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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 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 09, 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 09, 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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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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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, April 22, 2019 10:08 AM

Excellent work, Nick.  You've achieved a very convincing and appealing effect. 

  

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Posted by crown r n7 on Sunday, April 21, 2019 11:10 AM

still working on display! but here is my latest pic... with guns and aerials in place.

Nick.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, April 20, 2019 12:35 PM

Looking forward to the final photos, Nick!

  

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Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, April 19, 2019 7:54 PM

CM and Ben many thanks it’s pretty much done. I need to make a larger background for final pics , the plane is larger then I’m used to. I have the small parts placement..

Nick.

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Posted by DRUMS01 on Friday, April 19, 2019 12:36 PM

I really like the fade on the B24. The colors and glass nose all look top notch to me. 

Great job!

Ben

I am a Veteran; to all other Veterans thank you for your service. Retired now and living well

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- 1/350 USS Alabama - Staged

- 90mm Achilles Resin Figure - WIP

- 120mm SS Panzer Officer - Done

 

 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, April 18, 2019 1:10 PM

Great results, Nick.  Very neat work.  Looking good!

  

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Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, April 18, 2019 10:11 AM

productive a.m. installed canopy and glass nose...

Nick.

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Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 11:06 PM

its similar it takes a while to dry, but I did use tamiya thin cement on a small corner of the quarter window to the fuselage we’ll see in a.m.

Nick.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 3:04 PM

Good to hear that nothing was completely and irretrievably ruined.  It's been so long since I build a Liberator, I don't remember how I dealt with the canopy.  Might have used plain old white glue--but isn't that essentially what Testors clear part glue is?  

Good luck with it!

  

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Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, April 15, 2019 5:56 PM

thank you CM. Yes it very fiddy I brought back memories. I tried to glue them on saturday with testors cement for clear parts and dodged a major bullet. The got in between the quater window and the top of the canopy walked away from it puffed on a cigar 20 min tried again a the glue came off like liquid mask !!!! YES !! thats the pic I took after clean up. I will try again with tamiya thin cement on quarter window to fuselage 1st.

Nick.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, April 15, 2019 3:50 PM

Nice glass work, Nick.  I remember that three-piece canopy being pretty fiddly to install.

  

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Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, April 13, 2019 5:21 PM

CM many thanks finished with the glass .

Nick.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, April 12, 2019 9:06 AM

Outstanding work, Nick.  The bleached effect looks very good! 

  

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