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80 Years of the Mighty 8th GB

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GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
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

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 1:25 PM

Will do Gary.

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 Wednesday, December 22, 2021 3:46 PM

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

John

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
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.

 

 

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

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

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
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

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
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.

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
    January 2015
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!

  • Member since
    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Monday, December 27, 2021 6:08 PM

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

TheMongoose

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

 

On the Bench: Too Much

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
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.

John

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

 

  • Member since
    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
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.

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

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
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

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

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 2:46 AM

F-82 corrected, cheers guys.

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, December 31, 2021 6:01 PM

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

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
    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
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.

 

On the Bench: Too Much

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, December 31, 2021 6:47 PM

Well then happy new year Bish 

Steve

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

 

 

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  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
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.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

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

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
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.

Gary

  • Member since
    January 2015
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!

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!

  • Member since
    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
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!

On the Bench: Too Much

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
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.

John

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
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

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

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

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
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.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

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, January 1, 2022 11:21 AM

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

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
    February 2003
  • From: Between LA and OC, SoCal
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

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

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
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.

Gary

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
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 .

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

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

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Between LA and OC, SoCal
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

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

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Sunday, January 2, 2022 9:45 PM

Looking good, Ortiz!

Gary

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, January 3, 2022 6:50 AM

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

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
    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
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

 

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

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

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