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  1. 12 points
    red baron

    P 51 B war weary trumpeter

    my last kit, enjoy :
  2. 6 points
    @ntoine

    Make the others jealous

    Sales time a my LHS. An average 25€ less on the normal price for each kit.
  3. 5 points
    Timmy!

    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…
  4. 4 points
    titan8251

    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
  5. 4 points
    This is looking good - sounds like they are gonna have some French pilot figures available too:
  6. 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
  7. 4 points
    LSP_K2

    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.
  8. 4 points
  9. 3 points
    red baron

    F16 D BLOCK 52 academy

    my last built , enjoy :
  10. 3 points
    LSP_Kevin

    "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
  11. 3 points
    LSP_K2

    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.
  12. 3 points
    Out2gtcha

    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!
  13. 3 points
    Gazzas

    Kitty Hawk has announced an Fw 190A-5

    Wait... Milton Bradley makes parts for the SL500?? Gaz
  14. 3 points
    Vynce804

    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
  15. 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.
  16. 3 points
  17. 3 points
  18. 2 points
    Ryan

    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
  19. 2 points
    Koralik

    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.
  20. 2 points
    williamj

    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
  21. 2 points
    Pauldoe

    "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....
  22. 2 points
    LSP_Kevin

    "Best" 1/32 P-39 ?

    #71, April/May 2017: http://shop.afvmodeller.com/customer/product.php?productid=18720 Kev
  23. 2 points
    @ntoine

    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.
  24. 2 points
    Ryan

    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
  25. 2 points
    Timmy!

    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!
  26. 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.
  27. 2 points
    Out2gtcha

    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....................
  28. 2 points
    Gisbod

    Best NMF kits?

    drool....
  29. 2 points
    Adam

    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
  30. 2 points
    LSP_K2

    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.
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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.
  34. 2 points
    Fancherello

    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
  35. 1 point
    This us fun to watch!!!! You're doing a great job! Remember seeing that aircraft back in the 80s when I was at the Black Sea with my aunt and my uncle. Felt in love with it and always wanted to build one...but never did :-( Is there a good Arado kit in 1/48? Поздрави от Германия ;-) Alex
  36. 1 point
    ...Or was the beginning in 1935 when Japan attacked China. Several of those Golden Era aircraft ended up seeing action there.
  37. 1 point
    Jeff

    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
  38. 1 point
    Ryan

    TA-152 use of Wood Panels

    Excellent, I AM indeed a modeler.
  39. 1 point
    I'm glad I got mine when I did. I bought it like 2 or 3 days before it was gone. I think the saddest thing about OOP kits is that some ppl buy more than they'll ever build or sell. I mean... I love Albatros D.III's and D.V's... but I cannot see myself building more than the three D.V's I already own... that's why I didn't rush out and get the MvR kit on pre-order. It's the same plastic I already have. Gaz
  40. 1 point
    MikeMaben

    Roden Pfalz D.III

    Man , Chris that is a purple PURPLE ! (all caps) Do you guys put a little dishsoap in your decal water ? I find it helps them be a bit more slippery , and eliminates surface tension.
  41. 1 point
    I recommend you DN models. https://dnmodels.com/
  42. 1 point
    Don, Sorry to hear you've had some difficulties. Rigging seems hard, but once you settle the problem of keeping the model in place and not having to touch the wings with your hands, it gets a bit easier. For me, the most essential tools for rigging are: 1. A biplane jig 2. A lot of very bright light, some from the backside of the model 3. Good magnification. The greatest bonus of rigging a biplane model is some added strength which is usually needed just to keep the upper wing from detaching during casual handling. Gaz
  43. 1 point
    williamj

    Kitty Hawk has announced an Fw 190A-5

    Not another P-51, why?? There so many out there now.
  44. 1 point
    Dave (Kiwi guy 3) has just text me to say he has them and will be on an overnight courier!
  45. 1 point
    JefH

    1/32 Revell FW-190 F-8

    Hello again. Been working on the kit a little bit over the past two weeks. Fought with a couple of the national cross decals that silvered. Since I was out of replacement decals (and patience) I masked off the silvered area and repainted them. Thanks to the guidance of some forum members on another post I think it worked ok. Put down a pin wash and a matte coat (Alclad Matte) to get me to this point. Looking forward to getting the cockpit & radial unmasked to get a better idea of how things will look. Thanks for looking. Jeff
  46. 1 point
    DeanKB

    Make the others jealous

    In an effort to bring the thread back to model relating discussion, here's a picture of most of my stash: 20180518_142151 by dekenba1, on Flickr After I took this photo - and did some quick calculations (I've got tons of AM as well) - I rang up the insurance company to increase my contents insurance cover. It's scary how easy it is to "invest" in this stuff.
  47. 1 point
    alaninaustria

    F-14B UPGRADE 1/32 Tomcat

    This is one of the nicest finishes I have ever seen - wow!! You've got talent brother!! What a beauty!! Cheers Alan
  48. 1 point
    ClumsyDude

    Hasegawa N1K2 George

    Pilot looks great ... and the wing is looking sweet too. I would probably get itchy about the difference between IJN and IJA too ... for me it'd come down to availability of reasonably priced AM options. Good luck. Jim
  49. 1 point
    CANicoll

    Hasegawa N1K2 George

    You do great IP's, the contract is terrific. I've been at our local airplane museum (Udvar Hazy, part of the Smithsonian museums) looking at the IP's best as I can. They really are not the flat black I've been painting all this time - your variations in color are spot on. MUCH more interesting looking too as I think it is part of the 'scale effect' I think most of us are looking for. Keep up the good work!!
  50. 1 point
    Out2gtcha

    Hasegawa N1K2 George

    Truly cool pic
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