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OFFICIAL: Those Radial Fighters Campaign
john41492
#442
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Malacca, Malaysia
Joined: July 20, 2015
KitMaker: 301 posts
AeroScale: 283 posts
Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 01:55 PM UTC
Hi all!

Chaz and Collin, I didn't look over your shoulders!

Base coats on, and the instrument panel getting there!



Just gotta get the MiG 21 to make a little room around here!
Buckeye198
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Ohio, United States
Joined: May 02, 2010
KitMaker: 591 posts
AeroScale: 195 posts
Posted: Friday, February 14, 2020 - 03:46 PM UTC
Echoing Jesper's comments, outstanding work by you two!! Looking forward to more progress on those Zekes

I just finished my build! I've been making such incremental progress the last few weeks that I guess I forgot to take pictures along the way...oops. I also have to figure out my photography situation since my DIY photocube didn't exactly survive my recent move.
SGTJKJ
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: July 20, 2006
KitMaker: 9,856 posts
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Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 03:25 PM UTC
Beautiful work on the cockpits, Colin and Chaz! It is like twin builds in different scales
YankeeSteve
#511
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Michigan, United States
Joined: July 10, 2018
KitMaker: 25 posts
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Posted: Monday, February 10, 2020 - 04:55 AM UTC
I was looking over your shoulder..... LOL
ColinEdm
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ARMORAMA
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Alberta, Canada
Joined: October 15, 2013
KitMaker: 1,283 posts
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Posted: Saturday, February 08, 2020 - 10:54 AM UTC
Very nice Chaz! Here's my 1/48 A6M5 version so far:
YankeeSteve
#511
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Michigan, United States
Joined: July 10, 2018
KitMaker: 25 posts
AeroScale: 25 posts
Posted: Friday, February 07, 2020 - 02:53 PM UTC
Tamiya 1/72 A6M2 @ Pearl. Underway!!

md72
#439
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Washington, United States
Joined: November 05, 2005
KitMaker: 4,610 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 - 06:58 PM UTC
It's gonna look like a Radial Fighter eventually. Airfix F2A Buffalo.

SGTJKJ
#041
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: July 20, 2006
KitMaker: 9,856 posts
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2020 - 08:23 AM UTC
Welcome back, Raj. Seems like a nice rebound kit to get the mojo flowing!

I have added a metallic coat and some chipping fluid. First time I try the AK heavy chipping fluid, so it will be interesting to control and see the final result.

iflytb20
#501
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Kerala, India / भारत
Joined: August 25, 2009
KitMaker: 278 posts
AeroScale: 183 posts
Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2020 - 03:48 AM UTC
Hello Folks

This will be my entry for the Campaign. Been suffering from severe loss of Mojo and I hope this will bring me back to the bench with full flow.




Cheers
ColinEdm
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ARMORAMA
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Alberta, Canada
Joined: October 15, 2013
KitMaker: 1,283 posts
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Posted: Friday, January 31, 2020 - 04:24 PM UTC
Wot the hay, this treadhead is in with Tamiyas' new(ish) A6M5/5a Zero:
Propster
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: January 01, 2019
KitMaker: 39 posts
AeroScale: 20 posts
Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 06:27 PM UTC
Such great looking builds going on. The 190 and Type 24 very nice.

I am starting in on Eduard's FW190-F8





RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
Joined: September 22, 2016
KitMaker: 201 posts
AeroScale: 175 posts
Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 08:01 PM UTC

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Franck your build is really coming out nice. I too am wondering how the Mig product compares to regular poster tack. Looking forward to seeing more.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"



For 4 years i've used poster tack for a couple of armor models. And when i have peeled the tacks, the paint came off and had a lot of shadow traces.

And I discovered this mig putty and it works like a charm: no shadows, adheres properly and removes perfectly without damaging the paint.
HGBARNES
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AEROSCALE
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Alberta, Canada
Joined: March 15, 2017
KitMaker: 36 posts
AeroScale: 25 posts
Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 03:47 PM UTC
I can offer a lower priced option which is the same as "panzer putty/MIG". It's called "HAND PUTTY". I bought my tin of it for 4 or 5 bucks from bang good in china works better than blu-tac in some cases. For your consideration. The powder blue color takes longer to droop.
brekinapez
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Georgia, United States
Joined: July 26, 2013
KitMaker: 2,052 posts
AeroScale: 125 posts
Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 03:23 PM UTC
Softer. And without the residue.
stoney
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British Columbia, Canada
Joined: October 16, 2006
KitMaker: 462 posts
AeroScale: 49 posts
Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 03:21 PM UTC
would seem like its close to silly putty then?
brekinapez
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Georgia, United States
Joined: July 26, 2013
KitMaker: 2,052 posts
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Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 02:07 PM UTC

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I also wonder how the Mig stuff compares to plain old poster tack.



The Mig stuff is more like the slime toy that kids play with; poster tack is much firmer and has to be kneaded to soften it up. Now, the Mig can get tangled in PE and stuff but you can work it out if you are careful.
Lakota
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New Mexico, United States
Joined: November 17, 2008
KitMaker: 1,103 posts
AeroScale: 263 posts
Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 01:08 PM UTC
Franck your build is really coming out nice. I too am wondering how the Mig product compares to regular poster tack. Looking forward to seeing more.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
Buckeye198
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Ohio, United States
Joined: May 02, 2010
KitMaker: 591 posts
AeroScale: 195 posts
Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 12:43 PM UTC
Franck, that is outstanding! How tight can you get the borders when you use the Mig putty? The pictures you posted look like there's a nice hard edge with minimal to no overspray...exactly like what I was going for but couldn't achieve with frisket film haha! I also wonder how the Mig stuff compares to plain old poster tack.
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
Joined: September 22, 2016
KitMaker: 201 posts
AeroScale: 175 posts
Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 08:02 AM UTC
I see the finish line

First: masking, chipping with masking fluid on the wings edge and a coat of tamyia XF-62


Second: make the camo with Mig Ammo masking putty (awesome product)


And here is the result !


Alex2011
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Bayern, Germany
Joined: May 13, 2018
KitMaker: 56 posts
AeroScale: 14 posts
Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 08:06 PM UTC
Hello everyone,

maybe it's a bit late, but I would like to participate in this campaign with this nice little kit



The model will be build OOB, but I hope that it will capture the look of the real Hayabusa when finished.

Happy modelling
- Alex
SGTJKJ
#041
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: July 20, 2006
KitMaker: 9,856 posts
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Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 11:51 AM UTC
Nice save, Robby. Looking forward to see more.

My Hellcat is coming along. It is based and ready for camouflage. More to follow

RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
Joined: September 22, 2016
KitMaker: 201 posts
AeroScale: 175 posts
Posted: Monday, January 20, 2020 - 09:54 PM UTC

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Franck, who's Buffalo is that? I'm pounding away on the old Airfix bagged kit. Not nearly as nice as yours.



It's the brewster Buffalo from Tamiya in 1/48th.

I've opted for a plane from the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army Air Force.

The cockpit is painted in flat aluminium.
Buckeye198
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Ohio, United States
Joined: May 02, 2010
KitMaker: 591 posts
AeroScale: 195 posts
Posted: Monday, January 20, 2020 - 03:37 PM UTC
The theme for this build is "my way" it'll be really apparent when I'm all done and the markings are finalized, but for now just know that I'm NOT going for 100% historical accuracy nor 100% building perfection. And now, back to the update

So the underside patches were sanded lightly and resprayed with white primer and then the blue. Honestly did not turn out too good, but again, see the above paragraph! It's good enough for me right now, and I'm not planning on setting this on a mirror-base anyway. The patches that remain along the leading edges will be touched up with aluminum, reflecting the few parts of the plane that were metal. The landing gear assemblies were then put into position; without real guides molded onto the pieces, it's a real guessing game where the gear covers are supposed to go. I just aimed for symmetry, and I think I accomplished that.


I also touched up topside. After struggling with the masking, I just did what made me happy and sprayed over the black patches freehand/soft-edge. It really turned out well, though I'm a tad upset that I still won't have a hard-edge camo model on my shelf.


Almost ready for decals, weathering, and the final touches!
md72
#439
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Washington, United States
Joined: November 05, 2005
KitMaker: 4,610 posts
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Posted: Monday, January 20, 2020 - 05:06 AM UTC
Franck, who's Buffalo is that? I'm pounding away on the old Airfix bagged kit. Not nearly as nice as yours.
SpeedyJ
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Bangkok, Thailand / ไทย
Joined: September 17, 2013
KitMaker: 1,423 posts
AeroScale: 163 posts
Posted: Monday, January 20, 2020 - 03:08 AM UTC
Mr. Campaign leader.
NOT INTERESTED ANYMORE,BYE BYE!