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OFFICIAL: Those Radial Fighters Campaign
Sleepwalker71
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Singapore / 新加坡
Joined: August 30, 2012
KitMaker: 241 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, July 07, 2020 - 01:52 PM UTC
Thanks for the campaign. A bit bumpy for me, by finally I have an iconic Zero in my collection.
jimb
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New York, United States
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KitMaker: 2,459 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, July 07, 2020 - 11:22 AM UTC
I know I kind of swept in at the tail end of this with my Smurf Scale Thunderbolt, but there were a lot of really nice radial engine fighters built for this campaign.

Bad luck with the Raiden there, Fredrick. Hopefully you'll be able to get it all squared away.

Jim
ColinEdm
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ARMORAMA
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Alberta, Canada
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Posted: Tuesday, July 07, 2020 - 10:33 AM UTC
Shell, beautiful job on your FW.

Frederick, sorry to see the problems with your Raiden, that is really too bad.

Michael, thanks for the campaign. Whee! My first wing thing campaign ribbon!
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
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Posted: Tuesday, July 07, 2020 - 10:13 AM UTC
I'm afraid it's time to wrap this one up. Thanks to Bob for leading the campaign, to everyone for participating, and congrats to those who finished! Ribbons have been awarded, so if you didn't get one and think you should have, let me know!

See you around the site(s)!

Michael
JPTRR
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RAILROAD MODELING
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Tennessee, United States
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Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2020 - 03:13 PM UTC
...until the storm.

Well guys, I hate to but I'm going to have to admit defeat. I'm not going to get this Raiden done by midnight. We were moving along pretty well. "Jack" was all going great until a thunderstorm blew in and soaked it with rain and splashed a bunch of dirt and stuff up on it which I had to clean off and dry off. I did, it worked out well but then, what I want to start painting it, my paint failed. Second coat went on okay but by then, too much time has been lost. There's also some corrosion where the salt weathering is reacting with the paint;this paint has not done this to me before. Maybe it's the type of salt, maybe it's the type of paint. I don't know. But it doesn't look the way I need it too.





Maybe a third coat? But that will keep me from being able to do the underside tonight. But I'll keep pressing on. It's 9 p.m. right now so that 3 hours to go. I won't make it but I'll get it as far as long as I can and jus t be, oh, maybe an honorable mention? But it's been fun. Might finish him tomorrow or the next day. And still I'll let everybody see it when it's done.
Sleepwalker71
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Singapore / 新加坡
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Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2020 - 03:10 PM UTC
Your Raiden is going nicely together. Leaving it on the sun on metal (I guess) surface is a sort of bravery.
JPTRR
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RAILROAD MODELING
#051
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Tennessee, United States
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Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2020 - 03:04 PM UTC

Quoted Text

I don't know what temps are like in Tennessee, but if you left a kit in the sun to dry in my part of Georgia you would have a gull-wing plane when finished.


Shell, we're similar, although I am in the mountains. It hit 90 yesterday, I think, and 91 today...

...until the storm.
JPTRR
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RAILROAD MODELING
#051
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Tennessee, United States
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Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2020 - 03:00 PM UTC
Last night I shot the yellow leading edge ID color. This morning I masked them, then mixed and shot the Mitsubishi blue-black anti-glare panel. Once again, "helped" the color cure by parking "Jack" in the sun while I went to cut grass.
brekinapez
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Georgia, United States
Joined: July 26, 2013
KitMaker: 2,177 posts
AeroScale: 155 posts
Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2020 - 02:56 PM UTC
I don't know what temps are like in Tennessee, but if you left a kit in the sun to dry in my part of Georgia you would have a gull-wing plane when finished.
JPTRR
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RAILROAD MODELING
#051
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Tennessee, United States
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Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2020 - 02:07 PM UTC
Yesterday's progress, although I didn't have time to upload the pix.

Paint and washing in cockpit.



I am building this bird out-of-the-box, except added P/E seatbelts by Eduard, and scratched-built the engine control quadrant (not installed yet).

Tamiya's decal is acceptable.


Assembled the airframe Friday. Primed her and added gear well color Saturday the 4th. To try to speed the process, she is setting in the afternoon sun.

jimb
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New York, United States
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Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2020 - 01:06 PM UTC
Great looking FW190, Shell. Well done.

Jim
brekinapez
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2020 - 12:32 PM UTC
Done. The only thing missing are seat belts as the kit only comes with decals and those look like butt compared to the rest of the plane. Ordered some but things are a bit delayed and they didn't make it in time.

The plane is meant to be 'White 11' of 1./SG4 stationed in Italy, Summer 1944. This plane was over-painted in the Mediterranean camo scheme and all upper stencils, the upper Balkenkreuz, and tail markings got painted as well. Now I have lots of extra FW 190 stencil decals.

Model is OOB except for the radio antenna wiring.






ColinEdm
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ARMORAMA
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Alberta, Canada
Joined: October 15, 2013
KitMaker: 1,321 posts
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Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2020 - 05:14 AM UTC
Great job Damian!
Sleepwalker71
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Singapore / 新加坡
Joined: August 30, 2012
KitMaker: 241 posts
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Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2020 - 04:04 AM UTC
I consider it done.
Model plagued with many problems, but finally, I managed to finish it. One missing thing in the markings is two yellow chevrons before vertical stabiliser. Sorry, that was over my skills now...



More photos in the gallery, assuming it will start work soon.
JPTRR
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RAILROAD MODELING
#051
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Tennessee, United States
Joined: December 21, 2002
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AeroScale: 3,148 posts
Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2020 - 11:53 AM UTC
Hi Gang,

It is 1948 hrs, July 4th. I'm working on a "hail Mary" to finish Jack by midnight tomorrow. Here she is after gluing the airframe today, under the noon sun, letting the Tamiya and Ambroid liquid glue cure. After I post this, I'm going down to prime her.

Big hiccup - downloaded Windows 10 update 2004 Thursday. Now my PC runs like it is full of tube glue!

Wish me luck.
JPTRR
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RAILROAD MODELING
#051
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Tennessee, United States
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Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 05:01 PM UTC
Thanks, Men,

I'll officially join. Painted some m last night. Will post ASAP.
jimb
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New York, United States
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Posted: Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 12:54 AM UTC
The more the merrier! Let's see your Raiden.

Jim
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
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Posted: Friday, June 26, 2020 - 01:32 PM UTC
Frederick, I would love to see your build of the Raiden.

Bob
JPTRR
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RAILROAD MODELING
#051
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Tennessee, United States
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Posted: Friday, June 26, 2020 - 01:18 PM UTC
Hi Group,

Late to the party as usual. Only 9 days to go. But if you'll have me, I want to build this for the campaign. OOB, no frills, just a straight build to try to beat back AMS (Advanced Modeler Syndrome) and just go for simple joy of building.

So, whad'ya say?
jimb
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New York, United States
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Posted: Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 12:26 AM UTC
Thanks, Peter.

Jim
b17-peter
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Hessen, Germany
Joined: January 09, 2013
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Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 07:12 PM UTC
@Bob - The Rufe looks great and the decals went ok at last! Congrats!

@Jim - You finished that nimble old kit in style! I like it!

Good work, mates!
jimb
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New York, United States
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Posted: Sunday, June 21, 2020 - 10:43 AM UTC
Thanks, Bob. Got to give Smurf Scale a try. They sure take up less room. The Sweet Aviation kits are good, and I've heard good things about Eduard & Platz.

The NMF is Tamiya Gloss Aluminum (TS-17) right out of the can. Would it work in a larger scale? Probably not, but it looks good in this small scale.

Jim
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Sunday, June 21, 2020 - 09:24 AM UTC
Good job Jim. I have always been afraid of NMF and 1/144

Again, nice job on one of my favorite a/c.

Bob
jimb
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New York, United States
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Posted: Sunday, June 21, 2020 - 08:08 AM UTC
So, it might not be pretty, but it's done. And it looks like a Thunderbolt. The fit was pretty bad, and the decals gave me a lot of trouble, but the kit is from 1997 so what can you really expect. I'm happy with the results, and I think it'll look ok on the shelf.





Jim
ColinEdm
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ARMORAMA
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Alberta, Canada
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Posted: Friday, June 19, 2020 - 02:48 AM UTC
Great job on the Rufe Rob!