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Welcome To The 80s Group Build

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  • Member since
    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Monday, April 19, 2021 8:32 AM
I have Hi Visibility ones. Have some Low Visibility ones also but we will se what time allows. Looks like depending on the squadron the A-7s switched over in the early 80s to the low visibility schemes.

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    June 2010
  • From: Australia
Posted by OctaneOrange on Friday, April 23, 2021 6:41 AM

more on the Firebird. I didn't like the pattern on the door (or lack thereof), so i reworked it a little to have the classic swoop. Main interior color is Tamiya Haze Grey.

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Interior is coming along

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, April 23, 2021 9:05 AM

She's coming along nicely! Yes

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

 

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Friday, April 23, 2021 1:49 PM
Looks great, what did you do to the floor to get the result that you were happy with?

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Posted by Keyserj on Sunday, April 25, 2021 11:25 AM

Here is my offering for this GB. Planning on stretching the frame and turning it into a silage hauling truck with a scratch built 20' box

"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?"- Oddball

 

John

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, April 25, 2021 6:18 PM

John: Oooooooohhhhhhhh, very cool! 

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

 

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Posted by MikeO'B on Monday, April 26, 2021 1:19 PM

OK, so here's my entry for the '80s Group Build.  Hopefully I can keep this project on track and completed in a timely manner...lol

Cover of kit box

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Monday, April 26, 2021 2:18 PM

John, I remember building a glue bomb with tons of had painted Testors enamel. It never came close to looking like the one my Dad drove though.

Mike, looks like a winner also! I'll prod you along if you need it.

 

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 9:57 AM

Mike: Ohhhh, that's really cool too! Love racing auto models with all the cool decals.

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

 

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Posted by MikeO'B on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 8:19 PM

68GT,

I'm sorry, I should have been a bit more specific: the Lancia kit isn't Tamiya it's from Platz/NuNu and was reviewed here a few weeks ago:

https://finescale.com/product-info/kit-reviews/2020/10/workbench-review-nunu-lancia-delta-s4-86-san-remo-rally

Tim Kidwell also did a Fast Track video on the unboxing.

Thanks,

Mike

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Posted by 68GT on Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:22 AM
I'll fix that, not sure why I thought it was Tamiya.

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:02 PM

I'm in with a Tamiya sea harrier released in 1982 in 1/48.

Build up to 8/1982 falkland Islands crisis (operational scheme)

  

Nick.

 

 

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Posted by 68GT on Thursday, May 6, 2021 5:59 PM
Sounds like a good one Nick.

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Posted by Keyserj on Sunday, May 9, 2021 4:12 PM

Got off to a start on the silage box this weekend. I always liked the look of the Meyer forage boxes so I will be basing this off of the one on the truck below.


"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?"- Oddball

 

John

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Posted by 68GT on Monday, May 10, 2021 9:31 AM
What part of the world are you from? Never seen this back in the New Jersey area.

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Posted by Keyserj on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 7:57 AM

I am from Indiana. I see these driving around mostly because I live among many farms. Not really something I would expect to see in more urban areas.

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 11:32 AM

I've seen them around here in Virginia. Frankly I don't pay that much attention to them though.

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Posted by 68GT on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 6:13 PM

We still have a bunch a farms here in NJ so that Garden State motto on the license plate isn't a myth but I've just never seen that used here.

I was in California recently and notice construction equipment and haulers that are much different than what you see here so I was thinking west coast maybe.

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Posted by OctaneOrange on Saturday, May 29, 2021 6:29 AM

Getting some progress, but it has been tough going. Got the body on with some fettling and the headlights are so floppy that i think i'll glue them down. Doors don't line up very well at all and 

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  • From: Australia
Posted by OctaneOrange on Saturday, May 29, 2021 6:32 AM

I redid the door inside panel to better reflect a different design that seemed far more common. I've had issues with the paint being damaged by the assembly process (mostly me being derpy with the glue). rear hatch doesn't line up, so no idea if i can keep it working.

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Saturday, May 29, 2021 8:18 PM

Despite your setbacks the GTA is looking great.

I have to pick something and get started building.

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  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Sunday, May 30, 2021 8:00 AM

It's getting very close,

 

I'm going to have to pick a model soon.

 

I've been busy working on another "80's" project.

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 11:33 AM

Oh wow beautiful jobs there guys on your 1:1 scale MG (I think!?!?) Mach71 and your somewhat smaller Trans Am/Firebird OctoneOrange!

 

I washed B.A.s van off over the weekend. There was a bit of dust and cobwebs in the box that had to be cleaned up. Because you know B.A. 'PITYS THE FOOL THAT LETS HIS VAN GET DIRTY!!!'

Hopefully I'll get some real work started this weekend.

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

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, June 4, 2021 10:28 AM

The parts laid out to dry after washing. A lot of them were off the sprue, not sure if the previous owner had detached them or they'd broken off over the years. So far it seems everything is still there in the box though so cross your fingers.

Got a bit done on the engine and the exterior. Everything seems to fit without much of any issues. Will have photos when there's something worth posting.

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

 

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Posted by Keyserj on Friday, June 4, 2021 8:04 PM

Looking good guys! Been sidetracked trying to get some stalled builds moving but I was able to get off to a good start on the back axles and stretching the chassis. Also was able to finish one of the side walls on the silage box.

 

"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?"- Oddball

 

John

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Posted by 68GT on Sunday, June 6, 2021 3:16 PM

Gamera, looks like a lot of parts for that scale. Glad things are fitting well.

John, the truck is looking good. You've made some nice progress on the box.

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Sunday, June 6, 2021 7:52 PM

Hi Ed,

I would like to go ahead and jump in with a 1/72 Hasegawa F-16B+ that I'll be building into a 1980s F/A-16B with Euro 1 camo and a GPU-5A 30mm gun pod.

"You can have my illegal fireworks when you pry them from my cold, dead fingers...which are...over there somewhere."

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, June 7, 2021 11:30 AM

Thanks! I was a bit surprised by the sheer number of parts as well. Seems some of them are for a more stock van and aren't used here. No idea if the kit was ever reissued as a stock van later. Like the old Airwolf kit that includes parts for a standard Bell 222 as well.

John: That's looking very good! Yes

Eagle: Sounds cool, I like it!

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Monday, June 7, 2021 3:57 PM
Eaglecash, build away it sounds like a good one.

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Posted by 68GT on Monday, June 7, 2021 3:59 PM
Gamera, maybe it was an older issue and they just added the new parts?

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