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Weekend GB 2019-Closing soon!

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Posted by lewbud on Saturday, December 28, 2019 7:33 PM

Updated the front page with Lost and Bob's builds and SD's pic. Keep at it guys!

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

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Posted by bobbaily on Saturday, December 28, 2019 3:55 PM

Hey all-hope everyone had a happy holiday. I finally got to feeling better & finished the vacation trip to Dallas-back in town for awhile....anyway, got started this afternoon.  Little change though-building the Revell 37 Ford Pickup-newer molds so I figured things would go together better than a 40 year old MPC kit...

 

Waiting for Tamiya spray can primer to gas off before starting painting-Tamiya acrylics is the plan-gonna try to paint the body here in a few hours.

 

bob

 

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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Saturday, December 28, 2019 9:10 AM

lewbud

Congratulations SD! I look forward to your Huey!

 

Unfortunately I forgot that we had plans for Christmas so I did not even finish the building in time. I will post pictures as I continue, but I am working on the twelve days challenge right now.

   

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Posted by lostagain on Saturday, December 28, 2019 3:46 AM

Nice work there SD and Ernest, good detail and nice paintwork on both models.

So Ernest has reminded me I didn't do my beer and a build picture, so I am going to have to do another one.

Tamiya 1/48 Hetzer. Started 6:07 this morning.

6 hours n ready to start painting:

14 hours, two coats down

 https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4740/39804623811_9d42f5cfc1_m.jpg

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Posted by lewbud on Thursday, December 26, 2019 4:58 PM

Congratulations SD! I look forward to your Huey!

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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Thursday, December 26, 2019 5:04 AM

Finally I sprayed a lightened panzer grey on the centers of the panels and the highlights, painted the tires rubber black, used the red oxide to create wear on the high points and corners, and then dry-brushed with Light Sienna Weathering Powder from Vallejo.

Proof of completion:

Final pictures:

 

I had quite a bit of trouble with water in the airbrush during priming/painting, but other than that things went quite smoothly even when I got called into work and lost 12 hours. Lewbud; you can use the first or second pictures for the fron page. Now that I am finished with this one it is time to get to work on the Huey.

   

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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Thursday, December 26, 2019 4:41 AM

Assembly was completed:

Then primed with Vallejo Red Oxide Primer:

After letting the primer dry overnight I painted it with Mission Models Panzer Grey:

   

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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Thursday, December 26, 2019 4:10 AM

The kit muzzle brake was poorly molded:

So I replaced it with one from a PaK 40 in my spares box:

   

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Posted by lewbud on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 4:21 PM

SD and Mach, 

I've updated the frontpage with your builds. I look forward to them.

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Posted by Mach1 on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 4:05 PM

I'll give this a shot with a 1/72 Hasegawa F-20 Tigershark. I'll be looking to start New Year's Eve when I get home from work.

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Posted by lewbud on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 2:12 PM

Looking forward to it SD!

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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 8:46 AM

I have not done any painting in my new house yet so I decided to build this first as a trial to figure out what my problems are and how I should set things up.

The kit is a Dragon 7.5cm PaK 97/38 and the start time is 23/12 09:23.

   

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Posted by lewbud on Sunday, December 22, 2019 6:08 PM

Bob,

Totally understand. Hope you're feeling better soon.

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Posted by bobbaily on Saturday, December 21, 2019 9:37 AM

Morning all-throwing in the towel for this weekend-stomach bug hit yesterday morning-not bad but bad enough for me to crawl in bed at noon and spend the rest of the day/evening there-did have some good ginger ale & oyster crackers for dinner though!  Needed an early evening start time to let the primer gas off and paint today so that went out the window.

I should.... will be able to carve out 48 hrs for a build before the first of the year though.

bob

 

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Posted by lewbud on Thursday, December 19, 2019 6:26 PM

Jonathan and Bob,

Looking forward to your builds!

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

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Posted by bobbaily on Thursday, December 19, 2019 11:31 AM

First off, excellent work being performed here-everyone should be proud of their work.

Lewbud-I'm hoping to get started tomorrow after work-right now I'm thinking about building the MPC Soapy Sales Challenger Funny Car-I always gravitated to drag racers in my youth so this will be a bit of nostaliga...less the finger prints in the paint....I hope....

bob

 

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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 5:29 AM

I get most of the week off for Kerst, so I will be building this weekend. If I am feeling up to it I may even do two this week.

   

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Posted by lewbud on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 2:21 AM

Dave,

Way to go on the Humber! Can't tell that you had a paint problem.

Gentlemen,

I've updated the front page and I must say that there are some fine looking builds on it.

I've got Saturday off, so I might try for one of the 1/72 Dragon Humvees. Anybody else building this weekend?

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Posted by bufflehead on Monday, December 16, 2019 3:37 PM

Sorry to hear about the paint problem dwsrazor.  It still looks pretty good to me though!  Wouldn't it be cool to drive one of those around town!?!

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Posted by dwsrazor on Monday, December 16, 2019 1:33 PM

Well I am not very happy with the final result. The paint crazed when I applied the wash so I was not able to blend in the wash very much.  I skipped the primer coat which and I have done that before and gotten away with it but I guess the paint was too fresh or the bottle was too old and it did not adhere to the plastic very well.  I will let it sit for a week or two to let the paint harden and then attempt some touch ups and further weathering to cover it up.  For now though here is my finished build.

Lewbud you can use that last photo for the front page

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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Monday, December 16, 2019 12:13 PM

Nice work there. I have a five day weekend next week so I will be doing my builds then.

 

   

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Posted by bufflehead on Sunday, December 15, 2019 9:56 PM

Well after a bit of a rest and some food (finally!) I set up the photo booth and took some pics of the Su-85.  Lewbud, pick your favorite for the front page! 

For an old kit it actually went together well.  Most of the parts were suprisingly free of flash, mold lines were minimal and most of the parts fit very well, especially the upper hull. The weak points were the wheels and fuel tanks, holdovers from the ancient T-34 molds.  Both took an exceedingly long time to clean up.  Of course the sponsons were missing so I had to scratch a pair from styrene sheet.  Built mostly OOB except for the ice cleats which were way overscale.  Found some better ones in the spares box.  I added a resin tarp and sack, just to add some color variations to the monotone paint scheme.  Also I decided not to use the kit decals instead opting for dry transfers for the unit #s and I hand painted the recognition stripes on the sides, hence the messy paint job.  In retrospect I should have painted one on top of the hull!  Ooops!

To celebrate each successful Weekend Madness build I take a pic of my current favorite libation next to the model!  Cheers all! Toast

Lewbud, thanks for another great GB!  If I have time before the end I'll try one more...Whistling

 

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Posted by bufflehead on Sunday, December 15, 2019 8:05 PM

Thanks Lew!

Well here it is!  Just took 47.75 hrs to complete and I am dead beat!Dead Started at 6:00 PM Friday, finished at 5:45 Sunday.  Had to clean up the bench enough to take a pic of completion:

I need to grab a bite to eat and then set up the photo booth to take some worthy pics!  Be back in a few!

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Posted by lewbud on Sunday, December 15, 2019 2:11 PM

Ernest,

The SU-85 looks fantastic!

Dave,

The Humber is looking good! I was thinking a couple of days ago what to try next and one thought was to dig out the set of Dragon Psy-Ops Humvees and build one or maybe both. I can have one together and ready for paint in about an hour.

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Posted by dwsrazor on Sunday, December 15, 2019 12:07 AM

Looking good Ernest!   Paint job came out great!

Managed to get the paints and decals on tonight so I am in good shape.  A wash and some weathering tomorrow, install the wheels and should be done with time to spare.

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Posted by bufflehead on Sunday, December 15, 2019 12:00 AM

dwsrazor - the Hetzer came out great, luv the camo job!  Too bad it didn't make the deadline....been there, done that!! Black Eye  I really like that tiny braille scale Humber...got a thing for armored cars!  A couple more hours of assembly and it will be ready for paint - plenty of time!

Su-85 update:

Almost 16 hrs in and she's out of the paint booth.  Spent most of the day just getting all the little fiddly bits installed and, of course, a couple of wee parts sailed off into oblivion.  Wasted at least an hour searching.   Fortunately I found some extras from an old Tamiya T-34 sprue...yay!

I used the "Black & White" technique for painting.  Primed with Stynelrez Black, highlighted with Tamiya White and the base color was mixed from Mission Models Modern Russan Green and British Bronze Green, roughly 50/50.  Gotta finish assembling the wheels before bed and tomorrow its decal time!!

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Posted by dwsrazor on Saturday, December 14, 2019 4:36 PM

Good Star Bufflehead! 

First up is my finished pics of the Hetzer.  Did not make the deadline on this one but I did finish it eventually.

For my next attempt I pulled out something a little easier so that I can get a win.  If this goes well I may attempt a third build for this.

After 2 and a half hours at the bench the assembly is almost complete.  The wheels are not glued or cleaned up yet.  I might get to the paint today but have some commitments tonight so we will see.

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Posted by lewbud on Saturday, December 14, 2019 12:53 PM

Looking good Ernest!

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Posted by bufflehead on Saturday, December 14, 2019 2:56 AM

Well its almost 1 AM on Sat morning and I'm calling it quits for the evening.  5 hrs of work (dinner and The Mandalorian took a couple of hours! Stick out tongue) and the upper hull is almost done except for some fiddly bits that I'll install right before painting.

I'm feeling pretty good so far....my goal is to have it all painted up and ready for tracks on Sunday!

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Posted by bufflehead on Friday, December 13, 2019 8:12 PM

Hey Tony, the Me-163 came out great!  I really like Hobby Boss's Easy Assemly kits, especially for quick builds like this!  Detail isn't bad for something you can put together in a couple of days!

And we're off!

Tamiya 1/35 Su-85 on the assembly line, start time/day = 6:00 PM PST, Dec. 13, 2019!

Proof of unassembledness:

Looking forward to 48 hrs of modeling mayhem!!

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