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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, April 3, 2017 4:40 PM

Thank you both!! Gam, the set you pulled up is for the A6M2 type 52 (which I have) while Hannants has the one for the A6M2 Type 21 (which I think I have). I have several Zero kits....if you couldn't tell, I like Zeros.

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, April 3, 2017 10:43 PM

Looking at those photos it appears to me that they were not repainted after capture and just stencilled up. The chipping is heavy on both. This is really gonna be cool. I've always wanted to do a captured GB.

BK

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, April 3, 2017 11:04 PM
BK, if you do I may build the type 21 in the same markings, because…

 Tada! I have both!

Actually I have 2 more type 52s"
Strange to see Japanese kits in an RAF build.
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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 2:13 AM

No worries Steve, i'll put you down. So which one are you doing? The camo aircraft from the pic you posted or the one from the ROD decal set. I must admit i know next to nothing about Japanese aircraft. I can tell a Zero from a Betty but thats about it.

And i would be up for a captured GB as well. I think the closest thing was the Orphaned armour Gb a while back.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 8:11 AM

No Problem, I'll be doing the type 52, B1-05. The decals you mad Gam found I could make either but since I have 3 type 52's in the stash I'll build one of those.

The Zeros are very hard to distinguish. There are very small differences between models from more powerful engines to folding wing tips or armament. Mostly you can't tell from looking at them. The exterior barley changed.

The biggest difference between the type 21 and 52 is a more powerful engine. One way you can tell is the type 21 had 2 exhaust outlets where the type 52 had 8 or 10.

Probably more than you wanted to know about the Zero right now.

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 9:08 AM

O no, i love stuff like that. Even if its not somthing i am likely to build myself, its always nice to learn and get an idea of what i am looking at with other peoples kits.

Got it added to the roster, and a nice addition to the variety we have on there.

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 9:13 AM

And for anyone who caught the mention one page back of the Phantoms and might be interested, i was checking Hannants today and Airfix are going to release a 72nd FG.1 in Sept. It will hopefully come with RAF as well as RN markings, but if not there are AM ones out there. And with any luck, this will mean an FG.2 will follow soon after. So no need to hunt down those old Fujimi kits.

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 10:11 AM

Type 'captured Japanese aircraft' in google...wow!! There are tons.

this one was captured on Saipan, bare metal finish, roundels. So cool.

 

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 10:13 AM

BrandonK

Type 'captured Japanese aircraft' in google...wow!! There are tons.

this one was captured on Saipan, bare metal finish, roundels. So cool.

 

 

I think thats the one on the ROD decal set. Didn't realise it was NMF. Nice find.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 11:25 AM

Yeah, I'm defenatly going to have to get that decal set also..So cool! That is a type 52 as well Stick out tongue

The decal set Gam gave a link to also has a Dinah with roundels. The Oscar, George and Nick on the sheet have US markings.

Go for it BK!! There a lots of ideas. Heck I may want to do that NMF RAF Zero.

BTW Bish. I may start on the Zero first because I need to get some paint for the Spit including RAF interior green grey.

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 11:32 AM

I have the first set of Rising's 'Eagles of the Dying Sun' but they're all in US markings. Haven't used any yet but they look like really good decals, the print quality is very high. 

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 12:03 PM

modelcrazy

Yeah, I'm defenatly going to have to get that decal set also..So cool! That is a type 52 as well Stick out tongue

The decal set Gam gave a link to also has a Dinah with roundels. The Oscar, George and Nick on the sheet have US markings.

Go for it BK!! There a lots of ideas. Heck I may want to do that NMF RAF Zero.

BTW Bish. I may start on the Zero first because I need to get some paint for the Spit including RAF interior green grey.

 

Sounds good to me. Who's green are you going to get for the pit. Not sure if you use enamels, but Humbrol has a nice one.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 12:47 PM

I was thinking of MM. It's more available here than Humbrol, but not sure if I can find RAF Interior Green here though.

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 1:42 PM

modelcrazy

I was thinking of MM. It's more available here than Humbrol, but not sure if I can find RAF Interior Green here though.

 

Do you mean your not sure which one to get or you can't find it.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 2:51 PM

Not sure I can find it localy. I can start on both right away if I can get the RAF Interior Green here without ordering it. I'll check a few places tonight if I can, if not tomorrow.

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 3:30 PM

I see what you mean. I have the same issue with Xtracolour. Our LHS has a very small selection, but i have to order the rest direct. I have a stash of paints of many of their colours, but i just had to order some high speed silver for the Canberra. Fortnatly i had to get some bits for my Stukas as well, so not to bad. But a pain when you just need one tin of paint.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 11:59 PM

I started on the Zero tonight. I didn't get much done but started putting the pit together. I'm trying to contact the guy who sells the Rising "Dying Sun" decals at Flightdecs by phone. I have contacted him via email but I would rather call hime to give him my CC number.

 

BTW Bish, a little something to give you nightmares Wink.

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, April 6, 2017 4:27 AM

Good to see you up and running Steve.

But i have to say, which ever sick, sad, depraved evil individual put that lot together should be locked away for the safety of mankind. Thats just wrong on so many levels. Super Angry

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, April 6, 2017 7:51 AM

Hey Steve, good to see you hit the ground running! 

BTW: I've ordered from Flightdecs a bunch of times, I've found the best way is just to print off the order form and fax it to him if you have access to a machine. I think he runs the business out of a spare bedroom or something like that and I've been hit or miss contacting him with the phone or email. 

 

I like that photo of the aircraft not to be named- you could replace 'Sharknado' with the 'Spitnado'!!! 

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Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, April 6, 2017 8:49 AM

Now you know why there are so many new kits of the "unmetionable"---they have a captive audiance with that guy, but suspect that was a pic from a show.

Got a couple of pics of the box and kit last night before I cut the nose off to fit the gun nose after fuselage is put together.  Won't get any further till after I get done with two other builds.

They call for gray interior rather than green, got to check on that before I fire up the AB.

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, April 6, 2017 8:59 AM

GH, is that a conversion your useing for the noseoran option with the kit. Don'tthink i have ever seen a Monogram Mossy before so will be looking forwardto that. And have to makesure you add it to Stik's thread when your done.

Grey does seem a bit odd, but i am no expert, so will be keen to hear what you find out.

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Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, April 6, 2017 9:23 AM

Yes, the nose is included in the kit, along with radar antennas, and cannons for the new nose..  Pretty bare bones kit as far as interior and cockpit.  No sidewall detail, and bare seats, and two crew figures.  Does have the stick or control wheel option, depending on which version you build.  Haven't looked at the IP yet.  Bomb bay and gear doors are molded with the nacelles and fuselage halves.   Have to cut them loose to display open.  Has the split canopy (with the side "bubbles", and the one piece one without the bubbles).

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Posted by taxtp on Friday, April 7, 2017 5:40 PM

I haven't got got to it yet, but this photo of a Chipmunk over Berlin is what I intend for my build. I've got some decals for an aircraft in this scheme.

This photo came from the cover of a 1970s modelling magazine that is now defunct.

Cheers

Tony

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, April 7, 2017 11:35 PM

I got a couple of things.

1. I ordered some RB Productions Sutton QK harness from eBay for the Spit.

2. Took Gams advice and faxed in a order to Flightdeck Decals for the Zero.

I'll be working on both this weekend as well as starting the wrap-up of the Macchi.

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Saturday, April 8, 2017 2:34 AM

Hey Bish....I think I am gonna throw my hat into the ring....a little eddie rickenbacker reference....on this group build!

 

I've had this idea for a dam busters dio, so I picked up the Revel of Germany Lancaster dam busters version.  I'm not sure I can complete it by the end date, but I should have the aircraft at least completed by then.  I didn't realize when I bought it, but it is a skill level 5....I've never seen anything higher than skill level three!  I may be in a bit over my head with this one! Lol

 

 

Pics to come.....

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Posted by Eagle90 on Saturday, April 8, 2017 12:11 PM

I'm officially reporting for duty General Bish!

I finished the Yak-3's for the Secret Santa GB and now I can give my Victor 100% attention!  I'm excited to say I ordered the Scale Print set of decals from evilbay last night!  So I will be doing up my Victor as one of the tankers that was in Desert Storm.  I had an opportunity to see some of these beautiful planes up close and personal during the Storm.  I loved their nose art!  So now I just need to figure out what the "official" color those beauties were in.  I know it is not a regular tan.  So if anyone can help out with the color, I'd greatly appreciate it.  Also, I have decided to stray from my norm and go wheels up on this one!  Two reasons...1. No room on my shelves!  LOL! Embarrassed  2. I think I may hang her in my room...and do a 1/72 jet or 2 to have behind her getting refueled! 

So here are the opening pics. 

 

 

 

Did you say the same thing as I did when I saw the plastic?  WOAH!  Uhhhh, o.k.... Let's rock!  LOL!

Bobby

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, April 8, 2017 1:22 PM

Glad to have you on board Justin, is that a 72nd kit. I am sure you will be fine with that, and its not a problem if you don't finish by the end of the GB, you can keep posting your build until your done.

Whats the dio idea you have for this.

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, April 8, 2017 1:28 PM

taxtp

I haven't got got to it yet, but this photo of a Chipmunk over Berlin is what I intend for my build. I've got some decals for an aircraft in this scheme.

This photo came from the cover of a 1970s modelling magazine that is now defunct.

Cheers

Tony

 

Thats loks an interesting one Tony. I just did a google search useing the aircrafts code and it pops up everywhere. Seems it and a few other Chipmunks was used to spy on the Soviets.

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, April 8, 2017 1:31 PM

goldhammer

Yes, the nose is included in the kit, along with radar antennas, and cannons for the new nose..  Pretty bare bones kit as far as interior and cockpit.  No sidewall detail, and bare seats, and two crew figures.  Does have the stick or control wheel option, depending on which version you build.  Haven't looked at the IP yet.  Bomb bay and gear doors are molded with the nacelles and fuselage halves.   Have to cut them loose to display open.  Has the split canopy (with the side "bubbles", and the one piece one without the bubbles).

 

You get some good options with it that, will be looking forward to seeing that.

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, April 8, 2017 1:34 PM

modelcrazy

I got a couple of things.

1. I ordered some RB Productions Sutton QK harness from eBay for the Spit.

2. Took Gams advice and faxed in a order to Flightdeck Decals for the Zero.

I'll be working on both this weekend as well as starting the wrap-up of the Macchi.

 

I like the look of those RB harness, i need to get a set for my 24th Stuka. Sound slike you got everything sorted and we are off to a good start.

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