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  1. This time a plane with propellers. The model, as usual, is made straight from the box. B-24D Liberator from Hobby Boss in 1:32 scale, very weak model. And the idea of making plastic landing gear legs is an absolute mistake!!!. It doesn't make sense to write any more because I have nothing good to write about this kit.
    18 points
  2. More pics: Gotta touch up the gun barrels Cockpit with mood lighting on! Kit detail in the wheel wells is pretty nice. I hid the battery pack for the lights here in the bomb bay so I can access the switch and can change batteries when needed. I do need to find some black tape though! Cheers, Mark
    12 points
  3. Hi guys, The Lancaster is finished - sort of - more on that later. So, in the quest to reduce the large pile of kit boxes in my stash, I decided to open the largest of the boxes and out popped a Lancaster! Built mostly from the box except for the Eduard Zoom instrument panel and some LED lights from Amazon. I figured that though I wasn't going to do any super-detailing in the interior, a little mood lighting would help show off what is there. The kit mostly fell together, good engineering from HKM except for a weird fit issue sliding the inner nacelles into the wing. In retrospect
    10 points
  4. update posted on Lukgraph FB page
    7 points
  5. Interesting info about the K,if anyone is going at it
    7 points
  6. Mistral

    32nd Special Hobby Yak-3

    Here's a build which has been going for a long time and is now complete - Special Hobby's Yak-3. I really liked this model. Yes, some challenging fit issues but nothing that good old elbow grease cannot sort out. The kit detail is really nice. I added the Yahu instrument panel (which is superb) and some seat belts. Otherwise all OOB :
    6 points
  7. This is 1/32 Eduard (Hasegawa) P-40N Warhawk finished with the markings of 89th FS 80th FG in India during 1944. Paints: Gunze Sangyo acrylics Decals: Nose art (Skull & shark eye) and numbers (61) are made by customhobbydecals.com Happy modelling
    6 points
  8. Just a very quick update to prove that (some) progress is being made! Gary at GT Resin kindly supplied me a replacement set for the exhausts as my originals had a flaw in them. New set looks great and is a leap above the detail provided by the Revell kit (far right). As this is an early bird, they still have the turkey feathers on. Each exhaust comes in three pieces and includes a separate flame holder (not shown), for ease of painting. After a bit of tidying up and spot of primer on them I'm just about ready to paint them up. This is the fun but slightly daun
    6 points
  9. Good day friends! I've built this model just for relax and some fun That was OOTB constructing. I just added some belts by scratch and wires and PE gun sights. I used empty ("refueling") markers to paint "snakes" over original camo. All paint are from Gunze. Thank you! Regards, Sergey Budyansky
    5 points
  10. Hmmm, the lower wings are going to be challenging, the more so since their correct alignment and dihedral will directly affect the upper wing and hence the overall "look" of the aeroplane. The instructions are simplistically vague: The problem starts with the small spigot on the wing which is supposed to align with a boss on the fuselage: but I think the boss is too thick for the wing to mate with the fuselage, and the spigot inadequate in depth: The leading edge of the lower wing has to have a sweep back
    5 points
  11. Some images of the new kit ..
    5 points
  12. Iain

    Make the others jealous

    Odd start to the working day... Rocked up at the office at 08:35 to find a strange man sat outside in his car. Some bloke by the name of Redcap1960, apparently of this parish... Anyhow, he was bearing some rather special boxes, really not sure how that happened! <shrugs shoulders> Birthdays and Christmas all at once... Thanks @Redcap1960 - you're a star - and great to meet you! Iain
    5 points
  13. Hi all, Finished this as "museum-quality".Representing a restored Hurricane IIc. Painted by brush using Revell satin enamels.
    4 points
  14. Hi all Is anyone aware of a good documentation on armed versions of classic Stearman mod 75. According to Wikipedia : Argentine received 16 model 76D1s in 1936 (some on floats). Philippines 10 model 73L3 (powered by R-680-4 or R-680C1 engines). Brazilian air force model A75L3 and 76, of which a plane survive today at the Museum of Aviation in brazil. Cuban air force and Venezuela also used them. I wonder if a conversion of the last ICM is possible? A Filipino model used during the 1942 campaign would be tempting but I only know this bad photo A Brazili
    4 points
  15. Slightly worrying Alain isn't it, that's the reason why I'm taking a lot of trial and error fitting not to mention cogitation to get this as right and as robust as possible! So I've drilled out the wing and fuselage and inserted a piece of rod into the wing. The aft brackets now line up well, I may well pin these for extra strength:
    4 points
  16. I'm amazed at how small the Yak-3 was compared to the Bf 109 and Fw 190. Apparently it gave both types a run for their money ! I've started to use these - the best thing since sliced bread - they provide the modeller with the ability to impart a really random blotchy appearance to the paint finish. Well worth the investment : And my first use of AK acrylics - I'm not a big fan of acrylics but saw this set at one of our model meets and bought it as they were the correct colours for the Yak-3 - I think the colours are spot on :
    4 points
  17. Mistral

    32nd Special Hobby Yak-3

    Forgot, I did add resin exhausts - from Quick Boost if I recall. Kit decals went down like paint with MiG two part decals set/sol.
    4 points
  18. Not my best piece of work ever, but it will do for the support bars with added nuts!! That wraps up the tail end, on to the wings next.
    4 points
  19. Hi guys, Actually a very large majority of the releases of the companies that used to produce short-run kits are very close to the mainstream companies standards of some years ago. For instance, the quality of the Tempest has nothing in common with the one of the P-39. The kits currently coming from Eastern Europe are quite often cheaper, more accurate and not more difficult to build than Chinese kits. They are actually becoming very close to the Japanese quality.
    4 points
  20. Well hell, I'm excited that Richard has finally announced the sheet! Wingnut's sold-out decal sheet has been selling on ebay for higher prices than some wingnut kits. Available for sale directly from https://www.aviattic.co.uk/132-fokker-dvii-markings-sets.html
    3 points
  21. I added some decals last night and this kit’s decals are the best I have ever used! So thin and strong, I’m impressed.
    3 points
  22. I'm sometimes puzzled by the 'No Push' stencils on the leading edges of Phantoms. And the you see photos of herds of sailors manhanding the beasts into place all lined up along the front of the wings. I don't think they're pulling.
    3 points
  23. Hi all! Didn't make too much progress last week on the Tiger Moth , apart from some trimming of the plug for the front seat. As I have a second kit I want to build, and before all the measures and references are put away, I decided to correct and detail the parts of that kit before getting too far in the present build. Notably the Apoxy Sculpt in the end of the fuselage and the rectangle openings in the bulkheads. Easy to compare and measure before the kit is closed up! This is the lower fuselage panel that holds
    3 points
  24. Yes, here he is: I used "ultra fine" 0,8mm.
    3 points
  25. A great article and superb profiles by Massimo Tessitori here.
    3 points
  26. While I wait for my new 3D printed tile to arrive, I have been quietly working away on the ship and have finally finished one side. Now I just need to start the other side.... Trying to get a shuffle on this one as I want it done for Expo next year (providing its on of course) Well, that's it for now, but as always, thanks for looking! Cheers Si
    3 points
  27. coogrfan

    Make the others jealous

    This big boy (large format, 700+ pages!) arrived on my porch yesterday.
    3 points
  28. A very cool kit here, and one that I'd been after for quite a while, so I'm a happy guy.
    3 points
  29. the first details of the new project Lemkits at 1:32 in front of you. And soon the "beast" will come out of the shadows).
    2 points
  30. For something you have nothing good to write about, it certainly looks pretty good.
    2 points
  31. I think they do it to train the sailors to use spray paint. I can’t think of another reason.
    2 points
  32. Holy smokes, that has to be the silliest thing I've ever seen in any form of modeling. $25.00 for a full sized model kit of a noodle cup from a grocery store? really? What's else is there out there, $40 dollar 1:1 scale models of pine cones that are in your yard?
    2 points
  33. This should answer quite a few of your questions, Paul Budzik scratch built a superb rendition, Paul did post the build on here, but sadly he checked out and the photos are no longer available, there's also this photo.
    2 points
  34. Just a quick proof of life picture. For the last couple of weeks it's pretty much been just doing stencil decals. The bottom is done and I just started the topside today. Been having some family stuff lately so not as much time as I would like but it's at least going in the right direction.
    2 points
  35. A bit more progress to report. Starboard fuselage is riveted, minus one section I have a question out to Woody on. I had big plans to have this and a wing done Sunday.....that didn't happen!
    2 points
  36. Hi all, I'm working my way through the cockpit assembly. Most is assembled ready for painting. There are other parts to add after they've been painted. I've drill 0.3 mm diameter holes and added 'GasPatch' 1:48th 'one end' turnbuckles to the rudder bar. Added a 0.3 mm rod to the control column to add strength to its attachment to the floor (hole drilled to receive the rod). I've also drilled 0.3 mm diameter holes across the control column for the elevator control wires. The instrument panel of the cockpit right side frame is orientated incorrectly in the instructions.
    2 points
  37. Can confirm the wholesomeness of Resin2Detail. He makes good stuff. I’ve used their “quick fix” engines and upgraded control columns in my version of the kit.
    2 points
  38. Whilst contemplating the front fuselage I decided to have a go at the intakes. These are notoriously challenging to remove the join seam and the revell ones are no different. To assist, I decided to glue them together then cut them in half. This achieved two things, firstly it made the job of creating a demarcation line between the main paint scheme (which extends into the intake) easier and secondly it meant I could access each bit of the join better. It pays to take care when cutting as the two halves have to 'seamlessly' fit back together again eventually. The back end was also shortened a
    2 points
  39. Hi folks, hope you're all keeping well. The wing tips required quite a lot of work to prep for lighting. Lots of thinning required to allow the electrics to fit and some careful carving of the lit areas that will be visible. You can also see the wingtip nav light in the prep stage as discussed previously. The good thing about EL panels are they are quite thin but you need to be quite conservative with how much you use as a 3v coin battery doesn't drive a large amount of it (typically <25cm for good brightness). I had to use two strips back to back so that the top and bottom illuminated but
    2 points
  40. And so with the wings glued together it was time to fix the lighting. As with most of this kit, you start with a pretty blank canvas. Painting plastic to look like glass is quite a trick so if possible I revert to transparent plastic. First task is to cut the right shape from the plastic for which I used a sharp knife and some scraping tools. I next cut a chuck of plastic from an old toothbrush (as plastic sheet wasn't thick enough) and carefully cut it into a shape where one side fitted the gap where the light needed to go. The more accurate you can get this bit right
    2 points
  41. Well that’s not very good for your build. I guess 665 mm in Heng Long 1/16 isn’t the same as the other people’s.
    1 point
  42. Small boo-boos repaired & air-frame scribed where needed, horizontal tails added. Baby steps, but steps nonetheless. Wings will be painted separately and added later.
    1 point
  43. I've found it lasts much longer than regular water ice, although it isn't nearly as efficient at cooling your drink.
    1 point
  44. Couldn’t help myself, so I changed the color temp a bit (I wanted more detail, wow). Super nice work!
    1 point
  45. Resin2Details has released exhaust stub upgrade set for A-26 http://resin2detail.com/product/1-32-a-26-invader-exhaust-stub-upgrade/
    1 point
  46. Thanks Neo, adding lighting certainly teaches you new skills! Top tip is to start with something you can fit lots of stuff into as space can become a premium depending on how you light and power it. Good luck!
    1 point
  47. We have a thread on this started last month. Here is a link, Cheers Ron
    1 point
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