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Posted by fotofrank on Monday, December 23, 2019 8:33 AM

It's been rainy and nasty for the last few days here in Central Florida. I haven't been able to paint. Hopefully, after Christmas the nasty weather will clear out and I can get some painting done.

OK. On the bench: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, December 22, 2019 9:17 PM

Glad to help TJ! Big Smile

Chad

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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 tempestjohnny on Sunday, December 22, 2019 7:54 PM

Mopar Madness

Airfix has a new tool Do17z in BOB livery too.  It looks pretty impressive.

 

 

well that just made the...buy it and hide from the wife list

 

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Posted by lewbud on Sunday, December 22, 2019 6:07 PM

Jack,

Welcome back! Thanks for the heads up on the Ju-88A-1. I definitely will be getting one. 

Chad,

Thanks for the reminder on the Do-217Z. I had a chance to buy it and the He-111P-2 when they came out, just never did.

Bish,

I'll most likely stick with the Airfix as they seem to be less expensive on the used market.

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

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Posted by jgeratic on Saturday, December 21, 2019 10:33 AM

Bish

Sounds interesting Jack. And if your still up for it, i have the British Army GB up and running all ready for the start of the year.

 

 

Thanks Bish.  Have subscribed to that thread, and will post a possible entry in the new year.

 

regards,

Jack

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, December 21, 2019 10:08 AM

Sounds interesting Jack. And if your still up for it, i have the British Army GB up and running all ready for the start of the year.

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

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, December 21, 2019 10:05 AM

Mopar Madness

Well, howdy Jack! That is welcome news indeed! I'll add that to the "must have" list for 2020.  Just under the new Airfix Vulcan! 

 

Its looking to be an expensive year ahead.

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Posted by jgeratic on Saturday, December 21, 2019 10:01 AM

Thanks guys, and yeah I have been awol from both the forum and the modeling bench. 

Any time devoted to the hobby has been towards doing art work for a current and possible future builds.  Thing is the company that will print it up -DrawDecal, told me they would only print a full sheet (or at least charge for a full 8x10"), so have been busy researching to fill up said sheet.

 

regards,

Jack

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, December 21, 2019 9:51 AM

lewbud

Thanks for the heads up on the He-111 Bish, I was going off the Xtradecals German Battle of Britain set and they provide markings for a H-3. I just checked evilbay and it looks like I'm going to have to save up because both the Airfix and Hasegawa options seem to be spendy at the moment.

 

Unless you want a version that only hasegawa does, i would certainly recomend the Airfix kit, even with the slight fit issues. I have a Hase P-2 but i will be getting another Airfix one to do the P-2. And i don't think it would take much to bring it up to an H-2 or 3 standard.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, December 21, 2019 9:46 AM

Well, howdy Jack! That is welcome news indeed! I'll add that to the "must have" list for 2020.  Just under the new Airfix Vulcan! 

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 Bish on Saturday, December 21, 2019 9:43 AM

jgeratic

Revell has announced for next March a 72nd Ju88A-1:

http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/FirstLook/Hersteller_News/Revell_News_2020_I.html

 

regards,

Jack

 

About bloody time Big Smile. After getting the A-4 and seeing how they had made it so it would be easy to swap out a sprue to make a different variant, i had been hoping for an A-1. I guess the company going up for sale slowed everything down. Thats me adding another 88 to the stash just when i am trying to wittle them down. Cheers jack.

And good to see you back, haven't seen you on here for a while.

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

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Posted by jgeratic on Saturday, December 21, 2019 9:38 AM

Revell has announced for next March a 72nd Ju88A-1:

http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/FirstLook/Hersteller_News/Revell_News_2020_I.html

 

regards,

Jack

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, December 21, 2019 9:30 AM

Airfix has a new tool Do17z in BOB livery too.  It looks pretty impressive.

 

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 lewbud on Saturday, December 21, 2019 9:13 AM

Thanks for the heads up on the He-111 Bish, I was going off the Xtradecals German Battle of Britain set and they provide markings for a H-3. I just checked evilbay and it looks like I'm going to have to save up because both the Airfix and Hasegawa options seem to be spendy at the moment.

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

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, December 21, 2019 3:08 AM

Sorted that lewbud.

The 88A-1 is sadly missing from any companies line up in 72nd. But other than that, Airfix have indeed covered just about anything British and German from the BoB. Not sure about an He 111H-2 but they do have the P-2.

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Posted by lewbud on Saturday, December 21, 2019 2:08 AM

Thanks Bish. You can take the Spit from the Dogfight Double off the front page as I have no idea where it is. I thought it might be hanging out with the 110 I started for the 75th BoB Anniversary build, but I found the Zero from the Pearl Harbor Dogfight Double instead.

Chad, 

Such oddities do occur from time to time. It started out as an idea to build one of each type of aircraft used in the Battle of Britain.  If memory serves, Airfix has covered each of the major types of aircraft on both sides with their new tools. I bought two of the 110's because the decals included a BoB aircraft and one with a shark's mouth option (I'm a sucker for a plane with a shark's mouth). I just need to source a Ju-87B-1, a Ju-88A-1, a He-111H-2, and a Do-17Z-1 to cover the Germans. I know Airfix ha done all but the Ju-88A-1 recently. The Italians contributed some Fiat CR.42s, G.50s, BR.20s, and some Macchi MC. 200s and I'll have to source them from other manufacturers.  I'll throw this out now unless someone beats me to it, I'll do an 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain build starting in the summer next year. Airfix has covered the British side as well with new tools except for the Lysander and maybe the Beaufighter Mk.I.  Made a late night check of the paint locker and found the remnants of paint leftover from the BoB GB from 2015. I should have enough Model Master paint to finish the 109 and possibly the 110.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, December 20, 2019 7:50 PM

Buddy I had to do a double take when I saw a Luftwaffe fighter on your workbench!

Chad

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On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

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Posted by Bish on Friday, December 20, 2019 7:22 PM

Thanks lewbud.

I rather like that early war 109 scheme with the 02. I did it on an E-3 a couple of years back and i like the contrast between the light and dark greens. Lok forward to seeing more of yours.

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Posted by Bish on Friday, December 20, 2019 7:19 PM

Mopar Madness

I was moving along at a pretty good pace until the tape monster struck!  Had to re-sand and repaint this particular area. Hopefully I'll have this one wrapped up this weekend.

 

Wasn't able to see those pics earlier Chad. I am sure you will have that pached up no problem. Look forward to the final pics.

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Posted by lewbud on Friday, December 20, 2019 6:33 PM

Bish,

The Belfast is shipshape and Bristol fashion.

Frank, 

The Meteor is looking good. I've had other models use Gunship Gray for Extra Dark Sea Gray. It's close, if not a little on the dark side.

Ernest, 

The Emil and Mustang are looking good. My Emil will have the RLM 02/71/65 paintscheme and I was kind of worried about it at first. Seeing yours in that scheme put my mind at ease.

Chad,

That sucks about the paint lifting. I know you'll fix it to where it won't be noticeable.

Now for my adventures with Airfix plastic.

Here's where I picked up construction last night. I started this four+ years ago for the 75th Battle of Britain GB. At some point during her travels through time, the cockpit got lost so she'll look like a gate guard with the canopy painted black.

Here's where she was last night before I went to bed.

I wasn't familiar with paint scheme of RLM 02/71/65 as my only other Luftwaffe builds were RLM 70/71/65. I found out that Model Master has discontinued their International line of enamel paints so I'm trying Mission Models paints on this bird. Not real happy with canopy mask by P-Mask. It's a vinyl mask which is great on flat surfaces, but won't stay down on the curved surface of the rear canopy. May have to do some cleanup on those windows after everything is painted. We'll see. Hopefully I can shoot some RLM 65 when I get home tonight.

 

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Posted by Bish on Friday, December 20, 2019 4:29 AM

bufflehead

 

 
Bish

Thanks Ernest. Yes she is, a Town Class Light Cruiser. She is now officially known as HMS Belfast (1938) so as not to get confused with the 3rd Type 26 Frigate which will also be named Belfast.

 

 

Very nice Bish!  Going back and looking at your pics again I must say I really like the camo job and the wood decks you did!  Adding the photo of the real Belfast is a huge plus!  Thanks for the ship build on this GB!

 

Thanks Ernest.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, December 19, 2019 11:02 PM

Tamiya tape. The problem is it ripped up the paint and the primer. On the rare occasion this does happen it's usually just the paint that comes up and not the primer.  I think it was a self-inflicted problem though. I didn't wash the sprues in warm soapy water before I started the kit. 

Chad

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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 Thursday, December 19, 2019 10:09 PM

What kind of tape, Chad?

John

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

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, December 19, 2019 7:58 PM

I was moving along at a pretty good pace until the tape monster struck!  Had to re-sand and repaint this particular area. Hopefully I'll have this one wrapped up this weekend.

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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  • From: San Francisco Bay Area
Posted by bufflehead on Thursday, December 19, 2019 12:43 PM

Looking good Frank!  Gray might be too dark, might not....depends on lighting.  The bright lights of my paint booth and photo area makes all my paint jobs look much lighter than under normal lighting.

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Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, December 19, 2019 11:46 AM

Meteor Update: Just now sprayed the grey camo on the upper surface. Used Testors Gunship Grey. Might be too dark but I wanted to make sure there was enough contrast between the upper and lower greys. We'll see when the green goes on.

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Posted by Real G on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 12:41 PM

Terrific work all round guys!

I got some pre-painting flat black into the cockpit and intake tunnel the other night.

Gotta hurry!  Stick out tongue

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, December 16, 2019 1:05 PM

Looks great Frank!

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 bufflehead on Monday, December 16, 2019 12:16 PM

The Meteor is looking good Frank!  Can't wait to see it with camo on!

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Posted by bufflehead on Monday, December 16, 2019 12:13 PM

Bish

Thanks Ernest. Yes she is, a Town Class Light Cruiser. She is now officially known as HMS Belfast (1938) so as not to get confused with the 3rd Type 26 Frigate which will also be named Belfast.

Very nice Bish!  Going back and looking at your pics again I must say I really like the camo job and the wood decks you did!  Adding the photo of the real Belfast is a huge plus!  Thanks for the ship build on this GB!

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