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GAF
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  • 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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    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

 

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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.

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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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  • 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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    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

 

GAF
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  • 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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    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
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  • 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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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.

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  • 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

 

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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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  • 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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Posted by Mach1 on Saturday, July 30, 2022 7:02 PM

Made some more progress. I'm more or less done with assembly, have most of it painted, and have decaled the ventral surfaces.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, July 24, 2022 3:22 PM

Boy oh boy a 16!!!

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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Posted by Mach1 on Sunday, July 24, 2022 12:45 PM

Summer's been flying by, and it's time to get this built.

Here's my progress after a weekend. I'd forgotten how these Hasegawa jets basically fall together, but that makes them the perfect pallette cleanser after a more involved build.

 

Steve, now that I'm into the build I see what you mean about the intake.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 11:57 AM

Gary, OUCH!

I think you have that handled though. I'll bet you won't even know when you're done with it

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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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 11:52 AM

Fabulous job BL. Sorry I've been gone, which pic do you want on the wall?

I know Gamera has read this

If there is anybody else I missed, I sencerly apologize! Please speak up and let me know. I hadn't intended on getting myself so wrapped up in this house but I'm really pushing to get my kitchen and laundry room completed, button up the floor and start enjoying at least some of the fruits of my labor. I still have the rest of the house to do but nothing as extensive and I can take my time. That will allow me to devote more time to the bench and the forum.

Unfortunatly...I have found another gal but she is intersted, or at least courious in the hobby so..... phew!

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, July 11, 2022 8:45 PM

Good luck Gary, looks like you've got things under control! 

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

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, July 9, 2022 12:30 PM

That's going to be an interesting fix. You could almost put a little fiberglass resin over the card and then sand to the final shape. I'll watch with interest Beer

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to that Tamiya P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo! And I just got a Trumpeter 1/32 F/A-18F!

GAF
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    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Friday, July 8, 2022 7:17 PM

John,

Yeah, that would probably be the smart thing to do.  So I'll do the exact opposite!  Big Smile

After a few hours work, I managed to come up with something that will be acceptable.  I began by cuting the bad part of the fuselage off until I had a more squared off shape.  Then using the good half of the fuselage from another kit and a cardboard tube of approximate size, I cut out a shape that closely matches the other half (after a couple of tries).  She looks better in person that the photos show.  Next will come some trimming, glue and putty and I think it will at least be okay if you don't look too closely.  Still, to finish it I will have to glue the fuselage halves together, and that is still in the future as I have a lot of work to do on the interior.

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Onward!

Gary

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, July 7, 2022 10:58 PM

Thatsa what you call a serious short shot in the injection molding process.  You'll have enough trouble fairing in the tail transparencies with good moldings, not sure trying to fix that is worth it, as the inside will be visible.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Thursday, July 7, 2022 9:19 PM

Steve,

I understand.  Why worry about a so-so kit when you can build a nice one?

Case in point:

Anyway, the B-26 has had a minor "snag", so to speak.  I discovered, much to my chagrin, that instead of an odd mating of the windscreen as I had supposed, the entire rear portion of the tail was missing!  I was a bit flabbergasted (not to mention flummoxed).  How in the world did that happen?  Was it a error on Monogram's part, or did someone miscut the tail section for the earlier model?  I present the photo evidence so you can see what I'm talking about.

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Now I'm not worried, as I have a perfectly good B-26 in the stash, and I can always steal the good half, but first I'm going to try to make a new tail section.  I have some plastic sheet, glue, scissors and an X-Acto knife.  What did they do about battle damage on the real ones?  They built it out of aluminum sheeting and rivets!  So, I'm going to attempt it.  This is what modeling is all about.  Frustration, tears, and perhaps a little blood loss.  Wish me luck!

Gary

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 7:42 PM

Thanks Mongoose! I should have had the uppers painted by now but it's so friggin' hot I haven't been in the mood to do anything. 

Gary, I guess I shouldn't have said afraid- it's kinda more I keep passing over the kit for another Hasegawa or Tamiya wonder-kit. So maybe lazy... Sad

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Posted by TheMongoose on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 6:48 PM

badlanguage

I had to wait for the paint I needed to finish the base for my Orion. I love Vallejo Model Color paint for brush painting! Anyway, here's the stand:

And with that I'm calling the thing done!

Thanks for this, I've been optimizing this model for a bit but this group build gave me a much needed kick in the pants to actually build it for real. And yes, I did make some more updates to the model for the next time I build it!

 

i've never seen this one before. Really a sharp job with that gold foil look and the base definitely really makes it pop

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to that Tamiya P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo! And I just got a Trumpeter 1/32 F/A-18F!

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Posted by TheMongoose on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 6:46 PM

Gamera

Looks awesome BL!!! Great to see her almost done! 

 

The seatbelts came last week and I got them on the seats and the seats in the P-38. I'm finishing up the gunsight right now- Tamiya put a pile of detail in there and I'm going a bit slow since I can only do a step, let it dry, move on to the next step and let it dry etc. 

 

Great interior work there Gamera ! Really looking sharp, well worth the extra time you're putting in

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to that Tamiya P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo! And I just got a Trumpeter 1/32 F/A-18F!

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Posted by TheMongoose on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 6:44 PM

oortiz10

OK Gamera, you asked for it! Here they are!

 

And a few more of my finished Lightning...

 

Thanks for running this GB Steve. You can use this photo for the main page: 

 

Hopefully I'll be able to get another submission done before the GB ends. Thanks for the fun, gang!

Cheers!

-O

 

 

Absolutely beautiful job -O! You did some cool weathering on there for sure.

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to that Tamiya P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo! And I just got a Trumpeter 1/32 F/A-18F!

GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
Posted by GAF on Monday, July 4, 2022 10:03 PM

Never be afraid to start a kit.  What's the worst that could happen?  You could mess something up and screw the pooch?  I'll do that.  I always research a kit if I can, find the flaws, and then proceed to do something that'll make sure I do exactly that!  It's to be expected.  Really, it always worries me when something is going well.  I must be doing something wrong!  Big Smile

Gary

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, July 4, 2022 11:56 AM

That's awesome Gary! Always loved the looks of the B-26. I've got the same kit but been a little afraid to start on her. Very cool project!!! Heart

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

 

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