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OFFICIAL: Schwalbe II
GazzaS
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Friday, February 28, 2020 - 01:12 PM UTC
Hey everyone,
Tomorrow is 1st March here. I'll be working, so I'm submitting my pre-build photos of my Revell kit today. It's a circa 2006 release and I just pulled off the cellophane today.

It's a pretty basic kit, and I'm happy with that. Unfortunately the decals are a little worse for wear. There is some yellowing and some brown splotches. I'll use what I can, and if necessary cut masks for the crosses.


I'll be looking forward to your pre-build photos!

Happy Modelling!

Gaz
AussieReg
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#007
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Friday, February 28, 2020 - 04:57 PM UTC
One more sleep for us Gaz!

My pre-build photos, along with a whole bunch of other stuff, is in THIS THREAD.

Since I'm doing a side-by-side dual build, I though I would open a dedicated build log thread, and post the relevant updates in the Campaign thread.

Cheers, D
Tiger205
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Alabama, United States
Joined: February 02, 2009
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Posted: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 10:33 AM UTC
Thanks for the welcome Gaz!

Hereís my kick off photo (I hope). There are a couple items (ultracast seat and yahu instrument panel) yet to arrive but should have them next week. Hopefully I wonít back off from the slats. Iíve had them for awhile and should really put them to use. Not sure about markings just yet but will most likely be for Major Nowotny.

Matt

GazzaS
#424
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Posted: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 11:42 AM UTC
Welcome to the campaign, Matt! I'll be looking forward to see how your build comes to fruition.

Gaz
MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 11:50 AM UTC
Well, it's March 1 in jolly old Greenwich, so I'm launching this one. This campaign is now LIVE! Have at it!

Michael
GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 11:54 AM UTC
Thank you, Michael!
bomber14
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: February 02, 2015
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Posted: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 05:07 PM UTC

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One more sleep for us Gaz!

My pre-build photos, along with a whole bunch of other stuff, is in THIS THREAD.

Since I'm doing a side-by-side dual build, I though I would open a dedicated build log thread, and post the relevant updates in the Campaign thread.

Cheers, D



Damian it looks to me that the canopies on the dragon kis open and close. is that correct? also i don't know why the hobby boss and tamiya kits waste plastic with radio details in the fuselage that can't be seen when at the very least a set of wing slats would be more useful. an engine would be too much to ask for too i guess. lol
brekinapez
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 07:42 PM UTC
I haven't opened anything yet.

PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 07:56 PM UTC
Here's my entry:



Being a German packaging, the kit comes with incomplete decals, so I'm quite tempted to finish this in US markings.
AussieReg
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 07:58 PM UTC

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Damian it looks to me that the canopies on the dragon kis open and close. is that correct?



Hi Joe. It certainly looks that way, but then the support prop might fix it in the open position. I will let you know when we get to that stage!


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also i don't know why the hobby boss and tamiya kits waste plastic with radio details in the fuselage that can't be seen when at the very least a set of wing slats would be more useful. an engine would be too much to ask for too i guess. lol



Yes, some engine detail on at least one wing would be great. The other Dragon kits, and their Cyber Hobby releases, all have at least one engine with internals.

I will start the parts clean-up on stage 1 of both kits in the next couple of days, really looking forward to getting stuck in!

Shell, Pasi it will be great to see your work on the 2 large-scale kits here as well.

Cheers, D
GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 09:29 PM UTC

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I haven't opened anything yet.



Shell, glad to have you here!


Gaz
GazzaS
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 09:31 PM UTC

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Here's my entry:
Being a German packaging, the kit comes with incomplete decals, so I'm quite tempted to finish this in US markings.



Pasi,
A pleasure to have you campaigning with us again!


Gaz
Antilles
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: March 22, 2015
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Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2020 - 02:22 AM UTC
Hello fellow modelers,

very nice entries so far. Here is the start picture of my Schwalbe:

Revell Me 262 A-1a/U3 in 1/72 scale. It is the Recce version, so "say cheese"!



Have fun

Oliver
GazzaS
#424
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Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2020 - 08:48 AM UTC
Oliver,
Welcome to the campaign!

Gaz
AussieReg
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#007
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Monday, March 02, 2020 - 12:55 AM UTC
Well folks, styrene has been cut, TET has been applied! The first 3 stages of Part 1 on the Hobby Boss kit are done, 15 parts involved here. Once they have cured I will apply some sprue goo to the joins to neaten things up a bit. The styrene on the HB kit responds well to TET and the fit and details are quite good.




Cheers, D
GazzaS
#424
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Monday, March 02, 2020 - 02:28 PM UTC
Youíre off to a quick start, Damian. Good to see!
YankeeSteve
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Michigan, United States
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Posted: Monday, March 02, 2020 - 02:34 PM UTC
...and away we go! Hasegawa 1/72....partially started w/PE details. This one's been sitting around for almost 10 YEARS!



Horrido, y'all.....
GazzaS
#424
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Monday, March 02, 2020 - 04:49 PM UTC
Chaz,
Welcome to the campaign! The joy of styrene... after ten years, it's still ready to give you the pleasure of finishing it.
Gaz
AussieReg
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#007
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Monday, March 02, 2020 - 10:56 PM UTC
Another hour at the bench tonight, this time work on the Dragon cockpit.


And a couple of dry-fit side-by-side shots.



Cheers, D
forest1000
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: December 14, 2014
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Posted: Tuesday, March 03, 2020 - 12:10 AM UTC
Jo-Han Me-262 that'll build a few versions. I have an aftermarket cockpit to squeeze in it, too.

GazzaS
#424
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Tuesday, March 03, 2020 - 04:54 PM UTC
David,
Welcome to the campaign. I've never known of Jo-Han models before so i had to look up your kit. It's definitely vintage... 1973. I was only 7 years old, then. I'm keen to see how it'll look.


Damian, there's certainly some detail disparity in the moldings between your two kits. Keep up the good work.
SGTJKJ
#041
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2020 - 12:36 AM UTC
David, that is a real oldie of a swalbe kit. I wonder if I can find an old monogram or matchbox version in my stash. Then we can make a old timer kit parade

Looking forward to see how it builds up.
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rochaped
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Lisboa, Portugal
Joined: August 27, 2010
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Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2020 - 12:12 PM UTC
Here is my entry for this campaign, surprise surprise itís Tamiya-San kit.
As you can see lots of AM goods to be added, but still undecided if Iím building a Sturmvogel or a Schwalbe. Since the kit is the Jabo Sturmvogel I still have a resin 4 gun fairing around for the fighter version.

Hope you donít mind the fact that I will start the build at best in May, still some kits on the workbench to complete first.

Cheers
Pedro