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The 2017/ 2018 Too Little Too Late Group Build

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  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, March 18, 2017 10:31 AM

Nice start on the 410.

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

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87G-2

  • Member since
    January, 2017
  • From: Colorado Springs
Posted by mawright20 on Saturday, March 18, 2017 1:24 PM

Thanks Bish.

  • Member since
    January, 2017
  • From: Colorado Springs
Posted by mawright20 on Saturday, March 18, 2017 1:28 PM

TempestJohnny, gotta love the timing of advice!  No sooner I reply to your memo, go to clean the AB and end up dropping it right onto the needle point! Guess I'll just continue working on the Me410 with brushes and replace/clean the unit whenb I return to the States! Just another day at the funny farm....

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, March 18, 2017 6:48 PM

I've been tied up with other projects and house things So very little work has been done on my 162.

Great looking 162 and 410 pit. I need to get back to my Salamander.

About the paint buildup in the Ab try running lacquer thinner. It will dissolve dried up enamels and acrylics really easy. I also have a Neo and run lots of LT thru it to wash out all paint residue.

 

  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, March 19, 2017 5:30 AM

mawright20

TempestJohnny, gotta love the timing of advice!  No sooner I reply to your memo, go to clean the AB and end up dropping it right onto the needle point! Guess I'll just continue working on the Me410 with brushes and replace/clean the unit whenb I return to the States! Just another day at the funny farm....

 

Awww mayan!!!4fvgdaq_th Hate to hear that bad news on the airbrush. Dang that hurts me just hearin' about it!!!

 That pit of yours is coming along nicely. Great details so far!

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

  • Member since
    January, 2017
  • From: Colorado Springs
Posted by mawright20 on Sunday, March 19, 2017 5:40 AM
You know, stuff happens. It just fell (of course!) directly onto the needle while I was picking up the nose cover. Will just finish up with the brushes....
  • Member since
    January, 2017
  • From: Colorado Springs
Posted by mawright20 on Sunday, March 19, 2017 11:32 AM

Here's a few newer pics of the ME 410 subassemblyies. Should be ready to start major assembly tonite/tomorrow.

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    July, 2011
  • From: minnesota
Posted by handiabled on Sunday, March 19, 2017 2:54 PM

Looking great Mawright! Your really moving along on this!Yes

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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, March 19, 2017 3:25 PM

Looks great.  Looking forward to seeing the final product!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Eduard Fokker Dr.1

On deck: Tamiya 1/35 Panzer III Ausf. L

In the hole: Probably something in 1/35 scale!

 

  • Member since
    September, 2007
  • From: Finland funland
Posted by Trabi on Sunday, March 19, 2017 4:34 PM

Hi mustang1989!

I would like to attend to this GB. If it´s ok to add one more Heinkel He-162 SalamanderStick out tongue

This one is made by Frog in 1:72 scale.

Instructions:

Parts:

Decals. I don´t think I use those:

Propably making this one:

 

Well I already started this a bit Embarrassed

Because this kit is very basic I scratch built some details:

 

T

"Space may be the final frontier, but it´s made in Hollywood basement." RHCP, Californication

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, March 19, 2017 11:09 PM

Yet another reptile. Looks good trabi.

  • Member since
    September, 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Monday, March 20, 2017 8:13 AM

Glad to have you onboard Trabi! Great start!

I was able to get some painting done this weekend. Underside and topside camo are done. Now it's time to cover all that work up with the white oversprayBig Smile

Thanks for looking!

 

-Andy

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, March 20, 2017 9:29 AM

O look, a 162. Not seen one of them in a while Big Smile. Some nice extra detail there Trabi.

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

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87G-2

  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, March 20, 2017 9:33 AM

mawright: Man you're moving right along on this one!

Trabi: Welcome aboard and glad to have you here. I've already got you in the intro post so it's official!!

Andy: Verrry nice work on that paint job. Wow man!!

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, March 20, 2017 10:49 AM

Looks good Andy. Can't wait to see the whitewash on.

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

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87G-2

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, March 20, 2017 11:10 AM

mustang1989

mawright: Man you're moving right along on this one!

Trabi: Welcome aboard and glad to have you here. 

Andy: Verrry nice work on that paint job. Wow man!!

 

Ditto

 

  • Member since
    January, 2009
  • From: Austin, TX
Posted by smeosky on Monday, March 20, 2017 11:20 AM

Good morning, Gents

First of all, Im really blown away from all the builds so far. Stellar work, everyone! Also wanted to let you know that I am still in this. I have had to take time to finish this 1/48 P-38L and FINALLY have it wrapped up. Some projects I have to finish or they will never get done if I shelve them for something else. i also need to find a new way to store images and post easily. Photobucket app has turned into a huge turd.  So my little 1/32 190D-9 has been ready to begin with all aftermarket goodies: 

  

I am still racking my brain on a color scheme. Id like a late war bird thats pretty worn and sporting the lime blue green rlm 76. I would love to do the Barkhorn scheme but my nightmare ex girlfriend's name is Crystal and his plane has 'Christl' on the side. Maybe thats a stretch? Indifferent

Ironically I think im going to go with this appropriately titled set and the controverisal Blue/Yellow 15 from JG 26:

http://decals.kitreview.com/decals/amd32012decalreviewrb_1.htm

 

Basic office and harness work has been done:

  

Not much to show here but Im feelin it and am ready to dive in. Also, as this is my first 1/32 build, I am LOVING it! My only concern is I'll be saying goodbye to 1/48 kits after this. Take care, all and keep up the awesome work!

Steve

  • Member since
    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, March 20, 2017 11:30 AM

Man, everybodys contributions are loooking great!  I guess I need to get cracking!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Eduard Fokker Dr.1

On deck: Tamiya 1/35 Panzer III Ausf. L

In the hole: Probably something in 1/35 scale!

 

  • Member since
    September, 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Monday, March 20, 2017 11:47 AM

smeosky

Good morning, Gents

First of all, Im really blown away from all the builds so far. Stellar work, everyone! Also wanted to let you know that I am still in this. I have had to take time to finish this 1/48 P-38L and FINALLY have it wrapped up. Some projects I have to finish or they will never get done if I shelve them for something else. i also need to find a new way to store images and post easily. Photobucket app has turned into a huge turd.  So my little 1/32 190D-9 has been ready to begin with all aftermarket goodies: 

  

I am still racking my brain on a color scheme. Id like a late war bird thats pretty worn and sporting the lime blue green rlm 76. I would love to do the Barkhorn scheme but my nightmare ex girlfriend's name is Crystal and his plane has 'Christl' on the side. Maybe thats a stretch? Indifferent

Ironically I think im going to go with this appropriately titled set and the controverisal Blue/Yellow 15 from JG 26:

http://decals.kitreview.com/decals/amd32012decalreviewrb_1.htm

 

Basic office and harness work has been done:

  

Not much to show here but Im feelin it and am ready to dive in. Also, as this is my first 1/32 build, I am LOVING it! My only concern is I'll be saying goodbye to 1/48 kits after this. Take care, all and keep up the awesome work!

Steve

 

Those pit parts look really nice! Looking forward to seeing it all painted up!

-Andy

  • Member since
    July, 2011
  • From: minnesota
Posted by handiabled on Monday, March 20, 2017 12:24 PM

Looking great Everyone! And a Welcome to the group for the new builds.... Hermann decided to show some of the progress he has made

 

The engines have a fair amount of pieces to them, and as stated in other builds of this kit, its a shame to cover it up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theres still a ton of plumbing to run, linkages, and the rest of the framework... Lots to do....

                           As always thanks for lookin!Big Smile

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, March 20, 2017 3:04 PM

Just a short update. I finally got the wings and tail on last week with just a small bit of filler needed. Then it was masked up and ready for painting.

Then got the RLM 76 applied on Sat. because i need to mask for the top colours, i left it for a couple of days. I got the 81 on tonight so its now in the drying box, hopefully i'll be able to add the 82 tomorrow.

Also made a start on the engine putting the two halves together, a coat of black primer and some aluminium. Here it is next to its big brother from Revell. All paint is Alclad on these.

And finally a start on the base. I got the concrete painted tonight after taking this, so its now ready for the celluclay.

More soon.

 

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

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87G-2

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, March 20, 2017 3:06 PM

Some really nice work on the 229, i really like the look of those engines. I might have to bit the bullet one of these days and get one of these kits.

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

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87G-2

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, March 20, 2017 3:06 PM

Steve, nice start on the 190. Looking forward to seeing how this goes.

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

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87G-2

  • Member since
    September, 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Monday, March 20, 2017 3:31 PM

Bish

Just a short update. I finally got the wings and tail on last week with just a small bit of filler needed. Then it was masked up and ready for painting.

Then got the RLM 76 applied on Sat. because i need to mask for the top colours, i left it for a couple of days. I got the 81 on tonight so its now in the drying box, hopefully i'll be able to add the 82 tomorrow.

Also made a start on the engine putting the two halves together, a coat of black primer and some aluminium. Here it is next to its big brother from Revell. All paint is Alclad on these.

And finally a start on the base. I got the concrete painted tonight after taking this, so its now ready for the celluclay.

More soon.

 

 

Coming along nicely Bish! Is the RLM 76 as gray as it looks in the pics? I see so many variations on that color and I'm never sure if I've got the shade right. Does it just come down to eye and preference?

-Andy

  • Member since
    February, 2014
  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Monday, March 20, 2017 3:42 PM
Great progress guys! I keep seeing these ZM kits and at some point I'm going to have to get a few

On my bench: AMT X-Wing (1/48ish?) rebuild

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, March 20, 2017 3:59 PM

Thanks Andy. Its not quite as grey as that image looks, but it definetly has a grey edge to it. A lot of colour drawings i see it looks more grey and for some time i woundered if they had got it wrong. But i think as with most paints, especially from this period and even more so with late war German's, there are variations depending on who made the paint. I can't iagine they were able to get the mix exactly right every time.

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

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87G-2

  • Member since
    August, 2016
  • From: Eufaula, Alabama
Posted by WannabeFarmboy on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 2:19 AM

Everyone's builds are looking fantastic! I'm hoping to get my kit very soon and get started. Life has been happening a lot lately and I've been working on some other builds as well. 

  • Member since
    September, 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 6:33 AM

Bish

Thanks Andy. Its not quite as grey as that image looks, but it definetly has a grey edge to it. A lot of colour drawings i see it looks more grey and for some time i woundered if they had got it wrong. But i think as with most paints, especially from this period and even more so with late war German's, there are variations depending on who made the paint. I can't iagine they were able to get the mix exactly right every time.

 

Very true Bish. That's why it helps so much to have references. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the camo!

-Andy

  • Member since
    January, 2017
  • From: Colorado Springs
Posted by mawright20 on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 7:43 AM

 

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.

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  • Member since
    April, 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:14 AM

mawright20, mottling looks fine - it really depends on your particular reference.  Personally, I would enllarge some of them like you have on the forward end.

regards,

Jack

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