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  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, December 28, 2020 7:39 AM

fotofrank

Waiting for 1 January. Really need some motivation.

 

I can't wait to get started. It's been a LOOOONG time since I've even contemplated building an aircraft model. 

                   

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, December 28, 2020 8:36 AM

We will see what we can do for you frank.

Joe, i think you have been hooked on those funnt bright colure things with wheels for to long Wink

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: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, December 28, 2020 4:15 PM

All I can tell you is....don't try it Martin. It's addicting given the mechanical minds that we have. lol 

Ok gang.....I'm all set for this. Here's what's in the arsenal for this build. I may start cleaning parts up just to have something to do in the mean time. 

                   

 

  • Member since
    September 2005
  • From: Central Nebraska
Posted by freem on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 10:45 PM

Well somehow time got away from me and I neglected to throw my hat in the ring. So if it pleases the court I'd like to enter the Hobbycraft Bf-109B since I finally found some decent Luftwaffe decals for it.

Chris Christenson

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 2:13 AM

Thats fine freem, you can enter at any point during the GB. Will add you to the roster.

less than 48 hours before it all starts.

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
    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, December 31, 2020 1:34 PM

OK, this is where I begin in the morning. This kit has lain dormant in the closet for maybe three years. Now with this Group Build I can finally get the finished model on the shelf. Hopefully, when it's done it will resemble Yellow 11. Happy New Year y'all.

OK. On the bench: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, December 31, 2020 1:52 PM

The GB starts midnight UK time, thats a tad over 4 hours. So, if you have nothing else to do this evening, feel free to get cracking.

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
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, January 1, 2021 12:34 PM

That's already looking good Frank. Can't wait to see this get cranked up.

                   

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Friday, January 1, 2021 1:35 PM

Thanks, Mustang1989.

OK. On the bench: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Virginia
Posted by Wingman_kz on Friday, January 1, 2021 4:22 PM

Well, I think I'm on my way. If this link works. Lol  In case it does, this is the kit I'll be starting with. I'll work on the image sizes, get it all sorted out and show the specifics soon. 

Happy New Year and, I'm looking forward to this.

            

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, January 1, 2021 5:54 PM

Worked just fine Wingman 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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  • Member since
    February 2011
Posted by knox on Friday, January 1, 2021 6:46 PM

This is my first group build so this will be a new experience for me.  I started this kit today.  Hopefully I’ll have a progress picture tomorrow. There was a lot more detail in the cockpit than I was expecting, and I’ve had a lot of fun so far.  

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, January 1, 2021 7:04 PM

Better late than never knox. Good to see some of you guys makeing an early start.

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
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, January 1, 2021 8:49 PM

Some good selections from the crowd on this one.

I really thought that last build of mine was going to do it in for me but I'll be making my way back to the bench in the next day or two.

                   

 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Nashville, TN area
Posted by bobbaily on Saturday, January 2, 2021 6:35 PM

Bish-please sign me up for a bf109E-4/7 Jabo, Hasegawa 1/48.  Going to be a crossover with Lewbud's CAS GB....and maybe even Glamdring's 50 Shades of Grey GB, depending on the camo scheme I go with.

Thanks

 

bob

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, January 2, 2021 6:39 PM

Got you down Bob.

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
    February 2011
Posted by knox on Saturday, January 2, 2021 7:18 PM

Started  work on the pit today.  I’m a “ for fun” builder, so sharing my work is intimidating.  I messed up the PE chains, but under a closed cockpit it won’t be noticeable.  Being part of a group build is fun.  

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Saturday, January 2, 2021 8:45 PM

Here is what I found inside the MPM Bf 109v1 box, and the box art.  As usual with short run kits the moldings are a little soft and a lot of the detail is in the pe parts, I didn't photograph them but you can see what's there in the instruction sheet attached.

 

 

John

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

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, January 2, 2021 10:47 PM

Ooo John, early 109's are cool.

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 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 3, 2021 2:37 AM

Good to see you up and running knox, and fun is what we are here for. Nice start.

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
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 3, 2021 2:40 AM

I like the arly 109s as well, and i do like MPM kits though they can be a challenge. Look forward to seeing that John.

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
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, January 3, 2021 6:02 AM

Good work so far knox. Don't worry about the intimidation pal.......you're gonna do good here. Looking forward to more.

                   

 

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, January 3, 2021 6:02 AM

Good looking kit John! 

                   

 

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Virginia
Posted by Wingman_kz on Sunday, January 3, 2021 1:19 PM

I spent most of yesterday trying out different image hosting sites. For the moment at least, I'm going with ImgBB. Hopefully the ads aren't too intrusive.

I know little about 109s so I'll be learning as we go along. I started a 1/32 Eduard Bf108 back in the summer as a diversion but this will be my first Eduard kit(s) completed.  And, I've been working on a 1/24 Hellcat for well over a year, handling this itty bitty 1/48 109 is going to take some getting used to. Lol

Now that the disclaimers are out of the way, here are a few pics of the kit. All I accomplished yesterday was snipping out a few parts and cleaning them up. Still undecided, since this is a double kit, whether to do one at a time or to work on both. I plan to do an E-4/B so I can use the included bombs and carrier and possibly an E-3 from June 1940 with no yellow. 

            

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, January 3, 2021 3:04 PM

After building an Eduard Fw190A series kit a few years ago I can say that I really like Eduard kits. Loads of detail and turns out a good build right out of the box. Looking forward to your Emil build here Wingman.Yes

                   

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, January 3, 2021 5:38 PM

Those look great guys!!! And Wingman I can see your photos just fine.

I completed the assembly of the cockpit on mine. The paints are on the way, will get some photos up when it's painted. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, January 4, 2021 9:07 AM

Can't wait to see progress Cliff.

Ok gang.....got the fuselage halves cut from the sprues so now it's clean up and test fitting of the resin parts into the fuselage.

Image

                   

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 8:22 AM

Good luck with the resin parts! I've had some fit like a glove and others- well I had to sand the krap outta them and the fuselage to get them to fit. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    September 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 10:27 AM

got some work done on my Me210,  feels kinda like a older Airfix kit, some panel lines are rather wide and deep.  hollowed out all 24 exhaust stacks, I'll get a picture of that later once they are on the engine

Had to add a shim between the fuselage and wing root as the gap was too big.

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/48 T-38

1/72 EF-111, 1/144 AC-130, 1/72 Me-210

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 12:22 PM

Nice cockpit detail you've added.

John

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

 

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