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  • Member since
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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, April 22, 2021 8:23 PM

 Bish. Your 262 is moving along Yes .

PJ. Stunning awesome job!

  .Nick

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, April 22, 2021 7:11 PM

Thanks Bish. The Kurfürst is completed. I just need to take pictures.

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, April 22, 2021 2:51 PM

plasticjunkie

Hoss, Bish, Gamera, Crown, incredible fine work gents. Please forgive me If I left anyone out. 
I allso get overcommitted sometimes with too many GBs but thank God they are due in December.

I finally got my garage back and shot clear flat to kill the gloss and to seal things up.  
I did run into a small issue regarding the drop tank which interferes with having the bottom engine panel open so I opted for the open panel vs having the drop tank on. It's a shame to cover up the engine details. I'm saving that tank for another Kurfürst waiting to be built in my stash.

I fabricated the canopy hold open wire and added the pe details.

My Kurfürst is almost completed.

 

Thats looking stunning. I could swear that engine pic is of an aircraft in a museum. And great touch with the wire.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, April 22, 2021 2:48 PM

mustang1989

Got some good progress going on that plane Martin. 

 

Cheers mate.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 9:42 PM

Thanks Joe. Im almost at the finish line.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 8:48 PM

Ernie: Dammit boy!! I couldn't see this earlier because I was on my work computer but I damn sure can now. WOW!!! 

                   

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 10:39 AM

Gamera

Gee friggin' whiz Steve, looking at that engine I'd swear it were the real thing!!! Heart

 

If you put her on a diorama base you could always just have the drop tank lying there in the grass where the ground crew hadn't mated it to the plane yet.

 

Thanks Gamera. Yes I thought of a small vignette setting. My only concern is saving display space but that thought keeps coming back.

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 10:22 AM

Gee friggin' whiz Steve, looking at that engine I'd swear it were the real thing!!! Heart

 

If you put her on a diorama base you could always just have the drop tank lying there in the grass where the ground crew hadn't mated it to the plane yet.

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

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 8:18 AM

Got some good progress going on that plane Martin. 

                   

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 8:17 AM

fotofrank

Jeepers. I am committed to five group builds I think. Sometimes I get to feeling rushed and I forget that I have a year to accomplish these builds. It's tough to convince myself that I need to slow down. Don't have to do it all in one day!

 

I hear you Frank. I used to run a group build per year and was committed to so much both in the modeling world AND real world. It got to where it wasn't as much fun to build or run GB's anymore so I dialed it back a notch....or two. I stopped building altogether for almost a year and when I did pick back up....I started building automotive subjects. lol 

Looking forward to this build.

                   

 

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 6:46 AM

Hoss, Bish, Gamera, Crown, incredible fine work gents. Please forgive me If I left anyone out. 
I allso get overcommitted sometimes with too many GBs but thank God they are due in December.

I finally got my garage back and shot clear flat to kill the gloss and to seal things up.  
I did run into a small issue regarding the drop tank which interferes with having the bottom engine panel open so I opted for the open panel vs having the drop tank on. It's a shame to cover up the engine details. I'm saving that tank for another Kurfürst waiting to be built in my stash.

I fabricated the canopy hold open wire and added the pe details.

My Kurfürst is almost completed.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 4:21 AM

I know the feeling frank. I am getting concerned about some of the GB's i am commited to that will run into next year, let alone the ones that end this year. But i do have a habit of over commiting.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 3:49 PM

Jeepers. I am committed to five group builds I think. Sometimes I get to feeling rushed and I forget that I have a year to accomplish these builds. It's tough to convince myself that I need to slow down. Don't have to do it all in one day!

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

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 1:46 PM

Thanks guys. Frank, i'll get you on the roster.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:34 AM

Bish: Love the look of those engines! Great to see her ready for paint.

Frank: ohhh, now that's a cool vintage kit.

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

 

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 10:35 AM

Wow! Seem to be quite a few Me-262 jets going together in the group build. Mustang1989 and Bish. Both awesome 262 builds. Recently I came across an old Monogram 1/48 Me-262 kit and decided to give it a whirl as a "what-if". We'll see how it goes...

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

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 8:16 AM

Been a couple of weeks but finally have somthing to show. I got the wings on and have then been working on the engines. You have to fit in the front and rear sections so even though most of the engines won't be seen, i decided to build them both up and paint them. Paint is Alcla and Tamiya acrylics.

Most of the fit on this kit has been good. I can't say the same for the engones. There are 2 locator pins on each side of the engines, front and rear whoch go into locating holes in the covers. But putting the pins in place caused a gap of about 2mm in the bottom of the caseing, so i removed the pins on one side. The front and rear of the engine covers also neeed some trimming and still the fit is not perfect. But i got the engines fitted in the end.

I decided to cut away a section of panel on the right engine to at least sow a part of it, can't let al that detail go to waste. I will add some wiring later.

I then got it all maske up reay for priming. The panels ove rthe engine, guns and rear of the fuselage are al held in place by blue tac. The fit on these is not brilliant either so its quite lucky i don't plan on gluing them closed.

I had the day off work today so was able to get it prime this morning an dthe underside painted today. So just got to leave it a couple of days before doing the top side.

 

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, April 18, 2021 4:46 PM

That's so cool! I still haven't tried the mottling technique yet - really looking forward to seeing how she comes out. 

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

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, April 18, 2021 8:39 AM

Looking nice there Joe, be good to see that painted up.

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, April 18, 2021 8:08 AM

Thanks Nick. I'll be going with White 3 from JV44. 

 

Got the warble pattern applied this morning so maybe we'll see some paint on this thing sometime this week.

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, April 17, 2021 3:09 PM

Thanks Joe, that black basing is the way to go. I'm liking the effect. What camo scheme are you going to do?

  .Nick

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, April 17, 2021 2:05 PM

Hoss: Blown....away.....

Cliff: That's looking great so far man.Yes

Nick: WOW!!! You're pullin' that one off nicely!! 

All: Got 'er black based this morning. Still gotta black base the elevators and install those.

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, April 17, 2021 10:27 AM

Hoss,Bish and Gamera. many thanks.

latest pic on the f-104g.

the f-104c all the decals are on test fit tip tanks, I never liked those things. Need to seal decals next.

  .Nick

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    July 2019
Posted by Hoss WA on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 7:28 PM

crown r n7

Zvezda.very cool looking 

Wingman. looks real good.

Hoss WA. very impressive build.

Gamera. thankyou.your me looks stunning.

I finished up with decals on the f-104c. (Hope I didnt leave any one out)

 

 Thanks crown. Agree with your comments on the others' builds as well. All looking great. 

needs another clear coat. the F-104g started the painting and masking, now i need to pint the under side.

 

 

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Posted by Hoss WA on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 7:27 PM

Bish

That looks lovely Hoss. The scheme is really well done and nicely weathered, great looking build. And there is somthing about his Red 13, i have markings to do his Me 262 in 72nd.

Thanks for taking part and shreing this with us. Will get you ade to the completed list.

 

Thanks Bish. It was a fun project and I love the scheme. 

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Posted by Hoss WA on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 7:26 PM

jeaton01

Exquisite, Hoss!

 

Thanks John!

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Posted by Hoss WA on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 7:25 PM

Gamera

WOW Hoss, she's friggin' amazing!!! 

Great job!! 

Heart

 

Thanks Gamera! Much appreciated. 

  • Member since
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 2:41 PM

Both looking great there Nick. I really like the variation in the NMF. And its nice to see one in camo.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 2:40 PM

I wouldn't be Gamera, thats nice. I like the tail band, confused me at first then i remembered your doing a Japanese version.

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