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OFFICIAL: Jolly Rogers Campaign
md72
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Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 05:14 AM UTC
OOPS, I did that wrong. I closed up the wings before I decided the molded on guns had to go. This could be a real challenge.
TimReynaga
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Posted: Monday, March 25, 2019 - 01:01 PM UTC

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Tim, that F8F-1 is one of my hanger queens. Almost ready for paint, but the 20mm are causing me some concern too. Current plan is to replace them with a set of resin cannons for a Spitfire. Just need to figure out the attachment method. What's your plan?



Hi Mark,

I will be taking a similar course; I couldn’t find any aftermarket parts specifically for this kit either, but I replaced those uninspiring 20mm gun tubes with barrels swiped from a 1/350 scale Russian cruiser (I’m still mainly a ship modeler, after all!)

Set in place with super glue, the new tubes will be a big improvement over the kit representations!


md72
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Posted: Monday, March 25, 2019 - 03:45 AM UTC
Tim, that F8F-1 is one of my hanger queens. Almost ready for paint, but the 20mm are causing me some concern too. Current plan is to replace them with a set of resin cannons for a Spitfire. Just need to figure out the attachment method. What's your plan?
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Posted: Monday, March 25, 2019 - 02:39 AM UTC
And I was complaining that my model is a classic... Tim, looking forward to see what you do with the model.

This weekend I've put the decals in my model. (I only messed up the yellows on the top of the tail so I had to paint them instead. It could had been worse.)




Carlos.
TimReynaga
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Posted: Monday, March 25, 2019 - 12:28 AM UTC
Even with newer releases from Sword and Art Model, the accurate outline and sharp molding of Monogram’s 1967 Bearcat still make it one of the better F8Fs available in 1/72.


It does, however, have its weaknesses. I can live with the very basic cockpit and lack of detail in the wheel wells, but the 20mm cannon flame tubes molded on the wings are just plain ugly.


Also, the tail wheel seems oversized compared to pictures of the real thing...

TimReynaga
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Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 07:03 AM UTC
Hi all!

I’m in with Monogram’s 1973 reissue of their Bearcat F8F model from 1967.

The markings aren’t right for the “Jolly Rogers,” but I’ll figure that out later.
Tobar
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Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019 - 04:16 PM UTC
Mike, Thanks for the extension of the campaign....
It gave me some breathing room to work without pressure and keep the 'Mrs' ....."Happy"...

Two pic's today to illustrate pre-shading. I've completed most of the painting and now working on the little detail work...Landing gear, canopy, ordinance.








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Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019 - 01:30 AM UTC
David, decals look great from here so congrats on taming them.

I've put a lot of time in my model this week. (My daughter has chickenpox so I had to spend some extra time home.) I have painted the exterior of the model and I am happy with it.

The pre-shading had mixed results. Red and blue were totally unnecessary, too dark and show through the paint. I had to cover most of the pre-shading effect as a consequence. Yellow and white inside the panels gave a bit of tonal variation and looked great through the grey. Next time no red and blue.

Anyway, the model:


The skull and crossbones go on this weekend!

Carlos.


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Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 11:16 PM UTC

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Looking good there David!

Carlos, should be very interesting to see how that looks when the grays go on!

Michael



well i'm in the home straight here now.

this kit hasn't been to bad and has given some nice and bad surprises that i wasn't planning on.

the main problem with this kit is the fit of the nose section and the decals. those decals are a nightmare and anyone who is thinking of building this F/A 18 version i strongly recommend getting after market decals these things just do not want to stick to the painted kit!

i gave it two coats of clear gloss, i used micro Sol and Set solutions and still these damn decals wont behave. i even tried another trick which is to use Tamiya thinner as a setting solution which actually had greater success than the Micro Sol and Set solution!.

anyway i am not going to keep fighting them as time is running out, so all that i need to do now is add the fuel tanks and weapons, i'm not going to cover it in grim or dirt but keep it looking more factory fresh.

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Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 12:41 AM UTC
Looking good there David!

Carlos, should be very interesting to see how that looks when the grays go on!

Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 11:18 PM UTC
David, Hornet looking neat.

Yesterday I got carried away with the pre-shading of my F-14...



Carlos
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 12:03 AM UTC
well the painting has begun and i am in the gloss stage so that i can add the numerous decals!

Torpon
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Posted: Monday, March 18, 2019 - 10:47 PM UTC
Some progress in my F-14B: Primer on!






Carlos
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Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019 - 05:03 PM UTC
Mark, looking forward to seeing your GSB Cougar. Then we can have the full set!
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Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019 - 01:41 AM UTC
Peter, Jeff and Brian: spectacular! I love your builds.

Michael, thanks for the extension. I wasn't sure I was going to make it.

Independently of being Hasewaga and the price tag, most of my model is just... let's call it a classic: Most of the parts are surrounded by flash and has one or more sink marks. Fit is OK but not great and panel lines are very subtle and they will go after sanding and priming. I wound't recommend the model, it's a lot of work.

Anyway, I have finished the cockpit with mixed results. (I have noticed looking at the photo below that the radar display needs repainting!)



Also, I have done also the air intakes but, as usual, I can't capture them with the camera. I have done some filling and sanding but much more to come...




Carlos.
md72
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Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 09:43 PM UTC
Well Michael, I just saw the extended finish, I also saw Bryan's effort. I might just as well bin mine when I get home.

Great work Brian.

Think I'm gonna stick with Hasegawa's GSB flavor.
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Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 09:06 PM UTC
A couple of in progress shots and the final model done.

It took some time to clean up in the intake and remove the splitter plates.


Base paint


The Hasegawa kit has the GSB version of the Jolly Rogers but I wanted to do the gull gray version so I had to scavenge decals from my spares box.
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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
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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.
MichaelSatin
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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
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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


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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
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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
md72
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Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 08:17 PM UTC
Well a little progress before I travel.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 01:49 PM UTC
Looking good Pete!

Positive waves Carlos, you can do it!

Michael