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  1. So, I haven't forgotten about modeling, but things have been weird these past couple weeks! Go figure?! More progress on the interior. I need to get some instrument decals coming to fill in the blanks Trumpeter left me, so if you have suggestions on where to buy and brand, shout it out. It's not a lot of progress, but progress none the less. Feel free to point out errors or things that can be added......and yep, there are a couple pieces still missing on the sidewalls (throttle and antenna wire spool).
    13 points
  2. A Dora build???? Do tell! Is it the Hasegawa 1/32 scale kit? Some fill work around the oil cooler intake... The wings have been glued together. Test fitting the wings to the fuselage... The canvas covers have been glued into place...
    12 points
  3. discus

    Mirage 2000C 1/32 KH

    Hello The lock down built... and a bit more since we are unlocked since 11th may in France. A lot was already said on this kit: weird/wrong choices on some parts (extended slats only forcing to some surgery to correct this), many mistakes in the instruction sheet (wrong part items, left and righ side inverted, etc) poor decal sheet, etc. Anyway, in the end the kit is not so bad. It is rather a good one and I had a lot of fun building it (despite the negs mentioned above). One important thing when building a KH kit: you need to be well documented. The bo
    11 points
  4. Ted Barrett

    Revell ME 110C

    Hi Guys, Hope the picture works. It's been a long time since I used Imgur and I'm not sure about how to do it...lol!
    8 points
  5. mark31

    Su-25UB

    few steps further in the build now again time for filling and sanding Mark
    7 points
  6. I've been taking a break from the build to work on another subject, but here is where I am for the time being. I still have some touching up to do, but not too much further to go. Cheers, Tom
    7 points
  7. spacewolf

    positive WNW info ?

    Not trying to stir the pot... I ordered a kit from WNW just as the shutdown and controversy happened. I figured one way or another that in time all would come clear. This morning I finally got an E-mail from them.. looks like they are shipping my kit shortly. ....." Hi Vaughn Due to the global freight issues we are experiencing, we are choosing to send your order via Fedex which allows for tracking of the package. This is at no extra cost to you as we appreciate the delay you have experienced and we want to ensure your order arrives safely at your door. To send a pa
    6 points
  8. Ever since I started to build the Echelon E E Lightning F6 vacuform kit, and found it so well engineered and enjoyable, I've been looking around for their other iconic British jet, the Hawker Hunter. Similarly as rare as hen's teeth, the only one I've seen for sale was in California and they rejected my (I thought) reasonable offer a few months ago. But casually browsing eBay last week.......lo and behold one of my Holy Grails, in Britain and with a starting price of £10.00! There were only two serious bidders in contention and I got it for half the price I was willing to go to. It arrived
    6 points
  9. Trumpeter Harrier II AV8B
    6 points
  10. Been working on the upper turret, I decided to sand all the ribbing off except for the gun barrel openings, I am trying to make it look more like the "common" Martin turret domes. I had some Eduard 50 cal guns so I decided to switch out the kit guns for them and some brass barrels. I also had to add a gun sight, Hobby Boss made the arms that hold it but didn't bother to make anything to go between them.... I finally was able to go to my office and do a little 3D drawing, I made a new engine crankcase to go with the cobbled up B-17 engine cylinders, drew them up th
    6 points
  11. Thanks a lot, compared to many guys here I'm like a kid who just learned to color inside the lines! some work done on the nose gear, work still in progress. moving some furniture in to the office Thank you for looking
    6 points
  12. discus

    Yak 3 Special Hobby 1/32

    Hello, Here are some picts of a kit I completed some time ago (before lock down and all this mess) It was a fun built of a nice looking plane but this was mostly a test kit : I've always used Humbrol paints since the beginning. But since some time quality dropped below acceptable: they are not covering enough, pigments form a mash in the can... So I moved to Xtracolors (still a stinky enamel unfortunalty but since I used brushes, it is difficult to find a good acrylic) Although I read a lot on forums about the drying time necessary for these paints, I
    5 points
  13. Finished up the upper turret this morning, happy with the results, I think that it looks much better with all the frame work sanded off the dome, I also sanded the top of the dome a little flatter as the earlier martin turrets were, I was a little apprehensive to sand too much as I didn't want to go through the top...
    5 points
  14. Hasn't been much modelling going on recently unfortunately! Just a short update, next layer of weathering on the undersides using oils. Those bare wheel wells hurt my eyes, but I committed to doing this as a heritage build sans AM so I'm going to have to live with it. Hopefully people won't look under the model very often!
    5 points
  15. hey folks Hi Levier - that is what I thought, so that is what I have done for now Thanks Alain - yes, I saw the radiator is different and have started making up those shapes, once the PE arrives I can sort it out So while I wait for the PE, a few little things done.. ..the big under fuselage airscoop needed a resin nose so I could hollow it out so this was thrown in a mould.. ..then cast and starting to drill out the waste.. ..and it's good enough to skin when the time comes.
    5 points
  16. Hey all- not much to show..still riveting along, but I needed to pull the tail wheel assembly together before I close up the fuselage. many Pavehawks have wheel and strut parts painted in the standard Army helo drab- an interesting contrast against the USAF Gunship grey- This part not done, but close! the wheel is an aftermarket from Resicast- cheers Pete
    5 points
  17. And as if by magic here is a little update. The kit has a separate tail, probably to allow for other versions, the instructions would have you join the two tail parts and add them after the fuselage was joined, however looking at several other builds people have joined the fuselage and tail halves first. This made a lot of sense to me as a small gap in the fuselage top and bottoms seam would be easier to sort out than a join line in the fuselage, if that makes any sense. So that is what I did and it worked great. Cheers Dennis
    4 points
  18. $30 USD for the basics. Rick
    4 points
  19. Hi all, The top decking panel has its photo-etch panels fitted (the quarter turn fasteners will be fitted later). I'd previously fitted photo-etch hinges to the panel, however the 'Brengun' photo-etch panels include these hinges. Also the tail skid support brackets are fitted. Well, I thought I'd covered all the necessary changes before starting the build. However I've found other changes that need to be done. The right fuselage half from the kit has a scooped vent, which was not fitted to the early D.III, so that was removed and filled.
    4 points
  20. And here's a view of the other rear fuselage section. I still have to add the radio tray and supports plus a basic box to depict the radio. As you can see I created a false floor over the fuselage bottom. This was required to hide the plastic tabs I added to strengthen the seam between the fuselage halves. I put a section of plastic card in hot water and put it on the small diameter glass bottle to cool while being secured with rubber bands. This gave the correct curvature to simulate the belly before adding the strips. Here as well, tons of dry fit attempts were required to be sure the strips
    4 points
  21. So having gone back and dealt with that seam, we're on to painting. Because I'm still new to this hobby and trying to learn methods that work well in my hands, I'm going to try something a bit new. Because this plane will have an overall monochrome finish (Tamiya IJA Gray), I'm going to try to achieve some interesting tonal variation by dint of pre-painting ahead of that final color coat, rather than doing the base color first and then trying to modify over the top of it. What I'm thinking is to: First underpaint the fabric-covered control surfaces to emphasize the 'shadows' between
    4 points
  22. The detail painting is complete and the parts are ready to be put together, the Aero detail book was invaluable for this, as normal I used cocktail sticks to pick out the small details as I find this easier that using a brush. All the parts laid out ready to go. Detail shots which as usual show up the missing paint and bad bits. The instrument panel using MDC Decals All ready to go Cheers Dennis
    4 points
  23. Thanks for staying with this one chaps! Whilst I continue to finish and the top fuselage surface, in a rare moment of free time I thought I'd make some progress on the wings, or more the point, the wing lighting. F-15s have three lights on each wing and I've approached each differently for differing reasons. All of the light areas required considerable thinning of the plastic (which is quite thick on this kit) to make room for the light sources and especially the wiring. I also thinned the training edge while I was at it (a scale 4cm thick!). The wingtip formation lights need to ma
    3 points
  24. Great work again Pat! Your crankcases look far better than my efforts! Craig
    3 points
  25. Good show, John. Being raised in Virginia I too had painted nails and wood paneling just like that! Sincerely, Mark
    3 points
  26. Love the pic! Gives me flashbacks - my workbench as a kid was also the floor with newspaper spread out! Wheel wells look terrific BTW!
    3 points
  27. D 510 was powered by a 860 cv engine , instead of the 690 cv engine for the D500 ., armament , was different : two 7,7 mm guns for the D 500 ,one 20mm cannon ( that shot through the prop spinner ) + 7,5 mm guns in the wings for the D 510
    3 points
  28. This time it's for real! We're restarting tomorrow! Of course I'll have a lot less time for building, but the saving grace for my sanity is that I've done more building in the last three months than I have in the last decade. Soon I'll be back to 12 - 16 hour days but I'm going to try harder to make the time to keep my projects going. Both my Komet and my '104 are close to finishing and I don't want to stop.
    3 points
  29. To put that awesome comment into persepctive, this is from 2008 when Mike Grant's Smoke-rings caused an uproar among simpler minds that insisted they would kill the hobby: http://www.hyperscale.com/2008/reviews/decals/mgdmugreviewse_1.htm D
    3 points
  30. A little (slow) progress. I had to make some plunge mould tools to replicate the (handed) cockpit elbow room 'blisters'. However, my wood is packed away, so what could I use as a substitute? The answer was to use a piece from an old demolished plant trestle frame, which appears to be made of a honeycomb type imitation plastic wood material (needs must!).
    3 points
  31. What? No one likes the retro pic? Too personal? Ok... back to business... I fiddled with the resin prop yesterday. I used a piece of aluminum tube to serve as the prop shaft. The Barracuda jig that helps line up the prop blades to spinner also comes with a guide to center the hole in the back of the prop. The hole came out a little messy but it is centered. The prop assembly is a friction fit so that I can remove it for shipping. The blades still need to be removed from their casting blocks and cleaned up. Jumping
    3 points
  32. A bit done in the office using the Daco book for info and other builds found here. My paint work looks kind of rough in the pictures but better in real life (my story and I'm sticking to it) Thanks for looking
    3 points
  33. Thanks guys! Before I give an update on this build, I wanted to share this photo that my wife had on her phone. I must be around 10-12 years old... early 70's in Virginia. Building a model with some fishing rods in waiting behind me. Some things never change! I spent the weekend wrestling the RB Productions 109G-6 wheel wells into place. First step was to glue the small wheel bumps into place and fill the locating tabs as they can be seen through the open wheel well. Some preliminary removals were in order... the raised wheel well detail on the inside surfac
    3 points
  34. Got around to finishing the pilot's seats added some Eduard B-17 belts. I decided to put the seats in 2 different positions as the kit comes with both seats all the way back to the bulkhead, I simply put a piece of styrene strip in the back notch of the left hand seat rails and knifed in a new pair of notches on the front portion of the rails, just thought it would look a little interesting.... Also started putting the Eduard engine set parts into the back end of the engine nacelles, I was going to glue them into the nacelles but I realized it was easier to glue
    3 points
  35. Finally finished the wings other than thinning down the ailerons which will be easy compared to what was already done. I have moved onto the interior which is quite a few parts, for the most part all fits good except for a couple of the small bulkheads in the tail and the cockpit bulkhead, floor and instrument panel need to be reduced in width a little for the fuselage to close up. Also put the Eduard cockpit set in . I wanted to make the engines look a little better, I had purchased HK models B-17 engine sprues a while ago when th
    3 points
  36. Thanks to Alfonso for some items he pointed out in Archers SBD-3 build, I've updated some items on my SBD-5. Removed the extra rear control stick and left the mounted spare on the port side. Painted the "gust lock" between the pilots rudder controls red and I also changed the rear outside flooring to look something like canvas on the rear of the cockpit. Probably need to weather this more to get a better look, still. Thanks for looking!
    3 points
  37. I've been playing around with the idea of doing our factory spec P-51 stencils as dry transfers. Even when printed by Cartograf, you're still looking at a clear carrier film on a gleaming NMF airplane unless you use some kind of dry or HGW type wet transfers. I've never found any company that knows how to do the HGW style, and Cartograf tells me that technology leaves something to be desired (they've experimented with it). But I know that dry transfers give good results when used properly. Yes, they can be a PITA to apply, but most of the stencils on the Mustang go on flat or simply curved
    2 points
  38. Sukhoi SU-7 1/48 OEZ - Restoring old model, built at the end of past century, as India AF Thunderbirds display team, survived few movings and shelf fallouts, now restored and completed as " Chosŏn inmin'gun hangkong mit banhangkonggun" - The Korean People's Army Air and Anti-Air Force Su-7s (Su-7BMK) based at Sunchon . 20+ were delivered from SSSR in late 1970's. Kit parts before rebuild started. Only five photos/movie screenshots found, And quick restoring build results,
    2 points
  39. Not that there is anything wrong with that but... painted nails were not a part of my childhood memories!
    2 points
  40. Interesting! It looks the bomb sprues are indeed new as they are different from the type released in their Kamikaze A6M7: https://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/kits/has/pages/has_08249_parts4.shtml This is not the most impressive release but at least this demonstrates Hasegawa can still create new large scale plane sprues.
    2 points
  41. Nicely done Pat. The engines look awesome.
    2 points
  42. Thank you for your orders Gents. Almost all payments comes. Please give me 2 days to pack it all. Hope that all orders will be send this friday. Thank you, JAN
    2 points
  43. And just to add to the new experience factor, since that Tamiya IJA Gray is only available in the "rattle can" packaging, I'll be figuring out how to decant and degas it so I can use it with the airbrush. Based on reading threads here and elsewhere, that hopefully shouldn't be difficult.
    2 points
  44. Gorgeous work as always, Tolga! Your upper surface camo demarcations are *perfectly* done! Not hard edged, but not too feathered. Absolutely inspiring!
    2 points
  45. Greif8

    Bf109 E-4 Sortie Prep

    I got a lot of rather mundane stuff done over the past day or so. Most of it was just basic assembly and sanding/buffing work, but there are few photo worthy things to post. I decided to fit the starboard wing to the fuselage while waiting for a reply from Dragon on the broken part. The fit was pretty good and I only had to add a bit of putty to the lower half of the join. I also installed the upper cowling and machine gun cover to their respective locations. Those who have built this kit know those are two areas that can prove a challenge to get installed. The upper cowling turned out t
    2 points
  46. Sadly, the Bighorn Ridge fire about a mile from my house has now jumped the top of the ridge and descended into Pima Canyon, which essentially empties out into my neighborhood. Fingers crossed the wind keeps doing what it's doing and pushing it the other way. There are two fire crews on the ground (in *very* rugged terrain) fighting it, and as of this afternoon a civilian Chinook dropping water as needed. I was out a bit ago trying to photograph the Chinook when this little guy showed up to check out me and the dogs. He's the Hulk of hummingbirds, a broad billed humming
    2 points
  47. 2 points
  48. mark31

    Su-25UB

    tank you all more work done te cockpit is in and the fit is great only a bit off sanding to do also didt filling sanding and a test wit paint to see iff i did my job good still needs a bit off work but looks already good to me Mark
    2 points
  49. mark31

    Su-25UB

    small update on the pit Didt some work on the front ip still needs the hud Thats it for now Mark
    2 points
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