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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, October 6, 2019 6:39 PM

Got the hull painted on the Prinz Eugen. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, October 6, 2019 10:09 AM

Ta, the shading is totally oved done but the final clearcoat should tone it all down a little. The flaps and ailerons have been painted with hmbrol 11 silver to look like silver doped fabric, this to will be weatherd.

 

Theuns

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, October 6, 2019 9:43 AM

Nice metallic finish.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, October 6, 2019 8:18 AM

Really nice job there Theuns, looking good.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, October 6, 2019 6:29 AM

I painted the tail and fuselage band red

 IMG_20191006_071505 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

Then gloss alclad black as a base

 IMG_20191006_091601 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

Then alclad airframe alluminium untill I had a nice dark allu look. After this I used the standard black basing to give shading and modulation to the final alclad.

 IMG_20191006_095244 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 IMG_20191006_095258 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

Most painting now done, will seal it with a clearcoat and start weathering

 IMG_20191006_124246 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

Theuns

 
 
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Posted by Bish on Saturday, October 5, 2019 6:02 PM

Nice one Chad, will get that on the list.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

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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

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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

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At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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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

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At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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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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Posted by 68GT on Friday, October 4, 2019 7:04 AM

Great job on the Stuka Chad!!!

On Ed's bench, ???

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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

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At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

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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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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

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At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

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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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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.

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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.

 https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4740/39804623811_9d42f5cfc1_m.jpg

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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.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 8:40 AM

Got the Kate added Theuns.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

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

looking good frank.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

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