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80 Years of the Mighty 8th GB

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, October 30, 2021 2:17 PM

 Roster

 

Armor_Aficionado ICM 1/48th P-51D

Bish Hasegawa 1/72nd B-24H

       Academy 1/72nd P-47D

cbaltrin Airfix 1/48 P-51D-5

crown r n7 Hasegawa 1/72nd B-17F

fearlessfarless  Eduard 1/48th Spitefire Mk.V

                          Eduard 1/48thP-51D (completed)

fotofrank Monogram 1/72nd F-82

GAF Revell 1/32nd P-51D

JBRaider Academy 1/72nd P-51B

jeaton ProModeler 1/48th B-24D

Justinryan Academy 1/72nd B-17F

keavdog Tamiya 1/48th P-51B

Modelcrazy Airfix 1/72nd B-17G

Plasticjunkie Revell 1/32nd P-51D

rooster513 Monogram 1/48th B-17 (possably)

scottrc 1/72nd B-24

Stikpusher 1/48th P-51D

taxtp Hasegawa 1/72nd P-47D

tempestjohnny Revell 1/72nd P-47D

                         Revell 1/72nd P-47M

TheMongoose Dragon 1/32nd P-51K

 

Completed builds

fearlessfairless  Eduard 1/48thP-51D

 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, October 30, 2021 3:53 PM

I'm in with a 1/72 Hasegawa B-17F

 

 

 Nick.

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Posted by rooster513 on Saturday, October 30, 2021 7:16 PM

I'm in bish. I'm thinking it will be the 1-48 monogram b-17 but will let you know for sure when it gets closer.

-Andy

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Saturday, October 30, 2021 8:27 PM

I am DEFINITELY in for this one!  ihave an Academy "Memphis Belle" in 1/72 that has been calling my name as of late!

 

**may not come out on the other end as the 'belle, though....

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, October 30, 2021 11:51 PM

In with 1/48 Tamiya P-51B - Gentile's mount.

Paint bleeding allowed Stick out tongue

Thanks,

John

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Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, October 31, 2021 4:41 AM

Bish, Sign me up with an Eduard or Airfix P-51D-5

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, October 31, 2021 1:42 PM

Glad to have you on board guys.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, October 31, 2021 3:56 PM

Bian you are really exceeding expectations when it comes to group builds! I'm booked up on group builds next year but I might fit this one in. I will definitely let you know if I want to commit.

Chad

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, October 31, 2021 5:10 PM

I'm thinking of building a Mustang or two in the near future, so I might join in.

 

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Posted by Bish on Monday, November 1, 2021 3:59 PM

Look forward to having you on board Carlos.

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Posted by Bish on Monday, November 1, 2021 4:00 PM

Mopar Madness

Bian you are really exceeding expectations when it comes to group builds! I'm booked up on group builds next year but I might fit this one in. I will definitely let you know if I want to commit.

 

I'm sure you can squeeze one in Big Smile

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, November 1, 2021 4:44 PM

Bish, you know I always make room or your GB's. In fact I bought a 1/72 Airfix B-17G when you first anounced that you wanted to do an GB to honor the mighty 8th.

So he!! yeah I'm in mate.

Steve

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 7:25 AM

Glad to have you on board as always Steve, i'll wait till the weekend and uopdate the roster in one hit.

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Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 9:24 AM

Hell's Angels of 303rd bombardment group 358th sqd.

 

 

 Nick.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 10:39 AM

Nice choice Nick.

You should check out the book

Hell's Angels: The True Story of the 303rd Bomb Group in World War II

Steve

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Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 11:06 AM

Bish, your group builds are always about such great topics. This GB might be a little too tough to resist. I don't have a subject or a plan yet but i think I am working on it. The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth is just under 300 miles north of me near Pooler, GA. There is a B-47 parked outside near the front entrance to the museum. This is their B-17 inside of the museum: https://www.mightyeighth.org/

 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 11:41 AM

Steve. I just ordered it on Kindle, I remember that cover thankyou,cant wait to get started on it.

 

 

 Nick.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 1:51 PM

You're welcome Nick. I recently finished it on Audiable myself. I was going to mark my G as "Thunderbird"

Steve

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 2:55 PM

crown r n7

Hell's Angels of 303rd bombardment group 358th sqd.

 

Nice choice. Based at Molseworth where the first 8th AAf mission took off from in 1942 and along with Alconbury the only WW2 8th bases in England still used by the USAF.

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 2:59 PM

Hope you can find somthing frank. Nice pic there. Do you kow if they are doing anything next year to mark the anniversary.

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Posted by fotofrank on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 8:57 AM

Bish

Hope you can find somthing frank. Nice pic there. Do you kow if they are doing anything next year to mark the anniversary.

 

I looked over their website and there doesn't appear to be anything special scheduled for tomorrow. The museum has an ongoing series, "Target for Today" that willl be showing at 2:00 pm. "Target for Today" happens every Thursday at 2:00 pm.

I am thinking about a Thunderbolt or an F-82 for this group build.

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 10:01 AM

Bish

Look forward to having you on board Carlos.

 

Yeah, I'll be in with a 1/48 P-51D in one of the 8th's subordinate Figher Group markings.

 

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U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 2:25 PM

Sounds god guys. An F-82 would be different. I'll get you on the list.

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Posted by GAF on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 3:17 PM

Bish,

Here's hoping I am in shape to join this GB come January.  If everything goes okay, I've got a 1/48th Monogram B-24J on hand to enter.

On the other hand, I've been waiting for the Revell 1/32nd Late Model P-51D.  It's released, but so far hasn't made it across the pond.  In case it makes it soon after this GB starts, I'll be doing it instead!

https://www.revell.de/en/products/modelmaking/planes/world-war-ii/p-51d-mustang-late-version.html

Gary

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Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, November 11, 2021 9:27 AM

Bish

Sounds god guys. An F-82 would be different. I'll get you on the list.

 

Well, I'm committed to this group build. I just ordered 8th Air Force F-82 decals for the Monogram kit. Fortunately I have two or three kits in the stash.

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Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, November 11, 2021 12:03 PM

So I went rummaging through the closet looking for an F-82 kit to use for this group build. I opened the box to find a partially assembled model AND the Starfighter decals I ordered this morning. In the plastic bag is another F-82 kit I think I was going to use to build Tom Reilly's XP-82 prototype.

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Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, November 12, 2021 7:07 PM

Well of course I'm in, a 1/48 Monogram B-24 most likely.

John

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, November 13, 2021 2:28 PM

Roster updated guys. Glad to have you all on board.

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Posted by scottrc on Monday, November 22, 2021 4:09 PM

Sign me up if I can ever find, and afford a B-24 to build.  It looks like only the 1/72 Hasagawa and Minicraft Js are the only ones on the market.  The D thats available is an assebmly ship, which might be interesting.  

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 4:16 AM

Glad to have you on board Scott. I am trying to get another B-24D myself and i would prefer the Hase kits, but they are not cheap. I have built one of the assembly ships and have anotehr in the stash, and they are different. They do include everything you need to build an armed bomber so would just need decals if you wanted to take that option.

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Posted by scottrc on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 12:38 PM

If the assembly kit comes with the armement, then I can go that route. I have more decal options with the D.  But I did find an interest J to build.  Decisions, decisions.  

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 4:36 PM

Count me in.  I've got a 1/48 scale kit of a P-51D by ICM, depicting an aircraft from the 4th Fighter Group.

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Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 1:55 AM

I'd like to enter a 1/72 Hasegawa P-47 please Bish. If the decals are ok it will be 'Little Chief' of the 56th F.G., 8th Air Force. There's potentially more entries to come but my new policy is to get on top of one before I add any more.

Cheers

Tony

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 6:47 AM

Welcome aboard guys. I'll be getting the roster updated at the weekend.

Tony, if you have issues with the decals let me know. I have 2 of those kits in the stash and i have AM decals for both. If yours are no good i can send you both my sets over.

 

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Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 6:02 PM

Bish, that is very kind of you, I'll be sure to let you know. This is a great place to be.

Regards

Tony

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Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 9:50 PM

I'm in with Temptation! a P-51D from the 362 FS, 357 FG. The 357th Fighter Group was the first P-51 Mustang Group in the Eighth Air Force, training with P-51D's from November 1943 at Raydon, England and entering combat with them in February of the following year from their new base at Leiston. 

I've got 2 Dragon kits in 1/32 scale. An early and a late tail. If I get ambitious I'll use the other decals in the set and do Passion Wagon with the early tail

and if ambitious...

 

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to a Monogram 1/72 SR-71 and 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 Bish on Thursday, November 25, 2021 6:20 AM

The Yoxford Boys, good choice Mongoose. I had not realised Dragon did P-51's in that scale, will be fun to watch.

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Posted by JBRaider on Thursday, November 25, 2021 10:46 AM

I would like to join in on this one.

Could you put me down for an 1/72 Academy P-51B.

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, November 25, 2021 2:55 PM

Will do JB.

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Posted by taxtp on Sunday, November 28, 2021 9:27 PM

Bish

Welcome aboard guys. I'll be getting the roster updated at the weekend.

Tony, if you have issues with the decals let me know. I have 2 of those kits in the stash and i have AM decals for both. If yours are no good i can send you both my sets over.

 

 

Hi Bish,

I've checked the decals today and they look OK, not yellowed and nicely in register. Thanks veryu much for your offer though.

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by jonesDulciee on Monday, November 29, 2021 3:19 AM

thank for sharing!

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Posted by Bish on Monday, November 29, 2021 4:13 AM

Thats good news. Any issues give me a shout.

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Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 12:30 AM

Martin, I'm a definite for the Monogram B-24D, it's the ProModeler issue.

John

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Posted by fotofrank on Friday, December 3, 2021 8:10 PM

I could have an issue for the start of the build, Bish. I had a slip & fall about 10 days ago. I now have a metal plate and five screws in my right wrist. Doing exercises that hurt like fire. Hopefully I'll be able to hold an X-Acto knife by January 1. I'll keep you posted.

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Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, December 3, 2021 8:16 PM

Ouch, Frank!  I took a direct hit on my left index finger yesterday from a 22 ounce framing hammer, so in a sense I do feel your pain.

John

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, December 3, 2021 8:34 PM

Yikes!  Careful fellas.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by cbaltrin on Friday, December 3, 2021 8:39 PM

fotofrank

I could have an issue for the start of the build, Bish. I had a slip & fall about 10 days ago. I now have a metal plate and five screws in my right wrist. Doing exercises that hurt like fire. Hopefully I'll be able to hold an X-Acto knife by January 1. I'll keep you posted.

 

Bad luck there Frank, hope you heal up quickly. 

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Posted by cbaltrin on Friday, December 3, 2021 9:00 PM

Bish.  I'll be building this guy for my contribution.

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Posted by fotofrank on Saturday, December 4, 2021 8:29 PM

jeaton01

Ouch, Frank!  I took a direct hit on my left index finger yesterday from a 22 ounce framing hammer, so in a sense I do feel your pain.

 

Probably more so, Jeaton. Just the thought of that hammer hit sends chills down my spine.

My sister, who is four years younger than me at age 71, reminded me that if you're over 70 you don't run. Especially when it's raining.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 5, 2021 8:58 AM

cbaltrin

Bish.  I'll be building this guy for my contribution.

 

Nice, which of the 2 marking options are you useing.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 5, 2021 9:03 AM

fotofrank

I could have an issue for the start of the build, Bish. I had a slip & fall about 10 days ago. I now have a metal plate and five screws in my right wrist. Doing exercises that hurt like fire. Hopefully I'll be able to hold an X-Acto knife by January 1. I'll keep you posted.

 

That sounds serious. I have broken both my scaphoids, in fact my left is still broken as it wasn't spotted unitl i broke the right 11 years later and it was to late to fix. But that sounds a lot worse to have the plate and screws in. Well, the GB runs for a year so you have plenty of time to get fixed up.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 5, 2021 9:04 AM

jeaton01

Ouch, Frank!  I took a direct hit on my left index finger yesterday from a 22 ounce framing hammer, so in a sense I do feel your pain.

 

Another ouch. You know what they say about these things coming in 3's. I better be careful.

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Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, December 5, 2021 9:16 AM

Not certain right now bish, although I'm leaning towards Preddy's plane. I also have the eduard d-5 weekend edition, which has several options...

Bish

 

 
cbaltrin

Bish.  I'll be building this guy for my contribution.

 

 

 

Nice, which of the 2 marking options are you useing.

 

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Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, December 9, 2021 1:17 PM

Here's the box art for my entry, I see a lot of rescribing in my future. 

 

John

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, December 9, 2021 2:13 PM

jeaton01

Here's the box art for my entry, I see a lot of rescribing in my future. 

 

 

Why rescribe? I can understand describing if the B-24 had flush rivets and butt joined panels, but the type did not. Overlapping panels and raised rivets were used, which the kit's raised panel lines do replicate fairly well.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by cbaltrin on Friday, December 10, 2021 6:50 AM

Hey John, You don't have to re-scribe that thing you know. Not planning on entering it in a contest are ya? Confused.  I am working on (well, it's on the shelf but I did actually work on it in the past 10 days) a Monogram B-17G -- Got the fuselage painted and decaled, but it's still in two halves Stick out tongue

 

jeaton01

Here's the box art for my entry, I see a lot of rescribing in my future. 

 

 

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Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, December 10, 2021 10:05 PM

Well, I may relent...Hmm

John

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Posted by TheMongoose on Friday, December 10, 2021 10:26 PM

cbaltrin

Hey John, You don't have to re-scribe that thing you know. Not planning on entering it in a contest are ya? Confused.  I am working on (well, it's on the shelf but I did actually work on it in the past 10 days) a Monogram B-17G -- Got the fuselage painted and decaled, but it's still in two halves Stick out tongue

 

 

 
jeaton01

Here's the box art for my entry, I see a lot of rescribing in my future. 

 

 

 

 

ok cbaltrin i gotta ask Surprise how do you get that long joint glued now that the 2 halves are painted? Every time I read thru this thread i stop and wonder lol

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to a Monogram 1/72 SR-71 and 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 cbaltrin on Saturday, December 11, 2021 12:11 AM

TheMongoose
k cbaltrin i gotta ask  how do you get that long joint glued now that the 2 halves are painted? Every time I read thru this thread i stop and wonder lol

I think Super Glue Mongoose, Zap-a-Gap to be exact, a new bottle that will set quickly. I'll work in 1 inch sections, put some glue between the two halves, press, and quickly whipe away any excess glue with a Q-tip. A little flat coat shold hide any remaing glue around the joint.

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Posted by GAF on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 10:36 AM

Bish,

My "TBD" has finally been determined.  Put me down for a 1/32 Revell of Germany P-51D-15.  It made it across the pond.  Big Smile

Gary

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 1:25 PM

Will do Gary.

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Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 3:46 PM

Martin, my entry is the Promodeler B-24D.

John

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, December 25, 2021 5:36 PM

Throw my name in the hat for this one.

I will be doing the Revell 1/32 P51D with updated filleted resin tail in very colorful Contrary Mary markings.

 

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, December 27, 2021 5:01 PM

Bish, I'm gonna be dropping out of this GB. I'll still be building the kit, just not on FSM

 

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Posted by Bish on Monday, December 27, 2021 5:50 PM

Right guys, with this years builds wrapped up and the 2 GB's coming to an end, time for me to focus on whats coming in 22. Roster is updated. Some nice looking large scale P-51's there. If i am missing anyone, please shout out. GB starts on saturday.

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Posted by TheMongoose on Monday, December 27, 2021 6:03 PM

Wow has the list grown. We're going to see some serious building going on here!

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to a Monogram 1/72 SR-71 and 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 cbaltrin on Monday, December 27, 2021 6:08 PM

Yea, I did not think this would be a very popular subject.. Wink

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Wow has the list grown. We're going to see some serious building going on here!

 

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Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, December 27, 2021 8:53 PM

Martin, Frank's F-82 entry is the 1/72 Monogram kit, not 1/48.  I wish Monogram had done it in 1/48, instead of Modelcraft, although there is a new 1/48 kit soon to be here that sounds pretty nice, but pricey as all the new kits seem to be.

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Posted by fotofrank on Monday, December 27, 2021 9:13 PM

jeaton01

Martin, Frank's F-82 entry is the 1/72 Monogram kit, not 1/48.  I wish Monogram had done it in 1/48, instead of Modelcraft, although there is a new 1/48 kit soon to be here that sounds pretty nice, but pricey as all the new kits seem to be.

 

Thanks, Jeaton. Yep, the ancient Monogram 1/72 scale F-82 kit is my entry. It will be the third F-82 I've built since I returned to the hobby. I thought about the new Modelsvit F-82 kit but the kit retails around $90+ and I can't justify that expense. I have too many kits in the stash that need to be built anyway.

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Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, December 27, 2021 9:40 PM

The Monogram kit builds up pretty nice.  Hobbycraft copied that kit and it isn't as good as the Monogram plastic.  I built the Monogram kit a while back. 

I have two of the Modelcraft kits, maybe someday I will be silly enough to try one.  Right after a Model USA O-1!

 

Here's mine.  Black can hide a lot of sins, but it doesn't have too many.  I did use vac canopies, the ones in the kit are a little thick.

John

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 2:46 AM

F-82 corrected, cheers guys.

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Posted by Bish on Friday, December 31, 2021 6:01 PM

As its now Jan 1st 2022 here in Blighty, i declare the GB open.

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Posted by cbaltrin on Friday, December 31, 2021 6:31 PM

Toast Happy new year & happy modeling!

Bish

As its now Jan 1st 2022 here in Blighty, i declare the GB open.

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, December 31, 2021 6:47 PM

Well then happy new year Bish 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, December 31, 2021 7:10 PM

Happy new year Bish. We got less than 4 hours to go here across the pond.

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Posted by GAF on Friday, December 31, 2021 7:55 PM

Happy New Year!  My entry arrived a couple of days ago.

With this I can finally build the "Alabama Rammer Jammer" flown by Lt. Arthur C. Cundy.

Pictures of sprues and decals later.

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Posted by TheMongoose on Friday, December 31, 2021 8:55 PM

GAF

Happy New Year!  My entry arrived a couple of days ago.

With this I can finally build the "Alabama Rammer Jammer" flown by Lt. Arthur C. Cundy.

Pictures of sprues and decals later.

Gary

 

NOW THAT I'M EXCITED TO SEE!

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Posted by cbaltrin on Friday, December 31, 2021 9:28 PM

GAF
With this I can finally build the "Alabama Rammer Jammer" flown by Lt. Arthur C. Cundy.

Nice markings choice!

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Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, December 31, 2021 10:46 PM

Well, still 3:15 to go here is California and I'm looking at the B-24 instructions, but I have this stupid (imagine Calvin and Hobbes here)Italeri B-26K still to finish before I start the B-24.  At least it's almost ready for paint.  I can't even remember what GB I entered it in, but I know there was one somewhere.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, December 31, 2021 11:05 PM

4 minutes into the new year here in Central Florida and the resin am tail is on and ready for super glue Big Smile

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, January 1, 2022 8:55 AM

I hope you all had a safe New Year celebration. Wishing all a safe and prosperous 2022.

I bought this Revell 1/32 Mustang when it first came out a while back. I was hoping to find colorful markings for a NMF non filleted tail scheme but was unable to find one I liked. There is a huge selection for the filleted Mustangs so I opted to get a resin filleted tail from a company in the UK called  Aircraft Models. 

I superglued the resin parts to the fuselage sides late last night before going to bed.

The resin parts are on solid and have good fit on the fuselage sides.

Preliminary dry fitting this morning revealed a small gap on the fillet spine. Once the sides go together, I will use thick CA and baking soda as a filler on the resin allowing sanding the area to a thin sharp edge along the spine.

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, January 1, 2022 11:21 AM

Someones off to a quick start. Looking forward to more.

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Posted by oortiz10 on Saturday, January 1, 2022 5:25 PM

It's officially the first, I'm sitting at home with a cold (No, it's NOT Covid!) so figured today would be a good day to start my contribution to this mighty GB. I'm in with a Hasegawa (sorry, NOT Tamiya) P-38F that will also be a crossover for the Lockheed Martin GB.

I have some resin wheels, an aftermarket decal sheet, and am considering using some turned barrels, but otherwise this will be OOB.

This kit has some pretty nicely molded detail in the cockpit. The only thing I added was some belts made of paper. 

My builds are usually built with the cockpit's closed up, so I don't spend a lot of time detailing the office. (That and I'm not that good at cockpit painting and/or detailing.)

I like to build more than one kit at a time, so this one will share bench-space with a AMT's 1/48 F7F-3 Tigercat for the Animalistic GB. Stay tuned!

Good luck with your builds everyone. I'm looking forward to finishing more than 3 in 2022!

-O

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Posted by GAF on Saturday, January 1, 2022 8:17 PM

PJ,

I'll follow along with your build as mine is pretty much the same.  I thought about buying an aftermarket tail with fillet too for the early model, but decided to wait for the late version.

As promised, here's some shots of the sprues and decals for the P-51D-15.

This comprises most of the pit.

Fuselage and wings.

This is wing tanks, bombs and rockets.  Three canopies, probably of different types.

And Barracudal decals.  The reason I bought the 1/32 scale P-51D.

 

Next up is to give the sprues a bath.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, January 2, 2022 5:44 PM

GAF

 I thought about buying an aftermarket tail with fillet too for the early model, but decided to wait for the late version.

I waited a bit but got  anxious and got the resin tail anyway. The fillets started I believe on 10NA frames and the others got field mods. The IPs changed slightly I believe on 20NA frames. I read about some gap issues on the belly area so we will see once the build progresses. I'm kind of stuck till I can paint in the garage again. We are still putting away Christmas things so hopefully I will reclaim my painting area soon so I can get colors on the pit .

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Posted by oortiz10 on Sunday, January 2, 2022 9:17 PM

Didn't get much done today, but any progress, not matter how small, is still progress...

Today I focused on the booms. I've read that this kit isn't Hasegawa's best fitting boxing, and I saw that first hand today. I'm guessing, as Hase is prone to do, it uses a modular base kit with the bits and pieces to make the variants included in each particular box. Well, I saw today that the coolers on the booms and the intakes under the nacelles had parts that were undersized. 

Here you can see that gaps in the cooler doors...

And the lip on the cooler intake...

It wasn't difficult but after some filling, sanding, shaping, and rescribing...

I was able to get things looking decent...

Next I'll assemble the booms, attack the intakes, and get everything cleaned up. 

Thanks for lookin'! Of course comments, questions, and criticisms are always welcome.

Cheers!

-O

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Posted by GAF on Sunday, January 2, 2022 9:45 PM

Looking good, Ortiz!

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Posted by Bish on Monday, January 3, 2022 6:50 AM

Nice looking pit O, and you got those intakes well sorted.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, January 3, 2022 7:21 AM

Looking good O. 

Made some progress last night drilling out the guns

And the exhaust pipes, before

And after

 

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Posted by cbaltrin on Monday, January 3, 2022 7:30 AM

plasticjunkie
Made some progress last night drilling out the guns

Holy Smokes PJ. You must have nerves of steel. How did you get those holes dead center? Nice work.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, January 3, 2022 8:23 AM

cbaltrin

 

 
plasticjunkie
Made some progress last night drilling out the guns

 

Holy Smokes PJ. You must have nerves of steel. How did you get those holes dead center? Nice work.

 

Thanks cb. I used my pin vise with a sharp pin to punch a pilot hole on the center then use my mini carbide  bits from Habor Freight that work great. I can get some tiny holes drilled out with them but they will break very easily.

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Posted by Bish on Monday, January 3, 2022 8:37 AM

Nice work on those PJ. Those fine drill bits come in very handy, i get mine off e-bay in packs of 10 which is useful.

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Posted by rooster513 on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 12:09 PM

Great work so far everyone!

Bish, I'd like to add Hasegawa's 1/32 P-47D bubbletop to the list. This one jumped ahead of the B-17. I'm not sure yet about the markings but I'm going to have my first go at skinning it in bare metal (aluminum foil in this case) so we will see how that goesIndifferent

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 1:10 PM

Will do Andy.

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Posted by oortiz10 on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 2:39 PM

I took advantage of my last couple of days of vacation and a couple of subsequent sick days and put in some quality bench time.

I've been able to make some solid progress on my Lightning. I got the booms squared away. As I mentioned in a previous post, the inserts for the various variants didn't fit very well. I was able to get them to a point that I was happy with. 

After some shaping, filling, sanding and rescribing, here are the finished products:

 

I was also able to get the central "pod" assembled. The instructions have the booms assembled to the upper wing before adding the cockpit/lower pod assembly. During dry fit, that didn't make sense to me. Seems to me that's where other builders' alignment problems came from. So I assembled the central section first, then will assemble the booms and lower wing sections later. Anyway, I was able to get a very good fit and good alignment, however, it seems that as the glue was setting, the parts shifted a bit which resulted in a step along the forward fuselasge sides. I'll have to deal with that.

 

You'll notice that I also got the nose cone installed. Like other parts in this kit, it doesn't fit well. It's too big. I ended up with a step at the bottom, but you can see I was able to wrestle that into submission. Nothing some more shaping, filling, sanding and rescribing couldn't handle. 

Oh, and of course, I couldn't resist posing the main assemblies together for something that resembles a Lightning...

Anyway...more later. Stay tuned!

Cheers,

-O

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Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 9:17 PM

Much progress, Omar.  That is a strange prop attachment on those booms.

My ProModeler B-24 kit does not have 8th AF markings, so I went looking for a likely candidate for an 8th B-24D and came upon Bomerang.  Here is the history, copied from a page on the American Air Museum in Britain web site:

 

The B-24D, 41-23722, Bomerang, based in Britain, flew on the 93rd Bomb Group's maiden mission on 9 October 1942. It sustained the worst battle damage of the ten Liberators damaged on the mission, with over 200 holes in the plane. Due to shortages of B-24 parts in the UK early in the war, common practice dictated, 41-23722, was to be cannibalized to repair the other aircraft, but the aircraft's crew chief, Master Sergeant Charles Chambers, adamantly refused, and the aircraft was saved with the support of the pilot, Lieutenant John Stewart.

Bomerang, was flown on Operation Tidal Wave by Pilot Roy G. Martin and Colonel Luther Smith Bird, who survived the raid on the Ploesti oil refinery complex, to return safely to Libya on, 1 Aug, 1943.

Bomerang, became the first B-24D Liberator of the 8th Air Force to complete 50 missions. On completion of the aircraft's 53rd mission on 4 April, 1944, General Ted Timberlake visited the plane and crew at Hardwick for their "50 Mission" going away party.

On 17 April, 1944, Bomerang, embarked on a war bond tour, returning to the U.S. with its crew led by Col. Walter Stewart, with Lt. Royden Lebrecht in, The Squaw, and Lt. John Young in, The Blue Streak.

One lucky B-24!

I thought about doing the decals myself, but I didn't find any reference for the Kangaroo artwork colors.  I was able to find decals for it from Dave Klaus' website so I ordered them.  If anyone else has need of the other parts of the sheet, let me know, they are all Ploesti raid airplanes.

 

Here's the Bomerang part of the sheet.

 

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 6:29 AM

Omar, lots of work going into that, and its paying off. Nice work.

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 6:30 AM

Glad to see your sorted the decals John. Those Polesti raiders are interesting subjects with the British tail markings on them.

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Posted by cbaltrin on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 7:37 AM

Hey John, Isn't do the research half the fun in this hobby? Nice story & thanks for sharing!

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Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 7:41 AM

rooster513

Great work so far everyone!

Bish, I'd like to add Hasegawa's 1/32 P-47D bubbletop to the list. This one jumped ahead of the B-17. I'm not sure yet about the markings but I'm going to have my first go at skinning it in bare metal (aluminum foil in this case) so we will see how that goesIndifferent

 

Hey Andy if you need any advive or have questions on foiling with kitchen foil let me know and I'll see if i can help. I've done a few now that way. My biggest issue has been painting and decalling over foil. My favorite glue, Mona Lisa brand gold leaf foil glue Yes

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to a Monogram 1/72 SR-71 and 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 rooster513 on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 8:11 AM

TheMongoose

 

 
rooster513

Great work so far everyone!

Bish, I'd like to add Hasegawa's 1/32 P-47D bubbletop to the list. This one jumped ahead of the B-17. I'm not sure yet about the markings but I'm going to have my first go at skinning it in bare metal (aluminum foil in this case) so we will see how that goesIndifferent

 

 

 

Hey Andy if you need any advive or have questions on foiling with kitchen foil let me know and I'll see if i can help. I've done a few now that way. My biggest issue has been painting and decalling over foil. My favorite glue, Mona Lisa brand gold leaf foil glue Yes

 

Sounds great Mongoose I'll take all the tips I can get. I tried to PM you but the feature doesn't seem to be working at the moment. How do you go about burnishing the foil? I've been trying it with a cotton swab and toothpick.

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Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 8:47 AM

-Othat lightning has alot of potential. Nteresting to see how the change in assembly helps for sure.

John love the storyline. Looks like cool nose art. Klaus' decals are really nice. Have you used them before?

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Posted by fearlessfarless on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 10:20 AM

Good morning, I just found your group build. I started a 1/48 Eduard P-51D on Dec 25th. Is it too late to join the GB?

P.S. Sorry to post here, but DM would not work.

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 12:56 PM

fearlessfarless

Good morning, I just found your group build. I started a 1/48 Eduard P-51D on Dec 25th. Is it too late to join the GB?

P.S. Sorry to post here, but DM would not work.

 

Nope, not at all. Welcome aboard.

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Posted by fearlessfarless on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 1:20 PM

Thank you!

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Posted by fearlessfarless on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 2:18 PM

Here is the kit and markings I'm working on.

 

 

 

I know it's cliché, but is it really a Mustang without checkerboards on the nose? Wink

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Posted by fotofrank on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 3:22 PM

FINALLY!! I started the 8th AF F-82E. Not much, but a start. The seats are pretty much done. I cut some Tamiya tape on my Infini cutting board to make the shoulder harnesses and lap belts. Not sure if I'll have pilots in the seats though. Now to put the seats in their respective fuselage.

 .

The copyright on the inside one of the fuselages is 1973!

OK. In the stash: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 6:00 PM

Mongoose, no, these will be the first I've used, but I think I do have some of his other decals in the stash.  It seems like a lot of the time I pick subjects that are not available anywhere so I make a lot of my own decals and masks.

CBaltrin, yes, the research is fun, and building a model with no sense of its history seems less interesting to me.

John

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Posted by GAF on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 8:04 PM

John> Interesting B-24.  Hopefully the decals don't give you too much trouble.

Fotofrank> Not bad!  The F-82 will make for a wild ride!

Fearless> Welcome to the GB!  Look forward to the Eduard P-51.

My own P-51 has had its bath and is awaiting my finishing up other projects.  Always something!  Big Smile

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 9:22 PM

Outstanding work by everyone on this GB. 

Been looking over things and the flaps, ailerons and elevators are all missing the riveting so, out came the RB Riveter and spent a few hours roling the missing details. Just enough to busy up the metal skin.

The parts before detailing.

After rolling the riveter.

Topside completed, the bottoms will be next but not tonight Surprise

The rivets are subtle and hard to see in the pictures but will be more visible after paint and washes.

 

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Posted by fearlessfarless on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 9:29 PM

I finished the cockpit last night, now on to fitting the fuselage together...

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Posted by oortiz10 on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 11:32 PM

Lovin' it. Lovin' it all! 

Hey fearless, I kicked around the idea of doing Landers' Mustang for this GB as a crossover for the Animalistic GB too. I'm glad I didn't! By the look of your start, I don't think mine wouldn't have compared!

Keep up the great work all. Great lookin' stuff!

-O

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Posted by Helo H-34 on Thursday, January 6, 2022 12:15 AM

I have a two reference books regarding the Mighty 8th AAF , so

I've beenthinking about joining this group build for a couple of weeks now and was going through my kit stash to find something that would be suitable .

I have chosen the 1/72 Academy P-38J Lightning

The kit decals have the "California Cutie" markings which I found reference to in the Mighty Eighth in colour book

Please sign me up .

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Posted by fearlessfarless on Thursday, January 6, 2022 3:40 AM

oortiz10

Lovin' it. Lovin' it all! 

Hey fearless, I kicked around the idea of doing Landers' Mustang for this GB as a crossover for the Animalistic GB too. I'm glad I didn't! By the look of your start, I don't think mine wouldn't have compared!

Keep up the great work all. Great lookin' stuff!

-O

 

 

Thank you! You are way too kind.

I hope I didn't steal your thunder with the Landers' Mustang...Indifferent

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, January 6, 2022 6:05 AM

Helo, will get that on the roster.

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, January 6, 2022 6:06 AM

fearless, nice looking subject and off to a good start.

frank, will check out your build tonight, can't see the pics from work.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, January 6, 2022 8:54 AM

Helo, can’t comment on the 1/72 scale but the Academy 1/48 P-38 is a great kit. I built one as a commission a while back and went together very well.

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Posted by oortiz10 on Thursday, January 6, 2022 10:24 AM

fearlessfarless

 ...I hope I didn't steal your thunder with the Landers' Mustang...

 

Nah. Landers' Mustang's been on my to-do list for years. It'll get done, just not for this GB. But I am looking forward to seeing yours built up. 

Yes

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Posted by fearlessfarless on Thursday, January 6, 2022 2:32 PM

"Snowmageddon" hit my little corner of the world today and work was canceled.

What a shame...

free model day WOOHOO!!!

I know, I know, the wheel wells are all yellow. Heresy! Sharpen the torches and light the pitchforks! Big Smile

I've seen, heard, and read arguments with more variations than can be counted, green, yellow, bare aluminum, and all combinations of those finishes. IMHO, considering the variations, no one can say with certainty what 44-72218 had for factory original finish, or what was added in theater...

Yellow looks good! That being said, I want this thing to be right, so if someone KNOWS something i don't, I've got a brush and plenty of paint Wink

Thanks y'all!

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Posted by Bish on Friday, January 7, 2022 5:50 PM

fotofrank

FINALLY!! I started the 8th AF F-82E. Not much, but a start. The seats are pretty much done. I cut some Tamiya tape on my Infini cutting board to make the shoulder harnesses and lap belts. Not sure if I'll have pilots in the seats though. Now to put the seats in their respective fuselage.

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The copyright on the inside one of the fuselages is 1973!

 

Nice work there frank, those seatbelts look good.

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Posted by Bish on Friday, January 7, 2022 5:51 PM

Nice job on those rivets PJ.

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Posted by fotofrank on Friday, January 7, 2022 7:53 PM

Bish

 

 
fotofrank

FINALLY!! I started the 8th AF F-82E. Not much, but a start. The seats are pretty much done. I cut some Tamiya tape on my Infini cutting board to make the shoulder harnesses and lap belts. Not sure if I'll have pilots in the seats though. Now to put the seats in their respective fuselage.

The copyright on the inside one of the fuselages is 1973!

 

 Nice work there frank, those seatbelts look good.

 

Thanks, Bish. I've had a tough time getting motivated since Christmas. This Monogram kit is a simple build and should get me going. The major components are built, the fuselages and the wing. Now I'm assembling all of the little stuff. I'll have some pictures in a day or two before the F-82 heads to the paint shop.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, January 7, 2022 7:55 PM

Thanks Bish. Can't wait to do the Alclad like I did on my F84. 

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Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, January 7, 2022 11:35 PM

fearlessfarless

 

I've seen, heard, and read arguments with more variations than can be counted, green, yellow, bare aluminum, and all combinations of those finishes. IMHO, considering the variations, no one can say with certainty what 44-72218 had for factory original finish, or what was added in theater...

Yellow looks good! That being said, I want this thing to be right, so if someone KNOWS something i don't, I've got a brush and plenty of paint Wink

Thanks y'all!

 

 
Fearless, look at this link where I took a lot of photos of a very authentic restoration, other than it being way too shiny on the outside for a wartime airplane.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, January 8, 2022 7:51 AM

fearlessfarless

I've seen, heard, and read arguments with more variations than can be counted, green, yellow, bare aluminum, and all combinations of those finishes. IMHO, considering the variations, no one can say with certainty what 44-72218 had for factory original finish, or what was added in theater...

 

Ditto One can only approximate specially when only one or no pictures exist of the particular aircraft. The one I’m doing has only one known picture in existence so artistic license is not an issue. 

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Posted by fearlessfarless on Saturday, January 8, 2022 8:23 AM

jeaton01

 

Fearless, look at this link where I took a lot of photos of a very authentic restoration, other than it being way too shiny on the outside for a wartime airplane.

 

 

Thank you for the link jeaton01 

That is a beautiful bird and those closeups are really clear. Now I see that while this Eduard kit has the most detailed wheel wells I've ever messed with, it is still lacking a ton detail. when I get home, I'm going to compare the pics and the model and see if I can incorporate any improvements...

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Posted by fearlessfarless on Saturday, January 8, 2022 8:29 AM

plasticjunkie

 

Ditto One can only approximate specially when only one or no pictures exist of the particular aircraft. The one I’m doing has only one known picture in existence so artistic license is not an issue. 

 

 

Thanks for the reply! I must say this is one of the most calm and reasonable forum groups I've seen. I was actually nervous about posting the yellow wheel wells because of the flame wars I have seen on other forums about this subject...

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, January 8, 2022 9:00 AM

fearlessfarless

 

 
plasticjunkie

 

Ditto One can only approximate specially when only one or no pictures exist of the particular aircraft. The one I’m doing has only one known picture in existence so artistic license is not an issue. 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the reply! I must say this is one of the most calm and reasonable forum groups I've seen. I was actually nervous about posting the yellow wheel wells because of the flame wars I have seen on other forums about this subject...

 

 

Ha ha. Here you will find a great bunch of guys sharing their info and knowledge. If for some reason something is off, one of the guys here will give out constructive feedback to correct what ever the issue happens to be. No worries, just have fun with the project.

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Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, January 8, 2022 9:49 AM

That's great fearless!

fearlessfarless
"Snowmageddon" hit my little corner of the world today and work was canceled. What a shame... free model day WOOHOO!!!

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Posted by oortiz10 on Sunday, January 9, 2022 8:40 PM

Not a whole lot to report on my Lightning but there are a few things to share.

First, I got the transparencies installed, but before I could, I had to deal with a small problem.

During dryfitting, I noticed the rear canopy wouldn't sit flush against the fuselage.

Turns out the armor plating behind the seat was too tall. So, I had to remove it and cut it down. I used some liquid cement to soften the joint, then carefully pulled the piece away.

After I cut it down, I reinstalled it, and the canopy piece fit beautifully.

The five-piece canopy assembly was a bit fiddly and took some time to get together, but the parts go together nicely.

I bought a Montex mask set and got the framing interior colors sprayed.

I have to say that I'm disappointed with the Montex masks. This is the third set I've tried, and all three have been too big. With all three sets, I've had to cut each mask into smaller pieces to get them to fit within the molded framing. For the side windows, I had to use the masks Montex provides for the interior of the transparencies. I don't think I'll be using Montex in the future...

Anyway, I have to go back to work tomorrow. I don't think there will be much to share until next weekend. Now that the transparencies are protected, I think I'm going to attack the boom attachments, clean up seams, and replace any erased details. Stay tuned!

Feel free to share your comments, questions, and/or criticisms. 

Thanks again for lookin'!

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Posted by fearlessfarless on Monday, January 10, 2022 9:20 AM

oortiz10

Anyway, I have to go back to work tomorrow. I don't think there will be much to share until next weekend. Now that the transparencies are protected, I think I'm going to attack the boom attachments, clean up seams, and replace any erased details. Stay tuned!

Feel free to share your comments, questions, and/or criticisms. 

Thanks again for lookin'!

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That's looking really nice! Canopy work always makes me nervous, but it looks like you nailed it!

 

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Posted by taxtp on Monday, January 10, 2022 5:57 PM

I've finally made a start on my old Hasegawa P-47D. THe parts are off the sprue and ready to commence work.

Cheers

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 2:50 AM

Nice work O. I don't like Montex masks. I find they never stay down especially on curved pieces. I bought a few as they are cheaper than Eduard, but have since replaced the ones i can. I try and avoid vinyl masks now.

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 2:52 AM

Look forward to seeing how you get opne with that Tony. I have a couple of those Hase kits along with several of the Academy.

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Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 3:54 PM

A little more progress on the F-82, y'all. The fuselages are assembled and the canopies attached and masked. Now to assemble the major components and get ready for paint.

 .

Trying to think of another 8th AF aircraft to follow this one -- in 1/48th scale!

Would a "what-if" build apply here?

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Posted by cbaltrin on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 6:17 PM

fotofrank
Trying to think of another 8th AF aircraft to follow this one -- in 1/48th scale

Hey FF,  A nice razorback P-47 model never hurt nobody... Just say'n...

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Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 8:05 PM

cbaltrin

 

 
fotofrank
Trying to think of another 8th AF aircraft to follow this one -- in 1/48th scale

 

Hey FF,  A nice razorback P-47 model never hurt nobody... Just say'n...

 

Yeah, I know. I do have a Tamiya Razorback up in the closet that calls out to me once in a while. Maybe I should listen.

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Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 9:04 PM

What's with all these "Little Friends"!  The 8th is bombers!  We want bombers!

 

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Posted by fearlessfarless on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 10:23 PM

jeaton01

What's with all these "Little Friends"!  The 8th is bombers!  We want bombers!



Well, I'm not in a position to build a bomber. Depending on the scale, I can put at least 4 fighters on the shelf that one B-24 or B-17 would take up.

I don't know about you, but if I were in flying in your B-24, I think this ratio of escort fighters to bombers would be to my liking. Wink

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Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 11:30 PM

Well, yeah, but at least we need enough bombers to make at least one box formation!  But likely as not they'd all be B-17's flying 2000 feet higher while I get all the flak!Crying

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 2:30 AM

Don't worry John, the heavies are coming. I'll be starting my B-24 as soon as the Harrier and Stuka are done.

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Posted by scottrc on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 8:31 AM

I just ordered an Acedemy B-24J and decal set, so add another to the formation.

Not a lot of B17s. Thats ok, the old B24 needs some recognition.  

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Posted by cbaltrin on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 10:15 AM

Would love to build a bomber John, would just take me too long. Maybe I can finish my prepainted Monogram B-17G Wink or would love to get my hands on an old revell 1/72 Liberator...

jeaton01

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Posted by fearlessfarless on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 10:56 AM

UH OH! This discussion about bombers is making me think.

My wife constantly warns me about that...

Have any of y'all ever done a YB-40 conversion on a B-17F? A Google search turned up a couple of resin sets to modify either the 1/72 Revell or Academy kit. I might have to dig deeper IF this Mustang wraps quickly.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 11:20 AM

Bish
Don't worry John, the heavies are coming.

Yep, I got 4 B-17s in the stash and one of them is slotted in que.

Steve

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Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 2:14 PM

Now that I'm all caught up. Lots of good work going on here. Once I dusted off and opened this kit from 1989 boy it shows too.. again its OOB..

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 2:31 PM

fearlessfarless

UH OH! This discussion about bombers is making me think.

My wife constantly warns me about that...

Have any of y'all ever done a YB-40 conversion on a B-17F? A Google search turned up a couple of resin sets to modify either the 1/72 Revell or Academy kit. I might have to dig deeper IF this Mustang wraps quickly.

 

According to scalmates there were 2. One by Blackbird Models and the other by Paragon. But both are quite old and you would struggle to find them. Paragon no longer exists and the Blackbird one is out of stock on their site. I'd like to do a BQ-7 conversion but its never been done so might have to scratch one.

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 2:31 PM

scottrc

I just ordered an Acedemy B-24J and decal set, so add another to the formation.

Not a lot of B17s. Thats ok, the old B24 needs some recognition.  

 

Will do.

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 2:32 PM

Speaking of bombers, looking good Nick.

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Posted by fearlessfarless on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 5:08 PM

Bish

According to scalmates there were 2. One by Blackbird Models and the other by Paragon. But both are quite old and you would struggle to find them. Paragon no longer exists and the Blackbird one is out of stock on their site. I'd like to do a BQ-7 conversion but its never been done so might have to scratch one.

I see your point on the availability of a YB-40 conversion. That is unfortunate. Probably for the best right now though, there's lot's of work to do before another project...

A BQ-7 would be super cool!

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, January 14, 2022 8:48 AM

I totally forgot about two gorgeous Revell 1/72 F and G Forts in my other closet. Maybe I will get to those soon.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, January 16, 2022 8:57 PM

Got the pit completed.  I used the kit decals and placards but were not enough so I dug into my spares for anything looking close to what the pony used. The wood floors were painted black and would show some foot traffic From use. I simulated this effect by dry brushing dark brown on the worn areas.

I wired up the radio battery.

The pit sides after paint and decals.

I used some Verlinden 1/32 seat belt buckles and wine foil to make the seat belts 

Used The kit decals for the instrument faces then added clear parts cement for the glass.

 

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Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, January 16, 2022 9:14 PM

Nice work PJ. Looking reall good!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, January 16, 2022 9:33 PM

That looks great PJ Yes

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, January 16, 2022 9:59 PM

Thanks gents!

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Posted by fearlessfarless on Sunday, January 16, 2022 10:14 PM

That looks absolutely amazing!

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, January 16, 2022 10:29 PM

fearlessfarless

That looks absolutely amazing!

 

Thanks!

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Posted by GAF on Monday, January 17, 2022 9:00 AM

PJ,

<takes notes>  Big Smile

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Posted by Bish on Monday, January 17, 2022 1:45 PM

Thats impressive work there PJ, lovely detail.

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Posted by fearlessfarless on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 2:35 AM

 

 

 

After seeing the work y'all are doing, I hesitate to even post a photo etch IP Big Smile

I also added brake lines to the landing gear. That nearly turned into a disaster Indifferent

I guess this is how you learn new things...

 

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 7:34 AM

fearlessfarless

 

 

 

After seeing the work y'all are doing, I hesitate to even post a photo etch IP Big Smile

I also added brake lines to the landing gear. That nearly turned into a disaster Indifferent

I guess this is how you learn new things...

 

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 12:43 PM

Nothing to worry about there fealess, thats some lovely work.

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Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 2:05 PM

The F-82 is all primered with MM gray enamel primer. As I wait for the primer to cure for a few days I pulled this Tamiya P-47D out of the closet. cbaltrin suggested a "Razorback" Thunderbolt would be a good follow-up to the Twin Mustang. I ordered decals to build the Thunderbolt as a 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron airplane. I should have the decals in about a week.

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Posted by fearlessfarless on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 3:38 PM

That'll be great! I look forward to seeing it.
P-47 is da bomb!!!

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Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 4:45 PM

I've always been partial to the Thunderbolt. I like its enormousness!

Anyone know where I can get this resin set? Loon Models lo48219.

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Posted by fearlessfarless on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 6:52 PM

fotofrank

I've always been partial to the Thunderbolt. I like its enormousness!

 

 
 
Whenever I dream of tearing through the wild blue yonder, I think it likely that the only aircraft I might fit in would be the P-47 Wink

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 11:27 PM

If you casually look at the clear Revell parts they appear to be ok but, look closely at the front windscreen panel and is not flat but looks like a clear puddle. The canopy sides distort in a wave pattern. 

Here is a perfect demonstration 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=A664rUqiW7I

So the same company that makes the resin tail makes a great replacement canopy and windscreen. Looks like I will be ordering it since my clear parts are VERY distorted.

Also some caution during joining the fuselage halves. I like to dry fit parts to test the waters before using glue and the pit side frames, front and rear bulkheads MUST be sanded thinner to allow the fuselage to close. I read about this issue in a review and sure enough I experienced the same problem. Some sanding with a coarse sanding stick fixed the gap issue.

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, January 20, 2022 2:23 PM

fotofrank

I've always been partial to the Thunderbolt. I like its enormousness!

Anyone know where I can get this resin set? Loon Models lo48219.

 

I've not been able to find it and i can't access the Loon website for some reason.

I'll add that to the roster frank, that will be somthing different if you can find the conversion.

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Posted by scottrc on Friday, January 21, 2022 1:31 PM

My kit and decal set came today.  Except I just found out the decals are a two part set, and I ordered part 2.  I should have also ordered part 1 and of coarse, its out of stock. LOL  No biggie, it was the nose art I needed and got.

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Posted by oortiz10 on Saturday, January 22, 2022 8:50 PM

OK gang, when I last left you, my Lightning was masked up and awaiting its booms. Since my last installment, I was able to get the booms attached and cleaned up. The fit wasn't terrible but there was a bit of filling and sanding needed to smooth things out. After I got the assemblies together and cleaned up, I went back and replaced lost rivets and panel lines.

Then I sprayed some Alclad gray microfiller. This helped fill in those tiny sanding gouges and made those spots that needed more love a little more visible.

Then I got busy with the primary painting. Here it is with its primary coat. I'm still going to go back and distress the paint a bit more.

Now that the big parts are assembled and painted, I'm going to turn my attention to the fiddly bits. As it stands now, I'm pretty happy with where I'm at with the Lightning. I think the worst is over. Should be downhill from here.

Of course, feel free to share you comments, questions, and criticisms.

Thanks for looking. Stay tuned for more!

Cheers,

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Posted by fearlessfarless on Saturday, January 22, 2022 10:29 PM

oortiz10

Of course, feel free to share you comments, questions, and criticisms.

Criticisms? Are you kidding?

That is one sweet paint job! 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 23, 2022 3:47 AM

Scott, look forward to seeing you start that.

O, lovely paint job, i do like how the OD came out.

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Posted by fearlessfarless on Sunday, January 23, 2022 7:33 PM

Talk me off the ledge fellas...

I'm already nervous about NM finish...

Somehow i missed these spots during fitting, construction, sanding, and priming, NOW these sink marks showed up. I have no idea how I overlooked them. 

 

Anyway, just venting a little, I'm gonna try and sand this mess down to an acceptable level and repaint.

 

UPDATED this post instead of creating another one...


Whew, repaint was successful, aluminum all wrapped. Letting the gloss coat dry until at least tomorrow... 

 

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Posted by oortiz10 on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 11:30 PM

Hey gang, I'm posting in the hopes of getting a little feedback. This is the first time I've done this amount of chipping on a build. I'd appreciate a little constructive criticism. Whathca think? I'm going for a used but not abused look. Is the chipping convincing? Thoughts?

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Posted by fearlessfarless on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 2:34 AM

oortiz10

Hey gang, I'm posting in the hopes of getting a little feedback. This is the first time I've done this amount of chipping on a build. I'd appreciate a little constructive criticism. Whathca think? I'm going for a used but not abused look. Is the chipping convincing? Thoughts?

Thanks in advance, 

-O

 

I like your "used not abused" approach. From the references I can find, your wear pattern is right on. Looking good!

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 4:37 AM

fearless, those very fine lacquer paints do show up every minor detail, i can take a lot of work to get the surface right. But its looking good and should not take to much to clean those up.

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 4:51 AM

oortiz10

Hey gang, I'm posting in the hopes of getting a little feedback. This is the first time I've done this amount of chipping on a build. I'd appreciate a little constructive criticism. Whathca think? I'm going for a used but not abused look. Is the chipping convincing? Thoughts?

Thanks in advance, 

-O

 

I don't know about the wear areas on that type, but it looks to me as though where you have put them looks about right. I am not a fan of chipping myself, but if it matches real life photo's, then who is to argue.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 6:56 AM

Finally got a response from Revell about the canopy and windscreen issue and replacements will be sent free of charge. The massage said it will take up to 6 weeks for the parts to arrive so hopefully these will have no distortion.

And some progress done with the pony. Got the fuselage closed up after sanding down the thickness of the pit side frames and both bulkheads otherwise the fuse halves will have a slight gap.  

 

I drilled out the carburator intake panels

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Posted by fearlessfarless on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 11:40 AM

plasticjunkie

I drilled out the carburator intake panels

Wowzers! That reminds me of the old saying, "It’s not fun work, but at least it’s tedious." Gonna look great!

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, January 29, 2022 8:19 PM

Thanks Fearless.

The main gear area was sprayed Humbrol Metalcote polished aluminum and after drying was buffed with a Q Tip. Next I spent a couple of hours masking to spray the stringers and crossmembers zync chromate green. This is how things look with the parts unglued and waiting for the Fundekal red stencils that go on the NMF sheet metal between the stringers.

The two visible mold marks will be covered up by the main gear struts once secured on. Lots of plumbing to come.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 30, 2022 2:34 AM

Some lovely work there PJ, great attention to detail.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, January 30, 2022 9:04 AM

Bish

Some lovely work there PJ, great attention to detail.

 

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Posted by fotofrank on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 12:14 PM

Some progress on the old Monogram F-82. The NMF is Alclad Dark Aluminum with a primer of MM Grey Enamel Primer. This morning I painted Tamiya Flat White on the wing tips and tails in preparation for the red, white and blue trim colors.

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 2:19 PM

Looking good frank.

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Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 9:40 PM

fotofrank that's looking great! The color's going to really set off that nmf

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Posted by scottrc on Thursday, February 3, 2022 1:15 PM

I found my olive drabs had dried up, so I ordered new paint along with replenishments of Mr Surfacer.  

It just came this afternoon, and the paint had frozen.  Arrgh!

But at least I can start masking the canopy frames.  

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Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, February 3, 2022 7:04 PM

F-82 looks good, Frank.

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Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, February 3, 2022 9:37 PM

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F-82 looks good, Frank.

 

Thanks, Jeaton. This Twin Mustang has not been my favorite build. I've built three of these old Monogram kits in the past couple of years. I'm pretty sure this one will be the last one I build. I still have two more up in my stash closet. I will persevere and finish this and make it look good despite my attitude toward the kit. Maybe I'll pose all three together after I finish this one.

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Posted by fotofrank on Friday, February 4, 2022 4:13 PM

A build I am much more proud off. A Tamiya P-47D Razorback. The finished build will represent a Thunderbolt of the 5th ERS based at Boxted. This is the cowling for the airplane. The red and white are Tamiya paints, the blue is MM Insignia Blue enamel. All of the ERS Thunderbolts had this red, white and blue cowling.

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Posted by fotofrank on Monday, February 7, 2022 2:29 PM

Finished the R, W, and B trim on the F-82 today. The red and white are Tamiya colors while the blue is MM Insignia Blue enamel. If you look closely, you can see where the Tamiya tape pulled up the Alclad from the primer. So, I'll be doing some touch-up on the Alclad after the blue enamel cures for a couple of days . . . more masking. After that comes the blue on the noses and the anti-glare panels on the noses.

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Posted by Bish on Monday, February 7, 2022 3:07 PM

I'm likeing the look of that frank. Are you adding the P-47 into the GB. If so am i right in thinking thats 1/48th.

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Posted by fotofrank on Monday, February 7, 2022 3:22 PM

Bish

I'm likeing the look of that frank. Are you adding the P-47 into the GB. If so am i right in thinking thats 1/48th.

 

Thanks, Bish. The F-82 has been a real chore but it is beginning to look pretty good overall.

Yes, I am adding the Thunderbolt to the group build. The kit is the Tamiya P-47D Razorback in 1/48 scale. I think I'm getting my *** back after a mid-winter slump.

I don't plan anymore surprises.

This is the Thunderbolt I'm building, plus invasion stripes.

I haven't found the Loon Models resin accessories for the build yet.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, February 12, 2022 4:11 PM

The stencils finally came in the mail. Added the red stencils to the NMF sheetmetal and busied up the area with wiring. 


 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, February 12, 2022 4:37 PM

Frank that RWB nose looks so smooth. Nice paint work there!

Plasticjunkie looks like you've  done some valuable time in that main wheel well with the lead wire!

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, February 13, 2022 7:16 AM

fotofrank

 

 
Bish

I'm likeing the look of that frank. Are you adding the P-47 into the GB. If so am i right in thinking thats 1/48th.

 

 

 

Thanks, Bish. The F-82 has been a real chore but it is beginning to look pretty good overall.

Yes, I am adding the Thunderbolt to the group build. The kit is the Tamiya P-47D Razorback in 1/48 scale. I think I'm getting my *** back after a mid-winter slump.

I don't plan anymore surprises.

This is the Thunderbolt I'm building, plus invasion stripes.

I haven't found the Loon Models resin accessories for the build yet.

 

I take it the bits you need are the ones under the wings.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, February 13, 2022 7:17 AM

Looking very nice PJ.

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Posted by fotofrank on Sunday, February 13, 2022 10:35 AM

Bish

 

 
fotofrank

 

 
Bish

I'm likeing the look of that frank. Are you adding the P-47 into the GB. If so am i right in thinking thats 1/48th.

 

 

 

Thanks, Bish. The F-82 has been a real chore but it is beginning to look pretty good overall.

Yes, I am adding the Thunderbolt to the group build. The kit is the Tamiya P-47D Razorback in 1/48 scale. I think I'm getting my *** back after a mid-winter slump.

I don't plan anymore surprises.

This is the Thunderbolt I'm building, plus invasion stripes.

I haven't found the Loon Models resin accessories for the build yet.

 

 

 

I take it the bits you need are the ones under the wings.

 

Yeah, that's right, Bish. The pressed paper long range fuel tank isn't a problem. Every Mustang and Thunderbolt kit has a pair of those. Loon Models made the life rafts under the wings and flare attachments under the fuselage, but they are long out of production.

Just incase: Loon Models LO48219. Maybe someone has this lurking in their spares box.

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Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, February 14, 2022 7:23 AM

that is some awesome builds gents.. sorry I havent been up to date.

time to post latest pics.

 

 

 

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Posted by fotofrank on Monday, February 14, 2022 10:49 AM

The F-82 Twin Mustang is complete. Finally. Not my favorite build. This is the last one of these old Monogram F-82 kits I'm going to build for some time. Anyway, enough of my complaining. While the aircraft wears the 8th Air Force logo on the right fuselage, the airplane was based at Kearney AFB, near Kearney, Nebraska. The model is finished with Alclad Dark Aluminum over a grey enamel primer. Decals are from Starfighter. The decals are very thin and are easy to apply. The heavily colored markings like the 8th AF logo did need Solvaset to snuggle down onto the raised panel lines.

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Posted by fearlessfarless on Monday, February 14, 2022 8:03 PM

fotofrank

The F-82 Twin Mustang is complete. 



That bird looks great!

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Posted by fearlessfarless on Monday, February 14, 2022 8:04 PM

Just to prove I'm still working. LOL

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Posted by TheMongoose on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 5:58 AM

Great checkerboard fearless!

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Posted by fearlessfarless on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 4:45 PM

Good evening folks, 

I'm in need of some P-51 wisdom. Hopefully y'all will know something that I don't...

I have not seen instructions to fill this hole for a particular variant. However notice the difference in the paint and decal instructions from one aircraft to the next:



Any insight would be great!

Next check out the decal colors. I have always understood that Landers' aircraft code had a red outline.

 

I knew he had different variantions of the paint scheme, but I am not aware of a yellow outline. Again, maybe I've been reading all the wrong stuff. But this just looks strange... 

These are definitely not red...

Perhaps this is the supposed yellow outline version...


and surprise, surprise, no checkerboard decals for the wing tips. 

maybe I'm the victim of Mandela effect, but Eduard and I are not seeing eye to eye on this bird at all...

Please help!!!

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 10:29 PM

The wings and air scoop are finaly in place and awaiting some seam line cleaning.

 

More wiring was added to the main well area

The painting  step in getting closer.

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 6:23 AM

Nice finish frank, thank for shareing your experiance with that. Will get the frtont updated at the weekend.

And well done for being first to finish.

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 6:25 AM

Nice work on the checkerboard nose fearless. Afraid i can't help with your questions, not my area of expertese. But might be worth post this in the aircraft section as well, get a wider audience.

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Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 7:08 AM

P.J. Beautiful detail work.

FotoFrank. very colorful F-82 looks awesome.

Fearless. stunning P-51 nice decal work.

I wrapped  up base coat on both sides now some drying time. I painted the top with vallejo O/D but the lighting makes look greenish,well that will change anyway.

 

 

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 11:47 AM

Thanks crown.

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 2:14 PM

Thats really coming together there PJ. Nice work.

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 2:15 PM

Good to see the paint on Nick.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 2:30 PM

Bish

Thats really coming together there PJ. Nice work.

 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, February 19, 2022 11:54 AM

Bish. Thank you I placed engine cowls for clear coat, wheels also I need to mask small windows or just paint them with gloss clear?

latest pic I forget how big the 17 is compared to the 24.

 

 

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, February 19, 2022 12:09 PM

Looking awesome Crown.  Nothing represents the 8th better than that!  That is the 1/72 Haswegawa kit?  It's huge!  

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Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, February 21, 2022 9:15 AM

John. Thank you. yes its the nose art addition, why would I keep it so long? . The size of this kit is big for 1/72 and 1/48 forget about it.

latest pics sprayed green blotches and now plan for gloss coat.

 

 

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Posted by fearlessfarless on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 3:15 AM

Yee Haw! This one is about wrapped up. I just need to attach the drop tanks, flaps, propeller, antenna, add a fiddlly bit to the inside of the canopy, a handful of decals, and the final coat of clear...

 



 [edit] the weathering looks a lot stronger in the pics than in person Sad

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 8:51 PM

Bish. Sign me up. I'll do a P-47D and P-47M from the 56th FG. Both 1/72 Revell Germany kits

 

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Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 10:07 PM

Looks Great Fearless

Thanks,

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Posted by oortiz10 on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 11:03 PM

Looks good fearless. Your BBD is giving me the Mustang itch...Although, the 6 on my shelf tell me I need to build something different.

Looking forward to seeing the finished product!

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 5:16 AM

Fearless I know this is a little late. But Lifelike Decals did an anthology of Big Beautiful Doll. If you look at version 3 and 4 they do seem to have a yellow outline and no checked wing tips

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/lifelike-decals-ll72037-north-american-p-51d-mustang-pt5-big-beautiful-doll--1182262

 

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 6:18 AM

Will do TJ.

Fearless, thats looking very nice, can't wait to see the final pics.

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Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 7:58 AM

Fearless. looking real good , waiting for final pics.

 

 

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Posted by fotofrank on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 9:51 AM

Fearless, your checkerboard nose on that Mustang is very well done. It's so good I thought the nose was a decal. Kudos of a superb paint job.

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Posted by cbaltrin on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 12:16 PM

Nicw work everyone. Hopefully I can start this GB soon; although, I may need to do something simple first to ensure I finish. I have a few 1/72 P-47's in the stash (Tamiya, Hasegawa and Academy versions...)..   I plan on doing one for a GB on "another platorm" so I might as well add them here as well... Probably gona be 'Little Demon' from 353rd FG or Academy 'Eileen' from 78th...  Still  plan on doing the Airfix P-51D ultimately though... 

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Posted by fearlessfarless on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 4:53 PM

fotofrank

Fearless, your checkerboard nose on that Mustang is very well done. It's so good I thought the nose was a decal. Kudos of a superb paint job.

 

 

Thanks Frank, however I don't want to be taking credit for something I didn't do, those checkerboards are the kit decals. I'm sorry for the confusion.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, February 25, 2022 12:26 PM

Finally received the  replacement  clear parts from Revell for my P51D and are equally distorted as the first ones!  So much for good quality control. I sent them another email with pictures this time so there is confusion. This is frustrating.

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Posted by GAF on Friday, February 25, 2022 11:17 PM

PJ,

Your bad luck with the canopy got me to check my own for the late version Mustang.  My eyesight might not be so good, but they look fine to me.  You have my sympathy.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, February 26, 2022 6:23 AM

Gary, this is how my parts look. Notice the distortion in the circled areas. The front windshield panel is very wavy. The distortion is not noticeable at a quick glance but a closer look reveals the imperfections.

 

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Posted by GAF on Saturday, February 26, 2022 7:46 AM

If Revell doesn't come through, and it may take awhile, I can let you have one of mine.  The front has only one, so I need that, but your welcome to the other two.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, February 26, 2022 8:56 AM

Thanks Gary. I have a feeling that Revell will send another messed up set. This time took about 5 weeks for the parts to arrive.  The pm feature is still not working so figuring out how to privately contac you.

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Posted by GAF on Saturday, February 26, 2022 10:23 AM

Just try gfowler2012 at yahoo dot com.  You should know how to interpret that.  Big Smile

Gary

PS> The kit apparently tries to replicate the different types of canopy.

http://www.gaetanmarie.com/p-51dk-mustang-canopy-variations/

There seems to be a "Intermediate Inglewood" type, a "Late Inglewood" type and a "Dallas" type.  You'll probably need the "Intermediate Inglewood" or the "Late Inglewood", depending on the date your building.

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, February 26, 2022 11:56 AM

Gary just sent you an email 

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Posted by GAF on Saturday, February 26, 2022 12:01 PM

PJ,

Sorry!  Try the corrected E-mail address above.

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, February 26, 2022 12:30 PM

Did you get my email titled P51D canopy?

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Posted by fotofrank on Saturday, February 26, 2022 12:59 PM

Finally. Some headway on the 5th ERS Thunderbolt today. I pre-shaded the airplane with Tamiya NATO Black. I cut out a painting step. No primer. I cleaned the Thunderbolt really good with 70% isopropyl alcohol then proceeded with the pre-shading. Right now I have a Checkertale Mustang and P-40 I'm working on and I painted the checkerboard pattern on both with no primer and had no problems. I'm hoping the Thunderbolt goes the same way.

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GAF
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    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Saturday, February 26, 2022 2:23 PM

plasticjunkie

Did you get my email titled P51D canopy?

 

 
Yes, I did.  Did you receive a reply?  I'm going to be busy the rest of the afternoon, so there'll be a delay in replying.  I have to return a heart monitor I've been wearing for the past 24 hours.  They have a drop box at the clinic.
 
Did you decide on the type of canopy you want?  I can just send you both.  I'll keep the Dallas type for my build.
 
Gary

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, February 26, 2022 2:37 PM

Thanks Gary, was confused cause it has a different name on the email. No rush and I will check to see which one Contrary Mary used.

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, February 26, 2022 4:03 PM

PJ, never seen a canopy like that before. Clearly an issue with the molding process.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3