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  • Member since
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 6:47 AM

Sorry for not getting the front page updated. Been trying to make up for the time i lost when my back was playing up and catching on with my 432 build. Was hoping it would be done by now so i could get straight into this GB.

We all kick off tomorrow, if you are not on the list yet, don't worry, your still included. Will update it when i can. For now just crack on with your builds.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 11:55 AM

I've got such a backlong on other stuff right now so I'm not sure when I can start in earnest but Han is ready to go. 

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

 

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Posted by hogfanfs on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 12:18 PM

I have two GB's to finish, but, I will be digging into Vader during this time. Just need a couple more things to properly accessorize Lord Vader...

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by silentbob33 on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 1:33 PM
I'm almost done with my current project, so I should be ready to go in a day or three.

On my bench: Encore 1/48 A-37B Dragonfly

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Posted by cwalker3 on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 4:04 PM

Bish

Sorry for not getting the front page updated. Been trying to make up for the time i lost when my back was playing up and catching on with my 432 build. Was hoping it would be done by now so i could get straight into this GB.

We all kick off tomorrow, if you are not on the list yet, don't worry, your still included. Will update it when i can. For now just crack on with your builds.

 

Oh no, I completely brain-farted. I read the start date, but it just didn’t register. Not to worry though. I have something else on the way, plus, this came in the mail the other day. I haven’t done one of these before, and PE has never been one of my favorite things to work with, but I’ll give it a shot.

 

Cary

 

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 4:18 PM

walker, you want me to add that to the roster.

I built the AT-AT a couple of years ago and rather enjoyed it. I really should get a couple more.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

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Posted by Ted4321 on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 6:09 PM

hogfanfs

  

Oy vey! I can't believe I'm giving advice to a rebel scum! LOL! Big Smile

I'm looking forward to seeing what you'll pick, and as you can see, we have a lot fun with this GB. 

 

Count me in!  Please add me with imperial K2SO.

T e d

 

 

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Posted by hogfanfs on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 7:58 PM

Ted4321

 

 
hogfanfs

  

Oy vey! I can't believe I'm giving advice to a rebel scum! LOL! Big Smile

I'm looking forward to seeing what you'll pick, and as you can see, we have a lot fun with this GB. 

 

 

 

Count me in!  Please add me with imperial K2SO.

T e d

 

 

 

Nice choice! Haha, a bit Empire and a bit Rebel! 

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by NucMedTech on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 3:32 PM

Funny, used to have more types of kit manufacturers for this group build. Only Bish and Gamera have strayed from building a Bandai kit. I am looking forward to that Feddy tank though.

Most barriers to your successes are man made. And most often you are the man who made them. -Frank Tyger

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 3:45 PM

NucMedTech

Funny, used to have more types of kit manufacturers for this group build. Only Bish and Gamera have strayed from building a Bandai kit. I am looking forward to that Feddy tank though.

 

Ye, i was thinking it might be that way, they do seem to have stolen the show. I am still to see if the fuss about them is justified, i still like the FM kits myself.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

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Posted by Real G on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 5:19 PM

The Rebel Scum make a move into the GB!

Bandai's teeny Mecha-Collection Blockade Runner is just bursting with fine details which put other kit makers to shame.  I drilled out the pin sockets and scraped down tabs to allow the kit to be easily slipped together to check for fit and to allow disassembly for painting.

https://flic.kr/p/RHtEAn] [/url]BR-03 by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

https://flic.kr/p/RHtEkn] [/url]BR-04 by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

https://flic.kr/p/TkD8Q1] [/url]BR-05 by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

https://flic.kr/p/TkD8Jj] [/url]BR-06 by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

https://flic.kr/p/TkD8Ch] [/url]BR-07 by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

The above photos are without any glue.  Loosening the snap fit pins and tabs improve parts fit from good to near perfect.

The kit's only real weakness is that those cursed stickers are provided for the red markings.  I'll have to paint them on instead.

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Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 5:57 PM

Real,

Check out these decals on ebay: Here

I bought some from this same seller for the 1/144 X-Wing and Y-Wing, and they are really good quality. They are thin, yet sturdy, and took serveral coats of Micro Sol and set very nicely. Take a look at the Death Star Attack set I posted at the bottom of page one of this thread. You will see the X-wing and Y-wing with the decals.

That is, unless, you want to paint the blockade runner. Yes

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by Eagle90 on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 6:26 PM

GB day!!!!

Let's see, which SW kit to chose... I only have 40 or so to pick from.  Any Suggestions?  LOL!

Huh?

 

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Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 6:41 PM

Eagle90

GB day!!!!

Let's see, which SW kit to chose... I only have 40 or so to pick from.  Any Suggestions?  LOL!

Huh?

 

How about something the Emperor would fancy? Big Smile

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by Ted4321 on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 6:51 PM

hogfanfs

 

 
Eagle90

GB day!!!!

Let's see, which SW kit to chose... I only have 40 or so to pick from.  Any Suggestions?  LOL!

Huh?

 

 

 

How about something the Emperor would fancy? Big Smile

 

Speeder bike or slave 1

 

T e d

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Posted by Hoggarth on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 8:32 PM

Well, here we go. Little R2 is ready to come to life. Wish me luck :)

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Posted by Real G on Thursday, May 2, 2019 12:28 AM

Hogfanfs, thanks for the decal tip - duly ordered!

Ted, I loved K2SO!  He was my favorite character in Rogue-1.

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, May 2, 2019 3:34 AM

Good to see we are up and running. Not seen the R2 kit before, interested to see how that comes out.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

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Posted by Hoggarth on Thursday, May 2, 2019 11:08 AM

Thanks to a late start this morning (electricity out at the office) I got a chance to start R2.

First dilemma. I'm not a very good modeler. If it's not straight from the box, paint and glue, I'm almost clueless :)

While I like the engineering and fit of the Bandai kits, they are pretty much intended to be snap fit no paint endeavors. I don't like the look of leaving R2's dome in the colored plastic. The waves and discoloring in the silver, as well as the seams have to go. Getting rid of the seams means putting the dome together with the blue parts already in since they insert from the inside. If I can do a good job of masking the blue then I think I can pull it off. I just need to find a brushed stainless steel paint that works.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, May 2, 2019 11:22 AM

Oh that's cool Hoggarth! At least the blue areas are mostly rectangular in shape. 

 

May the Force be with you... always... 

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

 

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Posted by cwalker3 on Thursday, May 2, 2019 1:29 PM

Bish

walker, you want me to add that to the roster.

I built the AT-AT a couple of years ago and rather enjoyed it. I really should get a couple more.

 

Bish, no, I'd like this to be my official entry:

The MF will just be something to occupy me while waiting for paint to dry.

Thanks,

Cary

Cary

 

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, May 2, 2019 2:01 PM

Will do cary, look forward to seeing that.

But be sure to post some pics of the MF.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

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Posted by NucMedTech on Thursday, May 2, 2019 6:44 PM

Hoggarth, try painting the parts first. When you put them together you can fix the seams and then touch-up those areas.

Most barriers to your successes are man made. And most often you are the man who made them. -Frank Tyger

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Posted by NucMedTech on Thursday, May 2, 2019 9:09 PM

Man, a sad announcement, Peter Mayhew passed away this past Tuesday. Let's give up a bit wookie growl in honor of the big man!

 

Wahroooo!!

Most barriers to your successes are man made. And most often you are the man who made them. -Frank Tyger

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Posted by cwalker3 on Friday, May 3, 2019 5:43 AM

Hoggarth, when I built mine, I masked the blue pieces before I installed them. And, a couple of them can be inserted after the dome is assembled. 

Bish, thanks and will do on the MF. I did a little on that yesterday while I waited for the B-wing trees to dry after washing them. Boy, that metal is tough to cut. I tried cutting with an Xacto, which is what I normally use on PE, but a blade hardly nicked it. Had to resort to spruce cutters and then file off the leftover bits.

 

Cary

 

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Posted by Eagle90 on Friday, May 3, 2019 6:03 AM

hogfanfs

 

 
Eagle90

GB day!!!!

Let's see, which SW kit to chose... I only have 40 or so to pick from.  Any Suggestions?  LOL!

Huh?

 

 

 

How about something the Emperor would fancy? Big Smile

 

Good idea...gotta keep the boss happy.  LOL!  I'm actually probably going to do...more then one for this GB.  I have so many Bandai kits and they go together very well and fairly quickly, so why not!!!

 

 

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Posted by Eagle90 on Friday, May 3, 2019 6:04 AM

Ted4321

 

 
hogfanfs

 

 
Eagle90

GB day!!!!

Let's see, which SW kit to chose... I only have 40 or so to pick from.  Any Suggestions?  LOL!

Huh?

 

 

 

How about something the Emperor would fancy? Big Smile

 

 

 

Speeder bike or slave 1

 

T e d

 

Hummmm, I actually have both.  And both are the older AMT pops.  Very good idea!

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Friday, May 3, 2019 6:20 AM

NucMedTech

Man, a sad announcement, Peter Mayhew passed away this past Tuesday. Let's give up a bit wookie growl in honor of the big man!

 

Wahroooo!!

 

Very sad. But i must say he has done a great job passing over the Wookie baton.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

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  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Friday, May 3, 2019 6:39 AM

Bish

 

 
NucMedTech

Man, a sad announcement, Peter Mayhew passed away this past Tuesday. Let's give up a bit wookie growl in honor of the big man!

 

Wahroooo!!

 

 

 

Very sad. But i must say he has done a great job passing over the Wookie baton.

 

Here, here.  I think it was awesome they kept him in all the movies with sitting scenes and such.  And you are right...he has passed the baton off with class and style.  He will be missed.  I wonder if he got any scenes in Ep. IX?  That would be very fitting and a great ending for his career.  *ENDGAME SPOILER*  I was glad to see Mr. Stan Lee getting a final cameo in Endgame.

 

 

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Posted by hogfanfs on Friday, May 3, 2019 7:16 AM

Eagle90

 

 
Bish

 

 
NucMedTech

Man, a sad announcement, Peter Mayhew passed away this past Tuesday. Let's give up a bit wookie growl in honor of the big man!

 

Wahroooo!!

 

 

 

Very sad. But i must say he has done a great job passing over the Wookie baton.

 

 

 

Here, here.  I think it was awesome they kept him in all the movies with sitting scenes and such.  And you are right...he has passed the baton off with class and style.  He will be missed.  I wonder if he got any scenes in Ep. IX?  That would be very fitting and a great ending for his career.  *ENDGAME SPOILER*  I was glad to see Mr. Stan Lee getting a final cameo in Endgame.

 

 

Very sad, may he rest in piece. 

And I agree with you Eagle, nice to see Stan Lee's final cameo.

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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