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The subject of this group build is to take a model off your shelf that's been sitting there unfinished and finish it.
To start post photos of your model(s) in it's current state with a quick blurb of what version you were building and why it ended up abandoned. Then blog and post photos of you finishing it!
Extra kudos the older it is.

Craig's Shelf Queen #1 - Hasegawa 1/48 A-4M Skyhawk

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2 years 6 months ago - 2 years 6 months ago #1 by Craig Sargent
Narrowing it down, but there are a lot of choices to be had...:woohoo:

I've been slowly amassing shelf queens over the decades. Weapons of mass construction, you might say :pinch:


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Hasegawa 1/48 OA-4M Skyhawk conversion
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2 years 6 months ago #2 by KerryM
Replied by KerryM on topic Craig's Shelf Queen #1 - What to do?
Such a lovely display cabinet dedicated to collecting unfinished builds!

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One hell of a mess

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2 years 6 months ago #3 by Craig Sargent
Replied by Craig Sargent on topic Craig's Shelf Queen #1 - What to do?
Finished builds cabinet is to the right of this one. This was my grandmother's china cabinet, so was repurposed when I received it from her estate many years ago. Needed the room in the other cabinet for the finished builds, so the unfinished ones accumulate here. I really do need to get a bigger cabinet to replace both.

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2 years 6 months ago #4 by grover
Replied by grover on topic Craig's Shelf Queen #1 - What to do?
My vote is for the Viking for what it's worth :)

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2 years 6 months ago #5 by Craig Sargent
Replied by Craig Sargent on topic Craig's Shelf Queen #1 - What to do?
Thanks, but I'll be working through them myself to determine what will get the kiss of life. There are a lot in there I have no desire or motivation to finish at present, so needs to be something I know will get done, and I'm already leaning towards 1 of 3.

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2 years 6 months ago - 3 months 2 weeks ago #6 by Craig Sargent
Replied by Craig Sargent on topic Craig's Shelf Queen #1 - Hasegawa 1/48 A-4M Skyhawk
Decision made - I will be bringing this one to final gestation.
Hasegawa 1/48 A-4M

Here is where it was when the thread was last updated:


And here is what it will look like when complete:

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2 years 6 months ago - 3 months 2 weeks ago #7 by Craig Sargent
Replied by Craig Sargent on topic Craig's Shelf Queen #1 - Hasegawa 1/48 A-4M Skyhawk
This was sent to the Shelf of Doom because I was not happy with the white paint I started spraying on the underside. I used Gunze acrylic which went on quite smooth, but stayed too soft. I need to strip it all off and repaint. I have discovered Mr Color Super White lacquer which goes on flawlessly and dries super quick and very hard. It's my new go to for anything white.

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2 years 6 months ago #8 by Tiger
Far out, that's an impressive collection of 1/2 done kits.
Watching here to see how your pick of queens finishes up :)

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2 years 6 months ago - 3 months 2 weeks ago #9 by Craig Sargent
Replied by Craig Sargent on topic Craig's Shelf Queen #1 - Hasegawa 1/48 A-4M Skyhawk
So I had a little time at the bench last night and managed to strip the paint off the partially painted underside, Tricky to do as I was also trying to avoid damaging the cockpit paint or inside the flaps. Once the paint is fully stripped and everything masked again, I'll post some progress pics.

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2 years 6 months ago - 3 months 2 weeks ago #10 by Craig Sargent
Replied by Craig Sargent on topic Craig's Shelf Queen #1 - Hasegawa 1/48 A-4M Skyhawk
Hmmm. Really need to keep the motivation going on this one.

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