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Official: Home Improvement Campaign
Namabiiru
#399
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Rhode Island, United States
Member Since: March 05, 2014
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Posted: Sunday, December 27, 2015 - 05:36 PM UTC
Let me know how it turns out. I'm still frustrated by my inability to produce custom white markings for my JASDF LAV.

TimReynaga
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MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
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California, United States
Member Since: May 03, 2006
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Posted: Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 06:53 AM UTC
Hi All!

Here's my very late entry in the campaign! I had completed Revell’s ancient 1/540 scale USS Midway back in 2008. The original kit (from 1954!) came with 26 aircraft including sixteen F9F-6 Cougars (eleven with folded wings), six F4U Corsairs, two A-1 Skyraiders, and a pair of Piaseki HUP-2 Retriever helicopters. Some of the planes were missing from the second hand kit I was building, but I wasn’t aware of any aftermarket planes in this odd scale and I only had the one kit, so I completed the aircraft I had, put them aboard – and that was it.


Or so I thought. Last month, Jeff Z., a modeler I didn’t know who had seen my build article on the ship (Building Revell’s USS Midway) out of the blue sent me sixteen additional Cougars and two HUP-2 helos from his own Midway kit that he didn’t intend to use. No charge, no agenda, just a thoughtful guy helping out a fellow modeler.



I finished cleaning up, painting, and decalling the extra planes this evening and put them aboard – and my Midway I thought was completed nearly eight years ago will now have an upgraded airgroup to take to sea!


This sort of gesture is a great reminder of why I enjoy our little online community so much. Thanks again, Jeff!

Namabiiru
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Rhode Island, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 05:09 PM UTC
That really is great. Welcome to the campaign.


Namabiiru
#399
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Rhode Island, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 05:25 PM UTC
The system seems to have closed us out with a day of build time left. Have contacted one or two folks about getting before-and-after photos posted. For everyone else, ribbons have been awarded. Thanks for joining and have a great New Year!

ltb073
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New York, United States
Member Since: March 08, 2010
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Posted: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 05:58 PM UTC

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The system seems to have closed us out with a day of build time left. Have contacted one or two folks about getting before-and-after photos posted. For everyone else, ribbons have been awarded. Thanks for joining and have a great New Year!



Thanks for the ribbon Mark
Had a lot of fun with this campaign
2002hummer
#257
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Ontario, Canada
Member Since: October 11, 2011
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Posted: Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 09:55 AM UTC
Here is my finished fire truck. I made the decals myself. They were made with Open Office Drawing program. The crest was copied from the Niagara Falls Fire Department website. I also tried airbrushing Pledge floor wax over the complete model to give it a higher gloss finish.




Bluestab
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South Carolina, United States
Member Since: December 03, 2009
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Posted: Wednesday, January 06, 2016 - 10:54 AM UTC
Thanks for the campaign and for the ribbon.