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Littorios hanger of shame
Littorio
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Posted: Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 09:48 PM UTC
Most of you are aware I build 1/144 aircraft and for just over a year 1/350 ships / subs however there are several hanger queens that have been gathering dust for several years and two house moves. That all changes, with a bit of a burn out on the ships I dug out a 1/48 Helicopter and then the spray booth which like wise was just gathering dust however not having the correct paint for the heli I started something else, a YF-23.

I should say they are all 1/48

So the heli - AH-1F from Revell with Werner's Wings upgrades and decals



The Hobby Boss YF-23




Now the hanger queens which have moved up the to finish list.
First the Eduard F6F-5 weekend edition with night fighter upgrade to F6F-5N, Radome painted today but other than that, that is how it's been on the shelf for at least five years oh I do have the broken cannon barrel.


Second the Hobby Boss Wildcat F4F-3 I think.


The beast, the RA-5C Vigilante, like wise except for some white being thrown on yesterday has been in this state for several years.



Then looking over some kits in the stash I pulled out the Kinetic A-6A/E only to have the box fall apart, so while I had white paint to hand I got spraying. I did find some damage, nothing major and the fuselage is a bit of a banana.




This will not be a 'blog' as such because when ever I start a blog the project never gets finished so I'll just up date from time to time.
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Posted: Monday, July 27, 2015 - 11:26 AM UTC
You have a small hanger there Lucky, I can't be arsed to photograph mine but a quick count gives me at least 22. One of those was started least 10 years ago and actually only needs the markings to move on, it is a 1/48 scale Mistel! Why I don't just crack on whith getting it finished I just don't know, and its not because its hidden away?
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Posted: Monday, July 27, 2015 - 08:01 PM UTC
I'm not counting mine either, they are in double digits.

We have a Hanger Queen campaign for these. enter one, win a prize!
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Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 05:07 PM UTC
LOL Johnathon,

In my world of figurines, we all admit to a 'shelf of shame'.

I also have a cupboard of 'should really get 'em finished' AND

a coffee table 'overflow of disgrace'.


some good stuff there Lucky


Paul
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2015 - 02:14 PM UTC
Thanks guys, Jonathan I'll not enter as I have a couple of campaign builds to do so these will come out then back as bench time permits.

Any way I was at a show over the weekend under canvas and put together the wings on the A-6 also started to glue the fuselage together bit by bit starting at the tail, thank god for Tamiya extra thin.

Fuselage fighting me all the way.
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Posted: Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 07:20 PM UTC
Started on the replacement triple barrelled 20mm for the AH-1F Cobra

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Posted: Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 09:22 PM UTC
The YF-23 has received paint, light ghost grey, this will be PAK2 which I case you haven't guessed was the second prototype.



For those not following my campaign Battle of Guadacanal here's the P-400 that I'm building.
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 03:48 AM UTC
A whole lot of stuff going on mate.

So much so, you may have to change the thread title

If it's all underway now!

Paul
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 03:59 AM UTC
For a split second i saw the "real" ship in the paint "drydock" booth and thought "OMG THAT PLANE IS HUGE!!" I didnt realise there was a model of the YF-23 its going to look great finished, good luck with these models!

Cheers Bob
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 04:11 AM UTC
Thanks guys.

Paul I don't do blogs because when ever I have started one a couple of posts in and I lose interest so this way I can post what ever I'm building. Hope you don't mind.


Quoted Text

For a split second i saw the "real" ship in the paint "drydock" booth and thought "OMG THAT PLANE IS HUGE!!" I didnt realise there was a model of the YF-23 its going to look great finished, good luck with these models!

Cheers Bob



Bob the kit is from Hobbyboss, the real ship is my paint test 1/350 Cutty Sark, with the YF-23 there are a few shape issues and it comes with fictional markings however Caracal have come to the rescue with decals for both prototypes. The only other kit in 1/48 is a resin kit which is better shape wise but lacks detail. As you may be able to tell this is one big aircraft, I also have the Hasegawa YF-22 to build to go with it.

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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 04:34 AM UTC
Sorry Lucky you misunderstood me

I just meant the shelf of shame must be emptying quickly
With all these on your bench !

Great stuff buddy.
Littorio
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 04:47 AM UTC
That's alright Paul, as for emptying well there are a few more on the shelf, Fulmar, Jaguar M, A-12, MQ-4R and one for Mal a Seafire III.
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 04:53 AM UTC
Lol,
Nice to have some in reserve

Paul
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Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 01:59 AM UTC

Quoted Text

You have a small hanger there Lucky, I can't be arsed to photograph mine but a quick count gives me at least 22. One of those was started least 10 years ago and actually only needs the markings to move on, it is a 1/48 scale Mistel! Why I don't just crack on whith getting it finished I just don't know, and its not because its hidden away?



blimey! i thought i really start to get my shelf of shame sorted out, theres only two or three kits involved......

turns out its seven, four of which need only about an hour each to finish with the one furthest from completion, a 1/24 scale stuka thats an unpainted fuselage, no wings or tail on yet, in its third year of building this summer. the longest left kit is a comet miniatures martian handling machine that at a guess is coming up to 8 or 9 years semi built!
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Posted: Monday, October 19, 2015 - 11:01 PM UTC
Phil get that Stuka finished

The Hellcat has stalled, it's ready for decals but I can't find the ones for this version, I'll take another look but may need to get a set.

In the mean time the hanger has been invaded, with the release of a few new tool 1/35 Chieftains immanent, a tracked thing has pushed through the doors and run amok all so as to make space in the stash (need a few more to do that ).

So enter the AFV Club Centurion 5/2, ok no pictures I'll get one up tomorrow when I finish work. Can I get it finished by Telford err well I'll try, it is after all my favourite tank.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 01:21 AM UTC
Right then, so Baz's Chieftains at one end of the Table, and yours at the other !

Probably the most chieftains fielded in that amount of scale space !

Deffo more than 1 RTR ever put in the field in the same grid square as part of BAOR
Bring on the 'Smokey Joes', Love it

Paul
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Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 02:04 AM UTC
Centurion, Paul. Centurion not Chieftain.

Hope to pick up the new tool Chieftain (or two) at the show.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 02:28 AM UTC
Sorry Lucky you say Choieftain and I go gaga!

"In the mean time the hanger has been invaded, with the release of a few new tool 1/35 Chieftains immanent, a tracked thing has pushed through the doors and run amok all so as to make space in the stash. ".

I know where I went wrong..... I are a thicko !

Btw .......we are talking about baz.
You know there'll be cents.

Paul
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Posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 08:26 PM UTC
Well as promised here's a pic of the Cent being completed as a Mk.5/2



Notice the little 1/144 Panzer III waiting for paint
More work will be done tomorrow
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Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 05:52 AM UTC
My word what a busy boy !

Looking good so far, thanks for showing your progress

Paul
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Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 08:01 PM UTC
Bit of progress on the Cent, turret join and a sink mark on one hatch cover sorted with dissolved putty also used to fill the sink marks in the wheel hubs.

This one is OOTB but the next Cent will have some extras added.

Littorio
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Posted: Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 08:29 PM UTC
Should this now be garage of shame? Although the Cent was not a shelf queen so would not qualify.

We have movement, paint is on but I need to do some tidy up and a few bits missed.

Primer coat


Deep bronze green


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Posted: Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 08:46 PM UTC
Good to see it coming on a treat mate.
Paul
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Posted: Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 09:20 PM UTC
A little bit closer!

I don't like how AFV club have done the wheels but I've got round the issue however the poly caps in the wheels have a internal diameter that's too small to fit the shafts, found out the hard way. Solution is to apply glue to the shaft which works as a lubricant, push hard and hold until the glue sets.

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Posted: Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 11:03 PM UTC
Go on my son......You can do it

You shouLd be allowed the name 'Sanger of pride'

It's looking ace.

Paul.