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Weekend GB 2017-Three days to go!

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  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Thursday, November 09, 2017 4:59 PM

Good on you MC. I'd find that thing challenging to do in a weekend too. I completed my first helo in 30+ years a few weeks ago, an Italeri Huey, and I found it more challenging than an aircraft. 

Last year for this GB I built some Andrea Miniatures 54mm figures. I think I did two, both in a wekend, over consecutive weekends. Must say I am sorely tempted to go down that road again. I'll let you know.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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    June, 2008
Posted by lewbud on Sunday, November 12, 2017 10:46 AM

MC,

Are you doing the Kiowa and the T-72?

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

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    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, November 12, 2017 12:08 PM

I want to do the Kiowa first to make sure I can do it, then maybe try the T-72 on another weekend.

ON THE BENCH

1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air
1/144 Trumpeter Kawanishi H6K5-L Mavis

Completing a kit is like cutting the head off a Hydra. Two more replace it in the stash.

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    November, 2017
Posted by MacAtilla on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 7:00 AM

Sounds like fun, and just what my model making needs - a deadline. Can you add me to the group please?

I'll have a rummage in the stash for something achievable.

Thanks,

mac

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    June, 2008
Posted by lewbud on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 2:53 PM

Front page is updated!  Welcome to the craziness Mac! Just over a week to go!

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

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    March, 2008
Posted by Caveman on Friday, November 17, 2017 5:42 PM

Nice turn out for this one.  Good job Lew.  Rebuilding the shop this weekend.  Looking forward to breaking it in with a couple of weekend builds.

 

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    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Friday, November 17, 2017 6:19 PM

 My shop will have power this Sunday, so this group build will be its first "shakedown cruise".

Gonna hafta figure out how to airbrush while holding a drumstik..... OR.......

If the "drumstick" gets camoflauged, does it count as a compleated build???

 

 

 Do I have to provide "Proof of life" pictures of the Turkey?????

                      Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, November 17, 2017 8:18 PM

Really looking forward to this!Beer 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/35 Tamiya Nashorn

On deck: 1/48 Hobby Boss Me 262

In the hole: Probably something in 1/35 scale!

 

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    June, 2008
Posted by lewbud on Friday, November 17, 2017 8:48 PM

littletimmy

 My shop will have power this Sunday, so this group build will be its first "shakedown cruise".

Gonna hafta figure out how to airbrush while holding a drumstik..... OR.......

If the "drumstick" gets camoflauged, does it count as a compleated build???

 

 

 Do I have to provide "Proof of life" pictures of the Turkey?????

 

Just remember, paint doesn't react well with grease.  No, a painted drumstick does NOT count as a completed build and yes, you do have to provide proof of life pictures for the turkey. Also the trimmings.

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

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Friday, November 17, 2017 9:56 PM
Speaking of camouflaging drumsticks, we had to build a Spitfire in a non operational scheme for a recent club display. Mine was built as a lamington. Not sure if you have those over there. It a small block of sponge cake covered on all sides with chocolate icing and dessicated coconut. I chucked it after the display because I didn't think the coconut would age well. The choc was brown paint though. Now back to the very serious business of building a kit in a weekend :) Cheers Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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    June, 2008
Posted by lewbud on Sunday, November 19, 2017 1:08 AM

Tony,

Lamingtons sound delicious.  Icing the bottom seems a little problematic.  Four days to go.

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

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, November 20, 2017 2:25 PM

Ok, I made my selection. I will be building the Academy 1/48 Mirage IIIR. It’s a nice older low parts count kit...

 

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Posted by lewbud on Monday, November 20, 2017 7:56 PM

Stik,

The front page is updated.  Three days to go!

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

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    April, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Monday, November 20, 2017 8:52 PM
I actually lay awake a couple of nights ago, trying to decide on what to build for this. LOL ! Cheers Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

  • Member since
    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, November 20, 2017 9:03 PM

Looking forward to this!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/35 Tamiya Nashorn

On deck: 1/48 Hobby Boss Me 262

In the hole: Probably something in 1/35 scale!

 

  • Member since
    April, 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 5:24 AM

Tony,

That was a great club display at MOdel Expo! The spitfires were painted in very imaginative schemes. 

There was a toucan,  snakeskin,  patchwork, the steam punk, and others so  different from the standard. A super display of skills that do not get shown often.

Piers

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 9:06 AM

lostagain

Tony,

That was a great club display at MOdel Expo! The spitfires were painted in very imaginative schemes. 

There was a toucan,  snakeskin,  patchwork, the steam punk, and others so  different from the standard. A super display of skills that do not get shown often.

Piers 

Those sound cool, anybody got pictures?

ON THE BENCH

1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air
1/144 Trumpeter Kawanishi H6K5-L Mavis

Completing a kit is like cutting the head off a Hydra. Two more replace it in the stash.

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