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Pave-Hawk
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: May 05, 2006
KitMaker: 605 posts
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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2017 - 11:01 PM GMT+7
Made a start on my spitfire.
I have gotten as far as reading through the instructions and highlighting the specific option parts I need to use for my chosen scheme.
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 2,718 posts
AeroScale: 1,921 posts
Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 01:14 AM GMT+7
Glad to see lots of great work going on here. This campaign seems to have touched a nerve! Don't forget there will be follow-ons to include all the different theaters of WWII, starting with the Western Front/ETO tomorrow!

Michael
PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
Joined: October 01, 2016
KitMaker: 80 posts
AeroScale: 51 posts
Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 06:49 AM GMT+7
Some progress since last update:



Green colour, touching up, decals, weathering, etc missing. But so far no major mishaps.
nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
Joined: May 23, 2011
KitMaker: 616 posts
AeroScale: 146 posts
Posted: Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 07:54 PM GMT+7
Hi all,

very good works around there !

Here is my progress on my P-40 :







Cheers
nico
Antilles
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: March 22, 2015
KitMaker: 464 posts
AeroScale: 448 posts
Posted: Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 11:13 AM GMT+7
Hello fellow modelers!
Very nice work is going on here.

Thomas: Here is one picture of the cowling shape. Not 100 %, but it is okay for me.


I found some time to do some work on my mohawk. So this is the progress for now.



Next will be the landing gear. This is not correct for a mohawk. Let´s see what can be done!

Oliver
goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
Joined: October 12, 2008
KitMaker: 482 posts
AeroScale: 468 posts
Posted: Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 06:42 PM GMT+7
Very nice work, Oliver!
Well done on the modification with the cowling and it looks even better with all the paint on. Camo, paint job and decals looking great. Already a beautiful eye-catcher! Are you sure about the MLG? Maybe also the exhausts should be different, but so what on both. Awaiting the rollout...
Thomas
Antilles
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: March 22, 2015
KitMaker: 464 posts
AeroScale: 448 posts
Posted: Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 09:22 PM GMT+7
Hallo Thomas,
thank´s for the kind words. Concerning the MLG, most pictures of the CBI theatre show, that the cover of the wheels were cut. Probably too avoid to much dirt accumulation.
Additionally, there should be two secondary struts of the gear.

Not sure, if I can fix this, but I will give it a try.

Concerning the exhausts, You are unfortunately right . They should protrude more.


But, I have no clue, how to correct this. Any clues welcome!

Oliver
simonn
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Australia
Joined: October 15, 2016
KitMaker: 62 posts
AeroScale: 36 posts
Posted: Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 10:42 PM GMT+7
Hi

I've managed to get the interior of the Lysander finished and the fuselage together. Working on a few small sub assemblies now.



As you can see, elegant she is not.



Cheers

Simon
goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
Joined: October 12, 2008
KitMaker: 482 posts
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Posted: Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 11:11 PM GMT+7
Nice progress and a well done pit, Simon!
The partially assembled shape of the Lysander looks pretty funny, like a kind of an egg-plane ...
Thomas
rdt1953
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: February 06, 2015
KitMaker: 668 posts
AeroScale: 605 posts
Posted: Sunday, February 05, 2017 - 01:42 AM GMT+7
Oliver -
Your Mohawk is looking very nice ! The cowling /engine graft turned out well.
Regarding the exhaust- drilling out the kit exhaust at an angle and inserting brass or aluminum tubing of the appropriate length should be an easy fix .

Cheers - Richard
Antilles
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: March 22, 2015
KitMaker: 464 posts
AeroScale: 448 posts
Posted: Sunday, February 05, 2017 - 04:11 AM GMT+7

Quoted Text

Oliver -
Your Mohawk is looking very nice ! The cowling /engine graft turned out well.
Regarding the exhaust- drilling out the kit exhaust at an angle and inserting brass or aluminum tubing of the appropriate length should be an easy fix .

Cheers - Richard



Thank's a lot for the clue. I will try this Richard!

Oliver
c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Joined: February 01, 2006
KitMaker: 1,340 posts
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Posted: Sunday, February 05, 2017 - 11:28 AM GMT+7
Moving along with my build while I wait for the I.P to arrive. I've started work on the wings I'm going to be adding some replacement barrels as the kit parts are just vague blobs. I've also added some of the kit provided cockpit details.









rdt1953
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: February 06, 2015
KitMaker: 668 posts
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Posted: Sunday, February 05, 2017 - 11:47 AM GMT+7
Looking good Chris ! I built this kit myself half a lifetime ago !
,,,,, Richard
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
KitMaker: 4,328 posts
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Posted: Sunday, February 05, 2017 - 05:55 PM GMT+7
Chris, is that 1/48? The cockpit looks really detailed.

I applied some silver before I spray the upper with JA Green.

c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Joined: February 01, 2006
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Posted: Sunday, February 05, 2017 - 09:08 PM GMT+7
@Richard:- It is a really nice kit to build just a little light on details but it's easy to add detail to it. I quite like it's simplicity as the PCM Hurricane is quite labour intensive.

@Bob:- Actually Bob it's Hasegawa's 1/32 scale old mould Zero I'm just adding a few extra details to it and updating those things that just aren't a good representation of the part, specifically the seat, I.P. and armament.

I quite like the landing gear it locks into place and sets up at the right angle. I've added the new barrels and it's all just conjecture as I'm not 100% sure where the barrels sit. And as I said it's all lined up with the MkI eyeball.

















LinusB
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: March 21, 2016
KitMaker: 199 posts
AeroScale: 86 posts
Posted: Sunday, February 05, 2017 - 11:13 PM GMT+7
Hi all am starting my P-47D





Antilles
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: March 22, 2015
KitMaker: 464 posts
AeroScale: 448 posts
Posted: Thursday, February 09, 2017 - 03:30 AM GMT+7
Bob:
Your Hayabusa looks very sportive in his metal gear! Like it!

Chris:
The additional brass cannons are really nice! Truly an eyecatcher!

Simon:
Nice progress on Your kit. Looking at Your Lysander I remember the one, I build as a kid from Matchbox. Maybe I have to buy the Eduard one .

Thanks to Richard and Thomas the exhausts have been changed. I drilled up the exhaust and just used some PE from cotton swabs, that were bend and cut to shape.



The surface was enhanced by some post-shading.



Oliver
Lakota
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New Mexico, United States
Joined: November 17, 2008
KitMaker: 714 posts
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Posted: Thursday, February 09, 2017 - 02:22 PM GMT+7
Oliver: Wow! That post shading looks great. I've always been to chicken to try it. Keep up the good work, I'm enjoying watching your build.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
KitMaker: 4,328 posts
AeroScale: 2,185 posts
Posted: Thursday, February 09, 2017 - 07:25 PM GMT+7

Quoted Text

Oliver: Wow! That post shading looks great. I've always been to chicken to try it. Keep up the good work, I'm enjoying watching your build.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"



I agree with LAKOTA, really nice job Oliver.

Bob
goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
Joined: October 12, 2008
KitMaker: 482 posts
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Posted: Friday, February 10, 2017 - 02:14 AM GMT+7

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I agree with LAKOTA, really nice job Oliver.



I'll second that! Great job on the shading and especially on the exausts. Cotton-bud sticks are always ueful and every build should at least have a part somewhere
Mine (streched) is the fin-capacitor for the aerial on the Hawk75.

Thomas
bomber14
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: February 02, 2015
KitMaker: 157 posts
AeroScale: 146 posts
Posted: Friday, February 10, 2017 - 08:11 AM GMT+7

Quoted Text

Hello fellow modelers!
Very nice work is going on here.

Thomas: Here is one picture of the cowling shape. Not 100 %, but it is okay for me.


I found some time to do some work on my mohawk. So this is the progress for now.







Next will be the landing gear. This is not correct for a mohawk. Let´s see what can be done!


Oliver


oliver nice looking mohawk. i like the paint job and weathering. what paints/colors did you use? i am making an avg p-40 and like the shades of tan/green. i am interested especially in the underside. i know the p-40's were painted the us equivalent of british colors. some info i have found said the underside was a light grey as opposed to the british sky color

joe
EHAM0624
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Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Joined: January 27, 2014
KitMaker: 161 posts
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Posted: Friday, February 10, 2017 - 08:37 AM GMT+7

Do to a recent purchase of an Airfix Dakota i came in the possession of a decal set perfectly fitting for this campaign as such i went true the stash to find my other Dakota. So here we go with an Italeri 1/72 C-47



The Airfix will be used one day for IDF C-47 version of this beautiful aircraft

Before closing the hull i added some extra detailing and some cargo. The boxes are made from a wooden stick and aluminium tape.





That is it for now more to follow
c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Joined: February 01, 2006
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Posted: Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 06:21 PM GMT+7
My build marches on and I'm finally getting to a point where it actually looks like a Zero. I've got the cockpit assembled and in the fuselage. I had to fabricate the seat adjustment mechanism and mount the seat on it. The additional detail in the cockpit has paid off and it looks great. The wings and tail feathers are on however there were some gaps at the wing root and wing fuselage join so I packed this out with strips of plasticard. Came out fairly well there are a few gaps but they'll be easy to fill. Took a lot more time to do than describe but it's been fun ... so far.



















nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
Joined: May 23, 2011
KitMaker: 616 posts
AeroScale: 146 posts
Posted: Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 07:04 PM GMT+7
Hi all,

this campaign is coming along very nicely, great jobs so far !

Here are my progress pics, i finished the below paint work, added the riggs and canopy :









cheers
nico
SpeedyJ
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Bangkok, Thailand / ไทย
Joined: September 17, 2013
KitMaker: 649 posts
AeroScale: 139 posts
Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 10:57 PM GMT+7
Hello all. Great builds everyone so far. I'm having troubles with uploading photos from my location. So this a test. When not satisfying I will remove this.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=701196930052165&set=pcb.1788874824708670&type=3

Edit.

Whoop this works perfect for the time being. Make a big photo show tonight so my progress will be visible on a reasonable size to watch at.

Teaser...

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=700237936814731&set=pcb.1787946944801458&type=3

Cheers,

Robert Jan