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Shelf of Doom GB 2016-17 (extended to 30th April)

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  • From: Australia
Shelf of Doom GB 2016-17 (extended to 30th April)
Posted by taxtp on Sunday, September 18, 2016 7:31 PM

 

 

I've been thinking about running this GB for some time. The idea is that you can pull any incomplete model from your personal 'Shelf of Doom', and attempt to complete it, or at least make some progress on it during the GB period.

The definition of 'Shelf of Doom' is loose, and can vary from participant to participant. It just has to be a model you've set aside for a length of time, and now wish to complete it.

Crossovers and partially complete models would be allowed of course.

The GB would run from now until the end of February, to give you a chance to complete those 2016 builds that didn't quite make it.

It would be great to get a little of the history of the model, why it got parked, etc, to add some interest to the GB. If you planned it for a GB, but never finished it, include that too.

I'd like to get a few concurrent builds going, to generate some energy in the GB.

If it works, I'd like to make this an annual event. A badge will be available if you participate.

BADGE:

ROSTER:

taxtp - Airfix 54mm American Soldier 1775 (completed, page 1)

         - Andrea Miniatures 54mm Norman Knight circa 1280 AD (completed, page 1)

         - Pegaso 54mm Briton Warrior 1st Century AD (completed, page 2)

         - Academy 1/35 French Foreign Legionnaire, Djibouti 1980s (completed, page 2)

         - Airfix 54mm French Line Infantryman 1815 (completed, page 3)

         - Tamiya 1/16 WWII German Infantryman (Reversible Winter Uniform) (completed page 5)

         - Tamiya 1/16 German Elite Infantryman

         - Italeri 1/48 SD KFZ 234/3 Puma

         - Revell 1/72 HAwker Hunter F6 'Blue Diamonds'

         - Airfix 1/32 multi pose British Infantry (completed page 6)

Rob Gronovius - Revell 1/72 StuG IV

tempestjohnny - TBA

bobbaily - TBA

theuns - Italeri 1/48 MB 326k (completed, page 2)

              - Tamiya 1/32 F-51D Mustang (completed, page 3)

              - Revell 1/32 Spitfire Mk II

              - Dragon 1/48 Fokker DVII

Falconmod - Monogram 1/48 F-8 Crusader

TheMongoose - 1/48 P-51B Mustang (completed, page 6)

modelcrazy - 1/350 Fletcher class DD as the USS Johnston DD-557 

Lewbud - 1/72 Monogram F8F Bearcat (completed, page 7)

68GT - 1/48 Testors 1/48 RF-4C Phantom II

VanceCrozier - 1/72 Airfix Grumman Wildcat

SteveCB - 1/25 AMT 57 Chevy

Gerhard - Academy 1/48 F86 Sabre

oortiz10 - 1/48 Monogram P-47D Thunderbolt (razorback) (completed, page 6)

              - 1/48 Hobby Boss P-47D Thunderbolt (completed, page 6)

              - 1/48 Hasegawa P-47D-25 Thunderbolt (completed, page 7)

              - 1/48 Hasegawa P-47D 'Pacific Jug' (completed, page 7)

              - 1/48 Revell-Monogram AH-1H (completed, page 7)

              - 1/48 Monogram F-80 Shooting Star

PKorson2 - 1/48 Revell F-15E

Pyrman64 - Revell 1997 Ford Expedition EMS Chief's buggy

Jimbot58 - Meng 1/72 F-102

Panzerjager - Tamiya 1/35 T26E3 Pershing

Lostagain - Tamiya 1/72 F-22 Raptor

 

MODELS RESCUED FROM THE COLLECTIVE SHELF OF DOOM:  16

taxtp - Andrea Minatures 54mm Norman Knight circa 1280 AD

theuns - Italeri 1/48 MB 326K

taxtp - 54mm Pegaso Briton Warrior 1st Century AD

taxtp - Academy 1/35 French Foreign Legionnaire, Djibouti 1980s

taxtp - Airfix 54mm 1815 French Line Infantryman

theuns - Tamiya 1/32 P-51D Mustang

taxtp - 1/16 Tamiya German Infantryman with Reversible Winter Uniform

 taxtp - 1/32 Airfix British Infantry

oortiz10 - 1/48 Monogram P-47D Thunderbolt (razorback) 

oortiz10 - 1/48 Hobby Boss P-47D Thunderbolt 

 TheMongoose - 1/48 P-51B Mustang

Learning BMF and to thin the testors paints for brushing made a big improvement!

Lewbud - 1/72 Monogram F8F Bearcat

oortiz - 1/48 Hasegawa P-47D Thunderbolt Lady D

oortiz - 1/48 Hasegawa P-47D Thunderbolt "Miss M"

 oortiz - 1/48 Revell Monogram AH-1H

 

 

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

 

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, September 18, 2016 8:00 PM

I have many kits in this category, some decades (yes, more than 20 years) old. For instance, I built a Revell Ontos back in 1983, but over the years it was mishandled by my mom in my old bedroom. Around 1999-2000, I rescued it and a friend gave me a partially built one to disassemble and reconstruct my old kit. That was 2001 and I still haven't completed it. 

Another was the final kit I started in college, a Tamiya M2 Bradley. It sat in a box partially built in my bedroom until I got it from my parents' home. It's still in the box and I graduated in 1987.

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, September 18, 2016 8:34 PM
I'm a little over my head in GBs but I would consider this

 

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Posted by taxtp on Sunday, September 18, 2016 9:08 PM

Rob - My oldest one is a Falcon vacform 1/32 Fokker DVIII that I started at Easter 1988. Since then, a Russian company called Avia released an injection molded one, which I bought, then sold, at a swap meet. The interior and wing is done, but given the standard of Wingnut Wings kits, I can only hope that they get around to it. I just can't bring myself to chcuk it.

Johnny - It would be great to have you on board if you can squeeze it in.

Cheers

Tony

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

 

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Posted by bobbaily on Monday, September 19, 2016 4:52 PM

Great theme and hopefully a motivator to finish on of the many started kits in my stash.

Only problem will be picking which one(s).....I'm in!

Bob

bob

 

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Posted by taxtp on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 8:24 AM

Great, thanks Bob.It's always satisfy to get one of them done.

Cheers

Tony

 

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

 

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Posted by Theuns on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 11:14 PM

G'day Tony

Put me down for an Italeri 1/48 MB 326k.

I have basically almost completed the airframe but now need to fill sand,prime ....all the stuff that I dont like.

It has been boxed for about a year or so, maybe commiting to a GB will force me to complete it LOL

 

Theuns

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Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 11:57 PM

It will be great to have you on board Theuns. I'm looking forward to that one. I've got a stack of 1/72 to build as Aussie ones sometime.

In an unashamed attempt to motivate and attract other participants, I show the following photo. It's an American Soldier gtom the American War of Independence, 54mm, Airfix.

A week or so ago this lay in the plastic container it had sat in for a decade, in parts apart from a couple of pieces that had been glued.

It's not great, but it's nearly done, just needs a weapon.

Anyone else want to dust of some cobwebs and clear some space on the shelf of doom ?

Cheers

Tony

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

 

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Posted by Theuns on Saturday, September 24, 2016 8:11 AM

Here are my 2 projects that have both "stalled" 

Hoping this GB will get them done!

1/48 Italeri MB 326K Impala and a 1/72 Zvesda ANT 5

 

Theuns

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, September 25, 2016 12:00 AM

I think I've found my kit. This is a very bad StuG IV by Revell that was reboxed by Monogram in 1994. It was one of the very first Revell of Germany 1/72 scale armor kits that was also released in a Matchbox box. I got this while I was still stationed in Texas (1992-96) and was disappointed in it. It wasn't even as nice as old Esci StuG kits.

I've started it several times, but it is so much work and there are much better versions of this kit available that will build more easily. It's not worth the aftermarket necessary to bring it upto modern standards. Most of the non-metal bits on this kit were extra/unused parts off of better kits.

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, September 25, 2016 4:46 AM

This morning I did final plastic sanding and completed the cockpit.

 

Theuns

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Posted by taxtp on Sunday, September 25, 2016 8:20 AM

Hey everyone,

We made it to the 6 builds that I wanted to get this GB started, so I've converted the thread into the GB thread. Hopefully we'll get a few more entrants on the way.

I'll try to get a badge going this week, unless anyone else is particularly keen to have a crack at it.

I've started to keep score of the models that we collectively rescue from the global 'Shelf of Doom'. Just a bit of fun :)

Rob - I don't remember that kit, I did have a go at the Matchbox Panzerjaeger IV at one time though, amongst many others.

Nice progress Theuns, I'm so glad to see these kits get rescued.

I've completed my Airfix figure, and moved on to a 54mm Norman Knight that I started at least 13 or 14 years ago.

Cheers

Tony

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, September 25, 2016 10:24 AM

I had a slight oops on my impala, the superglue I used to put the bangseat in was not fully cured and I saw a white buildup on the inside of the glued on canopy! I was lucky enough to lift iy off the fuselage without cracking it, the cement had not fully cured yet.

A wash in water and a quick dip in future solved the problem. As soon as the canopy is dry I can re-attatch it and hopefully move onto primer.

 

Theuns

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Posted by taxtp on Sunday, September 25, 2016 3:18 PM

You got out of that very well Theuns, that can often to quite a lot of work.

Here's a photo of my completed Airfix 54mm American Soldier 1776. It's the thirs 54mm American War of Independence figure that I've done. To be honest, I'm too too happy with this one, but there are lessons learned from it.

Moving on to this one:

Here's where it was at when I picked it up again.

Basically, it's a white metal figure. I had primed it, and sprayed the two halves of the tunic. I'd even done the shading on the yellow half, but not the green half. After using oils on my previous figure, and being a little frustrated, I intendto use mainly Humbrol Enamels for this one, as Bill Horan does.

I've made significant progress over the weekend. Finished the shading on the tunic and chainmail, attached the right arm, and completed the base. It's glued down now, although the figure is just sitting on it loosely for the photo. I've just started the face.

Cheers

Tony

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

 

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Posted by taxtp on Monday, September 26, 2016 11:43 PM

Here's the next update on the figure. it seems an odd thing  to say, but I'm really happy with the way the stone wall turned out.

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

 

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Posted by Theuns on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 10:02 AM

This 326's canopy is fighting me all the way.

After the initial oops with the canopy, I fixed it all noce only to have the tamiya thin cement wick up a little between the windshield and instrument pannel....ah well I can live with it.

I got the primer on this afternoon and hope to get paint on be the weekend. Still undecided on the final colours ,the kit gives a nice set of decals but as usual the decals for the South African AF is all wrong :-(

 

Theuns

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Posted by taxtp on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 7:11 PM

Theuns, thats a spot of bad luck for you. I hope it's not too noticeable. What other decal options do you have ?

Cheers

Tony

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Posted by Theuns on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 11:04 PM

Tony, they have decsals for Italian, UAE, 2 SAAF, and Brasilian markings.

 

Theuns

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Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 4:53 PM

They all sound interesting Theuns. I hope one of them is interesting to you.

I hope to finish this figure today, so while I'm on this figure panting bender, I might as well throw in a Pegaso 54mm Briton Warrior, 1st century AD that I started concurrently with the Norman Knight, back in the early noughties. Photos to follow.

Cheers

Tony

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

 

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Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 8:25 PM

This is my next project. The status when I parked it was mostly primed.

Cheers

Tony

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Posted by Theuns on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 11:29 PM

That dude looks like the king in the "Beowolf " movie played by Antony Hobkins :-)

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Posted by taxtp on Friday, September 30, 2016 6:45 PM

Maybe they're one and the same :)

I've added a badge, let me know what you think.

Cheers

Tony

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

 

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Posted by Theuns on Friday, September 30, 2016 11:19 PM

Cool badge, I like it.

 

Theuns

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Posted by taxtp on Saturday, October 01, 2016 8:24 AM

Thanks Theuns.

Here is an update on the Briton Warrior, which I've been diligently working on.

He's just placed on the base at this stage, not glued on.

I'm calling the norman Knight complete, so that's two models off the Shelf of Doom where they've resided somewhat uncomfortably for at least 13 years. I'm actually happy with this one :)

Cheers

Tony

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

 

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Posted by Theuns on Saturday, October 01, 2016 10:19 AM

That is really good Tony, maybe oneday I should try a figure but my painting is not good enough  LOL

I decided to go with the Brazilian AF scheme and got the light grey on the bottom, will do camo tomorrow.

 

Theuns

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Posted by taxtp on Sunday, October 02, 2016 6:11 AM

Nice Theuns, looking forward to seeing it.

Cheers

Tony

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, October 02, 2016 6:43 AM

colours are on....

 

Theuns

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Posted by taxtp on Sunday, October 02, 2016 7:45 AM

Now that's the sort of interesting colour scheme that gets me hooked in. Very nice work Theuns. What colours are they ?

Cheers

Tony

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, October 02, 2016 8:17 AM

Model master dark earth, humbrol dark gren over humbrol 147 light grey. The colours look a littl less "bold" indoors ,the light outside is very bright.

 

Theuns

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Posted by taxtp on Sunday, October 02, 2016 5:59 PM

Thanks Theuns, standard colours after all. The green had a blue grey look on my laptop which got my attention.

Here's a status update on the figure:

Cheers

Tony

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

 

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