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    BradG got a reaction from MARU5137 in MiG-21 UM "Mongol"   
    Nice one, make sure you test fit the verlinden resin, I don't think I've ever found a Verlinden resin that's actually fit where intended. 
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    BradG got a reaction from MARU5137 in F-21A 'Kfir' Conversion   
    Good stuff mate. Also if it makes things easier, you can put more than one picture in a post. Just ensure that they are separated by one line.
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    BradG got a reaction from Erwin in Battle of Britain 80th Anniversary Group Build   
    Next over the line is Greif8, with his very nice PCM Hurricane Mk 1. Super job mate.
     
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    BradG got a reaction from Erwin in Battle of Britain 80th Anniversary Group Build   
    Padubon brings in the RAF with his very nice Gladiator. Superb work!
     
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    BradG got a reaction from Erwin in Battle of Britain 80th Anniversary Group Build   
    chrish is up next with his very nice Bf 109E-3. Super work as always mate.
     
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    BradG reacted to kkarlsen in Lockheed T-33A-10-LO 'T-Bird' RDAF   
    Assembly nearly completed and almost ready for paintwork...
     

     

     
    Surface with riveting.
     

     

     
    Reverse side of the flaps.
     

     
    Some added detailing to the wheel wells.
     
    Cheers: Kent
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    BradG reacted to mozart in Revell/Fisher Hawker Hunter T7   
    She's on her legs!  I hope to get the rest of the main wheel well covers on today, but I'm not at all happy with the rear front wheel well cover, it's far too near the vertical, so that's all coming off so I can have another go.  I really, really, really hate the Revell "instruction" sheets, about as much use as a chocolate fire screen....
     

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    BradG reacted to Grant_T in 1/24 Hurricane Mk.1   
    The decals mostly behaved.
     



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    BradG reacted to Phantom2 in MiG-21 UM "Mongol"   
    Hi All!
     
     
    The wheel wells repainted in a nice, bright red color )Hu.19);
     
     

     
     
     
     
     

     
     
     
    I primed the metal nose cone with Alclad Black Microfiller and then I painted it Wood Tan (Hu.110)
     
     

     
     
     
    Some of the instruments were missing so I used some from an old Mike Grant sheet;
     
     
     

     
     
     
    Much to choose from, but I tried to follow my references as far as I could;
     
     

     
     
     
    I painted the instruments gloss black (Hu.21) and then i placed the individual decals with micro-set and -sol, then I topped it off with some gloss varnish;
     
    Front cockpit;
     

     
     
     
    Rear cockpit;
     
     

     
     
     
    As You can see, I have done some detail painting with red, black and white knobs and handles.
    The sight was painted silver (Hu.11) and then clear orange (Hu.1321),,,,
     
    More to come soon!
     
    Stefan
     
     
     
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    BradG reacted to dmthamade in Revell Piper Super Cub Luftwaffe basic trainer   
    Well, it's been almost a month since the last post!! It's been really busy at work with winter and possible lockdown coming, could work on the build intermittently. I have paint on everything but the prop, will paint it....soon...everything else has been gloss coated, will apply decals soon...This is a simple build, should be easier to finish.

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    BradG reacted to Padubon in VF-126 A-4E Top Gun Trumpy Kit   
    Here some more:
     
    The slats need a little work, as the some of these tails have several ejection pin marks.
     

     

     


    Finally it is starting to look like a scooter:

     

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    BradG reacted to Padubon in VF-126 A-4E Top Gun Trumpy Kit   
    Finally after a few days of nothing I was able to do some progress.
    The Aires wheel wells, although gorgeous, they simply won’t fit, unless a lot of plastic surgery is performed!
    Anyway, this is how it looks:
    First, most of the parked A-4 pictures I have seen, they show their horizontal surfaces in the nose up position.
    I wanted to make it that way so, more surgery.
     

     


    Second, the dreadful Aires fit!! Beautiful buy yikes!!!

     

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    BradG got a reaction from MikeC in Rules of the Road   
    Yeh that sounds well within the guidelines.
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    BradG reacted to Wackyracer in Bf109 G-14 Blau 62 JG 110   
    Paint!
     
    Halfords Plastic Primer Grey, then some random lines and textures via masks and stuff.
     
    AK RLM 81 version 3 and Mr Paint RLM 84 (76 late war)
     

     

     

     

     
    Next up Gunze RLM 83 and tail RLM 76 standard shade.
     

     

     
    Filled in a few of the underside with AK RLM 76 late
     

     
    Added the yellow band Gunze RLM 04
     

     

     
    And the mottles
     

     
    Happy enough
     

     
    Aaron
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    BradG reacted to Fanes in Polikarpov I-16 - Spanish Airforce   
    First masks applied
    Here's a picture of the applied masks.
    I had to do them the other way round. Usually I would have laid down the brught colours first and the black parts at last.
    Now all hope is on the MRP red to get a decent finish.

     
    The colour for the black part of the insignia and codes is a 50/50 mixture of Tamiya nato black and gloss black. That's just atad lighter than pure black.
    Next step (later today): the white behind the St.Andrew's cross and as a base for the yellow/red roundels on the wings.
     
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    BradG reacted to Rockie Yarwood in Pacific Coast Models Macchi 202   
    Wonderful build, and the finish is absolutely stunning! Congratulations!
     
    Cheers,  Rockie
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    BradG reacted to Iain in Pacific Coast Models Macchi 202   
    Oooh - missed this one - beautlfully painted Brad! 
     
    Iain
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    BradG reacted to MARU5137 in Pacific Coast Models Macchi 202   
    WHOA !  Your camouflage is very precise looking, almost symmetrical..

    you have done a  Really is OUTSTANDING  paint  job.

    She looks Magnificent. 
     

     

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    BradG reacted to mozart in DH 82A Tiger Moth S Rhodesia 1943   
    Couldn't resist a quick trial fit!  A little trimming, and I'm going to take off the SW moulded markers, this is where their thicker windshields would have interfaced with the fuselage.  
     

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    BradG reacted to mozart in DH 82A Tiger Moth S Rhodesia 1943   
    Thanks Guy, and sorry Brian, they're not for sale!  I'll send you some free, gratis and for nothing.....but sell? Nah, sorry! 
     
    I added to the design slightly this morning, small tabs which hopefully will help with keeping them in place:
     

     
    and with a new blade in the cutter (the previous one has lasted 6 years, so not bad!):
     

     
    The clear panels are simply the front framework but outline only, also cut on the Silhouette.  And painted and looking OK!  Some tidying up to do tomorrow when all is dried:
     

     
     
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    BradG reacted to mozart in DH 82A Tiger Moth S Rhodesia 1943   
    Taking a few measurements: 
     

     

     
    to base my drawing on:
     

     
    and ready to cut, just 7mm high:
     

     
    and for Silhouette users, the cutting details for 10 thou plastic sheet:
     

     
    The end result looks promising, it's worth just running a sharp point around the cut line to ease getting the frames out:
     

     
    The one standing up was the prototype which is why it's a bit wonky on one side!!  Just a coat of yellow and some glazing now....
     

     
     
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    BradG reacted to Chris Wimmer in Focke Wulf Fw 190 S-8   
    Well then...
    back to start with the seats! 
     

     
     
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    BradG reacted to Grant_T in 1/24 Hurricane Mk.1   
    If I'm going to get this finished I need to pull finger. A quick camo mask and spray over the last day. The paint is Tamiya acrylic dark green and a mix of Tamiya flat earth and khaki for the brown. Next up a gloss coat, detail painting, and decals (of which there are very few  ).
     


     

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    BradG got a reaction from Johnny Cloud in Pacific Coast Models Macchi 202   
    I bought this kit quite a long time ago, I think it was one of the first LSP's I bought. I did so because it was 69 bucks, at the time I thought it was a bargain for a large scale Macchi 202. The I tried building it and found out why there weren't many builds of this kit around.  What I remember from doing the interior is it required sanding down the inside of the fuselage a lot to make the resin fit. I got finished doing this, turned towards the wheel wells and that's where I stopped.
     
    Years past with this kit sitting in the shelf of doom. The pile of dust on it was quite impressive. It almost hit he bin a few times, the only reason it didn't was because I'd hate to have wasted 69 bucks. I picked it up last month and decided come hell or high water I would finish it. The wheel wells that proved difficult to fit were thrown in the bin, I then progressively glued together the bottom wing to fuselage, then gear doors were put into place followed by the upper wing sections. Those did not fit well and all of the wing to fuselage joint area has been sanded and shaved heavily then rescribed to get a decent fit.
     
    The resin oil cooler was too small to fit the hole in the resin lower cowling, itself being slightly under size. Some sanding of the plastic helped with fit here. Radiator was fine and the tail was average but some basic filling and sanding here fixed that. I did get stuck for a while with the canopy, windscreen and spinner. The spinner is too small for the back plate, this was just sanded to fit, which makes it slightly under size, but oh well. I had to take a lot of plastic off the fuselage to get the windscreen and canopy anywhere close to fitting.
     
    I decided for the colours, I liked the profile of one of the around 20 Croatian machines used on the Russian Front. The pictures of these machines are not the best, so I just guessed at what the markings might be, figuring German insignia was most likely with the Croat shield in place of the swastika to make things a little different (but this kind of thing was done with at least 1 POA machine). Markings came form the spares box along with the pilot.
     

     

     

     

     
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    BradG got a reaction from Dpgsbody55 in Pacific Coast Models Macchi 202   
    I bought this kit quite a long time ago, I think it was one of the first LSP's I bought. I did so because it was 69 bucks, at the time I thought it was a bargain for a large scale Macchi 202. The I tried building it and found out why there weren't many builds of this kit around.  What I remember from doing the interior is it required sanding down the inside of the fuselage a lot to make the resin fit. I got finished doing this, turned towards the wheel wells and that's where I stopped.
     
    Years past with this kit sitting in the shelf of doom. The pile of dust on it was quite impressive. It almost hit he bin a few times, the only reason it didn't was because I'd hate to have wasted 69 bucks. I picked it up last month and decided come hell or high water I would finish it. The wheel wells that proved difficult to fit were thrown in the bin, I then progressively glued together the bottom wing to fuselage, then gear doors were put into place followed by the upper wing sections. Those did not fit well and all of the wing to fuselage joint area has been sanded and shaved heavily then rescribed to get a decent fit.
     
    The resin oil cooler was too small to fit the hole in the resin lower cowling, itself being slightly under size. Some sanding of the plastic helped with fit here. Radiator was fine and the tail was average but some basic filling and sanding here fixed that. I did get stuck for a while with the canopy, windscreen and spinner. The spinner is too small for the back plate, this was just sanded to fit, which makes it slightly under size, but oh well. I had to take a lot of plastic off the fuselage to get the windscreen and canopy anywhere close to fitting.
     
    I decided for the colours, I liked the profile of one of the around 20 Croatian machines used on the Russian Front. The pictures of these machines are not the best, so I just guessed at what the markings might be, figuring German insignia was most likely with the Croat shield in place of the swastika to make things a little different (but this kind of thing was done with at least 1 POA machine). Markings came form the spares box along with the pilot.
     

     

     

     

     
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