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Modern Group Build - COMPLETED - THANKS ALL !!

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  • Member since
    January, 2014
  • From: Toronto
Posted by Rob S. on Friday, June 24, 2016 7:57 PM

Got a good start on the CF-18. It will be a quick build as she can't be weathered as she was painted for public display. Nice, typical Academy quality, so, I don't suspect any building woes.

 

That's if for now. I suspect this will go quickly. I can't weather it as it's supposed to be pristine for public display and she's fresh painted. I saw her in Ottawa and she was super clean and shiny.

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Saturday, June 25, 2016 8:16 AM

Look good Rob. Don't see Academy mentioned that often as one of the great modeling companies but I've rarely been disappointed in one of their products.

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

 

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  • From: Toronto
Posted by Rob S. on Saturday, June 25, 2016 9:31 AM

Thanks Gam..I've never really had too many issues with Academy. Maybe the older stuff, but, I've always been happy with them.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, June 25, 2016 10:12 AM

Looks good Rob. I have nevr had issues with Academy kits. The only really issue i have heard of is the decals.

''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 Saturday, June 25, 2016 6:36 PM

Rob, wow, you are moving right along. Looks like a F-18 already.

BK

On the bench: 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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    January, 2014
  • From: Toronto
Posted by Rob S. on Saturday, June 25, 2016 9:16 PM

Thanks folks, it's going well. 

 

She's definately an '18 now

 

managed to get the Flat Earth down

That's it for now. I'll let that set up and get back at it tomorrow. Landing gear went on fine. No glitches thus far. A bit of sanding, but, that's normal. Enjoying the build thus far.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, June 26, 2016 8:28 AM

Wow, you are moving right along! Already with the first coat of paint!!! 

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

 

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, June 26, 2016 9:53 AM

Will a MH-53e Sea Dragon work here?

 

Theuns

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, June 26, 2016 10:26 AM

Theuns

Will a MH-53e Sea Dragon work here?

 

Theuns

 

It most certainly fits "modern" very well. YES PLEASE !!

BK

On the bench: 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 Theuns on Sunday, June 26, 2016 10:41 AM

As Mathew McConaughey would say "All right, al right, al right!"

Pencil me in for this one please.

Italeri 1/72 MH53e. I will have to do a load of scratch building to get it up to standards...

 

Theuns

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  • From: Nampa, Idaho
Posted by jelliott523 on Sunday, June 26, 2016 3:18 PM

Some progress on the 1/48 U-2S: The moldes are old! Lots of flash and some poorly fitting seams. By the time all is said and done, I'm going to end up having to rescribe all the panel lines as they are all raised detail, and with the amount of sanding of joints and filler, there wont be much left in the way of recognizable panels. I'm not going to go too overboard on those panels though. Here's what I've got so far.

(Note: I did have to take out the PE instrument panel as I was having issues dry fitting the front canopy glass. I'll have to shave some of the PE down to get the windscreen to fit properly.)

On the Bench:  Lots of unfinished projects!  Smile

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Posted by Theuns on Monday, June 27, 2016 8:41 AM
The problem with this kit is that the cabin detail basically is only a floor and some formers in the rear boom. There is no roof of formers in the front section so I have to make it all from scratch.
I cut strips of styrene and started glueing them the the fuse side. The inadequite rear detail I had to file away and will have to do like the rest of the fuse. Then I will have to somehoe figure out how to shape anbd make the roof lining.
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This is the effect I want but will have to take some artistic licence with some of the detail.
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Theuns

PS sorry for the copy and paste but I was not in the mood to re write the whole post :-)

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, June 27, 2016 9:04 AM

Theuns
The problem with this kit is that the cabin detail basically is only a floor and some formers in the rear boom. There is no roof of formers in the front section so I have to make it all from scratch.
I cut strips of styrene and started glueing them the the fuse side. The inadequite rear detail I had to file away and will have to do like the rest of the fuse. Then I will have to somehoe figure out how to shape anbd make the roof lining.
Image
This is the effect I want but will have to take some artistic licence with some of the detail.
Image

Theuns

PS sorry for the copy and paste but I was not in the mood to re write the whole post :-)

 

Well, I for one, am certainly looking forward to the work.

BK

On the bench: 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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    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, June 27, 2016 9:47 AM

Jelliott: I know what you mean with those older kits, are you going to rescribe everything? Lotta work but she's gonna look cool.

Theuns: Lots of work there too, but looks cool so far. I built a medevac UH-60 a few years ago and the interior is totally different from the regular chopper, I was able to buy a resin interior though. 

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

 

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  • From: Toronto
Posted by Rob S. on Monday, June 27, 2016 11:05 AM

Some great looking progress thus far Theuns and jelliot. U-2 was always one I want to add to my collection.

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Posted by Rob S. on Monday, June 27, 2016 11:10 AM

More progress to report. Got the 'cam' job done on the CF-18. Had a bit of a disaster as you will see below, but, fortunately it was an easy fix.

Whooops, didn't expect this when I pulled the tape off. I rarely get this much damage from Tamiya acrylics! Oh, well, it wasn't a show stopper!!

All fixed. Still can't get over a modern jet fighter with British WW2 colour scheme!

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  • From: Nampa, Idaho
Posted by jelliott523 on Monday, June 27, 2016 11:31 AM

Gamera

Jelliott: I know what you mean with those older kits, are you going to rescribe everything? Lotta work but she's gonna look cool.

 

My plan is to "attempt" to rescribe what I can. Fortunately it shouldnt be too bad since the only areas where the line is completely gone is along the fuslage seam. The rest of the seams will provide a good area to line up for rescribing. It's crazy how big this thing is at 1/48, the wing span is almost 26"! I'm definitely going to have to find somewhere to display this...most likely on its own shelf.

Actually, I'm really looking forward to getting it done, it hopefully will turn out nice.

On the Bench:  Lots of unfinished projects!  Smile

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  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Monday, June 27, 2016 11:49 AM

@Rob S,

Nice come back on the paint issue! And I have to agree, the modern aircraft with commemorative paint schemes are really cool.

 

@jelliott523,

The U-2 is looking great! I know you'll do a great job re-scribing. I was thinking, after seeing your pictures, that plane is a lot bigger than I had thought.

 

@Thuens,

Good job on the interior so far. Looking forward to seeing more.

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by Theuns on Monday, June 27, 2016 12:03 PM

Nice save on the hornet's camo.

 

Theuns

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  • From: Toronto
Posted by Rob S. on Monday, June 27, 2016 7:05 PM

Yes

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 9:38 AM

Rob. nice paint work and even better save. I am always fearful that will happen when I use tape so I look for ways to mask without using any tape whenever I can. It looks  super nice.

BK

On the bench: 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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    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 11:40 AM

Rob: Geeeessssshhhhhhhh, I hate repairing paint when it gets ripped up like that, but everything looks perfect now.

I looked around and didn't have any paint for the Viper, hoping to go by the hobby shop this evening and pick what I need so I can get cracking on the cockpit and close the thing up.

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

 

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Posted by Theuns on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:21 AM

The way I remove masking tape that had yielded good results is to lift one corner with a tweezer and then fold the tape back on itself. Then i SLOWLY pull back the tape so that the "non-glue sides" are back to back -sliding.

This way you don't put any real "pull" on the paint under the tape.

Hope it helps

 

Theunbs

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Posted by Rob S. on Thursday, June 30, 2016 11:03 AM

Thanks Theuns, I'll adopt that method.

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Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, June 30, 2016 12:22 PM

Finished scraping off the pit areas that get PE, drug the box off the pile and got it over to work so I could get it washed down.  Will get some start pics up before the w/e is over on paint and office work.  Got digging in the decal envelope that was in the RF4C box that I bought in a frenzy back when, and have 3 sets of Print Scale for 67-463.  Guess I can screw it up a couple of timesWink 

Got to build the RF one of these days or my down under bud will wonder what happened to the PE he sent me.

 

Can't believe a couple done already and the work done on them.  Nice job guys.  And a couple more well on the way and looking great.  Tells me I am going to have to step up my abilities to try and catch up on quality.

Rob, I'll echo the nice save.  The Betty I'm doing for the Japanese GB has the same issue and have got to finish fixing that......just flat out aggrivating, but haven't been in the mood, as I have to redo the green crosses as well.

**EDIT**  4 hours later and have most of the pit together and painted a dark gray (MM dark gray with about 15% MM interior black).  Will get the thing highlighted and PE on over the w/e.

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  • From: Toronto
Posted by Rob S. on Thursday, June 30, 2016 7:54 PM

So, Canada Day long weekend, so, I imagine this will be a break from the '18 for me. I have a few more pics and I'll get back at 'er next week.

I forgot to photograph it, but, I did spend some time painting and masking off the landing gear and wells.

here she is with her gloss coat:

 

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, July 01, 2016 11:50 AM

GH: Sounds cool, looking forward to the photos. 

Rob:Looking really good, looking forward to the decals next week. 

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

 

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Saturday, July 02, 2016 3:54 PM

Here are a few pics of where I'm at with her.  First off the box and a couple of sprue shots, them to the decal sheet and the pit PE, then the pit in various stages.  Welcome to AF 67-463

 

I actually worked on this aircraft when I was stationed at Udorn RTAFB in '73-74.

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, July 02, 2016 4:13 PM

Rob S.

More progress to report. Got the 'cam' job done on the CF-18. Had a bit of a disaster as you will see below, but, fortunately it was an easy fix.

Whooops, didn't expect this when I pulled the tape off. I rarely get this much damage from Tamiya acrylics! Oh, well, it wasn't a show stopper!!

All fixed. Still can't get over a modern jet fighter with British WW2 colour scheme!

 

Nice recovery there. Its loking good. The RAF had a Eurofighter in a BoB scheme, would be nice to see the pair together.

''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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    January, 2014
  • From: Toronto
Posted by Rob S. on Saturday, July 02, 2016 5:41 PM

Thanks Bish. I'll have decals on the go starting on Monday evening.

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