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    Quote Originally Posted by BobP View Post
    For a plane like this just a straight up paint job. Nothing special.
    Just making the red, yellow and purple decals for the rudder now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl_Brisgamer View Post
    Spanish Republican I-15s are coming on, I might actually finish them this weekend.

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    some people are so much faster then me .....
    cheers,
    Guus
    "zet 'm op ... witte muizen !" (strijdkreet van 1e JaVa, Luchtvaart Afdeling, Nederland 1940)
    "let's go get them ... white mice !" (battlecry of the 1st Fighter Group, Army Air Force, Netherlands 1940)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aardvark1430 View Post
    some people are so much faster then me .....
    cheers,
    Guus
    I wouldn't give me too much credit Guus, I started these in 2013...

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    Aah, you're a fellow snail then

    cheers,
    Guus
    "zet 'm op ... witte muizen !" (strijdkreet van 1e JaVa, Luchtvaart Afdeling, Nederland 1940)
    "let's go get them ... white mice !" (battlecry of the 1st Fighter Group, Army Air Force, Netherlands 1940)

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    Checked your other post and great job on them. Have to finish mine.

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    Thanks Bob. I painted up two I-15bis back in 2013 to go up against my Legion Kondor Bf 109Es.

    My massed Republican fighters over Guernica, four I-15 Chatos, two I-15bis Super Chatos, two I-16 Ratas and a lone Boeing P-26.

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    Awesome Carl. I also have 2 I-16's to do. As you had them for some time. Again thanks for the inspiration.

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    A few projects finished off from last year, and a couple of Blenheims from last week
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    I will be uploading a couple of pics to each of the relevant Painting Showcase pages in a bit

    Lest we forget

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnbiggles View Post
    A few projects finished off from last year, and a couple of Blenheims from last week
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    I will be uploading a couple of pics to each of the relevant Painting Showcase pages in a bit
    Nice collection of RAF bombers there John.

    Now I have finished my last Spanish Civil War fighters.....

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    ....I have eight bombers on the workbench, two Vichy French (Martin 167F) and six Regia Aeronautica (BR.20 and SM.79).

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    Yellowstone was my workbench this month. This is what I created, Jackson hole is awesome!



    Ian
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    This was on my workbench this week:

    Guynemer's Spad VII is the donor.
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    Repainted with GW paints - screaming skull, snake bite leather, black,
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    Finished off with some of Dom's decals.
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    "He is wise who watches"

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    a whole lot of masterpieces again this month, what a feast
    and REP for you Dave !
    cheers,
    Guus
    "zet 'm op ... witte muizen !" (strijdkreet van 1e JaVa, Luchtvaart Afdeling, Nederland 1940)
    "let's go get them ... white mice !" (battlecry of the 1st Fighter Group, Army Air Force, Netherlands 1940)

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    I managed to finish painting the Great Ape from Crooked Dice this weekend - it's a beautiful miniature with loads of detail and character, even down to Kong's broken left lower canine tooth!

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    Now I've begun working on a 3-D building top to perch him on, one that will let him 'move' around during the game to vary where he's standing and attacking/defending from against those pesky flying things...more on that as it coalesces. I have the paper template for it but will be cutting it out of plastic card stock this week.

    I look forward to running a King Kong scenario at our next Wright Flight gaming day in April.

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt56 View Post
    I managed to finish painting the Great Ape from Crooked Dice this weekend - it's a beautiful miniature with loads of detail and character, even down to Kong's broken left lower canine tooth!
    Did he lose it in Charing Cross Station?

    [waits to see who gets the reference :) ]

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    That really is a "great!" ape!

    Very well done, Matt!

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    Making progress on the building top from which the Great Ape will swat planes 'outta tha sky'...

    I had some plastic stock sitting around, waiting to be useful, so I cobbled together a design and started cutting and gluing. Here is an 'upper' view of the building top - still need to add to the spire and put a few more details on before priming and painting.

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    Here is more of a side-on view to show the angle of the roof sections - I figure these will make it look like the beast is climbing around, given the pose the figure is originally in. Each panel will have a pair of holes drilled in it to allow Kong to be moved and 'inserted' securely as his position changes throughout the game.

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    Here is Kong's 'home base' for resting in the display cabinet when he's not carousing around the building top during a game - I angled it to approximate the building's top to show him 'in action'...it, too, has two holes into which the figure fits securely.

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    I went with a 5-sided building top so that I can use a D6 (I know, Tim, NO DICE!!) to determine where he moves each phase. I plan to use two different colored dice - one will determine whether he goes clockwise or counter-clockwise, and the other to determine how many 'spaces' (roof panels) he moves. If Kong rolls a 5 or 6, he stays put; any other number takes him that many panels in the appropriate direction.

    Thanks for looking!
    All the best,
    Matt

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    Worked on some other things but nothing special so waiting for an order from AIM to start next month off with some planes.

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    That is really COOL!!! Wish I could be there to play that game...

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    A couple of Shapeways planes in the pipeline nearing completion. My first time working with them - they have their advantages and challenges.

    First up, an Se5a portraying 56 Squadron Arthur Rhys Davids' mount at the time of Voss; final battle:

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    Second, the first successful Zeppelin hunter, Leefe Robinson's BE2c:

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    A few more details, some flat spray to seal it all in, and they'll show up on the gaming table soon!

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    The month is nearly over, and all of a sudden yet more WGS appears
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    the Hurricane is a Mk IIb Tropical by Foz
    Bf109f also by Foz
    Fw190a by Ugrim
    All FUD
    Looking at April to finish them, as I have to source Decals yet.

    Lest we forget

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnbiggles View Post
    The month is nearly over, and all of a sudden yet more WGS appears
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    the Hurricane is a Mk IIb Tropical by Foz
    Bf109f also by Foz
    Fw190a by Ugrim
    All FUD
    Looking at April to finish them, as I have to source Decals yet.
    How is the FUD finish? Looks smooth like injection molding.

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    FUD is much smoother, and semi translucent but it is quite brittle compared to WSF.
    I tend to get my WGF planes in WSF for its resiliance, I don't trust FUD struts not to shatter if dropped.
    As WGS planes are mostly monoplanes, but do have full canopies I go FUD and don't paint the glass.
    FUD left bare gives a good enough window effect for me, but everyones tastes are different.

    Lest we forget

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnbiggles View Post
    FUD is much smoother, and semi translucent but it is quite brittle compared to WSF.
    I tend to get my WGF planes in WSF for its resiliance, I don't trust FUD struts not to shatter if dropped.
    As WGS planes are mostly monoplanes, but do have full canopies I go FUD and don't paint the glass.
    FUD left bare gives a good enough window effect for me, but everyones tastes are different.
    Very INTERESTING! I have a clear coat epoxy resin which makes frosted plastic clear . . . I wonder if the clear coat we use on plastic models or the optical clear resins would render the FUD even clearer? Must assign an elf, one who is transparent . . . hmmmmmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by clipper1801 View Post
    Very INTERESTING! I have a clear coat epoxy resin which makes frosted plastic clear . . . I wonder if the clear coat we use on plastic models or the optical clear resins would render the FUD even clearer? Must assign an elf, one who is transparent . . . hmmmmmmm
    I recently got a couple of AE Models J2M Raidens in FUD; Foz's single seat prints usually don't have a lot of surface detail (panel lines, prominent canopy frames, etc.), but a steady hand with a green fine point Sharpie worked fine for canopy frames on the Jacks--the marker's color is dark enough to match Tamiya IJN Green perfectly.

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    Work bench is full. Want to get 30 done in 30 days. Finished a SSW D.III and 2 Fok D.VII for Jasta 15 bringing a total of 6 planes for J15. A blue fuselage 38 ESC Spad XIII. Now to knock out some Brits for Bloody April started painting 2 FE2s, 2 BE2s, 1 Elephant, 1 BE12, an older Vickers Gunship, just need to decal 3 Fok Es and 2 Fokker D.I/IIs.

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    Similar to John I intend to clear my backlog before Briscon on 28 April. Projects are as follows:
    - 2 Vichy French Martin 167F bombers (Shapeways FUD)
    - 3 Spanish Civil War Savoia-Marchetti SM79 Sparviero bombers (AIM)
    - 3 Italian Fiat BR20 Cicogna bombers
    - 2 Polish PZL.11 fighters (Shapeways FUD)
    - 4 Australian Curtiss P.40E Kittyhawks (AIM)
    - 4 Australian North American P-51D Mustangs (AIM)
    - 1 Luftwaffe Junkers Ju.88A bomber (Zvezda)
    - 1 Luftwaffe Junkers Ju.52 transport (Zvezda)
    - 2 Tupolev SB2 bombers (Zvezda)

    Add to that about 50 battlemechs I have to base up properly and a dozen tanks to paint. I have my work cut out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john snelling View Post
    Work bench is full. Want to get 30 done in 30 days.


    I hope it goes well!

    Ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Womble View Post


    I hope it goes well!

    Ian
    Thanks Ian, off to a good start and it just started to rain today.

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    Looks like both of you are running an assembly line. Used to do that with my 1/72 armor. Can't wait to see the final products.

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    Just before month's end, I have finally managed to get a handful of planes onto my workbench.
    4 BE2s for "Bloody April"; just hope I can finish them before the end of April!

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    Received an order from AIM the other day so that is on the work bench for next month. Working on them now so will have them done for the next installment of What's On Your Workbench" or as the internet news headlines would say WOYW.

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    Ladies and Gentlemen,

    as promised at the start of this thread: two Fokker G.1 Heavy Fighters of 3. JaVA, Royal Netherlands Army Air Force, based at Waalhaven Airbase, May 1940.

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    It did take a bit of time ... but still ready within the month of April 2017 ... and luckily ... not the whole of the month was spent painting

    For some more info on their operational record look here: http://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/sho...tch-Wing/page3 (post #145)

    I hope you like them,
    cheers,
    Guus
    Last edited by Aardvark1430; 03-31-2017 at 07:16.
    "zet 'm op ... witte muizen !" (strijdkreet van 1e JaVa, Luchtvaart Afdeling, Nederland 1940)
    "let's go get them ... white mice !" (battlecry of the 1st Fighter Group, Army Air Force, Netherlands 1940)

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    Great job Guus, the camouflage pattern is very striking.

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    Glad you like them Carl, and for the REP !

    cheers,
    Guus
    "zet 'm op ... witte muizen !" (strijdkreet van 1e JaVa, Luchtvaart Afdeling, Nederland 1940)
    "let's go get them ... white mice !" (battlecry of the 1st Fighter Group, Army Air Force, Netherlands 1940)

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    for what you do to promote the Dutch historical aviation, Guus.
    Early War is my favourie period of WWII as far as planes are concerned and you fill the gap in models range perfectly.
    Have you thought about employing any elves to improve your production quantities? Look at clipper's factory. They perform really well when disciplined.

    Rep guns jammed.
    <img src=http://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=2554&dateline=1409073309 border=0 alt= />
    "We do not stop playing when we get old, but we get old when we stop playing."

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    Hey Andrej,
    glad you like the planes, more to come ...

    Have you thought about employing any elves to improve your production quantities? Look at clipper's factory. They perform really well when disciplined.

    that may well be so, but ... in my experience elves tend to look at their "Elf-leader" for discipline ... so ... in my case ...
    cheers,
    Guus
    "zet 'm op ... witte muizen !" (strijdkreet van 1e JaVa, Luchtvaart Afdeling, Nederland 1940)
    "let's go get them ... white mice !" (battlecry of the 1st Fighter Group, Army Air Force, Netherlands 1940)

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    Really nice planes Guus with a great paint job.
    It is nice to see planes other than the usual and nice to see planes from, for many of us, an overlooked airforce in a too short lived campaign.

    and my rep gun aint jammed.

    Lest we forget

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    Glad you like them John ... and ... thanks for the reputation points
    next up will be an even more unlucky plane from this campaign ... and it's not a Fokker ...

    cheers,
    Guus
    "zet 'm op ... witte muizen !" (strijdkreet van 1e JaVa, Luchtvaart Afdeling, Nederland 1940)
    "let's go get them ... white mice !" (battlecry of the 1st Fighter Group, Army Air Force, Netherlands 1940)

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    Guus outstanding job. I really like the paint jobs you put on your planes. They look like they came out of the factory yesterday.

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    More progress on King Kong's building top - I think it's where I want it now. Heightened the spire with a couple of plastic tubing pieces I had lying around, and capped it with a straight pin from SWMBO's sewing basket. I used some MagicSculpt 2-part epoxy putty to finish some of the joints and corners. You can see the holes I've drilled on each of the five roof sections to mount Kong as he switches from spot to spot. They should basically disappear once it's painted - I placed the holes in the grooves that form the pattern on each roof section.

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    This long shot shows the ape mounted on the roof top, ready to knock some planes out of the air...

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    ...and this close-up shows more details...

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    I am looking forward to priming and painting the building this weekend and in the coming week - have to get it ready for gaming at our gathering next Saturday!
    That means the finished product will be making an appearance on the April's Workbench thread...

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobP View Post
    Guus outstanding job. I really like the paint jobs you put on your planes. They look like they came out of the factory yesterday.
    Right you are, they actually came out of the factory yesterday , glad you like them
    cheers,
    Guus
    "zet 'm op ... witte muizen !" (strijdkreet van 1e JaVa, Luchtvaart Afdeling, Nederland 1940)
    "let's go get them ... white mice !" (battlecry of the 1st Fighter Group, Army Air Force, Netherlands 1940)

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    Gotta get something in for the month of March! SCW museum project Do.17 coming together . . .






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    Looks like a biggun Dave
    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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