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OFFICIAL: China-Burma-India Campaign
simonn
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Australia
Joined: October 15, 2016
KitMaker: 62 posts
AeroScale: 36 posts
Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2017 - 10:03 AM GMT+7
There's four great looking models on the previous page. All of them finished to a high standard and each one done in a different way. Well done Oliver, Chris, Sal and Robert Jan.

Simon.
SHAKY962
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Joined: May 21, 2012
KitMaker: 623 posts
AeroScale: 194 posts
Posted: Monday, March 13, 2017 - 12:12 AM GMT+7
A few update
Antilles
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: March 22, 2015
KitMaker: 410 posts
AeroScale: 398 posts
Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 03:40 AM GMT+7
Sal: Nice finish on Your Hawk! Congrats!

Simonn: Thank´s for watching. I am glad You like it!

Jose: Good progress! With this camo Your kit will turn out very nice!

Oliver
SpeedyJ
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Bangkok, Thailand / ไทย
Joined: September 17, 2013
KitMaker: 604 posts
AeroScale: 138 posts
Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 01:31 AM GMT+7
Hit the fear. Did my canopy, first time with the masking and airbrush. Very happy so far with the results. A two weeks coming to finish.



Kind regards,

Robert Jan
SpeedyJ
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Bangkok, Thailand / ไทย
Joined: September 17, 2013
KitMaker: 604 posts
AeroScale: 138 posts
Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 01:42 AM GMT+7
Some more pictures. The wood in the back I picked up at a night market near Bangkok. I've got 3 build coming up with the same theme. First focus is to fix the wing extensions and last details on the cockpit.




Two weeks is my goal, leaves some space for other building

SHAKY962
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Joined: May 21, 2012
KitMaker: 623 posts
AeroScale: 194 posts
Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 05:03 AM GMT+7
@Oliver, thanks!!!!
@Jan, your model is fantastic!!! I love it!!!!
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
Joined: September 22, 2016
KitMaker: 39 posts
AeroScale: 33 posts
Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 10:27 AM GMT+7
My first project for this campaign is a P-47D.

I've opted for the box JUGS IN ITALY from eduard and decals from Xtradecals ( X48115-Yanks with Roundels Part 4 Republic P-47D Thunderbolt in RAF/SEAC).

CBI-1 by RhinoSpit

First step: i've cleanend and primed the cockpit tube:
CBI-2 by RhinoSpit
LinusB
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: March 21, 2016
KitMaker: 163 posts
AeroScale: 73 posts
Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 09:44 PM GMT+7
My Jug to date:

SpeedyJ
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Bangkok, Thailand / ไทย
Joined: September 17, 2013
KitMaker: 604 posts
AeroScale: 138 posts
Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 01:55 AM GMT+7
Thank you Jose. It's been a long time I actually will be able to finish build. Moving to Asia had some aspects I did not for see at all. Thai don't have hobbies, except for eating
Next two weeks for finishing and touch ups.
Rest of all campaigners, nice builds so far I have seen.

goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
Joined: October 12, 2008
KitMaker: 432 posts
AeroScale: 418 posts
Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 02:23 AM GMT+7
Robert Jan A really crackin' build! Awesome chipping and weathering job. Now the canopy looks a bit too new.
Thomas
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 2,613 posts
AeroScale: 1,839 posts
Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 02:40 AM GMT+7
Beautiful job Robert Jan!

Michael
SpeedyJ
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Bangkok, Thailand / ไทย
Joined: September 17, 2013
KitMaker: 604 posts
AeroScale: 138 posts
Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 12:48 PM GMT+7
Thanks for the compliments, but it's still a work in progress.

nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
Joined: May 23, 2011
KitMaker: 616 posts
AeroScale: 146 posts
Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 01:47 AM GMT+7
Hi all,

many good things arpound there since the last day i came !

SpeedyJ: i really love what you've done to wear out yours !

Well, here are my progress on my P-40, it's close to end, some more pics will be avalaible soon (weathering near to be finished)









cheers
nico
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
Joined: September 22, 2016
KitMaker: 39 posts
AeroScale: 33 posts
Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 09:09 AM GMT+7
Progress on my P-47D:

The wheels:

CBI-4

The propeller:
CBI-5

Base color for the cockpit:
CBI-3
Pave-Hawk
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: May 05, 2006
KitMaker: 544 posts
AeroScale: 82 posts
Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 07:28 PM GMT+7
Well I have kind of made a start on my Spitfire.
I am building both Eduard spitfires from the combo kit together as part of this and the ETO campaign, and have started a build log here.
Pave-Hawk
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: May 05, 2006
KitMaker: 544 posts
AeroScale: 82 posts
Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 08:52 PM GMT+7
My spitfire builds have begun







I will throw an occasional post in the campaign thread after this, updating progress, but my build thread will contain pretty much everything I do.
Pave-Hawk
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: May 05, 2006
KitMaker: 544 posts
AeroScale: 82 posts
Posted: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 01:24 PM GMT+7

Spitfire Cockpit is completed and ready to install in fuselage.




Seen here with it's ETO campaign brother:

bomber14
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: February 02, 2015
KitMaker: 148 posts
AeroScale: 140 posts
Posted: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 03:53 PM GMT+7
some great builds so far here. robert jan nice chipping job i would like to know how you did it.

my progress has been slow. in fact i was thinking of dropping out because i didn't like how the build was going. the old revell p-40 kit was/is giving me some trouble but i decided to pick it up again. i have made some progress
i swapped out the kit cockpit for a legend pit.i removed the molded in shoulder harness from the seat as you can see since the p-36 and early p-40's didn;t have them



i also boxed in the wheel wells and added some structure.
can anyone tell me what color paint should the wheel wells for this craft should be? interior green, zinc chromate yellow, or british interior grey green like i painted the cockpit? i need to paint them first before the camo.
also as you can see in the photos i have quite a gap at the wing root. i am going tofill it with some strip plastic and then i plan to use either mr dissolved putty or mr surfacer 500 to smooth it out. for those of you who use these what do you all use to clean up the excess? obviously lacquer thinner is no good since it will melt the plastic. i tried rubbing alcohol and nail polish remover with not much success.

thanks for any help- joe
bomber14
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: February 02, 2015
KitMaker: 148 posts
AeroScale: 140 posts
Posted: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 04:00 PM GMT+7
forgot the wheel well photo
john41492
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Georgia, United States
Joined: July 20, 2015
KitMaker: 83 posts
AeroScale: 72 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 02:20 PM GMT+7
Hi all,

I've been watching from the sidelines since this campaign started and I must say that there are some nice builds here! It also seems that the Japanese are a little underrepresented. So I'm tossing my hat in the ring with Hasegawa's 1/48 KI-27. Planning to do one that spent some time in Malaya.

The kit is from the molds created by Mania and is quite a nice kit still. Hasegawa bought the molds and true to their form has made many reissues. I have a True Details cockpit set, but may hold off on using it for this one. Depends how the seat and instruments turn out. I also plan to use a Squadron canopy to open things up.



I plan to do it in field applied camouflage, and paint the insignia as well...



With a low parts count and some good research I'm pretty optimistic on the outcome!
TmHippo
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United States
Joined: July 28, 2016
KitMaker: 42 posts
AeroScale: 42 posts
Posted: Friday, April 14, 2017 - 12:37 PM GMT+7
Hello Fellow Modeler's

I will throw my hat into another air campaign ( this time I will be sure to upload the photos into the campaign folder!!! I fail to do that on the four campaign 😁 Lesson learned )
Well, for this one I will do a Japanese Nakajima Ki43I Hayabusa ( Oscar) flown by the ace Msgt Satoshi Ababuki the highest scoring Oscar polit!
This particular plane was also flown by Lt Shigeru Nakazaki.
Both pilots belonged to the 50th Sentai, 3rd Chutai , stationed i Toungoo Burma January 1943.
This aircraft was also named " Fubuki" ( snowstorm)

BoiseBlade
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Idaho, United States
Joined: February 28, 2014
KitMaker: 326 posts
AeroScale: 238 posts
Posted: Friday, April 14, 2017 - 02:53 PM GMT+7
While looking for something for the ETO western front campaign I ran across this in one of my garage cabinets.
I did not even remember having this one.
So I am joining in with this doing it with Burma markings.
bomber14
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: February 02, 2015
KitMaker: 148 posts
AeroScale: 140 posts
Posted: Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 03:38 AM GMT+7
i didn't get a response so if i may i will repeat my request
first does anyone know what color should the AVG p-40b wheel wells should be? can't find any photos or documentation. also if any of you out there use mr dissolved putty or mr surfacer 500 to fill wing roots and seams what do you use to clean up the excess around the join with out damage to the plastic? i tried nailpolish remover and rubbing alcohol.

thanks- joe
goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
Joined: October 12, 2008
KitMaker: 432 posts
AeroScale: 418 posts
Posted: Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 04:20 AM GMT+7

Quoted Text

i didn't get a response so if i may i will repeat my request
first does anyone know what color should the AVG p-40b wheel wells should be? can't find any photos or documentation. also if any of you out there use mr dissolved putty or mr surfacer 500 to fill wing roots and seams what do you use to clean up the excess around the join with out damage to the plastic? i tried nailpolish remover and rubbing alcohol.

thanks- joe



Joe, try enamel/laquer thinner (while it is fresh) - but once the putty/surfacer dried hard normally it's impossible to remove with a solvent. For the wheel wells of a P-40 I'm not sure but should be the same color as the whole underside/-carriage.
Thomas

btw: nice work on that ancient kit, you are going to overcome the issues...
c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Joined: February 01, 2006
KitMaker: 1,291 posts
AeroScale: 1,140 posts
Posted: Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 02:39 PM GMT+7
I'm officially calling this one done! I've put the finishing touches on her and she looks more or less like I envisioned. Here a few pics of her now to put some up in the gallery.