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Panzer_Modeler
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New Mexico, United States
Joined: May 19, 2020
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Posted: Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 01:10 PM UTC
Panzer_Modeler
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New Mexico, United States
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Posted: Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 01:08 PM UTC
Here is is after 2 months of work
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
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Posted: Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 06:37 AM UTC

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This is only my second campaign and I was wondering if i could enter my A-36 apache ( It is pretty much a mustang.) But I will enter my Airfix 1/72 mustang!



I'm fine with an A-36, go for it!

Michael
Panzer_Modeler
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New Mexico, United States
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Posted: Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 04:55 AM UTC
Panzer_Modeler
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New Mexico, United States
Joined: May 19, 2020
KitMaker: 32 posts
AeroScale: 9 posts
Posted: Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 04:53 AM UTC
This is only my second campaign and I was wondering if i could enter my A-36 apache ( It is pretty much a mustang.) But I will enter my Airfix 1/72 mustang!
b17-peter
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Hessen, Germany
Joined: January 09, 2013
KitMaker: 630 posts
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Posted: Friday, May 29, 2020 - 08:19 PM UTC
Thanks, Rory and Bob!
@Bob - Good luck for the "Future"
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
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Posted: Friday, May 29, 2020 - 04:56 PM UTC
Peter, beautiful P-51. I always had trouble with the yellow leading edge. More so than the Dday stripes.

I have finally pulled out my airbrushes and settled on he Pascche to spray some Future my P-51A. I must admit that I do not remember if I had thinned it or just sprayed the Future from the bottle and at what air pressure.

Bob
McRunty
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Missouri, United States
Joined: April 06, 2016
KitMaker: 460 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 05:32 AM UTC

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As I said, I left the D-Day stripes alone, it would have been a little bit too much for this small fighter imho...maybe with another P-51? So this shows W/Cdr Skalski's ride before 6th of June '44.
I cut out three kill markings from the decal(21 kills), because Skalski shot at least two enemy planes down after D-Day.
Stay safe and well, mates!



Interesting version of the P-51 Peter. Good job!
b17-peter
#392
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Hessen, Germany
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Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 08:49 PM UTC
Decaling in progress

...and finished!

As I said, I left the D-Day stripes alone, it would have been a little bit too much for this small fighter imho...maybe with another P-51? So this shows W/Cdr Skalski's ride before 6th of June '44.
I cut out three kill markings from the decal(21 kills), because Skalski shot at least two enemy planes down after D-Day.
Stay safe and well, mates!
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
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Posted: Monday, May 25, 2020 - 09:47 AM UTC
Peter, thanks for the photos of your progress. Nice paint job, it has been raining here for (3) day so no painting due to the humidity.

Michael, I will enjoy your double build. I love the P-51B/C.


Bob
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 3,717 posts
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Posted: Monday, May 25, 2020 - 09:33 AM UTC
Well, I was feeling pretty good about the 1/32 Z-M P-51K, until I tried to put the engine panels on and then attach the tail. Sometimes too much detail is NOT a good think. Sigh. So, here at the last minute, I'm going to try something different. A dual build of 1/48 razorback Mustangs for this campaign and the Mighty Eighth Campaign. My chosen instruments:



For this campaign, I'll be doing the P-51C of Capt. Wendell Pruitt of the 302nd FS, 332 FG using the Tamiya kit. Back when I originally bought the kit, I picked up the Jaguar interior to fix the curved floor problem, so I'll be using that too:





We'll see how this goes!

Michael
b17-peter
#392
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Hessen, Germany
Joined: January 09, 2013
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Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2020 - 08:23 AM UTC
Good progress over the weekend with my Mustang...
b17-peter
#392
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Hessen, Germany
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Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 06:45 AM UTC
[quote]Peter, I like the box art. What is your opinion of the kit?
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Bob, here are a few photos, in my opinion it's a nice kit with some fine details.
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
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Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 09:06 AM UTC
Peter, I like the box art. What is your opinion of the kit?

Chaz, love the pattern on the 109.

The canopy mask arrived and it was easy and a lot faster then using tamiya tape.
b17-peter
#392
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Hessen, Germany
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Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 07:21 AM UTC
Well mates, as this campaign got a generous extension, I decided to do another one, here is my second entry:


I will build the plane of Stanislaw Skalski, Polish ace, but will probably leave out the D-Day stripes, because they disturb the clean impression of the plane a little. Well, maybe...
Stay safe
Peter
YankeeSteve
#511
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Michigan, United States
Joined: July 10, 2018
KitMaker: 34 posts
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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 01:54 PM UTC
Progress on this campaign continues..... Getting better with the pre-shading technique....Spitfire top/bottom:



The 109 G6 Wilde Sau has decals, fresh coat of gloss.....ready for assembly and weathering....

Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
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Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 01:18 PM UTC
Torsten, your Bf109 is beautiful as have been your other builds.

I had stalled on the P-51A since I could not find the landing light and one gun had broke off. Found the lens cover then messed up and had to use regular glue and sand it to shape. Used styrene rod for the gun, but still need to do a little surgery to make it look like the others.
BlackWidow
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European Union
Joined: August 09, 2009
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Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 06:45 AM UTC
Thanks for the compliment, Rory, and the correction. I knew, I have mixed up something ....
McRunty
#491
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Missouri, United States
Joined: April 06, 2016
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Posted: Friday, May 15, 2020 - 07:49 AM UTC

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Rory, wonderful Spit! Congrats on that build! But I think Bader flew a Mk. II not a Mk. V. But maybe I'm wrong ....

Well, MT-508 has also crossed the fin(n)ish line and will be added to the gallery soon. Showtime!



Torsten, your MT-508 is stunning. Congrats sir!

Douglas Bader had "opinions". When his unit transferred to the VB he opted to get a VA as he didn't trust/believe in the 20mm Hispanos and they didn't suit his tactic.

This comes from the wiki page on him.

"During 1941 his wing was re-equipped with Spitfire VBs, which had two Hispano 20 mm cannon and four .303 machine guns. Bader flew a Mk VA equipped with eight .303 machine guns, as he insisted that these guns were more effective against fighter opposition. His tactics required a close-in approach in which he felt the lower caliber weapons had a more devastating effect. At the time, RAF trials with wing-mounted cannons had also revealed a number of shortcomings that precluded a widespread acceptance of the armament"

Douglas Bader was a real character and is my favourite fighter pilot (closely followed by Franz Stigler and Robin Olds). I encourage anyone who doesn't know his story to look him up. This is a man who had no legs, was a 22 kill ace, escaped from POW camps a few times (always recaptured sadly) and ended up becoming good friends with Adolf Galland.
BlackWidow
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European Union
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Posted: Friday, May 15, 2020 - 06:41 AM UTC
Rory, wonderful Spit! Congrats on that build! But I think Bader flew a Mk. II not a Mk. V. But maybe I'm wrong ....

Franck, that paint scheme looks awesome! Those non-metallic P-51 are real lookers!

Well, MT-508 has also crossed the fin(n)ish line and will be added to the gallery soon. Showtime!

McRunty
#491
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Missouri, United States
Joined: April 06, 2016
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Posted: Friday, May 15, 2020 - 03:07 AM UTC

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Rory, I looked over your post sorry. The Spit is a looker.

Bob



Thanks for the kind words. I am not really an aircraft guy so I am glad it came out as well as it did
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Friday, May 15, 2020 - 02:39 AM UTC
Just in time Mike. I had talked myself into start using the Tamiya tape. Thanks for the link.

Bob
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
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Posted: Friday, May 15, 2020 - 01:16 AM UTC
Bob,

Ouch, sorry to hear that. Eduard does masks for this kit:

https://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/eduex068.htm

Michael
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 02:08 PM UTC
I tried to use some Tamiya tape to mask the Accurate Miniatures P-51A canopy, but cracked a rear piece. Tried to locate some masks for this kit with no luck.

Does anyone have knowledge where to obtain a set of masks for above canopy?

Bob
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 09:53 AM UTC
Franck, I like the camo colors and your IFF lines are nice and square.

Rory, I looked over your post sorry. The Spit is a looker.

Bob