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The 2017/ 2018 Too Little Too Late Group Build

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  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, August 03, 2017 6:23 AM

blackdog: Got you entered into the roster with this fantastic looking kit. I simply cannot wait to see the progress on this. Looks like Jack got you covered with an answer on the torpedo.

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

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    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, August 03, 2017 2:28 PM

the lastest underside pic.

 

 

 

Nick

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    September, 2013
Posted by blackdog62 on Thursday, August 03, 2017 2:58 PM

Jgeratic bish thank you both. Im having a blast learning new things here. Im a gadget guy so to i buy a lot of tools and products so it's nice to get to use some.

Jgeratic you have peaked my interest about the glue over my scribed lines. Is this about melting the rough edges down thats left?

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    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, August 03, 2017 3:09 PM

blackdog62

Jgeratic you have peaked my interest about the glue over my scribed lines. Is this about melting the rough edges down thats left?

 

If I may, it is indeed blackdog. Kind of cleans up the roughage from scribing as well.

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

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    September, 2013
Posted by blackdog62 on Thursday, August 03, 2017 4:20 PM

Thank you. And I'm looking foword to starting the 262. the hobby boss kits fit well and are a joy to build hoping this will be the same. There are other kits that affer much more detail. 

Yep jack hooked me up on the torpedo info. And at the page he sent me to was some info about the cowling canon being removed on these planes to balance out the weight of the torpedo.

But it was  just drawing bord sugestions so who's to say if they would of bin used if it became a reality.

Got your message about the glue thanks I was already trying different ways of cleaning those lines. I'll give the glue a shot.

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Posted by blackdog62 on Thursday, August 03, 2017 4:24 PM

Crown... that looks great. I love how you get those panel seems to look like that.

That is somthing I'm striving for. Very nice indeed.

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, August 03, 2017 4:49 PM

crown r n7

the lastest underside pic.

 

..........and how rude of me not to comment on this. Wink Those panel lines are looking nice and crisp Nick. Great job on those!!!

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, August 03, 2017 8:23 PM

Excellent finish on that underside paint!

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!

 

  • Member since
    April, 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Friday, August 04, 2017 5:25 PM

Nick, excellent progress on the undersides, nice to see all the engraved detail has made it through the primer/paint stage.

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I'll continue this page's trend with the underside shot ...

external tank - check

landing gear - check

The main main wheels/door assembly was attached with apoxie putty. Just rolled a section and droped them in the wells, and then pressed landing gear in place - no worries of glue oozing out.

All decals on, but a few of my home made ones are on the thick side, so applying more acrylic future and sanding those down (rinse and repeat).

regards,

Jack

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    February, 2014
  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Friday, August 04, 2017 8:53 PM
Those bellies are looking good guys!

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

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    November, 2003
  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, August 05, 2017 4:36 AM
Great looking undersides. Had a little setback. My water heater blew Thursday night. Which happens to be next to my bench. No damage to my bench but the whole area was flooded. Of course previous owners put a commercial grade heater in so a direct replacement cost $2100 with labor. Ouch......i could have gone with a cheaper heater but then the lines would have had to be rearranged and added more labor.

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, August 05, 2017 9:39 AM

Oh no.  Thats a substantial cost, but I'm sure you'll come out ahead in the long run with that commercial grade heater. Glad to hear the workbench didn't suffer any damage. 

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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    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, August 07, 2017 11:22 AM

Jack: Beautiful work so far and sorry to hear about the thick decals. It's always in the details that seems to take the longest with a build aint it?

Johnny: Ah the joys of home ownership!! It aint cheap I know! Hang in there bro. Glad to hear that there was no damage to the bench area.

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

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Posted by rooster513 on Monday, August 07, 2017 11:57 AM

Jack that underside looks really good! I like the nice subtle weathering around the wheel wells.

-Andy

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    April, 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Tuesday, August 08, 2017 7:50 PM

Johnny, hope things get sorted out quick with that water heater. 

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Thanks again, Bob, Johnny, Mustang, and Andy
This should be the final update, just have a trio of items to attach, and good thing is none of those have to be weathered.  This post will be about the homemade decals:


The red circles indicate the two details that need to be added for the G-6AS version, a circular access  cover and one fuselage cover latch.  The green indicates those that are optional decals, just to improve or bring back detail that was lost due to sanding the fuselage seams. 

I was going to add a file of the decal sheet I made, but Flickr turns my tiff document into a green background.  If anyone is interested, I can try a jpeg file that can be saved if you plan this one for a future project.

regards,

Jack

 

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, August 08, 2017 9:02 PM

Amazing job 

 

 

 

Nick

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, August 08, 2017 9:40 PM

Excellent attention to detail!

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!

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 1:58 AM

Nice post Jack, and thanks for point out that detail that had to be added. She is looking sweet.

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

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Fw 190D-9    

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Posted by blackdog62 on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 2:06 PM

Wow great detail.

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    April, 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 11:23 PM

Thank you Nick, Chad, Bish and blackdog62.


Got the final three details added (underside fuselage antenna, radio wire and navigation lights), and then turned my attention to removing the masks from the canopy.

Wouldn't you know it, there is a fair size spec of paint right above the pilot's head, but is inside.  Not sure how I'll pop the lid on this, as I had used fine liquid cement on the clear plastic piece.  It was a one piece canopy too that needed filler at the front.   Maybe I can use thread as a fine saw to cut the main section from the front?

regards,
Jack

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    March, 2017
Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Thursday, August 10, 2017 6:14 AM

I'm in!  Don't know which model I'll build; in 1/72 scale I have a Heller Me-163 Komet, a DML Messerschmitt P.1101, and a DML Arado Blitz bomber; in 1/48 scale, I have a Ba-349 Natter and a Me-262.  So I'll build at least one from these, maybe more...

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, August 10, 2017 6:33 AM

Dammit Jack!!! Ultimate build man!! And this is 1/72nd??????????????

Armor_Aficionado: Welcome aboard!! Glad to have you in here. Pick one and let me know and I'll put you down in the intro post bud. Yes

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, August 10, 2017 6:38 AM

Armor_Aficionado

I'm in!  Don't know which model I'll build; in 1/72 scale I have a Heller Me-163 Komet, a DML Messerschmitt P.1101, and a DML Arado Blitz bomber; in 1/48 scale, I have a Ba-349 Natter and a Me-262.  So I'll build at least one from these, maybe more...

 

Nice selection you got there. I did that P.1101 a couple of years back, not a bad little kit.

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

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Fw 190D-9    

  • Member since
    April, 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Thursday, August 10, 2017 11:21 PM

Thank you Mustang, yeah 1/72 scale - am surprised how much time this little build is taking up. 

Well, was able to pop the canopy off after deftly scoring the edges a few times with an exacto knife.   There was a slight blemish to fix on the underside of the clear plastic, but most of it was just plastic shaving, likely from drilling holes for the drop tank.

regards,

Jack

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, August 11, 2017 1:53 AM

Glad to hear you managed to fix that Jack.

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

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Fw 190D-9    

  • Member since
    April, 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Saturday, August 12, 2017 2:34 PM

Thanks Bish, and thanks too to the hosts Mustang and Andy.  Don't think I would of done this particular subject had it not been for the theme presented here, but am glad I did ... and with that, here are the finished pics:

"Schwarze 27"  was from 2./JG 3 during the spring of 1944.  The unit began receiving these upgraded Gustavs in May of 1944.  Their role was to intercept Allied escorts.

regards,

Jack

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, August 12, 2017 3:22 PM

I am sure glad you did this one Jack. Pushed me into getting the FM 109G-10 along with a set of those H Model decals. Problem is, now there are 2 schemes i want to do so i need to get another G-10 Big Smile.

Amazing build as always. Love the finish, and i do like the propless spinner, definetly going to try that.

And great inflight pics.

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

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Fw 190D-9    

  • Member since
    April, 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Saturday, August 12, 2017 11:41 PM

Thanks Bish ... is that exactly the same decal set I used for this one?   I didn't notice much difference in schemes, other than fuselage numbers and black prop noses - either with or with out white spirals.  Which two are you gunning for?

regards,

Jack

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    March, 2017
Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Sunday, August 13, 2017 12:21 AM

I'm going to start out by doing the 1/72 Me-163 Komet by Heller.  If I still have time after that, I'll also do the P.1101 by DML.

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, August 13, 2017 5:24 AM

No, its one of the other sets, 72057.

I originaly just wanted to do an all blue one, but i like the bottom one as well. Apar from what you can see, it has 75/82 on the wings. So i figure i might as well get at least 2 builds out of this decal sheet. Usually i get one and the rest go to spares. So i'll end up doing White 43 and 57.

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

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Fw 190D-9    

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