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Shelf of Doom GB II - 2018

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Shelf of Doom GB II - 2018
Posted by taxtp on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 9:26 PM

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to the next iteration of the Shelf of Doom GB. It will run from April 1st to September 30th 2018, so it's a full 6 months.

This is the chance to get some of those nasty old shelf queens off the shelf and into your cabinet. Crossovers are allowed. The only stipulation is that the model has been on the Shelf of Doom for at least 3 months. It can be at any stage of completion, except already completed of course ! Any plastic model of any subject is most welcome.

Let's see how many Shelf Queens we can complete this year ! I'll keep count.

Please try to post a photo of it's current state then WIP photos until you are triumphant !

The Badge:

Cheers

Tony

 

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

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Posted by taxtp on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 9:26 PM

The Roster

taxtp (Tony) : 1/32 Czech Model T-33A Shooting Star 

                        1/200 Hasegawa Airbus A320 (Completed)

                        1/72 Academy P-47D Thunderbolt (Completed)

GMorrison    : 1/400 Heller HMS Illustrious, "Lusty Lady"

Griffin25         : 1/35 Tamiya M113. Hezbollah service from former Lebanese army. Syria    (Complete)

littletimmy      : 1/72 Revell Type VII - C  U - boat 

Bish               : 1/35 Italeri Ostwind Diorama (Completed)

                     1/35 Tamiya Tiger I mid production & Schwimmwagen Diorama(Completed)

Bufflehead (Ernest) : 1/35 Dragon T-34/85 1944

Hogfanfs (Bruce)     : 1/35 Fine Molds Type 4 Chi-To

Mrmike          : 1/72 Hasegawa MV-22 Osprey

stikpusher      : TBD

lewbud (Buddy) : 1/72 Airfix Bf 110

                              1/72 Academy 1/72 P-51B 'Old Crow' (completed)

falconmod (John)    : 1/48 Monogram F8U Crusader (Completed)

                         1/72 Italeri EF-111A Raven

                         Hasegawa Egg Plane F-16 (Completed)

                         Esci Mirage (completed)

                         1/48 Monogram F-80 Shooting Star

Armor_Aficianado (Eric) : 1/72 Matchbox Bae Hawk 200 (Completed)

crown r n7  (Nick)   1/48 Tamiya F4F-4 Wildcat (Completed)

                                  1/48 Tamiya Mitsubishi A6M-5/5a Zero (Completed)

modelcrazy    : 1/72 Matchbox A-4 Mk-1 Comet

Rob Gronovius : 1/35 Tamiya Bergepanzer IV

Sailing_Dutchman : 1/35 Dragon Tiger

The Waggish American : 1/72 Revell P-38 Lightning

ygmodeler4Academy Space Shuttle w/747 Transport

JacknewbIII : AMT/ERTL 1/25 Chevy Bel Air (Completed)

keavdog (John) : Esci 1/48 Kfir C/2

Lodni Kranazon: Mini/Hasegawa 1/72 F6F Hellcat

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

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 9:27 PM

Models rescued from the Shelf of Doom : 13

Bish

Griffin25

crown r n7

falconmod

armor_aficionado

taxtp

Jacknewbill

Lewbud

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

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Posted by taxtp on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 9:31 PM

Note that if you want to start a bit early, I'll turn a blind eye ! It's good to strike whilst the enthusiasm is there.

My first contribution is a Czech Models 1/32 T-33A Shooting Star. It's quite a difficult build and I didn't get very far with it. I started it in January 2012, and then quickly moved it to the shelf, where it's sat forlornly ever since.

Here's the box art:

Here it is as of today:

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 10:32 PM

OK. I'm in. I will be pulling my Revell 1/72 scale Type VII - C  U - boat out of the "Trunk of Death" It's about 50% completed ( Hull is glued together and painted, but all the fiddly bit's are still in the box and unpainted. )

There are two kit's in the box. I will be working on the one on top. I will post a more current photo when I start. ( she's been like this since 2010 )

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by taxtp on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 10:42 PM

Nice subject choice littletimmy. It will be good to get that off your chest ! I'll update the roster. Welcome aboard.

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 3:09 AM

Tony, i have several armour kits that were finished as a stand alone kit, though they now all need repair after getting knocked off a shelf, but i never got round to completing the dioramas. So to me, they are not complete. Trying to get a couple done this year, but if they count, i'll enter with the Italeri 1/35th Ostwind. Might give me that extra bit of insentive.

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

 

On the bench: Amusing Hobby 1/35th Lowe

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Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 6:52 AM

Bish, I didn't know that Italeri did an Ostwind, but I'm more than happy to mark you in for an Italeri 1/35 Ostwind Diorama. It's good to have you here.

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 7:02 AM

Thanks Tony. It quite an old kit which i built for the 1000 road wheels GB, i think back in 2009. Will post some pics at the weekend, but be warned, it ain't pretty.

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

 

On the bench: Amusing Hobby 1/35th Lowe

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 8:16 AM

Hi Tony, I'll be watching the GB. If I can get my USS Johnston mailed to me from Boise I'll tackle that one again since I let the ball drop on it last time. I'll let you know it I can get it.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/35 Hobby Boss Fieseler Storch
1/72 Hasegawa Nell
1/48 Tamiya Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales

In Que

1/700 Tamiya King George V

 

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  • From: San Francisco Bay Area
Posted by bufflehead on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 12:37 PM

Ready to join!  Here's my first queen - 1/35 Dragon T-34/85

The last photo I have is this one from almost three yrs ago....

...but its actually closer to 95% assembled.  A few broken parts need to be fixed, finish installing the ice cleats, and then paint her up!

I'll post some new photos this weekend when I return from working out of state.

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Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 4:18 PM

Gee Bish, we go back a long way, I remember that GB. 

MC, I erally hope you can get it and join in here.

Ernest, I like the T-34 a lot, it will be good t osee you get that thing done !

I'm going to make a confession, I started messing with my T-33 last night. I filled the seams on both wing tip tanks. Thats about as much filling and sanding as on two 1/72 Spitfires !

Enjoy guys.

Tony

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

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, March 22, 2018 3:14 AM

taxtp

Gee Bish, we go back a long way, I remember that GB. 

MC, I erally hope you can get it and join in here.

Ernest, I like the T-34 a lot, it will be good t osee you get that thing done !

I'm going to make a confession, I started messing with my T-33 last night. I filled the seams on both wing tip tanks. Thats about as much filling and sanding as on two 1/72 Spitfires !

Enjoy guys.

Tony

 

Your not wrong. I have a Tiger from the 2008 Steel cats GB, but thats going to take a bit more work. Bacvk then i was just rushing to meet GB dealines so ended up with quite a few armour builds just sitting on the shelf.

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

 

On the bench: Amusing Hobby 1/35th Lowe

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Posted by hogfanfs on Thursday, March 22, 2018 7:36 PM

Taxtp,

I'm in, with a Fine Molds Type 4 Chi-To that I did not finish for Bish's 1946 GB. 

Here is a couple picture of the progress:

And the assessories that will go with it:

Here is the box art:

I haven't worked on a model in about 6 months. Lately, Life has had a unique way of getting in the way, which took all the steam out of my sails. But, I think clear waters are ahead, so I'm looking forward to finishing this build with all who participate in this GB. 

Thanks!

 Bruce

 

 

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Posted by mrmike on Thursday, March 22, 2018 9:28 PM

Here's my entry. It's a nice kit, don't know why it got shelved. (I really do, but hate to admit being a startaholic). This GB couldn't be better timed ... I'm intent on actually finishing some kits this year.

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, March 22, 2018 11:15 PM

Oh I have many shelf queens that qualify... sign me up and I’ll decide what kit in a few days...

 

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Posted by lewbud on Friday, March 23, 2018 5:02 AM

Tony,

I'm in. Put me down for Airfix's 1/72 Bf-110. I started it back in 2015/2016 when I did my 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain GB. Pretty much all that's left is to paint the underside blue, attach the gear and apply the decals. IF I get that one done, I'll probably move on to a 1/72 Airfix Hawk in the 100th FAA Commerative markings. That one was supposed to be for the Weekend GB in 2008. That's a loooooonnnnngggg weekend.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by falconmod on Friday, March 23, 2018 7:46 AM

I've got 3.

1st Monogram 1/48 F-8 Crusader.  shelved it 5-6 years ago because I wanted to put Zuni rockets on it and couldn't afford them, now you can't find them so I'll revert to the twin sidewinder rails.

2nd is a Italeri 1/72 EF-111,  not sure why I shelved it but this GB gives me a good reason to finish it.

and 3rd  a very old Hasegawa Egg plane, a F-16.   I think I started it in 1996?  and I just found it yesterday in and old box in my shop.

John

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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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Saturday, March 24, 2018 8:19 AM

Hey, I’m in.  Put me down for my Matchbox 1:72 scale BAe Hawk 200.  Originally released in 1989, I don’t even remember how long it’s been on my shelf, but a good guess would be at least 20 years - a real Shelf Queen!  

https://pin.it/apndgunvcnaech

 

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Posted by taxtp on Sunday, March 25, 2018 5:54 AM

A_A, you're in. I've got myself all enthusiastic about Hawks too. I'll be glad to see it as I love those old Matchbox kits.

Falconmod, seems you were in dire need of this GB. I'll be really happy if you can knock that lot off.

Buddy, I've just put your first entry in, let me know if you want to enter the 2nd or wait until you complete te first. Thats a kit in my stash, so I'll be keen to see it work out. Good luck with the canopy framing !

Stik, welcome aboard mate.

Mrmike, thats an interesting aircraft in a good scheme. I'll look forward to it.

Hogfanfs, I don't know much (anything) about Japanese armor. It will be good to see that thing take shape and at least teach me recognition.

I'm really glad of the strong interest, and we all know the world will be a better place with less shelf queens !

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by Griffin25 on Sunday, March 25, 2018 10:51 AM

Lot's of cool stuff coming back from the shelf of doom here. My project is from the shoebox of doom. Its a Tamiya M113. Hezbollah got a hold of a bunch of these from the stockpile the USA gave to the Lebonese Army, supposedly. For the record I have ZERO support for Hezbollah. I enjoy modeling ecclectic subjects is all. 

 

Griffin

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Posted by crown r n7 on Sunday, March 25, 2018 11:14 AM

ok one of many Im in with this tamiya 1/48 F4F-4

  

 Nick.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, March 25, 2018 11:44 AM

I found something Tony.

A 1/72 Matchbox A-4 Mk-1 Comet.

I got it for free from one of the guys from the IPMS club in Boise before I moved to Dallas. I brought it with me because of the scale.

Steve

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/35 Hobby Boss Fieseler Storch
1/72 Hasegawa Nell
1/48 Tamiya Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales

In Que

1/700 Tamiya King George V

 

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Posted by taxtp on Sunday, March 25, 2018 5:25 PM

Griffin, maybe we'll call next year's GB the 'Shoebox of Doom'. I like it a lot haha. That is a very interesting subject choice, I didnt even know they had armor.

crown, you're on the roster with my all time favourite aircraft. What scheme are you planning ?

MC, I'm so glad you made it. I built that thing as a kid, as well as most of their other kits. I've always had a soft spot for the Comet. I'm actually considering going back and building my way through the Matchbox range. I literally can't wait to see it. I'll even give you an exception and let you start early !!! haha

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by crown r n7 on Sunday, March 25, 2018 6:03 PM

Taxtp   Im going with the red/white rudder and red dot roundel USS ranger 1942

  

 Nick.

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, March 25, 2018 7:39 PM

I've got so many, probably try my Tamiya bergepanzer or King Tiger.

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Posted by taxtp on Sunday, March 25, 2018 10:37 PM

Hi Rob,

I'll put you down for the Bergepanzer, let me know if I got it wrong or it changes. Welcome aboard.

Cheers

Tony

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Posted by taxtp on Sunday, March 25, 2018 10:39 PM

Hi Everyone,

If anyone wants to take a swing at making a badge, please let me know. There are people out there that are much better than I am at doing it.

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, March 26, 2018 10:14 PM

taxtp
MC, I'm so glad you made it. I built that thing as a kid, as well as most of their other kits. I've always had a soft spot for the Comet. I'm actually considering going back and building my way through the Matchbox range. I literally can't wait to see it. I'll even give you an exception and let you start early !!! haha

LOL thanks Tony,

I would love to take you up on that but right now my workbench has been converted to a medication table for a few weeks. I'm thinking around mid Apr for many of the meds I'm taking right now will drop off and I should be able to convert the table back to a workbench.

It's driving me crazy to look at the kits and not be able to do anything about it at the moment.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/35 Hobby Boss Fieseler Storch
1/72 Hasegawa Nell
1/48 Tamiya Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales

In Que

1/700 Tamiya King George V

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, March 26, 2018 10:37 PM

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