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OFFICIAL: Bombers 2 Campaign
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
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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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European Union
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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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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
#392
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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.

Removed by original poster on 01/12/19 - 13:32:24 (GMT).
GaryKato
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California, United States
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Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 - 03:57 PM UTC
Finally getting some more work on kits. Here is the putty work on the He-111 wings.

b17-peter
#392
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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 08:32 PM UTC
Mosquito's always a good choice, Stephen!
I should try one myself in the future, good luck with your build!
Propster
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 06:09 PM UTC
A late starter to this. I am also building one of my favourite aircraft, the de Havilland Mosquito.




FirstSergeant
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Michigan, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 - 12:14 PM UTC
Peter,
Your build is outstanding, nice work!
Firstsergeant
b17-peter
#392
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 - 09:20 AM UTC
@Mark - your guys look cool already, even unpainted

My JU-88 is now ready for the decals and final touch ups, as antennas, rest of cockpit glazing etc.
Oh, and the bombs....


md72
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Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2019 - 05:29 AM UTC
Well, I had been considering my aircrew as Larry, Moe and Curly. But once I cleaned the flash off and got them primered,

I'm thinking of them as Larry, his brother Daryl and his other brother Daryl.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, January 05, 2019 - 07:58 AM UTC
There's a lot of really good work going on here and I feel bad that I've let this one get away from me. Looking at the calendar, I note that there are less than two months left, and it's time to fish or cut bait.

My original plan was to do the HK 1/32 B-17F. Well, that's obviously not going to happen in the time remaining. So, time to dig through the stash. And I really had to dig! But, lookee what I found:



Now, I'm not even going to try to pretend that it's unstarted:



But I think I'm safe in saying that it's less than 25% completed. So I'm going for it. Let's see if I can stick with this one...

Michael
c4willy
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2019 - 10:11 AM UTC
Hi Franck it was built as a bomber and is multiple engined so your good!
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2019 - 07:36 AM UTC
So ....

Here we go ! My entry for this campaign

MichaelSatin
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2019 - 01:21 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Hello,

i've a lot of bombers im my stash, and i would like build the Bristol Blenheim Mk.IV.

I've read the qualifying conditions (bombers, 2 engines, minimum 2 pers. ) and i think that he qualify. But i'm not 100% sure.

Is this plane OK for the campaign?



Seems to me that it qualifies quite nicely. Full speed ahead!

Michael
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2019 - 09:17 PM UTC
Hello,

i've a lot of bombers im my stash, and i would like build the Bristol Blenheim Mk.IV.

I've read the qualifying conditions (bombers, 2 engines, minimum 2 pers. ) and i think that he qualify. But i'm not 100% sure.

Is this plane OK for the campaign?
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2019 - 12:41 AM UTC
You can do it Mark! Positive waves, baby!

Michael
b17-peter
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Hessen, Germany
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 09:21 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Original OLD kit, plenty of raised rivets, engine cylinders molded into the cowlings, loungers for seats, pilot and bombader are exactly the same shape. The decals are totally toasted and I got PLENTY of extra flash to go around.



Well then, Mark, happy modelling!
You will succeed!
Cheers
Peter
md72
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 08:52 AM UTC
Ouch, I goofed... Waited till there were 2 months to go and then posted my start picture.

Airfix / US Airfix 1/72 A-20C Havoc. I shot the interior green a month ago? And forgot to shoot a start photo. Well, here it is:

Original OLD kit, plenty of raised rivets, engine cylinders molded into the cowlings, loungers for seats, pilot and bombader are exactly the same shape. The decals are totally toasted and I got PLENTY of extra flash to go around.
FirstSergeant
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Michigan, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 - 01:30 PM UTC



Peter,
Thank you for the words of encouragement. Your build is looking great. I've posted the pics showing the port side wing and notice the tail section is off. You are right, I will get through. Happy New Year everyone.
Cheers,
Firstsergeant