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  • Member since
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 1:41 PM

Thats coming on really well frank. I had a search for those decals but even scalemates doesn't list any sellers. I hope you can get them from over the border, Barracuda lists them as out of stock.

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 1:31 PM

Thanks, Johnny. I've tried to buy from Flightdecs in the past. I need permission from my bank here in FL to use my card in the Great White North. Let me talk to the resident banker to see what she says. Thanks again.

Great White North. Obscure reference to Bob and Doug Mckenzie.

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 12:57 PM

fotofrank

I'm looking for this decal sheet for my Meteor build. I've scoured the internet to no avail. These decals are nowhere to be found. Anyone have them in their stash? Willing to sell them?

In the meantime, I'm scrounging around trying to piece together suitable decals for this build.

 

Frank just did a quick check

Flightdecs.ca has them sheet number 72007

 

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Posted by fotofrank on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 9:27 AM

I'm looking for this decal sheet for my Meteor build. I've scoured the internet to no avail. These decals are nowhere to be found. Anyone have them in their stash? Willing to sell them?

In the meantime, I'm scrounging around trying to piece together suitable decals for this build.

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Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 4:14 PM

More on the Meteor. It's coming along quickly. The wing is assembled and attached to the fuselage. The canopy has been dipped in Pledge and is drying under cover. I may be able to begin painting next week if the weather warms up. As old as this kit is, maybe pre-1970, the fit is very good. I've had to use some Bondo in a few low spots but that's about it. All in all, the kit is building up very nicely.

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Still trying to find some 616 Squadron decals for the marking. No luck yet.

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 8:50 AM

Darn it!  Why didn't I think of that!  Big Smile

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 tempestjohnny on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 3:17 AM

 

Chad there is no problem that can't be solved with judicious use of the heel of your foot.Propeller

 

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 2:45 AM

Thats a very nice job on those gaps G.

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 2:44 AM

Mopar Madness

Well, in a moment of fumbling fingers, I spilled liquid glue on the Gnat canopy. Bang Head Between that and the poor fit, the darn thing flew directly into the bin.

 

So, one last journey into the great beyond. May your Gnat rest in piece's.

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Monday, December 2, 2019 9:11 PM

Chad,

Awww man bummers.  Tongue Tied  Glue on the canopy is one of the banes of modeling!  I too have heard the dreaded "doink" and ruined models.   Note the plural form.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, December 2, 2019 8:22 PM

G, I think I'll try sprue the next time I have a big gap. 

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 Mopar Madness on Monday, December 2, 2019 8:21 PM

Well, in a moment of fumbling fingers, I spilled liquid glue on the Gnat canopy. Bang Head Between that and the poor fit, the darn thing flew directly into the bin.

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: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Monday, December 2, 2019 4:23 PM

Filling in those mystery gaps in the Vampire's horizontal stab went well.  I now always use the kit's sprue for major filling, as it is the same color and hardness.  By using Tamiya or Gunze thin liquid cement, the sprue just melts into the seams and sticks really well.  The sprue can be feathered when sanding, plus scribing is effortless.

I haven't rescribed the filled in panel lines as I had to wait for the glue to fully cure.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, December 2, 2019 2:19 PM

Nice start frank.

Blimey, now thats a nicxe price to see. I just looked it up and that kit is only 1 year younger than i am. I hope its aged better.

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Monday, December 2, 2019 10:11 AM

Just noticed this on the end of the box. Those were the days...

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Posted by fotofrank on Monday, December 2, 2019 9:12 AM

Well, I opted for Model Master Interior Green for the cockpit. May or may not be the proper choice but it looks nice and when the pilot is installed who will notice? As you can see, there's not a lot of detail anyway.

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This is a nice kit. The copyright is 1998. Most of the detail is raised except for the control surfaces. The fit is excellent. Dry fitting the various parts has shown no real gaps in the fit at all.

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Posted by fotofrank on Sunday, December 1, 2019 4:31 PM

Been plodding away on the Meteor today. The interior is assembled and installed. Not sure what color to paint the cockpit. I have Tamiya Cockpit Green and RLM Grey. Also have MM Interior Green enamel. Glued the dive brakes closed and since I'm going to pose the airplane in flight, the gear doors are closed up too. Spent some time detailing the pilot. Sometimes I can't believe I take the time to paint a figure that's smaller than the tip of my pinkie finger.

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Most of the pictures of RAF WWII pilots online were BoB pilots so I had to kinda wing it detail-wise. The flotation device or May West looked like it was khaki colored rather than yellow. You can barely tell but the pilot is wearing a red ascot. The hood will be closed so I think he looks fine. More to come.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 1, 2019 1:53 PM

Joh, i do like those old Hase kits, but i have not tried the Academy yet. I have built a couple of their German trucks and they were great kits, think i will have to grab one of their US ones. Always handy for an aircraft dio.

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Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, December 1, 2019 12:04 PM

Martin, the Jeep and the dump truck are very old Hasegawa kits, the other GMC is the Academy kit.  More pictures are on my website, or will be later today, at this link.  Only have the index page done right now.

I need to build a WW II base of some kind, the only one I have now is a 50's type jet hardstand/ramp that a now departed modeling friend built for me.

http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/cars/usaafbrs/usaafbrs.html

 

Here's the one base I have:

John

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

 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 1, 2019 9:53 AM

Cheers frank. I do have a lot of admiration for those guys who do some lovely ships. Its something i have done very little of. I do have the Revell 350 Bismarck to do at some point, might be my retierment build Big Smile

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Posted by fotofrank on Sunday, December 1, 2019 9:41 AM

I admire you guys who do ships. The last ship I built was Revell's Franklin D Roosevelt and that was when the kit was new.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 1, 2019 9:18 AM

Thanks mate.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, December 1, 2019 9:09 AM

Glad to see you saved one from the stash!  So much here to look at and enjoy.  Well done my friend! 

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: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 1, 2019 8:37 AM

I got the Belfast finished 2 weeks ago and today finally got some pics.This is how she looked before i added some very minimul rigging and atached to the base. The  final assembly had involved adding guns, liferafts cranes and other smaller bits painting off the ship.

I then added a small amount of rigging, just the 4 wires running between the 2 masts, i felt that was enough for this. And onto the base.

I know its not perfect, a close look will show a few flaws. But i am still really pleased with it. Its my first ship of this type, previously i have only done an old Airfix carrier and a few subs. And seeing as this has been in the stash for about 35 years and somehow survived all that time rattleing around lose in the box, i am just glad to get it done. And it certainly brought make some memories and pushed me to get down to London and visit the old girl again. It was interesting looking at the differences between the model and the real ship after her post war refit.

And one final pic, this time the real ship when me and my better half went to London in Oct.

I owe Steve a big thanks, without his British ships GB, this might have been laying in the stash for another couple of decades.

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

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 1, 2019 2:57 AM

Its been a real joy watching them all come together. Hope you can find the decals, got it on the roster.

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

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 1, 2019 2:55 AM

John, those are really nice, thank you for posting that. I have that set, going to have to use it soon.

Are you planning on a base for those, will make a nice dio. I take it the GMC's and jeep are the Hasegawa kits. I have added the pic to the list.

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Posted by fotofrank on Saturday, November 30, 2019 7:54 PM

Well, I'll tell you, Bish, this has been just too much fun! I've built kits I never thought I would ever build. And in 1/72 scale. The true scale? Anyway, I found a vintage Meteor III kit in a friend's attic a few weeks ago.

It's on the bench now. I'd like to build a Meteor of 616 Squadron but finding decals has been a challenge.

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Saturday, November 30, 2019 6:47 PM

Here's another Aifix completion, Martin.  I started while away from home on a short vacation so there are no build photos.  Ignore the jeep and the two GMC 353's, the rest is the Airfix USAAF Bomber Resupply set in 1/72.  I built the C-53 before this GB started, it's the Airfix new kit.  This is a great set, builds up very well, great fit almost everywhere.

 

John

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

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, November 30, 2019 4:33 PM

Well frank, i think you have more than earnt your GB badge. Between you and Chad alone you got 20 builds, and there is still a month to go.

 

This GB has been a lot more popular than i ever thought it was. And while this was an anniversary GB, i don't think i'll wait 10 years to run another one.

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

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Saturday, November 30, 2019 4:16 PM

Man, there's some great stuff going on! I've kinda been slackin' since I finished the Hellcat drone. Resting on laurels I don't have, so I need to get moving again. I know there's something laying around for this build that needs to be finished. Another Devastator. The P-39, which I still can't find. Something.

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