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OFFICIAL: Bent Wing Birds Campaign
GaryKato
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California, United States
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Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 07:27 AM UTC


This is the size difference for the horizontal stabilizer struts. I'll probably just replace the strut with the short shot instead of trying to extend it. Also trying to get the stabilizers to fit the fuselage and the engine into the engine compartment. Getting close on those.

I'm tempted to put the decals on before putting the fuselage halves together. Since I'm painting the aircraft by hand, I won't have to worry about overspray if I need to smooth the fuselage joint out.
md72
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Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 08:05 AM UTC
Neat work Jesper. Most of those Marine birds were flying off of crushed coral runways. It was kind of like sandblasting the surfaces on every takeoff and landing. Of course they were beaten up.
SGTJKJ
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 05:48 PM UTC
wow! Very cool picture! Clearly it is difficult to overdo the weathering on these birds!

Thanks for sharing and for the insights.
brekinapez
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 06:05 PM UTC
Went into my stash to look for something to build in between my other campaign builds and decided on a Stuka. Then loaded into the new posts section and saw thread at the top. So how about this:

SGTJKJ
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Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 07:45 PM UTC
Nice choice, Shell! meter of Stuka. I am sure that will look impressive when finished.
stoney
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Friday, February 21, 2020 - 05:17 AM UTC
thanks for that Damian, didnt realize it was linked form photobucket, sorry about that!
Cheers, Eric.
nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 03:22 AM UTC
Hi all,

here are my first steps with my A-35 Vengeance.

Some Styren to fill the cockpit, not much is needed thanks to the resin !





It fits



A bit of scratch for the seatbelts



And begiing of paint work



It'll be longer for the interior green, Humbrol enamel, long long long time to dry .... i just put the first coat ...



cheers
Nico
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 08:27 PM UTC
Nice added details, Nico. Looks nice!

Looking forward to see more
Propster
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 09:57 PM UTC
Great builds going on. Starting in on my 1/72 Airfix Stuka Ju87 B-1



nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
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Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2020 - 08:52 PM UTC
Hi all,

thanks a lot jesper

here is the next steps, just before the weathering wash ...









Cheers
Nico
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Friday, March 06, 2020 - 09:09 PM UTC
Looking good, Nico!

I have stalled a bit on my build, but will get back to speed shortly.
Propster
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, March 08, 2020 - 05:42 PM UTC
Update on my Stuka.


nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
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Posted: Sunday, March 08, 2020 - 09:24 PM UTC
WOW Stephen your Stuka comes along fast ! Nice job

MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Monday, March 09, 2020 - 01:11 AM UTC
Really great work here!

Question for the judges. Yea or nay?



Michael
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Monday, March 09, 2020 - 02:23 AM UTC
Nice progress, Stephen. Looks like that masking is spot on despite being 1/72.

Michael, I say Yah. It fulfills the requirements. There is a clear "break" in the wings and a distinct bend.
nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
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Posted: Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 10:06 PM UTC
Hi all,

my progress, washing done, sets glued, fuselage closed, putty is drying













Cheers
Nico
RedwingNev
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England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, March 13, 2020 - 06:35 AM UTC
So how have we got to 4 pages without the greatest, most iconic Bent-Wing-Bird of them all, the mighty F-4 Phantom?

Hopefully this kit meets the 50% rule. It's been sat in the garage gathering dust for at least 10, probably 15 years. It's been dusted off, and my current craving for finishing models off has brought it towards the top of the build pile.


The kit decals are pretty poor so I picked up the Xtradecal sheet for UK based USAF F=4's. Alas the decal sheet doesn't actually include the decals for the Euro1 scheme So Vietnam camo it is.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 12:24 AM UTC

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So how have we got to 4 pages without the greatest, most iconic Bent-Wing-Bird of them all, the mighty F-4 Phantom?



I got confused there for a second because you misspelled Ju-87 Stuka so badly. 😉 It almost seemed like you meant the Phantom was the most iconic bent-wing plane. Surely nobody would put forward such a incorrect claim. 😄😄
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 01:45 AM UTC

Quoted Text


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So how have we got to 4 pages without the greatest, most iconic Bent-Wing-Bird of them all, the mighty F-4 Phantom?



I got confused there for a second because you misspelled Ju-87 Stuka so badly. 😉 It almost seemed like you meant the Phantom was the most iconic bent-wing plane. Surely nobody would put forward such a incorrect claim. 😄😄



Gentlemen,

I'm very much afraid I must beg to differ:





Still have outer wings, landing gear, painting, etc. to do. 50% or less?

Michael
nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
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Posted: Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 09:23 PM UTC
Hello all,

some progress on the Vengeance engine :



Cheers
Nico
nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
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Posted: Monday, March 23, 2020 - 09:51 PM UTC
Hi all,

engine done



Cheers
Nico
Tank1812
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North Carolina, United States
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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 04:06 AM UTC
I am ready to close up the fuselage.






SGTJKJ
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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 07:59 AM UTC
Nico, great job on the engine!

Ryan, nice job on the office. Looking forward to see more:)
Tank1812
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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 08:29 AM UTC

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Ryan, nice job on the office. Looking forward to see more:)



Thanks.
brekinapez
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 01:37 PM UTC
This pic is actually about a week old but I haven't taken a more recent set yet. I have actually sealed up the fuselage and am about to fill/sand the mating surfaces and ready the wings. I expect to be done before the deadline on this one.