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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 3, 2021 10:30 PM

Great looking Hurricane, suomi39.  It is a great kit.  I built one, too, some time ago, and was majorly impressed with the kit.  Went together really well.  I'd like Airfix to come out with the metal wing version now.

You did a fine job!  Do you have a preference for the finish photo?

Thanks for participating in the GB!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by suomi39 on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 9:31 PM

Almost forgot I'd signed up for this GB as well. Just finished my Hurricane tonight after almost a two-year break! Went through the thread and am very impressed with everyone's work. Excited to include this little bird here. As a recap, it's a Finnish Hurrican MkI fabric-winger, bought from England and designated HC465, in mid-1941 just after the start of the Continuation War. The pilot was Capt. H. Kalaja, from Pori, Finland (incedentally, where my ancestors are from as well). The kill mark on the tail is probably the DB-3 he downed on 3 July 1941. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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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.

On Ed's bench, ???

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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.

 

 

 

 

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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 Thursday, November 26, 2020 4:39 PM

Very nice; great color scheme.

 

 

 

 

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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 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 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 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.

 

 

 

 

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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 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 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 Saturday, October 10, 2020 9:32 PM

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

 

 

 

 

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

Good-looking color!

 

 

 

 

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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 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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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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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, October 2, 2020 8:39 PM

You continue to astonish, Steve.  Very impressive!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, October 2, 2020 10:45 AM

Thanks guys.

I started to install the portholes and sealed covers. The portholes with just the sealed cover will be getting the porthole PE as well. I think maybe while most portholes were closed during the pre emptive wind up to the attack there may have been a few open. I need to get a few more sheets of PE to finish. I also continued on the 25mm AA guns. With building attrition due to lost or broken pieces, I need to get another pack of these as well. There are still a few pieces to add to the guns as well.

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 68GT on Thursday, October 1, 2020 11:19 AM
Nice detail work I just wouldn't have the patience for something like that.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 8:55 PM

Exceptionally detailed work!  It's looking very good.  I admire your patience.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 11:45 AM

Nice looking Stuka GT.Yes, it's been a while and frankly it will be quite a bit longer before I finish, but here's an update on the Akagi.

First off I finished all the handholds, then decided to replace the individual ladder rungs on the hull. So I orders the rungs and waited. While installing the rungs and cleaning off the original plastic blobs, I found some of the porthole eyebrows were removed during the process of removing the rungs and handholds, so I orders some portholes. I received the rungs sometime back and the porthold the other day but thought I should catch up here.

So, here she is with the handholds. Forgive if you've already see this pic.

next is the ladder rungs, They are very small and will be streighted better before paint.

Unfortunatly, I keep breaking off the railings so I had to order new generic IJN railings Sad

Anyway, on to the portholes. I'll need more of them since there's about 300 per side Tongue Tied

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 68GT on Sunday, September 27, 2020 2:45 PM
Yeah, I keep any eye out for these and pick them up when I find a good deal on ebay or Hyperscale.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, September 27, 2020 1:42 PM

Yup, sure looks like a Stuka!  Nice going!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by 68GT on Sunday, September 27, 2020 1:04 PM

Thought I took some more progress photos of the 87 B but either my phone or me malfunctioned. This is where I'm at with it now.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 6:06 PM

Neither of them seems to be available right now.  Sad

 

 

 

 

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