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Bomber GB ' 18 - '19

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  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • 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!

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

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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

ON THE BENCH

Too many projects to list. 

  • Member since
    October, 2009
  • From: Oil City, PA
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.

A.K.A. Ken                I reject your reality and substitute one of my own

 

  • Member since
    October, 2009
  • 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.

A.K.A. Ken                I reject your reality and substitute one of my own

 

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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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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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    April, 2005
  • 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

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

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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: 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.

''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: 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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    September, 2017
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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    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, June 17, 2018 9:29 PM

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

Nope.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

Too many projects to list. 

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    October, 2009
  • 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.

A.K.A. Ken                I reject your reality and substitute one of my own

 

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

That is weird. Thanks for the heads up Bish.

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

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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

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  • 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.

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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

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    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.

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

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    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.

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  • 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.

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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

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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, 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  

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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, 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 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, 2005
  • 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 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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