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LinusB
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Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017 - 05:25 PM GMT+7
Opening up the box on my F/A-18F - Super Hornet



Pave-Hawk
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Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 - 06:38 PM GMT+7
To make sure I don't end up with a tail dragger, I loaded the nose with lead weight and epoxy



After lots of filling gaps and sanding the plane finally gets it's first overall coat of primer
Tobar
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Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017 - 04:46 PM GMT+7
Just a quick update on painting...
I've kind-of-been taking my time with this 'Paint Scheme' for some reason, Previously, I did a build where I sprayed a 'frost' after the paint scheme was sprayed.... with this one, I'm doing the opposite.... I primed kit with a medium gray primer and now I'm applying a thin mist of white on the center panel area's and a thin mist of black/brown on the 'shadow areas'..... I'm working on a mixture to thin the tri-color paint scheme well enough for all colors to look similar in age and weathering...
We'll see if it comes out right!


High Lights applied to the primer....
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...Now the shadows applied to matting areas of skin...



...trying to get that 'Used' look....
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Posted: Sunday, October 01, 2017 - 10:22 AM GMT+7

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Hi mates,
I'm in
Have to choose now between F-15E, F-16C(2) and F-18E which are in my stash



Sorry mates,
due to some other things to do and already enlisted for two other campaigns which I really want to finish, I must resign from this one.
Have much fun and good luck for finishing in time



Sorry to see you go Peter, but I fully understand. Good luck with your other builds!

Michael
b17-peter
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Posted: Sunday, October 01, 2017 - 04:04 AM GMT+7

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Hi mates,
I'm in
Have to choose now between F-15E, F-16C(2) and F-18E which are in my stash



Sorry mates,
due to some other things to do and already enlisted for two other campaigns which I really want to finish, I must resign from this one.
Have much fun and good luck for finishing in time
KelticKnot
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Posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 04:39 AM GMT+7
Back on track and getting some paint down.

oraora
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Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017 - 02:01 PM GMT+7
Hi, i ll be building an old kit, Fujimi 1/72nd F-14A in Iranian markings. Hopefully the decals are still usable.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 11:42 PM GMT+7
Nice work going on here! Time for an update on the 1/32 Academy F-16I. As I may (or may not) have mentioned, this one is out of the box.







Not Tamiya, but not terrible either. The fit of the spine is tricky but I was actually surprised at how well the conformal fuel tanks fit, those are difficult shapes to get right.

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 01:53 PM GMT+7
Fuselage is finally going together



The overall fit on this kit is pretty ordinary, having to be vary careful to try and get everything lined up, but there is still going to be a lot of clean-up required on the seams.

The raised panel lines are going to take a beating I think.
Pave-Hawk
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Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017 - 07:19 PM GMT+7
Painted up the Tomcat ejection seats.


Hopefully they will distract from the low detail in the rest of the cockpit.

A shame the kit figure is garbage so might have to try and source some replacement figures.
PasiAhopelto
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Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017 - 05:16 PM GMT+7
So far this has been pretty normal build:



I'm bit disappointed with fit, there was quite a lot of sanding with airframe halves. But it's understandable, because the plastic parts are from 1990.

Anyway, I'll paint the model next and if that turns out fine, then I'll concentrate on resin parts (engine, ejection seats). The kit comes with good selection of underwing stores and I'm planning to use as many of those as possible.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Friday, September 08, 2017 - 09:38 AM GMT+7
I did not join this campaign since at the time I was and still am so busy, but I ran across this video that I thought you guys would enjoy.

Marine Hornets in Action!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDTUcf4mgDU

Bob
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Posted: Monday, September 04, 2017 - 10:25 PM GMT+7
I'm back on track with the strike eagle this week. It's sat untouched for too long
Pave-Hawk
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Posted: Monday, September 04, 2017 - 12:39 PM GMT+7
Made a start on my Revell F-14

Lots of ejector pin marks that need filling in, the tyres all have massive divots in them



I am replacing the kit engine fan, with the ones I salvaged from my previous F-14 model, and painted them Tamiya metallic grey. The revell ones are just discs with some lines on them, the salvaged ones actually look like fans. Don't know how much will be visible, but I am happier with it, and they are less than a millimetre smaller in diameter so it's a good fit.

MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 11:13 AM GMT+7
Really nice stuff here!

As for me. Well... I've struggled hard over the last few weeks to get into the Academy 1/32 F/A-18. An excellent kit that I really wanted to build, especially as there's no Hornet in this campaign yet. But I just couldn't get traction, for some reason. So, with apologies to Tobar (who's doing an great job, BTW!), here's my entry:





My daughter, who lives in Israel, wants me to do the Negev squadron bird, so that's where I'm probably going:



I've started by painting the front of the canopy clear yellow mixed with some smoke. It didn't come out quite the same as the kit supplied canopy, but at least the front half is tinted and the aft half isn't, as on the real thing:



I read one build review where the guy actually cut the two canopies in half and glued them back together in this configuration. I wasn't feeling up to that. Hi ho!

Michael
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Posted: Friday, August 25, 2017 - 01:12 PM GMT+7
And a little further along closer to putting paint on this puppy!

IMG_1622 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_1621 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_1620 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_1623 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_1624 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_1629 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_1630 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr
Tobar
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Posted: Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 03:06 PM GMT+7
"Nothing like the smell of 'Primer' in the morning..(Well, at least in the paint booth)...."

I have the majority of the build done and primed.... I'll be getting to the gear doors, wheels and the canopy this weekend.




TPC
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Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 05:49 AM GMT+7
Primer is on and now the israeli camo will follow.



Regards

Chris
Tobar
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Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 06:23 AM GMT+7
John;
THANK YOU!!!

I reviewed the ETO campaign and when to Paul Budzik website... Very good to know before starting the kit....

Good luck on your builds!!

TPC
john41492
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Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 03:37 PM GMT+7
Hey Thomas,

It is indeed the Academy P-38. I say headaches because for me it has been. When I build there are so many enthusiasm points available. This one has taken all of them and some for another build too!

Seriously, it's a better kit than the Monogram, and I haven't built either the Minicraft or Hasegawa. I do have a couple of Hasegawa's in the bullpen, so I'll know more later. The panel lines are very well done. What has been killing me is the fit. In some areas near perfect, in others not even close. Getting the alignment is key, so I recommend using Paul Budzik's (paulbudzik.com)P-38 jig. It really helped with an aligned bird.

I opted to do the recon version, so results may vary. It'll look ok when done, but be ready to put a bit more work into it than what a normal build would be, it is a P-38. For me it's about twice as long. I'm just wrapping up the main paint job now. If you're interested, I'm building it as part of the ETO campaign and you can follow along starting on page 8. You may find some hints or at least some things not to do! Hope this doesn't spook you, we could all use another P-38!

John
Tobar
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Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 09:00 AM GMT+7
Hay john41492...
I see the P-38 box in the background....
Who is the manufacture?
I have an Academy P-38 on my conveyer belt for my next build. You mentioned a headache... (just inquiring)

Thomas
john41492
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Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017 - 03:05 PM GMT+7
Hi all,

How embarrassing! Jumped in and forgot to enlist! Good thing I remedied that.

I too got a little done on my F-15. Test fit looks pretty good. Granted the intakes and the front end will take a bit of care, but overall I like this Fujimi kit. In the day I couldn't afford it, but now not an issue as the price on it has remained the same, and I got a real job! From the looks of the test fit, it seems that this go will be less of a headache than the P-38.

McScheffer
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Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 06:01 AM GMT+7
This week I made some progress on my F-15.





Best regards

Chris
Tobar
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Posted: Friday, August 11, 2017 - 02:11 PM GMT+7
TEENs!!

I can almost smell the acrylic primer!!!
Here is an update of the 'newer' F-16I under construction.
I also have pics of the 'older' build with the deformities in the plastic but I'll just upload the 'newer' build pics.
Note: still coming across large injector pin locations on this kit... I hope 'Kinetic' get that resolved. Also, with this 'newer' build, there seems to be sizeable gaps between sub-assemblies... You can see this in the pics with the white putty as a filler between the parts. Before I hit the paint-shop I will have to use some filler to smooth out these gaps. Other then that, all is going good, I have all the aftermarket parts primed and ready for final paint.










I will be cleaning up the gaps and adding in the small parts then be heading off to paint.... I will be using the IDF Vallejo paint set for this kit...

Thanks
TPC
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Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017 - 11:21 PM GMT+7
@Thomas
The cockpit is looking great.
That's too bad about the heat damaging the sprues.

@Franck
Looking forward to see that Falcon.


My F-16 still needs my help to get the air intake finished..