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"Out of your comfort zone" GB '17

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Posted by Theuns on Friday, January 13, 2017 11:01 PM

Just dont get "too busy" that you go past 25% completed before 1 Feb ;-)

 

Theuns

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Posted by Daniel Ficke on Saturday, January 14, 2017 8:17 PM

Tank

Here is an update on what I have so far.

Daniel J. Ficke

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  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Saturday, January 21, 2017 11:54 AM

Hey everyone.  With Feb 1 fast approaching, I thought I'd go through the stash and figure out what I'm going to build.  As most know, I mostly build aircraft and have jumped into armor big time.  I also do Sci-Fi and real space subjects.  So I thought for this GB I'd do a ship.  I looked through the stash and found this baby.  The guns and exterior stuff look pretty small, but hey, that's the theme of the GB right?  Out of your Comfort Zone.  So I will be doing the Revell/Monogram U.S.S. Lionfish!  So I hope you ship builders are ready because I'm sure I'll have some questions!  Embarrassed  Off to do some submarine research before 1 Feb. 

Bobby

P.S. if anyone has built this kit before and has any advice...let me know.  Wink

 

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Posted by Theuns on Saturday, January 21, 2017 12:50 PM

Nice, that looks like an interesting boat :-)

I am in the very final stage fo my 1/32 Spitfirem Mk8 build for our MOY next weekend and am actually looking forward to building the AA gun in this GB.

Theuns

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  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Saturday, January 21, 2017 1:32 PM

Theuns

Nice, that looks like an interesting boat :-)

I am in the very final stage fo my 1/32 Spitfirem Mk8 build for our MOY next weekend and am actually looking forward to building the AA gun in this GB.

Theuns

 

Thanks.  I'm pretty excited about doing it.  Just hope I do it justice.  LOL.

I'll be watching your Flak build.  I have the Trumpeter kit of that.  Looks like a cool subject to build!

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Posted by Theuns on Saturday, January 28, 2017 11:27 AM

At the IPMS meeting today I got an old 1/35 Tamiya M4A3E3 Sherman kit for a very cheap price. This will also be the perfect kit to "cut my teeth on" for this GB, I can try out all the weathering tecniques I still need to learn on armour.

 

Theuns

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Posted by Seabe on Monday, January 30, 2017 11:06 AM

Oh bugger, this is getting close and I'm still knee... no, make that neck-deep in two auto builds. Both with hick-ups. (Maybe a sign I should try something different!)

Theuns, I will most likely be doing a (don't laugh!) M1A2 Abrahams. As for out of my comfort zone... I have NEVER built any armour before! Small chance of a plane overtaking this, having last built one... about 20-odd years ago. But put me down for the M1A2.

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Posted by Theuns on Monday, January 30, 2017 11:33 AM

Will do.

We can learn to build armour together ;-)

 

Theuns

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Posted by BrandonD on Monday, January 30, 2017 11:46 AM

I'll be right there with you two on the armor front. I think my last armor kit was when I was in high school, and I'm not entirely sure when the last one I completed was done. I want to say I was probably 16 or 17, which makes it about 16 or 17 years ago.

-BD-

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Posted by Theuns on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 6:08 AM

Well, it is officialy 01 feb so you have 3 months guys :-)

Theuns

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  • From: Georgia
Posted by Rigidrider on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 11:31 AM

Hey Bobby (Eagle 90) there is a Submarine warfare GB going on now, and there is some amazing work going on there if you snoop around there a bit. I did one for it and felt like an amature compared to some of the builds(lol). I learned alot for maybe a future build.Take care..

Doug

 

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 6:10 PM
Don’t fool yourself Doug you did a great job on your sub.
 
I guess I’ll start things off here with the beginnings of the Igor armor. The kit is quite large and goes together well. It’s almost a snap kit and the plastic is somewhat brittle. It doesn’t like CA glue very much.
Here is the beginning of the torso. I’m planning on installing an LED for the arc reactor and eyes. We’ll see how that goes.

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Hasegawa C.202 Folgore (Thunderbolt GB)
1/32 Hasegawa Mk Vb Spitfire (RAF GB)
1/72 Hasegawa A6M5 Type 52 Zero (RAF GB)
1/350 Dragon USS The Sulivans built as USS Johnston (Shelf of Doom GB)

In Que

1/72 Airfix B5N2 Kate (Coral Sea and Japanese GB's)
1/72 Hasegawa B5N2 Kate (Midway GB)
1/350 Aoshima IJN Takao (Japanese and 1942 GBs)

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Posted by Theuns on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 10:09 PM

Nice start :-)

 

I am busy with a quick build of a 1/72 Italeri Bell 47 for a friend and should be done by the weekend. Then I will start on my 2 builds of the ancient Tamiya Sherman and the newer Tamiya Flak vierling.

 

Theuns

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  • From: Eagle River, WI
Posted by PANZERJAGER on Thursday, February 02, 2017 11:09 AM

Theuns,

I was wondering, if I could cross post, as this GB also fits with my next project I am going to build in the Who Needs Engines Glider GB?

If so, here is my submission;

A Blohm und Voss Bv 40 Armored Glider Fighter 1/48 scale from Czech Model that I inherited a while back.

I have never built a glider before...

PANZERJAGER

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Posted by Theuns on Thursday, February 02, 2017 10:34 PM

Hi, if this glider is not your "usual" style of model building then yes you are most welcome to join in.

Theuns

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  • From: Eagle River, WI
Posted by PANZERJAGER on Friday, February 03, 2017 10:06 AM
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Posted by BrandonD on Friday, February 03, 2017 3:44 PM

Hey all,

I typically build planes these days, but about 20 years ago was really into armor. Last year, on a lark, I bought the Meng FT-17 with riveted turret because who can resist it?

So this is definitely out of my comfort zone, haha.

This kit doesn't have a full interior, and I planned to build it closed up, but I wanted to play with some weathering techniques, so I went ahead and painting the innards. Here is where they are when I was mostly finished with them.

That was where I got to early last night, and then I went about assembling the tank. It seems to have a much higher parts count than the old Tamiya kits I was building in the '90s, but it went together pretty quickly and, wonder of wonders (for an aircraft guy) there was no seamwork to deal with.

I closed up the fighting compartment last night, and wenthome for lunch today to throw primer on it.

This is where I am now. I've taken it as far as I want to before painting, with the exception of the upper suspension arms, which I will glue in at the main point, but leave unattached at the forward eng so I can rotate them out of the way for paint. This is just sitting together - turret and all of the suspension will be coming off for paint, as it looks in the photo above.

Thanks for looking! This is really fun...

-BD-

 

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  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Saturday, February 04, 2017 5:38 PM

Rigidrider

Hey Bobby (Eagle 90) there is a Submarine warfare GB going on now, and there is some amazing work going on there if you snoop around there a bit. I did one for it and felt like an amature compared to some of the builds(lol). I learned alot for maybe a future build.Take care..

Doug

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hey Doug,

Sorry for the delay (I was doing a small vacation with the kids in Orlando...yeah, House of Mouse and Universal!).

That is a great idea and I will for sure do that.  I plan on jumping back into building tomorrow (been resting from a week in Orlando!).  Building and Superbowl...should be a great Sunday!

Bobby

 

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  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, February 04, 2017 11:11 PM

Igor is turning out to be big, the arms are poseable do to a gear mechanism which is cool. I used some plastic cut from a milk carton to act like a diffuser for the LED I'm going to install for the arc reactor. Originally it was clear. The white areas in the reactor are white glue which is still drying.

This is where I’m at for the moment.

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Hasegawa C.202 Folgore (Thunderbolt GB)
1/32 Hasegawa Mk Vb Spitfire (RAF GB)
1/72 Hasegawa A6M5 Type 52 Zero (RAF GB)
1/350 Dragon USS The Sulivans built as USS Johnston (Shelf of Doom GB)

In Que

1/72 Airfix B5N2 Kate (Coral Sea and Japanese GB's)
1/72 Hasegawa B5N2 Kate (Midway GB)
1/350 Aoshima IJN Takao (Japanese and 1942 GBs)

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    November, 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Sunday, February 05, 2017 10:29 AM

Hey everyone.  Just got back from a week long vacation with the kids at the House of Mouse and Universal.  Had a blast with the kids!  Now I'm ready to jump into building again.  I've done 4 builds already this year!  Going to see if I can put a dent into the 425+ stash this year!

So here I go with the USS Lionfish!  Started taking parts off the sprues and cleaning them up.  Initial fits are......o.k., but I can see a bit of filling and sanding work in my future.  LOL!

Enjoy!

Bobby

 

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, February 05, 2017 10:15 PM

That boat lends itself well to do some weathering on it :-)

Image

Theuns

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  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, February 05, 2017 11:39 PM
I have some filling and then onto painting. Man this thing is big!

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Hasegawa C.202 Folgore (Thunderbolt GB)
1/32 Hasegawa Mk Vb Spitfire (RAF GB)
1/72 Hasegawa A6M5 Type 52 Zero (RAF GB)
1/350 Dragon USS The Sulivans built as USS Johnston (Shelf of Doom GB)

In Que

1/72 Airfix B5N2 Kate (Coral Sea and Japanese GB's)
1/72 Hasegawa B5N2 Kate (Midway GB)
1/350 Aoshima IJN Takao (Japanese and 1942 GBs)

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    November, 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Monday, February 06, 2017 7:25 AM

Theuns

That boat lends itself well to do some weathering on it :-)

Image

Theuns

 

Hey Theuns.  Any advice on weathering a sub?  I'm guessing some rust or something on the exterior?  Remember...Out of Your Comfort Zone...never done a sub before.  LOL!

Bobby

P.S.  Just clicked on to your image.  It didn't pop up right away.  Sorry.  Yeah, I guess a little rust is in order.  LOL!  Salt water did a number on subs huh?  Also, what is that pink stuff?  Primer?

 

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, February 06, 2017 8:18 AM

Bobby, 

Take a look at the Submarine Warfare GB, we have a lot of sub weathering discussions over there.

I could tell you but then I'd have to kill you Wink

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Hasegawa C.202 Folgore (Thunderbolt GB)
1/32 Hasegawa Mk Vb Spitfire (RAF GB)
1/72 Hasegawa A6M5 Type 52 Zero (RAF GB)
1/350 Dragon USS The Sulivans built as USS Johnston (Shelf of Doom GB)

In Que

1/72 Airfix B5N2 Kate (Coral Sea and Japanese GB's)
1/72 Hasegawa B5N2 Kate (Midway GB)
1/350 Aoshima IJN Takao (Japanese and 1942 GBs)

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    January, 2014
Posted by Seabe on Monday, February 06, 2017 11:44 AM

Hmmm... I may have to start getting going on this one. So, without further messing about, out with the box! Quite a hefty one relative to what I'm used to! But at least this means I'll page through the building plans tonight.

So here it is - the obligatory box opening shot! (Sure as heck can't be that one bit od PE that's that heavy!)

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Posted by BrandonD on Monday, February 06, 2017 12:06 PM

Eagle - that sub looks cool. Seems like it would be a really fun weathering project, and like you I don't know where I would start. I'd probably head for oils, but I'll be interested in seeing what people say and how you proceed.

Seabe - that looks like a nice kit. I wonder if it's based on their older M1 boxing? I built one asa kit and remember loving it.

-BD-

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    January, 2015
Posted by BrandonD on Monday, February 06, 2017 12:06 PM

I thought I'd have to wait till tonight for paint, but I managed to spray the brown and green on Friday night, and I spent most of late Saturday night masking it.

I used Tamiya Tape for Curves on this, and I wouldn't again. I have used it on aircraft and been happy, but I think the more irregular surface of armor needs something that has a little more bite to it. The vinyl tape kept moving around.

Thin strips (like 0.5mm) of standard Tamiya Kabuki tape were much more useful.

Sunday morning, I sprayed the tan color and pulled up the masks. Lots of work to do still, and some touching up is in order, but overall I'm happy with it.

For colors, I used Tamiya paints: RAF Dark Green, Flat Brown and a 1:1 mix of Buff and Desert Yellow.

Hopefully I'll gewt some time tonight to touch up the areas where themasks lifted, and I'm hoping I can do that with a brush.

Weathering will probably mostly be done with oils, though I may toss a Flory Dark Dirt wash in some of the panel lines.

-BD-

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Posted by Seabe on Monday, February 06, 2017 9:16 PM

Brandon, if you can teel me what the term "older M1 boxing" means, I'll have a look.

So I came to the options on the kit and ended up trawling the interwebs for two hours to try and decide which unit markings to use - they use different options at places and some are M1A1HA's. That happens when you haven't got a clue what you're doing! 

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  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Monday, February 06, 2017 9:48 PM

modelcrazy

Bobby, 

Take a look at the Submarine Warfare GB, we have a lot of sub weathering discussions over there.

I could tell you but then I'd have to kill you Wink

 

I'll for sure be popping in to check it out.  I see there are 2 Lionfish kits going on.  I'll be checking those out for some advice!  Wink

LOL!  That never gets old.  Smile

Bobby

 

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  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Monday, February 06, 2017 9:52 PM

BrandonD

Eagle - that sub looks cool. Seems like it would be a really fun weathering project, and like you I don't know where I would start. I'd probably head for oils, but I'll be interested in seeing what people say and how you proceed.

Seabe - that looks like a nice kit. I wonder if it's based on their older M1 boxing? I built one asa kit and remember loving it.

-BD-

 

Hey BD, she is a pretty cool kit.  Lots of seam work and a bit of filling, but nothing I can't handle.  I found some Tamiya "Hull Red" in my paint stash!  Finally get to use it!  LOL!  Weathering will be the stretching for me.  Not too long ago I was starting in armor...now boats!  What next?!  Whistling

Bobby

 

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