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FSM New Years Resolution — Build More Models GB
Posted by Aaron Skinner on Thursday, December 08, 2016 12:06 PM

Hey all,

Here at the FineScale Modeler head office, we've resolved to build more models in 2017. To kick it off, the staff are all going to build a model in a month — and we want you to build along with us. The guidelines for this Group Build are simple. Pull a kit from your stash, start it on January 1, and finish it on or before January 31. It can be any subject or kit type, and you can build it any way you want to from out of the box to adding a ton of extra detail. If you are really adventurous, scratchbuild most or all of the model.

Signup is simple: Reply below and tell us what kit you'll be building and what modifications you plan on making.

To kick things off, here's the list from FSM:

Mark Savage ------------ Revell 1/25 scale Arcierio-Wells Pioneer Reynard Indy Car 

Mark Hembree ----------- Dragon 1/72 scale Flakpanzer 341

Elizabeth Nash ---------- Polar Lights Seaview

Aaron Skinner ----------- Eduard 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk.VIII

Bish ---------------------- AMT Imperial Shuttle

Eagle90 ------------------ Ark Models 1/48 scale I-16 Type 24

hogfanfs ----------------- Fine Molds 1/48 scale TIE fighter

lewbud ------------------- Italeri 1/72 scale F-35A Lighting II

usmc93 ------------------ Dragon 1/35 scale Tiger I

tempestjohnny ---------- Hasegawa 1/72 scale F-16C

modelcrazy -------------- Trumpeter 1/700 scale USS Hornet

BrandonK ---------------- Tamiya 1/48 scale Bf 109E-4/7 Trop

scottrc ------------------- MPC 1/72 scale Devastator

goldhammer ------------- Minicraft 1/144 scale B-52H

jeaton01 ----------------- Airfix 1/48 scale Meteor F.8

badlanguage ------------- Bandai 1/144 scale HGBF Dom R35

Daniel Ficke -------------- Revell 1/24 '56 Chevy Bel Air 

MrT ----------------------- HobbyBoss 1/35 scale RSOV with upgrades

WirbelWind106 ---------- Matchbox 1/72 scale Henschel Hs 126

JMart --------------------- Dragon 1/72 scale Challenger 2

JMart --------------------- Hasegawa 1/72 scale Leopard 2

JMart --------------------- Trumpeter 1/72 scale Challenger 1

kobeck ------------------- Trumpeter 1/144 scale Su-34

pyrman64 --------------- Moebius Colonial Viper 

Justinryan215 ----------- Hasegawa 1/48 scale Voyager probe

V737D ------------------- Tamiya 1/48 F4F-4 Wildcat

taxtp --------------------- Airfix 1/32 scale British infantry figure

William Spikes ----------- Tamiya 1/35 scale German Assault Troops 8 Figures

greentracker98 -------------- Monogram 1/25 scale 1965 Chevy Impala

jgeratic ------------------------- Zvezda 1/72 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109F-2

waynec ------------------------ Trumpeter 1/35 scale KZKT-537L Tractor

BrandonD --------------------- Hobbycraft 1/48 scale Curtiss Hawk 75

Caveman ---------------------- AMK 1/48 scale Kfir C2

NucMedTech ----------------- Revell First Order TIE Fighter

More Power Scotty --------- Fort Royal Review 120mm German Stormtrooper

Rob Gronovious ------------- MPC ROTJ A-wing

Rigidrider ---------------------- Fujimi 1/48 scale Fw 190D-9

Theuns ------------------------- Tamiya 1/32 scale Spitfire Mk.VIII

mattw --------------------------- Moebius Voyager

Steve Carricato ------------- C-45 Expeditor model 18

 

Let's have some fun and build something!

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, December 08, 2016 12:16 PM

I am up for this. Was goign to start my build for the Star wars GB in Jan anyway. So i'll join along with the AMT Imprial Shuttle, OOB.

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

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Posted by Aaron Skinner on Thursday, December 08, 2016 12:21 PM

Bish

I am up for this. Was goign to start my build for the Star wars GB in Jan anyway. So i'll join along with the AMT Imprial Shuttle, OOB.

 

Got you signed up!

Cheers, Aaron

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Posted by Eagle90 on Thursday, December 08, 2016 1:32 PM

Hey Aaron,  

Brilliant idea!  Count me in!  I have been adding 1/48 Soviet and Japanese WWII aircraft to my stash, so I think it's about time I do one!  So put me down for a 1/48 Ark Models I-16 Type 24.  Staight from the box (I buy so many kits I can't afford aftermarket!  LOL!).

Thanks for hosting a cool GB!

Bobby

P.S. love the kits you guys are doing!

 

 

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Posted by Aaron Skinner on Thursday, December 08, 2016 1:51 PM

Eagle90

Hey Aaron,  

Brilliant idea!  Count me in!  I have been adding 1/48 Soviet and Japanese WWII aircraft to my stash, so I think it's about time I do one!  So put me down for a 1/48 Ark Models I-16 Type 24.  Staight from the box (I buy so many kits I can't afford aftermarket!  LOL!).

Thanks for hosting a cool GB!

Bobby

P.S. love the kits you guys are doing!

Bobby, Got you signed up. Welcoe aboard!

Cheers, Aaron

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Posted by hogfanfs on Thursday, December 08, 2016 2:21 PM

I'll join, and do the Star Wars Theme like Bish, with a 1/48 Fine Molds TIE Fighter with the Paragrafix photo etch details.

Bruce

 

 

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Posted by lewbud on Thursday, December 08, 2016 3:32 PM

I'd like to sign up, just don't know with what.  Whatever it is, it will most likely be in the divine scale (1/72).

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Posted by Cadet Chuck on Thursday, December 08, 2016 6:56 PM

Does it count if I finally finish the Tamiya 1/48 F-14A that I started in September?  Confused

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Posted by usmc93 on Thursday, December 08, 2016 8:14 PM

Im in! First GB.  I will be doing the Dragon Tiger I Mid Production Sd.Kfz.181 1/35 kit.  Not decided on what mods as of yet but will be doing Battle of Normandy 1944 paint/unit.

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, December 08, 2016 8:51 PM
Oh I can't pass this up. 1/72 Hasegawa F-16C Falcon

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, December 08, 2016 10:53 PM

I'll join with whatever I get for the Secret Santa Group Build. Won't know until Christmas morning.

ON THE BENCH

1/72 Hasegawa GR.4 Tornado
1/72 Cyber Hobby D3A Val, Akagi
1/350 Aoshima IJN Takao

In Que

1/72 Airfix A6M2b Type 0 Model 21 Zero, Akagi
1/350 Dragon USS The Sulivans built as USS Johnston

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, December 08, 2016 11:42 PM

I'll jump in with a Tamiya 1/48 BF-109E-4/7 Trop.

BK

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Posted by scottrc on Friday, December 09, 2016 8:24 AM

Well, this would be a good way to thin the herd and have the excuss to buy more modelsBig Smile.  I have had an old MPC 1/72 scale TBD Devestator sitting wrapped in the box on the edge of my desk for months now, I guess its time to build it.  I can do this!  

Scott

        

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, December 09, 2016 9:13 AM

Aaron,

Are y'all planning on doing this for every month or just January?

ON THE BENCH

1/72 Hasegawa GR.4 Tornado
1/72 Cyber Hobby D3A Val, Akagi
1/350 Aoshima IJN Takao

In Que

1/72 Airfix A6M2b Type 0 Model 21 Zero, Akagi
1/350 Dragon USS The Sulivans built as USS Johnston

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Posted by Aaron Skinner on Friday, December 09, 2016 9:46 AM

modelcrazy

Aaron,

Are y'all planning on doing this for every month or just January?

Modelcrazy,

Right now it's just for January. Who knows what the future may bring...

Cheers, Aaron

 

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Posted by goldhammer on Friday, December 09, 2016 10:26 AM

I'll be like MC and jump in with the Santa build, whatever it is, if crossovers are allowed.

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Posted by Aaron Skinner on Friday, December 09, 2016 10:33 AM

goldhammer

I'll be like MC and jump in with the Santa build, whatever it is, if crossovers are allowed.

 

Cool bananas!

Cheers, Aaron

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, December 09, 2016 10:37 AM

Aaron,

I see your building the dreaded Spitfire, I'm surprised you aren’t going for an Airliner.

ON THE BENCH

1/72 Hasegawa GR.4 Tornado
1/72 Cyber Hobby D3A Val, Akagi
1/350 Aoshima IJN Takao

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1/72 Airfix A6M2b Type 0 Model 21 Zero, Akagi
1/350 Dragon USS The Sulivans built as USS Johnston

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Posted by goldhammer on Friday, December 09, 2016 11:50 AM

Bish-----slowly shaking head and muttering under breath-"Bloody Colonials"Whistling

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Posted by Aaron Skinner on Friday, December 09, 2016 12:18 PM

modelcrazy

Aaron,

I see your building the dreaded Spitfire, I'm surprised you aren’t going for an Airliner.

 
I thought about it, but the Mk.VIII fills a hole in my RAAF collection.

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Posted by Bish on Friday, December 09, 2016 1:13 PM

goldhammer

Bish-----slowly shaking head and muttering under breath-"Bloody Colonials"Whistling

 

Saying nothing Zip it!

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Posted by jeaton01 on Saturday, December 10, 2016 11:32 AM

I'll be doing the Airfix 1/48 Meteor F.8, Aaron.

John

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Posted by badlanguage on Saturday, December 10, 2016 2:46 PM

I have too many half-built models on my bench and little time to work on them...but what the heck. I have a Bandai 1/144 scale HGBF Dom R35 that needs building.

I guess that means I have until January to clear enough space on my bench to build something...

 

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Posted by Daniel Ficke on Sunday, December 11, 2016 9:09 PM

I will join but my model is to be determined.

Daniel J. Ficke

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Posted by MrT on Monday, December 12, 2016 8:57 AM

Can I join in with RSOV with an upgrade

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Posted by Aaron Skinner on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 2:46 PM

MrT

Can I join in with RSOV with an upgrade

Terry Barrow(MrT)

 

Got you on the list, Terry.

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Posted by WirbelWind106 on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 6:22 PM

Hey everbody,

Just wondering if I could join the fun!

I will be building Matchbox's 1/72 Henschel He-126.

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Posted by JMart on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 6:30 PM

Ok, I am in with some 1:72 modern armor I know I can finish in a month :)

 

Dragon #7287 - 1/72 Challenger 2 with Bar Armor 

Hasegawa MA02 - 1/72 Leopard 2 

Trumpeter #7106 - 1/72 Challenger I  (NATO version)

 

  

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Posted by kobeck on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 4:39 AM

I will try to actually spend some time building and painting instead of just reading and watching videos.  Please put me down for Trumpeter SU-34 Strike Fighter 1:144.   I will do this.    Chris K.

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Posted by pyrman64 on Thursday, December 15, 2016 2:01 PM

Sounds interesting....add me please. According to 'rumor control' Santa's dropping off a Moebius BSG Viper kit.

Greg H

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