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OFFICIAL: R.A. Co-Belligerent A.F. Campaign
GazzaS
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 10:37 AM UTC
Raj,
Sweet looking SM 79! That paint scheme just looks awesome!

Gaz
c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 10:21 AM UTC
Fantastic work Raj! You've done the old Airfix kit proud! While the camo might not have been what you were after it look just awesome. I'm glad you enjoyed yourself and that you feel that the campaign was successful. I look forward to seeing you in my campaigns in the future.
iflytb20
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Kerala, India / भारत
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Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 06:47 AM UTC
And I'm done.....







Thanks a lot for the wonderful campaign. I really learned a lot while participating and look forward to see you all in other GBs. Cheers
c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 02:04 PM UTC
Alright gentlemen we're in the home stretch now just two weeks left to go. If you've completed your build please ensure you have a couple of pics of it up in the campaign gallery to ensure you're awarded your ribbon. For those of you nearing completion I have no doubt you'll get it done in time!
iflytb20
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Posted: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 06:25 AM UTC

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Still,
It loos pretty cool.




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Raj that camo looks great to me. Its going to be a nice looking bird when its finished.




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Raj,

Not sure why you wanted thinner stripes. That looks really good and pretty much inline with BW pics of A/C with that specific scheme.

It looks great! Can not wait to see finish product.
Your skill set is good, don't sell yourself short.




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Raj I agree with every bodies summation great looking camo job! Skill set looks to be just fine in my book! I've looked at various pics of this camo scheme and I must agree with Jeff it looks quite authentic. So while it may not have been what you were trying for it certainly works for me.



Gents

Thank you so much for your kind words. I was using the Osprey book for reference and the was trying .....



..... for this camo. That's where the desire for thinner stripes came in. But now this one has grown on me and I'm pretty chuffed about the finish. I finally figured out how to use my double action AB as a double action AB

Hope to finish it in the next few days. And this new found confidence (counting chickens a bit early perhaps) wants me to try new camouflages that I used to steer clear of earlier. Though I was contemplating using the reset device earlier, now I'm glad I hung in there

Please stay tuned for more updates.

Cheers
c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 08:04 AM UTC
Raj I agree with every bodies summation great looking camo job! Skill set looks to be just fine in my book! I've looked at various pics of this camo scheme and I must agree with Jeff it looks quite authentic. So while it may not have been what you were trying for it certainly works for me.
BoiseBlade
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Idaho, United States
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Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017 - 01:11 PM UTC
Raj,

Not sure why you wanted thinner stripes. That looks really good and pretty much inline with BW pics of A/C with that specific scheme.

It looks great! Can not wait to see finish product.
Your skill set is good, don't sell yourself short.
LinusB
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017 - 11:16 AM UTC

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Chris/Gary,

Thanks guys for the nice words. This was a fun build I got a lot of ideas for my next Italian A/C from the other builds here.

Although, Maybe we need an ANZAC campaign next.



Hey Jeff I love the finish on it, great looking aircraft.

ANZAC build would be great (ANZAC day is actually in two weeks time).

Raj that camo looks great to me. Its going to be a nice looking bird when its finished.
GazzaS
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017 - 11:00 AM UTC
Still,
It loos pretty cool.

Gaz
iflytb20
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Kerala, India / भारत
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Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017 - 09:05 AM UTC



Finally managed to get some paint on the Sparrow. I'm not really happy with the camouflage. Wanted a more narrower stripes but this was the best I could manage with my skill level. Guess I need more practice. Hope to finish it in the next few days.

Cheers
BoiseBlade
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Idaho, United States
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Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017 - 03:59 AM UTC
Chris/Gary,

Thanks guys for the nice words. This was a fun build I got a lot of ideas for my next Italian A/C from the other builds here.

Although, Maybe we need an ANZAC campaign next.
c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Friday, April 07, 2017 - 10:39 AM UTC
Love it Jeff! Your choice of brown stands out better than mine does. Love the kit and what you've done with it and the fact that it's braille scale makes it all the more impressive.
GazzaS
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Thursday, April 06, 2017 - 05:55 PM UTC
Jeff,
That looks great! Very impressive finish!

Gaz
BoiseBlade
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Idaho, United States
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Posted: Thursday, April 06, 2017 - 04:56 PM UTC
I finished off my Ro.57
Here are some pics.




Also, I am wondering if any one in the NW US is going to the Seattle show this month. I do not do many (a grand total of 4 since 2005, but since my son and his family live up there we are going to visit and I am thinking about going.

c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 07:53 AM UTC
Linus fantastic work on the G.55 I really like the camo and weathering elegant in it's simplicity! I know it's not what you had originally envisaged for the kit but it'll be a great addition to the gallery.

Hi Raj! Fantastic work there Raj your skill set seems just fine to me. Airfix's older kits are quite a challenge and I for one really hope they do a new mould of the SM.79 given their latest offerings it would no doubt be a stunner. looking forward to seeing how you fix the other issues!
LinusB
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 - 11:36 AM UTC
Raj

Nice work on the gap filling. I think I would have hit reset long ago!
iflytb20
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Kerala, India / भारत
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Posted: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 - 04:41 AM UTC
SO I managed to get some time on the bench. This kit is testing me dearly...it's pushing me to the limits of my (rather limited) modelling skills and my (even more limited) patience. I've lost count of the number of times i reached for the reset device but each time I forced myself to carry on.


The reset device in the upper left side of the table


Operation Gap Filling in progress

I've glued the wings after the last picture was taken and that has created some more gaps to be filled. I will be finishing it with all hatches closed as the sprue with all the weapons is also missing....along with one prop blase, one engine exhaust and one clear part.

I have some free time coming up in 2 days time and I hope to get the building part done and start on the painting part. I also have to finalise the camo. Till then
GazzaS
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Monday, April 03, 2017 - 02:30 PM UTC
Linus,
Looks good! Interesting to see what shade of olive you chose.

Gaz
LinusB
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Monday, April 03, 2017 - 11:51 AM UTC
I have completed my Centaur. It worked out ok but not as good as I had hoped. Here are some pics. I need to take more on a white background.







c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Sunday, April 02, 2017 - 09:22 AM UTC
My thanks Jeff! I like how your achieving the same scheme Jeff but in a much smaller scale!
BoiseBlade
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Idaho, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 08:02 AM UTC
Chris,


Great job! The Mc.200 Saetta came out very nice.
Love Italian camo.

Forza Italia!
LinusB
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 02:04 PM UTC
I was not aware of the extension Too late now, decals are half done.
c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 06:53 AM UTC
Hi Gaz and thanks! For a resin kit it had it's issue peculiar to the medium but I really liked the kit. I might look for some of the others in this series.

Hi Linus Are you aware of the 4 week extension provided by admin for this campaign? The G.55 looks awesome! Fiat had some really nice designs just let down by the lack of an engine with sufficient power.
GazzaS
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 08:48 PM UTC
Linus,
I really like the camo on your machine. I hope when you get it finished, we can see the final result.

Gaz
GazzaS
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 08:47 PM UTC
Chris,
Your Saetta looks great! You've done a great job on the camo and weathering.

Gaz