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75th Anniversary of 1943 (World at War)

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, February 16, 2020 4:14 PM

That's looking very good, Steve.  Nice work getting the demarcation between the green and the red.  Sharp and seaworthy!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by docidle on Sunday, February 16, 2020 9:17 PM

Thank you sir! As I said in the post, I usually lay down the Black, then the Red and finish off with the hull color, but the shape of the hull makes it REALLY difficult to mask off for the hull color. So I ended up laying down the Tropical Green then the Red. Hopefully that information will help anyone who might be building this kit or the Late War version.

Steve

       

 

 

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Posted by docidle on Sunday, February 16, 2020 9:27 PM

I’m stuck on the life raft. The kit has an fine one but not great. So I purchase a 3D version from Shapeways and it’s much better. However, I’m not satisfied quite yet. I want to detail it a bit more but I’ve given up on superdetailing it. The first photo shows what a ”standard“ raft looks like. The last two shows the one I purchased.

I’m trying to figure out a way to secure a line around the edge. Of this was in 1/35 scale I would detail all the rest but not now. If anyone has any ideas on how I can secure a line around this I would be eternally grateful!

Steve

 

       

 

 

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Posted by docidle on Sunday, February 16, 2020 9:32 PM

scottrc

Almost shakedown and sea trails time.  

 

Scott,

Your Lexington looks awesome! Beautifully done sir.

Steve

       

 

 

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Posted by docidle on Sunday, February 16, 2020 9:35 PM

crown r n7

Here is my updated pic with pannel wash and chalks for exhaust stains need to start on the belly now. I still masking that nose. I dont know whats worse masking or BMF.

 

Dang Crown, that plane looks great. I agree with Scott, nice paneling and streaking on a well laid down paint job.

Steve

       

 

 

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Posted by docidle on Sunday, February 16, 2020 9:38 PM

Top notch work Nick. You have got to be pleased with the results and if you’re not, then you should be!

Steve

       

 

 

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Posted by docidle on Sunday, February 16, 2020 10:03 PM

While trying to figure out the raft situation, my fingers became itchy... so..... I decided that the aft .50 cal canvas dodger needed some detailing. I first stripped some speaker wire and then then drilled holes around the upper edge just below the frame. Then I started sewing wire around the dodger. My first 20 or so attempts were unsuccessful to say the least. I would get to a certain point and the wire would break. So, I kept creating longer and longer pieces of wire until I was successful.

Of course I destroyed all the har work I had previously done blending the two halves together. Also, I found that the canvas had been sewn together vertically fore and aft. I tried the wire and it was a mess, so I looked on evilBay and found PE stitching in 1/48 that can used on WWI aircraft. I’ll clean everything up later.

You can follow along with the photos and see the dry fitted guns.

Steve

       

 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, February 17, 2020 6:03 PM

Your attention to detail and skill is amazing, Steve!  Seeing what you've done with the gun tubs, I think you'll find ways to detail the life raft.  Very, very nice!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by docidle on Friday, February 21, 2020 8:35 PM

checkmateking02

Your attention to detail and skill is amazing, Steve!  Seeing what you've done with the gun tubs, I think you'll find ways to detail the life raft.  Very, very nice!

 

Thanks Boss!

       

 

 

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Posted by docidle on Friday, February 21, 2020 8:38 PM

Got the mufflers on and painted, so here’s a shot of the stern.

Steve

 

       

 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, February 23, 2020 3:53 PM

Neat work, painting them in place like that! Yes

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Tomcat on Sunday, April 5, 2020 11:41 AM

 

 

Finally some progress to report on the Henschel. Here are the some of the sub assemblie completed. Landing gear, props, and engine nacelles, cockpit...

main giun and cockpit masked...

The model is assembled and ready for priming. I used gull grey, a nice neutral grey...

Another feable attempt at preshading. I really have got to work at that...

Next update will be color appiled, decaling and the final results. See you soon.

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/48 F20 (in Aggressor colors); AMT Romulan Warbird; Monogram 1/48 Me 262

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, April 6, 2020 4:25 PM

Looking good, Mark.  You did a nice job getting the stripe on the prop spinners.  I've always found those things a challenge to mask and paint.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Tomcat on Monday, April 6, 2020 8:33 PM

Thanks for the comments. About those stripes. They are are a pain, so truth be told, I used thin decals. Maybe that's taking the easy way out, but iot works for me and this is suposed to be fun, right?

Anyway, here the color has been applied and the decal application has begun...

The underside "blue" has completely covered my "preshading". I think I'm going to give up on that.

So with no further ado, here it is all finished, with a bit of weathering. I tried to how some paint chipping along the forward edges of the wings. My thinking was this bird was operating in some primative conditions at some forward makeshift runway.

Thanks for looking. And now onto the Stuka.

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/48 F20 (in Aggressor colors); AMT Romulan Warbird; Monogram 1/48 Me 262

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 7:10 PM

Great looking, very colorful plane, Mark.  Excellent work!

Do you have a preference for the finish photo?  Pick one and I'll post it!

Thanks for participating in the GB.  It's been a pleasure seeing your work come together.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Tomcat on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 11:04 PM

I'm thinking the 8th photo down. (The port side 3/4 view from above), if that works for you. Thanks for letting me participate.

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/48 F20 (in Aggressor colors); AMT Romulan Warbird; Monogram 1/48 Me 262

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, April 9, 2020 3:24 PM

Got it, Mark.  Thanks for contributing to the GB.  Great looking plane!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by 68GT on Saturday, May 30, 2020 6:45 PM

My 1943 contribution is a December 1943 Rusian front Ju-87D-5.  Kit is the 1/72 Fujimi Ju87D with Print Scale decals that I hope work for me.

On Ed's bench, ???

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, May 30, 2020 8:25 PM

Looks like an excellent project, Ed.  I've updated the build roster.  Thanks for your participation!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, June 14, 2020 6:32 PM

Just started this yesterday. Going together very quickly

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 4:59 PM

I missed this one till today, tj.  Sorry!

Looks like a fine start.  Great-looking construction!  

 

 

 

 

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Posted by 68GT on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 1:59 PM

I finally got started on the Stuka last night.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 8:38 PM

It will be interesting and educational to see how this builds up, Ed.  I built Airfix's old version years ago--and almost did Revell's, until I dropped it on the floor.  I have some Stuka decals around, so I'll probably be doing more in the future.

It's looking good so far!  Any comments about parts-fit?

 

 

 

 

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Posted by 68GT on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 4:01 PM
I really like the Fujimi Stukas. This is my first D model I've built by them but its going just as well as the B/R ones I've done in the past.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 4:44 PM

Sounds good, Ed.  When I'm in the market for a new one, I'll try one.  

 

 

 

 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, August 6, 2020 7:05 AM

Almost ready for paint

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, August 6, 2020 3:21 PM

Good job pre-shading, tj.  Looking forward to seeing more!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by 68GT on Friday, August 7, 2020 7:52 AM

Just a photo of the Stuka glued together with some lite sanding without any putty.

Since this subject had the spats removed I was trying to think of how I was going to do this when I found these at Victory Models.

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, August 7, 2020 10:24 AM

Your Stuka is looking good so far 68! I’m curious to see how those wheel yokes attach to the kit parts.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by 68GT on Friday, August 7, 2020 1:25 PM
Not sure either but I'll figure something out as the spats are hollow.

On Ed's bench, ???

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