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  1. Hey guys, I know my Chico build is yesterday's news around here. However, I unfortunately used Future on Gunze acrylic paint back then and it resulted in fine noticeable cracks. Given the effort I put into Chico I wanted to go back and correct this. At there same time there were some bloopers on my original build, for example the windows on the Rockeyes I mastered were too large. The cracks were really deep so I had to sand down to plastic on the affected areas. For some reason the water from the wet sanding sort of silvered all decals that the sanding water came into contact with
    40 points
  2. Hi all, Just finished this, lovely kit - but the Meng additions are average - Instructions/ Decals. The wings were bent, but easily reformed. Work in Progress here: https://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=11486.0 Guy
    37 points
  3. this was my side project during the summer I don't have any special interest in Bf 108 but the Eduard boxart caught my attention and I really liked the fact that it was released with all AM I have used only reference pics available on web Painted with MR Paint, weathered with different AMMO stuff thanks for looking jan
    36 points
  4. Hi all, Here my last built : the Italeri Mirage IIIC in israeli 117 squadron markings. I used Isradecal marking but I painted the red markigs on air intake. Hope you like it
    33 points
  5. Plm

    WNW Gotha UWD

    Hello, First one of the year at last. Hope you like it.
    31 points
  6. Začal jsem tento Bf 110C-4 1/32 Revell kit Díly kabiny Eduard v barvě PE Bezpečnostní pásy HGW
    30 points
  7. Hi guys, This is Oblt. Hans Ohly's machine from 1./JG 53, during the early phase of Battle of Britain. The kit is Dragon/Cyberhobby, built nearly OOB. I used HGW seat belts, and made some minor modifications and improvements here and there. All markings are painted using self-made masks, except the swastika and kill markings. For painting I used MR Paint and Gunze colours; for weathering Flory's wash, various oil paints, chalks and pigments. Thank you for watching, and I hope you like it! Best wishes, Sándor
    30 points
  8. Thank you Gents! August 28/20 A short update, after a LOT of work! The next Steps are #28-30, where the landing gear wells are created and the top and bottom wing halves are glued together. Before I did any of that, I checked the condition of the big kit Parts B1- B3 and found both good and bad. Like the fuselage halves, the good news is that there is plenty of good detail throughout. The bad news is that there are many surface flaws and the plastic is generally rough. An example on the bottom Part B1. Are those rivets raised or depressions? Note the slightly rou
    30 points
  9. I bought this kit quite a long time ago, I think it was one of the first LSP's I bought. I did so because it was 69 bucks, at the time I thought it was a bargain for a large scale Macchi 202. The I tried building it and found out why there weren't many builds of this kit around. What I remember from doing the interior is it required sanding down the inside of the fuselage a lot to make the resin fit. I got finished doing this, turned towards the wheel wells and that's where I stopped. Years past with this kit sitting in the shelf of doom. The pile of dust on it was quite impressiv
    29 points
  10. DenJuve

    Kittyhawk OV-10A Bronco

    This is my latest build. I used Eduards Big Ed sit for this build. This was a mixed bag as usual with Kitty Hawk. In the end it came together but I'm not really happy with it. It could have been better but I didn't have the energy to put more effort into it. Just happy it didn't end on the shelve of dome. Eric
    29 points
  11. Another Zero finished. 1/32 Hasegawa kit, Eduard color cockpit & wheels, Yahu instrument panel, HGW wet transfers & seat belts, Aber gun barrels, All colours MRP test sample IJN
    26 points
  12. So, after a long hiatus from the fray, I'm finally able to get back to the bench and launch a new LSP project! This one will be a conversion of the venerable Matchbox Tiger Moth kit to an RAAF Air Ambulance. The impetus for this one comes from being passed a brand-new conversion set by Uncle Les that includes all the necessary parts to pull it off, including some decals. I'll be using the Revell 1997 rebox for this one: Being a stupid end-opening box, I decided to tape up the ends and cut three sides of the top to form a makeshift lid:
    26 points
  13. Hello guys. Time to build something..... Nice and good old hasegawa kit (again). I will add some goodies and hopes it will be good.
    26 points
  14. And part two.... Hope you liked it, thanks for watching and have fun, Dan.
    26 points
  15. ...still riveting! cheers P
    25 points
  16. I'm resurrecting this project I started a couple of years ago, using the Revell "D" downgrading into a "B" model. some 1/32 Mustang kits on the bench for comparison measures the revell kit is the best option as a base for this operation, here without the main D features the leading wing was transformed using milliput some magic sculpt on top of that hump, tomorrow more sanding.... so this is it so far, many uncertainties yet on the way to come... c
    24 points
  17. September 13/20 New Forum software, cool! Thanks to Kevin and the LSP crew for keeping this site feeling new and fresh (with a few adjustments ). Well, I have finally discovered what the difficulties with the main landing gear wells are all about! After a lot of dry fitting, checking the builds of others like Rick K’s (thanks!) and trying to find an easy solution to the problems, I think I have a method that works fairly well. What are the problems? Not much, other than: There is a big error in the instructions. Thanks to “Leitch” for the heads-up on
    24 points
  18. I grew up with this image hanging on our wall at home. If the drama of this picture isn't enough to inspire building a Korean War Sabre, then I don't know what will! The F-86 is one of the most beautiful aircraft ever produced, and many pilots (including Bob Hoover) consider it the finest to fly. It certainly has something to do with its sensual curves... as well as its rakish angles. It just plain looks fast, that you want to touch. There is a problem however - no kit in 1:32 does it any justice. Sure, there is the Has
    23 points
  19. Here we go. The Tomcat is keeping me busy and I really enjoy painting it although I already know the finished model will not be as good as I'd expect it to be. A heads up for anyone planning to make the same modifications I made - the kit plastic is very hard and brittle and does not like to be squeezed. Cracks are appearing in several places and I am not sure I can hide them properly... but we will see. I have modified the Phoenix pallets by adding some very big O-scale rivets from Micro mark which work nicely to simulate the the big bolts on the real thing. The BRU-32 bomb racks
    23 points
  20. I was also pointed out some flaws on the metal areas around the tail section. I decided to sand the whole area smooth and repaint it. Think it does look much bette now. The horizontal stabilisers were also slightly reworked. The undercarriage are also done at this stage.
    23 points
  21. OK, I have achieved a nice permanent join. I have decided (at this stage) not to glue the rear inner wing sections to the resin part. The reason is because I may have to sort the join out from the lower wing to main fuselage section.....we shall see. It's late, I have to go to bed, that was a bit stressful LOL Cheers guys Anthony
    23 points
  22. And so my Hasegawa 1/32 Fw 190 D-9 is finished representing Red 1 of JV 44's protection flight and flown by the the Staffel Kapitan Lt. Heinz "Heino" Sachsenberg (104 victories). The models was finished in Mr Paint RLM colours which were a joy to use and the decals were by EagleCals. This model was supposed to be a straight from the box quick build a year ago - but instead became a money magnet! After market sets used were the following Quickboost props Quickboost Super-charger intake Quickboost exhausts Aires cockpit Aires main gear bay Barracuda wheels Eduard canopy mask Edua
    22 points
  23. And now, Part 2..... That's it folks, hope you liked it, thanks for watching and have fun. Dan.
    22 points
  24. Starting my 4th scratchbuild - a 1/32 Avro 504. I have chosen to build one of the early 504s, specifically, one piloted by CW Wilson when his observer shot down a German Taube to claim the RFC's first air to air victory. Here is a picture of an existing 504 similar to the one I will be building. I have started with a Taurus Oberursel U.0 converted to a Gnome Lambda. A simple conversion as the bolt pattern on the front of the engine needs to be changed. The engine is larger than that of my reference drawings, s
    21 points
  25. Right, time for an update! I've spent most of the last 3 days scratch-building a replacement instrument panel, having already decided to go to town in the cockpit. And yes, I did check to see if there were any aftermarket options available, first! Sadly, not to be. In fact, apart from the odd decal sheet, there's virtually no dedicated aftermarket for this kit at all. I elected to go with the tried-and-true 'sandwich' method, whereby you sandwich a sheet of acetate (or other clear plastic) between a back plate and the instrument panel itself. Here's the result:
    21 points
  26. Hey guys, me again..... Another Zipper for those Starfighter lovers..... another one that never made up to RFI. Mostly out of the box, except for the burner, the IP , seat belt and pitot, Tamiya and Gunze paint, Alclad for metal. Done 5 years ago, this one was my first attemp with Eduard IP and wasn't gonna be the last, it was quick, easy and realy nice. hope your gonna like it. Dont got too far, that's the first part.......
    21 points
  27. canopy sacrifice surgery Hobbycraft P51 A as donor, it was quick she didn't suffer cheers
    21 points
  28. Hello everyone! It's been some time since the last update. After completing the camo painting and initial weathering I moved on to applying the decals. The DXM decals behaved beautifully and conformed to every surface detail without any fuss. I used mr mark softer and setter which I think proved a tad to strong as two hinomarus melted in some spots. Luckily DXM provides two sets of national insignia and I was able to cut small sections to cover the affected areas. The fuselage is covered with a myriad of stencils and warning signs and DXM has tried to combine as m
    21 points
  29. Out2gtcha

    Off Grid for a week

    The wife and I have packed up the Jeep and our Off Grid Expedition 2.0 trailer and are heading out into the Colorado mountain wilderness for a week or so of dispersed camping. Were doing some trecking/over-landing as well, as we finally have (with a couple minor exceptions) our off-road trailer set up and customize like we want. We've picked a spot in the Estes Park area near 9,000 feet or so, and will be about as remote as it gets; no cell coverage, no bathrooms, no shore power and no water access. Fortunately with our trailer setup, we have accounted for all of that. With a dual
    20 points
  30. What a nice and much appreciated response. Thank you, and as the saying goes, "I try!" Some may wonder why I bother, which is a combination of the following: Much of what I do I learned from others, so I like to pass on this information, along with other tips I discover along the way These build threads make me a better modeler, especially when posting close-up images of my work. Often times I will photograph a build step and find some flaws which I had not noticed before. If I'm lucky and it's early enough in the build, I fix them and the model is better for it I try t
    20 points
  31. This will the first of what I hope will be two, perhaps three entries for the Trainers GB. Ever since I received my Silver Wings Tiger Moths I've been impatiently waiting to build one, the review promises a cracking kit but I hope that what I wrote comes to fruition! https://www.largescaleplanes.com/reviews/review.php?rid=2317 Mine will be finished as a trainer of No. 28 Elementary Flying and Training School, Mount Hampden, Southern Rhodesia circa 1943: The badge of the Rhodesian Air Training Group:
    19 points
  32. Greetings. This is my Revell 1/32 Mustang in colours of the Colonel Blakeslee c/o 335th Fighter Squadron , 4th Fighter Group , October 1944. If you don’t know, Don Blakeslee was the American ace credited with having the highest number of missions (over 500 sorties / 1000 hours) in the ETO as well as leading the first unit of Mustangs over Berlin. Training with the RCAF in 1941, flying Spitfires, Thunderbolts and eventually Mustangs, one obituary described him as “the most decorated second world war US Army Air Force fighter pilot “ . A fascinating and inspiring character.
    19 points
  33. Ive been in overlanding/isolation mode with the wife since the beginning of the year, and while I suspect that a majority of the populous was also isolating, we were isolating in the middles of nowhere when not isolating at home. That normally takes load of planning, updates and prep to the new trailer. Now that the trailer is mostly upgraded, and the main camping season is coming to an end for us, Im getting called back to the bench. My paint booth overhead light has been burned out since way WAY before I started my what-if Do-335, as well as having the ballast give out on one of t
    19 points
  34. Cheetah11

    Special Hobby Tempest

    My late father was a teenager during the Second World War and I suppose like the rest of his generation it left a lasting interest in the war, especially the air war. He had a great collection of virtually all the biographies written after the war, which was where I developed my interest in aviation history. One of the most interesting books for me was 'The Big Show" by Pierre Closterman . I am sure most of you do not need an intro to the book. I found his account interesting as he had a more candid view on Allied losses than most of the other biographies. It also introduced me to the Hawker
    19 points
  35. Thanks for your interest so far, fellas! I promised an actual modelling update, and here it is! With a conversion like this, the best approach is to make all your cuts and get all the major conversion parts fitting as well as possible. With that goal in mind, I followed the instructions and marked out the area of the fuselage that needed to come off: Once I had a straight edge to cut against, I used my JLC razor saw with a scribing motion to gradually form and deepen a cut line. Here's the result: Now, a cautionary tale: I got lazy and used som
    19 points
  36. Thought I better check in, not a lot of progress this week as working on fitting stringers to my Auster T.7 Several of the panel lines repositioned, a few added. A couple are a little scruffy, but nothing that cant be fixed. All the corrected panel lines are practically done on the fuse top and left side now. Fasteners need to be added to the removable panels, started some riveting etc. Cheers Anthony
    19 points
  37. I've enjoyed watching the builds on Large Scale Planes for some time now, and only posted a couple of times I think in the last few years. Most of my modelling posts are on ARRSE for those of you that know it. A few of us got a general modelling forum up and running on the site which has proved to be helpful for lads (and lasses) with issues following their time in service. I wont bore you with the details but the medical term in 'mindfulness' - modelling is a great escape from people's daemons. Anyway - this is my second 1/32nd build and I chose the Spad, which is my all time No1 in my t
    19 points
  38. Hi Everyone, Here is my latest bild I-16 type 17 from Special Hobby..It was not a simple build,it's an older short run kit which means many modifications such as adding details to the surface, etc.,etc...,exactly the same as in my previous Type 24 construction.I used my favorite Tamiya Acrylic paints for spraying camouflage,and Humbrol paints for coloring small details in cockpit.All markings are sprayed.I made the weathering with filters from heavily diluted Tamiya acrylic paints,watercolor pencils and AMMO pigments..As the final varnish I used water based Clear Humbrol Satin...
    19 points
  39. Browsing the net for pics of Argentinian wartime Mirages, i stumbled upon pics of a 3D printed Pucará, the groundattack plane used in the Falkland/Malvinas conflict in 1982. It was 1/64 scale.....wait a minute, maybe i could get it double the size? I mailed the attached email and a guy named Luis answered. he is from Venezuela. We sent a few mails and he said he would be willing to modify the 3D files for me and have it printed by a friend (that luckily lives in Europe, better yet in Austria!) for the moderate sum of 110€ including shipping. i jumped at the opportunity, since i
    18 points
  40. Thanks, Anthony! I've got the fuselage together now, so I can show you what are hopefully some images that more represent the final result. Again, all much larger than actual size. I need to install the instrument panel next, and then firewall: Here's a quick test-fit of the new spine parts: And below you can see the rough proximity with the seat: I feel much better about this build now, as you can see it all coming together, and everything is starting to work. Kev
    18 points
  41. Not wanting to duplicate any entry already mentioned here, I read Brad's entry again and noticed he is planning on doing an Indonesian marked aircraft. I thought I might join in here and add a Japanese example? My kit is a NITTO. I purchased it from someone here on LSP. I only have the land based version and I have noticed a personal note written on the instruction sheet mentioning this person pinched the flight crew out of this kit and dated their note as 07/03/1973! I was 11 at the time. I have built this kit more than a few times in my life and recall it being a lot of f
    18 points
  42. Here is where I am with the outer exhausts, basis of which are the beautifully done and correctly sized Zacto renditions. Chris sent me a spare set after I screwed up my first attempt... I tried to use liquid mask to create a splattered effect but just couldn't get the mask off, plus the paint would form a noticeable ridge at the demarkation in those instances where I was able to get the mask off. For the below, I started the painting with an overall spray of half flat aluminum / jet exhaust mixture (all metallic colors are Vallejo acrylic). This to get a duller overall finish, app
    18 points
  43. Thanks Black Mamba. Yup, get rid of old stock on trees and anthills first.... I gave the paint job a very gentle rub down with wet 12,000 grit micro mesh cloth to get rid of the slightly fuzzy, rough finish of airbrushed matt paints. IMG_6196 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr A bit of random airbrushing of thinned dark paint to add some more character - the mottling from the airbrush mask is very subtle. This is a new technique for me and I like the result : IMG_6201 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr All bombed up and ready for a fligh
    18 points
  44. so it seems that HPH will release Wyvern under new label https://www.facebook.com/pg/artscale.eu/posts/?ref=page_internal
    18 points
  45. Riveting stuff.... And with a layer of Mr Surfacer 1200 Generally pretty happy with the time spent on the surface details, I spent a LOT of time trying to get the surface as perfect as I could, I reckon should come up nice with careful painting and washes... As you can see I have filled some panel lines and fasteners on the spine and have been rounding the cross section a wee bit as well (apparently it's a bit too flat on the top, which I agree actually). I am not bringing the surface detail any further forward on the intake section as I want to get th
    18 points
  46. I decided to do the back sections of the engine at this time. I am not sure I have seen anyone model these details, because they are normally hidden. Not so for this model (I hope) - as the engine accessory compartment is going to be openable if I can pull it off. Boy, there are untold variations of the R-2800 even if you ignore the modernized "C" versions. The Corsair had a "B" version which looks very similar to the "A" version which was the original. R-2800's had a single stage two speed supercharger as standard. I think most R-2800 equipped aircraft had this. The Thunde
    18 points
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