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The 2017/ 2018 Too Little Too Late Group Build

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Posted by blackdog62 on Sunday, October 22, 2017 4:14 PM

bish looks like norm for your work. your weatheringand detail is always so good. I need to get over to your Sitka site. I haven't seen it pop up. or I just keep missing it.

jerry

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, October 22, 2017 5:43 AM

Can't wait to see this pit come together

 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, October 22, 2017 4:33 AM

I have been able to make a small start on the Fw 190D while i have had to put the Stuka ashide to dry.

This is the kit.

Among the AM are resin pit and wheel wells from Aires, and i started with those. Whe wells were fitted and painted and just need some washes and dry brushing.

And the pit was put together, painted and weathered. Just need to add some final details.

And thats all for now. I should be able to get a bit more done this week as i have more drying time on the stuka.

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”

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Posted by jgeratic on Saturday, October 21, 2017 9:46 AM

Armor, too bad those gaps weren't noticed during the test fit stage.  You still might be able to slip some plastic sheet in there.  Otherwise, lay some masking tape along the both sides (to protect the engraved detail) before slathering on the puty.

Here is how I filled in wing root gaps on a current build:

regards,

Jack

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Posted by simpilot34 on Saturday, October 21, 2017 7:22 AM

SurpriseYep those are some pretty big canyons...er I mean gaps you have there Armor. Just be patient and tackle them one at a time.Yes

Cheers, Lt. Cmdr. Richie "To be prepared for war, is one of the most effectual means of preserving the peace."-George Washington
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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Saturday, October 21, 2017 5:23 AM

Wow, I really am sorely disappointed in the fit quality of this kit.  

This is my first Revell of Germany kit; hope they're not all this bad.  The cockpit and most of the fuselage went together okay, but couldn't get the nose to fit on well at all.  The wings themselves were no problem, but then they're supposed to be joined to the fuselage, and that's where the nightmare really begins!  The wings are supposed to fit flush to the fuselage, but look at the gaps as seen in the photos.  Complete crap!  This is going to take an ocean of filler putty to fill, during which I'll probably mar a lot of the fine surface details which were molded into it, so it'll end up looking like crap.  And the wing tabs weren't even consistent: on the right side the wing fit onto the connecting tabs with no problem, but on the left side, one tab was properly sized, while the other was so oversize it required much sanding and shaving down with a razor blade.  Not a happy camper right now!

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Posted by simpilot34 on Thursday, October 19, 2017 5:18 AM

WOW!! Loving all the work going on!! Still amazed Bow Down

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Posted by rocker286 on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 9:26 PM

Waggish - That little bird turned out quite nicely - great job!

Blackdog - KILLER paint scheme! My hat's off to you.

Theuns - I really dig the thought and detail you're putting into that engine!

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Posted by blackdog62 on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 8:32 PM

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

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Posted by blackdog62 on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 8:30 PM

handiabled wow that is just some mind blowing work. you are truly talented

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 3:03 PM

Good job on those 229's guys.  I really like the rusty effect on the wings!

Chad

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At the plate: 1/144 Revell Snowberry

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 2:29 PM

Cementing the upper and lower fuselage together:

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Posted by handiabled on Monday, October 16, 2017 4:52 PM

Armor your 229 office looks fantastic!

 

One more try with pics of my 229    sorry everyone..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Sunday, October 15, 2017 4:46 AM

Cockpit on the Horten 229 is coming together:   

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Posted by simpilot34 on Friday, October 13, 2017 7:05 PM

WOW I'm loving the work and Camo on these builds Gents!!! Toast

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Posted by blackdog62 on Friday, October 13, 2017 6:39 PM

its like the me-262 im working on it has full ribs in the fuselage even has radios and oxygen tanks. i think i may just leave them out of the build wich is a shame. normally I paint and detail everything even if you can't see it. so this will be a first.

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Posted by Bish on Friday, October 13, 2017 2:28 PM

I have a few spare torpedo's so would have no problem there.

I am the same in that i like my aircraft closed up. Thats what has put me off getting the ZM 32nd Ho 229. Paying all that money for stuff i won't see doesn't make sense. I have hoped someone else would jump in with more sensible versions of those ZM kits.

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Posted by blackdog62 on Friday, October 13, 2017 2:11 PM

bish im sure some one makes a resin 72 torpedo. or Maybe 1 of those kits that have all the different ordnance.

the long wing 152-H version has managed to evade my stash. I mostly buy when somthing is on sale. i really would like to have the zoukei-mura 1/48. the only thing is there so much interior work on that i wouldent know how to show it. i like my aircraft buttuned up. man but it looks so nice. i have yet to get 1 of there kits.

 

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Posted by blackdog62 on Friday, October 13, 2017 1:50 PM

very nice thank you I have that 1 on my list. I'm using there hp-bcs overall good brush but i would like to have the finner detail of the hp-c pluss it really shows on your build. there guns are built so nice when my other guns are figitty the iwata always seem to work.

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Posted by Bish on Friday, October 13, 2017 1:40 PM

blackdog62

thank you all for the much apresiated kindness. it great fun to Share these builds with all of you along with your ideas and builds.

bish thank you. yes this kit came with the torpedo. I also have a Dragon version of it also. so there are at least 2 company's masking it. also both company's have a FW-190D with torpedo in the kit.

as for war time use the TA version was just on paper. I don't know if the 190d ever got used ?

rooster thank you. nice pick it's nice to have one on the wall.

 

I have the Dragon 72nd 152H, i like the long winged versions, but don't have a C yet. But your build has given me an idea. I have a 190D-12 that i was not sure how to display. On checking i have found there was to be a torpedo carrying version, so i think i will do that. Thats version Dragon does in 48th and no, it never made it into service.

 

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Posted by blackdog62 on Friday, October 13, 2017 1:11 PM

thanks jack I had to thin the paint a bit and the model master is already thin enough to spray. even though i was spraying at 30 psi to blow past the dry tip issues i was getting water only at times. the only reason i can think of was the minute  movements i was pulling the trigger back ?  idk next time ill ad another water trap at the gun.

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Posted by TheWaggishAmerican on Friday, October 13, 2017 1:08 PM

blackdog62

i really like the work on the top color. RLM 81?  which airbrush/headset did you use?

jerry

 

Yep! Vallejo RLM 81. Airbrush is Iwata HP-C Plus, compressor is a no-name brand compressor attached to a 1.5 gallon tank. 

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Posted by blackdog62 on Friday, October 13, 2017 1:02 PM

thank you all for the much apresiated kindness. it great fun to Share these builds with all of you along with your ideas and builds.

bish thank you. yes this kit came with the torpedo. I also have a Dragon version of it also. so there are at least 2 company's masking it. also both company's have a FW-190D with torpedo in the kit.

as for war time use the TA version was just on paper. I don't know if the 190d ever got used ?

rooster thank you. nice pick it's nice to have one on the wall.

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Posted by blackdog62 on Friday, October 13, 2017 12:48 PM

waggish thank you. part of this hobby for me is have the tools and supplys. then I end up with all these different products that do the same thing. some of the best products are the ones that have been around forever.

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Posted by blackdog62 on Friday, October 13, 2017 12:30 PM

i really like the work on the top color. RLM 81?  which airbrush/headset did you use?

jerry

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Posted by blackdog62 on Friday, October 13, 2017 8:55 AM

waggish great looking build love the paint especially that airbrush work on top.

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Posted by handiabled on Friday, October 13, 2017 7:57 AM

Congrats Everyone on the superb builds!

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Posted by TheWaggishAmerican on Friday, October 13, 2017 7:42 AM

Standard Tamiya white putty.

blackdog62

looks like she whent to gether nicly. and looks good. what filler did use.

 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, October 13, 2017 6:22 AM

Blackdog i really like that scheme. Nicely done

 

Waggish the colors on the nose and tail really stand out. Great little bird

 

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Posted by rooster513 on Friday, October 13, 2017 5:52 AM

Great finishes Waggish and blackdog! I've got your pics added to the front page.

-Andy

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