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Campaign 150- Mk. II
Armored76
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Posted: Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 12:06 PM UTC
Welcome back to the hobby and to the campaign, James!

I'm personally using flickr.com and am more than happy with it. Here's a short tutorial on how to post images using it: https://armored76.wordpress.com/2015/02/28/adding-photos-to-your-forum-posts-using-your-flickr-gallery/
Buckeye198
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Posted: Monday, November 27, 2017 - 06:37 PM UTC
I finally got around to setting up a Flickr account and sending my pictures over there. I think all my links are fixed too...please check out the 5th page on this thread and let me know if you can all see the pictures now.

For those of you who also use Flickr, how do you link your pictures in threads?
(Cristian: it seems like Flickr changed their formatting since you posted your tutorial...still very useful overall, but this part looks different to me.)

After clicking on the "Share Photo" arrow beneath the image, I tried copying the link from the "Share" option surrounded by the [ img ] tabs, but it wouldn't display. Instead, I copied the link from the "BBCode" option, then deleted all the [ url ] crap surrounding the [ img ] bit. If that's what I have to do, so be it. But I'd rather just copy one link rather than copy it and delete a bunch of excess from it.
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 05:15 AM UTC
Done and done, Robby, consider your pix fixed! Look good!
Mrclark7
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Posted: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 07:28 AM UTC
Alright finally got this in.

Will finish next couple days.



Armored76
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Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 04:39 PM UTC

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I copied the link from the "BBCode" option, then deleted all the [ url ] crap surrounding the [ img ] bit.



Now that you mention it, I did the same lately. Will have to look into updating the blog post these days. Thanks for the hint!

Great choice, Kelly! Welcome to the campaign! Looking forward to more!
Buckeye198
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Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 07:21 PM UTC
It's been slow going by me. I did finally get the invasion stripes painted and clear-coated. Painter's tape was fine for me. Didn't peel off the paint underneath, minimal touch-ups necessary afterwards.






Now I'm having trouble with the spinner. I want to make a free-spinning prop (http://www.modelairplanebuilding.com/spinning-propeller.html), but I either can't get the brass rods lined up correctly or they're lined up but immovable from all the putty and glue I had to lay down. I think I'm just going to need a more gradual approach to setting the rods. If anyone has applied this technique before, tips are welcome.
bm4247
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Posted: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 - 01:10 AM UTC
Hi Guys. Some good builds going on. Back after almost a year with no modelling due to ill health. I am in with this.




Cheers

Brian

Lakota
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Posted: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 - 04:38 AM UTC
Tried to get back in the groove for this campaign. I started to prime the sub-assemblies and realized I'm going to need more Bondo putty on this sucker. I'll try again, hopefully this weekend. In the mean time I'll start sanding...

Take care,
Don "Lakota"
Armored76
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Posted: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 - 12:26 PM UTC
Good to have you back, Brian! I'm glad you are joining in.

Keep up the morale, Don! You can do it!
bm4247
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Posted: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 - 12:47 PM UTC

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Good to have you back, Brian! I'm glad you are joining in.

Keep up the morale, Don! You can do it!



Thanks for the support Cristian. Glad to be back.
Mrclark7
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Posted: Friday, January 05, 2018 - 03:05 AM UTC
Thought I would actually be done by now. I had the parts laid out the night I took pic. Then bam, woke up to one of my cats running around the house with one of the tracks in its mouth. Finally caught him, went to put it back, and noticed the other track gone. so it has sat since New years because I was almost ready to throw it all away.
Armored76
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Posted: Friday, January 05, 2018 - 01:20 PM UTC
Aw wow!!! I wonder how well stuffed cat trophies would look on your wall... Just kidding!
Mrclark7
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Posted: Friday, January 05, 2018 - 11:44 PM UTC

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Aw wow!!! I wonder how well stuffed cat trophies would look on your wall... Just kidding!



Well being an animal rescuer I take it with a grain of salt. I have 7 animals I am taking care of, but I thought I knew which one did it. It just took three weeks for me to finally see him playing with it. It was a bummer to think of ordering another kit just for one part. Started thinking of themes of the tank destroyed and missing a track. But couldn't.
Lakota
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Posted: Saturday, January 06, 2018 - 02:46 AM UTC

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Aw wow!!! I wonder how well stuffed cat trophies would look on your wall... Just kidding!



Well being an animal rescuer I take it with a grain of salt. I have 7 animals I am taking care of, but I thought I knew which one did it. It just took three weeks for me to finally see him playing with it. It was a bummer to think of ordering another kit just for one part. Started thinking of themes of the tank destroyed and missing a track. But couldn't.



Hello Kelly,
How about a panzer turrent pillbox? We've been involved with the Humane Society this year so I think I know how you feel. Sometimes the time you put into the model is worth more than the cost of buying another model. It hurts but I've done it before.
Good luck,
Don "Lakota"
Armored76
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Posted: Saturday, January 06, 2018 - 01:41 PM UTC
That was my skewed sense of humor at its best again! Sorry! I love dogs myself so, I know what you mean.
Mrclark7
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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2018 - 12:22 AM UTC

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That was my skewed sense of humor at its best again! Sorry! I love dogs myself so, I know what you mean.



Cristian, I wasnt offended in anyway. Sorry if my reply came across that I was upset. I wasnt at all.
Lakota
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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2018 - 03:53 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
My bondo putty job came out a little better the second time. I've primed the major sub-assemblies and am fairly satisfied with the "cast" armor effect. Next step is a rattle can NATO Black base coat. I'm a kitchen table builder so I tape the parts on a flat box, take them outside and use the rattle can primer or paint. This seems to prevent most odors from coming into the house. The parts dry in the garage with another flat box over the top of them to prevent dust settling on them while they dry.

Take care,
Don "Lakota"
Armored76
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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2018 - 12:55 PM UTC
Shaping up nicely, Don!
Buckeye198
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Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 - 10:49 PM UTC
Long post ahead...just got back from vacation and finally spent time finishing my entry.

When we last left off, I finished the main paint coats. Decal time! I used many of the kit's stencil decals, then the large markings were from AMDG Decals. Glad for the variety that the sheet provides, and maybe (probably) it's just my relative inexperience, but I found the decals to be a bit touchy. Even with Micro Set/Sol, they developed some bubbles, wrinkles, and a few tears too. The tail numbers in particular were very finicky, and I had to replace a few stray numbers from the sheet's extra schemes.




I looked through my wife's sewing kit and found some invisible thread I could use for the antenna wires. I normally use sprue, but figured I'd try something new. A quick drag through black paint, then glued into place.


I did appreciate the heat-tightening ability of the thread, though I was very nervous to try tightening any more than this. I did a bunch of tests and found this axiom to be true: when you think "just one more time," you've found the limit.


I opted for "Hot Pants" in honor of my old band director...a bit of a running gag back then Since this is my first model with invasion stripes, I wanted to fully stripe the bird instead of just a half-coat as displayed on the sheet. Today "Hot Pants" is seen almost exclusively in half-stripes on August 4, 1944, when it made an emergency landing in Sweden and was impounded, with a full set of photographs taken for future modelers. It certainly had full stripes on D-Day and in the "crucial days of beachhead battles" as described in the instruction sheet. The only thing I couldn't uncover is how the kill markings might have changed in the two months between D-Day and Swede-Day. But it's my model and I wanted it with stripes so sue me.





The great debate over landing gear doors...I opted for fully closed. I don't remember where but someone said they were a crew chief during WWII and Korea and that they closed the doors for all their Mustangs (A-D) unless actively working under the skin. The major consensus seems to be "do whatever the hell you want," so I did.



It took a fair deal of fidgeting around, but I finally got the brass-tubing spinner to work! Pictures with flash come out like the Propblur product, while pictures without flash are more like what your eye sees in person. A single breath spins the prop easily enough to take a good looking picture, though the effect doesn't last more than a second or two. A fan or hair-dryer would help for a prolonged photoshoot.



The pilot can finally take his seat. Even though most people seem to think of P-51D's, I love the look of the B's birdcage and was really happy to display it open like this.


And there you have it, "Hot Pants" is ready for display! Tamiya Mustangs are so well documented for anyone who wants advice and more technical discussions about the kit, but I'm very glad this campaign gave me a chance to document my first build after years away from my workbench. Thanks to Cristian for setting up the campaign, and thanks to all for the help along the way. Let's see some more kits finish up soon!
Armored76
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Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 01:47 PM UTC
Superb job, Robby!!!
Lakota
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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 07:25 AM UTC
Robby,
Sweet Mustang! I have some Tamiya Mustangs in my stash but have never built any. My friends say they are a great kit.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
ayovtshev
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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 11:29 AM UTC
Documents say, single 20 mm Flakvierling 38 was captured by Bulgarian forces during late autumn 1944 fighting in Yugoslavia.
There is a photo of said gun-towed by Hanomag SS100 tractor-during Dec.2nd 1944 parade in Sofia:


Tamiya #35091 kit has 105 parts.
It is time to join this Campaign:

Armored76
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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 11:33 AM UTC
Glad to have you join, Angel! A special subject, indeed.
ayovtshev
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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 12:44 PM UTC
Thanks Cristian,

I have Takom's Hanomag SS100 in my stash.
As builds from this Campaign are allowed to be shown in other campaigns, one day I'll have the couple as shown in the photo,


ayovtshev
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Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 03:57 PM UTC
Flakvierling 38 construction finished:

Drilled out the gunsight and added crosshair from thin copper wire:

Total part count is 95.
I skipped the gun shield as it is not present in the picture.
Guns are not loaded, so 4 magazines went to the spare box.
Gun barrels were not drilled out as they'll receive canvas protectors:

It was an easy 4 hours build- a needed break from oil-weathering 5 other models.
Now off to priming,painting and weathering,