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The 2017/ 2018 Too Little Too Late Group Build

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Saturday, January 20, 2018 11:37 AM

Tony, looks to be an excellent example of the 162.  Yes

Those Hobbyboss kits with the one piece wing and fuselage are interesting.

regards,

Jack

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, January 20, 2018 12:25 PM

Yes, those 162’s look really nice!  I particularly like the French bird! Beer

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Eduard Fw 190A-4

On deck: 1/72 Airfix Heinkel He111 H-6

In the hole: 1/700 Trumpeter Graf Zeppelin

 

 

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Saturday, January 20, 2018 7:03 PM
Thanks for the kind words everyone. Jack - I did their Dornier 335, it was much the same. I didn't like their Wildcat though, but there is the very nice Airfix kit available now, and the Hasegawa one was decent enough too. Cheers Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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    February, 2014
  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Sunday, January 21, 2018 6:55 PM
I agree, those 162s look really nice! Unfortunately I'll be away from the bench for a bit longer. My kidney function has gotten really low and I've been admitted to the hospital. I have a biopsy and dialysis scheduled for tomorrow, and I'll have the port put in first thing in the morning. When we get the biopsy results back we'll know exactly what we're dealing with and can treat it. So I'll be out of action for at least a week. The docs are pretty optimistic that I'll make a full recovery since my kidneys were healthy before all of this, and that the dialysis will be temporary. So keep on building guys so I can live vicariously!

On my bench: 1/48 Monogram Do-335

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Posted by rooster513 on Sunday, January 21, 2018 7:51 PM

That came out really nice Tony! I'll get a finished pic added shortly.

-Andy

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Monday, January 22, 2018 8:30 PM

Thanks again guys.

Bob - look after yourself and get better. 

Regards

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 5:31 AM

Man...................that 162 came out fantastic Tony! I've always liked the looks of those birds and wanted to build one. Like I tell Bish all the time...............I just don't know how you fellas work with 72nd scale as it takes a special breed to pull of some of the cool stunts that I've seen you guys do in that scale. Awesome work bud.

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 5:38 AM

mustang1989

Man...................that 162 came out fantastic Tony! I've always liked the looks of those birds and wanted to build one. Like I tell Bish all the time...............I just don't know how you fellas work with 72nd scale as it takes a special breed to pull of some of the cool stunts that I've seen you guys do in that scale. Awesome work bud.

 

I like, that, and you have it spot on. Special Breed as in not right in the head Big Smile

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On the bench: AFV Club 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/4 AusfC

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Posted by blackdog62 on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 9:32 PM

hello every one im finnaley back at the desk. was able to get a few things done. 20180113_160259 by Jerry Richards, on Flickr 2018-01-16_02-36-46 by Jerry Richards, on Flickr 2018-01-16_02-37-40 by Jerry Richards, on Flickr

the kits fit is quite nice but dew to my cleaning up attachment point from the sprue right in front the canopy im going to have some seam filling to do. i sanded it at the wrong angle and opend the seem up. ill fill it the my fave filler milliput. it should be fine. Crying lol ya right!

Jerry

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, January 25, 2018 2:09 AM

blackdog, i really like the look of that pit, the grimey look is really well done.

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On the bench: AFV Club 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/4 AusfC

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  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, January 25, 2018 5:12 AM
Great looking pit Jerry.

 

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Thursday, January 25, 2018 6:04 AM

The pit looks right to me too.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, January 25, 2018 6:19 AM

That cockpit is nicely weathered!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Eduard Fw 190A-4

On deck: 1/72 Airfix Heinkel He111 H-6

In the hole: 1/700 Trumpeter Graf Zeppelin

 

 

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, January 25, 2018 6:20 AM

Wow!! Just the right amount of weathering. Looking good BD!!!

 

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Posted by silentbob33 on Thursday, January 25, 2018 9:02 AM
I have to agree with the others Jerry, that pit looks really good and dirty.

On my bench: 1/48 Monogram Do-335

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  • From: Northern hemisphere - most of the time-
Posted by blkhwkmatt on Friday, January 26, 2018 10:59 PM

Jerry, 

That 262 pit is looking well used!  Just right in my eyes.  Keep up the good work, and remember, late in the war aircraft were rushed into service, so not all the joins were smooth and perfect, so dont sweat it too much!

 

Thanks for sharing!!

 

On my He-162, I have finished all the woodgrain decals and have expiremented with oil paint wood grain for the nose and interior landing gear doors.  No pictures yet, still need to get that done.  Work, school and life seem to be getting in the way though.  I still have not managed to get my workbench up since i moved last summer. Soon though, I hope!

 

<Matt

Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur!!! - Anything said in Latin sounds profound!

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, January 27, 2018 6:11 AM

blkhwkmatt
On my He-162, I have finished all the woodgrain decals and have expiremented with oil paint wood grain for the nose and interior landing gear doors. No pictures yet, still need to get that done. Work, school and life seem to be getting in the way though. I still have not managed to get my workbench up since i moved last summer. Soon though, I hope!

Looking forward to your pics and progress Matt. Gotta hate that about the bench not being set up yet. That would drive me bonkers. lol

 

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Posted by blkhwkmatt on Friday, February 09, 2018 10:46 PM

It has been a low priority, work and family, and now my Masters are all in the way.  

I have been able to to a bit here and there though, here is where it was before the move.

 Untitled by matt pohlman, on Flickr

 Untitled by matt pohlman, on Flickr

 Untitled by matt pohlman, on Flickr

 Untitled by matt pohlman, on Flickr

The challenge is getting all the wood grain decals down smoothly and evenly.  Since these photos were taken, I have completed the decals, tried my hand at oil paint wood grain for the nose cone and interior of the gear doors.  Will get some recent pictures together this week, hopefully.

<Matt

Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur!!! - Anything said in Latin sounds profound!

 

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Posted by silentbob33 on Saturday, February 10, 2018 9:14 AM
Looks good so far Matt, I really like the look of the wood grain decals. I started on the cockpit of the Do-335 before I ended up in the hospital last month, and I'm just about done with it now. I'll get pics posted of it in the next couple of days.

On my bench: 1/48 Monogram Do-335

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Posted by silentbob33 on Monday, February 12, 2018 3:59 PM

As promised, here are the pics.  The first is the cockpit and the second is the radar operator's station.  There might be some sloppy paintwork, one of the side effects of the meds they have me on is causing my hands to shake.  I think I caught all the slip ups, but if you see something let me know and I'll get it fixed.  Once the glue sets I'll get them in the fuselage.

On my bench: 1/48 Monogram Do-335

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Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, February 12, 2018 4:42 PM

Matt: I know all too well about life's priorities getting in the way. I went through that at the last part of the year last year and it do "do sum suckin' !!" . Good to see you back at it though and that Heinkel is lookin' sweet so far buddy.

SB: You've got some good detail going into that pit of yours. Really looking forward to more.

 

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 2:14 AM

Thats looking very nice Matt, great job on the wood effects and i really like how you have done those seam lines.

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

  

On the bench: AFV Club 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/4 AusfC

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 2:22 AM

Bob, great job on those pits. Some very nice detail painting.

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

  

On the bench: AFV Club 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/4 AusfC

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    February, 2014
  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 1:48 PM
Thanks guys! I dry fit the cockpit into the fuselage and noticed a rather large gap behind the instrument panel that will be seen through the canopy. Looks like I'll have to add some wiring in there, but that shouldn't be too hard to handle.

On my bench: 1/48 Monogram Do-335

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    February, 2014
  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Monday, February 19, 2018 10:10 AM

She looks like an airplane now, although I needed some filler here and there.

On my bench: 1/48 Monogram Do-335

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 1:25 PM

You've just gotta love the shape of these things!!! Looks fantastic so far SB!

 

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Posted by silentbob33 on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 9:16 AM
Thanks! Even though I've seen the real thing at the Smithsonian's hanger, I forget how large this plane is. But it does look mean

On my bench: 1/48 Monogram Do-335

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Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 11:18 AM

I've never seen one in person but I do know that they are a whale size of an aircraft alright.

 

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