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Bomber GB ' 18 - '19

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  • Member since
    September, 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Monday, May 07, 2018 7:55 AM

Camo Looks great, can't wait until you take the masking off the windows!

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Mirage 2000c, 1/72 Ki-67

Academy 1/144 B-47E, 1/48 Dragon Fw190A-5

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    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, May 07, 2018 8:07 AM

Supper job Doug Yes

Steve

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    September, 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Monday, May 07, 2018 8:11 AM

Finished my Backfire last night!

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Mirage 2000c, 1/72 Ki-67

Academy 1/144 B-47E, 1/48 Dragon Fw190A-5

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    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, May 07, 2018 8:32 AM

Nice job John Yes

Steve

ON THE BENCH

Too many projects to list. 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, May 07, 2018 8:36 AM

Nicely done John, great finish.I've updated the completed buld list with your entry.

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

 

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                     Academy 1/72nd Apache AH.1

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, May 07, 2018 8:37 AM

That looks really nice Doug, love the scheme.

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

 

On the bench: Rudel Stage 3

                     Academy 1/72nd Apache AH.1

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    April, 2010
Posted by Theuns on Monday, May 07, 2018 10:58 AM

Yes sir, that is a cool little Backfire, well done.

Thanx for taking part.

 

Theuns

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    February, 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Monday, May 07, 2018 12:18 PM

I like your paint work on the 217!

On Ed's bench, ???

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    October, 2008
  • From: Georgia
Posted by Rigidrider on Monday, May 07, 2018 5:10 PM

68GT, Bish... Thank you! That was a scheme I found that this staffel used in Holland, 1942. 

John, MC... Thank you too ! Another day and I'll have the tape off maybe tomorrow. I don't like leaving it on too long, it starts to leave residue if left on too long. I'm  working on the weathering and hiliting the panel lines and might be done tomorrow. 

Thanks again!

Doug

P.S. John, the Backfire come out good! I generally don't build Soviet aircraft, but yours has me thinking! Lol...

When Life Hands You A Bucket Of Lemons...

Make Lemonade!

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

  • Member since
    October, 2008
  • From: Georgia
Posted by Rigidrider on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 8:15 AM

Well we'll try this for the third time... Good morning all! I'm at the point of unmasking, weathering and detailing...

OK, I have the tape off, panes cleaned up, antenna wire and masts on and some of the weathering started.

What I've been doing lately instead of "Washing" to hilite the panel lines is to use Tamiya X19 "Smoke" thinning just a bit more then normal, getting right up close, and going over each panel line and recess (sometimes more then once) until the desired effect is achived. So far just the tail is done.

The panel lines are starting to stand out a bit more and the little bit of over spray actually accents them too. There are alot more out here that know alot more about aircraft then I ever will, But they (specially the old military ones) drip, leak, twist and oil can, and this smoke, fuel, oil and even resperation from the crew permiate the skins which were often post card thickness, and it will find seams to escape.

Well it took about three times, But I believe this is what I want. I have just a bit more to do and next pics will be the finished ones... Thanks for looking...Take care,

Doug 

When Life Hands You A Bucket Of Lemons...

Make Lemonade!

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

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    February, 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 8:59 AM

Great job Doug!

On Ed's bench, ???

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    April, 2010
Posted by Theuns on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 10:30 AM

That paintwork looks fantastic!

 

Theuns

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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 9:48 PM

Wow!  Top notch camouflage!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Airfix A-4 Skyhawk

On deck: 1/700 Trumpeter Graf Zeppelin

In the hole: 1/72 ICM FW 189A-1  

  • Member since
    October, 2008
  • From: Georgia
Posted by Rigidrider on Thursday, May 10, 2018 3:06 PM

Afternoon everyone... Well I finished up about an hour ago... No dio for this one (yet) ?

Theuns, Chad 68GT... Thank you for the kind words. Actually and over all, I loved building this kit. Very few if any issues and pretty well detailed. The instructions could have been a bit clearer in a few areas, but still not bad... Well heres the finished Do 217 Bomber, Holland, 1942.

Well that again is all for this one... As always the finished picture choice is yours. If its OK , I'll check stash and entries to see whats being built, and be back a bit later with another.. Take care all, and keep up the great work!

Doug

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Make Lemonade!

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

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    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, May 10, 2018 3:11 PM

Outstanding job Doug! Yes

Steve

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    February, 2015
  • From: California
Posted by PA24-250Flyer on Thursday, May 10, 2018 3:13 PM

Hi Theuns,

I went ahead and started the Italeria Stuka today. I may be a little slow with progress but will keep folks posted.

 Thanks!

George

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, May 11, 2018 1:56 AM

Doug, great looking build, love the paint scheme and she came out really well.

Will update the completed list later today.

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

 

On the bench: Rudel Stage 3

                     Academy 1/72nd Apache AH.1

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, May 11, 2018 1:57 AM

PA24-250Flyer

Hi Theuns,

I went ahead and started the Italeria Stuka today. I may be a little slow with progress but will keep folks posted.

 Thanks!

George

 

Going to be looking forwardto seeing this one George.

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

 

On the bench: Rudel Stage 3

                     Academy 1/72nd Apache AH.1

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, May 11, 2018 6:58 PM

Theuns, Bish,

The Nell is on hold for now, I just don't feel like masking those massive greenhouse canopy's lately. I'll get back to it but in the mean time I started on the Badger.

I'm mounting it in flight so I closing the gear doors. I need to get some of the turquoise cockpit color so since this kit builds the fuse in three sections I started on the tail and mid section. The instructions also have me build the AS-2 Kipper and AS-6 Kingfish anti ship missiles at this point.

Steve

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Too many projects to list. 

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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, May 11, 2018 7:22 PM

That’ll be an impressive bomber Steve!  Just a quick update.  This one has been a pain in the butt but I can see the finish line. Finally got the base coats and decals down. Time for little Mediterranean weathering and I’ll call this one done. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Airfix A-4 Skyhawk

On deck: 1/700 Trumpeter Graf Zeppelin

In the hole: 1/72 ICM FW 189A-1  

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, May 11, 2018 7:26 PM

Outstanding paint work MM! Yes

Steve

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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, May 11, 2018 7:44 PM

Thank you my friend! I’ll definitely have it ready for next weeks club meeting. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Airfix A-4 Skyhawk

On deck: 1/700 Trumpeter Graf Zeppelin

In the hole: 1/72 ICM FW 189A-1  

  • Member since
    February, 2015
  • From: California
Posted by PA24-250Flyer on Sunday, May 13, 2018 8:55 PM

Ok Guys,

Here goes. My first Stuka since I was a youg boy, so lets say 45 years or so Big Smile. So far, I am going to try it mostly out of the box but have ordered an aftermarket prop and pitot tube since those are highly visible when all is said and done. There is some good detail in the cockpit as I am seeing, but hoping I am on the right track. Here is what I have so far for the interior. I just applied a clearcoat so will get on with weathering after this. I am looking forward to your comments, and especially your constructive criticism. I hope I am worthy of this build based on the fantastic work I am seeing so far!

George

 

  • Member since
    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, May 13, 2018 9:22 PM

You’re off to a great start. If you’re wanting a great out of the box Stuka, you definitely picked the right kit!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Airfix A-4 Skyhawk

On deck: 1/700 Trumpeter Graf Zeppelin

In the hole: 1/72 ICM FW 189A-1  

  • Member since
    February, 2015
  • From: California
Posted by PA24-250Flyer on Sunday, May 13, 2018 9:34 PM

Thanks Chad! I might have stumbled into being lucky on this kit. I just happened to have a winning raffle ticket at a local show and picked it out from the pile because it looked cool lol!

  • Member since
    October, 2009
Posted by JacknewbIII on Sunday, May 13, 2018 9:57 PM

Here are some update picks on the helldiver. The paint is on and its time for gloss next and some decals. I am still not sure how I feel about it after patching the holes the were the brakes. I am too close to give up on it at this pint I guess. I plan to pose it flying over water about to dump its torp to spice things up a bit. I feel like it being a bomber build and all I need to show off what this thing can carry.

 

  • Member since
    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, May 13, 2018 10:08 PM

I like the neat rivet details on the older Airfix kits. Thats a cool looking bird!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Airfix A-4 Skyhawk

On deck: 1/700 Trumpeter Graf Zeppelin

In the hole: 1/72 ICM FW 189A-1  

  • Member since
    April, 2010
Posted by Theuns on Sunday, May 13, 2018 11:21 PM

I have found that some Italeri kits are "hit 'n miss" wrt fit but that STuKA looks very nice.

The helldiver looks so good in that 3 tone scheme, I love it.

 

As for my JU88, it has been mocking me for the pas few weeks and I just cant find the energy to complete it, yet I am so close I just need a day or so to just sit down and plough through :-(

 

Theuns

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, May 14, 2018 2:11 AM

PA, greatstart on the Stuka. Cockpit detail looks great. The Italeri 1/72nd Ju 87 is meant to be the worst Stuka around in that scale, hopefully yours will be at the other end of the Italeri scale of quality.

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

 

On the bench: Rudel Stage 3

                     Academy 1/72nd Apache AH.1

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, May 14, 2018 2:13 AM

That looks good Chad.

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

 

On the bench: Rudel Stage 3

                     Academy 1/72nd Apache AH.1

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