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BlackWidow
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Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 11:19 PM UTC

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.... but I gotta have a go at getting the stash back to single digits!


Single Digits? You mean 0-9 kits? Oh .... well .... I'm farer away from that than the sun is from the earth ....
RussellE
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 08:38 AM UTC

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.... but I gotta have a go at getting the stash back to single digits!


Single Digits? You mean 0-9 kits? Oh .... well .... I'm farer away from that than the sun is from the earth ....



Yup! I mean between 1~9 kits Torsten Don't worry though, I'm a long way away from single digits and it'll be quite some time till I get there. But! Given most are 1/72 aircraft, what better way than to dive into some campaigns with multiple builds?

Further away from single digits than the sun is from the Earth?? Hm, I've heard of those rumoured Super-Stashes! Kits numbering in the hundreds if not thousands... Might yours be one of those?
md72
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 08:48 AM UTC
I think in my case it's an earth to the moon thing. At just over 400 kits, I'm sure I'm in the lower range of stashes. But I'm probably SABRE already.
RussellE
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 09:35 AM UTC

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I think in my case it's an earth to the moon thing. At just over 400 kits, I'm sure I'm in the lower range of stashes. But I'm probably SABRE already.



400 kits! Holy moley! That's a fair way to the sun in all honesty!

SABRE?
BlackWidow
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 09:58 AM UTC

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.... At just over 400 kits ....


We play in the same league, Mark. Last time I've counted my stash it was 410, since then a few left and some new arrived. So not really a change. All 1/48 and 1/35, plus a handfull 1/32. But I know some folks who have 3-4 times more than me .... We're all crazy in a positive way
RussellE
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 12:40 PM UTC

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.... At just over 400 kits ....


We play in the same league, Mark. Last time I've counted my stash it was 410, since then a few left and some new arrived. So not really a change. All 1/48 and 1/35, plus a handfull 1/32. But I know some folks who have 3-4 times more than me .... We're all crazy in a positive way



410 kits, Torsten! Wow!

Whilst not being in triple digits, the nature of my stash means that I have enough to last me a very long time, some items being very complicated ship models that, knowing my glacial build pace will take years to complete

Yes, we're all crazy!
md72
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 02:47 PM UTC
My modeling group did an informal survey, I think with 20-30 responses we had enough kits for a well stocked hobby shop.

A couple of folks were claiming over 1000 kits.

Most of mine are 1/72 aircraft, with some 1/48, 1/32 and 1/144 planes. A few ships and subs and a bunch of 1/35 and 1/72 armor, AFV and soft sides.
kunjuro
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Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 03:17 AM UTC
Hi folks! SO, I technically already finished the P-51 for this campaign....

...but I decided to build a BF109 I have not built a Luftwaffe plane in 1/48 so I'm gonna treat this as a practice build! What better place to do that than in a campaign hehe. Here is my chosen testbed: the old Academy/Minicraft BF109G6

PasiAhopelto
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2020 - 01:28 AM UTC
Ready to glue fuselage halves:

BlackWidow
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Posted: Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 03:51 AM UTC
Have started with my Mersu Dual Combo recently. Cockpits are done now ....




I have started a build blog some days ago. Have a look if you like. I will post more work-in-progress-photos there than here.

Stay healthy!
Torsten
eMan
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Posted: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 06:57 PM UTC
Progress update, Hasegawa 1/48 Bf109F.




iflytb20
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Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 01:58 AM UTC
Hello folks

For starters I hope all of your and your family members are safe and I will pray it remains that way.

Due to the COVID-19 related travel stoppages I've been stood down and don't see myself going to work in the near future. To avoid getting cabin fever I've been spending more time on the workbench and have finally gotten my various stalled builds going including my entry for this GB.




The cockpit went on without any major issues. My only crib is the PE instrument panel.Those horizontal lines are frankly too annoying to look at but thankfully once the cockpit is all sealed up, you won't be able too see any of that.



No major issues with the fit of the wings. I just needed a bit of help to close the small gap at the wingroot.




Got all the RLM02 and the theater marking painted



I marked out the camo pattern with a lead pencil...



.....and got the camouflage painted.



After sealing the decals with future I found a picture of my chosen aircraft that showed the black markings at the wingroot. Thinking 24 hours was enough for the future to cure, I went ahead and masked the fuselage. It wasn't enough



I went ahead and scraped off the damaged decal as best as I could....



...and dug into the spares bin for a replacement decal.And with this i've completed my build. I'm still thinking whether to weather it or not. I will take some better pics and post it here soon.

Thanks for watching
Cheers
BlackWidow
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Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 08:06 AM UTC
Thanks for your well wishes, Raj! Everything is fine on this side of the monitor. I'm still working and I don't belong to these privileged people working in their "Home Office" now, because I work in the dispatch department of my company. So I do my share to keep the economy engine running .... In the news over here they only talk about home office working as if there's no other work. That really displeases me!

Love your "Eismeerjäger"! Have the same option in my stash but on a Revell 1/32 kit. I'm also working on an Eduard kit like you but with different national insignias in the end. Have the same issue with the gaps on the wing roots but I'll use some filler here.

Anyway, here is some progress on both Mersus ....

.... have cut off the pitot tube and will replace it later with an Evergreen Profile ....

.... nearly no gaps to see on MT-230, the Bf 109 G-2 ....

.... but the more to see on the right side of MT-508, the Bf 109 G-6. First I use clear tape, then fill the gap with putty ....

.... more to follow. If you like to see more details feel free to have a look at my build blog which I've mentioned earlier.

Stay at home and build a model!
Torsten
RussellE
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Posted: Friday, March 27, 2020 - 12:18 AM UTC
Congratulations on a very fine build Raj!

Torsten, your builds are moving along nicely!

It's not good what's happening, and the media seem to driving a lot of the hysteria...

Stay safe and best of health to all!
Shrimpman
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Posted: Friday, March 27, 2020 - 08:49 PM UTC
Hi,
I've started P-51 last week, just cut some parts out and started painting the cockpit when I remembered there was an Aeroscale campaign! Is it too late to join in? I only put maybe an hour or two into it so far. It is an old Academy 1/72 model I have inherited from dad's stash. I am not yet decided how I want to finish it, I will probably stick with OOB livery because the yellow tail would nicely stand out in my collection, but am also considering some other paint schemes.