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Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 03:57 PM UTC
I agree... terrific job on the E-50.

Ernest, stuning job on the Wildcat.

fellas, you are really showing us some splendid builds for this Campaign.

Oh well... I need to get back to my T-10 soon..
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Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 12:16 PM UTC
Lap Man

Your E-50 looks amazing.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 09:19 AM UTC
E-50 finished.
Ernest your wildcat and figure look very nice! Excellent!




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Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 07:43 AM UTC
Ernest,

Truly stunning work! I hope you enter that Wildcat in some competition or show, it deserves an award.

Progress has been pretty slow on the NBCRV. I got the base coat down, and experimented with color modulation. I adding rubber black to the NATO Green for the undercarriage and some of the recesses. For the high areas I mixed in a little buff and heavily diluted it. I think it might be hard to see the tonal variations in the pictures.





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Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 05:03 AM UTC
grief8
That's a beautiful 'cat. You guys are starting to get me interested, in going back to wingy-things.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 04:36 AM UTC
Ernest,

Sweet looking Wildcat. The paint work is wonderful on both the plane and pilot. Nice job.

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 03:27 AM UTC
Ernest, nice wildcat. I gave up on planes - too tricky and no chance to cover up goof ups with mud...

Thanks for the encouragement, Mark.

I have a weee bit more progress to report…

Have made a start on the heavy lifting. I can’t stand rubber/vinyl tracks so am going with the MasterClub white metal tracks for the Sturer Emil (also the VK3001) instead. This is where I’m at after, oooooh about 2 hours….



And this is the pile that I face…



Happy days!

At least the tracks will meet and the necessary sag will be there.

cheers

Matthew

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Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 01:04 AM UTC
Next up are some medium distance shots with the model and figure posed on the base. Unless you guys want to see some close up photos of the build, I'll stop posting photos so as not to "bomb" the forum.

This has been a great group build and I intend to continue to follow along and enjoy the great models being built here.

Ernest

IMG_0740 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr

IMG_0741 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr

IMG_0743 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr

IMG_0745 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr

IMG_0748 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr
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Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 01:01 AM UTC
Eman - the color modulation on your build is simply outstanding!

I am mission complete with the Wildcat build. Following are several posts of the finished model. I bought a new macro lens a few weeks ago and used it for the first time seriously to take some of the shots; boy does it bring things up close and personal - in all their glory, and ugliness to boot. Having said that, I really like the lens and will enjoy getting to learn how to use it better.

The first set of shots is the base for the model. I painted it a teak color, then sprayed it a blue to resemble the blue stain the USN used for flight decks during WWII. I then scuffed and scratched the surface randomly to show a bit of wear and tear. The metal sections were sprayed black and than given a rub down with a graphite pencil. Finally, I splattered a few oil and lub stains on the deck. Over all, I am pleased with the finished product.

Ernest

IMG_0723 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr
Blue sprayed on

IMG_0724 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr
Scratches and scuffs

IMG_0733 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr
Metal areas painted and a bit of weathering

IMG_0732 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr
Close up one

IMG_0736 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr
Cables

IMG_0735 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr
Close up of finished weathering


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Posted: Monday, March 19, 2018 - 04:22 PM UTC
Matthew,

Nice progress, very clean build. That Aber barrel is a nice touch.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, March 19, 2018 - 04:20 PM UTC
Lap Man,

Nice paint job.
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Posted: Monday, March 19, 2018 - 12:44 PM UTC
A little progress on the VK3001

Hull top…



Hull tub…



Dry fitted, not yet glued together…



I changed the MG34 for an ABER one…





And endless wheels…



Cheers

Matthew
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 11:29 AM UTC
More update pics.




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Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 01:09 PM UTC
Thanks man, I am over the irritation, though I admit it took a few days. To tell the truth I did not care about the lost monetary investment nearly as much as I did about the lost time I put into the build. On the plus side, I am making a few improvements on build 2.0 in both technique and as shown by the new attachment points better scratch building. So it was not a total loss, given the experience gained. Thank you for your thoughts again.

Ernest
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Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 08:56 AM UTC
"I am a fairly recently retired NCO serving in the infantry, so I don't react well to stupid."

I feel your pain Ernst. You can't fix stupid.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 08:08 AM UTC
E-50 progress update.




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Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 02:02 AM UTC
Well folks the build had a bit of a disaster a couple of weeks ago. I was away bowling in a tournament with my sons and my sister-in-law visited with my 10 year old nephew. He does not do well when told to stay out of places he is not supposed to go into and knowing that I always lock the "man cave" up if am going to be away when they come over - if I know they are coming that is; which sadly this time I did not. The young man got his hands on the build and it did not fare well at all. Needless to say I was not best pleased about this when I got home, and was even less pleased to hear my sister-in-law thought I was to blame as I did not lock the room and "Oh little Tobias could have gotten injured if he had gotten his hands on some sharp tools or poison stuff." Unsurprisingly, this caused a family dust up; I am a fairly recently retired NCO serving in the infantry, so I don't react well to stupid.

At any rate, now that the drama is out of the way; I have rebooted the build - I had another kit in the stash, and after a few days of grumbling pulled it out and got started. I did not have another Grand Phoenix AM cockpit, but as I mentioned earlier in the thread most of its detail is wasted due to the curvature of the fuselage hiding the majority of it. On the bright side, I get to test my new macro lens for my new camera with this reboot. I still have a lot to learn to get the right balance of light, distance and camera settings to get the most out of the lens, but it sure does get up close and personal with the subject - ALL the little mistakes show up in their glory when they are shot 1:1!

Here are few examples of the reboot build's pit, and the new scratchbuilt attachment points, that I like a lot better then the first ones I did, still in the early phase of fitting.

Enjoy!

IMG_0719 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr

IMG_0718 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr

IMG_0717 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr

IMG_0716 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr

IMG_0720 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr

IMG_0722 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr
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Posted: Saturday, March 03, 2018 - 11:32 PM UTC
Update on the NBCRV. Ive finished all the sub assemblies and moved into the priming. Due to all of the surface details and irregular shapes the priming has taken a lot longer than normal. The wheels, stowage, and figure have all been primed as well, and they wont be added onto the vehicle until I finish the painting process.

One interesting thing I noticed about the kit is that it did not include the air horn commonly found on the Stryker vehicles. The real air horn is not omitted from the real NBCRV, and this must have been an oversight by Trumpeter.

The kit does not include a winch cable or the head for it, so I salvaged a tow cable end from a German AFV. This was the closest thing I could find in my spares box without actually shelling out any more money on this project for a more accurate cable end.


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Posted: Friday, March 02, 2018 - 05:21 AM UTC
Chuck, your Gigant is progressing nicely. The P.E. screens are a nice accent detail. Great job on the open tool box. You got the curved lid perfectly bent. Keep up the good work. Bill
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Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2018 - 11:39 PM UTC
Latest updates to my Trumpeter KV II for the Trumpeter Campaign. I decided to try my hand at some minor scratchbuilt improvements. I was able to replace the molded on deck screens with some aftermarket PE mesh and decided to show one of the side tool/storage boxes in the open position.





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Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2018 - 11:30 PM UTC
fantastic work Panzerman.

Cheers!

chuck
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Posted: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 02:33 PM UTC
Ivanhoe, Mark, and Ernest....thank you for the kind comments.

Ernest, the painted isignia is beautifully done.
Matthew H., good luck with your VK 3001 build.
Matthew N., the engine and cab turned out wonderfully.

Happy modeling. Bill
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Posted: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 01:09 AM UTC
Hello!

here are the real start-up pictures…





Will get stuck into this very soon.

cheers

Matthew
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 01:42 AM UTC
A bit more progress. I am trying out the Maketar Masks for the insignia on this build. They are more work than decals, and I had a bit of a struggle getting the circular portion of the mask to be circular. I am sure there are some tricks that make the process somewhat easier. I have to say the insignia looks pretty good once spraying was complete. I did not get everything perfect, but got close enough to satisfy me for a first time run through. The final photos shows the test fit of the very simple scratchbuilt jury struts that I made. I am at the phase where I'll be installing the engine and landing gear, and I'll post some photos when I have finished those steps. Comments and advice are welcome, especially in the area of the masked and sprayed insignia.

Ernest

IMG_0709 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr

IMG_0713 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr

IMG_0714 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 01:39 AM UTC
Excellent job on your Marder Bill. I like the restrained weathering, it is a nice counterpoint to the builds that display the subject looking like it has been in the elements for 20 years.

Ernest