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Now Enlisting: Vac and Resin Campaign
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2014 - 03:49 PM UTC
No! Please! How do I make them stop! Help me!!!!!

2002hummer
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2014 - 05:17 PM UTC
Not starting until 2015 I hope I remember that i enlisted in this campaign. I hope there will be reminders to all of us who have enlisted in the campaign. Good side of the late start time is that my modeling skills will have improved quite a bit so I should be able to turn out a good model, even in a diorama setting of some sort.
JClapp
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Posted: Tuesday, January 07, 2014 - 05:45 AM UTC
if you use the "latest posts" feature, you will see this thread light up when the time comes.
JClapp
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Posted: Thursday, January 09, 2014 - 07:23 AM UTC
I have a proposal for a ribbon for this campaign



the yellow represents the resin, the white the most common vac form styene, the green the filler putty.

the #11 Exacto blade, the chief weapon.
Jessie_C
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Posted: Thursday, January 09, 2014 - 08:28 AM UTC
I quite like that. Call for votes?
2002hummer
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Posted: Thursday, January 09, 2014 - 08:58 AM UTC
I like it.Count my vote for it.
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Posted: Thursday, January 09, 2014 - 09:47 AM UTC
Ribbon has my vote!
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Friday, January 10, 2014 - 01:50 PM UTC
Looks good to me!

Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 05:53 PM UTC
Hi

I have never looked at a vac or resin kit. Can anyone suggest a 1/48 kit that would good to practice with before the campaign?
Jessie_C
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 08:36 PM UTC
I would suggest something simple for your first vac kit. Bill Koster's kits are excellent, and include everything you'll need to finish a great model. (That site doesn't carry them anymore, but it'll give you an idea what's available. Contact Bill directly for ordering details: wkoster22(at)att.net.

Many of his kits are conversions for the popular Monogram bombers, which can get you started working with vac and resin parts while still building (much of) a familiar injection-moulded kit.

Getting a little more complicated, the Wings 48 line of kits is good, but you typically only get vac parts so you ought to have a decent spares bin.

One of the absolute best vac brands was Dynavector. Taro-san moved back to Japan several years ago and stopped producing the kits, but you may find them second-hand at swap meets or on evil-bay.

For full resin kits, I like Planet Models. They've got an amazing selection of "Luft '46" kits, plus some really esoteric real aircraft. Here's what you can do with one of their kits.
2002hummer
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Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 07:42 PM UTC
Jessie, I just realized that my Welsh Models Resin Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan is 1:144 scale. After viewing the rules I see the scales range is 1:200 to 1:16 scale. I guess I will have to drop out.
Jessie_C
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Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 07:45 PM UTC
Not at all. 1/144 falls between 1/200 and 1/16 so it's completely eligible.
2002hummer
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Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 07:49 PM UTC
DUH Must of had a Homer moment
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Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 11:02 PM UTC
Hi there,

Just enlisted. Will try to build my first vacuform ever!
Have a Hi-Kit Arado 96 in the pile for so long I completly forgot where and when I bought it...
Looking at the box contents the surface detail is quite good but the resin parts not so good. Will be chalenging for sure, though I'll need some advice as to best cut the parts out of the sheet.

Cheers
Pedro
JClapp
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Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 01:55 AM UTC
Hi Pedro, there was a Vacuform campaign here a few years ago.
Exactly how to cut out the parts is explained very well there. I learned how to do it from reading this campaign thread.

This ma vacuform C-47


I also have a build blog of a vacuform C-130, which might be helpful. I have never finished painting that model. august 2012, last time I saw it. Talk about a Hanger Queen. Might have to open that box again soon.

see you soon!
rochaped
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Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 05:35 AM UTC
Jonathan: really appreciate your warm welcome and links to all that Vacuform info, thanks!

Looking at the last campaign thread I get the felling many modellers had the same "Vac Scare" that I've been suffering for years now, but it was surprising to read many saying that they would be doing another vacuform kit for sure, so it really can't be that hard... (did i really said that ?!)

Cheers
Pedro
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Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 06:43 AM UTC
Hello:

The at less I've almost a Year to take a decision...!



Will see...

Diego
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 11:33 AM UTC
Assuming I stick with this one, here's what I'm planning:

 photo 2014-02-19_07-58-47_447_zps563d131a.jpg

I'd be doing an aircraft from the Israeli AF aerobatic team from a while ago:

 photo israeli-team-tzukit-12_zps7b43c784.jpg

We'll see!

BTW, don't forget to upload that ribbon. It's got my vote!

Michael
JClapp
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Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 11:51 AM UTC
vac and resin = unusual and interesting
Merlin
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Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 08:16 PM UTC
Hi there

Count me in. I missed the previous vacuform campaign, so I'll definitely dig one of the Stash this time.

All the best

Rowan
JClapp
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Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 11:42 AM UTC
I have so many projects on the board now.
this DC-7


the Welsh DC-7 kit looks excellent.

The SAS F-DCAL decal is surplus, any one here just shout if you want it, otherwise it will be on ebay in about a week.
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Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 11:51 AM UTC
Watch out for an "interesting" fit at the wing roots. The supplemental parts which fit to the fuselage sides really benefit from epoxy putty. What I ought to have done with mine was to pack wet putty inside them before I glued them in place. I didn't, and then had to try and cram in in the various cracks afterwards.

I started a build log for mine long ago and far away. I really ought to blow the dust off it...
JClapp
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Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 12:02 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Watch out for an "interesting" fit at the wing roots. The supplemental parts which fit to the fuselage sides really benefit from epoxy putty. What I ought to have done with mine was to pack wet putty inside them before I glued them in place. I didn't, and then had to try and cram in in the various cracks afterwards.

I started a build log for mine long ago and far away. I really ought to blow the dust off it...



yeh the instructions are mind blowing. I'll study your work carefully.
The DC-4 wing to fuselage is no picnic either, I had to do some engineering to make that kit work and its far from finished.


The DC-3 was a milk run in comparison to either of these.

People think the challenge of vac is the cutting out, but it aint - that's the fun part, once you figure it out.
Making an airplane out of the parts you wind up with - that may require ingenuity as well as artistry.

edit to add: I wish I had a set of Aeroclub metal props, but it looks like those are now "rare", so I expect to be rubbing out the vac ones, and whittling the spinners from sprue.

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Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 12:20 PM UTC
Have you tried contacting Welsh Models directly? It looks as though Densil has a supply of props laid in.
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