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OFFICIAL: The Big Three Campaign
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 01:00 PM UTC
Welcome to The Big Three Campaign! This campaign is all about the big three WWII fighters (at least as far as model companies are concerned), the Spitfire, Bf109, and P-51 in all their variants. The campaign will run from 1 November, 2019 through 1 June, 2020.

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 models of those Western fighters that made the headlines in WWII!

Michael
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Posted: Friday, November 01, 2019 - 08:19 AM UTC
Its finally here. Now I can open those bags.

Bob
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Posted: Friday, November 01, 2019 - 08:21 AM UTC
Bags o' what, Bob ?

Anyone got any good ideas for a ribbon?

Michael
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Posted: Friday, November 01, 2019 - 08:31 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Bags o' what, Bob ?

Anyone got any good ideas for a ribbon?

Michael



the bags that the trees are sealed in.

Here is my opening photo:
BlackWidow
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Posted: Friday, November 01, 2019 - 09:02 AM UTC
Have just signed in as I have loads of Spits (15) and One-O-Nines (23) in my stash. Even some Stangs (7). Should find something suitable. Last week I bought an Aeromaster decal set of foreign 109's, among them a R.O.A. bird. Hmm, very tempting ....

Torsten
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Posted: Friday, November 01, 2019 - 12:10 PM UTC
...and away we go!! Doubling my pleasure!!



PasiAhopelto
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Posted: Friday, November 01, 2019 - 11:29 PM UTC
Here's my entry:

PeeJay74
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Posted: Saturday, November 02, 2019 - 01:20 AM UTC
Eduard 1:48 Bf 109G-2

Oh what the heck, I nearly have my Wildcat and Corsair finished up. I may as well line up another project or two. I have been wanting to build a 109 for a while now, so I'm in with Eduard's G-2 Trop.


McRunty
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Posted: Monday, November 04, 2019 - 09:05 AM UTC
Ill give this one a crack. Just to decide which plane to do. Have variants of all 3 in the stash.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, November 04, 2019 - 10:05 AM UTC
I did a marathon last night on the P51, but the instrument panel (clear) was interesting. Per directions I placed the decal on the rear of the panel then painted the front black and using a fine brush painted in between the dials black.



TB3-008
McRunty
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Posted: Tuesday, November 05, 2019 - 04:31 AM UTC
This is my entry. The fairly rare (it seems) Airfix Spitfire MkVA, done in the markings of a very obscure pilot. A gent by the name Douglas Bader. Anyone ever hear of him?

I have some Eduard Photo etch to spruce up the cockpit since its very basic.

And here is the kit.

Bigrip74
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Posted: Wednesday, November 06, 2019 - 10:43 AM UTC
I may need to change my build to another kit. I mated the wing to the fuselage and noticed that the rear at the fin is warped.




md72
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Posted: Wednesday, November 06, 2019 - 10:48 AM UTC
Just call it an Anti-Torque field mod. Good luck on however you go after this one. I think I got my Red Tails Mustang out of the stash, but I cant get past the honey dos.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Wednesday, November 06, 2019 - 01:06 PM UTC
I tried to see what could be done with some hot steam. Not gonna work, so I put the P-51a into the parts bin and pulled out a Special Hobby Spitfire Mk.Vc

Bigrip74
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Posted: Friday, November 08, 2019 - 06:54 PM UTC
Well! the Special Hobby Spitfire did not cooperate so it went into the trash.



My son gave the hot water trick another try and was able to fix the fin on the P-51.

Bob
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Posted: Saturday, November 09, 2019 - 03:16 AM UTC
Wow, that was a quick giving up, Bob! That's bad to hear. What went wrong? I know Special Hobby is not Tamiya but every kit has its little challenges. And SH is not cheap either.

Anyway, when the time has come (have just signed in the MiG Campaign), this will be my entry. And yes, I want to build the Utti Air Racer, shown on the box ....
Bigrip74
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Posted: Saturday, November 09, 2019 - 08:31 AM UTC
Hello, Torsten. Re: the SH kit nothing matched up ie: wings to fuselage, and other stuff.

I still have the P-51 to work on and if needs be. A Bf109, I cannot wait to see your build take shape.

Bob
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Posted: Monday, November 11, 2019 - 11:24 AM UTC
I will stay with the P-51 now that the rudder/fin has been straightened.

added the stab and finished up the cockpit.