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Floats and Boats 2017- EXTENDED TO MID 2018

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 9:34 AM

I have the paint work mostly done. I had to pull the outer floats because decalling with them on is not happening and I tried painting the insignias, but the that was a disaster. So, I will use the decals now that the floats are out of the way. I have some touch up to do and some more details to add, then on to decals. I will post more as I make more progress.

BK

On the bench: Monogram 1/48 Kingfisher with cockpit and resin engine. 90%

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   2%

On Deck: 1/48 Hobby Boss Ta-152C1/R14

1/650 AMT U.S.S. Enterprise

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Posted by taxtp on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 8:36 PM

Really nice Brandon, all of your improvements make a big difference. I love these 'yellow wings' schemes.

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, April 22, 2018 10:51 AM

Calling it dome, the kit was nice but the external detail is very basic.

Overall shape looks good. The acutual colour is a little more green thn in the pix, my cell doesnt reflect my IJN mix 100%

 IMG_20180421_151007 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 IMG_20180421_150718 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 IMG_20180421_150844 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

Thanx for hosting

 

Theuns

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, April 22, 2018 3:05 PM

Thuens, the Rufe turned out pretty sweet. I like it a lot. Well done and thanks for taking us along.

BK

On the bench: Monogram 1/48 Kingfisher with cockpit and resin engine. 90%

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   2%

On Deck: 1/48 Hobby Boss Ta-152C1/R14

1/650 AMT U.S.S. Enterprise

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Monday, April 23, 2018 6:43 AM

Nice job on the Tamiya Rufe Theuns, I haven't see that kit done for ages.

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, April 28, 2018 7:50 PM

Well gents, I am slowly moving towards completion of the first KF. I have the paint work, for what its worth nearly done and decals are on. I have some small things to do but I am looking forward to putting this one out and being done with it.

BK

On the bench: Monogram 1/48 Kingfisher with cockpit and resin engine. 90%

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   2%

On Deck: 1/48 Hobby Boss Ta-152C1/R14

1/650 AMT U.S.S. Enterprise

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    April, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Sunday, April 29, 2018 11:33 PM

Looking terrific Brandon. I built a yellow wings version of that kit with wheels rather than floats back in the 90s. I didn't anywhere near as much work as you did.

Cheers

Tony

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Posted by JacknewbIII on Friday, May 04, 2018 3:42 PM

Brandon I really like that Kingfisher, the color scheme is looking fantastic!

Theuns nice job on the Rufe. Very clean piece of work there!

 

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Friday, May 04, 2018 6:08 PM
Very minor update, I've primed the prop on my 1/72 Amodel Wildcatfish. I'll be back to it soon. Cheers Tony

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, May 27, 2018 10:58 AM

Well, the float version KF is nearly done. I only have some small bits to complete and I'll post up the pics.

Meanwhile, I have been working on the wheeled verion and I am liking it a whole lot more than the first one. The cockpit in it is a Cutting Edge piece and you just can't find those anymore. It is super nice and I left everything nice and clean and crisp as the photo of this one I am working from is from the factory when it was just finished and preparing to ship off the the Virginia. I hand painted the instruments, there were no decals used. I'm pretty happy with the look.

BK

On the bench: Monogram 1/48 Kingfisher with cockpit and resin engine. 90%

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   2%

On Deck: 1/48 Hobby Boss Ta-152C1/R14

1/650 AMT U.S.S. Enterprise

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Sunday, May 27, 2018 7:30 PM
Yeah agree Brandon, the 'pit and IP look fabulous. Cheers Tony

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 10:55 AM

At this point I'm calling the float version done. This one fought me every step of the way. I could have done far better I feel, but in the end I think it is still far better than the kit was to start with. I hope you enjoy the pics. Parden the dust, I forgot to blow it off before the shots. This is what happens when you leave the kit on the desk while you work on another.

BK

On the bench: Monogram 1/48 Kingfisher with cockpit and resin engine. 90%

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   2%

On Deck: 1/48 Hobby Boss Ta-152C1/R14

1/650 AMT U.S.S. Enterprise

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 6:21 PM

hi Brandon, top quality work! Yes

I like the colour scheme, and great job matching the reds with that of the dot on star insignia decal.

 

regards,

Jack

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 9:31 PM

jgeratic
great job matching the reds with that of the dot on star insignia decal.

I accidentally found some time ago that the RLM red from Mr Hobby Color is a perfect match for those and now that is my go to red for insignias. Thanks for looking and the complements.

BK

On the bench: Monogram 1/48 Kingfisher with cockpit and resin engine. 90%

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   2%

On Deck: 1/48 Hobby Boss Ta-152C1/R14

1/650 AMT U.S.S. Enterprise

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    April, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 2:04 AM

That's a very pretty aeroplane Brandon, I like it a lot. Very well executed build too, it's been a good one to watch.

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, June 18, 2018 9:18 AM

Are we waiting for anyone else to complete their kit? If so, let me know. Otherwise I will close this one out July 1.

BK

On the bench: Monogram 1/48 Kingfisher with cockpit and resin engine. 90%

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   2%

On Deck: 1/48 Hobby Boss Ta-152C1/R14

1/650 AMT U.S.S. Enterprise

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Monday, June 18, 2018 6:56 PM

Hey Brandon,

I'm still going with my 1/72 Wildcatfish, It's mostly built but I'm in the process of rescribing as the detail is dreadful. I'll make the effort t oknock it off by July 1 so that you can close this thing.

Regards

Tony

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

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 9:19 AM

taxtp
I'm still going with my 1/72 Wildcatfish

No worries. I thought you were done for some stupid reason. Carry on, Sir.

BK

On the bench: Monogram 1/48 Kingfisher with cockpit and resin engine. 90%

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   2%

On Deck: 1/48 Hobby Boss Ta-152C1/R14

1/650 AMT U.S.S. Enterprise

  • Member since
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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 7:35 PM

Brandon, this kit is giving me some trouble. I stuffed the engine from an Airfix Wildcat into the cowling, as the kit one was terrible, but it still doesn't look right. I'm about to lever the cowling off it and re-work it, so I won't get it done by July 1, I think 'sometime in July' is more realistic. Feel free to close this  off as planned if you want to.

Cheers

Tony

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 10:38 PM

Nah, no worries, we can wait, it'll be worth it.

BK

On the bench: Monogram 1/48 Kingfisher with cockpit and resin engine. 90%

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   2%

On Deck: 1/48 Hobby Boss Ta-152C1/R14

1/650 AMT U.S.S. Enterprise

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Thursday, June 28, 2018 6:41 AM

Hey Brandon,

Great finish on the Kingfisher. Love the colourful interwar schemes and you have pulled this one off really really well!

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, June 28, 2018 9:52 AM

LA, thanks for the kind words. That one was a struggle.

BK

On the bench: Monogram 1/48 Kingfisher with cockpit and resin engine. 90%

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   2%

On Deck: 1/48 Hobby Boss Ta-152C1/R14

1/650 AMT U.S.S. Enterprise

  • Member since
    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, July 05, 2018 10:40 PM

Well, I am getting more and more done on the wheeled version. I must say that this one went together far easier than the other one. I actually enjoyed building this one. SO, with this up date I will bring you up to speed.

I have the plane mostly built. Just small bits to add. The paint work is done and decals are mostly done. I say mostly because one of my decal sheets has grown legs and I can't find it. I need the squadron insignia from it to complete the decalling. I will look hard this weekend and if it doesn't turn up I will wrap this up without it. Anyway, here are the latest shots.

BK

On the bench: Monogram 1/48 Kingfisher with cockpit and resin engine. 90%

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   2%

On Deck: 1/48 Hobby Boss Ta-152C1/R14

1/650 AMT U.S.S. Enterprise

  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Monday, July 16, 2018 8:19 PM

Thats looking really good Brandon.

I thinkthat I mentioned that I stuffed an engine from an Airfix Wildcat into my Wildcatfish, as the Amodel engine was mediocre. After getting it all joined up I realised that when I added the cowl ring, the engine was situated too far back. The only solution was to bust it open, remove the engine, grind out the cowling as the fit was too tight to move it forward, then put it all back together.

I'm nearly there !

Cheers

Tony

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

  • Member since
    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 9:11 AM

Wow, you are far braver than me to rip that open. I would have gone "well, huh, that sucks" and moved on. I'm too lazy to tear one open after I've closed it up. But, in the end you will have a fine looking bird.

BK

On the bench: Monogram 1/48 Kingfisher with cockpit and resin engine. 90%

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   2%

On Deck: 1/48 Hobby Boss Ta-152C1/R14

1/650 AMT U.S.S. Enterprise

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