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Posted by lewbud on Monday, November 23, 2020 7:54 PM

Thanks Tony.  It's good to be back working.  I think you're across the dateline as well so when it hits Thursday, go for it.  Looking forward to your build.

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

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Posted by bufflehead on Monday, November 23, 2020 11:05 PM

Thanks for the heads-up Lew!  I finally decided on my first build:  MiniArt's 1/35 T-70 M

I considered a few others, but settled on this one due to it's lower parts count and simplicity of construction.  The indie links are the only thing that will slow me down.

And for the first time in my history of Weekend Madness GBs I will actually start this holiday weekend.  Covid caused my family to cancel our annual T-Day get together, so I'm using the long weekend for some modelling madness!!

Now to clean up the bench and prep!

 

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Posted by BrandonD on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:54 PM

Ok, I have decided at this point that the Albatros might be too quick for a weekend build, and I'll start this weekend with my 1/48 Accurate Miniatures Yak-1 in the marking os Lilia Litvyak.

I read about her in Dan Hampton's "Lords of the Sky," and then found this novel based on her life (it's in French, and it's really not that good, so don't bother). But her story is interesting, and I wanted to build her plane.

 

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Posted by Eagle90 on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:28 PM

Hey everyone!  Pretty excited about this GB!  I've decided which kit to do.  I have been watching a bunch of documentaries on Amazon about space flight, aircraft, etc...and watching The Right Stuff on Disney+, so, with that being an inspiration, I pulled my Revell 1/72 X-15 kit (#85-5247) out of the stash!  Now, I need to decide if I go "gear" up and hang it or down and display on the shelf with the pilot figure standing next to it. 

I will either start Thursday night or first thing Friday morning.  Can't wait to see the "madness" this weekend!

 

 

 

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 6:32 AM

So, aside from not knowing exactly when my 48 hours will begin, I have narrowed it down to two kits.  Not sure which one, maybe both?  lol

 

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 9:41 PM

Justin - I've built both of those kits. Either will build up into a lovely model.

I've made a start on mine...

and progress so far. The only extra work is to drill out the gun barrel. I'll leave the machine gun and shovel off to be painted seperately. THe kit comes with a choice to build a Crusader II or Crusader III. As this is a repeat of a buil that I did as a kid, and that was a Crusader III, so will this one be. Some nice parts for the spares box.

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by Caveman on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:51 PM

Will be starting at midnight.  Just a quick test to see if I remember how to post photos.

Good Luck guys!

 Start by Tim Bowers, on Flickr

 

 Time by Tim Bowers, on Flickr

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Posted by taxtp on Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:27 AM

That's an impressive choice Tim, it takes me ages to build one of those things. Good luck.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by Caveman on Thursday, November 26, 2020 2:49 AM

Well, three hours in and not a lot to report yet.  Body is in paint and engine is more or less together.  Gonna get some sleep while the body sets up and engine dries.  Will post some pics. tomorrow.

Good luck with that tank.  Looks like we are the only ones started so far.

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Posted by TheMongoose on Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:35 AM

I'm in this year. Last year's 1/144 entry probably has me overconfident. Stepping up and doubling my offering with another Sukhoi. This year I will do at least...Zvezda's 1/72 Su-50

 

In the pattern: King George V (back on the bench) - the Tamiya 1/350th version & Academy's 1/35 AH-1Z Viper, and who knows maybe something else over the holidays as I keep wanting to pull a box off the shelf! Must be an elf thing

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Posted by bufflehead on Thursday, November 26, 2020 11:31 AM

Good start Tony, Tim! 

BTW Tony, what is 00 scale?

My build will start tomorrow morning...or I could jump the gun and start tonight!!Confused

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Posted by lewbud on Thursday, November 26, 2020 12:57 PM

We're off to an auspicious start guys!  Got the front page updated with your builds.

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

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Posted by taxtp on Thursday, November 26, 2020 2:53 PM

OO Scale is actually OO Gauge, used for model trains. THese days Airfix sell these same kits as 1/76, the same scale as the tanks sold by Matchbox and Fujimi. I think everyone else went for 1/72 with their small scale tanks. I've doing a project to build the Airfix tanks that I built as a kid againm this is one of them. Anyway, this was the status at the close of play on the first day.

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, November 26, 2020 4:53 PM

Twice the size of HO, which is what...1/87?

1/174?

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Posted by dwsrazor on Thursday, November 26, 2020 6:50 PM

Not to get off topic here but I've always been confused by airfix's 00 scale so I finally looked it up.  00 scale is the equivalent of 1/76 scale (1/76.2 to be exact).  I always thought it was the same as H0 scale which is 1/87 scale but it is not.  Both are common with train hobbiest but the 00 scale is only common in the UK whereas H0 scale is common in the USA and elsewhere.

I hope to start my build tonight after I make supper.  I've decided to go with my Hasegawa 1/72 Japanese Raiden Jack.  Very low parts count and two tone paint job.  What could go wrong.Whistling

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Posted by BrandonD on Thursday, November 26, 2020 7:16 PM

Ok, here it goes. I started at 11:30 a.m. today with the 1/48 Accurate Miniatures Yak-1 flown by Lilia Litvyak, one of the female Soviet pilots who flew over Stalingrad.

Proof of unstarted-ness.

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By 1:48, I had gotten major parts on the subassemblies done, primered with Mr. Surfacer 1500 Black and then painted with MRP Neutral Grey.

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By 3:10, I had much of the cockpit details painted, clear coated with X-22 and then applied Tamiya Panel Liner Dark Gray. I robbed my Eduard Spitfire of its Sutton harness to replace the kit decal.

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At this point, I have the wings together, as well as most of the fuselage. I sanded the turtledeck seam, and will paint it neutral gray before I install the top portion. I have sprue goo drying in the leading edge seams of the wing as well as along the underside of the ventral scoop. It'll take a while for that to dry, so I'm going to flat coat the cockpit and dirty it up a bit with some oils before slipping it into the fuselage.

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My goal for the day is to have the assembly ready for paint by the time I go to bed tonight.

-BD-

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Posted by Caveman on Thursday, November 26, 2020 7:52 PM

That tank is coming along nicely.  Great start on the Yak!

First coat on the body and basic engine together.

 Body 1 by Tim Bowers, on Flickr

 Engine 1 by Tim Bowers, on Flickr

Now a little more progress on both and the basic chassis layed out.

 Engine 2 by Tim Bowers, on Flickr

 Body 2 by Tim Bowers, on Flickr

 Chassis 1 by Tim Bowers, on Flickr

Now on to the interior.  It's basic but I'll try to do something with it.  The real car is pretty stripped down so not a lot of detail in there.  I'll figure something out while waiting for the clearcoat to dry enough for decals.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Thursday, November 26, 2020 8:27 PM

Justinryan215

So, aside from not knowing exactly when my 48 hours will begin, I have narrowed it down to two kits.  Not sure which one, maybe both?  lol

 

 

 

 

Sorry my wife tells me this morning, that she is working Saturday, and since I am working tomorrow, I am shooting for a Saturday start, and a sunday finish....

I am really leaning towards the Wildcat as my Kit!  We shall see where the muses point to me on Saturday morning!

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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Posted by bufflehead on Thursday, November 26, 2020 9:03 PM

Tax, DWS, thanks for the info on the 00 scale!  I kinda thought it might scale out to 1/76 scale since the Crusader looks pretty close to 1/72!  BTW, the little tank is looking good so far, Tax!

The Yak-1 is off to a great start Brandon!

Sweet looking Camaro Caveman! 

 

 

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Posted by taxtp on Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:20 PM

Here is the completion of construction. Onwards with the paint job. A few things have come up so its been hard to find time. Lets see how we go.

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, November 26, 2020 11:06 PM

Nice start guys.

Here's mine.

And wheels done I'm going to paint the suspension first. The tracks are mostly single links. Wish me luck not losing any while I feaverishly stick them together...after painting the sand.

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Posted by lewbud on Thursday, November 26, 2020 11:24 PM

Tony,

That little Crusader is looking good!

Brandon,

The Yak is coming along nicely!  What paint are you using?

Tim,

You're well ahead of where I would most likely be.  Looking forward to more.

Steve,

Looks like you're off to a great start with the German ground target thingy.  HO scale is actually half of O scale.  O scale is 1/43 in Europe and 1/48 in the US.

I plan on starting my build tomorrow.

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

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, November 27, 2020 12:07 AM

lewbud
HO scale is actually half of O scale.

That's right, HO (half O)

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Posted by BrandonD on Friday, November 27, 2020 2:01 AM

lewbud

Tony,

That little Crusader is looking good!

Brandon,

The Yak is coming along nicely!  What paint are you using?

Tim,

You're well ahead of where I would most likely be.  Looking forward to more.

Steve,

Looks like you're off to a great start with the German ground target thingy.  HO scale is actually half of O scale.  O scale is 1/43 in Europe and 1/48 in the US.

I plan on starting my build tomorrow.

 

Thanks, Lewbud. I'm using MRP for most of it. I used US Neutral Gray for the interior, and am going to use MRP for the underside and the green up top. For the black, I think I am going to go with Tamiya NATO Black.

-BD-

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Posted by BrandonD on Friday, November 27, 2020 2:08 AM

Ok, it's 12 and a half hours in, and despite an hourlong nap after eating too much, I have so far been able to get this thing ready for primer. The leading edges of the wings gave me more trouble than I was expecting, but I used thin super glue to fill the cracks as well as add strength, hit it with accelerator, and got them sanded smooth. I may have seated the cockpit too high, as th seat interfered with the rear glass, but I trimmed about half a milimeter off the top of the seat, and everything went down well.

Other things I've gotten done:

Wheels are painted (one of the reasons I chose this kit was the fact that the tires are separate pieces, so it negated the need to mask them).

Another reason I chose this kit is the fuselage top is a separate piece, so there is no upper centerline seam to deal with.

I got the exhaust pipes drilled out, painted Alclad Steel, then washed in AK rust streaks. I'll probably rub a pencil over them to bring back some of the metallic colors, then blacken the tips.

The landing gear legs are painted, and the struts attached to them, so tomorrow they should be a pretty easy drop fit. I'll probably use super glue on them.

I also painted the prop, and hit the hub cannon with a quick touch of gunmetal. I primered the spinner, and since I primed in black and it has to be black, I'll be able to mask the cannon pretty easily with a small roll of tape without worrying that I won't cover the spinner with paint.

All in all, I'm happy with the progress so far and am looking forward to getting primer down on the whole thing tonight before bed. Hopefullt that doesn't reveal any issues.

 

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-BD-

 

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Posted by BrandonD on Friday, November 27, 2020 2:11 AM

You're a brave man doing indy link tracks in a weekend build! Looks like a good start.

-BD-

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Posted by dwsrazor on Friday, November 27, 2020 2:29 AM

Okay, I started at 8:00pm tonight and put in about 4 hours.  Now I'm trying to remember how to use my Flickr account.  Lol!  Lets give it a shot.

Great, it works.  Here is where I am at after 4 hours.  A lot of flash on this one and some bad mold seams espcially on the gun barrels.  MIght have to dig into my spares box and see what I have to replace them with.  It is off to bed time now.

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Posted by taxtp on Friday, November 27, 2020 3:59 AM

The Airfix Crusader has its coat of paint, and a coat of Future ready for decals. I've dome some colour modulation to give it some depth.

The decals are holding me up. they're past their use by date, to put it nicely. Completely inflexible and they've lost any adhesion to the model. I've tried to make them stick by locating them in some wet Future onm the model. Now I'm trying to make them conform with some Microsol. I need to get the wash done and highlights tonight at least.

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by Eagle90 on Friday, November 27, 2020 6:51 AM

I love this GB!!!!  Great work...great kits! 

I'm starting this morning with the X-15.  Let the madness begin!  LOL!

Progress pics coming soon.

 

 

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Posted by learmech64 on Friday, November 27, 2020 7:14 AM

Let the insanity begin. looks like the time stamp was incorrect. should read 11/27/2020 0700 hours.

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