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2017 Modeler's New Year's Resolution Thread 16 Jan 2017 22:13 #1

Well, I'm a little late but here it is. This is the Modeler's New Year's Resolution Thread for all of you who have resolved to finish one or more Shelf Queen; difficult or bothersome models this year. This Thread is open to anyone who wishes to resolve to complete something; all you have to do is post it here and continue posting until you either finish it or give up.

Okay, let the Games begin.....


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2017 Modeler's New Year's Resolution Thread 16 Jan 2017 22:47 #2

Cool! If I can finish at least half my SOD kits I will be doing good! Hoping this will keep me inspired to finally get them finished and out of the way :thumbsup
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2017 Modeler's New Year's Resolution Thread 16 Jan 2017 23:37 #3

Okay, I'm going to start here. These are the models I resolve to try and finish this year. There are eighteen of them, but I don't expect to finish all of them this year. It is possible I guess; but my Modeler's New Years resolution for 2017 is to finish at least half of these listed. Given that a number of them are fairly close to being done, I might just succeed there. Any more that I finish above half is just icing on the cake.


Okay, let's start with my aircraft....


I have eight aircraft that I'm going to work on this year and try to finish.

To start, here is number one: it's a 1/72 scale F/A-18 Hornet that has been fighting me all this time. I've had to repaint this at least four times and replace the broken tail piece five times. It's the one that is missing again....



Next is another modern aircraft that I'd forgotten about until I started cleaning up and found it. I'd started this a couple years ago and put it aside. It's time to get this finished: it's the Tamiya F-35 in 1/72 scale:



Mind you, this is only the second Tamiya aircraft I've ever built...

Next is a commission build I really need to get started on again. All I have to do is mask the lower surfaces and paint the upper camouflage pattern; then I can move on to finish it. This is the ancient Airfix Handley Page Hampden in 1/72 scale:



While we are on the subject of WWII aircraft, I also have this 1/72 scale Italeri Me-110 Zestorer to finish up. It was a gift from a friend of mine and I really should get it done:



Additional prop planes I need to finish are these next two. First up is my 1/72 scale C-118 Liftmaster for the Cargo Haulers Campaign. I don't see myself finishing this in time for that so it'll have to go into the Second Chance campaign. I'm still trying to get a smooth enough coat on it for both the white and metallic coats of paint:



She's a big one too.

Another "horse" I need to finish is this 1/72 scale B-377 airliner. I'm still trying to get a smooth coat for it too:



The last two aircraft seem to be some small and simple models but they aren't. These are my two WWI aircraft I started for my Canvas Eagles game. The Revell 1/72 scale SE-5 was almost done, but then the wings and rigging all fell apart. In addition to that, I lost one of the horizontal stabilizers:



This next one could possibly go faster if I can get the decals colored in for the lozenge pattern underneath. Otherwise this Revell 1/72 scale Fokker D-VII would be further along:





Moving on now to my ground vehicles, I only have two. I put them in this one picture, but it shows my two UM Models 1/72 scale Russian Armored Trains that I still need to complete:





Next are my ships and boats....


First up on my ships and boats is this Airfix 1/72 scale RAF Rescue Launch. I just need to mask and paint this up before I can move on:



Next up is this Lindbergh kit of the President's Liner. I have a long way to go on this one:



Last ship I need to finish for the FSM Aircraft Carrier Group Build and our own Shipbuilder's Campaign is this Hobby Boss 1/700 scale Soviet Carrier Baku. I have the deck painted and clearcoated for the decals. Then after that I can add some more P/E and finish off the details:



I had an other boat to add to this but I just finished it so feel free to go check it out.



Finally, here's some things most people don't expect me to be building but I have started them anyway. These are the automobiles that have intrigued me and so I'm building them.

First is this Revell 1/24 scale Rebel Racer Corvette. I still need to get that body smoothed out and shot with another shiny red coat:



Here's another red car that I did and thankfully managed to get a nice smooth coat on this! Now all I need is to find the engine for this Revell 1/24 scale Monkeemobile:



Here's another crazy model I got from my brother's boss. It's the Revell 1/24 scale California Cruiser VW bus that I started to paint. I'm not doing the funky green color on this; rather I'm doing the white over blue color on the outside with a powder blue interior:



Finally there's a memory I'm building: the old 1/24 scale Mach 5 from Speed Racer! I got this painted white, and have done most of the interior. Time to move on with this one:





Last but not least, there is this 'horse' I also need to finish. This is the Monogram 1/72 scale Space Shuttle with Boosters. I have finally gotten a decent white on this and now I need to start masking it off and getting more detail paint on it:





Okay, that's my Modeling New Year's resolution: to finish at least half of those models listed above.

Now, I've shown you mine, you show me yours. Let's see who else wishes to join me here.


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2017 Modeler's New Year's Resolution Thread 17 Jan 2017 06:52 #4

You got a lot of work to do young man! :soldier
I told you photobucket sucks...



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2017 Modeler's New Year's Resolution Thread 17 Jan 2017 09:36 #5

I'll have to scrounge up some pics of my F-8.....which actually got some paint on the top side last week. :ohmy:
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1/72 Fujimi RF-4E Phantom II (Luftwaffe RG 51)

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2017 Modeler's New Year's Resolution Thread 17 Jan 2017 10:48 #6

ErnieS wrote:
Cool! If I can finish at least half my SOD kits I will be doing good! Hoping this will keep me inspired to finally get them finished and out of the way :thumbsup
Ernie

Ernie you slipped in while I was making my post. I do hope you get inspired to get some of your Shelf Queens finished; that's the purpose of this Thread. Post them here when you can; I'd love to see what you got going.

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You got a lot of work to do young man! :soldier

Yeah, this will keep me pretty busy this year..... :bgrin :good

helios wrote:
I'll have to scrounge up some pics of my F-8.....which actually got some paint on the top side last week. :ohmy:

Great! I'm looking forward to seeing it. I'm hoping to finish my F-8 Crusader sometime this week. All I need to do is add the landing gear, gear doors, weapons and fiddly bits; then remove the cockpit masking. Looking forward to seeing your Shelf Queen.


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2017 Modeler's New Year's Resolution Thread 17 Jan 2017 13:26 #7

Hi Duke, thanks. I will try to post up one tonight. I made an informal list the other day when you mentioned starting this, and off the top of my head I had 31 :blush: :blush: kits on it, covering most subjects. So I think I am just going to pick one at a time and go with it. Some have been packed away back in the basement and stuff so getting a group shot would take some work.....plus Mrs.S would not be happy seeing them dragged back out again :fencing
Now, partially, in my defense some of these kits were started as "busy work". I work second shift so when I get home sometimes Mrs.S wants to watch a movie or something so instead of disappearing off to the craft room I will grab a kit and sit there and glue the wings together etc. just to do "something" modeling related. Obviously it is not practical to grab out a 1/2 dozen bottles of paint, the Optivisor, etc. and try to detail a cockpit or whatever while I am watching a movie with her. But non the less, these kits have now been started and need to get finished up as well.
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2017 Modeler's New Year's Resolution Thread 17 Jan 2017 14:55 #8

Cool beans I have been working on a few shelf queens also I will post up a few pictures in a few days after the first week of a new school year and all the chaos that comes with that is finished.
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2017 Modeler's New Year's Resolution Thread 17 Jan 2017 16:31 #9

I will be adding a list shortly! :bgrin
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2017 Modeler's New Year's Resolution Thread 17 Jan 2017 18:34 #10

Ok here is a list of some of what I hope to finally finish off.

1/48 scale

MQ-9, He-100, J8M1, DFW Floh,P-40 with Kilmov engine conversion, Me-163, Me-163S,F-117,RF-80,P-51H,F-94C, Lightning T.4, Rare Bear air racher, Gnat, T-45,Me-109C

1/144

Yak-11 glider, A-319, 737-800, 757-200

1/350

I-400 sub, USS Thresher, Japanese Transport, HMS Ambercrombie

1/35
JSU-122, SdKfz 11 Late,Su-100/1, Guideline missile, pak gun, BergePanze IV (I think I started this??)

Misc

MPC Titan rocket, Hannabau flying saucer, Polar lights Star Trek Klingon ship

So, there ya have it, and sadly I am sure there is more lurking in the storage boxes in the basement ;) Oh well, we'll see if I can finally put a dent in some of these.
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2017 Modeler's New Year's Resolution Thread 18 Jan 2017 01:43 #11

DAMN THATS A BIG LIST!!!!! :woohoo:

I wont be adding a list I will just take one of my 11 or so shelfqueens at a time :fencing
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2017 Modeler's New Year's Resolution Thread 18 Jan 2017 02:17 #12

That is what I am going to do, take one at a time and try to get it done :side:
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