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OFFICIAL: Vac and Resin Campaign
b17-peter
#392
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Hessen, Germany
Joined: January 09, 2013
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Posted: Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 10:01 PM UTC
Hi Jessica and mates,
I'm sorry to tell you that I resign from this campaign. Too much things on my hands, so I can't get me into the mood for my little resin kit....
Maybe it'll end up in one of the Hangar Queen campaigns Have fun and good success for your builds!
Ranger74
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Tennessee, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 11:33 PM UTC
Jonathan,

Thank you for the kind words. The sinoplasty has made a big difference.
I have finally starting painting the Shrike's underside. Took me two efforts to come up with a shade of light blue close enough to the original paint. The N1M has airframe almost complete just blending in the propeller shaft fairings and the underside tail bumper. I finished rescribing all control surfaces and other panel lines. Being mostly wood, not many panel lines.
JClapp
#259
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Massachusetts, United States
Joined: October 23, 2011
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Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 04:49 AM UTC
Good to see you back in action Jeff. sorry to hear about your health problems.

both your projects are looking good. the wing root fairing on the shrike look excellent. I have only the same book you have refering to the 1933 Camoflage tests so cant really add any info. The model will look awesome regardless of what you decide to do.
Ranger74
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Tennessee, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 04:28 AM UTC
I have finished filling all the seams and smoothing the same. I have a white primer coat and have painted bottoms of wing and horizontal stabs yellow.

I was originally going to paint this plane with yellow wings and OD fuselage with colorful squadron markings. I decided I have plenty of yellows in my collection, so I will be painting a subject from the 1932/33 Army Air Corps camo tests.

The instructions show all yellow belly, but I can find no other reference for this paint scheme. The undersides were changed to light blue for the 1933 tests. I have this color scheme from one of my references, but can't figure out the belly colors behind the wing leading edge.
Looking at it in a larger format on my screen the belly looks like it might be original olive drab.
Any comments?
Ranger74
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Tennessee, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 04:19 AM UTC
Below photo of the N1M with engine air intakes added. At first I wondered how I was to do this, but when looking through parts I figured out two halves per intake were provided. I cracked the seams between lower and upper halves on left side while cutting out hole for intake. For the bent-wing (early) N1M I will add intakes prior to joining fuselage halves.
Ranger74
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Tennessee, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 02:38 AM UTC
Sorry for the long absence. Ya'll have made great progress and completed some great planes. I had been battling a 3-month long sinus infection concurrently with a six-week bout of bronchitis. Finally had a balloon sinoplasty 10 days ago and it has made a big difference, but not a complete solution. Got to work on my allergies next. I also had to complete anew kit for a review article.
Now with all that out of the way, I have been working on both the Northrup N1M flying wing (vac) and the Curtiss A-8 Shrike (resin). The N1M has been a fight, but is coming along:

I completed three wheel wells, built cockpit tub over the manin gear wells and around front gear well.

I had to add spacer strips along front to get correct side profile. I have photos of completed basic airframe, but they wouldn't transfer. Get back to them later.
The underside showing wheel wells.
tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 04:42 AM UTC
Almost ready to decal:


BoiseBlade
#523
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Idaho, United States
Joined: February 28, 2014
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Posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 01:01 AM UTC
E-Man

Love the 119, Nicely done and nice shading....
Looks great!
phantom_phanatic309
#372
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United Kingdom
Joined: March 10, 2010
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Posted: Monday, August 10, 2015 - 09:19 PM UTC
I'm going to have to bow out of this one. Haven't managed to do as much as I would like and with a holiday coming up there is no way I will finish by the deadline.
Looking forward to seeing everyone's builds cone together.
dcandal
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Joined: September 07, 2006
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Posted: Saturday, August 08, 2015 - 07:27 PM UTC
Thanks Jonathan,

Begining with some photos,



JClapp
#259
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Friday, August 07, 2015 - 07:48 PM UTC
Another strange and different aircraft. looks like fun!
dcandal
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted: Friday, August 07, 2015 - 05:13 PM UTC
Hi, Im goi-ng to begin this campaign with a Luft 46 So334

tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Tuesday, August 04, 2015 - 04:17 AM UTC
Brass painted, up next will be gold for the wing tips:



Scrodes
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, August 02, 2015 - 01:26 AM UTC

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AHH! fun with photo bucket again




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JClapp
#259
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2015 - 06:10 PM UTC
That is wonderful! the glass house nose is really beautiful. what a strange and wonderful aircraft.
eMan
#298
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Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
Joined: August 08, 2002
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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2015 - 10:02 AM UTC
Planet Models 1/72 He 119 finished.


tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Friday, July 31, 2015 - 08:41 PM UTC
Floats on and painted black:-

JClapp
#259
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 03:40 PM UTC
Looking good, eMan.
eMan
#298
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Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
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Posted: Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 06:22 AM UTC
More update pics.



eMan
#298
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Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
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Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 12:43 PM UTC
He 119 progress update, all parts clean up ready to paint.


JClapp
#259
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 02:59 AM UTC
Nicely done Richard, the tool worked perfectly!
tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 08:17 PM UTC
The float/strut jig worked out so next I have to attatch them to the AC:-




Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - 06:19 PM UTC
I have been keeping Squadron Green Putty in business with the amount that has been applied to the Vindicator. Still sanding

Bob
BoiseBlade
#523
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Idaho, United States
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Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2015 - 10:29 PM UTC
Thanks all for the kind words.....
Bob Vindicator coming along very nicely. Looks like you did an excellent job on the wings with mating and all.

Richard, Looking good, I agree nice jig, it never stops to amaze me the things I learn by watching others builds online. I have never used a jig or build on for modeling..but I am going to look at where and when I can possibly use them in future builds.

Peter, I think I am with you on that one.......
I have a few more Vacu-kits in my stash but they may never see the light of day.......
My next Breda will be the Special hobbies 1/48 single seat kit. When I find a campaign for it....
JClapp
#259
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2015 - 11:35 PM UTC
In the IM plastic model kit world, Minicraft makes an excellent line of DC-3 (c-47), DC-4 (C-54), DC-6 (C-118) and DC-8. Their 707 and 727 are less desirable. Their Lockheed L-1049 super-constellation and L-188 electra lack detail, but are otherwise good. Roden has a few other decent kits, their DC-7 and Boeing 720 come to mind. Airfix is still selling their 40 year old line of airliners. the 727 and 737 are ok. All those can be found on that auction site in the $10-30 range. If you dont see a price you like wait a few weeks and look again. If you prefer an online retailer to that auction site I'd suggest Airline Hobby Supply, or Omni Models - not picking favorites, just a few that have served me well in the past.

Of the short run producers, F-RSIN has a nice line of IM plastic and resin offerings. If you havent looked over Welsh Models list you should. You have conquered the vacuform method, so his entire catalog is open to you, though all his newer products are all-resin castings. No one else in the world has (new) vacuform kits, to my knowledge. its a dying art.
Thats a small sample to start with. If you have a specific model you want to make, just ask we'd love to help.

edit to add, later we can talk about aftermarket decals...