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  • Member since
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, August 10, 2020 2:13 PM

I do like that Gamera, very nicely turned out.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/MPM 1/72nd Bf 109G-12

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Posted by Bish on Monday, August 10, 2020 2:14 PM

Gamera

I got some work done on the Conqueror while sitting around in the motel room. Not likely to be done by the end of this GB though.

Really nice detail but some big friggin' sinkholes in the bogies. Not sure it will show but I've ordered some more putty to fill the holes.

 

Glad you went with that one. Those are some nasty holes.

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Posted by Real G on Monday, August 10, 2020 2:27 PM

Gamera,

The Comet turned out very nice!  Yes, dust is a must!

Will the sink marks on the Conqueror's suspension be visible after the wheels and tracks are on?  That's the lazy me suggesting skipping the filling and pressing on.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, August 10, 2020 4:45 PM

Thanks guys! 

Real G: The sink marks are visible with the road wheels and tracks but only if you turn the model upside down. I plan on bolting the thing to a base when done but I'm just anal enough to want the holes filled though. 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 9:51 AM

Nobody will see them. If it bothers you that much then cover it up with dusty or muddy pigments. That is the nice thing about armor builds that can't be done with an airplane. Wink

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 10:11 AM

plasticjunkie

Nobody will see them. If it bothers you that much then cover it up with dusty or muddy pigments. That is the nice thing about armor builds that can't be done with an airplane. Wink

 

Absolutly right! But as I said I'm just anal enough to want them filled in. If the putty doesn't work out though- MUD Censored YEH!!! 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, August 14, 2020 10:20 PM

Ok Bish, guys,

I receievd the PE and AM, done with the holiday.

So I started the Apache this week.

First was the pit with the Eduard PE

Then was closing up the fuse, and testing out the canopy, I see what you're taklking about Bish.

I filed what was necessary and installed the canopy. Admittedly early but didn't see a reason to wait. 

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Posted by Gamera on Saturday, August 15, 2020 8:16 AM

Oh cool, looks good! Good luck with the canopy Steve! 

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, August 15, 2020 1:27 PM

Thats looking very nice Steve, glad the canopy worked out.

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, August 16, 2020 10:30 AM

Well, was hoping to have the figures done and then Thursday some routine dental work turned into a root canal. Now I'm working this weekend to cover for the maintenance guy who's going to the hospital for hernia surgery. So nothing much done.

Anyway I took the track links for the Conqueror with me to work and got a little done on them. I guess that's something...

  

 

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, August 16, 2020 3:06 PM

Just a quick update on the Chally II. Since the lower hull basically disappears under the skirts I have gone ahead and weathered it out. I will weather the lower portion of the upper hull, then join the two and add all the extra bits. Once I near the end I will further dust it up with some pastels. I have a really good pic of this exact tank in Iraq 2003, so the reference for it is execellent.

On the tracks I used the kit ones. I then primed them with Tamiya grey and painted them black with Vallejo. I then hand painted all the UK light sand links; the took hours. I then washed them up with an AK Dust effects wash and let it dry. The tracks were a lot of work compared to everything else, but the look the part now.

More to come. 

BK

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, August 16, 2020 3:25 PM

Thats looking good BK, coming along really well.

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On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/MPM 1/72nd Bf 109G-12

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, August 16, 2020 3:27 PM

Gamera

Well, was hoping to have the figures done and then Thursday some routine dental work turned into a root canal. Now I'm working this weekend to cover for the maintenance guy who's going to the hospital for hernia surgery. So nothing much done.

Anyway I took the track links for the Conqueror with me to work and got a little done on them. I guess that's something...

  

 

 

 

Do those tracks click together or are they glued?

I just realised i don't have thise on the front page. Can you remind me which kit it is.

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On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/MPM 1/72nd Bf 109G-12

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, August 16, 2020 6:14 PM

Brandon: That looks great and the you're making great progress on her.

Bish: Not sure I even officially entered her. As said I'm not sure she's be anywhere near done by the end of the year. But anyway she's the 1/35th Conqueror Mk II from Amusing Hobby.

And thankfully the track links just snap together. No issues with them, only two sprue gates on one side and no sinkholes or injection pin holes. Just a few swipes with a sanding stick and each is done. It's just so many to do.

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

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, August 17, 2020 4:16 AM

Gamera

Brandon: That looks great and the you're making great progress on her.

Bish: Not sure I even officially entered her. As said I'm not sure she's be anywhere near done by the end of the year. But anyway she's the 1/35th Conqueror Mk II from Amusing Hobby.

And thankfully the track links just snap together. No issues with them, only two sprue gates on one side and no sinkholes or injection pin holes. Just a few swipes with a sanding stick and each is done. It's just so many to do.

 

I remember you asking which one otehr thought you should buid, but wasn't sure if i had missed the post where you had decided. Glad to see this one, will get it on the roster.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, August 17, 2020 7:30 AM

Thanks Bish! As long as it's kosher with you boss!!! 

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  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 10:28 AM
PJ, Apache is looking good!
 
 
Gamera, At least you only have two attachment points to deal with on each track rather than four.
 
 
BK, the Chally is coming along nicely.

 
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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 12:43 PM

Gamera

Thanks Bish! As long as it's kosher with you boss!!! 

 

Very. We don't see enough post war British armour and types like this are very rare.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/MPM 1/72nd Bf 109G-12

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, August 23, 2020 11:01 AM

Alright, I am calling this one done. What a super nice kit. No issues, no flash, virtually no clean up, perfect fit, excellent in every way. If you had thought about it, get it, it's simply fantastic. Easily one of the best kits I have ever laid hands on.

I painted it using Vallejo paints and Mr Hobby clear red for the glass parts. I was going to add some pastels but I don't have room for the base yet so I'll wait till I build the base and weather them together. Anyway, here you go in all her glory. Sorry for the poor pics, I don't have room for my booth or lighting anymore, so this will have to do 'till I move.

Bish, thanks for the chance to build such a great kit and hosting this amazing GB. It was a blast. Let's use the 1st shot for the pic. Thanks again.

BK

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Posted by jgeratic on Sunday, August 23, 2020 11:14 AM

Nice job Brandon, I like that.Yes

 

regards,

Jack

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, August 23, 2020 11:18 AM

I like that a lot, very well done BK. Thanks for shareing with us, will get the front page updated.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, August 24, 2020 6:30 PM

Brandon: Wow!!! She looks great! Don't worry about the lighting, I can see her fine. Heart

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, August 24, 2020 10:27 PM

jgeratic

Nice job Brandon, I like that.Yes

 

regards,

Jack

 

Thanks, Jack. I appreciate that.

BK

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, August 24, 2020 10:27 PM

Bish

I like that a lot, very well done BK. Thanks for shareing with us, will get the front page updated.

 

Thank you, Sir. It means alot.

BK

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, August 24, 2020 10:28 PM

Gamera

Brandon: Wow!!! She looks great! Don't worry about the lighting, I can see her fine. Heart

 

I appreciate that, Gamera. Thanks for taking a look.

BK

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 11:22 AM

Geez BK, that is simply gorgeous!!love the tonal changes! Beer

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 10:06 AM

plasticjunkie

Geez BK, that is simply gorgeous!!love the tonal changes! Beer

 

Thanks PJ, I appreciate you taking time to take a look.

BK

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, August 27, 2020 9:54 AM

The Chally looks excelent BK! Yes

Bish, I got dow to the part where one sticks on the little unamed parts. You know the ones no one knows what they are unless they worked around the things. Handles and hand holds I know. There are a couple things I need to scratch after my big meathooks broke them off!

I think one more good sitting and she'll be ready for prime. After that my favorite, paint and weathering.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:02 AM

looking good steve. the ones that got me were the ones sticking oput the side just above the engine. I have no idea what they are for, but i think on the real aircraft they swizel. I forget how many times i knocked them off.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/MPM 1/72nd Bf 109G-12

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, August 27, 2020 9:24 PM

That looks good Steve.

I don't put on some stuff like rear-view mirrors on tanks till I'm almost finished- I know I'll knock them off otherwise. 

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