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c4willy
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Posted: Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 01:34 AM UTC
Hi Jose my thanks pleased you like her, I'm quite happy with the results so far.

Your cockpit looks fantastic especially when you consider that it's 1/72nd scale!
SHAKY962
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Posted: Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 05:17 AM UTC
Thanks Chris!! ;-)


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Hi Jose my thanks pleased you like her, I'm quite happy with the results so far.

Your cockpit looks fantastic especially when you consider that it's 1/72nd scale!

c4willy
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Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 10:54 AM UTC
Okay so we're in the home stretch now, adding all the small fragile bits. Gear doors, radio masts, df antenna, pitot tube and balance horns. I've got some weathering to do and then a dull coat and we're all good! Here's where I'm at as of last night.













MichaelSatin
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Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 04:52 PM UTC
Really nice work here everyone!

One more month left all, better get cracking!

Michael
LinusB
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Posted: Friday, April 01, 2016 - 07:49 AM UTC
Hello Fellow Modellers

Is it acceptable to do a non-winged model?


It has markings for the 807th Tank Destroyer Battalion in Germany in 1945.

c4willy
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Posted: Friday, April 01, 2016 - 10:11 AM UTC
I personally can't see why not? The rules simply state a vehicle or figure etc. The theme is 1945 and it certainly fits that bill nicely. What does our illustrious campaign leader think?
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Friday, April 01, 2016 - 06:53 PM UTC

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Hello Fellow Modellers

Is it acceptable to do a non-winged model?

It has markings for the 807th Tank Destroyer Battalion in Germany in 1945.




Absolutely, that's why I said "vehicle". Welcome to the campaign Linus!

Michael
c4willy
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Posted: Saturday, April 02, 2016 - 02:34 AM UTC
I'm done with my Bf109-K4, I have however suffered a small catastrophe in that the CA glue used for the gunsight was not fully cured and has fogged the canopy. So I'll post some pics in the gallery once I've completed repairs. Here are some pics of the kit weathered and dull coated.





And one of the horror that greeted me after unmasking the canopy!

LinusB
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Posted: Saturday, April 02, 2016 - 08:03 AM UTC

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Hello Fellow Modellers

Is it acceptable to do a non-winged model?

It has markings for the 807th Tank Destroyer Battalion in Germany in 1945.




Absolutely, that's why I said "vehicle". Welcome to the campaign Linus!

Michael



Thank you Michael

Linus
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, April 02, 2016 - 06:40 PM UTC
Man Chris, I hate it when that happens! Nice job anyway!!

Michael
c4willy
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Posted: Monday, April 04, 2016 - 12:19 PM UTC
Thanks Michael I'm looking through the stash to see if I have a canopy I can rob.
GazzaS
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Posted: Monday, April 04, 2016 - 01:39 PM UTC
Hey Chris,
Sorry that your canopy fogged. Otherwise, tor 109 looks great!

Gaz
c4willy
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Posted: Tuesday, April 05, 2016 - 03:16 PM UTC
Hey thanks Gaz! Your B-29 is coming along nicely! Good luck with the foiling of such a large airframe.
c4willy
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Posted: Friday, April 08, 2016 - 02:18 AM UTC
Okay so I've got myself a replacement canopy from another kit specifically the Academy Bf09G-14. The moulds of which were originally Hobbycrafts. They have since re-engineered them but the canopy is still a good basic fit for the Hobbycraft kit. So I'm going to mask the canopy off and paint it before attaching it to the airframe.

I'm doing this as I've got a replacement canopy coming from Falcon in the Luftwaffe part 2 set. So I can get started on completing the Hobbycraft kit.
c4willy
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Posted: Saturday, April 09, 2016 - 03:43 AM UTC
I've discovered the Academy canopy is substantially thinner than the Hobbycraft one by breaking it in half whilst masking it. I'd just thought to myself I'd better pack this out with blu tack when .... snap! So now I'm left waiting for the Falcon canopy to arrive and I'm now looking to replace the Academy kit as well. Oh well live and learn.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, April 09, 2016 - 03:52 AM UTC

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I've discovered the Academy canopy is substantially thinner than the Hobbycraft one by breaking it in half whilst masking it. I'd just thought to myself I'd better pack this out with blu tack when .... snap! So now I'm left waiting for the Falcon canopy to arrive and I'm now looking to replace the Academy kit as well. Oh well live and learn.



Man, some days it just doesn't pay! Glad you have the Falcons on the way.

Michael
c4willy
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Posted: Saturday, April 09, 2016 - 03:36 PM UTC
Yeah tell me about it! Well I've taken to the canopy with some metal polish and it's polished up reasonably well. Coated both the inside and outside with Future to help with the clarity. Glued it back down and now I'll wait for it to cure and then start the retouching process.

So I've filled where the aerial was and retouched the paint work. For some reason the Hobbycraft instructions would have you attach the short aerial mast for the G14 when it was deleted in the K series. So things are looking decidedly better than they were. Now to take some pics for the gallery before something else goes wrong!





MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, April 09, 2016 - 06:17 PM UTC
Nice save Chris!

Michael
c4willy
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Posted: Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 03:19 AM UTC
Hi Michael, my thanks! I'll get some pics up in the gallery as soon as I can.
eMan
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Posted: Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 10:49 AM UTC
Just started to build my entry, Dragon 1/48 Ju88G-6 'Nachtjager'

c4willy
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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2016 - 12:38 PM UTC
Awesome kit eman look forward to seeing how you handle this one!
SHAKY962
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Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 12:59 AM UTC
A little advance in the Hellcat

c4willy
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Posted: Friday, April 15, 2016 - 04:02 AM UTC
Nice work jose, are the bands of white painted on? Pic is slightly fuzzy but they look like they are.
SHAKY962
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Posted: Friday, April 15, 2016 - 04:51 PM UTC
Chris

Yes they are painted with Tamiya white. Sorry for the picture but I take with the cell......
c4willy
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Posted: Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 02:03 AM UTC
I wasn't complaining about the pic Jose, I was sure that with your skills that the lines would be masked and painted. I just wanted to be sure that my opinion was correct and it is. Great job buddy it looks nicely balanced and this is braille scale 1/72, it's very easy to get things out of proportion.