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Weekend GB 2019-Closing soon!

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  • Member since
    January 2017
  • From: Colorado Springs
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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  • From: Boise ID area
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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  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
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

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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)!

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  • 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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  • From: Florida-West Central
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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    July 2014
  • 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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  • From: Colorado Springs
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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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, November 30, 2019 9:56 AM

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.

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  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Saturday, November 30, 2019 9:42 AM

Wow!  What great builds!  I'm a bit behind the 8 ball here.  I found enough building stuff to get started on the kit....except all my paints!!!  I can't find them!  But I started the build.  Here are a couple of pics.  The second pic was taken aroun 1011hrs. So I've got about an hours work in so far.  I've spent more time looking for the bloody paint!   LOL!

 

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, November 30, 2019 8:43 AM

So far so good.


Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, November 30, 2019 8:32 AM

That thing is awesome!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

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On deck: 

In the hole: 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, November 30, 2019 7:51 AM

Nice one lostagain! I could really pick out the weathering in that 3rd and 4th pic. Shame about the stickers. 

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

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Saturday, November 30, 2019 3:51 AM

There is some great work going on here.

Well the Yukizaki is finished. It was a tiny model with some good detail. It was a quick build that suited this weekend's schedule. The decals were not decals but stickers sadly.

First a fuzzy photo for proof of finishedness

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

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, November 30, 2019 12:53 AM

OK boys, The Zeek is ready for paint.

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Friday, November 29, 2019 11:10 PM

scottrc

I have the whole house to myself for the next 48 hours, so I'm starting my build.

 

Nice one Scott - it can go up against my entry last year...

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

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Posted by lostagain on Friday, November 29, 2019 11:02 PM

Nice work guys!

Well, the Yukizake is painted and assembled. Next will be the extensive decaling.

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

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Posted by lewbud on Friday, November 29, 2019 8:20 PM

Looking good Dave, Scott, Steve, Chad, and Mongoose! I think you'll be okay Tony, that thing's only got like 12 parts, you should have it together and painted by the bedtime.Big Smile

I'll have to look at it when I get home, but I might try and start the F-86D Sunday after I get off work.

More pics dadgummit!

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 Friday, November 29, 2019 6:55 PM

Excellent start everyone. Apologies for not looking through the thread as thoroughly as I should, I'll do that on Monday :)

I've had to change my kit for this weekend. I had chosen to do the Hobby Boss 1/72 Me 163B as Spate's all red aircraft, I had the kit, I bought the paint, but the decals that I thought I had were actually 1/32. Serves me right for not checking, lol. I've ordered the Printscale decals for this aircraft and may do it as a 2nd weekend attempt.

I've decided to stay with the Me 163 theme though, and this weekend's build will be the Condor 1/72 Me 163A. I'm off to a late start and it's already a busy weekend, so we shall see.

Here are my starting photos.

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by dwsrazor on Friday, November 29, 2019 6:49 PM

Getting there but those link and length tracks may take some time.

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Posted by TheMongoose on Friday, November 29, 2019 6:21 PM

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

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    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, November 29, 2019 5:39 PM

OK boys, I started the Zero.

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Posted by lewbud on Friday, November 29, 2019 5:11 PM

Good luck gentlemen!

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

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, November 29, 2019 4:23 PM

Buddy - I'm off and running.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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