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eMan
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Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
Joined: August 08, 2002
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Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 06:29 PM UTC
Thanks for the extension, here is my update, Westland Whirlwind ready to paint.




Sleepwalker71
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Singapore / 新加坡
Joined: August 30, 2012
KitMaker: 188 posts
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Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 05:19 PM UTC
Though I almost finished my Spitfire, "almost" makes sometimes a big difference. Thanks for an extension.
md72
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Washington, United States
Joined: November 05, 2005
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Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 06:26 AM UTC
Thanks Michael, I might just make it now.

Interior paint on the intakes, glue on one exhaust, some more filler and then it's ready for primer.
phantom_phanatic309
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United Kingdom
Joined: March 10, 2010
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Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 05:02 AM UTC

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One month extension to 1 May has been granted.

Let's get 'em done!

Michael



Thanks Michael that's a big help!

I got her ready for some paint but the can of Tamiya white primer was empty. Luckily I have a fantastic model shop on my way home from work, so I can get a couple of cans tomorrow.
MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
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Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 01:42 AM UTC
One month extension to 1 May has been granted.

Let's get 'em done!

Michael
phantom_phanatic309
#372
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 12:59 AM UTC
Richard, the Heyford is coming along nicely. I'm sure you'll be able to make any repairs. Great to see it being built, not one you see very often. And a reminder that I have one in the stash somewhere.

If we're still thinking of extending the campaign, I wouldn't say no to one. Real life has thrown a few spanners in the works the last couple of weeks so haven't been able to do much on the JP.
This afternoon I'm masking the canopy ready for some paint.

tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: February 04, 2008
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Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 08:18 AM UTC
Nice choice Michael!
Good luck!

Here is my update:-



Rigging of the wings complete.
Unfortunately while painting the wings with gloss the fuselage fell off my photo bench!!!!
Fixing broken parts and then rigging to tie on to the wings on final assemble!
Apart from the re-work I am enjoying this build which is all that really counts.
c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Joined: February 01, 2006
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Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 07:40 AM UTC
I certainly do I'm in the midst of a decaling frenzy LOL.
MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 06:58 AM UTC
Excellent work here in the home stretch!

It has become very obvious to me that the 1/32 Special Hobby Tempest is not going to get done in time, even if there's an extension. So, in an effort to get SOMETHING done, I'm switching up and scaling down:





I don't normally build in 1/72, but for a few of my favorite aircraft (of which the Hurri is definitely one), I plan to build several in the various scales as sort of a display piece. So, here we are. Let's see if I can pull this off. It's supposed to be an excellent kit, and the 48th scale one certainly was, so there's hope!

Meanwhile, I repeat a question I asked a while ago. As there's only about a week to go, are there calls for an extension?

Michael
Sleepwalker71
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Singapore / 新加坡
Joined: August 30, 2012
KitMaker: 188 posts
AeroScale: 22 posts
Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 12:56 AM UTC
Spitfire is painted, decals are on and clear coated - ready for weathering. IMHO it doesn't look so bad...
















Few parts are still missing - radio mast and exhausts.
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
Joined: September 22, 2016
KitMaker: 149 posts
AeroScale: 124 posts
Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019 - 12:43 AM UTC
Hello,

unfortunately I could't finish the campaign because we will move in 2 weeks.
tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: February 04, 2008
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Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019 - 09:46 AM UTC
Here is my build update:-



Primer up next.
md72
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 07:52 PM UTC
Sadly, even if China is the origin of most of our kits nowadays, finding them in country is difficult. I've spent more effort muleing over kits for a fellow modeler than the other way around.
c4willy
#305
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Joined: February 01, 2006
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Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 06:32 PM UTC
China???? LOL was your luggage full of plastic on your return? Hope your trip was eventfull and great to see you back with the plastic.
md72
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 03:01 AM UTC
Well, me... My progress was sidetracked for 2 weeks while I was in China.

MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 02:15 AM UTC
Very nice work Stefan and FirstSergeant.

Only two weeks left. Who needs an extension?

Michael
FirstSergeant
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Michigan, United States
Joined: January 02, 2012
KitMaker: 128 posts
AeroScale: 65 posts
Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 12:45 PM UTC
Greetings,
Here are the finished photos of my Mosquito.


Thank you for an interesting and fun campaign. Many great builds, enjoyed following.
Cheers,
Firstsergeant
Sleepwalker71
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Singapore / 新加坡
Joined: August 30, 2012
KitMaker: 188 posts
AeroScale: 22 posts
Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 12:18 AM UTC
Here it is!
First, tons of masking tape. Shapes transferred to Tamiya's tape from photocopied and cut-out camouflage pattern. About 1.5 hours of fun.


As the fuselage is not tape friendly in terms of copying a flat image to curved surfaces I decided to use blue tac. I'm not the greatest enthusiast of this but with careful application and extra masking, it's ok. I had to remember only to press the edges of the blue tack to match sharp camouflage lines at the wings. And then...


There are some touch ups required like the lead edge of the left wing and "something went wrong" spot ahead of the canopy. Nothing serious though. But tomorrow. Tonight I will finish my day with a nice glass of Glenfiddich (originally 18 yrs old, but now I think about 23).
Sleepwalker71
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Singapore / 新加坡
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Posted: Saturday, March 09, 2019 - 02:46 PM UTC
@ Chris. Yes, top will be standard Dark Green and Dark Earth. I think I'll use kit's decals, they're quite thin. Only thing I will trim off code letters as there's way too much of clear film.
Dangeroo
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Zurich, Switzerland
Joined: March 13, 2009
KitMaker: 2,058 posts
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Posted: Saturday, March 09, 2019 - 07:19 AM UTC
So I'm done with my two Spits. Had lots of fun.

One of my favorite parts of modeling is getting the masking off, so here goes:








And here are the finished pieces: A Spit Ia and a Spit 22, both 1/72 Airfix.








Thanks for a great campaign!

Cheers!
Stefan
c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Joined: February 01, 2006
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Posted: Saturday, March 09, 2019 - 07:16 AM UTC
Damian awesome result! Interesting camo job is the top camo still dark earth and dark green? Will you be using the kit decals ar using masks to paint the markings?
Sleepwalker71
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Singapore / 新加坡
Joined: August 30, 2012
KitMaker: 188 posts
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Posted: Thursday, March 07, 2019 - 05:12 PM UTC
I think that the choice of this camouflage scheme was a good idea. Paints used: Xtreme Metal Matte Aluminium, Gunze: Off White and 1:1 mixture Tire Black and Flat Black.
eMan
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Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
Joined: August 08, 2002
KitMaker: 1,016 posts
AeroScale: 279 posts
Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2019 - 08:58 PM UTC
This is my entry to the campaign, Classic Airframes 1/48 Westland Whirlwind.


Sleepwalker71
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Singapore / 新加坡
Joined: August 30, 2012
KitMaker: 188 posts
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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2019 - 01:06 AM UTC
A word of warning for those building this kit. I just primed the model (Surfacer 1500 with Levelling Thinner) and discovered this:


The same deformation is also on the other wing I guess it was a bit too much glue when fixing wing halves and then glueing in wingtip. I had no idea that it's there until primed. It is annoying but nothing that couldn't be fixed. Just some more work. It seems that Tamiya moulded very thin top of the wing in this area, bottom half is fine.
FirstSergeant
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Michigan, United States
Joined: January 02, 2012
KitMaker: 128 posts
AeroScale: 65 posts
Posted: Friday, March 01, 2019 - 08:59 AM UTC
Greetings,
I have more progress to report. Mosquito painted and camouflage applied. Markings in progress, more to follow.


Regards,
firstsergeant