Current 1/32 kit builds

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Re: Current 1/32 kit builds

Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:46 pm

Getting close to done with the Beaufighter.

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Decided to do the MiG-3 next, possibly in this scheme:
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Re: Current 1/32 kit builds

Post by The_Helicopter_Pilot » Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:21 pm

Not the color I would have went with on the Beaufighter, but it does look good!
A helicopter does not want to fly, it just vibrates so much that the ground rejects it

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Re: Current 1/32 kit builds

Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:11 pm

I needed a night fighter in my collection.

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Re: Current 1/32 kit builds

Post by The_Helicopter_Pilot » Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:26 am

[CAT]CplSlade wrote:I needed a night fighter in my collection.
Good enuf reason, I actually don't have any night fighters myself, closest thing is my "sink the Bismarck" Swordfish, but I don't think it's quite a night fighter
A helicopter does not want to fly, it just vibrates so much that the ground rejects it

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Re: Current 1/32 kit builds

Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:11 pm

Last shots of the Beaufighter before I get started on the Mig 3:

Pilot has a bushy brown 'stache if you can spot it:
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If you are familiar with the early Revell kits you know there is almost 0 interior detail but I did try to paint mine up. However, you can see maybe 5% through those canopies, and its hanging from the ceiling anyway:
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I tried to simulate some weathering for the exhaust and places like the shell ejection ports; you should see some streaking. It's the same brown clay I used to simulate mud on the Kettenkrad:
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Re: Current 1/32 kit builds

Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:50 pm

Well, this Trumpeter kit is quite a change from all the old Revell kits I've been building. Everything fits together quite nicely. The only negative is one of the rods for the flaps was missing so I substituted a sewing needle of the approx size and length. It has also gone together very quickly - about 2 days into it so far. Once all the flap mechanisms are finished curing, I can attach the wings and remaining tailplane and do whatever sanding/filling is needed, and then off to masking for the exterior paint job.

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Re: Current 1/32 kit builds

Post by plasticgeneral » Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:27 am

I love my 1:32 MIG, I just wish it came with a pilot. Keep posting your builds, I'm just waiting till you build one that I haven't got to yet.

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Re: Current 1/32 kit builds

Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:12 pm

Forgot to take progress shots over the past month due to my wife having eye surgery and a cousin getting married, so I don't have pics of the masking.

Almost there. Finishing the spinner and props next. Actually going to spray on the stars rather than go with the decals - am making templates based on a tip off the internet. Once done, a little weathering and I start another one.

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Colors may not be spot on, but I was working from conjecture based on arguments about interpretation of B&W photos so it is what it is.

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Re: Current 1/32 kit builds

Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:57 pm

Just needs the running lights glued on, the antenna painted, some exhaust and weathering and it is done.

No decals used on this model.

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Re: Current 1/32 kit builds

Post by plasticgeneral » Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:08 pm

Nice job, time to play!

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Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:08 pm

Done. Finally.

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Re: Current 1/32 kit builds

Post by rohirrimknight » Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:28 am

Wow! excellent work. I can't wait to see when you start 1/32 HK model B-25.

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Re: Current 1/32 kit builds

Post by fly-dk » Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:32 am

Hi Guys

This thread inspired me to start with some of my 1/32 kits :) It is amazing how relaxing it is sitting and enjoying the build :)

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Re: Current 1/32 kit builds

Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Tue May 28, 2013 10:58 pm

What I have been up to lately:

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Re: Current 1/32 kit builds

Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Sun Jun 23, 2013 3:21 pm

Prior to weathering and markings:
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This started out as a 1950 Export Sedan. I had to change the bumpers to the "banana" style used during the war and remove all traces of chrome piping. Not seen in photo: I made a 3-spoke steering wheel and punched out the glove boxes on the dash as they had no covers at that time.

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Re: Current 1/32 kit builds

Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:57 pm

Progress has been slow; weather and other issues have gotten in the way.

Currently about to enter the weathering stage; decals applied and clear-coated.

Italian 109:
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Finnish 109:
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Bulgarian 109:
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Got a base coat on the Sdkfz 232 and have attempted camo on the Ostwind and Panzerjager IV, but not sure I'm happy at this stage.

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Re: Current 1/32 kit builds

Post by ledhead0085 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:00 am

nice

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Re: Current 1/32 kit builds

Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:11 pm

Done with the 109's finally. I found some errors I made, but I am still kind of relearning how to do everything and think I am much better than I was. Getting the hang of the airbrush, although I dropped it this time and wrecked the piece that protects the end of the needle - no idea how I managed not to destroy the needle as well. Feel I should have done a few more passes of RLM74 to bring out the color a bit more. Mottling is not easy if you've never done it before. Some decal errors - the Italian was from a Sky Models set that had very little in the way of instructions and some markings were VERY different than the ones in the Eagle Strike sets I used on the other two.

Overall, I am happy and unless one of you guys was to come by no one I know will be able to spot my errors. I know the 10-year-old next door won't. I now have to finish the vehicles I started and I will be back to planes. Leaning towards the Komet at the moment.

WARNING: Flash failure made the colors a bit off
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Re: Current 1/32 kit builds

Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:32 pm

Trying to finish my armor/etc.:

Going for the "they dunked pole brushes in green paint and dabbed it on" effect
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Toned down the color on the Pzjgr IV and the Ostwind
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Almost done with Type 82e
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Re: Current 1/32 kit builds

Post by normandy » Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:33 am

Great looking Monogram armor! I loved those kits when I was younger and the box art; that was long before the white boxes. Sadly many of those 1:32 kits met their fate on the July 4th's of my youth. :|
You did a very nice job on the 109's!!!
Hey, the VW looks sweet! I've got a 1:18 split window on my project list, just need time.
Its great to see guys are still building kits!

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Re: Current 1/32 kit builds

Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:57 pm

Thanks for the feedback. It's really appreciated.

I decided to hold off on the Komet because all the talk of the Corgi Mosquitos got me thinking about my Revell kit, so I went back to armor while I mull it over.

Had started a Tamiya Pz II ausf F with the Monogram kits but was not as far along with it, so decided to finish it. While down in Orlando I found an old 1/35 kit of a Bison I and decided, "why not?" So now I have these two in progress:

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I bought the Pz II at Hobby Lobby with the 40% coupon for giggles as it came to about $9. I figured I could smuggle it in among my 21st/FOV 1/32 collection and no one I knew within my personal circle would ever know unless I told them. I'm sure even the guys more into the modern stuff here might have trouble figuring it was a "staggering" 0.5 inches too short for 1/32.

Anyway, working on these models has brought me to a decision: With the demise of 21C and the issues with the current FOV strategy, I have decided to slowly begin replacing my 1/32 with the 1/35 kit counterpart, but NOT for my aircraft, since these are still produced in 1/32 and I want a B17. I am essentially free from scale issues with this decision as all my aircraft are displayed "in-flight" and are far enough from my armor displays for people to really notice any difference. I can now collect more vehicles since 1/32 is dead for my purposes. What little Unimax has released in the past couple of years has been of no use to me. It has reached a point where I can effectively produce about as nice a vehicle for the money as FOV even though I'm doing the work. However, instead of being paid in money for my effort I'm paid in gum - I mean fun and pride in knowing "I did that". Assuming I don't do a crap job, although no one here has complained about what I've done so far so I think I can handle it.

So, what this means is that I will be relinquishing all my 1/32 in the foreseeable future as I acquire replacements. That will even mean the above 1/32 vehicle kits as they, too, are upgraded (downgraded?) I will obviously do the usual posting as things progress.

I am looking forward greatly...

TO MORE OF THIS FUN!!!!
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Re: Current 1/32 kit builds

Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:03 pm

Seriously, think about it:

When do YOU think FOV will come out with any of the vehicles I've posted above in 1/32, say in the next five years?

Let's not even get started with FOV aircraft releases.

What choice do I have?

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Re: Current 1/32 kit builds

Post by ketelone » Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:33 pm

I regret to say you are absolutely right.
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Re: Current 1/32 kit builds

Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:28 am

Took a quick break from armor to spit this out:

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I know its not Skyworks quality, but then again what is?

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Re: Current 1/32 kit builds

Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:40 am

Pzkpfw II ausf. F pretty much done. May do a touch more weathering; maybe not. Went for an early color scheme, circa 1940.

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