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Bamboozled by the Box Art GB 2023

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Posted by PhilliePhan79 on Sunday, February 5, 2023 6:06 PM

Quick update on the B-36.  Much filling and sanding has taken place.  The main structure is assembled.  Starting to look the part.

 

Next up is the reason that I have been putting this kit off.  I counted 78 tiny little frames that need masked.  

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Posted by Wedge on Thursday, February 2, 2023 3:44 PM

cbaltrin

 

 
Wedge

I actually don't have a kit to enter in this.  But I do remember the very first kit that I ever built back in about '69.  Airfix's 1/72 P47D Thunderbolt "Penrod and Sam".  Threw it together in about 15 minutes by my recollection.  I did love the art work on that cardboard header too.

 

 

 

Airfix had some good artwork Wedge!.

I would not recommend that kit today though Cool

 

Yeah.  Don't think I would touch it.  May see if I can source some decals for Penrod and Sam and put together a more current kit for old times sake :)

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Posted by cbaltrin on Thursday, February 2, 2023 3:21 PM

Wedge

I actually don't have a kit to enter in this.  But I do remember the very first kit that I ever built back in about '69.  Airfix's 1/72 P47D Thunderbolt "Penrod and Sam".  Threw it together in about 15 minutes by my recollection.  I did love the art work on that cardboard header too.

 

Airfix had some good artwork Wedge!.

I would not recommend that kit today though Cool

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Posted by Wedge on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 11:41 PM

I actually don't have a kit to enter in this.  But I do remember the very first kit that I ever built back in about '69.  Airfix's 1/72 P47D Thunderbolt "Penrod and Sam".  Threw it together in about 15 minutes by my recollection.  I did love the art work on that cardboard header too.

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Posted by lostagain on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 1:58 AM

Real G there is some nice detail in that cockpit.

Sounds like you know where the Lola comes from - it is very much set up for motorisation. I think they chose the 1/18 scale so they could get a motor in the engine?!? I have glued the battery covers down and will fill the huge gaps with Milliput before smoothing it all out.

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Posted by Real G on Monday, January 30, 2023 12:34 PM

Neato Lola, Lostagain!  I look forward to seeing the kit built up.  Is it motorized or a static kit?

I worked a bit on the Buccaneer, and am happy to say fit of the main components is very good.  There are a bunch of separate "black boxes" which make for a busy looking cockpit, so I don't think any aftermarket will be needed Surprise.

The crew look like they were scaled up from a 1970s Matchbox kit, so they will be either be replaced or just omitted.

 

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by cbaltrin on Friday, January 27, 2023 11:32 PM

Hey lostagain, Cool Car!  Roster updated.

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Posted by lostagain on Friday, January 27, 2023 3:51 AM

Jawas.. hahaha...

PhilliePhan, that is pretty monumental...

GreySnake, that is looking good.

Hi Cbaltrin, I have made my selection from the stash. I picked this up in a second hand model shop and had to have it, even though I don't usually do cars.

Tamiya 1/18 Lola T160TS

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Posted by Real G on Monday, January 23, 2023 11:33 AM

cbaltrin

Looks good Greysnake; have to say though... I'm kind of expecting to see some Jawas jump out of it.. Whistling

 

"Uchee-Dee!"

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Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, January 21, 2023 3:38 PM

Looks good Greysnake; have to say though... I'm kind of expecting to see some Jawas jump out of it.. Whistling

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, January 20, 2023 1:49 PM

One thing about armor is it's not perfect, so our work to replicate it is kinda easy. Your efforts look great.

BK

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Posted by PhilliePhan79 on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 8:06 PM

Looking good GreySnake.  I have never attempted armor, but always wondered how the muddy, rusty texture were achieved.  That should look good when painted.  

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Posted by GreySnake on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 6:02 PM
I’ve gotten a little work done on my A7V in the past couple of weeks. I got the gaps where the armor plats join filled in and applied some texture to the armor panels with Tamiya putty thinned down with Tamiya extra thin cement. I didn’t do the best work with the armor texture but it should look okay once painted.
  
  
 
The next step is to paint the inside of the model black since I’m not adding the interior pieces otherwise you’d be able to look into the model from the roof or machine ports and see bare unpainted plastic.

 
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Posted by cbaltrin on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 7:00 PM

Wow, that's a lot of work PhilliePhan, but she's looking good. For a second I thought you were holding a bommerang there.. Wink

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Posted by cbaltrin on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 6:58 PM

Hi Real G, Roster updated. Stunning box art indeed!

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Posted by PhilliePhan79 on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 6:25 PM

Work has begun on the Peacemaker.  She's a bigg'un.  Wings look like a boomerang

 

Plenty of weight in the nose.  Luckily the nose gear on this kit is quite stout.  Sometimes 1/144 gear is very spindly.

And now about 6 hours of filling and sanding

 

I estimate 3 hours assembly.  6 hours filling/sanding.  5 hours masking the greenhouse.  5 hours remasking the greenhouse after I'm not happy with it.

She's gonna be fun to paint though!

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 3:18 PM

Real G

OK I would like to enter the GB fray with this:

Although it is a pretty new kit, I was indeed "bamboozled by the box art".  I have always liked the Buccaneer, but primarily the RAF incarnation with the bulged belly and wraparound camouflage.  The new 1/48 Airfix Bucc kit is pricey too, but after seeing the lovely box art, I pushed the "buy this" button.  And I must say I have no regrets.  Compared to the old nightmare 1980s kit, it just oozes quality.

 

When I look at the Bucc all I see is the world land speed car.

Bk

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A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

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Posted by Real G on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 11:56 AM

OK I would like to enter the GB fray with this:

Although it is a pretty new kit, I was indeed "bamboozled by the box art".  I have always liked the Buccaneer, but primarily the RAF incarnation with the bulged belly and wraparound camouflage.  The new 1/48 Airfix Bucc kit is pricey too, but after seeing the lovely box art, I pushed the "buy this" button.  And I must say I have no regrets.  Compared to the old nightmare 1980s kit, it just oozes quality.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by Glamdring on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 8:13 PM

Thanks guys!

Yeah, they'd probably be mighty tiny.  Maybe an 1/8" tall, it that.  They probably wouldn't add much, but it's the principle of it...  

And that is why I have 15 kits in varying stages of completion in the storage bins of doom.  Smile

Robert 

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, January 1, 2023 5:18 PM

Well done, Robert. She came out great. Those would be some tiny palms, right?

BK

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Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, January 1, 2023 12:27 PM

 Nice work Glamdring & Happy New Year. I'll update the roster page!

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Posted by Glamdring on Sunday, January 1, 2023 12:23 PM

Calling this one finished now.  It was a fun little kit, but had some minor fit issues and the missing decals bummed me out.  Someday when I build another 1/72 armor kit with a DAK option I will swipe the palm trees from it.


Thanks for the GB!

Robert 

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Posted by cbaltrin on Thursday, December 29, 2022 10:14 PM

You've been added to the roster  PhilliePhan79. Welcome. I do like that box art!

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Posted by cbaltrin on Thursday, December 29, 2022 10:12 PM

Blitz is looking good glamdring. Your almost there!

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Posted by Glamdring on Thursday, December 29, 2022 8:53 PM

The end is in sight for this...since Roden didn't see fit to actually include the decals referenced for the DAK vehicle, guess that is a step to skip.  

Robert 

A guilty conscience is a small price to pay for the safety of the Alpha Quadrant.

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Posted by PhilliePhan79 on Thursday, December 29, 2022 7:08 PM

CBaltrin, could you add me to the roster with this B-36B from Roden in 1/144 please?  Thanks!

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Posted by GreySnake on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 4:19 PM
Started working on the A7V today with test fitting the armor panels together.
 
After the test fitting I went ahead and started gluing some of the hull parts together. I am going to let the glue set for rest of the day before gluing anymore.
It has a lot of fit problems and it is going to taking some filling an sanding to fix everything. I’ll also probably sand off a number of rivets that will need replaced. Speaking of rivets there are more than a few missing on the model that I’ll go ahead and put down.
 
 
The kit also includes an interior which is pretty much fictitious which I will not be including.
  
 
The model doesn’t seem to represent any A7V built by the Germans during WWI. Every A7V was unique and there were differences between each of them.
 
I am considering making a fictional  cannon armedA7V used by the Freikorps (German post WWI paramilitary). The Freikorps did have one A7V but it was only armed with machine guns. My idea is to paint it gray and put skull and bones markings on the front and side of the model.
 

 

 
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Posted by Glamdring on Monday, December 26, 2022 9:37 PM

Jack, that bomber interior looks fantastic! 

Cbaltrin, Looks like you have that Corsair well in hand, keep it up!

Sorry for my lack of WIP updates lately.  I just never felt there was much worthwhile to photograph in this scale, and before I knew it the subassemblies were done and basecoated!

I was initially going to go with an Eastern Front vehicle, but decided at the last minute to go with the Afrka Korps markings.  

Robert 

A guilty conscience is a small price to pay for the safety of the Alpha Quadrant.

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Posted by cbaltrin on Monday, December 26, 2022 7:03 PM

Ok, Made some progress on the dash-five today, all via the magic of apoxi-sculpt. First I filled some gaps around the horizontal stab. Next,  I was having trouble installng the oil coolers in the wings since it's a loose fit and they kinda just fall out of the wing as soon as you slide them in, so I stuffed the cavity with apoxie scuplt first and then pushed them into place. Tomorrow I can sand and hopefully get the wings attached.  I think I will be ordering some brass hispano fairings and some resin wheels tonight. Still grapling with the canopy situation...

 

 

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