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Weekend GB: See You Next Year!

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Posted by pyrman64 on Saturday, November 26, 2016 9:25 PM

Oops

Greg H

"There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell." Gen. Wm T. Sherman (11 April 1880, Columbus, Ohio)

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, November 26, 2016 11:48 PM
I’m done with the Sturmtiger. This was nice little kit that didn’t need too much work. I added the zimmerit using Mr. dissolved putty but other than that I didn’t do anything else.
I was done at 9:29, 27 ½ hours after I started.
Thanks for another fun one Lewbub.
  Ok, here are some better pics.
Steve

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Posted by taxtp on Sunday, November 27, 2016 6:08 AM

Nice job on the Sturmtiger MC. Here's my Chindit. I didn't get home til very late this evening so the photos are an hour late. I don't mind if it's a miss, I enjoyed it anyway.

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by scottrc on Sunday, November 27, 2016 9:24 AM

Since I have participated the last two years, and I am a huge Calvin fan and have to add this badge, I hope to particiapte the weekend of 12/3.  Since I am short on time, I will build a 1/72 Aoshima SBD Dauntless.  A very simple kit, but after the year I had, I can enjoy something simple.  Scott

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Posted by Eagle90 on Sunday, November 27, 2016 9:44 AM

Hey everyone, Wow!  Some great work being done!  And in a short period of time!  Great work! Next installment of pics.  Man what happened to Photobucket!  It's taking FOREVER to do anything on there and it drags my computer down to a crawl!

Assembly is done except for canopy and then it's time to paint.  Here is what she looks like now.

And here are some freebies for you.  I'm doing a Ta-183 for the 1946 GB.  Actually found another 183 I had started a long time ago!  So going to throw that one in too.  With a different scheme of course.

I've got until 8 tonight to finish her up, so stay tuned.

Eagle90

 

 

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Posted by lewbud on Sunday, November 27, 2016 11:32 AM

Scottrc, welcome aboard sir!Toast  Front page is updated.

Pyrman, no oopsing!  You've been teasing me with that Crown Vic for the last couple of years!

Tony, your word is good enough for me.  Congratulations on build #2.  Which pic would you like for the front page?  Did they happen to make the other guy in the picture?

Steve, nice work on the Sturmtiger!  Which pic would you like for the front page?  Post a link to the video when it's ready.

Eagle, nice work, keep it up!

Now for my adventures.  The Italeri is going swimmingly. Her canopy is masked, and she is covered in a really smooth coat of Tamiya gloss white paint.  

Her gear bays are painted.

In fact, about the only things not painted on the Italeri are the burner cans and tires (wheels are drying as I type this).  Now for the Hobby Boss.  To avoid being an exact copy of the Italeri only with recessed panel lines, they changed the parts breakdown somewhat.  One of these ways was by molding the wings separately.  While the fuselage halves go together well, the wings, not so much there was a big gap between the fuselage and lrx. So now I am waiting for it to cure so it can be sanded.  Both kits have problems with the fit of air intakes, the Hobby Boss more so.  I've got all of the ECM bumps on the HB.  Just need to mask the canopy and sand the putty smooth and she'll be ready for paint.  A pic of the Hobby Boss.

In moving things around, I made my first offering to the carpet monster. Somehow I lost the small nose gear bay door from the Italeri kit. Now off to the local shop for some paint and then some sustenance.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, November 27, 2016 11:39 AM

How about #6, the close up.

Steve

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Posted by taxtp on Sunday, November 27, 2016 4:37 PM
Great collection Eagle, that will be a grand achievement in a single weekend. Lewbud, nice work on the F-5s. Looking forward to these. Please use the frontal picture for mine. I just checked the Andrea Miniatures website, they didn't do any other Chindit figures, which is a shame, because that would have been a nice way to display them. Cheers Tony

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Posted by Eagle90 on Sunday, November 27, 2016 4:40 PM

Well, the paint colors are a bit closer then I thought they would be...but hey, it's a what if right?  LOL.

So here she is painted, and all I have left to do is put the decals on and set her on the trolly.  Should be done by 8. 

Eagle90

And here are the freebies.  ;)

 

 

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Posted by lewbud on Sunday, November 27, 2016 5:23 PM

Ok gents, the Wall of Fame is updated.  I've decided to concentrate on finishing the Italeri kit as she is the closest to being done.   Looking good Eagle, keep it up.

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Posted by Eagle90 on Sunday, November 27, 2016 6:50 PM

YEAH!  I'm finished!!!  Uhhhhh, but I can't load the bloody pics!!!!!!!!Angry  I'm working it now.  Hope to have them soon.  But, hey, I finished with about 10 minutes to spare.  LOL!  Pics coming soon.

Eagle90

 

 

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Posted by Eagle90 on Sunday, November 27, 2016 7:21 PM

O.K, They finally loaded to Photobucket.  Wow.  Gotta find a new place to put pics!

Anyway, Here she is!  The lighting in my house makes the pics look odd to me.  I have all LED lights, maybe thats what it is.  The trolly was a quick build too.  All very simple, but the painting was the fun part.  Like I said, the colors are a bit too close, but I think it works.  It's a night fighter, yeah, that's it, a night fighter.  LOL!  Wink

It will look great next to the other What if planes I have from PM.  Thanks again lewbud for hosting the Weekend GB!  Have a blast!  And everyone did an awesome job.  Really enjoyed watching the other builds!

Eagle90

 

 

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Posted by lewbud on Monday, November 28, 2016 12:31 AM

Well done Eagle!  Which pic would you like for the Wall of Fame?

Finished the Italeri kit with about 15 minutes to spare.  Time management is what normally gets me in this build, and it almost got me this time. But, I managed to persevere and get at least one finished.  The Tiger Meet scheme seemed to be fairly easy, but ended taking almost five hours nonstop to get done.  The decals are thin and grabby.  Once you put them on the model, they stay put and don't like to slide. I cut the longer decals into several pieces, but I am still not happy with the way they came out. Here are the pics.

Finally yellow.

Topside decals done.

Bottom's done.

Gear is done.

Sitting on her wheels.

Will keep working on the Hobby Boss. Will post pics when done.

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Posted by Eagle90 on Monday, November 28, 2016 6:59 AM

lewbud!  WOW!  What an awesome paint scheme!  Great work!

Thanks!  Which ever pic you think is best is cool with me.

Thanks again for hosting it!  Great fun!

Eagle90

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, November 28, 2016 8:57 AM

Wow LB, very sexy! The decals must have taken as long as the build. Is the orange on top painted or declas?

Steve

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Posted by lewbud on Monday, November 28, 2016 9:28 PM

Thanks guys.  Modelcrazy, the orange is part of the decals.

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Posted by lostagain on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 3:46 AM

Lewbud,

The tiger looks excellent, a great effort getting all the gloss layers to dry and all the decals on in a 48 hour period. The scheme is very attractive.

Tony,

Nice work on the figures. What scale does 54mm translate to ? Between the weekend and SoD GBs your stash must be disappearing rapidly!

MC,

really good finish on the Sturmtiger. I like the level of weathering. If it only took 28 hours, the Trumpeter kit must have gone together well.

Eagle,

The Lippisch looks very neat. It also looks tiny.How well did the PM kits go together? The Lippisch reminds me of the 'Family Guy' Star Wars spoof, Something  Something Something Dark Side - "Join the Empire, our ships are big triangles"

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Posted by Eagle90 on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 5:33 AM

Eagle,

The Lippisch looks very neat. It also looks tiny.How well did the PM kits go together? The Lippisch reminds me of the 'Family Guy' Star Wars spoof, Something  Something Something Dark Side - "Join the Empire, our ships are big triangles"

Hey Lostagain, The PM kits are VERY basic!  No cockpit detail at all.  No wheel well (if the aircraft has one) detail at all.  The fit is o.k. at best.  But they are fun subjects to do.  I have actually seen these kits sell for $15!!!!  Honestly, I paid $2 a piece when I got them all from a Squadron sale a long time ago.  And I would NOT pay any more then that for them.  LOL!  I guess it's because they are the only subject matter?   Maybe?  Either way, they are fun to put together.  Doesn't take long at all to do that.  Coming up with 'what if" camo schemes is part of the fun too.  LOL!  I thought the same about the plane!  It is a tiny little thing...can fit in the palm of your hand....with room to spare.  Kinda leans towards our DynaSoar aircraft too.  

Eagle90

 

 

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Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 12:52 AM

Great work on that PM kit Eagle, it's come up very well from it's basic origins.

That's a pretty F-5 Lewbud, I tried to do two Spitfires in one weekend last year for this GB, took me about a month to get over it. I've been contemplating whether to propose a Tiger Meet GB for next year. Any interest ?

Thanks for the compliment LostAgain. 54mm translates to 1/32. As I tend to like doing the older historical figures, pre 20th century, 54mm is more prevalent that 1/35, but I want to keep to a uniform scale even when doing more modern figures.

Cheers Tony

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Posted by Eagle90 on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 5:33 AM

Thanks Taxtp.  It is a very basic kit, but it gives the opportunity to work on detailing technques.  LOL!  Thanks.

 

Eagle90

 

 

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Posted by scottrc on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 10:16 AM

Kudos in the F5 Lewbud.  That was quite a paint and decal job for just 48 hours.  

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Posted by lewbud on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 1:36 PM

Thanks Tony and Scott.  I would be interested in the Tiger Meet GB.  I may join you this weekend Scott, if time allows.

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Posted by pyrman64 on Thursday, December 1, 2016 9:46 AM

lewbud
Pyrman, no oopsing!  You've been teasing me with that Crown Vic for the last couple of years!

Alrighty then!  Add me with the Lindberg 1/25 Ford Crown Vic SSP.  I have an open schedule this weekend. Stick out tongue

Greg H

"There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell." Gen. Wm T. Sherman (11 April 1880, Columbus, Ohio)

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Posted by lewbud on Thursday, December 1, 2016 1:22 PM

Alrighty then, I've added you to the front page!  Look forward to it.

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Posted by lewbud on Friday, December 2, 2016 10:47 AM

Ok, looks like we've got Scottrc and Pyrman to cheer on this weekend.  Anyone else? Caveman?

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Posted by Caveman on Friday, December 2, 2016 4:19 PM

I'm here.  I will start sometime Friday evening.  Was in the hospital last weekend so I missed out.  Great work thus far fellows and I look forward to some more!  So, barring any unforseen misfortunes with photobucket I will post some pics shortly. 

Good Luck everyone!

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Posted by Caveman on Saturday, December 3, 2016 12:45 AM

Well, I had the kit out and ready to go, but just not feeling the MiG at the moment.  Maybe next weekend.  Have to switch it up for this one.  I figure with a Ford SSP being built, why not build something for it to chase?  So, this weekend build will now be

Start time will be 1:30 AM Saturday.  Will post some progress pics in the morning.

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Posted by scottrc on Saturday, December 3, 2016 10:23 AM

I am getting off to a very late start.  I have a number of family things going on right now, but I also feel I need a break to do a quick build.  Here is my kit and the time I am starting. In reality, I have maybe 24 hours to work on it. 

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Posted by scottrc on Saturday, December 3, 2016 10:25 AM

One task at hand is to drill out the dive breaks.  About the only "detailing" I plan to do.

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Posted by lewbud on Saturday, December 3, 2016 2:59 PM

Oh my!  A P71 chasing a Fox body, yeehaa!  You got this Scott!

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