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80 Years of Airfix GB

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 7:14 PM

Hello friends! I think I’m calling this one done. I think the first photo would be most appropriate for the front page.  Thank you everyone for following along. 

 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 8:52 PM

Wow that’s nice Chad stunning build.

Nick.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 9:22 PM

Thank you Nick!  

Chad

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 9:28 PM

Bish, with the fuselage closed on my Sea King, I’m ready to start assembling the bits and pieces that comprise the floats, gear, etc...  So my next contribution to this fine GB will be the lovely 1/72 Fairey Fulmar Mk I.  The original molds were from Vista and they look to be more like limited run specimens rather than something that would come from a mainstream manufacturer.  Crossing my fingers on this one!  

Chad

God, Family, Models...

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 Thursday, May 16, 2019 6:31 AM

Chad, lovely finish on the 109, that has come out great, really nice job on the camo. Will update the front page at the weekend and add the Fulmer. looks like your out to reduce that Airfix stash you have been building up Wink

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

On the bench: ICM 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/1 Ausf A

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, May 16, 2019 9:25 AM

Thank you!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, May 16, 2019 11:23 AM

Mopar, that came out gorgeous! I thought that I had enough 109s in my stash, but now you have me thinking real hard about getting one of the Airfix Emil kits. Most inspiring work!

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, May 16, 2019 2:44 PM

Thank you so much Stik,  aside from the poor decals it really was a great kit. 

Got the fuselage for the Sea King put together. A few minor fit issues but nothing a little filling and sanding can’t overcome.  The trick now will be to get the fuselage sealed up as quickly as possible to avoid getting sanding dust inside the fuselage. Removing it from those back windows wouldn’t be easy. 

 

 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

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 Friday, May 17, 2019 5:32 AM

Thats coming together nicely Chad. Is this going to be in the Yellow SAR scheme.

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

On the bench: ICM 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/1 Ausf A

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, May 17, 2019 6:51 AM

Possibly. I have a decal set for the Royal Navy 75th anniversary livery which I’m tempted to use.  Both are quite striking!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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Posted by Bish on Friday, May 17, 2019 8:54 AM

Mopar Madness

Possibly. I have a decal set for the Royal Navy 75th anniversary livery which I’m tempted to use.  Both are quite striking!

 

That is a nice scheme. Though judging by the flag and the 75 years, i think Print Scale may have that slightly wrong. That should be the Royal Australian Navy, founded in 1911.

The Royal Navy is a tad older than that.

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

On the bench: ICM 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/1 Ausf A

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, May 17, 2019 2:57 PM

That’s correct. They do mention Australia other places in the instructions. That is a little misleading though.  I don’t have any experience with these decals but hopefully they’ll  lay down better than those mid-2000’s Airfix decals! 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

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 Friday, May 17, 2019 3:30 PM

I have used Print Scale decals and had no issues with them.

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

On the bench: ICM 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/1 Ausf A

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, May 17, 2019 7:41 PM

Bish

I have used Print Scale decals and had no issues with them.

 

Ditto

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, May 18, 2019 6:47 PM

Chad - for a guy with a car-guy handle you sure do stunning aircraft!  That 109 looks fantastic.  I'm planning on doing a SeaKing myself - the 1/48 Hasegwawa kit.  I'll be watching.

So the defiant is coming along.  Having to re-read the instructions a few times to figure out the 'posable/movable' parts around the turret.  I put down the dark earth today, let it set up and I may try my new badger krome and do a freehand cammo or I may stick to the sausage party which has proven to be a solid tight cammo technique.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Sunday, May 19, 2019 5:39 AM

Got the cockpit finished on the P-40B:

 

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, May 19, 2019 1:27 PM

Nice John.  The Defiant was one of those “it looked good on paper” kind of ideas!

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 Sunday, May 19, 2019 1:29 PM

AA, I like that.  Are those decals on the panel and the sidewalls?

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, May 19, 2019 1:46 PM

John, the Defiant is looking nice.

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

On the bench: ICM 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/1 Ausf A

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, May 19, 2019 1:48 PM

AA, nice work on the pit, those instruments have come out well.

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

On the bench: ICM 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/1 Ausf A

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Posted by fotofrank on Sunday, May 19, 2019 2:24 PM

Armor_Aficionado, the cockpit on your P-40B is looking really nice. I had an opportunity to sit in the cockpit of a P-40B a few years ago. P-40 cockpits were made for guys my dad's size: 5'9" and 150 lbs. I'm 6'2" and 200 lbs. My shoulders touched the sides of the edges of the cockpit and I could barely close the canopy. My pants fit looser than that P-40 cockpit!!

OK. On the bench:

Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by fotofrank on Sunday, May 19, 2019 2:31 PM

Ooops...

OK. On the bench:

Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 6:50 AM
Mopar, thanks! The cockpit details are a combination of decals and hand painting. Most of the front panel detail is a decal, and there are a few smaller decals on the sides.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 6:44 PM

Got the fuselage closed up on the Fulmar.  There was almost no detail in the pit so I embellished a little.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 9:38 PM

Good job on the belts Chad, is that an old mold?

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 9:46 PM

Its actually a repop of the older Vista kit.  AZ Model makes a variation too. But, it has nice recessed panel lines and decent fit!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

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 Wednesday, May 22, 2019 2:04 AM

You have spruced that up nicely Chad.

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

On the bench: ICM 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/1 Ausf A

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  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Friday, May 24, 2019 8:24 AM

ready for second color

 

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/72 A5M4 Claude

1/72 AN-2, 1/72 EF-111

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  • From: South west, PA
Posted by Tomcat on Friday, May 24, 2019 10:33 PM

Wow, there sure are some great builds going on in this thread. I doubt mine will live up to the high standards set here. Well, anyway here goes. I decided to tackle the Lunar lander in two pieces. The lower (landing) stage and the uper (ascent) stage. I attempted to replicate the gold Mylar cladding surrounding the lower half of the module. 

I painted the gold first and maked it off, then sprayed the landing legs and braces with MM Metalizer steel...

After the Steel has been sprayed...

And after the touchups a black wash and dry brushing...

Now onto the ascent stage.

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/48 P-39 Airacobra, Monogram 1/48 F-5F Aggressor, AMT Enterprise 1701A (shelf of Doom GB), Lindberg 1/64 He-111

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, May 25, 2019 12:45 AM

That gold Mylar looks so sweet! 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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