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'Absent Friends' memorial build

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, January 13, 2023 1:47 PM

Okay, with some time away I decided to go ahead and attempt a paint correction. I sanded down the areas where I had issues and repainted the olive drab over those areas. Fortunately, Vallejo paints lay right down over old work and you can't tell. I cut some new masks and reshot the markings. I have a couple tiny touch ups to do now. I am pleased with it now. I can move on.

BK

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 9:44 AM

Not sure if it was ever discussed, but I would like to see this thread left open and running indefinately. I still have at least two kits to build for those who have left us.

BK

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Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 8:56 AM

Yeesh!! Looking forward to the recovery Brandon.

                   

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, January 2, 2023 8:21 PM

Brandon: Ouch! Sorry to hear that- she was coming along so well....

 

Yeah, I missed the deadline. The friggn' top of the canopy on the P-38 vanished from the box. I looked around for it over the weekend and never found it. I finally just got disgusted and gave up- hopefully I'll have her done something before spring... 

 

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Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, January 1, 2023 11:49 AM

Hey Brandon, ouch! I think we have all been in your shoes once or twice!  Reminds me of when i dropped my nearly complete revell a-7 and the wing broke  clean off in a nice jagged line.  That said,  I Never really had an issue with Tamiya & GUNZE combos before,  but I do not use Vallejo either.. hope you can fix it but at times like this it is good to reflect on and remember it's just a hobby right?

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, January 1, 2023 11:12 AM

The only place the paints lifted was over the Gunze white. Too slick for Tamiya and Vallejo to bond to. If I had painted Gunze over Gunze this would not have happened. I'll sand the call outs and prime and repaint then stecil and it'll be fine. I just need a break for now. I'm not upset, but this one has fought me ever since I closed it up. It'll look good in a few weeks.

BK

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Posted by jeaton01 on Saturday, December 31, 2022 10:33 PM

Brandon I've had issues with that masking material the type that I'm using looks like that it's called Oramask 810.  The adhesve softened the paint and I couldn't remove it all.  I cut my own masks and prefer tamiya masking which I buy in sheets.

John

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Posted by Dodgy on Saturday, December 31, 2022 6:49 PM

Bigger!!

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Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, December 31, 2022 1:15 PM

Well......sigh....this one has fought me every step of the way. Lesson learned here is two fold. First, don't paint anything over Mr Color because Tamiya and Vallejo just won't stick and they lift very easy. Second, paint the plane and then paint the sencils. I did the stencils and painted the plane second and it lifted. Now I have to repaint the sides and then stencil them. Frankly, I've had my fill of this build, so off to the shelf of doom for awhile. I'm tired of fighting this one.

The stars and bars are an easy fix, but he squadron numbers will take more work. I'm just not feeling it at the moment.

BK

 

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Posted by Dodgy on Friday, December 30, 2022 5:01 PM

Looking good BK! 

Dodgy

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, December 30, 2022 3:25 PM

Not much to see here. Still a long way to go. I've got the marking down and the main colors. Tail numbers next, clear and some decals I can't paint then off to weathering.

BK

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 5:09 PM

Looks good BK, looking forward to seeing how she looks with the masks peeled off. 

Mongoose: Working on it! The spinners don't look that even but they are done. Need to get the canopy finished up. I'm very close now... 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 5:06 PM

Oooohhhhhh...really draw that o out as I realize what i was lookin at lol   I blew up the pic at jeaton's suggestion and now i can see the mask. BK I'd have believed anything you told me about it Surprise

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 9:33 AM

TheMongoose

 

 
BrandonK

Sorry for the late post on this one but I am rushing to get it done by year end. I have had some bad canopy fit issues with this one that just could not be overcome to my satisfaction so I have decided to complete the build under kit scheme rather than the Boise Bee. I have a Tamiya kit that I will use for that one. This one will be "Ill Wind."

I have completed assembly and I have made some vinyl masks for this kit rather than using the decals. After all, this is why I bought the vinyl cutter anyway. Stars and bars, call outs, and tail numbers will all be painted using masks. I'll try to update later this week. It's gonna be close.

BK

 

 

 

BK there must be a story to that blue wing? Did i mss it?  Blind Fold It's really piquing my curiosity now!

 

That blue will be masked over as well and finish the stars and bars, then the upper olive drab will go over it all. Some builders paint the main colors then mask off the insignia and paint it. With that approach I noticed a white edge on all the insignia that looks raised. So, to avoid that I painted the white first, masked, then blue, masked, then main color. Hopefully this will eliminate that edge. That blue will change with I get to weathering and not be a "blue" as it is now.

BK

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Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 11:20 PM

As a mask user it appears to me to be the color laid down for the dark blue part of the insignia.  I usually do the white first, if you look close you will see there is a mask under that blue covering the white.

John

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Posted by TheMongoose on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 8:23 PM

BrandonK

Sorry for the late post on this one but I am rushing to get it done by year end. I have had some bad canopy fit issues with this one that just could not be overcome to my satisfaction so I have decided to complete the build under kit scheme rather than the Boise Bee. I have a Tamiya kit that I will use for that one. This one will be "Ill Wind."

I have completed assembly and I have made some vinyl masks for this kit rather than using the decals. After all, this is why I bought the vinyl cutter anyway. Stars and bars, call outs, and tail numbers will all be painted using masks. I'll try to update later this week. It's gonna be close.

BK

 

BK there must be a story to that blue wing? Did i mss it?  Blind Fold It's really piquing my curiosity now!

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list...NOT! Ha, added to it again - Viper MkVii, 1/32 THUD & F-15J plus a weekend madness build!

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Posted by TheMongoose on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 8:20 PM

Strong finish there Gamera! You'll whip those props into shape. 

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Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 5:01 PM

Looking good BK. I haven't had the nerve to try making my own masks.

Cheers

Dodgy

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 4:34 PM

Sorry for the late post on this one but I am rushing to get it done by year end. I have had some bad canopy fit issues with this one that just could not be overcome to my satisfaction so I have decided to complete the build under kit scheme rather than the Boise Bee. I have a Tamiya kit that I will use for that one. This one will be "Ill Wind."

I have completed assembly and I have made some vinyl masks for this kit rather than using the decals. After all, this is why I bought the vinyl cutter anyway. Stars and bars, call outs, and tail numbers will all be painted using masks. I'll try to update later this week. It's gonna be close.

BK

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A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, December 16, 2022 9:37 PM

Sounds cool BK, looking forward to it! 

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, December 16, 2022 3:27 PM

Okay, busy season is offically over. I am back on the P-51B for Lewbud. Will update with pics in a day or so. Shooting to have it done by year end.

BK

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, December 15, 2022 7:10 PM

Thanks Brandon! I think the panel lines may be a little much but I think when I put the matte finish down they'll fade a little. 

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 9:48 AM

Gamera

Gosh has it been two months here!?!!?

Anyway the P-38 for Rigidrider is nearing completion. The prop spinners are giving me fits though. They have a stripe running though the middle of them and the masking I appled bled right though as well as pulling up half the paint. Sooooooo I ended up sanding the spinners down and am repainting them again....

Took the day off and hoped to get them done and then ended up fiddling around with the Christmas tree all day- oh well... 

 

The panel line work really makes this one pop. Looks super good.

BK

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 10:40 PM

Gosh has it been two months here!?!!?

Anyway the P-38 for Rigidrider is nearing completion. The prop spinners are giving me fits though. They have a stripe running though the middle of them and the masking I appled bled right though as well as pulling up half the paint. Sooooooo I ended up sanding the spinners down and am repainting them again....

Took the day off and hoped to get them done and then ended up fiddling around with the Christmas tree all day- oh well... 

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, October 3, 2022 7:27 PM

Thanks Dodgy! I'm about halfway done with the panel lines now- I'm moving very slow... Snail

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Posted by Dodgy on Monday, October 3, 2022 6:34 PM

Gamera

Ok, I finally got the P-38 for Rigidrider decaled. Too many stencils, I think I missed a few but no matter- I'm moving on to the panel lines now. 

 

Manditory shots of the nose-art and kill markings:

 

Ah, Gam. Looking so, so sweet mate.

Dodgy.

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Posted by Dodgy on Monday, October 3, 2022 6:32 PM

leemitcheltree

Dodgy....I had no idea Toshi has passed. I've had many chats with him - so kind - his wife really loved the enjoyment he got from the lovely models she'd buy for him, and he really appreciated her gifts of the models he loved so much. Sad news indeed.
I really liked him. Such a gentle, kind soul.

 

Yeah mate, he was definitely one of the world's gentleman. I miss his posts a great deal. If you want to build something in his honour, please feel free to jump in.

Dodgy.

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Posted by leemitcheltree on Friday, September 30, 2022 6:17 PM

Dodgy....I had no idea Toshi has passed. I've had many chats with him - so kind - his wife really loved the enjoyment he got from the lovely models she'd buy for him, and he really appreciated her gifts of the models he loved so much. Sad news indeed.
I really liked him. Such a gentle, kind soul.

Cheers, LeeTree
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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 11:10 AM

Thanks Brandon, hoping to get some panel line washes done this evening. 

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 9:17 AM

Gamera

Ok, I finally got the P-38 for Rigidrider decaled. Too many stencils, I think I missed a few but no matter- I'm moving on to the panel lines now. 

 

Manditory shots of the nose-art and kill markings:

 

Wow, that's excellent. Looking very good.

BK

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