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  1. AlexM

    1/32 Marauder

    Sooo, again after a little while, I have a few days holiday and I hope to make a bit progress. Unfortunately, instead of actually finishing anything, yet another aircraft got my attention, but I hope I won't get too much distracted and can concentrate on my already ongoing projects That's the current state of the cockpit. I used the very nice instrument decals from Airscale. I also tried to use the photo etch instrument brezels, but they proved to be a challenge for my sausage fingers. So I just used my printed panel as a base. Originally I planed to use b
    7 points
  2. Thank you for all of the motivating replies. I need em'! lol I've devoted a lot of time to surface work. Most of it because I didn't devote enough time to surface preparation. I've spent an obscene amount of time, sanding, polishing, respraying, touching up... BTW... lacquer paints don't lend themselves to touchup with a brush. So...you gotta mask Everything. Anyway... here is where we are now: A saucerful of secrets.... a Pink Floyd title I decided to borrow.... Wings need more clearcoats. I had to relay the wing mas
    7 points
  3. Rick K

    Special Hobby Tempest V

    More masking. Did I mention how much I do not like masking? Undersides get the full mask treatment.
    6 points
  4. ARCHER rivets to the rescue !!! another oddity for Hobbyboss, they did a nice job of putting the raised rivets on the mid-section of the fuselage which can be seen when you look at photos of the real thing. What's confusing to me is why they only put about half of them on the model and the ones that are missing are the most visible ??? Also they didn't put any on the ventral tail fin so I'll be riveting that as well. I used the Archer "O" scale, 7/8" dia. heads , they're size and spacing is really close to the kits rivets.
    6 points
  5. I think they should be given an awful lot of slack, they've released some pretty esoteric subjects so far, who else would have produced a Bronco, Trojan, Havard, Mirage 2000, and, fingers crossed, a Jaguar . Everyone has bills to pay, books to balance.
    5 points
  6. Hello, I'm back after short break. My wife is an archeress and she had a final of Poland Cup this weekend. I just had to be there with her, Veltro had to wait. I'm still working on gear. Since movable struts feature is long gone, I'm going mount them permanently into wing and make'em stiff. So I glued two small styrene cubes into gear wells and put 100mm wires into struts. And now I'd like to show you what I ordered Since all known models of these are much too expensive for me I placed an order for 3d printing Dropship i
    5 points
  7. Vynce804

    1/24 Airfix Hellcat

    The engine module is now completed, it’s had an oil wash but still needs more weathering which I will do when it is mounted to the firewall. The engineering in this part of the kit is very impressive and much of it clicks together without the need for glue. More airframe construction next! cheers Matt
    5 points
  8. hello all, Blackcollar, reference are plans by floating drydock, and photo's by navy source LSP-kevin styrene sheet arefrom Vink NV in Belgium, bought via a friend/modelstore Thanks Barry Gewehr 43 every great things begin small. some more photo's of the bullwark, the inside of the bullwark Also the complete forward structure of the bow is made, bullwark dry fit in place the hull bottom is put in place work on the upper part of the bow ramp, holes drilled and anti skid strips placed enjoy
    5 points
  9. John1

    Forgotten War Mustang

    Got a bit more done with the cockpit. Started to paint some of the finer details on the sidewalls, added some paint scratches with a silver artist's pencil. Got a few more small bits to add, then we shoot the sidewalls with Tamiya X-22 and start adding all those Barracuda decals. Once I get those on and add the remaining parts and some additional wires, I think it will look sufficiently busy. After that, shoot it with some dullcoate, add some pastels and we'll be good to go (hopefully). On the floorboard assembly, I continued with the painting and put down some pastels for
    5 points
  10. Rick K

    Special Hobby Tempest V

    All national markings, ID bands will be painted. Using Maketar masks the 4 color roundel application begin. A base of MRP135 Insignia White is applied for roundels, fin flash and ID bands. I'm applying markings using this method as I want to keep paint build up to minimum. MRP122 RAF Marking Yellow is applied. This late war aircraft, flown by New Zealand ace Evan Mackie, will have C1 roundels in all 6 positions. After yellow cures masks are carefully positioned. MRP183 Oxford Blue is applied. I spend much time deliber
    5 points
  11. Hi Friends! The recent release of the WNW announcement to release a Dr. I in 2020 has prompted me to start the Roden kit. I don't want to get to the point where I consider selling it for much less than I paid for it, or think of throwing it in the bin. To me, every model is an investment of sorts. In the beginning I invest my cash, and later I invest my time. In return that kit provides me with the fun of building, challenges, and hopefully at the end, satisfaction. So... on with it! I bought the kit here in Oz. The PE came from the Peoples Republic of Pola
    4 points
  12. Started this year ago, decided to pull it out the stash of doom and get it finished. Aires Cockpit, Exhausts. Quickboost Seats, Master Pitots, RES-IM Wheels. Trumpeter LAU-9 & AIM-9s (Kit bits are rubbish, my F-14D doesn't need either!) Some in progress photos - I used CA for the front dials and managed to melt them somehow. I've replaced them with Airscale decals since I took these photos! I'm also focusing on all the "burn out" stuff first. Airframe will be last thing I do so at the end, everything just drops into plac
    4 points
  13. Out2gtcha

    1/24 best aircraft

    There are several builds of the new 1/24th AirFix F6F in the LSP Works in Progress forums here, with some outstanding insight, info and some really great and tremendously helpful pics. A lot of the pics in these WIPs really give you a great sense of scale, and should be very helpful if you're building the kit:
    4 points
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  15. So polite........... This should be really interesting.................................
    4 points
  16. Rick K

    Special Hobby Tempest V

    MRP110 Dark Green. Hard to show up on the black base. It really is marbled! Look close.
    4 points
  17. Now that the majority of the model is complete, I am going over the model with a fine tooth comb and comparing it to period photos to ensure that I try and capture as much detail as possible. Graham was kind enough to send me many more photos that he took at high resolution, and some of these I had not seen before. These pics have been enough for me to identify some areas that the kit could be improved. Whilst the shape of the kit is pretty good, Kittyhawk have missed some details that I felt would add to the character of the model. Three things that Kittyhawk missed in the one pho
    4 points
  18. Very frankly I'm hoping this will be a jet and ideally a cold war one. The number of not yet released WW2 major actors is quickly decreasing whereas jet releases are becoming very rare in large scale. WW1 is also rather well covered now with regard to regular releases. Moreover, it also looks we won't have anymore many resin options for them as Fisher stopped production, Hph is also interested for some time in WW2 topics and LEM is focusing now on smaller planes...
    4 points
  19. For fans of the classic Hasegawa 1/32 scale Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb, a more accurate and better detailed spinner has been added to the Model Monkey catalog. It is intended as a direct replacement for 1/32 scale Hasegawa kits' spinner parts. This 3D-printed spinner features an accurate shape, raised fairings on the front edge of the propeller blade apertures, attach/detach slot-connector, and spot-weld detail.
    4 points
  20. Rick K

    Special Hobby Tempest V

    Underside painting MRP112 Medium Sea Grey applied. I did marbling and I lost the images before I blended. After paint cure more masking fun.
    4 points
  21. Rick K

    Special Hobby Tempest V

    Mask off. Happy to report no lifting or bleeding.
    3 points
  22. Oh yeah... kong hong, hitty kawk. better stick to ningwuts.
    3 points
  23. just made a start on a 32 scale Miles M.100 Student, vacuform fuselage from tooling resin plugs, a nice looking design, surprisingly compact too in the scale
    3 points
  24. Between FW190's, Tiger and King Tiger tanks there are ENOUGH to choose from. Let's get bold and release some very overlooked subjects like helicopters.
    3 points
  25. I have to say that, due to : 1/ The reviews given on Kitty Hawk's previous releases ... and ... 2/ What is already on the market and who has released them ... and ... 3/ What is STILL in the pipeline to be released by others I don't hold much hope of success ... Still ... I've been proven wrong before ... Rog
    3 points
  26. In my humble opinion the Airfix 1/24 Typhoon and Hellcat are two best kits in that scale. They are both extremely detailed and accurate and will give you many hours of enjoyment. Enjoy Robert
    3 points
  27. LSP member Maciej Goralczyk, known here as barkhorn, is designing the decals. He is a WW2 SME and is being sent a test shot for decal fit checks. He has also stated it's not the Auntie Junkers or an early Mustang. Merit pledged six kits to raffle winners without announcing the subject, which is due to start shipping by the end of September. So, unlikely to be a mega expensive kit such as a B-29 n'est ce pas? So, taking in all those factors, yeah, sure, why not a Mod 1181 RF-101C with working KA-1, -56 and KS-72 cameras or a latex replica of Sasha Bonilova? Might
    3 points
  28. It's an it's a FW190a8
    3 points
  29. b757captain

    WB-57

    Way back in the olden times I was based in El Paso. NASA had a facility there, mostly repairing and reworking T-38s for NASA but the airport was also a favorite storage site for lots of NASA airplanes. For a while the backup 747 shuttle carrier was there, and also one of the WB-57s. I got a nice up-close look at it one day - unfortunately in the pre-digital camera days and I lost the photos years ago. Fast forward to 2011. Taxiing out for takeoff from Kandahar, sitting in line behind a couple of C-17s and my FO points to an airplane in a revetment and asks "what kind of airplane is
    3 points
  30. Ok so this will obviously be a 1/32 F-22 with weapons bays opening/closing via HK's new App... which btw also enables you to turn on your air-compressor while on vacation in Hawaii (assuming we have opted for the $799 connectivity upgrade for our compressors). Marcel PS Word on the street is that there will soon be a premium version of the App which will enable canopy opening/closing and, possibly, a jet fuel smell simulation. But those are just rumors...
    3 points
  31. The problem with Neil is that he likes all suggestions. Such as the Halifax I casually mentioned to him Cees
    3 points
  32. Thanks Matsu, I'm very glad you find this interesting, I appreciate it ,cheers thanks Gazzas, I have to confess that I like your signature picture cheers mate! well I have spayed the RLM 75, the recipe I used as a base is H 331 Dark Sea grey (Great Britain) but it needed a bit of red tone, H 13 like a 5% and a 10% of white next is the RLM 74, cheers
    3 points
  33. Thanks for the congrats guys! I was pleased, the last Nats I entered was in '93. I was really surprised to win 1st in the 1/32nd, as there was some excellent builds there. My 1/32 US/British 1st place was my Special Hobby Tempest Mk.V. My 3rd place in the biplanes was my Albatros D.V, Jasta 17. I have both of these posted here in the RFI. Larry
    3 points
  34. Thank you for sharing. Nice and clear shots. this one is absolutely mind-blowing
    3 points
  35. Filters are done with painting. One door on.
    3 points
  36. I've made a start on rescribing the bottom of the cockpit as well - The kit gives you precisely NOTHING to work with. I've used the kits decal guide to give me some idea of the layout. Started a weathering base coat on the fuel tanks as well.
    3 points
  37. Apart from a matt coat on the uniform, I think I'm done with this one
    2 points
  38. In the instructions, it states the tailplanes go on first, Americans...
    2 points
  39. What's your old account? I can merge the two and fix up your access details if you like. That way you get all your content back, and we keep our member database tidy. Kev
    2 points
  40. Why oh why another FW 190????? As if there weren't already enough LS Luftwaffe subjects to choose from.
    2 points
  41. So, this arrived yesterday...
    2 points
  42. If you want to close the canopy, Aires recently released two Navy pilots strapped on their GRU-7 seats.
    2 points
  43. A big like for that saucerful of secrets! And that Ta152 C is going to be quite unique. I hope you can finish it shortly. Alain PS: my 14 year old son is a big fan of Pink Floyd and that makes me pretty happy!
    2 points
  44. Hey Mike, Take a look around E-Bay for camera lighting setups. I got mine on E-bay for a really great price (cant remember the exact cost atm). A lot of the "cheapie" setups on Ebay from China have a lot of great stuff in them and mine has worked out really well so far. Mine came with 3 hoods, all the lighting housings with 4 bulbs a piece, as well as a "crane" arm for the center hood with a ballast bag. I simply got a normal sized card table, and then went to my local camera shop and bought 3 rolls of "background material", some hanger clips and a backdrop curtain. Not sure
    2 points
  45. Many thanks, I got a bit vigorous in cleaning up the join between the fuselage and the upper gun opening. It is a very thin join and prone to breaking. I reinforced it with some 0.5mm rod and sheet: These will be sanded flush when the rest of the interior is done. I formed some 0.5mm X 1mm styrene sheet around the 6mm ish rod and then inserted into the irregular hole of the forward fuel filler opening. I think I may have cracked this at last! Regards,
    2 points
  46. Here are a few pics of the nearly complete Loader's Armored Gun Station (LAGS). Hinged armored panels deployed. Panels lowered. TAFN, Barry
    2 points
  47. John1

    Forgotten War Mustang

    Continuing on with the paintwork. Overall black is a tough color to work with from a modeling standpoint. Thankfully my subject has a great number of color variations to break up the monotony. I've been picking out some individual components, per the pics of the original above. Using MM Interior Black and mixes of gloss and flat black. The Interior Black color is pretty handy, it's got a very deep "blackness" to it. Hard to explain, you'll have to use it for yourself to see what I mean. Anyway, here are some progress pics. Note again, I've got a very long way to go. Stil
    2 points
  48. I would love to see a book about it. Unfortunately i am no John Wolstenholme , so this one will not be in the same league! The vacformer turned up today and i eagerly rushed into using it. Set the top oven to 170 , gorilla taped the hoover nozzle to it and away i went. One thing i have noticed so far is that the PETg clear stuff hold the temperature longer that the plasticard that came with it , which is good. I also did not realise that vacforming would pick up the tiny little imperfections in the milliput master. It doesnt look bad for a first attempt , and im happy with it as a test. I
    2 points
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