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    Shaka HI got a reaction from MARU5137 in 1/32 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXc, Revell   
    Beautiful!
     
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    Shaka HI reacted to Jarda_Hajecek in 1/32 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXc, Revell   
    Revell Kit
    Eduard Seatbelts Steel
    Quickboost Exhausts Oval
    Brassin wheels
    Master gun barrels
    Paints: Vallejo and Ammo of MiG Jimenez
    Marking: NNoM sgt. (Col. in Memoriam) Miroslav Moravec, 310th Fighter Squadron RAF (Czechoslovak)
     
    Rather enjoyable build of the Revell Spitfire kit. One thing to note, its NOT Tamiya and I dont think the two kits can compare besides being Spitfire Mk.IX in 1/32 scale. This is not meant negatively, I am just putting things to perspective here.
     
    This kit is targeted for a different audience and a different price bracket. The fit is very good, it builds quickly to a respectable replica of the Spitfire. It does lack in detail in some aspects and few items definitely need replacement such as the wheels, exhausts and most notably the gun barrels as those are rather unusable. Some molding is on the soft side and some may deem the rivets overdone. As far as I am concerned and my personal opinion is that Revell has produced a decent kit for the “masses” that will bring decent results even for a beginner modeler with equal amount of effort. Its a kit that you can buy in a local supermarket toy section and will not be disappointed. However please do not expect a superdetailed kit. 
     
    My build was deemed as just an easy quick build between bigger projects. It turned out to be an easy build but not quick due to time constraints. Funny enough it was originally intended to be ready for MosonShow 2017 but I barely made it for E-Day last week.  
     
    I also wanted to see how Revell coped with the subject. I have enjoyed every minute spend on the kit. All markings with the exception of the stencils are done by using masks prepared by myself and cut by a friend of mine on a silhouette plotter. In the end I am happy with the results, however not happy with the exhaust stains that I will have to still correct. 
     
    All in all a it was a fun and relaxing build (except the night before E-Day). 
     
     
     
     
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    Shaka HI reacted to ericg in Monogram Piper Tri Pacer VH-OLD the man meets the machine   
    This is my Monogram Piper PA-22 Tri Pacer. This vintage kit was manufactured from 1957 onwards and is listed as 1:32 scale although there is some opinions that it is 1:33 or 1:34 scale. It was close enough to meet my needs however and when I saw the kit for sale at a model show, it immediately appealed to my esoteric taste in large scale model aircraft. The kit boxing that I have appears to be similar to the earliest release of the kit, although it was still shrink wrapped and in excellent condition for its apparent age.
     

     

     
    The decals were not quite up to scratch and having a mask cutter, I set out to find an appropriate and attractive scheme upon which to apply to this model. I wanted to have it retain its classic Piper looks but have a modern take on it. The one aircraft that was jumping out at me was VH-OLD, a Western Australian based Tri Pacer. I was able to tick a few boxes here; Australian subject, beautiful retro scheme, great Rego (with the emphasis on the OLD part!) and of course some nice clear photos of the aircraft which would enable me to use my Silhouette Portrait mask cutter to full advantage.
     

     
    I recently made contact with the owner of VH-OLD, Philip Maley and he was able to send me a comprehensive history of the aircraft which I have partially reproduced here. The aircraft started out as VH-RST, purchased brand new by the Royal New South Wales Aero club in Bankstown in 1958, where it was unpacked from a shipping crate and assembled. It then changed hands in 1963 and became VH-BST, based in Queensland where it also carried out flying school duties. Sometime after that it then moved to Western Australia where it was owned by various farmers. During this time, it was repaired after striking a sheep in 1969, and then unfortunately being blown over on its back at Wongan Hills in 1981. The aeroplane was then comprehensively restored by Mr R. Devenish to the state that it is in now, then passed along to another owner before being purchased by Philip in 2006 where it has been ever since. (photos from the Geoff Goodall collection)
     

     
    Some historic images of the aeroplane:
     
    As VH-RST
     

     

     
    As VH-BST at Wongan Hills
     

     

     
    During restoration:
     

     

     
    After restoration:
     

     
    Whilst wanting to keep this model as out of the box as possible, there were a few details that I felt needed to be added. I was keen to retain the retro look and feel of the original release as I know that a lot of the older generation of modellers would have cut their teeth on these kits many years ago, and it was important to me that it would bring back memories of a far simpler time in modelling to someone who had built it in the past. The openable doors had to stay although I filled and rebuilt the hinges, losing the `snap fit’ nature of them. I retained all of the raised detail.
     
    I scratchbuilt:
     
    exhaust pipe
    spray deflector and torque link behind the nose wheel
    tail bumper
    anti collision light
    bell cranks to the ailerons and rudder with corresponding rigging
    antenna
    wheel covers
    landing lights.
    pitot tube
    diagonal bars inside cockpit
    seatbelts from metal foil.
    tailplane rigging with knitting in elastic
    I flattened the kit tires to simulate the weight of the aircraft.
     
    The model was finished with Gunze Sangyo acrylic over white Primer.
     
    Enjoy!
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Shaka HI reacted to Dandiego in Building Japanese   
    Detail painting on the nozzles.
     
     Metalizer Burnt iron followed by Exhaust. Some drybrushing with flat aluminum, a dark wash and then a silver pencil. 
     

     

     
    Colors are a little washed out by the flash.
     
    Dan
     
     
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    Shaka HI reacted to Dandiego in Building Japanese   
    Ask and you will receive.....
     
    This is verrrrry close to the final version of the camo colors. But every time  I look at this I find a new problem or over spray.
     
    Next up a panel wash.
     

     

     

     

     

     
    Dan
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    Shaka HI reacted to Dandiego in Building Japanese   
    A lot of masking, a lot of painting, a lot of mistakes....
     

     

     

     

     
    Many, many small corrections are needed and one really big one near the airbrake. Colorful huh?!
     
    I plan on fixing all of the painting mistakes before I unmask the areas that will be natural  metal.
     
    Dan
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    Shaka HI reacted to Dandiego in Building Japanese   
    It is not a Sharpie. I use a water based  marker that is made to use on vellum. I will get the exact type and post info when I get home tonight.
     
    Dan
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    Shaka HI reacted to Out2gtcha in Building Japanese   
    Grest work Dan!
    This one?
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    Shaka HI reacted to shark64 in MH 60 Academy SeaHawk. 1/35 scale.   
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    Shaka HI reacted to fightnjoe in 1/32 Hasegawa P-40E Finished   
    My plan with this build is to just go the way it takes me.
    First up is I do actually plan to use some after market.

    Some initial images.


    And then I let the voices guide me.





    Even a little off the wing.


    Overall there are some things I am not happy with and some I am.  Happy with the work in the cockpit so far.  The detail seems to resemble the pictures I have.  I am however still not sold on the frames.  The kit is the Grey.

    All comments, critique, and criticism are encouraged.

    Joe 
     
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    Shaka HI reacted to pascal JMW in P51A hobbycraft 1/32 scale   
    Colonel P.G Cochran the boss of 1 air commando squadron takes departure in first day light to support Chindits has the Burmese border ....
     

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    Shaka HI got a reaction from Out2gtcha in RFI - Extra 330 SC - N73KG   
    I was curious if this was on RFI, since I last logged in! What a gem!
     
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    Shaka HI reacted to TonyT in And there's more nakedness... B 17 and Stangs   
    P-51D duo-1 by Tony Taylor, on Flickr
     
    P-51D Miss Helen by Tony Taylor, on Flickr
     
    Nellie P-47 by Tony Taylor, on Flickr
     
    Mustang Rolling by Tony Taylor, on Flickr
     
    100%  crop, but small version posted here
     
    Sally B Flying by Tony Taylor, on Flickr
     
    Sally B wingover by Tony Taylor, on Flickr
     
    Sally B by Tony Taylor, on Flickr
     
    Sally B smoke by Tony Taylor, on Flickr
     
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    Shaka HI reacted to Piero in My big scales models   
    Hi,
     
    after almost 20 years spent on 1/48tth models, I moved to the bigger 1/32nd scale.
    Here some pics of the models I have completed in the last 5 years.
     
    Trumpeter A-4M Skyhawk in 1/32nd
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Trumpeter AV-8B Harrier II in 1/32nd
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Trumpeter Harrier GR.5 in 1/32nd
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Trumpeter Harrier GR.7 in 1/32nd
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Trumpeter Harrier GR.9A in 1/32nd
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Trumpeter AV-8B+ Harrier II Plus in 1/32nd
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Tamiya F-16CJ in 1/32nd
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Revell Hawk T.1 in 1/32nd
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Italeri Mirage 5BA in 1/32nd
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Italeri Nesher in 1/32nd
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    … and now something even bigger… Trumpeter Hurricane IIC in 1/24th
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Airfix Harrier GR.3 in 1/24th
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    At the moment I’m working on a DayGlo FIAT G.91R-1B in 1/32nd.
     
    CIAO!
    Piero
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    Shaka HI reacted to mark31 in F-14A Alicat   
    here my entry for this groupbuild

     
    What im going to use
    the old tamiya F-14A
    i know lot off work ahaed but im looking forward to do this
    I love the F-14 and also the camo
    so what can go wrong
    A lot off scribbing ahaed
     
    The kit and aftermarket

     

     
    Mark
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    Shaka HI reacted to Chris1811 in A-4M "The Little Scooter"   
    Now a few pictures to finish that have been made in the style of the 80s.

     

     

     

     

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    Shaka HI reacted to Chris1811 in A-4M "The Little Scooter"   
    Looked from the top of the old lady.....

    .......for me the most beautiful shot
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
     
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    Shaka HI reacted to Chris1811 in A-4M "The Little Scooter"   
    Hey guys
    Here is another model that I built years ago and now wants to show here.
    This is the trumpeter a-4 m.
    The kit is really top, but I still have a little accessories installed.
    I built an A-4 m USS Marines  "VMA-214 Blacksheep ". The decals come from the kit and are very easy to process.
     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Shaka HI reacted to BiggTim in Something different - carrier deck display base!   
    While I was at Nationals, I saw some nice 1/32 resin display bases from ZM and Squadron, and it got me inspired. I bought one of the PSP bases from Squadron, because it was big enought for my P-38, and I could finish it myself; plus I knew I could never make my own that well for the 22 bucks it cost me to buy it.
     
    Not to disparage a company I respect, but frankly, I was not really happy with the detailing or the texture on the ZM bases, especially the carrier deck one. So I picked up a couple sets of the PE US Carrier deck tie down strips from Tom's Model Works, ordered some 3/16" plastic channel from Plastruct, and set about making my own base when I got home. After a lot of trial and error, here are some quick shots with my phone of the final product, with my Hellcat on it as intended. What do you guys think?
     



     
    Tim
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    Shaka HI reacted to Chris1811 in English Electric Lightning MK.6   
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    Shaka HI got a reaction from MikeMaben in Hurricane heading to HI   
    Thanks, Troy. It's been a bit hectic for me at work lately. Lane was the last thing we needed. It's been awhile since we've been hit (Island of Oahu, 80% of the population resides on this Island) and looks like we've  dodged another bullet. It's still in the middle of Hurricane season and it's been a  very active season so far. I think there's another one headed our way (will be named "Norman" if it forms). Miriam shouldn't be an issue.
     
     
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    Shaka HI got a reaction from Troy Molitor in Hurricane heading to HI   
    Thanks, Troy. It's been a bit hectic for me at work lately. Lane was the last thing we needed. It's been awhile since we've been hit (Island of Oahu, 80% of the population resides on this Island) and looks like we've  dodged another bullet. It's still in the middle of Hurricane season and it's been a  very active season so far. I think there's another one headed our way (will be named "Norman" if it forms). Miriam shouldn't be an issue.
     
     
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    Shaka HI got a reaction from BloorwestSiR in Hurricane heading to HI   
    Thanks, Troy. It's been a bit hectic for me at work lately. Lane was the last thing we needed. It's been awhile since we've been hit (Island of Oahu, 80% of the population resides on this Island) and looks like we've  dodged another bullet. It's still in the middle of Hurricane season and it's been a  very active season so far. I think there's another one headed our way (will be named "Norman" if it forms). Miriam shouldn't be an issue.
     
     
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    Shaka HI reacted to GDW in 1/12 ESCI F-16 Cockpit   
    This model is the old, ESCI 1/12 scale F-16 Cockpit, which was released by AMT as well. It was built in 1998. 
     
    Right out of the box it is a impressive model and I just tweaked it here and there. The major improvements involved changing the toy like appearance of the instrument panel and scratch building a new throttle handle. The restraining harness belts on the ejection seat were made out of medical tape because the kit belts were just not up to par. The oxygen hose and g-suit hose are wound guitar string. The seat cushions are epoxy putty covered with tissue paper soaked in a 50:50 solution of water and white glue. 
     
     

     

     

     

     

     
     
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    Shaka HI reacted to 1to1scale in News Flash! Curtis P-40 production line starting up!   
    It’s been a long 2 whole months since I have mangled any styrene with intent...but the dry spell is over. I have spent the last two months packing, moving, and then unpacking. My hobby room/office is not finished yet, and my work benches are still a week away, but a card gamble and some Tamiya glue is all I need to get started. The walls are painted and carpet is installed, this was a long ordeal because nobody stocks carpet in 15 foot widths except for beige. This MY room! I am going to hang airplane and Star Wars **** all over it! Told my wife to let me (asked politely) do as I please in there.
     
    I spent the last month buying every P-40 I could get my hands on, and accumulating some AM bits and bobs for them. I have also been trying to chase down the final versions of what I wanted to build, the last one decided this morning. To keep me on track, I’m going to stick with these. I now have all the decals and masks on hand or ordered, with the only exception being the Turkish version, which I have not found any decals to make, so I’m going to have to custom mask them. 
     

     

     

     
    Here we go, let’s see how confusing it gets with 8 planes on the bench!
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