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Shelf of Doom GB II - 2018

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  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Nashville, TN area
Posted by bobbaily on Monday, September 17, 2018 11:14 AM

Thank you Bruce-me too-hopefully this will be the spark to get me going

bob

 

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    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Monday, September 17, 2018 8:00 AM

Bob,

The Mustang invasion stripes look good. I'm looking forward to seeing this one finished.

 Bruce

 

 

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    November, 2003
  • From: Nashville, TN area
Posted by bobbaily on Monday, September 17, 2018 7:48 AM

Thank you Bish

bob

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, September 17, 2018 3:56 AM

Bob, nice work, those stripes look have come out well.

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

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Phantom FG.1

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, September 17, 2018 3:54 AM

John, great work there, the scratchbuilt seat looks really well done.

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

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Phantom FG.1

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    November, 2003
  • From: Nashville, TN area
Posted by bobbaily on Sunday, September 16, 2018 7:36 PM

68GT-looking forward to seeing your comleted build.....I'm ashamed to admit that I've got three planes that just need the canopy painted-I hate masking & painting canopies....

Bruce-very nice job on your Type4-chipping & weathering look good from here

Made some progress on the Mustang-my first attempt at invasion stripes-not perfect but I'm happy with them-learned some lessons on the way so all is good....and in real life, they were painted with brushes quickly, so......

will shoot another coat of Future tomorrow after work to clear up some silvering of decals-then some flat on Tue and hopefully some oil weathering on Wed-might actually meet the deadline!

 

bob

 

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    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Sunday, September 09, 2018 6:52 PM

I got some chipping done on the Type 4. This was my first attempt, and I'm not real happy with how it turned out. Let me know your thoughts.

I'm waiting for some Wilder Rusting effects to come in then I'll finish doing some rust on the hull and the turret. Then some mudding. More to come...

Thanks for looking...

 Bruce

 

 

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    February, 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Saturday, September 08, 2018 6:01 PM

It's the Hasegawa kit in 1/72.  Bought this back around 1982 from the air an space museum on a class trip to Washington.  Started it around 2005 when I got back into modeling.

On Ed's bench, ???

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  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Friday, September 07, 2018 5:03 PM

I got the pin wash complete, and this weekend I'm chipping her up and rusting her a bit. Then, with a little luck, I'll start mudding her too.

More to come...

 Bruce

 

 

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Friday, September 07, 2018 5:00 PM

Don't be embarrassed, 68. I'd like to see this one finished! What scale is it, by the way?

 Bruce

 

 

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    February, 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Friday, September 07, 2018 4:24 PM

I'm actually imbarrassed considering how much is done and I havnt touched it since the last GB like this.

On Ed's bench, ???

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  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Thursday, September 06, 2018 8:36 AM

68GT

I'm going to jump in here with my long time shelf squater.  Been building it off and on for years.  1/72 Hasegawa P-3C Orion

 

Oooo! Can't wait to see this one.  I have one in the stash I haven't started yet.

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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    September, 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Thursday, September 06, 2018 8:35 AM

hogfanfs

John,

Great job on the F-80. The NMF turned out very well. I have a lot of old decals too, so it's nice to know I can save them. 

 

I use Microscales Micro liquid decal film on them,  brush on 1 or two coats and usually works great.

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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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Thursday, September 06, 2018 8:04 AM

I'm going to jump in here with my long time shelf squater.  Been building it off and on for years.  1/72 Hasegawa P-3C Orion

On Ed's bench, ???

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    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Thursday, September 06, 2018 7:37 AM

John,

Great job on the F-80. The NMF turned out very well. I have a lot of old decals too, so it's nice to know I can save them. 

 Bruce

 

 

  • Member since
    September, 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Thursday, September 06, 2018 7:10 AM

Yeah! I finished another. Had lots of fun with 30 year old decals and Alclad NMF.  Lost the ejection seat somewhere so I had to scratch build that.  the decals and seat belts were the only thing added to it not out of the box.

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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    November, 2003
  • From: Nashville, TN area
Posted by bobbaily on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 7:29 PM

John-very nice job on your Kfir-paint scheme is impressive

SD-Tiger is coming along nicely-looking forward to seeing more progress pics

Bruce-very impressive work-you're almost at the finish line

Lewbud-thank you-gonna need some luck & motivation-too many other things to get done which is why I'm here....Embarrassed-looking forward to seeing another one of your builds here.

Bob

bob

 

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 3:45 PM

I finally got the screens added and the tow cables attached. This is my first attempt at adding rust affects to model and i'm relatively pleased with the results. 

Let me know your thoughts, granted the pictures make the rust brighter than on the actual model. 

I have to finish the pin wash, then add some rust effects to the turrent and hull, then I'll be close to finishing the tank. Then to the dio base and a couple figures.

I do hope to make the finish date. 

EDIT: I'm going to post some better pictures, most likely this weekend. 

 Bruce

 

 

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    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 3:44 PM

Thanks - it was a monster.

I really like the filter.  Its very subtle and I was hoping for getting a sunbleached look which didn't happened but it brought a common tone to all the colors e.g. brought down the green.  Worked great out of the airbrush set to 8lbs and very light flow.  I tested on a bare plastic piece ( hull from an unbuilt sub ) and the pigment change is very slight, but there for sure.  I'll be trying this on better kits ;)

Thanks,

John

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    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 3:40 PM

keavdog

Calling this one done.  Never had so many things go wrong on a kit!  I will say that airbrushing the ochre MIG filter worked well.  Very subtle but in terms of applying very lightly with 8lbs or so pressure I had no runs or pooling.  Going up on the shelf along side my F5 aggressor.  

 

Keavdog,

Despite all the issues you had with this build it turned out quite well!

What are your thoughts on using a filter? 

 Bruce

 

 

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    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 3:38 PM

Sailing_Dutchman

I have put a coat of Alclad grey primer on followed by Vallejo Model Air dunkelgelb RAL 7028:

Next I will make my first attempt at post-shading.

 

 

SD,

The tiger is looking great! I'm looking forward to see how you do the post shading.

 Bruce

 

 

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, August 26, 2018 9:57 PM

Calling this one done.  Never had so many things go wrong on a kit!  I will say that airbrushing the ochre MIG filter worked well.  Very subtle but in terms of applying very lightly with 8lbs or so pressure I had no runs or pooling.  Going up on the shelf along side my F5 aggressor.  

Thanks,

John

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    June, 2008
Posted by lewbud on Sunday, August 26, 2018 5:05 PM

The Comet looks great Steve!

Bob, good luck with the invasion stripes.

SD, good looking ground target.

Been kind of lazy, haven't worked on the Corsair in a week or two.

 

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

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    September, 2017
Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Sunday, August 26, 2018 3:58 PM

I have put a coat of Alclad grey primer on followed by Vallejo Model Air dunkelgelb RAL 7028:

Next I will make my first attempt at post-shading.

 

   

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, August 26, 2018 2:36 AM

Bit of progress - think I'm done with decals, though there's still a lot of stencils so we'll see what I feel like in the morning.  Next up, weathering and the filter experiment

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, August 23, 2018 9:00 PM

Thanks Tony.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 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 Thursday, August 23, 2018 8:46 PM

John - I'm very interested to see how that filter changes your experimental Kfir.

Steve - Nice job on the Comet, its better completed than not. I recently bought this kit myself. I've used the first photo on page 1. Thanks again for participating here.

That makes 15 models we've rescued from the Shelf of Doooooom!

Cheers

Tony

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

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Thursday, August 23, 2018 8:14 AM

keavdog

There's some really nice stuff here.  Maybe I should have joined the shelf of hell GB... Anyhow, reaching way back in the thread, the elmers sausages had some reaction with the tamiya primer and actually etched the plastic and made a mess of things.  I was just about to add this plane to the firing range when the Mig filter I ordered came in so I will give it a try and see if I can get an overall dusty look -nothing to loose. 

I left the plane out in the sun for a few weeks to gas out whatever was happening.  Sanded a bit, brush painted... and it's really a mess but I'm proceeding as an experiment.

So I went from this...

to this

  Clearcoated and starting decals

And I'd like any advice on using these Mig filters.  They are super thin an airbrush ready.  What PSI, distance etc.  Any advice welcome

 

 

Keavdog,

Nice recovery on the Kfir.

 

I've only used filters on Armor. Their purpose is to make a subtle tonal change to the base colors. For example, panzer grey can benetfit from a blue filter to give the panzer grey a slight blue hue. And I have never applied a fliter with an airbrush, only with a brush. On camouflage schemes i'll use the filter to tone down the contrast of the  camouflage. That is what I did on the Type 4 I'm building in this GB. 

Since your Kfir is now kind of an experiment, using this filter would be a neat test. I hope others will give their 2 cents as well.

 

EDIT: I know I said I've only used a filter with a brush, that doesn't mean an airbrush couldn't be used. Although, I would apply it very lightly to avoid any running.

 Bruce

 

 

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Thursday, August 23, 2018 8:03 AM

modelcrazy

I completed the Comet. It looks like something I would have built 10 years ago but at least It's not still in the box in pieces, It had missing track sections, missing decals so I did what I had to do to make up for these deficiencies.

 

Steve,

The Comet looks great, one really can tell anything is missing. Great job!

 Bruce

 

 

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