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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, May 14, 2023 8:51 PM

Thanks John! 

I went to add the white stripes over the weekend. And then found out I don't have any white trim... Bang Head

 

So I placed the order from MicroScale for a couple sheets. Hope they'll be here by the end of the week.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Thursday, May 25, 2023 10:22 PM

Ah, setbacks...can't avoid 'em. Keep up the good work, though. :)

fotofrank: I added a pic of your build to the roster. You completed within the year, so would you like a custom Florida GB badge or do you prefer to stick with the standard one?

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Saturday, May 27, 2023 10:01 PM

The white trim came earlier this week and I've got the stripes down but it's kinda sketchy looking. Going to clean them up some before taking photos. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 7:54 PM

I'll keep an eye out for your update! Hope the touch ups go smoothly for ya. 

I am hopeful that I will soon get a kit for this build. Placed a bid on EBay for an F-5E Tiger II with markings for both Nellis AFB in Las Vegas and Top Gun in Fallon. We'll see how it goes down.

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 8:43 PM

Sounds cool! Good luck! 

 

Trying to layer a second decal stripe on the first the setting solution caused the first decal to come up. I sprayed the decals with some gloss varnish today so hopefully they won't do this again. Hopefully photos soonish... 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by 68GT on Sunday, November 19, 2023 1:17 PM

I'm a little late to the party, but I've been busy with things.  Pulled this Revell F-86 out of the closet this morning and plan to go with NJ ANG 177th FW F-86.  Been a while since I've built this kit but I'm suprised about the amount a flash on this compared to the old Monogram kits.

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, November 26, 2023 7:18 PM

That looks cool 68GT! Really want to see you build this! 

Sorry, just got back from vacation and back to my PC. 

 

Doubt I'll get mine done by the end of the year though. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Sunday, December 3, 2023 12:05 PM

Sincere apologies for missing this, 68GT! Welcome to the build! Is that gonna be 1/48? 

I've gotta buckle down on my builds for this year when winter break comes around. So, no worries about timeframes for anyone! Build when you can, as you can, and finish whenever. :)

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, December 4, 2023 8:41 PM

John: It's good to see you again. I confess I should be done but I got kinda burned out on the wing stripes. I guess they're good enough but I'm enough of a perfectionist that I kept redoing them. 

I have some stuff I really need to get done by the end of the year- esp a figure I'm trying to build as a Christmas present for an old friend. So I'm hoping to get back to the P-51B early next year. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 3:43 PM

No worries, Gamera; definitely feel free to take your time. And remember, shoot for acceptable! Otherwise, the perfectionist bug gets all of us. Wink But, really, everyone here is free to just enjoy the build for the content and forget time limits...

What figure are you building for your friend? I've got an uncle I'd really like to build some Civil War figures for; just haven't got around to it yet.

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 6:51 PM

It's a large scale figure of Deedlit from the Japanese anime 'Record of the Lodoss War'. He used to be nuts about the film, I'm hoping he still is.  

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 12:18 PM

I'm sure he'll really appreciate it. It's a cool gesture! :)

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Sunday, December 10, 2023 5:49 PM

It's all good!

I did a little today but figure most of my time with this build will be on the paint.  There just arent many parts to the kit.

On Ed's bench, ???

  

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 10, 2023 10:52 PM

6GT: Ohhh, nice to see you making such great progress! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Monday, December 11, 2023 2:32 PM

Looking good there! Yours seems to be fitting together pretty well.
I need to take  some photos of the F-5 I started, but it's a Monogram kit that I had to do a bunch of sanding on. Unfortunately, it took off some surface details. :(

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by 68GT on Tuesday, December 12, 2023 6:28 PM

The seams were okay, but not great.  I had to sand and fill as usual.

Ready for some base paint.

On Ed's bench, ???

  

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, December 13, 2023 9:32 PM

She looks great!!! 

We need you done soon to stop those dang Martians from kidnapping Santa Claus! 

Just rewatched 'Santa Claus Conquers the Martians' tonight and I love all the stock footage of the USAF scrambling all the '50s-early '60s aircraft to stop the aliens! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by 68GT on Tuesday, December 19, 2023 8:41 PM

Thanks, did varying shades of under coat and some MM non-buff aluminum.  Photos don't show a lot of variation but its there.

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Thursday, December 21, 2023 12:40 PM

Nice and shiny, there! Keep up the good work!

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, December 21, 2023 8:11 PM

Yeah that looks superb 68GT!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Monday, January 8, 2024 6:34 PM

Turns out that my tail flash decal isn't 100% accurate but I'm okay with that.  I just freehand taped the zig-zag on the side but it looks pretty good.

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, January 8, 2024 8:25 PM

Looks great.  That bolt looks awesome - and red on silver is tough!

Thanks,

John

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 11, 2024 12:27 PM

Oh wow, that looks superb! The flash looks perfect to me. If you hadn't said so I'd have thoguht it was a kit decal. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Sunday, February 11, 2024 5:18 PM

A slow build but I just have the canopy and windshield to deal with.

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, February 11, 2024 5:27 PM

That looks superb 68GT! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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