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#871917 Why LSP is home

Posted by harvey on 29 December 2016 - 02:43 AM

I have been trying for a couple days to sit down and write something snappy about LSP and what it means to me without any luck.All the stuff that has been going on here has made it even harder. This will be hard , so bear with me, please.
I have never been involved with anything remotely similar to this place and all involved. I was raised a Navy brat and as a lot of you know, this can be fairly awkward to a kid growing up. I did get use to moving and establishing friends, if only for a shot time. Then I was in the service and well you know what that was like especially during Viet Nam. Fast forward to a few years ago. Joined a couple forums after starting back into modeling and found a new world. But there wasn't the group I was looking for. Stumbled upon a new site called LSP. Hey, this is different. No drama, lots of help. Anyway after some time, got to know people and start friendships and it kept growing. Latter on I found that I could actually contribute a little back, more friends, better bonds. Met new people all the time. Learned who's buttons I could push and found I could make people laugh. I was hooked. Had fun building and learned lots of basic and complicated things. Found that the people I new who had heartaches and problems actually affected me. Some of my friends passed away, close friends. talked a few friends out of doing things that were detrimental to their health and well being. Made more friends. I found my place in this thing called LSP. I was accepted without thought or question. People like Maru, LSP Paul, Ernie,Martin Jack, Jerry ,Derek ,Larry, just dozens more. Souls like Dale, who told me just the other dale, that I may not know all the good I've done to others here, has been a big influence in the way I look at people. When I've been ill, the dozens of you that messaged me and Bev. have shown what love is. What real friendship is, what a Family is. The times I have given a kit or something else, I've done so with no thought of myself. The times I've been given stuff, it blows me away. I think the highlight this year is Joe giving me his prize from Maru for the flight in England ! Are you shitting me ? I give without thinking so why am I so surprised when the shoe is on the other foot ? I don't know. All I know is I am loved and appreciated here in my home and I try to give it back every day. The funny stuff here is just hilarious . Especially this stuff about the "like" button. I love it ! I learned long ago that people wouldn't bug you if they didn't like you, so it is flattering to me.I can't go a day, no, I can't go an hour without looking in. 16,000 post, thats a tribute to what I think about this place and how much I need it. Likes, well again my way of saying HI, or showing my appreciating you all. My stamp of approval I guess.
OK i've dragged this on long enough. I'll close with "I LIKE all of you, new and old" .........Harv :wub:
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#956454 CAVALIER III Turbo Mustang 1/32

Posted by oppenheimer on 19 August 2017 - 03:38 PM

Hello everyone, finally done, the base kit for this modification is Tamiya's P-51D in 1/32 scale with the resin conversion from Resin2detail.com






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#869051 My lonesome modeling year 2016

Posted by harvey on 22 December 2016 - 02:03 AM

Well, here it is. And on top that, it took me 6 long years.........Harv





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#698429 New Releases

Posted by LSP_Ron on 24 July 2015 - 05:47 AM

There is too much negativity here lately on new releases in my opinion. We have many new companies bringing new subjects in our scale and even with their flaws it is a godsend.  I am personally tired of seeing the slamming of manufactures on research errors.  Pointing out errors is fine, but these new players are getting zero thanks for giving us something new. If it isn’t perfect, belly up and model it perfect or start your own company to sell to us. 


I am sure those watching us are open to change to improve but we are getting a huge vibe of perfectionism or it’s crap and that's not right.  LSP is not a place to slam manufactures for flaws,  it is a place to identify them, find a solution and share that, a place where changing them or not is up to the builder and not judged, change or leave as is is accepted,  a place where beginners are welcome and we want them to contribute. Being so critical on a new release surely doesn’t encourage more to join for fear of a lack of knowledge. Not cool..


I commend these folks for bringing forward  these releases, hats down, flaws or not



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#804528 Hasegawa Fw 190D-9 "Yellow 11"

Posted by Thunnus on 06 June 2016 - 08:25 PM

Here is my recently finished Dora in 1/32 scale.  My normal scale is 1/48 so I don't usually post here but I thought I'd share this one.  Although the Hasegawa kit is excellent, I purchased quite a few aftermarket resin upgrades but I ended up not using the majority of tem due to fit issues/operator error... i.e. Eagle 3-piece gun cowling, Eagle radiator cowling, and the most of the MDC cockpit.  I modified the curvature of the Hasegawa gun cowling using the Eagle resin as a guide with sheet plastic and putty.  A first for me: I riveted the entire surface of the aircraft using Radu's Rivet-R.  Colors were primarily Tamiya acrylics with some Gunze mixed in and Alclad for the metal portions underneath.  Decals are Eagle Cals.



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#898720 Death Rattlers F4 Phantom

Posted by Vynce804 on 03 March 2017 - 03:09 PM

Hi All,
This is a model I have wanted to build for a while. It's a marines vfma323 f4 phantom from the late 1960's. it's based on the Tamiya F4 c/d kit and I know not truly accurate to the f4b but close enough for me. I was fascinated by how worn these jets got in service and really tried hard to capture that in this model. Kit went together with no problems but boy is it big when finished! It's also the first kit I have completed where I have added the aircrew. I really like it as it brings life to the model and definitely something I will do more of in the future. The only after market used are resin seats and of course the decals. Hope you enjoy looking. Cheers. Matt




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#858920 Tamiya 1/32 P-51D Mustang - "Bunnie / Miss Kentucky State", Ca

Posted by DWW on 21 November 2016 - 10:55 PM

Hi folks:

I've been a long distance admirer of the Tuskegee airmen for many, many years, so when AMW editor Chris Clifford, said he was compiling a team to produce a USAAF 'special' I jumped right on board and asked if I could pull Tamiya's big Mustang from the stash and finish it as Roscoe's bird. Green light given, aftermarket gear was roped in and plastic readied.

As part of the build, I decided to take a close look at the restored 'D' at the RAF Museum in Hendon, as this was reputed to have achieved a high standard of authenticity, particularly the 'puttied wing'. What I found both shocked me and prompted me to write the following:

The P-51D on display at Hendon RAF Museum is broadly accepted as a fine quality restoration of the marque and in its natural metal finish guise, also has wings coated in aluminium lacquer, akin to that used in wartime.

The factory process involved (after puttying the panel joints) one or two sprayed applications of DuPont Light Grey primer. This was then overcoated with an aluminium lacquer in the ratio of eight ounces of aluminium paste to a gallon of clear lacquer or varnish. It seems the aluminium in this mix reacted vigorously with oxygen and became aluminium oxide, a greyish material which accounts for the Mustang wings at Hendon being overtly grey in tone and emphatically not the solid silver or aluminium normally used to portray this feature on models. Depending on whether the lacquer was new or aged, therefore gives modellers scope for a more silvery grey, evolving to the darker grey of the Hendon Mustang. The build seen here can be considered somewhere between the two.  

Given the grey bias of the Hendon Mustang, a concoction of Tamiya XF-19 Sky Grey (one part), Tamiya X-32 Titanium Silver (three parts), Tamiya XF-2 Flat White (one part) and Tamiya X-22 Clear (two parts) were mixed and sprayed over the appropriate parts of the wing. This gave a tone commensurate with the Hendon paint, while leaving a gentle satin finish, that was later glossed with more X-22 to more closely match the museum Mustang.





The difference between the polished but untreated metal and the lacquered area is quite stark.




This is the puttied wing 'map' I chose to follow.





I emailed Dana Bell (who wrote a Tuskegee piece for the USAAF 'special) about this matter and sent him shots of the model with silvery grey puttied wings and he kindly responded (among other points) "I'm attaching a shot of one of the Tuskegee P-51Bs to show how well your model matches reality."


It was quite refreshing to know that this Tamiya Mustang was going to look rather different in its treatment and with that in mind, the lovely cockpit was brought together.






The side consoles scrub up nicely with paint and Roy Sutherland's cockpit decals.





Wheel well bits in various stages of undress.






Dana Bell mentioned a batch of seats were painted 'Dull Dark Green' following an error on a procurement order - depicted here for simple variation. Tamiya indicate a demarcation line for the anti-slip black that's too far aft but shown adjusted here.






Getting there...



On the flight line.



















Post script to follow...









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#832546 P-51B 1/32 Trumpeter

Posted by Miloslav1956 on 10 September 2016 - 08:23 AM

Here is my P-51B  1/32.

























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#900620 F-4J VF-84 under maintenance

Posted by EagleAviation on 08 March 2017 - 09:39 PM

Hi folks. This is an older project that I am struggling to get it finished. Tamiya kit with Aires cockpit and a lot of hard work on the rest. Intend to build a jet from the VF-84 in 1971. Don't ask for progress works go on very slowly! 

















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#896185 Fw 190D-9 3/JG26 Oblt.Hans Dortenmann 1/32 Hasegawa

Posted by Miloslav1956 on 24 February 2017 - 03:17 PM


Here is my build for friend.

Hasegawa model,

Eagle cals #21

Aires Cowling, Air Scoop, Early Gun Cover & Cockpit

Eagle Wheels & Propeller 

Eduard Flaps

All Colors Gunze Sangyo.
































#838327 A6M2 ZERO Tamiya 1/32

Posted by oppenheimer on 27 September 2016 - 11:54 AM

Well , after 4 months i finally find some time to finish this one, is OOB build, first time for me to build a kit just with the pieces from the box, all the paints are from tamiya, hope you guys like it

















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#894622 Half naked pusher!

Posted by karimb on 20 February 2017 - 08:44 PM

Part II


























Thanks again for checking in!

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#911295 B-17G-65-B0 D-Day Doll April 1945 finally ready :0)))!

Posted by ykak on 06 April 2017 - 09:42 PM

Done, finally after three and half years :0) Please check my pictures from the progress from the work in progress-forum. I had to build a transport case. The first "mission" for my Fort is to land Stockholm -08 modeling event arranged by local IPMS on Saturday 8-9 April 2017. Btw- there is also a video made by my good friend from this plane (). Looking forward your feedback and comments. :0) 














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#845815 Let's get to know each other a little better. Show a photo of your

Posted by harvey on 19 October 2016 - 10:05 PM

Utapao , Thailand 1970




Around 1973 with my mom



This was last month. My girl Bev, and me...........Harv


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#832379 Dear, it's time for a linen change!

Posted by karimb on 09 September 2016 - 07:08 PM









Thanks for looking in everyone!

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#930959 Hasegawa 1/32 FW-190D-9 "Schwarz 14 + I" 10./JG2, April 1945

Posted by Warbird on 03 June 2017 - 11:39 AM

Hi all,

Here is my latest bird. This is the well known Hasegawa Dora, here upgraded with some resin goodies.
For those interested, upper wings are RLM76/82, fuselage and upper horizontal tail 81 and 82, underside and sides are 76/ bare metal.
Engine covers are 76/71. Ailerons (underside) and rudder are 65.
Paints are Gunze but I made my own mixes for 81 and 82, the rest is "out of the jar".

The spinner spiral is copied on the one shown on "Schwarz 1 + I" of the same unit.

It is a Fieseler built machine with an unknown Werknummer, so I've opted for something plausible (600378).
Markings are a mix of self-made masks (thanks to my new Silhouette cuting machine, I strongly recommend it), wet transfers and decals.

You may click on the photos to enlarge them.












#906277 F-16 Tamiya 1:32 Aggressors

Posted by Swan-neck on 23 March 2017 - 07:00 PM

Hello my dear fellows. I'd like to show you my last built!  It is a F-16 Tamiya. I decided to create it with Alaska Aggressors como, block 32. 

I hope you like it.

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#900870 De Havilland Mosquito B Mk IV (FPU) - Diorama...

Posted by kkarlsen on 09 March 2017 - 10:44 AM

Finally this build has crossed the finish line - Kit: HK Models Mosquito B Mk IV.
My goal was to depict one of the planes used by the RAF Film Production Unit (FPU). These Mosquito's were used to document some of the daring low level operations, mostly done by 2nd TAF. These cameraplanes participated in some of the famous operations against german targets, Gestapo Headquartes, Amiens Prison Break etc...

In the beginning these planes were modified, to carry a cine camera mounted in the nose. Later 35 mm handheld camera's were being used and by the summer of 1944 they were fitted with an additional Perspex panel in the nose. This provided more glass for the cameraman, who by now, was moving around the cockpit trying to get footage of the operations. Some of these films can be watched on Youtube... https://www.youtube....h?v=NNxLXCZobTk


Diorama: December 1944: Mosquito B Mk IV - DZ414 'O' Orange (FPU) is getting ready for a mission.

Some of the Pilots are discussing todays mission, the squadron dog is present.

An RAAF officer/cameraman, is checking his camera equipment. RAF starter trolley is connected.

Fitters are checking and doing some last minute maintenance on the left Roll-Royce Merlin engine.

A RAF vehicle (Bedford MWD) has stopped, delivering equipment for the plane.

Some additional camera's are loaded for a PR Mosquito.

























Thanks for watching! Kent


Mosquito build: http://forum.largesc...topic=61578&hl=


Bedford build: http://forum.largesc...topic=67154&hl=

#899907 Hungarian Anton

Posted by Smitty44 on 06 March 2017 - 10:59 PM

Sorry the pics are not so hot, lost one of my good light bulbs and I need some more practice for sure. 

















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#882225 A merlin in Russia.

Posted by Mr scale32 on 23 January 2017 - 07:49 PM

Hallo dear LSP friends. 


Here is the result when we mix a Englishman with the Soviet union. A well used Hurricane in the cold landscape of Murmansk.

Some info of the fly 1/32 Hurricane kit. It is a shortrun. The fitting is quite good. Some minor errors. And please DRYFIT every part before assembly,You need sanding and grinding. This model is Out Of The Box. The only thing added is brakelines  Insignias and markings are painted with airbrush.


Model Factoid:

Fly Hurricane mk IIc


Painted with Gunze acrylics and Tamiya acrylics. All baremetal is painted with Alclad II.


Here is the result.























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