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RussellE
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Posted: Tuesday, August 01, 2017 - 10:03 PM GMT+7
great start on the Stuka Gazza
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Posted: Tuesday, August 01, 2017 - 10:19 PM GMT+7
Thanks, Russell!
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Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017 - 12:51 AM GMT+7
so...got some lovely looking decals from Kora. However, after application, I realised the white stripes were translucent so off they came. I had used (very) lowtack tape to hold the discs in place but this pulled off part of the decal - they are that fragile. Grrr. ended up painting the lot. oh yeah, and I snapped off the aerial mast just to be sure.

all done now though
cheers
stu
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Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 03:54 AM GMT+7
You guys are having way too much fun here, so I thought I'd weigh back into the fray again with this:



Cheers
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Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 01:28 AM GMT+7
This kit has the usual 'soapy' plastic that Airfix seems to use nowadays, but goes together quite quickly.


The kit builds to either the ground attack version or fighter versions, so I opted for the F8 ground attack version.
I find that the fuselage fit on these new 190s to be a little tricky around the nose - with a fair amount dry fitting paying dividends later.

Cheers

GazzaS
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Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 10:27 PM GMT+7
Nice work, Richard!
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Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 10:35 PM GMT+7
I've been working on my Stuka.

Today I primed it with a very thin layer of Tamiya white primer.





It went together easily. I only puttied a little. The kit gives the options of flaps down or up, elevators up. down, or centered. You can also use Jericho Trumpets or the faired over tubes, or without the tubes. The spats are made to be fully extended for an in-flight setting, or easily chopped for a landed setting. The tires, too.

After looking for pictures of StG 77 Stukas in France, I decided that they must have not used the Jericho Trumpets. So I've gone trumpets off, flaps down, and elevators centered.

Now I gotta try to mix the right RLM colors for the job...

Thanks fer looking.

Gaz
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Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 11:25 AM GMT+7
Your Stuka looks great Gaz

how has your first Airfix experience been so far?
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Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 05:20 PM GMT+7
Russell,
Thanks! Well...my Airfix experience... The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth:

First of course, was the missing sprue. They sent me a new sprue cut into four pieces so that it would fit in a small box. But they only wrapped the mass of four parts in a single, loose sleeve of bubble wrap. This caused many of the fragile activator arms on the flaps and ailerons to become bent or broken. As the "flaps down" set was damaged least, I stole pieces from the "Flaps up" parts to make a complete set. I imagine I could have complained again, but I didn't want to go through it.

Fit: Exemplary except for the pilot's windscreen and canopy cover. If you look closely at that area you can see that the canopy cover is too big at the top. I could have sanded it, but I've had a lot of canopy related dramas in other kits lately so I let it slide. Also, the landing light cover is too small. I should have dry-fitted and built up the colored plastic area in the wings to make it level.

There is a bit of droop on both sides of the vertical stabilizers. It's only very small, but can be noticed. As I'm not that hardcore and because fixing it seemed like more trouble than it's worth, I left it.

Ejector pin marks: Only bad in the cockpit. But since I have it closed up, I wasn't overly bothered.

Overall, I really like the kit. As I wrote earlier, the way the wings and fuselage came together gets and A+. The most surface details look crisp.

Sink holes: A lot in the landing gear spats and three prominent ones in the fuselage.

I'll have to build the Tamiya B2 to compare someday.

Cheers,

Gaz
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Posted: Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 10:16 PM GMT+7
Well, it sounds like overall a positive experience, mate. Hopefully there'll be a few more red box items finding a place on your bench in the future...

I've finally decided what I'm gonna do for this campaign: Airfix's 1/72 Typhoon!

Hope to get this to the bench in within a couple of weeks
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Posted: Friday, August 25, 2017 - 09:14 AM GMT+7
Nice! Love the Tiffie...but hate the scale.
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Posted: Friday, August 25, 2017 - 09:37 PM GMT+7
Small amounts of progress the canopy and side windows are masked now for a little paint! And some filling before applying the camo scheme.

IMG_1631 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr

IMG_1632 by Chris WIlson, on Flickr
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Posted: Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 09:21 AM GMT+7
A lot of good looking winged things in here.

Not enough tracks or large-caliber guns for my taste though...

Speaking of which, some more progress on the Warrior. I may or may not have forgotten to take any photos in between, so you'll just have to imagine a lot of chopping, gluing and painting...









The suspension and tracks went on just fine, as did the turret parts. However, a lot of the hull additions (such as the front ECM units, rear antennae, headlamps) took a fair bit of filing to get a good fit. The headlamp cages won't even fit over the headlamps; the part is just too small.

Very frustrating, especially when the rest of the kit is quite well designed.

Now to get on with weathering and detailing.
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Posted: Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 09:41 AM GMT+7
Looks very nice, Connor.
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Posted: Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 11:38 AM GMT+7
Chris, I am enjoying your build progress on the Canberra.

Bob
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Posted: Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 03:32 PM GMT+7
Gaz


Quoted Text

Nice! Love the Tiffie...but hate the scale.



I have his big brother in 1/24 in the stash but somehow I reckon I won't finish that in time for the campaign deadline

Chris

great progress on your Canberra-look forward to seeing your chosen camo scheme

Connor

nice, tight work on the warrior-will be interested to see the weathering/detailing
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Posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 07:31 AM GMT+7
And just a little more work with the 190 gets me to this stage.

and only a little bit more got me to here: &
Most of this assembly went smoothly apart from gaps at each wing root - but nothing that a little Milliput couldn't sort out!
I opted to cut back on the wheel spats - as was done in muddy conditions.

Cheers
GazzaS
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Posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 09:00 PM GMT+7
nice!
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Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 07:13 PM GMT+7
Hi Guys,
Been in the paint booth (my verandah) (un-enclosed) working on this Stuka. Got the 70/71/65 down and modulated it some with faded and tinted colors.











Cheers,

Gaz

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Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 07:31 PM GMT+7
Nice work on the Stuka colouring Gaz !
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Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017 - 03:22 AM GMT+7
Richard, the FW is combing along nicely.

Gaz. the Stuka looks great with camo on it.

Bob
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Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017 - 07:26 AM GMT+7
The Airfix 190 kit offers two schemes for the plane:
&

However, having a Eduard weekend edition 190 F8 on hand gave me some more interesting options, of which I chose this one:


We'll see how it turns out!
GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017 - 09:05 AM GMT+7
Guys,
THank you!

Chris,
Looking forward to seeing what you do with that bird.

Richard,
Interesting scheme.

Gaz
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Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017 - 02:27 AM GMT+7
A few coats of Extracolor and we get to this:



Obviously, there is still some way to go yet.

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Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017 - 06:58 AM GMT+7
Gluefinger - That really is an interesting paint scheme. That tail cannibalised from a different machine adds a lot of character.

Gazza - fantastic work on the camo. It already looks stunning. I can't wait to see the finished model.