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Shelf of Doom GB II - 2018

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  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, June 09, 2018 6:01 PM

Time for me to finally wrap up this Tiger, after 10 years its about damn time. Not as much detail as i would normaly put into a dio, especially in the building, but i just wanted it done and it was a nice chance to practice painting and weathering in white.

So, here is my first completed Tiger I.

Tony, thanks for running this thread. Not only did i finish the Ostwind and Tiger but also a b-17 dio, there wasn't enough to do to it to make it worth entering, and i also managed to repair 2 very old builds that had been sat in boxes after being damaged. It really got me motivated. Thats 4 off my shelf of doom this year as i did a 251 eariler and now i only have one left.

I'll be looking forward to seeing what the rest of you are able to get off that dreaded shelf.

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

 

On the bench: Amusing Hobby 1/35th Lowe

  • Member since
    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Saturday, June 09, 2018 6:44 PM

That looks damn good bud. Smile The Tiger and Swagon camo and weathering thumbs up. That building is very cool! The roof is awesome. Great work. Looks like Italy more than France. Where would you say they are?

 

Griffin

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, June 09, 2018 8:00 PM

Great looking dio Bish. Not everything has a lot of detail. I like the tracks in the dirt. Yes

Steve

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  • Member since
    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, June 09, 2018 8:10 PM

Im sure your relieved to have this one behind you Bish!  10 years in the making but it sure looks great! 

Chad

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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, June 10, 2018 10:06 AM

Cheers guys.

Griffin, it is meant to be Normandy. This vehicle is from the 101st SS heavy tank Detachment which went up against the Brits in France. There is a pic of this tank on the move and passing a Schwimm. I agree, the barn does look more Italian, but its what i had when i planned out the dio.

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

 

On the bench: Amusing Hobby 1/35th Lowe

  • Member since
    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Monday, June 11, 2018 8:54 AM

It passes as Normandy for sure. I knew it couldn't just be a random scene, knowing you.. You probably know the names of the Tiger crew as well and where they came from in Germany! Haha. Yes

 

Griffin

  • Member since
    September, 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Monday, June 11, 2018 10:00 AM

Got some work done on my Monogram F-80.   added some different toned Alclad,  some of it is hard to see.

The movable surfaces are a lighter aluminum color.

John

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

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

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Monday, June 11, 2018 11:42 AM

Bish,

Great job on the Tiger! Hard to believe it's your first. I agree with Steve, I like the tracks in the dirt.

 Bruce

 

 

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Monday, June 11, 2018 11:44 AM

John,

The contrast you have between both shades of aluminum looks just right to me. Just subtle enough. Great job!

 Bruce

 

 

  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Monday, June 11, 2018 8:11 PM

Bish - Interesting dio with the Tiger and Schwimmwagen. It looks convincing, and they're very good models individually. I'm really glad we helped you to get therse done, but also the other models that you mentioned as well. That's what this is all about.

Congratulations on finishing two outstanding pieces, and thank you for the contribution here. 

We've now rescued 11 models from the Shelf of Doooooooom !!!

The first page is updated.

Cheers

Tony

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

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 1:58 AM

Cheers Tony. And thanks again for the motivation.

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

 

On the bench: Amusing Hobby 1/35th Lowe

  • Member since
    October, 2009
Posted by JacknewbIII on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 5:22 PM

John the shades of aluminum look great on that F-80.

 

Bish that diorama looks really nice. I am embarrased you built that in less time than it has taken me to do a car! Really superb work here!

  • Member since
    October, 2009
Posted by JacknewbIII on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 1:41 AM

So the 57 Coke Chevy is all done. I was held up for two weeks as my airbrush broke and had to go back to the manufacturer in the middle of my gloss coats. I will only own Iwata moving forward. They have the best customer service you will ever experience and back their products.

I eventually hit it with one coat of alclad and then 4-5 thin coats of futures to get the nice level shine I wanted. I ran into major problems adding shell and had to rip out  the motor and do some cutting etc. All in all not a bad yard sale kit that was taking up space on the shelf. Thanks for letting me contribute and thank you to the host!

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 1:52 AM

Thanks jack, though to be fair it was only the building Schwimm and base, and the first 2 had already been started.

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

 

On the bench: Amusing Hobby 1/35th Lowe

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 1:56 AM

Jack, lovely work on that, she came out great. I think i might have to try a car one of these days.

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

 

On the bench: Amusing Hobby 1/35th Lowe

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 6:56 AM

Jack,

Wow! She turned out fantastic! I really like the shade of blue on her. Very well done!

 Bruce

 

 

  • Member since
    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 8:03 AM

Holy cow that looks awesome Jack! What a finish. Makes me want to try a car kit. 

 

Griffin

  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:30 PM

Jack, that Chev looks sensational. What a brilliantly smooth finish. I love your choice of colour for it too.

I've updated the first page. Thank you for your contribution here, I'm glad you got it off the shelf and into the cabinet, it was well worth it.

This is the 12th model we've rescued from the Shelf of Dooooooom !

Cheers

Tony

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

  • Member since
    September, 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Monday, July 02, 2018 9:14 AM

After I finiished adding different tones of Alclad I got to most of the decals on this weekend.  Some were OOB monogram decals and the main ones were a set of microscale decals I got back in 1983.  "Saggin Dragon"

John

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

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

  • Member since
    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Monday, July 02, 2018 9:38 AM

 That's looking really good John. It looks like those decals held up pretty well. Very cool graphics!

 

Griffin

  • Member since
    September, 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Monday, July 02, 2018 10:11 AM

Griffin25

 That's looking really good John. It looks like those decals held up pretty well. Very cool graphics!

 

Thanks,   I had to put the decals in the window for about 2 weeks to get rid of the yellowing then a coat of microscale liquid decal film painted over it to make sure they didn't disintergrat,  I only have a couple of small splits to touch up.

John

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

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

  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Monday, July 02, 2018 6:32 PM

That F-80 has come up pretty well John. Nice work, and excellent use of old decals.

Cheers

Tony

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

  • Member since
    October, 2009
Posted by JacknewbIII on Thursday, July 05, 2018 2:00 PM

Falcon/John I agree that F-80 looks sweet. Very well done with the decals on the nose. The different shades are paying off as well. Makes me want to build one of these!

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Sunday, July 15, 2018 6:59 PM

Falcon, 

The F-80 looks fantastic with the decals. I'm glad they worked out for you!

 Bruce

 

 

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Sunday, July 15, 2018 7:11 PM

I haven't had much time at the bench the last month. Anyway, here is a quick update on the Type 4.

I added the tools. 

I have a piece (not sure what it's called) that will be placed over these tools. I painted it the base parched grass color. However, it was from a different Vallejo bottle and  subsequently was a slightly different shade. So, I had to spray it again from the original bottle that I used for the whole tank. Once I get the piece placed and the hatches intsalled, I'll finish the shadowing.

Also, I put together the Torii and the gates.

They are vacuum formed pieces which needed to be cut out, and lots of clean up. I still have to get them puttied. But they will be placed on this base.

It's a nice little base which really represents a Japanese tank well. I still have more weathering to do on the tank, pictures to come soon.

Thanks for looking.

 Bruce

 

 

  • Member since
    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Monday, July 16, 2018 8:52 AM

 Tools look great. Very sharp painting! The weathering on the bar is spot on.

 

Griffin

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Monday, July 16, 2018 3:48 PM

Thanks, Griffin!

 Bruce

 

 

  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Monday, July 16, 2018 8:12 PM

Bruce, that's looking really interesting. I'm looking foirward to seeing it progress.

Cheers

Tony

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

  • Member since
    June, 2008
Posted by lewbud on Saturday, July 28, 2018 7:56 AM

Bish, Jack, John and Bruce, nice work guys! Yes

Tony,

I may still do the Bf-110, but could you add an Academy 1/72 P-51B to me? She's in Old Crow markings with invasion stripes. I started her for a quick group build started by G Morrison a couple of years ago. Will post pics tomorrow.

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

  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Saturday, July 28, 2018 8:17 PM

Sure lewbud, I'll update the roster now.

I like 'Old Crow' , I must do that one myself one day.

Cheers

Tony

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

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