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

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  • Member since
    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, September 5, 2020 9:34 AM

Great NMF, tj.  Quite a colorful aircraft!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, September 5, 2020 5:38 AM

Full color

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 3:32 PM

I always start to worry at this point, that the NMF won't pull off with the tape.  

 

 

 

 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 8:01 AM

Getting ready for color

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, August 16, 2020 12:36 PM

That's a great looking natural appearing NMF, tj.  Nice work getting the shades to harmonize so well.

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, August 16, 2020 7:36 AM

Three shades of metal

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, August 10, 2020 2:42 PM

[quote user="Est.1961"]

Taking this chance to say great work everyone been watching. Hope I'm in again for a while; never know at the moment after logging out. 

 /quote]
 
Good to "see" you again, Est!  I thought they had the log in problem solved?  Hope it won't trouble you any more.

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Co.Kerry, Ireland.
Posted by Est.1961 on Monday, August 10, 2020 10:19 AM

Taking this chance to say great work everyone been watching. Hope I'm in again for a while; never know at the moment after logging out. 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, August 8, 2020 8:49 AM

Very nice, tj.  You packed a lot of detail into the cockpit.  Looks like assembly is going well.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, August 7, 2020 4:44 PM

And I got this far in one day. No interruptions 

 

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, August 7, 2020 1:55 PM

Finally started my Mustang

I'll be doing this in the markings of Daddy's Girl flown by Capt Ray Wetmore 370FS/359FG Green Nose 

Eduard pe used

 

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, July 12, 2020 4:37 PM

Nope, you're not the only one with the problem.  Chrome still isn't working on my home laptop, but it does work on my office computer at work.  Go figure?

At least, I've managed to get your finished build photos posted, working with both MS and Chrome.  

Thanks for being part of the WWII GB's, Mark.  Your're work has been a pleasure to see.  I appreciate your participation, and we'll see you in '45!

 

 

 

 

 

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  • From: South west, PA
Posted by Tomcat on Saturday, July 11, 2020 9:59 PM

checkmateking02

Sorry it took so long getting back to you, Mark.  There seem to be log-in problems with the Forums, and I couldn't sign back in using Chrome.  I got back in using MSN.  

There's currently a thread going on about it at Forum Feedback & Error Reporting.

Now, to the point:  these are fantastic looking planes!  Out in natural light, it's hard to tell that they're models at all!  Wonderful job!

Do you have a preference for the finish-photos?  

 

Whew, I thought I was the only one with this problem. I couldn't login with Chrome either. I logged in with Microsoft edge. However, Microsoft edge would not let me get the pic address to post in my reply, so I had to have both browers running and toggle between Chrome and Edge to first copy the image address then paste it into the photo insertion box. With all those pics It was truly a pain Angry

Any how, as for the favorites, I've narrowed it down for the P47 to either the 7th or last pic. As for the F6, the 3rd, 6th or 8th would work. Sorry I can't narrow it down any further than that. It was a fun build and learned alot about NMF, I'll apply to future builds. Thanks for running this and all the "Wordls at War" builds. See you in '45. Big Smile

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/48 F20 (in Aggressor colors); AMT Romulan Warbird; Monogram 1/48 Me 262

  • Member since
    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, July 11, 2020 9:51 AM

Sorry it took so long getting back to you, Mark.  There seem to be log-in problems with the Forums, and I couldn't sign back in using Chrome.  I got back in using MSN.  

There's currently a thread going on about it at Forum Feedback & Error Reporting.

Now, to the point:  these are fantastic looking planes!  Out in natural light, it's hard to tell that they're models at all!  Wonderful job!

Do you have a preference for the finish-photos?  

 

 

 

 

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    April 2019
  • From: South west, PA
Posted by Tomcat on Thursday, July 9, 2020 12:42 PM

Now the Thunderbolt...

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/48 F20 (in Aggressor colors); AMT Romulan Warbird; Monogram 1/48 Me 262

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  • From: South west, PA
Posted by Tomcat on Thursday, July 9, 2020 11:46 AM

Got outside this morning before the temps hit the mid nineties with corresponding humidity...

Here is the Hellcat all done...

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/48 F20 (in Aggressor colors); AMT Romulan Warbird; Monogram 1/48 Me 262

  • Member since
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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, July 9, 2020 9:47 AM

Nice work, Mark.  Both turned out really well.  Great painting and decaling!

 

 

 

 

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  • From: South west, PA
Posted by Tomcat on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 7:28 PM

Wow, a lot of great armor projects and modelling shown here. I'm really going to have to get back into that. 

Anyway, the decals are on the P47 and waiting for the last of the details to be added then we'll call it done...

Meanwhile here are the undersides of both planes all completed...

First the Hellcat...

and now the Thunderbolt...

Tomorrow, I will take some beauty shots of the two outside in the sun where that Bolt will really gleam. Big Smile

 

 

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/48 F20 (in Aggressor colors); AMT Romulan Warbird; Monogram 1/48 Me 262

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    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 5:51 PM

Thanks, Paul.  Update is in progress for the front page.

Thanks for your participation.  You make great looking dioramas!

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Dayton, Ohio USA
Posted by minitanker on Monday, June 29, 2020 8:27 PM

1, 3, or 8 I suppose. Whichever you think best. You're welcome, thank you. PaulE

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, June 26, 2020 8:45 PM

I wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of all that armor, Paul.

Do you have a preference for the finish-photo?

Thanks for being part of the GB.  Your work is always impressive and dramatic.

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Dayton, Ohio USA
Posted by minitanker on Friday, June 26, 2020 2:07 PM

Thank you. Here are some final pics.

 

 

C&Cs welcomed. PaulE

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, June 25, 2020 4:02 PM

Mark and Paul:  your respective projects continue to look great!  Nice work all around!

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Dayton, Ohio USA
Posted by minitanker on Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:43 PM

More progress. #230 WIP

Comms Track WIP

HQ, Comm, & Trains' elements completed.

C&Cs encouraged. PaulE

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  • From: South west, PA
Posted by Tomcat on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 2:48 PM

Entering the home stretch for the Hellcat: A little weathering and a Satin finish (using a home brew of Acrylics):

The canopy is cleaned up and the underwings stores added. Here is how I add the radio antenna line. It's not elegant but it works for me:

Meanwhile decaling is proceeding apace on the "Bolt":

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/48 F20 (in Aggressor colors); AMT Romulan Warbird; Monogram 1/48 Me 262

  • Member since
    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 6:18 PM

These'll make up a decent size convoy!

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Dayton, Ohio USA
Posted by minitanker on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 2:28 PM

Thank you. Now onto the Wespe elements. Working these in parallel.

#230 security track WIP.

Field telephone exchange track WIP

Working Wespes & FAO PzrIII WIP

Ammo carrier WIP

C&Cs encouraged. PaulE

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    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, June 20, 2020 9:35 AM

Well, done, Paul.  Nicely arranged action scene.  That ground-level view is particularly effective; very realistic!

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: Dayton, Ohio USA
Posted by minitanker on Saturday, June 20, 2020 9:19 AM

Thank you. Here are some progress pics. C&Cs encouraged. PaulE

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