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OFFICIAL: Those Radial Fighters Campaign
Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 10:11 AM UTC
@ Peter: I like all (3) ribbons.

@ Pasi: nice looking radial. Maybe I should ship my engines to you to build and paint.

Bob
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 11:27 AM UTC
I've been in a modeling slump lately so I decided to jump into this one with something simple:





I don't really have any experience with 1/144 kits but this seems to be nice one, and goes together quickly. To make it even more simple, I'm going with a -1D with this build (one color!)

By the way, I like the middle ribbon.

Michael
Lakota
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New Mexico, United States
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Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 12:28 PM UTC
Nice pick Michael. Can't wait to see it completed.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
Bigrip74
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Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 01:32 PM UTC
I did not know that AFV even produced an F4U much less in 1/144.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 01:46 PM UTC

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I did not know that AFV even produced an F4U much less in 1/144.



Yeppers, and it's really quite well done! They do a version with folded wings too.

Michael
Bigrip74
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Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 01:49 PM UTC

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I did not know that AFV even produced an F4U much less in 1/144.



Yeppers, and it's really quite well done! They do a version with folded wings too.

Michael



1. my eyes are not good enough to see what I would be doing.
2. my big fat fingers cannot hold small parts with out them shooting off to the nether region even with tweezers.

I will follow your progress.

Bob
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, December 01, 2019 - 07:18 AM UTC
Well, as I said, it goes together quickly. I actually had it painted before I remembered to take pictures.



Quite a lot of very good recessed surface detail and at least a minimal cockpit.



That pitot tube is molded on to the wing. I think I deserve some sort of prize for not knocking it off yet!

About to start on decals.

Michael
Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, December 01, 2019 - 12:06 PM UTC
1. WOW.
2. how did you mask the canopy.
3. gotta love what you've done. I will just need my magnifying hood.
petbat
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, December 01, 2019 - 10:23 PM UTC
Nice Michael. At that size, one colour would be my preference too!

1/144th scale form AFV club is new to me too.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Monday, December 02, 2019 - 01:11 AM UTC

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1. WOW.
2. how did you mask the canopy.
3. gotta love what you've done. I will just need my magnifying hood.



Thanks! I didn't actually mask the canopy. I painted the outside frames with a very small brush and the inside ones with a toothpick. I think it came out fairly well. By the way, unlike many 1:144 kits I've seen built up, the canopy fit perfectly. The decals are thin and settle in very well, though they're a bit off register and translucent in this sample. Still, I really recommend this kit.



Michael
brekinapez
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Monday, December 02, 2019 - 01:30 PM UTC
Entering with this as I don't have any built since I sold off all my 21st Century Toys pre-builts. It will be OOB for the most part except for materials around my house.

md72
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, December 03, 2019 - 07:12 PM UTC
Here's my start photo. It's Airfix's 1/72 Brewster F2A Buffalo. It's an old bagged Airfix kit, I had to snag a Squadron vac to replace the bomb aiming window.

I almost laid down a coat of interior paint before I snapped the photo. But, the circuit failed in my paint shed, so I've got to wait on repairs.
GaryKato
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California, United States
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Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2019 - 04:52 PM UTC
Maybe this will get my modeling mojo restarted.

Inside of fuselage painted, though I have no idea what color the engine bay is.



Need to finish one as there are 2 more of the same kit packed in the box.