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  1. Alrighty folks! Some of you might remember my stalled scratch built 1/24th EA-6B. Check it out here: Lost the oomph and was in over my head, but I knew I could do better. I've learned loads since I started it, and some of it just wasn't up to snuff. I tossed it in the trash about a month ago and am ready to try again. This time it'll be with a Trumpeter 1/32 A-6E, which I'll convert (similar to the way Grumman built it back in the day: i.e. take a pretty sweet airframe, mess up the CG and a bunch of other stuff and make a beast!) This box just showed up tonight:
    13 points
  2. And some detail shots. Next stage will be to paint the metal areas, nose cone and smaller details.
    13 points
  3. mark31

    B-58 1/32

    on reqeust some pics off the B-58 This is what you get im not going to discuss on how acurate this one is for me it looks like a B-58 so im happy and it will be a lot off fun I placed a few parts on the cutting mat and thats size A3 so you get a idee about the size still a lot off resaerch to do before i start this one buti have another vac to try first Mark
    10 points
  4. I've managed to finish and paint most of the interior. I added outer panels to the weapons pylons, first aid kits, and details to the left collective since Kitty Hawk didn't add them. Otherwise, I painted with Tamiya Rubber Black, added a wash mix of black oils and Mig pastel pigment, and a drybrush with dark grey paint. Looking forward to getting the fuselage finished! Cheers, Tom
    9 points
  5. Hi everyone! Hope you're all doing well. After some preparation time spent sanding off small imperfections and smoothing the airframe I finally started with the camouflage painting. I was planning to depict the ACM2003 winner and had done the initial camo pattern as such. However, I eventually changed my mind and went with airframe 27-8306 as I was able to find some good reference pics with some nice weathering. Because of that, the tailfin pattern is slightly different. I also based the underside painting on an RF-4EJ picture instead as I couldn't find any phot
    8 points
  6. The He 162 is almost finished, I still have to cut masks for various markings but don't feel like spending time on it right now. The Kingfisher box has been staring at me for well over a year. I had started engine construction and I must say I never had a more disappointing and frustrating start to a kit in my life before. In the box the kit looks to be awesome. And it IS. Detail seems very nice overall. Why did I throw everything back in to the box over a year ago? The plastic: soo brittle that smaller parts just burst in to pieces very easily. The sprue gates
    7 points
  7. chrish

    Heinkel 111 H-2 finished

    A bit more progress on the model, mostly painting stuff but, some assembly; annnnd because I told them I would mention their product...(I had a few emails with them) Mission Models paint was initially used on the bombs but because it washed off during the decal application I had to repaint the bombs with Vallejo...seriously! the decal water washed off the paint! I found ref's indicating the bomb bay and internals were RLM 02 but then saw pics that showed the bomb racks were painted RLM 66. I had a bit of confusion until I decided to paint the racks RLM 02 then RLM 66 ov
    7 points
  8. Hi Guys, Some more work on the Pulse Jets for the Ef-126 for the Mistel. I got the base colours down a few days ago and decided to add more metallics and heat staining. I managed to screw up by adding too much Chrome at one point so darkened down again using Mission Models Transparent Medium with a drop of black to give dark tint. Then I used the Transparent Medium again but tinted with Orange and Blue for the heat staining. Revised base colours. The mix was 40 Black 60 Cold Rolled Steel then eyeballed amounts of Chrome in the mix. Got it too light and recovered a
    6 points
  9. chrish

    Heinkel 111 H-2 finished

    forgot these;
    6 points
  10. Hello all This is my latest build, I-16 Rata from Revell/ICM in 1:32 Sorry for bad photos , done with mobile phone.. Hope u like the little guy
    5 points
  11. Thanks guys! Ah yes...very interesting point! Weathering of clear parts is not something that I've attempted. At this stage in my modeling development, I've invested a certain amount of effort in detailing cockpits AND I prefer to position my canopies closed SO... my goal has been to make the clear parts as clear as possible. All of the final bits have been added and I've strung the aerial. Which means... this one is done! Photos of the completed model have been posted on the Ready For Inspection board...
    5 points
  12. Cheeky little update following weathering, flat coat and cockpit reveal. Super happy with the polishing that removed the canopy seam. There’s a few bits of artistic license that I’ve applied. I don’t need an accurate Hornet, I want a good looking Hornet. It’s ended up being another gear up display. I tried to build the plastic parts onto the G-Factor legs.....lost some tiny pieces to the eternally fed carpet monster. It’s gonna make a fine display partner to my Alaskan Aggressor Viper I think.
    5 points
  13. First of the molds ready and first one cast in resin, the ejection seat. Cheers
    5 points
  14. For sure? Who knows? Who cares, considering how many unbuilt kits we all have in our stashes. So we have lots to do while waiting for it. But it is so much fun waiting and expecting, just drooling with anticipation. I squeeze every ounce of pleasure out of large scale modeling as you can see. Happy happy joy joy !!! Stephen
    5 points
  15. Here is my recently completed 1/32 Hasegawa Bf109G-14 build of Erich Hartmann's Double Chevron. The aftermarket items used in this build include: 1. MDC Bf109G-14 Cockpit Set 2. MDC Bf109G Tail Wheel 3. RB Productions Bf109G-6 Wheel Wells 4. Resin exhausts (maker unknown) 5. Strategic Ordnance Works Bf109G Landing Gear 6. Barracuda Bf109G-6 Spinner and Prop 7. Barracuda Bf109G-6 Oil Cooler Fairing Major markings were painted with custom cut masks from my Silhouette Portrait cutter. AK Real Color paints were used to establish the underlying RLM74/
    4 points
  16. So I haven't posted anything new for quite a while, but believe me I have complete several projects and have some big ones in progress, and even more I'm gathering aftermarket for (Don't tell my wife :-). This is the Tamiya 1/32 F-16CJ, which is a great kit on its own but I decided to backdate into an F-16A OCU for the USN/USMC. I used the True Details 1/32 F-16A cockpit (it required a lot of sanding, trimming, and swearing to get it to fit, but it now fits like a glove and I can even close the canopy with no problems), GT Resin 1/32 NSI inlet, a generous gift of the Tamiya 1/32 F-16C Thunde
    4 points
  17. Small progress. Pennies super glued into the nose. And wooden supports bolted to the plastic fuselage blank. Dan
    4 points
  18. 3 points
  19. F-106 vac, a big thank you to Jack! Big kit, green 12" ruler for comparison. More surface detail that I thought there would be. Dan
    3 points
  20. engine test shots posted on Lukgraph FB page
    3 points
  21. Oh Fudge , when the heck will I ever learn to type, read and spell all at the same time!!! - "Sir, as a Scotsman , can you tell me what is worn under the kilt?" "well Ma'am I have to say in my case nothing is worn, it's all in perfect working order" Appropriate edit now made!
    3 points
  22. I built the MH-60L when it came out. Compared to the Academy Blackhawk, it's much more detailed. Like any offering from Kitty Hawk - if you take your time and read the instructions carefully it will build into a really nice kit. I think the biggest flaw in the kit is the split fuselage - the belly needs reinforcement to keep its shape - a better design in my opinion would have been a three piece fuselage consisting of a solid lower and two upper halves. Like other KH kits there are a couple of issues raised about accuracy in spots, but I'm very happy with mine. Honestly I might go back in for
    3 points
  23. Our next book is currently at the printers and it is the first one in a new series on aircraft carriers. When we worked on the Harrier book, we had the opportunity to stay for some time on board the Spanish carrier Juan Carlos I and made so much photos that we decided to make a book on the ship. More books are planned, but unfortunately, some visits have been cancelled due to the Corona virus. Anyway, here are the cover and some samples of the new book for you: Lots and lots of Harriers: but also helicopter action:
    3 points
  24. Hi, a moderate sized box arrived here today in Lower Hutt with one very large model in it. While I didn't actually work on either Andover SQN, as the Resident Engineering Officer at Harewood Airport in the early to mid 1990s the team I managed there were responsible for repair of most of the components, the engines and repaints. I flew on them many times and once we standardised the avionics fits and shake them down, they did sterling service for New Zealand. Re the engines, they were RDa12s, the biggest and most powerful version of the Dart and different in many ways
    3 points
  25. waitaminute ... There’s a Ju.52 in development and originally it was due for release later this year. We know that timeframe is obviously not going to happen ... but the only part of that listing (ostensibly) that is incorrect is that product code. so while the product code is incorrect - there will be a 1/32 Ju.52 by HKM - at some point. Rog
    3 points
  26. I am thinking with some of this re-scribing stuff you are better off using the Archer Transfer representations:
    3 points
  27. Hi guys, here are a few I Phone pics to prove that this build is alive and well. I have run into a few challenges but am really enjoying the kit. This part of the CWS cockpit fit is ok... needs quite a bit of filling and sanding but that's no problem on this section. The LERX extension as it is right now. I must say I thought this would be a lot easier than it is turning out to be, getting the right contour seems to be almost impossible. I am using the Zacto exhausts which are incredible. My approach to replicating the various shades of silver, g
    3 points
  28. The last bits are being added like all of the antennae and the wing tip lights... The canopy masks have been pulled off. Always a little bit of suspense with this step although I've always had great experiences with the Eduard masks.
    3 points
  29. So, some silver on the beastie! This is kcolor natural metal steel. At first when I was spraying it, I was increasingly despondent because I thought it would be shinier (is steel ever shiny?) but 24 hours on I'm not too displeased.......not 100% happy but happy-ish. I still have the undersides to do and I may yet still give it a final mist over and perhaps a gloss coat later. Once again it's brighter in the flesh than in these pics!!
    3 points
  30. Hi guys. I just got the Haynes book with the starter handle picture. This means I have another item to scratchbuild as it looks the Mk.I indeed used it... (The Mk.II had the Coffman starter). In the meanwhile, I quickly modified the seat armor I had made to replicate one type that looked to be common on the Mk.I. I also corrected the De Havilland propeller blades of the more recent Revell kit. I already mentioned I will use the propeller from that kit as it is far better. The blades are not that bad but the tip section width is too large. You c
    3 points
  31. The Cheetah E masters are finally completed, and now they can be prepared for making the molds Cheers
    3 points
  32. Hi LSP forum fans, I would like to share a few pictures of my F7F 3P Tigercat 1/32 by HpH Models. There is a gallery of the Tigercat build and also pictures of some of my other models on https://www.mhscalemodels.com/
    2 points
  33. https://www.scalemates.com/kits/hk-models-01e033-junkers-ju-52-3m--1295296?fbclid=IwAR0io5ZXMFiHEqQhM2LFtqgvnyH_LwjIACSE0zj5fSEhEIK88xTOVjq7t-g
    2 points
  34. Hey guys, I would like to share a few pictures of my build of Messerschmitt BF 109E-7 TROP 1:32 by HGW Models. If you would like to see pictures of the entire build, please visit my web https://www.mhscalemodels.com
    2 points
  35. Hi all, The full rigging has been completed now for the flying, landing wires and the various cross bracing wires. The elevator has been fitted and its four control lines installed. Remaining jobs to complete are the aileron control rods in the upper wing, engine cowl retaining plates bracing wires), propeller and its spinner and finally the windscreen. After that it will be completing the figures and display case/base, Mike
    2 points
  36. engine 3D test print posted on Lukgraph FB page
    2 points
  37. I didn't realise Scotsmen wore thongs under their kilt. I'll get my coat. Regards, Pete in RI
    2 points
  38. Hey everyone, It's been a while since I posted a build here. I'm not good enough to be a slow builder, but there has been a lot of armor and other scale stuff that I've spent time on. Once in a while, there is a photo that pops up that just know you must do. Sometimes, I find that other modellers have already beat me to the punch, and I need to find another scheme. I did Wollf's D.Va by WNW a couple years ago, and although I enjoyed every minute of it, I felt like I was just 'assembling' somebody else' fantastic work once finished. This has caused me to give away the remainder of
    2 points
  39. That was fantastic. Seems like a real good guy too.
    2 points
  40. Great work John, that is a remarkably distortion-free canopy!
    2 points
  41. here's a few other progress pics ( hope they seem clearer to you than they do to me!) Blue Skies! Captain Boogaloo
    2 points
  42. Thanks guys! Always appreciate the positive comments! What another one? I've already done one K-4... As well as a G-6/AS... And a G-10 Erla...
    2 points
  43. Hi Thierry, you probably have this already but just in case this is from my Edgar file. https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234975928-spitfire-armor-plates-in-cockpit-shape-and-dimensions/ Genuine Mk.I Pilot's Notes are in the hen's teeth section; I got this from the National Archives, though the Mk.II is very similar. Items 1 are the pull-handles for the release cables to the parachute flare tubes; when they were deleted, the recognition device, with its cable replaced them. Cheers Dennis
    2 points
  44. I use them for mixing small quantities of 5-minute epoxy as well as handheld masks and palettes for oil paints.
    2 points
  45. Thanks again gents. Thanks Brett. I have used every scriber made: Tamiya, Squadron, Hasegawa, UMM, Creos (with exchangeable bits), needle in a pin vice and a few others I forget right now, but I always come back to my Trumpeter Scriber (TS), but not just one of them, because I use 2. Depending on the properties of the plastic or resin, width of panel line and how deep I want the panel line, I like to use a relatively dull TS, followed by a sharp TS. If you use the sharp one right away, it tends to grab stuff and take on a path of it's own, making a mess. A dull TS us
    2 points
  46. Hand-held masks when you need such a thing - I do occasionally, just to cover up something I don't want to expose to overspray. Very useful for shading ribs on wings etc which have them visible.
    2 points
  47. Use them as palettes to test your airbrush. Kirk
    2 points
  48. dutik

    Make the others jealous

    It might be useful to seal the decals into a ziploc bag before exposing them to the elements. The bag doesn't affecting the UV light, but protects the decals against dirt and moisture. Regards - dutik
    2 points
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