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Super Detail Group Build 1st November to 30th April 05

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Super Detail Group Build 1st November to 30th April 05
Posted by fiasco on Saturday, August 28, 2004 8:51 AM
This is for all of us who go to great lengths to make our models as realistic as possible.

Rules;-

Any subject.
Any Scale.
PE and/or Resin and/or Scratchbuilt details are a must!
The more detail the better
No Straight from the box allowed

Participants

Fiasco - 1/48 Hasegawa Bf109E
Zokissima - 1/35 Trumpeter Chally II
Rockabillyratrodz - Ford 427 SOHC
djmodels1999 - 1/35 IS-3
Nicholma - Revell 1/72nd PT-109 with the WEM p/e set and some other scratch built bits
SeaBee - not yet decided on subject


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Posted by zokissima on Saturday, August 28, 2004 10:53 AM
Interesting idea. There is a commonwealth GB comming up soon, so I was wondering if I could 'cross-use' my project for that (a 1/35 Trumpeter Chally II) to superdetail it and qualify for this GB as well. Would that be allowed?
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Posted by fiasco on Saturday, August 28, 2004 11:01 AM
As far as I'm concerned a cross GB would be fine so long as its okay with the other group.
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Posted by fiasco on Saturday, August 28, 2004 12:51 PM
Here's an idea for a badge, but I'm open to suggestions
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, August 29, 2004 12:35 AM
hey yall. im tempted to join this GB. its good that i have a while to search for my subject. im going to be doing the (not sure who made it) 1/6 visible 283 Small-Block Chevy. il do every detail i can figure out how to, and since its an engine, its something i know a lot about. ive also got a sweet idea for the base. ill build a stand that will support the engine, those will be attached to a really glossy black base with an actual '55 Bel Air crest emblem attached as the nameplate. ahh, wutdahell, im in! Approve [^] later.
Jon
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Posted by nicholma on Sunday, August 29, 2004 1:17 AM
Yes I'm tempted too but can't start until early next year because of the number of kits already underway.
Kia ora, Mark "Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas"
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Posted by fiasco on Sunday, August 29, 2004 1:10 PM
I've got the Verlinden detail set for the 109, and the Hasegawa Legion Condor kit.
Over the next 8 weeks I'm going to source some pictures from the web, books etc.
Looking at the Verlinden engine, there's considerable room for further detail, and I've not detailed an engine before so I guess I'll be sharing a few tips with Jon then!
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, August 29, 2004 3:11 PM
hey yall. ill be happy to help you fiasco. as long as you fix my name!Boohoo [BH]Laugh [(-D] lol. well, this is rocJabillyratrodz signing off.l later.
Jon
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Posted by fiasco on Sunday, August 29, 2004 6:21 PM
Sign - Oops [#oops] Sorry bout that Jon, they don't call ME Fiasco for nothing!Ashamed [*^_^*]
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, August 29, 2004 6:58 PM
Without causing to much trouble, could you please give us a definition of super detailed. Some may consider slapping an Eduard PE set in something "Super Detailed".

I have a project that I recently started, would this qualify? I have photos posted in the auto forum. If not I have another project I've been considering that I could start.

My first choice is Tamiya's Enzo Ferrari which I've already started. Or I could start on Tamiya's Porsche Carrera.

Thanks
Darren
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Posted by fiasco on Monday, August 30, 2004 3:15 PM
This group is all about detail. The thing is, people's modelling ability varies as does their patience. Yes a kit with an Eduard PE set would qualify, but what I hope this group will do is provide the inspiration and advice to take it that little bit further.
Even if that's only adding a bit of fuse wire or plasticard to add that little bit extra.

I think to keep in with the spirit of the GB we should start new projects on 1st Nov or after. But if this GB inspires you to pick up a kit thats been started but put on hold then I'm all for that.Thumbs Up [tup]

BTW Darren, the Enzo looks the business!Approve [^]
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Posted by djmodels1999 on Monday, August 30, 2004 3:33 PM
I'm tempted too, if only to give me the strength to complete at least one of the many super-detailling projects I've started but bnot completed over the past few years...

I might, just might, try to complete my 1/35 IS-3...

Pencil me in.

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Posted by fiasco on Monday, August 30, 2004 3:52 PM
Excellent DJ, glad to have you aboard! (even if its only in pencil LOL)
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Posted by nicholma on Tuesday, August 31, 2004 4:00 AM
I've decided that this GB would be ideal for me to do the Revell 1/72nd PT-109 with the WEM p/e set and some other scratch built bits. Not many ships get built in these GB so heres something a little different.. I can't start until the new year though.

So fiasco add my name to the list please
Kia ora, Mark "Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas"
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Posted by fiasco on Tuesday, August 31, 2004 12:58 PM
Tanks, planes, autos and ships...it gets better every dayBig Smile [:D]
You're in nicholma
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Posted by SeaBee on Wednesday, September 1, 2004 9:52 AM
If you won't laugh too loud for a novice (who am I kidding, beginner!) in PE, I'll join as well. Can't nominate a kit yet, as I've got a few options open and I won't be able to start November. What I can tell, is that it will be a racing car - very likely either the D2 Merc DTM or the see-though Ferrari F2002 (F1) with SMS PE set.
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Posted by fiasco on Wednesday, September 1, 2004 10:32 AM
Good on yer SeaBee!
Thats what this GB is about, I'm sure both u and I will learn a bit from those more experienced in PE (I'm hoping so anyway!)
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, September 2, 2004 8:26 PM
awesome news guys! Revell just released two 1/6engine kits. one is a Ford 427 SOHC and a Chevy 350. im switching over to the cammer for this GB for sure, and who knows. i might do the 350, too. im only switching because ive always wanted to do an overhead cam eginne and it should be a little more readily available than the 283. later.
Jon
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Posted by fiasco on Wednesday, September 8, 2004 7:47 AM
Has anyone ever done a cutaway on a model, I'm thinking of doing it on the Bf109. I notice theres an article on it in FSM this month, but the mag comes out later in the month in the UK so I've not read it yet.
I'm just wondering if itll be beyond my ability, or should I give it a try anyway? Hmmmm...
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Posted by nicholma on Friday, September 10, 2004 6:46 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by fiasco

Has anyone ever done a cutaway on a model, I'm thinking of doing it on the Bf109. I notice theres an article on it in FSM this month, but the mag comes out later in the month in the UK so I've not read it yet.
I'm just wondering if itll be beyond my ability, or should I give it a try anyway? Hmmmm...


Give it a try I say. I've read the article a couple of times and it looks to me as though its all in the planning and research to ensure you have enough information. I think time lines have to go out the window too as it would be too easy to short cut. But like you I'm very tempted and this is just the place to do it as you'll get heaps of encouragement and help
Kia ora, Mark "Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas"
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Posted by zokissima on Friday, September 10, 2004 8:55 AM
The commonwealth GB is going to start shortly. I will be going ahead with my CHally 2. I can get references online, and I will use the recent issue of Tamiya Model Mag as a guide, as I can work from some of the details I see from there. I've attempted to find update sets, but all I found was one from Accurate Armour, and that is a little too pricey for me, so I will be replacing as many parts as I can with scratchbuilt ones.
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Posted by fiasco on Friday, September 10, 2004 11:26 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by zokissima

I will be going ahead with my CHally 2. I can get references online, and I will use the recent issue of Tamiya Model Mag as a guide, as I can work from some of the details I see from there.


AFV Modeller magazine did an extreme detail walkround feature on the Chally 2 in issue 17. Well worth a look!
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Posted by zokissima on Tuesday, September 14, 2004 11:02 AM
Thanks for the heads up. Unfortunately, since this month is turning out to be a lot busier with school and work that I thought, I'm going to have to drop out of this GB. Sorry guys, and I hope the rest of you have fun with it.
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Posted by fiasco on Wednesday, September 15, 2004 3:56 AM
No problem. If things quieten down later in the year feel free to come back! Thanks for posting
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Posted by fiasco on Friday, September 17, 2004 1:25 PM
I've just managed to get hold of a copy of this months fsm. The cutaway 109 is truely amazing. I think I shall be a bit less adventurous and just have a go at exposing the cockpit area....hmmmmWink [;)]
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Posted by fiasco on Monday, October 11, 2004 3:34 AM
Hi folks,
Only a few weeks to go until this GB starts. To join this GB you don't have to do anything really fancy. Its a place to learn those scratchbuild techniques and share them with others.
Feel free to get on board!
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Posted by fiasco on Tuesday, November 9, 2004 11:36 AM
This GB has now started. I've got quite a busy schedule til the end of Nov so I'll update when I can.
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Posted by djmodels1999 on Tuesday, November 9, 2004 11:48 AM
I forgot about this GB..! Gosh, so many GBs so little time! Good thing my IS-3 has been started 6 years ago.. LOL..! I'll be re-starting it after Mad Allied Day this week end. It is a Mad hobby!
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Posted by fiasco on Tuesday, November 9, 2004 1:14 PM
I know the feeling! I started an EE Lightning back in August thinking I'd get it built and out of the way before this GB starts. Now its November and its still primer grey!!! Where did September and October go?
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Posted by djmodels1999 on Tuesday, November 9, 2004 3:17 PM
Who knows!!
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