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Bomber GB ' 18 - '19

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  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, May 14, 2018 2:18 AM

jack, good job for sticking with it, its coming on nicely. Just chalk the holes up as a lesson learned.

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

 

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

  • Member since
    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, May 14, 2018 6:53 AM

Bish

That looks good Chad.

 

Thank you friend! 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 GWH Fw 189 A-1 Nachtjager

On deck: 1/48 Bronco IF-17

In the hole: Who knows!  

  • Member since
    February, 2015
  • From: California
Posted by PA24-250Flyer on Monday, May 14, 2018 8:37 AM

Thanks Bish! I am determined to make it work regardless so I will keep my fingers crossed it turns out! 

  • Member since
    February, 2015
  • From: California
Posted by PA24-250Flyer on Monday, May 14, 2018 12:50 PM

So, the cockpit is all weathered and ready to be closed up and mostly hidden from the world Big Smile

George

  • Member since
    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, May 14, 2018 1:24 PM

Excellent use of washes and grime! 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 GWH Fw 189 A-1 Nachtjager

On deck: 1/48 Bronco IF-17

In the hole: Who knows!  

  • Member since
    February, 2015
  • From: California
Posted by PA24-250Flyer on Monday, May 14, 2018 1:31 PM

Thanks Chad! I think I might be heading this one toward a worn combat look. 

George

  • Member since
    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, May 14, 2018 4:21 PM

 

Hello friends.  I'm calling this one done!  So, after looking through the pics, I discovered that I neglected to re-scribe the leading edge panel lines on the wings! Bang Head But I’m happy overall.  The host can choose which pic to use for the front page.  Thank you Theuns and Bish for hosting!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 GWH Fw 189 A-1 Nachtjager

On deck: 1/48 Bronco IF-17

In the hole: Who knows!  

  • Member since
    February, 2015
  • From: California
Posted by PA24-250Flyer on Monday, May 14, 2018 8:14 PM

Very nice Chad! The paint looks fantastic And the details are sharp! I‘ll bet if you step away from it for a day or two you could go back and fix those panel lines if it bugs you at all. I am sure you have the skill to get it done if you wanted to. 

George 

  • Member since
    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, May 14, 2018 8:19 PM

Thanks George!  I just might do that at some point. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 GWH Fw 189 A-1 Nachtjager

On deck: 1/48 Bronco IF-17

In the hole: Who knows!  

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, May 14, 2018 10:31 PM

That looks FANTASTIC Chad, Yes I can't wait to see it in person! Stick out tongue I would have never known about the leading edge panel lines, but like George said, it shouldn't be hard to fix if it  bothers you.

Steve

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    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, May 14, 2018 10:40 PM

Worked a little on the Badger today and attached the nose and tail to the mid section. The seams all fair but the tail section seam does need some work.

Steve

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    April, 2010
Posted by Theuns on Monday, May 14, 2018 11:17 PM

That is a very good looking HE 111 you got there, I ike the change from the standard splinter camo, great job thanx for taking part.

 

Theuns

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 6:41 AM

Great job there Chad, she came out really nice. I'll get the front page updated.

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

 

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

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 6:42 AM

Coming on nicely Steve.

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

 

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

  • Member since
    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 8:47 AM

modelcrazy

That looks FANTASTIC Chad, Yes I can't wait to see it in person! Stick out tongue I would have never known about the leading edge panel lines, but like George said, it shouldn't be hard to fix if it  bothers you.

 

Thank you! It’s definitely coming with me. 

 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 GWH Fw 189 A-1 Nachtjager

On deck: 1/48 Bronco IF-17

In the hole: Who knows!  

  • Member since
    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 8:48 AM

Bish

Great job there Chad, she came out really nice. I'll get the front page updated.

 

Thank you my friend!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 GWH Fw 189 A-1 Nachtjager

On deck: 1/48 Bronco IF-17

In the hole: Who knows!  

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 9:25 AM

Updated. The front page is looking good with a nice variety there already.

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

 

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

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 12:19 PM

Some more work on the Badger. I filled the gaps using Perfet Plastic Putty. I like the ease of cleanup with wet sanding. The tail seam still need some work though. Oops, it looks like I forgot the side of the engine nacelles.

Steve

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  • Member since
    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 7:36 PM

I’m with you on the PPP.  I love it for filling wing root gaps!  Looks like your making record pace.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 GWH Fw 189 A-1 Nachtjager

On deck: 1/48 Bronco IF-17

In the hole: Who knows!  

  • Member since
    October, 2008
  • From: Georgia
Posted by Rigidrider on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 6:50 AM

That He111 is amazing! Especially the canopy. Those can be a beast to do, but that one came out amazingly well. Great job!

Doug

When Life Hands You A Bucket Of Lemons...

Make Lemonade!

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

  • Member since
    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 11:47 AM

Thank you Doug!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 GWH Fw 189 A-1 Nachtjager

On deck: 1/48 Bronco IF-17

In the hole: Who knows!  

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 1:52 PM

Seams filled, canopy on and ready to mask and paint.

Steve

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1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/200 AMT Man in Space Rocket Collection

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1/700 Tamiya King George V

  • Member since
    February, 2015
  • From: California
Posted by PA24-250Flyer on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 9:58 PM

YesLooking good! I always feel a big sense of accomplishment at this stage. I hope you do as well! 

George

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, May 17, 2018 1:54 AM

Nice work there Steve.

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

 

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

  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Thursday, May 17, 2018 7:11 PM

Looks like a bit of work has gone into that Badger Steve, great work on the seams too. I have PPP, use it sometimes, but still prefer good old Tamiya putty. I clean it up with a Q-Tip dipped in Tamiya Lacquer thinner a few moments after applying it. Same principle as PPP, less sanding. I do use PPP around canopies every time though.

I've had a lot of trouble deciding on a build for this GB, I don't build bombers very often.

Some current thoughts, all in 1/72: Airfix Gloster Javelin, Airfix Blenheim, Hasegawa B-25 or B-26, or maybe B-24. There was a Fairey  Battle in there somewhere.

See what I mean, can't decide !

Cheers

Tony

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

  • Member since
    October, 2008
  • From: Georgia
Posted by Rigidrider on Friday, May 18, 2018 5:59 AM

Tony , I know what you mean...so many great subjects to select from. 

 

When Life Hands You A Bucket Of Lemons...

Make Lemonade!

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

  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Sunday, May 20, 2018 11:50 PM

Haha, since then I've been thinking of a TBD Devastator or a Mosquito bomber !

Cheers

Tony

 

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

  • Member since
    November, 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Friday, May 25, 2018 5:44 AM

Hey everyone...man there are some awesome builds going on here!  Great work!

Well, with all these great builds going on, I decided to do another bomber.  This kit has been a little bugger for sure!  It's no secret I'm a buy models at low prices kinda guy and I'm not afraid to walk out of a model show with 20-25 OLD kits!  LOL!  So, yes, I pay the price in the long run with bad decals, missing parts, bad fits, you get the point, but this one is the first time I've run into brittle plastic!  The very small parts (ie landing gear, antenna, etc.)  have been crazy stupid!  I'd say 60% of the parts broke and I had to do repairs on them!  I tried every method to keep them from snapping, but sometimes it just didn't work.  The fit has been over all good, instructions easy to read, but the brittleness of the plastic has really tried my patiences!  LOL!  Anyway, here is what I've done so far.  Hope to have her finished this weekend.

Sorry, can't find the pics of the model box.  It's an Italerei Ju86 D1 Kit #114 in 1/72.  And just to prove my "cheapness"  I got it at a yard sale for $3.  LOL!

 

  • Member since
    October, 2009
Posted by JacknewbIII on Friday, May 25, 2018 12:06 PM

Eagle I think hunting the old cheap kits is almost as much fun as building them. I like building the swap meet finds myself and pride myself on using the old decals etc. LOL.

The Ju86  is coming along very nicely! Great find and nice build so far!

  • Member since
    November, 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Friday, May 25, 2018 4:55 PM

JacknewbIII

Eagle I think hunting the old cheap kits is almost as much fun as building them. I like building the swap meet finds myself and pride myself on using the old decals etc. LOL.

The Ju86  is coming along very nicely! Great find and nice build so far!

 

That's what I'm saying!  Finding those kits you saw as a kid...but couldn't afford, or finding the ones you built...and then promptly destroyed...I love bartering with the vendors too.  LOL!  But boy do those decals give you a hard time huh?

Thank you so much.  It has been a hassle with the brittle plastic, but she is looking really nice now.  Will be a great addition on the shelf.

Thanks again!

 

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