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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, June 9, 2022 9:09 AM

Wow, that's soooooooooooooo cool Mongoose!!! Cool

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, June 10, 2022 7:37 PM

Again, that looks soooooo cool. I'd have had no idea where to begin on building something like this. 

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Saturday, June 18, 2022 10:53 AM

Boy that's comin' together, Mongoose! Great job! Big Smile

     “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, July 4, 2022 8:17 PM

OK guys I finally got an update! Now I know there aren't too many of us here but everybody who is here gets a vote, yay! Yep you guessed it, i need some opinions...I've started placing the frogs to see what it will look like. I put a few down in the sand, but just a few. Some frogs will be going into the waves and some coming out, maybe a few surfers too. 
take alook and are there too many frogs. Are they taking over the dio?


Chris

edit - another thought, should they only be coming out of the breaking waves? Open to any and all ideas here gang :-)

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to 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 Monday, July 4, 2022 10:42 PM

Mongoose,

Holy gazowee!  Indifferent

I think the frogs on the sand are perfect.  The ones riding the tops of the surf seem a bit much - unless you are combining the Habu's flight with one of the Plagues of Egypt!  Perhaps place a couple at the front of the diorama for the viewer's pleasure.

 

Uh... Huh-huh, I said "viewer's pleasure"!  Huh-huh.  Huh-huh-huh-huh-hun-huh...

Hey Butthead, check it out!!!  There's frogs everywhere!  Boiiiiinnnnngggg!

Huh-huh, settle down Beavis, this is like, a seriously cool diorama!

A...  A what, Butthead?

No, you dumb-wipe, a DIORAMA.  Pay attention Beavis!

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Posted by TheMongoose on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 9:44 PM

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to 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 Tuesday, July 5, 2022 9:48 PM

Fantastic!   Where did you get the little frogs?

Thanks,

John

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Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 4:53 AM

keavdog

Fantastic!   Where did you get the little frogs?

 

I bought an stl file to 3d print them :-)

I had searched everywhere trying to find some little toy frogs and nothing was small enough. The whole 3-D printing thing really was what finished this off and completed the concept. I painted some different colored spots on them to break up the print layers that showed and they were all set.

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to 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, July 6, 2022 1:52 PM

Sorry I've been AWOL, guys! You're doing an excellent job, Mongoose! Great frogs! Yes

     “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 Wednesday, July 6, 2022 7:38 PM

That looks fantastic Mongoose!!! The 'water' looks perfect! Yes

Looking forward to seeing you get the SR-71 fared in there.  

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Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, July 10, 2022 3:41 PM

Hey Guys this ones DONE - Snoopy vs The Red Sea! Posting up my favorites of the finished pics now. This was a crazy one for sure. I've decided to take it out to the IPMS NATS this month. At the very least i think alot of people will enjoy seeing it!

John as you can probably tell I think this was an exciting group build. A great idea you had to drive some creativity! I'm looking forward to watching everyone's builds come together for sure. Lots of good stuff happening here.

Mor pics here on my Scalemates page if you'd like to see the whole build:

https://www.scalemates.com/profiles/mate.php?id=17812&p=albums&album=81592#73 

Till next time Gents!

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to 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 Monday, July 11, 2022 3:49 PM

IndifferentIndifferentIndifferent

Holy bazonga, Mongoose, that is just cra~zy!  YesYes

Good luck at the Nats!  I can't go this year, but will be rooting for you!

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, July 11, 2022 8:44 PM

Whoa, whoa, WHOA Mongoose- that's FRIGGIN' AWESOME!!! 

WOW, OH WOW!!!! 

Heart

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Sunday, July 17, 2022 7:37 PM

Thanks, Mongoose! Impressive work! You did a great job, and I'm so glad to hear that you're taking it to Nationals! Boy, I wish I could attend one of those events! I'll root for you as well! 

Which photo would you like as your trophy pic/roster photo?

     “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 John 3:16 KJV on Sunday, July 17, 2022 7:52 PM

My progress unfortunately is pitiful...especially compared to Mongoose. But at least the pre shade is done. Now I have to figure out how to airbrush the colors. I kinda started playing around with the silly putty to see if I could give it a decent (and somewhat accurate to the plans) mask, but the thing is SO TINY. Who knows, maybe I should be sacrificing more  accuracy in the pattern. I may  possibly do some freehand airbrushing for it, but I expect I'd need a very fine nozzle for my airbrush to keep the pattern controlled...hmm. 

So, for right now, I'll turn back to the diorama and see if I can't prep the pond for resin.

 

     “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, July 18, 2022 2:20 PM

Hey John let's use the 1st poc.

Dang that tank is timy. Didn't have a sense for it till i looked at the paint bottles in the background. I bet you need a 20 thousandths needle for that fine work. Looking forward to the dio!

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to 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, July 18, 2022 8:11 PM

Looks good to me John! Did you try Silly-Putty? It's the only way I can do French camo. 

I need to get some photos up of my car. The wheels are on and I'm getting close to being done. Mostly working on the surf boards now. 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 7:01 AM

This may seem odd Gamera but I'm excited to see the car! The shape of that thing is just so odd and unique Yes perfect find for the GB

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to 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 Thursday, July 21, 2022 3:47 PM

TheMongoose

Hey John let's use the 1st poc.

Dang that tank is timy. Didn't have a sense for it till i looked at the paint bottles in the background. I bet you need a 20 thousandths needle for that fine work. Looking forward to the dio!

 

I'll get that pic right up! Congrats on the first to finish! 

As to my micro tank...why do I like "flea" tanks when they come back to bite me this way?! Lol 

     “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 John 3:16 KJV on Thursday, July 21, 2022 3:53 PM

Gamera

Looks good to me John! Did you try Silly-Putty? It's the only way I can do French camo. 

I need to get some photos up of my car. The wheels are on and I'm getting close to being done. Mostly working on the surf boards now. 

 

I tried playing with the putty--trying to mask a pattern like the instructions show. It just seemed way hard, but maybe I was trying to follow the instructions too closely for accuracy and making it more difficult for myself? 

I'll be looking for your car pics, too; gotta see what all you've done! Big Smile  

     “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 John 3:16 KJV on Thursday, July 21, 2022 3:56 PM

Also, in question, would any of y'all be interested in another Models, Inc. build in 2024? 

     “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, July 21, 2022 9:22 PM

Thanks guys. I need to get the photos of the car/trike thing up. The wheels are on at least. Think I'm about 75% of the way done. It shouldn't be much longer. 

Good luck with the camo John. Silly-Putty works for me but your tank is so small it might not work that well. 

And lemme see on another of these. I want to get this one done first. Then I'll think about more... 

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Thursday, July 21, 2022 11:03 PM

2024's pretty far out anyway, and one or two projects is enough to tackle at a time! We'll see later on.

Congrats on getting the wheels on! I've always had a distaste for wheels--too round for painting!

And thanks for your advice and well-wishes! I do hope things work out with the camo--especially since it looks like I'll be working on another camo-scheme tank next year, too!

     “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, July 23, 2022 12:05 PM

I would do it again. 2024 is out there a bit so i think like everyone it will depend on what's on the bench at the time. I loved the concept. If i could offer one suggestion it would be to go with a title along the lines of your original explanation related to "Chopped" for plastic models with the cooking show 3 ngrdient theme. It might bring in more modelers. Or itmight just be that this group of us now are the crazy ones on the site?

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to 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 Saturday, July 23, 2022 7:43 PM

Hmm. I could do that; but I'm not sure what title would work. I'm not actually "Chopping" anyone.....or am I?....Wink Lol 

With a rename and a second round, we'll find out if we're the crazy ones or not. Either way, I'm cool with crazy! Mwahahaha! Propeller

     “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 John 3:16 KJV on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 8:54 PM

So, I've continued my work on the diorama:

Using ultra-thin copper wire to simulate small branches, I am slowly but surely expanding the frame of my model tree. Much more must yet be done, but I'm off to a decent start.

Then, there's the pond bed. I added stones and a few boulders to the pond...

And what is a pond without cattails? Using pine needles and small rolls of clay, I have engaged in the endeavor to make a small plethora of these water-side reeds to bridge pond and shore. I still have to add green and brown paint to the stalks and seed clusters respectively, of course.

Lastly, and perhaps most notably, I finally bit the bullet and got down to business with the R-35 tank. So, originally, I was gonna try freehand, but for some inexplicable reason, my airbrush would NOT work with the .25mm spray pattern parts which I was wanting to use for it. (I've contacted Paasche to get replacement parts.)

Apparently, silly putty was just meant to be! (Looking at you, Gamera! Lol Stick out tongue) And, though, yes, it took effort and still needs touch-ups, I think it turned out all right! Praise the Lord Jesus!

I used MM Dark Green all over, then started working with the silly putty to add Testors Flat Green, Rustoleum Camouflage Khaki, Testors Flat Rust, and lastly my own mixed concoction to replicate the "Sky" color the directions called for. (I used MM Neutral Gray, Testors Flat Gray, Testors Flat Sky Blue, and Testors Flat Green) Now, I must decide how to add the thin black lines between colors. I had been thinking sharpie; but after what I've done, I'm not sure. There are apparently some places on the tank that it might be hard for a sharpie to reach...at least hard for it to reach without risk that is.

And here's a teaser photo... Big Smile

     “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 Thursday, August 4, 2022 11:00 AM

John that's gonna be sharp aas you pull it all together! Tree is awesome but those cattails will knock it outta the park. Cool idea with the pine needles. Will look natural.

for thin black lines what i did was cut down a brush to just 3 to 4 bristles. A longer bristle brush works a tad better for holding paint. It takes alot of strokes to do anything but you get good control this way. maybe an 1/8" to 1/4" long stroke at most before the paint runs out. Also clean and wet brush often. I did Snoopy's doghouse using this method. I think it would work for your black lines between colors.

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to 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 Thursday, August 4, 2022 8:25 PM

Thank you, Mongoose! And, yes, today I picked up some Model Color Black paint, and brand new paint brushes for the job. Looking in my local HL, I additionally found a wonderful surprise....resin mushrooms for 50% off! Yeah, so of course I got those, too.....

     “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, August 4, 2022 10:12 PM

John: That looks cool! Glad the Silly Putty worked out. I've used a black Sharpie for the black lines but I've heard that you shouldn't. Seems they can bleed but I've never had that issue myself. You're probably better off with the paint. 

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