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    Tomek got a reaction from LSP_K2 in 1:16 T-34/85   
    Cool project Kevin!
    Your cast turret made me think ... a lot ... ... and gave me some ideas . Thanks!
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    Tomek got a reaction from A-10LOADER in F 14A Tomcat in 1/18 scale   
    The ammo belt looks awesome!
     
    Marek, I find too scratch-building enjoyable and very satisfactory. It's just that your rounds show such high quality that I don't think I'll be able to make anything like that in my modeling career. Equipment to make them is one thing, your experience and attention to detail is another.
     
    I'm following your build with great pleasure!
    Pozdrawiam!
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    Tomek got a reaction from dodgem37 in Tamiya P-51D, Sinai, 1956, with Reposted Images   
    I couldn't say it better than Budman. Mark, your persistence, patience, attention and joy of research is exemplary. The results speak for themselves! Love what you have done so far. Great details!
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    Tomek got a reaction from dodgem37 in Tamiya P-51D, Sinai, 1956, with Reposted Images   
    I don't see a lot of reasons to be so hard on yourself, Mark. The engine looks very good to my eye! 
    Nice trick with braided sheathing. Looks super convincing on thicker lines! Will try to remember that.
    More please!
     
     
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    Tomek got a reaction from dodgem37 in Tamiya P-51D, Sinai, 1956, with Reposted Images   
    Trully inspirational Mark! Keep it coming!
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    Tomek got a reaction from dodgem37 in Tamiya P-51D, Sinai, 1956, with Reposted Images   
    Love it, Mark!
    As usual, super clean. Can't stop being amaazed how some of you do it.
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    Tomek got a reaction from dodgem37 in Tamiya P-51D, Sinai, 1956, with Reposted Images   
    Thread subscribed, so I won't miss anything when you restart the project
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    Tomek got a reaction from dodgem37 in Tamiya P-51D, Sinai, 1956, with Reposted Images   
    I'm blown away ...
    Lesson for me today: jigs keep the results consitent - see the fasteners!
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    Tomek got a reaction from dodgem37 in Tamiya P-51D, Sinai, 1956, with Reposted Images   
    It still amazes me how clean your work is! I love your detailing, Mark!
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    Tomek got a reaction from dodgem37 in Tamiya P-51D, Sinai, 1956, with Reposted Images   
    Pure pleasure to follow your build, Mark!
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    Tomek got a reaction from dodgem37 in Tamiya P-51D, Sinai, 1956, with Reposted Images   
    More please!
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    Tomek got a reaction from dodgem37 in Tamiya P-51D, Sinai, 1956, with Reposted Images   
    :bow:
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    Tomek got a reaction from Out2gtcha in RFI - WnW Sopwith Snipe - 17Sqn - Hawkinge 1924   
    Congrats Brian! She looks great:)
    I love your restrained weathering. Looks very convincing.
    As usual, hats off for your magic with Reynolds foil - this alone puts your model a level higher.
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    Tomek got a reaction from mpk in P51D MUSTANG   
    I am new to LSP and looking at your work is just .... mind blowing. It took me awhile to go through your Spitfire build, absorb all the details of your Stuka and of course this beautiful diorama. I guess closer the viewer get more details are revealed to him ... I'm stunned!
    Amazing work fozzy! :bow:
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    Tomek got a reaction from MARU5137 in P51D MUSTANG   
    I am new to LSP and looking at your work is just .... mind blowing. It took me awhile to go through your Spitfire build, absorb all the details of your Stuka and of course this beautiful diorama. I guess closer the viewer get more details are revealed to him ... I'm stunned!
    Amazing work fozzy! :bow:
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    Tomek got a reaction from LSP_Kevin in HK Models 1/32 Do 335B   
    Superb build, Kevin     
    She looks fantastic. I may even buy the issue of AIR Modeller just to see your article! Pretty cool!
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    Tomek got a reaction from F`s are my favs in Albatros D.V (Paul Bäumer, Jasta 5)   
    Time to start a new project ... The Cub has to wait a little bit longer.
    I promised this one to a friend, and I don't have much time, so I'll be trying cut corners whenever possible. The idea is to take a paper kit, improve it if desired and feasible, and replace more time consuming details with plastic parts. I'm thinking specifically about using Wingnut Wings Mercedes D. IIIau engine, Gaspatch Spandau 08/15 machine gun and Gaspatch turnbuckles. This ought to save me some time (or that's what I hope will happen   ). Problem is I don't have any experience with plastic models - this will be definitely a challenge. I hope I'll get some guidance from you guys.
     
    I got myself Matt77 repaint of Marek's design available at Ecardmodels store. 
     

     

     
    The kit is quite detailed, but I would like to raise a bar a little bit higher for myself. If I'm going to use "ready" plastic parts, I might as well spend some time improving other areas of the model, right?.
    The first order of things will be to simulate better bare plywood section of the fuselage. I started with the nail lines visible on the plywood. The tests revealed I need some adjustments - it's bit challenging to add anything that spans between the parts as they are unfolded in 2D form. 
     

     
    The next step was the plywood itself. The first attempt was actually done by mistake. I wanted to print wood grain on the reverse side of the parts to make the fuselage skin double sided. I grabbed some plywood textures out of the Internet, stitched it to cover larger area and put a sheet with the printed parts into the printer. As it often happens to me, I put the wrong side up, and ended up overprinting the wood grain texture on printed previously fuselage skin parts. The effect was quite interesting:
     



     
    This could be a very easy solution in some of the cases. Here though the color came out too dark, especially if one compares with this photo (source Jagstaffel 5 by G.K. Merrill, vol .1):
     

     
    Back to the drafting board. I'm thinking about redrawing the parts and the panels of the plywood in the kit and filling them with my plywood textures. Let's see if I can figure it out in Corel...
     
    I started work on the engine bay bulkheads. The kit proposes very simple solution:
     

     
    I used the kit's bulkheads as a pattern for my own version:
     

     
    These also may need some adjustments as I'll be trying to fit them inside the fuselage. 
     
    I feel this will be a one step forward, two steps backwards project... 
     
     
     
     
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    Tomek got a reaction from LSP_K2 in Roden 1:32 Fokker Dr.I Finished!   
    Bravo Kevin! You have built a very lovely model. A real eye-catcher for sure. :clap2:
    Somehow the background seems ... appropriate. Has some coolness in it
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    Tomek got a reaction from Alburymodeler in Brewster Buffalo Mk.1 (1:33, Kartonowa Kolekcja)   
    Greetings everyone!
     
    This is my first model presented here, so please be understanding http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/public/style_emoticons/#EMO_DIR#/smile.gif.
    This paper kit was published by Kartonowa Kolekcja, one of the relatively small, but popular Polish publisher of paper models. The model, desined by Pawel Mistewicz, shows the machine which belonged to RAF 67 Squadron and was operated by P.M. Bingham-Wallis (December 1941, Burma).
    The kit itself is rather simple without too many details and is intended for beginners to modelers having already some experience. As rather basic kit you can see quite few simplification, which are quite natural for paper models. This is especially visible on the cowling of the model. Knowing these limitations of the kit I tried to push the envelope a little by trying to form some parts to more resemble the original subject (spinner, cowl). Paper (or more precisely cardstock) is quite suitable for this kind of operations, with some limitations of course. So this is it. I hope those of you who expressed some interest in the other thread won't be disappointed. http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/public/style_emoticons/#EMO_DIR#/blush.gif
     
    I'm still not sure what is the preferable format for showing pictures here, so please excuse if this causing any inconvenience on your side. All the thumbnails are clickable if you would like to see photo in a bigger format. I apologize for the background, I didn't realize how awkward it will come out (lesson for later...)
     
    So here it goes:
     

     

     
    http://i923.photobucket.com/albums/ad75/cotletuss/Brewster%20Mk1_new/th_IMG_0133.jpg http://i923.photobucket.com/albums/ad75/cotletuss/Brewster%20Mk1_new/th_IMG_0196.jpg
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    Tomek got a reaction from whiskytngofxtrt in 1:24 Grumman F7F Tigercat N7654C   
    Hi Peter,
    She looks great already! 
    Really glad you enjoy the process. Keep it up!
     
    Sagging of the fuselage skin between formers seems to be a paper modeling curse. Very common problem that happens not only to beginners. Not sure how this can translate to plastic, but in paper modeling there are some few things that help. First, the formers have to fit absolutely perfect. They can not be even tiny bit too big, because it will show. One should be able to slide them in and out without effort, there can not be any tension. Second, choice of glue. It's safer to go with a glue that will not make card soft (contact cement, CA, etc.). Any water based glue is a recipe for "cow ribs", especially for a novice. I'm sure you will be able to figure out if any of this solutions can be adapted in your build. 
    Good news is, your medium is plastic and this is just the beginning. No harm done, and with little effort things can be fixed. In paper modeling that would be over ....
    Love your work Peter!
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    Tomek got a reaction from MARU5137 in Tamiya P-51D, Sinai, 1956, with Reposted Images   
    I couldn't say it better than Budman. Mark, your persistence, patience, attention and joy of research is exemplary. The results speak for themselves! Love what you have done so far. Great details!
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    Tomek got a reaction from MARU5137 in 1:24 Grumman F7F Tigercat N7654C   
    I'm so happy to see this project proceeding successfully, Peter!
    I must say though that the paper kit role here is more and more minimal, as you improve, hack and detail your work. But that's all good! Love your work man!!
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    Tomek got a reaction from Girlscanplay2 in Albatros D.V (Paul Bäumer, Jasta 5)   
    Time to start a new project ... The Cub has to wait a little bit longer.
    I promised this one to a friend, and I don't have much time, so I'll be trying cut corners whenever possible. The idea is to take a paper kit, improve it if desired and feasible, and replace more time consuming details with plastic parts. I'm thinking specifically about using Wingnut Wings Mercedes D. IIIau engine, Gaspatch Spandau 08/15 machine gun and Gaspatch turnbuckles. This ought to save me some time (or that's what I hope will happen   ). Problem is I don't have any experience with plastic models - this will be definitely a challenge. I hope I'll get some guidance from you guys.
     
    I got myself Matt77 repaint of Marek's design available at Ecardmodels store. 
     

     

     
    The kit is quite detailed, but I would like to raise a bar a little bit higher for myself. If I'm going to use "ready" plastic parts, I might as well spend some time improving other areas of the model, right?.
    The first order of things will be to simulate better bare plywood section of the fuselage. I started with the nail lines visible on the plywood. The tests revealed I need some adjustments - it's bit challenging to add anything that spans between the parts as they are unfolded in 2D form. 
     

     
    The next step was the plywood itself. The first attempt was actually done by mistake. I wanted to print wood grain on the reverse side of the parts to make the fuselage skin double sided. I grabbed some plywood textures out of the Internet, stitched it to cover larger area and put a sheet with the printed parts into the printer. As it often happens to me, I put the wrong side up, and ended up overprinting the wood grain texture on printed previously fuselage skin parts. The effect was quite interesting:
     



     
    This could be a very easy solution in some of the cases. Here though the color came out too dark, especially if one compares with this photo (source Jagstaffel 5 by G.K. Merrill, vol .1):
     

     
    Back to the drafting board. I'm thinking about redrawing the parts and the panels of the plywood in the kit and filling them with my plywood textures. Let's see if I can figure it out in Corel...
     
    I started work on the engine bay bulkheads. The kit proposes very simple solution:
     

     
    I used the kit's bulkheads as a pattern for my own version:
     

     
    These also may need some adjustments as I'll be trying to fit them inside the fuselage. 
     
    I feel this will be a one step forward, two steps backwards project... 
     
     
     
     
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    Tomek reacted to Fozzie in A storm brewing   
    Hi folks
       thanks for your interest I've been doing a bit more to her trying the guns out in there place in the wing.  I have been searching the net for pic's of this AC but I'm finding it hard to get the ref pic's I'm looking for, does any of you know where I may get some good ref on the engine and cockpit.
     
    Here's a few shots of the guns.
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
    That's all for now folks back soon and thanks for dropping by.
     
    Clive
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    Tomek reacted to Fozzie in A storm brewing   
    Hi all
       I've been saving hard for sometime now for one of those Big! Tiffies and now I have one, yes the Airfix 1/24 Typhoon.  I'm hoping I make a great job of her as I'm making this in memory of a wonderful chap I had the pleasure of talking to over lunch some time ago now, he flew these brutes and Mustang P-51B's during the war and some of his tales are scary and brave but a little humour was in amongst the fear. 
     
    So first up is the seat this was painted with Tamiya paints and a touch of artist oil for a wash.
     

     

     
    Secondly was the lower wing this to had Tamiya paint and was washed over with artist oil Vandyke Brown.
     

     
    Thirdly was the framing, now for this I tried a new method of painting.  I used Tamiya X18 semi gloss black as the first coat then I used warpaints shinning silver and then I thought this looks a bit dull so I then used rub n buff silver and bam she came to life and so this is the result.
     

     

     

     

     
    The Vandyke Brown was also used as a base wash on the framework as well as the wheel bays and cockpit, a little copper and brass was also rubbed in on the oil tank in front of the cockpit.
     
    Thanks for stopping by.
     
    Clive
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