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    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Thursday, February 13, 2020 12:01 PM

I did one of those a while back and should still have another in the closet.

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Posted by cbaltrin on Thursday, February 13, 2020 8:40 AM

68GT

Welcome aboard the Falcon looks great!  Is this their 1/72 scale scale kit?

 

No, 1/48.  Might build the 72nd scale one for myself one day though..

On the Bench:

  • Italeri F-100D 1/72
  • Revel 1/72 HH-3 Jolly Green Giant
  • Monogram P-47D
  • Monogram F-14A
  • Monogram P-51D
  • Monogram F-16A Air Force Fighter
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Posted by 68GT on Thursday, February 13, 2020 8:12 AM

Welcome aboard the Falcon looks great!  Is this their 1/72 scale scale kit?

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Posted by cbaltrin on Thursday, February 13, 2020 6:44 AM

I would like to enter this GB Gents. I have this Monogram F-16A Prototype that I am building for my son. It's almost done but it's been on the shelf for like 9 months as the decals are crap, I got red paint all over the AIM-9 rails, which put me off, and I stupidly unmasked the canopy before I decided I needed another clear coat.

Plus, My Son has been asking me on a weekly basis if I have work on his airplane yet.. which I then  have to make up lame excuses as to why the answer is 'no'.

Well,  I finally got up to masking and painting the AIM9 rails. I realized that the decals are useable for a 9 year old's eyes, and he won't notice If I clear coat the clear pats either.  That being said, I am back in business on this one.

 

On the Bench:

  • Italeri F-100D 1/72
  • Revel 1/72 HH-3 Jolly Green Giant
  • Monogram P-47D
  • Monogram F-14A
  • Monogram P-51D
  • Monogram F-16A Air Force Fighter
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Posted by 68GT on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 4:02 PM

Masked and painted with dark earth.

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Posted by 68GT on Sunday, February 9, 2020 4:48 PM

Thats sucks about the short shot on the srue but looks like youve saved it.

I did the canopy masking and shot some middlestone on the spitfire.  Ill let it set for a few days and then I'll mask and spray some Dark Earth.

 

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Sunday, February 9, 2020 4:51 AM

Okay, so finally getting down to business on this kit, and the first thing I find was the cockpit molding was bad, apparently not enough plastic injected into the mold (look at the seat headrests and strap details - crappy!). 

 

So, I added some putty to the headrests and some lead foil for straps, hopefully it will look a little better:

 

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Posted by 68GT on Sunday, February 2, 2020 6:01 PM

The P-3C is finally done.

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Posted by 68GT on Thursday, January 30, 2020 12:59 PM

If I recall correctly is Testors ADC Gray Acrylic (FS16473) with a ton of Futur on it.  The decals are the Caracal ones and go on like a dream.  Kit is the Hasegawa kit and the front gear just isnt very robust.  Built two of these and both had the front leg break about the middle.

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Posted by taxtp on Thursday, January 30, 2020 1:10 AM
That T-33 is looking great Ed. What's happened to the nose landing gear ? What brand/colour grey did you use ? Cheers Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by 68GT on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 7:06 PM

WOW, 51!  Makes me feal good with the 18 I know of.

The Crusader looks awsome!

I'm playing around with this one to see if I can fix the front gear.  Hasegawa T-33 in 1/72.

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Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 5:37 PM

Thanks Ed. I've finished it. Photos below, please choose your favourite.

I made a list of my Shelf of Doom kits the other day...52 of them, lol. I regard myself as a completionist but I still have that many !!! I'm down to 51 now.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by 68GT on Saturday, January 25, 2020 8:46 AM

Looking good Tony!

Dont know about anyone else but for some reason I'm not getting post notifications.

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Posted by taxtp on Thursday, January 23, 2020 8:39 PM

Thats a really nice P-38. I like it a lot. Great job.

Here's the next update on my Italeri Crusader.

Since this photo was taken I've done some more refinement on the wash, as it was still too heavy in some places here. 

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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  • From: Central Nebraska
Posted by freem on Thursday, January 23, 2020 12:37 PM

Thanks GT!!  I'll have to get another one and build the pathfinder version!  Or jump in a cauldron of boiling oil. Haven't decided which to do yet.Confused.

Actually they don't go together too bad once you get around some of the ill fitting pieces on the nose.  Just got a thing for Monogram kits!

Chris Christenson

 

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Posted by 68GT on Thursday, January 23, 2020 12:17 PM

Nice job Chris, it's all about getting these kits completed.  With the 38J youll have a nice assortment of Lightnings on the shelf.

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Posted by freem on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 1:49 PM

Monogram P-38 done as the F5 photo recon version. Used the Squadron vac form canopy which fit perfectly (the kit's interfered with the radio behind the seat).

decaled and striped

She's got legs!!!

And done.

Same kit-two versions, -38M and F5. *** Bong's -38J coming soon.

Chris Christenson

 

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    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Sunday, January 19, 2020 7:14 PM

Tony, I just updated the roster to include the Italeri Crusader.

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Posted by taxtp on Sunday, January 19, 2020 5:55 PM

Hi Ed,

I've got two shelf queens that I plan to complete this year. They are the Italeri 1/35 Crusader Mk 1 and the Czech Model 1/32 T-33A Shooting Star that I've previously shown in this GB.

I'm just about to tidy up the wash. I started it  a while ago and I haven't touched it for about a year, before I picked it up a few days ago.

Here's that status of the T-33, I'm just going through rescribing and fixing all of the little things after completing the construction.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by 68GT on Sunday, January 19, 2020 9:28 AM

P-3C is going back on the shelf.  The replacement decals I picked up are no bueno.  They wouldnt even separate from the paper.  If anyone has these that they are not going to use please let me know.

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Posted by 68GT on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 6:53 PM

Going to put a fork in the Monogram F-5E

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Posted by 68GT on Monday, January 13, 2020 7:52 PM

Was going to attach the frame to the canopy and go from there on the F-5E but it wasnt working.  Glued the frame in and gave it a gloss coat to protect the decals.  I'll glue in the canopy and windshield tomorrow.

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Posted by lewbud on Saturday, January 11, 2020 12:07 AM

Thanks, Ed. I've got to get my compressor up and running as the cans of air are getting way expensive for regular use. 

Mark,

Nice job on the Enterprise. Scottie would be proud!

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

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Posted by Tomcat on Friday, January 10, 2020 6:11 PM

Sounds good. Thanks 

Mark aka Tomcat

 On the workbench: Monogram 1/48 F-5E Agressor; Revell 1/72 B-24D liberator; AMT 1/48 HS 129B; AMT Romulan Warbird

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Posted by 68GT on Friday, January 10, 2020 6:05 PM

How about the 3rd from the last so we get the base in there.

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Posted by Tomcat on Friday, January 10, 2020 5:32 PM

how about either the last one or the third from last (3/4 view)?

Mark aka Tomcat

 On the workbench: Monogram 1/48 F-5E Agressor; Revell 1/72 B-24D liberator; AMT 1/48 HS 129B; AMT Romulan Warbird

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Posted by 68GT on Friday, January 10, 2020 5:21 PM

The Enterprise looks great Mark, do you have a preferance of which photo I post up front?

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Posted by Tomcat on Friday, January 10, 2020 12:25 PM

And the next on the "shelf", the Enterprise's nemisis (yes, pun intended)...A romulan Warbird with a Ferengi marauder...

Not too much work to do here. clean up a few seams, check the fit of major pieces. The real work will be in the painting, Trying to get a nicely detailed finish. Make it so.

Mark aka Tomcat

 On the workbench: Monogram 1/48 F-5E Agressor; Revell 1/72 B-24D liberator; AMT 1/48 HS 129B; AMT Romulan Warbird

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    April 2019
  • From: South west, PA
Posted by Tomcat on Friday, January 10, 2020 12:18 PM

The enterprise has left space dock and embarks on another 5 year mission...

Mark aka Tomcat

 On the workbench: Monogram 1/48 F-5E Agressor; Revell 1/72 B-24D liberator; AMT 1/48 HS 129B; AMT Romulan Warbird

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