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    tomaszhajzler reacted to kkarlsen in Fokker Dr. 1 'Dreidekker' - Stripped   
    Pictures of the finished build of the Fokker Dr. 1 'Skeletal'. I have always wanted to build something completely from scratch. 
    This wasn't a 100% scratch, as I used some parts from the Roden kit, cowling and rudder from Aviattic. Photoetch from Tom's modelworks, RB Productions and Part of Poland.
    It isn't perfect, but it was a great learning experience and got me a step closer to the ultimate goal of building an all scratched model.
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
    Hope you like the result...
     
    Cheers: Kent
     
     
     
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    tomaszhajzler reacted to airscale in 1/18 P51C Mustang "Lopes Hope the 3rd"   
    evening folks
     
    as it's a Bank Holiday here, I had a bit more time at the bench..
     
    the windshield parts were made up and painted...
     

     
    ..then very carefully assembled - I also added the fixed gunsight and mirror..
     

     

     

     
    ..and thankfully the coaming fits nicely - Steve from Model Monkey has kindly 3D printed the gunsight which I think will arrive tomorrow so once I have that I will detail it, fit it and this whole assembly will be added to the airframe..
     

     
    ..I had to find another part to do and as the glazing was going pretty well (hope I don't speak too soon, it's my nemesis), I decided to start on the side windows...
     
    ..started by making a mould profile to make up the PETG in boiling water, pressing it down on foam to adopt the shape..
     

     
    ..once done, I used the PE frames I made to size the glazing...
     

     

     
    ..I also had separate PE frames for the front sliding part of these windows so they were also carefully added..
     

     
    ..then the detailing started, there are lots of very small assemblies in each one, and they are subtely different (or will be) as the top canopy part hinges off one side..
     

     

     

     
    ..another bit I was dreading sorted out, hopefully I can get them all finished without any mistakes like scratches or CA blobs
     
    TTFN

    Peter
     
     
     
     
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    tomaszhajzler reacted to tomprobert in 1/48th Boeing B-52H Stratofortress   
    Here's a few quick phone pictures of the engines now they've been installed:
     
    IMG_1247 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr
     
    I'm in the process of making the upper part of the pylons that extend over the wing as these are not provided in the kit - plastic card and Millput is the order of the day. These are yet to be sanded to their final shape:
     
    IMG_1248 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr
     
    Larger working area needed:
     
    IMG_1246 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr
     
    I'm in the process of preparing the wing fuel tanks at the moment so hopefully another update soon.
     
    Tom
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    tomaszhajzler reacted to airscale in 1/18 P51C Mustang "Lopes Hope the 3rd"   
    evening all
     
    thanks for saying such nice things
     
     
    Thanks Jay - always appreciate you helping me understand the airframe I have made the covers but will not attatch them until much later so they don't get squashed..
     
     
     
     
    Now that is an offer I can't refuse Hawk! I will definately be in touch
     
    I added the hatches & panels to the underside and rivetted - there are a number of small fragile cup shaped air scoops to be added both sides of the main structure, but I will do that much later so I don't damage them..
     
    I will also do the doors for the oil & radiator coolant exhausts at some point down the line..
     

     

     

     
    ..with that done - I need to stop skinning and get the cockpit finished & installed as the scary bit will be building up and skinning the rear canopy area. I learned from the Spitfire not to race too far ahead with skinning as when you need to do major bodywork & filler it can be really difficult not to damage it and to work around it..
     
    so remindingmyself where I was, I found a few assemblies to do...
     
    ..first the Hydraulic Hand Pump seen here..
     
    ..nice turned handle, a tubular & hex section piston case and some cast bracketry..
     

     
    ..I made up a kit of parts - the most complex of which was the piston housing - this was done from hex brass stock on my lathe... I have so much to learn using that tool...
     

     
    ..the parts were painted & assembled..
     

     
    ..and a dry fit to check it all fits in..
     

     
    ..next the Landing Gear Control Handle.. the black funny shaped thing seen here under the vertical trim wheel..
     

     
    ..this was made from two chunks of square brass stock, shaped with a cutting disc in my dremel...
     

     
    ..not perfect, but near enough for me..
     

     
    ..and painted and it's decal added..
     

     
    ..lastly, the control column and mount..
     
    ..I actually made the column ages ago and don't know what I did with the WIP pics, but suffice to say the pistol grip was shaped from a chunk of plastic and had various fittings & the trigger added, the shaft was turned in my dremel with it's subtle taper..
     
    The torsion tube mount thing is again ground from a chunk of brass and is very simplified as all it needs to do is represent the shapes as it all sits under a cloth gaiter..
     

     

     
    ..it is articulated, so you could go flying
     

     
    ..not painted it yet, but in situ for reference..
     

     
    ..should get another good stint in tomorrow so may be back soon..
     
    TTFN
    Peter
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    tomaszhajzler reacted to kkarlsen in Fokker Dr. I 'Skeletal'   
    Pushing it away for a long time I finally got around to get the metal parts done for this.  After trying different approaches, this is what I ended up with...
     

     
    Cover, fuel tank, ammo boxes and cowling in unpainted aluminium.
     

     
    After some trials and tests to find a way to achieve a decent metal surface, this is the procedure I ended up using:
    First a layer of Tamiya flat aluminium, then a coat of future. Pattern made with a sharpie silver pen and finally everything has been
    brought together with some AK True Metal Aluminium wax paint, applied very sparingly.
     

     
    The fuel tank with the two filling caps and some 'scratched'  brackets for the mount.
    It may sound complicated, but it isn't. It ended up being 'a walk in the park' .
     
    Cheers: Kent
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    tomaszhajzler got a reaction from MARU5137 in The smallest PZL 37 Łoś   
    Hi
    Next part. You can see the progress of the project, especially bomb bay. Andrzej will show method of making many holes in parts like ribbs which must look identically.
    Nice watching
    Tomasz
     
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    tomaszhajzler got a reaction from MARU5137 in The smallest PZL 37 Łoś   
    Hi All
    I'd like to invite you to follow extraordinary project on youtube. Author of this undertaking, my friend, Andrzej Ziober asked me to send link to his account on you tube. I have done it with great pleasure.
    He decided to create the smallest replica of PZL 37 Łoś in 1/144 scale. As a base he took set from 1970's, it looks like a toy. He will try to change it in masterpiece, I'm sure he can.
    Film is in Polish, but I think that pictures are most important. Andrzej promised to prepare one film a month, this is first part.
    Nice watching
    Tomasz
    This is the link: 
     
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    tomaszhajzler reacted to airscale in 1/18 P51C Mustang "Lopes Hope the 3rd"   
    evening folks - regular Sunday installment...
     
     
    Hi Craig - it is ali, but it's this strange almost thick foil like stuff - someone in the US sent me some they use in a lab for something or other & it's perfect for compound curves - I don't know what I will do when I run out of it...
     
    I want to get the tailfeathers skinned next, so I used the usual process and scaled a factory drawing to get the rivet pattern - this is the first step after sticking the drawing on litho and scoring & adding rivets..
     

     
    ..after it has been burnished flat, there is an access hatch in each surface, upper and lower so I had already had these made in PE and I use a brand new scalpel blade to go around it, then drill the corners, make a hole in the middle & score into this so I can break away the waste..
     

     
    ..then the rest of the waste around the panel is broken away and it's taped in position..
     

     
    ..stuck down with the hatch added..
     

     
    ..upper & lower..
     

     
    ..the leading edge is done is softer, thick foil like ali that is taped down to a butting straight edge and worked over the leading edge - where it meets the panel on the other side it is pushed hard so there is a step where it laps over it and then stuck down & the step sanded away resulting in a perfect join..
     

     
    ..guide tape is used to follow the rivet lines from the main tailplane panels to allow LE rivets to be added...
     

     
    ..same process for the fin - here you can see the leading edge folded back on itself ready for fixing and some rubber pipe protecting the trailing edges of the tailplanes..
     

     
    ..and where the LE panel meets the main panel you can see the step that gets sanded away..
     
    ..I actually later taped scaled drawings to the LE panel to get the rivet pattern right
     

     
    ..one of the two lower fuselage panels - this has a number of hatch cutouts in it and will set the datum for all panels to follow so needs to be right...
     

     
    ..with the hatches added - the bigger one with holes in needs domed rivets adding one by one when I can be bothered to drill all the holes..
     

     

     

     
    and the rear is starting to take shape - unfortunately, again all this will be painted - in this case the whole empennage will be matt black...
     

     
    ..away for the week on business but hopefully have something done next weekend
     
    TTFN

    Peter
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    tomaszhajzler got a reaction from airscale in 1/18 P51C Mustang "Lopes Hope the 3rd"   
    Hi Peter!
    Will you have to mask the wings with tape?
    If so, first I would try a new primer on a piece of aluminum foil, stick masking tape and check if the primer does not break away from the surface, and only then I would paint wings.
    I had this problem with my Boeing, so I used metal primer first, I can't remember Gunze or Tamiya, then primer and final paint. 
    Will Alclads not react with this new primer? I heard that they can with some.
    Good luck, nice work.
    Tomasz
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    tomaszhajzler got a reaction from Nick32 in Boeing F4b4 almost naked   
    Hi !
    I never expected that this project can take me eight years. I thought about three or four years. Of course I had breakes, holidays etc., but it was about 2500 hours of work.
    As base I used old Hasegawa kit, but it was only excuse to start this project, the rest is scratchbuilding.
    My friend, Andrzej Ziober persuaded me to show this model so strongly opened. He is precursor of cutting all structure of fuselage from kit’s moldings.
     
    First step
     

     

     
    And the final
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
    Here is the link to WIP
    My Boeing made the first flight to Madrid on IX model contest organized by IPMS Madrid and asociation model34. It was very interesting event, very good organised with many models on high level.
    Boeing received three prices, thank you Jury
    Oro in it’s class,
    Best aircraft,
    and Special Price from IPMS Portugal for the best model of the contest.

     
    This third is especially beautifull, special thanks for members of IPMS Portugal.

     

     
    So now, I need to think about new project.
    Thank you All for watching, support and kind words.
    Regards
    Tomasz Hajzler
     
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    tomaszhajzler reacted to fozzy in CONTINUATION OF MY 1:20 SCALE SCRATCH BUILT B17G (RADIO ROOM)   
    EQUIPMENT ON THE REAR PORT BULKHEAD
     
    Hi Guys
     
    There is a lull in the good weather so I have found the time to do another posting here rather than concreting!
     
    This will be the penultimate posting of the Radio room before I tackle the complicated mechanism above the Ball Turret!....something that's going to be a tough one no doubt!
     
    ....but first lets get to today's posting!
     
    Not too much stuff had to be scratched...there is a spare oxygen bottle....Liaison Transmitter ....Liaison Antenna Tuning Unit and a few bits and bobs on the side wall.
     
    So here is the Liaison Transmitter and Liaison Antenna Tuning unit before painting...............
     

     
     
    After I painted it this is how the Liaison Antenna Tuning Unit turned out.........
     
     

     
    ....and the Liaison Transmitter......
     

     
    Below this equipment a spare oxygen bottle was stowed....(this varied from aircraft to aircraft).......
     

     
    This next photo is of some of the gear that could be found...I say could be found ...as once again info on the many different specs of the B17s is huge!........
     

     
    This was now all installed into the radio room and as I usually do here are the photos to show this........
     

     

     

     

     

     

     
    Looking forward now to the last part of the actual Radio room and that is all the Transmitter Tuning Units that are stacked up on the other side of the aft bulkhead.
     
    Of course that is in between more darn concreting!!!
     
    See you later lads and Lasses!
     
    Fozzy
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    tomaszhajzler reacted to kkarlsen in Arado Ar 234 B-2 - Fernaufklärer (Finished)   
    Thanks Guy's - Today's the fourth of May and it's 74 years ago Ulrich Planck landed at 'Fliegerhorst Grove' with his Arado Ar 234 8H+BH. 
    At Bernard Montgomery's headquarters in the Netherlands, Wehrmacht forces in northwestern Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark
    surrendered to the Allies, effective at 8:00 a.m. on May 5.
     
    The Germans Surrender to Montgomery on Lüneburg Heath, 4th May 1945
     

     
    Well I wasn't able to complete this diorama for this anniversary, still want to add some extras.
    But I'm pretty sure it will be all done, next year for the 75th anniversary. 
     
    Cheers: Kent
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    tomaszhajzler reacted to baffozac in PCM Macchi 200 in 1/32   
    I have found others pics on a flash drive:
     

     
    And for the wheels bay, because I'm crazy about wheels bay, is it serious doctor ?
     

     

     

     
    Good day to you ! Alain
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    tomaszhajzler reacted to baffozac in PCM Macchi 200 in 1/32   
    Hi Torben and others, some pics :
     

     

     

     

     

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    tomaszhajzler reacted to kkarlsen in Arado Ar 234 B-2 - Fernaufklärer (Finished)   
    Painting and adding grass to the 'Grove' base...
     

     

     

     

     
    The corner with the 'Rasensteine'.
     

     
    I had to put glue into every single hole to add the grass to the grass concrete slabs...
     

     
    Detail of the concrete surface. Some stains and 'shadows' to enhance the texture.
     

     
    The rainwater drain alongside the runway.
     

     
    Detail of the drain. 
     
    This wasn't too bad after all, quite fun doing actually!
     
    Cheers: Kent
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    tomaszhajzler reacted to baffozac in PCM Macchi 200 in 1/32   
    Many thanks for yours messages !
    And now, ladies and gentlemen, the wheel bay :

     
    The only part I used from the kit is the upper frame for the motor, anything else is scratchbuilt.
     
     
     

     

     

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    tomaszhajzler reacted to dodgem37 in 1/18 P51C Mustang "Lopes Hope the 3rd"   
    'the filler was used on the leading edge (posted under fair use) and as can be seen, it does not extend to the wingtip so that panel was left detailed..'

    AirCorps, from Page 44, shows otherwise.
     

    Nice butt joint.
     
    Good show, Peter.
    Sincerely,
    Mark
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    tomaszhajzler reacted to fozzy in CONTINUATION OF MY 1:20 SCALE SCRATCH BUILT B17G (RADIO ROOM)   
    FORWARD STARBOARD AREA OF THE RADIO ROOM
     
    Hi guys
     
    Another week gone by and another area of the radio room complete!....and another week nearer to starting the rear section of this build!...
     
    So a few things had to be scratched and so I started with the Command Receivers...here they are before painting and wiring up!.........
     

     
    Being approx 3 cm long it was a bit fiddly...I had to drill tiny holes to accept the pins I used for the cable connectors and switches etc ....here it is painted.......
     

     
    Above the Receivers there are the Command Transmitters...just as fiddly!
     

     
    However the tiny Antenna Relay was a bit of a challenge!.....
     

     
    So here are all the 3 units complete ...........
     

     
    ...and here is the Connector for the Antenna and the cables that will connect to the Transmitters and Receivers.....
     

     
    The next few photos are of everything in place.........
     

     

     

     

     

     
    So turning round now and facing the rear of the radio room I will attempt to build all the equipment that was found in that position.
     
    Have to say that I am having a blast doing all this detailing...but the next post might take some time to appear as I have to do some house repairs this next week....what a drag eh?......chores getting in the way of modelling!
     
    Cheers once again for looking in
     
    Fozzy
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    tomaszhajzler reacted to fozzy in CONTINUATION OF MY 1:20 SCALE SCRATCH BUILT B17G (RADIO ROOM)   
    THE EQUIPMENT BENEATH THE RADIO OPS DESK
     
    Hi to all!
     
    Here is the next episode to this never ending saga!
     
    Before I start I want to say that I do realize that this scratch build is not 100% accurate.The interior colours I have chosen are a mish mash taken from hundreds of photos I have collected.The other problem is that it seems that The Flying Fortress's interior used different equipment and placed them in different areas of the aircraft....for example the Tokyo shut off valves. I have placed them on my model beneath the Radio ops desk ...which some of the G variants were... whereas other "Gs" had them on the aft bomb bay bulk head. This of course causes me confusion and I have to go one way or the other. At the end of the day I have to convince my self that this is my own interpretation of this glorious Aircraft and it's never going to be completely accurate and to exact scale as scratch building is really flying blind!!
    Reason why I am rambling on is because this project is taking so long and at times I feel that I have bitten off more than I can chew and I have to  convince my self to carry on...regardless!
     
    ANY WAY..............................................
     
    I have scratched all the bits and bobs that seem to be under the radio ops table although as I said ...difficult to know what was and wasn't installed!. ....but starting with the radio ops seat...here it is ready for painting....
     
    
     
    here's the scale.......
     

     
    All painted with the seat straps fixed....
     

     

     
    I have labeled whats what with the various equipment in the next couple of photos...the usual plastic scraps and wire were the order of the day!.............
     

     

     
    I attached the top section and tried to poke the camera through the back end and sides to get the shots of the equipment!....
     

     

     
    I then glued the seat in position and took a few more photos......
     

     

     

     
    OK....so that's that part done!
     
    I am going to go to the rear port side of the radio room now to scratch what ever I see in the photos I have!
     
    Thanks for taking the time to look in
     
    Fozzy
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    tomaszhajzler got a reaction from David66 in Boeing F4b4 almost naked   
    Hi !
    I never expected that this project can take me eight years. I thought about three or four years. Of course I had breakes, holidays etc., but it was about 2500 hours of work.
    As base I used old Hasegawa kit, but it was only excuse to start this project, the rest is scratchbuilding.
    My friend, Andrzej Ziober persuaded me to show this model so strongly opened. He is precursor of cutting all structure of fuselage from kit’s moldings.
     
    First step
     

     

     
    And the final
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
    Here is the link to WIP
    My Boeing made the first flight to Madrid on IX model contest organized by IPMS Madrid and asociation model34. It was very interesting event, very good organised with many models on high level.
    Boeing received three prices, thank you Jury
    Oro in it’s class,
    Best aircraft,
    and Special Price from IPMS Portugal for the best model of the contest.

     
    This third is especially beautifull, special thanks for members of IPMS Portugal.

     

     
    So now, I need to think about new project.
    Thank you All for watching, support and kind words.
    Regards
    Tomasz Hajzler
     
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    tomaszhajzler reacted to baffozac in PCM Macchi 200 in 1/32   
    More pics,

     
    The oil radiator, actually it's the only part I kept from the front of the kit (propeller, motor, cowl, etc.)
    It was carved to put the 14 reinforcements.
     

     

     
    To allow cylinder heads to exceed, a new cowl is made in 0,3 mm plastic card.
     

     
    And hollow bumps with a small border, because on the real aircraft it was separate parts.
     

     
    The cowl flaps and the exhausts with trumpet shaped exit.
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    tomaszhajzler reacted to Iain in 'Grace' type two-seat Spitfire in 1:32   
    Hi all - long time, no speak!
     
    I've mostly been pulling my hair out trying to get the canopies to look OK in the closed position - originally I was just going to have both canopies open, which would have been a lot simpler!
     
    Booked today as holiday so I could immerse myself in the canopies.
     
    The master patterns have now been through a large number of tweaks and re-shapes to get something that looked OK - the tricky area being the fit of the rear sliding section to the tunnel between the cockpits.
     
    Once happy on with some test mouldings I then had to get some fresh mouldings I was happy with - again!!
     
    So - here's were we're at - some good mouldings (I noticed earlier there is actually less optical distortion in my vac mouldings than there is in the front sliding section - as provided by Mr Tamiya!).
     
    The tunnel section has been bonded in place - and filler applied along the joint ready to blend in once dry.
     
    The rear sliding section has had stretched sprue 'rod' bonded in place that engage with the canopy rails and hold the rear sliding section in place now - both opened and closed.
     
    Some decal damage has occurred during this work, so I have a couple of Squadron Code letters to re-apply (fortunately I have spares).
     

     

     

     

     
    Model photos are on one of the circular base/clear dome combinations - and it fits perfectly...
     

     

     

     

     
    Hopefully some more progress over Easter weekend - I need to get this finished as I've got other projects backing up...
     
    Blue Skies,
     
    Iain
     
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    tomaszhajzler got a reaction from Jan_G in Boeing F4b4 almost naked   
    Hi !
    I never expected that this project can take me eight years. I thought about three or four years. Of course I had breakes, holidays etc., but it was about 2500 hours of work.
    As base I used old Hasegawa kit, but it was only excuse to start this project, the rest is scratchbuilding.
    My friend, Andrzej Ziober persuaded me to show this model so strongly opened. He is precursor of cutting all structure of fuselage from kit’s moldings.
     
    First step
     

     

     
    And the final
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
    Here is the link to WIP
    My Boeing made the first flight to Madrid on IX model contest organized by IPMS Madrid and asociation model34. It was very interesting event, very good organised with many models on high level.
    Boeing received three prices, thank you Jury
    Oro in it’s class,
    Best aircraft,
    and Special Price from IPMS Portugal for the best model of the contest.

     
    This third is especially beautifull, special thanks for members of IPMS Portugal.

     

     
    So now, I need to think about new project.
    Thank you All for watching, support and kind words.
    Regards
    Tomasz Hajzler
     
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    tomaszhajzler reacted to airscale in 1/18 P51C Mustang "Lopes Hope the 3rd"   
    afternoon ladies
     
    just a quick update on the panel skinning on the P51 - not much to show panel by panel, as the process is pretty much the same but the lower wing is almost complete so time for a few pics..
     
    ..the C model has quite a large outlet for spent cartridges and a chute assembly that can be seen through the hole, so first up is the panel and the chute..
     
    ..I don't really know what the little slots are for - venting maybe..
     

     
    ..the two were assembled and a hole routed into the wing to make room for it..
     

     

     
    ..the panels that define the shape of the gear door opening were done next, with some structure along the edges the doors sit on when closed..
     

     
    ..and this is where it's at...
     

     

     

     
    ..the panel behind the gear opening will be left until all the filling of the leading edge is done as it has domed screws and is left natural metal as seen below and if I add it now these will likely get damaged by the sanding / prepping process..
     

     
    ..lower wing done otherwise..
     

     
    ..will do the upper wing next and I am on leave all this week so hope to get lots of it done..
     
    TTFN
    Peter
     
     
     
     
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