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OFFICIAL: Terrible Teens Campaign
Tobar
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Arizona, United States
Joined: October 17, 2002
KitMaker: 169 posts
AeroScale: 47 posts
Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 10:58 AM GMT+7
Teen's!!!

After all this time looking into the best finish for this build, (and working on trying new methods.), all I've been able to accomplish are my ordnance's on this F-16's hard-points. Here I have the Fuel tanks, 2 AMRAAM's, 2 AN/AAQ's, Data link and 2 Israeli Delilah Missile. All painted, decaled and clear coated. Will do weathering later.



THIS IS MY PLAN:
Because I had an issue in the past with "Blue-Tac" leaving behind some residue, I will be trying out MIG's 'Masking Putty'... it's claim is to NOT leave a residue...



....I plan to 'trim' the 'Masking Putty' like 'Blue-Tac' and shape the putty according to the paint scheme on paint guide...




Paint:
I have Vallejo's IAF paint set and from my understanding, this GLAZE MEDIUM additive will thin paint enough to highlight the 'Pre-shading' on A.C.




........until next time....
md72
#439
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Washington, United States
Joined: November 05, 2005
KitMaker: 3,663 posts
AeroScale: 2,420 posts
Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017 - 07:13 PM GMT+7
Update on my progress. In the past, I built up the cockpit and bits of the MLG.


Here's the build log I started back in 2010?!?!?? Kitech F-16
Pave-Hawk
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: May 05, 2006
KitMaker: 599 posts
AeroScale: 98 posts
Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 02:25 PM GMT+7
Here's a picture of the cockpit at one point during painting.

Just about everything has gone wrong while painting my F-14.

Had to fiddle quite a bit with air pressure to get a nice gloss coat to go on. Was looking really good so after nearly a week I masked up with Tamiya tape to paint the wing leading edges and the anti glare in front of the cockpit. On removing the tape it had ruined the gloss finish, tried polishing it with polishing compound, which helped a bit, but will have to go over the whole thing with a clear gloss coat to fix it completely. So in the mean time because you can never use too much masking tape, I masked up the the exhausts for spraying



While spraying them I managed to splash some of the alclad lacquer on the underside of one of the wings, and it ate straight through the paint, so now I have to respray the wing after trying to sand it smooth so that there's no giant step where the paint hole is.
LinusB
#462
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: March 21, 2016
KitMaker: 191 posts
AeroScale: 85 posts
Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017 - 05:25 PM GMT+7
Opening up the box on my F/A-18F - Super Hornet



Pave-Hawk
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: May 05, 2006
KitMaker: 599 posts
AeroScale: 98 posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 - 06:38 PM GMT+7
To make sure I don't end up with a tail dragger, I loaded the nose with lead weight and epoxy



After lots of filling gaps and sanding the plane finally gets it's first overall coat of primer
Tobar
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Arizona, United States
Joined: October 17, 2002
KitMaker: 169 posts
AeroScale: 47 posts
Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017 - 04:46 PM GMT+7
Just a quick update on painting...
I've kind-of-been taking my time with this 'Paint Scheme' for some reason, Previously, I did a build where I sprayed a 'frost' after the paint scheme was sprayed.... with this one, I'm doing the opposite.... I primed kit with a medium gray primer and now I'm applying a thin mist of white on the center panel area's and a thin mist of black/brown on the 'shadow areas'..... I'm working on a mixture to thin the tri-color paint scheme well enough for all colors to look similar in age and weathering...
We'll see if it comes out right!


High Lights applied to the primer....
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...Now the shadows applied to matting areas of skin...



...trying to get that 'Used' look....
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 2,685 posts
AeroScale: 1,899 posts
Posted: Sunday, October 01, 2017 - 10:22 AM GMT+7

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Hi mates,
I'm in
Have to choose now between F-15E, F-16C(2) and F-18E which are in my stash



Sorry mates,
due to some other things to do and already enlisted for two other campaigns which I really want to finish, I must resign from this one.
Have much fun and good luck for finishing in time



Sorry to see you go Peter, but I fully understand. Good luck with your other builds!

Michael
b17-peter
#392
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Hessen, Germany
Joined: January 09, 2013
KitMaker: 287 posts
AeroScale: 237 posts
Posted: Sunday, October 01, 2017 - 04:04 AM GMT+7

Quoted Text

Hi mates,
I'm in
Have to choose now between F-15E, F-16C(2) and F-18E which are in my stash



Sorry mates,
due to some other things to do and already enlisted for two other campaigns which I really want to finish, I must resign from this one.
Have much fun and good luck for finishing in time
KelticKnot
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Scotland, United Kingdom
Joined: May 11, 2015
KitMaker: 677 posts
AeroScale: 570 posts
Posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 04:39 AM GMT+7
Back on track and getting some paint down.

oraora
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Kuching, Malaysia
Joined: June 19, 2002
KitMaker: 216 posts
AeroScale: 128 posts
Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017 - 02:01 PM GMT+7
Hi, i ll be building an old kit, Fujimi 1/72nd F-14A in Iranian markings. Hopefully the decals are still usable.
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 2,685 posts
AeroScale: 1,899 posts
Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 11:42 PM GMT+7
Nice work going on here! Time for an update on the 1/32 Academy F-16I. As I may (or may not) have mentioned, this one is out of the box.







Not Tamiya, but not terrible either. The fit of the spine is tricky but I was actually surprised at how well the conformal fuel tanks fit, those are difficult shapes to get right.

Michael
Pave-Hawk
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: May 05, 2006
KitMaker: 599 posts
AeroScale: 98 posts
Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 01:53 PM GMT+7
Fuselage is finally going together



The overall fit on this kit is pretty ordinary, having to be vary careful to try and get everything lined up, but there is still going to be a lot of clean-up required on the seams.

The raised panel lines are going to take a beating I think.
Pave-Hawk
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: May 05, 2006
KitMaker: 599 posts
AeroScale: 98 posts
Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017 - 07:19 PM GMT+7
Painted up the Tomcat ejection seats.


Hopefully they will distract from the low detail in the rest of the cockpit.

A shame the kit figure is garbage so might have to try and source some replacement figures.
PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
Joined: October 01, 2016
KitMaker: 69 posts
AeroScale: 46 posts
Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017 - 05:16 PM GMT+7
So far this has been pretty normal build:



I'm bit disappointed with fit, there was quite a lot of sanding with airframe halves. But it's understandable, because the plastic parts are from 1990.

Anyway, I'll paint the model next and if that turns out fine, then I'll concentrate on resin parts (engine, ejection seats). The kit comes with good selection of underwing stores and I'm planning to use as many of those as possible.
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
KitMaker: 4,308 posts
AeroScale: 2,165 posts
Posted: Friday, September 08, 2017 - 09:38 AM GMT+7
I did not join this campaign since at the time I was and still am so busy, but I ran across this video that I thought you guys would enjoy.

Marine Hornets in Action!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDTUcf4mgDU

Bob
KelticKnot
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Scotland, United Kingdom
Joined: May 11, 2015
KitMaker: 677 posts
AeroScale: 570 posts
Posted: Monday, September 04, 2017 - 10:25 PM GMT+7
I'm back on track with the strike eagle this week. It's sat untouched for too long
Pave-Hawk
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: May 05, 2006
KitMaker: 599 posts
AeroScale: 98 posts
Posted: Monday, September 04, 2017 - 12:39 PM GMT+7
Made a start on my Revell F-14

Lots of ejector pin marks that need filling in, the tyres all have massive divots in them



I am replacing the kit engine fan, with the ones I salvaged from my previous F-14 model, and painted them Tamiya metallic grey. The revell ones are just discs with some lines on them, the salvaged ones actually look like fans. Don't know how much will be visible, but I am happier with it, and they are less than a millimetre smaller in diameter so it's a good fit.

MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 2,685 posts
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Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 11:13 AM GMT+7
Really nice stuff here!

As for me. Well... I've struggled hard over the last few weeks to get into the Academy 1/32 F/A-18. An excellent kit that I really wanted to build, especially as there's no Hornet in this campaign yet. But I just couldn't get traction, for some reason. So, with apologies to Tobar (who's doing an great job, BTW!), here's my entry:





My daughter, who lives in Israel, wants me to do the Negev squadron bird, so that's where I'm probably going:



I've started by painting the front of the canopy clear yellow mixed with some smoke. It didn't come out quite the same as the kit supplied canopy, but at least the front half is tinted and the aft half isn't, as on the real thing:



I read one build review where the guy actually cut the two canopies in half and glued them back together in this configuration. I wasn't feeling up to that. Hi ho!

Michael
c4willy
#305
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Joined: February 01, 2006
KitMaker: 1,316 posts
AeroScale: 1,165 posts
Posted: Friday, August 25, 2017 - 01:12 PM GMT+7
And a little further along closer to putting paint on this puppy!

IMG_1622 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_1621 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_1620 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_1623 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_1624 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_1629 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_1630 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr
Tobar
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Arizona, United States
Joined: October 17, 2002
KitMaker: 169 posts
AeroScale: 47 posts
Posted: Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 03:06 PM GMT+7
"Nothing like the smell of 'Primer' in the morning..(Well, at least in the paint booth)...."

I have the majority of the build done and primed.... I'll be getting to the gear doors, wheels and the canopy this weekend.




TPC
McScheffer
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Niedersachsen, Germany
Joined: July 11, 2013
KitMaker: 57 posts
AeroScale: 4 posts
Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 05:49 AM GMT+7
Primer is on and now the israeli camo will follow.



Regards

Chris
Tobar
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Arizona, United States
Joined: October 17, 2002
KitMaker: 169 posts
AeroScale: 47 posts
Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 06:23 AM GMT+7
John;
THANK YOU!!!

I reviewed the ETO campaign and when to Paul Budzik website... Very good to know before starting the kit....

Good luck on your builds!!

TPC
john41492
#442
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Georgia, United States
Joined: July 20, 2015
KitMaker: 89 posts
AeroScale: 78 posts
Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 03:37 PM GMT+7
Hey Thomas,

It is indeed the Academy P-38. I say headaches because for me it has been. When I build there are so many enthusiasm points available. This one has taken all of them and some for another build too!

Seriously, it's a better kit than the Monogram, and I haven't built either the Minicraft or Hasegawa. I do have a couple of Hasegawa's in the bullpen, so I'll know more later. The panel lines are very well done. What has been killing me is the fit. In some areas near perfect, in others not even close. Getting the alignment is key, so I recommend using Paul Budzik's (paulbudzik.com)P-38 jig. It really helped with an aligned bird.

I opted to do the recon version, so results may vary. It'll look ok when done, but be ready to put a bit more work into it than what a normal build would be, it is a P-38. For me it's about twice as long. I'm just wrapping up the main paint job now. If you're interested, I'm building it as part of the ETO campaign and you can follow along starting on page 8. You may find some hints or at least some things not to do! Hope this doesn't spook you, we could all use another P-38!

John
Tobar
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Arizona, United States
Joined: October 17, 2002
KitMaker: 169 posts
AeroScale: 47 posts
Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 09:00 AM GMT+7
Hay john41492...
I see the P-38 box in the background....
Who is the manufacture?
I have an Academy P-38 on my conveyer belt for my next build. You mentioned a headache... (just inquiring)

Thomas
john41492
#442
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Georgia, United States
Joined: July 20, 2015
KitMaker: 89 posts
AeroScale: 78 posts
Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017 - 03:05 PM GMT+7
Hi all,

How embarrassing! Jumped in and forgot to enlist! Good thing I remedied that.

I too got a little done on my F-15. Test fit looks pretty good. Granted the intakes and the front end will take a bit of care, but overall I like this Fujimi kit. In the day I couldn't afford it, but now not an issue as the price on it has remained the same, and I got a real job! From the looks of the test fit, it seems that this go will be less of a headache than the P-38.