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Hanger Queen 7
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017 - 11:09 AM GMT+7
Sanding the spinner using the Dremel is a GREAT idea thanks for the tip.

Bob
md72
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017 - 11:27 AM GMT+7
Fortunately the battery was weak at the time, so I didn't make a big mess while trying to only make a little mess.
md72
#439
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Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017 - 06:30 PM GMT+7


A couple of things crossed off of the list, feels like progress.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017 - 08:15 PM GMT+7
Mark, the spinner looks good.
md72
#439
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 04:20 AM GMT+7
Might have learned a new skill today:

Glue up, fill and sand the spinner.
Prime the spinner (yellow stripe), propeller blades, exhaust manifolds and rear tire (made from rubbery material).

Paint the spinner and propeller tips yellow
Paint the wheels in Mr. Color Tyre
Paint propellers black
Paint exhausts rusty
Touch up interior green bits
Red stripes on spinner
Touch up canopy frame
Detail Radios

Install radios
Put instrument panel back in
Add pilot
Wire up antenna and canopy and glue in place
Assemble propeller
Add antenna
Glue up landing gear and install
install rear wheel
Install gear doors
Install exhaust
Add Decals
Install wing tanks
Declare victory?

OK, it's just how to strike out... well, no I didn't, it doesn't work on this site. 8^( but I did start to wire up the antenna for the radio.
PeeJay74
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: January 08, 2014
KitMaker: 389 posts
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Posted: Friday, January 20, 2017 - 10:54 AM GMT+7
Zoukei Mura SWS 1:48 Horten 229

I'll update the build log tomorrow, but here's a pic of more progress...

Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Friday, January 20, 2017 - 11:02 AM GMT+7
I have been preparing an Otaki P-47 for paint and looked at the decal sheet then a day later a thought came to me re: the white for the cowl and ID stripes on the rudder/fin and stab. Would they be WHITE or maybe a little dingy? A drop of gray in the with could take some of the briteness.

Comments?

Bob
md72
#439
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Friday, January 20, 2017 - 08:02 PM GMT+7
Two steps forward, one step back. Got primer on the exhausts and tires repainted in Tyre. But the yellow for the spinner and prop tips was too thin and ran
MLD
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Vermont, United States
Joined: July 21, 2002
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Posted: Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 01:51 AM GMT+7
annndddd done!
Leaving it in semi-gloss as it is a gift to a co-worker whose brother is a maintenance crewman on this particular aircraft.

Even in 1/72 it is a pretty big bird and is hard to get decent pictures of with the monotone paint scheme, the dark color and the semi-gloss finish.




and no, I did not go back after that glass to nose joint.



I have some other more involved projects to move on to, but I am glad this one is done!
Lakota
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New Mexico, United States
Joined: November 17, 2008
KitMaker: 701 posts
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Posted: Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 05:44 AM GMT+7
Mike,
Congrats on getting your B-1 completed. It's nice to see another model completed. I didn't know the Monogram kit had problems with the nose/glass fit. I'm hoping the 1/48 kit doesn't have the same problems.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
MLD
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Vermont, United States
Joined: July 21, 2002
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Posted: Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 10:11 AM GMT+7

Quoted Text

Mike,
Congrats on getting your B-1 completed. It's nice to see another model completed. I didn't know the Monogram kit had problems with the nose/glass fit. I'm hoping the 1/48 kit doesn't have the same problems.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"


Don, It's a VERY simplified kit that barely approximates the updated versions. The wing box is super simplified, the tail to fuselage joint is abysmal and the canopy to fuselage fit is terrible. The bomb bay is crammed full of largely imaginary cruise missiles and does NOT have a more modern rotary launcher.
The fuselage has raised panel lines and the wings have recessed lines, top and bottom.
Surprisingly the landing gear is well engineered..

Over in the 'on the bench forum' on aircraft resource center there are some AMAZING silk purses made of this old sow's ear. But I did not have it in me. From 5 ft away, it looks like a B-1. And it has the markings for a bird my friend's brother maintained, so win all around.
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
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Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 02:44 AM GMT+7
Nice on Mike, hope your friend likes it!

Here are some starting pics of the 1/12 Atomic city Mercury. We were planning to go see Hidden Figures last night so I thought I'd better get started on it. (We did see the movie, btw. Good film, despite some clear changes to history for dramatic effect).

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The astronaut isn't glued in yet, still lots of work to do on him. I added all those wires when I was originally working on it since you'll be able to see some of the back of the panel with the hatch off. So far putting lots more stripe decals on the retro pack and working on the figure (NOT my forte). We'll see!

Michael
Northern_Lad
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United Kingdom
Joined: September 17, 2012
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Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 09:50 PM GMT+7
I'd like to join this campaign and clear a load of almost completed but for the painting hangar queens... I hope to finish a least a couple of them this year... Lots to choose from...





Cheers

Matthew
md72
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Monday, January 23, 2017 - 08:32 AM GMT+7
Welcome aboard Mathew, Looksw like your HQs are further along than mine...

Knocked a few items off of my do do list. I guess I'm officially 1/3 of the way done, but it still fells like a long long way to go.
md72
#439
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Posted: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 08:52 AM GMT+7
One step forward, 2 steps back. Got the radios in and wired up. Got one of the MLG in place. Then I started to mount the pilot, first the seat broke free and then I saw the instrument panel had fallen out of place.
MLD
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Vermont, United States
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Posted: Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 01:58 PM GMT+7
Next up Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Vega. WIP (loosely) for 5+ yrs.
It's the MPM 1/72 kit and it's a DOG! Butt joints everywhere, barely any locator pins, miserable fiddly fit. It is destined to hang from the ceiling of my classroom, so hopefully it will look good from 6 ft.





MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 05:08 AM GMT+7
Interesting stuff here! I've been working on the big Mercury capsule and suddenly, today, found myself here:

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Put the sub-assemblies together, add the straps to the retro package, and he's ready to launch!

Michael
md72
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Posted: Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 05:25 AM GMT+7
That's the ticket. Just a few small steps add up. I've managed to knock off about half of my to do list. Still looks like a long way to go, but I think the end is in sight.
MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 07:36 AM GMT+7
And just like that: My humble tribute to John Glenn, the Atomic City 1/12 Mercury spacecraft Friendship 7:

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26.5 inches tall from retro package to tip of escape tower. A very nice kit that frankly requires some modeling experience since the instructions aren't always clear and it's sometimes tricky to figure out how things fit together. But I sure like the result!

Michael
md72
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Posted: Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 09:24 AM GMT+7
Great work! I saw your tribute post too. One less HQ. Don't forget to post in the gallery! There is a gallery, isn't there?
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 09:38 AM GMT+7
Michael, great job and I can still remember that day

Bob
MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 11:49 AM GMT+7

Quoted Text

Great work! I saw your tribute post too. One less HQ. Don't forget to post in the gallery! There is a gallery, isn't there?



Thanks, and yes there is!

Michael
spaarndammer
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Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Joined: January 28, 2007
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Posted: Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 12:49 AM GMT+7
Hi all,

I will join this Hangar Queen campaign as well, as I have a 1/144 MIG-21 from Eduard to finish.

The original thread can be found here:
unfinished Mig-21 business

And the last picture of that thread was this:


I am not sure why the build was stalled, but it deserves to be finished as the model is quite nice.



Jelger
MLD
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Vermont, United States
Joined: July 21, 2002
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Posted: Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 01:08 AM GMT+7
Jelger, You are right it does deserve to be finished and you've come to the right place. Welcome!
It is a nice looking little kit. I may have to re-examine my thoughts on the scale having previously thought them too small to be well detailed.


mike
MLD
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Vermont, United States
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Posted: Sunday, February 05, 2017 - 02:26 PM GMT+7
Amelia Earharts Lockheed Vega MPM 1/72, crummy fitting kit, but the decals are really nice. I was worried the longer run stripe and the gold decals would shatter, but they're perfect





Clear coat tomorrow and then up on the classroom ceiling it goes.