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OFFICIAL: The Sign of the Four Campaign
BoiseBlade
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Posted: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 12:48 AM UTC
Mark,

The weather/usage wear on the Flak is awesome!
Great job.
Namabiiru
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Posted: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 12:49 AM UTC
Thanks, Jeff!

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#399
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Posted: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 04:11 AM UTC
Done with the dirt, hitched up and ready to go. Calling this one done.







Can't find the campaign gallery, but I will drop my finished photos in there whenever it's up and running.

Good luck everyone with the rest of your builds!

MichaelSatin
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Posted: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 05:13 AM UTC

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Can't find the campaign gallery, but I will drop my finished photos in there whenever it's up and running.

Good luck everyone with the rest of your builds!




Very nice work Mark! The gallery is right here.

Michael
GazzaS
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Posted: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 06:23 AM UTC
Mark,
I really like the camo on the halftrack. Like it was painted by an in scale person

Gaz
Namabiiru
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#399
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Posted: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 04:30 PM UTC
Thanks, Mike and Gary.

It's really more my poor technique at hand-painting camo than any concerted effort to achieve an "in-scale" appearance on the half-track!

BoiseBlade
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Posted: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 07:15 PM UTC
Mark,

Really nice job. BZ!
Like Gary said, you did a real nice job on the halftracks camo.
I also really like the tarp covering, nicely shaped and highlighted for the ribs.
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#399
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Posted: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 07:58 PM UTC
Thanks, Jeff!

Lakota
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New Mexico, United States
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Posted: Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 05:22 AM UTC
Mark,
Nice job on your build. Love that camouflage scheme!
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
Bigrip74
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Posted: Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 06:11 PM UTC
I agree with Don, nice job Mark.

Bob
Namabiiru
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#399
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Posted: Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 06:28 PM UTC
Thanks, Guys!

AmTrac1833
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Florida, United States
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Posted: Saturday, July 02, 2016 - 08:26 PM UTC
I was away from home for couple weeks but am trying to make up for the missed hobby time this weekend. The tracks are in the initial stages of painting/weathering and the hull is in the final stages of weathering.




SaxonTheShiba
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Posted: Saturday, July 02, 2016 - 09:17 PM UTC
Daniel, that looks great. Really nice weathering on your finish.

Best wishes,

Ian
AmTrac1833
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Florida, United States
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Posted: Saturday, July 02, 2016 - 10:53 PM UTC
Thanks Ian, still tinkering with dirtying her up. The intent is to make it look as if it ran around on Iwo Jima for couple weeks.
Working on the tracks at the moment. They're way too shiny for something that is supposed to look like it has spent time on an island in the South Pacific - currently anyway.
testpro
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Posted: Saturday, July 02, 2016 - 11:16 PM UTC
ok I think I have it at this point for photos
http://gallery3.kitmaker.net/data/500/M4A3-1.jpg
AmTrac1833
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Posted: Sunday, July 03, 2016 - 01:03 AM UTC
Iím calling this one done sir done. The rubber tracks are sloppier than I would like and I couldnít get the 1/72 water troughs sanded to fit the 1/76 hull. It is more OOB than I was intending. Iíll call this my last Airfix/MPC LVT, Iíll stick to the Dragon kits from here out.









Namabiiru
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Posted: Sunday, July 03, 2016 - 02:11 AM UTC
Nice weathering, Daniel!

GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, July 03, 2016 - 02:55 AM UTC
Daniel,
Very nicely done!

Gaz
phantom_phanatic309
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, July 03, 2016 - 02:55 AM UTC
I had half an hour to spare today so I made a start on my build.
Figured the engine was as good a place as any to start. The fit is of course exceptional.




I also had these gorgeous little spark plugs arrive in the post yesterday. Cheap as chips and will really add to already brilliant detail.



Still figuring out how to wire it up. A bundle of 6 wires go into the end of each tube from the two magnetos. But how exactly those wires come out of the tubes and into the plugs is a mystery. Do they come out the opposite end and then to the plugs? I'm also trying to work out what needs to be plugged into the holes on the right hand side of the engine cylinders. I've worked out that there are 2 plugs per cylinder on the left, but nothing I've found shows the right side.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Monday, July 04, 2016 - 03:44 AM UTC
Nice work Dan! And off to a good start Stephen!

Well, I've been having a bit of modeler's block and was looking around the room at what to get going on. I have a lot of Skyhawks, Phantoms, Shermans, Wildcats, etc. that would qualify for this campaign, but one kit kept drawing my eye...

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There's no way I have time for this; but man, what a kit! This one goes in my intended American Aces collection in the colors of Lt. Robert Hanson, VMF-215 the highest scoring F4U ace. I'm going to regret this...

Michael
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Monday, July 04, 2016 - 03:55 AM UTC
Michael that is one kit I would love to have a crack at building. Maybe one day.
Till then I have a plan to get the cheap Revell kit at some point to convert to an FAA version. I know the two kits are worlds apart, but I figure if I'm going to slice off the wingtips it would be less traumatic than doing it to Tamiya's.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Monday, July 04, 2016 - 04:14 AM UTC

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Michael that is one kit I would love to have a crack at building. Maybe one day.
Till then I have a plan to get the cheap Revell kit at some point to convert to an FAA version. I know the two kits are worlds apart, but I figure if I'm going to slice off the wingtips it would be less traumatic than doing it to Tamiya's.



The Tamiya kit has (of course) separate wing tips. I don't think the shortened ones are in this kit or the -1 but perhaps a special RN boxing is coming...?

Michael
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phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Monday, July 04, 2016 - 11:30 AM UTC

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Michael that is one kit I would love to have a crack at building. Maybe one day.
Till then I have a plan to get the cheap Revell kit at some point to convert to an FAA version. I know the two kits are worlds apart, but I figure if I'm going to slice off the wingtips it would be less traumatic than doing it to Tamiya's.



The Tamiya kit has (of course) separate wing tips. I don't think the shortened ones are in this kit or the -1 but perhaps a special RN boxing is coming...?

Michael



Michael, thanks that's great to know. Even if they don't, I can imagine someone will do a resin set eventually. It's just an idea at the moment but knowing I won't have to take such drastic measures does alter things.

Stephen
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Posted: Wednesday, July 06, 2016 - 03:25 AM UTC
i am in need of a little help.i am planning on adding rockets from my spares box to my korean war era corsair. i know the front half should be olive drab color but what color paint should be the rest of the body of the rocket? i've seen directions call out white,silver,grey to name a few. i can not seem to find a good color photo of one.
anyone know?

thanks, joe