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  1. Tolga ULGUR

    My 2021 builds

    Hello everyone, Here is my 2021 build list in chronological order. In advance, Happy new year to all 1- 1/32 Hasegawa – Grey Matter P-40L Warhawk 2- 1/32 Hasegawa Focke Wulf FW 190F-8 3- 1/32 PCM Spitfire Mk.XIVe 4- 1/48 Hasegawa TF-104G 5- 1/32 Hasegawa Spitfire MK.IIa 6- 1/32 Dragon Messerschmitt Bf 109E-7Trop 7- 1/32 Dragon Messerschmitt Bf-110D 8- 1/32 Hasegawa P-40N Warhawk 9- 1/32 Hasegawa Messerschmitt Bf-109G 6 10- 1/32 Special Hobby Hawker Tempest Mk.V 11- 1/32 Hasegawa P-40E Warhawk 12- 1/32 Special Hobby Westland Whirlwind Mk.1 13- 1/32 Hasegawa P-40N Warhawk
    12 points
  2. Topside camo scheme is down. RLM 70/71 with Verde Oliva Scuro 2 (Olive Drab). The original 70/71 was sprayed in a freehand tight-ish demarcation, whilst the Olive Drab was sprayed quite loosely, as per a color image I have of the aircraft. I built tones into the RLM70 as well using some different shades of greens to mottle/marble, quite happy with the result I couldn't wait to get the fuselage ID band off to just see what she looked like - so I'll have to remask once I start shooting the black undersides. More work, but I like the way she looks! I didn't pop any marbling below the Olive Drab, just quite a thickish application of paint over the RLM70/71, so it looks "newer" as compared to the other scheme, which is the look I'm trying to achieve.
    10 points
  3. thank you all! Joachim, thank you too, I went to see excellent Max's work on his Tiger Moth. I know that Archer product, but I think that rivets are more suitable for the surfaces of the Lysander, on page two of this WIP there are tests done on the elevators, and I'm quite satisfied with the results I obtained. the trouble is that I ran out of rivets! there is an order on the way, but these will not be enough, I did it just to replace my stock, I didn't intend to use these for the wing. now the decision is from do another order (and wait more or less a couple o months) or find another way to achieve that effect. meanwhile, on the mc-workbench... I assembled the landing lights on the spats. I think I may call these subparts done and ready to be installed on the fuselage. some time after I glued on the transparent covers , I observed that the glue has ruined a parable, the one in the foreground. too fu§§ng late to remedy. next life. cheers, Paolo
    10 points
  4. Hi everyone, my AIMS 1/32 Ju 88 gear bay test shots just arrived! I have been able to do a little bit more to my 1/32 AIMS Mistel S3C over Christmas, my hands are ok with modelling a short while every day but after just a few moments using the keyboard and mouse the carpal tunnel syndrome flares back immediately - just as bad as before the operations. It is very sad news for me but I press on and just do what I can. Anyway the Jumo 213 Es and the exhausts have been modified a little. I am using the A-1 kit which means needing to change the right side exhaust stacks. also there should be a plate at the back on the right as well as a plate the length of one stub at the front each side. This plate has a concave air inlet - so a little to do changing parts only designed to have a flame damper covering everything. Some more detail was added to the fuel bay and tail wheel bay also. The cockpit had more of the A-1 kits parts added and this was a big mistake as they are nothing like the details needed from the A-4 onwards and I have to make some changes - mostly to the right wall and folding co-pilot seat (which from the A-4 onwards has different fixed legs and a different way of folding. Well back to the big news and the arrival of the Gear bay test shots. The fit of the floor plate is 100% perfect but my hope of fitting it into my already made model has taken a knock - it is just impossible so I will have to razor saw even more of the gear bay away to do what I planned. Onwards and upwards! Happy New year to you all.
    9 points
  5. It’s big girl time! got this kit for Christmas and I’m in love! Haha now I need to order some more live resin figures and some up grade parts for it. So keep an eye out lol this girl is big!
    8 points
  6. Here are my completed builds for 2021: cheers P
    8 points
  7. A small Christmas update - She is up on her own three legs now! - It is not a tailsitter and the landing gear feels very sturdy and can easily take the weight of the model. I have the armament almost completed as well - I chose to swap them all out for the excellent Eduard Brassin sets. The included weaponry is perhaps the biggest letdown of this kit. Still have a fair few smaller things to complete before I can call this done - don´t know why but I always seem to drag my feet at this point in my builds... /Niels
    8 points
  8. mc65

    Rufe 1/32 tamiya/MDC

    hi all! here a project started a lot of years ago. decades, actually. at the time the only A6M available was the -5 Hasegawa, with all its limits, dimensional and 70's style. moreover, as I tried to understand it, my certainties crumbled until they thinned to a single one: sooner or later I would have done it, and I would have done it on certainties, not on hypotheses. and Tamiya finally came up with the suitable base, a -2, and the MDC made a resin set for making my-damn-Rufe. very well, but some uncertainties about the painting also emerged, until I recently found documentation that comforted me on what I should try to reproduce, hallelujah. so, here we are. Beyond the conversion itself, I focused on the weathering of the paints. I wanted both the red primer used on these aircraft and the factory color under the definitive green of the operating theater to appear. to achieve this I used the salt technique, but using baking soda, then eliminated with vinegar. in this way the peeling is finer, and the residues practically...well, zero, altough technically this is a Rufe. this effect was built in layers, obviously, each one protected with transparent for subsequent treatment. the hard part was keeping the layers thin! I worked the mainplane and the floats separately for ease of handling, joining up these at the very last stage. the trolley supplied by MDc was on my opinion too fragile to support the weight of the whole finished model, so I put it aside, saving just the wheels, and built a new one in welded brass and wood, based on the MDC one, on the Tamiya 1/48 and on the historical photos found. much better, IMHO. after some close inspection of the original photos and with the help of a friend from Tokyo, we decided that the writing on the wooden poles reads "front left/right" and "left/right". the building itself was free of troubles, I just cut off the headrest/rollbar not present in this version, and added few details here and there, mainly in the cockpit and engine area. all in all I'm quite satisfied by this work, now I'm just recharging the batteries to throw myself in the last step of the idro-trilogy I've in mind! cheers, Paolo
    8 points
  9. Well good news and bad news - good news - I managed to saw off cleanly enough a section of the rear which allowed with only gentle flexing the PE floors to slot in. Bad news - I was so focused on making the door skins as real as possible with 2x layers of 0.2mm brass followed by a half etch layer to show the raised rivets for the inner skin with a half etch outer skin to allow the rivets around the edge and cut outs - looks fantastic but for one simple problem - it is impossible to accurately mould to shape. The doors might not look too bad when open but they can never be conformed to the gear bay shape. Have to re-think the product when my hands can use the design program again.
    7 points
  10. Sorry but you are wrong. For Trumpeter engineers, TBD probably means To Be Delayed!
    7 points
  11. After some trial and error I managed to fit hardware that secures the hull to the chassis (of course its removable). And this is where it stands for now. Thank god the resin is nice and soft, sands easily with lots of water to keep resin dust down. Cheers, hope everyone had a Very Merry Christmas. All the best for a Happy New Year! And stay safe out there! Dave/Ironman1945
    7 points
  12. Undersides painted I'm in the mood for some progress and luckily have the time to spend at the bench. The undersides recieved their marble coat. I thinned Gunze's RLM65 wih aorund 60% of levelling thinner to balance fine lines with opacity. The idea was to emphasize the Buecker's nature of mostly fabric surfaces. Therefore all the ribs were painted more solidly than the rest of the airframe. It might look a little rough - I wasn't going for a perfect mottle. Afterwards everything was blended in with a colour/thinner ration of 20/80 (more like tinted thinner) I guess the effect is obvious up close: And I couldn't resist to pull the masks - et voila: The insgnia turned out better than expected (from my previous experience). Only slight ridges an minimal bleeding on the left cross Both problem can and will be erased with some fine (8000 grid) micro mesh. If I can keep up the pace the RLM71 will be applied next.
    6 points
  13. Stokey Pete

    Tamiya F-15E

    A few more photos. I managed to tweak the support rods to create a more interesting pose. One that can be used either top surface facing, or more interestingly, showing off the deadly arsenal attached to its belly. There were one or two decals that silvered a touch but nothing drastic. It’s not like I’m looking for awards anyway. I’m afraid, I’m a bit stuck for a decent, uncluttered background, so they’re not the greatest.
    6 points
  14. Way back around 1968ish I remember visiting Simpson's in downtown Toronto, and going to the toy section which had a very large model section. Back then plastic models were like video games for kids today.. very popular. My friends and I bought/built them all the time. I distinctly remember looking for a 1/48 P-51B. But during my visit I spent a lot of time at a large sand table display that had a large RC Pzkpw Mk IV being driven around. So cool! I've finally started getting back to the childhood dream of having my own RC tanks. Have Tamiya's 1/16 M51, Tiger I, and Leopard 2 A6. I've also added an updated drive/recoil/sound/light system to Tamiya's 1/25 Panther A. So here we go, 1/16 M51! Lots in the box.
    5 points
  15. Hot on the heels of the Dash 8 I'm going to try doing to this what I did to the Bird dog. The box top; and knowing how soft Rodens plastic is and the nose weight I'll probably need, I decided to try making my own main gear spring (brass stock) hopefully a good representation of the main gear, some spare resin wheels from my stash Thanks for looking
    5 points
  16. Happy to present a T-28B/D from Kitty Hawk. I would say many pages have been written on the kit itself. It is a well fitting over-engineered kit with much cleanup required and some illogical ejector studs increasing the cleanup time. Once you are past the initial part cleanup the kit fits together exceptionally well, its just the kit is pieced up to sometimes absurd number of sub-assemblies, which seem to be typical for Kitty Hawk. The kit was built as a commission build for a friend of mine that is building a collection of 1/32 aircraft in tribute to his father. I have enjoyed the build and took some artistic license on hanging the training weapons as the paint schemes for most aircraft in the kit are warbirds anyway. Based on the customer requirement the engine is all closed up, otherwise the kit provides opportunity to open the engine up. One word of warning: at least in my kit the balance weights provided were not enough and I ended up with a tailsitter that was solved by attaching the kit to a wooden base but please be aware and check before you get surprised. Cheers, Jarda Hajecek
    5 points
  17. John1

    ICM 1/35 CH-54?

    Now the SH-3 would be quite further up my list compared to the -54. First, it was much more widely used, so you've got a ton of marking options and second, you can opt to fold the rotors so the thing will fit on a shelf. With the -54 (and other non-naval helos), you pretty much need a table to display your work.
    5 points
  18. Oh... sorry.. Thanks. Parts are designed for Tamiya Kit. can´t tell you about fitting to some other kit. If you want to convert Tamiya E to D, than yes. One of my future plans is D cockpit set for Tamiya E. probably....
    5 points
  19. Dragon

    BAE Hawk T.1A

    My wife and I decided today would be a hobby room day, and it was a nice snowy day to be relaxing in the room. My focus was to get the build ready for a coat of primer later this week. I was able to get the seats and canopy installed, and the canopy is masked. Now the fun part begins! My last two GB builds crashed and burned when the painting began, but I figure the third time will be a success. Fingers crossed. Thanks for looking in.
    5 points
  20. Thanks Tom. Yeah, 1:16 = lengthy print times! Doesn’t help that I use 2mm wall thicknesses for the major structures. As this is 100% a static model, the suspension is more or less decorative. The model will be supported by M10 nuts & bolts. Here’s the recesses for the M10 nuts in the drive module. The belly plate now has 9mm diameter holes to allow the bolts to pass through. Dragging a part from almost there to ready to print is pretty time consuming. It’s definitely easier to tweak in CAD than fix in real life, so absolutely worth it. cheers.
    5 points
  21. It´s Sunday and Boxingday at that but I have an update ready for you ! Soon, my precious....Sooon Time to give the gigant Viggen some attention....it is time to add and fix small tings There was a piece missing from wingroot of the canard so I needed to fix that with putty. So I started my usual masking. And a wee bit of sanding Moving on to priming the whole shebang. With that it was time to add the flaps. The flaps move as one on the JA and are slightly dropped when parked. ANd some primer on that too Well well, almost time for paint! I´ll do a once over to spot defects I can´t live with and then it´s time for paint! Oh, and my only X-mas gift from me to me arrived, new missiles! The in box missiles aren´t bad per se but they only come with training round markings...I wan't my Viggen to carry the real stuff that goes bang and besides the Eduard Brassin is simply outstanding!... I´ll cuddle those boxes infront of the teli tonight A small update but things are a foot! Cheers!
    5 points
  22. Thanks again all! I was planning on cleaning up the model and spraying a round of primer before a re-scribe, which I assume will be needed in quite a few places, but forgot a couple things..... I still had to make the upper spine antenna, as well as the underwing pitot tube and tail light. The OOB parts for both the antenna and pitot tube did not look terrible at first glance, but hadn't seen them in a few years. did take a look at them, dig them out and started cleaning them up. They are resin with wire pregnated in them, but found two things after cleaning them up: 1. - The resin is fairly brittle in this very thin form, and whenever I tried to do any sanding on the thinnest parts (the tip of the antenna and the bottom/end of the pitot tube) those areas just crumbled. 2. - the wire that was used while more inflexible piano wire, it is considerably thinner than I would have used and the wire really does not lend much support, and because it was imbedded slightly not in center of either, that thin wire tends pokes out the side when sanded on. Bad news. Well, in the theme of this build, I just decided to scratch build both using a mix of thicker hardened steel rod encased in plastic w/thick C/A so it can be sanded to an oval shape. The antenna mast got an antenna wire loop made of a piece of brass tube group down flat to shape and faired in. The pitot tube has the end bent at a 90deg and ground down so that a small piece of SS tubing was slipped over the end and also faired in so the end is open as it should be. Finally there was one SINGLE last thing t do; make and glue in the tail light. The real deal has a small body colored fairing on it that blends it into the very tip of the tail under the rudder. I once again cut a small piece of SS tubing, drilled a hole into the tail in the appropriate place and used some C/A to blend it in. The small clear piece of resin rod provided for the tail light OOB slips right in the piece of SS tubing. The tubing is all faired in here, but the resin rod is just setting in place, as I will add that after paint so as to not have to mask it off. Well gents, With the completion of the last 3 things that has to be added to the airframe, tomorrow I should be ready to clean, mask and hopefully shoot a round of primer to bring things together. All for now, and hope you all had a very merry Christmas! Cheers
    5 points
  23. matto21

    Tamiya 1/48 Bf-109 G6

    Hi all, Firstly, a very merry Christmas to you all! Like many of us I suspect, I'm a serial starter of builds, but not a serial finisher of them! I was offered this kit by a friend for a very reasonable price and couldn't refuse! He'd completed the first few construction steps up to and including joining the fuselage and painting the cockpit before shelving it. I'd heard great things about this kit and it's been a while since I've built a Tamiya kit. Starting point for me was tidying up, repainting and weathering the cockpit. Once I'd done that, I needed replacement belts because I'm really not a fan of belt decals, even Tamiya ones. I fashioned some primitive replacements. I've not decided if I'll display the engine, but regardless, painting it was a very enjoyable task! The fit of parts is really remarkable, especially the wing to fuselage join (dry fit above and glued below). And that's it so far, progress has inevitably slowed due to the festivities! Matt
    4 points
  24. Here’s the list of all the winners. There was more “stuff” than participants, so everyone won at least one item, with some lucky folks winning (during a second draw) a second item, so congratulation to you all. I’d like to offer a heartfelt thank you to all those that donated this year, it was a great outpouring of generosity, and really makes the LSP Christmas raffle what it is, a good deal of fun for all involved. To each and every one of you, I wish a happy, healthy, safe and prosperous new year. Donated Items (Kits): Special Hobby Brewster Buffalo - Donated by Alex – Winner: Theo Trumpeter F6F-3 Hellcat - Donated by r0t0rdr1ver – Winner: Dukie99 Trumpeter MiG-15 - Donated by Dany Boy – Winner: steinerman Hasegawa P-40E - Donated by Winnie – Winner: P-51D Man Eduard Bf 108 ProfiPack - Donated by Rick Griewski – Winner: Winnie Hasegawa Ki-61 Tony - Donated by Fanes – Winner: panzerrob Revell Fw 190F-8 - Donated by Jack – Winner: seiran01 Kitty Hawk T-28C - Donated by Phartycr0c – Winner: themongoose Hasegawa Fw 190A-5 - Donated by Dennis7423 – Winner: MustangManiac Hasegawa Bf 109G-4 ("Hartmann") - Donated by coogrfan – Winner: phantom Hasegawa A6M5c - Donated by smoke417 – Winner: Derek B Trumpeter MiG-3 (with AM) - Donated by Dukie99 – Winner: BradG Trumpeter SBD-3 Dauntless - Donated by Dukie99 – Winner: Landrotten Highlander Hobby Boss F-84E Thunderjet - Donated by Jack – Winner: Phantom2 Hasegawa Me 163B - Donated by RadBaron – Winner: Alex Revell 1/32 He 162 (with Quinta cockpit and Fusion V-tail conversion) - Donated by seiran01 – Winner: blackbetty Revell Spitfire MkIX - Donated by Rockie Yarwood – Winner: Fanes Revell Bf 109G-6 - Donated by Telepatu – Winner: Maru5137 Revell Super Cub #04208 - Donated by Whitey – Winner: r0t0rdr1vr Donated Items (Books): (One) HMH title, winners choice - Donated by Nic C.D. – Winner: Talon (One) Valiant Wings book - winners choice of title - Donated by Trak-Tor – Winner: Dave J (One) Valiant Wings book - winners choice of title - Donated by Trak-Tor – Winner: LSP_K2 (Me!!!) (2) He 219 books, (1) Kagero & (1) Valiant Wings - Donated by Neo – Winner: machine_marty One KLP book, winner's choice - Donated by Jeroen_R90S – Winner: Dennis7423 (4) KLP Luftwaffe books - Donated by Maru5137 – Winner: Nic C.D. Aichi 99 Kanbaku "Val" Units 37-42 - Donated by John1 (These four books are one gift) – Winner: Trak-Tor Ki-61 and Ki-100 Aces - Donated by John1 – Winner: Trak-Tor Luftwaffe Mistel Composite Bomber Units - Donated by John1 – Winner: Trak-Tor Dornier Do-24 Units - Donated by John1 – Winner: Trak-Tor Donated Items (AM): CAM F-4S decals - Donated by themongoose – Winner: RadBaron CAM Phantoms Phorever decals - Donated by themongoose – Winner: red Dog Caracal A-10 Warthog decals - Donated by themongoose – Winner: Juggernut Eagle Strike A-10 Warthog decals - Donated by themongoose – Winner: John1 Eagle Strike A-10 Warthog decals (2) - Donated by themongoose – Winner: Modelpig Reid Air F/A-18E/F Super Hornet decals - Donated by Landrotten Highlander – Winner: fastzx AOA VMFA-212 F-4 Phantom decals - Donated by Out2gtcha – Winner: Gerhard Draw decals P-51D Mustang decals - Donated by Out2gtcha – Winner: smoke417 Multiple MiG and Mirage 2000 items - Donated by LSP_Kevin – Winner: Out2gtcha (Four) 1:24 scale Barracuda wheel sets - Donated by LSP_Kevin – Winner: Daywalker Multiple decals sets - Donated by LSP_Kevin – Winner: Whitey Aviaeology Beaufighter decals - Donated by LSP_Ron – Winner: Dragon (3) CMK sets for A6M - Donated by Dragon – Winner: Thomas Lund (2) Two Bobs F/A-18 Hornet decals - Donated by Dragon – Winner: Hawkwrench One each of entire airscale inventory, winners choice of scale - Donated by Peter (airscale) – Winner: Dany Boy Group of AM items (to be provided with MiG-15 kit offered by Dany Boy) - Donated by Rick Griewski – Winner: steinerman Superscale F-14 Tomcat decals (VF-211) - Donated by blackbetty – Winner: Rick Griewski CAM P-51D decals - Donated by Dennis7423 – Winner: Stokey Pete Eduard (Brassin) Aim-9D missiles - Donated by Dennis7423 – Winner: Huey195thAHC Aires F-16 burner cans & wheel bays - Donated by panzerrob – Winner: Telepatu Two Bobs F-16C (32-031) decals - Donated by Daywalker – Winner: Neo Two Bobs F-16C (32-033) decals - Donated by Daywalker – Winner: Rick K Two Bobs F-16C (Alaskan) decals - Donated by Daywalker – Winner: Jeroen_R90S Aires F-14D 'pit set (2174) - Donated by steinerman (these three as one gift) – Winner: leitch Aires F-14 wheel well set (2182) - Donated by steinerman (these three as one gift) – Winner: leitch Aires F-14D burner nozzles set (2117) - Donated by steinerman (these three as one gift) – Winner: leitch Werners Wings MH-60 decals & Reskit rotor head & Werners Wings decals - Donated by Hawkwrench – Winner: NigTT Colors and Markings vol 12 - MiG kill markings Vietnam - Donated by phantom (all four as one gift) – Winner: Out2gtcha Colors and Markings vol 10 - US Navy and USMC Cag aircraft - Donated by phantom – Winner: Out2gtcha Detail and Scale vol 46 - EA-6B - Donated by phantom – Winner: Out2gtcha Detail and scale vol 19 - A-10 Warthog - Donated by phantom – Winner: Out2gtcha Zotz F-84E decals, Part 2 of a series: USA, Greece and Portugal - Donated by Rick Griewski (for winner of HB F-84E kit) – Winner: Phantom2 Eduard “braces”, Photo-etch, 32-058 - Donated by Rick Griewski (to go to winner of Hasegawa Me 163 kit) – Winner: Alex Two Bobs 32-034 A-7 Corsair decals - Donated by red Dog – Winner: LSP_K2 (Me!!!) Mil Spec 32-009 VF-143 F-14B Tomcat decals - Donated by red Dog – Winner: Dave J Bf 109 AM - Donated by Rick K – Winner: Neo Fw 190A/F-8 AM - Donated by Rick K – Winner: leitch Two 1/32 Leading Edge Sabre deal sheets - Donate by Rocky Yarwood – Winner: Theo WWII decal bundle - Donated by Juggernut – Winner: steinerman Newer(ish) decal bundle - Donated by Juggernut – Winner: Whitey Bf 109 decals, Aero Master 32010 Early Eastern Friedrichs (part 1) and Techmod 32029 Bf109G-2 - Donated by Thomas Lund – Winner: Maru5137 (3) sets of Eduard Brassin 1/32 Wheels - He219, Zero and Spitfire (sets 632016, 632087 & 632038) - Donated by machine_marty – Winner: Jeroen_R90S Fox One 32-003 F-4J's in SE Asia & Two Bobs 32-032 F-16C Aviano Vipers - Donated by Modelpig – Winner: red Dog Donated Items (Tools/supplies): Donated Items (Other): $50 Amazon gift card (electronic version) – Donated by myself and P-51D Man (will not be available until 01 19 22 though) – Winner: Thomas Lund
    4 points
  25. F-4 "N" Phantom II Tamiya 1:32. I make models straight out of the box but here I made a few minor changes for the N version. However, all items still come from other Tamiya F-4 kits + aftermarket decals. Model painted with Hataka Hobby At the begining 1:1 F-4N Phantom II Tamiya 1:32
    4 points
  26. Thanks @vvwse4. They are really good photos. On seeing those it confirms to me what a brilliant job @Gene K has done. I still have the centre piece to put on top of the main plate but I am just getting a nice tidy edge where it is glued on. Interestingly the Brit ones had a lot of PEC type filler all around these plates, but on other photos they look very clean like these ones you posted. Here is where I am at And have started working on the structure inside the Aux air doors... Cheers Anthony
    4 points
  27. Wings fitted and glued to the fuselage: The next step is cutting out the main landing gear chambers and re-separating the wings from the fuselage.
    4 points
  28. CruZz

    KopeckyScaleModels

    I don´t want to upload 20 photos so here you can check progress of Crurrent F-15E set for Tamiya.
    4 points
  29. Here is an actual sign posted at a golf club in Scotland. 1 BACK STRAIGHT, KNEES BENT 2 FEET SHOULDER WIDTH APART 3 FORM A LOOSE GRIP 4 KEEP YOUR HEAD DOWN 5 STAY OUT OF THE WATER 6 TRY NOT TO HIT ANYONE 7 IF YOU ARE TAKING TOO LONG LET OTHERS GO AHEAD OF YOU 8. DON'T STAND DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF OTHERS. 9. QUIET PLEASE...WHILE OTHERS ARE PREPARING 10 DON'T TAKE EXTRA STROKES WELL DONE.. NOW, FLUSH THE URINAL, GO OUTSIDE, AND TEE OFF Cheers, Michael
    4 points
  30. First order of business. I intend to drive this all over in the muck, and am not super super concerned about accuracy. BUT... this kit has the wrong configuration for the engine deck and the engine access doors/exhausts at the rear. Also.... I really prefer the M4A1 cast hull. So I found a 1/16 M4A1 resin hull, and a replacement engine deck. Out with the razor saw, superglue and epoxy and away we go! Also I cut away the Tamiya kits fenders to use with the new resin hull.
    4 points
  31. Is it too much to ask for more trainers? A PT-22 or PT-26 would be fantastic, as would be a BT-13. Or even a Texan now that Kittyhawk has folded up shop. Or perhaps some observation planes like the O-46 or O-47? Matt
    4 points
  32. Some quick phone pics of progress: The Tamiya/Trumpeter intakes are about finished. I used an off-white and dirtied the lower inside of the intakes a little. F110s are courtesy of Chris (Zacto)... beautiful work from Chris as usual... Aires exhausts... parts are dry-fitted and not correctly aligned, yet: The forward fuselage is assembled... will require a lot of work to get to get it to look clean. Red Fox on Avionix D pit. Cheers, Marcel
    4 points
  33. Stokey Pete is first to clear the doom shelf with his very nice F-15 Strike Eagle. Great work mate. Link to build thread;
    3 points
  34. Hi all, Just a few updates. The wheels have 'Aviattic' linen weave effect decal applied. The landing gear is painted ready to assemble. The two Lewis and single Vickers machine guns are prepared for fitting. The 'Proper Plane' laminated wood propeller has got it decals and semi-matte clear coat. All of these have yet to be weathered etc, Mike
    3 points
  35. I need to add my $0.02 in here too and thank not only Kevin but all the generous folks who contributed to making this raffle so much fun and so enjoyable! This is the first time I've participated in it and I actually won a nice prize - 2 in fact. I hope the person who won my donation is happy with it and can find a use for the Aries add-ons. Believe it or not, I have already decided on my donation for next year's raffle - well, part of it anyway. I'm sure I'll have more to add as the year progresses. I hope you all had a spectacular Christmas ad I wish you all a very Happy, Safe, and prosperous 2022!
    3 points
  36. Hi Stefan, fixed it, too many messages, so go ahead!
    3 points
  37. Smeds

    ICM 1/35 CH-54?

    I am surprised no one has produced a 1/32/35 SeaKing yet, apart from the Sunray one that is.
    3 points
  38. Yes it was but news of Tamiya's pending release even as an' in progress' project significantly ( I suspect) affected the overall numbers it sold post release. I had a a HK Mossie and also had a ZM P-51 on order and then sold and cancelled the order respectively once I learnt Tamiya were doing them both. Having had all 4 kits in my hand and since built the Tamiya P-51, I'm glad I did on both counts. Ultimately, there are choices and it is up to the modeler to decide what suits them best but my own take is, if I only ever build one in that subject, then buy the best available. Gary
    3 points
  39. I imag I imagine many kits would have never have existed if it were not for stashers. Not many of these larger awkward esoteric models would see the light of day if only those who intend to build bought them. In a way a stash subsidises the industry to manufacture a wider range of subjects that otherwise would never exist as well as making the models available to actual builders.
    3 points
  40. vvwse4

    F4J Phantom Tamiya

    Preshade with dark sea grey And after two afternoons work this is where I am right now. A long way to go still but the first couple of layers of paint are on.
    3 points
  41. mozart

    ICM Tiger Moth

    Managed a sneaky hour yesterday afternoon! The Archer stitching transfers settled dow very well with a coating of MicroSol, but what is clear is that more than one sheet is required for a single aircraft, so another order's on its way Woody!
    3 points
  42. Thanks Matt, really appreciate your feedback! So I have the first strap glued in place with Tamiya extra thin and then ultra thin CA (ZAP in the pink bottle-its like water) around the edges. Makes for a tidy attachment Notice I drilled out the holes to 0.5mm that Gene had marked on his file. The reason I reamed them out to this dia with my tiny carbide drills was because there are actually big fastener heads in these locations See here (Photo courtesy Iain Ogilvie @Iain ) So I thought I should show you how I am representing them. By inserting Evergreen 0.50 rod into the holes, these will be clipped down and sanded with a block sander and then buffed with 0000 steel wool to round the corners off. Notice also the inboard pylon mounts to this slightly proud...another circular shim to be added later Ok I must press on, thanks again to @Gene K for his help with this beautiful piece Cheers Anthony
    3 points
  43. Thanks MARU! Ok moving onto the next phaze of the lower wing. Here is the first stage of the belly strengthening strap. Enormous thanks to @Gene K for spending many hours and multiple revisions to get these strengthening plates accurate, there are 6 pieces in total. Fit is perfect! I just couldnt resist placing the main one on top to show you how good it looks Cheers Anthony
    3 points
  44. hi all, thank you! really a lot of work, I begin to wonder if it is worth it, also because I continue to correct things that have already been done ... well, lets start with an half success. the idea was to save the shape of the kit's part, and sand that one until reach a decent shape, transparency and correct frames. so after some sanding and putty and sanding again I arrived here. then tried to thermoform. while shopping, I had an enlightenment and I bought a package of transparent lids for food-grade trays for a few euros. without bothering and going searching for my self made box to connect to the vacuum cleaner, wich is buried somewhere in the garage, I produced this. it looks like anyone? the idea was to save the shape and work the original piece, but it costs nothing to try, right? and it also reacts well to glue... in short, after a bit of cutting and sewing, here we are. it can certainly done better, but I'm so laaaaazy! at least it's transparent, and about almost correct in shape. I damaged the frames with the glue in several places, now the choice will be between putty or an aluminum coating. and this was half success... the fail is that I found that in making the rudder's ribs I followed the lines of the kit. could they be right? obviously NO. so do it all again. I'm starting to get tired of this building where one day I do one thing and the next I have to dismantle and redo it. also my mojo is considering leaving me and this kit at home and going for mushrooms. cheers, Paolo
    3 points
  45. CruZz

    KopeckyScaleModels

    Yes, have to think about it.... Here is some testing with main wheels...
    2 points
  46. Hi Stefan, congratulations and PM me to exchange some info on addresses and such. And same goes for seiran01 (mike) please PM me for details. And Kevin, you did a great job again, thank you for organizing this raffle and best wishes for 2022!! Jack
    2 points
  47. My best guess would be about 80%+ will never actually get built but will simply be stash queens or passed around like currency between modellers. I think I read somewhere that an estimate had it that something like 70% of all the large Monogram/Revell 1/48 4 engine heavies (B-17, 24 and 29) have never been built - and those have been around 40 years now - and are much smaller in overall size. I am as bad as the next bloke for buying these large models and envisaging how it will look when finished. If only I had multiple houses and lifetimes to build and display them all in that I (mentally) intend to do..! Gary
    2 points
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