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OFFICIAL: Big Bad Bombers Campaign
Berwickboy
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England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
Joined: April 27, 2013
KitMaker: 449 posts
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Posted: Friday, October 10, 2014 - 06:13 AM UTC
The base is a Black Polystyrene Pizza pack cut in half and glued to a Balsa backing. The 'Clouds' are Cotton Wool pulled into small pieces and rattle can sprayed, I used Grey car primer and Citadel Chaos Black from another can. It is glued to the base using PVA Wood Glue. The Vulcan is mounted on 2 cut-down 4mm knitting needles pushed through the back and inserted into the outer tailpipes. The Blue Steel is on a plastic rod inserted into one of the lower fin holes, one of the reasons for this is that Cyber-Hobby provide a folded fin with lugs but the unfolded version does not have them The rod just pushes into the base and 'rests' on the clouds. This is actually the second Blue Steel' as for some strange reason (possibly of a purring furry variety) it has flown away.

To do:-
1 Paint the needles to match the clouds
2 Add further colour to the clouds, Jeff, I was thinking of coloured highlights of the Red/Orange variety but I may dab using a stencil brush
3 Final Satin Varnish coat on the Blue Steel

I do not mind if anyone copies/uses/plagiarises my idea, after all, this is an open forum
SHAKY962
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Joined: May 21, 2012
KitMaker: 732 posts
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Posted: Friday, October 10, 2014 - 07:37 PM UTC
Here my entre, an F-111A Giant Voice from Hasegawa

Berwickboy
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England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
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KitMaker: 449 posts
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Posted: Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 11:32 AM UTC
I have, to (mis(quote the words of that Oklahoma resident Will Parker 'Gurn about as fur as I can go'

This is my Cyber Hobby 1/200 Avro Vulcan B2 launching a Blue Steel, whether it is practice or an act of aggression I'll leave that for you to decide.

The kit was modified by removing the low level radar protrusion and filling the refuelling probe hole on the nose, the rest of the kit is as is.









The photos aren't brilliant but what the heck. Enjoy
IronOwl
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Georgia, United States
Joined: January 07, 2013
KitMaker: 572 posts
AeroScale: 130 posts
Posted: Monday, October 13, 2014 - 08:00 AM UTC
Hello all I have enlisted and shall attempt my first build in 1/144 scale its a Minicraft B24J should have the Kit pic and starting Shot tomorrow when I start building.

Sascha(Ironowl)
amegan
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England - North East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 21, 2008
KitMaker: 996 posts
AeroScale: 915 posts
Posted: Monday, October 13, 2014 - 11:13 AM UTC
Sorry folks, I'm going to have to withdraw from this one, family problems mean my modelling is at a stop, I was looking forward to the O-400 as well. I don't think I'll be back to any regular modelling till the new year at least.
IronOwl
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Georgia, United States
Joined: January 07, 2013
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Posted: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 09:52 AM UTC
Hello Here is my start pic actual construction is on hold until Thursday or Monday



Sascha(Ironowl)
North4003
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Alabama, United States
Joined: August 01, 2012
KitMaker: 960 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 01:01 PM UTC

Quoted Text

I have, to (mis(quote the words of that Oklahoma resident Will Parker 'Gurn about as fur as I can go'

This is my Cyber Hobby 1/200 Avro Vulcan B2 launching a Blue Steel, whether it is practice or an act of aggression I'll leave that for you to decide.

The kit was modified by removing the low level radar protrusion and filling the refuelling probe hole on the nose, the rest of the kit is as is.
Mike, very good job building the Vulcan.








The photos aren't brilliant but what the heck. Enjoy

Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
KitMaker: 4,996 posts
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Posted: Friday, October 17, 2014 - 01:41 PM UTC
Mike, I love what you have done with your Vulcan.

I have a couple of questions re: the lower surface on Bomber Command a/c.

1. was the black under surface gloss, semi gloss, or just flat?

2. HP Hampden, were the landing gear bays chromate or the same color as the lower surface of the wing?

3. HP Hampden, were the landing gear itself left natural or painted the same as the lower surface?

Bob
shorty53
#330
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: July 15, 2011
KitMaker: 175 posts
AeroScale: 103 posts
Posted: Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 09:14 PM UTC
Some undercoat on the JU-88.

Berwickboy
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England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 09:06 AM UTC

Quoted Text

I have a couple of questions re: the lower surface on Bomber Command a/c.

1. was the black under surface gloss, semi gloss, or just flat?

2. HP Hampden, were the landing gear bays chromate or the same color as the lower surface of the wing?

3. HP Hampden, were the landing gear itself left natural or painted the same as the lower surface?

Bob

Thanks for your comment on the Vulcan. In answer to your questions. In my humble opinion the Black underside would be matt, the early 'Night' was easily worn away with use and the formula changed later to a more resilient paint. I suspect the wheel wells would be natural metal but I may be wrong on that score. The landing gear would be left unpainted. Hope this helps
IronOwl
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Georgia, United States
Joined: January 07, 2013
KitMaker: 572 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 05:26 AM UTC
wow this thing is small 1/144 scale B24J detail seems good enough have started the 1st step a pic or two to follow shortly

Sascha(Ironowl)
iflytb20
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Kerala, India / भारत
Joined: August 25, 2009
KitMaker: 286 posts
AeroScale: 190 posts
Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 11:23 AM UTC
Been a while since I posted here. Was away from the bench for almost 2 months due to work and family issues. So enough talking and time to start posting


PE work commences
Like i said in the beginning, this is THE most ambitious project for me till date. The entire cockpit has been rebuilt using PE. Before this I used to use colored self adhesive PEs.



Some of the parts are really small and i had to battle the carpet monster almost every hour.





Cockpit completed

My mix of cockpit grey does not match the one from the PE set, but once the canopy is in place the difference hopefully wont be that easy to spot.



I also modified the oleos to give a loaded appearance to the aircraft.

Hope to finish rest of the construction during the weekend. Stay tuned for more.
eMan
#298
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Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
Joined: August 08, 2002
KitMaker: 1,158 posts
AeroScale: 340 posts
Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 02:18 PM UTC
This is my entry for the campaign, Trumpeter 1/72 Tu-16K-26 Badger G.

BoiseBlade
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Idaho, United States
Joined: February 28, 2014
KitMaker: 342 posts
AeroScale: 250 posts
Posted: Friday, October 24, 2014 - 10:37 AM UTC
I am finished with my 1/72 Italaerei BR.20M Cicogna. This AC is from the 1a Squadron 11 Gruppo, 13 Stormo. I used a mix of decals from box and sky models. There was some pre-shading done though you can not tell on upper surfaces. The post shading was with Burnt umber and then finally I used some pastels or varying colors.
BTW- I did not see a Campaign gallery to put 2 images....am I blind?

raypalmer
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: March 29, 2010
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Posted: Friday, October 24, 2014 - 12:04 PM UTC
Jeff that's spectacular.
Jessie_C
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British Columbia, Canada
Joined: September 03, 2009
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Posted: Friday, October 24, 2014 - 12:55 PM UTC

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BTW- I did not see a Campaign gallery to put 2 images....am I blind?



The gallery lives here
SHAKY962
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Joined: May 21, 2012
KitMaker: 732 posts
AeroScale: 287 posts
Posted: Friday, October 24, 2014 - 05:01 PM UTC
@Jeff,
The Cigogna is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Congratulations

Here a little update in my work







shorty53
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: July 15, 2011
KitMaker: 175 posts
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Posted: Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 11:28 PM UTC
I have painted RLM65 to the lower surfaces of th JU-88.

Nito74
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Lisboa, Portugal
Joined: March 04, 2008
KitMaker: 5,383 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 04:01 AM UTC
I won't make it in time, I have a ton of plastic on my bench, I guess my Tu-16 will be going to some Shelf-Hangar Queen Campaigns in the future...
b17-peter
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Hessen, Germany
Joined: January 09, 2013
KitMaker: 646 posts
AeroScale: 574 posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 09:40 AM UTC
Hi everybody,
here is my rather late entry into this great campaign, the Revell/Monogram Boeing B-17G in 1:48.
Got it from good friends as a wedding gift in 2005(!), so it's about time to put it together! Watch out for this big bird, Marian & Iveta!


I only hope I can finish in time
Cheers
Peter
SHAKY962
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Joined: May 21, 2012
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Posted: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 06:36 AM UTC
A little update





IronOwl
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Georgia, United States
Joined: January 07, 2013
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Posted: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 11:21 AM UTC
Hello all my B24J is on the production line heres the first update pic main fuselage and 1 wing cleaned and glued

Sascha(Ironowl)

this kit is a 1/144 scale minicraft kit my 1st one to build in that scale and I must say that I am very happy so far with all aspects of this build.
SHAKY962
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted: Saturday, November 01, 2014 - 09:54 AM UTC
A little advance..... ready to paint!!!!

shorty53
#330
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: July 15, 2011
KitMaker: 175 posts
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Posted: Saturday, November 01, 2014 - 09:05 PM UTC
Masked the under side of the JU-88 and applied first camo colour, RLM71. Started to mask for RLM70 but have run out of time this weekend. Getting this thing done by end of month is going to be close!

Dragon164
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British Columbia, Canada
Joined: February 20, 2012
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Posted: Sunday, November 02, 2014 - 12:18 PM UTC
I am going to have to un-enlist from this campaign, the way I was doing the panel lines is taking a lot of work. I have a better way but fixing what is done already is taking a long time.

Cheers Rob.