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  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Friday, March 16, 2018 8:21 PM

Well I was pretty happy with the pace I was keeping and then I started my chemo treatments.  It really takes it out of you Ick!.  But it is what it is.  I finally finished the paint, even though I had to go back and fix it a couple of times.  Nothing to fancy, just mottles of RLM 75 over RLM 76.

On my bench: Academy 1/35 UH-60L Black Hawk

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, March 16, 2018 9:52 PM

Oh that looks sweet! I LOVE it! 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by silentbob33 on Saturday, March 17, 2018 5:35 PM
Thanks Stik!

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Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, March 18, 2018 7:38 AM

Nice work silentbob. I'll keep the prayers coming for your full recovery!

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Posted by silentbob33 on Sunday, March 18, 2018 9:04 AM
Thanks! If everything goes according to plan I'll be done with chemo in early June.

On my bench: Academy 1/35 UH-60L Black Hawk

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  • From: Nashville, TN area
Posted by bobbaily on Sunday, March 18, 2018 6:09 PM

Hey all-been watching all along-great work being posted.

Finally getting started on the two builds I signed up for-I'm just glad that the Weekend Madness GB came along or I'd be swimming with the little fishes....

Anyway, I've fought with the AMT Fiat-just couldn't get the paint to be what I wanted-finally decided to go the route of 'old barn find that is being restored...'or something like that:

Going to step away for a bit on this one-need to finish the next one up for the RAF GB-the AMTech P-40E.

This kit is a bit more challenging than the last AMTech P-40e I built-the tail plug is a better match but the plastic is very soft & the detail just doesn't seem as sharp.  This kit came from a eBay seller-3 kits in plastic, no box 'at an offer I couldn't refuse'.  I've always wondered if he didn't have the tools and was making kits himself....ok, enough whining.

Need to pickup some paint but I hope to have most of the painting done by the weekend.

Bob

 

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Posted by silentbob33 on Saturday, March 24, 2018 1:02 PM

The pit looks really nice on that Bob.

I managed to get all the decals on.  They are a mix of decals from the kit and the spare decal stash.  I figure since the night fighter version never went into production I could put whatever markings on it.

On my bench: Academy 1/35 UH-60L Black Hawk

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Posted by bobbaily on Saturday, March 24, 2018 6:14 PM

Silentbob-very nice work on the Do-335-making a great looking model indeed.

Bob

 

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Posted by bobbaily on Sunday, March 25, 2018 5:11 PM

Some progress this weekend-

Cheated and used pre-cut mask-and after review, they are a different pattern than the decals call out-I'm going to go with what I've got at this point

Bob

 

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Posted by silentbob33 on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 1:43 PM

Paint job looks pretty good to me Bob!

First kit is done, the Monogram Do335 night fighter.  Now to get started on that F/A-18...

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Posted by bobbaily on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 6:38 PM

Thanks Bob-and I must say you've done an outstanding job on your Do335-very impressive finish.

Bob

 

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Posted by silentbob33 on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 6:48 PM

Thanks!

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Posted by Lodni Kranazon on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 7:48 PM
Hello all! I don't know the exact date that I was supposed to finish but I'm a really slow builder. Any chance of an extention? Not sure what my last post was but I am on my second round of seam fixing - the bird is together and most of the other parts are primed. If not I understand.

[Admiring Starbuck's space fighter] Cassiopeia: It's a perfect machine! Born to dance amongst the stars! Starbuck: Yeah, it's bumping into them that has me worried.

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Posted by MKelley on Thursday, March 29, 2018 4:50 PM

Since I am down to the last couple of days I thought I should post the finished product. Here is my B-24 as a PB4Y-1. The markings are imaginary. I could not find any in 1/48th that were of an actual PB4Y-1. So I used my spare declas and came as close as I could.

 

I always liked the gray over white camo.

The tractor is from the kit and the trailer is from the B-17 kit. The depth charges are modified 500 lb bombs. The ring is a .40 caliber casing cut down and slid over the bomb fins.

Here is rear turret machine guns

 I added a radome to the kit based some information that I found on line

Here is another view

Here is the M-4 I built and have already shown. I was asked to show a better focused picuture

Hopefully these two fulfill my obligations to the family. Thanks for taking the time to look at these.

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Posted by Lodni Kranazon on Thursday, March 29, 2018 10:51 PM
Very nice!

[Admiring Starbuck's space fighter] Cassiopeia: It's a perfect machine! Born to dance amongst the stars! Starbuck: Yeah, it's bumping into them that has me worried.

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, March 30, 2018 12:52 AM

That PB is really well done. 

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by silentbob33 on Friday, March 30, 2018 9:24 AM
I agree, I really like how the PB turned out

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, March 30, 2018 1:21 PM

Lodni Kranazon
Hello all! I don't know the exact date that I was supposed to finish but I'm a really slow builder. Any chance of an extention? Not sure what my last post was but I am on my second round of seam fixing - the bird is together and most of the other parts are primed. If not I understand.
 

Lodni, the six month timeframe is done on the honor system. I do not keep track of exact start dates, and do not have the free time to go back and determine that. But slow building in and of itself is not cause for an extension for this GB, as since the original. To keep that tradition alive I will not deviate on that. If there are medical or or other life issues to cause the delay, we can talk by pm.

MK, that is a super job on your PB4Y! The Atlantic ASW scheme is very attractive. And I do like your depth bombs! Super work on those conversions. I take it that you don’t reload your .40 brass?

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: Coldwater, Mich
Posted by MKelley on Friday, March 30, 2018 5:44 PM

I have a 20mm ammo box ful of .40 cal. brass. I figured I could sacrifice a few rounds. 

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Posted by MKelley on Friday, March 30, 2018 6:25 PM

Ok, gentlemen I just took the time to go through the entire MM IV thread. The quality of work here is outstanding. Considering that a lot these are from molds that are 40 or more years in age. I know that a lot of people do not like these because they are not a shake the box and they fall together. I like them because they look right when they are done and with a little work they are as good as most of the other ones on the market for a heck of a lot more money. Keep up the great work all of youse guys! Thanks for letting me participate.

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, March 30, 2018 7:23 PM

Short quiz, MKelley's fault.

Everybody knows the PBY.

This model is the PB4Y-1, as compared to the PB4Y-2 Privateer.

What came between the Cat and the Liberator?

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by MKelley on Friday, March 30, 2018 8:25 PM

That would be the PB2Y Coronado. No, I did not know had to Google it.

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Posted by silentbob33 on Sunday, April 1, 2018 1:57 PM

Have a decent start on my second entry, the 1/48 F/A-18A.  This is the "Hi-Tech" kit with a small sheet of PE in the box.  I won't be using the ladder, as I've read it's incredibly fiddly.  I'm also going to make a few modifications to the exterior to update it to a F/A-18C.  The cockpit is done and ready to go into the fuselage.  I'm going to keep the ejection seat out until after painting for ease of masking.

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Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, April 7, 2018 11:25 AM

Mkelly,   great looking liberator! Been wanting to build the same scheme with the old revell 72nd scale kit !

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Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, April 7, 2018 11:29 AM

MKelley

Ok, gentlemen I just took the time to go through the entire MM IV thread. The quality of work here is outstanding. Considering that a lot these are from molds that are 40 or more years in age. I know that a lot of people do not like these because they are not a shake the box and they fall together. I like them because they look right when they are done and with a little work they are as good as most of the other ones on the market for a heck of a lot more money. Keep up the great work all of youse guys! Thanks for letting me participate.

 

These kits are what I call 'skill builders'. I also like there low parts count. Most of all, for me,  building a kit that I remember from my youth provides a special kind of enjoyment.

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Posted by Tal Afar Dave on Sunday, April 8, 2018 1:33 PM

Gentlemen and Lady,

I've been watching everyone's terrific builds going on, and am especially impressed with Silent Bob's Arrow; completed while undergoing chemotherapy.  Well done, sir!!  With that in mind, I'd like to join the build for the home stretch.  I would like to build the 1/72nd scale Dornier Do 17Z "Flying Pencil," and the 1/48th scale F-5E Freedom Fighter.  Both of these kits are unstarted, and photographed within the last few days.

Here's the Dornier:

And here's the F5E:

 

There may be a few extra Monogram kits in there, just in case.......So, Don Stick, whaddaya say?  Can I get a piece of this action??  I know da rules and your expectashuns... I await your decishun, Boss.

2022 New Year's Resolution:  Enter 1 group build and COMPLETE a build this year!!  Why Photobucket did you rob me of my one Group Build Badge???  Must be part of the strong anti-Monogram cartel!!!

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Posted by silentbob33 on Sunday, April 8, 2018 3:28 PM
Thank you very much Dave! There are a couple things I could have done better on with it, but overall I'm very happy with it. Looking forward to seeing your builds as well, that is if the Don approves...

On my bench: Academy 1/35 UH-60L Black Hawk

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Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, April 8, 2018 8:20 PM

F-18 is looking good SB. Nice work on stripes on those ejection handles!

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Posted by silentbob33 on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 1:01 PM
Thanks! I used a very fine point pen for them. One of the meds they have me on sometimes causes my hands to shake so I didn't trust myself to paint them. I'll probably do it this way for all my future builds

On my bench: Academy 1/35 UH-60L Black Hawk

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Posted by Tal Afar Dave on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 7:54 PM

That looks like a great technique, Silent Bob!  Will have to try that myself as I can NEVER get those tiny stripes to look right!  I've actually started work on my two builds....not much to show, but I got the interior put together, which consists of an instrument panel, pilot's seat with floor pan, and several seats for the crew.  I'd forgoten how tiny things were in 1/72nd scale!  My eyesight has certainly gone south!!

A simple, basic kit, the Dornier is still holding its form well, and looks pretty good taped up for a fit test.

Great work all the way around everyone; your work has inspired me to build again after a lengthy break.

TAD

2022 New Year's Resolution:  Enter 1 group build and COMPLETE a build this year!!  Why Photobucket did you rob me of my one Group Build Badge???  Must be part of the strong anti-Monogram cartel!!!

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