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Everything posted by geedubelyer

  1. Hi Brian. I was lucky enough to hold a completed one of these at Telford recently and I was struck by just how heavy the finished model was. Is the landing gear strengthened or full metal? Also, are you using HPH's own epoxy adhesive to glue the parts together? Mirek patiently explained that this particular glue could be used to fill slight gaps and sands at the same rate as the surrounding structure. It might prove useful. The model was beautifully rigid and looked superb even in it's unpainted state. You are in for a real treat and I'm confident all of your hard work will pay off. Enjoy your big cat build, I know I shall enjoy following along. Cheers.
  2. All beautiful models Miroslav, well done. It would be superb to see them all together. They are all magnificent but I like the Indian air force version best of all. Thanks for sharing them. Cheers
  3. What a great and magnanimous idea chaps. A very fitting tribute and congratulations to Peter for being the first and worthy recipient of the award. Cheers
  4. That is some quality work on those jet exhausts. Your work is very sharp and clean even on the minutest parts. This bodes very well, good job. Cheers. P.s, respect for your tenacity and determination with posting the images. Glad you've got it sorted so that we can enjoy your build.
  5. Dieter, this is exemplary. Beautiful work sir. I agree with the others when they say this must be the best Su-27. For me, the fact that you have included the personnel and ground clutter is the icing on the cake and is what makes your images indistinguishable cfrom the real thing. Thanks for taking the time to re-post these superb images. Bravo!
  6. Peter, your Spitfire looks truly beautiful. It is a testament to your skill and craftsmanship throughout. Marvellous job. I'm glad that you found a base that you're satisfied with. I can see your reasoning about mounting the model on a mirror but I've always found mirrored bases confusing and distracting. For me, a model as realistic as this should be shown on a realistic base which heightens the authentic look in my eyes. Of course, I'm in the minority and as we can see, the mirror is a very popular choice. Good job. Now a question. May I ask if you plan on creating a flat spot on the main gear tyres at all? Having followed along with this build online I would love to see it in the flesh. Your Spitfire would be worth the price of admission to Telford in the autumn on it's own. Exceptional in every respect. Bravo. Cheers.
  7. Hi Rob. From memory the main gear bay parts fit pretty well. The nosegear bay is about a millimetre short IIRC. The pit parts are very good. The jet nozzles look superb but are a little small in diameter for the fuselage of the original Trumpy release. It is n't a major issue on the finished model to my eyes. The canopy, windscreen and nose cone are a long way off if left unaltered. The Zactoman resin parts cure this problem to perfection. As the other guys said, Chris's parts are second to none, regardless of cost. Hth, p.s, my photos are all on PB so are lost but I could reload some snaps for you if they'd be any help.
  8. I..........ummm What........hmmm So I wanted to say.......ummm.....? Sorry, just speechless! What can one say? Magical......
  9. Looking good Chuck. The colours look accurate on my monitor. Cheerz.
  10. Kent, that works beautifully, good job. May I recommend some free photo editing software called "Photoscape". It offers a number of filters which can impart an aged appearance to photos. Using Photoscape on your recent image would render it virtually indistinguishable from the real item. Cheers.
  11. Hello gerarddu. I am looking forward to seeing your F-15E when you manage to find a suitable photo host. Choosing Photobucket was unlucky as they have recently changed their rules which preclude free third party hosting. Alternatives can be found easily by doing an internet search. Many are suggested in relevant threads here on LSP if that helps. Once you have selected your photo hosting website, upload your images there and use the links provided by your photo hosting site to add your pictures to this thread. Some will include a direct link specifically for forums so copy that and paste it into your text box. Good luck and best wishes, Cheers
  12. Hi Dieter, What an absolutely splendid model. Congratulations on an extremely convincing photo set. The combination of sunlight and things like the catch can, ladder, streamers and chocks make this indistinguishable from the real thing in many of your images. Thanks for taking the time to share such an excellent creation. This is right up my street. Bravo sir, Cheers.
  13. Kent, you have created an absolutely jaw-dropping diorama that is magnificently crafted and exquisite to see. Such a beautiful display that tells a wonderful tale. Each element looks superb. I am very, very impressed. Great job, well done. Would it be possible to ask for a couple of larger resolution images please? If so, I'll send you my e-mail addy via pm. Thanks for taking the time to share this fabulous creation, Cheers.
  14. Hi Brad, thanks for asking. Unfortunately I've nothing to declare as I have not touched this model since my last update. In fact, I have n't done any modelling at all and suspect that, sadly, I shall miss the deadline on this GB. I cannot muster any interest in the hobby right now so apologise to everyone for not getting involved more. Hopefully if (when) my mojo returns I will finish this sailplane and I'll post pics in RFI then. Cheers.
  15. It'll be worth a trip to Telford this autumn just to see this. Cracking work Peter. Cheers.
  16. Hi Kent, Thanks for taking time to explain your process. The images show exactly what you were hoping to achieve and you have succeeded. Well done. Cheers.
  17. What a delightful diorama Kent. It's a neat idea and well executed. Each model is lovely in it's own right but even better in this setting. I love the effect you've achieved on the bare metal wing tanks. It does look like real metal on my monitor. May I offer a small observation in the spirit of feedback? I like the tyre tracks from the accumulator trolley and the footprints in the snow but the edge of the snow to the roadway looks very uniform. There does n't appear to be any trace of snow on the roadway at all. (*Edit: scratch that. I'm an idiot and did n't look closely enough. I can see where you've dusted some snow toward the edge now that I've gone back to it, sorry.)If it has been swept would there be some patches of remaining snow deposit or wet where the snow has melted? Or perhaps a little where feet had carried it from the grass area. Additionally, the airframe appears to be sat on the snow rather than in it. I can't see any tyre tracks from the airframe if there was a deposit of snow under the aircraft when it parked. If the snow had fallen on the aircraft it could be less deep beneath the fuselage and wings perhaps? If it had fallen on the aircraft it may have been brushed off but it would then pile up on the ground at the trailing edge of the wings and tailplanes. Forgive me if I sound critical, I don't mean it to be. I've never used snow on a model so I'm not aware of it's properties or how easy it is to use. Perhaps the effects I've noticed may not be possible. This is nit-picking of course and should be taken lightly as it's of little consequence but I hope it may offer pause for thought going forward. Truth be told, the diorama looks great and that first shot could pass for real. I'd be happy if I could finish any of these models to this standard so thankyou for sharing them here, Cheers.
  18. The metal cowling panels look superb Max, great job and thanks for paving the way. I was considering doing the same when it comes time to build my Moth and you've shown it can be achieved. Nice one. I'll be shamelessly copying your technique in the (probably distant) future. Cheers.
  19. Oh boy! That is some seriously righteous modelling skill on display. Beautiful work bro' p.s. Take your time on the updates. I need a while to get over this awesomeness!
  20. Hello Peter, Your components all look uber realistic as we've come to expect. Beautiful work. Did you experiment with metal foil? I can see why you might attempt to use a micro cloth to provide texture but even in 1/18th scale I can't magine cloth weave would be particularly noticable? If you are still unhappy with your belts and if it's not too late, may I humbly suggest using the metal foil from around the neck of some wine bottles? Not the stiff, brittle type on screw neck bottles but rather the soft, pliable version on bottles with corks. On some bottles the metal is so soft it would wrap around ones finger if lightly tapped over an outstretched digit. That foil is ideal for using on seat belts. It can be easily cut into strips, it's thin enough to pass through buckles, it takes paint easily and can be posed in almost any position. Of course it is often smooth or has very little surface detail but perhaps that could be impressed into the paint using a suitable cloth? Alternatively, there are any number of (sometimes very ) soft metal foils available from various model stores and outlets if you don't mind spending a penny or two. Just a thought. Now, back to your regularly scheduled programming. Cheers.
  21. Great work Max. Your Tiggy is looking completely spiffing. Cheers
  22. Hi Chek, I hope you dive in and feel the joy of building a modern, state of the art model kit that the WNW items appear to be. Other modellers have drawn comparisons with Tamiya and there can be no higher endorsement than that. Having spent time adding extra detail to a Hobbycraft Camel in the past I'm very much looking foward to enjoying my first WNW kit when it arrives. Cheers.
  23. That is a superb reference image Chuck, thanks for posting that up. Glad you caught this subtle but neat detail. Cheers.
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