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  1. January 11/21 A big update! As shown above, the landing gear parts are full of big seams, so it’s taken me a long time to clean them all up, or at least most of them. Here’s all the parts painted up and when I install them, I will be adding the odd hydraulic and electrical line if it’s obvious. Here’s the main gear dry fit together. I have to admit that despite all the seam lines, the gear parts are fairly well molded, detailed and accurate. Most of the front of the front of this gear bay will be covered with doors, so adding a lot
    37 points
  2. Hello friends, At the end of the year, I managed to finish a plane that I love. It was a birthday present from a dear friend, whom I thank once again for the gift. This is my vision for this aircraft. Except for the data stencils, everything is painted! Fully painted with MRP. HAPPY NEW YEAR! L-29 DELFIN, Romania, around 1968
    37 points
  3. David Mooney

    1/32 Ju-87D

    Hello all, keep in safe I hope. Well this Ju-87 was started at the same time as my 109 (1/32 Bf109E White 13 'Another sortie done' - Ready for Inspection - Large Scale Planes) due to the hope that I would be getting some nice wintery weather as a back drop for the photos........but sadly like 2020 its self, it didnt work out! So, onto the plane, it went together very well without any fit issues at all and painted with Gunze paints. No after market pieces except some homemade seat belts and then weathered with oils. Ok, some might reckon its over done but t
    35 points
  4. December 31/20 Happy New Year! Let’s hope 2021 is a LOT better than 2020, which isn’t saying much! A quick update as you get your hair done with sparkles for tonight’s big party plans. No party plans? Me either, so let’s do a quick modeling update instead! As indicated a few times above, I have been concerned about the fact that when you close up the main fuselage halves, all landing gear is hanging down and exposed to damage, because it is integrated into the gear bays. I have faced this problem on many builds before and always found a way to alter the
    34 points
  5. December 22/20 Thank you, Gents! No worries about what I’m going to do with the Avionics and Fuel Tank compartments. I have a plan…. I was hoping to have more done with the cockpit painting by now, but as always, it’s taking more time than I thought it would. Picky, picky painting and details take lots and lots of time to do correctly- or at least presentable in a public forum like this one. First step as always is a gloss black lacquer base of Tamiya TS-14. I then mask off those areas that remain black, the
    33 points
  6. Hello, As I like this old school Revell 1:32 kits I went for the real vintage from 1970 (plastic was still in great condition as well as decals) Model from the box with all raised panel lines (I just made "Titanic" rivets bit smaller by sanding) and the scheme is from the box too. Only aftermarket are wheels, interior and guns (all was defigned for the Trumpeter kit but it fits this old Revell wery well without any issuses). Airbrushed with Revell and Humrol enamels and aquacolor for the details. Weathered with Revell pigments. I know these days there are on the market more accurate mo
    32 points
  7. 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
    31 points
  8. Tamiya's 1/6 Honda CRF 1000L Africa Twin. One of the fastest builds I've done in years. I started the end of this August and finished the end of November. A typical Tamiya kit with amazing fit and lots of metal parts including the front fork tubes, lots of nuts and bolts, and bags of different coloured and sizes of screws.The kit comes with decals for two different colour schemes and masks to complete each scheme. I initially intended to build the Pearl White machine but switched to the Victory Red option part way through the build. The wheel rims should be semi-gloss black for the
    31 points
  9. It's still alive, if moving slowly! Pastel wash applied, a few decals for stencils here and there (another Archer release!)and Alclad dullcoat on. Getting closer to adding the final few details. I wasn't going for a worn out, beat up look....more just slightly dusty from (assumed) land based dirt strips. Hopefully, it's not overblown. A bit of polishing to do on the canopies and hopefully some light dust removal on the inside, but, overall they look pretty good. I've yet to tackle the bombs, so I should probably jump on those so I can get them underneath sooner than later. Let me
    31 points
  10. Dandiego

    Delta Dart

    Ok, here is a quick look at my next project. This is the Combat Models F-106. I picked this up about 8 months ago and just recently bumped this up to the "Next" pile. Yes I know, I already have a couple of builds going, but this has been calling me. I have already cut the parts out from the backing sheet. Surface detail is quite good for a vac. It has a mix of recessed panel lines and raised panels. It comes with 2 vac canopies. Anyway I will begin construction slowly as I wrap up other projects. Here is an overall shot of the main c
    30 points
  11. The Panavia Tornado is a family of twin-engine, variable-sweep wing multirole combat aircraft, jointly developed and manufactured by Italy, the United Kingdom and West Germany. There are three primary Tornado variants: the Tornado IDS (interdictor/strike) fighter-bomber, the suppression of enemy air defences Tornado ECR (electronic combat/reconnaissance) and the Tornado ADV (air defence variant) interceptor aircraft. The Tornado was developed and built by Panavia Aircraft GmbH, a tri-national consortium consisting of British Aerospace (previously British Aircraft Corporation), MBB of West
    30 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
    30 points
  13. Tolga ULGUR

    My 2020 builds

    Hello everyone, We entered the last week of 2020 and I do not have any models that I will complete in this period. So I thought that it is the time to post my models completed in 2020. This year was very bizarre (Covid and its effects). But, despite all the negativities, I have to admit that it is quite productive for my modeling activities due to pandemic quarantine days. Here are my 2020 builds in chronological order. 1- 1/32 HobbyBoss Spitfire MkVb 2- 1/32 Hasegawa P-40N-5 Warhawk 3- 1/32 Revell Junkers Ju-88A-1 4- 1/32 Hasegawa P-40N-1 Warhawk
    29 points
  14. January 5/20 Having been nudged by Finn to somehow create an internal fuel tank rather than just leave the ammunition box as is, I looked around for some pics of same. I couldn’t find one anywhere, other than the one of the restored CF-104 in Winnipeg that Juri showed earlier. The tank is roundish, painted chromate yellow, has some metallic straps holding it down and has a red placard on the top. Finn also provided this schematic of what’s inside, so at least I had something more to work with. He
    29 points
  15. 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
    28 points
  16. Hi folks, here are my completions for the year of 2020. a fair bit of variety, with mostly 1/32 scale but a 1/8 engine, a couple of 1/4 panels, some 1/72 rockets and an odd scale figure thrown in for good measure. I am yet to get some of them in the studio for proper pics but that will come soon enough.
    28 points
  17. red baron

    2020 builts

    the year ends, here are the kits I made this year :
    28 points
  18. Good day, friends! Happy new year for all! I wishes to be healthy for all of you! This is my last work in 2020. Really great kit from WnW - F.2a late Felixstowe. Regards, Sergey Budyansky.
    28 points
  19. mozart

    A walk of surprises!

    This morning, the last thank God of 2020, dawned cold and very frosty. We had already planned a 5 mile walk with friends starting at a local village, Fifehead Magdalen. We passed a small church and my attention was drawn to this headstone: because of Jane, the artist (I do a bit of amateur daubing!) and Rupert. So I investigated Rupert further: Quite a character, he went on to have a distinguished career post-war. Those Fairey Battle pilots were incredibly br
    27 points
  20. 1/32 Hasegawa kit Aires cockpit, exhaust, scoop, camera RB product PE wheels bay HGW seat belts, stencils Eduard Look instrument panel Barracuda wheels All painting mask homemade. All colours MRP Figures CMK - paint: Roman Fittl Base handmade Martin Kunc
    27 points
  21. January 14/21 With the cockpit, avionics bay, most of the landing gear and the engine done, it’s time to glue everything into the fuselage and seal it up. This is going to be very tricky, since the many resin parts need to be glued with CA glue while the fuselage halves will be glued with ordinary Tamiya thin cement- and all at generally the same time. I have a method to do this that has worked for me in the past, so I will show how to do it later. Before I glue anything together, I want to glue the engine intakes onto the fuselage halves for ease of handling and befo
    26 points
  22. G'day Gentlemen, time for an update! Scooby is approaching the finish line - slowly but steadily. The tailfin was the last major exterior component to be finished. The high gloss orange surfaces were well maintained and looked pretty pristine even during the very last days of Scooby's active career. The part was painted International Orange from Hataka applied over a white base which was then sealed with Mr Hobby GX-113. To eliminate orange peel, the part was sanded and polished to high gloss using Micro Mesh pads. The tail number was painted
    26 points
  23. RadBaron

    Heinkel He100

    My last completion in what's proved to be a surprisingly productive year! Special Hobby's He100 is a kit I've wanted to have a go of for a while, for no other reason than the HE100 looks super cool. The kit is one of SH's early offerings in the larger scale, so its not quite as polished as their current stuff. The build was straight forwards, lots of cleaning up and carving of parts. I threw in some imagineered details to busy up the cockpit and main wheel well. A few AIRSCALE placards around the place bring the cockpit to life.
    25 points
  24. Papadonis

    Ho-229 v3

    Hi, just wanting to share one of my prefered model I made some months ago. The wood aspect was made with Uschi van den Rosten decals. Serge
    25 points
  25. Last finished model in this year. 1/32 HK models Eduard wheels Master Gun barrel Modellbau Schatton FuG antennas All Colour MRP
    25 points
  26. 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.
    24 points
  27. Koralik

    Koralik 2020 in 1:32 scale

    End of a difficult year, time for a little summary. I make models for individual customer orders, so I build a lot of them during the year. Therefore, I will only show you some of my works. Good 2021 to all of you, stay healthy. REGARDS FROM POLAND.
    24 points
  28. January 18/21 Before I seal up the main fuselage, the navigation lights need to be installed from behind. These were painted in clear red and blue, then a backing of chrome for reflectivity and depth. The reference pics I have show the starboard light to be blue rather than greenish blue, which is more normal, although my F-5E had blue lights as well. The other thing I wanted to check is the wing fit. I’ve read a few build logs of this kit that noted that the wings fit sloppy and needed shims on the inside of the fuselage and as a re
    23 points
  29. A short pause after I've applied the fuel stencil decals. I think I can start on the mottle work soon.
    23 points
  30. FINALLY! Sorry for the huge delay. This one has been done for a while, but I've been neglecting the photo side of things. Here are a few now that she's in the case... You can find the build thread here. The replacement Eduard resin spinner and prop arrived (well, the new spinner and baseplate) so I had to alter the already-glued props to the hub to make the prop diameter wider to clear the wider spinner. I didn't quite get the spacing right on one of the props... BUT! I did finally get the spinner properly painted! And yes, the main gear doors are UP. Little bits of re
    23 points
  31. The rear engine faces are now glued into the surrounding engine bearers. There are brass pins and consecutive fitting brass tubes in the engine and rear faces, and fit fairly precisely together, so I just stuck the rears on the engines, got the engines where I needed them, then super glued the rear engine faces to the bearers. Once that was set, I utilized some JB Weld to make sure they stayed put. I left the engines on the bearers attached to the rear sections until the next day when the JB Weld was cured enough to do some heavy lifting to secure the rear engine faces. In progress
    23 points
  32. 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.
    23 points
  33. 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
    23 points
  34. 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
    23 points
  35. airscale

    1/18 Hawker Fury

    Seasons Greetings all I hope you all had a great Christmas, even if it was a bit different this year. I had about the best ever with just my immediate family and zero stress or hassle Hi Craig - if you mean the little stringer 'T' sections, yes, they are folded litho - I think I folded once, then splayed out the 'T' bar of the Tee to make them, then rivetted from behind Hi Mark - yes me too - this is a Nimrod rather than a Fury, but you can see it packed in there on the outside of the main tubular fuselage assembly..
    23 points
  36. Making some good progress on the 262! The outer wings have been glued into place. Although the fit is pretty positive due to the tabs, I beefed up the contact surfaces by adding pieces of sheet styrene. It may not be necessary since the engine nacelles will probably add to the strength/stiffness of this area once they are glued into position but better safe than sorry. The upper wings can now be glued into place. The ailerons have been glued into place but the flaps are still unattached. It's time to glue the cockpit sill
    23 points
  37. 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
    22 points
  38. 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
    22 points
  39. December 30/20 As shown above, I’m using the Aires Avionics and Ammunition Bay (#2208) instead of the kit parts, which creates mixed feelings. While I have always marveled at the detail and accuracy of Aires resin, long before 3D printing became popular, Aires is well known for poor fitting parts. Sometimes they are way too small, like their J-79 exhaust nozzles for Phantoms and sometimes the fit is way too big, like their cockpit for this kit. Since I didn’t hear of any issues with this Avionics Bay, I bought it with my fingers crossed. Here it is with all the lit
    22 points
  40. Thanks. After painting the seats gray, I gave them a wash of The Detailer in Brown, then wiped it off. What I really like about this water based wash is that you can easily remove and rearrange staining with plain water, even after it has dried for a long time. December 26/20 Thanks for all the words of encouragement and tips guys! Picking up where I left off, Jari (Finn) showed the pic below of a Canadian CF-104 seat with the candy cane striped side arms for the webbing at the back. When I first saw this I was not happy, because:
    22 points
  41. Hey All- upper deck got a gloss coat, a few decals, and an oil wash. just set n place here- flat coat and more weathering to follow cheers Pete
    22 points
  42. Uncarina

    LSP Engines

    Thanks to the great suggestion from Maru, let's start an LSP engines thread. After the cockpit, it's my next stop for modeling bliss! I'll start with these: ZM He-219: ZM Ki-45 Toryu: ZM HO-229 Horten: Tamiya F4U-1D Corsair: Hasegawa N1K2 Shiden-Kai: Let's see what you have! Cheers, Tom
    21 points
  43. Used Tauro decals for the markings, printed myself the black oval antenna you can see here above, navigator left screen has been 3D printed, pilots are a mix f Aero Bonus with PJ heads and life-jacket made with blue tack Paints are by MRP
    21 points
  44. Hey all- doors are up..got the upper deck/fuselage seam cleaned up cheers P
    21 points
  45. Pete Fleischmann

    LSP Cockpits

    HH-60G Pavehawk- cheers Pete
    21 points
  46. Thanks John! Almost done. Bombs are on, antenna's on (tail blade replaced) and navigation lights are all on. Just need to string the antenna wire and add the pitot tube and then off to RFI this goes. Just have to focus.....stop playing Cyberpunk.....first video game I've enjoyed in over a decade! Click the picture to open it at Flickr, then you can really see the rivets pop.
    20 points
  47. Happy new year mates! It's been a month since my last post and all the decals are now applied (finally). Applying decals is one of my least favourite tasks. There's a 1/48 Rafale waiting for the last 20 stencils for around five years now.. Back to the Italeri decals: the heavy gloss helped with the application but there was some silvering nonetheless. Best practice was: really hot water with setting solution massaging the decals on with q-tips flooding them with micro sol - no point in being thrifty after a decent drying time: pinch holes in the silve
    20 points
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