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75th Anniversary of 1943 (World at War)

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Posted by scottrc on Monday, August 06, 2018 10:25 AM

Excellent work on the Corsair Mark.

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Posted by docidle on Saturday, August 18, 2018 2:18 AM

Here are some images of the test fittings of the various subassemblies.  

Enjoy

Doc(Steve)

 

       

 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, August 18, 2018 9:33 AM

Really nice, Doc.  Great looking kit.  PE enhances the details very well.  Good work!

  

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Posted by docidle on Monday, August 20, 2018 12:00 AM

Thanks CK. I’m hoping to get some paint on her this week.

Doc(Steve)

       

 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, August 20, 2018 3:18 PM

docidle

Thanks CK. I’m hoping to get some paint on her this week.

Doc(Steve)

 
That'll be great to see.  What kind/color paint are you planning on?

  

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Posted by docidle on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 12:04 AM

checkmateking02

 

 
docidle

Thanks CK. I’m hoping to get some paint on her this week.

Doc(Steve)

 

 

 
That'll be great to see.  What kind/color paint are you planning on?
 

Since this an early Elco 80’, I’m going to paint her with ColourCoats Tropical Green. I want to add some fading and weathering, etc... at least that’s the plan. I have some Model Master .50cal barrels with flash suppressors that I’m trying to get up the courage to install.

Doc

       

 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 2:49 PM

That sounds good, Doc.  Tropical green is a pleasing color to the eye.  I used it and MTB Green on the 1/700 scale PT's.  It will look good on your bigger version, too.

  

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Posted by docidle on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 11:39 PM

CK,

WOW! And in 1/700 scale! Did you use an electron microscope to build them?! Those are impressive to say the least. It looks like you have two in Trop Green and one in ? 

Doc(Steve)

       

 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, August 24, 2018 8:53 AM

Thanks, Doc.

I used the Tropical Green for two of them, and MTB Green for one.  

  

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Posted by docidle on Sunday, August 26, 2018 11:27 PM

More gap work and scratch building. The forward windows of the chart house needed filling There was a large gap in front of the forward gun tub and minor gaps that need filling. 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, August 27, 2018 8:22 PM

Sharp work, Steve.  Nice, neat work!

  

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Posted by scottrc on Thursday, September 06, 2018 10:50 AM

I got the kit and signed up for this GB in February, and last night I started on it.  Whew, what a lot of parts.  Where to begin?

The fit on these Dragon kits is really superb.  I used the Randolf kit as a base to build the Oriskany.

Test fitting the inner hull to see how much sub-assembly I plan to do before painting.

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, September 06, 2018 2:53 PM

The Oriskany is one sharp looking ship.  Excellent work!

Looking forward to following your build, since i have a Dragon "Atlanta" and a few destroyers.

  

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, September 09, 2018 12:45 PM

Check, The Scharnhorst won 1st place at the Fort Worth IPMS SuperCon yesterday. Surprise

I brought 2 builds (1/35 Fieseler Storch the other....won second) and brought home 2 awards.

Now it's on its way to Boise to hopefully be taken to the Salt Lake show....then retired. A far better destiny than the 1/1 scale version.

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Posted by PFJN on Sunday, September 09, 2018 9:16 PM

Congratulations Smile

1st Group Build

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Posted by scottrc on Monday, September 10, 2018 3:44 PM

Supercon Ft Worth was this weekend?  ARRRRGH!  I forgot to put that on my calendar, so much has been going on I spaced it off, it would had been a great time to meet up.

I am so happy for you Steve.  Best of luck at Salt Lake City.

Scott

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, September 10, 2018 5:51 PM

Congratulations!  You certainly earned it.  

  

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, September 10, 2018 6:17 PM

Thanks guys!

Scott, that would have been great, especially if Lewbud and Mopar Madness and come as well, we could have all gone out for lunch.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 4:18 AM

Steve, a huge well done, its deffinetly well deserved.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Fw 200C-8

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 4:19 AM

Some nice ship builds going on here guys, will certainly be watching these.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Fw 200C-8

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Thursday, September 13, 2018 6:17 PM

Congrats Steve, very well earned.

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, September 13, 2018 7:59 PM

Cheers Bish and Tony. 

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Posted by scottrc on Thursday, October 04, 2018 5:03 PM

I got some work done on the Lex over the past week, but will be stoping for a while to focus on WW1 battleships.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, October 04, 2018 9:12 PM

Which kit is that Scott?

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Posted by scottrc on Friday, October 05, 2018 11:04 AM

Its the Dragon 1/700 Lexington and its a really nice kit.  I was told it was OOP but Scale Hobbiest had it in stock, so I got one.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, October 05, 2018 5:23 PM

Looks good, Scott!  Good looking Lex!

  

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Posted by crown r n7 on Sunday, March 31, 2019 9:15 AM

great stuff guy's Im getting around to this B-24 painted deiceing boots started to mask small windows props are done I just cant stay focused on this thing.

Nick.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, April 01, 2019 2:57 PM

It's good to view your progress, Nick.  Looks like you managed to merge the nose and the rest of the fuselage very well.

Good job!

 

  

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Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, April 02, 2019 6:22 PM

CM thank you this kit has been a challenge.Im attacking this build a little different, but for now I preshaded the top with tamiya red brown then the underside neutral gray. I sprayed the top with a dusting of desert yellow Im thinking of blending in some other colors due to the dusty environment more to follow. I know I left the tank tracks in the pic thats for the 1944 GB king tiger lol...

Nick.

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, April 03, 2019 12:13 PM

I painted the underside with tamiya light seagray..

Nick.

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