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OFFICIAL: Thunder and Lightning Campaign
Kilo_Uniform
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Gauteng, South Africa
Joined: July 03, 2015
KitMaker: 280 posts
AeroScale: 141 posts
Posted: Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 12:53 PM UTC
Hi Jesper,

Nice work on the 'Hog - looking very good.

Regards,
Kobus
SGTJKJ
#041
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: July 20, 2006
KitMaker: 9,744 posts
AeroScale: 3,665 posts
Posted: Monday, March 21, 2016 - 01:22 PM UTC
Thanks, Kobus! It is really one of those iconic aircraft that I love, so glad to finally be building one with a full load of ordnance.

Almost done, so I will upload pictures before the end of the month.
SGTJKJ
#041
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 03:44 AM UTC
I have finished my 1/48 A-10 Thunderbolt II. An old kit with a few fit issues and soft detail. That said I am very satisfied with the end result. An iconic aircraft with iconic shark teeth.
Despite some try's and retry's on the camouflage it was a fun and pleasurable build. Great to participate in the campaign.

Comments welcome














AussieReg
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
AUTOMODELER
#007
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Victoria, Australia
Joined: June 09, 2009
KitMaker: 6,782 posts
AeroScale: 3,543 posts
Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 04:05 AM UTC
Very nice A-10 Jesper, I love the load-out as well. Talk about bringing the pain!

Cheers, D
MichaelSatin
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 3,559 posts
AeroScale: 2,590 posts
Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 04:08 AM UTC
Great job Jesper, I knew you could do it!

Just about a week left everyone, step on the gas!

Michael
GazzaS
#424
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: April 23, 2015
KitMaker: 4,267 posts
AeroScale: 1,820 posts
Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 11:11 AM UTC
Jesper,
That looks fantastic! But now you need some T-55's to hang it over! ...just to stay periodically correct.

....btw, I haven't forgotten a certain Bf109...

Best Wishes,

Gaz
Kilo_Uniform
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Gauteng, South Africa
Joined: July 03, 2015
KitMaker: 280 posts
AeroScale: 141 posts
Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 04:28 PM UTC
Hi Jesper

Awesome Hog!! The weapons load on that plane, together with the incredible gun - oh my goodness - the damage it could/would cause!!
Thank goodness it never came to that in Europe!

Thank you for sharing your work and the photos - I will be using those for future reference (with your permission of course).

Regards,
Kobus
SGTJKJ
#041
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: July 20, 2006
KitMaker: 9,744 posts
AeroScale: 3,665 posts
Posted: Friday, March 25, 2016 - 04:01 AM UTC
Thanks for all the comments, guys. Really appreciate it.

Kobus, use away

Gary, I have a SA-6 build, but could not fit underneath the Hog. A T-55 or T-62 would be perfect.
The BF-110 will get started soon....ish
TimReynaga
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
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California, United States
Joined: May 03, 2006
KitMaker: 2,090 posts
AeroScale: 244 posts
Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 07:08 AM UTC
The initial painting is done with Tamiya Deck Tan (XF-55) over the darker Desert Yellow (XF-59) for the Afrika Blitz and Dark Grey (XF-24) for the Russian Front truck; the canvas covers and windows on both are German Grey (XF-63). They also got Wehrmacht license plate decals from an old 1/72 Kübelwagen kit followed by a coat of Future to seal things.

When all that dried, I gave both vehicles a wash with Grumbacher Raw Umber artist’s oil to grime them up a bit.
TimReynaga
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
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California, United States
Joined: May 03, 2006
KitMaker: 2,090 posts
AeroScale: 244 posts
Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 05:39 PM UTC
The Afrika Korps Blitz received a decal and tinfoil Hakenkreuz aerial recognition flag over the hood and a few small scrubby bushes on the base, followed by and a light pastel dusting and a coat of Testors flat spray lacquer; the Russian Front truck received a coating of snow made from white glue and baking soda.


With these touches reflecting their diverse deployments, the German Army “Lightnings” are ready to roll!

MichaelSatin
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 3,559 posts
AeroScale: 2,590 posts
Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 05:47 PM UTC
Nice work Jesper and Tim! Don't forget to post pictures in the gallery.

One day left everyone, let's wrap this one up in style!

Michael
tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: February 04, 2008
KitMaker: 2,446 posts
AeroScale: 1,814 posts
Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 06:42 AM UTC
I will post in Gallery this weekend, decals and wheels left to add.

c4willy
#305
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Joined: February 01, 2006
KitMaker: 1,673 posts
AeroScale: 1,517 posts
Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 11:29 AM UTC
Hi richard what paint did you use for PR blue?
MichaelSatin
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 3,559 posts
AeroScale: 2,590 posts
Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 04:54 PM UTC
Last day everyone, you can do it!!

Michael
EHAM0624
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Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Joined: January 27, 2014
KitMaker: 185 posts
AeroScale: 77 posts
Posted: Friday, April 01, 2016 - 02:11 AM UTC
Hi

I worked myself true the massif amount of decals that are with this kit



Bud the result is worth the effort







Btw i love the Thunderbolt nice work Jesper
tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: February 04, 2008
KitMaker: 2,446 posts
AeroScale: 1,814 posts
Posted: Friday, April 01, 2016 - 05:45 AM UTC

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Hi richard what paint did you use for PR blue?



Hi Chris.
I airbrushed with Vallejo model Air UK PRU Blue, this is the first time for me using this make of paint and it went on with no problems.
I will definitely be using Vallejo again.
c4willy
#305
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Joined: February 01, 2006
KitMaker: 1,673 posts
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Posted: Friday, April 01, 2016 - 10:19 AM UTC
Excellent Richard! I use Vallejo as well, it can be used straight from the bottle and it's dropper top is perfect for blending colours a drop at a time or squirting in a bulk amount. I find I use 5 different paint manufacturers and they cover lacquer, enamel and acrylic. I even mix the types of paint I use on a model and have no trouble with the paints covering one another. Must look out for that Vallejo paint as I've several Spitfire recon birds to make.
tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: February 04, 2008
KitMaker: 2,446 posts
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Posted: Saturday, April 02, 2016 - 05:58 AM UTC
A little late with this one!:


Thank you for the campaign!
MichaelSatin
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 3,559 posts
AeroScale: 2,590 posts
Posted: Saturday, April 02, 2016 - 06:38 PM UTC
And this campaign is over. Ribbons have been awarded so if you didn't get one and think you should, let me know.

Excellent work to all and thanks for participating!

On to the next big thing...

Michael
noddy927
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Scotland, United Kingdom
Joined: February 15, 2013
KitMaker: 1,238 posts
AeroScale: 172 posts
Posted: Sunday, April 03, 2016 - 12:47 PM UTC
Sorry I didnt finish this one in time Mike, life took over recently and I just didnt get any bench time. I will finish my Lightning tho, maybe the next hangar campaign.

Cheers Pete
MichaelSatin
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 3,559 posts
AeroScale: 2,590 posts
Posted: Sunday, April 03, 2016 - 05:00 PM UTC

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Sorry I didnt finish this one in time Mike, life took over recently and I just didnt get any bench time. I will finish my Lightning tho, maybe the next hangar campaign.

Cheers Pete



I know how that goes Pete! Good luck with all that life stuff as well as the Lightning!

Michael