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Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, May 10, 2020 - 03:01 PM UTC
It has been some time since I have been on the site. I see a lot of really great building photos.

Life gets in the way at times.

This is where I left off on the SNJ.



Redhand
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Posted: Monday, May 11, 2020 - 02:57 AM UTC
Noted.

Is the Korean War campaign official yet? What are the actual sign-up procedures? It will be my first.
md72
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Posted: Monday, May 11, 2020 - 03:50 AM UTC
Wow, I've kinda stalled on this one too. I need to get my F-14 back to the paint shop.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, May 11, 2020 - 01:35 PM UTC
Mark, it would be nice to see your F-14 again.

Bob
md72
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Posted: Monday, May 11, 2020 - 07:01 PM UTC
Here ya go.

MichaelSatin
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Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 10:03 AM UTC

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Noted.

Is the Korean War campaign official yet? What are the actual sign-up procedures? It will be my first.



Brian,

Yep, it's official. To sign up, go here and, on the right side of the page, click on the "Enlist" button. Should be a good one (as is this one!)

Michael
RedwingNev
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England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, May 15, 2020 - 07:46 AM UTC
So as I've recently finished a couple of models and got a couple more approaching completion time to throw my hat in the ring with this one.

A good, un-complicated kit with a nice un-complicated scheme, I'm hoping for a relatively quick build.

Bigrip74
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Posted: Friday, May 15, 2020 - 07:49 AM UTC
Neil, what is your opinion re: this Hasegawa F6f vs. the Eduard F6f?

Bob
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Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 04:04 AM UTC

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Neil, what is your opinion re: this Hasegawa F6f vs. the Eduard F6f?

Bob



Hi Bob, I've never built the Eduard kit so I can't compare. I built the Hasegawa kit ~20 years ago and it's a typical Hasegawa kit of that era - Good fit, good detail, not over engineered. Cant comment on accuracy but it looks like a Hellcat to me
Bigrip74
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Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 02:30 PM UTC

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Neil, what is your opinion re: this Hasegawa F6f vs. the Eduard F6f?

Bob



Hi Bob, I've never built the Eduard kit so I can't compare. I built the Hasegawa kit ~20 years ago and it's a typical Hasegawa kit of that era - Good fit, good detail, not over engineered. Cant comment on accuracy but it looks like a Hellcat to me



Neil, if you like it that is all that matters.

I had planned on painting my SNJ this week, but several thunderstorms came through so not taking a chance my moister filter will work.
Pave-Hawk
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 01:41 PM UTC
Painted and ready for decals.


Had issues with the primer in the end and couldn't be fussed to keep trying to fix it, so even with a gloss coat (and it looks very glossy in person at the moment) the paint feels very gritty from the undercoat.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 01:45 PM UTC
iain, I love the S-2. I had the chance to be around a couple while stationed at NAS Patuxent River in the early 70's.

Yours look good.

Bob
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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 02:29 PM UTC
Thanks Bob.

I do wish the primer hadn't gone so rough, and there are a few gaps that have shown up under paint, but overall I am reasonably satisfied with progress so far though a few after market bits could really lift this kit.
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
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Posted: Monday, May 18, 2020 - 03:40 AM UTC
My entry for this campaign:

steviecee
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United States
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Posted: Friday, May 22, 2020 - 01:24 PM UTC
Akitsu Maru as completed
Torpon
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Posted: Friday, May 29, 2020 - 12:50 AM UTC
@Iain, I have done much worse with the primer. I use Vallejo and overspray always shows. Yours looks good from here.

@Neal and @Frank, I love Hellcats, bring them on!

@Steve, I can't see the image.

I have finished with the interior of my Seahawk. Mixed feelings about the model: Lacks fine detail but builds nicely, I would have prefered a more complex model with more details. I added the Eduard set and, for the first time for me, a few scratch details that I am really proud of.



Carlos.
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Posted: Friday, May 29, 2020 - 03:21 PM UTC
Thanks Carlos, your Seahawk is coming along nicely too.


Decals have been completed on one side of my Tracker. A Uni deadline meant I had to put it on hold so it will be stuck like this for another week I think.



Bigrip74
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Posted: Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 02:25 PM UTC
Carlos, nice job on your Seahawk.

Iian, really good looking S2.

I have already sprayed on 3 coats of XF-3 yellow on my SNJ and it still looks like it needs more.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Friday, June 05, 2020 - 08:30 AM UTC
i found that yellow does not cover very well. So I did something unexpected and read tips on painting. If the area is painted white first the yellow will stand out.

Torpon
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Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2020 - 06:09 AM UTC
@Iain the Tracker looks fantastic, did you sand the primer down?
@Bob, the SNJ looked yellow from here but I am sure a white coat will help.

I have been the whole week messing about with my Seahack filling gaps, sanding, scribing and again and again. I got burned the Friday and decided to prime and move on.



I clearly need more practice re-scrbing. Next time....

Carlos.

Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2020 - 06:34 AM UTC
Carlos, our pre shading looks good from what I see.

Bob
TheDiggs
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Illinois, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, June 09, 2020 - 05:21 AM UTC
Greetings Everyone, getting a late start but better late then never. I have wanted an excuse to get this kit out of the stash for awhile now and here it goes:
Bigrip74
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Posted: Tuesday, June 09, 2020 - 06:29 AM UTC
David, it is nice to have the Enterprise aboard. I will follow your progress eagerly. Just had the chance to purchase the DVD Midway ( I had not heard of the film until recently ) and loved the scenes of the Enterprise.

Bob
Bigrip74
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Posted: Tuesday, June 09, 2020 - 01:35 PM UTC
The SNJ is yellow now, but I was wondering if they were flat are gloss.
SpeedyJ
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Bangkok, Thailand / ไทย
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Posted: Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 01:11 AM UTC
Hi all,
Enlisted just now. My kit will come on Saturday, aftermarket on it's way too.
Academy kit 12305 F-4J will be my build for the campaign. Searching for aftermarket decals to build Coral Sea CVA-43_F-4J_VF-194 Red Lightnings, still no match found, so advice on where to look is appreciated.

See you soon with my starting pictures.