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Posted by Mach1 on Monday, December 23, 2019 7:38 PM

Griffin25

I'd like to join Mach

1/35 Italeri M24 in French service at Dien Bien Phu. Bravo 6 figures as well. Thanks bud. 

 

Got you added. Looks to be the start of a great diorama.

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Posted by lewbud on Monday, December 23, 2019 11:33 PM

Mach1

 

 
lewbud

Mach,

Put me down for a 1/72 Tamiya P-51D/K. Country to be decided. According to Wikipedia 28 coutries flew her during and after WWII and I have decals for most of them.  May do one of the odd ducks like Cuba or the PLAAF. 

 

 

 

Sure thing.

From looking through the list of operators, the German, Japanese, and PLAAF P-51s would be considered war spoils (captured craft as opposed to exports). The rest of the list has a few gray areas but would all be fair game.

 

No problem Boss. The Cuban birds probably fall in one of the darker shades of gray areas as well. That's not a problem as there are still some odd ducks out there. Just found some decals for a Haitian Mustang (it's a light gray, unlike a lot of postwar Mustangs which were natural metal, plus they adapted F-86 tanks to the hard points. Don't normally do underwing stowage, but that ticks the just weird enough to model box in my brain. Kinda like an Iranian F-14 carrying a Hawk missile under her wings.). The green and black camo Indonesian Mustang with a red spinner and silver undersides is tempting as well. Somalia is also in the running.

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Posted by Griffin25 on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 1:32 PM

lewbud

 

 
Mach1

 

 
lewbud

Mach,

Put me down for a 1/72 Tamiya P-51D/K. Country to be decided. According to Wikipedia 28 coutries flew her during and after WWII and I have decals for most of them.  May do one of the odd ducks like Cuba or the PLAAF. 

 

 

 

Sure thing.

From looking through the list of operators, the German, Japanese, and PLAAF P-51s would be considered war spoils (captured craft as opposed to exports). The rest of the list has a few gray areas but would all be fair game.

 

 

 

No problem Boss. The Cuban birds probably fall in one of the darker shades of gray areas as well. That's not a problem as there are still some odd ducks out there. Just found some decals for a Haitian Mustang (it's a light gray, unlike a lot of postwar Mustangs which were natural metal, plus they adapted F-86 tanks to the hard points. Don't normally do underwing stowage, but that ticks the just weird enough to model box in my brain. Kinda like an Iranian F-14 carrying a Hawk missile under her wings.). The green and black camo Indonesian Mustang with a red spinner and silver undersides is tempting as well. Somalia is also in the running.

 

I'd like to see a Haitian P51! Definitely thinking outside the box

 

 

Griffin

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Posted by lewbud on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 5:38 PM

For grins and giggles, would a Harrier (AV-8A) in USMC markings count?

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Posted by Mach1 on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 5:56 PM

lewbud

For grins and giggles, would a Harrier (AV-8A) in USMC markings count?

 

Yep.

That Haitian P-51 would be quite a looker too.

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Monday, December 30, 2019 5:55 AM

Howdy Mach 1,

Does the GB include Air Force planes that end up in civilian service?

I would like to build a Canadian Vickers Catalina that went to the USAAF for service, then to RCAF, then sold as surplus.

Ended up down under in service with TAA Sunbird Services from 1962 to 1966. This is the livery that I want to model.

Let me know what you think.

Cheers

Piers

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Posted by Mach1 on Monday, December 30, 2019 7:23 PM

lostagain

Howdy Mach 1,

Does the GB include Air Force planes that end up in civilian service?

I would like to build a Canadian Vickers Catalina that went to the USAAF for service, then to RCAF, then sold as surplus.

Ended up down under in service with TAA Sunbird Services from 1962 to 1966. This is the livery that I want to model.

Let me know what you think.

Cheers

Piers

 

I say go for it! A liscense-built bird that wound up in civilian service is too cool to pass up. Looking forward to seeing her come together.

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Posted by lostagain on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 4:26 PM

Excellent!

1/72 Academy Catalina in TAA Sunbird service.

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Posted by lewbud on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 1:16 AM

Got the decals in for the Haitian Mustang. Might have to move to a later build as it used the cuffless prop of the K and the Tamiya P-51D comes with only the cuffed prop (to get the cuffless version, you have to get the F-51D and I have several on the way from HLJ). Was looking at Hannant's site and Xtra Decal makes a set of international P-51's with Italy, Sweden and Switzerland (which I don't have) and several that I do (Haiti, RCAF, RAF, RAAF, RNZAF, SAAF, and Somalia). Just have to figure out want else I want to make the minimum order. Lostagain's question has inspired me to consider an A-26 as a Canadian Fire Bomber as well.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 10:38 AM

I’m interested. Especially since crossovers are allowed. 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by Griffin25 on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 7:15 PM

So I am making a benign start to my French M24 Chaffee vignette. I decided to put a couple of figures together. I'm still not sure how my layout is going to go . Unfortunately the French paratroopers m-29 light machine gun immediately broke upon removal from sprue. Dang resin. Luckily I have a Tamiya M 29 light machine gun from the French infantry set. The scale is identical luckily. I had to carefully remove the hands  from the machine gun because they were molded to the weapon. The Viet Minh soldiers weapon is a Russian ppsh submachine gun so that fits the export genre of this group build as well.

 

 

Griffin

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Posted by Mach1 on Thursday, January 2, 2020 9:01 PM

lewbud

Got the decals in for the Haitian Mustang. Might have to move to a later build as it used the cuffless prop of the K and the Tamiya P-51D comes with only the cuffed prop (to get the cuffless version, you have to get the F-51D and I have several on the way from HLJ). Was looking at Hannant's site and Xtra Decal makes a set of international P-51's with Italy, Sweden and Switzerland (which I don't have) and several that I do (Haiti, RCAF, RAF, RAAF, RNZAF, SAAF, and Somalia). Just have to figure out want else I want to make the minimum order. Lostagain's question has inspired me to consider an A-26 as a Canadian Fire Bomber as well.

 

Lots of options there, which is always a good thing.

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Posted by Mach1 on Thursday, January 2, 2020 9:04 PM

stikpusher

I’m interested. Especially since crossovers are allowed. 

 

Welcome, Stik!

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Posted by Mach1 on Thursday, January 2, 2020 9:28 PM

Griffin25

So I am making a benign start to my French M24 Chaffee vignette. I decided to put a couple of figures together. I'm still not sure how my layout is going to go . Unfortunately the French paratroopers m-29 light machine gun immediately broke upon removal from sprue. Dang resin. Luckily I have a Tamiya M 29 light machine gun from the French infantry set. The scale is identical luckily. I had to carefully remove the hands  from the machine gun because they were molded to the weapon. The Viet Minh soldiers weapon is a Russian ppsh submachine gun so that fits the export genre of this group build as well.

 

 

I hear you on the resin. Good save with the Tamiya lmg and the hands, looks like the para will be back in action in no time.

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Posted by Griffin25 on Saturday, January 4, 2020 12:54 PM

Making progress. This is the only thing I'm working on. This kit is a breeze to build. Pretty simple. Very little clean up and no gaps. I'm not messing around with any PE or metal barrels either. I did order friulmodel tracks however. I really enjoyed the last set I got for a T-55. 

 

 

Griffin

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Posted by lostagain on Sunday, January 5, 2020 5:28 AM

Griffin, nice start. Good save with the figures and weapons. I haven't been brave enough to start my resin figures yet.

This is my Catalina kit - originally got it for the RAAF markings before I saw the TAA decal kit.

The plane had the wheels removed for extra payload so I had to blank off the wells.

Then the body got a Tamiya spraycan white undercoat as a base, to check the patching and to cover the black plastic (even though I will probably need to sand it back to do the seams.

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, January 5, 2020 11:58 AM

Okay;

 Question;

    Does it have to be from a certain era? Also, can it Float like a Boat? Can it be a Boat?    T.B.      P.S. I figure within one years time I could get the hang of pictures again.

    I have one Beautiful Model in Mind. No, Not bragging, Just, I think it's neat.

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Posted by Mach1 on Sunday, January 5, 2020 7:51 PM

Tanker-Builder

Okay;

 Question;

    Does it have to be from a certain era? Also, can it Float like a Boat? Can it be a Boat?    T.B.      P.S. I figure within one years time I could get the hang of pictures again.

    I have one Beautiful Model in Mind. No, Not bragging, Just, I think it's neat.

 

Hi Tanker-Builder,

In order on your questions: 1) there are no era constraints, 2) Yes, 3) Yes.

Were you thinking naval or maritime? It'd be great to have you along with either.

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Posted by Mach1 on Sunday, January 5, 2020 7:57 PM

Griffin: Good progress.

lostagain: That's a good start on the Catalina.

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, January 6, 2020 3:41 PM

Hi;

    I am Thinking Malaysian Navy ! I Think?

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Posted by murph on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 8:49 AM

I'm already planning on building a 48th scale Hasegawa or Kinetic F-18B in RCAF markings as an early CF-188B this year so I'll play along.

Retired and living the dream!

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Posted by Griffin25 on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 6:33 PM

Piers I can't see your pics for some reason. Tanker a Malaysian Navy vessel would be cool! What era? I'm plodding along. 

 

 

Griffin

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Posted by Mach1 on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 7:47 PM

Tanker-Builder

Hi;

    I am Thinking Malaysian Navy ! I Think?

 

That would definitely be something unique. Which era were you looking at? Also, which scale were you thinking?

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Posted by Mach1 on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 7:49 PM

murph

I'm already planning on building a 48th scale Hasegawa or Kinetic F-18B in RCAF markings as an early CF-188B this year so I'll play along.

 

Welcome aboard, murph. I'll get you added to the roster.

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Posted by Mach1 on Sunday, January 12, 2020 4:38 PM

Started in on the Heinkel.

Each side of the fuselage is a two piece assembly, so I've gotten them cleaned up and assembled.

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, January 13, 2020 11:57 AM

Mach1

Started in on the Heinkel.

Each side of the fuselage is a two piece assembly, so I've gotten them cleaned up and assembled.

 

Very cool. I should be starting on the Spitfire in a day or two. That one should build quickly baring any life or kit issues.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

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Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 5:55 PM

Griffin, does that kit come with French Indo China markings ? That has garnered my interest.

Piers, that TAA Sunbird Catalina is right in my interest category. Any Australian civil aviation does, but particularly the early airlines. I literally can't wait.

I have too many choices for this GB, I'm a bit conflicted about a British or Japanese Me 163, or a Turkish, Hungarian or Japanese FW 190. Or a million other choices, lol.

Cheers

Tony

 

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

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Posted by Griffin25 on Thursday, January 16, 2020 12:12 PM

Tony it does come with French markings but not the right ones for the battle of Dien Bien Phu. I'm getting some after market decals that will be correct. Turkish FW 190 would be different

 

 

Griffin

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Posted by taxtp on Thursday, January 16, 2020 6:42 PM
Thanks Griffin

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

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, January 17, 2020 12:04 PM

I managed to get started on the Spitfire. Even though it's a Spitfire with US markings, the callouts are calling for all RAF colors. Not sure if this is correct, but I'm gonna go that route anyway. It will look cool when done. I have the pit completed, it's a tad low detail, but that's okay, 99% will never see it anyway.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

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