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

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  • Member since
    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, October 2, 2020 8:39 PM

You continue to astonish, Steve.  Very impressive!

 

 

 

 

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    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Sunday, October 4, 2020 4:49 PM

Things didnt go according to plan but I did get the canopy on and masked. I did get a black primer coat down but didnt manage to get any RLM 79 down.

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, October 4, 2020 9:47 PM

It came out really smooth, Ed.  Should be a good base for the paint.

 

 

 

 

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    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 6:20 PM

I was feeling motivated after work and shot some MM acryl RLM 79 down.  Not a fan of these MM acrylics but it looks pretty good.  Photos dont show the panel line being accented by the black base and the slight mottled appearance of the 79 but its the classic "photos dont do it justice" scenario.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, October 8, 2020 1:43 PM

Good-looking color!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, October 9, 2020 11:33 AM

An Akagi update, sort of. Still drilling and installing porthole covers.

Many many more to do.

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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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, October 10, 2020 9:32 PM

Looks like you're gonna be very busy for a while!

 

 

 

 

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    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Friday, October 16, 2020 1:54 PM

My 1941 has been getting some love as well as 1943. Not really happy with the PrintScale decals or the Fujimi kit decals. Nothing seems to pull them down as if they are impervious.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, October 16, 2020 5:02 PM

Still looks good, Ed, despite the decal issue!

 

 

 

 

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 6:49 PM

I might have this one done this weekend.  Just have some more weathering and bombs left.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 7:36 PM

Nicely done, Ed.  Subtle weathering looks terrific.  Nice job with the two color spinner; I always find them difficult.

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Thursday, November 12, 2020 12:47 PM
Thanks, I just used a circle template for drafting and taped it so the spinner was held in tight. Then I just sprayed multiple lite coats with low pressure till it finally built up.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, November 12, 2020 6:57 PM

I've heard of the method, Ed, but haven't tried it, and I even have a circle template.  I've been hesitant, thinking that the circle template might scratch the first layer of color applied to the spinner.

 

 

 

 

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:42 AM

Just a slow progress picture while fine tuning the look.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, November 26, 2020 4:39 PM

Very nice; great color scheme.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by 68GT on Thursday, December 10, 2020 5:08 PM

1941 is in the books for me.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, December 11, 2020 8:37 PM

Outstanding work, Ed.  Really great-looking showpiece.  You did excellent work painting the canopy.  Very pleasing all-around.

And your choice for the finish photo?  Lots of good ones to pick from.

Thanks for being part of the GB.  It's been a pleasure to watch your work.

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Saturday, December 12, 2020 8:10 AM
Thanks, that's a tough call since my phone took some good photos that day. I would say any of the first four.

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, December 12, 2020 9:47 AM

Yes, all the photos came out looking good.  You must have a good camera in your phone.

Thanks again for participating in the GB.  

 

 

 

 

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