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OFFICIAL: Hot 1950s in the Cold War Campaign
Lakota
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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 12:31 PM UTC

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Don't You want to leave the canopy open ?


I think Tim doesn't want to show off the super detailed cockpit for the Sabre. LOL Seriously, I bet there isn't much of a cockpit to see if you left the canopy open. I had a similar problem with the old Dragon Mig-15.
You should take a look at Tim's awesome Italian aircraft carrier in the Italy campaign.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
Naseby
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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 07:12 AM UTC
Don't You want to leave the canopy open ?
TimReynaga
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Posted: Monday, May 20, 2019 - 02:30 PM UTC

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That Sabre sure is small Tim.



It sure is!

Trumpeter’s little F-86 goes together well except for the fit of the windscreen – which is terrible! However, with some miniscule shimming, trimming, and polishing it is still useable.


I’ll have to trim it yet more to get the sliding canopy to fit properly against it...
petbat
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Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 07:55 PM UTC

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Tim. Is there anything left from the original GAZ under all those updates ? Great to see so many people still in the game. I have managed to breat a rotor blade on the poor Dragonfly so will have ti figure out how to fix it.



Most of the original Tamiya kit is still there, just the front bumper removed. I wanted to make this a project to add instead of replace, but the square profile bumper just had to go. I could have bought a shiny new Trumpeter kit, but nostalgia took over.
I hope you remedy the rotor issue. One of the reasons I don't do helicopters any more... broke too many in my time.
Naseby
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Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 08:53 AM UTC
Tim. Is there anything left from the original GAZ under all those updates ? Great to see so many people still in the game. I have managed to breat a rotor blade on the poor Dragonfly so will have ti figure out how to fix it.
b17-peter
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Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019 - 08:53 AM UTC
Very cool, Peter! Will follow your build
Franck, good start on your Beaufighter! How is the fitting?
petbat
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Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 10:33 PM UTC
Some updates on the Gaz.

Added the missing and very noticeable shock absorber assembly to the front and added the tarp, rolled up canvas doors and folded canvas roof


On the fender is the start of the driver's sun glasses.



Detail of the shock absorber system and steering linkages added.



and trying out a layout for stowage

petbat
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Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 10:23 PM UTC
That Sabre sure is small Tim.

Good to see you back into it FrancK
RhinoSpit
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Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 03:05 AM UTC
After a month of unpacking, i am definitively back in the game !

First: thanks for the extension

Second: i've paint and glued the cockpit the 2 last days









TimReynaga
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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 04:09 PM UTC
To me, nothing says “Hot 1950s in the Cold War” like one of the hottest planes of the time, the North American F-86 Sabre jet!

Trumpeter’s little rendition looks to be a quick build.


The 1/144 model is covered in engraved detail – all of it a little heavy, but it should look ok under paint.
md72
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Posted: Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 03:58 AM UTC
This feels like progress:


This is a 45 year old kit and I almost got the fuselage seam right on the first try. Just a little touch up in front of the canopy, The join under the rudder and a bit in in front of the nose wheel.

I'll wait to finish off the divot behind the wing until after the wings are in place.

And the wings might not be too big a deal after all.
petbat
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Posted: Friday, May 10, 2019 - 12:09 PM UTC
Okay, like Tim, the extra month has given me time to squeeze one in. I am building the venerable 1973 moulding of Tamiya's Gaz 67B field car.


Intention is to build this one, used in Korea and then captured and used by the US Army (sorry for the bad pic, best I could find)


Had an opportunity to get stuck into it this week. A quick build all up. I will be doing a few improvements to the kit, but not going overboard - i.e. not replacing the wheels even though tread is way off. Where I am at now:




Figure is from Dragon's M3 75mm GMC kit modified to fit. Not sure if I will add any others.

Cheers
petbat
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Posted: Friday, May 10, 2019 - 12:03 PM UTC
Oliver that is one sweet Sabre. Well done.
Antilles
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Posted: Saturday, May 04, 2019 - 04:50 AM UTC
Carlos, Peter and Jacob: Thank You for our comments.

Tim: I guess it will be in 1/144 scale. Wow, I like Your tiny builds. Keep on posting!

Oliver
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Posted: Friday, May 03, 2019 - 02:32 AM UTC
This campaign is one that got by me, but with the extension, well... I'm in! Just ordered Trumpeter's F-86 for a quick build. Less than a month to go, so I hope it arrives quickly...

Naseby
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Posted: Wednesday, May 01, 2019 - 07:29 PM UTC
Beautiful work Oliver and still within the original deadline I have to say the 1950s golden era of NMF jets with colorful markings was the top. Im sad we will not see anything like that again.
b17-peter
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Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 10:09 PM UTC
Carlos, your MiG looks fine already!
Oliver, great job on your Sabre, congrats! What kit is it and wich aircraft?
Good luck, Peter
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Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 08:49 PM UTC
Oliver, I really like your F-86. From here the weathering looks perfect.

Thanks for your comments about my Mig-15. I am using Vallejo Metal Color Aluminium. (I have been told chrome and silver look better but I haven't tried them.) It can look good and it is acrylic but I find it unforgiving. Every little overspray gives a dull finish and imperfections are impossible to correct, in either case you have to re-do the area.

Mine is full of imperfections but I was clever enough as not to pick all of them in the photo. More soon!
Antilles
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Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 09:19 AM UTC
Pasi: Congrats on finishing Your Sherman!

Carlos: The NMF of Your Mig looks very nice. What Color did You use and how did You have applied it?

Jan: The Skyknight looks cool already. I like to see it painted very much.

My F-86 is finished now and I am quite happy with the result, although the weathering dulled the metal finish of the Alclad Color.






Oliver
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Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 04:29 AM UTC
Yeah! Thanks.

(Hopefully I won't do like I do at work. Relax until the deadline approaches again...)
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 02:52 AM UTC
OK, a one month extension to 1 June is granted. But that's it, so throttle up!

Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 02:00 AM UTC
If Im counting right, I see Mark, Carlos and Jan and me. Based on what they are writing I would say a month ?
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 01:54 AM UTC
Two week extension, or a month?

Michael
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 05:39 PM UTC
Nice final sprint to the finish Pasi.

Guys I feel Your pain. I have the decals on and was planning to finish it today however I fell ill yesterday. I will ask Michael if we can prolong for say 15 days ?
EHAM0624
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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 08:44 AM UTC
Ola Carlos,

No it's not only you, i was trying to "upgrade" my Sword Skynight but i got bogged down my work and put it aside and when i realised the closing date,.. anyway it's only 1 layer of black,..so a couple of day's would help however i can switch this one to hot out of the molds :-)





Thanks