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OFFICIAL: Schwalbe II
AussieReg
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Posted: Monday, September 14, 2020 - 08:04 PM UTC
Great stuff Gaz, another well run Campaign mate!

Well done to everybody who participated.

Cheers, D
GazzaS
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Posted: Monday, September 14, 2020 - 05:49 PM UTC
Congratulations to all who were able to complete this campaign! I appreciate your modelling efforts as well as your participation.

Well done, everyone!

The well-earned ribbons have been issued and should show up in your profile pages.

Gaz
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 10:16 PM UTC
Very nice build Jan, neat work on the wing modifications and great finish!

Cheers, D
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 08:35 PM UTC
Jan,
Great job! Congratulations on completing the campaign! I too like to see those flaps lowered.


Well done!
RussellE
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 12:50 PM UTC
Hi Jan

congrats on a great rendition of Airfix's 1/72 beasty!

I love how you've lowered the flaps for take off!
EHAM0624
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 08:19 AM UTC
My 262 entre

Just like Russel i decided to go for the same box and unit, not much pictures to be found on the Net for this specific aircraft unfortunately



I wanted to do a bit extra so after a bit of remodeling the flaps and slats where removed



And placed them back before painting



Painting was easy and decals where ok except for the white and blue squires that required a bit of extra attention with indeed Mirco set/sol.



and there you have it one Me-262 in take off mode



Tank you for a nice campaign Gaz!

RussellE
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Posted: Friday, September 11, 2020 - 09:35 PM UTC

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Congratulations Russell,
the Schwalbe is very nice. I like it very much. I wonder about the good fitting of the decals. I had major problems with mine on the Airfix Dornier 17. Mabye they changed something.

Oliver



Thank you Oliver

I'm sorry to hear of your difficulty with the Dornier decals...

In the case of the Me262 the decals went down very nicely... Although I am very careful to ensure I apply them to a gloss surface after soaking the decals in water, then dip them in a decal setting solution so that it goes under the decals without leaving too much on the surrounding model (I used Decalfix this time) and then apply a solvent over the top (in this case MicroSol) to ensure they snug down nicely.

Antilles
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Posted: Friday, September 11, 2020 - 08:09 PM UTC
Congratulations Russell,
the Schwalbe is very nice. I like it very much. I wonder about the good fitting of the decals. I had major problems with mine on the Airfix Dornier 17. Mabye they changed something.

Oliver
RussellE
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Posted: Friday, September 11, 2020 - 11:25 AM UTC

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Congratulations, Russell!

Great job on your Schwalbe! She's a beaut!!

Gaz



Thanks Gaz certainly an interesting campaign with lots of variants of the Schwalbe represented...

The Airfix kit built up quickly which I was surprised at, giving me the chance to finish it relatively quickly. Well, for me anyway


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Is there anyone else out there still building? Anyone close to finishing?



I don't think the email notifications for new posts are working properly anymore so not many people know you're asking...
GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, September 11, 2020 - 08:10 AM UTC
Is there anyone else out there still building? Anyone close to finishing?
GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, September 11, 2020 - 08:09 AM UTC
Congratulations, Russell!

Great job on your Schwalbe! She's a beaut!!

Gaz
AussieReg
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Posted: Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 10:21 PM UTC
That looks very nice Russ, neat job! How did the decals behave? They look like they laid down pretty smoothly.

Looking forward to the top shots now.

Cheers, D
RussellE
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Posted: Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 09:38 PM UTC
I'm calling Airfix's 1/72 Me262 done!

The box has been dismantled ready for archiving with the instructions

the obligatory underside shot


ok, the gallery seems to be back and running, so here we go





Thanks D, The Decals went down nice with a bit of MicroSol to help Even the Bavarian flag of blue and white with a little bit of coaxing from a soft brush.

Overall, I'm happy with the build (That's the 4th kit finish for me this year-and there's still time for a couple more).

The kit itself is nice in places, but in others it left me scratching my head, for example the fit of the wings.

Overall I give the kit a C+!

Lastly, Thanks to Gazza for a fun campaign!
AussieReg
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Posted: Friday, September 04, 2020 - 11:36 AM UTC
Looking very nice Russ, neat work! Looking forward to the next weathering stages.

Cheers, D
GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, September 04, 2020 - 09:19 AM UTC
Looks a treat, Russell!

Anyone else nearing the finish line?
RussellE
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Posted: Friday, September 04, 2020 - 12:24 AM UTC
nice work eMan

Decals and Shiny coats are on Airfix's 1/72 offering..



next steps: pin wash; assembly; satin coats...

Estimated completion on the 13th
AussieReg
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Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 10:39 PM UTC
Very nice clean build eMan, well done! I'm about to start assembly of the same kit as part of my dual build.

Cheers, D
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 03:56 PM UTC
Carlos,
I must apologize for missing your completion post a few weeks ago!

Your schwalbe looks fantastic. I noticed it today in the gallery and realized I hadn't added it to the completed list. So, I went back to check. I'm very sorry.

Congratulations and well done! Your Schwalbe came out perfectly.

GAz
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 03:52 PM UTC
Lap Man,
Congratulations on successfully completing the campaign. Your Schwalbe looks fantastic!

Great job!

Gaz
eMan
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Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 12:50 AM UTC
Me262A-2A-2a/U2 Jet bomber finished.



RussellE
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Posted: Friday, August 21, 2020 - 02:06 PM UTC

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Nice work Russ, looks like you will tune up this free-hand airbrushing in no time! What paint did you use for the top colour?

Cheers, D


Damian the top colour is RLM 83 by Colourcoats

Fingers crossed I can tidy up the over spray without over spraying


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Russell: Camo looks spot on ! Nice work!

Oliver


Oliver Thank you


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Russell,
The paint looks great! Nicely free-handed. Extension... no problem.


Our new date will be September 14, 2020. Let me know if you (or anyone else) need(s) more, mate.


Gas



Gaz Thank you Fingers crossed, but I reckon 2 weeks should be enough to overcome the hurdle of home schooling
GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, August 21, 2020 - 10:45 AM UTC
Russell,
The paint looks great! Nicely free-handed. Extension... no problem.


Our new date will be September 14, 2020. Let me know if you (or anyone else) need(s) more, mate.


Gas
Antilles
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Posted: Friday, August 21, 2020 - 01:10 AM UTC
Russell: Camo looks spot on ! Nice work!

Oliver
AussieReg
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Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 10:50 PM UTC
Nice work Russ, looks like you will tune up this free-hand airbrushing in no time! What paint did you use for the top colour?

Cheers, D
RussellE
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Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 08:29 PM UTC
Well, this is the first time I've freehanded the airbrushing of a plane... not bad if I do say so myself... Although there are a couple of areas around the engines that will need tweaking...



Gaz, I reckon I might need an extension... All this home schooling business has seriously impeded my bench time