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Hot Out of the Molds 2018
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 2,892 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 - 10:49 AM UTC
Whoops, forgot to launch this one (again)!

Welcome to Hot Out of the Molds 2018! This campaign is for those who have a brand new kit (anything with a copyright date of 2017 or 2018) and want to get right to it. Build logs are encouraged so we can all see how the new kit goes together. The campaign is once again being led by our friend Jesper (SGTJKJ).

If you want to see the rules and sign up, go here. Pictures of the finished product go in the campaign gallery.

Looking forward to some brand new plastic on display!

Michael
brekinapez
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Georgia, United States
Joined: July 26, 2013
KitMaker: 1,091 posts
AeroScale: 21 posts
Posted: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 - 12:35 PM UTC
I'm in, but haven't picked a kit yet as I am waiting on some slated for this year to see my options.
TankerTweaker
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Missouri, United States
Joined: December 02, 2016
KitMaker: 35 posts
AeroScale: 12 posts
Posted: Friday, January 05, 2018 - 01:55 PM UTC
This is my entry for this build. I hope it doesn't take a year to complete.

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BlackWidow
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Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Joined: August 09, 2009
KitMaker: 1,099 posts
AeroScale: 988 posts
Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 - 08:18 PM UTC
Thanks Michael to fire up this campaign! I've just enlisted and would most likely go for the new Airfix Night Defiant which I've got last month. No photo of the kit yet, as I'm at work right now.

Happy modelling in 2018!
Torsten
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
Joined: September 22, 2016
KitMaker: 85 posts
AeroScale: 74 posts
Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 05:14 AM UTC
1 year, 3 kits !

I've extracted 3 kits from my stash. This 3 kits were produced in 2017.
-Eduard special edition: velvetta spitfire for israel (09.2017)
-Takom AML90
-Brengun A-36 Apache (08.2017)

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RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
Joined: September 22, 2016
KitMaker: 85 posts
AeroScale: 74 posts
Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 01:00 AM UTC
After a couple hours of hardwork, my AML90 look like this:

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MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 2,892 posts
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 01:21 PM UTC
OK, I'm in.

My kit:





This will be a companion to the Hasegawa Ki-84 I did for the PTO Campaign:



Whoo hoo!

Michael
Lakota
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New Mexico, United States
Joined: November 17, 2008
KitMaker: 769 posts
AeroScale: 198 posts
Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 02:36 AM UTC
Michael-Nice choice! The LHS keeps trying to talk me into buying one. I'll watch your build with interest.
Alan-Keep us updated on your build, I will definitely buy the kit if all goes well. I love those Tamiya 1/48 armor kits.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
RadekZ
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Warszawa, Poland
Joined: March 12, 2013
KitMaker: 81 posts
AeroScale: 47 posts
Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 07:28 AM UTC
I have 2x PZL 23 Karas from IBG in stash and awaiting the new release of PZL37 Los, it's cold outside, so I'm definitely in for HOTM2018
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
Joined: September 22, 2016
KitMaker: 85 posts
AeroScale: 74 posts
Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 10:10 AM UTC
Ready to paint

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TankerTweaker
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Missouri, United States
Joined: December 02, 2016
KitMaker: 35 posts
AeroScale: 12 posts
Posted: Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 02:42 PM UTC
I've got the turret on my Tamiya 1/48 M1A2. Went together nicely. Word of cation. The railings on the side baskets are really fragile. broke a couple while sanding them.

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I don't think the smoke launchers are attached correctly. I think they should be facing more forward. Might do some research on them and see if I can fix them.
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Hope you enjoy.

Alan M.
goofmuilwijk
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Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Joined: April 19, 2013
KitMaker: 151 posts
AeroScale: 24 posts
Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 09:21 AM UTC
I'll join in with the MiniArt Kolibri, the FL 282 V-6

SGTJKJ
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: July 20, 2006
KitMaker: 9,434 posts
AeroScale: 3,613 posts
Posted: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 09:14 AM UTC
Great to see work is already started!

Goof, cool choice. I Am Looking forward to see what you from that one. Definitely a kit I never expected to see in plastic. Modelers are spoiled these days
MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 2,892 posts
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Posted: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 09:52 AM UTC
Whoops. I've been working away on the Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1D but noticed I haven't actually posted anything. So here goes:



Slight deviation from the painting instructions. Everywhere I look it says that above the side consoles, the -1D cockpit was black. So:



Cockpit ready to install:





One of my least favorite parts. But with that big radial, I feel like I have to TRY to wire it:



Michael
SGTJKJ
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Monday, February 26, 2018 - 12:24 AM UTC
Really nice details, Michael. Will the engine covers and cockpit be open on the finished model to show of the details?
SGTJKJ
#041
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: July 20, 2006
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Posted: Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 05:42 AM UTC
I have finally decided what to make for this campaign. The fantasy flight games AT-ST from Star Wars Legion.
The kit comes with some parts preassembled. The quality looks good so far. More to follow as I get started.

eMan
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Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
Joined: August 08, 2002
KitMaker: 909 posts
AeroScale: 244 posts
Posted: Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 03:05 PM UTC
Here is my entry for the campaign, Wave 1/72 VF-4 Lighting III.


SGTJKJ
#041
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: July 20, 2006
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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 05:10 AM UTC
Looks like a cool kit, lapman. Looking forward to another of your cool builds!