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  1. And then with the wingtips extended and cowling buttoned up, as spotted on deck prior to the raid on Pearl Harbor. (the extended version of the wingtips has too thin a coat of paint on them. I will fix this at some point...) And one of the undersides, for completeness
    12 points
  2. Big update.. Wingfold has lots of PE.. Techmod masks for outside, insides were done using the carrier as a template MRP paint was used... Jig required to set wheels plus brake lines added to gear: Techmod decals were used, some finesse was required for the port side insignia to fit over the air vent scoop as solvaset had zero effect on the decals. Walkways were done using ammo paste.
    11 points
  3. Well, the big Trumpy Avenger is done. For those that have followed this build it has been an adventure. Her she is in her glory, warts and all...
    9 points
  4. A.M.U.R. Reaver will offer new PE Set next week. There is set of four patterns for different effects, from fine regular grains to irregular stains and splashes. I "played" them yesterday using 1/24 P-47 wing for metallic paints effect test. They are very thin and flexible but very robust, because they are made of 0.05 mm stainless steel and will serve all the lifetime.
    9 points
  5. The fuselage is coming together, though the cockpit framework is impractical (at my skill level) to make as per kit instructions! The combination of some warping, of tight tolerances and incompetence means that I'm taking a pragmatic approach of not bothering with the cross members (all the bits at the top) which in truth won't be seen but which are there to give structural strength......in theory.) So I'm just doing the two side frameworks with seats attached and that does away with all my lining up/squareness issues.
    9 points
  6. My first Bf 110. 1/32 Revell kit HGW Seat belts & wet transfers All colours MRP Finished.
    8 points
  7. By far my longest, most involved project to date. Many people followed along and offered advice and encouragement on my build thread, but I would like to especially call out and thank Ryan (A6M) whose expert advice on all things Zero was immensely helpful and made this a better model than I otherwise would have been able to build. I tried to up my RFI game a bit on this one by purchasing a cheap tablecloth to use as a background and actually digging out my old DSLR (versus just taking iPhone photos). Perhaps for the next model I will further improve on this by ironing
    7 points
  8. OK, I'm "moth'd out" for today!! The two halves ready for joining apart from the front IP in the starboard half, of which more later. With hindsight I'm not sure fitting some bits in one half and others in t'other was the most brilliant idea because trial dry fits were difficult to the point of impossible, the key factor being the exhaust pipe, so I eased it off for fitting later. Things then became much easier and the top join is acceptable at this point: though I wasn't happy with the front IP which was a bit skewed......so I took it out.
    7 points
  9. OK! With my Zero project officially promoted to the display shelf, we're off to the races with this model. I'll have some photos of plastic shortly, but for now, the scheme I'm going to attempt: This is obviously going to be a mask-making challenge, even with the new Silhouette machine on deck. According to ICM's info, the camo pattern was painted on both upper- and undersides of both wings. I'll have to deviate from the kit build sequence enough that I can do the finished paint scheme on each wing and the fuselage separately, then join them. Need to get the fit dialed i
    7 points
  10. Some more views of the "opened up" mode.
    7 points
  11. Browsing the net for pics of Argentinian wartime Mirages, i stumbled upon pics of a 3D printed Pucará, the groundattack plane used in the Falkland/Malvinas conflict in 1982. It was 1/64 scale.....wait a minute, maybe i could get it double the size? I mailed the attached email and a guy named Luis answered. he is from Venezuela. We sent a few mails and he said he would be willing to modify the 3D files for me and have it printed by a friend (that luckily lives in Europe, better yet in Austria!) for the moderate sum of 110€ including shipping. i jumped at the opportunity, since i
    6 points
  12. For anyone interested, here's the 1/48 sheet, Part A & Part B. There will be a Part B to the 1/32 sheet as well, but I haven't finished laying it out yet. Stay tuned. J
    6 points
  13. here you can see the join between the rear fuselage/tail. its also split across in the middle to help with printing a fine line has to be sanded off here. you can also see the resolution of the printed parts. as i said, some sanding required..
    6 points
  14. ah ok, thanks Mike
    6 points
  15. Thanks, Anthony! I've got the fuselage together now, so I can show you what are hopefully some images that more represent the final result. Again, all much larger than actual size. I need to install the instrument panel next, and then firewall: Here's a quick test-fit of the new spine parts: And below you can see the rough proximity with the seat: I feel much better about this build now, as you can see it all coming together, and everything is starting to work. Kev
    6 points
  16. speaking of sanding: the material is pretty hard, i have to get some coarser sandpaper. this is the outer wing sanded/primed/sanded/primed, it came out pretty smooth
    5 points
  17. Not sure if it has been discussed anywhere else, but working on the new kit, It is made of ABS (or something similar) and normal styrene glue will not work on it. I was a little suspicious of the plastic it is made of when the sanding dust smelt like the same plastic that I use in my 3D printer, ABS. This was confirmed when parts that I thought were glued together started to fall apart or pulled apart with ease. I used Revell Contacta and Tamiya Extra thin, and both of these failed. I have subsequently started using glue that lists its ability to bond ABS plastic and h
    4 points
  18. And so my Hasegawa 1/32 Fw 190 D-9 is finished representing Red 1 of JV 44's protection flight and flown by the the Staffel Kapitan Lt. Heinz "Heino" Sachsenberg (104 victories). The models was finished in Mr Paint RLM colours which were a joy to use and the decals were by EagleCals. This model was supposed to be a straight from the box quick build a year ago - but instead became a money magnet! After market sets used were the following Quickboost props Quickboost Super-charger intake Quickboost exhausts Aires cockpit Aires main gear bay Barracuda wheels Eduard canopy mask Edua
    4 points
  19. all parts have holes printed into them with pins to align them, a very good idea that will help get everything square
    4 points
  20. Been working on the canopies and trying to make the individual sections interact with each other better. Made some success, but it still needs working on.
    4 points
  21. Yesterday’s package from KH. Hopefully the MH-60S will be here soon.
    4 points
  22. Clive was a good instructor, but the intensity of a 45 minute lesson always left me feeling worn out!! I've been making a few refinements. Firstly the rubbing strip along the fuselage, it was there to take the wear from pulling the blind flying hood backwards and forwards: but my subject "202" isn't fitted with a hood nor, from what I can see, the rubbing strip, so off it comes! I wasn't very happy with the footstep at the front of the nose, it needs a metal surround and should be deeper. The inner part is leather:
    4 points
  23. Hi to all Contact Resine resin accessories have finally arrived for spinners, propellers, controls surface, wheels: the original part (propeller) Now I'll take care of correcting the compressor filter instead: here you can see how the filter was cut with a rounded shape: and here as proposed by the Trumpeter kit: let's proceed with the Kintsuglue modeling paste that will allow me to model the p
    4 points
  24. jbrundt

    Trumpeter TBF-1C Avenger

    Fuse is now closed. I also made the front cowl removable.
    4 points
  25. Back in June, I started designing and 3d printing a line of glue and paint bottle holders to help stop my clumsy self from spilling so many things on my workbench. Once I had the holders I needed for myself, friends started requesting custom ones for their own bottles and from there, I came up with a plan to sell to the local club once we could eventually meet in person again (at this rate... in 2039?). So with that... introducing the Arsenal of Holders (or ArseHolds for short). I put a price sheet together if anyone is interested, prices are a fair bit lower than similar products
    3 points
  26. This may be old news to some, but I thought I would share. The Polish Aviation Museum in Krakow has digitized and made available hundreds of documents, photos, log books and printed material. There are notes and manuals of Polish aircraft and interests of course, but there is also material on French, British, German, Russian and Czech aircraft amongst others. As an example, I've included a link to a number of manuals/pilot's notes for German aircraft. Thought they might prove useful to some. If you click on each of the photos of the folders, there are manuals for different versions for each ai
    3 points
  27. Finn

    A-4 Skyhawk

    A flight of A-4s from the same squadron heading into harm's way with a load of Mk-36 Destructors, of note different intake warning markings, one doesn't have any numbers on the wing, only one has the anti glare on it's nose and not to mention a couple of them need a good wash: Jari
    3 points
  28. Ryan

    Trumpeter 1/16 Panther

    Step #3 finito. Starting to get into the torsion bar frame and supporting structure, I did work ahead and added the flat traverse box mount to help true the ladder up.
    3 points
  29. Hi Jennings, Looking into this a little, although the upper side colours and markings remained reasonably consistent, the lower ones appear to have 'evolved' somewhat since the first delivery of the C-130K (C.Mk.1) to the RAF in 1967. Until the advent of the grey/green scheme, there appears to have been only a single roundel applied to the upper port (left) wing on the light stone/dark earth scheme aircraft- even when it went from the red/white/blue roundel to the tactical red/white one. The aircraft were originally painted in gloss polyurethane dark earth, light stone and night c
    3 points
  30. On sale now: www.icm.com.ua - CR. 42 LW , WWII German Luftwaffe Ground Attack Aircraft (100% new molds) - Kit on sale, September! Juraj
    3 points
  31. as the cockpit cutout
    3 points
  32. Engine with its initial coat, and some work on the Sutton harnesses. These are the PE ones supplied with the kit which don't actually need to be that flexible because I know from experience how thick and unyielding the leather sections are! And a little "in-cockpit" entertainment of one of my training flights!! PS Should you have the patience to watch most of this, ignore the last 7 minutes or so because my Go-Pro fell off my helmet!!
    3 points
  33. Not much in the way of modelling has been happening as I've been busy on outside jobs which need to be done while the weather is good, but I have been plodding away. First up was to get some paint on the undersides which was NMF on the real thing, I can't imagine that it was polished so I went for an aluminium colour, in the end after airbrushing some samples I settled for Xtracolor High Speed Silver (X038) and was pleased with the finish. It does not show up very well in the photos though. Next up was some careful masking and making a handle on the undersides so I could hold
    3 points
  34. I have gotten the lower wings to a point where I need the fuselage to align some details, so I have started on the fuselage. The seats are mounted on two rails running through the fuselage. The seat backs are aluminum and the rest is wood, except for the control stick assembly. The basic fuse sides. Don't know why these links are showing and not the pictures?
    3 points
  35. Thanks once again, Brian and Spyros! I can at last show some progress with the painting. I've been reliably informed that RAAF Tiger Moths were painted silver inside the cockpit area. I'm also pretty certain from photos that the internal framing on the added cockpit windscreen and hood were painted the external colour - in this case, Foliage Green. I decided to proceed with the idea of silver below the cockpit sills, and Foliage green above them, and ended up with this: Unfortunately there's not much going on in a Tiger Moth cockpit, so the result is a little underwhelming in
    3 points
  36. Sept NEWS - 8 complete bombs, slick body for USAF and light ablative fire-retardating coating for U.S.Navy, decals as usual. 10,00 eu for each set.
    3 points
  37. Hi to all we pick up where I left off. correction of DB 605 / A engine calenders: I make a thin strip from the sheet of metal to finish the internal moldings and then fix them correction of the external fins of the cowlings: those of the kit appear slightly undersized creation of the closing rails for the cowlings stops: The idea is to be able to insert the cowling on two self-made tracks (as in the real model) so that it can be held without gluing it and to be able to optionally open
    3 points
  38. Very nice. These 1/16 th Trumpeter kits do give you a realistic idea how those tanks were build in the factory.
    2 points
  39. blackbetty

    Malvinas Pucará

    the canopy, printed 2% smaller to get a master for vacforming after sanding
    2 points
  40. Well... that's another Eduard kit that has fallen further down my 'must have' list. What's wrong with the original stuff? More and more I find Eduard my least favorite model company.
    2 points
  41. I'll just go pick up some more MEK from the hardware store - that stuff bonds pretty much everything under the sun including ABS
    2 points
  42. Ryan

    Trumpeter 1/16 Panther

    Yes me,too. I'm looking forward to the Stug and if they ever make Sherman series at this level...holy cow.
    2 points
  43. thats the idea how it should look:
    2 points
  44. Yeah, sounds like you're living a real nightmare !!! Happy Birthday anyway
    2 points
  45. Like it or not, 3D printing is here, and it's not going to go away. As the population of modelers ages, the eyes aren't what they once were, and the hands may not be as steady either. If a modeler chooses to go this route, it's his (or her) prerogative.
    2 points
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