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Weekend GB 2019-Let the mayhem begin!

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  • Member since
    November 2016
  • From: Sandy, UT
Posted by SteveCB on Sunday, December 8, 2019 5:13 PM

Here's the little Defiant.  It went well.

Hanging out to dry overnight.

Landing gear on

All done

Over 2 hours to spare

A fun build.

  • Member since
    July 2006
  • From: San Francisco Bay Area
Posted by bufflehead on Friday, December 6, 2019 9:22 PM

And it looks like I missed the first ones off the block!

lostagain - Congrats on being the first one to the finish line!!Bow Down Nice work on that little Yukizake!  I really like the bold colors!!

scottrc - She's tiny, but she's a beauty!  Great work on that little Fokker!  Sweet paint work!

Wow Steve!  Fantastic work on that Zero!  Can't believe you managed to produce such a looker in just 48 hrs!

mongoose - I really like your Berkut!  Its such a sharp and unusual looking jet and your black paint scheme makes it look so menacing!

Bangin' I-16 on the field, courtesy of Eagle 90!!  Congrats dude on a super build!

ajd5350 - Hey!  Finally a land based build!  Shoot em down dude, the Flakvierling came out great!

 

  • Member since
    July 2006
  • From: San Francisco Bay Area
Posted by bufflehead on Friday, December 6, 2019 9:02 PM

Hey Lew, I was planning on building the SU-85 this weekend, but I have too many other projects to finish first so I'm postponing the build til next weekend.  Turns out that weekend is better anyway since I have Friday off!

  • Member since
    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Friday, December 6, 2019 7:38 PM

Bumpity bump bump.

Going to start Sunday afternoon on the Hasegawa 1/72 Tornado in Tiger Meet markings I got as part of the Secret Santa build last year. Anybody else building this weekend?

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

  • Member since
    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 11:05 PM

Congratulations ajd! When you get the pics you like, post 'em and let me know which one you want for the front page. Well done sir!

Linus,

Get her stickered up and done! She's looking good.

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

  • Member since
    January 2019
  • From: Perth, Australia
Posted by Linus on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 1:47 AM
I was so close but so far:
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    October 2013
Posted by ajd3530 on Monday, December 2, 2019 11:32 PM

Finished, just in time. There are a few things might go and touch up later. Hopefull soon I'll put together a half-track to hoom this thing onto. I'll get some better pictures tomorrow in natural light.  image ru

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    January 2017
  • From: Colorado Springs
Posted by mawright20 on Monday, December 2, 2019 9:35 PM
I'll work on getting a better pic in the mix
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    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Monday, December 2, 2019 8:28 PM

Eagle,

Thanks, but it's you guys who make it interesting.

To all those going extra innings, keep at it and keep posting pics as you get it done!

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

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Monday, December 2, 2019 5:09 AM

Thank you all for the kind words.  It was a great kit and an awesome GB!

I have to agree with Mawright20.  With the family in, moving into a new house, not being able to find all my modeling stuff!  LOL!....this year was a bit more challenging then the past.  But that is good!  I love a challenge!

Thanks again Lewbud for a great GB!

 

 

  • Member since
    October 2013
Posted by ajd3530 on Monday, December 2, 2019 12:14 AM

Construction more or less complete. Need to hand paint the 20mms and a few bits. Only bugaboo with this kit is the way the wheels go together, you have a seem on the inboard side of the tire. The Mr. Surfacer used to fix that doing something screwy is the only thing that would have me pushing the deadline. Off to paint, 23 hours left. 

 

 

  • Member since
    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Sunday, December 1, 2019 9:54 PM

Congratulations Mongoose, Eagle, and Mawright! The front page has been updated with Mongoose's and Eagle's pic, just need a good pic from you Mawright!

To those that have gone into extra innings on their builds, keep at it. Don't let them become castaways on the Shelf of Doom.

Has anyone one seen Chad?

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

  • Member since
    January 2017
  • From: Colorado Springs
Posted by mawright20 on Sunday, December 1, 2019 9:05 PM

This was more challenging than I expected, more so with family commitments over the weekend. Nice job on the little Soviet, Eagle 90.

Finished this one earlier this evening before going to church.This has the markings of the section lead of dive bombers off the carrier Soryu during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Not the best, but managed it within the 48 hour time. lost a few small pieces along he way, and left off the small wings bombs that were a pain in the behind.

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  • Member since
    November 2016
  • From: Sandy, UT
Posted by SteveCB on Sunday, December 1, 2019 8:09 PM

Well, with 3 hours left, I knew it wasn't going to happen.  I had 2 different gloss paints to spray, and it's been far to cold here to get the paint to dry quickly.    I started Friday afternoon, and things went well. 

Then a couple of honey dos showed up, and those can't be ignored.  Sigh.  Here's where it ended up. 

I'll finish it up for the Vietnam Group.

 

I'll also re-enlist with this: 

I'll start next weekend.

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Sunday, December 1, 2019 6:41 PM

Well I did it!!!  Wasn't sure if I could pull it off, but I did.  What a great kit!  Granted, it is a weekend edition, but a great kit none the less.  Fit was good, decals actually worked well for me!  Over all a very nice kit.  I must confess...there was one thing I did not get to do....I did not get a chance to put a dull coat on it.  I will later, but after looking all over for it, then remembering I loaned my can of dull to my nephew (he is getting into building now).  LOL!  Oh well, I, can shot it when I get another can.

Anyway, great kit..AWESOME GB!!!  Thank you so much Lewbud for hosting it.  I will let you pick the pic for the front.  Thanks again for a great GB!  And awesome work everyone!!  Very inspiring indeed!

 

 

  • Member since
    April 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Sunday, December 1, 2019 6:33 PM

Excellent effort Mongoose. Great result. 

Its deadline time for me. I didn't make it but I'll finish it today or tomorrow. I'll reload again for next weekend with the Me 163B Hobby Boss 1/72 kit. Hopefully I'll have the decals by then.

Cheers

Tony

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

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, December 1, 2019 6:21 PM

Thx lewbud! Let's use this one...

In the pattern: A 23-Window MicroBus and an F-100 SuperSabre (foiled)!

  • Member since
    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Sunday, December 1, 2019 5:46 PM

Got the front page updated!

Mongoose,

The Berkut looks great! Which pic would like for the front page?

Keep up the good work guys!

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

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, December 1, 2019 5:23 PM

Just in case i need it here's an official close out photo Movie

 

and here's a nose on shot for you guys...

In the pattern: A 23-Window MicroBus and an F-100 SuperSabre (foiled)!

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, December 1, 2019 5:03 PM

Beautiful job Mongoose. 

Buddy, how about one of the head on pics.

I wouldn't mind doing another,  but the wife acts like I've abandoned her when I do this every year Confused

You'd think she would have gotten use to it after 6 years of doing this GB.

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, December 1, 2019 4:08 PM

Finished my Su-37 Berkut up this afternoon about 1pm. 6 hours to spare plus I was done in time to take it to the local club meeting! Lots of fun. I really think I'm going to switch to a smaller scale like 72 in the future. It's so rewarding to finish something in a weekend Balloons

So here's how she turned out.

 

In the pattern: A 23-Window MicroBus and an F-100 SuperSabre (foiled)!

  • Member since
    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Sunday, December 1, 2019 4:08 PM

Front page has been updated!

Steve,

The Zero looks great! What pic would you like me to use?

Mongoose,

Is she done?

Eagle,

Your Rat is looking good! Keep at it!

Ajd, Mawright, Chad, Tony, and G,

Keep at it guys! Looking forward to seeing your builds!

 

 

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

  • Member since
    April 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Sunday, December 1, 2019 2:38 PM

It's turned out to be a really busy weekend. I didn't get any time between about Saturday afternoon and Sunday evening, but I've still got 4 hours today. Here are the current shots of my Condor Me 163A. There's a lot of work to do on the seams, and the lower fuselage is a lot deeper than the nose, so there's a considerable step where that join will be. I'm not sure that I'll make it, but I'll try.

Cheers

Tony

 

 

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

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Sunday, December 1, 2019 2:22 PM

WOW!  What great builds. 

I have until tomorrow morning at 9ish, but it will have to be finished tonight...I have to be at work tomorrow.

Here are a couple of more pics.  I got it painted (was worried about that part), and now just need to get the decals on and add the prop and wheels.  It has been a fun kit for sure!

 

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, December 1, 2019 10:48 AM

Thanks guys,

I'm done. I wanted to do a kit that was a little more challanging than the last few years, and it was.

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, December 1, 2019 9:24 AM

Dang Steve that looks awesome. Love the shading and chipping. Cantbelieve how much you've done in 48 hrs!

ive got mine ready for a flat coat.Gear is on and the pitot is on for the 3rd time...twice for bumping it and once because I didn't like the piece of paint sticking off the side that i found in the picture below lol

I threw a toothpick in for size comparison Surprise


My youngest son said I've got a future as a jeweler in retirement...

 

In the pattern: A 23-Window MicroBus and an F-100 SuperSabre (foiled)!

  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Sunday, December 1, 2019 7:56 AM

modelcrazy

Going to bed and will finish tomorrow. All I need to do is add the lenses and that's it.

There were a couple things I forgot before sealing it up but all in all It's almost complete.

 

WOW Steve!  You finish turned out really good.

Scott

  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Sunday, December 1, 2019 7:55 AM

I first used Vallejo aircraft flats a few years ago and loved them.  I used saline as a dryer retarder.  I picked up the AIR brand blue and red with this Fokker kit and was instructed to use their airbrush retarder, which I did, and found that maybe with the high humidity, was why it was taking soo long to dry. It also took a long time of fiddling to find the sweet spot on my airbrush to get it to spray even.

I learned a great deal. 

Scott 

  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Sunday, December 1, 2019 7:49 AM

Thanks everyone for the comments.  

Lewbud, use the first photo.  

LOL on the Edward kit, I was thinking a Wingnut Wings kitBig Smile

Scott

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