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Secret Santa GB 2018 - Nearing the Finish Line!!

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, October 14, 2019 10:02 AM

OK guys, getting close to the end now.

I sprayed gloss and added the topside decals. Now just get the bottom done, then on to the finish.

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, October 14, 2019 10:08 AM

I always find it odd that when you start applying decals it makes the kit look shorter. Looks good, Steve.

BK

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, October 14, 2019 10:32 AM

Shorter? 

LOL, well what I do know is that that silvering is driving me crazy  .

I suppose I can work with it some more, They were still drying.

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, October 14, 2019 1:47 PM

I'll just move closer to the monitor, that should fix it on my end. LOL

BK

 

I just realized I didn't put up a badge for this one. NEW BADGE POSTED ON FRONT PAGE.

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, October 17, 2019 10:54 AM

I'm done. Three fun builds. THANK YOU to both my secret Santas. You guys picked some great picks. One of my wish lists were any 1/72 Airfix except WW2 fighters, so I received the Airfix Blenheim Yes. The other list was any 1/72 modern airfraft so I received both the Revell MiG 29 and the Revell Eurofighter. So number 3 is now done.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:06 PM

She's an absolute beauty! 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/144 Revell Snowberry

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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Posted by TheMongoose on Thursday, October 17, 2019 7:42 PM

MC that sweet!! the canopy and darkening ahead of the exhaust nozzle really stand out.

In the pattern: Lots in my stash. But let's close out the SOD and do the 1/350 Enterprise I started a few years ago.

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, October 18, 2019 10:49 AM

Very nice!

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, October 18, 2019 12:35 PM

Well done, Steve. Very nice looking AC. I'll get the front page updated.

BK

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, October 18, 2019 11:04 PM

Chad, Mongoose, John BK, thank you

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, October 18, 2019 11:34 PM

I have to say that regarding the front page of finished kits, and that they were gifts in a genre e.g. not specifically picked by the modelers... that's a really impressive set of builds! (Self back patting asside :p )

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, October 19, 2019 12:46 AM

That's one of the reasions I like this group build, the suprize and the joy of planning and giving.

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Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, October 19, 2019 1:06 PM

I agree. The idea of grabbing a kit you might not have grabbed otherwise and making into a nice build is where all the fun lies. It makes you go somewhat outside your comfort zone. I was thinking about tweeking the rules this year. What do you guys think?

Request a kit or build outside of your normal building style. Like if you only do planes, build a tank, or sci-fi. Shake things up a bit. Put something different on the shelf. What say the rest of you?

BK

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, October 19, 2019 3:08 PM

I'm in.  I haven't done armor or ships in a long long time. 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, October 19, 2019 3:15 PM

That could be interesting. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/144 Revell Snowberry

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, October 19, 2019 8:15 PM

I do everything except figures. I don't do many tanks though.

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 11:48 AM

Well, I've been so busy that I've decided to just leave it alone this year. Next year I'll make the decision well in advance so we can all decide early. For now let's just go with what we've always done.

BK

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 12:15 PM

Sounds great Brandon. That will be a pretty cool idea though.  I sure hope my recipient does his. I'm seriously looking forward to seeing it!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/144 Revell Snowberry

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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Posted by DiscoStu on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 12:16 PM

Looks like I'm Tail End Charlie on this GB.  I still need to finish up my -109.  I see it every time I sit at the bench.  I decided to add the resin cockpit and engine which requires more elbow grease than I've been willing to give.....

 

Running out of time for excuses!  I best get that one finished!

 

"Ahh the Luftwaffe. The Washington Generals of the History Channel" -Homer Simpson

  

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 1:54 PM

DiscoStu

Looks like I'm Tail End Charlie on this GB.  I still need to finish up my -109.  I see it every time I sit at the bench.  I decided to add the resin cockpit and engine which requires more elbow grease than I've been willing to give.....

 

Running out of time for excuses!  I best get that one finished!

I've had plenty of those builds take the life right out of me. Then I push on and suddenly its done and WOW!! I'm so pleased with the work. But, it is a struggle sometimes on those. We all need to do our best to get these gifts knocked out. If needed we allow them to continue into the new build, just so they get done.

BK

 

 

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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Friday, November 1, 2019 3:34 PM

Just about finished with my M41. I will post the pictures after work tomorrow.

   

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Posted by TheMongoose on Friday, November 1, 2019 7:20 PM

BK I'm up for however you do it! I like the proposed change as well. I went out of my comfort zone and received a ship. Turned into tremendous fun and I had to learn new ways to do things AND i used some techniques from planes that turned out neat.

Chris

In the pattern: Lots in my stash. But let's close out the SOD and do the 1/350 Enterprise I started a few years ago.

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, November 1, 2019 11:19 PM

I'm not making a rule change, but I will encourage everyone to think about building outside of their normal area. I have build 100s of cars and dozens of planes, so this time I'm going to go all in on armor. I have'nt done anything there yet. I want to challenge myself to do something different. Everyone is free to choose what they wish, but let's live a little this year.

BK

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Posted by German Armour on Saturday, November 2, 2019 9:56 AM

Hm. Good Idea. I haven't built too many models so anything will be a learning experience for me. :) 

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

 

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Posted by DiscoStu on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 9:20 AM

BrandonK

I'm not making a rule change, but I will encourage everyone to think about building outside of their normal area. I have build 100s of cars and dozens of planes, so this time I'm going to go all in on armor. I have'nt done anything there yet. I want to challenge myself to do something different. Everyone is free to choose what they wish, but let's live a little this year.

BK

 

 

Now that's an interesting idea.  Breaking out of the comfort zone.

 

"Ahh the Luftwaffe. The Washington Generals of the History Channel" -Homer Simpson

  

 

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 9:58 AM

I'll leave my wish list as is, but feel free to tell my SS that they are free to go in any direction.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 10:21 AM

Oh boy GH, I hope I get you!! Whistling

I have an in with the head guy himself Wink

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Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 10:30 AM

modelcrazy

Oh boy GH, I hope I get you!! Whistling

I have an in with the head guy himself Wink

 

Rut RohCrying...........Don't forget, I have your address and a sometimes twisted sense of humor...can always get evenBig SmileDevil

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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 1:07 PM

As promised here are my pictures. They are a bit late since I couldn't find any blue paint for the optics and had to buy some.
During my move to Europe it got a bit damaged:

 

 


But after a bit of work and some paint I had this:


After weathering and decals it looks quite fine:




I went with a very light weathering as this was a West German tank that never saw combat and the crew would keep their vehicles very clean having nothing much else to do.

   

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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 1:10 PM

Thanks to BK for running this and as we say here in NL,dank u Sinterklaas. I had a lot of fun and will participate again this year if it is possible with me living with in Europe.

   

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