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  • Member since
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  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 4:24 PM

Cockpit for the hawk is ready to be assembled. cockpit assembled and fuselage is together. the plane is ready for primer.

John

 

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/48 T-38

1/72 EF-111, 1/144 AC-130, 1/72 Me-210

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Posted by mach71 on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 4:43 PM

That Hawk is looking good! How is it going together?

 

I got the 1st coat of gloss white on the T-37 and the T-38 today along with a coat of primer and then OD on the ground equipment.

 

I only have photos of the tweet.

 

 

 

I have some cleanup to do on the windscreen.

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 12:09 AM

I'd like to join in with a 1/48 Planet Fairchild PT-19.

 

Box Art

John

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

 

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Posted by mach71 on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 8:05 AM

Welcome, and a great choice!

Even though you were not official before your PT-19, you were always part of this GB!

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Posted by falconmod on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 1:10 PM

the hawk has  gone together pretty well, there were some large gaps where the leading edge met the intake on the bottom side that have been a pain to fill.  the direction are a little lax in telling you what color the gear wells are supposed to be.

Also all the trailing edges were way too thick so I had to file those down.  Maybe paint tonight!

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/48 T-38

1/72 EF-111, 1/144 AC-130, 1/72 Me-210

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  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Thursday, April 23, 2020 7:10 PM

John, Any luck getting paint on the hawk?

 

I made a bit of progress on the ground equipment.

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Posted by mach71 on Sunday, April 26, 2020 11:07 AM

Progress is being made.

 

The T-37 is basically done. When I was decaling some of them shattered. I ordered some replacements online, but it will probably be next week before they come.

 

The ground carts were gloss coated and then decaled. I'll wait until tomorrow and see if they need any more Micro set. Then I'll dull coat them and give them some weathering.

 

I should be able to bet moving on the T-38 again soon. I think the paint is good.

 

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, April 26, 2020 5:56 PM

Here's an update on the PT-19.  The cockpit interior was added to with some ALPS printed decal faces courtesy of my computer system and its peripherals, and a store of images I keep adding to from the interweb.  This, like many resin models has fewer parts that injection molded kits and more details are in the castings.  The parts took some heavy duty cleaning and two coats of primer before they were good about holding paint.  I had to do some reshaping on the horizontal stabilizers so they would fit with a straight elevator hinge line.  I think they mostly ended up parallel to the wing centerline.  Otherwise the parts fit a bit better than the average of the resin kits I've built, and the casting quality and surface detail is good.

 

 

 

 

The wing handholds were added to by a music wire replacement for the missing tip bow and were carved a little larger, they will be faired in with Epoxysculpt.

 

John

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

 

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Posted by mach71 on Sunday, April 26, 2020 7:09 PM

Looking good! The kit looks to be of a nice quality! I don't see many pinholes! Every resin kit I build is full of pinholes, so thats great!

 

I spent the day decaling and painting. Getting close on some things.

 

 

I still have to seal the decals and weather the ground equipment.

I did find a partial set of T-37 decals on line today. I hope to get them by the end of the week, then I can finish up the Tweety bird.

 

 

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  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Sunday, April 26, 2020 7:35 PM

Mach71: nice build of the T-37 and ground crew, both look sweet!

Ben

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- 1/48 RAH-66 Comanche - WIP

- 1/350 USS Alabama (GB) - DONE

- 1/16 1910 Thomas Flyer - DONE

- 1/78 AC-119 Stinger Gunship (GB) - DONE

 

 

 

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Posted by mach71 on Monday, April 27, 2020 8:19 AM

Thanks!

 

THings are moving along.

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Posted by mach71 on Monday, April 27, 2020 12:11 PM

I'm masking the T-38 canopys. The kit does not come with any so I bought the Eduard set. It only has the edges for the mask. Odd. I've used Eduard masks before and they had the whole canopy. 

 

 

Not a big deal, just an extra step. They recomend using a liquid mask for the center area.

I've had mixed results with that, so I went with Tamiya tape.

 

 

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Posted by mach71 on Monday, April 27, 2020 3:36 PM

Minor progress.

 

The canopy's are painted.

 

 

And I umasked the cockpit.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, May 3, 2020 3:24 PM

Been a while since my first update. My S-boat has been taking most of my time but finally have some progress to report.

Assembly was finished and everything masked off ready for painting.

Then painting. This was a tricky one, the only photo of this aircraft i have is not clear. I found 4 different paint schemes from various kits or delas. Hasegawa says a mottling of RLM 81/82 all over. The Hobby Boss 48th kit has a splinter camo and one set of decals i found also has a splinter but in different colours. While the Cutting Edge decal sheet says one all over colour either RLM 81 or 83. The photo i have does not show any demarcation between colours, so i went for a single colour opting for the Dark Green 83. Uncdersicdes are RLM 76, no confusion there.

I was really pleased with how the mottling came out.

And then the kit decals.

Thats all for now.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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Posted by B-36Andy on Sunday, May 3, 2020 3:24 PM

Hi guys! 

I'd like to join! My dad flew the Stearman N2S as a trainer at Ottumwa NAS during the winter of 1944-45. 

After doing some research I've found some pics of the base during that time. 

I've got decals for it also---

Andy

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Posted by mach71 on Sunday, May 3, 2020 8:50 PM

Nice! I'll get you on the list Andy.

 

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Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, May 3, 2020 10:29 PM

I'm making progress on the PT-19.  I painted it using Hataka Aggressor Blue C156 and Gunze Mr Color 329 Yellow.  I tried using the six resin rods supplied to build the overturn structure but I swear they were made from mexican jumping beans.  No way. I bent up some very small music wire and just used the resin top piece.  I still have to do a little Epoxysculpt work on the base of the wires to make them look like they extend through the metal fairing.

 

John

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

 

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, May 3, 2020 10:37 PM

Looking good John.  I'd like to add this kit to my stash. 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Bish on Monday, May 4, 2020 2:54 AM

Nice work there mach. I have had a few Eduard sets like that, often older ones or some of the larger sets, like the B-24, has some parts like that especially on curved surfaces. I am not a big fan of liquid mask, but i find when combined with those paper ones they work ok. because you overlap the paper with the liquid, the latter comes away really easy and no need to run a blade around the edge.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Monday, May 4, 2020 12:04 PM

Jeaton01 thats coming along nicely! The blue looks perfect.

 

Bish I love the paint on your swallow! The mottling looks perfect!

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  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Monday, May 4, 2020 1:20 PM

Got paint on the Hawk, twice.  ht e layer was model master fire red and that was way to marroon, had to use the little Testers bottle of red,  I think it's a pretty close match to the color the Revell of Germany intructiond listed. 

Still working on decals

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/48 T-38

1/72 EF-111, 1/144 AC-130, 1/72 Me-210

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, May 4, 2020 3:30 PM

The PT-19 looks nice there John, not a type i am familar with.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

  • Member since
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, May 4, 2020 3:31 PM

The red on the hawk looks pretty good to me John.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 1:12 AM

Bish

The PT-19 looks nice there John, not a type i am familar with.

 

 
It's just another Tiger Moth analog, Martin.  We had lots of them.  The Canadjuns put a canopy on it and called it a Cornell, and then DeHavilland Canada made a rum copy of that and called it a Chipmunk and the Brits bought it.

John

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

 

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 1:20 AM

Looks like the bell has rung on the PT-19.  The decals were great and I survived the vac canopies, though that seemed in doubt for a little while.  A pretty good resin kit, maybe one of the better ones to try if you haven't built a resin kit yet.

 

 

 

With the Revell PT-13 Stearman

 

And with a P-40N also.  USAAF trainers were low powered airplanes, but they weren't small.

John

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

 

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Posted by mach71 on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 8:12 AM

Well done!

 

Which photo would you like on the front page?

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 2:57 PM

Thanks for the info John. Thats come out really well, lovely looking aircraft.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 5:44 PM

Bish

Thanks for the info John. Thats come out really well, lovely looking aircraft.

 

Martin, everything I said after Cornell was completely tongue in cheek, but it was fun to run on with it. 

John

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

 

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 5:45 PM

mach71

Which photo would you like on the front page?

You can choose but the first one would work for me.

John

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

 

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  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Thursday, May 7, 2020 3:57 PM

I hope to have an update soon. I started to make some progress on the T-38 again.

The plan I had for the T-37 might not work.

I think the ground equipment is almost done.

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