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75th Anniversary of 1942 (World at War)

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  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, September 18, 2017 10:17 AM

Outstanding, Jack.  What great results you achieved.

Do you have a preference for the finished photo?

Thanks for being part of the GB, Jack.  You're work is always a pleasure to view.

Sorry again for delays in posting.  Still the home computer issue.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, September 18, 2017 10:24 AM

Jack, you have really surpasses yourself with that, and that says a lot. That is one stunning piece of modelling.

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

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87G-2

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Monday, September 18, 2017 10:38 AM

Thank you Check and Bish.

For the gallery either the first or second photo - for some reason I find the left side of her face more photogenic.

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I'm thinking to add one more build here, something to get back on track to military hardware.  So a quick (famous last words) build of a Spitfire.   Sword's Spitfire PR Mk.IV Trop in 1/72 scale.

regards,

Jack

 

 

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    December, 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Monday, September 18, 2017 12:36 PM

Jack,

You really honed in and got her eyes and tones on her face.  Very well represented.

        

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Monday, September 18, 2017 10:05 PM

Thank you Scott.  Beer

 

regards,

Jack

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 2:13 PM

Jack:  I've updated the finished-build list with the photo.  She looks grand! 

Also updated the build-roster with your Spitfire.  Nice choice, and glad to have you sticking around for another addition to the GB.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Sunday, September 24, 2017 7:07 PM

Hi Check, thanks!

Got a bit done on the recon Spitfire, but this late September heatwave in north eastern Ontario is keeping me away from the bench.

regards,

Jack

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, September 25, 2017 1:59 AM

Coming on nicely Jack.

How you finding that Brengun PE. I have their 72nd car door Typhoon on my Hannants shopping list and thinking about getting their own PE set for it.

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

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87G-2

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Monday, September 25, 2017 10:49 AM

Thank you Bish.

The Bregun PE is quite good and has nice detail.  I like the control stick (not in the above posted photo) which is bent over itself to give thickness and detail on both sides.

The only thing I found that needed to be modified was the headrest.  They  provided a flat disc to represent it - maybe it was just the base to which you add the plastic kit part after cutting it off, but the instructions didn't indicate to do that.

My main reason for adding the photo etch set is from past experience with another Sword kit.  It too was wheels up, but the landing gear doors were oversize and rested above the surface of the wings.  Using the PE ones will enable to have them sit flush.

regards,

Jack 

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Posted by rooster513 on Monday, September 25, 2017 11:21 AM

Jack, that looks like another great start!

Finally have an update on my 109...

Cockpit all painted up and fit inside the fuselage halves. Pretty nice detail for OOB cockpit. Made some lapbelts out of tape and wire.

With a little cutting and sanding I was able to pose the radiator flaps open...

And here it is with the finished engine and cowlings...

I'll be attaching the canopy and getting started on main painting sortly. Everyone keep up the great work!!

 

 

 

-Andy

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, September 25, 2017 12:59 PM

Thanks for the heads up Jack. I think the one i plan on geting includes flaps as well as cockpit detail. I'll be geting it and the kit in Nov. I have used some of their PE ground equipment such as wheel chocks and ladders and really like them.

Really nice work there rooster, great job on the pit.

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

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87G-2

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Posted by jgeratic on Monday, September 25, 2017 10:49 PM

Thanks Andy, and keen work on the interiors of your project.

Bish, you are quite welcome.

regards,

Jack

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  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 9:04 PM

Jack and Rooster, both builds look good.  Looking forward to more updates.

So I got this in the mail last Wednesday:

Here is a picture of one pair of links done, and one of the pins,

I also finally got around to making the tow cables after cutting off the plastic cable pieces.

I finished the tracks this evening.  Here is a close-up.  The links are molded quite well.  There are 36 pairs of link per track.  De-spruing and clean up was easy due to the sprue connections being quite fine.  Getting the pin into the track was initially fairly frustrating, but I learned how to get the links set up just so, and the second track went together quickly.  Test fitting shows the tracks do not sit on the road wheels, but a little CA will take care of that.  These tracks are SO much better than the vinyl kit tracks.

Here is a side view.  Decals (all two of them) are on.  There are slogans included with the kit, but I read on Missing-Lynx that slogans were really only used for propaganda photos, so I stuck with simple unit designations.  Did a pin wash, and attempted a dot filter.  Dot filter will have to be done again, as I think I took too much of the oil paint off.  Easy enough to try again.  Made a mud "slurry" with PVA glue, mud color Polly S paint and some dirt from the garden.  Looks good as dried mud, so I may make up another slurry with a darker shade for wet mud.

Here is a front view.

Still lots to do.  Have to paint and weather the tracks.  Pin wash for the grill, dry brushing, and some pigments to dirty her up.

A lot of first attempts on this kit.  AM tracks, making the tow cables, the mud slurry, pin wash, dot filter, and using Mission Models paint.  The paint was a joy to use, and I will be buying more. 

Thanks for looking,

D

 

 

 

 

 

Dwayne or Dman or just D.

 

 

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 9:11 PM

D, those tracks look great! They should give just the right appearance on your T-34. But I'm a bit confuse when you say they don't sit right. Are they unable to settle down into the tops of the roadwheels?

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 9:16 PM

Hey Stik, yes, they float just a little above the road wheels.  This kit gives the ability to adjust the idler, but to get the tracks to sit on the road wheels, the idler ends up rubbing against a wheel.  I will try again to see if I can loosen the tension.  I also tried adding one pair of links, but then they are way too loose.  I don't see any real sag between the road wheels in pictures of T-34's in the field.

D

 

Dwayne or Dman or just D.

 

 

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 9:56 PM

Yeah, looking at photos, they seem to be well tensioned in the field during operations.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 10:34 PM

Looking very good there, Dwayne.

If the pins in the tracks have a slight malleable property, you probably can 'stretch' some extra length from the tracks.

regards,

Jack

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, September 28, 2017 2:26 AM

D, thats coming on well. Not seen those tracks before, are they plastic? AsJack says, you may be able to strecth them a bit. It could simply be that they don't have enough weight to hold them down, thats why i like metal tracks.

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

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87G-2

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, September 28, 2017 10:55 AM

Still without a living computer at home, so I'm behind in postings; but--

Jack:  really like your progress on the Spitfire; things are looking good!

rooster:  nice paintwork and detail on the 109; everything appears to be going your way

Dwayne:  those tracks will make a big improvement in appearance; nice job assembling them; I haven't built a vehicle in years, and when I did, they were the old rubber/plastic kit-included type--so I admire anyone that can invest the effort in individual links; well-done

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Thursday, September 28, 2017 12:29 PM

Thanks all for the positve comments on the tracks.  This was a new experience for me.  More tedious than difficult, but I think it is a worthy upgrade. 

Bish, yes they are plastic, and don't have much weight.  I went for the less expensive route on this, as the Kaizen tracks are about 2/3 the cost of the friul.  Now that I have tried them, I will probably fork over the extra $12 to get Friuls if I get AM tracks in the future.  That said, these tracks are molded really well.

After testing the tension on the tracks, they are just a little bit off, and I think I can use CA to glue the tracks to the first and last running wheels, and she will look great.

D

Dwayne or Dman or just D.

 

 

  • Member since
    February, 2006
  • From: Cincinnati Ohio
Posted by DantheMan85 on Tuesday, October 03, 2017 3:27 PM

 

My apologies for being away from the group build for so long, I finished my Revell 1/144 Junkers Ju 52/3M a few days ago. The decals went on with no trouble, the yellow band's two ends did not touch on the bottom so I touched it up with Tamiya XF-3 Flat Yellow.

From the aircraft being so small I rigged up a pole with fishing line to photograph the model outside against the blue sky. In photoshop I removed the wire and pole, and motion blurred the propellers.

 01 by Daniel Smith, on Flickr

 02 by Daniel Smith, on Flickr

 03 by Daniel Smith, on Flickr

 04 by Daniel Smith, on Flickr

 7 by Daniel Smith, on Flickr

 6 by Daniel Smith, on Flickr

Revell 1/144 Junkers Ju 52/3M along side Revell 1/48 Junkers Ju 52/3M.

 5 by Daniel Smith, on Flickr

Next up is Trumpter 1/32 Junkers Ju87 Stuka. Smile

 1 by Daniel Smith, on Flickr

 

On my Work Bench: Revell 1/25 Corvette C7.R, Revell 1/72 B-52D, Revell 1/48 Mil-24D Hind.

Up Coming: Academy 1/48 F-14A Tomcat, Trumpeter 1/32 Junkers Ju87B-4/U4. Academy 1/48 F-15E.

           

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, October 03, 2017 4:04 PM

ManCityFan

Thanks all for the positve comments on the tracks.  This was a new experience for me.  More tedious than difficult, but I think it is a worthy upgrade. 

Bish, yes they are plastic, and don't have much weight.  I went for the less expensive route on this, as the Kaizen tracks are about 2/3 the cost of the friul.  Now that I have tried them, I will probably fork over the extra $12 to get Friuls if I get AM tracks in the future.  That said, these tracks are molded really well.

After testing the tension on the tracks, they are just a little bit off, and I think I can use CA to glue the tracks to the first and last running wheels, and she will look great.

D

 

I do like Fruils, i have almost 30 sets to use. But ye, they are pricey and i only replace rubber band tracks with them. I do like some of the plastic tracks, especially the Dragon magic tracks. I would not write the plastic tracks off completly. I have some Bronco plastic tracks to use on my AS90 i'll be doing in a couple of months, i am keen to see how those come out.

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

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87G-2

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, October 03, 2017 4:06 PM

Dan, lovely job on the Junkers, love those in flight pics.

Very looking forward to seeing that Stuka. I have been putting off buying the Trump B-2, you might be able to convince me.

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

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87G-2

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Tuesday, October 03, 2017 9:21 PM

Dan, a fine build representing a German workorse in the air.  Yes

The outdoor set of shots have some particulatly effective views that are quite convincing.

 

regards,

Jack

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, October 04, 2017 12:03 PM

Nice kit and nice photography, Dan.  Very creative way to show off the great results you achieved.

Do you have a particular choice for the front page?  Lots to choose from.

And it'll be just as compelling to see the Stuka coming together.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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    February, 2006
  • From: Cincinnati Ohio
Posted by DantheMan85 on Thursday, October 05, 2017 9:01 AM

Thanks Bish: Yeah I'm just itching to get the Ju 87 started.

Thanks Jgeratic.

Thanks Checkmate: Think I'll pick the second from the top as the cover shot.

I've been doing some work with ground cover to use as a backdrop for in flight aircraft models, not sure what the technical name is for them. The other day I got out a piece of thin balsa wood (6"x3") and put some fine ground cover on it. Not a lot of detail just two fields and a gravel road, medium size ground cover can be used as trees.

 37 by Daniel Smith, on Flickr

 36 by Daniel Smith, on Flickr

Here's a little behind the scenes. Wink

 38 by Daniel Smith, on Flickr

 

On my Work Bench: Revell 1/25 Corvette C7.R, Revell 1/72 B-52D, Revell 1/48 Mil-24D Hind.

Up Coming: Academy 1/48 F-14A Tomcat, Trumpeter 1/32 Junkers Ju87B-4/U4. Academy 1/48 F-15E.

           

 

  • Member since
    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Thursday, October 05, 2017 9:22 AM

Hey Dan, you did a fantastic job on that kit, especially considering the scale.  The photos outside are outstanding.  When looking at the pictures, I could not believe this was only 1/144.

Looking forward to your Stuka!

D

Dwayne or Dman or just D.

 

 

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, October 06, 2017 3:34 PM

Thanks, Dan.  Tante Ju is up on the "completed build" list.  Thanks for the added pictures about your photography and back-drops.  Very useful.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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    September, 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Thursday, October 12, 2017 7:30 AM

Great work everyone!

In for a quick update on the 109. I decided to close up the bottom and one side of the engine cowling. It's been said before and I'll just echo that this kit was meant to be built with all cowlings open. I had to do some major grinding with the dremel to get a decent fit. Overall I'm pretty happy with how it turned out but there is a pretty good gap that needs filling. 

I also took the dremel to the exhaust and opened them up. Not perfect but definitely an improvement from what they were.

 

-Andy

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, October 12, 2017 7:43 AM

Nicejob on thinning those parts and drilling out the exhausts. Your right, that gap is a bit nasty.

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

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87G-2

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