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OFFICIAL: Airfix IV Campaign
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 12:11 AM GMT+7
Welcome to the Airfix IV Campaign! This one is open to any model in an Airfix box, any subject from any time period.

The campaign will run from 1 June through 1 December, 2017.

If you haven't signed up yet, or want to see the rules, go here.

Please post your initial and in-progress photos as well as campaign discussion in this thread. Please post your finished build photos in the campaign gallery.

Looking forward to the builds from this classic kit manufacturer!

Michael
Bigrip74
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Posted: Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 01:32 AM GMT+7
I am in with Airfix's earlier Hawker Hurricane version. I do not have the box so I put it in a plastic shoe box plus there is no date stamp since I took the photo. I could not get the kit and my computer to line up for a good shot.
tinbanger
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Posted: Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 08:27 AM GMT+7
Thank you Michael!
I will post my entry soon.
md72
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Posted: Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 09:35 AM GMT+7
Scrap, I'm behind already..
Bigrip74
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Posted: Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 09:58 AM GMT+7
Mark, your not behind yet
KingOfTheDesert
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 10:57 AM GMT+7


I will be building Airfix's 1/48th scale Warrior Infantry Fighting Vehicle.

Still deciding on paint schemes and whether or nor to do the interior.

(P.S.: Sorry about the poor photo. Future ones will be better.)
KingOfTheDesert
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Posted: Friday, June 02, 2017 - 06:40 AM GMT+7


Small update. Interior parts built up and ready for paint.

Now to try and find a decent reference photo...
Bigrip74
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Posted: Friday, June 02, 2017 - 09:25 AM GMT+7
Conner, what scheme are you going for?

Bob
KingOfTheDesert
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, June 03, 2017 - 06:12 AM GMT+7
Bob, I'm leaning towards a NATO Green scheme, although there are a few good pictures of Warriors on operations with a mix of green and desert tan armour panels, which is interesting.
GlueFinger
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Posted: Sunday, June 04, 2017 - 07:05 AM GMT+7
Hi,

Looking to come on board with an old Airfix Canberra. I need to figure out the hosting arrangements for images first though!

Cheers
Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, June 04, 2017 - 01:25 PM GMT+7
Richard, I would love to see your Canberra Build. It has been a favorire a/c of mine since I first saw one in a 1950's horror Si-fi movie.

The Hurricane has been started finally.




Berwickboy
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Posted: Monday, June 05, 2017 - 06:48 AM GMT+7

Quoted Text

Bob, I'm leaning towards a NATO Green scheme, although there are a few good pictures of Warriors on operations with a mix of green and desert tan armour panels, which is interesting.

You will need to be careful if doing a Green scheme as most Warriors were not fitted with the Air Conditioning unit in temperate climes. Nice kit though. I have one in the stash and have bought both an Aerobonus driver and gunner for it from Hannants.
KingOfTheDesert
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Posted: Monday, June 05, 2017 - 07:28 AM GMT+7
Interior on the Warrior is finished.



I used Tamiya acrylics, plus a wash with Humbrol enamels (which were also used for the mud).

Not the best work ever, but it'll only be visible through the rear hatch anyway;

KingOfTheDesert
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Posted: Monday, June 05, 2017 - 07:55 AM GMT+7

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Quoted Text

Bob, I'm leaning towards a NATO Green scheme, although there are a few good pictures of Warriors on operations with a mix of green and desert tan armour panels, which is interesting.

You will need to be careful if doing a Green scheme as most Warriors were not fitted with the Air Conditioning unit in temperate climes. Nice kit though. I have one in the stash and have bought both an Aerobonus driver and gunner for it from Hannants.



Thanks for the tip, although I was referring to pictures like this; https://goo.gl/images/zfHj56
which appear to show Warriors deployed in the ME with said green paint. That said, they are all of an earlier variant.

I'll keep looking, bearing in mind what you said about the AC of course.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, June 05, 2017 - 09:53 AM GMT+7
A little more progress on the Hurricane:




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GlueFinger
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Posted: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 - 06:57 AM GMT+7


Great - finally got the image attachment and hosting thing sorted out. Here is the box art for the Canberra build!



I will be building the RAF version with the gun pack.

Cheers
md72
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Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017 - 05:32 PM GMT+7
I'm going with this rivet farm, unless I come to my senses and try the Bristol Bloodhound...

Bigrip74
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Posted: Friday, June 09, 2017 - 05:16 PM GMT+7
Richard: I will be following your Canberra build.

Mark: I remember that kit.

A little progress on the Hurricane;

GlueFinger
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Posted: Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 06:56 AM GMT+7
Having looked over the instructions for this kit I am pleased at the low part content. This is a real relief after a bit too much 1:35 vehicle building recently (am I allowed to say such things here?!).

The detail in the cockpit and crew cabin is virtually no existent and the ejector seats seem to have been inspired by something out of either Joe 90 or Captain Scarlet - certainly they do not resemble anything you'd be likely to find in an aircraft.

Most of the crew area is completely hidden anyhow once the fuselage is sealed up - so I am not too concerned.


Cheers

Richard
GlueFinger
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Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 03:41 AM GMT+7
The fuselage halves are now together and following these photos, the raised panel lines have been sanded back.



I have also added the gun pack to the belly of the plane. So far most items have fitted surprisingly well with relatively little need for gap filling. The only exception being the bomb bay doors which locate against tabs rather than a full length lip.


Stay tuned

Richard
goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
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Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 05:43 AM GMT+7
Good choices and work guys!
Already quite action here
Richard: well done so far on the Canberra - love that a/c with it's smooth shape.
Bob: again - good work 'n progress on your Hurri. Have that kit also (as well as the new molds in 72 + 48)

The campaign is open for all kind of kits, isn't it? So while I can stay in my comfort zone (Aeroscale) I'm thinking about a non-wingy thing. Probably a Cromwell MK IV in 72 scale.
Thomas
Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 06:37 AM GMT+7
Richard, the Canberra is taking shape nicely. I also like this airplane.

Thomas, thanks for the kind words.

Bob