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  • Member since
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, June 1, 2020 3:54 PM

Need to catch up on this GB, some gret looking builds here guys. Now i have wrapped up my S-Boat, i can focus on finishing the 262.

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: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, June 1, 2020 3:57 PM

John, great finish on that, like your use of the Flory wash, gives it a nice finish. I have used MRP on a couple of builds, really nice paint but it does show any slight imperfection.

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, June 1, 2020 4:24 PM

Bish

Need to catch up on this GB, some gret looking builds here guys. Now i have wrapped up my S-Boat, i can focus on finishing the 262.

 

 

Do you have a build thread on your S-boat?

Is it the American Sub?, The British sub?, or the German torpedo boat?

I would love to see it!

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, June 1, 2020 4:29 PM

Its the German boat. Has taken 3 months, i don't do many ships and it was my first large scale one and i loved it.

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/7/t/184299.aspx

 

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 Monday, June 1, 2020 11:05 PM

Well done, John.  My kit is sucking at my fingers as I type this!

John

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

 

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, June 1, 2020 11:38 PM

Thanks John - you're going to like this one!  I have a mess of decals left over after my build so let me know if you'd like any.  The NMF kit offerings just didn't interest me. 

 I did option 1 and screwed up and used the black stripes from option 2... thought they were wing walks, but the rest is there if you like.

It's this sheet.

https://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/decals/caracal/images/caracal_48082_p.jpg

PM me your address and they're yours.

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, June 7, 2020 3:23 AM

With my S-boat done, i have been able to spend more time on the 262. I gave it a light Flory wash and then added some of the final parts including the drop tanks.

I've sinced added everything else and attached this to the base. It should be wrapped up in a few days.

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: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, June 7, 2020 4:14 AM

Hey Bish that looks fantastic!  I'm a big fan of the Flory wash.  Looking forward to the finished product.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, June 7, 2020 8:59 AM

keavdog

Man that T-38 looks good!

Calling the mentor done.  Despite putting a bunch of weight in the nose, she's still a tail sitter :/  Really nice kit - probably the best Minicraft kit I've done.  I wanted to do the canopy open but the kit just didn't really allow for it.

And the Flory wash :)

 

 

Hey keavdog tell us about how that flory wash is to work with. Ive thought about picking some up but don't trust the marketing vids yet ;-). 
it sure looks damn good and you picked the perfect color to go against that yellow.

In the pattern: a dual build of my KittyHawk F-5's.

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, June 7, 2020 12:51 PM

Looking good, Martin.  Needs more dents, thoughBig Smile

John

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

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, June 14, 2020 7:16 AM

Got the 262 wrapped up last night and here's the final pics. The Keten is an Acabemy kit and the figures are metal from Matador Models. The PE intake covers are from Airmodel in Germany.

Thanks for hosting the GB, pleased to have the excuse to build this.

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 Tuesday, June 16, 2020 9:21 AM

Great job!

Nice display also. Sorry it took me a few days, I'm away at work.

I put the 1st photo up for the completed photo. 

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Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 11:40 AM

Well done, Martin!  Somebody better get on that 262's brakes before they move it, thoughSurprise

John

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

 

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 12:50 PM

Thanks John, ye, i guess they should really. Never thought of that.

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 GMorrison on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 7:28 PM

I am going through old bins and found these from Reno a while back.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, June 18, 2020 2:53 AM

Nice job Bish - great to see another kit built here.  Don't see the 2 seater version built much.  Well done my friend.  

Thanks,

John

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Posted by mach71 on Thursday, June 18, 2020 11:43 AM

Nice photo's!

 

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, June 18, 2020 12:31 PM

mach71

Great job!

Nice display also. Sorry it took me a few days, I'm away at work.

I put the 1st photo up for the completed photo. 

 

Thanks mach.

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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    March 2010
  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Saturday, June 20, 2020 7:46 AM

GMorrison

I am going through old bins and found these from Reno a while back.

 

Bill

 

 

I saw some of these flying in France in the 1980's, Yup I'm old!

 

I've always found the design interesting for a trainer. It strikes me as a crossing of the T-33 and the T-37. 

Performance is similar to the T-37. Which is not surprising given the time and mission.

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Posted by mach71 on Thursday, July 2, 2020 4:21 PM

I'm still tinkering with my pilot training display, but I'm getting close.

 

I'm trying for a forced perspective with a 1/72 T-37 and everything else 1/48.

 

I have to figure out a better transition between the 2 background photos. Maybe a light pole?

 

I'm missing one patch, I had it but can't find it now!

 

The Flightpose stand looks better in person than in the photo's.

Overall I'm very happy with how it is looking!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The markings are mostly correct for mid '80s Williams AFB in Arizona.

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:33 PM

That's a great display.

John

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

 

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Posted by mach71 on Friday, July 3, 2020 7:46 AM

Thanks!

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Posted by mach71 on Friday, August 7, 2020 3:36 PM

It took me a month, but I finally found the last flight patch I was looking for!

The orange knight "John Black" T-37 flight patch on the left.

 

 

I added the front wheel chocks also.

 

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Friday, August 7, 2020 7:22 PM

That is a cool diorama! So well put together.

In the pattern: a dual build of my KittyHawk F-5's.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 10, 2021 12:21 PM

Finally made a start on the 109. This is the upgrade option and so comes with resin parts. One problem i have is that i don't have the instructions and none are posted online. But i've built enough 72nd 109's to know where the basics are.

The pit is resin with some PE parts, all painte and weathered before going together.

The fuselage had alredy been put together before i bought it, but the pit went in easy enough after a touch of sanding. The wings are one piece and fitted rather well compared to other MPM aircraft i've built.

The rear instrument panel was higher, triangle in shape. But i did think it odd as it would abscure the instructors view. I found a 48th build on line useing a conversion set and that showed the IP well, and seeme dto better match what little i could make out on photo's. So i cut the top portion off.

So far not a bad kit, typical short run with no inserion tabs, but generally fits nice.

I've since primed and painted the RLM 02 areas underneath.

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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    March 2010
  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Sunday, January 10, 2021 7:03 PM

Wow! Keeping the thread alive!

Well done!

 

Looks great so far. That must be a small kit!

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Posted by Bish on Monday, January 11, 2021 4:10 AM

Thanks Mach, yep, 72nd 109's are on the small side, but not quite the smallest i've done.

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: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Monday, January 11, 2021 6:50 AM

Long overdue update on my T-38.  decals a large and don't respond to setting solution very well,  each decal can take an hour to get to lay down!

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 TheMongoose on Monday, January 11, 2021 1:53 PM

John that's looking beautiful tho! Looks worth the effort. Probably better to take the time rather than try a hotter setting solution with those big decals.

In the pattern: a dual build of my KittyHawk F-5's.

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  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Monday, January 11, 2021 2:02 PM

I've literally tried everyone out there.  Micro-sol, micro-set, walthers, testers model master, tamiya!  it's crazy.  the only one that will do anything is Micro-set the blue bottle.

Boo Hoo

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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