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OFFICIAL: WWII Twins Campaign
tinbanger
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Posted: Tuesday, February 02, 2016 - 04:01 AM UTC

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Richard,
I'm looking forward to following your build. I can't recall seeing it built before.
Joel


Hi Joel.
This will be an out of the box build, big model but light on cockpit details but for $24 the price is right!
c4willy
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Posted: Sunday, February 07, 2016 - 07:43 AM UTC
Richard if you're putting the pilot and R/O in then virtually nothing will be seen.
amegan
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Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 04:31 AM UTC
First paint on the Hampden, now to mask for the black underside


AussieReg
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Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 01:16 PM UTC
Wow, fast work Andrew and looking really good!
md72
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Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 09:02 PM UTC
OK, here's my Hanger Queen, Academy (Frog?) PV-1 Ventura.
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You can probably see some of the self inflicted wounds here. Got the bomb bay doors on at an angle, leaving a huge gap to fill and the 'keel' beam is off set. Looks like my effort to not glue the turret into place failed also, I guess it'll just be displayed with the guns off center-line...
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MichaelSatin
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Posted: Monday, February 15, 2016 - 04:02 AM UTC
Nice work everyone!

I had to take some time off the 1/32 Tamiya Mossie to build the Italeri Mirage for a build review (forthcoming) but I'm back at it now.

Here are the .303 machine guns:

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and the engines installed:

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The cockpit installed:

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and through the entrance hatch:

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Things are moving along now!

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Pure building pleasure so far, though I've left off the landing gear for now contrary to instructions. Hope I don't live to regret that!

Michael
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Monday, February 15, 2016 - 04:22 AM UTC
Michael, the Mossie is coming along nicely. I like the cockpit detail especially the decal on the radar screen.

Andy, great to see a Hampden being built.

I've still yet to retrieve my Whitley from the packing boxes. Who knew moving house would put such a long hold on model building?
AussieReg
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Posted: Monday, February 15, 2016 - 09:12 AM UTC
Mark, great to see your proposed build out and on the bench!

Michael, that Mossie is coming together beautifully. It really looks like a must-have kit for the thirty-tooth fans!

Stephen, don't bother unpacking the crystalware or the bath towels mate, straight to the man-cave boxes and get on with the job

Roll Call/Build Status post updated.

Cheers, D
GazzaS
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Posted: Monday, February 15, 2016 - 10:44 AM UTC
Michael,
Stellar work on the Mossie.

Gary
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Monday, February 15, 2016 - 03:52 PM UTC

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Mark, great to see your proposed build out and on the bench!

Michael, that Mossie is coming together beautifully. It really looks like a must-have kit for the thirty-tooth fans!

Stephen, don't bother unpacking the crystalware or the bath towels mate, straight to the man-cave boxes and get on with the job

Roll Call/Build Status post updated.

Cheers, D



I need to get cracking on sorting out my man cave first! First job is to build a work bench.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Monday, February 15, 2016 - 05:51 PM UTC
Thanks all! We'll see how things go when I get to airframe painting.

Michael
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Posted: Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 09:51 PM UTC
I was able to do some work on the Whitley today!

Got the lower wing and spars assembled. The fit is flawless and builds into quite a strong assembly despite the large number of parts. Of interest are the holes in the lower wings for the ASW radar antenna. I really cannot wait for the Coastal Command version to be released.
amegan
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Posted: Monday, February 22, 2016 - 02:08 PM UTC
A bit more done on the Suitcase




Port engine fitted temporarily, pending decision on a broken prop

The broken prop ')
RussellE
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Monday, February 22, 2016 - 02:20 PM UTC
Hi Andrew

why not ask Airfix for a replacement prop? Usually their customer support is very prompt in replacing broken parts
PrickleHead
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Posted: Monday, February 22, 2016 - 04:21 PM UTC
My Maryland to date.





Joel_W
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Posted: Monday, February 22, 2016 - 08:40 PM UTC
Andrew,
Short of getting a replacement prop, you could do an easy fix since you have the broken off blade. Just drill a guide hole in both the hub and the blade, insert a small steel pin and CCA glue it in place. Once dry, it's stronger then the original.

I use this method all the time for repairs and for when I want to modify an oleo and or wheel position.

Joel
amegan
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Posted: Monday, February 22, 2016 - 09:02 PM UTC
My record of drilling small, straight holes in plastic is not good, but still, it is worth a try with a fallback of getting another prop. Actually if you look at the pic the centre spindle has gone as well, so two lots of drilling!
Michael, great Mossie
Stephen, didn't believe that was an Airfix kit, it's streets ahead of the Hampden, I've got to have one of those.
Joel_W
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Posted: Monday, February 22, 2016 - 09:23 PM UTC

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My record of drilling small, straight holes in plastic is not good, but still, it is worth a try with a fallback of getting another prop. Actually if you look at the pic the centre spindle has gone as well, so two lots of drilling!
Michael, great Mossie
Stephen, didn't believe that was an Airfix kit, it's streets ahead of the Hampden, I've got to have one of those.



Andrew,
Sure looks like almost all of the prop blad is still there from what I can see in the picture.

Here's how I make a guide hole to start the drilling. I use a sewing needle in a twist drill, but I lay it at a very shallow angle so that I can clearly see the point in relation to the surface. Then I carefully rotate so that it touches the surface and then to vertical. I just make a slight dimple and then eye ball it. If it's close enough I drill my guide hole. The other trick is to use a slightly larger hole dia then the rod so that you have a little flex adjustment for alignment. I use thick gel CCA glue on the pin when I insert it.

Joel
AussieReg
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Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 01:45 AM UTC
Great progress updates from several builds now.

Stephen, nice to see the styrene extracted from the moving boxes! Also really nice to hear that the fit is so good on this kit.

PrickleHead, very nice work on the interior. Neat paintwork on the details. Have you test-fitted the fuselage halves yet? I am interested to see how this kit fits together.

Andrew, almost there! The paint and decaling looks good, just those pesky finishing touches now. It's a shame about the prop and spinner damage, but it is definitely worth having a go at drilling and pinning. As Joel said, it makes for a stronger part in the long run. You should be able to find some brass or aluminium tube the same diameter as the shaft.
While you have the drill out, open up the front of those air intakes and drop some black paint inside, I find these little touches make a huge difference to the look of the build at the end.


Keep up the great work all. Roll Call/Build Status post has been duly updated.

Cheers, D
PrickleHead
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Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 01:54 AM UTC
Michael: That Mozzie is a beast and looking good with the work on it.

Andy: The Hampden is looking good, sucks about the prop. I had the same problem with my build on my Seehund sub. I broke one of the pins that holds the rudder in place and my history of drilling plastic is about as good as yours by the sounds of it. I managed to drill it then promptly broke the other one!

Aussie Reg: I had read bad things about the fit of the fuselage of the Maryland but she buttoned up nicely without too much trouble at all.
amegan
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Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 02:43 PM UTC
Cheers Damian, Joel, Prop drilled and pinned last night, looks OK. Thanks for the pic Damian, needed that to get the depth of the heat affected zone on the cowling behind the exhaust collector ring, I note it is actually two colours, presumably the paint burns off above the ring and is discoloured further back. That photo also shows the location for the pilots machine gun, that aircraft has the early short exhaust, without the flame trap. Nice pic, thanks
Antilles
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Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 07:08 PM UTC
Hello everybody,

lots of great builds are going on here. Now, here is my entry. The Revell, former Dragon kit: Dornier 335.



I would call it centerline-twin .

Looking in the instructions, it is said a balance weight (20 g) has to be put into the wing . Has anybody already built this kit? I guess this is pretty much weight for a small place.

Oliver
amegan
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Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 09:13 PM UTC

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Hello everybody,

lots of great builds are going on here. Now, here is my entry. The Revell, former Dragon kit: Dornier 335.



I would call it centerline-twin .

Looking in the instructions, it is said a balance weight (20 g) has to be put into the wing . Has anybody already built this kit? I guess this is pretty much weight for a small place.

Oliver



Surely that should read "nose". btw like your choice of model, the 335 was definitely a cool machine, good job there weren't more built, could have given the Allies a lot of trouble.
PrickleHead
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Posted: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 09:16 AM UTC

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Quoted Text

Hello everybody,

lots of great builds are going on here. Now, here is my entry. The Revell, former Dragon kit: Dornier 335.



I would call it centerline-twin .

Looking in the instructions, it is said a balance weight (20 g) has to be put into the wing . Has anybody already built this kit? I guess this is pretty much weight for a small place.

Oliver



Surely that should read "nose". btw like your choice of model, the 335 was definitely a cool machine, good job there weren't more built, could have given the Allies a lot of trouble.



I have Pierre Clostermann's book, The Big Show and I think he chased a 335 in a Tempest at low level and couldn't catch it. (His book is a great read too.)
Antilles
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Posted: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 01:16 PM UTC

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Surely that should read "nose".



Yes, there is a weight to put in the nose



but, additionally into the wing



and this really confuses me. Probably, I have to strengthen the landing grear due to the high load.

Oliver