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eMan
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Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
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Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 07:26 PM UTC
Progress update.



Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 01:56 AM UTC
Michael, your A4 is looking good and thanks for the extension.

Bob
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 12:26 AM UTC
So I'm thinking of an extension until 15 July. How does everyone feel about that?

By the way, I forgot to post the pics of where I'm at:





Michael
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Hessen, Germany
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Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 07:14 PM UTC

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I'm about where Peter is (give or take) with my Hasegawa 1/48 A-4C. Decals and gloss/dull coats on, still have the pylons and bombs/tanks to hang and final details such as lights, landing gear, etc.

I don't know, all. I might not make it by July 1. Is it time to think about a small extension?

Michael



Probably I won't need an extension(fingers crossed...)for myself, but the more finished models in the gallery the better!
Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 04:50 PM UTC
I could use an extension.

Bob
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 12:21 PM UTC
I'm about where Peter is (give or take) with my Hasegawa 1/48 A-4C. Decals and gloss/dull coats on, still have the pylons and bombs/tanks to hang and final details such as lights, landing gear, etc.

I don't know, all. I might not make it by July 1. Is it time to think about a small extension?

Michael
b17-peter
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Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 07:51 AM UTC


Finished the decals this weekend, now some minor paint touch ups(must paint over the red strip on the fuselage...) and end control
Missiles and droptanks are still to be mounted, afterwards varnishing to take away the gloss
Cheers Peter
eMan
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Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 04:44 PM UTC
M163A1 progress update.



Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 08:01 AM UTC
I finally painted the bottom of the A-1 and will try like Mark to finish in time.





md72
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Posted: Friday, June 15, 2018 - 07:52 AM UTC
I'm hoping to get 2 built, one in Army markings and a second one in Naval markings. I was going to use ANA 613 Olive Drab instead of the FS version, to make it look more sun faded and then do the Navy one in FS for a fresher appearance to indicate that it might have been repainted when it was turned over. Not sure the ANA color really 'worked'.
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Friday, June 15, 2018 - 05:28 AM UTC
Nice job Pasi. Your A4 looks really good.

Mr.K, I like how your F5 is taking shape.

Mark, it does look like a Huey.

Bob
PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Friday, June 15, 2018 - 05:18 AM UTC
I could continue fixing faults in paint job and tone down weathering, but I think it's time to call this done:


I'm not entirely pleased with the result, but those high visibility markings

Two more photos are in gallery.

Thanks for the campaign.
Kanguroo
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Vietnam
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Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 11:46 PM UTC
Hi all,
I always mistake F-5A and NF-5A version when assembling on this kit. Now, ready to paint.




K.
md72
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Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 05:57 PM UTC
It's starting to look a little like a Huey.

RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
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Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 09:23 AM UTC
Chipping is complete

Ki43_III-5

Ki43_III-6

My photo source show a very worned plane.

To obtain this effect i've sprayed 2 layers of AK worn effect and after a couple hour of drying time i've sprayed along the structure lines a coat of Tamiya XF-62. After a short time, armed with a lot of brush of different size and a cup of distilled water, i've work on the chipping. I'm not totally satisfied but for a first try i've make a very nice worned plane.

(Sorry again for the dusty sensor. it's really difficult to found an professional technician able to remove the dust.)
McScheffer
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Niedersachsen, Germany
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Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 06:11 AM UTC
Carlos, a really awesome looking phantom. Good job on painting.

Regards
Chris
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 02:19 AM UTC
Carlos, nice job on your F4.

Bob
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MODELGEEK
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Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 12:58 AM UTC
well i'm in the home straight with the Bravo-6 figures, i hope to have them finished real soon now!

b17-peter
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Hessen, Germany
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Posted: Saturday, June 09, 2018 - 11:13 PM UTC
Congrats, Carlos! Like your F-4 very much
It looks definitely right and I'll try to finishing mine as good as yours
Torpon
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Spain / España
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Posted: Saturday, June 09, 2018 - 10:15 PM UTC
Great work everyone, good luck in the last few weeks!

I'm done. Model is full of mistakes (I'm afraid of looking too closely now) but I have learnt a lot and, hopefully, next model will be much better.

My personal highlight is that I have found an acrylic gloss coat that I like, Vallejo Metal color gloss varnish, but I only used on the ordnance. Next time.







See you in the next campaigns!

Carlos.
b17-peter
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Posted: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 - 07:59 PM UTC
@Carlos and Michael - Get going mates, your jets look phantastic already. I plan to start with decals on my F-4C next week
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
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Posted: Monday, June 04, 2018 - 03:08 AM UTC
Some advance on my french oscar:

landing gear:
Ki43_III-4

I've applied a layer of gloss black primer and after 48h of drying three thin layer of alclad aluminium:
Ki43_III-3

Ki43_III-2

Ki43_III-1

(sorry for the bad quality and the dusty lenses)
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Monday, June 04, 2018 - 03:00 AM UTC
Nice work on the home stretch everyone! Jacob, I think you can still make it.

I'm hoping I will get there as well. Here's where I got on the Hasegawa 1/48 A-4C this weekend. Ya gotta believe!





Michael
Torpon
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Spain / España
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Posted: Monday, June 04, 2018 - 02:12 AM UTC
@Pasi, A4 looks great!

@Peter, good luck with stencils, I have never seen as many stencils as in the F4.

@Jacob, excellent paint job! are you using oils or enamels for the panel wash?

I haven't done much last week but I managed to finish the landing gear.



Carlos
eMan
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Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
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Posted: Sunday, June 03, 2018 - 05:28 PM UTC
Progress update of my entry, Academy 1/35 M163A1 Vulcan.