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OFFICIAL: Pax and Pallets Campaign
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 06:13 AM UTC
Welcome to the Pax and Pallets Campaign! This campaign will celebrate those unsung haulers of the skies, the cargo planes.

The campaign will run from 1 December, 2017 through 1 June, 2018.

If you haven't signed up yet, or want to see the rules, go here.

Please post your initial and in-progress photos as well as campaign discussion in this thread. Please post your finished build photos in the campaign gallery.

Looking forward to the builds of these heroes of hauling!

Michael
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Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 08:33 AM UTC
And's it's off, leaving me in the prop wash.
V2Phantom
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Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 08:31 PM UTC
I signed up for this fun campaign, so I might as well start my build! I always try and do something a little bit different for a campaign. I will be working on a 1/48 Cessna 172 flown by Ethiopian Airlines. They have (had) a fleet of these aircraft that not only operated from rough fields but also the major airports in Ethiopia. The kit is the Minicraft Cessna 172 with the decals from Draw Decals.







With a few other models further along in the build process, my build will be stretched out a bit. Time to have fun modeling!
Mike
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Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 11:36 PM UTC

that's a wonderful topic Mike. I was just looking through the Draw decals catalog last night, so many great ideas for models.

i have this pair of Minicraft 1/144 Electras.

These join the two kits i am building in the Vacuform campaign, to form a meta-project of L-188s



Inexplicably, there is a C-54 kit in one of the boxes. I suppose I should build it as well.
maybe something with some dayglow orange on it



SgtRam
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Posted: Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 08:12 PM UTC
Alright, been excited to get this one going. Here is my entry, the Airfix C-47 Skytrain.




Even got a start with the interior.

V2Phantom
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Posted: Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 08:48 PM UTC
Hi Jonathan

Building an Electra or two for this Campaign is cool! I like the looks of the Electra (so many schemes) but have never built one. I have a few Minicraft kits in my stash so I'll be enjoying your build!
Have fun modeling
Mike
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Posted: Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 08:50 PM UTC

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Alright, been excited to get this one going. Here is my entry, the Airfix C-47 Skytrain.



Wow, you are fast!
Bigrip74
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Posted: Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 09:56 PM UTC
Ok! my bonafides: DOUGLAS DC-6B Civil Air Transport

JClapp
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Posted: Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 11:06 PM UTC
nice! we have a line moving forward.
JClapp
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Posted: Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 01:35 AM UTC
I've made a start on the Minicraft Electras



wings in three parts, fuselage halves match nicely, alignment pins that work, no flash whatsoever. so far so good.

KelticKnot
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Posted: Friday, December 08, 2017 - 04:25 AM UTC


I'm planning a kind of follow-on to last year's crazy Lancaster build and I suspect I'll need to use every bit of the six months of the campaign

Plenty scratchbuilding and going way past my comfort zone again !

Oh - and it wont be a gunship but a paratroop carrier. Perhaps D-Day, perhaps Market Garden.... yet to make a clear plan of action yet.
Antilles
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Posted: Monday, December 11, 2017 - 01:26 AM UTC
Hello everybody!

These are really some nice kits over here. I found the old Italeri Junkers Ju52/3m for this campaign. I will build it as a plane of the Lufthanse, but some changes have to be done to the original kit!


Oliver
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Posted: Monday, December 11, 2017 - 02:01 AM UTC
@Oliver - nice, looking forward to see this one, always liked the look of this plane.
JClapp
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Posted: Monday, December 11, 2017 - 02:23 AM UTC
A great classic airliner.
I was just thinking of this -
TankerTweaker
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Posted: Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 02:31 AM UTC
I will also be doing the Minicraft C-172 for this build. It's been sitting on the shelf while I've been working on another build. Looking forward to completing this one.
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drabslab
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Posted: Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 09:39 PM UTC
This campaign will be full of C-47/DC-3 variants.

I'll start with one too in a few weeks time.

KelticKnot
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Posted: Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 07:30 PM UTC

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This campaign will be full of C-47/DC-3 variants.

I'll start with one too in a few weeks time.




Considering it's been a long serving workhorse in many roles it deserves a few entries
JClapp
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Posted: Monday, December 18, 2017 - 02:16 AM UTC
True, the DC3 /C-47 is among the worlds most beloved aircraft.

Good to see this campaign heating up!
Bigrip74
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Posted: Friday, December 22, 2017 - 09:33 AM UTC
I finally started the kit by a wash and applying some PVA glue in the nose to hold some BB's for ballast.
V2Phantom
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Posted: Friday, December 22, 2017 - 08:53 PM UTC
Alan
Great choice! You are much farther along with your Cessna 172 than I am so I'll be following your build with interest! It looks like you have a nice start on the 172. What scheme are you planning to put on the 172? As soon as I get some more done on the interior of my 172, I'll start to post updates.
Have fun modeling!
Mike



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I will also be doing the Minicraft C-172 for this build. It's been sitting on the shelf while I've been working on another build. Looking forward to completing this one.
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Bigrip74
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Posted: Saturday, December 23, 2017 - 03:43 AM UTC
Assembled the fuselage and I had to glue some scrap plasicard to the bottom of the fuselage whee the wing mates. I would not glue to gather, but kept breaking while I scraped the seam.
Antilles
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Posted: Saturday, December 23, 2017 - 05:26 AM UTC

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A great classic airliner.
I was just thinking of this -



Wow, this would be a fantastic diorama! Is this a transport of the Ju 52 D-AQUI?

Bob: Well done start of Your kit. Is it 1/144 scale?

Oliver
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Posted: Saturday, December 23, 2017 - 05:49 AM UTC
Started with the Ju 52. The passenger cabin it has nicely detailed seats, but the details of the cockpit area are not well done.
This is the instrument panel :

No decal was included!
So, I added some styrene and improved the pilot´s seats, too!


With some color upon it, it came out rather nicely. But, when the fuselage is closed, probably the details will be gone.


Next will be closing the fuselage and beginning the build of the motors.

Have some nice Christmas and Frohe Weihnachten!
Oliver
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Posted: Saturday, December 23, 2017 - 06:25 AM UTC
Oliver, those are nice looing seats. Yes the DC-6 is 1/144

Bob
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Posted: Monday, December 25, 2017 - 11:24 AM UTC
just a little progress: