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Rolling Shelf of Doom GB

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Wiz
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Posted by Wiz on Thursday, August 13, 2020 12:10 PM

lewbud

Wiz,

Welcome aboard.  Ed's around here somewhere.  Looking forward to your build.

 

Thank you Sir! 

Now if only the weekend would get here so I can get back at it!

"you better hang on if you're taggin' along"

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Monday, August 17, 2020 8:47 PM

Thanks Lewbud,

Start back up whenever you can Wiz.

Sorry but I was in the hospitale for 9 days and couldnt log in through my phone.  Now that I'm at home on the computer, I cant log out but I'm still logged in there.

On Ed's bench, ???

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Posted by lewbud on Monday, August 17, 2020 11:23 PM

Ed,

Sorry to hear that you were in the hospital, but glad you're home and hopefully feeling better.

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

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 1:09 PM
Thanks, doing much better than I was 2 Saturdays ago.

On Ed's bench, ???

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Posted by 68GT on Saturday, August 29, 2020 8:10 AM

Hasegawa Phantom is ready for mask and Tamiya white primer.  Primer is going to serve as the white base coat and undercoat to brighten up the red paint.

On Ed's bench, ???

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Posted by lewbud on Sunday, August 30, 2020 5:53 PM

Looking good Ed.

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

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Posted by 68GT on Monday, August 31, 2020 7:49 AM
Thanks, hope my sanding came out well. I've only just started to mask the canopy.

On Ed's bench, ???

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Friday, September 4, 2020 5:22 PM

Of coarse I ran out of Tamiya fine white primer and the Hobby Lobby by me still hasn't replenished their stock of it. Been 3 weeks now. I/m just going to shoot the rest whit regular Tamiya gloss white.

On Ed's bench, ???

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Posted by lewbud on Friday, September 4, 2020 5:39 PM

Look on the positive side, you won't have to gloss the underside when it's decal time.

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

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Monday, September 14, 2020 6:26 AM
Anyone with some updates from their shelf of doom?

On Ed's bench, ???

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  • From: South west, PA
Posted by Tomcat on Monday, September 14, 2020 9:26 AM

68GT
Anyone with some updates from their shelf of doom?
 

Ask and ye shall receive...

Took a break from some other projects and picked up with the Warbird. Here I cleaned off 30 years of dirt and dust and go plowing ahead...

When I started this project 30 years ago, I painted the warp nacelles in a flourescent green, hoping they would "glow" under a black light. Never tested it until now...

When its all assembled should look pretty cool. Anyway moving ahead, I completed the two major assemblies. Here they are ready for paint...

If I assemble the upper hull to the low hull, painting the inside of the whole ship would be real PITA. So I decided to paint, detail and weather (can something in the vacuum of space weather?), the two hulls halves seperately. Then attach the two halves, adress any seam issues and repeat the process for the exteriors.

 As for the paint. The subject of ship color, especially this ship is the subject of some debate. Some of the sources I've researched indicated the model used to film the TV show was actually painted grey and filmed in green light. Well, that maybe the way the FX dept went about it but in the end they produced a "green" space vessel on the screen. My job is to represent that "green" in model form and so making it subject to interpretation. I don't want a dark green blob or a bright green booger. I opted for a somewhat muted green so the shading (weathering?) would show through making it look something more interesting (I hope). 

To that end I used Model Master SAC bomber green mixed with MM FS 36102 medium green in approximately 3:1 ratio. Here's how it came out...

Next I'll hight the those recesses, ad some shading to those panel lines and pick out some of the raised details on those insides. Put it together and repeat for the exterior.

We'll see how it goes.

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/48 F20 (in Aggressor colors); AMT Romulan Warbird; Monogram 1/48 Me 262

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    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 1:30 PM
Looks like I forgot to hit send On my response but the Warbird is looking really cool. Hopefully you get some more time on it.

On Ed's bench, ???

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Friday, September 18, 2020 5:14 AM

G'day Ed. May I buy into this GB? I have a number of prospective shelf queens, but I want to finish a Williams Boeing 247 that I started over 10 years ago. I will post a couple of photos in the next day or so.

Rob F

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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Posted by robw_uk on Saturday, September 19, 2020 3:42 AM
just seen this - would a 6 month hiatus count or isn't that long enough to designate a shelf queen? About to start on the cab for the Thunder Model Scammell Tank Transporter (trailer built and thats where I stopped - had been promised a replacement radiator form TM but that hasn't materialised yet so building with wrong part and covering with "dust cover during sand storm") . Anyway, this is where it is now:
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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Saturday, September 19, 2020 5:11 AM

Hi Rob I noticed that you're building the Scammel. I have this in my stash and would be interested in your comments.

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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Posted by robw_uk on Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:56 AM
must admit for a smaller company it does go to well nicely (well the trailer does). Some fiddly pins on the ramp but so far so good.... may start the cab today so will then keep you updated...
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    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Saturday, September 19, 2020 8:07 AM

Dodgy

G'day Ed. May I buy into this GB? I have a number of prospective shelf queens, but I want to finish a Williams Boeing 247 that I started over 10 years ago. I will post a couple of photos in the next day or so.

Rob F

 

 
Rob, join right in!

On Ed's bench, ???

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Posted by 68GT on Saturday, September 19, 2020 8:10 AM

Rob, you are more than welcom to join.  6 months is more than enough pause for the GB.

On Ed's bench, ???

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Posted by robw_uk on Saturday, September 19, 2020 10:29 AM
An engine... 27 pieces and still a few more (plus some very small PE). I am going to hold off using the radiator as long as I can just in case TM confirm they can get me one (there are enough components I can build up in the cab to give them a few weeks)...
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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:38 PM

Well Rob, that little beauty is a kit in itself. I read a review on the Scammel a few months back and it had a couple of interesting points, particularly for the trailer, I'll see if I can find it for you. Did you purchase the PE set?

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:42 PM

Thanks Ed. Now where did I put that Boeing????

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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Posted by robw_uk on Sunday, September 20, 2020 2:40 AM

Dodgy

Well Rob, that little beauty is a kit in itself. I read a review on the Scammel a few months back and it had a couple of interesting points, particularly for the trailer, I'll see if I can find it for you. Did you purchase the PE set?

 

 

no PE purchased for this... i know the cab has a few "how to" articles around to improve via scratch building...

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Posted by robw_uk on Sunday, September 20, 2020 10:39 AM

it has a lot of smaller parts BUT on the whole goes together well (user error not withstanding). Think for the engine it calls out either the grey/blue or base vehicle colour (ie sand)... Quite like the idea of the blue if it is accurate...

 

anyway today's build completed the engine (barring small PE bits) and started on the chassis.  Didn't attempt steering, too much of a wimp   (engine just dry fitted for now)

 

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I did find a couple of magically appearing pieces within the engine build. After much searching I believe this is correct:

 

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Posted by robw_uk on Monday, September 21, 2020 1:43 PM

More small components... ordered the recommended blue paint (think it will do for the SU-122 ans T-54-2 builds planned for latter - think their interiors have a blue part or two) but need to work out if I paint the engine now then look to fit and, if I do, how to mask when I paint the chassis etc 

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Monday, September 21, 2020 6:13 PM
That kit has a lot of detail Rob.

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Posted by Dodgy on Monday, September 21, 2020 7:53 PM

Rob, I found a few pics around the engine, and will load them later today. Also on UTube there is a two part army film showing the scammel recovering a tank.

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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Posted by robw_uk on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 1:05 AM

Dodgy

Rob, I found a few pics around the engine, and will load them later today. Also on UTube there is a two part army film showing the scammel recovering a tank.

 

 

yep I have that video saved - it is brilliant and will use it to tie down the load - a Caunter painted Matilda (done earlier this year)

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 2:54 AM

Here you go Rob. Hope they are of some help.

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 3:00 AM

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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Posted by robw_uk on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 3:01 AM

Dodgy

Here you go Rob. Hope they are of some help.

 

 

cheers Dodgy... that shows just how good the engine in the kit is (the pipe that goes up and over could do with being a little thicker/textured (some filler may do for that). I really do think I am going to paint 99% or the components off the chassis then add & touch up when built

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