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    Smokey reacted to Jennings Heilig in Trumpeter 1/200 Titanic, Olympic and Scharnhorst   
    Unless those photos several months ago were REALLY monumentally bad, they've re-tooled the entire hull.  That bow angle is much more like the real thing than the model they were showing was.  

    Must... resist.... have.. no... room...for this... monster....
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    Smokey reacted to LSP_Ron in Trumpeter 1/200 Titanic, Olympic and Scharnhorst   
    I wish it was bigger LOL, 
     
     
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    Smokey reacted to chrish in 1:32 Bf109 G-6 Franz Stigler aircraft   
    Do it!!
    Just my opinion on the Revell kit...The parts breakdown is kind of odd, not saying it's a bad kit, I liked it! But, (in my case) needs filler in some strange places. As well (noted in reviews)  the supercharger intake should/can be replaced as well as the cowl gun blisters. The blisters are (when compared to Hasegawa and Baracudacast) undersize.  The cockpit is very nice, the build options are great, but the landing gear is to scale and will not (again, in my case) support the weight of the model. 
    I had a bit of difficulty determining if Franz' 109 had yellow 2 II Gruppe, yellow 2 III Gruppe or white 2 II/III Gruppe...so I went with a photo of him taken beside the machine talking to his wife and the image on the book's cover art. Let me know if you find something out and if I'm wrong. Not that it's fixable now but good to know....still have another G-6 in the stash.
     
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    Smokey got a reaction from chrish in 1:32 Bf109 G-6 Franz Stigler aircraft   
    Thanks everyone.  yes I did see and I'm following "The Large Scary Project" of Chrish.  Thought I would just trying a hand at having  Stigler's Bf109 sitting on a small diorama base of grass.  Look's like the Revell kit gives you the option of both early and late.  From what I have unearth for information it looks like maybe Stigler's was a early one.  But will start gathering up a few aftermarket items and start a build soon.

    Dan
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    Smokey reacted to Starfighter in "Taproom 114" – Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet, Trumpeter 1/32   
    Here are some photos of the 1/32nd scale Trumpeter kit I finished two years ago. The surface details were completely redone, lots of rivet detail was eliminated, all groove lines rescribed and corrected, underwing pylons detailed & modified. The kit was a PITA to assemble, but I'd do it again - the Revell kit is no alternative. At least, this one looks more or less correct... Decals from Fightertown, Eduard PE parts, seat from Legend, nozzles from Aires, ECS vents & control stick from Aerobonus, wheels / seamless intakes from Rhino models IIRC, AIM-9X from Zactomodels, GBU-38 from Videoaviation, modified figurine from Reedoak. The cockpit is a modified Academy Hornet cockpit. As usual, comments and critique are welcome and appreciated! 
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
     
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    Smokey reacted to chrish in NLLSP- No Longer a Large Scary Project   
    Thanks guys!
    I sure hope I can do this thing justice!!
    I've added some structure inside the wing, in the visible areas only. I notice I forgot to take pictures of the inside of the other wing...oh well.
    The structure has, since these pics. been painted aluminum and the wing at this point is nearly ready to close up. 

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    Smokey reacted to chrish in NLLSP- No Longer a Large Scary Project   
    I'm still destroying the B-17
    I should probably stop posting pics as they're all going to be just stuff like this;
    grinding out the back side to a more "scale" thickness.

    the sheet plastic on the wing root is the only real correction I've needed to do that would possibly be visible with the impending large hole in the upper fuselage, it's otherwise a great kit!...if you don't grind big holes in it all over the place!

    Using the "spatter water" flack damage method I've marked out the areas for thinning and holes;
     
    the result


    Thanks for looking
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    Smokey reacted to Artful69 in Make the others jealous   
    Ok ... More stuff for the RAAF Project(s) ...
     
    On Thursday the "Hornets Down Under" book turned up ... It looks like it might be ok as a reference but I haven't investigated it enough yet to be able to tell if theres any pointers to variant differences ...
     

     

     

     

     
    Dunno why they'd include a cutaway of a 'C' ... since we didn't use 'em????
     

     

     
    Yesterday my order from Spruebrothers turned up ... An Academy F/A-18D to be converted to an RAAF B
     

     
    It has be pointed out to me that a "Must Have" in terms of AM for jets is seamless intakes where you can get 'em ... most of which are corrected if there are dimensional or shape issues ... so I grabbed this GT Resin gear in the order ... for the 3 "Legacy Hornets" and the F and G kits in my possession.
     

     
    Rog 
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    Smokey reacted to Jan_G in Trumpeter 1/200 Titanic, Olympic and Scharnhorst   
    still waiting for their 1/200 Big E but this new releases are more than welcome 
    I would like to build big ship one day, really
    https://www.facebook.com/pg/TrumpeterChinaModels/posts/?ref=page_internal
     
    sorry for not LSP related content
    jan
     

     

     

     
     

     

     

     
     
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    Smokey got a reaction from coogrfan in Make the others jealous   
    Treat myself to a couple books for Christmas.  
     


     
     
     
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    Smokey reacted to Artful69 in Make the others jealous   
    A couple of sets of Aussie Decals rocked up on Friday ...
     

     
    Rog
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    Smokey got a reaction from Michael931080 in Make the others jealous   
    Michael931080  The Peter Lewis book I am going to say has probably 90% of the pictures are in flight there is a little showing them on the ground.  The other book is maybe 50/50.  What pictures are on the ground I would say it is the aircraft waiting for the pilots.  I had been watching these for a while and the seller shot my a very good deal on both books which I got off eBay.  
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    Smokey got a reaction from Kagemusha in Make the others jealous   
    Treat myself to a couple books for Christmas.  
     


     
     
     
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    Smokey got a reaction from Lothar in Make the others jealous   
    Treat myself to a couple books for Christmas.  
     


     
     
     
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    Smokey got a reaction from Michael931080 in Make the others jealous   
    Treat myself to a couple books for Christmas.  
     


     
     
     
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    Smokey got a reaction from LSP_K2 in Make the others jealous   
    Treat myself to a couple books for Christmas.  
     


     
     
     
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    Smokey reacted to LSP_K2 in Make the others jealous   
    Oh boy, some hobby goodies arrived today, specifically some items to help with a 1:32 A6M2 that I’m currently working on.

     

     

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    Smokey reacted to alain11 in NLLSP- No Longer a Large Scary Project   
    hi
    that looks an ambitious project , but , for people ( like me) that doesn't know the book " higher call " , we would  want to know what your diorama will look like 
    Alain
     
    humm ! sorry , I just found ( Goggle is useful  )  ..indeed that is an ambitious project !!!!!!!!
    (if you allow )

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    Smokey reacted to Tony T in F-4C & F-4E Phantoms of the 57th FIS Decals   
    I knew of them as I provided a bunch of insignia etc for F-4E 300 & 370 drawn in Corel Draw and am eagerly awaiting the F-4E sheet Ray promised me. 
     
    It should do well.
     
    Not my input, but there's also a spectacular WT 1976 F-4C sheet coming out too:
     
    https://www.fantasyprintshop.co.uk/shop/euro-decals-ed-32125-mcdonnell-douglas-f-4c-william-tell-1976-132/
     
    Tony 
     
     
     
     
     
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    Smokey reacted to dustiepal in F-4C & F-4E Phantoms of the 57th FIS Decals   
    Euro Decals is bring out a 1/32 scale F-4C & F-4E Phantoms of the 57th FIS decal sheet. Here is a link, https://www.fantasyprintshop.co.uk/shop/euro-decals-ed-32124-mcdonnell-douglas-f-4c-f-4e-phantoms-of-the-57th-fis-132/ . This should make a lot of folks happy.
     
    Dave
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    Smokey reacted to sims in Consolidated PB4Y-1 Liberator 1/32 Hobbyboss   
    Hi everybody
     
    here are the following
     

     

     

     
     
    a few details and I close very sincerely we do not see much once the fuselage closed
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    Smokey reacted to MikeMaben in Due in late Feb.....   
    Hobbyboss ...
     

     
    There's a B (gun nose) coming too.
     
     
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    Smokey reacted to Finn in Gripen E   
    Not the usual grey camo scheme:
     

     
    Jari
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    Smokey reacted to Pete Fleischmann in HH-60G Pavehawk Kitty Hawk 1/35   
    Hello all!
    slow grind on this, but am chipping away at it! Might not look like much progress, but I have spent waaaayyy more time looking at obscure reference photos of the ceiling, (most shot at weird angles) than I have building components.. more to follow!

     
    Thanks for all the words of encouragement!!
    cheers
     
    Pete
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    Smokey reacted to Pete Fleischmann in HH-60G Pavehawk Kitty Hawk 1/35   
    Still plodding!
    the fat wire harness sections are simply picture wire cut to length and painted white. The smaller sections of harness were made with Timmy’s! Super awesome technique..folding over lengths of beading wire, twist and cut, then apply some of this nifty rubberized super glue. I use a micro brush to apply it then wick off the excess. It’s cool because your harness is now bendy but won’t come apart. Paint it up and yer good!! Thanks Timmy! 
     
    Cheers
     
    Pete

     
       
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