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OFFICIAL: Hot 1950s in the Cold War Campaign
Naseby
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Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 08:54 AM UTC
Done. I cant believe this has actually worked. The basic construction, minus the single link tracks is done, I left the wheels, the antenna, the .50 cal and clear parts off for painting, and there are a few touch-ups with putty needed. But other than that, the Easy Eight is ready for priming, and I even had time for lunch and dinner

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Naseby
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Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 01:16 AM UTC
So as planned, started the M4A3E8 today in the morning. Photos showing the progress so far. There is still much to do, but I think its still manageable to get the basic construction done today.

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Naseby
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Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 08:50 AM UTC
The kit is now starting to show its short-run heart. The fit of the main fuselage and canopy parts with the cockpit is less then ideal so a lot of putty is needed. While I will be waiting for the putty to cure I was thinking about a quick de tour. I have Tamiyas 1/35 M4A3E8 ww2 version Easy Eight Sherman in stash which I wanted to build as a Korean war tank. Since the kit is preaty simple I was wondering if it can be built literally in one day (minus painting). So thats what I will try to do tomorrow. The WW2 version has a slightly different exhaust 'cover', however some pictures from Korea do show it closed so Im not going to bother to change that. Since I bought also simgle link tracks, these will not be part of the 'challenge' for obvious reasons.

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Naseby
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Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018 - 07:36 AM UTC
Instructions were found again and the cockpit is ready for closing up. Since the clear parts are a bit on the thick side I opted for more contrasting colors, so that in the end there is still something to see in the cockpit.

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Naseby
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Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 05:53 AM UTC
If nobody has any objections, I think we can go ahead with this ribbon.
I started to cut plastic Yesterday, unfortunately today my two year old son has hidden the instruction sheet somewhere so I need to find it before I go ahead with the build (I know I know I shouldnt have let him play with it). Im not that familiar with the Dragonfly as to attempt a construction without instructions

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MichaelSatin
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Posted: Thursday, November 08, 2018 - 01:21 PM UTC

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Ok so we might have a winner, what do You think ?



Let me know and I'll be glad to upload it!

Michael
Naseby
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Posted: Thursday, November 08, 2018 - 10:04 AM UTC
Ok so we might have a winner, what do You think ?
md72
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Posted: Thursday, November 08, 2018 - 03:33 AM UTC
Yes Franck, the second yellow and black choice, the one without 1950s across the stripes.
Lakota
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Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 - 11:50 PM UTC
Howdy Y'all

I'll vote for #2 also.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
RhinoSpit
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Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 - 09:24 PM UTC
Are you ok with the second proposal ?
md72
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Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 - 07:40 AM UTC
I think I like the plain (plane?) yellow and black stripes. Didn't know about them in Suez, yellow and black were also used on some 4th Fighter Interceptor group in Korea.
Naseby
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Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 - 04:17 AM UTC
Those stripes look nice. I like it. Any other suggestions ?
Jessie_C
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Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 - 03:30 AM UTC

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During my spare time, i've make two ribbons inspired by the suez campaign stripes.

(1)

(2)



No. 2 was what I had in mind.
RhinoSpit
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Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 - 12:19 AM UTC
During my spare time, i've make two ribbons inspired by the suez campaign stripes.

(1)

(2)
Naseby
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Posted: Tuesday, November 06, 2018 - 09:34 AM UTC
Sorry for the late reply on the ribbon question, I was bussy today with final touch-ups on the Hurricane for the MTO Campaign. Both ribbons suggested so far are cool - the thermometer suggested by Frank and the stripes suggested by Jessie. I will try to do the stripes ribbon tomorrow - provided I didnt forget how to use Corel
Lakota
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 02:19 PM UTC
Thanks Michael!
I didn't know what to think about #1.
I think Jessica had an idea for #2 but I don't know how to do graphics.
Take Care,

Don "Lakota"
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 12:41 PM UTC

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Howdy Y'all
I had a couple of questions:
1. Why is the campaign running for less than the usual 6 months?
2. Does anyone else have an idea for a ribbon?
Just my 2 cents of comments.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"




Don,

The answer to your first question is: Because I can't do math. It's fixed now.

Don't have an answer to the second one, that's on our Fearless Leader Jacob to decide.

Michael
jimb
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 12:01 PM UTC
Darn! And I just finished my F-86F.

Jim
Lakota
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 11:43 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
I had a couple of questions:
1. Why is the campaign running for less than the usual 6 months?
2. Does anyone else have an idea for a ribbon?
Just my 2 cents of comments.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"

Lakota
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 10:40 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
Here's the kit I will be building. I changed my mind and decided not to do Jesse Brown's Corsair. I understand the HobbyBoss F4U-4 is a better kit so I'll build one some day.




I haven't decided if I'll use AM parts, I have a cockpit and wheels. Does anyone know if the True Details cockpit would fit into the HobbyBoss kit? It is made specifically for the Hasegawa F4U-4.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
RhinoSpit
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2018 - 09:04 PM UTC
I have this special hobby in 1:72 somewhere in my stash :



The first mission is too find him

The good news is that we have found a bigger apartment and i'll have my men cave
(in february)
Naseby
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2018 - 08:44 PM UTC
@Mihael : Surely now, who would not quit his job to do models ? , nah Im kidding, it wasnt what it used to be so I figured lets have an "extended" holiday over Christmas.

@Franck : Seafire would be interesting for sure, which kit do You have in mind ?
RhinoSpit
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Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 07:49 PM UTC
i've a lot of planes in my stash who fought during the korean war, the malaya incidents, the indochina war. so it's difficult to choose a kit.

i think, i'll make a Beaufighter for the malaya incident and a seafire mk.47 for the korean war.
md72
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Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 04:07 PM UTC
Ah Scrap I got the Hong Kong 1/144 Meteor in a goodie bag at at model convention but it didn't have any decals. Finding 1/144 RAAF/RAF decals on this side of the pond is a bit problematic.

The F-80 is starting to look like a go.
Jessie_C
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Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 01:07 PM UTC

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@Jacob, I hate you, I've wanted that one in 1/72 since the last time I saw "The Bridges of Toko-Ri"

Another campaign I'm behind on and it just started. Haven't decided between a Korean Corsair, F-80, or a possible Suez Gloster Meteor. I'd love to do the Meteor, it's 1/144 but I think the plastic is a Mk IV and the decals are for a Mk VIII. Could anyone tell the difference???



Oh yes. The Mk 8 Meatbox had an entirely different tail and a longer fuselage. All is not lost, however. Miniwings does a Mk 8 in 1/144. In larger scales there's the Hannants/MPM/Airfix 1/72 and Airfix 1/48 kits.