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  1. 2 points
    This is representation of Erla-built Bf 109G-14 "Black 13" from15./JG5 at Kjevik, Norway in 1945. All A.M.U.R. Reaver sets, such as spinner & airscrew, cowling and oil cooler fairing with radiator mesh were used. The plane had late-war finish with several shades of RLM76 on lower surfaces and 75/82 on top.
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    Hi everyone I have been working on a pressurised 109 conversion sets in 1/32 and 1/48. Just received the 3D prints of the cockpit parts to go with the photo-etch test shots I had already received a while ago, everything looking good (yes I know there is a pump on both sides of the seat - this is just showing what I have!), just the simple cowl scoop and the decals to do plus F-4 style upper gun cowl for Revell and Hasegawa kits. The Revell G-6 will also need new wing parts without wheel clearance bulge. I will do the decals in May. Thanks for looking
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    Pastor John

    AIMS Bf 109 G-6 'Graf Special'

    Hi everyone, yes obviously the canopy in the picture is solid resin and I hope to have clear examples in 1/48 and 1/32 for Moson but just wanted to give you an idea of the set - depicted is the 1/32 set showing Profimodeller W.Gr 21s, photo etch for the Flettner aileron tab actuators and out gear door hinges plus the outer gear bay doors. £TBC
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    sandbagger

    Fokker pair 2

    Hi all, The first of the Fokker D.VII pair is completed. So now I'm starting the second of the models, the 'skeletal' model. This will be a full view model with 3D printed parts from 'Shapeways'. The donor engine is from the 'Wingnut Wings' Fokker D.VII (OAW) built with the following replacement 3D printed components: Created by Bob Monroe ('Flugzeugwerke') and available from ‘Shapeways’. Mercedes D.III Oil Pump, Mercedes D.IIIa Cylinders (hollow), Mercedes D.IIIa Crankcase, German Aircraft Magneto, Mercedes Cylinder clamps, Gun synchro mechanism, The aircraft structure will be the 3D printed Fokker D.VII structure. Created by Richard Andrews ('Aviattic') and available from ‘Shapeways’. Shapeways There will be other after market parts used. I thought I'd start with the engine, which had to modify slightly as the internal mountings in the 3D sump and block are too small to accept the kit supplied propeller shaft. Instead I've made one from brass micro-tube to fit not only the 3D engine but also the 'Proper Plane' Heine propeller. Mike
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    Terrific stuff, Andy! Kev
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    ShelbyGT500

    Me-109 E-3-a Royal BG Air Force

    Thanks Kagemusha, it is very much like a normal 109 e-3 , but with canopy from e-4, no canopy-armor and without wing-cannons. E-3a it's a delivery number for 19 Me-109's from Germany to Royal BG Air Force /1940-41/.
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    Robert

    BF109 G2 trop Black 19 “Edith”

    Hi all, I’d like to share my recent build- Hasegawa’s 1/32 Bf109 G2. This photo recon fighter was from 2.(H)/14, La Marsa, Tunisia, March 1943. The spinner originally was 2/3 RLM70 and 1/3 white but the white part was darkened for some reason. I tried for an overall worn appearance for this heavily used plane. Thanks for letting me share this.
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    Jennings Heilig

    Tamiya 1/32 P-38 lightning????

    And that’s what they want you to think they want you to think...
  9. 1 point
    hello works continues in the front wheel well, which will hopefully be fully wired and plumbed in a few days: bye Fanch
  10. 1 point
    I've been getting on with my Harvard build in my few spare moments, nothing spectacular but I'm almost at the priming and painting stage. The first hurdle that had to be overcome however, as I mentioned above, is the tailwheel configuration. As supplied by KH, the tailwheel fits directly into the fuselage, as here on this fine build (I'm not sure who's it is but I hope he doesn't mind me using one of his pictures!): The actual arrangement is shown in the previous post, but since my model is going to be airborne the rear shock won't be under pressure so there's a very distinctive look about it: I started making mine by carving out a piece of resin left over from the Brassin Mustang wheels: and measuring it against the clearest photo I could find which I reduced to about 1/32 scale. My research also showed me the structure of the whole arrangement: and it soon started to look reasonable. A couple of bits of shaped 10 thous plastic glued to a piece of channel and some plastic rod quickly produced the end result: I'm rather pleased with the look of it all. Priming next then I'm going to try the "Scotchbrite" black-basing method.
  11. 1 point
    I finally painted the gloss coat on! After a liberal amount of time (read 5 days) I got to start the washing. I'm in general a huge fan of this technique but I think it's usually overdone. My wash for the ockpit were in fact three different one for the different surfaces (RLM02, bluegrey and RLM66). The RLM02 wash basically consists of raw umber, blue and some white which were mixed to look exactly like the RLM02. A small amount of black in the mix ensured a nice emphasis on the details. As you can see - the effect isn't overly prominent. The wires on the left sidewall were cleaned up after the photo! I'll apply a flat coat to seal everythin up later on. With some chipping and the construction of the HGW seatbelts (may take some time - it's a first time for me) the cockpit will soon be ready to be installed! Thanks for watching Joachim
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    So a good day at the bench yesteday and have the cockpit components complete now with seats and belts fitted followed by a flat coat before closing things up. All test fitted so far as I need to test fit the owerfloor and spine before the glue goes on to ensure everything is nice and square. Regards. Andy
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    painfully returning to the seat
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    Some paint work on the seat
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    sandbagger

    Fokker pair 2

    Hi all, Leads fitted from the magneto starter behind the instrument panel to both engine driven magnetos, Mike
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    Thanks a lot. I guess it's about time to apply some paint on the parts. I'll make a group shot of all the parts together before i start painting
  17. 1 point
    The last few sessions at the bench have focused on the vertical stabiliser. After the parts were removed from the backing sheet and sanded to the correct depth, I set about adding some internal bracing using 1mm plastic card. I left these protruding from the base, as these extensions will be inserted into the fuselage as an anchor. I also opened up and boxed in the distinctive intake on the leading edge of the fin: IMG_0986 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr After careful consultation of plans, I opened up two slots on the fuselage top so that the fin anchor points could slide into place: IMG_0991 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr And hey presto - a fin that fits! IMG_0989 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr There'll be a quick lick of filler needed around the base, but the fit is excellent. This will probably be the last update for a while as I return to teaching on Tuesday - books to mark and lessons to plan will mean a lot less time at the bench... Tom
  18. 1 point
    sandbagger

    Fokker pair 2

    Hi all, Tachometer drive added from gun synchronization mechanism. The two carburetor fuel feed pipes from the gallery behind the instrument panel, The two machine gun trigger cables from the control column to the gun synchronization mechanism, Mike
  19. 1 point
    sandbagger

    Fokker pair 2

    Hi all, A few more things added: Fuel lines from the underside of the fuel tank to the fuel gallery behind the instrument panel. Grease line from the pilot's 'screw down' pump to the engine mounted water pump. Fuel drain line from the underside of the fuel tank to outside of the fuselage bottom. Oil line from the oil tank (in the fuel tank) to the engine driven oil pump. Now it's onto the wiring up the magnetos and adding the throttle and spark advance (ignition timing) controls, Mike
  20. 1 point
    Hi to all I thank you again for the appreciation shown for this new MWP project. I will post the new and important second update soon. Here's a small preview for more info & pics:http://www.adventurephotomodels.com George
  21. 1 point
    Entry hatch is ready. From this : I remove all details and thin the part : Add the details: then add the hinges:
  22. 1 point
    While some details on the access hatch are drying, i installed the radiator flaps pneumatic ram : You can see here how the 2 flex join 2 cupper airlines going to the electro relay. The third line going to the relay (air line in) will be added just before closing the fuselages We're getting close to the paint stage
  23. 1 point
    sandbagger

    Fokker pair 2

    Hi all, The pilot's hand operated fuel pressure pump pipe is done. Also the rear gun support frame and the instrument panel are fitted, Mike
  24. 1 point
    sandbagger

    Fokker pair 2

    Hi all, The pilot's seat and support frame now fitted, Mike
  25. 1 point
    sandbagger

    Fokker pair 2

    Hi all, Now things start to get complicated, Mike
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    I finished the rudder bars
  27. 1 point
    sandbagger

    Fokker pair 2

    Hi all, I've started on the cockpit pipework. The pipe connections under the fuel tank. Behind the instrument panel is the fuel valve manifold (made of micro-tube) connected to the pilot's four selectors. Two pipes out are for connecting the supply from the main and auxiliary fuel tanks. From the bottom of the manifold will be the two supply pipes to the engines duel carburetor. Electrical cables added to the rear faces of the starter magneto and ignition switch. Mike
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    And to conclude the floor detailling, Tamiya forgot to represent the belly panel fasteners : They stay visible once the cockpit is assembled:
  29. 1 point
    Hi and thanks for the kind words - helps to stay motivated The drop tank block was too thick when compared so it had to be redone before: after : a small set back but i have time, no rush in this build. It is 100% fun so far
  30. 1 point
    sandbagger

    Fokker pair 2

    Hi all, Cockpit floor with controls and seat done, Mike
  31. 1 point
    sandbagger

    Fokker pair 2

    Hi all, Well time to start the fuselage build with controls, pipework etc, Mike
  32. 1 point
    just to say the cockpit set is finished & will be available by the end of the week ..more here Airfix have May 2019 as the release date for the kit TTFN Peter
  33. 1 point
    sandbagger

    Fokker pair 2

    Hi all, The kit supplied fuselage side frames married to the 3D printed fuselage. This required cutting both, as both have a pilots seat frame and only one can be used of course. As the join between the two could be a weak area, I chose to fit them together using brass micro-tube. This gives more rigidity to the join of the fuselage and allows the fitting of the pilots seat frame from the kit (part A26), Mike
  34. 1 point
    sandbagger

    Fokker pair 2

    Hi all, The final on-engine control linkage has been added, which is the spark advance (ignition timing) for bottom magnetos. For now the engine will be put to one side so I can make a start on the cockpit, Mike
  35. 1 point
    sandbagger

    Fokker pair 2

    Hi all, I've added the control linkage to the top of the twin carburettors, which consist two levers, connecting rod and cable pulley. Also the connected levers on the top of the attached 'speed controllers;. I also created the frame mounted throttle bell-crank and the two cross bars on the forward fuselage frames, which are missing from the kit parts, Mike
  36. 1 point
    1to1scale

    HGW Latest Releases !!!

    For anyone in doubt about these, check out my F4U-1D build, only 3 decals on the whole plane, everything else was paint and HGW transfers.
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    1to1scale

    HGW Latest Releases !!!

    I just got my F-16 transfers yesterday, looks like im ordering some more now! Thank you for these sets! They are more work than decals, but give far superior results.
  38. 1 point
    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
  39. 1 point
    Pastor John

    AIMS - 1/32 Ju 88 G-6 new edition

    Well I have retired the vac tool for the lower belly/gun pack and cockpit floor details, replacing them with resin. I also have included resin spinners so that if you only have the Ju 88 A-1 kit you no longer need to worry about using the vac form spinners I used to supply. Also included now is new front section - so no filling in of the kits windows as well as new upper nose decking with as increase of 0.2mm to represent the armour. New FuG rack is included as well as FuG 220 and 218 box and Master FuG 220 and 218 dipole/receiver sets plus 6x MG 151 barrels. The Ju 88 G-1 conversion has also been updated in the same way. Obviously the considerable extra resin as well as the Master products changes the price tag and I have not yet had the time to calculate that with the new moulds only being ready this morning and Master products arriving yesterday. The updated parts will also be available to customers having earlier examples of the kit. Thanks, John
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    Jan_G

    HGW Latest Releases !!!

    more pics regarding Corsairs
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    sandbagger

    Fokker pair 2

    Hi all, The 3D printed parts are detailed but as can be seen from the shot below, some are very small. This is a pair of machine gun synchronization mechanisms, each made up of four separate parts. The biggest problem is separating them from the base block without damaging them!! Mike
  42. 1 point
    sandbagger

    Fokker pair 2

    Hi all, Yes the 3D printed parts are close tolerance and fit well, although there are no location pegs/holes as you'd get on standard kit parts. However the parts can be printed hollow and include parts the original kit has as separate pieces. You can still see the 'layer lines' created by the vertical printing process, but even at this 1:32 scale, you have to look specifically to notice them. The engine has progressed a bit more now with the addition: The conical valve springs Crankcase breather pipe Magneto drive assembly with two 3D printed magnetos Two air pump to crankcase pipes Decompression valve. Still have to add ignition leads, intake manifold with locking rings, water pump, coolant pipes, oil filler pipes, sump oil sight glass. There's also a couple of other pipes plus engine controls. Mike
  43. 1 point
    sandbagger

    Fokker pair 2

    Hi all, Starting to assemble the engine accessories now. So far the spark plugs, ignition lead support tubes, camshaft, air pump, coolant drain tap and cylinder base bridging clamps. Still plenty more to do, Mike
  44. 1 point
    sandbagger

    Fokker pair 2

    Hi all, A couple of magnetos each made of four separate 3D printed parts. The ignition leads support tube made from micro-tube. The magneto drive modified to fit the 3D engine with a brass rod for the magneto drives. Also the cylinders are mounted onto the engine block, Mike
  45. 1 point
    sandbagger

    Fokker pair 2

    Hi all, A few more engine bits prepared. Spark plugs made from micro-tube and 'RB Motion' aluminium nuts. 'Taurus' manifold locking rings - cut and sanded to fit the 3D printed engine, Mike
  46. 1 point
    The gap in the construction of the model was quite large, but I am already getting to work. Recently, I managed to get pictures of the inside of the cockpit of the museum replica of the Wedell Williams 45 airplane and photos of the chassis (huge thanks to Mrs. Gloria who made these photos for me). New information forced me to improve the shape and position of the holes on the chassis in the wings, but that's not a problem so I can go on. Recently, I made a sheet dividing line and a linen canvas structure on the back of the hull.
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    Also Corsairs had wrap around Cowl flaps for quite some time and you must check pics of the aircraft being modelled to see if the top 3 were sealed shut or not. VF-17 worked on alot of the solutions early on before leaving stateside with Vought to solve alot of the issues and the leaking problem which made most units seal these was 1. 17740 has its top 3 Cowl flaps sealed and a makeshift field made cover(IIRC) so this does not apply to her. People saying the Corsair was not a "good" Carrier handing aircraft have been saying this based on following suit with what has been wrongly stated for years. VF-17 proved the Corsair before leaving the States to the PTO but due to logistics on spares aboard the fleet for the Corsair they became land based as they did not want to transition to F6F Hellcats as the Loved the Corsair that much! Ooops, rant over! Remove all this if you wish! LOL Alfonso
  48. 1 point
    Coincidentally I’ve just been watching Paul Budzik’s videos and he favours scribing either the primer or the paint itself too. I did consider investing in a riveting wheel at the IPMS Nats earlier this month but after studying photos concluded that aircraft rivets often didn’t resemble holes and were, even on the same airframe, often of widely varying sizes and spacing. I continue to admire those who do apply them, particularly where they worry about whether they have the spacing correct though!
  49. 1 point
    Greetings from Denmark. This years Danish Airshow was visited by my favorite airplane PBY-5A Catalina. Me and my 'Girlfriend' 'Miss Pick Up' My son and I with 'Miss Pick Up' Ian Stewart from the 'Miss Pick Up' crew, a real Gentleman. He's on Instagram: misspickuppby5a
  50. 1 point
    Holy smokes! That's gorgeous! I can't **WAIT** until I graduate in December and get a job and find a house and move and start work and get something like a "life" back.... WHEW!!!! So I can start building again!
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