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'Absent Friends' memorial build

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, January 17, 2022 4:11 PM

Well done!! great start on the dino...

John.Thank you  the tiger f-16 is a beauity.

BK. Thanks it took me 4 corsairs to finally do the salvadorian one.

Gamera. Yes is a nice break form the blue ones..

latest pics. gloss clear and all those decals... some dry time and weathering.

 

 

 

 Nick.

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Posted by Keyserj on Monday, January 17, 2022 2:57 PM

What a spectacular idea for your tribute Chris! Good to see youngsters getting in on the hobby.

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

 

John

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Monday, January 17, 2022 1:18 PM

Please pass on to the young man, a job well done, and my congratulations.

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Posted by armornut on Monday, January 17, 2022 1:07 PM

   Outta da park Chris, truely the spirit of Toshi. Well done my friend.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, January 17, 2022 11:26 AM

WOW Mongoose- you guys did a superb job on the Spinosaurus! Great work and always good to see a youngster interested in building a cool model!

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

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, January 17, 2022 10:33 AM

TheMongoose

Hey Dodgy here's our finished model by Chris and Clayton, Pegasus' 1/24 Spinosaurus Balloons Done in memory of Toshi and how he enjoyed teaching and working with Ezra. It was 17 parts all together. Perfect for a 6 year old. It needed some adult help in that there was a bunch of flash in the hole for the head that needed cleared away before it would fit. The rest was almost a snap fit for him, the poeces are clocked so they can only go together one way.

can you believe he stayed focussed the whole time. Had a great morning and he was so proud to tell his dad he "painted it all myself"! I believe we may have a new modeler in our midst Welcome Sign

 

 

 

That is AWESOME!! What a great idea and such a wonderful example of time well spent. I too hope you have created another scale modeler. Well done!!

BK

On the bench:

A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, January 17, 2022 10:29 AM

Keyserj

There sure is a lot of great work going in this thread. I especially like the look of that Corsair in camo crown r7.

 

Been bogged down trying to get past painting but the stripes are now on and I can totally see why Lewbud loved tiger meet schemes. 


 

 

That is super cool. Tiger scheme is awesome.

BK

On the bench:

A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

2024 Kits on deck / in process / completed   

                         14 / 5 / 2  

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Posted by TheMongoose on Monday, January 17, 2022 10:02 AM

Hey Dodgy here's our finished model by Chris and Clayton, Pegasus' 1/24 Spinosaurus Balloons Done in memory of Toshi and how he enjoyed teaching and working with Ezra. It was 17 parts all together. Perfect for a 6 year old. It needed some adult help in that there was a bunch of flash in the hole for the head that needed cleared away before it would fit. The rest was almost a snap fit for him, the poeces are clocked so they can only go together one way.

can you believe he stayed focussed the whole time. Had a great morning and he was so proud to tell his dad he "painted it all myself"! I believe we may have a new modeler in our midst Welcome Sign

 

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 goldhammer88 on Sunday, January 16, 2022 8:02 PM

Good on you.  Good way to get another generation interested.  Hopfully he'll stay interested and add more catagories of builds in the future.

You should have Dodgy add him to the roster, and the pic of the finished product.  Would make him proud as a peacock.

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Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, January 16, 2022 7:33 PM

This build is for Toshi & Ezra. Toshi loved teaching Ezra to build models. I remember him letting  the little guy just paint it however he wanted. I think i even remember a NMF B24 or B25 that Ezra painted with a brush! Ezra was learning to use the airbrush if I remember correctly. So all this got me thinking I should see if my nephew would like to build a model.
Asked him back in November when visiting my mom and he said sure. He wanted to  uild a dinosaur, a Spinosaurus is what he wanted. Made popular by the latest Jurssic Park movie. I said I'd see if I could find one. He said, "it has to be a meat eater, NO plant eaters" he emphasized!

Had a look around and the only plastic one i found was fairly expensive. When i visited again in December he brought it up and asked if I had found anything. That sealed it, off i went to order the Spinosaurus.

 

 

Which gets us to tonight. I brought the model up to his place and we got started on it.  He was excited and worked on the whole thing. When we sat down and he opened the box he said “now it’s time to be a big boy”! This thing must weigh 3 or 4 pounds. The body is solid, not hollow. We needed a little painters tape to keep the tail in place lol 

 

letting it dry tonight and then tomorrow we're going to paint it. I brought a bunch of Vallejo model color and a couple brushes for him to use Big Smile

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 Gamera on Sunday, January 16, 2022 6:28 PM

Nick: I love the camoed Corsairs! It's a nice break from the standard blue ones. 

John: She's coming along well, love the tiger stripes! 

 

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

 

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Posted by Keyserj on Saturday, January 15, 2022 1:37 PM

There sure is a lot of great work going in this thread. I especially like the look of that Corsair in camo crown r7.

 

Been bogged down trying to get past painting but the stripes are now on and I can totally see why Lewbud loved tiger meet schemes. 


 

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

 

John

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Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, January 15, 2022 10:37 AM

crown r n7

Gamera. Beautiful Corsair!!!

Tony. Nice its ready for paint.

Steve. Kicking up a notch on that Do.335!

Mustang. Awesome blue.. its like the Rupp Roadster I wanted and didnt get Boo Hoo

my latest pics.

 

With my eyes so used to seeing Corsairs in blue I feel a bit taken aback when I see one in camo. I love it. It looks fantastic.

BK

On the bench:

A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

2024 Kits on deck / in process / completed   

                         14 / 5 / 2  

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Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, January 15, 2022 10:27 AM

Gamera. Thanks bud. I'm pretty much done with this camo and ready for clear gloss.

excuse my B-17..

 

 

 Nick.

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, January 14, 2022 12:34 PM

Thanks Nick, love how the camo is coming on your Corsair!

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

 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, January 13, 2022 2:04 PM

Gamera. Beautiful Corsair!!!

Tony. Nice its ready for paint.

Steve. Kicking up a notch on that Do.335!

Mustang. Awesome blue.. its like the Rupp Roadster I wanted and didnt get Boo Hoo

my latest pics.

 

 

 Nick.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 13, 2022 11:45 AM

Thanks Brandon! Looking forward to seeing you get revved up!

These decals were funny, they're a name brand but they had more glue on them than I've ever seen- it was coming off in lumps when I wet them. Still on drying it turned invisible so no complaints!

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

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, January 13, 2022 11:24 AM

Gamera

Tony: Coming along nicely! 

I got the Corsair post-shaded (I think it's called) over the weekend and started decaling. Not sure how well anything shows up in the harsh artifical lighting though. 

 

That looks super good, Gamera. I should start on mine but I have a few kits on the bench already.

BK

On the bench:

A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

2024 Kits on deck / in process / completed   

                         14 / 5 / 2  

                              Tongue Tied

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 11:33 PM

Tony: Coming along nicely! 

I got the Corsair post-shaded (I think it's called) over the weekend and started decaling. Not sure how well anything shows up in the harsh artifical lighting though. 

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

 

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Posted by taxtp on Monday, January 10, 2022 5:35 PM

I'mjust lovin' that 'Stang Stang ! Keep it going.

I've done a bit more on my Me 263. If I can just tidy ip around the nose a bit more, it'll be ready for a wash and canopy masking. 

My Komet Kollection is edging towards completion.

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 8:44 PM

She looks great Mustang! Heart

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Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 6:03 PM

I can do the badge, send me what you have or post it here, Dodgy.

John

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Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 3:02 PM

goldhammer88

Dodgy, if possible, can you change my entry to the Hasegawa 1/48 RF4-E, in German markings.

Lot better kit for my skill set.

Thanks

 

No problem GH. Doing it right now.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 4:54 AM

Every time I've ever needed any help with a GB badge good ol' jgeratic(Jack) was able to help me out. I think I put one together once but it wasn't anywhere near what he could do. Unless somebody else out there is good with this kind of stuff that's who we could ask and he's always been more than willing to help out. 

Made a little more progress. I got some paint on the body yesterday. 

Still got a little more working in and a small amount of clean up left to do but the hood scoop is now on the hood.

                   

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 10:57 PM

Mustang: Love that hood scoop! Nice improvement! 

Nick: Cool! I good a little work on Toshi's Corsair here over the weekend too. I went with painting the fighter dark blue and post-shaded the center of each panel with a lighter blue. Not sure if this will work better than what you're doing though. 

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

 

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 9:10 PM

Dodgy, if possible, can you change my entry to the Hasegawa 1/48 RF4-E, in German markings.

Lot better kit for my skill set.

Thanks

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 8:55 PM

As a vet, like many others here, the guy helping vets get their due, almost getting killed, back working with vets again and trying to get on his feet and walk again, I don't have an issue.  The man deserves anything nice coming his way, for once.

Nice work on the hood/scoop.  As much attention to detail as the rest of the build.

You're making great time on the Corsair, almost down to the end of it.

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Posted by armornut on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 8:11 PM

   Thanks Dodgy, if I get off my duff and get set up to post pix I may include it. I do agree it is oustide the reason of the GB so. If it really is that important to me I really should start a WIP.  It's all good mate, I'm still a happy camper.

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Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 7:24 PM

So much awesome work here mates. I have got my posting issues sorted so I have been able to post your pic crown.

Armornut, I personally have no problem with your request regarding the F14 build for the bloke who helped you out. It is a bit outside of the GB concept, but if nobody else has any strong objections, I am happy to go with it.

Incidentaly fellas, I need some help with the badge for this build. I have no idea how to do this. A suggestion was put forward showing a couple of glasses touching, as in a toast, and the saying "to absent friends". If folks are okay with this we will run with it, but I nned someone to create it, as I have no idea how to.

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

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 9:39 AM

moving along on this OOB corsair nothing fancy. I sprayed preshading flat black and some mottleing with flat white and nato black with in the pannels.

 

 

 Nick.

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