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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 Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:31 PM

That's tragic, Steve!  What happened?  Such a great looking craft!

I've posted the finished photo on the front page.  Thanks for building and being part of the GB.  You did a really fine job.

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Tempe AZ
Posted by docidle on Thursday, January 21, 2021 1:44 PM

CK,

Due to an accident, I lost all my ship models. So here is the photo you might want to post as finished and some of the damaged photos.

Steve

 

       

 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, January 10, 2021 9:48 PM

Glad you enjoyed the GB's, Mark.  It was fun and (I thought) a necessary way to honor all those who endured those six years.

Thanks again for participating.  Your finish photo is up and running!

 

 

 

 

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    April 2019
  • From: South west, PA
Posted by Tomcat on Sunday, January 10, 2021 3:07 PM

Thanks for the kind words. I really liked doing the GB's of WWII. Even though I came late to the Party, I did manage 8 builds over the 6 different sets of years.

I think either one of the last two pics would be OK. Thanks again.

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/24 '69 Pontiac GTO; Monogram 1/48 UH-1C Huey Hog; and a Monogram 1/67 (box scale) B-26 Invader

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, January 9, 2021 9:40 PM

Great work, Mark.  Lovely to look at!

I'm very glad you participated in the GB and finished up the Stuka.  Always a pleasure to see what you work up.

You've got a lot of good photos here; any favorite for the finish photo?

 

 

 

 

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  • From: South west, PA
Posted by Tomcat on Saturday, January 9, 2021 3:43 PM

checkmateking02

Thanks, Mark.  I don't usually prime, because I don't want to add another layer that might obscure details--but it looks like if acrylics are used, primer has to go on first.

 

Yes, I would say that is sound advice.

Now onto the Eastern front where this Stuka is prepped for another sortie against the Red Army...

This one's been fun to build. I only wish I could have gotten all of mine completed by the end of the year. So there you have it.

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/24 '69 Pontiac GTO; Monogram 1/48 UH-1C Huey Hog; and a Monogram 1/67 (box scale) B-26 Invader

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, January 8, 2021 10:26 PM

Thanks, Mark.  I don't usually prime, because I don't want to add another layer that might obscure details--but it looks like if acrylics are used, primer has to go on first.

 

 

 

 

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  • From: South west, PA
Posted by Tomcat on Friday, January 8, 2021 10:11 PM

checkmateking02

Excellent, Mark.  I like the vivid colors, and the decals bring everything together.

Thanks for the information about the paint.  What brand of primer do you use?

 

 

I don't have any hard and fast rules for priming. It depends on the color of the base plastic as it relates to the color of the model. Generally I don't prime unless I need a uniform light (white or grey) base. And then I will use just about anything as a primer. 

Alot of times I have used Model Master enamals, Aircraft grey, Light Ghost grey, Light gull grey for example as primers. Other times I've used Tamiya grey or white primer in the rattle can and still other times I'll use Rustoleum primer from Walmart. Each has their pluses and minuses. I hope this helps.

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/24 '69 Pontiac GTO; Monogram 1/48 UH-1C Huey Hog; and a Monogram 1/67 (box scale) B-26 Invader

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, January 8, 2021 10:01 AM

Excellent, Mark.  I like the vivid colors, and the decals bring everything together.

Thanks for the information about the paint.  What brand of primer do you use?

 

 

 

 

 

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  • From: South west, PA
Posted by Tomcat on Thursday, January 7, 2021 10:57 PM

Back to the Stuka, I've applied the decals and in general, went down well, with a few fracturing but they all with the lettering (ie "C" or "T" or "K"), none with the insignias or crosses.

Here are the removable portions of the canopy masked and painted here...

I have some more work on the attached canopy parts, then some final assembly and weathering, then she'll be good to go.

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/24 '69 Pontiac GTO; Monogram 1/48 UH-1C Huey Hog; and a Monogram 1/67 (box scale) B-26 Invader

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  • From: South west, PA
Posted by Tomcat on Thursday, January 7, 2021 10:47 PM

These spray really well. I've had no problems applying color over color or primer. I have had some problems with adhesion when removing masks when the paint was sprayed on bare (ie unprimed) plastic. See this picture...

See how the paint lifted off bare plastic, when I removed the mask. But again it was bare plastic. no such issue when painted over another color or primer.

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/24 '69 Pontiac GTO; Monogram 1/48 UH-1C Huey Hog; and a Monogram 1/67 (box scale) B-26 Invader

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, January 7, 2021 6:29 PM

So if they're lacquer based, do they have adhesion as good as Model Master?  I've been hesitant about acrylics, since they don't seem to stick as well as enamels--but if these do, and can withstand masking, I might give them a try.

 

 

 

 

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  • From: South west, PA
Posted by Tomcat on Thursday, January 7, 2021 4:13 PM

checkmateking02

Those paints are acrylic?

 

These paints are lacquer based and I thin them with lacquer thinner just like model master. From my understanding these are acrylic lacquers if that makes any sense. I haven't tried mixing these with either water based acrylics or enamel paints as I don't believe they are compatible (although I could be wrong).

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/24 '69 Pontiac GTO; Monogram 1/48 UH-1C Huey Hog; and a Monogram 1/67 (box scale) B-26 Invader

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, January 7, 2021 2:32 PM

Those paints are acrylic?

 

 

 

 

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  • From: South west, PA
Posted by Tomcat on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 5:14 PM

Here is the paint I used...

The "Yellow" is plain ole Testors square bottle yellow.

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/24 '69 Pontiac GTO; Monogram 1/48 UH-1C Huey Hog; and a Monogram 1/67 (box scale) B-26 Invader

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 1:15 PM

Very nice paintwork, Mark.  What brand did you use?  A great looking Stuka.

Don't worry about deadlines!

 

 

 

 

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  • From: South west, PA
Posted by Tomcat on Monday, January 4, 2021 6:45 PM

Well I couldn't make the deadline with my Stuka, but am trundling along nonetheless..

Here she is ready for paint...

Under side painted RLM 65 now ready for the cowl color, fuselage band and underwing stripes in yellow...

Yellow applied..

ready for the upper surfaces in the standard splinter scheme of RLM 70/71...

RLM 71 applied...

 And after masking and spraying the RLM 70. Now spraying the Future gloss...

Should be applying decals tomorrow. Next I'll show some work on the canopy glass.

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/24 '69 Pontiac GTO; Monogram 1/48 UH-1C Huey Hog; and a Monogram 1/67 (box scale) B-26 Invader

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, December 28, 2020 4:46 PM

Photo is up, Ed.  I picked the one I thought showed off best all that winter-white camouflage splotching.  Really a fine job!

Thanks again for your participation!

 

 

 

 

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Sunday, December 27, 2020 1:28 PM
No, either photo is fine with me. Thanks for running the GB!

On Ed's bench, ???

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, December 27, 2020 12:35 PM

I thinks it's spectacular, Ed!  What a great job you did with the camouflage.  Certainly not the usual looking Stuka.

Do you have a choice for the finish photo?

Thanks for being part of the GB.  The Stuka makes a great addition to it.

 

 

 

 

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    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Saturday, December 26, 2020 6:10 PM

So I think the Fujimi Ju87 D-5 is done. I say that hesitantly because I don't know how I feel about the crosses on the fuselage and upper wings. I'm just not sure if that is the style used in this time period.

On Ed's bench, ???

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, December 21, 2020 8:30 PM

Thanks for building it, Theuns!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Theuns on Friday, December 18, 2020 9:39 PM

Ta mate, good choice.

 

Theuns

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, December 18, 2020 6:41 PM

Photo is up now, Theuns.  I see there was a announcement that the Forums would not accept edits on 17 December.  It's working well now.

Thanks again!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Theuns on Friday, December 18, 2020 9:00 AM

No worries, when ever you het a chance. Im not loosing sleep over it LOL

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, December 17, 2020 3:43 PM

Thanks, Theuns.  I will attend to this as soon as possible, but when I've tried to post your finish picture, and update the list, I've been getting a "403 Forbidden" notice pop up.

Obviously a problem with the FSM site, and I will keep on trying.

Thanks for being part of the GB.  It's very pleasing to see your work.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Theuns on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 10:15 PM

Ta mate. any pic you want to use is fine by me :-)

 

Theuns

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 9:00 PM

Excellent work, Theuns.  It is very nicely accomplished.  You achieved a good paint finish for it.  Subtle but impressive weathering.  

Do you have a preference for the finish photo?

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Theuns on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 4:27 AM

Calling thi done. I didnt go stupid with the weathring, some mud splatter on bottom and rust here and there on the top sides.

 Zvesda 1/35 BM 13 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 Zvesda 1/35 BM 13 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 Zvesda 1/35 BM 13 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 Zvesda 1/35 BM 13 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

Theuns

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