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Secret Santa GB 2018 - Let the building commence

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  • Member since
    March, 2008
  • From: Charleston, SC
Posted by kg4kpg on Monday, January 14, 2019 6:19 PM

What is the end date for this GB? I’m not sure when I’ll get to start mine so just want to keep track.

You guys are producing awesome work. 

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, January 14, 2019 8:11 PM

kg4kpg
What is the end date for this GB?

Dec 31st. 

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    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 9:01 AM

kg4kpg
What is the end date for this GB?

You've got all year on this one. We prefer everyone be done by the time Xmas shows up, but by the end of the year would count.

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 Thursday, January 17, 2019 1:21 AM

I've been working slowly on the Blenheim due to some other builds that moved ahead for everything. With being said I was able to work on the seams left over from the canopy/nose attachment. I need to attach the masks and get on the painting. No..the GBU 12 Paveway II's are not for the Blenheim although they would really have come in handy.

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    January, 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Thursday, January 17, 2019 4:58 PM

modelcrazy i see what you mean about the mask kit. Dang when it’s all assembled the glass looks intimidating!

In the pattern: The pattern is empty. What an oddity. Will decide what to build next after returning from the NATS Pizza

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    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, January 18, 2019 9:06 AM

That is really coming along nicely, Steve. I can't see any issues now. I don't mind so much working with greenhouse canopies, but I have a real hard time getting the frames to come out even. Painting those is one of the most difficult things I deal with. 

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, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, January 19, 2019 9:59 PM

 

Got started on the Buffalo - will be a nice addition to my fledgling RAF collection (Currently 1 spitfire).  Old kit, but nice Tamiya details.  Not terribly focused on the pit since she will be closed up and I may add the pilot.  Anyhow, got her buttoned up tonight

 

And here's the pilot - Tamiya was great about providing figures back in the day

 

 

Thanks,

John

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    January, 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, January 20, 2019 10:27 AM

John that pilot does look good. Gotta wonder what the designer was thinking though...pilot - “look ma no hands”!

doesn’t look like Tamiya did you any favors on the seems though? Do they look like they’ll clean up easy? 

In the pattern: The pattern is empty. What an oddity. Will decide what to build next after returning from the NATS Pizza

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    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, January 20, 2019 11:29 AM

Coming along nicely there, John. I have this same kit in my stash so I am super curious how this one works out. Definately enjoying the show.

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, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, January 20, 2019 1:59 PM

TheMongoose

John that pilot does look good. Gotta wonder what the designer was thinking though...pilot - “look ma no hands”!

doesn’t look like Tamiya did you any favors on the seems though? Do they look like they’ll clean up easy? 

Thanks all.  The hands are a bit funky.  Particularly around the neck where there is material bridging hands and neck that is not right.  

The fit is excellent.  What looks like bad seams is actually the black basing on the interior overspray.  It's a nice little kit.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November, 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Monday, January 21, 2019 9:42 AM

Hey everyone.  Awesome work here!  I haven't forgotten about the GB.....trying to finish up the C-47 so I can clear the bench for that beautiful P-47!!  I've been reading the instructions and man is she a gorgeous kit!!! I can't wait to jump in on it.

 

 

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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, January 21, 2019 10:07 AM

Good start on the Buffalo John!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Monday, January 21, 2019 6:30 PM

Eagle, I'm in the same boat. I have the bench full of E-2C, so adding another kit just makes building more challenging and I don't need that. We have all year, so we can take our time and do these sweet kits justice.

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 Monday, January 21, 2019 6:44 PM

I am kind of in the same boat too.  My company has given me some incentive to get my PMP certification so most evenings are spent studying for my exam at the end of February.  However, I will absolutely be dedicating a couple hours each weekend to my Christmas build! 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

  • Member since
    January, 2006
  • From: Earth
Posted by DiscoStu on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 3:10 PM

Wow.  You guys are making a lot of progress! 

Having to tackle two kits for the GB has been a strain on workspace, as I also have the big Tamiya 1/32 Corsair and Mustang on the bench at the moment.  I was able to get the Hellcat almost to the painting stage.  It's a really easy build and doesn't offer any issues to deal with.

  I also am close to assembly on the Me-109.  I've been working the Brassin gun bay, cockpit and radio sets.  So far so good.  I should be able to be at a point where I'm good sharing pics.

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

  

 

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    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, January 24, 2019 2:45 AM

Ready for paint

 

Thanks,

John

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    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, January 24, 2019 9:16 AM

John, I really like the looks of this short stubby little guy and I am totally looking forward to seeing this one in paint. Keep it coming.

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, January 27, 2019 10:51 PM

Nice job on the Buffalo John. looking forward to your painting.

Here is my update for the Blenheim. After fixing the nose mess-up and masking, I black based and added the tan base color. I plan on adding the green tomorrow.

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    January, 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Monday, January 28, 2019 6:52 AM

modelcrazy that Blenheim is looking sharp. Gun turret in the background loooks pretty clean to. That's alotta glass to keep the overspray off of. Really nice.

In the pattern: The pattern is empty. What an oddity. Will decide what to build next after returning from the NATS Pizza

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    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Monday, January 28, 2019 9:20 AM

Wow, Steve. Adding the color to the plane really changes its appearance. The nose looks great. I totally can't tell that it was all those pieces and now it looks like it was molded as one piece for the whole of the AC, well done. Nice work.

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
    February, 2016
  • From: Ice coated north 40 saskatchewan
Posted by German Armour on Monday, January 28, 2019 11:03 AM

Well, I've made progress. Almost done.Big Smile All I need to do is paint some figures, and refine the base.

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

 

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    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, January 28, 2019 1:21 PM

Thank you! I got the green on.

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    February, 2016
  • From: Ice coated north 40 saskatchewan
Posted by German Armour on Monday, January 28, 2019 2:06 PM

modelcrazy

Thank you! I got the green on.

 

Wow. Great job on the Blenheim! The paint job looks excellent!Smile

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

 

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    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 9:11 AM

Steve, that camo looks fantastic. The preshading is just right, but I have to ask. What is up with the black band in the middle? Stripes?

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 Tuesday, January 29, 2019 10:57 AM

Not really sure BK. The instructions have that black wrapping around the middle. I guess the Brits were more concerned about not being seen at night than on the ground in the day.

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    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 1:57 PM

How odd. Maybe they had to change the fuselage insignia and ID numbers and that is how they covered up the old stuff. I don't know, I can't say I've ever seen that before.

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 Tuesday, January 29, 2019 5:02 PM

Neither have I. 

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    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, February 03, 2019 5:39 PM

I'm done with my first build for this GB. Other than the nose issues, the kit went together great! The new Airfix decals are so nice and easy to work with.

Thank you Mongoose.

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    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, February 03, 2019 10:14 PM

Thats Purdy !! Now that you have the decals on the band in the middle just seems to blend in and not stand out. It looks fantastic!! That is a true gem. Well done, Steve. Which pic do you want on 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 Sunday, February 03, 2019 10:39 PM

Thanks BK, how about the first one.

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