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75th Anniversary of 1942 (World at War)

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  • Member since
    April, 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Saturday, December 16, 2017 3:07 PM

Check, Steve and Jack, thanks very much for the kind words ! This was another step forward trying out something new and improved.

Check, I would like the second photo please

Thanks again

Piers

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, December 16, 2017 6:01 PM

Great finish on the Marder LA, suitably well worn and mud splattered.

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

 

On the bench: Amusing Hobby 1/35th Lowe

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    April, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Saturday, December 16, 2017 6:38 PM

The weathering on the Marder is very eye catching. I like how it's appropriate for each part of the vehicle. Great work LA/

Cheers

Tony

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

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, December 16, 2017 8:16 PM

Front page updated, lost.  Thanks again for participating.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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    April, 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Sunday, December 17, 2017 3:23 PM

Alrighty, Spitfire is a wrap.  Per the 1/72 Sword kit's description:

  • PR Mk.IV Trop, BP885, flown by Flt. Lt. Adrian Warburton of No.69 Squadron, based in Malta, 1942, finished overall in Royal Blue

 

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For the front page, guess we can go with the first colour photo, or if you like another that is good too.   Check, thanks for hosting this one.

regards,

Jack

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    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Sunday, December 17, 2017 4:20 PM

Been checking in, but not commenting. 

Nice job on the Wildcat Eric.  The weathering is excellent!

Lost, excellent job on the Marder.  The new techniques you tried worked out great!  

Jack, great job on the Spitfire.  I really like the color scheme!

Some really fine work being done.

 

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, December 17, 2017 10:47 PM

Nice one, Jack.  Absolutely brilliant!  Wear, tear and weathering are stunning.

Another great achievement!

Thanks for participating.  Your creations are always things to be admired.

 

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, December 17, 2017 11:07 PM

Looks great Jack, just like the picture Yes. Your builds always impress and inspire me.

Steve

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Monday, December 18, 2017 1:20 AM
Really nice model Jack, and an interesting variant of the Spitfire. Great photography too. Cheers Tony

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

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Monday, December 18, 2017 12:21 PM

Thank you Dwayne, Check, Steve, and Tony.

regards,

Jack

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Posted by lostagain on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 2:40 PM

Very good finish on the Spitfire Jack, I like the weathered/faded royal blue PR scheme.

Great photos too, is that done with Photoshop?

 

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 3:25 PM

Jack, great job on the spit, lovely weathering effects. Another cracker from you.

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

 

On the bench: Amusing Hobby 1/35th Lowe

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Thursday, December 21, 2017 12:14 PM

Thank you Bish and Lost.

Yes, background images were photoshoped with the model placed onto a photo to appear to be flying over Malta.

 

regards,

Jack

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Posted by rooster513 on Thursday, December 21, 2017 3:10 PM

Very nice work Jack!

-Andy

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Friday, December 22, 2017 10:52 AM

Hi Andy, thanks!

 

regards,

Jack

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Posted by rooster513 on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 8:48 AM

Well I was finally able to finish the 109 up this past weekend! This is Zvezda's 109F-4 in the marking of Oblt. Hellmuth Ostermann. After some decal trouble I ordered some insignia masks from Maketar and gave them a try. While there was a learning curve, I'm pretty happy with how they came out. 

Thanks for hosting another great GB Check! Hopefully I'll be getting in on the 1943 GB as well.

-Andy

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 9:42 AM

Andy, yes that is one  beautiful finish, the winter scheme rocks! Yes

 

regards,

Jack

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 11:16 AM

Brilliant job there Andy, and great job on a very interesting scheme. And thanks for bringing this aircraft to my attention.

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

 

On the bench: Amusing Hobby 1/35th Lowe

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 7:35 PM

Yes, that is excellent work, Andy.  Nice job.  Quite an interesting finish, and unusual.  You achieved great results.

Which photo would you like for the front page?  Maybe two--so we can see both sides?  I'm thinking maybe the first two?

I look forward to seeing you in '43!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by rooster513 on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 8:24 PM

Thanks guys, I really appreciate it! The scheme was fun to do. it's pretty amazing how the German aircraft, especially the 109, offer some very interesting schemes. As far as pics, the first two will work for me Check.

-Andy

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 2:48 AM

Rooster,

Great finish of an unique scheme. The insignia masks worked very well

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  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 8:52 AM

Hey Andy, that paint job is SWEEEEET!  The masks worked out great.  Kudos for trying something new, and pulling it off so well.

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 4:50 PM

Photos are uploaded to the front page, Andy.  A very striking 109!  Thanks again for your participation.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

  • Member since
    February, 2006
  • From: Cincinnati Ohio
Posted by DantheMan85 on Sunday, December 31, 2017 6:55 PM

Thanks Tony.

Thanks Checkmate.

Thanks Bish.

Thanks Jgeratic: Nice job on the spitfire, a job well done. Like the Royal Blue paint scheme.

Thanks Lostagain: Excellent finish on the Marder. Looks like it's seen a few winters.

Andy: Nice finish on the 109, really like the winter camo scheme.

Finished the Junkers Ju87 Stuka on the last day of the year. After the paint work was done, I sprayed Testors glosscote 1261 on both sides. The decals were nice and thin, layed down great. Next I sealed them in with another coat of Testors glosscote. Then used Tamiya Panel Line Accent color black, first time using it and it turned out good. You can see it more on the bottom than the top. To remove the exccess wash I used a lighty damp q-tip with enamel thinner. Next was airbrushing Tamiya XF-1 for some exhaust streaks. Then final paint touch-ups and Tamiya XF-86 Flat Clear.

I'm very happy with how this large Stuka turned out. As it turns out the main skids are stiff from the paint, they do lay down some what flat. Wink

I plan to take more picture's, here in Ohio we have about a inch or two of snow on the ground and I plan to take it outside and get pictures on the ground in snow and in air flight. Stick out tongue

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On my Work Bench: Academy 1/48 F-15E Eagle.

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  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Monday, January 01, 2018 9:41 AM

Nice work!  The decals came out especially well, and the canopy painting is flawless.

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

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    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, January 01, 2018 10:58 AM

Well done, Dan.  Great looking Stuka!  Should look right at home in its natural snowy environment.  Looking forward to seeing it there.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Monday, January 01, 2018 6:03 PM
Your Stuka looks great Dan, I like the way the splinter camo worked out, it looks great all round. Cheers Tony

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

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  • From: Tempe AZ
Posted by docidle on Monday, January 01, 2018 10:43 PM

Checkmate,

Do you mind if I join in with the venerable Tamiya 1/35 M3 Stuart? It will be my first attempt at an armored subject. So hopefully it will turn out okay.

Doc (Steve)

       

 

 

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 2:29 PM

Welcome to the GB, Doc/Steve; very happy to have you join in!  I've updated the build roster with your Stuart.  Nice choice; I always thought it was a sharp looking vehicle.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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    July, 2010
  • From: Tempe AZ
Posted by docidle on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 6:46 PM

Thanks for the add Checkmate! 

Here is my entry for the GB. The oldie but goodie Tamiya 1/35 M3 Stuart. Here the obligatory box top and parts photos to start off with.

       

 

 

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