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The 2017/ 2018 Too Little Too Late Group Build

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  • Member since
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  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, April 21, 2017 6:57 AM

jgeratic

hey PJ, great looking stuff on that one. Yes

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

regards,

Jack

 

 

I second this comment. Looks fantastic

 

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  • From: Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, April 21, 2017 7:54 AM

Thanks TJ!

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Posted by rooster513 on Friday, April 21, 2017 8:18 AM

PJ that came out awesome! Love the level of detail you but into it. As others have said, it really makes a difference. Thanks for joining the GB. Any particular pic you would like on the front page?

-Andy

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Posted by rooster513 on Friday, April 21, 2017 8:20 AM

rocker, that looks like a nice little kit. I'll be watching this one closely. May have to pick myself up one of these.

-Andy

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  • From: Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, April 21, 2017 8:22 AM

Thanks rooster. That kit was a delight to work on with great fit (except for the resin pit). Please use the second picture for the completed page.  

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Posted by handiabled on Friday, April 21, 2017 11:45 AM

PJ this build turned out fabulous!  Love the meticulous detail!  Look forward to seeing your nex! 

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  • From: Georgia
Posted by Rigidrider on Friday, April 21, 2017 12:45 PM

Guys... Thank you all for the info on the SMER kit... Were going to find out soon, but really, It doesn,t look bad at all... As I said, we'll see.

PJ... Salamander looks awesome! Very well detailed and done... Bravo!!!

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, April 21, 2017 8:09 PM

Thanks Doug And handi

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Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, April 24, 2017 1:45 PM

Ernie: You really kicked that thing's   !!!!! I'm awed by all the detail and paint work you put into it. OMG!!!!! I'd like to thank you for being a part of this GB!!! If you feel at any point you'd like to do another build in here don't hesitate to let us know. We'd be glad to have you back!

rocker: These 262's are just sleek lookin' aircraft aint they? Can't wait to see some progress on yours. Yes

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, April 24, 2017 1:49 PM

 Pilots seat is done and installed. I'll be working on the back wall where the battery and other details are and working my way forward after I take care of the nose gear bay on the bottom side of this whole assembly.  ( The seat belts are actually dirtier than they look in the picture-here they look practically brand new....wow)

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  • From: Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, April 24, 2017 6:30 PM

Well thanks a ton guys! Glad you all like how the reptile came out. I sent a couple of pictures to FSM for the reader gallery so hopefully they will use it. 

Joe

Outstanding work on that pit. The details are awesome.

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  • From: Austin, TX
Posted by smeosky on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 10:16 AM

Wow, Im really blown away by all these builds. PJ, the Sallymander turned out great. That jet engine makes it really pop! I love builds w exposed motors.  Andy, I dig the white wash 190. Talk about a unique way to display a 190. You never see them in winter colors, it really does have the right amount of color showing through. And Mustang, the office of your Arado is coming along great! Nice highlighting showing off all that detail. Oh.. and Doug, that 262 is jaw dropping. It actually got my interest going for this 1/32 Revell night fighter that just came out. I may have to shelve my 1/48 Tamiya 262 A for one of these suckers.

Looking at all these builds, these are all the types I've planned to build in the future. Truly my favorite kind of builds. Everyone's work is really impressive and im honored to be a part of it. I'll have an update very soon.

Steve 

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  • From: Austin, TX
Posted by smeosky on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 10:29 AM

So i've hunkered down and knocked out the office and exposed motor on my 1/32 Dora. I tried to really weather and grime up the motor. Maybe its a bit over done but the weather stage is just so damn fun to me! I started thinking, these machines really didnt last long enough to get that grimy, did they? Mostly base layers of Mr Color and the motor was enamel base. All clear coated w future and layers of oil washes and dry brushing. The Aires cockpit instrument panel left alot to be desired. I opted to go with the kit instrument panel. You see the Aires model to the lower right in the photo. So what I have is a hybrid kit/aftermarket cockpit. They'll be going in the fuselage halves and sealing together very soon.

Steve


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Posted by rooster513 on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 11:33 AM

Man smeosky, that pit and engine look beautiful! I think the weathering looks just right. Looking forward to more!

-Andy

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Posted by rooster513 on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 11:35 AM

mustang1989

 Pilots seat is done and installed. I'll be working on the back wall where the battery and other details are and working my way forward after I take care of the nose gear bay on the bottom side of this whole assembly.  ( The seat belts are actually dirtier than they look in the picture-here they look practically brand new....wow)

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Joe the pit is really coming along. It seems to be a kit in itselfBig Smile

-Andy

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 12:40 PM

Joe, that Arado pit looks amazing, superbly done.

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 12:46 PM

Steve,some nice progress there. I see what you mean about the Aires IP. I'll make note of that. I have an Aires pit for my D-9 which i wil be building later this year, so i'll be taking notes.

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 1:20 PM
Steve that pit is looking great

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 1:24 PM

Thanks a bunch Steve. I couldn't cover up that engine and try to leave things open and exposed when possible to show off the detail. I try to do that on armor models too since tank interiors are seldom shown.

Your Dora details are fantastic and will pop once in the fuselage. I see the difference in the IPs and sometimes resin is not any better than the kit part.

The same thing hapenned with my Salamander but with the kit side consoles that were better detailed than CMK's.

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  • From: Rochester, New York USA
Posted by rocker286 on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 7:22 PM

Plasticjunkie, you're right this kit is DEFINITELY awesome. I just pieced together the pilot's and radar operator's cockpits today. They look great!

Mopar Madness, Thanks for the compliments on the brummbar!

 

The only issue I saw with this kit so far was in the instructions. For the Radar operator's cockpit, the instructions called for a control stick to be attached...but after checking many sources I've found that there was no need for a control stick in the radar compartment ( I would imagine the guy behind those scopes would have enough work on his hands!)

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Posted by Rigidrider on Thursday, April 27, 2017 12:42 PM

Smeosky, Joe,  Outstanding work all around! Can't wait to see the rest of the builds!

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Posted by smeosky on Thursday, April 27, 2017 4:27 PM

Bish, the Aires 190D-9 cockpit has a few things that stand out from the kit but not much. The only real thing that is noticably different is the seat and inclusion of nice PE harnesses. The tiny throttle lever and canopy wheel are also nice little additions. The nice thing with making a hybrid like I am is it looks like the dimensions on the Aires cockput tub, canopy 'shelf' and instrument panel are spot on to the kit parts. You have to thin the walls on the fuselage halves down a little bit but thats all. So far the nicest fit of any aftermarket cockpit set i've seen!

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, April 27, 2017 4:40 PM

Thanks Steve. I have used plenty of Aires 72nd resin pits so i am used to having to thin the kit a bit. Look forward to seeing more of your and seeing how the kit comes together.

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

  

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

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Posted by rocker286 on Saturday, April 29, 2017 2:53 PM

I glued the cockpits and fuselage halves together today. The cockpit tubs and their trapazoidal style backs and fronts go mate with the fuselage in a tricky manner. When both fuselage halves are glued together, the gap on the interior is much wider than the trapazoidal backs/fronts. These backs/fronts are shaped to fit the fuselage, so it might actually be better to put the fuselage together FIRST before cementing the cockpits in place. Just an fyi for anyone else who might be building this kit currently or in the future! (thanks for bearing with me and my armchair terminology)

Here are a few photos of what my 262 looks like right now. So far, so good. It'll need a bit of filler here and there, but I'm not complaining. Can't wait to see some more photos from all of you folks too!

 

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, April 29, 2017 3:04 PM

Looks good rocker and some nice info on the build.

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

  

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

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, April 29, 2017 7:43 PM

Nice progress on that 262!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/35 Tamiya Nashorn

On deck: 1/48 Hobby Boss Me 262

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

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, April 29, 2017 8:35 PM

Rocker

The 262 is looking very good and read about the fitting isues you pointed but I just realized you are building a 1/72 scale one. I bought the brand new one in 1/32 scale so hopefully the pit tubs will fit ok in this larger one.

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  • From: Rochester, New York USA
Posted by rocker286 on Saturday, April 29, 2017 11:32 PM

Bish and Mopar- thank guys!

I hope they fit well too, Plasticjunkie! I had no idea that there was a 1/32 scale version of this kit, either. I bet the detail on such a large version is sweet!

I've been burning the midnight oil over here- and I didn't even realize it! When you find a Canadian sitcom on netflix that you really enjoy AND you're working on a kit, you loose all track of time. I've glued the wings together and added the nose gear bay. The fit was okay, I'll need to do a bit of sanding/filling however. I stuffed a bunch of fishing weights into the nose before I attached the gear bay, but I am not too sure if it'll be enough. I can't add any more weights through the small opening where the wings will attach to the fuselage...but  I'll ask my future father-in-law tomorrow if he's got any small buckshot that he'd be willing to part with. I also glued the tops and bottoms of the wings together, and they should be ready to attach to the fuselage tomorrow.

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Posted by rooster513 on Monday, May 01, 2017 8:06 AM

Coming along nicely rocker!

-Andy

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Posted by Bish on Monday, May 01, 2017 10:44 AM

rocker, there are a couple of those 2 seat 262's out at the moment. The one Doug built was an older Revcell kit. But they did the new one that PJ mentioned and Trumpeter have one as well.

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

  

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

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