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OFFICIAL: Jolly Rogers Campaign
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 12:41 AM UTC
Looking good there David!

Carlos, should be very interesting to see how that looks when the grays go on!

Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 11:18 PM UTC
David, Hornet looking neat.

Yesterday I got carried away with the pre-shading of my F-14...



Carlos
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 12:03 AM UTC
well the painting has begun and i am in the gloss stage so that i can add the numerous decals!

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Posted: Monday, March 18, 2019 - 10:47 PM UTC
Some progress in my F-14B: Primer on!






Carlos
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Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019 - 05:03 PM UTC
Mark, looking forward to seeing your GSB Cougar. Then we can have the full set!
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Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019 - 01:41 AM UTC
Peter, Jeff and Brian: spectacular! I love your builds.

Michael, thanks for the extension. I wasn't sure I was going to make it.

Independently of being Hasewaga and the price tag, most of my model is just... let's call it a classic: Most of the parts are surrounded by flash and has one or more sink marks. Fit is OK but not great and panel lines are very subtle and they will go after sanding and priming. I wound't recommend the model, it's a lot of work.

Anyway, I have finished the cockpit with mixed results. (I have noticed looking at the photo below that the radar display needs repainting!)



Also, I have done also the air intakes but, as usual, I can't capture them with the camera. I have done some filling and sanding but much more to come...




Carlos.
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Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 09:43 PM UTC
Well Michael, I just saw the extended finish, I also saw Bryan's effort. I might just as well bin mine when I get home.

Great work Brian.

Think I'm gonna stick with Hasegawa's GSB flavor.
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Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 09:06 PM UTC
A couple of in progress shots and the final model done.

It took some time to clean up in the intake and remove the splitter plates.


Base paint


The Hasegawa kit has the GSB version of the Jolly Rogers but I wanted to do the gull gray version so I had to scavenge decals from my spares box.
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Posted: Friday, March 08, 2019 - 06:44 AM UTC
Great stuff guys! Just wanted to post a couple "almost complete" shots as I've just got to complete the payload and the base. It will be in a flying position on a stand.

Untitled by Jeff, on Flickr
Untitled by Jeff, on Flickr
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Posted: Friday, March 08, 2019 - 04:05 AM UTC

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Looking great everyone! I've got white on the bottom of the Tamiya 1/48 F-14A and hope to get some more paint on it (at least black) this weekend.

The sharp eyed looking at the campaign page may note a slight change to the end date of the campaign. I've made an executive decision on that. I'm gonna get this one done, by gar!

Michael


I almost gave up with my Tomcat, as I'm finishing Spitfire now. You gave me a new hope to finish it.
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Posted: Friday, March 08, 2019 - 01:25 AM UTC
Looking great everyone! I've got white on the bottom of the Tamiya 1/48 F-14A and hope to get some more paint on it (at least black) this weekend.

The sharp eyed looking at the campaign page may note a slight change to the end date of the campaign. I've made an executive decision on that. I'm gonna get this one done, by gar!

Michael
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Posted: Friday, March 08, 2019 - 12:09 AM UTC
Further progress, now dealing with the (excellent) decals, before I switch back to fitting the landing gear, Missiles, bombs(?) and small parts


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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2019 - 05:13 AM UTC
Brian, Peter, Carlos and Joe:
Thank You very much!

Peter:
Wow, snapping these parts together looks really interesting.

Joe:
I painted the PSP in different shades of brown´s or rust color first. Than I drybrushed the grey base color followed by some gloss coat. After this, I used a wash of yellow brown oil color. Hope this will help.

Oliver
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Posted: Friday, March 01, 2019 - 01:57 AM UTC

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Thomas:
Good luck with Your new Hornet!

Finished my small diorama. It took longer than I thought. After completing the crane, I found it was too large for the ground plate . Hence, I had to cut it. Now, there is a small pirate´s Island.







Hope, You like it mates.


Oliver



great job oliver. i have a psp base i have been wanting to do the same with but am not sure how to paint it to look realistic. could you tell how you did yours?

thks-joe
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Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 08:17 PM UTC
Well a little progress before I travel.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 01:49 PM UTC
Looking good Pete!

Positive waves Carlos, you can do it!

Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 09:07 AM UTC
Forgot these two...


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Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 09:04 AM UTC

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I will build it OOB apart from the resin seats. I am not sure I will have time to finish it on time but I will try...

Carlos.



Come on, Carlos, you can do it! She's too beautiful to not being built for this campaign

I'm going along with my Phantom "Snap kit"


The good thing is, you can paint most parts separately and put them together afterwards.There's no need for filling and sanding, so it's a very clean job.
But it doesn't go much quicker than a normal kit, well that's ok.
Meanwhile I'm painting and decaling, then "snapping together" again.

Cheers
Pete
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Posted: Monday, February 25, 2019 - 02:17 AM UTC
Hi everyone,

Excellent builds so far. Oliver, I really like your diorama, congratulations.

My entry is going to be an F-14B Tomcat 'VF-103 Jolly Rogers'. It is a 1/72 Hasegawa model.



I will build it OOB apart from the resin seats. I am not sure I will have time to finish it on time but I will try...

Carlos.
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Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 08:57 AM UTC

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Oliver, that Corsair looks great and the diorama really takes it to the next level! Well done sir.



Finally, I could enjoy the photos of your dio, too! Oliver, great job!!
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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 06:43 PM UTC
Oliver, that Corsair looks great and the diorama really takes it to the next level! Well done sir.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 08:04 AM UTC
Michael and Bob:
Thank You very much. Glad You like it!

Peter:
This seems to be an interesting kit. I never built a snap-kit and I am looking forward to Your built.


John:
Yes! Keep the Corsairs coming!

Oliver
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 03:13 AM UTC
Can't go wrong with that one John!

Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 02:58 AM UTC
Hi All!

Seems that change is also a motif of my new year. I'm shifting gears from the F4U birdcage to the F4U-1A. I've only got one birdcage, and want to do it in an early two tone color, worn from the Solomon's.

So, gonna do this one instead!




Have fun!
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 08:50 PM UTC
Hi mates,
last night I finally started my build for this campaign, it's Academy's F-4J kit in 1/72. At least I won't need much glue, because it's a refined snap-kit. But I won't skip the painting, I think.



I'm looking forward to that experience