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  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, May 22, 2020 5:48 PM

3 days of decalling the bottom is done

 

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    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, May 22, 2020 6:23 PM

That's very cool ,interesting 

  

Nick.

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    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Saturday, May 23, 2020 6:43 PM

I have one those F-4Fs also but cant figure which silver to use.  What paint did you use?

 

On Ed's bench, ???

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    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, May 23, 2020 11:04 PM

68GT

I have one those F-4Fs also but cant figure which silver to use.  What paint did you use?

 

 

I used Tamiya flat aluminum then glossed it for decals. Looks like aluminum paint

 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, May 24, 2020 9:17 AM

Right side almost done. Still wet from setting solution 

 

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    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Sunday, May 24, 2020 11:21 AM

Phabulous Phantom TJ!

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

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, May 24, 2020 12:40 PM

TJ, that is beautiful! Now I see why the silver... one of those anniversary schemes...

 

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 Sunday, May 24, 2020 2:30 PM

stikpusher

TJ, that is beautiful! Now I see why the silver... one of those anniversary schemes...

 

Yes Yeah I really like these one off schemes 

 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, May 24, 2020 2:31 PM

lewbud

Phabulous Phantom TJ!

 

thanks. I do have to say these decals are making this look easy. Very nice to work with

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, June 7, 2020 3:56 AM

I made a start on the Ventura a few weeks ago just doing a bit here and there. But over the last week i have been able to put more time into it. This is the kit.

I am useing an Eduard PE set and mask and while they are intended for the PV 1, i can still use most of it on this. After doing some reading up, i used Xtracolours British interior green on the inside.

Fuselage went together, pretty weel.

Then got the wings and tail on. The later is a resin set from Pavla. The fit of the canopy is a bit off, it sticks out a fraction on one side, but nothing major.

I have since got it primed and am now part way through the paint job. So should have some more soon.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 2:51 PM

I'm calling the Phantom phinished. JG71 50th Anniversary scheme

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 3:00 PM

Thats a sweet looking Phantom TJ.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 3:21 PM
Thanks Bish. Its really a nice kit and the decals go down very easily

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, June 14, 2020 6:41 AM

Got the Ventura primed and painted. I aded the decals from DK Decals followed by a flory wash and a flat coat. Theres a few seam issues, especially around the engiens bt i can live with it. The PE bomb bay dors were a real pain but i got there in the end.

Should have this finished soon.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, June 14, 2020 12:54 PM

That looks real good Bish! 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, June 14, 2020 1:01 PM

Thanks carls. Looks better in the pics than it does in the flesh.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, June 14, 2020 1:50 PM
I agree with Stik. Looks great

 

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    January 2013
  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Monday, June 15, 2020 5:09 PM

Bish: The ventura is really nice, I think the RAF camo looks much more fitting than the typical USN blue

TJ: Thumps up for your silver dagger. Beautiful

  • Member since
    January 2013
  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Monday, June 15, 2020 5:15 PM

Finally some paint. Typical N.Gray + O.Drab (Tamiya O.D with some drops of white and yellow) . Some post shading was applied with the airbrush, with mixes of 90% thinner and 10% flat black & white. It still looks a bit 'dead' , I hope when the decals are applied it will liven up.

 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, June 21, 2020 12:49 PM
Still a no show for Mach 1 since February.

 

  • Member since
    January 2013
  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Monday, July 6, 2020 4:44 PM

Hope everything is OK. ...

I stole some time to work on the Airacobra and to forge the decision that I will finish this no matter what.

Recognition white stripes were painted.

Then gloss coat (Gunze acrylic), decals & stencils, and then another rich gloss coat. Decals were excellent and advanced my proficiency in Russian, with all those slogans.

Rest of small bits were also painted and gloss coated (prop, landing gear, spinner, drop tank, etc).

Btw I realised from my references that the 'N' model fuel tanks & fuel capacity were smaller than the previous versions (to reduce weight) , thus the drop tank was a must for any decent mission (apart from strafing your neighbor next door )

I ended up loving this kit, I am already devising plans for New Guinea and Guadalcanal birds with nice pin-up  ladies

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 6:25 AM
Looks great with the decals

 

  • Member since
    January 2013
  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Sunday, July 19, 2020 4:22 PM

Today the various bits n pieces were put together.

A little paint chipping at the usual places (walkways & ammo loading panels), some exhaust stains and dry pastel for dusting the wheels and lower surfaces.

I opted to add the belly drop tank, since the 'N' model airacobras used them almost always, due to their shorter range. All gun barrels were replaced by brass tubing of various diameters (larger for nose cannon)

The kit was then placed on a quickly built airfiled base with a soviet ground crewman ('defected' from an ICM Luftwaffe crew kit) giving an 'all clear' before engine start up.

An oil barrel was also painted, weathered/rusted and placed in the scene, with the USA inscriptions highlighted, so as to accentuate the 'Lend/Lease' nature of the plane (and its consumables). 

Time is April 1945 and place is the borders of the 3rd Reich, during the start of the Berlin offensive.

This was a really nice kit, I will be building more in the (very near) future.

I hope all is well with Mach1, whom I wish to thank for this fun build opportunity.

Some pictures of the completed build.

 

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    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Sunday, July 19, 2020 5:08 PM

Nice job Zvezda!Yes

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

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, July 26, 2020 4:51 AM

OOOP's, i actually completed the Ventura last month. But i got so carried away doing the Warrior, i completly forgot to post the final pics and only remembered this week. So, beter late than never, here they are.

Thanks for running the GB and the chance to build this.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

  • Member since
    January 2013
  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Sunday, July 26, 2020 5:28 AM

Bish, excellent. Beautiful camo painting work Yes

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    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Friday, July 31, 2020 5:38 PM

Nice job Bish!

Working on another Mustang, which fits in with this group.  Kit is the Tamiya 1/72 P-51D.  Markings are by AIMS Decals for a F-51D from 2 Sqn SAAF based at Chinhae (K10) in 1952.  It was attached to the 18th FBG USAF.  

The pit is ready.

Now I have something that looks like an airplane.

More soon.

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

  • Member since
    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Sunday, August 2, 2020 8:51 PM

Today's update.

Put your mask on, there's going to be a paint fight.

Fresh out of the paint shop and ready for decals.

More soon.

 

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

  • Member since
    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:14 PM

Today's update.

Just about finished with the decals.  I still have the black outline decals that go on the blue and yellow fuselage decals, and a couple of springboks for the underside roundels.

Still have a few things to paint, but the decals should be done tonight.  More soon.

 

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

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 11:22 AM

TJ, that F4 is amazing. I have never seen a scheme like that. Super cool!!

Bish, the Ventura is awesome looking. Very nice work again.

Zvezda, excellent work on the P-39. Looks great. The figures look great also.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

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