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Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 08:05 AM UTC
All of my stuff had been packed away in bankers boxes while in the hospital. It has been hard to locate the correct box that holds what is needed for certain builds.

Found the Fokker which is further along, but the tail wheel strut had broken off in the box. Finally found the strut, drilled a hole to accept some round sprue so that it could be glued back in place.

I was not able to find the round clear piece that was to be attached in the bottom on the nose, so I used some Micro Krystal Klear.




MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 11:42 AM UTC
Good on you Bob, back in the saddle!

I fear that I'm not going to finish this one, too much else going on. But it's nice to see those of you who are! Less than two weeks left, everyone, so get cracking!

Michael
md72
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 01:07 PM UTC
so close, and yet so far.

Doubt I can finish in 2 weeks.
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 12:25 PM UTC
Mark, my problem is the rain which is causing my to put off any painting until the moisture level is way down.

Bob
md72
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 12:58 PM UTC
Rain? They call this place the WET coast. No I had to shim up the elevators, they were giant gaps between the fixed and moving parts and a cavern between the elevator and the fuselage. To make matters even more untenable, even if there's extension, I'm spending the first two weeks of March in China.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 04:28 PM UTC
Still waiting on the rain to stop. I started to paint the cowling tips copper a little at a time.

MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 11:54 PM UTC
Would an extension help?

Michael
john41492
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Malacca, Malaysia
Joined: July 20, 2015
KitMaker: 212 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 03:19 AM UTC
Ha Michael!

I just finished telling the wife that I'd be dropping out of the campaign, but finishing the model, only because the time needed would make for a faster end game. I do like how the painting is going, however, it is painfully slow (cockpit glass fit issues really slowed things down).

If you're willing, I'll take it. No promises, but an extension would be welcome.

John
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 03:32 AM UTC
An extension would give some nice breathing room.
md72
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 08:29 AM UTC
Well, an extension would be wonderful, but I'm out of the country for 2 weeks starting March 2nd. So it would have to be a looooong extension to guarantee that I finish.
c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 08:33 AM UTC
An extension would be helpful Michael. I've stalled on the He177 with mask issues they're the vinyl type and curling so I'm losing definition on the glazed surfaces. It's really been rather frustrating as I got the masks to make painting easier!
MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 11:33 AM UTC
To heck with it. A one month extension is granted. This campaign will now close on 1 April. Get on it, all (said the guy who won't finish even with the extension)!

Michael
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 12:40 PM UTC
Michael, thanks for the extension.

Bob
c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 07:58 AM UTC
Thanks Michael that's great news! I'll take the opportunity to see if I can source some Eduard (or something similar) tape masks to replace the ineffective Montex Ones.
md72
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 09:11 AM UTC
Damn, you gave me enough time to finish this bear. now I HAVE to finish it.
eMan
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Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
Joined: August 08, 2002
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Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 08:49 PM UTC
Lancaster BI progress update, ready to paint.



RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
Joined: September 22, 2016
KitMaker: 152 posts
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Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 09:55 PM UTC
Thanks for the extension !

My compressor is dying and i am actually far from my bench due to works in our new apartment.
md72
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Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 08:15 PM UTC
Limits of progress before I take a 2 week leave from the desk.

Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 - 06:00 PM UTC
Mark, she is looking good.

I am on the home stretch with decals done a wash and pin detail. Next a flat coat then the gallery photo.




eMan
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Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
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Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2019 - 08:50 PM UTC
Progress update, first primer on.



Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Saturday, March 09, 2019 - 06:45 AM UTC
eMan, nice subject.

I am finally finished:



md72
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Posted: Saturday, March 09, 2019 - 10:53 AM UTC
Nice job Bob. Love the panel ines and the orange markings.
MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Saturday, March 09, 2019 - 11:34 AM UTC
Very nice work Bob!

Michael
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Saturday, March 09, 2019 - 11:57 AM UTC
Thank you Mark and Michael.The photos so not show the junk left by the masking when taken off. I dared not to use a cotton swab with some 91% alcohol so I just used a tooth pick (cocktail stick) to smooth out the canopy and clear parts.

Bob
eMan
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Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 08:58 PM UTC
Very nice build Bob!

More update pics, almost done.