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OFFICIAL: A Very Civil Campaign
Jessie_C
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British Columbia, Canada
Joined: September 03, 2009
KitMaker: 6,531 posts
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Posted: Friday, November 13, 2015 - 07:29 AM GMT+7
You'll really enjoy building that one, Raj
tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: February 04, 2008
KitMaker: 2,296 posts
AeroScale: 1,780 posts
Posted: Friday, November 13, 2015 - 09:32 AM GMT+7
Welcome Raj
Looking forward to your build.
iflytb20
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Kerala, India / भारत
Joined: August 25, 2009
KitMaker: 253 posts
AeroScale: 173 posts
Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 10:52 PM GMT+7
Thanks for the campaign Richard. Hope I don't stuff it

@Jessie
It was your review which made me buy this kit.
Halfway through the build and i'm loving it
V2Phantom
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United States
Joined: December 26, 2008
KitMaker: 138 posts
AeroScale: 135 posts
Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 02:33 AM GMT+7
Now that some of my other GBs are making progress, it is time to start work on my NASA F-8C. One of the first things that I need to do is to understand what changes need to be made to the Platz kit to convert it from a F-8E as molded to a F-8C. Fortunately, not much is required! Perhaps the main thing to change on the kit is to delete the massive refueling bump that is molded on the side of the left fuselage. I marked the hump in pencil as seen in this photo:



I have also gone ahead and eliminated the small warning antenna/bump at the top end of the tail.

Now to do some grinding and rescribing!
Have fun modeling
Mike
V2Phantom
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United States
Joined: December 26, 2008
KitMaker: 138 posts
AeroScale: 135 posts
Posted: Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 03:56 AM GMT+7
My session with MR Files and MR Sandpaper went fairly well. I managed to eliminate the large refueling hump without too much collateral damage. However, removing this plastic resulted in the fuselage being rather thin at this location. The surface plastic was thin enough after sanding to almost see through this are from the reverse side. I strengthened the fuselage by adding a big glob of 5 Minute Epoxy on the inside. You can just about see the epoxy in this photo.



After smoothing the external surface and rescribing, here is the complete external side of the fuselage. Voila, no refueling hump!



Have fun modeling
Mike
tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: February 04, 2008
KitMaker: 2,296 posts
AeroScale: 1,780 posts
Posted: Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 05:39 AM GMT+7
Nice work Mike!
Back after two weeks away, time to get my model build Mojo going!
SaxonTheShiba
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: February 01, 2009
KitMaker: 1,224 posts
AeroScale: 660 posts
Posted: Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 06:20 AM GMT+7
Well done, Mike. That looks like a really nice kit.

Best wishes,

Ian
SaxonTheShiba
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: February 01, 2009
KitMaker: 1,224 posts
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Posted: Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 06:36 AM GMT+7
I was able to make some good progress on the #18 during Thanksgiving break. The plane was painted in Sea Blue with International Orange trim. The photos of the actual airplane indicated a gloss finish with very heavy exhaust stains. The stains were sprayed on with Tamiya Deck Tan. Fluid leaks from the panel lines were added over top of the exhaust stains with CREATEFX Oil Wash. The plane was then gloss coated with Pledge Floor Wax and I decaled it this morning. The markings went on flawlessly. The white stripe on the wing was not provided in the decals so I cut that from the invasions stripes on the Trumpeter C-47 sheet from the spares book. Once the decals set up, I will add another coat of Floor Wax and then flat coat the exhaust stains.

Regards,


Ian











V2Phantom
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United States
Joined: December 26, 2008
KitMaker: 138 posts
AeroScale: 135 posts
Posted: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 - 03:38 AM GMT+7
Ian

Outstanding!! The color scheme for your race plane is great. I have a few race planes in my stash for future builds and I think I may need to add this one to the list. Your finish is excellent! I can't wait to see the completed model.
Have fun modeling
Mike
Kilo_Uniform
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Gauteng, South Africa
Joined: July 03, 2015
KitMaker: 280 posts
AeroScale: 141 posts
Posted: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 - 04:42 AM GMT+7
Ian,

#18 Rocks!!

Awesome colour contrast between the blue and orange. Decals also look awesome.

Excellent work - can't wait to see it finished.

Regards,
Kobus
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#040
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Metro Manila, Philippines
Joined: May 06, 2007
KitMaker: 2,481 posts
AeroScale: 65 posts
Posted: Saturday, December 05, 2015 - 12:49 PM GMT+7
Nice work on the Corsair, Ian!

I haven't started as yet, and while looking for suitable materials to make my jeepney frame, I saw this at the LHS:



So I decided to get and use this as the base kit instead of the ambulance jeep I posted earlier -- seems a waste to bin the stretcher and other stuff that came with it, so I'll save it for another build. Hope to make a start during the holidays.

Cheers,

Tat
SaxonTheShiba
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: February 01, 2009
KitMaker: 1,224 posts
AeroScale: 660 posts
Posted: Saturday, December 05, 2015 - 01:16 PM GMT+7
Tat---Thanks!!! Looking forward to your Jeepney. That is a great subject to model. Colorful too!!

Kobus----Thanks! The decals really laid down nicely with no silvering. The white really held up well over the Sea Blue.

Mike----Thank for the kind words. This was really a fun build. It was nice to do a high gloss pristine finish instead of my usual sea-salt battered Hornets and Tomcats.

I just applied the final gloss coat over the airplane. Once that dries I will flat out the exhaust stains and get the canopy and prop on.

Best wishes,

Ian
tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: February 04, 2008
KitMaker: 2,296 posts
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Posted: Sunday, December 06, 2015 - 09:57 AM GMT+7
Great build Ian!
Looking forward to completed photos
I am trying to get going again after a relaxed week in Jamaica
SaxonTheShiba
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: February 01, 2009
KitMaker: 1,224 posts
AeroScale: 660 posts
Posted: Sunday, December 06, 2015 - 02:07 PM GMT+7

Quoted Text

Great build Ian!
Looking forward to completed photos
I am trying to get going again after a relaxed week in Jamaica



Thanks Richard! I actually finished the plane today so I will shoot some thread/gallery photos this week and get everything posted. Hope you had a good trip to Jamaica!!!

Best wishes,


Ian
nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
Joined: May 23, 2011
KitMaker: 616 posts
AeroScale: 146 posts
Posted: Monday, December 07, 2015 - 02:06 AM GMT+7
Hi all,

well, i'll not be able to sculpt the fig i planed for this campaign, not enough time , but i could do a model, so am i allowed to change for this one ?



It's a rough one but it needs less of times than a complete fig to sculpt and paint.

cheers
nico
SaxonTheShiba
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: February 01, 2009
KitMaker: 1,224 posts
AeroScale: 660 posts
Posted: Friday, December 11, 2015 - 11:06 AM GMT+7
Well, I am calling this one done. This is Race# 18 as it looked in the 1947 Cleveland Air Races. At this time, it was raced as a stock F2G-1 Super Corsair, flown by Ron Puckett. It features the short carb intake, tall rudder and standard wingtips. I used Pledge Floor wax for the gloss top coat and went over the exhaust stains with a Testors flat coat. This was really a very fun build even though it was a limited run kit. I have two posted in the gallery as well. I will be looking forward to everybody's projects in this thread and will check in as the updates are posted.

Best wishes and happy CIVIL modeling.

Ian




















tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: February 04, 2008
KitMaker: 2,296 posts
AeroScale: 1,780 posts
Posted: Friday, December 11, 2015 - 11:55 AM GMT+7

Quoted Text

Hi all,

well, i'll not be able to sculpt the fig i planed for this campaign, not enough time , but i could do a model, so am i allowed to change for this one ?

It's a rough one but it needs less of times than a complete fig to sculpt and paint.

cheers
nico



Welcome Nico
Go for it, lots of time left to build .
tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: February 04, 2008
KitMaker: 2,296 posts
AeroScale: 1,780 posts
Posted: Friday, December 11, 2015 - 11:57 AM GMT+7
"Well, I am calling this one done. This is Race# 18 as it looked in the 1947 Cleveland Air Races."

Very nice build great job Ian!
Thank you for joining this campaign!
SaxonTheShiba
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: February 01, 2009
KitMaker: 1,224 posts
AeroScale: 660 posts
Posted: Friday, December 11, 2015 - 12:49 PM GMT+7
Thanks Richard! I was glad I got to participate. I will be looking forward to everybody's campaign entries.

Best wishes,

Ian
dcandal
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Joined: September 07, 2006
KitMaker: 882 posts
AeroScale: 673 posts
Posted: Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 01:57 AM GMT+7
Hi all,

Im going to begin this campaign with a 1/25 Revell 56 Ford Pickup,

tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: February 04, 2008
KitMaker: 2,296 posts
AeroScale: 1,780 posts
Posted: Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 11:10 AM GMT+7
Welcome to the campaign Daniel.

nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
Joined: May 23, 2011
KitMaker: 616 posts
AeroScale: 146 posts
Posted: Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 10:04 PM GMT+7

Quoted Text


Quoted Text

Hi all,

well, i'll not be able to sculpt the fig i planed for this campaign, not enough time , but i could do a model, so am i allowed to change for this one ?

It's a rough one but it needs less of times than a complete fig to sculpt and paint.

cheers
nico



Welcome Nico
Go for it, lots of time left to build .



Hi, that's very cool, many thanks Richard

cheers
nico
dcandal
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Joined: September 07, 2006
KitMaker: 882 posts
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Posted: Monday, December 14, 2015 - 12:20 PM GMT+7
Beginig the Ford 56.
I had started with the engine.





nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
Joined: May 23, 2011
KitMaker: 616 posts
AeroScale: 146 posts
Posted: Monday, December 14, 2015 - 09:42 PM GMT+7
Hi all,

Congrats Ian, your model is very nice

Here is mine, which dragged all the tears from my eyes when i opened the box .... ...... :







And the worst thing i ever saw on a model :




The wings assembly is expected to be very very fun :




well well well ...... so go on !

cheers
nico
V2Phantom
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United States
Joined: December 26, 2008
KitMaker: 138 posts
AeroScale: 135 posts
Posted: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 04:05 AM GMT+7
There are some great builds in this campaign! I love the variety of modeling subjects. I have a small update on my F-8C build. I decided to not risk it being a tail sitter, so I used this build as an excuse to try the Liquid Gravity brand of small lead (?) beads. I walled off the cockpit area and then poured some of the beads in the small area underneath the cockpit. I set them in place using super glue. It does not look like much weight, so perhaps this bit of work was in vain. I'll know when I get the model assembled and sitting on its legs!



Have fun modeling
Mike