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75th Anniversary of 1942 (World at War)

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, July 15, 2017 12:49 AM

Thanks LA. I think the problem for Dragon is that this has a leaft spring suspension. There would only be 2 ways that i can think off to make it adjustable. One would be to privide 2 sets of spings, one normal and one under tension, to be able to pose it differently. The other would be to provide real springs. Its a lot easier for types like the Panther and tiger with torsion bars to be able to fit moving suspension.

Unfortunatly i can't see your pics either.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Pz II Ausf F

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Posted by lostagain on Saturday, July 15, 2017 4:00 AM

Okay, how is this looking to people?

If I draw a blank here, it's off to Imageshack until they start to charge...

Done Dwayne's way:

Done another way:

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  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Saturday, July 15, 2017 8:21 AM

lostagain

Okay, how is this looking to people?

If I draw a blank here, it's off to Imageshack until they start to charge...

Done Dwayne's way:

Done another way:

 

Yup, that worked.  I can see both pics.  I also tried using the "copy image location" and pasting it into the image link box.  That worked....and then it didn't.  Have no idea why. The email myself the link has always worked.  An extra step, and kind of annoying, but it works, and it's free.

That is a very interesting subject.  I like the look of the Marders.  I still picture an armor developer saying "Well, we got this chassis.  Oh look, we got that gun.  I can do this."

Happy modelling!

D

Dwayne or Dman or just D.

 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, July 15, 2017 8:44 AM

That worked, lostagain, and I've updated the build roster.  Welcome to the GB!  Good to have you join in.

And. . .who won the hockey match?

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by lostagain on Sunday, July 16, 2017 5:51 AM

3-all draw with them scoring in the dying minutes - not happy!

Agree with you Dwayne, they would've stuck an 88 on a wheelbarrow given the chance...

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, July 16, 2017 6:29 AM

Nice subject LA, not sure i have seen a Marder in 48th.

Dwayne, theres some good Marder kits out there, but can't go wrong with a Tamiya.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Pz II Ausf F

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  • From: Cincinnati Ohio
Posted by DantheMan85 on Sunday, July 16, 2017 4:37 PM

Thanks ManCityFan.

Thanks Checkmateking.

Thanks Bish: Nice work on the hull, and the PE parts look great.

Thanks & Welcome aboard Lostagain, a good start to your Marder III.

Well I'm calling my Panzer III Ausf. N done. This is a great kit from Dragon, with a part count in 600 to 700 range it might not be for everybody. Only disappoint is I didn't remove all the film from the decals. 

Next up is my 1/144 Junkers Ju 52/3M & 1/32 Junkers Ju 88 Stuka. Cool

 40 by Daniel Smith, on Flickr

 43 by Daniel Smith, on Flickr

 42 by Daniel Smith, on Flickr

 41 by Daniel Smith, on Flickr

 

On my Work Bench: Tamiya 1/20 Ferrari F2001, Airfix 1/72 Lancaster B Mk. III, Revell 1/144 Junkers Ju 52/3m.

Up Coming: Revell 1/25 Corvette C7.R. Academy 1/48 F-14A Tomcat, Trumpeter 1/32 Junkers Ju87B-4/U4. Academy 1/48 F-15E.

           

 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, July 16, 2017 4:41 PM

Thanks Dan, and great job on that one. Like how you have the gear on the rear dck.

Looking forward to seeing those next builds, but do you mean 87 rather than 88.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Pz II Ausf F

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Posted by DantheMan85 on Sunday, July 16, 2017 6:37 PM

Thanks Bish, yes Ju 87 Wink.  Been meaning to get one of the ICM Ju 88's. Smile

On my Work Bench: Tamiya 1/20 Ferrari F2001, Airfix 1/72 Lancaster B Mk. III, Revell 1/144 Junkers Ju 52/3m.

Up Coming: Revell 1/25 Corvette C7.R. Academy 1/48 F-14A Tomcat, Trumpeter 1/32 Junkers Ju87B-4/U4. Academy 1/48 F-15E.

           

 

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Sunday, July 16, 2017 11:00 PM

Hi Dan, very good work on the panzer support vehicle.  Yes

Really like the dusting/weathering you achieved, just enough for the desert enviroment, but not overpowering to flatten the details.

regards,

Jack

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Posted by Bish on Monday, July 17, 2017 12:35 AM

DantheMan85

Thanks Bish, yes Ju 87 Wink.  Been meaning to get one of the ICM Ju 88's. Smile

 

I'll be looking forward to seeing that.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Pz II Ausf F

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, July 17, 2017 2:58 PM

Excellent Panzer, Dan.  Great finish!  

Do you have a preference for the completed build photo?  Actually, they all look very good.  Difficult choice.

Thanks for participating in the GB.  It's been a pleasure to have you join in.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 11:07 AM

Sorry Check, I forgot that I was posting here as well.

I put the wings and tail on the Zeek. The gaps are larger than the Hasegawa kit but aren’t too bad.

ON THE BENCH

1/35 Italeri Carro Armato M13/40
1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop

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1/24 Monogram 1930 Packard Bobtail Speedster
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

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  • From: Cincinnati Ohio
Posted by DantheMan85 on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 11:31 AM

 

Thanks Jgeratic.

 

 

 

Thanks Checkmate: I'll pick the first photo. Stick out tongue

 

On my Work Bench: Tamiya 1/20 Ferrari F2001, Airfix 1/72 Lancaster B Mk. III, Revell 1/144 Junkers Ju 52/3m.

Up Coming: Revell 1/25 Corvette C7.R. Academy 1/48 F-14A Tomcat, Trumpeter 1/32 Junkers Ju87B-4/U4. Academy 1/48 F-15E.

           

 

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 2:00 PM

Short update on the Pz II as i just finihsed off the construction and have been working on the building as well.

The tank got its coat of primer followed by the pz Grey and then some Dark yellow. Had a bit of an issue with the grey as it came up very flat rather than the gloss it should have been, so shot a coat of Alclad Aqua gloss to apply the decals. No great problem as its one less coat i will ahve to add before weathering.

The building got a coat oftan for the mortar followed by a flat brush for the brickwork useing tamiya red brown. Still got some touching up to do on that and then add some colour variation.

I did make a start on the tracks but soon realised this would not be a good idea. I thought they would be the click together type, but there not, and i will need to get the road wheels dry fited so i get get the right shape around the sprockets, idlers and the raised road wheels, so just a small section got done. But pretty easy to put together for such small links.

Thats all for now. Going to get the decals on, but will then focus on the building, figures and getting those tracks built.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Pz II Ausf F

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  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 2:24 PM

Hey Bish, that building looks fantastic.  Those tracks do not look like fun at all, but the Panzer II is looking great too.

MC, your zero is looking good.  I am building an old Fujimi A6M2 kit for the Midway GB.  First time scratchbuilding detail in a pit, so it is taking forever.  Takes more time to figure out how I am going to do something than it takes to do the something.

Have fun,

D

Dwayne or Dman or just D.

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 2:33 PM

Thanks Dwayne. Got quite a bit more to do to the building, but at least i don't have to worry about all the finery such as carpets, wallpaper and so on as i did on the E-100.

These tracks are actually easier than they look. Far easier than 251 tracks.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Pz II Ausf F

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 2:49 PM

Nicely progressing work, Steve.  Really like the cockpit and engine assemblies.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 2:54 PM

Front page is updated, Dan.  Good choice of photo; it's pretty dramatic!

Looking forward to your next project!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 2:55 PM

Excellent work, Bish.  That's a very interesting camo scheme on the Panzer.  Quite effective.  And the ruins are looking very good.  It'll be quite compelling to watch all this come together.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 2:56 PM

Its coming on nicely there Steve.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Pz II Ausf F

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 2:57 PM

Thanks check. I rather liked this scheme, apparently it was common for this division, but can't seem to find any pics.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Pz II Ausf F

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, July 21, 2017 9:09 AM
I black based the Zero and added the mottling. I than sprayed the color coat and was admiring it when I notice that the color didn't seem right. I sprayed JA gray instead of JN gray Bang Head. Back to the booth tonight.

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1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop

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Posted by Bish on Friday, July 21, 2017 12:57 PM

OOP's. Is there much differance between the two.

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On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Pz II Ausf F

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Posted by jgeratic on Friday, July 21, 2017 1:11 PM

That Zero's paint looks like the hemp colour that's lately been the rage, but could be quality of the lighting.

regards,

Jack

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, July 21, 2017 2:11 PM

The JA gray has more green than the JN gray

ON THE BENCH

1/35 Italeri Carro Armato M13/40
1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop

In Que

1/24 Monogram 1930 Packard Bobtail Speedster
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, July 21, 2017 10:36 PM

Still looking good over here, too, Steve!

At least there aren't fifty shades of Japanese gray.

Are there?

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, July 22, 2017 1:13 AM

Sorry Check, I forgot to post here as well.

I repainted with the JN grey. I think it looks better.
The decals are thick but were able to settle down. Now comes the washes. I'm going to try something diffrent on this one.

ON THE BENCH

1/35 Italeri Carro Armato M13/40
1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop

In Que

1/24 Monogram 1930 Packard Bobtail Speedster
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, July 22, 2017 9:50 AM

The colors really look great.  

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, July 22, 2017 6:07 PM

Ok, since I'm now clear of my F-86, here we go....

 

 

Stik is building a 109? Yup, actually this will be my 3rd in the past 10 years. But I am gonna do my utmost to keep this simple and quick.

 

So here is the kit. It is Airfix's mid 70's vintage Friedrich version. I will be doing mine as a North Africa version.

 

 

I bought the kit at a local shop 20 years ago, that has since closed, for the princely sum of $9.98 plus tax. I think that I'll get my money's worth out of this...

 

 

So one of the first thing I did was take my Dremel to the pilot's seat. The part was way too thick as molded, and I'm not gonna use the kit pilot on this one. After about 5-10 minutes of careful work, here it is, before and after...

 

 

 

next I glued the rear cockpit wall to the floor and then placed it into the fuselage to set at the proper angle

 

 

 

Then I assembled and cleaned up the hub cannon cockpit housing, and assembled the propeller. Each blade is a separate part glued into place after seam clean up. And I drilled out the bore of the hub cannon the spinner.

 

 

 

and lastly I finished up basic cockpit assembly... all ready for paint now...

 

 

 

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