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camogirl
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Posted: Sunday, September 06, 2015 - 12:31 AM UTC
Have not got any photos of the Stuka from today but it pretty much the same as the previous photos Ive just masked off the cockpit, primed the fuselage and sprayed some pre shading of panel lines. Doesn't sound like much but took a few good hours
camogirl
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Posted: Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 06:40 PM UTC
Photo of where I got up to last weekend with the preshade



and this is where I am after a couple of hours spraying this morning (day off from work for me -yay and Tomcat is at work-boo ) Hopefully might be able to get some decaling done over the weekend
Again sorry for the photos was the best I could do







Cbacon84
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California, United States
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Posted: Friday, September 11, 2015 - 10:51 PM UTC
small update although I don't have any pics yet but made some progress even though I haven't had much time to work on it.

finished the Shvetsov M-22 licensed Bristol Jupiter engine for the I-5. Fit was not the best and they way it was molded made it impossible to 100% line up all the parts although I think I got it about 97% lined up. although because the I-5 has a engine cover not really going to be able to see it.

I also got the internals all put together and the fuselage done although again not the best fit so its going to need some putty.

And in an ongoing theme the bottom wings did not fit the fuselage so I have been slowly shaving the joint sides to try and get it to fit flush.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 06:32 PM UTC
In case anyone wash't aware, the gallery is experiencing issues. Admin is aware of it and working on it. I'll try to post when it gets fixed.

Michael
Northern_Lad
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 11:07 PM UTC
Hey Everyone,

I planned to build the Revell (ex-matchbox) Fairey Swordfish, but then the U-2/Po2VS started winking at me from the stash, and I changed my mind...

So this is what I plan to build for this campaign...



The mouldings look really nice, but ever so delicate. I can see bits getting broken as I snip them from the sprue...

Hope to post some progress pictures soon.

Cheers

Matthew
Cbacon84
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California, United States
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Posted: Monday, September 14, 2015 - 10:44 PM UTC

Quoted Text

small update although I don't have any pics yet but made some progress even though I haven't had much time to work on it.

finished the Shvetsov M-22 licensed Bristol Jupiter engine for the I-5. Fit was not the best and they way it was molded made it impossible to 100% line up all the parts although I think I got it about 97% lined up. although because the I-5 has a engine cover not really going to be able to see it.

I also got the internals all put together and the fuselage done although again not the best fit so its going to need some putty.

And in an ongoing theme the bottom wings did not fit the fuselage so I have been slowly shaving the joint sides to try and get it to fit flush.



now with pictures



MichaelSatin
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Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 04:40 AM UTC
OK, apparently the galleries are fixed. A big thanks to Jim at Admin! Post away everyone!

Michael
Northern_Lad
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 12:25 PM UTC
A bit of PO2 progress. Sorry the pictures are blurry...







Cheers

Matthew
goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
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Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 10:43 PM UTC
Sam, Casey and Matthew, very nice progress on your builds!
Sam, the paint and Camo on your Stuka looks already very good.
I still have to fight with time and motivation.

Thomas
c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 09:14 AM UTC
Looking at my stash I have several candidates for fixed landing gear aircraft but which one to pick?? I'd like to do one that is not represented so far. Anyone doing a kit of the Cr42 Falco yet?
c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 09:53 AM UTC
And then inspiration strikes! While looking through my kit database (yes I have database because the stash is so large I forget what's in there!) I found a kit of the SM.81 Pipistrello a Regia Aeronautica fixed landing gear bomber/transport from the early to middle war years. Plenty of fantastic Italian camo schemes I think I'll do the version from the Russian front as that has a great squiggle pattern and the yellow theater bands that make the camo job just pop. So here's a few pics of the kit.













phumbles
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Australia
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Posted: Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 03:38 PM UTC
I have found a kit for this build, a PZL 24G. I think the G stands for Greece as it is in Greek markings and several differences to standard according to the instructions. Will post photos shortly.Some interesting builds happening. Phil.
c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Monday, September 21, 2015 - 02:49 AM UTC
Which kit is the PZL-24? Mirage? In1/48? I've got the PZL-11 and I have built one previously, it was a great kit but careful fitting of parts is essential.
Magpie
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Monday, September 21, 2015 - 03:43 AM UTC
Hello all.
I'm a returning aircraft modeller, having not really built anything for at least **cough2cough0coughyearscough**

I've lurked on Aeroscale for awhile but thought I might make this my first campaign with one of my favorites :

c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Monday, September 21, 2015 - 07:09 AM UTC
Welcome back to the fold Scott! The "bug"...... or addiction as my wife says...... never really leaves you. I look forward to seeing what you do with the Stuka.

Cheers
Chris
phumbles
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Australia
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Posted: Monday, September 21, 2015 - 04:33 PM UTC
Hi Chris,yes it is a 1/48 Mirage kit. I hope to post photos at the weekend.Cheers Phil
Cbacon84
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Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 08:56 AM UTC
another small update after almost wanting to throw the kit against the wall. As I previously said the bottom wing did not fit. Well that was an understatement I had to shave off about .2mm off the cockpit floor, trim the sides on both the wings and the fuselage and only now is there somewhat a semblance of an acceptable fit. Now its going to need a good amount of putty to make it, I hope look good


So be warned if you have this ICM I-5 kit in your stash. Be prepared to do some major fitting work. Although I don't know if this hold true for ICM's other I-5 variant kits but I would think so
goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
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Posted: Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 09:30 PM UTC
Mmmmh... looks like a "fixed Down Under" campaign
Interesting kits and good choices guys!
Scott: welcome back to the world of planes
Thomas
c4willy
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Posted: Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 04:38 AM UTC
And we have progress for a full description of the goings on check out my build log! here are some pics to help show you what's been going on.









Magpie
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 10:28 AM UTC
Kinda got a bit of a rush of blood and forgot to take pictures of the build !
But here it is on the paint table.
Primer and preshade. The kit only came with white crosses and as I wanted black centres I decided to paint a blob in the middle that the decal would mask.


Base coat of 4:1 Tamiya Desert Yellow and Red Brown. Light Blue underneath


EasyTak Camo pattern



Tamiya Dark Green applied



And the big reveal after peeling off all the Easy tak !



Next up will be some coats of Future and some washes.
c4willy
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Posted: Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 01:03 PM UTC
I got a little more done I used stretched sprue to replace detail lost around the injector pins, take a look at the pics and you'll hopefully see what I mean.









Northern_Lad
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Monday, September 28, 2015 - 03:37 AM UTC
@ Chris. Like the look of the Pipistrello. Might have to get one and do it up in Spanish civil war colours... Gotta love those sinister black circles and black crosses on the white tail...

@ Campaign leader. Quick question: can I use the ski option on the U2/Po-2BC instead of the wheels? I guess they are still "fixed gear"....

Bit of progress to report on ICM’s U2/Po-2VS…

Added filler to where I’d gauged out large chunks of the tail… Ooops!



Attached the upper wing… phew...



A few more shots…





Not much left to do now.. Just add the landing gear (not sure if I’ll go with skis or wheels), MG and a few bombs and that’s about it… Oh and the rigging...

Cheers

Matthew

c4willy
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Posted: Monday, September 28, 2015 - 03:00 PM UTC
I've painted the inside and assembled the wings which exhibited great fit. Control surfaces and flaps are all separate, with the flaps being nicely detailed. They could no doubt be posed convincingly however the photo's I've seen of this bird at rest show the controls at neutral and the flaps up. Not that that's going to stop me displaying the flaps down.

I've also got the flaps and various doors painted as well, again some great detail here. I've got decals to apply to the inside of the fuselage and then to add some shadows and weathering. As well as the turrets to assemble and paint before I can close up the fuselage. But it's coming along very nicely!

So here are some pics of the progress to date.









phumbles
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Australia
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Posted: Friday, October 02, 2015 - 03:29 PM UTC
Hi everyone, here is my entry for the campaign, the Mirage 1/48 PZL P24GPs Chris,I like the progress you have it looks good.
c4willy
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Posted: Saturday, October 03, 2015 - 04:53 AM UTC
Great looking kit Phil! I look forward to seeing how it goes together for you.