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OFFICIAL: Eastern Front Campaign
eMan
#298
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Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
Joined: August 08, 2002
KitMaker: 1,099 posts
AeroScale: 314 posts
Posted: Monday, September 30, 2019 - 06:05 PM UTC
More update pics.




john41492
#442
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Malacca, Malaysia
Joined: July 20, 2015
KitMaker: 278 posts
AeroScale: 262 posts
Posted: Monday, September 30, 2019 - 07:21 PM UTC
Hi Torsten,

Yes, it's the Hobbyboss 1/48 IAR-80. Very nice kit, while the sprue gates are a bit thick, nothing a sanding stick can't take care of. Fun and fast build. The decals were ok, though I did get a little aggressive on the starboard national insignia.

It's an interesting plane, going full production in 1939, it was totally up to speed with the competition. And apparently, it did very well against P-38's, not an easy thing!

Though, as with war, things go by the wayside. Stalin was not happy to have a Romanian plane competing with the homeland planes, so only replicas are in existence today. In my opinion, it was a far better plane than anything the Russians had at the time. But, as it's said, "To the victors, goes the spoils". Hence, no original IAR-80's are left.

Still, this is a great kit! Build it!! You'll have fun, and be surprised at how fast it goes together. Just be gentle with the decals.
Pave-Hawk
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: May 05, 2006
KitMaker: 890 posts
AeroScale: 195 posts
Posted: Monday, September 30, 2019 - 09:48 PM UTC
Haven't done any modelling in quite some time and this fellow has been sitting on my bench unloved, so tried to smash it out and get in under the wire.

Got the second colour coat on, and very quickly followed up with a gloss coat






Then it was decals, fortunately not a lot of those then on to all the final bits and pieces that needed attaching



and then finished.





Looks like I nede to touch up the wheels after the rough handling in my haste, but it's finished.
eMan
#298
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Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
Joined: August 08, 2002
KitMaker: 1,099 posts
AeroScale: 314 posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 01, 2019 - 02:04 AM UTC
Heinkel He111H finished.




MichaelSatin
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 3,523 posts
AeroScale: 2,561 posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 01, 2019 - 03:11 AM UTC
Boy, talk about slipping in under the wire! Well done, guys!

Michael
BlackWidow
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European Union
Joined: August 09, 2009
KitMaker: 1,399 posts
AeroScale: 1,161 posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 01, 2019 - 07:17 AM UTC
Awesome He 111 from what I can see here, Lap Man!
YankeeSteve
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Michigan, United States
Joined: July 10, 2018
KitMaker: 20 posts
AeroScale: 20 posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 01, 2019 - 07:23 AM UTC
Ah, but yet.....one more!!! Whew!! Polish representation.....




69mudbone
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California, United States
Joined: April 26, 2016
KitMaker: 361 posts
AeroScale: 41 posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 01, 2019 - 12:13 PM UTC
I like it, well done
MichaelSatin
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 3,523 posts
AeroScale: 2,561 posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 01, 2019 - 12:19 PM UTC
Well, time to put this one to bed. Great job everyone!

Thus ends our World War II 75th Anniversary campaign series. It was a lot of fun and there were a lot of great models. Thanks to everyone who participated and congrats to everyone who completed!

Ribbons have been distributed so if you didn't get one and think you should have, let me know (Chaz, don't forget to post that nice PZL in the gallery.)

Thanks all, and see you around the site!

Michael
brekinapez
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Georgia, United States
Joined: July 26, 2013
KitMaker: 1,915 posts
AeroScale: 110 posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 01, 2019 - 01:23 PM UTC
Nice job, Chaz.

Good to see the war's other participants get recognized.
Shrimpman
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Dublin, Ireland
Joined: August 14, 2016
KitMaker: 126 posts
AeroScale: 102 posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 01, 2019 - 06:40 PM UTC
Congratulations to everyone! Such nice models!


Quoted Text

.... Shrimpman, same to you. Lovely Fw 189 there. But what happened to the rear window?


Hi Torsten, as far as I could figure out, the rear window was able to rotate downwards to open the gun port. I wanted to make it in this position to show the MGs. In retrospect that was a mistake, it would look better with nice smooth canopy
RadekZ
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Warszawa, Poland
Joined: March 12, 2013
KitMaker: 125 posts
AeroScale: 85 posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 01, 2019 - 07:10 PM UTC
Michael, thanks for hosting a campaign and congrats for everyone who reached the deadline.
YankeeSteve
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Michigan, United States
Joined: July 10, 2018
KitMaker: 20 posts
AeroScale: 20 posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 01, 2019 - 11:49 PM UTC
PZL Pic posted....guess I did it wrong yesterday.

What a great campaign, appreciate the opportunity! Thanks to all who enlisted....and hosted... See ya at The Mighty Eighth or one of the others starting soon!!
ayovtshev
#490
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
Joined: September 22, 2016
KitMaker: 1,132 posts
AeroScale: 13 posts
Posted: Thursday, October 03, 2019 - 02:00 AM UTC

Quoted Text

...Ribbons have been distributed so if you didn't get one and think you should have, let me know (Chaz, don't forget to post that nice PZL in the gallery.)...



Michael,

I found out I have uploaded the picture of my Bulgarian StuG III in the wrong gallery:
https://gallery3.kitmaker.net/showgallery.php/cat/31720

BTW-there are also other pictures of finished builds, that I think belonged to Eastern Front Campaign, uploaded there...

I have just uploaded the pictures to the right gallery and I'm looking forward to receiving my ribbon

brekinapez
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Georgia, United States
Joined: July 26, 2013
KitMaker: 1,915 posts
AeroScale: 110 posts
Posted: Thursday, October 03, 2019 - 07:46 AM UTC
I'm in that same gallery.
MichaelSatin
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 3,523 posts
AeroScale: 2,561 posts
Posted: Thursday, October 03, 2019 - 09:25 AM UTC
That's odd. I wonder where that one came from? I didn't set it up.

Oh well, everyone there will get a ribbon as well, I suppose. Though if you posted in that gallery, I'd appreciate if you could also post in the official campaign gallery so we have a clean record.

Michael
brekinapez
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Georgia, United States
Joined: July 26, 2013
KitMaker: 1,915 posts
AeroScale: 110 posts
Posted: Thursday, October 03, 2019 - 12:08 PM UTC
Thanks, Michael. Pics will get moved. You know, I believe this also happened to GazzaS's Stalingrad campaign recently where two galleries appeared for the same campaign but under slightly different names.

Has anyone noticed this with any other campaigns recently?
MichaelSatin
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 3,523 posts
AeroScale: 2,561 posts
Posted: Thursday, October 03, 2019 - 12:26 PM UTC
I've seen it happen before Shell. I've posted a message in the staff forum about it and hopefully we'll clear it up.

Michael
ayovtshev
#490
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
Joined: September 22, 2016
KitMaker: 1,132 posts
AeroScale: 13 posts
Posted: Thursday, October 03, 2019 - 06:37 PM UTC
Michael,

Thanks for setting up and leading this interesting Campaign!
Thanks also to every one, who took part in it, regardless whether they managed to finish their builds or not,