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The 2017/ 2018 Too Little Too Late Group Build

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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.

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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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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: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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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

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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: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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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

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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: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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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

                   

 

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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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Posted by jgeratic on Wednesday, August 9, 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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Posted by blackdog62 on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 2:06 PM

Wow great detail.

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, August 9, 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: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 9:40 PM

Excellent attention to detail!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

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Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 9:02 PM

Amazing job 

 .Nick

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Posted by jgeratic on Tuesday, August 8, 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

 

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Posted by rooster513 on Monday, August 7, 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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Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, August 7, 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.

                   

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, August 5, 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: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, August 5, 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 silentbob33 on Friday, August 4, 2017 8:53 PM
Those bellies are looking good guys!

On my bench: Hasegawa 1/32 Fw190-F8 crash diorama

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Friday, August 4, 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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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, August 3, 2017 8:23 PM

Excellent finish on that underside paint!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

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    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, August 3, 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!!!

                   

 

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Posted by blackdog62 on Thursday, August 3, 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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Posted by blackdog62 on Thursday, August 3, 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 mustang1989 on Thursday, August 3, 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.

                   

 

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Posted by blackdog62 on Thursday, August 3, 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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Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, August 3, 2017 2:28 PM

the lastest underside pic.

 .Nick

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Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, August 3, 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.

                   

 

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, August 3, 2017 1:46 AM

blackdog, some nice scribing tehre, and i like the look of the 262. Nice subject.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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