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OFFICIAL: Hanger Queen IV Campaign
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RedwingNev
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Posted: Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 07:54 AM UTC
Sam and Allen - couple of corkers there, and you've already loaded your pics into the gallery, which is good
JClapp
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Posted: Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 07:04 AM UTC
This was my entry in the Smurf scale campaign, but it came to a halt for various Amodel typical reasons.
Just this week Ive brought it out and made some advances.
masses of joint fill and sculpting to get the wings on and the cockpit glazing in place, and a first coat of primer.




I feel alot better about this now than I did last week.

Assembling the fuselage was not easy. here is a fine Amodel challenge. I havent decided how or even if I am going to improve this cargo door.

Tomcat31
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Posted: Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 02:32 AM UTC
I've been slowly plugging away at my Eduard BF109-E4 that I originally started for the Looney Toons Campaign. The kit was shelved as I had an issue after painting with having the engine visible and decided to close it all up. this was what the kit was left like.



Unfortunately I've lost the SD card that had the progress photos but here it is finally finished in the markings of Obstlt. Adolf Galland, Geschwaderkommodore JG 26, Audembert, France Dec.1940.











Jessie_C
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Posted: Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 02:56 PM UTC
Nicely done. It looks quite tired
camogirl
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Posted: Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 05:22 AM UTC
Its finished















camogirl
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Posted: Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 04:20 AM UTC
Been busy doing bits on and off to the Gecko over the past few weeks. This morning this is how it looked following it paint job using the salt chipping technique.





and this is how it is now just need to get the weathering done, dull coat it and then attach all the clear parts then it will be done hopefully might have another update tomorrow





MLD
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Posted: Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 08:26 AM UTC
Cammo on the Su-25... boy did Italeri screw the pooch with this one.. old engines with no blades for the front, missing upper fuselage antenna, mixed and matched fuselage blade and odd rods antennas, flare launchers for the engine tops, and landing light shields under the wingtip pods.
A real dogs breakfast of old and new features.
As it stands now with Akan sand and brown with Tamiya Nato Green, still too green to my eye, but gloss, decals and weathing will sort that out.
Cruising through references for a more interesting Afghanistan era weapons load than Ub rocket pods and 500lb bombs. Gunpods maybe?


still some masking issues to deal with, but as it is intended as a 6footer for my classroom ceiling, Not too shabby.

Mike
Robbd01
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Posted: Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 05:00 AM UTC

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Hmm, are we talking about the same thing?
I was referring to the small bump behind the small bump.



You got my curiosity up and I dug through my stash for my MPM Defiant kit (MPM No. 72519) and looked at the parts. My kit does not have any small bump behind the small bump. In fact there are no bumps at all other then where to put the exhaust. :/

Jessie_C
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Posted: Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 04:28 AM UTC
Aha! That little bit is the aft end of the intake then! I'm greatly relieved

And it's amazing how pictures on a computer monitor look larger than they really are.
Emeritus
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Posted: Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 02:48 AM UTC
Hmm, are we talking about the same thing?
I was referring to the small bump behind the small bump. Here's the kit intake part blu-tacked in place. The instructions tell to glue the intake right in fron of that bump. And oh, this the 1:72 scale MPM kit, not the Classic Aiframes kit.



Doesn't look that different compared to the real thin, IMO. I'm no expert on the Defiant, though.


Jessie_C
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Posted: Friday, July 11, 2014 - 04:24 PM UTC
That bulge that looks like an intake is an intake. The Merlin's carburettor intake was at the rear of the engine. On fighters such as the Defiant, Spitfire and Hurricane, it was placed at the leading edge of the wing root area. You may wish to plunge form a sheet styrene intake over your plastic form so you can show the open leading edge

Here's the relevant area of the RAF Museum's Defiant

I note that the real intake is considerably longer than the one Classic Airframes gave you.
Emeritus
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Posted: Friday, July 11, 2014 - 06:47 AM UTC
Great work on that Re-2000! The camo must have taken a while to paint; I presume it's hand-brushed?

I've been making some progress on my Defiant. Airframe assembled, with seam work nearing completion.


This bulge that looks like an intake (anyone know what it is? I doubt it's an intake since it's right behind the nose intake) took some hits when cleaning up the fuselage seams.

Replaced with a shape made from styrene rod.


And to round out this update, here's the turret guns with Master Model barrels replacing the featureless and seam-ridden moulded-in kit barrels.


MLD
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Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 05:11 AM UTC
With the F15 locked away in my classroom closet and the cleaners waxing the floors, and after finishing the Mi-8T for "Unfinished Business", my attention has turned to Russian aviation.

Italeri 1/72 Su-25, all but built with the underside coat of lt blue grey probably been sitting for 6-8 yrs waiting for a decent color profile and some reasonably close paint matches. In rolls a back issue of World Air Power Journal via evilbay and some Akan paints via Linden Hill. Surprisingly small patches of sand and now chocolate brown. I'll have to use Tamiya Nato/Dk green for the green though, the Akan stuff is WAY too mustard-y yellow.
The masking material is some old worn out Power putty for hand rehab/climbing strength.

Also up and now I know why it sits, Hasegawa 1/72 Hind F backdated to an Afghan era E, again underside paint in place, but that cammo and oh my achin' the canopy masking... here is about as far as my poor old eyeballs (and optivisor) could get me in one sitting.


Linden Hill decals for both eventually.
unless my attention shifts again.
RedwingNev
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Posted: Wednesday, July 09, 2014 - 11:20 PM UTC

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Hi all,

as i completly missed the "Club med" campaign dead line with my Reggiane Re-2000 GA, i come here with it !
I hope this kit fits the Hanga Queen Campaign rules, let me know.



Yes Nico, it fits the Hanger Queen rules exactly! Incredible camo there!

I see that you and Hans have both added you pics the gallery, so good job guys
Harry01
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Posted: Monday, July 07, 2014 - 04:12 AM UTC
Hi Everybody,

after putting the rest of the decals on, a wash and a bit of weathering I call the F-86 in 1-144 done. She depicts a plane of the 335th FIW in Korea depicted on the front cover of Osprey's "F-96 Sabres of the 4th Fighter Interceptor Wing" by Warren Thompson. If anybody can name the pilot, I would be very happy. Thanks in advance.
And here some pics:











As I saw the large photos I thought, Oh my god, what a mess, you overdid everything, but in original size it doesn't look nearly as bad as in the photos. So, next time I'm doing such a tiny thing, i'll be more careful.

All the best, HP
nico37
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Posted: Thursday, July 03, 2014 - 08:19 AM UTC

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Nicolas,

Nice Camo!

Cheers Rob.



Thanks a lot Rob



Cheers
nico
Dragon164
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Posted: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 - 02:06 PM UTC
Nicolas,

Nice Camo!

Cheers Rob.
nico37
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Posted: Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 11:29 PM UTC
Hi all,

as i completly missed the "Club med" campaign dead line with my Reggiane Re-2000 GA, i come here with it !
I hope this kit fits the Hanga Queen Campaign rules, let me know.

I finished it the last week-end, so i can show all the pics right now.

Here is how i let it down in the "club med" campaign :




And here are some "in-progess" pics:






And the finished model pics:











Cheers
nico
woltersk
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Posted: Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 03:54 PM UTC

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Connie is all dressed and ready to party


@Jess, Wot, no ventral shots of the landing gear?!
Just kiddin'. She looks good.

As do the rest of the builds coming along.

@Hans-Peter-- your tiny -86 had me fooled. I thought it was a much larger scale.

@Mike--that is a boatload of decals on your -15.

@Eatu--I had to look up what a Defiant was. Learned my new thing for the day.

@Sam--I had to remind myself what a Gecko was. Looking forward to seeing the paint job and weathering.

My F-16 is still on hold. But I did some 'research' this weekend at the Hill AFB Open House and Air Show. Lots of -16s on display, including the Thunderbirds!

Keith





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Posted: Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 10:45 AM UTC
Hi all!

With the summer and all, there's finally time to get some modeling done. Hopefully I'll get at least one hangar queen finished. Out of the half-dozen or so unfinished kits, I'll get going with MPMs 1:72 Defiant mk.I.

This is the state it's in at the moment:

Wings and fuselage assembled, with first round of puttyig and/or Surfacer done, most of the detail parts off the sprues. The only aftermarket parts I've got for the kit so far are brass MG barrels from Master.

Here's a couple of pics I took of the interior before I assembled the fuselage. I can't remember ever posting these anywhere before the build project stalled. Almost straight from the box, I only added a throttle lever and cut a hole in the rear wall for seatbelts made out of some left-over PE straps.



camogirl
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Posted: Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 11:53 PM UTC
Well the Gecko is making rapid progress engines attached, primed, pre shading done and a coat of alclad aluminum. Next will be part one of the salt chipping and main colours onto the kit. Then there will be a second salt chipping for the markings and codes to be airbrushed on. Beginning to wonder why I threw the towel in with this one in the first place its been a joy to work on.





Jessie_C
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Posted: Friday, June 27, 2014 - 02:35 PM UTC
Connie is all dressed and ready to party



Harry01
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Posted: Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 04:34 AM UTC
Hi everybody,

I did the rest of the decals and planted a "pilot" into the cockpit, actually a 1:160 scale Preiser Railroad figure. Next will be closing the cockpit and a wash and some weathering. Then she'll be ready to lift off.


Jessie, that's a great looking Connie. Keep her coming.
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 09:00 AM UTC
Here's where my builds are currently at:
First off is the Revell Lightning F.6. I believe it to be rebox of an ancient Frog/Hasegawa kit. Despite the simple interior and raised panel lines, it's been a fairly trouble free build so far. The wings and fuselage are glued together and awaiting a clean up. I've also fitted in an Airwaves Etch cockpit and an ejector seat courtesy of the spares box.



And secondly the Ye Olde Airfix Mosquito NF.II/FB.VI/XVIII. The Mossie is much further along but was a pain in the ass in a few places. The undercarriage in particular is a devil to build neatly. Only needs some minor work and then its off to be painted.


Decals for both will come from the Xtradecals sheet for RAF 23 Sqn aircraft from 1940-90's. I also have a couple of sheets for the all important stenciling.
I'm determined to finish both.

Looking forward to seeing everyone else's builds.
Stephen