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  1. 19 points
    LSP_Kevin

    Standing Down

    Howdy folks, It's with no small amount of sadness that I'm posting this today to announce that I'll be stepping down as LSP administrator as soon as I've fulfilled my current set of obligations. The reasons are many and complex, and I won't go in to them here. Suffice it to say that it has been my pleasure to serve the LSP community this past 10 years or so, and that this decision didn't come easily. Staff have been briefed, and a succession plan is being formulated. I'll be around for as long as that process takes to come to fruition, and will probably remain in the background for technical support and looking after the website. As such, there's no fixed date for this, but most of my moderation duties will cease effective immediately. As they say in the classics: goodbye, and thanks for all the fish! Kev
  2. 10 points
    Out2gtcha

    Standing Down

    As the rest of the mods have said Kev LSP is one of the best modeling sites on the planet, that attracts some of the most talented modelers anywhere, and you have been a major reason that is factual. A decade or more of voluntary work around here is a long run. May all your future endeavors be prosperous and happy. You will certainly be missed around here.
  3. 9 points
    It's probably getting a bit boring but it's all I can show at the moment... I have finished the basic structure of the A_LORAN console behind the Plane Captain's seat. New side consoles for Pilot and Navigator are ready as well. Next, I will draw and print the fron IP before I can get back to some 'real modelling. And the one with a ruler requested by Mark.
  4. 7 points
    Crossofiron

    Bitten by a 1/24 Cyber Mozzy....

    Firstly, I have stripped pretty much everything off the kit; I am opening up the kit with the Service Hatch & Dingy Going to show the Radiator and Cooling System; Thanks for looking!
  5. 6 points
    JefH

    1/32 Hasegawa P-47 "Oh Johnnie"

    Hello. Been away from the bench and the site for a bit. Been swamped with work, but I've also had a few stalled projects that possibly stalled because they were too involved. Decided to get back into it with a simple mostly out of the box build of the Hasegawa P-47. Didn't unfortunately take a lot of in progress photos because I wasn't sure about doing a build log. The P&W R2800 is OOB. The more I look at it the more likely I think I will add some wiring to it. I used a Eduard "Look" set for the instrument panel and the harness. They're not nearly as nice as HGW, but for a 10 minute job not too bad. The information placards aren't 100% accurate and the oxygen hose isn't correct. Just thought I'd busy up the very visible cockpit area. I need to weather everything up further before I seal it them up in the fuselage and cowl. I plan on marking it up as LT Ray Knight's "Oh Johnnie". Mostly because I have a 4yr old at home who loves the Goofy on the unit emblem on the fuselage. Thanks for looking, hopefully I'll be able to get this one through to the finish line for a change. Jeff
  6. 6 points
    scott_t

    F-4E 496th TFS Hahn AB

    I am in with an F-4E from the 50th TFW, 496th TFS from Hahn AB, Germany from 1979. The picture is what I would like to come close to. This will be the Tamiya kit with an Avionix cockpit, Wingman Models slatted wing conversion with the TISEO, and AirDOC decals. Interesting is the gray and blue sealant used on a few panels under the forward cockpit and it looks like someone touched up some paint up front with what looks like olive drab. Work will start with the kit fuselage …..sanding down the raised panels that should not be raised, rescribing once those panels are leveled out, a few panel line corrections in the ass end area, and fitting seamless intakes. Will post some pics as things progress. Thanks for looking ! Scott https://imageshack.com/a/kCvn7/1
  7. 6 points
    posted on britmodeller, first pics of Z-37 Cmelak (Bumblebee) legendary yellow crop duster in Czechia and Slovakia, with long combat records fighting the insect I spent hours watching this plane over the fields like a boy, must have for me! jan test shots
  8. 6 points
    baffozac

    IMAM Ro43 1/32 scratch-built

    Finished ! A big thank you to my French friends for their help. And another big thank you to you, for your friendly comments!
  9. 6 points
    mozart

    Standing Down

    It was a great pleasure meeting you last September in Melbourne for a chat over a coffee, where I gained a little insight into the workload that your position on LSP involves, so quite frankly I’m not surprised at your decision. You have made this forum what it is during my time here, my modelling home and my first “cyber” port of call each morning. Thank you for your tireless service, enjoy your “retirement” and happy modelling!
  10. 6 points
    Simmo.b

    Standing Down

    Understandable Kev. Thanks for doing such a great job and here's to seeing you on the forums posting builds and enjoying the hobby. Again...Thanks so much. Cheers Brent
  11. 5 points
    Warbird

    F-102 Revell/Monogram 1/48

    Hi Guys, This is my Revell/Monogram F-102. Engraved, Aires cockpit and wheel bays (fit is terrible), Reskit wheels, Master pitot, Fündekals. A lot of work to make it look decent. This plane was based in Langley during the late 50'. Cheers Tristan [/url] [/url] [/url] [/url] [/url]
  12. 5 points
    Iain

    B-17G 'A Bit O' Lace'

    Being on a roll modelling MoJo-wise - and in a bit of a tinkering mode, I dug her out again earlier and did some more work on the masters for new waist positions, as well as a little more filling odd 'sunk' joint lines with thin superglue... Starting to get there shape-wise: And I've also been looking at the wings. With the release of the 1:48 B-17s from HK Models there was some talk about the vertical position of the outer nacelle on each wing - so I thought I'd go compare the 1:32 kit with photos. It does indeed look like they are too high on the wing - with the perfect side profile curves appearing to be 180 degrees out when looking from the side - i.e. reverse the top and bottom profile curves and you'd have something that looked better and lowered the position of the cowl with respect to the wing leading edge. But as well as cutting out the nacelle and rotating it 180 viewed from the front, you'd also have to swap over the cut-outs for the turbo-superchargers as well. Looking at photos of the completed model, especially David Parker's masterpiece, I'm going to let sleeping dogs lie - or I'd never get this finished. I think the overall effect will work without major surgery... Filled areas of fuselage now drying off before more sanding later. When I'm in the right mood I'll then re-scribe everything - and do some final shaping on the window patterns. Have fun... Iain
  13. 5 points
    I did my usual Saturday morning shop this morning. All pretty normal in my supermarket with no real shortages. There was the odd berk buying multiple big packs of toilet rolls and facing the ridicule of other shoppers. I blame the Aussies for starting project "Bog roll fear"!
  14. 5 points
    Progress has mostly stopped as my airbush took a tumble off the desk and broke the needle chuck. The only thing i've been able to work on is the propellor. I used the same method as the previous prop with an oil wash at the end. I'll add a light coat of clear yellow once my airbrush arrives.
  15. 5 points
    Daniel460

    Standing Down

    Safe and Happy trails to you Kev! You and your tireless hours working behind the scene to keep this site running is greatly appreciated! Thanks for all your help over the years.......... Dan
  16. 4 points
    Crossofiron

    Bitten by a 1/24 Cyber Mozzy....

    Apologies Wolf for stealing your Tagline... Also apologies for all that have followed my other posts, things have been fraught the past year or so, but, I have been busy... I have decided, to increase my modelling enjoyment, to take things to another level. A Good friend of mine, Mark is helping me and what you will see on this thread, will be available eventually... I have always loved the Mosquito (doesn't everybody?) and I love the 1/32 Tamiya Kit, especially with the fact that they push boundaries every time a new kit comes out. So why not make the Airfix Kit as every part as good as the Tamiya Kit? That is where it started... I am throwing everything at this kit; Made a very worthwhile visit to the De Havilland Museum to study the real thing; The Airfix FB.VI Kit of course Well, everything on Scalemates My own photoetch 3D Designed and printed Nose Guns with Master Barrels; 3D Designed and printed Belly Cannons with Master Barrels; 3D Designed and printed Starboard Engine Various other 3D Printed bit like the fuel tanks, more on that as I go... My subject is NS850 'Black Rufe' of 418 Squadron RCAF I am using the rather stunning Aviaeology 1/24 RCAF Mosquitos in Fighter Command Set. So all, to the build...
  17. 4 points
    Dpgsbody55

    P-39 Airacobra, by Kitty Hawk

    I agree, Gazzas. It's a very sleek design and very clean too. Interesting that it was about 20mph faster than the P-40, with the same engine and about the same weight. I think I mentioned previously that I had put the wings together, so I was able to quickly add these. I found the joint needed a little work around the mating surfaces, but the joint needs very little filler, as the picture shows. I glued one wing into place and set the dihedral carefully, then let this dry before doing the same with the other wing. If you get both top and bottom wing joints tight, you'll get the right dihedral. The tail planes are one piece, so they went on after the wings had set and were taped into place. Then the top of the gun compartment went on, and was taped into place using the gun covers to get the piece properly centred. Next up, I started to add the canopy, but ran into the same issue as Kevin with his build. I my case, the issue is caused by the instrument panel fowling the canopy interior. I found that the canopy interior has a raised line around the base of the windscreen, so this was scraped away, after masking the insides so as not to damage the clear windows. As not shown in the picture above, my now opaque scrapings won't be seen once the masking is removed. I hope . This improved things a bit, but the main culprit is the IP, which is mounted too far forward and is too thick. Chamferring the top creates some more room to bring the canopy closer, but still no enough. The last mod was to insert a push rod to push the IP back about 1mm. Once dry, this mod was painted flat black too, but I don't think it will be seen when I remove the masking. Success . It still needed only a little pressure to make it sit properly and was held in place with tape wrapped around the forward fuselage. With a little clean up, it should look OK. This was an issue that I didn't check for when I was building up the cockpit. I made sure to mount the IP assembly into place square to the floor, but the IP once assembled is very thick, with a front piece and a back piece glued together, with the rudder pedals trapped in between. I think this is only part of the cause, however, and perhaps the IP needs to be mounted about 1mm further back in the cockpit. I think it won't fowl any other parts if you do that, such as the side detail, but you'd need to check carefully. One other criticism is that this kit offers a number of optional parts, but doesn't give any clue as to which option is for which variant. I'm not overly happy with the gunsight and this is one of the optional parts, so I chose the option that I thought would not fowl the windscreen. I'll bet I chose the wrong one!! So here is what it looks like now. Again, you can see very little filler is needed on the wing joint, but some will be needed on the fuselage joint. I've used Mr Surfacer 500 on the tail joints, but this still needs filing back. Overall, the model needs cleaning up before paint, and there are still some parts to be added before I can do that. As I've not really followed the instructions to the letter on this, I'm checking them carefully to make sure I don't forget any bits. The radiator is also missing, and I will have to remove all trace of the 30 cal wing guns. I also will not be adding the gun pods (ditto the bomb and rack) as very few Russian P-39Q's had them. The Russians thought the plane had enough guns with the cannon and the two 50 cal fuselage guns, and the 30 cal guns were not worth the weight of carrying them around. Perhaps this also made the plane more nimble with all that weight removed from the outer wings. Certainly the Luftwaffe pilots weren't keen to go near them. Lastly, here's a view into the cockpit. It's not a great shot, having taken it with my phone, but you get the idea. Cheers, Michael
  18. 4 points
    Lee White

    Standing Down

    I have to add my sincere thanks for all you've done. Like your earlier colleagues, Saso and Chris, there comes a time when the torch must be passed. That said, your leadership will be missed, and hopefully a reduction in your admin workload translates into an increase in your bench time. You have really helped shape what this community has become, and I am grateful.
  19. 4 points
    Are the Martians attacking your side of the earth...?
  20. 4 points
    red Dog

    Standing Down

    Being a moderator and an admin is very though and it can go very personnal at times and quite often you have to put your reputation on the line From another forum moderator and admin, you did terrific job and you'll be missed. You are instrumental in what this forum represent for all of us and you did a terrific job for us all I think we won't be able to thank you enough for all you've done Thank you VERY much and like my fellows I hope you will be around showing us that you enjoy the hobby
  21. 4 points
    chrish

    Standing Down

    You’ll be missed! all the best man!
  22. 4 points
    Jeff Herne

    Standing Down

    As a long-time member of this community, albeit infrequently these last few years, the contributions you have made to the art of 1:32 and this group is second to none. It is with my sincere hopes that you are moving onto and into bigger and better things. I wish you the best of luck in all your endeavors and thank you for keeping this group in line. Jeff Herne
  23. 4 points
    litter box scale?
  24. 4 points
    John1

    Standing Down

    Good luck and best wishes Kev.
  25. 4 points
    Wow, nothing like that here. I live in Washington state were there have been last I saw 9 fatalities and the stores all look pretty normal. Everyone is quite polite and seem in good humor. The shelves are fully stocked and there has been no price gouging that I can see. Everyone stay safe and live your life.
  26. 4 points
    LSP_K2

    Standing Down

    I certainly understand, Kev. Between the rest of the staff and myself, we'll soldier on the best we can. Thanks very much for all the work you've done for the site over the years.
  27. 4 points
    sandbagger

    Macchi M-5

    Hi all, The fuselage decal are now on. As the kit supplied decals are translucent and darker colours underneath show through, I had to cut out white decals for the roundels and skulls. Not easy but at least the darker wood colour doesn't show through, Mike
  28. 3 points
    Hey all- pressing on with the cabin- the Robbie tank won’t be installed. The CSAR birds have a section of fabric snapped to the aft bulkhead that the PJ’s equipment attaches to. I made this from Apoxie Sculpt. The equipment bags are from Reedoak and are a very close representation of the medical gear bags for the PJ’s. Also started sorting out the armor plating for the cabin floor- cheers Pete
  29. 3 points
    Dandiego

    Standing Down

    Thank you Kevin. This site is an important part of every day for me. I enjoy everything about this site. Thanks again for helping to bring it to my house. Dan
  30. 3 points
    TEST SHOT Vampire looks good so far. Bring it on HPH/Infinity! Only thing I don't like is the out of scale plastic cup in the background of pic 1, and the horrible wood grain decal on that cabinet in the background. The hand doesn't look realistic either as the fingers look 1/48! Maybe, I should wait to see it in person to draw a conclusion, hmmmmm? Lol Alfonso
  31. 3 points
    Not just my cup runnething over, now the saucer is too......
  32. 3 points
    Iain

    Hobbyboss F-84G Thunderjet

    Definitely fun Alain - and just what I needed, I think... Here's where we are - most sub-assemblies done, some even sanded. About to dive in and add some Airscale instruments to the instrument panel (the instrument decal that comes with the kit is crude and just doesn't look right) and detail paint the cockpit. Hopefully some more later... Iain
  33. 3 points
    Derek B

    Standing Down

    Your unselfish hard work and commitment has helped make this site what it is today - still one of the very best anywhere. Thank you for all your dedication and hard work that you have put into LSP over the past 10 years. I hope that you have time to make some models and 'hang around' a while longer in a more relaxed fashion! Derek
  34. 3 points
    Plane Crazy

    Standing Down

    Hi Kevin, Now, I have to be careful how I put this but I’m glad you’ve made the call. Over recent years, each time we speak, you’ve been so busy your opportunities to actually build have been greatly restricted. I hope that with whatever else your life consists of, your decision will assist you in enjoying the hobby from a building perspective and maybe even get back to the odd club meeting where we first met all those years ago. Thanks for all the hard work and the to the rest of the team to make LSP a regular stop off point when on the net. Take care Martin
  35. 3 points
    In a country across the North Sea, many years ago this kit was purchased and started as well as adding some aftermarket goodies. I have trimmed the KMC cockpit to fit the fuselage and scribed most of the panel lines. Some parts are glued together and sanded, but there's a fair bit of work left as I want to add the open electronics bay, "hyd hatch" and resin wheel wells. Some scratchbuilding will be required as well to make the Aero 3 catamaran launchers, and I need some resin wheels and AIM-9Bs. Would this be OK for entry? In terms of theme, it doesn't get much more "Cold War" than a Norwegian Starfighter...:)
  36. 3 points
    Subodai

    Standing Down

    I'm fairly new here but you made me feel very welcome immediately, so thank you for that. I've modded a few forums before so I know the feeling of stepping away, never taken lightly or without reserve. I hope everything is alright and that whatever life has dealt you, you can make a winning hand of it. This site and community is testament to all the work you've clearly put in, and what you have achieved, I think you should be proud of that definitely. Good luck and make plenty of lemonade. Sub
  37. 3 points
    Lothar

    Standing Down

    Thank you very much indeed for all your work and maintaining the best modelling site there is. Lothar
  38. 3 points
    Wolf Buddee

    Standing Down

    Well done Kev! You’ve been head honcho here since I‘ve been a member and your warm welcome was, and still is today, greatly appreciated! Hopefully it will be our good fortune to see more of your builds on the forums if that’s what living at the speed of life allows. Thanks for all your hard work! Cheers, Wolf
  39. 3 points
    tomprobert

    Standing Down

    Fair play, Kev. You’ll forever be a legend around these parts and your hard work and dedication never forgotten. Maybe with a bit more time on your hands you can get back to the bench and share some epic builds. All the best, Tom
  40. 3 points
    Anthony in NZ

    Standing Down

    Kev, you have been a legend with all the work you have put into LSP and I can assure you it was always appreciated! Glad you'll still be around showing us your lovely work and receiving your honest encouragement Thanks for all you did in those 10 years and......…..lets get some modelling done now aye! Cheers Anthony
  41. 3 points
    From memory, probably an original Matchbox Tigermoth, 1978. Bought purely because of the box art. That series of large scale Matchbox kits had the most gorgeous artwork!
  42. 3 points
    Thanks Troy. It is one of the kit schemes. Sometimes the box decals do the job. A couple did silver badly. My weathering removed it from sight, I am happy to say. Although I was concerned. Thanks again to everyone who has commented. I find myself inspired.
  43. 3 points
    matto21

    Eduard 1:48 Bf109 F-4

    Thank you! Tonight I've managed to paint the white sections using a mix of Tamiya XF-2 and XF-19, then oversprayed with LifeColor Incinerated White so they blend in with the spinner. And I managed to break the tail wheel leg...grrr Matt
  44. 3 points
    ....So I thought it's time to do your monthly shopping... off to the supermarket. I just wanted vegetables, fruit, water, shower gel/shampoo and soap.And milk for tea and porridge. walked in. chaos. every body pushing and etiquette gone out of the window. People scooping up not one Cucumber or lettuce but like 5 and 6... not one bag of orange but 4 or more. shelves empty... not to worry. I just need a salad stuff and I get a small lettuce, one half cucumber. MY usual kilo of bananas. Everything else I see being swiped into peoples trolleys in one fell swoop. panic not I only wanted a small amount. go to the toiletries... No soap left. no shower gel left... no shampoo left... one piece of Dove soap.. I put that in the trolley. Shelves empty. I watched adult male, his mother and father each with a trolley.. whatever the mother put in her trolley( they stood as if guarding the shelves .... trolley to trolley so no one else could get near ) the father and adult son did. it was like watching some comedy sketch! they they moved to alcohol (I do not drink at all)..... wait for it Gentlemen.... All three of them swooped every beer ,wines and other drinks into each one of trolleys . I could not believe MY brown eyes ... what the devil were people doing. Why would you want to buy such huge amount of food, toiletries, washing powder, drinks, bread, vegetables, cleaning stuff, painkillers (many shelves empty ) ... cough medicine ...etc etc etc . Goodness ME... I did not realise that people would go mad as to hoard even perishable goods. Honestly it was quite amazing watching this debacle. So today I saw gluttony in action... greed... and rudeness like I had never seen.. the only thing these greedy people didn't do (I watched many people as I wandered around doing MY monthly small one man/person shopping) was that they either sneezed or coughed or picked their noses or spat whilst talking WAS TO COVER THEIR STUPID MOUTHS with a Tissue/tissues when they sneezed. I was wary and kept well away and a thinly veiled scarf covered MY mouth and face,; wore gloves whilst shopping and DID NOT PICK ANYTHING that came into contact with the food items and I walked away in the opposite direction and avoided the general area where they had sneezed or coughed into an OPEN SPACE.. I took precaution I chose the till where NO ONE WAS IN front or behind as it was the last one AWAY from the entrance . And No one came later either. The girl behind the counter was wearing white latex gloves to keep thing safe as she put it.. great..she touched items with gloved hands.(She put clean ones on half way thru MY checkout because she had handled fish .) Only a Cop would take the longest route ..ME.. SO there you have MY monthly shopping action This CORONAVIRUS has a lot to answer for certain peoples behavior dontcha think. Okay Back to normal(if there is such a thing lately) transmission I am off to look at a He 110. I and totally Chilled and bemused by all this palaver. and yeah I washed MY hands when I had gotten home before I did anything else.. Soap and water for at least 30 seconds under HOT water to get rid of any germs etc etc ... Enjoy your weekends and take care around idiots like the ones I saw today. MARU 5137.
  45. 3 points
    Probably 1961 1/92 Revell Liberator
  46. 3 points
    kkarlsen

    F-16B Royal Danish Air Force (NATO)

    First small 'baby steps' on this build.. The Resin tail has been 'carved' out and I have started rebuilding the interior. Long ways still to go... Kent
  47. 3 points
    I have this purrfect Revell kit from 1959:
  48. 2 points
    Nice looking model. But I think in real life we now need to go to insect populating sprayers. There are almost no insects around here anymore, and the birds are suffering, and up the food chain.
  49. 2 points
    Dpgsbody55

    Standing Down

    Very sorry to hear this, Kevin. You will be missed, so I hope you'll call by from time to time. It's thanks to the warm greeting I got from you that I started on this forum. All your hard work here is very much appreciated. Best wishes for your future, Michael
  50. 2 points
    LukGraph

    Standing Down

    You are a "True Guardian" of model making! Thanks for your kindness and heart put in this LSP portal. All the best Lukgraph
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