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PostSubject: Community Build #3 - WWI 100th anniversary build   Wed 05 Feb 2014, 2:35 am

Ok everyone, you can post your finished CB #3 models here.

 
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 - WWI 100th anniversary build   Fri 07 Feb 2014, 6:37 am

Well got'er done. This is the Lindberg 1/16th scale 1914 Stutz Bearcat.

Did a little research on the Stutz Bearcat for the build. I found out that the Bearcat was the same basic car that Stutz had entered into the first Indianapolis 500 in 1911. 1914 was the first year it was sold as a race car and not a street car. Gone were the fenders, headlights and and other heavy stuff. The car had 60 BHP @ 1500 RPM. Top speed was 81 MPH (130KM/H). It weighed 2400 pounds. Last Sale I could find was 2013 by RM Auctions for $770,000.00. So here is my rendition of the 1914 Stutz Bearcat.

















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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 - WWI 100th anniversary build   Fri 07 Feb 2014, 11:00 am

I think you did a great job Buck. The wood looks perfect.

How would you rate the kit in marks out of ten?

Edit: Never mind, I just read your review!!! Doh!! LOL

The slight ovality of the rear wheel, (due to the angle) reminds me of the old race photos of cars of that era. They often looked as if they were leaning forward and had oval wheels.


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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 - WWI 100th anniversary build   Fri 07 Feb 2014, 11:28 am

Been waiting to see this.
Read yer review before getting to this thread. Kinda surprised at the lack of detail for it being in this scale, otherwise it would be the basis for a really great vintage racer model.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 - WWI 100th anniversary build   Fri 07 Feb 2014, 2:55 pm

Great looking build of an old classic. Love those old timers. I'll have to add this one to my stash.

Cool looking paint and woodwork.

Nice job, Buck.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 - WWI 100th anniversary build   Fri 07 Feb 2014, 5:04 pm

Thanks guys. After having this one all painted and ready to go together, I saw a car from pebble beach that was done in White. I really liked that car. Might do it again. But with an MPC kit in 1/25th scale.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 - WWI 100th anniversary build   Fri 07 Feb 2014, 5:11 pm

The MPC is better, but you did great with the 1/16th! Yours is a racy version too, and the MPC was the stock model. It's a good addition to any collection! BRAVO!
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 - WWI 100th anniversary build   Sat 08 Feb 2014, 1:05 am

That's a beauty Buck ! Goes to show that with a little effort, you can turn a basic kit into a nice display piece.

  
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 - WWI 100th anniversary build   Mon 10 Feb 2014, 1:44 pm

Excellent job, Buck.   

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 - WWI 100th anniversary build   Mon 24 Feb 2014, 12:41 pm

Well,I'm calling mine done too.

It's a great little 1:76 scale kit from Airfix, which I believe has been around for a long time.

Detail is good for the scale and nice and sharp. No fit issues and no flash etc. At least not on the tank.

The 'tail' however was a different matter. Mold lines, flash and injection marks abound!

Completely box stock apart from the side decals. They were from my spares decals stash which I thought looked appropriate as the kit only comes with the HMLS Dragonfly decal. (Which is somewhat controversial I believe!)

Base paint was Tamiya Khaki over white primer to give it more of a 'sand' colour. Weathered with AK Interactive products. The tracks received AK Interactive track Wash and when dry I ground up some pencil graphite, dipped my finger in it and smeared it across the tank 'treads', to replicate the real deal.










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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 - WWI 100th anniversary build   Mon 24 Feb 2014, 3:06 pm

Excellent looking build, Al. The weathering turned out fantastic.

The words are probably not appropriate, but that's a great example of the 'Golden Age of Mechanized War'.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 - WWI 100th anniversary build   Mon 24 Feb 2014, 5:14 pm

Another fine job of building and weathering. It's really looks cool. Good job Al.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 - WWI 100th anniversary build   Tue 25 Feb 2014, 2:52 am

Super weathering on the tank! It looks even better when I realize how much you put into something so small to get it looking perfect!
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 - WWI 100th anniversary build   Tue 25 Feb 2014, 11:40 am

Thanks guys.

Mike.... you're into small scale, you should try a tank sometime. Learning the weathering techniques has been real fun (thanks to YouTube) and is not as difficult as you might imagine. Of course I'm still learning and have a long way to go yet!!

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 - WWI 100th anniversary build   Tue 25 Feb 2014, 12:59 pm

That looks GREAT, Skid !!!
Your weathering skills are truly artistic.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 - WWI 100th anniversary build   Tue 25 Feb 2014, 7:17 pm

Thanks Clay.

Your weathering skills are truly artistic. wrote:

Not sure about that but I'm still learning!!

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 - WWI 100th anniversary build   Wed 26 Feb 2014, 11:59 am

Hi Al,

So sorry for my lateness, I thought I had commented, the Tank looks perfect Sir and until you show it next to the paint pot would never believe it was so small...

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 - WWI 100th anniversary build   Thu 27 Feb 2014, 3:24 pm

Thanks for the kind comments Andy.   

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 - WWI 100th anniversary build   Fri 28 Feb 2014, 10:32 am

Nice jobs - the pair of them.
Putting time and extra detail into out of the box models
make them into really exceptional models.

 
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 - WWI 100th anniversary build   Sun 02 Mar 2014, 1:33 pm

Thanks Ron.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 - WWI 100th anniversary build   Thu 20 Mar 2014, 2:36 am

These are the completed pics of the 1917 Model T Ambulance.  The kit is an old 1960's Pyro 1/32nd scale Ford Coupelet.  The scratchbuilding was a whole lot of fun and I learned a few things about weathering and making white decals.  Also learned a bit about the history of Model T's in WWI.



















And here's the pair of WWI Model T's together (even though they were built and served on different continents).  LOL



Thanks for your comments and hanging in there with me.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 - WWI 100th anniversary build   Thu 20 Mar 2014, 9:43 am

Mike..... that is an outstanding build. All the little details really make this one as does the weathering.

Even down to leaving the ill fitting bonnet as is.... it just looks so right.

Top notch in my book and I really enjoyed following the WIP.

  

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 - WWI 100th anniversary build   Thu 20 Mar 2014, 10:00 am

I guess it just dawned on me that you are working in such a small
scale. That makes them even more exquisite.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 - WWI 100th anniversary build   Thu 20 Mar 2014, 10:17 am

Excellent little ambulance, I enjoyed reading through the posts showing it coming together, the finished article is worth the wait.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #3 - WWI 100th anniversary build   Thu 20 Mar 2014, 3:07 pm

Very nice work here. I agree with Geezerman's comments on the scale. I also did not realize that it was so small. Excellent detailing in all respects. Fantastic!!
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