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    AceofClubs reacted to Gazzas in Hasegawa Bf 109F   
    Hi everyone,
        Some small progress here.
     

     
    After getting the wings on and tidying up a few seams, I applied MRP fine gray primer.  I gave it a day to harden, then I used buffing compound to make sure it was smooth everywhere.  Afterwards added Tamiya white where the masks will go.
     
    You may notice that a mask is missing for the II Gruppe badge.  Here is what the mask looks like for it:

    You can see that all three attempts suffered some damage due to the smallness of the design and the limitations of the cutter.  I've since been told by Mal that I need to make each color in separate parts.  I can see the wisdom of what he says.  However, before he gave me that advice, I found a decal set. that had the II Gruppe badge so, I ordered it.  Hopefully it'll be here, soon.
     
    Today I masked off the areas painted with the theater yellow.  Then, I painted the lower areas in a mixture to create a shade of RLM 76.  I would have taken some pics, but the contrast between the RLM 76 and the gray primer is very small.  I'll let that paint cure overnight before I fix any imperfections.
     
    Cheers!
     
    Gaz
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    AceofClubs reacted to Tolga ULGUR in 1/32 EDUARD P-40N-5 Warhawk “Joanne 49”   
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    AceofClubs reacted to Bill Dedig in 1/32nd Revell Bf109G-10 Eric Hartrmann Scheme   
    I know this has been done (Great build on this site) . But I needed My Own.

     
    Kit decals ,which I thought were great. Barracuda Resin on Small wing bump section and on Spinner/Props (Prop Alignment jig). HGW Seatbelts, Uschi Line for antenna.
     

     
    Kit decals were used for all the markings especially the spinner and Tulips as they settled perfect and were better than my trying to paint them.

     
    I cut all the clear from the Insignia and used a Scrap set of markings on the tail. I did add some brake lines but tough to see in my photos.Lightly weathered as this is a 300 plane Ace mount.

     
    Thanks for Looking and comments are always welcome
    Regards
    Bill D
     
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    AceofClubs got a reaction from Gazzas in Bf 109 F4 in Regia Aeronautica service   
    Hi All. Here some wip pics of cockpit.
    Hope you like
    Ciao
    Filippo. 
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    AceofClubs got a reaction from Alain Gadbois in Bf 109 F4 in Regia Aeronautica service   
    Hi All. Here some wip pics of cockpit.
    Hope you like
    Ciao
    Filippo. 
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    AceofClubs got a reaction from Kais in Bf 109 F4 in Regia Aeronautica service   
    Hi All. Here some wip pics of cockpit.
    Hope you like
    Ciao
    Filippo. 
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    AceofClubs got a reaction from LSP_Kevin in Bf 109 F4 in Regia Aeronautica service   
    Hi All. Here some wip pics of cockpit.
    Hope you like
    Ciao
    Filippo. 
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    AceofClubs got a reaction from Kendzior in Bf 109 F4 in Regia Aeronautica service   
    Hi All. Here some wip pics of cockpit.
    Hope you like
    Ciao
    Filippo. 
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    AceofClubs got a reaction from Landrotten Highlander in Bf 109 F4 in Regia Aeronautica service   
    Hi All. Here some wip pics of cockpit.
    Hope you like
    Ciao
    Filippo. 
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    AceofClubs got a reaction from Antonio Argudo in Bf 109 F4 in Regia Aeronautica service   
    Hi All. Here some wip pics of cockpit.
    Hope you like
    Ciao
    Filippo. 
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    AceofClubs got a reaction from Out2gtcha in Bf 109 F4 in Regia Aeronautica service   
    Hi All. Here some wip pics of cockpit.
    Hope you like
    Ciao
    Filippo. 
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    AceofClubs got a reaction from Trak-Tor in Bf 109 F4 in Regia Aeronautica service   
    Hi All. Here some wip pics of cockpit.
    Hope you like
    Ciao
    Filippo. 
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    AceofClubs reacted to Thunnus in 1/32 Zoukei-Mura Ta152H-1 White 7   
    Playing around with the PE side consoles to see how they fit.  Still need to add some bits and pieces to the top of the consoles.  I'm keeping the option of using the kit side consoles if I can't get the PE to work.  So far, so good!



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    AceofClubs reacted to Thunnus in 1/32 Tamiya F4U-1a Corsair - Boyington's 17740   
    Some more views of the camo painting.  This is a good point to pause and take stock of the model to see where the next steps will take it.  Weathering this bird should be fun!



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    AceofClubs reacted to Thunnus in 1/32 Tamiya F4U-1a Corsair - Boyington's 17740   
    Thanks! Aerosol hairspray decanted into the airbrush.  I don't know what brand... I just commandeered one from my wife's side of the bathroom.
     
    The painting continues... AK Real Colors Intermediate Blue is sprayed next.



     
    The Dark Blue is next and I'm using my pre-mixed lightened AK Real Colors Sea Blue as a base and mixing lighter shades on the fly to try and reflect what I'm seeing in the archive photos of 740 and other VMF Corsairs.  The engine cowl and fuselage spine receive the lightest shade while the fuselage sides are the darkest.


     
    Because the hairspray is under a couple coats of paint, I wanted to do the chipping soon after the Sea Blue was applied on top of the wings.  It took some patience, working a wet paint brush over and over on small areas but I was able to get an acceptable result.


     
    The transitions between the various shades of Dark Blue is a bit stark so I'll be doing some blending work.  The Montex stars and bars mask looks like it slightly expanded so I'm going to cut new masks with the Silhouette cutter.
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    AceofClubs reacted to Thunnus in 1/32 Tamiya F4U-1a Corsair - Boyington's 17740   
    Thanks guys!
     
    I've sprayed a base coat of zinc chromate into the wheel wells and landing gear covers.  These will be given a coat of hairspray before the final color (Insignia White) is applied.






     
    My digital camera is acting up.  Exposure is wonky and I have to manually set it at +2 or -3 stops to get it from exposing too dark or too bright.  And it won't focus like it used to.  Definitely something wrong and it just started happening yesterday.  I've since given the camera a few hard resets and even updated the firmware but no improvements.  I can still get photos out of it but it takes me a lot longer due to the issues.  It's a Canon S100 that replaced a Canon S95.  I'm monitoring EBay for a used Canon S110 right now.
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    AceofClubs reacted to mozart in P-38J Lightning - Revell 1/32   
    This, on the right, is one of the ZM mechanic figures marketed for the Ta152H-1, so German, compared with a Wings Cockpit figure Luftwaffe mechanic.  The ZM American figures you've been looking at could well be better but I'd also have a good look at the Wings Cockpit figures range.  You'll only find this on Facebook though, no website I'm afraid.
     

     
    A Wings Cockpit figure:
     

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    AceofClubs reacted to Thunnus in 1/32 Zoukei-Mura Ta152H-1 White 7   
    I've started to look at the kit a little closer.  The cockpit parts are not overly impressive.  It's not bad but I wouldn't call it good either.  Fairly soft details and noticeably short of state-of-the-art.  That's what aftermarket is for, I guess.  I would prefer a resin cockpit but I'll have to settle for a bunch of photoetch instead.  This is the RB Productions Ta152H cockpit set, comprised of a single fret of brass.

     
    As you can see, it has some fairly big components such as the seat back, the side consoles and the instrument panel components.  It's also got a ton of tiny bits and pieces, of which I'm sure I'll be losing or electing not to use.  As a warm-up, I decided to see if I could get the seat back assembled.
    This is designed to augment the kit seat not replace it, so I'll have to chop up the kit part if I want to use it.

     
    When I'm fairly confident that I can make this work, I cut the seat back off of the kit seat.  I've deviated from the instructions by leaving the little platform at the back of the seat and seeing if I can utilize that plastic to serve as a base for the brass seat back.

     
    Here is what the new seat looks like compared to the kit seat (with molded harnesses).  The phototech set has an elaborate set of parts to mimic the adjustable height mounting frame for the seat.  I'll probably simplify this as much as possible since it will be largely unseen anyway.  I just want to establish a positive connection between the seat and the rear cockpit bulkhead.

     
    Having wet my feet with the seat, I decided to tackle the upper instrument panel.

     
    Pretty fiddly work... the upper IP alone has EIGHTEEN parts!  The price for an upgrade here is pretty steep but hopefully it'll look noticeably better than the kit part, which I'll shoot with paint for a comparison when I get further along.  This episode emptied my gas tank and I'll have to re-gather my energy/patience for more fun with brass tomorrow.

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    AceofClubs got a reaction from Thunnus in 1/32 Zoukei-Mura Ta152H-1 White 7   
    The Master is back!
    Ciao
    Filippo
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    AceofClubs got a reaction from nmayhew in 1/32 Zoukei-Mura Ta152H-1 White 7   
    The Master is back!
    Ciao
    Filippo
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    AceofClubs reacted to David Mooney in 1/32 Tamiya F-4D 'Terrible Tyke'   
    Hello all, 
    I have been rather busy working of late but I have found time between working with real aircraft to finish my F-4D. 
     
    Im sure many are aware that the Tamiya kit is a dream to build and goes together very well, I used Mr Colour paint which I believe are the best on the market at the moment, the colours I used were 303 (FS34102), 310 ((FS 30219) and 320 (Dark Green)……….and black for the bottom :-)
     
    Sadly the decals were in a poor state and fragmented as soon as they hit the water, so I purchased the Warbirds Decals set (32009) which were superb and set well on the aircraft and into any details very well and recommended. 
     
    I didn't like the fit of the intakes to the ducting, so I thought it a far better idea to use the Quickboost (QB 32089) set of intake covers. 
     
    The seats are aftermarket, but I cant tell you who made them as they came free with the kit (from a certain auction site) 
     
    All the weapon pylons are removable, this is done using small earth magnets in the wings and pylon locations.
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
    I hope you like it, it is certainly my best build so far. All comments are welcome, thanks for looking 
     
     
     
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    AceofClubs reacted to Thunnus in 1/32 Hasegawa Bf109K-4 Weisse 8   
    Thanks so much for the nice comments!  Always appreciate the input, advice, corrections and support from the LSP community!
     
    The aerial, fabricated from Uschi's elastic thread, was attached to the tension spring and then stretched through the loop antenna and to the top of the fuselage.

     
    With some direct light, you can see some of the detail in the cockpit.

     
    Some more views of the almost completed model.



     
    The final detail are the landing gear indicators made of small sections of stretched sprue and painted red.  These are inserted into holes that I had pre-drilled before painting.

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    AceofClubs got a reaction from Thunnus in 1/32 Hasegawa Bf109K-4 Weisse 8   
    What a masterpiece. I'm speechless. Only add two nuts on red/white antenna.
    Bravissimo
    I'm looking for your next project. 
    Ciao
    Filippo
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    AceofClubs got a reaction from Thunnus in 1/32 Hasegawa Bf109K-4 Weisse 8   
    One of the best K4 ever seen 
    Ciao
    Filippo
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    AceofClubs reacted to Thunnus in 1/32 Hasegawa Bf109K-4 Weisse 8   
    Thanks guys!  Got a lot done this weekend!
     
    Two coats of MIG Scratches Effect wasn't enough to get good chipping results.  The Mr Hobby Aqueous over the metal was extremely stubborn and I had to use a toothpick to get most of the chips, which lead to a less than natural effect.  Oh well... I can work with it and augment it later with sponge chipping and colored pencils.

     
    I gave the model a gloss coat (Alclad Aqua Gloss).  Removing the masks to check out the landing gear wells.

     
    I thinned the Alclad Aqua Gloss with Mr Leveling Thinner and it had a funky effect on chipping area at the port wing root.  Gonna have to fix that when the gloss dries.

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