Author Topic: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds  (Read 311672 times)

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #775 on: May 22, 2024, 09:44:16 AM »
If not already mentioned, how about finish your oldest unfinished project? Just nobody get hurt digging around in the attic or basement!  :o
Iíve got one in mind. And if you finish the oldest project for the GB and want to do another just proceed to the second oldest, then third oldest, etc. Allowances made for shoddy memories like mine.

Is relevant to me.  Started Revell USS Olympia kitbash in 2009 or 2010.  As recall is maybe 1/3 built.  Have to dig to find it and survey.  Not 1/72 gunboat.  Was building to pass as modernized for WW2 in OOB scale.  Challenge is to find it.  This type GB is reason to get back to it.

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #776 on: May 22, 2024, 10:53:04 AM »
Sounds interesting!
Iíve got a M151 Jeep converted to an MRC-108 radio Jeep. Itís been around 30 years or more. It was the vehicle I used on active duty as a FAC. All it needs is antennas and various details added. Iíll try to paint up a figure to go with it that will represent me in my stud muffin days.

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #777 on: June 03, 2024, 04:29:02 PM »
Am cleaning up after large influx of boxes of parts from Model Rescue and the SR-90 build.
https://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=9822.msg218194#msg218194

Encountered couple of unfinished builds and reminded me of others.
Oldest is prior mentioned USS Olympia.
Others started in no particular order are: 
1/72 B-17 as next major version after B-17G. 
1/72 He-177 as post-war US modified to be six engine.
1/225 USS Oregon as 1/72 gunboat.
1/600 Moscow/Moskva as 1/72 gunboat & transport.
1/210 USS Monitor as 1/72 gunboat.
1/72 B-10 modernized as cruise missile carrier for 80s 90s with reduced radar cross section.
1/72 C-45 turboprop.

Group build or not probably get back to couple these before starting something new.

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #778 on: June 09, 2024, 01:44:11 AM »
With all the interest in F-16s of late, it reaching its 50th birthday and GLanini's wonderful Profiles for inspiration, what about a F-16 GB?



a lot of possibilities!  :D
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #779 on: June 09, 2024, 02:06:40 AM »
1/600 Moscow/Moskva as 1/72 gunboat & transport.

Or submarine, but that's too close to RW...

1/210 USS Monitor as 1/72 gunboat.

It would look great as a brown water/riverine monitor.


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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #780 on: June 09, 2024, 02:42:50 AM »

Or submarine, but that's too close to RW...


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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #781 on: June 10, 2024, 02:07:33 PM »
Found basic Moscow.  Know there are subassembly type parts around here.  Will take some looking.
Found Monitor and is further along than I recalled.  Would say 80+% done.  Yes, good for brown water/riverine and usually mild archipelago waters.
USS Oregon though much more complex is at similar point to the Monitor.