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OFFICIAL: Fighter-Bomber Campaign
RedDuster
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 10:58 PM UTC
Almost there.

Flaps painted and on.



Canopy and landing lights in place.



Aerials on, and she is finished.



will post some pics in the Gallery shortly.

Cheers.

Si
noddy927
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 11:13 PM UTC
Very nice Simon
TankSGT
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 04:52 PM UTC
Very nice Simon. The skill comes through no matter what you build. Will you join a group build in armor soon?

The underside of my fury with the necessary doors closed and primed with Mr. Surfacer 1000. There has been a bibit of sanding and touching up since.

Tom
RedDuster
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 - 12:13 AM UTC
Thanks Tom,

The fury is coming on very nicely.

Almost an out of the box job, but I enjoyed it.

Got a few AFV's in the stash, might find time and room on the workbench for something in the not too distant.

Cheers.

Si
TankSGT
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 - 05:17 PM UTC
I'm experimenting with marker on the seams of another kit, the Tamiya F4D Skyray if it works out I'll try it on the Fury. I have 3 tanks on the bench as well. I went from not building to an assembly line.

Tom
Naseby
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Slovakia
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Posted: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 - 01:34 AM UTC
I have been watching this campaign now for a few weeks and even thou its a bit late I decided to join. Went to the LHS today and saw the new 1/48 P-80C from Hobby Boss and decided to take it home. I know about the shape issues with the air intakes, but who cares ? The kit is 18 bucks, has nice details and there isnt going to be a better Shooting Star anyway for atleast another decade. This will be out of the box with no extras, only thing which I will replace are the decals. They dont have the right colours and Im not confident they would behave nicely once in water. Hopefully I will finish this one on time (have another two 1/48 birds, three 1/35 Armour and one 1/350 Cruiser on the bench right now )










TankSGT
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 - 04:17 AM UTC
Welcome. Join the fun, and I know what you mean having a full bench.
Tom
Naseby
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Slovakia
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Posted: Saturday, September 05, 2015 - 12:33 AM UTC
So as usual I started with the cockpit. The ejection seat is made from multiple parts and looks preaty decent. The harness is actualy provided in the kit as a PE and looks nice. Im planning to close the canopy so I put more emphasis on colour highlighting of part.





Northern_Lad
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, September 05, 2015 - 07:45 PM UTC
Hey,

A bit of progress to report.

The Revell Mig 21 primed and ready for paint..





And now with paint



Cheers

Matthew
b17-peter
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Hessen, Germany
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Posted: Monday, September 07, 2015 - 05:56 PM UTC
Hey guys,

I've finished my Hellenic Air Force Mirage and here are some first pictures. Will put some more in the gallery.

- Simon
Well done Seahawk
- Matthew
Your MiG starts to look really cool





Sorry for the little pictures, don't know yet what is wrong. Having trouble since last week to upload photos...
b17-peter
#392
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Hessen, Germany
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Posted: Wednesday, September 09, 2015 - 01:49 PM UTC
Well,
the problem seems to be over and here are bigger pictures of my Mirage.
b17-peter
#392
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Hessen, Germany
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Posted: Wednesday, September 09, 2015 - 01:54 PM UTC


Good luck for all other builders here!
b17-peter
#392
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Hessen, Germany
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Posted: Wednesday, September 09, 2015 - 02:31 PM UTC
Hi mates,
just wanted to put pictures into the gallery, but encountered another problem

/home/gallery3/public_html/uploads/53454: Error creating directory (check permissions).

Please notify the System Administrator.

Maybe someone knows it?

Cheers Peter
Naseby
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Slovakia
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Posted: Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 01:10 PM UTC
Great Mirage Peter, maybe You could make some closeup pictures ?
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 07:05 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi mates,
just wanted to put pictures into the gallery, but encountered another problem

/home/gallery3/public_html/uploads/53454: Error creating directory (check permissions).

Please notify the System Administrator.

Maybe someone knows it?

Cheers Peter



It's not just the Fighter-Bombers gallery having the problem. The big shots have been notified. They usually get these issues fixed pretty quickly, so hopefully it'll be back up soon.

Michael
Naseby
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Slovakia
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Posted: Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 01:29 PM UTC
A short update on the P/F-80. The fuselage sides are made up of two parts - fore and aft in oder to be able to show of the engine, which is included in the kit. Since I will not be doing it, I have glued the parts together. I was concerned about the strengh of the link, so additional stripes of plastic were added. Since I will not be using the engine I cut off the sealing part of the exhaust from the engine. I will only be using this, because if the whole engine would be installed in the fuselage, more counterweight would be needed in the nose sections.




MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 04:47 AM UTC
OK, apparently the galleries are fixed. A big thanks to Jim at Admin! Post away everyone!

Michael
TankSGT
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 09:48 AM UTC
Nice patch on the F80. Looking good guys.

Tom
b17-peter
#392
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Hessen, Germany
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Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 01:28 AM UTC
Hi mates,
I call this one done! Pictures are in the gallery. Built OOB, borrowed the decals from the Italeri kit, put a resin seat in, handpainted the whole thing with the hairy stick and at last added a metal pitot tube from Master.
Thanks for the campaign, much fun as always.

Naseby
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Slovakia
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Posted: Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 02:29 AM UTC
Very nice work Peter, especialy for a handpainted kit.

I try to keep a steady pace on the P/F-80 but its difficult since I also have a 1/48 Skyhawk on the bench right now. The guns were installed and drilled out, air intakes are closed up, but needed a small piece of plastic to be shut up completely. I also installed the cockpit in the fuselage and added a screw for weight to ensure the plane will be balanced properly.






b17-peter
#392
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Hessen, Germany
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Posted: Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 05:09 PM UTC
@Naseby Thank you!

You're also doing a great job so far with your F/P-80
I like the guns, go on!

P.S. As for the close-ups of my Mirage, I just finished the "photo-shooting" then. Maybe I take some when I got another kit built...
Northern_Lad
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 05:23 PM UTC
Blue 66 - finished!











I learned a lot in this campaign:

1) aluminium silver is not at all forgiving - every spec of dust and minute scratch become a mountain and a deep valley.

2) the Revell Contacta glue, which is supposed to be fume-free, fogged up the inside of the canopy . I discovered however that oven cleaner which contains micro granules will clean it up with patient polishing .

3) In future Ill attach the delicate landing gear after all painting and weathering is finished. I must have snapped the gear on one side off at least three times towards the end of the build.

Still, enjoyed this campaign a lot!

Cheers

Matthew
Naseby
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Slovakia
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Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 11:51 PM UTC
Matthew, take a look at this side, they are producing odourless superglue, its not cheap, but worth it :

https://www.deluxematerials.co.uk/gb/
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 12:26 AM UTC
I often use this for clear parts as well as photoetch. Strong, odorless, and acrylic. Not as fast as superglue, but safer.

http://www.ipmsusa3.org/reviews/Products/gator-hobby_glue/gator-hobby_glue.htm

Michael
Naseby
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Slovakia
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Posted: Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 03:16 PM UTC
The work on the Shooting Star is coming slowly forward. Here are two pictures of the wheel bays. Im very happy with the fit of this parts. For a moment there one can forget that this is a Hobby Boss kit, not Tamiya.