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'Absent Friends' memorial build

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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, March 11, 2022 9:00 AM

Joe: Thanks! Never thought of black construction paper!

John: Nice F6F! I'm kinda stuck on the horns of a dilema. I kinda like the light panel lines and I kinda hate it. So it's been stuck in the box since then. I need to pull it out and take some photos. Maybe you guys can offer advice on should I go with it or wipe it off and start over with black.

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

 

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, March 20, 2022 7:58 AM

Gamera

Joe: Thanks! Never thought of black construction paper! 

Pretty easy to bend and form and if it's not out in the open it doesn't look bad at all. I ran onto the trick when I was a kid and materials were scarce.

Well.....................I had some time yesterday so I spent a little over an hour prepping and applying the clear coat on this puppy.

No polishing or wet sanding yet and this is the turnout. To say that I am very pleased with this outcome would simply be a gross understatement.


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  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Sunday, March 20, 2022 9:18 AM

Beautifully done and nice color. I wanted a Rupp roadster in that color.

 

 

 Nick.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, March 20, 2022 9:06 PM

Joe: Looks awesome! One of the guys at our church owns a blue '60s Mustang that's close to the same colour just not the metallic effect. 

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

 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Monday, March 21, 2022 10:02 AM

Joe, that looks fantastic. Well done on that clear, not much work left there. Gorgeous.

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 Monday, March 21, 2022 5:44 PM

Magic paint job Joe. This is going to be a stunning model.

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

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Monday, March 21, 2022 5:51 PM

Artwork for a badge/build logo.

Folks are any of you in touch with John, (jeaton01). He has offered to do the artwork for the build logo, but I have not been able to get in touch with him. The PM system doesn't seem to be working and my next idea is to put something in the main discussion thread.

Ferg

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

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, March 21, 2022 9:29 PM

I'll round him up Rob. Gimme till tomorrow bud.

                   

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, March 21, 2022 9:34 PM

Thanks Cliff, Nick and Brandon.

Cliff: Got any pics dude? I think it's the lighter shade of Blue. Clearwater Aqua or Brittany Blue maybe?

Clearwater Aqua:

Brittany Blue:

                   

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, March 21, 2022 10:34 PM

No idea, not a car guy but it's more a dark navy blue though. 

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

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, March 21, 2022 11:12 PM

I'm here, Ferg.  jeaton01(at)gmail.com

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 6:26 AM

Gamera

No idea, not a car guy but it's more a dark navy blue though. 

 

Here you go Cliff.....Arcadian Blue. Paint Code M1226

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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 11:42 AM

That's EXACTLY it!!! Same hubcaps too, I don't know what year his is but it looks just like his car.

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

 

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 1:45 PM

That is a good looking color alright. Tell him he'd better hang on to it as the prices of these things are skyrocketing.

                   

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 6:22 PM

Thanks Joe. I appreciate your help mate.

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

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 6:23 PM

Thanks John. I will send an email later today.

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 Thursday, March 24, 2022 11:34 AM

mustang1989

That is a good looking color alright. Tell him he'd better hang on to it as the prices of these things are skyrocketing.

 

Lol, oh yeah! He's in his '80s and intends to pass her down to his kids!

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, March 31, 2022 8:47 AM

This is where I am on the Toshi Corsair. I need to wipe off a lot more of the light tan panel line wash. Still not sure I like it or not.

 

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, March 31, 2022 8:50 AM

And I forgot that I'm building the Tamiya P-38 for Rigidrider. I posted some photos over in Steve's Lockheed build that I'm crossposting to and forgot about here. The kit is mostly together, I'm trying to figure out the best way to paint the gear bays now.

  

 

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

 

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Sunday, April 3, 2022 2:40 AM

Gamera both models are looking great. I am very interested in seeing how the Corsair comes out.

John has been working on the design of the badge and what he has sent me looks fantastic. Will say a bit more soon.

Thank you all for your patience.

Ferg

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

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, April 3, 2022 10:58 PM

Here's what I have worked up so far.  I hope it's acceptable but if there are other suggestions I am open to that.  Three sizes here, if accepted you can right click and download them to put them on your usual photo host.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 11:32 AM

I like it John, nice work!!! And thanks!

Ferg: Thanks!

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

 

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 9:17 PM

Heya Cliff!!! Good progress on the Corsair bud!! This is just my opinion but I'm thinking after you get most of the residual wiped away then maybe a light coat of a medium dark wash will probably bring 'er home. 

John: You did it again ol' buddy. Love the GB badge!! 

                   

 

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 7:24 AM

I finally got around to installing the PE grill into place and adding the fog light system. I still have to touch the fog light chrome up but will wait until I've got everything on the car so I don't risk messing the touch ups up with excessive handling. 

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  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 8:40 AM

Mustang. very nice touch..

 

 

 Nick.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 8:24 PM

Thanks! That sounds good, I'm kinda feeling it out as I go. 

Love the PE grill, she's coming along beautifully. 

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, April 25, 2022 8:40 PM

Got the PE seatbelts for the P-38 for Rigid Rider. A bit slow going since the Tamiya kit is super detailed and I'm having to take a step, let it dry, move on to the next step and then let that dry, etc. etc etc. 

Sorry having gotten back to Toshi's Corsair yet. 

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

 

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 6:24 PM

Gamera. Stunning work.

John. Well done sir .

 

 

 Nick.

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Monday, May 9, 2022 6:15 PM

G'day mates. It's been a few weeks since my last visit. Jill was having some health issues and then we went away on a holiday. Anyway, I am about to start on the Corsair for Toshi, I hope it works out a lot better than my Otaki Mk. VIII Spitfire that I did for the 100 year RAAF centenary GB!

The P38 is looking very sweet Gamera.

I love the grill on that Mustang Joe.

John, many, many thanks for your badge design. It's very appropriate.

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

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 12:42 PM

That frickin' pit is looking GREAT Cliff!!! 

Robert: I've got that same kit in the stash. Can't wait to see you get started on this.

                   

 

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