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Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 5:38 AM

This is an awesome thread, can't believe that I have missed it. Great, great work G. Can't wait to see the finished product.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 8:56 AM

Gamera
Green-eyed Asian women makes me think of 'Big Trouble in Little China'. 

Yep, that's what I was thinking.

Red would be awesome.

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 Gamera on Thursday, July 29, 2021 5:39 PM

modelcrazy

 

 
Gamera
Green-eyed Asian women makes me think of 'Big Trouble in Little China'. 

 

Yep, that's what I was thinking.

Red would be awesome.

 

Lol, not sure I want to take it that far! 

Dodgy: Thanks! I've done maybe a half-dozen large scale figures and I'm still kinda feeling my way forward here. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by brassbow on Thursday, July 29, 2021 9:56 PM
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Posted by Gamera on Friday, July 30, 2021 11:30 AM

brassbow

Oh wow that's awesome- thanks!!!

Not sure if saw it or not when it was first posted, probably not since I didn't comment.

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, August 1, 2021 10:45 AM

So close to done now! There are a few weird black smudges over the skin tones, don't know what they are or where they came from. I burnished them out with an x-acto knife. So the paint job ain't perfect but at this rate I'll be here to doomsday so I'm (hopefully) going to just finish the thing up and not repainting a large area again!!! 

The torso. There's a few flaws in the chrome too but I really don't feel like repainting a big hunk of the figure so they're good enough...

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, August 1, 2021 2:37 PM

Beautiful work Cliff

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 11:38 AM

Thanks Steve!

Well, I THOUGHT I was about done but me not being able to leave well enough alone went and tried to airbrush over the smudged spots. And not suprised that I made a bigger mess than I cleaned up...

HOPEFULLY I will still be done by the end of the year.... Bang Head

 

Why do I keep hurting myself...... Embarrassed

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 2:24 PM

Yeah, I always go back and make a bigger mess myself. I just need to let well enough alone sometimes

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

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Posted by Dodgy on Friday, August 6, 2021 6:00 AM

Hey G, that is one awsome figure! Great paintwork.

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, August 6, 2021 9:38 AM

Thanks Dodgy!

The front of the figure didn't get any of the smudges so I guess I could take a photo from that side. Still not sure what happened, I was worried that would happen to the white areas so the figure was laid down a white paper towel and never touched the workbench. I'm still not sure where it could have picked anything up. Weirdly there are no smudges on the white areas- only the flesh tones. Tongue Tied

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Posted by Dodgy on Saturday, August 7, 2021 1:34 AM

Something on the body of the original figure???

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, August 9, 2021 8:25 PM

Dodgy

Something on the body of the original figure???

 

It's something that got on it. What I don't know. I'm not sure if maybe the airbrush wasn't clean and something shot out or maybe I did lay the model down on something and it got stuck in the paint. 

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Posted by Dodgy on Monday, August 9, 2021 8:33 PM

Bugger!!!

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, August 9, 2021 10:00 PM

Yeap, but that's what it is. 

It's 35 C this week and I've gotten nothing much done. I just come home from work, turn on the A/C and read a book, watch a movie or goof around on the PC. I want to come visit you guys down in the Southern hemisphere where it's winter!

Will get back to the figure hopefully before too much longer... 

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Posted by Dodgy on Monday, August 23, 2021 10:02 PM

Gamera

Yeap, but that's what it is. 

It's 35 C this week and I've gotten nothing much done. I just come home from work, turn on the A/C and read a book, watch a movie or goof around on the PC. I want to come visit you guys down in the Southern hemisphere where it's winter!

Will get back to the figure hopefully before too much longer... 

 

I know what you're saying Gamera, but we have been having a very mild Winter generally, (or at least where I am), so I have been spending a lot of time in the garden preparing for Spring, so I'm not getting much bench time in either.

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Posted by Real G on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 1:56 PM

Oh buggers Gamera, I know how hard it is to touch up flesh tones.  I had to basically restart painting my Red Baron figure twice, as the flesh areas proved impossible to correct.

I have to get on with the GB, as I have all those unused rivet decals from my last project!

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 7:45 PM

Awwwww krap, Real G motivated me, at work today I thought 'I was going to get some more work done on her tonight!'

But here I am, 8:45 PM and I'm on the PC again... 

 

Hopefully this weekend... (sigh)... 

Please Real G, if you want to get back in motion maybe it will spur me to get my rear into gear... 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by PFJN2 on Sunday, September 19, 2021 11:22 PM

Hi,

Although I had to take a break from building for awhile, I recently got a chance to get back into it, so I thought I'd post a coupe images of what I have been working on (since it looks like this group build isn't set to end til Dec 31st)

Overall I guess my ideas for the build aren't so much "Steampunk" or "Diesel Punk" or anything like that, but maybe  more along the lines of what you might see in a pulp adventure comic book from the 1930s or 1940s.

Originally I had planned to do something from the mid 1940s.  However, after messing around with some ideas, I decided to move back a decade and do something more along the lines of a mid to late 1930s plane (partly because I liked the looks of "spatted" landing gear).

Although I originally had given some though to trying to completely 3D print my parts, I eventually decided that using an existing kit as a starting point might be easiest.  I breifly considered using a Polish PZL-23 as a starting point I found an inexpensive copy of the Monogram/Revell Ju-87G2 zat Hobby Lobby that looked really suitable as a starting point, especially since it included big underwing canon podes and I also thought an inline engine might make the plane look sleeker than if I used a plane with a radial engine.

Anyway, here is where I am so far.

3 quarter

Side

Top

So far, I have Changed the planform of the wings a little, extending the root forward a little and deleting a kink in the trailing edge.  I've also removed the "floating?" ailerons and flaps, and plan to relocate them to a more conventional location in line with the rest of the wing, but I'm waiting til I finish cleaning up my sanding of the wing and fuselage before I glue them into place.  I hav e also added drooping wing tips to make the plane look a bit more non-conventional, but I haven't fully finished modifying them yet.

I've also deepend the fuselage a bit to make room for some cowl mounted machine guns forward and a "razorback" like shape aft.  Although its not real clear in the pictures above I have also filled in the bottom of the fuselage from the under-engine cooler forward straight back to the tail wheel to make the fuselage look roomier.

I have changed the horizontal tail to be more trapezoidal in shape, and made the main vertical tail a bit more triangular.  Eventually I intend to also add a smaller vertical fin at the ends of the horizontal tail, so that it looks a little more like the tail on the French Loire-Neiuport LN.401/LN.411 Dive Bomber or the Fairey Gannet.

Other than that I have also doctored up the "spats" just a little (in part to try and hide their Ju-87 ancestry) and plan to add/modify the underwing canon pods into some sort of "energy canons" or something like that.

Anyway, I hope to maybe get some more work done this weekend.

Pat

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, September 20, 2021 11:23 AM

Pat: That's cool, I had to look twice to tell you'd started with a Stuka. Looking forward to seeing how she develops!

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Posted by PFJN2 on Monday, September 20, 2021 5:10 PM

Hi,

Thanks Gamera.  Here is a picture of the bottom of the plane showing how I've tried to fill it in from the chin vent aft to the tail.

Bottom

In general for the fuselage I was kind if trying to make the plane look a little like the old Consolidated P-30/A-11 from the mid 30's.

A-11

Consolidated P-30 - Wikipedia

Pat

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 7:58 AM

Yeah, I can see the P-30 look you've got going there! 

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Posted by PFJN2 on Sunday, September 26, 2021 8:52 PM

Hi,

Things are moving along.  I have mostly finished up the wing tips and am now working on the extra vertical tail surfaces, the cockpit/greenhouse, and the canon pods.  After that I think I'll be mostly done with the "bashing" and can then move on to cleaning up the build and eventually painting it.

Pat

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PS. From above I think that the wing is beginiing to almost look like a P-51 wing, though from the front (except for the 2 extra vertical tails) you can still kind of see the Ju-87 heritage of the build

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, September 26, 2021 9:16 PM

You're right, it does look P-51 ish. I like it.Yes

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, September 26, 2021 10:32 PM

Yeah, I can see the P-51 look now too. I like it, nice work!

 

BTW: The cyborg is done, or at least all the work I want to do on her. Will get photos up when I get a good sunny day.

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Posted by PFJN2 on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 4:57 PM

Hi,

Can't wait to see how your cyborg turned out

Pat

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 7:06 PM

PFJN2

Hi,

Can't wait to see how your cyborg turned out

Pat

 

I took some photos the other day but didn't like how they turned out. I'm going to try to take some more this weekend. 

I really need to invest in a small photo booth type of deal. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 7:43 PM

Really looking forward to the pics Gamera.

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 8:56 PM

Thanks guys... 

Anyway here are some of the pictures. I think I like my old phone camera better, this one for some reason keeping wanting to go out of focus. So I think I'll fire up the old one and see if it takes better photos... 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 9:11 PM

Gam I don't know what I like better the skin tones or that chrome you did on the bionic bones!

In the pattern: Lindberg's 1/48 Snark and Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! Started my Prince of Wales for the Ships of the British Flag GB...oh and I bought another P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo!

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