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c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017 - 02:39 PM UTC
Lars welcome! Glad to have you on board. It doesn't hurt to have two of one aircraft in the campaign as you'll both approach it differently. Besides yours is 1/48 and Jeff's is 1/72 I'm interested in seeing which camo scheme you opt for and how you work with alllllll that resin.
GazzaS
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 01:37 PM UTC
Hey everyone,
Getting a little further on with the Sagittario build. Here are some pics with words:







Thanks for looking!

Gaz
c4willy
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Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 05:37 PM UTC
Looking good Gazza! I usually replace the prop shaft with brass and aluminium tube, the brass fitting inside the aluminium. Works pretty well and it's more resilient than the plastic offering.
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 06:34 PM UTC
Chris,
Great idea! Too bad I've already glued the prop on. The propeller boss didn't have a base anyway. It's just a hollow cone.

I just finished priming it...black.

Gaz
North4003
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Kentucky, United States
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Posted: Monday, February 27, 2017 - 05:52 AM UTC
This is the current state of my SMER kit. Can I use it for this campaign?
c4willy
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Posted: Monday, February 27, 2017 - 06:48 AM UTC
Sure thing Brent we want to encourage the completion of kits and you still have quite a ways to go welcome aboard!
BoiseBlade
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Idaho, United States
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Posted: Monday, February 27, 2017 - 09:48 AM UTC
Welcome Lars!
Great to see the 1/48 IMAM. I hope your engine cowls are not deformed like mine were.............
GazzaS
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Posted: Monday, February 27, 2017 - 11:02 AM UTC
Somebody did a blog on this kit a year or so ago. I think the whole engine and cowl area were really bad.
GazzaS
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Posted: Wednesday, March 01, 2017 - 04:21 PM UTC
Finally at the paint shop:





More in a coup'la days.

Gaz
LinusB
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Thursday, March 02, 2017 - 09:29 PM UTC
Had a bit of a disaster with the P39. Had a shelf collapse over where I had it sitting

So moving on I have picked this up cheap; Special Hobby's 1/48 Fiat G.55 Centauro. An impressive aircraft by all accounts.



c4willy
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Posted: Friday, March 03, 2017 - 07:32 AM UTC
Well that positively sucks Linus! Sorry to hear about your shelving mishap. I thought I was the only one that had stuff knocked off walls? LOL The G.55 will be a most welcome addition to the campaign I look forward to your build.
iflytb20
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Kerala, India / भारत
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Posted: Saturday, March 04, 2017 - 08:26 AM UTC
This will be my entry for the GB. Picked it up for 5$ and thought it was a great bargain. And boy was I wrong....flash, gaps, broken parts, broken AND missing parts

So this build would be more of a test - of my patience. Lets see how long I last before I reach for the hammer



GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, March 04, 2017 - 11:52 AM UTC
Raj,
You're a brave man. Landing gear parts can be replaced by a base. Other parts...might doom a build.

I wish you luck!

Gaz
c4willy
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Posted: Saturday, March 04, 2017 - 01:34 PM UTC
Hi Raj you can do it! Not an easy kit as it's aged it has developed issues but then haven't we all?? Look forward to your build well at least till the hammer falls.
EHAM0624
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Posted: Sunday, March 05, 2017 - 08:37 AM UTC
Hi,

I waited to long but seeing lars, Linus and Raj I'm tempted also to pop open my 1/48 Macchi C.202 Folgore box but i'm not sure to make the deadline as i'm easly distracted, maybe early request but any change of a extension (if needed), Thanks
c4willy
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Posted: Sunday, March 05, 2017 - 06:36 PM UTC
Hi Jan an extension is certainly a probability we have a little over three weeks left to run. Your kit would be a welcome addition to the campaign we'll ask the question of Michael closer to the time. So please hop on board and get a building!
EHAM0624
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Posted: Tuesday, March 07, 2017 - 10:54 AM UTC
I guess i need to open the box some time and kits need to be built, so here we go
c4willy
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Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2017 - 07:13 AM UTC
Hi Jan looks really good! What's the base kit? Is it one of Eduards own or is it Italeri's or Tamiya's?
EHAM0624
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Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2017 - 07:57 AM UTC
Hi Chris,

It's a Hasegawa mold, i must say i think it's a bit soft detail. Eduard gets it stuff literally from anywhere.

BoiseBlade
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Idaho, United States
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Posted: Thursday, March 09, 2017 - 03:53 PM UTC
Well after about a month of life work to pay some bills. I am back to my Ro.57.
I decided to try a different painting style. I sprayed the primer, pre-shaded and then base coat of Italian sand. Instead of masking I decided to try using 3M Poster tack. I made small balls and applied them to the model then change their shape. I hope that when I then applied the Verde Mimetico II it would give softer edges and I would save some time no having to hand airbrush.
This is where I am at now.


GazzaS
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Posted: Thursday, March 09, 2017 - 04:10 PM UTC
Jeff,
That's gonna look cool. I'm hoping some day to master the smoke ring camo without decals.

Gaz
GazzaS
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Posted: Thursday, March 09, 2017 - 08:24 PM UTC
Hi all,
This model is one of those where everything goes wrong. Even to a giant bead of sweat rolling from my forehead onto the model while I'm airbrushing it.

But. I. Will. Finish. It.

Some painting. My color modulation on top didn't go so well.



I really like how the ubiquitous white band offsets the dark Oliva Scuro 2. So, I added a bit on the propeller boss.



Now for details, decals, and weathering.

Gaz
c4willy
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Posted: Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 09:33 AM UTC
Still a good looking model Gaz, you could always modulate the paint after the fact like I did. I can't wait to see what you do with it buddy! Love the airframe you chose even if the kit was something of a devil to build and detail.
BoiseBlade
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Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 01:02 PM UTC
Gaz,

Even with all the problems it looks like it's coming along really well.



Here is where I am at now.
Just need to clear coat and decal next.

I saw over on STORMO website they call this camouflage "poached eggs" scheme.


GazzaS
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Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 06:06 PM UTC
Jeff,
That looks awesome. Too bad the Italians didn't catch on to powerful engines until it was too late.

Gaz