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Weekend GB 2019-Closing soon!

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  • From: San Francisco Bay Area
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.

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

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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!

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

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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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Posted by lewbud on Friday, December 13, 2019 7:24 PM

Thanks Michael. I got it and have updated the front page with yours and Tony's builds.

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

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Posted by mawright20 on Thursday, December 12, 2019 9:21 PM
Lewbud, I forwarded a pic of my completed Val to you on your public email. Let me know if that doesn't work.
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Posted by taxtp on Thursday, December 12, 2019 4:09 PM

Hey Lewbud,

Here's a photo for the front page. Thank you so much for hosting this GB each year, I look forward to it every time.

Cheers

Tony

 

 

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

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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 11:20 AM

lewbud

 

 
Have a good trip.
 

Not quite sure it counts as a trip as I have intention of returning, but thank you for the intention.

   

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 9:53 AM

Yeah Buddy, the time can get away fast. I forgot to add the stick to the Zero as well but the canopy attached so nicely, I didn'y want to mess it up to put it in.

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Posted by lewbud on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 2:49 AM

Mawright,

Need a good pic for the front page.

Tony,

That little Me-163 is the bee's knees. Congratulations on getting her done! Get me a good pic for the front page.

Dave,

Looking forward to pics of the Hetzer and your next build.

Now for my latest adventure in poor time management skills. I set out to build Fujimi's 1/72 EA-6A. The plan was start at 2000 hours on Sunday, which meant I would finish her as I had to leave for work on Tuesday evening. Unfortunately, I got started a couple of hours late, and my lollygagging got worse from there.

Proof of unstartedness.

First pieces glued together.

There were several of these to contend with.

The wings.  There is a wing fence missing that you have to add in construction. Don't know why they didn't include it in the mold.

The beginning of the second day. This is when things started to go off the rails time managementwise as I had the day off, I figured I had plenty of time. I was wrong.

I forgot how complex a shape the A-6 airframe is. The fuselage consists of five pieces for the basic airframe, two halves, and three pieces to complete the underside. Fortunately the fit was very good and ran along existing panel lines. The top of the fuselage, not so good.

Here's where I called it a day, roughly 27 hours into the build. I forgot to take pictures of the completed cockpit and the intake and exhaust trunks that are hidden by the closed fuselage. I had to take the seats and control stick out so I could get the instrument panel in. At least it was looking like an airplane.

And this where I called quits after getting ready to come into work. I reinstalled the seats (I think I forgot the control stick) masked and installed the canopy and primered it. To be honest, I was quite apathetic towards this build at this point and was planning on writing it off, but I thought I would at least try to get the underside white painted before going to work. Unfortunately, I rushed the job and ended up with some paint runs, which means having to wait a couple of days until they dry and I can sand them off.  Here is where she sits now.

I'll try again, just don't know with what yet. I had plenty of time, I just didn't utilize it correctly.

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

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Posted by dwsrazor on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 12:16 AM

That looks pretty awesome Tony!

Congrats to everyone who has finished so far! Toast

I have finished my Hetzer and will post some pics as soon as I can.  As I did not make the deadline with that one so I will start another one as soon as I have a couple of days to spare again.  Maybe this Thursday or Friday.

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Posted by taxtp on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 11:19 PM

This thing really was mayhem, I don't recall any previous one being this mad. I didn't know if I would make it or not, but I've just scraped in, and I've ended up taking the photo eight minutes late because I was stuck on a conference call and couldn't use the camera. Here are the rest of my WIP shots and the completion photo.

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by lewbud on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 5:13 PM

Sailing_Dutchman

According to the rules "1. All models must be 100% unstarted."

Does this mean that all the sprues must be intact? If so then I may not be able to take part in this build as all the kits that could be built in time have the sprues dismantled so that I could bring them with me overseas.

 

SD,

Parts can be off the sprue, but no assembly. Have a good trip.

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

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Posted by SteveCB on Monday, December 9, 2019 8:49 PM

Thanks!  You can use the last one.

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Posted by taxtp on Monday, December 9, 2019 7:36 PM

Nice work on the Defiant there. I've finally finished the Condor 1/72 Me 163A, which didn't make the deadline...

Now I've started the Hobby Boss 1/72 ME 163B, which will be finished as Spate's all red Komet, which was my original plan. The decals are from Printscale.

Current status : 

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Monday, December 9, 2019 1:17 PM

According to the rules "1. All models must be 100% unstarted."

Does this mean that all the sprues must be intact? If so then I may not be able to take part in this build as all the kits that could be built in time have the sprues dismantled so that I could bring them with me overseas.

   

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Posted by lewbud on Monday, December 9, 2019 11:08 AM

Ernest,

Whenever is best for you is fine.

Steve,

Nice job on the Airfix classic!  Which pic would you like for the front page?

I called an audible and now I am building Fujimi's 1/72 EA-6A Intruder.  Also started the A-6A, but am just going to concentrate on one. Pics soon.

 

 

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

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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.

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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!

 

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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!

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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.

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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.

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  • 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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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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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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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.

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