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VTOL, STOL, STOVL GB 2020
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, March 27, 2020 12:29 PM

OK here's the official thread.

Rules, otherwise, there'd be chaos, mayhem, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria.

1.   Starts, April 1st 2020 and lasts one year. Yes, odd for me but whatever, if you don’t finish keep working on it, I gota put down something.

2.   Anything that is listed as a VTOL, STOL, or STOVL.

3.   Helicopters, of course, Jump jets, tilt rotors, short field observation or bush pilot aircraft, ETC. Let me summarize.

De Havilland Beaver
Fieseler Storch
Piper Cub
V-22 Osprey
Harrier
F-35B
YAK-141
YAK-38
Super STOL C-130

You get the idea, there are so many variations of us humans trying to get in the air and back on the ground in a short space. BTW, standard carrier AC don’t count. If it requires and outside force such as a catapult and/or capture wire, then NO. It must be something designed in or attached (JATO).
Alright, enough of that.

4.   WIP pics are required.

5.   No more than 10% already started. Not 11%, LOL, like I would turn you down.

6.   Fun, fun, fun, if you’re not having fun than I’ll kick you out, back into the wilderness and cold.

That’s all I can think of right now. Pretty simple.

Badges, I like lots of badge choices.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, March 27, 2020 12:29 PM

 

Roster and finished builds

 

Bish  1/72 Airfix Sea Harrier FA.2

crown r n7  1/48 Monogram AV-8 Harrier II

Completed, finished pics on page 4

Drums01  Hopes to be able to build something once he clears his bench

Jacknewblll  1/48 Italeri V-22 Osprey

Jeaton01  1/48 Aurora XFV-1 Pogo

Justinryan215  1/72 Hasegawa AV8B plus II

First to finish! Completed pics page 3

Keavdog  1/72 Hobby Boss USCG HH-60J Jayhawk

Knox  Is in once he finds a posting site that fits his needs

Lewbud  1/72 Hasegawa AV-8B

Lostagain  Williams Brothers Pitcairn Autogyro

Modelcrazy 1/48 Kitty Hawk F-35B

Mopar Madness  1/72 Airfix GR.1 Harrier

Oortiz10   1/48 Italeri AH-1Z Viper

Real G  Has lots of wacky stuff to pick from

Stikpusher  1/32 Revell OH-6A

tempestjohnny  Probably an Airfix SHAR FRS.1. 1/72

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Friday, March 27, 2020 1:57 PM

Nice. I have had a thought and my options are 5 Harriers and an Fa 223. But seeing as i am already doing a GR.9, put me down for the Airfix 1/72nd Sea Harrier FA.2. I can build the 2 together.

I like the badges, especially how you replaced the Harriers with the F-35's.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, March 27, 2020 10:07 PM

Bish
I like the badges, especially how you replaced the Harriers with the F-35's.

I got you down mate.

LOL, I didn't do that but whoever did it did a good job.

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Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, March 27, 2020 11:33 PM

I guess I'm in with an Aurora XFV-1, 1/48.  Here's an XFY-1 from my display cases that was done by a friend who has passed.

 

http://goldeneramodel.com/blinder/xfy1/POGO1.JPG

 

 

http://goldeneramodel.com/blinder/xfy1/POGO3.JPG

John

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

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, March 28, 2020 12:43 PM

Awesome John, a Pogo. I got you down.

BTW, is that an Aurora kit that your friend did, that's great looking!

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Posted by Real G on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 12:07 PM
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Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 12:54 PM

The XFY-1 is a Lindberg kit but I have always thought they were the same plastic though I have no proof of that.

John

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

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 8:55 PM

Now that is cool G,

John, that kit turned out well, maybe I should look for one. 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 10:16 PM

Steve, I'm in on this one.  Will most likely be the 1/72 Airfix US Marine AV-8A Harrier.  I'm going through Airfix withdrawals from Bish's GB last year so I need a fix! 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/144 Revell Snowberry

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 6:37 PM

I got you down Chad Big Smile Harriers are awesome!

OK every one, it's Apr first. Time for lift off.

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, April 2, 2020 5:01 PM

Mopar Madness

Steve, I'm in on this one.  Will most likely be the 1/72 Airfix US Marine AV-8A Harrier.  I'm going through Airfix withdrawals from Bish's GB last year so I need a fix! 

 

Chad I built the GR.1 a couple of years ago. Great kit.

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, April 2, 2020 10:09 PM

modelcrazy

I got you down Chad Big Smile Harriers are awesome!

OK every one, it's Apr first. Time for lift off.

 

 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, April 2, 2020 10:17 PM

tempestjohnny

 

 
Mopar Madness

Steve, I'm in on this one.  Will most likely be the 1/72 Airfix US Marine AV-8A Harrier.  I'm going through Airfix withdrawals from Bish's GB last year so I need a fix! 

 

 

 

Chad I built the GR.1 a couple of years ago. Great kit.

 

 

Im glad to hear that! For some reason I have shied away from Harriers. They just look like they're tough to build.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/144 Revell Snowberry

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, April 2, 2020 11:02 PM

Harriers are tight!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, April 4, 2020 10:14 PM

I started the F-35 and of course the pit is first. The kit does not have any paint call outs so I did a little research. It looks like I need a little more yellow to the ejection handle

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Posted by crown r n7 on Sunday, April 5, 2020 6:43 AM

Nice pit there MC.

here is my up dated pics.

Nick.

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, April 5, 2020 9:34 AM

You guys are off to great starts there!

John, that cockpit looks excellent!

Nick, i can add one bit of advice on that Monogram AV-8B, watch out for the fit of the landing gear. You might have to adjust the outrigger gears because of the way that they hold the rear main gear just off of the ground. At least that was what happened when I built mine years ago.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, April 5, 2020 2:58 PM

Wow, Nick, you're smoken on that thing. Nice Yes

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, April 5, 2020 3:14 PM

Nice start there guys.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust

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Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, April 5, 2020 6:49 PM

Here's the status of the Aurora XFV-1.  I am deconstructing a kit probably made by a 10 year old that looks like the cruciform tail has had numerous hard landings.  Two of the little castering wheels are missing, but everything else is there.  I have a complete kit as well, but I will only use it to reconstruct the decals.  Don't think the instructions are going to be needed.  I have separated all the parts using big fingers and a JLC saw where appropriate and sanded off all the raised detail.  The fuselage and canopy are reassembled with tape and white glue in preparation for making a mold for a new canopy.  I can't just make the mold from the canopy itself because the aft section is molded on the fuselage halves.

Here's the model as it's been for 60? years.

XFV-1

 

The parts in the unbuilt kit, except that someone painted them silver before I got it.

 

The instructions.

 

WhereImat:

 

 

John

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

 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Sunday, April 5, 2020 7:55 PM

Nice that brings back some memories even the math involved! Lol 

Nick.

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Posted by crown r n7 on Sunday, April 5, 2020 8:52 PM

Stik . thanks for the tip. Test fitted the landing gear the port outrigger was a brown hair off,but managed to adjust with the wing

Nick.

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Posted by Real G on Sunday, April 5, 2020 11:32 PM

I dug into the Deep Stash, and pulled out a Comet Hiller X-18!

It was kindly given to me by a model buddy with the hope that it would get built someday.  Thanks Weldon, I will do my best to get this one across the finish line!

Decals look shot though.  I am thinking of purchasing decals from Anigrand.  Are they still in operation?  Their website is still up, but I noticed no new products for a time now.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, April 6, 2020 11:05 AM
Working more on the F-35. I read on a few reviews that there was a problem with the fit of the pit and nose wheel well. I assembled the wheel well, leaving the strut off until later and following the instructions, I dry fit the pit onto the wheel well, installed the well and pit in the lower fuse part. I then dry fit the upper fuse and saw the issue that was of so much consternation. The well/pit assembly sits too high for the fuse to mate. I dry fit the office to the upper fuse, breaking off the ejection seat in the process. The fit of the pit to the fuselage is perfect and held in there without any help. It was very helpful without the seat in there as well. I usually install the ejection seat just before the canopy anyway so no biggie. I took out my grinder and removed around 1mm, maybe more off the pit floor. I then dry fit the two half and found I fixed the offending lack of clearance, but the seam still wouldn’t fit without some force :hmm:. I realized the aligning pin receivers were too high as well so after cutting then down all fit well.
Looking at the instructions, the ladder and ladder door have nice little PE parts. The door needs to be cut out of the lower fuse part to be used. This would be confusing for someone new to the hobby. One, it’s not clear what needs to be done and two, there’s not anywhere where the instructions say this is an option. In between binge watching “Band of Brothers”, I did some research of the ladder door and compartment. Scratching my head and some parts, I came up with what I think is a reasonable facsimile of the compartment. This is going to be an FAA bird so all the panels, at least the ones the kit allows to be open, will be open for the RN lads to inspect.
Next is the engine and fan drive shaft which I read is also an issue.
The nose wheel well in the lower fuse assembly showing the alining pins for the pit.
The pit in the upper fuse, ground down and pin receivers cut.
The seam fits well now.
The ladder door cut out with the unclear instructions.
The scratched ladder compartment. I still need to do a wee bit of work on the frame and scribe the RAM tape but I'm happy with it. Paint will really make it pop I think.
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Posted by lewbud on Thursday, April 9, 2020 3:03 AM

Steve,

I'd like to join in.  Since Chad is doing the A, put me down for Hasegawa's divine scale AV-8B.  Nice work on the F-35!

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, April 9, 2020 7:13 AM

You got it Buddy.

I believe I have that kit in the stash so I'll be intrested to see how it buils up.

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Posted by DRUMS01 on Friday, April 10, 2020 11:45 PM

Hey Steve, while not something I could use to participate in this GB, I did complete an Airfix 1/24 AV-8 Harrier 2 years ago.... If I can get my USS Alrizona moving along faster perhaps I will find something in my stash to add to the GB? 

1/24 Harrier

As Arnold once said, "I'll be back"...

Ben

I am a Veteran; to all other Veterans thank you for your service. Retired now and living well

PROJECTS:

- 1/350 USS Alabama (GB) - WIP

- 1/24 Lola T89 - DONE

- 90mm Greek Hoplite Resin Figure - Done

 

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, April 11, 2020 5:49 PM

Sound great Ben, I'll be looking forward to it.

Bama? what Bama? 350 or 700?

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, April 11, 2020 6:01 PM

Ok, my selection is made. I’m gonna go with a Revell 1/32 OH-6A.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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