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Weekend GB 2019-Closing soon!

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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)!

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

 

 

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    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.

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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)!

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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

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  • 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 

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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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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Sunday, December 1, 2019 4:31 AM

Thanks for the kind words guys.

Really like the Fokker Scott, great finish and a colourful scheme. Hard to tell it is a 1/72 kit.

The Zeke is coming along well Steve, great work fitting the silvering in the time frame.

Looking forward to seeing the other builds completed.

As always Lewbud, thanks for running the GB, wouldn't miss it.

ANd the second photo please

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Posted by lostagain on Sunday, December 1, 2019 3:37 AM

TheMongoose

 

 
scottrc

Here is an update from yesterday

I had a number of issues with the Vallejo AIR paint being way too transparent with both the blue and the red.  I had to go back and do a primer coat to get the top layers to look uniform.  The paint also seems to take forever to dry.

I am just now assembling, which shouldn't take long. This is a really neat little kit.

 

 

 


Hey scottrc ive used the vallejo air alot. Your note about it not drying fast sparked a memory for me. Got a lesson from Vallejo at ipms nationals a year ago. What they showed me was to put it on in very thhin layers. the rep was painting a 1/48 scale spitfire. He started at the front and by the time he worked to the back the paint up front was dry. Really changed my experience with their paints. Also had better luck removing tape from it...i still don't trust it but it can work. Now it put on multiple thin coats. It just takes a bit to build it up. I've used their primers as well. They are even more Sensitive to thickness, has to go on "air thin"! Hope sharing my experience is helpful in some way. Cheers Beer

 

Yep, also had issues with the Air products. When I have used the primer and the metallics I have needed vallejo thinner and retarder to stop tip drying. Once I understood that (and the thin coats) they went really well.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, December 1, 2019 12:20 AM

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.

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, December 1, 2019 12:15 AM

You are all amazing.  I don't participate in this build just because I build when I can, but I'm seriously impressed by the work you get accomplished.  Fun to watch!

Thanks,

John

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Posted by lewbud on Saturday, November 30, 2019 11:46 PM

Forgot the troublemaker G. Was about to call shenanigans on you, but you fessed up. Looking forward to seeing your Crusader.

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

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Posted by lewbud on Saturday, November 30, 2019 11:43 PM

Congratulations Lostagain for being the first over the finish line!Bow Down

Congratulations to Scottrc on finishing his DVII!  It's a good thing you didn't build the Eduard 1/48 kit. It would take you two weekends just to get the rib tapes on. Which pics would y'all like for the front page?

Dave, 

I feel your pain. Get'r done and try again.

Steve, Chad, Mawright, and Mongoose,

Keep at it guys! Y'all are  doing some outstanding work.

I was going to start the F-86 tomorrow after work, but as I was perusing the parts, it seems the previous owner had started construction rendering it useless for this build. Back to the stash I go.  Don't know what I'll build yet, but I have basically four days off starting next Saturday.

 

 

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

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Posted by scottrc on Saturday, November 30, 2019 11:19 PM

I'm done with 7 1/2 hours left to spare.  Whew!  I didn't know if I was going to make it with the paint issues, but its done.  Thank goodness the DVII didn't have any rigging other than a few lines off the landing gear, which I choose to omit.

Its a tiny critter

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Posted by mawright20 on Saturday, November 30, 2019 10:08 PM

So here is where we sit on the Val, a little delayed in getting started last night. The kit is a 1/48 Hasagawa kit and finishing it similar to the boxart, carrier Soryu, Dec '41. i was surprised there was no raised detail on the one piece canopy, either inside or outside. i'm borrowing the two piece from an older 1/48 kit for this build. Don't know how well this will get completed by 6:00 PM tomorrow night, but we'll see. Image may contain: phone and outdoor No photo description available.  No photo description available.Image may contain: table and indoor No photo description available.No photo description available.No photo description available.Image may contain: shoesNo photo description available.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, November 30, 2019 9:43 PM

Nice job GM

31 hours in and the gear is drying. I still need to add a little weathering, dot filtering and exhaust staining.

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    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, November 30, 2019 9:09 PM

BS...that's a Weekend GB from a couple of years ago that I rehabilitated today in between coats of paint on this year's model.

Speaking of... it's been raining all weekend like a cow over a flat rock.

Makes painting nearly impossible. I'm not going to finish tomorrow by 10.00 a.m. But I'll do what I can.

Afterburner:

Bang seat:

Intake and cockpit work:

Flight surfaces:

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, November 30, 2019 9:02 PM

Started at 10.00 a.m. Friday morning. Wrapped it up around 3.00.

 

 

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Posted by scottrc on Saturday, November 30, 2019 8:58 PM

TheMongoose

 

 
scottrc

Here is an update from yesterday

I had a number of issues with the Vallejo AIR paint being way too transparent with both the blue and the red.  I had to go back and do a primer coat to get the top layers to look uniform.  The paint also seems to take forever to dry.

I am just now assembling, which shouldn't take long. This is a really neat little kit.

 

 

 


Hey scottrc ive used the vallejo air alot. Your note about it not drying fast sparked a memory for me. Got a lesson from Vallejo at ipms nationals a year ago. What they showed me was to put it on in very thhin layers. the rep was painting a 1/48 scale spitfire. He started at the front and by the time he worked to the back the paint up front was dry. Really changed my experience with their paints. Also had better luck removing tape from it...i still don't trust it but it can work. Now it put on multiple thin coats. It just takes a bit to build it up. I've used their primers as well. They are even more Sensitive to thickness, has to go on "air thin"! Hope sharing my experience is helpful in some way. Cheers Beer

 

 

Thats exactly what I had to do, spay it on in thin layers.  The humidity is nuts today at 86%.  Not a good technique on a build that I need to do within 48 hours.  But at least the part count is really small.  I used a jig to put the wings together and now everything is assembled and I'm letting the glue dry good before applying the decals. Pics at 11Big Smile

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    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, November 30, 2019 8:48 PM

scottrc

Here is an update from yesterday

I had a number of issues with the Vallejo AIR paint being way too transparent with both the blue and the red.  I had to go back and do a primer coat to get the top layers to look uniform.  The paint also seems to take forever to dry.

I am just now assembling, which shouldn't take long. This is a really neat little kit.

 


Hey scottrc ive used the vallejo air alot. Your note about it not drying fast sparked a memory for me. Got a lesson from Vallejo at ipms nationals a year ago. What they showed me was to put it on in very thhin layers. the rep was painting a 1/48 scale spitfire. He started at the front and by the time he worked to the back the paint up front was dry. Really changed my experience with their paints. Also had better luck removing tape from it...i still don't trust it but it can work. Now it put on multiple thin coats. It just takes a bit to build it up. I've used their primers as well. They are even more Sensitive to thickness, has to go on "air thin"! Hope sharing my experience is helpful in some way. Cheers Beer

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

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    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, November 30, 2019 7:42 PM

So far so good on the Berkut. Gloss is on. Tomorrow decals, glue on all non-black parts, and then dull coat. 

 

now my daughter wants me to work on a doll house with her so off to the next project.

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 Saturday, November 30, 2019 6:05 PM

Here is an update from yesterday

I had a number of issues with the Vallejo AIR paint being way too transparent with both the blue and the red.  I had to go back and do a primer coat to get the top layers to look uniform.  The paint also seems to take forever to dry.

I am just now assembling, which shouldn't take long. This is a really neat little kit.

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    December 2016
Posted by dwsrazor on Saturday, November 30, 2019 6:01 PM

I'm  6 hours past my deadline and still not done.  Those link and length tracks were a killer.  My motivation was lackluster though so can't blame it all on the kit.

Here is where it currently sits.  I will finish this and try again another time.

 

Lostagain congrats on the finish.

Everyone else keep going

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Posted by Eagle90 on Saturday, November 30, 2019 4:57 PM

Here's a couple of more pics.  Going together very nicely!  Hoping to have the majority of the building done late tonight, let it sit over night, paint tomorrow....which by the way...I FOUND MY PAINT!  LOL!  I was actually helping my little one in his room and there was the tote with all my paints in them!  Man, did I do the happy dance.  LOL!

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, November 30, 2019 2:34 PM

I had A little setback due to a silver base coat issue but back on track. I'm letting everything dry for a couple of hours and taking a break.

Once everything is dry I start the chipping and decals, then weathering.

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Posted by mawright20 on Saturday, November 30, 2019 10:35 AM
I see other problems...Michigan vs, Ohio State (Go Blue!). and having promised the younger members to go hunting for opening day antelope. Priorities....
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Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, November 30, 2019 10:05 AM

modelcrazy

The only problem with this GB is there's no time to look at anybody elses builds until your finished with yours. What I've seen looks good.

 

Ya tell me about it! I am easily distracted. 
here's where I'm at this morning. These seems are slowing me down but i can do this.

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

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