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Shelf of Doom GB II - 2018

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  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Friday, May 25, 2018 7:43 AM

keavdog

Bruce - looking really nice!  Nick, sharp!

Aint she pretty all dressed up in sausages

Fresh out of the spray booth - let it set up a couple days and more sausages and then the green. 

 

 

 

John,

I'm looking forward to seeing the camo finished on this Kfir. I'm a big fan of aggressor aircraft.

 Bruce

 

 

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, May 25, 2018 8:36 AM

Griffin many thanks

John nice job on the masking.

time too get dirty on this zero.

  

 Nick.

  • Member since
    September, 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Friday, May 25, 2018 8:46 AM

Nick- Love your Zero, looks fantastic!

John- I have that same Kfir kit under my bench,  I should include it in this GB.  my cockpit was short shot so I had to scratch build half of it.  And the intake in front of the rudder is way too fat needs to be very narrow and triangular.  these are just few of the reasons I shelved that one like 20 years ago!

Way to go on your camo,  I really like Israeli camo,  but making it sun bleached is a art

 

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 Friday, May 25, 2018 8:46 AM

Nick,

May I ask your technique on how you will dirty up this Zero? I believce you metioned using an oil wash on the F4F, which turn out fantastic. 

 Bruce

 

 

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, May 25, 2018 11:40 AM

John many thanks my friend.

Bruce On a glossy surface I thin oil paint w/turpenoid apply let dry for 30-45 min (oil paints let awhile to dry) rub w/ dry qtip in direction of airflow.

  

 Nick.

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Friday, May 25, 2018 11:45 AM

Thanks, Nick! I'm going to try that on the 109 I'm building. 

 Bruce

 

 

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, May 25, 2018 4:55 PM

Bruce btw I use Tamiya acrylics with oil based paints on top.

  

 Nick.

  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Friday, May 25, 2018 6:03 PM

Good system Nick, it's working perfectly. I like to use 'incompatible' paints in that way too, so that there is no interaction. The Zeke looks great.

Keavdog, like your Kfir, I''ve got some in the stash that I must get to. 

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

  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Friday, May 25, 2018 6:04 PM

falconmod

Nick- Love your Zero, looks fantastic!

John- I have that same Kfir kit under my bench,  I should include it in this GB.  my cockpit was short shot so I had to scratch build half of it.  And the intake in front of the rudder is way too fat needs to be very narrow and triangular.  these are just few of the reasons I shelved that one like 20 years ago!

Way to go on your camo,  I really like Israeli camo,  but making it sun bleached is a art

 

John

 

 

John, is that a definite ? Big Smile

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

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, May 25, 2018 9:14 PM

The curse continues...  I used this exact same method on a Tamiya Spitfire a couple months ago and it came out great.  This time - maybe the newer sausge material (same brand Elmer's adhesive tack) interacted with the paint in two nasty ways.  Lifted the flat tan, and melted/stained the brown.  I'm going to put this back on the shelf for a couple weeks and let whatever is happening gas out.  I can only think to light sand it and go to Mr Toshi's school of brush painting to see if I can touch this up.  I really hate this model!

Masked and shot the green

And then...

 

 

Thanks,

John

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    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, May 25, 2018 9:33 PM

Oh man John that stinks! Was that Silly Putty you used or something else?

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

 

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, May 25, 2018 9:40 PM

Elmer's -Tack.  Used it on my spitfire with great success.  Maybe this new batch is hotter or something.

Thanks,

John

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    October, 2009
Posted by JacknewbIII on Friday, May 25, 2018 11:05 PM

Checking in here with my Coke 57 Chevy Bel Air.I got her masked and sprayed the chrome on the trim. I tried to use this new (to me) Alclad product and it was thicker than I liked so I tried brushing futures on a car for the first time and it really didnt settle the way I wanted. I have now airbrushed it once with futures and think I will hit it once or twice more to make sure the surface gets a smooth as possible. I seem to have better luck with the AB and futures for some reason.

 I need to strip the chrome pieces and get to work on those also.

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Saturday, May 26, 2018 7:51 AM

@John,

How unfortunate. That camo, otherwise looks great. I used Blue Tac White on my Type 4 camo. It did leave a residue, but I was able to get it off by dabbing the Blue Tac on it.

 

@Jacknewbill,

Wow! The paint looks flawless. Great job!

 Bruce

 

 

  • Member since
    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Saturday, May 26, 2018 9:33 AM

Oh man that stinks John. Just when you think you got it figured out bam you get a curveball. I know the feeling bud. 

Jack that Chevy look so darn good. Wow! 

 

Griffin

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, May 26, 2018 10:42 AM

Been working on the Tiger dio last few days, starting on the Scwimmwagen. This is how i left it almost 10 years ago.

With a few bits from an Aber PE set, i got it built, painted and now ready for some light weathering.

Also got some done on the Verlinden building. The brickwork and great stone work had already been painted, so i have given it a couple of coats of white and some dark yellow on the wood.

 

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

 

On the bench: Amusing Hobby 1/35th Lowe

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, May 26, 2018 6:11 PM

That's going to look great Bish. You just reminded me, I have a 1/48 Hasagawa F-18 and 1/350 Dragon Spruance DD back in Boise that I probably have'nt touched in 18 years. When I move back I need to crack those puppy's open. I'm sure the decals have long turned bad.

The Comet is coming along. The tracks were missing so much that I'm going to have to get creative for the base.

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

 

  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Sunday, May 27, 2018 7:21 PM

Steve - Love the Comet. Thanks to another friend of mine I've just got myself hooked on those little Matchbox armor kits. I plan to use the kit supplied bases, but really doll them up if I can.

John - I agree, that kit is jinxed. Don't store it in a bedroom, it will probably come out at night. I use and eruse blue-tac all the time, but when I'm going to use it for masking, I always make sure I've got a fresh piece with no paint residue in it. It seems to get tackier. My suggestion is to try a different brand.

Bish - That looks good. I built a Schwimmwagen in the early 2000s and really enjoyed it. You just took me right back there.

Jack - I like your Chev, it looks quite smooth in the photos but you're the best to judge it. It's so good to see some cars being built in these GBs. For some reason I can't spray Future without getting a pebbly finish, but I can brush it ok.

I hope to finish my P-47 today. Yippeeeeee !

Cheers

Tony

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

  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Monday, May 28, 2018 2:44 AM

Academy 1/72 P-47D with Superscale 72-721 decals, the aircraft flown by Lt Raymond Knight in 1945. Model started in 2012, completed today.

This is the 8th model we've rescued from the Shelf of Doooooom !

Cheers

Tony

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

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, May 28, 2018 4:22 AM

Right on Tony!  Looks good.  Saved from 2012...lol

Thanks,

John

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    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 4:04 PM

 Tony that came out really great! I think your chipping method worked well. Quite realistic. Congrats.

 

Griffin

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 6:03 PM

Tony,

Very well done! The fading on the OD looks great as well as the chipping.

 Bruce

 

 

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 6:30 PM

Jack the 57 looks sharp.

Steve that comet is comming along nicely.

Bish the schwimmwagon is looking good.

Tony the awesome thunderbolt.

the zero is showing its age working on canopy and flyer.

  

 Nick.

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 7:46 PM

Nick, your Zeek is looking fantastic.

I have 6 builds on my bench so I work a little on this one and a little on that one. Yesterday was paint day for 4 of them so I painted the Comet the base green. A few more additional colors here and there i.e. road wheel rubber, tracks etc. then I can weather it and add it to a base.

The kit is missing the decals so maybe I can find something to suffice in my spares box

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

 

  • Member since
    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 8:25 PM

Nick your painting and weathering teqniuqes on aircraft is very impressive. That Zero looks absolutely super. 

 

Griffin

  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 2:03 AM

Nick, your Zeke is continuing to impress. What are the challenges with the canopy ?

Steve, nice to see your Comet get it's coat. What Brand/Colour Green do you use for British armor ?

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 Wednesday, May 30, 2018 2:07 AM

Cheers Tony. I really should start putting these small wheeled vehicles into my dio's. I have anotehr one of these Schwimmwagens plus a couple of their Kubel's but seem to keep overlooking them. Nice kits.

Really nicely finished Thunderbolt, she has come out well.

''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, May 30, 2018 2:14 AM

Cheers Nick. The Zero is looking really nice, really well weathered.

''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, May 30, 2018 2:37 AM

Cheers Steve.

The Comet has come on well, will look nice with some weathering.

''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, May 30, 2018 7:24 AM

Bish

Been working on the Tiger dio last few days, starting on the Scwimmwagen. This is how i left it almost 10 years ago.

With a few bits from an Aber PE set, i got it built, painted and now ready for some light weathering.

Also got some done on the Verlinden building. The brickwork and great stone work had already been painted, so i have given it a couple of coats of white and some dark yellow on the wood.

 

 

Bish,

Looking great so far, and I'm anxious to see this dio complete. 

 Bruce

 

 

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