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2023 Git-R-Done Group Build (Ended)

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  • Member since
    August 2004
  • From: Forest Hill, Maryland
Posted by cwalker3 on Friday, March 3, 2023 10:40 AM

Project510

Getting my first real try at weathering. If thats what you can call this.

 

Looks like weathering to me. Nice and subtle. Looks great. I always sweat the weathering too. I always figure I'm going to ruin a good build. But it usually comes out okay. I think we're all our worst critics.

Cary

 


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    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Friday, March 3, 2023 11:58 AM

Project510
Project510 wrote the following post yesterday: Getting my first real try at weathering. If thats what you can call this.

Looks good!

On the Bench: Too Much

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    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Friday, March 3, 2023 12:02 PM

Nice looking M1 Cary.   Can you get me a picture on a cleaner background for the roster page? 

On the Bench: Too Much

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Posted by Project510 on Friday, March 3, 2023 1:08 PM

Thanks for the positive comments on the weathering!

Cbaltrin, I resized the S13 photo for you

Cary, nice job!

cwalker3

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- James

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  • Member since
    August 2004
  • From: Forest Hill, Maryland
Posted by cwalker3 on Friday, March 3, 2023 1:45 PM

Thanks James.

Cary

 


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    March 2019
  • From: Post Falls, Idaho
Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Saturday, March 4, 2023 9:26 AM

I don't know if your the king, but I have 12 kits/dioramas started and have not finished a kit in forty years!  I want to change that this year, I will post 2 and see how it goes

your shipmate,

Ziggy

 

  • Member since
    August 2004
  • From: Forest Hill, Maryland
Posted by cwalker3 on Saturday, March 4, 2023 11:08 AM

cbaltrin

Nice looking M1 Cary.   Can you get me a picture on a cleaner background for the roster page? 

 

Here ya go.

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Cary

 


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    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, March 4, 2023 7:21 PM

Great, Thanks!

cwalker3

 

 
cbaltrin

Nice looking M1 Cary.   Can you get me a picture on a cleaner background for the roster page? 

 

 

 

Here ya go.

 

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On the Bench: Too Much

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    January 2022
Posted by Project510 on Sunday, March 5, 2023 12:20 AM

a bit more work today. Painted the rear lights on and finished up the chassis. Not gonna lie, the Tamiya smoke color was a pain to apply. I switched from Tamiya thinner to Mr Color, and went with less and less thinner until I got it right. I also think the psi regulator on my compressor may be inaccurate because even though I had it at 18 psi it felt really strong. Lowered it down to 10 and it worked so much better.

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- James

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Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, March 5, 2023 5:12 AM

So I guess we need a badge for this GB. I have a few ideas, but I am not really a digital artist... Any volunteers out there to assist in creating the badge? Whistling

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Posted by Project510 on Monday, March 6, 2023 10:33 AM

cbaltrin

So I guess we need a badge for this GB. I have a few ideas, but I am not really a digital artist... Any volunteers out there to assist in creating the badge? Whistling

 

 
Not sure I can be of any help but what are the ideas? 

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- James

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    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Monday, March 6, 2023 11:30 AM

Well, I corrected and repainted the nose this morning. I'll let the paint cure some before I give it a coat of Tamiya X-22 Gloss Clear. After that, a few decals and on to final assembly.

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

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Monday, March 6, 2023 1:32 PM

fotofrank

Well, I corrected and repainted the nose this morning. I'll let the paint cure some before I give it a coat of Tamiya X-22 Gloss Clear. After that, a few decals and on to final assembly.

 

 

Nice!! Love those Blue Nose 51's.

BK

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A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

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Posted by Project510 on Monday, March 6, 2023 5:25 PM

Looks nice Frank!

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Posted by cbaltrin on Monday, March 6, 2023 7:35 PM

Nice recovery on the mustang Frank!

On the Bench: Too Much

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Posted by cbaltrin on Monday, March 6, 2023 7:39 PM

Project510

 

 
cbaltrin

So I guess we need a badge for this GB. I have a few ideas, but I am not really a digital artist... Any volunteers out there to assist in creating the badge? Whistling

Not sure I can be of any help but what are the ideas? 
 

maybe a guy on a tractor pulling a load of half built kits? Maybe some at the bench with a pile of open kits ...  maybe a guy opening the closet door and getting buried in half built kits?  

On the Bench: Too Much

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Posted by GreySnake on Saturday, March 11, 2023 8:03 PM
After almost three months I’m finally able to start back working on some kits.
 
 
Painted the Tamiya SU-85 yesterday with my homemade mixture of Russian 4BO Green. Apologies for  the poor backdrop my cat chewed up my usual one still need to purchase a replacement.
  
 
I am going to give the model a glosscote tomorrow and then decal and start the detail painting and some weathering.
 
 
Also pulled the Meng T-10 off the shelf today and tried to figure out what I still need to do with it. Haven’t worked on it since July and remembered why the plastic is very soft and sands oddly. After going over the instructions I still need to add the tow cables, fuel tanks, AA gun and the thing I’m not looking forward to the tracks.
 
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Posted by Project510 on Saturday, March 11, 2023 11:50 PM

Chassis is complete. Just the small details now.

Waiting on some paint to come in. Was looking for Honda's Celestial Blue but didnt want to pay for the actual paint. I found a few choices from Mr Color that look pretty darn close so well see. One is a bit too light, the other a bit to dark.

Also masked off hte windows

 

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- James

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Sunday, March 12, 2023 11:02 AM

While sanding some filler this morning I kept looking at this poor Monogram F106.  I guess  thats going to my 1st build here and I'll keep up with my sanding.

On Ed's bench, ???

  

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Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, March 12, 2023 2:17 PM

Welcome aboard 68GT.  I have added you and your Six to the roster.  I see sandpaper stocks will be on the rise soon Cool

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Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, March 12, 2023 2:18 PM

James, nice window masking. I like those coloros too!

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Posted by Project510 on Sunday, March 12, 2023 3:11 PM

cbaltrin

James, nice window masking. I like those coloros too!

Thanks!

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- James

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Posted by Project510 on Sunday, March 12, 2023 3:53 PM

Since I am almost done with the CRX, just waiting for paint... Im gonna add another kit to this GB. I still have the Saturn V to finish also, but I am still brainstorming some ideas with the smoke. Ive had this truck since 2014 unfinished so its time..

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- James

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Posted by Project510 on Monday, March 13, 2023 11:41 PM

Naturally, because I brought down another kit... my paint for the CRX came in. I couldn't help but lay it down right away. Im pretty excited on the outcome. Its pretty damn close to oem. Maybe a tad bit more metallic but damn close. Tricky part will be getting all the black trim and window rubber painted black.

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- James

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  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 7:18 AM

Adding this Tamiya P-51D to the list. I have no idea why I stopped working on it but I  discovered it in the box over the weekend and starting cleaning up the fuselage and wing seams. Looks like I put it on 'the shelf' just after I glued the wings on....  Now, have to decided on markings--no Idea what I was planning on when I started it...Confused

On the Bench: Too Much

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Posted by cbaltrin on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 7:21 AM

You are on a roll Project510. Nice paint job there!

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Posted by Project510 on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 10:09 AM

cbaltrin

You are on a roll Project510. Nice paint job there!

Thanks! This is easily the best idea for a group build. That combined with the kid wanting some completed kits has me super motivated. 

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- James

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 2:31 PM

Just thought I'd share what's on my bench right now that might qualify for this group build. What you see here are just some of the partially built kits I have that need to be completed.

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

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    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Sunday, March 19, 2023 8:42 AM

Yeah, those long horizontal aren't fun especally when you have an old warped kit.  I'm making progress though.  I also put one of the Six Shooter gun pods on that I picked up a while ago.

 

On Ed's bench, ???

  

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  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Monday, March 20, 2023 10:35 AM

That's a lot of stuff fotofrank for sure. If I put all my in work builds on my bench it woul be quite a pile... however that gives me an idea for the GB badge! Toast

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