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2023 Git-R-Done Group Build (Ended)

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Posted by Project510 on Monday, March 20, 2023 12:15 PM

Been a busy week, but not with modeling work. Too many birthdays, and baby showers, and kids sports practive and school. I did manage to get the black trim paint work done.

Not 100% happy with it, but think it will harder to remove it and retry. Just need to do a better job taping off the car and probably a bit more patience painting. 

Also got time to put the stuffing on the cones for the rocket to see how it looks. It didnt come out how I thought it would, but the wife and kid saw it and they liked it so works for me! I did decide to trim that center cone so they are even. I will also add some orange and red paint so he gets the effect in both day and night. Night time will have the leds lighting it up.

 

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Posted by GreySnake on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 2:02 PM
I’m continuing work on my SU-85  as it is the project that is the closest to being finished.
 
 
I used the kit supplied decals and was pleasantly surprised how well the decals went down.
Next I did some chipping with the Russian 4BO mix lightened with some Tamiya XF-4 Yellow Green with a sponge. I then applied some steel chips with Tamiya XF-69 NATO Black and finally very lightly chipped some of the weld beads with Tamiya X-11 Chrome Silver. The silver on the weld beads do stand out but weathering will tone the effect down.
  
  
 
 
The next step was applying a dark green enamel wash to make some of the details “pop.” I think I used an enamel wash from AK or Ammo.
  
  
  
  
  
 
There is a very nasty seam I’ve missed on one of the fuel drums but at this point I don’t want to try to fix it.
I started weathering the lower hull yesterday with some acrylic mud paste from AK. I also applied some static grass before the acrylic dried. I’m not worried about the colour of the mud as I’m going to airbrush Tamiya XF-57 Buff on the lower hull and then use enamel washes from Ammo. Next will be painting the tracks and then I can weather the lower hull and tracks together at the same time.  
  
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Posted by Tcoat on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 2:09 PM

GreySnake
 
 
 
 
There is a very nasty seam I’ve missed on one of the fuel drums but at this point I don’t want to try to fix it. 
 

Time to break out some strategic stowage and a tarp!
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Posted by GreySnake on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 2:17 PM

Tcoat

 

 
GreySnake
 
 
 
 
There is a very nasty seam I’ve missed on one of the fuel drums but at this point I don’t want to try to fix it. 
 

 

 

Time to break out some strategic stowage and a tarp!
 

I haven’t thought of that. If I do anything it will be a tarp. I don’t like to add stowage to an already painted model.
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Posted by cbaltrin on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 3:06 PM

I never would have noticed the seam if you hadn't pointed it out Greysnake. If it was me I would tape it off and work in some apoxie sculpt and carefully repaint it.

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Posted by cbaltrin on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 3:11 PM

Project510

Been a busy week, but not with modeling work. Too many birthdays, and baby showers, and kids sports practive and school. I did manage to get the black trim paint work done.

Not 100% happy with it, but think it will harder to remove it and retry. Just need to do a better job taping off the car and probably a bit more patience painting. 

Also got time to put the stuffing on the cones for the rocket to see how it looks. It didnt come out how I thought it would, but the wife and kid saw it and they liked it so works for me! I did decide to trim that center cone so they are even. I will also add some orange and red paint so he gets the effect in both day and night. Night time will have the leds lighting it up.

 

Cool rocket effects project510!  I find when I don't have enough bench I sometimes start rushing and cutting corners and regret it later. Now If I don't have enough bench time I just organize and clean up and do what ever I can squeeze in like cleaning up parts or other minor tasks ...

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Posted by Project510 on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 10:41 PM

cbaltrin

Cool rocket effects project510!  I find when I don't have enough bench I sometimes start rushing and cutting corners and regret it later. Now If I don't have enough bench time I just organize and clean up and do what ever I can squeeze in like cleaning up parts or other minor tasks ...

Thats exactly what I do haha. I once asked a good friend (who has 3 kids 12/9/7) how he gets so much done with all the kids, and work etc and he said even if its jsut 20 mins, he takes time to do something. The small bits here and there add up. I took his advice and it really works. The 20 mins of cleaning one day gives me an hour of stress free work the next.

Thats a great looking tank GreySnake

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Posted by GreySnake on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 10:12 AM

cbaltrin

I never would have noticed the seam if you hadn't pointed it out Greysnake. If it was me I would tape it off and work in some apoxie sculpt and carefully repaint it.

 

That is a little too risky for me. On other projects I’ve done that before and the shade of paint always looks a little off. If I was still going to do a white wash like my original idea for this model I would go ahead and do it. My idea is for it to look as if it is operating during a dry summer. I might try putting a tarp over the offending area.

Thank you James and the car is looking good. 

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Posted by Tcoat on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 10:23 AM

GreySnake

 

 
Tcoat

 

 
GreySnake
 
 
 
 
There is a very nasty seam I’ve missed on one of the fuel drums but at this point I don’t want to try to fix it. 
 

 

 

Time to break out some strategic stowage and a tarp!
 

 

 

I haven’t thought of that. If I do anything it will be a tarp. I don’t like to add stowage to an already painted model.
 

Air recognition panel that blew over?

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Posted by Project510 on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 6:48 PM

Told myself I wasnt going to mess with the paint/trim. Risk vs reward didnt seem worth it. SHould have stuck to that. Figured wth, were here to improve so I gave it a shot. Cracked the dang thing sanding down the bad paint.

Were learnin something new today fellas! Ha!

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Posted by GreySnake on Thursday, March 23, 2023 11:26 AM

Tcoat

 

 
 

Air recognition panel that blew over?

 

That is a great idea! I’ll consider it not sure yet as I have no confidence in painting red and getting the shadows and highlights to look right.
 
That is too bad James looks like an easy fix hopefully? I often fall into the trap of trying to improve something and then making a mistake.   
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Posted by oortiz10 on Saturday, March 25, 2023 10:22 PM

Hey gang, I know I haven't posted in a while, but I have been following all the progress. I must say, there's some good work being done! Kudos to all of you!

I have been avoiding my Loach because it's been a real pain in the tuchus. It's been one of those kits that isn't fun, so I have been avoiding it. Yet, I am pleased with my most recent progress. I was able to get most of the painting and decaling done. 

Just to prove that I have made some progress, here are a couple of pictures of where my build stands as of today.

There's still plenty to do. I promise that I'll get this sucker done before the GB's end date. (Believe me, I can't wait to finish this thing and move on!)

Cheers!

-O

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

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Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, March 26, 2023 7:48 PM

Oortiz, that is looking very sharp! Nice work.

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Posted by Project510 on Monday, March 27, 2023 12:00 PM

oortiz10

Just to prove that I have made some progress, here are a couple of pictures of where my build stands as of today.

 

 
Your painting and details are really great O, very nice.

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Posted by Project510 on Monday, March 27, 2023 12:19 PM

I got a very small amount of work done over the last week but it was due to some other issues in the "shop"

First, I was painting the Saturn V and noticed the spray booth was not working properly. Im not sure why I never tought to inspect the 3 layer filters underneath the top layer filter but I took a close look at it and realized ir most likely clogged up badly. I mean the original filter was pure white now its greyish black lol.

Here is an example of what a new filter looks like vs my current status haha

My spray booth is a Artograph 1530 so its been discontinued, but thankfully Micromark still sells the replacements. I ordered 2 so I have a back up and should last me a long time.

Next was organizing my work space. I know this isnt technically the right thread for this but maybe yall will enjoy it regardless. I asked my brother to 3d print some things for me to add to the pegboard to hold all my supplies to get them off the actual work area. Im super excited to say it came out wonderfull.

So while I wait for new filters to come in I've started taping off the rocket for the black accents and to repaint the CRX.

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Posted by oortiz10 on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 8:37 PM

OK gang, my second entry into this GB is finally done. Let me say, this kit is a pig. It was not fun. I am not totally happy with the results, but I am more than happy to have this thing done and off my bench.

It's AMP's OH-6A boxing. If you're interested in why this kit was such a disappointment, in my opinion, I have a more detailed write-up of my experience in the Helicopter Forum. For now, this fulfils my commitment to this GB and falls within my 2023 build theme of "doubles." (It's my 2nd OH-6 variant of the year.)

Anyway, here are the photos.

 

And cbaltrin, if you will, please use this one for the main page.

 

Of course, comments, questions and criticisms are welcome. Now that this pain in my rear is done, I can turn my attention to some other projects.

Thanks for lookin'!

Cheers,

-O

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

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Posted by Project510 on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 10:42 PM

I know nothing about helicopter's but it looks fantastic O, great job!

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Posted by oortiz10 on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 9:57 AM

Thank you, James. I appreciate the compliment!

Cheers,

-O

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

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Posted by Real G on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 12:13 PM

Yep, definitely turned out well O!  I especially like the color and markings.  The OH-6 looks cool in OD and bristling with guns and rockets, but the clean white paint and red stripe make for an especially eye-catching model!  Your endurance through hardship has paid off.  Well done!  Yes

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, April 1, 2023 1:50 PM

Oortiz , that's a great looking job on your 2nd egg. May be frustrating build for you but to me it looks exceptionally good. I will get the roster updated when I am at my computer later tonight.  Thanks for your contribution to this GB!

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Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, April 1, 2023 4:31 PM

oortiz10

OK gang, my second entry into this GB is finally done. Let me say, this kit is a pig. It was not fun. I am not totally happy with the results, but I am more than happy to have this thing done and off my bench.

It's AMP's OH-6A boxing. If you're interested in why this kit was such a disappointment, in my opinion, I have a more detailed write-up of my experience in the Helicopter Forum. For now, this fulfils my commitment to this GB and falls within my 2023 build theme of "doubles." (It's my 2nd OH-6 variant of the year.)

Anyway, here are the photos.

 

And cbaltrin, if you will, please use this one for the main page.

 

Of course, comments, questions and criticisms are welcome. Now that this pain in my rear is done, I can turn my attention to some other projects.

Thanks for lookin'!

Cheers,

-O

 

Very nice. Super good looking bird. You really made both of those look spectatctular. My hats off to you, well done!!!

BK

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A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

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Posted by oortiz10 on Saturday, April 1, 2023 9:15 PM

RG and BK, thanks for the kind words. I'm glad you like it!

cbaltrin, this kit was a challenge but I'm glad I persevered. Thanks for hosting this GB!

Cheers!

-O

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

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Posted by cwalker3 on Sunday, April 2, 2023 9:29 AM

Oortiz, your chopper looks great. What does UNSTPS stand for?

And here's my second entry. This is Meng's Leopard 2a7. This was a great kit that went together flawlessly. The tracks were aftermarket but everything else is stock

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Cary

 


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Posted by oortiz10 on Sunday, April 2, 2023 11:23 AM

Hey Cary, thanks for the compliment. To answer your question, USNTPS stands for US Navy Test Pilot School. If you Google TH-6B you'll get to see some other photos of the Navy's Th-6s. Googleing (Google-ing? Googling?) USNTPS will give you some great photos of the school's other airframes.

Hey, just so you know, I can't see any of your photos. I don't know if that's an issue on my end or an issue with your links. Just thought I'd let you know.

Again, thanks and happy modeling!

-O

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

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Posted by cwalker3 on Sunday, April 2, 2023 11:36 AM

oortiz10

Hey Cary, thanks for the compliment. To answer your question, USNTPS stands for US Navy Test Pilot School. If you Google TH-6B you'll get to see some other photos of the Navy's Th-6s. Googleing (Google-ing? Googling?) USNTPS will give you some great photos of the school's other airframes.

Hey, just so you know, I can't see any of your photos. I don't know if that's an issue on my end or an issue with your links. Just thought I'd let you know.

Again, thanks and happy modeling!

-O

 

O, thanks for the heads-up on the pics. I have more problems on this site with pics...

Cary

 


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Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, April 2, 2023 11:42 AM

oortiz10
Hey, just so you know, I can't see any of your photos. I don't know if that's an issue on my end or an issue with your links. Just thought I'd let you know.

I can see the pictures fine ?

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Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, April 2, 2023 11:43 AM

Cary, Nice looking Leopard. Which picture do you want me to use for the wall?

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Posted by oortiz10 on Sunday, April 2, 2023 1:22 PM

cwalker3

 O, thanks for the heads-up on the pics. I have more problems on this site with pics...

 

 
There they are!

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

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Posted by Project510 on Monday, April 3, 2023 10:55 AM

Had a little fun this weekend. I decided to play around with the paint on the Chevy. Typically, if one wanted to do a patina look its best to start from the beginning but since this truck has been sitting in a box for 10-15 years I figured I would use it as an excuse to practice. This here looks more like a truck I would drive, more so than one with perfect paint anyways haha.

And I felt like I needed to start over on the CRX...

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Posted by cwalker3 on Monday, April 3, 2023 12:49 PM

How about this one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cary

 


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