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Secret Santa GB 22/23

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 3:29 PM

Wow that is one good looking bird. Great work and the scheme could not have been easy but it looks sooooo good. I am totally impressed with this one. Very nice work. Congrats on being the first one done. I will update the front page.

BK

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A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

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Posted by Glamdring on Friday, March 31, 2023 8:15 PM

Bravo Castelnuovo!  Now have fun making sure those whiskers stay attached!  Big Smile

Robert 

"I can't get ahead no matter how hard I try, I'm gettin' really good at barely gettin' by"

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Posted by castelnuovo on Saturday, April 1, 2023 9:20 PM

Thank you gentlemen Smile and thank you Brandon for hosting. As for SSGB 2024, it remains to be seen...

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, April 2, 2023 10:40 AM

castelnuovo
As for SSGB 2024, it remains to be seen...

I may change my mind by the time gets here. I'm just feeling burned out and the energy for this one just seems to have died. I'm sure It's something I have done or not done, I just haven't been able to put my finger on it and that frustates me. It kinda sucks the life right out of ya. Hopefully, I can get it figured out and continue. "it remains to be seen" indeed.

BK

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Posted by castelnuovo on Sunday, April 2, 2023 2:50 PM

I don't think it is something you have or have not done. I think when you put time and effort into something and then the participation is just not there it is dishearthening/demoralizing. I bet you would feel much more energized and feel appreciated if there would be more WIP updates, more participation etc. Just my thoughts.

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Posted by DiscoStu on Thursday, April 6, 2023 3:37 PM

As my WIP has been lacking due to a basement remodel, I am excited to say I just wrote the last *Gulp* check to my contractor, and now have a completed basement which includes a brand new work-shop for modeling.  I even took it so far as to add an Epoxy floor (like the ones used in garages).  Now the task is pulling all my tools, paints, and accessories out of storage.  I hope to break sprue on my P-51 within the week and join the GB in full.

"Ahh the Luftwaffe. The Washington Generals of the History Channel" -Homer Simpson

  

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, April 6, 2023 4:14 PM

DiscoStu

As my WIP has been lacking due to a basement remodel, I am excited to say I just wrote the last *Gulp* check to my contractor, and now have a completed basement which includes a brand new work-shop for modeling.  I even took it so far as to add an Epoxy floor (like the ones used in garages).  Now the task is pulling all my tools, paints, and accessories out of storage.  I hope to break sprue on my P-51 within the week and join the GB in full.

 

I know exactly how you feel about getting that new room up and running. I absolutely love mine. We are all looking forward to seeing your gift come to life. Glad to see you have reached a conclusion of all the work. You will be in heaven building now.

BK

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Posted by Dodgy on Saturday, April 8, 2023 10:19 PM

Hi all. Castelnuovo that 219 is awesome. Top work mate!

I have finished assembly of the tracks for the Tiger. This afternoon I hope to fit and paint them. Have also started on the Zero, but it's such a good quality kit that I'm frightened of stuffing it up.

Dodgy

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, April 9, 2023 3:13 PM

Dodgy

Hi all. Castelnuovo that 219 is awesome. Top work mate!

I have finished assembly of the tracks for the Tiger. This afternoon I hope to fit and paint them. Have also started on the Zero, but it's such a good quality kit that I'm frightened of stuffing it up.

Dodgy

 

I've seen your work. You won't stuff it up. It's gonna be a gem. I can't wait to see them both.

BK

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Posted by DiscoStu on Friday, April 28, 2023 2:11 PM

I'm finally back up and running and have some pics of my P-51 ready to share:

 P-51 by Stu George, on Flickr

 P-51 by Stu George, on Flickr

 P-51 by Stu George, on Flickr

 Untitled by Stu George, on Flickr

 Untitled by Stu George, on Flickr

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Posted by Glamdring on Monday, May 1, 2023 9:17 PM

Wow!  That looks great Stu!

Robert 

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, May 2, 2023 9:48 AM

DiscoStu

I'm finally back up and running and have some pics of my P-51 ready to share:

 P-51 by Stu George, on Flickr

 P-51 by Stu George, on Flickr

 P-51 by Stu George, on Flickr

 Untitled by Stu George, on Flickr

 Untitled by Stu George, on Flickr

 

Stu, that pit looks gorgeous! The wood floor is amazing, well done. Superb work as usual. Nice to see you up and running. I'll bet it feels really good to be back at the bench.

BK

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Posted by DiscoStu on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 12:49 PM

Thank you!  It really is good to be back.  Hard to keep it just one kit at a time.

 

"Ahh the Luftwaffe. The Washington Generals of the History Channel" -Homer Simpson

  

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, May 11, 2023 9:01 PM

Wow, I can tell you've put some serious time in on that pit! 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, May 11, 2023 10:41 PM

Cracked open the awesome gift.  

 

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, May 12, 2023 10:37 AM

keavdog

Cracked open the awesome gift.  

 

 

 

That's a cool looking aircraft. It kinda reminds me of the shape of the watercraft that looks like a shark and can dive and breach.

BK

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, May 13, 2023 4:52 PM

That should be a nice quick build.

Chad

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At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

On deck: Who knows!

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Friday, May 19, 2023 7:54 PM

Made progress on my Polikarpov now that summer is basically here. 


Scratchbuilt seatbelts with tin foil and used a small bit of wire for the frame to attach two of 'em to. 

Working towards getting her airbrush ready!

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, May 20, 2023 4:43 PM

John 3:16 KJV

Made progress on my Polikarpov now that summer is basically here. 


Scratchbuilt seatbelts with tin foil and used a small bit of wire for the frame to attach two of 'em to. 

Working towards getting her airbrush ready!

 

I always wanted to build one of these, they are so cute. Apparently they were a pretty decent little fighter too. Love the work and those seat belts are awesome. Keep it coming.

On the bench:

A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, May 20, 2023 4:49 PM

What a neat little fighter!  They were quite the scourge early on.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

On deck: Who knows!

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Thursday, May 25, 2023 9:19 AM

Thanks, guys. I've got some more pics to share with the bird painted. Unfortunately, PostImages wasn't working this morning; so, I'll just have to try again. Only have to throw on the wheels, canopy, bombs, and decals now for my I-16 to be technically done. 

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, May 25, 2023 10:50 AM

John 3:16 KJV

Thanks, guys. I've got some more pics to share with the bird painted. Unfortunately, PostImages wasn't working this morning; so, I'll just have to try again. Only have to throw on the wheels, canopy, bombs, and decals now for my I-16 to be technically done. 

 

I'm looking forward to seeing it. Kinda like waiting for Christmas morning. Fits the theme here.

BK

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Thursday, May 25, 2023 5:10 PM

Okay, here are the shots. The suspense is over! Neutral gray up top and a custom mixture of blue on the bottom. 

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 7:49 PM

Update: Decals and canopy on. Not calling her done quite yet, as I may put on some clear coats. 

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by castelnuovo on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 9:33 PM

That is one nice little airplane. Well done :-)

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 9:49 PM

Cool little bird. I keep looking at the one on skis

Thanks,

John

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, June 1, 2023 10:11 AM

John 3:16 KJV

Update: Decals and canopy on. Not calling her done quite yet, as I may put on some clear coats. 

 

WOW!! That is really good looking. I was expecting a nice little build, but this blows me away. Incredible work. I want more.

BK

On the bench:

A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

2024 Kits on deck / in process / completed   

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Posted by Glamdring on Saturday, June 3, 2023 11:09 AM

That is a nice project John.  No idea that plane even existed, but it makes for an interesting read.

Robert 

"I can't get ahead no matter how hard I try, I'm gettin' really good at barely gettin' by"

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Saturday, June 3, 2023 11:29 AM

Thank you, guys! I'm glad you like it. And, yes, the version on skis would be nice, especially in a diorama. Big Smile

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, June 3, 2023 8:26 PM

Back on the Hawk

Super fun little kit so far.  Nice cockpit decals right out of the box.  Pin wash, some minor detailing and a flat coat over the decals

 

Thanks,

John

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