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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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  • From: Australia
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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    April 2005
  • From: Australia
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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    January 2015
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.

 

 

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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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  • From: Hatboro, PA
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...

 

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
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...

 

  • Member since
    January 2015
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!

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
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...

 

  • Member since
    June 2014
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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    June 2014
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

  • Member since
    June 2012
Posted by Thedobber92 on Friday, November 26, 2021 4:49 PM

I am getting this build started.

build start

 

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    January 2015
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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    November 2016
  • From: Sandy, UT
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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    July 2014
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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    March 2008
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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    April 2005
  • From: Australia
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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    June 2012
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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    January 2015
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!

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
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...

 

  • Member since
    June 2014
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

  • Member since
    January 2015
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!

  • Member since
    July 2014
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. 

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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    January 2015
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!

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
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..."

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...

 

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
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

  • Member since
    April 2005
  • From: Australia
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.

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
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..."

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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