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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, April 28, 2022 4:31 PM

Cracked open the 1/48 Tamiya Rufe and did a bit of black basing.  Not sure if the interior should be IJN interior green or Aotake

 

Thanks,

John

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, April 28, 2022 8:00 PM

keavdog

Cracked open the 1/48 Tamiya Rufe and did a bit of black basing.  Not sure if the interior should be IJN interior green or Aotake

 

 

The interior is not Aotake to the best of my knowledge. From what I've seen most IJN planes were green pits, some yellow/green. Some call for "bamboo". Here is a chart to assist you.

http://www.ipmsstockholm.org/colorcharts/stuff_eng_colorcharts_japan.htm

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: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, April 28, 2022 9:22 PM

I figured, based on pics of the real bird.  Tamiya calls out 'Transparent blue-green on silver undercoat'.  

Thanks,

John

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    October 2009
Posted by JacknewbIII on Friday, April 29, 2022 10:31 PM

So i picked a float boat to join in with. Please put me down for the 1/72 consolidated pby-5a black cat catalina. This should be a good one for my first back to the bench. Thanks for letting me join in and i will get some progress pics up soon.

Jack

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, April 30, 2022 10:48 AM

JacknewbIII

So i picked a float boat to join in with. Please put me down for the 1/72 consolidated pby-5a black cat catalina. This should be a good one for my first back to the bench. Thanks for letting me join in and i will get some progress pics up soon.

Jack

 

I have this kit in the stash. I LOVE the PBY birds so much. Great cat to choose.

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 Saturday, April 30, 2022 11:05 AM

If the build itself goes well I am going to try to do a water takeoff diorama base for it. I have some insulation I bought a while back I wanted to try out and this is the perfect application. This one is flying above the water. Maybe nose up just about to take flight.

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, April 30, 2022 4:25 PM

That sounds super cool. Something I have to make myself try, I just keep avoiding it. One day for sure.

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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    April 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Saturday, May 7, 2022 3:06 AM

Brandon, the back issues sound crap, hope you can get back to a good place.

Jack, it's a good kit, I made it as a postwar airliner a few years back. A take off water base will be very cool!

STarted with my figure - chopped his head off and got a replacement,also need to do something about his empty stomach.

Head renewed, stomach full, carved up a bit, redid his collar and added a scarf.

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, May 7, 2022 11:38 AM

lostagain

Brandon, the back issues sound crap, hope you can get back to a good place.

Jack, it's a good kit, I made it as a postwar airliner a few years back. A take off water base will be very cool!

STarted with my figure - chopped his head off and got a replacement,also need to do something about his empty stomach.

Head renewed, stomach full, carved up a bit, redid his collar and added a scarf.

 

That head is certainly an improvment. That tummy though, I would have tossed it. You did amazing work saving that and adding the scarf. I like it, very convincing.

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 Saturday, May 7, 2022 7:27 PM

I agree nice recovery with the new head and scarf!

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, May 21, 2022 9:32 PM

The Seamew is completed. I used some wood pieces to make a stand then glued it on a small wood base.

Please use the first picture for the completed page.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

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

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, May 22, 2022 10:46 AM

Well done, PJ. Such a good looking if interesting plane. Very well done all around, she looks amazing. Which pic would you like on the front page?

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 Sunday, May 22, 2022 11:53 AM

Thanks BK.  That is one weird and interesting looking seaplane. Please feel free to use any pictur for the completed page and thanks for letting me participate.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

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

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Posted by JacknewbIII on Sunday, May 22, 2022 11:44 PM

That is a beautiful build PJ. I really like the scheme and the lines you pulled off. 

I got some prgress done on the Catalina and wanted to check in. Interior is done and I am moving on to the glass. I will be back in a few days!

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    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, May 23, 2022 6:17 AM

JacknewbIII

That is a beautiful build PJ. I really like the scheme and the lines you pulled off. 

I got some prgress done on the Catalina and wanted to check in. Interior is done and I am moving on to the glass. I will be back in a few days!

 

Thanks Jack. Your Catalina is shaping up really well.Beer  

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

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

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, May 23, 2022 9:34 AM

Jack, the cat looks great. I love those Cats so much, I am super pleased you joined with this one. Looking forward to watching it come to life.

I have been giving my bench a break over the past few weeks, both getting my back in order but just taking a small break before I hit it hard again. The Kingfisher is ready to go, I just need to clear off one more kit about 90% done and its on.

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 Saturday, May 28, 2022 12:53 PM

It's been nearly 2 months since my last progress report. The camouflage painting and decals on the hull of A24-17 are completed and there is a coat of varnish on the hull. Canopy masking and wing assembly is in progress.

The camouflage is RAF Temperate Sea Scheme (TSS) this aircraft was delivered to RAAF service with in January 1942. A24-17 would retain the TSS camouflage during combat operations in the South Pacific until soon after its first major overhaul at Lake Boga, Victoria, Australia in August 1942.

https://www.nationalww2museum.org/war/articles/pacific-strategy-1941-1944

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, May 28, 2022 10:33 PM

That is looking straight up amazing. The camo is stunning, subtle yet still visable. You are killing this one.

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
    September 2018
  • From: Vancouver, Washington USA
Posted by Sergeant on Sunday, May 29, 2022 1:02 PM

BrandonK

That is looking straight up amazing. The camo is stunning, subtle yet still visable. You are killing this one.

BK

 

Thank you, Brandon. I am pleased to see so many interesting models on this group build, well done.

Harold

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    October 2009
Posted by JacknewbIII on Saturday, June 4, 2022 10:33 PM

That is  a sweet looking build  there sarg! That base you are using is awesome what is that thing?

I was able to get some work done here. I am so glad I found some Tamiya tape to tackle my first glass since coming back. I had some knockoff stuff that looks scimilar but isnt as pliable. I am going to sand a bit more and might start working on my base this week also. I have never done a "black" scheme before and would like to do some weathering. Any suggestions on how to pull that off on black are appreciated!

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, June 5, 2022 9:38 AM

JacknewbIII

That is  a sweet looking build  there sarg! That base you are using is awesome what is that thing?

I was able to get some work done here. I am so glad I found some Tamiya tape to tackle my first glass since coming back. I had some knockoff stuff that looks scimilar but isnt as pliable. I am going to sand a bit more and might start working on my base this week also. I have never done a "black" scheme before and would like to do some weathering. Any suggestions on how to pull that off on black are appreciated!

 

Looks really good. Black is something I think most of us struggle with. I'll tell you how I learned to look at it.

My art teacher from many moons back told us that there is no black, just various forms of greys. Since then I have looked at colors through the lens of what shade of grey am I working with here. In your case, and only my 2 cents worth, is you are working with faded dark grey. I would paint it overall dark dark grey but avoid too dark. Then i would post shade it with lighter greys in a moddled fashion on each panel. I would apply some light streaking in areas where water would be forced along the wing and fuselage by air movement and add some water line discoloration. But that's my take. It's your kit and you need to build it as you see it in your mind.

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
    September 2018
  • From: Vancouver, Washington USA
Posted by Sergeant on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 3:48 PM

JacknewbIII
That is a sweet looking build there sarg! That base you are using is awesome what is that thing?

Thank you, Jack. It's great to see another Catalina in this Group Build. The stand you asked about is called an airplane building berth. There are several companies offering them anywhere from $25.00 to $40.00 USD. The one I have was made by LMG in Ukraine www.lmg.ua, but their website is not working for obvious reasons.

I did find the item on eBay at the same price I paid:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/165213425261?hash=item26777cce6d:g:kZQAAOSw2m1iOlKK&amdata=enc%3AAQAHAAAA4PBBphN3ew9cOvuwAIT5Au3eAylkOXzb0iSj1leHFoONTd%2FBTs%2BRph%2FBA1A6IcDDcPl5v6O6eZkOvCDJQ0jqwUukPnQtYSBrw1qERrOAhc5g0DMkHERoUuBgE5fYjSwdXu7fxCGnQB62EJW9ssvq0lVR1yj%2BHbbqqVfC1iAdV3Eg1CzZQXrcSdLJz3%2B9wp0cv%2FwMQS0hQ%2FzVMoReEmGwsrdVFNEFjAKEen1y%2FjzMTcTiGx08D228iibVVXsvGiDA4IdAMN6YLBX8XsTjJYAHYYCn2a10hlhfJlaecLze5kfP%7Ctkp%3ABFBMusrE_adg&autorefresh=true

I wanted one that could handle large and small aircraft models. After using this building berth for a 1/48 Eduard Spitfire and 1/48 Monogram PBY I am very satisfied with the way it works. I don't use it for painting because I want to keep it nice, but it works well as a drying rack after painting, as a holder while applying decals and as a display stand while work is in progress.

Harold

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    October 2009
Posted by JacknewbIII on Thursday, June 9, 2022 6:47 PM

Harold I am putting one of these on the list for my next purchase. Thanks for that information I really appreciate it. 

Brandon I also appreciate the insight on painting it "black". This reafirms what I was thinking about really wanting to be dark grey. I have decided to try the salt method on this one and will apply the dark grey over an aluminum finish.

Knowing this is what I am up to do you think I have to prime it first or can I use an enamel aluminum as my "primer" and apply my salt and then dark grey from there? I get scared of losing panel definition with too many layers of paint. 

Thanks again fellas.

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    September 2018
  • From: Vancouver, Washington USA
Posted by Sergeant on Thursday, June 9, 2022 8:57 PM

JacknewbIII

Harold I am putting one of these on the list for my next purchase. Thanks for that information I really appreciate it. 

Brandon I also appreciate the insight on painting it "black". This reafirms what I was thinking about really wanting to be dark grey. I have decided to try the salt method on this one and will apply the dark grey over an aluminum finish.

Knowing this is what I am up to do you think I have to prime it first or can I use an enamel aluminum as my "primer" and apply my salt and then dark grey from there? I get scared of losing panel definition with too many layers of paint. 

Thanks again fellas.

 

You are welcome, Jack.

I finished painting the canopies and glued them in place, so the only thing left on the hull is three Browning machine guns. The next task; however, is to finish the parasol wing assembly and camouflage painting.

Harold

 

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, June 10, 2022 9:43 AM

Sergeant

 

 
JacknewbIII

Harold I am putting one of these on the list for my next purchase. Thanks for that information I really appreciate it. 

Brandon I also appreciate the insight on painting it "black". This reafirms what I was thinking about really wanting to be dark grey. I have decided to try the salt method on this one and will apply the dark grey over an aluminum finish.

Knowing this is what I am up to do you think I have to prime it first or can I use an enamel aluminum as my "primer" and apply my salt and then dark grey from there? I get scared of losing panel definition with too many layers of paint. 

Thanks again fellas.

 

 

 

You are welcome, Jack.

 

I finished painting the canopies and glued them in place, so the only thing left on the hull is three Browning machine guns. The next task; however, is to finish the parasol wing assembly and camouflage painting.

Harold

 

 

Goodness that kit is looking SOOOOO good. The tonal variation on the paint is stuning, spot on! The crispness of the window frames, wow! I'm awe struck with this one.

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 Friday, June 10, 2022 10:00 AM

For those not aware by now. Our good friend and long time forum member Goldhammer, Art Waugh has passed away. Art was always a great guy and always had kind words to say and great advise to give. He was truly a friend indeed. He will be sadly missed. My GB's will always be one man short now. Godspeed my friend, I have updated the roster. Boo Hoo

Before Art passed I had a chance to visit him this last April. He knew his time was limited then and he gave me his kit entry for this GB. In his honor I am going to build that kit for him in his absense. It's the least I can do for such a dear friend. Thanks Art!! Yes

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, June 14, 2022 9:43 AM

So, I've begun the Kingfisher. I've heard it has fit issues. Well, so far every single locating peg is larger than its corosponding hole. Everything lines up, just nothing wants to fit together. I've had to drill out every hole and ream out square ones. It looks good, super detailed. Just slow going. I'll post up some pics as I get more done.

I am also working on the kit for Art. Simple little Cesna floater. The glass is smaller than the openings, so that was fun. I'll post up some pics soon on it as well. This one will build out pretty quick. The Kingfisher is gonna take some time, alot of time it seems.

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
    October 2009
Posted by JacknewbIII on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 11:38 PM

Sorry to hear about your friend Art passing Brandon. We look forward to seeing progress on the fisher and the cessna. 

After the input from the board here and then further research it appears the black cat should be "black" over a coat of chromate primer. That being said i have the first coat of aluminum on and it looks OK so far. It looks ready for the chromate coat. I will get some progress pics up soon. Thanks for the feedback on the scheme guys!

 

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, June 16, 2022 4:42 PM

Okay, so I have about 10 ish hours in the engine thus far on the kingfisher. Every part needs to be massaged to make it fit but once done, looks great. Tons of small bits, 99 parts on the engine and forward bulkhead alone. I've spent most of my time thus far working under a 4x magnifier. This kit is not for the faint of heart or those wishing for an easy, quick build. It'll look great when done, but when I'm done I will be done in.

I built out the PE seat belts and added the lifting cable which Eduard and the kit fail to supply, and don't mention. But the kit has both ends there, weird.

The Cessna has the side glass installed so I'll mask that up and paint the interior. This one will go quick once I get that going. More to come on both.

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
    October 2009
Posted by JacknewbIII on Thursday, June 23, 2022 1:03 PM

That is over the top Brandon! I am not sure I spend that much time on most kits total.

So I added some salt and a coat of zinc chromate and I am worried I have a mess on my hands. This is my first time trying salt method and I feel like the vallejo acrylics didnt do well with the salt. I think I might have sprayed when it was still too wet. That being said it looks better now that its dried and I have to go ahead with my black/grey. No turning back now. I will keep taking pics and get some up soon.

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