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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 10:50 PM

Definitely Steampunk.  I don't think I'd want it on the side of a hill or in the mud.

John

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

 

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    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 10:09 PM

Thank you, Gamera. 

The last few parts have been attached and the model is ready for primer tomorrow. 

Here’s a size comparison with a 1/35 figure. 

 
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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 7:36 PM

Looks cool Greysnake! I've always liked the odd steampunk look of the armoured car though I've never picked one up. 

The only Pit Road kit I've built is their Kurogane, I don't remember any real problems with it though. 

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

 

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  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 10:13 AM
I’ve finally started working on my kit for the build. I haven’t had a lot of interest in building anything for most of the year till a few weeks ago.
 
 
For a refresher here is the kit I will be working on. I’ve never built a Pit Road kit before.
 
Here’s what comes in the box.
 
The kit has a very basic interior that would take a lot of scratch building to look presentable. Needless to say I’m closing everything up.
 
After a little work the body and turret are finished more or less. There was a very annoying seam down the middle of the turret. Everything fit together good.
 
Undercarriage assembled not fit problems just a lot of seams that needed removed and some filling done. 
 
The kit comes with a pretty nice engine even if it doesn’t fit together good.
 
Here is where I’m at right now.
 
The body isn’t attached to the undercarriage to make painting easier. There’s a some more filling that needs to be done on the front fenders and the headlights need attached. I should be able to prime this kit soon.
 
I can’t say I’m impressed with the Pit Road kit. For the price it was the molding in area’s isn’t the best with some soft details and annoying injection pin marks. I feel like this kit was designed by two different people. The molding is really nice in areas and parts snap together without glue and other areas parts don’t fit together well or the molding isn’t good.

 
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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, June 30, 2022 8:49 PM

Looks good Dave! I build that kit years and years ago- the Arii/Otaki kits are still solid kits today if a little Spartan on the details. 

I thought Spitfire was to scale there! Looking forward to you getting her built up. 

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

 

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  • From: Commonwealth of Virginia
Posted by Tal Afar Dave on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 9:19 AM

Trying to upload an image to get into the group build.  I will be building the vintage Otaki Shinden, Allied code name "George" in 1/48th scale.  To be such an old kit, it has great, subtle detail and a limited parts count.  Let's see if the image loads!!  (Thanks Keavdog for posting an Imgur 'how to' elsewhere on the forums.  The cat is my chief safety officer, Spitfire.  He insists on inspecting each and every box, no matter what the size, for any potential hazards!!

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: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 7:54 PM

Welcome back Zvezda!!! Great job, she looks fantastic!!! Looking forward to seeing more! 

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

 

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  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Saturday, June 18, 2022 3:08 AM

I return to this fantastic GB like the prodigal son (work trip absence Angry)

All builds in here are a true joy to watch (PJ this Instr. Panels haunts me....)

Below a fast track photo series of what was done.

A subtle attempt at riveting, proved too subtle and the things disappeared after a pass with 1500 grit Confused.

Landing light was made out of a piece of Tesa clear tape. The kit clear part was for the trash bin...

Joints were checked with black marker. After a light rub with IPA, it reveals the gaps one wishes to eliminate

Yellow and red was sprayed (Gunze acrylics) and masks were placed (Montex) for the Hin/ru's and tail marking (56th Regiment, Home Islands Defense, 1945)

Undersurfaces painted with Vallejo Aluminum

Top surfaces with TAM XF-13 faded with white and 1/10th of a drop yellow.

I hope to catch up the next weeks

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 8:13 PM

Brandon, thanks for joining us! Hope you'll join us again next year! 

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

 

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 10:23 AM

WOW BK that is one sexy looking Val. Love the subtle shading and the markings are just fantabulous! 

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 9:39 AM

Thank you gentlemen, I appreicate it.

Gamera, that is totally fine, thank you. I appreicate you allowing me along with this one. At least this time it got finished.

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

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, June 13, 2022 9:36 PM

Superb job BK!!! Considering how much detail is there on the tail going a little simpler on the chipping and pre-shading makes sense. 

Just got you posted. If you don't like the photo yell at me and I'll swap it out. 

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

 

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    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, June 13, 2022 3:35 PM

Well done, Brandon.

John

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

 

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    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Monday, June 13, 2022 1:41 PM

Wow, great job on the Val BK! Nice..

On the Bench: Too Much

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Monday, June 13, 2022 12:33 PM

I'm calling this one done. Kinda wish I had taken the time to hairspray and chip this one up a tad, but I got so tied up in painting it all and only using the tail number decals that I plumb forgot to. Not to mention I also didn't post shade either, which I really wish I had done. But, it's done and that's that. A bit clean for a war bird but I love the scheme so it works. Enjoy the pics.

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

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    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, June 10, 2022 10:28 AM

Thanks BK. Painting stage is on the horizon.

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, June 10, 2022 9:46 AM

PJ, that pit is amazing. Super nice work. Show winner for sure.

Robert, wow. Those figures, holy cow. Hand painted camo uniforms? What? Awesome!!!

Nearing completion of mine, pics in a few days.

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 Thursday, June 9, 2022 10:12 PM

Sure Dave, you got it! 

I'll put you down now. 

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

 

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    January 2011
  • From: Commonwealth of Virginia
Posted by Tal Afar Dave on Thursday, June 9, 2022 7:23 PM

Hi Gamera!

I would like to participate in your group build if possible.  I'm not sure what I will be building, but it will probably be a 1/72nd or 1/48th scale aircraft of some type.

Thanks for your consideration.

Dave W.

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: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, June 9, 2022 9:08 AM

Everything looks great from your photos Robert!

I think we are our own worst critics when we're staring at every tiny little flaw with an Opti-Visor...

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

 

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    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, June 9, 2022 8:39 AM

Thanks Robert. 

Your figures look fantabulous.Beer   

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    February 2005
  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 8:46 PM

Fantastic detailing there PJ!  

I made a stab at the two figures for the Type 16, I am not terribly happy with them, but painting figures in this scale are not my strong suit.  They are there more or less to give it some life anyway.  I really struggled with the JGSDF camo, I nearly gave up and just used a straight OD green.

 

Never mind their oddly shaped heads with paint slathered over, it is covered by their unattached and unpictured helmets.

 

 

I still need to go back and give a light drybrush on the faces so they don't look like they were rolling in an ash pile.

 

Here is the AFV with them in place, with the salvaged camo job.  I went old school with drybrushing it to blend in the blotches.

 

 

All that remains is decals, tool installation, and the wheels in the background.

 

Hopefully I can call it done sometime next week!

 

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

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    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, June 3, 2022 5:07 AM

Gamera

Fantastic work there PJ! I too love the fine detail you put into the switches and dials! 

 

Thanks Gamera. Beer

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, June 2, 2022 10:15 PM

Fantastic work there PJ! I too love the fine detail you put into the switches and dials! 

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

 

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, June 2, 2022 2:12 PM

jeaton01

Nice panel and switches, Ernie.  Really hard to get that nice and even look.

 

Thanks John. Beer

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, June 2, 2022 12:12 PM

Nice panel and switches, Ernie.  Really hard to get that nice and even look.

John

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

 

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    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, June 2, 2022 8:52 AM

Thanks cb.

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Posted by cbaltrin on Thursday, June 2, 2022 6:39 AM

Myrt is looking real good PJ.   Can't wait to see this one!

On the Bench: Too Much

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, June 2, 2022 12:03 AM

The scraping is over and on with the build. This pit is trully well detailed out of the box. I threw in some wires to add a little extra along with pe seat belts.

IP after careful painting. Clear parts cement was used for the instrument glass.

 

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