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md72
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 12:58 PM UTC
Rain? They call this place the WET coast. No I had to shim up the elevators, they were giant gaps between the fixed and moving parts and a cavern between the elevator and the fuselage. To make matters even more untenable, even if there's extension, I'm spending the first two weeks of March in China.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 12:25 PM UTC
Mark, my problem is the rain which is causing my to put off any painting until the moisture level is way down.

Bob
md72
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 01:07 PM UTC
so close, and yet so far.

Doubt I can finish in 2 weeks.
MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 11:42 AM UTC
Good on you Bob, back in the saddle!

I fear that I'm not going to finish this one, too much else going on. But it's nice to see those of you who are! Less than two weeks left, everyone, so get cracking!

Michael
Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 08:05 AM UTC
All of my stuff had been packed away in bankers boxes while in the hospital. It has been hard to locate the correct box that holds what is needed for certain builds.

Found the Fokker which is further along, but the tail wheel strut had broken off in the box. Finally found the strut, drilled a hole to accept some round sprue so that it could be glued back in place.

I was not able to find the round clear piece that was to be attached in the bottom on the nose, so I used some Micro Krystal Klear.




Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 05:37 PM UTC
I found both the Fokker and The Bristol in a box and if I am able to scratch a tail wheel for he Fokker and find the decals for both airplanes i may have the makings to finish this campaign.

Bob
c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 08:27 AM UTC
Nice save Mark! I trust the plastic chow hound was duly chastised for its digression?
md72
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Posted: Saturday, February 09, 2019 - 04:10 PM UTC
Well, I tried pushing up from the bottom while applying Tamiya Extra Thin on the crack. I think it's gonna be all right.


Now I got a hole on the bottom of the wing..
md72
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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019 - 11:44 AM UTC
@#$%^& the dog really did eat my homework.

And of course it's on the top wing of a plane I wanted an NMF.
Anybody have a problem like this before? How did you fix it?

I'm thinking of drilling a small hole under the collapsed section, pushing up with a cocktail stick and applying glue along the crack and hoping the lower section pushes up even with the rest of the wing. Then the glue might set and hold it all together, just leaving some tooth marks to fill.

Any other ideas?
john41492
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Malacca, Malaysia
Joined: July 20, 2015
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Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019 - 03:55 AM UTC
Hello fellow modelers!

It's been some time since I did an update, so here goes!

I've been building along, and must say, this is a nice kit. It's big, but it does fit for the most part. Basic modeling skills will produce a decent subject.

I did take care of the nacelles with taping them together and then superglue, followed with serious sanding from 150 -1500 grit. All with sanding sticks.

I chose to work the wings first, as I felt the fuselage would be a breeze following the wings! Ha! The tail turret is wrong on this kit, (it was made for the B-24J). I was not going to purchase the correct vacuform set as it was more than I paid for the kit. My solution would be to lay some painted Tamiya tape over the rear turret seam. I'll know, and that's about it!



I then set about doing the fuselage and getting things closed up. I chose to close the side windows, as I'm gong for a bird that is loaded, and about ready to receive the aircrew.

I did add some belts for the pilot and copilot, both turned out much better than I thought, though I'm still wondering how much will be seen once the glass is on.

I started to paint the tail first, as this bird has de-icing boots, I figured it'd be easier to do them with the tail pieces off the main assembly.

Monogram was kind enough to put down the raised detail to paint and mask the de-icing boots, however, they didn't do the rudder assembly. This has been the largest hurdle for me on this build.



I'm at the painting stage, and this should go quickly, given I've had almost a year to figure it out!! Hahahaha!!!



Tonight, I've put on the last area of difficulty, and after all the filling and sanding, this doesn't seem like much!

Elevator on, secured via superglue!




Painting is ongoing, and this one should be done quite soon! Yay!!
RadekZ
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Warszawa, Poland
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Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 - 08:15 AM UTC
Hi guys,
Less than a month to finish, but I'm going to give it a try with IBG's 1:72 scale PZL-37B Łoś (eng. Moose) Polish medium bomber.
I'll use Yahu dedicated PE instrument panels and masks from Pmask.

Here's kit in unspoiled condition + all sprue shots.



Sprues look good, almost no flash, crisp details and ejector pins well placed, so it should be easy to hide them without cleaning them





Clear parts look okay, lens effects are minimal and although they're not perfectly smooth they're not warped:




Instructions are typical for IBG - booklet with 3D renders, which I find a little bit hard to read sometimes. Good point is that you have references to several paint branches - Vallejo, Hataka, Lifecolor, Gunze, AK Interactive:




PE sheet looks crisp, but very fragile:



If I wasn't bald I would probably turn gray after examining instruction . According to instructions you are supposed to glue/solder PE part 17 around squarish hole in PE part 4! Tough job for me. In addition this element all together is the only alternative to fill in wheel bay. There's no styrene substitute, so either you do it or you're left with big hole there.

Continuing inspection, there's a sheet of decals:



They look great, with no colour warp or displacement, but they're very thin and soft... so extra carefulness is required.


And at the end, coloured instrument panels from Yahu and Pmask masks for clear parts:




Ok, so now it's time to get cracking ... and maybe find out where is my rusty soldering station

Cheers,
Radek
md72
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Posted: Sunday, February 03, 2019 - 07:25 PM UTC
Well, Stephen, I'm glad to see someone is behind me.
New home for Daryl and Daryl, before I bury them under glass.

Larry's got new digs too, however, I doubt that he'll ever be able to fire those guns.

Propster
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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, February 03, 2019 - 02:58 PM UTC
Hello

Some nice looking builds going on. I especially like Larry, Daryl and Daryl.

Here is the progress on my mosquito.





Cheers
FirstSergeant
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Michigan, United States
Joined: January 02, 2012
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Posted: Sunday, February 03, 2019 - 10:53 AM UTC
Greetings,
This is my final build photo. I will upload this into the Campaign Gallery.


Thank you for a great campaign. The builds are fantastic and fun to watch.

Cheers,

Firstsergeant


md72
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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 09:59 AM UTC
Neat work, microphotography works well for you. Must be quite a treat, putting together a stepped canopy. Keep sharing the pics!
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
Joined: September 22, 2016
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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 09:10 AM UTC
Hello guys,

some advance on my "first" bomber:









I've used for the interior green an enamel paint provided by alclad II and i found it awesome: good covering, no thinning and quick drying time

The brown color and black color are from revell aqua: easy to use, good covering, and clean with water... perfect for small details !

And the airfix kit is a real pleasure to build: easy, very good fit and the building map is logic.

More pictures following soon.
md72
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Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 - 09:32 AM UTC
Getting close to buttoning this thing up.

Touched up the paint in most places.
Added a bomb-sight for the bombbardier

Plopped in 13 grams of weight in the bomb bay to try and make this a nose sitter.

Still need to dress up the gunner's compartment with some ammo cans.
c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Friday, January 25, 2019 - 06:21 AM UTC
Yes getting up close and personal through a camera lens really does make things stand out like dogs paraphernalia! Had that happen to me on more occaisisons than I care to mention and yet with the MkI eyeball it doesn't really show up that well.
md72
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Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 07:48 PM UTC
Maybe the last time to see Larry, Daryl and Daryl in the 'flesh'. I'm close to buttoning this one up.

I tried to dress up the cockpit up with some consoles, a throttle quadrant, and some oxygen bottles. The bombardier got some consoles and a bombsight.

Larry just got a seat on a bulkhead. I may have to create some ammo cans or something.


Clearly microphotography isn't my friend, I'm going to have to do some touch-up work.
eMan
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Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
Joined: August 08, 2002
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Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 07:17 PM UTC
Started to build my entry, Tamiya 1/48 Avro Lancaster BI/BIII.

BlackWidow
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Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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Posted: Monday, January 21, 2019 - 06:10 PM UTC
Awesome paint Job, Peter! Well done! I have decals for this bird from Luftwaffe im Fokus, never built a Ju 88 so far.

Torsten
MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Monday, January 21, 2019 - 09:50 AM UTC
Nice work Peter!

OK, last chance for me. I'm gonna give this one more try. This one has been in the stash for a long while:



Some initial painting has been done, but not everything and no construction:



I did Doolittle's plane years ago when it first came out, so this time it's Ruptured Duck's turn. Hopefully...

Michael
b17-peter
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Hessen, Germany
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Posted: Monday, January 21, 2019 - 09:22 AM UTC
Finished at last!
Photos will be in the gallery next

b17-peter
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Hessen, Germany
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Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 06:43 AM UTC
Hi mates,
another project nearly finished, I call my JU-88 A-4 ready!
Here are a few pictures, better ones will find their way into the gallery soon.


The Zvezda kit was all in all a pleasant build without really big problems and good fitting for most parts. I built it OOB plus decals from Techmod.
In the kit were the same, but without any stencils....
md72
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Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 06:52 AM UTC
Progress! Larry, Daryl and Daryl are all painted up and ready for a black wash.