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OFFICIAL: The Night Shift Campaign
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
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Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 11:30 AM GMT+7
Welcome to The Night Shift Campaign, 2017! This campaign will run from 1 September, 2017 through 1 March, 2018. If you want to see the rules and/or sign up, look here. Please post all campaign related discussion and in-progress pictures in this thread. Post finished pics in the campaign gallery.

I'd like to say I'm looking forward to seeing some great night flyers, but it's so dark!

Michael
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 12:22 PM GMT+7
Here is my Hobbyboss F6F-5N.

Bigrip74
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Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017 - 03:20 AM GMT+7
And its started.

Bigrip74
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Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017 - 06:22 AM GMT+7
I am enjoying this kit, though the parts are more delicate than I am used to. There many interior parts that will never be seen unless one does a cutaway style build.


md72
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Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017 - 02:07 PM GMT+7
I hate you Bob. I'm 26 hours out from eye surgery, can't see well enough to type this and you've already got the cockpit painted. I'm going with the Eduard F6F-3N.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017 - 02:26 PM GMT+7
Mark, I am retired and have no obligations other than those pesky VA appointments coming up (foot surgery, eye surgery) so when I cannot walk or see you can laugh at me.

My kit is Hobbyboss and either I have dyslexia or the instructions are a little confusing.

Let me know how the Eduard kit stacks up.

Bob
Bigrip74
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Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017 - 04:13 PM GMT+7
Hey! Mark, after rereading my post I thought I would get as much done as possible. So I'm just tooling along














She is going together nicely and I decided to go with folded wings, then after they were assembled I saw that I did not think through how to paint and mask the open areas Well I am at a stopping point now.

Bob
goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
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Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017 - 06:46 PM GMT+7
Can't believe your progress, Bob
Great work, looks like you're enjoying that build a lot.
Move on... sure you'll find a solution for masking/paint.
Thomas
Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 04:54 PM GMT+7
Thomas I think that Ive figured how to mask those areas, but I need to repaint them white not zinc chromate.







md72
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Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 04:56 PM GMT+7
Great Progress Bob. I'm about to embark on a new disaster.. Gotta clean off the model desk for a Labor Day BBQ. Hope I don't lose any parts this time..
Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 05:43 PM GMT+7

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Great Progress Bob. I'm about to embark on a new disaster.. Gotta clean off the model desk for a Labor Day BBQ. Hope I don't lose any parts this time..



Mark, they make baggies for that.

Bob
Pave-Hawk
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Monday, September 04, 2017 - 12:43 PM GMT+7
Here's my starter photo for this campaign, Eduards FW190 Nachtjager Dual Combo in 1/48

Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, September 04, 2017 - 12:59 PM GMT+7
Iain, NICE kit. Will you build one or both?

Bob
Pave-Hawk
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Monday, September 04, 2017 - 01:08 PM GMT+7
I'm trying to clear my stash shelf a bit, so the current plan is to do both with a bit of a build log similar to my spitfire dual build.

I am currently working on a couple of other campaigns at the moment so probably won't get started on this one for a little while yet.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, September 04, 2017 - 05:23 PM GMT+7

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I'm trying to clear my stash shelf a bit, so the current plan is to do both with a bit of a build log similar to my spitfire dual build.

I am currently working on a couple of other campaigns at the moment so probably won't get started on this one for a little while yet.



Iain, I would like to follow a blog on your build.

Bob
rochaped
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Monday, September 04, 2017 - 10:35 PM GMT+7
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I'm trying to clear my stash shelf a bit, so the current plan is to do both with a bit of a build log similar to my spitfire dual build.



Iain, I would like to follow a blog on your build.

Bob



Me too

Cheers
Pedro
Pave-Hawk
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Monday, September 04, 2017 - 11:00 PM GMT+7
Once I make a start I will post a link to the build in this thread.
TotemWolf
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Oklahoma, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2017 - 09:29 AM GMT+7
My P-61 landed today.



What a great looking kit. This will be a pleasure to build.

I'll get started as soon as I can.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2017 - 12:04 PM GMT+7
Robert, I will follow your P-61 build. Lots of glass their

Bob
TotemWolf
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Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2017 - 12:51 PM GMT+7

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Robert, I will follow your P-61 build. Lots of glass their

Bob


No joke there. At least it comes with masks in the kit.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2017 - 01:24 PM GMT+7
The mask make the price of the kit more acceptable. I keep using Tamiya tape and a new #11 blade to mask canopies with mixed results, some good some not. I will look forward for your posts of the canopies..

Bob
TotemWolf
#288
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Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2017 - 02:35 PM GMT+7
The price made me second guess it until I saw a review. It is very well molded. It comes with PE and mask. It is an OOTB with it's own AM. Plus you get a print of the box art.
TotemWolf
#288
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Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2017 - 02:35 PM GMT+7
I'll get some pics of the kit and post them.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2017 - 03:39 PM GMT+7

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The price made me second guess it until I saw a review. It is very well molded. It comes with PE and mask. It is an OOTB with it's own AM. Plus you get a print of the box art.



Sounds like a really good kit.

Bob
Sleepwalker71
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Singapore / 新加坡
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Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2017 - 09:24 PM GMT+7
Here is my entry:

J1N1-S Gekko Type 11 early model from Tamiya. It will be beefed up with Eduard's PE and masks.