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Secret Santa GB 2018 - Let the building commence

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Posted by German Armour on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 11:44 AM
I don't know if google is having problems or my computer has viruses? After a short while on google any extra pages, new tabes, google conkes out. I don't know whats happening. But it's quite enoying.

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

 

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Posted by German Armour on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 12:10 PM

Is imgur easy to use?

Bingo!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 4:59 PM

GA now I see your pics, nice start.

I finally got organized and sat down to start the Blenheim. After washing the parts I sprayed everything NATO Black and then RAF interior green for the interior and metal for the engines and gear struts. I also started on the fuse. Airfix split the fuse into 4 pieces, kinda like a modern twin engine jet. Not sure why they did that so I'm a little intrested on how the seam is going to fit.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 9:12 PM

I assembled the cockpit area but nee to touch the paint some. I also glued the rear fuse to the wings. Tomorrow I'll start assembly of the nose. This might be a good kit to get some masks for.

I also started on the Typhoon. Just like the Blenheim I started with black baseing.

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 9:23 AM

GA, looks good. Your are definately making some progress.

Steve, you're flying along too. Two kits at once, that makes my head hurt trying that. Both look to be cool kits for sure.

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

 

 

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Posted by German Armour on Thursday, January 03, 2019 4:34 PM

BrandonK

GA, looks good. Your are definately making some progress.

Steve, you're flying along too. Two kits at once, that makes my head hurt trying that. Both look to be cool kits for sure.

BK

 

 

Added zimmerit with a woodburning tool :)

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, January 03, 2019 5:36 PM

Very cool GA, stinky but cool.

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Posted by TheMongoose on Thursday, January 03, 2019 6:33 PM

GA I’ve never seen that done, tell me more!

In the pattern: The pattern is empty. What an oddity. Will decide what to build next after returning from the NATS ...winner is the USS Vandegrift FFG-48 because I found a Pontos Adv Detail set at the Nats! Pizza

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Posted by German Armour on Friday, January 04, 2019 8:45 AM

TheMongoose

GA I’ve never seen that done, tell me more!

 

Well it's quight easy actually.

Walnut Hollow Creative Versa Tool with Versa-Temp Variable Temperature Control & 11 Woodburning Points (Tips)

 

I used a hot iron/ woodburning tool to melt the plastic. I used the flat tip to make the ridges.  You have to be careful, you can't go at an angle only press up and down. 

Hope this helps.Big Smile

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, January 04, 2019 9:23 AM

That was a really risky method to give it some texture and more life. You pulled it off well. I would have tried a bit and scrapped the idea due to the fear of screwing up the whole kit. Well done, I like how it came out.

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

 

 

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, January 05, 2019 6:58 PM

OK boys, I'm having some issues, the nose sits too high. You can tell by looking at the wing root. most likely self inflected, so I dissasembled the halfs and glued the newly aligned side and will attach the other side when that dries. My suspicion is that the I didn't attach the rear bulkhead correctly in the nose so I attached it to where is will end up, if that makes sence. I'll get it, I invision it turning out great.

Anyway, on the the Typhoon. I had to stop to get some weight for the nose. I got some today so back on it I go.

I also ordered and received some AM decals for the MiG 29.

My great uncle was Polish so I'd rather build Polish than Russian. Looks like a nice set. They come with all the decals and not just the markings.

One last thing, while I was home for Christmas, this is what my wife bought me for my birthday earler in the month.

A high quality replacement for our old American flag and a high quality Coast Guard flag to replace the old one I had for the last 40 years. She also framed that old flag for me and is now hanging proudly behind me in my hobby room. It came from my old cutter's mast back in 87.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, January 05, 2019 7:13 PM

Now that’s really cool Steve! 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, January 05, 2019 7:32 PM

Mopar Madness

Now that’s really cool Steve! 

 

Thanks Chad......which part? Big Smile

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Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, January 05, 2019 8:59 PM

Steve all those decals aren't for 1 plane are they? If so you're going to need some help, a relaxant, a magnifying glass, who knows what else. Dang that looks intimidating!

Like the flag and the frame it's in. At my last job I got to talk to the Coast Guard every once in awhile. We supplied the ship heaters for steam and hot water. It was cool to see them cut a hole in the deck to drop it in there. Thanks for your service!

In the pattern: The pattern is empty. What an oddity. Will decide what to build next after returning from the NATS ...winner is the USS Vandegrift FFG-48 because I found a Pontos Adv Detail set at the Nats! Pizza

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, January 05, 2019 11:15 PM

It looks like most of them are. Looking at the instructions some are used for some of the variants while others are use for all of them.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, January 05, 2019 11:27 PM

modelcrazy

 

 
Mopar Madness

Now that’s really cool Steve! 

 

 

 

Thanks Chad......which part? Big Smile

 

The flag of course!  So despite some minor issues, are you enjoying the Blenheim? 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, January 05, 2019 11:54 PM

Mopar Madness
So despite some minor issues, are you enjoying the Blenheim? 

Yes, very much so. I believe the problems are of my own making. The fit on the rest of the kit is good, not Tamiya good but Airfix good.

I did get the nose to fit with a fillable gap. You can see the gap at the bulkhead in the bomb bay. I think I had it misaligned which caused my initial issue and it just dominoed from there. I'll fill and snad all the gaps and wait for the masks which should arive Monday. I have the engines and dorsal turret complete so it's almost ready to paint. I'll install the bad doors and flaps after painting.

Yeah, I knew she was going to get me the new flags but the old one in the frame was a tolal suprize!

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Sunday, January 06, 2019 9:48 AM

Good save.

Your wife is a keeper.  That was one heck of a gift in framing the originals.

Your going to have a plane load going back to TX.

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, January 06, 2019 11:15 AM

Steve, aint it lovely how a small misalign can cause such a problem later on? Good save on that, looks great now. And that Polish paint scheme looks managable; so many Mig-29s have scheme that send shivers up my spine. I too love the framed flag, great gift, better wife. I have a US flag from a cutter from that time frame but it is far too big to frame, it would take up a whole wall.

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

 

 

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, January 06, 2019 9:12 PM

Thanks BK, I'm really having a hard time not breaking into the MiG yet. It'll have to wait until I finish one of the other two. I should receive the masks for the Blenheim tomorrow but they will come in when I'll be at work. Tuesday I have clinic which lasts all morning then off to work again. Wednesday morning however, I should be able to get back onto it.

I worked some on the Typhoon today. I attached the lower fuse/wing section and attached the upper half of the wings. It was a little bit of a bugger to keep everything close until the glue dried. I thought I must have something missaligned again but no, it's just the way it fits together.  You can see the visable seams at the wing roots. I filled these with stretched sprue and will finish it will filler after they dry. There has been some flash, nothing to get excited about, but a few anonying sink marks.
I had the Typhoon on my wishlist for sometime but never really looked at it closely. The more I work on it, the more I like it's lines. I'm very excited to see what it looks like when complete. It should go nicely with my Tornado.

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Posted by German Armour on Sunday, January 06, 2019 9:47 PM

Well, i've made progress.

Now I have to seal the model then I'm going to weather it. Then maybe add stowage and figures then to a base it goes.

I primed it with vallego primer then sprayed tamiya tan-yellow white mix. Then went over with red brown and finished with green white tan mix for the green.

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Posted by goldhammer on Sunday, January 06, 2019 11:04 PM

MC & GA...

You guys are going to to town on the builds.

Have both pits of the Vindicator ready to spray.  The sideframes are fragile and fiddly. Once based in alum., then I'll pick out the details and post up some pics.

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, January 07, 2019 9:29 AM

Steve, those roots don't look too bad and your fix is spot on. It will turn out great and I agree that the plane is a super cool AC to look at.

GA, man you went from plastic kit to a ready to drive machine with that paint work. It looks fantastic. I am blown away by how well that turned out.

You two are crushing it. I need to get some more work done so I have something to post.

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

 

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Monday, January 07, 2019 9:43 AM

GA that's really developing nicely! Dang that zim looks even better painted.

Hey do you spray that Vallejo primer straight or add some reducer and/or thinner to it? I was working with it this weekend and I'm still having trouble getting it to lay down smooth even with reducer in it.

In the pattern: The pattern is empty. What an oddity. Will decide what to build next after returning from the NATS ...winner is the USS Vandegrift FFG-48 because I found a Pontos Adv Detail set at the Nats! Pizza

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  • From: Ice coated north 40 saskatchewan
Posted by German Armour on Monday, January 07, 2019 10:18 AM

TheMongoose

GA that's really developing nicely! Dang that zim looks even better painted.

Hey do you spray that Vallejo primer straight or add some reducer and/or thinner to it? I was working with it this weekend and I'm still having trouble getting it to lay down smooth even with reducer in it.

 

Well, for the vallejo primer, I thinned it with vallejo's primer and town bottled water till it was thin thinness of milk, then I sprayed at a little over 20 psi. With my airbrush compressor setup I had to spray above 20 psi to work. You have to thin it to make it spray good. Also you should add flow reducer I think because to make it flow, or was it their brush cleaner. I read somewhere.

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

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, January 08, 2019 9:23 AM

GA, your Stug is looking great! Love the way the zim turned out.

I haven't been able to sign on with my phone for a while so it's been driving me nuts. I see a post but can't respond, then when I get to my computer I forget about it. Today I can.

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, January 10, 2019 4:51 PM

Got the pits and inside of fuselage sprayed in alum. today.  Will post up pics of pits after they are detailed out with some others colors, and of the fuselage buttoned up.  Should go a little faster once I hit that point.

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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Saturday, January 12, 2019 11:43 AM

I began construction last weekend and have completed the hull.

So far the kit has come together quite nicely with no fit issues and very little flash or mold lines. There were a few mistakes in the instructions, but nothing that could not be figured out with a bit of dry-fitting. 

   

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, January 12, 2019 8:22 PM

I'm not an Armor guy SD but it's looking good.

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, January 14, 2019 3:38 PM

I'm not an armour guy either, but watching these things come together is making me think about adding some of them to my stash. "Must re...sisssst...."

But seriously, you guys are killing it. It looks great. I can't wait to see it in some color.

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

 

 

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