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Posted: Wednesday, October 05, 2016 - 04:58 AM UTC
Thanks for the compliments, good to hear you enjoyed my build!
And thanks for running the campaign, I had a great time!
c4willy
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Posted: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 - 11:18 AM UTC
Hi Vincent glad you liked the group build! It's a great way to get motivated to build and finish kits. Some of us are true campaign-o-holics!
kamadoma
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Philippines
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Posted: Monday, October 03, 2016 - 02:31 AM UTC
Great builds, everyone. I've enjoyed my very first group build ever. I did finish quite a bit early, but I'm glad I did since we had a sudden need to move places and I haven't had proper modeling time since then. Again, great job!
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, October 01, 2016 - 06:39 PM UTC

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Thanks Michael! I've got my pics up in the gallery so if you wouldn't mind passing along the ribbon I'd be grateful.



Done!

Michael
c4willy
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Posted: Saturday, October 01, 2016 - 06:27 AM UTC
Thanks Michael! I've got my pics up in the gallery so if you wouldn't mind passing along the ribbon I'd be grateful.

I'd also like to congratulate Eetu on his Ju88 another inspiring piece of work. And to everyone else that participated well done! Your work is inspiring one way or in another to us all!
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, October 01, 2016 - 05:07 AM UTC
Excellent job everyone, a great campaign! Awards have been handed out and a big congrats to all who finished!

Let me know if you didn't get one and think you should have.

This one is now history.

Michael
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Posted: Friday, September 30, 2016 - 06:27 PM UTC
Eetu,

Simply awesome!
Your work through out and documenting the build have been great.
GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, September 30, 2016 - 04:42 AM UTC
Eetu,
Congratulations on completion! Splendid looking result! Thank you for sharing much of to your build experience with us.

Gaz
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Posted: Friday, September 30, 2016 - 03:16 AM UTC
Phew, done!










Hope you like it!
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Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 04:54 PM UTC

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Eetu,
Just remember to cut the rubberband. Trying to save the rubberband usually ruins the paint.

Gaz


Precisely what I did.
GazzaS
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Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 05:57 AM UTC
Eetu,
Just remember to cut the rubberband. Trying to save the rubberband usually ruins the paint.

Gaz
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Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 04:59 AM UTC
Thanks!

Main canopies glued in place. Yep, there's NO way I'm using tape of any kind at this poin and risk lifting another square millimeter of paint thanks to that horrid primer I used. (lower windows masks are still left in place until I'm done with touch-ups along that edge)

And yea, I remembered to reattach the pilot's seat and glue the nose MG in place prior to attaching the canopies! Good for me.

Undercarriage done, minus the dusting which I'll do after they're attached, to avoid smudging the weathering powders.


...and undercarriage in place.


Now it's just down to gluing in the rest of the detail parts and installing the antenna wires.

BoiseBlade
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Posted: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 07:21 PM UTC
Eetu

Wow, Excellent work. The weather and painting is really good. I like the engine covers.
GazzaS
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Posted: Monday, September 26, 2016 - 11:12 PM UTC
Looks sweet Eetu!
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Posted: Monday, September 26, 2016 - 05:48 PM UTC
Exhaust stains airbrushed. Nacelle side engine gauges are from the kit decal sheet, as they're in color and the right size to fit in the recesses, whereas the gauge decals in Techmod's sheet are black & white and appear a bit too big (probably due to being designed for the Hasegawa kit).



Starting to look like a bomber.


It's a bomber, it's a bomber!
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Posted: Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 08:00 PM UTC
Getting there...

Some chipping applied here and there.


Panel lines treated with ProModeller (nowadays Flory Models) wash, 50/50 mix of black and dark dirt colors to avoid a too stark appearance. (probably should have used a lighter mix for undersides, as it looks pretty dark over the yellow and light blue...)


Final flat(ish) coat applied. That's a mixture of 2 part Tamiya Flat Base and 10 parts Future. As seen in the picture, it very easily makes a slightly hazy effect. Thinking about, I probably should have went to the 1:10 mixture instead, which dries to a slightly shinier finish and doesn't haze up. But oh, it's not too bad I think, it mutes down the contrast and does a bit of a scale effect. (and it looks worse in this picture than in reality)


Smaller parts are coming along nicely. Only wheels left to paint & finish and then it's onto final assembly.


c4willy
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Posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 03:01 AM UTC
Thanks Jeff! Just got to get some pics up in the galley and work on the Regia Aeronautica Stuka this weekend.
BoiseBlade
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Posted: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 06:27 PM UTC
Chris,

Nicely done! The paint scheme and weathering look really good.
c4willy
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Posted: Monday, September 19, 2016 - 02:57 PM UTC
Thanks Gaz there's certainly a lot going on in those wheels wells. The detail is simplified but still rather good. I was going to paint the tubing to make it pop but the actual aircraft wells were all painted so that put paid to that idea. LOL
GazzaS
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Posted: Monday, September 19, 2016 - 01:30 PM UTC
Chris,
Congratulations on finishing! She looks great! Your wheel well detailing really brings out the details and depth.

Gaz
c4willy
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Posted: Monday, September 19, 2016 - 12:22 PM UTC
Gentlemen it is with pleasure (and a small amount of relief) that I'm calling this "Big Tailed Beast" done! I had a major mishap with the pitot tube and managed to break it off and lose it altogether. I have constructed a new one from brass rod and a little waste photo etch
which while looking a little anaemic perhaps, doesn't look to bad. So here are some pics to tide you over till I get some up in the gallery.















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Posted: Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 03:45 AM UTC
Oh, I tought I had mentioned about building it as an FAF plane. Guess I didn't after all.

And thanks!
GazzaS
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Posted: Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 01:42 AM UTC
Eetu,
I didn't realize you were doing a Finnish Ju. I like! Paint job is primo!

Gaz
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Posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 10:29 PM UTC
Decals are on.


While applying them, I often kept thinking that I remembered Techmod's decals being a bit on the fragile side because of thinness of their carrier film, but this JU 88 sheet seemed much more prone to tearing and breaking. They also felt noticably more brittle than the Finnish Air Force insignia & registry number sheets I've been using for quite a while already. I feel this JU 88 might be of a different manufacturing period or something, as these Junkers decals also seemed to react to Micro Sol much less than the insignia sheets.

After I had a mishap with the right side tail number (it moved sligtly out of place when pressing it down and broke on my attempt to move it again), I used both the registry codes and tail numbers from the Hasegawa kit's decal sheet. Slightly thicker, but SO much more forgiving to use! (Techmod on top, Hasegawa below)


Next it's time for some weathering and finishing all the separately painted parts.

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Posted: Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 08:54 PM UTC
...and with the wing walks done as individual straight pieces (added with the need to modify a couple to fit, which carries the risk of mistakes) comes the chances of messing things up. I done goofed...


As nothing's wonky or sticking right in your eye, I think I'm going to just live with that, considering I don't really have time to source some replacement stencils from elsewhere, and that removing the misplaced pieces could be risky (there's that primer under there...). Of course, Revell's decal sheet has the wing walks as well, but they're different enough from Techmod's that I'd have to replace all of the wing walks to keep the look consistent. And more decals to remove = more risk of that primer failing.