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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 12:04 PM

fotofrank

 

 
checkmateking02

Cheers, Bish.  May the Force be with you!

 

 

 

Checkmateking2? Is this Sgt. Saunders? Where's Caje? LittleJohn? Sometimes I'll watch Combat on YouTube while I'm at my hobby bench.

Guinness? The Force is strong with you!

 

Here they are, plus a couple more:  Kirby and Nelson.

Still a good tv show, and has held up well over the years.  Sometimes I pop in a DVD and use it for background while prepping plastic parts.

As for Guinness--

it may be the preferred drink of hobbits.

I limited myself to one last night, else I'd not been able to finish the marathon.

Happy New Year!

  

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Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 11:15 AM

Thanks, Jack. For this kit there just isn't anything in the aftermarket. Too old and not popular enough. I'll make this work one way or another. Thanks for your help.

I've been at this for better than three hours now. Time for a break. Maybe watch a couple episodes of the Doctor Who marathon on BBCAmerica. The DVR is already set to record tonight's New Year's episode. Beware the Dalek...

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Posted by jgeratic on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 10:52 AM

Frank - yeah, I think you will have to rob the props from a second kit.  I had thought that Clipper was 1/72, but now I noticed it's only 1/144 and I'm not at all familiar with aftermarket in that scale.

regards,

Jack

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Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 10:35 AM

I am pretty sure Route62 has another in his mega-stash. That's where I got this one last year. I've already sent him an email about my situation. I will check the Quickboost though. Thanks, Jack.

These forums and its members are the best.

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Posted by jgeratic on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 10:00 AM

Quickboost might have some replacement props for that Boeing Clipper.  Maybe not exact, but for the scale could be an idea.  Later versions  of the Twin Cyclone engine were used on Curtiss SB2C Helldiver, Douglas A-20, Grumman TBF Avenger, and the B-25 Mitchell.  I don't know for certain, so maybe the collective mind knows more?

http://www.quickboost.net/172.htm

regards,

Jack

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Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 9:53 AM

Bish

Ye, that will be fine. Pity there are not any AM sets for it, i checked scalemates but there seems toi be nothing.

 

 I'll just press on regardless. Thanks for checking, Bish.

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 9:38 AM

Ye, that will be fine. Pity there are not any AM sets for it, i checked scalemates but there seems toi be nothing.

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

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Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 9:18 AM

[quote user="Bish"]

Looking forward seeing that pile turn into a nice looking build Frank. Is there no way you can fix the props or are there parts missing.

 

Bish, at least one propeller has severely twisted blades and one is missing a blade that doesn't appear to be in the bag of parts. The copyright date inside the right wing is 1964. A lot can occur in 60+ years I guess. I know the decals are beyond salvation. I can get another kit locally if need be. Is that OK?

I am having a difficult time restraining myself. I have some quiet jazz playing in the background but my head is down and my fingertips are flailing away at this marvelous old kit. So many tiny windows! I have to figure how I'll mask them all when time to paint.

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 8:57 AM

Looking forward seeing that pile turn into a nice looking build Frank. Is there no way you can fix the props or are there parts missing.

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 8:55 AM

Welcome to the group cwalker, nice choice.

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Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 8:22 AM

Out of this pile of debris will emerge a nifty Boeing 314 "What If." I may have to buy a second kit. There seems to be one or two broken propellers.


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Posted by cwalker3 on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 7:07 AM

I'm in with only my second Airfix kit, ever. Their B-25 was my first and has gotten me hooked on this brand.

Anyway, I'll be building this one:

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Cary

 

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 5:45 AM

fotofrank

Bish, this build runs through the entire year, correct?

 

Correct, so you better get your skates on Wink

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Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 5:18 AM

Bish, this build runs through the entire year, correct?

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Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 12:12 AM

I spilled the parts for my DH-125 into a build box on my bench tonight, fondled a few parts.  I swear I'm going to keep this one simple!

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

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Posted by fotofrank on Monday, December 31, 2018 8:50 PM

And so it begins...


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Posted by JOE RIX on Monday, December 31, 2018 7:13 PM

Bish

No Joe, open her up if you so desire.

 

Thanks Bish. It's all good. I'm off to festivities. I'll be posting tomorrow later in the day.

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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Posted by Bish on Monday, December 31, 2018 6:47 PM

No Joe, open her up if you so desire.

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Posted by JOE RIX on Monday, December 31, 2018 6:27 PM

Bish

Happy New year to you all, now get those kits cracked open and begin.

 

Oh bloody hell! I still have to wait 6 1/2 hrs. 

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!

 

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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Posted by Bish on Monday, December 31, 2018 6:09 PM

Happy New year to you all, now get those kits cracked open and begin.

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

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Posted by fotofrank on Monday, December 31, 2018 3:39 PM

checkmateking02

Cheers, Bish.  May the Force be with you!

 

Checkmateking2? Is this Sgt. Saunders? Where's Caje? LittleJohn? Sometimes I'll watch Combat on YouTube while I'm at my hobby bench.

Guinness? The Force is strong with you!

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, December 31, 2018 2:24 PM

Cheers, Bish.  May the Force be with you!

  

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Posted by Bish on Monday, December 31, 2018 2:11 PM

Great pic check, love it. Can't beat a good movie marathon. The eldest step daugter got me season one of the series Vikins for xmas, watched that last week and just picked up season 2, so i am in for some good out raiding and pillaging tonight.

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Posted by Bish on Monday, December 31, 2018 2:08 PM

fotofrank

My father-in-law gave me what is left in a bottle of Glenfiddich 12, maybe two ounces. I'll have a wee dab tonight. An ounce usually puts me to sleep. Then I'll start the build tomorrow morning-ish. Whoever had this Boeing 314 kit before me pulled all of the parts off the sprue so I'll have to match up loose parts with the tattered and yellowed instruction sheet. After I scatter pieces/parts out on the work bench tomorrow, I'll take a picture for y'all. Bish, I hafta say, I'm pretty excited to be involved in my first group build.

 

I used to like a drop of the Glenmorangie now and again, but my favorite tipple was JD with ginger ale.

Sound slike you will have fun with that kit, do the instructions have a parts layout in them. Glad you choose it for your first GB, just make sure you have fun.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, December 31, 2018 1:08 PM

I'm very much looking forward to starting this GB.  I've got aftermarket decals gathered and waiting to get going tomorrow.

But since I've got some Guinness on hand, it won't be very early tomorrow. 

 

Oldest daughter is returning home, and we're planning a "Lord of the Rings" movie marathon.  Over Christmas, we did "The Hobbit."

  

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Posted by fotofrank on Monday, December 31, 2018 11:37 AM

My father-in-law gave me what is left in a bottle of Glenfiddich 12, maybe two ounces. I'll have a wee dab tonight. An ounce usually puts me to sleep. Then I'll start the build tomorrow morning-ish. Whoever had this Boeing 314 kit before me pulled all of the parts off the sprue so I'll have to match up loose parts with the tattered and yellowed instruction sheet. After I scatter pieces/parts out on the work bench tomorrow, I'll take a picture for y'all. Bish, I hafta say, I'm pretty excited to be involved in my first group build.

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Posted by Bish on Monday, December 31, 2018 9:38 AM

JOE RIX

 

 
Bish

And a happy New year to you Joe, and have a great time tonight with the family. I am sure you will deserve a drink or 3 after that shovelling. I take it you have had quite a bit fall over there.

 

 

 

Thanks Bish, will do. Although I have not had a drink in over 10 yrs, I'm happy to be the DD for my wife so she can cut loose. She absolutely deserves it. As for the snow, we are delighted to see it. We suffered one of the driest years on record in Utah last year. Thus, it is a welcome sight. That does not make it any more fun to shovel though.

 

 

 

Make it some soft ones then, you and me both. Be 12 years in March since i had a drink.

Our summer was hot and dry this year, no sign of snow yet thoguh, but i am sure it will come.

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Posted by JOE RIX on Monday, December 31, 2018 9:30 AM

Bish

And a happy New year to you Joe, and have a great time tonight with the family. I am sure you will deserve a drink or 3 after that shovelling. I take it you have had quite a bit fall over there.

 

Thanks Bish, will do. Although I have not had a drink in over 10 yrs, I'm happy to be the DD for my wife so she can cut loose. She absolutely deserves it. As for the snow, we are delighted to see it. We suffered one of the driest years on record in Utah last year. Thus, it is a welcome sight. That does not make it any more fun to shovel though.

 

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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Posted by Bish on Monday, December 31, 2018 8:44 AM

And a happy New year to you Joe, and have a great time tonight with the family. I am sure you will deserve a drink or 3 after that shovelling. I take it you have had quite a bit fall over there.

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

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Posted by JOE RIX on Monday, December 31, 2018 8:39 AM

Well, I won't be getting started at the stroke of midnight. We have a yearly get together with family and friends to ring in the new year. But, I plan on getting some sprue cut upon awakening. Today though, after shoveling snowSuper Angry, I will be clearing the deck for flight operations.

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!!!

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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