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Unfinished Builds 2017
Mrclark7
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Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 12:17 PM UTC
guess its time to leave photobucket.
Mrclark7
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Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 12:15 PM UTC
Focused a little on the weathering to match the following.



jldurand
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Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017 - 01:52 PM UTC
I am in, with this ICM Ural 4320 started in April 2014...

AgentG
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Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017 - 12:54 PM UTC
Thank You Sir!

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Cbacon84
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Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 04:52 PM UTC
Great job on that M60 Wayne!
Mrclark7
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Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 11:44 AM UTC

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Kelly,
The glass on the Panda Uh1D was a drop fit. The pilot door glass sits behind the framing, but unless it is a contest build it is not too noticeable (and MANY other issues will need to be addressed in that case.)

MUCH better than other 1/35 helos.

The MRC OH58 I built had TERRIBLE instrument coaming/windshield fit, the DML OH6 family is notorious for the glass fit, and the MRC vinyl feed chutes will melt the unbagged clear parts in long term shelf tests (ask me how I know)



;( that what bums me out about so many heli models.

Todays work was trading out the glass that look so bad with the included plastic sheeting. I am liking this new idea I am trying. i think I will be doing all my models this way for now on. As I have multiple shade of colors for reflecting.





Here you can see a drill bit placed in front.
AgentG
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Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 04:54 PM UTC
FINALLY!

Pic uploaded.

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MLD
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Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 08:20 AM UTC
Latest up from the shelf o shame..
HB's lil baby scout Panther ..


AgentG
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Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 07:24 AM UTC
Still not working.

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GaryKato
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Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 04:20 AM UTC
I had no trouble around 9:15 am PDT.
MLD
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Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 04:04 AM UTC

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Thank you all.

I'm having difficulty in uploading a photo to the gallery. I keep receiving a message stating the page is not working.

Anyone else experiencing these issues?

G


I had the same problem trying to upload pics for the Hangar Queen campaign.
AgentG
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Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 03:51 AM UTC
Thank you all.

I'm having difficulty in uploading a photo to the gallery. I keep receiving a message stating the page is not working.

Anyone else experiencing these issues?

G
JSSVIII
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Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017 - 10:36 PM UTC
Nice work Wayne, That's a camo scheme you don't see done very often.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017 - 07:21 PM UTC
Wayne, great build. Definitely worthy of a front row on the shelf

Congrats on finishing
GaryKato
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Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017 - 11:31 AM UTC
Nice finish, Wayne! Don't forget to upload a picture in the Campaign Gallery.

Done
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AgentG - Tamiya M60A1
Blade48mrd - Tamiya 1/35 Tiger I (Mid) - (Panzer56mrd)
erichvon - Opel Blitz
Erik67 - Revell Leopard 1A5NO
jimb - Dodge Charger (Florida Highway Patrol)
MLD - Meng Toyota Pickup Technical, MaK Gans 'Battlefrog'
SGTJKJ -Dust Tactics Walkers
SKiernan - Tamiya M4A1
Blade48mrd
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Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017 - 09:29 AM UTC
AgentG -

Definitely more than passable and really nice job of rescuing a 'shelf queen'. Good clean build and especially like the camo job. Should occupy an honored spot on your shelf. Thanks for sharing,

Mike
AgentG
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Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017 - 05:29 AM UTC
I'm declaring this one finished. My goal was to complete a shelf queen and make her into a passable shelf model. I believe I have accomplished this. Tamiya's built as a representative of an M60A1, USMC, MCAGCC, 29 Palms, CA.













I will be adding the distinctive exhaust staining next time I bring out the AB. I just didn't feel that today.

G

MLD
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Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017 - 01:47 AM UTC
Kelly,
The glass on the Panda Uh1D was a drop fit. The pilot door glass sits behind the framing, but unless it is a contest build it is not too noticeable (and MANY other issues will need to be addressed in that case.)

MUCH better than other 1/35 helos.

The MRC OH58 I built had TERRIBLE instrument coaming/windshield fit, the DML OH6 family is notorious for the glass fit, and the MRC vinyl feed chutes will melt the unbagged clear parts in long term shelf tests (ask me how I know)
GaryKato
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Posted: Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 02:49 PM UTC
A bit of progress here. I put putty on the seam along the rear of the turret. This is the first work I've done on the kit since May 31.
Mrclark7
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Posted: Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 02:13 PM UTC
Mike D, how is that build for how the glass is fitting? I am wanting to do a heli but worry on glass fit looking bad.

I went to hobby lobby tonight and was able to find some sequins to try and see if it would work out for optics. Seems to be better than anything else I have tried. Its basically like the clear plastic that comes inside the kit. So after eyeballing the size, the rest was sanded down to make fit.

The material is reflective and throws a color and slightly has a gradient color look.





Cbacon84
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Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 - 05:36 PM UTC
Karl that is some amazing work you are doing there.

Well here are the results of my first go at painting vinyl treads.
So these look like ether t56e1 or t74 treads which if I understand correctly are steal and rubber composite tracks.

Started off airbrushing them with hull red, which I now think might have been a little to heavy on the red side rather and needed a bit more brown. then painted the middle pads black and then went back and dry brushed on metallic aluminum enamel on then chevrons and sides (did not have any steel) matte coated the treads and then used Mig Track wash on them.

For a first try I think they look alright,certainly better then the unpainted treads. Might have needed a little bit more on the metallic and I think next time might skip the hull red/brown first coat and go with just a black. I was however amazed how the Track wash really helped and will definitely be using it again although I might thin it out a little bit more next time as I think it went on a little to thick in parts.







Zhivago
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Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 - 01:36 AM UTC

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Karl, love the interior detail work, remind me what kit that is. I hope to tackle an aircraft interior scratch build someday, and yours is some serious motivation.



Thank you, sir. This is the Heller 1/72 scale Amiot 143 French bomber. It has been challenging, to say the least! I've done a bit more with it over the last few days, but time is short and the going is slow. I've added oxygen tanks, ammunition racks, photography equipment, and the foremost gondola floor. Next up; Instrumentation, the aft gondola radio and machine gun installations, and the forward gondola and turret machine gun positions.




Blade48mrd
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Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017 - 09:21 AM UTC
With my Tiger1 (Mid) diorama finished up, I've moved my efforts to getting my Tamiya PzKpfw IIIL (Afrika Korp) diorama completed also. Managed to finish up the figures over the weekend, and get the base ready. Still have some details to get done on the Pz III and a couple more items for the diorama. Hope to have it all together soon as I'd like to get my PzKpfw Tiger B (Porsche turret) completed also.
Thanks Gary for get this great Campaign idea going. It's been a real motivation for getting caught up, and me back into the joy of the Hobby.




Mike
MLD
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Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017 - 01:57 PM UTC
Wayne, nice finish! I would never have guessed that was not an airbrushed finish.

Knocking off another shelf queen for the Hangar Queen campaign, so I'm not sure what's up next for here.. I probably ought to START something for sci-fi though...

Panda's ancient and crummy 1/35 Uh1D..I will probably not add the DML door guns or pilot figures.

Armorsmith
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Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017 - 12:27 PM UTC
Wayne-kudos on a very striking paint job. Eye-catching, visually interesting, and different from the standard green/brown fare.