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2023 Git-R-Done Group Build (Ended)

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    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, November 25, 2023 4:42 PM

Hi All, The GB End Date has been extended to 1/31/2024 as the holidays can be very busy. This gives us and extra month to wrap things up after the holiday activies die down.

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Posted by cbaltrin on Monday, November 27, 2023 4:52 PM

I think the worst items on the Monogram B-17G are the wait gun windows.

Firstly, the posts that allow the guns to move are to frail and never fail to break off. 

Secondly, the windows themselves do not install flush with the fuselage skin, but sit akwardly recessed in the oversized opening in the fuselage. 1st problem is no biggy, just glue the guns in a fixed position.  For the 2nd problem, it's Apoxie Sculpt to the rescue!

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  • From: Sandy, UT
Posted by SteveCB on Thursday, November 30, 2023 10:07 PM

I finished my 1999 Ford Mustang Cobra.

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Posted by cbaltrin on Friday, December 1, 2023 6:54 AM

Nice looking color!  Well done SteveCB!  I'll use the first picture for the wall unless you tell me otherwise! 

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  • From: Sandy, UT
Posted by SteveCB on Friday, December 1, 2023 6:43 PM

Thanks.  It's Tamiya TS-49 Bright Red, in the rattle can.

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Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, December 2, 2023 5:44 AM

.50 cal waist gun mods

 

 

 

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  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Sunday, December 3, 2023 2:39 PM

As I go over this, I am being reminded of another reason why it ended up on the shelf.  All the fiddly and delicate bits!

Example, i forgot the tie rod has been broked and reglued in 5 different spots in the past...obviously no longer road worthy!  The right side rotor was also hanging on by a cracked  piece of the axle, so I reglued and reinforced both sides with pieces of paperclip attached to the fenders. This shuuld make it more shelf stable once the tires are installed.

Otherwise I installed the jigsaw puzzle known as the engine hood and radiators and some other bits that won't get snapped off while handling.  I can verify the panels are square, it is the camera angle that makes it appear crooked.  The roof is not installed yet, hence why that is also crooked, it is just there for demo purposes. 

Next up, paint touch up, wheels, decals, the fiddly bits, probably more paint touch up, sealer, and a sturdy base!

 

Robert 

"I can't get ahead no matter how hard I try, I'm gettin' really good at barely gettin' by"

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Posted by cbaltrin on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 7:03 AM

Glamdring
As I go over this, I am being reminded of another reason why it ended up on the shelf

Ahhh yes, Who has not taken that trip down memory lane ? "Oh, Yeah, now I remember... Crying

Stick with it.  Don't want the old General to have to walk do we? 

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Posted by 68GT on Saturday, December 9, 2023 5:59 PM

Been a long time coming but the six is done.

 

On Ed's bench, ???

  

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Posted by cbaltrin on Tuesday, December 12, 2023 6:18 AM

68GT, Nice Job. I'll give your Six and Ten out of Ten!   I'll use first pic for the wall unless I hear otherwise from you!

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  • From: Post Falls, Idaho
Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Saturday, December 23, 2023 10:58 AM

Well, I got her done!  I did paint the navigation light and added the, I think it's a radio antenna, and painted it after this photo.

 

your shipmate,

Ziggy

 

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Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, December 24, 2023 8:13 PM

Great work Ziggy! Looks really nice! 

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Posted by Surface_Line on Monday, December 25, 2023 5:08 AM

Looks like my initial joining post back on Aug 25 didn't get logged, but that's OK.  Shout to the world that one, count 'em one, bird from the Shelf of Doom has been finished.

And experimenting with my son's light box, I now appreciate how merciless digital photography is on a 1/72 model.

This is the Revell old-tool Fokker Dr.I, with Superscale decals, for Ltn Rahn's Jasta 19 aircraft.

  https://flic.kr/p/2powiEF

https://flic.kr/p/2powiEA

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Posted by cbaltrin on Tuesday, December 26, 2023 4:18 PM

Surface_Line

Looks like my initial joining post back on Aug 25 didn't get logged, but that's OK.  Shout to the world that one, count 'em one, bird from the Shelf of Doom has been finished.

And experimenting with my son's light box, I now appreciate how merciless digital photography is on a 1/72 model.

This is the Revell old-tool Fokker Dr.I, with Superscale decals, for Ltn Rahn's Jasta 19 aircraft.

  https://flic.kr/p/2powiEF

https://flic.kr/p/2powiEA

 

 
Please accept my apologies Surface_Line! I have added you and you great looking Fokker Dr.I to the roster. I think the photography is great BTW!
   

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Posted by Glamdring on Tuesday, January 2, 2024 9:36 PM

I managed to push this past the line last week, but the forum has been giving me fits everytime I try posting.  Here goes another shot:

Wish I had pennants for the flag poles...but that would just make more delays.  Time to let it be.

Thanks for helping me git r done!

Robert 

"I can't get ahead no matter how hard I try, I'm gettin' really good at barely gettin' by"

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Posted by cbaltrin on Wednesday, January 3, 2024 6:04 PM

Looks Great Robert. I'll update the roster!

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Posted by cbaltrin on Wednesday, January 3, 2024 6:25 PM

Trying to finish up the Super Bee...

 

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  • From: Sandy, UT
Posted by SteveCB on Saturday, January 6, 2024 5:38 PM

Here's my last entry for the build, a Tamiya F4F-4 Wildcat.  It was a good build.

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Posted by cbaltrin on Monday, January 8, 2024 9:08 PM

That's a fine looking F4F SteveCB. I'll update the roster.  I can't understand why I still do not have a F4F n my colllection. I have always loved the look of the Wildcat, especially from the front , with those center mouted wings!

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, January 8, 2024 9:18 PM

Great looking wildcat!

Thanks,

John

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Posted by SteveCB on Monday, January 8, 2024 9:47 PM

Thanks guys.

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  • From: Fort Worth, TX
Posted by fxsti03-42 on Tuesday, January 9, 2024 8:42 AM

Hello everyone,

 

How do you ge signed up for this GB?  I started my Tamiya A-1H Skyraider in December 2022, and am just now finishing it.

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Posted by cbaltrin on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 2:16 PM

Hi Mike, Well the Group Build officialy ends on Jan 31st , so you will have only 3 weeks to finish your Skyraider. If that's ok with you, let me know and I'll add your info to the roster page. 

Happy Modeling

fxsti03-42

Hello everyone,

 

How do you ge signed up for this GB?  I started my Tamiya A-1H Skyraider in December 2022, and am just now finishing it.

 

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  • From: Fort Worth, TX
Posted by fxsti03-42 on Thursday, January 11, 2024 6:34 AM

@cbaltrin

Please add me to the roster.  I have finished my Skyraider.

Started 12/17/22

Finished 1/10/24

 

 

 

 

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    January 2024
  • From: Fort Worth, TX
Posted by fxsti03-42 on Friday, January 12, 2024 7:52 AM

@cbaltrin

I posted this yesterday, but it still hasn't shown up.  So I don't know if it's lost or what.  But I finished the A-1H Skyraider.

Started: 12/17/2022

Completed: 1/10/2024

 

 

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  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Friday, January 12, 2024 5:17 PM

Wow, that was fast fxsti03-42! Your Skyraider looks great. I'll add you to the roster!

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Posted by cbaltrin on Friday, January 19, 2024 9:55 AM

The Super Bee is nearing the finish line..

 

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Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, January 20, 2024 7:58 AM

The Super Bee has crossed the finish line! I gave up using the resin wheels -- maybe next time. Added plug wires, door handles and seat belts. Painted with MCW Limelight Metallic.

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  • From: Nashville, TN area
Posted by bobbaily on Saturday, January 20, 2024 8:33 AM

Very nice build on the Super Bee-looks like it's fresh off the show room floor.

Figure it's time to commit to starting (and finishing) a 'Work in Progress"-pulled out the AMT Cummins March 86C Indy Car from the '80 Group Build".  Will post 'as is' pics later today.

 

Bob

 

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Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, January 20, 2024 9:11 AM

 Hi Bob, the GB actually ends on the 31st of this month. I guess we can consider that a deadline for entry though Cool. Try your best to finish this year !

bobbaily

Very nice build on the Super Bee-looks like it's fresh off the show room floor.

Figure it's time to commit to starting (and finishing) a 'Work in Progress"-pulled out the AMT Cummins March 86C Indy Car from the '80 Group Build".  Will post 'as is' pics later today.

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