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

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, July 20, 2019 6:41 PM

Galatians 2:16

Armor_Aficionado: Just out of curiosity, do you know if there were any Polish aircraft in the war during 1943-1945? Thanks.Snail

 

Only those flying with the RAF and the Communist forces. If you mean Polish built, what they had were mostly destroyed in 1939.

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Posted by Galatians 2:16 on Saturday, July 20, 2019 3:47 PM

Armor_Aficionado: Just out of curiosity, do you know if there were any Polish aircraft in the war during 1943-1945? Thanks.Snail

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Posted by Galatians 2:16 on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 9:34 PM

Good for Poland to not forget.Snail

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Sunday, July 14, 2019 12:56 PM
Actually, no, the Red Army first entered Poland on Sept. 17, 1939. If you remember, our illustrious "allies," the Soviets, first allied themselves with Hitler and in the secret protocol to the Ribbentrop-Molotov pact, agreed that they would invade Poland from the east. I know the Poles have never forgotten this.

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Saturday, July 13, 2019 10:35 PM

Thank you, check. Yes

 

     ”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, July 13, 2019 9:37 AM

Looking good, KJV.  I hadn't thought of using foil for seatbelts.  Nice idea.  I've always used masking tape when I need to.

  

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Friday, July 12, 2019 9:19 PM

So some interior parts went in, and there were no parts for the seatbelts. 

I improvised using tin foil painted tan... 

I also glued together the gear struts.... 

 

     ”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, July 05, 2019 8:52 AM

Ditto

  

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Posted by Galatians 2:16 on Friday, July 05, 2019 12:13 AM

Happy Independence Day, everyone!SnailHappy Birthdayto America!

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, July 02, 2019 2:55 PM

You're welcome.  Hope it works well for you.

  

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Posted by Galatians 2:16 on Monday, July 01, 2019 8:00 PM

Gee that’s great checkmateking! Thanks! Snail

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, June 29, 2019 6:26 PM

Thanks, Galatians.

As for engine detailing, since I stick with 1/72, I don't do any.  But here's a system for painting radial engines.

1.  paint it black; I like to use a very dark gray (like Colorcoats "tyre black")

2.  drybrush with steel

3.  drybrush with rust

4.  drybrush with gray over the center gearbox, or whatever that thing is where the prop comes through

5.  light drybrush with silver

6.  overall black wash, using true black

The procedure originated with a member of the forum called "OWL," who hasn't been around lately.

  

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Posted by Galatians 2:16 on Saturday, June 29, 2019 3:00 PM

checkmateking02

KJV:  that will make a nice base.  Wood grain is very attractive.

Est. 1961:  Looking good.  I like the appearance of those "chunky" little planes like the Wildcat and Buffalo.

Galatians:  the wiring certainly enhances the engine.  Paintwork looks great, too.

 

Thanks. I really can’t wait to get it done. Any suggestions for further detailing my engine? I am interested in applying a wash of some sort to replicate oil. Thanks again.Snail

checkmateking02: Lookin good! 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, June 27, 2019 1:11 PM

Thanks, KJV.  I'm sure it'll fix up OK.

  

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 8:19 PM

Thanks, Check. That is unfortunate about the fuzz!

 

     ”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 Wednesday, June 26, 2019 6:38 PM

After dabbling around since January with some other projects, I got back to USS Iowa for this build.

First thing after working on the hull and decks is an ocean base.  I found a nice tutorial online about making "water" out of aluminum foil.  I shaped a wake out of foil, too, then sprayed it with acrylic primer.

Eventually, I'll get around to painting it with various blues from craft paint.

Here's how the hull fits into it.

Most of the parts are cleaned up and ready for painting.  I store them, according to the assembly steps, in these plastic boxes that lunch meats come in.

Yesterday I started painting the hull, only to find there was a piece of fuzz caught between the hull and the water-line plate.  Now I have to wait till the paint is fully dry before I sand off the flaw and start repainting.

Fortunately, there are enough other parts to keep on painting until I can get back to the hull.

  

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 6:30 PM

KJV:  that will make a nice base.  Wood grain is very attractive.

Est. 1961:  Looking good.  I like the appearance of those "chunky" little planes like the Wildcat and Buffalo.

Galatians:  the wiring certainly enhances the engine.  Paintwork looks great, too.

  

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 4:44 PM
Thank you, Galatians!

 

     ”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 Galatians 2:16 on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 4:41 PM

John 3:16 KJV
Nice! I’ve got a Buffalo kit, too; but I’m not starting it yet. It’s in my “baby stash”..... :)
 

 

KJV, I like that term “baby stash”. 

-Snail

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Posted by Galatians 2:16 on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 4:38 PM
Many thanks for your complement regarding my and KJV’s screen names! It is so nice that there’s still a way to share Christ’s true Gospel. And great to see others doing the same!

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Posted by Galatians 2:16 on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 4:35 PM

No it’s a quite old kit. Got it as gift. Here’s an update on progress. Though, I’m not even finished adding on all these wires. It’s a rather slow job. WinkSnail

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 3:45 PM
Nice! I’ve got a Buffalo kit, too; but I’m not starting it yet. It’s in my “baby stash”..... :)

 

     ”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 Wednesday, June 26, 2019 3:14 PM

John 3:16 KJV
Is it gonna be a Finnish Buffalo?
 

yes the model 239 Buffalo from the continuation war I think it can squeeze into 1944.

Don't put off procrastinating until tomorrow. 

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 12:40 PM
Is it gonna be a Finnish Buffalo?

 

     ”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 Wednesday, June 26, 2019 12:30 PM

Ready to get going on the Brewster Buffallo. 

 

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Don't put off procrastinating until tomorrow. 

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 12:12 PM

:) Display base for Piper-

(I sanded and stained 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 checkmateking02 on Monday, June 24, 2019 7:02 PM

I haven't seen that before--but then, there aren't many local hobby stores left around here to go browsing in.  

I usually assemble multi-piece canopies, in place on the plane, using white glue like Elmers or the thicker craft type stuff; Sobo or Aleenes.  It's strong enough for the purpose, but I don't trust it to hold up against too much pressure.

So I'll be interested to see how the Testors stuff works for you.

  

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Monday, June 24, 2019 6:20 PM

It is milky. Here’s the bottle:

 

 

 

 

     ”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 Monday, June 24, 2019 5:29 PM

I haven't used that, KJV.  Is it a type of "white glue," like Elmers?  

  

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