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  1. DonH

    Any Tamiya 1/32 rumours?

    Well, I think Tamiya is nearing the end of its run
    7 points
  2. Progress on the pneumatic system in the rear fuselage : From left to right: air filter with moisture trap, pressure equalizer oil trap One item which is missing is the radiator flaps electro relay which is located on the rear of former 11. It will be added next The various lines will be added after painting and the connection between the "floor" lines and the bottles will be done once the fuselage is closed, from underneath
    6 points
  3. Hi, I'm lucky, I got this light wave effect. In some points, I put to much plastic glue and I have to fill them. The lighty wave effect on the wings compared to the fuselage more pronounced. The wing is light but rather solid to do that. The dihedral remains flat. Don't forget, it's just a game !
    6 points
  4. so this morning it was calligraphy workshop still according to the profiles and photos of the 109, I tried to reproduce the scriptures that were on the bestio !! That's what happens we will let it dry, and then a good coat of varnish to protect all that I also benefited while I was there, retouching the number 1 to paste there too close to the real plane and this is what gives it ... before: after [/url There you go ... yves
    6 points
  5. Last week I managed to do some things again. I checked some of the outer panels without the wheel bays built up. It turns out that everything fits quite well without any of the internal parts causing conflicts (of course after having taken 0.5 mm off of the tops of the bulkheads as well as the ECS internals on top of the engine). So for those who want to build this model with the wheels up, you might as well leave all the wheel bay parts out. After the base coat I spayed the intakes and the parts of the wheel bays white, followed by a Flory Models
    6 points
  6. Vynce804

    Revell 1/32 Ju88

    Ok I couldn't resist any longer..Im in! Ive wanted to build this kit for a while and there are a bunch of great markings so this group build is the perfect excuse. First impressions are its no Tamiya Mosquito, but then again it is 1/3 the price. You do get lots for your money, the cockpit is lovely and i think it will build up into a very impressive model. i have made a start and built the cockpit which is now ready for paint. i have also decided to modify the kit a little, the kit has no engines but i have decided to graft a resin one onto one wing. its not exactly the right engine
    5 points
  7. I have spent the past hour or so reading and digesting this thread, and believe it is an uncomplicated way to fix a glaring oversight. Iain, thank you for the time and effort spent determining a great way to go about this fix. The solution is brilliant. If you produce a kit of wing formers, I too would be interested in it. In a former life, I was a US Air Force Officer assigned as a launch officer to the 742 Strategic Missile Squadron commanding Minuteman III ICBMs during the Cold War. My Squadron's heritage was directly linked to that of the 455th Bomb Group, 742nd Bomb Squadron which fl
    5 points
  8. not sure if it was mentioned on the forum but there is new small company from Ukraine doing several wheels sets in 1/32 one difference is that they consist from resin and rubber tires. jan http://scalemodels.ru/news/13798-Halberd-Models.html
    4 points
  9. Its hard NOT to get excited about stuff we've been waiting for decades!
    4 points
  10. Fenous

    Hasegawa A6M5c Type 52

    HGW big riveting set (masks, positive rivets, stencils, seatbelts), CMK gearbays, Quickboost gun barrels + exhausts, Yahu IP, Eduard wheels + exterior/interior Brengun - those are perfect.
    3 points
  11. I am glad to announce that we started selling our La-9 at 1:32. Available on my website and Ebay. http://lemkits.com/product/1-32-la-9-fritz-limited-edition-resin-kit/ https://www.ebay.com/itm/113715620241?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 also for those who know and want to buy a little cheaper, an auction is available. https://www.ebay.com/itm/113715621349?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
    3 points
  12. Howdy folks, Brian has just reviewed some new Phantom decals from AOA: AOA Decals 32-030 / 32-032 / 32-033 / 32-034 - USN/USMC F-4 Phantoms in Vietnam Thanks, Brian! And thanks to Steve at AOA Decals for the review samples. Kev
    3 points
  13. True, it sounds like he has his hands very full. Hope I didn't sound like a kid before Christmas. I will behave.
    3 points
  14. Patience Richard, no doubt MM will start a new thread regards the Mustang stuff, I'm displaying Olympic standard patience waiting for the observers set, and late tails before buying the Mk.X cockpit so I can saw on shipping to Blighty, not to mention the KH Jag
    3 points
  15. Funny to see how those Spanish guys recycle known products with some clever marketing! Such water soluble pencils are available for many years from arts stores! As we say in French, this makes me wonder if AK did not invent the wheel, hot water and the wire to cut butter...;-)
    3 points
  16. sandbagger

    Fokker pair 2

    Hi all, The end is in sight for this engine build. I've added the decals, ignition leads, gun synchronization mechanism, oil sight glass, generator and drive, cylinder fuel primers, water pump, intake manifold with locking rings, crankcase breather pipe and additional pipes. All that's left is to add the engine mounted throttle and spark advance (ignition timing) controls - the remainder of the control runs can't be added until the engine is fitted into the fuselage (with the cockpit), Mike
    3 points
  17. a coat of silver...
    3 points
  18. Many thanks to you !!!! Wings' construction : I used 1 mm strong metal rods to secure the wings. 1 mm is the inner diameter of the 2,4 mm Evergreen tube used as spars. Four screws are sufficient to fix it to the cockpit floor. The skin is made by vacuforming card using carved wood (balsa). And the fillets: plastic card and Milliput. Structure of the wings: ribs are 3D printed by my friend Bernard. To strengthen I added to the Evergreen tubes one stainl
    3 points
  19. Thanks! Doing the Airscale decals tomorrow because I took too long with the painting today... D
    3 points
  20. Hello everyone .... big update for my post I finished everything about painting the 109 and here are the pictures all the paint is made to the gunze I also painted exhaust pipes I then painted the US yellow which is very different from the one that can be seen under the front cover
    3 points
  21. 3 points
  22. Hello just finish to day my second kit from this year P47 D trumpeter , Eduard photo etched for the cockpit , resin wheels Redux , gun's Aber , pitot Aber , pilot Ultracast , kit world decals for the noz art , marking painting with stencils , painting whit tamiya and Gunze acrylic ,wash Tamiya and watercolors pencils best regards Pasc
    2 points
  23. Hi ! I never expected that this project can take me eight years. I thought about three or four years. Of course I had breakes, holidays etc., but it was about 2500 hours of work. As base I used old Hasegawa kit, but it was only excuse to start this project, the rest is scratchbuilding. My friend, Andrzej Ziober persuaded me to show this model so strongly opened. He is precursor of cutting all structure of fuselage from kit’s moldings. First step And the final
    2 points
  24. Hi All, Here’s the rather huge Hobby Boss 1/18 Fw190. It’s a much maligned kit - not enough detail, over simplistic etc. However It’s actually excellent in lots of ways; it’s pretty cheap for the size of kit, I picked this up for £65 and yes, it is simple and lacking in detail for the size, but it makes up for that in quality of fit and the surface detail is exceptional, so it’s basically a great canvas for detailing and paint. I had fun making it. This thing is huge! Guy Build thread here:
    2 points
  25. I managed to finish the cockpit tub and am now working on the side panels. After that I'll be working on the glass enclosure, which is a real PIA on this kit. Any ways, here's the completed tub:
    2 points
  26. seiran01

    Two-Stage Mosquito

    This thing is not dead in the water yet! I have done no building in the last two weeks but I did do a bit of work in cad. The external winch was tweaked and made back into a single part to eliminate uneven shrinkage. This was reprinted yesterday and it looks perfect to my eyes with the right amount of clearance between the blades and nose underside. Onward, hopefully sooner than later!
    2 points
  27. yup couldn't agree more i am so bored of all this now we have reached - probably long since passed - 'peak pigment' in modelling! same with paints too...everyone trying to re-invent the wheel afaic the only people to actually release a game changing paint are MRP all the rest is just noise
    2 points
  28. Thanks for the reviews. Some corrections/clarifications though to hopefully prevent misleading anyone considering purchasing the VF-154 sheet: The write-up for the 32-030 VF-154 sheet and overall conclusion have several mentions of the data sheet and its qualities and specifically says it's included in the VF-154 release. The VF-154 release does not include the airframe data sheet 32-031. None of the four options on the sheet had the full data, they all had bare minimal stenciling, so the full data sheet is not included as it's not applicable, nor would the Zotz or Cam dat
    2 points
  29. I was trying to say that I was speaking from first-hand experience and I was not just regurgitating stuff googled five minutes ago. Radu
    2 points
  30. "Last time I sat in a spitfire..." That has to be my favourite phrase of all time on this forum With Spitfires, you need to take into account that, generally, we are talking RAF. In this case, everything will be lined up, polished and correct.
    2 points
  31. Before we get lost on side tracks, let me reiterate that it is possible for the control surfaces to be in other positions than "neutral". There is always a "scenario" where that is possible. Yes, the controls can be locked, yes one can wrap the seatbelts around the control stick, whatever, but movable surfaces can be moved. Trying to find a "rule" about the position of various controls by looking at photos is like trying to create a "rule" by looking at photos of houses and concluding that doors never open because they are always shut in photos. Things move. As for how easy it is to move
    2 points
  32. this is gunze metallizer silver
    2 points
  33. I ripped the box of after my post and it'll be thinned down 1-2mm. The overly thick cockpit walls will for sure lead to more problems with the auxillary Units for the camera. Especially the Motor which is located on the floor between the camera and the sidewall.
    2 points
  34. Probably camera to scale, problem is over thick cockpit walls do to molding constraints. Maybe make the box thinner?
    2 points
  35. Fenous

    Hasegawa A6M5c Type 52

    This should be the seat.
    2 points
  36. 2 points
  37. Nice work but hey... where did the rivets go??
    2 points
  38. 2 points
  39. I have an "interim" report on the bomb pylons, or "wing tank adapters". Here is a repeat photo of this item: That way you can look at some of the details I am attempting to replicate and compare. This is difficult work to get right. My first effort was (is) to create the forward portion of the pylon box. It involves two side skins, a forward frame, a mid frame, and a bottom "floor" of sorts. The framework provides the shape the side skins must take, and also provides the mounting surface for the bomb shackle, and later the sway braces. It also provides
    2 points
  40. Hi all, here is my another Mustang. EagleCals decals set for Preddy HGW wet transfers & seat belts Barracuda cockpit, battery, wheels, pilot seat, cockpit decals. Colours MRP, Gunze, Alclad II, Eduard PE set - exterior, Look instrument panel.
    2 points
  41. After I changed the house, I was able to set up my showcases for models. However, I have not yet managed to arrange my work space. I hope I can do that soon. At the moment, the exposure space looks like that. The contents of the showcases will change over time, but at the moment, the whole space is busy. Florin
    2 points
  42. Pilots seat is done and installed. I'll be working on the back wall where the battery and other details are and working my way forward after I take care of the nose gear bay on the bottom side of this whole assembly. Here's the progress as of this morning though: ( The seat belts are actually dirtier than they look in the picture-here they look practically brand new....wow)
    2 points
  43. As part of some upcoming large scale, 3D-printed aircraft cockpit upgrade designs, very happy to announce a model of the World War Two-era "Set, Complete Radio 522-A" ("SCR-522-A") used by the US Army Air Corps, Royal Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force. In RAF and RAAF service, this radio set was known as the TR.5043. This model is available in 1/32 and 1/24 scales. Other scales are possible. Often referred to as a "Signal Corps Radio", the SCR-522-A was installed aboard many aircraft types. For example, the SCR-522-A was a conspicuous feature of the P-51D and P-51K Mustang fighter
    1 point
  44. Not much that I can see. Looking at photos it seems very small though. Rick
    1 point
  45. The elevators of the Spitfire are masss-balanced with counterweights. The gravity should not affect them. HTH Radu
    1 point
  46. Tony T

    Any Tamiya 1/32 rumours?

    It's going to be moulded in milk chocolate, complete with screwdriver and resin facsimile of a Belgian choc. Tony, contemplating Easter
    1 point
  47. ziggyfoos

    1/32 AFV F-16 Block 52

    Ya, I meant "on your own" as far as they're not included in the Academy/AFV kits. That SAC gear though would still be missing the rest of the struts/arms I think that were also different from the lightweight gear? Not sure how much effort it would be too to install the SAC gear into the Academy kits since they're designed for the Hasegawa kit. Even more expensive option of course is to rob the gear/door parts from the Tamiya block 32 kit. That Wheeliant set are the later fat tires for block 40 and later blocks if I'm not mistaken.
    1 point
  48. Don't forget: if you're gonna depict the ailerons other than in the neutral position, lean the top part of the control column above the pivot in the appropriate direction (toward the upgoing aileron).
    1 point
  49. Thanks Ringleheim! Completed the black basing here: And then managed to shoot a base coat of RLM 66 emamel. I then hit the highlights with a little acrylic RLM 66 with a drop of white in it on the high points. I set that aside to dry and then hit it with a coat of Tamiya Clear and allowed that to dry. I followed that up with a wash of MIG Productions dark wash lightened some so as not to be overbearing with it. After tha
    1 point
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