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OFFICIAL: Bombers 2 Campaign
RadekZ
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Warszawa, Poland
Joined: March 12, 2013
KitMaker: 115 posts
AeroScale: 76 posts
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2019 - 06:51 PM UTC
Great campaign! Pity I could only watch all those great finished kits, but unfortunalely for last 2-3 weeks I was struggling with sciatica, so my PZL 37 build will be probably shifted to Hangar Queens as soon as I'm fully recovered and can seat without pain again

Cheers,
Radek
md72
#439
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Washington, United States
Joined: November 05, 2005
KitMaker: 4,290 posts
AeroScale: 2,835 posts
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2019 - 08:12 AM UTC
Thanks Michael. It nearly worked out well for me. I did make great strides in converting an OLD US Airfix kit into a decent representation of a WWII bomber. Oh well, the F8F gets bumped off of the Hanger Queen list since I really only have 9 decals left to call this one done.
Snipalex
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Bangkok, Thailand / ไทย
Joined: September 08, 2014
KitMaker: 49 posts
AeroScale: 48 posts
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2019 - 05:49 AM UTC
Thanks for the campaign .And welcome to Flying Boat campaign(just started,free for enlist )
eMan
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Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
Joined: August 08, 2002
KitMaker: 1,038 posts
AeroScale: 286 posts
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2019 - 04:55 AM UTC
Thanks Michael!
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
KitMaker: 4,621 posts
AeroScale: 2,444 posts
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2019 - 03:38 AM UTC
Thanks for the campaign! And as John stated "on to the mighty 8th."

Bob
Antilles
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: March 22, 2015
KitMaker: 591 posts
AeroScale: 568 posts
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2019 - 03:26 AM UTC
This truly was a great finish. Great kits, great builds.

Michael: Thank You very much for this campaign.

Oliver
john41492
#442
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Malacca, Malaysia
Joined: July 20, 2015
KitMaker: 218 posts
AeroScale: 204 posts
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2019 - 01:37 AM UTC
Michael,

Thanks for a wonderful campaign.

The next biggie will be the 8th!

John
MichaelSatin
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 3,320 posts
AeroScale: 2,398 posts
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2019 - 12:51 AM UTC
This campaign is now closed. Congrats to all who finished and thanks to all who participated! Ribbons have been awarded, so let me know if you didn't get one and think you should have.

See you all around the site!

Michael
MichaelSatin
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 3,320 posts
AeroScale: 2,398 posts
Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2019 - 12:45 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Crap, Crap, Crap, Crap. Just got a Honey do from the wife, No bench time tonight. And just a few decals to go.



Bummer Mark, I'm sorry. But, you can't ignore SWMBO!

Michael
md72
#439
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Washington, United States
Joined: November 05, 2005
KitMaker: 4,290 posts
AeroScale: 2,835 posts
Posted: Monday, April 01, 2019 - 12:52 PM UTC
Crap, Crap, Crap, Crap. Just got a Honey do from the wife, No bench time tonight. And just a few decals to go.
MichaelSatin
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 3,320 posts
AeroScale: 2,398 posts
Posted: Monday, April 01, 2019 - 10:51 AM UTC
Great job everyone!! This was a great campaign!

Michael
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
KitMaker: 4,621 posts
AeroScale: 2,444 posts
Posted: Monday, April 01, 2019 - 09:26 AM UTC
Jan, your Wellington came out nicely, congrats.

Bob
EHAM0624
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Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Joined: January 27, 2014
KitMaker: 181 posts
AeroScale: 75 posts
Posted: Monday, April 01, 2019 - 08:50 AM UTC
Hi,

Nice result in this group built, I have lately problems finding modeling time any way it did find a couple off weeks ago time to paint my wellington, and i dicidid to mask it with liquid mask from Vallejo with works great for cockpit glass,..

However it's not recommended for camo painting,..


and not only you could remove paint it also stained the base colors,.. bummer (and a good learning moment)

Anyway as i wasn't happy with the color i sprayed as base, i almost sprayed the hole thing again with a lighter color,..



and here is te result with decals and a coat of future




thanks for the campaign
GaryKato
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California, United States
Joined: December 06, 2004
KitMaker: 3,493 posts
AeroScale: 137 posts
Posted: Monday, April 01, 2019 - 05:54 AM UTC
I find that I have to load one picture at a time. It hangs when I try to upload more. Don't know if that's been fixed yet.
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
KitMaker: 4,621 posts
AeroScale: 2,444 posts
Posted: Monday, April 01, 2019 - 05:05 AM UTC
I use paint and resize mine to 825.

Bob
md72
#439
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Washington, United States
Joined: November 05, 2005
KitMaker: 4,290 posts
AeroScale: 2,835 posts
Posted: Monday, April 01, 2019 - 04:02 AM UTC
No problems lately, but the gallery is finicky. If your image is over a certain size, say 3Mb, it will act as if the image loaded, but not actually do anything. You've got to go under that limit. I use my photo editor, Imgur, to resize the image to 1024 by 8xx and it usually goes in just fine.
iflytb20
#501
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Kerala, India / भारत
Joined: August 25, 2009
KitMaker: 272 posts
AeroScale: 180 posts
Posted: Monday, April 01, 2019 - 03:46 AM UTC
Anyone else having issues in uploading pics to the kitmaker gallery?
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
Joined: September 22, 2016
KitMaker: 160 posts
AeroScale: 134 posts
Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 07:19 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Franck, nice job on your Blenheim. What paint did you use?



i've used Tamiya Desert yellow (XF59) and Earth (XF52) for the upper surface and Vallejo UK Azure blue (71.108).

Now it's time for a two weeks break, i'm leaving my appartment.
john41492
#442
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Malacca, Malaysia
Joined: July 20, 2015
KitMaker: 218 posts
AeroScale: 204 posts
Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 03:01 PM UTC
Mark,

I know you can finish it!!! The Alclad II went down nice, and I like how you did it. I do it similar, though I use Mr Surfacer 1500 black, and get really good results at a cheaper cost. I really like the stuff, for NMF it's the best way to go if your on a budget. Almost any gloss black will work. I've seen modelers use Rust-o-lum gloss black and get great results. The trick is to lay the black down, let it dry thoroughly, and then light sprays of Alclad, but not too much!
md72
#439
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Washington, United States
Joined: November 05, 2005
KitMaker: 4,290 posts
AeroScale: 2,835 posts
Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 10:35 AM UTC
Don't look too closely, I managed to strip off some of the Al topcoat when I masked to paint the rudder. And a seam line list it's aluminum too. I've got some AM decals for the Star and dot national insignia, but the rest of the original decal sheet is toast. SO I scanned them into MS Paint and tried the fix them and print them out on clear decal sheet. I sure hope this works.
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
KitMaker: 4,621 posts
AeroScale: 2,444 posts
Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 09:48 AM UTC
Franck, nice job on your Blenheim. What paint did you use?

Mark, the next time I build an a/c that needs NMF I will ship my a/c to you to paint. I love the NMF what you've done.
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
Joined: September 22, 2016
KitMaker: 160 posts
AeroScale: 134 posts
Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 06:00 AM UTC
My Blenheim MK.IV is finished.














MichaelSatin
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 3,320 posts
AeroScale: 2,398 posts
Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 03:59 AM UTC
You can do it Mark! Don't forget, you have until the end of the day tomorrow, 1 April!

Michael
md72
#439
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Washington, United States
Joined: November 05, 2005
KitMaker: 4,290 posts
AeroScale: 2,835 posts
Posted: Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 05:06 PM UTC
Soooo close. Almost all of the fiddly bits installed. New decals printed, almost ready to apply.


I might make it, I might make it.
md72
#439
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Washington, United States
Joined: November 05, 2005
KitMaker: 4,290 posts
AeroScale: 2,835 posts
Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 11:05 AM UTC
Bob, this is my second try. The first one went pretty good too. I think a big pat of the secret is to use their gloss black primer. I shot the primer with my Badger 105 with a 0.5mm needle, it ran through the paint quickly, had to refill the bowl halfway through. Used my Neo CN, 0.35mm needle for the aluminum much lager bowl but it still needed a refill halfway through. In both cases, I shot it straight out of the bottle, no thinning.

I've used both acrylics and enamels on the inside of this one.