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OFFICIAL: A Very Civil Campaign
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 12:13 PM GMT+7
Welcome to a Very Civil Campaign!

The campaign will run from October 1, 2015 through April 1, 2016.

If you haven't signed up yet, or want to see the rules, go here.

Please post your initial and in-progress photos as well as campaign discussion in this thread. Please post your finished build photos in the campaign gallery.

Looking forward to some fine builds of civilian vehicles and aircraft! On with the show! Oh and, of course, keep it civil.

Michael
tinbanger
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Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 12:34 PM GMT+7
Thank you Michael,
Civil builders show us you skills
jimb
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Posted: Thursday, October 01, 2015 - 05:05 AM GMT+7
My Dearest Sir, (I'm trying to be civil )

Would a 1941 Chevrolet AK Series pickup truck in USFS (United States Forest Service) be acceptable in this Group Build?

Thank you for your attention on this matter.

Sincerely yours,
Jim Bongiovanni
Jessie_C
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Posted: Thursday, October 01, 2015 - 06:31 AM GMT+7
I think that this will be Civil enough for this campaign
tinbanger
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Posted: Thursday, October 01, 2015 - 11:01 AM GMT+7

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My Dearest Sir, (I'm trying to be civil )

Would a 1941 Chevrolet AK Series pickup truck in USFS (United States Forest Service) be acceptable in this Group Build?

Thank you for your attention on this matter.

Sincerely yours,
Jim Bongiovanni



Dear Jim.
Your USFS will be most welcome in this campaign!
tinbanger
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Posted: Thursday, October 01, 2015 - 11:02 AM GMT+7
Hi Jesica.
I hope that we see some NASA builds.
SaxonTheShiba
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Posted: Thursday, October 01, 2015 - 02:10 PM GMT+7
This will be my entry for this Campaign, the Accurate Miniatures 1/48th scale F2G Super Corsair. This kit has some sentimental value for me because I had the privilege of getting tasked to build the box art model for this kit, by the late Thomas Myers of Accurate Miniatures, in the early 2000's. "Race 18", in the '49 grey and white livery, was the scheme used for the box art model. My wife actually has that one sitting in her office now. For the campaign, I will depict the Super Corsair in the other scheme provided in the kit which is Race 18 in the Sea Blue and Orange scheme from the '47 Cleveland Air Races. This incarnation of Race 18 will have the short carb intake and the full size vertical stab. Anyway, looking forward to the campaign and lots of great civil projects.

Best wishes,

Ian






tinbanger
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Posted: Thursday, October 01, 2015 - 10:50 PM GMT+7
Great choice Ian!
looking forward to the build.
jimb
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New York, United States
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Posted: Friday, October 02, 2015 - 02:21 AM GMT+7
A racing Corsair! That's awesome!

Jim
SaxonTheShiba
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Posted: Friday, October 02, 2015 - 02:46 AM GMT+7

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A racing Corsair! That's awesome!

Jim



Thanks, Jim and Richard. It's a shame the Super Corsair never really evolved. It just got out-performed by the Bearcat. You wouldn't have thought it would have come out under-powered with that huge "corn-cob" power plant.

Best wishes,

Ian
tinbanger
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Posted: Friday, October 02, 2015 - 09:41 AM GMT+7
Here is my build:-



Civil with a heavy metal twist!
I have read that this model has shape issues! ask me if I care
SaxonTheShiba
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Posted: Friday, October 02, 2015 - 10:16 AM GMT+7
Richard, THAT IS AWESOME! I love the Iron Maiden paint scheme. All you need is a Bruce Dickinson figure on the yoke. Can't wait to see this one.

Best wishes,

Ian
Jessie_C
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Posted: Friday, October 02, 2015 - 10:28 AM GMT+7

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Here is my build:-I have read that this model has shape issues! ask me if I care


Well, you're going to have to care about one small thing: If you build it out of the box, it'll sit twisted on your table. The solution is to cut the wing section out of the rest of the fuselage, and then glue the nose and tail back on just slightly off-centre so the wings sit at 90 degrees to the tail and cockpit. I think it sits right wing low if you build it from the box. The wing mounts were not moulded level!
tinbanger
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Posted: Friday, October 02, 2015 - 10:32 AM GMT+7
Hi Jessica.
Thank you for the how to info!
tinbanger
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Posted: Friday, October 02, 2015 - 10:47 AM GMT+7
Jessica I have just done a rough measure on the wing location and there is at least 0.025" difference in height! that would explain the wing dip.
There was no mention of this in reviews that I read only the shape was mentioned.
Out with the razor saw!
TangoOscarMike
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Australia
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Posted: Friday, October 02, 2015 - 12:36 PM GMT+7
I am going a little different

Jessie_C
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Posted: Friday, October 02, 2015 - 01:11 PM GMT+7
What a perfect use for a Hobbycrap or Trumpeter Vampire!
willypd
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Nova Scotia, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2015 - 04:36 AM GMT+7
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here is my entry into the "Very Civil" campaign...
tinbanger
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Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2015 - 10:43 PM GMT+7
Welcome to Aeroscale and the campaign Phillip!
willypd
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Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2015 - 11:26 PM GMT+7
Thanks!
SaxonTheShiba
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Posted: Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 07:12 AM GMT+7
Well, I began work on the Accurate Miniatures Super Corsair. I actually started with the wing assembly first. The fit is not bad for a limited run kit but there is no parts map so careful test fitting is required to get everything fitted right. The wheel bays were installed first:




I then installed the resin intakes with their photo-etch vents.



I then placed bits of sheet stock in the shell ejection chutes which will be faired over.


Look ma!!! No guns!!!! The machine gun ports were then filled with Tamiya putty. The fit of the intake vents was not particularly good so I will get those sanded and blended next.





I will get the wing section cleaned up and then move on to the cockpit.

Best wishes,


Ian
tinbanger
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Posted: Monday, October 12, 2015 - 09:51 AM GMT+7
My cavalier quote has come back to bite me:-"I have read that this model has shape issues! ask me if I care"
This model has issues
The wing tabs send the wings up in a step angle.



These will be removed!
I found plans on the net and did some trig on them.



And then my mind turned to a jig to set the wings at the correct angle.



As you will see there is a large gap to fill, also the wing root
sits to high and will be have to be lowered.








SaxonTheShiba
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Posted: Monday, October 12, 2015 - 12:09 PM GMT+7
Richard, that is a helluva wing issue to contend with. Hopefully the jig will warp it back into submission. "UP THE IRONS"! Bruce and company are counting on you.

Best wishes,

Ian

tinbanger
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Posted: Friday, October 16, 2015 - 09:44 AM GMT+7
Thank's Ian!
Wings are on and some filler to do:-

JClapp
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Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 11:30 AM GMT+7
wow, nice recovery. I don't think I will build a 757.

Minicraft strikes again!
I got this box open tonight, a kit I payed full retail for just for the wonderful Cartograf decal---

The cheat line is printed black instead of blue!