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75th Anniversary of 1941 Group Build (World at War)

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 2:22 PM

Bish:  That's interesting to hear, and it makes sense.  I had wondered whether the manufacturer behind them was Humbrol, since they all come in the little tins.

Before the postal regulations forbidding air shipment, I got some Xtracolour through Hannant's, for WWI aircraft, but haven't built anything to use them with.

Over here in the States, it's not always easy to get hold of specific thinners for British-made paint, so I've been using lacquer thinner for everything, and not had any problems.  Before they discontinued it, I used Floquil Dio-sol for everything, and it worked fine, too.

Xtracolour had/has a lot of useful colo(u)rs, but I don't think they distribute across the great Pond.

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 2:40 PM

Ye, it does seem a coincidence they all come in those little tins. I know Xtrocolr is owned by Hannants, but it would not surprise me if they all come from the same factory.

I know the rescrictions on enamel paints can be a pain. Even within the UK they can't be carried by Royal mail, they have to come by Parcel Force. But at least you can get hold of coclorcoats over there and their range is getting bigger. I know they have all the main German aircraft and armour colours alongside the naval ones.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

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                     Academy 1/72nd Apache AH.1

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 3:42 PM

I haven't tried Colourcoats Luftwaffe paints; I still have enough Testors MM for a little while, but will probably give them a go when I need some more.  I have a couple of He-111's waiting, and they'll take up a lot of paint.

Just got an order for some from the US distributor.  I like their range and authenticity. Picked up some IJN paint for the I-19 submarine which sank USS Wasp; plus they had the US equivalent for RAF Sky.  Should come in handy on the next AVG Hawk.

We have similar delivery issues here in the States, too.  Enamels have to come via some sort of ground shipment--not the US Postal Service.  I really don't know how a few tins/bottles of paint pose a danger to an aircraft loaded with thousands of pounds of jet fuel--but such is the thinking in the world today.

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 3:51 PM

They have a couple of colours that Xtracolor doesn't do such as RLM 77. And where as Xtracolor 81 has gone green, Colorcoats does the original brown version. I tried a couple of their German navay colours on my U-99 and really liked them. I have built up a stash of a few more for when i tackle some of the bigger ones.

Ye, it does not make much sense to me. I had thought it was an EU thing, but clearly not. I know it caused hannants and others some major headaches when first introduced.

On the flip side, we can't get any testors products over here, but one of the guys did send me a Testors enamel silver paint pen across the pond and it seems no aircraft were brought down on the journey.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 9:12 PM

I wouldn't mourn the lack of Testors too much; from comparing them with Colourcoats, I think Colourcoats airbrushes better.

Glad the paint pen arrived without creating an international incident.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by Theuns on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 11:38 PM

Thanx, you can post any pic you like for the front page :-)

 

Just as a matter of interest. I am not sure if you lads can get Humbrol enamels but they are basically all I use due to limited supply here.

Their new range of "RLM codes" are really nice and from what I can tell the colour match is very good.

I have found them easy to AB aslong as they are thinned quite well. In the past I used thinners to thin but anything over about 25% it started getting pigment seperation and it became "grainy"

I now thin all my enamels with mineral turpentine and it works like a charm, it flashes off slower and I can get the paint thinned to the cosistency of milk , about 40% with no bad effect on the paint.

 

Theuns

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, March 23, 2017 2:08 PM

Front page/completed builds is updated now with your Spitfire, Theuns.

Thanks for the information about Humbrol, too.  They supply a lot of colors that Testors doesn't make anymore, so I use them quite a bit.  Good to know about thinning them for airbrushing.

I'll check into their RLM colors.  

Thanks for being part of the GB.  It was good to have you with us.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, March 23, 2017 2:50 PM

Theuns

Thanx, you can post any pic you like for the front page :-)

 

Just as a matter of interest. I am not sure if you lads can get Humbrol enamels but they are basically all I use due to limited supply here.

Their new range of "RLM codes" are really nice and from what I can tell the colour match is very good.

I have found them easy to AB aslong as they are thinned quite well. In the past I used thinners to thin but anything over about 25% it started getting pigment seperation and it became "grainy"

I now thin all my enamels with mineral turpentine and it works like a charm, it flashes off slower and I can get the paint thinned to the cosistency of milk , about 40% with no bad effect on the paint.

 

Theuns

 

Ye, there colour specific range is quite nice. I used their WW2 USN colours on a hellcat last year and really liked them.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

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Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 6:51 PM
This GB is scheduled to run until 2020, but there haven't been any posts in a while. I want to check if it's still active before entering. Cheers Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 7:36 PM

And this one too is still open.  I wanted to give late-comers the chance to earn a complete set of badges from '39 through '45, even if they came upon the GB's near the end.

I will probably do another Flying Tiger for '41 when I can get the time.  I've got a few more in the stash.

You are more than welcome to join in, and glad to have you, Tony.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 8:00 PM

I've reposted the GB badge, so all of you who signed up but haven't finished yet can keep going.

And any others with interest, please feel free to join up.

By the 75th anniversary of the end of the war, you'll have a GB badge for each year, as you complete your projects!

Thanks.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 8:12 PM
Thanks very much CMK. The Afrika Korps were formed on January 11th 1941, with Rommel taking charge a month later. To commemorate this, I will build one of the Airfix 1/32 (54mm) Afrika Korps figures. Cheers Tony

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 10:51 PM

Sounds good, Tony.  I've added your figure to the build roster.  Glad to have your participation!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by lostagain on Sunday, January 21, 2018 4:55 PM

Hi Check,

I have come back to fill a gap in my GB sequence!

Entry for '41 is the Airfix 1/72 Defiance, new moulds as the night fighter.

Yesterday I painted the interior Tamiya RAF Cockpit Green and partly assembled it, but now we go on vacation, so that's it for a few weeks...

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, January 21, 2018 9:18 PM

Good to have you with the GB, lost.  Nice work!  You accomplished quite a bit.  Have a good vacation.  Safe travels!

Build roster is updated.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by taxtp on Monday, January 22, 2018 8:35 PM
I like it too LA, nice. Cheers Tony

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 4:48 AM

Nicestart there LA. Had one of these in theRAF GB, looks good in black with the sharks teeth. Looking forwardto seeing what youcan do with it.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

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Posted by lostagain on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 6:53 PM

Thanks guys

Bish, this will also be the black finish, but having read the RAF GB, I am going to have to put some blue in there too...

Painted up the figures that don't normally get a look in.

Then had to mangle the pilot to get him to sit with his legs under the dash. He is in now, and never getting out.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 9:08 PM

Nice work painting the pilots, lost.  They look really good.

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Posted by scottrc on Friday, February 23, 2018 9:46 AM

Hey CM,

I have a Trumpeter 1/700 Prinz Eugen that is set up for its May 1941 configuration when it was with the Bismark.  

Scott

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, February 24, 2018 1:30 PM

Very good, Scott!  I've added the Prinz to the build roster.  Looking forward to watching the construction.

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Posted by scottrc on Sunday, February 25, 2018 8:37 AM

Thanks CM,

Looking through the kit this morning and I thought I had everything, but looks like I need to order some paint.  The Prinz Eugen and a unique two shaded gray camo.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 4:26 PM

That should look really sharp, Scott.  Looking forward to seeing it!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by lostagain on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 9:27 AM

With the pilot in, the wings are on and the radiators are installed underneath. masking the glazing has started off camera too.

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 10:05 AM

Looks good LA, nice job on the crew.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 3:36 PM

Shaping up really well, lost!  Nice going!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by scottrc on Tuesday, March 06, 2018 8:35 AM

I got the Prinz Eugen out of the box, parts cleaned up, and starting to paint up the deck tonight.  

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, March 06, 2018 2:37 PM

Looking forward to seeing things, Scott.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 3:21 PM

wow another great GB check me with a 1/48 tamiya F2A2 Buffalo from the lady Lex spring 1941 CM.

  

 Nick.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 9:39 PM

Welcome to "1941," Nick.  Glad to have you along.  Great subject you've chosen.

The build roster is updated with your entry.

 

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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