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#141 chopt31

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 09:39 PM

Okay... BEG me! :lol:


LOL, actually Lee is correct, the official end of summer is Sept 22nd. :(


Wow! What a relief, much better than Aug.22! (much better than Sept.5 Labor Day, too). I might even finish this challenge! Thanks for clearing things up, Sir. Now if I can figure out how to post photos I'll be 'flyin'! ;)

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#142 deluxe51

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 12:25 PM

Thanks for the update on the deadline of Sept. 22nd. Now I'll finish one.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 03:55 PM

I found the perfect name and image for my entry online. I transferred it over to decal film and here it is.

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Now I can apply some clear, let it cure, and then rub it out and do some final assembly work. I've also created the markings for my pylon, which I will be working on while the clear coats set up.

#144 remingtonbox

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 12:14 PM

Say...

Are Mig-3's a viable option for this GB?

If so, I think I will switch my choice to that...

#145 Jairus

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 01:11 PM

Yes.
Mig3 flew during WWII so indeed it is acceptable! :D

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 06:48 PM

Guess mine won't be the only Mig-3! Check my linkie near the bottom of pg.6 for a cool reference site for the Mig-3. Got the cockpit finished after some serious mods to the pilots' posterior so he would 'behave' and keep his head inside the canopy. Project on hold until Aug.20.

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#147 Blake Rogers

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 11:30 AM

well heres my high speed ummmm plane :lol:

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over the next week i will be posting my process of the build stay tuned ;)

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 03:22 PM

Well, a month to go, how's everyone doing on their plane? Posted Image

Mine is almost ready for paint, still doing a bit of massaging B)

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 09:01 PM

Did everyone forget about this??? :rolleyes: :lol: :blink: This is why I'd like to see a Community Build section here, I almost didn't find the thread to post my update, I started looking in the "On the Workbench" section for it! :D

Anyway, enough complaining and time for my long overdue update. I have been working on and off on my Spitfire, and here is where it stands at the moment. It's ready for primer, and hopefully paint in the next day or two.

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I have a color scheme picked out, but I'm going to hold off on saying what it is until I see if I can scan and reduce some decals for it first from a NASCAR. It will also be a two tone, something I have not done to a model in forever. I also hope I didn't make a mistake with hoping to mask the interior and installing it prior to paint.

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I'm not that much into aircraft, but I think that usually the builds I see in magazines such as Finescale usually do it that way. I hope to have it primed tomorrow, and if I can finish this one up soon, I have a P-51D to hopefully finish before the deadline also.

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 10:38 AM

Matt, your going about it the right way. In order to get the fuselage seam halves sealed and filled for proper painting you have to complete the cockpit and install it first. One trick I learned from some great airplane builders is to fill the cockpit with moist tissue to use as a masking when you are finally ready for paint. After you finish your paint you simply pull it out and clean up any excess tissue residue.

Mine will be ready for completion this coming weekend.

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 09:00 PM

Matt, your going about it the right way. In order to get the fuselage seam halves sealed and filled for proper painting you have to complete the cockpit and install it first. One trick I learned from some great airplane builders is to fill the cockpit with moist tissue to use as a masking when you are finally ready for paint. After you finish your paint you simply pull it out and clean up any excess tissue residue.

Mine will be ready for completion this coming weekend.

Thanks for the advice. I was planning on masking the canopy, but since the detail where the ribbing around the canopy is, well, nonexistant, that idea flew (haha, no pun intended :lol: ) out the window. I will definitely have to give the moist tissue a try.

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 03:20 PM

Looking good in here fellas.

Wayne I dig the American Spirit,I really like the red,white&blue flames.

Jeff that baby looks smooth.

And highway that is a great idea for a sub section.

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 07:23 PM

Ok, I'm a gluten for punishment, and I still haven't got the Spitfire in primer yet, and with a little more than a week left, I started a second build! This is my choice for the second, a nice classic P-51D.

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This was what I originally wanted to build, but I couldn't find anything less than a $40 kit, so I settled with the Spitfire. Then I found this one at Michael's for about $8 with my 40% off coupon! Anyway, I started on the wings tonight.

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I started getting rid of the gun ports on the left wing.

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I still have the right wing to finish.

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I'm hoping to have primer on the Spitfire tomorrow, and maybe the Mustang, too!

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 08:45 PM

Well, it's update time again, and I did get the Spitfire in primer today, even though you really can't tell in the picture since it was molded in more or less primer gray, too! :lol:

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I also got more finished on the Mustang, the gun ports are gone and the wing is ready to go. I also started painting the interior. Here's a quick mock up of the Stang.

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This is a little teaser of the interior color, this is going to be a full race paint job, not just a fancy paint job over a more or less stock plane like the Spitfire with it's green interior. The racing fans among us might even be able to guess the final paint job from the interior color.

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 12:01 AM

Those are looking good Matthew! Quite ambitious with only a WEEK to go! :angry:

Time is running short, hoping to get some done on my P-39 this weekend...

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 02:35 PM

Those are looking good Matthew! Quite ambitious with only a WEEK to go! :huh:

Yep, Jeff, and I was sweating bullets thinking neither would be done! I was having issues either with the weather, since I have to paint outside, or the paints jobs themselves!

Anyway, I have made some great progress and these will be finished by tomorrow! I still have to finish minor details like the landing gear and add the props, but I have the paint and decals finished. Here are how they stand now, and just in case anyone sees the decal carrier on the Spitfire, these decals were from a kit that was about 20 years old!

The Spitfire:

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The P-51 Mustang:

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If you couldn't tell, Dale Earnhardt was (and still is) my favorite NASCAR driver. These are a "what if" if he was a race pilot instead. I'm hoping that the chance of thunderstorms the weatherman is calling for in my area tomorrow at least hold off until I get my outdoor pics taken! :unsure:

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 03:16 PM

Tomorrow is the end of Summer and the end of this build off. After working 10 hour days I just didn't have the energy to finish my entry. ;)
However looks like we might have at least a few entrys to judge.
Keep building guys!
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Posted 21 September 2010 - 04:03 PM

Tomorrow is the end of Summer and the end of this build off. After working 10 hour days I just didn't have the energy to finish my entry. ;)
However looks like we might have at least a few entrys to judge.
Keep building guys!
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I'm sorry to hear that, Jairus. ;)

I was wondering, too, after I get my outdoor finished pics taken tomorrow, do I post them here or will there be a new thread for the finished models?

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 04:11 PM

Tomorrow is the end of Summer and the end of this build off. After working 10 hour days I just didn't have the energy to finish my entry. ;)
However looks like we might have at least a few entrys to judge.
Keep building guys!
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Same here, but 12-14 hour days.

If you want to extend the deadline, I'm sure no one would object.

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 04:31 PM

Tomorrow is the end of Summer and the end of this build off. After working 10 hour days I just didn't have the energy to finish my entry. ;)
However looks like we might have at least a few entrys to judge.
Keep building guys!
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Same here, but 12-14 hour days.

If you want to extend the deadline, I'm sure no one would object.


Yes please, that would be helpful ;)