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  1. 7 points
    Shawn M

    HE-219 Revell 1/32

    last batch thanks for all the support along the way gang! Looking forward to the next GB where I tackle Dragons 110 with the AIMS G4 conversion!
  2. 6 points

    F-4J Tamiya

    Kit manufacturer: Tamiya Scale: 1/32 Type: F-4J Extras used: Aires cockpit, added several wires to the wheel bays Paints and colors used: Gunze Mr.Hobby, Tamiya
  3. 5 points
    So, I've had some days to digest Telford and I finally made it back to the 'workstation'. I'd better try to finish this Arado. all that inspiration, accumulated at Telford, really has made my head 'buzz' with new idea's and plans. What still needs to be done, is to finish the Luftwaffe 'Portalkran'... I do not know what this part is called in English, it was used to attach the engine to the hook of the crane. The winch with wire and chain. Attaching the winch to the crane... I did a temporary base used for display at Telford. I think it maybe needs to be bigger now? Cheers: Kent
  4. 3 points

    Fw 190D-11

    Fw 190D-11 W.Nr.220014 WFS of G.d.J. Fhr Otto Leisner 1945 Hasegawa model 1/32 Real Model conversion set HGW seat belts Barracuda cockpit & wheels All painting mask hand made All colours MRP
  5. 3 points
    Shawn M

    HE-219 Revell 1/32

    still more!
  6. 3 points
    Shawn M

    HE-219 Revell 1/32

    here are the rest more to come
  7. 2 points

    HE-219 Revell 1/32

    Nice work Shawn! I quite like the finish, and the little touches like exhaust staining on the werknummer. Bravo! This would be a cool thing to see and hear fly. Sad there's just one left.
  8. 2 points

    WNW Christmas Surprise

    When buying these, be careful. I ordered one from the original Bristol F2B Fighter kit and all they did was put it into a bubble pack and ship it. by the time it had traveled halfway around the planet to my place, it was pretty mangled up. Best to request a hardened package when ordering these decal sheets.
  9. 2 points

    Dragon's Sturmpanzer IV- 27/Dec/18

    A little work with oils: I start by putting the base colors on a piece of coarse cardboard to leach out the linseed oil. Next to the paints is my turpenoid of choice. I've done one roadwheel to highlight the difference in appearance made by a few brush strokes with a brush dipped in the lighter brown color. The darker brown-black color is for the center of each roadwheel. At the center is a depression where a grease nipple nests. After doing the whole side and letting it sit for a bit, I dipped a flat brush in white spirits then removed as much of the spirits as possible into a paper towel. Then I used the brush to remove the oils from raised areas on the roadwheels, idlers, drive sprocket, and return rollers. The zimmerit is brought out by the oils. Very uneven application! I shall have to talk to the foreman. My phone doesn't like close-ups. But you can see how the gray browns have settled into the corners of the rack details. I have chosen a light gray-brown after googling an intended location for Sturmpanzer Abteilung 216. Pictures of dried mud around the Adige River show it to be a light grey with a very small brown component. Thanks for looking! Gaz
  10. 2 points


    A WHOLE day without my LSP !!! I almost lost my mind !! Like you Ray, I'm slow off and on , but at least I'm sane again . This daaamm internet thingie !!
  11. 2 points

    WNW Christmas Surprise

    The Re.8 is probably the coolest British 2 seater they make, not counting the Fe.2b which is its own animal. I missed out first time around, so I'll be buying this. Of note: the original Re.8 decal sheet is still available directly from WNW so you can greatly expand your options with the Duelist kit and the older decal sheet. I'm totally finished buying discontinued kits on Ebay; be patient! Eventually you will see them again in re-releases and you can buy them at normal prices then.
  12. 2 points

    Some Speculation about Revell

    Being owned by an international conglomerate helps on the investment side.
  13. 2 points
    Here is the starboard side. It's pretty much all scratch-built, with modified kit parts, Waldron placards, plastic card and structural shapes, bits of wire and wine-bottle foil. The worst part was attaching all those friggin' toggle switches to the control panels...tiny bits of wire a couple of mm. long with superglue. I lost so many that didn't attach properly, there must be a couple of hundred under my desk that went flying off. Anyway, it's done and ready to be closed up. I think my favourite part of this side is the small power outlet beside the canvas flap/cover, and that flap itself. THe rectangular panel under the radio control box looks skewed but it's not, I think it's the camera lens in my phone distorting things. The oxygen hose is a Waldron part, and is finely ribbed and lovely. It's attached at either end, but free in the middle so that I can drape it on the floor when the fuselage is closed up.
  14. 2 points
    So I'm finally at the point of no return for the fuselage! All the interior bits are done, and I'm ready to close things up. The tailwheel and gear are done, the cockpit and radio rack, fuel tank, and radiators. Here are some final shots of the interior of the cockpit. Some of the detail will never be seen again once it's put together, but I know it's there, haha! It's as accurate as I could make it, some of the dimensions were off in the end but nothing critical and I think it's convincing. A couple of small things will be added once the final painting and assembly is done. So this is the port side of the cockpit with instrument panel and rudder pedals added, some more wiring and tubing inserted and everything glued into place. Overview with everything in:
  15. 2 points
    More progress with the SM, all's going quite well so far so I'm..... cautiously optimistic I plan to assemble this a s a complete unit, paint and detail it and then fit it in position. I've dry fitted the cannon and the angle looks about right though I won't know for sure until the canopy is on of course. There's a little wriggle room but not much: As some light relief I've made a start with the wheels. The kit ones are fine but I already had these Airwaves ones from when I was intending to build the Revell G4, so they are now cleaned up and have a coat of black primer on them:
  16. 2 points
    Hi all! Here is an update on the progress of the corrections to the MiG-21 fuselage. The length is now correct and the cuts filed with Apoxie Sculpt. Most important, the front has been deepened and widened to get the correct shape. Careful study of MANY photos was essential for this, in addition the the measurements. The spine has been removed completely, in order to correct the height for this part, which is off quite a bit. As a bonus, it will be easy to make more variants, such as the PFM, BIS and SMT. Here is a close up of the nose section, with intake ring in place. You can see how the part fits in place precisely with the fuselage. The auxilliary intake doors have the correct shape, but the radius of the curve is too small, so it will be modified. All scribed detail will be completely removed and the whole fuselage will be redone correctly. Studying the plans, measures and photos, I noticed the front airbrakes are inaccurate in shape, length and actual position on the fuselage. After thinking about the problem, I figured it will be easier to just replace the bays completely, still using the corrected kit airbrakes. This is a lot of work, but I think it is worth it as the resulting parts will be much more accurate and I am sure it will be quite noticeable on the finished kit. Regards, Alain My thoughts with you and your family André.
  17. 2 points
    Hi Mates, Thank you very much for your kind comments Some small progress on the Red Roaring Beauty! Test fit of the rear structure and tank. Battery and coils prepaired, masked and primed. Starting to connecting brakes and fuel pipes. Engine pan scratched. Alfa Rosso On the coils: ... And white (Titanium White GC) for the battery I hope you enjoy the WIP. More soon! Pascal
  18. 2 points
    You guys are awesome....So far quite a few of the model car guys have volunteered kits for re-casting also, but it will be a while before i can do any of that.The model has to be cut up strategically and enlarged a wee bit so it returns to scale via shrinkage but it can be done. A few of my guitar clients have also offered me the loan of their instruments so I can ,make new drawings, and the very first one I ever built is right here at my son's house, I gave it to him a while back as a birthday gift. Once again, I just have a to express my thanks for this amazing bunch of people, the weight you have lifted from our shoulders is a huge relief, and will speed us on our way back to normalcy. Susy is just speechless.One of her favorite jokes when someone asks her what her job is was to say " I make men all over the world happy" with just the right tone of voice.....She's pretty happy to know just how true that is. Thanks again Paul
  19. 2 points
    After the glass parts were applied, there was really not much left to do but attach the solar panel sections, and then put them on their bases. As to the bases.....................this was/is really the only complaint so far I have had with any of the new gen Bandai kits; in this case I broke both mounts that attach the Tie Fighters to the top of the base arm. This area is extremely weak, if the wrong pressure is put on it I found, it will break with ease, and in my case, let one of the Tie Fighters tumble to the ground, fortunately with ZERO adverse effects. I ended up having to permanently glue the top of the base section to the base arm. After that things were all wrapped up with these two Ties: Thanks to one and all for the positive comments and encouragement along the way. If you like Star Wars at ALL, do yourself a favor and get some of these Bandai kits! They will make you wonder why our aircraft manufacturers cant get get fit this good. All in all (realizing they are much smaller though) I've now reached my output of completed models PLUS another 1/3rd from ALL of last year in just under 3 months. REALLY a lot of fun to build and paint. THIS is the kind of thing that got me into modeling in the first place!
  20. 1 point
    I picked this one up a couple of months ago while I was working on the El Camino. This is not only a Holy Grail build for me but also would be a Holy Grail 1:1 vehicle for me. If I could ever get my hands on one for the right price...…. . To be very honest about it, these were not fast trucks from the factory. I think the horsepower rating was right about 225 hp and in 1990 it had a TH400 transmission behind it with 3:73 gears. The transmission being only 3 speed automatic made things difficult in an everyday driver due to the 3:73 gears. I guess GM wanted to captivate a middle age audience with the 454 and the nostalgia of the Turbo 400 automatic. In any case in 1991 they got smart and stuck a 4 speed overdrive transmission behind it to help the driveablity out some. In any case they produced on heckuva good looking vehicle and opened the gate for a slew of fast trucks to follow..... and they are HIGHLY sought after now. Anyways, Here's the kit: and for giggles.....an original advertisement photo:
  21. 1 point

    Rules of the Road

  22. 1 point
    Shawn M

    Rules of the Road

    do we have a completed gallery or am I just daft and looking right past it ....this is more then likely so please guide this blind man to the cheese and wine
  23. 1 point
    Shawn M

    HE-219 Revell 1/32

    thanks gang! I will get a full shoot done tomorrow night, my flash battery died and this thing is a HUGE beast to shoot. Here's another though, these are by no means final RFI shots as I have some tweaks to make to the antennae angles
  24. 1 point
  25. 1 point
    Don (dmthamade) is next up with his Trumpeter Swordfish Mk II. Certainly something a U boat skipper would not like to see in the middle of the night on the surface! Great job as always mate. Link to build thread;