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Shelf of Doom GB III - 2019

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Monday, September 2, 2019 5:06 AM

Alright, calling the Dodge DONE.  It was a beast to build, but I finally got it looking decent.  Besides adding the scratchbuilt winch cable and hook, I filled the back with stores, both scratchbuilt and from the spares box, and weathered it with Vallejo pigments and artist's pastels.  Hope y'all like it!

 

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Posted by 68GT on Monday, September 2, 2019 7:55 AM

Great job on the Dodge!  Looking forward to watching you progress on the diorama. 

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Posted by 68GT on Saturday, September 7, 2019 7:24 PM

The Navy F-4G got some attention tonight.  Maybe tomorrow there will be bombs hanging from the MERs and TERs.

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Posted by 68GT on Sunday, September 8, 2019 9:06 PM

Bombs are on.

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Posted by freem on Monday, September 9, 2019 12:36 PM

Mustang---that is the 1962 vintage Monogram kit!  Looks good just got no cockpit or wheel well detail.  I did it for the Mafia IV GB but did not make the deadline Super Angry

Chris Christenson

 

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Posted by freem on Monday, September 9, 2019 12:55 PM

While we're at it here is the finished Monogram 1/48 Zero!

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Posted by 68GT on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 6:59 AM

Nice job on the Zero Freem.

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Posted by freem on Sunday, September 15, 2019 4:09 PM

Thanks GT!  Also got the Monogram P-38M done!  Horrible decals, and the canopies on all three kits I'm doing fit terrible.

Chris Christenson

 

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Posted by 68GT on Sunday, September 15, 2019 4:31 PM
Any idea if someone like Squadron has vacumformed ones? Might be easier if there are any out there.

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Posted by freem on Sunday, September 15, 2019 10:22 PM

That would be a great thing if someone had a AM canopy.  Why didn't I think of that?

Now I know why all the Mono 38s are posed with open tops! The windscreen fits fine, but the radio stack behind the seat interferes with the back window, and you don't find that out till its too late!  The top is a bit short as are the side windows in width.  Side windows are best cut down to appear to be rolled down (like a car window).  Think I'll chk on vac forms somewhere.

Chris Christenson

 

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Posted by freem on Sunday, September 15, 2019 10:26 PM

Lo and behold!! Squadron indeed has a vac canopy set for the Monogram kit!!!  I've used those before and liked them so order time. Thanks for the tip GT!!!!!!

Chris Christenson

 

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Posted by 68GT on Monday, September 30, 2019 1:13 PM

Been having trouble getting in here but I wrapped of the Navy F-4G and started to finish a F-4B that I had sitting.

 

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Posted by 68GT on Monday, September 30, 2019 1:18 PM

Here is the Fujimi F-4B that never was completed. 

I installed some of the missing parts.

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Posted by freem on Monday, September 30, 2019 11:03 PM

PHANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!Smile Burger (not) sorry

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Posted by 68GT on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 6:38 AM

Yes

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Posted by Mach1 on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 7:37 PM

freem: Nice job on the Zero!

68GT: Looks phantastic! (couldn't resist)

 

I had the opportunity to get in some bench time so I started by using Isopropyl Alcohol and some cotton swabs to remove the start I'd had on the camo because the paint went on too thick.

That done and given time for the alcohol to fully evaporate I started in for a second try at the camo.

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Posted by 68GT on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 8:21 PM

Nice and clean now Mach 1.

I started with the decals on this F-4B.  I didnt realize all the stars where separate decals.  Still a bunch more stars to go.

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Posted by 68GT on Saturday, October 5, 2019 7:53 AM

Stars are on.  There are actually 3 different size stars and Aeromaster left us 2 short on the smallest ones.

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Posted by 68GT on Saturday, October 5, 2019 8:11 AM

I've been giving it some thought and was maybe thinking of keeping this as a rolling build.  Maybe I would just change the Badge to be one and include the build year.

What do you guys think?

Otherwise we have 3 months left.

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Posted by Mach1 on Sunday, October 6, 2019 10:50 AM

68GT

I've been giving it some thought and was maybe thinking of keeping this as a rolling build.  Maybe I would just change the Badge to be one and include the build year.

What do you guys think?

Otherwise we have 3 months left.

 

 

Keeping it a rolling build would be kinda nice. The Jaguar A is the last from the shelf proper, but I've found a few half finished tanks buried in the hoard (while looking for models for other GBs) that I'd like to add here as time permits.

My 2 cents

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Posted by bobbaily on Sunday, October 6, 2019 12:30 PM

 

I'm in the same boat-I have at least half a dozen 'in process' builds ranging in stage of completition-just need the motivation and maybe posting here will be that motivation...I do like the idea of a rolling build each year

bob

 

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Posted by Tomcat on Sunday, October 6, 2019 8:34 PM

68GT

I've been giving it some thought and was maybe thinking of keeping this as a rolling build.  Maybe I would just change the Badge to be one and include the build year.

What do you guys think?

Otherwise we have 3 months left.

 

As long as there are models to build and modelers to build them there will be "shelves of doom". So a continuous thread makes sense. I know I have several more on that there shelf that I won't get to this year.

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/48 F-5F Aggressor; AMT Enterprise 1701-A; Monogram 1/48 A6M Zero; Revell 1/72 B-24 Liberator;

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Posted by freem on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 11:03 PM

Let 'er roll!  Still gotta finish the p-38 series plus the Mono FW-190 and the DH-2s and the Morane, plus I have the Revell Emden I started for the WW1 GB back in 2014 that aint done either!

Chris Christenson

 

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Posted by 68GT on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 7:58 PM

Keeping it rolling it is.  I have at least 10 more.

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Posted by Tomcat on Thursday, October 10, 2019 1:13 AM

That phantom turned out awesome.

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/48 F-5F Aggressor; AMT Enterprise 1701-A; Monogram 1/48 A6M Zero; Revell 1/72 B-24 Liberator;

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Posted by freem on Thursday, October 10, 2019 9:32 PM

Agree with Tomcat!!  Hey Tomcat, I just finished the Mono Zero on this GB.  Got any pics of your build?

Chris Christenson

 

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Posted by Tomcat on Friday, October 11, 2019 12:37 PM
If all goes well this weekend, by the beginning of next week I should have something to show. It'll be posted on the World at War 1941 GB. Keeping my fingers crossed here, I hope to have an update on my own "Shelf" entry.

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/48 F-5F Aggressor; AMT Enterprise 1701-A; Monogram 1/48 A6M Zero; Revell 1/72 B-24 Liberator;

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