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Weekend Madness GB 2022

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 4:47 PM

dwsrazor

Bill, looking forward to this build as well.  Ive never had to fix a vac canopy that has been damaged like that before but i think i would start by warming it up in hot water and try to gentlt pop it back up.  I doubt youll be able to get rid of the crease though.

 

well it kicked my butt. I tried smash molding another one using a canopy from a different kit. nothing was the right size. I tried reshaping it but it curled up.

I may just carve something and paint it gloss black. 

But I fell out of the time frame. When I finish I will post it down the thread. Meanwhile my wife has Covid and I'm busy taking care of her but not getting sick at least until she's able to take care of me!

lesson learned- preflight next time!

You all did great work. Another WM GB success!

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Thursday, December 29, 2022 7:29 PM

keavdog

Looks great mongoose.  I like the display a lot.  What is the story with the turquoise ordanance?

 

you know i couldn't find anything on the color. I tried to match it as well as possible to the ordnance layout they had for the aircraft. It presented a unique display that i thought fit the jasdf color profile so well Big Smile

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list...NOT! Ha, added to it again - Viper MkVii, 1/32 THUD & F-15J plus a weekend madness build!

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, December 29, 2022 1:50 PM

Looks great mongoose.  I like the display a lot.  What is the story with the turquoise ordanance?

Thanks,

John

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, December 29, 2022 11:00 AM

TheMongoose

Here's a good pic for the front page

 

and a bonus shot underneath on a good base.

 

 

Wow, I thought this one looked good when you finished it, but his display really makes it look amazing. That is a great idea.

BK

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Posted by dwsrazor on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 10:27 PM

Cool  Great finish Mongoose!!!  I like how this one turned out with that crazy camo color.

Bill, looking forward to this build as well.  Ive never had to fix a vac canopy that has been damaged like that before but i think i would start by warming it up in hot water and try to gentlt pop it back up.  I doubt youll be able to get rid of the crease though.

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Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 8:13 PM

Can't help with the canopy unfortunately.

the info on the aircraft is cool for sure. Gonna be neat to see this come together!

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list...NOT! Ha, added to it again - Viper MkVii, 1/32 THUD & F-15J plus a weekend madness build!

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Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 8:11 PM

Here's a good pic for the front page

 

and a bonus shot underneath on a good base.

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list...NOT! Ha, added to it again - Viper MkVii, 1/32 THUD & F-15J plus a weekend madness build!

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 5:13 PM

Apparently 430 or so were built. It was an upgrade of the Yak-15, which was a tail dragger. There were a few of those in the early years of jets, with predictable problems.

The addition of a nose gear on the -17 meant that, because of the slender fuselage and forward position of the engine; the nose gear tucks up into a fairing but does not fit inside the fuselage.

Any suggestions from anyone on how to pop the canopy back to normal appreciated!

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 5:02 PM

Bill that's really cool! I've never seen that aircraft before. Look forward to watching this build, looks like there's some great stuff in the kit.

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list...NOT! Ha, added to it again - Viper MkVii, 1/32 THUD & F-15J plus a weekend madness build!

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 3:52 PM

Mongoose- well done and on time. Comgratulations!

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 1:21 PM

0800 hours Wednesday December 28, 2022.

And we are off. 

It has a nice little resin cockpit.

Paint by hand the basics inside the shells and the resin parts.

One glitch- somehow the vac canopy got crushed during the years in storage.

I'm going in to work now. When I get home this evening I'll assemble this little bird. The exteior paint job is simple- green top and grey bottom.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 10:07 AM

Wow, great looking build. All that work in 48 hours is impressive. Really nice looking work.

BK

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Posted by dwsrazor on Monday, December 26, 2022 5:19 PM

Cool Looking good Mongoose!

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Posted by bobbaily on Monday, December 26, 2022 4:26 PM

Mongoose-you're doing a great job-then adding the time constraints-wow!

Looking forward to the finished build.

Bob

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Monday, December 26, 2022 2:27 PM

BrandonK

Great progress, your moving quite fast here.

BK

 

yep, quite easy when you got the day off and the wife is catching up on her sLeep! Big Smile

camo pattern is done and I'm on to the hinomaru.

You can just see the crazy color of the missiles in that 1st poc. Basically turquoise!

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list...NOT! Ha, added to it again - Viper MkVii, 1/32 THUD & F-15J plus a weekend madness build!

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, December 26, 2022 11:28 AM

Great progress, your moving quite fast here.

BK

On the bench:

A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

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Posted by TheMongoose on Monday, December 26, 2022 10:30 AM

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list...NOT! Ha, added to it again - Viper MkVii, 1/32 THUD & F-15J plus a weekend madness build!

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Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, December 25, 2022 11:28 PM

Forgot to mention, can you believe the canopy on this little thing had a seam line down the middle! I actually had to put some poster tac inside it to make sure I didn't split it in half while sanding. Way to tiny for my fingers to hold.

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list...NOT! Ha, added to it again - Viper MkVii, 1/32 THUD & F-15J plus a weekend madness build!

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Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, December 25, 2022 11:17 PM

OK done for the night. All the major assembly for the F2 is complete. Most of the ordinance is done, saving some fins for tomorrow after things dry a bit and I can do a little bit of sanding to smooth things out. Should be painting first thing in the morning

I scanned in my masks tonight and rescaled them to 1/72 scale. Scanned a few of the decals as well in the hopes that I can print them and do a mask otherwise it's gonna be short a few decals ha ha

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list...NOT! Ha, added to it again - Viper MkVii, 1/32 THUD & F-15J plus a weekend madness build!

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Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, December 25, 2022 7:45 PM

Hey thanks guys. One of the things I learned when I went to scan some stuff for masks was that the decals are totally shot. We'll have to see what I can make do with. Definitely got a coat them to try and keep them together. Here's where I'm at so far. Just finished up dinner for the evening and now I can get back to it

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list...NOT! Ha, added to it again - Viper MkVii, 1/32 THUD & F-15J plus a weekend madness build!

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, December 25, 2022 2:44 PM

I'm please you got started and I look forward to this one!

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, December 25, 2022 10:27 AM

TheMongoose

Well I decided I better get going on this thing or I won't get a weekend build done this year! It's late morning but so far it's only me and my middle boy up so let's get this thing going since nobody else is awake. I'm starting this JASDF F-2A

 

That looks super cool. Looking forward to seeing it.

BK

On the bench:

A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

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Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, December 25, 2022 9:59 AM

Well I decided I better get going on this thing or I won't get a weekend build done this year! It's late morning but so far it's only me and my middle boy up so let's get this thing going since nobody else is awake. I'm starting this JASDF F-2A

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list...NOT! Ha, added to it again - Viper MkVii, 1/32 THUD & F-15J plus a weekend madness build!

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Posted by dwsrazor on Saturday, December 24, 2022 12:44 AM

That's a great lineup Bufflehead and nice double build.  CoolCool

I tried one of those easy build kits before and from what I remember wasn't too thrilled with it but yours turned out pretty nice.

 

Looking forward to you build mongoose!

 

Come on Bill.  Let's see yours!  Propeller

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Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 7:02 PM

Awesome stuff! Can't believe we had a double build finished this year! Kudo's to bufflehead Bow Down

im up this weekend for sure. Got stuck working tomorrow during the day but with a huge storm coming in tomorrow night i plan to start my build. See you back here in 24hrs Storm

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list...NOT! Ha, added to it again - Viper MkVii, 1/32 THUD & F-15J plus a weekend madness build!

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 7:40 PM

Hi builders! For those of you (cough) who haven't started a build, it's not too late!

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, December 19, 2022 10:08 AM

bufflehead

Whew!!  I didn't think I was going to make it but I managed to get this double kit 48 Hr build done!  Completed just past midnight, so its actually very early Monday morning!  Still the 7 AM completion time is 6 hrs away so that's a bonus!

Both are 1/72 Hobby Boss Easy Assembly kits.  

I'm really happy how the 262 came out, only problem was I lost the front landing gear door....its around her somewhere, it disappeared right when I was installing the lg.  Probably turn up in a few days when I'm cleaning the bench!

The 109 had some issues with the detail wash and subsequent flat coat.  I guess that happens when you rush things! Whistling.  It came out OK in the end.

Bill, thanks again for taking the time and effort to host this GB!  I really enjoy pushing myself to build kits for the yearly Weekend Madness!  I'll be busy with family the next two weekends so this might be it for the year!  I'll stick around and see how everyone else is doing!

Take care all and Happy Holidays!Toast

 

 

Super effort. Those both turned out very nice. Great work!

BK

On the bench:

A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

2023 Kits on deck / in process / completed   

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                              Tongue Tied

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