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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 12:05 PM

68GT

 

 
Gamera

 

I remember building this one when it came out.  I even used the iron on for the T-shirt.

 

Awesome!!! 

Picked it since I drive a 2000 Trans Am! 

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Posted by 68GT on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 12:03 PM

Gamera

I remember building this one when it came out.  I even used the iron on for the T-shirt.

On Ed's bench, ???

  

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 11:56 AM

Greg: So many great ideas for a name here, I'll probably throw up a couple of different badges so people can choose whatever they like best. 

I am thinking: 

'I am serious and don't call me Shirley'  with Leslie Nielson 

'Why so serious' with the Joker 

'Yolk's on you' with Humpty Dumpty

Just a few off the top of my head, we can come up with something better when we kick off in April. Anyone else have ideas we can toss them in too. 

 

Love that Hughes 500, you're very right, it's already almost an egg. I didn't even notice Hasegawa made one, now I want to pick up one of those and paint her up as T.C.'s chopper from Magnum P.I. 

 

GH: Sounds cool! I'll probably be doing the M5 Staurt 'Toon' tank since I have it already. 

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Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 11:51 AM

Well....just ordered out the Panther.  Now the wait beginsCoffee

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Posted by gregbale on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 8:55 AM

Gamera
Greg: If I go with it should I call it the Shirley GB???

I personally would be tempted to call it the 'I am serious...and don't call me Shirley' GB; though I cheerfully admit that name might be a little too cutesy/inside/obscure to be really useful.

It's funny...Googling through various kit possibilities online, I ran across one I'd never seen before: Hasegawa's version of a Loach/Hughes 500.

Oddly enough, the shape of the original is such that--other than the shortened tail-boom--you can hardly tell it's a caricature....

Greg

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, January 21, 2019 10:56 AM

Wayne: Those are cool! I've been working on the Sherman and yeah I was afraid I'd destroy the light guards cutting them off the sprue and cleaning them up. Thankfully by moving slowly they came out fine. 

I've been trying to sculpt a cartoony tank commander but I'm not too good at it. 

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Posted by waynec on Saturday, January 19, 2019 5:17 PM

GAMERA Thank you.

The TIGER 1, SHERMAN, KV-2 and KING TIGER were the first 4. Be careful painting because the fit is very tight. The TIGER had the tow cables molded on so it was a tedious paint job. i think it is mid range with rubber tires but newer TC hatch. Meng learned and the tow cables on the KING TIGER are separate pieces. i had to cya the track sag on 1 but the skirts hide it on 2. 

i found the Sherman the only annoying one because the sprue attachments are thick for the light guards. i have a second KV2 and going to try a winter white wash. decals can have some backing issues but that could be my not very good decal techniques.

in the states with a 40% coupon at HobbyLobby you can get them cheap though the selection is not great. They are nice to practice new techniques as they build nicely but are fast (except me, anal that i can be) and inexpensive.

i need some figures, especially some minions, for crew members.

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Posted by PFJN on Friday, January 18, 2019 8:52 PM

Gamera

PF: Oh wow, I didn't know the F-22 had a sub option. Stick out tongue

Greg: If I go with it should I call it the Shirley GB???

GH: Sounds like plan! 

I guess its like that moview "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow" where the hero had a P-40 that could both fly and maneuver under water Surprise

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, January 18, 2019 8:31 PM

PF: Oh wow, I didn't know the F-22 had a sub option. Stick out tongue

Greg: If I go with it should I call it the Shirley GB???

GH: Sounds like plan!

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Posted by PFJN on Friday, January 18, 2019 8:09 PM

Hi,

I'd be interested in joining in with either an F-22 or an Osprey if I can find one for sale. Stick out tongue

Whenever someone mentions egg planes it always reminds me of this You-Tube video...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FiB4qyi9n0

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Posted by gregbale on Friday, January 18, 2019 8:04 PM

Gamera
Or maybe the 'Shirley, you can't be serious group build'???

Oh, man, that's got my vote for sure!

Greg

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Posted by goldhammer on Friday, January 18, 2019 7:53 PM

The new Squadron flyer has the new Meng Panther, but low and behold not listed by either stock# Meng on the website. Lol.   I'll give it a week or so and try again.  Fluorescent pink for paint

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, January 18, 2019 7:31 PM

Hmmm, as Wayne said the 'Toon' tanks are sorta egg shaped so we could go with the egg motif here for them as well.

I'm thinking maybe Humpty-Dumpty as a badge???

 

Or maybe the 'Shirley, you can't be serious group build'???

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, January 18, 2019 7:29 PM

waynec

Bish

now you are just egging people on.

built SHERMAN, TIGER 1, KV-2, T-34, TIGER 2 PZ-IIIN and PZ-38 at wash and weather stage. the fit is very tight as in priming and painting before assemby just means scrapping off the paint. oh and block the axles and holes in the hull before painting.

 

Those look awesome Wayne!

I'm working on the Sherman, hope it comes out as well as yours!

 

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, January 18, 2019 7:28 PM

kensar

Just thinking out loud, what about an 'art car'?

 

 

 

If it's silly or crazy looking sure!!!

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Posted by Est.1961 on Friday, January 18, 2019 5:17 PM

Have to admit this is starting to grow on me. like the look of the Moebius Battlestar Galactica Viper Mk 2 and the ship models.

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Posted by Daddyman on Friday, January 18, 2019 4:16 PM

Real G
If the GB title has "Why so serious?" in it, it must have the Joker... if you are serious about it.

I thought the point was NOT to be serious. So instead of The Joker why not Gary Coleman from Different Strokes with that "What you talking about, Willis?" look. The "Why so serious" title would be a better fit for including all forms of caricature subjects.

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Posted by waynec on Friday, January 18, 2019 3:40 PM

Bish

now you are just egging people on.

built SHERMAN, TIGER 1, KV-2, T-34, TIGER 2 PZ-IIIN and PZ-38 at wash and weather stage. the fit is very tight as in priming and painting before assemby just means scrapping off the paint. oh and block the axles and holes in the hull before painting.

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Posted by Real G on Friday, January 18, 2019 3:16 PM

If the GB title has "Why so serious?" in it, it must have the Joker... if you are serious about it.  Surprise

https://flic.kr/p/srR4kf] [/url]Joker by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

These are what a socially well adjusted modelers look like after being shown an egg plane:

https://flic.kr/p/dMucwC] [/url]TDK vs T2 by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

And what a rivet counter looks like:

https://flic.kr/p/dMucqs] [/url]TDK-2 by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

So glad I got those 12" Hot Toys figures!  Stick out tongue

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Posted by kensar on Friday, January 18, 2019 3:09 PM

Just thinking out loud, what about an 'art car'?

 

 

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Posted by Real G on Friday, January 18, 2019 1:50 PM

“Scrambled Eggs GB”?

”Styrene Eggs and Spam GB”?

“I would not, could not with a Hasegawa.

I would not, could not with a Meng.

I would not, could not... oh what the heck, let’s do it!”

Egg-based puns?  You cannot ovoid it!

Taking cholesterol meds - now!

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Posted by Bish on Friday, January 18, 2019 1:39 PM

You do realise that this GB will be just full of egg based puns don't you.

If i had started one, i was planning on calling it Egg and Toons GB. Yours if you wnat it.

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Posted by Ted4321 on Friday, January 18, 2019 12:24 PM

Real G

It - beats - mine!

This must be acknowledged.  Most eggcellent indeed!  CRACKS me up. 

T e d

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Posted by Ted4321 on Friday, January 18, 2019 12:10 PM

Thanks for all the resources, guys.  I'll keep an eye out for the launch! 

T e d

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Posted by waynec on Friday, January 18, 2019 12:01 PM

i have every MENG toon tank, except the saame ones in pink, Uboat and Lexington, and some planes. i am in. i usually refer to tham as egg tanks.

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, January 18, 2019 11:51 AM

Great ideas for titles guys but since it's more than just egg planes I'm not sure I want to go with anything egg based- though I love 'The Yolk's on You Group Build' Big Smile

So far I really like Ted's 'Why So Serious' as a title- though do I have to use the Joker with it??? Stick out tongue

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, January 18, 2019 11:49 AM

Daddyman

 

 
Ted4321
Who are some of the manufacturers that produce these models?

 

Hey, Ted. I know that Meng and Hasegawa make the egg kits. There are tanks, planes, ships, etc. I think there are other manufacturers but can't think of them off the top of my head. The Meng kits are part of the World War Toons line. If you go to Scalemates and check for egg scale kits you'll get a whole list of kits.

 

Ted, Daddyman hit most of the high points. Fujimi makes a series of kits with different ships and Japanese subjects. Revell did a series of cars in the Deal's Wheels series but I think they've been out of production for years. 

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Posted by Daddyman on Friday, January 18, 2019 10:31 AM

Ted4321
Who are some of the manufacturers that produce these models?

Hey, Ted. I know that Meng and Hasegawa make the egg kits. There are tanks, planes, ships, etc. I think there are other manufacturers but can't think of them off the top of my head. The Meng kits are part of the World War Toons line. If you go to Scalemates and check for egg scale kits you'll get a whole list of kits.

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Posted by Real G on Friday, January 18, 2019 10:15 AM

I was going to suggest “The Eggcellent GB”, but I like Ted’s better.  It - beats - mine!

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Posted by Ted4321 on Friday, January 18, 2019 10:09 AM

Daddyman

 

 
Gamera

Well, that's more than enough people to get this party started! I'll probably put out some more feelers as we get closer to the start date. Just hold your horses gentlemen till April! 

 

Still not sure what to call the thing. Silly GB, Not So Serious GB, any other suggestions? I thought about using a clown as a badge, again if anyone has a better idea I'm all ears. 

 

 

 

I know that this is silly but you could call it "The Yoke's on You!" GB. Or "Silly is as Silly does, Sir" GB. Let me think about a badge but a clown theme one would be good.

 

The "Why so serious? GB" maybe?  

Who are some of the manufacturers that produce these models? I think I'd like to participate.  It'd be my first GB- plenty of time to procure materials/ supplies.  

Thanks. 

T e d

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