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BoiseBlade
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Idaho, United States
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Posted: Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 12:43 PM UTC
Coming down to the wire

Here is where I am at.....Hopefully should be finished tomorrow.


BoiseBlade
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Posted: Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 12:44 PM UTC
oops!!
I will add large images when complete
goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
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Posted: Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 12:57 PM UTC
Hi all!
More rigging, decaling and a partial light weathering.Glued the fuel pipes (kit parts, a little oversized).
Decals on the fuselage are also applied (no photo yet but not happy as the swastikas won't touch nice on the surface)





Thomas
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 01:39 PM UTC
Nice work daniel, you certainly build quick!

Im still chugging along though I should be further along. My work space has been a bit chillier than I prefer, but Ive still managed to make progress and got my "Picchiatello" ready for paint. With todays warmer conditions some airbrushing got done with an RLM 02 base coat for the canopy and some preshading.





Kilo_Uniform
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Gauteng, South Africa
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Posted: Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 02:28 PM UTC
@ Daniel - Very nice Storch. Keep up the good work!

@ Thomas - Looking good there sir!

@ Jeff - Very nice!
Bink123
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 05:06 PM UTC
Here are some of my last photos of the Airfix 1/48 Hawker Furry I/II.

A few more photos will be added later,but for now,...

Three photos of Fury:






Later today, I will add a description of the aircraft, the theatre of operation and the pilot.
Bink123
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 07:28 PM UTC
The subject of my Airfix 1/48 Hawker Fury is of the 1 Squadron S.A.A.F. #205 as piloted by Patrick Rushmere stationed at Wajir airfield in Kenya, close to the border with Ethiopia.


On March 8, 1940 he and Robert Blake (flying Hawker Fury #203) shot down an Italian Caproni Ca.133 bomber.

Here is SAAF Hawker Fury I


Here is a comparison photo of a Fury with a Hurricane IIB


Below is a comparison photo of a Fury with a Bristol Bulldog


Finally, the ensign of the South African Air Force 1940 to 1951
dcandal
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted: Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 08:52 PM UTC
Thanks for your comments.

This morning I had install the engine and put the decals.









goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
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Posted: Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 09:34 PM UTC
Congrats, Richard!
You did a really good job on the Fury. A clean build and a beautiful camo and paint job!
As well as you did the rigging and wiring. Those old mouldings can be a real challenge.
Also your Bulldog is very nice.

Thomas
Bink123
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 11:11 PM UTC
Thanks, Thomas. I built the Bulldog back in 2010 - I'm looking forward to the Finnish one.
goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
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Posted: Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 02:46 AM UTC
Interplane rigging is done and the JUPITER-Motor is attached. Still needs the prop and the cylinder head fairings.
Well, and the aerials...



Thomas
dcandal
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted: Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 04:37 AM UTC
Well, here you can see the Storch finished,







Bink123
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 05:17 AM UTC
Very nice work. Fine detail, nice paintwork. Congrats.
Cbacon84
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California, United States
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Posted: Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 06:47 AM UTC
Well I'm calling it finished. still need to take photos for the gallery but a cold has me coughing up a lung which is not very conducive to good photo taking. so might be a few days till I get pics in the gallery.
Bink123
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 08:37 AM UTC
Looks good. Get well soon.
BoiseBlade
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Idaho, United States
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Posted: Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 10:01 AM UTC
Well I'm calling this one done. I would like to add some weather and exhaust marks but if I rush it will not turn out. Maybe I will get back to it one day.

This is a PZL-23B "Karas" of the 31. Eskadra Liniowa, 3. Pulk Lotniczy.
or
31st Squadron line, 3 Air regiment. Karpaty Army 1937.

I like to do different subjects for decaling than what you typically get. This one is from Lotnictwo z Szachownica Issue 18, No.2 2006.
I chose this one because it is from Werynia Poland east of Krakow in the old Galicia region by the araea my Grandparents migrated from.

All decals "Polish Emblem included" on this model except the number 7 were done in Adobe Illustrator and print on my HP color LaserJet.







GazzaS
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 10:35 AM UTC
Daniel,
Fantastic looking Storch! Love the wavy desert camo.

Gary
GazzaS
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 10:37 AM UTC
Casey, cool looking little I-15. Would like to see more pics!

Gary
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 10:39 AM UTC
Jeff,
Love the way you've painted yp your PZL. Definitely an eye-catching aircraft!
Bink123
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 10:39 AM UTC
Nice PZL - too bad we don't see more Polish aircaft. Looks very fine.



The Storch looks so fragile. I couldn't see myself building one in 1/72 scaale - amazing. Nice work.
eMan
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Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
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Posted: Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 01:03 PM UTC
Progress update, almost done.

goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
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Posted: Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 04:11 PM UTC
Jeff, Casey & Daniel: Well done and very nice building and painting on your kits. The Storch's camo looks great and the PZL have a fantastic overall look and detail!
The I-15 must have seen a lot of combat and flight hours
Congrats for all your work and thanks for sharing!

Thomas
Kilo_Uniform
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Gauteng, South Africa
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Posted: Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 06:38 PM UTC
@ Richard - I thought I recognized the SAAF decals. Well done on the Fury.

@ Daniel - The Storch is looking awesome, and very fragile - not something I would attempt to build - I think I would break everything at least twice (before I even painted it)

Excellent job as always Daniel

@ Jeff - Congratulations on a very nice model!

goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
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Posted: Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 09:54 PM UTC
Fellow builders, it's done!

Finally I call this stoneage Pyro-Kit of a Bristol Bulldog officially "Finnish'ed"!
Not quite happy with my selfmade decals as I mentioned before and the paint I chose but I think the overall look isn't bad at all. My first time ever of fully rigging and completing a biplane this way, what gave me some headache.
It's the only kit available in 1/48.
Build is representing "BU-216" from the Finnish Airforce (should be a MK IIa - anyone spot the difference?) donated Dec 1939 as one of two by the Swedish Airforce, formerly silver painted and roughly overpainted .
After short combat action while the "Winter War" 1939 they served later as advanced trainers. So not much weathering on this well maintained aircraft. Reference photo see below.









Some more pics at daylight:













Thank's for looking and a big Thank you! to the host of this funny campaign!
Thomas
Bink123
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 10:20 PM UTC
Nice looking biplane. The engine is particularly well done. The fabric detail is pretty good on these PYRO biplanes - not the overstated ribs and valleys, much more like thee real thing. Kudos!