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Lockheed Martin GB 2022

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 6:10 AM

Nice recovery Omar, that is very dedicated of you, it would take me a few months to look at it again...

Cliff the Lightning is looking really good, not  much more to go there.

It has been a while since I posted the Vega and it has been slow progress.

Checking the bits against some scaled plans, I realised that Rareplanes had set the canopy a couple of millimeters back from where it should be.

Did a mock up of the fuselage to check fit.

I painted the interior and added a couple bits in the cockpit

Then assembled with the fuel tank in place

Then the fuselage was closed up and the cowling separated

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, December 1, 2022 4:40 PM

Piers: She's lookin' good- nice work! 

O: Did you make any more progress? 

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

 

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  • From: Between LA and OC, SoCal
Posted by oortiz10 on Friday, December 2, 2022 1:24 PM

Hey gang, thanks for asking about my progress. As a matter of fact, I have made progress. I just haven't had the chance to sit down and shoot some photos. This time of the school year is super-busy with report cards and parent conferences. I'll try to get some pictures shot to share soon. I'm feeling pretty good about getting my Falcon done by the end of the calendar year.

Stay tuned!

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

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, December 5, 2022 9:38 PM

Looks good Lost.

Looking forward to it 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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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, December 5, 2022 10:12 PM

Yeah looking forward to it O! 

 

I need to get some shots up too. The P-38 is on her feet as it were- landing gear and doors complete. Only the props to go now and they're being a bit of a pain. I just hope paint didn't find some way to work itself under the canopy masks because other than that as soon as I finish the props she should be done. 

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

 

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  • From: Between LA and OC, SoCal
Posted by oortiz10 on Saturday, December 10, 2022 3:13 PM

OK gang, since you asked, here's the little progress that I can share. I have the prelim painting done and the decaling started. I'll post more when there's more to share.

I'm headed out of town for the holidays on Christmas, so I need to get this sucker done in the next 14 days. Wish me luck!

-O

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

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, December 10, 2022 9:35 PM

Looks good O,

Have a good Christmas 

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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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 10:36 PM

That looks great O, hope you can finish up in time. Merry Christmas sir!!! 

BTW, my P-38 is almost done. I'm having a bear of a time with the blasted prop spinners. They have stripes in the middle of them and the masking I applied bled all over as well as pulling half the paint off. So I sanded them down and am doing them all over. 

Took the day off hoping to get more done and then ended up fiddling around with the Christmas tree for most of the day (sigh)...

 

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

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 11:15 AM

coming right along Gam

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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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, December 15, 2022 7:09 PM

Thanks Steve, this has been a fun kit. Lots of work but fun!

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

 

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  • From: Between LA and OC, SoCal
Posted by oortiz10 on Saturday, December 24, 2022 11:12 AM

OK FSM, my second and final entry for the GB is done. I was able to get a Hasegawa P-38 and this one finished for this GB. This kit was also built as a cross-over for the Animalistic GB. I'm headed out of town tomorrow, so my goals were to get this submitted before I left and before the year-end deadline. I just managed to do both.

Here's teaser shot. I'll shoot and post better photos after my trip.

I hope it's enough to whet your appetite and hold you over at the same time.

Thanks for looking and happy holidays!

Cheers!

-O

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

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Saturday, December 24, 2022 11:42 PM

Looks awesome O! So glad you were able to get her repaired after the accident. Looking forward to the rest of the photos- have a great and safe trip! 

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

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, December 25, 2022 10:31 PM

Looks great O, I hope you enjoy your trip

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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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Saturday, December 31, 2022 6:29 AM

Great work Omar, that is a super result for your F-16, love that scheme.

Cliff, the P-38 is looking fantastic, looking forward to seeing it finished.

So the EOY point for the Vega: I got the gloss white on, after grey primer and white primer. Two coats of rattlecan gloss white.

Starting the decals, I figured the first would be the blue cheat line. Unfortunately, the three cheat lines on the decal sheet are short and different blues. So I found a matching blue decal - an Airfix 1/72 Fairey Rotodyne to cut some out.

With that in place, I could get the other decals placed. The Draw decal instructions say that the decals are thin and tough. This is true - one decal I dropped on the bench upside down. I recovered it and happily stuck it on - then saw that I had stuck it on in reverse. So I put water on, floated it off, stuck it onto my finger, a piece of plastic, scrunched it up and then managed to get it onto the model and straightened out and looking good.

On the cowling, as well as the flashes down the side, Draw decal have provided bits to go across the top and bottom and to fill in the top of the light blue. Here is one ready to go - unfortunately I had to use it unprepared as I had spilt water on the sheet. I could not get it to fit in any position or direction. Unfortunately Draw decal do not provide any directions or diagrams for decal placement.

So this is how we ended today with the Vega

 

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  • From: Between LA and OC, SoCal
Posted by oortiz10 on Saturday, December 31, 2022 5:30 PM

OK FSM, as promised, here are photos of my finished Fighting Falcon. modelcrazy, feel free to use the first photo from the batch for the main page.

And now my two-seat F-16...

 

Thanks for the support along the way. I almost gave up on this one. Now, it's onward to a new year and new projects.

Have a safe, healthy and proserous New Year, all! 

Cheers,

-O

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

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, January 2, 2023 8:25 PM

O: She looks fantastic!!! Great show!!! 

Piers: As I said on your GB- great work sir. 

Steve: Sorry yeah I missed the deadline. The top of the canopy has vanished. I looked for it over the weekend, never found it, and just got digusted and gave up. Hopefully I'll have her done sometime before spring. 

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

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 3:48 PM

I'll get you up as soon as I get back to the laptop. 

Piers, she looks great man

Clif, no worries brother, finish when you can. My GB's really don't have deadlines anymore. Especially since I can't even do one for my own.

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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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 7:43 PM

Thanks Steve! Been working on some other stuff recently. Hopefully the canopy part will show up, if not I might be able to modify the canopy from the other version the kit builds into. 

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

 

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Monday, March 20, 2023 6:44 AM

Omar great work (and photography) with your twin seat.

Cliff, any sight of the canopy lid?

Got to the end with the Winnie Mae, always interesting with the vac forms

Thanks for running the GB Steve, only missed the deadline by 'that much'

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 9:11 PM

As I said over on the Between the Wars GB that's superb work Piers! Great show! 

Sadly the canopy still hasn't showed. The P-38 is still sitting in a box. I'm thinking of writing Tamiya to see if I can just order a new sprue of clear parts... 

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

 

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 11:10 PM

Cliff, don't write, call the Tamiya USA support number and Gary will fix you right up.  1-800-826-4922 Monday-Friday   https://www.tamiyausa.com/contact/

John

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  • Member since
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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 11:19 AM

jeaton01

Cliff, don't write, call the Tamiya USA support number and Gary will fix you right up.  1-800-826-4922 Monday-Friday   https://www.tamiyausa.com/contact/

 

Thanks John! Will give that a try! 

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

 

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  • From: Forest Hill, Maryland
Posted by cwalker3 on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 12:12 PM

Cary

 

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