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  1. September 23/20 I skipped Step 28 earlier, so here it is. This is a navigation light of some kind on the bottom of the right wing. The instructions are a little confusing, so here are my modifications as follows: 1- Trim and dry fit the light (K6) within the wing, because it fits poorly. You don’t want to be fiddling with this part after painting. 2- Using clear acrylic red and green paint, paint the back of the lights as instructed with a brush, but only to the first recess, not the second. 3- When dry, paint the back of each ligh
    12 points
  2. Well, the big Trumpy Avenger is done. For those that have followed this build it has been an adventure. Her she is in her glory, warts and all...
    6 points
  3. Unexpected alright, I didnt see that shape change coming either LOL I have spent waaaaaaay too many hours just on this corner of the heat shield area. So after bulging this area out with plastic card I have been slowly building up the shape with CA. I have stared at so many Phantom back-end photos, I am seeing them in my dreams now! I wont know if I have it right until I get some Mr Surfacer on there and see if I can get a 'true feel' on the shape...hopefully before I go to bed tonight. Phew!
    5 points
  4. easixpedro

    EA-6B Prowler

    OK folks, a quick mea culpa. I almost dismissed him outright, but Ben might be right. I'm not 100% sold yet--still doing some digging. But it's looking like he's correct. Short story--reached out to a bunch of folks from the community--everything from old Sailors to the head tech rep that worked on her from day one. I got ALL sorts of answers from yes they're the same, to not sure, to who the heck cares?! As I said earlier, the two windscreen panels are the same. They even had the same part number in the supply system. Supposed only difference between the 2 aircraft was where
    5 points
  5. Dandiego

    F-89F Advanced Scorpion

    Hey, I have finished all of the major body work. I have sprayed some gloss white as the base for some colorful squadron markings. When the white was cured I masked it and have applied the first "dust" coat of gloss black. I am sure that I will find flaws and sanding marks. Next, after a day or so to cure, I will need to sand out any remaining problem areas before a heavy wet coat of gloss black. Thats all, Dan
    5 points
  6. Finn

    A-4 Skyhawk

    A flight of A-4s from the same squadron heading into harm's way with a load of Mk-36 Destructors, of note different intake warning markings, one doesn't have any numbers on the wing, only one has the anti glare on it's nose and not to mention a couple of them need a good wash: Jari
    4 points
  7. This may be old news to some, but I thought I would share. The Polish Aviation Museum in Krakow has digitized and made available hundreds of documents, photos, log books and printed material. There are notes and manuals of Polish aircraft and interests of course, but there is also material on French, British, German, Russian and Czech aircraft amongst others. As an example, I've included a link to a number of manuals/pilot's notes for German aircraft. Thought they might prove useful to some. If you click on each of the photos of the folders, there are manuals for different versions for each ai
    4 points
  8. just stuck together with the pins and some tape, this is a pretty big airplane
    3 points
  9. G'day All from Covid Lock down In Melbourne, I'm Dan and I am a Project Manager with an organisation that is in the news every day in Melbourne. So i needed a Hobby to take my mind of the daily troubles of working in COVID Lock down and home schooling my son. Hopefully we will be released this Sunday, which is great because I am Jack of working 14 hour days! I soon found a return to modelling and my 9 yo son is more than happy to put these on display in his room. As you can see i started out with some 1/48 RAAF aircraft and even though the Herc is not by definition a "
    3 points
  10. Yeah, I don't do stuff like that. I'm amazed at how many people have "smart speakers" in their houses, and don't give it a second thought. The thing is listening to EVERYTHING you say and do, and giving all that information to who knows who for who knows what purpose. Call me a Luddite, but I'm happy to stay unconnected in that way. I pull the power plug on my smart TV when I'm not actually watching it for the same reason.
    3 points
  11. Ok guys, I need an honest opinion on the seats. These are the Quickboost seats with molded in seatbelts. I still have the Aires seats and PE belts that I can still paint up and use. Also have a set of Eduards painted PE belts I could use with the Aires seats.
    3 points
  12. jbrundt

    Trumpeter TBF-1C Avenger

    Big update.. Wingfold has lots of PE.. Techmod masks for outside, insides were done using the carrier as a template MRP paint was used... Jig required to set wheels plus brake lines added to gear: Techmod decals were used, some finesse was required for the port side insignia to fit over the air vent scoop as solvaset had zero effect on the decals. Walkways were done using ammo paste.
    3 points
  13. Yesterday the port side recieved its touch ups. Unfortunately photographing them with artificial light didn't work out as planned. The contrast between the touch ups and the base paint is a little bit higher than in the pictures. Clos up from the tail. Inspired by 27+79 and the starboard side of "my" zipper 27+81. The upper and front fuselage is made up from a combination of 27+79 and some artistic license. In the next step the radome recieved its colour: ADC grey and this time the AK real color seems to be spot on. I couldn't res
    2 points
  14. Getting there....this shape is surprisingly tricky. I am showing you guys this as I try and figure it out as I go. Allowing you to see how rough it is under the primer. More refining to go and then the other side and replace surface details. Half of this will be removed and grafted into the piece AlbertD has sent me. Cheers guys Anthony
    2 points
  15. I ran across this while looking for RC cars. They even have Aurora Avro Arrow, box look cherry. Maxsold listing for Models.
    2 points
  16. That would actually be this.
    2 points
  17. I think they're second-rate for airbrushing, compared to what you're used to - especially MRP. They're usable with a bit of work, but only if you can't get the others you've mentioned. Vallejo is my go-to range for brush painting, though. Kev
    2 points
  18. I'm not one that's compelled to tell the world where I had lunch.
    2 points
  19. Lucky you. I call mine my electronic leash.
    2 points
  20. that's exactly what I did Brian on my Taifun build. But I'm always using Tamiya fine white or MRP surfacers, no matter if it's plastic or resin kit. Never had any problem with paints adhesion jan
    2 points
  21. A.M.U.R. Reaver will offer new PE Set next week. There is set of four patterns for different effects, from fine regular grains to irregular stains and splashes. I "played" them yesterday using 1/24 P-47 wing for metallic paints effect test. They are very thin and flexible but very robust, because they are made of 0.05 mm stainless steel and will serve all the lifetime.
    2 points
  22. OK, I'm "moth'd out" for today!! The two halves ready for joining apart from the front IP in the starboard half, of which more later. With hindsight I'm not sure fitting some bits in one half and others in t'other was the most brilliant idea because trial dry fits were difficult to the point of impossible, the key factor being the exhaust pipe, so I eased it off for fitting later. Things then became much easier and the top join is acceptable at this point: though I wasn't happy with the front IP which was a bit skewed......so I took it out.
    2 points
  23. If so, might be worth spraying a layer of Tamiya fine white under the paint, then you could spray any paint you like.
    2 points
  24. For anyone interested, here's the 1/48 sheet, Part A & Part B. There will be a Part B to the 1/32 sheet as well, but I haven't finished laying it out yet. Stay tuned. J
    2 points
  25. Ryan

    Trumpeter 1/16 Panther

    Step #3 finito. Starting to get into the torsion bar frame and supporting structure, I did work ahead and added the flat traverse box mount to help true the ladder up.
    2 points
  26. Thank you Mark, , MikeMaben, Derek,Tim and Bigg Tim, and Jersey Chris. Much appreciated. Its a perfect way to spend a Birthday.
    2 points
  27. speaking of sanding: the material is pretty hard, i have to get some coarser sandpaper. this is the outer wing sanded/primed/sanded/primed, it came out pretty smooth
    2 points
  28. 2 points
  29. Yesterday’s package from KH. Hopefully the MH-60S will be here soon.
    2 points
  30. I ended up with a bit of a mismatch between the hull rear plate and superstructure sides (my fault), so here I’m using some Tamiya white to correct that. (This obviously needs a second coat, then I’ll be done.)
    2 points
  31. Looking good!! Hope things will turn out ok with the wrist and take it easy after the surgery! Rick
    1 point
  32. Wheel wells looking the part Chuck! By the way, what's your favourite product for painting clear parts such as the lights?
    1 point
  33. Tamiya fine white or Mr. Surfacer it will be I am sure.
    1 point
  34. seiran01

    Malvinas Pucará

    Awesome! I was looking at this exact same file yesterday, the same designer makes a 1/64 Super Etendard that was tempting to scale up as well. My 3d printers are starting to hate me for all these projects LOL
    1 point
  35. seiran01

    Ki-86a Cypress - ICM 1/32

    This'll be a good one to watch!
    1 point
  36. I have absolutely no need for one.
    1 point
  37. blackbetty

    Malvinas Pucará

    all parts have holes printed into them with pins to align them, a very good idea that will help get everything square
    1 point
  38. blackbetty

    Malvinas Pucará

    examinig the parts, the surface texture will require sanding, but anticipated that
    1 point
  39. Alain Gadbois

    Matchbox Tiger Moth

    A bit of progress today: A cutout of paper gives me the shape of the seat opening to trace on the plastic part and the Ren Shape bit I will use to sculpt the pan section. I was looking at other areas of the model and turned a bit to the tail section. In one of Max's builds he modified the fin to represent correctly the space between it and the tail planes. I did something similar but kept a small bit of the locating lug at the front of the fin for strength. I filled in the large rectangular slot in the tail plane leaving a space at the fro
    1 point
  40. Finn

    F-4 Speed brakes

    They do sag a bit at times: Jari
    1 point
  41. Alain Gadbois

    Matchbox Tiger Moth

    I checked your Ambulance conversion, and the work on the cockpit is great! Your seat turned out fine in the end and that's what counts. The next photo might look just like the one in the last post, except now the center control box is essentially finished and the front seat rectangular section has its final dimensions and has details added. Here are the components. The original kit part is at bottom. The faint pencil line defines the shape of the front seat pan on the rectangular section. The rear kit seat fits in a slot created by pushing the seat in a bl
    1 point
  42. Dragon

    Hasegawa TA-4J

    I'm jumping into this GB with the Hasegawa TA-4J. I'll either do the VT-24 markings (minus the special scheme) on the Zotz sheet or an adversary scheme. I have time before I need to decide. Typical for my builds, the only AM I'll be doing are decals and resin seats. Thanks for looking in. Mike
    1 point
  43. Len Turner

    KH T-6 Texan - SNJ

    Basic and a little rough, but learning as we go... Regards, Len
    1 point
  44. Great cow! This will represent well The situation of the Luftwaffe at the end of the war. Alain
    1 point
  45. Len Turner

    KH T-6 Texan - SNJ

    Paying my respects... I'd like to take a minute to thank the following folks for posting several educational and inspirational build threads for the KH T-6; Max, Kevin, Chuck, Mike, Henry and all the others who posted build threads, kit reviews, sprue shots, etc. I've spent a good bit of time going through these, making notes, redoing a few things, and, not to mention, seeing a lot of stuff I'm not even going to attempt. Thanks Y'all! Cockpit assembly continues... After referencing prior threads, I assembled the floor and seats, each side panel, and the rear panel separately. I a
    1 point
  46. Apologies for slightly fuzzy pics! First fiddly bit done, more to come!
    1 point
  47. jbrundt

    Trumpeter TBF-1C Avenger

    Fuse is now closed. I also made the front cowl removable.
    1 point
  48. jbrundt

    Trumpeter TBF-1C Avenger

    Moar pics.....
    1 point
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