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80 Years of the Mighty 8th GB

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  • Member since
    September 2020
Posted by fearlessfarless on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 7:22 PM

Hey Bish,

I hate to be "that guy," but you misspelled my name in the roster. It's fearlessfarless, not fearlessfairless...

Thanks!

 

 


Here is a pic of the progress on the Spitfire:


  • Member since
    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Friday, March 11, 2022 2:56 PM

More progress on the 5th ERS Thunderbolt. I have the Xtracal decal set for this build but I'm trying to paint as much as I can. I finished the underwing insignia yesterday and I think they look terrific! I had to go with Tamiya Flat Blue instead of the Tamiya Royal Blue. The royal blue just didn't work. I'll try to finish the national insignias this weekend. The tough ones will be on the waist with the supercharger vent doors open.

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

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, March 11, 2022 6:00 PM

Thanks fearless, sorry about that. Nice work on the Spit.

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

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, March 11, 2022 6:01 PM

Impressive work there frank.

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

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, March 11, 2022 11:00 PM

Very nice, Frank.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Between LA and OC, SoCal
Posted by oortiz10 on Saturday, March 12, 2022 6:15 PM

Hey gang, just a quick update on the progress of my Lightning. As of today, it's 99% done. I just need to add the belly's colored formation lights and the gun barrels. I have a set of Master Model brass barrels, but they're the "smooth" jacket type for later Lightning variants. I've ordered the "early" types with the perforated jackets. They should land on my porch by the week's end. Once they're here, it'll be a matter of slappin' 'em on and snappin' some photos! Anyway, as a teaser, here are a couple of shots of where my build stands.

Of course, comments, questions, and criticisms are welcome. 

Cheers!

-O

-It's Omar, but they call me "O".

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    September 2020
Posted by fearlessfarless on Saturday, March 12, 2022 7:25 PM

Oh yeah, that P-38 is looking good!

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 11:25 AM

P.J. Thank you its been a slow process.

Bish. I suprised the kit decals were still good.

Gary. Thanks its a mixed batch.

Fearless. Nice work an that spitfire cockpit.

Omar. Sweet P-38.

My latest pics on the B-17.

 

 

 

 Nick.

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    September 2020
Posted by fearlessfarless on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 11:43 AM

the B-17 is looking great Crown!

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 11:49 AM

I agree!  Looks really nice.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, March 17, 2022 1:52 PM

Great looking builds there nice. Nice work.

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

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, March 17, 2022 2:17 PM

There's a heavy Big Smile

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Thursday, March 17, 2022 4:16 PM

Fearlessfarless, Fotofrank, and Ortiz>  You're all looking splendid... well, your models at least!  Stick out tongue

Thought I would post something to prove I'm actually doing something, which is... not much.  Painting the pit and checking fit is about it.  Had to decide on the type of seat to include (the Warren-McArthur).  Didn't know P-51s were so complicated! 

Oh, and I'm getting the 1/48 scale Hawk P-51D ready for restoration.  Looks miniscule next to the Revell 1/32nd P-51!

Gary

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Between LA and OC, SoCal
Posted by oortiz10 on Thursday, March 17, 2022 8:52 PM

Wow, there's some great work going on here. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's completed projects.

Speaking of completing projects, I got this in the mail today...

 

Looks like I can wrap up this build this weekend. Hopefully I'll have some shots of my finished product by Sunday. Wish me luck!

-O

PS. Keep up the great work everyone. Lovin' it!

-It's Omar, but they call me "O".

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, March 18, 2022 12:15 PM

 

Looking good crown, the paint looks great.

I too have been slowly working on my Mustang while waiting for the replacement parts that came in but are just a tad better than the kit’s so I will take that to the bank so to speak. Revell sent me 3 canopies and like Gary pointed out are different types.

The wing panel lines were puttied up to the center of the wing just like they did back then then shot silver enamel paint on most of the bottom wing and all of the top wing as this was the process done on the later Mustangs. Gloss black was sprayed and then was polished with Novus 2 to get a glass smooth finish. I experimented with a couple of panels and shot gloss dark grey to get contrast and break up the solid polished aluminum color yet to come.

 Alclad Polished Aluminum was sprayed but allowing some of the dark base color to peak thru for the metal tonal shades. 

 

It takes a bit more surface prep work but the extra effort pays off.

 

 

 

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

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

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, March 18, 2022 3:45 PM

Fearless,John,Bish,and Steve many thanks is kit has been areal trick.

Gary. Your P-51 looking good!

Oortiz10. Very sharp barrels

P.J. Thank you your P-51 looks sharp with that paint work. Glad the glass part got resloved.

I got most of the glass and guns in place,engines/props..

 

 

 Nick.

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, March 19, 2022 8:20 AM

some small stuff left to do almost done.

 

 

 Nick.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, March 19, 2022 10:08 AM

PJ lovely looking Mustang. Really likeing your NMF finish.

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

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, March 19, 2022 10:09 AM

Can't wait to see that finished Nick.

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

  • Member since
    September 2020
Posted by fearlessfarless on Sunday, March 20, 2022 3:13 PM

Finally wrapping up the cockpit. I'm embarrassed to say how much time I spent on this...


  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Between LA and OC, SoCal
Posted by oortiz10 on Monday, March 21, 2022 9:33 PM

OK Mighty 8ers, my Lightning is done and ready to share! 

 

Thanks for running this GB Bish. You can use this photo for the main page: 

 

Cheers!

-O

-It's Omar, but they call me "O".

  • Member since
    September 2020
Posted by fearlessfarless on Monday, March 21, 2022 10:49 PM

That's a beautiful P-38! Great job!

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, March 21, 2022 11:09 PM

I'm sorry my participation here has been so poor, my time (and energy) is being absorbed by a new workshop I am building.  I'm putting the roofing materials on now and as soon as it is weathertight I hope to be around more.  O's P-38 is beautiful, the B-17 looks grand, and the pilot will appreciate the fine work on the Spitfire cockpit!

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

  • Member since
    September 2020
Posted by fearlessfarless on Sunday, March 27, 2022 2:25 AM

I hope everyone is doing well.

Cockpit and and major construction complete! 

First coat of paint on the lower half of the aircraft

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, March 27, 2022 9:55 AM

O, great job on the 38, came out really well. I'll get the riser updated.

I've been a bit distracted the last couple of weeks, haven't done much modelling or spent much time on line. But i am checking in when i can. I hope to finally get an update on the Liberator next weekend.

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

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, March 27, 2022 9:56 AM

Nice progress fearless.

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

  • Member since
    September 2020
Posted by fearlessfarless on Monday, March 28, 2022 4:00 AM

After a freaking crap ton of masking:



I'm pleased with it considering I used enough masking tape to circle the globe at least twice, a couple of Tamiya spray cans, and a brush...

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 4:15 PM

fearless. It does pay off Yes.

 

 

 Nick.

  • Member since
    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 4:27 PM

More progress on the 5th ERS Thunderbolt. I used my Silhouette to cut masks for the national insignia, then lots of Tamiya tape to mask the area for the invasion stripes. I'll lay down the Tamiya Flat White tomorrow followed by NATO Black. I've been learning a lot with this build. Pre-shading, post shading, masking, but mostly patience. Don't Hurry!

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

  • Member since
    September 2020
Posted by fearlessfarless on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 5:12 PM

Great work on that paint job Frank!

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