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  • Member since
    April 2020
  • From: Mountains of Western MD
Posted by BBorBust on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 11:51 PM

Looks like Santa hit some home runs! I cant wait to see everyones kits get built. I am still waiting on mine, but my SS did inform me of what it is since it is arriving late, and I cannot wait to get my hands on it! 

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, December 31, 2020 12:07 PM

Holy cow, Chad!! The wrapping paper hasn't even hit the floor yet. You're nearly done. I love those. Slow down so I can enjoy it a bit longer.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, December 31, 2020 7:55 PM

Don't leave everyone hanging BB, what is it?

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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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, January 2, 2021 1:01 AM

I got quite a bit done to the LCS these last few days. The kit has an enormus amount of tiny parts, they look like cameras and speakers. Whatever they are, they take quite about of time to install.

Steve

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

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

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    February 2005
  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Saturday, January 2, 2021 11:15 AM

Well done on the Freedom so far...I ended up skipping the cameras on my build.  I couldn't get the PE mounting brackets folded!

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, January 2, 2021 11:40 AM

modelcrazy

I got quite a bit done to the LCS these last few days. The kit has an enormus amount of tiny parts, they look like cameras and speakers. Whatever they are, they take quite about of time to install.

 

Wow, Steve. The detail on that is impressive. Now you got me thinking about one of those kits.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, January 3, 2021 12:29 PM

Don't forget about last year's SSGB. There are still a few builds to be completed. With all the mess of 2020 I am extending the completion date for that GB to "whenever" you get it done.

Happy New Year everyone!! Beer

BK

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On Deck: Alot more !

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, January 3, 2021 12:34 PM

Steve I really like the geometric look of these LCS ships! 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

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    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Monday, January 4, 2021 2:42 PM

That's looking good Steve!

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

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    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, January 7, 2021 8:35 PM

Got all the paint coming.  A Vallejo set for MIG 21, and all the colors needed in Mr Color.  Both brands have the interior tourquise, but the instructions only give a three color formula for the Mr Color.  Have to see which matches the PE the closest.  One of the three was out of stock.

Probably be 10 days or so before all of it gets here.

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, January 8, 2021 10:17 PM

Thanks guys.

I finally receieved my second SS gift. After a tour of the United States where it spent Christmas in Denver and New Years in Cleveland, it finally arrived in Boise this morning and was delivered this afternoon.

I have been wanting a Texas for some time but was always turned off by the 1945 MS 21 Dark Blue scheme. Well along with the kit I also received a book on the Texas which shows some other cool schemes she wore including this awesome 1942 MS 12 Mod scheme.

Now, I have never built a resin kit before so this is going to be an adventure. I love pushing the envelope of my abilities and have been wanting to get a resin kit for some time.

Thanks Santa

Steve

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

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, January 9, 2021 10:23 AM

modelcrazy

Thanks guys.

I finally receieved my second SS gift. After a tour of the United States where it spent Christmas in Denver and New Years in Cleveland, it finally arrived in Boise this morning and was delivered this afternoon.

I have been wanting a Texas for some time but was always turned off by the 1945 MS 21 Dark Blue scheme. Well along with the kit I also received a book on the Texas which shows some other cool schemes she wore including this awesome 1942 MS 12 Mod scheme.

Now, I have never built a resin kit before so this is going to be an adventure. I love pushing the envelope of my abilities and have been wanting to get a resin kit for some time.

Thanks Santa

 

 

wow this will be an interesting build! I've done resin aircraft and the PCM kit was wonderful to work with. Anxious to see your take on it.

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

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, January 9, 2021 11:26 AM

modelcrazy

Thanks guys.

I finally receieved my second SS gift. After a tour of the United States where it spent Christmas in Denver and New Years in Cleveland, it finally arrived in Boise this morning and was delivered this afternoon.

I have been wanting a Texas for some time but was always turned off by the 1945 MS 21 Dark Blue scheme. Well along with the kit I also received a book on the Texas which shows some other cool schemes she wore including this awesome 1942 MS 12 Mod scheme.

Now, I have never built a resin kit before so this is going to be an adventure. I love pushing the envelope of my abilities and have been wanting to get a resin kit for some time.

Thanks Santa

 

Definately keen to watch this one come together. This should be an adventure.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Saturday, January 9, 2021 12:18 PM

Man...I think Santa rocked it for everyone this year!!!!  What awesome kits!

My apologies for a bit of a late start.  I had injured my hand at work just before Christmas and have been nursing it since.  But....It's in a splint and I'm ready to rock.  As you can see from the pics I bounce around the instructions and do sub-assemblies.  This kit is awesome!  The fit is really good, the few instrument panel decals I've used went on very well, and I am just enjoying the h*** out of building this kit!  Haven't had one issue with it and I am actually pacing myself so it won't be over so soon!  LOL!  I bought some J.A. Grey Green and will do the scheme in the recon grey green.  The detail in the cockpit is great! So here is what I've got done so far.  Enjoy!

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Sunday, January 10, 2021 9:25 AM

Here are some more progress pics.  This kit is awesome!  I'm having a blast with the cockpit!  The fit is great and it is just a fun kit!  Enjoy!

 

 

  • Member since
    June 2019
Posted by Mach1 on Sunday, January 10, 2021 11:21 AM

Eagle90

Here are some more progress pics.  This kit is awesome!  I'm having a blast with the cockpit!  The fit is great and it is just a fun kit!  Enjoy!

 

 

That cockpit looks fantastic!

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Sunday, January 10, 2021 11:43 AM

Thank you!  The cockpit has been really fun!  It's hard to see, but there is a camera pointing down through the cocket floor for recon!  A really great kit!

 

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, January 10, 2021 12:15 PM

The pit looks great Bobby. I don't think I have ever seen a Babs built.

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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    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, January 10, 2021 1:15 PM

Great cockpit!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Monday, January 11, 2021 11:21 AM

Yep, for having your hand basically tied behind your back, you are doing some wonderful work.

BK

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On Deck: Alot more !

 

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Friday, January 15, 2021 10:52 AM

Thanks everyone for the kind words.  I can not say enough good things about this kit.  The fit is awesome, the detail is great!  I would highly reccomend this kit!

Here are some more pics.  This is going to be a great build!  Enjoy!

 

 

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    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Friday, January 15, 2021 11:04 AM

Eagle90 that's got some great color to it. Rising Sun looks super crisp. Definitely cool to hear how nice the kit is. Too many times the fun gets lost when they're not designed or injection molded well.

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

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, January 15, 2021 11:39 AM

Eagle90

Thanks everyone for the kind words.  I can not say enough good things about this kit.  The fit is awesome, the detail is great!  I would highly reccomend this kit!

Here are some more pics.  This is going to be a great build!  Enjoy!

 

 

Wow!! And to imagine that this isnt even done yet. It looks amazing. Great work.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, January 15, 2021 2:27 PM

Awesome Bobby.

Good job on that canopy masking. That's my only beef and deterrent against me building more Japanese planes. And I love Japanese planes

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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    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, January 15, 2021 9:21 PM

That's a lot of masking right there!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Saturday, January 16, 2021 12:02 PM

modelcrazy

Awesome Bobby.

Good job on that canopy masking. That's my only beef and deterrent against me building more Japanese planes. And I love Japanese planes

 

I hear ya about the canopy.  That's a lot of glass!   LOL!  I bought the canopy mask for it.  I'm finding I'm buying a lot of canopy masks and decals lately.  LOL!

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Saturday, January 16, 2021 12:04 PM

Mopar Madness

That's a lot of masking right there!

 

LOL!  I bought the mask set for it.  I'm finding I'm buying a lot of mask sets lately.  Just a whole lot easier for me.  I usually end up leaving hobby knife marks all over the canopy when I do it myself.  Embarrassed

 

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Saturday, January 16, 2021 12:05 PM

TheMongoose

Eagle90 that's got some great color to it. Rising Sun looks super crisp. Definitely cool to hear how nice the kit is. Too many times the fun gets lost when they're not designed or injection molded well.

 

Thank you sir!  It is a great kit.  The first Finemolds I've built and I'm liking them.  The detail is really good!

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Saturday, January 16, 2021 12:17 PM

Well, she's finished!!!!!  What a great kit!  Thank you so much SS!!!!!  You rock!  A perfect gift!  My first Finemolds kit, first Japanese kit...What a wonderful GB!!! 

This was a fun kit to build and the fit was awesome!  The decals went on beautifully, and the detail is great!  Once I painted and sealed that, I gave the whole plane a coat of Flory Models weathering wash Dark Dirt (I love that stuff!).  When I wiped it down, it didn't really need any more weathering!  It looked great!  I added some Tamiya panel line wash for oily looks around the engine and extra fuel tank.  There are so many details in the cockpit you can't see, but that area is beautiful and full of detail!  Here are the pics from the final product.  Again, thanks everyone for the kind words and keep up the great work!  I'll be watching!  LOL!

 

 

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, January 16, 2021 1:20 PM

That is SICK Eagle90!! What a great experience. All that glass really came out well. The overall color is pretty sweet to. Gonna look nice on the front page. 1st one done aren't you?

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

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