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"Out of your comfort zone" GB '17

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"Out of your comfort zone" GB '17
Posted by Theuns on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 12:55 AM

I want to do a gb where we each do a subject we dont usually attempt.

I mainly do Aircraft and have never done any cars, figures or armour really so I think it is time now to broaden my "interest field"

 

I think any subject and scale welcome aslong as it is something you rarely build.

Crossovers welcome

Models started up to 25% welcome

Runtime 01 Feb '17 to 31 Apr '17 (3 months)

WIP pix please

 

I think we could all learn something new here :-)

 

Theuns

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Posted by Theuns on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 12:56 AM

Roster and pix page

Theuns - Tamiya 1/35 Flakvierling 38  (completed page 3)

Eagle90 -  Revell/Monogram U.S.S. Lionfish (completed page 4)

lewbud -  contest Hasegawa 1/72 F/A 18E (with lots of extras)

Daniel Ficke -  Revell 1/35 T34/76

Greg H -  Tamiya "Pibber" (converted to a police patrol boat!

Seabe - M1A2 Abrahams (completed page 5)

modelcrazy -  Dragon 1/9 Iron Man III Igor armor  (completed page 4)

BrandonD -  Meng's 1/35 Renault FT-17. (completed page 4)

taxtp -  a vignette, with a couple of figures

castlenuovo - TBA

Rigidrider -  Tamiya 1/35 scale Panzer (IV) 

PANZERJAGER - Blohm und Voss Bv 40 Armored Glider Fighter 1/48(completed page 5)

 

 

 

 

Theuns

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Posted by Seabe on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 10:11 AM

Daaarn, this sounds interesting! You expert will giggle at my attempts - but I may leave the auto's and try my hand at the one tank in my pile - or one of the planes... Heaven forbid, I will most likely be crucified along the way! Count me in - I will hopefully be done by end Jan with one of my current WIP's... 

Lewbud, really looking forward to seeing that Tyrrell! Is it the WCT version? I bought that a couple of years ago - and trust me, it looks WAY simpler than some of the other super-detailed Tameo kits. There's another version (at least one) of Tameo's 006's, I think it's the Monaco GP version. But it will be good to see one being built! Personally... I think the 20th kit manufacturers (esp the multi-media ones) can learn a LOT from the 43rd guys - think there's even more detail in these than a lot of the 20th kits. Good luck! 

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Posted by Theuns on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 10:28 AM

"You expert will giggle at my attempts - "

That is the thing, non of us will be experts as we all will be trying something new, that is where the fun comes in :-)

 

Theuns

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Posted by pyrman64 on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 11:38 AM

Well, since I'm not a ship guy, I'm in with a Tamiya "Pibber" (converted to a police patrol boat!Surprise) I've had it in the stash for a few years.

Greg H

"There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell." Gen. Wm T. Sherman (11 April 1880, Columbus, Ohio)

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Posted by Theuns on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 10:16 PM

Great, 5 builders willing to try something new....we'r cooking with gas now!

Theuns

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Posted by Seabe on Thursday, December 22, 2016 9:23 AM
I'm in - so 6... just now sure what I'll go for yet.

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Posted by Theuns on Thursday, December 22, 2016 10:56 AM

Cool Seabe I will add you to the roster

 

Theuns

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Posted by taxtp on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 1:43 PM

Hi Theuns,

I've ben racking my brains for this one, a I build almost everything. I am wondering if a vignette, with a couple of figures, would be OK ? I've only ever done single figures with a bit of simple groundwork.

I'll wait for your decision before choosing something.

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 4:46 PM

Hey buddy, I'd like to join up with the Dragon 1/9 Iron Man III Igor armor but may not get to it before April. 

I'll see what I can do but don't hold me to it.

ON THE BENCH

1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

Completing a kit is like cutting the head off a Hydra. Two more replace it in the stash.

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Posted by Theuns on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 10:06 PM

cool, I will add you to the roster.

 

Theuns

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Posted by Daniel Ficke on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 4:56 PM

I just got the Revell 1/35 T34/76.

Daniel J. Ficke

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Posted by BrandonD on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 5:49 PM

Hah, I just decided to build an AFV after a 20-plus-year absence and started Takom's Skoda PA-II Turtle. But seeingas how it's almost all assembled, that won't work for this one, so I will go with Meng's 1/35 Renault FT-17.

Let's hope I can pull itoff in the timeframe!

Great idea for a GB!

-BD-

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Posted by Theuns on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 10:39 PM

Daniel, I updated the model you'll do.

Brandon, welcome mate 

 

Theuns

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Posted by taxtp on Thursday, December 29, 2016 3:12 PM

taxtp

Hi Theuns,

I've ben racking my brains for this one, a I build almost everything. I am wondering if a vignette, with a couple of figures, would be OK ? I've only ever done single figures with a bit of simple groundwork.

I'll wait for your decision before choosing something.

Cheers

Tony

 

 

Hey Theuns,

What did you think about my vignette idea ?

Cheers

Tony

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

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  • From: Lincoln, NE
Posted by Daniel Ficke on Thursday, December 29, 2016 7:53 PM

tankUpdate on my Revell 1/35 T34/76:Built and ready to paint

 

Daniel J. Ficke

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Posted by Theuns on Thursday, December 29, 2016 10:55 PM

Tony my humble apologies mate! I totally missed your post....must have my peepers checked.

I think if it is some form of modling you dont really do and would want to use it to try something different to what your usual style is  then yes it would fit right in.

I will add you to the roster.

 

Daniel, the link gives me an error code :-(    The tank I got you up for on the roster, is it a new build or the one that is now ready for painting?

 

Theuns

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Saturday, December 31, 2016 6:44 PM

Hi Theuns,

I would like to try and base my vignette on this artwork, which shows 60th and 95th Riflemen circa 1815 by C. Hamilton Smith. I'll use two Airfix 54mm 95th Riflemen to do it.

The poses may be slightly different, but it will be loosely based on it. It's an idea I got from the old Airfix magazine guide, which I inconveniently can't find this morning.

Cheers

Tony

 

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

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Posted by Theuns on Saturday, December 31, 2016 10:23 PM

Cool one Tony, looking forward to it.

Here is a pic of the one I will attempt to do.

Theuns

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Posted by Daniel Ficke on Sunday, January 01, 2017 7:16 PM

Its a new  one built in two days and now ready for paint but I can't figure out how to pit images on a post.

Theuns

Tony my humble apologies mate! I totally missed your post....must have my peepers checked.

I think if it is some form of modling you dont really do and would want to use it to try something different to what your usual style is  then yes it would fit right in.

I will add you to the roster.

 

Daniel, the link gives me an error code :-(    The tank I got you up for on the roster, is it a new build or the one that is now ready for painting?

 

Theuns

 

Daniel J. Ficke

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Posted by castelnuovo on Sunday, January 01, 2017 11:53 PM

I'll join with some kind of an airplane. I build few dozen of them...some 35 yrs ago Smile. In the last 5 yrs or so, I have built only 3.

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Posted by Theuns on Monday, January 02, 2017 12:45 AM

"I'll join with some kind of an airplane. I build few dozen of them...some 35 yrs ago Smile. In the last 5 yrs or so, I have built only 3."

Great , got you up the roster page.

Daniel, are you going to build another model for the GB?

 

Theuns

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Posted by Daniel Ficke on Monday, January 09, 2017 8:22 AM

Theuns

"I'll join with some kind of an airplane. I build few dozen of them...some 35 yrs ago Smile. In the last 5 yrs or so, I have built only 3."

Great , got you up the roster page.

Daniel, are you going to build another model for the GB?

 

Theuns

 

Maybe, the camouflage on the tank will take a while and I want to scratch build extras too. And I could use some help uploading photos.

Daniel J. Ficke

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Posted by Theuns on Monday, January 09, 2017 9:48 AM

Daniel, would you say that the tank you want to enter is 25% built or less?

Otherwize if it is way more complete I would sugest maybe another kit?

 

Regards

 

Theuns

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Posted by Daniel Ficke on Monday, January 09, 2017 10:01 AM

It's about 25% done.

Daniel J. Ficke

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Posted by Theuns on Monday, January 09, 2017 10:37 AM

Ok that is cool, I thought from your posts it was close to being done ;-)

Theuns

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Posted by Rigidrider on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 12:18 PM

Afternoon... Well, I received a Tamiya 1/35 scale Panzer (IV) I believe for Christmas last year and was wondering what to do with it since I could probably count the armor I've done on one hand and still have fingers left over. If you armor pros promise not to laugh too hard I'll chip in. Lolol... Thanks , Doug

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Seabe on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 9:30 PM

Doug, I can count the amount of armour I've done on one hand and still have 5 fingers left! You're in bad company... And lo and behold, that is one of my considerations for this build!

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Posted by Theuns on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 10:14 PM

Doug, got you up :-)

 

Theuns

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Posted by Rigidrider on Friday, January 13, 2017 12:52 PM

Theuns... Thank you...Seabe, lol... well then, lets get busy!lol

 

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