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

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Posted by GAF on Thursday, October 24, 2019 9:52 PM

Good work, Mark!

Gary

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Posted by Tomcat on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 8:07 PM

An updatye on my Zero. I am painting this with Tamiya IJN Grey green. With model molded in dark green I wanted to first prime with a light color to help cover that dark green. So I opted fopr Tamiya flat white.

This will be the first time I've used Tamiya paint. Yeah hard to believe I know. But my purpose of using white as a primer is two fold. As I said above I wanted the airframe color to be easier to cover the dark green plastic and I wanted to try something I have done before...preshading.

I want the effect to be subtle, not overly pronounced. I don't know how this is going to work out, but we'll see after the grey/green goes on.

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/24 '69 Pontiac GTO and a Monogram 1/67 (box scale) B-26 Invader

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 10:06 PM

Everything looks good, Mark.  Should turn out to be a spectacular paint scheme.  Nice work!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Tomcat on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 8:46 PM

 

The paint is on and the preshading is almost covered up completely...almost. It doesn't show well in the pics but its there. 

The canopy is masked, painted and clear coated (with a satin finish)...

Now its onto gloss coat and decals...

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/24 '69 Pontiac GTO and a Monogram 1/67 (box scale) B-26 Invader

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Posted by taxtp on Thursday, November 21, 2019 6:55 PM
I can see them, looks really good Mark. Cheers Tony

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

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, November 23, 2019 12:03 PM

Great work, Mark.  Looks good.  You certainly put a lot into masking the canopy!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Tomcat on Sunday, December 1, 2019 12:10 PM

Decalling the zero in progress, with a long way to go...

The prop and cowl are complete, the canopy needs sopme clean up...

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/24 '69 Pontiac GTO and a Monogram 1/67 (box scale) B-26 Invader

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, December 1, 2019 12:19 PM

Good job, Mark.  That's a sharp looking color on the Zero.  

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Tomcat on Sunday, December 8, 2019 11:07 PM

Here is the completed Zero...

My enthusiam was dampend when nearing finish line, as I was adding a little weathering, I managed to drop the model onto the floor...AAAARRRGGGHHH!

Just a little minor damage, but really, just about a half an hour from finishing...jeesh.

Well, anyway calling this one done and onto 1942 and 1943. I will post on the '43 thread my submissions. Thanks for looking.

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/24 '69 Pontiac GTO and a Monogram 1/67 (box scale) B-26 Invader

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, December 9, 2019 3:42 PM

Excellent Zero, Mark.  Nice looking work all around!

Yeah, I hate that too when something drastic happens at the very tail-end of the building process.  Good for you that you managed to repair the damage.

Which photo would you like for the gallery of finished builds?

Thanks again for being part of the GB!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Tomcat on Monday, December 9, 2019 4:19 PM
How about photo number 4?

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/24 '69 Pontiac GTO and a Monogram 1/67 (box scale) B-26 Invader

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, December 9, 2019 5:56 PM

Sounds good, Mark.

Unfortunately, postimages seems to be off at the moment.  I'll give it a while to correct itself, then try again.

I haven't had any problems before; no one here has mentioned it--so I don't know what the issue is.

Update:  I checked around the net and it seems to be inaccessible to everybody right now.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Tomcat on Monday, December 9, 2019 6:29 PM
No problem. I have had so many problems updating my signature with badges, I've given up.

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/24 '69 Pontiac GTO and a Monogram 1/67 (box scale) B-26 Invader

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, December 9, 2019 6:41 PM

Thanks, Mark.  I hope they're back up and running soon.

As for badges in the signiture, I don't know what the issue could be, except maybe a limit of some kind.

I make GIF's out of every ten group builds, then load each one into a new GIF.  That seemed to work, and there's enough room for ten GIF's of ten each--for a total of 100 GB's (if I'd ever make it that far!).

Might be something for you to try:  http://picasion.com/

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Tomcat on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 2:48 PM

checkmateking02

Thanks, Mark.  I hope they're back up and running soon.

As for badges in the signiture, I don't know what the issue could be, except maybe a limit of some kind.

I make GIF's out of every ten group builds, then load each one into a new GIF.  That seemed to work, and there's enough room for ten GIF's of ten each--for a total of 100 GB's (if I'd ever make it that far!).

Might be something for you to try:  http://picasion.com/

 

OK, I have created the GIF. Now, how do I add it to my signature. No matter what I do, all I get is...."Validation error".  Angry

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/24 '69 Pontiac GTO and a Monogram 1/67 (box scale) B-26 Invader

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 4:55 PM

Mark:  you need to upload the GIF to a photo hosting service--like postimages (which still doesn't seem to be working up to par).  Then, there will be a "direct link" designation/name affliated with that image.  Copy that designator.

Go to the "settings" option and open it.  

Click on the "insert/edit image" button on your "signiture" and paste that designator from the photo hosting site into the "source" box.  Click the "OK" button and scroll down to the "update settings" at the bottom of that page.  Click it and it should load the GIF into your signiture.

If that doesn't work, then there must be something else going on that the tech people here at FSM might be able to solve.  I've never had a "validation error" pop up, so I don't know what that means.

While typing up this response, I see that postimages seems to be working now, so I'll see if your finish photo of the Zero can go up now.

Hope things work out, but I'm pretty ignorant computer-wise.

 

 

 

 

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 5:04 PM

Success!  At least from my end!  I was initially getting a "503" message over at postimages, and none of the pictures appeared right away.  

Mark:  I got your Zero uploaded to postimages, which I use for photo hosting, and it went up fine on the finish photo roster of the GB when I inserted it here at FSM.

If you're still having no joy with your GB badges, I don't know what the problem might be.

Anyway--thanks for your participation in the '41 GB.  It's a sharp looking Zero!  Good job building it!

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Tomcat on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 6:27 PM

Well son of a b-, it worked. I copied the GIF into postimage and inserted it into my signature. My guess is the Forum doesn't like Google photos where I host my pics.

Thanks for the info on the GIFs. I am now breathing a little easier.

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/24 '69 Pontiac GTO and a Monogram 1/67 (box scale) B-26 Invader

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 6:37 PM

Congratulations!  It looks good!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, April 6, 2020 5:01 PM

Bump... even though it appears I never even signed up for this one... Embarrassed

 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 7:12 PM

It's not too late, stik!  What do you have in mind?  You've got to fill your time somehow!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 8:17 PM

checkmateking02

It's not too late, stik!  What do you have in mind?  You've got to fill your time somehow!

 

Good question... I’m thinking either something from Barbarossa or North Africa... have a few in mind, but nothing narrowed down yet...

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 2:42 PM

Take your time.  

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, April 9, 2020 5:29 PM

Ok, decision made... I’m gonna do this kit. 

1/48 Fiat G.50 by Hasegawa

1941 North Africa

 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, April 10, 2020 2:23 PM

Nice choice, stik.  Something you don't see everyday.  

 

 

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, May 7, 2020 6:29 PM

Sweet choice Stick Yes

 

Check, I just started Agagi (forgot about this GB) Pearl loadout and hope to get 'er done by June 2021 for the Nationals.

Could you please add it to the list? Big Smile

 

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, May 8, 2020 12:42 PM

That’s a big beautiful kit Steve! I’ve seen a few in person built up, and they are impressive. A real beauty!

Im glad you like the Fiat. I’ve been wanting to build that kit for ages, and my new locale has given me some “inspiration”. Not to mention that I have never, in my fifty years of building models, built a single Italian aircraft. I think that it’s time to change that.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, May 8, 2020 1:54 PM

I'll add it to the build roster, Steve.  Looks like it's a Hasegawa?  What's the scale, so I can post that, too.  Nice choice!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, May 8, 2020 2:01 PM

Stick, I love the Fiat planes.

Check, correct, it's the Hasegawa 1/350.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, May 9, 2020 1:17 PM

Thanks, Steve.  I've added that information to the build roster.  Looking forward to watching the build.

 

 

 

 

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