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md72
#439
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 04:14 PM GMT+7
Not my horse in this race, but it's on topic. Airfix 1/144 Boeing Model 314 Clipper. Testers auto lacquer silver over Tamiya white primer.

Was able to shoot straight from the bottle at ~20psi. Worked reasonably well. Gotta clean up some boo boos but it's looking good.
EHAM0624
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Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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Posted: Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 10:02 PM GMT+7

I started also on an F-86 but than the D version



nice looking model but it needs a bit off putty in certain places



more to follow
md72
#439
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 05:27 PM GMT+7
Got the Clipper assembled and primed. Think I'm going to try a Testors aluminum lacquer next.


Szmann
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Netherlands Antilles
Joined: September 02, 2014
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Posted: Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 04:14 AM GMT+7
Pasi, good job on that Sabre! And your painting aim looks gorgeous... let see how you're going to manage that

KUTGW!
Gabriel
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Uusimaa, Finland
Joined: October 01, 2016
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Posted: Wednesday, May 09, 2018 - 07:14 PM GMT+7
This ready for painting:



I did spend extra effort on sanding seams, and I'll see after primer whether there's any more cleaning to do. I'm planning to use True Color wax based metal paints and I'm aiming to quite oxidized look that's evident on the plane when it was in in Korea
Szmann
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Netherlands Antilles
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Posted: Friday, April 27, 2018 - 03:54 AM GMT+7
Thanks, Linus! I'll be watching. If I re-join the campaign, I will use Alclad Aluminim Airframe as well.

Cheers!
KUTGW!

Gabriel
LinusB
#462
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: March 21, 2016
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Posted: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 11:22 AM GMT+7

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Linus Just glue it! mantra works after all. Nice progress! What is your choice of metallic color?

Keep it up, guys! Nice campaign so far

Cheers!
Gabriel



I am planning on using Alclad Aluminium.

Szmann
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Netherlands Antilles
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Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 02:28 AM GMT+7
Iain Nice detail in that cockpit.

Damian: Looking good, bud!

Linus Just glue it! mantra works after all. Nice progress! What is your choice of metallic color?

Keep it up, guys! Nice campaign so far

Cheers!
Gabriel
LinusB
#462
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: March 21, 2016
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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 11:30 PM GMT+7
Learning so much from these builds.

My P51-D unprimed then primed.



Sleepwalker71
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Singapore / 新加坡
Joined: August 30, 2012
KitMaker: 139 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 10:03 PM GMT+7
I have started work on my Ki-61. The cockpit is almost done and right now it's waiting for final weathering, then I will close the fuselage. I'm going through the drawing showing riveting details, still considering if to add them.

Pave-Hawk
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 09:17 PM GMT+7
Cockpit of the Tunnan is done. Instruction call for grey and black, but all the photos I could find show shades of green so that is what I did.





And got the fuselage closed up with as much lead weight in the front as I could fit.
Lakota
#123
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New Mexico, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 01:27 AM GMT+7
Howdy Y'all
I did some work on my Mig-15 this weekend and ran into more problems. I decided to glue the canopy closed and paint it black. I sanded on the canopy a little to see if I could replicate the scratched up look but gave up. The canopy has some fit problems if you glue it closed. I think I'll set this aside and work on another campaign.

Take care,
Don "Lakota"
Szmann
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Netherlands Antilles
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Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 12:50 AM GMT+7
Thanks, Don! Well, I'm eager to do it again! I will follow your build. All best wishes for your family!

Cheers!
Gabriel
Lakota
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New Mexico, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 12:20 PM GMT+7
Gabriel,
Don't be so hard on yourself, you've finished a model
I've learned from your build, thanks. I put the Mig aside for a couple of weeks, got some family time I need to take care of. No complaints, I love my family.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
Szmann
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Netherlands Antilles
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Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 06:22 AM GMT+7
Hi, guys.

Last update

I applied washes and some subtle oil weathering, and there she is:













Can anyone believe that are just a few years gap between these two aircraft?


Conclusion to my build: I liked pretty much working with Eduard profipack and I loved Cartograf decals. I didn't really like my paint job because the metallic flake is too big in Rust-oleum paints and the clear coat adds a magnifying effect. I liked it in 1/48 scale; it looks quite bad in 1/72. Otherwise, the finish is great. All in all, I think for a "first", I did OK. And because I am quite dissapointed with my finish, I bought some Alclad paints and another MiG - Academy MiG 21 in 1/72 (yes, the old barren one) to use it as test bed before messing some nice Special Hobby Yak as I intended to. So, if the time is in my side, I'll rejoin this campaign with my MiG-21. I keep following the thread and meanwhile I'm moving to another group build.
It was a very instructive campaign for me. Thank you, guys!
Szmann
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Netherlands Antilles
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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 08:40 AM GMT+7
Hello, guys!

UPDATE:

I masked and painted the walk lines:


I wasn't quite happy with what I've got and re-touched them:


And... NO! She's not a tail-sitter! (I was nervous about that, being my first "tricycle" aircraft):



Pin-wash follows!

Cheers!
Gabriel
Szmann
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Netherlands Antilles
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Posted: Friday, March 09, 2018 - 08:17 AM GMT+7
Hi, Linus! Interesting. I'm waiting for your build to unfold...

UPDATE

I applied the second coat of clear:


I know I have mentioned earlier the decals, but I cannot hold myself to do it again: the clear film just vanished!


After I address some minor imperfect areas, I'll be ready for pin-wash and some weathering:



Cheers!
Gabriel
LinusB
#462
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 - 07:54 PM GMT+7
Hi all

Starting in on my Meng P51



Szmann
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Netherlands Antilles
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Posted: Monday, March 05, 2018 - 07:30 AM GMT+7
Hi, guys!

UPDATE

I managed eventually to install all the bits together.

Landing gear bits:


Antenna:


Another antenna - this one I needed to scratch-build it because I sacrificed the first one to the Carpet Monster


I'm ready now for the last clear coat and some weathering!

More updates soon.

Cheers!
Gabriel
Szmann
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Netherlands Antilles
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Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2018 - 06:30 AM GMT+7
Hi, guys!

Iain, Thank you, sir! Very nice choice at your turn. I have a soft spot for Swedish aircraft, albeit I never built one...

Peter, Thank you!

Don Thanks! You have all the right to be confused Romania changed her markings a few times during last century: tricolor roundels at first (blue, yellow, red) (Romania was the second country in the world to adopt roundels, after France!). From 1940, after Romania aligned to Axis Powers, ARR adopted "King Michael's Cross" until 23 August 1944. After Romania defected from Axis, she readopted the tricolor roundels, but the Soviet Comrades demanded from 1946 to change them with the Communist bright star. After '80s, Romania started drifting apart from Moscow and, as an act of defiance, Romanian reinstated the original roundels, for all army branches. Side note: the Romanians were never proud of the red star and avoided its use whenever possible. In many instances, the "second line" army equipment sported no insignia over the Romanian olive drab or - specially for aircraft - civilian markings were provided with only a tricolor flash as identification. Sorry for the long explanation - I just felt compelled to do it.

I managed to put all the landing gear parts together eventually, but I didn't wanted to fiddle too much with the assembly, so I took no photos yet. I will update the build log soon!

Cheers!
Gabriel
Sleepwalker71
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Singapore / 新加坡
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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 10:41 PM GMT+7

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@Gabriel-that has turned out to be a beautiful Mig-15. Excuse my ignorance, but what country's markings are used? Keep up the great work.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"


It is an old style (prior to 1985) Romanian marking.

Damian
b17-peter
#392
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Hessen, Germany
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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 09:12 PM GMT+7
@Gabriel - Great job on your MiG! Congrats!

@Iain - Looking forward to your Tunnan!
Pave-Hawk
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 04:59 PM GMT+7
So my new entry will be this fellow



Lakota
#123
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New Mexico, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 01:54 PM GMT+7
@Gabriel-that has turned out to be a beautiful Mig-15. Excuse my ignorance, but what country's markings are used? Keep up the great work.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
john41492
#442
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Malacca, Malaysia
Joined: July 20, 2015
KitMaker: 115 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 01:45 PM GMT+7
Hi all,

Does it have to be all NMF? I'm wanting to do a PT-20 (Testors), with Lone star interior. I know the wings are yellow, but they are gloss yellow, so all the NMF work still has to be done. The fuselage is NMF. What do you all say?

John