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Hanger Queen 7
MLD
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Vermont, United States
Joined: July 21, 2002
KitMaker: 3,172 posts
AeroScale: 361 posts
Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 07:30 AM GMT+7
I still cannot get the gallery to let me upload images.
Still trying, still getting kicked out.

"This page isn’t working

gallery3.kitmaker.net is currently unable to handle this request.
HTTP ERROR 500"
drabslab
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European Union
Joined: September 28, 2004
KitMaker: 1,894 posts
AeroScale: 1,463 posts
Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 05:54 AM GMT+7
Now here it is (at least when I won the fight with the kitmaker gallery)



It ended up on a shelf for several reasons:

> its a tail sitter and I should have checked this before glue-ing it together
> I found the kit on a hobby show, and it must have been 20 years old by then. Consequence the decals were as yellow as possibly could be.
> it is from SMEG, detail is "not prefect" which on its own already reduces the ambition to finalise it.

But hey, now I have new decals and I want it to stand next to my MIG-15.

I only have to figure out how to add more than 50 grams of lead to the front without ruining it completely.



Removed by original poster on 08/17/17 - 10:47:54 (GMT).
drabslab
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European Union
Joined: September 28, 2004
KitMaker: 1,894 posts
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Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 05:03 AM GMT+7
Some splendid results here and ... I enlisted as well to this campaign. The problem is... which plane am I going to finish?

Its not so much that I don't have a hangar queen, its having to many of them that makes it difficult to decide. In fact, I don't have only a hangar queen, I also have the King, The queens mother, a few princes and princesses, and half of the nobility on the shelf of shame.

Most of these models were confronted with some "difficulty" along the build varying from worthless decals to being put aside because I got bored with the model. Most of them are not very good kits to start with, which explains as well that they got cornered at some point.

But I must finish a few of these, not only because on 1 November I start building a B-52 in 1/48 scale for the "lost art" campaign and that will keep me busy for quite some time.

Now I need to decide which one comes fisrst
MLD
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Vermont, United States
Joined: July 21, 2002
KitMaker: 3,172 posts
AeroScale: 361 posts
Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 - 04:04 AM GMT+7
Another one bites the dust...



I was VERY pleasantly surprised that 20 yr old Bare Metal Foil under 3-4 layers of paint and topcoats still comes off clear parts and that 20++yr old Krystal Kleer is still up to holding them in place while the BMF is scraped off!

Pretty happy with the green tint to the upper windows. REALLY hope Kitty Hawk retools their D to 1/35. THAT would be a kit I would go to town on!

Off the shelf of shame and into the display case.
MLD
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Vermont, United States
Joined: July 21, 2002
KitMaker: 3,172 posts
AeroScale: 361 posts
Posted: Tuesday, August 01, 2017 - 01:57 PM GMT+7

progress warts and all.. probably a shelf queen for 20 yrs. Older than my son certainly.
Probably not going to build the DML weapons mount or fill the interior with figures, I'll hopefully wait for the 1/35 Kittyhawk kit, if it ever surfaces...

Add the tail rotor and antenna, fix the tail stinger and missing blade antenna, peel the BMF from the windows and clean them up... done by weeks end???
Zhivago
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Massachusetts, United States
Joined: December 02, 2014
KitMaker: 98 posts
AeroScale: 3 posts
Posted: Friday, July 28, 2017 - 01:21 AM GMT+7

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Now for another problem: Isn't there supposed to be an enlist button? I followed the link from page 1 ("enlist here") but I can't seem to enlist.



Hey Karl!

Are you logged in when you go the campaign enlist page? If you're not logged in, you won't be able to see the enlist button or enlist in the campaign.

Michael



Alrighty! Thanks, Mike. That was most likely the issue. In any case, I'm enlisting with the aforementioned Ilya Muromets. Pictures to follow shortly.
MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 2,669 posts
AeroScale: 1,886 posts
Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 11:42 PM GMT+7

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Now for another problem: Isn't there supposed to be an enlist button? I followed the link from page 1 ("enlist here") but I can't seem to enlist.



Hey Karl!

Are you logged in when you go the campaign enlist page? If you're not logged in, you won't be able to see the enlist button or enlist in the campaign.

Michael
MLD
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Vermont, United States
Joined: July 21, 2002
KitMaker: 3,172 posts
AeroScale: 361 posts
Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 01:13 PM GMT+7


Next up.. Panda's ancient ( horrible) UH 1D Huey..
Zhivago
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Massachusetts, United States
Joined: December 02, 2014
KitMaker: 98 posts
AeroScale: 3 posts
Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 04:32 AM GMT+7

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Hey, everyone. I'm working on a Heller Amiot 143 that is presently in the Unfinished Builds 2017 campaign. It was suggested that I enter it into this campaign (I've been "working" on it for the past couple of years on and (mostly) off. My question is this: is it cool to have one kit entered into 2 campaigns? If so, I'd like to join this one since it is definitely a hangar queen!



Hi again Karl, I think it was me over in UB who steered you over here.
Sorry, rules say one campaign per build, but if you are like me (us) and you've got a few more on the shelf of shame, bring them out and join the fun.

Mike



Thanks, Mike. I figured as much but thought I'd check. I do have an ICM Sikorsky Ilya Muromets bomber that I've occasionally worked on over the last year. I'll enlist that one here. Problem solved.

Now for another problem: Isn't there supposed to be an enlist button? I followed the link from page 1 ("enlist here") but I can't seem to enlist.
MLD
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Vermont, United States
Joined: July 21, 2002
KitMaker: 3,172 posts
AeroScale: 361 posts
Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 02:37 AM GMT+7
Walking the walk..
Off the shelf of shame (15+yrs..) and into the display case.

Revell of Germany's 1/72 Su-34 with Trumpeter, Hasegawa, ICM (??) and maybe DML weapons, Akan paint, and Begemot Su-27 family stencils.

I've lost track of when I actually started this kit. But it was back before Trumpeter was even a brand, much less making 1/72 ac. It sat stalled for a LONG time knowing I'd never match the funky blue green paint scheme. Then came the 'eggplant' scheme and Akan paints and it got a reprieve. I did not add the cockpit curtains, correct the length of the stinger, or scratch in the apu exhaust in the stinger.

But I will wait for the Trumpy kit to come down in price and take another run at this bird. This time in the blue/green scheme.

Now it's done and it is good to see that my skills have increased a lot since I started this kit, but I've still got a long way to go on 1/72 ac.





and... finally!


Next???...

I cant get the gallery to take the pics. I cleared out space in my account (deleted old pics) get pics selected, hit upload, briefly flash to the 'wait here and we'll take you to your pics' message and then get a 'page unavailable 500' error... Anyone else having this problem?
MLD
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Vermont, United States
Joined: July 21, 2002
KitMaker: 3,172 posts
AeroScale: 361 posts
Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 02:29 AM GMT+7

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Hey, everyone. I'm working on a Heller Amiot 143 that is presently in the Unfinished Builds 2017 campaign. It was suggested that I enter it into this campaign (I've been "working" on it for the past couple of years on and (mostly) off. My question is this: is it cool to have one kit entered into 2 campaigns? If so, I'd like to join this one since it is definitely a hangar queen!



Hi again Karl, I think it was me over in UB who steered you over here.
Sorry, rules say one campaign per build, but if you are like me (us) and you've got a few more on the shelf of shame, bring them out and join the fun.

Mike
Zhivago
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Massachusetts, United States
Joined: December 02, 2014
KitMaker: 98 posts
AeroScale: 3 posts
Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 01:13 AM GMT+7
Hey, everyone. I'm working on a Heller Amiot 143 that is presently in the Unfinished Builds 2017 campaign. It was suggested that I enter it into this campaign (I've been "working" on it for the past couple of years on and (mostly) off. My question is this: is it cool to have one kit entered into 2 campaigns? If so, I'd like to join this one since it is definitely a hangar queen!
MLD
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Vermont, United States
Joined: July 21, 2002
KitMaker: 3,172 posts
AeroScale: 361 posts
Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 05:32 AM GMT+7
We've got wheels and weapons.. probably not a 'realistic' loadout, but a sexy one..




Some paint touchups, remove the canopy mask, add the pitot and we're done!

Not a contest worthy build by any stretch of the immagination, given the level of my skills 10+yrs ago when I started the build, but it will look fine in the display case.
MLD
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Vermont, United States
Joined: July 21, 2002
KitMaker: 3,172 posts
AeroScale: 361 posts
Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 12:08 AM GMT+7

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Mike, that is a lot of decal stencils. Good luck.

I am trying to finish an Eduard F6F Hellcat Mk II and have been using IPMS Stockholm's color chart for FAA color comparisons. I use Tamiya mainly. the colors mentioned are XF-62, XF-63, and XF-71. I am questioning XF-63 for the grey, it looks too dark to me and wanted to get some advice.



Bob,
Thankfully the stencils are for both early and late flanker family members plus ordinance across the boards much of which I'm not using. Still, the Begemot decals are not for the faint of heart.
I'm not much of a fleet air arm expert. Generally the Stockholm color list is pretty good but Tamia paints are always the best match. Have you tried asking over on the aircraft resource center forums?
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
KitMaker: 4,259 posts
AeroScale: 2,125 posts
Posted: Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 01:35 PM GMT+7
Mike, that is a lot of decal stencils. Good luck.

I am trying to finish an Eduard F6F Hellcat Mk II and have been using IPMS Stockholm's color chart for FAA color comparisons. I use Tamiya mainly. the colors mentioned are XF-62, XF-63, and XF-71. I am questioning XF-63 for the grey, it looks too dark to me and wanted to get some advice.

Bob
MLD
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Vermont, United States
Joined: July 21, 2002
KitMaker: 3,172 posts
AeroScale: 361 posts
Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 08:28 AM GMT+7
Been a while on this one, might even be THREE HQ campaigns old..
RoG/Italeri Su-34 warts and all. There is a thread over on ARC where this kit is superior to the Trumpy $$$ one in several regards, but this one has been a wip (loosely) since before that kit was even a dream in Trumpeter's land.


Begemot Su-27 family stencil decals, not for the faint of heart..


Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
KitMaker: 4,259 posts
AeroScale: 2,125 posts
Posted: Friday, June 30, 2017 - 11:57 AM GMT+7
I am reposting my entry due to photobucket issues:
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
KitMaker: 4,259 posts
AeroScale: 2,125 posts
Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 10:41 AM GMT+7
I put the Yak-7V back on the shelf and pulled this F6F to finish. It has waited long enough. Eduard shipped the missing ailerons, so I will finish this in FAA color scheme.
md72
#439
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Washington, United States
Joined: November 05, 2005
KitMaker: 3,640 posts
AeroScale: 2,403 posts
Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 04:05 PM GMT+7
AARRGGGHHH. I get back to the P-51, find the decals and the first one, a checkerboard cracks into pieces...
MLD
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Vermont, United States
Joined: July 21, 2002
KitMaker: 3,172 posts
AeroScale: 361 posts
Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017 - 02:27 PM GMT+7
Don, welcome to our madness.. it's been a little slow around here lately, but with the start of summer we should have a little more time to knock off a few more of these ancient stalled builds.

I had to apologize to the crew over in Unfinished Business, I *shudder* started and nearly finished a new kit.. *hangs head in shame* and it's a tank..
Trumpeter's 1/35 Su 101 mostly fictional tank destroyer



Keep pluggingr away.
Lakota
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New Mexico, United States
Joined: November 17, 2008
KitMaker: 698 posts
AeroScale: 186 posts
Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017 - 02:20 PM GMT+7
Howdy Y'all
@Sal-Congratulations on finishing your hangar queen.
@Mark-Nice progress, I need to go back and look at the work you've been doing and the kit you're using.
This will be my entry into the campaign:
Take care,
Don "Lakota"

Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
KitMaker: 4,259 posts
AeroScale: 2,125 posts
Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 04:44 PM GMT+7
Hello, Jesper and Mark. I need to join HQ7 for this Soviet Phoenix build that just was left behind for many reasons.

md72
#439
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Washington, United States
Joined: November 05, 2005
KitMaker: 3,640 posts
AeroScale: 2,403 posts
Posted: Friday, May 05, 2017 - 05:20 PM GMT+7
Well, back to where I was before I started:

Got the invasion stripes on the bottom of the fuselage, now I've got to re-glue the canopy in place and then back to the decals..
SGTJKJ
#041
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: July 20, 2006
KitMaker: 9,298 posts
AeroScale: 3,593 posts
Posted: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 - 08:44 AM GMT+7
I have this unfinished build from last year. I am going to experiment with jet engines and the wings and fuselage.
Very what if



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