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OFFICIAL: Airfix IV Campaign
md72
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Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017 - 08:54 PM UTC
Thanks Bill. Yes, all 3 aircrew have full bodies, but the turret gunner is molded with his hands against his knees and an unusual appendage that the machine gun mounts over. If I had spent more time test fitting the turret assembly together, I would have seen that his shoulder needed to be sanded off to clear the escape hatch.
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Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 - 10:07 AM UTC
Update on Ki-46 armed variant.

Painting begins on the interior. I'm also painting the crew figures.
Thanks for viewing. Bill
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Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 - 12:52 PM UTC
Great stuff!
b17-peter
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Posted: Saturday, October 07, 2017 - 01:06 PM UTC
Mark and William: Great work so far! Will follow
panzerman1
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Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 11:51 AM UTC
Thank you, Gary and Peter. I'm having a blast participating in this fun campaign. It's really inspiring to see everyone's awesome builds.
panzerman1
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Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 12:00 PM UTC
Ki-46 armed variant update.

Used decals from spares to give my plane some instrumentation.

Crew figures are all painted. Made seat belt harnesses out of electrical tape.

Finished painting on the interior sidewalls.

Pilot and rear positions are painted. Everything is ready to be closed up.
Thanks for viewing. Next update coming soon.
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 12:07 PM UTC
Looking good, William
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Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 02:04 PM UTC
Nice touch adding the harness !
Great work all round in this campaign
panzerman1
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Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 04:15 AM UTC
Thanks Gary and Paul. I am having a lot of fun on this project.
panzerman1
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Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 04:19 AM UTC
Update on Ki-46 armed variant.

The crew figures are installed in their positions.
Quick update. Fuselage halves will be joined together, and work on the wings is up next. Thanks for viewing. Bill
b17-peter
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Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 12:06 AM UTC
@ William - Interior and pilots look great!

Hi folks,
some progress on my TSR.2 project...


b17-peter
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Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 12:11 AM UTC
Build went well so far. The fitting, puttying and filing will follow soon when mating fuselage halves, wings and tailplane


...still having fun
panzerman1
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Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 03:01 PM UTC
@ Peter, Great job on the cockpit interior. It looks very realistic. Keep up the good work. Bill
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Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 03:09 PM UTC
Update on the Ki-46 armed variant.

Can't stand to see a void in the wheel wells, so I scratchbuilt a detailed insert.

Added the twin 20mm canons to the nose and the 37mm canon along the dorsal spine. Now the Dinah has some claws!

Added a gunsight above the instrument panel.
Thanks for viewing. Loving this campaign! Bill
b17-peter
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Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 12:08 AM UTC
Thanks William! But I can't match yours
Superb work on the wheel wells
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 02:07 AM UTC
Peter and William,
Great stuff!

Gaz
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Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 06:46 AM UTC
Peter, Thanks. We all get inspiration from each other. Happy modeling.
Gaz, Thank you. I'm having a blast on this fun campaign.

Bill
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Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 07:04 AM UTC
Update on Ki-46 armed variant.

Fixed soft detail on landing gear. Added a compression elbow and wiring.

Attachment of the wings went smoothly. The wing root required NO putty. Yeah!

The propeller nacelles required a lot of clean up. The mold seams were very heavy.
Thanks for viewing. Bill
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Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 11:15 AM UTC
Looking good, Bill.

Love it when wings go on with no filler.

Gaz
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Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 12:01 PM UTC
Gaz, Yes, the Modeling Gods were kind to me when it came to that wing root joint. Hahahahahahaha. I'm wiping out some tough seams right now with some putty work. Also started painting on the landing gear and ventral side.
Keep building and having fun fellow modelers!!!!
Bill
b17-peter
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Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 05:23 PM UTC
Hi mates,
some more progress with my TSR.2, now primed


After filing and spraying later with white paint from the can
it'll be time for the smaller parts

I hope I can start my Kfir (Hot out of the Mold campaign) in earnest today and cut and glue some pristine plastic
See you
Peter
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Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 12:36 AM UTC
Peter, your TSR is looking great. I love the futuristic profile of the craft. Landing gear looks nicely detailed. Keep having fun. Bill
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Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 12:44 AM UTC
Upate on my Ki-46 armed variant.

Wheel wells and landing gear assembled and painted. I added a retraction arm to both.

Base coat painting complete. Vallejo acrylics were used.

Up next is gloss coating as preparation for decal work.
Thanks for viewing. Bill
b17-peter
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Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 01:19 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Peter, your TSR is looking great. I love the futuristic profile of the craft. Landing gear looks nicely detailed. Keep having fun. Bill



Thanks, the same for your build, Bill. Great job of yours so far.
Yes, the undercarriage looks fine, the wheels are resin by CMK.
Have fun, too
md72
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Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 10:04 AM UTC
Progress, got the fuselage closed up (with only 2 crewmen, 1 went AWOL), dorsal gun in place and now the canopy.