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goofmuilwijk
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Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017 - 05:07 AM GMT+7

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Hey goof. Whenever that happens to me I just use 3m postit notes to mask the necessary areas.



That's what i was thinking too. I attempted to repair things as best as i could. I'll shoot some pictures tomorrow
raypalmer
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 10:08 AM GMT+7
Hey goof. Whenever that happens to me I just use 3m postit notes to mask the necessary areas.
JClapp
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 10:01 AM GMT+7
Oh no, I hate when that happens!

Carry on, I know you can fix it.
goofmuilwijk
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Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 08:03 AM GMT+7
Cool plane Jonathan!

I'm still moving along with the Do-24. Don't know if i'll make it in time though. Today i painted the second camo color, removed the masking and came to 2 conclusions:
1: i switched RLM72 and RLM73. It looked right in the jar and when spraying on, one being lighter than the other. But after removing the masking it looked the other way around. That's not something i'll change quickly because it means respraying the plane.
2: the masking tape i used was too sticky, the primer and Vallejo don't work well together, something else or all of the above. I used a mix of Tamiya tape and a cheap alternative. The results where the same. In short: a lot of the paint came off when removing the masking

This is the result at the moment:




I'm considering 2 options: restart of just move along and go with the reverse color scheme.
In all honesty i think it's best to touch up the flaked bits as best i can, accept the reverse camo and move to the decals. That means another airbrush session, some detail painting, decalling, a bit of weathering and have a decent enough looking plane. That should be doable in the remaining time. Of course an additional week would be great

All these things i am chalking up to a learning experience. I have another (well,2) Dornier Do24 complete with the AIMS update sets and Squadron canopies. That one i'll probably paint with Tamiya paints, in a lot lighter shade. Any mistakes here will be used to make that one better. And then i'll move on to the 1:48 version....
165thspc
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Kentucky, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 04:56 AM GMT+7
Johnthan

I was going to smilingly mention the nice Lego beaching gear but Oliver and Bob both beat me to it!

Mike K.
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 01:04 AM GMT+7
Way! to go Johnathan, I love the boat and the beaching gear.

Bob
Antilles
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 12:40 AM GMT+7
Jonathan,
outstanding built. The Mars look flawless. Especially, I like the stand made of Danish blocks. Nice idea!

Oliver
JClapp
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Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 06:51 PM GMT+7
I have finished the Mars




I have been experimenting with a water base but I am not happy with what I have done, so this will have to be it for now. I very much enjoyed building this kit.


Only 10 days left in this campaign, or if someone, GoofMuilwijk? can finish soon we can extend the end date for a few weeks if that will bring in another result.
JClapp
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Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017 - 06:59 AM GMT+7
I just love that silicone water effect.

We are getting close to the end, If I am not mistaken there are only two weeks left in this campaign!
Who else can finish in that time?
Antilles
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Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017 - 03:36 AM GMT+7
Thank You for watching and leaving a comment.

Oliver
goofmuilwijk
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Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 07:16 AM GMT+7
Wow Oliver! Very cool looking dio

JClapp
#259
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Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 05:03 AM GMT+7
That is lovely!
I agree with the character, that thin rope and dinghy dock is no mooring for a big craft like that!
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 02:24 AM GMT+7
Oliver, great job on your flying boat and diorama.

Bob
Antilles
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 01:41 AM GMT+7
Goof: The Dornier looks good! Looking forward to Your paint Job!

Linus: Nice choice!

Got the little diorama finished this week. Here is the result.






I guess the little figure wonders how unprofessional the Wal has been moored. Maybe I have to scratch some rubber fenders.

Oliver
Bigrip74
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Posted: Friday, September 08, 2017 - 06:02 PM GMT+7
That outrigger makes me want to grab a hammock and take a nap.

Love the photos of an ocean view. Thanks.

Bob
JClapp
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Posted: Friday, September 08, 2017 - 04:32 PM GMT+7
Thanks Mike, thats pretty nice.
I havent been able to prove that the JRM Mars aircraft called at Kwajalein, though the likelyhood is high, but I have found a photo of RNZAF Sunderlands there around 1962

and Grumman albatrosses were the regional airliners of the day from the mid 50s until about 197o. both these photos were taken I would say a mile or less from the location of your shot above.


165thspc
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Kentucky, United States
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Posted: Friday, September 08, 2017 - 02:16 PM GMT+7
Jonathan, the latest sunset from the atoll:

Bigrip74
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Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017 - 08:42 AM GMT+7
Rowan, I wish for you calm sailing so that when The Vac campaign comes around you are present to show us some tips.

Jonathan, I have settled on two kits have you found yours yet?

Bob
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017 - 07:52 AM GMT+7
Cheers Jonathan

By hook or by crook, I'll be along for the ride with you in the vacuform campaign. I just can't miss out on a return to the sort of "real" modelling I enjoy best. Hopefully, things will be more settled by then and I'll be able to look in every so often with an update.

All the best

Rowan
JClapp
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Posted: Wednesday, September 06, 2017 - 09:39 AM GMT+7
Hi Rowan, c'est la vie, see you around the place.

thanks for all your good work!
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Posted: Wednesday, September 06, 2017 - 08:22 AM GMT+7
Hi Jonathon

I'm afraid I've had to drop out of the campaign, because I've just so little time for modelling at the moment. I wasted a while scratchbuilding and moulding sets of resin parts for new passenger seats for my Grumman and they do look rather fun - but that, coupled with demands of work at Oxfam, mean I'm a month or more behind where I'd hoped to be with the build, so I'm clearly not going to be able to finish in time while making good on the review items that still keep piling in despite my having "resigned".

I hope to finish the Grumman in due course, but it will have to go on hold for the foreseeable future.

All the best

Rowan
goofmuilwijk
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Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 07:26 AM GMT+7
Here are some in-progress pictures of my Dornier DO24:



The painting of the figures isn't as great as i remember i could. When i was younger i used to paint these freehand, without glasses and i remember them looking great. I'm sure part of it is worse eyesight, less steady hands and the fact that in memory everything looks better than it actually was

Linus, looking forward to the Sunderland. It's on my (much too long) wish-list
JClapp
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 01:26 AM GMT+7
Nice! good to see another box opened
LinusB
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017 - 09:17 PM GMT+7
Getting started on my Sunderland.



goofmuilwijk
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Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 07:26 AM GMT+7
Very nice work Oliver! the base looks great

My Dornier's interior is primed a bit. Now waiting for the Vallejo Air RLM colors to arrive. Essentially all that would be needed for this kit: 65+72/73 for the exterior, 22 and 66 for the interior. Should arrive soon. I'll shoot some pictures then