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  1. 11 points
    Here's the big preview of our new 1/48 Spit Mk.I decal. For the moment it's only 1/48, but we'll see what the future holds. Our previous Spitfires haven't sold terribly well in 1/32, and not at all in 1/72. This sheet covers the first RAF kills of WWII in October 1939 up through the end of the Mk.I's frontline service in 1941. These are not randomly chosen subjects - each one has a story that we will be providing in the instructions, and several of them have multiple kills attributed to them. Three airplanes have "nose art", and one has a name with no art, all pretty unusual for the RAF in 1939/40. Lots of variations in roundels and fin flashes. GR-Z is the aircraft in which Sqdn Leader Roger Bushell, "Big-X" of "The Great Escape" fame, was shot down in France. Most of these have never been seen in the model/decal world before! Coming in early 2019. J
  2. 7 points
    Here are some pics, after washing and weathering. I have noticed that the black paint on the real deal is pretty non-uniform and can tend towards a brownish-black. I added some brown to black to create a custom mix and applied it in a non-uniform way. The Two Bobs decals are very nice, kudos to those guys for delivering so many great subjects over the years. One thing to watch out for on this sheet is that the very light gray markings are printed white. Very quick and easy solution is to overspray them with some very much thinned down black (not gray, else the area around the decals will appear lighter which may even look like a silvering issue). In the above pic the area around the gun seems a little too faded... I took those pics in pretty intense light, the effect is a little exaggerated in the pics. Nonetheless, I wonder if I should reduce that effect a little. Thx for looking, Marcel
  3. 6 points
    cbk57

    Tamiya 1/32 F4U-1D, VBF-84, 3/9 update

    This will be a short whip. I have this mostly assembled. I painted this in black primer, then used black basing technique which lots of marbled shades under the paint. The effects are subtle. The gloss sea blue is Mission Models. I forgot to photograph ti cockpit before sticking it in the model and glueing it all up. I am using the Funkdecals sheet: Forgetting the unit number but tried to simulate the overspray on the group symbols, my strategy was to use a superfine masking tape about the scale of the tape used by navy, then mask leaving a gap like below. I think I have the lower wing group symbol on the wrong side, have to pay close attention here. I thought it wrapped around the wing but bottom g symbol is on left wing top symbol is on right wing. After that I just tried to do a bad paint job and this is what I got:
  4. 6 points
    i think this is my first finished model post here......i hope it's liked this is the old tool hasegawa A6M5c with the metal cowl and undercarriage .....it's an old kit but still builds up well...the markings are for a plane flown by Saburo Sakai in 1945. the kit is out of box other that a set of stunning Eduard wheels...and it's my first serious attempt at weathering....pretty happy with the results.  48189145_891007654427941_8537467885692387328_o by paul sabin, on Flickr 48237114_891007591094614_2427286469388271616_o by paul sabin, on Flickr 47680111_891007794427927_1391688894189142016_o by paul sabin, on Flickr 47681468_891007687761271_8704623490252144640_o by paul sabin, on Flickr 47580615_891007624427944_3525011382179201024_o by paul sabin, on Flickr 47578347_891007847761255_4762451636943585280_o by paul sabin, on Flickr and with an older 21st century early A6M5 that i built 48408314_891007887761251_2994181298731352064_o by paul sabin, on Flickr it's been an enjoyable learning experience...i'll be playing with weathering in the future
  5. 6 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.
  6. 5 points
    This is my new project. This Spitfire Mk.1 will be finished with the markings of Turkish Air Force circa 1940 Due to age and minor problems of the old kit I will use a dozen modification. Here we go...
  7. 5 points
    Hi friends, continue with this project : masking and painting, the most interesting part of our hobby, because when you remove the masks, it is something like to open a Christmas present Hope you like her Cheers friends
  8. 5 points
    LSP_Ray

    P-47N wheels

    Here is a pic where you can see both faces of the wheels:
  9. 4 points
    Still battling photo hosting issues since I shut down my website, so let's see if this works... Here's the (un-buildable ) 1/32 Trumpeter P-40B/C done in the markings of Robert Neale's "White 7" of the AVG in Kunming, China in June of '42, CO of 1st Pursuit and the leading AVG ace with 15.5 kills. Decals are from Kits World mostly and were excellent. I started with Tiger Wings decals which look great on the sheet but we were so thin and brittle they were mostly unusable. Big, big shout out to my buddy Rick Kranias who provided me with the two side windows for the cockpit after I broke mine. Details: BarracudaCast resin wheels Master brass MG set SAC landing gear (only because lone of my struts got lost) Cockpit corrected with left over parts from Azur Hawk 75 and some scratch-building Kits World decals Paint: Mr. Color
  10. 4 points
    OK, PB seems to be working (sort of) so let's try another one. Kit: 1/32 Hasegawa Fw 190F-8 Decals: EagleCals Paint: Mr. Color Notes: EagleParts spinner and propeller blades with external weights, MDC SC 250 bomb, HGW seatbelts. HGW raised rivet set, Eduard wheels, Quickboost gun set, Quickboost exhausts
  11. 4 points
    Erwin

    LSP Christmas Raffle 2018

    Please add this as donation...
  12. 4 points
    Starting to apply the markings, using Montex masks. With the surface detail on this kit, please don’t use decals! Cheers, Tom
  13. 4 points
    Madmax

    MiG-29A in Luftwaffe Service

    Now that our power is restored, here are some photo's of the corrected half of the upper surface. You will notice the addition of fasteners, and some surface work in places where I felt it would add to texture of the model. These additions are not exact copies of what I can see on the reference material, but rather an interpretation of what I see. As my friend Nick likes to point out, one may have to exaggerate some details to make the model look more like the real thing! Here you can see the airbrake has also had some concave and convex shapes added (or subtracted in this case). A comparison between the worked and unworked sides. Here is the nose area. I did some stressed skin on this portion of the cockpit sides as well as above the main wheel wells. This is essentially how I start it, and the rest is done by sanding the panels to shape. I am quite pleased with the effect, and of course the upright cockpit sides. Now I am going to take a break from the fuselage, and fiddle with the HAD etched exhaust nozzles. This should be fun! Cheers, Sean
  14. 3 points
    Alain Gadbois

    Bolingbroke in a barn!

    Hi! A couple months ago I went to visit the Montreal Aviation Museum, which is situated in an old barn at the western tip of the island. They are restoring a Bolingbroke for static display. I took a few pictures of the state of progress of the project. The museum is very small but they have some nice exhibits and they are also restoring a Norseman. The Airfix kit has just come out so the following pictures might be of help, while waiting for a larger scale one...
  15. 3 points
    LSP_Kevin

    Paul Fisher Fire Relief - GoFundMe

    We're inching closer to the amazing figure of US$30,000! Given Paul's (not unexpected) difficulties with his insurance company, it looks like he and his family will be leaning on this money for some time yet, and may need our continued support for as long as we can sustain it. If you haven't donated yet, please consider doing so - no amount is too small! https://www.gofundme.com/paul-fisher-fire-relief Kev
  16. 3 points
    BloorwestSiR

    VF-1 Tomcat decals!!

    I've got a pair of Tamiya Tomcats in the stash. Actually sold off the one Trumpeter kit I had after getting these for a great deal. So that's the way I'm going. One as VF-84 and the other as VF-1. Maybe one day I'll add a VF-111 to them. Carl
  17. 3 points
    dmthamade

    VF-1 Tomcat decals!!

    Should have added, i'm getting lazy in my old age. An almost OOB build, just having to add aftermarket decals appeals to me more than rescribing, etc. A Tamiya 'Cat done the same way as their previous 1/32 kits would be the closest thing. Don Actually, never going to happen, but a kit by Hasegawa or Revell would be great. They keep things simple yet detailed enough for me, but pricewise (Revell) a great base for those that want to add aftermarket.
  18. 3 points
    dmthamade

    VF-1 Tomcat decals!!

    For me, the panel lines are the biggest bugaboo. I've rescribed/built the Tamiya kit adding an aftermarket pit as well to be rid of the decal panel. Other than a few shape issues and details, having to rescribe, i'm ok with it. With the VF-1 decal release, i'll build another 'Cat, just have to decide if it'll be a Tamiya or Trumpeter kit. Pros and cons with both, just need to decide which.... Don Tamiya kit is winning, so far...
  19. 3 points
    BloorwestSiR

    VF-1 Tomcat decals!!

    The cockpit is fairly sparse. They use decals for the various side consoles so they're completely devoid of any raised detail. Carl
  20. 3 points
    Bruce_Crosby

    Frank, George's Brother

    Hi Guys, Well, I've been busy with the other two Frank kits. The interiors got built and painted and I assembled them into the fuselages yesterday and added the wings and a very small amount of filler. One of the models needed some thin plasticard shims to widen out the fuselage slightly so the wing fit was better, then a very small smear of Mr Dissolved Putty. I didn't go mad crazy on the interiors as I know from building the first one that you can't see sweet FA inside once the fuselage is buttoned up. I'm not building for a magazine or a competition or a customer so its going to be OK to show at the club and sit om my shelf and gather dust! One of the two new builds has and Eduard etched seat, with the colour etched seatbelts from the same set. For once, the paint cracked as I bent the metal so there was some remedial painting to do. This model has the IP from an Aires cockpit set which I'm not going to use as its far too much effort and the same reasons as paragraph 1 above! Paints here are all Mission Models, even the washes. The other interior has a Master Casters resin seat, the Eduard colour etch IP and the plain etched belts from the Aires set but using the colour etch buckle that's a spare in the Eduard set. After this is posted I'll be putting some MMP Grey primer on the second and third models. Right now they are on the table to my immediate left, having been washed with warm water and a detergent, using a sponge, then rinsed with water and dried with paper towels. Master Casters seat test fit Eduard etched seat test fit Eduard colour etch IP Aires etch and film IP Eduard seat and belts finished. Still needs the control column! The two interiors. Hope you like them. Regards, Bruce Crosby
  21. 3 points
    Whitey

    LSP Christmas Raffle 2018

    I'm in too guys - donor and entrant. I will donate a Revell 1/32 PA-18 Supercub - Kit number 04208. Thanks for organising this great event.
  22. 3 points
    Padubon

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

    Again, more pictures
  23. 3 points
    leitch

    LSP Christmas Raffle 2018

    Here is my donation for the raffle There is a mask set in the box too, all to one recipient. Andrew
  24. 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!
  25. 2 points
    John Everett

    1/20 Nichimo Cessna-172 Skyhawk

    Hello LSP, I finished the Cessna a few months ago and have posted it in a couple of places. But I thought it might make a nice introduction to my first post here on LSP. There was a lot added to the engine and a little bit done with the interior. But in general the 40 year old kit includes just about everything you see here. Back in August a member was asking if he should build his copy or just collect it. I would answer his question by pointing out that unbuilt models are sad and lonely and if you were going to have a "bucket list" finished model, this would be one.
  26. 2 points
    Dukie99

    LSP Christmas Raffle 2018

    I would like to participate in the raffle. I will also donate this : Cheers, David
  27. 2 points
    themongoose

    Kit Bash Stinger

    It's been a completely uninterrupted day in the paint booth Another 2 hours gone and the bottom is done in light ghost grey. The tails were supposed to be LGG too which I almost missed. Glad Dave Roof has the graphics with his decals for sure as I kept that sheet right next to me all day. Here's something I really like about this system...I think I said that a few posts up too haha. These 3 pics are for a repair I did. Once I had the mottle coat finished I noticed some poor filler work, yeah I know go figure lol. In order of progression you can see how the repair goes and prior to the top coat it's almost unnoticeable. I still need more work on my sanding and filling but it's getting better.
  28. 2 points
    Daniel Leduc

    Belgium Mirage V help please

    Yeap, exactly that one, with a more centered scoop.... Dan.
  29. 2 points
    Harold

    Belgium Mirage V help please

    This one? I stated this one for the Revell kit several years ago.
  30. 2 points
    dmthamade

    VF-1 Tomcat decals!!

    Yup!!! BTDT!!! But like i said, i'm getting lazy in my old age!!! If i do the Tamiya 'Cat, i'll be doing the rescribe/aftermarket pit. Don
  31. 2 points
    Luca

    VF-1 Tomcat decals!!

    cockpit and positive lines are the minor issues IMHO. You can easily fix them with an aftermarket resin bath tube (Aires, Black Box, Teknics...) and a scriber
  32. 2 points
    themongoose

    Kit Bash Stinger

    Who hoo thanks for the encouragement Anthony! This morning the bottom mottling is all done. Starting with th small parts was definitely the wayto go. If for no other reason this method is great for impoving air brush skills. Recognizng when it needs cleaned out and when my strokes are getting sloppy, like going too fast. So heres where I’m at plus a shot of all the different mixes and a bonus, had a few pieces of cork board left from my daughters room decorating request that were put to good use.
  33. 2 points
    Some progress. Dials are from MDC decal set.
  34. 2 points
    Finally got to work on the cockpit. All OOB except for some airscale dials added to the IP. And I managed to scrounge a couple of resin seats. Not a lot of text except to say all hand painted, and aint that macro lens cruel. Looks good to the naked eye though.
  35. 2 points
    Excellent work Marcel, things are falling into place nicely. Steve
  36. 2 points
    Thanks guys. I'm happy with the progress myself It'll be a few weeks now till another update as I am off to my Mother in Laws inevitable funeral on Tuesday before flying to NZ to spend what will likely be a not so festive Christmas break. Rest assured, once I have finished the neck off I will be posting some pics. I am in the midst of painting the neck walls and finishing off the detailing to the front panels now. The roof of the bridge is current;y drying and should be able to be released from it's clamps tomorrow Thanks for showing an interest guys. I hope you all have a safe and merry Christmas break Till next time Si
  37. 2 points
    Progress? A long, enjoyable day at the paint bench. Purple primer, then yellow base coat with some shading sprayed on. Then break out the brushes to block all the colours in. Chips and scratches, then a quick shot of gloss from a rattle can followed up with some pin washes with oils and Tamiya enamels. Still some way to go but progress. Jim - The base is a square molding from the hardware store with a ring of 2mm square styrene into which a square block of HD Foam is set. The foam lets me get a bit of height and shape the terrain without too much hassle. IHTH. Thanks for all the comments. Dan
  38. 2 points
    Thanks Alain, you're right.....it was late and I'd had a glass or three!!
  39. 2 points
    I've seen worse , you're right tho , it is more about perspective. Looks like a direct copy of this photo (posted earlier by Kevin). Even the prop blur is identical. They just put it way too close to the ground. Probably another team effort at Trumpeter.
  40. 2 points
    It's even better to be inside it when the engines fire up! I didn't fly in the 24, had to choose one and went for the B-17 when the two came to Salem, OR. Was a great flight; they went directly over my house, took a pic from waist gunner position. Stuck my head out the navigator's roof window into the slipstream. Went down to the bombardier's position - what a view! Definitely an experience I would recommend if you can fork over the cost of a B-24 kit - it was worth it.
  41. 2 points
    Dragon

    VF-1 Tomcat decals!!

    I'm hoping this might be a sign that Tamiya will upscale their 1/48 tomcat!
  42. 2 points
    seiran01

    Yak 9 M/T Silver wings 1/32

    Hi guys, I had some friends ask for photos of the kit, so I've made an online album of the Yak parts. Running around like a headless chicken today and don't have time to type up a review, but here's what you gt in the kit https://imgur.com/a/ZDi2ThS
  43. 2 points
    Big step made today with Fug 220 array instaaled followed by a light coat of flat varnish and with baited breath removed all cockpit masking and to my relief all was well....phew!! So final bits like hatches, D/F loop, aerial, pitot and propellers need adding and I'll be calling this one done. Regards. Andy
  44. 2 points
    BloorwestSiR

    VF-1 Tomcat decals!!

    When the Revell 1/32 Tomcat first came out and VF-1 were the markings included, all I wanted was VF-84's Jolly Rogers. This was certainly due to the movie The Final Countdown. Over the years, the Wolf Pack markings have grown on me so this is a welcome release to build one. Carl
  45. 2 points
    kkarlsen

    Fokker Dr. I 'Skeletal'

    Couldn't resist, I just had to try the fitting of the tail plane... Looking very 'Fokkerish'. Now I'm headed for the Wing assembly's... This book about the Fokker Dr. I is just great! Plans and details of the constructions. I'm trying to get as close to real thing as possible. A little example of the work involved for the wing tips. Ready to make copy's of the wingtips. The assembly of the top wing begins. More wing spars in place. No real challenges yet. It's just hours of fiddly work ;-) Cheers: Kent .
  46. 2 points
    Madmax

    MiG-29A in Luftwaffe Service

    One has to look at a LOT of photographs to get an idea of the shape of an aircraft, particularly if there isn't a real one handy to study. I was lucky enough to clamber around a real MiG-29 when the Design Bureau brought one out to South Africa for our Air Force to evaluate (and I assume hopefully to purchase). I recall being amazed at how industrial it appeared next to our delicate Mirages, and wanted to capture some of that in rendering the model. Look at how much dimpling you can actually see on the surface of the skin, as well as the amount of fasteners! The lighting of this shot gives a good insight into the shape of things, and helped me get to this point - where I have modified half of the upper surface. The left engine bulge has been flattened as much as I dare on top, and the sides filled with Tamiya epoxy putty (nice stuff to work with by the way). Here you can see my plan for the front. I basically cut the panel lines above the grilles (since I want to preserve that detail), and then put in styrene shims to angle the LERX slightly flatter as well as giving me some material to shape round in the blend between fuselage and LERX. Here is the missing part of the LERX, shaded in pencil... which I simply regained by cutting a line behind the shape, and bending the styrene outwards. The gun port need a bit of twisting to get it flatter and closer to its real shape. I will have to put some styrene between the fuselage halves to flesh out the LERX that are a bit emaciated in the kit. Here it is after my plastic surgery. And the behind the scenes support. One of the tricky parts of this kind of surgery is the redoing of panel lines. I'm sure there aren't many modellers who enjoy this, but the right tools make it easier. I have found that for my taste the Tamiya panel line saws and the RB Productions Scribe-R are the bees knees. I used to use Dymo tape, but nowadays I find this flexi tape to be just fine for lining up the cut. I'll post some photo's of the completed half just after our electricity "load-shedding" has ended for the day. It's a long story.
  47. 2 points
    Vynce804

    Airfix 1/24 Hawker Typhoon

    A few more progress pics. The radiator is now mounted to the engine..very tricky especially when everything is painted and quite delicate. The auxiliary plumbing was the worst part but its in now! Ive also mated the internal structure to the lower wing and will let the glue dry for a day or 2 before i do anything else with it. still plenty to do though, i repainted the canons and am much happier 2nd time around and have painted my replacement seat....ill try not to break it this time! Cheers Matt
  48. 2 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.
  49. 2 points
    Starfighter

    S-3B Viking - scratchbuilt

    It's still a pleasure to read your kind comments - but it ain't over 'til it's over! I forgot to show you the windscreen wipers which were an absolute PITA to assemble, but the result is not too bad. The position lights have been fitted but I forgot to take a photo. The external tank will probably keep me busy for a few more days. Pics will follow!
  50. 2 points
    Hello guys After of nearly one month of putting-sanding, putting-sanding . . . etc. we finally got something that looks like a plane Cheers guys
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