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JClapp
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Posted: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 01:40 PM UTC
John, thats a fine looking metal finish. The Kangaroo is coming alive!

Torsten, your Spitfire painting is perfect as always. The prop spinner with the white line around it is very sharp looking.



Ive gotten my P3C Orions painted.





I realize I havent touched them since October of last year. Now they are painted - I know from experience the model master enamel will require at least a week to cure before I can begin the decals.

This campaign runs to the end of February, still six weeks to finish.

Dragon164
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Posted: Friday, January 16, 2015 - 06:15 PM UTC
I have made progress on mine I found that when I went to assemble the wings that the pylons would not line up so I had to extend the pivot to fix that. I then painted the inside and the engine fronts so I can glue the fuse together. I have however managed to lose the instrument panel and try as I might have not been able to find it. will continue with the rest and deal with that when I have to.

Cheers Rob.




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Posted: Friday, January 16, 2015 - 08:25 PM UTC

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I have however managed to lose the instrument panel and try as I might have not been able to find it.


I misplace parts on a regular basis, Rob. Patience is the key; the parts always seem to turn up without having to tear the room apart searching.

Interesting engineering on your model.
BlackWidow
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Posted: Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 05:00 PM UTC
Skippy is ready!




Spitfire Mk. VIII
No. 452 Sqn, RAAF
Sattler Airfield, Northern Territory
mid 1944

More and better photos soon in the gallery and in my Assembly Line Thread.

Happy modelling!
Torsten
JClapp
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Posted: Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 08:31 PM UTC
That's a beauty! the red and white wing leading edge adds just a dash of contrasting color. A very interesting historic model.

shorty53
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Posted: Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 04:43 PM UTC
Nice job on the Spitfire Torsten

Decals have been applied to the Kangaroo. I am very impressed with the decals supplied in the kit, they went on easy and conformed to the panel lines witout using any decal setter.

BlackWidow
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Posted: Monday, January 19, 2015 - 01:03 AM UTC
Thanks guys!
I've booked the photo studio - my kitchen table - for next weekend. Photos will follow then.

Torsten
Dragon164
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Posted: Monday, January 19, 2015 - 08:34 AM UTC
Getting the fuse assembled and I did find the instrument panel it fell into the box for Dodge Charger I am building.

Cheers Rob.

BoiseBlade
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Posted: Monday, January 19, 2015 - 10:46 PM UTC
Torsten,
That is a really nice looking Spit.....
Great Job!
BlackWidow
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Posted: Monday, January 26, 2015 - 01:32 AM UTC
Thanks for your comments on my Spit, guys!
I have added 2 better photos to the campaign gallery and a few more to my Assembly Line Thread over at the WW 2 forum.

Happy modelling!
Torsten
Dragon164
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Posted: Monday, January 26, 2015 - 11:45 AM UTC
Started painting the Instrument panel.

Cheers Rob.

tinbanger
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Posted: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 05:39 AM UTC
Three chopped parts back together again and filled, next up rescribe panel lines:-

BoiseBlade
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Posted: Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 02:11 AM UTC
OK, The last images I posted were a MONTH ago!
And the MB326 was just about done then.......
But then Life happens.....Why oh Why...
Anyway this past week I got back in my office (model room) and finished it off.

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Posted: Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 03:41 AM UTC
Beautiful work Jeff, looks great!

Cheers, D
JClapp
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Posted: Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 05:06 AM UTC
Jeff, that is stunning!
Dragon164
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Posted: Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 07:48 AM UTC
Yes Jeff! Very well done!

Cheers Rob.
shorty53
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Posted: Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 04:27 PM UTC
Jeff, nice job with the Fanta Scheme on the MB326.

The Kangaroo is done! For some reason the photos look a bit yellow, I will take some better ones for the Campaign Gallery.
I enjoyed this kit, its my first completed resin kit and the first kit Ive done in an all Alcald metal finish.





BoiseBlade
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Posted: Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 11:02 PM UTC
Thanks All for the nice comments, I appreciate them.
Looking forward to seeing all in the Gallery.
JClapp
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Posted: Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 11:06 PM UTC
John, that's a great result The Alclad looks super nice
and such and appealing subject. learning about both the kit and aircraft was very interesting.
BoiseBlade
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Posted: Monday, February 02, 2015 - 02:53 AM UTC
John,
Nicely done on the CA-15 Kangaroo
I have only tried Alclad once, and not successfully and I think looking at that I may have to take another go it.....
And that is WAY awesome for a full Resin Kit!



Still think it looks like a Mustang
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Posted: Monday, February 02, 2015 - 08:14 AM UTC
Shorty, super job on the Skippy mate, I love it!

I've always wanted to have one of those in the display cabinet and looking at your build just makes me keener to find one now.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 - 04:27 AM UTC
Resin tail is on and the two part Wedge is scribed and glued and ready to install:-

JClapp
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Posted: Friday, February 06, 2015 - 11:26 PM UTC
The decals and finish are complete on the Orions.
one from RAAF 11th "Albatross" squadron, in out-of-the-box decals

and on from RAAF 10th "Chimera" squadron in Novascale decals.

Now just to paint and mount the landing gear and props, and paint the noses and exhaust pipe.
JClapp
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Posted: Sunday, February 08, 2015 - 09:37 PM UTC
The very last step.

There are some very tedious tasks in this hobby of ours. painting and decal striping 32 propeller tips was pretty grueling, but its done.


The Orions will be finished today, I think. a few chores to do this afternoon, but the evening free.
JClapp
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Posted: Monday, February 09, 2015 - 03:44 AM UTC
and finished.