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The 2017/ 2018 Too Little Too Late Group Build

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:11 PM

Gonna roll into mine this weekend!

Chad

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At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 4:12 AM

mustang1989

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

 

Stared on mine on Monday will post an update at the weekend. But its going to be a bit slow as its only one of three kits. This little 162 doesn't have much to it, even with the resin pit it only took acouple of hours to put together.

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Posted by handiabled on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 6:40 AM

Hermann is here finally...

 

 

 

 

He is adding the pe air brakes and some office pieces, fabric harnesses, as well as making parts of the bird plywood in appearance.

 

 

 

I had to wait for him to finish his last project, a 1/32 Trumpeter JU87G-2.....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The last I saw of him he had the better part of both JU 004's together... pictures soon......  He is on it!

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10:57 AM

Lookin' forward to seeing everybody's progress.

Handi: First off , that 229 is one of the most intense kits I've seen yet. I've got that one in the stash would have thought I'd be on it by now. lol. Really looking forward to seeing it built up. That Stuka looks fantastic! Weathering is out of sight man.

                   

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 8:20 PM

Killer job on that Stuka! I have one in my stash and it's very detailed. I can't wait to see the progress on that Horten, one heck of a complicated project.

I set my Gato sub aside to get a break from all that tiny 1/144 pe so on with the 162 build. Got the big ugly gap in the cannon bay filled in with PPP and sanded smooth.

Also got the V tail and wings together and ready to go on the fuselage.

The pe IP got put together and drops of Testors Clear Parts Cement were used for the instrument lenses.

The Revi 16B Reflector Gunsight was assembled from the pe fret and painted.

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10:34 PM

That 162 is looking great.  I really like your Revi gunsight!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, February 23, 2017 2:16 AM

Looking forward to seeing that 229 Andy, thats one impressive kit. Though i do wish Revell would do one of those.

Nice job on the Stuka as well. Whats in that open panel on the wing.

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, February 23, 2017 2:18 AM

Looking good there PJ. Nicework on the gun bay. I see the CMK set gives you both sides.

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Posted by handiabled on Thursday, February 23, 2017 6:14 AM

[quote user="Bish"]

Looking forward to seeing that 229 Andy, thats one impressive kit. Though i do wish Revell would do one of those.

Nice job on the Stuka as well. Whats in that open panel on the wing.

 

Not a thing Bish... I opened it to show the gun bay empty as a difference in variant.. Trumpeter got this one wrong and has the gun included in the build, to my knowledge this never had a MG in a wing bay....

 

PJ your really moving on this one! Looks great so far!

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, February 23, 2017 6:28 AM

[quote user="handiabled"]

Bish

Looking forward to seeing that 229 Andy, thats one impressive kit. Though i do wish Revell would do one of those.

Nice job on the Stuka as well. Whats in that open panel on the wing.

 

Not a thing Bish... I opened it to show the gun bay empty as a difference in variant.. Trumpeter got this one wrong and has the gun included in the build, to my knowledge this never had a MG in a wing bay....

 

PJ your really moving on this one! Looks great so far!

 

Right. I guess they used the same mould as the 87D. Your correct, the G-2 didn't have MG fitted.

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Posted by rooster513 on Thursday, February 23, 2017 6:33 AM

Looking great PJ...really nice detail in that kit!

I do have a small update. Got the cockpit all finished with wash and flat coat. I do have the fuselage closed up and am working on gettting it attached to the wings. Should have more pics soon!

-Andy

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, February 23, 2017 6:39 AM

Nice job on that pit Andy. Please tell me those belts and side instruments are pre coloured.

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Posted by rooster513 on Thursday, February 23, 2017 6:43 AM

Bish

Nice job on that pit Andy. Please tell me those belts and side instruments are pre coloured.

 

They sure are Bish. If I could do that kind of detail painting I wouldn't need a day job lol

-Andy

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, February 23, 2017 6:45 AM

rooster513

 

 
Bish

Nice job on that pit Andy. Please tell me those belts and side instruments are pre coloured.

 

 

 

They sure are Bish. If I could do that kind of detail painting I wouldn't need a day job lol

 

You and me both. It really shows the advantage of those sets.

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:12 AM
Wow some really great work on all builds.

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:34 AM

Sweet looking pit roosterBeer

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Posted by blkhwkmatt on Friday, February 24, 2017 3:09 AM

Mustang,

For my first entry I would like to do the Tamiya 1/48 He-162.  I will be painting it in this scheme:

Nice and different, although the nose is going to prove challenging.

<Matt

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

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Friday, February 24, 2017 3:23 AM

blkhwkmatt

Mustang,

For my first entry I would like to do the Tamiya 1/48 He-162.  I will be painting it in this scheme:

Nice and different, although the nose is going to prove challenging.

<Matt

 

Now that will be interesting. What willyou use for the wood and NMF.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, February 24, 2017 5:58 AM

Bish

 

 
blkhwkmatt

Mustang,

For my first entry I would like to do the Tamiya 1/48 He-162.  I will be painting it in this scheme:

Nice and different, although the nose is going to prove challenging.

<Matt

 

 

 

Now that will be interesting. What willyou use for the wood and NMF.

 

 

I saw that scheme while doing my research and saved it as reference when I do my painting and weathering step. I also have the Dragon 1/48 Salamander and will probably do this scheme in the future.

As for the wood parts I will use acrylic wood color as the base coat, the do a restrained and subtle wood grain with oil paint.

 

 

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Posted by rooster513 on Friday, February 24, 2017 6:42 AM

blkhwkmatt

Mustang,

For my first entry I would like to do the Tamiya 1/48 He-162.  I will be painting it in this scheme:

Nice and different, although the nose is going to prove challenging.

<Matt

 

I'd say. Should be cool...looking forward to it!

-Andy

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, February 24, 2017 7:46 PM

Wow, I'm looking forward to seeing this one! 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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Posted by blkhwkmatt on Saturday, February 25, 2017 1:08 AM

Bish
 
blkhwkmatt

Mustang,

For my first entry I would like to do the Tamiya 1/48 He-162.  I will be painting it in this scheme:

Nice and different, although the nose is going to prove challenging.

<Matt

 

 

 

Now that will be interesting. What willyou use for the wood and NMF.

 

For the Metal areas I will be using the AK interactive Xtreme metal. Probably a couple shades of Aluminium for some variation with perhaps some grey over the rivet lines to represent filler.

As for the Wood areas, I will paint with a couple of shades of Tan/Brown for the base color. and then I have various styles of Ushi wood grain decals that I'll use to finish detailing.

The hard part is going to be finding pictures of how the wings went together, I dont think that they would be one solid panel on the top and bottom. 

Might even put aside the F-16XL that is frustrating me at the moment (have to sand out paint imperfections and perform surgery on the broken MLG).

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

 

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, February 25, 2017 6:42 AM

Here is the wood joint pattern on the wings:

https://www.uschivdr.com/shopping-categories/shop-bsmart-bundles/he-162-reference/

 

By the by, where you doing a Have Glass scheme using Alclad? I couldn't find the thread.

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Posted by silentbob33 on Saturday, February 25, 2017 9:42 AM
PJ that looks really nice, and great job on the gunsight. Blackhawk, that looks like an awesome scheme, I can't wait to see that come together.

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Posted by blkhwkmatt on Saturday, February 25, 2017 2:17 PM

plasticjunkie

Here is the wood joint pattern on the wings:

https://www.uschivdr.com/shopping-categories/shop-bsmart-bundles/he-162-reference/

 

By the by, where you doing a Have Glass scheme using Alclad? I couldn't find the thread.

 

PJ,

Indeed I am, it is trying my patience at the moment.  The Skunkworks kit is far from Tamiya quality and I made a few mistakes with the base coat of stainless steel.  I have to sand and repaint it, as well as perform surgery to replace the broken Main landing gear leg. That build is for the Modern Group build.  

I did post a link to a blog that gives the details in a thread about painting the F-22 as well.  

 

Thank you for the link to the patterns, much appreciated. 

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Posted by blkhwkmatt on Saturday, February 25, 2017 6:19 PM

Here is the link to the blog I metioned on Have Glass V paint:

http://www.intscalemodeller.com/viewtopic.php?t=15860

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, February 25, 2017 8:50 PM

blkhwkmatt

Here is the link to the blog I metioned on Have Glass V paint:

http://www.intscalemodeller.com/viewtopic.php?t=15860

 

 

Thanks, that the one I was looking for! I recently completed an Academy F-22 and mixed my colors using a mix of MM and floquil enamel paints.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, February 26, 2017 8:09 AM

Got stared on my diddy little 1/72nd He 162 from Dragon.

I have built one of these a few years back as part of Dragons Mistel 5 and its not a bad little kit, the only fit issue i recall being the tail cone. I am adding a pavla resin pit, its the first time i have used one of there's and while its not as crisply moulded as an Aires pit its still better than what was there.

And then off to the paint booth for some primer and RLM 66.

Sop next i'll do some light weathering and paint in the details.

 

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, February 26, 2017 8:30 AM

That was quick Bish. I just looked over my Dragon 1/48 one and it's small so I can imagine how tiny yours must be at 1/72.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, February 26, 2017 8:50 AM

Ye, it is pretty small. It only took me one night to put the pit together, i then spent 4 nights on the 32nd pit.

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