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'Absent Friends' memorial build

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    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Friday, January 28, 2022 11:57 AM

Crown r n7 that is some seriously good camo there! Lines are so good. We need a lesson on how you do that...or at least I do lol

Great tribute here. Toshi sure did love the Corsair

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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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Sunday, January 30, 2022 8:00 AM

Gamera, B.K., and The Mongoose, Thankyou for your comments and your kind words.

The Mongoose . I thin the paint abit more (Vallejo air) then I lower psi to 18, I remove the protective tip on the airbrush and find the spot were you see the paint just hits the model and practice 1st, its like calculus you need to learn the long way before you can use the short.

oh I forgot a front pic. and thanks for watching.  and enjoying some cold 34 deg and  Royal Palm trees!!! troplical lol.

 

 

 Nick.

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, January 30, 2022 10:39 PM

Ohhhhhhhh that's so cool Nick!!! 

 

I got a little more done on my Corsair. Since the blue is so dark I tried a light wash instead of the normal dark. I'm not sure I like it. I might wash it off and go back to a normal dark wash. 

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

 

  • Member since
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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, January 31, 2022 6:56 AM

I think you' re on to something there. Geeked

 

 

 Nick.

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 11:12 PM

Hi fellas, please accept my apologies for my lack of presence over the past few weeks. So, to catch up........

jeaton01: Thank you very much for your offer of assistance with the badge/logo. I will be in touch in a few days.

Tony: Your Me263 is looking great.

Gamera: I reckon it took some big brasss to apply that wash to your Corsair! I am keen to know how it works out.

Crown: I love the camo on your Corsair. You did a beautiful job. Will post your pick as soon as I have finished this entry.

Keyeserj: Your F16 is looking great in its tiger stripes - rather you than me!

The Mongoose: What can I say? Simply awesome. Not only a great subject, but doing it with your nephew...... Toshi is applauding you from on high! I am going to take up Goldhammer's suggestion and put you both up.

BrandonK: Great start on the P51, love the pilot!

 

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

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, February 3, 2022 11:59 AM

Gee it's no big issue Ferg, I hope things are okay there.

And no big thing with the wash either- I can wash it off if I don't like it. Still fussing with it right now.

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

 

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Thursday, February 3, 2022 4:04 PM

I'll be interested to see how the wash pans out Cliff. I've seen it done a few times before, sometimes it looks great, particularly if the machine is weathered a bit.

Here's a progress update on my Me 263. THe underside has it's RLM 76 and is masked\. I've just spreayed the first part of the splinter camo, RLM 81 Braunviolett. As the other colour, RLM 82 also has some mottling, I thought I'd do that last.

Cheers

Tony

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

  • Member since
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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 6:39 PM

Looks cool Tony! Did you get the camo sprayed yet? Looking forward to seeing how she turned out. 

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

 

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    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, February 12, 2022 9:34 AM

I really can't get over all the good progress and finish up work that I'm seeing here in this thread. 

Nick: The work you put into the paint and weathering work alone on that Corsair is worthy of things that one sees out of show winners man. Wow!!!

Brandon: You've got some good progress going on with your build as well. 

I've been away for several weeks/ month or so due to my mom passing away on the 23rd of January. She caught Covid in late December and it turned into Covid pneumonia. As it seems like alot of folks do, she didn't think she needed to go to the doctor and argued with my dad over it until he got his gutfull and called 911 to have the medics come to her. They all convinced her that she needed to go in finally and within hours she was put on a ventilator for the next 10 days. It was simply too late though as her kidneys and other organs started shutting down on the 10th day. When dad gave the word to take her off of the ventilator she passed away peacefully 10 minutes later with all of us gathered around her as she passed. We buried her on Thursday in my hometown with more than 200 people present for the funeral.

I  brought my family back to Corpus and went back up to Bowie the next day to spend a week with my dad which turned out to be a very good thing so I haven't been on her in a while. I'll be getting my feet wet around here once again and posting pretty soon fellas.

 

                   

 

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    March 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Saturday, February 12, 2022 10:17 AM

   Deepest condolences Mustang for the passing of your mom, take all the time you need for your family. We will patiently await your return.

we're modelers it's what we do

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    August 2021
Posted by goldhammer88 on Saturday, February 12, 2022 10:59 AM

Deepest sympathy to your whole family.  The past couple of years have taken a heavy toll on several of us here, and elsewhere.

Don't worry about how soon you get back to the bench, but it can take your mind off of other things for awhile.

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, February 12, 2022 11:21 AM

Joe, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. We all know it will happen someday, we are just never ready when it does, no matter the reason. Remember fondly what you had and live life as she would expect you to without her. Enjoy everyday and do what you love and love those close to you while you can.

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"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Saturday, February 12, 2022 5:46 PM

So sorry to hear your news old mate. Please accept my deepest condolences.

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

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, February 12, 2022 5:50 PM

Joe. I am so sorry for the loss of your mom.

 

 

 Nick.

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    January 2021
Posted by PFJN2 on Sunday, February 13, 2022 4:02 PM

Joe,

My condolensces as well, to you and your family.

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, February 13, 2022 7:28 PM

Joe, so sorry to hear about your mom. I lost my dad two years ago- my condolensces as well. 

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

 

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Thursday, February 17, 2022 7:52 PM

Joe, so sorry about your mom. Be assured she is in a good place now free of all worry and pain.

Sorry I haven't kept up on the project. You are all doing fantastic work. I am very humbled to be able to be included in this group.

The main painting is done with most of the weathering finished. Just finished the chipping and will be sealing everything with gloss to be ready for the decals. Then I'll start putting the wings, landing gear and doors, and other odds and ends on.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/kRoQTbSEakNin6HQ6

My wife was disposing of some stuff from her business now that she has officially retired and I happened to see some things that I can use for the hobby. Among them was a supply of needles for the various sewing machines she used. I had thought of a way to chip the paint in the panel lines but couldn't find the right tool to do what I wanted. The needles did it. After the paint was cured, I ran a needle down the panel lines and the blue paint chipped off. Going a little heavier removed more. Always wanted to chip paint but it never worked to my satisfaction. Now I've "got er done". Let me know how it looks to you all. Planning on getting some work done on it tomorrow.

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  1/48 Tamiya - Vought F4U-1A Corsair for Group Build 'Absent Friends' 50%                                                                   1/48 Encore Models - A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly 50%

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, March 3, 2022 9:19 PM

Thank you all for the very encouraging and supportive comments. Things are getting back to some sort of normalcy like things always do. I've been back at the bench and have some more progress to report on the Mustang. Will be posting that this weekend.

                   

 

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Sunday, March 6, 2022 8:32 PM

Hi Jim. The Corsair is looking great and the chipping looks very effective.

jeaton01 Hi john, if you are still willing, I'd like to take you up on the offer of the badge please. I did try to send a PM, but apparently this is not working. Unfortunately I have no design, (and I can't draw for quids). However someone back along this journey suggested a pair of glases clinking, as if in a toast, and the words "absent friends". This sounds pretty good to me, simple and to the point. If you need to contact me directly, my email is jllferguson@gmail.com Thanks mate. If you can't do it, thats ok, just let me know.

Ferg

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

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 7:56 PM

Jim: She's coming along nicely! 

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

 

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 1:47 PM

Finally I'm back at the bench gang. I've moved onto the firewall which I had a definite problem with. I have had the floor mats installed into the interior tub for a while now but will need to slip the tub assy up into the body when it gets to the point of installing it. The problem with that is that I would've had to figure out how to get the floor mats on top of the foot boards of the interior as well as to slip the body around the firewall "wings".

Check it out:

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I decided to see if I could approach it from another angle by installing the firewall onto the front of the interior tub and slipping the whole thing up inside of the body in the final assembly stages. The problem with that is I would have to stretch the body around the firewall "wings" I was talking about. NOT something I really care to do.

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So I merely cut these off. I'll come back to this later when I have the body installed and figure something out for some covering on the outside of the firewall.

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and here we are with the engine installed onto the chassis. Gonna run some brake lines from the mastercylinder, a vacuum line from the brake booster to the back of the carburetor baseplate and install the fan and we'll be pretty much done with this part.

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  • Member since
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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 4:42 PM

Really coming together now mate!

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

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 10:29 PM

N-i-c-e work Mustang! Yes

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  1/48 Tamiya - Vought F4U-1A Corsair for Group Build 'Absent Friends' 50%                                                                   1/48 Encore Models - A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly 50%

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, March 10, 2022 7:17 AM

Thanks fellas. Already got my next project up on the bench. I'll be doing this as not only a tribute to the folks we've lost here but also to my mother who loved watching me build these things. I don't think she "got it" as far as to why I/ we build these things but she sure had an appreciation for them.

Next up.....project....Maverick.

                   

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, March 10, 2022 8:52 AM

Great work there! Weird about the wings, looking forward to seeing how you fix this.

Maverick looks cool too!

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

 

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, March 10, 2022 8:56 AM

 Cool another Maverick.  Is this a Jo-Han kit as well?

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, March 10, 2022 9:14 AM

Gamera

Great work there! Weird about the wings, looking forward to seeing how you fix this.

Maverick looks cool too!

 

Thanks Cliff. Black contruction paper works wonders......Wink

                   

 

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, March 10, 2022 9:16 AM

keavdog

 Cool another Maverick.  Is this a Jo-Han kit as well?

 

Thanks John! Yessirreee. I priced one of these kits the other day on Ebay and it was going for $363!!!!!!!!! 

                   

 

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, March 10, 2022 10:29 AM

Good to see you back in the saddle Mustang.

 

 

 Nick.

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, March 10, 2022 10:49 AM

Gamera

Ohhhhhhhh that's so cool Nick!!! 

 

I got a little more done on my Corsair. Since the blue is so dark I tried a light wash instead of the normal dark. I'm not sure I like it. I might wash it off and go back to a normal dark wash. 

 

Hey Gam,  I did something similar with my Hellcat.  Perhaps not accurate but looks pretty cool.  What did you decide?

 

 

Thanks,

John

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