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The 50 Shades of Gray Group Build!

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  • Member since
    February 2005
  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 5:41 PM

Looking good, can't wait to see the markings on that Phantom.

Robert

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

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    February 2005
  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Thursday, September 24, 2020 5:15 PM

I have the anti fouling red laid down and the haze gray on the side of the hull.  Had some seeping issues with my masking tape, I think it will be covered by the waterline anyway so no biggie.  I will be getting a better roll to tape before tackling that!  

Sorry It is two shots, decluttering my desk for the wide shot seemed like a bridge too far last night.  

Robert

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  • From: North East of England
Posted by Hutch6390 on Saturday, September 26, 2020 8:51 AM

Type VIIC U-Boat, here are a few pics to update my progress.  Hull construction is complete, apart from a few small details (handrails etc.), likewise the conning tower.  Painting has commenced, main hull colour is Revell Staubgrau (dust grey), hull sides & conning tower Blaugrau (blue grey), wooden deck surfaces Granitgrau (granite grey).  I'm fixing a problem with the conning tower caused by sanding when the Vallejo primer underneath hadn't dried properly, will update again when this is done.

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Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, you know?

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Posted by Glamdring on Saturday, September 26, 2020 7:44 PM

That certainly flew together, well done Hutch!

Robert

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

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, September 28, 2020 10:47 PM

 

Well done gents.

Some progress on the huge cat. Got the added stiffeners and extra details on

The canvas dash covers were made from tissue paper and Elmer’s glue then painted

Next stop, paint

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, October 3, 2020 10:43 PM

 Did some work on the seats. Trying to stay OOB as possible so no extra detailing on the seats since the molded ones are ok. Did some dry rushing to pop things and sliced some thin masking tape pieces to mask the face curtain handles and sprayed yellow paint. The larger scale makes this detail easier to do.

They look very good in the pit

I can’t get over how well the molded instruments were done by Revell yet having a very low price tag compared to the Tamiya one.

The entire airframe is finally painted in gloss gull gray. The Mission Model paint went on kind of orange peeled but self levels to a smooth even finish. Was very pleased how it performed and can be polished with an old soft cotton t shirt for even smoother finish.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, October 4, 2020 5:57 AM

The is one of 2 Harriers i am building while taking a break from the 1/72nd U-Boat.

I'll be adding a resin cockpit as wel as resin exhauts and intakes. First task was to fit the side to the pit and get all the pit parts painted.

With the detail painting done the pit was fited into the nose which was then fitted to the main body of the fuselage.

Then got the kit fitted. There is a large gap behind the cockpit, but thats a resin piece so can't blame that on the kit. In general the fit has been very good.

More soon.

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, October 4, 2020 11:11 AM

Tat is a good looking Harrier :-)

 

I have done 4 of 1/5 hour sessions of decaling on my F4 and am about 75% done....there are ALLOT of stenling to put on. The shark mouth on the radome took allot of heat and effotr to conform but looks OK.

 

For some treason my cell phone does not want to comunicate with my laptop anymore so I cant load pix, as soon as I figure out how to do this I will post some

 

Theuns

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, October 4, 2020 1:19 PM

Thanks Theuns. I need to go through the GB and catch up on what everyone else has done.

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Posted by Glamdring on Monday, October 5, 2020 6:20 PM

Well done on Harrier, Bish.  Looking forward to more!

That Tomcat cockpit looks great Plasticjunkie!  I am amazed it is a Revell.  How much gray did it end up taking to coat it?

Robert

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

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, October 5, 2020 9:44 PM

Glamdring

That Tomcat cockpit looks great Plasticjunkie!  I am amazed it is a Revell.  How much gray did it end up taking to coat it?

 

Thanks. I used about half bottle of Mission Model Gloss gull gray and it’s a fairly large bottle.

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Posted by Theuns on Saturday, October 10, 2020 1:40 AM

Mostly done with the decals

 IMG_20201004_170443 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 IMG_20201004_170517 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 IMG_20201004_170620 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

Theuns

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  • From: North East of England
Posted by Hutch6390 on Saturday, October 10, 2020 6:28 AM

That looks like a lot of decals, Theuns, and a good-looking Phantom.

The Harrier's looking good, too, Bish - a possible candidate for me for next year's CAS GB.

Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, you know?

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  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Sunday, October 11, 2020 8:51 PM

You did not disappoint Theuns, great job!  Did the mouth decal cause any settling issues?

Robert

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

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, October 12, 2020 2:20 PM

The Harrier is now ready for priming and painting, just got to mask off the canopy and intakes.

The various doors and hatches will be painted off the kit.

While its in the paint shops, i will start on a weapons loader.

 

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”

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  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Monday, October 12, 2020 8:14 PM

Yery nice Bish!

Robert

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

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, October 12, 2020 11:11 PM

The markings

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, October 12, 2020 11:21 PM

This freaking site is pissing me off. Now for some reason I can only load one picture per post.

The gears got an oil wash to pop details

Geez, now it’s letting me post multiple pictures! I don’t get it.

I drilled out the molded light, used foil for the reflector and a metal pin head for the bulb then poured 5 minute epoxy for the lens.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, October 12, 2020 11:25 PM

The weapons were hand striped and stencils applied

Started decal application 

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Posted by Theuns on Monday, October 12, 2020 11:47 PM

Sorry for the late reply, had trouble logging in again :-(

I used a hairdrier to heat that mouth decal to conform, no other way to get it around the nose without wrinkles.

 

Theuns

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 2:52 AM

Thanks Robert.

Some very nice work on thos gear legs and weapons PJ. I like the scheme you have gone for.

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”

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  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 8:08 PM

That is mighty fine work PlasticJunkie.  The side shot of the decals had me thinking I was looking at the real deal!

I like that idea for the light, I will have to file that away for future use.

Robert

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

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 1:55 PM

Thanks Bish and Robert. One thing though, unless a primer is used Mission Model will scratch easily. I used Alclad grey primer on some areas and the paint held up fine. Tamiya paint will not scratch like MM on bare plastic.

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  • From: LA-ish, SoCal
Posted by oortiz10 on Thursday, October 15, 2020 6:33 PM

Hmm...This one sounds kinda fun. These GBs help me stay focused and get projects done. I have a few subjects in my stash that would qualify...

Hey Robert, pencil me in. I'm not sure what I'll contribute yet, but I'll post my subject as soon as I decide. 

Thanks!

-O

-It's Omar, but they call me "O".

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  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Friday, October 16, 2020 8:21 PM

You got it Ootiz, welcome aboard!

Robert

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  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Sunday, October 18, 2020 9:56 PM

Finished up assembly on the boat bay, it will be mostly hidden after the deck is affixed to the hull.  I'll sweep off the desk to get rid of the dust beforehand though!

Also started affixing the PE bits and radar domes.  I am not digging the PE at all, and I haven't even touched the smallest stuff yet!

Robert

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

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  • From: LA-ish, SoCal
Posted by oortiz10 on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 7:13 PM

OK gang,

I've decided what I'm jumping in with...

My wife loves to go to thrift stores, yard sales, and flea markets. A few years ago, she ran across a yard sale that was selling a few old kits. She's been with me long enough to know that I build US WW2 and post-war stuff in 1/48. She saw this beast and called to ask if she should buy it for me. If I remember correctly, I think she paid about $15 dollars for it. 

The box is in bad shape, you can see from the picture that it's been taped together. The parts are loose in the box, and I'm not even sure it's all there. (I'll be doing a parts inventory soon.) Also, I have found that a small assembly has been started. ONE main landing gear. Mostly, the kit's unassembled.

So, what kit am I going to be building? (I can't believe I'm saying this...)

Revell's 1/48 B-1.

I know this thing's a monster. I know it's inaccurate. I know its fit is terrible and it needs a lot of man-handling. What I don't know is if I'll get it done by the deadline. 

My plan is to build it OOB and cover it in the early green and 2 grey scheme. That way it qualifies for the mostly grey theme. 

Alright, now that I've decided on a subject, I have to find the courage to get it started. Wish me luck!

*sigh*

-O

-It's Omar, but they call me "O".

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Thursday, October 22, 2020 2:41 PM

plasticjunkie that big cat is looking cool. Love watching that one come together. 

 

-O you're gonna win a special award if you complete that one! have not seen one built so I look forward to it!

In the pattern: King George V (on-hold for paint), the Tamiya 1/350th version & Academ's 1/35 AH-1Z Viper !

  • Member since
    February 2005
  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Thursday, October 22, 2020 7:24 PM

Got you down O, good luck!  The rest of us will enjoy seeing your build.  Yes

Robert

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

  • Member since
    February 2005
  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Thursday, October 22, 2020 9:45 PM

Moved on to what I foresaw as the most tedious part of the build, these small PE disks, tie downs on the flight deck I believe. I debated skipping them, because I think the detail will be covered by paint and the CA seeping up anyway.  Oh well.

An hour and a half later, 22 of them are installed.  There are 127 to go if my count is right.  Sigh.

Good news only 1 has disappeared so far, thankfully Trumpter gave me 20+ spares!

Robert

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

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