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  • Member since
    September 2012
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".

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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    April 2014
  • From: Australia
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.

  • Member since
    April 2014
  • From: Australia
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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    May 2020
  • From: North East of England
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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    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, December 30, 2021 11:53 AM

Build, man, build!

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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    May 2020
  • From: North East of England
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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    December 2016
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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    May 2020
  • From: North East of England
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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    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, December 30, 2021 4:03 PM

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

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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    January 2015
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!

  • Member since
    May 2020
  • From: North East of England
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

 

  • Member since
    September 2012
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

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
    May 2020
  • From: North East of England
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

 

  • Member since
    May 2020
  • From: North East of England
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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    December 2016
Posted by dwsrazor on Friday, December 31, 2021 6:59 PM

Congrats on finishing Hutch and we'll done!  YesYes

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    May 2020
  • From: North East of England
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

 

  • Member since
    March 2008
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.

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 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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  • From: North East of England
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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    March 2008
Posted by Caveman on Sunday, January 2, 2022 2:38 PM

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

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 P1012234 by Tim Bowers, on Flickr

 P1012233 by Tim Bowers, on Flickr

 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Nashville, TN area
Posted by bobbaily on Sunday, January 2, 2022 3:31 PM

Great airbrushing-love the SEA camo scheme.

Bob

 

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    January 2015
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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    March 2008
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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    November 2003
  • From: Nashville, TN area
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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    March 2008
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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    September 2012
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.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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