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OFFICAL: RAF 100 Campaign
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 03:54 AM UTC
Well, it's 1 April in London, and time for this campaign to get off the ground! Welcome to the Royal Air Force 100th Anniversary Campaign.

The campaign will run from 1 April, 2018 through 1 April, 2019.

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 some great builds honoring the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force!

Michael
md72
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Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 05:40 AM UTC
Here's my entry, Matchbox 1/72 S2B Buccaneer. Arrived inside another kit, looks like it's all here.


The cover on the decals looks a bit toasted, but the decals seem all right.




Now I just gotta clean a bunch of other projects off of the bench....
Bigrip74
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Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 06:39 AM UTC
OK! I'm in with a Monogram Hawker Typhoon.


PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 09:25 AM UTC
I'm in with Airfix 1/48 EE Lightning.



The NMF is dazzling, but I think I'll go with green grey camouflage.
Littorio
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Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 01:10 PM UTC
Ok then this will be my entry, oh going with scheme 3 of DF-184/blue G of No.5 Glider training school 1943.




Now if I get time I may also build this:

MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 06:59 PM UTC
Really nice variety of kits so far. But Mark, good Lord, my eyes! Those Matchbox colors!

As I've mentioned before, here's my entry:





I have a bunch of things going right now, but I've been itching to get at this one. We'll see how things go...

Michael
md72
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Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 07:48 PM UTC
Michael, that's why they invented model paint.
Been down this path before
Matchbox 1/72 F-86A before paint:

After decals:


So there's hope, now give me a year to turn this sow's ear into a purse. (not hoping for a silk one though).
165thspc
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Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 01:46 AM UTC
In with my first Spitfire.


Bought this and the Arado at the LHS. Plan on building it more of less OOB but have cast metal landing gear and resin wheels on order thru eBoo. I think I might omit the bomb hardware to allow the aircraft to portray it's fighter/pursuit role.
WIggus
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Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 08:37 PM UTC
Can I play?
You guys tell me: is this more or less than 25% built of the total kit?
1/72 Eduard Spitfire IX

MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 10:31 PM UTC

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Can I play?
You guys tell me: is this more or less than 25% built of the total kit?
1/72 Eduard Spitfire IX



I'd say that if that's all you have done, you're in under the wire and good to participate!

Michael
WIggus
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Posted: Monday, April 02, 2018 - 08:32 PM UTC
Awesome! Shame to let a perfectly good Spitfire go to waste. ;-)


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I'd say that if that's all you have done, you're in under the wire and good to participate!

Michael

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c4willy
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Posted: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 08:40 AM UTC
I'm considering doing something completely left field for me and building the Trumpeter 1/32 EF2000B Typhoon. I got it cheap cause it was missing the canopy and engine sprues but I have sourced a replacement for the Canopy (ex Revell we'll see how that goes) And I've got resin exhausts I'll just need to mock up the intakes. Could be a whole lotta fun. Thoughts gentlemen?
165thspc
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Posted: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 08:45 AM UTC
The Revel Spitfire comes with both an open and a "pinched" set of exhausts. I am using the open set but the pinched set is yours if you think they would work.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 04:02 PM UTC

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I'm considering doing something completely left field for me and building the Trumpeter 1/32 EF2000B Typhoon. I got it cheap cause it was missing the canopy and engine sprues but I have sourced a replacement for the Canopy (ex Revell we'll see how that goes) And I've got resin exhausts I'll just need to mock up the intakes. Could be a whole lotta fun. Thoughts gentlemen?



Go for it, Chris! It'll be good to see a modern Typhoon here.

Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 05:22 PM UTC
I'm in with the new(ish) Airfix Spitfire Mk. IIa


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165thspc
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Posted: Thursday, April 05, 2018 - 10:03 AM UTC
Some small progress beginning this Spitfire:

Bigrip74
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Posted: Thursday, April 05, 2018 - 08:02 PM UTC
Michael K, nice office I like the instrument panel especially.

Bob
165thspc
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Posted: Thursday, April 05, 2018 - 08:21 PM UTC
Thanks - the IP is a beautiful molding but am not sure how they expect one to lay a broad, flat decal over that very high relief surface.

I am new to this. How do you guys do this? Do you cut each dial face out of the main decal and apply it separately?

That is the only way I can see to do this???

On my Arado I tried laying the broad, uncut decal over the IP with lots of Solv-Set but that offered only limited success. (See photo)

My abilities definitely need to grow in this regard . . . . . HELP!


1/32nd Arado 196 Instrument Panel


p.s. I imagineered some piping and panel detail on that forward cockpit firewall. Did not think it should appear totally flat as on the stock model but doubt it will be visible when everything is buttoned up.
165thspc
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Posted: Thursday, April 05, 2018 - 08:31 PM UTC
Been looking for some pilot officer figures to populate my Spitfire.

Any suggestions?

It took me a bit to swallow the idea that the figure might end up costing me more than the plane!
WIggus
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Posted: Thursday, April 05, 2018 - 08:44 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Thanks - the IP is a beautiful molding but am not sure how they expect one to lay a broad, flat decal over that very high relief surface. How do you guys do this? Do you cut each dial face out of the main decal and apply it separately?



If you have a pin vice, and if you can get the IP unstuck from where it is, you can drill out all the dial faces and place the decal BEHIND the IP. Back it with thin styrene if you need to. Then fill all the dial faces with clear lacquer, Micro Crystal Clear, or UV glue to simulate the lenses. Might be with the time for a 1/32 kit.
165thspc
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Posted: Thursday, April 05, 2018 - 09:32 PM UTC
Did not think of drilling out the panel. Too late for this one but I will do that next time! Thanks

I have seen brass etch IPs where they did that and I was jealous wanting to have something like that for the particular aircraft I was working on.
c4willy
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Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2018 - 02:47 AM UTC
Michael Yahu make some fantastic I.P.'s that are ready assembled for a modest price I've been eyeing them for some of my upcoming builds. The range is small at present but it is growing.

Check out this link for a great pic of a 1/32 scale Hurricane I.P. it's about 1/2 way down the page I'm pretty sold on them from what I've seen. Follow the link below the pic to check out Quang's work building the Fly 1/32 Hurricane it's an amazing build.