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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, 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

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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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Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, April 11, 2019 7:15 PM

Scottrc many thanks I used black and brown chalk for the pannels.

CM again I used black and brown chalk for exhaust stains tried not to over board.

my lastest pics sprayed the model with tamiya clear flat and gave it a bleached effect. I added the engines, props, super chargers, landing gear and opened front bomb bay 

Nick

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, April 11, 2019 6:17 PM

Nice work, Nick.  The exhaust stains particularly look good.

  

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Posted by scottrc on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 7:41 AM

That B-24 is coming along really well Crown. Good blend of the panel lines and streaking. 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 6:26 AM

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.

Nick

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, April 09, 2019 4:15 PM

crown r n7

CM thank you the sheet is from kits-world war birds it also came with grumpy. I do have the micro scale sheet #72-24 famous B-24 bombers( the witch) form the 90's looks very strange cheep.

 
Great idea to achieve the effect with the painting technique you used.  It is very pleasing to the eye.
 
Thanks for the information about the decal.  Kits-world is good; I used one of their "Zodiac" squadron sheets for the last B-24 I built.  They are far and away superior to the older offerings, including much of micro/super-scale.
 
Anyway:  good job!

  

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Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, April 08, 2019 9:55 PM

 

Thank you CM and Dwayne .

I sprayed tamiya desert yellow let it dry for day then sprayed a Very thinned tamiya flat flesh coat. The gloss clear deepened the “desert pink “ let’s see after the washes what clear flat does . Still working on the masking of the nose ,rear turret and canopy.

Nick

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Posted by ManCityFan on Monday, April 08, 2019 8:55 PM

Hey Nick, excellent work on that bird.  I agree with check, the color is great!

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, April 08, 2019 7:36 PM

CM thank you the sheet is from kits-world war birds it also came with grumpy. I do have the micro scale sheet #72-24 famous B-24 bombers( the witch) form the 90's looks very strange cheep.

Nick

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