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  1. I am sadly stuck with my MH-53E at the moment - I haven't found a source selling litho plate for a reasonable price over here in Europe (buying it in the US would mean very high shipping cost), so I have to build something else. The choice fell upon the project which lost out to the MH-53E when I had to decide what to built earlier this year: an ERA-3B Skywarrior. I have a soft spot for electronic warfare aircraft and esoteric subjects, so the ERA-3B is just perfect as only 8 of them were built (converted from RA-3B). Two of them had the late CLE wing (BuNo 146446 and 146447); the
    9 points
  2. Silver Wings

    Suggestions?

    Hi Mike, All I can say is that we will stick to the 32 scale. We currently have two open projects, one German and one Japanese. Obviously we will be selecting some American subject to continue the line we started few years ago. S.
    7 points
  3. A lot has been written about Revell's 1/32 Spitfire IX, and no review can help itself and HAS to compare it to Tamiya's, a four times more expensive kit. Well I do love Tamiya's kits, but can't pass up on this cheap Spit. Hence, my first build on LSP. I switched to 1/32 a while ago because my eyes need bigger things It will be finished as one of these two, haven't decided yet but lean toward the bottom one with the larger roundels: Starting with the cockpit, I added a few tidbits to make it look a tad more interesting (and expensive )
    5 points
  4. Some progress. The instrument panel's raised details do not correspond to the decal at all. Shame. Probably the Mk.II panel in the kit. Both sidewalls with some dirtying-up. But the end-result is passable after a bit of weathering. I still have to add the gunsight and compass. Wing fit leaves something to be desired (could be me of course), especially the right hand side. Not exactly putty-territory.... From sprue I made a spreader with small metal wire protruding a tiny bit in to the receiving
    5 points
  5. OK, last update before work for 2 weeks... (I DID get quite a lot of modeling in, next time off won't be near as prolific, as life and work throws wrenches in those plans. Anyway, my Vinyl masks for invasion stripes worked remarkably well!! I am pleased as can be with these! Looks a bit dirty in the radiator exhaust area, but that is easy to clean up. Also using the gear doors as a mask turned out to work real well too! Next up will be some clean-up, then gloss. but in two weeks or so! Cheers Harald
    5 points
  6. Trak-Tor

    TELFORD 2019

    I'm glad you like the pictures. For the show, I have made a few rules for myself, based on my previous visits. 1st - Make a plan - what you want to see/visit/buy at home, before the show. 2nd - Make sure the plan travels with you. 3rd- Don't take out the camera on first day! 4th - As you don't really need any new kit to buy, don't go to the Kit Swap area and don't even try to browse through the hoards of kits around! 5th - Try to stick to the plan at least twice a day! Still, I'm sure I haven't seen everything that there was to see. And I know I haven't captur
    5 points
  7. Had a great day at Scale Model World yesterday and was very excited to get my hands on the new He-129 from Zoukei Mura, I have a few buids on the go at the moment but as ever couldn't help myself and got straight on with it, so first up the obligitary box shot. First impressions on looking at the box full of tan are very favourible with lots of nice crisp detail and minimal ejector pin marks in all the wrong places! My only grumble and a big one to be honest is only one scheme is available from the box but what a nice scheme it is, however the kit also only comes with
    4 points
  8. Wow, what a long time it's been since I posted on this! As late summer gave way to the beginning of the school year, I had less time for work on this project, and when I could get an hour, I never got around to setting up and taking in progress shots. The painting was done with MRP colors, black basing technique, and camo drawn freehand. After that I did a little post shading, decals, then oil weathering, with washes and filters. Wing root and leading edge chipping were done with a 3-0 brush and dark metallic grey and silver colors. Chipping/wear on the propeller was done by painting the w
    4 points
  9. glacier like progress: i have "toned down" the rivets on the fuselage with mr.surfacer and attached the wings
    4 points
  10. Would like to see this as a kit.
    4 points
  11. Back in the hobby room, in a bit of a fluff (a manly fluff though) because I lost the rear (GIB's) panel while working on the kit last night. I finally decided I could make my own with spares and bits and pieces and sheet plastic...then realized there were duplicate parts trees because the rear panel is on a external stores tree. Doh! Anyway, I was having fun so continued finishing my own piece using pictures found on the www. So here's a couple of shots of what Trumpeter gives in the box and what I came up with; Trumpeter's panel, there is actually a gap/step in the upper screen to coam
    3 points
  12. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1244387 Ohhh look, there is me at the front in the green flying suit and the Aircraft I flew up in
    3 points
  13. I can't tell you how much I want this model, To me those pics show a model that needs to be Built not assembled, Don't get me wrong I love Tamiya Spits/Corsairs & Mustangs as much as anyone here , but it would be nice to get stuck into a project that will stretch my talents as regards model making , (assuming of course that I have any to begin with) And when the subject is one that not only has local resonance with me, but one that genuinely fascinates me too boot .. what's not to love Recently I've been spending days going through mall y old decal sheets , and I'v
    3 points
  14. G'day folks, First of all many thanks for the comments and kind words and messages they're much appreciated. In looking at this thread it is almost six months since i last posted my apologies. One has so little time for modelling and gets so involved in the process that I forget to take pictures and post updates thinking I'll do that tomorrow. There's been a lot of tomorrows and also explains some of the hit an d miss photographic efforts! Since that last update work has continued on the cockpit and canopy. Detailing the cockpit was somewhat tedious and took many hou
    3 points
  15. Thanks Haha and MARU5137. Moment seems to be building as the home stretch nears. A few more photos of the nose gear. Here are the current shots of the A/C with the black base. Looking pretty slick so far. Thanks again for everyones support. I guess the question is whether to do the exhaust area or the body of the Aircraft first. Gord
    3 points
  16. Okay, time for a real content update. First, a thanks to my incredible wife who was a-ok with me essentially sequestering myself in the modeling room for the weekend. I've been at it pretty much non-stop since Friday morning. Happy to say, I'm making good progress and am hopeful that I'll get it finished by the deadline. My goal for the weekend was to get the seam work done. As you will see, I made it a little further than that. Here she is after the majority of the seamwork, riveting, and scribing were done. The two flanges for the early E model are instal
    3 points
  17. For those that are interested:
    2 points
  18. Hi everyone, About a month back I posted a question (here or ARC, I can't remember!) asking if anyone had used Reskit's 32nd F-18 Hornet exhausts for the Academy Legacy Hornet. I didn't get any replies, so I decided to take a chance and ordered three sets, plus some F-105 wheels. After about two and a half weeks they arrived yesterday. I just test fitted one of the exhaust nozzles, and unlike the Aires set, which are too small, Reskit's actually fit! I ordered directly from Reskit. The items arrive quite timely from the Ukraine, and were well packed. The Hornet cans wer
    2 points
  19. So, some more progress and a few fit issue's tarting to appear which needed a bit of thought and careful adjustments to over come. Initially I thought this was my making but ZM make a big comment box at the start of this sequence to check it all fita before going for the glue!! First of all I added all of the fuselage panels as none of these are being left open on this build and some care and careful trimming is needed to get a nice looking fit once the glue is added and then it was time to fit the wing spars, a very nice tight fit and simplicity to install. Next it wa
    2 points
  20. Thank you for your comments everyone and this build is still very much on the work bench next to my Zuokei Mura Hs-129 I have started, made some important progress this afternoon and fitted the cockpit tub after remembering to dirty the seat belts, thank you for reminding me Max!! Then it was time to close the fuselage halves which was a pretty tricky job due to extra details addedand parts moves on the sidewalls I think rather than the kit itself. After much swearing and cursing this is where I am up to.
    2 points
  21. a few details to go Mark
    2 points
  22. I feel like I am playing Pokemon Go... got to (or want to) catch them all. Or at least the one with Norway's colors and that red and white checkered one and... Too many fun choices, and great to see this released. Tnarg
    2 points
  23. Well, the pilots interior is done / assembled, not painted yet Thank you for watching as always and Cheers guys
    2 points
  24. Zero interest but if the six of you are happy. What the hell. All the best! How many had to google this to even know what the heck it actually was? Be honest!
    2 points
  25. MikeMaben

    TELFORD 2019

    I think that's a common sense plan Kev, my problem is that there are 2 types of 'shoppers', those travelling clockwise and those travelling counter-clockwise. Always fun anyway.
    2 points
  26. HeyHeyHey , I'm turnin' you into the LSP staff young man !!
    2 points
  27. The good news is there's plenty of Tamigawa kits you can assemble if you don't fancy a bit of real modelling.
    2 points
  28. LSP_K2

    Hasegawa 109F

    Rather than trade Hasegawa decals, EagleCals made a 1:32 sheet for Assi, both F-2 and F-4.
    2 points
  29. If ZM does a B Mustang, RoG might get their hinny in gear and do one. I'd hope ZM would do the B, and then the A as well. An A 36 would be cool.
    2 points
  30. Interesting picture I found on the internet tonight of a 129 cockpit, the main cockpit tub is painted RLM 66 but look at the outer tub and above the instrument panel area. What do we think, I'm going for RLM 02 as will be the rear bulkhead area of the cockpit. Any ideas or info would be greatly appreciated as currently I have the whole foward cockpit tub innRLM 66. Thanks for any help in advance. Regards. Andy
    2 points
  31. Good reading. I have my original Military Modeller with Shep Paines 251German halftrack diorama on the cover. I too, have my first Tamiya catalog: 1974. As well as my 1975 Revell catalog. At one point I had quite a collection of 1/32 planes in my room.
    2 points
  32. Hi guys Continue with framing and riveting of clear parts. I used aluminum foil and rivet-tool: And start with pilot's interior - cmk resin set, combined with plastic parts from the kit, because some (main) resin parts are shrink and too small : Thanks for watching as always and Cheers guys
    2 points
  33. myentireday.jpg On the plus side, sanding, rescribing, and re-riveting is more or less done. (!!!)
    2 points
  34. Hi guys Continue with the work over the Jumo engine and its nest The half-wings are ready also: Cheers friends
    2 points
  35. Out2gtcha

    Gunze confused....

    I agree with you both actually. Most all the things Bob pointed out are true, with the exception of the outright cost IMHO. Ive used Mr Color for years, and it sprays wonderfully for sure. My only issue was ever inconsistency, as in thinning inconsistencies. One of my grumbles about MRP (the fact that it was pre-thinned, as cost isnt really a factor at this point) is now is one of the things I love about it. I used to go through a lot of Mr color thinner bottles, and I find that I go through thinner much less overall since switching to MRP. With the addition of the paints being handled by
    1 point
  36. Hi Starfihgter! For aluminum sheets take a look at: https://ghw-modellbau.de/index.php?cPath=60_101_196 Dan.
    1 point
  37. Make sure you get them to check the spelling at least twice otherwise there may be unintended consequences. Best wishes to both of you, for a successful eye op (and not a snip) and for rapid shoulder healing.
    1 point
  38. Progress is progress, keep going! Regards. Andy
    1 point
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  40. Well done Tim. Glad you blow torch guys finally get a new one to work on and build. RAF subjects are always rare to see come out these days. I’ll wait for that Whirlwind twin to come out.
    1 point
  41. Getting right into the office I discovered I'd need to renovate a bit to get the seats to fit, doing some work in the cockpit would also give me a chance to get rid of some ejector pin marks, kind of fixing two problems in one go. I removed the bottoms from both openings kicked out the walls and put in new flooring. Here's the cockpit before any work, the seat will not fit, maybe if I forced it? The bottom of the cockpit with new styrene sheet flooring installed Both seats test fitted now. There's still a bit of pour lug on the bottoms I'll get to later.
    1 point
  42. JayW

    BIG HOG!

    Thanks for posting this. What a knock-em-dead F4U! I am currently building a 1/18 Corsair (from a 21st Century Toys model). It will take years. Been hard to get going (scratch building a P & W R2800 first). But your Big Hog has just added some motivation. I might do Big Hog too - it's going to be a 1A.
    1 point
  43. This is a fantastic build, I enjoy every new post !!! Lothar
    1 point
  44. hello Guys! Thanks... Here are "istructions". I put together two of last casted exhaust and everything fit perfect...
    1 point
  45. I'm sticking a fork in this one and calling it done. Yet another perfectly good model with all kinds of potential heading off to collect dust on my shelf. Some weathering done with pastels oils and acrylics. Remember I strive for mediocrity Hope it meets approval.
    1 point
  46. The first part of this (re)build will be a bit hodge podge. Where I can easily remove kit plastic parts to replace with more detailed PE parts, I will. But, I'm not going to stress too much about it if an injection-molded part is used. I'm not a rivet counter, nor am I overly obsessed with details and having everything just perfect. Ejector pin marks in hard-to-reach, and hard-to-see places don't bother me. In the end, as long as the final product looks like a decent rendition of 41-2446 as she would have looked sitting on the ramp at Garbutt Field, I'm happy. One benefit to having no re
    1 point
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