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  1. 10 points
    Starfighter

    S-3B Viking - scratchbuilt

    Time is running and I am pushing hard to get the whole ting finished until Sunday... the Viking itself is ready. I have built a transport jig which will hopefully help to get it to BSMC without any damage. My friend Thomas has built a base and an incredible catwalk for me. I am doing my best to do it justice with a proper paintjob... pics of the base will follow after the show. I have finished one of my own CAD designed A/S32-A31A to fill up the space on the base. I will hopefully get the possibility to make my vehicles available soon, but more on that later. And a little one because I couldn't resist... The whole setting will be set up for the first time on Sunday. I hope I can take a few decent pics then which I will try to post next week.
  2. 9 points
    Southern Bandit

    Make the others jealous

    This may or may not make others jealous, but it was a big thing for me ... a massive thing, love my Live music as most here will know and even above our Scale Modelling passion ... Pink Floyd is a big passion, it was arranged that me and 5 other friends go down to see the Australian Pink Floyd show at Glasgow on Saturday ... Few of us have seen the real Pink Floyd before, but some hadn't and this was mostly my arrangement getting things sorted for gigs ... all was sorted, all was good ... but oh wow I was told at last minute another friend had tacked on a greet and meet package for us ... and so we all talked to the band and got a good Australian Pink Floyd Goodie Bag too ... Bloody Hell ... was overwhelmed with my good friends generosity
  3. 7 points
    Thanks boys Now I started to make struts of wings.
  4. 6 points
    reconspit

    LSP Christmas Raffle 2018

    Hey guys, i‘d like to be enrolled in this raffle... And, of course, I donate a Roden Reims FTB 337G Lynx Good luck to everyone...
  5. 6 points
    Some more work. The ignition wiring is depicted as a rather frightening photo etch part. I could tell that this was going to be too much work, as well as lacking the 3D look more appropriate to models in this scale. I cut off the ignition leads and used the photo etch as a template glued to some thick plastic card and shaped. I then drilled some holes and glued in some copper wire Almost completed engine. I have used the excellent RB Productions Sutton harness. A little tricky to assemble but they look really good. I modified the lap belts as they aren't quite as complicated on the real aircraft as they are meant to be assembled. I cut off the kit grip and remade it from some copper wire with very fine copper wire wrapped around it. I also added the two gun buttons. The almost completed cockpit. I added some instrument wiring from copper wire.
  6. 5 points
    Another single squadron sheet from AOA, this time for F-4J’s of VF-154 Black Knights in the 1970s and covering standard and CAG schemes. Planning for early 2019. Now available at: www.AOAdecals.com
  7. 5 points
    Jamie (Give your brain a chance!) from Battle of Britain Is the same guy as.... Jeor Mormont in Game of Thrones!! Sir James Cosmo!
  8. 5 points
    few pics of box content http://trumpeter-china.com/index.php?g=home&m=product&a=show&id=3274 jan
  9. 4 points
    Lud13

    LSP Christmas Raffle 2018

    Hello all I would like to donate 1:32 Aeropoxy Rogozarski IK-3 resin kit. I would also like to enter as a recipient... Thx to all of You guys that make this place special....
  10. 4 points
    Out2gtcha

    LSP Christmas Raffle 2018

    Please guys, lets keep this thread up beat, happy, and about what its supposed to be about; the spirit of the raffle and giving. Lets keep the personal stuff and trash talking out.
  11. 4 points
    kkarlsen

    Fokker Dr. I 'Skeletal'

    It's beginning to look like a little 'Fokker'... Fitting the Aviattic rudder. And the cowling, also Aviattic... Cheers: Kent
  12. 4 points
    SapperSix

    1/32 Revell RF-4C 14th TRS

    Had to spend some time doing a little earthquake recovery work around the house and of course work had me going pretty good. It was a relief to get home for some plastic therapy. I finally spent some time to plan and execute cutting the holes in the fuselage for the photo flash dispensers. It helped that my early Christmas present got to me. I ordered a new micro saw and made a flexible ruler to scribe and cut. I made a few mistakes as I got impatient after a few light cuts. Otherwise, it was a decent go. I will have to re-scribe proper panels in the area around the dispensers. I will have to also add the additional panel hiding the antenna in the vertical stabilizer. A lot of time was spent working on the cockpit minutia making minor advances over time. I worked on studying the seats while working on the cockpit area as I started making the seats come to life.
  13. 4 points
    quang

    1/32 FLY Hurricane: spinning wild

    Looking a few posts back, I found out the gun camera (probably from Milliput) has been added to my build. I don’t even recall having done It and that’s only two years ago!
  14. 3 points
    Dandiego

    F-15DJ Japanese Adversary

    Ok she is done. Thanks for dropping by. Dan
  15. 3 points
    MikeMaben

    LSP Christmas Raffle 2018

    Hey Kev, re guideline 8 , I'd like each of the 2 Revell Mustang kits to be donated as seperate items. It takes awhile for some of this stuff to sink in for me
  16. 3 points
    The RH wing flap linkage is done, and it wasn't easy. Here: Some things to note - You see three supports, each with a pair of fixed ribs, and a linkage in between the ribs, just like the real thing. Most exposed are the "boomerang" links, sticking out inviting damage. That is also just like the real thing. So far no damage, but I live in fear of breaking one, and/or what it attaches to. Repair would probably be very involved. Each linkage is movable to a certain degree. That way I can better attach the flap when it comes time, and get it to the flaps-down position I want. You also see an unpainted torque tube between the inboard and mid supports, just like the real thing. Look closely and you will see the actuation arms on either end of the torque tube, directly adjacent to the main supports. The ends of these two actuation arms attach to fittings growing out the nose of the flap. At this point the arms can rotate, independent of each other (NOT like the real thing), again to better attach the flap in the correct position. The torque tube is actually two halves, with a crude torque tube support at the tube's mid span. This allows me to get that independent rotation. Once the flap is positioned later on, I will drop in some liquid glue on all the linkage joints to firmly fix the flap in its flaps-down position. With both wing halves, the supports look like this: Hopefully, this scale aircraft will have robustly mounted flaps in the down position, when it is all said and done - during my lifetime hopefully! That is all I have for now. The LH wing flap supports are almost done. Then some wing panel painting (some but not all of it). At that point, I will have ticked off all the items required prior to final landing gear installation, and wing half join. That is a milestone I have been waiting for, for a very long time. Then - after joining the tail to the fuselage, and temp installing the wings to the fuselage, I get to put "weight on wheels" for the first time!!! Oh yes. It's only a week or two away (hard to predict, with all the holiday activities). You will see it soon.
  17. 3 points
    nichenson

    Paul Fisher Fire Relief - GoFundMe

    There actually already is a class action suit against PG&E started for the Camp fire. I am not sure which attorney group is doing it though. The problem is that PG&E already is in the middle of another lawsuit from another fire which hasn't been settled yet. Also, PG&E is also threatening to file bankruptcy which means even if anyone wins a suit no one will get paid. To make it even worse, last year California passed legislation that allows any utility to pass on any debt to their customers in forms of fees or increased rates which in turn means if you sue the company you are essentially putting money from one of your pockets into another and grabbing a few bucks from your neighbor, too. It isn't looking too good going down that route. I have heard a few stories about Nationwide from people who were hit by the hurricane in Florida a couple of months back. It took some threatening and heated phone calls, but they eventually got what they needed. I hope Paul doesn't have to go to that extreme though. I have also heard talks that legislation is being introduced for the state to buy the lands/area and convert it into a buffer zone. Either way, it will be a long recovery for everyone.
  18. 3 points
    dodgem37

    That darn revell Bf 109G-10!

    'I tried do some oil streaks here but failed' Layer it. Sincerely, Mark
  19. 3 points
    Hardcore

    That darn revell Bf 109G-10!

    Bought some oil from Ammo-Mig to continue weathering. In hindsight in think I Should have bought pure black.:-\ Anyway, most oil applied around the engine for obvious reasons. Landing gear in place only temporarily. I tried do some oil streaks here but failed. I suspect the oil was not dry enough straight from the bottle. Next session i will let it dry out on a bit of paper. Thanks for looking!
  20. 3 points
    Dandiego

    Hornet over Hanoi

    Alright how about some pics... I have started construction by assembling the rear fuselage. Air intakes. Focus Dan! Tail area. Some putty is needed. Also I have moved the slot for the stabs to reflect the normal drooped attitude when at rest. Vertical tails had a very loose and sloppy fit. I added shims to tighten everything up. I am re-scribing the entire model and adding rivets using the Academy kit as a guide. I have added intake interiors back to the compressor faces. The compressor faces are to far forward but it was going to be very difficult to move them farther back. Cutting up the wings. The Academy kit gives you different parts for 4 different flap angles so I will using some of these parts to show deployed flaps. Some resin and PE parts from the AM kit. Nose cone with resin gun port already added to the nose. Thanks, Dan
  21. 3 points
    Chek

    1/32 FLY Hurricane: spinning wild

    Indeed, completely and utterly wrong.wrong and wrong. I've edited the original to correct the information. Thanks to Mike for pointing it out. Although it's a different design of fairing, the photos show the one fabricated for the restoration of Hurricane I R4118. The example seen in the Townsend photo may have been related to a leading edge cannon fairing, but its position is in the inner wing rib bay beside the armament bay, as in the collage of R4118's restoration photos, with a scrap view of Hurricane IIa Z3055's spar (same wing) thrown in to show wing rib attachment points. The moral of this post being just because you researched something only a couple of years ago, don't assume you've retained all the finer points, even if you think you probably have. Still can't believe I mis-remembered the radiators after all the digging into its construction I did. Sheesh! Nice to see your interest guys, and nice to see you checking in Quang.
  22. 3 points
    Bill_S

    Make the others jealous

    The postman just dropped this at my doorstep!
  23. 3 points
    I was a starboard waist gunner on an H model. The Bombay doors were always kept open until well after takeoff because of fuel vapors. Many a 24 exploded because of this. Also the springs for the nose gear were so week that the bombardier had to be careful not to lean back too far so as to not fall out of the plane. Don’t put too many fuel streaks on the plane. The ground crews were so meticulous and proud, they took care of any oil leaks.
  24. 3 points
    Thank you for your comments everyone, managed to get some bench time again after a couple of busy weeks/ weekends and built up and painted the Fug 220 dipoles which are a real pain to assemble. While looking at pictures of 2Z + GB I noticed that one of the lower antlers must have been replaced at some point as one is all black and the other side has red and white warning markings on it as you can see from the picture taken from Die Deutsche Luftwaffe Vol 3. Also after studying pictures of exhaust stains on G-4's I slowly built these up with heavily diluted black/ red-brown paint mix. So I'm thinking I need to add all the sticky out parts now and add a light coat of flat varnish to knock back some shiny areas and then remove all the masking over the clear parts and fingers crossed I've had no paint seep in to the cockpit!! Regards. Andy
  25. 3 points
    Timmy!

    T-45C Conversion from Revell Kit

    Last details and stand complete! Last of the details and getting the stand finished up. Full write up found HERE. For your viewing pleasure. Thanks for watching, Timmy!
  26. 3 points
    Yes it is true, this is my favorite plane. Recently, I have not done much in the model and maybe it is not too impressive but the work was quite a lot. The aerodynamic fairing which was behind the head of the pilot I glued in its place and smoothed its shape at the point of contact with the hull. Made of thick aluminum foil, I made reinforcements of the hull and small inspection panels. However, rivets are the product Archer fine transfers.
  27. 3 points
  28. 3 points
    Starfighter

    S-3B Viking - scratchbuilt

    Jack, great to see you're back - I hope all issues have been solved! If you come to BSMC show in Putte on December 9th, you should be able to see it on the competition table if everything goes to plan. I have spent quite some time painting and slightly modifying some Reedoak figures during the weekend. I'm not a good figure painter, but at least they are better than the last ones I've made... They are not yet finished, the plane captain needs to get his helmet codes and the pilot needs to get another harness below his survival vest. A second pilot figure is still in progress.
  29. 2 points
    IT IS DONE!!! I like it, gots some buggers but I learned some new techniques and it’ll look decent on a shelf! Final build article link HERE!… Gave the model a name BTW THE STUDENT’S REVENGE See if you can figure out why…. Thanks for watching, Timmy!
  30. 2 points
    This was after the War. My dad worked at Willow Run where B24s we’re still being made, and I often flew in them. So they were not only still being produced, they were being flown. Maybe it was for export, I don’t know.
  31. 2 points
    Out2gtcha

    Make the others jealous

    Thats pretty neat Mark. We done see stuff like that on this side of the puddle
  32. 2 points
    mark31

    Make the others jealous

    recievd today from the mailman not a plane somthing compleet out my field en never build before by me Mark
  33. 2 points
    Ha ha, the eyes are OK Dennis, I was more worried about fainting from not being able to breathe!! Isn't this a great photo:
  34. 2 points
    If both of you want to PM me your mailing addresses, I'd be happy to find out and get back to you.
  35. 2 points
    This is true Shawn, also maybe a bit of artistic licence could be applied! And then look what happened:
  36. 2 points
    I'm doing a bit of work on the tail end; the single rear nav light on the E kit: needs to be supplemented by two additional ones like this: so a few minutes whittling with some 1mm rod and the job's done: Looks like I've got a bit of seam filling to do too! I also added the tiny PE actuators for the trim tabs: She's coming on quite well, time for mottling to start very soon!
  37. 2 points
    Collin

    S-3B Viking - scratchbuilt

    Man, makes me miss flying her. This build belongs in a museum. The plane captains dirty vest is spot on, those folks busted their tails getting us launched and would get filthy. Cheers Collin
  38. 2 points
    I'd be interested to know the cost to the UK, superb product Tim.
  39. 2 points
    Looking really great. I'd be interested in 1/32, one pre-war, one war type... I wonder how much would shipping over to Europe cost.... Any idea? Juraj
  40. 2 points
    madmusky

    LSP Christmas Raffle 2018

    Hi Folks Sounds like fun so count me in as a recipient. i don't have much in the stash to donate but i'll donate a Revell Tornado ECR Darren
  41. 2 points
    Ivan Ivanovich

    Su-25 wheel bay color

    "Variatio delectat." You'll find lots of variations. Particularly during the post-Soviet years. You won't see too much of the bays themselves since the oleo/strut doors are closed on the ground. If it's going to be a Soviet one, you can't go wrong with that distinctive RLM 02-ish grey beige painted or anodised finish for the wheel bays. And the list isn't even complete...
  42. 2 points
    LSP_K2

    Paul Fisher Fire Relief - GoFundMe

    I watch Centennial at least once a year, Lonesome Dove too.
  43. 2 points
    smoke417

    LSP Christmas Raffle 2018

    I'll donate the following Item 1: Jagdwaffe - Volume Three Section 1 - Strike in the Balkans April - May 1941 Item 2: Cutting Edge - FW 190A Part 1 Decal Sheet (CED 32068) SSI Decals - P-47 Razorbacks R.S. Johnson 32-121 SSI Decals - Me-109G - Hartman & Barkhorn - 32-47 Item 3: Vallejo Model Air - Luftwaffe Colours Set RLM 2, RLM 61, RLM 62, RLM 65, RLM 66, RLM 71, RLM 73, RLM 74, RLM 75, RLM 78, RLM 79, RLM 80, RLM 81, RLM 82, RLM 84 Simon
  44. 2 points
    LSP_K2

    1:24 Trumpeter Bf 109G-14

    Once I made the commitment to not bother with the main wheel wells (quite a relief, actually), upper wing halves are now secured in place and super glue being used to fix all seams and problem spots.
  45. 2 points
    X15

    Yak3

    Thank you very much to all for your kind word, i really apreciate ! Some other pics X15
  46. 2 points
    MARU5137

    LSP Christmas Raffle 2018

    Hello Kevin2, please accept these as MY Donation towards the Christmas Raffle. Thank you. TRUMPETER 1/32 02205 PLA F-5 (MIG-17F) REVELL 1/32 4784 GRUMMAN F4F-4/MARTLET MK.V MARU 5137.
  47. 2 points
    For the purposes of this discussion, I am just a model-builder that would like to buy a Liberator kit. I was (and I still am) involved in the development of a variety of model-related products in a number of ways at a number of levels, but in this case I only speak as a "potential customer." I do not imagine myself as an "expert" in anything. I can only call myself a "good listener". Everything I know, I learned by listening to others smarter than me. The truth of the matter is that I do not know if there is a problem with this kit. There may be a problem, but this is not the way to assess it. And if there is indeed a problem with this kit, I will live with it. But that is just me. You can do what you want, I am not forcing my opinion on anyone, Radu
  48. 2 points
    Padubon

    P-40K 1LT R. Johnson, Tunisia 1943.

    Some more pics
  49. 2 points
    karimb

    Make the others jealous

    Promised Brian @Out2gtcha to post this... the 23KG Christmas box i got. I'd like to thank my good friend and business partner, owner of Sukerumodera model shop for providing me with this back breaking box and its contents! And my apologies for not posting this any time earlier i just didn't get around to taking photos of the kit before now with all the commitments and things going on in life... HPH custom made order 1/18 Mirage 2000-5 which i will eventually end up building as a greek bird!
  50. 2 points
    Hardcore

    That darn revell Bf 109G-10!

    Ok, so applying these to the tail fin was not easy for someone with Parkinson. And the other small decals was a bit difficult too. The job is finished finally and no big disasters, except a few markings omitted and one or two being erroneous. (the tyre size markings got the wrong dimensions) I used a mix of decals from Revell, Trumpeter and Cutting Edge. I have a Hasegawa sheet too but I save that one for the K-4 variant I have half finished. Next step is to spray a protecting layer of varnish over the whole thing. Maybe two. Thanks for looking!
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