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German Beauties GB Official Thread!!
HunterCottage
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Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2013 - 01:32 AM UTC
I see we have some eager beavers that have all ready beat me to the punch!! LETS GET THIS GOING!!!

Happy New Year everyone!!!

Lets put all of the Group Build WIP stuff here on this thread. James has set up the Gallery for us when time comes for that!!

Ladies and Gentlemen start your engines!! Lets get some German Beauties going!!
HunterCottage
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Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2013 - 02:03 AM UTC
When I got home from work today (yes some people have the great fortune of working on New Years Day) I found that my daughter had already put the wheels together for me... So I guess I have started my build!!!
DaveCox
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Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2013 - 02:22 AM UTC
I put the first pics on the 'enlist' thread - I'll make sure that any other go in the right place!
HunterCottage
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Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2013 - 04:23 AM UTC
No problems what so ever!!

If I'd been on the ball this wouldn't have happened...
c5flies
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Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2013 - 02:43 PM UTC
Obligatory "unboxing" photo:



Fair amount of parts (and detail) in this kit, along with Revell's standard large decal sheet for their race vehicles.

First thing was to remove the chrome from the wheels and exhaust...and that's all I got done so far

Modelbouwerke
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2013 - 08:17 AM UTC
Ok. This is my box with contents.
Looks good, but of course there are some litlle things to watch for.

Boxart


Sprues


















17741907
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2013 - 12:23 PM UTC
Ok...
Restart in the right place then...
I'll make a famous car...You know Trabant...
Here's the saws and some cutting works..





Happy modelling all....
HunterCottage
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2013 - 10:19 PM UTC
Great stuff everybody!!

@James: Did you use brakefluid to dechrome your wheels and stuff??
DaveCox
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2013 - 06:18 AM UTC
Mercedes C111 completed. The horrible black bits on the roof are where the kit is supposed to have opening gullwing doors....needless to say they don't work! Detail is really basic, as it started as a motorised kit.

I hope the next entry turns out better than this one.




HunterCottage
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2013 - 07:54 AM UTC
Wow!! That went fast Dave!! I should be done with mine about late Jan/early Feb...

This just goes to prove I've been working too much
17741907
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2013 - 12:17 PM UTC
Fast cars for fast modellers.....Well done Dave....
Jessie_C
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2013 - 12:32 PM UTC
I'm doing these not-motorcycles

First, a look inside the box

Then we spread the parts out to get a look at them. The Messerschmitt:

The BMW:

In both cases, the black sprue is Gunze's infamous vinyl. Why they decided to use it for such parts as the seats and floor pan of the BMW I'll never know. It's also the sealant outline of the windows, for which purpose it's the most useless substance on the face of the Earth, since it's deformed itself to a shape almost but not entirely unlike that of the actual window outline. Also, very little but Superglue will get a grip on the stuff, meaning that fogged windows are a definite risk. There's no wonder why this kit is hardly ever seen completed.

Anyway, being a girl after the wingy-thingy persuasion, I'm left at a bit of a loss as to how to start these, since there's no cockpit, which is the traditional way to start a build in my usual circles
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2013 - 03:32 PM UTC
Brian...I use plain old household bleach to strip chrome. Does a good job and I can dump it in the sink for a bit of sanitizing

Erik...nice choice, should be a beauty. Color choice yet?

Hakan...good start with the saw...you're a brave man!

Dave...wow, you finished as much in 3 days as I did all last year Nice job on a very cool looking car.

Jessie...hey, cars have cockpits too! Or wings on that BMW would look like an egg plane! Interesting subject to say the least!

I'm laying off the Tamiya lacquers for this one and doing it completely in acrylics, we'll see how that works out
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2013 - 06:25 PM UTC
Jessie

I have the same kits in my stash. For the window surrounds I thought about using a contact glue such as UHU or Evo-stick? Either that or masking the window surrounds and painting them. I think the interiors should be held in place by the bodywork.........
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2013 - 02:04 AM UTC
James, no color choice yet.
But it's gone be a two-tone.
I know a guy that can help me with the real colors of VW.
It's gone be a surprise.
17741907
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2013 - 03:43 AM UTC
Thanks James...
HunterCottage
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2013 - 03:47 PM UTC
Jessie: Just love the fact that there only 3 wheels for each vehicle. That fact is true to most aircraft so you don't seem to be straying too far off mark... That seems to be quite the kit! Everything from vinyl to photo-etch wow!

James: Thanks for the tip!! I might have to surprise the missus and do some sanitizing

Hakan: Looking forward to your "surprize"!!
17741907
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Posted: Saturday, January 05, 2013 - 12:20 AM UTC
I'm workin' on it Brian....
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Posted: Saturday, January 05, 2013 - 01:12 AM UTC
hello, here is my entry
steph
HunterCottage
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Posted: Saturday, January 05, 2013 - 07:42 AM UTC
That will be a good looking staff car for sure!! A little gloss maybe??
17741907
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Posted: Saturday, January 05, 2013 - 07:46 AM UTC
Wonderful choice Steph....
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Posted: Saturday, January 05, 2013 - 11:11 AM UTC

Quoted Text

That will be a good looking staff car for sure!! A little gloss maybe??


hello
Yes, I will make gloss black paint, hoping to make a little dio berlin 1939.
steph
17741907
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Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2013 - 05:50 AM UTC
Some additional surgery...

Shuftie
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2013 - 12:58 AM UTC
Hi All

Am trying this on for size:













Interesting selection from everyone. Looking forward to seeing progress and finished works.

Stephen
FJHueso
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2013 - 08:29 AM UTC
Hello to all and a Happy New Year!

After a thoroughfull contest, I'm ready to tackle Hasegawa's BMW 327. My first idea was Revell's MB 190, but I've finished tooo recently their Jaguar XK120...
As soon as I've got my first pics, I'll post it.

Regards
Javier