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OFFICIAL: Hanger Queen IV Campaign
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, February 01, 2014 - 05:48 AM UTC
Welcome to the Official Hanger Queen IV Campaign thread! The campaign will run from February 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014.

Please post your in-progress shots and campaign discussions here.

Post your completed build photos in the campaign gallery .

If you haven't enlisted yet but want to join in, you can sign up here .

Looking forward to some finished product everyone!

Michael
JClapp
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Posted: Saturday, February 01, 2014 - 07:01 AM UTC
Oh, good lord, look what I just found in a drawer...


anybody here remember Toy City of Keene, NH ?

I loved that place. been gone 10 years at least...
RedwingNev
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Posted: Saturday, February 01, 2014 - 09:44 PM UTC
Welcome Jonathan, an interesting choice to get us started
ludwig113
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Posted: Saturday, February 01, 2014 - 11:40 PM UTC
ok here's mine...
fw190f-8 2 seater...




paul
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 01:18 AM UTC
Hi everybody,

after taking part in Hangar Queen III which was great fun and satisfying, I'm in this time, too.
Had to stop my building of a A-1 H Skyraider of the South Vietnam Air Force because of total decal desaster. Now I'm waiting for the replacement. In the meantime I will finish the "SPAD" for this campaign.
Some pictures of the progress a few days ago:



MLD
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 04:12 AM UTC
Another Hangar Queen Campaign, sign me up!

Having moved 3 times in the last 5 years, there are plenty of shelf of shame 'hangar queens'.. oh who am I kidding...
I had TONS of these albatrosses (albatrosi??) circling even back then!

Inital thoughts are the Revell B-1 with the Two Bobs decals "Live Free of Die". A friend at work gave me the kit, her brother is a ground crew/maintenance guy and it got started and sat and sat and sat..

As it stands now. The Tamiya German Grey was leftover in the airbrush from an armor porject and was intended as just a basecoat over the hellacious putty work it took to even get this far. I'll go over with lightened coats of the 'right' paint later.




It's the older boxing with all the cruise missiles hnaging all under it and the bomb bay full of them too.
It wont be 'accurate' but I do like the look with all those ALCM hanging underneath. Plus I wont have to scratch a 'real' bombbay this way.

Mike
PS I fully reserve the right to pull some other all but forgotten kit off the shelf and finish it, if it strikes my fancy. So dont get your hopes up on this one.
rochaped
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Posted: Monday, February 03, 2014 - 10:31 AM UTC
Hi,

I also had a lot of fun building 2 long time stranded kits during HQIII.

Amongst a few still stranded projects, got a Eduard's bf 110 C initially built during the Zerstorer campaign but not finished in time and basically gathering dust inside a box since then.

here are a few photos taken back then










as you can see a few mishaps happened here and there

back then I painted it based solely on the decal sheet's profile, but a few days ago finally caught up with a photo of the real thing (below) and I guess some work is needed to bring the camouflage more similar to the actual plane.

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Can this project be qualified as a proper Hangar Queen or is it too near completion to be considered so?

Thanks
Pedro
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Posted: Monday, February 03, 2014 - 11:29 AM UTC

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Can this project be qualified as a proper Hangar Queen or is it too near completion to be considered so?



Nothing is too complete; If you have a model which only needs one decal put on to finish it, it's still a hangar queen.
shorty53
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Posted: Monday, February 03, 2014 - 10:31 PM UTC
Im going to use this campaign as motivation to have another go at finishing my Boomerang. I bought this a long time ago and have not touched it for about three years. So here goes!









b17-peter
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Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 - 07:35 AM UTC
Hi, here are some new pictures. I have two bombs for the wing stations waiting and of course, the replacement decals.
I overpainted the others, because they declined to get off after a thorough soaking in the kitchen sink.



The soaking produced a surprising but interesting side-effect: The paint got somewhat blotchy which I don't mind so much, because it gives a used, but not too weathered look. What do you think?
Go on and have fun!
Peter
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Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 - 07:55 AM UTC
This is my starting point for the Air Lines (Frog) MS406.
JClapp
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Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 - 10:02 AM UTC

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The soaking produced a surprising but interesting side-effect: The paint got somewhat blotchy which I don't mind so much, because it gives a used, but not too weathered look. What do you think?
Go on and have fun!
Peter


looks exactly like the pattern produced by the steam jenny applied carelessly.

A young inexperienced sailor can do alot of damage very quickly with one of these!!
RedwingNev
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Posted: Wednesday, February 05, 2014 - 05:55 AM UTC
Wow John, that Boomerang looks to big and too good (and too expensive!) a kit to be left unfinished.
md72
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Posted: Wednesday, February 05, 2014 - 08:26 AM UTC
oops, we're off and running. I'll have to get out my camera a shoot a couple of hanger queens, then figure out which one in can finish by the end of the year.
warreni
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Posted: Wednesday, February 05, 2014 - 09:41 AM UTC

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oops, we're off and running. I'll have to get out my camera a shoot a couple of hanger queens, then figure out which one in can finish by the end of the year.



I don't know if it is good or not but I have no hanger queens for this campaign.. I cleaned up the hobby room and finished them all off..
JClapp
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Posted: Wednesday, February 05, 2014 - 10:59 AM UTC

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I don't know if it is good or not but I have no hanger queens for this campaign.. I cleaned up the hobby room and finished them all off..



well aint you the kitbuilding paragon.
md72
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Posted: Wednesday, February 05, 2014 - 11:36 AM UTC

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I don't know if it is good or not but I have no hanger queens for this campaign.. I cleaned up the hobby room and finished them all off.



A clean desk is a sign of a sick mind. Now you have to go to a swap meet or trade with a buddy to get a started kit to finish!
warreni
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Posted: Wednesday, February 05, 2014 - 01:25 PM UTC
Jonathan I am definitely no paragon!! I don't want to start any new kits just yet to create any hanger queens.. Moving 2100km is an incentive not to create anymore fragile items..

[quote}A clean desk is a sign of a sick mind. Now you have to go to a swap meet or trade with a buddy to get a started kit to finish! [/quote]

Anyone who would like to send me a kit to finish for them please email me for my address..

md72
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Posted: Wednesday, February 05, 2014 - 01:57 PM UTC
shorty53
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Posted: Wednesday, February 05, 2014 - 07:40 PM UTC
Neil

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Wow John, that Boomerang looks to big and too good (and too expensive!) a kit to be left unfinished.



Your not wrong about the price, it's easily the most expensive kit I own. The main reason I havnt finished it is the lack of confidence with resin.
RedwingNev
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Posted: Friday, February 07, 2014 - 07:01 AM UTC

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Neil

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Wow John, that Boomerang looks to big and too good (and too expensive!) a kit to be left unfinished.



Your not wrong about the price, it's easily the most expensive kit I own. The main reason I havnt finished it is the lack of confidence with resin



I don't know why, it looks amazing so far. I bet its a heavy old beast too!

I would be concerned about how the resin would respond in the heat of an Ozzie summer though, I would be terrified of warpage.
b17-peter
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Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2014 - 11:20 PM UTC
Hi,

my SPAD is somewhat completed, now I have to wait a little for the decals. They are quite old and I detected that some got a little yellowish. So I pinned them on the window and let the sun do its work.
Some stencils from the Hasegawa kit are already placed.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2014 - 06:25 AM UTC
Pedro: looks like ive seen that 110 before. I hope you are able to finish that beautiful model this time. I now get to watch many good looking build pulled from the cobb webbed recesses.

Bob
rochaped
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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2014 - 08:28 AM UTC
Bob, i sure plan to finish it well on time and start working on it this week.
HQ campaigns are indeed drivers to pull out some great unfinished kits laying in the dark corner of the shelves, just look at those shown here already

Cheers
Pedro
raypalmer
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Posted: Monday, February 10, 2014 - 02:45 PM UTC
This is the stubborn hog I intend to drag across the finish line:




The awning just went on tonight.