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

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 7:13 PM

Sounds good.  Thanks for the information!

  

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Posted by Bish on Monday, April 6, 2020 4:48 PM

Thanks check. The parts arrived as you see them, no clean up or seams to deal with. I have not painted them yet, i plan to give them a coat of future tomorrow just to make sure they are protected when i prime them.

''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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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, April 6, 2020 4:18 PM

Nice fix with the rocket launcher, Bish.

How did you find working with 3D parts?  Is there much clean-up involved (like mold seams or flash)?  Do they take paint OK?

It's a sleek-looking vessel!

  

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Posted by Bish on Monday, April 6, 2020 2:57 PM

Well, its taken quite a bit longer than i expected, but i am finally able to get some paint on the S-Boat. But before i post some pics of the boat, i wanted to show the 3D parts i ordered from Shapeways.

This is a love;lt piece. The device on the side is a rocket launcher. I had not come across this until i saw the part and so i did a little digging and indeed found it was fitted to the boat i am doing.

But there was a sligth problem. The boat i am doing, S 205, was one of 2 which sailed into Felixstowe in May 45, the other being S 204. The launcher is right for 204, but 205 had it on the other side. So i carefully cut it off and removed the launcer from the mount so it could face the right way.

I left the launcher off to fit after painting.

And these are the props, again really nice.

and now the boat. there is not lt more here than in the last update, just the last few bits of PE.

And the bridge, with the inside painted, i finished off the rest and masked off with some tissue.

And then some primer and paint. I am useing colour coats German naval colours. I painted the lower hull red and then did the dck dark grey.

I will leave this another day or two before masking off and painting the white, along with the bridge.

''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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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 8:36 PM

Postimage is back up and working, so your Thunderbolt is now on the front page, Nick.

Thanks again for being part of the GB.  Great looking aircraft!

  

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, March 28, 2020 9:52 PM

Thanks for the selection, Nick.  Unfortunately, the server at postimage is "under maintenance," and the estimate is one day before it's up and running again.

I'll tend to things as soon as I can.

Thanks for being part of the build.  Always enjoy seeing your work!

  

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, March 27, 2020 7:24 PM

Willy many thanks for your comments and take care of the farm ..

Cm Ive enjoyed all the world at war GB's  Thanks again. I like this pic.

Nick.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, March 27, 2020 7:14 PM

Sorry to hear this, William; but coming from a long line of farmers, I have some idea how things go with agriculture.

Although the World at War builds will "officially" close on 31 December, 2020, I plan on leaving them up with the badges if you want to do something when you can.

  

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, March 27, 2020 7:11 PM

Great work, Nick.  Looks even better out in the (tropical?) sunshine!

Can you please pick a pic for the finish photo?  They're all really good.

I don't have plans for another GB in the near future; thought I'd take part in someone else's for a while. . .if I can ever finish the '44 and '45 ones going on!

  

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  • From: Saskatchewan, Canada
Posted by sickdude on Thursday, March 26, 2020 5:16 PM
Absolutely beautiful Jug, well done Nick Yes. Could you please strike me off the roster checkmate. I have way more to do around the house/farm, so modelling is off the list, till at next winter. Not to worry, i'm still sticking round to enjoy all your work Big Smile. Good stuff fellers!

William (Willy)

 
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Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, March 26, 2020 5:06 PM

CM. many thanks agaain.

This is a RAF P-47D-25 .GQB of the 134 squadron Burma Dec 1945.

Painted with AK RAF camo set ak 2010. The clears I used are by tamiya, XTradecal sheet X48-115. weathering was done with masters touch oil paint and chalks.

again thanks all of you for watching and your comments. CM whats next post war aircraft?

Nick.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, March 26, 2020 3:56 PM

Very, very nice, Nick  I like the panel lines and subtle weathering you achieved.  Eye-catching!

I'll look forward to the outdoor photos!

  

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Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, March 26, 2020 3:18 PM

CM .Many thanks the P-47 is pretty much done. I took some out door pics to follow.

postimage was down for mantiance..

tempestjohnny. the corsair is looking good!

Nick.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 5:02 PM

Looks very good to me, tj.  Wiring is nicely done on the engine, and the decals are very effective on the IP.  

  

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, March 23, 2020 7:58 PM

I added wiring. Definitely not as good as Lawdog

IP with just kit decals

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, March 23, 2020 4:45 PM

That is one sharp looking Thunderbolt, Nick.  The camouflage and markings make it a beautiful build.

  

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, March 23, 2020 4:44 PM

stikpusher

 

 
checkmateking02

Well, then, stik, welcome to the retirement world.  I started 1 Nov 2019.  

 

 

 

Thank you. My last official day on the job is tomorrow, and I have an appointment to go in at the end of the week to turn in my badges & ID and pick up my retired credentials. 

 

People tell me they're busier in retirement than when they worked.  

  

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Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, March 23, 2020 11:18 AM

Thanks fellas. I gave a light coat of tamiya clear flat and test fit wind shield,flaps and cowling.

Nick.

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, March 23, 2020 11:14 AM

checkmateking02

Well, then, stik, welcome to the retirement world.  I started 1 Nov 2019.  

 

Thank you. My last official day on the job is tomorrow, and I have an appointment to go in at the end of the week to turn in my badges & ID and pick up my retired credentials. 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, March 23, 2020 4:53 AM
Great work everyone. I started my Corsair yesterday. But Postimage is down for maintenance so I can't upload anything. Just realized this is my first Corsair in 40 years.

 

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, March 21, 2020 3:51 PM

Steve, wow, i only just saw this. Have not really been keeping on top of the forum lately. Thats impressive loking metal finish.

''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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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, March 21, 2020 3:02 PM

Well, then, stik, welcome to the retirement world.  I started 1 Nov 2019.  

  

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, March 21, 2020 1:25 PM

Yes and no... I worked my last day of regular employment March 3rd. But retirement does not officially start until March 25th for me. However, any planned activities have been curtailed due to the virus. So I can do things around the house, work on models, and walk the surrounding open areas... 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, March 21, 2020 11:44 AM

stikpusher

Sign me up for this one too. Subject choice undecided for now...

 

I have nothing but time and models on my hands from now on... Wink

 

Welcome to the GB, stik.  Always glad to have your participation.  I'll be updating the roster immediately.

Are the "time and models on [your] hands" because of the virus?

  

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, March 21, 2020 11:42 AM

Done, Steve.  

Thanks for participating in the GB.  Always a pleasure to have you involved.

  

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, March 21, 2020 11:10 AM

Sign me up for this one too. Subject choice undecided for now...

 

I have nothing but time and models on my hands from now on... Wink

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, March 21, 2020 10:24 AM

checkmateking02

Outstanding, Steve; nice, shiney little bird!  Your choice for finish-photo?

Looking forward to USS NC!

 

Hmmm   How about #3

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Posted by sickdude on Friday, March 20, 2020 8:00 PM
Here here! Yes

William (Willy)

 
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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, March 19, 2020 4:28 PM

The Thunderbolt is looking better and better, Nick!

  

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