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Hangar Queen 8
md72
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Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 07:00 AM UTC
Oh wow, it's been a while. Some progress.
the Alclad aluminum, some Vallejo(?) flat black on the deicers, also on the tip tanks, OD on the front nose and a metalizer on the rocket doors.



john41492
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 03:14 AM UTC
Hey Mark!

Looks like it's getting there! Don't loose steam now, you can do it!
md72
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 07:16 AM UTC
Well.... It looks like I've entered all 8 Hanger Queens. But I've only managed to finish 4 (5 if I pull this one off). So I'm hardly the King of Queens. Love to help run a campaign.
GaryKato
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 11:05 AM UTC

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Well.... It looks like I've entered all 8 Hanger Queens. But I've only managed to finish 4 (5 if I pull this one off). So I'm hardly the King of Queens. Love to help run a campaign.



I think I've been just every Unfinished campaign on Armorama. I have one ribbon. I have been in the last 2 or 3 of Model Shipwright's Dry Docked campaigns, with 1 ribbon. But where there is life (and paint and glue), there is hope.
md72
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 11:50 AM UTC
I see that I have been trying to finish the Monogram F8F Bearcat for the last 4 Hanger Queens It was even the goal for this HQ, until I cratered on the F-94 in the paint shop
MLD
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Joined: July 21, 2002
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Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 - 12:31 PM UTC
Latest hangar queen off the shelf of shame and getting some bench time.
Is it still ‘weathering’ in space? Bandai MP-02A Oggo. More of a weathering testbed than a serious build, seams abound and I’m ok w it. Still a WIP.






MLD
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2018 - 01:45 PM UTC
annnddddd done!

Going for the new launcher on an old ship look. Not sure I pulled it off.



Not like I don't have more than an few on deck for hangar queen 9-27...

2002hummer
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Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 09:02 AM UTC
Here is pictures of my entry. It was started for the Civilian campaign but did not get far.




2002hummer
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Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 09:11 AM UTC
This is the aircraft I hope to build. Boeing T38 Talon chase plane.

john41492
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 01:28 AM UTC
Hi All,

After all the work done, all that needed to be done was some touch up of the red and blue. Using low tack masking tape I did the red, and while removing the tape I noticed that the decals were trying to lift. So I lightly applied the tape for the blue areas, and tried my best to get some coverage. Removal of this tape also was pulling off the fragile decals.

AT this point I called it a done deal.

So off came the masks from the canopy, and to add insult to injury, the canopy had become cracked, and the control stick had broken free of the plane and "Bob" the pilot, only to be hopelessly lodged behind the pilots headrest!

So here it is, Academy's 1/48 F-16A Thunderbird...







My overall thoughts on this kit are this:

Pro's - fabulous recessed detail, looks great in the box, and very affordable.

Con's - Nothing fits, putty every seam, decals are horrible.

conclusion: If you want to do a 1/48 F-16 Thunderbird, pay a little more for the Hasegawa kit, I know it goes together nicely and the decals are great including a decal for the pilots helmet. I imagine the Tamiya kit would also be worth it. The Monogram kit also is superior to this kit regarding fit and decals.

Now onto something a bit more rewarding! We've only got a little over a month left on this Hangar Queen build, so get em wrapped up, or feel free to slide right into Hanger Queen 9! I know I'll be here!!
2002hummer
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Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 11:56 AM UTC
Hello all I am going to withdraw from this build as I received a kit of my favorite aircraft. A 1/48 Beechcraft D17 Staggerwing. I want to concentrate on it.
eMan
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Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 02:09 PM UTC
Progress update, Czech Model 1/48 Northrop XP-56 Black Bullet.




wizard179
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Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 05:37 AM UTC
Hi all

It's been a long time since I've been around here. My entry for this campaign will be the Italeri 1/72 C-47 Skytrain. I almost entered it for Hangar Queen 2... It's further along than it was then and I want it done before the year is out. I'll post a picture of it's current state soon.

Cheers
Damian
wizard179
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Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 09:59 PM UTC
Ok, so this is where the C-47 was at when I posted.






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GaryKato
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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 05:51 AM UTC
I'm giving up on my build for this campaign. My heart just isn't in it. This lets me turn my attention to the He 111 for the "Bomber 2" campaign.

I hope to be working on another kit for "Hangar Queens 9".
john41492
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Posted: Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 01:46 AM UTC
Hey Gary, don't feel bad, there's a reason it's called "Hangar Queens"!

When you get the time, come on back!

For the rest of you all, time is ticking down to a new year, so get-em done, or sign up for next year!

John
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 02:30 AM UTC

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Hey Gary, don't feel bad, there's a reason it's called "Hangar Queens"!

When you get the time, come on back!

For the rest of you all, time is ticking down to a new year, so get-em done, or sign up for next year!

John



John,

Interesting in leading Hanger Queen 9? You're doing a great job here!

Michael
john41492
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Posted: Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 08:21 AM UTC
Thanks Michael,

The F-16 was a real bug-a-boo. Though, the nieces love it, so no telling what our work benefits!

Here's to more completed projects, and know that I'm more than willing to take on 2019! Hopefully, a better turnout this time around.