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MichaelSatin
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Posted: Monday, July 16, 2018 - 07:41 AM UTC

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I looked for the campaign under 2018 campaigns but could not find it to post to the gallery.



Aeroscale has its campaigns under the Aeroscale header rather than the general Campaigns header. You can find it here.

Nice work, by the way!

Michael
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Posted: Monday, July 16, 2018 - 07:16 AM UTC
Can't believe how quick this kit flew together OOB after I chickened out on the super detailed detail set. I might have a second go and try the detail set, now that I have this experience and reference.

I looked for the campaign under 2018 campaigns but could not find it to post to the gallery.


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Posted: Monday, July 16, 2018 - 01:40 AM UTC

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What do you use to prime the resin?



This time I just used Tamiya NATO Black acrylic with an airbrush.
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Posted: Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 08:11 PM UTC
What do you use to prime the resin?
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Posted: Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 01:57 PM UTC
A chance to play with some of the fun bits this evening. Forgot how good the resin stuff from Cutting Edge was. Primed it black and then a coat of cockpit green ANA611.

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Posted: Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 11:29 AM UTC
Good clean start. Looks to have some nice details in the cockpit.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 11:18 AM UTC
This weekend's progress on the Fly Hurricane IID:





Definitely limited run, the parts are fairly nice (though cleanup is required) but location is not at all clear. Still, here I am so far!

Michael
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Posted: Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 09:18 AM UTC
Nice work going on here!

I'm getting ready to start on the Fly 1/32 Hurricane IID





I have a vacuform canopy and kabuki tape mask for it. Otherwise I'm planning for an out of the box build. I'll be doing the well know JVoZ from 6 Squadron in 1942.



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Posted: Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 03:13 AM UTC
Jacob, your Hurricane looks great. More surgery required for the P-40, this time the lower wing section. Some gaps but think those should fill easily.



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Posted: Friday, July 13, 2018 - 06:15 AM UTC
Interesting kit Chris, I havent seen a build up AMT P-40 in about a decade or so.
I have put together the fuselage and wings of the Hurricane. Its a nice kit alright, but it has some minor issues. The fit of the wings is nice with the exception of the underside where the wings join the rear fuselage. I had to use a strip of plastic there to fill up a small gap. Also the tropical filter isnt nice and fits poorly. These are however only small things. Overall im preaty happy with the kit.

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Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 11:38 AM UTC
Chris I've built several of the P-40 both AMT/Ertl and Amtech and I found it easier to rescribe the panel lines a little deeper and replace those that are missing then sand and fill cleaning the putty out of the rescribed lines before it dries.

Just makes it a little easier as you don't need great amounts of putty to tidy up the area. Although rescribing panel lines is still one of those areas of my skill set that really needs work.
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Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 09:33 AM UTC
Deep breath and starting with a bit of surgery> Not for the faint hearted. Did note some molding flaws needing attention at the rear fuselage which may have also been used for the F version.





The inner skin of the front fuselage needs to be thickened about .05thou where it attaches to the resin cowl to eliminate a step all the way around. Actually an easy fix.







The mold flaws at the rear. Sand, fill, rescribe.

MichaelSatin
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Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 01:07 AM UTC

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I am tempted to join this campaign and build the Sd.Kfz 10/5 Fur 2cm Flak 38 - which saw service in North Afria and Italy - hopefully that satisfies rule 1?



It does indeed Darren, come on in!

Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:11 PM UTC
I am tempted to join this campaign and build the Sd.Kfz 10/5 Fur 2cm Flak 38 - which saw service in North Afria and Italy - hopefully that satisfies rule 1?
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Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 08:56 PM UTC
Hi all,

i just enlisted with this nice little kit :



Cheers
nico
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Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:31 AM UTC
Ok, here goes! First campaign. Decisions...decisions.... 1/48 or 1/35?? I call this project the Malta Tilly......

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Posted: Monday, July 09, 2018 - 04:29 AM UTC
Chris,

Winged things aren't that scary! You're holding an enviable kit! Build it, and have a blast!!!
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Posted: Saturday, July 07, 2018 - 01:22 PM UTC
Have not finished a wingy thing in almost 18 years so we'll see if I've got this in me.



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Posted: Tuesday, July 03, 2018 - 09:09 AM UTC
John is posed to finish a B-24 and I not even entered yet. I'm slow to react I guess.
Tomorrow it's the big day! I'll take the final decision on what's going to be: PzKpfw I or Stuka...

Gabriel
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Posted: Tuesday, July 03, 2018 - 05:22 AM UTC
Hi all,

Jacob, nice job so far! I really like the instrument panel, it's a shame that you'll be closing it all up.

A little update for me, I know I said "onto the cockpit", however, my B-24 build pointed me in a different direction. After the test fit, I found that the wings would be more appropriate. Given the fit of the nacelle to the wings, my attention got refocused.

I also took this time to allocate all the weight on this bird. I was surprised that Rosie joined in the fun of flatting of 73 fishing weights! I'm thinking intro to the airbrush is a bit soon! But hey, I'll enjoy the moment!

Using 5 min epoxy, a mix was made and the weights were placed in the front wheel well, and front of the nacelle's. I haven't checked yet, but I'm pretty confident that enough weight is on hand!


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Posted: Tuesday, July 03, 2018 - 04:01 AM UTC
Good choise if I might say so Franck, we will have a Hurricane build-off. I have already put a couple hours in mine. As expected with new Airfix offerings, its a good kit, not Tamiya good, but good. Since the canopy will be closed on this one, I have chosen to use extra contrasting colors. Its all OOB so far with the addition of old AM harness from Extratech from early 1990s. What is especially nice on the Airfix kit are the wheel bays.

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Posted: Sunday, July 01, 2018 - 12:14 AM UTC
For this campaign, i've opted for an A-36 Apache and a Hurricane. The hurricane will be represented under the free french
colors.

MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 12:47 AM UTC
It's a really nice kit Jacob, you should be able to breeze through it after the Hun!

Michael
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Posted: Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 12:39 AM UTC
So with the Vietnam campaign nearly over Its time to enlist again ! I have pulled some boxes from the stash Today to see if something would fit the rules and a couple of boxes appeared. I also wanted to do something characteristic - avoiding all the Me-109Gs and P-40s, Spitfires and such. So this is what I have :

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Now the issue is I want something easy. After my last battle with Trumpeters 1/48 F-100D, I need something more relaxing to build. So that puts out the Blenheim, Boston and the Breda. The Beaufighter is nice, but I wanted to do something special with it later with all the AM goodies I can get hold of. Now from the reminding three the Hurricane seems to be the easiest and I havent realy build anything from Airfix in Years, so thats the choise I guess.

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Posted: Friday, June 29, 2018 - 08:47 AM UTC
I was going to post all WIP in one shot, but some stuff has come up that will keep me away from the bench for a bit. So I'll go ahead and post what I have.

I'm building a tracky thing, a Tunisian Tiger....well sort of. I'll be building a M3a1 Stuart "Tiger" of US Army, 3rd Platoon, Company C, 1st Armored Battalion, 1st Armored Division. It was captured by German forces in Tunisia in December 1942.
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I used Academy's M3a1 Stuart kit (#13269), in 1/35 scale. I've heard good things about this kit. The kit has a few shape issues and suffers from some shortcuts. It does come with an interior and offers the choice of rubberband tracks or individual link tracks. Markings include the US Army's "tiger", two USMC Stuarts in Bougainville, and two Soviet tanks. The two USMC tanks have some pinup art.
The kit comes with parts from their Honey kit, as well as later Stuart parts like solid road-weels, drive sprockets, and idlers.
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I started with the suspension. Every thing went together fine.
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Mounted the suspension assemblies and drive components to lower hull.
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The interior is okay. It captures alot of the standout details of the actual interior. However, it omits the drive trans and the engine. They also left off the support arms for the driver and hull gunner's hatches. Those can be scratched with styrene strip.
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Interior painted. The instructions are pretty weak on interior painting and I've seen a variety of painting for various other Stuart interiors.
As an aside, I had to move the radio back so the hull-mounted MG would clear it.
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Upper hull assembled. Tiger is shown with the extra MGs added to the hull. Likewise, it mounts the two auxiliary fuel tanks.
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I went ahead and painted the hull. I hadn't assembled the turret yet, but I had painted my M36 Jackson for the Interiors Campaign and had some Olive Drab paint left-over so I used it.
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And that's where I am right now. The next update will be finishing it up.