48 hour group build thread

48 hour group build thread

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robemcdonald

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4,154 posts

137 months

Wednesday 28th November 2018
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Well as no one else started the thread..

The rules are to aim to complete the model in an old school time frame over a couple of evenings, but this is fairly flexible.
Ideally the model should be around £5, with £10 as the upper limit. A good start could be the Airfix starter sets available for a fiver in LIdl.
It would be nice to get as many participants as possible.

Be warned though: this could be a gateway drug into model making...

I suggest the rules as described by dr_gn on the Lidl thread:

No airbrushing, but rattle can primers might be OK.
...and out-of-box could be as defined by my local IPMS show competition which is:

“Out-of-the-box” entries should be built from the contents of a commercially available kit (of any substance). Access doors, hatches and canopies may be opened. The only additions to the kit contents permitted will be aerials, pitot tubes, wires and fabric items such as seat-belts, tilts and tarpaulins and so on.
Basic additions such as glazing or whatever is fine, so long as it doesn't massively deviate from what's in the box.

If you want to take part add your name and kit that you’re building onto the wiki and post away on this thread.

I think rattle can primer is fine...

Edited by robemcdonald on Wednesday 28th November 17:16

Eric Mc

106,055 posts

206 months

Wednesday 28th November 2018
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Can't take part I'm afraid due to work and other issues.

robemcdonald

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Wednesday 28th November 2018
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Eric Mc said:
Can't take part I'm afraid due to work and other issues.
You dont have to start now Eric. The key is that it’s a couple of evenings build from when you do.

It would be great for you to take part even if it’s 2019 before you get the chance.

Eric Mc

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206 months

Wednesday 28th November 2018
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Work means it would be have to be after January 2019.

Apart from work, unfortunately, my wife is quite ill and that could curtail matters for quite a while yet.

robemcdonald

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Wednesday 28th November 2018
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Sorry to hear that Eric. Hope your wife feels better soon.
Obviously this sort of thing is way down the agenda.
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Yertis

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207 months

Wednesday 28th November 2018
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Genuinely sorry to hear that Eric, hope it all goes OK.

robemcdonald

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Wednesday 28th November 2018
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Having been evicted from my office / spare room by my visiting mother in law my model assembly is either on hold or at the dining room table.
What better time to start my first quick build project, you know as a warm up.
It’s not what you’d call a complicated kit and has around a dozen parts.
An hour of mucking around got me here.



Obviously the cockpit is the wrong colour, but I will sort that tomorrow.

robemcdonald

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137 months

Thursday 29th November 2018
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A bit more work this evening.

First I painted the different colour panels.

Looks great eh?
Next on with a wash

Not so bad when it’s dry

Bit of work with damp kitchen towel.

Tamiya black panel line as a wash.

Now I’m watching “the wrath of khan” waiting for it to dry


Painting the stand and clear coat next.

mcdjl

3,775 posts

136 months

Thursday 29th November 2018
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I did actually build this kit (or an earlier version of it) when i was younger: https://www.scalemates.com/kits/114946-airfix-0103...

The current box looks like this:

And inside we have this:


At some point i'll get round to starting it.

dr_gn

12,304 posts

125 months

Thursday 29th November 2018
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mcdjl said:
I did actually build this kit (or an earlier version of it) when i was younger: https://www.scalemates.com/kits/114946-airfix-0103...

The current box looks like this:

And inside we have this:


At some point i'll get round to starting it.
Yellow can be a complete bh to paint. The refuelling tanker Im supposed to be building for this has a yellow topside. I’ll be using Tamiya white primer and the best quality paint I can find.

robemcdonald

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Thursday 29th November 2018
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I think it’s done. Happy with it for a £3 kit and 3 hours spent on it.




dr_gn

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Thursday 29th November 2018
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robemcdonald said:
I think it’s done. Happy with it for a £3 kit and 3 hours spent on it.



Looks very good for the time and money, but what are you doing with the other 45 hours??

robemcdonald

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Thursday 29th November 2018
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dr_gn said:
Looks very good for the time and money, but what are you doing with the other 45 hours??
A familiar subject...

At £4 and 42 parts it’s a bit of step up from the Falcon.

dr_gn

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125 months

Thursday 29th November 2018
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Here’s mine:



My son says he’ll build this (although he already completed the jeep):


robemcdonald

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Thursday 29th November 2018
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Nice kits. They don’t make them like they used to.

dr_gn

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Thursday 29th November 2018
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robemcdonald said:
Nice kits. They don’t make them like they used to.
I was in two minds about brush painting the refuelling set. I wanted to build, paint and detail them as well as possible, but then again they've been in the loft for at least 5 years.

Zad

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177 months

Friday 30th November 2018
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Something that always bugs me about Millennium Falcons (even the studio filming model)- The exhaust dirt always radiates from the centre of the vessel, and not in a straight line front to back... I can't wait to see the £300 Revell / Bandai one.

Bloody good work though, I've seen much bigger and more expensive models that don't look as good as your quick build! It takes me longer to take 3 parts off the sprue and de-nub / sand them than it does for some of you to build entire squadrons! Mind you, only having a 18 ins x 2ft space to work with that shares with a computer does slow things a bit.

robemcdonald

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Friday 30th November 2018
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Zad said:
Something that always bugs me about Millennium Falcons (even the studio filming model)- The exhaust dirt always radiates from the centre of the vessel, and not in a straight line front to back... I can't wait to see the £300 Revell / Bandai one.

Bloody good work though, I've seen much bigger and more expensive models that don't look as good as your quick build! It takes me longer to take 3 parts off the sprue and de-nub / sand them than it does for some of you to build entire squadrons! Mind you, only having a 18 ins x 2ft space to work with that shares with a computer does slow things a bit.
I’ve always thought the same myself. I guess if the exhausts went straight back there wouldn’t be any clear demarcation between them.
I really like the falcon model. I think it’s small size makes it easier to get it looking okay. Hobbycraft also had a few more small star Wars kits at £3. I might pick up the star destroyer, and snow speeder to see how they look.

robemcdonald

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Friday 30th November 2018
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dr_gn said:
robemcdonald said:
Nice kits. They don’t make them like they used to.
I was in two minds about brush painting the refuelling set. I wanted to build, paint and detail them as well as possible, but then again they've been in the loft for at least 5 years.
I was thinking about the subject matter more than the quality. Who would go to the trouble of making kits like that now?

In terms of building them as well as possible. I’m pretty confident you’ll do a great job. The original vehicles may even have been hand painted in the first place.

dr_gn

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Friday 30th November 2018
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robemcdonald said:
dr_gn said:
robemcdonald said:
Nice kits. They don’t make them like they used to.
I was in two minds about brush painting the refuelling set. I wanted to build, paint and detail them as well as possible, but then again they've been in the loft for at least 5 years.
I was thinking about the subject matter more than the quality. Who would go to the trouble of making kits like that now?

In terms of building them as well as possible. I’m pretty confident you’ll do a great job. The original vehicles may even have been hand painted in the first place.
Airfix recently released new tool Bomber re-supply sets for RAF and USAAF, which contain refuelling vehicles. I’d like to get them, but it’s just more and more stuff on the list to build. I’ve already got more than I can build in a lifetime!

I think if you scaled down a brush painted vehicle, the paint would look like it was sprayed, but it’s fine; when I helped my son brush paint his kits it was very therapeutic. I have to remind myself the point of this is to get back to the uncomplicated basics...

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