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75th Anniversary of 1945 Group Build (World at War)

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Sunday, December 22, 2019 7:36 AM

Thank you CM. 

this is it .. I would go with bare metal finish.

Nick.

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    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, December 22, 2019 11:04 AM

Looks good, Nick.  

  

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Posted by MEGAHERTZ on Thursday, December 26, 2019 4:00 AM

Hello all, all of the pics I have seen make me concerned about my abilities but...I have decided on a 1/32 Spitfire.  Hopefully I can finish it in time. We shall see.   Thanks

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    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, December 26, 2019 9:25 AM

MEGAHERTZ:  Welcome to the GB.  I've added you to the build roster.  What manufacturer produced the kit?  There are several out there.

Glad to have you join up!

  

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    December 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Saturday, December 28, 2019 9:33 AM

Merry Christmas Check,

I learned that I have an Aceademy 1/700 Missouri that should be arriving in the mail any day now.  That is what I will build for this GB.

Scott

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    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, December 28, 2019 9:45 AM

Scott:  thanks for the information.  I've updated the build roster.  

I'm still working on the Tamiya version of Iowa for the '44 GB; a pretty fiddly kit.

Merry Christmas to you, too; and soon:  a Happy New Year!

  

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    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, December 28, 2019 9:46 AM

MAEGAHERTZ,  Don't worry about your abilities. Just make a good effort to have fun and enjoy the hobby. If you have any obstacles with your build, post the details and you will get all kinds of advice. Happy building.

On the Bench:

  • Italeri F-100D 1/72
  • Revel 1/72 HH-3 Jolly Green Giant
  • Monogram P-47D
  • Monogram F-14A
  • Monogram P-51D
  • Monogram F-16A Air Force Fighter
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    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, December 28, 2019 9:49 AM

Thinking a 109K says '1945' pretty well or possibly a 190D. Possibly thinking of a Bodenplatte subject... Then again, there is always the Pacific... 

On the Bench:

  • Italeri F-100D 1/72
  • Revel 1/72 HH-3 Jolly Green Giant
  • Monogram P-47D
  • Monogram F-14A
  • Monogram P-51D
  • Monogram F-16A Air Force Fighter
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    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, December 28, 2019 10:11 AM

Decision, decisions and choices and choices, cbaltrin.  So many kits and so little time!  All of them sound good! Yes

  

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    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 9:48 AM

The eve of the New Year is here, and so is the start of the GB.  

Please feel free to start as soon as 2020 arrives, according to your local time.

Thanks to everyone signed up so far.  Have a Happy New Year filled with plastic and whatever other media you work in!

  

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 1:49 PM

Can't wait to get started on mine. Going to do the SNATCH for my British Army GB first, then i will cracxk on with the S-Boat.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd S-100/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust

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    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 4:08 PM

Sounds good, Bish.  Looking forward to it.

  

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, January 4, 2020 10:37 PM

Check, I started the Nick yesterday, painted the interior, masked the canopy and assembled the fuse, wing and stabs. Going together very quickly. I just need work on the seams and assemble the engines.

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, January 4, 2020 11:09 PM

Very nice NMF, Steve.  What did you use?  I always liked the Floquil silvers, but they are no more.

  

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, January 5, 2020 1:04 AM

Check, thanks but I haven't painted it yet. Tthe kit was molded in the old Revell silver. I do plan on using Vallejo Metal Color aluminum when I get to it. I'll be black basing it first. This will be the first time using Vallejo Metal Color so we'll see how it goes.

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Monday, January 6, 2020 5:06 PM

Hi MC,

I'd like to confirm my entry as this kit.

It's a Special Hobby 1/72 Me 163C. Apparently three were built, and one was flown however it is not clear if it was a powered flight or as a glider.

I won't do it as the 'what if' that is featured on the box. It will be in the German markings that it was photographed in.

Cheers

Tony

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

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    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, January 6, 2020 5:36 PM

Steve:  Well, it looked good to me!  No doubt it's different from closer up, and will look much better when it is painted.

Got it, Tony.  I've updated the build roster.  It's a sharp little plane; looking forward to seeing it come together.

  

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    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Monday, January 6, 2020 8:17 PM

With my 44 build wrapping up I started to look around for 1945.  Have a 1/48 Monogram Typhoon in 1945 of 245 Sqn.

On Ed's bench, ???

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    December 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 7:31 AM

I had this waiting for me on my desk last night.Big Smile

 

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 10:03 AM

You've always been a man after my own heart Scott Yes

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 10:05 AM

LOL, no prob Check. It's going together well, just need to work on the seams which are few.

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    December 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 3:56 PM

LOL Steve, now I just need time to start on this really nice looking kit. The masks for the decks look like they will be a challenge that I am looking forward to trying. I am starting some home improvements and projects at work are going to keep me busy for a few weeks.  

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    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 9:03 PM

Gotcha added to the build roster, Ed.  Welcome to the GB!  It's good to have you with us.  Thanks for joining up.

  

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 9:06 PM

Glad to see it arrived, Scott.  I've always liked the Iowa-class battle ships.  I'm still working (laboring!) on Iowa for '44, so it will be great to see Missouri in '45.

  

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Posted by 68GT on Sunday, January 12, 2020 4:36 PM

The Typhoon got a start today.

On Ed's bench, ???

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    April 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Sunday, January 12, 2020 8:31 PM

I built that Typhoon kit more than 25 years ago. I'm glad to see it getting some more attention.

My Me 163C has progressed quickly. This is the painting sequence using Gunze acrylic RLM 76.

Since then I've given it a panel line wash, and applied decals cobbled from the spare decal stash and a little home  made decals for the prototype number 'V01'.

More to come.

Cheers

Tony

 

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

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    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, January 13, 2020 9:27 PM

Great to see things working so well for both of you, Ed and Tony.  Nice jobs!

  

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Posted by 68GT on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 6:50 PM

Even though the Typhoon has a 1969 copy on the kit and a 1991 on the box it has held up very well.  Kit fits great with no filler needed in the wings, fuselage and wing roots.  Just a little sanding to take down the cement squish.

On Ed's bench, ???

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    April 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 5:44 PM

I've always liked Typhoons and Tempests. I'm looking forward to that.

Here is is 1/72 Me 163C, my first completed build for the new decade.

CMK - please use whichever of the photos you prefer.

Cheers

Tony

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

  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Thursday, January 16, 2020 8:00 AM

Nice work Tony.  The overall finish and the panels lines came out really good.  

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