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The 2017/ 2018 Too Little Too Late Group Build

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Posted by jgeratic on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 11:09 AM

AA, very good work there, and nice job on solving the wing root gap.  Yes

To remove the tape residue, you can try a cotton swab moistened with water.  I wouldn't use anything harsher.

regards,

Jack

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 8:32 AM

blackdog62

bish lol those are the 2 radar post. I did not want to add them this early because of breaking them off.  but can't move on without them. I just got the pit painted yesterday I'll wash it today and throw some pics up.

jerry

 

I have never seen a nose radar set up like that before, they are usually added onto the fuselage from the outside. They look more surdy than the usual ones so hopefully they will stay in one piece.

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

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Posted by blackdog62 on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 8:02 AM

bish lol those are the 2 radar post. I did not want to add them this early because of breaking them off.  but can't move on without them. I just got the pit painted yesterday I'll wash it today and throw some pics up.

jerry

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 7:01 AM
Thanks, Rooster! I've got another kit I MIGHT enter for this group build (a Messerschmitt P-1101), but I don't wanna stretch myself too thin. I've got a big armor diorama I'm building for a Stalingrad group build that's due later this month, plus my Hurricane I still have to build for the RAF Anniversary group build, but once I get the Stalingrad build done, I'll let you know if I feel like I can enter another kit.

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Posted by rooster513 on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 6:40 AM

I've got you added to the front page Armor. Great finish and takes for taking part!

Crown, that camo came out really great!

-Andy

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 3:34 AM

Nick, nice splinter scheme on that 335.

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

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 12:19 AM

Mustang, you can put the Horten 229 on the front page and mark it down as DONE!  Just have to clean the canopy glass a little, but she’s done.  I used painter’s tape instead of liquid mask on part of the canopy, and when I removed it some of the adhesive stuck to the canopy. Anybody know a good method for removing tape adhesive that doesn’t also result in removing the paint?    And Bish, you were concerned about the fit problems I mentioned before?  Just wait til you try to assemble the nose gear on this beast!  It’s torture!  The rear wheels go on fine, but check real photos of an actual Horten for the door placement on those wheels, as the instructions are very vague about it.  

That said, here’s the final reveal:

https://pin.it/3qgLcIY

https://pin.it/58FUEPC

https://pin.it/rybQsqB

https://pin.it/xfCsemK

 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 9:08 PM

looking good mopar here is my latest do-335 pics its been awhile slowly comming up to speed 1st glossy clear coat for decals

Nick.

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Posted by rooster513 on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 8:48 PM

Looking really good mopar!

-Andy

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Posted by silentbob33 on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 7:47 PM
That wheel bay looks really nice Mopar! And your 229 looks really nice too Armor!

On my bench: Encore 1/48 A-37B Dragonfly

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 12:24 AM

Really nice loking 262 there MM, like how you finished the wheel bay.

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

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 12:23 AM

Nice job on the Horton AA.

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

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 12:22 AM

SchattenSpartan
 
Bish
Jerry, i could not bear it any more, i justhave to ask. What arethe 4 bits coming off the front. At first glanse i thought it was a properller, but it can't be.

 

I'm pretty sure those are radar "antlers".

 

I think you might be right, never seen that before. Thanks.

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

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, October 30, 2017 6:00 PM

Good job on that camo.  The 229 really was a sweet looking bird!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Tamiya Me262

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Monday, October 30, 2017 5:07 PM

Almost done, just a few finishing touches left to go:

https://pin.it/FuNFsaA

https://pin.it/nAjTUEq

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, October 28, 2017 2:21 PM

Quick update on the 262.  Cockpit is painted and fuselage is sealed. This build is straight out of the box so no seatbelts.  The overall fit and finish thus far has been excellent. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Tamiya Me262

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Thursday, October 26, 2017 4:07 PM

Well, aside from one minor mishap in which the removal of the frisket mask also resulted in the removal of some paint, I have to say I’m really pleased with the results of the painting!  Just have to fix that spot now and then it’s on to decalling.

https://pin.it/xBFrJrO

https://pin.it/EXOiW25

https://pin.it/YyVUTxE

 

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 5:08 PM

Alright, well, I know it’s going to be far from perfect, but the puttying and sanding of the gaps on the Horten went a lot easier than I thought!  So now I’ve started painting it and we’ll see how it turns out.  So far I sprayed the bottom RLM 76, and the top has just received an overall coat of RLM 82.  After it dries enough, I’ll mask the camo pattern and spray with RLM 81.

https://pin.it/xhybv2E

 

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Monday, October 23, 2017 1:51 PM

Bish
Jerry, i could not bear it any more, i justhave to ask. What arethe 4 bits coming off the front. At first glanse i thought it was a properller, but it can't be.

I'm pretty sure those are radar "antlers".

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Posted by Bish on Monday, October 23, 2017 9:16 AM

AA, i am really surprised to hear that about that kit. MY experiance with Revell is pretty good. I know that kit is over 20 years old, but still would have expected better. And i have that in the stash so now i am worried.

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

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Posted by Bish on Monday, October 23, 2017 9:13 AM

blackdog62

a bit better pic the nose of this kit i nicely done plenty of room for some extra work if 1 was so inclined. for me its just going to buttoned up. 2017-10-12_05-22-48 by Jerry Richards, on Flickr

 

Jerry, i could not bear it any more, i justhave to ask. What arethe 4 bits coming off the front. At first glanse i thought it was a properller, but it can't be.

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

On the bench: Fujim 1/72nd Ju 87R-2/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust/Accurate Armour 1/35th SNATCH

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Posted by Bish on Monday, October 23, 2017 9:09 AM

rooster513

Nice start Bish, looking forward to seeing it come together!

 

Thanks Andy, and so am i. Test fitting looks promising.

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

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Monday, October 23, 2017 9:09 AM

blackdog62

ARMOR wow that's to bad about the fit issues. I'm sure your talented enough to fix it . your work is amazing. but who wants to deal with it. thats the one thing with revell you never know what you are going to get. is it one of there older kits ?

 

Dog, thanks for the kind words!  I don't know that I'm THAT talented, but you're right, who wants to deal with it?  I guess I should have test fit it a bit better. but yeah, the fit issues are a pain.  Also have one with the front portion of the canopy; had to put some putty in to fill a gap at the bottom of the canopy glass, and it will be a real issure to sand that down without scratching up the canopy glass.  The other gaps have all been filled and sanded now, so we'll see what it looks like when painted.

  BTW, on my other kit, the Me-163, yeah, that tow vehicle IS part of the kit.  Thanks again.

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Posted by Bish on Monday, October 23, 2017 9:08 AM

Cheers Johnny.

BD, thanks, all that 72nd building is paying off with the larger scale. And no worries, i just went 2 weeks without an update, its moving but slowly.

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

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Posted by rooster513 on Monday, October 23, 2017 8:17 AM

Nice start Bish, looking forward to seeing it come together!

-Andy

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Posted by blackdog62 on Sunday, October 22, 2017 4:56 PM

JG that's some nice work on the wing roots. that is one way I have yet to try.

jerry

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Posted by blackdog62 on Sunday, October 22, 2017 4:50 PM

ARMOR wow that's to bad about the fit issues. I'm sure your talented enough to fix it . your work is amazing. but who wants to deal with it. thats the one thing with revell you never know what you are going to get. is it one of there older kits ?

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Posted by blackdog62 on Sunday, October 22, 2017 4:40 PM

Johnny looks very nice. do you mix your paint to scale or shoot it strait from the bottle. your colors really pop. seems like my different colors don't have the saturation like yours have.

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Posted by blackdog62 on Sunday, October 22, 2017 4:37 PM

AS the kit looks nice. did the tow vehiclecome with it?

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Posted by blackdog62 on Sunday, October 22, 2017 4:28 PM

as for my family during ww2 my dad served in seabeez. and we lost 2 family members in aircraft. B-24 and a TBM.

but no one to the Nazi occupation so it never has touched me before about the swastikas on my models until I read this post a few days ago. but I fully understand how this bent cross can effect people. when I was building models 30 yrs ago all Luftwaffe models had them in the kits.

jerry

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