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  1. Phoenixs

    SU-25m1 Digital Grach

    Hello to all, I can finally present you my last work: it's a Su-25m1 in force with the Ukrainian aeronautics in 1/32 scale Trumpeter kit. We found a really grueling job for a lot of reasons, the Trumpeter kits are always revealed for what they are: toys designed by people who saw the real aircraft only on photos found on the net. Without dwelling on the dimensions (they are not one of those that compare the scale drawings to verify the truthfulness) and on the details sketched or completely missing, the real problems are in the joints and in the brain-splitting decomposition of the kit; a cl
    9 points
  2. hello and thank you so much for such positive words. I'm really glad that that different approach gets a touch on some of you ! i did some more general views and started a bit of experimenting on how i'll varnish that with an adequate ratio satin to gloss. next progress will be after summer holidays ! bye Fanch
    9 points
  3. crobinsonh

    Grumman F-9F5 Panther

    I bought the Fisher Patter 1/32nd F-9F Panther in 2003 when it first appeared. This was my first resin model. It was a great experience and I used Vallejo Model Air for the first and only time as the paint was so fragile it just scratched off way too easily the end result being the shelf of doom. Roll on 2018 - the Panther is rolling around on my shelf of doom and I decide to take another look. Woe and behold I find that my lovely wife has thrown the box out with many of the kit parts in it (U/C, doors, wheels, canopy, weapons, PE sheet etc). I contact Paul Fisher and send him a photo of what
    8 points
  4. Here are the final set of shots taken outside on a cloudy day. Glad this one is over - largely my own fault having dropped it and that fact that Trumpeter and the UK distributor off now spares parts service whatsoever (I tried several times with both and received no response). The kit had the very extensive Eduard series of sets, Aires cockpit, exhaust and wheel bays, Avionix cockpit etc There are a number of mistakes - small tanks, early exhaust when it should be the later one. I am sure there are a bunch more. I also noticed post photographing that I have knocked the
    8 points
  5. Dylan

    F-102 NACA 1/48

    Here is my Revell F-102 in Naca markings. I used the wolfpack exhaust and quickboost pitot and seat for aftermarket. Fundekals provided the NACA markings and Caracal decals were for the rest. I would like to have seen more stencil data provided, as this airplane was covered in them. also there is a red arrow going from the intake to the rescue handle that is not included in the decals or the instructions. I am assuming it was added at a later time from when the decal sheet depicts. paint is GSI #73 mixed 2:1 with white. humbrol #69 is a perfect match for the yellow band on the tail
    4 points
  6. Howdy Ladies and Gents, It's been a while since I posted pictures of my battleship. I thought I'd update you on where it stands now so I got out my tripod, cranked up the f-stop on my camera, and took some decent pictures for once. NO, I didn't do all this since my last post! This series of pictures (26 in all) will bring you up to date to where I currently am. From now on however, my posts will be a lot less frequent because a) it took me 2-1/2 years to get this far, and b) I AM working on my Monogram 1:48 B-17 at the same time. I just don't have anything interesting to post yet.
    4 points
  7. Recently a new page appeared on Facebook called Revell USA and a photo dated 26 June 2019 shows Ed Sexton, who used to work for Revell USA when it was part of Hobbico, in front of a Revell USA stand at NIMCON. Interestingly, the photo shows a "Revell USA boxing" of the 1/32 P-51D-5NA Mustang. This may mean that there may be a Revell USA again. :-) See this: This is the Facebook page https://m.facebook.com/RevellUSA/?tsid=0.2038522442464057&source=result HTH Radu
    4 points
  8. The canvas is done... The resin part from Dnepro models with a layer of paper tissue and white glue. The back of the truck is opened. Thanks for looking: Kent
    4 points
  9. Pushing it away for a long time I finally got around to get the metal parts done for this. After trying different approaches, this is what I ended up with... Cover, fuel tank, ammo boxes and cowling in unpainted aluminium. After some trials and tests to find a way to achieve a decent metal surface, this is the procedure I ended up using: First a layer of Tamiya flat aluminium, then a coat of future. Pattern made with a sharpie silver pen and finally everything has been brought together with some AK True Metal Aluminium wax paint, app
    4 points
  10. Haven't had a single moment of modeling time since the wedding, but now that we are back and unpacked, I had a chance to look at the base that finally arrived for the F-104. This is from the same company I used prior that worked out so well for my Extra 300 (base was partially ruined by my own hand, but no fault of the manus). Anyway, this is a custom made base, 3/4" top beveled 6" x 12" in heavy black acrylic. Its quite heavy, and should work well for the 104 since most of the weight will be toward the middle/back of the model. I had the company I purchased the base from drill a 7/8
    4 points
  11. OK - so I've masked and sprayed the five sections of the Harvard's canopy, inside and out. I'm using AlleyCat's resin AM set AC32033C, which is the correct configuration for my Harvard. However unfortunately there is a fit issue, and I think I can understand why largely based on the thickness of the resin and the build-up on the three sliding sections. As can be seen from these examples on the Harvard at Yeovilton, the pilot's section of the canopy is the widest, the second section slightly narrower and the third narrower still: However due to the
    4 points
  12. Well that worked rather well! 10 thou card; for those interested the settings on the Silhouette were: depth (of blade) 4, speed 4, force 33 (that's the max. on my machine), passes 4. The "windows" snapped out very easily, the framing is less than 1mm in width and I know for sure that I couldn't have done this as neatly or simply using a knife. This little exercise has opened up a whole range of possibilities to enhance models. I'll put a few rivet marks on then paint it up shortly.
    3 points
  13. Like I said some time ago, this is one of the coolest things i've ever seen! I simply live it, and I am inspired to try it.
    3 points
  14. The plan is to launch the kit in Telford this year. Radu
    3 points
  15. Hi guys, I‘ve started with some assembly and initial layers of detail. The following photos are the left side of the nose landing gear well. This detail is primarily the hydraulic tubing, and insulated environmental system tubing. As a proof of concept idea I chose to try to print sections of tubing. The aft most lines are laterally offset and have connectors that needed to be rendered. Doubting my ability to bend and fashion identical parallel line by hand as well as keeping future production in mind a printing attempt was justified. So the tube sections were modeled in CA
    3 points
  16. we now have two airframes, i'm more working on Lou IV these days ! source pics: the leading edge overlapping will be done with top wing's paintwork !
    3 points
  17. FINALLY finished with the cockpit (except for a matt coat and the control columns). Added seats from milliput, eduard photo etch for the general cockpit and 'corrected seats' as well as seat belts. I repainted the fuselage interior in a color i liked more, washed it and highlighted the frames. Now I need to add ammo boxes and belts and a little more before I can close it up. Will be a big day
    3 points
  18. Well kids.... I started all over again... New thread because the old one was just devolving into a endless stream of do overs. THIS THREAD SHALL NOT BE WHAT CAME BEFORE...THIS ONE WILL BE A FINISHED PROTOTYPE MODEL!! So a few months back my good friend Paul Fisher lost his home and wonderful workshop to fire in Paradise, CA. I am so happy he and his family escaped and in that light the mention of what comes next seems so trivial. Paul was in possession of the masters I had completed at the time of the fire so an opportunity to buil
    2 points
  19. HL-10

    SHADO Mobile "UFO"

    This is another studio scale model I have built from Gerry Anderson's UFO. It is of the SHADO mobile. I scratch built this one, except for the wheels and tracks for which I used the original ones used in the studio models. They come from the "Tiger Joe" toy tank, which I picked up on Ebay. The body was built out of balsa wood, then a plaster of Paris mould was made and I cast the body in resin. I sourced as many of the greeblies as possible, a lot cam from the 24th scale Revell Gemini capsule and from Airfix's Scammel tank transporter. The rest I scratched built.
    2 points
  20. Engine seems to be going together OK here - pic below is mostly just press fit together. Did remove some flash and sand the seam on the crankcase but nothing dramatic...
    2 points
  21. OK, here are the last 6. Are you bored yet? There are over 80 separate parts mounted on this splinter shield including helmets, cooling tubes, spare gun barrels, phone boxes, and tool boxes. The long baskets alongside the shield (and on the backs of the big gun turrets) are floater net baskets. They contain netting with flotation around the perimeter and are used mostly in conflict to aid those fallen or knocked overboard. Overall view of the aft deck. View of the stern showing the catapults and recovery crane. The ship carried (2)
    2 points
  22. Here's post #2 of this set: A lot of people have asked me what I'm going to do with this ship when I finish it? Truthfully, I have no idea! I definitely am going to enclose it in a protective case to keep the dust off, but other than that, I haven't decided. I'm thinking of possibly displaying it for a while and them possibly donating it to the Veterans Home here in Grand Rapids. Who knows - that's a long ways down the road. The light gray deck is in place just so you can see where turret #2 is located. Nothing has been done to this part - it's just as it c
    2 points
  23. Evolution Miniatures, they are larger than most 1/35 figures, almost 1/32 ;-) The truck driver is this fellow - Stalingrad Miniatures. Kent
    2 points
  24. I agree 100%. I have my kit kit in hand. Although I appreciate the effort that Airfix took in adding this “oil canning” effect, as I gaze at it my head tells me that it’s overdone. I searched all of my photo references and I can’t find a wartime photo of a Dash 5 with distressed skin.
    2 points
  25. Buttoned up the fuselage last night with no problems, I wasn't really liking the stitching on the lower fuselage so I sanded it back followed by masking a strip and spraying with Mr Surfacer. When this had dried I added Archer resin stitching decals and under a coat of primer Much happier with the results compared to the kit supplied plastic insert. Regards. Andy
    2 points
  26. I disagree. The "recipe" of zinc chromate was spelled out in AN-TT-P-656. The natural color of zinc chromate primer is yellow (for lack of the exact term for the color). Jennings has already said that the coloration (untinted zinc chromate) was based on its chemical makeup, not because pigmentation was added. What's being discussed is the green color of tinted zinc chromate versus the MM color "zinc chromate green". I've already stated that the color of tinted zinc chromate varied with each manufacturer. Per Boeing B-17F E&R manual (T.O. 01-20EF-02 page 439) an
    2 points
  27. Pascal

    Cute Porsche 956 / 962

    @ BloodwestSiR : That's a nice collection of Mitsuwa kits. I've looked at the Nekko Works models, but those are solid castings and I want to add full interiors to my Porsches. @ Vandy 1 VX 4 : Thx for the links ! @ scvrobeson : You bet ! There's TONS of very nice markings. Pattos place has decals for all of them. If I'm succesful in producing resing copies of my master. The idea is to modify them into : Longtail : for reference purpose only Even more cartoon style : From : wickedartz.com , for refer
    2 points
  28. I met a guy at the VA hospital several years back. He walked with a limp and was wearing an 8th AF baseball hat...had WWII gunners wings on it with a purple heart...air medal and a silver star on it. I asked what airplane he crewed...he was a B-17 waist gunner in 1942-43. His airplane had an 88mm round go off under it and the blast shredded the fuselage and the wooden catwalk he was standing on. Had shrapnel and wood in his legs and was bleeding out pretty good. The other gunner gave him a morphine shot for pain and they continued the mission to target. They were high enough that the blood fro
    2 points
  29. A little more progress today, first up I completed the fuselage side frames ready for final cockpit assembly. Instrument board and fuel tank assembly also built up and painted as well. I also managed to complete the cockpit assembly today, did I mention I'm enjoying this one? Follwed by a quick test fit in to the starboard fuselage half Very happy with progress, will get the fuselage halves together and hopefully with no nasty steps in the final fit. Regards. Andy
    2 points
  30. With a bit of TLC, Edgar's list and Barracuda resin the Revell Mk.II turns out great, well I liked it.
    2 points
  31. Dandiego

    F2H-3/4 Big Banjo

    Ok I have masked off the bottom and have done a little preshading. That is all, carry on. Happy 4th! Dan
    2 points
  32. I bought the Fisher Patter 1/32nd F-9F Panther in 2003 when it first appears. My first resin model. It was a great experience and I used Vallejo Model Air for the first and only time. The paint as so fragile it just scratched off way too easily. Roll on 2018 - the Panther is rolling around on my shelf of doom and I decide to take another look. Woe and behold I find that my lovely wife has thrown the box out with many of the kit parts in it (U/C, doors, wheels, canopy, weapons, PE sheet etc). I contact Paul Fisher and send him a photo of what I have and ask him if I can pay for the missing part
    2 points
  33. Jan_G

    HGW Latest Releases !!!

    new 1/24 seatbelts desgined for Airfix Hellcat available on HGW website https://hgwmodels.cz/en/seatbelts/1000-hellcat-seatbelts-124-124511.html
    2 points
  34. Thanks fellas! I appreciate the kind words. Old eyes, cheaters came into my life just about a year ago. They work, I miss just being able to see though. You are reading my mind with regards to the little placards. I will be using decals over foil the more conspicuous ones. The ones on the nose gear up lock, and hydraulic tubes are just too small to reasonably print. At a normal viewing distance the markings are convincing. It’s just the macro lens...looks up my skirt! If you look at the big insulated lines, those have line identification decals applied.
    2 points
  35. Gisbod

    1/24 Airfix F6F-5 Hellcat

    We both know you wouldn’t be! Thanks for the support everyone. I’ve closed up the fuselage, it went together quite well in the end, but I was conscious of potential issues. Again, I don’t think there’s anything at all wrong with the kit - just that you have to be ‘fit aware’ - ie paint on the mating surfaces, constant checking etc. It’s quite a hunk of plastic on the bench!
    2 points
  36. Gisbod

    1/24 Airfix F6F-5 Hellcat

    Evening all, I think I’m calling the cockpit done. Not my best effort, but looks ok. I’m not really adding a great deal in terms of detailing, I haven’t quite got the enthusiasm somehow. The Airscale set is great as are the ‘wrong’ seat belts. They really lift it a notch. I’m looking forward to seeing what the master builders do with this kit though - it has great potential. Note the masked areas on the mating surfaces. Thanks Guy
    2 points
  37. Hi Nick With regards to the color - What I understod was Bronze green in the cockpit and interior green elsewhere. The 'elsewhere' picture is quite a bit darker than in real life... I can see that I accidentally put up the wrong second picture of the cockpit. Yes it was etch galore - actually a bit too much, but I couldn't turn back :-)
    2 points
  38. Got more work done with the top layer 3/4 finished. I still have more surfacing to do but I'm hoping to knock out a fair bit tonight (if World of Warships doesn't interrupt me) I won't go to crazy on the roof though but you can see a clear difference between the kit surface and mine. Some might say that's not a good thing but I like it. Besides, once the paint goes on the busyness will disappear. I've glued on the sidewalls and then will drill out the remaining windows. The roof is just sitting on there until I have threaded through the fibers - a task I am not looking forward to.
    2 points
  39. Once the paint is dry, proceed to mask the top with a moldable adhesive. It was Patafix of the Uhu brand. It is an adhesive that leaves no residue on surfaces or traces of grease. And the result is the following: Greetings to all and I hope you like it. I am satisfied with the result since it is the first time that I carry out this type of masking.
    2 points
  40. Going to have a go at riveting the Heinkel. Well, the half Heinkel with a quarter wing. Practicing on the surplus parts with the RB 0.75mm rivet-r. Just following the natural panel lines as practice. Then a Flory Wash and Dullcote the bring them out. First off was bare plastic on the wing, then primer on the stab before running the rivet-r along the lines. I lack a bit of consistency in pressure so that is a learning point. Not that you need much, just consistent: The Eduard PE sits slightly proud of the plastic if just glued on t
    2 points
  41. I've been slowly progressing this build with a bit of weathering, using Flory's Dark Dirt applied over a couple of coats of MRP Super Clear gloss varnish (which isn't very gloss at all, but that suits me right now!). I like the flexibility of dark dirt, it dries very quickly (especially with some help from a jet of air from the airbrush) and I can easily take off just as much dirt as I wish, or re-apply and repeat where necessary: As can be seen from the lovely photo of the balbo shown elsewhere, these flying school Harvards were real workhorses and whilst
    2 points
  42. No details yet, but it's getting there. I completely forgot this little gem... Zoukei-Mura's 'Anlasswagen' This was fun, added a little extra weathering, rust etc... Kent
    2 points
  43. Day 1 opening the CMK box, numbering parts and start cockpit assembly. Then dry fit to check that everything is well aligned.
    2 points
  44. Vallejo is pretty fragile. It scratches off easy on plastic, too.
    1 point
  45. I haven't build it so far, but there are plenty of builds here and well it needs work to get a proper Mk.II. On the other hand (in my opinion) value for money (at least in Europe) is excellent.
    1 point
  46. This is what it looks like at the moment.
    1 point
  47. Craig, I first became aware of the B-17 when I was 9 years old. For the following 59 years that I have spent "absorbing" B-17 details, I was convinced I had to be in the top ten of "most B-17 obsessed persons." Between your work on the C and now this in depth research into "4 forward" ---- well, all I can say is my B-17 obsession pales to your obsession and dedication to "getting things right!" It's one thing to figure out what a problem is, but it's a whole new ballgame coming up with the fix, especially when you want to meld that fix into remaining kit componets! My ha
    1 point
  48. Excellent, Kent! Juraj
    1 point
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