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  • From: Winter Park, FL
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 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 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 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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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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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 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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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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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 keavdog on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 2:22 AM

Bish never says no Stick out tongue

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 2:16 AM

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

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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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Posted by fotofrank on Sunday, August 11, 2019 1:59 PM

Mopar Madness

Frank, you have a masking adventure ahead of you!

 

Well, it would appear that the adventure in canopy masking is over before it starts. It seem that the canopy mask is for the Valom Devastator kit. The number, size and shape of the canopy panels is different between the two kits. I would say that the Airfix kit is the more accurate of the two kits. So, I may be able to use some of the canopy mask pieces but I'll have to custom cut other panels with Tamiya tape. I guess that's why we're modelers, eh?

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, August 11, 2019 9:09 AM

Interesting! Beer

Chad

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Posted by 68GT on Sunday, August 11, 2019 7:55 AM

Mopar Madness

Ed, the F-15 looks nice but I’m most intrigued by that Milk Stout.  Is it an IPA?

 

 
No IPA, its a stout but a bit on the sweater side.  They also have a nitro version of this carbinated one.  The nitro makes the beers feal creamier.
 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, August 10, 2019 8:00 PM

Piers, I’m looking forward to seeing your Vampire.  I have a couple of those in the stash myself. 

Chad

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, August 10, 2019 7:57 PM

Ed, the F-15 looks nice but I’m most intrigued by that Milk Stout.  Is it an IPA?

Chad

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, August 10, 2019 6:27 PM

Off to a good start Ed.

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, August 10, 2019 6:26 PM

Sorry Chad, in my excitment at the Stuka, i completly missed the Spitfire, wasn't deliberate i promise.

Nicely done, the scheme has come out really well and very nice subtle weathering. Front oage is updated.

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Posted by 68GT on Saturday, August 10, 2019 6:13 PM

Since it looks like I have all the parts I got started on the Eagle the other night.  It looks like a quick build if I dont procrastinate about anything.

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Posted by fotofrank on Saturday, August 10, 2019 6:47 AM

Thanks for the compliments, Piers. I'd like to find that Vampire T.11 kit. The model reminds me of one of my favorite movies The Sound Barrier with Denholm Elliott.

The flight to Egypt:

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, August 10, 2019 4:02 AM

Thanks Piers, hopefully i'll be able to get the paint soon and get that done. Be nice to see that Trup kit one day.

Always a pleaseure having you on board, got your Vampire on the list.

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Posted by lostagain on Saturday, August 10, 2019 3:04 AM

Hi, been watching this from the sidelines and enjoying the builds.
I too was sad to hear of the demise of the S6-B, but sometimes you gotta let them go…
Frank, the devastator pair looks interesting. There is quite a bit in there for the age of the kit. You’re right, PPP is perfect for filling those wingfolds. The canopy looks in great condition – or is that just a trick of the Pledge?
The Mustang has come out really well too Frank
Bish the Belfast is coming along well, Loads of PE there to keep life interesting. I have the Trumpeter 1/350 and white ensign PE, so following yours with interest.
Chad, the Spit has raced along there, done in under a week and it has come together so very well. And then straight onto the Stuka – you are a machine…
And the Bluetits, I remember those kits, there were also Robins and others, great to see one come together.
And since we need to ask Bish’s permission to come aboard, I would like to join in with the Vampire trainer – marked up out as the airplane that fell victim to Australia’s first emergency ejection.
Piers

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Posted by fotofrank on Friday, August 09, 2019 8:08 PM

Mopar Madness

Frank, you have a masking adventure ahead of you!

 

Well, the decals and paint masks arrived earlier today.

We'll see...

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, August 09, 2019 7:33 PM

Lol, what was I thinking! Thanks!

Chad

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Posted by Bish on Friday, August 09, 2019 7:17 PM

Really, you need to ask me permission to build a Stuka.

Done.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, August 09, 2019 6:06 PM

Howdy Bish.  With your permission, I’d like to enter the 1/48 Ju87 R2/B2 to the GB. I’ve been looking for a good excuse to build this one for a while now.

 

Chad

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, August 09, 2019 5:55 PM

 

Hello friends. I am calling this one done. I think the first photo would be most appropriate for the front page. 

Chad

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, August 09, 2019 5:53 PM

Frank, you have a masking adventure ahead of you!

Chad

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