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OFFICIAL: Flying Boats Campaign
goofmuilwijk
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Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Joined: April 19, 2013
KitMaker: 106 posts
AeroScale: 18 posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 08:15 AM GMT+7
Thanks for the campaign, the ribbon and the comments

Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
KitMaker: 4,308 posts
AeroScale: 2,165 posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 04:47 AM GMT+7
Jonathan, Thanks for a nice campaign and a ribbon to boot.

Bob
drabslab
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European Union
Joined: September 28, 2004
KitMaker: 1,914 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 01:29 AM GMT+7

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I'm not exactly thrilled by how she turned out, but i'm not unhappy either... Well, actually i'm pretty happy

I did learn a lot during this build. There were a few setbacks and i wasn't happy when they happened. But in retrospect i did have fun with this kit. And i'm happy i finally have a Dornier Do 24 flying boat finished

Like in the old times when i was a little kid i'll hang her from the ceiling


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Well, it looks like a really nice model of a really nice plane. You should be happy!

This thing just begs for a small diorama
Antilles
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: March 22, 2015
KitMaker: 450 posts
AeroScale: 434 posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 01:23 AM GMT+7
Jonathan,
many thanks for leading this campagin and awarding the ribbon. It was real fun and I enjoyed it very much!

Oliver
JClapp
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Massachusetts, United States
Joined: October 23, 2011
KitMaker: 2,072 posts
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Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017 - 10:54 AM GMT+7
That's the end of that. We got six completed models for a modest but no less interesting gallery.
Thanks for participating, see you all around the place!
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
KitMaker: 4,308 posts
AeroScale: 2,165 posts
Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 08:36 AM GMT+7
Goof, nice job and your finished also.

Michael, that's it, just have some fun while building it is a hoot.

Bob
165thspc
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Kentucky, United States
Joined: April 13, 2011
KitMaker: 6,196 posts
AeroScale: 18 posts
Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 07:53 AM GMT+7
(F.Y.I. - Just throwing this out there:)

Right now doing my first plane since high school (I am now 69) The 1/35th scale Hobby Boss Storch Fi-156A/C to go along with all my many military vehicles! I'm using the same paint scheme as Goof's Dornier so having to mask the assorted colors is proving both challenging and fun.

You guys inspired me to branch out!

p.s. Been hankering to do a PBY in the largest scale I can find for quite some time. That might be next on the list!
goofmuilwijk
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Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Joined: April 19, 2013
KitMaker: 106 posts
AeroScale: 18 posts
Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 - 07:14 AM GMT+7
Thanks guys

I'm enrolled in a few other campaigns at the moment Jonathan, so that's a "yes"
Antilles
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: March 22, 2015
KitMaker: 450 posts
AeroScale: 434 posts
Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 - 05:21 AM GMT+7
Goof,
I like Your Dornier very much. Congrats on finishing this one!


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Like in the old times when i was a little kid i'll hang her from the ceiling



I think I know what You mean. But I still do test flights with my finished kits in the house, making annoying engine sounds with my mouth .

Oliver
JClapp
#259
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Massachusetts, United States
Joined: October 23, 2011
KitMaker: 2,072 posts
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Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 - 02:05 AM GMT+7
A very rewarding build then, and a handsome model
and most important of all a finished model!
I hope you will join us in future campaigns!
goofmuilwijk
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Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Joined: April 19, 2013
KitMaker: 106 posts
AeroScale: 18 posts
Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 09:23 PM GMT+7
Last night i added the aerials. This is how she ended up and probably will stay:





I'm not exactly thrilled by how she turned out, but i'm not unhappy either... Well, actually i'm pretty happy

I did learn a lot during this build. There were a few setbacks and i wasn't happy when they happened. But in retrospect i did have fun with this kit. And i'm happy i finally have a Dornier Do 24 flying boat finished

Like in the old times when i was a little kid i'll hang her from the ceiling
JClapp
#259
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Massachusetts, United States
Joined: October 23, 2011
KitMaker: 2,072 posts
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Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 12:37 PM GMT+7
It looks great from here.
goofmuilwijk
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Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Joined: April 19, 2013
KitMaker: 106 posts
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Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 07:10 AM GMT+7
A small update:
I've slowly but surely been making progress. There are an awful lot of tiny decals. All of which seem to silver. The bigger ones too unfortunately. Never really had it happen to me in these large amount. Not sure what causes it. I prepared the surface with Citadel Purity Seal satin varnish like i always do, prepare with Microset, appy and cover with Micosol several times. It'll have to do as it is i'm afraid.

There are some learning issue for the next one: make sure the masking tape is really taped well/closed up. The primer has creeped under the tape in some places. And next time i'll try masking the canopies and mask them before installing them. Now i have painted the metal parts afterwards which doesn't look as good

It looks decent enough in the photographs and when viewing from a distance. When getting close in you'll start to see the mistakes. Perhaps this is one to hang from the ceiling once it's done





Next week i'll seal the wings with varnish and join the 2 parts. Then it's time to cover up the joints. I'll also need to re-attach the broken off bits. And then it's time for some weathering and see how it looks
JClapp
#259
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Massachusetts, United States
Joined: October 23, 2011
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Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017 - 10:03 AM GMT+7
There you go, no worries. see you there!
LinusB
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: March 21, 2016
KitMaker: 191 posts
AeroScale: 85 posts
Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 02:23 PM GMT+7
Such great builds everyone.

I unfortunately am no where near completing my Sunderland so I wont be making the deadline. I'll just move her over to the Hanger Queens I suppose!
Antilles
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: March 22, 2015
KitMaker: 450 posts
AeroScale: 434 posts
Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017 - 02:05 AM GMT+7

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Goof, she is looking good especially the paint job. Cannot wait to see her finished.

Bob



Yes, as Bob said. Nice paint and repair job. I have to remember the post-it trick when necessary!

Oliver
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
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Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 09:28 AM GMT+7
Goof, she is looking good especially the paint job. Cannot wait to see her finished.

Bob
goofmuilwijk
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Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Joined: April 19, 2013
KitMaker: 106 posts
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Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 09:00 AM GMT+7

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Please do take the time and care to finish well. Closing date is now evening of october 15th, that gives you three full weekends.



Thanks! It's much appreciated
JClapp
#259
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Massachusetts, United States
Joined: October 23, 2011
KitMaker: 2,072 posts
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Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 07:50 AM GMT+7
looking good Goof! everything is coming together.

Certainly yellow is the most difficult color to spray. I usually plan on two or more applications with plenty of time to dry between coats.

Please do take the time and care to finish well. Closing date is now evening of october 15th, that gives you three full weekends.

Is anyone else thinking of finishing a kit in this campaign? I recall some more starts, give it a go!
goofmuilwijk
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Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Joined: April 19, 2013
KitMaker: 106 posts
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Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 07:08 AM GMT+7
I tried to respray the damage as best as i could. The post-it worked well as temporary masks! I'm not entirely unhappy with how it turned out. I sprayed the wingtips yellow with Ammo by Mig paint. This didn't spray or cover as well as other colors of the same brand did. I don't know why really. Perhaps partly because of greasy fingerprints? I need to stock up on latex gloves again. The last ones were used by my little daughter and now i'm out of them. And that leads to handling models with my bare hands which in turn leads to this sort of thing.

And yeah, i realize again why i love Tamiya paints. Never had a problem with it when using them





I've sprayed a layer of Purity Seal varnish and am adding the decals. This takes a lot of time it turns out. There are an awful lot of them, and all are tiny. I've almost lost one of them when handling the wings. They don't seem to stick as well either. Probably because it's an old kit that has been gathering dust for a while :?

The small yellow stripes on top of the wings have broken. I have thought of spraying them but with the result from last time spraying yellow i'm a bit apprehensive. Or perhaps i'll leave them off

TO DO
To do are the decals. Sealing them. Then removing the mask for the canopies. These aren't really masked, but taped off. I'll hand paint them. The propellers need to be sprayed/painted as well. I'll do that while covering the rest of the wings in clingfilm (i think). After that i will join the wings with the fuselage. That will require some cleaning up, bit of putty and additional spraying to cover up the joints. And finally, some weathering.
So: a lot to do really. And not much time to do it in.


And finally: I'm hoping Jonathan will extend the deadline for a week or 2? That will give me time to finish the Dornier in a less rushed manner. I have a daytime job which looks to be busy with a few deadlines next week. That will restrict the time i have available for modelling....
goofmuilwijk
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Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Joined: April 19, 2013
KitMaker: 106 posts
AeroScale: 18 posts
Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017 - 05:07 AM GMT+7

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Hey goof. Whenever that happens to me I just use 3m postit notes to mask the necessary areas.



That's what i was thinking too. I attempted to repair things as best as i could. I'll shoot some pictures tomorrow
raypalmer
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: March 29, 2010
KitMaker: 1,147 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 10:08 AM GMT+7
Hey goof. Whenever that happens to me I just use 3m postit notes to mask the necessary areas.
JClapp
#259
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Massachusetts, United States
Joined: October 23, 2011
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Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 10:01 AM GMT+7
Oh no, I hate when that happens!

Carry on, I know you can fix it.
goofmuilwijk
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Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Joined: April 19, 2013
KitMaker: 106 posts
AeroScale: 18 posts
Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 08:03 AM GMT+7
Cool plane Jonathan!

I'm still moving along with the Do-24. Don't know if i'll make it in time though. Today i painted the second camo color, removed the masking and came to 2 conclusions:
1: i switched RLM72 and RLM73. It looked right in the jar and when spraying on, one being lighter than the other. But after removing the masking it looked the other way around. That's not something i'll change quickly because it means respraying the plane.
2: the masking tape i used was too sticky, the primer and Vallejo don't work well together, something else or all of the above. I used a mix of Tamiya tape and a cheap alternative. The results where the same. In short: a lot of the paint came off when removing the masking

This is the result at the moment:




I'm considering 2 options: restart of just move along and go with the reverse color scheme.
In all honesty i think it's best to touch up the flaked bits as best i can, accept the reverse camo and move to the decals. That means another airbrush session, some detail painting, decalling, a bit of weathering and have a decent enough looking plane. That should be doable in the remaining time. Of course an additional week would be great

All these things i am chalking up to a learning experience. I have another (well,2) Dornier Do24 complete with the AIMS update sets and Squadron canopies. That one i'll probably paint with Tamiya paints, in a lot lighter shade. Any mistakes here will be used to make that one better. And then i'll move on to the 1:48 version....
165thspc
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Kentucky, United States
Joined: April 13, 2011
KitMaker: 6,196 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 04:56 AM GMT+7
Johnthan

I was going to smilingly mention the nice Lego beaching gear but Oliver and Bob both beat me to it!

Mike K.