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    1/24 Airfix Hurricane MkI...and G-6!

    Outstanding work, the riveting is mind blowing. Ernest
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    1/32 Revell FW-190 F-8

    Welcome aboard Jeff. Your pit looks very nice and the HGW seatbelts look outstanding. I only use either HGW or Radu's seatbelts on 1/32 builds as I think they look much better than PE ones. I am considering getting this kit, and it looks like the cowl can be an issue based on the comments in this thread. You seem to have gotten it to fit just fine though. Ernest
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    Yak-3 Special Hobby

    Thank you for the kind reply and description. Ernest
  4. Fantastic build Iain. What is your photo setup, the pictures look outstanding. Ernest
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    Trumpeter 1/32 P-40B Tomahawk

    Very nice and well constructed build. Ernest
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    Revell/Tamiya P-51 build

    Very nice work on this one John. The pit looks very nice and your filling skills with putty are near perfect, respect. Ernest
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    Yak-3 Special Hobby

    Superb work all around, you have convinced me to build my SH Yak-3 next. If I may, what is the contraption holding the model in your last few photos? Ernest
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    Tamiya F4U-1a Corsair

    Thank you everyone for the kind comments and warm welcome. Ernest
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    Eduard Bf 109E-4 1/32 Profipack

    Nice start on a nice kit Tim. I built this kit a few years ago to resemble Helmut Wick's aircraft circa late October 1940. I thought it went together nicely, though, like Ian, I did modify the engine and MG Tray assembly a bit to get the cowling to fit well. Ernest
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    Tamiya F4U-1a Corsair

    Thank you for the very kind comments everyone. I have completed the Corsair and base. Below are some photos of the finished model. I am guessing that it is also appropriate to post some photos in the finished model section also. The photos were taken using my photo tent setup. The subtle shading shows up a bit better under diffused lighting. I made a very simple frame for the base, which turned out fairly well. I'll start with a few medium distance shots. IMG_0923 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr IMG_0922 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr IMG_0921 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr IMG_0917 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr And some closer range photos. IMG_0915 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr IMG_0909 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr IMG_0920 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr And to finish some close up shots. IMG_0908 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr IMG_0906 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr IMG_0877 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr IMG_0895 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr IMG_0899 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr
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    Tamiya F4U-1a Corsair

    The last set for today is a progression of shots showing how I finished the base, which is a True Details resin base. I took these shots on my bench and the harsh direct lighting tends to washout a lot of the subtle shading and highlights. Those should show up better when I shoot the finished build in my photo tent under diffused lighting. IMG_0867 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr The raw base cleaned and ready for painting. IMG_0867 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr Glossy black under coat. IMG_0870 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr Base coat of Tamiya XF64 and XF52 mixed at a 4:1 ratio. IMG_0872 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr Base coat on the groundwork XF52 and XF55 at 3:2 ratio. IMG_0874 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr Two shades of ground reddish brown pastel chalk before blending. IMG_0875 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr Medium close view after initial blending. IMG_0876 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr Blending and highlights complete, unfortunately the effect is very stark under direct lighting. IMG_0877 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr Final shot showing a PSP panel imbedded in the ground after all shading and highlighting is complete.
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    Tamiya F4U-1a Corsair

    Some more photos of the weathering process. IMG_0866 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr Wing fold are after weathering IMG_0896 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr Weathered Cowling and engine detail IMG_0908 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr One of the wheel wells after weathering is complete.
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    Tamiya F4U-1a Corsair

    Thank you for the kind comments guys. I was able to spend a huge amount of time on the build over the past week and made a lot of progress. Below are some photos of where I am thus far. If nothing unusual comes up I should be able to complete this build in the next few days. IMG_0849 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr Completed chipping effects and fading. IMG_0851 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr Close up of fading on top of fuselage IMG_0859 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr Weathering complete on the engine IMG_0860 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr Close up of some of the chipping on the leading edge of the wing. I also attempted to fade the upper color into the lower one. The chipping is a combination of the hairspray technique and a silver pen. IMG_0861 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr Hydraulic and electrical lines are roughed in place. IMG_0864 by Ernest Roth, on Flickr Painting underway. A few more shots follow in my next post. Ernest
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    1/32 Tamiya Corsair Mk. II

    Welcome John! Superb work on the cockpit, especially the Sutton Harness. Is it the HGW one? I used that harness in a Spitfire I build I did a couple of years ago, it is very nice, like all the HGW seatbelts. I think your color scheme is looking good as well. Ernest
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    Arado 196 A-3: FINISHED !

    Hi Erwin, I built this kit a few years ago. Other then the IP and canopy, which you rightly point out is not the best designed, it is a pretty decent kit. I look forward to your paint scheme. Ernest
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