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MichaelSatin
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Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 12:36 PM UTC
Time to get this one off the ground. The official thread can be found here. Post your campaign related discussions and photos there. This thread will now be locked.

See you there!

Michael
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Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 06:18 AM UTC
Peter, thanks for the lesson (way above my head). I will leave the ribbons to you guys who are able to produce them.

Bob
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Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 06:17 PM UTC

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I like them all!

Peter, how do you format your ribbons? I have paint, but just cannot get the hang of it.


Bob



Hi Bob. Paint is usually too basic a program to get quality by itself, especially when it reduces size and converts the image to a .gif file - lots of degradation.

You can do basic work in Paint as long as it is reasonably large but I ALWAYS use Irfanview to resize, scale DPI and convert to another image format. The program has lots of other features to improve the pic that you see in expensive image manipulation programs. It has so much better algorithms than most others and best of all - it is FREE!!!!

https://www.irfanview.com/main_download_engl.htm
https://download.cnet.com/IrfanView-64-bit/3000-2192_4-76444710.html


Bigrip74
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Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 02:33 PM UTC
I like them all!

Peter, how do you format your ribbons? I have paint, but just cannot get the hang of it.


Bob
md72
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Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 02:25 PM UTC
I like the engine and the year flavor the best. No way this is going to end up a one off campaign.
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Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 09:42 AM UTC

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Now, ribbon anyone?

Michael



How about:




and just for a laugh


Bigrip74
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Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 05:54 AM UTC
Mark, thanks for the tip. I use acrylic paint and 91% alcohol does the trick. These were painted in enamel and I was not prepared.

Bob
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Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 05:44 AM UTC
Bob, FWIW, I finally had great luck with Testors ELO Easy Lift Off. Slather it in the parts, WAIT for it to bubble and then wash off. Once I finally figured out the wait step, it took 90% of the old paint off.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 04:58 AM UTC
I looked into those sites and was pleasantly surprised. Thanks.

When I thought up this campaign, the only a/c that came to mind was the P-47. So I purchase a couple of really cheap kits on Ebay.

REVELL 1/48 P-47
MONOGRAM 1/48 P-47.

When they arrived both were not assembled, but both had been painted. Not a good paint job on either, too many bubbles and pits. Sanding was the only way I would be able to continue with either kit. Boy! am I tired of sanding and I just started.





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Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 06:25 PM UTC
Hey Bob,

I don't work for anyone that I'm about to mention either!

I will reiterate what Dennis said, Dauntless is the best place I've found for AM decals. Scott and his team has lots of them, and cool odd ones as well. Lots of Models is good, I've purchased many from them, and, on one set they sent me message saying that they were in such poor shape that they could not send to me. Pretty nice I thought, I still had to hunt around for P-38 decals, but good customer service.

For me, being in Malaysia, hobby shops are really not here, unless you like Gundam stuff. And there's only one shop, fortunately he does now stock Mr. Color paints! Though limited.

I use eBay for most of my supplies, and sometimes I find a deal too good to pass up on, though my track record lately isn't so hot. You do need to shop around, and look at the feedback that their customers are leaving. I find this most revealing. Look at the negative feedback, and see what people have to say. If they say "no communication" or "never received", be wary.

Just my 5 cents worth!

John

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Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 12:37 PM UTC
Dennis, thanks for your help. I contacted LOTS OF MODELS and am waiting for a reply.

Bob
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Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 02:20 AM UTC

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Thanks for the tip John.

1. what is the weight for?.
2. know where I could get decals for the Rufe. I live in an area that has no hobby shop and I don't trust eBay for decals.

Bob



Hi, Bob!

The weight should be installed to prevent the Seaplane "Rufe" from becoming a "tail-sitter" even while it is situated on the Dolly, which would make the display look pretty ridiculous...

Re: The decals sold on Ebay-

I've purchased NUMEROUS decal sets on Ebay, which have given me NO PROBLEMS whatsoever. It all depends on if you're buying said decals from a REPUTABLE vendor, or from some SHMOE sitting in his damp basement, trying to unload his moldy wares...

Try DAUNTLESS HOBBIES/Scott's Hobby Shop, run by Scott, and who uses "rebelalpha" as his username- Great prices and great merchandise. You can also try LOTS of MODELS, "lotsofmodels" username; ALSO a very reputable seller. You can also try This'n'That, username "thisnthat", who are great to deal with.

They all sell new and "pre-owned" merchandise...

PS- I do not work for DAUNTLESS HOBBIES/Scott's Hobby Shop, LOTS of MODELS, This'n'That, or EBAY...
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Posted: Monday, September 09, 2019 - 02:41 PM UTC
Thanks for the tip John.

1. what is the weight for?.
2. know where I could get decals for the Rufe. I live in an area that has no hobby shop and I don't trust eBay for decals.

Bob
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Posted: Monday, September 09, 2019 - 02:15 PM UTC
Hi Bob!

Tamiya's Rufe kit is pretty good despite it's age. I built one for the PTO campaign. The fit is great, as one would expect, the decals depending on when they were printed are, well so so.

As with any Zero, the biggest challenge is masking the canopy. If you plan to use the dolly, make sure you add more weight than you think you need! And do it early in the build!!

Otherwise it is a great kit!
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Posted: Monday, September 09, 2019 - 07:41 AM UTC
peter: welcome and you can never get enough P-47s.

John: I also thought an Zero would make a good subject. I went with a Rufe since Ive never built one.

Bob
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Posted: Monday, September 09, 2019 - 06:40 AM UTC
Hi all!

I'm in for this one, thinking a zero, though which one? Hmmm...

Might be time for the A6M5!
b17-peter
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Posted: Sunday, September 08, 2019 - 11:53 PM UTC
Well, mates, I think I can try this campaign.
At least two P-47s in my stash come to my mind and a nimble Fokker D XXI
BTW, the TA-152 and 154 had inline-engines..
Let's have fun!
Lakota
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Posted: Sunday, September 08, 2019 - 01:40 PM UTC
Well, it is a Weekend Edition kit. I just didn't realize it would take several weekends.
Take care,
Don, "Lakota"
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Posted: Sunday, September 08, 2019 - 01:27 PM UTC
Believe it or not, I was hoping Bob would ask you to do two builds. I was considering suggesting it, but Bob did it on his own.

I HAEV TEH POWURZ!!!111
Lakota
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Posted: Sunday, September 08, 2019 - 01:02 PM UTC

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Don, its OK! finish the I16 and start the F4u. Maybe you can do (2) for the campaign.

Bob


Yahoo! That's the spirit!
Thanks,
Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Sunday, September 08, 2019 - 12:00 PM UTC
Don, its OK! finish the I16 and start the F4u. Maybe you can do (2) for the campaign.

Bob
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Posted: Sunday, September 08, 2019 - 11:48 AM UTC

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Howdy Y'all
Will partially completed kits be allowed? I have an I-16 I would like to complete and it would fit into this campaign.


I hope it will be allowed but I have other kits to build if it isn't allowed.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"



That looks a tad more than 25% done.


Here's my work breakdown structure, percentage of entire project:
Assembly completed-20%
Assembly not completed-20%
Painting-40%
Base-10%
Figure-10%

Of course this are just estimates. I'll defer to the campaign leader for a final decision that I will abide by. If I can't build the I-16 then no problem. I have a F4U and a Fw 190 I could build.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Sunday, September 08, 2019 - 10:51 AM UTC

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Howdy Y'all
Will partially completed kits be allowed? I have an I-16 I would like to complete and it would fit into this campaign.


I hope it will be allowed but I have other kits to build if it isn't allowed.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"



That looks a tad more than 25% done.
md72
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Posted: Sunday, September 08, 2019 - 08:28 AM UTC
May have to put my Airfix Buffalo on hold. The look down window is missing. Squadron might have the Clear Vax replacement. Meanwhile I still have the Hasegawa or the Special Hobby flavors.
Lakota
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Posted: Sunday, September 08, 2019 - 08:20 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
Will partially completed kits be allowed? I have an I-16 I would like to complete and it would fit into this campaign.

The kit is the Weekend Version of Eduard's 1/48 I-16.

I hope it will be allowed but I have other kits to build if it isn't allowed.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"