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OFFICIAL: Hot 1950s in the Cold War Campaign
petbat
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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2019 - 12:43 PM UTC
Me too Paul. Committed to others, so had no time
b17-peter
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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2019 - 09:14 PM UTC

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Sorry, not specific enough. The kit, old Airfix or a newer tool?


Hi Mark, it's the Italeri kit, new tool in 2005.
b17-peter
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Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 04:28 AM UTC
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Hi Mark, it's the Italeri kit, new tool in 2005. [/quote]

And now it's finished, just in time


Thanks for another interesting campaign!
Good luck!
md72
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Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 04:37 AM UTC
Looks good, I've got the ancient Airfix flavor in the stash. Sadly I'm so bogged down with my RAF and Jolly Rogers builds, that I'm not even gonna get the fuselage closed up on my F-80.
Naseby
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Slovakia
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Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 07:52 AM UTC
Both the Bell OH-13 and the A-26 look great guys. I cant wait for the new 1/48 A-26 to come out.
Antilles
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Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 03:44 AM UTC
eMan:
Great finished chopper. For me, it would be a real horror to fix the big canopy without adding scratches to it. Nicely done .

Peter:
Your A-26 look fantastic. I have to look for a similar kit in 1/72 scale. Congrats .

petbat and Jacob:
Thank You for leaving a comment. It is the second time I build the Fujimi kit. Last time was 25 years ago.

Jacob:
Sanding looks good. Have You already a primer on it?

Oliver
b17-peter
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Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 07:11 PM UTC

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Peter:
Your A-26 look fantastic. I have to look for a similar kit in 1/72 scale. Congrats .Oliver



Thanks Oliver my build is indeed in 1:72 and it is a fine kit, recommendable.
Peter
petbat
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Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 09:27 PM UTC
Great work Peter. It looks fantastic. Great job
PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Friday, April 26, 2019 - 06:05 AM UTC
And done:



I honestly think this looks like it's been sand blasted, left to rust and then has collected good coating of sand. Olive drab and first dust layer apparently wasn't perfect combination. I may sound bit negative, but it's done and I still kind a like it. Two more photos are in the gallery.

My understanding is that early Israeli Shermans were painted with quite dark French OD in contrast to more modern lighter desert colours.
Torpon
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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 05:47 AM UTC
Peter, Oliver, Lap Man, Pasi, amazing models! I have really enjoyed the variety in this campaign.

I took my eyes out of the ball this Easter break and I am afraid I will miss the deadline of the Campaign. Is is just me? Could we extend the deadline a week or so? (No worries if not.)

So far I have finished the painting. I was terrified of the NMF of my Mig-15 but I am kind of happy with it. Really easy to build model from Eduard. Tomorrow decals!

I will leave here a photo of the current state.

EHAM0624
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Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 08:44 AM UTC
Ola Carlos,

No it's not only you, i was trying to "upgrade" my Sword Skynight but i got bogged down my work and put it aside and when i realised the closing date,.. anyway it's only 1 layer of black,..so a couple of day's would help however i can switch this one to hot out of the molds :-)





Thanks
Naseby
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 05:39 PM UTC
Nice final sprint to the finish Pasi.

Guys I feel Your pain. I have the decals on and was planning to finish it today however I fell ill yesterday. I will ask Michael if we can prolong for say 15 days ?
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 01:54 AM UTC
Two week extension, or a month?

Michael
Naseby
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Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 02:00 AM UTC
If Im counting right, I see Mark, Carlos and Jan and me. Based on what they are writing I would say a month ?
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 02:52 AM UTC
OK, a one month extension to 1 June is granted. But that's it, so throttle up!

Michael
Torpon
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Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 04:29 AM UTC
Yeah! Thanks.

(Hopefully I won't do like I do at work. Relax until the deadline approaches again...)
Antilles
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Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 09:19 AM UTC
Pasi: Congrats on finishing Your Sherman!

Carlos: The NMF of Your Mig looks very nice. What Color did You use and how did You have applied it?

Jan: The Skyknight looks cool already. I like to see it painted very much.

My F-86 is finished now and I am quite happy with the result, although the weathering dulled the metal finish of the Alclad Color.






Oliver
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Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 08:49 PM UTC
Oliver, I really like your F-86. From here the weathering looks perfect.

Thanks for your comments about my Mig-15. I am using Vallejo Metal Color Aluminium. (I have been told chrome and silver look better but I haven't tried them.) It can look good and it is acrylic but I find it unforgiving. Every little overspray gives a dull finish and imperfections are impossible to correct, in either case you have to re-do the area.

Mine is full of imperfections but I was clever enough as not to pick all of them in the photo. More soon!
b17-peter
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Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 10:09 PM UTC
Carlos, your MiG looks fine already!
Oliver, great job on your Sabre, congrats! What kit is it and wich aircraft?
Good luck, Peter
Naseby
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Posted: Wednesday, May 01, 2019 - 07:29 PM UTC
Beautiful work Oliver and still within the original deadline I have to say the 1950s golden era of NMF jets with colorful markings was the top. Im sad we will not see anything like that again.
TimReynaga
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Posted: Friday, May 03, 2019 - 02:32 AM UTC
This campaign is one that got by me, but with the extension, well... I'm in! Just ordered Trumpeter's F-86 for a quick build. Less than a month to go, so I hope it arrives quickly...

Antilles
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Posted: Saturday, May 04, 2019 - 04:50 AM UTC
Carlos, Peter and Jacob: Thank You for our comments.

Tim: I guess it will be in 1/144 scale. Wow, I like Your tiny builds. Keep on posting!

Oliver
petbat
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Posted: Friday, May 10, 2019 - 12:03 PM UTC
Oliver that is one sweet Sabre. Well done.
petbat
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Posted: Friday, May 10, 2019 - 12:09 PM UTC
Okay, like Tim, the extra month has given me time to squeeze one in. I am building the venerable 1973 moulding of Tamiya's Gaz 67B field car.


Intention is to build this one, used in Korea and then captured and used by the US Army (sorry for the bad pic, best I could find)


Had an opportunity to get stuck into it this week. A quick build all up. I will be doing a few improvements to the kit, but not going overboard - i.e. not replacing the wheels even though tread is way off. Where I am at now:




Figure is from Dragon's M3 75mm GMC kit modified to fit. Not sure if I will add any others.

Cheers
md72
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Posted: Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 03:58 AM UTC
This feels like progress:


This is a 45 year old kit and I almost got the fuselage seam right on the first try. Just a little touch up in front of the canopy, The join under the rudder and a bit in in front of the nose wheel.

I'll wait to finish off the divot behind the wing until after the wings are in place.

And the wings might not be too big a deal after all.