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BogiBg
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Posted: Monday, July 30, 2018 - 09:51 AM UTC
Hi all, I am in.
YankeeSteve
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Michigan, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, August 08, 2018 - 04:02 PM UTC
Decided to go with the 35th scale kit.


Construction underway....interior primed, painted....some extras and wheels.


YankeeSteve
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Posted: Wednesday, August 08, 2018 - 04:06 PM UTC
Interior weathered....(for now) and exterior base coat applied......


...and now for the hard part.... Only one more side to go....then off to the cab. I have forgotten how long it takes to hand paint.


Enjoy!!

md72
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Posted: Wednesday, August 08, 2018 - 05:14 PM UTC
Wow, folks are nearly done. I really haven't started, OK, it's a hanger queen and I got some paint on it a long time ago, long enough ago to have lost part of the cockpit.

Condor 1/72 A-36
Markings provided for 2 planes, one with early and late decals for a bird in Sicily and one for a plane in Tunisia.

The box has some detail artwork.

I replaced the missing cockpit bits with a little help from Roll Models who managed to dig up this older CMK resin upgrade.


I think the only thing I forgot was to get a date and time into the the pictures.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Wednesday, August 08, 2018 - 10:40 PM UTC

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I think the only thing I forgot was to get a date and time into the the pictures.



That's OK Mark, we'll take your word for it. Have at it!

Michael
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Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 - 07:22 AM UTC
Official “time-shot” for me....


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Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 - 07:32 AM UTC
Moving right along there, Chaz!

Ready to bring the fuselage together on the 1/32 Fly Hurricane IID:



So far so good.

Michael
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Posted: Monday, August 13, 2018 - 01:00 PM UTC
Well, it's starting to look like a Hurricane.

Fuselage closed up on the cockpit:



Lower center section and top wing halves installed:



Lower wing halves added:





Definitely limited run so far, but not bad at all. Hi ho!

Michael
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 05:26 AM UTC
Almost done:



Antenna and headlight glasses missing, and have to touch up tracks, few spots with flat varnish and some non-weathered parts.
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
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Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 07:07 PM UTC
Hello,

i've one question: i'm currently building in parallel two A-36 apache.

One is for this campaign and the other for campaign Hot of the molds 2018.

Can i publish the sames photos in the two campaign galleries?

MichaelSatin
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Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 12:10 AM UTC

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Hello,

i've one question: i'm currently building in parallel two A-36 apache.

One is for this campaign and the other for campaign Hot of the molds 2018.

Can i publish the sames photos in the two campaign galleries?




I think that should be fine, as long as both models are in each photo.

Michael
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Netherlands Antilles
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Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 04:11 AM UTC
Chaz, looking good there. I made that kit a while ago as captured vehicle (possible in Malta). Your camo looks very interesting.

Almost ready to join you, guys!
Probably I'm going to open the sprue bags tonight...

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 03:41 AM UTC
And done:


Overall this was easy and fun kit to build, although it was bit overly simplified.

Two more photos in the gallery.

Thanks for the campaign, and good luck to other participants in completing the builds.
Hudson29
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Posted: Friday, August 17, 2018 - 12:04 PM UTC
I am very happy to have found this campaign and have to say that I am sorry to have missed the PTO and other theater campaigns. Any chance of a take two on these?

I have been cleaning out model closets and putting kits I am unlikely to actually build up on Ebay. I want to move in a couple of years and feel the need to thin the herd even though I hate parting with my 50 year collection of treasures.

One of the items dug out is the old Tamiya M3 Lee upon which much criticism has been heaped over the years. I took a look at what the were selling for and it was not very much, not worth the labor of shooting the pics and writing up an ad. I don't need it, I have the new all-singing, all-dancing Takom version so it seemed a great kit to try something new and extend my rather basic skills.

I would like to try doing a mud camo version as used in North Africa which would make it perfect for this MTO campaign. I like building these Tamiya kits, the plastic is a pleasure to work with and they usually end up looking something like the real thing even if there may problems here and there. I'm not going to bother looking up the issues seeing the kit is already in hand and ready to be built. If I see something that needs correction & I can do it, fair enough but this build will not be submitted for review by any rivet counters, I'm just going to enjoy it.

Here is the starting pic:

phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 09:25 PM UTC
That's the spirit Paul! Looking forward to seeing your Lee come together. Never seem to be able to find one in the UK, but a few years ago did manage to pick up the Grant.

I'm currently holidaying in Crete and it has got me thinking about joining in when I get back. HMS Kelly might be a good one to do.
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 12:12 AM UTC

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... HMS Kelly might be a good one to do.



Great work here guys!
Already wondered if someone's doing a ship involved in the MTO as there were many options. So Stephen, enjoy your holidays and later go for it.

@Pasi: Very well done and nice added details, congrats. Really love the "deserted" paintjob you've done.

Meanwhile working on the fiddling parts, pit and etched additions of my Academy's 72 P-47. First progress shots coming soon.

Th mas
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Bas-Rhin, France
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 08:10 AM UTC
Hello,

you will see on the following photo 2 A-36 Apache. one will be for this campaign, and the other for the Hot of the molds 2018 campaign.

the kit are from Brengun, and 1/72 scale.


MTO-2

MTO-4

the cockpits are painted:

MTO-6

MTO-8

MTO-9

MTO-10

details painted

MTO-11

MTO-13

and i add an entry in this campaign:

MTO-14
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Monday, August 20, 2018 - 12:10 AM UTC

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... HMS Kelly might be a good one to do.



Great work here guys!
Already wondered if someone's doing a ship involved in the MTO as there were many options. So Stephen, enjoy your holidays and later go for it.

@Pasi: Very well done and nice added details, congrats. Really love the "deserted" paintjob you've done.

Meanwhile working on the fiddling parts, pit and etched additions of my Academy's 72 P-47. First progress shots coming soon.

Th mas



Thanks Thomas.
Currently enjoying the beer, food and importantly the sun. Was hoping to learn a little bit more about the Crete campaign and occupation but nothing much where I am in Stalis. There is a museum in Heraklion but it's currently closed due to a relocation. There are a couple of museums on the west side Crete, but too far away on public transport. Maybe another time. I have however taken the opportunity to visit the Palace of Knossos. Very impressive.
One thing I do understand now is why Mountbatten had the Kelly painted in grey-pink. It would blend in perfectly with the mountains on the coast.

I have about four or five of Revells reissue of the Matchbox Kelly. It's a good starting point for other K and J class destroyers.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 06:41 AM UTC
Some progress to report on the M3 Lee. It went together quickly with some fit issues that I'm not used to seeing with Tamiya kits. Perhaps I messed something up while fumbling while reordering the assembly sequence to make painting easier.







While building the model I have been reading up on these tanks. There is a great story behind the M3. It was an interim model intended only as a gap filler between the M2 that was judged to be too far behind the times and the M4 which needed a larger turret than could be manufactured at the time. It served the needs of the ARMY, the British and even later on, the Soviets until the M4 could be made. It allowed the mighty engines of production to be tooled up and production priorities ordered. All of that is no small thing.

Just as with the M4, engines were a real problem and several different powerplants were used. The Tamiya model appears to me to be the M3A5, the riveted hull with the twin GMC six cylinder diesel engines. It was a great way to propel the M3 but less than 600 were made and decal sheets for this version seem to be very thin on the ground. I may end up using the kit markings which I also have my doubts about. The markings are white rather than yellow. Is this correct for the time & place? Only further research can tell . . .
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Netherlands Antilles
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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 01:57 PM UTC
Finally!

HI, guys! I was following your progress here and growing jealous by the day, myself being stuck in another campaign, with a not so friendly MPC kit. Eventually I have reach the point where I can start confidently a new build. My personal objectives for this build are:
1. Complete another campaign;
2. Build my first Airfix kit;
3. Build my first Stuka;
The build is going to be mostly OOB because I have joined late and starting with September I am already enrolled in another two capaigns!



This is going to be Airfix Junkers JU 87-B in 1/48 scale. To cast away any doubts about the operational theater, I chose the Italian markings.



Some parts were already rattling inside the box - fortunately they broke from the injection gates and no scars will be visible after removing the burrs and the mold lines. You might note that the mold lines are quite present, especially on the small parts:


Although it's one of the older Airfix kit, the surface detail it's rather good, a mix of raised and recessed detail. I know already I might encounter some fitting issues with this kit but I think I will be able to save most of the exterior detail.


I am pretty much satisfied with the detail level, but in some places this is rather soft, like the radiator flaps. I think I'm going to deepen these recessed details:


I encountered problems with the first parts already: the pilot seat had a sunken ejection pin mark, while the navigator seat carried a raised one! I removed the raised one with a chisel blade and I filled the recessed one with Vallejo acrylic putty:


I installed the navigator's seat and I prepared the other interior parts for painting:



I might try my hand on scratch-building some seat belts, because I'm not going to add the pilots provided with the kit. This is the actual stage of my build.

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 04:02 AM UTC

Hello folks, getting started!

First small shot of the progress.
More subjects about the kit can be found on the recent
build log.





back after some more basics...

Th mas
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Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 05:07 AM UTC
Hey guys,

I know this might sound redundant, but can I enlist with a desert 109 F I will start building in the next couple of days? It’s a 1:48 from Eduard
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 09:26 AM UTC
Count me in as enlisted.

Arrived home early hours of the morning. Able to find the Kelly kit out this afternoon, probably needs a few bits replacing from the spares box. Will have to do a bit of researching to find out the Kelly's fit during the Crete campaign. I believe that one set of torpedoes were replaced with a 4" AA gun and extra 20mm Oerlikons fitted at various posts.
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Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 10:30 AM UTC

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Hey guys,

I know this might sound redundant, but can I enlist with a desert 109 F I will start building in the next couple of days? It’s a 1:48 from Eduard



Sounds good to me Pedro!

Michael
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Netherlands Antilles
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Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 11:41 AM UTC
OK, guys!

UPDATE
I think I haven't mentioned it in my first post: this is a "relaxation build" so please do not expect too much from it. I am aware of many of the kit's shortcomings, but I'm going to address only and only what just cannot be passed. In this category is the over-simplified pilot's seat. My best guess is that the aircraft was a Ju87-B2 refurbished as R2; hence the pilot's seat should have a semicircular frame instead of head armored plate. However, I have only opened a slit so I can pass the seat belts - which I have to scratch-build:


The cockpit walls were primed with TCP 010 Black and then airbrushed with Vallejo Air RLM02:


Same went for the cockpit floor:


The other parts to be installed into the cockpit were primed with TCP 010 and sprayed with Vallejo Air RLM 66:


Next steps: scratch-build the seat belts and brush paint the details inside cockpit.

Cheers!
Gabriel