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

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Posted by taxtp on Thursday, April 12, 2018 8:51 PM

Crown, your Buffalo is stunning. I think you've single handedly got me hooked on that yellow wings thing again.

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by lostagain on Friday, April 13, 2018 8:35 AM

Nick, the Buffalo is superb! Fantastic finish, great metallics, and just taking the gloss off the yellow gives it the used look.

The Defiant looks extremely used, but the decals are all on now so they need to be bashed up a bit as well. This will either look good or....

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Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, April 13, 2018 8:54 AM

many thanks lostagain your build looks like one of those museum planes that where just found . I was looking at some Finnish buffalos and they look just like your build very realistic!  Keep going!

  

 Nick.

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Posted by jgeratic on Friday, April 13, 2018 10:29 AM

LA, that finish does look ratty doesn't it. 

I think I've read somewhere, Britmodeller likely, that the black used wasn't very robust and constantly had to be retouched.  Apparently there was also a grey primer applied beforehand (either dark or light grey).

Here it is, info was quoted from a Ducimus publication:

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234975050-paint-it-black/&page=2

regards,

Jack

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, April 13, 2018 2:11 PM

Very effectiv, la.  Hard useage!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by scottrc on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 1:23 PM

My Tamiya thinner came today, so hopefully I can start airbrushing the Prinz Eugen.  I started using Tamiya acrylicson the last couple of builds and kept getting a chalky finish.  I learned it was better use use their thinner.

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 3:46 PM

Hope it works for you, Scott.  It'll be interesting to hear how things go.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by scottrc on Friday, April 27, 2018 11:48 AM

I hope it does as well, but I haven't had a chance to get back to the bench for the last two weeks.  I will be out of the country on vacation all next week, so I guess no updates from me until mid May.

Scott

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, April 29, 2018 2:20 PM

Enjoy your vacation, Scott!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by lostagain on Sunday, May 20, 2018 12:11 AM

Hope it was a good break Scott!

Ok, the Defiant has lost a paintball battle...

After the oils were wiped back, I have sealed it off again, heading to the last weathing stages:

So I would like to think it won't be long now...

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, May 20, 2018 9:48 PM

Nice progress, lost.  It's certainly seen a lot of missions!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by scottrc on Monday, May 21, 2018 8:11 AM

Thanks lost, it was a great vacation. The Defiant is looking good. Oils can be a lot of fun.

No progress from me.  Its Spring and I'm working on a number of landscaping projects.  I do hope to get some time in the next few evenings to work on the Prinz.  Its ready to paint. 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, May 21, 2018 3:40 PM

Good to hear your vacation went so well, Scott.  I'm sure spring-time duties are going to bite into modeling time.

I raked up leaves out of the flower beds Saturday; acquired blisters on both thumbs--something that doesn't happen when working on the plastic.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by scottrc on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 1:18 PM

Its now June and I still have not made it back to the model bench.  Will try to get to soon.  I really want to get this project done. 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 4:58 PM

Whatever it takes, Scott.  Plenty of time left--a lot of summer, too!  

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by lostagain on Sunday, June 10, 2018 9:15 AM

Okau all  the dangly bits are hanging off the Defiant now, all that remains is getting a few finishing touches and then the good photos.

 

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Posted by scottrc on Sunday, June 10, 2018 6:22 PM

That Defiant is looking good.

Since the day was another 90 degree day with about the same % humidity, I spent time in the nice, cool basement and did the airbrushing that I procrastinated for the last month.

And a little fitting up.  I decided I might stick with the full hull.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 8:39 PM

Excellent Defiant, lost.  Plus, it's always good to see a crew manning the aircraft.  Good work!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 8:42 PM

Admirable progress, Scott!  

You've got a nifty method of gathering the parts together for painting; and the full hull does look impressive.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by ww2psycho on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 11:05 PM
Can I enter a hurricane I partially started? mostly just the engine and cockpit parts are cut out. Nothing is glued or painted. It would be in the markings of a Malta fighter.
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Posted by scottrc on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 10:20 AM

Thaks Check,  everything I am doing I pretty much picked up here on the forums.

These sub-assemblies are small, but with the ultra fine needle in my airbrush at low pressure, they were easy to paint.  I may get the courage to try a dazzle cammo some day.  

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Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:16 PM

Nice work on the Defiant Lost, it's looking like a real warrior !

Scott, I like the lines of the Eugen, you're doing a nice job with it. I'll follow your lead with painting when I get to my next ship.

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 8:32 PM

That would be fine, psycho.  What's the scale and the manufacturer, and I'll add you to the build roster.

Welcome to the GB!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 8:34 PM

Turning out really nicely, Scott.

I'm sure you'll do an excellent job with a dazzle scheme.  I did USS North Carolina in a dazzle measure a few years ago, and thought maybe I'd try it again on USS Missouri when the 1944 GB comes around.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by ww2psycho on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 10:28 PM

Tamiya (Italeri tooling) 1/48 Hawker Hurricane Mk.I

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, June 14, 2018 8:22 AM

Thanks for that information, psycho.  I've updated the build roster.  Hurricanes are among my favorites, so I'll look forward to seeing yours come together.

Thanks for joining the GB.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by scottrc on Thursday, June 14, 2018 9:28 AM

Thank you Tony and Check for the encourgement.

Few pics from last night.  It looks like a lot is done, but with of all the parts I have left, the ship is still about 40% complete.  A lot a parts for such a small ship.

I am in the process to measure the main deck railings, then to cut and paint them, and attach them pretty much at the end of the build, otherwise I will fat finger them into squashed little deformities.   

I also forgot to paint the darker gray cammo on the bow and stern of the hull, so either this ship moves to 1940, or I mask and paint it.  I'm tying to the latterBig Smile

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, June 14, 2018 8:34 PM

That's a very attractive ship, Scott.  Nice work!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by taxtp on Thursday, June 14, 2018 11:24 PM

scottrc

I also forgot to paint the darker gray cammo on the bow and stern of the hull, so either this ship moves to 1940, or I mask and paint it.  I'm tying to the latterBig Smile

I've done that before !

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by taxtp on Saturday, June 16, 2018 3:19 AM

I'd like to add a  quick build into this GB please CMK. I'm going to re-live my childhood by doing the Revell 1/72 Panzer II kit, which is originally a Matchbox kit complete with diorama base. The two decal options are for a tank of the Leichte Division, DAK, North Africa 1941 and and the other is for Pz Rgt 8, 15, Pz. Div. DAK, North Africa 1941-42. I think either is ok for this GB.

I built many of these Matchbox 1/76 armor kits as a kid, and I think I'll do a few just for fun from time to time. I thought they were easier to build than the Airfix kits, and I couldn't really get hold of any other brand at the time.

Hopefully it'll be a quick, fun little build. I actually made a start on it last night, basically the kit construction is out of the box, with the base I've filled in the walls of the ruined building as they are one sided and I'd prefer them to be solid.

Here's what I've got.

Cheers

Tony

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

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