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Posted by TheMongoose on Monday, April 4, 2022 9:29 PM

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to a Monogram 1/72 SR-71 and that Tamiya P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo! And I just got a Trumpeter 1/32 F/A-18F!

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, April 4, 2022 10:18 AM

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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Posted by TheMongoose on Monday, April 4, 2022 9:37 AM

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to a Monogram 1/72 SR-71 and that Tamiya P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo! And I just got a Trumpeter 1/32 F/A-18F!

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 10:17 AM

goldhammer88

NK, email sent

 

Got it my friend. MC and I are getting it handled.

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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    August 2021
Posted by goldhammer88 on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 12:47 PM

NK, email sent

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Posted by castelnuovo on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 12:15 AM

Thank you Smile

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Posted by Glamdring on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 7:50 PM

TheMongoose

glamdring that paint must be smooth as plastic! Looking good. Your tanker camo and skin tone looks pretty impressive as well.

 

Thanks!  I live and die by Tamiya rattle cans.  Big Smile

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

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  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 7:49 PM

Brilliant work on that camo, Castelnuovo!  Congrats on a great build!

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

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  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 12:07 PM

Thank you modelcrazy and Brandon. The 3rd pic will be fine for the gallery

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 9:46 AM

castelnuovo

Well, for better or worse, I'll call this 109 finished

 

 

Okay, that is stunning. I had no idea you were gonna go with this camo. That is amazing. Well done!!! Bow Down

Which pic for 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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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 8:18 AM

Nice job on the camo Castel Big Smile Looks good.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

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Posted by castelnuovo on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 12:40 AM

Well, for better or worse, I'll call this 109 finished

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Monday, March 21, 2022 1:31 PM

glamdring that paint must be smooth as plastic! Looking good. Your tanker camo and skin tone looks pretty impressive as well.

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to a Monogram 1/72 SR-71 and that Tamiya P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo! And I just got a Trumpeter 1/32 F/A-18F!

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, March 21, 2022 10:00 AM

Glamdring

Mongoose - I look forward to your next update!  I enjoy seeing a good 1/72 build, and like to use them myself as a nice pallette cleanser after a rough build.

Weather cooperated, and paint has been applied to the Abrams.  Not that it looked that much different from the plastic itself.

 

Roadwheels are done and installed.  Next up is decals, the commander's MG, and the rubber bands.  Half of it is covered my the sideskirts, so I won't sweat them too much

I also bought the Legend M1 stowage set to add some life to it.  The tankers need some gear after all!

My last thought on the build is to figure out how to scratchbuild, or find something in scale  similar to, a 1/35 coffee can.  The Abrams commander who gave a lecture on his Desert Storm experience said that it was common for the tanks to put a coffee can over the ID light (the post at the back of the turret) because the light would heat up the can and would show up better on IR.

 

 

Looks really good. Factory fresh even. Cool bit about the coffee can. I might try a piece of round styrene rod and cap it, or even some small brass rod and cap that somehow to make the can. Doesn't seem reasonable to buy something so small just for that, but hey, that's what we do.

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: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Sunday, March 20, 2022 9:25 PM

Mongoose - I look forward to your next update!  I enjoy seeing a good 1/72 build, and like to use them myself as a nice pallette cleanser after a rough build.

Weather cooperated, and paint has been applied to the Abrams.  Not that it looked that much different from the plastic itself.

 

Roadwheels are done and installed.  Next up is decals, the commander's MG, and the rubber bands.  Half of it is covered my the sideskirts, so I won't sweat them too much

I also bought the Legend M1 stowage set to add some life to it.  The tankers need some gear after all!

My last thought on the build is to figure out how to scratchbuild, or find something in scale  similar to, a 1/35 coffee can.  The Abrams commander who gave a lecture on his Desert Storm experience said that it was common for the tanks to put a coffee can over the ID light (the post at the back of the turret) because the light would heat up the can and would show up better on IR.

 

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Monday, March 14, 2022 10:10 AM

TheMongoose

Glamdring I'm anxious to see some paint on that Abrams! My favorite tank ever.

on my end I'm waiting on parts and supplies for a number of builds so it's time to move the SS build up in the queue. Roll Movie

The extensive resin bonus my SS sent me was calling my name so let's kick it off with Tamiya's 1/72 BF109-G6! Started with the basic cockpit. This quickboost seat has alot of detail for this scale. Unreal in my opinion. The IP is pretty hidden so the kit decals is what I plan to use. Assembly is relatively quick. Just a little surgery to graft the seat in.

 

With the cockpit and side walls ready for primer I decided to work on the wings. Just too late to hook up the vent on the paintbooth and bother the family with the compressor and fan running. Those wingtips looked like some slow, steady, don't rush it time needed invested to make them look good. About 30 minutes to fit them up without a gap.

Depending how everything Else goes maybe I'll be ready for Regionals up in Dayton. I've got till the 24th to pull it together And this resin will set the build apart i think. Will do my best!

 

 

That is great detail for a small kit. This should be quite nice when done.

With price of kits getting so high, I may have to start collecting 1.72 kits as well.

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 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Monday, March 14, 2022 10:09 AM

castelnuovo

Getting there...

 

That went together quick. Looks suspiciously like a 109. 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
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, March 13, 2022 9:48 PM

Glamdring I'm anxious to see some paint on that Abrams! My favorite tank ever.

on my end I'm waiting on parts and supplies for a number of builds so it's time to move the SS build up in the queue. Roll Movie

The extensive resin bonus my SS sent me was calling my name so let's kick it off with Tamiya's 1/72 BF109-G6! Started with the basic cockpit. This quickboost seat has alot of detail for this scale. Unreal in my opinion. The IP is pretty hidden so the kit decals is what I plan to use. Assembly is relatively quick. Just a little surgery to graft the seat in.

 

With the cockpit and side walls ready for primer I decided to work on the wings. Just too late to hook up the vent on the paintbooth and bother the family with the compressor and fan running. Those wingtips looked like some slow, steady, don't rush it time needed invested to make them look good. About 30 minutes to fit them up without a gap.

Depending how everything Else goes maybe I'll be ready for Regionals up in Dayton. I've got till the 24th to pull it together And this resin will set the build apart i think. Will do my best!

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to a Monogram 1/72 SR-71 and that Tamiya P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo! And I just got a Trumpeter 1/32 F/A-18F!

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  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Sunday, March 13, 2022 7:57 PM

Steve - That looks just like it came off an Oshkosh brochure!  Really digging it.

Castelnuovo - That has flown together!  Can't wait to see it camo'd and decaled.  

As for my own Abrams on hiatus, I am delighted to report winter has broken and I hope to get it sprayed this week.  Wednesday is looking like the best chance, sunny and a high of 64.

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

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Posted by castelnuovo on Saturday, March 12, 2022 12:32 PM

Getting there...

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, March 11, 2022 11:31 AM

modelcrazy

Ouch, nasty gap that.

 

I'm coming along on the M-ATV. Nice kit! Super pleased with it. I received several figures and additions for the dio and will be starting on that as soon as I'm done with the turret.

 

That thing looks like it just rolled in outta the desert. Very nice details, can't wait for figures.

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
    July 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 5:51 PM

This looks super. Very inspiring and now I just have to have one Smile

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, March 7, 2022 10:54 AM

Ouch, nasty gap that.

 

I'm coming along on the M-ATV. Nice kit! Super pleased with it. I received several figures and additions for the dio and will be starting on that as soon as I'm done with the turret.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, March 3, 2022 9:35 AM

castelnuovo

The Me-109 is coming together well. During the dry fit everything was fine and then that big gap....Oh, well. Tamiya putti should take care of it

 

Wow! That is a huge gap for a Tamiya kit. Easy enough to fix though. You put the together quick.

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
    July 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Thursday, March 3, 2022 12:43 AM

The Me-109 is coming together well. During the dry fit everything was fine and then that big gap....Oh, well. Tamiya putti should take care of it

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, February 25, 2022 10:41 AM

castelnuovo

I am crackin' this one open

 

And this is what is inside. Classic Tamiya look, sharp and enough details but not Dragon style Smile

 

 

I have this one in the stash, breaking out the popcorn.

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 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, February 25, 2022 12:22 AM

Great kit.  I did that one last year

Thanks,

John

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Posted by castelnuovo on Thursday, February 24, 2022 11:36 PM

I am crackin' this one open

 

And this is what is inside. Classic Tamiya look, sharp and enough details but not Dragon style Smile

 

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Posted by Mach1 on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 7:06 PM

castelnuovo

 

 
Mach1

Amazing work on the Abrams, figures, and MATV guys.

 

I've been chipping away at the decals on the Tornado. The decals are thin and settle down nicely, but have a tendency to fold up on themselves when sliding them off the backer. Slicing the decals down into smaller sections (some are head-scratchingly large) helps to alleviate this and also makes it much easier to float them into position making the extra work very much worthwhile.

 

 

 

 

Looks super. What is the secret to those stripes? Some kind of masking?

 

Thanks Castel.

The stripes are all decals. Hobbyboss did a reasonably good job of designing them in sections to make lining them up as easy as possible, for example each upper wing glove is its own decal with the necessary stripes. Other areas, like the areas around each landing gear bay, are also a decal that I cut into sections to make their application easier. I also apply Micro Sol several times after the decal is down - no real rhyme or reason to how many coats, I just go until the decal looks like it was painted on when the Micro Sol evaporates.

The only thing I do that might approach the level of a "secret technique" is that I don't put down a layer of gloss finish before decaling. I dip a brush in water so its damp and then brush down the area I'm applying the decal to.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 11:53 AM

keavdog

I agree!  looks like Steve is posting pics from a walkaround Stick out tongue

 

Wow, now that's a complement! Big Smile

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

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