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OFFICIAL: Those Radial Fighters Campaign
Sleepwalker71
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Singapore / 新加坡
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Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 11:44 AM UTC
The cockpit is finished. Pending pilot figure (or not).








Weathering is kept at the minimum. Last time I've found myself to overdo it, therefore a change of the approach.
b17-peter
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Hessen, Germany
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Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 09:00 AM UTC
Hi mates,

started today with my entry for this campaign:



I won't probably use ALL of the resin parts, I think the plastic cockpit with resin seat and sidewalls will do. I'm not in the mood to deal with fitting issues with the assembled resin interior. The canopy will be closed, so what? We'll see how things will go
Cheers Peter
brekinapez
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 09:21 AM UTC
Butcher Bird still coming along:

ColinEdm
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ARMORAMA
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Alberta, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 06:59 AM UTC
Lots of Zekes lol! Got it all together and ready for paint:

Primed and preshaded, and I hit the cockpit frames with interior green before the grey primer.
john41492
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Malacca, Malaysia
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Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 01:55 PM UTC
Hi all!

Chaz and Collin, I didn't look over your shoulders!

Base coats on, and the instrument panel getting there!



Just gotta get the MiG 21 to make a little room around here!
Buckeye198
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Ohio, United States
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Posted: Friday, February 14, 2020 - 03:46 PM UTC
Echoing Jesper's comments, outstanding work by you two!! Looking forward to more progress on those Zekes

I just finished my build! I've been making such incremental progress the last few weeks that I guess I forgot to take pictures along the way...oops. I also have to figure out my photography situation since my DIY photocube didn't exactly survive my recent move.
SGTJKJ
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 03:25 PM UTC
Beautiful work on the cockpits, Colin and Chaz! It is like twin builds in different scales
YankeeSteve
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Michigan, United States
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Posted: Monday, February 10, 2020 - 04:55 AM UTC
I was looking over your shoulder..... LOL
ColinEdm
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ARMORAMA
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Alberta, Canada
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Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2020 - 10:54 AM UTC
Very nice Chaz! Here's my 1/48 A6M5 version so far:
YankeeSteve
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Michigan, United States
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Posted: Friday, February 07, 2020 - 02:53 PM UTC
Tamiya 1/72 A6M2 @ Pearl. Underway!!

md72
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 - 06:58 PM UTC
It's gonna look like a Radial Fighter eventually. Airfix F2A Buffalo.

SGTJKJ
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2020 - 08:23 AM UTC
Welcome back, Raj. Seems like a nice rebound kit to get the mojo flowing!

I have added a metallic coat and some chipping fluid. First time I try the AK heavy chipping fluid, so it will be interesting to control and see the final result.

iflytb20
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Kerala, India / भारत
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2020 - 03:48 AM UTC
Hello Folks

This will be my entry for the Campaign. Been suffering from severe loss of Mojo and I hope this will bring me back to the bench with full flow.




Cheers
ColinEdm
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ARMORAMA
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Alberta, Canada
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Posted: Friday, January 31, 2020 - 04:24 PM UTC
Wot the hay, this treadhead is in with Tamiyas' new(ish) A6M5/5a Zero:
Propster
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 06:27 PM UTC
Such great looking builds going on. The 190 and Type 24 very nice.

I am starting in on Eduard's FW190-F8





RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
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Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 08:01 PM UTC

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Franck your build is really coming out nice. I too am wondering how the Mig product compares to regular poster tack. Looking forward to seeing more.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"



For 4 years i've used poster tack for a couple of armor models. And when i have peeled the tacks, the paint came off and had a lot of shadow traces.

And I discovered this mig putty and it works like a charm: no shadows, adheres properly and removes perfectly without damaging the paint.
HGBARNES
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AEROSCALE
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Alberta, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 03:47 PM UTC
I can offer a lower priced option which is the same as "panzer putty/MIG". It's called "HAND PUTTY". I bought my tin of it for 4 or 5 bucks from bang good in china works better than blu-tac in some cases. For your consideration. The powder blue color takes longer to droop.
brekinapez
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 03:23 PM UTC
Softer. And without the residue.
stoney
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 03:21 PM UTC
would seem like its close to silly putty then?
brekinapez
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 02:07 PM UTC

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I also wonder how the Mig stuff compares to plain old poster tack.



The Mig stuff is more like the slime toy that kids play with; poster tack is much firmer and has to be kneaded to soften it up. Now, the Mig can get tangled in PE and stuff but you can work it out if you are careful.
Lakota
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New Mexico, United States
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Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 01:08 PM UTC
Franck your build is really coming out nice. I too am wondering how the Mig product compares to regular poster tack. Looking forward to seeing more.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
Buckeye198
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Ohio, United States
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Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 12:43 PM UTC
Franck, that is outstanding! How tight can you get the borders when you use the Mig putty? The pictures you posted look like there's a nice hard edge with minimal to no overspray...exactly like what I was going for but couldn't achieve with frisket film haha! I also wonder how the Mig stuff compares to plain old poster tack.
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
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Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 08:02 AM UTC
I see the finish line

First: masking, chipping with masking fluid on the wings edge and a coat of tamyia XF-62


Second: make the camo with Mig Ammo masking putty (awesome product)


And here is the result !


Alex2011
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Bayern, Germany
Member Since: May 13, 2018
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Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 08:06 PM UTC
Hello everyone,

maybe it's a bit late, but I would like to participate in this campaign with this nice little kit



The model will be build OOB, but I hope that it will capture the look of the real Hayabusa when finished.

Happy modelling
- Alex
SGTJKJ
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 11:51 AM UTC
Nice save, Robby. Looking forward to see more.

My Hellcat is coming along. It is based and ready for camouflage. More to follow