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Modern Group Build - COMPLETED - THANKS ALL !!

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Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, May 14, 2016 4:59 PM

lewbud
I just found a Basler turbo prop conversion to convert the new Airfix C-47 into U.S. Forest Service smoke jumper aircraft

That would be SUPER cool. Awesome, do that one for sure.

BK

On the bench: 1/72 Meng F-102A Case XX

 1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   

On Deck:

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

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  • From: Nampa, Idaho
Posted by jelliott523 on Monday, May 23, 2016 9:28 AM

Well, I have finally got started on this kit, if everything goes as planned, I may be able to add another kit to this GB. Here's what I have so far. Hopefully I'll get a coat of primer on the office area today and get some other shots added.

On the Bench:  Lots of unfinished projects!  Smile

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, May 23, 2016 9:41 AM
BK, I would like to change my entry to the 1/72 Academy F-8E Crusader OOB. I will be trying to swap the Tornado (and a few other kits) a for a 1/350 German destroyer in the next IPMS meeting. I was looking through my stash and totally forgot I had the F-8, which is a shame as I really like that plane and always wanted to build it.

 

BTW, you should really try to make it to the meeting sometime. In Boise, not too far from you if you go straight down State Hwy.
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Posted by jelliott523 on Monday, May 23, 2016 11:30 AM

Speaking of the meeting in Boise, when is the next one Steve, and where are they held again?

On the Bench:  Lots of unfinished projects!  Smile

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, May 23, 2016 11:39 AM
3rd Saturday of the month in one of the side rooms at Foothills Christian Church on State St in Boise. I missed this last weekend due to my foot surgery but I will be there next month on the 18th. I will likely bring the Puffer launch dio and possable the Mariner, bith of which I want to show in SLC in September. I would really like to see you there. My wife even makes it on occasion because she enjoys the comradery and looking at the builds.
Here is their link.

 

http://www.ipmsboise.org/
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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, May 23, 2016 2:13 PM

Ok, Steve, I have you updated. Keep reminding me about the meeting, I may actually try to make it.

BK

On the bench: 1/72 Meng F-102A Case XX

 1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   

On Deck:

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, May 23, 2016 2:18 PM
Thanks Brandon and I will. I really hope you and Jeremy can make it.
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Posted by blkhwkmatt on Sunday, May 29, 2016 1:23 AM

I"m in for this one.  I will build a 1/72 YF-23 to start.  Shouldn't be too dificult of a kit to build as I am also building a Do-335 with a ton of AM thrown in.

<Matt

Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur!!! - Anything said in Latin sounds profound!

 

 

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, May 29, 2016 8:09 AM

Put me down for an taleri 1/48 F-22 please.

 

Theuns

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, May 29, 2016 10:45 AM

Thuens, got you down.

Matt, got you down as well. What company is your kit produced by?

BK

On the bench: 1/72 Meng F-102A Case XX

 1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   

On Deck:

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, May 29, 2016 10:54 AM

Here is the badge:

 

BK

On the bench: 1/72 Meng F-102A Case XX

 1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   

On Deck:

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Sunday, May 29, 2016 6:54 PM

Nice choice for a badge.  If you have never seen one take off, you have missed one of the prettier sights in aircraft life, especially at night......  After looking at the Verlinden office I think I'll stay with the kit one and just use the Eduard PE, but may use some of the rest of the cockpit PE from Verlinden.   

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Posted by blkhwkmatt on Monday, May 30, 2016 11:57 PM

BrandonK

Thuens, got you down.

Matt, got you down as well. What company is your kit produced by?

BK

 

 

BK - it is the old DML Air Superiority Series Kit.  Got it off of Ebay a while back.  Will have to look elsewhere for the decals as they have yellowed horribly and look to be unusable.  I think that in total there might be 35 pieces to the entire kit and no surface details.  Might look into scribing some of the panels on this one.

<Matt

Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur!!! - Anything said in Latin sounds profound!

 

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 9:05 AM

Ok, cool Matt. This sounds like an interesting kit. Looking forward to seeing it come together. 

BK

On the bench: 1/72 Meng F-102A Case XX

 1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   

On Deck:

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, June 01, 2016 11:26 PM

ALright Gentlemen. It's time to get the party started. I'll begin with this kit here:

It has 15 seperate, large parts trees and I believe over 200 parts. This should be a great one. It will be a few weeks before I pull the trigger, but I may get antzy and start sooner.

BK

 

On the bench: 1/72 Meng F-102A Case XX

 1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   

On Deck:

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, June 01, 2016 11:34 PM
Awesome BK!!! Can’t wait to see that bird! As you probably noticed my F-8 is also the Sundowners.
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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, June 02, 2016 7:53 AM

Bk, looks awesome there! 

Same here with me, I thought I'd put mine off till I get some other stuff done but I might not be able to resist and do a little work this weekend. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, June 02, 2016 9:20 AM

I hear that.  Started scraping the details off of the pit parts that get the Eduard PE last night before washing and painting.

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, June 02, 2016 2:37 PM

BrandonK

Here is the badge:

 

BK

 

 

NICE.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: ICM 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/1 Ausf A

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, June 02, 2016 5:34 PM

Bish,

Glad you like the badge. I think it is one of the coolest planes ever built. Saw one in action when I was in the AF many moons ago. Super cool.

BK

On the bench: 1/72 Meng F-102A Case XX

 1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   

On Deck:

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

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Posted by B_one fixer on Thursday, June 02, 2016 9:01 PM

Well here is my entry, will get started this weekend. I might convert it to an "A' to use these decals or I may find a sheet for a B or D variant in my decal pile.

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Posted by greentracker98 on Thursday, June 02, 2016 9:39 PM

Brandon. Pencil me in for a Revell 1/72 SR-71 Blackbird. I've wanted to do that for quite a while now

Thanks I usually don't go in for the modern jets, but there are a few I like.

Great choice for the badge

A.K.A. Ken                Making Modeling Great Again

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Posted by taxtp on Thursday, June 02, 2016 9:42 PM

Thanks for the heads up on the He 162 Bish. This does look like a good GB, there's plenty of interesting builds.

My 162 is going to get post war French markings, so it should look a little different. Berna decals have it on one of their sheets.

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, June 02, 2016 10:33 PM

GT, gotcha down, and welcome. I think we are all looking forward to this one. 

I have a Testors 1/48 Sr-71 Blackbird in the stash, but I can't find the ambition to get going on it. 

BK

On the bench: 1/72 Meng F-102A Case XX

 1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   

On Deck:

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

  • Member since
    October, 2009
  • From: Oil City, PA
Posted by greentracker98 on Thursday, June 02, 2016 11:35 PM

BrandonK

GT, gotcha down, and welcome. I think we are all looking forward to this one. 

I have a Testors 1/48 Sr-71 Blackbird in the stash, but I can't find the ambition to get going on it. 

BK

 

B randon,  I just went to wal mart and they had my Blackbird. It has the surveillance drone too. Pencil me in for that too

Yea, I went to walmart at Midnight Geeked

A.K.A. Ken                Making Modeling Great Again

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Posted by Theuns on Friday, June 03, 2016 12:54 AM

Here is my entry. Italeri 1/48 F-22.

 

 

Theuns

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, June 03, 2016 8:03 AM

Whoops, forgot to mention yes that is a very cool badge. Yes

Love those entries guys, please keep the awesome coming! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by greentracker98 on Friday, June 03, 2016 11:30 AM

Thanks Brandon. This looks to be a really great Group Build

A.K.A. Ken                Making Modeling Great Again

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Posted by greentracker98 on Friday, June 03, 2016 10:49 PM

Here's a bit of SR-71 Blackbird trivia.

When Pres Johnson announced the Blackbird to the world, he mistakenly called it the SR-71. before that the correct title was the RS-71

A.K.A. Ken                Making Modeling Great Again

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, June 05, 2016 7:04 PM

I put together most of the cockpit for the Kinetic 1/48th F-16B last night.

Pros:

1). The box is stuffed full of sprues- there's enough ordinance to equip a whole squadron of fighters.

2). Detail seems well done on all parts.

3). Parts to build either the one-seat F-16A or the dual-seat F-16B.

Cons:

1). Instructions are provided for the earlier kit of the one-seater. There's a couple of errata sheets for this kit. There are no instructions provided for the dual-seater cockpit. I found some instructions in another Kinetic F-16 kit that I used. Seems like they could have put in one sheet though for the cockpit. 

2). Some big injection pins on parts to sand off.

 

 

 

 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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