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EHAM0624
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Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Joined: January 27, 2014
KitMaker: 161 posts
AeroScale: 64 posts
Posted: Tuesday, March 07, 2017 - 10:54 AM GMT+7
I guess i need to open the box some time and kits need to be built, so here we go
c4willy
#305
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Joined: February 01, 2006
KitMaker: 1,313 posts
AeroScale: 1,162 posts
Posted: Sunday, March 05, 2017 - 06:36 PM GMT+7
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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Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Joined: January 27, 2014
KitMaker: 161 posts
AeroScale: 64 posts
Posted: Sunday, March 05, 2017 - 08:37 AM GMT+7
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
#305
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Joined: February 01, 2006
KitMaker: 1,313 posts
AeroScale: 1,162 posts
Posted: Saturday, March 04, 2017 - 01:34 PM GMT+7
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.
GazzaS
#424
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: April 23, 2015
KitMaker: 3,025 posts
AeroScale: 1,625 posts
Posted: Saturday, March 04, 2017 - 11:52 AM GMT+7
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
iflytb20
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Kerala, India / भारत
Joined: August 25, 2009
KitMaker: 253 posts
AeroScale: 173 posts
Posted: Saturday, March 04, 2017 - 08:26 AM GMT+7
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



c4willy
#305
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Joined: February 01, 2006
KitMaker: 1,313 posts
AeroScale: 1,162 posts
Posted: Friday, March 03, 2017 - 07:32 AM GMT+7
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.
LinusB
#462
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: March 21, 2016
KitMaker: 178 posts
AeroScale: 82 posts
Posted: Thursday, March 02, 2017 - 09:29 PM GMT+7
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.



GazzaS
#424
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: April 23, 2015
KitMaker: 3,025 posts
AeroScale: 1,625 posts
Posted: Wednesday, March 01, 2017 - 04:21 PM GMT+7
Finally at the paint shop:





More in a coup'la days.

Gaz
GazzaS
#424
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: April 23, 2015
KitMaker: 3,025 posts
AeroScale: 1,625 posts
Posted: Monday, February 27, 2017 - 11:02 AM GMT+7
Somebody did a blog on this kit a year or so ago. I think the whole engine and cowl area were really bad.
BoiseBlade
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Idaho, United States
Joined: February 28, 2014
KitMaker: 329 posts
AeroScale: 238 posts
Posted: Monday, February 27, 2017 - 09:48 AM GMT+7
Welcome Lars!
Great to see the 1/48 IMAM. I hope your engine cowls are not deformed like mine were.............
c4willy
#305
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Joined: February 01, 2006
KitMaker: 1,313 posts
AeroScale: 1,162 posts
Posted: Monday, February 27, 2017 - 06:48 AM GMT+7
Sure thing Brent we want to encourage the completion of kits and you still have quite a ways to go welcome aboard!
North4003
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Kentucky, United States
Joined: August 01, 2012
KitMaker: 866 posts
AeroScale: 384 posts
Posted: Monday, February 27, 2017 - 05:52 AM GMT+7
This is the current state of my SMER kit. Can I use it for this campaign?
GazzaS
#424
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: April 23, 2015
KitMaker: 3,025 posts
AeroScale: 1,625 posts
Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 06:34 PM GMT+7
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
c4willy
#305
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Joined: February 01, 2006
KitMaker: 1,313 posts
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Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 05:37 PM GMT+7
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
#424
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: April 23, 2015
KitMaker: 3,025 posts
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Posted: Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 01:37 PM GMT+7
Hey everyone,
Getting a little further on with the Sagittario build. Here are some pics with words:







Thanks for looking!

Gaz
c4willy
#305
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Joined: February 01, 2006
KitMaker: 1,313 posts
AeroScale: 1,162 posts
Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017 - 02:39 PM GMT+7
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.
Tazoslo
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Oslo, Norway
Joined: October 29, 2007
KitMaker: 58 posts
AeroScale: 3 posts
Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017 - 07:37 AM GMT+7
Late entry here, but its the time of the year where the family (HER family ;-) ) take a week in a cabin in the mountains. With 6 adults, 6 kids and 3 dogs I need something to keep sane. I have the last 3 years taken a kit with we. Now I had my day as a builder about 25 years ago, and I have been wanting to get into it again several times, but just dont have the time.

Last year somehting finaly hit me, I could enter the build into a campaign so I found a build that suited a campaign. I went of armor since that is what I like the best to build. But when you are sitting in a mountain cabin, with just the basic tools and paints, those last 10% of the build is a pain. all those fiddely parts that you have to paint and fit on the outside of the hull. I just lost the interest right before the finish line.

So this year I am going for a plane, no fiddely parts Had a Thunderbolt in the stash that I could use in the ETO campaign, and a Sm.79 Sparviero that could go into this campaign, but i wanted to save them for a build with all the workings. However was going to sacrifice the Thunderbolt and drove to the LHS to buy some missing paint. Had a look at the what was on offer, and found the shelfwarmer under. That was excactely the thing I would like to do. UNFORTUNATELY, when I came home, i saw that Jeff had almost the same kit, a bit of a bummer

But what the heck I am going for it. We are leaving for the cabin tomorrow morning, and the build will be done before next Saturday. It will be strictly OOB, with just brush painting and maybe some wash (just have to find some thinner). Will update once each night until its finished.

c4willy
#305
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Joined: February 01, 2006
KitMaker: 1,313 posts
AeroScale: 1,162 posts
Posted: Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 06:48 AM GMT+7
Niccceee Phil! I actually have a lot of time for Supermodel kits they may be an older mould but the detail is usually good and the subjects aren't often catered for. Great to have you on board!
phumbles
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Australia
Joined: June 14, 2013
KitMaker: 77 posts
AeroScale: 76 posts
Posted: Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 10:28 PM GMT+7
Hi everyone this will be my contribution
GazzaS
#424
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: April 23, 2015
KitMaker: 3,025 posts
AeroScale: 1,625 posts
Posted: Tuesday, February 07, 2017 - 07:07 PM GMT+7
Linus,
That's some nice detail on your P-39.

Gaz
LinusB
#462
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: March 21, 2016
KitMaker: 178 posts
AeroScale: 82 posts
Posted: Tuesday, February 07, 2017 - 03:28 PM GMT+7

Quoted Text

Linus that looks fantastic love the detail! Hows the kit going together? I've not actually seen this kit but it looks like something I'd build.



Hey Chris

It is going together well but in the hands of a more experienced modeller it would look fantastic.

First fit issue I have had is when I have attached the wings and was left with a large gap at the joins.





Nothing a little putty can't fix!
c4willy
#305
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Joined: February 01, 2006
KitMaker: 1,313 posts
AeroScale: 1,162 posts
Posted: Monday, February 06, 2017 - 09:16 PM GMT+7
Linus that looks fantastic love the detail! Hows the kit going together? I've not actually seen this kit but it looks like something I'd build.
BoiseBlade
#0
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Idaho, United States
Joined: February 28, 2014
KitMaker: 329 posts
AeroScale: 238 posts
Posted: Monday, February 06, 2017 - 07:14 AM GMT+7
Hey GAZ!

Looking good, nice choice........

Forza Italia!
LinusB
#462
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: March 21, 2016
KitMaker: 178 posts
AeroScale: 82 posts
Posted: Sunday, February 05, 2017 - 11:17 PM GMT+7
Progress on my P39.