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  1. Thanks Derek Ok so the insides are pretty much done. Part of me wants to dirty up the white, but I think once the engine front is fitted and it is glued to the fuselage the shadowing will be enough. All I have left to do is put a tiny black 'dot' on the probe front to simulate a hole and then glue the vari ramp section in permanently. I glued the intake probe/sensors to a piece of very thin plastic card and blended in with Mr Surfacer and then trimmed the edges to match photos of how it mounts to the intakes. Actually looking at photos I have glued them in a slightly
    13 points
  2. Hey all- doors are up..got the upper deck/fuselage seam cleaned up cheers P
    12 points
  3. Please join me in welcoming our newest sponsor to the LSP family, Synthetic Ordnance Works. SOW is run by our very own Damian Andrus, and many of you will already be aware of Damian's fantastic replacement landing gear sets. SOW also has a new, dedicated sponsor forum: https://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?/forum/103-synthetic-ordnance-works/ Welcome aboard Damian and Synthetic Ordnance Works! Kev
    12 points
  4. 10 points
  5. I'm not as voluminous a modeler as some of you and was only able to bring five builds across the finish line in 2020. All of these builds were shared here at LSP. At the beginning of the year, I finished the Tamiya F4U-1a kit, which was a change of direction for me as I usually focus on Luftwaffe subjects. My next completion was the Revell Bf109G-6 kit converted to a G-6/AS using the AMUR Reaver resin conversion.
    9 points
  6. Hi guys, This is an old resin kit from JF-Models with small modifications. I hope you like it. I painted with few grey shades from Gunze's colours, then weathered with oils, pencils and pigments.
    9 points
  7. It's late, so take two aftermarket pills and call me in the morning. Peter
    9 points
  8. Only 2 but I think interesting, unusual planes finished. N1K1 and PZL P.11. P-11 was a good kit, suprise for me as it came up. I can't really say that about N1K1 - old model with long list of places needing work. Main issues were empty cockpit and protruding panel lines. I started Vietnam F-4E from Tamiya too, but ended up with only a small progress. Hope you like them! Ready For Inspection: https://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?/topic/85170-ibg-pzl-p11c-dzwonek-132/&tab=comments#comment-1206761
    8 points
  9. The wash is on! And boy does it make the model look better since it tones down the gaudiness of the paint a little. I really like the way this project is starting to look. At this point it's all coming together exactly as planned, which is quite rare for me, there is usually some flaw here or there. Cheers, Marcel
    8 points
  10. Thanks guys! I really appreciate the comments and the encouragement! Still futzing around and being gun-shy about starting the painting on this build. I still need to paint the wheels so I did that instead. I'm using the resin replacements from Barracuda Studios, which come with some nice hydraulic line details for the main wheels. I've painted the rubber portions first, with a mix of flat black, grey and brown to simulate worn rubber. The color is progressively lightened as I travel from the wheels to the tread surfaces. I scanned th
    8 points
  11. My first finished model in this year. Revell kit 1/32 Aires cockpit, Eduard wheels, HGW riveting set, wet transfers, seat belts, Barracuda exhaust & decals Montex mask, All colours MRP
    7 points
  12. hello ! We did a variant of our US navy pilot sitting 5 with a JHMCS helmet instaed of the standard HGU68 helmet Here the RIO carries the standard HGU-68 helmet and in the model : cheers Norbert
    7 points
  13. Finn

    Qatar Rafale

    In use: already a bit weathered: Jari
    6 points
  14. Some more progress and decided to replicate the fairly rudimentary hinge on the rear bulkhead. I decided to use 5thou plastic card and then sanded it down some more before fitting followed by Archer riret decals to finish. Wiring added to the service panel after drilling location holes and then the assembly glued in to position. Also one for Tom as he mentioned to me I should improve the U/C lever which I missed so with some careful drilling I got to this and decided to leave it there before breaking something! Thinking
    6 points
  15. Wouter

    Ju388 Instrument Panel

    Hi all, while I'm not very active on the forums at this moment I still keep an eye out on anything LSP related. As some of you might remember a few years ago I finished the AIMS Ju388 L1 conversion. When building it I wasn't to happy with the instrument panel (a few mm to big) so I decided to create one in 3D and print it through Shapeways. Recently one of our forum members asked me about it and one thing let to another; the IP is now available for purchase on Shapeways (see direct link below). If you decide to purchase it, keep in mind that everything will be handed by Shape
    5 points
  16. So after thinking about it for a half glass of Scotch, I redid the intakes. Overall much better after the second time. Main fuselage is glued together with the intakes. This will take some time to clean up, fill, sand, rinse repeat at nauseam for a while till I get it acceptable. Nose wheel bay is in the forward half so I can start getting the cockpit aligned. The "fat Pylon" is done, this is likely the easiest part of this build. Only took 2 glasses of Scotch to get the courage to scratch build this. and
    5 points
  17. Thanks, Max! The last days were spent with painting many small parts, constantly checking references etc. The engine is painted, I had a nice blue-grey colour in my collection of paints which matched pictures and memory: Xtracolour X157, FS16176 "Grey F-15 Mod Eagle" (!) The kit parts were installed on the engine with the exception of the exhaust pipes: The engine is clicked on its firewall temporarily for handling. Here are other views: Things to add to the engine: exhaust pipes, wiring and additional scra
    5 points
  18. Hi Max, I've just caught up with your build. It's a bitter sweet read at present. You were brave to attempt to rectify the dihedral on the nearly finished model and I can see why you had to do it. I had a similar issue with a Camel way back when. Left as it was you'd have never been happy with it. Now that you've taken the plunge more power to your elbow and I hope you're successful. If, for any reason the repair does not completely fix the dihedral might I suggest putting the airframe into a small maintenance diorama? Could you place trestles beneath the wingtips to provide th
    5 points
  19. All 1 color now :-) Check out the graphics i did for this latest model...especially for rick & morty fans, I couldn’t have just plain hellfires
    5 points
  20. Cyberhobby worked out great for me...a little extra work to help get the cowls to close nice and tight.
    5 points
  21. I think it's COVID related, personally. Production levels are down, and some companies are holding off new releases until things improve. Then you have to factor in shipping delays, and the COVID-driven spike in interest in the hobby. It basically comes down to increased demand chasing decreased supply down a clogged supply chain. Kev
    5 points
  22. He has a wee bit more hair than me, and a different rather "dabby" style. This is where mine is: Thanks for the words of advice Alain, it could be going back to almost square one is the best way.....more deliberation!
    5 points
  23. Afternoon/evening everyone! Hopefully, everyone enjoyed the New Year. Here is my finished build of Trumpeter's 1/32 SBD-5 Dauntless. I've modeled this after the planes the RZNAF used in World War 2 for a 3 months by 25 Squadron before being returned the US, and switching to F4U Corsairs (thanks Alan!). After starting the 1/32nd world with Tamiya's Corsair, this was a bit of a change! Thankfully, even if it's not super crisp like Tamiya, it still built up quite nicely. Aftermarket includes the following: Archer Fine Transfers complete resin raised rivet
    4 points
  24. Have a look at my new website!!! https://zactomodels.com A big thank you to the modelers whose pictures you'll see on my homepage. A huge thank you to Marcel and Miro who took multiple pictures of their kits until the lighting and pose of the images worked together so that I could merge them for the hero-pic. Thank you for tolerating my AMS! My old website was cluttered, crowded, not mobile friendly and way beyond obsolete. Not having a clue about building websites made this a real challenge. The site still needs a lot of work. I was mostly focused on m
    4 points
  25. Just a little while longer for the RFI thread... Edit: RFI thread added.
    4 points
  26. Finn

    Qatar Rafale

    It's real, from here: https://www.afcent.af.mil Photos pg2: Jari
    4 points
  27. Thanks, Jeroen! I'm hoping to return to this build tomorrow, and hopefully make some good progress. Kev
    4 points
  28. And this arrived today. Thanks a bunch, coogrfan, I really appreciate it.
    4 points
  29. I did find my Tamiya 1/35 Pz III, and 1/64 Lindberg He-111, both original kits. I had a pristine Hase Me-109E with John Steele artwork, but am still looking
    4 points
  30. My new Viper came in yesterday... I broke a window and a new one was the most reliable way to get a clear sprue so i have something perfect for this build. Will have to build another Viper with the cracked screen, OHH DANG I already have a paint scheme picked out. Now for progress on this one Got a stencil for Christmas definitely like these! next up will be the light ghost gray +10% black before the top coat.
    4 points
  31. I am a historian by profession. Therefore, for me building a model is an act of researching history as well as a hobby. Hope this makes sense.
    4 points
  32. Jan_G

    1/32 C-21A Learjet 35

    posted on Jetmads FB page https://www.facebook.com/JETMADS2016/posts/741775000078121
    4 points
  33. Happy New Year LSP friends. I have managed to put in at least a little time on the Corsair project every day or nearly so. And it's time to post something so that y'all don't think I have just given up. Progress seems slow. But here's the thing. I am scratch building a cockpit in 1/18 scale - the most complicated cockpit I have ever attempted (second to my P-38), mostly due to three things (sorry if I sound like a broken record). One, the Corsair doesn't have a floor, which exposes a ton of detail in the bottom of the fuselage that would otherwise be unseen (and unmodeled). Two, the coc
    4 points
  34. Thanks! The Zero is the Tamiya 1/72 scale kit. It's a gem, but TINY! I thought about cotton, but I think it looks too 'cottony.' This looks okay, but I really like how you can paint it and drybrush the highlights etc. As for in-flight, I'm the opposite. I think airplanes look the best while flying. But that's the beauty of our hobby--we can build what we like and how we like! Managed a few more moments tonight. I'm close to being done. Have to fix an issue with the smoke and paint the rod where it pokes out of the Zero. I'll do brown to match the prop hub and help disguise it. H
    4 points
  35. Thanks guys! I'm still in the procrastination mode and filling the time with some of the final small details. The loop antenna was redone to fine tune its shape and also so that it is oriented vertically when mounted at an angle. The plastic radar array will be replaced with this Master brass Neptun upgrade. Very easy to assemble. Mounting to the narrow stalks on the plastic part was very dicey as it was very difficult to drill the necessary holes. I was barely able to manage it. I'll shoot this with prime
    4 points
  36. Hi Antony, That colour does look much better I checked some images, and the intake demarcation does appear to be at the back of the vari-ramp, so I would say that you are correct. Derek
    4 points
  37. D.B. Andrus

    Current Catalog

    S.O.W. Landing Gear Sets Currently Available: MLGS 1001 Messerschmitt Bf 109G/K Set (for Hasegawa Bf 109 G/K kits) Price: $17.95 per set This set is for the Hasegawa 109 in the G-4 through G-14 and K-4 range. It also features added towing loops and pre-shortened axles. This axle process makes the gear suitable for kit wheels and aftermarket, ie. MDC and Barracuda products. The music wire makes shortening the axle problematic for the user, so we've done that in advance. MLGS 1002 Messerschmitt Bf 109F-2/4 Set (for H
    3 points
  38. Howdy folks, I've just published the latest What's New update. Enjoy! Kev
    3 points
  39. Which didn’t take long. Still need to model the cradles & ammunition holders, the the swing arms themselves are more or less done. These will have MAG58/M240/GPMGs mounted. Mirrored & printed the wire cutter for the RHS.
    3 points
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  41. LSP_Kevin

    Forum Upgrade

    And all done! Kev
    3 points
  42. Most of my favorite LSPs for the year are in this thread. Thanks for posting! John
    3 points
  43. It’s the Large Scale Kit famine of 2021 I tell you!
    3 points
  44. Mucking about with minor parts today. Firstly, the wire cutters were CAD’d up. These are located in the upper corners of the windscreen. I’ve modelled them in the folded position. Without the ECM antenna. Then it was time for the front (small) & rear (large) crew steps. On to the machine gun Platt swing mounts.
    3 points
  45. RadBaron

    Fiat G50

    Thanks guys, I appreciate it! Thanks for the headsup! From what I understand, this was an earlier machine, so hopefully I'll get away with using whats in the kit. I'm sure though, that precisely 1 second after I finish the build, a beautifully clear picture will surface proving me wrong Little bit of progress after a quick trip to Montana! All the kit provided cockpit details were affixed and everything got a coat of MRP Vernice Anticorrosione Also, the Fiat A74 has started going together. I'll finish off th
    3 points
  46. Maybe a bad year but some real good modelling ! Love them both . P11- 80+mph slower , well under half the rate of climb of the 109 , open cockpit ..the courage it must have taken to fly them against the Luftwaffe in 1939 , knowing you were most likley at such a disadvantage . You've done it justice in that model !
    3 points
  47. Good point, but as I mentioned in my post above, nothing is glued yet, "so excuse the gaps and other fit issues that will disappear when that finally happens". Also, the F-104 avionics hatch overlaps the rear of the seat a bit providing a few inches of clearance behind it, as shown in my dry fit of the cockpit a few weeks ago. Since this pic was taken I sanded the bottom of the seat a bit more so that it would fit lower, but on the real deal it barely fits under the glass. Now one thing that's doesn't fit is the avionics door over the bay itself in the closed positio
    3 points
  48. Hi all, The basic fuselage is now complete, apart from the windscreen and flying wire anchor points. The final display will be the aircraft undergoing engine maintenance, so the engine front twin cowl panel will be removed. I’ve added the coolant/vent pipe from the rear of the radiator header tank, made from 0.5 mm tube. Two bracing lines were fitted between the forward fuselage cabane struts and an inverted tubular ‘V’ frame, which was attached to the insides of the fuselage and over the top of the engine camshaft. This was made from formed 0.8 mm diameter tube with ’GasPatch’ resi
    3 points
  49. I’m making some good progress again. Stalled some over the main rotor. step 15 is set up wrong. The inner rotor parts, D5 & D6, go opposite each other not next to each other like the instructions show. next up are parts D21 &D22. I did not put these on in thus step. I waited till i had the 4 inner rotors on the main mast, so after step 15-2 but before starting 15-3. Those little tomahawks as I’m calling them are a pain. My one buddy couldn’t get them to fit so he made longer ones. I read 2 places where people had similar problems. It’s tough to figure out how they g
    3 points
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