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  1. Hi guys, I already showed this Bf 109 Emil a few months ago. But something bothered me ... During construction, due to my own fault, the rear part of the canopy cracked. Somehow I want to "cover up" this without covering the whole cabin with a tarpaulin. This is the story of why and how the idea for this little composition was born. The Bf 109 is Cyberhobby, the figure comes from Zoukei Mura's "Heroic Return" set, the cat is a white metal product of the Japanese Aurora Model. I hope you like it! Sándor
    12 points
  2. Robthepom

    Favourite 1/32 build?

    Interesting thread and debate, I like modern great fit kits, these are my current top 3 most enjoyable builds 1. Hasegawa Stuka JU87-G 2. Tamiya F16cj 3. ZM Ho229
    9 points
  3. Finally got a little more work done. It's just about ready for the primer Tonight I spent about 2 hours scratchbuilding the T/R de-ice ring and wires. For the ring, I used a scrap piece of styrene and sanded it into a round circle. I then made 4 starter holes in the ring with a #77 bit followed up with a #75 bit. I made the wiring by using .020 lead wire and glued them on. Just a little detail KH missed, so being a ex crew chief, I put in on there. (My SMEAMS was kicking in!) Tim
    8 points
  4. 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
  5. 1to1scale

    MiG-17 vs MiG-15

    FYI, I finished my Mig-15, heavily weathered, it won 3rd it it’s category.
    7 points
  6. This is the second Skyraider from Trumpeter I've knocked out - the first being a Navy 'Nam Spad from circa 1964. HVAR Rockets are Eduard Brasin. The prop is the new prop from Barracuda which I have to say is excellent - apart from getting stung by Customs on import duty.... Decals are from Cap as the Trumpeter ones are very poor quality. Everything else is out of the box. Paints are the new MRP line which are stunning. Pilot is PJ Productions and the quality was pretty good. Not a great deal of colour piccies around of the Korean War spads but enough black and whit
    6 points
  7. Unfortunately I didn't quite get the time I had planned with the Tiger Moth today, but I did get as far as installing the landing gear: I think from here I'm probably good to get a coat of primer on the poor old girl so I can start the paint job. Kev
    6 points
  8. Lee White

    F3H-2 Demon

    Progress update! I cobbled together some wheel wells, and am that much closer to getting the wings sealed up.
    6 points
  9. Thanks Jim, maybe too clean??? Thank you MARU! Appreciate your encouragement sir! Great to have you along Thanks Marcel I shot some super thinned grey down there to tone it all down, but it still looks like that even after that and using a greyed off white on initial painting. I guess the flash didn't help. What would be nice would be decal panel lines and hinges. Often panel lines are obvious in intakes as they seem to collect dirt. I am just sorting the transition between intakes and resin fuselage before gluing. Getting the 'lin
    6 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
    6 points
  11. Dragon

    Hasegawa F-86 Sabre

    With my Training Day GB build sent to the SOD, I’m going to join this GB with the vintage Hasegawa F-86 kit, and I’ll be using the Avionix cockpit with the build. I’m looking to build a Korean War jet, and I have a lead on some decals. I’m aware I’ll need to perform surgery on the wing tips. Are there other external adjustments/change need to make a Korean War Sabre? I began the build by closing up the gun bays and speed brakes. I was pleasantly surprised how well they fit, so minimal filler was needed. As you can see I got heavy handed with the Tamiya Extra Thin Cemen
    5 points
  12. 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
    5 points
  13. Once I was walking towards the bin to dump this one after getting frustrated with the engines and some other less important annoyances, but didn't because of the hefty price tag. "Die another day", I thought to myself and put it aside. Well, glad I did not bin it. Once you prepare for and get past the engine assembly, this is truly a very enjoyable and very well fitting kit of a magnificant floatplane. Paints used were MRP Sky, EDSG, and Slate Gray, the beaching gear was enhanced with added detals. All markings except "Royal Navy"and te serial number are airbrushed. Thanks for look
    5 points
  14. .......& back after a little while a brief update Some progress, as predicted the engine I spent some time building , caused no end of problems when it came to attaching the cowlings and frankly will never be seen again . Slight misalignment of the mounting was the main culprit . With hindsight , I could have just built the front cylinders , would have been an easier fit and since I was 99% certain it would be covers closed........, meh . So engine in , covers on , some filling around and about but a reasonable fit. Decals from Peddinghaus arrived as w
    5 points
  15. Building/damaging (delete as applicable ) Test fit of the pe flaps, But even these will need smashing up! But the pit and fuselage are sealed up and I've tried to lay the belts in a 'get the **** out ASAP' sort of way but pe isnt the most flexible. However given the canopy will be over they wont be that visible anyway.
    5 points
  16. Oops wrong button. Not 100% accurate but it looks interesting. A pin wash will bring it out a bit more. Next up will be the main wheel bays.
    5 points
  17. This ignition harness is nowhere as detailed as Mark's, but it still took me two solid hours of squinting and cussing to make. My nanofabrication skills clearly leave much to be desired. The upside-down tape on the work surface trick is a great one though. It shifted the task of drilling 0.5 mm holes into 0.8 mm round styrene rod from impossible to merely maddening. Let's see if I can now paint and install this without breaking it. Then make the other one...
    5 points
  18. So, the Electra takes the lead in the airliners build race. Plenty of filling and sanding ahead for this one. Kev
    5 points
  19. 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
    5 points
  20. Thanks, guys! Fun it is indeed! Today I prepared small stuff to go on the cabin floor. Glued small instrument panel illumination lights into the edge of the glare shield, and glued the whole assembly into the surrounding nose/windscreen edge part. After hardening of the glue, I could fill the area behind the instrument panel with pieces of lead sheet, cut to shape with scissors. They were fixed with double sided tape and secured with pieces of sprue, glued to the instrument panel and the forward edge of the nose/windscreen part. A lot of
    4 points
  21. Thank you for your comments. Finally, decals!
    4 points
  22. For a good start to 2021. My new model AH-1Z "Shark Mouth" Academy 1:35 The model is old, but very well fitted and easy to build Painted: Hataka Cockpit: Eduard interior
    4 points
  23. LSP_Kevin

    Minicraft 1/144 Electra

    The 777 would be close to 4x larger than this little Electra, Brian, so you've got quite a beast on your hands! Here's my best attempt at a comparison (I left the Minicraft 777 in its wrapper for expedience): The 777 is pretty close to twice as long as the Electra, and would be about the same in wingspan too, I reckon. It's a deceptively large aircraft! Kit decals will usually be of the traditional screen-printed variety, but aftermarket sheets can be all kinds of things. Depending on the livery, the window decals are often printed as part of the fuselage c
    4 points
  24. Haynes site is just down the road from me. Some years ago I applied for a job there as a technical author, driving there in my old rather rusty mini. My interview was interrupted by a man putting his head round the door asking if I owned the mini reg. NAM484G, apparently I had parked in (the) Mr Haynes spot. I was politely asked to move it, and I wasn’t offered the job.....the wages were rubbish anyway!
    4 points
  25. Whitey

    Trumpy EA-18G Growler

    Fair bit of work achieved since my last post but still a long way to go. Satellite Comms antenna close to done. May need to add more to the sides but it looks pretty close. A little bit of clean up and restoration of panel lines once undercoated. And trimmed down the exhaust vents with new vanes inside. Nose wheel bay almost complete. Added some wiring, connectors and clips both with very small fuse wire and paint.
    4 points
  26. Thanks guys, In answer to you question Panzerwomble, our laminate is going to be a tannish RLM 79 with RLM 26 brown graining throughout. I'd have to clear photos of it with Kevin before I would stray from the topic at hand . Here's where I am so far. Back to the laminate...lol!
    4 points
  27. March/April, 2021: Douglas A-4 Skyhawk (Hasegawa, Trumpeter coming in Feb) Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe (Revell) Curtiss P-40 (Hasegawa) Later in 2021: (Not in Order of Release) Messerschmitt Bf 110 (Dragon/Revell) Heinkel He 219 Uhu (Revell) Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress (HKM) North American B-25 Mitchell (HKM) General Dynamics F-16 Viper (Tamiya) Dassault Mirage III (Italieri) North American F-86F Sabre (Kinetic/Italieri) Northrop P-61 Black W
    3 points
  28. 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.
    3 points
  29. 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
    3 points
  30. And I call this one done. Overall a very fine kit and a very enjoyable experience. I am actually thinking a building a C for the air superiority GB (in Swiss markings). We'll see. Here are the pictures of the finished bird. Cheers, David
    3 points
  31. Congratulations, it's a fuselage: Front is facing to the right, rear to the left. Thats it for the next days. All the etched lines have to be covered with triangular profiles, but these profiles are not provided with the kit. Not very professional, Profimodeller I've ordered a fistful of styrene profiles from Ebay, but delivery might take two days or three. Also ordered square profiles of different size as inserts for wings and rudder. There are PE parts for the wing ribs, which are OK, but I want to use something more solid to get the wings straight and even. Meanwhi
    3 points
  32. For me it's both. In some areas it's the history that drives my interest in a particular aircraft. In some areas it's an interest in the specific aircraft that drives me to learn more about the history surrounding it.
    3 points
  33. This has been a want of mine for for a very long time, and now with my CAD skills getting to a point that I'm comfortable with I've started designing a conversion to take two Hasegawa 1/32 bf109 kits and stick em together to make a Zwilling. D Bellis has been a huge help with details already, he scratchbuilt a conversion for these kits back in the 2005-2007 timeframe and has been sending many suggestions recently to help the design be as accurate as possible given what information is available. If I can get the parts looking nice enough I'll look at opening this up for sale to mode
    3 points
  34. 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
    3 points
  35. Just a little while longer for the RFI thread... Edit: RFI thread added.
    3 points
  36. I have no explanation for why I build what I build. I just like airplanes. It's like trying to explain why you like your favorite color. Why you like the other gender. There's no explaining it. It just is what it is. I've always liked things that other people don't have. Most of my vehicles have had some aspect that made them unique. I think that's why I got into image editing and the Alps printer (found out about it's existance and capabilities from Mike Grant). Now there's the cutting machines that open up similar options for more people. It can be cna
    3 points
  37. Like many here I enjoy the historical aspect of modeling particular subjects. I probably spend as much researching things that have a historical connection with what I build, be they people, events, technical aspects or all of the above. I spent nearly 22 years as a soldier and since retiring I lead what the U.S. Army calls "staff rides" to study various battles or campaigns in Europe covering the timeframe from the Napoleonic Wars through WWII. So the study, and application, of the lessons of military history has been part of my professional life since I was 18 years old. Just about all
    3 points
  38. Well after your positive comment and Ray's review - I decided to go ahead and purchase one... I look forward to seeing it in person... Mike
    3 points
  39. Thanks Alan, I appreciate the details. Makes sense to me, though I don't think I'll do anymore repainting. That'd be asking for trouble! Squadron badge on
    3 points
  40. IrekM1

    MiG-23 MF TRUMPETER

    Very slowly 'after COVID I return to work. I want to show next elements which I did in the meanwhile. These are elements from the hatch behind the pilot's cabin. I use some elements, decals from ANYZ.de. 90% elemts are hand made. In the half of last year I was flying SBLim-2 (MiG-15) too. Photos from the flight are at the end of the post SBlim-2
    3 points
  41. The one who will always stick in my mind was a patient I had who was at the helm of his LCVP hanging off the davit on the stern of an LST when a German torpedo blew him and his craft into the water during Exercise Tiger. I was the first person he'd ever met who had even heard of Tiger, much less knew anything about it (mostly thanks to a "Foyle's War" episode about Exercise Tiger). I pulled up the web site of the group in the UK who are restoring the *exact* S-Boat that fired that torpedo and showed it to him, bringing tears to his eyes. I will *never* forget him. Sadly, he died a few days
    2 points
  42. airscale

    1/18 Hawker Fury

    evening folks Happy New Year folks and thanks for all your kind comments ..thought I would drop in with a little update.. ..I started to work on the vacformed fuselage, with the first thing to do being to cut holes where the inner brass framework that supports the cabane struts and the inner fuselage structure & wing spars goes to see if it all fits inside - thankfully it does.. after that, I laid the halves onto plans to transfer the positions of panel lines and the definition between the metal and stringer areas and added the rear section
    2 points
  43. What do you guys think about the level of chipping and dirt? This is going to be a land based plane from about mid 1943 so it would be well used. I don't think I want to make it much dirtier but I could clean it up a bit if needed. Of course the pictures are way bigger then the parts. It's about ready to start putting together. It will still need some wires and other little details. I hope to have the cockpit done this week then I can start working on some kit plastic. I can't wait.
    2 points
  44. Excellent work and very interesting build information on this kit. Alain
    2 points
  45. Today I spent some time putting paint on the float, and sprucing up de beaching dollies. First I sprayed pattern of MRP Dark Slate Gray, and when that was dry (pretty quick with MRP paint) I started masking a pattern with paper masks. To get a good soft edge I leave space between the masks and the parts. I use little pegs which are cut-off toothpick points to set the space Then I airbrushed the MRP EDSD. They are all glossed up now (MRP High Gloss), and I started on the weathering, using Tamiya w
    2 points
  46. Tonight I finished up the upper transition area of the MH-60L. I read where flying leathernecks offered a 1/35 ALQ-144 so I bought it and put it on. The wiring was 2 short pieces of 020 lead wire. I drilled a 1mm hole and pushed the wires thru and glued them underneath. I'm pretty happy with the way it looks! Here's what I'm after: And here's what I've got: Comments welcome! Tim
    2 points
  47. I finished up the swashplate today by adding the 4 ID colors to the lower PC rods connecting ends. For the color stripes, I used Interdecal. 5mm color stripes and they fit perfect. The swashplate and M/R hub were painted a custom mix of 2 parts MM Army helo drab and 1 part MM interior black or what I now call Night Stalker black. I then started adding the same ID color decals to the M/R hub. That's all till Saturday night. Tim
    2 points
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