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OFFICIAL: Hangar Queen V
Bushioka
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Oregon, United States
Joined: January 13, 2014
KitMaker: 107 posts
AeroScale: 105 posts
Posted: Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 01:13 PM UTC
Haven't resumed working on this one yet, but it's the next HQ in the queue:

drabslab
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European Union
Joined: September 28, 2004
KitMaker: 2,172 posts
AeroScale: 1,586 posts
Posted: Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 09:33 PM UTC
Here it is:

My Hangar queen entry.



In fact I could choose from 5 queens in various stages of development but this one requires the most work which seems appropriate for a campaign.
Grenadier37
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Texas, United States
Joined: June 02, 2008
KitMaker: 232 posts
AeroScale: 155 posts
Posted: Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 03:30 AM UTC
I started this Airfix 1/72 Spitfire Mk. IA a few months ago, it's part of the 'Dogfight Doubles' boxing with the Bf110. The 110 hasn't been started yet, so not part of this build.

Robbd01
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Arizona, United States
Joined: February 13, 2013
KitMaker: 753 posts
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Posted: Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 04:07 AM UTC
Update to my once entry into the Club Med campaign.

Cockpits are done


A Builders eye view of the table before I cram the finished cockpits into the fuselages. Note that in my haste to document this event I matched the cockpits to the wrong fuselages.


All sealed up sitting on my bi-plane rig while glue/ca/putty dry. I thought this would be a good point as a intro pic to Hanger Queen VI - well maybe not.


For any who are interested here is the Kitmaker link to previous pic postings.
http://gallery3.kitmaker.net/showgallery.php/cat/28521

Cheers for now

JClapp
#259
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Massachusetts, United States
Joined: October 23, 2011
KitMaker: 2,263 posts
AeroScale: 1,714 posts
Posted: Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 04:11 AM UTC
A whole page of new entries - good stuff! and its still January.
29Foxtrot
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Victoria, Australia
Joined: September 19, 2003
KitMaker: 708 posts
AeroScale: 674 posts
Posted: Friday, January 30, 2015 - 11:49 PM UTC
Greetings,

Some interesting progress on some of the subjects here so far.

The WIP as to date on my A1h Skyraider, a couple of the weapons have yet to be added to their hard points, but it is getting closer to the finish line.







MLD
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Vermont, United States
Joined: July 21, 2002
KitMaker: 3,486 posts
AeroScale: 404 posts
Posted: Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 05:43 AM UTC
Starting from here now that the AeroMaster 'too little too late' decals arrived from Squadron. They are for 190D's but as a bunch of stencils and markings will do just fine.
The cammo is invented but it was fun punching all the little circles from tape.


Maybe some progress this weekend, if not Feb vacation is coming up soon.
Tobar
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Arizona, United States
Joined: October 17, 2002
KitMaker: 189 posts
AeroScale: 67 posts
Posted: Monday, February 02, 2015 - 01:05 AM UTC
Mike,
I'm love your paint scheme. ....
PeteDoc
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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Joined: April 10, 2012
KitMaker: 157 posts
AeroScale: 20 posts
Posted: Monday, February 02, 2015 - 01:50 AM UTC
Making good progress!



All markings so far masked and painted, prop &spinner painted, landing gear fitted, lead wire brake lines added, landing light made from clear sprue added.
MLD
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Vermont, United States
Joined: July 21, 2002
KitMaker: 3,486 posts
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Posted: Monday, February 02, 2015 - 02:33 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Mike,
I'm love your paint scheme. ....



Thank you for the compliment. Its been sitting, built up and almost finished for 10+yrs now. Moved 3-4 times too.
I finally settled on the wheels up posing. Wheels down looks ungainly and awkward, wheels up looks sinister and purposeful.

Tempted to find another to do in a ficticious nightfighter scheme, with that mess of antenae on the nose...

Here it is with some generic stencils on the topside. But then again, the RoG ones were not any better.

Needs another gloss coat to seal the decals and then some fading to a semi-gloss finish. Have not decided if I will spray the yellow/red ID band near the 'tail'

The scheme is of course completely made up and the colors are a little stark, but it is a fun looking plane.

The underside is pale blue/grey.

needs markings/stencils and another gloss coat to seal. Then washes and fading.
heavyjagdpanzer
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Georgia, United States
Joined: February 17, 2013
KitMaker: 113 posts
AeroScale: 93 posts
Posted: Thursday, February 05, 2015 - 05:39 AM UTC
Here is my entry if it’s OK. Like Pete Doc, mine is a refuge from the “Land of the Rising Sun” campaign. It’s a Hasegawa 1:48, Nakajima Ki-44 Shoki. Here is a link to the build. http://aeroscale.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=226457#1908310
The last picture shows the model as painted, since them I have been scratching the paint off. I am just about through with the “hair spray” process and will post some pictures in the near future.
PeeJay74
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: January 08, 2014
KitMaker: 419 posts
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Posted: Saturday, February 07, 2015 - 04:30 AM UTC
Eduard 1/48 F6F-3 + Wolfpack wingfold

Decals all done, she is nearly finished.

29Foxtrot
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Victoria, Australia
Joined: September 19, 2003
KitMaker: 708 posts
AeroScale: 674 posts
Posted: Saturday, February 07, 2015 - 11:25 PM UTC
Hi All,

Progress to date on the 48 scale A1-h Skyraider.






This one is close to being finished.
PeteDoc
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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Joined: April 10, 2012
KitMaker: 157 posts
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Posted: Monday, February 09, 2015 - 01:25 PM UTC
Getting close now. Sorry about the photo quality - heading out to work - the coffee was boiling and the bacon was burning so it was a bit rushed!
Tobar
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Arizona, United States
Joined: October 17, 2002
KitMaker: 189 posts
AeroScale: 67 posts
Posted: Monday, February 09, 2015 - 11:36 PM UTC
PJ 74...
I like the coloring of your AC,
What brand of paints are you using?
it looks like your matching the FS#'s..
PeeJay74
#363
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: January 08, 2014
KitMaker: 419 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 02:22 AM UTC
The blues are Model Master enamels; Intermediate Blue, Gloss Sea Blue, and Non-Specular Sea Blue along the leading edges. The white is Tamiya, my go to paint for doing white. I followed the Monogram Official USN/USMC Color Guide for the mid-war scheme. I had faded the blue a bit in places to get some tonal differences but they seem to have washed out under the gloss coat.
JClapp
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Massachusetts, United States
Joined: October 23, 2011
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Posted: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 02:26 PM UTC
great looking stuff on this page. a nice variety of subjects as well.

I've been working on this Welsh models vacuform Shorts 330. It went together well enough.


heavyjagdpanzer
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Georgia, United States
Joined: February 17, 2013
KitMaker: 113 posts
AeroScale: 93 posts
Posted: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 07:36 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Getting close now. Sorry about the photo quality - heading out to work - the coffee was boiling and the bacon was burning so it was a bit rushed!


Pete Doc, your KI-84 looks good! I might try salt as a weathering method some time. Hairspray works well but it is tedious and it is hard to get a random effect with it.
JClapp
#259
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Massachusetts, United States
Joined: October 23, 2011
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Posted: Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 10:18 PM UTC
S.330 painted, ready for decals, which i have yet to design and print.

Robbd01
#323
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Arizona, United States
Joined: February 13, 2013
KitMaker: 753 posts
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Posted: Friday, February 13, 2015 - 08:13 PM UTC
Latest update. Putting more pieces parts together. The spitfire sits drying and I am about to work on the RE-2000. With great inspiration from one of Gary's (MakingModelsAgain) reviews ( http://www.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=230943 ) I have included a pic of my update with a view of some seasonal brew served in my lovely Eduard Spitfire IX glass. Best IPA I have had to date



Cheers

JClapp
#259
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Massachusetts, United States
Joined: October 23, 2011
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Posted: Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 03:47 AM UTC
haha, the spitfire is drying and youre getting wet!
heavyjagdpanzer
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Georgia, United States
Joined: February 17, 2013
KitMaker: 113 posts
AeroScale: 93 posts
Posted: Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 06:58 AM UTC
The last time I posted about my Ki-44 (27-11-14) I had finished painting it. I have since then been scraping the paint off! This is the first time I have used hairspray as a weathering technique, and I am fairly pleased with the results. However picking the paint off with a toothpick is tedious and time consuming. I can see where using salt would be easier and faster. I am about ready to spray gloss coat on this thing and start putting on some decals.



27-1025
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: September 16, 2004
KitMaker: 1,248 posts
AeroScale: 36 posts
Posted: Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 11:48 AM UTC
Ok, I'll play. Here is my Hasegawa 1/48 Aichi Val. I started and shelved it late 1999.

This is as far as I got. When I dragged it down today and started to mess with it, I remember why I shelved it. Not a fan of CMK products and this was one of the last I've ever bought.....nuff said

I think I can get motivated to finish this into something respectable





JClapp
#259
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 04:31 PM UTC
you've certainly got alot of work into it already - looks like being a magnificent model when its all together.
please do carry on.
MLD
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Vermont, United States
Joined: July 21, 2002
KitMaker: 3,486 posts
AeroScale: 404 posts
Posted: Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 10:55 PM UTC
Late war German fighters getting some more decal time, Hobby Boss FW 190 D-9 airfield defender, Revel's ancient Ta 152 H ( with completely ficticious Aero Master decals... shhh, I wont tell if you dont..), and the Ho 229 with underside markings and generic stencils from the Aero Master's "Too Little, Too Late" sheet #204 as well.



All three need gloss coating, some washes and fading, but the finish line is closing in.

M