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Japanese Group Build XI

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  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Sunday, March 20, 2022 7:49 PM

Hey Gam, are you okay? What did you do to your back???

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, March 20, 2022 8:57 PM

GS: Sure you got it and welcome! Looks cool, might have to pick one of those for myself.

Ferg: I was moving some 600lb/270kg chemical drums at work with a handtruck. By Sat morning I was feeling a lot better and then mom wanted me to help clean out her drain. So after crouching over the drain with a snake this weekend my back is pretty much wrecked. Should be fine if I finally get a chance to rest the darn thing sometime this week.

Sheesh, getting old sucks...

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

 

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 7:35 AM

Gamera. its always intertaining to watch this GB. Here is my entry straight forword Hasegawa 1/72 F-86D. 

in JASDF. markings.

 

 

 Nick.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 11:41 AM

Awesome Nick: Just got you down!

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

 

  • Member since
    January 2013
  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Sunday, March 27, 2022 7:50 AM

Let's have this nice little kit started.

Only negative, canopy is provided in a single piece only for closed position. So cockpit was built fast, only some wires added to make a creative mess and then sprayed sandy brown.

Details hand brushed with Vallejo acrylics.

The engine received also some wiring & foil strips, painted aluminum shades and heavily washed over with black, smoke, grime, etc. 

Kit decal was used for the IP, drowned in Gunze Mr. Softer.

 

GAM I've been there, take care to rest it as much as possible.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, March 27, 2022 9:57 PM

Zvezda: Looks good! Nice work on the cockpit! 

And thanks, back is much better. As you said it just needed some time to rest. Straining it and then spending two days stooping and bending over didn't help it at all.  

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

 

  • Member since
    January 2013
  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Monday, March 28, 2022 2:03 PM

Partially assembled, incl. seat belt with some custom harness (tin foil + spare PE parts) and after a couple of washes with acrylics.

Seat cushion was made out of Milliput (not the best looking but at least I hope it's comfortable).

 

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, March 28, 2022 6:04 PM

She's going well Zvezda, the seat cushion looks good! Yes

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

 

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 10:15 AM

Zvezda1980

Partially assembled, incl. seat belt with some custom harness (tin foil + spare PE parts) and after a couple of washes with acrylics.

Seat cushion was made out of Milliput (not the best looking but at least I hope it's comfortable).

 

 

Your painting is looking very good. You are clearly quite skilled at it. She is looking really nice.

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 3:51 PM

Zvezda. Nice work..

Gamera. updated pics ...

Im not used to 1/72 fighter planes any more . I do like the bombers in 1/72.

 

 

 Nick.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 6:44 PM

Wow, that finish looks perfect Nick! Heart

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

 

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    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 7:09 PM

Many thanks my friend .

 

 

 Nick.

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, April 1, 2022 7:47 AM

BK. Those are some nice looking kits!

cbaltrin.Awesome Shinden & in 1/72 wow.

John. That is so beautiful to look at.

Greysnake. Interesting.

I sealed the decals now the fun part.

almost ready for Godzilla...

 

 

 

 Nick.

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, April 1, 2022 9:30 AM

I still find it odd to see an F86 with Japanese markings. Looks really good.

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, April 1, 2022 11:18 AM

Great job Nick! Heart

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

 

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, April 2, 2022 9:42 AM

BK. Thank you. For some reason I always liked the JASDF planes maybe the 60's Godzilla flicks.. or the Hinomaru markings? an F4 next maybe..

Gamera. Thank you, the Japanese GB's are very intertaining..

and still some things to do.. gave a light coat of Tamiya flat clear.

 

 

 

 

 Nick.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 11:33 AM

Nick: She's coming along great!

I too have a soft spot for the '60s Godzilla films and the planes on wires in them. I mean the newer ones look so much better but they're not really as much fun.

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

 

  • Member since
    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 9:38 PM

crown r n7
cbaltrin.Awesome Shinden & in 1/72 wow.

Thank you crown rn7,  your f86 is coming along nicely as well!

On the Bench: Too Much

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 9:55 AM

Simply looks amazing, Nick.

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, April 7, 2022 10:04 AM

Gamera,cbaltrin and BK. Thank you

The F-86D is done I'm having some issues with the pics more to follow.

 

 

 Nick.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, April 7, 2022 11:25 AM

Bravo Nick!!! Great job!!! Love the NM!

Do you want me to wait for the new photos to post you?

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

 

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, April 8, 2022 9:54 AM

Gamera. Many thanks my friend, between this p/c being so slow and the camera or my eyes, I'll try again for better pics..

 

 

 

 Nick.

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, April 9, 2022 8:42 AM

Hasegawa F-86D in 1/72.

Paints Vallejo metal color with Tamiya flat and gloss clear.

Decals mix match of Hasegawa's T-33 JASDF kit form way back when? and kit decals.

Gamera . Thanks for hosting an other Japanese GB waiting for the next one. I thank you all for watching and your comments..

Gam your choice of pic.

 

 

 Nick.

  • Member since
    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, April 9, 2022 1:50 PM

Nice job on the Sabre-Dog Nick. The multi-shading looks great.

On the Bench: Too Much

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Saturday, April 9, 2022 3:01 PM

Well done, Nick.  The bmf is perfect.

John

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, April 11, 2022 7:59 PM

Nick: Just got you up. Great job, I love the NM finish too, looks flawless! Thanks for joining us! 

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

 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, April 16, 2022 11:35 AM

Sorry for the delay on this one boys. I've had some pain in my left thumb that makes holding kits less than fun, so I've been off the bench for bit. Now all the major paint work is complete. I just have to do detail painting and some minor touch ups and off to decals. I love the scheme on this kit and the box art totally got me. I have painted all that you see rather than decals. It was a ton of masking and many trips to the booth, but I think it looks great. More to come as time allows.

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, April 17, 2022 12:30 AM

It does look good, BK.

John

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

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, April 17, 2022 4:06 PM

Hey Cliff - change of plans.  Instead of the Zero, I'm doing this - I'm in a floaty thing mode

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, April 17, 2022 9:19 PM

BK: Looks fantastic!!! Love that! I hate masking, congrads on on a perfect job of it! 

John: Sure, will switch you over now. 

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

 

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