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tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: February 04, 2008
KitMaker: 2,446 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, March 09, 2016 - 06:00 AM UTC
This will be my entry into this campaign:-

c4willy
#305
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Joined: February 01, 2006
KitMaker: 1,673 posts
AeroScale: 1,517 posts
Posted: Monday, March 21, 2016 - 03:51 AM UTC
I'm in! Time to move 4ward and work on my Italeri PzIV!
BMCTomcat
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: September 13, 2014
KitMaker: 73 posts
AeroScale: 13 posts
Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 02:14 AM UTC
finally ... I got a chance to build up my Humvee ...
the M1114 ...
AussieReg
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AUTOMODELER
#007
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Victoria, Australia
Joined: June 09, 2009
KitMaker: 6,783 posts
AeroScale: 3,543 posts
Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 03:29 AM UTC
Recently I have had a focus on 1/48 WWII fighters and 1/24 Muscle Cars so this might be a perfect opportunity to smash out a quick 1/72 multi-engine build which I have conveniently stashed away. I won this in a club raffle a couple of years back.


Cheers, D
tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: February 04, 2008
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Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 04:16 AM UTC
Quite the front turret on that one
phantom_phanatic309
#372
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United Kingdom
Joined: March 10, 2010
KitMaker: 2,296 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 04:16 AM UTC
Nice choice Damian.
Would love to see one of these built.
SHAKY962
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Joined: May 21, 2012
KitMaker: 707 posts
AeroScale: 262 posts
Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 04:44 AM UTC
Im in....
May be with a P-47 or a F-4
Scrodes
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: July 22, 2012
KitMaker: 771 posts
AeroScale: 763 posts
Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 05:21 AM UTC
I should probably join a campaign one of these days... We'll see how the timing plays out.
AussieReg
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AUTOMODELER
#007
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Victoria, Australia
Joined: June 09, 2009
KitMaker: 6,783 posts
AeroScale: 3,543 posts
Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 05:29 AM UTC

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Quite the front turret on that one



Brings to mind some Monty Python . . . "Did he just call me big nose?"

md72
#439
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Washington, United States
Joined: November 05, 2005
KitMaker: 4,531 posts
AeroScale: 2,970 posts
Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 05:59 AM UTC
I'm guessing that the PB4Y-2 is a repop of the Matchbox kit. I've got it somewhere with loads of panels to pop in for various options, so there's plenty of sanding and filling.
duckdawgs
#302
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California, United States
Joined: August 01, 2010
KitMaker: 132 posts
AeroScale: 53 posts
Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 07:36 AM UTC
I'm in with a F(4)ord BNO-40, dragging away a broken F4U tail section, on the deck of CV-14. During the battle of Leyte late 1944...
GazzaS
#424
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: April 23, 2015
KitMaker: 4,268 posts
AeroScale: 1,820 posts
Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 02:08 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Recently I have had a focus on 1/48 WWII fighters and 1/24 Muscle Cars so this might be a perfect opportunity to smash out a quick 1/72 multi-engine build which I have conveniently stashed away. I won this in a club raffle a couple of years back.


Cheers, D



An interesting choice, Damian. I've never seen one modelled before. Though I'd be wary of combining the words: multi-engined and quick-build. Hopefully you'll be fortunate. My experience is more engines = more putty = more sanding. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress.

Gaz
AussieReg
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AUTOMODELER
#007
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Victoria, Australia
Joined: June 09, 2009
KitMaker: 6,783 posts
AeroScale: 3,543 posts
Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 02:53 PM UTC
Thanks for the encouragement folks! I'm hoping that the gaps and seams scale down at the same ratio as the parts, and my ham-fistedness follows suit!
Edit: I went stash-diving and found the kit tonight, when I originally got the kit I cut the fuselage and wing parts off the sprues to do some test-fitting. The fit looks pretty good, but the locating pins on the fuselage halves are quite small and far apart so I think I will need to put a bit of bracing in to strengthen it. The instructions call for 40 grams of weight in behind the cockpit bulkhead to keep it sitting right. Here is a comparison shot with my current 1/48 P-47 build.

Here are the three kit scheme options

The US Navy and Aero Navale versions have the turrets, the RCAF version has all of the small side windows, so I will do some research into review builds to see which version presents the least difficulty. On first look I am leaning towards the Aero Navale scheme in overall gloss midnight blue, but then again I don't mind the look of the tricolour USN scheme. The thought of this much NMF to do the RCAF version is a bit daunting, but it would be impressive. Time for a glass of red and some contemplation.

Cheers, D
2002hummer
#257
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: October 11, 2011
KitMaker: 759 posts
AeroScale: 436 posts
Posted: Friday, March 25, 2016 - 09:11 PM UTC
I am in this build. I am going to do either a Canadair CL-44 or their CL415. I tend to favour Canadian built aircraft for some reason. Now to find a kit of one of them.
Namabiiru
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MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
#399
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Rhode Island, United States
Joined: March 05, 2014
KitMaker: 2,760 posts
AeroScale: 301 posts
Posted: Sunday, April 03, 2016 - 12:05 AM UTC
I'm in with Great Wall's 3.7cm Flak 43.

Although probably not totally appropriate, my plan is to tow this behind the SdKfz 251/1 I'm building for 250/251 campaign.

MichaelSatin
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 3,559 posts
AeroScale: 2,590 posts
Posted: Sunday, April 03, 2016 - 12:23 AM UTC

Quoted Text

I'm in with Great Wall's 3.7cm Flak 43.

Although probably not totally appropriate, my plan is to tow this behind the SdKfz 251/1 I'm building for 250/251 campaign.




Hey, what the heck, I see a 4 on the box!

Michael
Jessie_C
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British Columbia, Canada
Joined: September 03, 2009
KitMaker: 6,785 posts
AeroScale: 6,079 posts
Posted: Sunday, April 03, 2016 - 12:45 AM UTC

Quoted Text

I am in this build. I am going to do either a Canadair CL-44 or their CL415. I tend to favour Canadian built aircraft for some reason. Now to find a kit of one of them.



CL-44
CL-415
supaderpa
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Malaysia
Joined: March 28, 2016
KitMaker: 157 posts
AeroScale: 7 posts
Posted: Friday, April 08, 2016 - 02:01 PM UTC
Ooh sign me up!

Got a Dragon T34/85 with the odd bedspring armors in my stash which I got fairly cheaply (20 USD give or take). Good thing this campaign starts in June cause I'll probably be swamped with work in the coming month.
MichaelSatin
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 3,559 posts
AeroScale: 2,590 posts
Posted: Saturday, April 09, 2016 - 04:06 AM UTC
Whoo hoo! Happy birthday to me (about a month ago)! Should I do one of these bad boys?

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Michael
atc15q
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Indiana, United States
Joined: April 02, 2016
KitMaker: 7 posts
AeroScale: 7 posts
Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 04:30 AM UTC
I'm in. New to the group build game. Should be fun!

Cheers!
Matt
AmTrac1833
#431
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Florida, United States
Joined: February 20, 2014
KitMaker: 367 posts
AeroScale: 38 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 05:48 AM UTC
My LVT4 is on deck! The parts are all there and Ill be using a set of Bison Decals for the markings. I know they are not the same scale (1/72 & 1/76) but am hoping it is close enough for what Im after. Now time to sit back and await the start date to arrive.


MichaelSatin
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 3,559 posts
AeroScale: 2,590 posts
Posted: Friday, May 13, 2016 - 09:31 PM UTC
Hey, we don't have a ribbon yet! I have a couple of ideas:

Simple:

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Or a little more subtle:

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Let me know what you think! I'm certainly open to other ideas as well if neither of these trip your triggers.

Michael
phantom_phanatic309
#372
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United Kingdom
Joined: March 10, 2010
KitMaker: 2,296 posts
AeroScale: 1,433 posts
Posted: Friday, May 13, 2016 - 10:43 PM UTC
My current campaign build is ending soon so that will clear my desk. So I'm in with WNW's Rumpler C.IV. Going to build it anyway so may as well sign up.
JClapp
#259
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Massachusetts, United States
Joined: October 23, 2011
KitMaker: 2,263 posts
AeroScale: 1,714 posts
Posted: Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 12:00 AM UTC
I like the four oak leaf clusters.
The oak leaves need to be a bit lighter or brighter for more contrast.
MichaelSatin
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 3,559 posts
AeroScale: 2,590 posts
Posted: Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 09:18 PM UTC

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I like the four oak leaf clusters.
The oak leaves need to be a bit lighter or brighter for more contrast.



How's this?

 photo Sign of Four silver oak leaves_zpszka2kfex.gif

 photo Sign of Four silver oak leaves small_zpspqq1oihr.gif

Michael