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RussellE
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Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2020 - 08:49 AM UTC

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Lots of great work going on here!

Somehow the system dropped my subscription to the various threads, so I lost this one for a bit. But it's nice to see the great models taking shape!

Michael



I had the same problem Michael: in the end I had to re-subscribe to all the threads I could find... 🤔
Black_sheep
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Posted: Friday, October 09, 2020 - 07:14 AM UTC
Plane finished! Just need to paint the two man crew for it and make a small diorama base.

First I painted the whole thing with ALCLAD Black primer and oversprayed it with ALCLAD dark aluminium. This was my first try with ALCLAD and I am very satisfied! The yellow was made with a plain REVELL yellow enamel color. The decals from KORA were ok - they are very thin but you have to cut them out by yourself in the size you need. The decals for the vertical fin were not really good fitting; I had to cut them here and there in shape. I assume they are not intended for the new AIRFIX kit although they do clame so.

I made all the steering cables for the vertical and horizontal fins with fine EZ-Line rigging wire. The missing rings as a guidance for the steering cables for the horizontal fins were selfmade out of small soft wire



Then I glued on thoroughly the upper wing and added all the bracing cables from SBS. As these are etched from stainles steel they are sturdy in a good way (no easy bending by mistake during attachment) and were not too difficult to fix at the model. These are the pictures of the final results:









Now on with painting the crew
md72
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Posted: Friday, October 09, 2020 - 05:13 PM UTC
Wow, I'm already behind the eight ball. Folks are doing paint and I'm just now posting my start pic.
Special Hobby 1/72 F3F-2 from VMF-2 in 1940.


Classic Golden Wings style.
ColinEdm
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Posted: Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 02:50 AM UTC
Wow Thomas, you are a speed builder! Looks great, gotta get moving on mine, good thing for me this build goes to next April lol.
Black_sheep
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Posted: Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 11:08 PM UTC

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Wow Thomas, you are a speed builder! Looks great, gotta get moving on mine, good thing for me this build goes to next April lol.



Hey Colin, thank you. Actually I´m really not a speed builder but this one have very few parts to build together. The paintjob is also not that sophisticated than others so it was a rather straightforward finish
Black_sheep
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Posted: Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 05:57 AM UTC
Ok no one should call me lazy this weekend (ok rain also helped a lot not to go out and make "useful" things in the garden...) as I finished the crew and than right after the paint dried the diorama base of the whole scene.

I saw some pics of brazilian pilots and aircrews during WWII and it seems they had the same equipment as US pilots. I therefore used DJITI PRODUCTION´s new USAAF Pilots set. The one with the officers cap got its cap white for representing the Naval service and the other one the usual outfit similar as an US crew. I didn´t found any patches or sleeves for the Brazilian Naval service Aircorps so I just painted the one with the peaked cap a winged patch over his left breast





And right after this I wanted to finish the whole thing today and tinkered a small diorama base out of a wooden picture frame I had laying around. The runway was done with 1200 grind gray sandpaper dusted with different pigments. The small floral runway edge was from a spare MININATUR matting:









This was my second biplane ever and it was a great fun for me to build this famous airplane with an latin american operator. This new AIRFIX kit made my taste for more. I hope you had fun with my build and like the outcome as much as I do.

Obrigado e Adeus
rochaped
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 07:55 AM UTC
Uau Thomas, that’s a beautiful Tiger Moth and a wonderful diorama composition, overall very eye pleasing. Congratulations!
RussellE
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Posted: Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 10:42 AM UTC

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Ok no one should call me lazy this weekend (ok rain also helped a lot not to go out and make "useful" things in the garden...) as I finished the crew and than right after the paint dried the diorama base of the whole scene.

This was my second biplane ever and it was a great fun for me to build this famous airplane with an latin american operator. This new AIRFIX kit made my taste for more. I hope you had fun with my build and like the outcome as much as I do.

Obrigado e Adeus



Superb work and a great diorama Thomas

Congratulations on a most excellent build! No one would call you lazy, that's for certain Certainly inspiring me to finish mine, now

How was the new Airfix kit to build?
Black_sheep
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Posted: Monday, October 12, 2020 - 05:18 AM UTC

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Uau Thomas, that’s a beautiful Tiger Moth and a wonderful diorama composition, overall very eye pleasing. Congratulations!



Muito obrigado Pedro, appreciated!
Black_sheep
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Posted: Monday, October 12, 2020 - 05:34 AM UTC

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Ok no one should call me lazy this weekend (ok rain also helped a lot not to go out and make "useful" things in the garden...) as I finished the crew and than right after the paint dried the diorama base of the whole scene.

This was my second biplane ever and it was a great fun for me to build this famous airplane with an latin american operator. This new AIRFIX kit made my taste for more. I hope you had fun with my build and like the outcome as much as I do.

Obrigado e Adeus



Superb work and a great diorama Thomas

Congratulations on a most excellent build! No one would call you lazy, that's for certain Certainly inspiring me to finish mine, now

How was the new Airfix kit to build?



Thank you very much for your pleasing words Russell That Airfix kit was a joy to build. Fit of parts and details are very nice. Only "drawback" was the somehow bad smelling paper manual

Curious about your wingy now
ColinEdm
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Posted: Monday, October 12, 2020 - 11:24 AM UTC
Great job Thomas! I have pretty much completed assembly, waiting until paint is on before putting the upper wing is on.

Fixed that misaligned strut, too.
pkrasna
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Slovenia
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Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 07:30 AM UTC
Hello guys, nice work so far. I'm joining the groub build with Polikarpov R-5. This is where I start from:


I'm planning to build this camouflaged transport plane, which is well documented.
https://massimotessitori.altervista.org/sovietwarplanes/pages/r-5/tapani/camotransport.htm

Primož
RussellE
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Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 08:38 AM UTC

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Curious about your wingy now



Hi Thomas well, not much to show yet as it's all just bits n pieces...

Hope to have some assembly done next week!
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Michael, what's going to happen to the campaign? Will it be moving to the new site?
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 11:41 PM UTC
Not sure of the plans on when to migrate AeroScale, but when it does, it will!

Michael
pkrasna
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Slovenia
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Posted: Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 07:54 AM UTC
Firs step in the build was to adress the underbely refrigirator. It had an anoying pin mark right in the center of otherwise beautifly designed mesh. Cause I didn't have any similar mesh at home i decided to do one myself, For the purpose I rescribed a flat and thin styreen shet with mesh pattern.

This is the finished refrigirator.

Nex step was interior, where I scrached some inside construction. I use the profile see through drawing found on the internet.Then I also aded a flooring to the cockpit.




That's all.

Primoz

pkrasna
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Posted: Friday, October 16, 2020 - 10:29 AM UTC
Few cockpit updates, cockpit still not finished.






Cheers!
Primož
pkrasna
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Slovenia
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Posted: Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 01:50 AM UTC
Some progres on the interior




Primož
ColinEdm
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Posted: Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 05:08 AM UTC
Coming along nicely Primoz! Finally got the paint on mine, my neck is aching from that camo pattern. Certainly won't be an award winner but looks good from 2-3 feet away lol. Time for touchups. This one has battled me all the way, don't know why I came back to a limited run kit...
pkrasna
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Posted: Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 07:46 AM UTC
Looking real good, like the paterns verry much.

Primož
Black_sheep
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Posted: Monday, October 19, 2020 - 05:17 AM UTC
Indeed Colin this one already looks very nice. I am very curious about the final outcome
RussellE
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 12:36 AM UTC
Primoz, Colin, some great work there guys!

Finally I am able to show some progress on Airfix's Gloster Gladiator...

The cockpit is all done using Eduard's PE set... This is the first time I've attempted PE seat belts! Wow! Fiddly!




sorry this one's a bit blurry... pics were taken on my mobile...

And the wings are on... well the lower wings... And I have to say, this is the best fitting wing to fuselage join I've ever come across...


more soon...

PS... wow the site is slow today-it was a real struggle to make this post
pkrasna
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Posted: Friday, October 23, 2020 - 09:38 AM UTC
Great work RussellE! Can't wait to see your biplane finihed.

Primož
RussellE
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Posted: Friday, October 23, 2020 - 11:26 AM UTC

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Great work RussellE! Can't wait to see your biplane finihed.

Primož



Thank you Primož ☺️

If the rest of the kit is as good as the start, I think this build will go quite quickly. 🤞 For a finish before the end of the year... 😉
ColinEdm
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Posted: Friday, October 23, 2020 - 12:19 PM UTC
Nice work Russell!
RussellE
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Posted: Friday, October 23, 2020 - 01:11 PM UTC

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Nice work Russell!



Thank you Colin ☺️

Your Camo work looks amazing! 🙂