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OFFICIAL: Hangar Queen 9 Campaign
b17-peter
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Hessen, Germany
Joined: January 09, 2013
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Posted: Saturday, November 02, 2019 - 04:45 AM UTC
Hi mates,
I'm late this year, but nevertheless here is my entry:




Made a Re-Start this afternoon and at once encountered fitting issue with the undercarriage-bay fairings. Had quite a lot of plastic to cut and sand away, but in the end it fitted well at last...
Cheers Pete
john41492
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Malacca, Malaysia
Joined: July 20, 2015
KitMaker: 335 posts
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Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 04:29 PM UTC
Lap Man,

Nice choice! I've almost bought that kit a couple of times. Always get outbid though.

Paul,

That's how I did the insignia on my C-47 for the Pax and Pallets campaign. They turned out ok, though in the end I only kept the one on the underside of the wing. Hope that helps.

John
eMan
#298
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Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
Joined: August 08, 2002
KitMaker: 1,156 posts
AeroScale: 339 posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 08, 2019 - 01:18 PM UTC
Here is my entry, Sword 1/72 Northrop M-9MA.


PeeJay74
#363
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: January 08, 2014
KitMaker: 425 posts
AeroScale: 401 posts
Posted: Friday, October 04, 2019 - 03:59 PM UTC
Tamiya 1/48 F4U-1D Corsair

Repainted with AK Real Colors Dark Sea Blue and added markings with the Montex masks. I am definitely going to use these on other builds, they look much better than decals.



One concern though, anyone familiar with using them to do the national markings? I'm a little worried of messing up the stars and bars. White first, then apply the center parts and add the insignia blue?

MLD
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Vermont, United States
Joined: July 21, 2002
KitMaker: 3,546 posts
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Posted: Monday, September 23, 2019 - 07:24 AM UTC

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Hey All!

Cheering you all on! Mark, I know you've got a few more in there! Mike, looking forward to seeing the Falcon done!

Paul, good strip, and re-prime. I'm cheering you on that this time it goes great!



Still working up the time and motivation for that paint/weathering job.
Teaching 4th grade leaves precious little time this time of the year, but I'll give it the old college try.
At least I'm not scrambling to finish an armor kit for Armorcon this weekend.
Lately, this one (sacrilege I know, a TANK)has had most of my bench time.
john41492
#442
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Malacca, Malaysia
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Posted: Monday, September 23, 2019 - 04:46 AM UTC
Hey All!

Cheering you all on! Mark, I know you've got a few more in there! Mike, looking forward to seeing the Falcon done!

Paul, good strip, and re-prime. I'm cheering you on that this time it goes great!
PeeJay74
#363
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: January 08, 2014
KitMaker: 425 posts
AeroScale: 401 posts
Posted: Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 11:14 AM UTC
Tamiya 1/48 F4U-1D Corsair

Lots of cotton balls and quite a bit of lacquer thinner later...



...primed and ready for repainting.
john41492
#442
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Malacca, Malaysia
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Posted: Monday, September 16, 2019 - 03:16 AM UTC
Hey Mark,

Yep, you are number 3! Congrats!!

Though, most won't show till mid November!! Still would love to see what you can do with the F8F!
md72
#439
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Washington, United States
Joined: November 05, 2005
KitMaker: 4,719 posts
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Posted: Friday, September 13, 2019 - 05:04 PM UTC
OK, got the pics into the gallery. Am I really only the 3rd person to finish one of these this year?
md72
#439
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Friday, September 13, 2019 - 04:58 PM UTC
Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?
Don't know about that but I calling this one OVER. It wasn't the Hanger Queen I started with but it finished now.



Now I'm off to master the gallery, wish me luck.
john41492
#442
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Malacca, Malaysia
Joined: July 20, 2015
KitMaker: 335 posts
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Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 11:55 AM UTC
Hi all,

The P-26 is done in my book. Hobby Craft did a great job on the molding for this one! The fit is almost perfect, my only issue was the little exhaust pipes. I messed up by not putting them on before painting the beautiful engine. Unfortunately, their decals are less than banner, or worthless.

I really like the kit, and decided to get some aftermarket stuff to enhance it. I used Airscale instrument decals, though upon completion, one is hard pressed to see the result. I used Mark's Models and Toys decal set 4804, for this build. I must say they are the second best set of decals that I've used. They are printed by Cartograf, so the quality is there! I also used the PE set offered by Mark's Model and Toys. These are pretty good, my only issue was the second cross section for the undercarriage, my fault I'm sure.

All in all, a most pleasurable build, if you're looking for a break from the mainstream, and love a kit that fits well, this one is for you. I highly recommend it!!

I present, the P-26A "Peashooter" 33-124 of the 94th Pursuit squadron, based in Selfridge Field, Michigan, USA, circa 1934.







Hope you enjoy, and keep having a fun time!

John
john41492
#442
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Malacca, Malaysia
Joined: July 20, 2015
KitMaker: 335 posts
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Posted: Monday, September 02, 2019 - 12:53 PM UTC
Hi all,

Franck, I like the paint job so far, keep it up! Byron, welcome aboard. Jesper, a nice finish, I like the stands that you used.

Time for an update! I've been working on two queens this year. The P-26 is moving along at an accelerated pace as it's destined for Melbourne and needs to be done by the 16th!



The P-40 on the other hand is going at a slower pace, still I did get it decaled, now to fight with the gun replacements.



Keep having fun out there!

John
heavyjagdpanzer
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Georgia, United States
Joined: February 17, 2013
KitMaker: 150 posts
AeroScale: 96 posts
Posted: Sunday, September 01, 2019 - 12:49 PM UTC
Well, this is my holdover from the Learning to fly campaign. Its an old frog kit. It had a lot of seems and sinkholes to fill in and sand. Its ready to prime now.

b17-peter
#392
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Hessen, Germany
Joined: January 09, 2013
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 10:53 PM UTC
Looking quite cool, Jesper! Your artistic liberty didn't hurt at all
SGTJKJ
#041
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: July 20, 2006
KitMaker: 9,979 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 09:46 PM UTC
Tough luck on the air to surface CAT missile, Alex. Hope for better luck on the next kit.

I finished up my Me 262. I added some late war Fw 190 decals to it. Took some artistic liberty there, but like the look of it.

Looking forward to see more of everybody else's builds.





Ruffus
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Guatemala
Joined: April 12, 2005
KitMaker: 343 posts
AeroScale: 111 posts
Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 04:56 AM UTC
I will enter with this MiG-15 from Monogram, in 1/48.




john41492
#442
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Malacca, Malaysia
Joined: July 20, 2015
KitMaker: 335 posts
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Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 01:46 PM UTC
Alex,

You don't have to ask permission to join this campaign! As Chris says, any and all unfinished birds are welcome. Being a dog person, I know that cats are insidious creatures! Sorry that you lost your build.

Know that I have found this site to be one that is positive and welcoming. If you have questions, by all means post them. Somebody here will be able to help you figure it out. I've found that your modeling skills improve, and you get a build off the shelf of doom! Plus! At the end of the year you get a cool little ribbon on your account. Just remember that the goal here is to finish past projects.

John
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
Joined: September 22, 2016
KitMaker: 217 posts
AeroScale: 186 posts
Posted: Monday, July 22, 2019 - 06:51 AM UTC
Some hours of works after a coat of Future/Klir:





RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
Joined: September 22, 2016
KitMaker: 217 posts
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Posted: Monday, July 08, 2019 - 08:18 AM UTC
Hello,

Here is my submission for this campaign



I started this model for the hot 50's campaign but unfortunately I couldn't finish it.
c4willy
#305
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Joined: February 01, 2006
KitMaker: 1,673 posts
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Posted: Friday, July 05, 2019 - 10:26 PM UTC
Alex any and all hangar queens are welcome I have several that all fit into this campaign, still have to figure out which one though. You can finish as many as you like that's the aim of the campaign!
PeeJay74
#363
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: January 08, 2014
KitMaker: 425 posts
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Posted: Friday, July 05, 2019 - 10:27 AM UTC
Tamiya 1/48 F4U-1D Corsair

So I managed to break my own rules when I began to decal her. I have a routine I follow superstitiously when applying decals that might make some MLB players seem tame.

1. Buff the paint out with an old tee shirt to smooth surface imperfections before applying a gloss coat.

2. Distilled or RO water only to soak them.

3. Heat the water to a nice warm temperature and keep it there with a candle/soup warmer.

4. Go slowly and be patient. Save stencils for last in case you need to fix something.

Yeah, I threw that out the window right off the bat when I skipped buffing the paint and settled on lukewarm water. Basically I hadn't built a model in about 2 years and was in a hurry to finish one.

Big mistake. The decals were a somewhat older Aeromaster set but were still in great condition. They managed to fight me quite a bit which I chalk up to 100% user error.

The end result 24hrs later was a lot of dreaded silvering over my nice dark GSB paint. Ugh. I tried poking little holes and applied the whole arsenal to see if they wouldn't snug down. Micro Sol, Tamiya's Mark Fit Strong, even Walther's Solvaset which practically melts everything it touches. No luck. Well, it cleared up about 50% of the trouble but the rest was seriously stubborn.



I handled the port side insignia so much it ended up tearing and I had to try and piece it back together.



The cowling, landing gear, and wings all settled down nicely and cleared up under a second coat of Future, but not so for the fuselage. In the end I have decided I'm going to start over completely and try a set of masks instead. I'll scrub the paint job off this weekend with laquer thinner and then repaint her. I could just strip the bad spots but I don't have any way to source the correct numbers to match so I may as well go the whole distance.

I found a set of VF-84 masks from Montex designed for the Academy A/C/D multi-version kit. They should work nicely, especially since I still have all of the stencil decals.



I am not exactly thrilled with the risks of ruining the interior or other detailing I want to keep, but I have always wanted to try paint masks for a scheme. This one is at least simple and straightforward.

More to come...
Alex2011
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Bayern, Germany
Joined: May 13, 2018
KitMaker: 56 posts
AeroScale: 14 posts
Posted: Thursday, July 04, 2019 - 04:33 PM UTC
Hello all,

After my cat (see image below) somehow transformed in some form of an air-to-surface missile and destroyed the MiG on the ground (for me it was beyond repair), I would like to switch from a Flogger to a Crusader, which sits on a shelf for some time.
Is that possible?



Happy modelling

- Alex
SGTJKJ
#041
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: July 20, 2006
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Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:52 PM UTC
Nice progress, Mike. Sure it will look stunning when finished.

I was adding decals to the Me 262, but the decals were too old and started breaking apart while at the same time not being transparent on the clear areas.

I salvaged some of them, but will have to scavenge the spares box for the rest.
Used a little artistic license and added a snake from a late war FW190.

More to follow



john41492
#442
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Malacca, Malaysia
Joined: July 20, 2015
KitMaker: 335 posts
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Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 03:19 PM UTC
Mike,

Love the work so far, and the Conan thing was great! I'm following with great interest!!!
MLD
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Vermont, United States
Joined: July 21, 2002
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Posted: Monday, June 24, 2019 - 02:22 PM UTC
Conan, what is best in life?


Nearly empty FM Falcon sprues...


Though that J sprue with all the piping is a slap in the face at the end of an otherwise pleasurable and pleasant build.

All the piping that runs out of the 'wells' on the upper and lower hull are poorly done in comparison to the rest of the kit parts. These plumbing bits are butt joints , rounded end to rounded end.
Meaning they will take putty and blending, and one more step of cleanup.