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Military trainer aircraft Group build 2020

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  • Member since
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  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Saturday, April 4, 2020 4:08 PM

2 coats of primer.

 

 

 

 

The under wing seams are proving to be a pain.

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Posted by mach71 on Friday, April 3, 2020 2:18 PM

The gear doors and nose gear are on.

 

 

And getting the main gear ready.

 

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Posted by mach71 on Thursday, April 2, 2020 2:43 PM

Back to work on my T-38!

 

The wings/Stabilizers are on.

 

 

I've started to do some detail painting.

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Posted by mach71 on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 8:41 PM

No, it's fine.

 

Welcome to the GB!

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Posted by oortiz10 on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 3:14 PM

Hey mach71,

I have a question about getting in on this GB. I found a couple of started SR-71s at a garage sale that are in different states of completion/disrepair. One of them is a -B model. My goal is to do what I can to restore/finish the bith of them. The problem is, rhe -B might break the rule number 4; Any build, kit/kitbash/scratch build as long as it's less than 50% complete at the start

Is it too far along for this GB?

Let me know. Thanks! 

-O

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

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, March 27, 2020 3:28 PM

The Majister certainly looks goodenuf from here, John.

John

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

 

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  • From: Saskatchewan, Canada
Posted by sickdude on Friday, March 27, 2020 2:37 PM
Wow! That went fast tempest, good job Yes. The T-38 is coming along right fine mach, can't wait to see some paint on it Smile.

William (Willy)

 
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Posted by mach71 on Friday, March 27, 2020 12:00 PM

Working on the seams of the T-38 now. They are not too bad.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by mach71 on Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:54 PM

tempestjohnny

So today was my day off from my essential Whistling job.  I actually was able to finish the little Magister.  It's not perfect. But it'll do in the display.  Done as a fledgling German Luftwaffe trainer in the late 50's. Had a lot of fun with this. Didn't sweat the small stuff

 

 

Excellent! 1st to finish!

 

Nice job!

  • Member since
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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:26 PM

So today was my day off from my essential Whistling job.  I actually was able to finish the little Magister.  It's not perfect. But it'll do in the display.  Done as a fledgling German Luftwaffe trainer in the late 50's. Had a lot of fun with this. Didn't sweat the small stuff

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, March 26, 2020 6:23 AM

Question. I'm still up in the air on the markings for my Magister. Patrouille de France is a possibility. Anyone know a Tamiya color or mix for the blue 15180 is the fs number.

 

Edit. Just found something that says xf-8 is 15183. Close enough

 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, March 26, 2020 6:21 AM
That looks great

 

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Posted by mach71 on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 8:28 PM

sealing it up.

 

 

 

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Posted by mach71 on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 8:25 PM

The gear wells locators are very well engineered.

No glue is really needed, they are held really tightly.

 

 

 

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Posted by mach71 on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 4:11 PM

The kit cockpit is done.

 

 

 

The rear panel is shifted a bit, I'll try and correct that.

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Posted by mach71 on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 4:10 PM

No worries at all.

 

I'll leave you on the list in case you change your mind. Only about half of GB members complete the builds on time. 

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  • From: Saskatchewan, Canada
Posted by sickdude on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 2:19 PM

Hey Mach, could you please withdraw me from the gb, said explanation is given in my latest post on the british army group build. Still sticking around to enjoy your builds fellers (and gals). Thanks all! Big Smile

William (Willy)

 
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Posted by mach71 on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 11:46 AM

Sounds good!

I've heard that Revell Germany might be working on a big, 1/32, kit of the magister.

 

I'm still pluging away at both cockpits for my Trumpeter kit.

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 5:03 AM

mach71

Nice start tempestjohnny!

 

How is it going togther?

 

 

Its a fairly simple kit. A little putty in the seams. Nothing to bad.

 

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Posted by mach71 on Monday, March 23, 2020 1:57 PM

Today I actually put glue to plastic!

I glued the rear cockpit panel to the front seat bulkhead and rear housing.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by mach71 on Sunday, March 22, 2020 7:54 PM

Nice start tempestjohnny!

 

How is it going togther?

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, March 22, 2020 8:10 AM

Started my Magister this morning. This is a 1975 Airfix kit

 

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Posted by mach71 on Saturday, March 21, 2020 2:14 PM

Looks like a nice clean job removing the AIM-9 rails.

Good job!

 

I'm decaling the kit cockpit now. Still not sure which one I'll use.

 

The decals look nice, but kind of cartoonish. I'm waiting for the Micro Sol to settle them down, I've already put on the Sol 3 times! The decal seems to finally be conforming to the gear handle.

  • Member since
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  • From: Saskatchewan, Canada
Posted by sickdude on Saturday, March 21, 2020 1:07 PM

Made about 5 mins progress before other things called my name. At least I removed the wing-tip rails, razor saw worked beautifully! Big Smile

Other then that, nothing to report.

William (Willy)

 
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  • From: Saskatchewan, Canada
Posted by sickdude on Friday, March 20, 2020 7:57 PM
That's some nice progress on the pit mach, good work Yes. I'm trying to get up the energy (and bravery), to get back to work on my T-38. You know what... I'm going to shut down right-away and get cracking again. See ya'll later!

William (Willy)

 
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Posted by mach71 on Friday, March 20, 2020 3:25 PM

I gloss coated the kit cockpit in prep for the decals.

 

The Aftermarket pit is coming along also.

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Posted by mach71 on Thursday, March 19, 2020 3:22 PM

I'm almost done with the main instrument panels.

 

 

And then I notice this:

 

 

DOH!

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  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Thursday, March 19, 2020 12:48 PM

No new photo's, I'm just cleaning up yesterdays work.

I repainted the instrument panel covers flat black, I didn't like the semi gloss.

 

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Posted by mach71 on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 3:35 PM

Thanks!

 

More painting today.

The kit parts next to the aftermarket parts.

 

 

 

 

Just the 1st cut, cleanup to follow.

  • Member since
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  • From: Saskatchewan, Canada
Posted by sickdude on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 2:23 PM
My my mach,, that is some nice pit detail Yes. Beautiful poem, and that's plain funny Smile.

William (Willy)

 
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