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Secret Santa 2020/2021 GB

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  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, March 1, 2021 11:25 AM

Good work on the 18 Chris. I'll get back to the LCS as soon as I get closer to the finish on the Akagi. That thing is one of those builds you love but just takes up soooo much time.

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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  • Member since
    June 2019
Posted by Mach1 on Sunday, February 28, 2021 7:36 PM

TheMongoose

You'll be painting in no time Mach1. It's looking good so far. How tough was the fit of the intakes and wing join to get together? I remember mine being a real PITA.

 

I have a little putty work first, but painting is coming up fast.

They both needed some material shaved off with an Xacto to improve the fit, and even then I needed to either clamp or otherwise hold the parts in place while the glue dried. The join that was the real adventure was the front fuselage to rear fuselage. Bang Head Hopefully I won't have to redo any panel lines after I take care of the seams.

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, February 27, 2021 12:57 PM

You'll be painting in no time Mach1. It's looking good so far. How tough was the fit of the intakes and wing join to get together? I remember mine being a real PITA.

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

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, February 27, 2021 11:23 AM

Mach1

Some more progress on the F-18.

 

Nice progress. I really really want to get going on my kit but I am in no position to be starting anything right now. Looking forward to seeing this come along.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

  • Member since
    June 2019
Posted by Mach1 on Friday, February 26, 2021 8:53 PM

Some more progress on the F-18.

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Monday, February 1, 2021 11:43 AM

Just used their regular thinner, at about 1:1.  Saving the leveling for the exterior.  Shot with a NEO, about 18 psi

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Monday, February 1, 2021 10:26 AM

I love Mr Color paints, very durable. And yes, I too use Mr Color Leveling thinner about 60/40 ish, until it sprays without spitting. You can tape them up within 30 min to an hour and they won't lift or otherwise wear. One of the strongest paints I've run across. I spray mine through my Iwata HP-CS with a .35 needle.

BK

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  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, February 1, 2021 10:22 AM

I use their leveling thinner at 50:50 and havent had any issues with the Paasche H.  With the shutdown of model master I've been buying mr color - I was an old school gunze fan

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, February 1, 2021 7:50 AM

Mr Color always clogs in my AB, but it does apply nice. The smell is powerfull. I like the looks of the MiG 21, looking forward to it.

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
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Sunday, January 31, 2021 7:12 PM

Got the interior tourquise shot yesterday, to first time spraying Mr Color.  Happy with it so far.  Will let cure a little longer and start glueing it up and placing the pit PE panels.  Pics when I get that far.

Finally got the rest of the paints in last week, along with some for an F-105D in the near future.

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 9:48 AM

TheDemiGod

Sounds liek a fun Group Build to participate in. Too bad I joined too late to join in. There's always next year.

 

I'll anounce next years GB around October'ish timeframe. We would be super happy to have you along.

BK

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  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 9:47 AM

BBorBust

Thanks to COVID I received my SS gift a little late. But it finally came today and I am super excited! Cannot wait to start on this thing! Thanks SS!

 

 

Nice gift there. I am interested in this one and I will definitely be watching with keen interest.

BK

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  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 9:46 AM

Mach1

Getting caught up from when I was last online ...

Bobby: Great job on the Babs!

Steve: That LCS has some impressive detail.

 

I've made a start on the F/A-18.

 

You're cruising right along on this F-18. You work fast my friend.

BK

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  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, January 25, 2021 8:06 PM

Excellent gift BB, looking forward to your build 

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 Monday, January 25, 2021 5:10 PM

Whoa BB, Santa must have liked your past builds! Extra good this year for sure. That's a killer gift. Looking forward to your take on it Balloons

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

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Monday, January 25, 2021 5:09 PM

Great starts guys, your gifts are well thought out.

Still waiting on the last of the paint, at least it's now in country.

As an aside, both the vallejo and Mr Color cockpit colors are a good match for the colored eduard pit pe, the vallejo just a hair better to my eye.

Got most of the sprues primed with testors white laquer primer.

Have to hand it to the Germans, they built beautiful and effective ships in the mid to late '30's.  A little ahead of most other navies.

  • Member since
    April 2020
  • From: Mountains of Western MD
Posted by BBorBust on Monday, January 25, 2021 4:40 PM

Thanks to COVID I received my SS gift a little late. But it finally came today and I am super excited! Cannot wait to start on this thing! Thanks SS!

 

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, January 24, 2021 3:08 PM

Looks like a solid start their Mach1. Super fast progress, can't wait to see this come together

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

  • Member since
    June 2019
Posted by Mach1 on Sunday, January 24, 2021 1:26 PM

Getting caught up from when I was last online ...

Bobby: Great job on the Babs!

Steve: That LCS has some impressive detail.

 

I've made a start on the F/A-18.

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, January 18, 2021 2:56 PM

Yeah, sorry DG, It's a fun one. BrandonK, who usually runs it, is going to be busy this year and won't be able to devote the time it takes to host a GB. Perhaps he'll run it next year.

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
    December 2020
Posted by TheDemiGod on Sunday, January 17, 2021 12:03 PM

Sounds liek a fun Group Build to participate in. Too bad I joined too late to join in. There's always next year.

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, January 17, 2021 11:32 AM

Mopar Madness

My aftermarket tracks came in so it's time to pull this one back out. The links are molded in plastic and the rubber pad needs to be glued to each individual link. Sounds like a lot of work but it really didn't take too long. About two beers worth of work!

 

 

Those look like alot of work, but once they are done the kit seems to go quickly. I'm in love with this one.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, January 17, 2021 11:31 AM

Wow, Bobby. Amazing work on the new kit. That will look good in any collection. Well done and so fast.

BK

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On Deck: Alot more !

 

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Sunday, January 17, 2021 7:52 AM

@Modelcrazy,

 

Thank you sir! I always leave it up to the GB leader as to which pic goes up. Thank you for holding such a great and honored GB!

 

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Sunday, January 17, 2021 7:51 AM

mawright20
What aircraft is this?
 

It is a Japanese Ki-15 Recon plane. 

Great kit!

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Sunday, January 17, 2021 7:49 AM

keavdog

Nice job Bobby. Turned out really nice.  

 

Thank you sir!  It's a great kit and my first Finemolds kit.  Very nice!

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Sunday, January 17, 2021 7:48 AM

Mopar Madness

Awesome Bobby! And the first one across the finish line too!

 

Thank you sir!  It was a great build and the GB is always a blast!

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Sunday, January 17, 2021 7:43 AM

TheMongoose

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?

 

Thank you sir!  The canopy mask was a life saver with that one.  LOL!  Again, it was a great kit.  Highly reccommend it to anyone.  First one done?  Wow!  And I wanted it to go on!  It was that much fun to build!

 

 

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, January 16, 2021 7:00 PM

Nice job Bobby. Turned out really nice.  

Thanks,

John

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