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OFFICIAL: WWII Flying Boats Campaign
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, October 01, 2019 - 12:23 PM UTC
Well folks, time to call this one done. Great job to all and thanks for participating! Ribbons have been awarded so if you didn't get one and think you should have, let me know.

Michael
md72
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Friday, September 20, 2019 - 06:20 PM UTC
Sorry, John. I never even got mine out of the box I've got 3 air frames incomplete on my bench because some of the projects are taking more effort than I expected. Oh well look, there's a shiny new campaign over there!
john41492
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Malacca, Malaysia
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Posted: Friday, September 20, 2019 - 05:24 PM UTC
Hi All,

Based on feedback, I'm bowing out.

Sorry. I'll be moving onto my F4F-4.

John
john41492
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Malacca, Malaysia
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Posted: Monday, September 09, 2019 - 06:53 AM UTC
Hey all,

Alex, sorry for the long time to reply. Unless I get an extension I'll have to drop out. Got sidetracked with life and a commission build. The customer always comes first. Sorry.

Anything you can do? I've got the fuselage ready to close, and once done it'll be a quick build. This Hasegawa kit is really nice!

Hate to see only one person cross the line!

If not, it can make to the Hangar queen 10! Ha!!

Let me know.

John
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
Joined: September 22, 2016
KitMaker: 192 posts
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Posted: Monday, September 02, 2019 - 06:56 PM UTC
hello,

unfortunately, I'm withdrawing from this campaign. September doesn't give me any opportunity to work on this model.

And I also lost some of my modelling mojo.

Snipalex
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Bangkok, Thailand / ไทย
Joined: September 08, 2014
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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 08:36 PM UTC
John.Fighters not my deep interest,I'm like "big mama".So something new for me,make me happy.Start digging about this plane.Fast building?!1.5 months without time for beer
john41492
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Malacca, Malaysia
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Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019 - 05:23 AM UTC
Hi all!

Franck, great choice! You'll love that kit! Hasegawa really does know the zero, all of them! The kit you have is a breeze to build and looks great! Best of luck, you're challenge will be the paint job, and that is about it. If you do it as it was in Alaska, they got worn out fast.

I on the other hand will be keeping with my theme of seaplane tender birds, and with the same ship, Kamikawamaru. It has an interesting history, and did pretty good, till ticking off the USN uppers.

My entry is Hasegawa's 1/48 F1M2 Type Zero observation plane, Model 11. This was code named "Pete" by the Allies.


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Alex, for a guy who can build a "Mavis" so fast, I'm surprised that you've not seen a "Rufe"! Great job on the Mavis!!

More to follow,

John
Snipalex
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Bangkok, Thailand / ไทย
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Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 10:52 AM UTC
Wow,interesting.Never see this modification Zero.
md72
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 06:37 AM UTC
Looks neat.I really gotta get started.
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
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Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 05:08 AM UTC
Here is my entry for this campaign: A6M2-N Rufe in the Aleutian Islands

Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
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Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 07:55 AM UTC
Everyone here has done such a great job on their buijlds. I have enjoyed myself, but will need to bow out due to life getting in the way again.

Bob
Snipalex
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Bangkok, Thailand / ไทย
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Posted: Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 07:09 PM UTC
Thank's to all. .Hope see another models there
SHAKY962
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Joined: May 21, 2012
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Posted: Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 12:35 PM UTC
Amazing work Alex!!!!
Congratulations
c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 11:37 AM UTC
Damn excellent work Alex something to aspire to for sure, well done!
Snipalex
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Bangkok, Thailand / ไทย
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Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019 - 11:13 PM UTC
AussieReg
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019 - 08:13 PM UTC
Beautiful work Alex, the weathering looks great. I especially like the colour modulation on top of the wings, the fading on the flaps varied from the main wings is excellent. The chipping looks very nice and in-scale, as does the rigging.

Cheers, D
Snipalex
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Bangkok, Thailand / ไทย
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Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019 - 04:52 PM UTC

!!!!!! COMPLETE !!!!!!
Resume:kit - most worst kit from Hasegawa.Too old pressform.Fuselage halves different geometry and size,wing same story,all parts have huge pusher pins and lacoons.It's not a H6K5 modification.Overall kit close to Mach2 kits.
My job - create open gunner position,fill tail gun position,bomb racks with bomb,antenna and rigging.Guns from Mikromir - best of the best(metal,higly accurate),Bombs from Hasegawa G3M kit.Blister gun position made same as on G3M,Ki 67 and etc - king pin guns.
Antennas - Uschi elastic wire,rigging monomolecular thread 0.1mm.
Paintig Gunze IJN green and grey,light chipping,color modulation classic few layers different color(doted by 0.2 airbrush) and leveling buff color overall.Watersoluble pen I'm try but not happy.
It's my hardest project after ME232
More foto at gallery
Snipalex
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Bangkok, Thailand / ไทย
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Posted: Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 06:37 PM UTC

Aaaaa main wing completed.Same techicks base silver,chipping medium,IJN green,chipping,color modulation.For canvas area base interrior green(mitsubishi)chipping medium,IJN green,chipping(like a washing).An grimmy black pigment around engine cowls.
SHAKY962
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted: Thursday, May 09, 2019 - 03:53 AM UTC
Excellent!!!!!
Snipalex
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Bangkok, Thailand / ไทย
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Posted: Wednesday, May 08, 2019 - 08:08 AM UTC

Mmm fuselage complete.Base silver,chipping medium,IJN green,light chipping,an color modulation.Too big for make good foto.
SHAKY962
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 11:58 AM UTC
Alex,

Amazing work my friend......
The Supermodel kit is a beauty...... but I prefer to wait a new injection model!!!
Please, not Italeri.......
Snipalex
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Bangkok, Thailand / ไทย
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 01:51 AM UTC
So next part - FUSELAGE !!!!!
It was real hell.Different size and geometry!!(forward part) fuselage halves.Difference was eliminated by medium viscosity cyanoacrilate glue(yes I'm fanatic of this,better than putty).In result on the top of fuselage rivets disappear(restored by riveter)Don't know how it's will be looking after painting (raised and holled rivets).Top and forward gun position completed,tail blister cut for open position.Small window plastic useless(to big gap),I'm use micro-kristal after painting for this.
Need a visit menthal clinic or after all
Yes it's Hasegawa SPECIAL edition from 2013
Snipalex
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Bangkok, Thailand / ไทย
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 01:30 AM UTC

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Alex - nice to see your progress on the Mavis. I have had one in my closet so long that the decals are likely to be junk. Are aftermarket decals available? Anything else to improve this old chestnut?

Many photos of these aircraft show them to be pretty weathered. It would be fun to build the model that looks that way.


Thank's Paul
I see only one aftermarket decals(check at scalemate site) but nothing special - hinomaru(red circle) and numbers - all can be made yourself
Mmmm heavy weathering - no.Just area around engines and waterline.All another color modulation(if I can )
Another improvment - gun from "mini world" company
Hudson29
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California, United States
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Posted: Friday, April 26, 2019 - 05:34 AM UTC
Alex - nice to see your progress on the Mavis. I have had one in my closet so long that the decals are likely to be junk. Are aftermarket decals available? Anything else to improve this old chestnut?

Many photos of these aircraft show them to be pretty weathered. It would be fun to build the model that looks that way.
Snipalex
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Bangkok, Thailand / ไทย
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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 05:06 AM UTC
Progress
Wing - first silver layer done
Fuselage interior painted,an additional decks for gunner added (nothing special just plastic sheets).Anyway interior very primitive and not be visible - so I'm not concetrate at this.
Floats completed.Top gunner position project - make thinner main frame(from 2.5mm to 1.0mm),gun base + sliding cover