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Klaus-Adler
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Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2019 - 11:35 AM UTC

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David,
Your build is looking good! Where did you find the aftermarket decals? I have the same kit but haven't attempted it due to the stickers.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"



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petbat
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Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2019 - 10:27 AM UTC
Those decals look great, but just how small are they?
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Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2019 - 05:52 AM UTC
David,
Your build is looking good! Where did you find the aftermarket decals? I have the same kit but haven't attempted it due to the stickers.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
Klaus-Adler
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Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2019 - 04:32 AM UTC
ok so all the assembly is done now and i have purchased some after market decals as you only get stickers in these small scale bandai kits.



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Posted: Saturday, October 05, 2019 - 05:51 AM UTC
managed to do a little more construction work on the blockade runner from star wars. although the fit is good it does benefit from some tamiya extra thin glue.

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Posted: Monday, September 30, 2019 - 07:04 AM UTC


For this time I stick to the decals of the kit. Honestly I wait for Airfix to come up with a Mk. IV. And that will definatly become a finnish Blenheim then. The observer on BL-129 was 1Lt Lauri Äijö, a Mannerheim Cross wearer. But I'm seriously thinking about getting another Blenheim Mk. I to build in Ilmavoimat service. Well, who knows what old Santa brings .....
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Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 10:09 PM UTC
Nein, Nein….
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Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 07:03 AM UTC
Casey, lovely Hayabusa you have built there. Congrats on finishing your project!

After returning from summer holidays in beautiful Finland last weekend, I have restarted the works on my Airfix Blenheim. This is how far I came until this afternoon. The main landing gear looks a bit fragile but I hope it will carry the weight of the aircraft later. When you look at it, it looks a bit confusing to get the parts together at the right place but it's easy if you follow the instructions and don't mix up parts for left and right side ....


.... yesterday I glued the landing gear into the lower part of the wings. The fitting is excellent ....

.... and a view from the other side ....

.... today I glued the wing halves together. Dry test fitting looked a bit complicted first but with glue and enough rubber bands it was no problem at all. I'll leave it until tomorrow and will sand the seams then. 55 of 116 steps in the instruction are done now, so I'm half way through the build. First test fitting to the fuselage looked really nice ....


While I was in Finland of course I visited the FiAF Museum in Tikkakoski again and look what I found in their souvenir shop ....

Now .... should I .... should I ....?

Torsten
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Posted: Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 10:42 AM UTC
It is small. I think it would have fit the bill of cheap and a punch.

The build was mostly easy. The track was a little tricky as it only had two small attachment points. I have a hobby trax tool I used to help with the individual link sections. Once painted I hope the track will bend to the correct shape when ready.
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Posted: Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 08:19 AM UTC
Wow, that is a small vehicle. It looks like one of those large scale replicas people build and keep in their garage...

Looks like a nice kit to build.
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Posted: Friday, September 20, 2019 - 10:26 PM UTC
Das Werk 1/35 Rutscher, it’s the forerunner to the Hetzer. The kit is the Amusing Hobby kit released a few years ago. The plastic is soft, kinda like Hobbyboss. Overall the kit is simple, easy and so far a fun build. As this is a paper panzer, I plan for a yellow/green camo with white stars for a US captured vehicle and US tankers from the Dragon 1944 (commander on the radio) and Tamiya European (driver with Hornet head, not pictured one one shown on back is for size) set. I will probably add one more figure (maybe a grunt) outside the vehicle. Let me finish the kit first before worrying about the other items. The only change right now for the kit is the rear grill area. I just don’t like the look. I go back and forth with replacing the track but I can do that later.

A pic of the hull.


After an hours worth it progress.




By the end of the next night. All ready for the paint shop.



My backstory is it was found after the battle of Aachen and tested to be used in the the battle of the Hürtgen Forest to help break through German defenses. I had selected the Panzer 116 unit markings a white jumping greyhound over a stick in and white oval circle. As they took it on the chin at Aachen and it fits the story. The camo scheme to match appears to be dark yellow with olive green and red soft edges.
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Posted: Friday, September 20, 2019 - 02:15 PM UTC
I thought I would try this campaign thing with a new kit that showed up last Saturday.



As posted here
https://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=32135&mode=thread&order=0
petbat
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Posted: Monday, September 16, 2019 - 07:12 AM UTC
I'm just wondering how you get that engine in the instructions inside such a small model.
Klaus-Adler
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Posted: Monday, September 16, 2019 - 01:27 AM UTC

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David, seems to have some nice detail considering how small it is.

Casey, as long as you had fun building it, that is all that matters. Looks very nicely done to me.

Torsten, Nice start on the Blenheim. This one kind of makes me want to do a few aircraft again (how do I get them past SWMBO???)



yeah its a small but highly detailed kit, even with the amazing fit it still benefits from a drop or two of tamiya extra thin cement... mostly used as a filler.

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Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 07:54 PM UTC
David, seems to have some nice detail considering how small it is.

Casey, as long as you had fun building it, that is all that matters. Looks very nicely done to me.

Torsten, Nice start on the Blenheim. This one kind of makes me want to do a few aircraft again (how do I get them past SWMBO???)
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Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 01:39 PM UTC
For the most part finished up the kit today, still have to do a bit of clean up and then matte coat it before taking a final pic for the gallery

Did this as a state OOB build so added nothing to it no paints or fill.
Overall I'd say its a decent kit if you want something for the shelf and like the gimmick of some movable part which include:
A: movable control surfaces on the wings and tail
B: retractable landing gear.
C: wing flaps that can be extended
D: sliding cockpit canopy
E: removable engine cowl and compartment panel
F: spinning propeller
However the movable parts are very delicate so other then maybe the landing gear and flaps probably not going to move them much. also i am probably going to glue down the panel as looking at the machine guns is for me not that interesting. The trade off you get for these movable parts is a fit that is not as tight as other kits so parts like the flap, and landing gear are not completely flush and the canopy is a little wobbly when moved but will hold its position.
out of the box the fit is pretty good only real seams that you can see are on the yellow of the wings and where the tail goes together.
Decals give you some options but are on the thick side and you will have to modify the tail decals so it will go on smoother on the movable tail. I went with what i think is 18th squadron, i cant read Japanese other then the number 18 used so that's a guess. Other option you get are (again guesses)
63rd of the 1st air division
248th of the 1st air division
25th of the 2nd air division
25th of the 3rd air division



Would I recommend the kit? Yes with a caveats that A) you should try and get it from one of the Japanese online shops as state side its going to cost you about $20 vs about $9 from places like AmiAmi or HLJ and B)that the fit can very on these kits so there will be seams unless you want to fill and repaint.



here are the flaps extended and surfaces in the up and down position


Tail moved though didn't realize till after that the bottom part had popped off, like i said very delicate
Klaus-Adler
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Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 08:28 AM UTC
ok, i was hoping to blitz this blockade runner build but i ran into a small problem that required some glue so i am still on stage one of the instructions!

Klaus-Adler
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Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 10:23 PM UTC
ok, i'm a little late to the party but as promised many moons ago is the Bandai star wars blockade runner that i plan to build for this campaign.

i'm using the newspaper as a time stamp and as you can see it is un-started at the moment as everything is still in the clear plastic bags.


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Posted: Sunday, September 08, 2019 - 11:14 AM UTC
Here is whats in the kit interesting that it gives you 5 tail options


also got the internals done no real problems though the guns are a bit finicky to get in.

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Posted: Thursday, September 05, 2019 - 04:18 PM UTC
I'd like to enter this one if that is all right. F-toy's 1/72 Ki-43-II Hayabusa from their Full action line. came out some time mid/late 2018 as vol.3 the Foche-wulf came out around April I think or at least that's when the pre-orders where shipped
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Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 07:09 AM UTC
Looks like I'm the solitary entertainer here ....

This will be my final update before my vacations next month in Finland. I've come a bit further this week and have finished the cockpit assembly. I've used Revell 45 Light Olive for Interior Green, that comes quite near. For the seatbelts I've used some stripes of Kip Tape and painted them with Revell 89 Beige ....



.... first test fitting of the fuselage halves. Looks good at the first glance. Everything inside is at the right place, no part disturbs. I might use some pressure though here and there to get them together well. Will not use ordinary plastic glue but ethylacetate and glue the halves together bit by bit ....


.... next update will follow after my return in late September. Hope to see some more builds here in the meantime.

Torsten
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Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 03:26 AM UTC
First small update from me. After a few days of assembling the first parts are ready for Interior Green These crocodile clamps are fantastic little helpers ....

More to come soon, so stay tuned ....

Torsten
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Posted: Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 07:55 AM UTC
As my SPH K9 Moukari is close to the fin(n)ish line, I prepare a flyin' start with my last campaign build this year. It's Airfix' latest quarterscale strike, the Bristol Blenheim Mk. I ....

.... I'll go for version A, a bird of No.23 Sqn. Will build out of box as usual. The only extra is the Eduard mask EX626. For the exterior I'll give some new Vallejo paints a chance, 71323 British Dark Earth and 71324 British Dark Green ....


I guess I can start later next week but it will take some time for the first update bacause I'll be away for a few weeks in September.

Happy modelling!
Torsten
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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 03:02 AM UTC

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I have a Mark 1 models R33/34 to build but how do I upload a photo? I've tried and it says this forum does not allow them



You might want to have a look at this thread. Hopefully it will answer your questions.

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Posted: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 01:22 PM UTC
I have a Mark 1 models R33/34 to build but how do I upload a photo? I've tried and it says this forum does not allow them