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Italian Campaign 1943-1945
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 04:47 PM UTC
That looks great, Lap Man! Love those stripes!
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Posted: Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 03:46 PM UTC
More update pics.



GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 07:09 AM UTC
It's those itty bitty parts that kill me, Don! Looks like you have them under control, though!
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Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 06:54 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
Trying to get my modeling mojo back. Thought I'd work on something 'easy' and broke out my Elefant. Here's my Elefant this morning.

I started working on the track lengths and working on cleaning the garage, alternating to take breaks from each task. At lunch I've only gotten this far.

I know what I'll be doing this holiday weekend to finish for this campaign. Darn braille scale track lengths.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Friday, May 24, 2019 - 08:59 AM UTC

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I built this model back in 1981 while in Germany. Dont remember the paint scheme i used back then though.



I built this kit back in 1976. I don't remember the paint scheme I used either..... only it was Humbrol enamel paint!

Welcome aboard Kelly.
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Posted: Friday, May 24, 2019 - 08:34 AM UTC

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Sweet! Go for it, Kelly! Welcome to the campaign!

Gaz



I built this model back in 1981 while in Germany. Dont remember the paint scheme i used back then though.
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Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 01:12 PM UTC
Sweet! Go for it, Kelly! Welcome to the campaign!

Gaz
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Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 01:00 PM UTC
Just picked this up and hope to have finished in time.

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Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 10:03 AM UTC

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I need to practice more painting on more of the markings and avoiding decals whenever possible.

I have a Hasegawa N1-K2 George that is almost done except for one decal; the yellow fuselage band decided to be a bastard. Had lots of Tamiya decals come apart.

Speaking of which, I will not be able to finish Annie quite as she looked as I 1) misplaced the decals, 2) found them and discovered they are missing the markings for the carriages, and 3) the Peddinghaus set may not arrive in time for the deadline. Since this really only affects the carriages, I only have to retouch those when I get the decals; the gun itself will essentially be finished. Also not finishing the base completely (just assembling it) as I want to merge it with another Dragon rail kit I have to consolidate my display area, as I also have to accommodate a number of Trumpeter trains as well.



Will a two week extension help your cause at all, Shell?

Gaz



Well, all it would really help is the markings on the carriages, which is another reason why this kit is rated lower than Trumpeter's version (but I got this one so cheap). The base is still something I can't finish until I've finished the other Dragon train kit and allocated the shelf area for it. I can definitely finish what I have OOB before the deadline so unless someone else really needs those two weeks, I'm good.

I will probably do this kit again someday but it will be the Trumpeter version next time.
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Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 05:56 AM UTC

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Oh crap, Tim. How many black cats have crossed your path, ladders have you walked under, etc.... you can't get a break here.



I know what you mean Peter! I usually have some sort of mishap during every build, but I’m definitely over quota on this one!

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Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 12:40 AM UTC

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Tim,

After the success you had on the last build I can't believe the this decal from the same company could be so awful. Maybe some dark wash and a coat of flat may cover those spots or blend them in.

Good luck.

Mark



Mark,

You are so right!

I was so pleased with the excellent IJN Ryujo deck decal that I bought several others for future projects, among them the Aquila. The experience with these decals was so disastrously different... I hope both Aquila decals were just part of the same bad production run.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 11:35 PM UTC
Tim,

After the success you had on the last build I can't believe the this decal from the same company could be so awful. Maybe some dark wash and a coat of flat may cover those spots or blend them in.

Good luck.

Mark
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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 10:38 PM UTC

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Progress status of my entry, AFV Club M10 tank destroy.










Lap Man,
I apologize for missing this post! NIce start! I'm starting my first AFV club tomorrow.

Gaz
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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 10:36 PM UTC

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I need to practice more painting on more of the markings and avoiding decals whenever possible.

I have a Hasegawa N1-K2 George that is almost done except for one decal; the yellow fuselage band decided to be a bastard. Had lots of Tamiya decals come apart.

Speaking of which, I will not be able to finish Annie quite as she looked as I 1) misplaced the decals, 2) found them and discovered they are missing the markings for the carriages, and 3) the Peddinghaus set may not arrive in time for the deadline. Since this really only affects the carriages, I only have to retouch those when I get the decals; the gun itself will essentially be finished. Also not finishing the base completely (just assembling it) as I want to merge it with another Dragon rail kit I have to consolidate my display area, as I also have to accommodate a number of Trumpeter trains as well.



Will a two week extension help your cause at all, Shell?

Gaz
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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 07:57 PM UTC
Oh crap, Tim. How many black cats have crossed your path, ladders have you walked under, etc.... you can't get a break here.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 11:54 AM UTC
I need to practice more painting on more of the markings and avoiding decals whenever possible.

I have a Hasegawa N1-K2 George that is almost done except for one decal; the yellow fuselage band decided to be a bastard. Had lots of Tamiya decals come apart.

Speaking of which, I will not be able to finish Annie quite as she looked as I 1) misplaced the decals, 2) found them and discovered they are missing the markings for the carriages, and 3) the Peddinghaus set may not arrive in time for the deadline. Since this really only affects the carriages, I only have to retouch those when I get the decals; the gun itself will essentially be finished. Also not finishing the base completely (just assembling it) as I want to merge it with another Dragon rail kit I have to consolidate my display area, as I also have to accommodate a number of Trumpeter trains as well.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 11:13 AM UTC
Tim,
Wow! I can't imagine how much trouble a guy can have with two different decals. And turning green...that's the weirdest.

FWIW it looks great from the side!

Gaz
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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 09:56 AM UTC
UGH

Unbelievably, after having gingerly applied the second deck decal and painstakingly patched it to an almost perfect appearance, it all went wrong again – this time under the airbrushed Future clear coat.



As I gently misted the clear coat to protect the deck, pale green cracks appeared as the decal inks apparently reacted to the acrylic Future – the same which I had used successfully on the Ryujo build using another of Dan Arute’s decals.

What is strange is that it appears to be a wholly different issue from the earlier experience of the ink flaking away leaving white spots. In any event, this time the problem is even worse and the decal cannot be retrieved.

Oh, well. Seen from a low angle, the little carrier still looks pretty good.



I'm calling this one finished.

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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 02:30 AM UTC
Shell,
Looking good. I always wondered about the paint scheme myself. It seems the dark brown was applied when it was shipped stateside. That's my theory.

Tim,
Great work as always. I need to find some of my GHQ ships from the 1980's. We stopped gaming after we graduated from HS so I still have some, if I remember correctly, in the blister packs.

Take care,
Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 07:13 PM UTC
Nice carrier planes, Tim! I was w0ndering if there were any with the kit.

Thems is tiny!!
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Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 09:27 AM UTC
Tim.

What! Roman axes on the wings of those planes LOL!

Nice work.

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 08:00 AM UTC
Yes, Annie is looking sweet Shell.

Glad the fix worked for you Tim. Nice set of 10 x 'fly' or are they even that big!
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Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 01:36 AM UTC
Success! My efforts to patch the dings on the Aquila’s flight deck with parts of the first decal worked just fine with the colors matching precisely and the seams nearly invisible. Yes! The remaining small white dots are almost imperceptible – I can pass them off as wear marks on a well-used flight deck. With the aircraft aboard they will be unnoticeable.

Speaking of aircraft, the kit came with ten airplanes, which are miniscule but still clearly recognizable as Reggiane Re.2000 fighters. Go GHQ!


I painted them Tamiya Field Grey with Gull Grey canopies. The fuselage bands were tiny strips sliced from the white sections of some spare decals.

Next step: clear coat, aircraft aboard, and done!

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Posted: Monday, May 20, 2019 - 07:55 PM UTC
Looks sweet, Shell!

Gaz
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Posted: Monday, May 20, 2019 - 03:46 PM UTC
Based. A little light, but it will be covered by the dark yellow.