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  1. Thanks guys for all kind words! I really appreciate it engines finished. I have added some wires and applied coats of Mr. Paint Semigloss and Semimatt at the end fit was great and it was pure fun to put it together fuselage in progress. well , it's going together so easily thanks for looking jan
    11 points
  2. Hi all, another Mustang . 1/32 Tamiya kit HGW set belts & wet transfers Eduard Look dashboard Barracuda wheels & cockpit decals All colours MRP All painting mask homemade
    10 points
  3. Italeri 1/32 F-104A Starfighter. Between 1958 - 1960 NAVY loaned 3 F-104A Starfighters from USAF to conduct tests of new Sidewinder missiles. Airplanes were based at NAWS China Lake - California. The kit was easy to build but a pain to get ready for natural metal finish I intended to make. Both fuselage halves had panel lines of different width and depth, surface was uneven and lot of sanding and polishing was required. The fuselage was initially sprayed with MR Surfacer 500 from a can and then sanded and polished followed by a layer of gloss white GX1. I used MRP metallic color
    9 points
  4. Hi all Pipes on the heads of the cylinders. Regular formatting of the 18 pipes with an improvised folding machine. Set up the wire. Push the counter-piece. And here are 18 regular pipes Setting up the cylinders. The admission pipes are too short. I want to leave the engine hoods open and the pipes are too short which bothers me. I've extended the intake pipes.
    7 points
  5. I know this has been done (Great build on this site) . But I needed My Own. Kit decals ,which I thought were great. Barracuda Resin on Small wing bump section and on Spinner/Props (Prop Alignment jig). HGW Seatbelts, Uschi Line for antenna. Kit decals were used for all the markings especially the spinner and Tulips as they settled perfect and were better than my trying to paint them. I cut all the clear from the Insignia and used a Scrap set of markings on the tail. I did add some brake lines but tough to see in my photos.Lightly wea
    5 points
  6. This is 1/32 Hasegawa Messerschmitt Bf 109 G14-AS with the markings of "Kristin" Yellow 1 from 9./JG300 in December 1944. I have used: MDC Cockpit set Masterdetails horizontal tails. Quickboost exhausts Barracudacast Propeller and spinner Barracudacast main wheels Eagle Cals decals EC#81 Gunze Sangyo acrylic paints. Happy modelling
    5 points
  7. The Avro 504K is a beautiful aeroplane, that one that most of all surprises me in having been ignored to date. There's at least a couple in museums in Australia, one in the AWM and another in Point Cooke that could be measured up by the WnWs team.
    5 points
  8. Chinese type 10 to be released this year: www.icm.com.ua/news
    5 points
  9. I have been playing around with the plotter some more today. The serial number was no game for the plotter. But, to my surprise, neither was this; "Moeders Angst". "Mother's Fear". And how right she was! MK632 crash-landed twice after it was re-serialled to, what else, H-13 . This is as delicate as it gets, so I am very happy with my plotter.
    5 points
  10. Hello That's too long since the last update ! So where is how both models and their figures look like so far: "STEP HE" !! And that pic: inspired this: still a lot of work, for sure a challenging exercise ! bye Fanch
    5 points
  11. Tamiya Kit 1/32 Barracuda wheels HGW wet transfers & seat belts Painting mask homemade All colours MRP
    4 points
  12. chrish

    EA-18G Growler- Completed

    I added the last few bits I could find in the crate on to the model, calling it done,(canopy not glued down so I can show the office) Remember, I strive for mediocrity Some pics: and it's older brother D as a size comparison Thanks to all who checked in on me, it was a great fun build.
    4 points
  13. I'm not really a big fan of WW1 aircraft but I'm surprised that the BE2C hasn't been done because as a teenager we had a TV series about the RFC and quite realsitic it was too called 'Wings' and the BE2C was quite a big player in the series and I think I'm right in saying that this series awakened a lot of people to the RFC and WW1. Graham
    4 points
  14. 131D set for release this year: www.icm.com.ua/news
    4 points
  15. It's a sure thing...I just forked out for the Wild Hare conversion and Tamiya 'J' from Mike (Serian01) plus ordered some aftermarket stuff for it, which usually means HK are bound to release it now!
    4 points
  16. red baron

    Avro 671 miniart 1/35

    my last built : voila voila !
    3 points
  17. Basic cockpit painting now complete and ready for decals and HGW belts, aftermarket belts are the only option with this kit as no effort is made whatsoever from ZM in supplying anything representing belts in the basic kit Cockpit side panels painted and ready for decals, initially Inwas going to use Tamiya masking tape but finally decided on Uschi van der Rosten leather decals so a pre shade of white was added in readiness. Really need to get the cockpit finished and closed up to move on now but getting there with Regards.Andy
    3 points
  18. Please enter me into the raffle as a donor and a gift receiver. I am offering a Dewotine D.520 C.1 by Azur. 'dis is fun or what. RIck
    3 points
  19. The 51 wheel well looks amazing, and fills a big (literal) gap on the Airfix kit. I'm well up for anything that appears for the Spitfire too. Those kits are crying out for any aftermarket. As far as the wing dihedral is concerned, and this affects the Spit too, just add what the real aircraft had...a wing spar. I use Evergreen box tube and make spars for my kits. Works every time and appears to give the kit more strength too. Steve
    3 points
  20. An accurate enough scale can be purchased; they are sold at the post office as well. Remember to round the weight up when completely packed. You cannot use alcohol boxes for shipping. I put the kit in the box, scribe and fold the panels down to exact size, remove the excess and tape it shut.
    3 points
  21. They may be issued in the future. Just because we do not have them right now it does not mean that they are ignored. Why are some subjects "covered to death" while othjer subjects are "ignored"? The entire model industry is powered by the enthusiasm of the people involved in the manufacturing. But you can't take enthusiasm to the bank. You need cold hard cash. And the only way to make cash is to have some "cash cows" in your inventory. So, for every "obscure" kit you will have to have the "German" and the "popular". Just wait until the "cash cow" generates the necesary cash and then thes
    3 points
  22. I built two Hobbyboss Mk.V's and they are really well engineered and detailed kits, obviously not in Tamiya's league but I enjoyed building them both. At the same time I built the Revell Mk. II, which with bit of help from Barracuda (also used on the Hobbyboss kits) was also an enjoyable build, sitting next to my other Spitfires (Hasgawa and Revell) the Hobbyboss kits do not look out of place. Cheers Dennis
    3 points
  23. Shouldn't be too far from Tamiya, now I have done the hard stuff on converting their 1/32 Mk IX into a Vc... You're welcome
    3 points
  24. That would be awesome! The surface detail is actually not too bad, but the details are horrid.
    3 points
  25. A6M

    A6M2b Zero - shades of grey

    Almost forgot to again mention the need to replace the old style Oxygen Supply Regulator Ryan
    3 points
  26. Getting to the wire now so I am hoping to get some decent progress in during the next week or so. I have shifted attention to the upper surface applied a coat of the gull gray. This is lightly sprayed to keep the rivet and panel line details while building up colour. There is still good modulation and the base colour is giving it a worn look. My only concern is with the gray that I am using as it is look quite warm. I used the Model master match for gull gray, however when I look at photos, of the phantom is looking a lot cooler in tone. Not sure if this is a photo issue or a repaint of old ai
    3 points
  27. continuing with the build, which is going pretty easy now. I hung the pylons and ordnance and set it up on it's gear. It's a good thing it has metal core undercarriage because it's quite heavy now. I also had to do a bit of paint touch up. First oops I noticed, I had masked off the tail pipes but forgot to paint the rear of the fuselage. Tamiya tape to the rescue and fixed. Thanks for looking
    3 points
  28. Thank you, gentlemen, for your kind words. I'm pleased so far with the way this model is turning out. Alain, yes it is a nice conversion. It's also the first one I've ever done, too. Paul Fisher's conversion kits are certainly well engineered from what I've seen on this forum, and now from my own experience. I do hope he gets back up and running again. More progress, but it's been a trial. I now have the markings on. Firstly, I glossed the dayglo areas with airbrushed Tamiya enamel gloss. Next, I painted on the 3 prominent stripes that point to the hand and foot holds on th
    3 points
  29. And one more from Lukgraph stand: So that's it. Enjoy. Juraj
    3 points
  30. The base-coat is on. I used paper masks, cut from a blown up pattern I found online: Some touching-up to do left and right, but it's turned out okay. I used Hataka Orange line lacquer paint for the first time. The handle very very well and have good coverage. The landing gear has been painted too, and is dryinf after a gloss-coat. Next is wheatering and attachinf the gear. BTW, I have also used MR Paint for the first time. Wow...just wow... I will order all I need from their line. It's just awesome stuff. Hataka is very good as well, just not AS good as MR
    3 points
  31. Finished this, my first WNW kit, the Sopwith Pup. An enjoyable build. I have added a few details of my own along the way. comments welcome.
    2 points
  32. My first Wingnut Wings kit, its a very far from perfect build but it was great fun and i've learnt a lot, so thats what counts eh? Everything people say about these kits is bang on, they are fantastic. I've since added 2 more to the stash and i just know more will be incoming.... I used MIG Metal acrylic Matt Aluminium for fusalage, pastels for weathering and my new favourite flat coat, Windsor and Newton flat varnish.
    2 points
  33. ... and someone will be guaranteed to say "that is precisely what I did not want!" :-) Radu
    2 points
  34. Yes. They are fantastic. They airbrush beautifully, dry quickly, very durable, and are resistant to masking pull up.
    2 points
  35. Both. If it's an ebay sale, for instance, I buy the postage through ebay via paypal and pre-label based on my own weight and dimension measurements. I use a simple kitchen scale for weight, and it's never steered me wrong. If it's a private sale, I either buy postage online like before, or I just write the address right on the package (or type it and print it out and then tape or spray glue it on) then pay at the PO when I drop it off. I have not had any issues doing it this way, as my local PO employees are pretty helpful. I just don't always have time to stand in line, so the pre-label thing
    2 points
  36. Nope, the DC 3 is the only one iv'e seen built since its release. Its an absolute beauty and when i can afford one I will look to grab it. Anyone got one they don't want?
    2 points
  37. So, about that Phantom.
    2 points
  38. On the upper port wing there are 2 hatches just outboard of the wing root. This decal is placed over the round hatch with Pressluft fur MK toward the front. Just in case, the Sauerstoff decal goes on the modeler scribed hatch under the stbd. wing. HTH, D.B.
    2 points
  39. Shameful. Jennings, it's a good thing you're not in the decal business for the money, because I won't give you any of mine. Adam
    2 points
  40. monthebiff

    Telford 2020

    Think the 188 is very doable, this is where I am when I last worked on it........ About 2 years ago nearly!! Shameful indeed but got a little bogged down after the huge amount of work I did re-working the cockpit, stupid really as it's nearly done but lost the enthusiasm. However it's been calling me lately and getting some major interest back for finishing this one. Regards. Andy
    2 points
  41. Wonderful news regards the detail sets for the Airfix 1/24 Spitfire! A huge thank you from me, and I am sure, a whole lot of modellers who have been calling for help in these areas of the kit. I have two kits and both have been put on to 2020 builds now - looking forward eagerly to see what you can do with these. PR
    2 points
  42. Sorry @Jennings Heilig you're full of S&#@! You don't know what you're talking about here... That person is one of my best friends as I got him in contact with Neil. Neil needed another designer and my friend was made redundant from his design role and had no income. Yes, he was doing the Freelance work here in NZ. I've seen the CAD work of the Fuselage he was doing, and it looked fantastic. Unfortunately, he wasn't able to survive on just doing the Phantom for HK and had to get another full-time job to pay bills and and keep his head above water. There was no darkness or lame
    2 points
  43. Having recently sold my Trumpy A-6 to a friend who was starting an A-6 project in earnest, I figured these might make a good raffle gift. Ill buy the individual AOA set I need again when I do get another A-6 and decide which scheme I'm going with. Ill put up for the raffle a full set of X4 individual AOA A-6A/A-6B/A-6E decals including a full set of AOA stencils. This is one raffle prize all together, AOA decal sets 32-026, 32-027, 32-028 and 32-029. I can honestly say these decals are some of the finest on the market:
    2 points
  44. Hi Thank You all for kind comments. We just started "Baby" production. I will soon launch an online store (1-2 weeks). Price per kit will be 99€. Thanks Lukas
    2 points
  45. I've got a feeling I've seen this one already... (Plastic Winter, Bratislava, last Saturday) Excellent! Congratulations! Juraj
    2 points
  46. Here are my decal and profiles - one of which you showed earlier - decal sheet 48D022
    2 points
  47. Hello everyone, For version 1A. The magnetos of the Eduard Kit will be replaced by the Bendix magnetos of the Tamiya Kit. As well as the distribution ring. Creation of notches to adapt the Bendix distribution ring of the Tamiya Kit Painting of the engine block slightly weathered for the moment See you soon, Sweety (Google Translate)
    2 points
  48. Got a bit of work done on the wing seams. First I masked them off. Next I filled them with Vallejo acrylic putty. I never used this before and am quite impressed with the stuff so far. The tube has a tiny nozzle which helps to apply it precisely. It dries quickly but needs time to dry hard enough for sanding. Obviously I found that out by being too impatient Then I smoothed it out with a wet finger, let it dry, and lastly applie a final layer of good old Tamiya putty. I know for a fact it sands out ver smoothly, the Vallejo stuff I will test in that
    2 points
  49. aeroscale.kitmaker.net  - news Juraj
    2 points
  50. Hey LSP followers, I built the I-16 and the I 153 from ICM offering while in Singaporemand they were so easy to build. I can sent you photos on PM. One word of caution. The I-16 gear is super flimsy. I would highly recommend the brass aftermarket offerings. Lastly, the fuselage to main wing fairing is a major gap to properly seal. There are small posts that take up this gap into consideration and to be glued together. After handling the model over time, one of the post popped And I now have a seam issue to address after almost being finished with thi
    2 points
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