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  1. 12 points
    red baron

    P 51 B war weary trumpeter

    my last kit, enjoy :
  2. 6 points

    Make the others jealous

    Sales time a my LHS. An average 25€ less on the normal price for each kit.
  3. 5 points
    Too hot and muggy for pretty much everything - 92°F. Forecast for tomorrow 101°F. As it seems, the heat has come to stay for another two weeks. Here in central Europe were just not used to such a heat. Not to THIS extent. Yesterday, in a desperate attempt to make the best of it, we swapped our bedroom for a sail-white lodge tent with two US-stock foldable aluminium cots in the garden among the trees. Today, my Domestic Command Authority made it perfectly clear she wanted an air bed instead of the cot... Wish-command-thingy and mission accomplished. My prediction for tomorrow: She wants the cot back since her brand-bew air bed doesn't provide sufficient ground clearance to prevent her from unpleasant eye-level encounters with resident chitinuous exoskeletons. Good news: Just went through my stash...no styrene dripping from the shelves or chunks of molten PS on the floor.
  4. 5 points

    T-45C Conversion from Revell Kit

    Lately I had down time at work, sitting as a stand by airline pilot waiting to get a call to go fly, to fill the hours I was fooling around with my 12” iPad Pro, an Apple Pencil and a painting program called Procreate. As usual the complete write up is HERE. I was going for a cell shaded look and not a highly detailed paining. I was fiddling around wth Procreate not trying to create a master piece. Thought the result was worth sharing tho… Bonus video of the time lapse feature in Procreate…
  5. 4 points

    1/48 Italeri S-2E Tracker

    Fellas, Started back up on this. Had to scratch build the operators stations in the back as you can see quite a bit. Still have a little bit more to do. Andy
  6. 4 points
    This is looking good - sounds like they are gonna have some French pilot figures available too:
  7. 4 points
    Thanks Rick It is time for the next update: decals and masks are ready: Well, the aviation base "Chaika" logo is also done: Some weathering over engine's cowlings : And the two rotors: 1.Plastic one: 2. The resin one: Cheers friends
  8. 4 points

    Hasegawa N1K2 George

    A bit premature perhaps, but I felt like playing with decals, so added the bottom meatballs. I'll be using masks topside though.
  9. 4 points
  10. 3 points
    red baron

    F16 D BLOCK 52 academy

    my last built , enjoy :
  11. 3 points

    "Best" 1/32 P-39 ?

    While I haven't built the Special Hobby kit, I have built (and reviewed) the Kitty Hawk kit, and it's a tough build. The nose panels especially are a challenge, but I have to say I'm pleased with how it turned out: You can check out my build thread for all the gory details: Note that the Revell kit is a re-boxing of the Special Hobby kit. Kev
  12. 3 points

    Make the others jealous

    This arrived today, and is a kit that I've wanted for a very long time, but never seemed to get around to purchasing. Through a deal with a fellow LSP guy (thanks a ton, Mike), I've now finally got one. The kit also included some nice Eduard stuff, so I'm already ahead of the curve there.
  13. 3 points

    Icaerodesign Extra 330-SC

    Thanks from a fellow B-ri! Ok this one is down to crunch time boys. Ive got exactly 1 week and NO days to finish this thing off. I have a semi-accurate "left to-do" list going on the Extra, but I know for sure I probably left some things off, and there is not a whole lot crossed off the list: - Sand gouge in starboard wing smooth - Blue touchups for starboard gauge? - Mask off and shoot aluminum paint on forward edge wing-tip - Build wing tip attitude indicators - Finish sand and paint wing tip indicators - Fix red forward stripes - Red touchups - Assemble/finish prop - White touchups - Color sand finished scheme prior to gloss coat - Gloss clear - Decals - Final gloss clear coat - paint inner cockpit opening liner black - Fix/re - paint exhaust w/foil area - finish wheels - attach rudder - Paint tail wheel - make custom tail wheel assembly - paint tail wheel assembly - make custom rudder push rods w/tie rod ends - polish canopy inside and out - add handle to inside of canopy - make and attach canopy restraint strap - mount wheels and wheel pants - Glue on aileron counter balancers - Glue on ailerons - Glue on wing tip attitude indicators. - Spine antenna? - Belly antenna? I know I keep posting updates w/no pics in them, but every time I get down to the bench to hit this thing hard, I get into work mode and dont seem to have time to take pics. I did manage to snap a pic of the almost assembled (at the time, its now fully glued together) prop using my PropMaster prop jig: I know its not much, but Im in full flank speed ahead mode! Im back on the little Extra today, and have now finished the blue touch-ups (for as much as they will ever be finished) and have nearly finished the red, only needing to finish fixing the red stripes on the fuselage. Then its onto the white touch-ups, then gloss. Once the gloss/decals/gloss is down, I can concentrate on assembly. Cheers!
  14. 3 points

    Kitty Hawk has announced an Fw 190A-5

    Wait... Milton Bradley makes parts for the SL500?? Gaz
  15. 3 points

    Tamiya P51 Mustang

    So all the main components are together and I'm almost ready to start the paintwork. I had to change my plan for this kit though. I had always envisaged keeping the engine cowling panels removable as you can with this kit, but after a very frustrating afternoon trying to make them fit i had to admit defeat and glue them in place and so loose all of that fab engine detail. Its not that the fit of the panels was bad it was that they weren't quite good enough and to make them fit precisely you had to maintain some pressure on the panels. I would probably always display this kit with the panels on so in the end the decision wasn't hard and lets face it we all have loads of models we lavished time and hard work on intricate internal detail which are very important to get right at the time but when the kit is finished you can hardly see the fruits of your labours if at all.....HK B17 for example! As you can see the nose is now yellow and I'm preparing to mask the chequers...should be fun! Cheers Matt
  16. 3 points
    Now onto the yellow. I masked up and painted the number 7, maybe a touch too thick but it'll do. I also thought while at it, why not try to paint the national insignia. Not too shabby, still need to do the other side of the fuselage and put the black in the middle. These will look better than decals when painted over with thin black I think.
  17. 3 points
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  19. 2 points

    1/32 ZM Ta-152 H-O

    OK I have a very poor showing with completed WIP's, but this kit is very good, I wanted to share some info and pics as I build it. Here are some shots of the engine mid stream in construction. TA-152 Engine by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr TA-152 Engine by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr TA-152 Engine by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr
  20. 2 points

    F-16A Israel Air Force -Academy 1:32

    This time the model about which I can not write that it is made straight from the box. This is the F-16CG model from academy with the IsraCast set full of conversion kit for the F-16A. Israeli Air Force. The model has armament probably unheard of in real conditions, but that was the wish of the person for whom I made this model. The IsraCast set is very demanding and forces many model revisions around the vertical stabilizer.
  21. 2 points

    WNW Albatros D.V Spinner..

    This has been bugging me..have to point it out(if it hasn't) There is an AM resin spinner cap for this kit to correct the WNW's part.not mentioning who makes it. For those who have purchased it,or are thinking about picking one up..you don't need it..WNW got the diameter and shape right the first time. Now I feel better. Cheers,Bill. kit matches the photo well
  22. 2 points

    "Best" 1/32 P-39 ?

    Got it - thanks! Ok, Kevin read your article on your excellent build - looks like if you left out the internals (engine, etc.) the kit would be an ok build? But then, why pay for them I would build it closed up anyway....
  23. 2 points

    "Best" 1/32 P-39 ?

    #71, April/May 2017: http://shop.afvmodeller.com/customer/product.php?productid=18720 Kev
  24. 2 points

    Make the others jealous

    Indeed, same as the previous P-47 rebox from Ed. Usually priced around 85/90€ over here, and got it for +/- 60€, which is fine to me. The boxart print is nice, as well as the metal plate, but this last item could have been left aside to lower the price. Or at least Ed could have made two version of the package, with or without.
  25. 2 points

    TA-152 use of Wood Panels

    Nothing to do with wood panels but the engine in the ZM kit is fantastic, shown here mid production and unpainted. TA-152 Engine by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr TA-152 Engine by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr TA-152 Engine by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr
  26. 2 points

    T-45C Conversion from Revell Kit

    Back with some decal work and finishing progress. Article HERE! On to the goodies the photos…. Thanks as always for checking in!
  27. 2 points
    Bill Cross

    P 51 B war weary trumpeter

    For an "unbuildable" kit (from what I have heard), it looks pretty all right to me.
  28. 2 points

    Icaerodesign Extra 330-SC

    Crap, looking at the very first pic in this thread, I just noticed that I forgot to add the pitot tube to that list too....................
  29. 2 points
    Hello! Any news on those Thud canopies? Thanks Romain
  30. 2 points

    Best NMF kits?

  31. 2 points

    My little Spatz!

    As I just can't find anything else more to do on Spatz and reached a point of diminishing returns should I try, it's done - PHEW! First model finished in two years. This was supposed to be a simple mojo enhancer as Tamiya builds usually are, but it ended up being a epic super-detailing build, particularly in regard to the engine. I added over 70+ individual pieces to the engine - just lost count in the end. So, at least I have something for Model Expo next year finished! 20180725_133654[4017] by Adam Dormer, on Flickr 20180725_133531[4018] by Adam Dormer, on Flickr 20180725_133438[4019] by Adam Dormer, on Flickr 20180725_133232[4021] by Adam Dormer, on Flickr 20180725_133156[4022] by Adam Dormer, on Flickr 20180725_133132[4023] by Adam Dormer, on Flickr
  32. 2 points

    Roden Pfalz D.III

    Looking real good. If I keep looking at stuff like this, I'm going to end up dragging out one of my own WWI kits.
  33. 2 points
    MRP #99 for the US navy white and MRP#98 for the Light gull Grey Spent a few hours this week-end to paint some touch ups like painting the DECM antennas white and make the walkways [img=] As usual I painted them with a texture rust oleum paint, then sprayed MRP#100 for dark gull grey and made some touch up with smoke and lighter gull grey (MRP-98) The trick with this textured product is to refrain to cover the surface completely, just a bit of texture is enough even if the paint from the can remains transparent. Otherwise the coat is way too thick. The second trick is to make sure you cover the model completely, this is going everywhere. Summer break now and I'll be back in Septembre with the finishing touches on the model Have a great time gents
  34. 2 points
    Not mine Bill , but I did build a couple of those back in my childhood tho. Don't worry , Tamiya's gonna drop a P-51B on us next year
  35. 2 points
    Alright, camo is on. I basically spent all evening painting. Still a couple of bits to put on, but next up is yellow for the rudder, cowl and number 7, which I think I will have to mask up.
  36. 2 points

    F-14B UPGRADE 1/32 Tomcat

    hello Time for an update. I haven't been able to bring much consistent update due to some time lost sorting out landing gear size issues. I'll tell more about this later on, i now need replacement wheels to move forward on this. As I'm waiting for my wheels, I've been working on the GBU-12's and exhausts. These are Eduard Brassin GBU's with navy coating added, made of MrSurfacer 500. My trusty crapy Ikea flat brush was perfect to work the texturing with lacquer thinner. I've been adding some wiring and RBF tags, thanks to one of our kind members advice ( still need one more RBF and pin, though ) And work on the exhaust. Daco shows an excellent picture of a VF-103 Tomcat in the end of its service, perfect match with my topic. No Black and White look but rather some sort of grimey grey green with a few petals having some sort of sandy hue. A good opportunity to have a bit of unusual. and after a fine brush work with oil paint and AK washes: best regards ! Fanch
  37. 1 point

    You might like this

    Linky https://www.pprune.org/military-aviation/611436-lone-survivor-hh-60g-riat2018.html
  38. 1 point

    P 51 B war weary trumpeter

    Thanks for sharing such a nicely finished build with us!
  39. 1 point

    Icaerodesign Extra 330-SC

    Pitot? Airspeed is for sissys!
  40. 1 point

    1/48 Italeri S-2E Tracker

    Andy...... this one or rather the "A" is on my list, is it as really as bad as everyone says? I want to get the Kinetic A version..................... but don't really need a lot of head aches...... also what AM are you going to use? Apparently there is a ton of it out there...... I will be watching your build with much interest Jeff
  41. 1 point

    Fündekals F4Us on the way

    (Heavy Breathing) As soon as this set is up I will be buying at least 2.....cant wait!!
  42. 1 point

    Phoenix 2018 - T-shirts - NEW ORDER!

    Probably not. I'm planning to take them to the show with me in a bag and just hand them out as I see folks, or as they see me. I'm hard to miss. If that doesn't cover everyone, then I'll bring whatever is left to the meet & greet Friday. I've got the totals figured out for the PHX crowd, so I'll post soon, maybe later this evening.
  43. 1 point

    1/32 Revell FW-190 F-8

    The darkness depends on how long the stains have been built up so that's a variable. The important thing is to make sure it fades gradually toward the end rather than ending abruptly. Looking good Jeff
  44. 1 point
    Thanks guys!! I finally managed to start on the interior. Here's the progress on the door panels. I mixed up some dark grey and thinner and outlined all the recessed areas so when I shot the white over the door panels it would make those areas stand out a little more. A pre-shading of sorts. I found a piece of adhesive backed blue metallic sheet that I applied and cut out around the edges for a neat and clean door insert panel. Then I masked off and painted the door speaker grilles black. I'm still planning out the rest of the interior scheme. I did the same thing with the seats as I did with the door panels on pre-shading all the cracks and crevices with a dark gray, then a medium coat of white followed by a coat of semi-gloss clear. I'm trying to accent the blue lightly throughout the interior without overdoing it. Keep in mind that the seat belts and dash will be blue as well. I had some soda bottles so I drilled two holes to simulate cup holders and slipped a couple of sodas in the center console. Window switch and shifter bezels were picked out with Chrome BMF. Radio face with CD halfway out of the slot will be going on the blue panel at the front of the console. Weird how Revell didn't have a decal slide or radio face molded on it. Here's phase one of the color balance. There'll be a light blue flocking applied to the floor by tomorrow and some extra details added.Then the floor mats will also be thrown on both sides of the floor. I removed the soda bottle from the passengers cup holder and glued a piece of black sheet styrene on the bottom of the interior tub at that location to simulate that little black foam pad that's usually at the bottom of cup holders. I may put a bottle cap opener in there as well.
  45. 1 point

    Icaerodesign Extra 330-SC

    Nice Bri - can't wait to see the masterpiece when the dust settles! B~
  46. 1 point
    She got a flag Start with the main blue color for the lower part of the plane - first one of engine covers - painted and weathered: Also the under-water surfaces of the floats - painted and weathered: Cheers guys
  47. 1 point

    F-14B UPGRADE 1/32 Tomcat

    That thing looks like it just came home from the last cruise... Awesome job, what a conversion! Tomcats are RAD!
  48. 1 point
    Another great string bag. Need to fish out my Fokkers from the stash.
  49. 1 point

    Hasegawa N1K2 George

    You'll see less than you think. I put wires on mine.
  50. 1 point

    T-45C Conversion from Revell Kit

    Appreciate the compliments guys! Work continues. Forward cockpit right side console is complete. Work on the instrument panel has begun. The gray bit is a 3d printed HUD unit. I intended the part to have its reflector glass frame printed integral to the part you see. However, the parts were to fine for a good printed result, the frames will be built in plastic instead. There was also to be a printed "Oh Sheet" handle the sits atop the aft instrument panel, again not a good print so it will be plastic as well. Now here is a good part - the tail hook. I'm sorry about the photos, next time I'll break out my good camera and see if I can get all the detail to show. Timmy!
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