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The First Gulf War 30th Anniversary Build

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  • Member since
    January 2011
  • From: Commonwealth of Virginia
Posted by Tal Afar Dave on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 4:16 PM
She's a beaut!! What did you use for the metal finish tail surfaces?? Trying to learn from those around the forum.... Thanks, 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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    November 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 4:24 PM

Thanks, all!

 

 

Tal Afar Dave
She's a beaut!! What did you use for the metal finish tail surfaces?? Trying to learn from those around the forum.... Thanks, TAD
 

 

For the tail/exhaust surfaces, I first spryaed the area in black with a gloss coat, then covered the area in Vallejo Metal Air 'Jet Exhaust'.  While that was still wet, I lightly sprayed Vallejo Model Air 'Dark Aluminum' around the edges, and on the flat surfaces.  When that was finished, I sprayed all the "higher" surfaces with Vallejo Model Air 'Aluminum'.  When that was all dry, I darkened certain areas with Tamiya Smoke to give it the dirty/burtn metal look.

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

  • Member since
    March 2017
Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Saturday, March 13, 2021 1:11 PM

Alright, tracks are mounted and the upper and lower hull have been mated together.  Next up is adding the turret:

  • Member since
    February 2005
  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Saturday, March 13, 2021 3:04 PM

Looking good AA!

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

  • Member since
    March 2017
Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 5:50 PM

Assembly of the tank is completed and decals applied; still have to finish the crew figures, external stores, and weathering:

  • Member since
    February 2005
  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 7:05 PM

That is a sweet ride, can't wait to see the weathering process.

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

  • Member since
    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Friday, March 19, 2021 10:09 AM

Starting on the 1/72 F-4G by Italeri. Looks like all the parts are there except for some missiles so I'll have to research load outs.

On Ed's bench, ???

  

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Friday, March 19, 2021 5:01 PM

Armor - cool lookin' tank, those reactive armor modules sure give it a lot of character!

68GT - oh, it's areal classic, the paint scheme will be different than SEA, right?

Good luck with your builds and have a nice day

Paweł

BTW, would an Israeli Kfir C2 qualify here?

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Friday, March 19, 2021 8:29 PM

Of course, all grays with a big SP on the tail. I'm all set with some HARM missiles also. I just made a dent in it so I'm off to a start.

On Ed's bench, ???

  

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    February 2005
  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Saturday, March 20, 2021 1:31 PM

Pawel
BTW, would an Israeli Kfir C2 qualify here?

I was not able to find any reference to this aircraft used in Gulf War operations, but if you have any documentation of its use then it would be in.

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

  • Member since
    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 6:56 AM

The Phantom got a little love the other day. Decals look good but I have my fingers crossed that they hold up.

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    March 2017
Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Thursday, March 25, 2021 9:37 AM

Getting the external stores laid on:

 

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    March 2017
Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Sunday, March 28, 2021 4:08 AM

Alright, here's the final reveal, the M-60A1 is DONE.  Glamdring, you can use the first photo in this sequence for the front page gallery.  Thanks.

 

 

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    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Sunday, March 28, 2021 8:03 AM
Love your M-60 AA!

On Ed's bench, ???

  

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    November 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Sunday, March 28, 2021 1:16 PM

WOW!  Amazing work!  looks great!  I dont stick with any one genre, but armor is one I havent really gotten into, and I feel like I wouldnt know where to start!  You knocked it out of the park!

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Sunday, March 28, 2021 1:24 PM

I have also wrapped up my offering for this group build.  I will start by adding my back log of in process photos:

Completed oils work to increase contrast between the two shades of gray:

 

All the odds and ends and dangly bits added:

 

Finished pics in next post!

 

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Sunday, March 28, 2021 1:31 PM

Finished Pics! I think the second photo would look nicely on the front page, if you agree...

 

 

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Sunday, March 28, 2021 3:32 PM

Hello Justin!

That F-15 looks really good - you got that grey paint spot on. I like the pilot, too!

In the early nineties they organized an air show in my home town (Poznań). It was one of the first times when our allies and former enemies (The US!) showed off their equipment. Among others there was an F-15 with Iraqi kill markings there...

Thanks for sharing and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    February 2005
  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Sunday, March 28, 2021 8:00 PM

Those builds are absolutely brilliant, well done AA and Justin!

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

  • Member since
    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 4:40 PM

Nice job on the F-15!

I'm not sure when this kit was made but I think it's the best fitting Italeri/Testors Phantom I've built yet. I'm getting very little gaps that need to be filled.

On Ed's bench, ???

  

  • Member since
    February 2005
  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 6:55 PM

Looks loke the Phantom is well in hand, can't wait to see more!

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

  • Member since
    April 2020
  • From: West Texas
Posted by JBRaider on Monday, April 5, 2021 5:56 PM

Well I was set to start on my Jaguar and decided that the cockpit was too bare so I sent off for some reinforcements from Eduard.

Looks like I am all set to get started now!

  • Member since
    February 2005
  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Sunday, April 11, 2021 10:01 PM

Looks like that will turn into quite a project there!

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Monday, April 12, 2021 7:48 AM

Thanks guys!  That F15 was.......an adventure!

 

Just because I am finished my actual submission doesnt mean I am finished!  lol .  I am gonna keep poking around to see what's happeneing in here and see the awesome builds taking place!  Also, I  have both the Revell A10 and Revell A6E in the stash, one of them (maybe both) are planned for the Close Air Support Group Build, and I plan to share them here if the both become Gulf War builds...

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, April 12, 2021 9:03 AM

JBRaider

Well I was set to start on my Jaguar and decided that the cockpit was too bare so I sent off for some reinforcements from Eduard.

Looks like I am all set to get started now!

 

Look forward to seeing this one, one of mty favorite modern aircraft.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 8:45 AM

Please put me down for a 1/48 Testors/Italeri F-14A with markings from VF41, USS Theodore Roosevelt.

 

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

  • Member since
    February 2005
  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 6:23 PM

You got it, welcome to the build!  Can't wait to see another of your Tomcat builds.  Big Smile

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 7:05 AM

Glamdring

You got it, welcome to the build!  Can't wait to see another of your Tomcat builds.  Big Smile

 

 

Thanks Glam. I  love these cats specially the ones with nose art.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, May 2, 2021 11:57 PM

I don’t have a box for my Tomcat. It was bagged and passed down to me by a friend but it’s a 1/48 Italeri F14A re popped by Testors. The kit has recessed panel lines and very good parts fit, much better than the old Revell cats except for the pit, Revell’s being better detailed.

My subject is the “Queen of Spades” from VF-41 assigned to the USS Theodore Roosevelt during Operation Desert Storm. 

I forgot to photograph the resin pit package prior to building it, my bad but this is the package. I got it during a Squadron sale a while back.

 

 The completed resin pit. The seats are next.

Fuselage and wings are together.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

  • Member since
    February 2005
  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Monday, May 3, 2021 9:40 PM

That cockpit looks sweet!  And a collector's item to boot from Squadron.  Wonder who bought all their molds for the AM sets, hope someone did.

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

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