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  • Member since
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, February 24, 2020 9:39 AM

plasticjunkie

Hi Bish. Please sign me up to serve the Queen. I will be building a kit I've had for a while with some added goodies.

This is a 1970 Revell 1/32 release of the Mk.1 Hurricane. I have a gorgeous Grey Matter super detailed pit for it. I also gathered the Zotz Early RAF Hurricane Collection from The Battle of Britain decal selection that is simply amazing. Eduard PE will add some bling to the pit.

Im leaning to the markings of 242 Squadron F/O WL Willie McKight's Hurricane. I think the side art looks extra cool!

 

Sorry mate, but this is for British Army subjects. Only aircraft that would count would be WW1 RFC subjects, WW2 gliders, or post war aircraft of the Army Air Corps.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, February 24, 2020 9:40 AM

Thanks Gamera.

Really sorry to hear that, you know where we are when you feel up to coming back.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, February 24, 2020 10:00 AM

Ok not a problem Bish, I misread the first post then. This will actually work out since I thought about making it a complete build article for the magazine.

 

Sorry to hear about your loss gamera. My prayers are with you and your dad.

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Posted by Bish on Monday, February 24, 2020 10:07 AM

No worries PJ. I think i know the passage you mean and can see how it might be confuseing so i have re-worded it. Be great if you could join in with somthing else though.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, February 24, 2020 10:32 AM

Thanks for the invite Bish.How about a 1/35 Firefly Vc?

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Posted by Bish on Monday, February 24, 2020 10:34 AM

Now that would be perfect. Which kit?

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On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, February 24, 2020 10:39 AM

Bish

Now that would be perfect. Which kit?

 

 

It's Dragon 6182 and looks like a nice kit. I also have Dragon 6568 Firefly 1C.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, February 24, 2020 11:39 AM

Thanks guys. It might be trite to say 'he's in a better place' but frankly though he was 'alive' in a biological sense being senile and bedridden wasn't much of a life IMHO. I think I'm over it now, it's just a dull ache. I actually got some done on the Comet over the weekend. 

PJ: That Hurricane looks awesome. Would love to see more of her, on the aircraft forum if not here. The Firefly sounds cool too though! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, February 24, 2020 11:54 AM

Thanks Gamera. I will have some pictures up once I crack open the box.

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Posted by Bish on Monday, February 24, 2020 1:38 PM

Glad to have you on board PJ. Will get you on the list.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, February 24, 2020 2:16 PM

Bish

Glad to have you on board PJ. Will get you on the list.

 

Yes

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Posted by sickdude on Monday, February 24, 2020 3:34 PM

Oh, ok... Sorry bout that, misread the rules too Embarrassed. I guess i'll pull out of the gb for now, I don't have anything suitable at the moment. I'll try to come with something soon, maybe a Sherman firefly?...

William (Willy)

 
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Posted by Bish on Monday, February 24, 2020 3:35 PM

No worries William. When i re-read it, i could see where the problem was. Would be great to see you here if you can come up with somthing.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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Posted by sickdude on Monday, February 24, 2020 3:44 PM
Thank you sir! I'll try to get something going soon...

William (Willy)

 
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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 3:52 PM

Okay, major assemby is done (stilll need to add tires, weapons, and a few minor accessories), so I'm underway on putting on the camo scheme.  On top of the desert yellow base, first I've added some azure blue:

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 4:39 PM

Armor_Aficionado

Okay, major assemby is done (stilll need to add tires, weapons, and a few minor accessories), so I'm underway on putting on the camo scheme.  On top of the desert yellow base, first I've added some azure blue:

 

 

Checkng updates on this thread and it opens to this. I immediate get a big smile crossing my face! Such a great kit!!! 

Excellent progress AA! Yes 

 

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:06 PM
Thanks, Stik! Yeah, I built one many, many years ago when I was just starting out modeling, didn’t even paint it back then. But I’ve always been fascinated by the LRDG, so I’m finally building an LRDG diorama with two of these trucks. This one comes with a Breda 20mm gun (ex-Italeri, repackaged by Tamiya), which I am going to mount in the bed.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, February 27, 2020 8:01 AM

AA: She's coming along really well. I like the camo, is that considered the Caunter scheme or something else?

 

Edit: Guess I should look up the spelling of stuff before I post... Dunce 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by jgeratic on Thursday, February 27, 2020 9:31 AM

Yes, the LRDG vehicle is coming along nicely. 

Azure blue was actually the underside colour for RAF desert aircraft - so it's not an official paint as set out for the Caunter scheme, nor any of the standard paints assigned to the MTO theater for military vehicles.  To be fair to AA, it's Tamiya instructions that wrongly suggest light blue.  

The other side of the arguement is that the actual paint shade, Slate Grey, once weathered would take on a light blue look, particularly when viewed in conjuction with the other paints.  

regards,

Jack

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, February 27, 2020 10:13 AM

I built the earlier boxing of this kit several years back. During my research for the paint scheme I came across information that the LRDG would carry various paints along on their sorties so that they could update the camouflage colors and patterns on the vehicles to blend with local conditions after transit from one area to another. A column may start in overall sand or pink for sand dune areas, then go to a slate and stone disruptive scheme in rocky areas.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Thursday, February 27, 2020 11:51 AM
Against my better judgment put me down for Dragon’s 1/35 El Alamein Sherman. Just need to finish up a couple of builds to make room.

 
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Posted by Bish on Thursday, February 27, 2020 1:18 PM

Welcome aboard GreySnake, roster updated.

Thats loking very nice AA, very interesting looking scheme.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, February 28, 2020 8:37 AM

GreySnake
Against my better judgment put me down for Dragon’s 1/35 El Alamein Sherman. Just need to finish up a couple of builds to make room.
 

Ohhhh, sounds cool! 

 

Jack, SP: Interesting, now that's something I didn't know... 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, February 28, 2020 10:23 AM

Greysnake, as I was researching for my build I ran into your WIP on the Firefly Vc you did not long ago and saved it in my favorites. Some issues with it but looks like fun specially the tracks!  

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Posted by GreySnake on Friday, February 28, 2020 10:24 AM
Thanks for adding me Bish.
 
 
Right now I’m researching how to build this model. I learned from building Dragon’s Firefly to be prepared before starting the kit. Think the biggest challenge is going to be the photo etch fenders and sand shields.
 
 
I do think I’m going to get aftermarket decals at least for the roundels as the kit supplied ones are too big. Thinking about sourcing aftermarket tracks as well since the kit comes with Dragon Styrene. Been working on a Dragon Tiger I that came with DS tracks and no glue would hold them together I finally had to resort to two part epoxy to get them to hold.
 
 I’m also a little worried if the drive sprocket will hold up under tension from the DS tracks as it’s made up of four parts and fragile once finished. I might try to find a Tamiya Sherman for cheap or a built one just to steal the sprockets from as they made up of two pieces.
 

 
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  • From: Post Falls, Idaho
Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Saturday, February 29, 2020 3:37 PM

I finally came with plan to replace cat/dog damage.  I will use .032 inch (.8 mm) piano wire and reshaped .080 x .080 styrene.

your shipmate,

Ziggy

 

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  • From: Saskatchewan, Canada
Posted by sickdude on Saturday, February 29, 2020 6:41 PM

Hey Bish and crew, i'm back in. Put me down for MiniArt's 1/35 Bantam 40. Plan is to do it in Canadian markings, after DD in Western Europe.

William (Willy)

 
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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Sunday, March 1, 2020 5:05 AM

jgeratic

Yes, the LRDG vehicle is coming along nicely. 

Azure blue was actually the underside colour for RAF desert aircraft - so it's not an official paint as set out for the Caunter scheme, nor any of the standard paints assigned to the MTO theater for military vehicles.  To be fair to AA, it's Tamiya instructions that wrongly suggest light blue.  

The other side of the arguement is that the actual paint shade, Slate Grey, once weathered would take on a light blue look, particularly when viewed in conjuction with the other paints.  

regards,

Jack

 

 

Thanks for the feedback, guys.  Yes, as Jack said, Tamiya's instructions called for light blue, and I had seen it somewhere else described as azure blue, so I originally went with Vallejo Model Air's UK Azure Blue.  But it honestly looked a little too bright, so I went ahead and repainted it, going over the original blue with a USAF light ghost gray, to tone down the blue.  Also added some dark khaki from the UK Caunter scheme; I like how it looks now:

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, March 1, 2020 7:38 AM

sickdude, i have the Bantam on the roster.

AA, nice job on the camo, i like that.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, March 2, 2020 11:36 AM

AA: That looks great! 

Ziggy: Looks good, best of luck! 

 

I did a little more work on the Comet over the weekend. And gee friggin' whiz the fit on this thing is horrible! I don't think I did anything wrong. The turret doesn't want to fit together- I had to grind down the sides. And now the hull doesn't want to fit either. I had to put down the thing and walk away. I'll try to get back to her this week. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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