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OFFICIAL: Bombers 2 Campaign
PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Friday, September 14, 2018 - 05:55 PM UTC
Weathering done, I may make some of the bare metal areas narrower though:



And the Dornier and Heinkel above look really good.
Shrimpman
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Dublin, Ireland
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Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 06:07 AM UTC
I complimented the Dornier and somehow did not noticed that beautiful Heinkel few posts above! Fantastic job on this one, very attractive model. Congratulations, Raj.
MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 01:53 AM UTC
Very nice work on the Dornier and Heinkel!

I had planned to build the HK B-17F for this one but the more I look at it the more I think I might want to collect some aftermarket stuff for it. It will clearly be the centerpiece of any collection and deserves some extra love. So I'm leaning towards switching to an Accurate Miniatures B-25B. I already did Doolittle's plane back when it first came out so I'm thinking Ruptured Duck this time. We'll see what happens as I clear out my current works in process.

Michael
BlackWidow
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Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 07:50 AM UTC
Raj, congrats on finishing your He 111. Looks great, you can be proud of it!

Oliver, same to you! From a friend I heard, that the Do 17 is no easy kit, so your result does the original justice. Very well done!

Torsten
rochaped
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 01:25 AM UTC
Very good models, both the Heinkel and the Dornier. Congratulations gentlemen!
Shrimpman
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Dublin, Ireland
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Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 10:01 AM UTC
That Dornier looks amazing! Congratulations, Oliver!
Antilles
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2018 - 11:10 AM UTC
Raj: The Heinkel looks great. I am looking forward to see Your weathering process.

It took a while, but now my Dornier is finished.







I took my hangar display for my Do-335 to make some more vivid pictures of the Dornier but, its too big .





Hope You enjoy the pictures.

Oliver
iflytb20
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Kerala, India / भारत
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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2018 - 04:17 AM UTC
UPDATE
Finally got some time on the bench. Managed to get this build going again.


RLM 71 went on first..


...which was masked for...


...for RLM70


The underside got the RLM65 treatment along with the theater markings.


decals are done and she's on her feet


Unmasked and ready for the fiddly bits.




And she's done. Will be away for the next two weeks or so. Will do the weathering once I'm back.

Thanks for looking
PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Monday, August 27, 2018 - 05:32 AM UTC
Just a quick update:



The decals had lost flexibility and yellow leading edge decals broke when bent. It doesn't really matter, because I'm anyway planning weather the surface heavily. I believe japanese bombers were delivered to units unpainted, and paint applied on field conditions probably explains why the camouflage often flaked off.
WombatWal
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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 12:08 PM UTC
Progress shots of my Mosquito.



WombatWal
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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Posted: Monday, August 13, 2018 - 05:48 PM UTC
Kit Tamiya De Havilland Mosquito B Mk. IV
Start Date 11 August 2018




Buckeye198
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Ohio, United States
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Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 12:08 PM UTC

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A touch late to the party, but that's okay by me I have an OV-10 kit that I just got from an IPMS chapter auction. Do you all think it counts as a "purpose-built bomber"? It has two engines and two crew, and was designed to wear many hats including that of ground-attack. Does that count for this campaign? Looking forward to the ruling!



I'm afraid I don't think that counts as a purpose built bomber, Robby. Do you have something else?

Michael



Ah that's a shame...nope, I don't have much else in the way of bombers. If the Bronco wouldn't make it, then nothing else in my stash would either. Thanks for the input though!
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 11:24 AM UTC

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A touch late to the party, but that's okay by me I have an OV-10 kit that I just got from an IPMS chapter auction. Do you all think it counts as a "purpose-built bomber"? It has two engines and two crew, and was designed to wear many hats including that of ground-attack. Does that count for this campaign? Looking forward to the ruling!



I'm afraid I don't think that counts as a purpose built bomber, Robby. Do you have something else?

Michael
Buckeye198
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Ohio, United States
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Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 10:38 AM UTC
A touch late to the party, but that's okay by me I have an OV-10 kit that I just got from an IPMS chapter auction. Do you all think it counts as a "purpose-built bomber"? It has two engines and two crew, and was designed to wear many hats including that of ground-attack. Does that count for this campaign? Looking forward to the ruling!
rochaped
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 07:11 AM UTC
Time for a kick start on my build, Dragon's Junkers 188 A, first released somewhere in the late nineties I think, cause that was when I bought it.

Having built their 88 kit previously (it shares around 70% of the mould) I know what to expect from it... Sink marks everywhere, some mismatched panel lines, not so good fit of parts, but no dimension or shape faults. Basically I like it!




I started by painting the inside of the cockpit, and since its a very large greenhouse, all that I can get inside I will, being PE, resin or scratch.







Some PE is already painted but not yet fitted, like the back rest to replace the kit part seat



I anticipate some long hours to get all glued up, painted and weathered before closing the fuselage around the cockpit.

Cheers,
Pedro
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Wednesday, August 08, 2018 - 01:43 AM UTC

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But now I have too many photos in my gallery. How can I delete them? There seems to be no option to delete photos ....

Torsten



Torsten,

This is a bit tricky, but there is an option. When you bring a particular photo in your gallery up to view, you'll see a line of icons under the heading "Additional Info" below your picture. The middle icon looks like a pencil superimposed on an image, and if you hover your cursor over it it says "Edit Photo". Click on that icon and you're given several options including, at the bottom of the list, "If you want to delete this image completely, check this box." Then there's a box with the statement "Careful - once it's gone, it's gone". Check that box then hit the "submit changes" button and there ya go. It's easier than I've made it sound.

Hope this helps!

Michael
BlackWidow
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Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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Posted: Monday, August 06, 2018 - 08:23 AM UTC
After my return from summer holidays in Sweden I have taken some photos of my PZL 37 and posted 2 of them in the gallery.

Had big problems to upload because at first it said "Server too busy ...." and at my second attempt it said "this type of photo is not allowed ...." Okay, it was this evil jpeg stuff I gave it one last chance and suddenly it worked .... But now I have too many photos in my gallery. How can I delete them? There seems to be no option to delete photos ....

Torsten
Antilles
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Posted: Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 12:34 AM UTC
Thomas, Don and Pedro: Thank You for Your nice comments. I tried to tone down the black color, but it ended up in a little mess, due to my clumsy fingers .
Thomas, sharp eye. Yes, there was a fingerprint on the belly. Thank You very much, it has been eliminated!)
So I repainted, washed and faded the area. This time I put on some diluted Black Smoke from Tamiya by airbrush and worked out the shades with pastels. This is more close to the pictures I have found in the literature.




Oliver
Serlone
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Utrecht, Netherlands
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Posted: Friday, July 27, 2018 - 01:35 AM UTC

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Oliver, I am using Valoms art in their instructions as a guide and they show the dark brown on the entire under surface. So with out any real research I am at the mercy of VALOM.



Hi Bob, bit late with thsi reply, but hadn't seen this earlier.
Yes, dutch military aircraft at this period with this camouflage scheme had a darkbrown underside

info

which you can clearly see in most period photo's aswell on this photo of a replica fokker g-1 which is in the dutch national army museum (photo is from a few years ago when it still was in the airforce museum)

fokker g-1
rochaped
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 08:54 PM UTC
Oliver,
Your Dornier is fantastic, the overall weathering looks very good and realistic. I really don’t think the exhaust stain is overdone, but adding some brown and grey can balance the darkness to a less conspicuous shade if that’s what your looking for.
Personally I never use pigments to simulate exhaust stains simply because I don’t have the hand to do it, unlike you. I prefer diluted paint in the old airbrush
Lakota
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New Mexico, United States
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Posted: Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 01:26 PM UTC
Oliver,
I have to agree with Thomas. It looks good as is. The brown pigment idea should work but I wouldn't worry about it very much. Your model is one good looking airplane. Wish I had your skill.
Take care,

Don "Lakota"
goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
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Posted: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 12:34 AM UTC

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...So the application of the black pigments is now much too strong in my taste . Probably, I will have to give the surface some more chipping to increase the level of weathering to the smoke trails.

Have You any ideas, how to decrease the smoke trails without repainting the areas?

Oliver



Very nice work and paint, Oliver!
And great builds on the run everybody.

For me the bottom and top side of the Do looks very much o.k. and the smoke appears not overdone. Maybe you like to tone it down with some brownish pigment if you can't remove the stains - but I would leave it.
BTW, ist that a fingerprint at the after bottom fuselage benaeth the "E"?

Enjoy your buildings, Th mas
Antilles
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Posted: Monday, July 23, 2018 - 09:36 PM UTC
Hi everybody.
There is lots of nice progress in this campaign.

Thorsten: Congrats to Your PZL. Really Nice work. I like it a lot.

Shrimpman: Congrats for You too! Very nice finish of Your Lancaster.

Put some color onto my Dornier and some weathering, like post shading and pigments. But, then I applied some pigments for the engine smoke. Normally, the pigments I use can be easily removed if the result is not pleasing. This time, I used MiG´s Black Smoke and it bite into the surface. So the application of the black pigments is now much too strong in my taste . Probably, I will have to give the surface some more chipping to increase the level of weathering to the smoke trails.



Have You any ideas, how to decrease the smoke trails without repainting the areas?

Oliver
BoiseBlade
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Idaho, United States
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Posted: Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 03:59 PM UTC
Ok, I decided to join in after taking some time off for family things.........

Here is my entry. An Italian light Bomber. Ca.311
Not sure how much extra I will do on it, I just know I want to build it.

With the green house front it sure lends itself to some extra details though....



tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 12:22 PM UTC
Here is my build update:-