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Pave-Hawk
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Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 04:35 PM UTC
Bf-109 is moving along quickly



md72
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Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 11:34 AM UTC
Struggling with my A-36. might make it in time. What about a P-63 for the Eastern Front? The Soviets had them, weren't supposed to use them against the Germans, but of course they did.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 07:01 AM UTC
Looking good everyone, and good luck to the late starters!

I ran into a snag on the 1/32 Hurricane IID. Lost a formation light cover. I'm trying to fill it in with epoxy, but that takes time. We'll see.

I figure on starting our last WWII theater campaign (the Eastern Front) in February or March so we all have a break. What do you think?

Michael
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Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 06:17 AM UTC
Update on the Kelly build. Apologies for the poor quality but light has not been on my side lately. Curse these dark evenings!
I've added a few more of the smaller parts to the deck and superstructure today, mostly DC's, davits, ammo lockers etc. Get a little more paint on her tomorrow. I'm using WEM enamel Mountbatten Pink. Really nice paint to work with but is a little translucent and I probably should have primed first. The sea base is a clear plastic water textured sheet painted in dark blue-green on the underside. I'll be adding the wake with clear gloss acrylic resin after attaching the ship to the base.








Should be on track to complete by the end of the month.
Pave-Hawk
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Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 06:34 PM UTC
Running late to the party, but since I have some time off now I figure I can get this one done in time.



Pretty basic kit, should go together quickly.
goodn8
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Posted: Monday, November 12, 2018 - 05:07 AM UTC

Great work's still going on here, Guys!

Jacob, congrats for finishing your Hurri - well done due to the decal issues and the overall finish looks very good with a fair amount of reasonable weathering.



Hope I can do my T'bolt in time and went for the first coats of the underside color and done some smaller pieces (canopy, prop).
Maybe I can show some more colorful progress in the next update.






Th mas
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 01:42 AM UTC
Naseby, fantastic work on your Hurricane. Looks really good and I like how you've displayed it!

I've just realised I haven't updated for a while but hoping to add some photos and updates this weekend. Had some issues with my laptop recently (screen broken) that has meant that it has been unusable for some time. Managed to hook it up to an old TV with a VGA cable, but I think it's time I replaced it. I can't complain as it has given me about 8 years of service.
Besides from that, the build of the Kelly has been going flawlessly and she's nearly ready for some paint.

Naseby
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Posted: Thursday, November 08, 2018 - 01:51 AM UTC
So after some last moment adjustments, I call the Hurri finished. The heavy weathering was needed due to bad decals reaction with the top coat. Next time I will ditch Airfix decals for sure. Z4771 was a Mk.I Trop that was flying with the 451st Squadron. Most pictures of their Mk.Is dont show letter codes on the fuselage.

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eMan
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 01:44 PM UTC
Started to build my entry, ClassicAirframes 1/48 Reggiane Re.2001.


RadekZ
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 07:56 AM UTC
Hi All,

I also managed to finally get my hands dirty on Bf 110.
Update #1

I assembled cockpit using dedicated PE parts included in kit (well... some of them didn't survive till last picture ). I also used referenced Gunze paint for cockpit, followed by Tamiya brown panel liner and dryubrushed with Vallejo Steel (to imitate scratches). All details painted with various Vallejo acrylics.

So far - hull assembled with wings.
Next - finish assembly and prime.

Some pics:





Cheers,
Radek
md72
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2018 - 07:12 AM UTC
Progress, Finally! The cockpit is almost done and ready to close up on the A-36.

brekinapez
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Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 04:56 AM UTC

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And if you want 1/32 Hurricanes, and I do; well, this is it.

Michael



I actually have the kit as well as their Ar 234, and I fully intend to build them regardless of what others say as I have seen nice builds of both planes. The only thing holding me back is not having worked with resin yet.
Naseby
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Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 04:15 AM UTC
Now Michael, You have the skills. You put me in shame as Your Short run 1/32 is already done, while my "easy kit" 1/48 Hurri is still in production. Had a few mishaps lately. Namely topcoat did make ugly white flakes on the surface and especially on decals. Thankfully were the African Hurricanes heavily weathered, so thats whats coming next.

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MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 11:59 PM UTC

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I've heard a bunch of people claim the Fly Hurricane is an unbuildable mess, and yet here you are to prove otherwise.



Thanks guys!

Shell, I think that "u" word gets thrown around too much these days. Is it a short-run kit? Yes it is. Does it require careful test fitting, filing and sanding, and some industrial strength (an old friend of mine called it "Black and Decker") modeling? Can you say "landing gear well roof"? But unbuildable? No way.

I have a real soft spot for the Hurricane and have pretty much all of Fly's kits. They have great surface detail, acceptable (to me, anyway) interior detail, and fit far more like a Special Hobby F2A than an FM/Hi-Tech Vautour. It ain't Tamiya, but it absolutely can be done with the application of those good old fashioned modeling skills. And if you want 1/32 Hurricanes, and I do; well, this is it.

Michael
b17-peter
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 09:39 PM UTC
@John - Thanks, mate

@Mike - Thank you, too, and I'm looking forward to the finish of your Hurricane
brekinapez
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 01:01 PM UTC
I've heard a bunch of people claim the Fly Hurricane is an unbuildable mess, and yet here you are to prove otherwise.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 12:37 PM UTC
Very nice, Peter!

Got the decals on the Fly Hurricane IID:





And just like that, up on it's gear!



I'm gonna get this one done!

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 02:09 AM UTC
Nice finish Peter!

Looks like there's only about one way to mold a B-25. Your parts looked just like mine, though a bit smaller, and much better!

Congrats!
b17-peter
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 12:22 AM UTC

Well, the job is done! My Mitchell is ready for the Pacific

Hirohito, watch out!
A few other pictures are already in the gallery, thanks again, Michael, for another fine campaign!
Mates, I hope many will finish!
brekinapez
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Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 03:09 PM UTC
Since we are getting close I suppose I should at least post my starting pic:

b17-peter
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Posted: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 06:29 AM UTC
Found another drawing today with slightly different color markings on the engine nacelles. So it's back to the paintshop for final retouching

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see AZmodel(CZ)
b17-peter
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Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 05:13 PM UTC
Hi mates,
I can declare my B-25J ready for ops
Pictures for the gallery will be taken soon.




b17-peter
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Posted: Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 08:06 PM UTC
@Michael - Hurricane looks good so far, keep going!
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 11:05 AM UTC
Finally getting somewhere on the Fly Hurricane IID.

Middlestone masked off and Dark Earth applied:



Masking removed:





Now we're talking. I may get this one done after all!

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 09:31 AM UTC
John-That's a really beautiful B-25, love the nose art.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"