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Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 12:12 AM UTC
Can I join in ????

This will be my entry for the GB





Sorry, I posted this a but late


The planned markings.

Well, time I got cracking. Please standby for updates.

Thanks for watching
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Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017 - 08:53 PM UTC
Hi All,

I found myself going back to page one of this campaign and checking out all the builds to date. There is some impressive things that have happened and happening! Paul, I really like the Hurricane. It's gotten me rethinking the Airfix brand. Their new moldings look fabulous, and what you did looks great! Of course I need a new kit like a hole in the head.

Bob, I think it's great you got some new glasses. Please use them a bit more! You gave me scare, and had to reread everything and do a little math! Hahaha, I do like the paint job so far, the colors look right to my eyes.

Joe, hang in there! I've found that the worst kits have taught me the most of how to deal with working around or though challenges. Keep it up!

Speaking of challenges, I'm currently having a slug fest with this P-38.





The fit is pretty good, but a few tabs would be nicer than butt joins. Oh well, clamps do wonders. Since the bath I've accomplished some progress. With this gem, I really didn't start at any one point, but three. painting up the cockpit, which is adequate for what I'm planning to do. Just need to give some color to the switches, and some washes and dry brushing to bring it all out. Included in the cockpit assembly is a pilot named Jim. Academy doesn't have a pilot, so I used lend lease on a P-47 Tamiya pilot. I'd forgotten all the different paints needed! He's looking believable and needs a wash. After that the office will be assembled. The kits canopy doesn't lend itself to being closed, so I got a vacuformed one, ah the joy. It's been cut loose and cleaned a bit, though test fitting requires a bit more work. I'll hold off until the cockpit is in the fuselage.

Finally, I made a "Boom Jig". I had seen this on Swanny's models (does anyone know what's happened to it? I keep getting "site suspended".). Fortunately, I found a link to the original article from the "Forked Tail Devils" campaign.

While the jury is still out on this, my comfort level isn't too high at the moment, it does seem to keep things lined up nicely.



What it doesn't tell you is that getting the seams to close is a bit tricky. I wound up using some clothes pins and a twisty tie from a bread wrapper.



I put the wheel wells in to add support, and then closed them up. Fit here is poor, but it's all aligned.

So for the next couple of days it'll be Mr. Surfacer 500, sanding, repeat. And some washes of black and burnt umber. And of course test fitting out the ying yang!

Take it easy,

John
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Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017 - 04:49 PM UTC

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Joe, she is one of my favorite airplanes. What scheme will you be using.

Bon



this is one of the worst kits i have made. i am just going to do the FAA camo that is on the box but i am not going to worry about how accurate the colors are. i just hope the decals work.



joe
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Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017 - 05:53 AM UTC

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Only 12 days left and I will be cutting it close. These DDay Stripes are going to be trouble for me.

Bob



12? I count 35.....



OOPS! I see better when I put my glasses on to read the calander thanks Clayton, you've given me more time .

Bob
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Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017 - 03:18 AM UTC

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Only 12 days left and I will be cutting it close. These DDay Stripes are going to be trouble for me.

Bob



12? I count 35.....
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Posted: Monday, June 26, 2017 - 02:51 AM UTC
Only 12 days left and I will be cutting it close. These DDay Stripes are going to be trouble for me.

Bob
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Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 06:42 PM UTC
Joe, she is one of my favorite airplanes. What scheme will you be using.

Bon
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Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 07:56 AM UTC
here's an update on my build. i thinned out the cowl and scribed the cowl flaps. i plan on making it an in flight and making my own prop blur. i still need to clip the wings before i start painting.


joe
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Bigrip74
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Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 03:04 AM UTC
Clayton, thanks for the comment, but the photos do not show the pencil lines that I did not cover with paint

Bob
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Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 01:45 AM UTC
Looks good to me!
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Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017 - 08:04 PM UTC
Trying to gain experience with poster putty and my a/b's to see how best I can paint like those here. Who are so good.


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Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 07:29 PM UTC
Chris, thanks for the help. Ill check those colors out.

Bob
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Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 02:01 PM UTC
Tamiya have released paints to replicate RAF day fighter scheme numbers are XF-81 RAF Dark Green XF-82 RAF Ocean Grey XF-83 RAF Medium Sea Gray I've go the paints and they spray well and look rather good.
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Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 02:50 AM UTC
I use Tamiya paints and am doing the AeroMaster Decals Early Mustangs 48-106. FD472 which calls for Dark Green, Ocean Gray, and Sea Gray. The Dark Green is causing my second thoughts, Ipms Stockholm shows that XF27 Black Green is the correct color but I'm not sure. What are your opinions?

Bob
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Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 05:54 AM UTC
The Dk, Sea Gray has been applied and is still wst. Now for the Dk. Green then the Sky band.


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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 08:33 PM UTC
Michael, I will watch you apply that NMF. Which scares me

Ive taped the canopy and tested the colors for the RAF scheme of the Mustang on my Airfix Hurricane.



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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 04:42 PM UTC

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Michael, what scheme are going with?

John, thanks for the information.

Bob



Bob,

George Preddy's Cripes A Mighty 3rd, highest scoring Mustang flown by the highest scoring Mustang ace.

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 07:27 AM UTC

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Hey Bob,
Sorry, I've not seen the Minicraft P-38, so can't compare it. I do have a few Hasegawa P-38's and can say it compares fairly well with it. Panel lines are a bit softer, but the fit looks better. Kind of a hair splitter.

Personally, I tend to shy away from Minicraft following my Cessna 150 experience. Worst fitting kit I've done, especially the glass. Though to be fair I think they got the molds from Entex. My lesson on that one was never buy a kit for the decals. Granted the Cartograph decals were pretty nice and after all the fussing I have a model of a Cessna 150, just don't get too close!

Jose, I'm liking the Condor. Hope you got the clear worked out for this one.

Joe, I really liked your P-40. It motivated me to dust off an area of my stash and look into my aftermarket box! While it may be a simple build I like the camo on the box. How are you planning to paint it?

John


john i plan to paint it like the box art. it call for extra dark sea grey and slate. i found a formula for the sea grey but don't have the paints so i may just whip something up. i'm thinking of using rlm 74 and darken it up to get close. i seen some use olive drab for the slate.
so far i have the fuselage and wings glued together.

joe
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 06:20 AM UTC
Michael, what scheme are going with?

John, thanks for the information.

Bob
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 05:46 AM UTC
@John

Me too!!!
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 04:56 AM UTC
More excellent work here!

Some progress on the Tamiya 1/32 P-51D. Just about ready for paint:



I'm also working on an Eduard Mirage IIICJ for the Six Day War Campaign that, of course, needs to be bare metal as well. I'm planning to wait and paint them at the same time.

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 04:08 AM UTC
Hey Bob,
Sorry, I've not seen the Minicraft P-38, so can't compare it. I do have a few Hasegawa P-38's and can say it compares fairly well with it. Panel lines are a bit softer, but the fit looks better. Kind of a hair splitter.

Personally, I tend to shy away from Minicraft following my Cessna 150 experience. Worst fitting kit I've done, especially the glass. Though to be fair I think they got the molds from Entex. My lesson on that one was never buy a kit for the decals. Granted the Cartograph decals were pretty nice and after all the fussing I have a model of a Cessna 150, just don't get too close!

Jose, I'm liking the Condor. Hope you got the clear worked out for this one.

Joe, I really liked your P-40. It motivated me to dust off an area of my stash and look into my aftermarket box! While it may be a simple build I like the camo on the box. How are you planning to paint it?

John
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 03:07 AM UTC
here's my entry. just a quick build- this kit been lurking on my shelf for a while. very simple, not even a cockpit and IP.
like john said better late than never.




joe
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Posted: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 10:46 PM UTC
John, what are you impressions or comparisons of the Academy over the Minicraft P-38 kits?

Bob