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OFFICIAL: Learning to Fly Campaign
b17-peter
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Hessen, Germany
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Posted: Wednesday, May 01, 2019 - 08:37 PM UTC
Jan and Mark, thank you for your appreciation

John, I chickened out again with the rigging (again)...
But it looked not so dreadful in the assembly instructions....

So I'll leave it like that and move on to the next campaign "Foreign Fighters"
Good luck to you
john41492
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Malacca, Malaysia
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Posted: Wednesday, May 01, 2019 - 06:48 PM UTC
Hey all,

Jan, great progress on the Vampire! Looking forward to seeing it with it's skin on.

Pasi, I really like the progress you've made on the F-100, a most interesting variant.

Peter, another good, clean build! So, you going to add the rigging?

Damian, I'm looking forward to seeing a Singapore bird, since we're practically neighbors, it's always nice to see something off the beaten path!

John
md72
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Posted: Wednesday, May 01, 2019 - 04:27 PM UTC
Well here's my start picture.

Turns out it's my 5th start of the year, but I've managed to actually finish one yesterday.

Wish me luck!
md72
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Posted: Wednesday, May 01, 2019 - 03:52 AM UTC
Well, crap Peter, you've set the bar too high. Now I have to try and figure out how to rig my Stearman. Any trouble spots to look out for? With any luck, I'll get started tonight.
Sleepwalker71
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Singapore / 新加坡
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Posted: Wednesday, May 01, 2019 - 02:41 AM UTC
Here is my entry - M-346, Kinetic 1/48. You may note that the start photo has been done some time back, but I have found top fuselage part with badly twisted wings. Thanks to Kinetic's customer service within two weeks I had a replacement part at no costs. Now it's time to hit a road. Ah, the last thing, the model will carry Singaporean markings.

tread_geek
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, May 01, 2019 - 01:59 AM UTC
Congratulations Peter!!! Your are the first to complete and the Kaydet turned out very nicely. Hopefully your success may urge many of us more tardy and less productive folks to get moving on our builds?

Cheers,
--Jan
b17-peter
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Posted: Wednesday, May 01, 2019 - 01:27 AM UTC

b17-peter
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 08:44 PM UTC
Finished!



Well, I left out the rigging, of course....
PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 05:55 AM UTC
Assembly pretty much done, paint (NMF) next:

b17-peter
#392
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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 02:45 AM UTC
...waiting for the decals now...

tread_geek
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Posted: Friday, April 26, 2019 - 07:40 AM UTC
Still plugging away and things are progressing in their normal slow motion. I've added by dry fitting the drop tanks and the rear portion of the canopy and have been thinking of how to start painting the Vampire after adding a few more small pieces. I'm also checking out a new method of hosting images with Dropbox. We'll see if/how it works just below.



https://www.dropbox.com/s/2gzlchf4fg1x51h/DSC00639.jpg?dl=0

Cheers,
--Jan

EDIT- Obviously it doesn't work as I had hoped, back to the drawing board?
b17-peter
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Posted: Monday, April 22, 2019 - 08:35 AM UTC
Some progress over the weekend...

md72
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Posted: Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 02:15 PM UTC
Peter, I hope it goes well, that's my plan for this build, once I get a couple of other builds off of the bench.
tread_geek
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Posted: Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 02:24 AM UTC
Welcome Peter, nice to see some action in this thread! An interesting subject that you have picked. The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum which is about 50 kilometres (30 miles) from me has a flying example of the PT-27 model (the Canadian version of a PT-17). Good luck on your build.

Cheers,
--Jan
b17-peter
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Posted: Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 12:48 AM UTC
Hello mates ,

started my entry last night, I think it won't take much longer than the Easter weekend, but we'll see...

I got me instrument panels from Yahu, because the kit doesn't provide any. But I'm looking forward to the attractive decals :-)
tread_geek
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Posted: Friday, April 12, 2019 - 02:53 AM UTC

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Nicceeee Jan this is great stuff as I'm building the RNZAF version at some point when I unearth it from the stash LOL.



@Chris( c4willy ),

Glad you like how my Vampire is turning out. My builds start about midway on page two of this thread and progress to obviously this point. This kit looks simple and has some interesting engineering but as all kits, there are a few points to watch out for. I mention some of these things in my posts here and hope they prove useful when you build your version. A couple of things to watch out for are the placement of the front wing air intakes B8 and B10 that are glued on in Step 9. I might wait to glue them until later when you have fit the main upper wing. Also something to watch out for is the assembly order of the entire tail section. I thought about this procedure quite a bit because the way they suggest in Step 11 didn't seem like the best way to do things. It's a nice little kit but may I suggest you study the instructions to determine what might be the best was to do things.

Good luck and cheers,
--Jan
c4willy
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Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 09:26 AM UTC
Nicceeee Jan this is great stuff as I'm building the RNZAF version at some point when I unearth it from the stash LOL.
tread_geek
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Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 04:16 AM UTC
Again it's slow but a bit more progress on the diminutive Vampire. ALL landing gear doors and framework(s) are now in place and less than a dozen parts left on the sprues to add. Unfortunately not all the parts had fit flawlessly so the dreaded filling and sanding must now commence prior to painting. But, at least the thing is definitely looking like a plane? Here one can see all the gear bays and areas needing filling.

Vampire-S-1 by Jan Etal, on Flickr

Here we the beast standing on its own three legs?

Vampire-S-4 by Jan Etal, on Flickr

Cheers,
--Jan
tread_geek
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Posted: Saturday, April 06, 2019 - 02:07 AM UTC
Well what do I say? The Vampire finally has a new set of shoes or the Vampire can finally stand on its own three "feet"? Obviously the amount of weight added to the nose worked and I believe the bulk of the landing gear doors can now be installed.





Cheers,
--Jan
Bigrip74
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Posted: Friday, April 05, 2019 - 06:40 AM UTC
Welcome back Vance.

Bob
vanize
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Posted: Friday, April 05, 2019 - 05:26 AM UTC
I'm going to make a late entry. Ihaven't been to this site in a while and recently decided to give campaigns a go again to see if I can actually manage to finish a model.

Let's see if I can get this built in 2 months:
tread_geek
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Posted: Thursday, April 04, 2019 - 08:34 AM UTC

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Hi all!

Jan, you might be setting the record for the number of clamps onto a wing!
...



John,

And my SWMBO thought I was crazy for buying all those clamps and that I wouldn't have a use for them? Plus, don't tell her but I have another package of six of the smaller ones that I haven't opened yet!

Cheers,
--Jan
john41492
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Malacca, Malaysia
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - 03:33 PM UTC
Hi all!

Jan, you might be setting the record for the number of clamps onto a wing!

Richard, welcome! You're not too late, the campaign ends on June 1st. plenty of time to finish your Mig-29, I'm looking forward to see what you do with it! Very interesting subject.

I've been toiling away putting instrument decals in the "Maggie" so far not too many issues. And Bob, sorry, this kit has the spatted wheels, which seem to be an easy fit.
tread_geek
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Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2019 - 04:11 AM UTC

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I am in with a MIG 29UB



As an Iranian air force trainer.



Welcome to the campaign (Mortifa) Richard, and interesting to see a modern aircraft entry. I've always liked the Mig-29 but never seen the Trumpeter kit. :-)

In my case, after more judicious filing and sanding I have finally got the port lower wing to sit fairly well.







Next up should be the main landing gear, wheels and all the gear doors.

Cheers,
--Jan
Mortifa
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Posted: Friday, March 29, 2019 - 11:34 AM UTC
I am in with a MIG 29UB



As an Iranian air force trainer.

Date stamp on the photo is March 29th 2019.

I hope I am not to late.