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  • Member since
    April 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Monday, January 10, 2022 5:35 PM

I'mjust lovin' that 'Stang Stang ! Keep it going.

I've done a bit more on my Me 263. If I can just tidy ip around the nose a bit more, it'll be ready for a wash and canopy masking. 

My Komet Kollection is edging towards completion.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 11:33 PM

Tony: Coming along nicely! 

I got the Corsair post-shaded (I think it's called) over the weekend and started decaling. Not sure how well anything shows up in the harsh artifical lighting though. 

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

 

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, January 13, 2022 11:24 AM

Gamera

Tony: Coming along nicely! 

I got the Corsair post-shaded (I think it's called) over the weekend and started decaling. Not sure how well anything shows up in the harsh artifical lighting though. 

 

That looks super good, Gamera. I should start on mine but I have a few kits on the bench already.

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

On Deck:

Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage, 

1/25 Revell 32 Ford Coupe

1/12 Bandai "Mandolorian"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 13, 2022 11:45 AM

Thanks Brandon! Looking forward to seeing you get revved up!

These decals were funny, they're a name brand but they had more glue on them than I've ever seen- it was coming off in lumps when I wet them. Still on drying it turned invisible so no complaints!

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

 

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, January 13, 2022 2:04 PM

Gamera. Beautiful Corsair!!!

Tony. Nice its ready for paint.

Steve. Kicking up a notch on that Do.335!

Mustang. Awesome blue.. its like the Rupp Roadster I wanted and didnt get Boo Hoo

my latest pics.

 

 

 Nick.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, January 14, 2022 12:34 PM

Thanks Nick, love how the camo is coming on your Corsair!

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

 

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, January 15, 2022 10:27 AM

Gamera. Thanks bud. I'm pretty much done with this camo and ready for clear gloss.

excuse my B-17..

 

 

 Nick.

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, January 15, 2022 10:37 AM

crown r n7

Gamera. Beautiful Corsair!!!

Tony. Nice its ready for paint.

Steve. Kicking up a notch on that Do.335!

Mustang. Awesome blue.. its like the Rupp Roadster I wanted and didnt get Boo Hoo

my latest pics.

 

With my eyes so used to seeing Corsairs in blue I feel a bit taken aback when I see one in camo. I love it. It looks fantastic.

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

On Deck:

Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage, 

1/25 Revell 32 Ford Coupe

1/12 Bandai "Mandolorian"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

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    May 2020
Posted by Keyserj on Saturday, January 15, 2022 1:37 PM

There sure is a lot of great work going in this thread. I especially like the look of that Corsair in camo crown r7.

 

Been bogged down trying to get past painting but the stripes are now on and I can totally see why Lewbud loved tiger meet schemes. 


 

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

 

John

On the bench:

 

                     

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, January 16, 2022 6:28 PM

Nick: I love the camoed Corsairs! It's a nice break from the standard blue ones. 

John: She's coming along well, love the tiger stripes! 

 

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

 

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, January 16, 2022 7:33 PM

This build is for Toshi & Ezra. Toshi loved teaching Ezra to build models. I remember him letting  the little guy just paint it however he wanted. I think i even remember a NMF B24 or B25 that Ezra painted with a brush! Ezra was learning to use the airbrush if I remember correctly. So all this got me thinking I should see if my nephew would like to build a model.
Asked him back in November when visiting my mom and he said sure. He wanted to  uild a dinosaur, a Spinosaurus is what he wanted. Made popular by the latest Jurssic Park movie. I said I'd see if I could find one. He said, "it has to be a meat eater, NO plant eaters" he emphasized!

Had a look around and the only plastic one i found was fairly expensive. When i visited again in December he brought it up and asked if I had found anything. That sealed it, off i went to order the Spinosaurus.

 

 

Which gets us to tonight. I brought the model up to his place and we got started on it.  He was excited and worked on the whole thing. When we sat down and he opened the box he said “now it’s time to be a big boy”! This thing must weigh 3 or 4 pounds. The body is solid, not hollow. We needed a little painters tape to keep the tail in place lol 

 

letting it dry tonight and then tomorrow we're going to paint it. I brought a bunch of Vallejo model color and a couple brushes for him to use Big Smile

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to a Monogram 1/72 SR-71 and that Tamiya 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! And I just got a Trumpeter 1/32 F/A-18F!

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    August 2021
Posted by goldhammer88 on Sunday, January 16, 2022 8:02 PM

Good on you.  Good way to get another generation interested.  Hopfully he'll stay interested and add more catagories of builds in the future.

You should have Dodgy add him to the roster, and the pic of the finished product.  Would make him proud as a peacock.

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Monday, January 17, 2022 10:02 AM

Hey Dodgy here's our finished model by Chris and Clayton, Pegasus' 1/24 Spinosaurus Balloons Done in memory of Toshi and how he enjoyed teaching and working with Ezra. It was 17 parts all together. Perfect for a 6 year old. It needed some adult help in that there was a bunch of flash in the hole for the head that needed cleared away before it would fit. The rest was almost a snap fit for him, the poeces are clocked so they can only go together one way.

can you believe he stayed focussed the whole time. Had a great morning and he was so proud to tell his dad he "painted it all myself"! I believe we may have a new modeler in our midst Welcome Sign

 

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to a Monogram 1/72 SR-71 and that Tamiya 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! And I just got a Trumpeter 1/32 F/A-18F!

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Monday, January 17, 2022 10:29 AM

Keyserj

There sure is a lot of great work going in this thread. I especially like the look of that Corsair in camo crown r7.

 

Been bogged down trying to get past painting but the stripes are now on and I can totally see why Lewbud loved tiger meet schemes. 


 

 

That is super cool. Tiger scheme is awesome.

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

On Deck:

Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage, 

1/25 Revell 32 Ford Coupe

1/12 Bandai "Mandolorian"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Monday, January 17, 2022 10:33 AM

TheMongoose

Hey Dodgy here's our finished model by Chris and Clayton, Pegasus' 1/24 Spinosaurus Balloons Done in memory of Toshi and how he enjoyed teaching and working with Ezra. It was 17 parts all together. Perfect for a 6 year old. It needed some adult help in that there was a bunch of flash in the hole for the head that needed cleared away before it would fit. The rest was almost a snap fit for him, the poeces are clocked so they can only go together one way.

can you believe he stayed focussed the whole time. Had a great morning and he was so proud to tell his dad he "painted it all myself"! I believe we may have a new modeler in our midst Welcome Sign

 

 

 

That is AWESOME!! What a great idea and such a wonderful example of time well spent. I too hope you have created another scale modeler. Well done!!

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

On Deck:

Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage, 

1/25 Revell 32 Ford Coupe

1/12 Bandai "Mandolorian"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, January 17, 2022 11:26 AM

WOW Mongoose- you guys did a superb job on the Spinosaurus! Great work and always good to see a youngster interested in building a cool model!

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

 

  • Member since
    March 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Monday, January 17, 2022 1:07 PM

   Outta da park Chris, truely the spirit of Toshi. Well done my friend.

we're modelers it's what we do

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    August 2021
Posted by goldhammer88 on Monday, January 17, 2022 1:18 PM

Please pass on to the young man, a job well done, and my congratulations.

  • Member since
    May 2020
Posted by Keyserj on Monday, January 17, 2022 2:57 PM

What a spectacular idea for your tribute Chris! Good to see youngsters getting in on the hobby.

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

 

John

On the bench:

 

                     

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, January 17, 2022 4:11 PM

Well done!! great start on the dino...

John.Thank you  the tiger f-16 is a beauity.

BK. Thanks it took me 4 corsairs to finally do the salvadorian one.

Gamera. Yes is a nice break form the blue ones..

latest pics. gloss clear and all those decals... some dry time and weathering.

 

 

 

 Nick.

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Monday, January 17, 2022 9:57 PM

Nick that is a crazy ass paint job! Really well done man the camo looks stupendous

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to a Monogram 1/72 SR-71 and that Tamiya 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! And I just got a Trumpeter 1/32 F/A-18F!

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 7:05 PM

Wow that is superb Nick! Love those Latin American Corsairs and love the camo! 

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

 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, January 21, 2022 11:19 AM

I finally got a start on the P-51C for Buddy, "Lewbud". I know he loved his 51's, so this one is for you Buddy.

This is going to be the "Boise Bee" when finished. I am hoping the landing gear will fit well enough to make it a flyer, but gear down if I have to. One simple shot of the cockpit before I close it up and lose it all. More to come.

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

On Deck:

Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage, 

1/25 Revell 32 Ford Coupe

1/12 Bandai "Mandolorian"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, January 22, 2022 7:11 AM

Mongoose and Gamera, thank you for your comments. I wraped up on the wash now some small details, then the clear flat.

BK. The cockpit is well done and the pilot is awesome, did it come with the kit ?

 

latest pic..

 

 

 Nick.

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, January 22, 2022 11:26 AM

crown r n7
BK. The cockpit is well done and the pilot is awesome, did it come with the kit ?  

Yes it did. It's the old Pro Modeller kit. I whipped the pilot out in about an hour of painting. 

Thanks for the kind words.

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

On Deck:

Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage, 

1/25 Revell 32 Ford Coupe

1/12 Bandai "Mandolorian"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 6:22 PM

BK. Thanks for the info. Yes

This is almost done, still have same small stuff to do.

 

 

 Nick.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 27, 2022 11:26 AM

Brandon: I agree- great job there on the pilot! And the cockpit don't look half bad either!

Nick: Superb job, glad to see her moving right along- almost to the finish line now.

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

 

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, January 28, 2022 9:09 AM

 

Gamera. Thank you. I was surfing through past GB's came across Stikpusher's Latin American GB form 2013 and your F4U-1A looks awesome.

This corsair is done for my friend Toshi and he really liked the corsair so I made this unique F4U-1A for him.

This build was a lot of fun, free hand camo is how I started airbrushing 44 years ago with a binks airbrush and a small freon can and spitting water. I still have that plane and will post it one of these days lol.

 

 

 Nick.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, January 28, 2022 9:13 AM

Thanks Nick! I think I like the more muted camo on yours better though!

Fantastic work- she's beautiful! I'm sure Toshi up there is all smiles!

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

 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, January 28, 2022 11:29 AM

Excellent work, Nick. Toshi would be so happy with this one. I can see his response and praise in my minds eye for it already. Well done, Sir.

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

On Deck:

Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage, 

1/25 Revell 32 Ford Coupe

1/12 Bandai "Mandolorian"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

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