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  1. Wow, almost 6 months to the day since my last post! What's been happening? Unfortunately not much on the fort, but we'll get to that in a minute. In the last 6 months I have: Left the Australian Army after 20 years of service, Done a stack of work to the house to get it ready to sell, Uprooted our life and everything we own and moved to New Zealand, Set up a new life, Sold the house, Joined the Air Force to do the same job! Squeezed everything we own 3 bedroom and 1 large workshop's worth of stuff into a very small 2 bedroom si
    11 points
  2. D Bellis

    Boxart

    This is my all-time favorite: Although, I'm also quite fond of Revell's original P-51B artwork in Gentile's markings, and of course their Snake Stuka. D
    10 points
  3. Winnie

    F-86K RNoAF

    OK, proof of life here! Managed to travel home from work, only 1 flight and not to the main terminal at home, only a small airline for local provincial work anyway. Also managed a run into a grocery store that was actually only missing eggs... funny. Anyway, here is the kit, New in box, with a few little bits of Eduard, Archer rivets, and AMS seat for the modified K's that happened after a few accidents during take-off. The paper sheet is my tentative masks for the Cola Red markings, with a Red tail (go figure)... It is for the Tail number 272, RI-F, most images I have
    10 points
  4. hi Chrish, thanks for sticking around this far into the build. I don't know about Canada, but over here they call it social isolation. I call it more time to do model aircraft building. My project is coming along a bit faster than in the last months. I finished the inlets with use of some small plastic parts to imitate the retraction mechanism: then mounted it on my Rhino: Sprayed the burner cans with Vallejo metallic steel and with Tamyia smoke on each edge of each blade: then mounted them, after which I could also glue the ailerons.
    9 points
  5. P-47D-40RA, Big Stud Coll. Robert Baseler, 325th FG kit: Hasegawa engine: Quickboost cockpit: Aires wheel Bay: Aires wheel: Barracuda studio stencils: HGW Decals: Cartograf Masks: home made paint: Alclad II, Gunze C Photo: my good frend Miloslav(thank you)
    8 points
  6. hello all, thanks for the kind replies, I also look forward to paint this monster. Done some work on the bow doors, this is how it looks until now overall view aft 20mm gun on the starboard side still has to be installed, but first I have to make the aft anchor winch I finally deceided what the diorama will look like, one drawback, my diorama base is too small enjoy, Rammstein
    8 points
  7. Some progress this past weekend. Finally got the resin nose and canopies fully integrated, primed, and re-scribed/riveted. Now waiting on the PE flaps so I can get started on the wing. I'm also going to try some of Archer's raised screw head details on the recessed cowl holes. I really wish I had a place set up to take better pics.
    6 points
  8. Dear Customers, As the coronavirus situation continues to evolve, we would like to inform you that the delivery time of your orders will take more than usual. It is due to temporary restrictions on international air transport, introduced by the Polish government last week. All kits are ready and packed, and will be shipped as soon as possible. We are monitoring the situation daily, and, as we do with any unusual event, we will keep you informed on the dates of shipments. I would like to personally thank you for your continued support and patience as we navigate this dynamic situation, wh
    6 points
  9. mark31

    1/12 Maserati 250F

    what im building at the moment is the maserati 250F from MFH its a multi media kit so far the first 4 steps are done and the engine is ready next step will be the engine frame keep on building my friends Mark
    5 points
  10. esarmstrong

    Boxart

    My two favorites
    5 points
  11. eoyguy

    Boxart

    It was:
    5 points
  12. BiggTim

    Boxart

    LOve it! This one is my fave: And this one:
    5 points
  13. sandbagger

    Macchi M-5

    Hi all, I'm calling the fuselage finished. I've scuffed the underside roundel to represent water wear. The fuselage was given a weathering coat of Dark Dirt clay wash 'Flory Models' to represent general grime, especially as crew and mechanics had to walk on the cockpit decking. It was then sealed with 'Alclad' Light Sheen (ALC-311) lacquer. A second light wash of White was applied to give an indication of salt spray and to highlight the fuselage panel nail lines, then sealed again. Now onto the wings, Mike
    5 points
  14. Consider this post my placeholder for now. I was going to join in with a Tamiya F-15C but changed my mind. I’ll now be joining with this. To go along with it I have the full Zactomodels upgrade set, ColdWar Studios MiG-29 Cockpit set, Begemot Decals and full stencil set(I’ll be doing the Aggressor with Wasp/Hornet on the tail) Master Pitot, a Quickboost ejection Seat (the Cold War Studios one doesn’t have belts but the Quickboost one does) and in case the intakes probe to be a pain I have the Quickboost inlet and exhaust covers. Won’t be doing any work on it until next week. The
    4 points
  15. 1/32 Hasegawa CMK wheel bay, cockpit Painting mask & decals by Z.Slavík Wheels & instrument panel Eduard All colours Mr.Paint/MRP
    4 points
  16. LSP_K2

    Boxart

    I think the original was the Don Gentile version.
    4 points
  17. I am really looking forward to the final result of your work. Great progress so far! Still I thought it is worth to point out that there is, when it comes to the base camouflage of the D-13, a second opinion deviating from Jerry's work. Obviously I am talking about JaPo's analyse published in Volume 2 of Focke Wulf Fw 190D camouflage and markings. Thanks for publishing the instructions for the Eagle Cals (correct me if I am wrong) here, I haven't seen them before. The main difference between Jerry on one side and JaPo on the other is that JaPo starts with a typical camouflaged Dora (two color
    4 points
  18. eoyguy

    Boxart

    Nice site here for the great old boxart: https://boxartden.com/gallery/index.php/ And one that made me want to spend my "hard earned" allowance every time I went in the Ben Franklin store (yes youngsters, models used to be sold in every dime store, department store or toy store in existence):
    4 points
  19. dodgem37

    Boxart

    Jack Lynnwood put out some truly fine cover art for Revell. All dynamic. Their P-40, Corsair, P-38, B-24. Love his work. For me, Shigeo Koike, his later work rather than his earlier work. His earlier work had a high color contrast, leaning mostly toward the complementary, with a high contrast between figure and ground. This does not make it bad. His early work is pretty darn good. For me, these two contrasts makes his earlier work difficult to look at. His later work shows a different relationship between figure and ground, and the use of color and light.
    4 points
  20. MikeC

    Boxart

    I like that one too - that was the first LSP I ever built. I rather liked the 109G box art too: I don't think the artist intended it, but I always thought it looked like it was raining.
    4 points
  21. DrDave

    IBG PZL P11c

    OOB apart from the Master barrel guns. Superb kit. great fit. Paints are MRP. This one didn't carry a radio.
    3 points
  22. 1/32 A7- Corsair finished build complete, I used the verlinden navy carrier tractor, Reedoak’s figures and Eduard MK 84 bombs, along with resin electronics bays and wheel wheels, it’s a pain to build, but over come it and it’s a nice model, painted with MRP paints, this isn’t it’s true base she will join the F-14 Tomcat and F-4 on the carrier deck I built for a collector in London enjoy.
    3 points
  23. I’ll be getting a Revell MiG-21 PF soon, and I’ll be building it for this GB. Once I receive the kit, I’ll start the WIP.
    3 points
  24. Progress made on this, too. Three of the base colors were painted this weekend. Needs a little touch up on the RLM 76, then on to the first layer of green camo. When would you guys put suggest that I put on the markings and stencils? The painting guide on the back cover of Crandall's great book is a little misleading. It seems to suggest that the national markings and stencils all go on right after the 76 and 75 colors (stage 1), and get painted over with the camo (stages 2 and 3), BUT then seems to show them clear and sharp AFTER the camo is done. I'm leaning toward p
    3 points
  25. Chek

    Hawker Kestrel FGA1

    I'm not at all sure why I'm doing this. I've already got a perfectly good and exciting challenge to hand with Alan Wilson's Icelandic big 1/32nd Bucc resin masterpiece, never mind the shelf of procrastination if not quite doom and the aftermath of a recent house move to be getting on with. But whatever the reason, Revell's 1/32 Harrier hit the doorstep today (it's chunky enough to withstand the impact) and I couldn't resist a look. Mainly because of nostalgia - I first took a crack at it in 1975 - but also because of reports that it most closely resembled a P1127(RAF) and therefore
    3 points
  26. 3 points
  27. https://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/dxm01-3509.htm Just the project if you like JASDF Rhinos and decaling....REALLY like decaling. Don
    3 points
  28. getting closer availabel in May 2020 as posted on britmodellr https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235066038-132-messerschmitt-bf108-taifun-by-eduard-spruesmarkings-release-may-2020/ Eduard leaflet https://www.eduard.com/out/media/distributors/leaflet/leaflet2020-05en.pdf
    3 points
  29. Yellow stripes masked: Green was then sprayed and the masks removed.: Again, the edges are a little rough and some cleaning-up will be necessary.
    3 points
  30. 1/32 Revell kit HGW wet transfers Eduard Look instrument panel, mask Barracuda wheels Eagle Cals #138 All colours MRP
    2 points
  31. Here it is, finally i finished this kit, so far the best HH-60G kit in the market, figures are from Live Resin
    2 points
  32. LSP_K2

    Boxart

    Two more of my favorites.
    2 points
  33. MikeC

    Boxart

    I certainly remember building that Ju 87 from the box with that artwork, and it was the biggest model I'd ever built to date at the time. I also did the Corsair, which wasn't that much smaller. Nobody's mentioned Revell's Fw 190D yet - not packed with shoot-'em-up action, yet imo it really captures the speed and urgency of a scramble to meet yet more B-17s, B-24s and P-51s. And yes, I've built this one too in my youth.
    2 points
  34. Dennis7423

    Boxart

    Always a favorite, and a nostalgic one to boot! I remember falling in love with this kit as a kid, and the box art still grabs me every time I see it: Revell 1/32 P-51B, original boxing. 4773bt by Dennis SAuter, on Flickr - Dennis S. Thornton, CO USA
    2 points
  35. BiggTim

    Boxart

    Ya that one kicks ass!!
    2 points
  36. Outstanding response and I'll be changing my cleaning routine based on yours. One thing I think you forgot to mention is cleaning out the nozzle protector, which I clean with a solvent soaked old brush. Even with lacquers a thin coat of dried paint is there.
    2 points
  37. LSP_Mike

    Boxart

    I was kind of pointing to 1/32 specifically, but I see a lot of good art. I have the Revell Skyraider with the John Steele boxart. It is stunning.
    2 points
  38. SimonCornes

    Hawker Kestrel FGA1

    Thanks for that Charles. It seems like I have deflected you off your Bucc path!! Apologies for that. I have a P.1127 (RAF) in build for the last 3 or 4 years. I am scratch building a cockpit and ground to a halt whilst realising I'd got the angle of the HUD unit relative to the instrument panel wrong and also running out of steam making straps for the seat! Fortunately I can carry on in due course, hopefully before someone produces an accurate tin wing Harrier and then I have another 3 to produce a GR3, T2 and FRS1. Not ambitious at all! With the P.1127(RAF) you have to be very precise about w
    2 points
  39. dmthamade

    Boxart

    Can't forget the Hasegawa kits buy Shigeo Koike. Great stuff.
    2 points
  40. One of the coolest schemes you can use the Tamiya kit for oob.. The ADTW is a unit involved with testing so it not surprising to see an old non Kai with them. Aerodynamic testing doesnt need the latest ecm and radar gear..
    2 points
  41. And the really weird part is the fact this recent scheme demonstrates an unknown number of flying airframes were not upgraded to the Kai standard...
    2 points
  42. sandbagger

    Macchi M-5

    Hi all, The fuselage is progressing with the stripes and Latin legend 'Frangar Non Flectar'. Just the three metal hatch covers to add and final weathering and finish, including the fuselage nail lines. Then onto the wings, Mike
    2 points
  43. hello all have made one of the 20mm platforms, the one in front of the bridge, 2 more to go enjoy Rammstein
    2 points
  44. Not quite as agricultural as you might think, Anthony, but still perhaps a generation behind the best V-12'a available at the time. There were about 129,000 engines built, and they powered quite a few of the well known Russian planes, as well as a few P.40's and P.39's. It was a big engine compared to the Allison and Merlin at 35 litres and had three valves per cylinder; 2 inlet and 1 exhaust, together with single stage, two speed supercharging. The induction system was on the outside of the heads, resulting in siamesed ports and reverse flow heads, as Tim's picture shows. This
    2 points
  45. Hi Chrish, neither can I! I am indeed postponing this build quite a lot my my plan for a piece of carrier deck. But nevertheless making good progress: Put the lines on the deck and pre drilled the tie-down holes. tie downs have been printed by Shapeways in the mean time. The weld seams between deck plates were made with Vallejo putty: Then I used a yoghurt-like primer to glue tiles onto tiles. I had that stuff as left over some years ago, already then I saw how there is very fine sand particles in there and how its structure would make a good anti-slip
    2 points
  46. and sprues review over on DSV https://www.detailscaleview.com/2020/01/eduard-32-bf108-taifun-sprues-review.html
    2 points
  47. pics of sprues at Nurnberg Toy Fair 2020 posted over on britmodeller
    2 points
  48. I might go there too..............there are some seriously pretty Civi schemes out there. The choices are seemingly endless............ Or even this one...............technically still Civi, and no crooked crosses to deal with if one doesnt want to........
    2 points
  49. A couple more pics from yesterday. I made up an ammo can holder out of litho plate. It probably should have lightning holes in it to be perfectly accurate, but all my punches are rusted up at the moment from months of not being used, one of the joys of living in a high humidity environment! A really quick paint up of my 3D printed ammo cans.... they came up really nicely! And installed in the nose. Looking pretty busy now! Time to hit the other side Cheers, Craig
    2 points
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