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Weekend GB: See You Next Year!

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Posted by lostagain on Saturday, November 19, 2016 3:56 PM

 Lewbud,

I think the last photo is the one to use.

Thanks again for a good fun GB

 

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Posted by taxtp on Sunday, November 20, 2016 7:17 AM

In the end I couldn't get back to this until 10.30pm tonight, so it was almost a lost day, then a mad scramble. It's just about done, I need to paint the badge on the beret and the shoulder indignia, and I think a flat coat would help.

I hope I can get that done before work tomorrow.

Hope you like it.

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by taxtp on Sunday, November 20, 2016 2:07 PM

OK, I've made it with about 90 minutes to spare.After the late night last couple of niges, I was up very early this morning to finish it off.

So here it is, British Commando Officer, 1943. I'll work out what I'm doing with a base later on.

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by lewbud on Monday, November 21, 2016 7:39 AM

Well done Tony!Toast Which pic would you like for the front page?  I'll be taking my first shot this weekend.  Kit will be Hobby Boss's 1/72 F-5E Tiger.  Markings will be Patrouille Suisse, stolen from the Italeri kit.

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Posted by taxtp on Monday, November 21, 2016 3:05 PM

I think the frontal pic will be fine Lewbud. I'd like to see that kit, as I have an interest in F-5s, but that is a complex scheme to achieve in a weekend. Good luck with it.

At this stage I can't confirm again for next weekend yet, but if I can I think I'll paint up a figure of a Chindit from the same series as the Commando.

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by lewbud on Monday, November 21, 2016 3:58 PM

The frontal pic it is.  The Patrouille Suisse scheme stripes are decals, so I'm hoping they fit.  The white cross on the red underside is comprised of decals.  I'm thinking of masking that area before I shoot the red.  Don't know how opaque the decals are.  If you can make it, look forward to your build this weekend.

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Posted by lewbud on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 4:34 PM

Frontpage updated. Anyone besides me building this weekend?

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 5:24 PM

Yep, I  will be. Probably start Saturday morning.

Steve

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Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 5:37 PM
I'll say I'm in Lewbud. I think I'll go with the Chindit as I mentioned earlier, rather than a Spitfire. Cheers Tony

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Posted by lewbud on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 5:48 PM

Got it Tony.  

Modelcrazy, will you be building the Lee?

Lostagain, I don't think I told you thanks for joining in.  This will be going on for a few more weeks, join in again if you can.

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Posted by Eagle90 on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 6:10 PM

I'm geared up and ready to go.  Will probably start late afternoon on Friday (to make it an official weekend kickoff).  Going with the PM Lippisch P.13a.  Will probably throw in a Ta-183 that I'm doing for the 1946 GB (which I'll start both at the same time).  Love doing these weekend ones!

Eagle90

 

 

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Posted by Caveman on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 6:26 PM

I should be good to start sometime Friday evening.  Put me down for a 1/48 Academy Mig-21.  Not sure of the markings yet but I will keep you posted.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 6:42 PM
Yes, the Lee.

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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Posted by lewbud on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 7:49 PM

Gentlemen, the front page is updated. I look forward to your builds.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, November 24, 2016 4:02 PM

Lewbud,

I need to change my entry to the 1/72 Trumpeter Sturmtiger. I was going to pull the Lee from the stash and couldn't find it. I had 5 other 1/72 armor kits I couldn't decide on one so my wife pulled the Sturmtiger from the hat.

I will likely start tomorrow afternoon.

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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Posted by lewbud on Thursday, November 24, 2016 5:17 PM

Got it Modelcrazy.  Front page updated.

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Posted by taxtp on Thursday, November 24, 2016 5:22 PM

For my 54mm Chindit, I've googled up some references, and bought some paint. I should be ready to roll this evening. Last weekend I didn't start until Saturday, which added some pressure, which I had to cover by missing some sleep to get it done. This weekend, the plan is to at least get it primed by bedtime Friday night, and let that dry over night before commencing painting and detailing on Saturday.

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by VanceCrozier on Thursday, November 24, 2016 5:33 PM

These always impress me. The last weekend GB I took part in, took me the better part of 3 weeks iirc.  Hmm

On the bench: Airfix 1/72 Wildcat; Airfix 1/72 Vampire T11; Airfix 1/72 Fouga Magister

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Posted by lewbud on Thursday, November 24, 2016 7:01 PM

Come join in the fun Vance, you can do this!

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Posted by taxtp on Friday, November 25, 2016 4:55 AM

Errr.... Stardate 9.20pm Friday

Here's the start photo:

You can see the best reference picture you're ever likely to come across:

And out of the packaging after many years...

Most of the preparation work will be to hollow out the shorts...not sure that sounds right !

Cheers

Tony

 

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Posted by taxtp on Friday, November 25, 2016 6:51 AM

Last update for the night. I've just given it a coat of Tamiya Fine White Primer in the garage. I found it very difficult to gouge out the shorts even with a motor tool, but there is some depression there, at least. Otherwise all the cleanup is done, the arm is superglued to the torso, and the seam filled with putty then wiped off whilst still moist. All of the oxidation on the surface has been removed with a wire brush.

More tomorrow. Good luck to everyone starting soon.

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by taxtp on Friday, November 25, 2016 3:58 PM

Back to it this morning. I forgot to take a photo of it primed, so we'll have to skip that. Here it is with the uniform base coated with several shades of light khaki, mixed from an old old can of Humbrol HM7 Khaki Drill and 34 Matt White. The boots are (still wet) Tamiya dark grey in preparation for an eventual dusty, well used black. I'll proceed with base coating the primed areas then let it dry for a few hours.

Cheers

Tony

  

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Posted by taxtp on Friday, November 25, 2016 6:59 PM

Midday, Saturday update. I've finished the base coat. I'll let it dry for an hour or two whilst I get away from the bench for a while. I think I'm on schedule so far.

The next steps are to apply an oil paint wash of Raw Umber and Burnt Sienna to the flesh areas, and an acrylic wash of very dark brown to the uniform.

Cheers

Tony

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, November 25, 2016 8:45 PM

Ok, I started mine at 6:00 PM. Got a late start due the the wife wanting to put up lights and the tree today. I will be recording a YouTube video of this build so getting done within 48 hours will bw a push, but I'll give all I got.

Steve

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, November 25, 2016 11:34 PM

OK, 10:28 PM, just trust me, and I think I'm done for the night. It's going together very well and quickly. The longest time will be the painting and weathering.

Here it is so far and I'll resume tomorrow morning.

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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Posted by lewbud on Friday, November 25, 2016 11:45 PM

Started a lot later than expected.  I was going to build the Hobby Boss F-5E Tiger by itself. But I noticed that the Italeri kit is very similar, so I'm going to try to build them both (in fact, I've read that the HB kit is a recessed panel knockoff of the Italeri, while there are similarities, they are two different kits.). The Italeri is the white plastic, the HB is the grey.

About an hour in, I've got a couple hunks of plastic that are beginning to look like aircraft.

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Posted by lewbud on Friday, November 25, 2016 11:55 PM

Looking good Tony!  I really should get back to painting figures.

Modelcrazy, good start.  Can't wait to see it come together.

Anyone else building tonight?

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Posted by Eagle90 on Saturday, November 26, 2016 9:40 AM

Hey everyone!  Well, I got started last night around 8:15 PM.  Here are my first pics of the build.  As with all the PM kits, there is not much to it and the fit is, well, it's a PM kit.  Got the sub assemblies done and some pre-painting done.  Let dry and all last night and will do more today.  Will be painting the camo by tonight.  Enjoy!

Eagle90

 

 

 

 

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Posted by lewbud on Saturday, November 26, 2016 1:36 PM

Looking good Eagle!  

A little over 14 hours into the build, and I've got an airplane looking thingy almost ready for paint.  First, a view of the pits.  Both are very basic and sit deep within the fuselage.  

The Italeri cockpit:

The tub for the Italeri kit has better detail, including a throttle quadrant.  The instructions say there are decals for the pit, I couldn't find them.  The ejection seat is a two piece affair that is split down the middle. The instrument panel is an earlier type, but at least it has rudder pedals.  Some pics.

The Hobby Boss pit.

I was able to use the decals on the HB pit. Shaved the consoles smooth, then applied the decals.  I wish I had done that with the instrument panel, I couldn't get them to snuggle down, and ended up painting the panel flat black.  The ejection seat is a three piece affair, but doesn't look like any I've ever seen.  A pic.

 Now for a pic of the Italeri.  Just need to do some sanding and she's ready for primer.

Just got to mask the canopy and she'll be ready for paint.

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Posted by taxtp on Saturday, November 26, 2016 6:17 PM

BRave effort t otake on that kit in a weekend, Eagle, I hope its going well and you're enjoying the challenge.

Lewbud, your comparison is an ongoing reference for me as I have a 'project' planned to build 4 more F-5s perhaps next year. Great effort so far.

I put in the hard yards on mine last night, with another late one, so it's mostly done with just a bit more work to go.

Cheers

Tony

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

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