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Bomber GB ' 18 - '19

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    March, 2017
Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 5:34 AM
I'm in the same boat as you, greentracker! Have yet to cut a single part from the sprue, and I have two different models entered in this GB. Luckily we have a lot of time left, but in all honesty, I'll probably only be able to finish 1 at the most...

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    February, 2007
  • From: Bronze Squadron - Battlestar Cerberus
Posted by Lodni Kranazon on Thursday, July 19, 2018 1:30 AM

Going to try to make the lead floors & bulkheads as inconspicuous as possible. Plus I'm adding some cockpit sidewall detail & the compartment for the turret.

 

[Admiring Starbuck's space fighter] Cassiopeia: It's a perfect machine! Born to dance amongst the stars! Starbuck: Yeah, it's bumping into them that has me worried.

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 3:23 AM

Quick bump up while Theuns is away.

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

 

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

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    April, 2010
Posted by Theuns on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 9:36 AM

Exactly 1 month after my decals were posted in Cape Town, it is now at the capetown central post office !

Theuns

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 11:32 AM

What are they doing, crawling there by themselves. Well, at least the GB has plenty of time to run.

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

 

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

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    September, 2017
Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 12:24 PM

I have been making progress, but mostly it is just filling, sanding, and waiting for the japanese postal sevice. I could post some pics, but I think that it would be quite boring.

   

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Posted by Theuns on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 11:26 PM

The post office was on strike as usual and now the backlog needs to be sorted out. I am not surprized that they will now claim overtime because they need to work harder and go on strike because they can not get paid overtime and performance bonusses.

That is unfortionately what happens in a country where the gov needs the unions as it will be elections next year.

 

Theuns

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 1:25 AM

One of the guys in our model club is from S Africa and he happened to mention the postal system. He posted something in the middle of May and a couple of days later he tracked it leaving the UK. All he knows now is that its some where in Joburg.

Well, i hope you get your decals at some point, hopefully soon.

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

 

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

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    April, 2010
Posted by Theuns on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 11:36 PM

My build moe joe took a real knock last night.

My panther was basically ready to paint, all primed and sanded. I was clumsy and knocked over the bottle of tamiya thin cement onto the table, no big deal the model was not close to it.

 

Apon closer look I saw a nice big blotch on the windshield where a single drop must have landed melting a fat ugly spot into the "glass" section next to the framing....not sure it can be rectified :-(

 

Theuns

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, July 26, 2018 12:50 AM

Ouch, that don't sound good.

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

 

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

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    February, 2015
  • From: California
Posted by PA24-250Flyer on Thursday, July 26, 2018 6:37 PM

Hi Folks,

My job pulled me out of town for 6 weeks so had not made much progress on the Stuka. I have made some since I have been home though. I can say that this kit is one of the more frustrating as far as fit issues. It is coming together but I know I have less hair as a result!Bang Head

George

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, July 27, 2018 4:49 AM

Your making a good job of it George despite the issues.

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

 

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

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    February, 2007
  • From: Bronze Squadron - Battlestar Cerberus
Posted by Lodni Kranazon on Sunday, July 29, 2018 2:45 PM
Very sorry to hear that Theuns! George, very nice work. I have not made a lot of progress on my Boston. Mostly just cleaning up parts.

[Admiring Starbuck's space fighter] Cassiopeia: It's a perfect machine! Born to dance amongst the stars! Starbuck: Yeah, it's bumping into them that has me worried.

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    April, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Sunday, July 29, 2018 7:46 PM

PA24 - the Stuka looks great despite the delay.

Theuns, that doesn't sound great and is very unlucky. If I had a spare canopy, I'd send it.

Cheers

Tony

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

  • Member since
    April, 2010
Posted by Theuns on Sunday, July 29, 2018 11:37 PM

Thanx Tnoy, I have removed the "offending" canopy, sanded it and then pollished it.

A dip in future made it less "bad" and it is now glued back. I am just going to carry on with the build so I can start concentrating on my model of the year kits for December :-)

 

Theuns

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    April, 2010
Posted by Theuns on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 7:22 AM

I painted the LE alslad, the gloss blue is much darker than in the pix

 IMG_20180731_140147 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 IMG_20180731_140111 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

Theuns

  • Member since
    February, 2007
  • From: Bronze Squadron - Battlestar Cerberus
Posted by Lodni Kranazon on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 1:15 PM
Very nice, Theuns! What kit is that again?

[Admiring Starbuck's space fighter] Cassiopeia: It's a perfect machine! Born to dance amongst the stars! Starbuck: Yeah, it's bumping into them that has me worried.

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    February, 2015
  • From: California
Posted by PA24-250Flyer on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 8:44 PM

Thanks guys for the kind words. I am getting into painting now and will get some photos up soon. Sorry for not responding earlier, for some reason I am not getting the updates to this thread lately.

 

George

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    February, 2015
  • From: California
Posted by PA24-250Flyer on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 9:31 PM

Ok, so I have the belly and preshading done. I have done some alclad on the wings that I am hoping to do some chipping on so will see how that goes. I am going to leave the topside where it is for now because I am heading to Phoenix tomorrow for the IPMS National show for a few days. I have never been and hope to see some neat stuffYes

 

  • Member since
    April, 2010
Posted by Theuns on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 11:32 PM

Nice pre shading showing through the bottom paint :-)

 

It is the Trumpeter 1/48 F-9F I am doing now.

 

Theuns

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, August 01, 2018 6:45 AM

Stuka is coming on nicely PA.

''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 Wednesday, August 01, 2018 6:47 AM

Looks good Theuns.

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

 

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

  • Member since
    February, 2015
  • From: California
Posted by PA24-250Flyer on Wednesday, August 01, 2018 9:15 PM

Nice work on the F-9F! Looking forward to seeing it come together!

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    April, 2010
Posted by Theuns on Thursday, August 02, 2018 11:23 PM

I got the worst of the canopy marks sanded and pollished out to an acceptable limit. Yesterday I started to decal, went on OK....untill I noticed that the nose undercart has broken off and is missing  AARRG! the model seems cursed LOL

 

I will have to scratchbuild something to look like a nose strut.

 

Theuns

  • Member since
    February, 2007
  • From: Bronze Squadron - Battlestar Cerberus
Posted by Lodni Kranazon on Friday, August 03, 2018 1:58 AM
Dang! That sux!!

[Admiring Starbuck's space fighter] Cassiopeia: It's a perfect machine! Born to dance amongst the stars! Starbuck: Yeah, it's bumping into them that has me worried.

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    April, 2010
Posted by Theuns on Saturday, August 04, 2018 11:21 PM

Here it is before I put a satin clearcoat on.

 IMG_20180803_112752 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

Theuns

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    September, 2017
Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Sunday, August 05, 2018 12:25 AM

I have put my build on hold for a week while I finish a build to enter in the IPMS show, after that I will resume progress.

   

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    February, 2007
  • From: Bronze Squadron - Battlestar Cerberus
Posted by Lodni Kranazon on Sunday, August 05, 2018 4:51 AM
Looking good Theuns!

[Admiring Starbuck's space fighter] Cassiopeia: It's a perfect machine! Born to dance amongst the stars! Starbuck: Yeah, it's bumping into them that has me worried.

  • Member since
    April, 2010
Posted by Theuns on Monday, August 13, 2018 11:29 PM

After almost 3 months waiting for my decals for the F-1 I still have no joy getting them, ordering new will result in the same thing as the strike has created such a backlog that nothing is happening.

The F-9f was going well untill I broke off and lost the nose wheel strut. In the meantime I have started gluing bits together to look like a strut LOL

 

Theuns

  • Member since
    August, 2018
Posted by JBlair on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 1:30 AM

Hi Theuns or Bish,

I have been an observer of this forum for quite some time now and thought I would finally try and jump onboard a group build.

Would it be possible to enter in with a 1/72 Hasegawa He111 H-6? I am really excited to get started and learn from the vast experience available from this forum.

Regards

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