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OFFICIAL: Jolly Rogers Campaign
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2018 - 11:05 AM UTC
Welcome to the Jolly Rogers Campaign! This campaign is about some of the most famous U.S. Navy fighter squadrons, those who carried the skull and crossbones of the Jolly Rogers.

If you want to see the rules and sign up, go here. Post campaign related discussion and in-progress photos in this thread. Pics of finished models should be posted in the campaign gallery.

Looking forward to some great jolly builds. Arrrrr!

Michael
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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2018 - 12:35 PM UTC
And, as advertised, this is going to be my contribution:





It'll be pretty much out of the box except I will probably use those True Details seats I had laying around. Looking forward to getting this one on the bench!

Michael
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Posted: Monday, September 03, 2018 - 12:15 PM UTC



"Jolly Rogers".........

I am really looking to get started on this campaign build...
There are still a few 'after market' items coming in the mail that will be included to this build: "RESIN-RESIN-RESIN"
But as of right now I will just upload box art and contents of kit.

PasiAhopelto
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Posted: Friday, September 07, 2018 - 04:49 AM UTC
I'll build few decades older jet:

LilBob
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Posted: Friday, September 07, 2018 - 07:12 AM UTC
I would like to join with an OTAKI F4U-1 in VF-17 colors (as soon as I can find some decals).


md72
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Posted: Friday, September 07, 2018 - 07:35 AM UTC
Scrap, Missed the kickoff. My plan remains to build the Hasegawa F9F-8 Cougar in GSB for this campaign.
Tobar
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Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2018 - 04:21 AM UTC
What I purchased as aftermarket accessories is a 'bit' much... but in reviewing what I have here, most of the 'resin' will be used and some PE as well... All the Ordnance will be included.
NOW with everything in hand it's time to start assembly:


goodn8
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Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2018 - 06:42 AM UTC
WOW, Thomas!
That's a big bunch of A/M parts. Each single piece would have been more expensive than my whole F4U-kit I'd like to come with.

I'm as well quite jealous about your great looking kits, Michael, Thomas and Pasi.

And Robert, the Otaki kit should be fun like my Heller-bird.

Th mas
LilBob
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Posted: Sunday, September 09, 2018 - 03:58 PM UTC
Thomas, I would like to see your progress on that Heller bird.
Pasi, that is a sweet looking F4 kit.
Thomas C, I see more than a little bunch of after market stuff.
Michael, how big is that F-14?
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Monday, September 10, 2018 - 02:07 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Michael, how big is that F-14?



The box says the wingspan (swept fully forward) is 408mm, or about 16 inches. Big enough!

Looks like we're off to a good start. Looking forward to seeing everyone's progress.

Michael
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Posted: Monday, September 10, 2018 - 01:19 PM UTC
Hello All

Quote From the Campaign board:
"Thomas C, I see more than a little bunch of after market stuff."
((((( Then a LITTLE-MORE shouldn't be that bad.... )))))

Well,.... today I received the last shipment of PE/Resin for the build. I promise...... not more 'RESIN'.......





.................Now time to cut, clean, glue, paint.............



.....JUST A QUICK OVERVIEW OF ALL AFTERMARKET PRODUCTS.....




(((( REMEMBER: If the wife asks???....."..how much did all this costs..I'm saying,...about the price of a cheap purse!!" ))))
LilBob
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Posted: Monday, September 10, 2018 - 02:50 PM UTC
Thomas C, I was not complaining. I should have been more specific, your ambitious project will have me glued to the computer to watch your progress and maybe I will learn some new techniques at the same time.

I say ROCK ON Thomas C.
archaicguy70
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Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 01:05 AM UTC
Ok I will join in. This will be my first campaign that I have participated in. I have to find me a model to order.
I think I will do an F-4. Now to pick one to buy
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 02:40 AM UTC

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Ok I will join in. This will be my first campaign that I have participated in. I have to find me a model to order.
I think I will do an F-4. Now to pick one to buy



What scale are you looking at, Jeff?

Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 02:53 AM UTC
1/48 is my preferred scale
Removed by original poster on 09/12/18 - 12:09:37 (GMT).
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 12:12 AM UTC

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1/48 is my preferred scale



Academy and Zoukei-Mura both make quite nice F-4Js in 1/48. The original (2014) issue of the Academy F-4J has very nice looking VF-84 decals in the box. I reviewed it here. There's a review of the Z-M kit here.

Hope this helps!

Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 03:28 AM UTC
Michael, nice review on the Academy F4. The kit looks like it has many parts.

I mainly use Tamiya acrylic paints, but have since the colors are not always true to what I am building I need to mix them some times.

I found this site (REPLIKATOR) for an easy conversion of the WWII US NAVAL AIRCRAFT.

Insignia White has always been a mystery to me, but with Replikator's mixing chart I now seem to have what looks like tri colors.
archaicguy70
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 04:42 AM UTC
Thanks for the link to the review... I went ahead and ordered one up! Question though... Will a resin cockpit set be a worthy replacement and would one for a Hasegawa fit well?
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 01:49 AM UTC

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Thanks for the link to the review... I went ahead and ordered one up! Question though... Will a resin cockpit set be a worthy replacement and would one for a Hasegawa fit well?



A resin cockpit will almost certainly be an upgrade, whether you want to go that far is really up to you. I can't tell you if a set designed for the Hasegawa kit will fit the Academy kit (if that's what you ordered), but if you don't already have one Aires makes a cockpit specifically for Academy. Sprue Brothers has it here.

Michael
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Posted: Friday, September 14, 2018 - 12:58 PM UTC
Jeff:

"Will a resin cockpit set be a worthy replacement and would one for a Hasegawa fit well?"


FYI:
Aires is an excellent resin aftermarket for a kit upgrade. But just a word on cutting off the molding resin from usable part. From my experience, resin dust is dirty and can be toxic in amounts. I recommend using a well ventilated area to collect the dust.. (Paint booth for instance)..
I actually made a mini-table connected to a vacuum to collect the dust. Nothing fancy just a shower drain, A right size PVS tube and a rubber seal with a smaller PVC tube to fit into the vacuum nozzle. I also cut a 'clear hood' from acrylic to draw more suction where I'm cutting. (I like cheap and effective)
I have some images:

This is my down draft table:




This is how it is used, vacuum attached,'On' and Dremel to cut resin: This is after I cleaned one wheel bay with most all duct removed:



After cutting all of these parts, the only resin dust was really the course stuff on the vacuum hose. (easy cleanup). The cutting tool shown, were the one I used:::




Hope this helps and Happy Modeling!!!!!!!!!
archaicguy70
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Posted: Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 09:59 AM UTC
That is a great downdraft setup Thomas..... Thank you for the idea.

Thank you Michael for the tips and leads. I wound up getting the Eduard cockpit set and a decal set for another plane I was wanting from Sprue Brothers.

I May decide to add wheels and exhaust cans but this will work for now. The kit btw was sold as new/unopened but that was not the case. When I got it I found that the shrinkwrap was removed and after inspection I found that the decals and clear sprue was missing... UGH.

Untitled by Jeff, on Flickr
LilBob
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Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 - 11:54 AM UTC
Jeff, love the vacum system that you have assembled.


Looks like a lot of nice kits entered.


I have some very little progress with the wing. From what I have read, the wheel wells were painted the same as the bottom on the airplane.

archaicguy70
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Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 02:02 AM UTC
Hey Bob,
looking good, can't wait to see more!
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Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 07:03 PM UTC
First time doing a campaign, need the motivation to chip away at the kit stash. 1/72 Hasegawa F9F Cougar w/ photo-etch from VF-61. Haven't decided on gull gray or gloss sea blue scheme yet.