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OFFICIAL: Battle of Britain 80 Campaign
md72
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Posted: Monday, November 30, 2020 - 01:24 PM UTC
Wow, that really is something. The camo looks like quite the challenge.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Monday, November 30, 2020 - 09:40 AM UTC
Agreed!

Michael
Jessie_C
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Posted: Monday, November 30, 2020 - 09:20 AM UTC
I'd hardly call that mediocre, especially considering what you started with.
magnusf
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Posted: Monday, November 30, 2020 - 08:55 AM UTC
Keeping the spirit of the Regia Aeronautica in the Battle of Britain alive: arriving late and achieving a rather mediocre result, not for lack of trying though !

My Fiat is finished!











Magnus
md72
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Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 10:45 AM UTC
Congratulations on finishing! It's a fine looking bird.
YankeeSteve
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Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 10:29 AM UTC
My entry is FINALLY posted my Hurc on the secondary thread: https://forums.kitmaker.net/t/official-battle-of-britain-80-campaign/2350

Thanks Michael & congrats to all!!!
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 12:01 PM UTC
Sorry to hear it Rowan, but understood. I'm having to push pretty hard to get the Hurri done. We'll see...

Michael
md72
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Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 10:11 AM UTC
Well Merlin, that's kinda too bad. Love to see you finish one, but you do a lot better job on the reviews than I do. Here's hoping that there are some neat 1/72 goodies in the pipeline.
Merlin
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Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 08:07 AM UTC
Hi again

I've got to admit it's starting to look impossible that I'll make even the extended deadline. I should know after all these years on Aeroscale that this time of year sees a deluge of samples as manufacturers get ready for Christmas!

With the current Covid-19 pandemic, this year it will obviously be even more important than usual for them to rustle up online orders, so focussing on writing reviews over my own projects will be a bigger priority than ever.

I'll post pics of my finished Battle of Britain Spitfire when it's done - but, honestly, I think my realistic target is to squeak in before the New Year.

I'd have loved to have had a medal for this campaign, but it wasn't to be.

All the best

Rowan
md72
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Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 06:59 AM UTC
I'm gonna miss the campaign galleries, but not the hassle of uploading to the gallery. Campaign ribbons and ranks are also going to be missed.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 06:36 AM UTC
While this campaign ends before the official migration to these new forums, the Gallery here appears to have given up the ghost. Therefore, Im opening a thread on the new site for anyone (like me) who still hopes to make it before the deadline. Final pics posted there WILL count towards getting a ribbon.

Good luck, everyone!

Michael
md72
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Posted: Sunday, November 15, 2020 - 06:08 PM UTC
They dinked with the gallery a couple of months ago. It kind of goes offline to free up bandwidth for other tasks. It took me 3-4 tries to get my Hurricane pics uploaded. Keep trying.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, November 15, 2020 - 01:08 PM UTC
Good on you, Magnus! I've got the 1/32 Fly Hurricane painted and am starting on decals, but the gallery does not seem to be accepting uploads (from me anyway), so I'm afraid I can't show you. I haven't moved this campaign to the new site because it will close before the upgrade is official, but if you all want me to, I can do it.

Michael
magnusf
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Posted: Sunday, November 15, 2020 - 09:07 AM UTC
Finally I'm into the fun part of this: painting!







More in the build blog!



Magnus
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Posted: Thursday, November 05, 2020 - 08:05 AM UTC
Hi again

Well, I'm glad we've got an extension, because I definitely would have missed the original deadline by a country mile!

Here's where things are at:




I've got the camouflage done, but need to repair a couple of small spots. I usually like to go for very slightly soft divisions between the topside colours on RAF WWII schemes - but, looking at Battle Of Britain Spits, they were absolutely sharp on every aircraft I checked. So, I masked the pattern with Tamiya's flexible tape and filled in behind with masking fluid.

I've got next weekend off work thanks to our new lockdown here in the UK, so I should have some more progress to show soon.

All the best

Rowan
Mrclark7
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Posted: Wednesday, November 04, 2020 - 02:31 PM UTC
Starting the painting...



Mrclark7
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Posted: Wednesday, November 04, 2020 - 10:28 AM UTC
Well I could have sworn I posted this pic before but I cant seem to find it.

This is my entry into the campaign. I will have updated pics later tonight.

MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, November 01, 2020 - 12:43 PM UTC
Very nice work, gentlemen!

Meanwhile, the 1/32 Fly Hurricane I:





Can I get it done? Only time will tell...

Michael
md72
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Posted: Sunday, November 01, 2020 - 04:40 AM UTC
The silver lining in the cloud that is 2020 is that I've finished 12 kits so far this year. All for campaigns so far. I don't think I've finished that many kits in a year since Jr High, 50 years ago. And this time around I'm actually filling seams, sanding them out, airbrushing and weathering.
john41492
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Posted: Sunday, November 01, 2020 - 03:46 AM UTC
Nice job Pasi!

Peter thanks for your comments, and Mark Keep kicking it out!
PasiAhopelto
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Posted: Saturday, October 31, 2020 - 07:00 PM UTC
And done:



There are two more photos in campaign gallery.

Thanks for an interesting campaign.
john41492
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Posted: Saturday, October 31, 2020 - 06:22 PM UTC
Hi all,

I've finished my Bf-109-3 with the help of my niece Leticia! She was instrumental in the cropping of the pics you're about to see!

I chose to put the kit's pilot into the cockpit, and build accordingly. I really liked how the splinter camo pattern turned out. All in all this is a great representation of this bird, while the decals are a bit thick, most won't see it unless you're planning on a show. highly recommend!!





A great campaign! I've enjoyed it, thanks to all!!
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, October 31, 2020 - 07:59 AM UTC
The Hurricane came out fantastic Mark. I kind of like the way the panel liner added some weathering.


Magnus, from the build log : "I correct myself, I thought I could live with the landing gear but I've decided that I can't..."

The age old problem for modellers... and not just the rivet counters.

Nice work on the rebuild. I am always amazed how something looks smooth until primer hits... I blame the primer...
magnusf
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Posted: Friday, October 30, 2020 - 07:20 PM UTC
Friends! Good to see some more finished stuff!


Fiat on a stick!


Landing gear as supplied wasn't symmetrical and neither did it have the correct angles so I reluctantly embarked on a re-build...

As always, there is more in the build blog!



Magnus
md72
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Posted: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 06:03 PM UTC
OOPS, slipped across the finish line.

Arma Hobby Hawker Hurricane Mk 1 RCAF.

Good kit with an open or closed canopy option.

Went together well, nicely engineered. Most of the problems were self induced.

I don't do many British subjects, but this one looks like a hurricane.

First try with panel liner, gonna need more practice.