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75th Anniversary of 1943 (World at War)

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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 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 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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  • From: New Jersey
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 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 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 F5E Tiger II Aggressor; AMT Romulan Warbird;

Monogram 1/72 EF-111A Raven; 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 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 F5E Tiger II Aggressor; AMT Romulan Warbird;

Monogram 1/72 EF-111A Raven; 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 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 F5E Tiger II Aggressor; AMT Romulan Warbird;

Monogram 1/72 EF-111A Raven; Monogram 1/48 Me 262

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 9:32 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 9:27 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 9:17 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 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 Saturday, February 15, 2020 11:28 PM

Some updates on the Elco. I’m stuck on the life raft presently. I want to detail a 3D printed raft I picked up from Shapeways. Anyway, enjoy.

Steve

Here’s a bit of the painting process. I use Colourcoats enamel paints mainly for the perfect matches to the colors I need. I had to reverse the process I usually use painting ships to get the demarcation between the Tropical Green and Norfolk Red. 

 

 

       

 

 

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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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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 F5E Tiger II Aggressor; AMT Romulan Warbird;

Monogram 1/72 EF-111A Raven; Monogram 1/48 Me 262

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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 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 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 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 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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