Jump to content

Leaderboard

Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation on 07/08/2019 in all areas

  1. hello again fellow modellers Hi Jay - it's just a cheap Chinese one, but seems perfectly adequate for my needs - I just need to learn how to use it Ahh - that is one good looking Spit - but having done one, I doubt I will do another (especially as it was my favourite Mark..) They are really useful - thanks Chek, I have lots of resto shots, but very, very few of it actually finished so these are brilliant! ..I have been away much of the week, so just a little more done - but ea
    12 points
  2. I started my adventure with modeling four years ago. And I wanted to show you one of the models from the beginnings of my modeling passion. At the beginning I apologize for the pictures - I know that they are very weak but I did them without studio lighting. The model is the F-8E Crusader Trumpeter 1:32, the model quite easy to build I had small problems were with the air intake. I think that you already know that I always make models straight from the box and try to present heavily exploited machines. Such painting makes for me the models are less "plastic" do not lo
    10 points
  3. The stub wings and tailplanes were next. Once done, these were glued in place. So quite a bit done. A fair bit left too but it's moving closer to completion.
    8 points
  4. Dandiego

    F2H-3/4 Big Banjo

    Paint!!! I have applied the gull grey topcoat. I seem to have applied it a little heavier than I wanted because the preshading has all but disappeared. Oh well. I am not going to touch this for a week as I have a terrible habit of leaving fingerprints everywhere. When I do get back to it I will be masking all of the bare metal areas. Later, Dan
    6 points
  5. Next up was more masking. Finally, time for the light grey to be applied. Here's all the various masks. I kept them on a sheet of waxed paper in case I needed to do touch ups. Which I was expecting due to the various lumps and bumps.
    6 points
  6. 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
    5 points
  7. So, with the help of Peter of AirScale I acquired some clear F-104 IP cards, custom made by a gent Peter deals with. Amazing! I could not have done this part without him, so cheers to Peter! . Its basically a clear sheet of acetate with the 104 instruments printed on it, including many MANY extras in case for when I screw one or more up. You can see the clear sheet here with the Eduard panel taped on top of it. Near perfect fit! An impromptu session in front of a light gives a very general idea of how things will go, but in this ca
    5 points
  8. The school holidays are upon us now so the BUFF has been seeing a little action... I've not been happy with the rear turret set up, and I feel the kit's parts don't accurately resemble the real aircraft. Please excuse the terrible photo here (quick snap with the phone camera that I didn't realise was so out of focus) but as you can see... IMG_1127 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr ... it's not even close to the real deal... Tail Turret by Thomas Probert, on Flickr (Used for illustrative purposes only) So, it was out with the ha
    5 points
  9. red Dog

    Prop Blur

    IMHO , the prop should be visible. There is always something visible enough when a prop is turning If you don't place the prop, the viewer often has the feeling that Something is missing. To me no prop and blurred prop are no good enough compromises. That's the Reason why I prefer for the prop to turn whenever it is necessary for my model, most of the time, I put a small motor in there
    5 points
  10. I made a bunch of progress over the last couple of days. I got the canopy glued onto the fuselage. The fit wasn't perfect so I glued it on sections. Once the back section was dry, I glued the gunner's part. Doing it this way pretty much eliminated the big issues and left a couple small seams that I filled with sprue glue. The benefit was I got a nice secure bond between the canopy and the fuselage and it self leveled as it dried so I didn't have much sanding to do.
    5 points
  11. Hi Matt. Applied primer coat . Will sand smooth, preshade and highlights.
    5 points
  12. Out2gtcha

    Wedding pics!

    Some random pics of our wedding and the absolutely STUNNING surroundings we were in........ The wife near the mouth of the lake, with skies so utterly vivid blue it almost looked fake at the time The view outside the courthouse we got our marriage licence in The wife and I right after the ceremony at nature's altar Wife and I at the actual spot we held the ceramony at For some reason I felt the need for a forest version of Captain Morgan
    5 points
  13. I took few shots today, for all of you guys who purchased the Big Lanc. Cheers Martin https://forum.largescalemodeller.com/topic/6774-lancaster-mk-x-fm-159-nanton-alberta/?tab=comments#comment-94450
    4 points
  14. R Palimaka

    Prop Blur

    Small motors make sense. Some of the clear disc attempts can look ok too, but I'm not so convinced by the photo-etched versions. I overheard a comment once at a model show that the photo-etched prop blurs looked like someone had attached a fern to the front of the aircraft, and I haven't been able to get that out of my head now. Richard
    4 points
  15. Thanks guys! six years, it would be fast and wonderful. I have an idiopathic slowdown(bradykinesie) that started at least three years ago and the sitting position is uncomfortable beyond ten minutes. I must to stand up or lie down Add to that the work on the new house the last two years the time goes fast.. The gestures are much slower and less strong and precise and the motivation is down, but posting here makes me want to continue and finish this project I have a design problem to fit the landing gear on firewall and this prevents t
    4 points
  16. HI everyone, I've finally joined the fuselage to wings. It's been a bit of a struggle to get the surfaces as clean as I like, but I feel I've got much done. Here's some pics: I've filled the upper fuselage gun troughs, and replaced the hitherto closed radiator flaps with new flaps made of card. With all of the control surfaces at neutral...or closed, I felt this was a change needed to make the model more engaging to the eye. The original radiator flaps had only 8 external and 8 internal flaps represented in the molding. It took me quite a while to fi
    4 points
  17. Got some washes on, placard decals from the Barracuda set, a little touch up painting, and a final dull coat. My Yahu IP is on backorder, so this is as far as we go on the cockpit for now. Mar on the starboard sidewall is where I had the oxygen hose attached, but realized with test fitting that it needs to go on after attached to that fuselage side. [/url] My second attempt at HGW belts was much better than the first. I threaded the belts through the buckles while they were still on the sprue, which made things much less likely to go pinging off into the ether.
    4 points
  18. Thanks guys! Anyways, sawed of the short tail, and test fitted the new long tail. Had to go at it carefully, but I think this is good enough. There’s still a small step, the resin tail being a little wider than the kit fuselage.
    4 points
  19. The -3 windscreens had a armored glass behind it and appeared to be rounded in front and no upper brace. The -5s had armored glass glass Incorporated in the windscreen and appears flatter on the front with an upper brace The top drawing is a -3 and the middle and bottom are -5 Canopies. However there may difference among productions runs
    4 points
  20. Once the canopy was dry and I had sanded the bit of filler down, I masked it off and sprayed a coat of black. This was followed by Gunship Grey. Then I started on applying the paint masks. DN Models make a set of these which is the reason I got the kit.
    4 points
  21. Box art http://www.wingnutwings.com/ww/product?productid=3194 http://www.wingnutwings.com/ww/product?productid=3193
    3 points
  22. Greetings all; after seeing numerous mentions of a need for it I went ahead and did an ‘eyeball’ CAD drawing of 1/24 scale tie-down strips for laser cutting. [Moderators, kindly advise if this is inappropriate here in General and I’ll gladly remove it or relocate it. I wanted to gauge interest in this before committing to a “Vendors Board” or “Traders Board” topic.] Here’s a test-cut, the overall sheet is sized to fit a legal-sized envelope and contains ten 8-3/4” tie-down strips. The material is a cabinet-making product called Polybak, a resin impregnated paper produ
    3 points
  23. After making sure the clear IP silhouettes fit as they should, it was onto the cockpits themselves. I had previously tested the fit of these in the fuselage separate from each other, but took this opportunity to unite the two cockpits while they were temporarily held in the fuselage, so fit would not be an issue later. I glued the two ejection seat mounts to their respective pit areas, then after careful alignment, glued the two pits together as per the instructions. After that, the two C2 ejection seats slid nicely down the rails into position temporarily. I then mocked up two hea
    3 points
  24. Sunday's efforts here with wings painted and decaled. Being and older WnW kit the decals behaved perfectly and settled down without issue. Wings now ready for some weathering and install Gaspatch turn buckles in readiness for rigging. Regards.. Andy
    3 points
  25. Jennings Heilig

    Prop Blur

    Props are three dimensional. PE is flat.
    3 points
  26. First rough fit for the new exhaust, I really like this printing from MODEL-MONKEY, the parts are really clean !!!
    3 points
  27. Sadly, yes. The usual error of painting the interior in US Interior Green throughout was made. B-17s were unpainted internally - only exposed metal on the flightdeck was painted bronze green. There is some evidence emerging that Douglas-built Forts had their radio rooms and some section of rear fuselage painted, but there's no definitive information as to what shades of green and also what batches. However, your best bet, if you're concerned about accuracy, is to paint a WWII-era B-17 aluminium inside. Tom
    3 points
  28. Jim E

    1/24 Airfix F6F-5 Hellcat

    The only way we would know for sure is by knowing the Bu Number on the tail
    3 points
  29. At least tail looks centered and squared. :-)
    3 points
  30. Here’s the fit up close. So it may mean that the trumpeter kit is a little too narrow, OR, the Hasegawa kit is a little too wide.
    3 points
  31. https://www.modellbau-koenig.de/en/Literature/other/B-17G-Big-Bird-Modelling-Guide
    3 points
  32. I'm rather pleased with the outcome of my problematic canopy. I used the centre section canopy for the aft one (thanks for the thought Kag!), put the "fake" one inside the forward section and then glued one edge first and once dry, I then "eased" the other edge out to take up as much of the lip as possible. A little touching up to do but nowhere near as much as I thought I was going to be faced with:
    3 points
  33. 3 points
  34. Have I missed something? Why did a thread about the 1/32 Eduard Legion Condor Kit morph into BoB Hurricane talk?
    3 points
  35. 3 points
  36. 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)
    3 points
  37. I set aside the Hind for pretty much all of June as I thought I'd misplaced the intake cones and wasn't up to looking for them in my pile of organized chaos....I mean workbench. Turns out they were still on the sprues. So with those recently found, I started back up on it. I fitted the intake cones and then the pilot's door. The fit is nice but I wanted to make sure it was flush with the fuselage and didn't get pressed in too far. Next up, I sanded off a mould seam line on the canopy and polished it up.
    3 points
  38. Thanks! Fursnake (that's her name, my wife named her) hasn't been as interested in hanging out while I'm at my bench lately. But if I'm reading in the living room, she's there.
    3 points
  39. Just finished this one. This was on the shelf of doom for quite a while. I had purchased the kit for quite cheap and, due to the shape issues of the kit, it ended up being the last Bf 109 in my kit stash, so I figured I would go ahead and build it. However, I managed to destroy the canopy/windscreen parts before completion and also started to be really annoyed by looking at the shape issues, so I just shelved it. I finally decided to use a vac canopy from my spares and modify it to fit. I also sanded down the huge sharp corners that come off the trailing edge of the wing root fairing, into the
    2 points
  40. Well 1 step forward, and two back as they say.............. I went to do a 2nd full lighting test with just the original 4 AAs and no go......................it basically did nothing. Plugged everything in the exact same way I did on the test that worked prior to leaving for the wedding and nada. Nothing. None of any of the lights I plugged in worked in any capacity. I tried 3 different sets of brand new batteries, to no avail. Ive got good current coming out of the power box, but nothing is making it to the PC board. Ive sent a note to Richard of MSM lighting, and h
    2 points
  41. Jennings Heilig

    Prop Blur

    Same here. I saw too many cases of people spending thousands of dollars on an RC model only to have it smashed to bits when something went wrong. I attended in RC invitational in Palm Beach one time, and a guy had a gigantic (must have been like 1/8 scale maybe?) DC-3 decked out in the Otis Spunkmeyer cookie color scheme. The meet was held at the Palm Beach Polo Club, and when he was on short final to land it, something happened and the thing nose dived into a canal. Never had any desire to waste my money like that.
    2 points
  42. chrish

    Prop Blur

    I once took a video from the right cockpit seat of a turbo Otter during takeoff, I could see what the camera could see (digital camera) when played back several hours later there was a prop blade not moving and stuck at about the 1:00-1:30 position on the camera viewer. By eye I could see nothing of the prop during take off and flight... weird
    2 points
  43. The F6F-3 had 3 different cowl configurations. The earliest had the lower cowl flap and exhaust bulge. The middle one had the bulge but no lower cowl flap. The last was essentially the same as the -5, no lower cowl flap and no bulge. The windscreen is definitive; the -3 day fighters had a 4-piece windscreen with curved front panel, 2 side panels and a top panel, and internal armored glass. The -5 (and -3N) had a 3-piece windscreen with flat armored glass front panel and 2 side panels that met at the top.
    2 points
  44. what to try and the long tail of Hasegawa / Eduard p-40n ???? just such an idea I want to go this way, but there is no time yet
    2 points
  45. No, I put a post up in the Venders forum asking if anyone had one for sale and another member sorted me out.
    2 points
  46. Dandiego

    F2H-3/4 Big Banjo

    Mr Shark Sir. Thanks for looking in on my humble build. If I live to be 100 I could never be half the modeler that you are. My tiny little niche is to model unusual subjects to an acceptable standard. In fact I chose this subject to gain experience with vacforms. I have one of my holy grail kits waiting in the wings. It is a very rare vac form of a very esoteric aircraft. Stay tuned. Dan
    2 points
  47. That looks fantastic, Carl! Great work. Kev
    2 points
  48. 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
  49. ^^People, including myself, have no interest in badly mismanaged forays into 1/32 scale.
    2 points
×
×
  • Create New...