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OFFICIAL: Airfix IV Campaign
GazzaS
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Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 07:12 PM GMT+7
Richard,
That FW looks great! Exceptional finish!

Mark,
Holy Ejector pin marks!

Gaz
GazzaS
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Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 07:24 PM GMT+7
Hi Guys,
I couldn't find a gallery for this campaign.

But here is my completed Airfix Ju87 B-1 with NG Models decals and MG15 ring site added by me from spares.



















I dirtied up the underside because the few pictures of Stukas taken directly from underneath show a lot of oil and dirt. A couple light washes up top, and some regrettable disasters to the canopy glazing.

A great kit, anyway. Thanks Michael for running a great campaign.

Gaz

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Posted: Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 04:01 AM GMT+7
Lovely bit of work on the Stuka!
GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 12:41 PM GMT+7
Thank you Richard!
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Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 01:10 AM GMT+7
Great Stuka Gaz, did they really get that dirty underneath? wow!

I've had to keep quiet on my entry to the campaign as it was a birthday gift for my father-in-law. He followed my Lancaster build closely and my other models after that so I couldn't risk mentioning it until it was done! Thankfully he received it this weekend so it's no longer top secret.

The idea was to build an all-the bells-and-whistles early anti-flash vulcan with detailed interior and bomb bay from White ensign models (excellent etch kit btw)

(As a bit of a rules stickler I messaged Richard with my starting image back when the campaign started as a proof.)

Here's a selection of photos of the wip...



An idea of the flash on all the parts!


A total rescribe of the top surfaces which was a new thing for me. The underside is rarely seen, has many more panel lines and would have taken forever!


The low-vis decal sheet used.


A small bit of scratch work to create an extra layer of depth in the bomb bay.


Lots of dry fits and painting in stages...


Completed bomb-bay....


and wheel wells....


The cutaway to show the interior.... note also the removal of the square section on the top of the tail and the refueling probe and bulged radar on the tip of the nose to "backdate" the model somewhat.
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Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 01:14 AM GMT+7
And the finished piece....

















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Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 02:10 AM GMT+7
Seriously nice work here!!

It's been suggested that the gallery is hard to find. Since people seem to be finishing up, I'm reposting the link. The gallery can be found here.

Keep up the great builds!

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 09:20 AM GMT+7
Gary, your Stuka has turned out a real treat! Lovely work!

Paul, a great secret to keep indeed! And a great job on what many consider to be a less than perfect kit I'm sure your father in law will love it!
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 01:49 PM GMT+7
Hi Guys,
Paul, thank you and yes, the Stuka did get filthy underneath. I've known the Daimler Benz engines were heavy leakers of oil. But until I started trying to find underside photos of the Stuka, I had no idea.

Photo for discussion only
A lot of side-ish view photos hinted at how much oil the JuMo Engine leaked, but there are very few full angle views of the Stuka's underside.

It does make me curious about other aircraft that carried the Junkers motors.

Paul, awesome work! You've really put some excellent detail into that giant. Your Father in Law will be verhy pleased, I'm guessing.

Russell,
Thank you!

Gaz
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Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 05:01 PM GMT+7
Time to say goodbye to this aircrew, I'm almost ready to close up the fuselage.
http://gallery3.kitmaker.net/data/500/thumbs/Airfix_1-72M_crew.jpg " BORDER="0">
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Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 05:03 PM GMT+7
Maybe I can get the photo to stick this time.


http://gallery3.kitmaker.net/showphoto.php/photo/455937/ppuser/11541





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Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 06:03 PM GMT+7
Paul: fantastic job on the Vulcan.

Gaz: the Stuka came out great.

Mark: I can see a TBF.

Bob
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Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017 - 07:51 AM GMT+7
Yes, but it should be right there, shouldn't have to click on a link....


this one worked, from the same gallery









At least 5 tries later, I don't know if it's an issue with Airfix or 1-72. But there's the picture....
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Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 - 07:58 PM GMT+7
Some terrific work being done here in the Airfix campaign. Love these vintage kits.....great memories from my youth. Wonderfully inspiring work fellow modelers.
Bill
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Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 - 08:22 PM GMT+7
Alright, I couldn't resist. I'm on board for some of this Airfix fun.

Typical, old school Airfix kit. All the parts come sandwiched together in one bag. Rattle. Rattle.

Molding quality is to be expected from the age of the kit. Raised panel lines, heavy seams, and the occasional flash were all present.
Hhhm! Got to love the nostalgia.

Hey, the clear parts are safely poly bagged. Pfew! The decal sheet looks to be in good register. Pfew!
The plan is to do a little converting on this build. I'm turning this Ki-46 Dinah into the armed variant. Going to add 2 20mm canons in the nose and a 37mm canon(shrage musik) along the dorsal spine.
I'm looking forward to a fun campaign. Let's model on, fellows!
Bill
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Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 - 05:49 AM GMT+7
Paul and Gaz: Excellent work of both of you!

I took a deep dive into my stash and came out with that "Great White Hope" , the BAC TSR.2.




The kit resembles an aircraft of a Japanese comic series and has some extra parts(p.e. a mighty missile to destroy meteorites and an additional rocketmotor), but gladly you can build the original prototype for the RAF, too, with correct decals and cockpit included.
I'll throw in resin bang seats and wheels, let's see how it works out.
Finally I'm starting that kit, thanks to this campaign
b17-peter
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Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 - 06:07 AM GMT+7
William: Nice choice and great idea of a conversion!
I will follow your build
panzerman1
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Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 - 06:30 AM GMT+7
Thanks b17-peter. I like the Sci-fi theme of your entry model. Don't see a lot of these being made. Rare is cool.

Love the Vulcan build Paul. That amazingly detailed bomb bay and cut a way of the cockpit are brilliant.
GazzaS
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Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 - 06:29 PM GMT+7
Thanks guys!

Some great choices you've made to build.

Gaz
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Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017 - 04:03 PM GMT+7
Update on Ki-46, armed variant.

Used reference images, build logs, etc. from the Web to add missing details to the interior. Scratchbuilt details include the 37mm canon(Schrange Musik). Also converted some spare figures to make the Dinah crew. Kit crew figures were horrid.

Working on adding side wall details here. Enjoying this project immensely.
Thanks for watching. Till next time, Happy Modeling! Bill
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Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017 - 06:10 PM GMT+7
Well one of my aircrew makes a return appearance. The turret is painted and ready to install.

panzerman1
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Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017 - 07:02 PM GMT+7
Mark, at least your figure doppleganger has his legs...hahahaha.
Good job on the turret painting. KUTGW. Bill
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Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017 - 07:05 PM GMT+7
Update #2.

Interior detailing complete. Painting of the interior and crewmen are next. Thanks for watching. Bill