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  • Member since
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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, January 8, 2021 8:27 AM

My brother in law and sister had it. Wasn't much worse than a slight cold. Then again a guy I follow on YouTube said he felt like his lungs were full of broken glass and he could hardly breathe. I hope yours continues to be the mild variety. 

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

 

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    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, January 7, 2021 4:56 PM

Gamera

Oh ouch TJ! That blows!

Take all the time you need. It's just a friggin' model, no need to put your health at risk.

God bless you and hope you're over this soon.

 

thank you. At this point I can barely tell I have it. Mild cold

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 7, 2021 4:26 PM

Oh ouch TJ! That blows!

Take all the time you need. It's just a friggin' model, no need to put your health at risk.

God bless you and hope you're over this soon.

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, January 7, 2021 3:18 PM

Cliff thanks again for giving me the extra days. I tested positive for you know what. So I'm not going to the second floor of my house which is where my bench is.  My wife was kind enough to bring down the F-2 and some tools to finish it up to the area of the house I'm exiled to.  Calling this done. May have some very minor touch ups but that's for later. Thanks for running another great Japanese GB

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, January 3, 2021 6:06 PM

More photos in the natural sunlight but it was cloudy- I'm not sure they turned out much better.

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

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, January 3, 2021 6:03 PM

Robert: Fantastic job there, congrads on being so quick and great work! I did crop your photo a little, hope that's okay by you.

Thinking I need to invest in a light box too now...

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

 

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  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Friday, January 1, 2021 7:20 PM

Sorry about these bad shots, cloudy and snowing out so I had to rely on the ceiling lamp for light.  My 2021 resolution is to invest in a photography lightbox.

This is the best of the lot in my opinion:

Thanks for the GB, Gamera!  I promise not to wait until the 11th hour with the Japanese Group Build X.  (Yeah, right!) 

Robert

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

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, January 1, 2021 8:06 AM

Guys thanks!!! 

Robert: You're good, grab your badge! 

I too am going to wait till this weekend and hopefully better lighting to take a picture for the finished page. 

As soon as TJ can get back into his hobby room and finish up we're off to JGB X! 

Happy New Year guys! And hope and pray it's better than 2020... 

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

 

  • Member since
    January 2013
  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Friday, January 1, 2021 4:00 AM

Robert: This is a beautiful plane. I am curious to see some more pics from various angles.

Cliff: Masterfull painting and weathering. I am also impressed by the look of the metal primer on the wheel wells.

I also want to thank you for hosting another inspiring GB. I will of course join No.X

Happy, healthy and prosperous new year to everybody

  • Member since
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  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Thursday, December 31, 2020 9:56 PM

I don't know Gamera, looks good to me!  

The Seiran has been completed tonight, I even have a quick proof shot:

I will post better pictures tomorrow when I have my photo background set up, I will do a two for one session with my build for the Korean War GB to save some time.

Robert

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

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, December 31, 2020 5:11 PM

Am I done- mostly yes.

Am I happy with it- mostly no.

Anyway I learned a lot about chipping even if not happy about a lot of the other stuff with the kit. Sorry about the bad lighting, the sun's gone down- I'll see about getting some better ones up this weekend.

 

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

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, December 31, 2020 8:11 AM

TJ: Can't get into your hobby room? That sounds serious! No, no problem here, you need an extra ten days go ahead- you've got your extension. We're not going anywhere here. 

Robert: She looks good!!! Hope you can get the canopy in place and the other odds and ends done by this evening. 

I'm pretty much done here, just need some exhaust stains on the Zero and cross your fingers she should be done. 

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

 

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  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 9:56 PM

I ended up coming down with a head cold that has really taken a toll on me the last couple days, but I am endevouring on with the 1/31 deadline.   Painting is more or less done, with the exception of a few touch ups that I notice now thanks to HD cameras, and decals are on. 

This is the fun little cart it sits on.  

It has been sealed and will dry overnight.  All I need to do is glue the canopy and the antenna, touch up paint, and call 'er done.  Not going for a heavy weather look because these didn't much action, from my understanding.

 

 

Robert

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

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 6:32 PM
Cliff I have an issue. The F-2 is 95% done but I'm currently unable to get into my hobby room. Don't ask? I'll have it done by the 10 day Grace period. Hehe

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, December 28, 2020 11:36 AM

Robert: Ohhhhhhh that looks good! No idea about how to do the canopy but good luck with it! Maybe someone else has an idea? 

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

 

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  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Sunday, December 27, 2020 10:13 PM

It took 5 coats of the Vallejo Air IJN Deep Dark Green to finall cover all the spots, but it otherwise took to brushing just fine.  All the 1/72 panel lines are still clearly visible and not obscurred at all.

Tomorrow the plan is to finish the pontoons with their 5 coats of green, finish the cart, and lay some washes and minor weathering on the plane.  I need to dream up a solution to painting the canopy frame, as I will be freehanding it, doing so 5 times to build up the paint coat is not an option!

If all goes well, I want to have decalled by Tuesday, and done by Wednesday.

Robert

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

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 27, 2020 7:07 PM

Zvezda: Beautiful job there!!! Just got you posted! Thanks for joining us.

Robert: Looks good, you're making some solid progress there. Isn't Model Air a little thin for hand-brushing? I haven't tried it though so I'm interested in your thoughts.

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

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Saturday, December 26, 2020 9:52 PM

That is a great plane!

All the major assemblies are done on the Seiran, and 2 initial layers of paint laid down today.  

Brush painting with Vallejo Air is a different experiance, not sure if I like it or not yet.  Hoping that two coats tomorrow more should solidify that dark green coat.

 

Robert

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

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Saturday, December 26, 2020 12:24 PM

Well done, well done!  Great finish work.

John

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

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Saturday, December 26, 2020 7:41 AM

Yesterday I spent several hours masking, painting & assembling the canopy and observation windows. The rear sections of the glasshouse was a bit tricky to assemble, since 3 x movable parts are drawn inside & on top of 1 x stationary.

Lading gear, arresting hook, MG, propeller and rest of various bits where put in place and aligned.

The two 250kg bombs were painted with the green and blue bands , as per a photo I had found on the net. Tips were 'touched' with a small drop of copper.

Limited use of pastels (gray/brown) were applied at the bottom surfaces and thinned black was sprayed on the exhaust gases path.

Limited chipping was applied, mostly on leading edges of wings. Since I cannot paint-chip properly, I shall assume that when Ryujo carrier moved from the Aleutians to south Pacific, it made a replenishment stop at Truk and boarded some replacement Kates, still in relatively good condition. This is one of them, loaded up for an attack on Henderson Field, on August 24th, 1942.

When it returns, the crew will find Ryujo a burning & sinking wreck.

One last overall inspection and... it's finished.

 

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  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Saturday, December 26, 2020 7:17 AM

John: Terrific painting, the Claude came out very impressive.

Wrinkledm: Very nice paintwork, I like the dagger-like, agressive look of this ship. I also can't stop admiring Ms. Yamamoto's... fighter pilot skills.

Robert: Good luck on your fast-track target.

Cliff: The paint chipping is an eye-catcher!. This is what I had fantasized doing but never made it. Awesome Zero.

GAF
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  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Friday, December 25, 2020 9:01 PM

Glamdring>  Nice work!  Pardon me for asking, but the C ockpit color appears to be grey?

Is this correct?

Gary 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, December 24, 2020 8:33 AM

Robert: Nice work, she's really coming along fine. Really cheering for you to get this finished by the end of the year. 

And Merry Christmas guys!!! It's been great hanging out with you over the last year. 

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

 

  • Member since
    February 2005
  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 10:06 PM

Minor progress: weights are installed, I added the cockpit decals, including the terrible seat belts.   Fuselage sealed and seams sanded.

Running into an issue with the wing assembly and fuselage not aligning  at the rear causing a little space.  I have been attacking the spot with sanding film for an hour, but it still won't go flush.  About to tear my hair out!

Robert

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

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 6:13 AM

WrinkledM, that looks fantastic. Great finish on the type 52, and Yamamoto San is a great figure.

Glamdring, the seiran is coming together quickly and neatly.

Cliff, it is going well, not much to do before you can put it all behind you....

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 9:44 PM

Gary: Thanks! Did a little more work today- hopefully close to finishing up.

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

 

GAF
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  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 1:12 PM

Hey!  Nice work all around.

Wrinkledm> I'm impressed by the fighter and the figure!  Nice work.

Glamdring> Good work on the Seiran.

Gamera> That an impressive looking A6M3.  Just about finished.

Gary

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, December 21, 2020 8:57 PM

Well, here I am. Few more little details to add then a matte varnish overcoat. Add the prop and the canopy and hopefully done. There's some small stuff that I should correct but I'm just burnt out on this one, I'm ready to stick a fork in it and be done.

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, December 21, 2020 8:54 PM

WrinkledM: Just posted you, great job! Thanks for joining us!

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

 

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