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  1. KUROK

    1:48 Mauve P-40N "Lope's Hope"

    OK, gents, soon...it will be soon... I promise These photoetched canopy rails nearly drove me to drink. I had to add some styrene strip to get them to not sit too proud of the fuselage side. Fortunately, what I had on hand was a great fit! The results: (just need to weather and scratch up paint) I don't trust my ability to freehand airbrush the medium green "dapples". Creating masks of my own. Here they are stored on wax paper until needed. Accurized upper and lower intakes. Ready to primer. I do like this kit for many reasons but my AMS and OCD has made it a drag of time. I think I will do a shake 'n bake Tamiya kit or any other modern kit that does not need so much rework...
  2. KUROK

    1/18 P51C Mustang "Lopes Hope the 3rd"

    True model making art here!!! Question: How did you do the "T" extrusions for the ceiling of the wells? I see some well defined rivet heads and I think you said that was photoetch?
  3. Woo Hoo! Looking forward to a nice kit of this subject in 1:32
  4. Gorgeous work! Museum quality!
  5. KUROK

    1:48 Mauve P-40N "Lope's Hope"

    O Note: Meant to say that I have since sanded and polished the rear canopy. This photo was taken before I superglued it. The Mauve plastic is quite hard so sealing gaps and doing a sand/polish has been pleasing (just took a lot of patience and time)
  6. KUROK

    F4U-1 "575" Lt. Ed Olander

    Excellent work! Gorgeous toning on the faded paint! Hey, where did you get the wooden work stand for the model?
  7. KUROK

    1/18 P51C Mustang "Lopes Hope the 3rd"

    Aye - YI - YIIII !!!!!!!!!!
  8. KUROK

    1:48 Mauve P-40N "Lope's Hope"

    Well...there is model show less than two month away. I need to put a fire under my ass and get this finished. This is an example of my AMS affliction. I fabricated my own DF (direction finder) loop out of 0.4mm art wire from the craft store. I wrapped it around a paint brush handle and burnished with a wooden tool to get it nice and round. The DF loop supplied in the Mauve kit was surprisingly accurate in diameter but was thick. Trying to superglue the shaft part on was hard as my eyes are not as good as they used to be... this means I really do need to go LSP!
  9. KUROK

    1/18 P51C Mustang "Lopes Hope the 3rd"

    In general, as the war progressed they began doing less and less interior primer. They determined the estimated service life to be so short in combat that corrosion was not going to be a concern!
  10. KUROK

    1/32 Hasegawa P-40E Finished

    See if you can control the white balance of your camera. There may be selection for sunny, shade, flash, etc. If you are using flourescent lights that can also affect this and you might have a setting for that. If you are using the "raw" photo (.DNG file) then this doesn't matter and you can adjust the white balance in post processing with programs like Adobe Lightroom or others. It looks like your phone just has a better automatic setting for indoor lighting. If you are using the camera .JPG file then this is a compressed file taken from the raw sensor data and some of the color decisions are made during the file compression...that is why camera white balance either needs adjustment/setting or just try the auto again.
  11. KUROK

    My 2018 completions

    Wonderful work and great production rate!!! I'm so slow that is like 20 years of production for me!
  12. KUROK

    P-51K Nooky Booky IV

    Beautiful job on that!!!!
  13. KUROK

    1/32 B-29?

    ^ Totally agree. I'd never do something as huge as a 1:32 B-29 but would love a nicely done B-26.
  14. KUROK

    1/18 P51C Mustang "Lopes Hope the 3rd"

    Yes, that lower intake on B/C/D mustangs is offset from the lower wing surface due to boundary layer interactions (I'm an AERO eng). That weird thing on the drawing is in fact a fresh air intake and I think it might be cockpit fresh air?
  15. KUROK

    1:48 Mauve P-40N "Lope's Hope"

    Happy 2019! It will be here for us is less than one hour! Work still progressing. Painting cockpit parts. Here are the cockpit sidewalls, the floor and seat. I hate doing cockpits but this resin set from True Details is a real gem.