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  1. " Batman is human too..." final version. Scale 1/25 AMT + a bit from scratch. Seatbelts are made by Eduard, gun barrels from Aber , ammo belts from Tamiya. Trees and grass are from Freon. Painting with Mig and Tamiya + Mr. A Hobby. Weathering with MIG only. Guns are removable (magnets). Uffff...That's second batvehicle out of four that I have...Hope you'll like it...Now onto Batwing
  2. So now I know that better find Hasegawa's LE 1/32 P-47M than convert P-47D into M.
  3. Many thanks. I know nothing about engines so these two looked the same for me before you pointed differencies. Now I know where to go with it :)
  4. Hello, I'm planning to build Lanowski's P-47M by converting Kinetic 1/24 P-47D. I know that M has flat cockpit floor, additional fin in front of vertical stabilizer and different engine. Kinetic P-47 has 4 props so I'll use one of them. I've searched through net and I found that engines from P-47D and M are near identical. What is the difference between them? There is more I have to do to make M out of D?
  5. Sooo...another Batmobile, this time legendary one Of course seatbelts: ...and new gun barrels: Let's begin First upgrades on seats with metal net: Kit guns were more like a dampers without springs but thanks to my friend I have Academy Brownings: With Aber barrel it looks like...err...gun And here is finished cockpit: Now I'm waiting only for Joker figure and ammo belts from Eduard.
  6. First but not last Batmobile in my little collection. It's a modification of toy. Batman is an addition to one of AMT models, The rest from scratch. Painting as usual, Tamiya, Gunze, Vallejo. Accessories is eduard and what else was lying around. Weathering is mainly Tamiya and Mig.
  7. As they say, better to ask a thousand times than buy unneeded stuff... I want to put aftermarket engine in my 1/24 Fokker Dr.1 and I have two possibilities. One is from ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-24-Oberursel-Resin-Engine-UPGRADE-for-Merit-International-Fokker-DR1-24001-/173810914910 Second, cheaper, from Cooper State Models is available in Poland right now, as they say it fits 1/24 but on box there is 1/28: https://www.martola.com.pl/en144/produkty75430/oberursel_ur_ii_110_hp_fit_to_1_24_scale_ In 1/1 Oberursel has 960 mm in diameter, so in 1/28 it is 34,28 mm and in 1/24 40,00 mm. I wonder how much it'll be visible. What to do? Go for Cooper State Models one? It's risky... The one from ebay can be just re-cast of Cooper State one...
  8. Hello, I'm back after short break. My wife is an archeress and she had a final of Poland Cup this weekend. I just had to be there with her, Veltro had to wait. I'm still working on gear. Since movable struts feature is long gone, I'm going mount them permanently into wing and make'em stiff. So I glued two small styrene cubes into gear wells and put 100mm wires into struts. And now I'd like to show you what I ordered Since all known models of these are much too expensive for me I placed an order for 3d printing Dropship is 1/48,Firefox is 1/32
  9. In '50 or' 60 there was a polish-russian movie "Fighter pilot". Spitfire was "starred" by repainted Yak 9. I don't know what wrong you see in polish Buchon
  10. Yesterday I've received resin wheels. They're significantly larger in diameter than kit ones. And definitely more accurate Which lead me to another task. I hoped that I can make them fit - no chance. So again...sandpaper, file, dremel...And there it is. Now I se how unnatural kit wheel looks... Many thanks, AlexM
  11. It was a long puttying and sanding session. It's close to an end of this exhausting part
  12. Thanks for hint After looking for some photos I see you're right - wheels are the same. What really cool is that I don't have to further modify gear struts. New wheels will fit for sure So..time for order
  13. I have to tell you that this kit surprises me. At one moment everything is fine and thet a horror appears. Like below... Somebody up there is watching over this build because I few days ago I bought a lot os styrene sheets
  14. Well , in book is stated that is a photo of very rare original gunsight San Giorgio type C but who knows
  15. Hello, That was good advice and pity that I've not used evergreen as soon as it was possible - now there was more work. But I'm learning on my mistakes and all rubber plugs were removed and replaced by evergreen pucks Cockpit was mounted in fuselage halves. Fit was quite good. In Veltro Walkaround I found photo of puppy on wing. This puppy was a pet of Veltro Squadron on Sicilia. Because I have Tamiya Livestock Set which includes adult and young dog so my mulling "What put on a vignette with Veltro" came to an end. But just puppy is not enough-too small to be noticed. Because my Veltro will be in RAAF markings so...well...somebody must have paint roundels and code, repaint spinner...I've decided to use another babe from Masterbox Pin Up series. I've put a brush to her hand and made a paint bucket for her Last things for today. New gear well covers - the ones from set were too thick and detail wasn't "sharp" - and weld marks on exhausts.
  16. Despite wing problems it's time for some painting. Color is mix of grey and interior green: And first steps to make a italian seatbelts:
  17. Nothing to show this time...because of screw plugs. I thought that putty and CA will seal them with wing. Well...not this time. After whole day of PSR I've decided to remove them and put putty alone instead. Rubber plugs were still visible even after sealing them with CA as a putty. So I have to wait till putty will cure comletely.
  18. Thanks! Yesterday I've sealed screw holes. One thing I'd like to mention. Although wings are styrene, screw plugs are made of very hard rubber which doesn't cooperate well with Tamiya Extra Thin. So I had to seal them completely with Mr.Hobby Surfacer 500: I've scribed four inspection panels on wings , gun barrels were made of thin brass tubes: Because gear doors from set are very thick I made new ones from two pieces of thin styrene. Dremel was used to make wheel mounts more slim. Then tires were modified. Now they have vertical grooves as they are as correct as smooth tires (I'm working with help of Squadron Signal Walkaround no. 5558):
  19. Hello, I've just get back home after visiting my friend and since I'm completely sober now I can continue with Veltro This is how gear weels look now: Also Icut out places for wingtip lights:
  20. Wow, Mk 9 out of Mk 5. I started this conversion 7 years ago but with Trumpeter Spitfire. Unfortunatelly never succeed. Too much scratchwork with almost no experience. This project ate me alive. I'll be watching because maybe someday I'll start it again. Keep up good work and don't loose fun out of sight
  21. Hello, Very small progress... I've drilled a hole in sand filter (flap on front to be mounted later in open position) and in spinner. Oil coolers are also complete: I found that thick glass of gunsight bothers me. Aditionally, whole thing doesn't look like Veltro's gunsight. Another part to be scratchbuilt. Kit's gunsight: Real one:
  22. Hello, I should build P-61 but when I received this kit I just couldn't force myself to not start it. As you probably know - this is more toy than model. Another kit of Veltro is multimedia set of Pacific Coast Models. It's more detailed for sure but after long and exhausting fight (I'm on retreat) with their Spitfire mk XVI I'll buy another their kit only if they pay me ten times more than model price and deliver a cistern of good quality beer So I bought 21st Century Toys Veltro at a reasonable prise. Kit is really good - nice balance between model and toy. But hey! It's a 1/32 model for 10$! Panel lines are deep and wide but after some sanding I think they'll become acceptable. So...let's begin... I'm going for this one, so I have to make a serie I from serie III. It means that I have to cut cannons and drill holes in wing for machine gun barrels: I started with cockpit interior. This is what you get OOB: After raid on scrap box I got this: Instrument panel is quite good although with help of Squadron Signal Veltro Walkaround book I decided to add compass, and two small levers I'd like to know what you think by now Next stop: probably gear wells detailing.
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