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OFFICIAL: Fighter-Bomber Campaign
RedDuster
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Posted: Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 03:05 AM UTC
Great job on the Jug on the Simon, the weathering is excellent.

Onward with the Seahawk. jetpipes and inner wing ends in place, they will give some structure ot the inner wing sections to add the extended outer wings.



Fuselage together, the nose halves don't fit too well, hence the masking tape.



More soon.

Si
scribbles101
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Posted: Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 07:22 PM UTC
@Thomas & Simon.H - Cheers for the feedback guys, much appertiated, and I'm glad you like it!

Here is some more progress on the F-84

fuselage halves all sealed up


Wings and tail all done, apart from the wing tip tanks that is


Undercarriage in place


Final assembly done - this kit has 2 different variations for the large panels just in front of the wings below the cockpit, meaning that I could leave one side open until this stage to ensure that I wouldn't end up with a tail sitter, as it was there was just enough weight to keep the nose down just in the nose, but I decided to cram a little more weight in there anyway, just to be safe


Painted in readiness for the French markings included with this kit, purely because I have built plenty of aircraft in American markings recently, so I just wanted a change of scenery, and this looked like quite an interesting scheme

More to come
Cheers, Simon
Bigrip74
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Posted: Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 08:38 PM UTC
Simon.L, nice progress on your F-84. I just moved some parts to remove from the tree and the braced canopy fell on the floor and has been eaten by that MONSTER .




bOB
Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 06:59 AM UTC
A little more progress:


RedDuster
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Posted: Monday, June 29, 2015 - 02:02 AM UTC
A bit more progress,

The poor fit on the nose filled.



and sanded.



The twin RPs scrounged from an Airfix Seafire 47 require adjustments to the mounting holes on the lower wing.





drilled and the twin RPs test fitted. All good.



Wings attached, spraying time next.



More soon

Cheers.

Si
Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, June 29, 2015 - 05:32 AM UTC
Simon H. it looks like we both are keeping the putty industry employed with our builds. I still cannot get over the tail pipe paint job. I have come up with a MAYBE fix for me to replicate your method.

BOB
TankSGT
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Posted: Monday, June 29, 2015 - 04:01 PM UTC
Well I'm certainly enjoying the great builds on this campaign. I'm trying to catch up. I'am also finding lots of places to putty on my Hobbyboss kit. The fuselage is together the nose weighted and lower wing installed. I was hoping by attaching the lower wing first I might reduce the wing fuselage seam. We shall see. In some of my research I saw blast tubes for the 20mm cannon so I added them.



Tom
scribbles101
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Posted: Wednesday, July 01, 2015 - 04:33 PM UTC
Me again, I'm done! again.....
one French F-84 G









Black wing stripes, small French flags on the tail and part of what I presume are the squadron numbers on the nose are painted, either because the decals tore or just refused to come free of the backing paper. Seriously the flag decals were soaking for about an hour, and still would not slide, so I gave up and painted the flags free hand. The squadron numbers were also painted free hand from the places where the decals tore.

NEXT!




One F8F Bearcat, I am using the PE upgrade set from Eduard for this kit, as well as the spare stores from an academy P-38 I built recently because the kit is a little light on detail and the underwing stores are not very convincing

Anyway, this should take me considerably longer because I have never used a PE set like this before, so that is going to be a challenge, and besides, you are probably getting a little bit sick of me by now!

Cheers, Simon

P.S @Bob - I nearly had that problem with the canopy myself, I saved it from the carpet monster only to then have to rescue it from another monster known as the domestic cat!
Bigrip74
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Posted: Wednesday, July 01, 2015 - 07:28 PM UTC
Nice job Simon.L on the F-84, as for my canopy I will just have to go with the unbraced version.

Bob
Bigrip74
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Posted: Thursday, July 02, 2015 - 04:52 AM UTC
Does anyone have experience in how long it takes to get a replacement part from Revell?

Bob
Jessie_C
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Posted: Thursday, July 02, 2015 - 07:16 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Does anyone have experience in how long it takes to get a replacement part from Revell?

Bob



It can take anywhere between 2 weeks and 2 months, depending upon how busy they are and whether the parts are current or not. Call it an average of 5 weeks or so and you probably won't be disappointed.
TankSGT
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Posted: Friday, July 03, 2015 - 03:26 PM UTC
Well I'm moving slowly along and I've come to the part of building planes I hate that kept me building tanks for the last 10 years filling seams and sanding.The wing to fuselage joints were huge.


I glued in stretched sprue to back fill the seams. While Simom is knocking out fighter bombers like a WW2 Lockheed factory I'm building 3 armor kits for Armorama group builds.

Tom
scribbles101
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Posted: Friday, July 03, 2015 - 09:21 PM UTC

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While Simom is knocking out fighter bombers like a WW2 Lockheed factory



Yep! I guess I am, but hey, thats probably just because I have too much free time on my hands at the minute, I do have a job (well an apprenticeship to be exact, but it still counts, its full time, and I'm getting paid to do it) but that does not start until September so I'm twiddling my thumbs a bit until then!
RedDuster
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Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2015 - 01:49 AM UTC
Hi Bob, Guess we are, manky job, but somebody has to do it!

Getting in position to hide the putty.

The windscreen in place and masked, the canopy also masked, unfortunately the sliding section covers part of the rear fusalege decking, so cannot be used to mask the cockpit.



Exhausts and cockpit masked, intakes masked with blue tack.



Wheel bays masked as well.



Undercariage legs that need to be fitted before join the fuselage halves are a real pain.

A base coat of matt white sprayed on,



Next I am going to have a go at pre shading.

Si
scribbles101
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Posted: Sunday, July 05, 2015 - 03:44 PM UTC
Me again!

Here is some progress on the Bearcat

Firstly the cockpit

It is a little bit rough around the edges (by a little, I mean VERY rough around the edges) but it is all there, oh and the stick is actually a .50 cal machine gun barrel from the same academy lightning I am scrounging the under wing stores from!


Fuselage halves together and I have to say - I heard many things about Testors kits having terrible fit issues, but even with the Eduard cockpit the fuselage halves fitted together beautifully, just a little sanding needed here and there


Eduard undercarriage wells fitted, they just need a little adjustment at the edges


Remember what I said about the fit? Here are those fit issues - these are going to need some serious filling as they are almost 2-2.5mm wide in some places


here is the academy 500lb bomb next to the Testors offering - there is no caparison really is there?

Any way that is it for now - more to come!

Cheers Simon
RedDuster
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Posted: Wednesday, July 08, 2015 - 07:38 PM UTC
On with getting paint on,

A very crude attempt at pre shading, have to admit I don't practice with my airbrush as much as I should.





It was such a bright day I managed to get the white on as well.



doesn't look too bad now, hope to get the underside masked and the ESDG on tomorrow.

Cheers.

Si
RedDuster
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Posted: Thursday, July 09, 2015 - 11:47 PM UTC
A bit more progress today,

Lower surface masked off.



sprayed.



and the masking off.



cheers,

Si
scribbles101
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Posted: Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 12:37 AM UTC
@Simon.H - That sea hawk is looking great so far, I love the fleet air arm camo schemes

On the subject of paint, the Bearcat has some too! All over US Navy dark blue livery with some heavy chipping around the wing roots and on the leading edges of the tail assembly, This shot was taken during the chipping process, so basically when I was scraping off the Maskol. I will add the orange stripe some time soon I hope, and judging from the finish so far, this is going to be one very shiny aeroplane, there is no clear cote on the model yet!



That is all so far, more to follow shortly I hope!

Cheers, Simon
Bigrip74
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Posted: Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 01:40 AM UTC
Simon H. nice job on the paint job.

Bob
SlapFight
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Posted: Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 08:55 AM UTC
In on this. 1/72 LaGG 3 by Roden.

First Roden kit, first ww2 Russian kit, so going to be fun.
shorty53
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Posted: Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 04:40 PM UTC
Bf 109E-7 engine and cockpit sub assemblies.

Northern_Lad
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 04:08 PM UTC
Quick question: Would the Revell Mig 21 Fishbed C be acceptable for this campaign?

Cheers

Matthew
Bigrip74
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Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 05:55 PM UTC
Matthew, it is on list: So yes, take a look to see if there is another that would interest you.

http://aeroscale.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=Campaigns&file=index&req=showcontent&id=754

Bob
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Friday, July 24, 2015 - 02:59 AM UTC
Is there a particular reason the Me 262 is not on the list?

It seems to fall in the group as mustang, BF 109 etc. it fulfills all the criteria and certainly dropped bombs in anger many times.

I am considering building one for this campaign, but cannot see the Me 262 on the list.
macotra4
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Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 11:48 PM UTC
And it is my entry to the campaign - a new 1/48 Westland Whirlwind from Trumpeter. As far as i remember i always liked that aircraft. The first model of it i saw was a paper model issued in the bragging of 1990's. I hope that i will be a nice build.