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The Forgotten War GB 2020 - Prize Winner Announced!

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Posted by JacknewbIII on Saturday, April 25, 2020 5:52 PM

John

Whichever pic you prefer for the front page is fine with me. 

I need to think on the name and Where did I miss the contest? 

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Posted by jeaton01 on Saturday, April 25, 2020 6:37 PM

Looks nice, Jack.  I kind of expect Tarzan to be the tank commander.

John

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Posted by freem on Saturday, April 25, 2020 11:52 PM

Think I'm ready to foil my progress on the F-80!  Have had no time to do anything the last couple of weeks, but I did lay out the stuff to foil with. A sheet of household aluminum foil, 3M spray adhesive, mineral spirits (paint thinner), super sharp blades, and a couple of thin balsa wood pieces for burnishing.  Learned the technique from none other than FineScale modeler magazine--specifically the August 1988 (you read that right) issue.  There's been several other articles since.  

I'll post more technique descripions as I progress (hopefully).

Chris Christenson

 

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Sunday, April 26, 2020 6:00 PM

JacknewbIII

John

Whichever pic you prefer for the front page is fine with me. 

I need to think on the name and Where did I miss the contest? 

 

Good deal. The contest and its rules are described under the GB description and the ground rules.  Big Smile

     “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

 

 

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Sunday, April 26, 2020 6:05 PM

freem

Think I'm ready to foil my progress on the F-80!  Have had no time to do anything the last couple of weeks, but I did lay out the stuff to foil with. A sheet of household aluminum foil, 3M spray adhesive, mineral spirits (paint thinner), super sharp blades, and a couple of thin balsa wood pieces for burnishing.  Learned the technique from none other than FineScale modeler magazine--specifically the August 1988 (you read that right) issue.  There's been several other articles since.  

I'll post more technique descripions as I progress (hopefully).

 

 

Will follow, freem! :)

     “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

 

 

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Posted by JacknewbIII on Monday, April 27, 2020 3:17 PM

My apologies John it has been a while since I read the entry information Huh?

I did some research on the topic and think we should go with "1951 Year of the Tiger".

There are various reports on why they were painted this way and this is one that resonated with me c(with the physchological aspect of the tiger looking mean). Jack

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, April 27, 2020 5:14 PM

Ohhhh very cool Freem!!!

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

 

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, April 27, 2020 5:14 PM

jeaton01

Looks nice, Jack.  I kind of expect Tarzan to be the tank commander.

 

LOL!!!

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, April 27, 2020 5:17 PM

JacknewbIII

My apologies John it has been a while since I read the entry information Huh?

I did some research on the topic and think we should go with "1951 Year of the Tiger".

There are various reports on why they were painted this way and this is one that resonated with me c(with the physchological aspect of the tiger looking mean). Jack

 

Yeah, the tiger face was supposed to scare the Chinese who were supposed to be superstitious.

Plus the tiger is I've heard considered as a guardian animal of Korea. So it also served as a boost to the morale to Korean troops- or so I've heard.

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

 

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Posted by Glamdring on Monday, April 27, 2020 5:47 PM

Sorry for bad lighting, it was a cloudy day and I just wanted to get some WIP  pics going.  I did some work over the weekend, and this is only the first 6 or 7 steps of the instruction book!

 

The remaing 40-something steps consist of attaching all sorts of little bits, which will make handling going forward a true exercise in stress!  Big Smile

Robert

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, April 27, 2020 10:55 PM

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 1:12 AM

JacknewbIII

My apologies John it has been a while since I read the entry information Huh?

I did some research on the topic and think we should go with "1951 Year of the Tiger".

There are various reports on why they were painted this way and this is one that resonated with me c(with the physchological aspect of the tiger looking mean). Jack

 

No prob! I’ll get the title and picture up soon. Big Smile Superstition never did the superstitious any good!

 

     “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

 

 

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 1:19 AM

Glamdring - Don’t give up! :)

Stik, I made a GB badge using that picture; but I ultimately narrowed down the badge selection. If you want me to add it to the badge options, I can. 

     “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

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 7:25 AM

Robert: Cool!!! I've had the AFV Club M40 on and off my bench for the better part of forever. I'm really interested in how the Tamiya one goes! 

SP: And love that! I started that same kit back in your Korea GB, gee what was it over ten years ago? Had a couple of sheets of PE included when I ordered it from Ebay, tried to use them, got frustrated and put it aside. 

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

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 10:43 AM

John, its up to you on which badges you offer. I’m fine with what’s up there. I’m just happy to build for a GB and finish up the project before the end date.

Gamera, my Korean War GB was indeed 10 years ago, running from 2010 to 2013.

 

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 John 3:16 KJV on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:23 AM

Alright. :) Good start so far, Stik! 

     “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

 

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 6:17 PM

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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 JacknewbIII on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 12:33 AM

Stik really nice work so far! I can't wait to see how the 1/35 version turns out.

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 11:46 AM

Great work there on the hull and running gear SP!!! 

And has it been ten years since your GB?!?! Gee, time flies when you're having fun... Confused

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 7:55 PM

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, April 30, 2020 11:46 AM

Arrrrggggghhhhhh!!!!!! Track links! Well, at least when you're done there the worst part of the build will be over. 

And your GB was fantastic, lots of fun. I think it was the last one I got two subjects completed and made a lot of progress on the third. 

Way too many people have vanished since then. I wonder what happened to The Draken who was teaching English in Korea. I remember him being honked off about students who kept stealing the models he was teaching about the war with. I've got his website bookmarked on my PC at home, haven't checked it in years though so it might not be there now. 

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

 

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Posted by JacknewbIII on Thursday, April 30, 2020 2:31 PM

Just when I start to find interest in armor models you show up with the sprue of track links! Back to aircraft I go! That looks like a lot of effort. Nice work so far.

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, April 30, 2020 2:32 PM

Gamera

Arrrrggggghhhhhh!!!!!! Track links! Well, at least when you're done there the worst part of the build will be over. 

You have got that right!

 

Gamera

And your GB was fantastic, lots of fun. I think it was the last one I got two subjects completed and made a lot of progress on the third. 

 

Yes, lots of folks did some super builds, or several. I finished at least two that I remember...

 

Gamera

Way too many people have vanished since then. I wonder what happened to The Draken who was teaching English in Korea. I remember him being honked off about students who kept stealing the models he was teaching about the war with. I've got his website bookmarked on my PC at home, haven't checked it in years though so it might not be there now. 

 

Yeah that’s too bad... a lot left in the forum crackdowns... good people.. every now and then you wonder what they’re up to. 

 

 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, April 30, 2020 8:31 PM

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, May 1, 2020 10:10 AM

Looks good! You're getting there! 

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

 

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Posted by B-36Andy on Saturday, May 2, 2020 8:13 PM

Wow! I'd like to join!

Just bought a 'Korean War T-33' kit by Hobby Craft! 1/48 scale.

Looks like a fun group build!

Andy

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Saturday, May 2, 2020 9:13 PM

Thanks, Andy; and welcome to the build. Good to have you! Welcome Sign

SP, good job so far.

A reminder, pls no swearing. Part of the rules. Thx.

     “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

 

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, May 3, 2020 12:14 AM

John 3:16 KJV

SP, good job so far.

A reminder, pls no swearing. Part of the rules. Thx.

 

I think that we shall be parting ways here then. The FSM Nannybot did not censor my words, and in my book, the word that I used is not “foul language” as you listed on your rules. Im sorry that you disapprove of my occasional language, but I will not change my ways. Thanks for hosting. Good luck to you.

Please remove me from the participants roster.

 

 

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 John 3:16 KJV on Sunday, May 3, 2020 1:32 AM

Thanks for your participation, SP. 

     “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

 

 

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Posted by Glamdring on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 8:47 PM

I had a good weekend of building, this kit is pretty much falling together so far.  My favorite aspect of the kit is actually the instructions...Tamiya clearly labels the subassembly I am installing on the vehicle.  Very interesting stuff!

Here is the chassis so far:

I also finished assembly of the dozer blade:

 

Most subassemblies have been left off to aid in painting later.  Given that I normally paint with a rattle can, a forthcoming challenge will be ensuring the OD green covers all  the corners, nooks and crannies.  I may just brush paint it in the end. 

Anyway, that's for another day. Time to move  on to the best part, the Big Gun!  (no pictures on that yet though)

 

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

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