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Hanger Queen 7
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Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 03:46 PM GMT+7
Wow,

That what if is nice coming together. Especially with the big gun, it is a pretty a mean machine



Jelger
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Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 06:29 AM GMT+7
here it is, standing on its feet and with a few bits and pieces added.



Adding +/- 80 grams of lead strips to the nose has done some damage that I need to repair now.

eMan
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Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017 - 03:40 PM GMT+7
I'll build the Macross VF-11B to the campaign, here is the status of my entry.



MLD
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Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 12:40 AM GMT+7

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I'll build the Macross VF-11B to the campaign, here is the status of my entry.






Love those Hasegawa kits! There is not much to use for scale in the photo, is it 1/72 or 1/48?
It's the 497 little stencil decals that I both love about them and slow me down terribly.
drabslab
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Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 12:41 AM GMT+7
Now that looks like a mean piece of machinery :-)

I am still slaving away on my MIG-19. It will never become a top model I am affraid, but I am glad that I finally found the energy to finish it

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Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017 - 03:42 PM GMT+7
I'm coming a little late to this campaign. I've had this Monogram F-15 on the self unfinished for sometime now, almost ready for painting. So hopefully I can get this done by the end of the year.

Alan M.
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Zhivago
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Posted: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 - 08:37 AM GMT+7
Hey everyone, I'm just getting to posting in this campaign, too. There's been a LOT of stuff going on in my life so bear with me, please! I'll post a couple of pictures from my late October start as well as a couple taken within the last few days. I apologize for the lack of continuity.

Anyway, I'm doing the ICM 1/72 scale Sikorsky Ilya Muromets Type 'Veh', a WWI Russian bomber. This is my first ICM kit and I have to say that I'm a bit disappointed with certain aspects of it: there are some fit issues, a lot of cleanup (including flashing and mold release agent residue), directions lacking in...direction, and even some mold imperfections. But I'm building it mostly because it's a fascinating subject and a relatively scarce kit. Problems aside, I'm enjoying the build. http://put.url.here/image.file" BORDER="0">
TankerTweaker
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Posted: Thursday, November 09, 2017 - 10:58 AM GMT+7
Construction done. Time to head to the paint shop.

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eMan
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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 02:22 PM GMT+7

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Love those Hasegawa kits! There is not much to use for scale in the photo, is it 1/72 or 1/48?
It's the 497 little stencil decals that I both love about them and slow me down terribly.



Hello Mike, the kit is in 1/72 scale.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Friday, November 24, 2017 - 08:55 PM GMT+7
A little more progress on my heavy fighter. I wanted to create a camouflage with clear links to WWII camo, but also slightly advanced to a 1947 style. By this time there would have been crude night vision devices, so I decided to go with a pixelated camo. I have never done that before so it would also be a nice challenge.

Here is the first steps of the process.



TankerTweaker
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Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 10:45 AM GMT+7
Got most of the painting done. Just need to paint the canopy.
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Exhaust areas painted.
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Posted: Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 03:41 AM GMT+7
A lot of interesting stuff going on here. Alan, those stripes are nice and clean!

It's getting close to the end of the year and time to think about the 2018 campaign. Anyone interested in leading that one? Don't be shy!

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 04:24 AM GMT+7
Wow, I'm so stalled on this one that it fell off of the 'My Posts List". Last time I touched my P-51D, I was trying to put the checkerboard decal it tore to bits. Fortunately, the kit came with two sets of decals. I tried to make a copy,but my printer was unable to replicate the red, and it too fell apart when I tried to mount it. So my plan is to tackle it after I finish a couple of end of November builds, Terrible Teens (another hangar queen) and Airfix IV. If the checkerboard fails again, I'll just put the rest of the decals on and call it DONE.
eMan
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Posted: Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 08:38 PM GMT+7
VF-11B progress updating, all parts clean up and ready to paint.


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Posted: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 07:08 PM GMT+7
Alan, great job on the stripes. It is going to be a cool and striking paint job!

Some more progress on my Messerschmitt jet zerstorer. The camouflage is finished except for some scratches and touch ups here and there. Next are some detail painting followed by decals.

More to follow soon







TankerTweaker
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Posted: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 04:23 AM GMT+7
Jesper, Thanks for the complement. I also admire your patients with the digital paint job.

Alan M.
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Posted: Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 06:19 AM GMT+7
A bit more detail. Details are painted and decals on. Next is the pilot and cockpit glazing. More to follow soon.



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Posted: Monday, December 11, 2017 - 01:27 PM GMT+7
Like I posted on the 'Unfinished Build' Campaign it looks like nothing will be finished in time for this campaign. The hanger, aka, man cave got water damage from a water heater failing and spewing water. Like I posted there, at least this year I can't blame it on my procrastination.

Grats on those that got something done this year.

eMan
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Posted: Monday, December 11, 2017 - 08:43 PM GMT+7
Hasegawa 1/72 Macross Plus VF-11B finished





MLD
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Posted: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 02:24 PM GMT+7

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Hasegawa 1/72 Macross Plus VF-11B finished





That is a beautiful looking build. Well done!
Remember to get photos into the gallery to receive your medal.

Mike
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Posted: Monday, December 18, 2017 - 07:25 PM GMT+7
Now that I'm done with Airfix IV and Terrible Teens, I've got a few days to get my Mustang done. With a little patience I can get the decals and final fiddly bits done. There's a chance I could actually make progress against the backlog, finish 2 long term hanger queens and only crate 1 new one this year. Progress!
MLD
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Posted: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 12:50 AM GMT+7

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There's a chance I could actually make progress against the backlog, finish 2 long term hanger queens and only crate 1 new one this year. Progress!



Press on Mark!
I'm in the same boat, finished 2-3 for Unfinished Business, 2 for here (I think) and only started *cough cough* 4-5 new kits.. lets not go into how many more I BOUGHT...
drabslab
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Posted: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 01:30 AM GMT+7
That Hasegawa 1/72 Macross Plus VF-11B is very very sweet. Not something that I would ever build myself but really imaginative and very well finished.

Congratulations!!!

john41492
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Posted: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 03:41 PM GMT+7
Greetings all,

I finally made the move! Knowing that my time the US was limited, I pushed to complete a couple of builds that friends wanted, and wouldn’t be making the move. So I doubled up my efforts and finished two. Hasegawa’s 1/48 A6M2b Zero, and Tamiya’s P-51D. The Zero got photographed along the way, the Mustang, not so much. So here’s the short version of the Zero odyssey:

Long ago in a country far away, this build began… ok, it’s not so dramatic! Several years ago I made what I thought was a pretty good deal on EBay. Hasegawa’s 1/48 A6M2b type 21 Zero, with markings from the Tinian Air Group, for the grand sum of 10 USD delivery included! The catch was it was started. The pictures showed that most interior parts were painted with what reminded me of Pactra’s blue metallic color, a strange color grey on the wings and the hinomaru decals were on them as well. Oddly none of the parts had been glued. All in all, this was something that I could work with, and give some paint removal methods a go. I bid, and won! It arrived a few days later, and I promptly tried the oven cleaner paint removal method. After 24 hours all paint and decals were off the kit parts. Inside the box was also a clipping from the NY Times with Saburo Sakai’s obituary, passing away on Sept 22, 2000 at the age of 84.

In my mind this made for a good build, all the contents were promptly filed away in the box and placed on the self, satisfied that I’d gotten a new Hasegawa Zero minus some decals for 10 USD. There it remained for four years.

Since then I focused on getting my skills up to a new level, and building my stash of kits, knowing that a move to a new and exciting country lay in my near future. There the kit sat, until I’d completed the 56th P-47 group build, my first, and upon completion of a pretty ambitious build I felt the need for something a little less involved. Giving myself a self-imposed goal of completing Zero in a month seemed reasonable…

Off to the races I went, figuring pretty much out of the box, and trying a new base to enhance the color of the plane. Based on some research regarding color there is a debate about the color of early Zero’s. Since this was a land based aircraft, and there was eyewitness accounts of this Zero being a pale green, I felt Tamiya’s grey/green would do nicely. I also wanted to cover my bases, so I figured I’d give a base coat of brown/red (the original primer color of the aircraft) and let some of it tint the grey/green.

The build began in the cockpit by thinning the seat, drilling out the lightening holes, and adding a wire to represent the heater conduit. Overall, this was the best Zero kit I’d worked on. Being my first attempt at the Hasegawa Zero surprised even me, given that I really like this plane.

Some pics of the build:

Love the way the decal conforms to the instrument panel



The only fit issue was a slight step between the fuselage and wing. This happens a bit on older Hasegawa kits. However, it is nothing serious.



Painting was done using a black basing method, only using Tamiya Red/Brown as a base. I really liked how it turned out.




The build took a slight hit when I discovered that the sliding portion of the canopy came from another kit. Fortunately I had a Hasegawa Rufe to steal from! Techmod decals for the hinomaru’s were used, as I hadn’t tried them and had a few in the stash. This didn’t go so well. Getting them to conform was difficult, and the use of Micro Sol damaged the paint.

After spending 10 hours masking the canopy, and the discovery that the sliding canopy that came in the box was for some other aircrafts, use of Techmod decals, and the start of the CBI campaign doomed the project to my desk. Not quite the self of doom, but one step from it!



reworked paint on the wing





With renewed enthusiasm, and a November 30th deadline, I hit it hard.

I’d already wired the engine, so putting brake lines on was in order.



A little weathering, a lost gunsight, and the addition of the pitot tube, and it was done. I gave it to a co-worker on my second to last day of work.





That’s it for the queens in my collection this year. I did manage to pack up 5 builds that are in a hangar status, so Michael, I’d be more than happy to lead next year’s Hangar Queen Campaign.

Till then, Merry Christmas!

John
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Posted: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 06:12 PM GMT+7
Good work, John great recovery on the Zero.

I've got about a third of the decals on. Still have the starboard side, the fuel tanks, the prop, and >>shudder