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  1. Thanks all for the kind words! I need to sort out the un-sprung landing gear as this will be an inflight display. It’s just a matter of extending the oleo strut AND the section of the gear leg forward of the wheel attach point. the paint and construction sequence is not like an airplane- more like armor! more paint on rivets- the whole fuselage was dry brushed with a lighter shade of Gunship Grey- the rivets are very robust, and didn’t flinch at all under the abuse. couldn't be happier with the Archer rivets! cheers Pete
    15 points
  2. I got back on the PC and fired up the Silouhette. Having scanned the camo pattern in previously, I just cut each section out as a group, right wing, left wing, elevator then forward and aft port and starboard fuselage sections. I used clear frisket film to transfer each section together. This changed slightly later, as I had to improvise on the second fuselage side to keep from things turning out identical. From what I can gather of the few picks of this aircraft, it seemed to have fairly standard tight edged larger camo spots on the upper surfaces and smaller more irregular or jagged spo
    14 points
  3. You are right Matt, the slime lights on the wingtips are slightly different. I will fill 50% of the groove lines before painting them - thanks for the heads up! Almost no time for modelling this week, I have to prepare a new room for my little daughter as she'll get a little sibling in April 2021.. But there was time for a bit more fading with "faded white" oil paint. We're getting closer... According to Brian Plescia from Fightertown Decals who photographed Scooby in detail back in 2004, the wing top insignia was apparently really heavily faded, pretty much as on the photo I hav
    12 points
  4. Alrighty Amigos Proof of life. Managing to sneek down to the work area and do a couple of things here and there. Half hour tops since my last post. Added some more details to the figure such as the pockets on his legs. Not perfect, and slightly exaggerated...but should look good buried in the depths of the cockpit (and remember the rudder pedals are underneath the IP, so be hard to make out too many details). Also fixed the right boot which was bent in the kit figures...just needs sanding to shape. Also did a little surgery on the right arm to make it the same length as his l
    8 points
  5. And Here is the unarmored early windscreen. This is made by Alistair McLean from Aerocraft Models Windscreen masked before painting and installation.
    8 points
  6. Finn

    RF-84F

    Being worked on: Jari
    6 points
  7. Sorry for the late reply! I've been AWOL for a few months doing my seasonal fishing thing. To answer your question, I use water to remove all traces of the salt from the model. I usually take the model outside and use a spray bottle to liberally apply water to the salted surfaces. Most of the salt is washed away and a clean cloth wipes off any remaining salt mixture and helps dry the model. Like I mentioned, It's been a few months since I've sat at the modeling bench with an actual model in front of me. The loss of momentum in my building activity makes re-starting that much h
    6 points
  8. Well, it's been two weeks since last update. Busy at work and stuff, so progress is sloooow. In this time i managed to get the pit done and the fuselage closed up. Really simple pit, OOB here with the belts painted on. I have to confess, i'm just trying to get something done without having things go wrong. There will be some fill on the bottom of the fuselage due to sink marks, but the fit here is really nice. I also glued the wing halves together, fit here was a little rough along the leading edge, so i added Mr. Dissolved putty. Don
    6 points
  9. Hi all, here are my last finished models. 1/32 Hasgawa kits Aires cockpit HGW seat belts, Wet transfers & rivets Eagle wheels Eagle cals All colours MRP
    5 points
  10. A little more fixing to do before painting. As I said earlier I want all the fixes out of the way before painting and assembly. I fixed the length of the drop tank tanks to the info Romain provided. I will post it tomorrow after the filler has dried. The gun bays are also designed to be open and the doors will not fit flush with the bays installed. I simply removed them to get the doors flush and added a piece of tubing to later fit the gun barrel. The engine mount and engine are secured with super thin location pegs. I was afraid
    5 points
  11. Green is down.....Again, I have to say how utterly silky smooth the MRP paint laid down. Its not nearly as glossy as it appears here, possibly due to the aluminum underneath, but it comes out a nice satin sheen, smooth as silk. I left a lot less paint in certain areas like the wing root and along the fuse in spots. Its blotchy all over on purpose, as from looking at the blurry pics of the 1:1 it was possibly used and abused quite a bit. Now on to prin
    5 points
  12. Hello everyone, I hope you all are keeping safe. I've just completed the 1/32 Tamiya F16CJ and thought I'd share a few pictures of it, i swapped the static dischargers for the superb Master set (AM-32-084) as the kit parts looked a bit too chunky, MasterCasters Soft FOD inserts, other than that...its out of the kit box. All comments welcome....stay safe folks!
    4 points
  13. Something a little different. I've been working on this for a couple of years and I've only just got up to the stage of buildings and fine details. It's a bit hard to explain it all, but it's all N Scale Japanese stuff that I bought on the occasions when my wife and I were in Japan. Everything has been modified/repainted. Scenery is plaster, static grass, etc. I'm looking forward to getting into doing the details soon.
    4 points
  14. What a nice modelling experience these Hasegawa kits are, the N1K2 is the last of my trio of Japanese subjects and as well as being enjoyable to build I have learned a lot about Japanese WW2 aircraft and learned (or re learned) some modelling techniques. Paints used were mainly Sovereign Colourcoats, the undersides was Xtracolor High Speed Silver and Humbrol was used for the small details. All markings were painted using Montex masks apart from the stencils data plate and kill markings (I'm not that clever !) Seat belts are the amazing but fiddley RB Productions IJN ones. A
    4 points
  15. It works pretty well, as long as you don't leave it too long: Kev
    4 points
  16. Here is the CAD for the Tallboy. Graham
    4 points
  17. We looked at the problem ... The color of the F-117A is given by both Hasegawa and Trumpeter (given as FS36375) which corresponds to the H57 Aircraft Gray in the Gunze palette. The F-5 and F-18E Yet as you wrote Dark gull gray (FS 36231) which is H317 in the Gunze palette. This can lead to the difference. But of course we will try to bring out the color as close as possible and if we can do even better we will! Thanks Attila
    4 points
  18. ADP22

    Bf 109 K4 Trumpeter 1/32

    Hello, well, I started another 109, the second plane ... now a 1/32 trumpeter too, but a K4 , straight out of the box without aftermarket ... some details improved by hand here and there no more ... I leave photos of the cabin. Regards
    3 points
  19. Did you try the POST office??? Sorry-couldn't resist! Tim
    3 points
  20. The builder is slow but the model is very patient. Here is the "finished" payload. I hope to start weathering the main fuselage in the next day or two depending on other responsibilities.
    3 points
  21. I have a cameo 4, and haven't yet found any particular advantage over the cameo3 for cutting masks and thing plastic sheet parts. https://www.scalemodelpaintmasks.com/ is a good place to start
    3 points
  22. Jennings Heilig

    RF-84F

    The very first jet fighter I ever saw up close, and got to sit in the cockpit of, was a Michigan ANG 107th TRS RF-84F at Detroit Metro Airport, before the MI ANG had moved from there to Selfridge. I was about 7 years old, and a Cub Scout. Probably sometime in the summer of 1969. I still remember seeing that sleek beauty in hangar and my jaw literally hanging open. That was the COOLEST thing my 7-year old eyes had ever seen! And they let us TOUCH it!! I was enthralled. I've had a soft spot in my heart for the RF-84F ever since. Thanks for the memory!
    3 points
  23. Here an another american aircraft , which came out of service when the Avenger came in : Douglas Dauntless DOUGLAS DAUNTLESS U.S. Navy: SBD-1-5 U.S. Army: A-24 A & B Two-seat Scout Bomber. First flown 1940. Chief Designer, E. H. Heinemann. DEVELOPED from the BT-1 of 1923, the Dauntless dive bomber is fitted with special release gear for a single heavy bomb carried under the fuselage. Perforated flaps of large area keep the speed within safe limits during a diving attack. The SBD series is fitted with deck arrester for operation from aircraft carriers. More than 5,000 have
    3 points
  24. the only thing to learn is - with respect - that you will have been silly not to try it earlier sprays from the bottle - no bs with trying to work out the best ration and all that nonsense no waiting around for it to dry dries extremely hard and is resilient to tamiya tape after a few minutes pretty much any colour you can wish for (ironically Japanese colours are only just coming out) will spray nicely at many pressures, but generally it will spray well at low pressure ie 10-15 psi or put at it another way - if i can make it look half decent, it re
    3 points
  25. Very tempted to do a Bulgarian one
    3 points
  26. I did not sever my ties with Aaron and I am in contact with him. He told me that he is addressing these issues. All the answers to these queries can only be given by him. Radu
    3 points
  27. Remember modelling is fun Anthony.
    3 points
  28. Just because a company carries someone's name, it doesn't mean they are responsible in some way when they then have no further involvement with it.
    3 points
  29. And a video! I'll be working on the fine detail on this over our summer. It looks a bit bare at the moment and I think the detail will bring it to life.
    3 points
  30. Thanks Rainer. And I am loving seeing your amazing Viggen on the bench again! Ok quick post before I go to work. I grabbed this pic off the net by Ian Black who took this of 'Black Mike' FG.1 You can really see the lower line shape, and when I pose my model next to this photo I can see I need to deepen that nose and sand a little off the top. I will see how the resin nose addresses the issue as well, but it seems I need to blend it back into the lower fuse more as it just dosent 'get fixed' by replacing the radome..... Cheers Anthony
    3 points
  31. Some progress... Fasteners met Tamiya s black paint to be in a safer position.
    3 points
  32. Live link Text in English: Today we bring you a little information about the announced preparation of the "big" Dolphin, which is created in cooperation with the company Infinity models (HPH). The model is practically ready for production, so the preparation of molds begins by the end of the year, and in the first quarter of 2021 we will go to the market with it. We apologize to all our customers that we did not meet the original expectations of the sale of the kit by Christmas. In addition to the basic training version, we will gradually launch the L-29R and the single
    3 points
  33. Thanks guys Now continue with some weathered burnt paint over the half-wings: Cheers friends
    3 points
  34. Being back at work full hours means I've barely been able to touch the workbench this past week or so, but I've made some token progress, so I thought I'd better post an update before this thread slips into the cheap seats. As I was getting a little sick of being stuck on the fuselage, I decided to glue the tail feathers on, in preparation for blending the spine into them: If you look closely, you'll notice a couple of new details on the side of the fuselage. The white strip is some sort of foot step to assist with entry into the rear cockpit. Here of course it has bee
    3 points
  35. A little tidying up to do but not unhappy with this:
    3 points
  36. Hi everyone! And the project has now commenced! After examining the plastic parts I realised that the panel lines are inconsistent throughout. While those on the wings and vertical stabiliser are well defined and clear, the fuselage details are soft. So I decided to pull off a "Chuck" (pardon the quote Chuck ) and rescribe all the panel lines before highlighting everything with a black wash. Before rescribing I joined the front fuselage sections with their respective engine sections. The resulting gaps were covered with a mixture of talc powder and superglue, sand
    3 points
  37. And the fasteners...These are from Archer fine transfer.
    3 points
  38. Some progress.... Wings , horizontal tails and the fuselage went together.
    3 points
  39. Thanks Lothar. Your countrymen produce some of the most amazing rail modelling. We visited a couple of years ago. One more pic:
    3 points
  40. 3 points
  41. Hello All, After looking quickly through my photo library, I didn't find good side shots of Phantoms with long focal length, so I'll use a few closer shots of an F-4S to overlay MDD F-4K Drawing 3762 (in cyan) that Derek B was so kind to share with me. The drawing is only good along the vertical center plane (BL0.0), so cannot match any features that deviate from there. Comparing flat 2d drawings (inaccurate shapes, inconsistent scaling or warping, etc.) and 3d photos (perspective, lens distortion, warping, cropping, etc.) I have found to be very
    2 points
  42. It is like Christmas, even I'm giddy as a kipper waiting to see the results!
    2 points
  43. The layout of the instruments was based on the book by HAYNES. We could not obtain a more credible source. And when it came to colors, we tried to rely on manufacturers. Which is also a bit annoying because if someone orders from this kits (Hasegawa or Trumpeter), and after follows the instructions it won’t be like the original. Or, if we're going to make it with Dark Gull Gray now (by the way well), another part of the modellers will throw us a stone to so what we are do :)) By the way we will do Thanks!
    2 points
  44. Thanks Maru! The cockpit is almost completed - I just need to take photos of the progress
    2 points
  45. Dear Troy, We are already working on versions A and B! We hope to be available soon!
    2 points
  46. That's the British naval ensign. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_ensign
    2 points
  47. Greif8

    PCM MkI Hurricane

    I completed the decaling today. I sprayed a nice gloss coat using a 50/50 mix of Tamiya X22 and Tamiya Lacquer thinner. Unfortunately the decals I wanted to use to show a Hurricane assigned to No. 17 Squadron turned out to be unusable so I ended up marking the plane as a No. 257 Squadron aircraft. The decals are a mix of the kit decals and the Zotz set that covers aircraft during the Battle of Britain. I used the HGW wet transfer stencil set for the stenciling. The kit decals are a bit thick, and you can just see an edge when looking close up, but from more than 6" away they look just fin
    2 points
  48. Well, I finally finished construction of the engine, it is the Quickboost one with some detail added with lead and brass wire. LSP member Juggernut informed me that the Quickboost set had the wrong distributors for the P-47, I needed the "Turtleback" ones, so I modified them to try and look more like the turtleback type.....on this system, the dual magneto is eliminated between the distributors, and blanking plate installed in its place. Its not 100% correct, but as close as I could get to representing what I think should be there. I
    2 points
  49. Thanks a lot for looking in Craig, Mark and Mike!...cheer's guy's! Cockpit is finished. I haven't got a macro lens for my DSLR camera, so its hard to get up close shots, these are the best I could do. Started on the wings...I used to detail wheel wells, but as these never see the light of day, and this model will probably be mounted on a base, I'm not going to bother from now on, a coat of paint with a wash will suffice here. Thanks for looking, Jeff.
    2 points
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