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OFFICIAL: Thunder and Lightning Campaign
mrockhill
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: June 17, 2009
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Posted: Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 05:48 AM UTC
Michael, That Raiden office looks nice, It would take me a month of sundays to get that done!

Fortunately for me Italeri had the forethought to keep the cockpit of my Macchi simple so that it wouldnt hold me up all thats left at this point is to decal the instrument panel and slap the fuselage together. When I looked into italian cockpits I read light gray was a more likely color for my c.202 and decided to go with it using tamiya medium gray with various silver, black, dark gray and blue details. Some gray brown oil wash was applied and followed by some dry brushing. What little will be seen through the framed canopy should look the part IMHO, my main effort on this build will be the smoke ring camo decals I recently ordered from mike grant. Im looking foward to their arrival.

Gary, your shiden is looking really nice. Your work with foil is going to eventually convince me to try it out one of these days!
GazzaS
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 08:43 AM UTC
Thank you, Mike! You continue to amaze me with the level of detail you get from a 1/72 pit.

A couple in-progress shots:





Banzai!
noddy927
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Scotland, United Kingdom
Joined: February 15, 2013
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Posted: Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 07:43 PM UTC
Some nice looking builds so far.

Here is my selection started





More to follow.
EE Lightning 2a Not sure what markings or finish yet. Want to do the alluminium but I am seriously thinking Green over Grey

Pete
MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 05:28 AM UTC
Nice all!

Some movement on the 1/32 Hasegawa Raiden:

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Getting close to the point where I have to choose a marking scheme. I mean, everyone does the lightning bolts (but there's a reason for that: it's cool!)

Michael
heavyjagdpanzer
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Georgia, United States
Joined: February 17, 2013
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Posted: Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 07:27 AM UTC
Gary the weathering really looks good, especially on the underside.
GazzaS
#424
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 10:12 AM UTC
Thank you, Bill.
GazzaS
#424
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 01:30 PM UTC
Hi Fellow Campaigners,
I've finished this one.








The photos were uploaded to the campaign gallery

Thank you for hosting this Campaign, Michael!

Gary
Jessie_C
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British Columbia, Canada
Joined: September 03, 2009
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Posted: Saturday, December 05, 2015 - 10:31 AM UTC
That's unspeakably lovely, Gary

Now a rules question: What about the SAAB Viggen? "Viggen" in Swedish can be translated as "Thunderbolt" (well okay, also as "Tufted Duck", but we can't have that). Is that acceptable to our Leader?
MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Saturday, December 05, 2015 - 07:42 PM UTC

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That's unspeakably lovely, Gary

Now a rules question: What about the SAAB Viggen? "Viggen" in Swedish can be translated as "Thunderbolt" (well okay, also as "Tufted Duck", but we can't have that). Is that acceptable to our Leader?



Another very fine job Gary!

As I'm doing a Raiden, I can hardly object to a Viggen Jessie. Nor would I. Go for it!

Michael
GazzaS
#424
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, December 05, 2015 - 11:11 PM UTC
Thank you Jessica and Michael.

Hooray. Gonna be interesting to see your Viggin, Jessica. Now I can add 1/2 words to my slowly expanding lexicon of Swedish.

Is IKEA even a word?
noddy927
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 07:37 PM UTC
Hey guys its been slow but here is more work on my EE Lightning






Pete
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 07:54 PM UTC

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Hey guys its been slow but here is more work on my EE Lightning
Pete



Photos not showing Pete.

Michael
MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Sunday, December 20, 2015 - 02:31 AM UTC
The 1/32 Hasegawa Raiden is still alive:

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Ready for decals.

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Have a good look at the engine. Once it's installed, all you'll see are the ends of the exhausts. But it does all fit!

Michael
GazzaS
#424
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, December 20, 2015 - 04:22 PM UTC
Very nice looking, Michael! That green looks too pretty to weather. Shane about so many engines...they all pretty much disappear.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, December 26, 2015 - 12:09 AM UTC
Thanks Gary! I'll admit I'm not big on weathering, just not my thing. Thus my armor models don't quite make it. Anyway, I'm adding this one to the "finished" pile. The Hasegawa 1/32 J2M3 Raiden (Thunderbolt):

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Lt. Susumu Ito, 302nd Naval Flying Group, Atsugi Airfield, March, 1945.

Michael
GazzaS
#424
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, December 26, 2015 - 02:40 AM UTC
Looks sweet, Michael. I don't mind 'straight-from-the-factory' finish, either. Cockpit detail looks great!
Lol...cockpits aren't my thing.

Gary
ltb073
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New York, United States
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Posted: Saturday, January 09, 2016 - 07:04 PM UTC
Some nice looking work happening here people
I really liked the campaign ribbon for this one so I put a F-84 Thunderjet on my Christmas list and Santa delivered
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I love these Korean War era jets the markings are so colorful
Here is some progress
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tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: February 04, 2008
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Posted: Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 04:20 AM UTC
Time to get moving on this one!:

c4willy
#305
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 10:06 AM UTC
Hi Richard that Minicraft kit looks decidedly like the Italeri kit I built recently. Any idea if it is the same plastic?
tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 04:47 PM UTC

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Hi Richard that Minicraft kit looks decidedly like the Italeri kit I built recently. Any idea if it is the same plastic?



Funny you should ask, I can see that the wing moulds have had been ground with a die grinder to remove data so could be.
PrickleHead
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: December 31, 2013
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Posted: Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 05:59 AM UTC
Am starting in on my P-38 today.



noddy927
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, February 02, 2016 - 04:47 AM UTC
Progress so far on my EE Lightning



Pete
GazzaS
#424
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Tuesday, February 02, 2016 - 07:15 AM UTC
Wow, great work on the ejection seat!
noddy927
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, February 02, 2016 - 06:05 PM UTC
Thanks Gary.

Pete
SGTJKJ
#041
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Sunday, February 07, 2016 - 01:49 AM UTC
I am in for this one. I will be doing a 1/48 thunderbolt II. I have not decided on camouflage and markings yet, but I have an extra set I might use.

More to follow when I get started.