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  • Member since
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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, September 10, 2020 5:39 PM

Bear has a sister?  Should keep life in the home interesting!

One of the advantages of having the Mustang was not having enough room to haul around too many people! Big Smile

Testors Model Master used to make a Blue Angels paint.  Amazon is still selling it, but it's awful pricey:  over $8 for the bottle!  Ick!

But here's the link:  https://www.amazon.com/Testor-Corp-Enamel-bottle-FS15050/dp/B008IUD9YS

They have it in acrylic, too:  https://www.amazon.com/Angel-Testors-Acrylic-Plastic-Model/dp/B0035LOWEQ

Also outrageously priced at over $16 for the little bottle!  Super Angry

Hobby Lobby online claims still to have the spray cans:  https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Model-Kits/Paint-Brushes/1972-Blue-Angel-Blue-Model-Master-Custom-Enamel-Spray-Paint/p/961

There's an interesting write-up about Blue Angels blue here:  http://tailspintopics.blogspot.com/2011/04/blue-angel-blue-and-gold-draft.html

It might be helpful.

Even our beloved FSM forums had a question about the blue way back when:  http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/2/t/27025.aspx

Hopefully you'll find something to work.  I'll be looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Galatians 2:16 on Thursday, September 10, 2020 12:09 PM

checkmateking02

 

 
Galatians 2:16

Oh ouch speeding tickets! That hurts. I could tell some funny stories about those...... 

How's your pup? I hope well!   Snail

 

 

 
At twenty years old, I had to scrap the Mustang last January.  Driving a Chevy Equinox now; much less temptation to speed.
 
Sergeant Saunders, our JRT is doing well; chasing cats.  Hope yours is also enjoying the dog's life.
 

 

Thanks Checkmate! Bear is doing swell! At the moment she's playing tug-of-war with a miniature tire with her sis. 

I'm sorry to hear you lost your car. Hey, at least you be able to carry around more people! And I wouldn't underestimate the speed on those newer cars Wink Not that I'm suggesting anything Indifferent 

I found a sheet of decals for various Blue Angels online. They seemed nice except that I failed to see the standard aircraft markings alongside the specialty markings. I may have to use some old decals I have. I still haven't decided on the proper blue paint...Hobby Lobby doesn't really have the best selection at the momens. Oh well, I may eventually settle on mixing paint. I have done that once before on a Vought Corsair I was working on years ago. Here's to adventure! Geeked

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 4:55 PM

Galatians 2:16

Oh ouch speeding tickets! That hurts. I could tell some funny stories about those...... 

How's your pup? I hope well!   Snail

 
At twenty years old, I had to scrap the Mustang last January.  Driving a Chevy Equinox now; much less temptation to speed.
 
Sergeant Saunders, our JRT is doing well; chasing cats.  Hope yours is also enjoying the dog's life.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Galatians 2:16 on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 2:50 PM

Oh ouch speeding tickets! That hurts. I could tell some funny stories about those...... 

How's your pup? I hope well! 

 

Brandon: Those are some good choices! Personally I favor the darker blue, but that's just me. Go with whatever one you feel you'll never get tired of looking at. Something that has tickled your fancy for a long time. I can't wait to see it!    Snail

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, August 27, 2020 8:46 AM

Galatians 2:16

 

 
checkmateking02

 

 
BrandonK

If I could make up my mind on a color for the Boss mustang, I would get it done. Ugh

BK

 

 

 
Red?  My '69 Mustang was "candy apple red," my 2000 Mustang was "laser-red topcoat."
 
Helps when you blast past the slower vehicles.  They can still see the car through the dust cloud.
 

 

 

 

Make sure they don't catch a license plate through that dust! Cool

Snail

 

Unfortunately they did once, Galatians; cost me $172.  Sad

The other two times, I only got a warning. Smile

Beautiful Mustangs, Brandon!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:32 PM

I was originally medium metallic red, it looked pretty good. But this time I'm going for something more OEM. Thinking maybe blue. We'll see. 

It used to look like this..

But I'm thinking this..

or this..

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

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Posted by Galatians 2:16 on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 6:46 PM

checkmateking02

 

 
BrandonK

If I could make up my mind on a color for the Boss mustang, I would get it done. Ugh

BK

 

 

 
Red?  My '69 Mustang was "candy apple red," my 2000 Mustang was "laser-red topcoat."
 
Helps when you blast past the slower vehicles.  They can still see the car through the dust cloud.
 

 

Make sure they don't catch a license plate through that dust! Cool

Snail

 Snail

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Posted by Galatians 2:16 on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 6:44 PM

BrandonK

If I could make up my mind on a color for the Boss mustang, I would get it done. Ugh

BK

 

Haha! That may be a problem, but picking a color at least can be a fun problem. Boy I can't wait to be past paintin. Smile

Snail

 

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 5:01 PM

BrandonK

If I could make up my mind on a color for the Boss mustang, I would get it done. Ugh

BK

 
Red?  My '69 Mustang was "candy apple red," my 2000 Mustang was "laser-red topcoat."
 
Helps when you blast past the slower vehicles.  They can still see the car through the dust cloud.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 2:28 PM

If I could make up my mind on a color for the Boss mustang, I would get it done. Ugh

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

  • Member since
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Posted by Galatians 2:16 on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 12:31 PM

Well in an effort to keep this group from going awol again, I just start out by saying that college has once again started up and Angel has been on the back burner. However, I have looked up the cockpit for her and am realizing what a challenge I shall have. The cockpits I have seen look pretty awesome! I am both excited and intimidated by the job ahead of me. I think I shall also extend this group build into another year (yes yes for me) and for for others who still would like to join. This will hopefully help eliminate some pressure? I hope you all will like this. Snail

 

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Posted by Galatians 2:16 on Monday, August 17, 2020 8:33 PM

Well actually, spreading it on sounds like that may work better. I'm going to have to try that method. 

For now though, I have to really begin researching the cockpit.

 

Snail

 Snail

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 3:57 PM

Thanks for the information.  I wondered if you spread it on, then let it sit to work for a while.  It sounds like a fairly labor intensive operation.

My dog isn't ever much interested; but the cats get intrusive sometimes.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Galatians 2:16 on Monday, August 10, 2020 4:38 PM

 

How are you applying the paint remover to the model?  Do you use a brush or what?

 

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Big Smile I've been using mostly paper towel, but I also have found and used an old toothbrush. Surprisingly, the paper towels work better. What I did was bought a bottle of brake fluid and pierced a few holes into half the seal. Then pouring some onto the towel, I'll then wipe that over the surface of the paint repeatedly until I see some coming off. Then I use a dry part of the towel to really wipe off the paint.

 

As for Bear, she really was interested. Indifferent All the world is a toy or a treat (if it's not scary). She's hanging out on my front porch as I speak. 

Snail

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, August 10, 2020 2:40 PM

Thanks, Galatians!

How are you applying the paint remover to the model?  Do you use a brush or what?

And:  hi to Bear.  Looks like she is pretty interested.

 

 

 

 

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  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Monday, August 10, 2020 12:43 PM

Looks like that paint is starting to come off. Hi, Bear! 

 
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Posted by Galatians 2:16 on Sunday, August 9, 2020 3:14 PM

Alright Checkmate! I have uploaded your finished resulted to the completed model photo list! They look great there. 

Here's the photos of the progress on Angel:

Bear says hi. Snail

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, August 8, 2020 9:06 AM

Yes

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Galatians 2:16 on Thursday, August 6, 2020 11:44 PM

Checkmate, you’re welcome!! I find that detail particularly important, and I’m thinking of perhaps incorporating it into a diorama for the Arizona I started. By the way, no I couldn’t remember that particular Wishbone Show, but now I really want to pull it up on YouTube.....;) Also, you really should read Jane Eyre! Great novel! I have to say, the classics like that and Pride and Predjudice, Treasure Island, etc. have a definite right to be “classics”. Thanks for your complement regarding my group picture! I don’t think there ever could be a more relevant picture. He is risen! Hoorah for that!  Snail

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, August 6, 2020 10:25 PM

Thanks for the kind words, Galatians.  I appreciate the GB for motivating me to fix up the ships!  Plus--I really liked the badge you produced.  Christus vivit!

Regarding the parting water, it's pretty easy to get the wakes in the shape you want them with the foil.  I didn't think I'd have that much control over gels and stuff like that, but with foil, it can be shaped and re-shaped until you get the effect you're looking for.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Galatians 2:16 on Thursday, August 6, 2020 6:40 PM

Awesome work Checkmate! They all turned out beautiful! I like the parting water on your last ship. No worries over the space, I can work with that. 

You are completely welcome to join again with another modelWink. And thank you for being here!

Thank you Greysnake for your care! I'm happy to have you back too!

As for me, here's the slow progress of my Angel. I have used brake fluid, and so far the enamel paint has come off pretty well. The acrylic paint on the underside actually has been coming off easily too. Unfortunately, removal of the paint has revealed some blemishe.... Apparently, while I was removing some parts from under the wing, I carved some lines into the wing. Oh well. I'll just have to sand it. Snail

 

(photos to come)

 Snail

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 9:00 AM

Thanks, GreySnake.  I appreciate it!  Compared to other techniques with various liquid media, aluminum foil oceans are fairly simple and less messy.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by GreySnake on Monday, August 3, 2020 5:28 PM
Those came out great checkmate! I’m impressed with how the bases turned out as well.  

 
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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, August 3, 2020 4:55 PM

Thanks, Brandon and John.  I don't think I'll every build another ship without first putting it on a base--for it's own good.

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, August 2, 2020 9:12 PM

Neat displays, CM.  I'm seasick already.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, August 2, 2020 8:17 PM

Those turned out great!! That is an amazing way to display all those ships. Well done!!

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, August 2, 2020 7:14 PM

Thanks, GreySnake!

So here they are, at sea.  I thought about taking a group shot of all four together, but that made the ships too small to see much.  I apologize in advance for taking up so much space.

1/700 Fujimi USS Lexington

1/700 Fujimi USS Saratoga 1944

1/700 Fujimi USS Wisconsin

1/700 Hasegawa USS Alabama

Thanks for running the GB, Galatians.  I appreciate the opportunity to re-fit the ships after their disastrous sortie in the storage box.  I should have put them on bases in the first place, so I won't make that mistake again!

I look forward to seeing how everyone's projects come out during the rest of the GB.  Fair winds and following seas.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by GreySnake on Sunday, August 2, 2020 8:00 AM
Glad to have you back Galatians! I’m glad things have improved for you and hope all is well with the dog. Glad to see the Hornet is starting to come along for you.
 
 
Jeaton01, looking forward to seeing how the 109 comes along. My father gave me the one he built he built when the kit first came out to play with after it got smashed in a move. It was pretty much the wings and fuselage at the point but I still had fun with it.
 
 
Checkmate, excellent work on the ships and bases!

 
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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, July 31, 2020 10:30 AM

Nice work getting the paint off, Galatians!  I haven't tried to do it for years, and it wasn't much of a success.  Looks like you are going to pull it off!

Is your dog a Rottweiler?  I knew people years ago that had two, and they were just big babies.  My kids were small, around nine or ten--and the dogs had no trouble playing with them.

As for the classics, no, I never read Jane Eyre.  Wishbone never did a TV show on that book.  But I did read Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Northanger Abbey.  I enjoyed both of them.

Do you remember the episode where Wishbone played David, as in David and Goliath?  I found it on youtube yesterday and watched it again.  It's titled "Little Big Dog."  I've seen worse versions with human actors.  

The book that gave me most trouble was Don Quixote.  That was a bit much to plow through!  Wishbone's version was much, much easier.

I was cleaning out a closet just two days ago, and found the box where I stored all of the books, so when I get some time, I going to start reading through them again.

Anyway, back to the plastic. 

I went through all the pieces that were lying in heaps in the storage box, and separated them for each individual ship.  I was surprised that a couple of them weren't as badly damaged as I first thought.

Lexington only had the flag staff knocked loose.  Unfortunately, when I tried to re-seat it, I broke the whole thing off, so I made matters worse.  I managed to fix it without further damage, so that's one done.

Alabama lost her flag, both her float planes, and a few of her 20mm guns, so that's not going to be too difficult.

Wisconsin had more damage, including part of the forward superstructure, a 5inch gun, a number of the 20mm's and her flag.  All three of her Kingfishers fell off and fell apart.  The pieces are shown below.  Worst is the photo-etch Mk 37 gun-directing radar, visible just above the Kingfisher on the right, with the base over to the left of the superstructure.  It not only got knocked off, but it was smushed all out of shape.  I hope to be able to straighten it out and replace it, instead of having to build a new one.  It will have to be repainted since some of the paint chipped.

Hardest hit was Saratoga.  She has a lot of gun platforms protruding from around the flight deck, and a number of them were knocked off completely; one had only come loose, but kind of flops around.  Photo shows a few of the gun decks below.

A couple of her 40mm's came off, along with about a dozen of the 20mm's.

One thing I learned after building my first ship (which was the Lexington) is that white glue holds these kinds of parts as well (or better in certain circumstances) than super-glue, so all these pieces were attached originally with white glue of some kind--either Elmer's or craft glue; so it shouldn't be too difficult to soak off the old glue with water and replace the parts with fresh glue.

Maybe I'm being too optimistic, but I'm hoping to finish them over this weekend, and set them out to sea.  I've got each ship glued to it's base already, so I don't have to touch the ship while I work on repairs.

And that's the story, Wishbone!  

 

 

 

 

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