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MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 3,028 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, August 01, 2018 - 12:36 PM UTC
Well, guess it's time to call this one. Congrats to all who finished and, to those who didn't, there's always Hangar Queen 8!

Ribbons have been awarded so let me know if you didn't get one and think you should have. See you around the workbench!

Michael
b17-peter
#392
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Hessen, Germany
Joined: January 09, 2013
KitMaker: 404 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 11:36 PM UTC
@Franck @Lap Man @John @Iain @Jan - Excellent work of you, very nice and interesting models
@ Eric - sorry to hear about your difficulties, otherwise it looked already very good and it should work out into an excellent model in the end!
eMan
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Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
Joined: August 08, 2002
KitMaker: 944 posts
AeroScale: 255 posts
Posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:09 PM UTC
SNECMA C.450 Coleoptere finished.



Pave-Hawk
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: May 05, 2006
KitMaker: 785 posts
AeroScale: 171 posts
Posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 05:39 PM UTC
Eric, those photos don't do justice to the horror you describe

But seriously, we are often our own harshest critics, especially when things don't go to plan, and despite all that it looks a decent job from this end.
stoney
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British Columbia, Canada
Joined: October 16, 2006
KitMaker: 434 posts
AeroScale: 21 posts
Posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 04:07 PM UTC





So Im calling it, its not done, I honestly doubt if it ever will be, its been a headache verging on cursed kit for most of the build, broken airbrushes, garbage decals, many parts vanishing into thin air flying off non-positive location points, two steps forward and one step back, never really allowing me to get into the flow of it. I will not build another academy P-47, theres really no reason to, the engineering is bad, the detail is soft and with a tamiya kit looking me in the eye from the stash during this I just had to shake my head. I wanted to post shots of where I got to, I was happy with the NMF and the Makar masks while fiddly looked great when done, it was my first metal skinned bird and that part im happy with. Id say this thing is at 98% and perhaps ill have a second wind and track down the Aeromaster decals to replace the kit disasters.
Cheers to all of you, some great looking builds and cool subjects!
Eric.


stoney
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British Columbia, Canada
Joined: October 16, 2006
KitMaker: 434 posts
AeroScale: 21 posts
Posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 02:54 PM UTC
Guys those are all looking great, awesome job. John your P-47 looks terrific, I really like how you pulled it off, one day we'll have to do a side by side Jug build!
Im just sitting down at the bench for the last 5% of this Academy 47N and I think it should be good to go in an hours time, warts and all. Fingers crossed I can finally complete my first campaign!
EHAM0624
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Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Joined: January 27, 2014
KitMaker: 177 posts
AeroScale: 73 posts
Posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:10 AM UTC
i (again) sufferd from some lack of spirit to get my F-86D finished however after some friends of mine shared me some pictures of some 1/144 scale BF109 i thought that if i would do something easy i could get something done,..

So i got the the first thing i found, out of the stash 1/144 scale (received as a gift on an Eday)


and after no less than nothing you can start painting



And it's actual a real nice model, it only needed a bit off putty and a tiny bit of lead in the nose

And I only did a couple off straps on the seats to finish it off



I will add the final pictures in the galerie tomorrow



I certainly would recommend this model if you need something fast and very easy
john41492
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Malacca, Malaysia
Joined: July 20, 2015
KitMaker: 147 posts
AeroScale: 135 posts
Posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 02:25 AM UTC
Hi all,

Skittering across the line finally! Got it done, and it turned out ok. Not my best P-47, but my wife Rosie loves it. So mission accomplished!

While I couldn't find a photo of the actual aircraft I was able to find a shot of the other plane from the decal sheet, "Juicy Lucy", and have to say the dulling down of the metal looks fairly close.

Here's 1st Lt. Stuart Moak's P-47-30-RA of the 313 FS/50th FG in Gielbelstadt, Ober Wurzburg Germany circa April 1945.










I did manage to keep a journal on this one, and total time to build it came to 32.25 hours. I was conservative on my time, for example doing seam work while watching a movie counted as 90 mins, but really wasn't that much time. Still, a fun build, I recommend this kit to anyone!

I wish I was a bit more focused on this build, however, post treatment side effects are causing issues. I'm alive, and got to build another model, and share time with you all, and for that I'm grateful.

Thanks for a great campaign!!

John
goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
Joined: October 12, 2008
KitMaker: 558 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 02:11 AM UTC
Welcome!

Glad you like it.

Th mas
MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Monday, July 30, 2018 - 11:54 PM UTC
Looks like "Glare" is the winner (thanks Thomas!), I'll add it now.

Home stretch here! Midnight GMT tomorrow, 1 August is the deadline, so about a day and a half to go.

Michael
Pave-Hawk
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: May 05, 2006
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Posted: Monday, July 30, 2018 - 09:26 PM UTC
Finished this one a while ago but didn't get around to taking pictures till yesterday. There's quite a jump from my last status pictures due to the fact that the computer holding all my images died.






Have also uploaded to the gallery.
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
Joined: September 22, 2016
KitMaker: 110 posts
AeroScale: 92 posts
Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 07:42 PM UTC
Same here !

GLARE logo is very cool
b17-peter
#392
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Hessen, Germany
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Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 07:39 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Thomas has a couple of interesting ribbon proposals. Anyone have a preference? Any other ideas?

Only a couple of days left!

Michael



My vote goes to "GLARE", too
md72
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Washington, United States
Joined: November 05, 2005
KitMaker: 4,003 posts
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Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 05:09 PM UTC
So close.... A couple of fiddly bits then into the paint shop for the primer.


But no way to finish by Tuesday. Sorry guys.
john41492
#442
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Malacca, Malaysia
Joined: July 20, 2015
KitMaker: 147 posts
AeroScale: 135 posts
Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 02:47 AM UTC
Michael, I vote for the one that says "Glare". Just my two cents worth.

I got the bird painted! I'm using Alclad's polished aluminum and aluminum. I've not tried their aluminum before, and really prefer their airframe aluminum.

Painting all the small stuff went smooth, and looks pretty good. The airframe on the other hand gave me a pebbled finish. Not sure if it was due to wind or what, but it seems there's a lot of firsts in my new location that didn't happen where I was. I'm thinking environmental, so more experimentation.

I wound up smoothing things out as best I could using a cotton tee shirt rag. Then I hit a few panels with duraluminum, and a little polished. I'm also noticing a spotty coverage. Not my most satisfying paint job. However, the wife thinks it looks like a metal plane, and since it's going to her, I'll leave it.



Next came the decaling. I opted to use the kit decals as I've not tried them before, except for an insignia in a pinch, for the insignia and the lower stencils. I used Superscale # 48-589 P-47D Thunderbolt wingmen 313FS/50th FG, for the uppers and nose art.



The decals performed well from Tamiya, a bit thick, but a coat of future and they should blend right in. The Superscale decals were great, the markings were questionable. Such as the gun numbers being wrong, so I used the Tamiya ones.

Despite my poor effort on this, it is a very nice kit. Next a little touch up, some minor weathering, and then the little parts and she's done.

Enjoy!
John
MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 01:16 AM UTC
Thomas has a couple of interesting ribbon proposals. Anyone have a preference? Any other ideas?

Only a couple of days left!

Michael
eMan
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Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
Joined: August 08, 2002
KitMaker: 944 posts
AeroScale: 255 posts
Posted: Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 11:19 PM UTC
Progress update, ready to painting.



RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
Joined: September 22, 2016
KitMaker: 110 posts
AeroScale: 92 posts
Posted: Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 07:31 AM UTC
Finished !

MD450-12

MD450-11

MD450-10
goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
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Posted: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 11:47 AM UTC
Guys,
you're really doing great jobs here!

Maybe once I try a serious NMF, but for now just let me help you out with a ribbon suggest. Had right now the mood for something creative.






or maybe...






Th mas
MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 05:33 AM UTC

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Michael,

What about silver with some panel lines and rivets in black?

I will be happy to help but I don't even know the format.

Carlos



Michael, what is the size in pixels the badge must have?



The ribbon has to be 20 x 50 pixels and in .gif format. When I make one I generally do it as 200 x 500 first, then resize. Easier to work with.

Michael
md72
#439
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Washington, United States
Joined: November 05, 2005
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Posted: Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 03:19 AM UTC

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This campaign is nearly over


Ouch, I'm not nearly over this campaign.


Guess it's time to start begging for more time.
Szmann
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Netherlands Antilles
Joined: September 02, 2014
KitMaker: 836 posts
AeroScale: 243 posts
Posted: Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 02:26 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Michael,

What about silver with some panel lines and rivets in black?

I will be happy to help but I don't even know the format.

Carlos



Michael, what is the size in pixels the badge must have?
Torpon
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Spain / España
Joined: February 28, 2012
KitMaker: 49 posts
AeroScale: 48 posts
Posted: Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 02:11 AM UTC
Michael,

What about silver with some panel lines and rivets in black?

I will be happy to help but I don't even know the format.

Carlos
MichaelSatin
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 3,028 posts
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Posted: Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 12:48 AM UTC
This campaign is nearly over and still doesn't have a ribbon. Anyone have any ideas?

Michael
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
Joined: September 22, 2016
KitMaker: 110 posts
AeroScale: 92 posts
Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 08:00 AM UTC
Some update! i've opted for a full aluminium finish with a magnificent sharkmouth. After a layer of alclad II, a lot of drying time and an hour of decalling, my israeli shark see the finish line:











Tonight, the plan was to sprayed the matt varnish, but due to the very warm weather i will spray it sunday or monday, it depends of my motivation. Sometimes, software engineer can be stressful, especially during the holiday.