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2023 Git-R-Done Group Build

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2023 Git-R-Done Group Build
Posted by cbaltrin on Thursday, November 17, 2022 7:33 AM

Ok, If you have a pile of half finished kits, then this is the GB for you.

2023 will be the year for you to clear up some space in your work shop and lose some space in your display case (or your kid's bedroom ceiling).

Rules are simple, pick some unfinished / stalled projects you have laying around and get them finished. 

GB will start 12-1-2022 ( Hey, I like to build in December -- heck with this waiting to Jan 1st business!) and end on 12-31-2023. So , that's 13 months to git some kits done and have fun.

Sign up starts now!

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Posted by cbaltrin on Thursday, November 17, 2022 7:34 AM

Roster:

bobbaily:

TBD

BrandonK:

TBD

cbaltrin

Hasegawa 1/72 A-1H Skyraider

Tamiya 1/48 A-1H Skyraider

Monogram 1/72 F-4J Phantom

Monogram 1/48 F-14A Tomcat

fotofrank:

Tamiya P-51B

GreySnake:

1/35 Meng T-10M

Tamiya 1/35 SU-100

Tamiya 1/35 ISU-152

hogfanfs:

1/48 Hasegawa BF109G-2

oortiz10:

TBD

Real G:

TBD

 

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Posted by cbaltrin on Thursday, November 17, 2022 7:34 AM

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Posted by oortiz10 on Thursday, November 17, 2022 12:26 PM

I am SO in on this one! I have a couple of shelf queens that I need to finish up. I'll post an update later with my subject(s).

-O

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

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, November 17, 2022 1:26 PM

I like this idea, I have a few waiting in the wings. Getting to them this next year is iffy at best right now. I would like to give it a go.

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:

1/12 Bandai Mandolorian

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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Posted by Real G on Thursday, November 17, 2022 3:05 PM

I am the King of Unfinished Kits, so I'm in!

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by bobbaily on Thursday, November 17, 2022 4:56 PM

Great incentive to clean up some projects that are 'almost' complete-I'm in!

Now I have to decide which ones to commit to....will advise.

Bob

 

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Posted by hogfanfs on Friday, November 18, 2022 4:50 PM

I'm in, I have serveral to finish, Make me TBD until I figure out which to start with.

Also, would you mind if kits are added to the list after others are finished? LOL, I'm making sound like I'll get a bunch complete! Embarrassed Big Smile

 

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, November 19, 2022 9:46 AM

Thanks Gents. Roster Updated. 

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Posted by fotofrank on Saturday, November 19, 2022 8:16 PM

Pencil me in. TBD at this time. I have so many half done and almost finished kits in the closet it will take me sometime to decide what comes first. I have already been pushing myself to finish some kits to get them off the bench and onto the shelf. The level of completion is not important, correct? Just git 'er done, right?

OK. In the stash: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, November 20, 2022 8:23 PM

Hi  fotofrank, no , level of completion is not really important; as  long as you are not at the decaling stage I would say! Wink.  I'll add you to the roster.

fotofrank

Pencil me in. TBD at this time. I have so many half done and almost finished kits in the closet it will take me sometime to decide what comes first. I have already been pushing myself to finish some kits to get them off the bench and onto the shelf. The level of completion is not important, correct? Just git 'er done, right?

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Posted by hogfanfs on Monday, November 21, 2022 1:00 PM

Alright, can you chnage my TBD to a 1/48 Hasegawa BF109G-2, Please? 

Thanks!

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by fotofrank on Monday, November 21, 2022 1:26 PM

Put me down for a Tamiya P-51B to complete. There is still some painting and assembly to do to finish this kit. BTW: There are no decals on this airplane. Everything is painted and will be painted.

OK. In the stash: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by cbaltrin on Monday, November 21, 2022 10:15 PM

Roster updated hogfanfs and fotofrank. Thanks

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Posted by fotofrank on Thursday, December 1, 2022 1:19 PM

So, begin now?

OK. In the stash: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by hogfanfs on Friday, December 2, 2022 7:31 PM

Alright, gentlmen, I'm git-er-ing done! 

This is the Hasegawa kit I'm intending to finish:

It was started many moons ago for a Bf109 group build and I never finished. 

Here it is, in it's current state:

The Eduard interior and exterior photoetch parts:

And the cockpit as I had left it:

 

I have started adding a bit more photoetch to various pieces and will get more progress pics as I get further along.

I will say, I haven't opened a kit in a long time, and its been quite therapeutic looking through the directions and feeling all the creative juice flowing again. 

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by hogfanfs on Friday, December 2, 2022 7:35 PM

And I forgot, but, here are the aftermarket decals I'll be using:

Alfred Grislawski, Yellow 9

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by cbaltrin on Friday, December 2, 2022 7:55 PM

My Apologies! Yessir, This GB is officially started!  Don't know what happened. December snuck up on me!

fotofrank

So, begin now?

 

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Posted by cbaltrin on Friday, December 2, 2022 7:56 PM

Nice markings hogfanfs. Who can resist a good 109 scheme!

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Posted by hogfanfs on Friday, December 2, 2022 7:59 PM

fotofrank

Put me down for a Tamiya P-51B to complete. There is still some painting and assembly to do to finish this kit. BTW: There are no decals on this airplane. Everything is painted and will be painted.

 

Fotofrank,  kudos to you for painting the insignia and invasion stripes. This will be sweet when it's complete.

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by fotofrank on Sunday, December 4, 2022 1:27 PM

Another step closer to gittin-er done: I painted the nose and the spinner and then assembled the propeller yesterday. Next are the squadron/group/aircraft codes to be painted on the fuselage and vertical tail, probably tomorrow.

OK. In the stash: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, December 4, 2022 6:47 PM

Looks good Frank. Did not know you were doing a blue noser.  Makes me think of the old blue nosed Testors electro-plated P-51D 'Moonbeam Mc Swine'. Man that was a pretty looking model on the box top... what markings are you doing?

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Posted by fotofrank on Sunday, December 4, 2022 8:13 PM

cbaltrin

Looks good Frank. Did not know you were doing a blue noser.  Makes me think of the old blue nosed Testors electro-plated P-51D 'Moonbeam Mc Swine'. Man that was a pretty looking model on the box top... what markings are you doing?

 

I first saw this airplane at The Gathering of Mustangs and Legends back in 2007 and I've wanted to build a model of the airplane ever since. Finally started it several months ago, but then it ended up back in the closet where it sat until you started this group build. I live about 40 miles from where Stallion51 is based so I see a lot of blue nosed Mustangs. Kermit Weeks flies a blue nose too.

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Posted by GreySnake on Monday, December 5, 2022 6:31 AM
I have plenty of unfinished kits. Put me down for a 1/35 Meng T-10M, Tamiya 1/35 SU-100 and a Tamiya 1/35 ISU-152. Photos will follow as I get to them. Some of them are buried in the model closet.   
 

 

 
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Posted by cbaltrin on Monday, December 5, 2022 6:52 PM

Will do  GreySnake,  Welcome to the GB. Happy to have you.

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Posted by hogfanfs on Friday, December 9, 2022 11:17 AM

fotofrank

Another step closer to gittin-er done: I painted the nose and the spinner and then assembled the propeller yesterday. Next are the squadron/group/aircraft codes to be painted on the fuselage and vertical tail, probably tomorrow.

 

fotofrank

 

 
cbaltrin

Looks good Frank. Did not know you were doing a blue noser.  Makes me think of the old blue nosed Testors electro-plated P-51D 'Moonbeam Mc Swine'. Man that was a pretty looking model on the box top... what markings are you doing?

 

 

 

I first saw this airplane at The Gathering of Mustangs and Legends back in 2007 and I've wanted to build a model of the airplane ever since. Finally started it several months ago, but then it ended up back in the closet where it sat until you started this group build. I live about 40 miles from where Stallion51 is based so I see a lot of blue nosed Mustangs. Kermit Weeks flies a blue nose too.

 

Fotofrank,

That is an outstanding subject! And the model is coming along very well. I'm looking forward to seeing more progress. 

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by hogfanfs on Friday, December 9, 2022 11:23 AM

I did get a bit more done with the PE:

I wasn't getting a good vibe with the supplied nose mounted machine guns. So I splurged for an after market brass barrels:

And the kind of before and after photos:

Hope to get a bit more done through the weekend, will be posting again soon! 

 

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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