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Posted by Mach1 on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 2:13 PM

Griffin: Ouch! That's the first time I've seen vinyl tracks do that.

Stik: That's good to know, thanks for posting the link.

lewbud: That Mustang looks sharp!

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Posted by lewbud on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 4:38 PM

Thanks Mach! 

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

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Posted by Griffin25 on Thursday, February 6, 2020 2:07 PM

stikpusher

And yes, Fruil does make the sprocket and idler wheels for a 1/35 M24

http://www.friulmodel.hu/en/aw-21-m24-chaffee-i188/

 

Stik. Thank you. I really appreciate the information. I had no idea. I spent half a day trying to get the vinyl tracks on. It took a lot of trial and error. I feel pretty dumb right now but I'll just sell the Friuls on eBay. It's for the best to keep my sanity. I did not do my due diligence on the issue. 

 

 

Griffin

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, February 9, 2020 12:52 PM

I've been sick for the last week+, and now I'm feeling like it's time to get back at things. I have the decals done and the pin wash is also done. I still need to dull coat the bird and paint the nav lights and add some exhaust staining, then I should wrap this one up. I may get it done today, we will see.

BK

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Posted by Griffin25 on Monday, February 10, 2020 9:31 AM

BK that looks great. The wash came out nice. Did you do the pin wash after the gloss coat or before? 

 

 

Griffin

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, February 10, 2020 9:46 AM

Griffin25
Did you do the pin wash after the gloss coat or before? 

I've learned through trial and error that I gloss coat for decals then Semi-gloss coat for pin washes. The gloss is too slick and won't hold a wash and flat soaks up too much, semi gloss gives you just the right control. Once the pin wash is done and cleaned up I flat coat the kit if its a war bird and semi gloss if its one that was better maintained. I need to remember on many of these kits that taking a needle or scribe to the lines before paint would aid in holding the washes much better. I just keep forgetting.

Thanks for the kind words.

BK

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Posted by lewbud on Monday, February 10, 2020 12:39 PM

Sharp looking Spit BK!

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

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 11:32 AM

I'm calling the Spitfire done. It built up pretty nice with no real issues. I left the bird pretty clean as I just didn't want to beat this one up. The Tamiya clear darkened the paint and I won't be using that again for clear; MM clear doesn't alter the tone of the paint so I will stick with it. The paints were Vallejo RAF colors and it's OOB with kit decals.

I noticed, too late, that I put the right side decals on backwards, so that sucks. But, that's building I guess. I also noticed here that I forgot the arial and the rear view mirror. I now have those added to the kit. I still can correct the decals, oof!!

Thanks for a great GB, it was fun.

BK

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Posted by Griffin25 on Saturday, February 15, 2020 1:50 PM

That looks really nice BK. I really like the pin wash. It really shows well on the underside. This group build is a little sad I have to say. Hopefully it picks up. 

 

 

Griffin

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, February 15, 2020 3:14 PM

A few more weeks and I can actively partake...

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, February 16, 2020 11:47 AM

Griffin25
Hopefully it picks up. 

I've noticed that many of the GB's are moving at a slower than normal pace. The threads all around seem to be showing less activity by many members. It must be the season and things will pick up all around.

BK

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Posted by Mach1 on Sunday, February 16, 2020 8:35 PM

Brandon: Great job on the Spit, I really like how the finish came out. Any preference for the gallery?

Lewbud: Likewise, did you have a preference for the gallery for your Mustang?

BrandonK

 

 
Griffin25
Hopefully it picks up. 

 

I've noticed that many of the GB's are moving at a slower than normal pace. The threads all around seem to be showing less activity by many members. It must be the season and things will pick up all around.

 

BK

 

Here's hoping it does for all the GBs. Wonder how much "show season" is affecting things?

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, February 16, 2020 8:47 PM

The overall site has been very slow on builds for months now, not just the GBs. The more prolific builders have left or slowed down over the past six months. Lots of talk here, but far less building.

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by lewbud on Sunday, February 16, 2020 8:47 PM

Mach,

The last pic please.

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

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Posted by Griffin25 on Sunday, February 16, 2020 10:22 PM

Mach1

Brandon: Great job on the Spit, I really like how the finish came out. Any preference for the gallery?

Lewbud: Likewise, did you have a preference for the gallery for your Mustang?

 Mach. If you're going to host a group build and someone has finished a build you might want to pipe in before 3 days pass. That's your job as the host. FYI. 

 
BrandonK

 

 
Griffin25
Hopefully it picks up. 

 

I've noticed that many of the GB's are moving at a slower than normal pace. The threads all around seem to be showing less activity by many members. It must be the season and things will pick up all around.

 

BK

 

 

 

Here's hoping it does for all the GBs. Wonder how much "show season" is affecting things?

 

Mach. If you're going to host a group build it might be good etiquette to reply to a finished build before 3 days go by. FYI

 

 

Griffin

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, February 16, 2020 11:22 PM

stikpusher

The overall site has been very slow on builds for months now, not just the GBs. The more prolific builders have left or slowed down over the past six months. Lots of talk here, but far less building.

 

I agree, and I've definately noticed. Feels kinda like a tomb sometimes.

BK

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, February 16, 2020 11:24 PM

Mach1, go with the 3rd pic without the flash, it looks the best. Well, the best I can do while my booth is put away till we move. The pics I can do now kinda suck, but it's all I can do atm.

BK

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Monday, February 17, 2020 6:35 AM

Brandon, great finish on the spit, very sharp and nice restrained weathering. Got to be happy with that.

Lewbud, fast and fine work on the Weekend mustang. Good result with an unusual subject.

Griffin, really like the finish on Conti, looking forward to where you are going with this one.

The Cat has been left alone for two weeks while I was on holiday. Back now, the wing is ready for decals while the fuselage is ready for colour on the tail and hull.

So more painting to be done, and it will be interesting getting the fuselage stripe on as it has to fit over strakes and fairings. Judicious slicing and buckets of decal solvent is called for.

 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, February 17, 2020 9:45 AM

Griffin25. Beautiful work on that tank, stunning camo and those tracks can be a bit trouble some.

BrandonK. Awesome spitfire!! spot on camo..

Lewbud. very cool looking P-51 Yes

up date on P-47.

 .Nick

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Posted by Griffin25 on Monday, February 17, 2020 6:09 PM

Looks like a good start Nick. Lost for some reason I can't see your pics on my phone. I'll try my tablet.... 

 

 

Griffin

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Posted by lewbud on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 11:45 PM

Thanks Lost and Crown.

Mach,

Put me down for a ROK P-51 as well.

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

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 10:54 AM

crown r n7
up date on P-47.

The pit looks amazing. Gotta love those jugs.

BK

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Posted by Griffin25 on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 11:17 AM

I've got the French Chaffee pretty much done. I'm going to start working on the base and figures now. I'll add some gear to the tank later. The antennas are cat whiskers I find around the house. 

 

 

Griffin

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, February 20, 2020 9:39 AM

Griffin25

I've got the French Chaffee pretty much done. I'm going to start working on the base and figures now. I'll add some gear to the tank later. The antennas are cat whiskers I find around the house. 

 

 

 

Gorgeous work, it is stunning. But how big is this cat?

BK

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Posted by Griffin25 on Thursday, February 20, 2020 6:08 PM

LOL BK. She's a 15 pounder! 

 

 

Griffin

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Monday, February 24, 2020 5:54 AM

Very nice work on the M 24 there Griff, super finish. Really looking forward to see it in the diorama with the cat...

And that pit looks great too crown. Coming along very nicely.

Started decaling the cat - no whiskers on this one either...

The wing codes and 'TAA' (Trans Australian Airline) are smaller than the reference photos, could be 50% bigger I think.

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Posted by Griffin25 on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 10:06 PM

 What happened to this build? A finished build isn't even in the Gallery. Bummer man. Tongue Tied 

 

 

Griffin

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 11:51 PM

Mach 1 hasn’t posted on here since mid February. The forum search function is useless, so we really can’t see if he has posted anywhere else on the forums since then. I do hope that he is ok. I was hoping to start my project for this GB soon.

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, March 12, 2020 8:25 PM

Brandon k thank you and your spitfire looks stunning!

Lostagain thanks the p-47 up dates have been slow.

Griffin your tank awesome real cool camo.

my p47 pics.

 

working on deals now will post asap 

 .Nick

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Posted by Theuns on Friday, March 13, 2020 3:20 AM

Hi, please put me down for a 1/48 academy F15e in Israeli colors.

 

Theuns

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