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Multi Prop GB 17 March to May '17

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  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Western NY
Posted by Bossman on Thursday, March 16, 2017 5:04 PM

Hi Keyda,

I'm just beyond the eastern 'burbs of Rochester (Macedon)   I was SO relieved when I opened the front door this am, the sun was shining, and no new snow had fallen !   

 

Hey B-One !  

Nice work.  But you're gonna hafta change yer screen name to C-OneThirty Surgeon.

 

Chris

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    April, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Thursday, March 16, 2017 5:53 PM

Some more work on the Do 335. Decals on, undercarriage bays painted but not weathered. Few bits and pieces attached. Those much lighter patches inboard on the wings are something to do with the light, rather than the paint.

Cheers

Tony

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

 

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Friday, March 17, 2017 7:12 PM

Here you go Theuns, it's done. I hope you like it.

Cheers

Tony

This one if part of my collection of German types in French colours. Here is what I've got so far.

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

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Western NY
Posted by Bossman on Friday, March 17, 2017 7:16 PM

Nicely done Tony !

Chris

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    April, 2010
Posted by Theuns on Friday, March 17, 2017 11:43 PM

Exelent Tony, I DO like allot. Interesting to see it in no German scheme.

 

What is the silver one? Looks like  ME 108 or Bukker Bestman.

 

I will update the pix page, thanx for taking part :-)

I have also made a little progress on my B-17s interior, will post pix today.

 

Theuns

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    April, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Saturday, March 18, 2017 12:48 AM

Thanks guys. The silver one is the old Heller Bf 108.

Cheers

Tony

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

 

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    January, 2017
  • From: Colorado Springs
Posted by mawright20 on Saturday, March 18, 2017 6:50 AM

Okay Gang,  This is the initial attempt to insert pics of the ME 410 I'm working on. This is my first attempt to really use an airbrush, so please feel free to provide any inputs/feedback that you may see appropriate.

Also any ideas on how to thoroughly clean an AB with minimal tools? I just picked up an Iwata Neo and have limited supplies in my current location.

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Mike

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Posted by Theuns on Saturday, March 18, 2017 8:55 AM

the airbrush work looks good to me :-)

I always clan my AB (when using emanels) with mineral turpentine and a paintbrush that can get into the  bottom of the pot to wash it. Then I actually have a glass jar that I have filled with turps and I store the AB submerged just up to the pot in it. Works well for me.

 

Here is the B-17 sofar.

The flight deck

Radio operator's office

 

For a 1975 edition kit the level of interior detail is quite nice

 

Theuns

 

 

 

  • Member since
    August, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Saturday, March 18, 2017 12:51 PM

mawright20

Okay Gang,  This is the initial attempt to insert pics of the ME 410 I'm working on. This is my first attempt to really use an airbrush, so please feel free to provide any inputs/feedback that you may see appropriate.

Also any ideas on how to thoroughly clean an AB with minimal tools? I just picked up an Iwata Neo and have limited supplies in my current location.

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Mike

 

Nice job on the office.

On my NEO, since I only use acrylics, I generally wash out the bowl with water, then blow water through it until the water is clear(not recommended for health reasons, and don't do it with enamels).  Then run a bowl of acrylic thinner or cleaner through it, with a couple of times of putting a finger over the nozzle to back flush and get bubbles in the bowl.  Then pull the front cap, clean it and the tip.  I pull the next screw cap and pull the nozzle off, clean the inside well, wipe the needle down and reassemble. Then run about a half bowl of cleaner through it again.  Works for me, haven't torn it all the way down yet and been using itfor about a year, but not all that often.

 

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Posted by Keyda81 on Saturday, March 18, 2017 1:55 PM

Nice job guys!  Wishing I could get back to my bench.  Feels like it's been forever!  But I have a sick kid at home(fever and sore throat, nothing serious)and a frisky little puppy that I can't take my eyes off of.  Feel a bit of annoyance in my own throat as well.Sad  I'll get back to it eventually.

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  • From: Colorado Springs
Posted by mawright20 on Saturday, March 18, 2017 2:09 PM
Thanks for the info!
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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Monday, March 20, 2017 8:19 AM

Got the wing window and right side windows installed over the w/e, as well as finishing the seats/IP.  Will get a couple of pics up of that along with fuselage button up later this week.

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  • From: Michigan
Posted by tonka on Monday, March 20, 2017 12:42 PM

Nice work on the Dornier and the B-17. Great detail in cockpit!

Got the black base coat on my F-82. Some seam work still to do. Now I can't decide to do the natural metal version or the all black night fighter...Hmm

SEMPER FI!!  THANKS to ALL Vets and their families for your service! 

  

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Posted by B_one fixer on Monday, March 20, 2017 8:53 PM

Got the big parts together, rescribed and now doing seam work.

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Posted by Theuns on Monday, March 20, 2017 11:42 PM

A fighter in all black just seems more menecing LOL

Love the Herc, starting to look like one now.

 

As for my B-17....the kit is now starting to show it;s age :-( Although it has stunning datail for the era, the fit of the parts now are becoming an issue. The wing top and bottom halves at the neccells are a very poor fit with loads of filling and sanding. Had it been scribed detail I would not have minded it much but all the detail is raised and I dont know how I will re-do that, I am not going to rescribe the whole model.

Also the windows fit to the inside of the fuse halves are dicey to say the least.

Interestingly the engineers who did this kit knew it will be a monster so they cleverly made the wings to just slot into the fuse, good idea, bit the wingroot fit is also poor.

 

I have reached a point with this build where it is starting to iritate me. and since my stach doesnt have another multi prop nor do I have a budget for one now, I am going to just complete this model as something I can hang in my kid's room. Nothing special or even noce looking.

 

I hate to "be beaten" by a model  but I am not going to stress about the final quality of this one to much ;-)

 

Theuns

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    December, 2002
  • From: Western NY
Posted by Bossman on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 5:34 AM

Hey Theuns,

A few years back I built the Mono B-24D and had similar problems with the wing half nacelle area.  That was kinda early in my return to modeling so I just did the best I could to sand things even.

Since then I have seen (and used) a way for restoring raised panel lines with thinly stretched sprue:  Stretch some sprue to a fineness level to match the thickness of the raised panel line. lay down a film of liquid cement on the area that has lost detail, and lay the fine sprue acros that surface.  

I used long lengths of sprue and then cut them to length after the glue dried, but I'm sure there are other ways to skin that cat.

Nice work going on here all !

Chris 

  • Member since
    January, 2017
  • From: Colorado Springs
Posted by mawright20 on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 7:39 AM

Theuns

I sugest a GB with the theme of aircraft that has two or more propellers.

They can be driven by one of more engines each, being either piston or turboprop.

Any scale.

Kits of 25% or less "started" 

WIP pix please

Fixed wing or multi rotor helos allowed.

No pure jet engines allowed

Date 01-Mar-17 to 31-May-17 (3 full months)

Ideas for a GB badge welcome

Okay folks, here's some newer pics of the ME410. Finally starting to look like an airplane. Since the AB needle got bent and is out of action, finishing the build with the brushes. Using the brushes and cotton swabs for the mottling. Any thoughts, does it seem like too much? First time adding this type of detail. Waiting for a set of landing gear from scale aircraft conversions in order to finish the bottom.

Theuns

Okay folks, here's some newer pics of the ME410. finally starting to look like an airplane. Since the AB needle got bent and is out of action, finishing the build with the brushes. Using the brushes and cotton swabs for the mottling. Any thoughts, does it seem like too much? First time adding this type of detail.
 
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  Flexibility is the key to Airpower! 

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 8:49 AM

If I could brush paint that nice, I wouldn't need an AB.  Mottling is great. 

The swab idea worked out for you.  Lot of people use a sponge when not able to spray that.

 

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Posted by Theuns on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 11:19 AM

That 410 is looking really nice :-)

 

Theuns

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Posted by Theuns on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 9:45 AM
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Posted by Keyda81 on Thursday, March 23, 2017 8:02 AM

Theuns

I suppose I have to look forward to the same thing, I have this kit in my stash. 

Sorry I haven't been contributing anything lately, I've been sick all week long.  I think I'm finally over the hump, and should slowly get better from here.  I will have to wait until the hacking cough subsides to even think about picking up small model pieces though. 

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    April, 2010
Posted by Theuns on Thursday, March 23, 2017 8:28 AM

I have to say that if I knew before I started this kit what I know now I would not have started it atall :-(

Almost none of the interior setail I put in can be seen through the poor fitting windows anyway.

I am close to the point where I need to choose if I will continue with this build or not...I will maybe just do it to hang up in the kids room, not even waist decals on it.

 

Theuns

  • Member since
    August, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, March 23, 2017 9:06 AM

Theuns

I have to say that if I knew before I started this kit what I know now I would not have started it atall :-(

Almost none of the interior setail I put in can be seen through the poor fitting windows anyway.

I am close to the point where I need to choose if I will continue with this build or not...I will maybe just do it to hang up in the kids room, not even waist decals on it.

 

Theuns

 

 

You are in it this far, might as well finish and create a new classification of the "Shelf of Doom" - "Ceiling of Doom".  Love the 17's but will stay away from that one.

Keyda - Know the feeling, had the crud a week ago, was in bed for 3 days.  Went to work the next morning after it hit when I had so many people checking on me I couldn't get any rest/sleep.  Took me 3 hours to do a job that usually takes an hour.  Hit me on Thurs., and went to work Fri. and Mon., didn't feel halfway decent til Wed.  Get well. 

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  • From: Colorado Springs
Posted by mawright20 on Thursday, March 23, 2017 11:08 AM

Thanks. A friend jokingly asked if it was a flying trout!

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Posted by Keyda81 on Friday, March 24, 2017 7:47 PM

goldhammer

 

 
Theuns

I have to say that if I knew before I started this kit what I know now I would not have started it atall :-(

Almost none of the interior setail I put in can be seen through the poor fitting windows anyway.

I am close to the point where I need to choose if I will continue with this build or not...I will maybe just do it to hang up in the kids room, not even waist decals on it.

 

Theuns

 

 

 

 

You are in it this far, might as well finish and create a new classification of the "Shelf of Doom" - "Ceiling of Doom".  Love the 17's but will stay away from that one.

Keyda - Know the feeling, had the crud a week ago, was in bed for 3 days.  Went to work the next morning after it hit when I had so many people checking on me I couldn't get any rest/sleep.  Took me 3 hours to do a job that usually takes an hour.  Hit me on Thurs., and went to work Fri. and Mon., didn't feel halfway decent til Wed.  Get well. 

 

Ugh, it's horrible!  I don't know how you managed to make it to work.  I can barely function.  I've never felt so crappy for so long in my life!  It's highly contagious too.  Started with my daughter, then me, and last it got hubby.  It's been a very rough week around here.  I still can't stop coughing, or breathe out of my nose. 

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, March 26, 2017 7:54 AM

OK peeps, this B-17 is driving me absolutely mad and I am not in the mood for that these days. I am re=boxing it for future completion.

I dont have another unbuilt kit in the stach and being in between jobs I have no $ to buy another model :-(

I found a 1/72 Academy PBY Fat Cat that I started many years ago. I joined the fuselage and wings so it is past my own "rules" for this GB but heck I have to atleast build something for the GB I am hosting. If you guys are not happy with me breaking the rules I am more than happy to step asside and have one of you take over the hosting of this GB :-)

 

Theuns

 

  • Member since
    August, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Sunday, March 26, 2017 12:08 PM

Looks like you have quite aways to go with the 'cat.  I'm good with a little bending, we sure wouldn't want you to bail out on your own GB.  Stick around and finish her, it gets one off the "shelf of doom"

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    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Sunday, March 26, 2017 12:25 PM

Hey Theuns ;

 Can I get my Potez 540 in here .I don't know about the darned pictures though .  T.B.

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    August, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Sunday, March 26, 2017 12:33 PM

TB- if needed, you can email me the pics and I'll put them up for you til you get it figured out.  Not a problem for me, would be glad to help out.

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    February, 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Sunday, March 26, 2017 4:28 PM

I just started a Matchbox Ju188 yesteday so I'm game.

On Ed's bench, ???

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