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The 2017/ 2018 Too Little Too Late Group Build

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  • Member since
    February 2014
  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Monday, July 10, 2017 12:06 PM
Looks good Rocker! That scheme looks like it was difficult but you pulled it off well

On my bench: Academy 1/35 UH-60L Black Hawk

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    September 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Monday, July 10, 2017 6:03 AM

Yes great job all around rocker! Not an easy scheme and you pulled it off wonderfully. Thanks for taking part in the GB and I'll get a finished pic up shortly!

-Andy

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, July 10, 2017 4:19 AM

Great finish rocker, really nice job on that all round, especially that scheme.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

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    June 2010
  • From: Rochester, New York USA
Posted by rocker286 on Monday, July 10, 2017 12:54 AM

You guys are building some wonderful stuff! Mopar, great job on that 229!

It's late here in my neck of the woods, but since this is the last full night of my vacation I decided to spend it in the workshop. And wouldn't ya know it? I finished my 262! I spent two days last week applying the numerous decals to my jet. There was quite a bit of silvering with these decals, and I did my best to solve the problem where I could. After they were sealed under a clear coat, I weathered the model. But I kept in mind that these night fighter variants were only in use for the last month of the war, so I kept the weathering on the lighter side. I chose to use a light gray acryilic wash for panel lines. I sealed the whole thing off with a dull coat and called it a night. I did however realize that I forgot to take a photo of the underside of the jet! I'll put one up tomorrow because I've spent enough time in the workshop for today, and my bed is looking mighty comfy right about now! I'm looking forward to seeing all of your other builds come to fruition!

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Posted by blackdog62 on Saturday, July 8, 2017 9:09 PM

Doug that's the perfect name. It about sums it up for me every time I see 1.

I wish I could remember the name of the company I built 1 with probably 1/72 and in the mid 70s. Just always thought of it as a crazy idea for a aircraft.

Yours looks very nice indeed.

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Posted by blackdog62 on Saturday, July 8, 2017 8:59 PM

Rooster That's very nice looking 262 love the paint.

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    February 2014
  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Thursday, July 6, 2017 6:45 PM
Great finish Andy! I really like your mottling. Crown, your paint looks pretty good to me, nice smooth coats

On my bench: Academy 1/35 UH-60L Black Hawk

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    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, July 6, 2017 6:07 PM

Andy, great job on the camouflage. The mottling looks fantastic! Toast

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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    September 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Thursday, July 6, 2017 11:40 AM

Thanks Jack, much appreciated!

-Andy

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    September 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Thursday, July 6, 2017 11:39 AM

Thanks crown, Joe and Bish!

-Andy

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    April 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Thursday, July 6, 2017 11:39 AM

Andy, solid build there and I like those colours.  Yes

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Crown, the unmasking did not disappoint, and look forward to the next update.

 

regards,

Jack

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, July 6, 2017 10:25 AM

Andy, nicely finished.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, July 6, 2017 10:24 AM

That is a lovely finish crown, and i do like those 2 greens.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, July 6, 2017 10:12 AM

Fantastic camo.  Such a smooth finish!

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

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, July 6, 2017 8:13 AM

thank you Joe and Andy it's the same as painting a car very thin and light coats

  .Nick

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    September 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Thursday, July 6, 2017 8:02 AM

That looks really good Crown, beautiful paint job!

-Andy

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    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, July 6, 2017 7:47 AM

Been gone on a vacation for the last 5 days in beautiful Lake Texoma and within .5 mile of where I spent alot of time with my grandparents growing up as a kid. Familiar sights, sounds and general environment. Had a complete blast with my brother , his wife & kids as well as my mom, dad and my 90 year old grandmother who used to live there but now lives with my mom and dad. Awesome experience.

Chad: Wow dude!!! I really like those Hortens to start with and you've done a magnificant job on replicating not only a wonder of an aircraft but also one that I've never seen with the Fug antennaes on the front and rear. I'm glad you have been a part of this GB and have really enjoyed your build here. Yes

Johnny: Man I love those Doras and that paint work is looking sharp. Glad to see that you're getting you image posting dilemma worked out. Looks like alot of folks are in deep with that.

Andy: Beautiful job on that Schwalbe!!! Paint work and decaling are flat out fabulous!! Glad to be partnered up with you on this GB. You're a great co-host buddy!!

Nick: That's gotta be one of the smoothest paint jobs I think I've ever seen on an aircraft build man. Masking and paint are right up there with the best I've seen so far.

                   

 

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, July 6, 2017 7:41 AM

removed the masking tthis a.m. give the paint a couple of days to dry then some touch up here 

  .Nick

  • Member since
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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, July 6, 2017 7:12 AM

Beautifully done a very nice camouflage on that shark

  .Nick

  • Member since
    September 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Thursday, July 6, 2017 7:01 AM

Well I finally finished this one up! Overall fit of this kit was very good and I enjoyed doing the freehand camo, mottling and markings. I'll of course be following along closely and hopefully I'll even jump in with another build!

-Andy

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:49 AM

crown, looking good there.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 11:05 PM

Crown, nice lay of paint there, look forward to masks removed.

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Andy, yes Tamiya lacquer thinner to remover the primer, and as you said it works like a charm.  I used about ten cotton swabs and a cap full of the thinner.  Dipping one end and wetting the primed surface, and then using the dry end to further clean up.

I've also read up on Tamiya liquid surface primer, and apparently if thinned too much for spraying will result in a tacky finish that does not want to dry.  Suggestion is to go 50/50.

 

regards,

Jack

 

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 9:49 PM

Thank you rooster513 i used very thinned model master enamel several light coats. Well remove masking tomorrow 

  .Nick

  • Member since
    September 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 9:43 PM

crown r n7

sprayed RLM 82 

 

crown that looks like a beautiful paint job. What did you use on it? Went down super smooth!

-Andy

  • Member since
    September 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 9:42 PM

jgeratic

Hi Chad, looks great! Yes

I think it's definitely one of those designs that perfectly embodies the theme of our group build here.

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Quick update on my Gustav.  Got some primer on, but it's behaving badly.  Really need to dump this mix I've been working/fighting  with for over a year now.  A concoction of lacquer thinner, Tamiya liquid surface primer, and a few drops of Alcad's gloss black.  That black is the bad batch that was released I don't know how many years ago, but somehow a poor effort was made of recalling the product.  Been trying to get rid of it in small doses, but just does not want to dry and remains a tacky mess.

Did a small test, and seems Tamiya's lacquer thinner (with the yellow cap) should be safe on plastic surfaces, unlike store bought brands which melt styrene.  Can anyone here confirm?

regards,

Jack

 

 

Jack, I've never had an issue with Tamiya lacquer on plastic. I actually just used some this evening to clean some polishimg compound/future chunk I had on a clear part and it didn't seem to negatively affect it. donyou just want to use it to clean up the nasty primer off?

-Andy

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 9:29 PM

sprayed RLM 82 

  .Nick

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 5:05 PM

Looks great!   Can't wait to see the finished product. 

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

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 4:22 PM

taped up the rlm83 and ready to paint the rlm82

  .Nick

  • Member since
    April 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Sunday, July 2, 2017 1:59 PM

Hi Chad, looks great! Yes

I think it's definitely one of those designs that perfectly embodies the theme of our group build here.

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Quick update on my Gustav.  Got some primer on, but it's behaving badly.  Really need to dump this mix I've been working/fighting  with for over a year now.  A concoction of lacquer thinner, Tamiya liquid surface primer, and a few drops of Alcad's gloss black.  That black is the bad batch that was released I don't know how many years ago, but somehow a poor effort was made of recalling the product.  Been trying to get rid of it in small doses, but just does not want to dry and remains a tacky mess.

Did a small test, and seems Tamiya's lacquer thinner (with the yellow cap) should be safe on plastic surfaces, unlike store bought brands which melt styrene.  Can anyone here confirm?

regards,

Jack

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, July 2, 2017 1:05 PM

I like that MM. Nice job on the scheme and nicley finished.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

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