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'Absent Friends' memorial build

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  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, October 7, 2021 8:41 PM

I really like how your methods turned out Justin. You've got more stones than I do applying decals right over paint but hey.....if it works then I'd call that a success. Lookin' just fabulous so far.

                   

 

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Thursday, October 7, 2021 8:45 PM

mustang1989

I really like how your methods turned out Justin. You've got more stones than I do applying decals right over paint but hey.....if it works then I'd call that a success. Lookin' just fabulous so far.

 

 

i like to experiment!  What's the worse that could happen?  Strip and repaint?
but, with decals, you don't necessarily need a glossy surface, but you do need a smooth surface...

thank you sir!  

"...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
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Friday, October 8, 2021 3:37 AM

Justin that build is looking amazing. Top work mate!

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 Friday, October 8, 2021 10:26 AM

I love that Justin, fantastic work!

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

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, October 8, 2021 11:06 AM

Steve!!!  Tigermeet ready puma - that looks fantastic.

Justin - beautiful finish on the Corsair.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, October 8, 2021 11:13 AM

Justin, beautiful work on the Corsair. 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

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, October 8, 2021 6:26 PM

Been working on the console, seats and seat belts ALL frickin' week long guys. I finally have some pics worth showing.

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Still have the back seat, front floor mats and shifter to go.....

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and THEN......I got my license plates in the mail today...juuuuuust like the one's on my old car......

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Even got the "Have you chased a Mustang lately" tag frame on it.

 

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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, October 8, 2021 7:13 PM

Wow again Joe! I'd swear it were the real thing! 

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, October 8, 2021 7:17 PM

I got a little more done on the Corsair. She don't look as good as Justin's but I hope she brings a smile up there to Toshi! 

I striped the motorhead part, I wasn't totally happy with how it cleaned up so I just grabbed the part from the other kit- it fit perfectly...

The cockpit doesn't look too accurate but I wanted to build the thing straight from the box so I didn't add anything other than some seatbelts. Still, I'm pretty happy with how she came out:

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

 

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Friday, October 8, 2021 7:24 PM

Joe, you have shown me a side to vehicle modeling that I just could not believe existed. Truly awesome. I have an old HiLux ute, (what you folks call a pick up I believe), and I have often thought about building a model of it. Your work is so inspiring I might just have to have a crack at it. Don't know if there is a kit available though.

Looking good Gamera.

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

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, October 8, 2021 8:15 PM

Jeez Joe! I think I can sit in those seats.

Gam. Yea the second engine looks much better. The pit is looking good.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Friday, October 8, 2021 8:34 PM

mustang1989

Been working on the console, seats and seat belts ALL frickin' week long guys. I finally have some pics worth showing.

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Still have the back seat, front floor mats and shifter to go.....

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and THEN......I got my license plates in the mail today...juuuuuust like the one's on my old car......

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Even got the "Have you chased a Mustang lately" tag frame on it.

 

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tell the truth, you used a shrink ray to make these right? Beer

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
    March 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Friday, October 8, 2021 11:34 PM

  Joe, can I drive? Just once....promise I won't go over 100.....for long.

   Gamera, Toshi would be proud, keep up the goid work.

    Rob, someone somewhere, I think I say it in Latest Acquisitions thread has a Hilux, cool looking truck brother.

we're modelers it's what we do

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Saturday, October 9, 2021 7:39 AM

Justin: Terrific work on your Corsair. The paint and weathering techniques turned out wonderfully. 

Joe: BANG! You nailed the interior work. Gorgeous work my friend. It truly looks like the real deal.

Cliff: The engine does indeed look much much better. Very nicely done on the OOB cockpit. It certainly looks the part. Well done.

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, October 9, 2021 10:07 AM

Thanks Perry, Neal, Steve, Cliff, Rob and Joe!! It's alot of work and not too much to show for now but it'll all come together in the end.

Rob: I didn't know about all the "extras" that were involved with auto building till I got into it either. Whole nuther WORLD of modeling.

Cliff: Good improvement on that engine and some really good work in that interior. That 1/72 scale stuff is just out of my league man. Hats off to you guys that can do that kind of work in that scale. 

                   

 

  • Member since
    May 2020
Posted by Keyserj on Saturday, October 9, 2021 3:11 PM

Justin: love the aluminum chips that show through the blue.

Gamera: Your engine is much improved and looks great. 

Steve: I bet using those decals where way easier than painting the stripes on.

Mustang: That dash and interior look slick.

Finally got a Saturday off work to make a run to the LHS to pick out a kit to build. Ended up deciding on getting this f16 and will be building it for lewbud. The kit comes with tigermeet markings and I plan on painting tiger stripes instead of going with the two tone grey scheme. 

 

 

 

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

 

John

On the bench:

 

                     

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Sunday, October 10, 2021 5:00 AM

Got you Keyserj. The build list has been updated.

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 Sunday, October 10, 2021 3:25 PM

Oh yeah John! Cool Viper!!! 

Joe: She's 1/48th- I'm not that good at 1/72nd either! The way my vision is going maybe I should be moving up to 1/32nd... 

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Sunday, October 10, 2021 8:26 PM

finished the topside paint ading, the weathering on the underside, and the chipping and dust effects on the prop this weekend.

 

 

not super crazy for the dark panel lines on the white underbelly, but, its there...

 

Also got the gear doors painted and installed, and got her up on her legs:

 

just a few ods and ends left, windscreen and canopy, figure, decal and weather the gear doors, etc, and i will be done with the main build.  i have some Marston Matting on  order for the display base...

 

"...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 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, October 10, 2021 9:08 PM

Oh cool Justin- love the fading, chipping, and stains! Heart

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

 

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, October 10, 2021 9:27 PM

keyserj I'm anxious to see how that builds up. Haven't seen the Tamiya in the international scale yet.

 

Justin the corsair looks awesome! Chipping looking really good. I see what you mean about the darker panel lines on the underside. i had to go back and check tho after reading that as they didn't stand out on 1st look if that means anything 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!

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 4:01 AM

Justin that Corsair looks awesome. If I can get mine half as good as that I will be one very happy bunny!

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

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, October 14, 2021 2:06 PM

Ok, I completed the Puma.

There you go Buddy, I hope it does you proud my friend.

Toast

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Friday, October 15, 2021 8:51 AM

Bravo my friend!!! That is one stunning Puma. You have done a miraculous job. That is indeed a very fitting tribute.

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, October 15, 2021 9:25 AM

Oh wow that's spectacular Steve!!! I'm sure Buddy is up there looking down with a big grin!!!

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

 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, October 15, 2021 10:21 AM

Wow, Steve. That Puma is incredible. 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
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, October 15, 2021 2:48 PM

Thanks guys. I'll start on Hunter and his dad's build in a little while. I need to clear a few things (namely the SS gift) off the bench first.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, October 16, 2021 7:17 AM

John: I have a strong liking to F-16's and especially when they're decked out with ordinance. Looking forward to this one very much.

Justin: What can I say? That is one fine looking Corsair. To tell you the truth I really like the dark panel lines on the bottom as it really brings out the details and has a great overall look to it. Can't wait to see her all finished up.

Steve: Steve.....Steve!!! You just blow me away with some of these teeny builds of yours man. You're such a talented and versatile modeler. Looks great buddy.

I've had some set backs this week in personal life as far as vehicles go. Will tell you all about it in a bit. 

Progress is still ongoing. Finished the center console and shifter finally. This shifter is meant to replicate the Hurst shifter that was in my Car #2 and #3. It was a great short throw shifter.

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I replicated it using a push pin and started by smoothing out the mold lines in the white plastic ball and then etching out the shift pattern with my X-Acto knife and then going over the etching with a dark wash to bring out the gear pattern. Don't worry about those nasty ejector pin marks in the front corners of the flooring. They'll be covered up by the AM floor mats I'll be using. 

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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Saturday, October 16, 2021 2:03 PM

That looks so good Joe, she's going to be a winner for sure!

If I may ask what brand are those aftermarket floor mats? I've got injection pin marks on a bunch of car kits and was hoping they didn't really show. Covering them up with mats would be a big improvement.

 

BTW: The Corsair is together. Filling seams and sanding, filling more seams and sanding, rinse and repeat. Will get some photos up when there's something worth showing. 

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

 

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Saturday, October 16, 2021 2:29 PM

Each and every one of you are doing work that just absolutely blows my mind. Bow Down Bow Down Bow Down Bow Down Bow DownI can guarantee that my build will look nothing like those on here. Had a problem with some of the joints. Instead of being flat they were rounded. Looks like the plastic was either too cold going into the mold to get down into the edges or the pressure was too low to force it in. So, I had to do a little filling and sanding on the fuselage and wings. They are ready for primer now.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/e5MvQGQ72eXDgWB86

Got the landing gear done and added hydralic brake lines with wire.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/BwPxedF1iSWt1uo67

The canopy masked and interior color followed by first coat of blue put on.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/SJYQJzSz7d344Pw68

Prop finished with paint. Manufacturers decals for prop disintegrated one after the other. The old grey matter let me down and I forgot to put a coat or two of decal bonder on them as they were old. Will be digging through spares for some more. Should have at least a dozen from old kits. 

https://photos.app.goo.gl/DqWAJEhkgXYJ4YkR8

That's it for now. Will be shooting primer this evening if all goes well. 

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.

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