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OFFICIAL: The Big Three Campaign
archaicguy70
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Missouri, United States
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Posted: Monday, December 02, 2019 - 10:55 AM UTC
Looks fine to me Michael

Looking good Bob!

I got some time over the weekend and made some headway

Untitled by Jeff, on Flickr
Untitled by Jeff, on Flickr
Untitled by Jeff, on Flickr
Lakota
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New Mexico, United States
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Posted: Sunday, December 01, 2019 - 01:55 AM UTC
Way to go Bob! Looking good, I'm glad to see the Spit get put back on the bench. I still regret throwing away some of my models. Keep up the good fight, can't wait to see more progress.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 01:46 PM UTC
Michael, I like the green and yellow with the 3 different a/c.

Bob

I have been working on the Spitfire and I think that it now looks OK!


MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 04:20 AM UTC
Well, we don't have a ribbon yet, so here's my first stab at one:





What do you all think?

Michael
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 04:08 PM UTC
Stephen, I either purchased a warped kit or this one passed QC while they were at lunch.

Ive added styrene rod to fill in the gap that I made trying to give the a/c some dihedrel.


Hopefully you are able to see that

the fit for the cowl and filter is not very good.

phantom_phanatic309
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 08:12 PM UTC
Bob,
Keep working at it, the hard work will pay off.
How does the Special Hobby VC go together? I have the Revell rebox in my stash, so curious to know.

Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 03:49 PM UTC
Stephen and Jeff, nice looking kits.

While the canopy adhesive on the P-51 is drying I pulled the Spitfire down and thought I would play with it to see if there is any way that some putty and lots of glue will help.


Propster
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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Joined: January 01, 2019
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Posted: Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 08:25 PM UTC
Hi all

Will be building Tamiya's 1/32 Spitfire Mk.VIII. I will be doing the scheme of Wing Commander "Bobby" Gibbes of No. 80 Wing, RAAF, Morotai Island, Dutch East Indies 1945.



archaicguy70
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Missouri, United States
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Posted: Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 08:23 AM UTC
Ok I'm finally posting up my offering! Still need to order up some paint so it won't be flying real soon

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RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
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Posted: Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 07:00 AM UTC
Here we go ! I will build an IAF Mustangs for this campaign.

Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 04:55 PM UTC
While working on the gun installation I lost one to the floor. So I use some round plastic strue. Hopefully it will pass muster.


Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, November 11, 2019 - 11:24 AM UTC
I will stay with the P-51 now that the rudder/fin has been straightened.

added the stab and finished up the cockpit.




Bigrip74
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Posted: Saturday, November 09, 2019 - 08:31 AM UTC
Hello, Torsten. Re: the SH kit nothing matched up ie: wings to fuselage, and other stuff.

I still have the P-51 to work on and if needs be. A Bf109, I cannot wait to see your build take shape.

Bob
BlackWidow
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European Union
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Posted: Saturday, November 09, 2019 - 03:16 AM UTC
Wow, that was a quick giving up, Bob! That's bad to hear. What went wrong? I know Special Hobby is not Tamiya but every kit has its little challenges. And SH is not cheap either.

Anyway, when the time has come (have just signed in the MiG Campaign), this will be my entry. And yes, I want to build the Utti Air Racer, shown on the box ....
Bigrip74
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Posted: Friday, November 08, 2019 - 06:54 PM UTC
Well! the Special Hobby Spitfire did not cooperate so it went into the trash.



My son gave the hot water trick another try and was able to fix the fin on the P-51.

Bob
Bigrip74
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Posted: Wednesday, November 06, 2019 - 01:06 PM UTC
I tried to see what could be done with some hot steam. Not gonna work, so I put the P-51a into the parts bin and pulled out a Special Hobby Spitfire Mk.Vc

md72
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, November 06, 2019 - 10:48 AM UTC
Just call it an Anti-Torque field mod. Good luck on however you go after this one. I think I got my Red Tails Mustang out of the stash, but I cant get past the honey dos.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Wednesday, November 06, 2019 - 10:43 AM UTC
I may need to change my build to another kit. I mated the wing to the fuselage and noticed that the rear at the fin is warped.




McRunty
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Missouri, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, November 05, 2019 - 04:31 AM UTC
This is my entry. The fairly rare (it seems) Airfix Spitfire MkVA, done in the markings of a very obscure pilot. A gent by the name Douglas Bader. Anyone ever hear of him?

I have some Eduard Photo etch to spruce up the cockpit since its very basic.

And here is the kit.

Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, November 04, 2019 - 10:05 AM UTC
I did a marathon last night on the P51, but the instrument panel (clear) was interesting. Per directions I placed the decal on the rear of the panel then painted the front black and using a fine brush painted in between the dials black.



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McRunty
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Missouri, United States
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Posted: Monday, November 04, 2019 - 09:05 AM UTC
Ill give this one a crack. Just to decide which plane to do. Have variants of all 3 in the stash.
PeeJay74
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Saturday, November 02, 2019 - 01:20 AM UTC
Eduard 1:48 Bf 109G-2

Oh what the heck, I nearly have my Wildcat and Corsair finished up. I may as well line up another project or two. I have been wanting to build a 109 for a while now, so I'm in with Eduard's G-2 Trop.


PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Friday, November 01, 2019 - 11:29 PM UTC
Here's my entry:

YankeeSteve
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Michigan, United States
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Posted: Friday, November 01, 2019 - 12:10 PM UTC
...and away we go!! Doubling my pleasure!!



BlackWidow
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European Union
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Posted: Friday, November 01, 2019 - 09:02 AM UTC
Have just signed in as I have loads of Spits (15) and One-O-Nines (23) in my stash. Even some Stangs (7). Should find something suitable. Last week I bought an Aeromaster decal set of foreign 109's, among them a R.O.A. bird. Hmm, very tempting ....

Torsten