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kunjuro
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Philippines
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Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 03:17 AM UTC
Hi folks! SO, I technically already finished the P-51 for this campaign....

...but I decided to build a BF109 I have not built a Luftwaffe plane in 1/48 so I'm gonna treat this as a practice build! What better place to do that than in a campaign hehe. Here is my chosen testbed: the old Academy/Minicraft BF109G6

md72
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 02:47 PM UTC
My modeling group did an informal survey, I think with 20-30 responses we had enough kits for a well stocked hobby shop.

A couple of folks were claiming over 1000 kits.

Most of mine are 1/72 aircraft, with some 1/48, 1/32 and 1/144 planes. A few ships and subs and a bunch of 1/35 and 1/72 armor, AFV and soft sides.
RussellE
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 12:40 PM UTC

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.... At just over 400 kits ....


We play in the same league, Mark. Last time I've counted my stash it was 410, since then a few left and some new arrived. So not really a change. All 1/48 and 1/35, plus a handfull 1/32. But I know some folks who have 3-4 times more than me .... We're all crazy in a positive way



410 kits, Torsten! Wow!

Whilst not being in triple digits, the nature of my stash means that I have enough to last me a very long time, some items being very complicated ship models that, knowing my glacial build pace will take years to complete

Yes, we're all crazy!
BlackWidow
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European Union
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 09:58 AM UTC

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.... At just over 400 kits ....


We play in the same league, Mark. Last time I've counted my stash it was 410, since then a few left and some new arrived. So not really a change. All 1/48 and 1/35, plus a handfull 1/32. But I know some folks who have 3-4 times more than me .... We're all crazy in a positive way
RussellE
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 09:35 AM UTC

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I think in my case it's an earth to the moon thing. At just over 400 kits, I'm sure I'm in the lower range of stashes. But I'm probably SABRE already.



400 kits! Holy moley! That's a fair way to the sun in all honesty!

SABRE?
md72
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 08:48 AM UTC
I think in my case it's an earth to the moon thing. At just over 400 kits, I'm sure I'm in the lower range of stashes. But I'm probably SABRE already.
RussellE
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 08:38 AM UTC

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.... but I gotta have a go at getting the stash back to single digits!


Single Digits? You mean 0-9 kits? Oh .... well .... I'm farer away from that than the sun is from the earth ....



Yup! I mean between 1~9 kits Torsten Don't worry though, I'm a long way away from single digits and it'll be quite some time till I get there. But! Given most are 1/72 aircraft, what better way than to dive into some campaigns with multiple builds?

Further away from single digits than the sun is from the Earth?? Hm, I've heard of those rumoured Super-Stashes! Kits numbering in the hundreds if not thousands... Might yours be one of those?
BlackWidow
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European Union
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Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 11:19 PM UTC

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.... but I gotta have a go at getting the stash back to single digits!


Single Digits? You mean 0-9 kits? Oh .... well .... I'm farer away from that than the sun is from the earth ....
RussellE
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 10:02 PM UTC
Hey folks! I'm going to attack the stash with these three:
Airfix's 1/72 Mustang

their 1/72 Me109

and their Spitfire FMk22


Maybe I've bitten off more than I can chew, but I gotta have a go at getting the stash back to single digits!
YankeeSteve
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Michigan, United States
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Posted: Friday, February 07, 2020 - 02:50 PM UTC
Spit Vb for Malta:



Bf 109G-6 JG 300:



Both Tamiya 1/72 Kits and are underway!!
md72
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2020 - 05:47 AM UTC
I really got to get started.
iflytb20
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Kerala, India / भारत
Joined: August 25, 2009
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2020 - 03:52 AM UTC
Hello Folks

This is my entry




Having built their 109 F kit last year, I hope to build this without any major issues.



The planned marking. I always had a thing for JG5 and would be my first build in their markings.

Cheers
SpeedyJ
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Bangkok, Thailand / ไทย
Joined: September 17, 2013
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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 10:38 PM UTC

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My entry for this campaign


Some of the aftermarket I'm going to use:
-Eduard Big Sin 63209
-Barracuda Cast Oil Cooler Fairing
-Yahu Dash/Instrument Panel
-Quickboost QB32170 Corrected Gun Bulges
-HGW 132002 Seatbelts
-EagleCals EC#171 Bf109 G-6s set
I also have the AIMS Hatches & Latches and Gear Bay set, but not sure in what way it will contribute to the build right now, we will see.

Cheers and have a nice evening.

Robert Jan



I just removed my name from the list. No longer interested in this Campaign.

PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
Joined: October 01, 2016
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Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 10:30 PM UTC
Wing interior is chrome (Molotow) and lights were tinted with inks on back:



Upper and lower wing half fit is quite tight, so the clear part may need little trimming. I used clamps, because didn't wan't to remove paint.
SpeedyJ
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Bangkok, Thailand / ไทย
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 01:16 AM UTC
My entry for this campaign


Some of the aftermarket I'm going to use:
-Eduard Big Sin 63209
-Barracuda Cast Oil Cooler Fairing
-Yahu Dash/Instrument Panel
-Quickboost QB32170 Corrected Gun Bulges
-HGW 132002 Seatbelts
-EagleCals EC#171 Bf109 G-6s set
I also have the AIMS Hatches & Latches and Gear Bay set, but not sure in what way it will contribute to the build right now, we will see.

Cheers and have a nice evening.

Robert Jan
SpeedyJ
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Bangkok, Thailand / ไทย
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 12:31 AM UTC
Hello all.
Some call it "going to the Darkside" but I had to break out the Bf109-G6 for this campaign Lots of goodies to choose from.
Kit is Revell's 04665 (1/32 Scale) Messerschmitt Bf109-G6.
Starting picture will follow later, first finish some shopping"

Cheers,

Robert Jan
brekinapez
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Georgia, United States
Joined: July 26, 2013
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Posted: Saturday, January 04, 2020 - 06:57 AM UTC

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Would this qualify as 25% or less complete? The only change since that pic was taken is I painted the engine block black in preparation for assembling the nose. If not I have other options.



I think you're good to go with that one, Shell. Which kit is it?

Michael



It is the Dragon 109 E-4 kit. Funny thing is I also have a Spitfire in limbo, but that one is probably over 25% as I have the interior done and the wings on; I was getting ready to start masking it for exterior paint. And I have a Revell early P-51D but I need a replacement for the distorted canopy that came in the kit.
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
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Posted: Saturday, January 04, 2020 - 02:16 AM UTC

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Would this qualify as 25% or less complete? The only change since that pic was taken is I painted the engine block black in preparation for assembling the nose. If not I have other options.



I think you're good to go with that one, Shell. Which kit is it?

Michael
brekinapez
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Friday, January 03, 2020 - 04:46 PM UTC
Would this qualify as 25% or less complete? The only change since that pic was taken is I painted the engine block black in preparation for assembling the nose. If not I have other options.

MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, December 25, 2019 - 03:05 AM UTC
Very nicely done Nigel! The only "issue" I see is the DF loop antenna on the spine. I'm pretty sure that was a CBI theater item only (and maybe SW Pacific), I know they didn't use them in Europe where the 357th FG saw action.

Congrats on finishing!

Michael
kunjuro
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Philippines
Joined: October 27, 2013
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Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2019 - 04:53 PM UTC

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Great work Nigel! Good save on that intrusive fingerprint...I hate when that happens



Thanks mate! I thought I was nearly done with the bird. I applied Tamiya Clear and Matte coats over it to seal the decals. Left it for nearly 2 days. Then I used oil dot filters with mineral spirits to add some variety to the basecoat.

The FINAL step should have been one last panel lining with Tamiya Enamels. Unfortunately, [auto-censored] happened. The enamel thinner lifted the paint on most of the top part of the nose and the flaps. Pretty pissed off, I elected to repaint the whole thing - and reapply some gloss to the parts to make sure they look similar. There were some parts of the plane that still looked repainted/fresh/different after but a bit of oil paint, chipping and scratches took care of that.

Here she is. I'm calling her done (though I might add some dust pigment for the wheels). Just in time for christmas! Was a relatively enjoyable build despite the (self inflicted) difficulties and bad luck. I have a BF109 and another P-51 in the stash though and I might revisit hte campaign next year if I have time. Would appreciate any constructive criticism so I can improve on my next bird!


archaicguy70
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Missouri, United States
Joined: December 28, 2008
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Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2019 - 04:06 AM UTC
Great work Nigel! Good save on that intrusive fingerprint...I hate when that happens
AussieReg
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AUTOMODELER
#007
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Monday, December 23, 2019 - 01:22 AM UTC
Michael, you've got some work in front of you there mate, but the type of work that brings a big smile to your face.

Looking forward to progress reports on this one.

Cheers, D
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Monday, December 23, 2019 - 12:49 AM UTC
Oh dear!



Happy Hanukkah indeed!

Michael
kunjuro
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Philippines
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Posted: Sunday, December 22, 2019 - 02:56 PM UTC
Hey folks. This is my first campaign for aircraft. I also made a mistake with the forums: I forgot to click post on the earlier draft I made. Oops. Anyway, here's my entry: Hobby Boss P-51D. The cockpit detail is sparse, the landing gear is reversed and there are features that make the aircraft a later model than the one advertised in the decals. Still, quite a quick plane to put together. I love the concept of these easy build kits. Good practice for when I build the Tamiya.

Edit: I forgot to add that this was supposed to be a bare metal bird but I dropped some thinner into the finished NMF and my thumbs thereby left fingerprint marks... Very disappointe but I was lucky there was a olive drab option for decals so I shifted to that instead of letting the kit go to waste.