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OFFICIAL: The Big Three Campaign
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 04:20 AM UTC
Well, we don't have a ribbon yet, so here's my first stab at one:





What do you all think?

Michael
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Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 01:46 PM UTC
Michael, I like the green and yellow with the 3 different a/c.

Bob

I have been working on the Spitfire and I think that it now looks OK!


Lakota
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Posted: Sunday, December 01, 2019 - 01:55 AM UTC
Way to go Bob! Looking good, I'm glad to see the Spit get put back on the bench. I still regret throwing away some of my models. Keep up the good fight, can't wait to see more progress.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
archaicguy70
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Posted: Monday, December 02, 2019 - 10:55 AM UTC
Looks fine to me Michael

Looking good Bob!

I got some time over the weekend and made some headway

Untitled by Jeff, on Flickr
Untitled by Jeff, on Flickr
Untitled by Jeff, on Flickr
nico37
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Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 08:47 PM UTC
Hi all,

good works so far.

I just ordered the Eduard Sptifires MK XVI Dual Combo, i think i'll do the Bubbletop blue one.

Cheers
Nico

archaicguy70
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Posted: Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 09:00 AM UTC
This Campaign has been a bit slow as far as posting has gone. I have finished my build and I have to say that I am very pleased with the outcome despite the atrocious Peddinghaus decals, I get better at aircraft with each build. It's a great learning experience. So without further delay here is my finished build.

Untitled by Jeff, on Flickr
Untitled by Jeff, on Flickr
Untitled by Jeff, on Flickr
Lakota
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Posted: Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 11:43 AM UTC
Jeff,
Sweet model, congratulations on completing your build.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 12:17 PM UTC
Very nice work Jeff!

I expect things will pick up. I have a feeling my Hanukkah present might make an appearance soon.

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, December 22, 2019 - 02:56 PM UTC
Hey folks. This is my first campaign for aircraft. I also made a mistake with the forums: I forgot to click post on the earlier draft I made. Oops. Anyway, here's my entry: Hobby Boss P-51D. The cockpit detail is sparse, the landing gear is reversed and there are features that make the aircraft a later model than the one advertised in the decals. Still, quite a quick plane to put together. I love the concept of these easy build kits. Good practice for when I build the Tamiya.

Edit: I forgot to add that this was supposed to be a bare metal bird but I dropped some thinner into the finished NMF and my thumbs thereby left fingerprint marks... Very disappointe but I was lucky there was a olive drab option for decals so I shifted to that instead of letting the kit go to waste.







MichaelSatin
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Posted: Monday, December 23, 2019 - 12:49 AM UTC
Oh dear!



Happy Hanukkah indeed!

Michael
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Posted: Monday, December 23, 2019 - 01:22 AM UTC
Michael, you've got some work in front of you there mate, but the type of work that brings a big smile to your face.

Looking forward to progress reports on this one.

Cheers, D
archaicguy70
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Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2019 - 04:06 AM UTC
Great work Nigel! Good save on that intrusive fingerprint...I hate when that happens
kunjuro
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Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2019 - 04:53 PM UTC

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Great work Nigel! Good save on that intrusive fingerprint...I hate when that happens



Thanks mate! I thought I was nearly done with the bird. I applied Tamiya Clear and Matte coats over it to seal the decals. Left it for nearly 2 days. Then I used oil dot filters with mineral spirits to add some variety to the basecoat.

The FINAL step should have been one last panel lining with Tamiya Enamels. Unfortunately, [auto-censored] happened. The enamel thinner lifted the paint on most of the top part of the nose and the flaps. Pretty pissed off, I elected to repaint the whole thing - and reapply some gloss to the parts to make sure they look similar. There were some parts of the plane that still looked repainted/fresh/different after but a bit of oil paint, chipping and scratches took care of that.

Here she is. I'm calling her done (though I might add some dust pigment for the wheels). Just in time for christmas! Was a relatively enjoyable build despite the (self inflicted) difficulties and bad luck. I have a BF109 and another P-51 in the stash though and I might revisit hte campaign next year if I have time. Would appreciate any constructive criticism so I can improve on my next bird!


MichaelSatin
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Posted: Wednesday, December 25, 2019 - 03:05 AM UTC
Very nicely done Nigel! The only "issue" I see is the DF loop antenna on the spine. I'm pretty sure that was a CBI theater item only (and maybe SW Pacific), I know they didn't use them in Europe where the 357th FG saw action.

Congrats on finishing!

Michael
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Posted: Friday, January 03, 2020 - 04:46 PM UTC
Would this qualify as 25% or less complete? The only change since that pic was taken is I painted the engine block black in preparation for assembling the nose. If not I have other options.

MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, January 04, 2020 - 02:16 AM UTC

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Would this qualify as 25% or less complete? The only change since that pic was taken is I painted the engine block black in preparation for assembling the nose. If not I have other options.



I think you're good to go with that one, Shell. Which kit is it?

Michael
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Posted: Saturday, January 04, 2020 - 06:57 AM UTC

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Would this qualify as 25% or less complete? The only change since that pic was taken is I painted the engine block black in preparation for assembling the nose. If not I have other options.



I think you're good to go with that one, Shell. Which kit is it?

Michael



It is the Dragon 109 E-4 kit. Funny thing is I also have a Spitfire in limbo, but that one is probably over 25% as I have the interior done and the wings on; I was getting ready to start masking it for exterior paint. And I have a Revell early P-51D but I need a replacement for the distorted canopy that came in the kit.
SpeedyJ
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 12:31 AM UTC
Hello all.
Some call it "going to the Darkside" but I had to break out the Bf109-G6 for this campaign Lots of goodies to choose from.
Kit is Revell's 04665 (1/32 Scale) Messerschmitt Bf109-G6.
Starting picture will follow later, first finish some shopping"

Cheers,

Robert Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 01:16 AM UTC
My entry for this campaign


Some of the aftermarket I'm going to use:
-Eduard Big Sin 63209
-Barracuda Cast Oil Cooler Fairing
-Yahu Dash/Instrument Panel
-Quickboost QB32170 Corrected Gun Bulges
-HGW 132002 Seatbelts
-EagleCals EC#171 Bf109 G-6s set
I also have the AIMS Hatches & Latches and Gear Bay set, but not sure in what way it will contribute to the build right now, we will see.

Cheers and have a nice evening.

Robert Jan
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Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 10:30 PM UTC
Wing interior is chrome (Molotow) and lights were tinted with inks on back:



Upper and lower wing half fit is quite tight, so the clear part may need little trimming. I used clamps, because didn't wan't to remove paint.
SpeedyJ
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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 10:38 PM UTC

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My entry for this campaign


Some of the aftermarket I'm going to use:
-Eduard Big Sin 63209
-Barracuda Cast Oil Cooler Fairing
-Yahu Dash/Instrument Panel
-Quickboost QB32170 Corrected Gun Bulges
-HGW 132002 Seatbelts
-EagleCals EC#171 Bf109 G-6s set
I also have the AIMS Hatches & Latches and Gear Bay set, but not sure in what way it will contribute to the build right now, we will see.

Cheers and have a nice evening.

Robert Jan



I just removed my name from the list. No longer interested in this Campaign.

iflytb20
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2020 - 03:52 AM UTC
Hello Folks

This is my entry




Having built their 109 F kit last year, I hope to build this without any major issues.



The planned marking. I always had a thing for JG5 and would be my first build in their markings.

Cheers
md72
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2020 - 05:47 AM UTC
I really got to get started.
YankeeSteve
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Posted: Friday, February 07, 2020 - 02:50 PM UTC
Spit Vb for Malta:



Bf 109G-6 JG 300:



Both Tamiya 1/72 Kits and are underway!!
RussellE
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Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 10:02 PM UTC
Hey folks! I'm going to attack the stash with these three:
Airfix's 1/72 Mustang

their 1/72 Me109

and their Spitfire FMk22


Maybe I've bitten off more than I can chew, but I gotta have a go at getting the stash back to single digits!