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OFFICIAL: Dog Fights Campaign
noddy927
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, February 12, 2016 - 10:00 PM UTC
Thanks Thomas. Yes i did it free hand with my airbrush, highly thinned and up close.

Cheers pete
goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
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Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 11:11 AM UTC
Hi all!
Some work over the last weeks on the combatants.
Think you all know about the quality of those 70's kits from Heller...
The Airacobra was first decaled with US Markings and after "delivered" to Russia roughly overpainted, received red stars and a bad maintenance. Still some things to do on both of them.










Thomas
noddy927
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Posted: Friday, March 11, 2016 - 12:11 PM UTC
Nice work Thomas
MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Friday, March 11, 2016 - 07:38 PM UTC
Nice Thomas! It's easy to forget how small the 109 was.

Michael
dcandal
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 04:36 AM UTC
Hi,

Im going to begin this Dogfights campaign with a F4F-Wilcat and a N1K1 of the Pacific War,

dcandal
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 03:55 PM UTC
Well, Im going to begin with the N1K1,









Kilo_Uniform
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Gauteng, South Africa
Joined: July 03, 2015
KitMaker: 280 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 08:21 PM UTC
Hi Daniel,

Amazing work with the scalpel! Did you just scrape some of the plastic off? How did you judge when it was enough?

Regards,
Kobus
dcandal
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted: Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 12:18 AM UTC
Thanks Kilo,

Yes, I used the scalpe, but then you must you a sandpaper to give the final appearance. I use some photos for reference.
dcandal
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted: Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 04:11 AM UTC
Today advances,





goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
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Posted: Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 12:39 PM UTC
Thank's Peter and Michael!

Daniel, nice progress and good surgical work

For this campaign it's coming nearly to the end as I call the second opponent finished and will send it to combat...

Bf109 G2 (Heller-F) from 15. (Kroat)/JG 52 (Kroatenstaffel; Croatian Air Force Legion) late 1942 Crimea/Kuban. Unknown unit against a Russian P39 Airacobra (also unknown).



... and they can't wait to went out and play... (a little fuzziness by moving the birds to give a bit life)







Try to get another photo session soon, although I have no sufficient background.
Thomas
Kilo_Uniform
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Gauteng, South Africa
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Posted: Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 01:02 PM UTC
Hi Daniel,

Thank you for the feedback - much appreciated. Excellent work! Looking forward to the next update.

Regards,
Kobus
goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
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Posted: Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 07:18 PM UTC
O.K. folks, showtime!
Now I call it officially done.
Didn't took it all too serious, had just some fun with that double build and tried out some techniques
















Thank's for looking, enjoy your benchtime
Thomas
dcandal
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 12:11 AM UTC
Continuing with the N1K1,





dcandal
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted: Friday, March 25, 2016 - 12:07 AM UTC
Finished with tha paiont and adding the decals,





dcandal
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted: Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 08:18 PM UTC
Here Ill go with the second plane of this campaign, the F4 Wildcat,







dcandal
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 03:02 AM UTC
Hi,

Is it possible to have a few more days to finish this campaign?
Thanks
MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 04:48 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi,

Is it possible to have a few more days to finish this campaign?
Thanks



That's up to PrickleHead, he's the campaign leader. How 'bout it PH?

Michael
EHAM0624
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Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 02:09 AM UTC
Mr, PrickleHead.

I have a problem,... i lost my start photos with time and date,.. just spend an hour trying to find them but could not retrieve them out of my wonderful lightroom,..

Anyway i started a long time ago 2 Airfix 1/72 models, then the built staled but i'm now on track to finish them both today or tomorrow.
It's a early second world war engagement some were over France between the English and German classics.

The progress so far on the "English"




And the "German"


small set back,...


resprayed it,.. the damage shows but from a distance it looks,.. well not ok but will do.



EHAM0624
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Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 01:36 AM UTC
finished,.. well not all decals are added to the "German" but for today it's ok

The decals in the box are great they stick nicely on the model


The decals in this box are not that great however it also could be i did not apply the clear correctly


Both added to the stand ( i placed magnets in the hull when i started the built








thanks
dcandal
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 04:15 AM UTC
Hi,

Here I shown you the cockpit of the Wildcat finished,





I had finished the first plane of this campaign (the N1K1), but I need a fewmore days to finish the Wildcat.

Please let me know if it is possible.
Thanks
MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 04:57 PM UTC
One week extension to 9th April everyone. Let's get 'em done!

Michael
goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
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Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 07:43 PM UTC
Very good work Jan an congrats for finishing in time!
Paint and camo on both of them come out nicely and the idea with the stand is funny

Thank's Michael for hosting instead of PH! Great to see some more finished models finally


Thomas
dcandal
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 09:27 PM UTC
Yesss, thanks Mike!!
dcandal
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted: Friday, April 01, 2016 - 08:53 PM UTC
Continuing with the Wildcat and try to finish it in this extra week.

Here I prepare the landing gear interios with some details that I added,









dcandal
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted: Monday, April 04, 2016 - 05:00 AM UTC
Today I had finished the drop tanks,