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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 5:54 PM

Looks like things are off to a good start.

Frank:  Good progress already.

Mark:  That's a pretty interesting kit.  Not seen one like it, so it'll be fun seeing it go together.

Joe:  Excellent work are you've got.  Attractive kitty, too.  We have fine of them roaming the house and assembly area.  

Chad:  another handsome feline; ours like to steal q-tips and eye-droppers off my work table.

Steve:  nice start on the Blenheim.  I've got one, so watching your build will be educational.

Kensar:  It's a great looking cockpit; nice paintwork.

I installed the horizontal stabilizers on my Spitfire build.  I glue them from the inside, so there'll be a strong bond, and they are less likely to pop off later.

  

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 7:18 PM

That’s a good idea to glue them from the inside. 

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Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 7:28 PM

Yeah, I'm going to try that glue from the inside on my Clipper.

I love this place. I learn so much everytime I'm here.

There's going to be so many great builds.

Kensar, that P-40 cockpit. So nice!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 9:06 PM

Thanks guys.

I assembled the cockpit area but nee to touch the paint some. I also glued the rear fuse to the wings. Tomorrow I'll start assembly of the nose. This might be a good kit to get some masks for.

Check, so far the fit is good.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 9:14 PM

Thanks, guys.  Another bit of info about gluing the stabilizers from the inside:  I use a cheap protractor to line up the vertical with the horizontal, to get the 90 degree angle.  Most times it's worked fine.

Steve:  looks like a very nice kit.

  

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 9:27 PM

I was wondering how you got them level.

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 2:21 AM

MrStecks

I'd like to join in on this GB, with this kit.  Normally I only build things that have wings... so this should be interesting.  Smile

 

Probably won't get started before February, but wanted to get my name on the list.

Cheers,
Mark

 

 

Was hoping we would get somthing like that, thanks Mark and very glad to have that in the build. I believe they did a WW1 military versionm of that kit as well. Will add it to the roster.

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 2:31 AM

Blimey, you guys were busy last night, i guess the New Years eve hangovers have worn off Wink

Some nice work going on, check, nice idea for the stabalizers, i like that.

Joe, while she is there, how about a touch of mottling on the tail Big Smile

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Posted by Svenne Duva on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 10:16 AM

Happy New 2019 everyone!

Some of you are allready out of the blocks, good on you and nice starts all around!

UPS just delivered the Typhoone Bow Down

Will be cutting sprue before midnight Eats

Or should I study the instructions first Propeller

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 10:19 AM

And to you Svenne.

Who needs instructions, just start cutting Big Smile

Looking forward to seeing that.

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Posted by Svenne Duva on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 10:47 AM

Thanks Bish!

I think I will, just as in the "Good old days" Cool

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Posted by Real G on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 12:11 PM

Although I didn't touch the Vampire on New Year's eve or day, here is where I'm at.

The crew are slouching in their seats, so their butts were notched with a razor saw and they were appropriately bent into shape:

https://flic.kr/p/2dnUHqX] [/url]Vampire-05 by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

https://flic.kr/p/2aBktzW] [/url]Vampire-07 by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

Intake vanes need a little thinning:

https://flic.kr/p/2dnUGZr] [/url]Vampire-09 by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

https://flic.kr/p/2aBktJo] [/url]Vampire-10 by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

Paint/markings will be this one:

https://flic.kr/p/Pzgj1T] [/url]Vampire-04 by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 1:38 PM

Closing up the fuselage today. Actually the fit for a kit this old isn't bad at all. Just so you know there 24 of those little tiny windows. Twelve per side. I'm impressed that I didn't lose any to the carpet monster.


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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 3:22 PM

Nice start G, good work on those figures.

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 3:23 PM

Coming along nicely Frank, so how you planning on masking all those windows.

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Posted by fotofrank on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 4:19 PM

Bish

Coming along nicely Frank, so how you planning on masking all those windows.

 

I think I'll get some liquid masker to dab on the windows. Trying to cut Tamiya tape to fit will be just too arduous. Or else I could just paint the airplane then dab the windows whth black paint.

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 4:36 PM

Don't blame you for not tapeing, either of those sound slike a god idea, at that scale i doubt anyone would notice the windows are painted.

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Posted by fotofrank on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 4:38 PM

I'm surprised at how quickly this little kit is coming together.

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Posted by knox on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 4:53 PM

Bish,  I would like to join this group build but I need to wait until I can post pictures again. I was using  postimage and suddenly I could not log in.  Nothing has worked so I’m back to finding a new host.  We’re not a big picture family so it’s just for forum use.  

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Posted by fotofrank on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 5:05 PM

The copyright on this Clipper kit is 1964. If I was building when it was new, I'd be sticking it together with this stuff:

I didn't discover liquid cement until about 1970.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 9:45 PM

Impressive work, G and Frank.

I still keep tube Testors around; it has its uses even in the modern age.

  

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Posted by JOE RIX on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 10:37 PM

There sure is some rather impressive work going on here already.

kensar: Stunning work on the cockpit of the P-40. I just recently picked that kit and I'm interested to watch you build it up.

Checkmate: Thanks. Yup, love having cats around. Sound tip on installing horizontal stabilizers. I'll put that one to use.

Steve: Boy! You are moving right along at a pace I can only dream of. The progress you've made on tha Blenheim is looking really nice. Seems the multi piece fuselage is going together well.

Mark: The Omnibus kit is choice. That will be a lot of fun to watch you build.

Svenne: What can I say? That Typhoon is going to be epic. 

Real G: Nice to see someone doing figures for their aircraft. They look good. Like the extra work to enhance the details on the intakes. They look much better and worth the effort.

Frank: Bravo on the patience to get all the windows in. I'm sure the same perseverence will be required for the masking. I faith in you. Overall the Clipper is coming along nicely. Great work.

Yeah, I keep old tube of Testors on the bench also. Hey, there are just some days when a little extra something is required to cope.Embarrassed

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Posted by lewbud on Thursday, January 3, 2019 1:22 AM

Bish,

I was only kinda sorta joking about the Spitfire Mk.1a over in the Eye in the Sky GB. Put me down for it and the Me-109E4 out of the Dogfight doubles kit. I'm still working up the guts to pull the trigger on Taichiro Yamashita's blueprints and the Draw Decals set for converting my 1/24 P-51D into RB-51, the Red Baron. Can anybody tell me why the DW*K markings have become so popular recently? I think I've seen them on three or four new Spitfire releases from Tamiya and Airfix in various scales.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, January 3, 2019 1:57 AM

knox

Bish,  I would like to join this group build but I need to wait until I can post pictures again. I was using  postimage and suddenly I could not log in.  Nothing has worked so I’m back to finding a new host.  We’re not a big picture family so it’s just for forum use.  

 

Will be glad to have you on board knox. let me know what your building when your ready and will add you to the roster.

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, January 3, 2019 2:03 AM

lewbud

Bish,

I was only kinda sorta joking about the Spitfire Mk.1a over in the Eye in the Sky GB. Put me down for it and the Me-109E4 out of the Dogfight doubles kit. I'm still working up the guts to pull the trigger on Taichiro Yamashita's blueprints and the Draw Decals set for converting my 1/24 P-51D into RB-51, the Red Baron. Can anybody tell me why the DW*K markings have become so popular recently? I think I've seen them on three or four new Spitfire releases from Tamiya and Airfix in various scales.

 

I had not seen that post, you evil man you. But at least you have a 109 to balance it out.

Not sure why those markings are so popular. I know those early war codes do stand out, but there is plenty to choose from. I don't think DW K was flown by anyone really famous, there do seem to be quite a few photos of it though.

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Posted by lewbud on Thursday, January 3, 2019 4:15 AM

Evil man? I try Bish, I try. Not very hard mind you, but I do try.Big Smile  I figured I'd sort of get back in your good graces with the 109. One of the benefits of working a slow overnight shift is that one can answer his own questions at times. I googled DW*K and found out that those codes were used on at least two different aircraft (both shot down) and appeared in the movie Battle of Britain. Kind of answers the question I guess. Since I already have a Tamiya Spit with those markings, I'll be pulling one off the Xtradecals BoB sheet. Scale will be 1/72 as usual.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, January 3, 2019 6:49 AM

That makes sense it being in the BoB movie. I was thinking maybe the more recent Dunkirk movie, but i checked that and it wasn't.

Got you on the roster.

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Thursday, January 3, 2019 3:36 PM

The Mustang, primed and interior coat of Zinc Chromate Green applied:

 

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, January 3, 2019 3:45 PM

Good to see you up and running AA.

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Posted by DasBeav on Thursday, January 3, 2019 4:12 PM

Here's my kit. 1/48 Hurricane Trop. I have 2 projects to finish and should start on it in a few days. Just don't have the skills to juggle more than 2 kits!!!

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