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OFFICIAL: Vietnam War 50 Campaign
Kanguroo
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Vietnam
Joined: May 07, 2006
KitMaker: 376 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 01:59 PM UTC
Great campaign was closed. Thank you Michael and all campaigners.
RadekZ
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Warszawa, Poland
Joined: March 12, 2013
KitMaker: 86 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 07:08 PM UTC
Great campaign and cool kits in gallery! Congrats to everyone who finished ... pity I'm not with you this time ... I managed to get as far as to paint first camo colour on my A-7 Hopefuly I'll get something finished for MTO

btw... is there a special ribbon for one who didn't finish most campaigns?

md72
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 12:49 AM UTC
Thank you. It was a good campaign and the ribbon looks pretty neat on my wall. Good work everyone. See ya next time.
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
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Posted: Monday, July 16, 2018 - 12:18 AM UTC
And so the Vietnam 50 Campaign comes to an end. Congrats to all who finished and great work to everyone involved! A very nice showing indeed in the gallery.

Ribbons have been awarded so if you didn't get one and think you should have, let me know.

See you around the site!

Michael
phantom_phanatic309
#372
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United Kingdom
Joined: March 10, 2010
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Posted: Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 02:32 AM UTC
Tim, no way is your Patton 1/72! Fantastic work and finish.

Mr K, great wqrk on your F-5. The paintwork is really nicely done.

Mark, great work on your Heuy and ingenious use of the paper for the interior insulation. I've got something similar made form foil I'm planning on using for the flak padding installed inside AC-47's. I think it was the foil seal from a large tin of coffee.

And finally making at across the finish line is my F-5A finished in markings of the 4503rd TFS 1966.
Built form the Matchbox 1/72 kit, using the belly tank and decals from the PM kit and M117's from the spares box.







I think it needs a little weathering with some pigments and a wash in some places to make it a little more visually interesting. Looking at the photo's it looks a bit plasticy and toy like. I might attempt that over the summer holidays.

Still it's a kit I'm glad I finally got around to building as I'm a huge fan of Matchbox and it will do until I can get the Wolfpack kit.

Thanks to Michaal for hosting that campaign and I've enjoyed seeing everyone else's builds here.

Stephen
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 08:15 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Spent this afternoon doing some of the final fiddly bits on my F-5. Would have had it finished this afternoon but got dragged out by the other half.



That'll happen. You've got all day tomorrow, you can do it!

Michael
phantom_phanatic309
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 08:05 AM UTC
Spent this afternoon doing some of the final fiddly bits on my F-5. Would have had it finished this afternoon but got dragged out by the other half.
MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 07:43 AM UTC
Nice work everyone! Only one day left, so if you're close better jump on it. And don't forget, no ribbon if you haven't posted in the campaign gallery.

Michael
TimReynaga
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MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
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California, United States
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Posted: Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 03:27 AM UTC
That's one beautiful F-5A Mr. K - well done indeed!

Kanguroo
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Vietnam
Joined: May 07, 2006
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Posted: Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 03:01 AM UTC

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Maybe I'll finish it next year at Hangar Queen 9

Next try to finish a model: Sukhoi campaign

Regards
Chris




My little bird is finished.




Cheers,
K.
McScheffer
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Niedersachsen, Germany
Joined: July 11, 2013
KitMaker: 85 posts
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Posted: Friday, July 13, 2018 - 06:42 AM UTC


This is the end
Beautiful friend
This is the end
My only friend
The end
(Jim Morrison RIP)

Maybe I'll finish it next year at Hangar Queen 9

Next try to finish a model: Sukhoi campaign

Regards
Chris
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
KitMaker: 4,538 posts
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Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 04:56 AM UTC
Tim, really nice job on the M48.

Mark, love the huey.

I could not finish my A1, here is where I could get to with life popping up so much.


md72
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 04:39 PM UTC
Done, done, done.


Italeri 1/72 HU-1C
I tried to dress it up a bit with weathering, it nearly worked. I also tried to create an appearance of a ceiling in the cockpit. I added a piece of paper with a diamond pattern to represent the sound deadening pad and a panel with switches between the green glass.


I had hoped to get the Navy one done in time also, but that's not going to happen.


Some wear and tear in the cabin and lots of red dust.
Naseby
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Slovakia
Joined: October 15, 2010
KitMaker: 723 posts
AeroScale: 405 posts
Posted: Thursday, July 05, 2018 - 06:28 AM UTC
Tim I had to actually scroll back a few pages to check that You did in fact build a 1/72 kit, not a 1/35. What else to say ? The lights, the equipment, the .50 cal. just perfect. And great presentation too...I like the smell of Gunze in the morning...smells like... end of a succesfull aeroscale campaign
b17-peter
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Hessen, Germany
Joined: January 09, 2013
KitMaker: 404 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 - 06:38 PM UTC
@Tim - Congrats, tremendous extra work and a superb result! Very cool action photos, too!
Removed by original poster on 07/05/18 - 06:37:09 (GMT).
TimReynaga
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
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California, United States
Joined: May 03, 2006
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Posted: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 - 02:44 AM UTC
Ha, you are right, Michael! I did build a 1/72 scale Korean War Sherman a while back, must have been thinking of that (the .50cal machine gun used on this Patton actually came from that Hasegawa Sherman kit)… anyway, I‘ve now put the pictures in the gallery and corrected the above entry to read, “M48A3”.

Thanks for a great campaign!
MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 - 01:35 AM UTC
Tim,

I only see two problems:

1. That's an M48A3 as you state at the beginning, not an M4A3E8 as you say at the end (even I know that difference).

2. No way that's 1/72, it's gotta be at least 1/35. Very nice job!

Again, don't forget the gallery.

Michael
TimReynaga
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
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California, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, July 04, 2018 - 01:02 AM UTC
Here’s my rendition of ESCI’s M48A3 Patton in 1/72 scale.

This classic kit from the early 1980s has a lot going for it, but I did make a few changes:

• 14 road wheels and 10 return rollers corrected to doubled configuration
• track horn guide channels added to the centers of the drive sprockets
• mounted tracks and spares on turret improved with Hasegawa M1 Abrams track inside surfaces
• headlight guards made from lead foil, headlights hollowed out and acetate lenses added
• tool boxes on fenders improved with new plastic lids, hinges, & wire handles
• air cleaners on fenders improved with wire and sheet plastic details
• Xenon light improved with wire, facial tissue cover, and hand painted MAIN DEALERS logo
• wire securing ring and lead foil clips added to blast bag at base of barrel
• .50 cal machine gun replaced with a Hasegawa part improved with wire and plastic stock
• various handles, lifting rings, antennae, MG barrel deflector, and hatch mechanism made from wire
• raised casting codes on turret top are numbers shaved from plastic model sprue labels
• turret basket scratchbuilt from plastic, wire, and nylon mesh; stowage from various sources
• markings hand painted and assembled from model railroad stencil decals

The completed tank:




The model depicts DISASTER, a M48A3 (late model) Patton of the MAIN DEALERS, 2nd Platoon, ‘C’ Company, 1st Marine Tank Battalion during operations Southeast of Da Nang in February of 1970.

Happy Independence Day America!


phantom_phanatic309
#372
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, July 01, 2018 - 09:26 AM UTC
Franck, great work on your Oscar. I like the worn and weathered paint effect.

Got the decals on my F-5 today. I used the ones form the PM kit, so I was surprised that they behaved themselves and stuck on. I think the blue on the national insignia is a little bright (in the photos it's showing a lighter shade), but I'm happy with it.

phantom_phanatic309
#372
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 08:15 AM UTC

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We can put both for voting what do You say ? I will open a toppic on it.



Good idea. We've all probably got at least one kit in the stash that works for both.
A quick look at mine I can see a Churchill Croc I have Korean markings for, a Skyraider AEW and Israeli Ouragan. Bound to be other stuff still packed away.

In the meantime I need to get this one done first. Hoping to get some decals on the F-5 tomorrow.
Naseby
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Slovakia
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Posted: Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 05:51 AM UTC
We can put both for voting what do You say ? I will open a toppic on it.
phantom_phanatic309
#372
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 05:21 AM UTC
Just an idea how about a Suez Crisis campaign as well?
md72
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Posted: Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 04:30 AM UTC
Sounds like it wasn't Oscar the Grouch. Looks good!

Probably is time for another Korean War campaign. The last one was back in 2011. I'm sure I've got a few candidates for another one.
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
Joined: September 22, 2016
KitMaker: 111 posts
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Posted: Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 03:41 AM UTC
My French Ki-43 III Oscar is finished.