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The 2017/ 2018 Too Little Too Late Group Build

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Posted by handiabled on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 2:13 PM
The detail and weathering look awesome PJ !

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 4:19 PM

Thanks guys. Yes Bish the barrels actually are on both sides of the seat and had leather covers that I still have to detail and paint.

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Posted by WannabeFarmboy on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 5:57 PM

plasticjunkie

Thanks guys. Yes Bish the barrels actually are on both side of the seat and had leather covers that I still have to detail and paint.

 

Great work thus far. Looks excellent. 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 7:21 PM

Landing gear looks great!

Chad

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At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

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In the hole: 

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  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Thursday, February 09, 2017 8:32 PM
That pit looks really nice, I can't wait to see it all together.

On my bench: Revell 1/48 P-51B Mustang

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Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, February 10, 2017 3:36 AM

Now that is some fine work in that pit Ernie! I'm with Bish on the noise level of those cannon running right through the pit like that. Couple that with that engine right behind the pilot's head and that'd be enough for a migraine for a day or so.Indifferent 

                   

 

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Posted by blackdog62 on Friday, February 10, 2017 2:33 PM

That's some really nice looking detail.

The nose landing gear really pops nicely I think the metal Finnish on the spring with the red hose really makes the difference .

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, February 11, 2017 5:10 PM

Thanks for the nice words gents. I was going to remove the molded wires on the gear legs but they are nicely detailed as is but even better after running the UMM scribing tool to sharpen the line details. The metal parts were painted with Humbrol silver enamel in the small tin. I have a bunch of Humbrol tins some being 30 years old and are still in excellent condition.

I put the CMK resin engine together and sprayed different metalizer shades then started adding wires while using reference pictures.

It's beginning to look busy.

I will add more wires as I go to busy it up even more. I also got the main gear well painted and washed with oil paint to pop the molded details.

 

  

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, February 11, 2017 5:22 PM

Looking really nice there PJ, i am taking notes. I'll be starting mine at the end of next week.

And looking at that engine, i am thinking i might need to grab one of those.

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

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, February 11, 2017 5:37 PM

Bish

I can add as much detail to the molded one. I got the resin one cause it was below 1/2 price when I bought it from Freetime Hobbies otherwise I would have gone with Revell's. 

Have you seen the ROG 1/32 Me 262 nightfighter that just came out? That thing is gorgeous and under $35! 

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, February 11, 2017 5:41 PM

Ok, i have not really looked at the kit engine but was going to check first, as the CMK one is not cheap. So thanks for saving me a few quid.

No, i haven't yet. But i think its somthing i will definetly look into, would be a nice addition.

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

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Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, February 11, 2017 8:02 PM

Dammit Ernie!! You're really chewing this detail work up and spitting it out!! Goin' for broke on this thing for sure!!!

I have seen that RoG 262 and watched the review. Lotsa detail (except for the engines) for the money. Especially in 1/32 scale!!! I'm sure the "rivet counters" will tear it to pieces though. lol

                   

 

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Posted by silentbob33 on Sunday, February 12, 2017 9:58 AM
That just looks fantastic PJ! I hadn't heard about the new Me-262 and just looked it up...I'm going to have to get my hands on one at some point. Looks really good, especially for the price

On my bench: Revell 1/48 P-51B Mustang

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, February 13, 2017 7:45 AM

Thanks guys. Yea that ROG 262 looks sweet and it will be incorporated into my stash very soon.

The engine fan piece has a small weird looking part which I replicated using thin plastic sheet and my Micro Punch.

and here is the part with an added pe ring

that goes in the fan unit cavity

 

 

   

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, February 13, 2017 8:55 AM

plasticjunkie

Thanks guys. Yea that ROG 262 looks sweet and it will be incorporated into my stash very soon.

The engine fan piece has a small weird looking part which I replicated using thin plastic sheet and my Micro Punch.

and here is the part with an added pe ring

that goes in the fan unit cavity

 

 

   

 

 

                   

 

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Posted by rooster513 on Monday, February 13, 2017 8:58 AM

Very nice scratchbuilding PJ!!

-Andy

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, February 13, 2017 9:11 AM

Nice touchh there PJ, and thanks. You know thats means i'll have to do the same.

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

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, February 13, 2017 12:37 PM
Wow Ernie you're going Super Detail on this one

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, February 13, 2017 9:41 PM

That's some nice looking detail!

Chad

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At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

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In the hole: 

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 6:54 AM

Thanks guys.

Did a little more work on the Salamander. I got the office squared away and added wiring and knobs. To replicate the leather cannon covers, I crumpled up some masking tape, rolled on the barrels and coated them with super glue and when they dried, painted them Vallejo leather. The flash makes them look more red than in reality.

I cut the gun bay doors out and fitted the CMK gun bay details then closed up the fuselage. The kit has a good fit but not so with the CMK parts. Prior to joining the halves, I had to shim and play with angles to make the pit and the gun bays fit. The right gun bay has a huge gap that needs to be filled.

Checked some great reference photos and did some plumbing work in the main gear well.

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, February 19, 2017 3:47 AM

Detail is lookin' sharp Ernie! Dude that's a cool idea for the leather cannon covers! Good show buddy! Good show!

                   

 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, February 19, 2017 3:49 AM

Looking nice there PJ. I'll have to remeber that tip on the leather covers. I'll be making a start on mine tomorrow.

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

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Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, February 19, 2017 3:52 AM

 Here's some test fitting with the Aires interior detail set. Looks like it's going to fit good at the firewall/ fuselage joint. Will have to see how everything is going to behave with the glass installed ..........

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This is a fairly well complimented set and I'm looking forward to working with it:

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Got the tub all trimmed up and the two pieces glued together. I had to sand a lot of material from the bottom to get it to fit right but so far so good. Here's a few shots with the clear nose piece test fitted. It looks like it's gonna be A-OK.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, February 19, 2017 3:54 AM

Looking good there Joe.

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

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  • From: minnesota
Posted by handiabled on Sunday, February 19, 2017 6:48 AM
PJ and Joe, you guys are flying along! PJ that office looks perfect! Joe you haven't lost the touch with the aircraft sir,,, looking for more soon! PS: The little grey guy will be appearing here very very soon......................

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, February 19, 2017 8:27 AM

That 234 is going to look great, I can already tell!

Chad

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At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, February 19, 2017 2:37 PM

Thanks guys. Yea the masking tape works good for the leather covers which are pretty smooth anyway but if more tooling and folds are needed then wine bottle foil is perfect.

I have been stuck working on the Trumpeter Gato's pe conning tower which has turned out to be a task so I will resume work on the Salamander soon.

Joe your 234's resin details are fantastic.

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, February 19, 2017 9:33 PM

Thanks Brent, Chad and Ernie. I hear you about working on another project. I'm also currently rebuilding a 35 year old Monogram 1969 Camaro that I first built when I was 12 years old. It's undergoing a Z-28 to SS 396 Conversion.

                   

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 8:56 PM

Anybody got any progress to report? Just checkin' in.

                   

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 10:05 PM

Nothing here Joe. Been busy with other things but hope to resume work on the Salamander soon. 

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