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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 12:11 AM

Modelers:

Hutch6390- 1/76 Airfix Bofors towed gun 

SteveCB- Airfix IL-2 in 1/72  

Taxtp- Airfix 1/72 Josef Stalin III

dwsrazor- Revell Seehund 

thedobber92- M26 Toon tank 

Justinryan215- Victory 356 Hawk Ekranoplan

Modelcrazy- 1/72 Hasegawa Ki-84 Hayate 

bobbailey- 1/25 MPC Pinto Ridge Runner

TheMongoose- Lindberg Gee Bee and Tamiya SU Sea-Flanker 

Caveman- Hasegawa 1/48 P-51D, AMT 1/25 Mustang Cobra,  Trumpeter JPE-00

learmech64- Academy1/72 F6F

Dodgy- 1/72 Hasegawa Isuzu TX-40 fuel truck

lostagain- 1/48 Testors (Hawk) GeeBee

BrandonK- 1/72 Tamiya Ki-61-Id

GMorrison- Hobbycraft 1/72 F2H-3/4 Banshee

Bufflehead- 1/35 Tamiya Kubelwagen 

Leftovers:

GMorrison- 1/72 Hasegawa F8E- parts painted and cockpit started.

 

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 12:11 AM

Reserved for finished builds.

 

Hutch6390- 1/76 Airfix Bofors towed gun 

 

SteveCB- Airfix IL-2 in 1/72  

 

Taxtp- Airfix 1/72 Josef Stalin III 

 

dwsrazor- Revell Seehund 

 

thedobber92- M26 Toon tank 

 

Justinryan215- Victory 356 Hawk Ekranoplan

 

Modelcrazy- 1/72 Hasegawa Ki-84 Hayate 

 

bobbailey- 1/25 MPC Pinto Ridge Runner

 

TheMongoose- Lindberg Gee Bee and Tamiya SU Sea-Flanker

Caveman- Hasegawa 1/48 P-51D. , AMT 1/25 Mustang Cobra,  Trumpeter JPE-00

 

lostagain- 1/48 Testors (Hawk) GeeBee

 

BrandonK- 1/72 Tamiya Ki-61-Id

 

Bufflehead- 1/35 Tamiya Kubelwagen

 

 

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by Hutch6390 on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 10:57 AM

Thanks for taking this on, Bill, count me in- I don't know what with yet.  I thought last year's choice (Airfix 1/72 BAe Hawk) would be manageable, but I ran into paint problemsSad & missed the deadline.  So what - it was fun!  I'll have a rummage through the stash & let you know when I've decided.

Cheers,

              Hutch.

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 11:16 AM

Hutch6390

Thanks for taking this on, Bill,

Ditto

Put me down as well. I never missed one since I started here.

I'll probably do a 1/72 armor build or maybe a 1/72 plane.

Steve

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

 

 

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Posted by bobbaily on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 3:29 PM

Bill-thank you for running this GB-always a good time.

Not sure what I'll be building but I'll be building something-may try several, depending on my schedule.

Also, I'm sure I have some 'turkeys' that could be finished-and that's a great idea BTW.

Bob

 

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Posted by Caveman on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 9:35 PM

I'm in.  Always look forward to this one.  I'll pick my starting kit closer to the date.

 

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Posted by learmech64 on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 9:53 PM
Count me in Bill. I’ll probably go with the Academy1/72 F6F

Doug

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Posted by Dodgy on Thursday, October 7, 2021 2:36 AM

You're on Bill old mate. I'm going to go with a 1/72 Hasegawa Isuzu TX-40 fuel truck.

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

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Posted by lostagain on Thursday, October 7, 2021 5:26 AM

Bill, I'm definitely in, no idea what yet. I will have to search through the stash to find a suitable victim.

Vale Larry

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, October 7, 2021 5:59 AM

I haven't done this one since my first go as this is a busy time of year for my business. I will give it a go for Buddy. I have a few kits that might 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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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, October 7, 2021 9:48 AM

I have a 1/72 Hasegawa Ki-84 Hayate in the stash. I can knock that one out I beleive.

Steve

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

 

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, October 7, 2021 2:47 PM

Wonderful, all!

I'm looking forward to this. 

 

My "turkey" will be the 1/72 Hasegawa F8E I didn't get near to finishing last time.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 9:38 AM

Looks like I have a 1/72 Tamiya Ki-61-Id that will fit the bill. Let's use that 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

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Posted by scottrc on Thursday, October 14, 2021 10:52 AM

Hey Bill,

I gotta participate in this one.  I don't have anything that comes to mind to build yet, but find somwething in the old stash,hey, maybe another sailing ship, or a tank.

 

Scott

 

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Posted by dwsrazor on Monday, October 25, 2021 11:32 PM

Awesome!!!  Thanks Bill for picking up the reins on this.  I am definitely in.  I'll have a rummage throught the stash and let you know.

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, October 25, 2021 11:36 PM

Welcome, Brandon, Scott and Dave.

Dave it's been too long!

The new feature is "last years leftovers".

For the week preceding the WM build, past Calvins are invited to finish off the carcasses that have been in the back of the feezer from last year.

 

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Saturday, October 30, 2021 4:19 AM

I had fun last time....I'm in!

 

...not sure on the subject yet, though....

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, November 1, 2021 11:35 PM

Great to have you Justin,

ok and remember, leftovers from last year start on the 18th.

I will up the ante with a bonus token soon.

I know how hard the politics get with a 48 hour deadline, so there'll be a glass of wine pause available for 4 hours during the 48.

the idea is to honor Buddy and maybe raise a glass to his large fuzziness in the heat of battle.

Bill

 

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by SteveCB on Sunday, November 7, 2021 7:52 PM

I'm in.  It's always fun.  Kit TBD.

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Posted by taxtp on Thursday, November 11, 2021 4:22 PM
I'm definitely in. Haven't been here for a while, it's been one of those years. Can I build on a different weekend, as I'm getting a huge load of instant turf delivered to my house that weekend. Put me down for an Airfix 1/72 Josef Stalin III tank please.

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

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Posted by Hutch6390 on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 12:07 PM

Hutch6390
Thanks for taking this on, Bill, count me in- I don't know what with yet.

  
Hutch6390
I'll have a rummage through the stash & let you know when I've decided.

Well, I think I'm going to go with the Tamiya SAS Jeep, this will be a crossover with the "Off to the Theater" GB.  I don't know yet when I'll be able to start it, but I'll try not to leave it too lateBig Smile!

Thanks again, Bill.

                         Hutch.

Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, you know?

   

TakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakka

 

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 12:25 PM

Ive finally decided on a kit....I think...

Its been a toss up between several kits, but now that the game is afoot, I'm pulling the trigger.

 

The kit I've decided on is a strange one...it is Victory 356 Hawk Ekranoplan: and I am planning a little twist on it as well... I've been sitting on this one for a while now.  The time for this kit has come!

 

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 6:41 PM

I going to be starting tomorrow morning with the 1/72 Hasegawa Ki-84

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 keavdog on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 6:45 PM

Justinryan215

Ive finally decided on a kit....I think...

Its been a toss up between several kits, but now that the game is afoot, I'm pulling the trigger.

 

The kit I've decided on is a strange one...it is Victory 356 Hawk Ekranoplan: and I am planning a little twist on it as well... I've been sitting on this one for a while now.  The time for this kit has come!

 

 

What's the story with this fish-bird?

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 8:11 PM

keavdog

 

 
Justinryan215

Ive finally decided on a kit....I think...

Its been a toss up between several kits, but now that the game is afoot, I'm pulling the trigger.

 

The kit I've decided on is a strange one...it is Victory 356 Hawk Ekranoplan: and I am planning a little twist on it as well... I've been sitting on this one for a while now.  The time for this kit has come!

 

 

 

 

What's the story with this fish-bird?

 

 

honestly....I have no idea!  I saw it somewhere, and instantly had an idea for a build, and had to have it!

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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Posted by Thedobber92 on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 9:22 PM

If it's not too late would like to join in on the fun with an M26 Toon tank

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 9:23 PM

Bill it's awesome you're keeping this going! I'm in with 2 builds this year :-) 

No leftovers for me though...I always chose something small, like a 1/144 Revell Bakurat.

This year a GeeBee Racer and a Sea Flanker. Challenges for sure I think...the GeeBee because this kit is flash central, definitely old molds.

This weekend I'm planning to start the GeeBee Racer. Open to opinions on the kit red and white of Doolitle or going with the alternate black and yellow Victory Girl?

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to 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 dwsrazor on Thursday, November 25, 2021 2:13 AM

Justinryan I am diggin that Ekranoplan.  Looking forward to the Gee-Bee too!

Jump right in Thedobber92.  Looks like afun build.

I have chosen to go with a naval theme this year.  I will be atempting the Revell Seahund.  No holiday here in Canada tomorrow but I have some time off coming up starting next week so maybe a Sunday afternoon start for me.

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Posted by TheMongoose on Thursday, November 25, 2021 11:10 AM

OK things are quiet in the house and my turkey duties are done for now so I'm gonna go ahead and get this build started!

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to 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 TheMongoose on Thursday, November 25, 2021 2:38 PM

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to 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 taxtp on Thursday, November 25, 2021 5:14 PM

The clock is ticking here, just after 10am Friday morning. I'm making a start.

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by taxtp on Thursday, November 25, 2021 6:58 PM

After about 90 minutes, I've cleaned up the ejection pin marks and part numbers from the hull side pieces, cleaned up and drilled out the main gun and built the turret.

Cheers

Tony

 

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

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Posted by TheMongoose on Thursday, November 25, 2021 10:02 PM

Tony that looks like some nasty pin marks on the barrel. Nice job cleaning THAT up!

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to 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 modelcrazy on Friday, November 26, 2021 12:18 AM

Oh man Tony, that's some work.

Chris good luck, especially on the paint scheme.

OK, I started this morning at 9:01.

I love these double kits. I think I'll build the left one.

Typical aircraft build, starting with the cockpit.

While the paint was drying I sprayed Alclad for a base for chipping.

I've had my Alclad for a few years, what is it's shelf life? This is what happed after spraying it. Has anyone seen this before? It started crating webs. Easy to remove but odd.

Now 10:00 and have the fuse together.

11:00 and I have the canopy masked, on and silver touched up.

After I completed that we went to family for Thanksgiving. We returned around 9:30 pm and I installed the engine and sprayed chipping fluid. Now I have time to catch up the pictures. Tomorrow comes the camo, decals and hopefully finish.

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 TheMongoose on Friday, November 26, 2021 6:38 AM

modelcrazy

Oh man Tony, that's some work.

Chris good luck, especially on the paint scheme.

OK, I started this morning at 9:01.

I love these double kits. I think I'll build the left one.

Typical aircraft build, starting with the cockpit.

While the paint was drying I sprayed Alclad for a base for chipping.

I've had my Alclad for a few years, what is it's shelf life? This is what happed after spraying it. Has anyone seen this before? It started crating webs. Easy to remove but odd.

Now 10:00 and have the fuse together.

11:00 and I have the canopy masked, on and silver touched up.

After I completed that we went to family for Thanksgiving. We returned around 9:30 pm and I installed the engine and sprayed chipping fluid. Now I have time to catch up the pictures. Tomorrow comes the camo, decals and hopefully finish.

 

Hey I know what that is Geeked !

Your paint is drying in the air, before it hits The model. In your case most likely due to the thinners that are in the paint for spraying evaporating over time. My solution is to add mr color leveling thinner to the paint, then respray. Usually about 25% at this point but experiment a little to find out what you need. It goes away right off the bat so it'll be easy to tell. Brush the dusty dry paint off first of course. for me it usually brushes right off. If you don't have that but have another thinner of your choice give it a try.

 

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to 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 Justinryan215 on Friday, November 26, 2021 7:27 AM

Okay...here we go!!!

 

 

Building began for me at 7:25 AM Friday morning, EST!

Amp's Victory 357 Hawk has begun...

 

 

and, the What if- aspect of my build:

assoon as I first saw this kit, I envisioned a dieselpunk-esq Santa Fe 'Big Chief' Livery on this thing, so....lets see if I can negotiate this!

 

It seems like a fairly simple kit, with only a few sprues to work from.  

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Friday, November 26, 2021 8:55 AM

Two hoursin, here is my first update!

 

 

while this is a simple kit, there is A LOT of clean up, with misaligned molds and flash, and all on some flat out TINY parts!

I have also been bringing this adventure to the facebook on my modeling page, Ryan's Random Modelwerks, and using the hashtag #weekendslammerbuild, so if you are on the facebook and Instagram, post your stuff with that hashtag so everyone can see!!!

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Friday, November 26, 2021 12:02 PM

Justin I love the Big Chief theme! Looking forward to seeing this come together. sounds like more flash than my old Lindberg Gee Bee lol

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to 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 Justinryan215 on Friday, November 26, 2021 1:33 PM

I've got one of those (the Coca-Cola version sometimes available at Ollies), and, not too far off!

 

thank you!

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, November 26, 2021 1:46 PM

Alright, I'm going in...

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 BrandonK on Friday, November 26, 2021 3:56 PM

It is now coming on 3 pm. I have some stuff glued and painted. Tossed in the dryer for few hours and I'll detail the cockpit and hopefully close it up tonight.

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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Posted by Thedobber92 on Friday, November 26, 2021 4:49 PM

I am getting this build started.

build start

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Friday, November 26, 2021 4:51 PM

Oh snap, could this be the 1st one I don't finish? Stick around for 18 more hours and see haha Wink

my compulsion to make it look at least semi clean keep rearing it's ugly head and then the logic says hey lets close up that gap too. Must resist...

gotta finish by noon tomorrow. Fortunately the wife is working late and i have lots of turkey leftovers for a quick dinner. Bonus, my MCW lacquers are all gloss paint so I can go straight to decals!

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to 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 SteveCB on Friday, November 26, 2021 7:57 PM

Here goes my contribution.  I'm going with an Airfix IL-2 in 1/72.  Looks pretty straightforward. 

 

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, November 26, 2021 10:19 PM

OK boys, I'm done, just before 30 hours.

This is what it looked like before leaving it to dry today.

And completed.

Thanks Bill for hosting this for Buddy. He would be happy to see how many participants there are.

Steve

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

 

 

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Posted by Caveman on Friday, November 26, 2021 11:10 PM

Wow.  That was quick!  Great finish!

Well, it's time to dive in.  Starting at Midnight, Saturday morning.  1/48 P-51. 

Let's keep it rolling!

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More in the morning!

 

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Posted by Thedobber92 on Friday, November 26, 2021 11:13 PM

Added some texture to the hull and turret watching too much Nightshift. Up next is primer.

 

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Posted by taxtp on Saturday, November 27, 2021 12:37 AM

A bit more progress on my Airfix JS III tank. I like them to be a little heavy, so that they sit better on the tracks.

It's basically built now, and moving into the painting phase.

Cheers

Tony

 

 

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

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Posted by Thedobber92 on Saturday, November 27, 2021 2:14 AM

Primer and the first layer of paint are done. Not sure what direction I am going to take this. But I am really enjoying this build.

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, November 27, 2021 6:24 AM

Some great looking builds here, can't wait till i get a chance to read thru them Wink

up at 6 this morning and into the paint booth. I managed to get her wrapped in Mr Surfacer last night around 1230. What a saving grace that is in a spray can!

All in white primer at 630

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to 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 Justinryan215 on Saturday, November 27, 2021 7:03 AM

My final day one update.  It has been 24 hours since I've began, and this kit is not treating me in a very friendly way!  I am way behind schedule.  I wanted to have this wearing its primer pj's in the dehydrator last night before I enst to bed, but instead, 'Big Chief' needed that time to help dry/cure the Sprue Goo filler.

 

I am beginning this morning with sanding.  lots and lots of sanding.  This one is really testing my "Basic Modeling Skills"....lol

 

 

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, November 27, 2021 11:18 AM

Wow, Steve, incredible finish and quick. Well done!!

I have it all closed up, just need to mask and apply the canopy, clean up and off to paint. Lots of decals on this one that will take a hot minute. Hope I can do this one in time.

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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Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, November 27, 2021 11:23 AM

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to 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 modelcrazy on Saturday, November 27, 2021 12:02 PM

Looks Great Chris! Excellent job on those scallops. It is an interesting plane with a bright paint scheme. 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, November 27, 2021 12:12 PM

Good stuff here for sure

Tiny I like the fishing weight idea in the tub. Gonna store that one away.

Dobber that toon is cool. One day i'll buy one. Perfect for weekend madness in so many ways!

Brandon bring it home! That cockpit looks sharp.

Justin, Mr Surfacer is your friend on this one. Yougot any? Man that looks like alot of gaps. You'll get it though. It's about fun and not the gaps. We just have to keep telling ourselves that to hold off the madness Propeller

Steve what can we say. done early and you weathered that baby like she'd seen some service. Nice work on the chipping and the overall paint scheme!

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to 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 Justinryan215 on Saturday, November 27, 2021 2:58 PM

TheMongoose

Good stuff here for sure

Justin, Mr Surfacer is your friend on this one. Yougot any? Man that looks like alot of gaps. You'll get it though. It's about fun and not the gaps. We just have to keep telling ourselves that to hold off the madness Propeller

 

 

i do!  Both 1000 AND 1500.  I might be ok with ignoring many of the seams, except that this will have a NMF finish, and t would drive me nuts! Lol

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

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Posted by Dodgy on Saturday, November 27, 2021 4:04 PM

Great stuff folks. Sorry Bill, but I have to pull out of the build. My boat went up on the slip on Friday and I'm flat out trying to get her done and back in the water before I go broke.

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

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Posted by taxtp on Saturday, November 27, 2021 6:44 PM

I made it ! Here's a couple of rather hurried photos of the finished model, within time, then a couple of better photos. I had to rush out 20 minutes before close to take my daughter to work. I've realised that I'd broken on of the road wheels, and omitted to attach the machine gun. Both of these have now been done.

I've done some colour modulation, but its hard to see in these photos. The white circles were masked and painted, as the decals were off centre and yellowed. The red stars were cut from them. It got a quick pin wash and some weathering and chipping with various pencils, due to lack of time, or I would have taken it further.

The Josef Stalin III tank remained in service until 1955, slightly outliving it's namesake.

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Saturday, November 27, 2021 10:25 PM

Well, despite having been at it for the better part of 16 hours today, I've had it.  I am beat.  My back and hind end hurt from being in this chair.

 

I can definitely get is finished this weekend, but, as my 48 ends at 7:30 tomorrow morning (EST), I am just not gonna make it by then.

This short run kit fought me just about every step of the way, with misaligned molds, flash, seam lines on just about every part...on top of the poor fit...but, here is my final update for day two...It probably didnt help that I was going for a what if/dieselpunk Santa Fe transport, or that I was trying a new silver paint....

 

Well, her is Big Chief, as I head to bed...

After all the bodywork was 'adequate', I but Big Chiefinto black primer, using Mr. Surfacer 1500 in a rattlecan:

 

Then, I called in reinforcements (the modeling fluid) to try and help get it across that goal line after getting the base silver on...

I used Vallejo's Liquid Silver' Alcohol based silver as the base color

 

and decided to decal the fuselage so that I knew exactly where to tape out for the red upper/front surfaces...

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, November 27, 2021 10:47 PM

Good job Tony.

Justin, that's too bad. This challange can be difficult. I missed the deadline last year on my first try. That's going to be cool though.

Steve

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Posted by bufflehead on Sunday, November 28, 2021 12:21 AM

Is it too late to join Bill?  I've joined all of Lewbud's previous Weekend Madness GBs and I'd love to join again to honor him.  As usual I'm out of town this Thanksgiving weekend, but I can set aside next weekend for a krazee kwik build!  Maybe a couple of weekends before Santa shows up!

Ernest

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, November 28, 2021 10:31 AM

bufflehead

Is it too late to join Bill?  I've joined all of Lewbud's previous Weekend Madness GBs and I'd love to join again to honor him.  As usual I'm out of town this Thanksgiving weekend, but I can set aside next weekend for a krazee kwik build!  Maybe a couple of weekends before Santa shows up!

 

Yes of course (no it's not too late) , just post your dates and subject when you are ready.

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, November 28, 2021 11:27 AM

I am gonna be down to the wire this year. I have it cleared and sitting in the dehydrater drying now. All I need to do is pull the masking off the canopy and take pics. Stay tuned.

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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Posted by Caveman on Sunday, November 28, 2021 12:50 PM

Hey guys!  I lost my internet last nite so wasn't able to post.  Not that there is much to see.  This kit is rather simple but goes together well.  Basic pit and only a few parts for the fuse.  Mostly together and in first coat of paint.  With ten hours to go, I should be OK.

 P1012147 by Tim Bowers, on Flickr

 P1012155 by Tim Bowers, on Flickr

 P1012157 by Tim Bowers, on Flickr

 P1012158 by Tim Bowers, on Flickr

 P1012161 by Tim Bowers, on Flickr

Got to let things dry down a bit.  More to come.  Keep at it guys!

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, November 28, 2021 1:03 PM

And, DONE. One hour to spare. Very nice kit and it builds very well. I just don't like 1/72, they are too small for me. Especially today with my super shakey hands. But, I pulled it off and although not perfect I am very happy with how it turned out. Now to find one in 1/48.

Buddy, we all miss you and wish you had been here for this. This one is for you my friend.

Beer

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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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, November 28, 2021 2:27 PM

Nice looking Tony BK!

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Posted by SteveCB on Sunday, November 28, 2021 2:34 PM

Finished at 12:40, 30 minutes to spare. 

Masked

brown base

Green added

Decals, Polish markings

Final details

Done

My last 3 weekend builds

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, November 28, 2021 2:54 PM

Looks good Steve

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, November 28, 2021 3:21 PM

Nice work, Steve. Tons of work in a short time. Well 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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Posted by taxtp on Sunday, November 28, 2021 4:45 PM

My hats off to all of you. Some really excellent builds, and some challenging ones too. I reckon that Gee Bee would take me a year, so really well done. Both of the Japanese aircraft are eye catching. 

I'll take a moment to honor Buddy, I think he'd be happy with us.

Bill, I might lock and load again for next weekend. I always enjoy these weekends so much. Anyone care to join ?

Thanks for hosting this, and to all participants, I've enjoyed your builds retrospectively because I'm always too busy to read them at the time :)

I'm really pleased with the weekend. I got this model done, laid 100 square metres of turf in the backyard, then dug out and prepared and laid another 30 metres of it on the nature strip. 

Cheers

Tony

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by Thedobber92 on Sunday, November 28, 2021 5:02 PM

Done was a super fun build, tried a few new things, textured the hull and turret, and did hair spay paint distressing. Had a lot of fun on this one.  

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, November 28, 2021 7:27 PM

Neet little tank. Those are so much fun. 

Steve

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Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, November 28, 2021 7:33 PM

Dobber i can see all the work you put into that toon!

Bk that's a beauty.

Tony i may join you again next weekend! I've got another one but not sure about Holiday plans yet.

Steve nice looking triple play there. I can't help but think of Purina pet food every time I see that Polish marking lol

 

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to 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 Justinryan215 on Sunday, November 28, 2021 8:52 PM

ok....here it is....12hour overdue, but I got it done!

She is ugly, close up, but should look just fine in my display case...

 

This kit fought me to the bitter end.  The last step necessary was to install the glass.  The kit glass was horrendous.  I ended up making the front glass out of plastic blisster packaging, and the side glass ( as you can probable tell, were made from white glue, and are still drying.

 

Overall, I really like how this scheme turned out on this kit.  But, I will probably try to avoid AMP kits in the future! (at least for these weekend madness builds!)

 

Also, I was trying to drum up support and others to join in on the group build, and I did get a couple...search the hashtag #weekendslammerbuild on facebook and the instagram to check them out!

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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Posted by Caveman on Sunday, November 28, 2021 9:32 PM

Now THAT is different.  Great idea.  Now that I see it finished I can see where you got the idea.

Well, I'm calling her done with an hour and a half to spare.  Usually I'm right down to the wire.  Took me forever to mask and unmask her, no decals here!  I'll post some better pictures when I have better lighting.  I always seem to finish at night.

This one's for you Buddy!

 P1012163 by Tim Bowers, on Flickr" target=""> P1012163 by Tim Bowers, on Flickr

 P1012171 by Tim Bowers, on Flickr

 P1012172 by Tim Bowers, on Flickr

Till later, and next weekend of course.............

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, November 28, 2021 11:57 PM

Caveman

Now THAT is different.  Great idea.  Now that I see it finished I can see where you got the idea.

Well, I'm calling her done with an hour and a half to spare.  Usually I'm right down to the wire.  Took me forever to mask and unmask her, no decals here!  I'll post some better pictures when I have better lighting.  I always seem to finish at night.

This one's for you Buddy!

 P1012163 by Tim Bowers, on Flickr" target=""> P1012163 by Tim Bowers, on Flickr

 P1012171 by Tim Bowers, on Flickr

 P1012172 by Tim Bowers, on Flickr

Till later, and next weekend of course.............

 

 

AWESOME TRIBUTE!

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to 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 GMorrison on Monday, November 29, 2021 12:25 AM

Yes, indeed!

 

Bill

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Posted by dwsrazor on Monday, November 29, 2021 1:17 AM

That is AWESOME Caveman!  Great idea!  Love it!

To everyone who has finished already congrats and great work.  Justinryan I love that thing whatever it is.

I was hoping to start my build today but life has conspired against me.  I hope to start later this week.  We shall see...

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, November 29, 2021 8:36 AM

Great idea caveman. I love it and I know Buddy would have.

Steve

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, November 29, 2021 9:52 AM

Caveman

Now THAT is different.  Great idea.  Now that I see it finished I can see where you got the idea.

Well, I'm calling her done with an hour and a half to spare.  Usually I'm right down to the wire.  Took me forever to mask and unmask her, no decals here!  I'll post some better pictures when I have better lighting.  I always seem to finish at night.

This one's for you Buddy!

 P1012163 by Tim Bowers, on Flickr" target=""> P1012163 by Tim Bowers, on Flickr

 P1012171 by Tim Bowers, on Flickr

 P1012172 by Tim Bowers, on Flickr

Till later, and next weekend of course.............

 

 

Fantastic idea and well done. Super nice tribute. YesYes

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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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, November 29, 2021 9:53 AM

Justinryan215

ok....here it is....12hour overdue, but I got it done!

She is ugly, close up, but should look just fine in my display case...

 

This kit fought me to the bitter end.  The last step necessary was to install the glass.  The kit glass was horrendous.  I ended up making the front glass out of plastic blisster packaging, and the side glass ( as you can probable tell, were made from white glue, and are still drying.

 

Overall, I really like how this scheme turned out on this kit.  But, I will probably try to avoid AMP kits in the future! (at least for these weekend madness builds!)

 

Also, I was trying to drum up support and others to join in on the group build, and I did get a couple...search the hashtag #weekendslammerbuild on facebook and the instagram to check them out!

 

Sometimes we just need to do something super cool. I love it. I would definately display 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

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, November 29, 2021 3:40 PM

dwsrazor

That is AWESOME Caveman!  Great idea!  Love it!

To everyone who has finished already congrats and great work.  Justinryan I love that thing whatever it is.

I was hoping to start my build today but life has conspired against me.  I hope to start later this week.  We shall see...

 

Me too, Dave. I'm getting my booster and flu shot Friday after work, planning to lay low all weekend.

 

Great work, troops!

 

Caveman, did you know that the Santa Fe actually ran an airfreight service for a brief time called Santa Fe Skyway. But they flew DC-4s, not Ekranoplans.

 

Carry on, really nice work so far.

 

Bill

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Monday, November 29, 2021 8:58 PM

Thanks guys!  Overall, I definitely had fun, even if I got my asp kicked! Lol

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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Posted by taxtp on Monday, November 29, 2021 11:24 PM

Like that toon tank a lot. Really nice bit of modelling. Well done.

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 9:48 AM

Thedobber92

Done was a super fun build, tried a few new things, textured the hull and turret, and did hair spay paint distressing. Had a lot of fun on this one.  

 

 

I agree, I like it a lot too. I have always wanted to build some of these, yet I don't have any in my stash. I need to correct that. Welld done, it's super cool.

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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Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 6:09 PM

Even though the weekend's over, I thought I'd do a little Matchbox style base for the Airfix Stalin tank.

Regards

Tony

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

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 8:47 PM

Caveman

Now THAT is different.  Great idea.  Now that I see it finished I can see where you got the idea.

Well, I'm calling her done with an hour and a half to spare.  Usually I'm right down to the wire.  Took me forever to mask and unmask her, no decals here!  I'll post some better pictures when I have better lighting.  I always seem to finish at night.

This one's for you Buddy!

 P1012163 by Tim Bowers, on Flickr" target=""> P1012163 by Tim Bowers, on Flickr

 P1012171 by Tim Bowers, on Flickr

 P1012172 by Tim Bowers, on Flickr

Till later, and next weekend of course.............

 

 

 

 

this is awesome!

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 8:48 PM

taxtp

Even though the weekend's over, I thought I'd do a little Matchbox style base for the Airfix Stalin tank.

Regards

Tony

 

I like it!

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 10:31 PM

Justinryan215

 

 
taxtp

Even though the weekend's over, I thought I'd do a little Matchbox style base for the Airfix Stalin tank.

Regards

Tony

 

 

 

I like it!

 

 

really enhances the build!!

 

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to 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 GMorrison on Thursday, December 2, 2021 12:08 AM

OK build 'leftovers" is on for this weekend.

Deadline for this build will be midnight on Sunday.

 

Bill

 

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Posted by dwsrazor on Thursday, December 2, 2021 4:41 PM

Looking forward to it Bill

Nice base Tony!  I think I recognize that old Matchbox base.

I have a couple of relatively free days so I have pulled the trigger.

This is where I was at after a couple of hours.  The hull was a decent fit thankfully but this being an ICM repop there are no locating pins etc.  low parts count though so I am hoping construction won't take too long.  It is surprisingly tiny.  I will have to take some scale comparison photos at some point.

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Posted by bufflehead on Thursday, December 2, 2021 10:39 PM

I'm starting mine tomorrow evening! Did a search in the stash and decided on this one.

Tamiya 1/35 Kubelwagen Type 82

This will be the first Kubel I've built and am eager to see it complete and on the shelf!  

Ernest

Last Armor Build - 1/35 Dragon M-26A1, 1/35 Emhar Mk.IV Female

     

Last Aircraft Builds - Hobby Boss 1/72 F4F Wildcat & FW-190A8

     

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Posted by dwsrazor on Friday, December 3, 2021 3:02 AM

Good choice Ernest!  Looking forward to it.

I am 15 hours into my build and I feel I am in good shape.  just the propellers left to glue on but they will be a challenge to clean up once I get them off the sprue.  As I said this is a Revell repop of an ICM kit so I have had to dry fit everything and do some carving to get stuff to fit but I am happy with the results so far.

A pic beside a jeep for scale reference and yes they are both 1/72 scale

I also have the main hatch to do but it is supposed to be a clear bubble but the kit part is the solid grey.  I will attempt to vacuform a clear one using the kit part as a mold tomorrow.

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Posted by TheMongoose on Friday, December 3, 2021 6:05 AM

razor i was wondering about the size. That must have been cramped inside! Looks pretty cool. Must be a fun build Big Smile

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to 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 TheMongoose on Friday, December 3, 2021 4:20 PM

Since I have a bunch of little stuff on the shelf let's do another one! I've got a set of Aero Masks for this Flanker so I think it's doable. 


In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to 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 bufflehead on Friday, December 3, 2021 8:05 PM

And we're off!  

Plan is to work until midnight or so and get most of the basic assembly done so I can put a primer coat on first thing in the AM.  Unfortunately I have an appointment in the afternoon so I hope it doesn't cut into the bench time!!

Ernest

Last Armor Build - 1/35 Dragon M-26A1, 1/35 Emhar Mk.IV Female

     

Last Aircraft Builds - Hobby Boss 1/72 F4F Wildcat & FW-190A8

     

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Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, December 4, 2021 12:25 AM

A very productive evening for modeling. My wife is working midnights so house to myself...will have to post this on the aircraft forum as well, this is a great kit! It has raised panel lines which worried me. Fit is so nice that I haven't lost a line yet. Using perfect plastic putty to avoid additional risk of that as well. Just a little of that needed, check these out



Check out my ode d'SpiderMan!

tomorrow some final putty and then primer. By afternoon I should be ready for some color!

 

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to 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 bufflehead on Saturday, December 4, 2021 2:03 AM

Looking good Mongoose!  Always nice to work on a great fitting kit! 

Speaking of which.....the Tamiya Kubelwagen is a sweet little kit.  Its gone together very well with nary a fit problem.  6 hours in and most of it is assembled, just a few fiddly bits that will be installed after painting.

The seats and wheels are just dry fitted on as well as the spare tire.  Windshield held in place with a little ball of poster putty.  Its going to the spray booth in the AM!

Ernest

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Posted by dwsrazor on Saturday, December 4, 2021 2:06 AM

Looking good Mongoose. 

Model is complete except for the decals.  I will give it a quick clear coat before going to bed and do the decals in the morning before my 10 am deadline.  The clear hatch is not glued yet.  Oops... guess the model is not quite complete.  I'll leave that till last after the dull coat.

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Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, December 4, 2021 11:17 AM

Razor That Seahund is looking sharp. Impressive job! Can't tell you how many times I've taken a pic only to realize i forgot something haha

Bufflehead, can't believe he Kublewagon is assembled already. Gonna be sharp in camo.

on my end 15hrs in and the Su is in primer. Just put the light blue on the bottom. MRP this time, a first for me. Sprays as well as people say it does. I had this color in model master as  well. Both look more green then blue but we'll see how it dries. 

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to 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 dwsrazor on Saturday, December 4, 2021 12:11 PM

Off to a good start Mongoose! 

Bufflehead, looking forward to seeing more on the Kubble.

Calling this one done with a few minutes to spare.  It's a cool subject and I'm glad that I choose it.  Not an easy kit despite the low parts count. 

Somehow got a dusty finger print on this... 

Without the finger prints.

Thanks again Bill for hosting this.  I always look forward to this as it coincides with the end of my work season and helps me get the modeling bug back for the winter months.

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Posted by bufflehead on Saturday, December 4, 2021 12:15 PM

razor, the Seehund is looking very sharp!  I like the replacement clear bubble hatch, really adds to the look!  How much crew did that little sub carry?

mongoose, quick work on that Flanker! Would you recommend that kit for a first time Flanker build?

16 hours in and primer is on.  Actually only 8 total hrs of real work so far as I got a late start this morning. Going to let the primer dry for an hour or so then start with some preshading.

Mongoose, sorry I considered a camo paint job for this, but decided that my first Kubel would be in panzer grey.  However I really like this kit and will most likely get another one and do her up in camo!

Ernest

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Posted by bufflehead on Saturday, December 4, 2021 2:08 PM

That is one neat little sub razor!  Came out great, congrats on getting it done it time!  48 hrs is no joke!

2 hours later - a little pre-highlighting (B&W technique) and the base coat is on.  Used Vallejo Model Air - Anthracite Grey for the base, Khaki Brown for the seats.  Going to let the whole thing dry for a couple of hours while I take care of some errands.

Ernest

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, December 4, 2021 2:26 PM

Thats awesome, Ernest!

Great work, Dave. I'ii add you to "finished".

 

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Posted by bobbaily on Saturday, December 4, 2021 4:11 PM

Great work everyone-and some neat subjects.

Got started this am-going with the MPC Ridge Runner-Modified Pinto

immeadiatly primed the body & wheels.  decided to build the sub assemblies and then prime those

couple of football games to watch and then I'm hoping to paint the body tonight.

Bob

 

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Posted by bufflehead on Saturday, December 4, 2021 8:12 PM

Looking forward to seeing that Ridge Runner Bob!  Are you going to paint it up like on the box?

24 hr check in - detail painting almost done, just have to tackle the folded canvas cover.  Once that's done I can correct some booboos and get a gloss coat on before the day is over.  Plan is to work on decals and a bit of weathering on the home stretch tomorrow!

Ernest

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Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, December 4, 2021 9:27 PM

Bufflehead that looks awesome! Nice job with the tones on that gray.

Bob I'm anxious to see what you do with the ridge runner!

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Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, December 5, 2021 3:15 PM

Looks like a light weekend build this time. In between running around with my daughter this weekend I've gotten the Flanker almost done.

Bufflehead this is a good 1st time kit. Goes together nicely and fit is really good. No complaints at all on my part. 

 

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to 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 TheMongoose on Sunday, December 5, 2021 5:00 PM

Well it was done on time but I screwed around working on the base since it's in flite and has these missiles on the bottom and didn't get the final pics posted. Here's how she turned out. 

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to 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 MR TOM SCHRY on Sunday, December 5, 2021 5:28 PM

That turned out great!  Very cool camo scheme.  I really like seeing planes in flight and I wish that manufacturers gave us that option.  What are your final plans for the base?

TJS

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Posted by bufflehead on Sunday, December 5, 2021 6:15 PM

Mongoose, the Flanker is fantastic!  What a wild camo scheme and I luv the in flight stand!  What did you use for the attachment?  Looks like clear rods of some type?

Got the Kubelwagen done 2 hours early!  Decals went on early this morning, but all the detail work took quite a while.  Here she is in glorious Panzer Grey!

 The only problem I had was the fit of the windshield into the frame.  I think its a bit too large to fit all the way in, but I didn't notice that until I took the pics.  Oh well, it will have to do, I have other things I need to get caught up on!  

Bill, thanks for hosting the GB this year!  I'll try to enter another one before the end of the year....should have at least one more free weekend this month!

Ernest

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Posted by bobbaily on Sunday, December 5, 2021 6:20 PM

Mongoose-love the Sea Flanker-great job especially in only 48hrs.

dwrazor-I think this is the first sub I've seen in the Weekend Madness-great build-I really need to add a sub to my stach

Ernest-I'm enjoying your K-wagen build-I've not seen one before in grey-great choice of color schemes.  I picked up some decals from Mike's Decals of Jerry Cook's Pinto-solid color and figured the decals in the kit were probably marginal.  Downside is that I want to get the build to match the real car detail wise and I really need to not do that....I'll share the good, the bad and the ugly of this kit after I get everything buttoned up.

I got the paint on the Pinto last night and Futured this am.  Later this afternoon I was able to get the small bits painted, chassis & engine assembled, body decaled and then the engine & chassis together:

Need to add a coat of Future or semi-gloss early am and then get the headers and side bars attached afterwards.

Bob

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, December 5, 2021 6:33 PM

Bob you've got the pattern down for sure. No way i could do a car with that much detail in 48hrs Without alot of practice.

Kubelwagon is KOOL

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to 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 GMorrison on Sunday, December 5, 2021 10:53 PM

Ernest, fine work sir and you are on the board.

Bob, bring her home.

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Posted by TheMongoose on Monday, December 6, 2021 5:42 AM

Bufflehead those are 1/4" acrylic rods. I'm trying to figure out a way to get them to stay in the exhaust cans.

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to 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 bobbaily on Monday, December 6, 2021 10:26 AM

Thank you Mongoose.  I'll give you the good, the bad and the ugly of this kit after I run some errends.

Bill-let's call this one done-I still want to get a coat of Future or semi-gloss on but the power has been off & on here this am-storns rolling thru and didn't want to chance it.

Bill-thanks again for running this GB-it's one of my favorites and I always look forward to it-nice tribute to Lewbud.  I'll sort thu the stash and see what I can come up with for this weekend.

Bob

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, December 6, 2021 11:24 AM

Mongoos, bufflehead, and bobbaily, you 3 did some super nice work. Well done to the 3 of you all around. Im jelly.

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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Posted by bobbaily on Monday, December 6, 2021 3:27 PM

Thank you Brandon-always a fun time participating in the Weekend Madness.

Bob

 

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Monday, December 6, 2021 4:49 PM

The Kubelwagen turned out amazing!  Hard to believe that it took you only such a short time.  Your other recent builds also looked outstanding.


TJS

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Posted by TheMongoose on Monday, December 6, 2021 6:05 PM

Thanks BK! Sure was fun watching these all come together. Some great work for sure.

Here's a final shot of my Su on the completed base. It really shows why they chose this camo scheme for Angola. Pits the whole build into perspective in my mind. 


In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to 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 bobbaily on Monday, December 6, 2021 6:32 PM

Ernest-your K-wagen turned out great-love the weathering-very effective....

Mongoose-again, great job on your SU-the base adds a lot, especially with the camo scheme.

Bob

 

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Posted by taxtp on Thursday, December 9, 2021 6:03 AM

That worked out very well Mongoose. I wanted to have a little Matchbox style base for my Airfix Stalin tank. I cobbled this together.

Cheers

Tony

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Posted by Caveman on Friday, December 10, 2021 8:02 PM

Sorry guys.  I got sent away for work for two weeks to cover an emergency of sorts.  I can't wait to browse all the projects and I will when I get a few minutes.  But I also can't wait to get going again.  So, a different kind of Mustang this time.......

 

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9 PM start.  Hope to post an update in a few hours.

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Friday, December 10, 2021 10:34 PM

taxtp

That worked out very well Mongoose. I wanted to have a little Matchbox style base for my Airfix Stalin tank. I cobbled this together.

Cheers

Tony

 

gotta agree, simple and effective.

Our local club president gave me this kind of advice years ago. It just adds a level of interest for people when you have some element from the natural environment as a backdrop for your model. 

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to 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 TheMongoose on Friday, December 10, 2021 10:35 PM

Caveman

Sorry guys.  I got sent away for work for two weeks to cover an emergency of sorts.  I can't wait to browse all the projects and I will when I get a few minutes.  But I also can't wait to get going again.  So, a different kind of Mustang this time.......

 

 P1012181 by Tim Bowers, on Flickr

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9 PM start.  Hope to post an update in a few hours.

 

 

whatcha thinkin for the color?

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to 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 Caveman on Saturday, December 11, 2021 5:35 PM

Hey Guys.

Going through some vicous weather today.  Power is spotty at best so I'm trying to keep my air tanks full and my lanterns charged.  Quite a wild site.  Powerlines popping and flashing all around.  Like a 21 gun salute while I work away!  Not alot to show at the moment with most parts in a dry down stage so I got some pics. while I could.

I LOVE this hobby!  This kit is the reason.  All warped and messed up needing ingenuity, persistance and a little luck to get it to work.  Needed everything short of a blowtorch to get the bumpers on.  First paint show they need a little more clean up, but should work out fine.  Decided to go with a yellow for this one.  Don't know why, but always liked yellow on this body style.

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 P1012185 by Tim Bowers, on Flickr

Got to wonder why AMT decided that the cylinder heads needed to be in 7 parts, or why this particular Mustang didn't have front brakes.   Gotta Love Ebay kits!

If my house doesn't blow away, I should be able to post some more a little later tonite.

Keep at it guys!

 

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Posted by Caveman on Sunday, December 12, 2021 8:01 PM

Calling this one done.  A few min. to spare.  Will get better pics. tomorrow.

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 P1012188 by Tim Bowers, on Flickr

 

Till tomorrow.

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, December 12, 2021 8:31 PM

Strong finish there caveman! That yellow does pop. It's got a good shine to it. you have to wonder why amt thought it was a 4x4 haha wow they lifted that body. You weren't kidding about the kit bein a modeling challenge that's for sure.

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to 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 Caveman on Monday, December 13, 2021 4:25 PM

My theory is that the aftermarket wing is providing a ton of downforce and lifting the front end off the ground.

Everything is tight, but would need some surgery to get to a proper ride height.  Or just bash it with some 4X4 parts..................

 

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Posted by bobbaily on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 9:15 AM

Nice work Caveman-love the yellow.

I have found that AMT kits are full of surprises-you're a brave man to tackle one for a Weekend build-and you did a great job to boot!

Bob

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 6:12 PM

Caveman

My theory is that the aftermarket wing is providing a ton of downforce and lifting the front end off the ground.

Everything is tight, but would need some surgery to get to a proper ride height.  Or just bash it with some 4X4 parts..................

 

 

Big Smile lol

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to 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 Caveman on Friday, December 17, 2021 5:04 PM

Anyone else building this weekend?  I intend to start in a few hours.  I have at least one more in mind. 

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Posted by Caveman on Friday, December 17, 2021 11:19 PM

And once more.......

Trumpeter JPE100.  A paper panzer but should be interesting just the same.  Off and running at around midnight Saturday morning.

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 P1012191 by Tim Bowers, on Flickr

Hope to update in a few hours.

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, December 18, 2021 12:16 PM

Caveman's going for the trifecta!! I'd join you but the wife is having a panic attack about being ready for Christmas and our daughter's 18th birthday...even I know it's in my best interest not to even step into the basement...

I'll be watching your updates for sure tho Stick out tongue

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to 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 Caveman on Sunday, December 19, 2021 12:41 AM

Half time show.  All the construction pretty much done.  Moving to the paint room. 

I have to say, my word is this thing huge!  I know there was only one lower hull actually built and that is probably a good thing.  This kit is longer than a 48 scale jet so I don't know where I'm gonna put it when finished.

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More pics. when I get some paint on her.  Hope I have enough paint...........

 

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Posted by bobbaily on Sunday, December 19, 2021 2:08 PM

Great progress Caveman-ambitious project and I will be following along.

Bob

 

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Posted by Caveman on Sunday, December 19, 2021 11:05 PM

Well, this is it.  At least as far as I'm prepared to go anyway.  Just ordered some metal tracks and decals for her.  The kit tracks are dissappointing and the decals are MIA.  I took the splinter camo idea from the German railway colors.  Seemed appropriate for the size of this monster.  Then just added my own script.  I also included a few pics. alongside a Hetzer that I built for weekend madness a few years ago for giggles.

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Anyone read German?

Got to work in a few hours, so that's all from me for tonite. 

Till tomorrow.

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, December 20, 2021 4:18 PM

Rest In Peace, Buddy

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Posted by TheMongoose on Monday, December 20, 2021 8:42 PM

Caveman that scale comparison really made it come to life. I was looking at your stand and the background thinking it was big but that comp made the size come to life. You're doing Buddy proud with each build!

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to 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 bobbaily on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 9:34 AM

Caveman-very nice build indeed-love the camo scheme-and great idea to add the Hetzer for a size compairson.

Also nice touch (and very thoughtful) on the message on the tank-Lewbud was an important part of this forum.

Bob

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 1:07 AM

All- this has been a really nice tribute to Buddy.

I will update the post for finished and unfinished builds, so future searches can see how well this went.

If I didn't get a model stuck together, I did get this band to stick together.

Blessings and prayers to you all and have a safe and happy holiday.

 

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Posted by bobbaily on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 10:38 AM

GMorrison

All- this has been a really nice tribute to Buddy.

I will update the post for finished and unfinished builds, so future searches can see how well this went.

If I didn't get a model stuck together, I did get this band to stick together.

Blessings and prayers to you all and have a safe and happy holiday.

 

Bill

 

 

Bill-it has been a very nice tribute to Buddy and thank you for organizing and spearheading the GB-I'm already looking forward to next's years Madness. 

Not sure if I'm going to attempt a build this weekend, but either way, I've enjoyed (as always) building something and watching everyone's great builds-always amazes me what you folks can do in 48 hrs.

Either way, I hope you all have a very blessed holiday.

Bob

 

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Posted by dwsrazor on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 2:13 PM

Lots of great builds guys.   I've been following along and enjoying watching them all come together in short order. 

Thanks again Bill for hosting it this year.

I have one other build on my desk for the Lewbud memorial build that I hope to finish before years end.  If I can get that done in short order I might make another attempt at this one.

Have a Merry Christmas everyone!

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Posted by Hutch6390 on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 2:38 PM

I have been struggling with both bench time and "drive" just lately, but I have time off between Christmas and New Year, so I will be building my kit then.  Whether or not I make the deadline, it will still be my tribute to a good bloke who was taken too soon.

I have been watching the builds here - some magnificent work, and great achievements in the short time-frame, well done everyone.  I shall be joining your ranks soon.

Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, you know?

   

TakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakka

 

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Posted by Caveman on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 8:59 PM

Thanks for the kind words guys!  I finally got a chance to check in on all the other builds.  Some truly great works here.  I realize that I need to post some better pics. for the cover page.   I too will have some time next week so I'll join ya.  I always try to cover multiple subjects.   I'm thinking it's time for a fast mover.......... Got to see what I have in the heap.

Have a great holiday everyone!

 

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Posted by lostagain on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 9:29 PM

Some great work here guys, really great to see the standard is as good as ever.

So now it is my turn to take the standard back down.

This year's victim is a 1/48 Testors GeeBee racer, on the inside it says Hawk models 1960. The position of each  decal and the scalloped edges are moulded into the plastic, I am just accepting that's what it is.

10:09 am Dec 29

The one piece wing goes in through the opening once the fuselage halves are together, and thoughtfullt there is loads of space allowed to get it through.

But the fillets on the wing are wider than the slot so I need to space up to 1mm to get it roughly even. Thought that was easier than cuting a mm out of the centre of the wing.

Lunch on the first day:

 

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Posted by Caveman on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 5:00 AM

Awesome start!  I'll join in Wednesday evening sometime.  Still need to choose a kit and clean up the bench a bit.  Keep going!

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Posted by lostagain on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 6:39 AM

Still going -  all received a few coats of white primer

Then masking - started the wings with circles cut to the diameter of the scallops

And finally the result of two hours of masking before I head of too see how badly I can go with a red rattle can

13 hours in

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Posted by lostagain on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 3:30 PM

Four light coats of italian red rattle can

Ugh! masking off reveals lots of bleeds around the deep recessed of raised panel lines.

Sleep has let my brain formulate a recovery plan - scrape back the red bleeds then repaint the white. Start with a brush and see how that looks.

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 3:41 PM

Do scrape all of the red, otherwise you'll end up with a pink mess. Ask me how I know.

You have a beautiful model set up there.

Once again proves Morrison's Third Law of Modeling;

"No matter how large the workbench, there will always be exactly two square feet of available modeling area".

 

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Posted by lostagain on Thursday, December 30, 2021 2:05 AM

Hmm, looks like the photos that were showing are not any more. These are the first photos that I was taking with the phone rather than the camera. I will have a play around to see if I can get them back.

I know what you mean about the two square foot rule, but I often employ the left arm sweep which creates more space...

So now the decals are on and it is looking like it is happening. Nicely printed Scale Master decals, but the colour is not like the box top and the big rego is not as long as  the engraved marking

 

Test to see if I can recover the ones that no longer show.

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Posted by lostagain on Thursday, December 30, 2021 6:26 AM

Here we go the GeeBee is done! 37 hours and I can go to bed. I will do better photos tomorrow. And the Scale Master decals bled red colour whan I used the setting solution.

Thanks for running the Group Build Bill, I remember in my first go at the weekend GB Buddy was very welcoming and inclusive. RIP Buddy.

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Posted by Hutch6390 on Thursday, December 30, 2021 11:11 AM

Hutch6390
I have been struggling with both bench time and "drive" just lately, but I have time off between Christmas and New Year, so I will be building my kit then

Hi, Bill - it's me, the Last Minute Kid here!  When I looked in the box at the Tamiya SAS jeep I had entered with, I knew it was more than 48 hours' worth, with all those accessories, (a lot more than I remembered) and just building the jeep without them felt like cheating.  So, I need to change my kit, if that's OK?  As my build is also a crossover with the Off to the Theater GB, I'm keeping the Desert War theme, but going for the Airfix 1/76 Bofors Gun & Morris tractor.  It's going to simplify the painting, but there's still a fair bit of building to do, and lots of very small parts.  I have - very presumptuously - started the build this morning.  If it's OK to continue, I'll post pics but, if not, I'll step down from the GB, any fault is mine alone.

Thanks,

         Hutch.

Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, you know?

   

TakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakka

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, December 30, 2021 11:53 AM

Build, man, build!

 

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Posted by Hutch6390 on Thursday, December 30, 2021 1:22 PM

GMorrison
Build, man, build!

Cheers, Bill - pics to follow!Big SmileBig Smile

 

Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, you know?

   

TakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakka

 

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Posted by dwsrazor on Thursday, December 30, 2021 2:36 PM

Lostagain, that GeeBee looks awesome!!!

Hutch, looking forward to your pics!

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Posted by Hutch6390 on Thursday, December 30, 2021 4:01 PM

dwsrazor
Hutch, looking forward to your pics!

Thanks, Razor - just tried posting but got a "forbidden" message.  I'll try again.

So - the start line, 10.10 hrs GMT today - 

Moulding quality is not bad for a 1976 kit, almost no flash, fit is generally good, assembly in logical sub-assemblies:

Cab & body added to chassis:

Suspension & tranmission nicely rendered for the scale:

I did slip up here, but fixed the error by the drastic step of reading the instructions properly!

I'm leaving the wheels & the canopy off to facilitate painting, just the mudguards to add apart from that.  Tomorrow I'll build the gun.  This is also a series of sub-assemblies, which helps with time-saving.

More tomorrow, thanks for looking.

Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, you know?

   

TakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakka

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, December 30, 2021 4:03 PM

You know the drill, right? Needs to link to third party website.

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Thursday, December 30, 2021 4:16 PM

Hutch I'm luv'n the tractor! agree with you, the detail is really good for that scale. I bet the lack of flash is that it's the 1st run and not a repop lol whatcha think?

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to 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 Hutch6390 on Thursday, December 30, 2021 4:16 PM

GMorrison
You know the drill, right? Needs to link to third party website.

Thanks, Bill - yes, I just did the normal stuff, but the post was just not accepted (about 4 times).  So I decided to try just text to establish the post, then add photos in by using the "edit" facility.  It seems to have worked, but I don't know what I did wrong earlier.  Still, never mind, eh?

 Cheers,

           Hutch.

Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, you know?

   

TakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakka

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, December 30, 2021 4:19 PM

Looking good! I remember building an Airfix 1/76 88 and tractor. Good choice for a 48 hour kit.

You guys are amazing. Near 100% finishers.Embarrassed

 

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Posted by Hutch6390 on Thursday, December 30, 2021 4:20 PM

TheMongoose
I bet the lack of flash is that it's the 1st run and not a repop lol whatcha think?

I'm with you, Mongoose, reckon you're right!Big SmileBig SmileBig Smile

Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, you know?

   

TakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakka

 

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Posted by Hutch6390 on Friday, December 31, 2021 5:01 PM

Got started about 10.00 this morning, finished off the lorry & started the gun:

A tiny touch of filler:

Then some paint:

And, after a coat of Pledge, the decals.  This was the only part of the kit to disappoint - the carrier film extended so far beyond the small markings the wouldn't fit properly - when they're thoroughly dry I'll have to trim them, if I can.  The British roundel on the cab roof is a fair bit bigger than indicated on the instruction sheet, but is less of a problem.

Well, that's it.  Finished, and within deadlineBalloons.  Apologies for the last-minute faffing about, due to several things but, ultimately, down to me.  Thank you again for your forbearance, and for running this GB - I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Stay safe,

               Hutch.

Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, you know?

   

TakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakka

 

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Posted by dwsrazor on Friday, December 31, 2021 6:59 PM

Congrats on finishing Hutch and we'll done!  YesYes

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Posted by Hutch6390 on Friday, December 31, 2021 7:30 PM

Cheers, mate - and happy New Year!

Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, you know?

   

TakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakka

 

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Posted by Caveman on Friday, December 31, 2021 9:03 PM

Great projects!  I have time for one more run.  This will be a tough one, but I'm ready to rip!

 P1012212 by Tim Bowers, on Flickr

 P1012213 by Tim Bowers, on Flickr

Going to also use some bombs and napalm from a Hasegawa weapons set.  Starting at 10 PM.  Happy New Year to all!

 

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Posted by Caveman on Saturday, January 1, 2022 4:37 PM

Just a few progress shots before I start closing stuff up.  Looks like things should fit rather well and I'm counting on it so I can get into the camo paint quickly.  If anyone is considering this kit I would suggest an aftermarket cockpit set.  I'm rather dissapointed with the kit parts.  It would be OK in 72 scale but 48 deserves a little more attention.  I'm gonna dig a pilot out of the spares bin to hide the kits shortcomings.  The multi part wings fit perfectly and really look the part.  Sourced some finned napalm cannisters from Hasegawa weapons set A, as well as some snakeyes.

 P1012220 by Tim Bowers, on Flickr" target=""> P1012220 by Tim Bowers, on Flickr

 P1012223 by Tim Bowers, on Flickr

 P1012230 by Tim Bowers, on Flickr

 P1012231 by Tim Bowers, on Flickr

Things should start looking like a jet soon.  Hope to post in a few hours.

 

 

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Posted by Hutch6390 on Saturday, January 1, 2022 5:37 PM

I've said it before, and I'll say it again - Caveman, you're a machine!  You just don't stop - what an effort!  Well done, mate, I take my hat off to youBig Smile

Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, you know?

   

TakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakka

 

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Posted by Caveman on Sunday, January 2, 2022 2:38 PM

Deeeeeeeeeep into the paint room.  This ones gonna be close!

 P1012232 by Tim Bowers, on Flickr" target=""> P1012232 by Tim Bowers, on Flickr

 P1012234 by Tim Bowers, on Flickr

 P1012233 by Tim Bowers, on Flickr

 

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Posted by bobbaily on Sunday, January 2, 2022 3:31 PM

Great airbrushing-love the SEA camo scheme.

Bob

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, January 2, 2022 3:41 PM

Caveman you laid out a serious challenge on this one! Bring it home. Camo looks awesome

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to 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 Caveman on Sunday, January 2, 2022 8:31 PM

Sorry Guys, I have to admit defeat on this one.  I will finish it but need another day or so.  Just couldn't get her into paint fast enough.

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Posted by bobbaily on Monday, January 3, 2022 8:55 AM

Nothing to be sorry about-you pushed the envelope and did a great job-looking forward to seeing the finished build.

Bob

 

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Posted by Caveman on Monday, January 3, 2022 12:36 PM

Oh I will finish it.  It is also entered in the CAS group build.  I could have just cobbed the parts together and probably got it done it time, but it wouldn't have been done the way that I wanted.  I hate to finish with a miss so if we are still going, I may have another shot this weekend.

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, January 24, 2022 9:37 AM

Fnished builds posted.

 

Thank you everyone, it was fun and I'll finish mine soon.

 

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