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  1. Thanks so much for the comment guys! I really appreciate the input and encouragement! The last two days have been spent applying decals. Since the green mottle covered much of the stenciling, there wasn't a great number of decals to put on. But since I could not get the Portrait cutter to replicate the very fine black outlines on some of the markings, notably the big yellow "10", decals were used. I spent the majority of these two days patiently trying to get the yellow 10's to conform to the rivets and panel lines. First Microsol and then Solvaset was used and I still couldn'
    13 points
  2. Dandiego

    Delta Dart

    Slow progress on small details. First are the speedbrakes. I have covered the 3d printed part with a sheet of thin plastic, the overall look has improved. I have also added a strip of plastic around the edge. This greatly improves the rather lumpy edge of the 3d part. Next is the rear trapeze for the Falcon missiles. This has taken a fair amount of head scratching to get to this point. The arms of the trapeze have been 3d printed. They are then place into a 3d printed alignment jig. I have also added a cable to the assembly. With Fa
    8 points
  3. engine test shot as posted on britmodeller https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235044199-132-curtiss-p-40b-tomahawk-by-great-wall-hobby-gwh-design-model3d-renders-release-in-2021/
    6 points
  4. LSP_Ray

    JetMads 1/32 Viggen

    OK, guys and gals, the walkaround is live. I suggest also perusing the other walkarounds posted there, not to mention helping increasing the number of walkarounds we have!
    4 points
  5. Time sure flies. I have been working a bit on this. The kit intakes do not come to a point like they should. I don't know if mine were all broken, or if they are designed that way. I guess I could open up another kit to know for sure, but either way, the problem remains. I added small bits of plastic and reshaped intakes a bit so they are much sharper. Also, as the sides of the intakes are just a bit longer than they were, the top of the intake doesn't match the sides. I added a small piece of sheet styrene to ext
    3 points
  6. Hello friends! This is our 1/32 scale interiors releases for about a month: 1/32 Me 163B 3D-Printed & coloured Interior on decal paper (for Meng kit) Article: QD32017 Available to buy: https://quinta-studio.com/en/product/279/ https://www.ebay.com/itm/164760687729 https://www.etsy.com/listing/981548389 1/32 A6M5 (Mitsubishi prod.) 3D-Printed & coloured Interior on decal paper (for Tamiya kit) Article: QD32026
    3 points
  7. MikeMaben

    Delta Dart

    Cool stuff Dan
    2 points
  8. allthumbs

    Delta Dart

    Great work Dan! I respect you for taking on such unique challenges. Rich
    2 points
  9. Wow! I knew they were going to be going to town on it, but that's pretty amazing.
    2 points
  10. Been chunking away at this one, but not really producing anything that’s going to show up well in a photo. I have: filled and cleaned up the seams on both wings, rescribed them, and then carefully scraped and filed the bases until they fit cleanly flush to the fuselage. So it should be possible to paint them before attaching them. assembled the engine nacelles, filled seams, smoothed them out, rescribed one of two. Still need to fix the scribing on the second one and then fix the tabs that mount them to the wings, which totally don’t fit now. Goal is to get them also to fit f
    2 points
  11. The first of many X 2! I'll buy this for certain. Great Wall Hobby should go straight forward with the P-51B.......
    2 points
  12. Scale: 1/32 Kit: Trumpeter Aircraft: AV-8B Harrier Unit: USMC VMA 311 Tomcats Aftermarket: Aerobonus Pilot with Seat Paint: Ammo by MiG Jinenez, Vallejo, Tamiya Weathering: Flory Models Washes, Oilbrusher Ammo, Panel Line Wash Ammo I am pleased to present you latest finished model. It is the Trumpeter rendering of the Harrier. No alterations made, straight OOB with only the addition of an Aerobonus (Aires) pilot with seat as the kit seat really did not look proper. I am doubting the helmet used on the figure fits the era, (I would prefer the pilot to h
    2 points
  13. Work on the wing started. (1) On all parked A-4's the slats droop and fortunately the Hasegawa kit has separate slats. There is however a noticeable "step" that should not be there as seen here. (2) Most trailing edge flaps also are seen drooped on parked A-4's as well. Later A-4 versions also had a split upper flap. Here the kit only provides a solid rear wing so cutting with a razor saw is needed: So thin new upper split flaps, which will be set closed but need to be made from new thin plastic card. (3) Although Haseg
    2 points
  14. Just a quick video follow up. The Mustang had its airshow debut at Sun N Fun in Lakeland, Florida last week. It was awarded the Grand Champion Warbird by the EAA judges! 44-72059 debuts at Sun N Fun 2021
    2 points
  15. johncrow

    1/32 Su-30SM

    Thanks Giorgos, JMcD! Much appreciated. I bit of progress to report. One of the vac-formed windscreens from my Su-33 project I initially rejected (but thankfully saved) was better than I thought. With a bit of trimming, a dunk in hot water, some polishing, and dip in Future, it came out OK. These parts look pretty rough yet in their naked state, but I'm pretty happy with how it's progressing. Certainly not perfect, but better than what the Su-30 kit had from the box. Getting to this point took probably 15 times longer on the Su-33, and still looked worse
    2 points
  16. Hey guys I’ve got a side gig going. I’m going to knock out a Tamiya 1/32nd F-4EJ改 KAI. This will be another inflight model. Mounted on a runway base, where I’ll do that cool motion blurred effect. Also I’ll be adding some electronics, lights sound and app controlled over Blue Tooth. Pilots are complete. Oh and by the way this will be a video series. Hope you like what you see! Here’s my vid… The cockpit is next… Thanks for tuning in! Timmy!
    1 point
  17. Man you aint kidding. I spent most of the weekend playing around with Alclad on a paint mule. EVERY little flaw is magnified. I have been watching your build and a couple others that have been NMF, and using as much info as I can from you guys. It's a lot of work but the end result I got was a very nice aluminum finish, much like yours. I'm not looking for that air show restoration look. There should be some sheen but not polished. Thanks for posting. It's been a lot of help. Andy BTW, I bookmarked this thread for my P-47 build. Not sure when it will happen, but it will
    1 point
  18. True, but the company demonstrator F.4 G-AIDC wasn't used for that purpose (the original photo I posted). It was used to demonstrate the Meteor to prospective customers.
    1 point
  19. If I recall correctly the airspeed record attempts were flown over the coast at low level so maybe they were worried about bird strikes from seagulls etc. TRF
    1 point
  20. A big 'holy grail' kit for me, always wanted to scratch build one, but i've no need to now... with thanks to OneManModels on eBay, who has produced this excellent model. (also responsible for the HAL 748, Andover etc in 1/32nd!) This is just pushed together for the photo, but the fit is brilliant and won't take too long to put together once cleaned up and smoothed off... It's big too, 32" x 17" x 8" roughly. Extremely excited to finally have this. Enjoy!
    1 point
  21. Exact same parts in either box.
    1 point
  22. If they were truly there for ground runs, it seems odd that they would have bolted them in like that. Why not design something that can be affixed to the outside of the intake, and not require holes drilled into the cowling.
    1 point
  23. Vincent

    MDC P-47 Cockpit

    No, it was not designed as an universal set, there can be no such thing on an a/c with so many versions and batches. If a razorback would have been released, I would have created the extra needed parts. Once again, at the time this set was created, there was some discussions going around that the very first bubbletops might have retained for a very short time the corrugated floors so I wanted to play it safe. And no, I do not produce master patterns anymore, I leave this to the 3D printing folks
    1 point
  24. Looks incredible!! Bill M.
    1 point
  25. So, how do you REALLY feel?
    1 point
  26. IMHO the Catalina never looked better than in the RDAF scheme - although it's postwar
    1 point
  27. That's sharp as mate, will add you to the gallery.
    1 point
  28. Hello Timmy, Been looking forward to this for a while ! Your pilots and seats etcetera look AMAZING. You are very methodical and meticulous in your work (a man after MY own heart ). EXQUISITE detailing on Both your Pilots and seats. Learnt a lot.Thank You. SUPERB work. Look forward to the Cockpit.
    1 point
  29. MARU5137

    Moving House

    Safe trip and enjoy the new abode.
    1 point
  30. That looks awesome Tom. I just read an article where the Air force is going to replace the current engine B-52 fleet and re-engine them for an additional 30-50 year service life. A 100 year bomber service life is proposed by the USAF command. A RR and American participation effort on the engine The refueling aspect will be a key factor and not require the B-52's to refuel on long missions because of the new tech engines being used. Crazy to think about this aircraft in a service life of 100 years. Fantastic efforts going on here.
    1 point
  31. Ok, so I'm FINALLY back to work. The last couple weeks have been crazy and I also ran into some trouble with the Dragon PE instrument panel that came with the kit. I ended up taking the easy way out by grabbing a Yahu IP. This is the first of their products I've used and I have to say I really like the looks of it and the ease with which I was able to put it to use. My only gripes are that there aren't any instructions (Are you supposed to use the kit panel as a base? I did!) and the selector lever on the left side isn't provided (so I used the Dragon PE part there). The Yahu RLM 66 is pretty
    1 point
  32. Time for the HGW wet transfers, and a big thank you to the clear tutorials that have appeared here on LSP for encouraging me to try them. Way back in 2009 I still did not like decals so I tried some Hobbydecal dry transfers which worked well, though the English was not the best, but they were hard to find so I was left with using decals. So I bought two of these, one for this build and one for a future SH Tempest build This is what is in the packet. Instructions As well as the instructions, there is also a very helpful video on the internet from HGW,
    1 point
  33. Hey Greg, Nice one. It's a great scale. So lucky to have such a big range of kits and figures in this scale now. Love how you're making your own though. Which unit were you posted to? When were you in ET? I worked in DFSU-D for a time helping with pre-deployments. Some units did their own inhouse so not everyone went via Robertson Barracks. A patient of mine had an engineering company and he was apparently making wheels for those buckets back during that time. Cheers Matty
    1 point
  34. GMK

    1/16 Australian M113A1 & AS4

    Second week - having some issues with the idler & roadwheels. No doubt I’ll figure it out, but for now it’s doing my head in. Here’s the basic AS4 hull, CNC milled from plastic - not my design! The turret CAD was done for me by a mate a few years ago. No chance I’m going to reinvent the wheel! Superimposed the running gear over a drawing I found on the net of an armoured command variant. I need to tweak the scale of the drawing. Started refining the roadwheels, as well as adding the pivot/swing arms. Profile view, showing th
    1 point
  35. What a great scheme. Sincerely, Mark
    1 point
  36. Their always has to be somebody that thinks the opposite of common sense!!! Been a pilot myself and yes, emergency equals urgency in my flying. Never had an engine failure myself, but trained for it and you don't get a do-over in an emergency. Pilots land planes on crowded highways all the time. What??? Should they land in the median to avoid hitting cars??????? Come on, really??? You land where you are able, period!!!!! End of discussion! Wow! Tim
    1 point
  37. Hey all, test fitting here... The Black Ops bulkhead, seats, and instrument console look like they’ll work with some adjustments. I was also concerned that the pilots outboard feet might interfere with the windscreen, but I think I’m ok. I’m trying to identify any fit issues now and address them before I start doing any detail work. I wasn’t sure if the instrument console would interfere with the windscreen- looks like I’m good there too. you can see the Blu Tak holding the instrument console in place. The base of that is a little short- it should come all
    1 point
  38. Of all the things that could have gone wrong, none did.
    1 point
  39. Well, let's put it this way: when you're at the controls of a big, heavy airplane that has no engine power, and you've successfully put it down without hurting anyone or anything, *then* (and only then) you get to second guess the guy who did this *masterful* job of safely landing a big, heavy airplane with no engine power. He did an absolutely great job given the circumstances he found himself in. And yeah, sometimes luck is your friend. But you don't get to second guess him from behind your keyboard Dave. Period. SMDH...
    1 point
  40. No harm, no foul. Woulda, coulda, shoulda cuts no ice.
    1 point
  41. No underwing gun bulges; E1 I think, plus early canopy.
    1 point
  42. Still not decided to make a US Navy TA-4J or an Australian Navy (RAN) TA-4G. Looking at the cockpit I have a couple of questions: (1) ESCAPAC seat... A nice info link on LSP about the ESCAPAC seat is seen here: https://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?/topic/24882-escapac-seats/&tab=comments#comment-206951 Here a few drawings from manuals and particularly at the upper section/ head rest some differences are seen: =========== What seat did the RAN TA-4G use? Was it the old ESCAPAC 1C-3 seat? Or wer
    1 point
  43. Inspiration! Tim
    1 point
  44. I also completed a video about the engine build
    1 point
  45. Well I was gonna say there was already a hole there... “Butt” less work for me to do it this way- the boot would be more humane, but then I’d have to clean up the hole- the bottom of the boot will show for sure- sometimes sacrifices must be made in the name of modeling! cheers Pete
    1 point
  46. Same with the dark green and the light brown
    1 point
  47. Started with the two pilots. assembly- gaps filled with either JB Weld or Apoxie Sculpt Then a shot of Tamiya deck Tan then a dry brush of a lighter version of deck tan More multicam camo. First the light green. Also, I find it easier to paint the black cable on top of the helmet first, and then come in right next to it with the overall helmet color- much easier than trying to pick out a skinny cable with a small brush after the helmet is painted- then dry brush the light green more to follow-
    1 point
  48. EXEMPLARY start. Your seat etc looks AWESOME. One to watch. Keep up the
    1 point
  49. Very promising start! I like JASDF Phantoms. My Hi-Res F-4EJ Kai & RF-4EJ walkaround from Hayakuri for the help: Hayakuri gate guards and More F-4EJ Kai go around procedure at Hayakuri.
    1 point
  50. Lots of clever ingenuity goes into all of your work - a pleasure to watch. And the video element certainly adds excitement and interest. Well done! Rich
    1 point
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