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Official "Aces High" Campaign Thread
SGTJKJ
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Wednesday, December 03, 2008 - 04:12 AM UTC
Thanks for a great and well run campaign, Nige. The level of the entries is fantastic. So many well researched aircraft.

It has been a joy to combine the modelling and the research for my own build as well as follow others builds.

See you all in the bar
FalkeEins
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, December 03, 2008 - 08:30 AM UTC

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Great Campaign!! ... and great leadership too, thanks Nige!

Steffen



..couldn't have put it better myself ....& my first ribbon!....but even a relative novice like myself felt right at home..

& as Jesper says a nice mix of research & modelling.. ..

Thanks Nige !
CaptainA
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Indiana, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, December 03, 2008 - 01:16 PM UTC
Great campaign Nige. And thanks for the double-ribbon, even though I only did one build. You got me checking out my DD 214. (American military humor)

See you in the Thunderbolt.
lampie
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England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, December 03, 2008 - 09:57 PM UTC
Thanks for the kind words everyone.
It was a great campain to run.
Double ribbon?,,I didnt award any double ribbons
I'll see if I can sort that out
Anyone else got double ribbons?
Nige
Littorio
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Thursday, December 04, 2008 - 05:55 AM UTC
Nige thanks for a great fun campaign, looking forward to the P-47 build only a month away.

Some very nice builds

Luciano
TuomasH
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Turku ja Pori, Finland
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Posted: Thursday, December 04, 2008 - 06:19 AM UTC
I got new pictures for my sturmbock;
'

I also uploaded these new bettter photos to campaign gallery.
wrenchy
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Saskatchewan, Canada
Joined: April 23, 2006
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Posted: Sunday, December 07, 2008 - 03:59 PM UTC
Yayy! I've finally finished and uploaded pics to the campaign gallery. I've built Accurate Miniatures Yak-1b straight-outta-the-box with the kit markings for Sergei Lugansky's machine. It displays "32" indicating the number of kills. Unfortunately I can't seem to find a photo of the actual plane, only profile drawings, and the colours don't always seem to match the decals. Oh...ignore the fact that the sliding portion of the canopy is out of place. I didn't glue it on and it moved when I set the model down to shoot it..ooops!









Removed by original poster on 12/08/08 - 04:09:09 (GMT).
lampie
#029
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England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 03:49 AM UTC
Hi Ryan.
Nice finish!,,well done.
I hope you manage to find a photo somewhere to add to the gallery
Nige
Bigskip
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 12:13 AM UTC
Photos as promised, as discussed Nige - there aren't any photos of Butch in this plane, so a publicity shot it is.




Cheers

Andy
lampie
#029
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England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
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Posted: Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 01:55 AM UTC
Andy, you are more than welcome to join us in the Officers Club wearing your shiny new ribbon

Dont forget, anyone who entered the campaign before the closing date can still qualify for a ribbon by posting thier finished photos in the gallery before Christmas.

Nige
Emeritus
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 07:15 AM UTC
I hope I'll make it in time.

Here's some more progress on my entry. Decals are on:


Yeti123
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Michigan, United States
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Posted: Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 02:38 PM UTC
Beautiful 109. The painted over effect on the German Markings looks great.

Taylor
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 08:23 PM UTC
Thanks.
lampie
#029
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England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
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Posted: Monday, December 29, 2008 - 06:25 AM UTC
Anybody close to finishing (Eetu?) let me know how your doing.
Nige
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Monday, December 29, 2008 - 07:01 AM UTC
Yes, in fact I am.
Yesterday I sprayed an overall flattish clear coat. All there is to do now is add some weathering (exhaust stains, dirt & grime to wheels, perhaps a few paint chips here and there), paint a few details, remove masks, install antenna wire and then final assembly.

Here it is, after a first time trying out Promodeller's black wash, followed by a coat of 1:10 mixture of Tamiya flat base and future:


Oh, what a year...
Campaigns enlisted on: 3
Entries fnished within deadline: 0
lampie
#029
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England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
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Posted: Monday, December 29, 2008 - 08:32 AM UTC
Dont worry Eetu.
I have a ribbon sitting under a glass of single malt waiting on the bar for you
Your 109's looking really good,
How did you find the promodeller wash?

Anyone else going to finish before I close up the Aces High file?

Nige


BTW, Im going to propose another Aces Campaign at some point in the future, maybe 1st half of 2010
Emeritus
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Monday, December 29, 2008 - 11:27 AM UTC
The wash behaved nicely, I was quite surprised how easy it was to use. Gotta get some other colors of that stuff as well...
Yeti123
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Michigan, United States
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Posted: Monday, December 29, 2008 - 02:54 PM UTC
Nigel:
I am very close to getting the Mustang done. It has vexed me so Just the landing gear and the canopy left. My first attempt at a NM finish and you warned me about masking that spinner. Sorry to be the tail end charlie on this one.

Taylor
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Monday, January 12, 2009 - 11:10 PM UTC
Oh man... What I should have done in a few days, took almost two weeks. But now it's done! It's finnished! (pun intended)
Uploaded some pics to the campaign gallery as required. And again, sorry for the delay.

Messerschmitt Bf-109G-6
S.Sgt Leo Ahokas, fighter squadron 24
Summer 1944


Ahokas' Bf-109G-6 after a forced landing onto a field in the summer of 1944 after being damaged in an air combat. Not the most glamorous photo of an ace's mount, I admit, but that was the only one I could find of MT-437.

No kill markings on this, as customary on Finnish 109s. During the continuation war Ahokas scored 12 kills, seven of them flying Brewsters, five with 109s.

And on to the model. Hope you like it.











Thanks again for running the campaign! It was a blast.
:-H

Another one next year?

Some online references on pilots:
http://www.geocities.com/finnmilpge/fmp_faf_aces39_44.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_World_War_II_aces_from_Finland
http://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luettelo_Lentolaivue_24:n_ilmavoitoista_ja_sotatoimitappioista
lampie
#029
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England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 03:41 AM UTC
Excellent Eetu!
I really like the painted over markings. Well worth waiting for and your profile has got a nice new shiny ribbon. Very well deserved too!

Taylor.
No rush, your ribbons waiting

Another Aces High?, I think 2010 will be a good time to do this again perhaps.

Nige
TuomasH
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Turku ja Pori, Finland
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Posted: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 04:17 AM UTC

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Another Aces High?, I think 2010 will be a good time to do this again perhaps.

Nige


I'm in!
LongKnife
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Jönköping, Sweden
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Posted: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 04:46 AM UTC
I'm in too. It will be something in the line of a Bf 109 I guess

And Eetu, that's a beauty you've got there. I hope I will be able to get 1:48's like that some day
lampie
#029
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Posted: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 06:33 AM UTC
Hang on fella's!
This ones not quite finished yet
Nige
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 08:21 AM UTC
Thanks for the compliments!

I'm in for another one in 2010 as well, got plenty of ace material in the stash.