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OFFICIAL: A Very Civil Campaign
tinbanger
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Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 05:49 AM UTC
Thanks Jonathan!
Can you copy decals and print your own in the correct colour?
JClapp
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Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 06:12 AM UTC
That's the most likely scenario, but Ive written to Minicraft to see if they have a reprint available.
tinbanger
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Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 11:17 PM UTC
Away last week and flying out Sunday so not much in the way of bench work.
Did manage to fit canopy and nose weight, nice gap to fill!
I have sanded off all the fuselage panel lines and now to add some filler:


SaxonTheShiba
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Posted: Friday, October 23, 2015 - 01:04 AM UTC
Richard, that certainly is a nasty little gap there. Might get drafty for Bruce and company. Nice progress so far.

UP THE IRONS

Ian
SaxonTheShiba
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Posted: Friday, October 23, 2015 - 09:46 PM UTC
I continued work on the Super Corsair air racer this weekend. I got the cockpit tub assembled and all the PE levers and knobs installed.



The seat assembly was also completed and the PE belts were added:



The instrument panel was built which consisted of film instruments applied over a white background. The PE panel face was then laid on top of that:



The tub was then installed in the fuselage:





The fuselage was then glued together and the tail was installed. The tail wheel assembly was a little weak so I reinforced it with a piece of brass rod:



The fuselage was then glued to the wings and the fit was actually very good:




Next, I will work on that massive resin "Corn-cob" radial engine.

Best wishes,

Ian



tinbanger
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Posted: Friday, October 23, 2015 - 09:51 PM UTC
Nice paint job on the cockpit Ian!
SaxonTheShiba
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Posted: Friday, October 23, 2015 - 09:55 PM UTC
Thanks Richard!

Best wishes,

Ian
SaxonTheShiba
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Posted: Friday, October 30, 2015 - 01:06 AM UTC
The true heart of a racehorse-----the R-4360 "Corn-Cob" radial. I worked on the resin engine today and it went together rather well. The crank case was painted RAF Ocean Grey and the cylinders were painted with Testors CREATE FX Silver. A wash of Testors CREATE FX Oil was applied to the cylinders and then the entire assembly was given a wash of Testors CREATE FX black.








I also installed the horizontal stabs. The fit was decent and it is a natural panel line. However, I caulked the seam with Contractors Glue to minimize it but still leave it intact to be drawn with the Micron Pen later.




Best wishes,


Ian
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Posted: Friday, October 30, 2015 - 11:48 AM UTC
Am in with Airfix's Dakota.

tinbanger
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Posted: Sunday, November 01, 2015 - 03:45 AM UTC
Nice work Ian!
Welcome Pricklehead great aircraft choice!
AussieReg
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AUTOMODELER
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, November 01, 2015 - 03:53 AM UTC
Ian that big radial powerplant looks awesome! Are you going to do some wiring?

Cheers, D
SaxonTheShiba
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Posted: Sunday, November 01, 2015 - 04:08 AM UTC
Thanks Damian and Richard! No plans to wire it because most of the plumbing on the R-4360 goes front to back in a spiral so it will be out of sight. Also, there is basically no room between the cylinders and the cowling so I don't want to throw off the whole cowling fit.

Best wishes,


Ian
tinbanger
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Posted: Sunday, November 01, 2015 - 04:16 AM UTC
Ian if you can not see it why bother thats how I build.
SaxonTheShiba
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Posted: Sunday, November 01, 2015 - 05:10 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Ian if you can not see it why bother thats how I build.



Richard, I had to do some detailing on the engine because some cylinder detail will be visible from the front. Wiring would be a moot point though because it really would not be seen. Plus, visible or not, detailing is good practice for me.

Happy modeling!!

Ian
SaxonTheShiba
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Posted: Sunday, November 01, 2015 - 05:30 AM UTC
Slight update on the Super Corsair. The airframe was sprayed with Testors Enamel Primer. I then added the orange trim. To make the orange stand out, I laid down a coat of Gloss White on the cowling and the tail. I then sprayed the International Orange over that. I will let that set up this week and then it will be time for some Gloss Sea Blue.

Best wishes,

Ian

tatbaqui
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ARMORAMA
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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Posted: Sunday, November 01, 2015 - 03:22 PM UTC
Hello,

I've signed up and plan to do the Philippine "Jeepney".



The "Jeepney" continues to be the most popular if not iconic mode of mass transport in the Philippines. It traces its origins from surplus US military jeeps of WWII.

From Wikipedia: "The Jeeps were stripped down and altered locally: metal roofs were added for shade; and the vehicles decorated in vibrant colours with chrome-plated ornaments on the sides and bonnet. The back saloon was reconfigured with two long parallel benches with passengers facing each other to accommodate more passengers. The size, length and passenger capacity has increased as it evolved through the years. These were classified as passenger-type Jeeps. The non-extended, original-seat configuration jeeps were labeled owners, short for owner-type jeeps, and are used non-commercially. The original Jeepneys were refurbished military Jeeps by Willys and Ford. Modern Jeepneys are now produced with surplus engines and parts coming from Japan."







Well I don't think I have the patience to do a flashy jeepney with all the bling! Will work on something similar (and simpler) as below:



The above pic was captioned to be one of the earliest conversions when the war ended. The Italeri kit will be my base -- this campaign should get me some hands-on in scratchbuilding.

Cheers,

Tat
JClapp
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Posted: Sunday, November 01, 2015 - 08:22 PM UTC
Tat, those Jeepneys are a quite interesting subject!
Some fun scratch building ahead, I look forward to seeing your model.
tinbanger
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Posted: Monday, November 02, 2015 - 02:41 AM UTC
Tat welcome to the campaign!
Interesting build you have there.
tatbaqui
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ARMORAMA
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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Posted: Monday, November 02, 2015 - 04:13 AM UTC
Thanks Jonathan, Richard. Am now looking for suitable material/s for the frame and top. Will post pics soon. Cheers, Tat
V2Phantom
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Posted: Thursday, November 05, 2015 - 08:46 PM UTC
Hi everyone! Things have been a tad busy on my end and I just noticed this Campaign. Egad, how could I have missed it! Civil subjects out of military hardware is one of my favorite themes. As I am in the middle of a few other builds, I think I'll pick a subject that I have been planning to do but will likely be able to finish by the Campaign end date. I am planning on building a NASA F-8C Crusader in 1/144 using the Platz kit. Here is what it looks like today:



This will be done as the NASA Digital Fly-By-Wire test aircraft. Fortunately, I have some good photos of this plane and the decals come with the kit. I am planning on eventually converting 1/72 and a 1/48 Crusader kits to the NASA version so this will be a good practice run to get to know the aircraft.

Have fun modeling!
Mike
SaxonTheShiba
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Posted: Friday, November 06, 2015 - 02:34 AM UTC
Mike, I will be looking forward to that one. I always liked the "off" Crusader variants like the C, H, and K models. Haven't crossed paths with you in awhile......hope you are well.

Best wishes,


Ian
Jessie_C
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Posted: Friday, November 06, 2015 - 03:44 AM UTC
Now all you need is the conversion kit to make this:
tinbanger
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Posted: Friday, November 06, 2015 - 05:33 AM UTC
Welcome to the campaign Mike.
Looking forward to your model build and conversion.
V2Phantom
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Posted: Monday, November 09, 2015 - 08:46 PM UTC
Hi Ian, Jessica and Richard! Thanks for the notes of encouragement. I was a bit afraid that I might have been too late to this party or have a less than interesting entry.

Ian, things have been going great on my end, just extremely busy! I have taken an interest in the NASA Crusaders and do plan on building them in 1/72 and possibly 1/48. I am using this small scale build as an entry on understanding the mods required. Here's the F-8C that I am planning to build for this Campaign:



One good reason on my end was that I got to see the actual aircraft in a Dryden hanger back in October 1989:



Jessica, your suggestion is excellent and I do plan to build the very highly modified NASA SCW in both 1/144 and 1/72. This build will ease my entry into that project ((and I will likely finish it in time!). As a comparison, here is a shot of both the NASA DFBW and SCW Crusaders in flight:



Have fun modeling
Mike
iflytb20
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Kerala, India / भारत
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Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 11:37 PM UTC
My entry for the GB
Zvezda kit. I will be using AM decals to finish it in a hybrid Aeroflot / Air India scheme.




The planned scheme