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WHO NEEDS ENGINES ? THE 2017 GLIDER GROUP BUILD

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Posted by Jon_a_its on Monday, February 27, 2017 8:53 AM

GB Badge... I like No1 then No2...

 

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Posted by Jon_a_its on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 9:36 AM

progress...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, March 08, 2017 7:41 PM

I like 1 the best as well, Jon.  The Grunau is looking fine.

John

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, March 08, 2017 7:43 PM

Wirraway?  Wiiirrrrawaaayyyy?  Did Australia slide down beneath the South Pole?

John

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  • From: Pineapple Country, Queensland, Australia
Posted by Wirraway on Monday, March 13, 2017 8:25 AM
I'm still here.... I have caught the outdoor construction bug so spending most of my free time building a freestanding deck. I am taking a break from the Gigant and am starting on the Zwilling. Pics to follow.

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Posted by Jon_a_its on Friday, March 17, 2017 10:36 AM

Post East Mids Model Show Update

Still got to atach the windscreen & tidy up the paintwork on the Slingsby T7/Grunau Baby...

But a 'preview' of my next project below...

 

 

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  • From: Eufaula, Alabama
Posted by WannabeFarmboy on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 2:23 AM

Progress is lookin great, y'all. 

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  • From: Eagle River, WI
Posted by PANZERJAGER on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 9:56 AM

sorry for being absent for bit, I had to get some other projects out of the way first.

This kit is rather poor, I am having to rescribe all of the pannel lines because they are almost non existant. I did the fus. now I'll have to do the wing too.

speaking of the wing, the fit to the fus. was pretty bad, and I had to shim it with some Evergreen strip.

Also the resin gun pods don't fit well either. you will see in the pics that I am going to have to putty of Mr Surfacer the joints to make them look better.

But here are a few pics for now...

 

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Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:55 PM

Good to see some progress.  Get some Perfect Plastic Putty for this one!

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

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  • From: Eagle River, WI
Posted by PANZERJAGER on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 9:36 AM

jeaton01

Good to see some progress.  Get some Perfect Plastic Putty for this one!

 

Thanks John,

Here are some more pics.

I want to fair in the pods then scribe a seperation line around them once the putty dries tonight.

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  • From: Eagle River, WI
Posted by PANZERJAGER on Thursday, April 20, 2017 8:24 PM

Well, after scribing in all the almost non-existant panel lines, furring in all the resin blobs that didn't fit and countless hours of body and fender work.

Here it is..... DONE!

I am never building another Czeck Model kit again.

Enjoy!

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, April 21, 2017 12:02 PM

It may have been a bit of work but it's a fine model.  Great photos as well, Panzerjaeger.  Not all Czechmodel kits are this much work, luckily!

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

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  • From: Eagle River, WI
Posted by PANZERJAGER on Friday, April 21, 2017 12:05 PM

Anybody know what happened to Wirraway?

He hasn't been on this thread since March 13th...

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  • From: Eagle River, WI
Posted by PANZERJAGER on Friday, April 21, 2017 12:07 PM

jeaton01

It may have been a bit of work but it's a fine model.  Great photos as well, Panzerjaeger.  Not all Czechmodel kits are this much work, luckily!

 

Thanks jeaton01,

What Czech Model kits can you recommend?

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, April 21, 2017 12:22 PM

PANZERJAGER

Thanks jeaton01,

What Czech Model kits can you recommend?

 

 
All of them have some spots to work through, but the 1/32 F-80 looks nice in the box.  I know the intakes take some effort to get a good fit.  I like the subjects they do and am willing to put in the extra effort.  I have an XP-56 in process and its moldings are much better than what you had to work with on the Bv-40.

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

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    December, 2007
  • From: Eagle River, WI
Posted by PANZERJAGER on Friday, April 21, 2017 12:45 PM

jeaton01

 

 
PANZERJAGER

Thanks jeaton01,

What Czech Model kits can you recommend?

 

 

 
All of them have some spots to work through, but the 1/32 F-80 looks nice in the box.  I know the intakes take some effort to get a good fit.  I like the subjects they do and am willing to put in the extra effort.  I have an XP-56 in process and its moldings are much better than what you had to work with on the Bv-40.
 

Do you know anything about the 1/48 4806 Czech Model Curtiss XP-55 Ascender kit?

This one is in my stash too......

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, April 21, 2017 1:12 PM

I have that as well, but I built the Collect-Aire resin kit instead.  I can't recall why, as the resin kit was not without its issues, as usual.  The moldings don't look too bad, and Tom Cleaver liked it:

http://modelingmadness.com/review/allies/us/cleaverxp55.htm

 

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

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  • From: Pineapple Country, Queensland, Australia
Posted by Wirraway on Friday, May 12, 2017 5:17 AM
apologies for being AWOL guys. Life has been getting in the way of modelling these days. Great work on those completed builds ! I am hopeful of getting some primer on the Zwilling tonight.

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Posted by simpilot34 on Sunday, September 03, 2017 1:19 AM

No apologies necessary Wirraway, i have been away far too long myself. I usually over commit myself and things(life) just unravels all those plans and then you get a bit of depression because you know durn well you can't do it all. Just one GB and model at a time to get things going again I say.

Cheers, Lt. Cmdr. Richie "To be prepared for war, is one of the most effectual means of preserving the peace."-George Washington

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