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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, May 06, 2019 11:29 AM
Thanks for sharing, EB! :) Anyone have tips for glueing/masking the four-piece canopy? What glue (preferably inexpensive) should I use for it?

     “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 crown r n7 on Monday, May 06, 2019 3:08 PM

neat cub there Eric.

I needed to add two more links to test fit the king tiger's track . Started to priming process more to follow...

Nick.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, May 06, 2019 4:20 PM

Nice-looking Cub, Erich.  The invasion stripes are very well done.

Good job with the tracks, Nick.  They turned out really well, with a nice, natural "droop" to them.

KJV:  I usually use some kind of white glue on clear canopies--like Elmer's or Aleene's.  It has enough tack to hold something as light as the canopies.

For masking, you can see if anyone makes pre-cut after-market masks.  Otherwise, I usually outline the frame with very narrow strips of masking tape, then use liquid mask to fill in the center.  It's tedious and time consuming.

In either case, I would recommend masking the canopy before gluing it in place.  That way you don't have to mess with the whole kit while trying to put the masks on; especially if the canopy is in four pieces.  In those cases, with multi-part canopies, I normally put them on last, after painting the rest of the plane.

Hope you meet with success, however you proceed from here.

  

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Monday, May 06, 2019 9:07 PM

Thank you for all the tips, checkmate! :)

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     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 Tuesday, May 07, 2019 3:09 PM

You're welcome, KJV.  Here's hoping they work!

  

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Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, May 08, 2019 5:10 PM

started painting this heavy track.. I painted the entire tank flat black then sprayed tamiya dark yellow over all,

let dry and start on camo in the a.m.

Nick.

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Wednesday, May 08, 2019 11:02 PM
Nice tank!

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     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 crown r n7 on Thursday, May 09, 2019 9:34 AM

Tanks John.... lol , thank you Im having so fun building this I havent built this particular tank since I was a kid of course the tank was dark gray. I applied field camouflage with tamiya dark green with my paasche talon airbrush.

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Thursday, May 09, 2019 10:51 AM

You’re welcome; you’re doin’ great! By the way, I’ve got a Paasche TG Talon!....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, May 09, 2019 12:44 PM

That's a fierce-looking Tiger, Nice.  Really nice work on the camouflage!  Good job!

I've used a Paasche H airbrush for decades, KJV.  I'm not familiar with the Talon.  I'll have to look it up.  I hope it works well for you.  Paasche is a pretty decent brand, and they've been around for ages.

  

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Thursday, May 09, 2019 5:35 PM

checkmateking02

That's a fierce-looking Tiger, Nice.  Really nice work on the camouflage!  Good job!

I've used a Paasche H airbrush for decades, KJV.  I'm not familiar with the Talon.  I'll have to look it up.  I hope it works well for you.  Paasche is a pretty decent brand, and they've been around for ages.

 

It’s my first airbrush, and I like it. It’s gravity feed and dual-action... :)

     “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 crown r n7 on Thursday, May 09, 2019 6:44 PM

CM and John many thanks I sprayed the tamiya red/brown will start to tidy up camo in a.m. compressure is hot even with water trap its spitting up some water.

Nick.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, May 10, 2019 10:21 AM

That looks fantastic, Nick.  Excellent work with the soft-edge camouflage!  It's beautiful!

KJV:  I looked that type of airbrush.  They are supposed to be really good at spraying very fine lines, something lacking in the Paasche H kind.  

  

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Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, May 10, 2019 5:37 PM

CM thank you I tighten up the camo with my paccsche talon with a fine .o5 needle.

and applied ambush camo (the dots ) over all next clear gloss coat and weathering

Nick.

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Posted by DRUMS01 on Friday, May 10, 2019 6:07 PM

I agree,..... nice tiger Nick! 

I really like the aircraft too, especially the invasion stripes.

Eric's Panther is a jem as well, great winter weathering.

This was one of my favorite GB's. All of your builds ROCK!

I finally completed the diorama portion of the 1/16 kubelwagen. Since it was part  of this GB I hope you don't mind if I share it here (?). Just a couple photos:

If you want, you can update my completed photo with one of these (?).

Your thoughts...

v/r,

Ben

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PROJECTS:

- 1/350 USS Alabama - Staged

- 90mm Greek Hoplite Resin Figure - Done

- 120mm SS Panzer Officer - Done

 

 

 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, May 10, 2019 8:41 PM

Ben that looks stunning!! 

I like the 3rd pic in my opinionYes   

Nick.

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Posted by EBergerud on Friday, May 10, 2019 10:08 PM
I've got a Talon. It's a perfectly good all purpose brush - I use the .5 nozzle. It's easy enough to clean and is very tough - don't have to change needles & nozzles very often and they're cheap when you do. I don't give it high marks for detail work, but most airbrushing is a matter of experience and preference. There are really good modelers out there that use single action brushes and get them to work just fine. I don't think many plastic modelers that need the kind of detail that you see when people spray fabrics or use lacquers on helmets, or use them for graphics. Those gents have a real eye. I don't. Eric

 

A model boat is much cheaper than a real one and won't sink with you in it.

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Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, May 11, 2019 8:04 AM

Eric.  Im glad you like the talon and for your input.

I installed the real heavy tracks , they need some finessing.

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, May 11, 2019 9:03 AM

More great work, Nick!  The Tiger is outstanding!  

That is fabulous, Ben.  And I will be happy to replace the finish photo with one of these.  Do you have a preference?

Thanks for your insights on the airbrush, Eric.  It's always good to gather information.  

  

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Saturday, May 11, 2019 10:19 AM

I wouldn’t mind having an airbrush which sprayed a wider pattern, as well; but the Talon is a good airbrush and has good quality.  Maybe I’ll get better at airbrushing with more practice...

Anyways, good job with the tank, crown! [If only I could paint models just as well...:) ] 

Also, good job with the figures in the Kubelwagen, Drums. I’ll just leave it at I’m not too good with painting figures... 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 crown r n7 on Saturday, May 11, 2019 11:07 AM

Thank you John Ive been airbrushing for along time now its practice lots of boo boo's. In fact I still have my 1st airbrush monogram hell cat I still look at it from time to time I think it was 16 or 17 years old at the time.

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Posted by DRUMS01 on Saturday, May 11, 2019 1:15 PM

No preference, you pick your fav.

Ben

I am a Veteran; to all other Veterans thank you for your service. Retired now and living well

PROJECTS:

- 1/350 USS Alabama - Staged

- 90mm Greek Hoplite Resin Figure - Done

- 120mm SS Panzer Officer - Done

 

 

 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, May 11, 2019 1:50 PM

pieced together and sprayed over all tamiya gloss clear,  some drying time and weathering in A.M. before cooking for the mom's tomorrow

Nick.

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Saturday, May 11, 2019 10:46 PM

crown r n7

Thank you John Ive been airbrushing for along time now its practice lots of boo boo's. In fact I still have my 1st airbrush monogram hell cat I still look at it from time to time I think it was 16 or 17 years old at the time.

 

You’re welcome, crown. I have more practice to do w/ my airbrush...Big Smile 

Boy! You’re near the end of your tank project!....Are you going to make a diorama? 

     “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 Sunday, May 12, 2019 12:20 PM

Looks better and better, Nick!  Outstanding!

Ben:  I've updated the finish-photo.  Thanks for participating in the GB, and making the diorama shot available.  It looks very realistic in the setting.

  

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Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, May 13, 2019 4:03 PM

John Im really rusty on diao's but some day.

CM many thanks started oil washes and figures

Nick.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, May 13, 2019 5:26 PM

Fantastic, Nick.  Did you do the spots with an airbrush?

  

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Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, May 13, 2019 6:24 PM

No I thinned the paint a little thicker then 2% and with the tip of a pointed brush.

Nick.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 7:20 PM

Turned out really well.

  

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Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 10:48 AM

little by little my friend. 

the tools , cables,section of track and the spandau. I used tamiya paints ,oil washes and snj polishing powder.

Nick.

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