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2023 Git-R-Done Group Build (Ended)

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  • Member since
    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Friday, August 25, 2023 1:22 PM

I finally finished this Tamiya Mustang! It's probably been a year since I started the build.

The model represents the P-51C "Princess Elizabeth" as I remember the airplane I saw at The Gathering of Mustangs and Legends back in 2007, at Rickenbacker Airport, Columbus, Ohio. Most everything is painted except the tail number and the nose art. The paints are AK Xtreme Metallics Aluminum and various Tamiya colors.

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

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Seattle, WA
Posted by Surface_Line on Friday, August 25, 2023 9:22 PM

Late arrival here.  I have been thinking hard about cleaning up the Shelf of Doom for a while now, so this GB should be an excellent fit for me.

I won't count my "current" build, which has never actually touched the Shelf of Doom.  So the next one to get finished up will be a 1/72 Revell Fokker Dr I.  (And a Revell Fokker Eindekker waiting close by in the "wings".)

Please let me know where to send my registration fee.  :-)

Rick

  • Member since
    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, August 26, 2023 11:32 AM

Beautiful P-51B Frank! That was certainly worth the wait! I'll update the wall.

On the Bench: Too Much

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    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, August 26, 2023 11:33 AM

Welcom Rick. I'll add you to the roster!

On the Bench: Too Much

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    January 2011
  • From: Commonwealth of Virginia
Posted by Tal Afar Dave on Monday, September 25, 2023 6:35 PM

Ok, time for a late add.  I've been in a slump for a few years now with a career change and several surgeries.  I gotta get back into the game!!  If it isn't too late, I'd like to join with an Airfix 1/72nd scale Val and an Atlantis B-25.  If I get on a roll, I may finish up an Italeri Dodge Ambulance!  What do you think??

Thanks!

TAD

2022 New Year's Resolution:  Enter 1 group build and COMPLETE a build this year!!  Why Photobucket did you rob me of my one Group Build Badge???  Must be part of the strong anti-Monogram cartel!!!

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    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Monday, September 25, 2023 6:58 PM

Hey Dave, Welcome!   Sure, I'll add you to the roster with the Val and B-25 for starters. 

Tal Afar Dave

Ok, time for a late add.  I've been in a slump for a few years now with a career change and several surgeries.  I gotta get back into the game!!  If it isn't too late, I'd like to join with an Airfix 1/72nd scale Val and an Atlantis B-25.  If I get on a roll, I may finish up an Italeri Dodge Ambulance!  What do you think??

Thanks!

TAD

 

On the Bench: Too Much

  • Member since
    August 2004
  • From: Forest Hill, Maryland
Posted by cwalker3 on Sunday, October 1, 2023 9:56 AM

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Cary

 


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    August 2004
  • From: Forest Hill, Maryland
Posted by cwalker3 on Sunday, October 1, 2023 9:59 AM

Project510

 

 
cwalker3

 Project510

This rocket I swear....

New switched worked perfectly, until the battery started getting super hot and melting the inside of the rocket. Thankfully I had it wrapped in foam to keep it from moving around. Maybe I wired it incorrectly? But why would function properly. I dont know. Ill figure it out eventually.

 

Sounds like the battery got shorted out. Might want to check your wiring.

 

 

 

 

Yea had a wire or two mixed up. Not sure what I was thinking.. Its all corrected now. Switch added, wires soldered and its working good. The Jets dont look very realistic, but the boy loves it so thats all that matters.

When I bought this kit, I bought it from a seller on Ebay and the base arrived broken so they sent me a complete 2nd kit. Now that I know what to expect Ill hold onto it and maybe we build it together once hes older to a more historically accurate spec. I added the decals last night, and it jsut got its first coat of clear so once its dry ill attach the polyfil covered cones (smoke) permanently and be done. Hopefully tomorrow I add a third completed kit to this GB!

 

Man, those rocket engines are fierce! Best effect I've seen in a while.

Cary

 


  • Member since
    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, October 15, 2023 6:53 AM

Thanks to all of you guys makeing this GB a success. Keep up the good work. All you guys who have still not completed anyhing, well, I feel your pain as I am in the same boat.  I have shamefully re-accessed my goals and reduced my entries to the Monogram B-17G and the Tamiya Skyraider Black Eye. I really want to get the B-17G done by Turkey Day as I may have a newphew visisting that week who would be interested in seeing it. The skyraider is the only other kit I am currently motivated to complete. That said, the GB may get extended to around 3/31/204.  Keep up the good work fellas and don't get discouraged!

On the Bench: Too Much

  • Member since
    January 2022
Posted by Project510 on Sunday, October 15, 2023 2:50 PM

cwalker3

Man, those rocket engines are fierce! Best effect I've seen in a while.

 

Thanks! 

___________________________________________

- James

WIP:

  • Member since
    January 2022
Posted by Project510 on Sunday, October 15, 2023 2:52 PM

cbaltrin

Thanks to all of you guys makeing this GB a success. Keep up the good work. All you guys who have still not completed anyhing, well, I feel your pain as I am in the same boat.  I have shamefully re-accessed my goals and reduced my entries to the Monogram B-17G and the Tamiya Skyraider Black Eye. I really want to get the B-17G done by Turkey Day as I may have a newphew visisting that week who would be interested in seeing it. The skyraider is the only other kit I am currently motivated to complete. That said, the GB may get extended to around 3/31/204.  Keep up the good work fellas and don't get discouraged!

I have not been a part of many GB's but this one is hands down the best idea for one. I have not completed 3 kits in 10 years let alone in just one year. Hopefully I can get this 4th one finished before the end of the year. We still need a badge!

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- James

WIP:

  • Member since
    January 2022
Posted by Project510 on Sunday, October 15, 2023 2:54 PM

fotofrank

I finally finished this Tamiya Mustang! It's probably been a year since I started the build.

 

Looks amazing!

___________________________________________

- James

WIP:

  • Member since
    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Monday, October 16, 2023 7:01 AM

Hi Everyone, here is the Badge I came up with for this GB.  If I can talk my artist daughter into making a better one, I'll post it as well. What do you guys think?

On the Bench: Too Much

  • Member since
    January 2022
Posted by Project510 on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 11:10 AM

No complaints from me. Tell her we said thanks!

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- James

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  • Member since
    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 1:55 PM

Project510

No complaints from me. Tell her we said thanks!

 

No, she did not create this one,  I did Cool ... but I was hoping she could draw something  up instead  she is quite talented...would have to bribe her or ground her though Stick out tongue

On the Bench: Too Much

  • Member since
    January 2022
Posted by Project510 on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 6:18 PM

I mean, you could pay her since its actual work. Give her the real customer experience haha. 

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- James

WIP:

  • Member since
    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Wednesday, November 1, 2023 10:29 AM

It's been a while since I've touched anything.  I'm home from work today and the weather is crappy so I masked and painted the Six.  I forgot how much paint these things use up.

On Ed's bench, ???

  

  • Member since
    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Wednesday, November 1, 2023 11:04 AM

cbaltrin

Hi Everyone, here is the Badge I came up with for this GB.  If I can talk my artist daughter into making a better one, I'll post it as well. What do you guys think?

Nice job on the badge.  I have one of those artsy daughters also and never even thought of asking her to help me with some sadges.

On Ed's bench, ???

  

  • Member since
    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 7:03 AM

Six looks good GT. What paint did you use? I don't recognize that paint pot... sorta looks like tamiya, but no?

On the Bench: Too Much

  • Member since
    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, November 11, 2023 7:20 AM

Finally got back to my Monogram B-17G

Man the windscreen is a pain on this kit. Finally got it installed and painted! Filled the gaps with extra thick CA, immediately wiping smooth with cotton swab. Naturally, I had to future the thing first to prevent fogging.

Glad I bought these Eduard masks. Great Time Saver.  And based on how long I've been working on this kit, they only cost me about .50 cents a year... The overhead glass masks did not fit that great though. Well the port side fit well, but not the starboard. I think Eduard made the mistake of thinking one side would just be an exact mirror of the other...forgetting how kits were designed in 1975  :giggles:   [/size]

 

 

On the Bench: Too Much

  • Member since
    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Sunday, November 12, 2023 12:28 PM

those masks help a lot!  it doesnt matter if its a Ju188 or a P51, they help speed things up.  I just whish they were cheaper.

I did some decaling this morning.

On Ed's bench, ???

  

  • Member since
    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, November 12, 2023 5:17 PM

Your Six is looking great 68GT. Decal time -- I smell the finish line!

On the Bench: Too Much

  • Member since
    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Monday, November 13, 2023 8:58 PM

Yeah, just have to do some detail painting and then I'll get the pitot tub and the drop tanks on.  I always leave them for last cause I usually bust them off.

On Ed's bench, ???

  

  • Member since
    January 2022
Posted by Project510 on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 4:32 PM

Excellent work, both of you!

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- James

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  • Member since
    March 2019
  • From: Post Falls, Idaho
Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Friday, November 17, 2023 9:10 PM

I started this model two years ago in the 40 year anniversary of the Falkland Islands War Group Build, I hope I can finally finish it here or should I say Git-R-Done

your shipmate,

Ziggy

 

  • Member since
    March 2019
  • From: Post Falls, Idaho
Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Friday, November 17, 2023 9:16 PM

SigEp Ziggy would like to sign up with 1/72 Italeri MB 339 A

your shipmate,

Ziggy

 

  • Member since
    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, November 18, 2023 7:00 AM

Hey Ziggy, Welcome aboard! I'll add you to the roster!

On the Bench: Too Much

  • Member since
    March 2019
  • From: Post Falls, Idaho
Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Saturday, November 18, 2023 8:16 AM

Thank you Cbaltrin!

I have started at least a dozen model projects in the last 40 years, but the last one completed was a Monogram 1959 Corvette and that was in 1982!

So, I am close on this one and here is my progress...

Well that's where I'm at, I may modify the nose gear, it looks too tall, should look more like this...

your shipmate,

Ziggy

 

  • Member since
    February 2005
  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Saturday, November 18, 2023 9:04 PM

Greetings!  I would like to throw my hat in with this dusty shelf sitter, a 1:35 ICM G4 Mercedes.  

My goal has been to build it as General Burkhalter's staff car in Hogan's Heroes, rather than as that German leader's car or a plain Heer vehicle: 

I have had it sitting for for at least 4 years, give or take due to a variety of delays; a part I lost that ICM sent me the whole sprue to replace (at no cost I might add), higher priority projects, searching for decals, searching for suitable figures to represent Hogan, Klink, Schultz, and/or Burkhalter.

Time to just get it done, macht schnell!

Robert 

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

  • Member since
    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, November 18, 2023 9:48 PM

Cool subject Glamdring! I have added you to the roster. Welcome!

On the Bench: Too Much

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