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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. 

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

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

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

That looks friggin' amazing!!! Cool

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

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 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 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 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

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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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...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, 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...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 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 John 3:16 KJV on Sunday, April 10, 2022 4:31 PM

Looks cool, guys!

Real G, you're modernizing the design--I like it! Good work on all those windows!

Mongoose, that start on the water is looking impressive! 

I've sprayed my little R-35 black for part 1 of the pre shade, but ran out of time to add the light color highlights:

But even if I'm not pulling out the airbrush again quite yet, I can still do some figure work:

...and, as promised...a red shirt.

     “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 3:00 PM

Twas a beautiful day in Cincinnati today, nice enough to pour resin in the sun. Leveled up the outdoor table, laid out some giant skewers to form a boundary, covered it all with plastic and voila!

 

 

Lots of blue as opposed to red. Couldn’t do both without it turning purple, which would be a terrible waste of $50 in resin haha. I’m going to do the roilling wave crests in red and do some airbrushing to get the red on there the way i want it…i hope :-)

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, April 10, 2022 2:55 PM

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

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 Friday, April 8, 2022 2:42 PM

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.

 

 

 

 

 

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by TheMongoose on Friday, April 8, 2022 1:58 PM

Nice! The windows look crisp and they really brought the thing to life Beer

looking forward to seeing more

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 Friday, April 8, 2022 12:39 PM

All "happy" windows have been cut - whew!  I was worried that they would be a difficult problem, particularly the bridge windows on the narrow plastic strip, but everything worked out.

I plan on dunking the window strip into near boiling water to set the curve, as I don't want any springback problems.

Next up will be plating the hull, including the front and back areas.  This will involve adding the glass to the windows and pre-painting around their openings to ease masking later on.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by Real G on Thursday, April 7, 2022 1:26 PM

So last night I trialed cutting out those house-like windows into the hull plating:

Approach is everything, so I printed a paper pattern with the round portions of the windows marked with a center crosshair.  This made it relatively easy to line up the punch & die by eye to get reasonably consistent openings.  Then it was a matter of carving away the rectangular bottom portions of the windows using a fresh Xacto blade, guided by a lightly scribed lower sill line.

I need to do the other side now as well as the cockpit window band.

OMG, somone on Starship Modeler Farcebook 3-D printed a Pejite Gunship!

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The 3-D model looks closer to what I had originally drawn and attempted to build back in the 1980s, with its swept back inner wings.  My new design will feature stylish forward swept inboard wings!

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 7:40 PM

No idea how to go about it- but looks cool! 

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

 

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Posted by Real G on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 1:26 PM

Thanks Gamera!  I hope the paint touch up goes well.

I laminated the fins last night.

Now I'm mulling the construction order for plating the hull, because it makes a difference where the seams fall.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 11:31 AM

G: Looks good! Very cool!

John: Nice work on the figures!

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

 

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Posted by Real G on Monday, April 4, 2022 1:43 PM

The Brig's hull is now covered with a 0.030" one-piece wraparound sheet.

I set some tubing into the rear to properly set the angles for the center fin support.  A paper mock-up fin has been slipped in place for a position/proportion check.  It kinda looks like a boxfish, doesn't it?

The plastic fins have been started.  I need to make sawcuts in them to provide a guide to drilling out matching locator holes for the supports.  I'd better break out the fresh sandpaper...

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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