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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

 

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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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

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 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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  • From: San Francisco Bay Area
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

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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  • From: San Francisco Bay Area
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

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

Thats awesome, Ernest!

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

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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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

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 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!

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 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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    July 2015
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

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

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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  • From: Nashville, TN area
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.

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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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

TJS

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