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OFFICIAL: WWII Twins Campaign
amegan
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Posted: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 02:25 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
Ah, I get it, there isn't enough space in the nose to take the weight needed so they suggest putting some into the wing leading edge. Could you get any weight into the front engine? The more you can get into the nose the less you will need in the wing and the lighter the model will be.


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

Shouldn't have to as the model should have been designed to take it.

Stephen, I've got that book as well, one of my favourites.
Oliver

amegan
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Posted: Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 05:49 AM UTC
Thanks Joel, the damaged prop, repaired and in place

Run out of Matt black paint so no more tonight. Next job, transparency framing
PrickleHead
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Posted: Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 09:50 AM UTC

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Thanks Joel, the damaged prop, repaired and in place

Run out of Matt black paint so no more tonight. Next job, transparency framing



Hi Joel

The Hampden is coming together nicely and good job on the prop repair.

That aircraft EA-M was flown by Roderick Learoyd in which he won his Victoria Cross. His citation read as follows:

This officer, as first pilot of a Hampden aircraft, has repeatedly shown the highest conception of his duty and complete indifference to personal danger in making attacks at the lowest altitudes regardless of opposition. On the night of 12th August, 1940, he was detailed to attack a special objective on the Dortmund Ems Canal. He had attacked this objective on a previous occasion and was well aware of the risks entailed. To achieve success it was necessary to approach from a direction well known to the enemy, through a lane of especially disposed anti-aircraft defences, and in the face of the most intense point-blank fire from guns of all calibres. The reception of the preceding aircraft might well have deterred the stoutest heart, all being hit and two lost. Flight Lieutenant Learoyd nevertheless made his attack at 150 feet, his aircraft being repeatedly hit and large pieces of the main plane torn away. He was almost blinded by the glare of many searchlights at close range, but pressed home this attack with the greatest resolution and skill. He subsequently brought his wrecked aircraft home and, as the landing flaps were inoperative and the undercarriage indicators out of action, waited for dawn in the vicinity of his aerodrome before landing, which he accomplished without causing injury to his crew or further damage to the aircraft. The high courage, skill and determination, which this officer has invariably displayed on many occasions in the face of the enemy sets an example which is unsurpassed.
windysean
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Posted: Friday, February 26, 2016 - 02:39 AM UTC
Wow!
thanks for sharing that!
-Sean H.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 08:13 PM UTC
Great work going on here!

I've gotten to this point on the Tamiya 1/32 Mosquito:

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But I need to take a break on this to get going on an F4U for the 1945 campaign. Given how well that one goes together, I hope to get back to the Mossie soon!

Michael
GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 11:18 PM UTC
That looks some kind of awesome, Michael.


Gary
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Posted: Tuesday, March 01, 2016 - 02:29 AM UTC
Oliver, great to see your Do335 hit the bench. I'm looking forward to watching that build.

Andrew, very nice work on the repairs. They came up well. Just be careful not to break the other blades off now while you mask the glasshouse! Stephen, thanks for posting the info on the particular aircraft that Andrew is building. What an incredible story.

Michael, I keep saying, it, that Mossie looks amazing. Awesome work.

Joel is surging along on his B-25 build, you can find the Build Log Here. Really nice work cleaning up the poorly fitting parts in a few areas.

Roll Call/Build Status post on page 1 has been updated. We are 3 months down, 3 months to go in this Group Build, it would be nice to see a few more builds hit the bench! Come on folks, who's up for it?

Cheers, D
SHAKY962
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Posted: Sunday, March 06, 2016 - 04:03 AM UTC
I will start this: Hasegawa 1/72 Betty with Okka. I buy the kit to a friend whitout box and decals....

AussieReg
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Posted: Sunday, March 06, 2016 - 08:09 AM UTC
Jose, thanks for joining us! Great choice, it will be very interesting to follow you build on this kit. Please don't be shy about posting plenty of progress reports.
I have updated the Roll Call/Build Status post accordingly.

Cheers, D
SHAKY962
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Posted: Monday, March 07, 2016 - 03:35 AM UTC
Thanks for the welcome Damian!!!
md72
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Posted: Tuesday, March 08, 2016 - 09:10 PM UTC
Slightly more than proof of life...

I've almost recovered from installing the bomb bay door wrong. Putty, extra plastic, more putty and it's nearly level, just a bit more that I hope I can cover up with Mr. Surfacer...
Joel_W
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Posted: Tuesday, March 08, 2016 - 09:43 PM UTC

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That looks some kind of awesome, Michael.

Gary



I'll 2nd that. The Tamiya kit is just amazing.
Joel
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Tuesday, March 08, 2016 - 10:56 PM UTC

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That looks some kind of awesome, Michael.

Gary



I'll 2nd that. The Tamiya kit is just amazing.
Joel



Typical Tamiya: fantastic! I'm hoping to get back to it this weekend.

Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, March 09, 2016 - 06:50 PM UTC
A little of work in my Betty





macotra4
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Posted: Wednesday, March 09, 2016 - 11:19 PM UTC
And i will join a campaign with 1/48 Revell Henschel Hs-129 B2. It is a actually a Hasegawa mold, with just different decals. I will do this one with a desert colors.
AussieReg
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Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 02:01 AM UTC
Jose, some good progress already! Nice detail work on the interior paining.

Tom, thanks for joining us. Very nice choice of aircraft as well, not a common subject. I look forward to following your build on this one.

Roll Call/Build Status post updated on page 1 of this thread, worth a look for a quick overview of the Group Build.

Cheers, D
AussieReg
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Posted: Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 07:50 PM UTC
Mark, great to see some serious progress made there, getting the fuselage together and prepped is a major step and looking good!

Joel has applied the initial coats of Olive Drab and Neutral Grey to his Mitchell, it is looking really nice. Please make sure that you check out his build log thread.

Roll Call/Build Status updated once again, some good progress being made on quite a few builds here now.

Cheers, D
SHAKY962
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Posted: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 12:40 AM UTC
A few update por the Betty






GazzaS
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Posted: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 10:53 AM UTC
Nice to see the Betty getting together!
SHAKY962
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Posted: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 11:26 PM UTC
Thanks Gary!!!!
SHAKY962
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Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 08:43 PM UTC
A few advances...




goodn8
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Posted: Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 01:03 PM UTC
Very nice progress and work here guys!!!
Michael, the Mosquito looks great
and Jose, very good work on the Betty.
As well as Joel doing nice!
Joining in here when my "Dogfight" is done...
Already done some little sprue-cutting action on my Hudson.
Thomas
AussieReg
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Posted: Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 01:57 AM UTC
Great progress Jose, Betty is looking really nice. What paint are you using, and is the weathering pre-shading or post-shading?

Thomas, great to hear that you have hit the sprues on your Hudson.

Cheers, D
Antilles
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Posted: Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 02:45 AM UTC
Yes, definitely great progress on lots of lovely twins here.

Had some bench time and used it for the cockpit. I added some PE-Parts.

The ejection seat was hard to build. Hopefully, I can attach it without loosing some of those tiny parts.


Next will be some paint!

Oliver
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Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 04:50 AM UTC
Thanks for your comments Damian and Thomas.
I agree with you Oliver.... lovely twins!!!!!
How is the kit of the Do-335 from Revell?
A few advances