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modelguy2
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Posted: Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 04:20 AM UTC
Bit more paint work...



AussieReg
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Posted: Saturday, April 09, 2016 - 07:52 AM UTC

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Hey Michael .... I want I want I want! Been looking for this kit at a reasonable price since forever!



I got one of each when they first came out and they've been in the stash since. Hope Italeri or someone re-releases them some day!

Michael



Chris, I think I would read that as a no! Keep searching mate

Mike, very nice work on the paint, looks great!

Cheers, D
modelguy2
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Posted: Saturday, April 09, 2016 - 07:27 AM UTC
Got some color on today...







MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, April 09, 2016 - 05:42 AM UTC

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Hey Michael .... I want I want I want! Been looking for this kit at a reasonable price since forever!



I got one of each when they first came out and they've been in the stash since. Hope Italeri or someone re-releases them some day!

Michael
c4willy
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Posted: Saturday, April 09, 2016 - 05:21 AM UTC
Hey Michael .... I want I want I want! Been looking for this kit at a reasonable price since forever!
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, April 09, 2016 - 03:56 AM UTC
I've got an awful lot of balls in the air at this point, but if I ever do get going on this one...

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Box is a little the worse for wear, but the plastic is fine:

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I did get some aluminum painting done, but that's it. I've always liked this early war Navy scheme, so I think the box art is the one I'll do.

Michael
klimmer
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Friday, April 08, 2016 - 11:24 PM UTC
Hi Everyone,

I have made some progress on my Avenger, interior is complete and fuselage has been buttoned up, along with the underside painted. Hopefully I have finally figured out how to post pictures.









That's it for now.



modelguy2
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Ohio, United States
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Posted: Friday, April 08, 2016 - 08:31 PM UTC
Got the interior finished and buttoned up the fuselage last night...





md72
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Posted: Friday, April 08, 2016 - 12:04 AM UTC
Oh, now I've got to get back to work. I got a new seat in for John over at Roll Models, so no excuses..
modelguy2
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Posted: Thursday, April 07, 2016 - 11:12 PM UTC


I'm in!
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c4willy
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Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 04:06 PM UTC
I've got the polymer clay all sorted for the life raft, it's been cured in the oven and can now be cut or sawn as necessary. I've cut it to size and filed it down to make a flush fit. Here are a couple of pics to illustrate what I mean.





c4willy
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Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 01:03 PM UTC
Well I've been having a filling good time! Working on the seams, sanding and replacing lost detail.
Got her more or less ready for undercoating and highlighting of the panel lines.










klimmer
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 03:05 AM UTC
Hi Everyone,

Some very nice looking builds happening here.

I would like to join the fun with the following build.

Accurate Miniatures TBF-1C Avenger in 1/48th scale


SHAKY962
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 05:10 PM UTC
I don´t see in the list the Il-2. Let me know its included in this GB
c4willy
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Posted: Monday, March 21, 2016 - 03:58 AM UTC
Thanks Kobus! Probably another one tonight as I'm filling seams and getting her ready for her paint acheme .... yet to be decided. But I am leaning towards one scheme.
Kilo_Uniform
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Gauteng, South Africa
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Posted: Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 02:58 PM UTC
Hi Chris,

Awesome work on the HellDiver! Looking forward to the next installment.

Regards,
Kobus
c4willy
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Posted: Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 02:01 PM UTC
Hi D thanks .... yes I thought you might think that. Going back through the instructions I found three more schemes two more tri colour and another all glossy sea blue. I guess I'll see which one speaks to me as it were. Whilst waiting to see if we have more opinions lol.
AussieReg
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Posted: Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 01:51 PM UTC
Tricolour, very interesting scheme. This build is coming along very nicely.

Cheers, D
c4willy
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Posted: Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 01:25 PM UTC
But wait there's more! Okay so I'm getting down to brass tacks .... well almost. I've got the final painting on the engine bay done and the cowl on. I've painted the bombs and swing gear and assembled them. They're just sitting in place in the pic, I've got a little weathering to do first. Now it's starting to come down to which one do I choose to represent? Overall glossy sea blue or do I go for one of the tri color schemes? Glossy sea blue is obviously easier to paint, but the tri colour schemes may be more interesting. I'll put the versions up and we'll see what public opinion is if any.













c4willy
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Posted: Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 09:44 AM UTC
Some more progress with the interior I've got the pilot's seat installed and the rear flexible mount guns attached. I've still got to touch up the gun assembly and cover it in a wash to highlight the cooling holes cocking handles etc. I've also yet to paint the wooden handles and the optical sight. I may possibly add some wires if I think I can do it without popping the guns off their mount. The flash has also highlighted the fact I've missed some wash on the cockpit floor which I have since remedied. I'll also look at finding some .30 cal ammo belts as it looks really wrong without them.

Here are some pics to accompany the text and hopefully show you what I'm blathering on about.









c4willy
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Posted: Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 06:44 AM UTC
Cheers Jeff still working on the interior, update to follow.

My pictures should improve immensely as I'm about to invest an obscene amount of money in a DSLR (does video as well as stills so my wife can make video of her making soap), macro lens, ring flash etc etc. Managed to combine her wants and mine in one camera! (LOL lucky me!)

So we can now expect video as well as razor sharp stills ..... once I've learned how to drive it of course! Been wanting to expand my still and video making capabilities so I can post more comprehensive pics, video than I have in the past.

Wish me luck gentlemen as this is another learning curve for me!
md72
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Posted: Friday, March 18, 2016 - 01:11 AM UTC
Well I was trying new stuff and making progress.


First time with Mr. Color Leveling Thinner. Poured out a little Mr. Color Interior Green, added a drop or tow of leveling thinner and tried to brush it on the insides of my A-36. Too yellow for the cockpit but it worked out well. Let it dry and tried to cover the cockpit with MM interior green, didn't work so well. So Then I decided I'd work on the seat. No seat. Don't think I did that, so it must have been a previous owner.... So now I've got to rustle one up...
BoiseBlade
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Posted: Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 11:56 PM UTC
Looking really nice Chris!