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Battle of Midway Group Build, 3 June, 2017 - 7 June, 2018

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  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, June 16, 2018 10:25 AM

Nice washes and weathering, Tony.  Very effective.  Without something like this, the Navy Blue gets a little boring.

Looking forward to seeing more progress on the Avenger, damouav.  Great plane.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Sunday, June 24, 2018 8:06 PM

Thanks for your patience CMK. It took a bit longer because I decided to make a base for it, something I rarely do.

The base is an old picture frame, puttied and sanded like a model to remove that seams at the corners :) The carrier deck is the plastic one provided in Dragon's release of the Hasegawa Wildcat some years ago, cut down to size.

After some research, I opted for a faded/peeled 021 Flight Deck Blue over the pervious mahogony stain. One photo I found of the Hornet at Midway showed an absence of deck markings for part of the deck, so I replicated that.

Overall, I'm very happy with the model and the base this time.

Thanks for being such a patient host CMK, I really enjoy the effort you give us all for your GBs. Thank you !

Cheers

Tony

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

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, June 24, 2018 8:25 PM

Very sharp, Tony!  The paint work is equisite.  Looks very much at home on the deck.

Great photography, too; which one would you like for the finish-photo?

Thanks very much for being part of the GB.  It's always a pleasure to see the results of your artistry.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Monday, June 25, 2018 2:04 AM

Thanks CMK. I think the 2nd one, but I'm ok with whichever one you choose.

Cheers

Tony

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

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, June 25, 2018 6:20 AM

Tony, really nice finish. I like the final colour of that nice job on the deck as well.

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

 

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    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, June 25, 2018 8:17 AM

Front page is updated with the finished photo of your Wildat, Tony.

Thanks again for taking part in the GB!  

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

  • Member since
    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Monday, June 25, 2018 1:32 PM

Tony, that is one good lookin' Wildcat.  Excellent job on that bird!

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Monday, June 25, 2018 7:20 PM

Thanks CMK and D.

Cheers

Tony

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

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 10:19 PM

The B-26 has been getting a little attention here and there, just a little PE to show right now.  I've had too many other distractions, one of them getting an old timer R/C model finished along with it's build log.  Here's a picture of it and a link to the build log:

http://www.yolo.net/%7Ejeaton/gems/clippermk2/clippermk21.html

 

And the current progress on the B-26, it's getting converted to a B-26A with the Lone Star set.

 

 

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

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    January, 2017
  • From: Great Southern Land
Posted by damouav on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 6:31 AM

Great work Tony, CMK said it all in his comments.

Simply superb, truly superb.

Damian

In Progress
1/48 Hasegawa P51-D
1/48 Hobby Boss TBF-1C Avenger
Pending
1/48 Tamiya P47-D Bubbletop
1/48 Roden S.E.5a
1/48 Airfix Walrus
1/48 Hasegawa P38-L
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  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 11:12 AM

 Those are some nice looking Wildcats that were finished.

John, I understand fully, my scale modeling has taken a back seat to pattern flying and flying my 1/4 scale cub.  But the summer temps are now into the tripple numbers so I'm sure I'll be spending time in the cool basement at the workbench. 

  

  • Member since
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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 7:22 PM

Nice detail work, John.  It's looking good!

Pretty dramatic photo of your RC in flight!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 7:23 PM

That's an attractive plane, Scott.  Did you build it?

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Thursday, July 12, 2018 12:43 PM

No, I got it at an estate sale.  Its was built some 35 years ago and sat for about 25, so it needed some TLC to get it flying again.

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, July 12, 2018 5:10 PM

Sure looks like you gave it the TLC it needed.  Beautiful plane.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, July 12, 2018 5:29 PM

Scott, here's my 1/6 scale Cub, built in 1987 and recovered once since then, always flown on electric power.  I built two back then, one electric and one glow originally with an OS 40 4 stroke but later an OS 25 FSR with a Davis Diesel head.  The plans were published in Scale R/C Modeler.

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

  • Member since
    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, July 12, 2018 9:47 PM

That is also a beautiful aircraft, John.  Nice work building it!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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