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Secret Santa GB 2018 - Let the building commence

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  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, July 26, 2019 7:29 PM

Thanks my friend, your build is looking awesome. 

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, July 28, 2019 11:17 PM

Here's what I got done this weekend. Now the black forward of the canopy, a few more parts, decals and weathering.

  • Member since
    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Monday, July 29, 2019 9:50 AM

That Mig looks really good, Steve. I'm glad you chose the scheme you did as I don't want to see you lose you mind painting the more complicated schemes these can have. Such a cool looking bird. I have a 1.48 Mig 29 in my stash but I am afraid to build it as I am scared to death of how hard the paint scheme is going to be. I am looking forward to seeing this one complete.

BK

On the bench: 1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4   

On Deck:

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 11:10 PM

What, this one?

OK guys, I completed the camo, gloss coated and started to apply the some of many decals that come with the Techmod set.
The insignia and numbers are larger than the instructions show but they look OK on the kit, maybe a tad large. The set also comes with enough decals of at least another MiG A.
The decals are thin and adhere to the gloss coat very will. The edges don't show any appreciable carrier paper and smooth down excellently. No Solvaset seems to be needed. I put the right tail insignia on backwards (shown in the picture) but was able wet it, lift it with tweezers and reapply without incident.

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    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, August 01, 2019 10:01 AM

Steve, the Mig is looking really good. Nice save on the decal. I always notice my mistakes about 30 too late and they wont let me lift them. Have fun with all those modern AC stencils. My eyes are still crossed from my F4. 

The scheme I am avoiding looks like this one, similar to the one you posted.

BK

On the bench: 1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4   

On Deck:

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

  • Member since
    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, August 01, 2019 11:24 AM

Hello friends. Calling this one done. Thank you Brandon for hosting this wonderful group build and thank you to my Secret Santa!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, August 01, 2019 11:39 AM

Looks awesome Chad, dispite all the issues, you persevered through it. Maybe your secret Santa should do a little more research on kit quality next time Embarrassed

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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, August 01, 2019 11:43 AM

Thank you my friend!  I reckon this hobby wouldn’t be as interesting if they were all shake and bake kits! Big Smile

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

  • Member since
    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, August 02, 2019 11:28 AM

Chad, that looks simply fantastic. I mean really good. You killed this one. Difficulties or not, this one looks nothing short of spectacular. Very well done indeed. Thank you for the kind words here, but more importantly, thank you for joining us in the annual fun. We all appreciate everyones participation.

BK

On the bench: 1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4   

On Deck:

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, August 11, 2019 10:03 AM

Some more done to the MiG. I completed assembly and added a panel wash. I want to do a little more weathering and a flat coat before I call this done.

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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, August 11, 2019 11:52 AM

She looks the business Steve!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, August 11, 2019 9:20 PM

Thanks Chad,

Here it is, finished.

Polish Air Force MiG-19UB of the 41st Tactical Fighter Squardon, 22nd Air Base Malbork, Poland, 2014. 

Thank you secret Santa, it was a fun build. Now I need to complete the other one you gifted me, the Eurofighter Typhoon.

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    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Monday, August 12, 2019 9:06 AM

Not that I am at all surprised, but you did a fantastic job on the Mig, Steve. Beautiful job from start to finish. I think you nailed the weathering very well. I've never seen any Migs that were beat up. Well done. I'll update the front page.

BK

On the bench: 1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4   

On Deck:

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, August 12, 2019 10:20 AM

Thanks BK,

I'm with you, after looking through MiG-29 images I was surprised to find that almost all of them look in great shape, especially the ones of the Polish and Russian air Forces Huh?. In fact, I feel I was a little heavy on it but I was trying out, or perfecting rather, some new techniques. The Eurofighter will be about the same.

  • Member since
    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 10:54 AM

I love the Eurofighter, but I can't seem to locate a 48th scale for a decent price. They always seem over priced. I say that as I look at my B-17 with about $200 in add ons waiting to be started and I roll my eyes. Confused

BK

On the bench: 1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4   

On Deck:

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

  • Member since
    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 8:07 PM

I just put the finishing touches on the 102. I will get some pics of it in the next few days and get them posted up. I think it came out pretty nice. Hope all is well with all of you guys.

BK

On the bench: 1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4   

On Deck:

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

  • Member since
    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, August 23, 2019 2:00 PM

As promised, here are the completed pics of the F-102A Case XX. This was a nice kit and really did not have any issues aside from fat fingers and small parts and places. I am pleased with how it came out. I know you can't really tell in the pics, but the camo is a tri-color upper camo with two greens. From the pics of Vietnam era AC that I looked at, the theater fading created greens that greyed and blended together. I think I pulled that off in the colors I chose. I hope you like the pics. I am looking forward to seeing everyone else finish up as well. We still have a few months.

BK

On the bench: 1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4   

On Deck:

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

  • Member since
    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, August 23, 2019 3:01 PM

What a cool looking aircraft. I think you made the camouflage fade look very true to life. Great job!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, August 23, 2019 5:41 PM

Ditto Yes

  • Member since
    February, 2016
  • From: Ice coated north 40 saskatchewan
Posted by German Armour on Friday, August 23, 2019 6:15 PM

BrandonK

As promised, here are the completed pics of the F-102A Case XX. This was a nice kit and really did not have any issues aside from fat fingers and small parts and places. I am pleased with how it came out. I know you can't really tell in the pics, but the camo is a tri-color upper camo with two greens. From the pics of Vietnam era AC that I looked at, the theater fading created greens that greyed and blended together. I think I pulled that off in the colors I chose. I hope you like the pics. I am looking forward to seeing everyone else finish up as well. We still have a few months.

BK

 

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Great job!Bow Down

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  • Member since
    August, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Friday, August 23, 2019 7:24 PM

MC & BK---  nice work on those birds.

 

Finally got back on the Vindicator.  Getting the pits in is a fight, my fault but getting there.  Once I get the fuselage closed up the rest should go fairly fast

  • Member since
    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Monday, August 26, 2019 9:08 AM

Thank you gentlemen, for all the kind words. It was a fun kit to build.

BK

On the bench: 1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4   

On Deck:

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

  • Member since
    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Monday, September 16, 2019 2:58 PM

How is everyone doing on the remaining builds? It's been quiet for awhile and I wanted to make sure we all got them in before Thanksgiving.

BK

On the bench: 1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4   

On Deck:

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, September 16, 2019 3:12 PM

Just thinking last night that I need to get back on the Eurofighter

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    September, 2017
Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Monday, September 16, 2019 3:54 PM

I am almost finished with mine, just trying to fit everything in with my move to Europe.

   

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