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The Winds GB
Posted by Theuns on Thursday, September 2, 2021 10:08 AM

Anyone interested in a GB dedicated to aircraft named after "winds"?

Ie - Tornado, tempest,typhoon,wirlwind,auster ect?

Starting now for 4 months.

See the "rules" in my post below

 

ROSTER

Theuns - Eduard 1/48 Tempest V

 

Modelcrazy - 1/72 Hasegawa Ki-84 Hayate (Frank)

 

Crown r n7 - 1/48 airfix Hawker Hurricane mk.

 

Theuns

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, September 2, 2021 11:45 AM

I really like the idea Theuns. But I'm swamped right now. In the first of the year I should have a clean (or sorta) bench and be ready to start on something. Plus I am not sure I can finish anything in three months. Maybe six or so.

My apologies, not trying to tell you how to run your GB but it's just a little strict for me.

 

I'm sure I could dig out a Hawker Hurricane or a Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate  (Hayate is Japanese for gale aka a strong wind) if those would fit. 

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

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, September 2, 2021 12:29 PM

You bet Theuns. I always like your GB's. How long are you thinking? I believe I can dig out something and that would also fit in another build.

Steve

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Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, September 2, 2021 1:11 PM

Here too.. just recieved an eduards tempest mk.v but I do have a couple of irons in the fire right now.. but Im in.

 

Nick.

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Posted by Theuns on Friday, September 3, 2021 10:16 AM

OK I think lets do it from now till end of Dec '21, that near 4 months, longere than that and it becomes to dragged out.

Basically anything that is named after a wind is sorts ,be it aircraft, Helo or even armour or cars. I am not aware of any armour or cars named after winds but I stand to be corrected on that.

WIP pic

out the box or full on Bling if you like.

I will do a pic page in my first page.

 

Who can I sing up solong?

 

Theuns

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, September 3, 2021 10:55 AM

I have 6 builds on the bench two of which need to be done by the end of the year, but I'll see what I can squeez out in that time frame.

Steve

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Posted by Theuns on Friday, September 3, 2021 11:19 AM

Steve I will put you down for a TBA when your ready.

 

T

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, September 3, 2021 2:01 PM

Actually, put me down for a 1/72 Hasegawa Ki-84 Hayate (Frank). I think I can knock it out in a weekend. In fact, I may hold off building it until the weekend build. I believe someone, if not me, will do it one more time this year in honor of Lewbud.

Steve

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Posted by Real G on Friday, September 3, 2021 4:49 PM

Theuns

Basically anything that is named after a wind is sorts ,be it aircraft, Helo or even armour or cars. I am not aware of any armour or cars named after winds but I stand to be corrected on that.

Wirbelwind/Ostwind

VW Scirrocco 

 

 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, September 3, 2021 6:29 PM

I'm in

 

Nick.

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Posted by bobbaily on Friday, September 3, 2021 7:15 PM

 

Real G

 

 
Theuns

Basically anything that is named after a wind is sorts ,be it aircraft, Helo or even armour or cars. I am not aware of any armour or cars named after winds but I stand to be corrected on that.

 

 

Wirbelwind/Ostwind

VW Scirrocco 

 

 

 

Adding to Real G's reply and from a Road & Track article-

'Many of Volkswagen's most famous models are named after winds. The Golf refers to the Gulf Stream, Jetta is German for "jet stream," Passat means "trade wind," the Scirocco is named after Sirocco, a Mediterranean wind, and the Polo references polar winds.'

I have an AMT VW Sirocco kit in the stash-will give your GB some serious thought.

Bob

 

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, September 4, 2021 1:11 AM

Don't forget the Mercury Cyclone - this was a great kit

Thanks,

John

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Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, September 4, 2021 8:15 AM

I could be pursuaded if you changed the them slightly to "The Weather" ;-)

On the Bench:

  • Monogram F-14A
  • Tamiya A-1H
  • Hasegawa A-1H (OTS)
  • Monogram P-51D
  • Revell HH-3 Golly Green  Giant
  • Monogram 1/72 F-4J

Recenctly Completed:

  1. Airfix 1/72 Fw190D (1976 Release)
  2. Italeri F-100D 1/72 "Thors Hammer"
  3. Monogram P-47D Bubbletop 78th FG "Top Hat"
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Posted by Theuns on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 11:21 PM

I think lets keep the field "the winds" for now. I recon there are enough interesting subjects to choose from ;-)

 

I managed to find an old 1/48 Eduard Tempest V (the simple series one) for a good proce so that will be my entry, will be OOB I will just scratchbuild a fe detsils to enhance it. Hoping to get it this  weekend.

 

Theuns

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 11:39 PM

Add in another, Pontiac Tempest

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Posted by Theuns on Friday, September 10, 2021 6:13 AM

Im collecting my temepest kit tomorrow so hopefully I can get started on it soon.

It is not the full bling eduard, just the very basic one but the detail looks nice from what I can see in the reviews

Theuns

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, September 10, 2021 6:38 AM

I'm in with a 1/48 airfix Hawker Hurricane mk.I

forget about the tempest I mentioned earlier.

 

Nick.

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Posted by Theuns on Friday, September 10, 2021 8:37 AM

Great, I got you up for the Hurri.

I am busy with the same kit but the Mk1b Sea Hurri. The detail in the wheelwells and cockpit is really nice but I had some nasty fit issues on the wingroot to fuse fit and the bottom of the chin cowl, will be interesting to see if yours is better.

 

Theuns

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Posted by Theuns on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 10:53 AM

I will kick it off with my old tool eduard 1/48 Tempest. It is quite a simple kit, pitty that most of the cockpit detail will not be visable under the closed canopy. The surface detail is also so very fine I hope it will still show under a coat of paint.

 IMG_20210912_192020 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 IMG_20210913_062520 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

I also got a hasegawa 1/48 Typhoon tht looks like a very nice model, I prefer the bubbletop but this one is the car door one.

 

Theuns

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Posted by Theuns on Friday, October 1, 2021 1:26 AM

OK so my tempest was ready for decals and when I tried them they are useless breaking up and being out of register. So in the moeantime I will have to try find a replacement decals sheet but for the rest of the guys please continue posting your builds.

 

Theuns

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Posted by Theuns on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 8:41 AM

OK, this has been one build I did not enjoy atall. The decals were basically useless and I had to see what I could find in the spares box.

Even with gloss clear and sanding with micro mesh some of them still silvered but it is what it is.

 

Paints are humbrol enamels with alclad matt clearcoat over it all.

Man Im glad this one is done LOL

 eduard 1/48 Tempest by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 eduard 1/48 Tempest by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 eduard 1/48 Tempest by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 eduard 1/48 Tempest by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr

 

Theuns

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 6:41 PM

Hope it's okay for me to poke my head in here- that's some really nice work Theuns! Despite your issues she turned out great!!! 

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

 

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Posted by Theuns on Thursday, November 4, 2021 10:29 AM

Go ahead ,poke on in no worries ;-)

 

Thanx mate

 

I am adding this tempest to my "Hawkers" collection. Sofar I have (all in 48) Fury, Hurricaine, tempest, still need to build the typhoon. Then I hope to get a hunter and harrier.

 

Theuns

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 6:47 PM

I'll be starting the Ki-84 tomorrow morning. I'll be building it in the Weekend GB as well

Steve

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, November 26, 2021 12:35 AM

I started on the Frank this morning.

Heres where I am this evening.

I should be able to complete it tomorrow.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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Posted by Theuns on Friday, November 26, 2021 10:03 PM

wow that's fast, looking good :-)

 

Theuns

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, November 26, 2021 10:30 PM

Thanks Theuns,

Here it is completed after almost 30 hours. The Ki84 Hayate (gale, hurricane, tempest, blast, storm, squall, gust) or to the Allies, Frank. A most beautiful aircraft to my eyes, and from my reading, better than the P-51 when tuned and running on good fuel according to the testera at Wright Patterson

Thanks for running another cool GB. I'll be looking for your next one.

 

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, November 28, 2021 1:23 AM

Thats a great looking model there mate , and in only 30 hours ....well done indeed.

Thanx for taking  part, pic page updated.

 

Theuns

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