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goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
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Posted: Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 04:00 AM UTC
Peter,
that B-25 looks promising, good choice. Hope to see it on your bench soon.

Spoud,
slow but steady progress, nice work on the office!

Oliver,
thank you! I like the Steyr - would like to see any progress.

Here's a short summary from my build :





Th mas
b17-peter
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Hessen, Germany
Joined: January 09, 2013
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Posted: Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 01:10 AM UTC
Hi mates,

I'm very impressed by the many excellent builds underway here.
It seems to be a very interesting campaign, given all the different subjects ranging from tanks, guns and ships to aircraft.
I've finally started my own kit and hope to get a reasonable result
with my B-25 from Hasegawa(1:72)


Keep going and good luck to everybody
Willard79
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Wellington, New Zealand
Joined: June 01, 2014
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Posted: Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 03:21 PM UTC
Great to see people progressing their builds. Mine is going at a slow pace, but I've hit a milestone where I'm ready to close up the cockpit.
Regards.
IMG_2125 by Spud Moulder, on Flickr
IMG_2126 by Spud Moulder, on Flickr
Hudson29
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California, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 12:06 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Mark and Paul: Sorry for the confusion! Indeed, the acrylic product I was referring to is Pledge Floor Care, the equivalent of Future.

Cheers!
Gabriel



Ah! I use Future too. I read somewhere that it had a new name but I have two bottles of the old and that ought to last a lifetime. Great stuff!

Your decals are certainly much improved after it was applied.
goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
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Posted: Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 11:52 PM UTC

Pedro,
cockpit's looking really pretty fine. Nice work on your 109!

Gabriel,
funny thing with those decals and a good save.
After all, close to the end it really turns out nice. The paint, wash and color modulation looks spot on to me.
I think, with so many glossy coats under the final semi-gloss it might stay quite shiny.

Looking forward to all of your great work guys,
Th mas
Szmann
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Netherlands Antilles
Joined: September 02, 2014
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Posted: Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 01:53 PM UTC
Hi, guys!

UPDATE
Dot oil filter applied. I was worried a little about the lack of contrast between RLM70 and RLM71 and I am quite content I regained it:


The following picture is slightly out of focus - sorry!:


Close-up with the horizontal stabilizer:


Close-up with the vertical stabilizer:


The bad news is that I need another coat of satin coat, because I have patches of different finish (satin and semi-gloss) all over the aircraft. Not big deal - just another day delay

Cheers!
Gabriel
Szmann
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Netherlands Antilles
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Posted: Friday, September 14, 2018 - 08:08 AM UTC
Mark and Paul: Sorry for the confusion! Indeed, the acrylic product I was referring to is Pledge Floor Care, the equivalent of Future.

Cheers!
Gabriel
md72
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Friday, September 14, 2018 - 07:31 AM UTC
I suspect that you're right. Pledge is a spray furniture polish. For a while the Future we've been using for years was marketed as Pledge Multi Surface Floor Care. Hopefully he's just shortened the product name.
Hudson29
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California, United States
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Posted: Friday, September 14, 2018 - 05:49 AM UTC
I wonder if your Pledge is the same product? Here in SoCal Pledge is a spray furniture wax. It is oily. I can't imagine any paint sticking to it.
Szmann
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Netherlands Antilles
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Posted: Friday, September 14, 2018 - 01:13 AM UTC
Don Pedro, it's looking good there on your bench...

Michael, thank you so much! Oldies but goldies. I figured out the "classic" kits aren't that bad after all... just need some more attention which give me the opportunity to practice.

Paul, I don't think is a matter of concern. The layer under the decals is also an acrylic - Micro Gloss and Pledge will fuse to it. I could have used any less aggresive gloss coat to seal the matte surface of the decals - it just happened that I had Pledge readily at hand. The satin coat I use in top of it is a solvent based polyurethane that, once cured, is incredibly resilient. I have big trouble in removing it from the glass jar I mix it in if it dries there...


UPDATE

I have applied some washes over the decals to blend them in:





I also painted the exhaust stubs with matte Homefront acrylics:


The satin coat applied - solvent based polyurethane: I find the result a little too glossy but a oil dot filter follows. If still too glossy, I will apply a coat of satin over again:












Thanks, guys!
More updates in the making!

Have fun!
Gabriel
Hudson29
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California, United States
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Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 11:38 AM UTC
Gabriel - I think you will want to flat the paint after the decals dry? What will the Pledge do to your flat coat? I would be afraid it would bubble up or refuse to stick.
rochaped
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 10:09 AM UTC
Here goes some pics regarding the current state of progress of my Eduard 109 F-4













This intake filter comes from Quickboost and it is meant for Hasegawa kits but it works fine on Eduard part. Besides its the only open filter I found

Cheers
Pedro
rochaped
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 09:44 AM UTC
Joe, no WW2 campaign is up to that name unless there are a couple of the all time FAVORITES in it. besides there is no such thing as too many Messerschmitts

Can you post the photo of the book? Perhaps we can give our thoughts about the color of Franz F-4.

Cheers
Pedro

MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 01:56 AM UTC
Nice save Gabriel! You really are doing a nice job on that old kit.

Michael
Szmann
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Netherlands Antilles
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Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 01:29 AM UTC
Thanks, Oliver! The Steyr is one of my all-times favorites! Oddly enough, I never get around in building one, just because I couldn't decide what kit. Watching with interest!

UPDATE
Perhaps this update should be a stand-alone feature under the title of:

Beware of "fake silvering"! - I couldn't find a better term for it!

Here's the story:
I have applied as per my habit some "test decals" on the "peripherals": fuel tanks, bombs etc. - all good. I then started decaling the air frame, again, starting with the under-surfaces, just to make sure all goes smooth. And it was going smooth until I reach to the fascias on the upper wings. To my complete dismay, bewilderment and disappointment, as the Micro Sol was drying slowly, that was the image it appeared:


It was perhaps the most spectacular case of silvering from my entire modelling career. I start fumbling for contingency "plan B" - robbing another kit of decals - and the victim would have been the Fiat CR-42 from Italeri or contingency "plan C" - switch to German markings, which meant the applying of a third camouflage coat - sand. But the voices in my head kept repeating: "silvering not possible... silvering not possible..." because the surfaces were properly prepared, the decals were darn good and the Micro Gloss / Micro Set / Micro Sol triangle always worked for me. With the panic slowly wearing off, I re-evaluate the problem, and I figured out that "the silvering" is not coming from the contact zone between the decals and the model, but from the matte surface of the decal! Following the updated diagnostic, I prescribed the recipe: Pledge. I administered some Pledge externally to the infected patient, and it started curing:


After a second application of "snake oil", there we go!

Wonders still happen! Guys, I realized only then how many times I missed the opportunity to achieve better decaling, especially with older Tamiya kits! I still have my old BMW R-75 which I am ashamed to show it to anybody just because of that

From there on, everything else went "by the book":










After all decaling, I went on with a solid coat of Micro Gloss again to seal the decals. The ones that appear too white now will receive a wash to blend them into the color scheme.
I still have to paint the exhaust stubs and to fiddle a bit with the landing gear "pants" and then I'm moving further to the satin coat and weathering.

P.S. I'm not sure I am fully recovered after the "scare" Let's see how the "post traumatic shock" will affect me!

Cheers!
Gabriel
Antilles
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Posted: Monday, September 10, 2018 - 08:24 AM UTC
Many great build are going on here!

Bluestab and Pasi: Great finish on Your tanks! I like them a lot.

Gabriel: Your Stuka comes along very nice. It will be a gem with all those details!

BogiBG: Fast and proper build. Wow! My compliments.

Thomas: The details of Your Razorback are wonderful. I will follow Your build with great interest!

Naseby: Paint job looks spot on.

Well, I changed my topic from the Gladiator to the Steyr 1500 A. But, I reckognized that I have not posted a proper start picture of my build.

Luckily, I made a picture of the whole kit on 27th of June with JohnŽs weight work on the B-25 in the background.



...and some more progress by now.


.

Happy modeling!

Oliver
Szmann
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Netherlands Antilles
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Posted: Monday, September 10, 2018 - 08:22 AM UTC

Thomas, thank you so much! with you around I am sure the quality is secured and a short glance at your post just confirmed me that!
You know, I have remorse that sometimes I passed on details that I could have done better, but I just rushed on! It was sometimes good for finishing the builds on time, but never good for the morale - gave me a sentiment of underachieving. On the other side, I am careful not to get tied down too long into a build, for fear of losing motivation (Actually, this is happening as we speak, with my Mack DM600 truck build ).

UPDATE:

When the undersides were dry, I have applied the masks to protect the surfaces and to delimit the camouflage sections:


I have airbrushed after Vallejo Air RLM71 Dunkelgrun and I have done some post-shading and highlighting:


A closer picture to help you see better the detail:


With the first shade of green dry, I masked off the camouflage pattern. It is not excatly as in the instructions manual, but I haven't strayed too far either :


Hard edges and good contrast - that I was after:


Detail with the white identification band:


Close-up with the yellow identification band (some re-touching needed there - already done see infra)


Close-up with the tail:


The underbelly after removing the masking; again, some corrections required and done:


A light wash of van Gogh 'Payne's Gray' oil applied. I like the bluish tinge of this paint and I find it complements very well RLM65 Helblau:


Detail picture with the rivets - that's for the rivet-counter, not for you


I am on applying oil wash on the upper surfaces right now, and soon a new update will be available!

Cheers!
Gabriel
k_mero4
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Sunday, September 09, 2018 - 05:51 AM UTC
Hello guys!
This is my progress with the model I started in the campaign. It is assembled quite well and the individual parts fit together. These are the photos at this moment and I hope the score can show you the model in its finished look.








Greetings and success to everyone.
Kalin
Naseby
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Slovakia
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Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2018 - 10:09 PM UTC
Great work guys.

@Thomas : I didnt know that The Jug from Academy has such nice details. Very nice job !

I have put on the basic camo on the Hurricane. The colours chosen are preaty random since I will be weathering it heavily, which will alter the shades anyway. No need to obses about the exact color.

DSC_0471

DSC_0474
goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
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Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2018 - 07:58 AM UTC
Great work here guys!

Stephen,
nice to see you coming up with the Kelly. Follow that closely as I buil a few ships in my youth.

Bogi,
very well done! Congrats for finishing this fine work.

Pedro & Franck,
always enjoyable watching a 109 (have those overtrees too) or a FW190 (pit looks great) build.

Gabriel,
really fantastic job on that kit. You paid so much attention on your build and now with the first colors it comes nicely to shape. It's all very informative too.



Here's where I'm at the moment:

Cockpit done (so well),fixed and fuselage halves closed. They have a small misalignment (couldn't point out where)and some tension while glueing resulting in a few minor gaps.
I left the engine oob.




Th mas
Szmann
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Netherlands Antilles
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Posted: Thursday, September 06, 2018 - 01:11 PM UTC
UPDATE
As announced in previous posting, I sprayed the areas where the identification stripes were on the aircraft, then masked off:


I used in this scope Tamiya masking tape 10mm:


Over the previously pre-shaded under surfaces I have applied Vallejo Air RLM65 Helblau, careful to let some pre-shading show thru. I then added some post-shading and highlighting with the same base paint, to which I added generic acrylic white, respectively black approx 10%. This time I also thinned the blend with IPA (approx 50%). Here's the result:




A wash will follow, but I need first to paint the splinter camo on the upper surfaces.
The next step will be adding the wheels and moving to painting dorsal parts of the aircraft.

More updates in the making - I'll be back soon!

Cheers!
Gabriel
Szmann
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Netherlands Antilles
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Posted: Wednesday, September 05, 2018 - 12:44 PM UTC
Paul, thank you! In turn, I am amazed by the organized way your workbench looks. I am spread out all over the house ! I am a big fan Krylon but I never used the cans for modeling - I use their Short Cuts series - very nice, fine pigmented high gloss paints. The black makes the best under-coat for Alclad I ever found...

UPDATE
I had a case here of re-appearing seam line, caused probably by the solvent in the primer etching the solvent based Tamiya white putty. I opted this time for Tamiya Surface Primer to fill the minute gaps and some ejector pins:






I decided to follow an "obsolete" method in painting this aircraft - undercoating with silver. I have tried it prior to this on another build and I swear it makes a difference! Camera won't show that much, but naked eye can "guess" the "metal" underneath the paint. I have used Rust-oleum enamel in this purpose:


The enamel takes some 48 hrs to become sandable, but was dry enough to touch after 24 hrs and I could apply some pre-shading. Most of it probably will get lost under dark colors of the splinter camouflage, but I'm trying nonetheless:




I painted already the areas where the identifications marks will be masked over - pictures to follow with the next update.

Thank you for following!

Cheers!
Gabriel
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, September 05, 2018 - 04:38 AM UTC

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That's a fine looking 88 Bogi!

Time for my first photo entry on this campaign...
Building a Overtree edition of Eduard's bf.109 F-4, using some Kagero decals mixed with Xtradecals main insignias to build it as a Jg.27 Tropicalised version in 1942. Upon the kit's completion I'll post along a couple of photos of the actual machine I'll be trying to depict during the next few weeks.








Fist plastic cut off the sprues and the first spray of the main interior colors, rom 66 and 02. a second spray used a somewhat whiter shade of the base color so as to get a bit of depth. weathering with oils and dry brush will follow shortly.

Tried to use some chipping fluid on the back of the propeller blades but the scrubbing was a bit excessive, so some repaint will be necessary.



Cheers,
Pedro



pedro, that is exactly what i am doing for this campaign. i just got an eduards 109 f4 overtree and am collecting decals to do franz stigler's 109 from afrika. there is some questions about what color was his 12 white or yellow. the book says white 12 but if you look at the photos in the book the 12 looks closer to the shade of the yellow cowl. anyone know for sure?

joe
Hudson29
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Posted: Monday, September 03, 2018 - 09:31 AM UTC
A bit more progress to report on the M3 project. A pal recommended a Krylon paint and it is really flat. If I had rub on transfers it might have been perfect. As it is, I'll have to gloss it up for decals.







I'll get the gloss on it later today and decals from a BISON set later this week.
Hudson29
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Posted: Monday, September 03, 2018 - 09:18 AM UTC
I'm amazed at the work you are doing with that Stuka. Thanks for taking us along with the process.