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

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 3:39 PM

Looks great, Steve. Those benders are the bee's knees for sure.

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Posted by Glamdring on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 8:12 PM

Excellent job on the ship, Steve.  What kind of bender is that?  I'm in the market for a smaller one than my (currently MIA) Hold N Fold.  

I see the Bug, or whatever it's called, and some put out by Trumpeter at 2/3 the price.

Robert

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 11:41 PM

Glamdring

Excellent job on the ship, Steve.  What kind of bender is that?  I'm in the market for a smaller one than my (currently MIA) Hold N Fold.  

I see the Bug, or whatever it's called, and some put out by Trumpeter at 2/3 the price.

 

Yeah, that's the one. They make smaller ones. She got it off Amazon.

"Photo Etch Bending Tool The BUG RTH Hold and Fold Workstation by VCSHobbies"

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Posted by Mach1 on Sunday, January 12, 2020 4:21 PM

Started putting glue (and paint!) to styrene on the Panzer IV.

Here's a shot of the sprues in box.

... and here's my progress so far on the road wheels.

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Posted by goldhammer on Sunday, January 12, 2020 5:31 PM

Got my AK paint set for IJN colors.  Only thing missing was the prop color and the instructions only call it out by "propeller color".  Dropped off my lady at PDX today for a flight back to Baltimore for a week.  Picked up a bottle of Tamiya lino brown and one of MM dunkel braun .....it looks close I think.

Can finally get started on her.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, January 12, 2020 7:11 PM

GH, "prop color" will typically mean brown, like a dirt brown or similar, on the back side and silver on the front.

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Posted by goldhammer on Sunday, January 12, 2020 7:23 PM

Thanks MC.  Will probably go with the dunkel braun on the backside then, after I double check what both look like dry

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, January 13, 2020 11:53 AM

GH, I use the Mr color 131 prop color. Compared with various other browns I have the Tamiya XF-79 is the closest match. I spent many weeks researching the correct colors for my Zero so I'm comfortable with the prop color. I'm looking forward to seeing yours build up.

BK

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, January 13, 2020 11:55 AM

Mach1

Started putting glue (and paint!) to styrene on the Panzer IV.

Here's a shot of the sprues in box.

... and here's my progress so far on the road wheels.

 

Ah yes, road wheels for days. I feel your pain. I'm gonna enjoy watching the Panzer come to life.

BK

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Posted by goldhammer on Monday, January 13, 2020 1:33 PM

Thanks BK.  No Mr color on hand, I'll check for the Tamiya.

Ah ha....lino brown.  All set then.

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Posted by Glamdring on Monday, January 13, 2020 8:42 PM

I finally got to snipping and gluing last weekend...feels good to get back to it.  There has been modest progress on the Leopard:

I've been kind of hopping around the instructions, as per my usual building methology.  I think I shot myself in the foot with painting by installing the tow hooks already, but we'll see! 

Robert

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, January 16, 2020 9:42 AM

Here's is a quick shot of where I am with the Perry. Just the hull railing and the helo and it's done, well, and finish the flight deck. Then on to attaching the masts and the painting. I'm going to do the same process as I did with the Spruance, which BTW is waiting for the Perry to get done so I can complete the water at the same time.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, January 16, 2020 10:13 AM

She's looks the business Steve! 

Chad

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Posted by Glamdring on Friday, January 17, 2020 9:25 PM

A quick update, I assembled the MEXAS armor that goes on the turret.  Each side is two modules, and each module consists of 3 parts.  Took some dry fitting and imagination with the first one, but afterwards they went smothly.

Robert

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, January 18, 2020 5:59 PM

Got the cockpit bits done today. Fit and finish is typical Tamiya! I am doing this one completely 0TB so kit supplied seatbelt decals were used.

Chad

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, January 18, 2020 11:23 PM

Nice start Robert.

Chad, your pit looks awsome.

I'm done with the PE, now on to the paint.

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, January 19, 2020 11:18 AM

It looks like most of us are moving along with our builds.

Robert, I can't wait to see more of this one.

Chad, the pit looks amazing. Again, I can't wait to see more of this one.

Steve, that PE is incredible. You should send the pics to Eduard to use as their advertisement pics. It seems a shame to cover it with paint.

BK

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Posted by Mach1 on Sunday, January 19, 2020 7:57 PM

BrandonK

 

 
Mach1

Started putting glue (and paint!) to styrene on the Panzer IV.

Here's a shot of the sprues in box.

... and here's my progress so far on the road wheels.

 

 

 

Ah yes, road wheels for days. I feel your pain. I'm gonna enjoy watching the Panzer come to life.

 

BK

 

Thanks, BK.

I actually don't mind doing road wheels - although a Churchill or T-35 might be pushing it just a little. Wink

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, January 20, 2020 6:49 AM

Not a bad Idea BK,

Thanks guys, I applied the black base. Next I'll add the anit fouling red and boot top.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, January 20, 2020 10:31 PM

After black basing, I started spraying the hull and superstructure grey. I'll go over it again with a second, thinner coat next.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 3:36 PM

That tower! Surprise

Chad

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At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 9:08 PM

Kinda stands out, don't it?

Another coat of the grey

and with a little white added to the base color for tonal variation.

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Posted by Real G on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 1:23 PM

That is looking seriously gorgeous Steve!

I got in some detail bits the other day:

Thanks Lewbud for the tip!  I especially like the toothed belt in the supercharger kit, as it is always a detail I notice on well done models.  And the Charger PE set has key holes and keys - wow!  I realized I forgot to order PE wipers.  Oh well, I need another supercharger pulley set for Mad Max's car anyway.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 3:47 PM

Thanks G, wow, very cool.

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