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  • Member since
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  • From: Central Nebraska
Posted by freem on Friday, June 14, 2019 3:55 PM

Does thinking about models count as progress?  Anyways if possible I would like to dive in to this.  Got Revell 1/72 Morane Saulnier N, a couple of DH-2s, a Monogram FW-190, and Revell's 350 Emden. Plus a Monogram 1/48 Zero I can't seem to finish for Mafia IV.

Chris Christenson

 

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Posted by 68GT on Friday, June 14, 2019 4:13 PM

If they are started and stalled then they are more than welcome!

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, June 17, 2019 11:46 AM

Bringing this one forward a page just because it looks that good. Very nice work on this build Ed. Bravo!!!!

                   

 

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, June 17, 2019 11:48 AM

Progress at last!! It took me a while to get it all sorted out with an approach to this but I think I found one that worked for me. I had glossed the entire aircraft, applied the decals and then adhered the cockpit assy to the front of the aircraft and masked it off. From there I filled the huge lip that was on the top of the fuselage to cockpit join and worked it all in together by sanding and yet more filling. This resulted in the seam not disappearing from the top of the fuselage at the cockpit join so I added a seam in the name of uniformity. It's not "correct" but it looks uniform. After that I black based the entire sanded and filled area, applied the irregular gray pattern and went back over it in RLM 82. Still a little touch up painting to do on the starboard side of the affected area. Here's where we're at so far.

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Posted by 68GT on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 6:52 AM

Thank you so much!

 

Looks like a good call with the seam.

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  • From: South west, PA
Posted by Tomcat on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9:22 AM

Assembled and ready for primer, paint, decals...

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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    June 2019
Posted by Mach1 on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 1:46 PM

Mind if I join in with a pair of shelf queens?

They are a 1/72 Jaguar A and a 1/72 F-5E, both from HobbyBoss.

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Thursday, June 20, 2019 10:03 AM

Tomcat:  Looks to be shaping up nicely!

Mach1:  Build away!  If it's started and stalled it's more than welcome.

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Posted by Mach1 on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 2:50 PM

Digging back into the F5-E, I'm remembering why this got shelved. I've got most of the loadout assembled and started modifying the attachment tabs on the wing pylons to get a passably acceptable fit.

 

Since the photo, I've modified and attached the other two pylons, assembled the rest of the loadout, attached the canopy, and painted the ventral surfaces.

Next step is the three color camo. Nose and exhaust are being saved for last.

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Friday, July 5, 2019 4:05 PM

Sometimes a break  is good for a reboot.   You have good progress already Mach.

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, July 5, 2019 5:17 PM

Sorry for the absence guys. Sometimes I forget that I'm in a GB as well.

There's some really good work going on in here with that Enterprise build Mark!!

Mach 1: I shelved my 234 about three years ago because I hit what seemed like an impossible snag with it. As a matter of fact I left aircraft building because I simply could not start another aircraft until I had this one off of the bench. Hang in there with it bro. Can't wait to see more magic unfold.

Ok....catching you all up on my build:

Here's after I got the flat coat applied. No fading on the sides but some on the upper surfaces of the bird.

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, July 5, 2019 5:18 PM

Here's where I got it on it's wheels last week. One of the inherent weaknesses of this kit (and there are a few) lies in the main landing gear. Really flimsy parts and allow excessive "wobble" when loaded with the weight of the aircraft. I fixed this by putting a hidden shim between each main landing gear strut and the fuselage opening for the gear bays. I just cut a small square piece of styrene and slipped it between the strut and the rear bay wall. Can't even see it but it worked like a charm in making the main gear ALOT more sturdy. Gear doors have to be painted and installed and some touch ups are needed on the gear after gluing into place as well as a little weathering on the tires but the wheels are now down.

Folks I never thought I'd get this far with this plane. I consider it a small milestone in getting back to aircraft building as it was really hard to break away from the automotive stuff but I'm feel like I'm finally getting back in the groove to where I can at least have an aircraft build going while working on the auto subjects.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, July 5, 2019 5:18 PM

I'm down to the REALLY short list on getting the base aircraft finished so I can move on to the engine assembly and detailing. Only a few things left like main gear doors and struts, aerial antenna, painting the rivets on the cockpit framing and installing the pitot tube. I mean I've got a little clean up to do here and there but this part of the build is just about to a close. Really stoked about displaying the engine though.

Overall, I've got some mixed feelings about this kit here because of fit issues but mostly because it has now moved into the most difficult kit that I've ever built category. Just really don't care for it even though it's supposed to be the best 234 kit out there. No worries however, I'm saddling up and moving forward and have learned a lot from this build.

Here's where we're at now...…….close.....real close.

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Posted by Mach1 on Friday, July 5, 2019 6:29 PM

mustang1989

I'm down to the REALLY short list on getting the base aircraft finished so I can move on to the engine assembly and detailing. Only a few things left like main gear doors and struts, aerial antenna, painting the rivets on the cockpit framing and installing the pitot tube. I mean I've got a little clean up to do here and there but this part of the build is just about to a close. Really stoked about displaying the engine though.

Overall, I've got some mixed feelings about this kit here because of fit issues but mostly because it has now moved into the most difficult kit that I've ever built category. Just really don't care for it even though it's supposed to be the best 234 kit out there. No worries however, I'm saddling up and moving forward and have learned a lot from this build.

Here's where we're at now...…….close.....real close.

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Dang! That 234 looks fantastic! Bow Down

I have the Hobbycraft version, and just might have to pull it out. The big dilemma is do I just use the Eduard PE set or go for the gusto and add in the Ares resin as well.

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Sunday, July 7, 2019 7:25 AM

That 234 is really shaping up!  There is a reason these became shelf queens so any progress is good progress no mater how long the gap is.

I started to get back into the swing of things and then life jumped back in.  My daughter's high school graduation happened and a party for this.  Had other partys to go to as well as a few birthdays.  Then our cruise came along but I just came back yesterday so maybe i can get thing started back up.

I also have to check which GBs I started something in since I can only think of one other than this one at the moment.

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Posted by Mach1 on Sunday, July 28, 2019 11:23 AM

Some more progress:

Looks like I have a little touch up work to do on the underside. Almost ready for decals!

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Posted by 68GT on Sunday, July 28, 2019 11:35 AM

Looking good there Mach1 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 6:34 AM

Mach 1 that camo looks really good on there. Great progress bro.

Well folks I keep forgetting that I've had this lil' sucker of mine in a GB as well. Without further ado ....

I started this kit over three years ago and ran into a lot of problematic areas with this kit. To say that this kit has now moved into #1 on my most difficult/ frustrating and sometimes angering build would simply be an understatement. It was so bad that I stepped away from aircraft building altogether for those 3 years. Some of it I brought on myself by making things more difficult than they needed to be and other areas were just plain ridiculous the way Hasegawa put this thing together. This kit is touted to be one of the best scale model representations of this iconic plane and on that point I'll agree once it's built. Getting there was the difficult part for me. Enough of that banter though. Thanks go out to to 68GT and all who commented and/ or egged me on in here to get this rascal finished.


After 3 long years my Arado is finally completed:

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Finished cockpit photo

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In progress cockpit photo:

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aaaaaaaaand engine shots:

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Posted by 68GT on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 1:50 PM
Excellent job there Mustang and well worth the 3 year wait.  Beautiful!

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Posted by Mach1 on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 11:32 AM

68GT
Excellent job there Mustang and well worth the 3 year wait.  Beautiful!
 

Ditto

 

I have the F5 to the point where I'm calling it done other than the display base. I'll get pictures up when I have a chance to get some new batteries for my camera.

 

Time to get the Jaguar A back on the bench and git-r-done.

68GT: I'll agree, a break to come back fresh was just what these projects needed. Thanks for hosting this GB and providing the incentive to revisit them.

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    June 2019
Posted by Mach1 on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 11:53 AM

mustang1989

Mach 1 that camo looks really good on there. Great progress bro.

Thanks Mustang! It went fast after I got the outlines penciled in, and wound up being a lot easier than I thought it would be.

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  • From: Ice coated north 40 saskatchewan
Posted by German Armour on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 5:39 PM

Ahh, I have a couple unfinished kits to get done. Tamiya M8 GMC and Bronco H39 W/ 28 cm rockets.

 Never give up, never quit, never stop modelling.Idea

 

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Posted by 68GT on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 6:35 PM

German Armor this is the perfect place for them to get done!

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Thursday, August 1, 2019 2:49 AM

 

Oops, I just realized I hadn't posted any more pics of my Pzkw. I-B in a while (I had been posting them over on the German Armor GB, but forgot to follow up on this GB).  So it is actually done now; here are the final reveal pics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Thursday, August 1, 2019 3:04 AM

For my next entry, rescued from the Shelf Of Doom, is ths kit (might it be the OLDEST Shelf of Doom inhabitant?).  Released by Testors in 1983 under Testor/Italeri branding, it is a rebox of an Italeri rebox of a Tomy rebox of an old Max/Peerless kit frm 1974 (per Scalemates).  I would have bought it back when it was a new release and apparently, at one point I opened the box and spray painted some of the parts Olive Drab, but that's it.  I'm sure it's been sitting this way for probably 30 years or more.  The instructions have yellowed with age to the point it looks like the Declaration of Independence (photo shows the instructins sitting on top of a piece of new white paper)!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by 68GT on Thursday, August 1, 2019 5:37 PM

Nice job Aficionado!  Now get o work on that next queen.

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Posted by 68GT on Thursday, August 1, 2019 5:41 PM

I decided my next shelf queen is a Fujimi F-4B done as the Navy F-4G.  Just look at that dust buildup. 

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    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Thursday, August 1, 2019 5:58 PM

freem

Does thinking about models count as progress?  Anyways if possible I would like to dive in to this.  Got Revell 1/72 Morane Saulnier N, a couple of DH-2s, a Monogram FW-190, and Revell's 350 Emden. Plus a Monogram 1/48 Zero I can't seem to finish for Mafia IV.

 
Any more thoughts on these Freem?

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Saturday, August 10, 2019 6:18 PM

So the F-4G cleaned up well and I've started to build MERs, TERs and bombs.

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 5:31 PM

Progress on the Shelf Queen:

 

 

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