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  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, March 13, 2020 9:49 AM

the decals are on.

 .Nick

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, March 13, 2020 11:24 AM

I hope you guys don't mind me sticking my head in here...

Brandon and Nick: Beautiful work on the Spit and P-47 guys!!! 

Griffon: I LOVE that French M24! LOVE that awesome camo!!! Heart

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, March 13, 2020 12:09 PM

crown r n7

the decals are on.

 

Man that is looking super sharp in the SEAC colors and markings! Beautiful!

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, March 19, 2020 4:42 AM

many thanks Gamera and Stikpusher.

Gave the P-47 a pin wash and some weathering.

 .Nick

  • Member since
    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Thursday, March 19, 2020 9:23 AM

I have to clean some things off the bench first but I have a Hasegawa 1/48 F-104 with German markings to build.

 

On Ed's bench, ???

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, March 19, 2020 10:27 AM

Crown, your Jug is looking better and better! Whose colors did you use for the topside Dark Earth and Dark Green?

 

68, I cant wait to see that F-104. Is it going to be Luftwaffe or Marine?

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, March 20, 2020 11:14 AM

Stikpusher. thanks again. I used AK interactive RAF camo set,(AK 2010) its the second time I use it works good airbrushes free hand well. The paint dryies to a semi gloss, I'm slowly changing to acrylics I really like the clean up.

 .Nick

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, March 20, 2020 6:55 PM

Nick, thats a cracking looking P-47 there.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

  • Member since
    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Saturday, March 21, 2020 3:33 PM

Stik, its going to be anniversary luftwaffe.  Jg 32

On Ed's bench, ???

  • Member since
    April 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Monday, March 23, 2020 6:51 AM

Great work on the Jug there Nick, it is looking very shmick. Nice look with the preshading and the weathering. Can't wait to see it finished.

68, That looks like a cracker of a scheme.

The Catalina is finished in the colours of TAA.

The Academy kit was basic, but a good base for the scheme. The black plastic took a bit of covering over so the Tamiya spray primer came in useful.

The wing markings were on the small side looking at the references. They are smaller in comparison to the other TAA scheme I did on a Fairey Rotodyne - see photos at the end.

Mach 1, thanks for running the the GB, it is a great subject.

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, March 23, 2020 11:15 AM

68GT

Stik, its going to be anniversary luftwaffe.  Jg 32

 

Nice! That’s going to be quite colorful!

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, March 26, 2020 3:23 PM

 Many thanks fellas Im having problems with postimage is down for mantiance I hope these pics show up more to follow but the P-47 is done.

That F-104 with that paint job ! stunning...

 .Nick

  • Member since
    January 2013
  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Monday, March 30, 2020 9:22 AM

Nick, Elaine is a real beauty. Excellent painting and finishing. Yes

  • Member since
    January 2013
  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Monday, March 30, 2020 9:25 AM

I opened the Eduard box yesterday. Seems like a very nice kit, with nice detail.

Cockpit assembly was started and the armored glass behind the seat was masked off with masking tape

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 5:19 AM

Got started on the Phantom. 

 

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    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Thursday, April 9, 2020 3:19 AM

Nick,

As the others have said, that's a great looking Thunderbolt you've got there.

Lost,

A most excellent job on the Catalina!

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

  • Member since
    April 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Friday, April 10, 2020 4:10 PM

Thanks for the kind words lewbud, I found the glossy finish a bit of a challenge but I am happy with the results.

  • Member since
    January 2013
  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Monday, April 20, 2020 3:03 AM

Cockpit assembled and painted interior green. A minimum amount of wiring was added, just so that it was not totally OOB.

Also IP was painted black and kit decals were applied.

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, April 20, 2020 9:52 AM

LG. stunning paint on the PBY!! well done.

Zvezda. Good start nice!!

TJ. The F4 is taking shape.

Lewbud. Many thanks..

The P-47 is done and thank all of you for your comments.

 .Nick

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, April 20, 2020 11:02 AM

Beautiful finish Nick! And I really like that outdoor “tropical” setting too Wink

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 3:42 PM

Stik.Many thanks it seemed the right thing to do.

 .Nick

  • Member since
    January 2013
  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 6:11 PM

Nick: Looks like the real thing. Such a beauty!

  • Member since
    January 2013
  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 6:19 PM

For this build I decided to use the kit supplied figure and not throw it in the spares box as usual (which is now full of jobless & colorless pilots of various scales and eras).

Acrylics were used and a coat of gloss applied at the end.

So, comrade Mr. pilot also joined the GB. He doesn't look very happy, probably doesn't like my face painting skills, but lets pretend it's battle weariness...

  • Member since
    January 2013
  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Sunday, May 10, 2020 5:46 AM

I apologize for the 18 days absence.

Fuselage and wings assembly was completed. Right fuselage half turned out a bit shorter, so things at the nose section were corrected with a little plastic.

Wing root joins were filled, sanded and inspected with some blue marker.

Also exhausts were drilled and hollowed and the nose 37mm cannon barrel was replaced with a needle.

Best regards to all

 

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Sunday, May 10, 2020 6:46 AM

Hey no worries . that kit looks very clean ,I need to get me one of those .

 .Nick

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, May 10, 2020 11:19 AM

Man Bell sure used a large retaining nut for the nose gear strut... Wink Looking real good Zvezda! 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, May 16, 2020 2:41 PM

Almost ready for decals

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, May 16, 2020 4:28 PM
A silver F-4F? Interesting...

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, May 16, 2020 6:54 PM

stikpusher
A silver F-4F? Interesting...
 

You'll see

 

  • Member since
    January 2013
  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Sunday, May 17, 2020 4:49 PM

Stickpusher: Those days they built them to last, he he. I hope this nose gear will stay on the ground eventually, with all this weight...

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