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

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  • Member since
    April, 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Wednesday, April 04, 2018 8:22 AM

Scott, the Prinz Eugen is coming along really well, fine detail work there. Not sure your sailing ship fits the GB time zone though.

Nick, the Buffalo has raced along there and is looking superb. You forget that pre Pearl there were a lot of very bright US aircraft out there.

For the Defiant, last time it was silver. on this build I am trying my hand at a heavily weathered finish. Stage 1 was a hairspray coat followed by a mix of blacks to get variation (flat, Nato, semi gloss) then scrubbing back to reveal the aluminium underneath. I think I have gone overboard, but I am relying on weathering to tone it all back in.

So I am just as interested as you to see how this goes...

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, April 04, 2018 10:06 AM

Lostagain thank you . that looks very interesting 

  

 Nick.

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, April 04, 2018 2:48 PM

I've seen some photos of some pretty beat-up aircraft, lost, so I don't think yours is overdone at all; and I think you're right that weathering will tone things down and blend everything together.  It's certainly creative, very visually interesting and attention getting.  Nice work!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, April 05, 2018 8:40 AM

I gave it a tamiya flat black wash with tamiya super  thined flat clear to give a sun beached look .

the tamiya mark fit decal solution on these decals is AWESOME. I havent tested it on any other decals yet .

  

 Nick.

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, April 05, 2018 5:11 PM

That looks great, Nick.  The wash is really effective in bringing out the details; and the colors are still vibrant.  Nice work!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Thursday, April 05, 2018 7:24 PM
Yeah that looks even better Nick. It's going to be an excellent model. Cheers Tony

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

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, April 05, 2018 7:44 PM

Thank you taxtp it’s a handful now the canopy and the small stuff 

  

 Nick.

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    April, 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Friday, April 06, 2018 2:32 AM

looks like a little ripper, Nick!

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    December, 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Friday, April 06, 2018 4:15 PM

I also like how your yellow and silver finish turned out Nick.

Scott

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Sunday, April 08, 2018 8:30 PM

lostagain thank you this little guy is a hand full.

Scottrc thank you its a bright little bumble bee.

I painted the landing gear with metalizer steel and place the high speed prop painted with   alclad aluminum.

  

 Nick.

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, April 08, 2018 8:35 PM

Looks better and better all the time, Nick.  It's an eye-catcher!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, April 08, 2018 8:44 PM

Nick,

To me Buffalo's look ridicules but your paint job makes it like a serious contender Yes

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/35 Hobby Boss Fieseler Storch
1/72 Hasegawa Nell
1/48 Tamiya Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales

In Que

1/700 Tamiya King George V

 

  • Member since
    April, 2007
  • From: Schroon Lake, NY
Posted by SMJmodeler on Monday, April 09, 2018 9:08 AM

crown r n7: Amazing how a wash brings it all together!  The landing gear really makes it come to life, looking good! Did you say Tamiya now makes a decal setting solution? Replace Micro Sol?

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, April 09, 2018 9:27 AM

Thank you cm,mc i appreciate your comments

Thank you SMJ,Yes I always didn’t like Tamiya kit decals but I found this stuff in local hs. I tried it on this kit and l like it it’s available in two strengths , I haven’t tried it on other decals yet there is a warning on the label that it can melt other decals.  11 pics up from here shows the two bottles.

  

 Nick.

  • Member since
    April, 2007
  • From: Schroon Lake, NY
Posted by SMJmodeler on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 8:40 AM

crown r n7: I scrolled back and saw the bottles, thanks for the info.  I've always been a fan of Tamiya kits and paints...maybe I'll give that stuff a try! I also noticed you had a bottle of Tamiya pre-mixed panel line wash.  I haven't built much lately so I'm a bit out-of-the-loop on new products...it looks like they're trying to stay competitive with MiG, Wilder, etc...Is the wash oil or water based?

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 9:58 AM

It’s enamel I bought it at the same time as the decal stuff will probably try it on my hawker hunter 

  

 Nick.

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 12:36 AM

finished up canopy still need the bottom window and finished pics

  

 Nick.

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 10:43 AM

Very nice, Nick.  Pretty slick-looking from this angle.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 11:49 AM

CM many thanks for comments .This one is done. I used model masters paint and metalizer and weathered with tamiya acrylics. The last time I built a F2A Buffalo is was in 1966 1/72 finish ace at the time (revell 3 kits in one deal).I thank all of your for your comments and for being in this GB. oh and tamiya deal solution great stuff I wont be round filing those decals again.

  

 Nick.

  • Member since
    April, 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 1:01 PM

Crown, very cool and colourful - nice one! Yes

 

regards,

Jack

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 1:38 PM

Great results, Nick.  You did an excellent job with the Buffalo.  Very much appealing to the eye.

Do you have a preference for the finish-photo?  They all look good.

And thanks to you for your participation in the GB!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 1:58 PM

Jack many thanks this was a unique build for me.

Checkmateking02 Im gald you like it . How about the third pic 

  

 Nick.

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 2:28 PM

AWESOME JOB Crown!

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/35 Hobby Boss Fieseler Storch
1/72 Hasegawa Nell
1/48 Tamiya Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales

In Que

1/700 Tamiya King George V

 

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 4:32 PM

Turned out really well Crown.  Don't see many of them.

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 5:54 PM

Thank you MC and scottrc I bought this kit in the 90’s with super scale finish decals but I counldnt  resist the colors. Maybe I’ll get me another for the finish ace.

  

 Nick.

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 9:41 PM

OK, Nick, you're finished build is up on the front page.  Thanks for contributing it and all your effort and skill to the GB.  It's a fine Buffalo.

I also see I need to try reposting the other finished builds, lost in the lamented phooto-bucket disaster.  I work on restoring them.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 9:56 PM

Ok . looks like the a big task reposting the lost pics.now I can work on the B24 . I wish I had more time for the midway build it takes me a while in building a SBD maybe next time.

 

  

 Nick.

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 10:01 PM

When Bish runs a GB, he usually allows people to finish--even after the deadline--so long as they've posted some progress photos before the official end.  Then, you can still complete the project.

So I'll invoke "Bish's Rule" over at the Midway GB for all participants who can make a start and submit photos before the deadline.

Looking forward to seeing your Liberator, too, Nick.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

  • Member since
    October, 2004
  • From: Northern Virginia
Posted by ygmodeler4 on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 10:02 PM
Crown that is a spectacular and stunning plane you built. Bravo

-Josiah

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, April 12, 2018 6:15 AM

Thank you ygmodeler4 I appreciate it.

  

 Nick.

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