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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Monday, April 4, 2022 12:24 PM

Thanks, Mongoose! I'll get the roster edited. Looks like we've got all our builds figured out!

     “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 3, 2022 4:44 PM

John 3:16 KJV

And for my admin/roster-editing duties, what is your SR-71 model kit, Mongoose? And what scale is your build set to be, Real G? 

 

Ive got Monogram's 1/72 scale...and although it's irrelevant except maybe to $ value it's the "Call To Glory" version based on some TV show i oddly never watched haha

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, April 2, 2022 11:35 PM

Thanks, RealG! Glad you like 'em!

I'll get that roster updated. :)

     “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 Saturday, April 2, 2022 9:28 PM

John,

The Brig is 1/250 scale.  I started planking the hull this morning, but the boys are over and have taken over the build table for now.

Those figures are boss!

Update:  I got the 1-piece skin onto to hull after everyone left.  It looks OK so far.  Pics on Monday.  I think I'll work on the fins next.  OMG scratchbuilding makes so much dust.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Saturday, April 2, 2022 8:58 PM

And for my admin/roster-editing duties, what is your SR-71 model kit, Mongoose? And what scale is your build set to be, Real G? 

     “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 Saturday, April 2, 2022 8:51 PM

Coming along well, Gamera!

Mongoose, that's cool! Glad they like the GB concept! Maybe we'll do a round 2 or something. Good work on your project, too! I don't have much hands-on experience making models of bodies of water unless you count puddles...Big Smile Guess I'll get some, though, to make the pond for my current diorama project!

 

My meager progress-- the figures are assembled!

 

 

     “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, April 1, 2022 10:13 PM

Lol that's awesome Mongoose! 

And thanks!

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

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Friday, April 1, 2022 8:31 PM

Hey guys check this out...RedSandFrog

i posted up my project on my Scalemates page. More comments than any of my other stuff. Lots of people find the idea exciting!

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 Thursday, March 31, 2022 4:45 PM

I agree, that fix is too easy gamera, too easy!

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, March 31, 2022 8:44 AM

I sprayed the red on the frog car, frog truck, frog trike, whatever the darn thing is.

Grumble, I masked the thing off like the mummy and STILL I got overspray. How it got under the mask boogles my mind. Well, I'll take a brush and try painting over it on the white top. Guess I was lucky it's only the window supports so I shoudn't be too hard to paint over.

I'll let her dry a week or two and then try to polish the red paint.

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Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 8:43 PM

Lov'n it all G!

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, March 29, 2022 6:48 PM

Looks cool G! Nice work on both! 

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Posted by Real G on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 12:50 PM

No problemo.

Oh look - SQUIRREL!!!

I made a paper mock-up of the Pejite Gunship in 1/72 to see what the overall look would be like.  It still needs work, but is getting there.  Okay, I need to do my taxes first, then back to the Brig!

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Monday, March 28, 2022 11:35 PM

Aargh...I meant good job to RealG on my last comment. Surprise

     “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 Monday, March 28, 2022 9:33 PM

I made up a skin template by laying down masking tape over the fuselage, tracing all the bulkheads with a pen, then laying the tape over a sheet of paper and cutting out the image.

My plan is to skin the fuselage with a single piece of sheet plastic to get a nice smooth under surface to apply the exterior plating.

The next task is to decide on the best way to make the wings, which are three times longer than the fuselage!

I'm like a dog watching squirrels, so I have been also working on the Pejite Gunship.  The best plan view I could find was this fuzzy pic that is reminiscent of those old spy photos of Soviet-era aircraft lifted from grainy "cine" films.

But someone from the internet has stepped in and provided me with many screen shots - a big shout out to Dasnewten!

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Monday, March 28, 2022 12:53 PM

Good work, Mongoose!  

     “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 Friday, March 25, 2022 8:04 PM

Real G

Thanks Gamera!  I kicked off cutting plastic last night:

I think a sheet of 0.020" got into my packet of 0.030".  Tongue Tied  I was wondering why the bottom plate was so easy to form.  Anyway, too late, gonna keep going!  Stick out tongue  I'll just use 0.020" to plate the bottom when it comes to detailing.  I now have to make sure I can cut those "happy" windows with the arched tops in a neat, evenly spaced manner.

 

awesome, I'm looking forward to seeing this come together!

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, March 25, 2022 12:36 PM

Thanks Gamera!  I kicked off cutting plastic last night:

I think a sheet of 0.020" got into my packet of 0.030".  Tongue Tied  I was wondering why the bottom plate was so easy to form.  Anyway, too late, gonna keep going!  Stick out tongue  I'll just use 0.020" to plate the bottom when it comes to detailing.  I now have to make sure I can cut those "happy" windows with the arched tops in a neat, evenly spaced manner.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, March 24, 2022 11:31 AM

Looks cool G, please keep us informed. I'm enjoying following this.

Though I keep misreading Pejite as Petite- I keep thinking maybe it's a smaller version of the regular Brig.

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Posted by Real G on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 1:27 PM

I have been actively refining my plans for the Pejite Brig:

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I need one more go-around to finalize the patterns for the fuselage.

And while I had the ruler and calculator out:

Compare to my initial sketch, made in the late 1980s:

This is the Pejite Gunship, the other model I started some 30 years ago.  It has a tricky shape which took me all these years to finally grasp.  I think the wing planform should be less of a delta and more like a spindle profile.  My initial attempt was not all that great looking, plus it was coupled with TERRIBLE workmanship:

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, March 20, 2022 9:09 PM

Mongoose: Ah that's cool! Never thought of using flocking snow for the whitecaps! 

G: Looks cool, looking forward to more! 

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Posted by Real G on Saturday, March 19, 2022 4:55 PM

That's a neat technique to model waves Mongoose.

Meanwhile, some doodling has taken place:

I need to make sure details are accounted for before the internal structure is built.

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Posted by Real G on Friday, March 18, 2022 8:20 PM

John, thanks for letting the Brig play!  Yes scratchbuilt, but it is so much simpler than the Bakagalas.

OK so let's see how far I get.  Wink

BTW the fuselage structure has been lofted.  Using CAD is great as it allows offsetting the outlines to take plastic thickness into account.  Bulkheads will be 0.040" sheet, fuselage skin will be 0.030", and exterior plating will be 0.010".  I'm woking out where to provide cut outs for the cockpit, windows, and fin mounting points.

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, March 18, 2022 6:45 PM

Looks awesome to me Real G, love that! 

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Friday, March 18, 2022 3:10 PM

Real G

John,

Is this red and "froggy" enough?

It's the Pejite Brig from "Nausicaa", and it does operate off of sand!

This thing has been bugging me from the back of my mind for some time now, and it will be a sort of exercise to gain experience in refinishing the Bakagalas.  I had planned on it being 1/144, but after some recalculations, I realized it was bigger than I thought.  So it will be 1/250, in-scale with the Bakagalas.  This means if I do the Tolmekian Corvette (which I do want to do), it will also have to be 1/250, which works out nicely I think.

 

 

 

Hi, Real G! That is definitely red, and I'll accept it as "froggy"! Are you scratchbuilding it? That seems hard! Taking on quite the challenge! Surprise

     “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 Wednesday, March 16, 2022 9:54 PM

Mongoose,

Well the drawing pad only dictated the development sketch size.  All I needed from the sketch were basic proportions.  But I'm using CAD to loft the measurements at 100% size so I can get 1/250 scale plans.  I am in the process of figuring out the internal support structure, and how to accommodate surface details like the windows and doors.  The drawing below is at proper 1/250 scale.

"Nausicaa of the Valley of the Winds" (Kaze no Tani no Nausicaa) is a feature length anime by Hayao "Spirited Away" Miyazaki.  It was the second modern anime I watched, the first being "Macross: Do You Remember Love?" (Macross: Ai Oboete Imasu Ka?).  Man, that was one life-changing evening that sent me careening down the anime rabbit hole!

I hope John will let this into the GB, as my model ADD has gone away for the moment.

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Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 7:57 PM

Real G

Playing catch up here.  WOW Mongoose, that SR-71 parting the Red Sea dio is cra~zy!!!  And Gamera's K360 scooter car kinda looks like the Pejite Brig without wings doesn't it?

BTW, I started sketching up the Brig:

The scale on the drawings states 1/300 because my sketch pad was too small to fit it in 1/250.  Wingspan is a whopping 300' (90 meters), which translates to a manageable 14" in model form.  I'm still refining the proportions and details, but getting close to starting the engineering portion of the planning stage.

 

and dang if I didn't think of this just after I responded the 1st time Whistling i bet if we go back to that age old modeling question of "why did Airfix choose 1/76 scale when everyone else does 1/72" I bet we'd get an answer like G's...well we were using A4 paper and the tank wouldn't quite fit so we changed the scale to keep the margins!

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 Wednesday, March 16, 2022 7:53 PM

Real G

Playing catch up here.  WOW Mongoose, that SR-71 parting the Red Sea dio is cra~zy!!!  And Gamera's K360 scooter car kinda looks like the Pejite Brig without wings doesn't it?

BTW, I started sketching up the Brig:

The scale on the drawings states 1/300 because my sketch pad was too small to fit it in 1/250.  Wingspan is a whopping 300' (90 meters), which translates to a manageable 14" in model form.  I'm still refining the proportions and details, but getting close to starting the engineering portion of the planning stage.

 

oh nothing better than scratch built G! to answer your question btw - a 4 eyed frog maybe! lol

nausicaa doesn't look like anime? At least not as i know it. What type of genre is it?

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 Wednesday, March 16, 2022 2:56 PM

Playing catch up here.  WOW Mongoose, that SR-71 parting the Red Sea dio is cra~zy!!!  And Gamera's K360 scooter car kinda looks like the Pejite Brig without wings doesn't it?

BTW, I started sketching up the Brig:

The scale on the drawings states 1/300 because my sketch pad was too small to fit it in 1/250.  Wingspan is a whopping 300' (90 meters), which translates to a manageable 14" in model form.  I'm still refining the proportions and details, but getting close to starting the engineering portion of the planning stage.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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