SEARCH FINESCALE.COM

Enter keywords or a search phrase below:

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

6772 views
152 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Thursday, January 16, 2020 5:00 PM

Great job on the 163!

Built this Monogram kit once in the 70s and cant figure out why I never built it again.  Humbrol French Blue looks to be a nice match to the decals.

On Ed's bench, ???

  • Member since
    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, January 16, 2020 9:38 PM

Still a good-looking kit, Ed.  Nice job putting it together.  I like the look of the prop.  The blue color is very effective.

 

  

Alifero tollitur axe ceres

 

 

 

  • Member since
    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, January 16, 2020 9:41 PM

Excellent work, Tony.  It's a very appealing plane.  You did outstanding work with the shading!

Both photos are great.  I think the top one is a little bigger, so I'll go with that.

Plus--you're the first to finish!  Congratulations on that!  Star  Gold star for you.

Thanks for being part of the GB.  It's always a pleasure to see your work!

  

Alifero tollitur axe ceres

 

 

 

  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Friday, January 17, 2020 9:05 AM

That old Monogram kit looks like a lot a fun to build.  Nice job.  That blue looks like a perfect match.  

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, January 20, 2020 6:40 AM

It's been a little while but I completed the initial construction on the captured Nick. Filled, masked and applied the black base. Next is the silver.

  • Member since
    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 2:23 PM

Very nice, Steve.  Looking forward to the next step.

  

Alifero tollitur axe ceres

 

 

 

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, January 24, 2020 9:26 AM

awesome stuff...

back in the saddel I hope...

some P47 cockpit pics...

Nick.

  • Member since
    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, January 24, 2020 3:06 PM

Very nice, Nick!  Detailed work on all those buttons and guages!

  

Alifero tollitur axe ceres

 

 

 

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 8:47 AM

CM many thanks.

finished engine and fitting cockpit to fuselage.

Nick.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 9:36 AM

A little more done on Nick. Bad lighting.

  • Member since
    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 2:02 PM

Nice work, Nick.  Cockpit looks good in place, and you got a really great appearance out of the engine.

  

Alifero tollitur axe ceres

 

 

 

  • Member since
    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 2:07 PM

Good to see the progress, Steve.  Lots of little windows to mask on the canopy!  Looks like a great NMF, despite the lighting issues.

  

Alifero tollitur axe ceres

 

 

 

  • Member since
    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Monday, February 3, 2020 7:29 PM

So I quit procrastinating and got to masking and painting.  I have a little touch up to do but pretty happy the way things turned out.

On Ed's bench, ???

  • Member since
    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 6:45 PM

Yeah, Ed, you can be happy with this!  Excellent painting results.  And those colors look great together.  Good job!

  

Alifero tollitur axe ceres

 

 

 

  • Member since
    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 11:14 AM

All these people putting down Testors MM Enamles really dont know what they are missing.  I picked up these RAF colors at Scale Hobbyist.

On Ed's bench, ???

  • Member since
    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 4:10 PM

I've used MM paints since they came out in the '80's, and always found them very workable and pretty accurate colors. 

  

Alifero tollitur axe ceres

 

 

 

  • Member since
    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 6:58 PM

Same here.  Local hobby shop (when I had one) always tried to push Tamiya, Lifecolor and Vallejo on me and hated Testors.  Dont know if it was a buisness thing or not but I was always happy with the MM line.

On Ed's bench, ???

  • Member since
    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, February 7, 2020 9:46 AM

68GT

Same here.  Local hobby shop (when I had one) always tried to push Tamiya, Lifecolor and Vallejo on me and hated Testors.  Dont know if it was a buisness thing or not but I was always happy with the MM line.

 
I don't have any local hobby shops left within easy driving distance, either.  When they were around, they didn't stock anything else except Testors MM.  Years ago, some would stock Pactra and Floquil, which used to have pretty good lines. 
 
I've always used solvent-based paint, since I think it sticks better and isn't so fragile for masking.  
 
Lately, I've moved toward Humbrol and Sovereign's Colorcoats along with MM.  Humbrol is pretty easy to get, but it seems that Colorcoats has only one importer in the US, and they are currently mostly out of stock.
  

  

Alifero tollitur axe ceres

 

 

 

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 8:30 AM

cm many thanks work is slow on any of my projects...

Steve it still looks good in bad light.

68GT nice work on that camo !!

I finished pershading and going to paint it in drk grn/earth/sea gray.

Nick.

  • Member since
    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 8:58 AM

Still trying to figure out what to build... Bodenplatte aircraft? B-29? P-61? Monogram 262? Kamikaze? Confused

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
  • Member since
    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 2:50 PM

Fine progress, Nick.  Should look great with those colors.

  

Alifero tollitur axe ceres

 

 

 

  • Member since
    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 2:51 PM

Choice, choices, cb!  Any of them would be fantastic.

  

Alifero tollitur axe ceres

 

 

 

  • Member since
    February 2010
  • From: Berkeley CA/St. Paul MN
Posted by EBergerud on Thursday, February 13, 2020 1:23 AM

Put me down for the Hobby Boss FW-190D - it appears to be a very good kit of a plane that was botched by both Tamiya and Eduard.

After that a Meng 1/48 P-51D or a Tamiya 1/48 IL-2.

Eric

 

A model boat is much cheaper than a real one and won't sink with you in it.

  • Member since
    February 2010
  • From: Berkeley CA/St. Paul MN
Posted by EBergerud on Thursday, February 13, 2020 1:34 AM
Crown: A really good modeler named Doog is doing a full build of the P-47M on YouTube. Check the channel "Doog's Models." He's very good and a purist - but there will be good tips there. Cbal - There was a modeler a few years back who was very active in the Finescale Group Builds. He only built Monogram/Revell. He did a wonderful job on them and then junked them because he didn't have any space. I've got the Revellogram Me-262. It's very well shaped. So (when I get the energy) I'll try uber-guru Paul Budzik's plan for sanding all surface markings off a model (good bye raised panels) and then add your own panel and rivet lines. Budzik gets astounding results. Of course he's a lot better than I am. We'll see. Eric

 

A model boat is much cheaper than a real one and won't sink with you in it.

  • Member since
    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, February 13, 2020 8:34 PM

Eric:  I've added your selections to the build roster.  Welcome to the GB.  Good to have you join in for another go-round!

  

Alifero tollitur axe ceres

 

 

 

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, February 14, 2020 10:12 AM

EBergerud. thanks for the tip. Ive seen his video's lots of good info 

Nick.

  • Member since
    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Friday, February 14, 2020 6:11 PM

The kit decals were alittle thick on the Typhoon so I tried some solveset with some odd results.  Going to take me a while to get these smoothed out enough to look okay.

On Ed's bench, ???

  • Member since
    February 2010
  • From: Berkeley CA/St. Paul MN
Posted by EBergerud on Saturday, February 15, 2020 4:30 AM

CM: I haven't received any messages from any group builds including this one since mid-January. Are you getting my messages?

 

A model boat is much cheaper than a real one and won't sink with you in it.

  • Member since
    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, February 15, 2020 10:06 AM

Ed:  that's something I don't think I've ever see before--at least not that severe.

One thing that's worked for me when decals won't lay flat is to apply some more solvent, then very gently roll a q-tip over them to press them down.  Wet the q-tip with water, since it might stick if it's dry.  It has to be done very carefully, so as not to pull the decal apart, but it has worked for me.

I hope you can get it fixed!

  

Alifero tollitur axe ceres

 

 

 

  • Member since
    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, February 15, 2020 10:07 AM

Eric:  no, I rarely get any messages about anything, except sometimes from the older GB's, like 1939-40.

  

Alifero tollitur axe ceres

 

 

 

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

SEARCH FORUMS

FREE NEWSLETTER
By signing up you may also receive reader surveys and occasional special offers. We do not sell, rent or trade our email lists. View our Privacy Policy.