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2002hummer
#257
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014 - 08:06 AM UTC
Here is my entry to the Campaign. It is a Hobby Craft de Havilland DHC-3 Otter.
Mcleod
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Alberta, Canada
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Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014 - 10:28 AM UTC
The Otter is a nice kit, Darrell. I flew in one of those out of Namao in 1967, while an air cadet. I still remember how smooth it was, although a fellow cadet had to use the bag.

Good luck with your build
c4willy
#305
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 03:19 PM UTC
Okay a little further along, cockpit built and painted, fuselage closed up wings on, landing gear painted and on. The nose for this aircraft isn't a good fit and quite a bit of fairing was needed with putty and plasticard strips.

There were sink marks in the plastic which needed filling, filing sanding and the process needed to be repeated at least twice. There has been some loss of detail but I'm going to try stretching some sprue very thinly and gluing the resultant thread onto the fuselage to replace the detail lost. Here are some [pics to see the progress so far.










Mcleod
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Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 08:44 PM UTC

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Here are some [pics to see the progress so far.


Oh Ya! I believe you've moved the photos around in Photobucket, breaking the link. Its always been a problem with that service.
c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 10:41 PM UTC
LOL not this time Ben Photobucket was for some reason being less than functional when I was trying to link in the pictures and I was to tired to figure out why so I left it as is till this morning when things will now hopefully work! So lets try this again!

Okay a little further along, cockpit built and painted, fuselage closed up wings on, landing gear painted and on. The nose for this aircraft isn't a good fit and quite a bit of fairing was needed with putty and plasticard strips.

There were sink marks in the plastic which needed filling, filing sanding and the process needed to be repeated at least twice. There has been some loss of detail but I'm going to try stretching some sprue very thinly and gluing the resultant thread onto the fuselage to replace the detail lost. Here are some [pics to see the progress so far.

















2002hummer
#257
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 10:41 PM UTC
Here is the starting photos of my build. I haven't decided if I will build it in Search and Rescue colours (yellow) or in transport colours (silver).


I also want to see if I can get the wheels down. Further research is needed.
Jessie_C
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 11:19 PM UTC
Single Otters were never painted in the yellow rescue scheme, and the kit floats aren't amphibs so you'll need to do a little converting. Here's some inspiration.

This is the only Otter rescue scheme that I know of.
c4willy
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Posted: Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 04:09 AM UTC
Hi Darrell good luck with the Otter!

Okay well a little further along with the Mossie I've got her painted and the tops of the engine nacelles on. Now it's just a matter of sourcing the right decals for her codes and serials.










2002hummer
#257
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Posted: Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 05:44 AM UTC
You are right Jessie it is the Twin Otters that are Yellow. I guess that it will be a silver and white colour scheme. Photos show that the floats have wheels so I will need to research more on them.
Jessie_C
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Posted: Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 07:28 AM UTC

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You are right Jessie it is the Twin Otters that are Yellow. I guess that it will be a silver and white colour scheme. Photos show that the floats have wheels so I will need to research more on them.



You do have the option to do the plain floats; they often flew with them, especially back in the '50s when the kit colour scheme was worn.
Mcleod
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Alberta, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 09:22 AM UTC
I like your Mossie, Chris. Quick job of it too. Well done.
ZAPanzer
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North-West, South Africa
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Posted: Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 03:28 PM UTC
Hi
Some update pics, tried a masking and using a rattlecan(Tamiya)approach, will see afterwards if I like it.

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ZAPanzer
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Posted: Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 03:31 PM UTC
Hi

Is there a site which has the colour conversion from Tamiya Rattlecan to Tamiya enamel/arcylic colours?

Cheers

Rob
Mcleod
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Posted: Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 05:32 PM UTC
Hi, Robert. I've often used Krylon rattle cans for basic, solid color work. There's a slight learning curve to apply it without getting overly aggressive, but, the results are satisfactory. Never have tried a camo pattern, because the color matches just don't look right to my eye and I find the color varies from can to can as per production run.

My monitor tells me your spitfire looks quite nice. I suppose that you only know for sure in real life, though.
Sorry I can't help with a conversion chart.
ZAPanzer
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Posted: Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 06:06 PM UTC
Hi Ben

Thanks, I have been using rattlecans for a base coat for a while now. This is my first attempt at a mask and spray, but I need a bit of a touch up in places, that's why I asked about the conversion from rattle can to tamiya colours.
c4willy
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Posted: Monday, November 24, 2014 - 12:44 AM UTC
Hi Robert I've used Urban Fredriksson's colour charts for almost 15 years now they're my go to for colour matching and figuring out what paint I need to use for what colour I want to achieve. There maybe something there for you???

http://www.ipmsstockholm.org/colorcharts/colorcharts.asp
IronOwl
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Friday, November 28, 2014 - 07:11 AM UTC
heres my Start Picture

Sascha(Ironowl)
Mcleod
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Alberta, Canada
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Posted: Friday, November 28, 2014 - 07:34 AM UTC
Right on, Sascha!! Looking forward to your F-18E build
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SGTJKJ
#041
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 01:24 PM UTC
Great progress, Chris. Looks great so far.

Robert, nice job on the camouflage. Looks good.

Sascha,my rest choice. I have that kit in the stash as well. It looks great and suspect it might be a hasegawa recoding, but I might be wrong. It has a hasegawa feel to it. It will be great to hear how it builds up. Please keep us updated on the build.
b17-peter
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Hessen, Germany
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Posted: Friday, December 05, 2014 - 03:10 PM UTC
Hi everybody,

now here are my entry pictures. Think about starting it around or after Christmas




Cheers Peter
Mcleod
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Posted: Friday, December 05, 2014 - 07:38 PM UTC
Interesting subject, Peter. Welcome. I can't see who makes the kit in your photos. Is that Tamiya 1/72?
ljames0874
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, December 05, 2014 - 10:29 PM UTC

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Interesting subject, Peter. Welcome. I can't see who makes the kit in your photos. Is that Tamiya 1/72?



Ben - that's Fujimi - I have two of their Phantoms in my stash.
IronOwl
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Saturday, December 06, 2014 - 12:49 PM UTC
Thanks Ben and Jesper I look forward to getting started soon will be marking her up with the VFA 115 markings. am going to start off with the cockpit as this is my biggest trouble area other than painting and of course free time some good looking builds going on.

Sascha(Ironowl)
IronOwl
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Posted: Saturday, December 06, 2014 - 12:52 PM UTC
ZAPanzer nice build, what did you use for masking. the camo pattern looks really good.

Sascha(Ironowl)