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  1. 4 points
    Markjames1968

    New kit releases

    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 anyway, something for you to look forward too, ................they should be out sometime before a few of the current in development kits.......
  2. 2 points
    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! FLP-001 N/A EA-6B Profile Photo CD $15.00 In Stock FLP-002 N/A AV-8B Profile Photo CD $15.00 In Stock FLP-003 N/A CH-53E Profile Photo CD $15.00 In Stock FLP-004 N/A CH-46E Profile Photo CD $15.00 In Stock FLP-005 N/A AH-1W Profile Photo CD $15.00 In Stock FLP-006 N/A UH-1N Profile Photo CD $15.00 In Stock FLP-007 N/A V-22 Profile Photo CD $15.00 In Stock FLV48001 1/48 F-16C Fuselage plates for Kinetic/Hasegawa/Tamiya Vinyl Detail $5.00 In Stock FLV48002 1/48 F/A-18A Tail plates for Kinetic/Hasegawa Vinyl Detail $5.00 In Stock FLV48003 1/48 AV-8B Canopy Det Cord for Hasegawa Vinyl Detail $5.00 In Stock FLV48004 1/48 AH-1Z TSS Windows for Kittyhawk Vinyl Detail (holographic) $5.00 In Stock NEW! FLV48005 1/48 AN/AAS-38 & AN/ASQ-173 windows for F/A-18 Vinyl Detail (holographic) $5.00 In Stock NEW! FLV48006 1/48 AN/AAQ-13 and 14 LANTIRN pod windows Vinyl Detail (holographic) $5.00 In Stock NEW! FLV48007 1/48 AN/AAQ-28 LITENING Pod windows Vinyl Detail (holographic) $5.00 In Stock NEW! FLV48008 1/48 F-4E/G/S/J(UK) Belly Strap Vinyl Detail $5.00 In Stock NEW! FLV32001 1/32 F-16C Fuselage plates for Academy/Hasegawa/Tamiya Vinyl Detail $5.00 In Stock FLV32002 1/32 F/A-18A Tail plates for Academy Vinyl Detail $5.00 In Stock FLV32003 1/32 AV-8B Canopy Det Cord for Trumpeter Vinyl Detail $5.00 In Stock FLV32004 1/32 AN/AAQ-28 LITENING Pod windows for Brassin pod Holographic Vinyl $5.00 In Stock NEW! FLV32005 1/32 AN/AAS-38 & AN/ASQ-173 windows for F/A-18 Holographic Vinyl $5.00 In Stock NEW! FLV32006 1/32 AN/AAQ-13 and 14 LANTIRN pod windows Holographic Vinyl $5.00 In Stock NEW! FLV72001 1/72 F-16C Fuselage plates for Revell/Tamiya/Hasegawa Vinyl Detail $5.00 In Stock FLV72002 1/72 F/A-18A Tail plates for Academy Vinyl Detail $5.00 In Stock FLV72003 1/72 F-4E/F/G/S/J(UK) Belly Strap Vinyl Detail $5.00 In Stock FLV35001 1/35 TSS Infra Red Window Decal (holographic vinyl) Vinyl Detail $5.00 In Stock NEW! 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! FLM48-20 1/48 F/A-18B/D canopy wheel mask for Hasegawa Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock NEW! FLM48-21 1/48 F/A-18E canopy wheek mask for Revell Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock NEW! FLM48-22 1/48 F/A-18F canopy wheel mask for Revell Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock NEW! FLM48-23 1/48 F/A-18E canopy wheek mask for Hasegawa Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock NEW! FLM48-24 1/48 F/A-18F canopy wheel mask for Hasegawa Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock NEW! FLM48-25 1/48 F/A-18D ATARS canopy/wheel mask for Kinetic Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock NEW! FLM48-26 1/48 UH-1N canopy mask for Kittyhawk Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock NEW! FLM48-31 1/48 GBU-31 for Academy F-15E/I kit Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock NEW! FLM32-1 1/32 A-4E/F canopy wheel mask for Hasegawa Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock FLM32-2 1/32 TA-4J canopy wheel mask for Hasegawa Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock FLM32-3 1/32 OA-4M canopy wheel mask for Hasegawa Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock FLM32-4 1/32 A-4E/F canopy wheel mask for Trumpeter Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock FLM32-5 1/32 A-4M canopy wheel mask for Trumpeter Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock FLM32-6 1/32 F-8E/J canopy wheel mask for Trumpeter Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock FLM32-7 1/32 F-8C Canopy/wheel mask for Fisher conversion Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock NEW! FLM32-8 1/32 RF-8A/G Canopy/wheel mask for Fisher conversion Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock NEW! FLM32-9 1/32 A-1E/AD-5 Canopy/wheel mask for Fisher conversion Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock NEW! FLM32-10 1/32 A-1H/J canopy wheel mask for Zoukei-Mura Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock NEW! FLM32-11 1/32 A-1H/J canopy wheel mask for Trumpeter Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock NEW! FLM32-12 1/32 AV-8B Canopy/wheel mask for Trumpeter Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock NEW! FLM32-13 1/32 Mk-84 GBU-31 JDAM mask for Academy F-16 kits Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock NEW! FLM32-14 1/32 Mk-84 GBU-31 JDAM mask for Academy F/A-18 kits Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock NEW! FLM32-15 1/32 Mk-84 GBU-31 JDAM mask for Tamiya F-16 and F-15E Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock NEW! FLM32-16 1/32 BLU-109 GBU-31 JDAM mask for Academy F-16D/I kits Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock NEW! FLM32-17 1/32 GBU-32 mask for Wolfpack Design Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock NEW! FLM32-18 1/32 F-16D/I canopy/wheel mask for Academy Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock NEW! FLM32-19 1/32 A-6A Intruder canopy/wheel mask for Trumpeter Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock NEW! FLM32-20 1/32 A-6E Intruder canopy/wheel mask for Trumpeter Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock NEW! FLM32-21 1/32 A-7D/E canopy/wheel mask for Trumpeter Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock NEW! FLM32-22 1/32 A-10A canopy/wheel mask for Trumpeter Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock NEW! FLM32-23 1/32 F/A-18A/C canopy/wheel mask for Academy Vinyl Mask $5.00 In Stock NEW! 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!
  3. 2 points
    Pup7309

    The next WNW kit..? 3 wishes...

    Yes another historically important type widely used. The Ca4 had a wingspan slightly bigger than the Felixstowe! Ca3 (above) and 5 about 75cm Wingspan
  4. 2 points
    docdodj01

    1/32 P-40F Pumphrey Pin up

    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!
  5. 2 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
  6. 1 point
    So this will be my contribution to the 'Multi Engine' anniversary GB. I will attempt to convert the Wingnut Wings Felixstowe F.2a flying boat into one of the first real passenger/airways aeroplanes. The Aeromarine 75 were surplus US Navy Curtiss F-5-L flying boats from WWI, which were converted into carrying passengers. The original company 'Aeromarine West Indies Airways', was one of the first international airlines in the United States. Aeromarine began operating flying boats in 1920, transporting passengers, mail, and freight from the United States mainland to the Bahamas and Cuba. In 1922, Aeromarine began transporting passengers from New York to Cuba, on a two-day trip nicknamed the "Highball Express" This nickname was earned, because many of the passengers were trafficking in alcohol, which was illegal during Prohibition (1920-1933) Aeromarine 75 'Santa Maria' in Havana Harbor. 'Santa Maria' in New York. For the first time I'm not at all sure whether it will be possible to complete this challenge. The amount of conversion involved is humongous... The Wingnut Wing Felixtowe kit, + extra wing sprue's... Two Wingnut Wings Liberty engine sprue's to replace the Roll Royce Eagle engines... Gaspatch turnbuckles and HGW seatbelts (I'm not yet sure if they were used in US flying boats?) The plan of the fuselage I've been working on, to get my head around the interior layout of the extended hull... Well it's out there now, no way back from this... Happy modelling y'all: Kent
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  8. 1 point
    Fliegerhorst Grove - May 1945. Arado Ar 234B-2 'Fernaufklärer' (Photo reconnaissance) Arado Ar 234B-2, (Wk. Nr. 140467), 8H+BH 1(F)/33, This Aircraft was flown by Oberleutnant Ulrich Planck on one of the last recon- naissance missions over British territory on 4th April 1945. This was almost certainly the last Luftwaffe mission over East Yorkshire, possibly over the British mainland at all, in World War II. As the Germans retreated in the final days of WW2, the Arado's of 1(F)/33) were relocated from Wittmundhafen to Schleswig. On 4th May 1945 Lt. Planck flew 8H+BH from Schleswig to 'Fliegerhorst Grove'. At 8.35pm on May 4th 1945 the German troops in the Netherlands, northwest Germany and Denmark surrendered. On 5th of May Lt. Planck departed from Grove to Stavanger-Sola (Norway) in Arado Ar 234B-2 8H+DH. German forces in Norway didn't capitulate before 8/9 May 1945. 8H+BH was captured at Grove by British troops in May 1945. Fly Models Arado Ar 234 B-2, Revell German Truck Type 2,5-32, Zoukei-Mura Power Supply Cart + various figures and bicycle. Jumo engines from Trumpeter Me 262 kit. Scratch built 'Portalkran', cameras
  9. 1 point
    Pastor John

    AIMS 32D017 Fw 190 A-8/R2 decals

    Hi everyone, a small budget sheet for the 1/32 Revell Fw 190 A-8/R2 as I had some space left on another decal sheet I needed to fill. Enjoy. Should be available by end of September
  10. 1 point
    A Chipmunk for me too please! Cheers: Kent
  11. 1 point
    Bstarr3

    Tamiya 1/32 Spitfire MkVIII

    I was surprised how well taken care of the seams were by the time I got my primer coat on. Only a very little remedial sanding was necessary to remove some excess filler. I have always used Badger Stynylrez for my primer. It sprays ok straight out of the bottle, but I have had much more success recently by adding some Vallejo airbrush flow improver and a couple drops of Mission Models thinner. It levels very well sprayed on thick, but it is just perfect if you thin it a little bit. So after a nice smooth coat of black primer, on with the medium sea grey marble coat. Applied with my new toy! Love the H&S, and love the Grex MAC valve. It's really nice not having to get under the table and mess with the pressure at the compressor. Also really nice is that you can vary the pressure at the trigger with the H&S. I would not say I can do it in any sort of reproducible way, and the MAC valve is still my primary way of adjusting air pressure, but you can get some variation. I think I ended up over blending. I applied my first blend coat, then did some post-shading, then another blend coat. Since MRP goes on so thin anyway, I didn't thin it, and it washed out all my detail. It looks better than the picture shows, which I tried to capture with the second photo, but still not exactly how I would have wanted it. For the camo, I'm going to thin my blend coats and see how that goes.
  12. 1 point
    In montreal Udisco is the place. I havent been there in a long time but im pretty sure its still the best. Udisco Ltd. Decarie Blvd, Montreal, QC H3X 2H5 (514) 481-8107 https://maps.app.goo.gl/ZevpWE3AbZFu8ssP7 There is also hobby junction that is small but carries tons of good stuff Hobby Jonction Express 1761 Cardinal Ave, Dorval, QC H9P 2W4 (514) 631-3504 https://maps.app.goo.gl/yBMd2PoHGVsj1QrW7
  13. 1 point
    Breaker

    Revell RAF Tornado GR1 - Op Granby

    Back end is now all together. I've decided to fix the wings in place as it'll allow me to sort the wing seals out properly and not worry about damaging them as i go. With it being Op. Granby as well, it's all one colour so easy enough to paint. Couldn't resist mocking it up with all the sub-assemblies in place either!
  14. 1 point
    Pup7309

    The next WNW kit..? 3 wishes...

    Or FF 33: Both this and Be2 were widely used in WW1 and you’d have to say they will come out...
  15. 1 point
    Pete Roberts

    LS Australian Service F/A 18A/B

    Ok, looks like several options for exhausts, but all pretty scarce. Sierra Hotel, Black Box, Mk 1, Lion Roar and Eduard have all done exhausts in 1/32 for the Hornet, either as a resin part or photo etch. (And Aires) Just secured a Black Box set so one very happy camper, but may also get the Eduard set - anyone had any experience with the Eduard set? Thanks again for a great thread. PR
  16. 1 point
    Pete Roberts

    LS Australian Service F/A 18A/B

    Great news about the undercarriage. I have an Avionix cockpit set coming my way- more good news there. Thanks for the heads up Rog. And D mold for the intakes. They look brilliant, especially like the split on the line of different colours. Now its just the exhausts. Looks like Eduard may have to come to the rescue here but not overly keen about bending etch.... Oh well. PR
  17. 1 point
    Gisbod

    1/24 Hellcat (out o the box)

    Nice work Chris The fit tolerance is zero isn’t it? Everywhere. I dry fitted the engine - it just popped into place, then I had a total struggle getting it off.. should be fine though with a light sand. Guy
  18. 1 point
    chrish

    1/24 Hellcat (out o the box)

    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
  19. 1 point
    Good news! I've just spoken with Robin, and he's just coming out the other side of a number of personal and health issues, but is OK. He's also completely remastered the Chipmunk kit, and plans to produce both British and Canadian versions, accommodating for the various differences. The canopies will be in clear resin, and Robin sent me some of photos to illustrate: At this stage, Robin thinks the kits will be ready some time later this year. He also noted that the one I have (and the subject of the review posted in this thread) is the only one ever produced from the original moulds, so it's a bit unique! I'm still gonna build it, though. Kev
  20. 1 point
    Royboy

    1/32 special hobby future releases

    They seem to have dropped off the radar! Same thing with Fly? SAAB Tunnan anyone? So where are all of the projects that should have been with us two or three years ago? Perhaps they know something we don't????
  21. 1 point
    Radub

    New HK Models Kit TBA @ US Nats!

    Getting close to "lock the thread?" Radu
  22. 1 point
    europapete

    WNW HP 0/100/400 duellist set?

    how about a duellist with the Dr1, and replicate the original Airfix box painting?
  23. 1 point
    Shoggz

    TELFORD 2019

    You should all come! What a great get together that would be on the LSP stand...
  24. 1 point
    richdlc

    1/18 P51C Mustang "Lopes Hope the 3rd"

    a certain dictator once described Willy Messerschmitt as having the skull of a genius. He clearly hadn't met you at that point!
  25. 1 point
    seiran01

    Wingnut's Floating Gotha

    Just a quick Gotha UWD update as I had a moment to redo the floats. Will add a bit of streaky clear smoke over the dark wooden areas still, but you get the idea of the effect I’m going for on the bitumous tar-covered floats and tail area of the plane. Green will still be repainted after a few fixes of sanding I missed.
  26. 1 point
    Ryan

    TELFORD 2019

    Heading back in 2020 if all works out.
  27. 1 point
    Ryan

    TELFORD 2019

    Went a couple of years ago, it is quite a show. There are marked differences in that show and US types approaching that size. The weather was a bit chilly, but no big deal.
  28. 1 point
    Not withstanding any stupid mistakes on their part that could have been avoided, Id say their line has been pretty non-standard, with an OV-10, T-28, T6, Saber Dog, F/RF-84, F-5 and OS2U. Actually Id say other than the Fw-190 and possibly the F-5, Id say they really havnt produced an of the "usual suspects" in 32nd.
  29. 1 point
    This is a very good, often forgotten point.
  30. 1 point
    Fantastic work, Jan! Kev
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  32. 1 point
    Finally back again at the bench after 4 months. in past 2 weeks I was able to work on engines. I really like details provided in the kit, however I went extra mile to make the front part which will be visible as detailed as possible main parts glued together exhausts painted decent wash applied final results, quite happy wit the outcome thanks for looking jan
  33. 1 point
    Rick K

    Special Hobby Tempest V

    This build will represent the mount of RNZAF ace (20+ kills) Wing Commander Evan Mackie late May 1945. I chose this scheme for several reasons. I have a few Kiwi modeling friends. The scheme is absent of DDay stripes, small fuselage codes and absence of any ordnance will show the beautiful lines of the Tempest. Masking serial number and fuselage codes. Using Maketar masks and MRP NATO black the serial numbers are added. It's always special when I spot a seam well into the final finishing stages. Fuselage codes Mackie's initials are MRP Sky. On Deck - Gloss, stencil decals more gloss and weathering.
  34. 1 point
    John1

    Forgotten War Mustang

    Thanks Richard. To be honest, it kind of looks like crap right now but I guess that's kind of the point. I do think it will look much better when I get those decals on and add the remaining fittings. Here's the port sidewall. A few more parts added and a bit more painting done. I'm using the Barracuda resin throttle assembly. Haven't glued on the throttle handle yet, it's much too fragile. Not sure how Barracuda manages to cast such fine resin bits, it's very impressive. Thanks for looking...
  35. 1 point
    coogrfan

    Make the others jealous

    So, this arrived yesterday...
  36. 1 point
    Rick K

    Special Hobby Tempest V

    MRP110 Dark Green. Hard to show up on the black base. It really is marbled! Look close.
  37. 1 point
    hello all, Some more work done with fairlead placed next I started on the bow ramp enjoy, Rammstein
  38. 1 point
    Great catch. That's why you're the master builder, and I've still got glue on my fingers. Matt
  39. 1 point
    I succeeded in finding something else to work on, postponing the inevitable... The petrol tanks of the F-5-L are not round like the ones one the F.2a, I guess the extra foot of distance between the spars was used to increase the size of the tanks. The horizontal tank... To get the right shape of the tanks, a 'core' was made from sheet styrene. The outer skin is made from thick aluminium sheeting. The new tanks ready to be installed, with some subtle 'denting' of the tanks... A larger wooden 'bridge' was also scratched. Now I have to become a little creative. I have to figure out how to arrange the fuel piping on the Aeromarine, since the cockpit is sitting right on top of the tanks... Cheers: Kent
  40. 1 point
    The last couple of days I've been working on the interior wood. The task is to imitate the mahogany interior panels... I haven't done wood grain on a larger scale before. I had the idea of using Radu's stencils to give the large interior surfaces a basic wooden structure with acrylics. When dry, I continued with three different shades of oil colors... With this technique it does not take long before all the interior walls had become 'wooden'. The famous blue carpets of the Aeromarine's was done using several blue grey 'mixtures'. Masking tape is off... I think it resembles a wooden 'cigar box' a bit, but I'm quite happy with the result. Cheers: Kent
  41. 1 point
    Hour's of work later... The superstructure parts are coming together... Inside the nose. Detailing of the front cabin. Cockpit and rear cabin. Front superstructure in place. Spend a lot of time to find a way of making the roof of the front cabin detachable... It's getting there... Cheers: Kent
  42. 1 point
    You Guy's are amazing! I'm really enjoying this build, thank you for sharing my enthusiasm! I'll leave you with the photo of the 'Highball Express' - I was 'sold' when I first saw this... Cheers: Kent
  43. 1 point
    Thank you Shawn. I'm sorry, but I got carried away working on the vacuum formed superstructure... Plug is sanded and polished, ready for the Vacuum forming... Rear part with the cockpit. Forward part. 1mm thick styrene sheet. Cutout of the two parts... Fitting... Can't believe it went that well with the superstructure, no test runs just two vac forms, cutting, sanding and it fits. I guess it's all of the trial and error of the Arado V6 build I'm benefitting from now... But this was very fun doing it and it's a huge milestone in my head. I think there's only critical part of the conversion remaining, the wings. Thanks for looking in: Kent
  44. 1 point
    Work on the wooden plug for the cabin roofing has begun... Cheers: Kent
  45. 1 point
    I received a nice thick envelope in the mail today. It was from the the Archive Division of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. Some time ago I asked them if they had any material relating to the Aeromarine 75 Flying Boats of the 'West Indies Airways'. I didn't get any response via mail, so I figured the were busy or didn't have anything. So it was nice to get these documents from 1920, regarding the conversion of the US Navy F5L's into Aeromarine Airliners . Among the papers are some very detailed descriptions of what was changed, additional equipment, escape hatches and the like... Even descriptions of the layout of seats and materials used for the interior conversion... NICE! Thank you Smithsonian!!! This is just great stuff... Cheers: Kent
  46. 1 point
    Decided to work on the porthole glass, inserting these between the outer hull and the interior paneling... Next up, is beginning to piece the fuselage halves together again... It went pretty smooth I must say, just had to keep an eye on the different 'lines' of the hull, trying to line up everything correctly. Resembles 'Frankensteins monster' a bit, patchwork of main parts... Dryfitting the bulkheads... The front passenger cabin with room for 6 passengers... I'm happy this is over with, now I have to clean up everything, I hope I will be able to disguise the 'patchwork'. Cheers: Kent
  47. 1 point
    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 best way would be to put it together as two fuselage halves and working on the interior from there, abandoning the 'box' idea a had initially? Cheers: Kent
  48. 1 point
    Shoggz

    TELFORD 2019

    Cosford, in my humble opinion, is actualy a more interesting visit than Hendon.. (Though I haven't been to Hendon since its refurbishment.)
  49. 1 point
    Telepatu

    TELFORD 2019

    Thanks, I had not realized that RAF Cosford is so close to Telford. I've been to the RAF museum in Colindale and it has been well worth the trip. This makes the trip even more enticing. Br, Jani
  50. 1 point
    Phartycr0c

    TELFORD 2019

    Jani Yes The Mighty Wolves play at the Molineux football ground in Wolverhampton. Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton are connected by the railway line that runs through telford with regular good rail connections. Shrewsbury is a really nice town full of culture and good pubs. One other consideration is two stations down from Telford in the Wolverhampton direction is Cosford and its free RAF museum a really short walk from the station, and its free!
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