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OTS (1/72) GB 2017
Posted by waynec on Friday, June 02, 2017 11:44 AM

 

 

 

2017 One True Scale

Back by popular demand, the next addition of OTS is here. Just in time for Region 10 and Nationals.

1. Any subject is welcome.

2. Please post WIP pics. Also please post WIP in the appropriate forum so more people can admire your build.and learn from it.

3. This will run from 01JUN17 thru 31DEC17

4. Crossovers are fine. Rollovers are fine too. It does not matter how far along you are.

5. Heretic scale, aka 1/76, allowed too.

 

 

Cbaltrin - TBD

DukeMaddog - Dragon LCM-3:Lewbud - TBD

ModelCrazy - #1 Aichi D3A Type 99 Val, #2 Airfix A6M2b Type 0 Model 21 Zeke

Painklr - Academy's SB2C-4 Helldiver.

Pawel - Revell SdKfz. 251/7 Ausf. C

Rob Gronovius - TBD

Shamoo -  Revell F4U-4 Corsair

TheMongoose - KP Spitfire Mk. VB

Theuns - Heller Allo 3, MPM P-35 "upgrade kit"

WayneC  - Aoshima JGSDF PATRIOT, Revell TYPE XVII

 

 

 

"You can avoid reality but you can't avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, June 03, 2017 6:50 AM

This is just what i needed to get that kit i bought at ipms in London last year off the shelf. I've never seen this manufacturer in the states but it sounded like KP was popular inEurope. The kit details look good upon opening the box.

Put me down for the Spitfire Mk. VB

On the bench - 1/35 F-35A Lightning II, 1/72 Sptfire MkVb & for a change of pace a 1/700 USS New York

 

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  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, June 04, 2017 8:24 AM

Sounds like fun, I will need to dig out a kit to build.

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Posted by TheMongoose on Tuesday, June 06, 2017 9:01 PM

Well I'm on the road this week so no access to paint But i have been able to work off a tv tray lol. It's an obsession. This first pick is all the individual sections I could build and still feel I could do paint later. One confusing point is the instructions clearly show decals for seatbelts and IP, but they don't exist in the kit. Looked all over. Finally looked up some in box reviews. Neither showed any decals for the cockpit. Dang. 

My other dilema still remains getting glue on pieces I don't want it on. I'm using the th In CA and putting a drop in gap. Maybe for these smaller planes i have to get one of those pipet tubes? Seems too much comes off the little tamiya brush and runs out the back of the part. 

this is a close up of the wheel pants (i know, I'm captain obvious ) where you can see the kit isn't designed to have wheels up. I think i have to shave off part of the wheel so they will sit flush. Without the top of the wing in place they fit just fine lol. If you've found this on models you've built let me know how you thought to fix it up?

On the bench - 1/35 F-35A Lightning II, 1/72 Sptfire MkVb & for a change of pace a 1/700 USS New York

 

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Posted by Theuns on Tuesday, June 06, 2017 11:40 PM

Needless to say I always look forward to this GB and you can sign me up please. Dont know what yet but will get something.

 

Theuns

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  • From: denver, colorado
Posted by waynec on Wednesday, June 07, 2017 2:47 PM

TheMongoose the wheel well issue looks quite annoying.

i had to move a model table to the main floor. funny how, even with a big shop in the bunker, i can fit all the tools i need to build in one artists carry box. of course i cannot airbrush but can brush paint and weather onn the cardtable too.

"You can avoid reality but you can't avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

 

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  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, June 07, 2017 4:29 PM

Hey Wayne!

I'll start with 2.

#1 The 1/72 Aichi D3A Type 99 Val.

#2 An Airfix 1/72 A6M2b Type 0 Model 21 Zeke. And I got a nifty brush with it.

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Revell P-40B
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

In Que

1/700 Trumpeter Slava class Russian missile cruiser
1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop (waiting for new parts from Italy)

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  • From: Western NY
Posted by Bossman on Wednesday, June 07, 2017 5:48 PM

TheMongoose
My other dilema still remains getting glue on pieces I don't want it on. I'm using the th In CA and putting a drop in gap. Maybe for these smaller planes i have to get one of those pipet tubes? Seems too much comes off the little tamiya brush and runs out the back of the part.

Hi Mongoose - 

When I buy a new jar of solvent-type glue with a brush applicator - One of the first things I do is cut off about 50% of the brush bristles.  That should help a little.

Chris

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Posted by TheMongoose on Friday, June 09, 2017 11:21 PM

Did some painting after work today. Will let this dry then try to glue these halves together without getting glue all over. Thanks for the advice bossman! 

On the bench - 1/35 F-35A Lightning II, 1/72 Sptfire MkVb & for a change of pace a 1/700 USS New York

 

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  • From: Rowland Heights, California
Posted by Duke Maddog on Sunday, June 25, 2017 10:00 AM

Mongoose, that is looking great! Way to go! Looks like you're on target to be the first one to finish this.

 

I also love participating in this Group Build so sign me up! I'll dig through my stash to see what i can submit for this. Stay tuned.

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, June 25, 2017 10:55 AM

Very nice paintwork on that spitty, well done

 

Theuns

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  • From: Mid Michigan
Posted by shamoo on Sunday, June 25, 2017 3:57 PM

Count me in on this one. I'v got a small start on the Revell F4U-4 Corsair. I started a WIP that I'll copy over. If time allows I've got more.

Dave

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  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, June 26, 2017 8:58 AM

Wayne, I started the 1/72 Cyber Hobby Aichi D3A Type 99 Val.

There are some issues with the canopy and cockpit opening but I'm positioning the canopy open so most of the issues will be hidden. I am also placing the wingtips in the folded position. This will be a depiction of AI-201 off the Akagi June 1942 Midway attack.

I have pictures of the cockpit but they are on my other computer so I'll upload them later. The kit is going together nicely but there are some minor gap issues on the bottom.

The wings are on and I applied some Mr. Dissolved Putty.

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Revell P-40B
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

In Que

1/700 Trumpeter Slava class Russian missile cruiser
1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop (waiting for new parts from Italy)

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  • From: denver, colorado
Posted by waynec on Monday, June 26, 2017 11:02 AM

i may have one of those in the stash when i was in my PEARL HARBOR phase. i will be posting pics as soon as photobucket and i get the emails and paswords straightened out.

PATRIOT is painted. think i should have reversed the colors on the vehicle and canisters but i am not going to redo it, windows and decals, than mirrors and ready to weather a bit.

TYPE VII is primed but has some sanding clean up and another priming.

"You can avoid reality but you can't avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

 

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    June, 2003
  • From: Rowland Heights, California
Posted by Duke Maddog on Monday, June 26, 2017 11:38 AM

This is excellent. Great job on the Val Modelcrazy, I don't see any issues.

 

Wayne, I'm looking forward to seeing that Patriot and the Type VII,

 

BTW, do we have a badge for this yet? Anyone coming up with something?

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  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, June 26, 2017 2:29 PM

Thanks DM, The issues are there is a missing fusalage seperator piece between the pilot and gunner and the canopy, when displayed in the closed position, is too tapered. The canopy issue can be overcome by displaying it open and I think I can scratch a passable missing piece for the cockpit opening.

The Hasegawa and Airfix offerings have their problems as well.

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Revell P-40B
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

In Que

1/700 Trumpeter Slava class Russian missile cruiser
1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop (waiting for new parts from Italy)

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 8:01 AM

Here are the pics I said I would upload.

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Revell P-40B
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

In Que

1/700 Trumpeter Slava class Russian missile cruiser
1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop (waiting for new parts from Italy)

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    June, 2008
Posted by lewbud on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 12:43 PM

I'm in.  Don't know with what, but sign me up.

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

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  • From: denver, colorado
Posted by waynec on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 9:05 PM

trying Google photo. these were copy paste

PATRIOT

this one needs some sanding touch up. PS forgot i have alredy build 2 of these in OTS

1/35 in background 

 

"You can avoid reality but you can't avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

 

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Posted by Theuns on Thursday, June 29, 2017 10:54 AM

Wayne, put me down for this 1/72 Heller Allo 3 please.

Will be a simple out the box build

 

Theuns

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  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, June 30, 2017 11:07 AM

I did some work on the Val's seams last night and got them smoothed out. I scratched the missing cockpit piece and need to scratch something to duplicate whatever is sitting on top. I also need to scratch the canopy braces but that should be about it.

Drawing of Val cockpit.

My silly futile attempt at duplicating the missing section. But if it works....

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Revell P-40B
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

In Que

1/700 Trumpeter Slava class Russian missile cruiser
1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop (waiting for new parts from Italy)

  • Member since
    April, 2010
Posted by Theuns on Sunday, July 02, 2017 12:49 AM

Since loosing my pix on PB I went over to google photos, here is my entry for this GB.

1/72 Heller Allo 3. A very basic little kit, the fit is not to good and the glazing parts are a little fiddly to install but for this subject we are not really spoilt for choice.

I like this helo because I flew in it as a combat medic doing casevac duties and a good mate of mine was a tecnition on them in the Aie Force.

I will add a littl more detail to make it look a little more "real"

 

Theuns

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    April, 2010
Posted by Theuns on Sunday, July 02, 2017 2:19 AM

Here is the engine as the kit supplies it. I painted the intake and gearbox parts silver, the hot section of the turbine was painted with alclad burnt iron and then dusted with duralumminium to give a gunmetal look, the rear exhaust part is just burnt iron.

I will add some fuel and controll links to it.

 

 

Theuns

PS to give you an idea of the scale, the "pole" in the back is a toothpick LOL

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  • From: Rowland Heights, California
Posted by Duke Maddog on Sunday, July 02, 2017 9:55 AM

Theuns, I'd love to see it, but all I get are a big white space with a grey symbol in the middle. When I try viewing the image or loading it in a new tab or refreshing the page; I still see no photos. I'm really interested in seeing this little Helicopter.

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, July 02, 2017 10:47 AM

Here is the TurboMecca engine for the AS 316.

I dressed it up with some thin copper wire to simulate the lines aswell as stretched black sprue for the electrical connections.

Theuns

PS, do you not see the pix I posted now and in my previous post?

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    March, 2017
  • From: Mid Michigan
Posted by shamoo on Sunday, July 02, 2017 11:39 AM

Theuns

Here is the TurboMecca engine for the AS 316.

I dressed it up with some thin copper wire to simulate the lines aswell as stretched black sprue for the electrical connections.

Theuns

PS, do you not see the pix I posted now and in my previous post?

 

i can see these but not the previous 

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  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, July 02, 2017 10:37 PM
OK Guys, here's the update for the Val. I added some Evergreen sprue for the canopy bracing. The canopy isn't attached and neither are the wing tips, they are just there to show the progress. I need to come up with something for the gadgets on the dash. I cut the flaps and showed them in the down position.

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Revell P-40B
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

In Que

1/700 Trumpeter Slava class Russian missile cruiser
1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop (waiting for new parts from Italy)

  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • From: Mid Michigan
Posted by shamoo on Monday, July 03, 2017 5:05 PM

All right, here we go.  Got a little start on this one a few weeks back.  Maybe a group build will relight the fire.

The victim: RoG F4U4-4 Corsair

 Untitled by David Brownlee, on Flickr

Got the cockpit done.

 Untitled by David Brownlee, on Flickr

Installed.

 Untitled by David Brownlee, on Flickr

 Untitled by David Brownlee, on Flickr

 Untitled by David Brownlee, on Flickr

That's where it sits at the moment.  Fairly impressed with the kit so far.  Decent detail, and is fitting together well so far.  I need to try a little weathering.  That's going to be a bit of an experiment.  Many thinfgs have changed since I got back into the hobby.  I end up spending more time researching than I do building.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, July 04, 2017 1:17 AM

Dave, I find that 1/3 of my time is research, 1/3 is building and 1/3 is painting.

I sprayed the Val silver, sprayed some chipping fluid and got one coat of JN green on before my air valve assembly quit on my AB. I  have it soaking in  thinner but don't hold out much hope for a fix. That will set me back a week or two. I really need to get a second AB.

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Revell P-40B
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

In Que

1/700 Trumpeter Slava class Russian missile cruiser
1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop (waiting for new parts from Italy)

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    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, July 07, 2017 10:48 PM
I received my AB air valve today and resumed painting the Val. I sprayed the bottom grey and did the chipping. I also sprayed a gloss coat to start applying the decals tomorrow.

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Revell P-40B
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

In Que

1/700 Trumpeter Slava class Russian missile cruiser
1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop (waiting for new parts from Italy)

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