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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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  • From: Nashville, TN area
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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    April 2005
  • From: Australia
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

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

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    March 2008
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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    January 2015
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.......

 

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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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    March 2008
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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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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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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  • From: Nashville, TN area
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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    January 2015
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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    March 2008
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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Hope to update in a few hours.

 

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    January 2015
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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    March 2008
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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  • From: Nashville, TN area
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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    March 2008
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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 P1012208 by Tim Bowers, on Flickr

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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

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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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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    November 2003
  • From: Nashville, TN area
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.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Nashville, TN area
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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    December 2016
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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  • From: North East of England
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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    March 2008
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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  • From: Australia
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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  • From: Australia
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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    April 2014
  • From: Australia
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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