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  1. 6 points
    Rick K

    Special Hobby Tempest V

    More masking. Did I mention how much I do not like masking? Undersides get the full mask treatment.
  2. 6 points
    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.
  3. 5 points
    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
  4. 5 points
    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 a first coating of grime. Much more work to be done here.
  5. 4 points
    ericg

    RAAF FAC OV-10A the back seater.

    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 photo. Lets start with the biggest one of the three. They completely forgot about one of the 5 fold out steps on the right side of the cockpit. Most photos show most of these open and I reckon it is a pretty important feature. Not sure why they forgot this, but it is a reasonably easy fix if you have the right gear. What, no step? I drew a couple of reference lines to assist with placement. I taped a photo etch template to the model I used a pin to precisely scribe the shape, ensuring that I cut it to the correct depth. Using a microchisel I removed the inside of the shape, being careful not to cut all the way through. The depth of the cut of the pin allows you to remove material right up to the edge. The completed hole. I will have to scratch build a new step to suit it. Most of the photos that I have found show a small air vent on the right side of the observers cockpit in the open position. I chose to model it this way although if you wanted to do it closed, a scribed circle would do. I used a piece of plastic rod with a groove cut out of it and a small disk punched from plastic card. The top right side of the engine cowls has an exposed oil filler cap which I felt would show the ease of maintenance in the field that was designed into the aircraft. Kitty hawk have not depicted any detail here. I drilled a small 2mm hole into the cowl. I then placed a disk of plastic card into it, slightly proud of the surface. I then glued another thin disk over the first one, slightly smaller in diameter. I then drilled into it a small brass rod. To this I then added a piece of plastic card cut to represent the oil filler cap. While I was working on the oil filler cap I was noticing that the press button latches on the clamshell cowls were incorrectly depicted. I wasn’t going to touch them but decided to fix them once a suitable tool was devised. Using a piece of brass tube, I drilled out one end a little more larger than it originally was. I then sharpened the OD of the tube and mounted it in a pin vice. Once the raised buttons were cut off and sanded down I used the tool to push new holes into the plastic. The outer ones were easy enough although the inners needed the tool to be bent to reach them. The completed mod. Well worth the effort, although all up it took about 10 minutes. Notice that in some of the earlier pics, kitty hawk have 3 raised buttons in each position on the forward parts of the cowl. There should actually be only two as I have done here.
  6. 4 points
    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.
  7. 3 points
    robertmro

    1/24 best aircraft

    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
  8. 3 points
    Tony T

    New HK Models Kit TBA @ US Nats!

    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 be wrong but I still think it's a Bf 110 G-4, Me 410 or — blimey — an attempt to cash-in on the Fw 190 craze (God help us) Tony
  9. 3 points
    Thanks, fellas! The backplate diameter is 19.6 mm.
  10. 3 points
    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
  11. 3 points
    aircare84

    Make the others jealous

    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
  12. 2 points
    Agustinmolinillos

    1/24 best aircraft

    Hello members of LSP, My name is Agustin and I live in Canary Islands, Spain. I just discover your website and it is fantastic. I have been modeler for many year, and I would like to get a 1/24 aircraft but I don't know which are the best in this scale. Could you help me? Thanks in advance Agustin
  13. 2 points
    LSP_Kevin

    New HK Models Kit TBA @ US Nats!

    Sorry Dave - wrong company! Kev
  14. 2 points
    LSP_Kevin

    1/24 best aircraft

    Welcome aboard Agustin! While I don't build 1/24 scale aircraft myself, it looks like any of the recent offerings from Airfix (Typhoon, Mosquito, and most recently, the Hellcat) are worth a serious look. Trumpeter has a few kits that seem to vary in quality, and then you've got the ancient Airfix range from the 1970s, which also vary in quality, but feature a level of detail applicable to the period. Kev
  15. 2 points
    thierry laurent

    Best kit for F-14D and F-4S

    If you want to close the canopy, Aires recently released two Navy pilots strapped on their GRU-7 seats.
  16. 2 points
    Oooh excellent! Do you know what the spinner backplate dia is? I think I will be able to order one to go on my Tamiya Spitfire V conversion!
  17. 2 points
    aircare84

    Chattanooga 2019 convention

    Link to a slide show of the winners from the Nats. The Eagle is in there. http://svsm.org/gallery/chattanooga2019
  18. 2 points
    Thunnus

    Hasegawa 1/32 Fw 190D-9 "Black 1"

    Thank you very much! Yes, the canopy was dipped in Future prior to painting! Sometimes it takes a few tries to get right. If I get a dust speck or Future pooling, I'll wipe it all off with Windex and re-dip. Thank you! Just to let everyone know, I have a couple of builds that are in suspended animation at the moment. It is summer time and I've been doing more fishing than model building. Here is a sample of what I've been up to ... But hopefully, I'll be back on the Tamiya F4U-1a and Hasegawa Bf109K-4 builds soon! Thanks for commenting on this Fw190D-9 build!
  19. 2 points
    One thing that I find really interesting about RLM 76 is that when it is paired with 74 and 75, I looks almost white-grey, losing all of it's blue and green tones.
  20. 2 points
    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 what its actually called but the rolls are quite wide, and it makes for a great LSP photo setup. A roll of white, black and grey background material: After I set up the overhead tube that the kit came with, I placed the card table under it, then I put one of the rolls on it, so it came down over the card table: Then I set up the lights and hoods Pics with even my older smart phone turned out really nice and are a HUGE improvement over anything previous I was doing: I know this seems like a lot, but the whole thing minus the 3 background rolls and card table of course was under $200 USD IIRC. There also were many, many different packages they offer with different prices and different equipment, so it pays to look around. Bottom line for me is don't be afraid of the cheaper setups from China, the one I got was a great deal, and for the cost has worked out about as well as I could have hoped. HTH
  21. 2 points
    Rick K

    Special Hobby Tempest V

    Radiator test fit. Prop alignment jig. Make sure your printer is set at 100% when you print the jig sheet. A nice comparison with the SH nose and Roy's corrected nose/prop set.
  22. 1 point
    All NEW items are now listed on the web site and are currently being listed on Ebay (for all overseas orders). Until I am able to upgrade the site, all overseas orders will need to made via Ebay. My apologies for the inconvenience. Our last release, FL35001 for the Academy AH-1Z is almost sold out! Our F-16 fuselage plates have been redesigned and tweaked to fit all existing F-16 kits. The wing and nose plates have also been added to the sets. We're also looking for suggestions/idea on new items to add to the catalog. Please feel free to send them via email to : flyingleathernecks@att.net Thank you all for your continued support! https://www.flyingleathernecksdecals.com Product Number Scale Description Medium Price Status NOTES FL48002 1/48 CH-53E Super Stallions and the Nekkid Lady Decal $20.00 In Stock FL48007 1/48 EA-6B Jammin' Jarheads VMAQ-1/2/3/4 Decal $20.00 In Stock FL48008 1/48 F/A-18A/C/D Hornets Operation Desert Storm Decal TBA Future FL48009 1/48 F/A-18A/C/D Hornets Swarm OIF/OEF/OIR Decal $15.00 In Stock FL48010 1/48 USMC/USN Ordnance Data Sheet part II Decal TBA Future FL48011 1/48 KC-130J Hercules Decal $20.00 In Stock FL48014 1/48 AV-8B Hell Raising Harriers Decal TBA Future FL32001 1/32 F/A-18D Devil Dog Deltas Part I Decal N/A Out of Print FL32002 1/32 F/A-18A/D , A-1H, AD-6 USMC CAS Part I Decal $20.00 In Stock FL32003 1/32 F/A-18A/C Hornets Swarm Decal $20.00 In Stock FL32004 1/32 F/A-18D Death Dealing Deltas Decal TBA Future FL32005 1/32 USMC/USN Ordnance Data Sheet Decal TBA Future FL32006 1/32 AV-8B Hell Raising Harriers Decal TBA Future FL35001 1/35 Marine Skid Kid Zulu's AH-1Z for Academy Decal $20.00 In Stock NEW! 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FLM48-1 1/48 CH-53E Canopy Wheel mask for Academy Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock FLM48-2 1/48 CH-46E Canopy Wheel mask for Academy Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock FLM48-3 1/48 MV-22B Canopy wheel mask for Italeri Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock FLM48-4 1/48 UH-34J, H-34G.III Canopy wheel mask for Italeri Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock FLM48-5 1/48 AH-1W/T canopy mask for Italeri Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock FLM48-6 1/48 UH-1N canopy mask for Italeri Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock FLM48-7 1/48 EA-6B canopy wheel mask for Kinetic Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock FLM48-8 1/48 F/A-18A/C canopy wheel mask for Kinetic Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock FLM48-9 1/48 F/A-18B/D canopy wheel mask for Kinetic Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock FLM48-10 1/48 A-6A canopy wheel mask for Hobbyboss Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock FLM48-11 1/48 A-6E canopy wheel mask for Hobbyboss Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock FLM48-12 1/48 AV-8B/GR.7/9 canopy wheel mask for Hasegawa Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock FLM48-13 1/48 F-14A canopy wheel mask for Tamiya Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock FLM48-14 1/48 F-14D canopy wheel mask for Tamiya Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock FLM48-15 1/48 A-10A canopy wheel mask for Revell/Monogram Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock FLM48-16 1/48 A-10A canopy wheel mask for Hobbyboss Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock FLM48-17 1/48 A-10A canopy wheel mask for Italeri Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock FLM48-18 1/48 A-10A canopy wheel mask for Tamiya Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock FLM48-19 1/48 F/A-18A/C canopy wheel mask for Hasegawa Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock NEW! 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FLM32-24 1/32 F/A-18B/D canopy/wheel mask for Academy Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock NEW! FLM35-1 1/35 Vinyl Mask $5.00 OUT OF STOCK FLM35-2 1/35 MH-60S canopy mask for Academy Vinyl Mask $5.00 OUT OF STOCK FLM35-3 1/35 AH-1W canopy mask for Academy Vinyl Mask $5.00 OUT OF STOCK FLM35-4 1/35 UH-1C canopy mask for MRC/Academy Vinyl Mask $5.00 OUT OF STOCK FLM35-5 1/35 OH-58D canopy mask for MRC Vinyl Mask $5.00 OUT OF STOCK FLM35-6 1/35 UH-1N canopy mask for Panda/Dragon Vinyl Mask $5.00 OUT OF STOCK FLS48001 1/48 F/A-18A/B/C/D HUD Glass (Clear Styrene) .005 Plastic $5.00 In Stock NEW! FLS48002 1/48 F/A-18A/B Vertical Tail stiffening plates .005 Plastic $5.00 In Stock NEW! FLS48003 1/48 AV-8B Harrier HUD Glass (Clear Styrene) .005 Plastic $5.00 In Stock NEW! FLS48004 1/48 UH-1N Tail Boom access panels .005 Plastic $5.00 In Stock NEW! FLS32001 1/32 F/A-18A/B/C/D HUD Glass (Clear Styrene) .005 Plastic $5.00 In Stock NEW! FLS32002 1/32 F/A-18A/B Vertical Tail Stiffening plates .010 Plastic $5.00 In Stock NEW! FLS32003 1/32 AV-8B Harrier HUD Glass (Clear Styrene) .005 Plastic $5.00 In Stock NEW! FLS32004 1/32 F/A-18A/B/C/D MFD Glass (Clear green styrene) .005 Plastic $5.00 In Stock NEW!
  23. 1 point
    Wow, what a looker! That will really be something special when done Gaz
  24. 1 point
    Big Texan

    1/24 best aircraft

    Yes, there are some 1/24 state of the art kits out there that are brand spanking new mentioned above. But, the old Airfix & Heller 1/24 kits aren't that bad. Also, there is some Bandai 1/24 kicking around of Japanese Aircraft, Zero and Gerorge. Trumpeter also has some decent 1/24 kits as well of German and Japanese planes. My personal favorite is the Airfix/Heller Me-109E. So, just pick a plane and have fun!
  25. 1 point
    EvilCarrot

    New HK Models Kit TBA @ US Nats!

    KH is not HKM...
  26. 1 point
    DrDave

    New HK Models Kit TBA @ US Nats!

    It is. It is an FW190a8. Song wang published the profiles on FB....
  27. 1 point
    Tony T

    New HK Models Kit TBA @ US Nats!

    You took the words out my mind Dr Dave I think they were too embarrassed to tell it's just another Wurger Tony
  28. 1 point
    I do agree on some very needless errors committed sometimes , and if they were advised on some/ a lot of them, I really have no explanation for that. I guess my only thought on the end result of a 1/32nd Thunder Flash/Streak, is whatever we get, and with whatever errors it may or may not have, it will be leaps and bounds better than the previous IM 1/32nd Thunder Flash/Streaks.
  29. 1 point
    Pascal

    Idea for new LSP kit - Black Hornet

    I just imagine a couple of 1/32 black hornets on my workbench... pretty sure the misses is gonna ask me : "Are you building insects now ?"
  30. 1 point
    Looks close enough to me!
  31. 1 point
    LSP_K2

    Make the others jealous

    Very nice indeed, Larry, and congrats again.
  32. 1 point
    LSP_Kevin

    Special Hobby Tempest V

    Excellent masking and painting, Rick! Kev
  33. 1 point
  34. 1 point
    A-10LOADER

    1:18 Hobbyboss AV-8B Harrier

    Very nice Patrick, wow !! Steve
  35. 1 point
    And here I sit patting myself on the back for scratch building a wooden ladder. Fascinating and wonderful work here.
  36. 1 point
    DONG

    Best kit for F-14D and F-4S

    If your still wanting to do VMFA-531 your only choice is a B or N they didn't fly the S. I have GT Resins B/N conversion for the Tamiya kit and it's totally worth the cost. I'm building mine with CAM decals with NK tail codes and all over light gull grey. Don
  37. 1 point
    Rick K

    Special Hobby Tempest V

    Oh, I just cleared a hole in the mmiddle of my bench. Thanks Troy. Thanks Alain - That is the plan. Stay tuned. Cheers Richard. Masking and sales reports are very closely matched on my Loathe Meter.
  38. 1 point
    CATCplSlade

    Atlanta, Georgia

    I am 38 miles west of the ATL, but I only go to the HobbyTown in Kennesaw.
  39. 1 point
    Aerobat

    XB-42 Mixmaster? Any Plans Out There?

    Yes, stored at the USAF Museum in Dayton. " 43-50224 - in storage awaiting restoration in the Restoration Hangar at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio. The prototype was struck off charge[clarify] in 1949 and was given to the National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C., in whose care it remains although it has never been placed on display. The wings were removed for transport but have since been lost. In late 2010, the fuselage was transferred, along with the Douglas XB-43 Jetmaster, to the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio where they are awaiting restoration in the Restoration Hangars. Once completed, they will be displayed in the Museum's Experimental Aircraft Hangar.[7] " BTW One of the two jet powered XB-43s developed from the Mixmaster was stored in Washington by the Smithsonian for a long time before going to Dayton.
  40. 1 point
    Radders

    New HK Models Kit TBA @ US Nats!

    1/32nd He-177 would be epic.. But I would love a Maurader, Do-17/217,.... but if it's something like a B-29, all I can think of is making one into a Tu-4
  41. 1 point
    Thanks Tony and Kevin for your comments, today I've been doing some mixing paints to try to match my samples using Gunze Hobby Color Aqueous. in the first picture you can see both pure paints, on the right it is Gunze H417 "rlm 76" which is not a good match to my sample beside is Gunze H 314 (blue FS 35622 Israeli Kifir) straight out of the bottle, pretty close but misses a bit of blue tonality, I added a very small hint of pure blue, and 15% of white and finally got a decent representation of my sample ( some grime and dirt on the edge of my sample but can be seen but the center was fine sanded and cleaned) On the second picture it is my final mix, I used an old 1/32 "B" Mustang to do some spray test at least "B" Mustangs and 109's have some similar forms so, this for now, next I'll be spraying RLM 75 which I also got a good mix match for. cheers
  42. 1 point
    sandbagger

    Sopwith 'Swallow 1:32 scale

    Hi all, A few more changes required in the cockpit area. 1. Photographs show that the front decking panel had a cut-out on each side alongside the breech blocks of the Vicker's guns. These were filed out. Also the decking panel was filed for clearance around the base of the four cabane struts. 2. The 'Camel' had the main fuel tank behind the pilot's seat and an auxiliary fuel tank above it, which also acted as a wind break, preventing too much airflow entering the rear fuselage as causing pressurisation damage. The 'Swallow' has only one fuel filler cap access aperture in the rear decking panel, indicating there was no auxiliary fuel tank fitted there. As such there would have been a large opening for airflow to enter. As with Fokker aircraft, I assume there may have been a linen wind break fitted above and behind the pilot's head, so that's been added to the inside of the rear decking panel. 3. The pilot's foot boards in the 'Swallow' extended farther forward than those fitted in the 'Camels' and ended just to the rear and below the rudder bar. These were added using 0.5 mm thick plastic card. 4. The 'Camel' aileron control cables were attached to a control lever on the forward end of the control column torque tube. These cables were routed outboard into the lower wing. However the 'Swallow' control cables appear to have been attached to the control column then routed outboard and into box section covers on the pilot's foot boards. From there the cables were routed around pulleys then vertically up and out of the cockpit into the underside of the wing centre section. These box sections were made from scrape photo-etch sheet. Hopefully I be able to actually start painting soon, Mike
  43. 1 point
    Thano

    1/24 Hellcat (out o the box)

    Here it is, with the decal sheet as a color reference.
  44. 1 point
    Dave Williams

    New HK Models Kit TBA @ US Nats!

    For sure, it’s poor marketing, but the reality is that it likely won’t matter at all. When the kit is finally announced, it will get the same reaction as if it were announced last week. People will either be interested in the kit or they won’t. I can’t imagine anyone saying that they would have been interested in the kit, but not now since HK let me down by not announcing at the Nats like they promised.
  45. 1 point
    Tony T

    New HK Models Kit TBA @ US Nats!

    1/32 Ww2, probably Axis. NOT P-51B, Ju-52 or Phantom. But Phantom F-4K/M likely to be out 1st or 2nd Quarter next year. Hope I get to see it. That's all the info I need. Unfortunately my own and others' fishing expeditions were thwarted by diversionary smoke. Tony
  46. 1 point
    aircare84

    Chattanooga 2019 convention

    The Best of Show was 'Eagle Deconstructed'. Appeared to be a scratch build of the Eagle Lunar Lander with sections removed to display the inner details. Quite an impressive build. Don't think I had any photos.
  47. 1 point
    mozart

    Relic Plywood pieces from a BF-109 G10

    ......but not great lighting conditions for good photography, especially where the Bf109 is hanging!
  48. 1 point
    R Palimaka

    Special Hobby Tempest V

    Superb work on that kit! What a beautiful aircraft, and you're doing a splendid job. Thanks also for the comparison photos of the kit nose/Barracuda nose. They make the difference in accuracy very clear and visible. Richard PS: I hate masking too!!
  49. 1 point
    Thanks Tim. That does give me some time to get finances together, as Im not a huge fan of the Flash, but really love the Streak.
  50. 1 point
    Rick K

    Special Hobby Tempest V

    As I was wrapped up work on the kit nose Barracuda released their nose correction set. I promptly ordered mine. I was the 1st Tempest correction set shipped. Roy can confirm. Yes, this build has been on the SOD for quite awhile. There has already been a review of this set so I'll be succinct. It's a beauty and it's 98% plug n play. Minor seam work required. Beautifully cast set with all the goodies. Even tools to properly mount prop blades at correct pitch. The casting plug is significant and I highly recommend studying Roy's recommendation on plug removal. Wearing my ventilator I placed a damp towel on table and grinded away the plug. The damp towel keeps dust from making a big mess on my bench. After grinding I take my razor saw and carefully remove remains of resin block. A sanding stick smooths out the nose. Drill for the prop backplate and clean the radiator scoop. Test fit and it looks good.
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