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80 Years of the Mighty 8th GB

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
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.

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

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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

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

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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.

 

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

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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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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

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

 

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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.

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

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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

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

 

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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. 

On the Bench: Too Much

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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.

On the Bench: Too Much

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

 

On the Bench: Too Much

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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

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

 

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  • From: Sonora Desert
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.

 

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N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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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. 

 

 

On the Bench: Too Much

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

Well, I may relent...Hmm

John

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

 

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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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  • From: Land of Lakes
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.

On the Bench: Too Much

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