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2023 Git-R-Done Group Build (Ended)

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  • Member since
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  • From: Forest Hill, Maryland
Posted by cwalker3 on Monday, April 3, 2023 12:51 PM

cbaltrin

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

 

Thank you. How about this one?

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Cary

 


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Posted by Project510 on Monday, April 3, 2023 2:30 PM

Looks great Cary! I wish I would have saved some of the old Dragon kits I had. Seeing the Tanks in this GB make me want to give it a try.

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- James

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Posted by Project510 on Wednesday, April 5, 2023 1:54 PM

Nothing to see here... jsut the ever changing "final" paint on this 65

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- James

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  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Friday, April 7, 2023 8:32 AM

cwalker3
Thank you. How about this one?

Looks good Cary, I'll update the roster!

On the Bench: Too Much

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, April 7, 2023 10:15 AM

Project510

Nothing to see here... jsut the ever changing "final" paint on this 65

 

That's nice. This style looks good in just about any condition. COOL!!

BK

On the bench:

A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

2024 Kits on deck / in process / completed   

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Posted by Project510 on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 3:11 PM

Thanks Brandon! Unfortunately, I couldnt just leave it alone haha. I wasnt super satisfied. Gave Youtube and Google a search for alternative ways to find the look I was going for. What a rabbit hole that was... I do think I found a way to get it done once and for all. So that was started yesterday.

First, was to sand off as much of the teal as I could. Then paint it all a rust ish brown. I added some orange and red to the brown I had on hand. works for me.

Then I tried to look for a factory color from 64 and I settled on Dark Blue (63 was Balboa Blue) and this was the closest I could get without purchasing paint.

Plan is to wet sand with 1500 grit lightly until the rust color shows through. Once thats done Ill attempt soem form of dry brushing or dry dabbing with  sponge some rust paint on top. load it up in the cracks and crevices etc.

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- James

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Posted by Project510 on Thursday, April 13, 2023 12:18 AM

Finally. Im pretty sure this is the one. I think its more realistic. Still have the heavy rust spots to add. Im super happy with this.

Also trying to figure out the wheel situation..

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- James

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    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, April 16, 2023 5:52 AM

Chris. Sign me up. Hasegawa F-16C. Been sitting around painted and glossed for 6 years

The his pic was January 2017. The other two were completed long ago.

Got some Superscale decals for a very early C from 1985

 

 

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    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, April 16, 2023 4:56 PM

Ok, TJ, welcome aboard! 

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Posted by Project510 on Monday, April 17, 2023 4:18 PM

So I have these 3D printed wheels.. They look nice, painted them with Alclad II Polished Aluminum over their black base. Came out nice, but I did not see these layers that showed up until it was painted. I stil like them on the truck.

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- James

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  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 7:32 AM

Looks like they were printed at an angle. don't know why one would need to do that for wheels. They do look nice though!

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Posted by Project510 on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 10:56 AM

 

cbaltrin

Looks like they were printed at an angle. don't know why one would need to do that for wheels. They do look nice though!

 
 
Thanks!

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- James

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    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 10:56 AM

Had a "Decal Accident" the other day. I had masked an area that needed touch up using Post-It notes. My thinking was that the Post-It notes adhesive is not very aggressive so the decal should be OK under the X-22 gloss coat. Oops! The Post-It note adhesive pulled most of the decal off inspite of the X-22 gloss coat. So, I had to order another set of decals to get the nose art to finish the model. The decals arrived yesterday so now I can fix the nose art.

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

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  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Thursday, April 20, 2023 6:50 PM

ahhh, that's too bad Frank.  Your masking of the blue nose sure looks great. Nice work.

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Posted by Project510 on Sunday, April 23, 2023 7:47 PM

Im calling this Fujimi CRX done before I screw anything else up trying to get stuff to fit. 

Likes: Love my color choise. The Mr Color doesnt spray easily through my Eclipse but that could be y lack of experience but its a great looking color. Ive always been a fan of the blue with white CTR wheels.

Regrets: Not lowering the car. The out of the box stance is way inaccurate. 

All in all another kit ive had for 15+ years jsut sitting in a box. Learned a lot about painting, prep and patience. This pic was taken not 20 seconds before my grabbed it and ran to his room to put it on his shelf.

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- James

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  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, April 23, 2023 9:15 PM

Project510

Im calling this Fujimi CRX done before I screw anything else up trying to get stuff to fit. 

Likes: Love my color choise. The Mr Color doesnt spray easily through my Eclipse but that could be y lack of experience but its a great looking color. Ive always been a fan of the blue with white CTR wheels.

Regrets: Not lowering the car. The out of the box stance is way inaccurate. 

All in all another kit ive had for 15+ years jsut sitting in a box. Learned a lot about painting, prep and patience. This pic was taken not 20 seconds before my grabbed it and ran to his room to put it on his shelf.

 

Looks good. Nice job.  Make sure to use mr color leveling thinner for airbrushing. 

On the Bench: Too Much

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Posted by Project510 on Sunday, April 23, 2023 9:46 PM

cbaltrin

Looks good. Nice job.  Make sure to use mr color leveling thinner for airbrushing. 

Totally did! Love the stuff. Its probably my technique. Just need to keep building. Also, feel free to use this photo for your finished list!

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- James

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Monday, April 24, 2023 8:09 AM

I rescued this from the Shelf of Doom this morning where it had been living for the last few years. I have finally decided what I want to do with the build - a "What-If". The model is going to be finished with Ukraine Air Force markings per a rumor I've heard. More to come.

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

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  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 6:26 AM

Ok Frank, I'll add it the roster!

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Posted by Project510 on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 2:46 PM

Excited to see this rocket finished. 

I must have tested this thing 50 times along the way to make sure it was operating perfectly before permanantly attaching switch. Get it assembled.. Doesnt work. Switch failed or is malfuctioning internally. Kind of annoying. Ill need to get a new switch.

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- James

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 8:28 PM

That's the way it always goes....  Looks great though and can't wait to see this one blasting off.

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Friday, April 28, 2023 6:51 AM

Sounds complicated. What kind of switch? On/off or some sort of special effects switch?

Project510

Excited to see this rocket finished. 

I must have tested this thing 50 times along the way to make sure it was operating perfectly before permanantly attaching switch. Get it assembled.. Doesnt work. Switch failed or is malfuctioning internally. Kind of annoying. Ill need to get a new switch.

 

On the Bench: Too Much

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    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Friday, April 28, 2023 2:15 PM

Progress on the Italeri A-10. Attached the wings, tail wing and engines. Just a few more seams to address and then it's off to the paint bench.

The Blue Nose Mustang is just about completed.

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

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    January 2022
Posted by Project510 on Friday, April 28, 2023 6:42 PM

cbaltrin

Sounds complicated. What kind of switch? On/off or some sort of special effects switch?

Project510

Excited to see this rocket finished. 

I must have tested this thing 50 times along the way to make sure it was operating perfectly before permanantly attaching switch. Get it assembled.. Doesnt work. Switch failed or is malfuctioning internally. Kind of annoying. Ill need to get a new switch.

The LEDs themselves flicker on their own. The switch is just a simple push button on/off. I do have a light sensor switch, but that would drain the battery to fast because as soon as it got dark it would be on. I was fidgeting with it last night again, pretty sure its a loose wire. If I wiggle it just right it works haha. I should just replace it. I will just replace it.

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- James

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Posted by Project510 on Friday, April 28, 2023 6:43 PM

fotofrank

Progress on the Italeri A-10. Attached the wings, tail wing and engines. Just a few more seams to address and then it's off to the paint bench.

The Blue Nose Mustang is just about completed.

 

Definitley excited to see this complete. The A10 is so cool!

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- James

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Posted by Project510 on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 3:43 PM

Soooo I dont think I mentioned this before but as Ive been building this truck I noticed I was missing a lot of parts. Being that the last time I opened this box was probably somewhere around 2014 who knows what I was doing.. Well I opened every kit I had that was opened and wouldnt you know it, I found the parts in yet another started and unfinished kit LOL. Also I apparently hacked up the suspension trying to lower it. So now I need to fix that so I can attach the wheels.

But I have made some nice progress on interior and engine. 

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- James

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  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, May 6, 2023 10:26 PM

Nice progress Frank. And pls stop teasing me with the blue nose mustang talk. i love me a blue nosed mustang (probably said that before). What do we want ? blue nosed mustangs! When do we want them? Right Now! Wink

fotofrank

Progress on the Italeri A-10. Attached the wings, tail wing and engines. Just a few more seams to address and then it's off to the paint bench.

The Blue Nose Mustang is just about completed.

 

On the Bench: Too Much

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, May 7, 2023 1:07 PM

Although this is about completing a kit I won't be getting this one done this year. I still have to build the Tiger that goes with it and build the base they will set on. SO, I have it fully painted and assembled, but no weathering. I'll do that once the base is underway. This is as much as I had hoped to get done on this one this year. So for the sake of this GB I'll calling my progess as done as it will get for some time. Great idea for this GB and I enjoy watching everyone else find that lost motivation to get it done.

BK

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A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

2024 Kits on deck / in process / completed   

                         14 / 5 / 2  

                              Tongue Tied

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    January 2022
Posted by Project510 on Friday, May 19, 2023 4:44 PM

Took some time off work and went on vacation. Took the wife and son to Hawaii for her Birthday/Mothers Day. Was nice, but Im glad to be home. 

Have not worked on anything besdies my first attempt at adding a wired distributor. I could have drilled holes to make it more realistic but I think this was good practice for now. It at least gives a bit of detail. I still need to figure out if I shuld move the wires or leave them as is. 

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- James

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  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, May 21, 2023 7:08 AM

Nice first attempt at wiring up an egine James. I also tried this for the first time recently. It's definitely not as easy as it looks. I did use some PE wire looms which helped the look greatly. 

Project510

Took some time off work and went on vacation. Took the wife and son to Hawaii for her Birthday/Mothers Day. Was nice, but Im glad to be home. 

Have not worked on anything besdies my first attempt at adding a wired distributor. I could have drilled holes to make it more realistic but I think this was good practice for now. It at least gives a bit of detail. I still need to figure out if I shuld move the wires or leave them as is. 

 

On the Bench: Too Much

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