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The 2017/ 2018 Too Little Too Late Group Build

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  • Member since
    October, 2008
  • From: Georgia
Posted by Rigidrider on Saturday, April 15, 2017 3:52 PM

Jack, Bob, MM, Bish, Ernie... Thank you all for the kind words, From a group like this, it means alot! Ernie... picked up my Me262 ROG, today after local IPMS meeting... Beautiful!!! Way upgraded decals, fine detailing, extra sprues with engine detail parts... again, BEAUTIFUL!

 

When Life Hands You A Bucket Of Lemons...

Make Lemonade!

Then Sell It Back At $2 Bucks A Glass...

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    November, 2003
  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, April 16, 2017 4:14 AM
Doug. Wow what a finish. That dark camo with the red numbers. Excellent.

 

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Posted by rooster513 on Monday, April 17, 2017 8:09 AM

Doug thtat came out awesome! Beautiful paint job. I'll get you up on the front page soon!

I've had mine done for a little bit now but just got around to taking some pics over the weekend. Overall the kit went together nicely and any errors were most likely due to meSmile

Thanks for looking! I'll be following along with everyone's builds and hopefully will work on another one for this GB.

 

-Andy

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    November, 2008
  • From: Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, April 17, 2017 8:29 AM

That is an excellent finish rooster. The whitewash effect came out great.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, April 17, 2017 8:48 AM

Great job Andy, and yep, that white wash came out really well. Just a subtle hint of the darker colours underneath. Really nice.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Pz II Ausf F

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Posted by rooster513 on Monday, April 17, 2017 8:53 AM

Thanks PJ and Bish, I appreciate the kind words!

-Andy

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    July, 2011
  • From: minnesota
Posted by handiabled on Monday, April 17, 2017 9:05 AM

Fantastic build Rooster!  Love the finish on this one Smile

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Monday, April 17, 2017 9:40 AM

Hi Andy, a really smart looking butcher bird, and a fine example of winter camou. Yes

regards,

Jack

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  • From: Georgia
Posted by Rigidrider on Monday, April 17, 2017 2:55 PM

Andy... I do like a Wurger, and specially one in winter wear...Extra nice!

 

When Life Hands You A Bucket Of Lemons...

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Posted by rooster513 on Monday, April 17, 2017 3:19 PM

Thanks very much handiabled, Jack and Doug!

-Andy

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 11:50 AM

I really like the white wash effect!  Nicely done.

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!

 

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    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 2:47 PM

Bish: You are the master of 1/72 nd scale aircraft!!! Your build and the diorama turned out beautifully. Good detail and paint are at a premium on that 162. One of these days I promise ..............I'm going to try my hand at a diorama.

Ernie: Tha details!!!!!!!!! Good grief that engine detail looks fantastic!! I swear the AM guys are getting better and better every year. Very nice 32nd scale replication you've got going here buddy!!

Doug: You know, I don't know how you can dive into a build and finish it in like..........lightening speed and turn out the results that you do. Just splendid work on this beauty of an aircraft. Totally blowing my mind with that paint job dude!

Andy: The Fw 190 line up are my favorites when it comes to aircraft and I always like seeing one built up nicely like this. Detail, paint work and weathering are all at a premium on this build. You really know how to make 'em look man. Great work!!!! Additionally, I'd like to thank you for your help with the GB. You're awesome pal. Yes

Everyone: Glad to be back in town after a long weekend. Had a function to attend in Dallas with our son and spent all week long prepping and all weekend long driving. lol. I was one worn out puppy after that week I can tell ya that!!! This is turning out to be one helluva GB! The work turned out here is among the best I've seen. Looking forward to more and will post updates within the next day or so.

 

 

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 3:19 PM

Thanks mate, but be careful what you say, i mght hold you to that Wink

But don't worry, i won't make you do a 72nd one Big Smile

God to see you back.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Pz II Ausf F

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Posted by rooster513 on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 3:23 PM

Thanks Joe! This was my first 190, but it won't be my last. I'm already thinking 190 or 109 GB later this year...not sure I'd get many to sign up thoughStick out tongue

Glad to have you back buddy! Looking forward to seeing what you have!

-Andy

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  • From: Georgia
Posted by Rigidrider on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 6:54 PM

Thanks Joe... Good to hear from ya! Hope all is going well with you... Yeah, I have a little extra time on my hands now, and believe me... Not all go smoothly. When they do, I just get wrapped up in my zone and before I even realize it.. They're done. I also agree with you about Bish... There is just no way I would even try to pack that much detail into a 72nd. Not many people can, and those who can definitely have my respect.    Take care all... Back in a bit...

Doug

When Life Hands You A Bucket Of Lemons...

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  • From: Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 7:39 PM

Thanks Joe for the nice words. I'm still adding little details here and there and will have some pictures up soon. These tiny details are very time consuming but well worth the effort specially in this scale where things are more visible.

I ran into this piece on Youtube and is very interesting but kind of long. He details his life which is very interesting and has some great comments in there. The Salamander was credited with 2 kills over British aircarft. He starts answering questions about the 162 at 36:50.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmJqjx9VVKM

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  • From: Georgia
Posted by Rigidrider on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 12:41 PM

Joe / Andy ...Thinking ahead to the next... If you agree, I'm pretty sure a Mistel would qualify as a Too Little, Too Late build. Now , heres where it gets complicated (lol) , If you would allow a little artistic freedom, I have found no pictures showing an Me 262 / Ju 88 pairing, I found a Salamander / 262, and a 262/262 pairing but thats it. My thought is that I have 2 (Dare I say it) 72nd scale kits (Can't believe I said that) , 1 a Me262 and 1 a Ju88 and would like to try a Mistel pairing. If OK with you, let me know and I will relay the perticulars and start when other commitments are satisfied. Thanks guys!

Doug

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Make Lemonade!

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Posted by rooster513 on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 1:04 PM

Rigidrider

Joe / Andy ...Thinking ahead to the next... If you agree, I'm pretty sure a Mistel would qualify as a Too Little, Too Late build. Now , heres where it gets complicated (lol) , If you would allow a little artistic freedom, I have found no pictures showing an Me 262 / Ju 88 pairing, I found a Salamander / 262, and a 262/262 pairing but thats it. My thought is that I have 2 (Dare I say it) 72nd scale kits (Can't believe I said that) , 1 a Me262 and 1 a Ju88 and would like to try a Mistel pairing. If OK with you, let me know and I will relay the perticulars and start when other commitments are satisfied. Thanks guys!

Doug

 

I think that sounds pretty darn cool! I'd love to see that. It's ok with me but I'm just a puppet...Joe has the real power LOL.

-Andy

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 1:08 PM

Rigidrider

Joe / Andy ...Thinking ahead to the next... If you agree, I'm pretty sure a Mistel would qualify as a Too Little, Too Late build. Now , heres where it gets complicated (lol) , If you would allow a little artistic freedom, I have found no pictures showing an Me 262 / Ju 88 pairing, I found a Salamander / 262, and a 262/262 pairing but thats it. My thought is that I have 2 (Dare I say it) 72nd scale kits (Can't believe I said that) , 1 a Me262 and 1 a Ju88 and would like to try a Mistel pairing. If OK with you, let me know and I will relay the perticulars and start when other commitments are satisfied. Thanks guys!

Doug

 

Two words........................DO IT

This outta be good.........

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 1:27 PM

Rigidrider

Joe / Andy ...Thinking ahead to the next... If you agree, I'm pretty sure a Mistel would qualify as a Too Little, Too Late build. Now , heres where it gets complicated (lol) , If you would allow a little artistic freedom, I have found no pictures showing an Me 262 / Ju 88 pairing, I found a Salamander / 262, and a 262/262 pairing but thats it. My thought is that I have 2 (Dare I say it) 72nd scale kits (Can't believe I said that) , 1 a Me262 and 1 a Ju88 and would like to try a Mistel pairing. If OK with you, let me know and I will relay the perticulars and start when other commitments are satisfied. Thanks guys!

Doug

 

This should be fun. At least you don't need to worry about much detail in the 88. But no excuses for the 262 Wink

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Pz II Ausf F

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  • From: Georgia
Posted by Rigidrider on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 4:50 PM

LOLOL... Thanks Guys...Like I said, I'll start planing... Bish, Thought you'd like that! And surprisingly, the Me262 kit is a SMER HiTech, I'd never heard of before, that was given to me, and its a darn nice looking little ole kit, and even has a PE sheet for the office! Cant wait to check it out. Thanks again guys... 

Doug

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Make Lemonade!

Then Sell It Back At $2 Bucks A Glass...

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, April 20, 2017 1:46 AM

I' have heard of them before, Hannants sells them. Not sure what the Hi Tech refers to as they have none Hi Tech kits that have PE and the price is all about the same. These are the 4 262's of theres on the Hannants site.

https://www.hannants.co.uk/search/index.php?adv=1&product_category_id=&product_division_id=&manufacturer_id=8210&product_type_id=&code=&scale_id=&keyword_search=Me+262&setPerPage=100&sort=0&search_direction=0&save_search_name=&save_search=

Been interested to see how it comes out.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Pz II Ausf F

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  • From: Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, April 20, 2017 7:07 AM

Well, at the late stage of the war anything went so it looks like a good combo Doug.

I smile at the "high tech" caption like the one in the Monogram "HighTech" Kingfisher. They called it that cuz it brought a tiny pe fret. Whistling 

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Thursday, April 20, 2017 9:47 AM

The Smer kit of the 262 looks to have it's origins from the Heller kit of 1974, or that's at least what I see on the Scalemates timeline?

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/114923-sm-r-0886-messerschmitt-me-262-a-1a-avia-s-92

regards,

Jack

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  • From: Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, April 20, 2017 9:12 PM

Ok so I finally finished this model. It was a very easy and simple model to make if done OOB. I have the Dragon 1/48 in the stash but will look for another 1/32 but that one will be mostly OOB and the engine closed up in the clam shells. Wiring that sucker was a chore to say the least.

I added little details like the scratch made canopy locking lugs made from electrical copper wire and attached with Aleenes. The clam shell doors got the pe locking tabs along with pe Revi gunsight, resin pit, engine and cannon bays. Cannon barrels are resin. Double click on the pictures for extreme closups.

 

Closeup of locking lugs. I also used a circle template and a sharp needle to deepen the round small window then used a dark wash to darken the scribing.

The Salamander is fairly clean because they had about 2 weeks or so of actual combat and flew just a few hours. It arrived too late to the conflict to see any significant action but the 162 did manage to shoot down two British fighters.

Joe thanks again for letting me participate in this GB.

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  • From: Rochester, New York USA
Posted by rocker286 on Thursday, April 20, 2017 9:25 PM

Holy Mackerel! The amount of talent and craftsmanship in this group build is awesome and impressive! You guys are nailin' it!

 Well folks, I'm FINALLY done with my Brummbar and it's diorama...which means I can start on my Me262 now! So far, all I've done is wash the part trees off - but I'm hoping to get it started this weekend. It'll be a pretty straight forward build, no aftermarket parts just out of the box.

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    November, 2008
  • From: Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, April 20, 2017 9:34 PM

rocker

I just got that 262 and is a beauty. That thing is super built OOB. The plastic antennas look as good as pe ones.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, April 20, 2017 9:36 PM

Love the Brummbar!  Looking forward to seeing this 262 come together.

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!

 

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    April, 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:57 PM

hey PJ, great looking stuff on that one. Yes

I particularly admire the extra work on both the engine and the canopy.

regards,

Jack

 

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    November, 2008
  • From: Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, April 21, 2017 5:20 AM

Thanks Jack.

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