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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 Wednesday, September 16, 2020 4:18 PM

Thanks!  I'll add the scale to the build roster.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, September 14, 2020 8:10 PM
Yes it is 48th. It's basically an Eduard P-39 that Accurate Miniatures released

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, September 14, 2020 6:01 PM

That's really disappointing and frustrating, tj.  All that work and effort, and the decals mess things up at the very end.

No possibility of substituting after market decals?

I will change the build roster to reflect your P-39.  Is the scale 1/48?

 

 

 

 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, September 13, 2020 6:16 PM

Houston we have a big problem. Decals disintegrated in water. I have no replacements at the moment.  So.....I'm changing my build. I'll be starting the Accurate Miniatures Airacobra. Doing it as a P-39M based in Algeria 1943

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, September 6, 2020 11:55 AM

That's great, Steve.  Your detail work is amazing.  Nice work!  Looking forward to seeing the final phases.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by docidle on Saturday, September 5, 2020 9:25 PM

Got everything buttoned up and ready for weathering and decals.

Enjoy,

Steve

       

 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 4:58 PM

That is some tiny work, Steve!  Should look great.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by docidle on Monday, August 31, 2020 10:56 PM

TJ,

That is some impressive taping and the finished camo shows it. Outstanding work so far!

Steve

       

 

 

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Posted by docidle on Sunday, August 30, 2020 11:05 PM

Just some insane small details. Super small drilling of the mast and a bit of rigging with EZ-Line.

Steve

       

 

 

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Posted by docidle on Sunday, August 30, 2020 10:57 PM

checkmateking02

Looking better and better!  Exceptionally realistic weathering.

 

Thanks CK. A bit of Artists Oils and then some dry brushing. 

Steve

       

 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, August 30, 2020 10:54 AM

Looks great, tj.  The mottling is where I always get into trouble.  Good luck!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, August 30, 2020 6:58 AM

Ahh. Mottling to come next

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 3:31 PM

Don't you love it.  Sticky fingers and all.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 8:02 AM

Tape, tape, and more tape

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, August 24, 2020 10:40 PM

Looking better and better!  Exceptionally realistic weathering.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by docidle on Monday, August 24, 2020 10:35 PM

Painted up some Value Gear resin tarps for the raft and also as coverings for the bridge and weapons. They‘ll be stowed around the boat for some visual interest.

I was really impressed by the quality and price of the Value Gear resin. I know I’ll be using more on future builds.

The raft is now weathered and I’m pretty happy about how it turned out. It helps a great detail when you start with a good base!

Steve

       

 

 

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Posted by docidle on Monday, August 24, 2020 10:27 PM

crown r n7

Steve. That boat is awesome, real fine detailing!

 

Thanks so much Crown, the 3D products coming out now are really impressive, so I can’t take all the credit.

Steve

       

 

 

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Posted by docidle on Monday, August 24, 2020 10:25 PM

checkmateking02

That's very impressive work with the raft, Steve.  It's amazing how realistic it looks.

 

Thanks Boss. I’m going to post pictures of the weathered raft and gear next.

Steve

       

 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, August 24, 2020 5:52 PM

Looking forward to them, tj.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, August 23, 2020 6:17 AM
No pics. Finally getting some color on the 110. Pics later in the week

 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, August 21, 2020 10:05 AM

Steve. That boat is awesome, real fine detailing!

  

Nick.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, August 21, 2020 8:43 AM

That's very impressive work with the raft, Steve.  It's amazing how realistic it looks.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by docidle on Friday, August 21, 2020 12:28 AM

Here’s an update on the PT Boat.

After I thought and thought on how I could super detail the life raft, I came up with a workable solution. The life raft is 3D printed from Shapeways.

First I decided to use the casing from the brass wire I used on the aft machine gun turret. Then I sliced them in half longitudinaly. After that I used The Chopper to get multiple lengths the exact size each and every time.

Then off to be painted.

I then used Syren line, which I use always use on sailing ship models, for the carrying line.

Finally, a test shot on the bow.

Steve

 

       

 

 

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Posted by docidle on Thursday, August 20, 2020 11:33 PM

Tomcat

Thanks for the comments. About those stripes. They are are a pain, so truth be told, I used thin decals. Maybe that's taking the easy way out, but iot works for me and this is suposed to be fun, right?

Anyway, here the color has been applied and the decal application has begun...

The underside "blue" has completely covered my "preshading". I think I'm going to give up on that.

So with no further ado, here it is all finished, with a bit of weathering. I tried to how some paint chipping along the forward edges of the wings. My thinking was this bird was operating in some primative conditions at some forward makeshift runway.

Thanks for looking. And now onto the Stuka.

 

Beautiful work TomCat!

       

 

 

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Posted by 68GT on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 8:22 PM
Thanks, I hope so as well.

On Ed's bench, ???

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 2:22 PM

Looks like it's very do-able, Ed.  Hope it comes out well.

 

 

 

 

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 7:09 PM

Okay, so I'm back and went through the mail to find my Victory models shipment. It appears the Fujimi spat is solid when assembled and it is just a matter of drilling the proper size hole at the appropriate angle. Plus is that its designed for the Fujimi kit. The negative is that I really don't know how many of these are still around cause I don't think DB Productions is around any more.

On Ed's bench, ???

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, August 8, 2020 9:00 AM

That's building up very nicely, Ed.  Stukas are such attractive planes, with their pointy noses and gull-wings! 

I hope you won't run into too much difficulty switching the spats for the landing gear yokes.  It'll make for a different look.

 

 

 

 

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Friday, August 7, 2020 1:25 PM
Not sure either but I'll figure something out as the spats are hollow.

On Ed's bench, ???

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