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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 9:12 PM

Brandon, WOW.. just WOW!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

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In the hole: 

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Thursday, June 27, 2019 12:30 AM

Thank you, Silent Bob!

Here are some photos:

It was a four-piece canopy...

More to do still...and lastly, the display base I sanded and stained... :)

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, June 27, 2019 9:38 AM

Ed, SB and Chad, thank you muchly for the kind words. She came out to my satisfaction. I appreciate the chance to play along with all these skilled builders. It was fun.

BK

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Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, June 30, 2019 10:42 PM

I’m finally getting around to mine. Determined to finish before the deadline. Barring any serious honey-do surprises it is possible. This kit has some nice detail for sure. I’ve decided to spend some time detail painting the wells, electronics bay, and the air brake. Gonna leave everything they gave me open. Here’s that first pic of box art and such. Will have some pics of progress going into the weekend.

 

Not sure if i want to paint the nmf or use foil? You be the judge. Any requests?

In the pattern: A 23-Window MicroBus and an F-100 SuperSabre (foiled)!

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Posted by castelnuovo on Sunday, June 30, 2019 11:50 PM

Brandon, that looks absolutely FANTASTIC Bow Down

My build is on hold until further notice. Almost finished but my hands are trembling so much that I simply can't build anything, even few touch ups with the paint are a no go for me. We are moving soon anyway so no time to do anything, will see how it will be when the move is over. Maybe I'll just do somehow those few thing and call it a career.

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, July 1, 2019 10:02 AM

TheMongoose

I’m finally getting around to mine. Determined to finish before the deadline. Barring any serious honey-do surprises it is possible. This kit has some nice detail for sure. I’ve decided to spend some time detail painting the wells, electronics bay, and the air brake. Gonna leave everything they gave me open. Here’s that first pic of box art and such. Will have some pics of progress going into the weekend.

 

Not sure if i want to paint the nmf or use foil? You be the judge. Any requests?

 

 

That looks like a super nice kit. I need to add an F-86 to my stash. I'll be curious to see how this one builds out.

BK

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, July 1, 2019 10:04 AM

castelnuovo

Brandon, that looks absolutely FANTASTIC Bow Down

My build is on hold until further notice. Almost finished but my hands are trembling so much that I simply can't build anything, even few touch ups with the paint are a no go for me. We are moving soon anyway so no time to do anything, will see how it will be when the move is over. Maybe I'll just do somehow those few thing and call it a career.

 

Thank you for the kind words, Sir. I appreciate them. I hope your move goes smoothly and you hands steady out. I too have slowed in my building of late as when I do sit down I am more shakey than I would care to admit and it limits my build time as I become frustrated with the simpilist of tasks. Good luck.

BK

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  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 1:56 PM

Looking forward to seeing that one come together Mongoose!

No worries Castel, I hope your move goes well and good luck with the shaking.  I went through the shakes last year when I was sick.  They are still there but not quite as bad.

On my bench: Encore 1/48 A-37B Dragonfly

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Friday, July 12, 2019 9:22 PM

Progress:

The interior of the plane has parts in it now and the gear strut parts have been glued...

The seatbelts were made from tin foil, painted, and placed inside. 

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, July 12, 2019 9:56 PM

I like the idea of using foil for the belts. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, July 12, 2019 10:22 PM

 I've read where some builders use tin foil and tamiya tape to make seat belts. I haven't tried it yet but I think its a great idea. Those tin foil only belts look the part for sure.

BK

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Friday, July 12, 2019 10:45 PM
Thank you, guys! :)

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, July 14, 2019 12:08 PM

These decals seem a little over-zealous on the color don’t they? They are for sure resistant to microsol. Will be another hour before they will lay down based on how the instrument panel has gone. Once everything dries I think I’ll try a black wash so the colors on the seat will blend together better. Time for a lunch break, otherwise I’ll mess with those decals to soon and screw something up lol

In the pattern: A 23-Window MicroBus and an F-100 SuperSabre (foiled)!

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Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, July 14, 2019 9:36 PM

Decided to spend a hot summer Sunday just working on a model. All the major bits are assembled at this point. I really like the detail on this Fujimi. Will buy another of their kits for sure. Wait till you see the air brakes, prbably be done with them in a couple days at the latest.

In the pattern: A 23-Window MicroBus and an F-100 SuperSabre (foiled)!

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, July 15, 2019 9:20 AM

She is starting to take shape now. Looks like the fit is pretty good too. I'm looking forward to seeing this with some color. 

BK

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Posted by TheMongoose on Monday, July 15, 2019 8:07 PM

Here she is with primer applied! Seams look really good. I may have a little more cleanup on 1 of the lower wings joints and thats about it. This model assembled really nicely! 

In the pattern: A 23-Window MicroBus and an F-100 SuperSabre (foiled)!

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Posted by silentbob33 on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 3:23 PM
That kit looks really nice Mongoose, nice detail and looks like great fit

On my bench: Encore 1/48 A-37B Dragonfly

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Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, July 20, 2019 10:20 PM

Ok gang, it’s time for paint! I’ve returned to Vallejo after casting it off last year. So many problems keeping the tape from ripping up the paint. possibly my painting has finally improved enough to feel comfortable not ripping up my hard work. So here goes.

My inspiration was the RF-86F I saw at the USAF Museum last year. The vertical surfaces were like chrome, the gear bay doors more flat, and the wing tanks were more of a grey color. I’ve used duraluminum for the inlays and aluminum for the major panels, especially on the sides. Fro the tanks I used semi matte aluminum to try and capture the look. So far so good. Here’s a preview

 

In the pattern: A 23-Window MicroBus and an F-100 SuperSabre (foiled)!

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Posted by 68GT on Sunday, July 21, 2019 10:41 AM

This heat wave was good for something.  Too hot to go out so I got some build time in.  First time at the bench in over a month.

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, July 21, 2019 11:47 AM

Mongoose, I too have the lift off issue with Alclad II. I am not having good luck with that and tape. I'll be keen to see how yours works out. The 86 looks really good.

68GT, the f4 is looking pretty sweet. Can't go wrong with any version of that one.

BK

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Posted by silentbob33 on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 10:26 AM
Great progress guys! I just realized there's only about a week left...but so long as you've started please finish, I want to see the end products

On my bench: Encore 1/48 A-37B Dragonfly

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Posted by TheMongoose on Friday, July 26, 2019 10:00 PM

Looking good for a strong finish here in the last week. She's all set except for settling down the decals, a final gloss coat and some weathering. Will finish her up this weekend. Every step of the way I like this Fujimi kit. Decals don't fall apart and with a little SOL they settle down in 2 applications of it. Almost all the carrier film has disappeared. Will have to watch that before I clear it to make sure they are gone. This feels like an OOB contest entry in the future. Here's how she looks right now...

In the pattern: A 23-Window MicroBus and an F-100 SuperSabre (foiled)!

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, July 26, 2019 11:52 PM

That looks really good. I don't think I have ever seen an f-86 in those markings. Very cool.

BK

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Posted by 68GT on Saturday, July 27, 2019 2:04 PM

Chugging along here with the decals.  They are supposed to be sized for the Testors RF kit but there is is matches.

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Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, July 27, 2019 7:45 PM

68GT those look tough. Love the design so it’ll be worth it in the end. Should really stand out as well on that paint scheme.

In the pattern: A 23-Window MicroBus and an F-100 SuperSabre (foiled)!

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Posted by 68GT on Sunday, July 28, 2019 2:59 PM

Actually not as bad as building the Testor?Italeri Phantom kits.

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Posted by silentbob33 on Sunday, July 28, 2019 5:52 PM
Mongoose those markings look really good on her! Ed I really like the colorful markings on your Phantom!

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Posted by TheMongoose on Monday, July 29, 2019 8:25 PM

Ed that's awesome, love it! 

In the pattern: A 23-Window MicroBus and an F-100 SuperSabre (foiled)!

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Posted by TheMongoose on Monday, July 29, 2019 8:48 PM

Here's the Wood Pecker from the 501st Recon Squadron! Yep their mascot sure looks like the Woody Woodpecker I remember from cartoons as a kid. This RF-86F was a JASDF bird from 1961 to 1977.  I was really interested in these after seeing the Haymaker Sabre at the National Museum of the USAF. They flew missions over Russia and China fast and high during the Cold War. The guns were replaced with cameras, thus the bulges in the nose to make room, and the gun ports were covered and shadowed so it only looks like they are there.

This kit fit well and had lots of detail. There's a few pics below of the nose and the air brake that highlight this. I'm also excited to say I got every part on it, including one of the smallest pieces ever, that little horn on the nose...

You can maybe see where I hollowed out the nose like the real thing and used clear parts glue to make the cover. Then I dusted it with Nato Black to try and give the feel of a dark translucent glass.

 

 

Finished right under the wire for sure. Very happy with this one as the Group Build inspired me to take an interest from the Museum and turn it into something to tell a story with. Thanks for leading another terrific GB silentbob- Solid Inspiration!

 

In the pattern: A 23-Window MicroBus and an F-100 SuperSabre (foiled)!

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 10:03 AM

Mongoose, That turned out beautiful. Like I mentioned before, that scheme is pretty cool. You really nailed the look. That is one very nicely done bird. 

BK

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