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75th Anniversary of 1943 (World at War)

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Posted by rooster513 on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 6:55 AM

Really great work going on everybody!

Checkmate - Can I jump in this one with Eduard's 1/48 FW190 A-5? I'm building it for the Pride of the Luftwaffe GB and would like to do a crossover with this GB if possible.

-Andy

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 8:13 AM

Glad to have you and the FW190, rooster.  I'll update the build roster.  

Welcome to the GB!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by rooster513 on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 10:55 AM

Thanks Check! Here's the scheme I'll be going with, Walter Nowotny.

 

I've managed to finish up the cockpit. I made a cushion out of millput and added some HGW seatbelts. As others have said they were a exercise in patience for sure but I'm pretty happy with how they came out. Better then PE for this scale (1/48)?...not too sure. I had a pretty good system for assemblying them by the end but they still took me awhile. I do like the way they look and maybe the next set will go together easier. Anyway, here is a quick picture...

I've got MRP paints to try on this one so I'm looking forward to that!

 

 

 

 

-Andy

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Posted by Griffin25 on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 1:48 PM

Holy cow Andy those seatbelts look real! The finish on them is spot on and the harware, wow. Is that real fabric or what?

 

Griffin

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Posted by rooster513 on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 2:00 PM

Thanks Griffin! HGW calls it a "real textile microfiber", it's basically paper. They take a bit to put together in 1/48th scale and I had a heck of a time getting them glued into place. They constantly wanted to bounce back straight. The directions say not to use CA glue but it was the only thing I could get them to stay in place with.

-Andy

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 4:56 PM

That's a superb looking cockpit, Andy.  Very realistic!  Outstanding work!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 8:15 PM

Those harnesses are fantastic. Nice work Andy.

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, June 07, 2018 2:58 AM

Andy, great work on that pit, those belts came out great and really like the cushion. I keep forgetting about Miliput for stuff like that.

Interested to see how you get on with MRP.

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

 

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  • From: Berkeley CA/St. Paul MN
Posted by EBergerud on Friday, June 08, 2018 2:35 AM

I've been following Adam Wilder's long step by step build (maybe 5 hours altogether). He's doing a KV-1, which is close enough to a T-34. Wilder is very keen on chipping so I went along with it. First off, in the real world I think armor would have been heavily chipped, but not often down to the metal and there would have been few Rooskie tanks that hung around enough to get heavily rusted. Wilder has a better hand than I do (he's one of the best armor modelers on the planet) but in the real world a lot of his stuff is probably over weathered. I certainly did too much chipping (although the light in the photo amplifies the difference in the light color chipping) especially when deciding to add rust. So why do it? First, I want to try these techniques. And Wilder is using dozens of steps. This guarantees an over-weathered model. It certainly won't be the first, and I think I'll pick up things that will help AFV weathering in many future builds. I've also got a detail pic here - from five feet away, it looks actually looks okay.

I'm optimistic for the build. This is a Kursk tank. That means we'll be burying a lot of mistakes with pigments. This model of T-34 would have been built in late 42, early 43. Kursk was unusal in one regard - because Hitler wanted to bring in the Panthers and throw everything available into the offensive it was delayed until about July 4. The Soviets were deploying forces into the salient in a big way by May. Durng this time units were moved around a lot. Both sides conducted serious training exercises. So its likely that a Soviet tank at Kursk was older than in other battles. (They did lose them fast.) There was periodic rain in the summer after the spring mud-bath. The terrain includes a lot of brush, wooded areas and small farms (a few still operating). Anyway, many Soviet vehicles would have quite worn. And this was the steppe. Everything that moved or walked would have been blanketed with dust. There will be a lot of pigments - mostly dry. And if needed I can remove much of the chipping by reapplying shades of the base coat by hand - it looks like fading. We'll see. And I still intend to make a base. And I've promised Bish a Tomahawk for the Commonwealth Build. Busy.

Eric

 chip1 by Eric Bergerud, on Flickr

 

A model boat is much cheaper than a real one and won't sink with you in it.

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Posted by rooster513 on Friday, June 08, 2018 8:10 AM

Thanks guys, I appreciate it!

Eric - Great work on the weathering!

-Andy

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, June 08, 2018 9:09 AM

Nice progress, Eric.  That is a well-used tank!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by rooster513 on Friday, June 08, 2018 1:57 PM

Making some progress on the 190. I decided to drill out the flat moldled in cooling vents and add some strips of styrene to give the area a little depth. I made this same modification to the last 190 I built but last time I used brass sheet which looked a little better because they were thinner but I ended up with CA glue blobs when attaching them. The styrene made for a much cleaner joint. I'm happy with how they turned out...

 

 

-Andy

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  • From: Worcester, England.
Posted by aeroplanegripper on Friday, June 08, 2018 3:36 PM

Some really great builds coming together on this GB.

Hi everyone, over the last week I have made a start on the Tamiya F-4U1 Birdcage Corsair. Been a bit limited on a what I have had time to do, but the main goal was to work on the cockpit tub and the really detailed Pratt & Whitney R-2800 engine. So to help me out with all the fine detail this kit has, a trusty source of info.

The engine was made of 4 parts,including the rear firewall and exhaust stubs. I airbrushed it Flat Aluminium (Alclad) and Humbrol Light Sea Grey. Details with Gunmetal and Aluminium (Humbrol).Then a wash of Flory Models Black finished off with an Alclad Gloss with a touch of Humbrol Aluminium dry brushing.

 I also tried out the famous or infamous Salmon Pink primer that early Corsairs had up to 1943, in the wheel bays. Im not sure if this actual aircraft had them, but it was woth having a go. So I used after trial and error, Xtracolour SAS Red/Pink with a mixture of Zinc Chromate and Flat White. This was then towned down a little with a flat coat, Black Wash and dry brushed with Aluminium.

 The cockpit went together really well, and with the addition of some Eduard PE for the IP and seat belts,that will be it. Paint for the sidewalls and the cockpit tub was Alclad USAAF Interior Green.

 Thats it for now, tomorrow ill try to get the fuselage put together and the wings. Thanks for looking.

Best Regards

Mark

"bis vivit qui bene vivit"

 

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Friday, June 08, 2018 6:08 PM

I'm enjoying the detailed updates Eric, thanks.

Nice work on the Corsair AG, it's coming along quickly.

Those vent look very good Andy, even and thin.

Cheers

Tony

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Posted by EBergerud on Saturday, June 09, 2018 12:02 AM
Mark The 1/48 Tamiya Corsair is a famous kit - which I happen to have, so I'm interested. It came out along with their P-51, P-47 and led to the great A6M3 and A6M5. Fabulous company. I don't spend a lot of time on things you can't see - will never win awards for a cockpit for instance, nor for an engine. (Black basing soaks up enough time.) Andy, the YTube "Mediocre Modeler" Hobby Shop owner (actually makes great videos and is remarkably efficient) has a great tip. Vallejo makes a metallic pigment - dark gun metal like color - and it perks up something like an engine splendidly. It does look different than dry brushing. Eric

 

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Posted by aeroplanegripper on Saturday, June 09, 2018 1:18 AM

Andy, those cooling vents look great mate.Nice improvement.

Best Regards

Mark

"bis vivit qui bene vivit"

 

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, June 09, 2018 9:14 AM

The cooling vents turned out really well, Andy.  I have the same problem with CA often--it can produce blobs where you don't want them.  

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, June 09, 2018 9:18 AM

Outstanding work all around, Mark.  Great looking engine and cockpit.

I haven't seen one of the D&S books in a looooong time.  I have one on the B-17; it was very useful.

Hadn't heard about the pink color used on Corsairs, so there's something new I learned.

 

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, June 09, 2018 7:16 PM

Check, I'm done with the Scharnhorst but I want go get a plaque for it and take better pictures. Here it is complete without the plaque.

Steve

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Too many projects to list. 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, June 10, 2018 8:33 AM

Looks great, Steve; very ship-shape and the sea base is a perfect setting.  Outstanding work, as we have come to expect from you!

I'll add it to the finished-build photos after you complete the plaque.

And just for information--I have to be at a convention till Tuesday, and I won't have access to a computer, so I won't be able to look in on things till I get home again.

 

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by scottrc on Sunday, June 10, 2018 7:27 PM

Excellent work Steve.  

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Posted by Griffin25 on Sunday, June 10, 2018 7:56 PM

That looks superb Steve. I see what you mean with the way the ripples the directions they're going. Divergent to the path of the ship sort of. Looks more realistic. Great job. 

 

Griffin

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Posted by scottrc on Sunday, June 10, 2018 8:56 PM

Well, I think I am starting, at least I opened the box tonight.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, June 10, 2018 9:46 PM

Thanks Check, Scott and Griffin.

I'm taling it to EagelQuest and I'll see how it makes out.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

Too many projects to list. 

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Posted by Bish on Monday, June 11, 2018 5:26 AM

Steve, superb work as always. Great model and the base is just outstanding.

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

 

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Posted by Bish on Monday, June 11, 2018 5:28 AM

Great start Mark, that engine does look nice.

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

 

On the bench: Rudel Stage 3

                     Academy 1/72nd Apache AH.1

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Posted by Bish on Monday, June 11, 2018 5:30 AM

Nice work Andy. It does look much better with those open.

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

 

On the bench: Rudel Stage 3

                     Academy 1/72nd Apache AH.1

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Posted by Bish on Monday, June 11, 2018 5:31 AM

Looking good Eric.

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

 

On the bench: Rudel Stage 3

                     Academy 1/72nd Apache AH.1

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  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Monday, June 11, 2018 9:26 AM

Good luck at Eaglequest Steve.  I know you will really enjoy it.  I can't make it, got a training class I have to partake in that week.  

Scott

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Posted by ManCityFan on Monday, June 11, 2018 9:49 AM

Excellent job on that ship, Steve.  Looking forward to your video tutorial.  Let us know how you make out at the convention.

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

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