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Weekend GB: Let the mayhem begin!

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Posted by DasBeav on Sunday, December 02, 2018 4:57 PM

First, I would like to thank LewBud for running this GB. This masochistic approach to modeling is quite fun, actually. I will participating again during the coming weekends. (with something very simple and basic, WWToons tank? who knows?)

Second, I would like to thank Time Warner/Spectrum for anticipating my modelling responsibilities and leaving me without cable or internet for four hours. I would have just wasted the day watching the Cleveland Brown's and never completing this build.

 Sooner Born...Buckeye Bred.

 

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  • From: Somewhere in Ohio...
Posted by DasBeav on Sunday, December 02, 2018 5:02 PM

Third, I would like to thank Qbert and Otis, my new kittens, for getting just enough cat hair and dust on my plane. My fault actually, forgot that first step of painting and making sure the plane was dusted before ABing. Hadn't had my Diet Dr. Pepper yet in the morning.

 Sooner Born...Buckeye Bred.

 

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Posted by lewbud on Sunday, December 02, 2018 6:03 PM

Way to go DasBeav! I knew you could do it. Are you going to shoot a pic for the front page or do you want me to use one of the above? Qbert and Otis are too cute.

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

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Posted by Caveman on Sunday, December 02, 2018 6:22 PM

Nice builds guys.  I had faith in ya.

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  • From: Nashville, TN area
Posted by bobbaily on Sunday, December 02, 2018 6:27 PM

Hey all-great work guys-I'm going to carve out time tomorrow to review in detail but it looks like everyone is progressing nicely.

Edit-took time and caught up-DasBeav-great job on the La-5-looks like a fun build-how was the Hobby Craft kit? And you're right-modeling fast seems counter productive, but it is fun and forces me to actually complete something.

Ernest-your Ha-Go is progressing nicely-good subject-interesting, not seen often here.

Yesterday was a bit of a distaster regarding time management-too many activities but this was the best weekend schedule wise before Christmas-ok, enough whining...I did get the decals on Saturday morning-Slixx decals-no issues

FWIW, our cat's name is Jake-my wife loved the decals

After that, I didn't get to do anything until this morning-

Fit on this kit requires a lot more attention than I was able to give it...anyway, moving forward-

I'm glad this one is done-I built a similar AMT Funny Car back in the '60s-happier with the results but I figure it will be pulled apart and used for parts at somepoint.

Lewbud-thanks for running a great GB-always fun and a great motivator-I'm hoping to get a couple more done between Christmas & New Years Day if that's ok.

 

bob

 

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Posted by DasBeav on Sunday, December 02, 2018 6:28 PM

lewbud

Way to go DasBeav! I knew you could do it. Are you going to shoot a pic for the front page or do you want me to use one of the above? Qbert and Otis are too cute.

 

Thanks, LewBud. You can use any of the three. I went to take some better pics. And just like the old silent films when sometimes a car would stop and all of the tires would fall off. That happened to my landing gear. I will let you choose.

 Sooner Born...Buckeye Bred.

 

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  • From: Currently in the Dallas area
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, December 02, 2018 8:59 PM

Bob, nice looking Mustang.

Beav, your build turned out nice.

Bufflehead, glad I could help although it sounds like you already remembered the sequence. Me and Mr Hobby paints don't get along. They look like they will be so good but they always spit in may AB. It doesent seem to matter the thinner/air pressure mix. I'm slowly replaceing them with other brands. Too bad to, most of my RLM colors are Mr Hobby.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/200 AMT Saturn V

In Que

Secret Santa gifts will move to the top after Christmas.

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  • From: San Francisco Bay Area
Posted by bufflehead on Sunday, December 02, 2018 9:07 PM

DasBeav - yeehaw!  The La-5 is done and looking fantastic!  Honestly I can't see any cat hairs or dust on it!  Too bad about the football games, but at least something good came out of it!Whistling.  BTW, I really like that two tone grey color scheme on the La-5 Yes

Bob - always a pleasure seeing your builds!  Gotta luv that Ford Funny Car!!  You did a great job on it...can't believe you did such a great job in less than 48 hrs!  Bow Down

And call this little Ha-Go DONE!  Big thanks to Steve (modelcrazy) for his tip with the multi-tone camo and silly putty!  Once I got over that hurdle, everything else went as planned.  BTW, once I pulled off all that silly putty I was amazed how the camo looked, given the fact that I was speeding through the painting process. Here's the Proof of Finale:

Something of a tradition to celebrate the successful completion of a Weekend Madness build with a shot of your favorite libation!  This year it was the XO that I hadn't touched in a while (been favoring Basil Hayden's bourbon lately).  Here are the rest of the pics:

Overall the Tamiya kit (Fine Molds makes the tank parts) is decent.  The only real letdown is the vinyl tracks.  I know very little about this vehicle and have almost no reference material....I think it can be improved with AM parts, but honestly, if given the choice I think the Dragon kit is probably the better choice nowadays unless cost is an issue.  I'm happy with the results of the build except the decal on the starboard side of the hull (#1556) has some silvering on it.  Oh well, there's always another kit!!

Lewbud my man, thanks to you for hosting another great Weekend Madness GB.  I MIGHT (Big Might) do another build before the end of the year if I can work it in!

Oh, please pick whichever pic you want for the finished builds on Pg 1.

 

 

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Posted by bufflehead on Sunday, December 02, 2018 9:19 PM

Dang!  I just realized I haven't eaten anything all day! Indifferent

 

That's what the Weekend Madness does to you!!!!  Now its chow time!!

Smile BurgerSmile BurgerSmile BurgerSmile Burger

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Posted by Daddyman on Sunday, December 02, 2018 11:46 PM

DasBeav, Congrats on a great Looking La-5. Too bad Georgia lost but the Sooners and Buckeyes both won with the Sooners in the playoffs so not a totally bad weekend for you.

Bob, All I can say about that Mustang is WOW. And all in 48hrs!

Bufflehead, That is a super job on such a little tank. Such a camo scheme would have scared me off. Nice work.

I didn't know about the libation tradition. I'll have to remember that after the next build. Maker's Mark for me. 

Also, Bufflehead, you must single. My wife wouldn't let me go hungry of course she wouldn't let me eat at the work bench either. 

Bill B 2.0

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Posted by Eagle90 on Monday, December 03, 2018 6:06 AM

Really enjoying the different builds in this GB!  Great job everyone!

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, December 03, 2018 10:00 AM

Oh wow, the Ha Go turned out great Buffelhead Yes. It's fun to pull off all that Sillyputty for the final reveal.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/200 AMT Saturn V

In Que

Secret Santa gifts will move to the top after Christmas.

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Posted by lewbud on Monday, December 03, 2018 10:38 AM

Ernest,

Great job on the Ha-go! A very garish paint scheme, not that it helped much when a Sherman was in the area.

Bob,

Great job on the Mustang!  Are the tires from the tampo printed Parts Packs? I used a set of the Blue Streak drag slicks on a Sox and Martin GTX and they really popped.

You're welcome guys. As I say at the end of the build, it's you guys that make the build so thanks to all of you.  As for future builds, I look forward to seeing them.

I should be starting my second attempt on Friday after I wake up from my overnight shift.  Not quite sure what I'm going to build yet.

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

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Posted by scottrc on Monday, December 03, 2018 1:26 PM

Six completed builds so far, great job guys!Toast

I had planned to build my SBD this weekend but a severe ear infection forced me to change that plan.  I hope to get on it next weekend.  I really, really, want to build this old Monogram kit in the worse way.

Scott

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  • From: Nashville, TN area
Posted by bobbaily on Monday, December 03, 2018 7:24 PM

Ernest-Love the camo job on the Ha-Go-great build

Lewbud-the slicks are the tampo printed but came with the kit-everything else is from the original 60's AMT kit, re-released over the years by Model King and now back as AMT-felt very nostalgic-build the '67 Chevy II Funny Car back in the late sixties while in grade school-first experience with spray cans-it was one of my favorites.

Scott-hope you're feeling better-looking forward to your build-there's a Monogram kit in the stash for me if I can clear time before the end of the year.

All-thank you for the encouragement-hopefully this is the spark that gets me started again....

bob

 

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Posted by lewbud on Monday, December 03, 2018 8:04 PM

Alright, alright, alright! NINE completed works of art. Way to go guys!

Scott,

Hope you get to feeling better soon. We'll be here.  

 

 

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

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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 9:58 AM

I have finished a bit behind schedule, but it is finished:

I did not get this one done in time, so I will be re-joining this GB with another entry soon.

   

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Posted by Daddyman on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 11:14 AM

scottrc
I had planned to build my SBD this weekend but a severe ear infection forced me to change that plan.  I hope to get on it next weekend.  I really, really, want to build this old Monogram kit in the worse way.

Hey, Scott.

Hope you're feeling better. Finding the perfect time to do this weekend build is part of the fun and frustration.

We've all started at different times and some, like yourself have run into issues getting started or with finding time once started due to things beyond our control. I'm wanting to start another kit on the weekend of 15/16 Dec but it looks like that may get rolled to the next weekend because of getting my daughter's senior pictures done and her college apps done and a ton of other family and personal stuff coming up.

Get well and get started. You can do it. Looking forward to seeing it done. My wife and daughter got me the same kit last Christmas.

Bill B 2.0

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  • From: Galloway,Ohio
Posted by Daddyman on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 11:20 AM

Sailing_Dutchman

I have finished a bit behind schedule, but it is finished:

I did not get this one done in time, so I will be re-joining this GB with another entry soon.

 

Dutchman, you may not have been on time but what a great build. I can't wait to see what you attempt next. 

Bill B 2.0

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Posted by lewbud on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 5:58 PM

SD,

Great looking tank! I've added it to the front page. I look forward to your next build.

For my second attempt, I'm going to build the Platz 1/72 MQ-4B Global Hawk. Gunship gray with white wings. Don't know where I'm going to put her when she's done, the thing's a monster!

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

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  • From: Nashville, TN area
Posted by bobbaily on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 7:09 PM

Dutchman-I have to agree with everyone-great build!  Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

bob

 

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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 8:10 PM

For my next build I will be tackling the Takom 1/32 Panther with interior.

   

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  • From: Currently in the Dallas area
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 8:13 PM

Great looking tank SD. Be careful, Buddy will double dog dare ya.

Buddy, I'll be looking forward to that one.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/200 AMT Saturn V

In Que

Secret Santa gifts will move to the top after Christmas.

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Posted by DasBeav on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 10:14 PM

Thanks everybody for the kind comments.

BobBailey, the HC La-5 is not he worst kit in the world. Has recessed panels and rivet lines. Average pit detail. Only one fit issue when you put the wings and the fuselage together. Only real beef was no guide pins or holes and the Prop pieces are kind of whack. Love the way the Mustang turned out. Makes me want to do a car!

BuffleHead, Like how the Ha-Go turned out. That was the first Tank model I ever AB. In the same scheme. They do not look alike, lol. I will be stealing that camo technique "youse guys" talked about.

 Sooner Born...Buckeye Bred.

 

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Posted by BrandonD on Wednesday, December 05, 2018 12:27 PM

Thnks, Lewbud.

Well, had a really minor surgery on Thursday last week, but it got me out of work on Friday, and I really couldn't do much other than sit around, so I decided to build my weekend kit.

I went with the Eduard boxing of the 1/48 Accurate Miniatures Yak-1b. I chose this one because it (A) wasn't started and (B) has a beautiful bit of engineering where the spine of the aircraft is one piece like a turtleshell, so there is almost no fuselage seam to deal with, and that's what slows me down most on my builds.

Here's the starting pic. I kicked this off at 10 a.m. Friday.

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First order of business was to spray the innards, which are all one color. I used Mr. Paint USN Blue-Gray, then got to work with the photo etch that Eduard supplied with the kit. Between beautiful fit on the plastic parts and the PE, I had the cockpit and wheel wells done in a couple of hours.

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Then it was on to assembly. The wings took some coaxing to get the right dihedral, but that's aided by a spar that, though a little fiddly, was helpful in making sure I wouldn't run into a wing root seam later.

I had screwed up when I bought the kit and cut the turtleshell piece off the sprue - I removed a chunk of plastic. A little CA and accelerator, and I was able to sand it to an acceptable look.

My day one goal was to get the plane asembled and the tail feathers primed and painted white, because the scheme I decided to do required careful masking and I wanted the white paint more cured for that.

By the end of day one, I was there.

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One of the schemes offered was a plane with a striking tiger on the fuselage, and some cool striping. There is a lot of discussion on what colors this plane actually wore. Some say the tail is AMT-12 dark gray, while others say it's red. Also, there is debate on the spinner color, and the fuselage striping.

After reading up on it, I opted to go with a white stripe for the fuselage and a white spinner. That made the most sense, especially given the white leading edges of the horizontal stabilizers and spinner colors of other aircraft in this unit. Eduard provides a decal for the stripe in yellow, but given that ot's 0.9mm wide and is the demarcation between the tail color and the rest of the body, I was not about to try to use it. Plus, I wanted mine white.

I used my Infini cutting mat to cut Tamiya tape to the perfect uniform thickness, and bent it around the fuselage in the pattern it needed to be in, then also masked the leading edges of the stabs.

Once done, I sprayed the tail AMT-12 dark gray.

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I love lacquers, because I was able to mask the tail about five minutes after spraying, with no paint lift worries.

After that, it was on to AMT-7 gray blue for the underside.

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At this point, it was about 1 p.m. on Saturday, and I ate lunch, then masked the bottom and shot the AMT-11 blue gray topside color. Then, the moment of truth on the masking. After some very small touch-ups, it was a success.

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Amongst all this, I painted the wheels Tamiya rubber black and layed down primer, aluminum and clear on the prop, then hair spray, then Tamiya gloss black and chipped it.

Clear coats went down next. Even though Mr. Paint is smooth enough to decal without glossing underneath, I wanted to, given the complexity of the fuselage markings and knowing I'd need to play with them a bit.

Around 5 p.m., it was time for decals.

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I broke the lightning bolt decal in the pic above, but thankfully it lined up perfectly when I coaxed it back together, and no one can tell. Gotta love Cartograf.

Once dry, I sprayed another gloss coat to seal them in, and then it was a flurry of weathering to get it grubbed up a bit. Flory Grime wash on the underside, Dark Dirt on the topside, and than I sealed those with a flat coat to knock down the shine. I attached the landing gear, and realized I'd put the legs on backwards. Yanked them, reattached them, and dropped CA onto them so it could stan don its own by the time it needed to be done.

Used an ink pen for some streaking, used Ammo engine oil for fuel leaks on the wings, spattered some Vallejo European splash mud on the underside, sprayed the exhaust stains with a mix of rubber black and red brown, used some dust pigments on the wheels, and beat up the wing root a bit with a silver pencil. I also stabbed at the cowling with a dark gray watercolor pencil for some discolored scratching effects and chipped it a bit with a sponge dipped in Testors silver.

Attached props, landing gear doors, radio mast, pitot tube, etc. Made a landing light by punching a piece of sheet styrene, installed it in wing leading edge, painted it silver, then added the glass. Removed masks, added cnaopy...and voila.

I finished at 9:58 p.m. Saturday, almost 36 hours to the minute after starting it.

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Thanks for having me, and sorry I didn't update as I went along. I was so focused on the build that I didn't drag out th ecomputer and make updates in the process.

I'll get better photos up when I can. Hopefully tonight, but I'm really having trouble getting the lighting right for decent shots with what I have lately.

This was obviously a bi tof a rush build, but it's one of my favorites that I've done, and after not finishing anything since September, it was a great feeling to roll one off the bench and toss the box.

-BD-

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Posted by German Armour on Wednesday, December 05, 2018 5:42 PM
WOW!! Nice markings! :)

 Never give up, never quit, never stop modelling.Idea

 

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Posted by bobbaily on Thursday, December 06, 2018 6:37 AM

DasBeav-Thank you-cars take me back to my youth when I could put a kit together it a day-tube glue, brush painted body & all....not saying anything about the quality.  And thanks for the review on the La-5...I'm always looking for a good quality but less than difficult kit for future Weekend GB's

Brandon-outstanding job, especially in less than 48 hrs-I have the Accurate Miniatures version (w/skis) in the stash and was thinking about giving it a go later if time allows-now I'm looking for PE.....

bob

 

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Posted by scottrc on Thursday, December 06, 2018 7:45 AM

Wow Brandon, really cool cockpit. 

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Posted by lostagain on Friday, December 07, 2018 6:55 AM

Yes Brandon, that cockpit is amazing, and you have managed to put together a plane around it to suit great job there.

I need to come back to all the builds - need to get on with what I have started at 6pm tonight (Friday):

Revell 1/72 Spad 13, and the moulding is pretty ordinary, loads of flash, the pilot looks like I don't know what. And it is a six colour camouflage scheme, out comes the blue tac!

Got five hours modelling in to get to here:

It's a start, just spent an hour trying to get Firefox and Finescale to talk, had to go onto Microsoft edge instead. Time for a sleep then a bike ridethen back to the next four colours...

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, December 07, 2018 9:43 AM

Cool subject Lost. I have the Academy kit and I'm sure it probably doesn't look much diffrent.....clearly an old mold.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/200 AMT Saturn V

In Que

Secret Santa gifts will move to the top after Christmas.

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