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75th Anniversary of 1943 (World at War)

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, April 28, 2019 7:27 PM
Hey Check can I still get in. I'm finally starting to settle in from the big move. I'd like to enter a Revellogram Bf110G-2 in 48th. Thanks TJ

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, April 29, 2019 7:42 PM

Nice to have you with this GB, too, tj.  I've added the 110 to the build roster.  Thanks for your participation.  Looking forward to watching your progress.

  

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Posted by scottrc on Monday, June 17, 2019 11:54 AM

Just popping in with a progress report on my 1/700 Lexington.

Got much of the PE installed, am all masked up and ready to lay on the top coat of 5N dark blue.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 3:12 PM

Looks like everything is coming along very fine, Scott.  Nice looking ship!

  

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Posted by scottrc on Friday, August 9, 2019 8:04 AM

Back to building, or painting again.  Doing touch ups and test fitting the deck.  

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, August 9, 2019 10:57 AM

Very sharp looking ship, Scott.  I always like the look of a carrier.

  

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Posted by scottrc on Sunday, August 11, 2019 8:31 AM

 Thanks Check,

More progress.....

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 8:57 PM

Great work, Scott.  Nicely applied subtle weathering on the flight deck.  How'd you achieve that?

  

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Posted by scottrc on Friday, August 16, 2019 4:25 PM

checkmateking02

Great work, Scott.  Nicely applied subtle weathering on the flight deck.  How'd you achieve that?

 

I spray a base coat of mahogany and teak, then light coats of deck gray and blue.  There is a lot more weathering left to do.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, August 17, 2019 9:41 AM

It's very effective, Scott.  

I tried some weathering with acrylics on USS Hammann last year, but I can't say that my skills were too good, so I cleaned it off.

I suppose I should practice more, but I hate to ruin a decent paint job with my indecent weathering attempts.

  

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Posted by scottrc on Sunday, September 8, 2019 9:27 AM

The radar suite(1943-mid 44) is installed and painted.  Ready to install the island to the rest of the assembly soon.

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Posted by scottrc on Monday, September 9, 2019 3:15 PM

Almost shakedown and sea trails time.  

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Posted by scottrc on Friday, October 11, 2019 9:25 AM

scottrc

The radar suite(1943-mid 44) is installed and painted.  Ready to install the island to the rest of the assembly soon.

 

 

Ha, I just noticed I put the kill marking display board decals on, but these were not done until early 45.  I wonder if I should leave them?  

I got caught with several fauxpaws with this kit because everthing is pretty much set up for the ship as it looked at the end of the war.  

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, October 11, 2019 12:32 PM

Amazing work, Scott!  Just look at all those little radars!

As for the decals:  leave 'em on.

  

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Posted by scottrc on Monday, October 21, 2019 2:36 PM

Left everything the way it is.

Almost done!  Airwings reporting and being piped aboard/

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Posted by scottrc on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 1:04 PM

Its complete, ya!

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 5:00 PM

Well, done, Scott.  She looks as good in 1943 as she does in 1944.  Nice work on the rigging, too.  And what an array of radar!  

Thanks for taking part in this GB.  It's always good to have you aboard.

Do you have a preference for the finish photo?

  

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Posted by scottrc on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 10:43 AM

Lets go with this one

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 3:50 PM

Finished photo is up on the front page now, Scott.

Thanks for participating in the GB.  Always good to see your work!

  

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Posted by Tomcat on Sunday, December 8, 2019 11:16 PM

I'd like to join this group build with these two: 

Supporting the beleaguered Germans in their increasingly desperate fight on the Eastern front are these two formidable machines.

 

Mark aka Tomcat

 On the workbench: Monogram 1/48 F-5E Agressor; Revell 1/72 B-24D liberator; AMT 1/48 HS 129B; AMT Romulan Warbird

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, December 9, 2019 3:44 PM

Hey, Tom!

the two photos are not showing up; I don't know if it's just my computer or some other issue going on.

Good to have you taking up this GB!  Always a pleasure to see your work.

  

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Posted by Tomcat on Monday, December 9, 2019 4:28 PM
I've re-edited the post, Can you see them now?

Mark aka Tomcat

 On the workbench: Monogram 1/48 F-5E Agressor; Revell 1/72 B-24D liberator; AMT 1/48 HS 129B; AMT Romulan Warbird

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, December 9, 2019 5:42 PM

Yes, they are there in all their glory.  I've added them to the build roster.  Thanks!

  

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Posted by docidle on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 1:17 AM

It’s been a bit but here are some updates to my Merit 1/48 Elco Early PT Boat.

Steve

Some scratch building for missing details

Gap issues that needed attention.

 

       

 

 

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Posted by docidle on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 9:59 PM

Next installment. Adding more scratch built details and closing everything up.

Steve

One of the issues was switching the day cabin’s hatch from port/starboard to fore/aft.

The next part to work was the gaps between the deck and chart house as well as the trim that was around certain parts of the chart house, gun turrets and day cabin.

Next was turning the heater into a boat locker.

And finally, priming everything in Black.

       

 

 

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Posted by docidle on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 8:28 PM

This updates deal with the .50 cal M2’s. My plan was to replace the plastic barrels, which were just fine but remember I wasn’t going to change or scratch build anything on this kit.... 

I found on evilBay a 1/48 set of Ma deuces which included flash suppressors from Master Model. Following the directions (?) I proceeded to ambutate the plastic barrels, drill holes and insert said metal barrels. So the first set came out fine as shown. Of course, according to Murphy, if something is going to go sideways it usually does so at the end. I was on the last barrel and the drill did go sideways and it was all over. 

I’ll leave it at that tonight and show the work around I finally came up with tomorrow.

Steve

       

 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 8:59 PM

Aw, Steve--very sorry for you and the .50's about the drill mishap.  I think we've all experienced the same sorts of trauma somewhere along the way.  Still, you recovered well.

It's a great looking boat!  Wonderful detail and construction.  You can be pleased!

  

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Posted by Tomcat on Friday, January 10, 2020 12:32 PM

Beginning work on the Henschel 129B. Opening up the box and checking contents. I am looking it over and working out in my mind the plan of attack, so to speak...

Options for building 2 versions. Since this is for 1943, I'll go with the earlier version...

and the 1944-45 version...

Mark aka Tomcat

 On the workbench: Monogram 1/48 F-5E Agressor; Revell 1/72 B-24D liberator; AMT 1/48 HS 129B; AMT Romulan Warbird

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, January 11, 2020 1:33 AM

Lots and lots of stuff there, Mark.  Should keep ya busy!

  

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