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Shelf of Doom GB II - 2018

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  • Member since
    September, 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Tuesday, May 08, 2018 9:15 AM

Thanks for the comments guys.  It'll be nice to finally finish this F-8, it's been sitting around so long that the newer weapons pylons paint looks newer than the white on the bottom of the plane.  I need to dirty up the pylons so they aren't so brite white.   And finish painting the ejection seat.

John

 

On the Bench: 1/72 Mirage 2000c, 1/72 Ki-67

Academy 1/144 B-47E, 1/48 Dragon Fw190A-5

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    March, 2017
Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Tuesday, May 08, 2018 4:53 PM

First coat of primer on the Hawk 200:

 

https://pin.it/4kqkolkrtqwmqz

 

 

  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Tuesday, May 08, 2018 7:29 PM

Eric, good progress on the Hawk, it looks nice and smooth now.

John, that's an interesting issue that could only happen on the Shelf of Dooooooom. I think your plan should fix it up OK.

John, I think that kit is known for being a pretty average fit, at least that's the impression that I've always had. Nice work though. Those Aztec sheets always seem to be nice and colourful, I should get the 1/72 version for the few Kfirs I've got in the stash.

Cheers

Tony

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

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 8:56 AM

I have another kit its in painting stage. I lost interest in it about four years ago, it a Tamiya A6M5/5a its a pricey kit didnt like the dark green maybe I give it another go.

  

 Nick.

  • Member since
    September, 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Thursday, May 10, 2018 6:42 AM

Finished the F-8 last night.  Toast

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Mirage 2000c, 1/72 Ki-67

Academy 1/144 B-47E, 1/48 Dragon Fw190A-5

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    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Thursday, May 10, 2018 6:59 AM

@Nick,

From what I see of the Zero, it looks quite good. I'm looking forward to seeing you finish!

@John,

Beautiful finish on the F-8. Turned out exceptional! 

 Bruce

 

 

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, May 10, 2018 7:40 AM

John stunning f8 especially the pre shading.

Bruce thank you I will give it my best shot 

 

  

 Nick.

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    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Thursday, May 10, 2018 9:20 AM

John, that F8 is awesome! Dang that is good. What a great looking plane and all the armaments look devistating.

 

Griffin

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    September, 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Thursday, May 10, 2018 1:02 PM

Thanks,   I love the f-8,  lots of other color schemes to do too.

On the Bench: 1/72 Mirage 2000c, 1/72 Ki-67

Academy 1/144 B-47E, 1/48 Dragon Fw190A-5

  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Friday, May 11, 2018 1:17 AM

John - Your Crusader looks really good. I always think when you have one of those bright schemes, you have to be careful that it doesn't look toyish. Yours looks like a reaslistic representation of an aircraft. I like the finish a lot. Thank you for your first contribution to the GB. I'll update page one, as this is 

The fourth model that we've saved from the Shelf of Doooooooom.

Cheers

Tony

 

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

  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Friday, May 11, 2018 1:18 AM

Nick, I like the look of your Zeke too. I'll be glad to see it get what it deserves. I've added it to the roster.

Cheers

Tony

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

  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Friday, May 11, 2018 1:21 AM

I'm going to add in another shelf queen for myself. I started this P-47 for the Thunderbolt GB 2 or 3 years ago, it never got off the ground. I've found myself painting the Curtiss prop and engine this week, so I might as well stick it in here.

Trouble is, I think I've decided on a scheme from the decal stash that needs a Hamilton Standard prop, so I'll have to paint that one too !

Cheers

Tony

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

  • Member since
    October, 2009
Posted by JacknewbIII on Friday, May 11, 2018 3:23 PM

John the F-8 looks superb. I really want to lear to shade like that!

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    March, 2017
Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Sunday, May 13, 2018 6:06 AM

Camouflage scheme applied to the Hawk: Dark Green (BS381-241) over Dark Sea Grey (BS381-638)

https://pin.it/zdlxuz4mwsf75s

https://pin.it/fbsz3gmt5u53z5

 

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Sunday, May 13, 2018 8:27 AM

taxtp thats my favorite plane nice.

AA very smooth paint.

my latest pics with clear gloss coat and started decals.

  

 Nick.

  • Member since
    October, 2009
Posted by JacknewbIII on Sunday, May 13, 2018 9:42 PM

Checking in with my choice for the color which is MM French Blue mixed with some MM True Blue Pearl. I know little about pearl paint finishes and mixed them 4/1 which might not have been enough pearl. I recently learned some new tricks from some folks over in the  Bomber build and decided to use them to do my first motor wiring job which I think looks pretty cool even though it will be hidden under the hood. I am going to drill out the tail pipes now as well. I just need to finish the enterior clean up and start with clear coats and exterior chrome.

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    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Sunday, May 13, 2018 10:14 PM

That is looking good bud. Dang that blue on black interior is boss! 

 

Griffin

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    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, May 14, 2018 12:51 AM

Just about ready for paint - KFIR in US Marine aggressor markings soon!

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    September, 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Monday, May 14, 2018 7:54 AM

taxtp

John - Your Crusader looks really good. I always think when you have one of those bright schemes, you have to be careful that it doesn't look toyish. Yours looks like a reaslistic representation of an aircraft. I like the finish a lot. Thank you for your first contribution to the GB. I'll update page one, as this is 

The fourth model that we've saved from the Shelf of Doooooooom.

Cheers

Tony

 

 

Thanks,  there are pictures of the real planes on the carrier that look ever dirtier!

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Mirage 2000c, 1/72 Ki-67

Academy 1/144 B-47E, 1/48 Dragon Fw190A-5

  • Member since
    September, 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Monday, May 14, 2018 7:59 AM

Finished my Mirage IIIc over the weekend,  Ya hoo!  just need to add a little filler in the joint for the front wind screen and a little paint and should look better.

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Mirage 2000c, 1/72 Ki-67

Academy 1/144 B-47E, 1/48 Dragon Fw190A-5

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, May 14, 2018 8:20 AM

Great job on that John, that seat is really nice.

''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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    September, 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Monday, May 14, 2018 8:37 AM

Thanks Bish,   PE on ejection seats is one of my least favorite things to do.

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Mirage 2000c, 1/72 Ki-67

Academy 1/144 B-47E, 1/48 Dragon Fw190A-5

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, May 14, 2018 8:53 AM

I know what you mean, getting the seat belts to look right is pretty tricky.

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

 

On the bench: Rudel Stage 3

                     Academy 1/72nd Apache AH.1

  • Member since
    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Monday, May 14, 2018 10:00 AM

John What a great looking Mirage. Love the camo. I think the Mirage III is a great looking plane and it served the IAF well. Very cool. 

 

Griffin

  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 1:50 AM

Great job on the Mirage John. That's a good looking scheme for it too. You're finishing these up at a rapid rate ! Thanks for the outstanding contribution.

What's up next ? Stick out tongue

This is the 5th model rescued from the Shelf of Dooooooom !

The first page has been updated.

Cheers

Tony

 

 

 

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

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 1:54 AM

Ha Tony!  Like the rescue animals commercials.  We should do a collage with Sara Mclaughlin playing in the background Stick out tongue

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 1:59 AM

I had a club build day on Saturday, so I spent quite a bit of time on my 1/72 Jug. Basic construction is complete and I've since primed it. I was happy with the cockpit but then forgot to photograph it before I closed it up.

I'm going to do something a little different with this one. I've given it a coat of aluminium, and used little bits of Maskol where I want some chipping, subtly of course. Now I'll spray the camo then remove the Maskol. Usually I add the chips after the paint work, but I want to see if there is a discernable difference in this scale.

Cheers

Tony

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

  • Member since
    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 11:36 AM

Tony that's coming along nicely. From the one pic the instrumentation and dials look great. Did you paint it?

 

Griffin

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 5:44 AM

John beautiful kfir clean build!

Tony looks good Im interested in the chipping

the zero has the decals on and ready for wash.

  

 Nick.

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 6:22 AM

Liking the look of that Nick.

''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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