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    Hardcore reacted to Collin in Finished: 1/72 OOB TA-7C   
    Built completely out of the box with Xtradecal decals to give me a colorful test aircraft from China Lake.  Simple build, kit fits very well, so I if you can live with the funny looking intake...give it a try.
     
    It will be going into my display at work, so didn't really want to weather it much.  Will be putting on some drop tanks donated from a member of the boards...thanks (the kit drop tanks are just terrible).
     
    Cheers
    Collin




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    Hardcore reacted to Gazzas in Look!! It's a bird...It's a plane... Well... Komplete 18/3/19   
    Hi everyone,
        With the weathering done, it's time to call this one complete.  I did my best to keep the color modulation and weathering subtle. 
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
    Thank you for looking!
     
    Gaz
     
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    Hardcore got a reaction from AlanG in Probably a basic 109 Question   
    There are several actually. Amur makes one IIRC
     
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    Hardcore reacted to Uncarina in Foxhound!   
    This is AMK's superlative 1/48 MiG-31BM/BSM special edition kit, with metal landing gear, photoetch, and extra decals. It was a buddy build with Tamiya's 1/48 Tomcat, and this was definitely the better kit in terms of detail, ease of assembly, and value for the cost ($67 US)--and that is something, considering how good the Tamiya kit is! Begemot decals, Eduard photoetch seatbelts, Fox-One canopy decals, and that was about it. This and the Tamiya Tomcat has been my first venture back into 1/48 in years, and they definitely take up less room!
     
    Cheers,  Tom

     

     

     

     
     
     

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    Hardcore reacted to DannyVM in Single aircraft display case   
    It's a Dutch site Pascal. You just need to enter the dimensions you needed and they do the rest. Great service and fast shipping.
     
    https://www.plexikopen.be/
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    Hardcore reacted to Twobad in Single aircraft display case   
    If you can't find one, and don't want to make one, you can have a custom one made for you.
     
    https://www.acrylicdisplaycases.co.uk/custom-case-base.html
     
    I had one made for a 1:32 F-4D as a present to a friend who flew the exact aircraft in Vietnam.

     
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    Hardcore reacted to DannyVM in Single aircraft display case   
    I make them myself.
     
    This is my F-104G Starfighter home made display case. I just ordered the laser cut perplex sheets. They came in the right dimensions, so they just needed to glue together.
     

     

     

     
    Greetz
     
    Danny
     
     
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    Hardcore reacted to barkhorn in New Bf109 profile by Anders H.   
    A hint was posted on LSP a few days ago   https://www.largescaleplanes.com/articles/article.php?aid=3326

    BTW, Anders' profiles already appeared in Revi magazine (in a series of articles on Jürgen Harder) and some e-articles from Air War Publications: 
    https://airwarpublications.com/earticles/biographies/
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    Hardcore reacted to cbk57 in 1/48 Eduard Fw-190A-4   
    I have been messing with this for a while.  I really like this new Eduard kit.  I built the original effort with full engine that they released years ago and it was a fight to get it together.  This is a really straight foreword build.  Landing gear have nice defined slots to lock them into.  In my opinion this went together really nicely.
     
     
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    Hardcore reacted to The Madhatter in 1/72 JASDF F-35X   
    hey guys
    I have been playing around with this F-35 for a few weeks now in between another project I have been tinkering on which will also soon be finished.
    I've often thought the F-35 was pretty ugly and so decided that I may have to do something about that. I'm not sure it's as pretty as it could be, but I am happy with it
    I've reversed the wings and made them out of sheet styrene. I added some canards because canards are cool and reversed the tail fins I also added some body panels which you can't really see under the paint. The decals are from an F-15 kit I had lying around except the roundels which I painted on
    It was just a fun project to help try lift my stymied modelling mood of late.
    Anyways, tell me what you think - good or bad









    thanks for looking guys
    Si
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    Hardcore reacted to ringleheim in Dreams...   
    When I was a young teenager, about 35 years ago, I had an extremely vivid dream one night.  It was so vivid I still remember it well.
     
    I was in the basement of my parents' house that I was still living in at the time.  Every really big aircraft kit you could buy on the market at that time was built, and displayed via hanging from the ceiling.
     
    You could hardly move through the room without touching the next airplane.  This was mostly stuff like the Monogram 1/72 B-52, all their WWII 1/48 bombers, stuff like that.  Big multi-engined stuff.
     
    It's hard to explain but the display of the planes was extremely realistic in my dream; it really felt like I was in a room filled with all these finished kits, and it all looked very realistic and accurate.  It inspired me to start building huge multi-engined models like crazy!  
     
    It's amazing what power the brain has, and how realistic dreams can be sometimes.
     
     
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    Hardcore got a reaction from ringleheim in Dreams...   
    It happen sometimes that in a dream I find myself go looking for a shop selling plastic model kits. I often find one and then feel the excitement of exploring the back rooms for kits I never seen before. It's not quite the same in real life... The only unknown here is the future releases!
     
     
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    Hardcore got a reaction from MARU5137 in Dreams...   
    It happen sometimes that in a dream I find myself go looking for a shop selling plastic model kits. I often find one and then feel the excitement of exploring the back rooms for kits I never seen before. It's not quite the same in real life... The only unknown here is the future releases!
     
     
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    Hardcore got a reaction from Kagemusha in New Bf109 profile by Anders H.   
    It's been a while since his last one 
    http://theprofilepaintshop.blogspot.com/?m=0
     
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    Hardcore got a reaction from Jan_G in New Bf109 profile by Anders H.   
    It's been a while since his last one 
    http://theprofilepaintshop.blogspot.com/?m=0
     
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    Hardcore got a reaction from D.B. Andrus in New Bf109 profile by Anders H.   
    It's been a while since his last one 
    http://theprofilepaintshop.blogspot.com/?m=0
     
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    Hardcore got a reaction from Out2gtcha in New Bf109 profile by Anders H.   
    It's been a while since his last one 
    http://theprofilepaintshop.blogspot.com/?m=0
     
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    Hardcore reacted to ScanmanDan in My 1/48 armour builds   
    Driver finished for the little Krupp.
     

     

     

     
    He came out better than I had any hope for.
     
    Thanks for looking in.
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    Hardcore reacted to Koralik in MiG-23MF "459" Trumpeter 1:48   
    Model Trumpeter MiG-23MF side number 459,
    Made straight from the box with Techmod decals.
    The model is quite difficult to build and demanding.
    MiG-23MF "459" Trumpeter 1:4
     

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    Hardcore got a reaction from ringleheim in FW 190A6 "Black 1" camouflage   
    Quality of the artwork varies greatly. That above is basically the same as this, which is not readily apparent. 

     
     
    I suggest you paint it like you want too. Black underside and big spots? Well it's up to you in the end. 
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    Hardcore got a reaction from Tolga ULGUR in FW 190A6 "Black 1" camouflage   
    Quality of the artwork varies greatly. That above is basically the same as this, which is not readily apparent. 

     
     
    I suggest you paint it like you want too. Black underside and big spots? Well it's up to you in the end. 
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    Hardcore got a reaction from Tolga ULGUR in FW 190A6 "Black 1" camouflage   
    They are not the same machines. From what I could find the first machine is Green 1 that was lost after his last night victory. 
    Camo seems to have been just the standard for a day fighter. This because the fighters where borrowed from day fighter units. 
    Note that Eduard seem to think the panel under the engine should be yellow. 
    http://falkeeins.blogspot.com/2017/08/fw-190-6-grune-1-werk-nr-550-445.html?m=1
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    Hardcore got a reaction from BiggTim in Mojo gone missin...   
    I do what I like when I like to do it . No problems . There is however something to the idea of switching to something simpler. You can still use all your skills but with less pressure from large parts numbers and details. 
     
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    Hardcore reacted to Fanes in Eduard Bf109G-4/Trop - ready for inspection   
    Oh boy, it's been a while but it's almost complete.
    I added some panel washes, tried to keep the contrast low - dark blue-green on the RLM78, brown on the 79 and dark green on the 80.
    Final sealer is a 50/50 mix of AKs ultra matte and matte varnish, which came out quite flat. So I polished some areas witha n old t-shirt.
    Dust pigments added on the tires and wing root, exhaust stain with Tamixa smoke, cut with brown (XF52) and black (XF67).
     
    Unmasking the canopy was a little frustrating since the Tamiya tape left some residue , polished that stuff away..
    Here's the almost complete model (antenna wire and pitot missing) on an old base:

     

     
    Little oil staining on the spinner, there's some fuel staining on the drop tank, too. I need more light!!
    And a quick mock up with the jack stands.
     

     
    The rear ones are already shortened and the plane sits level now. Some paint on the jacks and I call it done!
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    Hardcore reacted to ScanmanDan in My 1/48 armour builds   
    For the chips I used Vallejo yellow primer with the chips in their German camo dark brown.  The washes are in Rubber Black and Brown Tamiya enamels thinned with Humbrol thinners.  Oh and some deep blue and brown Humbrol enamels add in too.  IHTH
     
     
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