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The 2017/ 2018 Too Little Too Late Group Build

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 9:19 AM

 

Man, I’m looking forward to seeing your progress on that 234!  Just a heads-up, those Montex Masks can be a bit tricky once applied because they tend to lift after a day or so.  Bang Head  Some folks don’t have this problem but I’ve experienced it on the few I’ve tried.  I’ve found that if you lightly sand the thick black backing material, they tend to stick and stay longer. 

 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 11:58 AM

Now that's a dang good lookin' kit and I remember that one! That's also awesome about that fingernail polish dryer!! A little gloss coat over that cal sheet and you're all set!

                   

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, February 01, 2017 1:30 PM

mustang1989

We've got our badge folks! Thanks to jgeratic (Jack) for doing such an amazing job with it.

 

LOVE IT !! Thanks Jack!

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Posted by rooster513 on Thursday, February 02, 2017 6:52 AM

Well the house smelled of fresh sprue trees this morningBig Smile Got started on my fw190 and just have to say...PE at 1/72 scale...is ridiculousIndifferent

-Andy

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, February 02, 2017 8:14 AM

rooster513

Well the house smelled of fresh sprue trees this morningBig Smile Got started on my fw190 and just have to say...PE at 1/72 scale...is ridiculousIndifferent

 

Welcome to the insanity club Big Smile

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

On the bench: ICM 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/1 Ausf A

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Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, February 02, 2017 8:47 AM

rooster513

Well the house smelled of fresh sprue trees this morningBig Smile Got started on my fw190 and just have to say...PE at 1/72 scale...is ridiculousIndifferent

 

Pics dude Pics!! Looking forward to seeing those Andy.

                   

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, February 02, 2017 8:47 AM

Bish
 
rooster513

Well the house smelled of fresh sprue trees this morningBig Smile Got started on my fw190 and just have to say...PE at 1/72 scale...is ridiculousIndifferent

 

 

 

Welcome to the insanity club Big Smile

 

lol!

                   

 

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Posted by rooster513 on Thursday, February 02, 2017 9:17 AM

Bish

 

 
rooster513

Well the house smelled of fresh sprue trees this morningBig Smile Got started on my fw190 and just have to say...PE at 1/72 scale...is ridiculousIndifferent

 

 

 

Welcome to the insanity club Big Smile

 

And as a lifetime member of that club Bish, you know what the worst part is....once the fuselage halves are closed up it'll never be seen again! But I'll know it's there and sleep better at night because of itBig Smile

-Andy

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, February 02, 2017 9:45 AM

rooster513

Well the house smelled of fresh sprue trees this morningBig Smile Got started on my fw190 and just have to say...PE at 1/72 scale...is ridiculousIndifferent

 

you should see the Aires resin and pe set I have for my Academy Ju87G

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, February 02, 2017 9:58 AM

tempestjohnny
 
rooster513

Well the house smelled of fresh sprue trees this morningBig Smile Got started on my fw190 and just have to say...PE at 1/72 scale...is ridiculousIndifferent

 

 

 

you should see the Aires resin and pe set I have for my Academy Ju87G

 

 

I believe it. If it's anything like the PE and resin kit I had for my Ju-87B it's packed with stuff!!

                   

 

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Posted by Bish on Friday, February 03, 2017 4:28 AM

tempestjohnny

 

 
rooster513

Well the house smelled of fresh sprue trees this morningBig Smile Got started on my fw190 and just have to say...PE at 1/72 scale...is ridiculousIndifferent

 

 

 

you should see the Aires resin and pe set I have for my Academy Ju87G

 

 

Those Aires resin pits are nice. But i have lost count of the small levers i have lost. Glad i have spare.

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

On the bench: ICM 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/1 Ausf A

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Posted by WannabeFarmboy on Friday, February 03, 2017 7:07 AM

I was debating whether or not to sign up for this one since I already signed up for the Coral Sea GB, but they both run for a year. So, it shouldn't be a problem to knock out both even with 3 WIPs going currently. I have no idea what I'll be building, but I definitely want in. 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, February 03, 2017 7:09 AM

Bish
 
tempestjohnny

 

 
rooster513

Well the house smelled of fresh sprue trees this morningBig Smile Got started on my fw190 and just have to say...PE at 1/72 scale...is ridiculousIndifferent

 

 

 

you should see the Aires resin and pe set I have for my Academy Ju87G

 

 

 

 

Those Aires resin pits are nice. But i have lost count of the small levers i have lost. Glad i have spare.

 

Aint that tha truth!!!

                   

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, February 03, 2017 7:22 AM

WannabeFarmboy

I was debating whether or not to sign up for this one since I already signed up for the Coral Sea GB, but they both run for a year. So, it shouldn't be a problem to knock out both even with 3 WIPs going currently. I have no idea what I'll be building, but I definitely want in. 

 

Go for it WannabeFarmboy !! When you decide just let me or Andy know and we'll get you down in the intro!! BTW....what's your first name anyways?

                   

 

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Posted by rooster513 on Friday, February 03, 2017 8:19 AM

WannabeFarmboy

I was debating whether or not to sign up for this one since I already signed up for the Coral Sea GB, but they both run for a year. So, it shouldn't be a problem to knock out both even with 3 WIPs going currently. I have no idea what I'll be building, but I definitely want in. 

 

Would be great to have you aboard WannabeFarmboy!

Here is the PE I was working on yesterday morning. Not much but it's a startBig Smile Hoping to get paint on the cockpit this weekend!

And both of them in the pit...where I hopefully won't knock them off too many timesBig Smile

I may or may not try to make a seat cushion out of epoxy putty. Was it a pretty standard thing to have in these pits? I've seen pics with and without it.

Thanks for looking!

 

 

-Andy

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Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, February 03, 2017 8:48 AM

I can't remember seeing many seat cushions in the A variants that I've seen online but I wouldn't rule it out either. I've mostly seen the cushions in the D and later variants. That PE foot pedal is incredible!!!!!

                   

 

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Posted by WannabeFarmboy on Friday, February 03, 2017 9:24 AM

mustang1989

 

 Go for it WannabeFarmboy !! When you decide just let me or Andy know and we'll get you down in the intro!! BTW....what's your first name anyways?

 

 

Thanks, Mustang. I'll have it figured out before too long. Also, my name is Kiley. 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, February 03, 2017 10:18 AM

WannabeFarmboy
 
mustang1989

 

 Go for it WannabeFarmboy !! When you decide just let me or Andy know and we'll get you down in the intro!! BTW....what's your first name anyways?

 

 

 

 

Thanks, Mustang. I'll have it figured out before too long. Also, my name is Kiley. 

 

Cool! I'll remember that bud. We'll leave the light on for ya!

                   

 

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Posted by jgeratic on Friday, February 03, 2017 2:32 PM

rooster513, now that is some really small brass detail.

I think most often the parachute doubled as a seat cushion, but it might be good idea to double check the particular aircraft, or if someone else knows?

 

regards,

Jack

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Posted by Bish on Friday, February 03, 2017 3:09 PM

jgeratic

rooster513, now that is some really small brass detail.

I think most often the parachute doubled as a seat cushion, but it might be good idea to double check the particular aircraft, or if someone else knows?

 

regards,

Jack

 

Ye, i think in many cases the parachute doubled as a cushion. It would not make sense to have a chusion under the chute and have the chute on your back would be very awkward.

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

On the bench: ICM 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/1 Ausf A

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Posted by Bish on Friday, February 03, 2017 3:10 PM

WannabeFarmboy

I was debating whether or not to sign up for this one since I already signed up for the Coral Sea GB, but they both run for a year. So, it shouldn't be a problem to knock out both even with 3 WIPs going currently. I have no idea what I'll be building, but I definitely want in. 

 

You'll be fine. When your signed up for 10 GB's at once, then its time to worry. Wink

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

On the bench: ICM 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/1 Ausf A

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Posted by rooster513 on Friday, February 03, 2017 3:34 PM

Bish

 

 
jgeratic

rooster513, now that is some really small brass detail.

I think most often the parachute doubled as a seat cushion, but it might be good idea to double check the particular aircraft, or if someone else knows?

 

regards,

Jack

 

 

 

Ye, i think in many cases the parachute doubled as a cushion. It would not make sense to have a chusion under the chute and have the chute on your back would be very awkward.

 

That makes sense, no cushion it is. Thanks for the feedback guys!!

-Andy

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, February 03, 2017 3:42 PM

Well Rooster your partial office is looking great so far and I'm glad I'm working with 1/32 scale but some of the pe here is still small but not smaller than yours.

I started on my Salamander. I got this one on sale and is a nice kit as it is but adding a few things here and there makes it a bit more interesting. I got a bunch of CMK resin for it very cheap.

First the obligatory shot of the box.

The resin set adds more detail and did I say I got it cheap?

Using a grinding wheel in my Dremel set at low speed I removed the molded details to make room for the resin parts.

Now the resin part slides in place.

Did the same thing to the opposite side and super glued the parts together with Gorilla  Super Glue Gel......great stuff!

I bent my own wires for the seat grab handles and Gorillaled them in place. Used some PPP to fill some gaps as the resin parts are not fitting well even tough they are designed for this particular kit. That's it for now...

 

 

 

 

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Posted by WannabeFarmboy on Friday, February 03, 2017 4:23 PM

Bish

 

 You'll be fine. When your signed up for 10 GB's at once, then its time to worry. Wink
 

Lol. Duly noted. Sounds like you may be speaking from experience. 

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Posted by Bish on Friday, February 03, 2017 4:44 PM

WannabeFarmboy
 
Bish

 

 You'll be fine. When your signed up for 10 GB's at once, then its time to worry. Wink
 

 

 

Lol. Duly noted. Sounds like you may be speaking from experience. 

 

I might be Whistling

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On the bench: ICM 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/1 Ausf A

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Posted by Bish on Friday, February 03, 2017 4:45 PM

plasticjunkie

Well Rooster your partial office is looking great so far and I'm glad I'm working with 1/32 scale but some of the pe here is still small but not smaller than yours.

I started on my Salamander. I got this one on sale and is a nice kit as it is but adding a few things here and there makes it a bit more interesting. I got a bunch of CMK resin for it very cheap.

First the obligatory shot of the box.

The resin set adds more detail and did I say I got it cheap?

Using a grinding wheel in my Dremel set at low speed I removed the molded details to make room for the resin parts.

Now the resin part slides in place.

Did the same thing to the opposite side and super glued the parts together with Gorilla  Super Glue Gel......great stuff!

I bent my own wires for the seat grab handles and Gorillaled them in place. Used some PPP to fill some gaps as the resin parts are not fitting well even tough they are designed for this particular kit. That's it for now...

 

 

 

 

 

O thats nice, starting to wish i had gone resin for mine.

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

On the bench: ICM 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/1 Ausf A

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, February 03, 2017 5:50 PM

Great work guys!  Both kits are coming along quite well!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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  • From: Eufaula, Alabama
Posted by WannabeFarmboy on Saturday, February 04, 2017 12:43 AM

mustang1989

 

Cool! I'll remember that bud. We'll leave the light on for ya!

 

 

I believe I'm going to go with the Revell-Germany 1/48 Dornier Do-335

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Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, February 04, 2017 8:10 AM

Bish: Man I forgot about the parachute being a substitue padding. There goes that memory of mine again.

Ernie: Love the AM goodies in there. Will make for a nice pit for sure. Looks like you got one that fit right too.

Kiley: I'll get you posted in the intro bud. Yes

Everybody: I picked one of these up as well just so I could have some of the odds and ends out of it.

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