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75th Anniversary of 1942 (World at War)

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 10:33 PM

Very nice, Steve.  I'm looking forward to see this come together.  

I have a 1/6 scale Stuart, made years ago by 21st Century Toys.  I still think it's pretty sharp, but it must be a later version than the Tamiya kit, because the crew positions in the hull and the turret configuration are different.

Anyway, enjoy the build!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by docidle on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 11:32 PM

checkmateking02

Very nice, Steve.  I'm looking forward to see this come together.  

I have a 1/6 scale Stuart, made years ago by 21st Century Toys.  I still think it's pretty sharp, but it must be a later version than the Tamiya kit, because the crew positions in the hull and the turret configuration are different.

Anyway, enjoy the build!

 

Thanks! If your Stuart is the one I just looked up then it’s the M5 version vs. the M3 which is the Tamiya kit. I have Tom say that is me impressive tank! Tamiya has a M5 version also, maybe I’ll pick it up if I like building this one. This one reminds me of the old comic book series “Haunted Tank” or something like that. The commander as named Jen Stuart and his tank was watched over by the ghost of Jen Stuart of The American Civil War fame.

Doc

       

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, January 03, 2018 2:03 AM

Great work on that Dan, really nice to see one of those with the skies. thats going to look great out in the snow.

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

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Phantom FG.1

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, January 04, 2018 12:18 PM

You're right, Doc.  It's in storage right now, but I googled it, and it is indeed an M5.  Even for a light tank, it's an impressive size at 1/6.

I used to get the "Haunted Tank" comics when I was a kid.  Enjoyed them along with Sgt. Rock of Easy Company.  

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by docidle on Thursday, January 04, 2018 10:12 PM

Checkmate,

I also remember the Sgt. Rock comics too. Great times.

So, here’s an update on my M3. Got all the suspension together and then glued the hull. Even though this is an older kit, it goes together rather well. I did notice that the starboard rear fender is twisted a bit, so I applied some Irish persuasion so now it looks like “authentic battle damage!”

Doc

       

 

 

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Posted by mawright20 on Friday, January 05, 2018 11:41 AM

 

Greetings All! Well, with the new year, I’m going to work on some new kits. Just finished the Revell 1/48 P-47D Razorback. I have to thank everyone on the forums for the ideas and suggestions. I think with some of the ideas here, (while no Bish or Toshi! ;’)), I feel this is my personal best work yet. Being a previous military mechanic and aviator, I decided to try and weather something to look like it’s been worked hard in the field.  I would like other’s feedback on what they think of the wear and tear on this project.   Mike

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, January 05, 2018 5:02 PM

Good start, Doc.  Looking fine!

 

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, January 05, 2018 5:07 PM

mawright, looks like you're learning the techniques pretty well.  Weathering is something I haven't got a decent handle on, so I don't do much of it.

I admire those who can, and your P-47 is impressive!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by docidle on Sunday, January 07, 2018 11:23 PM

Here is the next installment of the M3 build. I have the hull done and the turret. So here are a few shots of the tank before getting a NATO Black base coat. I am going right to try using a Black base coat and work the Olive Drab over it. A lot of firsts for me on this build.

Doc

       

 

 

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Posted by docidle on Sunday, January 07, 2018 11:26 PM

Is it okay to cross post?

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, January 08, 2018 4:41 PM

Good progress, Doc.  Looking really good.

It's OK by me to cross post!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by docidle on Tuesday, January 09, 2018 10:27 PM

checkmateking02

Good progress, Doc.  Looking really good.

It's OK by me to cross post!

 

Cool and thanks!

       

 

 

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Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 5:35 AM

Nice so far Doc

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by docidle on Friday, January 12, 2018 11:53 PM

taxtp

Nice so far Doc

Cheers

Tony

 

Thanks Tony.

       

 

 

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Posted by DantheMan85 on Friday, January 19, 2018 11:16 AM

Thanks MancityFan: those square windows are much easier to mask than round ones.

Thanks Checkmate.

Thanks Tony.

Doc: Great work on the M3 Stuart.

Mike: Nice job on the P-47.

I took the Ju87 Stuka outside the other day, we have enough snow now on the ground so that grass doesn't show through. The main skids sit on the snow pretty well, the tail skid just sinks. The other head shot turned out great, the snow reflected a good amount of light onto to the bottom.

Thanks Checkmate for hosting this group build.

 

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

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Posted by jgeratic on Friday, January 19, 2018 1:11 PM

Dan, great job on this Stuka. Yes

That shot from underneath with the sky background is a beauty!

regards,

Jack

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, January 19, 2018 1:26 PM

That looks great, Dan.  Nice and snowy.

Thank you for being part of the GB!  Your work is outstanding.

Do you have a choice for the finish-photo?  The photo in flight looks pretty dramatic--but that's just me.  Any one you pick will be good.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by DantheMan85 on Saturday, January 20, 2018 7:45 PM

Thanks Jgeratic & Checkmate.  I'll pick the first photo for the cover page. Stick out tongue

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

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Posted by Shacknasty Jim on Sunday, January 21, 2018 12:55 AM

Hello all. Still pretty new to all of this, but I am liking all the builds I’ve lurking on. I would like to give my first GB a try. Can I get in on this? I only have a couple builds under my belt, but I have this guy I have been wanting to take a shot at ...

 

Sorry if if the image is jacked up, first time adding a photo, haha. 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, January 21, 2018 12:33 PM

Dan:  front page is updated with the Stuka.  Beautiful results!  Thanks for being part of the GB.  Looks like you completed all three; nice work!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 21, 2018 12:36 PM

Dan, that looks great in the snow, cracking build.

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

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Phantom FG.1

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Posted by taxtp on Sunday, January 21, 2018 2:48 PM
Nice work with the Stuka Dan, and great photo. How did you do that ??? Cheers Tony

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

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Posted by DantheMan85 on Monday, February 12, 2018 9:50 AM

 

Thanks Checkmate.

 

 

 

Thanks Bish.

 

 

 

Thanks Tony. The in flight picture was done with a wooden dowel rod and fishing line. Then I removed the fishing line in photoshop using the clone tool.

 60 by Daniel Smith, on Flickr

 

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

Up Coming: ?

           

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, February 12, 2018 11:57 AM

That's really clever, Dan.  Nice photographic special effects!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, April 13, 2018 2:44 PM

After the latest photo-hosting disaster, this with postimages, all the finished build photos vanished, along with the GB badge.  I have replace these, but if I've made mistakes in attributing builder and buildee, please post and let me know.

Sorry for the inconvenience!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, April 13, 2018 11:25 PM

Hi CM I had so much fun with the 40,41 GB I just had to get another Bullalo, but this time what I bought for in 93, a finnish airforce Hans Wind form the continuation war 1941-1944 with the Russians in 1942 flying a brewster with 39 kills. 

  

 Nick.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, April 14, 2018 6:20 PM

Very glad to have your participation here, Nick.  That's looks like a nifty little Buffalo.  Stubby as they are, I think they kind of grow on you.

I'll update the build roster.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, April 16, 2018 5:50 PM

Dan Stunning stuka!! trying to catch up internet trouble.

CM this was my orginal plan to make a finnish f2a the last one I made was a 1/72 revell aces kit in 1966. my lastest pic.

very close to the navy f2a pic.

  

 Nick.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, April 16, 2018 8:20 PM

Great start, Nick.  Good looking cockpit.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Monday, April 16, 2018 9:00 PM

Nice start, Nick.  Finnish markings.  Excellent.  Don't see that every day.  Gonna watch this one!

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

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