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2019 Silly Egg Group Build

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, June 24, 2019 2:47 PM

Lol, that's awesome! I love it! 

Are you done done GH? Not even going to paint the tools etc? 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by goldhammer on Monday, June 24, 2019 4:56 PM

Gamera

Lol, that's awesome! I love it! 

Are you done done GH? Not even going to paint the tools etc? 

 

 

Well OK, ask and ye shall recieve:

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 12:02 PM

Lol, she's a hot rod pink panther!!! 

Did you want me to go ahead and post her or did you want to take some more beauty shots?

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Ted4321 on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 12:58 PM

goldhammer

 

 
Gamera

Lol, that's awesome! I love it! 

Are you done done GH? Not even going to paint the tools etc? 

 

 

 

 

Well OK, ask and ye shall recieve:

 

Man, that's sweet!  Yes

T e d

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Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 1:19 PM

Gamera-   Go ahead and pick one.  I'm good with your choice.  Thanks.

 

Appreciate it Ted.

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:30 PM

Gamera,  thanks for the Add!  Yes, my son and I will both be building osprey eggs.  They are currently in transit, with a delivery date sometime between the first and last of Whenember....

 

Gold hammer, I, myself have about 20 years in...I am actually working on getting into the office as a writer...I've seen way too many "old" body men, and definitely want use of my knees when I get there, and I am just tired of the *** that is the flat rate game, and the ups and downs that come with the moods of mediocre managers....

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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Posted by Est.1961 on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 7:44 AM

Hi Gamera

Ready to start on the viper, don't laugh but I'm actually going to do a double build  cf" alt="" />

Don't put off procrastinating until tomorrow. 

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 11:43 AM

GH: Awesome, just put down the second photo!

Justin: Very cool, just added you to the roster. 

1961: Pretty cool! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!!! 

 

Think I got everyone! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Sunday, July 14, 2019 8:38 AM

still waiting for delivery ofor our osprey eggs from the amazon seller, and today my son goes away to scout camp (first time on his own !  AND, he will be celebrating his birthday while there, without mom, dad and baby sister!).  I'm hoping for delivery while he is away, so we can get started shortly after he gets back!  

 

I will post pics as soon as we get underway!

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, July 14, 2019 9:05 PM

Sounds cool Justin, hope your son has an awesome birthday!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Ted4321 on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:26 PM

Justin, 1961- looking forward to seeing your builds. 

Most of my model time has been spent on another project but I did make a little progress on the helicopter.  I'm thinking about hitting them with dullcote, but aside from that, rotors are painted.  My apologies for the poor photos- my phone only had 2% battery left. 

T e d

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 10:58 AM

Ted: Looks good to me! You did a really great job of masking off the stripes and the prop-tip warning yellow. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Friday, July 19, 2019 1:31 PM

Update:  The Osprey eggs that I ordered for my son and I have been delivered!  Now I just have to wait for my son to get back from Summer camp!

 

His troop leaders are taking photos and it really lookis like he is having a great time!  On his birthday, the leaders of the camp called him to the middle of the dining hall, and had him stand on a bench, and the whole camp sang happy birthday to him, all of the scout troops there sang to him!  

 

So, we should be starting those Ospreys this weekend!

 

Pics inbound!

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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Posted by Ted4321 on Sunday, July 28, 2019 1:37 AM

I'm calling this egg done. I had a fun time putting this together.  Thanks everyone for your help and all the tips and advice.  This was my first group build and 2nd model I painted using an airbrush. Several lessons learned- from other members and otherwise.  

I like how the stripes turned out. Not so much with the masking of the canopy.  And I would probably use a "redder" orange if I was to do it over. 

In my last post I mentioned thinking about spraying dullcote on the rotors.  Well, I used it and it was a mistake.  The black paint either started sagging or dissolving or otherwise vanishing leaving the orange paint underneath showing through. It was easy enough to retouch with black but lesson learned there with that. Huh?

Overall I'm happy with it. 

Thanks again everyone for the help.  And thanks Gamera for the great idea of how to decorate this egg.

 

 

T e d

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  • From: Co.Kerry, Ireland.
Posted by Est.1961 on Sunday, July 28, 2019 5:36 AM

That's a great little helicopter Ted, love the colours. 

The pink panther was great fun, a good laugh with super pictures thanks Gold hammer. 

Don't put off procrastinating until tomorrow. 

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  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Sunday, July 28, 2019 6:11 AM

Justinryan215

Update:  The Osprey eggs that I ordered for my son and I have been delivered!  Now I just have to wait for my son to get back from Summer camp!

 

His troop leaders are taking photos and it really lookis like he is having a great time!  On his birthday, the leaders of the camp called him to the middle of the dining hall, and had him stand on a bench, and the whole camp sang happy birthday to him, all of the scout troops there sang to him!  

 

So, we should be starting those Ospreys this weekend!

 

 

 

Pics inbound!

 

Well, other scout projects took precedence on our planned build weekend, and now we are on vacation in the Smokey Mountains, so the build off will have to wait another week....

 

But here is a photo of the kits to wet your whistle...

 

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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Posted by goldhammer on Sunday, July 28, 2019 9:59 AM

Ted... That came out great.  Don't know why your flat attacked the black.  Don't let that discourage you on using it.  Maybe give it another try on some scrap.

 

Est.  Thanks both were fun things from the twisted corner of the brainpan.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, July 29, 2019 9:22 PM

Ted: That looks terrific!!! The masking came off perfectly! Love her!!!

Just posted her on the front page and thanks for joining us!

 

Justin: Enjoy your vacation!!! The Osprey's look cool!

 

PS: Sorry it took me a little bit. Didn't get a chance to use the work computer and it took me four tries to get this thing to work. Keeps locking up on booting and I'm getting rather annoyed...

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Ted4321 on Monday, July 29, 2019 9:41 PM

Thanks for the compliments, guys. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the builds. Only 2 more months Wink.

Thanks for hosting Gamera. It's quite a commitment. Looks like a lot of work. 

T e d

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, July 29, 2019 10:49 PM

Ted: Glad you had a good time! GBs aren't that hard to run. You just have to check in and keep on top of things- long as your computer doesn't keep acting crazy...

 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 8:01 AM

Gamera

Ted: That looks terrific!!! The masking came off perfectly! Love her!!!

Just posted her on the front page and thanks for joining us!

 

Justin: Enjoy your vacation!!! The Osprey's look cool!

 

PS: Sorry it took me a little bit. Didn't get a chance to use the work computer and it took me four tries to get this thing to work. Keeps locking up on booting and I'm getting rather annoyed...

 

Well, while here in North Carolina, we did one of our traditional "Hobby Lobby vacation visits" (there were not any close to my hometown...until two days ago!), and we found a couple of Meng Kids' B17g flying fortress kits!  Both my son and I picked up a kit. Of at all possible, we would like to add it to our build list.

 

He built his same day, I actually want to do mine up as "Chow Hound" ( the-17 with the aft half from a bare metal -17), so I will be waiting until I get home to work on mine.  I have ink jet decal paper on order so I can print the nose art properly...

 

Here are some pics: 

 

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 9:46 AM

He did a nice job with that one.  Congrats on getting him into the hobby.

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 11:13 AM

Justin: That's really cool! I'll put you down with a B-17 and if your son wants to come up with a callsign I'll post his B-17 on the roster too! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Saturday, August 10, 2019 7:32 AM

Gamera

Justin: That's really cool! I'll put you down with a B-17 and if your son wants to come up with a callsign I'll post his B-17 on the roster too! 

 

 

Since he hasn't given me any better call signs, for now, let's call him 'Scout trooper 81' (he is a boy scout in Troop 81...).  This weekend, my wife and daughter are away at cub scout summer camp, so my son and I decided to use this quiet time to build our Osprey eggs!  So, while I wait for is 'almost a teenager' ass to get outta bed, I decided to build my Meng Kids B17g.   

 

I am building her in that mid war/repaired B17g that is basically half bare aluminum and half olive drab,'Little Miss Mischief'.

I have finished principle construction, and will be beginning paint shortly...

 

Edit: imgur has gotten rid of the mobile version of their website, and you can't get the "bbcode" by just copying the link through the app.  I need to figure out how to get my pics posted and I will get some up shortly.  

 

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, August 11, 2019 3:54 PM

Justin: Just put your son's B-17 up on the front page. Looking forward to 'Little Miss Mischief' and the Osprey.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Monday, August 12, 2019 8:28 AM

here are a couple of in process photos of Little Miss Mischief.  I only got the two construction photos, as I got side-tracked, while waiting for the primer and my aluminium to cure, working on my other build that I started five years ago as a tribute to my grandmother, The Tamiya 1/48 Mosquito.  I just ressurected a five year oldthread with some photo updates...if you are interested, check them out in the 'Aircraft' forum!

 

 

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, August 12, 2019 11:17 AM

Oh that's cool! Are the markings decals or stickers? Looking forward to seeing how you do the two-coloured fusilage. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Monday, August 12, 2019 1:14 PM

Gamera

Oh that's cool! Are the markings decals or stickers? Looking forward to seeing how you do the two-coloured fusilage. 

 

 

The markings in the kit are stickers, but I plan on printing my own decals, and painting as many markings as I can.

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 10:57 AM

Okay, thanks! Sounds good to me. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Monday, August 19, 2019 10:07 AM

so, among the other two projects i've been working on, I finally got some paint on my Meng's 'Little Miss Mischief'  I havent started messing around in the computer for the decals, but hese is the painted bird....

 

 

it looks like, despite my best efforts to only partially mask, and spray away from the open areas, I got some of my overspray on my aluminum, so I will have to fix that.

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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