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75th Anniversary of 1943 (World at War)

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Posted by 68GT on Sunday, September 27, 2020 12:59 PM

Lots of great progress going on in here.

The 87 D got some love also lately.

On Ed's bench, ???

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, September 27, 2020 1:44 PM

Looks like you got the landing gear struts squared away, Ed.  Looking good!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, September 27, 2020 8:07 PM

More progress

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, September 28, 2020 5:49 PM

Lots of complicated masking, there.  Good work!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, October 2, 2020 8:39 PM

Oh so close to finishing 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, October 2, 2020 8:42 PM

Turned out excellent, tj!  Looks great!  It's a paint scheme I don't think I've seen.

Does that cat's paw belong to your assistant?

 

 

 

 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, October 2, 2020 8:59 PM
Actually that's a towel hanging below my bench. But I do have a few assistants on occasion

 

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Posted by 68GT on Sunday, October 4, 2020 4:41 PM

Between Friday and today I got a base coat down on the 87D. I didn't get all anal with getting the splinter perfect cause I figured most of it will be covered anyways when I start the winter camo.

On Ed's bench, ???

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, October 4, 2020 6:43 PM

Well I'm calling this done. Fantastic kit. Would recommend the Eduard/Accurate Miniatures P-39 to everyone

345thFS/350FG Maisom Blanche, Algeria April 1943

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, October 4, 2020 9:42 PM

Well, I never would have guessed it wasn't a cat's arm!  Now that I know what it is, I can see the "towel-ishness."

Beautiful P-39, tj.  Excellent construction, finish and markings!

Which photo do you like for the finish-page?

Thanks for taking part in the GB.  It's been great to see your work.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, October 4, 2020 9:46 PM

Looks good, Ed.  Nice complimenting colors.  What brand of paint did you use?  I've always used MM's Luftwaffe colors.  With Testors out of the picture, I'll probably move toward Humbrol or Colorcoats (if the stuff resumes shipping to the US).

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, October 5, 2020 6:59 AM
Let's go with the first one

 

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Posted by 68GT on Monday, October 5, 2020 7:07 AM

checkmateking02

What brand of paint did you use?  I've always used MM's Luftwaffe colors.  With Testors out of the picture, 

I'm still working with some MM enamel that I have.  Not sure what I'm going to do when I cant find any more.

On Ed's bench, ???

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, October 8, 2020 1:50 PM

Thanks, tj.  Front page is updated with the photo.  Looks really good.

I appreciate your participation in the GB.  Thanks again for taking part!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by 68GT on Thursday, October 15, 2020 8:08 PM

So I had some me time where all the problems of life disappeared for a while and the only thoughts were camo. It's not exactly like the artwork on the decal sheet I figured that they had their artistic freedom then so can I. I haven't been able to pull up any photos of the aircraft so now I'm stumped as to what the upper surfaces of the wings and the horizontal stabilizers looked like. 

By the way I used a white extra fine Sharpie Paint pen for the camo.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, October 15, 2020 10:46 PM

That is fantastic!  What a great job you did applying the white camouflage.  Remarkable!  Congratulations!  That is truly eye-catching!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by 68GT on Friday, October 16, 2020 1:13 PM

Thanks, I'm tempted to continue the camo on the wings also. I cant see this being done to the fuselage and the wings being left as is or being totally white washed. You never know though since I've seen some pretty unconventional Luftwaffe field camo.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, October 16, 2020 5:03 PM

Sounds reasonable; and if there aren't any photos in existence, who's going to know for sure?

 

 

 

 

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Posted by 68GT on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 3:19 PM

Wow, I cant believe it's been over 2 weeks already. I sat down and got working on the upper surfaces of the wings & stabilizers and my paint pen ran out. I'll have to remember to pick a new one up on the way home from work tomorrow.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 11:09 PM

Looks very consistent with the fuselage.  Really sharp camouflage.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by 68GT on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 4:09 PM
Thanks! I'll have to try another Michal's or maybe a Hobby Lobby. The one I stopped at on the way home was low on stock on many things but Christmas. Including most of the extra fine paint pens in all colors.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, November 5, 2020 9:02 PM

Maybe you mentioned it and I missed it, Ed, but are these loaded with acrylic paint--or some other type?

 

 

 

 

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Posted by 68GT on Friday, November 6, 2020 6:01 AM
I've seen both but I've been using the oil ones by Sharpie. Michael's didn't have any in the color or size I was looking for though. Maybe this weekend I can get out and find some.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, November 6, 2020 4:44 PM

I'll have to check out Michael's next time I'm near one.  These markers would come in handy at times.  Thanks.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by 68GT on Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:45 AM

While I'm posting here is a progress shot of the 87D.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, November 26, 2020 4:38 PM

Nice work, Ed.  Reminds me of a few snow storms I've been in.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Theuns on Friday, November 27, 2020 11:24 PM

Hi. would like to join with mu 1/35 ICM BM13 Katusia.

 

I just started the chassis on wednessday. 

 

Theuns

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, November 28, 2020 9:50 AM

Of course!  Welcome to the GB, Theuns!  I'll add your project to the build roster.

Glad to have you participate.

 

 

 

 

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  • From: South west, PA
Posted by Tomcat on Monday, December 7, 2020 10:51 PM

Started on my Stuka, the 2nd one for this GB. With only a few weeks left, I am putting this one on the fast track...

 

 

Only a few seams to fill then its off to paint.

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/48 F20 (as a MIG 28, in Aggressor colors); Monogram 1/72 F-15E Strike Eagle; Hasegawa 1/48 JU-87B2 and a Monogram 1/24 '69 Pontiac GTO

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 5:30 PM

Nice work, Mark!  Excellent, detailed interior.  Great!

 

 

 

 

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