login   |    register
Air Campaigns
Want to start or join a group build? This is where to start.
OFFICIAL: Hot 1950s in the Cold War Campaign
petbat
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Queensland, Australia
Joined: August 06, 2005
KitMaker: 2,229 posts
AeroScale: 28 posts
Posted: Friday, June 07, 2019 - 08:02 AM UTC
Hi Oliver

That is simply the gouging of the kit plastic using a Dremel burr to mould the seat back to fit the figure I am working on. I can see why it may look like tape. I think your imagination was the wonderful idea... I'll keep that one in mind. Cheers
Antilles
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: March 22, 2015
KitMaker: 616 posts
AeroScale: 581 posts
Posted: Friday, June 07, 2019 - 04:28 AM UTC
Peter and Tim: Nice photo finish!

Peter: Outstanding weathering job. I cannot see it clearly in the last picture. Have You simulated a repair of the driver´s seat with an adhesive tape? Great idea!

Tim: This tiny Sabre is just lovely. Congrats.

Jacob: Thank You for this great campaign!

Oliver
TimReynaga
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
_VISITCOMMUNITY
California, United States
Joined: May 03, 2006
KitMaker: 2,043 posts
AeroScale: 235 posts
Posted: Thursday, June 06, 2019 - 02:06 PM UTC
Thank you Jacob for a great campaign, well run!
Naseby
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Slovakia
Joined: October 15, 2010
KitMaker: 796 posts
AeroScale: 459 posts
Posted: Monday, June 03, 2019 - 08:16 AM UTC
Thanks everyone for participating this was a great opportunity to show some of the more obscure stuff that can be seen molded in plastic and great inspiration for future projects !
petbat
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Queensland, Australia
Joined: August 06, 2005
KitMaker: 2,229 posts
AeroScale: 28 posts
Posted: Sunday, June 02, 2019 - 10:16 PM UTC
Thanks Michael. And thanks to everyone who joined in. Some great builds and nice to see them progress through.
MichaelSatin
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
AEROSCALE
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 3,470 posts
AeroScale: 2,514 posts
Posted: Sunday, June 02, 2019 - 02:23 AM UTC
Well, time to wrap this one up. Nice job everyone, and congrats to those who finished! Ribbons have been awarded, so if you didn't get one and think you should have, let me know.

Thanks to Jacob for a great campaign, and to everyone who participated! We'll see you around the site!

Michael
petbat
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Queensland, Australia
Joined: August 06, 2005
KitMaker: 2,229 posts
AeroScale: 28 posts
Posted: Saturday, June 01, 2019 - 06:26 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Tonight I learned how to drill out a gear strut and reinforce it with a piece of wire.



You haven't really modelled until you have had to do this, no matter what genre you build!
md72
#439
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Washington, United States
Joined: November 05, 2005
KitMaker: 4,407 posts
AeroScale: 2,909 posts
Posted: Saturday, June 01, 2019 - 05:26 PM UTC
Well clearly I'm not going to finish tonight. But this kit has been a learning experience.

After I had a great time getting the old silver on, I found a bit of debris on the bottom of the spray booth, the bottom half of the NLG. Tonight I learned how to drill out a gear strut and reinforce it with a piece of wire.
petbat
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Queensland, Australia
Joined: August 06, 2005
KitMaker: 2,229 posts
AeroScale: 28 posts
Posted: Friday, May 31, 2019 - 09:06 PM UTC
As does your Sabre Tim.
TimReynaga
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
_VISITCOMMUNITY
California, United States
Joined: May 03, 2006
KitMaker: 2,043 posts
AeroScale: 235 posts
Posted: Friday, May 31, 2019 - 01:58 PM UTC
With the installation of the landing gear, the little Sabre is done!




TimReynaga
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
_VISITCOMMUNITY
California, United States
Joined: May 03, 2006
KitMaker: 2,043 posts
AeroScale: 235 posts
Posted: Friday, May 31, 2019 - 01:57 PM UTC
Peter, your little Commie GAZ looks great!

petbat
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Queensland, Australia
Joined: August 06, 2005
KitMaker: 2,229 posts
AeroScale: 28 posts
Posted: Friday, May 31, 2019 - 09:03 AM UTC
Okay, time will beat me for finishing the figure - had to modify it a bit more. But here is the GAZ 67B done - the gouging in the driver seat is for the figure to fit! .. and yes, the steering wheel is supposed to be offset like that. The shaft funs diagonally from front central down to past the driver's right foot.

You can see in the first pic what I meant about the missing in kit steering arm and Suspension damper arrangement being needed as it is very noticeable.




petbat
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Queensland, Australia
Joined: August 06, 2005
KitMaker: 2,229 posts
AeroScale: 28 posts
Posted: Friday, May 31, 2019 - 08:58 AM UTC
Jacob the Dragonfly is a work of art. Just beautiful.


Mark - Tick, tick, tick ……

Thanks for the kind words Jacob
Antilles
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: March 22, 2015
KitMaker: 616 posts
AeroScale: 581 posts
Posted: Friday, May 31, 2019 - 02:22 AM UTC
Jacob:
Congratulation . The Dragonfly looks really cool. I really like the shading You have applied onto the blue fuselage!

Tim:
Wow! This will truly be a tiny litte gem! The opened speed brakes look fantastic in this scale!

Peter:
Outstanding modifications on Your GAZ. What a plenty of fine details! Great.

Mark:
Go for it. I always liked the look of the Shooting-Star.

Oliver
md72
#439
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Washington, United States
Joined: November 05, 2005
KitMaker: 4,407 posts
AeroScale: 2,909 posts
Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 06:27 PM UTC
Not that I didn't give it a good try, but I'm not gonna get there in the next 2 days.

Great time doing the paint on it tonight, a good coat of Old School Floquil Old Silver. Looks pretty good so far.
Naseby
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Slovakia
Joined: October 15, 2010
KitMaker: 796 posts
AeroScale: 459 posts
Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 05:18 PM UTC
Looking good Tim.
TimReynaga
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
_VISITCOMMUNITY
California, United States
Joined: May 03, 2006
KitMaker: 2,043 posts
AeroScale: 235 posts
Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 02:58 PM UTC
Ejection seat, canopy, and 200 gallon Misawa wing tanks added.

TimReynaga
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
_VISITCOMMUNITY
California, United States
Joined: May 03, 2006
KitMaker: 2,043 posts
AeroScale: 235 posts
Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 12:31 AM UTC
Wow, Jacob, I think you hit the hard-used Marine look dead on! My compliments - your Dragonfly is one beautiful build of a challenging kit!

Naseby
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Slovakia
Joined: October 15, 2010
KitMaker: 796 posts
AeroScale: 459 posts
Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 06:55 PM UTC
So here we go. Bad pictures of the finished Dragonfly done with a Samsung A40. I will not have the possibility to make better ones any time soon. In reality the blue is much more darker and the chipping is not so much pronounced. I went for the hard-used marine look, but not a russian rust bucket wreck.
To sum up the kit: Its basically a challenging short-run with all the typical issues enhanced by the fact that the forward part of the fuselage is basically one huge canopy. PE and Decals are very nice. If you NEED the Dragonfly in your collection - go ahead buy it, if not - stay clear of it.

drg0011

drg0012

drg0013

drg0014

drg0015

drg0016
Removed by original poster on 05/30/19 - 06:33:17 (GMT).
TimReynaga
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
_VISITCOMMUNITY
California, United States
Joined: May 03, 2006
KitMaker: 2,043 posts
AeroScale: 235 posts
Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 12:31 PM UTC

Quoted Text

speed brakes in 1/144 you must be joking. I still remember the old Heller 1/72 Sabre and its speed brakes. In those times that was something!

https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/7/7/4/127774-10189-pristine.jpg

on a sidenote I have finished the Dragonfly today and took some pictures unfortunately only with the phone. If I cant do better pictures tomorrow, I will upload them as they are.





Great kit, that - especially for the 1970s!
Naseby
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Slovakia
Joined: October 15, 2010
KitMaker: 796 posts
AeroScale: 459 posts
Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 07:48 AM UTC
speed brakes in 1/144 you must be joking. I still remember the old Heller 1/72 Sabre and its speed brakes. In those times that was something!

https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/7/7/4/127774-10189-pristine.jpg

on a sidenote I have finished the Dragonfly today and took some pictures unfortunately only with the phone. If I cant do better pictures tomorrow, I will upload them as they are.
petbat
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Queensland, Australia
Joined: August 06, 2005
KitMaker: 2,229 posts
AeroScale: 28 posts
Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 08:03 PM UTC
Cool little details Tim. Quite impressive in an 'itty bitty' scale.
TimReynaga
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
_VISITCOMMUNITY
California, United States
Joined: May 03, 2006
KitMaker: 2,043 posts
AeroScale: 235 posts
Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 12:47 PM UTC
Speed brakes.



I appreciate how Trumpeter provided pre-cut national markings with perfect fit to the fuselage and brakes.
petbat
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Queensland, Australia
Joined: August 06, 2005
KitMaker: 2,229 posts
AeroScale: 28 posts
Posted: Monday, May 27, 2019 - 08:03 AM UTC
Nice save Jacob

Tim looking fine.

My Gaz is on the home run. Pics soon.