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Battle of the Coral Sea Group Build 4 May, 2017 - 8 May, 2018

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    December, 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 8:14 AM

Nice work GM.  

        

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 12:58 PM

Exceptional, GM.  That is really looking great!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by scottrc on Thursday, September 21, 2017 7:40 AM

Got a picture last night of the TBDs all marked up.  Man, my eyesight did not pick up nearly half the details the camera did.  I may have to do the rest of the planes under a microscope.

        

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, September 22, 2017 8:28 AM

I always use the trusty Opti-Visor! 

Still, you got the stars where they belong, and the stripes where they belong, so it's all to the good.

Nice work!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, September 22, 2017 10:26 AM

Impressive!

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Posted by scottrc on Saturday, September 23, 2017 8:02 AM

checkmateking02

I always use the trusty Opti-Visor! 

Still, you got the stars where they belong, and the stripes where they belong, so it's all to the good.

Nice work!

 

Hee Hee, most of the time, the stars were stuck to the bottom of my index finger.  I lost one and found it on my bottom lip when I went to brush my teeth.

Decal solution and fine tweezers are also a must have for this application.  A shot of malt beverage may also be required.  

        

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, September 24, 2017 11:26 AM

scottrc
checkmateking02

I always use the trusty Opti-Visor! 

Still, you got the stars where they belong, and the stripes where they belong, so it's all to the good.

Nice work!

 Hee Hee, most of the time, the stars were stuck to the bottom of my index finger.  I lost one and found it on my bottom lip when I went to brush my teeth.

Decal solution and fine tweezers are also a must have for this application.  A shot of malt beverage may also be required.  

 

 
Beer
 
Here's to it, then!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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  • From: Bronze Squadron - Battlestar Cerberus
Posted by Lodni Kranazon on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 4:10 AM
While I was rummaging through my stash for my 1/72 Aichi 'Val' I noticed the markings for my 1/72 Testors Dauntless are for a Coral Sea bird. Would you gentlemen (and ladies?) mind if I joined in with that kit?

[Admiring Starbuck's space fighter] Cassiopeia: It's a perfect machine! Born to dance amongst the stars! Starbuck: Yeah, it's bumping into them that has me worried.

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Posted by scottrc on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 12:19 PM

I would like to see a build of that Testors kit.  

        

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 12:56 PM

Strictly objective view. That is an old Hawk kit and it's a real woofer. It will take a bunch of work to get it up to say Airfix quality.

You can probably find the Hawk mark inside it.

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Posted by Lodni Kranazon on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 2:29 PM
I do realize the molds are antiquated but it has a certain charm! Lots of holes to drill. Since it doesn't actually have LG wheel wells, I was going to plug the holes for the LG strut parts and use an old model stand to have it 'In Flight'. Maybe use some clear plastic to make a 'prop blur'. I was not even going to do anything with the cockpit, just paint the inside of the canopy a light blue like the wooden desktop models ;-)

[Admiring Starbuck's space fighter] Cassiopeia: It's a perfect machine! Born to dance amongst the stars! Starbuck: Yeah, it's bumping into them that has me worried.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, September 28, 2017 10:59 AM

Lodni Kranazon
While I was rummaging through my stash for my 1/72 Aichi 'Val' I noticed the markings for my 1/72 Testors Dauntless are for a Coral Sea bird. Would you gentlemen (and ladies?) mind if I joined in with that kit?
 

 
Welcome to the GB, Lodni.  I'll add you and your offering to the GB roster.
 
I also have the Testors Dauntless sitting around, so I'll be very interested to see what you can do with it. 
 
Having tried (and failed) to do a good job drilling all the holes in the dive brakes, I admire your courage and optimism for taking on a job like that.
 
Glad to have you in the GB.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by Lodni Kranazon on Thursday, September 28, 2017 2:41 PM
Thanks CMK!

[Admiring Starbuck's space fighter] Cassiopeia: It's a perfect machine! Born to dance amongst the stars! Starbuck: Yeah, it's bumping into them that has me worried.

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Posted by scottrc on Monday, October 09, 2017 8:08 AM

Hey CM,

I am pretty much done now with the Lexington.  All that is left is to use some white oil paint to touch up the white caps on the water.  I will post a pic when that processs is complete, but until then, here is my project.

        

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  • From: Outside The Box
Posted by Hunter on Monday, October 09, 2017 8:55 AM

Wow scott your build looks amazing...great job!

Everyone has done some great work in here....GM, yes sir your build is absolutely top shelf! Such wonderful detail. You guys definitely have my attention and have motivated me to really strive to do my best.

Hunter 

      

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  • From: Bronze Squadron - Battlestar Cerberus
Posted by Lodni Kranazon on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 2:34 AM
Scott that Lex looks great!

[Admiring Starbuck's space fighter] Cassiopeia: It's a perfect machine! Born to dance amongst the stars! Starbuck: Yeah, it's bumping into them that has me worried.

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 5:58 PM

What an excellent Lexington, Scott.  It is outstanding.  I really appreciate the tonal variations you achieved in painting.  It's an extremely appealing presentation. 

And the airgroup is more than impressive.

Great, great work!  Looking forward to the final photos!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 6:15 PM

She is indeed a beauty. I'll be motivated to do even half as well. 

 

Bill

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, October 13, 2017 7:12 AM

I have been itching to build a 1/48 Nichimo Type 97 Kate for a while so please sign me up.

Don't know just yet which carrier markings I will be using but probably EII-308 from the Zuikaku.

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Posted by scottrc on Friday, October 13, 2017 9:42 AM

Thanks for the nice comments on my Lex, I got the whitecaps touched up.  More pics to come.....

        

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, October 13, 2017 6:12 PM

plasticjunkie

I have been itching to build a 1/48 Nichimo Type 97 Kate for a while so please sign me up.

Don't know just yet which carrier markings I will be using but probably EII-308 from the Zuikaku.

 

Will do as soon as I get to my office computer. Trying to work on a tablet is not going well.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, October 14, 2017 10:17 AM

Got you added to the build roster, pj.  Nice to have you entering this GB, too.  Anticipating watching your progress very much!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, October 14, 2017 10:45 AM

Thanks check!

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, October 14, 2017 5:27 PM

checkmateking02

 

 
plasticjunkie

I have been itching to build a 1/48 Nichimo Type 97 Kate for a while so please sign me up.

Don't know just yet which carrier markings I will be using but probably EII-308 from the Zuikaku.

 

 

 

Will do as soon as I get to my office computer. Trying to work on a tablet is not going well.

 

No, the current forum format is not overly mobile friendly for editing older posts like GB photo rosters and such...

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, October 19, 2017 2:29 PM

stikpusher
 
checkmateking02

 

 
plasticjunkie

I have been itching to build a 1/48 Nichimo Type 97 Kate for a while so please sign me up.

Don't know just yet which carrier markings I will be using but probably EII-308 from the Zuikaku.

 

 

 

Will do as soon as I get to my office computer. Trying to work on a tablet is not going well.

 

 

No, the current forum format is not overly mobile friendly for editing older posts like GB photo rosters and such...

 

And I don't really like poking at an on-screen keyboard with a little stylus, either.  In high school typing class, we were drilled on using all our fingers--not just thumbs or a rubber-tipped stick. 

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, October 19, 2017 2:44 PM

In HS, girls took typing, boys took shop.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, October 20, 2017 3:05 PM

GMorrison

In HS, girls took typing, boys took shop.

 

Science teacher told us to learn to type.  He said it would come in handy when we were drafted.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, October 20, 2017 3:09 PM

LOLS! Found my draft card the other day.

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