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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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#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

 

RP


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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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#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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#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

 

Jorge

 

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#905935 How about some good news?

Posted by harvey on 23 March 2017 - 12:18 AM

Today my wife Bev and I decided to drive an hour or so to a pizza place in a little town of Reed Springs. Now this hole in the wall has really good reviews and has been recommended by a friend. Need to back track a bit. About 2 yrs ago, before we moved here, Bev was visiting her dad. Stopped at a gas station and they had base ball caps for sale. Found one she thought I would like. Well, it was a Viet Nam Vet hat. I love it, always wear it. Anyway back to the pizza story. We walk into this place and a kid, oh about 9 yrs old, opens and holds the door open for both of us. Way cool. His parents are sitting at the counter and smile as we walk in. Waitress shows us to our table and gives us menus. We order drinks ( I had a Dirty *******). WE then order our pizza. The waitress comes back and tells us," if don't mind, order the large. The gentleman in the next room wants to buy your pizza for you, for being a vet "We just look at each other and stammer "ok, sure" I almost broke out in tears. These parts are very obliging to Vets of all wars, very patriotic. And being from Californicationl, I'm not used to it. When I got out of the service, never let on I was a vet, didn't really matter to me. But the older I got, the more Vets I met, It changed. Now I'm proud to say I'm a Vet and love my country and all service personnel. It makes me feel good when this kind of stuff happens to us. Oh yea, the best pizza in Mo. !! And the beer was killer(8.5 alcohol). I just had to share and it seemed a good day for it......Harv
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#832379 Dear, it's time for a linen change!

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

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Thanks for looking in everyone!


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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

Hello,

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.

 

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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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#832377 Dear, it's time for a linen change!

Posted by karimb on 09 September 2016 - 07:04 PM

Hey everyone,

I had those ready so i thought why not follow up with this rfi post...

Topic title is a bit confusing? lol

I always try to have catchy topic titles...

As you guys might have read in my death dealer post, i am back in the saddle.

A couple of months ago my curiosity got spiked by a model of an albatros DV on the forums, so i looked and the more i looked the more i got interested. I went through the net looking and reading about aircraft builds from the great war and the more i read the more i felt a sort of spark having completely overlooked those subjects. Wood? what wood, are you crazy? rigging? oh no, i already have enough trouble with my ham fists...well all of this is going to change very soon. I ordered my first wingnut wings kit, the albatros DVa shortly after that (still havent built any ww1 yet) and the thing just rolled on. I have gathered now two wnw albatros kits, one hisso, one AMC Dh2, one Felixstowe late and got myself the resin HPH kit of the macchi m5 along with the relevant aftermarket for the kits...

Now all of this brings us to this post. I wanted to have a dry run at all the new modeling techniques while at the same time working on a subject i am familiar with. I didnt want to royally screw up my first ww1 kit so i thought why not try out all the techniques on a wood and linen ww2 airplane where i could still have some camo work done and i could weather it out too ;)

 

The kit is Trumpeter's MIG3. 

The kit is very straightforward to build with no real headaches to be honest.

I used the eduard photoetch set for the kit which added alot to the interior and specially to the wheelbays which were almost bare (and still are)

For the woodwork, i used the two RB etched stencils which i found to be fabulous when you can work out the dilution and how to blend in the woodgraining. I also used UVDR Clear woodgrain decals for the tail section to give a bit of variety (and also have a go at trying decal woodgraining to know what to use for the ww1 kits). Both of them give a beautiful rendition of woodgraining albeit the UVDR would be nicer on big panels. I now have ordered the much finer woodgrain decals from Uschi...

Everybody that has build the Mig3 naked has left the whole body in metalizer as it should be so i thought for a change id give it the camo treatment and make it look like the airplane was in for a change of planking and of linen on the moveable surfaces hence the 'two tone' and the title. This would also give me a chance to have a go at weathering and chipping which melikes. The Linen areas are covered with Aviattic linen decals, i used the clear light french linen for those after painting the ribbing and weathering the areas to show through the decals.

Another first was the rigging of the antenna. I did the eyelets like i will on the ww1 airplanes and did the tubing from albion bras cut to length using my homemade cutting jig. I actually found rigging the antenna therapeutic so i am looking forward to the challenge of rigging a whole aircraft!

Weathering was done using Florymodels clay washes, AK enamels and some pigments. Oils used were abteilung and w&n for the fading and dirt.

The paints used are tamiya and gunze and for the chipping i used light chipping from AK...

Also while masking the wood to matt coat the camo areas some of the UVDR decals pulled out. Good excuse to cut a peice out and add Archer rivets to simulate nailed lines on a panel fix! lesson learned make sure the tack is super super low on the UVDR decals!

 

Very very enjoyable build i must say...

Also thank you to Massimo Tessitori for the wonderful website and references... the aircraft i modelled is after one on his website

 

Enjoy the photos and as always criticism is welcome!

Stay safe and happy modeling

Karim

 

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#896466 Fw 190A-7 Major Heinz Bär 1/32 Hasegawa

Posted by Miloslav1956 on 25 February 2017 - 09:37 AM

Hello all,

 

Here is my another Focke-Wulf 190.

Hasegawa Model 

Truedetail Cockpit

Eagle Wheels

HGW wet transfer stencil data

All color Mr.Paint

 

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#850171 KH Kingfisher finished

Posted by JohnB on 31 October 2016 - 12:03 AM

This build was something of a chore at times but the final result is not bad in my opinion. Paints used were Xtracolor, White Ensign and Model Master. National insignia and the cowling number are from my decal stash (I feel that the blue in the kit decals is too "bright"). I used the Eduard PE interior set for the cockpit and radioman's area. If you plan to do that let me recommend that you use only the pilot's cockpit parts and gun parts. Leave off the radioman's stuff, especially the PE decking, as it creates problems in fitting the gun ring, etc. High cuss-factor. I added the lifting cable on the cockpit bulkhead from twisted wire, the additional wing floats struts from Evergreen strips, and the float to fuselage brace wires from steel wire. I did very little weathering as the aircraft in my reference photo seemed to show very little. I hope you like the results of my efforts. :) PS: A copy of Dana Bell's book on the Kingfisher is just about a MUST for this build.

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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

 

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Around 1973 with my mom

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

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#845113 F-86 F Sabre

Posted by Nic C.D. on 17 October 2016 - 08:53 PM

I'd like to present you the second NMF kit I've done. The first one was Kitty Hawk's F-86 D Sabre Dog, this one is the Italeri F-86 F Sabre. Not the easiest of kits, but with some sanding and a lot of polishing, you get a decent looking Sabre. Here are a few quick shots of the result, I hope you like her.

 

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Not so easy to take photos of a shining kit ... here are a few close-ups. Italeri provides some great decals in the box. I've hesitated to do the RAF Sabre or the Italian Sabre, but eventually chose The Huff. Look at that great dragon!

 

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The yellow-and-black decorations are in available on the decal sheet, but I thought it would look better when painted.

 

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And here's a one other photo. The metal was done with my old Testers metal paints, everything else with Revell Aqua Colour. Weathering with watercolours.

 

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Thanks for watching ! 

 

Nic


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#827621 No likes???

Posted by harvey on 24 August 2016 - 01:34 PM

How the hell can I be out of likes when I just logged on ???......Harv
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#825872 Boredom at work

Posted by patricksparks on 18 August 2016 - 11:50 AM

 Work has been really slow for the last few months, so I had to do something to keep my sanity..Full size BF-109G instrument panel, why not... while working on it I suddenly realized how big the Revi gunsight was and thought hmmm..make it work ? It's amazing what you can do with a really good color copier(instrument faces)  built every thing from scratch with the exception of the screws and nuts...started the wind screen but work picked up again....008_zpsmymyi5ou.jpg009_zps524p3b5r.jpg010_zps1mcohtep.jpg015_zpsw9wwwj82.jpg012_zpsooymtldc.jpg


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#724763 Zoukei-mura Horten Ho 229

Posted by JamesHatch on 19 October 2015 - 07:14 PM

I've pretty much been in the modelling doldrums for a few months.

 

The old story is to build something OOB, with no resin or the usual stuff we sometimes aimlessly add. That was my aim, so I had to build a model that looked great OOB, and one I wouldn't be tempted into adding stuff as I went. There was only one option for me: ZM's Horten Ho 229 kit. 

 

This kit is the dog's danglies. First of all, it's an engineering marvel. It looks complicated, but it actually fairly simple. It also fits so precisely that you have to build it to experience it. An amazing model of an amazing subject. It has it all....detailed engines, full interior, great cockpit. I even used the moulded seatbelts as it wouldn't have been any real improvement in adding any other.

 

This is finished off in the fictitious colours of a Bavarian State Luftwaffe machine, working with the Allies against the remainder of Nazi Germany. The chequerboard Royal Bavarian colours and Imperial German markings signify that it isn't flown by Nazi Germany.

 

Watch out for this one in Military Illustrated Modeller, published in a few weeks. Not one of my best efforts, but I'm happy with it, and it served its purpose.

 

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#662079 Hobby Boss P-61 1/32 built as an "A" model finished

Posted by bcordes on 16 March 2015 - 02:26 PM

Hello,

 

it took me one year to finish this kit and I tried to build it as correct as I could. I used quite a lot of after market stuff, such as the Eduard BIGED, the Avionix sets for the Cockpit, the wheels are Eduard Brassin for the B-25, the engines Brassin for the Corsair. The oxygen bottles in the wheel wells are 3D printed. The markings are painted and the nose art decals are custom made.

I hope you like it!

 

Cheers,

Bodo

 

 

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