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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 9:39 AM

Holy smoke John, what did ya do, shoot a Stinger at it? Well that's on way to put an end to it and make sure you don't change your mind and pull it out of the bin. Wink

I'm with Bish, it wouls have looked good in yellow.

$24 at Hobbylink....just sayin Wink

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Thursday, October 29, 2020 8:39 AM

Since I'm coming into the GB late I'm finally getting a picture posted.

Found out that "vintage classic" means lots of flash warped parts and lots of filing and sanding to come.

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 modelcrazy on Thursday, October 29, 2020 3:36 PM

falconmod
Found out that "vintage classic" means lots of flash warped parts and lots of filing and sanding to come.

Yeah, it means we didn't do anything but stick it in a diffrent box.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, October 29, 2020 4:32 PM

Judging by the Airfix forum, they seem quite popular amongst some modellers. There seem to be a few who are not so keen on the new kits with all the detail. But for me, these are the reason i stopped nuilding Airfix nearly 30 years ago, and i am very glad they have come into the modern age. An up to date Storch would deffinetly be welcome.

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 Thursday, October 29, 2020 5:44 PM

An update on the XFV-1. 

Just filling and sanding and a little assembly.  Since the tail fins have to support the model I cut into the fins and the fuselage with a dremel saw blade and made brass biscuits to add strength.  Obviously the original tabs are obliterated.  The exhaust scoop was further shaped using Aves Epoxy Clay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Thursday, October 29, 2020 6:02 PM

John, I'm with Steve.  Get back on that horse! 

John

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

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, October 29, 2020 7:15 PM

Nice scratch building there John

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Sunday, November 15, 2020 11:49 AM
Hi guys, I'm trying to get back into a groove and figured what better way to do that than by joining a GB? If it's OK, I'd like to jump in with an Academy 1/35 UH-60L Black Hawk.

On my bench: Hasegawa 1/32 Fw190-F8 crash diorama

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, November 15, 2020 6:31 PM

silentbob33
Hi guys, I'm trying to get back into a groove and figured what better way to do that than by joining a GB? If it's OK, I'd like to jump in with an Academy 1/35 UH-60L Black Hawk.
 

You got it, I'll put you down when I get to my laptop. 

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, November 16, 2020 9:48 AM

Been a while since i updated as both the harrier builds slowed a bit, partlydown to some issues with the GR.9. But here is the Shar painted and decaled and ready for some weathering.

Hopefylly won't be as long till the next one.

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 modelcrazy on Monday, November 16, 2020 1:38 PM

Looks good Bish. Is that the Airfix?

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, November 16, 2020 1:40 PM

Thanks Steve, yes, it is.

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 Sunday, November 29, 2020 4:41 AM

One short final update before i wrap up this build. The Shar is now finished and ready to attch to the base. I just gave it a light flory wash and the final mat coat, then adde stores, canopy and the final bits. For the canopy i used the PE Det cord which came with the Eduard PE. I atached this to the inside useing future and i much prefer this ove rhe decal i used on the GR.9.

And i also finished the F59 tractor. This is a nice litle kit. It is missing some markings, namely the brand name of the company that makes it.

And i have just noticed that little chip in the yellow behind the door, so will touch that up.

So, i just need to add some RBF tags and fit this all to the base, and sort out a figure. Should be done by next weekend.

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 modelcrazy on Sunday, November 29, 2020 11:57 AM

Looks excelent Bish Yes

I'm keen on that tractor.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, November 29, 2020 12:22 PM

Thanks Steve.

Also come in 48th

https://www.videoaviation.com/

 

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 modelcrazy on Sunday, November 29, 2020 6:12 PM

Ooo, thanks for the link mate. Those are some nice looking support gear. I bookmarked it Yes

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, November 29, 2020 7:06 PM

Oh, man, that website is going to cost me some money!

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 Monday, November 30, 2020 4:17 AM

Happy to help Big Smile.

I would like to see some more 72nd stuff, but they do have a nice selection. I have a couple of the British power units as well.

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 Friday, December 4, 2020 8:29 AM

Given the demise of my Jayhawk, I'd like to switch horses and do my HobbyLobby Osprey score if that's cool.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, December 4, 2020 3:15 PM

Oh that will be cool.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 6, 2020 4:00 AM

Time to wrap up the Shar. I added some RBF tags and a single figure which is from a Hasegawa USAF set just painted in RN uniform. Again, figures are what lets these 72nd dio's down. I wanted to add a ladder but the Eduard one was so fragile it just broke up as i was trying to build it. So i ordered a couple fo set of the Brengun ladders. These has 2 in each set so means i could also add one to the GR.9 and have another pair for my Hunter and another Harrier. Much easier to build. I also have a set of chocks under the rear wheels.

This aircraft was based at RNAS Yeovilton in 2006.

Thanks for hosting the GB Steve, please feel free to use what ever pic you choose. Its nice to finally have a harrier on the shelf.

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 Sunday, December 6, 2020 11:52 AM

Well done, Martin.  You must be a Harrier expert now.  The truck adds a lot.

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, December 6, 2020 1:27 PM

Thanks John. Hardly, but i am glad the next one won't be grey.

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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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, December 6, 2020 7:39 PM

That's a cracking build Bish Yes  Beautiful!

I can't believe you you didn't have a Harrier before this.

I got you on the wall.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, December 7, 2020 3:32 AM

Thanks Steve.

Its only been the last few years i got interested in modern British stuff. As recently as 2015, carlos put a post up about the then upcoming new takom Chieftain kits where i commented that modern stuff wasn't my cup of tea. But then soon after that i seem to have switched and got all patrotic and now i can't get enough post war British aircraft and armour.

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
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, December 7, 2020 7:59 AM

I'm with you. I was kinda meh on modern stuff as well until I worked on the F-35 JFS systems. After studying the F-35's I saw modern jets as intresting. I couldn't tell you the diffrence between the F-22 and F-35, let alone the diffrence between the 3 F-35 variants (didn't know there were any). That paradigm shift has doubled my stash.Huh?

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 12:26 AM

It doesn't look like I've done much but I have spent a lot of time on this one.  It has been a bear getting the tailplanes back on in the right places because there was nothing left of the old tabs and slots.  They aren't exactly right yet but many have been moved and reglued several times and it's close enough.  Lots of filling and sanding, and a little more yet to go.  Tonight I re-attached all the little castor wheels and housings, some of which are resin replacements for the lost originals.  The model is sitting pretty square but I will have to fudge the height of some of the housings because the tailplanes are just a bit off.  With the small footprint of the castors compared to the size of the model it doesn't take much.  Aurora made all the fins the same, and that made it so the castoring wheels were in impossible directions, all pointing toward the center of the airplane.  There is no way that could happen unless the airplane was jacked up and the wheels were positioned that way.  With any movement they would go to something more like I have repositioned them, as if the airplane had been moved in one direction.

 

John

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

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 8:00 AM

I know that's a ton of work will little to show.

It's looking superb John. Yes My excited to see more.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 4:14 PM

Great to see progress John. It's shaping up nice. Agree on the castors, good the way you oriented them.

In the pattern: King George V (back on the bench) - the Tamiya 1/350th version, and a dual build of my KittyHawk F-5's.

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Posted by Theuns on Saturday, December 19, 2020 11:06 PM

Hi Steve please put me down for a 1/48 MRC H34 , I just started the cockpit this week.

 

Theuns

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