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  1. Hi folks been a while - it's got to a really tough bit of the build... that is really interesting & a bit worrying Kevin ... I guess I will just have to see what happens - the etch is nickel silver so i guess they may react one day - fingers crossed I get lucky so, what's been happening... I got the cockpit pod assembled in a jig and got it in the airframe... ..the external sidewalls of the fuselage have also been added & faired in.. ..I wanted to get the rear window area sorte
    12 points
  2. Fenous

    Hasegawa A6M5c Type 52

    Finale: Build thread here:
    7 points
  3. Thanks for the interest Gent's, but don't worry, it's just that I wanted to finish the Arado diorama for Kevin and the skeletal Fokker before AROS in three weeks time. Then I will be back full time on the Aeromarine, in fact I can't wait to get back at it! Cheers: Kent
    6 points
  4. OK, so I guess many of you, especially from the States, already have had this 'experience'. But being a bit sidelined here in Scandinavia, getting a close encounter with a real living 4 engine bomber, is a rare treat. On friday, B-17G 'Sally B' flew in from Duxford to be part of this years Danish Airshow and of course I had to come and meet 'her'. Please bear with me, I just had to share this truly awesome experience! Engine startup, wow what a sound! Nice atmospher
    5 points
  5. I'm using Hasegawa's fuselage since the dihedral angle is a bit low so I donated the Revell wings and after some cirugy for the landing gears finally it worked, Cockpit is almost done, needs some touches up here and there, aires resin with Airscale instrument decals were used, fuselage rivets are also done although not showing in all these pics yet, an Erla model wearing their usual factory camo with sawteeth on the wings and round mottling on the fuselage, also looks like it has been extra mottled in the field. Recently I acquired some wood 109 relics which will be using as ref
    5 points
  6. Gisbod

    1/24 Airfix F6F-5 Hellcat

    Thanks, perhaps you could contact Airfix and get them to send cash - that would be great I wasn’t a Hellcat fan either, I just got the kit as a sample - but it’s totally grown on me, I’ve really enjoyed it. I didn’t fancy the dark blue finish either but it looks great on this size model. The stressed skin really gives the uniform finish some interest! I got the masks today from Top Notch and have just finished painting the markings. They are great and really easy to use as there’s only one colour to mask. Guy In progre
    5 points
  7. Thanks Terry, You know between this and the Desert Rat, I'm not sure who'll be finished first the way I'm going! Anyway, back home after 6 weeks in the States, I've found some time finally to get some runs on the board with the C..... First up was the rudder pedals and centre pedestal, followed by the permanent fixing of the two rear seats in the cockpit. I really like the green I ended up with Then, in a change of direction I decided to get done something I've been procrastinating about for a while - the nose windows. I covered the interior o
    5 points
  8. Something with a Polish accent this time. F-105D Polish Glider Set: Trumpeter 1:32 scale, model made as always straight from the box. The model is not simple to build.
    4 points
  9. In keeping with the current trend of companies announcing kits after deciding to start designing the CAD , AFTER THEY HAVE COMPLETED THE LAST 2 KITS THEY ANNOUNCED 5 YEARS AGO , and companies generally announcing vapourware, i thought i would announce the new kits my company will be releasing, after i form the company, which will require me winning 5 million quid on the lottery.. 1 year after i win the lottery and form my new company i will release in 1/24 Sea Fury Swordfish Corsair In 1/32, Invader marauder Stirling any
    4 points
  10. Hi all, After Lope's Hope P-40N dragged on for months, I needed a true Mojo kit. This was it! This is the weekend edition Spitfire from Eduard. It build up wonderfully right from the box. The only complaint is that I had no seat belts of any kind (so I posed the canopy closed). There were a lot of fiddly little parts...but everything fit together like a Swiss watch. I must say it was about 8 weeks of model building joy. Rock on Eduard! It got entered in the IPMS Nationals last weekend but the competition was fierce. It was my first use of Mis
    4 points
  11. Hi people ! This is my next project , “The Duke” I’ll be using this Tamiya 1/32 scale very well know kit , a classic , that in my opinion could have some update since it debut , for example , the first generation design of the main landing gear wheels , a “ redesign “ of the cockpit .. but it is just a point of view … My objective in this work will be to hone my skills in weathering technics , this is why I choose this specific jet . .. some colleagues on the net have done amazing work, as a result there are very realistic models .. so , cu
    4 points
  12. Hi all, I'm currently working on the internal rigging. Here's the flight controls consisting 'Gaspatch' 1:48th scale turnbuckles (Type A and C), 0.4 mm diameter Nickel-Silver tube and 'Stroft' 0.08 mm diameter mono-filament. The rudder bar was drill with 0.2 mm diameter holes to secure the four rudder lines using 0.125 mm diameter copper wire. The elevator pulleys were also drilled through to accept the elevator line. A short piece of tube was secured to the control column to act as the attachment for the elevator forward cables. The floor under the pilots foot boards has cross-bra
    4 points
  13. Rick K

    Special Hobby Tempest V

    While the gloss cures I'll work on the Prop. Roy 's Prop Assembly Jig is brilliant on many levels. The measure for 4' yellow tip is accurate. To assist in masking the tip I extended the tip color break just beyond the blade outline. I primed each blade with Gunze 1500 Black then applied a shot of light grey (to decrease yellow paint build up) on the tip area followed by yellow. After paint cure I placed each prop on the jig and carefully placed tape at the 4" mark. Each blade gets a coat of MRP77 NATO Black.
    4 points
  14. hello all, Juggernut I will post how I made it, hopefully you will benefit from it. I do not have any photo reference how I made the vegitable locker, but I do have photo's regarding build main mast. into place on vehicle deck main mast dry fitted with radar on top, radar is by Italeri from the PT conversion set I made the yardarm , main mast in the back, with a working platform in between the eyes in the yardarm are made with a drill, insert a thin wire and than drill thickness of the drill is 0.9mm, this will be also the dia
    4 points
  15. vvwse4

    Bristol Beaufighter

    Still working on the Beaufighter. The interieur is finished. Or I am finished with it which is closer to the truth. Made the observers seat and some instruments. The ammo boxes are covered with thissue soaked in white glue. I saw pictures of zipped ammo boxes which allowed me to get an easy escape from a potentional big problem. Tossed in some lines and cables ad voila that should do the trick. 110_6242 by Rick Martens, on Flickr 110_6244 by Rick Martens, on Flickr 110_6243 by Rick Martens, on Flickr 110_6248 by Rick Martens, on Flickr
    3 points
  16. hello all, made an other platform this time for the warninglights, just under the radardome the disks to make the warninglights, thickness 0,5 mm radius 2x5mm, 6x4mm, 1x3mm, 1x1mm, 2 of the 4mm are glued onto each other this is the end result making of the watertight doors, cut 2 sheets of plastic 0,5mm in thickness, 40mm x 20mm and 38mm x 18mm, draw some round cornersin the corners roughly cut of the corners and sand , one side sanded first glue the smaller one, on top of that glue the larger door, it will gave the impression the do
    3 points
  17. Rick K

    Special Hobby Tempest V

    National markings, sn and codes painted. Time to apply gloss. I've tried many gloss varnishes and I'm frequently trying others. Thing is I always keep coming back to Tamiya x22 gloss. I mix 1:1 ratio with Gunze Mr. Leveling Thinner (MLT). The results are always consistent. I also get to use my new Creos Procon Boy PS290 .5mm airbrush with fan tip. This is my new full coverage primer and varnish weapon. Love the nice wide spray pattern and great coverage. Was not sure about using a trigger airbrush. For full coverage this is the bees knees.
    3 points
  18. I'd prefer to see a Dora than another A8.
    3 points
  19. Tony T

    New kit releases

    I'm at the same stage of development with my own future company called "hope to buy before you die" At the forefront is a family of J.35 Drakens, Su-15 Flagons and E E Lightnings. And each will come with a free Scotch single malt miniature, cigar and bite size Mars bar. Tony
    3 points
  20. Thanks for the vote of confidence Brian I'm back on the bench. Actually I never was away because I had the chance to initiate a kid to aircrfat modelling during the holidays We built a 1/48 F4U-7 Corsair together in two weeks and I think/hope he might be hooked To progress with the Mk IX conversion, I needed first to progress with the Tamiya spitfire model i'm building as well. I wanted to check the position of the intake under the engine. It seems that Heritage model positionning is quite matching the tamiya design which is good enough for
    3 points
  21. Hello everyone, time to build this 109 up, going to represent this one: Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6/Late "Gustav" "Double Chevron" II./JG 3 "Udet" Schiphol, Netherlands, November 1943 Major Kurt-Werner Brändle Kurt-Werner Brändle (19 January 1912 – 3 November 1943) was a German Luftwaffe military aviator during World War II, a fighter ace credited with 180 enemy aircraft shot down in over 700 combat missions. The majority of his victories - 155 - were claimed over the Eastern Front. he was killed in action west of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
    2 points
  22. a bit too early for this but what about a Beaufighter? (I would like to see it as new 1:32 tool as well)
    2 points
  23. 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 emai
    2 points
  24. Late variant Spitfire Mk. 22 or 24! Rick
    2 points
  25. Koolhoven Fk-58, for sure.
    2 points
  26. All our jets got that dirty in AirWing FIVE. We were busy, but I do remember no-fly, all hand scrub down days. My first scrubdown was me and the Skipper on one particular jet in shorts, cranial and eye protection with scrub pads as the brown shirt kept telling us we missed a spot. A spotty, dirty, touched up bird meant it flew a lot, and birds that flew a lot were better with higher mission capability rates than the hangar queens that were clean. Just adding a little context. Collin VS-21/CVW-5 ‘95-‘99
    2 points
  27. Quite truthfully we could do with A1 to A7 and Dora series.
    2 points
  28. Lothar

    Mr. Color lacquer tips?

    I use exclusively levelling thinner for all Gunze paints, that includes their acrylic paints as well. Agreed, it's not very cheap (at least overhere in Germany) but it's the best thinner I have used so far. It even worked with like 10 year old AeraoMaster paint To clean the airbrush after a painting session, I use their regular Mr. Colour Thinner 400 which is a bit cheaper. Lothar
    2 points
  29. The speed build has not been that speedy of late due to some personal issues but I am pushing through! I had a decal disaster with the large wing crosses but Eric G came through with some custom masks which worked out great!! Thanks Eric!! I then gave the model a wash with Mig neutral wash then applied the camouflage overspray using Wingnuts recommended mix of 50/50 flat varnish and XF 65. I will let the pictures do the talking from here! Thanks for looking in as always!!
    2 points
  30. http://reedoak.com/#!/1-24/c/19060022/offset=0&sort=normal
    2 points
  31. Here is an article by Paul Gillan on building an Aussie Hornet, http://www.clubhyper.com/reference/raafhornetpg_1.htm Cheer's, Jeff.
    2 points
  32. RAAF A and B Hornets has the catapult launching bar deleted from the nose landing gear for the first twenty years of their lives. Nosewheel shimmy on landing lead to the installation of a weighted surrogate. Below is a good snapshot of the fleet in 2003. http://www.clubhyper.com/reference/opfalconerhornetskb_1a.htm
    2 points
  33. Thank you guys! I really appreciate all your kind words. Thanks Mark. Regarding the color I was trying to get some blueish engine grey. I mixed Mr. Color 306 Gray and Mr Color 72 Intermediate blue in ratio around 3/1 and lightened with few drops of white. I was trying to get similar color as onthis picture Brian, Kent, thanks a lot for your words. I was just trying to make it as good as possbile but honestly the ignition ring and cables are the poorest parts of my engines. Ignition ring supplied in kti was not the best part and required
    2 points
  34. There are various stories about why that was, but one of them is that "Hell" was considered an inappropriate word to be publicized on a war bond tour. Memphis Belle's name and nose art were considered to be more appropriate. America was founded by puritans and that sentiment hasn't changed much since.
    2 points
  35. Dont care, im a millionare making kits i want , the bi product is i will make them available to others..... reminds me of someone else actually....
    2 points
  36. Radub

    TELFORD 2019

    BoJo? ;-) Radu
    2 points
  37. You guys and your giant planes! I'll take this:
    2 points
  38. Yes another historically important type widely used. The Ca4 had a wingspan slightly bigger than the Felixstowe! Ca3 (above) and 5 about 75cm Wingspan
    2 points
  39. In way, the kit is done, just the landing lights and small details to finish. So before posting to the RFI the fully finished images, here's the kit wheels down. I painted the scalloped quarters in interior green to give it a little color. Now just need to do a good photography session for this!
    2 points
  40. There was another famous flight in 1919 involving a Vimy: https://www.greatairrace.com.au/history/ The air race had other types such as a Blackburn Kangaroo, which might also make a nice kit: But 2 Handley Pages!..those folding wings solve part of the problem of how to store or display the beast...and adds interest to a boxy looking rear end
    2 points
  41. 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
    2 points
  42. The extra exhaust's are now done and I have started working on the Liberty Engines... The plastic between the cylinders, was removed before assembly. Kent
    2 points
  43. Love how your handling the finish. It really sets off that surface effect!
    1 point
  44. Thank you! These tanks are a solid base to detail from, even though they do have their flaws. I have been experimenting with primers to find one I like. I am currently using Alclad’s Grey Microfiller Primer, but I have some MRP primers to try next. I am about halfway through assembling the kit tracks which is a very long and monotonous task! I may got for a metal track set though as there are some great ones made for the RC kits in this scale.
    1 point
  45. Signature on it still looks like Anderson. You know it’s a slow news day when folks are complaining about the background of a box art image and the kit is a year away from release...
    1 point
  46. A test fit of the engine to the airframe shows (as usual) a very precise and excellent fit (in spite of my workmanship) I hope the great fit of this kits parts continues
    1 point
  47. Just amazing,! Regards. Andy
    1 point
  48. Peter The seatbelts are perfect. Of course, as is everything about your build.........might want to thin those leading and trailing edges...they look a bit thick. Cheers, D.B.
    1 point
  49. Took the 'plunge' this morning - Butterflies in my stomach though... Cutting up this beautiful model - Wasn't easy... 1 foot or ca.10 mm's will be added to the wings + 10 mm's to the forward section and 10 mm's to the rear section. Makes 30 mm's in total. The F-5-L was 3 feet longer. I really hope I got it right, cutting it in the right places. Guess we'll see... It's really a sorry sight though, no way back now, that's for sure - Time to start putting things back together again... I'm thinking the bes
    1 point
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