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  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Monday, October 4, 2021 12:31 AM

Steve: Your orange paint looks excellent. I'm excited to see that all decaled up.

Joe: Now that is some remarkable attention to detail not to mention the execution. It has a very real look to it. Beautifully 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 Sunday, October 3, 2021 9:28 PM

Thanks fellas! Moving on to the center console next.

Doug/ Rigidrider used to get so frustrated sometimes when he'd attempt to build auto subjects. I think his biggest obstacle was mastering the high gloss paint jobs but he ended up getting that down with some patience.

                   

 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, October 2, 2021 9:39 AM

Wow, Joe. Your work on that Mustang is nuts. Bow Down

BK

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A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

2024 Kits on deck / in process / completed   

                         14 / 5 / 2  

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  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Saturday, October 2, 2021 4:58 AM

Joe: What can I say??????? I'm going upstairs tomorrow and I'm going to chuck all my kits in the bin. Then I'll take up knitting....

Gamera: You have a challenge on your hands mate, but I have no doubt that you'll get there.

Steve: Man that's a gutsy colour.

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 1, 2021 6:02 PM

That's amazing Joe, I'd have been happy with either wheel! Superb work! 

Steve: Now I have a strange craving for an orange Dreamsickle. All joking aside fantastic work there- I hate friggin' orange. It never wants to cover but you made it look easy! 

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, October 1, 2021 5:59 PM

[quote user="goldhammer88"]

Gamera

I did get started on the Corsair. 

This did confuse the heck outta me. I thought these were the same kit. Both MiniCraft and they are simular. But one has raised panel lines and one recessed. And the parts are in different spots on the sprues. So did MiniCraft re-engineer the kit??? I dunno, anyway I'm going with the kit with recessed panel lines. 

Looks like one is a Hasegawa rebox and the other is an academy rebox.  That would explain the differences.

 

Could be. I wonder if the Academy kit was a copy of the Hasegawa one. I mean other than the panel lines and the different sprues the parts are exactly the same. There are a few differences in how the wings are made but you could subsitute parts from one kit for the other in most cases! 

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

 

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, October 1, 2021 12:15 PM

Thanks Steve and Perry!!!

Steve: That Puma is looking swell so far bro.

As far as the steering wheel goes. Ya know....if I've tried my best on something then I can sit back and be content with it but when I look at something I've done and see what I view as substandard and I know I can do better then I'll usually figure a method out on how to acheive the results I want. I've let stuff go in the past and always end up regretting it so I try to handle it when I see it now.

Any how..... I knew this was going to be alot of work so I stayed up late last night laying the groundwork for the steering column and wheel completion today. I woke up this morning and managed to get this to a point to where I'm going to be okay with it. 

I used some scale PE rivets that I have from the Model Car Garage that I inserted into each one of the cavities once I had everything painted up.

To compare. My first attempt:

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and Take II. I am MUCH happier with this:

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  • Member since
    March 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Friday, October 1, 2021 10:10 AM

   Well Steve it is....orange...nice job so far.

   Mustang, that is an awesome custom steering wheel. Very cool idea with the doll house clock.

   Gamera great start on the Corsair, interesting conundrum with the 2 kits.

we're modelers it's what we do

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, October 1, 2021 9:27 AM

I painted the Puma last night. Next comes the decals. Pics after.

  

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
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, October 1, 2021 9:02 AM

Great idea with that steering wheel Joe Yes

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 Friday, October 1, 2021 6:52 AM

JOE RIX

Joe: Very fine steering wheel. Your continued efforts until your satisfied always pays off.

Thanks Joe. I just reach a certain point in a build sometimes where I've got alot of work involved and sometimes take the low road to a "shortcut" only to find out that I'm only cutting my own efforts in a build. Kind of like a "I've come too far now...." moment.

                   

 

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Friday, October 1, 2021 12:03 AM

Joe: Very fine steering wheel. Your continued efforts until your satisfied always pays off.

Cliff: Good to see you off to solid start. Bugger about the Alclad. First I've seen that happening.

"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
    August 2021
Posted by goldhammer88 on Thursday, September 30, 2021 11:20 PM

[quote user="Gamera"]

I did get started on the Corsair. 

This did confuse the heck outta me. I thought these were the same kit. Both MiniCraft and they are simular. But one has raised panel lines and one recessed. And the parts are in different spots on the sprues. So did MiniCraft re-engineer the kit??? I dunno, anyway I'm going with the kit with recessed panel lines. 

Looks like one is a Hasegawa rebox and the other is an academy rebox.  That would explain the differences.

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, September 30, 2021 11:10 PM

Thanks Cliff and Rob!! 

Ok guys. It's "Take II" time on the steering wheel.  I had a cheater template for marking the rivet holes from a dollhouse clock. After I cut it to fit inside the steering wheel ring I was able to mark the rivet hole position holes really easy. FYI...if anybody wants free (and cool) print off stuff for 1/25 scale builds....here ya go: https://www.printmini.com/printables/ph.html

 

 

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and then with the holes drilled for rivets later on....

 

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Now to add some paint and some chrome trim to the spokes and then we're off to installing the rivets in the holes.

 

                   

 

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, September 30, 2021 11:08 PM

Cliff I'm really looking forward to seeing what you do with that kit. Glad to see you in here man. 

 

                   

 

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Thursday, September 30, 2021 7:29 PM

Looks great Joe.

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 Wednesday, September 29, 2021 8:51 PM

I did get started on the Corsair. 

This did confuse the heck outta me. I thought these were the same kit. Both MiniCraft and they are simular. But one has raised panel lines and one recessed. And the parts are in different spots on the sprues. So did MiniCraft re-engineer the kit??? I dunno, anyway I'm going with the kit with recessed panel lines. 

The radiator intakes on the wings had open areas. So I blanked them off with some sheet plastic. 

First big issue. I went to spray down the engine with Alclad steel and it ended up going down in weird spiderweb silly string like strands. Don't know what happened. It's happened to me before with laquer paint but never Alclad. Not sure if the paint was old. I did leave it in the brush for over ten minuates so maybe that was it. Anyway I'm stripping it and starting over... 

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 8:42 PM

Wow, now that looks awesome!!! 

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

 

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 8:34 PM

 I've been working with the steering wheel and column for the last couple of days and have stripped the wheel twice and repainted. Finally came up with something that I think I can live with.

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  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 7:35 PM

Gamera

 

 
cbaltrin

For the benefit of those of us who are not as familiar with all of our departed friends' subjects of interest, could we have a list of appropriate subjects posted? Thanks

 

 

 

I didn't know all the departed members that well. But I know Toshi loved F4U Corsairs. And Doug/Rigidrider loved WWII aircraft in general a great deal. Others can probably fill in on the other missing members.  

 

Sadly I did not know any of the others either. In fact I only came to know Toshi a short while before he passed and most of our interaction was around a stamp album that I sent to him.

Fox: Love your work on the corsair.

JOE RIX and Gamera: I have updated the list, but remember there is no pressure on this GB. Work on your models when you can.

Steve: The Puma is looking great. Do you have some tiny, smaller than the eye can see, modeling gang working for you?????

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 Wednesday, September 29, 2021 7:03 PM

cbaltrin

For the benefit of those of us who are not as familiar with all of our departed friends' subjects of interest, could we have a list of appropriate subjects posted? Thanks

 

I didn't know all the departed members that well. But I know Toshi loved F4U Corsairs. And Doug/Rigidrider loved WWII aircraft in general a great deal. Others can probably fill in on the other missing members.  

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 7:01 PM

Yeah, Steve is insane but in a totally GOOD way!!! 

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

 

  • Member since
    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 7:45 AM

For the benefit of those of us who are not as familiar with all of our departed friends' subjects of interest, could we have a list of appropriate subjects posted? Thanks

On the Bench: Too Much

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    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 5:35 AM

Keyserj

Thanks for the ideas on what to get guys. 

Steve: I am convinced that you are a madman working on such a small scale.

 

I'd say that you're right on target with that statement. That's frickiin' crazy cool stuff that ol' Steve does alright. 

                   

 

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 11:36 PM

Your tiny Puma is looking terrific Steve. Exquisite work.

"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
    May 2020
Posted by Keyserj on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 6:46 PM

Thanks for the ideas on what to get guys. 

Steve: I am convinced that you are a madman working on such a small scale.

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

 

John

On the bench:

 

                     

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by goldhammer88 on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 12:12 PM

After the PE he did on Akagi, I quit asking that question.Bow Down

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 10:34 AM

modelcrazy

Not a whole lot of progress to show but it took some time to get to this point. I got everything attached, except for the antennas, filled the seams, added masking and am ready to applu a prime coat. I'll spray a white primer since there won't be any weathering or fading and since the base coats are white and orange.

After the paint and decals all that need attached are the wheels and side boom antenna

 

Looking good, Steve. That is so small. How do you do it?

BK

On the bench:

A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

2024 Kits on deck / in process / completed   

                         14 / 5 / 2  

                              Tongue Tied

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 9:50 AM

Not a whole lot of progress to show but it took some time to get to this point. I got everything attached, except for the antennas, filled the seams, added masking and am ready to applu a prime coat. I'll spray a white primer since there won't be any weathering or fading and since the base coats are white and orange.

After the paint and decals all that need attached are the wheels and side boom antenna

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 Monday, September 27, 2021 11:54 PM

Gamera

I'll probably disappoint you Joe! But I shall try my best! Wink

 

Ooh noo you don't. You are not going there my friend.

 Wink

 

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

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