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OFFICIAL: Thunder and Lightning Campaign
c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Monday, February 08, 2016 - 11:36 AM UTC
Awesome choice Jesper, that plane is so ugly it's positively gorgeous! I have had a soft spot for it ever since I saw the GAU-8 Avenger rotary cannon it's built around!
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Monday, February 08, 2016 - 02:52 PM UTC
The A-10 is also one of my favourites, but this is the first build of one of these birds in many years.

I think I will go with the European standard camouflage and shark mouth.
I am very tempted to do the "Playhog" or "Let's roll" schemes, but the green amouflage and the shark teeth are to iconic to pass up.

More to follow when I get started.
ltb073
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New York, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, February 09, 2016 - 05:04 PM UTC
Hi guys
Dont want you to think i was malingering so here is some progress
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A rather quick build and the seam wasnt bad at all
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Now I have to finish putting on the over 100 decals
Hope to finish it up this weekend
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Friday, February 12, 2016 - 04:16 AM UTC
Looks nice, Sal. Is this the Revell kit? I have that in the stash and was wondering of the quality and fit were good.
All the decals will be worth it. On a NMF the decals really adds depth to the model.

I have cut plastic on my A-10. So far no problems other than a few pin marks.

More to follow soon

ltb073
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Posted: Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 03:15 AM UTC
[quote]Looks nice, Sal. Is this the Revell kit? I have that in the stash and was wondering of the quality and fit were good.
[quote]
Thanks Jasper, Yes this is the Revell kit fit is pretty good except had a little trouble with the canopy
I got all the marking on now
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Yeah its a tail sitter but it will be hanging from my basement ceiling soon enough
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MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 06:20 AM UTC
Nice Sal, beautiful aircraft!

Michael
ltb073
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Posted: Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 08:03 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Nice Sal, beautiful aircraft!

Michael


Thanks Michael I put a photo in the gallery
EHAM0624
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Posted: Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 02:26 PM UTC
This is my entree to this campaign almost straight out of the box (Airfix support effort!)



Its an easy built



The office got a bit of attention with some scratch built thrown into it and as the aircraft will show on the ground ready to go normally the aircraft would have a ladder attached to it so I decided to replicate a typical Lightning ladder with some evergreen.





Painted in several silver and aluminum colors








Now I busy with the decals however there are a lot,...
More to follow
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 07:01 PM UTC
Nice progress, Jan looking forward to see more.

Sal, looks good. Great to hear the revell kit goes together well.

I have finished building the ordnance. There is a lot for the thunderbolt II !! Still need to sand and paint it.

More to follow

SGTJKJ
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Posted: Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 03:13 AM UTC
The warthog is beginning to take shape. It is a big plane!

More to follow soon.

tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Thursday, March 03, 2016 - 04:59 AM UTC
Great builds one and all!
Here is an update on my build:-

Some filling and then primer.
eMan
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Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
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Posted: Thursday, March 03, 2016 - 02:08 PM UTC
I'II build this for the campaign, Arado Ar234B-2/N Nachtigall.

SGTJKJ
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Posted: Friday, March 11, 2016 - 10:10 PM UTC
I am done with construction on my A-10 Thunderbolt. Construction has been more troublesome than expected. Don't get me started on aligning 12 x mk. II iron bombs on two multiple racks without any location pins.
Anyway, I am happy with the look of this beast. It is big in 1/48!

Next is the three color camouflage and the pilot and cockpit. I hope to be able to make this A-10 fully bombed up for this campaign, but I will be pressured on time.

Is there a chance to extent this campaign for another month? I really want avoid rushing this build.

SGTJKJ
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Posted: Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 02:57 PM UTC
First two colors are on. The dark green come out way to light and covers sporadingly. I will have to redo the dark green completely before moving on to the dark grey.

More to follow

MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 06:35 PM UTC
[quoteIs there a chance to extent this campaign for another month? I really want avoid rushing this build.
[/quote]

Keep at it Jesper! I might consider an extension if enough folks want one but since we still have over 2 weeks left I'd like to wait and see where everyone is.

Michael
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 07:38 PM UTC
OK, thanks. Painting is progressing although with some hiccups, so maybe I will make it. Just trying to avoid rushing it.
TimReynaga
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Posted: Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 08:50 PM UTC
I’m in!

Lots of slick aircraft on this campaign, but this “Lightning” vehicle blows them all away with its six cylinder engine thrusting it forward at a blistering 80km/hr (nearly 50 miles per hour – at least on good roads.)


Presenting the backbone of the Wehrmancht – the amazing Opel Blitz (Lightning) 3-ton military truck!

SGTJKJ
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Posted: Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 09:29 PM UTC
Welcome onboard, Tim. The blitz is an obvious choice. Those are tiny. What scale is that? 1/100?

I am continuing my work on the A-10. Still having some problems with the dark green. I also need to sharpen up the edges of the forest green. So I will go over it again with both greens.

More to follow



TimReynaga
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Posted: Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 10:07 PM UTC
Hi Jesper

Yes, the little Blitzes are 1/100 scale wargaming pieces.

I like your A-10 with its subtle green-grey-green camouflage; looks mean!

TimReynaga
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Posted: Monday, March 14, 2016 - 11:30 PM UTC
Initial paint is on; one truck will be Eastern Front vehicle, the other Afrika Korps. Both trucks were primed and then base coated with Tamiya acrylic German Grey (XF-63).

The one on the left was highlighted with Dark Grey (XF-24) and the one on the right with Desert Yellow (XF-59). The yellow seems a bit dark, so I'll go over it again with Deck Tan (XF-55)to lighten it up.
tinbanger
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Posted: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 04:03 AM UTC
Here's an update on my build:-

Up next masking the D-Day strips.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Friday, March 18, 2016 - 03:07 AM UTC
Painting is finished. Detail painting has already begun of both ordnance and the A-10.

More to follow soon



GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, March 18, 2016 - 03:16 AM UTC
I like the color scheme, Jesper!
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Friday, March 18, 2016 - 09:22 PM UTC
Thanks, Gary. I am also very satisfied with the scheme. Shark teeth are on! More to follow soon.

SGTJKJ
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Posted: Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 07:44 AM UTC
Decals on!!

Getting closer to the finish on this one