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MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 2,933 posts
AeroScale: 2,097 posts
Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 04:33 AM UTC
Well, it's 1 September in Greenwich, so time to get this party started. The official campaign thread can be found here, please post all campaign related discussion, etc. in that thread. This current thread will now be locked.

Have at it, everyone!

Michael
TotemWolf
#288
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Oklahoma, United States
Joined: February 11, 2013
KitMaker: 294 posts
AeroScale: 74 posts
Posted: Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 08:57 AM UTC
I have been eyeing the Great Wall P-61 'The Last Shootdown.' Now after reading the article in the October issue of FineScale Modeler I think I'm going to put the Mossie back on the shelf and put some cash down for the kit instead.


Any reason to but new plastic is good reason.
c4willy
#305
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Joined: February 01, 2006
KitMaker: 1,523 posts
AeroScale: 1,372 posts
Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 11:44 AM UTC
Hi Linus no nothing has been glued together so I'm good to go! Thanks oh illustrious leader!
LinusB
#462
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: March 21, 2016
KitMaker: 247 posts
AeroScale: 105 posts
Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 09:15 AM UTC
Sorry I have been scarce but my home phone and internet cabling has been cut since 5 May and after lots of futile phone calls etc my telco has advised I should be fully back on line by 1 August.

I like the ribbon Franck.

Chris if it hasnt been glued it is fine by me.

Cheers

Linus
TotemWolf
#288
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Oklahoma, United States
Joined: February 11, 2013
KitMaker: 294 posts
AeroScale: 74 posts
Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 07:23 AM UTC
I've been looking at Tamiya's 1/48 De Havilland Mosquito NF Mk.II anyway. I might have to pull the trigger on this one.
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
KitMaker: 4,517 posts
AeroScale: 2,353 posts
Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 05:56 AM UTC
Still waiting on my kit too arrive. then I get to cut some plastic finally.

Bob
rochaped
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Lisboa, Portugal
Joined: August 27, 2010
KitMaker: 616 posts
AeroScale: 607 posts
Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017 - 06:15 PM UTC
Hummm, so many nice choices popping up...I feel this campaign will rock &roll
md72
#439
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Washington, United States
Joined: November 05, 2005
KitMaker: 3,966 posts
AeroScale: 2,642 posts
Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017 - 12:55 AM UTC
Too many choices, Found my DNL Black Widow, I've got the Airfix Black Widow somewhere, an F4U-4N, an F6F-5N, a P-70, and maybe even an F2H-3N somewhere..
SHAKY962
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Joined: May 21, 2012
KitMaker: 632 posts
AeroScale: 203 posts
Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017 - 12:46 AM UTC
I will try to get a Dragon Bf-110D.... in the scale of the Dark Side for me....... 1/48
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
KitMaker: 4,517 posts
AeroScale: 2,353 posts
Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 08:51 PM UTC
My F6F-5N has not arrived YET!
c4willy
#305
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Joined: February 01, 2006
KitMaker: 1,523 posts
AeroScale: 1,372 posts
Posted: Friday, June 16, 2017 - 10:31 AM UTC
I've gone with something a little different this time I'm building the Nakajima C6N1-S Saiun allied code name "Myrt". Most of the parts have been cut off the sprues and some have been painted but nothing has been assembled yet, is this amount of progress acceptable to the campaign leader? If not I have plenty of other possibilities.

















mrockhill
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: June 17, 2009
KitMaker: 566 posts
AeroScale: 507 posts
Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017 - 07:59 AM UTC
Nice choice Bob! Im tempted to build a Hellcat as well but in 1/72
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
KitMaker: 4,517 posts
AeroScale: 2,353 posts
Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017 - 06:55 AM UTC
My kit arrived for this campaign. Hobby Boss 1/48 F6F-5N

Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
KitMaker: 4,517 posts
AeroScale: 2,353 posts
Posted: Monday, May 29, 2017 - 06:51 PM UTC
Franck, I like your ribbon also.

Bob
Pave-Hawk
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: May 05, 2006
KitMaker: 774 posts
AeroScale: 169 posts
Posted: Monday, May 29, 2017 - 02:59 PM UTC

Quoted Text

My proposal for the ribbon:




I like that one!
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
Joined: September 22, 2016
KitMaker: 96 posts
AeroScale: 81 posts
Posted: Monday, May 29, 2017 - 02:49 PM UTC
My proposal for the ribbon:

Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
KitMaker: 4,517 posts
AeroScale: 2,353 posts
Posted: Monday, May 29, 2017 - 11:07 AM UTC
WOW! Thomas that was a great lesson, even I understood what you were putting across. Thanks I will play with the settings to gain some experience for future ribbons.

Bob
goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
Joined: October 12, 2008
KitMaker: 540 posts
AeroScale: 526 posts
Posted: Monday, May 29, 2017 - 10:48 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Its all yours, just show me some time (I need visuals) how you sized it to the 50 x 20.

Bob



Alright, try to give a short visual instruction - hope that helps. Sorry, cannot change the programm's language but when comparing the screens you wil see what is meant.






Thomas
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
KitMaker: 4,517 posts
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Posted: Monday, May 29, 2017 - 04:57 AM UTC
Its all yours, just show me some time (I need visuals) how you sized it to the 50 x 20.

Bob
goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
Joined: October 12, 2008
KitMaker: 540 posts
AeroScale: 526 posts
Posted: Monday, May 29, 2017 - 01:42 AM UTC
BNot necessary, I used the one you posted if I may. Transformed to 50x20 with Windows Paint.





Thomas
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
KitMaker: 4,517 posts
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Posted: Monday, May 29, 2017 - 01:00 AM UTC
I have the ribbon saved as a gif and it is at 35x20. Do you want me to send it to you?
goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
Joined: October 12, 2008
KitMaker: 540 posts
AeroScale: 526 posts
Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 11:18 PM UTC
Okay, checked "Paint. Started with 500x200, converted to .gif and resized to 50x20, works! If your template has a different ratio (for example 620x380 disable the hook at "aspect ratio" to type specific rates you want.
goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
Joined: October 12, 2008
KitMaker: 540 posts
AeroScale: 526 posts
Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 11:06 PM UTC
Cannot say how "Paint" handle the conversion as I use PaintShop or Corel PhotoPaint. There you can specify the format and the Pixel-ratio. Finally it should stay with the 50/20 ratio. Try to "export" the file as a .gif instead of "saving as..." or "resize".
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
KitMaker: 4,517 posts
AeroScale: 2,353 posts
Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 10:54 PM UTC
Are you using Percentage or Pixels to format? I tried the Pixels and when I put 50 in it would automatically place a number that I cannot change.

Bob
goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
Joined: October 12, 2008
KitMaker: 540 posts
AeroScale: 526 posts
Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 10:38 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Thomas, let me see what I can do with this. OK! this came out at 50 x 29

Bob



Not bad. I already designed some for various campaigns (last one used was for CBI).
Best way is to start with a size of 200x500 Pixels and than scale it down to 20x50.