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OFFICIAL: Airfix IV Campaign
GazzaS
#424
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: April 23, 2015
KitMaker: 3,082 posts
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Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 09:07 AM GMT+7
Peter and William,
Great stuff!

Gaz
b17-peter
#392
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Hessen, Germany
Joined: January 09, 2013
KitMaker: 284 posts
AeroScale: 234 posts
Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 07:08 AM GMT+7
Thanks William! But I can't match yours
Superb work on the wheel wells
panzerman1
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Maryland, United States
Joined: September 30, 2010
KitMaker: 204 posts
AeroScale: 37 posts
Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 10:09 PM GMT+7
Update on the Ki-46 armed variant.

Can't stand to see a void in the wheel wells, so I scratchbuilt a detailed insert.

Added the twin 20mm canons to the nose and the 37mm canon along the dorsal spine. Now the Dinah has some claws!

Added a gunsight above the instrument panel.
Thanks for viewing. Loving this campaign! Bill
panzerman1
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Maryland, United States
Joined: September 30, 2010
KitMaker: 204 posts
AeroScale: 37 posts
Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 10:01 PM GMT+7
@ Peter, Great job on the cockpit interior. It looks very realistic. Keep up the good work. Bill
b17-peter
#392
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Hessen, Germany
Joined: January 09, 2013
KitMaker: 284 posts
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Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 07:11 AM GMT+7
Build went well so far. The fitting, puttying and filing will follow soon when mating fuselage halves, wings and tailplane


...still having fun
b17-peter
#392
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Hessen, Germany
Joined: January 09, 2013
KitMaker: 284 posts
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Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 07:06 AM GMT+7
@ William - Interior and pilots look great!

Hi folks,
some progress on my TSR.2 project...


panzerman1
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Maryland, United States
Joined: September 30, 2010
KitMaker: 204 posts
AeroScale: 37 posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 11:19 AM GMT+7
Update on Ki-46 armed variant.

The crew figures are installed in their positions.
Quick update. Fuselage halves will be joined together, and work on the wings is up next. Thanks for viewing. Bill
panzerman1
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Maryland, United States
Joined: September 30, 2010
KitMaker: 204 posts
AeroScale: 37 posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 11:15 AM GMT+7
Thanks Gary and Paul. I am having a lot of fun on this project.
KelticKnot
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Scotland, United Kingdom
Joined: May 11, 2015
KitMaker: 677 posts
AeroScale: 570 posts
Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 09:04 PM GMT+7
Nice touch adding the harness !
Great work all round in this campaign
GazzaS
#424
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: April 23, 2015
KitMaker: 3,082 posts
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Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 07:07 PM GMT+7
Looking good, William
panzerman1
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Maryland, United States
Joined: September 30, 2010
KitMaker: 204 posts
AeroScale: 37 posts
Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 07:00 PM GMT+7
Ki-46 armed variant update.

Used decals from spares to give my plane some instrumentation.

Crew figures are all painted. Made seat belt harnesses out of electrical tape.

Finished painting on the interior sidewalls.

Pilot and rear positions are painted. Everything is ready to be closed up.
Thanks for viewing. Next update coming soon.
panzerman1
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Maryland, United States
Joined: September 30, 2010
KitMaker: 204 posts
AeroScale: 37 posts
Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 06:51 PM GMT+7
Thank you, Gary and Peter. I'm having a blast participating in this fun campaign. It's really inspiring to see everyone's awesome builds.
b17-peter
#392
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Hessen, Germany
Joined: January 09, 2013
KitMaker: 284 posts
AeroScale: 234 posts
Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 - 08:06 PM GMT+7
Mark and William: Great work so far! Will follow
GazzaS
#424
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Queensland, Australia
Joined: April 23, 2015
KitMaker: 3,082 posts
AeroScale: 1,639 posts
Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 - 07:52 PM GMT+7
Great stuff!
panzerman1
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Maryland, United States
Joined: September 30, 2010
KitMaker: 204 posts
AeroScale: 37 posts
Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 - 05:07 PM GMT+7
Update on Ki-46 armed variant.

Painting begins on the interior. I'm also painting the crew figures.
Thanks for viewing. Bill
md72
#439
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Washington, United States
Joined: November 05, 2005
KitMaker: 3,657 posts
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Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 - 03:54 AM GMT+7
Thanks Bill. Yes, all 3 aircrew have full bodies, but the turret gunner is molded with his hands against his knees and an unusual appendage that the machine gun mounts over. If I had spent more time test fitting the turret assembly together, I would have seen that his shoulder needed to be sanded off to clear the escape hatch.
panzerman1
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Maryland, United States
Joined: September 30, 2010
KitMaker: 204 posts
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Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017 - 07:05 PM GMT+7
Update #2.

Interior detailing complete. Painting of the interior and crewmen are next. Thanks for watching. Bill
panzerman1
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Maryland, United States
Joined: September 30, 2010
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Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017 - 07:02 PM GMT+7
Mark, at least your figure doppleganger has his legs...hahahaha.
Good job on the turret painting. KUTGW. Bill
md72
#439
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017 - 06:10 PM GMT+7
Well one of my aircrew makes a return appearance. The turret is painted and ready to install.

panzerman1
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Maryland, United States
Joined: September 30, 2010
KitMaker: 204 posts
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Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017 - 04:03 PM GMT+7
Update on Ki-46, armed variant.

Used reference images, build logs, etc. from the Web to add missing details to the interior. Scratchbuilt details include the 37mm canon(Schrange Musik). Also converted some spare figures to make the Dinah crew. Kit crew figures were horrid.

Working on adding side wall details here. Enjoying this project immensely.
Thanks for watching. Till next time, Happy Modeling! Bill
GazzaS
#424
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 - 06:29 PM GMT+7
Thanks guys!

Some great choices you've made to build.

Gaz
panzerman1
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Maryland, United States
Joined: September 30, 2010
KitMaker: 204 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 - 06:30 AM GMT+7
Thanks b17-peter. I like the Sci-fi theme of your entry model. Don't see a lot of these being made. Rare is cool.

Love the Vulcan build Paul. That amazingly detailed bomb bay and cut a way of the cockpit are brilliant.
b17-peter
#392
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Hessen, Germany
Joined: January 09, 2013
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Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 - 06:07 AM GMT+7
William: Nice choice and great idea of a conversion!
I will follow your build
b17-peter
#392
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Hessen, Germany
Joined: January 09, 2013
KitMaker: 284 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 - 05:49 AM GMT+7
Paul and Gaz: Excellent work of both of you!

I took a deep dive into my stash and came out with that "Great White Hope" , the BAC TSR.2.




The kit resembles an aircraft of a Japanese comic series and has some extra parts(p.e. a mighty missile to destroy meteorites and an additional rocketmotor), but gladly you can build the original prototype for the RAF, too, with correct decals and cockpit included.
I'll throw in resin bang seats and wheels, let's see how it works out.
Finally I'm starting that kit, thanks to this campaign
panzerman1
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Maryland, United States
Joined: September 30, 2010
KitMaker: 204 posts
AeroScale: 37 posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 - 08:22 PM GMT+7
Alright, I couldn't resist. I'm on board for some of this Airfix fun.

Typical, old school Airfix kit. All the parts come sandwiched together in one bag. Rattle. Rattle.

Molding quality is to be expected from the age of the kit. Raised panel lines, heavy seams, and the occasional flash were all present.
Hhhm! Got to love the nostalgia.

Hey, the clear parts are safely poly bagged. Pfew! The decal sheet looks to be in good register. Pfew!
The plan is to do a little converting on this build. I'm turning this Ki-46 Dinah into the armed variant. Going to add 2 20mm canons in the nose and a 37mm canon(shrage musik) along the dorsal spine.
I'm looking forward to a fun campaign. Let's model on, fellows!
Bill