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OFFICIAL: Terrible Teens Campaign
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 11:19 AM UTC
Welcome to the Terrible Teens Campaign! This campaign will celebrate those successful American warplane designs of the '70s, the F-14, F-15, F-16, F/A-18 and A-10.

The campaign will run from 1 May through 1 December, 2017.

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 the builds of these successful and long-lived jets!

Michael
md72
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Washington, United States
Joined: November 05, 2005
KitMaker: 3,603 posts
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 03:43 PM UTC
Well, it's still April 30 on America's Wet Coast. But here's my entry:

KelticKnot
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Scotland, United Kingdom
Joined: May 11, 2015
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 08:08 PM UTC
I might have to push my entry back into the second half of the campaign (as much as I'm itching to start this!) but I'm really looking forward to this as it'll be the first aircraft I've revisited from my teenage years.

Pave-Hawk
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: May 05, 2006
KitMaker: 566 posts
AeroScale: 87 posts
Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 09:02 PM UTC
Here's mine



No idea how accurate it is, but it's replacement for the one I built previously and didn't want to salvage after damage during many house moves.
McScheffer
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Niedersachsen, Germany
Joined: July 11, 2013
KitMaker: 57 posts
AeroScale: 4 posts
Posted: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 06:36 AM UTC
This is my entry for this wonderful campaign.
The F-15 I from Great Wall Hobby. A beautiful kit.



Best regards

Chris
Erik67
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Buskerud, Norway
Joined: July 31, 2005
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Posted: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 - 07:05 AM UTC
I'm in with this little beauty. It will be straight from the box with som minor detailing.



Erik
Erik67
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Buskerud, Norway
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Posted: Thursday, May 04, 2017 - 10:35 AM UTC
Well, I have started the F-14 and so far it has been an easy and pleasant build. Main fuselage is basically finished and cockpit is done. Only modification done is ejector handles which I made from thin copper wire. Adding them to the seat gives a better look in my opinion and it is easy to do. I have also added a sight for the pilot but it is hard to see on my crap cell phone pictures. The kit has a very good fit and if all goes to plan (which most probably will not happen...) it should be finished next week...





Kanguroo
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Vietnam
Joined: May 07, 2006
KitMaker: 286 posts
AeroScale: 50 posts
Posted: Friday, May 05, 2017 - 01:53 AM UTC
Hi everyone,
Too many choices here. I'm actually a fan of F-xx series in 1/72nd scale.


Just pick a kit from my stash at this time. Here's my entry:

Regards,
K.
Erik67
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Buskerud, Norway
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Posted: Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 11:57 AM UTC
Making good progress on my Tomcat. Added some brake lines to the wheels, othervise straight from the box.





ltb073
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New York, United States
Joined: March 08, 2010
KitMaker: 3,644 posts
AeroScale: 173 posts
Posted: Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 01:04 PM UTC
Just made a deal for a Revell Monogram F/A-18E Super Hornet in 1/48 scale so I'm in here.
b17-peter
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Hessen, Germany
Joined: January 09, 2013
KitMaker: 264 posts
AeroScale: 214 posts
Posted: Monday, May 08, 2017 - 07:43 PM UTC
Hi mates,
I'm in
Have to choose now between F-15E, F-16C(2) and F-18E which are in my stash
Erik67
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Buskerud, Norway
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Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 - 09:49 AM UTC
A little paint on the fuselage, fuel tanks and Phoenix missiles more or less done. I realize that the Phoenix missiles might be of the wrong color (1989 scheme), but I will leave them as they are. Got some paint on the Aim-9 and Aim-7 as well. In general I'm really enjoying this kit.



md72
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 - 04:02 PM UTC
A little progress

Guess it's a good thing that the intake cracked, it'll ge easier to match up the curves.
Erik67
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Buskerud, Norway
Joined: July 31, 2005
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Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 01:25 AM UTC
I have finished the build and has moved into the paint and decaling process. No problems building this kit and very little filler was needed. I have also made a base for the kit. The sign says ""Can be built without gluing yourself to the fuselage". The reason for this is a friend of mine who tried to build a F-14 when we served in Afghanistan and ended up gluing himself to the fuselage...


Erik67
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Buskerud, Norway
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Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 07:00 AM UTC
And thanks to bad spring weather all the decals are on. They need a couple of rounds of Micro Sol though.





Nito74
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ARMORAMA
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 03:28 AM UTC
Almost forgot this one... damn.

Anyway I started Kinetic's F-16 D on April 16th,




Latest progress last week, 11th



Is it ok to join with this one ?
KelticKnot
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 04:14 AM UTC
So I've managed to find a bit of time to get started after all !

I've made a solid start on the cockpit but still need to do a bit of detail painting on the various panels and the bang seats...

MichaelSatin
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Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 04:45 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Almost forgot this one... damn.

Anyway I started Kinetic's F-16 D on April 16th,

Latest progress last week, 11th

Is it ok to join with this one ?



I think you're good to go with that, John. Welcome aboard!

Michael
Erik67
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Buskerud, Norway
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Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 07:51 AM UTC
Finished! Not my greatest work but it is a long time since I built a 1:72 plane. It has been fun.







Erik
KelticKnot
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:00 AM UTC
Great work Eric ! That's a lot to admire in a 1/72 sized plane.
wrenchy
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Saskatchewan, Canada
Joined: April 23, 2006
KitMaker: 125 posts
AeroScale: 75 posts
Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 04:58 PM UTC
So, I'm going to build Hasegawa's old F-16A in Montana ANG markings.

I finally got started today, fitting the Aires cockpit I picked up for it.
Tobar
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Arizona, United States
Joined: October 17, 2002
KitMaker: 166 posts
AeroScale: 44 posts
Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 05:45 AM UTC
Finish one campaign, (Six Day War) on to the next....
I will enter this Kinetic 1/48 F-16 'Sufa' for this build.
I have had this kit laying around for 8 years, June 2009, receipt was in the box...

Here it is w/o any sprue cut...




As you can see, I have Eduard Brassin, IsraCast, Wolfpack, J-works and Two Bob decals all for this kit...

I have never done a 'Kinetic' kit before so I do not know the quality of 'fit' the kit has or the accommodation for any aftermarket product... If I come across any I will take a pic of it and make any notes for corrective action if needed...
KelticKnot
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Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 11:20 AM UTC
That looks like a lot of added goodies Thomas, looking forward to seeing this one progress.

I've had more time to work on the Strike Eagle than I expected and have finished up the cockpit/nose section to the stage where it can be attached to the rest of the fuselage -


The fuse itself has the intakes fitted and the different parts making up the wings attached -


And I've been puzzled over the design of the exhaust.... The intakes have a separate fan section which is easily painted and then glued way at the back of the intake. Why, I wonder, is the exhaust with it's flame holder in a hard to reach area not treated the same way?
I decided to chop them off to better paint them. You'll never know they were separate once its back together.
Tobar
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Arizona, United States
Joined: October 17, 2002
KitMaker: 166 posts
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Posted: Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 04:01 PM UTC
Skipping step '1', because of the addition of the Wolfpack resin set, I moved on to step '2'.... Well, because of excess plastic from the mold ejectors... it looks like there will be some obvious 'plastic surgery' and sanding to correct the removal process... these two parts are of the airflow intake right up to the fan blades.. they should be smooth on both sides, but here you can see the defects...

I was hoping for an easy build w/o issues..

BTW, Eric... Nice work on the 'Tomcat'...
Nito74
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ARMORAMA
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 10:27 PM UTC
Not much done since last time..



Still need to work on the air intake.