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Hanger Queen 7
MLD
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Posted: Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 01:51 AM UTC
annndddd done!
Leaving it in semi-gloss as it is a gift to a co-worker whose brother is a maintenance crewman on this particular aircraft.

Even in 1/72 it is a pretty big bird and is hard to get decent pictures of with the monotone paint scheme, the dark color and the semi-gloss finish.




and no, I did not go back after that glass to nose joint.



I have some other more involved projects to move on to, but I am glad this one is done!
md72
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Posted: Friday, January 20, 2017 - 08:02 PM UTC
Two steps forward, one step back. Got primer on the exhausts and tires repainted in Tyre. But the yellow for the spinner and prop tips was too thin and ran
Bigrip74
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Posted: Friday, January 20, 2017 - 11:02 AM UTC
I have been preparing an Otaki P-47 for paint and looked at the decal sheet then a day later a thought came to me re: the white for the cowl and ID stripes on the rudder/fin and stab. Would they be WHITE or maybe a little dingy? A drop of gray in the with could take some of the briteness.

Comments?

Bob
PeeJay74
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Posted: Friday, January 20, 2017 - 10:54 AM UTC
Zoukei Mura SWS 1:48 Horten 229

I'll update the build log tomorrow, but here's a pic of more progress...

md72
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Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 04:20 AM UTC
Might have learned a new skill today:

Glue up, fill and sand the spinner.
Prime the spinner (yellow stripe), propeller blades, exhaust manifolds and rear tire (made from rubbery material).

Paint the spinner and propeller tips yellow
Paint the wheels in Mr. Color Tyre
Paint propellers black
Paint exhausts rusty
Touch up interior green bits
Red stripes on spinner
Touch up canopy frame
Detail Radios

Install radios
Put instrument panel back in
Add pilot
Wire up antenna and canopy and glue in place
Assemble propeller
Add antenna
Glue up landing gear and install
install rear wheel
Install gear doors
Install exhaust
Add Decals
Install wing tanks
Declare victory?

OK, it's just how to strike out... well, no I didn't, it doesn't work on this site. 8^( but I did start to wire up the antenna for the radio.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017 - 08:15 PM UTC
Mark, the spinner looks good.
md72
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Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017 - 06:30 PM UTC


A couple of things crossed off of the list, feels like progress.
md72
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Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017 - 11:27 AM UTC
Fortunately the battery was weak at the time, so I didn't make a big mess while trying to only make a little mess.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017 - 11:09 AM UTC
Sanding the spinner using the Dremel is a GREAT idea thanks for the tip.

Bob
md72
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Posted: Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 06:24 PM UTC
Progress, got the spinner glued together and sanded out, chucked it up in the cordless Dremel and went to work. Got a few of the Interior Green touch ups done, Started on the radios, they're actually black, not the silver that the camera showed.


MLD
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Posted: Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 05:38 AM UTC
Time to walk the walk.
Monograms (wildly inaccurate) B-1 bomber w Two Bob's decals. I do love their stuff, but dayummm, put some freaking decal numbers on the sheets... which teeny tiny stencil goes where is damn near impossible to tell. Add them to a dk grey airframe and they all but disappear.




My weekend progress..



The two-part decals were, surprisingly not the biggest difficulty. Squadron badges in two layers and rescue flags.




Dont worry, the glass is just fixed in place temporarily to get the paint coat on, I'll get it faired in better when it's done.

Between this and next weekend, I might even get this one done.. in the first month!!
md72
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Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 06:55 PM UTC
Invention meet necessity. I was trying to use a ratcheting clamp but it wouldn't clamp, took me two tries to make this work. I've gotten a bunch of these clamps IIRC they run 6 for U$2 at Harbor Freight. I've used them pads in for wings, gripped fuselages inside the "C" and at least once before with the pads out.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 06:49 PM UTC
Mark, I use those same clamps and never thought of how you are using it at this time. Thanks for the tip Ill try it out.

Bob
md72
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Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 06:33 PM UTC
Thanks Damien, Rob and Mike. I thought I had a project, that Horton is a real handful.

I picked the P-51 cause it was closest. That list made it sound daunting. Some of the others would have seemed worse. I had been thinking og the Thud or Corsair II next. I'll keep the Wildcat in mind.

Confusion say trip of 1000 miles begins with the first step.


Item 1 in work.
MLD
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Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 12:41 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Zoukei Mura SWS 1:48 Horten 229

Here's my entry for HQ7. Full build log can be found here.



Here's where I left off...


Paul, that's one beautiful looking bird!
I hear good things about the ZM kits, but not my scale so I've never dabbled.
Seems a shame after all that work NOT to finish and get a campaign ribbon for her.

And Mark, when you list out all the steps like that it seems pretty daunting, huh...
You've got all year for this one we will be rooting for you!
Bigrip74
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Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 11:08 AM UTC
Paul, all I can say is. WOW!

D, now we can get Mark to go for the F4F
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P47 HEAVEN
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Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 10:37 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Bob, thanks for the encouragement, but instead of the Wildcat, I'm going with the Testors P-51D. It's the closest to finished of the batch.



Well that should take you about a week, what will you do for the rest of the campaign?

PeeJay74
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Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 10:29 AM UTC
Zoukei Mura SWS 1:48 Horten 229

Here's my entry for HQ7. Full build log can be found here.



Here's where I left off...
Bigrip74
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Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 06:00 PM UTC
OK! Mark I will be waiting to hear you yell VICTORY

I will do the same when my choice is finished also.

Bob
md72
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Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 05:39 PM UTC
Bob, thanks for the encouragement, but instead of the Wildcat, I'm going with the Testors P-51D. It's the closest to finished of the batch.


I figure:
Glue up, fill and sand the spinner.
Prime the spinner (yellow stripe), propeller blades, exhaust manifolds and rear tire (made from rubbery material).
Paint the spinner and propeller tips yellow
Paint the wheels in Mr. Color Tyre
Paint propellers black
Paint exhausts rusty
Touch up interior green bits
Red stripes on spinner
Touch up canopy frame
Detail Radios
Install radios
Put instrument panel back in
Add pilot
Wire up antenna and canopy and glue in place
Assemble propeller
Add antenna
Glue up landing gear and install
install rear wheel
Install gear doors
Install exhaust
Add Decals
Install wing tanks
Declare victory?
Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, January 09, 2017 - 03:14 PM UTC
Mark, it is blind fold time

Bob
md72
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Posted: Monday, January 09, 2017 - 03:10 PM UTC
My name is Mark, and I'm a modelholic.



Top to bottom, left to right:

Condor 1/72 A-36 - Dive Bombers Campaign - got started, found out there was no cockpit detail (seat had gone missing). Waited for the AM in the background to arrive, meanwhile life happened.

Kitech (Zhengdefu) 1/72 F-16A - Knock off of an Academy kit?. Weak detail, I think the box said F-16A, but all the decals are for F-16Cs. Got started, even started a build log. Inlet wasn’t too bad after I shimmed the front end to match the lip. Looks like the joint failed in storage, Some progress on the cockpit.

Minicraft Academy 1/72 PV-1 - been in a couple of campaigns. Poor fits made worse by poor assembly work. Still on the desk, just painted the wheels last month.

Not shown Testers (Hawk) 1/72 XF-92A - Started this one by sanding off the rivet farm on the wrong wing… XF-92A should have had smooth wings, but several of the in-flight photos show tufts of yarn glued to the wings to visualize airflow over the wings. The rivets might have been a good way to show the yarn on an otherwise bland kit. Typical first generation kit, no landing gear, no cockpit, thick canopy, giant rivets and poor fits...

That makes 24 hanger queens, plus I found 4 stalled armor projects, 3 ships and 2 cars. Plus there were 3 stalled projects my son left behind.

Now which one to target for finishing?
md72
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Posted: Monday, January 09, 2017 - 07:08 AM UTC
My mad PhotoBucket skillz on display as I add more planes to the hanger.


Left to right, top to bottom:

Academy 1/72 F-84E - Started on the road got the fuselage closed up, the wings are nearly ready, tip tanks in work. Getting a NMF finish was holding me up but I think I'm ready for it now.

Airfix 1/72 P-61 - Unofficial Black Widow Campaign. Got the painting started then got the DML kit and stopped on this one. No progress on the DML one at all.

Hasegawa P-40E - P-40 Workhorse of WWII Campaign - Started on AM for cockpit and wings but the photoetch overwhelmed me.

Italeri 1/72 PBJ-1 - Anti Shipping Campaign - Opened up the bomb bay, added AM to the bay doors. Lots more AM in the box. Got it started and then it just fizzled.

MLD
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Posted: Monday, January 09, 2017 - 02:07 AM UTC
Some shelf queens within striking distance, but not the only ones..



Crummy (inaccurate) Italeri Su-34 w Begemot decals


Hasegawa Mi-24 D Hind, Linden Hill Northern Alliance decals


Italeri Sea Flanker, WILDLY inaccurate..



Monogram B-1 with Two Bobs decals


Academy UH-60L

All, save the -60 are within striking distance of being finished this year.
Plus a few more more deeply buried in the stash. Amelia Earhart Lockheed Vega in 1/72, Rutan round the world jet and White knight 1.. an F15E or two.. including a whot-if Japanese version (LOVES me some stencil decals)
Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2017 - 06:19 PM UTC
Mark, I would like to see that F4F finished.

All of the following a/c are 1/48, I think that I remember which campaign they belong with.

Revell F-104 = Bomber Fighters Campaign
Airfix Hurricane = Battle of Britain 75 Campaign
Eduard F6F = Grumman Campaign
Eagles Talon SBU Vindicator = Vac and Resin Campaign
ICM Bf109G = Dog Fights Campaign
Airfix Bf109E = Airfix III Campaign
Airfix Bf109F = Afrika Corps Campaign
Revell F-84 = Fighter-Bomber Campaign
Otaki P-47 = Dog Fights Campaign
Pegasus Bf109E = Worst Kit Ive Ever Built Campaign
Airfix Spitfire Vc = Spitfire/Seafire Campaign
ICM Spitfire MkVIIl = Pursuit / Fighter Campaign?
Hobbycraft Spitfire Mk12 = Ronnie RAAF Campaign II
Hobby Boss Me262 = Schwalbe Me262 Campaign


Bob