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Posted by mach71 on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 7:45 AM

Last Day...

 

9 builds for 13 entries. Not Bad.

 

Thanks to everyone who participated!

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 6:28 AM

Thanks mach. Fortunatly it doesn't really show up in the pics, but it does show under the magnifyer. A bit rouhg where i have cut the canopy open mainly.

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Posted by mach71 on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 7:34 PM

Sorry it took so long, I finally got the finished photo up.

 

Nice job, I can't see any issues with the canopy.

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, February 14, 2021 2:59 PM

Thanks John. No, i doubt they could see much, they just had those bulges in the canopy.

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Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, February 14, 2021 1:28 PM

Well done, Martin.  I don't envy the pilots who instructed green pilots in the 109 from that back seat.  There can't have been any view whatsoever of the runway.

John

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

 

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, February 14, 2021 12:47 PM

Looks great Bish.  Interesting subject as well.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, February 14, 2021 12:30 PM

Time to wrap this up. The aircraft was finished earlier in the week. Just a light flory wash and some exhaust stains. The final parts were then added. The canopy is not to brilliant, i struggle to cut canopies, and vac ones more so. Fit isn't brilliant but close enough.

Then spent the week doing the figures and some chocks and got it all on the base.

Thansk for hosting the GB, nice to have a different 109 on the shelves. Please feel free to use a pic of your choice.

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Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 7:29 PM

John those stripes are looking great on that super gloss white you laid down. Sharp looking jet.

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

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Posted by mach71 on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 6:48 PM

Sorry you are having decal issues. Overall I was not really happy with the Trumpeter Talon. I expected a bit more from a modern kit. I used all aftermarket decals, but I'm not overly surprised that they are giving you trouble.

 

The white paint looks great!

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  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 1:14 PM

Progressed to the decal stage,  Not impressed with these trumpter decals,  they really need a decal softener and only Walthers works, and just barely.  I'm considering make masks and painting the front half.

And they are flakey, as you can see from the under side of the wing.

John

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

1/72 EF-111, 1/144 AC-130, 1/72 JL-8

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 6:40 AM

Thanks mach. And your welcome, i was determined not to let this kit just get put to one side.

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Posted by mach71 on Monday, February 1, 2021 7:02 PM

Nice preogress Bish!

 

Thanks for keeping the thread alive!

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Posted by Bish on Monday, February 1, 2021 2:10 PM

The 109 is painted up, all with Xtracolor.

Then the decals. these went on well, i was surprised.

Hopefully i'll have this done by the end of the week.

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Posted by Bish on Monday, January 18, 2021 4:05 AM

Thanks Mach.

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Posted by mach71 on Sunday, January 17, 2021 6:16 PM

John,

 

For some reason I can't see the photo's you are posting. Too bad for me, I really 

want to see what you've done!

 

If you want to email me one of your hawk I'll post it.

 

mach71@gmail.com

 

Bish, nice work on the 109!

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 17, 2021 7:42 AM

Nice looking Hawk John.

The 109 is now ready for primer and paint. I cut the canopy open, a bit rough, i still have not mastered cutting open canopies, especially vac form ones.

 

 

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

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  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 6:49 AM

I forgot to post my finished 1/72 revell Hawk T.1 months ago.

you can post which ever one you think looks best on the front page.  Thanks

John

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

1/72 EF-111, 1/144 AC-130, 1/72 JL-8

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Posted by TheMongoose on Monday, January 11, 2021 11:06 PM

Whoa John, that's the HOT STUFF!

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 JL-8

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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 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 JL-8

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
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.

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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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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
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

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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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  • From: Boston
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 mach71 on Friday, July 3, 2020 7:46 AM

Thanks!

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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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  • From: Boston
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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