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OFFICIAL: Airfix IV Campaign
eMan
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Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
Joined: August 08, 2002
KitMaker: 932 posts
AeroScale: 252 posts
Posted: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 08:55 PM UTC
Great campaign and nice ribbon, thank you!
Shrimpman
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Dublin, Ireland
Joined: August 14, 2016
KitMaker: 101 posts
AeroScale: 77 posts
Posted: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 12:30 AM UTC
Congratulations everyone. It was as much pleasure participating as watching your models slowly come to life. There are some real gems in the campaign gallery. I am so jealous!
b17-peter
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Hessen, Germany
Joined: January 09, 2013
KitMaker: 381 posts
AeroScale: 330 posts
Posted: Monday, December 18, 2017 - 11:43 PM UTC

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Thanks for hosting a great campaign. I'm sure I'll be back for another Airfix build.



Thank you and the same for me! See you in Airfix V
md72
#439
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Washington, United States
Joined: November 05, 2005
KitMaker: 3,968 posts
AeroScale: 2,644 posts
Posted: Monday, December 18, 2017 - 08:27 AM UTC
Thanks for hosting a great campaign. I'm sure I'll be back for another Airfix build.
tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: February 04, 2008
KitMaker: 2,338 posts
AeroScale: 1,794 posts
Posted: Monday, December 18, 2017 - 06:38 AM UTC
I have awarded campaign ribbons to all who posted in the campaign gallery.
Special mention:-
Panzeman 3 builds.
Gluefinger 2 builds.
Thank you to all!
See you in Arfix V !

MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 2,933 posts
AeroScale: 2,097 posts
Posted: Monday, December 18, 2017 - 01:11 AM UTC
And so Airfix IV comes to an end. A great campaign and congrats to all who finished! Ribbons should be awarded very soon. Thanks to all for participating!

Michael
Kanguroo
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Vietnam
Joined: May 07, 2006
KitMaker: 357 posts
AeroScale: 67 posts
Posted: Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 08:53 PM UTC
Thank you, Peter.
A realistic dio, William.
GazzaS
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: April 23, 2015
KitMaker: 3,466 posts
AeroScale: 1,677 posts
Posted: Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 02:19 PM UTC
Mark,
Great work on your Torpedo bomber!

William,
Fantastic diorama!

Gaz
b17-peter
#392
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Hessen, Germany
Joined: January 09, 2013
KitMaker: 381 posts
AeroScale: 330 posts
Posted: Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 02:07 PM UTC
Great dio, Bill! Congrats

Mr. K - Love your impressive Harriers! Well done!
panzerman1
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Maryland, United States
Joined: September 30, 2010
KitMaker: 332 posts
AeroScale: 75 posts
Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 05:20 PM UTC
3rd entry completed. Airfix T-34/85 with Soldiers.





I had a wonderful time participating in this campaign. Some really great builds have been done, and I've enjoyed watching them progress. See you all on the next campaign. Happy modeling. Bill
panzerman1
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Maryland, United States
Joined: September 30, 2010
KitMaker: 332 posts
AeroScale: 75 posts
Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 05:15 PM UTC
Russell, I hope you post your Tiffy in the forum when you finish.
Mark, the Avenger turned out wonderfully. You made that old kit shine.

It's been an honor participating in this campaign, and seeing everyone's builds.
Bill
md72
#439
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Washington, United States
Joined: November 05, 2005
KitMaker: 3,968 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 10:33 AM UTC
Stick a fork in it, it's done. Done. Done.




This is my second Ancient Airfix Assembler campaign. It's been a lot of fun, thanks to all who participated and the campaign manager who pulled it together.

While I might sign up for Airfix V, I'd like to take a break, how about Medieval Matchbox II or Historic Hasegawa for the next old kits build?

Off to find the gallery and post.
RussellE
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Victoria, Australia
Joined: June 27, 2010
KitMaker: 2,262 posts
AeroScale: 233 posts
Posted: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 08:52 AM UTC
It has been wonderful seeing all these great builds completed and I congratulate everyone on finishing!

Unfortunately I am going to miss the deadline by quite a wide margin!

Here's the last pics I took last week. Normally I would use a liquid mask to create the camo pattern but my brand of choice wasn't available and the only one my LHS had available was a right sow's ear to work with.




so it was off with the liquid mask and back to old school blu tack and masking tape...



As of this date I've just managed to paint the white of the invasion stripes on and I may get the black on before Sunday but that's as close as I'm going to get I'm afraid...

Thanks to the campaign admins for running the show and hopefully I'll fare better in Airfix V (hint hint )
tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: February 04, 2008
KitMaker: 2,338 posts
AeroScale: 1,794 posts
Posted: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 04:49 AM UTC
Great builds one and all!
I have been in a building slump for some time now!
Michael please let me know when campaign is finished so that I may post ribbons.
panzerman1
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Maryland, United States
Joined: September 30, 2010
KitMaker: 332 posts
AeroScale: 75 posts
Posted: Monday, December 11, 2017 - 12:22 PM UTC
Mark, I sympathize with your frustration. Well, if you ever build another Airfix Avenger(maybe a new mold one) down the road you can be fore armed. Missing Navigator looks like a Gremlin on the wing....hahahahahaha. Good luck finishing the kit.
Bill
md72
#439
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Washington, United States
Joined: November 05, 2005
KitMaker: 3,968 posts
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Posted: Monday, December 11, 2017 - 10:52 AM UTC
Coming around the clubhouse turn and down the home stretch:

I also found my AWOL radio operator, who managed to get left out when I closed up the fuselage. And I found that the instructions didn't match the box art. Had I put the large number in front of the national insignia on the side and the small numbers in front of the tail triangle, all that effort would be out where everyone could see it.
md72
#439
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Monday, December 11, 2017 - 01:55 AM UTC
Thanks Will, but don't let the Rivet Police too close. At a minimum, the missile fins are 90 degrees off, a couple overlap and I might have drilled out a mounting hole or 2 too large to be buried under the pylon. But in the happy news section, I've only got the tail hook, pitot tube and antenna masts to go. Might even try it rig an antenna. A good clear coat would qualify this one to be FINISHED.
panzerman1
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Maryland, United States
Joined: September 30, 2010
KitMaker: 332 posts
AeroScale: 75 posts
Posted: Monday, December 11, 2017 - 01:49 AM UTC
Update on T-34/85 with Soldiers. Getting close to the finish!

Dark wash and highlighting done. Weathering is up next.

Final painting is underway on the troops.

The 17th of December is fast approaching. I will finish in time.
Thanks for viewing. Bill
panzerman1
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Maryland, United States
Joined: September 30, 2010
KitMaker: 332 posts
AeroScale: 75 posts
Posted: Monday, December 11, 2017 - 01:44 AM UTC
Mark, the Avenger is shaping up nicely. Rockets under wing look great.
Jan, Fabulous work on the Tiger Moth. Love the rigging.
Mr. K, Amazing trio of Harriers. Magnificent paintwork.
Kanguroo
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Vietnam
Joined: May 07, 2006
KitMaker: 357 posts
AeroScale: 67 posts
Posted: Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 08:20 PM UTC
Wow, the yellow is really attractive, Janssen.

I finally finished my Airfix Sea Harrier FA2:



Thank to this campaign, I collected three RAF Harriers:

Regards,
K.
EHAM0624
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Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Joined: January 27, 2014
KitMaker: 176 posts
AeroScale: 72 posts
Posted: Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 03:50 AM UTC
My entre to this campaign



Nice little model and i could not resist to do a bit off work on it, so i added a engine



The color was easy i though


But i guess i should have started with red or white as the yellow was not to my liking,.. any way after multiple coats and extra brush strokes i gave up..



here the final pic.
Its a Tiger Moth that served in the Dutch Indies, decals are from Flevo Decals





thanks
md72
#439
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Washington, United States
Joined: November 05, 2005
KitMaker: 3,968 posts
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Posted: Saturday, December 09, 2017 - 11:46 PM UTC
Two more fiddy bits done, my attempt at Yagi antennas.

panzerman1
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Maryland, United States
Joined: September 30, 2010
KitMaker: 332 posts
AeroScale: 75 posts
Posted: Saturday, December 09, 2017 - 01:29 PM UTC
Update on T-34/85 with Soldiers.

Near Disaster!!! The old Airfix tracks snapped apart in several places. I replaced them with Fujimi spare ones. Had to pin and weigh them down.

Double Disaster!!! The Fujimi tracks fell apart as well. The drive sprocket and a road wheel broke off too. I had to drill and pin them back on. 1st time I ever wanted to smash a model with a 10lbs. hammer!!!

Sanity regained, I affixed a 3rd set of tracks to the kit. These came from a Revell reboxing of the Matchbox T-34 kit. Decals being applied came from my spares collection. Pfew!
Thanks for viewing. Counting down to the 17th of December.
Bill
md72
#439
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Saturday, December 09, 2017 - 11:58 AM UTC
Haven't really thought about how to fix it. I'm hoping that one fades faster than the other. I might have some gray numbers I could use, but that just seemed odd to have 2 different color numbers on the plane.
panzerman1
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Maryland, United States
Joined: September 30, 2010
KitMaker: 332 posts
AeroScale: 75 posts
Posted: Saturday, December 09, 2017 - 10:40 AM UTC
Mark, your Avenger looks fantastic with its markings applied. Crazy how the #1 disappeared into the white of the triangle flash. Are you going to attempt an outline of the number?
Keep having fun. Bill