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Weekend Madness GB 2023- still going!

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  • Member since
    May 2020
  • From: Omaha, Nebraska
Posted by learmech64 on Sunday, November 26, 2023 4:48 PM

Thanks for the compliments. I used MRP  and Tamiya paints for the most part. The key is to build a simple, low parts count kit. This kit has a VERY basic cockpit. Yes, I did apply a gloss coat (Testors gloss) before decals. I used a hair dryer so the paint was dry to the touch and then could move forward with the build. Was a hell of a grind but was fun to push for the dead line. 

Doug

  • Member since
    March 2019
  • From: Post Falls, Idaho
Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Sunday, November 26, 2023 10:00 PM

Well I came close but did not finish, yet!

The Boss derailed me by having me hang the Christmas lights and set up the Christmas Village.

your shipmate,

Ziggy

 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Nashville, TN area
Posted by bobbaily on Monday, November 27, 2023 4:07 PM

Doug-thanks for the info-will help in picking a start time (and day-I'm finding my Sunday's are filling up with other activities).  Agree on the part count-I've looked at the Hobbyboss kits several times and they look to be a great fit for this GB.

Ziggy-Great work on the 442-looks like you bare metal foiled the window molding-very nice touch.  Understand the unplanned tasks-things need to be done-looking forward to seeing more work in progress pics.

Bob

 

  • Member since
    December 2016
Posted by dwsrazor on Monday, November 27, 2023 9:26 PM

Doug, your P-40 looks great and Ziggy, you should get extra credit for a great Christmas display.  Hope you Finnish it up for us to enjoy.

Plan to get started here shortly.  Tomorrow is my day off so hope to get it done before I'm back to work on Wednesday.

Hope I can remember how to post pictures

 

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 4:06 PM

Way to go, Doug! Posted in Finished Builds, First to Finish!

Ziggy- still in the fight! 

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
    December 2016
Posted by dwsrazor on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 1:13 AM

Started at 10pm last night.  It's just after midnight so 26 hours in and I'm in pretty good shape.  Just put a clear coat on it and I'll put decals on in the morning before work and then finish it up in the evening.

Here's where it's at

  • Member since
    December 2016
Posted by dwsrazor on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 10:34 PM

Calling it done.  Thanks again Bill for hosting.

Bill, you can use the first picture for the finished builds.

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Nashville, TN area
Posted by bobbaily on Thursday, November 30, 2023 9:30 AM

dwsrazor-the Vampire looks great-very impressive, especially given the size and time window.  I've haven't done a ship since grade school, much less try one for a Weekend Madness GB. 

Again, very nice work.

Bob

 

  • Member since
    March 2019
  • From: Post Falls, Idaho
Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Thursday, November 30, 2023 8:24 PM

Thanks for the extention, it is great fun working on this kit, I will try to wrap very soon!

Bob, I used Luiquid Chrome paint pen, it works really well and looks great

your shipmate,

Ziggy

 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Nashville, TN area
Posted by bobbaily on Saturday, December 2, 2023 4:39 PM

Ziggy-thanks for the info.  I have a pen that I'll have to try on my next auto build (that has chrome....)

I got started on my build at 3pm CST today-AMT 1925 Model T-not a lot of parts, some flash and questionable AMT instructions but gonna give it a go.

Since it's gonna be an old work truck, I primed with Krylon grey primer rather than Tamiya-save that for other projects.

Not sure if I'll airbrush any black tonight-although the Krylon is '15 minute dry time', I'm thinking that I can wait until tomorrow.  I'll probably use Vallejo Air so the dry times should be quick...going to try to do some weathering but I'll see where I am tomorrow.

Bob

 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Nashville, TN area
Posted by bobbaily on Monday, December 4, 2023 3:19 PM

Hey all-made it...by the skin of my teeth.  Not my best work but I'll take it....

Here's where I was this morning:

Finished @ 2:27pm CST today:

Didn't notice that the bed was askew-will fix that later. Figure quality control was not all that great in 1925...

Cowl alignment is not good-will take some work to get it sorted out.

Less cowl and top:

Probably my favorite pic

May try to complete another build before the end of the year.

Bill, again, thank you for keeping this GB running-it's a great tradition that I look forward to.

 

 

Bob

 

  • Member since
    March 2019
  • From: Post Falls, Idaho
Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 9:04 AM

Great Job!  The wood looks great too!

your shipmate,

Ziggy

 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Nashville, TN area
Posted by bobbaily on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 2:38 PM

Thanks Ziggy.

Bob

 

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 6:17 PM

Hey Bob: what a jalopy!

Pick an image that you want in completed builds and post a smaller size file.

Congrats to finish and I'll post it up.

Everyone: 48 hrs, whenever is convenient for you.

I'm (ahem) in-between jobs so I'm going to build something this week.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Nashville, TN area
Posted by bobbaily on Thursday, December 7, 2023 3:02 PM

Thank you Bill.

Please let me know if this file is too large.....just figured out how to size them on Imgur.

Bob

Bob

 

  • Member since
    March 2019
  • From: Post Falls, Idaho
Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Monday, December 11, 2023 7:35 PM

bobbaily, I put 600 x 400 when adding photos, that works for me.

Two weeks in and still not finished, however, getting closer to the fastested build EVER for me! 

Here's the update...

your shipmate,

Ziggy

 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Nashville, TN area
Posted by bobbaily on Thursday, December 14, 2023 12:12 PM

Ziggy-nice work on the interior & chassis.  Looking forward to seeing the body added.  Quality builds take time and your's is proof.

Bob

 

  • Member since
    November 2016
  • From: Sandy, UT
Posted by SteveCB on Sunday, December 17, 2023 12:58 PM

I started my Tamiya Spitfire on Friday and just finished.  

 

 A couple of hours in.

Done!

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Nashville, TN area
Posted by bobbaily on Sunday, December 17, 2023 4:30 PM

Well done Steve-especially with the camo paint scheme.

Bob

 

  • Member since
    November 2016
  • From: Sandy, UT
Posted by SteveCB on Sunday, December 17, 2023 5:00 PM

Thanks, Bob

  • Member since
    March 2019
  • From: Post Falls, Idaho
Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Monday, December 25, 2023 10:23 AM

The front bumper fought me but I FINISHED!!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

your shipmate,

Ziggy

 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Nashville, TN area
Posted by bobbaily on Monday, December 25, 2023 11:16 AM

Great build Ziggy-especially the engine and engine bay.  Very well done!

Bob

 

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