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Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, April 30, 2018 - 06:15 AM UTC
Time to assemble the fuselage, wings, and tail feathers.





BlackWidow
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Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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Posted: Monday, April 30, 2018 - 07:29 PM UTC
Nice progress everyone!
Last week I started my campaign build, the quarterscale PZL 37 A from Mirage Hobby. I guess it will take a while untill this bird crosses the finish line. There will be a lot of filling and sanding. The instructions are only in polish language and Mr. Google Translator is not really a big help, but I will make it. I'm still full of hope ....
Here's the first update. I'm already a bit further and glued the fuselage halves together. Not much trouble here. Right now I'm working on the bombs. 16 bombs made of 64 pieces. It's interesting that the bomb bays were not in the fuselage but in the wings ....

Torsten

Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, April 30, 2018 - 07:45 PM UTC
Torsten, nice subject. I will watch to see your progress and the finished bird. I CANNOT WAIT.

Bob
Shrimpman
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Posted: Monday, April 30, 2018 - 09:44 PM UTC
Torsten, I speak Polish. If you send the picture of the text I would be happy to translate that for you.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 - 07:02 AM UTC
I plan on reviving the Bristol Bombay if I can find several parts. The stab and rudders were repaired and went onto the fuselage with out any trouble.

This is the Valom kit no. 72056 Bristol Bombay Mk. I.
the part numbers I am looking for are the tail turret glass frame work. Parts no. C9 and C10. If any one has these in their parts box or know of any that can be obtained I would appreciate it very much. Pay for parts and postage.

Bob
BlackWidow
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Posted: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 - 11:39 PM UTC
Shrimpman, thanks for the offer. That's very kind! But I have some polish speaking collegues at work, one of them is sitting in the same room. So if I have troubles understanding the instructions I would first asked them for help. But most things in the intructions are self-explanatory.

Torsten
Bigrip74
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Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2018 - 04:10 AM UTC
Torsten, I cannot wait to see your PZL 37 take shape, I had a customer come into the hobby shop that I was working in after school (1968) who was from Poland. After he returned home he sent me a kit of that a/c. I think it was 1/72, but can not remember the company.

I have a little more progress, this kit is actually easy if one take the time to test fit first.









Bigrip74
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Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2018 - 03:16 AM UTC
I put the Bristol Bombay back together and progressed some more on the Fokker TV. Still need to find a way to vac a new tail turret or obtain another some how.






SHAKY962
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2018 - 03:42 AM UTC
@Bob,


I thought about buying that kit, but after seeing how you wear it better I leave it for later
Bigrip74
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Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2018 - 04:01 AM UTC
Hello Jose, The Bristol Bombay is a little more intensive than the Fokker which I like very much.

Bob
BlackWidow
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Posted: Friday, May 04, 2018 - 01:41 AM UTC
A little update from my side. Fuselage is closed, the rear part of it is also assembled and glued to it. The instructions says to first assemble all parts together and then glue them to the front fuselage. I didn't do that and guess I was right doing so because there was some filling and sanding to do. The side rudder would have been in the way while sanding. Anyway, I think I didn't do too bad so far.



.... and here you can see the bomb bays in the wings. Interesting construction ....


Next step will be finishing the wings, try to put the bombs in the bays and glue the wings to the fuselage. Sure some more filling and sanding ....

Torsten
SHAKY962
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Posted: Saturday, May 05, 2018 - 07:50 AM UTC
Well, my F-1 is ready for paint, I will start on monday my model for this campaign

Bigrip74
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Posted: Saturday, May 05, 2018 - 08:16 AM UTC
Torsten, how does the green house look? Like a lot of work? I cannot wait to see her finished.

Jose, my eyes are not as good as they were. I could not see it your HE-111 is 1/72 or 1/48.

Bob
SHAKY962
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Posted: Saturday, May 05, 2018 - 08:50 AM UTC
@Bob,

My He-111P is 1/72, I hope without any problems of fit.....
Shrimpman
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Posted: Sunday, May 06, 2018 - 03:09 PM UTC
Jose, my Lancaster is also 1:72 Airfix new tool - there are no fitting problems at all. Actually I am quite amazed at the clever engineering, thinking twenty steps ahead. I have just finished the engines and the landing gear.



SHAKY962
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Posted: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 - 04:55 AM UTC
Thanks for the info Iwan. I have the kit of Revell..... ;-)

A few update in my He-111 with minor fit problems







Bigrip74
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Posted: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 - 05:52 AM UTC
@ Iwan, the Lancaster looks much better than the one I tried to build some 30-40 years ago.

@ Jose, I love the photos of the He111's interior.

Bob
EHAM0624
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Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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Posted: Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 02:58 PM UTC
Nice builts, my entre,



In my mind the strange looking Wellington,..

More to follow
Antilles
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Posted: Friday, May 11, 2018 - 02:47 PM UTC
Wow, there are really great builds going on here. Glad to be part of this campaign.

I startet this weekend with the Airfix
Do 17 Z-2 in 1/72 scale. The start photo is in the "unspoiled" condition of last weekend !



Oliver
BlackWidow
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Posted: Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 02:10 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Torsten, how does the green house look? Like a lot of work? I cannot wait to see her finished.
Bob



Bob, I'm not that far already, but it doesn't look too difficult. Will use the Montex mask No. 48348 for it. I'm more afraid of fitting problems. Don't want to fill and sand on clear parts ....

Anyway, have been away for a week so only a small update today. Bombs are in the bays, wing halves are glued together with only minor fitting problems and at the fuselage. Here appeared a gap all the way on both fuselage sides and on the upper- and underside. I've used clear tape and my self made putty (glue and flour) ....



.... had a rough sanding session yesterday, the clear tape really had to suffer .... But I'm satisfied with the result ....


Next step will be painting and installing the engines and the canopy. Then I can think about primer and paint for the first time ....

Have a nice Sunday!
Torsten
Bigrip74
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Posted: Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 08:47 PM UTC
I covered the window parts with Bare Metal and cut out the frame work to get ready for primer. I lost the round window on the bottom of the fuselage. What is the name of the liquid that makes windows? Micro Krystal Kleer? Or dows anyone have a suggestion on how to fix this problem of my missing window?






MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 09:19 PM UTC
Yep, Micro Kristal Klear is the stuff.

https://www.hobbytown.com/micro-kristal-klear-clear-liquid-plastic-adhesive-1oz-by-microscale-industries-msimi9/p285497?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIy6HMv9iU2wIVD7XACh2uKAilEAQYAyABEgI96fD_BwE
Shrimpman
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Posted: Monday, May 21, 2018 - 05:51 PM UTC
Hi,
Can I ask you for advice? I have started to paint my Lancaster in places that will difficult to reach after final assembly. However the underside is black and seems kind of featureless. Is there any way to somehow apply shading or accentuate panel lines on a black surface?
panzerIV
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Posted: Monday, May 21, 2018 - 08:14 PM UTC
just wanted to check before I sign up.
im unsure whether a tornado would fit into the campaign rules? can anyone clarify before I sign up? I have quite a few 1/144 tornado kits I could do with getting built.

im more of an treadhead armor. but have a weakspot for tornados
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Monday, May 21, 2018 - 10:55 PM UTC

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just wanted to check before I sign up.
im unsure whether a tornado would fit into the campaign rules? can anyone clarify before I sign up? I have quite a few 1/144 tornado kits I could do with getting built.

im more of an treadhead armor. but have a weakspot for tornados



Anthony,

I'm not sure about that. I kind of consider the Tornado a fighter-bomber rather than an actual bomber. Sorry.

Michael