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OFFICIAL: The Night Shift Campaign
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
KitMaker: 4,308 posts
AeroScale: 2,165 posts
Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017 - 03:55 AM GMT+7

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Cool story, seems someone went for a joyride and the mountain got in their way



Four persons on the a/c and one hurt due to a fall. WOW! It looks like some weaponry was retrieved also. OH! and the nurses

Bob
TotemWolf
#288
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Oklahoma, United States
Joined: February 11, 2013
KitMaker: 273 posts
AeroScale: 72 posts
Posted: Sunday, October 01, 2017 - 01:03 PM GMT+7
I'm almost ready for some paint. I need to go over all the seams and joints and clean everything up. The canopy replacement should be here later this week so I should be masking in a few days.

Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
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Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 - 09:37 AM GMT+7
I need some help with the F6F-5N wheel well and wing fold areas. I have been searching for any information as to the color of those areas after the little info that I have been able to find shows white, chromate, and Navy blue.

Bob
TotemWolf
#288
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Oklahoma, United States
Joined: February 11, 2013
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Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 - 10:05 AM GMT+7

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I need some help with the F6F-5N wheel well and wing fold areas. I have been searching for any information as to the color of those areas after the little info that I have been able to find shows white, chromate, and Navy blue.

Bob


This might help.http://www.ipmsstockholm.org/magazine/2004/05/stuff_eng_interior_colours_us_part3.htm I quoted the F6F portion


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By the time Hellcat entered mass production, Grumman had made the decision to adopt Interior Green in place of Bronze Green for cockpits, and possibly also to adopt Zinc Chromate primer in place of its own Grumman Grey. However, older paints were to be used as long as their stocks were available.

Thus the first hundred or so F6F-3 airframes produced almost certainly had their cockpits finished with the remaining stock of Bronze Green. Subsequent aircraft had their cockpits finished in Interior Green. Starting with F6F-5, cockpit area above and including the side consoles was finished in flat black with the remaining surfaces in Interior Green.



An enlarged portion of a well-known photo of newly produced F6F-3s on Grumman publicity flight. The factory-applied red surrounds to the national insignia should indicate a June - September 1943 time frame. What is interesting is the colour of the headrest inside the cockpit, which looks markedly unlike Interior Green. The actual colour could have been Bronze Green, but this statement is non-conclusive.

The inside of the engine cowling varied throughout the Hellcat production, being Grumman Grey, Interior Green or Zinc Chromate Yellow. Later F6F-5 and had flat black cowling interiors. Other enclosed areas of the fuselage were either Grumman Grey (on early production machines) or Zinc Chromate Yellow.

In common with the general Navy practice the wheel bays and undercarriage legs were finished in the lower surface colour. However, the area ahead of the main spar in the wheel well was left in Interior Green. Also, some photos of operational Hellcats show wheel hubs and legs in Aluminium finish, possibly applied during overhauls at field maintenance depots.

Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
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Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 - 05:19 PM GMT+7
Robert, thanks for the information it helps a lot.

Bob
TotemWolf
#288
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Oklahoma, United States
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Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 - 09:51 AM GMT+7
Well a got the canopy replaced and got all the interior colors sprayed. Now I can prime and start the paint job.
TotemWolf
#288
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Oklahoma, United States
Joined: February 11, 2013
KitMaker: 273 posts
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Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 - 01:40 PM GMT+7
Well the first coat of paint/primer is on.




I used Vallejo Dunkelgrau primer purposely sprayed a little thin and mottled to give it a worn look. I will be adding black and as needed other grays to get it just the right look.
rochaped
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Lisboa, Portugal
Joined: August 27, 2010
KitMaker: 522 posts
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Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 03:04 AM GMT+7
Time for me to jump aboard the night shift!

My entry is the venerable but outstanding Gekko late production from Tamiya in the quarter scale.

The kit has some few itens already glued, the top and bottom wing and one of the stabilizers. Also placed are the masks (wonder if the glue is still ok after 8 years or so...) and some putty on the inner fuselage holes. These will be a pain to smooth to surface.







will post ongoing photos during these next few months.

Cheers,
Pedro
rochaped
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Lisboa, Portugal
Joined: August 27, 2010
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Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 09:00 AM GMT+7
No photos, all bench time going to a lot of PE parts in the wheel bays and cockpit.
Guess this part will be long and tedious, but worthy in the end im sure.

Btw, this campaign needs more bumps, I mean with so many good modelers enlisted and some great subjects chosen, it should be more active.

Cheers
Pedro