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OFFICIAL: Hanger Queen IV Campaign
JClapp
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Posted: Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 01:49 PM UTC
Tamiya rattle can gloss aluminum is the best NMF Ive found, short of setting up to shoot Alclad.
Lakota
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Posted: Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 06:49 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all,
Jonathan-I resemble that remark!
How do you like that gloss aluminum? Would you try a different color next time or is this a keeper?
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
JClapp
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Posted: Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 12:04 AM UTC
THe Hanger Queen campaign threads are always amusing , so many varied and interesting projects together!

Ive finished filling, fairing and painting this AModel 1/144 C-123. nothing like a coat of bare metal color to make one feel inadequate...






I have a few decals to print, and the Tamiya paint needs a day to harden.
Lakota
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Posted: Friday, November 14, 2014 - 08:39 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
I last posted in April, finished the Monogram F-5E in "what if" Japan markings since then. I entered the model in one of our club contests and my daughter also used it as for a "trick" photo in her photo class.
Y'all take care,
Don "Lakota"




MLD
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Posted: Monday, November 10, 2014 - 11:24 PM UTC
Ok, so latest and greatest hangar/shelf queen to get some of my attention. Revell of Germany's Su-34 in 1/72
Motivation due to Mil.photos russian military thread and Akan (Akah?) new 'eggplant' modern Russian a/c dr grey.

with a coat of Russian emerald green cockpit interior on the canopy before final installation and airbrushing the fuselage color.

The bag o bits left. More Russian LBG's than I though I had.. and here I was waiting for HLJ to send me the new Modern Russian weapons for the LGB's.. gotta look in these boxes more often.



Eventuallly will sport new Russian livery courtesy of Begemot and a squidillion weapons stencils from the same source.

Mike
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Istanbul, Turkey / Türkçe
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Posted: Thursday, November 06, 2014 - 09:29 AM UTC

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Steffen, nice La-5. 2007??!! Now that is truly a hangar queen.


If you say so? I remember it to be earlier but Photo date indicates 09.2007. Does it count? This time I am determined to finish it!

Oh oh! I have an even older UH-1N but don't want to rush it ;}
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Wednesday, November 05, 2014 - 01:10 AM UTC
Great looking F-2B, Neil. Outstanding job on the camouflage and all the markings. Hope the carpet monster gives up its hostage

Steffen, nice La-5. 2007??!! Now that is truly a hangar queen.
Dragon164
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Posted: Monday, November 03, 2014 - 06:54 PM UTC
I finally got the cockpit installed took a lot of cutting of the nose gear bay to get it to fit. I put in some strips to help spread the fuse apart and keep it tight to the wing as well as a strip along the front of the wing to fill a gap.

Cheers Rob.


alpha_tango
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Germany
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Posted: Thursday, October 02, 2014 - 10:55 PM UTC
Cheers Guys,

I thought I might add my looooong time project here. I spare myself of posting a picture of my started model as I have a whole thread started in 2007 that proves: this is old!!

Zvezda La-5FN

So here is the finished model:





all the best

Steffen
RedwingNev
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Posted: Thursday, October 02, 2014 - 07:27 PM UTC
Thanks Mike. The Samurai and writing was one piece. Numbers and silver stripe were separate.
MLD
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Posted: Thursday, October 02, 2014 - 07:04 AM UTC
The decals look awesome. Was the tail flash one piece or a multi-decal assembly?

Nice match for the JSDF blues too.

Mike
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Posted: Thursday, October 02, 2014 - 05:27 AM UTC
First post in this thread in six months. This was my Hasegawa 1/48 F-2B at the end of the Land of the Rising Sun campaign



And this is it now







Eagle eyed viewers will notice that one of my missiles is missing its seeker head....the carpet monster took it, and so far shows no signs of returning it!
RedwingNev
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Posted: Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 06:34 AM UTC

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Here is my entry, originally from the 55 Years of Phabulous Phantoms campaign!

Cheers Rob.



Hey, I remember that one! Mainly from the box art




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Hi Mike,

your Sukhoi looks great. She's well battered and looking badass. What I also like is, that she's inflight! I'm doing my new plane kits also inflight because ... well, their aeroplanes, not groundoplanes, aren't they?



I kid you not, I once read an article in a well known model magazine where the author stated that building models in-flight was "unrealistic, because they spend 95% of their time on the ground"
SuperSandaas
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Posted: Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 06:25 AM UTC
Picture as promissed.



I'll build it as one of the kit dekal options: WJ232, the famous Mig-15 killer from Korea flown by Peter Carmichael
SuperSandaas
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Posted: Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 03:30 AM UTC
I'll jump right in with my 1:48 scale HobbyCraft SeaFury. It got started in early spring but my bachelors degree (As if one masters degree wasn't enough ) put it on hold. Then my airbrush and compressor started acting up. (I had to replace the compressor, luckily a guarantee-issue). And now I've postponed it again because there were other kits I wanted to start. So I guess this campaign might be just what the doctor ordered to get it done. I'll snap a picture of the current status later tonight and post before I get going!
MLD
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Posted: Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 01:16 AM UTC
Thanks H-P,
I was surprised how beat and batered the Russian a/c in Afghanistan looked. Rockets are swapped back into the right order.

As for wheels up, yeah, planes look better 'in-flight' but they are hard to display that way. I've got a timeline of powered flight hanging from the ceiling of the 4th grade (10yr olds)classroom where I teach. But I am going to need to rationalize a really good reason to include this one as it is not really a record breaker or a famous first, but more of a "Plane Mr D thinks looks cool"

I REALLY hope Hasegawa or Trumpeter decide the world needs a more modern kit of this a/c soon. Even Zvezda if they can do the job they did on their new Hind kits.

I might even get the F15 done, that one I could ALMOST include as a record breaker as the airframe set several speed and time to altitude records.

Mike
Harry01
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Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014 - 09:47 PM UTC
Hi Mike,

your Sukhoi looks great. She's well battered and looking badass. What I also like is, that she's inflight! I'm doing my new plane kits also inflight because ... well, their aeroplanes, not groundoplanes, aren't they?

See ya, HP
Dragon164
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Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014 - 10:50 AM UTC
Nice Mike!

Cockpit is ready to install.

Cheers Rob.
MLD
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Posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 05:00 AM UTC
And done..

EDIT: NOT done... weapons are out of order on the rt wing.. the number of times I re-re-re glued these things individually. Somehow when I knocked TWO things off, I reglued them in the wrong order.. FRAK!

None of the kits I THOUGHT I would be finishing were actually finished, but the Su-25 came out of the stash and got done.

Not a completely realistic Soviet loadout for Afghanistan as a whole, but stuff I like the look of.

The Italeri kit is rough and a mismash of old and new features. The main gear bay is impossibly shallow and true to form the gear bay doors fit for wheels up is also bad.
When will we get a modern tooling of this bird?

I went in thinking I wanted shark mouth decals, but the Afghan loadout, cammo scheme and Rook decal all precluded that. Next build.
Actually I am thinking of doing a modern, upgraded, all eggplant grey vers as well.

Akan paints (Tamiya Nato green instead of and Akan though), Linden Hill 20th century Sturmoviks decals for Bagram airbase 1990, DML weapons with Begemot decals and some Mig/Ammo washes and oil fading. Actually the bottom side of this bird is probably WAY too clean, the operational tempo there at that time was pretty quick.

Not the best build ever, but after 10+yrs it's DONE.



pics going into the gallery next.

Mike
Dragon164
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Posted: Monday, August 11, 2014 - 10:21 PM UTC
Here is my entry, originally from the 55 Years of Phabulous Phantoms campaign!

Cheers Rob.
Harry01
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Posted: Monday, August 11, 2014 - 03:54 AM UTC
Hi everybody,

for today 2 new photos of my HobbyBoss 1-72 MiG-15 bis (now it starts looking like a real plane):

and


Since there wasn't any gunsight for my poor pilot i scratch-built one from Evergreen. Now some filling and sanding.

See ya all, HP
PrickleHead
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Posted: Sunday, August 03, 2014 - 04:50 PM UTC
Have dragged my Hasegawa F-14A out of the cupboard.
Tomcat31
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Posted: Sunday, August 03, 2014 - 05:37 AM UTC
Hi Hans some great progress there, keep up the great work


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pre-colouring in gloss black from the local Baumarkt (don't know the english word).

A Baumarkt by my translation (from what I can remember when I lived in Germany) would be a Construction Market. In the US they would call these Hardware Stores. In the UK they can be referred to as DIY stores or the same as in the US.
Harry01
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Posted: Sunday, August 03, 2014 - 04:25 AM UTC
Hello everybody,

did some Alclad polished aluminium over the black and got me some fingerprints because I didn't wait long enough for the black to cure.
The pilot is an Airfix one.

See you, HP
Harry01
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Posted: Saturday, August 02, 2014 - 06:21 PM UTC
Hiya all,

dug out an 1-72 HobbyBoss MiG-15. It's the intake pre-colouring in gloss black from the local Baumarkt (don't know the english word). Next will be Alclad aluminium.



See ya, HP