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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

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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. 

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

 

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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!

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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 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 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 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 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!

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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.  

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

 

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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 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...NOT! Ha, added to it again - Viper MkVii, 1/32 THUD & F-15J plus a weekend madness build!

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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 Tuesday, July 5, 2022 9:44 PM

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list...NOT! Ha, added to it again - Viper MkVii, 1/32 THUD & F-15J plus a weekend madness build!

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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!

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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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...NOT! Ha, added to it again - Viper MkVii, 1/32 THUD & F-15J plus a weekend madness build!

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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 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. 

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

 

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

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list...NOT! Ha, added to it again - Viper MkVii, 1/32 THUD & F-15J plus a weekend madness build!

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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

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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

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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. 

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

Indifferent  Most epic Mongoose!

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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

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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 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 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 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...NOT! Ha, added to it again - Viper MkVii, 1/32 THUD & F-15J plus a weekend madness build!

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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...NOT! Ha, added to it again - Viper MkVii, 1/32 THUD & F-15J plus a weekend madness build!

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