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Bomber GB ' 18 - '19

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  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Friday, May 25, 2018 5:52 PM

I do a lot of the same Eagle, I like building those kits more than the ones with 200+ parts. In fact, I'm going to do it again today, I've been looking forward to it all week.

I've only bumped into brittle plastic once too, I think it was a Dragon He 162. I feel it may have something to do with the storage conditions.

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 8:49 PM

taxtp

I do a lot of the same Eagle, I like building those kits more than the ones with 200+ parts. In fact, I'm going to do it again today, I've been looking forward to it all week.

I've only bumped into brittle plastic once too, I think it was a Dragon He 162. I feel it may have something to do with the storage conditions.

Cheers

Tony

 

That's how I got a stash of over 425 now.  My best score was about 4 years ago when I just happen to stumble apon an estate sale that was being held by the Vice President of IPMS for another officer from IPMS that had passed.  So many offers  couldn't refuse.  That was a BIG purchase!

I think you are correct...never know how these models were stored and the brittle plastic is a sure bet they were stored where it was hot.

 

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    October, 2009
Posted by JacknewbIII on Friday, May 25, 2018 10:41 PM

Here are some progress pics of the Helldiver. I am almost done decaling and then doing a very light wash. At some point I decided I wanted to do an ocean base to have this guy flying over prepared to drop the torpedo so I got a little sidetracked. I have never done a base like this and I just need to paint the trim but I feel like it came out ok so far. I used some of that railroad hobby plaster mix and some cheap paint with a coat of futures. I am looking for some clear rod to use to mount the plane to the base and hope to have it done by the end of the weekend.

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    February, 2015
  • From: California
Posted by PA24-250Flyer on Friday, May 25, 2018 11:48 PM

That is looking awesome! Can’t wait to see how it comes together!

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, May 26, 2018 1:18 AM

Bobby, despite the issues, thats looking good and nice to see one of these.

''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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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, May 26, 2018 1:19 AM

Jack, thats looking good and relly nice looking base.

''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
    April, 2010
Posted by Theuns on Saturday, May 26, 2018 6:25 AM

I like the water effect ALLOT ! I must give it a go oneday...

 

I am rather happy this one is done, it was not a fun build :-(

However the end results is quite nice.

KG-51 "Eidelweiss geshwader" Russia.

Humbrol RLM enamels, alclad satin clearcoat.

 pro modler 1/48 JU 88 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

ME 110 and JU 88, interesting size comparason

 1/48 ME 110 and JU 88 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 Promodler 1/48 JU 88 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 Promodler 1/48 JU 88 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 IMG_20180526_093929 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 Promodler 1/48 JU 88 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 pro modler 1/48 JU 88 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

Despite the fit issues, the detail on this kit is very nice

 

Theuns

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    November, 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Saturday, May 26, 2018 8:13 AM

Bish

Bobby, despite the issues, thats looking good and nice to see one of these.

 

Thank you sir.  She has been a bit of a hassle, but she turned out very nicely.  Looks great on the shelf!

 

  • Member since
    November, 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Saturday, May 26, 2018 8:21 AM

Well, I finished her up last night.  And yes...the decals were not optimal, but they worked..for now.  Might be some new ones in the future for this one.  LOL!

Overall a nice kit...just make sure you get one that was not stored in a hot garage or something like that.  LOL!  The brittle plastic was a challenge for sure, but the fit was very nice (except for the main canopy..it was off a bit on both sides), and the instructions were good, so a very nice build overall.  Here she is..thanks for looking!

Here she is with my growing collection of 1/72 builds...stop laughing Bish!!!  ;)

 

 

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Posted by Theuns on Saturday, May 26, 2018 9:04 AM

Nice build Eagle90, I like the colours :-)

 

Thanx for taking part.

 

Theuns

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    November, 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Saturday, May 26, 2018 9:12 AM

Theuns

Nice build Eagle90, I like the colours :-)

 

Thanx for taking part.

 

Theuns

 

Theuns...thank you for hosting a great GB!!!!  I have enjoyed the two bombers I have done...dare I say...I might just have to do another?!  I have until April of next year you know.  ;)

Thanks again!

 

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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, May 26, 2018 9:20 AM

Those are two VERY nice looking Junkers bombers!

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
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, May 26, 2018 10:46 AM

Theuns, really nice looking 88, great finish.

''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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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, May 26, 2018 10:50 AM

Bobby, great to see this one finish, nice work.

''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
    April, 2010
Posted by Theuns on Sunday, May 27, 2018 9:16 AM

OK lads, since I wanted to treat myself with a relatively simple build after the JU 88 I took out thje 1/48 Mirage F-1 AZ . It will have a Pavla resin cockpit set and the South African AF "AZ" resin nose with laser range finder for the bomb-computer.

The AZ was used with great success by the SAAF against SWAPO forces aswell as Angolan forces from 1970's to early 90's

The AZ was usually armed with GP and cluster munitions but carried missles for self defence.

I am doing the late war "low viz" schemeof dark earth/dark green over PRU blue with "ghosted" insignea

http://www.saairforce.co.za/site/gallery_and_media/index.php/36/mirage-f1az?gallery_id=36

 

Nice Pavla detail on the office and bang seat

 IMG_20180527_164343 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 IMG_20180527_164302 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

I got this exhaust from a friend....way better than the kit one

 IMG_20180527_164250 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 IMG_20180527_163112 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

Theuns

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Sunday, May 27, 2018 7:29 PM

That 88 looks great Theuns. Shame it was a difficult build, but th result is definitely worth the effort.

Cheers

Tony

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

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    April, 2010
Posted by Theuns on Sunday, May 27, 2018 11:34 PM

Thanx Tony

Here is the resin bling sofar, it turns this kit from toy like to something special I recon...

 IMG_20180528_061435 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 IMG_20180528_061253 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

I will have to cutt off the radar sight, there is a slight difference between the AZ that had the bomb computer instead of the air radar intercept.

I am cheat a little to make it into an AZ.

 

Theuns

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    April, 2010
Posted by Theuns on Monday, May 28, 2018 11:38 PM

The IP that I have is for the French CT/CR, same as the SAAF CZ F-1 with the radar scope on the right.

The AZ as used by the SAAF didnt have this but had a moving map display mounted centrally on the top IP, I will have to modify the IP to the correct shape.

 IMG_20180529_061630 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

Theuns

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    April, 2010
Posted by Theuns on Saturday, June 02, 2018 11:23 AM
 

The office in the Mirage is black, now that presents me with a problem as it will hide all the lovely resin detail so I went for tamiya "rubber black"

It is not as "harsh" as normal matt black and I can still drybrush some areas and do a black pinwash in others to give some tonal difference.

 IMG_20180602_164227 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

Theuns

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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, June 02, 2018 11:41 AM

Good choice!  Black does seem to wash out the fine details.

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, June 03, 2018 5:42 AM

The tub..

 IMG_20180603_122352 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

Seat, still needs some buckles to be painted

 IMG_20180603_122540 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

For the exhaust I used alclad burnt iron and highlited the pettals with a graphite pencil to look "metal" the pix dont really reflect the look as well.

 

 IMG_20180603_120847 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

On the indise I did the same but added tamiya smoke to tone it down a little.

 IMG_20180603_120826 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

Theuns

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    April, 2010
Posted by Theuns on Sunday, June 03, 2018 10:40 AM

Here is the office almost done..

 IMG_20180603_165203 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 IMG_20180603_165257 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

Theuns

  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 8:58 PM

I'd like to enter with an Airfix 1/72 A-4 Skyhawk. I'm not sure whether it will be the USN or Argentinian scheme yet, I know they dropped unguided bombs during the Falklands war.

I'd just like to make sure it fits the theme of this GB.

Cheers

Tony

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

  • Member since
    January, 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, June 10, 2018 8:47 AM

BalloonsWow what a different bird after the mist coat and smoke! I took notes on this one. Well played 

On the bench - 1/48 Revell PT-17, and a 1/32 T-38 Thunderbird custom build.

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 9:00 AM

Hey Theuns

Got some of the commissions cleared off the bench (sort of) and can start on my entry soon. Would like to switch to a 1/72 F-105D loaded with Mk. 117's in SEA camo. I see no one has a Thud for the GB so it will bring variety to the bunch.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 9:05 AM

Tony, i notice Theuns has not replied so i am guessing he isn't able to get on. I'll add your build to a temp roster until he is able to.

''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
    November, 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 9:57 AM

What the heck is going on with this site? I can't access the forum thru my conversations but have to go to the first page then click to the last ans scroll down to the last post!

EDIT: I just posted this and I get an error message saying the post is unavailable but it's there if I go thru the first page to the last.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 10:02 AM

PJ, its been happening to this thread ever since it started, not sure what the issue is. I have seen it with another thread as well, but none of the otehrs.

''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
    November, 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 10:07 AM

That is weird. Thanks for the heads up Bish.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:20 PM

Bish

Tony, i notice Theuns has not replied so i am guessing he isn't able to get on. I'll add your build to a temp roster until he is able to.

 

Thanks Bish, appreciate it.

Cheers

Tony

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

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