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  1. Well as hard as I tried to build a kit out of the box, I failed miserably, couldn't do it... This is the HK Models Lancaster, pretty much from the box other than filling in 22 windows cutting in 3 new windows, scratch building a lifeboat, blanking off the turret gun ports, removing their gun sights, ammo cans, put an Eduard cockpit set in as well as the radiators and intake screens. Also printed the markings for it which in hind sight I wished I had cut stencils for them instead... The model is pretty much finished, don't know where I can store it, it's a monster...atleast I can remo
    56 points
  2. March 30/21 Thanks to Covid and lots of extra time, I have finished the 1/32 Italeri F-104G kit, converted to a Canadian CF-104 in only 4 months, which is a record short time for me. I have a WIP Thread on how I built this model here: 1/32 Italeri CF-104 "Kicked Up A Notch" Kit is one of the latest versions with great decals, #2514. Aftermarket Items are as follows: Black Box Resin Cockpit, 32009, made for the Hasegawa kit Aires Electronics and Ammunition Bay, #2208 ResKit Engine and Exhaust, RSU32-20 ResKit CF-104 Wheels/Tires, R
    53 points
  3. March 30/21 I hate the end of any modeling project, but this one more in particular. So many of the tiny details are left off the model until the very end for fear of breakage, but this is also usually when the model is the most difficult to handle at the same time. At about 21” long not including the needle-like pitot tube on the nose, it’s hard to work with this jet without it banging into everything, damaging the paint. All the hard work you put into a model can come crashing down at the end if you’re unlucky or not careful. In any case, this model is DONE!
    41 points
  4. airscale

    1/18 Hawker Fury

    thank you so much everyone - I want you to know you are why I got better at modelling - thats what a WIP on here does for you Ha - I agree Chuck - foil is soo hard to get right, I have never managed it - I think the sheet metal I use is easier to work with if that makes sense, foil is way too fragile and creases way too easily That really made me warm inside Richard, thank you, what a kind thing to say well, here is the next chapter.. ..this is the nose panel I have been secretly dreading... one, it has to
    39 points
  5. Pete Fleischmann

    HH-60G Pavehawk

    Hey all- Here are a few shots of the completed Pavehawk. Link to build is here: Build link to the figures is here: Figures I started the figures before I had the kit. The first post about the figures was 25 April 2019- a two year project from start to finish. Following photos were shot by Rick Ciaburri: thanks for looking! cheers Pete
    34 points
  6. Build thread here: I’m declaring today. I lost my metal pitot (grrr) so the kit one is in kind of droopy while I wait for replacement from Poland! Also added an Eduard Litening pod, apart from that and the Quickboost seats it’s out of the box. I need a way of doing the det cord but am too scared to try by hand. Might try and find some decals for the seats as surprisingly kit didn’t have any. Hope some of my worse modelling sins aren’t too obvious!
    33 points
  7. airscale

    1/18 Hawker Fury

    evening folks Hi Jay - so the blisters are done by first making an acrylic perspex buck - I find this good solid stuff that is easy to work, but takes the punshment of being worked on I use paper templates to get two of the axis right - plan & side and then just sand & shape ..then a bit of annealed litho is taped on one edge and the metal worked over the buck with a balsa block until it loosely conforms, then any kinks or ripples are worked out with a tiny hammer, and finally the shape fully tightened to the shape, particular
    33 points
  8. Hi Gents As i do very very few large scale planes i do not post often in the forum. Rendition of an Japanese captured aircraft given by ATAIU to French Armée de l'air. The plane flew once and crashed. Ame-iro done by a mix of paint following Bruce Salmon recipe. Nakajima green done with AK real color (black green). Weathering with oils. Happy Easter
    32 points
  9. And one more model to show here, built 6 years ago, just after the kit was released in NZ to the overall shock of WW1 aircraft modelling community. Wingnut Wings designed the kit which despite its dimensions and intricacies was/is the enginnering marvel. IMHO their best kit and very probably the best plastic injection kit I have ever seen. I have used the late version to model the N4297 - built by Saunders as the early version, delivered to Felixstowe in May 1918. In summer it was converted to the late open-cockpit version, fitted with balanced ailerons and painted in blue-white pattern. In No
    32 points
  10. Revell's JU88 converted to a night fighter using the set from AIMS. Radar aerials are left overs from a He 219. Painted with Xtracolor enamels. A fairly straightforward conversion, new nose, and modified cockpit are the main bits. AIMS set comprises of resin, etch & decals. They include instructions on how to make the aerials, but I scavenged them from the Heinkel kit. Thanks for looking Angelo.
    32 points
  11. red baron

    SWORDFISH trumpeter

    my last built , enjoy :
    31 points
  12. Totally off modelling topics here. As the lockdown in the UK really but during the summer of 2020. I found myself at the heaviest I’ve ever weighed in. A combination of laziness, gluttony, and depression was taking a firm grip on my health. After a very blunt and stark warning from my Doc’ of “continue like this and you’ll die”, I knew drastic action was needed. So, fitness coach hired. Nutritional expertise sought. Gym (while it was open) joined. Much soul searching, dietary habits changed, and very tentative steps taken on the treadmill and on the streets. Fast forward from th
    31 points
  13. alain11

    Mirage 2000 C KH

    Hi gents here are a few photos of my Mi 2000 . I was not very keen about the kit , indeed the comments were not positive , a so kind of " tote bag " . But WIP after WIP , the challenge was worth it , and after all , I didn't want to be choosy , who would have bet for a Mirage 2000 at this scale a few months ago ??? photos have been taken with my phone ... enjoy .... or not !!!! thank you Nick for your help Alain
    30 points
  14. Let me present the model I built last year. It is the Vulcan built Airco DH.9a - H3633 "30" from 30 Sqn used in Iraq in 1924 to police the Empire. This crate was flown by Sqn Ldr James Rabb. Modifications to the otherwise excellent kit (as usual for WNW): - added missing electric, air and fuel installations - a couple of added switches in the cockpit - Pheon Models PE spoked wheels - individual markings airbrushed with custom made masks (thank you, Mr. Decal) - a few Gaspatch turnbuckles - two streamers at the red interplane struts
    30 points
  15. airscale

    1/18 Hawker Fury

    evening ladies Hi Jay - the piano hinges certainly are NOT functional! they are a length of albion alloys tube, scored by rolling under a blade to look like hinges - obviously effectively if you thought for a moment they worked If I had to try and make one, I guess I would try and copy a real one in PE with lots of tongues and try and roll those tongues around a rod in order to lace them together with a rod insert - likely extremely hard the smaller you go.. ..the perforated sheet for the guns was just wrapped around some brass rod and rolled hard on a mou
    30 points
  16. With my F6F5-N build on hold, I'm starting on the next one, which is the Dragon Bf110C-7 backdated to a C-3 variant, flown as a night fighter by the Italians. I can only guess that the Luftwaffe wouldn't have given them new machines.... My main source of reference is the fantastic book about the Bf110 by John Vasco and Fernando Estanislau. If you're building the 110 C, D or E, this is a must-have. Mg17 barrels will be replaced by brass ones from Master, and the colour scheme is from a set of decals I have from Owl. I'll make my own masks though on my Silhouette, using the de
    29 points
  17. Scale: 1/32 Kit: Trumpeter Aircraft: AV-8B Harrier Unit: USMC VMA 311 Tomcats Aftermarket: Aerobonus Pilot with Seat Paint: Ammo by MiG Jinenez, Vallejo, Tamiya Weathering: Flory Models Washes, Oilbrusher Ammo, Panel Line Wash Ammo I am pleased to present you latest finished model. It is the Trumpeter rendering of the Harrier. No alterations made, straight OOB with only the addition of an Aerobonus (Aires) pilot with seat as the kit seat really did not look proper. I am doubting the helmet used on the figure fits the era, (I would prefer the pilot to h
    29 points
  18. Hello everyone, My first model in LSP, a Sea Venom of De Havilland by Revell in 1/32nd scale. Pretty good kit and could have been prettier with more surface details, which I took the liberty of being too lazy to add. Straight OOB. Thank you in advance for all your comments. Cheers...
    29 points
  19. Hello everyone, Here is my recently finished model. This is PCM 1/32 Spitfire Mk.XIVe with the markings of “MV268 JEJ” of Grp. Capt. Johnnie Johnson No 127 Wg in Soltau Germany May 1945. Base kit is PCM s Mk.XIVc kit. I have used Grey Matter resin part for teardrop conversion. Other additions are: - Master E wing cannon set - Barracudacast cockpit door. JEJ code numbers are from DK decal “Spitfire Mk.IX aces” set. Paints: Gunze and Tamiya acrylics. Happy Modelling
    29 points
  20. Good Morning all. I would like to introduce myself. I tried once before on these forms, but the project stalled indefinitely, and I'm not much for posting WIP threads. I have been following along builds here for many years, and I think LSP is my favorite modeling forum by far. You folks are some of the kindest and most talented modelers out there. A little about me, I grew up in my dads local hobby store and have been building for most of my life. I have always done 1/48 scale models, and felt it was time to jump into something a little bigger. I bought this kit when it fist came o
    28 points
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  22. X15

    D558 Skystreak Jetmads

    Happy to share with the final photos of D558 from JetMads • Modification of the canopy for opening from the front • Homemade straps • Paint markings • Modification of airbrakes • Homemade pitot tubes The kit: For their first kit JetMads is strong with a new way of seeing the model, the choice of an original model and a rather good detail. It's a kit that requires a lot of work but still fun to do. On the other hand, JetMads will have to improve the adjustments between the large resin parts and the finish of the 3D parts which
    28 points
  23. Hey all- Minor do-over... Before I left for a 2 day airline trip, I set the rotor assembly in place on the model just to see how it behaved. Well when I got home last night, 2 of the 4 blades had drooped a bit over that short period. I did get to hang out with Timmy! In SAN while I was gone though- good times! Sooo...OK. No big deal.. just need to run a wire down the blades and get them back where I want ‘em. I used a plastic cutter to scribe a line along the bottom of each blade (I did all four just to be sure) and used a file to clean out a groove-
    28 points
  24. airscale

    1/18 Hawker Fury

    ..finished the top deck which is where I should have ended yesterdays update
    28 points
  25. Hi everyone, Finally finished this Trumpeter kit, and my last model for a while I think now that summer is beginning to appear. I thought the 2 seater version of the A-10 would make quite an unusual model and something a bit different. It was quite an involved build, so I took my time. I went for a "flipper" paint scheme which isn't accurate to this particular A-10, but I thought it more interesting than the original dark grey. I changed the instrument panel in the front to a coloured photo etched one I had, but the rear one is as it came out the box - no detail at all
    27 points
  26. Thank you Troy! I grew up in Hawaii (Kaiser High School Class of 83) so going back to Hawaii means lots of different things to me. No fishing this time. I brought no hobby-related equipment with me besides my camera so that I could spend more time with the family. Thanks Chuck! I really appreciate the input! Spending time in Hawaii was great! Thanks Matt! That is a word that I think about alot when modeling... depth. Depth and complexity. I try to impart an impression of depth and complexity in my builds, even on s
    27 points
  27. airscale

    1/18 Hawker Fury

    Good day to you all Do you know what OBG, I have no idea - it just seems to access the tubes & wires back there - later Furies went to have one on each side so I guess they were used for something Hi Jay - I use a bit of lead roof sheet which is about 1 - 2 mm thick - I cut a strip and just roll it and roll it until it's wafer thin. If the belts are narrow I do the same with lead wire. they llok worn because they are a bit weathered with washes, but largely the patches are fleked paint which is a problem I have yet to get over if
    27 points
  28. Hello all- all of this so far with Vallejo colors- the seat harness in black and then dry brushed. I use a small chisel tip brush to accurately (as possible) do the dry brush steps- The helmet visors start out black, then get a coat of Tamiya clear green, and then a few coats of Future Here you can see the slight difference between the figure on the right which has received an overall wash/filter, and the one on the left which has not- thanks for checking in! cheers Pete
    26 points
  29. Evening guys and gals, More progress on the mammoth B-52 project to update you on. I've been beavering away on the cockpit and flight deck of late and have built a basic interior using the Sanger seats with a few mods. I've also used the Sanger control columns even though they were, in my humble opinion, a little oversized: There's scope to add more detail here but life is too short to waste time on making things that'll never be seen! I've made and added the escape hatches for the ejector seats above the pilots: And th
    26 points
  30. airscale

    1/18 Hawker Fury

    hello again & thank you again Hi Matt - it is made from milliput, then painted in a couple of mixed shades of tamiya acrylics and then dusted with a lighter weathering powder - (MIG Dark Mud..) Hey Craig, thanks for dropping in and will take a look into this normally with flush rivets, I burnish the panel so all the 'pillowing' disappears, but with these I can't do that so this sounds like a very useful tip ..the only part I have actually made are the guns - bits of brass and some PE I made at the beginning - these were pre
    26 points
  31. This is the 1/32 A-6 intruder with a lighting chip, allowing all lights to function out side and in the cockpit. Along with Reedoak figures I also used and the verlinden mule, and the Eduard mer pods ,this is all then painted with Tamiya acrylics. Its a good kit overall, it has its dowe points, but mainly a lot of up points, I have another one to build later in the year so I am already looking forward to this any way enjoy The Grumman A-6 Intruder is an American twinjet all-weather attack aircraft developed and manufactured by American aircraft company Grumman Aerospace that was
    25 points
  32. airscale

    1/18 Hawker Fury

    thanks chaps ..just a quick one I cut away the under fuselage to allow mating of the rad structure - the roof of the rad intake at the front seems also to have some sort of slat arrangement, but I only have a couple of oblique photos to work from so imagineered this bit.. ..also the flat panel in front of it was let in by using a template glued on to cut away the skinning and then some work to flatten the underlying structure before adding a more detailed panel.. TTFN Peter
    25 points
  33. Hey all- calling this one done! better pictures to follow with an appropriate background- thanks to everyone for following along with me, and for all of the encouragement! This project has been in my head for at least 10 years, so it’s cool to see it done. This one fought me sometimes, but was still fun. Big shoutout to Timmy! For shaming me into the full rivet job- it was a brilliant idea brother! cheers! Pete
    25 points
  34. Hello gentlemen, time for an update. Thank you all for the warm welcome. @Brian, Yes the cutter took advanced scratch modeling, that were reserved to the elite modelers among us, to the reach of poeple like me. once you have learned the basics, you can cut almost everything thin, plastic, polypropylene, vynil,... Cant wait to practice the next big evolution: 3D printing. Back to the model. With the basic fuselage now done, the next focus point is the cockpit. After sutdying references, my understanding is that with the A5 boxing, hasegawa gives us a melting pot of inacc
    25 points
  35. Hi, This is 1/32 Hasegawa Focke Wulf Fw 190F-8 with the markings of Black M – I (W.Nr 584 205) of III./SG 3 flown in Sweden May 1945. Top surfaces are RLM 75/83 with RLM 02 patches and bottom surfaces RLM 76. Modifications are: Eduard Löök instrument panel and seat belts. Quickboost exhausts Eagle Parts wheels Henri Dahne propeller & spinner set Paints: Gunze Sangyo acrylics Decals: “M-I” markings are from "Kagero Fw 190 Monograph Vol 3". Happy modelling
    24 points
  36. I finished this build today a bit before noon. It is one of the "Brown Box" WNW kits that they sold near the end of their existence last year. The aircraft represents the Albatros DVa flown by Hans Böhning, a 17 victory ace assigned to Bavarian Squadron 76b. I thought the color scheme was eye catching and wanted to try out the wood decals from Proper Plane, so decided to build the aircraft in those colors. I also used a Proper Plane "Prop and Pipe" set, as well as some Taurus spark plugs, Gas Patch turnbuckles and Spandaus and HGW seatbelt. The figures are by Model Cellar and were fun to
    24 points
  37. Started with the two pilots. assembly- gaps filled with either JB Weld or Apoxie Sculpt Then a shot of Tamiya deck Tan then a dry brush of a lighter version of deck tan More multicam camo. First the light green. Also, I find it easier to paint the black cable on top of the helmet first, and then come in right next to it with the overall helmet color- much easier than trying to pick out a skinny cable with a small brush after the helmet is painted- then dry brush the light green more to follow-
    24 points
  38. Same with the dark green and the light brown
    23 points
  39. Grizly

    Ju-87B-2

    Some old kits were (are?) pretty good. Indeed, some are even better than their modern equivalent. Take for example the Airfix 1/24 Ju-87B-2 kit. It came out about 45 years ago and, despite its age, can be transformed into an impressive model straight out of the box. Add a few extras such as the Airscale instrument panel, Eduard coloured seat belts, aftermarket or custom decals and a little extra detail between the engine and firewall, and you can build an even nicer model. How about a little icing on that proverbial cake? Add the Series 77 pilot, which just happens to be of similar vintage, an
    23 points
  40. lucgeenen666

    HK B 17

    Good evening everyone. Yep, It is that moment, I managed to finnish my B-17 D Day Doll. And as you are used from me, not a lot of words, but just the pictures. So, here we go. Well, that's the result of about five months of fitting, filling, sanding, scratch building, swearing,
    23 points
  41. Thank you everyone again for your very kind words. I really appreciate and read every one, even though I don't respond to individual ones very often, unless there is a question. That's where the "Thanks" button comes in very handy! For those of you who might want this build thread in a step by step guide, it looks like this Starfighter is being wedged into the long line-up of future eBooks at KLP Publishing. This will no doubt take a long time, but based upon what LSP Kevin did with my Tempest build, I think the wait will be worth it! Cheer
    23 points
  42. The weather was finally decent enough for outdoor photography on this one, but the lighting was still strange and a lot of the photos look a little darker than I would like. But, here we go... This is the A-6 that I was working on basically at the same time as I was doing the A-5/U12 I posted the other day. However, since I used the A-5 to test out a variety of new paints, this build was going to take it to the next step. As I had mentioned before, the A-5 was (hopefully) the last build I ever did with my old Paasche H single action airbrush. It was during the construction of these
    23 points
  43. Thank you! I've always considered this the "awkward" stage of the build where you're questioning the color choices you've made in your mind because it looks a bit different in person. I'll have to trust in the overall plan, which won't come to fruition for a few weeks as I'm leaving for a short trip tomorrow. Thanks for the tip Mike! Another advantage to the thin coat is how thin and nice it sprays. Goes along nicely with the rivet work that I've done. Thanks Matt! That is just a heavy-handed attempt at replicating so
    23 points
  44. This is what I managed to build from the huge box almost 2 years ago. Gotha G.I 42/15 Feodora. Not an easy build at all, especially when one faces the unusual for WNW faults in manufacture - misaligned mould halves leading to some severe sanding work - all the bits required a lot of treatment. Especially thin lines/cables/pipes... Anyway, still, when the parts are cleaned what remains is a set of quite finely fitting elements - quite a bonus when one takes into account the unorthodox form of this aircraft. All in all, I am very happy to have this weird bird in my cabinet.
    22 points
  45. Well I was gonna say there was already a hole there... “Butt” less work for me to do it this way- the boot would be more humane, but then I’d have to clean up the hole- the bottom of the boot will show for sure- sometimes sacrifices must be made in the name of modeling! cheers Pete
    22 points
  46. Hey all- almost ready to hang the blades. A shot of AK Dust & Dirt thinned with mineral spirits got that dusty look I was aiming for. You can see the blade on the far right is showing its bottom side- no evidence of The brass rod(s)showing- JB Weld to the rescue! cheers Pete
    22 points
  47. This is the first Fw 190 of two that I will be posting. I sort of built them at the same time, but before the painting stage I decided to focus on this A-5 and use it as a guinea pig, of sorts, for some new paints. I've been using Model Master enamels, almost exclusively, for most of my life. However, there were a few things that have been leading to me wanting to change and that obviously ends with the issue of the company's acquisition by Rustoleum and announcement that these paints would be discontinued. But even before that, I was already having issues with the quality of the paints that d
    22 points
  48. Hey all- glossed-up...decal’d..ready for washes and flat coat. cheers Pete
    22 points
  49. I've had the Sunderland out again over the weekend. At some point in my future I'll learn to focus on just one model at a time, but I seem incapable of that at the moment... Now that I'm happy with the interior structure I've done the final positioning of the bulkheads which are now all firmly in place and give a lovely and strong structure to the model: I've also begun working on the hefty support frames for the pilots' seats - these will be fitted after the fuselage is together but it's easier to work out dimensions and positioning whilst the halves are separ
    22 points
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