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Floats and Boats GB 2022, commence to building

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, March 21, 2022 6:01 PM

Calling it done.  Very much like my 12 year old self build  Tongue Tied lot's of issues.  But here she is (first pic for the front page please):

 

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Vancouver, Washington USA
Posted by Sergeant on Monday, March 21, 2022 8:29 PM

keavdog

Calling it done.  Very much like my 12 year old self build  Tongue Tied lot's of issues.  But here she is (first pic for the front page please):

 

 

Very nice finish John, it's great that you saved an interesting model that has been sitting around for years.

Harold

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 9:52 AM

keavdog

Calling it done.  Very much like my 12 year old self build  Tongue Tied lot's of issues.  But here she is (first pic for the front page please):

 

 

Wow, John. That is amazing. I would proudly display that on my shelf. She is stunner for sure. Amazing work!!!

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

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 12:39 PM

That looks terrific BK. I like that color. Beer

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Posted by Sergeant on Friday, March 25, 2022 9:25 PM

Thank you, Brandon, and John, for your comments.

While preparing to primer the hull this morning I ran into a problem. One of the hull windows popped out when I applied the Eduard mask. I had no way to re-glue it except through a hatch that I cut in the bottom of the tail section. Please see photographs below.
 
I ordered some 0.060" thick Evergreen polystyrene sheet to patch the hole. I will glue strips of polystyrene to the inside of the hull to act as glue tabs and fill the exterior seams of the patch with putty.
 
Notice how effective the black Dymo label stock worked to protect the hull while cutting the opening. Jack Geratic in Canada gave me that suggestion and it worked perfect. I created a line where I wanted the opening using a Tamiya engraving tool and then cut the 1.5mm thick plastic hull with a Dremel bit. It will be easy to patch and the Evergreen material is slightly thicker, so I can sand it flush to the bottom of the hull.
 
Harold
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, March 26, 2022 10:55 AM

Sergeant

Thank you, Brandon, and John, for your comments.

While preparing to primer the hull this morning I ran into a problem. One of the hull windows popped out when I applied the Eduard mask. I had no way to re-glue it except through a hatch that I cut in the bottom of the tail section. Please see photographs below.
 
I ordered some 0.060" thick Evergreen polystyrene sheet to patch the hole. I will glue strips of polystyrene to the inside of the hull to act as glue tabs and fill the exterior seams of the patch with putty.
 
Notice how effective the black Dymo label stock worked to protect the hull while cutting the opening. Jack Geratic in Canada gave me that suggestion and it worked perfect. I created a line where I wanted the opening using a Tamiya engraving tool and then cut the 1.5mm thick plastic hull with a Dremel bit. It will be easy to patch and the Evergreen material is slightly thicker, so I can sand it flush to the bottom of the hull.
 
Harold
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Nice save and great suggestion. I always put those small windows in with Gorilla clear 5 min epoxy. They will never come out after that and it's perfectly clear. Keep it coming along.

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

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  • From: Vancouver, Washington USA
Posted by Sergeant on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 2:19 PM

BrandonK
Nice save and great suggestion. I always put those small windows in with Gorilla clear 5 min epoxy. They will never come out after that and it's perfectly clear. Keep it coming along.

Thank you, Brandon.

I have made some progress over the past couple of weeks. First coat of primer went on this morning and as you can see the transition to the resin tail is good. I will give the primer 24-hours to dry before a light sanding with 3000-grit sanding sponge.

Harold

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, April 8, 2022 9:55 AM

Harold, you have done a marvelous job with that tail. You can't tell any surgery was 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"

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

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    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, April 14, 2022 7:11 AM

BrandonK

Harold, you have done a marvelous job with that tail. You can't tell any surgery was done.

BK

 

Ditto Awesome surgery results.Yes  

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, April 14, 2022 10:10 AM

The decals are on but they neglected to add the white background to the nose art.

Using a 10/0 brush and a VERY steady hand I filled in between the red outlines. I also added a Flory wash.

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, April 14, 2022 10:13 AM

Man, that is looking really good. I should find one of those and add it to the stash.

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
    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, April 14, 2022 5:14 PM

Thais BK. The weird shape grows on you Huh?

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by lostagain on Sunday, April 17, 2022 7:39 AM

Keavdog, super result with the H 19, for what sounded like a bit of work to get on top of.

Helo H34 the Seamaster looks fantastic - a great result especially considering everything I have heard about Mach 2 kits.

PJ, the Seamew scheme looks great, thanks for showing your mottling process. Looking forward to seeing this done.

I have now got into my kit, same company as the Seamew but looks a bit different. The Curtis Racer is the 1925 Schneider Cup winner, but I will be doing it as the Curtis Fighter from the anime Porco Rosso

Not many pieces, but plenty of fit issues to resolve.

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, April 17, 2022 10:04 AM

lostagain

Keavdog, super result with the H 19, for what sounded like a bit of work to get on top of.

Helo H34 the Seamaster looks fantastic - a great result especially considering everything I have heard about Mach 2 kits.

PJ, the Seamew scheme looks great, thanks for showing your mottling process. Looking forward to seeing this done.

I have now got into my kit, same company as the Seamew but looks a bit different. The Curtis Racer is the 1925 Schneider Cup winner, but I will be doing it as the Curtis Fighter from the anime Porco Rosso

Not many pieces, but plenty of fit issues to resolve.

 

You can't go wrong with a bi-plane on floats. I think these older simpler kits really put ones skills to the test. Looking forward to watching this.

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

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, April 17, 2022 3:48 PM

Thanks lost. Hey your entry looks super cool.

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, April 17, 2022 4:13 PM

Hey Brandon - put me down for another.  I'm doing this Rufe, a crossover with Gameras Japanese GB.  Kinda into floaty things lately

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, April 17, 2022 5:24 PM

keavdog

Hey Brandon - put me down for another.  I'm doing this Rufe, a crossover with Gameras Japanese GB.  Kinda into floaty things lately

 

 

Sure thing. I'll add it to the roster.

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

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    October 2009
Posted by JacknewbIII on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 12:11 AM

After a 2 year hiatus I am almost done setting up the bench in its new spot. This is my favorite subject/GB. Some really nice builds going on here to give me inspiration.. I will dig in the stash let you know what I plan to build shortly. Glad to see Brandon still hosting and some other friendly faces around here! 

Jack

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Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 12:24 AM

Glad to see you back on the forums Jack

Thanks,

John

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 11:19 AM

Nice to have you back, Jack.

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
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 11:27 AM

My disc in my back went out again. It's been a few years since this happened. I'm off the bench for awhile. I can't hardly walk let alone go up and down stairs and sit at my bench. I have some new goodies for the Kingfisher and the two kits on my bench are nearing completion, so getting it rocking as soon as I can move. I'll keep up with the posts as best I can. Keep building.

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
    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 6:06 PM

BrandonK

My disc in my back went out again. It's been a few years since this happened. I'm off the bench for awhile. I can't hardly walk let alone go up and down stairs and sit at my bench. I have some new goodies for the Kingfisher and the two kits on my bench are nearing completion, so getting it rocking as soon as I can move. I'll keep up with the posts as best I can. Keep building.

BK

 

OUCH! I have two degenerated discs in my lower back and know how that feels like. I know my limitations to avoid bad episodes. Wish you a speedy recovery.

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Posted by JacknewbIII on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 1:12 AM

I have two degenerated disc's as well. If you have lower back issues try the Serola belt. I am in no way affiliated with them but their product is the best thing i have found to immediately relieve pain and get me healed quickly naturally. It will get you more bench time I promise. 

I will pick a build by this weekend and am excited to get back on the bench! Its sad how much good stuff I have that has been sitting boxed up. 

Rest those backs fellas.

Jack

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 1:43 AM

Oh man Brandon, that sucks!  I've had mysterious back pains that last a week or two, from time to time, and it makes putting my pants on an ordeal!  OK that was TMI.  Sorry.  But yeah, you really need that backbone system working to go about everyday stuff.

I gotta get back on my ekranoplan...

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Posted by lurch on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 9:00 AM

Keavdog that looks fantastic. You did a great job on it.

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 10:14 AM

Thanks guys. This has been with me since I had a bad fall on the job about 30 years ago. I know what it's like and I dread when it returns. And yes, the pants are the worst, but socks are a close second. Feeling a tad better today, time for my back brace to come out and wear it a few days. I'll be back to normal in a week.

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
    April 2020
Posted by Eaglecash867 on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 1:38 PM

Sorry you're having to deal with the gift that keeps on giving, Brandon.  I've had to deal with it from time to time after a plane crash I was in about 25 years ago that broke two vertebra in my lower back.  Not sure if you've tried this or not, but I have gotten relief by laying down on the floor in front of my couch and putting my legs up on the cushions where I would normally sit.  My doctor at the time recommended that.  It usually shortens the recovery time from those bad episodes.  In my case, pants were the second worst, with socks being the worst...can't stand in the middle of your socks and slowly wrestle them up while keeping your back straight like you can with pants.  OUCH!  Boo Hoo

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 1:50 PM

lurch

Keavdog that looks fantastic. You did a great job on it.

 

Thanks lurch.  That kit was made before I was born Surprise

Thanks,

John

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Posted by lurch on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 6:11 PM

When was that the 1990's. HAHAHAHA. Dont answer that think I am older that you.HAHAHA

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 6:27 PM

First released in 1955!

I was released in 64 :)

Thanks,

John

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