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Metal masters GB 2016 (1Feb to 31 July)

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Metal masters GB 2016 (1Feb to 31 July)
Posted by Theuns on Thursday, January 14, 2016 8:45 AM

Hi all.

I think a natural metal finish GB is a good call for the first part od 2016.

It seems to have been well supported in the past,

Rules

1. any aircraft ,spacecraft, auto,any scale that is at least 70% bare metal.

2. models completed up to 25% stage accepted

3. start 01-02-2016 untill 31-07-2016 (6 months should leave ample time)

4. WIP pix please so we can all learn from each other.

5. cross-overs allowed

6. Out of box of as much AM bling as you like

7. play nice and have fun.

 

please sign up and if you have a nice badge inmind please sumit it so we can chose one.

 

Theuns

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Posted by Theuns on Thursday, January 14, 2016 8:44 AM

Roster and pix page.

 

1. Theuns - Hasegawa 1/48 F-86f (completed page 3)

 

2. bvallot - Tamiya 1/48 P-51D

 

3. ajd3530 - ProModeler  1/48 P-47N

 

4. jelliot523 - Academy 1/48 Mig-21PF (completed page 8)

 

5. BrandonD - Hasagawa 1/48 F-86f (completed page 3)

 

6. Oortiz10  - Monogram 1/48 F-80 

                   

                    - P-47

 

                    -P-47

 

7. BrandonK  - 1/48 Tamiya P-51d Tuskegee (completed page 7)

 

8. Modelcrazy - 1/72 Minicraft B-47. (completed page 5)

 

9. lzdaily@com - 1/48 P-51 D  (completed page 8)

 

10. 68GT  - 1/72 Hasegawa A-37

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Posted by bvallot on Thursday, January 14, 2016 11:10 AM

Let's mark that P-51D at 1:48 from Tamiya.  Expect some scratchwork. =]

On the bench:  

Tamiya P-51D  William Shomo

Tamiya F4U-1  Kenneth Walsh

 

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Posted by Theuns on Thursday, January 14, 2016 10:23 PM

Folks, co host for this GB will be bvallot.

 

Theuns

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Posted by ajd3530 on Saturday, January 16, 2016 9:24 PM

What the heck. I join in with a 1/48 ProModeler P-47N

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Posted by Theuns on Saturday, January 16, 2016 10:19 PM

Great, come on in.....the water's fine ;-)

 

Theuns

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Posted by jelliott523 on Sunday, January 17, 2016 7:26 AM

I'll throw my hat in for this one since I havent committed to any GB's this year yet. I've got a few to complete that I started last year that are almost finished. I'll be joining with the Academy 1/48 Mig-21PF.

On the Bench:  Lots of unfinished projects!  Smile

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, January 17, 2016 8:09 AM

Welcime, I also built the Academy 21 PF last year, it's a nice kit.

Theuns

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Posted by bvallot on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 4:01 PM

 

Group Badge for this Group Build!! 

 Screen Shot 2016-01-19 at 3.50.21 PM by Britt Vallot, on Flickr

 

On the bench:  

Tamiya P-51D  William Shomo

Tamiya F4U-1  Kenneth Walsh

 

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Posted by bvallot on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 4:03 PM

Glad to see you on here ajd! =]

On the bench:  

Tamiya P-51D  William Shomo

Tamiya F4U-1  Kenneth Walsh

 

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Posted by jelliott523 on Sunday, January 24, 2016 9:12 AM

I like the second one! That would be my vote!

On the Bench:  Lots of unfinished projects!  Smile

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Posted by bvallot on Sunday, January 24, 2016 11:09 AM

Yeah, I'm partial to that one as well.  We can still leave it open to tweaking if y'all would like.  It doesn't have to stay completely like this.

On the bench:  

Tamiya P-51D  William Shomo

Tamiya F4U-1  Kenneth Walsh

 

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, January 24, 2016 10:35 PM

Defenately the second one I think...

 

Only a few days before we can start ;-)

Theuns

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Posted by Theuns on Friday, January 29, 2016 12:23 PM

Two day before start :-)

 

Theuns

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, January 31, 2016 7:37 AM

This will be my entry, Hasa 1/48 F-86f.

Will basically be outh the box, maybe just AM decals for SAAF

Theuns

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Posted by Theuns on Monday, February 1, 2016 10:13 PM

I declair this GB officially open :-)

 

Theuns

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Posted by bvallot on Monday, February 1, 2016 11:37 PM

I actually just watched a video about NMF that came up randomly from Doog.  I'll see if I can post it here.  He did a test of varying methods of manipulating the beat up weathered effect seen on actual warplanes. Interesting to see the results.  There's a part 2 as well.  I'll see about sharing the link.

On the bench:  

Tamiya P-51D  William Shomo

Tamiya F4U-1  Kenneth Walsh

 

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Posted by bvallot on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 12:52 PM

Here we are.  For anybody out there looking to do "some extra reading" here is a link to Doog's youtube page.  I think it's worth a watch...especially since I didn't have to take the time figuring all that trial and error stuff out. =P  He makes some good points about what isn't going to work out and what can point you in the right direction of what you're looking for.  =]

Hope you find it useful.

Bare Metal Variance pt 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMjuSZdHayE

Bare Metal Variance pt 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R8zwalD8t8&feature=iv&src_vid=_yQNHVFf0uU&annotation_id=5655f5be-0000-2d3f-b2ce-94eb2c060cc8

On the bench:  

Tamiya P-51D  William Shomo

Tamiya F4U-1  Kenneth Walsh

 

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Posted by Theuns on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 10:01 PM

Thanx for the links, I am sure it will be of great help :-)

 

Theuns

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Posted by BrandonD on Friday, February 5, 2016 1:03 AM

To myself: Don't overcommit, don't overcommit, don't overcommit...

Ok, sure, sounds fun! I'll build the same thing Theuns is building, the 1/48 Hasegawa F-86 Sabre. I've got some aftermarket decals for it that came with it on consignment, as well as a Verlinden resin interior set.

-BD-

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Posted by Theuns on Friday, February 5, 2016 5:21 AM

Welcome Brandon :-)

 

I started on my F-86 last night and I am very impressed with the detail sofar, the cockpit is very nice, however the bangseat is a big dissapointment. There are none of the prominent armrests and I will make it from scrap plastic.

Theuns

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Posted by bvallot on Saturday, February 6, 2016 9:10 AM

Glad to see you in here BD. =]

On the bench:  

Tamiya P-51D  William Shomo

Tamiya F4U-1  Kenneth Walsh

 

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  • From: LA-ish, SoCal
Posted by oortiz10 on Saturday, February 6, 2016 8:39 PM

Hey gang,

I had so much fun with the Mustang GB, I think I'd like to continue my modeling-mo with an entry into this GB!

I have Monogram's F-80 that I'd like to get in with.  

 

The wife's been away, so I've had a bit of extra building time to myself.  I went ahead and got started on this kit by gluing the rear fuselage halves to their forward partners.  The kit's designed to have the rear end detach to show the engine.  I didn't want to build it that way, so I glued the forward and rear pieces together.

It took some SERIOUS reinforcing and sanding to get the pieces to line up.

 

I also decided to close up the forward gun hatch.  Um...more fit headaches...

 

So, since so much of the raised detail was destroyed while getting the parts to fit together, I decided to just bite the bullet and rescribe the whole darn thing.

 

Luckily, the panel lines on this kit are pretty simple.  Good thing too, because dryfitting the wings to the fuse shows that there are MORE fit issues.  So, more raised detail would've been lost to the sanding-filling-repeat process.  This way, with the airframe rescribed, restoring detail during assembly won't be as big a deal.

Speaking of assembly, I was looking at which wingtip drop tank option I wanted to use, and in doing so, realized that the attachment for the tanks is fiddly at best.  So, I had to engineer something that would be a bit more, um, robust.  

First, I figured that the tiny attachment stubs on the tanks were not going to be good enough. 

 

I drilled 'em out and decided to use some wire for attaching the tanks to the wing.

 

Then, looking at the attachment points, I came up with an idea.  I'd take a piece of wire, bend it into a U-shape, and pass it through the wing from the inside.

 

Since the wingtips are so thin, this give me good solid attachment points extending from the wing into the tanks.

 

SOLID!

Finally, I cleaned up the tanks and added some tape for detail.  No, it's not accurate, but I'm betting it'll look the part under some paint.  

 

Anyway, that's where it's at as of now.  I have a three day weekend, so I'm going to try to get some bench time on my day off and make some progress.

Thanks for lookin'!  Feel free to drop your two cents in the bucket on the way out.  I always appreciate the comments and criticisms.

Cheers!

-O

-It's Omar, but they call me "O".

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, February 7, 2016 4:04 AM

Wow that is some good looking and FAST work you did there , well done.

I put you on the roster.

As for my Sabre, I dtrfitted the major parts and they look good, the detail is also very nice  but the bangseatwas a huge letdown!

The seat is basically just that, a hollow cradle with almost no detail, o belts, not eve the farmiliar red armrests so I had to sctach build them to look more "busy" aswell as making belts from painted lead foil obtained from my local glass recycling place....you guessed it - wine bottles LOL.

 

I gloss coated the whole "office" and need to do a pin wash to give it some feel.

 

Here is the seat I am trying to replicate

 

Theuns

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, February 7, 2016 7:47 AM

I used the supplied ID decal on the raided detail pannel, then put drops of future on the faces to look like the glass on the instruments

I think the seat looks allot better now.

 

 

Theuns

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Posted by bvallot on Sunday, February 7, 2016 9:57 AM

Glad to have you O.  That looks like it'll be a beast to get into shape.  I'm sure you'll tackle it though. =]

Theuns, I just had a thought while looking at your seat after you mentioned the lead foil.  I don't know why I haven't thought of it sooner but I guess that's just how it goes.  How do you think it would come out if you used the lead foil as the seat cover or when you see that quilted patterned paneling that goes up around a cockpit or crew area?  I think a thick enough foil could be embossed with that pattern and hold it's shape pretty well.  That stuff is pretty stiff.  I bet that would come out pretty well.  I think with the right tool for embossing it, you could manage the contours that are seen it.

Just a thought. =]  Any of you seen anything like that?

On the bench:  

Tamiya P-51D  William Shomo

Tamiya F4U-1  Kenneth Walsh

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, February 7, 2016 11:07 AM

Alright, I haven't been complete beaten by Alclad so I'll toss my hat in now. I found a 1/48 Tamiya P-51D Tuskegee in my stash that I forgot about. I'd like to knock that one out. I have few kits in line so it will be a few weeks, at least, before I start but I'll make sure it gets done.

BK

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On Deck: Alot more !

 

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, February 7, 2016 11:17 AM

Welcome Brandon, I have you on the list.

Bvallot, I think it may well work to simulate the quilting effect, but wonder if normal kitchen foil would work better as it is allot thinner and will show up the look better. This lead foil is quite thick.

You could even use a toothpick with a ruler to do the quilts...

 

Theuns

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Posted by bvallot on Sunday, February 7, 2016 5:21 PM

Glad to have you on board as well! =]  Your recent bout proved quite extraordinary.  One day I do want to have that one super polished show plane that looks absolutely immaculate. Yes...one day. >=] *evil laugh

What do you have in mind for your build?

On the bench:  

Tamiya P-51D  William Shomo

Tamiya F4U-1  Kenneth Walsh

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, February 7, 2016 11:34 PM

bvallot
What do you have in mind for your build?

I'm planning on a shiny but not over the top Red Tail. A bit more flash than they really had but not as much as the F84 had. You'll notice I said "had", as it is no more and has been completely repainted. Turns out it was TOO smooth and Alclad and even the decals just refused to hold to the surface. Had to start over. But, it looks pretty good now.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

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