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OFFICIAL: Those Radial Fighters Campaign
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 12:30 PM UTC
Welcome to our Those Radial Fighters Campaign and thanks to Bob for leading it! This campaign is all about fighter aircraft with radial engines. The campaign will run from 1 November, 2019 through 1 June, 2020.

If you want to see the rules and sign up, go here. Post campaign related discussion and in-progress photos in this thread. Pics of finished models should be posted in the campaign gallery.

Looking forward to models of those fighters with big round engines up front!

Michael
Bigrip74
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Posted: Friday, November 01, 2019 - 08:22 AM UTC
I pulled out my Tamiya A6M2N RUFE and realized that I have never built an A6M in my building experience.

Bob
Bigrip74
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Posted: Friday, November 01, 2019 - 08:33 AM UTC
my opening photo

YankeeSteve
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Posted: Friday, November 01, 2019 - 12:07 PM UTC
My Entry: Tamiya 1/72 A6M2b!!

Bigrip74
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Posted: Friday, November 01, 2019 - 01:17 PM UTC
Chaz, how is your Tamiya kit re: flash?

This is the first time Ive had a Tamiya kit with lots of flash. Must be an old mold.

Bob
PasiAhopelto
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Posted: Friday, November 01, 2019 - 11:28 PM UTC
Here's my entry:

PeeJay74
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Posted: Saturday, November 02, 2019 - 01:24 AM UTC
Tamiya 1:48 P-47D Razorback

I think I can swing this, too. I have built the bubbletop so I need to add a razorback to the display collection.

Bigrip74
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Posted: Saturday, November 02, 2019 - 09:06 AM UTC
Pasi: I was looking at that kit when trying to make my decision on what to build for this campaign. I will watch to see how your Ki-84 assembles.

PJ: I have that kit along with the Hasegawa also in hopes of starting the SIG for P-47's,

WEL! I made a mistake that I had told myself not to make. I read the plans re: the main float and its weight to keep the a/c from tail sitting. I started to construct and made the mistake of not installing the counter weight. So an access hole was drilled for some white glue and BB"s



Bob
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Posted: Sunday, November 03, 2019 - 10:57 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
I've changed my mind about the I-16. I'll be building a Ki-84 instead.

Kit is 1:72 scale from Hasegawa.

Looking forward to everyone's builds.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, November 03, 2019 - 11:18 AM UTC
Don, Im happy to see you with another sweet Ki84.

Bob
john41492
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Malacca, Malaysia
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Posted: Sunday, November 03, 2019 - 07:30 PM UTC
Hi All,

I'm in with Hasegawa's A6M3 Type 22. This one will be pretty much out of the box, but plan to add some brake lines, engine wires, and some seat belts. Still not sure on the final scheme yet.


Paul, nice choice, though seems to me that things are going the route of Japan! Besides, you'd be better doing the P-47 for the SOSIG P-47 Build! Of course I'm a bit biased!

Have fun!
Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, November 04, 2019 - 10:01 AM UTC
A little more progress on the main float.

1. dropped through the hole with BB"s and white glue.
2. filled the hole with Squadron white putty and the seam with Liquitex.
3. status now of the Rufe.



petbat
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Posted: Monday, November 04, 2019 - 12:41 PM UTC
Best laid plans Bob... glad to see you have a reasonable solution going

Let he who has never committed the same sin cast the first stone...


Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, November 04, 2019 - 12:52 PM UTC
Thanks, Peter for being nice about my misstep.

Bob
PeeJay74
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Posted: Monday, November 04, 2019 - 01:00 PM UTC
@John Hmm, I could always keep with the trend and switch to building something like this:



I can hold on to the Jug for the SOSIG build.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Tuesday, November 05, 2019 - 06:23 PM UTC
PJ, I have not built many (0) Japanese a/c so this is my chance to branch out. Plus watching yours and the others may help me to improve my building efforts.

The main float is finished and the 1/4" hole is now filled and sanded down to a smooth finish. Maybe Ill look at the instructions more carefully and keep the steps.

RhinoSpit
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Posted: Tuesday, November 05, 2019 - 11:20 PM UTC
hello,

i have 2 questions:
- are WWI planes allowed?
- are rotary motors allowed?
Bigrip74
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Posted: Wednesday, November 06, 2019 - 05:25 AM UTC

Quoted Text

hello,

i have 2 questions:
- are WWI planes allowed?
- are rotary motors allowed?



Frank, Yes any radial engine.

Bob
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Wednesday, November 06, 2019 - 08:39 AM UTC
Anyone have a ribbon idea?

Michael
Bigrip74
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Posted: Wednesday, November 06, 2019 - 09:25 AM UTC
Michael,I am not good with ribbons so if anyone has an idea please share.

Bob
md72
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Posted: Wednesday, November 06, 2019 - 10:50 AM UTC
Found my Buffalo, got in a replacement aiming window. Now I just gotta get out from under the Honey dos.