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OFFICIAL: A Tale of Two Tails Campaign
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 12:05 PM UTC
Welcome to A Tale of Two Tails! This campaign is all about aircraft with more than one vertical tail surface. The campaign will run from 1 December, 2019 through 1 June, 2020.

If you want to see the rules and sign up, go here. Post campaign related discussion and in-progress photos in this thread. Pics of finished models should be posted in the campaign gallery.

Looking forward to models of those airplanes with multiple tail feathers!

Michael
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
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Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 01:36 PM UTC
Here is my entry photo.




md72
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 01:40 PM UTC
Well, I've been chatting along like I'm signed up for this one. Well, fixed that. Now I gotta dig out something to build.

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Hmmm, the F-14 I never started for the 4th generation fighters, the P-38 that never made the WW II twins, a great excuse to start an F-15, or F-22, or YF-23, or X-32, or F-35 or SR-71, or F7U, or B-25, or PBJ, or B-24, or PB4Y-1, or C-45, or P-61, or XF5U ....


Hmmm, I did start the F-14 for Postage Stamps. Maybe the P-38, of the YF-23.
Krischan
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Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Joined: July 03, 2005
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Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 10:45 PM UTC
So here is my enty photo:

My entry will be a 1/48 F-18C with some aftermarket stuff:


MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, December 01, 2019 - 02:46 AM UTC
Here are my start pics:





First step will be to see if I can successfully tint the canopy, not normally something I'm good at.



Michael
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Sunday, December 01, 2019 - 04:17 AM UTC
Two complete kits in one box.

two very nice decal sets.


and a vintage photo by Bill Ekdahl c.1960 on Kwajalein



k_mero4
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
Joined: November 26, 2017
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Posted: Sunday, December 01, 2019 - 06:34 AM UTC
Hi there!
I just signed up for the campaign and am going to be a model with Tamiya.I have been wanting to make Heinkel He-219 for a long time and the campaign is the reason to start building it.
Here are the initial photos:




That's it for now.
Good luck to all.
Kalin
Neo
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: January 20, 2005
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Posted: Sunday, December 08, 2019 - 02:52 PM UTC
I just joined: SR-71 Blackbird.
Its the old Revell 1/72 scale kit.
Pics soon...

Neo
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North Carolina, United States
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Posted: Monday, December 09, 2019 - 12:16 PM UTC
And pics...
Fresh out of the dish soap bath, on the towel drying.





Apparently I built the D21 Drone at some point, probably when my kids were little and wanted it.



Next up: Painting
k_mero4
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 08:58 AM UTC
Hello everyone!
My first work progress on my project.
Here are some photos.












Good luck. Kalin
Neo
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North Carolina, United States
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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019 - 03:59 PM UTC
Little more done - getting there...

Interior done and body joined.
Most of the sub-assemblies too.



Neo
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North Carolina, United States
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Posted: Monday, December 16, 2019 - 03:34 PM UTC
Kalin - Good stuff, nice detailing.

Little update on mine.
Its up on wheels. Most sub parts painted.
Drone camo started - will be Arctic 3 color.


PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
Joined: October 01, 2016
KitMaker: 406 posts
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Posted: Monday, December 23, 2019 - 05:46 PM UTC
Here's my entry:

Krischan
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Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Joined: July 03, 2005
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Posted: Wednesday, December 25, 2019 - 04:48 AM UTC
Good evening,
the actual start of my build was somehow delayed, because life had a slightly different idea of how I should spend my time. By now I was able to start the F-18. The resin seat I intended to use was, well, kind of underwhelming, so I stuck with the plasic one. As it is without any seatbelts I added the pilot, who needed some persuasion to fit into the cockpit.

Meanwhile the cockpit tub was added to the fuselage and the main parts have been glued together. Fit of the parts is quite good.

The resin intakes from Maestro Models need a lot of adjustment and tweaking, not exactly a drop-in replacement. After considerably thinning the plastic parts and some head-scratching, I found a sequece wich should simplify the installation (at least for me ):



Not sure how to fit the resin compressor blades, the will definitely need some reworking.

Best regards
Christian
k_mero4
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Wednesday, December 25, 2019 - 06:52 AM UTC
My work progress. I have finished the construction and the painting is in order.
Here are some photos.




Kalin
Neo
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North Carolina, United States
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Posted: Friday, December 27, 2019 - 02:26 PM UTC
Aircraft and Drone painting done.
Started w/ kit decals. Micro Sol attacking the Future Clearcoat...







Neo
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Posted: Monday, December 30, 2019 - 01:15 PM UTC
Calling this one done. More pic's this weekend.
k_mero4
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Saturday, January 04, 2020 - 08:25 AM UTC
Happy New Year, everyone!
Tom, this is an extremely good job. I like it. Congratulations.

And this is my work progress after painting. After marking and varnish, I modulated the base color with oil paint.
Here are the photos.











For now, this is it.
Kalin
eMan
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Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
Joined: August 08, 2002
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Posted: Sunday, January 05, 2020 - 02:55 PM UTC
Here is my entry, Special Hobby 1/72 Messerschmitt Me264 V1.


RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
Joined: September 22, 2016
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Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 09:02 AM UTC
Hello,

Happy New Year 2020 to all !

My project for this campaign:
PeteDoc
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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Joined: April 10, 2012
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Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 10:35 PM UTC
I'd like to join with this. Notoriously slow builder, but hopefully get it done in time. Or it'll be another hangar queen campaign for me! It'll be oob, no etch or aftermarket. It's a Revell PV-1 Ventura 1/48 btw.

MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 04:11 AM UTC

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I'd like to join with this. Notoriously slow builder, but hopefully get it done in time. Or it'll be another hangar queen campaign for me! It'll be oob, no etch or aftermarket. It's a Revell PV-1 Ventura 1/48 btw.



Pete,

Not sure what happened there, but your picture didn't come through.

Michael
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
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Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 09:55 PM UTC
I woke up earlier than expected, so I took the opportunity to start the building and the painting.