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OFFICIAL: Aluminium Cans or Quicksilver
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 12:17 PM GMT+7
Welcome to the Aluminium Cans or Quicksilver Campaign! This campaign is all about the finish, bare-metal finish, that is.

The campaign will run from 1 February through 1 August, 2018.

If you haven't signed up yet, or want to see the rules, go here.

Please post your initial and in-progress photos as well as campaign discussion in this thread. Please post your finished build photos in the campaign gallery.

The future of this one is so bright, I gotta wear shades!

Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 12:21 PM GMT+7
By the way, still no ribbon for this one. Any ideas?

Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 12:44 PM GMT+7
Oh gee, I gotta get one dug out for this one now...
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Posted: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 12:59 PM GMT+7
I am planning on this one



Hasegawa 1/48 F-15A "Streak Eagle".

Time-to-Climb record holder it was a modified F-15 stripped of non-essential equipment including paint, so it will show bare metal and unpainted composite materials.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 05:36 PM GMT+7
That was easier than I thought. One of my too numerous Hanger Queens is a great candidate. The Emhar 1/72 F-94C Starfire.

Looks like I got started, tried to get the intakes smoothed and started on the cockpit. Then I found a resin cockpit upgrade.

Looks like fun.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 06:12 PM GMT+7
Here's part of the reason I'm in this build. I want to see how this ought to be done.

Rescued from the dusty shelves. Matchbox 1/72 F-86A, Airfix 1/72 F-86D, Airfix 1/72 OS2U Kingfisher, Testors 1/48 P-51. One plane waiting on my NMF skills to develop, Airfix 1/72 Vampire T.11.

The F-86D was painted with Testor's Chrome Silver directly on the plastic, no primer. Hey it was 20 years ago, I didn't know better... It took forever to cure and I rubbed much of the paint off of the nose while handling the plane while decaling and final assembly bits.


The F-86A and the P-51D were both done with Floquil (New) Old Silver. Again it think it was straight onto plastic, without primer. It's Old Silver, but it's enamel, not lacquer. I don't have any notes on the OS2U Kingfisher, but I'm guessing it too is the new old silver. Since both new Old Silver and old Old Silver aren't going to be available, I need to find out what else to use and how to use it.
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Posted: Thursday, February 01, 2018 - 03:24 AM GMT+7
Great!

Ready to join you guys in a coupke of days, after I finish my ADGZ build.

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Thursday, February 01, 2018 - 06:01 AM GMT+7

Quoted Text

By the way, still no ribbon for this one. Any ideas?

Michael



Since you mentioned wearing shades in your first post and this is about aircraft I would suggest sunshades (pilot type) seen from the front with a shiny chrome surface instead of the glass.
/ Robin
PasiAhopelto
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Posted: Sunday, February 04, 2018 - 04:45 AM GMT+7
Here's my entry:



I'll probably build John Glenn's Mig Mad Marine.
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Posted: Sunday, February 04, 2018 - 11:47 PM GMT+7
Wow, Pasi, good choiche! Canít wait to see that Sabre shining
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Posted: Wednesday, February 07, 2018 - 04:31 AM GMT+7
Hi, guys!
Time for me to enter the fray:


The cockpit assembled (styrene parts only). The seat is dry-fit only, since Eduard provides a score of PE for it


I'm a Mengele of the spoons. Tested here, from left to right: primer (Krylon), chrome silver (Testors) and bluish-gray for interior (own mix):


the exterior of cockpit walls painted with silver over black:


The cockpit interior base-coated with bluish-gray, ready for detailing:


I'm really enjoying this build so far (because I didn't start yet the PE episode ).

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Wednesday, February 07, 2018 - 05:41 AM GMT+7
Cool choice Gabriel, looking forward to see that PE applied.
Though itís 1/72 it has all you can need to build a great replica.

Cheers
Pedro
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Posted: Wednesday, February 07, 2018 - 06:35 AM GMT+7
Thanks, Pedro! Yes, indeed! It's a very fine kit.

Gabriel
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Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 - 04:34 AM GMT+7
Hi, Guys!
UPDATE

It seems that Eduard kit has to be painted entirely inside and outside No problem for me: It gives me the opportunity to experiment with metallic finishes. Let's pretend this one is "burnt iron", OK?

It will make actually a very nice "auburn" color for a fifties car.

And the interior of the aircraft primed, because it's going to be visible in four places (bluish-gray follows):


Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 11:23 AM GMT+7
Howdy Y'all
Here's my entry. I picked this up at a swap meet last week-DML 1/72 Mig-15. I'll probably finish it as a Russian plane although some decals for a Cuban plane were included.

Take care,
Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 04:46 AM GMT+7
Hi, guys!
Don, that is going to be interesting. I'm doing Eduard's one with Romanian markings. Since long I wanted to try a Dragon aircraft but I never got the chance.

UPDATE
Cockpit parts finished, ready for assembly:


Extra detail brush painted:


Cockpit assembled:



The current state of affairs:



Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 04:40 AM GMT+7
Hi, guys!

UPDATE

The fit of Eduard's kit is rather good; most of the parts fit with "a click", but the fuselage/wings assembly isn't perfect (I've seen it again and again on other's builds!). Not big drama, anyways.





Let's not forget the gouge on the wing's rib (I'm building a Czech built MiG); I also drilled the hole for antenna specifically indicated for Romanian MiG-15:


I still have to install few external details and I'll be ready for priming!

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 08:29 PM GMT+7
@Gabriel
Very nice build so far
Will follow
Szmann
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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 04:15 AM GMT+7
Peter, thank you for interest, mate! I'll do my best to keep the updates coming regularly.

UPDATE
Primed the model with gloss black, just to discover intolerable gaps:



... so I went chasing faults:



Primer re-sprayed; still not perfect, but much better. More sanding tonight


Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 02:24 AM GMT+7
Gabriel,
Looking good! Can't wait to see more. I also have a "dual" set of Eduard Mig-15's but decided to use the swap meet "dog" for practice. My swap meet find did not include the cockpit parts. I am thinking of painting the canopy black and getting over it.
Keep up the good work.
Don "Lakota"