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OFFICIAL: Hot 1950s in the Cold War Campaign
Lakota
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Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 - 11:50 PM UTC
Howdy Y'all

I'll vote for #2 also.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
md72
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Posted: Thursday, November 08, 2018 - 03:33 AM UTC
Yes Franck, the second yellow and black choice, the one without 1950s across the stripes.
Naseby
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Slovakia
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Posted: Thursday, November 08, 2018 - 10:04 AM UTC
Ok so we might have a winner, what do You think ?
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Thursday, November 08, 2018 - 01:21 PM UTC

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Ok so we might have a winner, what do You think ?



Let me know and I'll be glad to upload it!

Michael
Naseby
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Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 05:53 AM UTC
If nobody has any objections, I think we can go ahead with this ribbon.
I started to cut plastic Yesterday, unfortunately today my two year old son has hidden the instruction sheet somewhere so I need to find it before I go ahead with the build (I know I know I shouldnt have let him play with it). Im not that familiar with the Dragonfly as to attempt a construction without instructions

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Naseby
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Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018 - 07:36 AM UTC
Instructions were found again and the cockpit is ready for closing up. Since the clear parts are a bit on the thick side I opted for more contrasting colors, so that in the end there is still something to see in the cockpit.

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Naseby
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Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 08:50 AM UTC
The kit is now starting to show its short-run heart. The fit of the main fuselage and canopy parts with the cockpit is less then ideal so a lot of putty is needed. While I will be waiting for the putty to cure I was thinking about a quick de tour. I have Tamiyas 1/35 M4A3E8 ww2 version Easy Eight Sherman in stash which I wanted to build as a Korean war tank. Since the kit is preaty simple I was wondering if it can be built literally in one day (minus painting). So thats what I will try to do tomorrow. The WW2 version has a slightly different exhaust 'cover', however some pictures from Korea do show it closed so Im not going to bother to change that. Since I bought also simgle link tracks, these will not be part of the 'challenge' for obvious reasons.

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Naseby
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Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 01:16 AM UTC
So as planned, started the M4A3E8 today in the morning. Photos showing the progress so far. There is still much to do, but I think its still manageable to get the basic construction done today.

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Naseby
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Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 08:54 AM UTC
Done. I cant believe this has actually worked. The basic construction, minus the single link tracks is done, I left the wheels, the antenna, the .50 cal and clear parts off for painting, and there are a few touch-ups with putty needed. But other than that, the Easy Eight is ready for priming, and I even had time for lunch and dinner

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Antilles
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Posted: Monday, January 21, 2019 - 07:50 AM UTC
Hello fellow modeleres!
There is some fine work going on here. I like to be part of the campaign and searched my stash. This is, what I found:

Fujimi´s F-86F in 1/72 scale:


Would this match?

Oliver
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Posted: Friday, January 25, 2019 - 06:15 AM UTC
Korean war F-86? I'd say you're right on the money Oliver! Look forward to seeing how the kit builds and what you do with it.
Lakota
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Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 12:38 PM UTC
Howdy Y'all
I've plugged away a little on my Korean War F4U-4. I'm a kitchen table modeler & it's too cold to go airbrushing in the garage. I'll be using rattle cans and a hairy stick for painting.

Ignore the tiny Stormtroopers, they're for the Bandai Campaign.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"

strongarden
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Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 01:14 PM UTC
Ive enlisted too, just need to verify the choice.
Some great beginnings everyone

Jacob Hope you can continue on the Helicopter, looks good already.

Regards
Dave
Naseby
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Posted: Friday, February 01, 2019 - 03:11 AM UTC
Welcome on board Oliver, Don and Dave. I have to be honest, the heli is on hold right now, but there are good reasons for it, as always, the reasons being, Su-76, Kingtiger, 1/72 Harrier and a 1/48 Mig-21 all at the same time ofcourse, and a small 1/35 vignette in between.
Antilles
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Posted: Saturday, February 02, 2019 - 04:13 AM UTC
Chris,
the old Fujimi kit is really nice. I am fascinated by the details for this old kit.

Don,
nice start. The office looks nicely detailed! Hope the weather will be more pleasant for modeling soon!


Jacob,
wow, these are lots of kits. I never have accomplished more than one kit at once!


I began with the tiny office of my sabre. The Eduard PE fitted nicely! I added some wiring to the seat. That´s it!





Oliver
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Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2019 - 04:25 AM UTC
Here my entry. Wyvern in Suez Markings

20161030_155804 by Shaky962, en Flickr

I will use this aftermarket items

20161030_155932 by Shaky962, en Flickr
PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Saturday, February 09, 2019 - 06:54 PM UTC
Good looking builds above. Meanwhile I've pretty much assembled M1's hull and it's ready for paint:


Propster
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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 06:17 PM UTC
Hello breaking open the box on my 1/48 Airfix Sea Fury of No 801 Naval Air Squadron, flying from HMS Glory in 1952 during the Korean War.



md72
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Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 07:06 PM UTC
Oh, I picked the F-80C, got a little paint laid down and forgot to post a start pic. So here it is:

SHAKY962
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Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 10:29 AM UTC
HI

A few advances in my Wyvern

20161030_214318 by Shaky962, en Flickr

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Lakota
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 07:13 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
Jose-Great choice, can't wait to see more.

I've got the major construction completed. I've washed it in soapy water and will it dry overnight before priming.

Take care,
Don "Lakota"
Naseby
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Slovakia
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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 11:56 PM UTC
@ Oliver - nice job on the cockpit so far

@ Jose - welcome to the party. Good to see a Wyvern in the campaign.

@ Pasi - I hope the Sherman was as enjoyable as my Tamiya M4A3E8.

@ Mark - You have some courage to take on that old kit, Im afraid it will be an uphill struggle with that one.

@ Stephen - looking forward to see the Sea Fury, its on my to do list.

@ Don - nice to see the Corsair main assembly done, I read terrible things about that kit, but You have managed it !

I have struggled with the Dragonfly (and other kits), since its an ongoing putty/sanding exercise and still not done yet, but the following book from H.L. Mills - Low Level Hell gave me great inspiration to continue. Granted, its Vietnam era, but still a great book about helicopter warfare.

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SHAKY962
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted: Friday, February 22, 2019 - 04:12 AM UTC
Thanks for your coments @Don and @Jacob.

A few update in my Wyvern

IMG_8194 by Shaky962, en Flickr

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SHAKY962
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2019 - 04:26 PM UTC
Wyvern finished!!!!!!!!!

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PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 - 01:15 AM UTC

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Wyvern finished!!!!!!!!!



And well worth the effort.