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OFFICIAL: Those Radial Fighters Campaign
Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 10:11 AM UTC
@ Peter: I like all (3) ribbons.

@ Pasi: nice looking radial. Maybe I should ship my engines to you to build and paint.

Bob
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 11:27 AM UTC
I've been in a modeling slump lately so I decided to jump into this one with something simple:





I don't really have any experience with 1/144 kits but this seems to be nice one, and goes together quickly. To make it even more simple, I'm going with a -1D with this build (one color!)

By the way, I like the middle ribbon.

Michael
Lakota
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Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 12:28 PM UTC
Nice pick Michael. Can't wait to see it completed.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
Bigrip74
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Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 01:32 PM UTC
I did not know that AFV even produced an F4U much less in 1/144.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 01:46 PM UTC

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I did not know that AFV even produced an F4U much less in 1/144.



Yeppers, and it's really quite well done! They do a version with folded wings too.

Michael
Bigrip74
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Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 01:49 PM UTC

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I did not know that AFV even produced an F4U much less in 1/144.



Yeppers, and it's really quite well done! They do a version with folded wings too.

Michael



1. my eyes are not good enough to see what I would be doing.
2. my big fat fingers cannot hold small parts with out them shooting off to the nether region even with tweezers.

I will follow your progress.

Bob
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, December 01, 2019 - 07:18 AM UTC
Well, as I said, it goes together quickly. I actually had it painted before I remembered to take pictures.



Quite a lot of very good recessed surface detail and at least a minimal cockpit.



That pitot tube is molded on to the wing. I think I deserve some sort of prize for not knocking it off yet!

About to start on decals.

Michael
Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, December 01, 2019 - 12:06 PM UTC
1. WOW.
2. how did you mask the canopy.
3. gotta love what you've done. I will just need my magnifying hood.
petbat
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, December 01, 2019 - 10:23 PM UTC
Nice Michael. At that size, one colour would be my preference too!

1/144th scale form AFV club is new to me too.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Monday, December 02, 2019 - 01:11 AM UTC

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1. WOW.
2. how did you mask the canopy.
3. gotta love what you've done. I will just need my magnifying hood.



Thanks! I didn't actually mask the canopy. I painted the outside frames with a very small brush and the inside ones with a toothpick. I think it came out fairly well. By the way, unlike many 1:144 kits I've seen built up, the canopy fit perfectly. The decals are thin and settle in very well, though they're a bit off register and translucent in this sample. Still, I really recommend this kit.



Michael
brekinapez
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Monday, December 02, 2019 - 01:30 PM UTC
Entering with this as I don't have any built since I sold off all my 21st Century Toys pre-builts. It will be OOB for the most part except for materials around my house.

md72
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Posted: Tuesday, December 03, 2019 - 07:12 PM UTC
Here's my start photo. It's Airfix's 1/72 Brewster F2A Buffalo. It's an old bagged Airfix kit, I had to snag a Squadron vac to replace the bomb aiming window.

I almost laid down a coat of interior paint before I snapped the photo. But, the circuit failed in my paint shed, so I've got to wait on repairs.
GaryKato
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California, United States
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Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2019 - 04:52 PM UTC
Maybe this will get my modeling mojo restarted.

Inside of fuselage painted, though I have no idea what color the engine bay is.



Need to finish one as there are 2 more of the same kit packed in the box.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2019 - 08:27 AM UTC
Well, just like that, here it is. The 1/144 AFV Club F4U-1D:



I normally build in 1/48 or 1/32, but I do like the Corsair so I picked a couple of these up. Really a very nice little kit (with the emphasis on little.) It went together very well and even the decals went down nicely, despite being a bit out of register. Here it is with the HUGE Tamiya 1/48 kit:



Can't wait to finish the 1/32 one and see how that looks!

Thanks for watching and good luck to everyone working on their entries!

Michael
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2019 - 09:00 AM UTC
Excellent Michael - both of them!
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2019 - 10:26 AM UTC

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Excellent Michael - both of them!



Thanks Peter!

Michael
Lakota
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Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2019 - 12:47 PM UTC
Howdy Y'all
In progress photo of my 1/72 Ki-84 Frank.

I'll need to find my acrylic filler or buy more when I go to the LHS 200 miles away. The wing joints need some filling. I started priming but I'll put this one away until I get the seams filled.
Michael-your Corsair came out very nice, congratulations on a completed build.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
stoney
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, December 08, 2019 - 08:15 AM UTC
Hi everyone, jumping in here with a classic Tamiya kit, and my first FW190
Sprayed some Mr surfacer 1500 for primer and am adding Ultracast wheels and a seat as my usual go to. Ive got some aftermarket decals that I may or may not go for, see how I feel. Cheers!



md72
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Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 06:25 PM UTC
Making bits of progress. Getting the interior painted. The pilot is in the paint shop. Tried my first ever vac 'canopy' to get a replacement for the missing ventral glass. Almost didn't screw it up.

Might have trimmed it a might too small, it's hard to get in position and it keeps slipping through. Might have to add a shim to make sure that the glue really holds.
stoney
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Posted: Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 02:50 PM UTC
Progress update, things are together, masking is down. Tamiya have you cut the masking out which is a bit of a pain but a nice touch to have it included. Should be able to get a coat of mr surfacer 1500 on as a primer tomorrow

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gtveloce65
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 04:59 AM UTC
This arrived very recently and as it has a radial engine and was a fighter, I'll see if I can get it finished in time!
That would be a first

Lakota
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Posted: Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 01:01 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
Eric-good progress
Clive-nice choice, looking forward to your build.
I bought some plastic (Vallejo Acrylic) putty. I love the stuff for seams as it cleans up nicely with a wet cotton swab and paper towels. Now I have to sand and prime for my next step.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
stoney
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Posted: Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 06:28 AM UTC
Thanks Don, its nice building such a relaxed, well fitting kit like this. I hope the Frank is treating you well, such a cool looking aircraft.

Got the primer on and the lower marbling on, now its time to crawl into a wetsuit and go surfing in sight of Alaska, hope everyone has a great weekend and amazing hollidays!
"If Vader flew a focke wulf"