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Posted by 68GT on Friday, January 11, 2019 11:58 AM

badlanguage

If there's room for me to join I have a 1/144 Airfix Saturn V on my shelf of doom. I tooka hiatus after trying to get the F1 engines looking reasonable (and failing). But since 2019 is the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, I guess I need to finish it!

 

 

 
By all means, build away!  There is allways room here for more.

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Posted by Theuns on Saturday, January 12, 2019 10:51 PM

I can see why there is a shelf of doom for models.

The rear window sections of my supercub had to  be modified to look like the full size, I had to mask off the clear bits and fill in with putty so I can sand the very poor fit to the correct shape.

 

Anyhow it seems that the solvent in the tamiya putty blead under the masking and ate a 2mm wide section of the clear plastic. Now I need to somehow sand and pollish this way.

 

Theuns

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Posted by 68GT on Sunday, January 13, 2019 9:55 AM

WOW, that stincks!  I didnt know the Tamiya putty was that agresive.

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Posted by bufflehead on Sunday, January 13, 2019 5:11 PM

Well I managed to get a bit of work done on the T-34.  Used the black/white technique and laid a base coat of 4BO green.  I used a 50/50 mix of AK Interactive Real Color acrylics, Protective 4BO and Russian Modern Green (see pic).  First time using this paint range and I'm not sure I'll stick with these colors for future Russian armor....just experimenting on this tank!  Then painted the spare tracks, ice cleats, saw and tow shackles dark brown with a little black stippling on them.  Last thing I did was to spray a couple of filters on it to give it some depth;  Sin Industries Brown for Dark Green and Green for Light Green.  

I also painted up the exhaust pipes, which I'll install at the end of the build:

Next I will give it a gloss coat so that I can apply the decals and washes.

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Posted by 68GT on Monday, January 14, 2019 7:20 AM

I really like the paint affect that you created here and your exhaust pipes look great also.

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Posted by 68GT on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 11:08 AM

Think I'm going to strat with a Fujimi A-1 that I never finished painting.

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Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 12:04 PM

bufflehead

I also painted up the exhaust pipes, which I'll install at the end of the build:

Next I will give it a gloss coat so that I can apply the decals and washes.

 

 
Why would you put on such rusted exhaust pipes on such a nice build?? You can't afford new ones? LOL!
 
Bufflehead, outstanding job on the rust effects! I hope you don't mind my kidding! 
 
Seriously, the T-34 look fantastic. I'm looking forward to seeing how you weather it.
 
 

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by UnwaryPaladin on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 12:06 PM

I'm in. I have a Hobby Craft Grasshopper, needs the glass and some finishing touches. Also have a Revell 1/48 ME 262. Every once in awhile I'll pull it out and throw putty at it. I hate doing seams, and this one has canyons to fill. 

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Posted by waynec on Friday, February 1, 2019 12:15 PM

bufflehead

 I also painted up the exhaust pipes, which I'll install at the end of the build:

Next I will give it a gloss coat so that I can apply the decals and washes.

 

rust looks really nice. here is another quick technique i will try on the mufflers of a couple of "egg" tanks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wY1xhHy_1s&feature=youtu.be

 

 

Никто не Забыт. Ничто не Забыт

"No one is forgotten. Nothing is forgotten."

 

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Posted by bufflehead on Friday, February 1, 2019 1:12 PM

68GT, hogfanfs, Wayne, thanks for the kind comments.  Sorry I haven't posted an update; the T-34 has since been glossed, decaled and an overall wash applied, but I got stuck on some other projects, so it's on a bit of hold right now.

Wayne, thanks for the video link!  That's a really cool technique and similar to how I do my exhausts.

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Posted by hogfanfs on Saturday, February 16, 2019 1:03 PM

Gentlemen, 

Here is where I had left off on my Japanese Type 4 Chi-To:

 

 

And here she is. I'm calling the tank finished.

I added the road wheels and tracks. I used the supplied tracks from Fine Molds, and I really do not like them. I could not find AM tracks for this tank. The stock tracks have no sag at all, and are extremely tight on the wheels. Plus I have a few floaties as well. So, originally, I was going to put this tank on a base with a Japanese Torii, but since it did not turn out that well, it will sit on it's own. I do have a figure that I will finish and then this build will be complete.

For my first tank build in over twenty years, all in all not too bad, and I did learn several new techniques.

Hope you enjoy. Let me know what you think.

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by bufflehead on Saturday, February 16, 2019 6:34 PM

WOW!  Great job on the Chi-To!  I like the camo job and the restrained but realistic weathering you did on it!  Personally I think the tracks look fantastic even without the sag!  Congrats on finally getting it done hogfanfs

BTW, is that bendy thing on the turret the radio antenna? 

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Posted by hogfanfs on Sunday, February 17, 2019 1:17 PM

Thanks for the kind comments, bufflehead. The bendy thing is a mount for a machine gun, that was conveniently omitted from the kit.  

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by 68GT on Monday, February 18, 2019 12:45 PM

Nice job Bruce.

Ernest, there is a reason these are shelf queens.

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Posted by badlanguage on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 9:16 PM

I actually have been working on my Saturn V. Still trying to get past the F-1 engines. They were just hard to get looking decent with the seam filling that needed doing. Here they are.

Then I remembered that all of the F-1's that flew had thermal protection (batting) on them! Time to hide the horrible seams! I 3D printed some blue things that I thought may look okay when covered with foil:

And added some wire where it needed (guesstimate):

And then aluminum foil.

Not perfect but good enough. Now I can get on with my life.

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Posted by 68GT on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 12:57 PM

Looks good! 

I always say that some progress is always good progress.  Are you going to paint or weather the engines at all or just calling it as is?

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Posted by badlanguage on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 9:32 PM

I going with it as is, so the rocket will basically be a pre-launch configuration. Everything on the Saturn V was basically 'use once and then throw away' so I'm going for a newish look for everything. We'll see how it all turns out...

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Posted by 68GT on Thursday, February 28, 2019 7:20 AM

I never knew that these parts werent intended to be reused.  I've always seen photos of this stuff on display with people standing next to them not thinking it was used and thats why it looked the way it did.

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Posted by hogfanfs on Thursday, February 28, 2019 7:34 AM

@badlanguage, 

The foil on the engines turned out well. I'm looking forward to seeing more WIP pictures.

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by badlanguage on Friday, March 1, 2019 9:50 PM

Thanks, hogfanfs! We'll see how the rest turns out, hopefully not horrible. 68GT, it's funny to think that out of a massive ~360 ft tall rocket, only the command module was meant to be recovered (but not reused). The Saturn V's two lower stages went into the ocean, the upper stages are either still flying around the solar system or were crashed into the moon, the lunar module's descent stages are still where they landed on the moon, the LM ascent stages crashed into the moon, and the service modules burned up in earth's atmosphere (I think).

 

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Sunday, March 3, 2019 10:39 AM
Yep, I don't even think this is the oldest I have on my shelf! I think I have some that have been there for probably 30 years. At least it saves me from having to pay today's prices! And as to 68GT's question, yes, apparently all the parts are still here! At least so far, I haven't found any part to be missing yet...

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Sunday, March 3, 2019 10:41 AM

Finally made some progress today on the Pzkw. 1-B:

 

 

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Posted by lewbud on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 2:44 AM

Ed,

Could you go ahead and sign me up? Since I'm in a Mustang mood, put me down for a 1/72 Tamiya P-51. Your Skyraider is looking good.

Bruce,

Nice job on the Chi-ho! Congrats on getting it done.

Theuns,

Sorry to hear about the rear glass. You'll figure it out.

Ernest,

I like the look of your T-34. Can't wait to see more pics.

Badlanguage,

I was going to suggest you order some batted F-1s from Realspace Models, but you did a great job on those. You are correct about the SM's burning up over the Pacific.

 

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

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Posted by 68GT on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 5:12 AM

Jump right in I'll fill you into the roster when I get home from work.

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Friday, March 8, 2019 6:05 PM

 Well, crap!  It seems I spoke too soon about the Pzkw. 1-B being intact, not missing any parts.  I just discovered I am missing a major part, the lower front hull plate (Part 41 as shown in the photo).  Can any fellow modelers help a brother out if you happen to have a spare one of these, or know smeone who does?

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Posted by 68GT on Monday, March 11, 2019 6:50 AM

That stinks, how tough do you think it would be to scratch build something to go in there?

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Monday, March 11, 2019 8:52 AM
Actually, I finally found the missing part! Took tearing my whole hobby room apart to find it, searching through every box and container of model parts I have! I had put it in a container for safekeeping, since when I opened the box it was loose (had fallen off the sprue), and then forgot where the safekeeping place was - Duh!

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Posted by hogfanfs on Monday, March 11, 2019 9:05 AM

AA, nice job finding the part! So glad you did, brings all the (moj o) back to the build!

Edit: Not sure why (moj o) is blocked?

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by 68GT on Monday, March 11, 2019 9:06 AM
Glad you found it

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Monday, March 11, 2019 4:27 PM

Finally making significant progress:

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