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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 Friday, October 05, 2018 5:23 PM

Looks good, Scott!  Good looking Lex!

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Posted by scottrc on Friday, October 05, 2018 11:04 AM

Its the Dragon 1/700 Lexington and its a really nice kit.  I was told it was OOP but Scale Hobbiest had it in stock, so I got one.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, October 04, 2018 9:12 PM

Which kit is that Scott?

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/200 AMT Man in Space Rocket Collection

In Que

1/700 Tamiya King George V

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Posted by scottrc on Thursday, October 04, 2018 5:03 PM

I got some work done on the Lex over the past week, but will be stoping for a while to focus on WW1 battleships.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, September 13, 2018 7:59 PM

Cheers Bish and Tony. 

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/200 AMT Man in Space Rocket Collection

In Que

1/700 Tamiya King George V

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Posted by taxtp on Thursday, September 13, 2018 6:17 PM

Congrats Steve, very well earned.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 4:19 AM

Some nice ship builds going on here guys, will certainly be watching these.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Phantom FG.1

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 4:18 AM

Steve, a huge well done, its deffinetly well deserved.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Phantom FG.1

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, September 10, 2018 6:17 PM

Thanks guys!

Scott, that would have been great, especially if Lewbud and Mopar Madness and come as well, we could have all gone out for lunch.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/200 AMT Man in Space Rocket Collection

In Que

1/700 Tamiya King George V

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, September 10, 2018 5:51 PM

Congratulations!  You certainly earned it.  

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Posted by scottrc on Monday, September 10, 2018 3:44 PM

Supercon Ft Worth was this weekend?  ARRRRGH!  I forgot to put that on my calendar, so much has been going on I spaced it off, it would had been a great time to meet up.

I am so happy for you Steve.  Best of luck at Salt Lake City.

Scott

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Posted by PFJN on Sunday, September 09, 2018 9:16 PM

Congratulations Smile

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, September 09, 2018 12:45 PM

Check, The Scharnhorst won 1st place at the Fort Worth IPMS SuperCon yesterday. Surprise

I brought 2 builds (1/35 Fieseler Storch the other....won second) and brought home 2 awards.

Now it's on its way to Boise to hopefully be taken to the Salt Lake show....then retired. A far better destiny than the 1/1 scale version.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/200 AMT Man in Space Rocket Collection

In Que

1/700 Tamiya King George V

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, September 06, 2018 2:53 PM

The Oriskany is one sharp looking ship.  Excellent work!

Looking forward to following your build, since i have a Dragon "Atlanta" and a few destroyers.

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Posted by scottrc on Thursday, September 06, 2018 10:50 AM

I got the kit and signed up for this GB in February, and last night I started on it.  Whew, what a lot of parts.  Where to begin?

The fit on these Dragon kits is really superb.  I used the Randolf kit as a base to build the Oriskany.

Test fitting the inner hull to see how much sub-assembly I plan to do before painting.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, August 27, 2018 8:22 PM

Sharp work, Steve.  Nice, neat work!

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  • From: Tempe AZ
Posted by docidle on Sunday, August 26, 2018 11:27 PM

More gap work and scratch building. The forward windows of the chart house needed filling There was a large gap in front of the forward gun tub and minor gaps that need filling. 

Doc(Steve)

 

 

       

 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, August 24, 2018 8:53 AM

Thanks, Doc.

I used the Tropical Green for two of them, and MTB Green for one.  

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Posted by docidle on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 11:39 PM

CK,

WOW! And in 1/700 scale! Did you use an electron microscope to build them?! Those are impressive to say the least. It looks like you have two in Trop Green and one in ? 

Doc(Steve)

       

 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 2:49 PM

That sounds good, Doc.  Tropical green is a pleasing color to the eye.  I used it and MTB Green on the 1/700 scale PT's.  It will look good on your bigger version, too.

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Posted by docidle on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 12:04 AM

checkmateking02

 

 
docidle

Thanks CK. I’m hoping to get some paint on her this week.

Doc(Steve)

 

 

 
That'll be great to see.  What kind/color paint are you planning on?
 

Since this an early Elco 80’, I’m going to paint her with ColourCoats Tropical Green. I want to add some fading and weathering, etc... at least that’s the plan. I have some Model Master .50cal barrels with flash suppressors that I’m trying to get up the courage to install.

Doc

       

 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, August 20, 2018 3:18 PM

docidle

Thanks CK. I’m hoping to get some paint on her this week.

Doc(Steve)

 
That'll be great to see.  What kind/color paint are you planning on?

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by docidle on Monday, August 20, 2018 12:00 AM

Thanks CK. I’m hoping to get some paint on her this week.

Doc(Steve)

       

 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, August 18, 2018 9:33 AM

Really nice, Doc.  Great looking kit.  PE enhances the details very well.  Good work!

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Posted by docidle on Saturday, August 18, 2018 2:18 AM

Here are some images of the test fittings of the various subassemblies.  

Enjoy

Doc(Steve)

 

       

 

 

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Posted by scottrc on Monday, August 06, 2018 10:25 AM

Excellent work on the Corsair Mark.

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Posted by EBergerud on Sunday, July 29, 2018 8:41 PM
As noted in a post from a couple of days ago, I have ceased receiving any posts from this GB nor the Commonwealth GB that I am also subscribed to. I've checked "Email Notifications" and it says I am not subscribed to any forums. However, under "Forum Topics" everything is listed. Toward the end of the Forum list there is a technical assistance forum. As I understand it, other modelers are having the same problem. I urge everyone that's having trouble to make a post there. As everything was going fine for me on this forum until about a week ago (and yes I subscribed) and then halted, it's got to be glitch on their end. For me the Group Build Forum is basically crippled. It's nuts to make people manually check all messages themselves. As I understand it, Facebook hosts a multitude of modeling sites. Although the idea is a bad one, if Finescale can't get their act together, I'll have to start using them.

 

A model boat is much cheaper than a real one and won't sink with you in it.

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Posted by Griffin25 on Sunday, July 29, 2018 8:18 PM

Great looking Corsair bud! Top notch stuff

 

Griffin

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, July 29, 2018 2:12 PM

Thanks, Mark.  Finish photo is up on the front page.  It's really a fine looking Corsair.  I'm going to have to invest in some Tamiya planes.

Thanks again for your participation!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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