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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, October 5, 2019 1:54 PM

Howdy Bish.  My next submission will be something a bit faster than the Stuka.  I'd like to submit the 1/48 Lightning F.2A.  I've never done anything with metallic finish so it's time I conquer my fear of the unknown and go with the bird represented on the box art.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, October 5, 2019 1:50 PM

Thank you very much! That's my favorite mug of course. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Saturday, October 5, 2019 4:21 AM

Chad,
Superb result with the Stuka great paint job and weathering. And that canopy – real precision there!
And I like your mug in the background of the Prinz Eugen.
Frank,
The Buffalo is coming along well, looking forward to seeing how it goes.
Got another coat of Vallejo Metal Colour Aluminium onto the Vampire – much happier now

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Posted by PFJN on Friday, October 4, 2019 2:33 PM

fotofrank

Update on the Buffalo: It's out on the paint bench right now. I shot it with Model Master gray enamel primer the other day. Then pre-shaded it with Tamiya Flat Black acrylic. This morning I sprayed the underside with Model Master Light Ghost Gray. Later I'll spray the topside with Model Master Medium Blue enamel. The finished airplane will be VMF-221 at Midway, June 1942.

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Hi,

I'm looking forward to seeing how this build turns out.

Pat

1st Group Build

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, October 4, 2019 12:44 PM

Theuns

I shot primer onto the Kate, initially it looked ready for paint but I had to fill the one side of the front fuselage just ehind the cowl as the fit was not very good, hope to get paint on this weekend.

 

Theuns

 

That will look good in a nice metallic finish.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Friday, October 4, 2019 12:13 PM

Mopar Madness

Nice Frank! Glad to see you didn't get carpel tunnel masking that canopy!

 

Thanks, Mopar. Actually, the Devastator was a lot tougher to mask.

OK. On the bench:

Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by Theuns on Friday, October 4, 2019 11:17 AM

I shot primer onto the Kate, initially it looked ready for paint but I had to fill the one side of the front fuselage just ehind the cowl as the fit was not very good, hope to get paint on this weekend.

 

Theuns

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, October 4, 2019 11:16 AM

Nice Frank! Glad to see you didn't get carpel tunnel masking that canopy!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Friday, October 4, 2019 10:55 AM

Update on the Buffalo: It's out on the paint bench right now. I shot it with Model Master gray enamel primer the other day. Then pre-shaded it with Tamiya Flat Black acrylic. This morning I sprayed the underside with Model Master Light Ghost Gray. Later I'll spray the topside with Model Master Medium Blue enamel. The finished airplane will be VMF-221 at Midway, June 1942.

OK. On the bench:

Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, October 4, 2019 7:29 AM

Thank you Very much. Smashing Eagle!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Friday, October 4, 2019 7:04 AM

Great job on the Stuka Chad!!!

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, October 3, 2019 7:19 PM

Thank you everyone, I seriously do appreciate your kind words!!

The Eugen is ready for paint.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, October 3, 2019 6:06 PM

 Chad, your Stuka came out fantastic! That is a beautiful build! You really knocked it out of the park on this one. Great job sir!!!

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, October 3, 2019 3:56 PM

Super, Chad.

John

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, October 3, 2019 2:10 PM

That is really nicely done Chad, love the scheme and how its finished. I like a nice Stuka and thats certainly up there.

Thanks, will get the front page updated as requested.

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

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Posted by jgeratic on Thursday, October 3, 2019 2:08 PM

Hi Chad, that Stuka turned out a treat - nice one! Yes

 

regards,

Jack

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, October 3, 2019 1:54 PM

Hi Bish - I'm going to call this one done.  The second photo will be most appropriate for the front page.  Thank you!

 


Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, October 3, 2019 12:12 AM

fotofrank

  It's going to be a neat little fighter when it's done. Buffalo. Who would name a fighter plane Buffalo?

Some bean counters in New York!Surprise

John

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 9:23 AM

Thanks, lostagain. Yeah, the Buffalo fits in the palm of my hand. It's tiny! Looking forward to seeing your Vampire finished. I came across that kit yesterday while I was on a shopping mission. I shoulda brought it home. Next time.

Edit: Shot the primer on the Buffalo today. Tomorrow I'll do some pre-shadinig.

OK. On the bench:

Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by lostagain on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 8:00 AM

Ernest, the 109 looks like it is coming together really well. The cockpit was nicely detailed for 1/72
Dan, great painting on the P-40 with the preshading, Interesting your heavy dilution for the Tamiya gloss, I will have to give that a shot.
68GT, the Eagle looks super smooth there. I can imagine that going at Mach 2
The Buffalo would be an absolute pain to mask there Frank, must be a tiny kit too.
Theuns, the Kate is falling together nicely, good interior painting.
Chad, some of the seams were pretty wide but pretty easy to fill using PPP
Did put the first coat of aluminium on, not happy so it has been sanded off again, hopefully the next is better. You may be able to see the sink marks that I had to fill in on the top of the elevators just outside the booms. Had that the last time I made this kit too, and on an Airfix Lightning as well.

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Posted by Theuns on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 10:57 AM

Ta Bish, I have thge fuselage sealed up and the tail on already.

 

Will post pix soon

 

Theuns

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 8:44 AM

The 109 is looking really nice. Is that often the case, you lose one bit and find somthing else. Normally i find it when its to late.

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 8:40 AM

Got the Kate added Theuns.

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 8:38 AM

looking good frank.

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 8:33 AM

Ed, nice looking Eagle, despite the canopy issue. Thanks for taking part, front page is updated.

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Posted by 68GT on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 6:36 AM

Not sure Ernest but I'm guessing that some spray (paint or dullcoat) got between the fusalage and the canopy to fog the inside.  I might have dipped the canopy in Future so I might be able to clean things up easly.

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Posted by bufflehead on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 12:18 AM

Nice looking P-40 Dan!  Love the camo!  Is that the 1/48 kit?

68GT - Congrats on the F-15, she's a looker!  What happened to the canopy?

That's a WHOLE lot of masking Frank!  Probably more patience required than I'm willing to give.....need to try some of those canopy masking sets myself!

So that's what the cockpit of a Kate looks like!  Its coming together nicely Theuns!

Well, not much of an update on the little Bf-109E-4.  I was working out of town last week and I did bring the kit along, but sadly not enough tools to do much work.  Finished the major assembly last night:

As mentioned before, fit and finish is pretty good and I love the sharp detail!  Only problems I had was eliminating the fuselage seam and rescribing the panel lines. 

Next I have to clean up the smaller parts and mask off the canopy (Crying before she hits the paint booth. 

Oh, and luck must be on my side because I actually found the tiny, clear gunsight in the carpet while looking for a drill bit that I dropped!!  WooHoo!! Toast

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Posted by Theuns on Monday, September 30, 2019 11:34 PM

Bish I hope its OK , I want to enter this Kate as a quick build.

I got this little airfix Kate 1/72 on saturday afternnon at out IPMS meet.

The detail is exelent for this scale but allot of it will be lost when the fuselage is closed up :-(

The build was started late Sunday morning and by last night I had the fuselage and wing assembly all glued up ready to sand! Goes really fast.

 

 IMG_20190929_085220 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 IMG_20190929_094630 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 IMG_20190929_180142 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 IMG_20190930_063758 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

I anm stil undecided on the colours, the kit shows an all over IJN grey with green mottle and a standard green top grey bottom. I have however seen an early Kate in all over bare metal I really like, I might have to cheat with the colors LOL

 

Theuns

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Monday, September 30, 2019 8:56 PM

The Buffalo is finally headed to paint. A canopy mask isn't made for this Airfix kit so I bought the mask for the Hasegawa kit. The fit isn't exact, I'll have to do some touch up after I paint. I tried to mask the canopy with Tamiya tape but I just couldn't make it happen. It's going to be a neat little fighter when it's done. Buffalo. Who would name a fighter plane Buffalo?

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Posted by 68GT on Monday, September 30, 2019 4:08 PM

Eagle is done.  I might go back and pop the canopy and try to unfog it.

On Ed's bench, ???

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