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Lockheed Martin GB 2022

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  • Member since
    April 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Monday, August 1, 2022 8:15 AM

O, the Lightning looks fantastic, great work on the weathering, you must be really happy with it.
The Bplus (or is it a D minus?) is coming along well – nice work with the extra details.
BadLanguage, The Orion module looks amazing – that was a totally new one on me and I had to go and check it out, you have done a great job there.
Cliff that is some serious detail in the cockpit there
Gary, the Marauder looks like it is going to cause you some headaches – that is a serious short shot there.
Steve, I like the sound of your new 1/1 house – who manufactured the kit, and how big was the box it came in?
Mach1, racing along with the Falcon there, that is huge progress.

Here is my entry for the GB, a cross over with the just started Between the Wars GB. Go and have a look and see what you have in the stash!!

Rareplane's 1/72 Lockheed Vega as 'Winnie Mae' with Drawdecal decals. Vacforms are always fun, so let's see how it goes!

 
 

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, August 1, 2022 9:15 AM

You're a braver man than me Piers with that vac. I've seen some unbeleavable builds come out of vac-u-form kits though.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, August 1, 2022 10:32 PM

Mach71: Ohhhhhh she looks great! Love all the munitions you've loaded her up with! 

Piers: Never had the guts to build a vac-form kit and you don't see that many these days. Looking forward to seeing how you do this. 

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

 

  • Member since
    June 2019
Posted by Mach1 on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 7:13 PM

Gamera

Mach71: Ohhhhhh she looks great! Love all the munitions you've loaded her up with!

 

Thanks Gamera! This bird was begging for the biggest load it could get. I'm almost done with paint and decals and should have her wrapped up this weekend.

GAF: Looking forward to the B-26. I like your solution for the short-shot tail.

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 11:30 AM

Piers> A classic aircraft, but I would never try a vac-u-form kit.  Good luck!

Mach> Look forward to see what you do with the F-16.  Gonna be good!

As for me, I've been kinda lazy about doing anything to the B-26.  What work I'm doing is trying to finish up another project for another GB.  When I get back to the B-26, I'll probably do something entirely different and save the repair for another day.

Gary

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    June 2019
Posted by Mach1 on Friday, August 5, 2022 7:16 PM

This bird is done! I don't normally work this fast, but every now and then I start a kit and it's off to the races.

Markings are from the 1997 Tiger Meet (according to Hasegawa's instruction sheet).

How about the first one for the gallery. Thanks for hosting this GB Modelcrazy.

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Saturday, August 6, 2022 12:40 AM

A fine looking F-16!  Amazing how much they can lift into the air!

Gary

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, August 8, 2022 6:38 PM

That looks amazing Mach1!!! Congrads!!! Heart

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, August 8, 2022 6:40 PM

I peeled the masks off and finally got the paint overruns cleaned up. Glossed her last weekend and hopefully I'll get to decals tomorrow! 

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

 

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 7:21 AM

I got you up Mach. Thanks for joining, she's a beauty! Looks like it's going out to look for and cause some trouble. I like those Hase 16s.

The 38 is looking great Clif Yes

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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    June 2019
Posted by Mach1 on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 7:55 PM

Thanks guys.

Gamera: The P-38 is really coming along! Can't wait to see it in decals.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 12:28 PM

Thanks guys!!!

Said I was going to get on the decaling and even took a day off work. And then proceeded to goof around and get nothing done. Well, hopefully I've get SOMETHING done in the rest of this week...

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

 

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 12:44 PM

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Gamera

Thanks guys!!!

Said I was going to get on the decaling and even took a day off work. And then proceeded to goof around and get nothing done. Well, hopefully I've get SOMETHING done in the rest of this week...

 
 
I know what you mean.  I managed to move one step closer to finishing a project today, but still a long way to go.  Good thing we have till the end of the year!  Tongue Tied
 
But the P-38 is coming along great!
 
Gary

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    April 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Friday, September 2, 2022 4:36 AM

Mach1 that is one fully loaded falcon there, super (and quick) finish

Cliff, the Lightning looks great, I know about planning a day and nothing happening...

For the Vega, I have cut out the pieces and spent many hours sanding the backing and my fingertips off.

And ended with this - now to work out how to put it together

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, September 2, 2022 8:54 AM

Piers: That looks all nice and clean. Good luck! Looking forward to seeing how you get her together.

Gary: Good luck, looking forward too to seeing what you come up with.

 

Most of the decaling is done. I came down with a nasty cold Sunday and have been out of sorts all week though. Hopefully pictures soon.

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

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, September 2, 2022 9:57 PM

I'm looking forward to seeing it come together Piers

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Between LA and OC, SoCal
Posted by oortiz10 on Monday, September 5, 2022 4:05 PM

OK gang, in an attempt to stay out of this ridiculous SoCal heat, I've spent some time at my bench plugging away on a couple of projects. One of them is the Hasegawa two-seat F-16 that I started after my Lightning. 

My last post showed the airframe with the cockpit closed up and the wings on. Since then, I was able to get the intake and tail assembled, the nose attached, the seams (mostly) cleaned up, and the main assemblies primed.

There are a couple of rough spots that need some love. I plan on smoothing everything out with some 0000 steel wool. Once that's done, I should be able to start the camo. I'll spray the upper part of the intake and the lower part of the forward fuselage first. That way I can attach the intake and clean up the joint before spraying the rest of the airframe. 

Hopefully there'll be a break in this heat soon so I can go out to the garage and splatter some paint! Until then, feel free to drop your two cents in the bucket. Comments, questions, and criticisms are welcome, as ususal.

Stay tuned!

-O

-It's Omar, but they call me "O".

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, September 8, 2022 8:13 PM

Looks great O Big Smile

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Between LA and OC, SoCal
Posted by oortiz10 on Sunday, September 11, 2022 3:06 PM

FSM, while some paint dried on another project, I focused on a detail on my F-16. I noticed that the stabilators didn't fit in their attachment point. The hole was too big for the nub on the part. So, I found some styrene tube that allowed for the part to fit snugly. Then I enlarged the hole in the fuselage to accept the OD of the tube.

After everything was dry, I trimmed and sanded everything smooth.

Just to show how tight the fit is, here's a shot with the parts dry-fitted in place.

The weather in SoCal is tolerable now, so I hope to start splasing some paint on my Viper soon. Stay tuned!

Thoughts?

-OO

-It's Omar, but they call me "O".

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Monday, September 12, 2022 6:42 AM

Looks like a nice clean fit. You'll be much happier with that from my experience. You get so tired of the stabilators drifting.

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!

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, September 12, 2022 10:08 PM

Very smooth clean work O! Yes

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

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 8:47 PM

Good idea O

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Between LA and OC, SoCal
Posted by oortiz10 on Saturday, September 17, 2022 3:06 PM

RATS! 

While I was spraying some camo on my F-16 in prep for the intake's assembly, I dropped the kit. The radome, canopy, and canopy brace popped off. Actually, the canopy didn't come off completely. It mostly broke off at the joint, but the part that stayed on cracked.

Luckily, things broke along their joint lines. I think I can get things back together well enough to hide my fumble. Stay tuned!

Feel free to drop your two cents in the bucket. Your comments, questions, and criticisms are welcome. Thanks for lookin'!

-O

-It's Omar, but they call me "O".

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Saturday, September 17, 2022 7:31 PM

Bummer, 'O!  Sounds like my luck!  I'm sure you'll recover from this minor mishap without too much trouble.

Gary

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, September 19, 2022 8:03 PM

Oh my gosh O! That's blows! Thankfully I've dropped very few models. Looking forward to seeing how you deal with this setback. 

 

I finally got the P-38 decaled. Way too many stencils. I may have missed a few- no matter I'm moving on to the panel lines now...

Mandatory close-ups of the nose-art and kill markings....

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

 

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, September 19, 2022 8:12 PM

Dang O, that sucks. I've never done anything like that Confused

Looks good Gam. Almost there

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, September 19, 2022 8:20 PM

Thanks Steve, I'm moving- slowly but I'm moving. As long as I keep going forward... 

I think if I dropped her like O I'd just sit down and cry at this point... 

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

 

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Between LA and OC, SoCal
Posted by oortiz10 on Monday, October 10, 2022 1:12 AM

OK gang, after stepping away from the carnage and giving some thought to a repair plan, I got back at it with the F-16.

Luckily, the parts that busted broke along their joint lines, more or less. After some careful attention, I think I was able to get thing back together relatively cleanly.

A little CA and some careful sanding got the canopy back together. After I was satisfied with my repairs, I focused on attaching the intake assembly. I had to spray the underside of the fuselage and the upperside of the intake prior to installation to make sure I got good coverage on the camo. Things went together well, just a small bit of PPP for the joint. I'll go back and spray some touch-up to cover the fill.

Well, that's where things are at as of now. I'll continue with the painting on both airframes. I'll post some more progress as soon as there's some to share. Hopefully it won't be too long.

Comments, questions, and criticisms are welcome. Feel free to drop your 2 cents into the bucket!

 Cheers,

-O

-It's Omar, but they call me "O".

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 5:22 PM

Your B is looking good O

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 8:02 PM

She looks terrific O! Glad to see you pick her up and repair her instead of tossing the kit. 

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

 

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