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Secret Santa GB 2019/2020 - Get to building!!

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  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, February 7, 2020 10:22 AM

She'll be able to run laps around you now Art. So glad to hear.

 

The Fig 7 is almost there.

After several coats of acrylic varnish to add some depth, I added the final cotton.

Using very small pieces, I added the cotton to the base using the varnish.

After everything has dried. Notice the one of the 3D crew (not painted) leaning up against the superstructure. Next is to add some of these guys, repair the flight deck netting, add the rigid hull inflatable and helo. Oh yeah, I also broke one of the HF antennas with the airbrush, so that needs to be remedied Huh?

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, February 7, 2020 11:12 AM

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, February 7, 2020 12:13 PM

I love that Water Steve! Can't wait to see her with the crew.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Tamiya Me262

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, February 7, 2020 1:08 PM

BrandonK

 

LOL

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, February 7, 2020 6:38 PM

Here's a sneak peek of the 262. These birds had an interesting livery. They had a hard edged wavy camouflage and a light sporadic mottling applied in the field.  After I wrap this one up I have a British ship in the queue. There's no such thing as consistency on my workbench!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Tamiya Me262

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, February 7, 2020 6:47 PM

Very nice Chad. The Swallow had some very cool camo.

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  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Friday, February 7, 2020 10:20 PM

That water base is incredible!  Stick out tongue

Well done on that ME camo!

Still plodding along on my Leopard, but no photographic evidence at this time.  

 

Robert

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, February 9, 2020 11:15 AM

Mopar Madness

Here's a sneak peek of the 262. These birds had an interesting livery. They had a hard edged wavy camouflage and a light sporadic mottling applied in the field.  After I wrap this one up I have a British ship in the queue. There's no such thing as consistency on my workbench!

 

That camo looks amazing, Chad. I'm looking forward to seeing more.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Sunday, February 9, 2020 7:25 PM

MC and MM....nice work guys. Almost got them whipped.

After our meeting and dinner yesterday, and some beach time, got the rest of the office bits in, the wing together and the engine.  Hopefully get that painted later this coming week and detailed and decaled.  Pics to follow that.

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  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Sunday, February 9, 2020 7:55 PM

I snappen a quick picture of the mocked up tank. 

I would guess that construction is 85% done, I just need to make the time to pick up a rattle can of Tamiya NATO green at the LHS, but actual painting may not happen until it warms up outside.  I may just handbrush it with my Vallejo NATO green primer.  Still debating the merits of both ways.

Lastly, here are the tracks, indie links. The roadwheels and sprockets have a polycap, si I believe these are workable.  Not that I will be playing with them since all that holds it together is a small plastic pin and a vinyl-like link!  

Robert

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, February 10, 2020 9:16 AM

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, February 10, 2020 9:52 AM

Robert, that tank looks to be coming along nicely. Just go outside and paint it, even if it's cold, there are tons of cats around and you're wearing static generating clothing, it'll be fine. Wink

BK

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 9:32 AM

This is all I have left, the crew, helo and RHIB. I'm swamped working and going to real estate school at the moment so I only get about an hour or less to do anything. At the moment I'm painting the crew. I do need to make an officer or 2 though.

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  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Thursday, February 13, 2020 7:55 PM

PSA for everyone working with indie links: MAKE SURE YOU READ THE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE ASSEMBLING! 

I have 34 links like those on the left, solidly glued together, upside down and with the tooth in the wrong spot, before glancing at the directions, uttering an expletive, and realizing they should look like those on the right.

Hope is not lost, I just have to plan on those 34 being (installed upside down) behind the sideskirts and out of view.  There is hope yet for this making an appearance at a show in April!

Robert

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, February 13, 2020 9:26 PM

Steve - how do you paint those tiny people?!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Tamiya Me262

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, February 13, 2020 9:27 PM

Robert - I bet your heart sank when you figured that out! 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Tamiya Me262

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, February 14, 2020 10:12 AM

Chad, with a tiny brush LOL.

Robert, dang, I hate that. It sounds like you have a workable solution.

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Friday, February 14, 2020 11:42 AM

Robert - Oh snap!  I know the sickening feeling when the glue is dry and then you realize something is wrong!  GRRRRRR! Super Angry

Steve - A friend who has bought a couple of sets of Northstar 1/700 printed figures is still sorting out a way to paint them.

Good luck on your little men!

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, February 14, 2020 1:08 PM

Yeah G, I have several little dude sets, including Northstar. The only way I know of is just one at a time, one color at a time. the faces and boots is where it gets tricky.

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Posted by Eagle90 on Sunday, February 16, 2020 7:49 AM

Hey everyone....sorry for the absence.  I had a bit of an accident at work (which resulted in a concussion and 6 staples in the head), so I have been out of it for some time.  But, I'm back and better then before!  They did a CT scan after the accident and I now have proof that I have a brain!!  LOL!

I got back to the bench yesterday and have done work on the 109.  Man, what a great kit!  I couldn't be happier with the SS gift and how it is turning out!  I did some painting and decals yesterday and it is looking good!  I will take and post some pics today. 

Great work on all the builds in the GB!!!  Man, what inspiration!

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, February 16, 2020 10:33 AM

Wow Eagle,  best wishes for you my friend. 

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, February 16, 2020 11:15 AM

Eagle90
Hey everyone....sorry for the absence.  I had a bit of an accident at work

I'm glad to here everything is alright with you and now you are gifted with super powers; that is how this works right? Good to have you back.

Steve, painting all those little guys does not thrill me in the least but it must be done and we both have to do those on our 1/700. We will have to have some drinks when we are done to settle our nerves. LOL

I have begun work on the Dicker Max once again now that I have cleared the bench of the Spits. I am building the tracks: that shoud take me a week or so as I don't want to get to aggitaged doing them. I'll post up pics when I have more to show.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

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Posted by Eagle90 on Sunday, February 16, 2020 2:28 PM

modelcrazy

Wow Eagle,  best wishes for you my friend. 

 

Thank you sir.  I'm much better now.  It was an ordeal for a couple of weeks.  Work took good care of me but the concussion and staples were not a happy thing.  LOL!

 

 

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  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Sunday, February 16, 2020 2:29 PM

BrandonK

 

 
Eagle90
Hey everyone....sorry for the absence.  I had a bit of an accident at work

 

I'm glad to here everything is alright with you and now you are gifted with super powers; that is how this works right? Good to have you back.

 

Steve, painting all those little guys does not thrill me in the least but it must be done and we both have to do those on our 1/700. We will have to have some drinks when we are done to settle our nerves. LOL

I have begun work on the Dicker Max once again now that I have cleared the bench of the Spits. I am building the tracks: that shoud take me a week or so as I don't want to get to aggitaged doing them. I'll post up pics when I have more to show.

BK

 

Super powers in model building?!  Alright!!!  I might be able to decals nicely now and learn more on my AB!!!  LOL!

Thank you sir!  ;)

 

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, February 16, 2020 3:54 PM

Holy cow Eagle. 6 staples and a concussion in my book isn't classified as a "bit" of an accident! Indifferent So glad your back in action! 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Tamiya Me262

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Monday, February 17, 2020 11:34 AM

Mopar Madness

Holy cow Eagle. 6 staples and a concussion in my book isn't classified as a "bit" of an accident! Indifferent So glad your back in action! 

 

LOL!  I guess so.  It was not a fun ride, but hey, I'm back, and better then before.  LOL!

 

 

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  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Monday, February 17, 2020 9:28 PM

Good heavens, glad that turned out OK for you Eagle!

I have been continuing work on the tracks, this represents roughly 6 hours of work:

I'm doing them in runs of 17 to begin with, then will stick them together before painting.  I'm not sure of the structural integrity of the small plastic pins. 

Reviews say each length needs 83 or 84 links, and they were kind enough to include 180.  This gives me some margin to replace some of my botched tracks with the leftovers, though the margin keeps shrinking as the carpet monster has fed on two teeth and one vinyl link piece!

 I hope to be done in another 6 hours or so over a couple days!

Robert

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