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80 Years of Airfix GB

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  • Member since
    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Monday, December 16, 2019 11:56 AM

Meteor Update: Shot the grey underside camo on the Meteor this morning. Model Master Light Ghost Grey enamel. I'll let the paint cure for a day or two then begin shooting the topside camo.

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

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    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, December 16, 2019 9:18 AM

Agreed. I would never have noticed any errors in the paint. The post shading looks great!

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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    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Monday, December 16, 2019 9:02 AM

Bufflehead, your 109 is looking really nice! The pre-shading is nice and subtle. Very nice.

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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, December 16, 2019 7:16 AM

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.

Those are looking very nice, great job on the 109 camo, would not have noticed the error if you had not mentioned it.

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

On the bench: Academy 1/35th Warrior FV511

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    July 2006
  • From: San Francisco Bay Area
Posted by bufflehead on Monday, December 16, 2019 12:21 AM

Catching up again and I see theres more great work to be had here! 

tempestjohnny - I'm seeing RED!  That's a sweet little Gnat, so bold and colorful!  Looking forward to the Bf-110!

Real G - the Vampire is coming along nicely.  I like how the two pilots are sitting in the cockpit...looks like very tight quarters for those gents!

Mopar - sorry to hear that the Gnat took a deep dive into the waste bin!  On the bright side - There's always another kit!

jeaton01 - its very cool that Airfix has that kit!  Definitely helps with getting a dio to look right!  All the vehicles and aircraft you completed look great!

Bish - Super looking vessel!  Is the Belfast a cruiser?

fotofrank - Nice work on the Meteor and pilot! 

theuns - man that is some detailed paint work on the Kate.  Looking very sweeeeet!

DantheMan - Oh, that Heinkel is looking very nice!  Great job on the splinter camo

Here's an update on my Airfix builds.  Had to set them aside to complete Lewbud's Weekend Madness GB.  With that over I can get back to the Airfix trio and focus on them for the next couple of weeks.

The BF-109E has the most progress.  As usual the antenna took a hit and I lost the pitot tube.  Ah well....Black Eye.  Paint is all Vallejo Model Air  - some mixing to get the right colors.  Goofed up and painted the dark green pattern inversely at the right wing tip.  Also painted the white stripe on the wingtips too thin...should be almost twice as wide.  Not sure if I will correct them...the masking/painting came out so nice!Whistling

The P-51D has Alclad II Aluminum sprayed on.  That's it...

The FW-190A is practically covered in masking so no pic.  Just need to add the GrauGrun RLM 74 color for the camo.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, December 15, 2019 3:25 PM

Dan, sweet splinter camouflage!

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

  • Member since
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 15, 2019 1:47 PM

Thanks Dan. I am looking forward to doing some larger ship kits very soon.

Nice work on the 111, looking good.

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

On the bench: Academy 1/35th Warrior FV511

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 15, 2019 1:46 PM

You haven't let anyone down Greg, you have al the time you neded to wrap that up. I hope you will post more pics as it comes along.

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

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    February 2006
  • From: Cincinnati Ohio
Posted by DantheMan85 on Sunday, December 15, 2019 11:20 AM

 

Thanks Bish, Nice job on the Belfast. One of these days I need to get around a build a ship model.

 

Thanks Mopar Madness

 

Jeaton01: Great job on the USAAF bomber supply set, been thinking about pick one of those up.

 

Real G: Lookin' good.

 

Fotofrank: The Meteor is coming along great. I like the two toned paint scheme.

 

Theuns: I really like the bare metal with the flat red paint scheme.

 

Johnny: Looking forward to your Bf110E.

I'm making good progress on the Heinkel, after putting a base coat of Tamiya XF-19 Sky Grey I pre-shaded with Tamiya X-1 Black.   Then used Tamiya XF-1 Flat Black(bottom), Tamiya XF-2 Flat White(fuseulage band), Model Master Enamel RLM 70 & 71(top splinter camo.)  Next up is paint touch ups, then final assemby of add on parts, then a coat of Tamiya X-22 Clear and decals. Stick out tongue

 IMG_9899 by Daniel Smith, on Flickr

 IMG_9898 by Daniel Smith, on Flickr

 IMG_9897 by Daniel Smith, on Flickr

 

On my Work Bench: Italeri 1/72 B-52G, Revell 1/72 B-52.

Up Coming: ?

           

 

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, December 13, 2019 10:06 AM

Bish
Thanks frank, and this is a good point to remind everyone we have 3 weeks left on the GB.

And a good time for me to post my excuses.

I'm sorry to be the guy who joined and didn't finish. Dunce I thought I'd post proof of a (not very good) try:

I got stuck on the fiddly bits on the front steering/suspension. Every time I sat down at the bench, nothing happened. Then my building season ended.

Next season, I think I am going to do something I've not done in years, shelf this for a while and start something else. I'm not sure if it's because it's an old kit or just I don't remember how to build a car undercarriage. Surprise

You run a great GB, Bish. Sorry to have let you down.

-Greg

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    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, December 12, 2019 3:15 PM

The forecast is for sunny and warm Sunday. I hope so. I'd like to get out on the patio and put some color on the Meteor.

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    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 2:36 PM

It's cold and rainy today or I'd be out on the patio/paint bench doing the camouflage on the Meteor. Maybe this weekend.

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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 1:54 PM

Thanks frank, and this is a good point to remind everyone we have 3 weeks left on the GB. But, remember, as long as your names down on the list, please feel free to keep posting those progress pics.

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

On the bench: Academy 1/35th Warrior FV511

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 8:45 AM

Thread needs a bump...

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, December 8, 2019 6:34 PM
Yes Frank this one is a new tool. I also have a C. The Eduard kits have better detail but are more expensive

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 8, 2019 1:25 PM

frank, Airfix do have a couple of new tooled 110's and there is also the range of Eduard kits.

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

On the bench: Academy 1/35th Warrior FV511

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    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Sunday, December 8, 2019 1:13 PM

tempestjohnny

Started my Bf110E. Simple interior but I dont think much will be seen since only option is a closed canopy. Added some foil belts and that's it

 

 Is the Me-110 a new tool kit? I've been thinking about doing a 110 but the only one that comes to mind is the old 1/72 Monogram kit.

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 8, 2019 9:57 AM

Coming together wel TJ. I really must get a 110 on the bench soon.

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

On the bench: Academy 1/35th Warrior FV511

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 8, 2019 9:56 AM

Svenne, thats a nasty spot to have that. But i am sure it won't be noticed one in.

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

On the bench: Academy 1/35th Warrior FV511

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 8, 2019 9:55 AM

Good to see the primer on frank, coming together well.

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

On the bench: Academy 1/35th Warrior FV511

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, December 8, 2019 9:22 AM

Started my Bf110E. Simple interior but I dont think much will be seen since only option is a closed canopy. Added some foil belts and that's it

 

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    December 2005
  • From: Goteborg / Sverige
Posted by Svenne Duva on Saturday, December 7, 2019 7:25 AM

Started up the next Hurricane 1/48.
I really like this kit, it is possible to build 3 versions of the MK1, including the Sea Hurricane, all with the 8 gun wing.

One anyoing thing thought, there is an awful ejector pinmark in the instrumnet panel on the portside of the cockpit cage:

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I am going to ignore it if I can not fill it with Mr. Surfacer.

Nice work on that Meteor FF, have the 1/48 coming up next.

Keepup the good work folks and enjoy your weekend!

sic transit gloria mundi

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    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Friday, December 6, 2019 12:27 PM

Thanks, Bish.

Well, I shot the primer this morning. Model Master Enamel Primer. Laid down real nice. I'll let the primer cure for a couple of days before I begin to shoot the camouflage colors. I did spot a couple of gaps I forgot to fill where the wing meets the fuselage. I'll take care of that in a couple of days. This airplane is going to look so good when it's done!

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, December 6, 2019 7:32 AM

Thats good to hear frank.

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

On the bench: Academy 1/35th Warrior FV511

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    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Friday, December 6, 2019 7:19 AM

Well, I found some decals for the Meteor. Won't exactly be 616 Squadron but they will "look" authentic. Now I can press on with painting.

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, December 5, 2019 2:38 PM

Theuns, thats looking very nice, great work.

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

On the bench: Academy 1/35th Warrior FV511

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, December 5, 2019 5:09 AM

fotofrank

Sorry, Mopar, but the WB-29 is sitting on the shelf of doom. I built that Airfix B-29 kit maybe forty years ago and it was a nightmare even then. I thought I had developed skills enough to overcome the kit's shortcomings, but no. That sow's ear thing. If I ever do build a WB-29 Hurricane Hunter I'll probably use the Academy kit. Blasphemy, I know. Sorry to disappoint.

I'll be ordering the decals for the Meteor from a shop in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada tomorrow. I'm also getting a decal set for some P-40s, including one for Robert Lee Scott's P-40E from the same shop.

Today, I attached and masked the canopy. Pretty much ready for paint now. If it warms up enough out on the patio tomorrow, I'll shoot the primer.

 

Yea it's even in the high 40's here in SWFL

 

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    April 2010
Posted by Theuns on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 10:25 PM

With the cut off date looming I had better get a move on with this Kate. It is just the undercart and canopy framing to mask that I fain so boring.

 IMG_20191205_061702 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

Theuns

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    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 8:22 PM

Sorry, Mopar, but the WB-29 is sitting on the shelf of doom. I built that Airfix B-29 kit maybe forty years ago and it was a nightmare even then. I thought I had developed skills enough to overcome the kit's shortcomings, but no. That sow's ear thing. If I ever do build a WB-29 Hurricane Hunter I'll probably use the Academy kit. Blasphemy, I know. Sorry to disappoint.

I'll be ordering the decals for the Meteor from a shop in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada tomorrow. I'm also getting a decal set for some P-40s, including one for Robert Lee Scott's P-40E from the same shop.

Today, I attached and masked the canopy. Pretty much ready for paint now. If it warms up enough out on the patio tomorrow, I'll shoot the primer.

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

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 6:40 PM

Frank I'm still crossing my fingers for that WB-29!

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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