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OFFICIAL: Lockheed Air and Space Campaign
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 04:13 AM UTC
Welcome to the Lockheed Air and Space Campaign!

The campaign will run from May 1, 2015 through October 31, 2015.

If you haven't signed up yet, or want to see the rules, go here.

Please post your initial and in-progress photos as well as campaign discussion in this thread. Please post your finished build photos in the campaign gallery.

Looking forward to some great models honoring the pioneering Lockheed Air and Space company's products!

Michael
md72
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Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 04:40 AM UTC
Gotta fish or cut bait now. F-80, F-104, S-3, Hudson, Ventura....
JClapp
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Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 01:01 PM UTC
I've been so lloking forward to building these Neptunes

Mascharius
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Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 04:10 PM UTC
Let get this started. Lockheed S-3 1:72 from Revell plus Eduard parts.

md72
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Posted: Friday, May 01, 2015 - 01:07 AM UTC
Hey Jon, that's my post in the background.

Did a short search of the stash and found the Hudson, Ventura and the Starfighter. Didn't find the S-3. The Hudson is toast, the box is a bit smoked and at least one wing deformed. The Ventura got some paint on it before it got put up. I'll share pics and see if it's too far started for the campaign.
JClapp
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Posted: Friday, May 01, 2015 - 01:27 AM UTC

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Hey Jon, that's my post in the background.

Did a short search of the stash and found the Hudson, Ventura and the Starfighter. Didn't find the S-3. The Hudson is toast, the box is a bit smoked and at least one wing deformed. The Ventura got some paint on it before it got put up. I'll share pics and see if it's too far started for the campaign.



yes, that was my time stamp for the photos, I had not bought the paper yet at that time of the morning.

THats a little disturbing that kits are missing and damaged in storage did I miss a story about your house catching fire?

We are specificly inviting partly started kits into campaigns nowadays. lets see that Ventura
md72
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Posted: Friday, May 01, 2015 - 02:28 AM UTC
Thankfully (for me at least) the fire was at someone else's place...
The guy brought them to a club meeting, and I got 3 or 4 at OK prices, based on the promise that they'd all been checked and there were no damaged parts... On closer examination at least 3 had damaged parts. If I could remember the 4th kit, it's probably damaged too. My car smelled like I'd had a fire in it by the time I got home that night.

I've got an arm load of other Lockheed kits in the stash; Neptune, Connie, S-3 (in 2 scales?), F-104, F-80, T-33, F-94 (early jets build), P-38 (2), XFV, SR-71 (2?), C-130, F-117. Just limiting myself to single engine and smaller twins cause I have very little display space.
PeeJay74
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Posted: Sunday, May 03, 2015 - 07:11 AM UTC
Eduard 1:48 Limited Edition Pacific Lightnings

I am going to do a complete build log for this and the Fork Tailed Devil campaigns. I will be building Eduard's P-38L as LT Hart's "Peewee V" of the 475th FG Satan's Angels, the box art plane.




I don't think I will get started on it for a couple of weeks, but everything is ready to go. I'll be sure and post some update photos here as I go.
JClapp
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Posted: Sunday, May 03, 2015 - 07:15 PM UTC
Nice project! I'm glad we have at least one P-38 in this campaign.
Mascharius
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Posted: Monday, May 04, 2015 - 10:31 PM UTC
I started with lots of brass stuff and I´m a total beginner in this topic.
First you have to cut out the doors from the bombbay and build it up with brass, the door as well.
Then you totaly have to rebuild the cockpit with it. The normal details suck and with those hughe cockpit windows you can see everything.




Prety nice to see a P-38 in here.
md72
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Posted: Monday, May 04, 2015 - 11:19 PM UTC
Ya know, You've almost convinced me to drop the Ventura in place of the Heller P-38. Then I'd be building two P-38's side by side for this campaign and the Fork Tailed Devil one..
PeeJay74
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Posted: Tuesday, May 05, 2015 - 12:20 AM UTC
Several of us already are, Mark! The more the merrier.
SHAKY962
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Posted: Tuesday, May 05, 2015 - 02:47 AM UTC
@jan, nice start with the Viking
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Posted: Wednesday, May 06, 2015 - 05:56 AM UTC
Hi Everybody, for this campaign I'm going to build a L&S Models 1/144 Lockheed CP-140 Aurora. The kit doesn't have many parts so I'm expecting a straight forward and fun build, except for the multi-coloured propeller blades...

Ron
JClapp
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Posted: Wednesday, May 06, 2015 - 07:01 AM UTC
Hello Ron, welcome aboard.
That is a nice kit. Everything fits well. you are right about those prop tip decals, but I think the most challenging part is masking the cockpit canopy.
JClapp
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Posted: Wednesday, May 06, 2015 - 02:01 PM UTC
I've made a start on my Aeroclub P2V Neptunes.
massive sprues with big thick gates, I opted for the saw to separate them


Very much a short run kit, from the 1980s I guess. There is no PE, in fact any desired details will need to be scratch built.
The landing gears are of white metal.

interesting wing/nacelle construction, with no indication as to wheel strut location.

all sub assemblies done

Also no interior. the fuselage will need its cockpit and windows cut open.

There is just one error in the kit. the engines have one exhaust on center of each side, but the Wright 3350 engines had two exhausts on the port side. I think I can delete the erroneous one and create correctly placed replacements, similar to the ones I did recently on the Welsh vacuform DC-7




PeeJay74
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Posted: Thursday, May 07, 2015 - 02:50 AM UTC
Eduard 1:48 Limited Edition Pacific Lightnings

Build Log

I got things opened up and started today. Not much progress but it has to begin somewhere, right?

shorty53
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Posted: Thursday, May 07, 2015 - 12:57 PM UTC
Is a C-130H Hercules acceptable?
JClapp
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Posted: Thursday, May 07, 2015 - 01:30 PM UTC
yes, any C-130 varient is firmly rooted in Lockheed history.
Even the Super J is only an upgraded and modernized Herc.
shorty53
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Posted: Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 03:48 PM UTC
Start photos Hercules C-130H RAAF.





Antilles
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Posted: Monday, May 11, 2015 - 10:25 PM UTC
Hallo Everybody, what about a F-104 G of the German Marine in some smaller scale (1/144). Would this be o.K., because most of them were built under license by other companies?

Oliver
JClapp
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Posted: Monday, May 11, 2015 - 11:26 PM UTC
Ha Oliver, That would be acceptable. The design and engineering is all Lockheed, even though built by others under license.

edit to add: You are especially welcome to build a model in my personal favorite scale, 1:144

Antilles
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Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 11:54 AM UTC
Hallo Jonathan,
that´s great. Than I am in with the kit of Revell´s Lockheed F-104 G, Scale 1/144. As this kit is rather tiny, I will do the TF-104G, as well and will see, what´s different.



Oliver
JClapp
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Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 03:43 PM UTC
Excellent, That will make a nice double build project.
JClapp
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Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 06:44 PM UTC
so far we have these types represented






It's a good collection, but far from complete...