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  • Member since
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, February 3, 2020 1:08 PM

Now those are 2 very impressive builds, cheers guys. I will get the front page updted.

I deffinetly need to get me that 110 kit to do a Trop 110. I like that.

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

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Monday, February 3, 2020 8:29 AM

TJ, your 110 is terrific. I'm a big fan of desert camo. Jaxcon is next weekend and I'll be looking for a 110 to put on the shelf. Well done.

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, February 2, 2020 6:53 PM
Great looking Stang

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, February 2, 2020 6:38 PM

Excellent builds guys!!!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/144 Revell Snowberry

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, February 2, 2020 6:22 PM

Two real nice builds, well done!

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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  • From: San Francisco Bay Area
Posted by bufflehead on Sunday, February 2, 2020 6:03 PM

The Bf-110 came out perfect TJ!  Didn't know those served in N. Africa....love the desert colors!

I totally forgot to post pics of the 1/72 P-51 that I finished the first week of Jan. Tongue Tied

I've been travelling the last couple of weeks and was catching up on the forums today when I finally remembered!

So here's the P-51 that I started at the same time as the FW-190:

Didn't use the kit decals.  Used a set from Kits-World....really liked the red/yellow checker pattern on the nose!

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, February 2, 2020 5:26 PM

Ok my final build is finished Bf110E-2 7./ZG26 Libya 1942

 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, February 2, 2020 12:36 PM

Your welcome frank, will look out for it there.

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

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Posted by fotofrank on Sunday, February 2, 2020 11:16 AM

I'm gonna move this up to the Airliners forum. Thanks for everything, Bish...

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 2:18 PM

Its amazing what you can pick up for older kits if you know where to look.

Thunderbird used to be based in the UK, i used to buy sanding sticks from there. But they moved to Canada in 2018.

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Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 1:24 PM

The paint mask for the Ford arrived the other day. I am impressed that someone would make a paint mask for a kit that's almost 60 years old. I painted the inside of all the clear parts black because there is no interior. It never occurred to me that the paint mask would be black too. BTW: The paint mask is made in England.

 

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Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, January 23, 2020 12:57 PM

Thanks, Bish. You know, the last time someone said "nice approach" to me, I was on final in a C-150 with my dad in the right seat. He was a WWII AAC flight instructor. Anyway, I finished the engine nacelles(?). One was assembled with Tamiya Extra Thin Cement. The other with extra thick cyanoacrylate.

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The super glue made the second assembly a little easier, but only a little easier. I'll still have to attach the landing gear struts at some point. Oh well. Ninety years ago, Ford engineers must have been yanking their hair out building this airplane.

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 4:10 PM

Nice approach there frank. I can see that engine would be akward to paint underneath if attached.

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

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Posted by fotofrank on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 2:24 PM

Well, here is the left engine cowling with bracing attached. It's not glued to the wing yet, it's just resting in the holes to keep the braces aligned. Now I know what to expect when I glue the bracing to the right engine.

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Posted by fotofrank on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 1:13 PM

Thanks, Bish. I'm attaching the support braces to the left engine cowling on the Ford. Not an easy task.

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I'm trying to make subassemblies for painting: Fuselage, wing, engines & landing gear, etc. Then, before the wing is attached, do the decals. We'll see if the plan comes together.

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 3:04 PM

I always have the same rule frank. As long as your name is on the list when the GB closes, your more than welcome to keep posting the builds you have entered.

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Posted by fotofrank on Monday, January 20, 2020 8:04 PM

Thanks, Bish. After a year, still figuring out the protocol for these threads.

TJ, I'm liking that Bf 110 in desert camouflage. Very nice.

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Posted by Bish on Monday, January 20, 2020 1:51 PM

Nice work on the 110 TJ. Good to see one in a desert scheme.

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

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Posted by Bish on Monday, January 20, 2020 1:50 PM

fotofrank

Don't ever let an old man near a desktop computer. I just deleted all the images of all the builds and W.I.P.s I had posted to the forums. Damn. I had to create a new folder, so here we go.

The Ford is coming along well. I am attaching the windscreen/canopy and the wing is assembled. There wasn't a lot to attach the canopy to. I had to tape it on and glue it from the inside using Formula 500 Canopy Glue.

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Surprisingly, for a kit that was stamped out in 1968, it needed filler only on the nose in front to the windscreen. The fit is a little better than OK. Assembling the top and the bottom to the fuselage sides required gluing the parts about an inch at a time. The wing just clicked together. I'm working on the leading and trailing edges now. I'll paint the airplane before final assembly. In 1/72 scale the wingspan is almost 13 inches. The instructions are a PDF downloaded from Scalemates and printed from Photoshop. Thanks for tuning in.

Bish, should I keep posting here or move this up to Airliners?

EDIT: I actually found a canopy/window mask for this specific kit! Whoda thought?

 

Sorry frank, i seem to have missed that post. please do feel free to keep posting that here.

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

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, January 20, 2020 10:44 AM

I love it when I get a few hours to myself

 

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Posted by cbaltrin on Monday, January 20, 2020 9:03 AM

Jacknewbill, nice F-14. I remember that kit in the MPC boxing with VF143 markings. Built it as a kid and had much fun flying it around the back yard spashing zeros. It's not a bad kit with a a bit of work, as you've shown.

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  • Italeri F-100D 1/72
  • Revel 1/72 HH-3 Jolly Green Giant
  • Monogram P-47D
  • Monogram F-14A
  • Monogram P-51D
  • Monogram 1/72 F-4J
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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, January 20, 2020 8:20 AM

Still plugging along on my final build

RLM 78 is on

 

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Saturday, January 11, 2020 3:37 PM

Don't ever let an old man near a desktop computer. I just deleted all the images of all the builds and W.I.P.s I had posted to the forums. Damn. I had to create a new folder, so here we go.

The Ford is coming along well. I am attaching the windscreen/canopy and the wing is assembled. There wasn't a lot to attach the canopy to. I had to tape it on and glue it from the inside using Formula 500 Canopy Glue.

 .

Surprisingly, for a kit that was stamped out in 1968, it needed filler only on the nose in front to the windscreen. The fit is a little better than OK. Assembling the top and the bottom to the fuselage sides required gluing the parts about an inch at a time. The wing just clicked together. I'm working on the leading and trailing edges now. I'll paint the airplane before final assembly. In 1/72 scale the wingspan is almost 13 inches. The instructions are a PDF downloaded from Scalemates and printed from Photoshop. Thanks for tuning in.

Bish, should I keep posting here or move this up to Airliners?

EDIT: I actually found a canopy/window mask for this specific kit! Whoda thought?

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Posted by lewbud on Saturday, January 11, 2020 12:02 AM

Thanks guys. The P-Mask set was half the price of the Eduard, won't make that mistake again.

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

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, January 10, 2020 9:32 AM

That 109 has come out nice. I have tried vinyl masks and really don't like them, especially on 109 canopies. I have used Montex. I am deffinetly sticking to Eduard.

Thanks for posting that, will get the front page sorted soon.

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

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, January 10, 2020 9:17 AM

Nice finish with the 109, looks sharp.

I have a vinyl cutter and only use vinyl in it if I'm going to use them immediately, or for larger markings as on R/C airplanes.  The problem I see is that the material seems to shrink after it is cut, and the longer it waits to be used the more it shrinks.  Kabuki paper doesn't do that and it conforms to curves better.  It has just the right amount of stick.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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Posted by lewbud on Friday, January 10, 2020 2:47 AM

Nice job on the Meteor Frank! Here's some pics I took of Kermit Weeks' Tri-Motor back in 2007.

If you go to Fantasy of Flight's website, he has a better sideview. Now, on to my misadventures with plastic.

When we last saw it, the E-4 had been painted and glossed with Mission Models Gloss. I didn't go for a deep gloss finish, just wanted a good, smooth finish. Here she is with all the decals on.

And here she is complete. I lost one of the gun barrels to the carpet monster. I'm also not happy with the P-mask vinyl canopy mask. I will spend the extra bucks in the future and get Eduard's set. The kit decals didn't come with the swastikas, so I stole a couple from ExtraDecals BoB German set.

I'm kind of partial to the third finished pic, but feel free to use whichever one you like best. If I start up the F-86, I'll be sure to post pics.  Thanks for running this build.

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

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, January 9, 2020 2:52 PM

Thats Ford is a nice looking subject, be nice to see what you do with that.

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

On the bench: AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, January 9, 2020 2:51 PM

Thats come out really nice frank, great finish. And its been a pleasure having you along, some great bilds there. I'll update the front page at the weekend.

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

On the bench: AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust

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