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IDeuxF GB. 12/17 - 12/18

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  • Member since
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  • From: Portland, Oregon
IDeuxF GB. 12/17 - 12/18
Posted by fantacmet on Friday, November 24, 2017 8:37 PM

IDF GB PArt Duex.  Hence the CHEESEBALL name.

 

1 year Long.  Dec 1 to Dec 1.  2017 to 2018.  There will be a regular badge and a late finisher badge. 

 

Must be less than 20% started. 

Crossovers allowed. 

Theoretical allowed.

Armor. 

Soft. 

Aircraft. 

Even those weird things floating in or on the water.

OOB, kitbashed, modded to hell and back, completely scratchbuilt, anything in between.

I may be a little slow getting to the registration so please send me a PM.  It will work better.  Next time I'm home I will create a pair of badges.

 

At least one update a month, no photos are necessary except at least one at about June or July sometime.  And of course finished photos.  If you start late into the GB your midway photo can be midway between YOUR starts time and the GB end time.  Of course more photos are allowed.

Must be completed(if part of a diorama only the main kit must be completed painted and weathered) by 12-1-18 in order to get the regular badge.  Those completed 12-2-18 and later can get the late finisher badge.  Exceptions will be made for extenuating circumstances.  Job,  Military Deployment.  Illness or death of yourself or someone else you consider close(lets hope this doesn't happen).  Things that are reasonable basically.

 

1. Fantacmet - Meng Achzarit Early.

2. Taxtp - MPM METEOR F8.

3. Lewbud - Airfix spitfire mk IX

4. Theuns - Italeri Spitfire

5. Modelcrazy - Italeri Magach or Hobbyboss Merkava

6. M.Brindos - Hobbyboss Merkava

 

    

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Saturday, November 25, 2017 1:04 AM
I'll enter with an MPM 1/72 Meteor F8 please. Cheers Tony

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

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Posted by lewbud on Saturday, November 25, 2017 2:04 AM

Put me down for a 1/72 Airfix Spit Mk. IX, Weizman's Black 57. The decals call for a Mk. VII, but the plane that survives is a Mk. IX.

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

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Posted by Theuns on Saturday, November 25, 2017 10:42 AM

I had a look in my stach and I have a 1/72 Italeri Mk9 Spitty aswell as IAF spare decals  so put me down for that please.

 

Theuns

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Monday, November 27, 2017 6:13 PM
I really wanted to do an IDF Spitfire too Theuns. I had plenty of kits but no decals for them, so went with something out of the stash. Looking forward to seeing yours. Cheers Tony

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

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Posted by Theuns on Monday, November 27, 2017 10:28 PM

Hey Tony, I just had some IAF decals in the spares box from Academy T-6 so will be using those, nothing special ;-)

The Italeri kit is actually quite dissapointing, very little cockpit detail, shallow wheelwells and quite poor fit I read.

 

Theuns

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 2:09 PM

I know I have a Phew Phantom decal sheets and a spitfire that would fit in.

On Ed's bench, ???

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  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 2:24 PM

I'll join with either a 1/72 Italeri Magach 6 or Hobbyboss 1/72 Merkava Mk.IV.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/35 Hobby Boss Fieseler Storch
1/72 Hasegawa Nell
1/48 Tamiya Swordfish

In Que

1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/700 Tamiya King George V
1/72 Academy FW-190 A

 

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  • From: Lacey, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, November 30, 2017 8:06 AM

I've got a Hobby Boss 1/72 Merkava IV that would work well for this.

Oh, same as MC lol! Looks like good detail for such a simple kit, and I could work some of my usual magic on it.

Count me in.

- Mike Brindos

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  • From: Portland, Oregon
Posted by fantacmet on Thursday, December 07, 2017 11:09 AM

Hard to do this from a phone lol.  I will try amd get this updated tonight with everyone.

 

Got everything updated laat night.  Looks good.

    

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  • From: Portland, Oregon
Posted by fantacmet on Saturday, December 09, 2017 10:43 PM

Here we go.  The kit.  My workspace. My tools and my entertainment.  I roll down the windows to get crossflow and turn up the heat in the truck when I paint.  I sit in thebsleeper and direct the paint into the main cab.  There might be overspray but it wipes off with simple green and windex...not to mention its my truck so.......

 

    

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  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, December 09, 2017 11:40 PM

That's awesome Fantacmet what do you drive? I drove for 5 1/2 years. My rigs were a Volvo 670, Peterbilt 387 and Freightliner Century. I drove all the lower 48 as well as some Canada. It's a very tough job and you have my respect and gratitude. Do you ever make it through Boise?

Steve

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/35 Hobby Boss Fieseler Storch
1/72 Hasegawa Nell
1/48 Tamiya Swordfish

In Que

1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/700 Tamiya King George V
1/72 Academy FW-190 A

 

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    January, 2005
  • From: Portland, Oregon
Posted by fantacmet on Monday, December 11, 2017 1:27 PM
As a company driver I startes with 2 Volvo 670s. Hated them. Then had a trio of prostars which I liked. All of those were 8 speed. Then I bought this truck Im in now. 2016 Cascadia Evolution with a 13 speed. I love it. I miss the storage style of the Prostar but everything else about the Freightshaker I love. Worth thr $$ Im forking over for it.

    

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  • From: Portland, Oregon
Posted by fantacmet on Monday, December 11, 2017 1:28 PM
I do go through boise from time to time and I will be running through there tomorrow on my way to Colorado. Aftrr Christmas I got a dedicatrd contract that pays very well down south and gives me lots of hometime.

    

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  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, December 11, 2017 1:52 PM

I purchased an 05 Century in 2010 and loved it although it was old and cost a lot to keep it going. I sold it in 2012 and have worked here in Boise ever since, Maybe you'll pass me on the highway tomorrow.

I am relocating to Dallas in a week to be placed on the lung transplant list so maybe you'll pass me down there sometime as well.
I'm going to enjoy this GB. I love IDF stuff..

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/35 Hobby Boss Fieseler Storch
1/72 Hasegawa Nell
1/48 Tamiya Swordfish

In Que

1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/700 Tamiya King George V
1/72 Academy FW-190 A

 

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    January, 2005
  • From: Portland, Oregon
Posted by fantacmet on Monday, December 11, 2017 6:30 PM

I just left the chrome shop. I got out with my skin.  Barely.  I did leave with a 12 inch shifter eztension and all the chrome sits on top.  Lol

    

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  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, December 11, 2017 7:16 PM

LOL, I never had the money for chrome after an engine rebuild, turbo replacement and the constant need for tires on the rig and trailer.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/35 Hobby Boss Fieseler Storch
1/72 Hasegawa Nell
1/48 Tamiya Swordfish

In Que

1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/700 Tamiya King George V
1/72 Academy FW-190 A

 

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    January, 2005
  • From: Portland, Oregon
Posted by fantacmet on Monday, December 11, 2017 11:56 PM

This only set me back 63 bucks.  Being a 2016 its still under warranty. Plus I have the additional 2 year 200 thousand mile warranties.  Tires arent bad.  100% virgin rubber plus top of the line tires. 175 to 200 k miles on a set of tires.  Michelin X and Super X.

    

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  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 7:56 AM

I assume you make it to Iowa80? I always loved that place and there's a truck stop in Salina KS, can't remember the name now, but has/had the greatest showers. Large rainheads and TV's in the mirrors.

I had good tires on the rig but I just could't keep them together on the trailer for some reason.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/35 Hobby Boss Fieseler Storch
1/72 Hasegawa Nell
1/48 Tamiya Swordfish

In Que

1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/700 Tamiya King George V
1/72 Academy FW-190 A

 

  • Member since
    January, 2005
  • From: Portland, Oregon
Posted by fantacmet on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 10:47 AM

Furthest east Ive been is Wisconsin and while I did grt through Iowa it was a small portion of it up north.  I mostly run western half.  Little America has some killer showers even have giant fat guy tubs.  Real marble.  Scalding hot water.  Big shower heads.  Oh yeah.

Tires on our trailers are all brand new high end tires as well.  Philosophy is take care of your equipment itll take care of you.  It works.  The trailers have VERY little downtime.

    

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  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 11:25 AM

Good on ya driver! My equipment, which also included a reefer, was older and therefore just ate me up keeping up with maintenance, but I never failed a level 1 inspection! Even those surprise level 2's the Highway Patrols like to pop on you and pull you over on the highway to do. My most miserable was a surprise level 3 during blowing winter conditions and -10 deg on Hwy 80 at night in Wyoming. The patrolman put me in the cramped cage in the backseat of his patrol vehicle and went through my logs (still had paper logs) and BOL. Passed again.

I should be able to get on the Merkava as soon as I settle in in Dallas. Really looking forward to itStick out tongue

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/35 Hobby Boss Fieseler Storch
1/72 Hasegawa Nell
1/48 Tamiya Swordfish

In Que

1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/700 Tamiya King George V
1/72 Academy FW-190 A

 

  • Member since
    April, 2010
Posted by Theuns on Friday, December 15, 2017 1:25 AM

I had a few minutes spare this morning so I started on the Italeri Mk9 spit. It ,sofar, has not impressed ma atall. The fit of the parts are not as good as I hae expected and rectifying it means either sanding all the detail off the bottom of the ailerons or filling and sanding the area ahead of them....not really somthing I want to do.

 

Pix to follow.

 

Theuns

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    January, 2005
  • From: Portland, Oregon
Posted by fantacmet on Saturday, December 16, 2017 12:22 AM

Ive never built an Italeri aircraft.  Only a Panzer IV which turned out great.  I built it for the Italeri GB many years back on here.

 

In answer to a question here is a photographic answer.

    

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Posted by Theuns on Saturday, December 16, 2017 8:15 AM

Italeri owerall is not to bad, did quite a few of them however this particular one is about one step way from being binned ....I value my sanity more than a 10$ kit!

 

Theuns

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, December 16, 2017 8:46 PM

Nice looking rig! The backdround looks like Nevada, Utah, somewhere in the west??

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/35 Hobby Boss Fieseler Storch
1/72 Hasegawa Nell
1/48 Tamiya Swordfish

In Que

1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/700 Tamiya King George V
1/72 Academy FW-190 A

 

  • Member since
    January, 2005
  • From: Portland, Oregon
Posted by fantacmet on Saturday, December 16, 2017 9:01 PM

Idaho actually.  I dont remember where though.

    

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    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, December 16, 2017 9:32 PM

I thought maybe but I didn't want to presume.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/35 Hobby Boss Fieseler Storch
1/72 Hasegawa Nell
1/48 Tamiya Swordfish

In Que

1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/700 Tamiya King George V
1/72 Academy FW-190 A

 

  • Member since
    April, 2010
Posted by Theuns on Saturday, December 16, 2017 11:05 PM

Just like here in sourhern Africa that is "big sky" country :-)

As for the Spitfire, it is beeing binned, I will give it to the kids to practice painting and decals on, I will not be waisting anymore effore on this very poor quality kit.

The fit is so bad that loads of filler and sanding would be needed, then al the detail is lost....

 

I will see later on if the budget allows for another model for this GB..

Theuns

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    January, 2005
  • From: Portland, Oregon
Posted by fantacmet on Sunday, December 17, 2017 1:40 AM

Been there.  Will save the spot for ya. 

    

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, December 17, 2017 7:08 AM

Ta, I have been looking for a 1/72 Revell Merkeva but none of my local shops have stock, only the 1/72 Trumpeter one is available at about 2.5 times the price :-(

 

Theuns

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