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OFFICIAL: Jolly Rogers Campaign
PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
Joined: October 01, 2016
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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 05:15 AM UTC
Slowly moving ahead with my F-4 build:

Klaus-Adler
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MODELGEEK
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Monday, January 21, 2019 - 03:28 AM UTC
well the main assembly has been completed and now it's painting time, so as you can see here i have given the kit a coat of matt white.

Antilles
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: March 22, 2015
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Posted: Monday, January 21, 2019 - 07:35 AM UTC
Michael and Jeff:
Thank You very much for Your comments.

Jeff:
Keep on building Your bird. Often a nice paint job will cure some flaws!

Pasi:
This looks like a nice and busy cockpit!

David:
Yes, I like to see some paint on the Hornet. But, what is the material below Your kit? It looks like some kind of sand. I hope, this does not damage Your lovely bird.

Oliver
PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Saturday, February 09, 2019 - 06:49 PM UTC
Thanks Oliver. And air frame next:


Tobar
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Arizona, United States
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Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 12:56 PM UTC
Hi All!!!
It's been a few months of doing family things and 'Honey-Do's'.... Now I can get back to building........

In all honesty, other then the Holidays and Honey-Do's..!!! I destroyed my first attempt, Rev. A, at this build by drowning it with a very fluid CA glue..(by mistake).. it ran everywhere and ruined obvious sections of the fuselage, details and all.... Now, in this second version of the build, I'm a little further from where my first attempt finished off at.
I still have most all the aftermarket resin and PE that will go into this 'Rev. B' kit.
Most all of the parts have been assembled, cleaned and ready to be glued together. On this build, I'm going to do the sub-assemblies separately and paint separately... then glue together at the end.... The canopy, ordnance, exhaust nozzles and landing gear need cleaning and assembly then on to paint.....
here is an overview:





....

Tobar
Antilles
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 04:40 AM UTC
Thomas:
Good luck with Your new Hornet!

Finished my small diorama. It took longer than I thought. After completing the crane, I found it was too large for the ground plate . Hence, I had to cut it. Now, there is a small pirate´s Island.







Hope, You like it mates.


Oliver
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 05:35 AM UTC
Very nice Oliver!

Michael
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 06:09 AM UTC
Oliver, outstanding diorama.

Bob
b17-peter
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Hessen, Germany
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Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019 - 08:50 PM UTC
Hi mates,
last night I finally started my build for this campaign, it's Academy's F-4J kit in 1/72. At least I won't need much glue, because it's a refined snap-kit. But I won't skip the painting, I think.



I'm looking forward to that experience
john41492
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Malacca, Malaysia
Joined: July 20, 2015
KitMaker: 234 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 02:58 AM UTC
Hi All!

Seems that change is also a motif of my new year. I'm shifting gears from the F4U birdcage to the F4U-1A. I've only got one birdcage, and want to do it in an early two tone color, worn from the Solomon's.

So, gonna do this one instead!




Have fun!
MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 03:13 AM UTC
Can't go wrong with that one John!

Michael
Antilles
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 08:04 AM UTC
Michael and Bob:
Thank You very much. Glad You like it!

Peter:
This seems to be an interesting kit. I never built a snap-kit and I am looking forward to Your built.


John:
Yes! Keep the Corsairs coming!

Oliver
btwosan
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California, United States
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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 06:43 PM UTC
Oliver, that Corsair looks great and the diorama really takes it to the next level! Well done sir.
b17-peter
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Hessen, Germany
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Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 08:57 AM UTC

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Oliver, that Corsair looks great and the diorama really takes it to the next level! Well done sir.



Finally, I could enjoy the photos of your dio, too! Oliver, great job!!
Torpon
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Spain / España
Joined: February 28, 2012
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Posted: Monday, February 25, 2019 - 02:17 AM UTC
Hi everyone,

Excellent builds so far. Oliver, I really like your diorama, congratulations.

My entry is going to be an F-14B Tomcat 'VF-103 Jolly Rogers'. It is a 1/72 Hasegawa model.



I will build it OOB apart from the resin seats. I am not sure I will have time to finish it on time but I will try...

Carlos.
b17-peter
#392
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Hessen, Germany
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Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 09:04 AM UTC

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I will build it OOB apart from the resin seats. I am not sure I will have time to finish it on time but I will try...

Carlos.



Come on, Carlos, you can do it! She's too beautiful to not being built for this campaign

I'm going along with my Phantom "Snap kit"


The good thing is, you can paint most parts separately and put them together afterwards.There's no need for filling and sanding, so it's a very clean job.
But it doesn't go much quicker than a normal kit, well that's ok.
Meanwhile I'm painting and decaling, then "snapping together" again.

Cheers
Pete
b17-peter
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Hessen, Germany
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Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 09:07 AM UTC
Forgot these two...


MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 01:49 PM UTC
Looking good Pete!

Positive waves Carlos, you can do it!

Michael
md72
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 08:17 PM UTC
Well a little progress before I travel.
bomber14
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: February 02, 2015
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Posted: Friday, March 01, 2019 - 01:57 AM UTC

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Thomas:
Good luck with Your new Hornet!

Finished my small diorama. It took longer than I thought. After completing the crane, I found it was too large for the ground plate . Hence, I had to cut it. Now, there is a small pirate´s Island.







Hope, You like it mates.


Oliver



great job oliver. i have a psp base i have been wanting to do the same with but am not sure how to paint it to look realistic. could you tell how you did yours?

thks-joe
Antilles
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2019 - 05:13 AM UTC
Brian, Peter, Carlos and Joe:
Thank You very much!

Peter:
Wow, snapping these parts together looks really interesting.

Joe:
I painted the PSP in different shades of brown´s or rust color first. Than I drybrushed the grey base color followed by some gloss coat. After this, I used a wash of yellow brown oil color. Hope this will help.

Oliver
b17-peter
#392
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Hessen, Germany
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Posted: Friday, March 08, 2019 - 12:09 AM UTC
Further progress, now dealing with the (excellent) decals, before I switch back to fitting the landing gear, Missiles, bombs(?) and small parts


MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Friday, March 08, 2019 - 01:25 AM UTC
Looking great everyone! I've got white on the bottom of the Tamiya 1/48 F-14A and hope to get some more paint on it (at least black) this weekend.

The sharp eyed looking at the campaign page may note a slight change to the end date of the campaign. I've made an executive decision on that. I'm gonna get this one done, by gar!

Michael
Sleepwalker71
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Singapore / 新加坡
Joined: August 30, 2012
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Posted: Friday, March 08, 2019 - 04:05 AM UTC

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Looking great everyone! I've got white on the bottom of the Tamiya 1/48 F-14A and hope to get some more paint on it (at least black) this weekend.

The sharp eyed looking at the campaign page may note a slight change to the end date of the campaign. I've made an executive decision on that. I'm gonna get this one done, by gar!

Michael


I almost gave up with my Tomcat, as I'm finishing Spitfire now. You gave me a new hope to finish it.
archaicguy70
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Missouri, United States
Joined: December 28, 2008
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Posted: Friday, March 08, 2019 - 06:44 AM UTC
Great stuff guys! Just wanted to post a couple "almost complete" shots as I've just got to complete the payload and the base. It will be in a flying position on a stand.

Untitled by Jeff, on Flickr
Untitled by Jeff, on Flickr