Jump to content

Hardcore

LSP_Members
  • Content Count

    1,143
  • Joined

  • Last visited


Reputation Activity

  1. Thanks
    Hardcore got a reaction from D.B. Andrus in New Bf109 profile by Hjortsberg   
    Bf109 E this time. 
     
    http://theprofilepaintshop.blogspot.com/2019/05/bf109e-4-of-herbert-kijewski.html?m=1
  2. Like
    Hardcore reacted to ScanmanDan in My 1/48 armour builds   
    Progress?
     

     

     
    Heaps more messing about but I'm having fun.  
     
    I hope you like.  Thanks for looking in.
  3. Thanks
    Hardcore reacted to Francis in Scale black for 1/32: Anyuone got a formula?   
    I use Tamiya rubber black XF-85. It's a very dark gray without the green tint of Nato black.
     
  4. Like
    Hardcore reacted to CZPetrP in He-162 1/32   
    Kit - Revell
    Engine, tail - CMK
    Cockpit, Wheel Bay with Wheels, Gun Bay - Aires
    Seatbelts - HGW
    Colours - Gunze Mr., Alclad II, 
    Wash- AK interactive
    Model and accessories are built without any problems. I recommend to all
    Photo: my friend Miloslav (thank you)



     
    More photos here: https://www.leteckemuzeumliborezy.cz/he-162a-2/
  5. Like
    Hardcore got a reaction from DeanKB in Ideal Workbench Height   
    If in doubt, err on the side of extra height. Back pain is totally unnecessary. 
  6. Like
    Hardcore reacted to Thunnus in 1/32 Revell Me 262-A (New Tool) July 2019 Release   
    I am interested in seeing the Revell 262A kit.  I just built the Trumpeter 262 kit and thought it was a good one.  Not great but pretty good.  The main issue I had was getting the nose panel pieces to fit.  The engine nacelles went together well although I elected not to include the engine internals.
     

  7. Like
    Hardcore reacted to Durangokid in Mr Polymer coating for canopies   
    I found this stuff that is amazing for finishing polish for clear parts.  My usual routine is to sand the canopy with 3200 grit progressing to 12000 grit, polish them with 3 Tamiya compounds and then dip them in future.  I had a mini disaster in my last build where the tape fused itself to the canopy even though I allowed the future to dry for months.  I was able to remove the tape and re-polish the canopy but I wasn't totally happy with it.  I've had this Mr polymer coating forever but I've never used it because the directions aren't in english, plus I've been happy with my results.  I figured I would give it a try on this canopy and I am really impressed to say the least.  It came out so nice that I don't think I will need to use future again.
     
    Anyway, I thought I would pass this along and hopefully it will help the fellas with their canopies too. 
     
     
    Damaged canopy
     

     

     
     
    Here it is after polishing but without Mr Polymer coating.  Not bad but not as nice as it was before the tape incident.
     

     
     
     
    It's difficult to photograph so the pictures really don't do it justice.  Here it is after polishing...
     

     

     

     

     

     
     

     

     
     
    Here is what the bottle looks like
     

     
     
    It was easy to use and comes with a polishing cloth.  I just used a few drops to lightly rub on the canopy before polishing it off with the cloth.  I think this stuff is for polishing paint on car models but I don't know if it's made for clear part since the directions aren't in english.  Either way it works very nice!
     
    Hope this help my fellow modelling peeps with their canopies... 
     
    Bryan
  8. Like
    Hardcore got a reaction from spacewolf in My 1/48 armour builds   
    Impressive! 
  9. Like
    Hardcore reacted to spacewolf in My 1/48 armour builds   
    Yup.. full interiors, torsion bars, engine, transmission, seats, shells/ racks... perhaps not up to todays standards but pretty impressive. Pics of the instruction sheet from the Tiger.. not bad for 1970
     

     

     

     
  10. Like
    Hardcore reacted to MikeMaben in Bf 109 canopy question   
    Hey Bill , it appears that rod pivoted on brackets that were permanently attached.
     

  11. Like
    Hardcore reacted to Mark M in Ghost Tiger   
    Well this was a surprise, a 1/72 kit that fits well and i enjoyed to build, thanks to Revell for the review sample, i hope you all like
     




     
  12. Like
    Hardcore got a reaction from spacewolf in War toons figures coming   
    https://m.facebook.com/worldwartoons/photos/a.1605956606348057/2070242116586168/?type=3&comment_id=2320430071567370&notif_t=feedback_reaction_generic&notif_id=1555260075907354&ref=m_notif
     
    Wonder if we will see crew men for their tanks? 
  13. Like
    Hardcore got a reaction from Shawn M in War toons figures coming   
    https://m.facebook.com/worldwartoons/photos/a.1605956606348057/2070242116586168/?type=3&comment_id=2320430071567370&notif_t=feedback_reaction_generic&notif_id=1555260075907354&ref=m_notif
     
    Wonder if we will see crew men for their tanks? 
  14. Like
    Hardcore reacted to cnq in My 1/48 planes   
    I have recently added these models to my collection. Hope you guys enjoy the pics
     

     

     

     
     

     
     

     
     

     

     
     

     
     

     
     

     
     

     
     

     
     

     
     

     
     

     

     
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
  15. Like
    Hardcore reacted to matejko77 in PZL P11 III “Cleveland” 1932 from scratch scale 1/32   
    Thank you very much
    The last weekend in Wroclaw took place one of the best modeling exhibitions in Poland. I presented there my PZL 11 model which I liked very much and got a prize award in this "best of show".

  16. Like
    Hardcore got a reaction from spacewolf in My 1/48 armour builds   
    Wonder what the quality is of those old kits. 
  17. Like
    Hardcore reacted to Gazzas in New Weathering Pencils from AK Interactive   
    I do like that they have more useful names than "Taupe" or "Cerise".   Light, medium, and dark rust.  Dust/rainmarks.  Chipping color, Concrete marks.  Definitely worth the buy, I think.
     
    Gaz
  18. Like
    Hardcore reacted to ScanmanDan in New Weathering Pencils from AK Interactive   
    Enough with the negative waves, man.  

    Wow, given the response to the OP it's a wonder that any company would offer goods to the modelling community.  The OP was just posting about a new product line and quickly everyone dog piles on it.  Are the new, no.  Are they cheap, no.  Do they fill a gap in AK's product line, yep.  Will they get the job done and work as intended, yep.  Will they be on the hobby shop shelf, or in the online shops listing, yep.  If you have an alternative great, use that but if you don't....well these might work for you and you might want to try them.  Is the inference that AK shouldn't produce these pencils?  Or perhaps they should give them away.  Hobby gear is always a premium priced product.  Ak produce good quality gear to a known standard.  I personally think it's often over packaged and 'glitzy' for what it is but it has become a stable, known product line that works.  Their washes and such are just thinned paint but I do use some of the shades for convenience and because I like the colour out of the tin.  The same could be said of almost any other product or line of products on the hobby shop shelves.  Almost all are tweaked artist products.
     
    Now if anyone has some hands on experience with this new line I'd love to hear that.
  19. Like
    Hardcore reacted to Thunnus in New Weathering Pencils from AK Interactive   
    I'm actually interested in these.  I like using watercolor pencils and have been getting by with a cheapo children's set that I found while cleaning out my daughters' old toys.  Been looking to get another set but general artist's color palettes are a little different than what modelers are likely to use.  A set of 24 Faber-Castell Watercolors sells for $36 at Amazon with more than half the shades probably not suitable for my use.   A set of 36 Prismacolor Water Soluble pencils sells for $39 but again you're getting colors that are for general art use.   The AK pencils retail for about $1 each and come in sets of modeler-specific applications.  What's not to like?
  20. Like
    Hardcore reacted to Koralik in C-160 Transall Heller 1:72   
    Transall C-160 Heller 1:72
     
    The model about where I would write one word - I would write - DISASTER.
    This is a real OLD SCHOOL, difficult to fit. Old decals break and you can not put them down well.
    In short, I'm glad that I have this model behind me.
     

  21. Like
    Hardcore reacted to dutik in Euro Model Expo 2019 Germany   
    Hi there!
     
    I attended as an exhibitor the Euro Model Expo 2019 in Lingen/Germany. Didn't take my LSP models with me (except for an 1/35 X-Wing), but took photos of the LSPs around the exhibition halls.
     
    Lets start with an aviation icon that made it into a large (and expensive) resin kit: HPHs C-47
     

     

     

     

     

     

     
    And the whole collection of LARGE HPH kits:
     

     
    Got offered a good price per kit as LSP member, but this years Expo budget was not earmarked for more HPH kits.
    I confess, I was very tempted. Very. But I still have both an unbuild L-39 and Smolik/Letov kit in the stash...
     
    Enjoy!
    - dutik
  22. Like
    Hardcore got a reaction from mustang1989 in Porsche tiger got stripes.   
    Got my decals for the build. It is peddinghaus late war markings in 1/48 Scale. 
     

     
    The decals looks nice but are not contour cut. Something to keep in mind if you want to purchase from PH. 
    I chose the sheet that gave me most crosses so that I have plenty of markings for my toon projects. Since they are something of what-if projects to begin with i don't bother much with getting markings right. ^^
     
    Gloss varnish and all the setting solutions I got was used to make the decals  conform to the zimmerit. Hopefully it will look OK after the flat varnish I will apply later. 
     

     
    I am still looking for a good wooden base to make a Diorama. The idea is to make something like that well known photo of tigers parked under trees in Normandy. 
     
     
    In other news is my successful test of a plastic Primer for a slaver-1 i am working on. The plastic is not styrene but some pvc. (it is a toy)  The Primer is transparent but with some metallic in it to make it more visible. It stuck really hard to the plastic. (not shown) 

     
    That's all for now. Thanks for looking!
  23. Like
    Hardcore got a reaction from MARU5137 in 737 MAX fiasco   
    Adding another warning signal to cockpit will do no good. They are often ignored by the crew in stressful situations, or  cause even more stress. 
    An example is how the crew of that Bombardier Q400, in the article i linked too, didn't react to a warning the gear leg wasn't extended at landing. 
    The investigators could hear the sound on the cvr, but the crew didn't. 
     
    Blaming the pilots is easy but unfair. 
    Humans are clever but very limited in what they can do with their bodies and minds. They are perfectly adapted for a simple stone age life in Africa, but flying is basically to use science to push the boundaries of the possible. (Heck, I am always amazed we got no more car crashes than we do.) 
    Put another way; would you like a trained monkey in the cockpit? That is what you got already.  
     The scientists are smarter, they don't use throttle and stick to run the great Hadron collider. 
     
     
  24. Like
    Hardcore got a reaction from chukw in Porsche tiger got stripes.   
    Got my decals for the build. It is peddinghaus late war markings in 1/48 Scale. 
     

     
    The decals looks nice but are not contour cut. Something to keep in mind if you want to purchase from PH. 
    I chose the sheet that gave me most crosses so that I have plenty of markings for my toon projects. Since they are something of what-if projects to begin with i don't bother much with getting markings right. ^^
     
    Gloss varnish and all the setting solutions I got was used to make the decals  conform to the zimmerit. Hopefully it will look OK after the flat varnish I will apply later. 
     

     
    I am still looking for a good wooden base to make a Diorama. The idea is to make something like that well known photo of tigers parked under trees in Normandy. 
     
     
    In other news is my successful test of a plastic Primer for a slaver-1 i am working on. The plastic is not styrene but some pvc. (it is a toy)  The Primer is transparent but with some metallic in it to make it more visible. It stuck really hard to the plastic. (not shown) 

     
    That's all for now. Thanks for looking!
  25. Like
    Hardcore reacted to spacewolf in Jedha city   
    Before I knew it I had half the cities wall done !!
     

     

     

     
    So I'm off to the races... follow along if you wish and see what nuttiness I get up to !!
     
    Cheers
     
    Vaughn
×
×
  • Create New...