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    Smokey reacted to BloorwestSiR in Make the others jealous   
    So LSP stands for Large Scale Porsches right?
    Ok, ok, must stay on target.
    I've been wanting to do a Death Star trench diorama from a while. This just made it a bit easier. I've got Bandai's Tie Fighters and Tie Advanced in the stash so it's ready to go now. 
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    Smokey reacted to LSP_K2 in Make the others jealous   
    And another. Not real sure yet what I'll do with this, perhaps a Tiger turret change, V2 to Miellerwagen, or something else, who knows. Good price though, or I certainly wouldn't have been able to afford it. Really large box and a jillion parts; just too cool.

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    Smokey reacted to mpk in Make the others jealous   
    Something has to tow the birds when they break down. 
    I did it, I finally did it.......I left home and faced high temperatures and hot wind (no I wasn't talking!), took a bus and had to walk and then ascend 2 flights of stairs. TWO FLIGHTS!!!! IN THE HEAT!!!
    IT'S HOT!!!!
    But I made it. I found and paid for it.
    Then I decended TWO FLIGHTS of stairs with only gravity and teeth gritted determination to assist me.
    Here it is. In all it's regal spendour, a Lancaster cockpit.
    Not a Lincoln! Nor a Shackleton. 
    A Lancaster. 

    To celebrate I bought a six pack of Corona beer. My 1st drink in many many months.
    Because it's hot. 
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    Smokey reacted to josebagasteiz in Panther V Aufs G 1/16 Trumpeter   
    Well, I thought I was almost finished but I have added texture to the surface of the front part of the gearbox as well as the cable for measuring the revolutions of the same and the occasional connection by means of rods








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    Smokey reacted to Marcel111 in 1/32 Mig-29C (9.13) Ukrainian "55"   
    Hi guys,
    Here goes my next project:

    (I found that pic on the net and it had no apparent copyright)
    You'll find quite a few pics of this uniquely bright blue Mig on the web, eg:
    Jim Sorensen, who must be one of the most helpful persons in the hobby and is just an all round rockstar, has made the requisite decals and masks for me:

    In case you're not familiar with what Jim does, have a look at his site:  http://advmodprds.com
    More to follow.
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    Smokey reacted to dsahling1 in 1/32 Mig-29C (9.13) Ukrainian "55"   
    First, really cool subject, its about time someone did a 1/32 MiG-29 here.  In regard to the problem of the LERX, I have an idea.  I encountered a somewhat similar issue with 'Projekt Flanker' (A large Kilp Yavr Russian Air base diorama, with (3) 1/32 Su-27 Flankers (loaded with all the aftermarket), (1) 1/35 Mi-8 Hip, and various ground vehicles, equipment, tarmac, a little terrain that I will try to add my first WIP entry here this weekend, its been well underway for a while now and I have 2 of the Su-27s almost ready to prime, I have to go back and add rivet and panel line detail to one I started painting so its like the other two, to make them look uniform and realistic) anyhow, sorry I digressed there for a moment.  Please see below for my idea.
    You see, the kit leading edge slats of the Su-27s lack the little 'bulged' 'extensions' near the wing root so I mixed some superfine white milliput (finer grain white allows better sanding) and made a little larger VERY rough shape of the extension (it aligns with a panel line so its a little easier getting the position and shape right) and then I drew in pencil where I wanted the leading edge of the new bulge to be, to aid in sanding it uniformly on both sides.  I then VERY slowly began sanding it down to shape until it seamlessly blended with the slat.  
    You could try taking some milliput and apply it larger than you'd need as a long 'snake' and put it there for where the LERX extension shims are and then sand it to the shape you want, the stuff dries ROCK hard (think like CA glue does).  Or you could cut little 'bulkheads' that would outline the  cross-section of the shape you need and attach those to the kit and then add the milliput.  The bulkheads would act as a guide for how to sand it.
    In case you weren't aware Zactoman has some really great 1/32 MiG-29 stuff for the NEW trumpeter mig-29s you might want to check out.
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    Smokey reacted to panzerrob in Another 1/16 Jagdtiger   
    Hi all,
    I would like to start a WIP of my Wecohe 1/16 Jagdtiger.
    Wecohe produced high end 1/16 models for the RC market (Sturmtiger, Jagdtiger and Panther), unfortunately they ceased productions a few years ago.
    Luckily I was able to buy the last remainig kits, although I am missing a few items.
    Everything on this kit is true to scale, the hull has the correct length, and the white plates which make up the upper hull are all scale thickness.
    This sounds nice, but is a real pain in the #ss, it takes time (and a sh*tload of white dust) to file/sand the correct angles so that all the plates fit into eachother.
    I started with preparing the lower hull, only to find out that I missed 2 Torsion bar stays for the suspension. I ordered them in the UK, and am waiting for them to arrrive.
    So I started with priming the Tamiya roadwheels, sprocket- and idlerwheels, schwingarms and 2 parts of the upper hull frontside:

    Next was the construction of the rear plate, and idlerwheel axle:

    Followed by the basic construction of the upper hull:

    Then I decided to attach also the front and right hull side, and started with weldinglines, made with 2 component putty:

    Then, while still waiting I started for the torsion bar stays, I started with the Gunbarrel travel lock:

    I am pretty happy with the result, as the whole travel lock is fully functional!
    I hope you find this start of my Jagdtiger build interesting, and stay tuned for more updates!
    With regards,
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    Smokey reacted to ProgrammerGuy in Wing designer program I'm making   
    Hey everyone! I'm new here but I've been working on a cool project lately (at least I think it's cool). I love R/C and model planes and programming... so I combined them. I've been working on a program to help me design wings for planes and was excited to show it off, even though it's far from finished.
    Would love to hear what you all think about it! Will share more about it in the future and of course, some planes I make with it. I like working in CAD so I plan on making some really detailed models of wings with working slats, flaps, landing gear, etc.
    Here's the link to a quick video I made to show it off:
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    Smokey reacted to dashotgun in trumpeter me 262 yellow 3   
    this one is  one got put on the back burner in fact it got started about 2 years ago. I thought retirement would free lots of time to model but has not worked out that way. Then I thought   home most of the time due to  covid and ditto  did not work out that way.  anyway I started working on it again.  the trumpeter is not bad however I bet the new revel is better.  getting the gun compartment closed up was a battle. the  front canopy stands proud so I sanded the base a bit but  now there is a gap sigh can be fixed with putty.  I am using rlm 82 but I must have mixed a base coat and the straight from the bottle is now does not match sigh.  It will be finished soon...

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    Smokey reacted to Pete Fleischmann in HH-60G Pavehawk Kitty Hawk 1/35   
    Gloss coat going down-
    Tamiya X22 cut with Mr Leveling thinner-

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    Smokey reacted to Dave Williams in Make the others jealous   
    Have to say, this is one of the best non-Hasegawa box arts that I’ve seen in a while.

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    Smokey got a reaction from DrDave in Trumpeter 1:16 Jagdtiger   
    Kevin,  Just checking in again.  The texture looks great.  What did you do to get the texture?  Keep up the good work.  Kevin did you have any information on which ones of the Jagdtiger had Zimmerit applied to them?  
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    Smokey reacted to LSP_K2 in Trumpeter 1:16 Jagdtiger   
    Muffler guards now get some additional work, including (bogus) casting numbers on the second guard.

    Continuing the process of adding mild casting texture. I really like the look of this.

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    Smokey reacted to LSP_K2 in Trumpeter 1:16 Jagdtiger   
    Casting numbers now added to one of the fan housings. These are somewhat abbreviated, as there wasn't really room for the rest, but it's still a nice touch, regardless. Even at only 1/16" tall, these Plastruct letters/numbers are a bit too big, but I can't justify spending $16 for the Archer set right now, so I'll just use what I have to hand. I'll sand these down somewhat too, as has been suggested.

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    Smokey got a reaction from LSP_K2 in Trumpeter 1:16 Jagdtiger   
    Hope this works this time.  Dan
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    Smokey reacted to iaf-man in Jetmads Viggen next year? Really?   
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    Smokey got a reaction from LSP_K2 in Trumpeter 1:16 Jagdtiger   
    Kevin,  not to hike jack your build here but you are doing a great job.  On my Tiger I exhaust shields I used numbers off the Archer set that Ray posted a picture of them.  Here is a picture of mine without anything added on top of them for you to compare.  
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    Smokey reacted to LSP_Ray in Trumpeter 1:16 Jagdtiger   
    I would still sand the casting marks down a bit; Ron is right: they are a little too proud. Look good though! Somewhere in my stash I have some PE letters and numbers I got for the same reason. They are in the stash...somewhere... We should twist Woody at Archer to do some more casting marks, he has some Sherman stuff, but we could use more generic sheets in different sizes.
    Archer Sherman casting marks:

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    Smokey reacted to LSP_K2 in Trumpeter 1:16 Jagdtiger   
    After one coat of surfacer and some minor stippling (on the mantlet). I think from what I see here, this method will be more than satisfactory.


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    Smokey reacted to chrish in Trumpeter 1/32 Bf 109 K4 completed   
    I dragged this out last night and started cutting gluing and painting;
    will be Stab, 111/ JG 52 (Black chevron)
    moving right along...

    Revell 109 G-10 spinner with Trumpeter blades

    days left...may make it
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    Smokey reacted to LSP_K2 in Trumpeter 1:16 Jagdtiger   
    I ordered some more small (very small) Plastruct letters/numbers to add casting marks where needed on this beast, certainly on the front superstructure piece and the exhaust guards; possibly the main gun shield (whatever it's called) as well, as I’ve seen photos of casting markings there too.


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    Smokey reacted to LSP_K2 in Trumpeter 1:16 Jagdtiger   
    Road wheels, 18 sets of dual wheels, each dual wheel set consisting of 5 pieces each, for a total of 90 pieces, all glued up now, and awaiting cleanup. Two sets were glued incorrectly (my fault), and will need to be sawn apart and re-glued, correctly this time (I hope). All of the inner wheels in the dual wheel sets (18 wheels), part # RW1-1, & RW2-1 have a depression around the entire periphery of the wheel that will need about a quart of Gunze liquid putty to level out.

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    Smokey reacted to Dart_Schatten in Trumpeter 1:16 Jagdtiger   
    Hello! One master from Russia produces them. I can search for his contacts.
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    Smokey reacted to Dart_Schatten in Trumpeter 1:16 Jagdtiger   
    I find some barrel fotos.

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    Smokey reacted to Dart_Schatten in Trumpeter 1:16 Jagdtiger   
    Good day! It's wery interesting blog! I've got the same kit. I've started it in past year, but it "stuck". I was lucky to bought turned metal barrel for my "JagdT".
    I'll try to find some pics with my JagdT.
    Sorry for my poor English.
    Regards, Sergey Budyansky.
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