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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, May 7, 2020 7:41 AM

Robert: That looks good!!! Gotta love Tamiya engineering! 

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Friday, May 8, 2020 11:53 PM

Congrats on the progress, Glamdring! Good quote there, too, by the way! :)

     “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 crown r n7 on Sunday, May 10, 2020 9:30 AM

Put me in  with a Hasegawa F4U-5N in 1/48.

Nick.

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Sunday, May 10, 2020 1:43 PM

Sure thing, and Welcome Sign!

     “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 Sunday, May 10, 2020 9:54 PM

Sounds cool Crown!

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Monday, May 11, 2020 8:24 AM

So, I guess, I have officially started my contribution to this group build.  This weekend, I was able to get the 1/72 pilots painted for my F-86 and MiG15.  One American aviator, and one Soviet:

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Monday, May 11, 2020 8:11 PM

Good job, Justin! 

     “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, May 12, 2020 7:31 AM

Yeah Justin, that's some nice work on the pilots! 

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 1:11 PM

Thanks guys!  Those pilots are TINY! painting those is like Bob Ross would say "One hair and some air" ...

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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Posted by Glamdring on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 6:46 PM

Put in some good progress on the cannon over the weekend and did an initial base coat of OD:

 

Obviously needs a couple more coats of the Vallejo primer, but I'm still debating on picking up a rattle can of OD green rather than continuing with the brushwork.

The barrel itself is from Tamiya's aluminum upgrade set.  It's a little disapointing that it wasn't included to begin with, but the $15 cost is preferable to dealing with the 7 inch seams!

I give the AFV Club kit props for including a metal barrel in their 16 year old base kit, even if it was a more basic interation than this Tamiya version.  

 

Robert

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, May 14, 2020 8:43 AM

That looks good! And I'd agree fifteen bucks for the turned metal barrel is worth it. 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, May 14, 2020 11:18 AM

Justin. nice job on those little guy's.

Robert. that barrel is impressive, the kit must be quite big?

Gamera. thank you!

John 3:16V. the lastest pics 

the cockpit is bare bones .

Nick.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, May 14, 2020 11:33 AM

That looks good Nick! Yes

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Thursday, May 14, 2020 9:14 PM

crown r - The Corsair’s comin’ along! Good engine!

Glamdring - The metal barrel is a good addition to the build!

     “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 Saturday, May 16, 2020 7:12 PM

Thanks guys, this kit has been a real pleasure so far.

Nick - The M40 used a modified Sherman chasis, so it's not a terribly large kit.  It just looks bigger because of the "Long Tom" cannon.  Smile

Looking forward to your Corsair, one my favorite planes!

Robert

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Posted by JacknewbIII on Sunday, May 17, 2020 3:25 PM

Corsair looks good! I have one on the bench right now myself.

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Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 7:09 PM

Gamera. Thanks bud its a hand full with this AK paint.

John.thank you its straight out of the box.

Robert. many thanks mine too next to the P-47.

Jack.its abit fusy when attaching the cowling.

this is the latest pics, with this AK paint its a must to primer 1st if not the paint runs and doesnt stick. I wonder if the decals would go on with out a gloss clear coat? The hasegawa decals are tempermental.

Nick.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, May 21, 2020 8:29 AM

That's a really nice job on the pre-shading! Yes

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Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, May 22, 2020 10:52 AM

Gamera. many thanks my friend.

I gave the F4U a clear gloss coat of Vajello clear varnish with 50%Testors universal acrylic thinner works well with that thick tacky varnish..

Nick.

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, May 22, 2020 11:02 AM

Really, that's some sharp work. 

I expanded the photos and I can see pre-shading there. Not too strong nor too subtle- looks just right! 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, May 22, 2020 11:25 AM

I was rolling the dice with the AK interactive paint several mist coats then mist coats of clear for decals. Then either a semigloss or flat? did to test 1st.The flat is going to change the preshade. thanks again

Nick.

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Friday, May 22, 2020 1:00 PM

crown r n7

Gamera. many thanks my friend.

I gave the F4U a clear gloss coat of Vajello clear varnish with 50%Testors universal acrylic thinner works well with that thick tacky varnish..

 

 

The Corsair is looking awesome!  I'm Diggin' the paintwork!

 

 

 

 

I have been meaning to get back on here and post some pics...I got started on the Eduard MiG 15 (1/72), starting with the 'pit, as usual...

 

I began to assemble the fuselage sides, and they were giving me some trouble, but I will get back to it tomorrow, since we have rain in the forcast...

 

 

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, May 22, 2020 5:27 PM

Awesome pit and pilot !

Nick.

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Posted by Glamdring on Saturday, May 23, 2020 4:34 PM

This isn't much of an update, brush painting is going rather slowly, but it's better than nothing!

Robert

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Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:54 PM

Robert. thats looking alright Yes.

tiny decals too many. The under side is for tomorrow... then another clear coat and weathering..

Nick.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, May 25, 2020 10:26 AM

Justin: Looks good! Like the pilot, nice work! 

Robert: Good to see her together! Looks like the running gear, tracks, and the spade are the only things left to add? The gun looks good, very lethal. 

Nick: The decals look great! She really looks like a F4U now! 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, May 25, 2020 11:25 AM

Gamera. I appreciate it... Well its raining on this Memorial Day I wouldnt care to apply clear coat today?. I am working on exhaust pipes and mounting bracket, so the engine w/cowling has a better fit, good day to watch a korean war movie.. now which one 1st.

Nick.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, May 25, 2020 2:38 PM

Yeah, not sure I'd apply a coat of clear with the humidity way up there. 

I suppose I should watch a war movie for the holiday, only question is which one? 

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

 

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 11:43 AM

Got a little more done to the MiG15 this past weekend.  it turns out that the gear bay doors are molded bigger than the gear bay openings on this think and it took quite a lot of sanding and test fitting and subsequent filing to model this MiG  "in flight"...

 

 

 

Luckily, since I will be modeling it in flight, the underside wont necessarily be on display...

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 2:02 PM

Looks good, what paint scheme you think of doing on it?

Nick.

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