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  1. Hi, so another Israeli bird is out. It is an F-4E Kurnass 2000 number 650 from the Bat SQN, Tayeset 119. The F-4E kit from Tamiya is used as a basis. The building was quite comfortable, I did not encounter any major problems. I used the cockpit from Avionix, of course, supplemented with a modification of the Kurnass 2000 version, MFDs, few switches, and a new HUD were added. I also used the seamless intakes from RealModel and thanks to Miro Medzihradsky for the dimensionally accurate engine nozzles. The refueling probe and part of the decals from Isracast are complemented by Hebrew stenci
    57 points
  2. I would like to show you the model of the jet that I love. A-6E Intruder from Trumpeter 1:32 scale as always, a model made straight out of the box. Therefore, some of the decals don't match the original. The Trumpeter A-6 model is one of the best models of this company in the 1:32 scale. Unfortunately, model it's quite complicated and demanding to build. However, this is one of those jets that you must have on your shelf. 1: 1 I 1:32
    56 points
  3. Well as hard as I tried to build a kit out of the box, I failed miserably, couldn't do it... This is the HK Models Lancaster, pretty much from the box other than filling in 22 windows cutting in 3 new windows, scratch building a lifeboat, blanking off the turret gun ports, removing their gun sights, ammo cans, put an Eduard cockpit set in as well as the radiators and intake screens. Also printed the markings for it which in hind sight I wished I had cut stencils for them instead... The model is pretty much finished, don't know where I can store it, it's a monster...atleast I can remo
    56 points
  4. While I'm messing about trying to finish my 109e-3 thought I'd post my build of Tamiya's gorgeous Corsair F4U-1A I did a while back (I know, another one! But it's such a beautiful kit). The subject is Greg "Pappy" Boyington's 833 from the famous Black Sheep squadron VMF-214 based on Vella Lavella in late 1943. The kit was a pleasure to build with excellent engineering from Tamiya and plenty of detail to play with. As such, aftermarket was kept to a minimum only using Barracuda cockpit stencils and placards and Montex canopy and insignia masks. I scratchbuilt some additional engine
    54 points
  5. March 30/21 Thanks to Covid and lots of extra time, I have finished the 1/32 Italeri F-104G kit, converted to a Canadian CF-104 in only 4 months, which is a record short time for me. I have a WIP Thread on how I built this model here: 1/32 Italeri CF-104 "Kicked Up A Notch" Kit is one of the latest versions with great decals, #2514. Aftermarket Items are as follows: Black Box Resin Cockpit, 32009, made for the Hasegawa kit Aires Electronics and Ammunition Bay, #2208 ResKit Engine and Exhaust, RSU32-20 ResKit CF-104 Wheels/Tires, R
    53 points
  6. This is my recently completed build of the Revell Me262B-1/U-1 kit in 1/32 scale. I have chosen to depict Red 10 of 10./NJG11, which was one of four Me262B nightfighters captured by the Allies at the end of the war. The aftermarket item list for this build is as follows: 1. Master FuG 218 Neptun brass radar assembly 2. Barracuda Me262 resin wheels 3. HGW Me262B fabric seatbelts 4. Eduard Me262B-1 Exterior set 5. Eduard Me262B-1 Interior set 6. Eduard Me262B-1 Mask set Please note that large portions of the Eduard Exterior and Interior
    53 points
  7. 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
    53 points
  8. March 4/21 Well at long last, I’ve finally finished adding the entire second HGW decal rivets sheet, which combined with the first sheet is 9,460 rivets. With a few throwaways during my second decaling session, there’s at least 9,300 of them, which isn’t all that impressive considering how tiny they are. What is impressive- and a TON of work!- is that I estimate that I cut out and added over 600 tiny decal pieces. The math here is that each strand is 172mm and there are 22 strands per sheet, for a total of 3,784mm per sheet, X 2 sheets = 7,568mm. Most of the decals I added rang
    49 points
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  10. Madmax

    A6M2b Zero (Houkoku 1045)

    It is easy to get sidetracked when researching the A6M2. It will inevitably lead the enthusiastic reader to Canada, which it did in my case. I didn't know that Mitsubishi's competitor Nakajima built Zero's, or that there were subtle (and obvious) ways of knowing the difference. One of those differences, the white surround to the Hinomaru, was one of the major features I wanted to incorporate in this build, since it highlights the dark shade of the grey with which the Zero was painted. Then I discovered the concept of the Houkoku presentation number, and that became number two on the wish list!
    48 points
  11. Bf-109K 4 10./JG 27, Prag-Kbely 1944/1945 Kit: Hasegawa Cockpit: Aires Wheels: Barracuda Belts: HGW Guns: Quickboost Exhaust: Quickboost Paint: Gunze C
    48 points
  12. Phartycr0c

    HPH FW 189 Uhu

    Entering into the foray of my first full resin kit build, I decided on the 189 as its an unusual subject very rarely modelled in any scale let alone gods own 1/32. I have to say, I really enjoyed putting this together and while I did have a few issues of my own doing, generally, if the clean up is done correctly, it goes together well with few fit issues. The problem areas i encountered were around the following areas. Where the booms attach to the underside of the wings, a gap needs to be dealt with. The glazing at the rear of the fuselage where the tran
    47 points
  13. This is my build of famous Tamiya A6M2 kit with poor quality conversion set from MDC.From MDC set I used only this parts - main and balancing floats with their pylons,the propeller cone & all truck wheels.I made a new rudder, modifying the original part of the kit.I blinded the wheel bay by original wheel covers,than I sealed it by putty ,I engraved the missing panel lines and I added the rivet lines.The transport truck I completely made from evergreen plastic profiles.The ladder is a 3D model designed by me, which I then printed on a 3D printer.I supplemented into the cockpit and engine a
    46 points
  14. Foto: My frend Miloslav (thank you) more photos...
    46 points
  15. This is a cool looking airplane, although it never made production or even a prototype was ever built, i fell in love because is something new and different , this is the first model produced by a new manufacturer, DAS WERK , and the wood texture decals were made exclusively for it by uschi van der rosten. When you compared to a P-51D, this was i really small airplane as you can see in the last picture. i call it the ancestor or the grandpa of the A-10 by the position of the pulse jet engines and the twin rudder Jorge
    46 points
  16. After my emergency gear-up landing back in 2018, the jet is back, fully operational, and has some new Garmin avionics. missed the old girl. cheers Pete
    45 points
  17. Hello fellow LSP modelers, I write today to make an admission and an explanation with the hope that there are others who will understand. I returned to the hobby in 2018 with the expectation of turning out some 1st class works of art. After all I had studied the tips and techniques of the masters via print and countless videos. I must say that I soon became somewhat intimidated after viewing the fantastic works at the shows and of course here at LSP. And so I began. After stumbling through the first few kits I came to realize that this is harder than I remember and I am lac
    45 points
  18. She is all done and looking to throw down some ordnance! This is the Academy 1/35 Viper. I used the Flying Leathernecks decals, so many to choose from - I decided on the Red Skeleton Jolly Roger of VMM-163. I picked up the Werner Wings decals for all the stencils. And of course you have to use some of the kit decals as well. I ended up buying Eduard seatbelts to really match everything else done in the cockpit. Since i was spending money on shipping why not get more right, so i picked up DefModels 20mm gun barrels as well :-) And with my jolly roger choice I needed some full motion video which
    45 points
  19. 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
    44 points
  20. After building my Italeri CF-104 Starfighter, I took a break from modeling for a few weeks, to recharge my Modeling Mojo and also allow the parts for this new build to come in from all over Europe and the US, while researching all I could about the Hellcat. While I usually build a prop after a jet, I wanted to try something a bit different from my prior prop builds and I also wanted to build a kit a bit better made than the last 4 kits I made, of the 1/32 Kitty Hawk F-5E, Kitty Hawk T-6/Harvard, Special Hobby Tempest Mk V and the Italeri Zipper. While none of these kits were horrible (F-5E c
    44 points
  21. JMcD

    1:32 VF-84 F-4J

    Howdy y'all, Great forum and glad to be here with you all. I've been back to modeling after a long pause. Living in Chicago but spending more time travelling around the globe for business, so time is only moving just a little faster than a Saturn year in my modeling world. Here's my latest work I've finished last year, a Jolly Rogers Phantom, my favorite aircraft of my favorite squadron. I Hope you enjoy. Cheers, John
    44 points
  22. Here is my 1/32 Kittyhawk OV-10A that I completed late last year. This model was built to represent the aircraft that Squadron Leader Graham Neil and Flight Lieutenant Ken Semmler flew during the Vietnam war on the 6 JUNE 1970. Both of these men were pilots in the Royal Australian Air Force and were part of the group of 36 that served as FACs under the USAF during the conflict. Graham was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross for his conduct as a Forward Air Controller during this mission. I haven't had the chance to show Graham the completed model yet due to Covid19, but I was able
    44 points
  23. Hello all, I hope you all have been surviving lockdown by modelling-on.....I have. I set about Trumpeters P-47D bubble top version and I was pretty pleased with the kit, I have but the Razorback version and that game me a lot of issues, so this was a surprise and a pleasure. I attempted for the first time a natural metal finish (NMF), so I tried using extreme metal paint by AK and I found them very fragile and had to have a change of plan. I opted for the Mr metal colour paints by Gunze and these were fantastic and very durable when applied. I added a few aftermarket pi
    44 points
  24. ChuckD

    B-25J Air Apache

    This is my rendition of B-25J s/n 43-36199, as it would have appeared in late spring, 1945 in the Philippines. At the time, it was serving in the 501st Bomb Squadron of the 345th Bomb Group - the famed "Air Apaches." This group was famous for transforming the B-25 from a medium altitude bomber, to a low-level attack aircraft. With eight forward-firing M2 .50 caliber machine guns in the nose, and a potent bomb load, strafer B-25s savaged Japanese shipping all throughout the Pacific campaigns. This particular aircraft had its nose reconfigured to the strafer configuration in the fiel
    44 points
  25. Hi all, My latest effort, a Sabre. Hope you enjoy. Thanks for looking... Matt
    43 points
  26. This model was built to depict the F-100D flown by Captain Ronald Swanson during a ground support mission in 1968 whilst under the direction of Forward Air Controller, Flying Officer Macaulay Cottrell RAAF. It was whilst I was building Mac's O-1 Bird Dog that I had the idea to try and track down either of the F-100 pilots mentioned in the combat report written by the BLADE flight, and was successful in contacting Ronald. He agreed to be my subject pilot and this is the result. Additions: Aires Cockpit. Aires Wheel Bays. Aires Exhaust. Zactomodels Nose
    43 points
  27. 1/32 Hasegawa Real Model 2020 conversion set Eagle Cockpit set & wooden flaps Barracuda Wheels HGW riveting set, wet transfers, seat belts All colours MRP All painting mask homemade
    43 points
  28. Hi everybody, I would like to share some pictures of my Focke Wulf Fw190 F-8 1:32 by Revell.
    43 points
  29. Let me present the model I built last year. It is the Vulcan built Airco DH.9a - H3633 "30" from 30 Sqn used in Iraq in 1924 to police the Empire. This crate was flown by Sqn Ldr James Rabb. Modifications to the otherwise excellent kit (as usual for WNW): - added missing electric, air and fuel installations - a couple of added switches in the cockpit - Pheon Models PE spoked wheels - individual markings airbrushed with custom made masks (thank you, Mr. Decal) - a few Gaspatch turnbuckles - two streamers at the red interplane struts
    42 points
  30. hi gents here is my last build . this is the Italieri Mirage III converted to the Cheetah C version ... It has been a long time project ,. a hard way with questions , hesitations etc..... in fact , I think that the cut , and the extension of the fuselage scared me ... you know me , I am a fan of the Mirage , I already built 6 of them , in different version , but this one , is very special , with her "long neck" , maybe the most " elegant" version ......thank you for watching , enjoy ...or not ...............................thank you Nick for your help Alain
    42 points
  31. Kit: Tamiya Extras: Cockpit, wheel bays, jet exhaust - Aires Weapon bay: CMK for hasegawa kit + Aber gun barrel Avionics bays and some part of engine 3D print same as ALE-50 on the wings. AMRAAMs and training AIM-9 : Eduard brassin... ACMI Scratch Anyz decals for cockpit RES-KIT wheels RBF Eduard. HTS modified from kit Sniper pylon modified from Academy. Sniper container Eduard brassin. Exterier PE parts Eduard. Dischargers master same as pitot tubes. Astra decals insignia + some my own decals Numbers on pylons by dry trasfers Hobby Decals. Colors Gunz
    42 points
  32. Here is my recently completed build of the 1/32 Hasegawa N1K2-J Shiden Kai. I depicted the 343rd Kokutai aircraft of Lt. Takashi Oshibushi. To enhance the base kit, I added some bits from the Brengun phototech set for the N1K2-J and brass cannon barrels from RB Models. The exterior paints were AK Real Colors on the top and various Alclad metal lacquers on the bottom. The full bui
    42 points
  33. airscale

    1/18 Hawker Fury

    mojo noun informal a quality that makes you successful and full of energy: · He's definitely lost his mojo. · He needs to get his mojo working if he's going to finish that model Well, I lost mine over the last few months in a big way. For many reasons I just lost interest in my Fw190 and so it has been shelved for now. It's one of those inexplicable things, those that remember the 1/24 Tigercat maybe know I have form in this area .. Instead, I have found a new source of mojo which
    41 points
  34. April 28/21 Short Update, but I think an important one- and I’m feeling a little pressure. I got a hold of Giovanni and he will be contributing to this thread a bit later, maybe on the weekend, and I want to complete a few things before he does. With all this free resin I want to do a good job with it before "the boss" shows up! He is working on their new website and like everyone else, has a real job, so he is tight for time right now. With most of the new resin parts figured out, it was time to re-wire the back bulkhead. The kit bulkhead has wiring
    41 points
  35. Thank you everyone for your kind words of encouragement. I'll try not to disappoint! April 26/21 A little progress today, which was a little bit confusing and also rewarding. The focus was on all the Adriatic resin I was sent from Italy and where the heck it all went in the cockpit. Giovanni has sent me several pics of the cockpit and where some of this stuff goes, but not all of it by a long shot, which is understandable since it isn’t readily on the market yet- and they don’t even have a website yet! I am very lucky to have this stuff at all and with
    41 points
  36. March 30/21 I hate the end of any modeling project, but this one more in particular. So many of the tiny details are left off the model until the very end for fear of breakage, but this is also usually when the model is the most difficult to handle at the same time. At about 21” long not including the needle-like pitot tube on the nose, it’s hard to work with this jet without it banging into everything, damaging the paint. All the hard work you put into a model can come crashing down at the end if you’re unlucky or not careful. In any case, this model is DONE!
    41 points
  37. airscale

    1/18 Hawker Fury

    evening ladies back with a little more progress.. started by cutting out the big access door in the fuselage - unlike later metal aircraft, the fit seems quite rudimentary which suits me ..it's just resting in place now, but evn so.. ..then onto the wing roots - thing here is the front of the wing actually goes into the fuselage - there is no fairing until the rear half flares out... so first I made up brass shapes to mirror the wing profile and used these to cut the shape. I also used the spar points to set their actua
    41 points
  38. Cheers everyone! Kevin was kind enough to separate the Phantom posts from the Tomcat thread. As I am planning to finish this one, it makes more sense to open a separate thread for it. I wasn't in the mood to work on the Tomcat landing gear, so I decided to resurrect another project from the Shelf of Doom - a QF-4S. Painting is fun! Cutting Edge conversion kit, cockpit converted to QF-4S standard. As there are no decals, all markings are painted...
    41 points
  39. 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
    41 points
  40. 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
    41 points
  41. Here is my latest scratchbuild, a Thomas Morse S4C, known as the Tommy. I think this is a significant plane as most WW1 aviators had time in one. This 1/32 scale rendering has a Vector resin engine and a turned aluminum cowling. Turnbuckles by Gaspatch and Eduard. Insignias painted on. Thanks for looking in. Comments welcome.
    41 points
  42. 1/32 Cyber Hobby HGW rivets, wet transfers, seat belts Yahu instrument panel All colours MRP
    41 points
  43. May 9/21 With all the responses wanting a weathered aircraft, I’m sure glad I asked! Having said that, it won’t be really beat up, but it will look well used.. The cockpit is almost done and like all my other cockpits, here is the sequence I use: Gloss Black Lacquer of all parts. Mask off those areas that are to remain black, then paint with the interior color, in this case Model Master Interior Green Enamel (FS34151). While I like MRP paint better for spray application, you need to brush paint touch-ups and MRP paints do not
    40 points
  44. Hey all- Here are a few shots of the completed Pavehawk. Link to build is here: Build link to the figures is here: Figures I started the figures before I had the kit. The first post about the figures was 25 April 2019- a two year project from start to finish. Following photos were shot by Rick Ciaburri: thanks for looking! cheers Pete
    40 points
  45. I've been decaling all day boys and as usual with decals, there was some highs and a few lows. I'll do a full write up tomorrow of how I picked my subject (yes, the roundels and "RCAF" are correct), which decals I used and why I did it this way. I am generally quite happy with the results, so here's 2 teaser pics... Cheers, Chuck
    40 points
  46. Hello there! This is the "good old" Hasegawa in ProModeler (Monogram) boxing, released in the early 2000s. Overall a great kit, built with some add ons like MDC trop filter, brass pitot tube. Uschi filament for the antenna and small plastic/metal bits to improve the appearance of this well known Gustav. Painted with Model Master enamels (RLM 78/79/80), clear coated with acrylic Mr. Color matt and gloss varnishes. Decals from the box. National emblems, A/C number and tactical markings masked and sprayed accordingly. Hope you like it! It's my first finished model in one and a half decade!
    40 points
  47. Attached for your review are photos of my recently completed 1/32 Zoukei-Mura Ta152H-0. Although Z-M has offered a H-0 in the past, that kit was not available and so I had to backdate the Ta152H-1 kit into a H-0. To make matters more complicated, the only Z-M Ta152H kit available was the Special Edition H-1 based on The Cockpit anime and molded in black plastic. I added the following items to the build... 1. Henri Daehne Ta 152H-1 Resin Prop and Spinner 2. RB Productions Ta 152H Photoetch Cockpit set 3. Synthetic Ordnance Works Ta 152H Landing Gear In addition to
    40 points
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