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Resurrection GB
Posted by Galatians 2:16 on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 9:32 PM

Hello and welcome to the Resurrection GB! This is a group build for all those with a finished model that they just want to strip down and redo. If you have a childhood, early practice, broken, or just plain scary model that you’d like to see redeemed, come join this cleaning crew! Bring any model, any scale so long as it’s built, it’s not what you want it to be, and you’re up for a real challenge. This GB will run from August 2019 through August 2020. Please bring a before photo and the manufacturer and type of the model. (Exceptions can be made regarding this info because models may be so old that pictures or info may not exist any longer. Just let me know.) Please keep the discussions clean. Thanks. Big Smile Snail  

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Posted by Galatians 2:16 on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 9:33 PM

                 Resurrection GB Roster:

Galatians 2:16 - 1/48 Revell F/A18E   Super Hornet

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Greysnake - 1/35 Tamiya King Tiger

Before:

mustang1989 - 1/25 Jo-Han Pro Stock Maverick

Before:

Crown r n7 - TBD

plasticjunkie - 1/9 Esci BMW (finished)

Before:

After:

Rob Gronovius - Revell (former Renwal) M50 Ontos

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GMorrison - Hasegawa Pkw.K1 Kubelwagen Type 82 “Otto” with Marseille

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jeaton01 - Monogram Bf-109

Before:

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Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 4:58 AM

Thanks for starting this group build. Great idea!

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Posted by Galatians 2:16 on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 10:10 AM

Your welcome, but really thanks for your interest! I can’t wait, and I’ll have to get around to posting an update of my jet. I think I bought the wrong Purple Power though. Mine says deck and fencing.....Oh well. Snail

Oh, and by the way, do you remember the kit manufacturer and type of car, mustang and GreySnake? If not that’s ok. Thanks!Wink   

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Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 9:11 PM

Oh shoot! Sorry bout dat. It's the 1/25 Jo-Han Pro Stock Maverick.

                   

 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, August 1, 2019 4:59 AM

I'm looking.... I'll get back to you .

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, August 1, 2019 6:51 AM

I just recently resurrected an old Esci 1/9 BMW that I stripped and broke down to be repainted. It was completed but I still have the step by step pictures so can I enter it here?

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Thursday, August 1, 2019 12:01 PM

 

I have a circa 1983 Revell (former Renwal) M50 Ontos that I have stripped down and started to rebuild nearly twenty years ago when a friend gave me a partially built original Renwal kit in 2001.

I originally wanted to bring this kit up to modern standards by replacing the recoilless rifles with metal tubing, adding some new, more modern parts, etc. But then Academy did an updated kit so I decided to get that kit instead.

So now I have this old kit that I just need to reassemble and refinish. These photos were taken 9 years ago and the kit is just stuffed into an old box.

If you notice the road wheels, the kit uses solid inner road wheels. I converted some of the outer road wheels from the extra kit so the inner road wheels would look like they are supposed to.

With any luck, I can truly finish up this kit. When I was a child, my friend's big brother had one on a shelf and I thought it was the coolest looking thing ever. It was a holy grail until I got the reissued kit in 1983.

 Here's a link to my original thread I started nine years ago.

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/3/t/128149.aspx?sort=ASC&pi240=1

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Posted by GreySnake on Thursday, August 1, 2019 3:28 PM
This is the Tamiya 1/35 King Tiger Production Turret. This was the first armor model I built after returning to the hobby after a few years absence. Also the first model I used my then new airbrush and compressor on.
 
The first step was to remove the tracks, side skirts and tools. Everything came off pretty easy with no damage.
When I originally built this kit I did a poor job gluing the tracks together as can be seen here. Not much of a problem I’ll just stable the tracks it will be hidden by the side skirts.
The turret number decals came up with some scotch tape. There really wasn’t anything to remove from the turret. I would have liked to get the commanders machine gun removed but it’s really glued in and don’t care to mangle it.
 
Thankfully the gun barrel didn’t have a strong join and came off with some gentle pulling. This is going to make it much easier to sand versus being attached to the turret.
Next I turned my attention to the upper hull and was in for a surprise. I always wash my models before painting; just to remove the sanding dust. Well I was in a rush to paint that morning and used the misses’ hair dryer and applied too much heat. You can see where the hull has some warping. The engine deck was also sunk in some preventing the turret from sitting correctly. No idea why I never noticed it till now. With some work the upper and lower hull came free.
Luckily I have a spare King Tiger upper hull that I was using to practice zimmerit (anti-magnetic mine paste.) So I went ahead and cleaned up the putty and it’s good to go. 
On the old hull there were a handful of pieces I couldn’t remove. I just cut the hull apart till I got to said parts and used a blade to free them. With a little sanding and trimming to remove the extra plastic and the parts will fit like new.  
 
I've gone ahead and glue the upper and lower hull together and letting the parts dry.
 
My next steps are to make replacement grab handles for the drivers and machine gunners hatches. There’s also a few lifting hooks on the engine deck that will need replacement. Luckily I have a couple Dragon King Tigers that have extra hooks I can use.
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Posted by Galatians 2:16 on Thursday, August 1, 2019 6:30 PM

Mustang: Thanks! Your info has been added to the roster.

Plasticjunkie: Welcome we all will be grateful for your advice and input!

Rob Gronovis: You are cleared for entry! I can’t wait to see your upgrades. If perchance you end up scratch building parts, I will be very very interested in watching your progress. SmileSnail   

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Posted by Galatians 2:16 on Thursday, August 1, 2019 6:36 PM

GreySnake: sorry about the hair dryer! The same issue happened to a friend of mine who was actually trying to use heat to un-warp a wing. It melted. Tongue Tied Excellent description of your work so far! How will you make your handles? Keep us posted please! Snail

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, August 1, 2019 8:28 PM

This is the old Esci 1/9 scale BMW with side car that my brother bought for me in the early 1970's. He passed many years ago and have always kept this as a VERY special model.

I accidenrally deleted the 2 pictures showing how the model was before the rework . Here is the bike partially apart.

   The color I used back then was called Afrika Korps Yellow made by Humbrol back in the early 1970's. It had a pinkish tone and brushed beautifully without leaving any brush marks. 

The side car taken apart.

and the frame

Parts were sorted and separated into small plastic tubs

The side car gets an airbrushed coat of Model German Yellow Enamel. I stippled some steel paint on spots thenused liquid mask to create paint chips when peeled off.

Shot the headlight unit with the clear lens in place which was covered with liquid mask.

Liquid mask removed after the paint dried.

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, August 1, 2019 8:38 PM

The rubber tires were separated from their rims to have the dust colored paint removed that I applied 47 years ago.  

I used a variety of Alclad metallic shades to give life  the old tired parts .

A couple of broken/missing parts on the MG-34 mount were made from stretched sprue

The MG34 was repainted

The bike is all together now but still needs new markings.

more to come..................

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, August 1, 2019 9:32 PM

I don't have anything to resurrect or redo but I'll be watching.

Great looking bike PJ.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, August 1, 2019 9:54 PM

modelcrazy

I don't have anything to resurrect or redo but I'll be watching.

Great looking bike PJ.

 

Thanks Steve. 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, August 2, 2019 4:55 AM

Jeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez!!! That's one helluva bike you've got there Ernie! Ahem.....forty seven years ago?? Here I thought you were probably in your 40's all along.Indifferent

                   

 

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Posted by GreySnake on Friday, August 2, 2019 10:08 AM

Galatians 2:16

GreySnake: sorry about the hair dryer! The same issue happened to a friend of mine who was actually trying to use heat to un-warp a wing. It melted. Tongue Tied Excellent description of your work so far! How will you make your handles? Keep us posted please! Snail

 

 

Not a big deal with the hair dryer. Just teaches me not to rush stuff like I used to.  The handles were going to be made with stretched sprue. Normally I’d use 0.05mm copper wire but don’t have any on hand. This did not happen as you will see.
 
 
PJ that is excellent work on the BMW!
 
 
Got more work done on the King Tiger yesterday evening. Put on a few podcasts and got into the zone.  I got so caught up working that I forgot to take in progress photos. So the finished work will have to do.
 
 
Completed work on the turret and gun barrel. The seams have been removed from the barrel and look much better. The only other thing the turret needed was a handle for the loaders hatch. The original plan was to make the handle with stretched sprue. But then I realized my other Tamiya King Tiger that’s still in the box had an extra handle, so that was replaced.
 
The engine deck parts from the now junked hull were glued onto the replacement. You’ll notice the little grey lifting hooks taken from a Dragon King Tiger as it comes with four extra. Yes the engine deck should have photoetch grills but I really don't care to throw extra money at this kit.
 
Front of the hull was next. The hatches, vision ports and guards from the old hull were glued on. My other Tamiya King Tiger also had extra handles for the hatches so those were glued on.
 
And here’s the cat ready for a bath and primer. I thought about removing the paint on the turret but I think the primer should even everything out. From here on out I can treat the model like any other model.
The only thing I’m not happy with is having the road wheels glued on. I always paint those separately. The good thing is the road wheels were all steel so I don’t have to paint the rubber rims like on most tanks.
 
 
I’m also trying to decide on what camouflage to paint the tank. I’m thinking about going with a late war ambush scheme much like on this Panther.

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, August 2, 2019 12:20 PM

GreySnake
When I originally built this kit I did a poor job gluing the tracks together as can be seen here. Not much of a problem I’ll just stable the tracks it will be hidden by the side skirts.

 
If the tracks fit too tightly, you can look to see if you can relocated the idler or sprocket mounts inward in order to loosen the stretching. Many Tamiya kits are designed with tight track runs because they have motorized options.
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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, August 2, 2019 8:54 PM

mustang1989

Jeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez!!! That's one helluva bike you've got there Ernie! Ahem.....forty seven years ago?? Here I thought you were probably in your 40's all along.Indifferent

 

LOL Joe, I wish I was in my 40s again! I will hit 64 later on this year.  Yes this bike is pretty awesome specially for its age. 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, August 2, 2019 8:56 PM

Hey thanks snake. Have you seen the octupus scheme on the King Tiger? It looks super cool.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, August 2, 2019 9:13 PM

I found more pictures of the bike. I went with my own stencils for the Panzer Lehr Div. that had heavy casualties during the Normandy Invasion.

I freehanded the unit badge on masking tape then used an Xacto to cut it out. Then it was applied to the front of the side car and hand brushed on.

Tape removed

same for the back

tape removed

I used spare tag decals from another bike I have and the BMW was done.

I will eventually use a wood base with terrain material to display it. Click on the pictures for closeups.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, August 2, 2019 11:53 PM

That's awesome PJ.

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Posted by GreySnake on Saturday, August 3, 2019 6:12 PM
Rob,
 
This was the newer version of the King Tiger that came out around 1993 as I recall. It doesn’t have motorization holes. The problem I believe with the tracks not staying together is how they glue together. There’s just not a lot of surface area to glue the tracks together. Here’s a picture comparing the tracks from the Jagdtiger on the left and my other King Tiger on the right.
 
I did look into trying to the idler and sprocket mounts free but it’s a no go. I’m going to go ahead and staple them as the side skirts will hide the tracks pretty well. Much like not adding PE grills to the engine deck I don’t care to throw money for AM tracks at this kit.
 
PJ, the BMW came out really well. The brush painted Panzer Lehr marking looks very nice.
 
I have seen the octopus camo. It’s a little more work then I want to do right now. Want to keep this restoration quick and easy. I have a couple builds that I’m bogged down in right now so this is a nice distraction.
 
The tank was primed this morning with Tamiya’s spray can primer. Was pleased to see the barrel has no seams. The sides of the hull needed a little more sanding to even out the failed zimmerit job. My cats also seemed to have donated some hair to the tank so those got sanded out as well.
I might try doing some pre-shading before the base color. It may be a few days before I can airbrush. Right now it’s hot and humid, which isn’t a good mix for painting. My paint setup is in the garage so I’m at the weathers mercy till the monsoon season clears up.
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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, August 4, 2019 6:09 AM

Thanks Steve!

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, August 4, 2019 6:14 AM

 Thanks Snake. I live in Central Florida and man it gets hot here too. My painting is also done in the garage where in the afternoon it can feel like an oven so I do my painting before noon time.

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, August 4, 2019 10:37 AM

GreySnake
Rob,
 
This was the newer version of the King Tiger that came out around 1993 as I recall. It doesn’t have motorization holes. The problem I believe with the tracks not staying together is how they glue together. There’s just not a lot of surface area to glue the tracks together. Here’s a picture comparing the tracks from the Jagdtiger on the left and my other King Tiger on the right.
 
 

Tamiya did do a single link set of tracks for their newish King Tiger.

This set is expensive on eBay, but you should be able to find it for much less.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tamiya-German-King-Tiger-Separate-Track-Links-in-1-35-35165-ST/153454378687?epid=1300233582&hash=item23ba97febf:g:GjIAAOSwjUxbNb0f

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Posted by GreySnake on Thursday, August 8, 2019 2:40 PM

plasticjunkie

 Thanks Snake. I live in Central Florida and man it gets hot here too. My painting is also done in the garage where in the afternoon it can feel like an oven so I do my painting before noon time.

 

Right now my cut off time for airbrushing is around 9AM or so. I wake up around 4AM everyday so sometimes I’ll go out and paint before the sun comes up.

Rob Gronovius

 Tamiya did do a single link set of tracks for their newish King Tiger.

This set is expensive on eBay, but you should be able to find it for much less.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tamiya-German-King-Tiger-Separate-Track-Links-in-1-35-35165-ST/153454378687?epid=1300233582&hash=item23ba97febf:g:GjIAAOSwjUxbNb0f

 

I’ve searched around for the Tamiya set but have come up short at least available in the US. There’s a few available from Japanese and Chinese sellers that I might consider. Again just not thrilled to throw at least $20 at this kit.   
 
The weather has been nice so I was able to work on the King Tiger just a little. Figured I might as well try out pre-shading for a change. I used Tamiya’s NATO black and this was my first time attempting pre-shading. Think it looks okay.
 
 
Next up will be a base coat of Tamiya XF-88 Dark Yellow 2. 

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 8:27 PM

Looks good snake. The preshading will give it some depth.

Have been sidelined with home things but finally found the wood base at HL and used the 40% disc. coupon. I stained the areas that will not get covered up with terrain.

I think the chipping came out good.

More to come....

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Posted by Galatians 2:16 on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:42 AM

Awesome work everyone! Sorry I haven’t been around lately. I fell off the edge of the earth and it took a while climbing back up.   Stick out tongue  As for my poor model.....Ugh the “Deck and Fencing“ Purple Power was not a substitute for the real Purple Power. One of my parts now has crystallized stuff all over it. (I’m sure it will wash off). Next step for me.....AutoZone for the real stuff. Be back with photos. If I should fail to return, know that I am in 

Space, the final frontier

These are the voyages of the Starship Galatians, 

My five years mission (about right for my projects)

To explore strange new worlds
To seek out new modeling methods
And new models (duh) 
To boldly go where no man has gone before (with detailing, and amount of money spent)..................Snail   

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Posted by GreySnake on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 5:28 PM
Thanks PJ and the motorcycle is looking good. The chipping looks very nice.
 
Galatians: Sorry to hear the paint is fighting you.
 
Got some paint on the King Tiger finally. It’s been really hot so I only have a narrow window to paint. Good thing I usually wake up around 0400 every morning. I might have gone over a little heavy and covered more of the black then I would have liked.
 
 
I’ve temporarily attached the side skirts to make lining up the camouflage easier. Next up will be the dark green and red brown camouflage. 

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