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OFFICIAL: Terrible Teens Campaign
Kanguroo
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Vietnam
Joined: May 07, 2006
KitMaker: 338 posts
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Posted: Monday, December 18, 2017 - 01:05 PM GMT+7
Thank you, Michael and all participants.
md72
#439
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Monday, December 18, 2017 - 08:24 AM GMT+7
Thanks Michael. Ran this one to the wire. Feels good to get one Hanger Queen to the finished shelf.
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
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Posted: Monday, December 18, 2017 - 08:16 AM GMT+7
Well, the time has come to bid this one a fond farewell. Thanks to all who participated and congrats to those who finished (unlike your's truly)!

Ribbons are being awarded as we speak, so let me know if you didn't get one and think you should. See you all around the airfield!

Michael
md72
#439
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 04:37 AM GMT+7
Good looking Tomcat.

Outsmarted the gallery and got my pics uploaded.
Kanguroo
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Vietnam
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Posted: Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 03:43 AM GMT+7
Hi all,
I finished my entry in time.





Thank you all for this great campaign.
Cheers,
K.
Pave-Hawk
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: May 05, 2006
KitMaker: 650 posts
AeroScale: 124 posts
Posted: Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 11:36 PM GMT+7
Nice looking Eagle you have there Chris, good job!
McScheffer
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Niedersachsen, Germany
Joined: July 11, 2013
KitMaker: 65 posts
AeroScale: 10 posts
Posted: Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 10:53 PM GMT+7
Hey mates,

I've finished my F-15. Thank you for the extension. Without that I thought it would get lost undone in the dark of my cabinet









Regards
Chris
md72
#439
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 07:15 PM GMT+7
Oof, I'm getting an HTTP error 500 also. What's the work around?
md72
#439
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 07:06 PM GMT+7
It's over. My nearly 8 year long ordeal with this kit is done.
I started in January of 2010 Kitech F-16.

Quite possibly my first kit with an open office.



Thanks for the extension, I still ran down to the wire. Great work everyone! I'm ready to try another terrible teen or a century series build. Just not with another Kitech kit
c4willy
#305
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Joined: February 01, 2006
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Posted: Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 02:41 PM GMT+7
Hi Michael I was getting a HTTP 500 error, I did find a work around of sorts I uploaded them singly so now pics are in the relevant galleries. My thanks for your help though.
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 05:22 AM GMT+7

Quoted Text

And we're done! Well the tanks are just pushed into place they need weathering but the airframe is done and here is the proof.
I am however having issues loading the pics into the gallery, I've checked the size and they're all around 550kb so not too large. Any ideas oh leading lights of our admin team?



Chris,

Nice work! I don't know why you're having trouble uploading. I do know there were some issues reported a few days ago but I thought they'd been fixed and I don't think they affected the galleries anyway. What's it doing?

Michael
md72
#439
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017 - 05:24 PM GMT+7
I feel your pain. I've got the MLG doors on, spent the night painting the AIM-9s. Once the gear doors have set a bit, I'll start hanging the stores. It's a race to the wire.

And who decided on a load out with 2 AIM 9-Ls and 2 AIM 9-Ps?
c4willy
#305
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Joined: February 01, 2006
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Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017 - 05:18 PM GMT+7
And we're done! Well the tanks are just pushed into place they need weathering but the airframe is done and here is the proof.

IMG_1896 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_1899 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_1900 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_1902 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

I am however having issues loading the pics into the gallery, I've checked the size and they're all around 550kb so not too large. Any ideas oh leading lights of our admin team?
md72
#439
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 06:59 PM GMT+7
Front gear done. Main gear in place, probably no where close to the actual locations. Got the boarding ladder painted, the canopy actuator installed and some of the underwing ordinance glued to the pylons. I could finish this on time..
md72
#439
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 01:15 AM GMT+7
Franck, looks great. Congratulations on finishing. I got part of the landing gear on last night. This one is going to run to the wire for me...
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
Joined: September 22, 2016
KitMaker: 71 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 11:58 PM GMT+7
Only 1 word: Finish !









md72
#439
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 06:16 PM GMT+7
Well Chris, this one has the opposite problem. There are only 7 decals on this kit. They omitted the national insignia, the turbine warning band, the emergency ejector warnings, the full up builder's block.

Well I've got them all on, now I have to clean up the finish and get the fiddy bits in place.

McScheffer
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Niedersachsen, Germany
Joined: July 11, 2013
KitMaker: 65 posts
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Posted: Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 04:11 AM GMT+7
Hey Mates,

you build beautiful Jets. They look great.

One week left. Hundreds of Decals to put on.



I will get it finished untill sunday. Looks positiv



The GWH F-15 I is a wonderful Kit. I enjoy the building very much but made some mistakes during the build (Decals, Painting, etc.). I ordered another one for the next Terrible Teens Campaign

Regards
Chris
md72
#439
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Friday, December 08, 2017 - 04:53 PM GMT+7
Oh great. I finally get to the decals and find out they've gone LOW vis on the national insignia for this kit.

Not a single star and bar insignia on this sheet anywhere. I'm sure I could source some somewhere, but why? I'll get the rest of the decals on and call it done...
c4willy
#305
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 07:44 PM GMT+7
Good luck Franck! I'm fortunate my wife supports my "addiction" whilst not really understanding it.

Well I've been working as quickly as I can on my Tomcat it's going together reasonably well. But guess who missed the fact that the leading edges are plain aluminium? This guy! So another furious masking session later and looking good!

Decals up next! Ordnance and airframe both have a reasonable supply of stencils.

IMG_1859 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_1864 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_1863 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_1862 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr
MichaelSatin
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 2,787 posts
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Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 12:35 AM GMT+7
You can do it, Franck. Tell her it's safer if you're not around people for a little while.

Michael
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
Joined: September 22, 2016
KitMaker: 71 posts
AeroScale: 60 posts
Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 08:24 PM GMT+7
i'm currently decalling my F-16CJ.

I hope i can finish, but it's very complicated due to christmas time in Alsace .

Lot of family and friends are visiting us, and my girlfriend is not so happy when i go modelling during my sparetime.
md72
#439
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 07:06 PM GMT+7
I think I'm done with the painting!
All 4 major colors on, might need a little touch up here and there. but overall it looks like the drawing. And I think there was more tape than paint on this bad boy.

Now on to the fiddly bits.
john41492
#442
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Malacca, Malaysia
Joined: July 20, 2015
KitMaker: 100 posts
AeroScale: 89 posts
Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 10:59 AM GMT+7
Hi All,

I've not been too active on this campaign due to the move. This one was a reach for me, and the move had priority. That said, I was able to spend a little time on the Fujimi F-15. Overall, it's not a bad kit considering its age (circa mid 1970's). Offering mostly recessed panel lines, very affordable and pretty good fit. To bring it up to standards one will want at least a decent ejection seat. A cockpit, landing gear (they are incorrect) and perhaps some burners. For a stand model it appears to fit the bill.

A couple of shots of the landing gear area getting closed, which was a bit of a chore. I did discover that Vallejo acrylic filler is a cool filling product, making this go much easier.





I decided that this one would make the move, so it'll be done in the next Hangar Queen campaign. With that, I bow out, and wish you all a wonderful campaign. There are some really nice ones here!

John
md72
#439
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 05:38 PM GMT+7
Struggling towards the finish. There may be more tape on it than paint. I've got 3 of the 4 grays on.

Masked off and painted the Gunship gray tonight, but overshot onto the nose. No problem, whip out the second airbrush and shoot light ghost gray onto the front, OH NO , that was supposed to be Neutral Gray. Oh well, clean out the brush and shoot the Neutral Gray. Hope I didn't it up to bad might be able to get the last gray on the nose cone tomorrow. Then just glue on fiddly bits and decals...