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c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Thursday, December 06, 2018 - 05:31 PM UTC
Gentlemen what can I say but "outstanding work" you've all produced some excellent MTO examples to be proud of. I on the other hand while not saying very much have been watching and keeping up with progress while working on my contribution a Tomahawk IIb of Aussie ace Clive Caldwell, I did consider doing a shark mouth one but hey everybody does those! So here it is all in one post from beginning to end with some information about build progress as I go.

IMG_2116 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_2117 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

Detail is certainly adequate but not extensive but a major plus is that the decals are by Cartograf! (Bonus!)

IMG_2118 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

Cockpit is kinda bare and those 50 cal breech blocks are aneamic! So I added some extra details to the cockpit.

IMG_2127 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_2129 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

I removed the breech blocks and made replacements from evergreen stock and manufactured charging handles. Really quite simply made but they looked the part and were nicely scale thin.

IMG_2132 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

Much better!

IMG_2133 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

The chin was a known problem on this kit so to bypass that I simply shimmed the part with thin plastic strip and sanded to shape wich worked a treat.

IMG_2126 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

Nothing to fill just a little sanding to shape.

IMG_2134 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_2135 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

Next up it was detail painting after adding a couple of rudder channels to the floor boards. Not certain if these were actually in the cockpit or not but it added interest to the floor that was otherwise barren. The rest of the construction was straight forward the only places needing filler were on the wing roots underneath by the radiator chin. It was simply a case of painting everything and weathering then assembly which went rather easily.

IMG_2138 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_2141 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_2144 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_2150 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_2151 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

And there you have it one P-40 all done. While it wasn't a detail delight it went together really well and with Cartograf decals the usual decal problems didn't occur and it looks the part when complete! Now time to put pics in the gallery!



RadekZ
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Warszawa, Poland
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Posted: Tuesday, December 04, 2018 - 09:06 AM UTC

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Very nice work on your kits, guys!

Congrats to all finished ones; pretty well done on the 110, Radek and the Macchi is a real cutie, Brian.



Thank you, Thomas. Good luck with P-47, it looks fantastic!
goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
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Posted: Tuesday, December 04, 2018 - 08:32 AM UTC

Very nice work on your kits, guys!

Congrats to all finished ones; pretty well done on the 110, Radek and the Macchi is a real cutie, Brian.


The extension is very much welcome and I moved on. Getting close to bring her on the landing gear though have to add some other minor bits.







Th mas
RadekZ
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Posted: Saturday, December 01, 2018 - 10:12 PM UTC

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Such a pretty airplane Radek. The mottled pattern on the fuselage is especially well done.



Thanks, Brian. I was a little bit affraid of that, because it was my first attempt and without any practice, so kind to my likings do it or bust .
By the way your MC.200 looks superb.

Cheers,
Radek
bomber14
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Saturday, December 01, 2018 - 06:05 PM UTC
and here am i just getting started.this was taken a couple of days ago. i have since started the build. it will be of franz stiglers white 12 afrika corp. going to give it a try to finish by the deadline. been sick for a month or so then finished up my raf 100 campaign first and couldn't get started till now. plus i will be away for 5 days too. going to be a challenge.


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and here is where i'm at now. this is an overtree kit so no decals or pe included. i scratched together the harness and decals from my spares.


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MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, December 01, 2018 - 04:14 AM UTC
Great work everyone! Really nice finishes. The gallery is really filling up now!

Michael
b17-peter
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Hessen, Germany
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Posted: Saturday, December 01, 2018 - 01:01 AM UTC
@Oliver - congrats to your Steyr, dio looks especially good!
@eMan, nice finish on Re.2001
@Iain - Cool Messerschmitt!
@Brian - The Macchi looks splendid
Good luck for the still ongoing builds
btwosan
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California, United States
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Posted: Friday, November 30, 2018 - 07:14 PM UTC
Finished MC.200 from 373a Squadriglia, 153 Gruppo autonomo -Africa 1941. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out given how crude the original model was. Adding the scratchbuilt details was pretty fun but took most of the time. The incorrect spinner cover and fuselage white band that is too thick still bother me, but on to the next project!




btwosan
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California, United States
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Posted: Friday, November 30, 2018 - 07:10 PM UTC
Such a pretty airplane Radek. The mottled pattern on the fuselage is especially well done.
Pave-Hawk
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Friday, November 30, 2018 - 03:57 PM UTC
My Bf-109 is completed. No swastika decals for the tail were provided, and my spares from another kit are too big, so it's doing without.

It's a basic kit but not bad, with some engine and cockpit detail add-ons it could be a really nice kit.

Cockpit panel is just decals but doesn't look too bad.






RadekZ
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Warszawa, Poland
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Posted: Friday, November 30, 2018 - 06:10 AM UTC
@Oliver, Peter - Thank you guys.
@eMan, nice finish on Re.2001

Final update

Ok. So Bf100 is finished. 3U+LT from Sicily 1941. Of course many things could be done better, but ... next time

Now it's done. Here are the pics (sample ones uploaded into Campaign gallery):











And pic with bigger "brother"



It was a fun campaign and it was fun watching all your entries becoming great models.
Congrats to all who already finished and good luck for all of you who are yet to cross finish line.
Cheers,
Radek
eMan
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Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
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Posted: Friday, November 30, 2018 - 01:15 AM UTC
Reggiane Re.2001 night fighter finished.



Antilles
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 09:59 AM UTC
Radek and Brian:
I am very happy that You like the Steyr.

Radek: The Messerschmitt looks really cool. I like the subtle weathering.

Paul: Sorry for the problems with the M3. See You at the Easter Front campaign!

Oliver
b17-peter
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Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 08:19 AM UTC
@ Jacob
@ Mike

- like your Hurricanes, so realistic I can hear their Merlins running My congrats, mates!
b17-peter
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Hessen, Germany
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Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 08:14 AM UTC
Really nice Bf 110, Radek! Congrats
Hudson29
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California, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 01:26 PM UTC

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Looking good everyone, and good luck to the late starters!

I ran into a snag on the 1/32 Hurricane IID. Lost a formation light cover. I'm trying to fill it in with epoxy, but that takes time. We'll see.

I figure on starting our last WWII theater campaign (the Eastern Front) in February or March so we all have a break. What do you think?

Michael



I will want to be in on this, it sounds like fun!

My M3 Lee project ran into some trouble with my "mud daub" camo turning out like dried light drizzle on a dirty surface, not AT ALL what I had been hoping to achieve. I'm in the process of hiding the damage. These things got so dusty that it will not make much difference on the model. It seems there is always a lesson in humility building these things . . .
btwosan
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Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 06:08 PM UTC
Oliver, that Steyr looks great.
RadekZ
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Warszawa, Poland
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Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 10:42 AM UTC
Great progress guys,
Oliver, Steyr looks superb.

Update #3

I'm also ... almost there. Finished decals (skipped those small numbers that should be attached per each hull plate/section(?). They were too small to attach them properly.

Now also done basic weaathering - dry pastel based wash and later few oil and fuel leaks here and there.

Remaining stuff to do is to re-attach everything I accidentiallly tore off in process and seal with matt varnish as the plane looks too glossy to my liking.

Here are some pics:




Cheers,
Radek
Antilles
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Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 02:09 AM UTC
Nice progress everyone. A lot kits are closing in for the final. Keep them coming!

Brian, I am deeply impressed what You have made out of the old Revell kit. It should be out of the eighties, I think.

Finished my Steyr so far. Just added some wind shield and some wipers and a little dio.




Oliver
md72
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 07:15 PM UTC
Thanks for the extension!

It's starting to look a little like an airplane.
Condor 1/72 A-36
btwosan
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 05:44 PM UTC
Lots of progress over the Thanksgiving weekend.

Preshading the main colors.



Finished the green splotches.



Ready for decals. Used lots of decal leftovers from other kits to build this version from the Ali d'Italia book on the MC.200



Decals complete and ready for matte varnish and final touches.





RhinoSpit
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 09:25 AM UTC
some advance !



goodn8
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 03:40 AM UTC

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OK, I'll go you one better and go to 12/17, an auspicious aviation date. But that's it everyone, so get going!

Michael



My birthday too

Thanks a lot, Michael
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 03:37 AM UTC
OK, I'll go you one better and go to 12/17, an auspicious aviation date. But that's it everyone, so get going!

Michael
goodn8
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 03:10 AM UTC

Great Michael, thanks!

What about Dec. 16th as the final date to have 1 more Sunday?
... you cannot have too much time

Th mas