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  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 12:32 PM

Thanks JB. Good work on Mustang, finish line is near...

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Posted by cbaltrin on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 3:25 PM

Mustang is looking great JBRaider

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Posted by cbaltrin on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 3:27 PM

Nice Jon on the Bird Dog Castelnuevo!

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, May 21, 2022 9:09 PM

Mary is finally completed. The yellow stripes on the iron bombs were hand painted. I may add a standing pilot later on just to add some interest in the vignette. Please use the 6th picture for the completed page.

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, May 22, 2022 9:48 AM

Photographed the Mustang out in natural light this morning to capture some of the Alclad metallic reflectivity that is present but subtle consistent with weathering in an operational combat aircraft. 

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Posted by castelnuovo on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 11:21 PM

Fantastic job Yes. I keep looking at the cockpit photos, so detailed. Super.

Front page updated

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Posted by Tal Afar Dave on Thursday, June 9, 2022 7:14 PM

Hi there, Castel,

I would like to join your group build if possible.  I'm not sure what I will be building, but will be looking through the stash this week.  I'm thinking about a 1/48th scale P-51 Mustang of some kind.  Or the newish Revell 1/32nd scale P-51D?  Decisions, decisions!!

Thanks,

Dave

2022 New Year's Resolution:  Enter 1 group build and COMPLETE a build this year!!  Why Photobucket did you rob me of my one Group Build Badge???  Must be part of the strong anti-Monogram cartel!!!

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Friday, June 10, 2022 8:25 AM

 

Animalistic

 

PJ, fantastic work on Mary the Mustang. There is superb work wherever I look. The cockpit, the checkerboards, the fine cockpit framing, the base, the drop tank, the metal finish it’s all great.

 

JB, your Mustang is looking great too. Nice detail in the cockpit and great work on the preshade and olive scheme.  Looking forward to seeing it finished.

 

Castel, super work on the Birddog. Love the scheme you have chosen, not going to miss that one! Great interior too.

 

Cbaltrin, the Super Bee is coming along well, love the look of the metallic finish.

 

Update on the Winjeel, the canopy is masked and in place

 

Then the frame painted black.

 

The initial coat of grey primer showed up lots of pinholes in the wings that needed filling and sanding.

 

And then the Tamiya spray can white went on, showing up a few corrections required, including more pinholes, this time in the wing roots and leading edges.

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, June 10, 2022 10:35 AM

Thanks lost. Fine masking work on your subject.

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Posted by castelnuovo on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 12:49 PM

Looking good lostagain, interesting bird.

Here is a bit o update on the Canadian Grizzly

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Posted by lostagain on Saturday, June 25, 2022 7:55 AM

Hi Castelnuovo,

Grizzly is starting well, who makes the kit?

The Winjeel is coming along slowly due to work and other stuff

The white was masked up for orange:

Then the orange went on:

First try at the aluminium wasn't so good:

Second is better:

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Posted by castelnuovo on Thursday, June 30, 2022 7:16 AM

It is by Trumpeter. Sorry for the late reply, when one is chillin' on a beach in Dubrovnik, drinking beer and enjoying the sceenary, modeling kind of falls into second plan Smile

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Posted by lostagain on Thursday, June 30, 2022 8:54 AM

SurpriseParadiseDrinksCool

And other stuff meaning jealous and good luck to you!!!

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Posted by castelnuovo on Thursday, June 30, 2022 12:12 PM

Lol, thanks, I'll need it. Flying out tomorrow but Lufthansa canceled the flight, they will take us to Frankfurt, then mad run to catch a flight to Toronto then somehow to Vancouver. Fun way back to reality.

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Posted by cbaltrin on Monday, July 4, 2022 9:03 AM

Hi Gents, Here is a mass-update on my Revell 1/72 Golden Dragons A-7 Corsair.  

It's a fun little kit. Parts go together surprisingly well. I messed up somthing though with the intake to fuselage joint and the parts would not line up like they did when I test fitted so it required an 'inside job' which required some nose surgery. That's the only hic-up so far. Right now I'm rescribing control surfaces but everything else will be left as raised details.
Also, converting this "A" to an "E" with a bit of help from a Fujimi kit...

 

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Posted by cbaltrin on Monday, July 4, 2022 9:08 AM

Castelnuovo, 

You might as well also put me down for this Haseagawa 1/72 F/A-18A Hornet.  I put together a travel-hobby-tool-box and took this with me on vacation to see how feasable hotel modeling would be. Worked out pretty well. Got quite a few parts cleaned up... Gona be same markings as box art ; although via a superscale sheet...

 

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Posted by cbaltrin on Thursday, July 7, 2022 7:31 AM
Ok, I have the 20mm bulge attached and blended in. Almost done cleaning up Mk82 bombs (2 per day is my limit I have found, or I start asking myself why do I build models??? ). Also, for some baffling reason, revell decided to mold part of the horizontal stabilizer as an extension to the fuselage ! The fit was not horrible and it was not that noticable but AMS got the better of me so I removed it and found the fit was actually improved--bonus! Finally, I started painting the pilot--to be known henceforth as just 'Bob' -- so I can get the canopy installed.

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Posted by castelnuovo on Friday, July 8, 2022 12:22 AM

Thanks for the masive update Smile, looks masivly good Smile

List also updated.

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Posted by castelnuovo on Friday, July 15, 2022 12:15 AM

Grzzly is very clean at the moment. Decals and weathering to come.

 

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Posted by lostagain on Saturday, July 16, 2022 6:21 AM

Hey cbaltrin, I like the progress on the Corsair. Always like the look of them. I can totally relate to (2 per day is my limit I have found, or I start asking myself why do I build models??? ) - I don't often build my planes with a full load for that reason.

And well done being able to take the Hornet on holiday - I could never get away with that!

Castel, the Grizzly looks really good, should be good with a bit of wear and tear.

The winjeel has all the paint done, and the decals on too.

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Posted by castelnuovo on Sunday, July 17, 2022 11:36 PM

Super. Very inspiering to be built :-)

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Posted by cbaltrin on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 6:02 PM

Revell A-7 is coming along nicely. Got the wing tips on.  Rescribed the rudder, flaps, airlerons & slats. intake filled and sanded  and added some E Bumps to the lower fuselage; All things-under-wings are cleaned up and ready for paint.

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Posted by castelnuovo on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 12:13 AM

Coming along nicely indeed Yes

Here is my Canadian Grizzly, finished.

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Posted by lostagain on Sunday, July 31, 2022 5:33 AM

Cbaltrin, the Corsair is looking great, a lot of cleaning up there.

Castel, the Grizzly looks super. Finish is great and nice light weathering. What does SFOR stand for? That windscreen looks dinky on there though!

The winjeel is getteing closer. After the decals went on, there has been a clear coat, some washes to define control surfaces and the canopy and nose given a flat coat. Then I got to take the canopy masking off. Doing that there are are a few scratches in the black framing which will need touching up.

 

The front wind screen is a bit foggy - not sure why as I had future coated it before construction. I will give it a while to see what happens before I work out next steps.

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Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, July 31, 2022 1:21 PM

Thank you lostagain, your colorful craft is coming along nicely. Those Aussie insignia on the wings caught my eye.. never realized the roos nose was supposed to point forward! I would have thought they would point inboard--I guess I should stick to stuff I know !

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Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, July 31, 2022 3:13 PM

Canopy Closed & Tailhook Tinted...

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, July 31, 2022 8:51 PM

cbaltran I can't tell if Bob looks more like a marshmallow or the Michelen Man? 
The corsair is looking hot! Gonna be loaded for bear with all those mk82s you have laying there.

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 cbaltrin on Sunday, July 31, 2022 11:55 PM

TheMongoose, Cut Bob some slack man -- he's a product of the 60's you know!

Roger on the bombs. 12 Mk82s!

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Posted by oortiz10 on Monday, August 1, 2022 9:11 PM

Man, adulting stinks! The past 3+ months have been craptacular, but I'm now happy to announce...

 

 

I'm jumping back in with my Revellogram Airacobra. I started with its front end. After deciding to keep all the panels closed, I built a couple of bulkheads and filled some of the nose with Liquid Gravity.

 

I also got the cockpit done, and since the armament up front wasn't going to be used, I filled that space with a bunch of pine derby car weights.

 

With the gun compartment and cockpit access doors glued closed, I'm considering scribing the rest of the kit. Getting the doors to fit cleanly resulted in some lost raised detail. I'm thinking a scribing will keep all the detail consistent, i.e. recessed. 

Next I plan on tackling how to build up the kit while keeping the nose gear and exhaust stacks off until after painting. I think I have a few ideas...

Anyway, until then, comments, questions and criticisms are welcome. (As usual!)

Gotta admit, it feels good to mash some plastic again!

Cheers,

-O

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

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  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Monday, August 1, 2022 9:39 PM

lostagain

Cbaltrin, the Corsair is looking great, a lot of cleaning up there.

Castel, the Grizzly looks super. Finish is great and nice light weathering. What does SFOR stand for? That windscreen looks dinky on there though!

The winjeel is getteing closer. After the decals went on, there has been a clear coat, some washes to define control surfaces and the canopy and nose given a flat coat. Then I got to take the canopy masking off. Doing that there are are a few scratches in the black framing which will need touching up.

 

The front wind screen is a bit foggy - not sure why as I had future coated it before construction. I will give it a while to see what happens before I work out next steps.

 

SFOR stands for "stabilization force" wich was a UN mission in Bosnia. The winshild on Grizzly is aparently removable, but not foldable. That Winjeel looks really good. Like the sharp linee and bright colours. Well done

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