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Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, May 07, 2019 7:23 PM

That’s going to look really nice with a smooth metal finish!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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    December, 2005
  • From: Goteborg / Sverige
Posted by Svenne Duva on Wednesday, May 08, 2019 12:02 PM

Right,

I am sorry - I just could not resist a 50% discount...

Wish I had though :|

Look at that distorted wing to body assembly:

I thought worst case it could be a painting excercise but is it even worth that effort?

sic transit gloria mundi

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    December, 2005
  • From: Goteborg / Sverige
Posted by Svenne Duva on Wednesday, May 08, 2019 12:14 PM

Be right back with the other stuff in line:

1/72 Typhoone - up for stencils (lost the original set)

1/48 Sea Hurricane - up for initial paint work

1/48 Sea Fury - can't get my head arround the colors in the pit...

1/48  P-40 - about to close the main frame (not even Sir Sidney, I am so loosing it...)

1/48 Harrier - live or let die

1/24 Typhoone - still watching the sprues for yet some time...


You guys are doing great - this is great fun thanks to you guys!

Very Best Regards

Svenne

sic transit gloria mundi

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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, May 08, 2019 3:35 PM

Yeah, those old tool Harriers are pretty rough.  Hopefully we’ll get a new tooled 1/48 scale Harrier soon. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

  • Member since
    November, 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Saturday, May 11, 2019 9:03 AM

Man, this is such a great GB!!  Loving the builds!! 

Here are a couple of progress pics of the Nimrod.  It is a nice kit for sure.  The only issue I have had was the mating of the wing assembly to the fuselage.  It was really weird.  One side fit almost perfectly and the other...well, I'm not sure what is going on there.  No matter what I did, it just would not mate up.  There was a huge space that no matter how much plastic I surgically removed, it just would not go down.  I doctored it up and it's better and should look fine after painting and all, but man was that weird.  Anyway, I got the grey under side painted and now need to mask it off for the Hemp on the top.  Nice build all around.

Here's that "gap" I mentioned.

 

 

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, May 11, 2019 9:50 AM

looks good to me.. I saw one of these fly in 1973 at Ontario Place at an air show in Canada boy that was fun.

Nick.

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  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Saturday, May 11, 2019 9:55 AM

crown r n7

looks good to me.. I saw one of these fly in 1973 at Ontario Place at an air show in Canada boy that was fun.

 

Thank you sir!

Now that would have been cool to see.  I was in Desert Shield/Storm and went back to the Middle East 5 times and never got to see a Nimrod.  But I'm partial to anything Desert Storm/Middle East, so I'm going to do it up as the one stationed in Saudi.

Thanks again!

 

 

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, May 11, 2019 10:28 AM

Mopar Madness

Yeah, those old tool Harriers are pretty rough.  Hopefully we’ll get a new tooled 1/48 scale Harrier soon. 

 

Most of the Harrier family has been done in 1/48 new tool kits. Between Hasegawa and Kitty Hawk, nearly all version have been covered. Except for the early AV-8B, than AV-8A & C, and the GR.1 & GR.3. And the Monogram AV-8A & AV-8B kits are the best of the older Harriers. Far better than the Airfix & Tamiya offerings. (What?! Monogram better than Tamiya? Yes, just like the 1/48 F-15 and A-10 too.)

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, May 11, 2019 12:50 PM

Bobby, nice to see you got to grips with that wing. Going to have to be careful with that.I have the Alley cat resin engines so hopefully might not have that issue.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Fw 200C-8

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, May 11, 2019 12:50 PM

Svenne Duva

Right,

I am sorry - I just could not resist a 50% discount...

Wish I had though :|

Look at that distorted wing to body assembly:

I thought worst case it could be a painting excercise but is it even worth that effort?

 

That don't look good. Can it not be sanded down?

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Fw 200C-8

  • Member since
    November, 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Saturday, May 11, 2019 1:06 PM

Bish

Bobby, nice to see you got to grips with that wing. Going to have to be careful with that.I have the Alley cat resin engines so hopefully might not have that issue.

 

You should be fine Bish.  I don't see where the engines come in to play with this at all.  It took a bit of work, but we got it straightened out.  Stick out tongue

 

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, May 11, 2019 1:07 PM

The Nimrod looks nice despite the gap!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, May 11, 2019 1:27 PM

Ready for gloss and decals then it’s on to some dusty Mediterranean weathering. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, May 11, 2019 1:36 PM

Eagle90

 

 
Bish

Bobby, nice to see you got to grips with that wing. Going to have to be careful with that.I have the Alley cat resin engines so hopefully might not have that issue.

 

 

 

You should be fine Bish.  I don't see where the engines come in to play with this at all.  It took a bit of work, but we got it straightened out.  Stick out tongue

 

 

Ok, i am not sure if the resin engine's completly replace the wing edge where it joins to the fuselage, but if the problem is wioth the fuselage, it won't effect it.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Fw 200C-8

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, May 11, 2019 1:36 PM

Chad, grat job on the scheme.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Fw 200C-8

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, May 11, 2019 1:40 PM

Thank you sir.  I’m glad I posted this photo. After seeing it I realized I forgot the white unit stripe at the rear of the fuselage! Glad I caught that before I started weathering.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, May 11, 2019 1:45 PM

Mopar Madness

Thank you sir.  I’m glad I posted this photo. After seeing it I realized I forgot the white unit stripe at the rear of the fuselage! Glad I caught that before I started weathering.

 

Its not a unit strip, its the Med Theartre strip. But well spoted.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Fw 200C-8

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, May 11, 2019 3:10 PM

Thanks Bish.  Did all Mediterranean planes in that theater carry that same white stripe? 

Chad

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At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, May 11, 2019 3:21 PM

Mopar Madness

Thanks Bish.  Did all Mediterranean planes in that theater carry that same white stripe? 

 

Yes, they should have done. And often white tips for the wings on the underside. Its the same for those on the Eastern front but they were yellow.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Fw 200C-8

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  • From: South west, PA
Posted by Tomcat on Sunday, May 12, 2019 9:38 PM

Update on the Lundar Lander...

This kit is more than just the "Eagle" lander and astronauts. It also comes with 4, "experiments" as the kit labels them. 

Seeing as this is my first Airfix kit, I thought I'd start here. The moon surface base and astronauts are WIP, but the expertiments came out ok...

As it turns out, after doing some research, Apollo 11 had experiments with them, here are their images...

I couldn't find any photo of the parabolic dish, so I used some modellers license with it.

The astronauts need some work then onto the lander. I just have to come up with a way to replicate this...

All that gold colored Mylar surrounding the base. MMM I have an idea.

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/48 F-5F Aggressor; AMT Enterprise 1701-A; Monogram 1/48 A6M Zero; Revell 1/72 B-24 Liberator;

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Posted by JacknewbIII on Sunday, May 12, 2019 11:01 PM

The lunar landing is a cool subject and kit. I look forward to seeing how it turns out. I found some time to finish the Tomcat this weekend. I did some additional touch up painting on the decals, painted the AIM's and added one last coat of flat testors. I should have seated the craft a bit more centered on the base but I think it still came out looking pretty cool in takoff mode. Thanks for letting me join in this group build.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, May 13, 2019 3:24 AM

Tomcat, thats coming on really well, and you have some great referance pics. Does the lander come with a seperate base.

I was going to ask how you were going to do the footprints, but i see they have thought of that. Very nice.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

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Posted by Bish on Monday, May 13, 2019 3:38 AM

I do like that jack, nice job on the build and a very nice display. Thanks for taking part, i'll get the front page updated.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Fw 200C-8

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 2:33 PM

Well, here she is: Maggie's Drawers! MPC/Airfix 1/72 scale A-26B. The kit is built straight out of the box. No after market except decals. Not the best build I've ever done but not the worst either. The NMF is Alclad Aluminum. The black stripe on the tail is MM Flat Black enamel. I built the kit to pose in flight so I wouldn't have to put a ton of weight in the nose. Besides the airplane looks a lot slicker in flight. Since there is pretty much no interior, I painted the inside of the clear parts flat black. The model depicts an A-26 of the 671 BS 416 BG, Spring 1945.The stand is from Cult TV man. The decals are Kits World.

You know, as much as I prefer to work in 1/48 scale, everything I've done for this group build has been smaller. The next kit in line is a new tool Airfix P-51D done as Col. Bruce Carr's "Angels' Playmate." Stay tuned.








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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 3:05 PM

I like that frank, come out very nice. Thanks again, front page is updated and you P-51 added.

Jack, also got your F-14 added. Thanks again.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Fw 200C-8

  • Member since
    April, 2019
  • From: South west, PA
Posted by Tomcat on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 4:49 PM

awesome Invader. That one turned out really nice. The Alclad paint gives it a nice finish. Yes

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/48 F-5F Aggressor; AMT Enterprise 1701-A; Monogram 1/48 A6M Zero; Revell 1/72 B-24 Liberator;

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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 6:03 PM

I think the black windows look awesome for that kind of display! 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 7:29 PM

Interior of the Sea King is done, just need to seal up the fuselage. The 109 E-7 is all but done. Just waiting on the landing gear to dry so I can put on the gear doors and wheels. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

  • Member since
    October, 2009
Posted by JacknewbIII on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 11:52 PM

That's a nice clean build on the A26 Frank. 

That interior look great as well mopar. Keep up the good work on that helo.

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 6:14 AM
Looks great Frank. With the inflight pose the black windows look right

 

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