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OFFICIAL: Battle of Britain 80 Campaign
Bigrip74
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Posted: Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 07:50 AM UTC

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In answer to your question, Phil: no, the Hurricane did not have a cockpit "floor". You could see right though the framework to the top of the landing gear bay.

Michael



WOW! I bet that was a trip on take off.

My Tamiya Bf109 E3 just arrived along with a Hobby Craft Bf109 E1.

After a look inside the box Ill be able to determine which I will go with for this campaign.

Bob
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Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2020 - 01:15 PM UTC
My entry photo for this campaign.

I went with the Tamiya Bf109 E3 I will use the Hobby Craft Bf109 E1 another day.


Bigrip74
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Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 01:58 PM UTC
And finally some progress:
phil2015
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Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 12:00 PM UTC
Not great pics, but showing some progress on my two hurricanes. The pilots are painted and glued into the fuselage. Dry fit of the two fuselage halves show a very nice fit.

Still struggling with the leading edge of the wings....





petbat
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Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 05:23 PM UTC
Looking good so far Phil.
GazzaS
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Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 09:03 PM UTC
I couldn't help but enlist. Now I need to decide what I'll build.

I've a Dragon 1/48 Me-110 D with Dacklebauch that I might make into a C if the parts allow.

I have an ICM 1/48 Dornier Do-17.

Also a Dragon 1/32 Bf 109E4...

And maybe something else... I'll have to scour my stash for other potential victims.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 09:21 PM UTC
Gary! I would love to see that Dornier built. And it is said to be a marvelous kit!



Magnus
GazzaS
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Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 01:38 PM UTC

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Gary! I would love to see that Dornier built. And it is said to be a marvelous kit!



Magnus



Ok Magnus... you've talked me into it. I just ordered brass Mg-15 barrels from Hannants. Luftwaffe planes don;t look correct the the machine guns don't have the ring sites.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 02:03 PM UTC
Phil, nice office x2.

Gary, you are really dressing up your build. Cant wait to follow along.

Bob
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Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 09:48 PM UTC
Hi All,

Here's my entry for this one! Monogram's 1/48 He-111. It came with a nice resin cockpit, though not sure it's really needed. I'll work on it!





I'll do this most likely as a night blitzer...we'll see!
Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, June 01, 2020 - 04:28 AM UTC
John, nice catch. I have had that kit twice in my life time, cut never built it. I will watch your progress with interest.

Still waiting for the canopy mask so I could start painting.
phil2015
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Posted: Tuesday, June 02, 2020 - 11:42 AM UTC

The HE-111 is great. I can't wait to see it. I stalled earlier this year on an Airfix HE-111 (1/72). I was a bit overambitious I think. I bought the P-2 kit and the H-6 kit with the intention of bringing the H-6 back to an earlier H appropriate for the battle of Britain. The main thing would be to take spinners from the P kit and put them on the H, iirc. It would also need some bashing on the exhaust. I got all the stuff to make copies of the parts from the P kit (I wanted to do the P kit also) and just stalled there.

As to my builds. No pics but they just got their primer coat on them. There was a fair bit of filling - the front of the wings were quite a bit of work, and below the fuselage where the wings join the fuselage took some coaxing. The air intake (?) below the wing is a multipart assembly that doesn't fit that well, so it needed sanding and filling to. But, that's all done, and it's painting time!

Hopefully I'll have pics posted of the painting done by the weekend.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Thursday, June 04, 2020 - 10:09 AM UTC
I applied a Tamiya mixture of RLM65 from a mix formula sheet I found from someone here.


Raulito
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Posted: Saturday, June 13, 2020 - 10:35 AM UTC
Hi,

Looking forward your 109. Nice model, Bob.

Here´s mine up to now.





Bye!
Bigrip74
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Posted: Saturday, June 13, 2020 - 02:41 PM UTC
Raul, thank your for your kind words.

Your cockpit looks really good. Is it OOB or did you add after market items?

Bob
GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, June 13, 2020 - 03:47 PM UTC
Nice work on those 109's
petbat
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Posted: Sunday, June 14, 2020 - 02:47 PM UTC
Nothing like a mess of Messerschmitt's!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ngETXxI5pg

see around 5.55

Really nice detail and finishing across all builds here everyone.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, June 14, 2020 - 03:31 PM UTC
I remember that Warner Brothers cartoon.

THANKS!

Bob
petbat
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Posted: Monday, June 15, 2020 - 10:01 AM UTC
Yes, wartime propaganda in its best form - cartoon humour.
Raulito
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Posted: Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 07:05 AM UTC
Thank you Bob!

Just a Zoom PE set from Eduard as old as the kit.

Take care and keep the good work!
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Posted: Monday, June 29, 2020 - 12:10 AM UTC
Greetings everyone,

I have been thinking about this air campaign for a while but I decided to learn a bit more about the Battle of Britain first. Despite of living for over 13 years in Britain I didn't know that much about it and I am finding it fascinating.

Anyway, I am joining with the Hurricane Mk.I from Arma Hobby in 1/72.



Carlos.
petbat
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Posted: Friday, July 03, 2020 - 09:37 AM UTC
Okay, I have started my 1/35th scale AFV Club British 40mm Bofors for the build. Start pic - forgot to post that last week:


And where I am at:


A lot smaller model than I am used to, but you 1/72nd scale fighter guys will probably laugh at that comment... this is probably a tad bigger than one of those.

I'll have to modify this kit to back date it to 1939 specs as AFV Club intended to have the Stiffkey sights fitted to this kit - those sights were not introduced until 1943. Fortunately, the AFV Club etch fret includes earlier sight rings, it has the manual drive components I need as well as electronic drive parts, and the kit has elements of the German version which even has the earliest reflector sights with it although the were discarded by the English early on.

In case anyone is interested, AFV Clubs box art shows the Barrel lock device raised which is incorrect when the gun is mounted on its pads like in the pic. The axle mounts on the Bofors carriage swivel to raise and lower the wheels for travel or placement, and the travel lock moves with them. The correct position when on the pads is in the horizontal plane not vertical plane:


Note also the ring sights and mount here and lack of shields, which were also a mid war addition like the Stiffkey sights.
GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, July 03, 2020 - 10:28 AM UTC
Some tidy work, Peter!
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Posted: Monday, July 06, 2020 - 03:57 AM UTC
Some progress on 1/32 Fly Hurricane:





I really had to grind down the top of that gear bay, but it looks like I took off just enough to get everything to fit.





Michael
petbat
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Posted: Monday, July 06, 2020 - 08:35 AM UTC
Wow, that looks like the old ,80's casting approach - huge pour plug so it can be demoulded quickly, as opposed to a side pour which would have to be in the mould longer to cure without warping...

I hope you did not breathe in the dust Michael, it must have been a cloud and a half!