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OFFICAL: RAF 100 Campaign
wrenchy
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Saskatchewan, Canada
Joined: April 23, 2006
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Posted: Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 07:13 PM GMT+7
Ill be building Tamiyas Spitfire Vb


bomber14
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: February 02, 2015
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Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 12:29 AM GMT+7

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My starting photo:




why would they mold that in black??? i seen one of these kits at mosquitocon this weekend for $8. i was going to go back and buy it later but couldn't remember which vendor it was at.

joe


don't know what happened to my start photo. i guess facebook is not a reliable media to use. i am building a BOB hurricane. i will try to post another photo soon.
anyway due to a combination of life and an electrical issue that knocked out the power to my bench area, i was delayed but managed to start last night by flashlight power. i still have no power to use my compressor/ AB and spray booth so i am limited right now.
joe

update: i stand corrected. my start up photo is on the third page. i missed it.
TacFireGuru
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Colorado, United States
Joined: December 25, 2004
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Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 10:07 AM GMT+7
Underside has main color on it. Top surface is now primed. I'm really debating about putting invasion stripes on it.

Looking forward to doing the camo on the upper/side surfaces.

Lots of Honey-Doo work lately, along with my real job at HD. Bench has been beckoning to me but I've not been able to answer. Yet.

Mike
TacFireGuru
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Sunday, May 06, 2018 - 09:28 AM GMT+7
Bob,

I bought the stand from Hobby.dn.ua. The direct link is here.

I can't recall the total cost, but it was quite reasonable.

Mike
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
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Posted: Saturday, May 05, 2018 - 02:30 PM GMT+7
Mike, I am liking your Spitfire progress. Where did you get the stand/cradle? I may want to obtain one.

Bob
TacFireGuru
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Saturday, May 05, 2018 - 02:19 PM GMT+7
Nothing much done as I've been working on my Flak Drasine and Mack Cruise-Liner.

I did manage to get the "holding frame" built.



It's made of thin 1/4"(?) ply that's been laser cut. The base parts fit together pretty good. The uprights had holes cut too small for two of the parts to fit so I had to sand them a bit to get them together. Seems useful - at least for keeping an unbuilt plane off the bench.

Mike
Littorio
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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: September 15, 2004
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Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2018 - 11:27 AM GMT+7
Coming along Mike, I'm watching from the side line as apart from being able to stick bits together at two shows I'm attending this month, my work schedule will not see me get to the bench. I have got to wait until June before I can get any paint down.

Projects building up and time running down
TacFireGuru
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2018 - 10:34 AM GMT+7
Wing work and filling.



Mike
TacFireGuru
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 - 04:35 AM GMT+7
Wing work.



I like the "chopped" look to the wing tips.

Mike
TacFireGuru
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Monday, April 30, 2018 - 02:52 PM GMT+7
Fuselage together and beginning of the wings.



Empty engine bay.

Mike
c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Joined: February 01, 2006
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Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 08:25 PM GMT+7
Hi Mike I've built the kit and from memory leaving the rocker covers off allows you to put the top cover on at least it did for my build.
But the majority of the engine is there for exhausts props etc.

I'd heard that the cowls didn't fit around the motor so I'd built the motor without rocker covers since I wasn't going to do a diorama.
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 08:54 AM GMT+7
Mike, Sorry for the Gremlins in that kit.

Bob
TacFireGuru
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 05:52 AM GMT+7
I started to put the fuselage halves together - just the small strip forward of the cockpit and behind the engine. I did it this way so the halves would be together to accept the engine and then cockpit but still allow some wiggle room to fit things.

All was going well as I put the engine and bulkhead in. Then I figured I see how the top cover for the engine fit. Ha! Friggin' thing won't fit over the engine. I really don't believe I misplaced any parts. So...an engineless Spit. I can get the necessary parts in there to support the propeller and exhausts and keep the shape correct, so give ICM some engineering credit (maybe about 14%?).

Yeah, I'm pretty torqued about it. It almost crash landed in the roundfile. So...seek a different Spitfire Mk. IX than this one.

Oh well, work continues.

Mike
Shrimpman
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Dublin, Ireland
Joined: August 14, 2016
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Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 05:25 AM GMT+7

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here is my entry: Decided i wanted to do a BOB hurricane ace so i found a techmond sheet at a show/contest last week and will do Witold Urbanowicz's hurricane (middle aircraft on the decal sheet shown below) i believe the leading polish hurricane ace.
looking forward to getting started but have to first remodel/upgrade my work area to make it more user friendly and organized



I built exactly the same one for Airfix IV campaign I will follow your build with interest.
Shrimpman
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Dublin, Ireland
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Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 01:00 AM GMT+7
That's fine, I still have other British planes in the stash: Mosquito, Spitfire and Hawker Tempest. I won't be signing up yet, I need to finish the Lancaster for the Bomber campaign first.
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 03:08 PM GMT+7

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I guess Fleet Air Arm bird would not qualify for the campaign? I'm tempted to try my Gloster Gladiator.



Sorry, no. RAF only.

Michael
c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 12:38 PM GMT+7
Hmmmm curly one that ..... Sea Gladiators flew out of Malta under RAF (I believe) control with volunteers at the controls christened Faith Hope and Charity they were the only fighters to fight against the initial Regia Aeronautica onslaught you may be able to find decals for them.

Check out this link
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 10:57 AM GMT+7
Mike, nice job on the engine also.

Still waiting fro my Fokker TV kit.

Bob
TacFireGuru
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 10:39 AM GMT+7
Interior mostly done on my Mk. IX.



Mike
md72
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 08:50 AM GMT+7
I'm guessing you're correct. Fortunately for me my Buccaneer is an SB2 or whatever and it has RAF markings...
Shrimpman
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Dublin, Ireland
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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 08:06 AM GMT+7
I guess Fleet Air Arm bird would not qualify for the campaign? I'm tempted to try my Gloster Gladiator.
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 05:21 PM GMT+7
Luciano, nice job you will have your own air force.

Bob
Littorio
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 05:07 PM GMT+7
Ok heres where Im at:

Five x Hawker Hunters, consisting of 1 x F.Mk.6A, 1 x FGA Mk.9, 2 x FR.Mk.10 and 1 x T7 trainer. No bang seats installed yet as Im trying to find my little stash of 1/144 pilots to put in them as they will all be on a flying base once complete.


Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 12:27 PM GMT+7
Love that ugly airplane, I wondered how it would perform in combat.

Richard, cannot wait to see her finished.

Bob
tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 12:11 PM GMT+7
Some work done on:-