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MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 03:58 AM UTC
Welcome to 1945 Campaign!

The campaign will run from November 1, 2015 through May 1, 2016.

If you haven't signed up yet, or want to see the rules, go here.

Please post your initial and in-progress photos as well as campaign discussion in this thread. Please post your finished build photos in the campaign gallery.

Looking forward to some fine builds to commemorate the last year of WWII!

Michael
GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 07:01 AM UTC
Hello Campaigners,
My build will be the Ki-44 flown by Warrant Officer Makato Ogawa of the 70th Sentai in 1945.
The kit is by ARII and is a few years old. Here is the box and sprue shot:


Best Wishes,

Gary
GazzaS
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Posted: Tuesday, November 03, 2015 - 03:07 AM UTC
Hi All,
My first in progress shots:



Just some small details to start with.

Gary
Antilles
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Posted: Thursday, November 05, 2015 - 01:52 AM UTC
Very nice kick off Gary.

Here is my entry:


Oliver
GazzaS
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Posted: Thursday, November 05, 2015 - 12:57 PM UTC
Hi Oliver,
Thank you! I love the Komet! So much daring and innovation. Desperation turned into aviation art. The world's only combat-tested rocket fighter. Can't wait to see your representation.

Gary
c4willy
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Posted: Friday, November 06, 2015 - 06:13 AM UTC
Well as everybody knows I'm doing a Me109K by Hobbycraft and a Coopers detail cockpit set, see pics for details.



camogirl
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Posted: Monday, November 09, 2015 - 03:39 PM UTC
Made a start on my Great Wall Hobbies 1/48 P61 Last Shoot Down 1945 yesterday. So far only have the base interior colour sprayed think this will certainly keep me busy especially as I might only be able to get near the bench for a few hours at a weekend

Antilles
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Posted: Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 08:41 PM UTC
Sam and Chris, some nice kits You got there.

I started my work on the "Kraftei". First,I glued some etched parts into the cockpit and added some wiring to the control stick. Than, cockpit parts were painted and washed.



Next will be some more colour to the cockpit and the instrument panel.

Oliver
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 09:42 PM UTC
Very nice work so far everyone!

I've shifted builds a bit. I'm doing the Hasegawa J2M3 for the Thunder and Lightning campaign and am thinking I might stick with the Thunderbolt theme and do one for this campaign as well:

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We'll see, lots to clear out first, but that's my idea at the moment.

Michael
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 11:07 PM UTC
Another big scale plane, Michael? I envy you for the display space you must have. Cool plane, though.

Gary
Antilles
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Posted: Monday, November 16, 2015 - 07:33 PM UTC
Wow Michael, this is a big and great kit You are going to built. Like the decals, too !

Got finished the main cockpit parts and the instrument panel tonight.



Next will be the assembly of the wings and fuselage.

Oliver
Lakota
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Posted: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 07:15 AM UTC
Michael,
That's got to be one huge kit! How many pieces in the box?
I admire your gusto and look forward to your build.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
c4willy
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Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 03:36 AM UTC
Okay folks hereeeeeeeee we go! I've started a build log for this kt. it's actually going together really well and I couldn't be happier!

here are some pics, full details and pics on my build log.





c4willy
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Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 01:58 PM UTC
Cockpit is in and time to start putting the wings on this bird!



MichaelSatin
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Posted: Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 01:42 AM UTC
All,

Further consideration has led me to the conclusion that there is no way I'm gonna get a 1/32 P-47N done for this one. Sorry.

So, downsizing a bit, I'm looking at a 1/48 Tamiya F4U; either Hampton Gray's 1841 Sqn. Corsair IV or Alfred Lerch's VF-10 -1D. Lerch shot down 7 kamikazes in one mission 16/4/45 while Gray was awarded the VC for carrying on a bomb run while his plane was on fire 9/8/45. Anyone care to weigh in on which one?

Michael
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Posted: Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 05:41 AM UTC

Quoted Text

All,

Further consideration has led me to the conclusion that there is no way I'm gonna get a 1/32 P-47N done for this one. Sorry.

So, downsizing a bit, I'm looking at a 1/48 Tamiya F4U; either Hampton Gray's 1841 Sqn. Corsair IV or Alfred Lerch's VF-10 -1D. Lerch shot down 7 kamikazes in one mission 16/4/45 while Gray was awarded the VC for carrying on a bomb run while his plane was on fire 9/8/45. Anyone care to weigh in on which one?

Michael



My vote is for Hampton Gray.
c4willy
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Posted: Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 12:23 PM UTC
Hi Michael I'm in with PH VC allllll the way! But then I am from the Commonwealth
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 08:44 PM UTC
Well, I do have this for inspiration:

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Michael
GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 01:12 PM UTC
Hi everyone,
Getting close to the finish line. Got her foiled up and coated with Testors glosskote.


For a change, I took the pictures outside with a storm rolling in. Unfortunately I couldn't get any lightning.





My first two constructions with foil showed that it was easy to roll up the foil edges around the landing gear wells by mistake. So, I'll leave the excess until I put the gear on.

All the Best,

Gary
Antilles
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Posted: Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 05:58 PM UTC
Gary,

You are really an expert with the foiling method. The plane looks really great. I like it much and my desire to try this method too, becomes stronger and stronger!

Oliver
GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 11:31 PM UTC
Hi Oliver,
Thank you very much. This is only my third plane with foil, and I am still learning and experimenting. Each aircraft presents it's own unique situations and difficulties to overcome. So I still feel that I have much to learn.

Best Wishes,

Gary
c4willy
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Posted: Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 08:08 AM UTC
Wings are on! Doing work on the open cockpit restraint, the cockpit armour glass fillets, the drop tank and it's mount. Moving forward in little steps.









GazzaS
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Posted: Wednesday, December 02, 2015 - 11:52 AM UTC
Hello Campaigners,
I've finished with my Ki-44 Shoki.

This is the aircraft of Warrant Officer Makato Ogawa sometime in 1945. He was to shoot down a total of seven B-29's before the war's end by making precision attacks on the cockpit area. He would also down two P-51's.









Some photos uploaded to the 1945 Gallery and more photos can be found here:
http://aeroscale.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=240843&page=1

Cheers,

Gary
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Wednesday, December 02, 2015 - 05:51 PM UTC
Excellent work again Gary!

Michael
GazzaS
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Posted: Wednesday, December 02, 2015 - 11:22 PM UTC
Thank you, Michael!