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OFFICIAL: Mighty Eighth Campaign
Antilles
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: March 22, 2015
KitMaker: 653 posts
AeroScale: 605 posts
Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 03:43 AM UTC
Thomas,

excellent built of the kit and a great tribute. Congratulation!

Oliver
b17-peter
#392
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Hessen, Germany
Joined: January 09, 2013
KitMaker: 648 posts
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Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 06:11 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Thomas,

excellent built of the kit and a great tribute. Congratulation!

Oliver



Can't say anything else! Marvellous, Thomas
b17-peter
#392
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Hessen, Germany
Joined: January 09, 2013
KitMaker: 648 posts
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Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 06:18 AM UTC
Hi mates,
I intend to take part with that entry (if I can manage to finish it in time )


Cheers Peter
whitewolf_mk67
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Iran / فارسى
Joined: September 20, 2018
KitMaker: 24 posts
AeroScale: 8 posts
Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2020 - 02:45 AM UTC
Hi everyone .
here is my entry i hope i finish it in time. this is 1/48 p51d mustang 8th AF version from tamiya




majid
YankeeSteve
#511
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Michigan, United States
Joined: July 10, 2018
KitMaker: 38 posts
AeroScale: 38 posts
Posted: Friday, February 07, 2020 - 02:40 PM UTC
In progress!! Still getting through construction issues....

PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
Joined: October 01, 2016
KitMaker: 476 posts
AeroScale: 226 posts
Posted: Sunday, April 05, 2020 - 05:12 AM UTC
I'll start painting soon:



For some reason I find B-17's airframe to have very pleasing shape. My favorite so far, although it change after Airfix releases their Vulcan.
md72
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Washington, United States
Joined: November 05, 2005
KitMaker: 4,745 posts
AeroScale: 3,068 posts
Posted: Wednesday, April 08, 2020 - 04:43 PM UTC
Oops this one almost slipped by me. Academy's 1/72 Thunderbolt. 84th Fighter Squadron, 78th Fighter Group, served a little time in the 8th AF.

If I leave off the PE, I might knock it out in 6 weeks.
Propster
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: January 01, 2019
KitMaker: 81 posts
AeroScale: 38 posts
Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 01:36 PM UTC
Hi all I will be building Eduard's P-51D-5, using the markings of Lt Walter Mullins, 55th FS, 20th F, 8th AF.





b17-peter
#392
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Hessen, Germany
Joined: January 09, 2013
KitMaker: 648 posts
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Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 08:41 AM UTC
Great choice, Stephen, love that nose art
@Pasi - The fortress looks impressive even without paint..
@Mark - Nice kit, I built it two years ago, no problems.
Good luck mates!
b17-peter
#392
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Hessen, Germany
Joined: January 09, 2013
KitMaker: 648 posts
AeroScale: 576 posts
Posted: Sunday, May 03, 2020 - 01:13 AM UTC
Here is the actual status of my build:

gettting ready for the paint shop
PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
Joined: October 01, 2016
KitMaker: 476 posts
AeroScale: 226 posts
Posted: Tuesday, May 05, 2020 - 06:13 AM UTC
More painting ahead:

md72
#439
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Washington, United States
Joined: November 05, 2005
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Posted: Thursday, May 07, 2020 - 05:34 PM UTC
On a wing and a prayer. I might get something done in time.

john41492
#442
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Malacca, Malaysia
Joined: July 20, 2015
KitMaker: 340 posts
AeroScale: 317 posts
Posted: Saturday, May 09, 2020 - 01:14 AM UTC
Hi All,

I thought I put a progress shot in here, but with all the things going on, I didn't. So here goes!

I started with the wings of course!



The fit was so-so. Using tape to keep things aligned helped to restore the panel lines lost to sanding. I used superglue to fill any unwanted seams.

Next I worked on the engines. I have found that Revell, Monogram engine faces with the prop lug tend to droop. To avoid this I replace the prop shaft with brass tubing and also insert tubing into the engine face. This makes for a much better fit, with no droop!





I then moved onto the fuselage. There's not much detail in the Revell kit, so if you want it you'll have to scratch it out. I decided not to go that path. First you don't see too much inside a B-17 anyway, and second, where this is going not many will notice. I really wanted to focus on the exterior and try to get it looking as it did on it's last mission return, or for the war bond tour in the US. Pretty dirty!

I pieced the fuselage together using CA glue and liquid cement, filling was the name of the game, but after a few tries it got better. I wound up throwing Tamiya putty on the underside of the port wing (really bad fit). I also made some liquid plastic by dissolving cut sprue into some liquid cement, and used that to fill the rather large gaps on the wing fuselage join.



Now I'm going through the process of masking all the glass, and there's a lot!! After that I'm sure there will be some more minor filling and then off to the paint shop!

Stay safe, wash your hands and have fun!
b17-peter
#392
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Hessen, Germany
Joined: January 09, 2013
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Posted: Saturday, May 09, 2020 - 03:29 AM UTC
Nearly ready for decals now, but there are always a few places which need some fixing with the brush before the gloss coat...


BTW, I realised late, but not too late, that the red ring on the nose was too narrow. So it's masking again and fixing afterwards again....
Cheers
Peter
whitewolf_mk67
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Iran / فارسى
Joined: September 20, 2018
KitMaker: 24 posts
AeroScale: 8 posts
Posted: Sunday, May 10, 2020 - 02:53 AM UTC
Hi all
here is some of my progress on my p51
now ready for painting






majid
b17-peter
#392
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Hessen, Germany
Joined: January 09, 2013
KitMaker: 648 posts
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Posted: Monday, May 11, 2020 - 07:06 AM UTC
Well mates,
I think I'll finish in time
Decals are on, now comes the last clear coat...
Stay safe and well, mates!
Cheers
Peter
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
Joined: September 22, 2016
KitMaker: 218 posts
AeroScale: 187 posts
Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 10:08 AM UTC
Hello, i've finally started my mustang a week ago.







b17-peter
#392
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Hessen, Germany
Joined: January 09, 2013
KitMaker: 648 posts
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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 05:26 AM UTC
Done!

Pictures in the gallery, too.
Thanks for another fine campaign (which I could finish in time )
Cheers mates
YankeeSteve
#511
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Michigan, United States
Joined: July 10, 2018
KitMaker: 38 posts
AeroScale: 38 posts
Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 01:47 PM UTC
Ok, it's been awhile....but progress made on all three campaigns..... I have also employed a Silhouette Cameo 4 to help with masking and insignias!!! All metal paints here are Vallejo line, over Mr Surfacer and Vallejo's gloss black.



Using the masking capabilities to keep from D-Day stripes coming through the white star...etc..


ETO, D-Day, and Urban Drew's markings. Coatings, Decals, Final Assemblies, Weathering....pending
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
Joined: September 22, 2016
KitMaker: 218 posts
AeroScale: 187 posts
Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 06:50 PM UTC
Hello,

it's possible to have a two weeks extension?
john41492
#442
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Malacca, Malaysia
Joined: July 20, 2015
KitMaker: 340 posts
AeroScale: 317 posts
Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 11:03 PM UTC
Hi All,

I'd like two weeks extra too! Getting ready to decal the beast, plus the little stuff would make for haste so close to the end.
MichaelSatin
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 3,781 posts
AeroScale: 2,787 posts
Posted: Friday, May 22, 2020 - 01:53 AM UTC
I don't believe in two week extensions. It's one month or nothing! So...

I'm giving a on month extension to this campaign. It will now end on 1 July. But that's it, so get cracking!

Michael
whitewolf_mk67
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Iran / فارسى
Joined: September 20, 2018
KitMaker: 24 posts
AeroScale: 8 posts
Posted: Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 06:07 AM UTC
Hi All
its Done .i finished my mustang and pictures in gallery now
thanks for the campaign




MichaelSatin
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 3,781 posts
AeroScale: 2,787 posts
Posted: Monday, May 25, 2020 - 09:25 AM UTC
Well, once again the big B-17 failed to launch. So, here at the last minute, I'm going to try something different, a dual build of razorback Mustangs for this campaign and the Big Three campaign. My chosen projects:



For this campaign, the P-51B of Lt./Capt. Robert D. Brown from the 362nd FS, 357th FG in the Spring of 1944. I'm going with the kit decals on this one:



Prior to today all I'd done to this kit was paint the prop tips yellow and mask off some of the clear parts, so I think I'm under the limit.

Let's see how this goes.

Michael
Redhand
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: January 20, 2013
KitMaker: 1,416 posts
AeroScale: 1,399 posts
Posted: Monday, May 25, 2020 - 12:49 PM UTC
@TimReynaga

That's quite the little beauty! Surprising to see such detail in such a small scale kit! I'm impressed.