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OFFICIAL: Soviet Phoenix Campaign
Shrimpman
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Dublin, Ireland
Joined: August 14, 2016
KitMaker: 127 posts
AeroScale: 103 posts
Posted: Friday, May 12, 2017 - 01:55 AM UTC
I've only realised now there was a campaign gallery (doh!) My bad, sorry! I've posted my pics now.
BlackWidow
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European Union
Joined: August 09, 2009
KitMaker: 1,415 posts
AeroScale: 1,168 posts
Posted: Friday, May 12, 2017 - 02:22 AM UTC
Well done on your flying tank, Ryan! Looks great

Torsten
mrockhill
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: June 17, 2009
KitMaker: 566 posts
AeroScale: 507 posts
Posted: Friday, May 12, 2017 - 05:11 AM UTC
Nice Shturmovik Ryan! Your finishing methods brought out the surface details beautifully!

My yak build has been a bit of a rollercoaster this last week but not so much of kit or build ossues, just my work schedule changing 3 times. This final change sends me back home for the weekend... to finish my build

Its coming along well, I'm stoked! My scratch built gunsight is a bit over scale and I may replace down the road but for now it stays.

After I attached the front and rear canopies I gave it an acrylic sludge wash. While this worked well it didnt stay put in all the places I hoped, namely the wing fuel fill points. Eduards surface detailing of these is a bit overstated so I filled them partially with CA along with the funky fuel gauge detail. As these didnt retain the wash and my time for washes waning I masked off the details and hit it with some tamiya smoke
just what I wanted, noticeable but easily over looked.

Onward and upward!
bm4247
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Scotland, United Kingdom
Joined: December 29, 2014
KitMaker: 88 posts
AeroScale: 26 posts
Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 07:32 PM UTC
Michael, apologies for not posting as I went along
Thanks you for running yet another great campaign.

For this campaign I chose this kit. I was short on money so found this for 2.99.



Once i opened the box I realised why it was so cheap.

Poorly moulded
Poor fit
Poor instructions
I guess you get what you pay for.

It was a challenge for my basic modelling skills.





This was it in production





This is it finished.







Still finding my feet with weathering etc.

Thanks again
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 3,556 posts
AeroScale: 2,587 posts
Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 08:47 PM UTC
That's how we learn Brian! Just about time to call it quits on this one, gonna make it Mike?

Michael
Kanguroo
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Vietnam
Joined: May 07, 2006
KitMaker: 416 posts
AeroScale: 89 posts
Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 09:52 PM UTC
Hi,
Maybe I'm the last one today. I finished my bird.




It takes so much time to finish it because of the poor quality of this kit.



Apologize about your waiting. Thank you all.
Regards,
K.
wrenchy
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Saskatchewan, Canada
Joined: April 23, 2006
KitMaker: 139 posts
AeroScale: 89 posts
Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 10:00 PM UTC
Mr. K, very nice Bat! Mike, hope you get finished, the Yak looks great! Brian, keep building and trying new techniques, you'll find one that agrees with you.
mrockhill
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: June 17, 2009
KitMaker: 566 posts
AeroScale: 507 posts
Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 08:46 AM UTC
Done! Stick a fork in me I'm off to bed









By the hairs of my chinny chin chin

Great builds everyone! Thanks Michael for leading the campaign and giving us busy, slow, and late starters a 2nd chance!
mrockhill
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: June 17, 2009
KitMaker: 566 posts
AeroScale: 507 posts
Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 04:51 PM UTC
It may be a couple days til I get photos in the gallery. Im traveling again and my current pics are too large to upload but I'll fix that as soon as I get back
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 3,556 posts
AeroScale: 2,587 posts
Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 05:48 PM UTC
In under the wire Mike, nice work!

Well, time to wrap this one up folks. Congrats to all who finished, and to those who didn't get the chance to participate this time, fear not. The Eastern Front campaign as part of the 75th Anniversary of WWII series is coming sooner or later!

Ribbons have been distributed. Let me know if you didn't get one and think you should. Thanks to all for a fun campaign!

Michael
BlackWidow
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European Union
Joined: August 09, 2009
KitMaker: 1,415 posts
AeroScale: 1,168 posts
Posted: Monday, May 15, 2017 - 12:09 AM UTC
Mr. K, judging from your photos, that Tu-2 looks fantastic! Congrats on that! It was worth waiting for it!

Mike, same to you, that Yak 3 looks great! I have the same kit waiting in my stash somewhere. Meanwhile I've got a good taste to build some more "Red Stars" and my next one will be a Hurricane ....

Michael, thanks for running this lovely campaign and the ribbon. To me it made me build the kit with the most parts I've ever had in one build, the beautiful Peshka.

And congrats to all who have finished this campaign successfully!

Torsten
c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Joined: February 01, 2006
KitMaker: 1,673 posts
AeroScale: 1,517 posts
Posted: Monday, May 15, 2017 - 01:03 AM UTC
Thanks for a great campaign Michael and thanks to all who participated it was great to see so many varying builds looking forward to the next Soviet campaign.