48 hour group build thread

48 hour group build thread

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yellowjack

11,512 posts

107 months

Friday 30th 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.
Oiiiiiiiiii !!!!!

That's mine, that is! (It even says so on the box...)

mcdjl

3,775 posts

136 months

Friday 30th November 2018
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yellowjack said:
Oiiiiiiiiii !!!!!

That's mine, that is! (It even says so on the box...)
They had more than one....go get your own!

gruffgriff

656 posts

184 months

Friday 30th November 2018
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Rattle-can primer permitted but is rattle can colour coat low-fi enough to pass acceptance?
In my mind `box-stock` limits physical mods to simply getting parts to fit, adding nothing but glue, filler and paint to the parts that came in the box....

robemcdonald

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4,152 posts

137 months

Friday 30th November 2018
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I think that’s fine.
I don’t suppose anyone will call the police anyway.
It’s only a bit of fun after all.

mcdjl

3,775 posts

136 months

Friday 30th November 2018
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robemcdonald said:
I think that’s fine.
I don’t suppose anyone will call the police anyway.
It’s only a bit of fun after all.
If yellows hard to paint I might be doing that. I wont be getting any add ons though
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dr_gn

12,302 posts

125 months

Friday 30th November 2018
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gruffgriff said:
Rattle-can primer permitted but is rattle can colour coat low-fi enough to pass acceptance?
In my mind `box-stock` limits physical mods to simply getting parts to fit, adding nothing but glue, filler and paint to the parts that came in the box....
Does that include making parts from the runners in the box? Stretching sprue that’s in the box?


Yertis

14,518 posts

207 months

Friday 30th November 2018
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Of course it does. That’s what I’d planned anyway.

mcdjl

3,775 posts

136 months

Friday 30th November 2018
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Maybe a limit that any add ons (not paint) that aren't the box should come in under the £10?

gruffgriff

656 posts

184 months

Friday 30th November 2018
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Hmm, just how inventive can we get....paper harnesses sliced from the instruction sheet....

dr_gn

12,302 posts

125 months

Friday 30th November 2018
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My pal and I were just going to build simple kits with no aftermarket and no airbrushing, because those two things can take stupid amounts of time to get right. I’ll probably be adding glazing from scrap acetate, lead wire bits and pieces plus anything else to hand from the scrap box. Might shove some red little lenses on it for the rear lamps. May well use photo-etch too, but again it’ll be simple home-made stuff from scrap. I might find something that looks good, might not. If There’s a dusting of Tamiya primer at the end of the first session - to aid painting with acrylics, then so be it, at least I won’t be cleaning the airbrush afterwards. The other thing was aim to complete it in a couple or three evenings. Just so long as it’s not weeks of evenings.

If it goes well I’ll do the Emergency and and Recovery sets the same way - at least It’ll reduce the stash in weeks rather than years.

Yertis

14,518 posts

207 months

Friday 30th November 2018
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I built that AEC Matador tanker you’re doing, in a feezing ATC Nissen hut, in about 1978.

I honestly think that airbrushing that model would be much easier than brush painting it.

robemcdonald

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4,152 posts

137 months

Friday 30th November 2018
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I started on the spitfire tonight.
It’s such a simple kit. I managed to get the cockpit done and quite a lot of the basic assembly in a couple of hours. Some filing and a lot of sanding still required.

gruffgriff

656 posts

184 months

Saturday 1st December 2018
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Had a good old snip and glue session last night with 10yo daughter who couldn't wait to start her Revell Titanic from the Hobbycraft sale...her class is doing polar regions and their influence, right down to the nautical hazards of icebergs...
Anyway, seemed a very appropriate time to 'use up' an Airfix Stealth Fighter that was too cheap to pass up but so outside my interest sphere.....


Big squashed box with few big parts inside:

Simple but straight and quite nicely surfaced parts, nice thin leading and trailing edges....assembles well enough but looks huge to my eyes, though haven't made a 1/72 jet fighter for decades so have no ready frame of reference:



Not a fan of matt black despite it being a very easy option so thinking of alternative colour schemes....seems they were all black bar one so mine will be a work of fiction.....still think it looks really big though! Fokker still to come. Titanic launch imminent!

Yertis

14,518 posts

207 months

Saturday 1st December 2018
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Made a start! Will post pics in the morning. First impressions on this old Frog relic are that the main mouldings are crisp and fit surprisingly well. If ever there was a candidate for aftermarket cockpit detailing this is it - there is literally nothing to fill the void, not even a seat. Pity, because the P40 has quite a big greenhouse of a canopy. I’ve painted the insides interior grey/green and left it at that.

dr_gn

12,302 posts

125 months

Saturday 1st December 2018
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Yertis said:
I built that AEC Matador tanker you’re doing, in a feezing ATC Nissen hut, in about 1978.

I honestly think that airbrushing that model would be much easier than brush painting it.
I’ve built it before (‘80’s probably) brush painted with enamels. The last vehicle type thing I airbrushed was the Airfix “Upkeep” bomb trolley that came with their latest Lancaster. It was actually quite difficult to get the paint to spray into all the blind nooks and crannies in the chassis. I ended up brush painting them and the internal corners.

robemcdonald

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4,152 posts

137 months

Saturday 1st December 2018
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I managed to get the basic camo down tonight.

Decals tomorrow... so far it’s about 4 hours work.


dr_gn

12,302 posts

125 months

Sunday 2nd December 2018
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Here’s an unofficial one - my son’s Airfix Bf.109 (pretty good candidate for this kind of thing actually). Not exactly a 48 hour build, but he’s only spent about 4 hours on it in total. OOB and brush painted though:




tracer.smart

460 posts

152 months

Sunday 2nd December 2018
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Ten quid special from eBay. Built on and off for a weekend. Made for the lad as a bath toy.

No brand Chinese kit with a battery motor.






robemcdonald

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4,152 posts

137 months

Sunday 2nd December 2018
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Spent an hour or so on decals and clear coat this morning


72twink

932 posts

183 months

Sunday 2nd December 2018
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My LidL haul - with the no airbrush rule I can see the Zeke working .......


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