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Weekend GB: See You Next Year!

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Posted by lewbud on Sunday, December 4, 2016 12:17 PM

How's it going guys?

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Posted by Caveman on Sunday, December 4, 2016 1:37 PM

Well, 13 hours to go and I should finish easily.  Photobucket is not working at all so I can't post pics right now.  Need to find a better way.  Will update when I can.

 

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Posted by scottrc on Sunday, December 4, 2016 8:58 PM

Here are some pics from earlier today.  I seem to pick the worse kits in my stash build.  I didn't know this was more of a dime store toy than a model.  It had nothing for details and what it did have were just blobs of plastic.  No alignment pins and the fit was non-existant. So I built it as basic as you can get. Of coarse I didn't realize how poor this kit after spending two hours drillling out the 700 some holes in the dive brakes.   Here is the model after prime and putting on the Intermediate Blue.

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Posted by scottrc on Sunday, December 4, 2016 9:00 PM

Now comes the dark sea blue.  I did the tri color since this was suppose to be an SBD-5. The kit was also minus decals so I got some from my stash.

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Posted by scottrc on Sunday, December 4, 2016 9:04 PM

It is now 9pm and I am offically done.  Not the best job, then again, I want to keep my sanity, and I had fun building a kit designed for an 8 year, like an 8 year old.

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Posted by taxtp on Sunday, December 4, 2016 9:31 PM

Good effort Scott. That's far better than condemning that kit to landfill. I thought it was brave of you to take it on in the first place. I think "recent, but simple" is a decent way to select a kit for this.

Lewbud, I may be in the running for a third attempt, but it could be a mid week 'weekend'. I'll let you know if I can get my head around it.

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by Caveman on Sunday, December 4, 2016 9:49 PM

Finally!  I can hopefully get Photobucket to co operate.  Got some catching up to do here.

 

There are a few progress pics.  I will post the final pics in a few hours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Caveman on Sunday, December 4, 2016 11:55 PM

Calling it done.  A few hours to spare even.  Definately had enough of this kit.  Too many problems to list but glad it is finished.  I will post a better pic tomorrow when I have better light.   I wonder what ever happend to that police car?

Until tomorrow.......

 

 

 

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Posted by lewbud on Monday, December 5, 2016 7:31 AM

Well done Scottrc and Caveman!  Which pics would you like for the Wall of Fame?

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Posted by scottrc on Monday, December 5, 2016 11:54 AM

Thanks Tax,

Caveman, that was a lot of parts to come together in a short time.  Great job.

Leewbud, put the second pic up.   

Scott

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Posted by dwsrazor on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 12:21 AM

Some great work here guys.  I just might have to set some time aside and get in on this. 

I haven't been on this forum for a long awhile but some of you might remember me.  Can't remember my login so opened a new account.  Used to be razordws.

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Posted by lewbud on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 7:39 PM

Hall of Fame is updated gents.  Razor, welcome back to the forums.  I'm planning another shot this weekend.  Tony, go for it. Razor, if you want in, there's only a couple of weekends left.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by dwsrazor on Thursday, December 8, 2016 1:55 PM

Thanks lewbud.  I will likely fire it up this weekend with a 1/72 Revell Cromwell MK. IV.  Haven't done a speed build for awhile so want to keep it simple.  I will probably start late friday night.

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Posted by dwsrazor on Friday, December 9, 2016 12:56 PM

I'm off work today so decided to get an early start.

Discovered the upper hull had a slight warp so taking a little break until the glue sets.  This is about 10:30

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Posted by lewbud on Saturday, December 10, 2016 12:41 AM

Looking good Razor, keep it up!  Got a rather late start on mine.  Picked the venerable Monogram  1/72 F8F Bearcat.  Markings will be of an aircraft stationed at Naval Ordinance Test Station Inyokern (China Lake) CA in 1950.  This aircraft was used in testing the 5 inch HVAR rocket.  Paint scheme will be overall glossy Sea Blue with Chrome Yellow wings with glossy Sea Blue ailerons and tips.  Markings by Starfighter Decals. Will post pics when pic worthy.

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Posted by lewbud on Saturday, December 10, 2016 12:48 AM

Proof of life pic.

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Posted by dwsrazor on Saturday, December 10, 2016 2:36 AM

Nice vintage kit lewud.  Yes

Despite a little more running around today than I expected I still got lots done.  A little after midnight here and I have most of it assembled and painted.  Just the link and length track and fenders to go and then decals and weathering.  Here's a quick phone camera shot of where I am at.  Colors are way off from the fluorescent lighting.

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Posted by dwsrazor on Saturday, December 10, 2016 2:30 PM

Uploaded some better photos from last night and a photo from this morning after applying a wash.  Used oil based paints for the wash.  hope it dries in time. 

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Posted by lewbud on Sunday, December 11, 2016 2:58 AM

Thought I'd do an update since I'm past the halfway point.  With twenty-one hours to go, I have something that looks like an airplane.  I'd love to say that I've been slaving away for the past twenty-seven hours, by I haven't.  I've gone to the local shop to pickup supplies, came home worked a bit, watched a movie while paint dried, wrapped presents for my club's Christmas gift exchange, went to the party, came home took a brief nap, and got to the point I'm at now. The list of Saturday's events is why I chose this kit, I knew I could lose 4-6 hours and still have a good shot at finishing in time. Now for some pics.  

The cockpit is installed.

We now have something that looks like an airplane.  There's a nasty seam under all that putty. I'm hoping that when I wake up, it will be ready to sand.

First color shot.  Wheels and landing gear are now glossy Sea Blue.  The color for the wings will be yellow.  I know the gear was usually painted the same as the underside, but I want something to break up all that yellow.

That's all for now, see y'all in the morning

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by dwsrazor on Sunday, December 11, 2016 10:43 AM

Keep it coming lewbud!

 

Done!  Woke up in time this morning to put on a dust coat and a flat finish.

 

Thanks for letting me jump in late lewbud.  I've missed these weekend builds!

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Posted by lewbud on Monday, December 12, 2016 12:25 AM

The Gromwell like great Razor!  Congratulations! Which pic would you like for the Wall of Fame?  For me, the Bearcat didn't make it.  There were no construction problems, just paint problems.  I'll used to working with flats, I forgot that gloss paints take a loooooong time to dry.  It took  eight hours for the top of the wings to be dry to the touch.  Shot the secondcoat for the top of the wings about 2:30 and that's where was until about 10:45 when I was finally able to flip her over and start on the bottom.  Had to throw the gear doors in the purple lake.  Should have her done by the end of the week.  Unless anyone has any objections, next weekend will be the last weekend.

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Posted by dwsrazor on Monday, December 12, 2016 10:52 PM

Thanks lewbud.  The first photo works for me.  Good luck with your Bearcat.

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Posted by taxtp on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 8:01 PM

Great effort on these builds guys. Getting a car done in a weekend is outstanding. The aircraft and Cromwell are really good too.

Dave - it's good to see you back on here, I haven't seen you for a while.

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by pyrman64 on Saturday, December 17, 2016 12:15 AM

I'm starting the 1997 Ford CVPI.  I'm REALLY hating PhotoBucket now - it used to never be this difficult to get pics uploaded. I spent (wasted) the past 90min uploading one pic. Bang HeadAngry

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 pyrman64 on Saturday, December 17, 2016 1:15 AM

ok, I took a break from uploading the first pic and painted the body. Black is slimming, ya know. Wink Sorry for the crappy pic.

 

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 dwsrazor on Saturday, December 17, 2016 2:55 AM

Good start Greg!  Keep it coming. Propeller

 

Tony, thanks for the welcome back.  I missed these weekend builds.

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Posted by lewbud on Saturday, December 17, 2016 10:33 AM

Looking good Greg!  Keep at it!Yes

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Posted by lewbud on Sunday, December 18, 2016 10:05 AM

How is it going Greg?

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Posted by pyrman64 on Sunday, December 18, 2016 10:12 AM

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 pyrman64 on Monday, December 19, 2016 12:18 AM

I'm calling it completed.  I'll probably be replacing the front axle as it was bent in the process of putting n the second wheel.  I'll aslo replace the clear window part as I tried a product called "NITE-SHADE" from VHT and it didn't turn out as I hoped. The Cleveland PD decals are from Pursuit Plastics and the POLICE decals are from Chimneyville. It's definitely not my best work but for a 48-hr build, it's tolerable.

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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