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OFFICIAL: WWII Twins Campaign
AussieReg
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Posted: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 07:14 AM UTC

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Good day fellow modellers,

Do you mind if I join with this little fellow ?



Hi Radek.

No problems at all, great to have you on board! I look forward to following your build.

Please don't forget to enlist HERE and I will add your details to the Roll Call/Build Status post back on page 1.

Cheers, D
goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
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Posted: Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 09:47 PM UTC
Hi everybody!
Hi Damian!
Nice choices here and good progresses.
Michael Great work on the cockpit!
Joel Fantastic detailing and paint job!
Chris Another beautiful build. Sure you can fix the canopy mess. I used self adhesive aluminum foil on my 1/72 Schwalbe as there was also no frame.

As I said in the proposal, IŽll try to handle this Hudson from Revell. Many clear parts and a lot of grey styrene





Thomas
c4willy
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Posted: Friday, January 22, 2016 - 03:01 AM UTC
Nice kit choice Thomas! I want to see how this one builds up as I have a couple to build for RNZAF birds.
GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, January 22, 2016 - 12:50 PM UTC
Hello fellow Twins....
A couple in-progress shots. You can find more over on the WWII forum.






Cheers,

Gary
AussieReg
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Posted: Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 03:03 AM UTC
Thomas, excellent choice, looking forward watching this one come together.

Gazza, you will be done before most of us get started mate! Your build here is really coming together well, the decals and weathering look very nice.

Roll Call/Build Status updated.

Cheers, D
Joel_W
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Posted: Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 04:39 AM UTC
Gary,
Looking really good.
Joel
Joel_W
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Posted: Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 04:45 AM UTC
Just a short update on the B-25B. I've got the fuselage together, as well as both wings and the engine nacelles. Now the fun starts with sanding, filling, sanding, priming, sanding, etc.

Then Brian (B-17F build), got into a discussion as to what all the flying surfaces were really made of, which directly effects their color. Karl provided his usual expertise to settle the issue. All flying surfaces during WW11 were fabric covered, with leading edges being formed from metal. Same goes for all the trim tabs.

Here's a few pictures that I used as references:







Joel
GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 07:03 AM UTC
Thank you Damian and Joel! My builds are only as long as my attention span. And I really love building. Though I gota admit that the Aussie Summer can test my desire to build at times.

Gary
GazzaS
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Posted: Monday, January 25, 2016 - 05:18 AM UTC
Hello fellow Twins,
I've completed my Dornier, and placed pictures in the campaign gallery.






More photos here. My Buildlog

Special thanks to Damian for running the Campaign and his boundless encouragement.

Gary

AussieReg
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Posted: Monday, January 25, 2016 - 02:05 PM UTC
Well done on getting finished Gary, and congratulations on another great build!

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Special thanks to Damian for running the Campaign and his boundless encouragement.


No need to thank me mate, I'm loving your passion and effort, and especially the amount of detail that you share with us during your builds. Thank YOU for making all of that available to the rest of us.

Cheers, D
PrickleHead
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Posted: Monday, January 25, 2016 - 06:30 PM UTC
Getting a start on my Maryland:

















Joel_W
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Posted: Monday, January 25, 2016 - 09:32 PM UTC
Gary,
Impressive to say the least.
Joel
GazzaS
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Posted: Monday, January 25, 2016 - 11:09 PM UTC
Thank you, Joel!
AussieReg
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Posted: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 02:53 AM UTC
Pricklehead, that looks like a nice kit, thanks for posting up the contents. I'm very interested to see how it builds up for you.

Joel, major components assembled, that is a big step forward after the interior detailing, great work.

Roll Call/Build Status post updated.

Cheers, D
iflytb20
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Kerala, India / भारत
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Posted: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 07:37 PM UTC
A quick question.

Would you consider the He177 as a twin or a quad??

Cheers
AussieReg
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Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 02:51 AM UTC

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Would you consider the He177 as a twin or a quad??



Hi Raj.

Unfortunately I would have to say no to the He 177. There were definitely 4 powerplants there, it was just the configuration of having them paired up in common nacelles that gave the impression of a huge twin-engine airframe.

Cheers, D
c4willy
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Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 01:58 PM UTC
The four engined He277 was a much better idea but the Luftwaffe planners could see no need for a strategic bomber in a European war.

iflytb20
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Posted: Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 08:47 PM UTC

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Would you consider the He177 as a twin or a quad??



Hi Raj.

Unfortunately I would have to say no to the He 177. There were definitely 4 powerplants there, it was just the configuration of having them paired up in common nacelles that gave the impression of a huge twin-engine airframe.

Cheers, D



Damn. Nothing gets past your eagle eyes eh
I was trying to sneak it in. Oh well, back to the uhu then
RadekZ
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Posted: Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 02:41 AM UTC
Hello fellow modellers,
finally got some update to the Do-17... or should I rather say: I finally got things started

The kit is well detailed, and definitely work on it is much better than my previous experience with old(er) Airfix kits.

I worked on cockpit and got the things almost done there.




Interior was painted with Gunze Sangyo H70 - RLM02 while for details I used H68 (RLM74). Crew was painted with various Vallejo paints (which were also used to paint some gauges I could find reference for). All was followed by "scratches" and kind of drybrushing with silver paint from new Vallejo metalizers series and weathered with Games Workshop Agrax Earthshade wash.

All seemed nice and easy, but fitting both halves of the hull together showed that either I did something wrong with fitting crew on their seats or there's something wrong with the kit. The pilot couldn't fit in together with the guy next to him (was it a bombardier?). So I had to do a terrible thing and the one of the crewmembers became a brave armless one (well one leg got shorter too ). At least now they sorta fit all
WARNING PICTURES BELOW MAY CONTAIN DREADFULL SCENES, INCLUDING BLOOD AND GORE



That's all for now. Next I will focus on finishing the interior parts and find out how much filler I need to get The Do looking like one aircraft.
Cheers,
Radek
amegan
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Posted: Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 04:48 AM UTC
Started work on the HP Hampden unfortunately an Airfix kit from either the late 60s or early 70s. The detail is a bit sparse and the surface detail too heavy, but the shape is OK and kits are not too bad so far.

Building oob, don't have time to improve this as much as it needs. Sub Assemblies are a good way to go and reflect the full size practice on this aircraft.

Good wing/Fuselage joint on top, no filler

Not so good underneath, but not bad. Wing tabs were too think to go into the slots in the fuselage, removed the tabs on the bottom wing half and it was fine. Fuse doesn't quite meet at the rear of the bomb bay, to be filled with sheet plastic.

Canopy is a fairly good fit, as are cowlings, temporarily fitted for painting



tinbanger
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Posted: Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 01:31 AM UTC
Time to start my entry to this campaign:




AussieReg
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Posted: Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 02:06 AM UTC
Radek, fine job on the interior paintwork, and the surgery. I'm sure the crew member will recover fully while you work on the major assembly stages.

Andrew, good start on the Hampden. The gaps don't look great but should be an easy fix.

Richard, looking forward to progress on the big Beau. Opening the box is a good start!

Roll Call/Build Status post updated.

Cheers, D
Joel_W
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Posted: Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 03:14 AM UTC
Richard,
I'm looking forward to following your build. I can't recall seeing it built before.
Joel
AussieReg
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Posted: Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 03:23 AM UTC
Here's a challenge for you Richard! I don't like referring folks here to "Hypertension" but a mate of mine built this diorama a few years back using Revell 1/32 Beaufighters and his own resin conversions, and a bunch of 1/35 vehicles and figures.
Green Ghost Diorama

Cheers, D
c4willy
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Posted: Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 01:02 PM UTC
I've seen that particular diorama Damian and it looks just great. The major problem with the Revell kit is the severe lack of interior detail. I've got the Lodella kit to build a 1/32 Beaufighter TFX with vac form tail planes, canopies, torpedo and photo-etch for the interior. I'll be getting some masks for the markings of 489 Squadron RNZAF (I hope) so I'll be putting up a build log of it at some point. I've got the resin hedgehog exhausts as well and they look fantastic!