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  • From: Netherlands
Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 8:17 AM

I'm in with Tamiya's 1/350 Bismark. Could you add a badge for ships?

   

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Posted by 68GT on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 9:45 AM

Sure, do you have any pics for us?

As for the badge I was thinking of adding a ship and an automobile one also.  I just have to search around for a photo that has some cool factor to it.

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Posted by 68GT on Saturday, March 30, 2019 9:18 AM

While waiting for paint to dry I found a few ship photos and came up with these for a ship badge. Any opinions on which badge to keep for this shelf GB?

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, March 30, 2019 11:48 AM

Like them both but I like 2 better. 

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Posted by 68GT on Sunday, March 31, 2019 2:33 PM

While I'm on a role, I took inventory of the A-1 and started with the 3M tack for mask.

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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Sunday, March 31, 2019 7:12 PM

modelcrazy

Like them both but I like 2 better. 

 

Same here, I like the second.

   

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Posted by 68GT on Monday, April 1, 2019 5:55 PM

Did some paint on the A-1 today.  The green on the wings is Bombshell Brew medium green where the lower part of the tail is the same color but Testots MM enamle.  Before someone says thats bad, if its properly cured there is no problem.  The darker green is Testors MM dark green.  The geen on the wings should darken up once cleared.

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Posted by 68GT on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 7:15 AM

I did some more painting of the camo on the A-1 yesterday but I'm really unhappy with the way the pattern looks from yesterdays work.  I'm going to have to see what I can do to look better to me.

By the way I'm using 3M removable mounting putty for the edges of the camo pattern.  It's like that blue tac stuff but made by 3M and it's a whitish color.

https://www.target.com/p/scotch-removable-mounting-putty-2-oz/-/A-13356391?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&fndsrc=tgtao&CPNG=PLA_Electronics%2BShopping_Local&adgroup=SC_Electronics&LID=700000001170770pgs&network=g&device=c&location=9004042&ds_rl=1246978&ds_rl=1248099&ds_rl=1246978&gclid=Cj0KCQjws5HlBRDIARIsAOomqA390UbsoptjSDfUqCbR21GH1xrpLUv7P7k6vaCaZU14a0xWvnYEAS0aAs0jEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

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  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 8:18 AM

68, I'm sorry to hear you are not happy with your camo pattern. I'm sure you'll get it sorted out. 

I haven't used the 3M poster tack, but, I have used the Elmer's poster tack, which did leave a residue on the model after attempting to peal it off. It wasn't a big deal, but, I don't really want to deal with that again. How did you like the 3M?

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by 68GT on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 6:43 PM

It's just annoying cause I have to do it over.  I should have traced the lines out with pencil first.

I never noticed any residue before with the 3M stuff.  Sometimes it doesn't come off cleanly but you just use a blob of the putty to pick it up.

 

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Posted by waynec on Friday, April 5, 2019 9:42 PM

1. Hey 68 remember it was a shelf queen anyway and we are way harder on ourself than anyone else.

2. I like the pattern. the painting looks fine. no color edges i could see. i usually use silly putty or tape. no residue with either. 

3. i like the Prinz Eugen picture for the boat badge.

Since i never know what i am going to here is entry no. 1 the HobbyBoss OTS (One True Scale aka 1/72) German Armored Locomotive. will not to the intricate camo but broad green and maybe some skinny brown highlights.

start point

PS yes i am bragging and surprised. My Holt 75 artillery tractor done up as a civilian took first i commercial and best of automotive at local contest. 4 other modes placed too. guess i am half way decent at this model stuffIndifferent

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Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, April 6, 2019 1:38 PM

Heya Ed. I'd like to join in with my Arado 234 that's been sitting around half finished for the last two years.

                   

 

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Posted by 68GT on Sunday, April 7, 2019 8:20 AM

Wayn, I was wondering about that loco a while back.  Good to see it it will get more bench time

Mustang, what scale and make is the Arado?

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Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, April 7, 2019 1:39 PM

Sorry bout the lack of details. It’s a 1/48 Hasegawa Arado 234 B-2

                   

 

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Posted by 68GT on Monday, April 8, 2019 5:28 PM

So I'm happier with the wings now.  The lines just flow better.

Might have to work on the lighter green on the left wing also.

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Posted by hogfanfs on Monday, April 8, 2019 6:07 PM

68, 

The camo pattern does look good. If the light green is to match the light green on the stabilizers, yeah, it is off a bit. But, a clear coat may neutralize the colors. Also, a filter may help neutralize the colors too. Just a thought.

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 6:28 AM

Ed: That camo pattern looks great on there. I've used the silly putty method as well and it does work pretty darn good. Are you going for an aged look on this build or fairly "new"?

 

First off, thank you to Ed and everybody else for having me in hee. I've been thinking looooong and hard about this Arado of mine as of late. It has stayed, for the last 5 years, in plane....er plain sight at the right hand side of my work bench behind glass.

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While it's true that I stopped building aircraft models 5 years ago in favor of my interest in automotive subjects, I had also reached a point where I started wanting more out of my paint jobs on aircraft. I consider my D-9 to be somewhat of a success story for me but I wanted even more than that. When I took on this 234 I had fears of it being "just another paint job". You know what I'm talking about, one that looked like it just rolled out of 1:1 paint shop and I just couldn't have that. I have recently watched paint jobs come together with processes that have been untried by me on aircraft such as marbling and black basing and feel that I am ready to "tip in" so to speak. I feel really comfortable (and perhaps too comfortable) with the mirror like automotive finishes that I set out on learning how to pull off some 5 years ago now and am ready for my next challenge in modeling.

Some of my projects while I've been away from aircraft:

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After finally learning how to get consistent results with a shiny paint job I feel that I am now ready for the next challenge of learning how to master a war/ weather worn aircraft finish. So with that we'll see what's next. I'll be doing a "catch up" here in this thread to get things to where I'm at now with it. Stay tuned........ :whistle:

 

 

                   

 

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Posted by hogfanfs on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 11:13 AM

Mustang,

I really like that SS454, I wanted one in the worst way when they first came out! 

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by 68GT on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 3:35 PM

Yeah, I think it would only be fitting if the skyraider was weathered and banged up a bit.  I'm just not sure how far I'll go since I only have one photo of the subject and the A-1 is fairly clean.  I could always wait for the next one though.

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 4:57 PM

I started this kit in 8/15/2015 the creature from the black lagoon . This kit was going well untill the girl swimmer lots of gaps ok but I used vallejo paints not knowing what I was doing and it turned into a gummy mess!! ok as I was removing all that goo I got really upset and almost threw it against the wall so I shelved it. I thought I may finish it here but....lol I thought it was funny.

Nick.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 6:41 PM

hogfanfs

Mustang,

I really like that SS454, I wanted one in the worst way when they first came out! 

 

Thanks and .............I STILL want one! I've got one of these old CK's with a warmed over 383 engine , beefed up auto trans and a set of 3.90 gears which is a lot of fun but I'd really have alot of fun with a big block.

                   

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 6:42 PM

68GT

Yeah, I think it would only be fitting if the skyraider was weathered and banged up a bit.  I'm just not sure how far I'll go since I only have one photo of the subject and the A-1 is fairly clean.  I could always wait for the next one though.

 

You could go in between and go subtle. She'll look great.

                   

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 6:43 PM

crown r n7

I started this kit in 8/15/2015 the creature from the black lagoon . This kit was going well untill the girl swimmer lots of gaps ok but I used vallejo paints not knowing what I was doing and it turned into a gummy mess!! ok as I was removing all that goo I got really upset and almost threw it against the wall so I shelved it. I thought I may finish it here but....lol I thought it was funny.

 

Dude.............bring it!

                   

 

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Posted by waynec on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 6:48 PM

mustang1989

 

 
hogfanfs

Mustang,

I really like that SS454, I wanted one in the worst way when they first came out! 

 

 

 

Thanks and .............I STILL want one! I've got one of these old CK's with a warmed over 383 engine , beefed up auto trans and a set of 3.90 gears which is a lot of fun but I'd really have alot of fun with a big block.

 i want either a '67 shelby cobra 350 convertible or a '67 chevelle ss396. i would take a ford gt40. i would keep my forester for model contests.

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Posted by waynec on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 6:51 PM

i only use Vallejo thinner, flow, and airbrush cleaner. Windex works well for cleaning Tamiya and MMA. Also i always spend the extra dollars and use the paint specific thinner. just one less variable given my airbrush skills.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 7:56 AM

waynec
 
mustang1989

 

 
hogfanfs

Mustang,

I really like that SS454, I wanted one in the worst way when they first came out! 

 

 

 

Thanks and .............I STILL want one! I've got one of these old CK's with a warmed over 383 engine , beefed up auto trans and a set of 3.90 gears which is a lot of fun but I'd really have alot of fun with a big block.

 

 

 i want either a '67 shelby cobra 350 convertible or a '67 chevelle ss396. i would take a ford gt40. i would keep my forester for model contests.

 

Those are all cars that I would love to have as well. I've had 3 '67 Mustangs and an '89 5.0 Mustang LX that I tricked out with all kinds of stuff and then a 150hp shot of nitrous. That car was wicked!!!

                   

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 8:00 AM

I black based this beast and got a fairly even coat on it. I used the same method I use for my autos that I paint in black using semi gloss black for a base. I'm pretty happy with this.

Nice n' smooth:

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Posted by 68GT on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 8:04 AM

Nice job with the black paint.

  And you know there is no substitue for cubic inches!  

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Posted by 68GT on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 12:41 PM

I say build it Nick if you can get things ungooed.  Is the whole thing gummy or just the girl?

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Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 1:00 PM

Just the girl managed to fix her up for painting 

Nick.

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