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RAF 100th Anniversay GB

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Thursday, August 10, 2017 6:36 PM

Dan, that is looking right on - both top and bottom.  Many go free hand when calling for soft edge camou without considering scale effect.   Good on you for taking the extra time to create masks. 

regards,

Jack

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  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Saturday, August 12, 2017 8:59 PM

Dan, that Lanc is looking good   ...almost as good as mine ;)  Keep it up!  Can't wait to see more!

"...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...

 

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Saturday, August 12, 2017 9:06 PM

Well, guys, I sat down at the bench today, feeling inspired...only the inspiration was to work on the Tamiya A6m5 zero.  The newly released zeke from , well damn, about ten years ago now....well, I worked on a display base I started (I will post some pics later...) and got the figure assembled and primed.  But, instead of starting yet another, I decided to stop avoiding the finishing work on the Dambusters raid build.  I didn't get to spray the canopy yet, but I was able to apply all of the little, teeny, tiny squares from the eduard canopy mask set..holy shiite...was that tedious work!  ...which is exactly why I was avoiding it!  Lol

  Dambusters Lancaster build by Justin Ryan, on Flickr

 

 Dambusters Lancaster build by Justin Ryan, on Flickr

 

 

  Dambusters Lancaster build by Justin Ryan, on Flickr

"...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...

 

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, August 13, 2017 1:48 AM

Very cool Lanc, love the prop blur.

 

I dryfitted the wings to the mozzies fuselage and now see how large the model actually is. I initially wanted to go for the all over PRU blue, now I am in two minds about it. I am worried that with very few pannels I can pre shade, the large mono colour scheme might be hard to "give feel" to it.

 

Otherwize I will remove the camera from the bomb bay and go with the grey/green scheme.....

 

T

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, August 13, 2017 5:07 AM

Nice job on the masking Justin, never fun with a canopy like that.

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, August 13, 2017 5:16 AM

latest on the mozzy, the fuse has been filled and sanded ( very un tamiya fit there) but the necell to wing and wing to fuse fit look much better.

 . by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

Theuns

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, August 13, 2017 5:18 AM

Good to see it coming together Theuns, from what i have heard of Tamiya aircraft they tend to have very nice fit.

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, August 13, 2017 6:56 AM

They generally need very little if any filler. It is still a nice kit though ;-)

 

theuns

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Posted by scottrc on Sunday, August 13, 2017 2:11 PM

I cannot express how much I am enjoying the work being done in the GB.  I started back on my SE5 this morning in between rain squalls.  Got some painting done and finished a wing jig.

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, August 13, 2017 2:37 PM

Looking good Scott. Those jigs seem a great idea.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, August 14, 2017 11:17 AM

Justin: Ouch, that's why I don't build many big bombers. After masking the canopies of a B-24 and B-17 I need a break.... 

Scott & Theuns: Those are looking great guys. 

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 3:34 AM
Question: how do I get the group build badge pictures to show at the bottom of my postings? Either the rotating gallery as some of you have or just a static group of badges?

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 7:25 AM

I had a website that you could enter the pictures into a series of boxes and it would kick out a sequence you could cut & paste into your comment section to cycle them. Just noticed it doesn't seem to be working now. I'd pop you the link but it's bookmarked on my PC at home. 

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, August 20, 2017 2:00 AM

Starting to look like a mozzy now...

 . by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

Theuns

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, August 20, 2017 5:56 AM

Certainly is Theuns, coming together nicely.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, August 20, 2017 3:58 PM

Armor_Aficionado
Question: how do I get the group build badge pictures to show at the bottom of my postings? Either the rotating gallery as some of you have or just a static group of badges?
 

 
Here's the one I use for creating rotating gifs:
 
 
Seems to be working.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, August 20, 2017 4:19 PM

Armor_Aficionado
Question: how do I get the group build badge pictures to show at the bottom of my postings? Either the rotating gallery as some of you have or just a static group of badges?
 

To add anything to the sig, go to settings at top right and you can edit it there. It only allows so many charectors, so for more than a few GB badges you either have to put them into a GIF or all into one image.

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

  

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Sunday, August 20, 2017 4:49 PM

Well, except for the length of hose that I still need to get to attach to the boom to refuel the Spitfire, I'm calling the Albion refueler DONE.  Now just gotta get crackin' on the Spit.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, August 21, 2017 11:37 AM

Theuns: She is lookin' fine! 

A_A: Really nice job there. Love the camo. Funny I'm getting fashion tips for the rest of the photos on the page though!

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Monday, August 21, 2017 12:16 PM
Ha ha, yeah, that's a problem! I created the page on Pinterest and named it "Model Projects," so I could load pictures of my model work. Well, not only does Pinterest link to other images that are similar, but it links to other sites with similar keywords, so my "model" page gets linked all kinds of fashion model pages! Same way, the airbrush turntable in my latest photos I guess resembles a wheel, so I got all kinds of links to photos of bicycle, motorcycle, and car wheels. Weird, but whatta ya gonna do?

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Posted by Bish on Monday, August 21, 2017 3:12 PM

That looks very nice AA.

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

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Fw 190D-9    

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, August 27, 2017 4:14 AM

Been working on my second build for a few days.

I am doing both kits, but the second will be in USAF markings for the model club GB to mark 70 years of the USAF.

These are rather simple kits with not many parts that can be put together in an evening. But i have just been doing a little at a time over a week or so. Fist thing is to fit the wheel wells and then add the wings.

Then, after painting the inside of the engine black, the top was added along with the rear fins.

So just got a few small bits to add and then off for some primer and paint.

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

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Fw 190D-9    

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Posted by lewbud on Sunday, August 27, 2017 4:50 PM

To all who've finished, congratulations!Toast  Finally got caught up and am inspired to break the Sabre out when I get home tonight.  Lots of good work going on. Looking forward to next year's Commonwealth build.  Will it be air force only or will naval avaition be allowed as well.

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

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, August 28, 2017 3:22 AM

Looking forward to seeing that Sabre.

It will be open to all branches. I plan on doing one each from the British army, navy and air force.

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

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Fw 190D-9    

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, August 28, 2017 11:30 AM

Bish: Looks awesome! I've got to get one of these, no Censored canopy to mask - my most hated point of building aircraft. 

Lewbud: Sounds cool! 

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, August 28, 2017 2:14 PM

I know G, big bonus. This would make a good entry to the weekend GB. They are not easy to find at least on this side of the pond. Italeri also boxes this same kit but that only comes with one.

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

  

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Monday, August 28, 2017 3:03 PM

Slow and steady progress on the Mk. I Spitfire.  I must say, the Tamiya cockpit is impressively well detailed!

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, August 28, 2017 9:12 PM

Hey AA, looks good. Do you normally paint parts on the sprues like that? I can see how I would keep you from losing parts like I always do.

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 4:19 AM
Depends. If they're really small parts, parts that are going to be difficult to hold and paint, then yeah. And if they're parts like the interior of the cockpit, that will need to be painted before assembling, then also yeah. But if it's something like the exterior of the plane (wings, tail pieces, etc.), or any pieces that can just as easily be painted after assembly, then I'll assemble first before painting.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 4:41 AM

Looking forwardto checking that out tonight AA. Can't see the pics from this damn work Comp

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

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Fw 190D-9    

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