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Antilles
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Posted: Saturday, July 18, 2020 - 07:36 AM UTC
Hello fellow modelers,
some great and interesting build are going on here. I have the Revell Horten Go 229 in my stash. Would this be a suitable kit for this campaign?

Oliver
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Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 10:10 PM UTC
I would of thought the Horton fits right in to this campaign Oliver. It only reached the prototype stage with I think 3 built, the V3 version taken back to the states, and from a TV program I saw about it was kept in the Smithsonian ? The TV special on it was very good.
A little update on my what if Panther II. While looking through the box as I did the drop arms, I discovered that one of the idler arms was missing or I had lost it... Damn.
Luckily, there are several spare normal drop arms and some not used/needed wheel hubs which I can scratch into a pretty close fix for the missing idler arm which is in the process in the pic below.



I have also used an old Jagdpanther 88 metal barrel I had (it may be a Tiger 1's I can't remember) to give it a different look.
Will be leaving the hull clean apart from spare link rail on the rear. Will also be attempting a 3 or 4 tone block winter/artic camo finish.
TacFireGuru
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Posted: Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 07:10 AM UTC
I finally cracked open my entry to this campaign:





First things first: The instructions are NOT that clear, especially regarding painting. First thing I did was make things much harder on myself - I installed the bulkhead supports to the walls. Walls are to be a light beige (whatever color that may be) and the supports steel. So, now I get to pull out my fine brush, when that time comes, and hand paint instead of using my airbrush.



Clean up is okay - seam lines on the small parts and pretty good-sized "gates" attaching the parts to the sprue. All part of modeling!

The decal sheet I purchased for the interior is only good if you remove all the raised detail - i.e. the buttons, gauges, etc. So I am using that as a color reference sheet only. The vinyl "stickers" for the outside will probably be used unless they become a pain in the (***). If they are, taping and airbrush.

Mike
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Posted: Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 08:48 AM UTC
Well, surprised me, but I was able to get the bulkhead supports off without any damage. I used Tamiya 2mm tape over the areas where the supports came off so when I paint the interior color (Testors 1709 is Radome Tan which is called out in the limited painting instructions. I have Vallejo Model Air's Radome Tan so I think I'll use it).

Rather happy.

Mike
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Posted: Saturday, July 25, 2020 - 07:44 AM UTC
First group figures, Merc / PMC.
Old Tamiya US Gulf War (w/ the super skinny legs).



brekinapez
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Posted: Saturday, July 25, 2020 - 09:34 AM UTC

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It only reached the prototype stage with I think 3 built, the V3 version taken back to the states, and from a TV program I saw about it was kept in the Smithsonian?



Yes, it is in the restoration garage at the Udvar-Hazy Center about 30 or so miles west of the Smithsonian proper. I don't know if it is still visible from the viewing deck but it certainly isn't in the main gallery yet.
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Posted: Monday, July 27, 2020 - 09:16 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Hello fellow modelers,
some great and interesting build are going on here. I have the Revell Horten Go 229 in my stash. Would this be a suitable kit for this campaign?

Oliver



Hi Oliver

Yes, that definitely counts as a what-if scenario. Welcome onboard
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Monday, July 27, 2020 - 09:19 AM UTC
Great to see the good progress on all the projects. Some really interesting ideas and builds going on.

I have yet to start - might do some what if WWII 1947 model or some Star Wars.

Looking forward to see more!
TacFireGuru
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Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 02:17 PM UTC
I started some of the detail work - small bits and pieces painted and installed.



Mike
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Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 07:42 PM UTC
Nice progress, Mike. Interesting to follow this kit which is completely new to me.

Looking forward to see more 🙂
Dixon66
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Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 12:24 AM UTC
Been traveling for work and trying to fix my 1:1 scale Jeep that I kind of broke.

Just a textual update. The first parts are primed in Mr Surfacer 1500 Black. This will be my first time trying black basing a paint job. Wish me luck.
Scipio2010
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Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 10:40 AM UTC
Making progress on the T95

PasiAhopelto
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Posted: Friday, July 31, 2020 - 05:43 PM UTC
That's a good looking T95.

Here's my entry:



Assembly should be easy, it's mostly just painting. I may try adding leds as well.
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Posted: Friday, July 31, 2020 - 08:12 PM UTC
Pasi, cool choice. I think there is a build review on this somewhere on this site. I recall somebody added lights.

Shawn, that is going to be a brutal beast! Looking forward to see more!!
TacFireGuru
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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2020 - 11:48 AM UTC
Not too much different since my last post. I did get the molded on framework painted and the Pod's "shell" primed before the Aluminum goes on.





Mike
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Posted: Monday, August 03, 2020 - 09:24 PM UTC
I have decided to make a couple of Tie-fighters for this campaign.

I am considering if one of them should be Sabine Wrens very colorful Tie figther. Could be fun since there is actually two Ties in the box.

phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Friday, August 07, 2020 - 06:06 AM UTC
I might join in with this one.
Will have to see what I can pull out of the to stash. Probably thinking of one of the old AMT Star Trek kits I have. Fancy building something fun after working for so long on a WNW Rumpler.
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Posted: Friday, August 07, 2020 - 08:34 AM UTC
Stephen, welcome onboard.

Looking forward to see what you dig out of the stash
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Posted: Friday, August 07, 2020 - 08:48 AM UTC

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Stephen, welcome onboard.

Looking forward to see what you dig out of the stash



Thanks Jesper.

First one I found was the repop of the TOS Romulan Bird-of-Prey. Seems a fairly simple build and I think a good replica of the rather basic model built for the episode.
Also found a half finished Reliant, 2 unboxed Defiants and Revells Babylon 5 station and Starfury fighter. Rare beasts indeed these days.

Have a quite a few more stashed in boxes somewhere. I think some might still be round my parents place.
Johnnych01
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Posted: Saturday, August 08, 2020 - 10:32 AM UTC
Bit of a progress update.

Have done a light base coat in white. Will be finishing it as a wagon deployed in a northern type artic area with permanent snow and will be doing a block pattern cam with green, grey and brown, but predominantly white.



Tracks are taking a while as they are indy link, not my favourite I must admit. Pleased with how it's shaping up so far. Had to add in some plasti card to replicate episcopes in cupola and hull stations, I hate seeing gaping holes in a finished kit where there should be vision blocks. Will also be adding a comd IR sight and cupola MG.
Enjoying watching the rest of the builds in here. Some impressive work going on so far. Well done guys.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Saturday, August 08, 2020 - 08:41 PM UTC
Looks cool, John.

Stephen, I remember those birds from the movie. Very nice aircraft. Wish they would do them in 1/48 scale.

Looking forward to see more 🙂
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2020 - 06:10 AM UTC
Decided I would do the Romulan Bird-of-Prey as seen in the TOS episode 'Balance of Terror'. A fantastic episode that borrows heavily from WW2 Destroyer Vs U-boat stories. And an early role for Mark Lenard as the Romulan Commander. He would later play Sarek, Spock's father, in several episodes, the film's ST III and IV and finally in TNG.






Should be a fairly simple build, not many parts. Not one you see built very often so looking forward to getting started with it.
TheDiggs
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2020 - 10:44 PM UTC
Finally got some painting done. Here I am with halfway done with masking the models for the second color. I am not doing a particular squadron so I am applying a made up color scheme.



Sorry about the photo, I didn't realize how much the flash washed out the color until just now.
Trisaw
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Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 04:50 AM UTC
I'm in. It has been a while since I joined a Campaign.

I intend to build a 120mm Verlinden tanker lightly or moderately converted to Sci-Fi using spare parts.

I know that I have a lot of time so I might choose something else to build. Whatever I decide, I'll take starting photos and go from there.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 11:35 PM UTC
Welcome onboard, Peter. Looking forward to follow your build.