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80 Years of Airfix GB

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  • Member since
    January, 2011
  • From: Commonwealth of Virginia
Posted by Tal Afar Dave on Monday, August 12, 2019 1:26 PM

Hello Bish,

I have had a life long love and respect for the Airfix line, and grew up building them and their MPC versions here in the States.  If it isnt too late, could I join in with the Lancaster B. II?  Many thanks!

2019 New Year's Resolution:  Enter 1 group build and COMPLETE a build this year!!

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 2:16 AM

You sure can, i'll get you on the roster Dave.

''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: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 2:22 AM

Bish never says no Stick out tongue

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 6:42 AM

keavdog

Bish never says no Stick out tongue

 

Well, i wouldn't quite go that far, there are limits Wink

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 5:10 PM

Bish, I believe there’s been a lack of armor in this GB so I’d like to rectify that. I was eyeing my stash last night while the Stuka cockpit and Bluetits dry and found this fine kit waiting to be built. The 1/32 Crusader Mk.III.  It actually has some really fine detail considering it was first tooled in 1975. I’m pretty impressed. But, like any vintage Airfix kit, there’s an army of loose parts floating around the bag! Sad

Chad

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 7:07 AM

Your right there Cjhad, there has been. Will add that to the roster as well, will try and update it tonight.

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:22 PM

I had access to a friend's mega-mega stash this morning and it was sensory overload. These kits are less than half of what I came away with this morning. Yikes! I'm still finishing up the Devastator. I really don't know what I'll pick up next.


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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 7:20 PM

Frank, my vote is for the Buffalo!  I loved how those MPC kits came with ground crews. 

Chad

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, August 15, 2019 9:57 AM

The Devastator and its associated bits are primed with MM gray enamel primer. After the primer cures for a few days I'll shoot the camouflage colors. Mopar, I'm thinking about that Buffalo...




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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, August 16, 2019 2:07 AM

Front page updated.

frank, thats coming on nice. Just let me know once you decide and i'll add it to the front. Nice little collection there.

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Posted by fotofrank on Friday, August 16, 2019 8:59 AM

Will do, Bish. I'm really having fun building these 1/72 scale Airfix kits. And they don't take up too much room on the shelf...

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Posted by fotofrank on Friday, August 16, 2019 8:27 PM

Sorry, Mopar, I opted for the P-39 instead of the Buffalo. Hopefully, when it's done and on the shelf, the airplane will depict a Soviet tank-buster!

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Posted by 68GT on Sunday, August 18, 2019 8:57 AM

Got some assembly done and more putty, putty, putty.

On Ed's bench, ???

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, August 18, 2019 5:51 PM

Interior done and fuselage sealed up.  So far so good.

Chad

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At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, August 18, 2019 9:14 PM

Frank - As far as masking goes, tue Airacobra is the way to go! 

 

Ed - That Eagle takes a bit of putty!

Chad

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Posted by Bish on Monday, August 19, 2019 4:28 AM

Nice subject choice frank, got you updated.

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Posted by Bish on Monday, August 19, 2019 4:29 AM

A lof of filling there Ed, but good to see it coming on.

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Posted by Bish on Monday, August 19, 2019 4:29 AM

Lovely work on that Stuka pit Chad, coming on very nicely.

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Monday, August 19, 2019 8:37 AM

Bish

Nice subject choice frank, got you updated.

 

Thanks, Bish. I was going to build a Soviet tank buster but after some research I found out that the Soviets really used the P-39 as a low to medium altitude air-to-air fighter! Many Soviet pilots became aces flying the P-39. So I shifted gears. Instead the P-39 will be depicted as a 332 FG P-39, a Red Tail. Those pilots have always been heroes of mine.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 4:41 PM

I used a Proxxon tool to replace feather detail lost in construction.  Next I’ll lay down basecoats and begin “weathering”.

Chad

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, August 22, 2019 3:42 AM

fotofrank

 

 
Bish

Nice subject choice frank, got you updated.

 

 

 

Thanks, Bish. I was going to build a Soviet tank buster but after some research I found out that the Soviets really used the P-39 as a low to medium altitude air-to-air fighter! Many Soviet pilots became aces flying the P-39. So I shifted gears. Instead the P-39 will be depicted as a 332 FG P-39, a Red Tail. Those pilots have always been heroes of mine.

 

I had not realised they flew the P-39 frank, will be nice to see.

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, August 22, 2019 3:44 AM

Thats very nice work there Chad, can't see any sign of the seam and you have done a great job replaceing the lost detail.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, August 25, 2019 12:30 PM

Base color is laid down.  Time for “weathering”.

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 Sunday, August 25, 2019 1:37 PM

Thats very impressive Chad.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, August 25, 2019 5:27 PM

At long last, the Bluetits are complete.  Here they sit astride a young silver birch in early spring.  They have already caught my cats attention so I assume they look OK! This was a fun kit and will not be my last of the wildlife series. The eyes were made with resin.  Please use the first picture for the front page. Thank you all for following! 

 

Chad

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Sunday, August 25, 2019 6:40 PM

Mopar Madness, that’s some nice little ti..  I mean Bluetits!  What a refreshing change of subject! Yes  

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, August 25, 2019 6:56 PM

Chad, awesome job on those. Those came out stunning, i beter not let our youngest cat see those, she will be diving for the screen. I think Bluetits are about the only bird she hasn't brought in.

Front page is updated, thank you for shareing those, deffinetly something different.

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

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    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, August 25, 2019 7:32 PM

Chad, you really did nice work there. I agree with G, the totally different subject caught my attention too.

Colorful little rascals, too. I admired your paint job for quite a while before replying, BTW.

Yes

-Greg

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Monday, August 26, 2019 12:07 AM

Chad, you did a great work with those birds.   Hell of a job of cleaning them up, and lovely colours too.  Yes

 

regards,

Jack

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, August 26, 2019 6:19 AM

Thanks guys. I really appreciate the kind words! Beer

Chad

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