SEARCH FINESCALE.COM

Enter keywords or a search phrase below:

The Forgotten War GB 2020 - Prize Winner Announced!

28070 views
485 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, December 27, 2019 11:13 PM

Yay, targets!  Oh, right, they're on my side..Surprise

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

  • Member since
    June 2019
Posted by Mach1 on Saturday, December 28, 2019 2:15 PM

stikpusher

 

 
Mach1

Decided on this since it comes with some figures. I'm also kinda curious what the differences are from the Dragon kit that Stik is doing.

 

 

 

The Orange Box kit comes with single piece DS tracks instead of the single piece indy link tracks. But you have to use the guide horns off of the original kit tracks with the DS band tracks.

Otherwise the kits are identical.

 

Thanks, that's helpful to know. I'd have preferred the single piece indy link tracks, but I'll give the DS tracks a shot before I hit up the aftermarket.

  • Member since
    March 2017
Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Saturday, December 28, 2019 5:35 PM

Landing gear being applied:

 

Decals being applied:

 

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    March 2017
Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Sunday, December 29, 2019 3:55 AM

Aaaannd she's DONE!  Final reveal of the MiG-15:

  • Member since
    April 2019
  • From: Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Sunday, December 29, 2019 11:51 AM

Congratulations on being the first to finish, AA! Big Smile Which photo would you like for the roster; and what will you name your entry (for the contest later on)? 

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

  • Member since
    March 2017
Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Sunday, December 29, 2019 3:46 PM
Thanks, John. Use photo #2 of this last sequence of five as the cover page photo. For a title, use “Soviet Air Forces pilot, Capt. Nikolai Sutyagin, Korea, 1952.”

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, December 29, 2019 4:02 PM

Mach1

 

 
stikpusher

 

 
Mach1

Decided on this since it comes with some figures. I'm also kinda curious what the differences are from the Dragon kit that Stik is doing.

 

 

 

The Orange Box kit comes with single piece DS tracks instead of the single piece indy link tracks. But you have to use the guide horns off of the original kit tracks with the DS band tracks.

Otherwise the kits are identical.

 

 

 

Thanks, that's helpful to know. I'd have preferred the single piece indy link tracks, but I'll give the DS tracks a shot before I hit up the aftermarket.

 

If the kit has the guide horns, it probably has the indy link tracks too. They are on the same sprues.

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    April 2019
  • From: Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Sunday, December 29, 2019 4:37 PM

Np; and roger that, AA! Yes

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 29, 2019 6:35 PM

AA: Ohhhhh nice work!!! Very cool and very fast! Yes

 

And love those M46s guys, they look even better with the tiger face!

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 29, 2019 7:17 PM

BTW: Watched 'Welcome to Dongmakgol' last night. A 2005 South Korean movie set in the Korean war about  three retreating North Korean soldiers, two lost South Korean solders, and a shot-down US Navy aviator who end up in Dongmakgol- a sleepy little town full of innocent sweet people and one weird 'crazy girl' (sorry, don't call me sexist- that's what the movie called her- 'crazy girl'). 

Not sure I liked it or not, it was just kinda weird... Half drama and half comedy. But 'crazy girl' was really cute if dangerous- in this clip she grabs the ring out of one of the North Korean's grenades Indifferent

And the US planes were P-47Cs, aka the 'razorback' version of the the P-47. Which as far as I know no P-47s were ever used in the Korean War. And what the heck was a Navy pilot doing in a P-47!?! The planes were CGI- they could have drawn F4Us just as easy.

 

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

 

  • Member since
    April 2019
  • From: Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Monday, December 30, 2019 12:28 PM
Yeah, they should’ve used Corsairs or even Panthers for Navy planes...

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, December 30, 2019 1:41 PM

Well, I'm reached an issue and I haven't even started yet! 

P-51s used in the Second World War had a putty material squirted into the panel lines on the wings and then it sanded flat. Then the wing was coated with a silver laquer. The extra work gave the fighter an extra 5-10 mph. I cannot find any details on Korean War F-51Ds got the same or not. Most of the aircraft used in Korea were pulled out of storage so they may not have. I did find some good photos where the wings look the same colour as the fusilage and tail. So I'm guessing they were all natural metal with no silver laquer? 

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

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, December 30, 2019 5:18 PM

If I build a Korean War Mustang it won't have any filler in the seams.  I think you are safe doing it that way, and without much variation between panels.  Aged aluminum is just like old people, we all look the same!

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

  • Member since
    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 6:52 AM

I can't tell anything from the second photo; however, the other two look like the have worn silver paint on the wings.  I would not lose any sleep over it either way.

On the Bench:

  • Italeri F-100D 1/72
  • Monogram 1/72 F-4J
  • Revel 1/72 HH-3 Jolly Green Giant
  • Monogram P-47D
  • Monogram F-14A
  • Monogram P-51D
  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 7:48 AM

Thanks guys! 

I don't want to fill those panel lines in the wings anyway. 

1). It's more work. 

2). As Lawdog said over on the aircraft forum Tamiya put some really nice detail in there. It's a shame to putty it over and cover it up. 

 

So I'm going to leave it as is. I did though find out the interesting detail that these aircraft the interior was painted flat black over the interior green. Great to find that out now instead of when I close up the fusilage. 

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

 

  • Member since
    April 2019
  • From: Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 1:36 PM

Happy New Year! Welcome to the Twenties, everybody! 

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 2:15 PM

John 3:16 KJV
Yeah, they should’ve used Corsairs or even Panthers for Navy planes...
 

or Skyraiders....

 

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: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 7:11 PM

Time to get this build going!  I sort of cleaned up the model bench and set the box down on it, as in the first picture.  Here we go.

 

 

And the box's art and its contents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

  • Member since
    April 2019
  • From: Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 8:25 PM

Nice kit! Are you going to do the “Four Queens” version? 

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 11:41 PM

No, I'll do one flown by one of the "ordinary guys", got lots of pictures to work from.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 9, 2020 7:50 AM

Jeaton (noticed we've got multiple Johns over here too!) Looks cool! And with a modern Tamiya kit should be pretty trouble-free. 

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

 

  • Member since
    September 2005
  • From: Central Nebraska
Posted by freem on Friday, January 10, 2020 11:33 AM

Add or readd me to the list with the Monogram F-80.  For some reason I have been locked out of the forums since early last month and it just got resolved last night.  I'll post some pics of the kit in the box this weekend.

Chris Christenson

 

  • Member since
    April 2019
  • From: Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Friday, January 10, 2020 3:35 PM

jeaton01

No, I'll do one flown by one of the "ordinary guys", got lots of pictures to work from.

 

Are you gonna be making your own decals then? :)

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

  • Member since
    April 2019
  • From: Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Friday, January 10, 2020 3:43 PM

freem

Add or readd me to the list with the Monogram F-80.  For some reason I have been locked out of the forums since early last month and it just got resolved last night.  I'll post some pics of the kit in the box this weekend.

 

Welcome back, freem; and welcome to the GB!Big Smile The kit is 1/48, right? 

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, January 10, 2020 9:50 PM

John 3:16 KJV

 jeaton01

No, I'll do one flown by one of the "ordinary guys", got lots of pictures to work from.

Are you gonna be making your own decals then? :)

 

 
I paint a lot of markings using stencils, but for stars and bars and such decals are my usual.  Decals often frustrate me, even though I do make them myself.  I really hate silvered decals!
 

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

  • Member since
    April 2019
  • From: Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Saturday, January 11, 2020 5:33 PM

I have never made my own decals, but that would be a nice skill to learn! 

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, January 12, 2020 2:31 AM

Here's a few parts of the F-84G.  The canopy reinforcements are white decal strip, that was about 2 hours work.  Still one more to put on, the circle on the right rear.  I made that decal a little too large so I'll have to make another one tomorrow.  I have the CMK detail set, looks like all I will use is a resin part that fits up in the back of the canopy, and I used the film and PE part for the instrument panel.  I painted up the wheels after ginding down a flat spot on the main wheel tires, this ones' likely to have a heavy loadout!

 

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, January 12, 2020 10:46 AM

jeaton01

Here's a few parts of the F-84G.  The canopy reinforcements are white decal strip, that was about 2 hours work.  Still one more to put on, the circle on the right rear.  I made that decal a little too large so I'll have to make another one tomorrow.  I have the CMK detail set, looks like all I will use is a resin part that fits up in the back of the canopy, and I used the film and PE part for the instrument panel.  I painted up the wheels after ginding down a flat spot on the main wheel tires, this ones' likely to have a heavy loadout!

 

 

 

Wow, your F84G is gonna look super nice. I built the PM version and it was nice, but I think your Tamiya will be far better. Looking forward to seeing it.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

  • Member since
    April 2019
  • From: Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Sunday, January 12, 2020 5:08 PM

Nice cockpit panel piece!

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, January 12, 2020 7:29 PM

Jeaton: That looks fantastic! The canopy parts look perfect!

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

 

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

SEARCH FORUMS
FREE NEWSLETTER
By signing up you may also receive reader surveys and occasional special offers. We do not sell, rent or trade our email lists. View our Privacy Policy.