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2023 Git-R-Done Group Build (Ended)

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Posted by cbaltrin on Tuesday, August 1, 2023 2:01 PM

Welcome Gregob! Happy to have you. Just tell me which kits(s) you plan on working and I'll get you added to the roster. 

gregoblv

I have too many projects on my table and would not mind some help/support to get them finished so I would like to join you all in this GB.

Gregob

 

On the Bench: Too Much

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Posted by cbaltrin on Tuesday, August 1, 2023 1:59 PM

Great, looking forward to seeing the pictures!

Project510

Thanks everyone! Im happy to report that this one is all complete. Ill post a completed photo once we get it hung up in the boys room!

 

On the Bench: Too Much

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Posted by gregoblv on Tuesday, August 1, 2023 1:57 AM

I have too many projects on my table and would not mind some help/support to get them finished so I would like to join you all in this GB.

Gregob

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Posted by Project510 on Saturday, July 29, 2023 10:00 AM

Thanks everyone! Im happy to report that this one is all complete. Ill post a completed photo once we get it hung up in the boys room!

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- James

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, July 28, 2023 6:04 PM

Glad to see you back on this James!

Thanks,

John

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Posted by cbaltrin on Friday, July 28, 2023 5:53 PM

Amazing special effects on the Saturn V James!

On the Bench: Too Much

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Posted by oortiz10 on Thursday, July 27, 2023 4:59 PM

Diggin' that Saturn V! Can't wait to see the finished product!

-O

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

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Posted by Real G on Thursday, July 27, 2023 1:00 PM

Ha ha, that looks like a shot from a Youtube disaster video!  Those rocket engines are ON FIRE.  Indifferent

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by Project510 on Thursday, July 27, 2023 12:54 PM

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!

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- James

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Posted by cbaltrin on Tuesday, July 18, 2023 10:42 AM

Ahh, beautiful. I'll update the wall with the 2nd picture!

 

On the Bench: Too Much

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Posted by SteveCB on Sunday, July 16, 2023 7:12 PM

Here are a couple more pics.  Probably the second pic for the Wall.

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Posted by cbaltrin on Friday, July 14, 2023 5:36 PM

Looks great SteveCB!

Which picture do you want to use on the Wall? Or , do you want to provide another picture -- these ones are a bit dark/underexposed.

SteveCB

I finished my Hasegawa A-7A.  I started as a 48 hour build, but that didn't work out. 

On the Bench: Too Much

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  • From: Forest Hill, Maryland
Posted by cwalker3 on Tuesday, July 11, 2023 1:13 PM

SteveCB

I finished my Hasegawa A-7A.  I started as a 48 hour build, but that didn't work out.    " alt="" />

Steve, nice looking Corsair.

Cary

 


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Posted by cwalker3 on Tuesday, July 11, 2023 12:55 PM

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.

Cary

 


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Posted by cwalker3 on Tuesday, July 11, 2023 12:54 PM

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Cary

 


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Posted by SteveCB on Tuesday, July 11, 2023 11:47 AM

I finished my Hasegawa A-7A.  I started as a 48 hour build, but that didn't work out. 

 Thanks for looking.

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Posted by Project510 on Monday, June 19, 2023 9:43 PM

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.

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- James

WIP:

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Posted by Project510 on Friday, June 16, 2023 4:48 PM

cbaltrin

Looks great James. It's going to be really cool when done I am sure!

Thanks! Of course once I got everythng together the switch decided to stop working again. pulled it all apart to discover the issue. When I soldered the wires i melted the switch. New one should be here in a few days.

keavdog

Interesting use of AI.  What was your prompt?

 

 
I cant remember the specific one for each image but I used several
  • scale model builder messy desk
  • 1/24 scale modeler desk covered in projects
  • messy 1/24 scale model car builders desk

Some version of those three. This was using the free version of Canva. I was headed to ChatGPT and MidJourney. I just joined the Blue Willow discord thought to try another AI option.  Ill psot those soon

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- James

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, June 15, 2023 8:21 PM

Interesting use of AI.  What was your prompt?

Thanks,

John

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Posted by cbaltrin on Thursday, June 15, 2023 7:18 PM

Looks great James. It's going to be really cool when done I am sure!

On the Bench: Too Much

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Posted by Project510 on Saturday, June 10, 2023 11:13 AM

Have had so much going on I got back into a non-build mode and weeks flew by.

Really need to get this rocket finished and for whatever reason the switch is working perfectly again. Soooo its permanently attached save for the very tip. Decals will go on tonight or tomorrow and I just need to paint and attach smoke cones.

The truck is almost done Im just trying to work out a good way to attach rear wheels.

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- James

WIP:

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Posted by Project510 on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 11:33 AM

cbaltrin

Verify interesting idea!  I was thinking of a cartoon of a modeler at his bench frantically assebling a mountain of 1/2 built kits.   Can your AI enging come up with something like that?

Its just a free AI thing I found in Google so its not super intuitive but its interesting.

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- James

WIP:

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Posted by cbaltrin on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 11:33 AM

Verify interesting idea!  I was thinking of a cartoon of a modeler at his bench frantically assebling a mountain of 1/2 built kits.   Can your AI enging come up with something like that?

 

On the Bench: Too Much

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Posted by Project510 on Friday, May 26, 2023 12:24 PM

So im stuck in this 3 hour meeting at work and I am only presenting for like 20 minutes and super bored. I used an AI image generator to try and come up with a Gb photo for us. Its not super impressive but a decent start I guess? Maybe someone can photo shop something different into them?

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- James

WIP:

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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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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

WIP:

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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

On the bench:

A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

2024 Kits on deck / in process / completed   

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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.

 

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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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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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