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OFFICIAL: Jolly Rogers Campaign
md72
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 03:08 PM UTC
Tiny progress, got the plane primed.

b17-peter
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Hessen, Germany
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Posted: Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 10:36 AM UTC
Nice work, Pasi, congrats!
PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 02:20 AM UTC
I think I have third F-4 to finish:


Two more pictures are in the gallery, and try to spot three very obvious errors...

Fun campaign and very enjoyable kit to build. Had pleasure following other builds.
MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 01:43 AM UTC
Very nice work here, everyone!

I have come to the conclusion that I can't get the Tamiya 1/48 F-14A done in time. I have the decals on both sides of the fuselage and tail and the tops of both wings and stabs. But I don't have the bottom and top of the fuselage done nor the landing gear built or gear door edges painted red. And I have to travel on business next weekend, which I'd forgotten about. It's a drag, but there it is. It's great to see everyone else's progress though!

Michael
bomber14
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2019 - 06:06 PM UTC

Quoted Text

hi everyone ,nice job guys
finally i found some time to work on my kit ,( this kit is horrible ,lots of fitting problem, lots of putty....)
i hope finish this soon.






Majid



hi majid. nice work on that corsair. i like your work on the engine. thought you might like to know though, if you want to be accurate the landing gear and bay should be white unless your doing an overall gloss sea blue. and then i'm not sure but they may be blue also. i'm doing a birdcage corsair, got the white down having trouble nailing down the correct blues. which paints are you planing on using?
joe
b17-peter
#392
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Hessen, Germany
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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2019 - 01:42 AM UTC
Hi mates,
at last my F-4J is finished, after removing the wrong parts on the intakes...
Pictures in the gallery will be changed now.
Tobar
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Arizona, United States
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Posted: Monday, April 15, 2019 - 02:55 PM UTC
Tinted Canopy's !!!!!
Good idea but I've always had a hard time myself with a good finish.

In this experiment, I used two canopy's and two different processes to achieve a 'LOOK'.
My colors of choice are these 3 Alclad Transparent: Yellow, Smoke, Clear Medium and Tamiya Lacquer Thinner.
I can't give an exact recipe here because it's a personal preference (eye) and some continual mixing of transparents... But for me, I continually mixed ratio's with each other color to get an acceptable 'Tint'. Then when that was done, I cut the final color with a 60% thinner to 40% color ratio to airbrush on.
Here, Left canopy has been sprayed on the 'inside' with nice wet strokes across long ways. (est. 20psi and about 4" off surface)
On the Right, same color with not as much thinning and applying the tint on the 'outside' of canopy.



In my eye, the left canopy process is my winner!!
This process was easier, coats were applied long ways and in the end, because the exterior surface of the canopy was first polished with 'novus scratch remover', it gives off a smooth sheen finish in the end.

I'll be using this canopy for my build and this process with future tinting...

Completion date?...................... Soon!
archaicguy70
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Missouri, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 09:51 PM UTC
Looking great Majid with the added detail and regardless of the kit issues! I'm looking forward to seeing more as you proceed.
whitewolf_mk67
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Iran / فارسى
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Posted: Tuesday, April 09, 2019 - 04:33 AM UTC
hi everyone ,nice job guys
finally i found some time to work on my kit ,( this kit is horrible ,lots of fitting problem, lots of putty....)
i hope finish this soon.






Majid
MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, April 09, 2019 - 01:16 AM UTC
Couple of good looking Phantoms there!

Here's where I am with the 1/48 Tamiya F-14A:





It's gonna be close, but I'm not giving up!

Michael
bomber14
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, April 09, 2019 - 12:53 AM UTC
smart move jeff. always need to maintain the parts box-lol. i do the same thing with the interior radio parts for the 262's and 109's since nobody will see them. they ended up in my val and devastator builds. don't know if their radio operators can speak german though-lol

joe
archaicguy70
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Missouri, United States
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Posted: Monday, April 08, 2019 - 09:17 PM UTC
Well Dangit Peter! Bummer. It looked great. Personally I don't concern myself with all the items that may be incorrect since I've never entered a contest with a model. I enjoy modeling for pleasure and give myself plenty of visual and artistic leeway
I'm sure it will recover nicely though!

ha.... No pilots and not even any seats. I think they were abducted by aliens....

I ran into several (probably self induced) issues as I started the build so I thought I'd save all the fancy cockpit items for a later build since I have another exact kit and just build it and try new stuff.
b17-peter
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Hessen, Germany
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Posted: Monday, April 08, 2019 - 06:55 PM UTC
Hi,
Unfortunately (or better luckily) I got a hint that it takes a lot more to call that baby an F-4N than mounting the AN/ALQ-126 fairings on the intakes...
So it's back to the bench, remove them and clean up the mess!
Then new photos will be put into the gallery, too.
b17-peter
#392
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Posted: Sunday, April 07, 2019 - 06:15 AM UTC
here is another photo with skull & bones...
b17-peter
#392
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Posted: Sunday, April 07, 2019 - 06:09 AM UTC
Hi mates,

here is my finished build for this really interesting campaign.


Many fine builds here and still some on their way to the campaign gallery, keep going!
bomber14
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Sunday, April 07, 2019 - 01:14 AM UTC
great job jeff, nice build. didn't know they had pilotless planes back then-lol -seriously nice job
pasi looking good so far-looking forward to seeing it finished.your going to make the deadline, don't know if i will.
here's where i am at with my f4-U birdcage.

giving it a shot on painting the pilot. looks ok from this photo but up close a little rough. can't seem to get a good system for doing faces.

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PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Friday, April 05, 2019 - 05:39 PM UTC
Looks really good, Jeff.

I'm couple of weeks behind, but will finish this month:


Different carrier (USS Independence) and plane (1492).
archaicguy70
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Missouri, United States
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Posted: Friday, April 05, 2019 - 01:05 PM UTC
This is the first campaign that I have participated in and enjoyed being part of it and watching other builds. With that said mine has finally been completed. I have Learned much and tested new techniques as I've gone along.

Untitled by Jeff, on Flickr

Untitled by Jeff, on Flickr
bomber14
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - 04:04 PM UTC
ok well better late than never. i'm going to give it a shot and see if i can make the deadline.
here is my entry- tamiya 1/48 f4u-1 birdcage

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Antilles
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2019 - 03:23 AM UTC
Carlos: I like Your work very much! This is another jolly part of this campaign. Congrats !

Oliver
Tobar
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Arizona, United States
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Posted: Monday, April 01, 2019 - 04:14 PM UTC
-------"FEAR THE BONES"-------

MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Monday, April 01, 2019 - 12:02 PM UTC
Nice Thomas! I plan on using that very sheet to do the 75th anniversary markings on a 1/48 F/A-18F in the 4th Gen. campaign. Can't get enough of them bones!

Michael
Tobar
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Arizona, United States
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Posted: Monday, April 01, 2019 - 11:57 AM UTC
Carlos, Do not worry about making mistakes, they help the learning process. BTW: Nice F-14...

Looking at 'David's' finished F/A-18F, I am changing my Decal theme... The sheet I purchased also had the 70th Anniversary of the 'Jolly Rogers' squadron, So I am going with that representation of the VFA-103 (2013)

I've just started applying decals and here is a teaser....





MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 06:10 AM UTC
Great work David and Carlos! From here your models look the bomb indeed!

Slow progress is being made on the 1/48 Tamiya F-14A. The bottom is white, so that's something!

Michael
Torpon
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Spain / España
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Posted: Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 05:45 AM UTC
Team,

I am going to put my F-14B in the shelf. It is full of small mistakes but it is without doubt my best model. Working with you makes me go a bit further, thanks.

Here we go:






All the best and see you around,
Carlos.