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  • Member since
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  • From: Oil City, PA
Posted by greentracker98 on Sunday, June 17, 2018 8:22 PM

I was just wondering; Is everyone finished with thier bombers? When I have yet to cut a single part from the sprue.

I've been trying to get on it for a couple of weeks now, but every time I turn around, something comes up. Bang Head Hopefully it will be real soon. Tomorrow,(monday) I'll try for.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, June 17, 2018 9:29 PM

greentracker98
I was just wondering; Is everyone finished with thier bombers?

Nope.

Steve

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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Sunday, June 17, 2018 9:58 PM

No, I also have yet to start. I have been busy with the Russian Armor GB, but as I have finished with the building I will start on my B-25 within the next few days.

   

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Monday, June 18, 2018 12:00 AM

Unstarted and proud ! Cool

Cheers

Tony

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

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, June 18, 2018 1:59 AM

Not by a long shot. I won't be starting mine for a few months.

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Posted by Theuns on Monday, June 18, 2018 11:33 AM

OK lads. I am back. My ISP is totally useless and after 9 days that I bought my data decided to now actually give it to me!

Anyway, Tony I put you on the roster and  PJ I changed you to the 1/72 Thud.

I had a hard time with the resin nose not fitting well, allot of filling and sanding was needed to fare it in. Then the canopy fit was poor and I had to modify this to fot aswell....then rescribe it all - so much for a quick easy build LOL

 IMG_20180616_094154 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 IMG_20180614_174212 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

Theuns

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Monday, June 18, 2018 6:53 PM

I guess thats an old Esci kit Theuns, before Italeri released it. You seem to have done a pretty good job of bringing it up to scratch. What's the purpose of the new nose, is it a correction or a conversion ?

Cheers

Tony

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Posted by Theuns on Monday, June 18, 2018 11:33 PM

Tony the SAAF had a different nose than the standard F-1 nose. The thing on the bottom is a laser for the bomb computor and the IFR probe was retractable.

 

Theuns

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 12:08 AM

Thanks Theuns.

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

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  • From: Oil City, PA
Posted by greentracker98 on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 4:02 PM

Bish

Not by a long shot. I won't be starting mine for a few months.

 

Thanks guys I was starting to feel a bit lonely thereCrying but the Mototrcycle GB will be starting in 3 months. Thats making me worry. I'm still involved with a Landing Craft. Oh well Just work my way though it.

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Posted by greentracker98 on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 4:05 PM

Bish

Not by a long shot. I won't be starting mine for a few months.

 

Thanks guys. I was starting to feel a bit lonley there. I thought being retired meanty you didn't have anything to do.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 5:09 PM

greentracker98

 

 
Bish

Not by a long shot. I won't be starting mine for a few months.

 

 

 

Thanks guys. I was starting to feel a bit lonley there. I thought being retired meanty you didn't have anything to do.

 

You're not driving your rig anymore?

Steve

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 3:16 PM

Theuns

PJ I changed you to the 1/72 Thud.

Thanks!

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

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Posted by JacknewbIII on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 9:54 PM

Here is my completed SB2C Helldiver. Three tone Navy paint scheme (my personal favorite) and there is actually a torpedoe under the plane I promise! I did the panel lines and focused my weathering efforts on the underside with a bit of oil spillage etc. Good little kit here and I didnt make any huge mistakes this time around thanks to the tips I am picking up in these forums. I have never done a base and wanted to try the actual flying look for once!Thanks for letting me join in, thanks to everyone for helping me improve by sharing and of course thanks to the GB Host!

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Posted by Theuns on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 11:31 PM

That Hell diver looks superb, the water base really  brings it to life. well done.

 

Thanx for taking part.

 

Theuns

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, June 21, 2018 2:24 AM

Lovely looking build Jack and very well displayed, the base looks great. I'll update the completed builds roster.

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Thursday, June 21, 2018 4:53 PM

Thats a really effective way of dislaying it Jack, and it's a very nice model too. THe water looks terrific.

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Sunday, June 24, 2018 9:07 AM

Hey Theuns,

I’d like to add another build to the roster.  I’ve got a 1/72 scale kit from Italeri of the B-25G Mitchell medium bomber I’d like to do.  Thanks in advance for adding it!

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Sunday, June 24, 2018 9:10 AM

Theuns,

Can you put me down for another build in this GB?  I’ve got a B-25G Mitchell I’d like to build, 1/72 scale, by Italeri.  Thanks in advance!

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, June 24, 2018 9:29 AM

Yes no worries atall, I will put you down for the B-15 :-)

The windshield took allot of work but I think it came out OK

 IMG_20180623_161345 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

The preshaded it all

 IMG_20180624_084417 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

The colour the saaf used are not "out the tin" standard so I had to mix my own.

 IMG_20180624_140429 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 IMG_20180624_152434 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

I am rather pleased with the look

 IMG_20180624_160324 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

Next the intermediate PRU blue will go on.

 

Theuns

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  • From: Worcester, England.
Posted by aeroplanegripper on Sunday, June 24, 2018 9:50 AM

taxtp

Thats a really effective way of dislaying it Jack, and it's a very nice model too. THe water looks terrific.

Cheers

Tony

 

I concur with Tony, that is a great looking Helldiver Jack, and I love the base,well done mate.

Best Regards

Mark

"bis vivit qui bene vivit"

 

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, June 24, 2018 11:01 AM

These are not the best pix but you get the idea of the scheme

 IMG_20180624_175354 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 IMG_20180624_175320 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

I will try humbrol glear gloss for the first time on this as soon as it is fully cleared.

 

Theuns

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Sunday, June 24, 2018 8:29 PM

good scheme Theuns. I haven't used Humbrol Gloss Clear for years, hope it works ok.

Cheers

Tony

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, June 24, 2018 11:47 PM

Tony I usually golss with tamiya acrylic that I apply in thin coats, I hope this humbrol works the same.

 

Theuns

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Posted by Theuns on Friday, June 29, 2018 10:33 AM

The pylons supplied in the kit  for the outer stations is incorrect for a SAAF craft so I though of building new ones from styrine sheer. Then I saw that if I just cut the kit one on the red line I can get somthing that is quite close to what I see in pix.so this is what I will do.

 

 IMG_20180629_071622 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

Theuns

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Posted by TheMongoose on Friday, June 29, 2018 9:11 PM

Jack, love the waves! I could see some nice weathering on the underside of that Helldiver too, looks terrific.

 

Theuns the camo is looking sharp, nice transition between colors!

On the bench - 1/48 Revell PT-17, on hold 1/32 T-38 Thunderbird custom build, and in the works a 1/32 kit bash F-18A Desert Storm Hornet.

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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Friday, June 29, 2018 10:54 PM

I have begun work on my B-25. I built up and painted the inside of the fusalage. Then weathering was done with Tamiya brown panel liner and a sepia filter:

The cockpit has very little detail and no decals, I ran a pencil over the dials to highlight them:

The next thing to do is to sand off and re-scribe the raised panel lined and rivits.

   

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Posted by Theuns on Saturday, June 30, 2018 12:17 AM

Very nice interior on that b 25 :-)

 

Theuns

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Posted by Theuns on Monday, July 02, 2018 10:45 AM

I am pleased with the look of the humbrol clear coat.

 IMG_20180702_123337 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

Theuns

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Posted by Theuns on Tuesday, July 03, 2018 10:13 AM

 

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Posted by Theuns on Tuesday, July 03, 2018 10:10 AM

I am waiting for decals for the Mirage so took thos little kit out to play with.

It will be a simple out the box build, I just added belts to the otherwize bare seat.

Pity about the sidewall detail being to soft to really give a noce look, even using my white pencil to "drybrush" still gives a "feathered" look

 IMG_20180703_131155 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

The IP is quite nice being accetate and PE

 IMG_20180703_160659 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

Sofar the fit is quite nice

 IMG_20180703_165159 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

Theuns

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