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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 Saturday, March 31, 2018 3:33 PM

Looking good Justin.

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

 

On the bench: Amusing Hobby 1/35th Lowe

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    April, 2010
Posted by Theuns on Sunday, April 01, 2018 2:49 AM

The decals in this kit were totally US and just shattered in the water

 IMG_20180331_071525 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 IMG_20180331_071623 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

I raided the spares box to come up with new Sqn codes and crosses.

 IMG_20180331_131812 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

Theuns

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, April 01, 2018 4:23 AM

Nice recovery Theuns.

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

 

On the bench: Amusing Hobby 1/35th Lowe

  • Member since
    September, 2016
Posted by TheWaggishAmerican on Sunday, April 01, 2018 11:47 AM

She's finally done! I didn't get everything with her I wanted to do done- however, I got fed up with the project (no fault of the kit's- I just wanted to work on something else). I ended up going with an 'Afrika Korps Counter-Attack 1946' Scheme. All decals were from the kit, save the little unit patches (from some Italian aircraft) and the swastika's, which I pulled from a Tamiya He 162. For a wash, I used Flory Models Dark Earth. I LOVE the Flory Models washes- they are a pain to get in the US, however. I'm dreading when I run out of my current stash. Besides that, weathering was kept basic. Chipping was done with a sponge and silver enamel paint, and gun residue was replicated with Tamiya Weathering Master. I misplaced a cannon barrel, so I broke from the kit and decided that my Ar 555 had cannon ports instead of protruding barrels. Finally, to wrap it all up, I used EZ-Line Fine Black to create rigging, and gave the glass a scrub with NOVUS 1.

For the wrapup page, if you could use the first photo (right here) that would be great. Thanks for the fun GB!

 

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On the Bench- Tamiya 1/48 Fw-190D9, AMT 1/72 F-15, Academy 1/72 OV-10, 1/32 Fiesler Storch, 1/200 Mercury, Gemini, Atlas, Saturn 1b, Saturn V, Monogram 1/72 'Nam- Tour of Duty' F-4J

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    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Sunday, April 01, 2018 11:52 AM

WA that’s beautiful ,stunning camo ! Well done wash nice job.

  

 Nick.

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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, April 01, 2018 11:56 AM

Excellent overall build!

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
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, April 01, 2018 12:14 PM

Really nicely done Waggish, great finish. Got the front page updated.

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

 

On the bench: Amusing Hobby 1/35th Lowe

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Sunday, April 01, 2018 12:34 PM

Theuns good  job on the 88 nice recovery !

  

 Nick.

  • Member since
    October, 2009
  • From: Worcester, England.
Posted by aeroplanegripper on Sunday, April 01, 2018 1:23 PM

crown r n7

WA that’s beautiful ,stunning camo ! Well done wash nice job.

 

I concur, that is a fantastic build and paint job, well done.

Best Regards

Mark

"bis vivit qui bene vivit"

 

  • Member since
    October, 2009
  • From: Worcester, England.
Posted by aeroplanegripper on Sunday, April 01, 2018 1:42 PM

Hi everyone,

Apologies, Its been a while since I last posted and advised on progress on the Airfix Junkers Ju-87, things like work and family life have got in the way a bit, and as we have a nice long weekend and holiday here, I have managed to get a few hours in on the Stuka.

Fuselage work is complete, and a lot of time went on the masking of the canopy, ready for the application of primer. The masking set is used was the Pee-Wit set, and although cheaper than the Eduard set I must say is inferior as the masks kept peeling off! You can see some on the canopy here.

 I have kept the undercarriage off, to paint seperate from the underside as they are the same colour as the top, RLM 70 and 71.Also I will fit the slats after decaling as they are bound to break knowing me!

 I will mask and paint the underside tomorrow given the chance, and paint the slats and undercarriage.

Thats it for now, thanks for looking!

Best Regards

Mark

"bis vivit qui bene vivit"

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, April 01, 2018 2:31 PM

Stuka has come on nicely Mark.

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

 

On the bench: Amusing Hobby 1/35th Lowe

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    April, 2010
Posted by Theuns on Monday, April 02, 2018 9:29 AM

Now that mottling looks very cool indeed :-)

Mark, for your JU87, what paint you using for the RLM 70/71?

I used Humbrol 241 and 242, they work really well and colour match is good.

Here in my 88 sofar with weatheri done and top maat coat on

 IMG_20180402_154944 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

Theuns

  • Member since
    October, 2009
  • From: Worcester, England.
Posted by aeroplanegripper on Monday, April 02, 2018 9:36 AM

Bish

Stuka has come on nicely Mark.

Thanks Bish, well today was a day of minor disasters. First of all while removing the mask from the underside, post the application of RLM 65, the radio aerial snapped in half, it wasnt very sturdy anyway and looked fragile, so the hunt for a replacement has begun!

 I had also decided to repaint the prop spinner band after being unhappy with the result that I had. It looked like the Luftwaffe fitter was drunk while painting it, so I have started the progress of paint stripping. Its there on the bottom right on my bench. Mind you I was happy with the Xtracolor Enamel RLM 65, nice texture and finish and easy to spray.

 So onwards and upwards, post a ton of Tamiya Masking Tape, I have applied a coat of Humbrol Matt 242, (RLM 71) and will leave for a day or two. Undercarriage has been assembled, and was painted at the top and will await RLM 70 when I do the second colour coat.

Thats it for now, work tomorrow, so thanks for looking.

Best Regards

Mark

"bis vivit qui bene vivit"

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, April 02, 2018 11:25 AM

I hate those antenna masks, as prone to breaking at pitot tubes. I always try and leave them off until last.

Best of luck with that spinner.

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

 

On the bench: Amusing Hobby 1/35th Lowe

  • Member since
    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, April 05, 2018 8:57 PM

Yep, the antennaes and the counter weights under the wings always seem to break off for me!  But, it looks like your more than halfway there!

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, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, April 05, 2018 8:58 PM

Have you ever had one of those kits that you become quite tired of and you just want to be done as quickly as possible? This is one of those kits. The interior went together well enough but the exterior has succumbed to a few fit problems. Particularly the seam along fuselage, the wing roots, and the engine covers.  I’m careful to test fit parts prior to gluing them but I still ran into problems.  As with most Airfix kits I’ve built, some parts were quite thick and the plastic is soft which created some irregular joints. But, the show must go on. Bang Head

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 Friday, April 06, 2018 8:02 AM

My JU 88 was the same, great detail but fit issues...I HATE filling and sanding :-(

 

Theuns

  • Member since
    October, 2009
  • From: Worcester, England.
Posted by aeroplanegripper on Saturday, April 07, 2018 4:35 AM

 

Chad that is some real patience you have on the He-111, its coming on a treat though. Theuns, the Junkers JU-88 does look great, I have the Revell one in my stash.

Best Regards

Mark

"bis vivit qui bene vivit"

 

  • Member since
    October, 2009
  • From: Worcester, England.
Posted by aeroplanegripper on Saturday, April 07, 2018 4:53 AM

Morning all,

I have commenced the painting of the Stuka, first of all was the coat of Humbrol 242, to represent RLM 71, it was an old tin that I got at SMW 17, and was a bit thick when i opened it, but it sprayed a treat with thinners. After a quick rub down with 12000 MicroMesh pad I masked with a combination of Tamiya tape and frisket film, looks a bit colourful.

 Next coat, was the Humbrol 241, RLM 70, again an old tin, and it took a lot of thinning.I also did the undercarriage seperate in both colours and the flaps. The siren props had a covering of Humbrol 27000 Matt Aluminium.

And this is how it looks this morning, ready for an Alclad Gloss Aqua coat, or two.

 Thanks for looking

Best Regards

Mark

"bis vivit qui bene vivit"

 

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    April, 2010
Posted by Theuns on Saturday, April 07, 2018 5:25 AM

Good work on the splinter.

I have found that for thinning enamel like Humbrol I get very good results with mineral turpentine. It does not lead to pigment seperation when using thinners.

This way I can get the paint to a consistincy of milk, then it sprays well.

 

Theuns

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Saturday, April 07, 2018 2:30 PM

Ok, bomber number one is finished!  My Revell B2 Spirit stealth bomber is Complete!

 

 B2 Spirit stealth bomber 1/144 scale Revell kit by Justin Ryan, on Flickr

 B2 Spirit stealth bomber 1/144 scale Revell kit by Justin Ryan, on Flickr

 B2 Spirit stealth bomber 1/144 scale Revell kit by Justin Ryan, on Flickr

And this one for the cover page....

 B2 Spirit stealth bomber by Justin Ryan, on Flickr

Now I just need to finish the Gotha IV...but that thing is frustrating me right now....

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

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  • Member since
    October, 2009
  • From: Worcester, England.
Posted by aeroplanegripper on Sunday, April 08, 2018 3:48 AM

Justinryan215

Ok, bomber number one is finished!  My Revell B2 Spirit stealth bomber is Complete! 

Justin, even though that B2 is 1/144 scale it sure is a beast! it looks really sinister, well done.

Best Regards

Mark

"bis vivit qui bene vivit"

 

  • Member since
    April, 2010
Posted by Theuns on Sunday, April 08, 2018 5:53 AM

Very good work on that B-2, I like it :-)

 

Theuns

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, April 08, 2018 5:55 AM

Really nice work on the B-2, front page is updated.

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

 

On the bench: Amusing Hobby 1/35th Lowe

  • Member since
    October, 2009
  • From: Worcester, England.
Posted by aeroplanegripper on Sunday, April 08, 2018 7:25 AM

Hello everyone,

I have completed the gloss coats on the Airfix Stuka, using Alclad Aqua Gloss, I used two coats in total, top and bottom.

 I also, for the third time!, masked and resprayed the spinner till I finally was happy with it. Its not great, but I think it will suffice. I also added a gloss coat to this before assembley.

 I also then spent a little time sorting out all the decals I will be requiring. I will be using the excellent Xtradecal set X72118, Luftwaffe Battle of Britain, and the Stuka is the same as the one displayed in the curent Airfix kit, but I didnt have any decals for it. I will be doing the Me 110, Do 17 and Junkers JU 88 in the future so they will get used.

I have work this week, and then am off to Spain for a long weekend break, so might try to get a little decaling one evening, well see.

Thanks for looking in.

Best Regards

Mark

"bis vivit qui bene vivit"

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, April 08, 2018 7:32 AM

That spinner looks pretty good to me, nice work.

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

 

On the bench: Amusing Hobby 1/35th Lowe

  • Member since
    November, 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Sunday, April 08, 2018 9:12 AM

My apologies to everyone.  I've been very busy at work and on the road a lot lately, been dealing with the anniversary of my wife passing, and spending time with my awesome kids.  Of which, they have been taking turns getting sick.  LOL!

I have had a little time to get to the B-24.  I had to get some national insignia for the 24 to match the AOR they were in and time frame.  Then I tried to mask all the plexiglass areas on the B-24....and yes, I gave up!  LOL!  I ordered an EZ Mask set for it.  Embarrassed  So here are some pics for you.  I hope to have more for you today or tomorrow...I'm hoping to get some bench time in.  Enjoy.

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, April 08, 2018 9:35 AM

Coming on nicely there Bobby.

So, you lined up the 1/32nd scale kit yet Big Smile

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

 

On the bench: Amusing Hobby 1/35th Lowe

  • Member since
    November, 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Sunday, April 08, 2018 9:50 AM

Bish

Coming on nicely there Bobby.

So, you lined up the 1/32nd scale kit yet Big Smile

 

Thank you sir.

LOL!!!!  NO!!!  This is quite large enough for me right now.  As you can see from the pics...where am I going to put this beautiful bomber!?  LOL!

 

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    September, 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 7:08 AM

Got some pre-shading done on my TU-22 backfire.

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/72 PZL-23

1/72 LS Dinah III, 1/48 Dragon Fw190A-5

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