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  1. 49 points
    Hi everyone, This is the Revell 1/32 F-4E kit with some aftermarket help from GT Resin in the form of exhausts, belly strap and intakes, new nose from Sierra Hotel, Aim-9Js from Cutting Edge and a cockpit from Legend. The aim was to depict a late 70's USAFE jet from the 50TFW at Hahn AFB using AirDoc decals, put her in-flight and add some lighting to bring her to life. This was sort of a learning project for me, picking up on the excellent tips found in this forum, trying out some new techniques and learning from my mistakes (of which I made a few - see build for details!). In the end it took 2 and a half years to complete so the ratio of builds to acquires is way out of kilter. Anyway, on to the pics... And with lights on... Overall, a challenging but fun build of the impressive Phantom! Build thread is here ... https://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?/topic/58988-132-revell-f-4e-what-could-possibly-go-wrong/&page=1 Many thanks for looking!
  2. 43 points

    My big scales models

    Hi, after almost 20 years spent on 1/48tth models, I moved to the bigger 1/32nd scale. Here some pics of the models I have completed in the last 5 years. Trumpeter A-4M Skyhawk in 1/32nd Trumpeter AV-8B Harrier II in 1/32nd Trumpeter Harrier GR.5 in 1/32nd Trumpeter Harrier GR.7 in 1/32nd Trumpeter Harrier GR.9A in 1/32nd Trumpeter AV-8B+ Harrier II Plus in 1/32nd Tamiya F-16CJ in 1/32nd Revell Hawk T.1 in 1/32nd Italeri Mirage 5BA in 1/32nd Italeri Nesher in 1/32nd … and now something even bigger… Trumpeter Hurricane IIC in 1/24th Airfix Harrier GR.3 in 1/24th At the moment I’m working on a DayGlo FIAT G.91R-1B in 1/32nd. CIAO! Piero
  3. 41 points
    While I was at Nationals, I saw some nice 1/32 resin display bases from ZM and Squadron, and it got me inspired. I bought one of the PSP bases from Squadron, because it was big enought for my P-38, and I could finish it myself; plus I knew I could never make my own that well for the 22 bucks it cost me to buy it. Not to disparage a company I respect, but frankly, I was not really happy with the detailing or the texture on the ZM bases, especially the carrier deck one. So I picked up a couple sets of the PE US Carrier deck tie down strips from Tom's Model Works, ordered some 3/16" plastic channel from Plastruct, and set about making my own base when I got home. After a lot of trial and error, here are some quick shots with my phone of the final product, with my Hellcat on it as intended. What do you guys think? Tim
  4. 38 points

    ME-262 Trumpeter 1/32

    Hi Guys, Here is my completed Me-262. A not so easy project eventually so I'm happy it's done. This is one of the two Rudolf Sinner's aircrafts with this original camo pattern. I chose to paint it 70/82/76 to match the high color contrast that can be observed on the photos. Wheels are form Barracuda, seat from Quickboost, the rest is straight from the kit. Cheers Tristan
  5. 33 points
    Well there she is. A bit late in the weekend, but finally had time to take pictures and post them here. This is my latest build. I started this build in June 2016 but it stalled due to becoming a father again, so the better part of 2017 was a lost year for modelling. Anyway, it doesn't matter, because I finished the bird! When I first heard of this conversion I had to have it. I had seen pictures of it as a kid and it always struck me as such an advanced design, almost alien like. I bought the excellent book about this plane from Cristoph Vernaleken and Martin Handig. These men have done a lot of research on this subject and their book and website http://ju388.de is invaluable if you want to model this plane. But I have to say, the book is not written with the modeler in mind. So I think that about 30/40% of my time went into research. John form AIMS did a stellar job in researching and creating the conversion, but there was still room for improvement.. With a lot of searching on the web, visiting several obscure forums, and with a little help from people here, I had enough info to make the most accurate representation of it to my ability. In the process you learn a lot about your subject which is one aspect I like about modeling. Anyway, I'm not going to repeat all the steps I have taken in the build. If you're interested you can visit my WIP-thread here on LSP: Link. But I'll give a short summary of what I used for this build. Model: Revell Ju88 A4 Conversion: AIMS Ju388 L-1 Aftermarket: Henri Daehne propellers Anttena: scratch build with Albion Alloy fit and slide tubes Instrument panel: Designed and 3D printed instrument panel Painting: Mr. Paint (primarily) Weathering: AK Interactive Paneliner So, there you have it. Without further ado, here are the pictures. Please feel free to ask questions or give critique (don't hold back, I can take it). Wouter
  6. 32 points

    Ta 152H-1 Ofw. Willi Reschke

    Ta 152H-1 Ofw. Willi Reschke, 7/JG301, Alteno 1945 1/32 Zoukei-Mura HGW seat belts Eagle cals Painting mask home made All colors MRP/Mr.Paint
  7. 31 points

    1/32 Marauder

    Hello there. Maybe you know this phenomenon. I have several more or less unfinished models lying around. And then, something completely new comes to mind. Some months ago, I was thrilled by the idea of a 1/32 Marauder, and despite my other builds, I started to work on a 3d-model. I already printed some major parts. I now have some days of leave of absence, and hope to make some progress (as well with my other unfinished projects). But who knows when I get distracted with something completely new again Propellers and engines are lent from a free 3d-model for visual demonstration only. Here is a picture of an early stage, where you can see how the wings are made of several segments: The main fuselage is divided into three sections due to the maximum build-volume of my 3d-printer (about 20 cm). The left and right halves are 0,5 mm apart, with a recessed line in the middle. The three sections are first glued together. This approach helps to keep alignment. Otherwise, gluing six separately printed fuselage parts together while keeping alignment would be a nightmare. On the fuselage, I already scribed the panel-lines, with the drawing in the Warpaint book as a reference. The fuselage is now more or less ready to be sawed apart into left and right halves to get access into the interior. The most important "tool" when doing this kind of modelling: Cheers Alex
  8. 31 points

    1/32 ZM Horten 229 / Eday 2018

    Hello gentlemen, Have been quite busy lately with EDay IPMS contest and being on leave, and just got round to post this. The kit is the Zoukei Mura 1/32 Horten 229 and it was my first kit from ZM and one of my planned contest entry for EDay 2018. In all honesty i was really positively pleased with the engineering and the fit of the parts on the kit and i have since added a couple of the ZM 32nd kits to the stash and am looking forward to building them. To the basic kit i have added HGW textile harnesses, Master brass barrels, ZM resin weighted wheels and UVDR woodgrain decals. The initial plan was to have the wings displayed on a trestle which i had scratchbuilt but did not have time to properly paint and weather in time for the contest in Prague. Scratchbuilt items were added to the kit in terms of wiring and some missing items. All paints were MRP and tamiya, metallics were Alclads. The exhaust heatshield metallic plating was done by foiling (thanks @Out2gtcha). Weathering was done using Ammo MIG products including filters, washes and pigments, and prismacolor pencils. I finished the kit one night before the deadline and managed to pack it safe and sound for the two leg trip to Czech Republic. To my total surprise, the Horten won best aircraft of show in the hobby category scale 1/40 and above! Happy days! Thank you for checking the post Karim On Brian's suggestion i have added a WIP section on the blog at the following LINK
  9. 31 points

    F4D....the Ford

    Here is my Fisher Skyray. Done just in time for Phoenix. Dan
  10. 30 points

    1/32 RNZAF A-4K Kahu Skyhawk

    Hi guys, I am proud to present my recently completed 1/32 A-4K Skyhawk. I used the Trumpeter A-4F as the base for my build. Added a Wolfpack resin cockpit and used the Eduard exterior photoetch set. Airbrushed with custom mixes of Tamiya acrylics. Decals are from my own KMNZ Decals custom range (available for purchase worldwide via KMNZdecals@gmail.com).
  11. 30 points
    Mr b

    1/32 Revell P-51D

    Hi folks Just completed the revell mustang. Sorry for poor pictures thanks to jerry for the trade on the decals and mike for the advise best regards and happy modelling brian
  12. 29 points

    Junkers Diorama

    Hi all, Just finished my Wingnut Junkers. My first attempt at a diorama, and was a surprisingly steep learning curve! But great fun too. Aviattic resin Crossley trailer, fuel cart & figure. Diodump factory wall and gates. Home made plaster cast base in a picture frame. I hope to be taking it to Telford this year & will be in an upcoming ‘Scale Aviation Modeller’ magazine. Thanks for looking in Guy
  13. 29 points
    My Corsair Number 6 Tamiya 1/32 AJ press & Eagle Cals decals Barracuda wheels HGW wet transfers & seat belts All colours MRP
  14. 29 points
    Tamiya 1/32 Birdcage HGW Seat belts Barracuda Wheels Eagle cals All colour MRP Model Build Miroslav Knížek Painting & Weathering Miloslav J. Hrabaň
  15. 28 points
    This HpH MiG-15 was started last year. It is my first completed resin kit. The learning curve is steep, but I am finally done. I cannot wait to get started on the HpH La-7. I hope you like it. Any critiques or suggestions are WELCOME!
  16. 27 points

    Lavochkin 7

    Finally finished this last night,just packing for IPMS Vancouver. Not my best but we did had fun with it, isn't that what it's all about? And would like to thank Jiri (a great guy) at HPH for sending me masks to correct white 27..had a very thin blue outline not red. Cheers.Комард Билл
  17. 27 points

    Spitfire HF Mk.VI b 1/32 HB

    Here is my last build - the kit from Hobby Boss.I used the HpH cockpit set,canons from RB,exhaust pipes from QB,mainwheels from PCM Spitfire Mk.IX,wingtips from Tamiya Spitfire Mk.VIII a few modification of the cockpit for the Mk.VI version,all markings are sprayed,the stencils are from kit decals.Used colors and varnish - Tamiya,Humbrol and Alclad...
  18. 27 points
  19. 26 points
    Hi all, here is my another Corsair (Number 7.) Tamiya model 1/32 Painting mask home made. HGW seat belts, Wet transfers Barracuda wheels Al colors Mr. Paint/MRP
  20. 26 points
  21. 26 points

    Spitfire 16, 485(NZ) Sqn

    Finally got Tamiya’s gorgeous Spit Mk.XVI finished today. It’s in the Rongotea scheme from the kit, 485 kiwi squadron but using some of the Lifelike decal sheet to correct some inaccuracies in the kit decals. Barracuda cockpit sidewalk, gun sight and door, Yahu instrument panel, otherwise OOB. Painted in MRP mostly.
  22. 26 points

    Mig-23 ML in Angola

  23. 25 points

    1/32 Revell Spitfire MKIIa

    Completed! 41 Squadron RAF, Summer 1941. This MKIIa was donated to 41 Squadron by the 1st Canadian Infantry Division. build log:
  24. 25 points

    1/32 Italeri Cf 104

    After over two years, this one is finally done! The kit does build into an impressive model pretty much out of the box, if the fuselage panel lines are sharpened up a tad. I chose a longer route and foiled the beast, after an overall sand and polish, to deal with those pesky panel lines. There is a fair amount of scratch building in the cockpit, using the kit pieces with any semblance of detail removed as a basis, and also some of the Eduard panels. Many of the Eduard pieces were chopped and rearranged to get what I wanted. The flying instrument panel and instrument shroud/gunsight were scratch built as neither the kit nor the Eduard parts present the Canadian version. The build can be found here. Overall, no problems. Glue the front and rear fuselage sections together before joining the fuselage halves and use internal fillets for the wing/fuselage joints are the only essential tricks on this one. Extras used were: Eduard interior Airscale instruments and bezels Aires control columns Eduard electronic boxes (chopped up and added to) Eduard exterior (only a couple of pieces in the end - I should have saved my money and used whiskey bottle foil instead) Eduard seat with fabric belts(very very nice - essential really) Eduard wheels (the kit ones are incorrect for the Cf 104) Eduard burner can Aires wheel bays (the main bay is especially good and for the most part is visible despite the gear doors) Master pitot tube (metal and essential for durability alone) Videoaviation wing and central pylons (also beautiful pieces) CMK rocket pod (chopped and modified - I only needed it for the end pieces which I had trouble scratch building) Canuck Symmetrical Markings (amongst the best decals I've come across) Wessex Transfers (to print the decals for the Aete "X" markings and the tail flash) Mike Grant decals (various placards and a couple of instruments) It was my first attempt at foiling and I am extremely grateful to members of this forum for their helpful posts on achieving that. It was suprisingly relaxing and certainly way more spouse-friendly than Alcad. For the record, I went through just over 400 cotton buds, 500ml of alcohol, over 40 blades, and somewhere around a metre of foil to do the job. The foil was common kitchen foil with heavy duty foil only used when I was treating it with bleach and egg shells. The Microscale foil glue was cut 50/50 with alcohol and sprayed onto the foil in two misted coats. And the airbrush survived without coming to a sticky end. I used a limited amount of chrome Bare Metal Foil for the canopy framing and the leading edge of the vertical stab. No polish was used as i wanted to retain the natural variation in the panels. Hard to photograph as it is quite subtle across the bulk of the fuselage. There's only very light weathering using oils and Flory washes. It was also my first foray into attempting my own decals. The artwork was easy using a free download of Illustrator, but the successful printing on our Canon inkjet was not something I was able to conquer. I managed to get them printed and coated without colour bleeding, but the final product was just too flimsy and transparent to work with. The first couple of photos were taken outside, but the sun is a tad harsh. The model is surprisingly long and a beggar to photograph. Many thanks for the encouragement along the way! Any comments, suggestions etc on the finished model are welcome. I'm certainly happy with it overall - I've almost forgotten the couple of errors already! Hope you like it. Cheers, Mike
  25. 25 points