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  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 9:07 AM

Nicework John, ready for some paint.

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

 

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  • From: Georgia
Posted by Rigidrider on Friday, April 20, 2018 8:40 AM

Theuns, Bish... Good Morning! Now that I have Wall-E finished in scratch building, Can I get in on this one? I've always loved the bombers, and have admired the courage the crews had to exhibit when on a mission. The aircraft, tactics, and munitions have changed greatly over the years but the one constant are the pilots and crews. 

If so, I'd like to do a 1/48 Monogram Pro Modeler Do 217-E , Serving in Holland 1942. Thanks!

Doug

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, April 20, 2018 9:07 AM

Doug, first, good to see you here. Second, i must go and check out WALL-E.

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

 

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

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  • From: Georgia
Posted by Rigidrider on Friday, April 20, 2018 10:34 AM

Thanks Bish, Theuns... Yeah, I wasn't sure where Wall-E belonged, so I posted in both Sci-Fi and Scratch building. Thanks again, and I'll get going today!

Doug

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Posted by Theuns on Friday, April 20, 2018 11:09 AM

Roster page updated Doug, welcome.

I hope you have better luck with the fit of your pro modler kit than I had with the pro modler JU 88....it fights me all the way but almost done now.

 

Theuns

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    October, 2008
  • From: Georgia
Posted by Rigidrider on Friday, April 20, 2018 12:49 PM

Hey Theuns... Yeah, I went back through the posts and you know the funny thing...not sure who molds the Ju88 for Monogram, but some "Pro Modeler" kits are beautiful, some are nightmares. I finished an Italeria Me262 kit not long ago and it was the worst kit (fit and flash) I'd done in a while. But others are wonderful. 

I built a 24 the scale Spitfire awhile ago by MPC, and had no problem at all, but others have all kinds of issues with them. Well, anyway, Thanks for a great subject to build! Take care...

Doug

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  • From: Georgia
Posted by Rigidrider on Saturday, April 21, 2018 8:38 AM

Good Morning all! Getting started on my Do 217 , and I read up on it a bit, not being that familar with it. Pretty amazing aircraft over all, being (like most German aircraft of the time) it was a multi tasker, preforming and serving as a heavy bomber capible of carrying 2-1,100lb and 10- 100 lb bombs at a time, to anti shipping dive bomber, night fighter, and guided free fall bombs, just to name a few. Its an ungainly looking bird as were most Dornier offerings, but it served in all theaters of operation and under all conditions. So any way... Not much done yet, but heres what I've got so far..

I've had this one on a shelf for awhile now and keep looking at it just waiting for the right time to build. Times right! This unit will be built to represent an aircraft from SG 26 (if I read it right) serving as a bomber in Holland, summer 1942.

It actually looks to be fairly well detailed so far.

And thats about it for now. So far so good! Thanks and have a great weekend!

Doug

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  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Saturday, April 21, 2018 1:46 PM

Sorry everyone for the delay in the pics.  I lost my computer (blue screen of death and all), so I've been getting into another computer.

The B-24 is finished...and I know the accuracy is not 100%, but I got as close as I could and I had a great time doing the kit!  She's a big one too.  Had to get decals, mask set, and extra paint to do her up.  As with the age of the kit, there were a few fit issues and stuff, but man, I love doing these old Mono kits.  I'm sure she would have been more weathered being in the desert, but I wanted her to look good too (being Snow White and all).  LOL!  Might have to do another bomber for this GB.

So here she is....Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs!

Sorry the first pic is blurry.

 

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  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, April 21, 2018 2:56 PM

Great job on an old classic Eagle.

Doug that looks like a fun build.

Steve

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, April 21, 2018 3:02 PM

Doug, pit is looking very nice.

Boddy, really nicely done, she has come out well and good chopice of markings. And look like she is in good company up there.

Will update the completed buld list.

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

 

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  • From: Worcester, England.
Posted by aeroplanegripper on Saturday, April 21, 2018 3:18 PM

Back home now from our trip to Spain, and post work this week, have manged to finally get the decals on the Stuka. And then followed up with another coat of Aqua Gloss to seal.

 tomorrow will do some weathering and maybe add some of the hanging bits as well.

Best Regards

Mark

"bis vivit qui bene vivit"

 

  • Member since
    November, 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Saturday, April 21, 2018 3:39 PM

modelcrazy

Great job on an old classic Eagle.

Doug that looks like a fun build.

 

Thank you!  She was a fun build for sure.

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Saturday, April 21, 2018 3:40 PM

Bish

Doug, pit is looking very nice.

Boddy, really nicely done, she has come out well and good chopice of markings. And look like she is in good company up there.

Will update the completed buld list.

 

Thank you sir!

LOL!  I didn't know what you meant at first, but then I looked at the pics and saw the other beauties behind her.  Got quite the flight going huh?

 

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  • From: Georgia
Posted by Rigidrider on Saturday, April 21, 2018 7:20 PM

Eagle90... Nicely done! I do like a B24... They were built just a little way from where I was born and raised. I mean the war had been over for about 10 years by the time I was born, and the factory was turned into a muesum along with all the unfinished and 2 completed B24s until about 20 years ago when it caught fire and burnt to the ground. Again, nice build!

MC... Yup, it looks like fun! Lolol...

Thanks Bish. Have you seen the completed Wall-E yet? That was a fun build... Lol, 

Mark... Nice Ju87! Also, nice markings! 

Thanks!

Doug

 

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Posted by JacknewbIII on Saturday, April 21, 2018 8:59 PM

I have been watching the great work going on here and would like to join in with a 1/72 airfix Curtiss SB2C Helldiver dive bomber. I believe this fits the build qualifications?

I look forward to joining the build and will crack the kit open for some pics later tonight.

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    April, 2010
Posted by Theuns on Saturday, April 21, 2018 11:45 PM

welcome, the helldiver is on the roster.

I think the JU 88 was molded by dragon from what I have heard. I can however not complain abouth the detail of the kit, that is nice.

Really nice work on the b 24, I love the paintwork and weathering :-)

I am very close to completing my 88, just a few little things but just cant find the motivation to do so :-(

 

Theuns

  • Member since
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  • From: Worcester, England.
Posted by aeroplanegripper on Sunday, April 22, 2018 2:31 AM

Eagle, Snowwhite B-24 looks great, well done. They do look good in the desert cammo dont they?

Best Regards

Mark

"bis vivit qui bene vivit"

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, April 22, 2018 6:33 AM

Mark, the Stuka is looking nice with the markings on, coming along well.

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

 

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

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    November, 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Sunday, April 22, 2018 8:58 AM

Rigidrider

Eagle90... Nicely done! I do like a B24... They were built just a little way from where I was born and raised. I mean the war had been over for about 10 years by the time I was born, and the factory was turned into a muesum along with all the unfinished and 2 completed B24s until about 20 years ago when it caught fire and burnt to the ground. Again, nice build!

MC... Yup, it looks like fun! Lolol...

Thanks Bish. Have you seen the completed Wall-E yet? That was a fun build... Lol, 

Mark... Nice Ju87! Also, nice markings! 

Thanks!

Doug

 

 

Thank you sir. 

Wow, now that is cool.  Did you get any pics before she burned?  That would be neat to see.

 

  • Member since
    November, 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Sunday, April 22, 2018 9:00 AM

Theuns

welcome, the helldiver is on the roster.

I think the JU 88 was molded by dragon from what I have heard. I can however not complain abouth the detail of the kit, that is nice.

Really nice work on the b 24, I love the paintwork and weathering :-)

I am very close to completing my 88, just a few little things but just cant find the motivation to do so :-(

 

Theuns

 

Thank you Theuns.  It was a fun build.  Maybe another bomber should be done.  Whistling

I'm sure I have SOMETHING in my stash.  LOL!

 

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    November, 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Sunday, April 22, 2018 9:02 AM

aeroplanegripper

Eagle, Snowwhite B-24 looks great, well done. They do look good in the desert cammo dont they?

 

Thank you sir! 

Oh they do don't they?  I'm not sure the paint is an exact match, but man, when it was done it sure looked cool.  I'm sure she was a little more "weathered" being in the desert, but I thought the princess would like to look nice for her audience.  LOL!  She's weathered enough to let you know she was a working princess.

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  • From: Worcester, England.
Posted by aeroplanegripper on Sunday, April 22, 2018 9:34 AM

JacknewbIII

I have been watching the great work going on here and would like to join in with a 1/72 airfix Curtiss SB2C Helldiver dive bomber. I believe this fits the build qualifications?

I look forward to joining the build and will crack the kit open for some pics later tonight.

 

Wow a Helldiver! Id look forward to seeing that, nice choice Jack.

Best Regards

Mark

"bis vivit qui bene vivit"

 

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, April 22, 2018 11:06 AM

"I'm sure I have SOMETHING in my stash.  LOL!"

 

Bring it !  ;-)

 

Theuns

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  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Sunday, April 22, 2018 1:21 PM

Theuns

"I'm sure I have SOMETHING in my stash.  LOL!"

 

Bring it !  ;-)

 

Theuns

 

Oh my...that sounds like a dare.  LOL!  Hummmm...let me see, what do I have?  Wink

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  • From: Georgia
Posted by Rigidrider on Sunday, April 22, 2018 5:13 PM

Eagle 90... No unfortunately I didn't.  There are some cool stories about Willow Run, Old Henry Ford despised the Mayor of Detroit, (among many others) and didn't want to have to pay taxes in two different  counties being when the factory was being built part of it was going to have to extend into Wayne county, (Detroit is in Wayne county) and the Mayor thought he had ole Henry by the shorts, and he was going to milk him for taxes. Well, Henry Ford's plan was to build the B24 Like a car on an assy line. When the factory was at the stage where it was going to extend into Wayne county, Henry got the last laugh. He actually had the factory designed to make a 90deg turn at that end which kept it just over the line and out of the Mayors county!  The way he got 2 completed air craft, at the end of the contract, the dept of the Army claimed the last 2 aircraft that were done, but refused to pay for the ones that were not yet complete. Well, Ford's book keepers told him that the last two completed units had not been paid for yet. He refused to surrender them to the Army which pissed them off, but when they checked, they found that they weren't  yet paid for. They laid claim to them but refused to pay. After a lengthy court battle Henry won and was allowed to keep them. Well long and short of it is, they turned it into a museum until (I believe) a lightning strike set it afire and destroyed the entire site,.

Sorry for being so long winded , but I've  always got a kick out of the story. Again, great build and take care!

Doug

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Make Lemonade!

Then Sell It Back At $2 Bucks A Glass...

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Posted by JacknewbIII on Monday, April 23, 2018 12:24 AM

Eagle90 that paint scheme on the B-24 looks really nice!

Here are the pics of my SB2C kit before I start in with the glue and paint! I will report back with some progress pics soon!

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Monday, April 23, 2018 3:41 AM

Which one are you doing Jack, French or USN ? One day I'll do a few of these.

Cheers

Tony

 

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

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  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Monday, April 23, 2018 8:32 AM

Rigidrider

Eagle 90... No unfortunately I didn't.  There are some cool stories about Willow Run, Old Henry Ford despised the Mayor of Detroit, (among many others) and didn't want to have to pay taxes in two different  counties being when the factory was being built part of it was going to have to extend into Wayne county, (Detroit is in Wayne county) and the Mayor thought he had ole Henry by the shorts, and he was going to milk him for taxes. Well, Henry Ford's plan was to build the B24 Like a car on an assy line. When the factory was at the stage where it was going to extend into Wayne county, Henry got the last laugh. He actually had the factory designed to make a 90deg turn at that end which kept it just over the line and out of the Mayors county!  The way he got 2 completed air craft, at the end of the contract, the dept of the Army claimed the last 2 aircraft that were done, but refused to pay for the ones that were not yet complete. Well, Ford's book keepers told him that the last two completed units had not been paid for yet. He refused to surrender them to the Army which pissed them off, but when they checked, they found that they weren't  yet paid for. They laid claim to them but refused to pay. After a lengthy court battle Henry won and was allowed to keep them. Well long and short of it is, they turned it into a museum until (I believe) a lightning strike set it afire and destroyed the entire site,.

Sorry for being so long winded , but I've  always got a kick out of the story. Again, great build and take care!

Doug

 

Yankee Air Museum is still at the Willow Run Airport, though most of the original factory is gone.  I remember reading something awhile ago about how some former Rosie the Riveters were able to drum up some support to rebuild a portion of it, but I can't be sure.  My great-grandfather worked there during the war as a painter.  My grandma was in elementary school at the time and loved to tell the story of how he was in the back of a Liberator doing some touch-ups while it was out on the runway, but no one told the pilots he was back there.  He ended up getting a free flight to New York, and once they touched down and stopped the plane he finally went up and talked to the pilots and asked how he was going to get back home, and that his wife would be very upset if he was late for dinner again.  Amazingly, he made it home just in time to eat.

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Posted by Theuns on Monday, April 23, 2018 10:21 AM

That helldiver looks cool, I will have to get one to do in Aero Naval scheme.

 

Theuns

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  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Monday, April 23, 2018 10:41 AM

JacknewbIII

Eagle90 that paint scheme on the B-24 looks really nice!

Here are th pics of my SB2C kit before I start in with the glue and paint> I will report back with some progress pics soon!

 

Is this a old kit or a updated one?  raised panel lines verses engraved.    Love the helldiver.   Look forward to this build.

John

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