login   |    register
Air Campaigns
Want to start or join a group build? This is where to start.
OFFICIAL: PTO Campaign
macotra4
Visit this Community
Illinois, United States
Member Since: January 25, 2010
entire network: 110 Posts
KitMaker Network: 0 Posts
Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 - 02:17 AM UTC
So it is where i am at this point. Start working on painting bottom areas. first coat of weathering. base color


Now i am going to put a base color 50/50 with white to make it lighter, then 50/50 with black. And at the end just base color to cover all up. First time i am using that technique so i will se how it will look...
will keep you guys posted
Charlie-66
#186
Visit this Community
Texas, United States
Member Since: May 24, 2006
entire network: 688 Posts
KitMaker Network: 6 Posts
Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 - 06:49 AM UTC
1st coat of paint is on, and decals are done. The markings are from a company called Third Group. I bought them years ago, but they went on perfectly and you wouldn't know they were around 12 years old or more. The turret stars are supposed to be incomplete.

tracks are 3 bar cleat from Panda and correct for this tank based on pictures in "Son of Sherman"





b17-peter
#392
Visit this Community
Hessen, Germany
Member Since: January 09, 2013
entire network: 428 Posts
KitMaker Network: 19 Posts
Posted: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 12:46 AM UTC
Hi mates,
my Lightning is near the finish line.


Decals are on, but at the rudders they came off partly.
I'll try to fix that with the german equivalent of Future...
Guns and canopy come last.
Should make it to the deadline
Charlie-66
#186
Visit this Community
Texas, United States
Member Since: May 24, 2006
entire network: 688 Posts
KitMaker Network: 6 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 06:48 AM UTC
Calling this one done. thanks for a fun campaign. Best wished to those still pushing on to the finish.





noticed some pencil/graphite dust below the bow MG, it blew right off.
b17-peter
#392
Visit this Community
Hessen, Germany
Member Since: January 09, 2013
entire network: 428 Posts
KitMaker Network: 19 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 01:35 PM UTC
Cool Sherman, Guy! Congrats!
Pave-Hawk
Visit this Community
Western Australia, Australia
Member Since: May 05, 2006
entire network: 817 Posts
KitMaker Network: 92 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 02:27 PM UTC
Because I couldn't leave well enough alone, I managed to finish the second kit for this campaign, the Kawanishi N1K1 floatplane.





And here next to it's landlubbing brother the N1K1-ja





Charlie-66
#186
Visit this Community
Texas, United States
Member Since: May 24, 2006
entire network: 688 Posts
KitMaker Network: 6 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 06:10 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Cool Sherman, Guy! Congrats!



Thanks Peter, I appreciate it.
MichaelSatin
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
AEROSCALE
Visit this Community
Colorado, United States
Member Since: January 19, 2008
entire network: 3,170 Posts
KitMaker Network: 121 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 06:43 PM UTC
Nice work Peter and Iain!

Michael
macotra4
Visit this Community
Illinois, United States
Member Since: January 25, 2010
entire network: 110 Posts
KitMaker Network: 0 Posts
Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 01:43 AM UTC
the painting job on the bottom is done.

i will do the top and weathering is next.
b17-peter
#392
Visit this Community
Hessen, Germany
Member Since: January 09, 2013
entire network: 428 Posts
KitMaker Network: 19 Posts
Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 02:55 PM UTC
"Cool Kit(d)s", Iain
Excellent work, especially the chipping
Charlie-66
#186
Visit this Community
Texas, United States
Member Since: May 24, 2006
entire network: 688 Posts
KitMaker Network: 6 Posts
Posted: Friday, March 30, 2018 - 12:12 AM UTC
Iain,

very impressive paint jobs and weathering on both plans.
TacFireGuru
Visit this Community
Colorado, United States
Member Since: December 25, 2004
entire network: 3,643 Posts
KitMaker Network: 746 Posts
Posted: Friday, March 30, 2018 - 01:07 AM UTC
Paint is done (no decals on this bird). Needs a flat coat, the prop and spinner added, antenna, and that'll about do it. Off today and the weekend, so I expect I'll be done shortly.



Mike
roman
Visit this Community
Slovakia
Member Since: July 20, 2004
entire network: 89 Posts
KitMaker Network: 0 Posts
Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 01:21 AM UTC
I am in for las two weeks with Type 2 Ka-Mi
Dragon 1:35



It will be quick built, hope.
Scrodes
Visit this Community
Ontario, Canada
Member Since: July 22, 2012
entire network: 759 Posts
KitMaker Network: 4 Posts
Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 05:57 AM UTC

Quoted Text


Quoted Text

Okay, I've uploaded my photos to Kitmaker, but how to I get them into the campaign gallery?



Matt,

Go to the campaign gallery, look in the upper right hand corner and see if you're logged in. If not, do so. If so, click on the "upload photos" link and follow the instructions. This will actually call for you to upload directly from your computer, since the gallery is separate from your personal gallery and can't upload from there. Hope that helps!

Michael




Done and done!

I was going about it backwards - I uploaded them to my gallery and figured I was supposed to then essentially 'tag' them into the campaign gallery.
BoiseBlade
#0
Visit this Community
Idaho, United States
Member Since: February 28, 2014
entire network: 342 Posts
KitMaker Network: 13 Posts
Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 08:29 AM UTC
Well, My KATE did not work out very well...
After I painted the Green upper surfaces when I spray future on it got all gross and ruined the paint.
SO I ran it under hot water to remove the Future and it removed some of the paint as well.


So I will try and finish it up by the 15th now that this has been extended.

But in the mean time, I did finish the Zero


b17-peter
#392
Visit this Community
Hessen, Germany
Member Since: January 09, 2013
entire network: 428 Posts
KitMaker Network: 19 Posts
Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 05:45 PM UTC
Great job on the Zero so far, Jeff!
Charlie-66
#186
Visit this Community
Texas, United States
Member Since: May 24, 2006
entire network: 688 Posts
KitMaker Network: 6 Posts
Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 04:26 AM UTC
Roman, I've built that kit, and it goes together really well. Looking forward to seeing you speed build it!

Here's a pic of mine!
b17-peter
#392
Visit this Community
Hessen, Germany
Member Since: January 09, 2013
entire network: 428 Posts
KitMaker Network: 19 Posts
Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 06:51 PM UTC
Hi mates, I hope you are still enjoying Easter
I'm happy to declare my Lightning completed, pics for the gallery will follow.


Thanks for the fine campaign and good luck to all who have still to finish
roman
Visit this Community
Slovakia
Member Since: July 20, 2004
entire network: 89 Posts
KitMaker Network: 0 Posts
Posted: Monday, April 02, 2018 - 01:37 AM UTC
progress



RhinoSpit
Visit this Community
Bas-Rhin, France
Member Since: September 22, 2016
entire network: 133 Posts
KitMaker Network: 1 Posts
Posted: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 11:55 PM UTC
Hellcat finished !

DSC_7391

DSC_7388

DSC_7387

DSC_7386

DSC_7385
TacFireGuru
Visit this Community
Colorado, United States
Member Since: December 25, 2004
entire network: 3,643 Posts
KitMaker Network: 746 Posts
Posted: Thursday, April 05, 2018 - 10:36 PM UTC
Ki-84 Hayate (Frank) is done.







Mike
b17-peter
#392
Visit this Community
Hessen, Germany
Member Since: January 09, 2013
entire network: 428 Posts
KitMaker Network: 19 Posts
Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 12:39 AM UTC
@Mike - Very good, your Ki-84

I've just posted my final pictures of my Lightning in the gallery and say thanks for another entertaining campaign!
If there are some mates struggling for the finish line, good luck

Cheers Peter
Bigrip74
Visit this Community
Texas, United States
Member Since: February 22, 2008
entire network: 4,545 Posts
KitMaker Network: 461 Posts
Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 02:56 AM UTC
Mike, your Ki84 looks great and I will blame you for causing me to but that kit. LOL

Peter, good job on the P-38. I could not make out the nose art, what was the pilot of this a/c?

Bob
md72
#439
Visit this Community
Washington, United States
Member Since: November 05, 2005
entire network: 4,066 Posts
KitMaker Network: 538 Posts
Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 10:51 AM UTC
Well there was a slim chance that I could get this finished before the deadline. Then I saw that I missed a float

b17-peter
#392
Visit this Community
Hessen, Germany
Member Since: January 09, 2013
entire network: 428 Posts
KitMaker Network: 19 Posts
Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 12:18 PM UTC

Quoted Text


Peter, good job on the P-38. I could not make out the nose art, what was the pilot of this a/c?

Bob



Hi Bob, thanks, and the airplane is from
80th FS, 8th FG (Lt. Allen Hill), 1944. You can check the nose art better in the gallery.