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  • Member since
    February, 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:17 PM

Nice progress on the Dodge.  Before you know it there will be 4 wheels on it and be covered in mud!

On Ed's bench, ???

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    September, 2005
  • From: Central Nebraska
Posted by freem on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:46 PM

Here's where I'm at:

 Waiting for paint on the Mono Zero

 MS N awaits. I redid the fuselage and will reposition the wings.

Started all three Monogram P-38s in 2006. I've been in therapy since.

It is time to clear the shelf. 

Chris Christenson

 

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 4:15 PM

Your loaded into the roster freem so now you have to start working on these. Wink

On Ed's bench, ???

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Saturday, August 17, 2019 7:11 AM

Much more progress on the Dodge now:

 

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    January, 2011
  • From: Commonwealth of Virginia
Posted by Tal Afar Dave on Saturday, August 17, 2019 8:01 PM

68GT, I'd love to join this group build....I just have so much to chose from.  For now, put me down for a Revell F-4B/J Phantom and/or an Airfix Aichi Val dive bomber, both in 1/72nd scale.  Both are mostly assembled, but lack exterior painting, decals, and final clear coats.  I'll post pictures as soon as possible.

Thanks!

Dave

2019 New Year's Resolution:  Enter 1 group build and COMPLETE a build this year!!

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  • From: Central Nebraska
Posted by freem on Sunday, August 18, 2019 12:06 AM

Got the green on the Zero!  

Chris Christenson

 

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Sunday, August 18, 2019 7:24 AM

Armor, nice work so far!  What are you final plans with this one for the finish?

 

On Ed's bench, ???

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Sunday, August 18, 2019 7:24 AM

Freem, I bet it feels good to get some green on that zero doesnt it.

On Ed's bench, ???

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Sunday, August 18, 2019 9:04 AM

Tal Afar Dave

68GT, I'd love to join this group build....I just have so much to chose from.  For now, put me down for a Revell F-4B/J Phantom and/or an Airfix Aichi Val dive bomber, both in 1/72nd scale.  Both are mostly assembled, but lack exterior painting, decals, and final clear coats.  I'll post pictures as soon as possible.

Dave, welcome aboard and those old Revell Phantoms can come out nice with a little work.  I used CAM Decals on this one.

On Ed's bench, ???

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    March, 2015
Posted by JohnnyK on Sunday, August 18, 2019 11:23 AM

freem

Here's where I'm at:

 Waiting for paint on the Mono Zero

 MS N awaits. I redid the fuselage and will reposition the wings.

Started all three Monogram P-38s in 2006. I've been in therapy since.

It is time to clear the shelf. 

 

Those Momogram P-38's are just nasty. Try building a HobbyBoss P-38L. It's any easy build. 

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    February, 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Sunday, August 18, 2019 3:18 PM

Some of them older kits can be some real turds but with enough polish they can turn out just fine.  Here is the old Revell Rf-4E and a pair of Monogram Strike Eagles all in 1/72 scale.

 

On Ed's bench, ???

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Sunday, August 18, 2019 4:55 PM
GT, thanks. This Dodge is the first part of what is going to eventually be a large diorama I have planned. Depicting the American advance across western Europe post D-Day, it's going to be a big, multi-year project, incorporating this, a Mini-Art European Farmyard, and several other kits, including any or most of the following: WC-5i "Beep" (AFV Club); M4 Early Production Sherman (Tamiya); M10 Tank Destroyer (Tamiya); M8 Greyhound (Tamiya); M4A3 Sherman w/Calliope (Italeri); U.S. Tank Crew (MiniArt); and U.S. Soldiers at Rest (Mini-Art).

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    June, 2019
Posted by Mach1 on Sunday, August 18, 2019 7:43 PM

Here are some shots of the finished F-5E in Brazilian camo. In the interest of full disclosure this is 100% hand brushed with Vallejo Acrylics.

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Posted by Mach1 on Sunday, August 18, 2019 7:46 PM

.... and now on to the Jaguar A.

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Posted by 68GT on Sunday, August 18, 2019 8:06 PM

Armor, sounds like a hell of a project.

Mach I, nice job o the F-5E.  I really like that Brazilian camo!

On Ed's bench, ???

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  • From: Commonwealth of Virginia
Posted by Tal Afar Dave on Sunday, August 18, 2019 8:40 PM

Several years ago I got a box of ten of these bagged Revell kits at a ridiculously cheap price on Ebay and couldn't pass them up.  The basic kit was used for the set of four Blue Angels/Thunderbirds in a diamond formation kit from the 1970s/80s.  I remember that the cockpit detail was pretty sparse and the aircrew had some weird, astronaught-type helmets.  Still, they built up into some great kits, as evidenced by the one you shared with us here.  Very nicely done!  I have several sets of 'ancient' decals that I am planning to use on these old Phantoms.  I'll just have to start with the first one!

TAD

2019 New Year's Resolution:  Enter 1 group build and COMPLETE a build this year!!

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  • From: Central Nebraska
Posted by freem on Sunday, August 18, 2019 8:59 PM

Sprayed real nice!  Funny thing is it almost matches the color of the plastic perfectly.

Good to exercise the airbrush, those WW1 kits get brush painted.

Chris Christenson

 

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  • From: Central Nebraska
Posted by freem on Sunday, August 18, 2019 9:05 PM

Mach1 that is one fine camo job!!  Brush work incredible!

 

Chris Christenson

 

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  • From: Commonwealth of Virginia
Posted by Tal Afar Dave on Sunday, August 18, 2019 9:18 PM

68GT
Thanks 68GT, looking forward to it.  Your F4 came out very nicely.  I have an ancient set of "Jolly Roger" decals somewhere, and hope to one day complete one as nice as yours.

Tal Afar Dave

68GT, I'd love to join this group build....I just have so much to chose from.  For now, put me down for a Revell F-4B/J Phantom and/or an Airfix Aichi Val dive bomber, both in 1/72nd scale.  Both are mostly assembled, but lack exterior painting, decals, and final clear coats.  I'll post pictures as soon as possible.

 

Dave, welcome aboard and those old Revell Phantoms can come out nice with a little work.  I used CAM Decals on this one.

 

2019 New Year's Resolution:  Enter 1 group build and COMPLETE a build this year!!

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    June, 2019
Posted by Mach1 on Sunday, August 18, 2019 9:40 PM

68GT: Thanks! It definitely stands out in the display case (or it will when I get a base made to properly pose it "in flight").

 

freem: Thank you! Looking forward to watching your Zero progress.

 

AA: Love the Panzer! Nice progress on the Dodge as well, that's going to be an impressive diorama.

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Thursday, August 22, 2019 2:00 PM

Getting closer on the Dodge:

 

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  • From: Central Nebraska
Posted by freem on Saturday, August 24, 2019 1:37 PM

Armor you've really got that Dodge rollin!!Big Smile

Chris Christenson

 

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  • From: Central Nebraska
Posted by freem on Saturday, August 24, 2019 1:48 PM

Got busy on the bench this week!


Laid out the parts for the M. How could I get so close and not finish?


Gear doors hung and wheels installed, plus elevator balances.

Copyright 1966!

 

Chris Christenson

 

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    September, 2005
  • From: Central Nebraska
Posted by freem on Saturday, August 24, 2019 11:56 PM

Got the decals on the Zero. 

Chris Christenson

 

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Sunday, August 25, 2019 4:42 PM

Almost done now, just have to apply decals, weathering, and the windshield.  I decided to forgo the canvas top, as I wanted to fill the back with supplies.  The winch did not come with cable, so I made my own cable and hook:

 

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Sunday, August 25, 2019 4:48 PM

Keep up the good work guys!

On Ed's bench, ???

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  • From: Central Nebraska
Posted by freem on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 10:47 PM

I had a Future session in the present!Big Smile  Sealed the decals on the Zero and got the F-5 ready for decals!  " alt="" />

Also thought the markings for the Zero were probably bogus but the same AC is in Squadron Zero in Actio n book!

 

Chris Christenson

 

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    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 5:05 AM

Mach1

Here are some shots of the finished F-5E in Brazilian camo. In the interest of full disclosure this is 100% hand brushed with Vallejo Acrylics.

 

 

That came out pretty dang good especially for being brushed on. Great finish mach!

                   

 

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 5:08 AM

freem

Got the decals on the Zero. 

 

Which Zero kit is that freem?

                   

 

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 12:28 PM

I think it's the 1/48 scale Monogram kit.

On Ed's bench, ???

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