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75th Anniversary of 1944 Group Build (World at War)

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Monday, August 05, 2019 7:11 PM
Thank you!

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.“  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by Nuckss on Tuesday, August 06, 2019 2:08 PM

HI Guys,

Well, some months later I have finished the 1/700 Trumpeter HMCS Huron.

I took the advice of EBergerud and added railings and some rigging. I used fine EZ line for rigging but it is still pretty thick.  I added a small proportion of the lines that are visible on the boxart. I used  super glue on a needle applicator and then dipped end of ez line in accelerator. Worked ok but I don't think I'll do another 1/700 scale ship again. Unless it's an aircraft carrier or something. Fun challenge though.

Here are some pics. Notice in one picture it appears as if some rigging has come loose but that is a cat hair on the table I shot the photos!

Notice the cheesy correction on the nameplate. Underneath it says HMS when in fact at this time it was HMCS. The drawing of the nameplate in the instructions has it correct.

 

 

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Posted by EBergerud on Tuesday, August 06, 2019 8:46 PM
Looks a lot better than without rigging - 1/700 scale destroyer is a tough build - they're small ships. I'd say it looks very nice. Eric

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, August 06, 2019 10:00 PM

That is excellent, Nuckss.  Good construction and outstanding paintwork.  Great colors, and a very appealing, attractive work.  

I haven't built a Trumpeter destroyer, but did a Tamiya 1/700 Hammond.  Being so small, they make a big challenge--especially with rigging and PE.  You did a great job with it.

Do you have a preference for the finish-photo on the front page?

  

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Posted by Nuckss on Friday, August 09, 2019 11:14 PM

checkmateking02

Do you have a preference for the finish-photo on the front page?

Hmm. Maybe Ill post another photo that shows  the whole shop including the red ensign on the back

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, August 10, 2019 10:15 AM

That's a good idea, Nuck.  Temporarily, I posted the photo with the name plate, so that folks know what they're looking at.  I'll change the front page when you get a new picture done.  Thanks.

  

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Posted by scottrc on Sunday, August 11, 2019 8:35 AM

A recent update on the Lexington.

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Posted by scottrc on Sunday, August 11, 2019 8:38 AM

Hi Nuckss,

Rigging looks fine.  The whole build is fine.  1/700 scale is quite rewarding.  Speaking from experience about aircraft carriers, they are the most challenging in this scale. Many small caliber guns, multiple radars, and all the details to put on the planes.  

Very rewarding indeed.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 8:53 PM

Excellent work, Scott.  She was one of the shorter hull Essex class?

Love the colors!  Maybe I've asked before, but what paint do you use?

  

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:30 PM

Some more update photos for you guys. The canopy is FINI! Big Smile

 

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.“  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, August 15, 2019 1:05 PM

Making good progress, KJV.  Nice, clean work on the canopy.  Those types of framing can be tricky to accomplish.

  

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Thursday, August 15, 2019 8:39 PM

Thanks, check. The wings/canopy are now on, too; and I even have applied several decals. 

Unfortunately, there was some trouble with the landing gear (the rear landing gear didn’t firmly stay in place and the forward landing gear started falling apart). I pulled them off the plane so I can re-glue them.

I‘ll probably post more photos in the future. Until then! Big Smile

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.“  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, August 16, 2019 8:45 AM

I hope it works out well.  I've often had difficulties with that type of landing gear.  

  

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Posted by scottrc on Friday, August 16, 2019 4:22 PM

checkmateking02

Excellent work, Scott.  She was one of the shorter hull Essex class?

Love the colors!  Maybe I've asked before, but what paint do you use?

 

Yes, the Lex was the first run of short hulls. for paint on this build, I have been using WEM Colorcoats enamels.   

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Friday, August 16, 2019 5:06 PM

Ok! Decaling done for now. The first decal got messed up and then disappeared; but, all the other ones needed have been applied. 

There is, though, more to do even yet.

First photo is clearly not the MOST recent one; the landing gear is still off...Smile

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.“  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, August 17, 2019 9:25 AM

scottrc

 checkmateking02

Excellent work, Scott.  She was one of the shorter hull Essex class?

Love the colors!  Maybe I've asked before, but what paint do you use?

Yes, the Lex was the first run of short hulls. for paint on this build, I have been using WEM Colorcoats enamels.   
 

 
I use Colorcoats too, and like them very much.  I'm using them on USS Iowa now.
 
I noticed that since Sovereign took over from WEM, they seem to have introduced some new colors, an early 1941 and late 1943 5-L, for instance.  The charts over at shipcamouflage.com don't seem to distinguish between them.
 
Since I'm doing Iowa in 1944, I used the '43 light gray.
 
 
 
 
A little of the 5-L is visible above the masking tape.  I also used some poster tack for the hard-to-cover deck fittings while I applied 5-N for the hull camouflage.
 
Then I masked the hull and airbrushed the 20-B deck blue.
 
 
That was a chore, because of all the deck fittings Tamiya molded in.  I used a combination of masking tape and poster tack.
 
The close-ups show the fiddly work.
 
 
 
 
It didn't work too badly, and I expected there'd be a lot of touch-up with a brush.  I think I've got the light gray touched up finally, and will start on touching up the deck blue.  It's been taking a while, since I let the paint dry for a day or more between touch-up coats.
 
 

  

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, August 17, 2019 9:30 AM

Very nice results, KJV.  Invasion stripes are kind of tricky.  You got them down admirably.

Great shade of OD.  Everything looks smooth and neat.  Good work!

  

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Saturday, August 17, 2019 11:10 AM

Thanks, check! I didn’t think one of the stripes decals would fit nicely between the supports under the wing; so, I trimmed all the wing-bound invasion stripes decals.

Congrats on getting through the masking of the Iowa, too! :)

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.“  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by Tal Afar Dave on Saturday, August 17, 2019 5:53 PM

 Hi there, Checkmate, I haven't been in a group build in quite some time and would love to join your build with an Airfix 1/72nd scale Avro Lancaster B.II. I will most likely finish it OOB to include kit decals, unless I find something else to dress it up with. Many thanks, TAD

2019 New Year's Resolution:  Enter 1 group build and COMPLETE a build this year!!

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Posted by Est.1961 on Sunday, August 18, 2019 4:32 PM

Made a start over a couple of weekends on the Finnish Brewster buffalo. Special Hobby include a PE set and a small resin peace for the engine. Instructions can be a bit vague regarding placement, coming together nicely but will have to use a little filler here and there. Overall a nice kit.

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Don't put off procrastinating until tomorrow. 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 3:11 PM

Nice work on the cockpit, est.  Great level of detail.  Good job!

  

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 3:17 PM

Great, Dave.  Glad to have you join the GB.  I've added your Lanc to the build roster.

That's a great choice.  Looks like a pretty thoroughly equipped kit.  I'll be very interested in seeing things come together.  It's been a while since I built a four-engine bomber, and the Lancaster is a good-looking aircraft.

  

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Thursday, August 22, 2019 1:12 PM

Hello again, everybody!Big Smile

So, the gear is now back on (thank goodness for super glue); and I’ve prepared the prop and tail supports.

For the tail supports, I got K&S .025 Music Wire from HL. Some cutting later, I have two pieces (around 2cm each) for the tail supports. I painted them OD.

The prop I had painted Testors Flat Brown in the past; however I have only recently worked more on it. I used Testors Flat Rust to give it ”grain”. I also put clear gloss on it.

Est.1961 - Good engine! Yes

 Welcome Sign Tal Afar Dave!

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.“  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by Est.1961 on Thursday, August 22, 2019 2:56 PM

Thanks Guys, I've traditionally been an oob modeler. Seeing the effort and results of members on this Forum has been an inspiration to try different methods and I did enjoy the PE that comes with this kit.

Joe

Don't put off procrastinating until tomorrow. 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, August 22, 2019 8:45 PM

Good looking effect with the prop, KJV.  Glad to hear the tailskid is working out, too.

Joe:  That is indeed a great look to the engine.  Nicely done, along with the cockpit.

  

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Friday, August 23, 2019 11:46 AM

Est.1961

Thanks Guys, I've traditionally been an oob modeler. Seeing the effort and results of members on this Forum has been an inspiration to try different methods and I did enjoy the PE that comes with this kit.

Joe

 

No problem, Joe! It is good to expand one’s skills! Big Smile 

Thank you, check!

 

 

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.“  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by Nuckss on Friday, August 23, 2019 5:50 PM

scottrc
Speaking from experience about aircraft carriers, they are the most challenging in this scale. Many small caliber guns, multiple radars, and all the details to put on the planes.

 

Good point!

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