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  1. Hello, happy new year to everyone... This is my first 2020 build..., well, I finished it today... ICM Gloster Gladiator, out of the box, with PJ Productions Pilot and rigging from EZ Line.... I‘ll post some more pictures in daylight tomorrow...—— DONE I was so surprised by this kit, now real flaws, very easy to build.... Hope you like it...
    10 points
  2. Thanks guys! The fiddly work continued with the RB Productions photo etch stuff. I folded up the foot pedals... The upper and lower instrument panels have been assembled. 18 parts for the upper panel and 22 for the lower... must be some kind of record. Taking Radu's specific advice, the smaller bits were attached using Future. Not the most "binding" of adhesives but it worked out ok. Some of the larger attachments were secured using CA glue. Again, per Radu's advice, the instrument panels were coated with Mr Metal Primer and then painted in RLM 66 Dark Grey
    9 points
  3. discus

    F4u-1D Tamyia 1/32

    Hello My last built of 2019. Finished just in time before starting the christmas break. It is my second Corsair from Tam so no surpises (if it is even possible to have surprises with Tam). Just one slight negative for me: the decals: they are always very thick. So cutting out all the clear support film is a must to avoid silvering especially on the big numbers on the fuselage side. Then I made good use of the microset/microsol. I just replaced the wheels by Eduard resin's. Anything else is oob. For the paint, I miraculously managed to find a
    8 points
  4. Time to crack open the 2020 season with a new build... I've decided to continue with part two of 'The Duellists' the Hansa-Brandenburg W.29. It's the only Wingnut Wings kit of a plane used extensively by the Royal Danish Air force. In July 1919 The Royal Danish Navy bought 1 Hansa-Brandenburg W.29 from Hansa- & Brandenburgische Flugzeugwerke GmbH. The first year the Danish Navy had the aircraft, it was tested thoroughly and it was found that it in every way exceeded the planes that had been operated before. Wh
    7 points
  5. Next thing to concentrate on was getting the rear fuselage bulkhead complete so this was painted followed by adding a couple of belt anchors as well as a couple of Bob's Buckles eyelets in readiness for the armoured headrest restraints With this sorted I fitted the cockpit tub in to place Now this is where things are getting a bit interesting in the fit side of things as the tub is connected to the fuselage by not a lot and very springy. Next I added the canopy rails and the lower fuselage tub sections Lots of room for
    7 points
  6. Tolga ULGUR

    My 2019 builds

    Here are my completed models in 2019 1- 1/32 Hasegawa Junkers Ju-87D5 2- 1/48 ProModeler A-26B Invader 3- 1/48 ProModeler F-102A 4- 1/32 Hasegawa Focke Wulf Fw190 A9 5- 1/32 Hasegawa P-40K Warhawk 6- 1/32 Hasegawa Spitfire Mk.1 7- 1/32 Tamiya P-51D Mustang 8- 1/32 Hasegawa Bf 109G10 9- 1/32 Hasegawa Fw-190 F8 10- 1/32 Hasegawa Bf-109K4 11- 1/32 Hasegawa P-40E Warhawk 12- 1/32 Tamiya Spitfire Mk.XVIe 13- 1/48 Hasegawa J-35D Draken 14- 1/32 PCM Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 Early 15- 1/32 Hasegawa Bf-109G14 AS 16- 1/
    6 points
  7. Thanks for keeping me company mates! I'm calling this one finished. Please excuse the poor pictures. Thanks for looking in Going through the stash looking for another project now...
    5 points
  8. Hello guys, I bring more progress on the Ju 87G. Flaps glued (this would come to hunt mw several times down the road). RLM 70 painted: RLM 71 painted: And, today's update, RLM 65 and RLM 04 painted on the wingtips and fuselage band.
    5 points
  9. Rick K

    Fa330 Fock Achgelis

    Happy 2020 and have a healthy, prosperous year with plenty of bench time.
    5 points
  10. to all, a happy new year with good vibes on largescaleplanes forum i post some photo's from my bomber aimer figure i did scratch a lofte7 and almost finished my aimerbed i hope like it
    5 points
  11. The September 1939 campaign in Poland made it clear to the Dutch that they are completely unprepared for the conditions of modern war. They needed fighters. However, the queue with orders for the fighter aircraft was already long. France, Great Britain did not have much to offer for sale, they were in need themselves and bought them in emergency mode. The United States became the natural direction, where at the last moment Dutch managed to buy 24 Curtiss H-75 in the A7 version, for which the base was the A4, equipped with a powerful and light, yet capricious, Wright Cyclone engine - but also t
    4 points
  12. Mirek O

    NEWS IN HpH !!!

    How can I help You. Just send me some photos and we will do my best . M
    4 points
  13. Jan_G

    Infinity Models

    Mirek from HPH has mentioned on Modelforum.cz that they will maybe release Porco Rosso as IM kit https://www.modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=131246
    4 points
  14. Started working on the interior wood parts... Deck tan and some preshading in the corners. Added some wood grain details with a color pencil to the fuselage halves Wood added using oils. To be continued... Kent
    4 points
  15. Thank you both of you. That was exactly the motivation I needed to get back on the bench to try to progress on the project Much appreciated More work on the starboard flaps: The 2 part moveable flaps have been assembled. These are initially designed for the trumpeter kits but modification to fit the airfix kit is minimal. Most of the mods are needed around the area where the flap go through the wing and opens a small door when they are down. Here are the flaps assembled The rods are still too long and the hinges aren't glued yet
    4 points
  16. gmctaggart

    Hurricane MK.IID of

    Alain, I am hoping it will be interesting in a good way and not the car accident you see happening from a mile away . So a bit more work. I focused some effort on the fire wall; drilling out the various holes for the pipes and wires that pass through. On the opposite side I also added the flange that secures the emergency gas tank to the wall. In addition I ran a thin piece of plastic around the perimeter the fire wall to show the flange that supports the body panels. I will be adding some texture in a bit as I assume this is likely asbestos or some other other fire proof
    4 points
  17. These turned out sooo good I had to grab a picture in the paint booth! Since I had to paint the inside of the Zacto intake I decided to keep going once the booth was set up. Now i can finish the nose and the tail, make the joints up and start foiling the middle. It may seem out of order but i found taping over foil somewhat tenuous when i did the F-84G so going to mix it up this time. Back to work tomorrow so probably nothing happening till next weekend. Happy New Year LSP!
    4 points
  18. discus

    Mosquito Tamyia 1/32

    Hello Trying to catch up with some late 2019 built I did not shared yet with you guys. Here is the magnificent Tamyia mosquito. Pretty much everything as been said about this kit. I think it is close to perfection. I added some Barracuda decals in the cockpit, Master's metallic guns and rockets from Special Hobby with MDC mountings. Edit: it was also the opportunity to test the Tamyia customer support as the nose fairing was missing from the sprue when I opened the box. I contacted Tamyia europ and they were quite efficient in answering my reques
    3 points
  19. pascal JMW

    P40F trumpeter 1/32

    hello the last one for this year just finish , P40 F trump + photo etched Eduard for the cockpit and resin wheels , Berna decal , painting Mig ,AK,Gunze and Tamiya 8 white p'ti Quinquin escadrille Lafayette 1943 unknown serial best regard Pascal and happy new year !
    3 points
  20. Why? because they massively snowflaked when people dared to criticise their previous 1/32 efforts (same with their foray into 1/35 armour btw), and they are too scared to come back and play in manscale. commercially, I can understand why they just want to continue printing money in PE... But it’s disappointing that they don’t have the balls to come back and say ‘yes we can do this and prove you all wrong’, and instead make models in 1/48 where the standards of critique are significantly lower.
    3 points
  21. When I was about 7 or 8, we went to a gathering at the home of a family we went to church with. They had a teenaged son, and I remember going into his room and seeing a B-17 hanging from the ceiling. From my memory, it must have been the Lindberg kit, but he had painted it something like OD and Neutral Gray. I thought that was just about the COOLEST thing I'd ever seen. I had no idea you could paint a model like that! And it was even cooler because he had painted the markings (how successfully I have no idea) of the airplane his dad had crewed during the war.
    3 points
  22. Funnily enough Dave the same thought occurred to me, flying upside down sorts it! I’ve done the correction without too much hassle, just an hour’s work, pictures soon hopefully! Do think about a Silhouette cutter, it really is worth every penny! Hmmm, twinge of guilt there, I bought it for my wife for her card making hobby but she hasn’t had a chance to use it yet!
    3 points
  23. I have the original release , 1974 . Planning to build mine in flight.
    3 points
  24. There has definitely been a "Shift" in the market since I started back into the hobby in about 2007-8 ... I remember when things slowed down a little - post GFC - and there were doom and gloom posts everywhere about every company pulling out of anything Large scale and that the Hobby was dead and/or in the process of dying. In reality nothing could have been further from the truth ... The amount of product released in the years 2008 - 2015 is staggering. Most people forget to include the Chinese market in their calculations also - at nearly 20% of world population. Dragon were the
    3 points
  25. Cheetah11

    1/32 Tamiya F-16A

    I finished the IP. The decals I tried to use for the instruments cracked up as I tried to apply them, so back to old techniques and a fine paint brush. Fortunately not much will be seen behind the pilot’s legs. I also added a bit on the seat. And all painted up and closed. Cheers Nick
    3 points
  26. Hi everyone and Happy New Year 2020, The bottom of the cockpit. The pipes removed. Une couche d’AK pour le chipping. Une couche d’AK pour le chipping. Painting and ready to receive the new pipes. See you soon Sweety Last year I was on the brink but this year I will take a big step forward
    3 points
  27. I've started to look at the kit a little closer. The cockpit parts are not overly impressive. It's not bad but I wouldn't call it good either. Fairly soft details and noticeably short of state-of-the-art. That's what aftermarket is for, I guess. I would prefer a resin cockpit but I'll have to settle for a bunch of photoetch instead. This is the RB Productions Ta152H cockpit set, comprised of a single fret of brass. As you can see, it has some fairly big components such as the seat back, the side consoles and the instrument panel components. It's also got a ton of tiny bit
    3 points
  28. John1

    Forgotten War Mustang

    Figured it's time to post some pics of plastic instead of yet more questions! I've got the fuselage mostly buttoned up. Just a tad of filler here and there but aside from that, everything fits nice and tight! I simply glued the rudder and elevators in place. One major dislike I have with this kit is all the work that Tamiya wants you to go through to make the kit into a toy with retractable landing gear, movable flaps, control surfaces, etc. I have no need for any of those "features". Moving on, I've done some additional work on the landing gear whee
    3 points
  29. Hello all I managed to finish my third LSP this year, truly great result for me. This one was long enough on a shelf of doom, started this one three or four years ago and I just somehow stalled on it. So after I finished last 109 decided to give this one a second chance. Now I know lots of you guys consider this one to be one of the best Trumpeter models which it is but it just decided to battle with me. I used Model Master Authentic Enamels RLM81/83/76 ( it should be 81/82 but MM somehow mixed 82 and 83 )and Valejo varnishes Also used is mix of kit and K
    2 points
  30. Rick K

    Fa330 Fock Achgelis

    One of my biggest issues with any short run injection kit is lack of locator holes or pins. Fly's Fa330 is no different. To get the correct rotor angle I enlarged the top view profile drawing on the last page of the instructions. I drilled .5mm holes on the rotor hub for the 3 outriggers. Then with a small drop of CA glue the hub to the enlarged profile view of rotors. Carefully drill a .5mm in each outrigger. Inserting a .5mm brass rod with just about 2mm exposed will give enough for the brass rod to align and keep the outrigger in place while epoxy cures. Prior t
    2 points
  31. Thanks a bunch Kev, works fine again Lothar
    2 points
  32. Rick K

    Fa330 Fock Achgelis

    The parachute pack gets some scratch love with styrene rod replacing the pe retainers. .33mm styrene rod wrapped around a mandrel and heated with hair dryer. Then trimmed to desired shape. I added kit decals and data plate decals from MDC at this stage as I want to lessen any opportunities for breaking delicate stuff. GasPatch rigging eyelets attached to rotor blades then painted. Data plates also added to each blade.
    2 points
  33. OK Jens. That was pretty impressive!! I probably used a few of the wrong parts, but no one will probably catch it in his medical office! Two other minor changes. There is a vent that needs to be removed on the fuselage. And on the tail there is a scoop that needs to be removed and a blank filler panel in its place. Sorry no image of that. But here's the finished product before delivery. The real thing
    2 points
  34. Thanks John! The clear punched discs are a tight fit into the instrument bezels. So I just add a drop of Future on the instrument decal and then press the clear disc in with a wood cocktail stick. Thank you Kent! I believe I do have some of those Quickboost Revi sights in my spares box!
    2 points
  35. Engine is ready for the assembly process (which I've already started): I've already got one of these same 440 engines painted up for use in my sons 1970 Superbird. Everything looks like it'll fit fine in there:
    2 points
  36. i would still start with black primer - no reason why you can't black base pink in fact it's probably even more reason to black base if you have a single colour camo - you need something to add depth and interest and stop it looking bland / toy-like in my view
    2 points
  37. Hi, friends! Let me to show something different - it's a submarine! Not yellow but she is really big! I've made some scratchbuild things. The sailors made from Master Box, unknown company and some milliput. I've used Akan, Tamiya and Mr.hobby paints for my U-boot. Thank you! Regards, Sergey Budyansky.
    2 points
  38. Stunning work as always John. May I suggest Quickboost’s 1/32 Revi 16B? From memory they come in a pack of three and should be available fairly easily. Scalemates description here: https://www.scalemates.com/kits/quickboost-qb-32-006-gunsights-revi-16b-3x--211725 If you cannot find a set readily, drop me a line and I will mail you a set. Regards. Kent
    2 points
  39. Well, I'm wondering if the problem is not somewhere else as, as far as I know, the guys have assembled all their models. I have seen some of them and I know that other modellers that are close to them saw most of them. However, they can obviously choose the best parts if there is a problem anywhere. I think the problem is rather a combination of design and material tolerance. I know guys who could assemble some kits with a reasonable amount of difficulty while others had to struggle with close to each part and this had nothing to do with a difference in experience or ability. Look for instance
    2 points
  40. What is GFC? Global Financial Crisis?
    2 points
  41. After a couple of coats of hairspray had dried, I sprayed Zinc Chromate Yellow (Tamiya) onto the top of the wing. A few hours later, I started working a wet brush over the ZC and it started coming off in large bunches. I immediately stopped and decided to let the ZC paint dry even further but when I got back to it, I had the same results. The water was acting like paint thinner and taking way too much of the Zinc Chromate. So much so that I was able to completely remove it with water with the Tamiya AS-12 completely intact. So back to square one...
    2 points
  42. I went with Imageshack a couple of years ago, and been very happy with their service and cost. Cheers, Michael
    2 points
  43. His promise kept: I'm sure Troy will be along shortly to fill in the details. D
    2 points
  44. A6M

    A6M2b Zero - shades of grey

    Sean, here are a few little details that might be added to the two fuselage halves. 1. Inertial Starter For the most part the kit has the starter crank hole and inertial starter release handle molded into the right side of lower wing part with only the recess for the handle molded into the right fuselage half. The seam split might make things a little awkward here but if you want to add to these detail… Incidentally, the start crank is usually stored clipped in behind the seat but in at least one photo (which of course I can’t find right now) the crank is in th
    2 points
  45. Tamiya has an F-51D variant of their Mustang coming sometime this year. It's listed on Lucky Model as well as TamiyaBlog.com. So they haven't given up on the scale completely. Carl
    2 points
  46. Thanks for the kind words! The folks here are very friendly and encouraging! I spent the last night (while people with lives were out celebrating the new year) putting decals on and a little more paint on the 109. masking the spinner for paint. painted and chipped; back side, I may have overdone a couple of blades... Thank you for looking
    2 points
  47. Cheetah11

    Revell Fw 190

    I added an ignition harness to the engine. I know the BMW 801 has two spark plug leads per cylinder but since I will build mine with the cowling closed ,not much will be seen behind the fan anyway. Just a bit more to add a bit of interest. The engine is pretty good out of the box and possibly the best radial I have seen. The Tamiya Corsair is probably better but I have not had eyes on one. And painted Cheers Nick
    2 points
  48. Completely correct. In my case, could care less about accuracy so bring it on. Looks like the plane so I am good. Got over my AMS years ago Dave
    2 points
  49. So finally managed to sit down and get some bench time today, been a little frustrating being off on holiday but no chance to get any meaningful modelling done for over a week. Anyway, HGW belts added from a Ju-88 set I have been using on a few builds. Instrument panel fitted And side panels going on. Pretty happy with how it all turned out, a note for anyone building this is to make sure you choose a set of seat belts which the shoulder harness can be built quite long so they can
    2 points
  50. Jan_G

    Infinity Models

    HPH Me 323
    2 points
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