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  1. To simulate the authentic visual expression of the natural metal finishing painted P-47D is the goal of this build. I've collected hundreds of late WWII pictures and the restored and still flying P-47D. Here are a few examples that I'm following: This build started with the Hasegawa kit, with limited recessed panel line and the rivets only visible along these panel lines. I've decided to proceed with manually riveting. The Line Drawing was downloaded from theblueprints.com https://www.the-blueprints.com/search/p-47d/ It's
    8 points
  2. Hi everyone, It's been a while since I did a quick and easy built.... had that one on the back burner, like many other models I have somewhere in my dark cave ... .. Always liked those colors on a Phantom, very different, the third one in particular... And going to use Techmod decal for it. My load should be some Cutting Edge CBU-10.... I'll put some up to date picture this week-end. Thanks for watching, Dan.
    6 points
  3. Hi tigers , So in the summary of the construction of PZL P.11 III Cleveland I would like to boast that the model was awarded the Grand Prix prize in the Super Model competition for the best model of the PZL P.11 aircraft. I would like to thank you for the distinction and sent prizes. I also thank all people of good will for the substantive support of the project. Regards Marcin Matejko IPMS Świdnica
    6 points
  4. Squizzy

    Academy F/A-18c Hornet

    With a lot of sanding, scribing, riveting and dry fitting done, I'd decided that the way I'm going to put the front together would be to assemble the front fuselage together, and slide the resin sections in for the top. Most of the surface details are fantastic, but there are sections that do need to be reworked, so with a healthy dose of OCD, I redone the lot! The photo etch that runs either side of the wheel bays is from the Amur reaver set, and it's the thinnest photo etch I've ever seen. Very fine, but easy to work with. And now
    6 points
  5. mark31

    where east meets west

    still needs some more work with the white on you see everything thats wrong so more filling and sanding to go Mark
    5 points
  6. chrish

    CF-18 color bird

    Thanks! I'll definitely be staying inside when I can, my daytime job gets me out in the cold when it can but evenings are nice and warm in the hobby room! I've got a bit of paint on the Hornet last night and tonight and spent a few hours making masks (I think a die cutter could be in my future...) to shoot the hornet stripes. All the gray's are Vallejo as my favorite paint maker (Tamiya) doesn't seem to make to many exact matches for modern jets. The orange and yellow are Tamiya colors, granted they are a mix as well but a lot less farting around to make a bit of orange and yellow
    5 points
  7. Decided to do some detail/finishing for a change of pace. This is Harold's/AMS resin seat that I have added seat belts and buckles, leg restraint straps some photo-etched bolt heads the ground safety lever on the side of the seat and some Airscale decals.
    5 points
  8. Well, that's it The pilot colonel Jerzy Kossowski and plane PZL P11 III in Cleveland 1932. Picture from the monograph AJ Press number. 36 "PZL P.11" The model went on the shelf for the collection of other racers I wish you all the best in the coming new year 2019. Marcin Matejko IPMS Świdnica
    5 points
  9. Thanks Ferry and Marcel! I get your hesitation about starting to build without all the bits you require Marcel, after all - one can't wage war without secure supply lines! Go Grumman. Every time I start building a model, I should remind myself that what I have bought is not in fact whatever it says on the box, but this instead: Here is a prime example - exhibit A. I could have sworn the little strengthener plate was flat before I primed the model (your honour). How on earth does that happen? Chemistry of course! Luckily I was able to sand it flat wit
    4 points
  10. I took a few good quality of pictures with a Sony camera.
    4 points
  11. Cheers guys. Moving on to some of the smaller details. I added these before I painted the model but forgot to post an update. A small drain and vent were added to the area between the wheel bays. I opened up the panel that covers the ground power receptacle (bottom left of the Q) most of the pics that I have of these aircraft in theatre show it as being left off. I drilled a small hole in the spinner, I guess this is to allow access to a grease nipple on the prop hub. I had dry fitted the exhau
    4 points
  12. Painting has started. First I sprayed the oilcooler. I use Hobby color as paint and I really like it. I can spray indoors, even when it's cold because you don't really smell the paint. For the cooler I used steel with a drop or 2 copper. when you turn it in the light it gets different shades, Then I went for the exhaust ring. I wanted to try to paint some heat stains. The exhaust is made of copper so that is the first layer. Then I toke some clear blue, Followed by clear orange.
    4 points
  13. This is the 1/10th model of Douglas Bader sitting in a spitfire cockpit, released as a limited edition run by RP Models, I wont go into the full details as their is a lot of fantastic resin,but suffice to say even in dry fit without any trimming/ sanding it goes together like a dream, only small fit issue i have noticed is the googles, not matching up to the straps, but once sanded and cleaned the resin inside the googles may be a perfect fit, few photos of how it looks, its a chunky and not a light piece of resin. I will build the cockpit first then the great man himself.
    3 points
  14. X15

    WNW Fokker DVII

    Hi everybody, Really happy to show you my last built, the famous WNW Fokker DVII, with HGW seat belt and Aviattics decals. Paint with Gunze and weathering with oil paints. Have nice building for 2019 !! X15
    3 points
  15. I apologize if it has already been mentioned but based on recent post on local forum it looks like nice resin kit https://www.modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=105045&start=2220 didn't hear about the company so far their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pg/cacciarimodels/posts/?ref=page_internal jan
    3 points
  16. So, after another excursion around the teddy bears' picnic garden, we have determined that: a/ a conversion set for the Tamiya J is not viable for 2019, if ever again b/ the CE Wild Hare set is really just a rare unaffordable collector's item with a few errors of its own c/ we still don't know the status of the formerly announced HKM kit In the absence of this RAF Phantom icon, the Kitty Hawk Jaguars and any other 1/32 Cold War era jets I'm skipping back to 1/48 pending Iain's Lightning updates. Revell have just repopped the FGR.2, Airfix are repopping the Sea Vi
    3 points
  17. I have to disagree about the base. No one expects a plastic kit for only $50, but there is a limit on what people will pay for a conversion or a plastic kit. The number of people who would pay $200 for a good plastic kit is likely quite a bit different than those who would pay $450 for a conversion of a $100 kit that you need on top of that. A number of people here will easily drop one or two hundred dollars on a kit alone, as seen by the number of ZM, Tamiya, and HKM kits people are buying. Once you start talking $300-$400+ for a 1/32 F-4, the math changes considerably.
    3 points
  18. Couldn't disagree with you more, Graham. Any company with even a tiny business sense would consider a variable like that before deciding whether or not to begin such a massive undertaking.
    3 points
  19. Thank you Gentlemen! Thanks Marcel. I never would have tried this on a larger jet, like my big Eagle, because you can actually see quite a bit inside those big intakes. These tiny intakes mean that you can get away with minimal detail, because you can't really see much of it inside, even with a flashlight. In any case, even crude intakes are better than nothing! A bit of an update, but more of a warning. I am currently detailing the upper fuselage before I glue the entire fuselage together and along with moving the fuel caps to the port side, I've b
    3 points
  20. Brass undercarriage arrived! Looks well up for the job.
    2 points
  21. Problem these days is that most in the hobby are just kit assemblers and painters and not modelmakers , the clear parts are an easy fix with a little milliput to take casts, polishing of said cast and vac or plug molding, trimming and assembling said parts to whats left of the trimmed off part is tricky but good results can be had . Its not just modelmaking though, these days everyone wants an instant fix with no effort... patience for others to produce whats needed or effort yourself is the only answer, bemoaning the fact that others havent done what you wont or cant but need is a strange
    2 points
  22. LAU-51, 19 2,75 in. FFAR rocket launcher used mainly by F-104, G-91, Alphajet, Jaguar and other. 8,00 eu. Again available 1/32 MK-25 Bomb dispenser, 8,00 eu.
    2 points
  23. Wow, this one is new to me! So, available now, I take it? Kev
    2 points
  24. My normal limit for a plastic kit by itself is around the $300 and that would have to be a VERY passionate like for me. It may not be enough to even cover costs of the conversion, but realistically I would have to put a cap of about $200 as a limit for any conversions. As was mentioned, I would not be able to afford a $200+ kit with a $200+ conversion. It might not be realistic as far as what the conversion would cost to make, but its realistic as far as what I would have to spend.
    2 points
  25. Casting normal parts is one thing that is not that difficult, casting large clear parts such as 1/32 scale turrets is something completely different...!
    2 points
  26. Rick Griewski

    ZM Ki-45 arrival

    Thanks DaveT Off I go Rick
    2 points
  27. Many thanks all, i am not the fastest builder / painter so bit sporadic with updates, but i will get there in the end. Got all my references ready for Baders Sidcot flying suit, life jacket, parachute, gloves and helmet with goggles, just to translate these images into actual painting of the figure. Got a few more bits of the Spitty cockpit to complete first; Compass, Throttle quadrant and the IFF panel. Steve.
    2 points
  28. Go for it - the more the merrier! Only a small update today - I've been busy the last days. First the promised picture of the auxillary stuff: Although there's no explanation for the parts in the Aufklärer Vol.1 book, I managed to find most of them in Vol.2 (free to read on scribd) for a Fw 189. The big things are the "Bildfolgeregler" (k) - I guess it translates into frame rate controller and the "Ueberdeckunsregler" (c) - controls the overlay of the pictures. The latter needs an opening/window in the floor which is included in the drawings from page 1. The
    2 points
  29. They are in every way a "traditional kit manufacturer". Yes, Peter Jackson is involved, but most likely he just financed the first kit or two. Then the profits from that funded the next releases and so on. That profit increases with every sale and eventually they have enough money to fund more complex models. They are not "idiots with money". They have an accountant. They undertand how commerce works. Radu
    2 points
  30. WNW Lancaster will sell out very quickly, The cockpit section hopefully will inspire a set of those alone. Imagine a Halifax, Stirling and Lanc together Might see some early ww2 oddities pop up. Martin Balitmore, Beaufiort, Whitley, Wellington, Battle, etc
    2 points
  31. Dave T

    ZM Ki-45 arrival

    I have ordered many times from Volks service, especially when i recently shattered my Horton wing parts, upgraded my Do-335 kit to the 2-seater version and only the other day, extra sprues to make a 2nd Toryu from the 1.5 kits you get in the box .
    2 points
  32. OK, gents, soon...it will be soon... I promise These photoetched canopy rails nearly drove me to drink. I had to add some styrene strip to get them to not sit too proud of the fuselage side. Fortunately, what I had on hand was a great fit! The results: (just need to weather and scratch up paint) I don't trust my ability to freehand airbrush the medium green "dapples". Creating masks of my own. Here they are stored on wax paper until needed. Accurized upper and lower intakes. Ready to primer.
    2 points
  33. Not gonna get political here but taxes and regulations play a major role in who survives and who doesn't.
    2 points
  34. Thanks Brian. Despite the misgivings of this kit for accuracy, ill fitting parts, mold flaws and poor (and wrong) instructions, I have to remind myself that we modelers should be happy that Kitty Hawk (KH) has created this kit (& F-5F) in the first place. If you wanted a 1/32 F-5, the old Hasegawa kit used to be the only option and it is truly bad. At least this kit gives us a fighting chance to create a really nice model of this iconic and very popular fighter. On the positive side, this kit has: 1) Generally well defined and clean panel lines 2) Good to excellent riv
    2 points
  35. Indeed Kev - I've seen nothing yet to indicate that the HK kit isn't going to materialise - so my hopes are on seeing that at some point. I steered clear of the Wild Hare kit when announced as it's resin overkill - in my humble opinion. I started to work on a conversion - back in 2013 - and had scoped out what needed to be done to convert the Tamiya F-J to the F-4K/M variants - a multi-media approach - but using some modern techniques. Through some good friends on here I've seen the possibilities/technology move forward - and more convinced a mutli-media conversion is d
    2 points
  36. Hi Gary, I know that - and I have dimensions/photos of the relevant areas of the airframe. I understand how the wings interface with the intake trunks - I've seen - and measured - the separate parts of the real aeroplane in front of me. I'm *not* saying the fuselage isn't wider Iain
    2 points
  37. You would think there would be a saturation point, but I don’t believe that anymore in scale modeling. The market is not a supply and demand market and it certainly is not rational. Many hobbyists hoard more than build. When you look at the big picture of what is being released now, it has reachead a point where there seems to be a market for everything that can be dreamed up. We are seeing kits issued that we used to say that will never be done. We are seeing cartoon kits being issue now and adults are buying them. In every scale and every subject from cars, to ships to tanks to planes
    2 points
  38. seiran01

    Two-Stage Mosquito

    Thanks guys. Two wee updates tonight, hopefully more major progress to report by Friday. "Close enough for punk." The massive step between floor and fuselage reduced a heck of a lot, and while It isn't perfect, I'm moving onto the next fix. I may have to attack that solid thing on the right side of the photo - that's supposed to be an air scoop... Still working out some kinks with my new resin printer and I am queuing up additional parts to print later this week. The spinner and blades for the external winch came out decently from the first print and these will
    2 points
  39. I'm building at least 10 a year. Most go on the FB pages. Must post harder.....
    2 points
  40. mark31

    where east meets west

    primer is on still needs some filler and sanding on some places so i know what to do Mark
    2 points
  41. Time for an update and thanks Brian for commenting. With so many exciting build in the multi-engine GB, not much traffic on this one but I will finish my F-15i Ra'am. Not too hard to motivate myself because I find this scheme one of the most attractive for the F-15. I finished decaling, glued the targeting pods, fuel tank and landing gears and applied Tamiya Black panel liner to the center lower fuselage (but not the wings where it would look too heavy). Next steps, finishing the loadout, ejection seats and lots of bits and bobs. I should make it before the end of February deadline. A few pics
    2 points
  42. chrish

    CF-18 color bird

    I never test fitted the LERX's I guess I got a bit ahead of myself? In any case after reading your post I remembered I had failed to even check the fit! I'm happy to report the fit is not bad if not good or great? I think it could've been better if done by a more competent modeller but it came out ok with a smear of Vallejo plastic putty in the joint. In my handling of the model I managed to break the joint on the upper rear deck and ejection seat, I'll fix them back in place when the major structural work has been completed I guess to avoid potential permanent damage. The re
    2 points
  43. More pics: Cockpit pics to follow.
    2 points
  44. I've fine-tuned the grass. I added a few tufts of tall grass and a few flowers. I extruded the canopy of the cabin I covered the wings with imitation corrugated metal. I glued chessboards in the form of Techmod's wet decal. Today I finish the model and submit it to the competition
    2 points
  45. Fvdm

    Academy F/A-18c Hornet

    Good luck.
    1 point
  46. Is it just me? It seems like WNW generates an enormous amount of conversation at this forum, but very little in the way of build threads or finished models!
    1 point
  47. The interior colour question is delayed until my camera frame arrives! SInce I needed a little break from painting my smalls cale 109, I revisited the cockpit. The instrument panel looks quite nice, but painting the instruments itself may be quite fiddly. I don't think that decals will work on the raised details. Compared to the pictures in John Vasco's book the kit panel seems nearly complete. Two little things are missing: the Revi power plug (will be added together with the Quickboost Revi 12) and the two small lamps above the IP. On to the left side of
    1 point
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