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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...
    16 points
  2. AlexM

    1/32 Marauder

    Hi Jason, so true, those Soviet twins in "our" scale would be great, as well as an Il-4. Thanks a lot! Christmas holiday means modeling time Sooner or later, the day will come when the fuselage halves get glued together. Before that, most interiors have to be done. One big challenge is the Martin 250 CE turret. I collected all photos I found, as well some handbooks and manuals. But I couldn't find one single scale drawing. The circumstance, that there were apparently variours versions of the turret with detail differneces doesn't make things easier.
    11 points
  3. Happy New Year, friends! It's my first model in 2020. Heinkel is mostly OOTB. Paints are from Gunze.
    7 points
  4. Slowly goes it. Ok, fuselage looks pretty good on the upper surface. ...and not so good on the lower. Not sure how this happened, will require a larger hammer I think. Well I'll let that sit for a minute and put the wings together. Need to shim the inner part of the radiator flaps to clean up the gap. A little sanding here after the glue dries should do the trick.
    7 points
  5. Today I made significant progress ok the 87, I gloss varnished it and applied the decals as soon as the varnish was dry. The right hand cross broke, but I was able to repair it with some care and a toothpick.
    6 points
  6. One of the coolest things I found in a long time, was this pristine Revell catalog, hiding in a room in the basement that my dad had used for his Ham radio gear.
    6 points
  7. This kit was talking to me throughout the CF 18 build, calling louder to me through the EA 18 G build, yelling at me through the 109 G10 build! I couldn't take it anymore I had to get a start on it. If I progress to the end (it'll be OOB) it'll be in the splinter scheme included in the instructions and markings.
    5 points
  8. Hi everyone just to wish you a Happy new year and to let you know that both the 1/32nd Gloster Gladiator decal sheets are available for sale now, each priced at £10.50. The upper aileron correction is also available at £5.00 and the engine set will be ready in a week or so (ran out of silicone for the Mk I engine cowl over the Christmas holidays) The engine/cowl set is £18.00. Photo etch bracing wires and landing flap sets should be a few weeks away. Enjoy and thanks for looking. Email me at aimsmodels1@gmail.com if interested in anything
    5 points
  9. Something I forgot to mention, in case you don't do this already: the tail wheel strut comes in two halves, sandwiching the wheel. This means that the wheel must be trapped to remove the seam, making masking more complicated. I removed the axle completely, drilled holes where the axle fits, and retrofitted the wheel after joining the halves and painting the assembly: Cheers, Tom
    5 points
  10. sandbagger

    Aviatik 'Berg' D.I

    Hi all, The lower wings are fitted now. Given the wings are pinned into the fuselage at the trailing edge, but only supported at the leading edge by the front spar bracing bar 'resting' on the underside of the fuselage, it leaves the wings liable (with handling) to break free at the front and pivot down on the rear support pins. There didn't appear to be any additional bracing bar support fitted to the actual aircraft, so with 'poetic license' I've added 'U' tube supports over the bar (at the outer ends) and secured them into the fuselage underside. They should provide extra support fo
    5 points
  11. It has been an extremely long time since I worked on this build, which was shelved because I needed a replacement sprue from Trumpeter. Well, I just received the sprue, so maybe I will actually be finishing this! Cheers, Tom
    5 points
  12. Looking better! I'm working still on the firebird: This arrived in the post this morning: for a future conversion based on the Gladiator: Should be fun!!!
    5 points
  13. Hi all! Here is the work I have done on the top cowling parts. I have sanded the top section to obtain the correct slope. As you can see, this resulted in going completely through the plastic part where the bulges were located. The forward cowl section was extended by laminating many strips of thin styrene sheet. And from the side, we now have a straight line from the windscreen to the front of the cowl. There is still a small amount of material to remove where both parts touch, as the rear cowl section doesn't complete
    5 points
  14. Happy Holidays Everyone. I have finished up the major assembly, now getting ready for paint. The build was pretty smooth overall, but my biggest challenge was fitting the engine and nacelles to the wings. Naturally I deviated from the instructions when I probably shouldn't have: 1) I fitted each firewall to the wing/landing gear bays. Four struts need to be mated, and the upper two slot into holes which are buried from view, so this was tricky; I wiggled them into place. The lower two struts were much easier, and actually attach to the upper part of the landing gear. 2) I thought I w
    5 points
  15. sandbagger

    Aviatik 'Berg' D.I

    Hi all, I spotted that the upper surfaces of the lower wings, at the forward wing root area, had protective ‘walkways’ fitted, presumably to protect the wing surfaces from being damaged whilst the engine area was being worked on by ground crew (too far forward for pilot’s access). As no details of this could be found, I’ve assumed this was possibly reinforced plywood fitted under the lozenge linen wing covering or a thin metal design and fitted over the lozenge linen covering of the wings. I decided, more for aesthetics, that I'd use metal mesh from 'RB Productions', which was cut to sha
    4 points
  16. Id agree with that! I have some of the Mig winter camo paint Ive been wanting to try to............and with the gorgeous set of REXx exhausts I have for it............. I just may have to go shopping for one next I have some coin!
    4 points
  17. You used too much hair spray. Hair spray dissolves in water and then breaks the bond between the layers. If the hair spray is thick you wind up with what you're experiencing. You might want to do some experiments using different amounts of HS to see what works best.
    4 points
  18. Nick, we were in our early twenties, and just wanted to rush off to the closest drinking and dancing dens! I dug up my reconnaissance file and now recall that: Scale = f (focal length)/ H (altitude). If I use a 100mm lens, I would have to be 3200mm away from the instrument panel to make a 1:32 scale representation. Seems too close. What do your Pilot Attack Instructor notes say? Servus Uwe, I will be mixing my own version of the colour, and I'm sure there will be some discussion around this point... Thanks Ryan, those are cool little e
    4 points
  19. mozart

    Christmas leftovers!!

    Cold turkey sandwiches anybody??? No, not really. So my donation to the Christmas raffle was "The Gloster and AW Meteor - a Comprehensive Guide for the Modeller" by Richard Franks and Richard Caruana, a SAM Publications book. It was won by CATCplSlade, an American with a preference for armour so in all honesty a book about a British post-war jet wasn't a lot of use to him. We've corresponded and both agreed that it's better going to somebody who would use and value the book. I've cleared this with K2 so it's all legal and legit, so the book is being offered on a first come, f
    4 points
  20. Hi John, some pictures related to your last posts, some interesting gun stains on the wings, cheers and a Korean markings warbird
    4 points
  21. John this pic shows how far back the bottom stripe was: Jari
    4 points
  22. 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
    4 points
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. sandbagger

    Aviatik 'Berg' D.I

    Hi all, The brace bar retaining hoops, Mike
    3 points
  26. Good evening, hope you had a great start into 2020! Besides family stuff (my mom suffered a stroke ... ) I actually found some time for modeling. I started the landing gear using resin replacements for the wheels ... I forgot which brand ... I somewhere read that in late war the quality of tires were really bad which made them to last for about 10 landings and take-offs. Well, the same could be said about the pilots and a/c, too. So they look a bit beaten up in my example of a tire set. Best wishes, 109er.
    3 points
  27. Greif8

    WNW Fokker DVII (Early)

    I have finished the engine. The below shots show it in "like new" condition as I still have to put a couple of decals on and weather it. The engine looks very similar to the destroyed build's engine. The only things I did differently was wiring the distributers at a different (hopefully correct) location and I will not add the red stripe decals. I have looked at a lot of builds and not very many have the red stripe decals do I decided to leave them off this time around. I have also made a fair amount of progress on the fuselage, but nothing photo worthy yet. Ernest
    3 points
  28. Thanks for your encouragement gentlemen! In the meantime I have also put the decals on the weapons, this was at least as much work as the aircraft decalling itself! For this I used the Revell decals, as well as some of the F/A-18C Hornet from Academy. Because there is no decals supplied whatsoever for any of the bombs. Colour indication for Navy bombs is completely inaccurate too Ther are more decals for the missiles, however here are the brown stripes missing from the decal sheet. Strangely enough there are green stripes supplied...someone at Revell or
    3 points
  29. 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/
    3 points
  30. You’re as mad as I am quang! No, he’s trying to cultivate the “dashing hero” look including growing a moustache, but without much success!
    3 points
  31. I'll get back to this one at some point in time. Hopefully soon. Until then it can be moved to the wip area. Håkan
    3 points
  32. mgbgtv8steve

    1/32 Marauder

    I agree with Lothar and all the others - this is fantastic work Alex and a joy to follow!! Have you considered 'selling' this to someone like Tamiya or HKM then we could all have a brilliant B.26!!? Best regards, Steve S.
    3 points
  33. Lothar

    Christmas leftovers!!

    Just PM me your details and you'll get one too Lothar
    3 points
  34. Agreed Kevin, like a 110G-2/4 .
    3 points
  35. Hi, Small metal placard said (圧縮空気補給口)= Compressed air refill port Regards, Matsu
    3 points
  36. Let the rigging begin. INFINI Medium 110 (.121mm) Black Lycra thread will be used for Rotor Blade rigging. Begin with the Outrigger to Rotor. Secure with tape. This is stretchy so tug just a little so its taught. Radu P32023 Rigging Turnbuckles are used for each line. In lieu of tying at each eyelet thread the string through. This will allow position adjustment of turnbuckle later on. The rigging from rotor blade to another is one line fed through the eyelets on the rotor wings. be sure to install Radu's turnbuckle before secur
    3 points
  37. So based on a post in the Aviation Forum where I inquired about those black wing stripes, I got some very useful information. I'm going to apply them the entire width of the wing's under surface and only approx 12" scale inches on the upper surface. Still no idea if this was some sort of theater marking, my best guess is that it was nothing more than a means to hide the general filth that was generated by these weapons. Need to keep in mind that unlike the escort Mustangs of WW2 which at best, might fire their weapons 1-2/week and then fly back and be meticulously cleaned by the crew chi
    3 points
  38. Personally, I'd like to see Dragon pop off a few more. Their Bf 110 and Bf 109E kits are outstanding.
    3 points
  39. LSP_K2

    Make the others jealous

    This also arrived today, the latest "Building the" book from Ray at Albatros Productions. While I generally never buy this sort of publication, I have no problem at all receiving them as freebies, and am slowly amassing quite a stack now, so all is good. I'll be popping off a review shortly.
    3 points
  40. LSP_Mike

    1/32 F7F Tigercat or ME410

    The me 410 may have more paint/markings options than the Tigercat.
    3 points
  41. 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
    3 points
  42. 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
    3 points
  43. Small update today, as I finally got some bench time! I have begun adding the Eduard fiddly bits to the cockpit, and they provide some nice additional details to the cockpit: 82044929_525523074712520_2860453982982111232_n by Dennis SAuter, on Flickr 80765755_828669014250781_7871106995367968768_n by Dennis SAuter, on Flickr 81134294_602381133914924_110509834943594496_n by Dennis SAuter, on Flickr the bulkheads have been added to one fuselage half so that I can start adding some additional scratch detail. Nothing too crazy, but I do wan
    3 points
  44. sandbagger

    Aviatik 'Berg' D.I

    Hi all, The tail unit is now rigged with cross bracing cables and rudder and elevator control lines. A combination of 0.12 mm and 0.08 mm mono-filament with either 0.4 mm or 0.5 mm diameter Nickel-Silver tube and 'Gaspatch' metal 1:48th scale turnbuckles (Types A and C). Mike
    3 points
  45. 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
    3 points
  46. Lothar

    1/32 Marauder

    Stunning progress, one can only wish to have some of your knowledge and craftmanship Lothar
    2 points
  47. Looks original , maybe some help ...
    2 points
  48. Their 109 turns out really well in the end. I don't enjoy the seam in the lower nose, but the rest of the kit is nice. Also, I like their instruction books the best, very clear images. It's a shame they don't do more 1/32. They still get my money for their photo etch though.
    2 points
  49. 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
    2 points
  50. Thanks guys. just got this one over the line in time! As usual, better pics later.
    2 points
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