SEARCH FINESCALE.COM

Enter keywords or a search phrase below:

RAF 100th Anniversay GB

80634 views
3404 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    October 2008
  • From: Georgia
Posted by Rigidrider on Friday, April 21, 2017 8:57 AM

Morning all! A few more pics, Statring into the fun part of the building...

Well Shes up on her feet now.

And her first coat of paint!

And we'll let that sit till later to cure abit. Like I said before, I work almost exclusively with acrylics, so they dry much faster. I also use Lacquer thinner to cut with and that helps the paint to "bite" better and also speeds up drying time. I had a friend come by this morning, (a styrene novice) and he was confused about canopy, stating that I told him to have mounted before paint. Thats true (for me,) IF canopy is to be closed... If open, I leave off, but paint at the same time. Any way, more later... Take care all!

Doug

When Life Hands You A Bucket Of Lemons...

Make Lemonade!

Then Sell It Back At $2 Bucks A Glass...

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, April 21, 2017 11:20 AM

taxtp

I agree, that does look like excellent work in the Spifire cockpit Steve. It's probably more than I'm going to do in th Spitfire I'm about to enter.

Bish - the postie knocked on the door and has just delivered a set of Master Box 1/32 or 54mm RAF Pilots WWII era.

I'd like to do the one wearing the cap. Will that be OK for this GB ?

Cheers

Tony

 

Nice. Will these be stand alone or along side an aircraft. Either way, they are fine and just the sort of thing i was hoping for.

I think it was fermis who said about doing a Mini Cooper in RAF markings. I hope we get to see that.

“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?”

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, April 21, 2017 11:21 AM

plasticjunkie

Hey Bish, I somehow missed this GB but I still have plenty of time I do believe. I have the old Revell 1/32 car door Typhoon but I'm currently trying to get the upgraded parts for the bubble top one that I like better specially with the shark mouth markings which look super cool.

 

 

That would be nice. Let me know once you get the parts and i will sign you up.

“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?”

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, April 21, 2017 11:24 AM

Doug i like the look of that in that colour. I am the same with canopy's. Though for an open canopy, if it has a seperat front windshield, i will put that on. For my 3 Stuak's, i have one with the conplete canopy on and two with jst the fixd secions fitted and the rest off.

“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?”

  • Member since
    September 2014
Posted by rooster513 on Friday, April 21, 2017 11:32 AM

Doug that paint looks great! Coming along nicely!

-Andy

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, April 21, 2017 11:36 AM

Found this late so I missed on some builds.

Steve and Doug 

outstanding work on the Hurricane and Tiffy. I Will eventually jump in with a 1/32 Tiffy after I get the conversion parts I need.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

  • Member since
    October 2008
  • From: Georgia
Posted by Rigidrider on Friday, April 21, 2017 12:32 PM

Bish... Good point.

TJ and Andy... Thanks!

PJ... Yay!  You can REALLY detail the soup outta that one!. 

 

When Life Hands You A Bucket Of Lemons...

Make Lemonade!

Then Sell It Back At $2 Bucks A Glass...

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Friday, April 21, 2017 2:11 PM

With your permission, may I join this GB?  I have a Tamiya 1/32 DeHavilland Mosquito FB Mk.VI to build.

Toshi

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, April 21, 2017 2:19 PM

Toshi

With your permission, may I join this GB?  I have a Tamiya 1/32 DeHavilland Mosquito FB Mk.VI to build.

Toshi

 

Done, glad to have you on board. Which marking option are you going for. Just in case you have not made up your mind, i checked out that kit, and 2 of them fit this nicely, the 3rd, the RAAF one, would not.

“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?”

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Friday, April 21, 2017 2:25 PM

I'm going to build RNZAF, No.487 Squadron, Hunsdon Airfield, UK, 18 February 1944, Operation "Jericho".

Toshi

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, April 21, 2017 2:32 PM

Toshi

I'm going to build RNZAF, No.487?Squadron, Hunsdon Airfield, UK, 18 February 1944, Operation "Jericho".

Toshi

 

Perfect. Even though thats an RNZAF aircraft, it was under RAF command, so that counts.

Have you seen the footage from that mission.

“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?”

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Friday, April 21, 2017 2:55 PM

Ok, great!  I'm excited to be a part of this GB.  Thank you Bish!  No, I have not seen footage from operation "Jerico".  I'll be looking that up, thanks for the info.

Toshi

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

  • Member since
    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Friday, April 21, 2017 3:06 PM

Bish

 

 
taxtp

I agree, that does look like excellent work in the Spifire cockpit Steve. It's probably more than I'm going to do in th Spitfire I'm about to enter.

Bish - the postie knocked on the door and has just delivered a set of Master Box 1/32 or 54mm RAF Pilots WWII era.

I'd like to do the one wearing the cap. Will that be OK for this GB ?

Cheers

Tony

 

 

 

Nice. Will these be stand alone or along side an aircraft. Either way, they are fine and just the sort of thing i was hoping for.

I think it was fermis who said about doing a Mini Cooper in RAF markings. I hope we get to see that.

 

Nope, that was me.  The RAF Mini Club is restoring one as a RAF vehicle, which I'm following.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, April 21, 2017 3:10 PM

Heres a link, only just over 4 mins long.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOAPx_VPi-A

“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?”

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Friday, April 21, 2017 3:16 PM

Bish

Heres a link, only just over 4 mins long.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOAPx_VPi-A

 

Thank you sir!

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, April 21, 2017 3:21 PM

Nice to see the color going on, Doug. Looks very nice.

Meanwhile, back at the Hall of Justice.....err my desk, the cockpit is complete and fuselage is sealed up and the wings will go on tomorrow. This is a nice kit and builds easily and quickly. I am striaght OOB on this one. I don't feel like any addons at the moment.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, April 21, 2017 3:27 PM

Looks really nice there BK, some great detail in that kit.

“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?”

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Saturday, April 22, 2017 3:31 AM

Here is the very start of the Tamiya

1/32 kit.  Page 1 (Section).

 

 

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Saturday, April 22, 2017 3:37 AM

To quote M. Brindos; "Annnd it starts..."!  

 

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Saturday, April 22, 2017 3:40 AM

With XF-71

 

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Saturday, April 22, 2017 7:07 AM

I got this far for now.  There's still things to clean up.

 

 

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, April 22, 2017 10:40 AM

You don't waste anytime do you, Toshi.? Glad to see you hard at it again.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Saturday, April 22, 2017 11:41 AM

BrandonK

You don't waste anytime do you, Toshi.? Glad to see you hard at it again.

BK

 

No I don't!  LOL!  LOL!

Toshi

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, April 22, 2017 1:51 PM

Off to a good start Toshi.

“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?”

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, April 22, 2017 4:05 PM

I got the wings on the Spit. I have a few seams to fix but nothing major. I still need to add the wing tips since I'm not building the cliped wing version.

In front of the Macchi 202 and PE for the Fletcher.

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Saturday, April 22, 2017 5:46 PM

Well, dang...I'm going to need to get my butt moving on this build!  I've gotten the flight deck mostly assembled, some of what Vallejo calls interior green, which appears to be much lighter that what I've seen here, applied, and starting painting the smallest pilots I have ever seen in my entire life!  Pics to come soon. ...

But I have been doing lots of research on the Dambusters raid, I'm listening to a book called "the last Dambuster", and I have been watching documentaries on youtube about the mission....

Justin

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Saturday, April 22, 2017 5:50 PM

Bish

Off to a good start Toshi.

 

Thanks Bish!

Toshi

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Saturday, April 22, 2017 6:00 PM

Here are three photos in regards to the pilots seats.  I haven't added the pilot as I'm not good at all at painting figures. 

 

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Saturday, April 22, 2017 6:02 PM

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Saturday, April 22, 2017 6:04 PM

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

 

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

SEARCH FORUMS
FREE NEWSLETTER
By signing up you may also receive reader surveys and occasional special offers. We do not sell, rent or trade our email lists. View our Privacy Policy.