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MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, April 02, 2011 - 06:31 AM UTC
Cancun?! Figures. Well, it's a nice day here today and you're missing it, so there!

Anyway, to avoid being labled as making no progress; here's the work on the Eduard Mirage so far:




It actually looks worse in person than in the pictures. I really think the fuselage was warped from top to bottom, thus the wing root and fuselage seams are all pretty bad. I haven't put the intake housings on yet because a.) I'm afraid they're going to fit badly too and 2.) I'm seriously thinking of changing this to a camo scheme rather than bare metal due to the amount of seam clean-up I'm going to have to do. In that case, the shock cones will need to be repainted white.

Sigh. Maybe this isn't actual progress after all.

Mike
Keeperofsouls2099
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Posted: Saturday, April 02, 2011 - 01:00 PM UTC
Sorry to hear about the problems keep at it!
Guess i should finally post some progress its been what like 2 years
Day 1 of paint.I painted the bottom part of the fuselage insignia white and let dry for a few days.......

Day 2 of paint.I masked and painted the top of the fuselage FS16440 and let dry for a few days.......Today I masked and sprayed the flat black......Next up the yellow and Alclad II.....i like the way its coming out

More soon peace,love and chicken grease
vertigo
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Posted: Monday, April 04, 2011 - 04:50 AM UTC
I have an update on the Viking; I've finished the cockpit. The kit only comes with the front cockpit and not the rear but it doesn't matter because the rear cockpit wouldn't be seen anyway.







I'm also happy to report that I've received spare decals from Michael Satin, so a big thank you to him.

Here they are:

Tailor
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Posted: Wednesday, April 06, 2011 - 03:06 AM UTC
Gentlemen,
I hope it's not to late to be able to finish my campaign entry in time. I'll try my best to finish an 32nd scale Trumpeter F-8 Crusader.
It took quite a while for the idea to mature, but this one has been sitting on my shelf ever since the kit was released, so it's about time I get started. With a bit of luck I'll manage.
For my skill and experience I have - as usual - too much stuff collected, but I just can't resist temptation. So I got myself a Fisher Nose conversion set and Zotz Decals for VF-84 & VF-111. I tend to go with the shark-mouth-markings, but that's not fully decided yet.
So here it goes:







Naturally I have collected way too much reference, which ultimately will slow me down, but hey, what's life without its challenges ?




Cheers,
Guido
Lawnguylander
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Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 10:10 AM UTC
OK, I have been making some progress, but have been lax in posting- Here is an update- changed my mind about the markings, now it will be an FG.1 with the nosegear extended.... Some kind souls sent me the Wildharee markings, so it will wear the "Omega" markings from 1977. Here are some pics-


Keeperofsouls2099
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Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 04:22 PM UTC
Completion








Thanks for the great campaign!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Red4
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Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 01:28 AM UTC
Nicely done Justin. Make sure to post a pic or two in the gallery. Cangrats on finishing. "Q"
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 02:44 AM UTC
Stunning work!
Its a nice change to see such a clean finish too.
Tailor
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Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 08:36 AM UTC
Beautiful work!
Cheers,
Guido
warreni
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Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 08:48 AM UTC
Well done Justin.


Quoted Text

Stunning work!
Its a nice change to see such a clean finish too.



I agree Stephen. Looks like it just came out of the paint shop after a big servicing. That is how any person in charge of an aircraft likes their plane to look. And fundly enough pilots like them that way as well.
mykroft
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Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 09:25 AM UTC
I've been stuck for a while on the Banshee, just could get myself going and was concentrating on other builds. But I finally got off my duff today and laid some paint on the Banshee, the MSG portion of the RCN 2-tone.


Hobbycraft RCN Banshee 1/72 by mawz_models, on Flickr

Masking and laying the aluminum leading edges is next, then it's the EDSG, the black and last of all the steel of the exhausts and cannon.
Keeperofsouls2099
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Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 01:51 PM UTC
Thanks guys! I appreciate your kind words
csch
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Posted: Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 07:59 AM UTC
Hi all:

HereŽs my entry. ESCI 1/48 F4 Phantom II
It will represent a F 4J from VFMA 232.
The build will be OOB except the resin seats. IŽm using the wheels, underwing external fuel tanks and internal Pylons from a Monogram kit because they doesnŽt come with the kit.
Here are the pics of the box , the decals IŽll use and some pics of the progress in the building.
















More pics on the way
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flyboy92187
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Posted: Monday, April 18, 2011 - 07:02 AM UTC
So, I am building the 1/72 hasegawa F-15C. Here are the links to some pics in progress, I did the cockpit up, and have the wings filled, just need to get rid of the excess after work. However, I do have one problem with the kit; the nose is deformed, as can be seen by the pictures. As I am somewhat new to the scratch building and or fixing of existing pieces, I am hoping to use some extra knowlege gained from here to fix this. So, either A.) find a whole new piece, or B.) fix it. I was thinking using puddy and sanding? I would assume if this isnt the best way, someone on here could possibly point me in the right direction. I am usually accustomed to building kits strait from the box, and rarely modify them, but I dont want to waste this kit. So tips, tricks, and general fix it advice would be greatly appreciated.












Red4
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Posted: Monday, April 18, 2011 - 12:24 PM UTC
Hi Michael. Nice progress on your eagle. Shame about the nose, but it shouldn't be too hard to fix. I would suggest puttying in the low areas and once dry, block sand the shape of the nose back to where it needs to be. It might take a couple of applications of putty to get the right amount of coverage, but it looks doable. Hope this helps. "Q"
flyboy92187
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Posted: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 06:07 AM UTC
Well, I hit it with some putty, twice to be exact... Lets just say my cats learned some new words ... I am not sure if it was a molding issue or what, but I have never seen a piece that is flexable when it is meant to be solid. I let the putty sit over night, and it was dry, however the piece itself is not solid? When I hold it to sand, the nose itself bends. I am almost ready to eat the loss, as the kit was a whopping 15$ off amazon, and thinking of hitting a local hobby store friday and just getting a completely different kit. I put some more putty on it and will let it dry all day while I am here at work. While hurrying up and waiting I parafilmed the canopy. So, that is the high point of this kit.



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Red4
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Posted: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 09:01 AM UTC
If it keeps flexing, try filling the inside with two part epoxy putty such as Aves, Milliput or the like. That should firm it up. Hope this helps. "Q"
flyboy92187
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Posted: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 09:53 AM UTC
And that good sir is why I signed up for this site... I would have not thought of that had you not suggested it. I will give that a crack, otherwise, worst case scenerio I have been eyeballing some F-16 kits, or maybe a mig.
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 10:53 AM UTC
Thats strange I've never heard of styrene parts going soft before. Was it on the same sprue as the other parts or was it seperate from the rest of the kit? I'd consider contacting Hasegawa directly it might have been caused by a flaw, if your lucky they might even send a few freebies your way.
I know dragon have been including some odd soft vinyl type stuff in their armour kits but not any other manufacturer.
flyboy92187
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Posted: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 11:12 AM UTC
Ya, it was attatched to the sprue. It was pliable like when you do the stretch sprue trick, and has been pliable since I opened the box. I finally succumbed and just ordered another kit for this campaign. But I will contact Hasegawa. At first I thought maybe my cats being the terrorists that they are knocked something in the box, but that was not the case. I just need to find a method of contacting them.
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 11:38 AM UTC
Try this page on the hasegawa website
http://www.hasegawausa.com/contact.html

Lets hope your next project goes well.
flyboy92187
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Posted: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 11:44 AM UTC
Thank you kindly, I sent them an email, here is hoping they get back to me! If they do, then I will have 2 eagle kits on the bench. If they don't, then I will be switching the aircraft for this build to an F-15E. It is a late cold war bird, but it counts!
flyboy92187
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Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 04:39 AM UTC
Holy Smokes! Hasegawa got back to me rather quickly. A much better experiance than I had from Academy with the completely missing piece in my Osprey kit a while back. I emailed them last night, and they got back to me right away this morning. So, seeing as to how their distributor is in Illinois, and I am in Wisconsin, I should have the piece pretty quickly! Which means double the F-15 goodness! Major props to Hasegawa!!!
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 05:23 AM UTC
Michael,
thats good that they got back to you so quick. What have they promised a new part or complete kit?

A quick update on my SU-7.
Assembly of the main components is now largely done. The large stand slot on the fuselage has been plugged and sanded smooth and the wings are now on. Just a little light sanding around the wing root is all thats needed. Just need to attach a couple of little things to the fuselage, add the pilot and seat and finally mask and attach the canopy and then its on to priming. I'm leaving off the tailplanes till last, they're all moving and I might fit them in a slightly drooped position. I'm still surprised at how big this aircraft is. I always expected it to be about the same size as a Mig-21 but its about as long as a Phantom!


I've yet to decide on the final finish. From what I've been able to find the EAF had at least three very different cammo schemes on their SU-7's at around the time of the Yom Kippur War and they all make an eye catching model. Following the 6-Day War in which most of their airforce was destroyed on the ground the EAF started a crash course in cammo schemes, using any paint they could find and in variations of patterns. I'm not sure which were 'official' but they continued to be used well into the 80's.
Do I go for this:
http://wp.scn.ru/en/ww3/a/271/6/0/4
this:
http://wp.scn.ru/en/ww3/a/271/6/0/1
or this:
http://wp.scn.ru/en/ww3/a/271/6/0/5