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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Sunday, April 10, 2022 7:12 PM

And a quick update:

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, April 10, 2022 7:32 PM

John - nice shirt man! I can imagi him running off to play soccer from here Big Smile

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 TheMongoose on Sunday, April 10, 2022 7:36 PM

Closing it out for the night. Got these in just in time. I checked them a bunch because I figured dry time would be faster in the sun. 6hrs instead of 8. They did get to thick on the top. Nothing that affects the build tho, just how much resin was used. The resin is still pliable and wants to straighten out so i put some weight on it where the curl is strongest. It's looking good so this build progresses!

 

cold and rainy the rest of the week. Expect sand on the ocean bottom next weekend or later i guess.

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 Real G on Sunday, April 10, 2022 8:45 PM

TheMongoose

 

 
Real G

Thanks Mongoose!

BTW, some friends asked why the windows are "happy":

It's the shape of the upper arches that made me think of a goofy smiley cartoon face.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

i wish my brain worked like yours LOL

 

Ummm...  No.  No you don't.  Devil

That resin ocean looks amazingYes

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Monday, April 11, 2022 12:33 PM

TheMongoose

John - nice shirt man! I can imagi him running off to play soccer from here Big Smile

 

Thanks, Mongoose! If you look closely, I added some minor injuries to their legs--so they could be on their neighborhood team! Wink

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, April 11, 2022 8:07 PM

John & G: Great work guys!!! Yes

Mongoose: Oh gee whiz, I love that awesome H2O tube!!! That's going to look fantastic when done! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 5:56 AM

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 keavdog on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 8:07 AM

Looking really cool!

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, April 14, 2022 9:18 AM

That looks friggin' amazing!!! Cool

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Thursday, April 14, 2022 7:27 PM

You guys are too kind :-)

I truly am stoked about how this is coming out. Really love the concept John came up with.

 

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 John 3:16 KJV on Friday, April 15, 2022 4:48 PM

TheMongoose

You guys are too kind :-)

I truly am stoked about how this is coming out. Really love the concept John came up with.

 

 

Great work, Mongoose! You're going big and bold with this one! And I'm glad you're enjoying the build, too! 

Unfortunately, I can't be much help with the 1/72 frogs. I only know of 1/35 ones, and those aren't in a leaping posture. Maybe a 3D print? Huh?

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, April 16, 2022 6:03 AM

Oh man how did i not think about 3d printing? Good idea! Off i go to see whats poss...

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 John 3:16 KJV on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 6:02 PM

Lol, Mongoose! Hope you get them frogs! 

Well, this GB has been silent for a few days; but have I quit? I think not. I have actually gotten to work on the diorama base. Here's the pics! Smile

So, I got a nice piece of basswood for a decorative base. I also got this pink insulation foam piece from Home Depot. Cutting and scene-imagining done, I eventually did some shaping of the foam before coating it in Sculptamold. Following that, I slathered on some Model Color Leather Brown (+ Model Color Black Grey where the pond is). The next step was working with white/glue und vasser + medium brown ballast from HL + some dark dirt. Voila! The last picture is it's current status....unless of course I beat you to the chase and progress even more before you read this. Lol

And the wire thing? That's the tree I'm working on. A stick/twig thing (possibly from a bush) made me a general framework. Floral wire, clay, more floral wire, and more clay later, and...ta-da! It's starting to look like a tree. Just wish the base trunk were longer and maybe a little thicker....

Anyway, without further ado, the pics:

 

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Monday, May 2, 2022 8:49 PM

John I can really seee the vision now!

panted the SR-71 this week... I was planning to weather it BUT dang this is the best satin coat I've ever laid down! Not sure I want to hide any of it. Tough call. Seems to me the scene really calls for a weathered look. Open to thoughts on this.


closer...


closer...


closer...

as a refresher this is the old revelogram. I'm pretty happy with the detail with some paint on it. Bare bones there were swirls showing in the plastic and it had this odd greasy look/feel to it. I wiped it down with mineral spirits and wet sanded it with 1500 grit to try and clean that up. The paint is Citadel Chaos Black.

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 John 3:16 KJV on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 6:21 PM

Pretty sleek, there, Mongoose! I can't really say what to do with weathering....Do whatever you feel most comfortable with perhaps? Better to not to have regrets. :)

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 6:46 PM

Looks sharp.  JohnnyK just finished the new kit with really nice weathering

https://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/2/t/190388.aspx

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 9:49 PM

Mongoose: I'd be tempted to just leave her as is. Love how she came out! 

John: Nice work there on the figures and base, and I love the tree! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 12:45 PM

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 Gamera on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 8:30 PM

So cool Mongoose! 

Cleaning those up can be a pain. Nice job getting it off the sprue or whatever you call the 3D printed version. 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, May 29, 2022 2:41 PM

Hey Gamera, I believe the term is supports. I've muddled around with the 3D printing so far and just now actually doing something with what I've read and watched others do. We'll see how this goes. Printed a bunch the other day. One batch has a bunch of fine plastic hairs all over it. Once I figure out how to clean them up I'll be close to done haha

Almost ruined my work so far yesterday. I wanted to encase the sides in something light weight. Hey, I figured, let's try the cardboard trick again but this time with posterboard since I want a red background for the waves...oh baby was it an epic failure. The adhesive I bought reacted with the fiberglass of all things, actually softened it. Then the fiberglass soaked into the posterboard and didn't dry solid. With the corrugated cardboard it has stiffness to it once it dries. The poster board was really flimsy. Even if the adhesive hadn't softened everything I don't think it would have worked because I'd have put a hand through it sooner rather than later :-) 

The only picture is the scraps! Took me over an hour to clean it all up.

Back to the standard stuff. I picked up some thin 1/8" birch plywood for cabinetry and nail gunned it all together, with a little gorilla glue in between to hold it together long term

Next up some foam in those spaces to fill it up and create some decent size waves. Then some dryer sheet over that and some gesso in reds and pinks.

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 TheMongoose on Monday, May 30, 2022 2:01 PM

Much batter results today :-) Ha, you'd think it was opening day given my spelling!

Bondo'd both ends and hit them with primer. Filed the wave gaps with foam and then layed on some dryer sheets. I really like these for shaping waves using the geso.

done for the day now as it's time to relax and start the holiday grilling!

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 Gamera on Monday, May 30, 2022 2:39 PM

Mongoose: Yeah, that's right- supports- that's the term I was looking for. Thanks!

Looks good! Sorry to hear about the accident but looks like you're back on the right track now!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 11:36 AM

Wow, Mongoose; you've been booking it! It looks great so far! I'm glad that 3D printing is working out and glad you were able to get out of that sticky situation. Is anything more painful in modeling than to see your masterpiece get hurt?! 

I really gotta get going on mine again. I kinda shrink from the airbrush, though--gotta figure out how to do that tiny camo scheme on the tank. Tongue Tied

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, June 2, 2022 10:22 PM

John: I use Silly Putty to mask stuff like French camo. And if you don't like how things are going you can always just spray over it again. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, June 4, 2022 7:46 PM

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 Real G on Saturday, June 4, 2022 7:54 PM

Indifferent  Most epic Mongoose!

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, June 5, 2022 8:35 PM

Wow Mongoose that's insane!!! 

 

I got a little more work done on the little frog car- sorry not much to show though. I did take an old credit card and cut the surf boards out of it. Just need to add the fins and paint and they'll be done and worth posting. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Monday, June 6, 2022 9:02 PM

Real G, Gamera - thanks man!!

got a little painting done on the Blackbird. Ooh I'm still happy with this build. Just 2 divots showed up on the top. Now I'm gonna have to decide if i weather it or not. In the meantime these no step walkway lines came out sweet, i.e. the color tone seems to match the satin black perfect. An accomplishment seeing as it's a gloss red in the bottle haha

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 TheMongoose on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 2:43 PM

Working hot and heavy on this one while I'm on vacation so you'll see quite a few updates. Like this one! Really excited about how this is coming out so it's truly in process :-)  
What can't you find with a google search these days. It seems like there's someone with time to put all kinds of things online. Like a complete picture archive of every tail graphic ever done on an SR-71! Found my favorite, SNOOPY. 

Later i'll hand sketch in his scarf and add bullet holes and some details to the doghouse. I've got a name for this dio now...

SNOOPY vs. THE RED SEA

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 TheMongoose on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 4:18 PM

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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