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OFFICIAL: WWII Fixed Gear Campaign
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Friday, July 31, 2015 - 04:51 AM UTC
Welcome to the WWII Fixed Gear Campaign!

The campaign will run from August 1, 2015 through February 1, 2016.

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 fine builds of aircraft with fixed landing gear here! On with the show!

Michael
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Friday, July 31, 2015 - 05:04 AM UTC
By the way, and not to be a nudge (though I guess I am) but still no ribbon for this one.

Michael
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Posted: Friday, July 31, 2015 - 07:13 AM UTC
Thought i'd mention some lesser known Fixed Landing Gear aircraft that would fit into the WWII theme. Don't know if there are kits available for all of them but might be fun if your looking for something a little different.

Avia B-534: Used by Bulgaria on both sides of the war
Fokker D.XXI: Used by the Dutch Air Force at the start of WWII
PZL P.7: Old but Poland still had about 30 that were used during the defense of Poland
PZL P.11: used during the Defense of Poland
PZL.23 Karaś: Polands primary reconnaissance bomber
PZL P.24: Polish Export used by Romania during Operation Barbarossa and as a ground attack fighter through 1941
goodn8
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Posted: Friday, July 31, 2015 - 09:17 AM UTC

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By the way, and not to be a nudge (though I guess I am) but still no ribbon for this one.

Michael



Michael, please check again the locked "Enlist-Thread", there you'll might find the answer...

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Coming up on the start for this one in just a couple of days. Any ribbon ideas?

I might want to get in with a Gladiator. Thinkin' about it.

Michael
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Michael, so you don't like my suggested ribbon from the 2nd page?
Thomas
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Thomas it is kind of my fault... Micheal if we can use Thomas ribbon it will be great.

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Thomas
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Posted: Friday, July 31, 2015 - 02:01 PM UTC
Am starting today with a Stuka Ju87R-2



MichaelSatin
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Posted: Friday, July 31, 2015 - 06:55 PM UTC

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By the way, and not to be a nudge (though I guess I am) but still no ribbon for this one.

Michael



Michael, please check again the locked "Enlist-Thread", there you'll might find the answer...

Thomas



Thomas,

I did manage to pull the ribbon off that post and use it, thank you. So off you go!

Michael
Cbacon84
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Posted: Friday, July 31, 2015 - 10:06 PM UTC
well the paints I needed got delivered Yesterday so looks like I'll be starting my I-5

mrockhill
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Posted: Sunday, August 02, 2015 - 01:59 AM UTC
I wasnt really looking to join another campaign with so much already to do but I got a nice deal a couple years back for 3 Amtech Hs-123s and I've been looking for an excuse to dig into one. Its one of my favorite WWII aircraft so eventually I'd like one of the 3 to turn out really nice which leaves me 2 practice kits! Not sure which scheme I'll build, possibly generic markings on a worn white wash finish. Ive got these 2 books and the www for inspiration, sooooo lets see what happens!

Cbacon84
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Posted: Sunday, August 02, 2015 - 06:38 AM UTC
had a good first weekend for the campaign got most of the internals done although most if this will never be seen once the I-5 is finished due to the small cockpit. Overall going for a rundown feel to the I-5 as by 1941 it would have been in service for 10 years. That and I figure while relegated to the training units maintenance was less stringent and when called up in 41 probably didnt have much time to clean them up




macotra4
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Posted: Sunday, August 02, 2015 - 10:41 PM UTC
First of all, welcome all of you in WWII Fixed Gear Campaign. Some nice builds are already on the way. We already have one the best known WWII fixed gear aircraft on the Ju-87 Stuka in beautiful desert scheme. And some unusual subject - Soviet I-5 (btw nice work CBacon84). Mike is building HS-126 – one of the most beautiful biplanes (Sesquiplane?). I hope that many other will join shortly and we going to have a nice campaign with a lot of build finished.



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Thought i'd mention some lesser known Fixed Landing Gear aircraft that would fit into the WWII theme. Don't know if there are kits available for all of them but might be fun if your looking for something a little different.

Avia B-534: Used by Bulgaria on both sides of the war
Fokker D.XXI: Used by the Dutch Air Force at the start of WWII
PZL P.7: Old but Poland still had about 30 that were used during the defense of Poland
PZL P.11: used during the Defense of Poland
PZL.23 Karaś: Polands primary reconnaissance bomber
PZL P.24: Polish Export used by Romania during Operation Barbarossa and as a ground attack fighter through 1941


Kit is in production for about 30 yrs and now it is being sold my Mirage Hobby. This aircraft has a very nice 3 color painting scheme. I am also going to use Part photoetched set for this kit. Kit itself has a lot of problems, which mostly I will leave untouched. But it still looks like a Lublin R-XIII and it is still the best R-XIII model you can get



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Posted: Monday, August 03, 2015 - 01:44 PM UTC
I have started my HS-123 as well, photos soon.

gaborka
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Posted: Tuesday, August 04, 2015 - 11:35 AM UTC
The PE parts are so tiny in the FLY kit I am genuinely afraid of inhalating them.

North4003
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2015 - 04:20 AM UTC
Well here is my hat in the ring for the fixed gear of WWII Campaign, the Worlds top fighter, the CR32 ... in 1936! This will be built out of the box; what other way for me? Lots of filing, filling, scraping, sanding and more sanding in the days ahead. Nice silver paint scheme though for the Austrian version as depicted on the box.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2015 - 05:22 AM UTC
Oh no, he's frozen in carbonite! Damn you Darth Vader!

Michael
North4003
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2015 - 05:41 AM UTC

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Oh no, he's frozen in carbonite! Damn you Darth Vader!

Michael



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p79C2O3E9n0
North4003
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2015 - 08:37 AM UTC
Progress today on the SMER Austrian CR32. I have to apply some Tamiya filler and sand the lower wing joint, fuselage and tail joints next. The kit has a small parts count but it is like assembling a wooden kit from the 1950's except the fit is not as close. I have the Super model 1/72 Fiat CR32 which looks to be a better fitting kit but why not build the 1/50 version and see what can be made of it. I'm having fun and not sweating the details too much.

goodn8
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Posted: Friday, August 14, 2015 - 08:47 PM UTC
Hi everybody!
This campaign looks surprising with all the entries of exotic and uncommon birds.
Nice chioces and progresses so far.
Since the paint of my Me 262 have to cure I checked my stash for something that fits here s well. There I found an acient Pyro kit...

So my option will be a 1/48 Bristol Bulldog in service of the Finnish Air while the "Winterkrieg" in 1940.



Thomas
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Posted: Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 03:42 PM UTC
Can I join in with my Italeri Stuka. It's been an awfully long time since Ive been on kitmaker and at the bench. Hopefully might be able to make a start on it over the next week with in progress pics. Will be finishing it in the box art scheme of Stab III/ StG77- Bulgaria, April 1941 still undecided about having the engine on show though. Hence not starting just yet as will need to add some detailing to the engine if I have it exposed and not too sure if Im fully back in the modelling mindset as yet

North4003
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Posted: Sunday, August 16, 2015 - 10:21 AM UTC
Thomas A. glad to see one of the old Pyro Bristol Bulldog kits in the campaign.
North4003
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Posted: Sunday, August 16, 2015 - 10:27 AM UTC
Sam, glad to have you back with us. Looking forward to seeing your Stuka.

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Can I join in with my Italeri Stuka. It's been an awfully long time since Ive been on kitmaker and at the bench. Hopefully might be able to make a start on it over the next week with in progress pics. Will be finishing it in the box art scheme of Stab III/ StG77- Bulgaria, April 1941 still undecided about having the engine on show though. Hence not starting just yet as will need to add some detailing to the engine if I have it exposed and not too sure if Im fully back in the modelling mindset as yet


MichaelSatin
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Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 07:30 PM UTC
Anyone in with a Stringbag? I love that 'plane. As if I have time...

Michael
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Posted: Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 07:44 PM UTC
Made a start on the Stuka today, got the base colour for the cockpit on, the engine built and a base coat of Alclad steel on it. At least I have made some headway into the build now. Might not get the chance to do any more to it until next weekend though.











macotra4
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Posted: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 - 07:06 PM UTC

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Can I join in with my Italeri Stuka.


Camogirl, you are more then welcome with a Stuka. And tell as more about that Italeri Stuke, I am thing about G-2 version. Waiting for some more pictures.
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Posted: Friday, September 04, 2015 - 01:20 PM UTC
Im liking the Stuka so far its going together really easily with no issues so far. This is the point I got up to last weekend I took these photos but didnt get round to posting them. Hoping to do some more to it this weekend all being well. Dont think theres too much more to do before it will be ready for the painting stage










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Posted: Friday, September 04, 2015 - 09:23 PM UTC
Sam, very good start! Looks like you find your mood to go ahead

I just finished my Schwalbe-campaign, now have to clean up the bench for the next challenge.
Thomas