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OFFICIAL: Hot Wars of the Cold War Campaign
nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
Joined: May 23, 2011
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Posted: Tuesday, September 06, 2016 - 12:23 PM UTC
Hi all,

here is my begining of the AT-6 cockpit with a bit of scratch built :

















cheers
nico
nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
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Posted: Thursday, September 08, 2016 - 11:00 AM UTC
Hi all,

the yesterday evening work was dedicated to the internal sides structures (the original kit is completly empty).
I also began the side command panels :









cheers
nico
SaxonTheShiba
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United States
Joined: February 01, 2009
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Posted: Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 07:53 PM UTC
Nico----Great work on the AT-6 thus far.

I began work on my project, the Bay of Pigs Sea Fury, using the 1/48th scale Hobbycraft kit. There were bad injection pin marks in the wheel bay so I covered them with squares of 3M 2090 tape.





I then painted the wheel bays "Hawker Yellow". I based the color on some Sea Fury restoration photos where parts had been stripped down to the original primer. The yellow appeared much more brown than Chromate Yellow and I created this color by lightening Tamiya Buff with white and yellow. The wash is Pledge Floor Wax tinted with Acrylic Black Paint.




Fuselage assembly begins:





And she's together:







More to follow!

Best wishes,

Ian











nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
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Posted: Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 04:07 PM UTC
Hi all,

thanks a lot Ian, and good job too on your Sea Fury !

I've finished my cockpit scratchbuilt (but for the seat belts which can wait a little for the paint work to be done).
So, i began the interior painting in "US interior green" which in Humbrol Enamel equivalence chart is the number 226.....so i just bought one for this kit. But after 2 coats with brushes (highly diluted as my habits) it seemed a lot to green :



Then i remembered i altready bought that color for an US HRS-1 few years ago, so i opened it and compared.....and i was really really disppointed !!!

The old one is on the left :



And even after diluting it with White-Spirit :



So i continued with the old one which seems to match much better with the real "interior green", doesn't it ? (Some more coats are needed anyway) :





cheers
nico
doubtingthomas
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Wisconsin, United States
Joined: March 17, 2009
KitMaker: 156 posts
AeroScale: 153 posts
Posted: Sunday, October 02, 2016 - 01:51 AM UTC
Hi all-
After a several-year hiatus, I've signed up for this campaign!
I'll be building the Tamiya 1/48 Mig-15 from the Korean War (or police action).because, frankly - I need something relatively easy.
The Pacific Coast Ta152H in the background just about killed me (and nearly wound up in the bin) after a 6 month struggle.
SoI'm looking forward to pouring a little glue in the box, shaking, and having a finished result in short order. Alternatively, we'll get to see me manage to botch even a Tamiya kit

Kettil
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Alvsborgs, Sweden
Joined: October 05, 2016
KitMaker: 19 posts
AeroScale: 10 posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 - 02:55 PM UTC
Getting started on Tarangus 1/72 J29A/B, bane of the Katangan air force.
nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
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Posted: Wednesday, October 05, 2016 - 12:42 PM UTC
Hi all,

scratchbuilt is done for the controls i wanted to add, seat belts are on the scratchbuilt bench now.
I also finished the interior paint work and weathering :



















Cheers
nico
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
Joined: September 22, 2016
KitMaker: 192 posts
AeroScale: 166 posts
Posted: Friday, October 07, 2016 - 12:52 PM UTC
Now i'm enlisted

My project for this campaign is a F-102a Case XX dagger from meng models. He will wear the color of a dagger stationed in Thailand during 1969 who took part to the Vietnam War.

To enhance the kit, i added photoetch from eduard.

Here are the firsts photos from the kit. I've started the kit this morning, and a few photoetch parts are glued.



Kettil
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Alvsborgs, Sweden
Joined: October 05, 2016
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Posted: Friday, October 07, 2016 - 09:26 PM UTC
Plodding along.



Some Maestro Models photetch to spice things up, even though it's probably a very "creative" colour choice they have there for the cockpit. And naturally I forgot the seat belts until the cockpit was in place and the fuselage glued. That got fiddly.



And with Nicolas' build I finally remembered what was so familiar sounding about AT-6. Luckily(?) a different war.
Kettil
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Alvsborgs, Sweden
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Posted: Saturday, October 08, 2016 - 02:44 PM UTC
Not the most complex of paint schemes, so this would be about done for me.

White Gustav got beaten up by a bad landing (when aborting a landing, make sure you're pulling the landing gear lever and not the flaps one), and was re-purposed as camo scheme mannequin and strafing run practice target.


doubtingthomas
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Wisconsin, United States
Joined: March 17, 2009
KitMaker: 156 posts
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Posted: Monday, October 10, 2016 - 03:22 AM UTC
Nico - The AT-6 interior looks good!
Erik - Nice job on the Barrel!

I made some progress on the MiG-15 this weekend. I added a Quickboost seat, but otherwise she will be OOB. I'm also not going to add additional paint or detail to the engine, as I do not plan to display it open. I'm going for the closed-up look - assuming the fuselage halves fit together well.


Tom
messynachos
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Saskatchewan, Canada
Joined: November 14, 2012
KitMaker: 142 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 02:26 AM UTC
im in better late then never, i will be building the F84 thunderjet, i will get a start picture up soon here!
MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 3,559 posts
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Posted: Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 05:22 AM UTC
Finally, a start on the Wingman 1/48 Nesher:

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Nice resin cockpit, seat, etc. The instrument panel decals are a bit tricky as they're very small and mostly clear, but look nice once in place.

Michael
tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: February 04, 2008
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Posted: Tuesday, November 01, 2016 - 06:04 AM UTC
This will be my entry for this campaign:-



tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 05:00 AM UTC
Open box start photo-



MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 04:08 AM UTC
I fear the Wingman Nesher has decided to be, shall we say, uncooperative. Sigh.

Right, it's not too late for a substitute. So here I go:

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See, it says "Cold War Warrior" right on the box!

I'll be adding a little help from Paul Fisher:

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I made a small start grinding and carving away areas on the lower wing and fuselage halves for the update sets:

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Now let's see if this goes better! I'm going to be boring and do Lt. Carmichael's MiG killer.

Michael
tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Monday, November 21, 2016 - 12:55 AM UTC
Started light clean up and the wings half's and tanks joined:-





MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Friday, November 25, 2016 - 05:23 AM UTC
Nice MiG Richard, but watch your six, here I come!

Got the cockpit and fuselage halves together on the 1/32 Sea Fury:

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I do like Paul Fisher's stuff, not overly complex but looks very nice when done and it fits (if you follow his directions)!

Michael
SaxonTheShiba
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United States
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Posted: Sunday, November 27, 2016 - 01:54 AM UTC
Great looking projects everybody! I have finished my 1/48th scale F.A.R. Sea Fury from the Bay of Pigs Invasion, 1961. The plane depicted is one of the Pro-Castro aircraft which flew against the CIA Exile Brigade forces. I used white metal landing gear struts and wheels and a Squadron vacu-form canopy for after-market accents. The aircraft was painted with Model Master enamel R.A.F. Dark Green which was post-shaded with a lightened tint of that same shade. Panel lines were drawn with a Micron Ink pen and shaded with Tamiya Smoke. Floquil Bright Silver was used for the chipped metal areas. I used the kit decals but they were so old I gave them a clear coat of Gloss Cote Lacquer to ensure they would not disintegrate. This was a fun build and the Hobbycraft kit does build up into a respectable looking Sea Fury but I will definitely be looking forward to the Airfix offering. I will also get some pics up in the gallery. Thanks for the campaign opportunity.

Best wishes,

Ian













doubtingthomas
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Wisconsin, United States
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Posted: Sunday, December 04, 2016 - 10:12 AM UTC
Ian - Good finish on that Sea Fury! I had not seen that scheme before.

Michael - Nice work on that cockpit!

I've gotten through the basic painting process on my 1/48 Mig-15bis. It's been a while since I've done a NMF, so there are a few problems but I'm plowing ahead. I tried Vallejo Metal colors in 3 shades; they were OK paints - definitely need light, light coats.
nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
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Posted: Monday, December 12, 2016 - 06:39 PM UTC
Hi all,

well done Erik and Ian for your finish

Mine is far more frome the finish line....











cheers
nico
BoiseBlade
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Idaho, United States
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Posted: Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 11:50 PM UTC
Michael,

Once again, Outstanding cockpit!
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
Joined: September 22, 2016
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Posted: Monday, December 19, 2016 - 02:09 AM UTC
Some advancements on my F-102A





nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
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Posted: Monday, December 19, 2016 - 12:38 PM UTC
Hi,

nice progress Franck

nico
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
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Posted: Monday, December 19, 2016 - 01:18 PM UTC
Thanks

Sorry for the bad photo quality.

Tomorrow, i will prime the model and i hope that thurdsay i can make the first layer of the camo


Cheers Franck