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RedwingNev
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2020 - 02:25 AM UTC
Mike, you gotta finish the Falcon!

1) It's so close to being done

2) It's cool.
amegan
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Posted: Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 02:46 AM UTC
I am in for this, my whole building trail got stuck and haven’t built anything for a couple of years. Two builds, Tamiya 1/48 Bf109E3 actually painted it today so pic later. Roden 1/48 BE2c that has been fighting back. Main painting and assembly is done but it is so fragile
amegan
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Posted: Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 11:08 AM UTC
This is my BE2c covered in dust and with a broken rudder. The tail plane will not stay attached without rigging it so was removed. Two big problems are, I need to find my rigging thread, and where did I put the rest of the kit?




amegan
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Posted: Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 11:20 AM UTC
The 109E is a simpler job, I actually worked on this before I decided to post here. Today painted camo and added decals

Bink123
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Posted: Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 11:57 AM UTC
Elegant aeroplane is the BE2C.

IMHO once you have the two wings on and the fuselage buttoned up, you're half way there. You've already put a lot of work on it so if I were you I'd carry on.

Looks like you need is new undercarriage, and tail planes, and some markings - maybe what-if civil?

amegan
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Posted: Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 09:39 AM UTC
Dug the rest of the kit out this morning, social isolation has some benefits. As far as I can see I just need a new rudder, everything else is there. Need to finish the 109 first then I can concentrate on the BE2
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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 10:59 AM UTC
Good to see some stuff getting done here!

Lord knows, I have plenty of kits I should be working on for campaigns I started, but I have this urge to build an F-86. And, as it happens, I have the original issue of the 1/32 Kinetic kit in the stash, with the AMS resin upgrades and a Wardbirds decal sheet for John Glenn's MiG Mad Marine. I started it a long time ago and then put it aside, for some reason. Here's where I am now:



It's a pretty good kit, and the AMS stuff really dresses up the cockpit. Maybe it's time to jump back in...

Michael
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Posted: Monday, March 30, 2020 - 02:36 AM UTC
Wow, Andrew. That BE2c will be a challenge, but I am sure you can do it.

Looking forward to see more.
amegan
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2020 - 07:46 AM UTC
Completed the 109E-3 as a completely bog standard build of Tamiya’s kit. Not a very detailed kit, but right for what I needed at the time. It matches my BoB set of fighters, Tamiya Spit, Airfix Hurri and Italieri CR42.



amegan
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2020 - 08:11 AM UTC
Now the 109 is out of the way, I can concentrate on the. First task was a good clean and the discovery that the top wing is painted in Olive Drab rather than my preferred Khaki Drab. Have to see if I have any paint, I can’t get any more at the moment. Decided to rig anyway using 8lb breaking strain fishing line. I had drilled most of the required holes before, but still had to drill some. Removed the damaged rudder and found the missing piece in the box. Will try to join it back on but will have to repaint the decal. Enjoyed rigging and the model is a lot stronger
Photos to follow when the gallery sorts itself out
amegan
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2020 - 09:41 AM UTC




Roden BE2c 1/48 wings rigged
amegan
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2020 - 09:13 PM UTC
Last night I moved on further, fitting and figging the tail plane. This had been fitted before but the soft Roden plastic and the small fixing area had given way too easily. Once rigged it is strong enough, along with the 1mm steel pins in the front spar position to hold the root in place.


amegan
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Posted: Monday, April 06, 2020 - 01:31 AM UTC
Pushed on with the BE, but the Roden plastic strikes again, one undercarriage Vee-piece broken on the sprue. Too thin to glue together so scratch built 2new ones from brass wire, then narrowed the originals down to act as a fairing. Bit of filler and we are in business again


A bit of paint, Khaki Drab this time brushed on, and the fitrst decals

amegan
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Posted: Tuesday, April 07, 2020 - 11:03 AM UTC
Getting on now, wheel propellor, decals, exhausts, touch up paint. Rudder repaint and fitted



After all the wingeing I did about Roden plastic, the wingtip skids came off the sprues perfectly. Armament and control wires left to do
amegan
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Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 09:53 PM UTC
Finally, calling this one complete, I have a rigging wire misplaced but the lid has glued itself to the cyano so can't change it at the moment. I completely failed with the Roden windscreens. The screens are supplied flat, as acetate sheet and I should have fitted them a couple of years ago before the wings.






RedwingNev
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Posted: Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 11:34 PM UTC
Wow, she's a beauty!
SHAKY962
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Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 03:34 AM UTC
Excellent work Nell!!

Here is my entry

Ilyushin Il-76MD in 1/144, is my first kit in that scale

20200418_121935 by Shaky962, en Flickr
RedwingNev
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Posted: Sunday, May 03, 2020 - 10:41 PM UTC
A 2nd Hangar Queen entry for me. This one has been in the loft for 15 years I reckon.

As it was when it came down a few weeks ago


As it is now after a little bit of work. I might give it another coat of silver just to make sure before I spray the ailerons grey and move onto the decals.


SGTJKJ
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Posted: Tuesday, May 05, 2020 - 07:09 AM UTC
Andrew, that is a great build! The rigging looks sharp. Congrats on finishing.

I have also finished my build for this campaign. The Dust 1947 VTOL night fighter. I decided to finish it in a desert camo.

I am quite satisfied with the build although one of the crosses on the wing caught a lot of tiny bubbles I cannot get out no matter how much I cut and re-soak the decal in strong setting solution.









md72
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Posted: Thursday, May 07, 2020 - 05:51 PM UTC
Got all of the decals placed. Now it's just the small bits and I'm DONE!

MLD
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Posted: Friday, May 08, 2020 - 12:05 PM UTC
So, it's the Hind..

Cockpit as it stands


Inital work on the gunners sight


Some more work on the troop compartment.
though these curved sections are oversized, I may pull them out and try again. They are all but invisible inside, but I'll know they are there.



Here in real life


Next, all that wiring here.
john41492
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Posted: Saturday, May 09, 2020 - 02:20 AM UTC
Hi All!

Wow! So much going on here, and really good stuff! Andrew, nice finish! Jesper, always fun to see what you finish!

A quick update on my Ki-61. I was finally able to get the wings on and solve the alignment issues using some ten thousand inch plastic card cut into wedges. Then a few applications of superglue, and lots of sanding. It turned out alright!



I'm now fitting a Squadron canopy onto her, and will be replacing some panel lines. After all that, we'll see how it will be finished as. Till then, be safe, wash your hands, and have fun!

And Mike, do the Falcon!!
MLD
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Posted: Saturday, May 09, 2020 - 10:47 AM UTC
John, thanks for that.. the Hind has my attention now, but my attention can be... fleeting...

More interior details for the cockpit. Those rudder pedals are only tacked in place, they needed adjustments.



RedwingNev
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Posted: Sunday, May 10, 2020 - 05:52 AM UTC
Cockpit is looking great.

Jesper, that's a cool little kit. Shame about the decal on the wing. Could you do something to turn it into a "happy accident?" Extra weathering, replacement panel in different colour?
RedwingNev
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Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 04:20 AM UTC
Finished my second entry in this campaign, and incredibly my 8th finished model this year.

Very happy with how this turned out. Only problem was the decals which were very fragile and cracked and shattered very easily. The yellow leading edge markings were especially bad and pretty much unusable. The date on the sheet was 2003, and they've been in the loft for most of the past 17 years so perhaps I shouldn't be surprised...…I ended up raiding the decals folder for some yellow markings from an old Tamiya F-84 Thunderjet Not perfect but pulled me out of a hole.

The aircraft is from a training squadron based in Japan so I kept the weathering to a minimum.