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4 years 10 months ago #121 by grover
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Nice Michael

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4 years 10 months ago #122 by Hadley
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Keep those pics coming Michael, keen to see the finished model

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4 years 10 months ago #123 by Michaels Models
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Hadley wrote: Keep those pics coming Michael, keen to see the finished model


You will have to wait till October for finished images.

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4 years 10 months ago #124 by 1/35th Battalion
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I'm also team member number 2 of Team A for this MSMC team build.
Teams of 3 members take one section of the instructions each (predetermined by club committee), complete their part and pass it to the next member. Each member has 3 m onths to complete their part, the change over to the final person who must complete all detail work, paint and decal the kit will happen this Thursday at club meeting.

I'm about to finish my efforts this week, with main rotor assembley and some minor detail parts to fit. I will then complete the masking and lay down a coat of Tamiya white primer/undercoat to complete my part.

This is the bird; Italeri's 1/48 Wessex HAS 3, a 2011 release. The worst fit issues and poor sprue gate positioning I have ever encountered in a kit but will build into a reasonable representation of this helo just prior to it going out of service with the UK.


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4 years 10 months ago #125 by Dads Army
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That's pretty sharp work D1 and team :woohoo:

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4 years 10 months ago #126 by Kiwimav
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Like these old choppers...watchin this build...looks very nice so far guys
Whats it like doin a bird and not your regular ground pounders D1?

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4 years 10 months ago #127 by 1/35th Battalion
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Kiwimav wrote: Like these old choppers...watchin this build...looks very nice so far guys
Whats it like doin a bird and not your regular ground pounders D1?

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As with Michaels post earlier in this thread, you will only get to see the finished product next. I'll be moving this along to my next team mate who will paint, decal, and weather it this thursday. Not much else to see other than the rotors assembled and a few more aerials attached. :P ;)
Although this has been an interesting challenge for me, particularly in regard to fit and finish and the very careful clean-up needed prior to assembly (many sprue gates are in the stupidest of places - on what will be visible outside edges rather than what will be internal to the kit and things like that :pinch: ) I have enjoyed building an aircraft. There have been two Hasegawa 1/72 Harriers join the stash in the last week ;) And I've been looking for some other helo kit that may take my interest. ;) :whistle:

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4 years 10 months ago #128 by grover
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I've always wondered if anyone has tried a kit this way. Really interesting to be sure.

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4 years 10 months ago #129 by 1/35th Battalion
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grover wrote: I've always wondered if anyone has tried a kit this way. Really interesting to be sure.


For sure Grover. I'm suspecting that the first member of my team left things to the last minute and rushed quite a bit. I've had to clean up and putty/sand/putty/sand etc., quite a few areas along with my part of the build which has been pretty intense anyway. :P :whistle: This is a competition piece so I am being a fussy bugger though :P

For those who are members of other clubs and may be thinking about trying this Team Build concept out, I would highly recommend the process. The three person team members names were drawn from a hat, so there is no loading of teams with good or better modellers in any give team make-up. Pure chance.

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4 years 10 months ago - 4 years 10 months ago #130 by 1/35th Battalion
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A couple more images for yuz .. .

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The IP Decal and front cowling by me and the rest of the cockpit by my prior team member Andrew.

Once she's all painted and decalled and such we will add the side aerial wires with EZ Line.

Edit: Am quite pleased with these pictures which I have just taken with my fancy smancy new smart phone (and edited - Cut and resized in PS).

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4 years 10 months ago #131 by Grant
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grover wrote: I've always wondered if anyone has tried a kit this way. Really interesting to be sure.


For sure Grover. I'm suspecting that the first member of my team left things to the last minute and rushed quite a bit. I've had to clean up and putty/sand/putty/sand etc., quite a few areas along with my part of the build which has been pretty intense anyway. :P :whistle: This is a competition piece so I am being a fussy bugger though :P

For those who are members of other clubs and may be thinking about trying this Team Build concept out, I would highly recommend the process. The three person team members names were drawn from a hat, so there is no loading of teams with good or better modellers in any give team make-up. Pure chance.

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This looks like fun. Anyone on here keen to have a go at team building something? :P

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4 years 10 months ago #132 by Webby_NZ
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Looks like #3 has a good base to wok with there D1.

I am the #3 for my group and have realised that I'll hardly need to touch the glue, masking tape and paint on the other hand. As with stages 1 and 2 we have pretty must left each other alone so what we get is a surprise so needless to say I'm not feeling any pressure to crank out a great paint (and possibly original) job at all.

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4 years 10 months ago #133 by 1/35th Battalion
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Here is another Manawatu Club competition build that is due for judging on August 20th.
It is the 2011 release of Italeri's Sd.Kfz 234/2 "PUMA" in 1/48.
I had not started this when I handed on the "Wessex" to my next team member in that build so thought I had best get a move along.
I have forgotten in my haste to take some initial photos which was primarily of the assembly of hull and chassis basics components.
There are quite a few small parts as this is nicely detailed and should build up to a reasonable representation but there are seam lines on everything!!!!!!!!!!!
I have cleaned up most of what will be visible, which is rather a lot of parts, so this has progressed a bit slowly. Paints should arrive from Mighty Ape tomorrow so I can begin the black primer and then get on with the rest of the finishing touches.
Here are some shots so far . . . .


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4 years 10 months ago #134 by Xtr3meNZer
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Oh I do love a Puma, and was eyeing up a Dragon one not long ago... watching with interest on this... Might have to start you're own thread? :P

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4 years 7 months ago #135 by 1/35th Battalion
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Hey here we are back again . . .
To continue the theme and the part I played in the Team Build with Manawatu Scale Model Club with the Italeri 1/48 Westland Wessex HAS 3.

Having completed my "middle" part of the build and passing the kit along to my last team member, we decided to go with the Rescue Yellow scheme. I purchased the primer (Tamiya White rattle can) and Italeri's own Gloss Yellow and got those to Gavin, our number 3 guy. He shared of few sneak previews on FB exclusively with me and I saw that the scheme was coming along nicely. The day prior to competition close and judging I get a text saying "Help - can you finish the thing off?" and a few hours later the bird arrives at my place near completion. All I had to do was repair the multiple times broken front probe and rear tail wheel, also broken a number of times during the build by both of us and do the wire aerials down both sides and a few minor touch ups and clean ups. I did all those bits and probably a few more (OCD) that evening and presented the finished product, along with the six other teams, at Club Night the following day.

Here she is . . . .


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Overall Placing? . . . .

First . . . :woohoo: ;)

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4 years 7 months ago #136 by Kiwimav
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:ohmy: :woohoo:

Congrats on your placing...a great looking Helo you 3 put together



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4 years 7 months ago #137 by CyNaKyL
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I've pulled my Scooter from the Skyhawk GB back on to the desk, will try to get it finished in time to bring it down for Armistice...

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4 years 7 months ago #138 by 1/35th Battalion
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Go Go go, no pressure mate . . . :-P

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4 years 7 months ago #139 by Hadley
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Excellent work on the Wessex, well done
This is how my 2 Kitty hawk kits sit as of Monday, still alot to do by will try have done for armistice...


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4 years 4 months ago #140 by Hadley
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Bumping this thread back up
Will be doing more on this tonight

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3 years 2 months ago #141 by Hadley
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Had to go back a while to find this thread
What's everyone building these days?
Those building something not in a group build often get missed
Currently building 2x Dragon 1/35 MD530G's I'm building as MD530FF's.
One for me and one for a mate who's helicopter I'm building :-)

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3 years 2 months ago #142 by Xtr3meNZer
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Looking good Hadley, saw this on FB the other day :)

Uh, myself, well I am supposed to be doing my Lotus, but I finished my Spitfire, and then haven't done any since. Unfortunately my Grandmother passed away the other day, and just haven't been able to be motivated to get back into it - also next week I am going on a Holiday with the Mrs, no kids, so it could be another couple of weeks before I get back to glue sniffing.

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3 years 1 week ago #143 by Hadley
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Both rotors on top on each other looks interesting

Black applied after white base

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3 years 1 week ago #144 by Xtr3meNZer
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Hopefully no seepage this time??

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3 years 1 week ago #145 by Hadley
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Xtr3meNZer wrote: Hopefully no seepage this time??

Yeah there was. That's an old photo haven't got a recent one
First I sprayed white, masked and applied black, lots of seepage
Then after repriming the whole thing...
Sprayed black, masked and applied white, not as much seepage but still seepage
So grabbed a brush and touched it up lol, not doing that shit again lol
Will try get a photo for ya tonight

And seepage is a funny word, looks weird, and looks like see page haha

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3 years 1 week ago #146 by IAN
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Along with the Super Sabre, you'll find a new(ish) Airfix 1:48 Spit Vb...










Real life permitting, the Super Sabre will be finished tomorrow, as I write this the Spit is in undercoat, ready for the main colours.

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3 years 1 week ago #147 by Leavemygoosealone
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Airfix 1/72 Beaufighter TF.X to be finished in the 489 Squadron RNZAF scheme that came with the kit.
Detail isn't too bad in the office for brail scale!

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3 years 1 week ago #148 by IAN
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Spitfire progress over the last few days....

















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3 years 1 week ago #149 by shaunfletcher
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Current in-progress (all got build threads here):

SMS Dresden, painting and finishing, looking forward to ocean base for this one.
Fieseler Storch, just got some figures and tying scenery together to go on this.
Stuart Honey, base and figures in progress. Got a bit put off by know-it-all comments from some usual suspects. Takes almost nothing to temporarily take the enthusiasm off a build I'm afraid.

and a Hungarian Cv35 tankette, just a side build really.

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3 years 1 week ago #150 by dcrfan
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I'm converting a 1/48th Monogram AC-47 to a Rhodesian Air Force 'Warthog' which was modified to undertake the electronic monitoring role. Photographed with its sister Paradak.

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