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wrenchy
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Saskatchewan, Canada
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Posted: Saturday, May 02, 2009 - 06:34 AM UTC
Thanks for the ribbon and the campaign. Great fun! Now on to the next one.
magnusf
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Posted: Friday, May 01, 2009 - 08:50 PM UTC

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Magnus, thanks for a great and well run campaign. Excellent looking ribbon!



We all know that a campaign is never better than its ribbon, thanks again Jesper !



Magnus
SGTJKJ
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 11:33 PM UTC
Thanks for the comments on the SU-24, John. I will keep them in mind for the build.

Victor and Stefan, nice Phantoms. Your struggles with these kits were worth the effort. Stefan, the decals look fantastic!

Magnus, thanks for a great and well run campaign. Excellent looking ribbon!
Tomcat31
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England - North East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 11:19 PM UTC
Thanks for the great campaign and some amazing builds all round.

I will get my 1/48 Tomcat finished at some point

Cheers
Phantom2
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Östergötland, Sweden
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Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 10:40 PM UTC
Hi!

Thanks for a very well run, fun and interesting Campaign!

Many great models were made, well done to all!

...and I got my Ribbon, yessss...

Cheers!

Stefan E
magnusf
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Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 07:05 PM UTC
Time to sum this one up, ribbons have been awarded and the final update of the table is posted below!



Thanks to all who participated, people have come and gone during the campaign but with a bit of help in the shape of an extension, we ended up with fourteen finished models. Not bad at all I think!

Thanks!



Magnus
magnusf
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Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 09:30 AM UTC
Victor Well done! Of course you made it!

Stefan You've got until noon tomorrow, I hope you get your Tornado done as well!

Editing: Stefan, we must have posted at exactly the same time! I am so happy you made the cut! Updated table to be posted tomorrow morning!


Magnus
Phantom2
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Östergötland, Sweden
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Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 09:30 AM UTC
Hi all!

Victor, Your Tonka looks beautiful!
You have done a VERY good job on her!

I have finally finished my Italian Tornado (Italeri 1/48) in the special "Panther scheme"!

Never before have I been as relieved as tonight when I could say; It´s done!

This has been a very hard, tidious build!
This kit have almost NO fit, every join needs to be filled and sanded, very vauge locating points for most parts and an incorrect drawing.

Only good point was the decals from Cartograph, beautifully printed and they behaved perfectly and snuggled down with some Micro-set and -sol.

Cockpit from Neomega and the model is painted with Alclad White Aluminium and Humbrol #21 Gloss Black.

Well, here she is;

































Whew, I did it with 1hr30min to go!

Thanks for a fun and well run Campaign, good job everyone!

Cheers!

Stefan E
Victor
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Louth, Ireland
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Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 07:05 AM UTC
Hi All,

Well hopefully i'm in by the very skin of my Teeth.

Here's my Airfix 1/48 Tornado. This has not been an easy build by any means, the fit of the kit was very poor between the two Fuselage halves and again with the vertical stab. The cycle of sanding and filling seemed to go on for weeks. Added to that the kit decals were very poor (Possibly beacuse of age??) And quite a lot didn't make it as far as the model. I used an Xtradecal set for the main markings, but had to rely on the kit decals for the stencils etc.

Anyway enough of the excuses, here it is. (Apologies once again for the Photography)

Victor.







Nito74
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ARMORAMA
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 11:38 PM UTC
Well Jesper, I didn't had many problems with the kit.
The fitting was very good , no problems with the cockpit, engine bay or wheels.

Some filling is needed with parts A1 and A2, but that was it.
The Zvezda Fencer is based on the same moulds, I suspect the Revell one too..

Some issues:
- poor detailing of the cockpit.
- Difficulty to fit the wheel bay doors after putting the fuel tanks... but this was my mistake..
- Adding decals to the wheel bay doors after glueing them... my mistake too...
- the Antenna that is on the cone consists of 2 small parts, very fragile, broke it twice while finishing some details and adding decals, so leave it for the end...
- the decals for the instrument panel are too big
- I didn't use the weight on the cone (step 3), didn't need to the plane is well balanced.
- D10 parts on step 7 weren't very easy to add... now that it's over I noticed I forgot them..
- E11 and E4 / E5 are very small parts that might get lost very easy...

As you can see most of the issues were mistakes

If you need any help or question let me know
SGTJKJ
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 09:54 PM UTC
Great to see the swing wingers coming in to land just before closing time. Some really nice builds in this campaign.
Well done, guys.

John, how did the SU-24 parts fit? Anything to be aware of? I have this kit in my stash and I am suspicious of the fit.

magnusf
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 05:56 PM UTC
With Glenn and John checking in we got 12 green ones, well done! You'll get 24 hours from now before the gates close for good, I hope you'll make it!





Magnus
Nito74
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 02:51 PM UTC
Finally... the Su-24 Fencer C from Dragon..







Nito74
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ARMORAMA
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Monday, April 27, 2009 - 03:05 AM UTC
This morning I washed the fencer, added the canopy, the broken antenna..
Just missing the 2 wingtip clear parts, don't have the time to finish all the weapons... so i'll go for a naked Fencer !

Edited: I finished it !!!
Pics tonight!!
G-Unit
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Nova Scotia, Canada
Joined: March 28, 2009
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Posted: Monday, April 27, 2009 - 02:27 AM UTC
Hello Everyone,
So I have got my digital up and running, and I managed to get some pictures of my F-14 that I built just in time for this group build. Hope you all enjoy it..Its not what you guys usually do, from what I've seen, but hey Doesnt she look sexy in black?





Ignore the popcorn kernal in the first picture...That was my modelling snack...Gotta love homemade popcorn
magnusf
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Posted: Sunday, April 26, 2009 - 07:40 PM UTC
Allen! A VERY good-looking Tomcat (aren't they all )! I really must try "the small scale" some time!

John! I am sure you'll make it!

Stefan! I hope you have spent the beautiful weekend we just had here in Sweden in the modelling dungeon !


Allen, you are number ten to go green. And I still have some green paint left in that bucket...



Magnus
Nito74
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Sunday, April 26, 2009 - 09:58 AM UTC
Just finished the decals... hope to finish the canopy tonight and give a wash before taking some pics.
I broke the antenna tip 2 times already, hope to get it right this time. Also missing 2 small clear parts on the wing tips.
I hope to get this bird finished by Monday.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Sunday, April 26, 2009 - 09:18 AM UTC
Looks good, Allen. Very fast work!
The full load on the Tomcat looks great - especially the brutal looking phoenix missiles.

Good to have you onboard the campaign swinging your wings in the last second
Tomcat31
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England - North East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, April 26, 2009 - 08:49 AM UTC
Well my mini Tomcat is finished

The full build log can be found Here







Technically the scheme I chose no long carried the Phoenix missile as it had been decommissioned but I just couldn't resist the classic load out for the Tomcat.

Nito74
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ARMORAMA
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Saturday, April 25, 2009 - 07:21 AM UTC
Adding some decals and fixing some maskings that went wrong.. hope to getting it finished over the weekend..
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Friday, April 24, 2009 - 11:10 PM UTC
Ryan, great job on the MiG 23. Looks great with a very cool camo.

Stefan, nice save on the painting. The decals look great in place. This is going to be a colourfull bird.

Looking forward to see what turns up during the last days of the campaign.
Phantom2
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Östergötland, Sweden
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Posted: Friday, April 24, 2009 - 10:50 PM UTC
Hi all!

i have been working hard on my stubborn Tornado, and I´m making some progress!

Really....


After some small seam-correcting tasks, I gave the model a final coat of grey primer.

Then i could paint the whole aircraft in a handsome gloss black.



I left it for a few days, and then it was time to do some masking.
It´s more masking then you can believe on this kit, actually!







To get a softer edge I used blue-tack "worms";



Then a coat of Alclad White Auminium;





More masking to paint the panels around the exhausts Alclad steel;



same around the guns;



Then it was off with all the masking!









I wasn´t careful enough when masking the wings so I got this;



Not good enough so I did a respray freehanded;



Much better now, eh?

The model after painting is completed;











Then it was time to get some decals on the Tonka!

These are from Cartograph and posed no problems whatsoever!

Beautiful colors, perfect print, opaque and very easy to use!
Only hard spots was over the vortex generators(?) on the fin, and the big cat-face on the spine.
But with Micro-set and -sol, and a bit of careful slicing with a scalpel, it worked like a charm!









Only the small dangly bits left now!

I´ll get her done this weekend if everything goes as planned (but whatever does?).

Cheers!

Stefan E
magnusf
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 05:54 PM UTC
We have had a new builder entering the campaign, welcome to G-Unit, Glenn from Canada!



One week left!



Magnus
Tomcat31
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England - North East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Monday, April 20, 2009 - 09:38 PM UTC
The Speed build has started......

Link to Build
Nito74
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ARMORAMA
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Monday, April 20, 2009 - 02:44 AM UTC
Almost finished my Fencer..
- wheels, antennas, pods all done !!
Currently working on some weapons and fuel tanks.

Will have to buy some masking tape and a spray can for the Camo paint, apply the decals and try to finish this campaign... batteries for the camera too would help to post some more progress shots too..