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75th Anniversary of 1943 (World at War)

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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 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 Aggressor; AMT Enterprise 1701-A; Revell 1/72 B-24 Liberator; AMT Henschel HS 129B

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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 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 Aggressor; AMT Enterprise 1701-A; Revell 1/72 B-24 Liberator; AMT Henschel HS 129B

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

Lets go with this one

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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 Tuesday, October 22, 2019 1:04 PM

Its complete, ya!

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

Almost shakedown and sea trails time.  

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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 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 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 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 Sunday, August 11, 2019 8:31 AM

 Thanks Check,

More progress.....

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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 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 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 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 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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  • From: Naples, FL
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 crown r n7 on Thursday, April 25, 2019 9:13 AM

Thank you Scott for watching and you comments.

Nick.

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Posted by scottrc on Thursday, April 25, 2019 8:06 AM

Great looking B-24 Crown.  Congrats on a fine model.

Scott

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 1:16 PM

Front page is now updated with the photo, Nick.

Thanks again for your participation.  

  

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Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, April 22, 2019 3:45 PM

Thank you  CM I like the last one also and I’ll start on the other track for gb 44

Nick.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, April 22, 2019 3:04 PM

Exquisite Liberator, Nick, in construction and finish.

Do you have a preference for the front-page photo?  I'd assume the last one, that shows the nose art.

Thanks for being part of the GB.  Be glad to see you in '44!

  

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Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, April 22, 2019 10:38 AM

Thank you CM for letting take part in this GB. I tried to take the best photos I could. This model is just too big. I cant remember when I bought this kit but I started it in 1/28/18 and finished it 4/22/19, 1yr,4 months,22days my new record for longest build.

Academy 1/72 B-24D. Painted with tamiya acrylics, weathered with master touch oil paint and chalk.

The decals are from kits world representing The witch 343BS 98BG Libyan Desert 1943.

On return from the Ploesti raid, it was jumped by 6 Bf-109's she crashed landed in Dubrovnik Croatia where 8 crew were POW the other 4 escaped.

next 1944 GB.......

Nick.

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