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Secret Santa GB 2018 - Nearing the Finish Line!!

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Posted by TheMongoose on Monday, February 4, 2019 11:02 AM

Steve that looks incredible! I’ve enjoyed watching you bring it all together. I’m honored you built this one.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, February 4, 2019 11:34 AM

SInce you did such a great job on the Spruance, I needed to step up.

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 9:18 AM

Well, progress on my Hawkeye is painfully slow due to poor fit, so I've cracked open the 102 and begun painting the cockpit. I don't have anything to show yet, but in the next few days I should posting up some pics and progress. So far, it looks like it will go together with no fuss.

BK

On the bench: AMT '71 Corvette, 1/48 Tamiya Fw-190 D9, 1/48 Otaki Fw-190A8

On Deck: 1/35 Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog, 1/35 Tamiya 1/4 ton Jeep

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/35 Italeri M4E3 Sherman 76MM

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 9:44 AM

What is the scale and Manufacturer BK?

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Posted by German Armour on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 9:51 AM

Well, I'm almost done the StuG, just have to paint the figures. Would anyone have any ideas who to paint these guys? From my limited knowledge S.P. guns wore field grey uniforms? What other camo would they be in?



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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 9:55 AM

Steve, it is the Meng in 1/72. Case XX version. 

BK

On the bench: AMT '71 Corvette, 1/48 Tamiya Fw-190 D9, 1/48 Otaki Fw-190A8

On Deck: 1/35 Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog, 1/35 Tamiya 1/4 ton Jeep

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/35 Italeri M4E3 Sherman 76MM

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

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Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 10:33 AM

Got the pits painted and detailed, will get some pics up as soon as I get them in the fuselage and get that glued up.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 3:31 PM

I don't have the foggiest idea regarding German uniforms but if you pose the question on the armor forum you'll get more info than you"ll need or want.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, February 10, 2019 10:41 PM

Since I finished he Blenheim I returned to the Eurofighter.

The seams are filled and I need to finish touching up the cockpit, mask and install the canopy, install the canards and paint. The paint scheme is the same throughout so it shouldn't be any problem.

Nice looking plane Europe.

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 9:33 AM

Steve, that Eurofighter is a such a sick looking AC. I can't hardly wait to see this one done.

As far as the 102, I've completed the seam work and need to get some shots taken and post them up. I'll try to get to that later today. It's a nice kit and has great detail. It also builds very easily with no fuss at all.

BK

On the bench: AMT '71 Corvette, 1/48 Tamiya Fw-190 D9, 1/48 Otaki Fw-190A8

On Deck: 1/35 Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog, 1/35 Tamiya 1/4 ton Jeep

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/35 Italeri M4E3 Sherman 76MM

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

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Posted by German Armour on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 7:46 PM

BrandonK

Steve, that Eurofighter is a such a sick looking AC. I can't hardly wait to see this one done.

As far as the 102, I've completed the seam work and need to get some shots taken and post them up. I'll try to get to that later today. It's a nice kit and has great detail. It also builds very easily with no fuss at all.

BK

 

Where's the photos? We want photos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Stick out tongue

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Posted by lewbud on Thursday, February 14, 2019 2:12 AM

Steve,

Nice job on the Blenheim! The Eurofighter is looking good as well.

GA,

The Stug is looking good. No clue about the uniforms though.

SD,

Looking forward to watching the M-41 come together.

Haven't started my Tornado yet, to many unfinished Weekend GB builds on the table. 

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

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, February 14, 2019 10:07 AM

Ok, Gents, here's the shots I promised yesterday. I've been pretty busy this week so work has slowed, but this kit practically builds itself. More to come.

BK

On the bench: AMT '71 Corvette, 1/48 Tamiya Fw-190 D9, 1/48 Otaki Fw-190A8

On Deck: 1/35 Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog, 1/35 Tamiya 1/4 ton Jeep

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/35 Italeri M4E3 Sherman 76MM

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

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Posted by lewbud on Friday, February 15, 2019 6:26 PM

Brandon,

Looks like yours went together a lot easier than mine did. Is the IP a decal or pe? I do recomend getting the window mask for this bird, makes life a whole lot easier. Looking good.

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

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, February 15, 2019 7:10 PM

The IP is a the kit decal. I didn't spend too much time on the cockpit as it will be closed and very small so it will be hard to see anyway. 

BK

On the bench: AMT '71 Corvette, 1/48 Tamiya Fw-190 D9, 1/48 Otaki Fw-190A8

On Deck: 1/35 Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog, 1/35 Tamiya 1/4 ton Jeep

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/35 Italeri M4E3 Sherman 76MM

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

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  • From: Ice coated north 40 saskatchewan
Posted by German Armour on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 3:41 PM

Well, here are some photos of what I've done so far.

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Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 4:49 PM

Nice....I've had a couple of 4x4's buried that deep more than once.Crying

BK & MC, those airframes are coming along nicely

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 5:41 PM

Thats really cool, GA. The first thing I thought of when I saw the mud was Laurel and Hardy "Well it's another fine mess  you've gotten us into". I really need to expand my building into dios. You guys make it look so good.

BK

On the bench: AMT '71 Corvette, 1/48 Tamiya Fw-190 D9, 1/48 Otaki Fw-190A8

On Deck: 1/35 Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog, 1/35 Tamiya 1/4 ton Jeep

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/35 Italeri M4E3 Sherman 76MM

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 Tuesday, February 19, 2019 8:43 PM

They'll never get out of that. The Russians are likely to pull in out at the end of the war and rebuild it. Maybe then put it on YouTube.

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Posted by German Armour on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 9:45 PM

modelcrazy

They'll never get out of that. The Russians are likely to pull in out at the end of the war and rebuild it. Maybe then put it on YouTube.

 

That they will :)

I have to add a couple more figures also. Make it a whole stuck in the mud dio.

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Posted by Eagle90 on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 5:39 AM

German Armour

Well, here are some photos of what I've done so far.

 

WOW!  That is awesome!!!  Great build!  

 

 

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Posted by German Armour on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 8:36 AM

Thanks Eagle 90, It was really run making the mud. Also, to get it really muddy looking I used vallejo dark mud splashes and wet effects.

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Posted by Eagle90 on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 9:49 AM
Well the wet effects turned out great!!! Very well done!

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 3:01 PM

Eagle90 that looks like some thick mud! very realistic for sure. How painful was it to bury those tracks?

In the pattern: A 23-Window MicroBus and an F-100 SuperSabre (foiled)!

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Posted by German Armour on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 6:53 PM

TheMongoose

Eagle90 that looks like some thick mud! very realistic for sure. How painful was it to bury those tracks?

 

Well, for me, I cut out trenches where I wanted to sink the model into. Used styphome. Then I used celluclay paint goop mix to cover it.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, February 22, 2019 3:50 PM

Hello everyone.  I've cracked open the Hs 126 A-1 and started to get this build under way!  Going with some nice photoetch enhancements to the front office but this kit really doesn't need them as its quite beautiful OTB.  The only issue thus far is a misaligned fuselage that I'll have to put on the thinking cap to remedy.  Such a beautiful bird.

Chad

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, February 23, 2019 1:52 AM

I think the idea you told me of removing the aligning pins sounds like a good solution.

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Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, February 23, 2019 12:36 PM

Yup, I've had that exact issue before. Sand off the pins and start in that spot with glueing and work your way around a bit at a time and take a few days to get it all done. It will align perfectly and you will be super happy with it. Paul B. does this on all his kits and that man is a modeling God. Good luck.

BK

On the bench: AMT '71 Corvette, 1/48 Tamiya Fw-190 D9, 1/48 Otaki Fw-190A8

On Deck: 1/35 Tamiya M41 Walker Bulldog, 1/35 Tamiya 1/4 ton Jeep

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/35 Italeri M4E3 Sherman 76MM

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

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  • From: Netherlands
Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 11:49 AM

Here is my work on the Bulldog:

I am working on cleaning it up for painting now, will post more pics after priming.

   

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  • From: Ice coated north 40 saskatchewan
Posted by German Armour on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 7:07 PM

Very nice Sailing_Dutchman! Is the detail good on it??

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