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  1. Butt joint filled and sanded.. Kinda like that- cheers P
    12 points
  2. Posting this out of boredom. I’m home recuperating from minor surgery and every time I walk through my modeling room this is what I see…. Everything ready to glue as soon as the pain meds wear off in a couple days. In my current condition/stuper I’d probably glue my shoe to my face.
    11 points
  3. The new printer arrived a couple days ago, I didn't figure that I would spend almost an intire day trying to get the printer to open my 3D files....I didn't give in, finally got it going... So anyway I've had some pretty good results with the prints so far, had a couple fail but it was because I tried to use small supports with very little contact depth and diameter...lessons learned.. also I purchased "plant based" resin, got it because it supposed to not smell as strong as standard resin, it still smells pretty strong to me, not much different than regular stuff(at least to me..) prints pretty good, but I think I will go back to regular stuff.. I have printed some of the fuselage sections and some oxygen tanks, I have already started going back and modifying the files to make them print better, nothing major so far concerning the changes, just some gaps that I missed and I have to play with the support layouts. I bought the ANYCUBIC PHOTON MONO X printer, it is really nice, huge build volume, 192mm X 120mm X 245mm, it also prints very fast even when it's set for printing for "best quality". The attached are the first prints as of today, I will be printing them again with some minor changes. Oh, and my UV light for curing the resin died this morning... always something... Pat
    11 points
  4. After a rather lengthy build, this one is finally over the line. I really wanted to do a large scale air superiority blue F-15 and the candy cane scheme of this B model really appealed. As ever, there was no real OOTB version so extras included an Aires early C cockpit, some additional resin parts from Bruce for the rear cockpit, new exhausts from GT Resin, Fuel tanks borrowed from the Revell F-4, modified Aires Aim-7 to get an F variant, CE Aim-9Js a fair bit of scratch built vents etc and of course some added lighting. The Revell kit is OK shape-wise but needs some real love and attention to bring it somewhere near modern standards i.e. no riveting, rather wide panel lines, soft detail etc. Suffice to say I learnt a lot, mostly that I need to be more focused on build Quality from the start rather than fixing up my errors later on! I tried Black basing on this one, but with lots of over-painting which prove more effective, so not sure I'll do it the same way again. The weapons and tanks are attached with magnets so they can be moved around or replaced. I also trialed some acrylic carving for the afterburner effect which turned out quite neat. Anyway, enough words... picture time! And yes the lights still worked (mostly!).... Thanks for looking! And for anyone interested the build thread is below:
    9 points
  5. Hi All here in France, we also are very interested with this outstanding kit and we can discuss with Jean-Claude Mermet. I got the authorization from his side to let you know his first impress and first conclusion after he received the kit. (694) 1/32 infos sur futur 109 G-14/U4 Zoukei Mura - Page 6 (forumactif.com) "Conclusion: As the cowlings 030, 040 and 050 (according to my nomenclature) are present among the parts, it is possible to assemble the following models, mentioning only the exterior look (For the interior, it's a different matter!) : -- G-6 standard (Original canopy and 030 engine cowlings) without the "Compressed Air" hatch in section 5 of the fuselage on the right. -- G-6/U4 (original canopy and 030 engine cowlings) without the "Erla" hatch of the G-6/U2 on the right. -- G-6/U2 (original canopy and 040 engine cowlings) with additional "Erla" hatch on the right. -- G-6MW50 (040 engine cowlings) without the "Compressed Air" hatch of MK 108. -- G-6MW50/U4 (040 engine cowlings) with the "Compressed Air" hatch of the MK 108. -- G-14 (040 engine cowlings) with "Erla" canopy and tall fin and rudder assembly. -- G-14/U4 (040 engine cowlings) with "Erla" canopy and tall fin and rudder assembly. -- G-6MW50 from Erla ( 050 engine cowlings) and large tailplane but without the MK 108's "Compressed Air" hatch..." as you can see very promising, Hope this helps
    9 points
  6. I think I now remember why I put this build on the SOD 4 years ago after a fraught few days of trying to move this build on. Although beautiful in detail the Eduard Brassin engine set really is a very difficult set and causes fit issues down the line and I've had to remove the engine several times and then repair any damage as well. Finally today I've had a good clear head and several hours to work through the fit issues and happy and relieved to get the engine and cowls correctly in place Quick test fit to check the prop fitted correctly Upper cowl has taken a fair amount of trimming as well as the cylinder heads of the engine to get a good fit And then another issue I had caused myself resolved with the MG151's now fitted Super happy with this progress and now know I can see the build through to the end with the worst issues over. Some remedial paint work needed around the cowl area but time to move on the landing gear. Regards. Andy
    9 points
  7. Yup. Pretty fed up with grown men histrionics frankly. Does the membership no favours when the only minuscule expectation is simply to be civil with each other. SMH Matty
    8 points
  8. nmayhew

    Border 1/35 Kate

    No - stop this 1/35 nonsense!!
    8 points
  9. same here.. some stencil painting..
    8 points
  10. Fiddling with the tailpipes- crazy that the fit to Timmy!’s printed parts is damn near perfect. I built the innards years ago-
    7 points
  11. quang

    Border 1/35 Kate

    I’ve heard they’re planning 1/50 for the 1/48 fan club
    6 points
  12. availabe on Inifinity website, shipping next week https://www.infinitymodels.cz/en/1-32-vampire-f-mk3/ https://www.infinitymodels.cz/en/1-32-vampire-fb-mk5/
    6 points
  13. He “Jennings-ed” it
    5 points
  14. Out2gtcha

    Border 1/35 Kate

    I hate to be like this but as much as I want an LSP Kate, I cannot give them any of my money for a 1/35th product. I like to buy things that promote 1/32nd, but in this case I will have to specifically withhold my money to (hopefully) prevent any money being spent by companies to produce any further 1/35th aircraft.
    5 points
  15. Hi all, Here's the shots of the completed model. This model represents BE2c Serial No. 2635 of No.13 Squadron, RFC, operating from Savy in France during 1916. My full build log, including all materials used is here: As usual a full build log in PDF format is available to download from my site (Gallery 4) in my signature link. Just click the PDF icon to read or download. Once again thanks for your comments and encouragement - appreciated, Mike
    4 points
  16. John1

    Border 1/35 Kate

    Looks nice but it's the wrong scale!
    4 points
  17. Arma Models just announced that they are going to release detailed multi-media models of the Kamov Ka-52 in 1/72 and 1/48, supposedly at an affordable price. However, they note that they can easily re-scale their designs, and have a poll going for releases in other scales, including 1/35 and 1/32. According to one of their replies in the comments section, the number of votes for 1/35 makes it likely they'll also release the Ka-52 in this scale in the future. Link here: Arma Models Ka-52
    4 points
  18. Winston Churchill once wrote that, "the only thing that ever really frightened me during the war was the U-boat peril". It has been a few weeks, but I have been plugging away, albeit slowly since I am glad to write that I have a new job keeping me busy. I've added the jackstaff and the 2 cm Flak C30 twin guns. The latter has been by far the trickiest part of the entire build so far, with a myriad of pieces that could hold a rave on the head of a pin! Almost done with the upper wintergarten, and then I'll focus on the lower level. Until next time, Cheers, Tom
    4 points
  19. Just received my clear sprue replacements from Modellbau König (MBK)! On first glance my Lanc now has immaculate clear parts, so much better then the ones in the kit!
    4 points
  20. Ok, as promised...pichurs! You can see the new cranes I built as I wasn't happy with the old one. These look more like the real deal. There's 2 different classes of DD and the mini subs sprinkled throughout. Need to give these new parts a wash to blend 'em in. Also, someone was kind enough to PM me and suggest a heading change for the Hellcats. I'll admit I was skeptical, but just a 5 degree heading change and BOOM, they pop out of the scene and add another layer of perspective. Color me floored, and a good reminder that composition is everything! And finally a photo from a different side. I'm amazed at how cool it looks in pictures. Up next I need to make another crane for the middle pier, and a whole bunch of boats tied up to it. Thinking up ways to make the flotsam thats in the dry docks. Think that will help fill in the scene and break up the blue. More soon! Thanks for the comments, you guys always motivate me! -Peter
    4 points
  21. LSP_Ron

    Border 1/35 Kate

    1/35 was a really dumb move. Dumb, Dumb, Dumb.
    4 points
  22. some more stencil painting.
    4 points
  23. 4 points
  24. And, no, I don't have an advanced copy of the soon to be released Airfix 1/24 Spit IXc. I do, however, have one on pre-order. Years ago, I converted the Airfix Mk.1a and thought you might be interested in seeing what the new kit will look like beside their Typhoon. The pilot figure is that offered by Imrie Risley.
    4 points
  25. Archimedes

    Border 1/35 Kate

    My view: If scale unification is really where we want to go and we want the same scale vehicles next to aircraft....will SOMEBODY please start making 1/32 vehicles that are appropriate; refuelers, trucks and whatnot. Making 1:35 aircraft just feels wrong somehow.
    3 points
  26. A wise guy called Woody once told me to persevere. This too, shall pass. Hang in there, Woody.
    3 points
  27. A glorious day in Iowa to be smashing about in the FJ40 (Hilux in the background) the rear diff is weeping a bit- but the old girl runs like a top! P
    3 points
  28. Nick, some people can't just take a break, they must make a statement. Too bad really, but this is a first look at a new kit, so we'll get more in the next little while. I'm in for this kit, and want an F as well.
    3 points
  29. Here the left-hand cockpit wall is installed. You can see that the front silver thingie (technical term) on the lower wall has its rear half broken off. Brittle resin, of course. It's also clear how the rear seat rails have come loose. When dry-fitting the front seat, I noted that the gear handle assembly interferes with the seat. It's actually a good thing that the rear portion of it has snapped off. Now to add the resin footrests to the fronts of the seats. ALF
    3 points
  30. yes sir that’s easy I followed this guys video used colors he lists and sequence. and I use Vallejo wash and khaki for boots, vests, new pads and all other FDE gear, pictured below. Hope this helps
    3 points
  31. I have seen an ad for this kit and it was 1/48th.
    3 points
  32. Jan_G

    Border 1/35 Kate

    Kate for the beginning, afterwards Border will release Hiryu in 1/35 no go for me, when at some point we should get Infinity 1/32 version
    3 points
  33. Phantom2

    Border 1/35 Kate

    I would buy a 1/32 Kate in a second, but a 1/35? Not for me... What are they thinking? I wonder how many sales they are missing out on because of the scale? Stefan
    3 points
  34. Gary Needham

    Border 1/35 Kate

    +1 to all the above comments. How many people want to put 1/35 aircraft in dios with vehicles as a ratio to those who just want a standard scale 1/32 model to place in a like collection..? What a missed opportunity for us IJAF/IJN fans. Gary
    3 points
  35. Juggernut

    Border 1/35 Kate

    Ugh...9% smaller...They should've just made it 1/32. Hard pass....
    3 points
  36. With an Infinity Kate in 1/32 on the way, I can’t be too sad about Border’s 1/35 choice, unless Border ends up making a better and more accurate kit. Then I’ll be sad. Adam
    3 points
  37. This is how we do it- paper templates for top and bottom of slab trailing edge- glue templates down to .005 brass sheet with a glue stick- butt them together at the trailing edges which will also be the fold line. Below you can see the gluing edge exposed on the slab- score the edges around the pattern with a new blade. Also score along the fold line. With a good score, I simply use sharp scissors to cut it out. The blades of the scissors will follow the score lines. Float off the paper pattern in H2O. Flatten it on glass with a steel tool handle. Tape it to some glass and get ready to fold it along the trailing edge I get the fold started by using a razor blade to fold it up against a machinist square Once I have a clean 90 degree bend, I true it up on the square with a steel tool handle Now fold it 100% flat. Then I use several razor blades inserted in the gap to gently pry it open enough to fit on the gluing edge of the slab The T-38 has a unique step right at all the trailing edges. I used this ball tipped tool to impart the step on both sides Apply Contact cement on all mating surfaces. Once again- quiet your mind, a few deep breaths, chakras aligned..and push it on The overhang on the tip and at the root will get filed back later- These open areas will get filled with JB Weld and filed smooth next up- fill the butt joint gaps with JB Weld, sand.. and call ‘em good cheers P
    3 points
  38. Ok update for the few folks following along. Have the buildings and scenery done. Up next is a couple of Destroyers and about 33.28 mini subs. You can see one of the DDs being built it was close to being finished when the strike happened. The ship that was moored alongside her was hit and sunk. The other one I have to make was apparently a AAA ship and was moored along the sea wall. Have to make 2 more cranes too, then finish off the Helldiver. Need to add the radio antenna and the 1K pounder. Still debating the best way to add the detritus etc that appears all over the port. Anyway, here's some pics! From above, it looks just like the vision I had in my head, so pretty pleased with that! The smaller Helldiver and Hellcats really add to the forced perspective. More soon! -Peter
    3 points
  39. thierry laurent

    Border 1/35 Kate

    LSP is 1/35 and bigger.
    2 points
  40. Juggernaut, Sorry for the confusion. I pivoted off of the “histrionics” comment. The two men have a history.
    2 points
  41. Guys, additionnal information from Jean-Claude Mermet ("Jicehem") following his complete review of the box contain: (always under his own control and permission) "It is, undeniably, a very nice kit of very high quality (in appearance, because I will not test the assembly tomorrow; I have too many other models to finish...). The advices given throughout the manual, let you know that this is a "serious" kit that requires a lot of attention and a lot of thought (I advise those who don't master the English language, to have the explanations translated...) Everything, or almost everything, is provided to build any version from the G-6 to the G-14: the two fin and rudder assemblies are proposed, the "original" and the "enlarged". ZM advises only to assemble the "original", to correspond to the aircraft of Hartmann or Anton Kellmayer. By conviction, reinforced by the documents in my possession, I would advise to whoever wants to assemble a true G-14 and not a G-6MW50, to use the enlarged fin-rudder assembly (G-14/U4 or not) with the base of the rudder rounded or pointed and obligatorily, the canopy known as "Erla". It should be noted that Hartmann also flew a G-6 retrofitted with the "Erla" canopy with the antenna mast onto the fuselage. It is possible to make a simple G-6, as the MG 151/20 axial is present among the parts, as well as the original canopy. Miscellaneous comments: -- The 56-page manual, 49 of which concern the assembly itself, is very "telling". -- Two sprues (E and F) are apparently planned in two copies, but I do not see what the use would be... -- The engine ( sprue E) is a fairly complete model by itself. It lacks the flexible piping and the engine control devices... Thanks to drawer molds, the ends of the exhaust pipes are hollow. -- For a real G-14, even if the legend says that the FuG 16 ZY was removed on many G-14s (that's not knowing its exact function!), I advise to add the Morane antenna under the left wing, ignoring the 3-4. G advice in order to be able to place the N-29 part there. -- An error: the wing dihedral is 5,5° in relation to the wing plane and not to the undersurfaces. These last ones reach almost 8° of dihedral! I do not think that this was reflected on the model; it would be catastrophic for the final rendering of the Bf 109... -- The angles given in Fig. 3-4 are superfluous for the main gear legs; knowing the track in mm, at the point of contact of the wheels, the leg angle will naturally be at the right value. The same applies to the forward angle of the gear. -- For a WNF aircraft (G-x/U4), you should not forget to remove the extra hatch on the right side of the fuselage (It is indicated on p. 24 above)." and as in his text the dihedral angle has been pointed, I must let you know what Radu (Brinzan ) replied about that: "Thank you Jean-Claude for the review. There is indeed an issue with the dihedral as illustrated in the manual, which, as you pointed out, is described as "5 degrees". The correct dihedral that should be written there is actually 7.21 degrees (6.32 degrees along the centre of the spar). That was my mistake, I did the proofreading of the manual and I should have spotted it. The kit parts have the correct dihedral and they are based on factory drawings, so the "issue" is only with the text. Radu"
    2 points
  42. yep- always liked the way it looked-
    2 points
  43. According to the Anatomy of the Ship second release, the deck and probably the first main turret of the HIJMS Yamato was camouflaged in this color in late 1944 for a planned night-time attack. As always, interpreting color from an indistinct wartime black and white photo can be subjective, so your mileage (kilometerage) may vary: Cheers, Tom
    2 points
  44. Back when I was chronicling my MRP leaky-bottle saga, I dealt with their CSR. The individual apologized for responding to my concerns a day late. He (or possibly she) explained that they had been out of work the previous day. I was sort of startled, in that it occurred to me that what appears to be a major operation had only one employee assigned to customer service. As I've been known to comment on in the past, this is a smaller world than many might believe.
    2 points
  45. Thanks Craig, I realized that I could include the trunion in the print when I decided to print all the fuselage sections standing on their ends, I wanted to do this in order to keep the sections as round as possible without having to put a mountain of supports inside the parts, the trunion because it has the 2 sets of angled arms coming off the forward bulkhead act like build supports, I added a couple small supports to the arms just in case, it worked to my suprise with no issue.. Pat
    2 points
  46. You're right! What we absolutely need is a new tool 1/35 Tomcat!!!
    2 points
  47. I wonder if this is a unilateral move toward scale unification? This would only make sense if we got a 1/35 Zero and 1/35 Val! But then I'd really rather we had all 3 in 1/32....
    2 points
  48. Keep calm and carry on Although not working this weekend it was busy with family duties much of it being Taxi service for the youngsters. I did however get the new prop painted and decaled once this is dry it will be time for some weathering and oils.
    2 points
  49. chuck540z3

    LSP Engines

    My 1/24 R2800, finally installed in my Hellcat. Cheers, Chuck
    2 points
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