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OFFICIAL: Fighting Twins of WWII Campaign
SHAKY962
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Joined: May 21, 2012
KitMaker: 705 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 10:02 AM UTC
A small update

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Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
KitMaker: 4,702 posts
AeroScale: 2,524 posts
Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 02:57 PM UTC
Jose, the 110 is looking good.

Bob
MichaelSatin
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 3,470 posts
AeroScale: 2,514 posts
Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 11:31 PM UTC
Moving right along, Jose!

Michael
SHAKY962
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Joined: May 21, 2012
KitMaker: 705 posts
AeroScale: 260 posts
Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 04:41 AM UTC
Michael and Bob: Thanks for your words....
Tomorrow I will fight with the cabin glass

Dragon164
#226
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British Columbia, Canada
Joined: February 20, 2012
KitMaker: 1,886 posts
AeroScale: 499 posts
Posted: Friday, August 23, 2019 - 06:21 PM UTC
Hey guys!

Some nice work being done here!

I however have not made much of a start with mine so will have to bow out.
I did make a start.

Cheers Rob.


john41492
#442
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Malacca, Malaysia
Joined: July 20, 2015
KitMaker: 256 posts
AeroScale: 241 posts
Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 06:36 PM UTC
Hi All!

So I've been busily finishing up the Ki-45.

The Nichimo kit is really a nice kit. Molded in 1982, it was state of the art, by todays standard it lacks little. The cockpit is basic, the glass is on the thick side, and the gear doors are a bit fiddly. Aside from that, it's a great kit, and fun to build. Fits are on par with Tamiya and Hasegawa. The build was very enjoyable.

After getting the airframe done, I thought it'd be neat to do a chipping job on it. So it was black based using Mr. Finishing Surfacer 1500 Black, mixed 1:4 with Mr. Leveler 400 lacquer thinner. There were two spots needing a little more attention, but aside from that it looked great. I then covered it with Alclad II Aluminum.



Next up, I painted the entire airframe in Mr. Color 130, dark green (Kawasaki). Turned out great.



I then went to chip away, and for the life of me it would not chip at all. My guess, I let the top coat cure too long, and that's all I can figure.

I opted to move on, and do the bird looking a little newer. So I gave it a clear coat of my "Future" mix, and prepared to use the Aeroscale decal set that came with the kit. So far so good, no real issues, I was disappointed about the chipping, though not a deal breaker.

I then proceeded to decal. Second worst set of decals that I've used next to the Mauve P-40N. Out of register, didn't stick, and resulted in three repaints, and changes in tail insignia. After much work, and setting solutions, I got to point that I said "this will be good enough".

There is nothing worse than having a great build ruined by decals. What surprised me was that Aeroscale decals have always been superb in my experience. I was stunned that the hinamaru's were out of register. I used Techmod hinamaru's for the fuselage, and did great.

I stuck with it, and was able to get something passable. Though, this should have been a cake walk, it turned into a nightmare. I'm happy to have finished it.







In hindsight, I should have just painted the markings and saved myself a lot of trouble. Also, I should not have waited so long before trying to chip the paint.

It turned out ok, though upon looking at the pictures, I see that the pitot tube, and antenna were missing. I did add those, though will not be doing a photo reshoot!

I highly recommend the kit, though be aware that the glass is pretty thick, I should have used the Squadron replacement. Can't recommend the Aeroscale decals for this one (a first for me). Hope you enjoy!

John
SHAKY962
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Joined: May 21, 2012
KitMaker: 705 posts
AeroScale: 260 posts
Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019 - 01:25 PM UTC
Nice John!!!!

I tried to finish this weekend

IMG_8553 by Shaky962, en Flickr

IMG_8554 by Shaky962, en Flickr

IMG_8644 by Shaky962, en Flickr
PeeJay74
#363
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: January 08, 2014
KitMaker: 407 posts
AeroScale: 383 posts
Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019 - 10:31 PM UTC
@Rob - Where did you find that cockpit set for the P-38M?
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
Joined: September 22, 2016
KitMaker: 181 posts
AeroScale: 155 posts
Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 03:36 AM UTC
And it's done !

i'm really proud of the result !













MichaelSatin
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 3,470 posts
AeroScale: 2,514 posts
Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 06:39 AM UTC
Very nice, Franck!

Michael
Dragon164
#226
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British Columbia, Canada
Joined: February 20, 2012
KitMaker: 1,886 posts
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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 06:46 AM UTC
Paul,

It's a combination of an Eduard cockpit and Xtraparts conversion.

Cheers Rob.
MichaelSatin
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 3,470 posts
AeroScale: 2,514 posts
Posted: Monday, September 02, 2019 - 02:11 AM UTC
Well, time to wrap this one up. Congrats to all who finished and thanks to all who participated. By the way, if you're interested in doubles, you might want to check out my latest proposal.

Ribbons have been awarded, so if you didn't get one and think you should have, let me know.

See you around the site!

Michael
john41492
#442
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Malacca, Malaysia
Joined: July 20, 2015
KitMaker: 256 posts
AeroScale: 241 posts
Posted: Monday, September 02, 2019 - 12:40 PM UTC
Michael,

Thanks for the campaign!
SHAKY962
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Joined: May 21, 2012
KitMaker: 705 posts
AeroScale: 260 posts
Posted: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 - 02:30 PM UTC
Dear Michael


I hope you will excuse me for not having finished my model for this campaign and the other(4th generation jets) because of the problems that have arisen in my country. The economy is getting worse and there is more and more work.
When I get a little free from the work chaos, I will include the planes in the Hangar campaign.

José Miguel
MichaelSatin
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 3,470 posts
AeroScale: 2,514 posts
Posted: Thursday, September 05, 2019 - 09:16 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Dear Michael


I hope you will excuse me for not having finished my model for this campaign and the other(4th generation jets) because of the problems that have arisen in my country. The economy is getting worse and there is more and more work.
When I get a little free from the work chaos, I will include the planes in the Hangar campaign.

José Miguel



No excuse necessary Jose. I'm sure everyone here wishes you the best of luck!

Michael
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
KitMaker: 4,702 posts
AeroScale: 2,524 posts
Posted: Friday, September 06, 2019 - 07:53 AM UTC
Jose, nothing to worry about. Ive enjoyed your posts and picked up several ideas to improve my own building.

Life does keep getting in the way at times.

Bob