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OFFICIAL: China-Burma-India Campaign
SpeedyJ
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Bangkok, Thailand / ไทย
Joined: September 17, 2013
KitMaker: 559 posts
AeroScale: 126 posts
Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 01:26 PM GMT+7
Hello. I'm trying to upload pictures to the campaign gallery for at least a couple of days now. All ok my laptop says, Do not see any picture.
How come?

Kind regards,

Robert Jan
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
KitMaker: 3,840 posts
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Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 03:09 AM GMT+7
Joe, here some photos of the putty off showing the soft line.


eMan
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Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
Joined: August 08, 2002
KitMaker: 787 posts
AeroScale: 216 posts
Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 11:36 PM GMT+7
Curtiss Hawk III progress update.


Pave-Hawk
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: May 05, 2006
KitMaker: 502 posts
AeroScale: 62 posts
Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 09:32 PM GMT+7
The ETO spit has taken a back seat while I finish of this fellow.
Unfortunately I had a minor disaster spraying the dark earth.

I over-thinned the paint by quite a margin and after I had gone back and fixed my ratios, ended up with some bad runs under the masking for the thin spray.



Hopefully not too much work to fix, but fixing it will need.
goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
Joined: October 12, 2008
KitMaker: 387 posts
AeroScale: 373 posts
Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 08:30 PM GMT+7
Finally a lot of action here - great work guys!

John: Beautiful build and first class paint job! Congrats for finishing

Bob: Pretty good progress! Looks already very nice and I'm sure you will make it in time with a top result.

Joe: Great job on the camo! Is there any evidence for that uncommon (?) scheme? Great work so far

Robert Jan: Just awesome!! Top-notch on that chipping and flaking effects on the colours. Love it, fantastic build - congrats for reaching the finish line!

Iain: Hurry up - well progressing! Concentrate on CBI and afterwards on ETO...

Thomas
john41492
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Georgia, United States
Joined: July 20, 2015
KitMaker: 71 posts
AeroScale: 60 posts
Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 02:25 PM GMT+7
Robert, I like it!

Bob, Iain, Joe and Jose, I like what I see, and believe that you'll all make it! This build has and is producing some nice ones!

I've wrapped mine up as well. Went to work on the topside and did the markings. While it turned out ok, I don't think I'll do the markings this way again.

I did the white for the markings which were Yellow, white and red. Masked and did the colors, and then did the camouflage, and finished the markings.

The white



Yellow stripes



A small war with the white command stripe.



Victory!



All areas masked and primed.



I did the camouflage using Tamiya Deep Green, Brown each lightened with some white, and my Olympos airbrush. I'm getting a much better handle on using it, and will admit that the 3 hour session seemed to fly by. This was a most enjoyable free hand experience!



Off came the masks and revealed minimal amount of touch up, all around the fuselage stripe. A mopping up exercise from the war before! At this time I also added the stylized 7's for the 77th Sentai, using mixed emerald green for the port side and a dark blue for the starboard. These are a bit hard to see on the background, though my research indicates that this how they did it.



Next I washed with a mix of darkened burnt umber with a bit more dish soap than I've used in the past, and this really allowed me to control the wash much better. My first attempt using Tamiya smoke for exhaust stains went a bit awry, but I was able to turn a run into an oil leak.



Finally the radio mast and off to the photo booth! I chose not to add an aerial wire as I plan to move this one with me.

So here it is, Captain Kuwabara's K-27B of the 77th Sentai after about day 2 of the invasion of Malaya. Shortly after this it was on to Burma to go up against the AVG. Hope you like it.








Thanks,

John
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 2,553 posts
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Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017 - 09:32 PM GMT+7
Nice, Robert Jan!

You can do it, Iain!

Michael
Pave-Hawk
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: May 05, 2006
KitMaker: 502 posts
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Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017 - 08:32 PM GMT+7
Finally got some colour on, hopefully I can still finish on time.


Just need to find time to mask, get the second colour on, and do decals!
SpeedyJ
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Bangkok, Thailand / ไทย
Joined: September 17, 2013
KitMaker: 559 posts
AeroScale: 126 posts
Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017 - 05:37 PM GMT+7
Final Pictures taken today.
Calling this one done.
Will post a selection into the gallery later this weekend.



Hope you all like it.

Kind regards,

Robert Jan

Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
KitMaker: 3,840 posts
AeroScale: 1,743 posts
Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017 - 11:35 AM GMT+7

Quoted Text

ok bob. it works well for hard line separation. i would like to give that poster putty a try. that gave you a soft blend line, right?

joe



Joe, the line was soft and I used the putty on the bottom at leading and trailing edges of the wing plus the tips and did not need to use as much tape for the middle and LG.

Bob
bomber14
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: February 02, 2015
KitMaker: 127 posts
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Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017 - 06:22 AM GMT+7
ok bob. it works well for hard line separation. i would like to give that poster putty a try. that gave you a soft blend line, right?

joe
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
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Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017 - 04:46 AM GMT+7
Joe, thanks I will try to find some and test it.

A little more progress on the Ki43




bomber14
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: February 02, 2015
KitMaker: 127 posts
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Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017 - 12:53 AM GMT+7
i'm sweating it too. i think i may have screwed up the canopy, as usual! not very good at canopies, still haven't mastered a method.

bob i used parafilm to mask the tiger. worked well but still had a little blow by.
i am not consistant with the a/b either. or should i say the mixing ratios.

jose you beau looks good. nice job on the camo.

joe
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
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Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 02:37 PM GMT+7
Jose, you are farther along than I am. You will make the deadline, I am sweating the decals and weathering myself.

Bob
SHAKY962
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Joined: May 21, 2012
KitMaker: 602 posts
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Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 02:29 PM GMT+7
@Bob and @Joe.....
me need to hurry up!!!!
Decals on in the Beaufighter...

Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
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Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 02:28 PM GMT+7
Joe, nice job on the paint. What are you using as a masking agent? I am still experimenting with Tamiya tape and just finally used some poster putty on the Ki43 and was surprised at how easy it was. Now to get the A/B to work consistently.
Anytime you want we let the two a/c have at, but the P-40 will win

Bob
bomber14
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: February 02, 2015
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Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 01:35 PM GMT+7
nice looking build so far bob.look forward to seeing it finished.
then maybe we can get a dog fight going between your and my build-lol

here's mine. this is not recent, i just finished decals yesterday and weathering tonight.
an old adversary to your build


just need to dull coat it and final assembly.
joe

Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
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Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 08:28 AM GMT+7
I think I used my A/B last year? Anyway the Ki43 is painted and awaiting to dry so I can spray some Future on.



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bomber14
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: February 02, 2015
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Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 05:54 AM GMT+7
i may need a couple extra days too, i will post a photo later. i have my p-40 painted. but need to decal and weather it.

joe
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
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Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 12:19 AM GMT+7

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Richard, thanks for the welcome back. It is time to get back to something that I love and it sure is good to feel better again.

Bob



You go Bob, you can do it!

Michael
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
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Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 01:44 PM GMT+7
Richard, thanks for the welcome back. It is time to get back to something that I love and it sure is good to feel better again.

Bob
rdt1953
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: February 06, 2015
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Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 01:32 PM GMT+7

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Well! With 8 days to go and no more of life’s hiccups in the way. I want to try and finish my Ki-43

Bob



Bob - Glad to see you back at it - I'll be looking for it !

Richard
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
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Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 01:28 PM GMT+7
Well! With 8 days to go and no more of life’s hiccups in the way. I want to try and finish my Ki-43

Bob
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
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Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017 - 12:08 AM GMT+7
Looking good Iain!

You can do it Eric! I do love the Hurri.

Michael