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Floats and Boats GB 2022, commence to building

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Posted by JacknewbIII on Monday, August 15, 2022 8:20 PM

The pit is looking nice Mach1. Here are some pics of the base. I am going to add more color and am slowly filling back in my landing area with white glue (overdid the cutout). I went a bit deep and am trying to layer just to the right depth. I am also going to hit the plane with flat and assemble most of it for the landing.

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, August 14, 2022 8:30 PM

Mach1

Here's my first progress update. The pit has been going together well, though I'm just getting to the parts that involve a lot of the PE and small resin parts. Hopefully I'll have noticeable progress to report next weekend.

 

 

Great progress there. The pit will look very nice with all that added details.

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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    June 2019
Posted by Mach1 on Sunday, August 14, 2022 8:29 PM

Here's my first progress update. The pit has been going together well, though I'm just getting to the parts that involve a lot of the PE and small resin parts. Hopefully I'll have noticeable progress to report next weekend.

 

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Posted by Mach1 on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 8:31 PM

Thanks Jack.

Looking forward to seeing your Cat on it's base.

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Posted by JacknewbIII on Sunday, August 7, 2022 1:04 PM

Cool kt mach1. I don't know that I have ever seen one of those before. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it. 

I have been painting my base and prepping the landing area. Progress pics to follow.

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, August 5, 2022 9:17 PM

Mach1

Brandon, I've decided on the 1:48 IMAM (Romeo) RO.43 from Special Hobby.

 

I have the roster updated.

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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    June 2019
Posted by Mach1 on Friday, August 5, 2022 7:53 PM

Brandon, I've decided on the 1:48 IMAM (Romeo) RO.43 from Special Hobby.

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, August 5, 2022 8:59 AM

Dodgy

So the fuselage halves are together and the lower wings are on. I have also started in the cockpit.

 

That PE will certainly test your patience. Looks like it will be very nice when complete. Looking forward to seeing more.

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
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Friday, August 5, 2022 5:31 AM

So the fuselage halves are together and the lower wings are on. I have also started in the cockpit.

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

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Friday, August 5, 2022 5:27 AM

So this is my first real experience with PE, and this lot is just for the cockpit!

Harold: Your Cat looks a bloody ripper mate! I couldn't see anything wrong at all.

Piers: The Curtiss is looking great, love the pilot. Very interested to see how the decal printing goes.

Cheers all

Dodgy

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

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, July 31, 2022 9:50 AM

lostagain

Dodgy, the Sopwith Baby looks interesting, sounds like there will be a bit of work and investigation there.
Jack, looking forward to seeing your method for the water setting.
Brandon, the Kingfisher is looking fantastic, great interior detail there. The Cessna is coming along nicely too.
Harold, super work on the PBY wing. Glad you explained the varnish will make it look darker and how you get the blend into the boundary for the colours.
The curtiss racer is coming along, the painting is done, but the decals are another question as I have to produce the decals and I am trying to paint them on clear decal sheet.
I have painted up the pilot too, trying to get him looking like the anime picture.

 

 

Looking really good, LA. The pilot is great, love the stash. 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
    April 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Sunday, July 31, 2022 8:07 AM

Dodgy, the Sopwith Baby looks interesting, sounds like there will be a bit of work and investigation there.
Jack, looking forward to seeing your method for the water setting.
Brandon, the Kingfisher is looking fantastic, great interior detail there. The Cessna is coming along nicely too.
Harold, super work on the PBY wing. Glad you explained the varnish will make it look darker and how you get the blend into the boundary for the colours.
The curtiss racer is coming along, the painting is done, but the decals are another question as I have to produce the decals and I am trying to paint them on clear decal sheet.
I have painted up the pilot too, trying to get him looking like the anime picture.

 

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    October 2009
Posted by JacknewbIII on Friday, July 29, 2022 11:48 PM

Harold that is looking absolutely awesome! I don't see any of the items you brought up and look forward to the next update for sure. 

 

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, July 29, 2022 1:44 PM

Looks awesome!  I have a new appreciation of PBYs after watching Greyhound.

Thanks,

John

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, July 29, 2022 12:27 PM

Sergeant

Hello Brandon, Jack, Piers, PJ, Ferg, and John. I see a lot of great work is getting done while I have been away.

I finished repainting the camouflage pattern on the wing. It is not a perfect replica of the reference photograph, but it looks a lot closer than it did before. If you see something I missed, please let me know otherwise tomorrow I will mask the top surface of the wing and paint the lower side. I will paint the outboard side of the floats and top side of the engine nacelles with camouflage Dark Slate Gray and Extra Dark Sea Grey to match the wing.

You may see a shadow line on the Dark Slate Grey where I touched up the camouflage pattern if you look very closely. That will go away when I give the paint a couple of coats of varnish. The varnish will also darken both the Dark Slate Grey and Extra Dark Sea Grey to match the hull. I use a 3,000-grit sanding sponge before varnish to soften the camouflage pattern lines, as you can see on the hull there is a very soft transition from one colour to the other.

Harold
 
 
 
 

 

 

Man, that is looking great. I can't see anything wrong. Carry 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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    September 2018
  • From: Vancouver, Washington USA
Posted by Sergeant on Friday, July 29, 2022 11:39 AM

Hello Brandon, Jack, Piers, PJ, Ferg, and John. I see a lot of great work is getting done while I have been away.

I finished repainting the camouflage pattern on the wing. It is not a perfect replica of the reference photograph, but it looks a lot closer than it did before. If you see something I missed, please let me know otherwise tomorrow I will mask the top surface of the wing and paint the lower side. I will paint the outboard side of the floats and top side of the engine nacelles with camouflage Dark Slate Gray and Extra Dark Sea Grey to match the wing.

You may see a shadow line on the Dark Slate Grey where I touched up the camouflage pattern if you look very closely. That will go away when I give the paint a couple of coats of varnish. The varnish will also darken both the Dark Slate Grey and Extra Dark Sea Grey to match the hull. I use a 3,000-grit sanding sponge before varnish to soften the camouflage pattern lines, as you can see on the hull there is a very soft transition from one colour to the other.

Harold
 
 
 
 

 

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 5:52 AM

Both looking very sweet BK, especially the Kingfisher. I have spent all day cutting and folding photoetch. Tomorrow I will be glueing it together for priming. fuselage halves glued together and awaiting sanding. Photos tomorrow.

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

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    October 2009
Posted by JacknewbIII on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 12:49 AM

That used look on the fisher interior looks really good Brandon. Looks like you made some nice progress on that Cessna interior as well.

Good builds going on in this thread guys!

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 10:11 AM

Now for a quick update on the Cessna. I have the interior done on it also and it is closed up now. I am working the seams and installing the high wing. Paint is not far off on 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 Tuesday, July 26, 2022 10:08 AM

Well, gents. The interior is now complete and I have closed it up. Man, that was a ton of work. I chipped it up a tad for eye appeal and some minor grime to show use. She should clip along at a tad faster pace now that the interior is done. I am going to set it asside for a few weeks while I jump on my SS gift and get it started. I need to get the upper hull asssembled and zimmeret applied so I can get these both done on time. More to come.

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 Monday, July 25, 2022 11:52 AM

Jack, the PBY will look at home on water, looking forward to it. I need to get myself to do a waterbase. I just can't seem to get going on one. Someday.

Dodgy, the plastic does look like the older Airfix kits, thick and clunky, but builds out nicely. Looking forward to seeing 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
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Monday, July 25, 2022 6:13 AM

This is an old Eduard kit, from 94, I think. It has a lot of PE, but very thick, clunky plastic and lots of flash. There are no locating pins and the instructions are a little vague in places, but it's cleaning up okay. The amount of PE is a bit daunting, but nothing ventured, nothing gained. So they say...... Virtually the whole cockpit is PE with multiple folds on some parts. Also it's not easy differentiating between the Sopwith and Blackburn versions as the sprue/parts diagram does not match the sprue layout. However I'm enjoying the process so far.

Looking forward to seeing the completed diorama of the cat Jack.

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

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Monday, July 25, 2022 5:58 AM

So, a start on the Sopwith Baby.

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

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, July 24, 2022 10:04 PM

The PBY is looking good.  We've been in Goodyear for 2 weeks and I understand it's a particularly hot summer.  

Thanks,

John

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    October 2009
Posted by JacknewbIII on Sunday, July 24, 2022 9:42 PM

It's that time of year in Phoenix where I don't enjoy the outdoors so I have been building. Checking in here with the start of water my base. I have decided the craft will be landing and I have my cutout concept done. I found some old scultplamold in the stash and I think I will use that to make my water effect. I will try to get some work done this week. 

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, July 17, 2022 10:08 AM

Dodgy
As for me, well the Sopwith Baby is turning out to be a real challenge and I haven't even started glueing yet! It turns out there are 3 variants that can be built from the kit and there is no colour guide. The instructions are confusing at best and I am going to be doing a lot of research to match a scheme with the correct variant. Markings appear to be for an Italian machine, a Norwegian machine and an RFC machine, but there is nothing in the instructions to confirm this, or show the placement of decals. The box top art shows a plain linen covered machine with plain wooden floats, whilst the side of the box shows a machine in RFC green with a chequered cowl. I intend to do the version shown on the box top, but there are no specific decals for this version. Confusing, but not a major problem.

Well now, that sounds like some work. Looks like you'll be well invested in this one by the end. Can't wait for it.

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
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Sunday, July 17, 2022 7:23 AM

Hi Fellas. As some of you know I have been absent from the forums due to issues with my wifes health and problems with internet acess, so I'm starting late. The quality of work on here is amazing and I have gone back to the beginning of the GB and read every page.

Keavdog: Your H19 is stunning. To see an old kit like that so beautifully finished is amazing. I have no doubt you will do justice to the Rufe as well. I have also been struggling with Japanese interior colours in regard to the Kate that I am building for Gamera's Japanese GB.

PlasticJ: Wow. What you did with the Seamew blew me away.

Helo:The Seamaster looked like a challenging build, but you smashed it! Fantastic work mate.

Lost: The Curtis is looking sweet. Love what you did with the pilot.

Harold: What can I say about your Cat.... One of the most amazing paint jobs I have ever seen on a model.

JackN: I love the weathering you have done on your Cat. I'm very much looking forward to seeing how you finish it.

Brandon: Very sorry to hear about Goldhammer. I was gutted. I love that you're doing the Cessna for him. If I may make a suggestion, think about including it on the Absent Friends GB. Just a thought. As for the Kingfisher, it sounds like you have a lot of work in front of you, but in 1/32 it should look stunning. Incidentaly, I hope your back is treating you more kindly.

As for me, well the Sopwith Baby is turning out to be a real challenge and I haven't even started glueing yet! It turns out there are 3 variants that can be built from the kit and there is no colour guide. The instructions are confusing at best and I am going to be doing a lot of research to match a scheme with the correct variant. Markings appear to be for an Italian machine, a Norwegian machine and an RFC machine, but there is nothing in the instructions to confirm this, or show the placement of decals.

The box top art shows a plain linen covered machine with plain wooden floats, whilst the side of the box shows a machine in RFC green with a chequered cowl. I intend to do the version shown on the box top, but there are no specific decals for this version.

Confusing, but not a major problem.

Cheers all,

Dodgy.

 

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

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, July 16, 2022 10:15 AM

Jack, that Cat looks well worn. Kinda looks like it was in Japanese service. The chipping looks really well done and she certainly looks well used. Love it.

LA, the Racer is coming along. I think this is gonna a be sweet little floater when done.

I'm making slow progress on the KF, but small bits and tight fit are slow going. I should have some more pics to show in the coming days.

Keep up the great work gents.

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 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Saturday, July 16, 2022 7:46 AM

Jack, that Cat has had eight hard lives to date! Interested to see how you bring this one together.

Harold, the cat is lookin great, the engines look great together (temporarily)

The curtiss racer is coming along slowly, got some white and yellow on board

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