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nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
Joined: May 23, 2011
KitMaker: 633 posts
AeroScale: 163 posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 08:13 PM UTC
Hi all,

i finally managed to finish the wings riggings, i have to finish the rear ones but it'll be a lot faster i guess !!!













Cheers
nico
md72
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Washington, United States
Joined: November 05, 2005
KitMaker: 4,130 posts
AeroScale: 2,746 posts
Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 06:22 PM UTC
Progress, I got part of the interior painted and mounted the pilots for painting. Here's my crew; Larry, Daryl and Daryl from my Airfix A-20, the Buccaneer's crew and the pilot from my Jolly Roger's F9F-8.

bomber14
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: February 02, 2015
KitMaker: 240 posts
AeroScale: 222 posts
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 - 04:38 AM UTC

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Round two of Ocean Gray.



Mike



mike what paint are you using there? hataka?

joe





Yes, I used a Hataka set of paints for the Spit.

Mike


how did you like them? i been thinking of giving their lacquer line a try along with that mr color super clear gloss for a wash barrier.

joe
Sleepwalker71
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Singapore / 新加坡
Joined: August 30, 2012
KitMaker: 168 posts
AeroScale: 13 posts
Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 - 06:52 PM UTC
Here we go.
I had finished cockpit. Almost, since dashboard, compass and two other tiny pieces and will be added later. As you (probably) can see, I drilled out all lightening holes in the frames as well as in seat support. Pretty useless work as almost NOTHING will be visible  When I dry-fitted all for the last photo I just laughed out. Enjoy!






WIggus
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: July 07, 2017
KitMaker: 62 posts
AeroScale: 58 posts
Posted: Monday, January 07, 2019 - 02:42 AM UTC


I finally finished my 1/72 Eduard Spitfire. I snapped the rudder off two times during the build, lost the dorsal marker light, and lost a cannon during the months that I was away from it. So I finally buckled down and inserted some pins to secure the rudder and did some weathering. Then, like magic, the cannon showed up right in front of me on the desk. Thanks Styrene Fairies!

I'll get better photos taken to place in the group album.
Sleepwalker71
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Singapore / 新加坡
Joined: August 30, 2012
KitMaker: 168 posts
AeroScale: 13 posts
Posted: Monday, January 07, 2019 - 12:49 AM UTC
A bit late start, but the subject and kit itself were worthy of some waiting. Tamiya's Supermarine Spitfire Mk. I in 1/48 scale. There's nothing like the smell of hot sizzling moulds of just-released models. The model looks terrific even in the box and very soon I will start its assembly. It will be finished in markings of 29 RAF Squadron during Operation Dynamo in May/June 1940 in its distinctive aluminium, black and white underside.
md72
#439
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Washington, United States
Joined: November 05, 2005
KitMaker: 4,130 posts
AeroScale: 2,746 posts
Posted: Friday, January 04, 2019 - 08:30 AM UTC
Wow, I've really got to get to work on my Buccaneer....
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
Joined: September 22, 2016
KitMaker: 144 posts
AeroScale: 119 posts
Posted: Friday, January 04, 2019 - 07:39 AM UTC
My workbench is clear and finally i have time for this campaign !

I will build a Harrier GR.3 who took part to the falklands campaign and armed with 2 BL-755 bombs and a vinten recon pod.

FirstSergeant
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Michigan, United States
Joined: January 02, 2012
KitMaker: 121 posts
AeroScale: 61 posts
Posted: Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 08:36 AM UTC




Greetings,
Making progress. Assembled, minor gaps, filled nicely. On to the primer and paint.
Cheers,
Firstsergeant
eMan
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Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
Joined: August 08, 2002
KitMaker: 1,003 posts
AeroScale: 272 posts
Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 08:48 PM UTC
Here is my entry, Classic Airframes 1/48 Westland Whirlwind.


PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
Joined: October 01, 2016
KitMaker: 236 posts
AeroScale: 134 posts
Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 04:51 AM UTC
And done:


Two more photos in the gallery.

Thanks for the campaign.

Makes me want to build more NMF planes...
MichaelSatin
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 3,216 posts
AeroScale: 2,308 posts
Posted: Friday, December 14, 2018 - 05:32 AM UTC
Going well here!

Progress on the Special Hobby 1/32 Tempest V:





Not a kit for the faint of heart, but slow and steady wins the race!

Michael
TacFireGuru
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Colorado, United States
Joined: December 25, 2004
KitMaker: 3,644 posts
AeroScale: 195 posts
Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 12:19 AM UTC

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Round two of Ocean Gray.



Mike



mike what paint are you using there? hataka?

joe



Yes, I used a Hataka set of paints for the Spit.

Mike
Pave-Hawk
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: May 05, 2006
KitMaker: 842 posts
AeroScale: 178 posts
Posted: Tuesday, December 04, 2018 - 08:45 PM UTC
Finally made a start on my Airfix Defiant.
The Instrument panel decal is nice, and fits over the part quite well with a bit of decal solvent.


Cockpit is pretty much done and ready for the fuselage to be closed up.
Dangeroo
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Zurich, Switzerland
Joined: March 13, 2009
KitMaker: 2,052 posts
AeroScale: 65 posts
Posted: Saturday, December 01, 2018 - 09:31 PM UTC
REally nice Looking Harrier there, Coarlos!

I called it quits with the Hurricane, hit a Murphy moment and finally put it on the kids pile…

Now I'm back with a vengeance, a double Spitfire build: one of the first and one of the last Spitfires, both by Airfix, built in parallel, the Mk. I and the Mk. 22.


Here are the starting pix and the way Things stand now.





Cheers!
Stefan
bomber14
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: February 02, 2015
KitMaker: 240 posts
AeroScale: 222 posts
Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 02:35 PM UTC

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Round two of Ocean Gray.



Mike



mike what paint are you using there? hataka?

joe
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 3,216 posts
AeroScale: 2,308 posts
Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 03:26 AM UTC
Sorry to hear that Mike. Good luck with the renovation and hope to see you around when it's done!

Michael
TacFireGuru
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Colorado, United States
Joined: December 25, 2004
KitMaker: 3,644 posts
AeroScale: 195 posts
Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 03:13 AM UTC
Unfortunately, I'll be dropping from the campaign. My shop is being emptied and renovated. Maybe next time.

Mike
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 3,216 posts
AeroScale: 2,308 posts
Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 06:59 AM UTC
Nice work Carlos! Hope you get the replacement canopy someday.

Sorry about the decals Mike but I'm sure you'll pull it out.

Welcome Stefan!

You've got it on the run John.

Looking good Pasi!

I haven't given up on the 1/32 Tempest, just have to finish a couple of others to a deadline.

Keep it up everyone!

Michael
Torpon
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Spain / España
Joined: February 28, 2012
KitMaker: 52 posts
AeroScale: 51 posts
Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 02:40 AM UTC
I have glued all very quickly and I am calling it a day.





See you around!!!
Torpon
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Spain / España
Joined: February 28, 2012
KitMaker: 52 posts
AeroScale: 51 posts
Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 02:35 AM UTC
Disaster!!!!

I broke the canopy of my Harrier!!!

I have been a few weeks waiting for a replacement part from Airfix but no luck.


TacFireGuru
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Colorado, United States
Joined: December 25, 2004
KitMaker: 3,644 posts
AeroScale: 195 posts
Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 - 06:16 AM UTC
Kit decals destroyed for the Spit. Broke apart when putting the large Roundels on. A kind Gentleman from a FB page was kind to send me a replacement AeroMaster set. I hope to get some on by this weekend.

Mike
john41492
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Malacca, Malaysia
Joined: July 20, 2015
KitMaker: 182 posts
AeroScale: 170 posts
Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 04:43 AM UTC
Hi All,

Mike, nice recovery! Your issue isn't the worst I've seen (clear coat shattering post decals) , though close to it! Looks like no hangar queen for you on this one.

While my build has been a back burner, I decided to add Eduard's PE Sutton harness for this build. A good exercise in patience, though it turned out nice I think.





Until these pictures were done, I didn't notice I missed the lever that raises the seat. Fortunately, with things closed up, you don't really notice.

I proceeded to clean the fuselage, not much needed. Following the instructions, I removed the two raised things on each upper wing. I'm not a Spitfire person, so I'm sorry I don't know what they are called, or what they were used for! An easy job, and from the reference pictures they are not on the plane I'm doing. So far, so good. This is going really fast!

I broke from the instructions and opted to glue the top wings to the fuselage prior to adding the main underwing.

I tend to go out of my way to avoid doing filler, and this method usually works to avoid fit issues for wing roots. This was no exception. There's a little wiggle room at the root fuselage join, but nothing to complain about.

I added the lower wing, complete with all the stuff that goes on, starting at the leading edge and working to the tips.

I then started to gently wick the glue onto the trailing edge. This edge is so thin, my concern was the glue would mare the trailing edge, so I went slow and easy. No marring.

This was going so fast, that I realized I had to mask the canopy, thinking "Well this will slow things down...", two hours! I'm still grinning on that! I put the front and rear canopies on with some Crystal Clear and it looked great!



Of course, something going this smooth will have a bump.

While sanding the leading edges of the wing, my thumb decided to crash the party and put just a little too pressure on the rear windshield. It cracked. Still taped, I think it'll be fine with some Crystal Clear and little green paint on a raised detail I missed on the inside.

All in all, this kit is definitely holding up to one of the first of the "Shake and bake" kits. Total time from finishing the cockpit to here is three days, at best an hour a day? Most likely less, though I am letting the glue cure a bit! Ha!

Till next time enjoy!
TacFireGuru
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Colorado, United States
Joined: December 25, 2004
KitMaker: 3,644 posts
AeroScale: 195 posts
Posted: Friday, October 26, 2018 - 02:55 AM UTC
Adjusted the Dark Green paint some (wings) and added the "tan" tail band. Used the Mr. Hobby Gloss Clear this time. Picked it up at Hobby Town some time back - I think it was a one-off, but it goes on nice and clear. Pretty pleased.



Mike
Dangeroo
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Zurich, Switzerland
Joined: March 13, 2009
KitMaker: 2,052 posts
AeroScale: 65 posts
Posted: Monday, October 22, 2018 - 08:29 AM UTC
Some really nice Progress in this Campaign guys!

Mind if I join the fun? Just a Little side Project, an Academy Hurricane. I know, not the most accurate of kits. And needed a bit of filler here and there. Gotta be practicing my planes!

Start pic:

Progress so far:


Cheers!
Stefan