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    AlexM got a reaction from Coneheadff in 1/32 Marauder   
    Hello there, again little progress.
    One thing that causes headache is the main landing gear, which is angeled forward in a scary way, while the whole model is rather heavy, not least because of the counterweights to prevent the notorious tail-sitting. The green one, which is printed as one single part, is in no way strong enough, will bend and propably breake. I'm thinking about metal casting by a goldsmith, but I guess this wouldn't be cheap. So right now, I'll try a multi-piece landing gear with 2mm steel rod enforcement. The upper part of the fork now consists of two halves which cover a bent steel rod.  There are still weak spots, but maybe it works. Whish me luck 
     

     

     

     
    Cheers
    Alex
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    AlexM got a reaction from Starfighter in 1/32 Marauder   
    Hello there, again little progress.
    One thing that causes headache is the main landing gear, which is angeled forward in a scary way, while the whole model is rather heavy, not least because of the counterweights to prevent the notorious tail-sitting. The green one, which is printed as one single part, is in no way strong enough, will bend and propably breake. I'm thinking about metal casting by a goldsmith, but I guess this wouldn't be cheap. So right now, I'll try a multi-piece landing gear with 2mm steel rod enforcement. The upper part of the fork now consists of two halves which cover a bent steel rod.  There are still weak spots, but maybe it works. Whish me luck 
     

     

     

     
    Cheers
    Alex
  3. Like
    AlexM got a reaction from CANicoll in 1/32 Marauder   
    Little Marauder update:
    Over the weekend, I made some more clear vacuformed parts for the nose, turret and tail. The nose must be redone as I wasn't careful enough when romoving from the mould, so what you see is just for a quick demonstration:
     

     

     

     

     

     

     
    It all still need some clean-up, but overall the plan seems to work out.
     
    I enlarged the opening in the fuselage for the turret since I have the impression the turret is too small on the plan from the Warpaint book. Somewhere I read that the turret diameter is 41 inch.
     
    Talking about the turret, the obvious question arises: what color for the turret? On some pictures they are some kind of interior green:
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4908/44189918460_86a363267c.jpg
    That's the turret from Flak Bait:
    https://thumbs-media.smithsonianmag.com/filer/86/6f/866f22ba-be2d-49fa-b846-9b78c6983c8a/4.jpg__1072x0_q85_upscale.jpg
    Here, the turret seems to be metal/aluminium:
    https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5099/5521447033_6b3d731ef3_b.jpg
    Here not:
    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/HG_DQC1deB0/maxresdefault.jpg
    Here on the production line, they are black/dark grey:
    http://320thbg.org/martin_marauder/domes_destruction.jpg
     
    At the moment, I tend to black/dark grey for my model, but any additional information would be welcome.
     
    Cheers
    Alex.
     
     
  4. Like
    AlexM got a reaction from GROWLER 96 in 1/32 Marauder   
    Hello there, again little progress.
    One thing that causes headache is the main landing gear, which is angeled forward in a scary way, while the whole model is rather heavy, not least because of the counterweights to prevent the notorious tail-sitting. The green one, which is printed as one single part, is in no way strong enough, will bend and propably breake. I'm thinking about metal casting by a goldsmith, but I guess this wouldn't be cheap. So right now, I'll try a multi-piece landing gear with 2mm steel rod enforcement. The upper part of the fork now consists of two halves which cover a bent steel rod.  There are still weak spots, but maybe it works. Whish me luck 
     

     

     

     
    Cheers
    Alex
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    AlexM reacted to BiggTim in 1/32 Marauder   
    Very impressive!!
  6. Like
    AlexM reacted to Out2gtcha in 1/32 Marauder   
    Nice one Alex! This is really a motivational and inspirational type WIP IMHO.  I think the future of our hobby in part lies in the 3D world, and I suspect like every single other type of medium advance it will eventually be easier to do and more cost effective. 
     
    The end result here of the model itself is a dazzling display of what can be done if you have the knowledge and skill. Looking forward to more! 
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    AlexM got a reaction from Out2gtcha in IBG Models - 1:32 PZL P.11c Test Build   
    Allright, I couldn't resist and placed an order for the standard edition, together with a Gladiator
  8. Like
    AlexM got a reaction from R Palimaka in IBG Models - 1:32 PZL P.11c Test Build   
    Allright, I couldn't resist and placed an order for the standard edition, together with a Gladiator
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    AlexM reacted to Jan_G in IBG Models - 1:32 PZL P.11c Test Build   
    plastmodel.pl is taking preorders as well
     
    43,63€ for regular version
    72,64€ for limited edition
     
    https://www.plastmodel.pl/p/653/44844/ibg-32001-pzl-p-11c-polish-fighter-1-32-.html
    https://www.plastmodel.pl/p/653/44845/ibg-32003l-pzl-p-11c-polish-fighter-limited-edition-1-32-.html
     
     
  10. Like
    AlexM reacted to Flachenty in PZL P.11c 1/32 IBG Models   
    The project has been completed, so it's time for the gallery.
    The model was made of prototype moldings.
    Thanks to the cooperation with Yahu and Master, I was able to equip the model with add-ons that these companies will offer to valorise this aircraft (dashboards, rifles, Venturi tube).
    I made some elements myself: cables, propeller blades, wing container for ammunition and elements of the inside of the wing).
    I painted the model with Bilmodel Makers and Hataka paints.
    The markings were made using masks of our own production (thanks Marco).
    Photos of the first test model and workshop can be viewed here: 
     
     
    I invite you to watch.

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    AlexM got a reaction from Iain in 1/32 Marauder   
    Little Marauder update:
    Over the weekend, I made some more clear vacuformed parts for the nose, turret and tail. The nose must be redone as I wasn't careful enough when romoving from the mould, so what you see is just for a quick demonstration:
     

     

     

     

     

     

     
    It all still need some clean-up, but overall the plan seems to work out.
     
    I enlarged the opening in the fuselage for the turret since I have the impression the turret is too small on the plan from the Warpaint book. Somewhere I read that the turret diameter is 41 inch.
     
    Talking about the turret, the obvious question arises: what color for the turret? On some pictures they are some kind of interior green:
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4908/44189918460_86a363267c.jpg
    That's the turret from Flak Bait:
    https://thumbs-media.smithsonianmag.com/filer/86/6f/866f22ba-be2d-49fa-b846-9b78c6983c8a/4.jpg__1072x0_q85_upscale.jpg
    Here, the turret seems to be metal/aluminium:
    https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5099/5521447033_6b3d731ef3_b.jpg
    Here not:
    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/HG_DQC1deB0/maxresdefault.jpg
    Here on the production line, they are black/dark grey:
    http://320thbg.org/martin_marauder/domes_destruction.jpg
     
    At the moment, I tend to black/dark grey for my model, but any additional information would be welcome.
     
    Cheers
    Alex.
     
     
  12. Like
    AlexM got a reaction from TAG in 1/32 Marauder   
    Little Marauder update:
    Over the weekend, I made some more clear vacuformed parts for the nose, turret and tail. The nose must be redone as I wasn't careful enough when romoving from the mould, so what you see is just for a quick demonstration:
     

     

     

     

     

     

     
    It all still need some clean-up, but overall the plan seems to work out.
     
    I enlarged the opening in the fuselage for the turret since I have the impression the turret is too small on the plan from the Warpaint book. Somewhere I read that the turret diameter is 41 inch.
     
    Talking about the turret, the obvious question arises: what color for the turret? On some pictures they are some kind of interior green:
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4908/44189918460_86a363267c.jpg
    That's the turret from Flak Bait:
    https://thumbs-media.smithsonianmag.com/filer/86/6f/866f22ba-be2d-49fa-b846-9b78c6983c8a/4.jpg__1072x0_q85_upscale.jpg
    Here, the turret seems to be metal/aluminium:
    https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5099/5521447033_6b3d731ef3_b.jpg
    Here not:
    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/HG_DQC1deB0/maxresdefault.jpg
    Here on the production line, they are black/dark grey:
    http://320thbg.org/martin_marauder/domes_destruction.jpg
     
    At the moment, I tend to black/dark grey for my model, but any additional information would be welcome.
     
    Cheers
    Alex.
     
     
  13. Like
    AlexM got a reaction from Coneheadff in 1/32 Marauder   
    Little Marauder update:
    Over the weekend, I made some more clear vacuformed parts for the nose, turret and tail. The nose must be redone as I wasn't careful enough when romoving from the mould, so what you see is just for a quick demonstration:
     

     

     

     

     

     

     
    It all still need some clean-up, but overall the plan seems to work out.
     
    I enlarged the opening in the fuselage for the turret since I have the impression the turret is too small on the plan from the Warpaint book. Somewhere I read that the turret diameter is 41 inch.
     
    Talking about the turret, the obvious question arises: what color for the turret? On some pictures they are some kind of interior green:
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4908/44189918460_86a363267c.jpg
    That's the turret from Flak Bait:
    https://thumbs-media.smithsonianmag.com/filer/86/6f/866f22ba-be2d-49fa-b846-9b78c6983c8a/4.jpg__1072x0_q85_upscale.jpg
    Here, the turret seems to be metal/aluminium:
    https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5099/5521447033_6b3d731ef3_b.jpg
    Here not:
    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/HG_DQC1deB0/maxresdefault.jpg
    Here on the production line, they are black/dark grey:
    http://320thbg.org/martin_marauder/domes_destruction.jpg
     
    At the moment, I tend to black/dark grey for my model, but any additional information would be welcome.
     
    Cheers
    Alex.
     
     
  14. Like
    AlexM got a reaction from CANicoll in 1/32 Marauder   
    Hi Jason,
    so true, those Soviet twins in "our" scale would be great, as well as an Il-4.
     
     
    Thanks a lot!
     
    Christmas holiday means modeling time 
    Sooner or later, the day will come when the fuselage halves get glued together. Before that, most interiors have to be done. One big challenge is the Martin 250 CE turret. I collected all photos I found, as well some handbooks and manuals. But I couldn't find one single scale drawing. The circumstance, that there were apparently variours versions of the turret with detail differneces doesn't make things easier. So, the end-result will contain some artistic licence and simplification. That's the current status of the 3d-model:
     

     

     
     
    I also took a closer look on the rear gunner station and realized that the end opening is way to narrow, so the rear section had to be redone. To make it fit to the rest of the fuselage, some comprises were still necassary. It's far from perfect, but hopefully better than the old part:
     

     

     
    The silver one is the old part
     

     

     

     

     
    Cheers
    Alex
     
     
  15. Like
    AlexM got a reaction from Iain in 1/32 Marauder   
    Hi Jason,
    so true, those Soviet twins in "our" scale would be great, as well as an Il-4.
     
     
    Thanks a lot!
     
    Christmas holiday means modeling time 
    Sooner or later, the day will come when the fuselage halves get glued together. Before that, most interiors have to be done. One big challenge is the Martin 250 CE turret. I collected all photos I found, as well some handbooks and manuals. But I couldn't find one single scale drawing. The circumstance, that there were apparently variours versions of the turret with detail differneces doesn't make things easier. So, the end-result will contain some artistic licence and simplification. That's the current status of the 3d-model:
     

     

     
     
    I also took a closer look on the rear gunner station and realized that the end opening is way to narrow, so the rear section had to be redone. To make it fit to the rest of the fuselage, some comprises were still necassary. It's far from perfect, but hopefully better than the old part:
     

     

     
    The silver one is the old part
     

     

     

     

     
    Cheers
    Alex
     
     
  16. Like
    AlexM got a reaction from Uncarina in Craft Cutters For Masks Thread   
    Today I received my Silhouette Portrait 2, and a 5 meter roll of ORAMAS 810 which should last for a while
     
    For a first try I took a US insignia picture from wikipedia. Since I'm not really familiar yet with vector graphics, I just imported the picture as screenshot (raster graphic). In the Sihouette software, the picture can be easily transformed into cutting lines. I tried without the cutting mat, adjusted the corresponding settings in the software (no cutting mat, vinyl as material), et voilà: full succes
     

     
    Seems to be a great tool, and - from my first impression - easier to use than i feared. Recommended!
     
    Cheers
    Alex
     
  17. Like
    AlexM got a reaction from Madmax in 1/32 Marauder   
    Little Marauder update:
    Over the weekend, I made some more clear vacuformed parts for the nose, turret and tail. The nose must be redone as I wasn't careful enough when romoving from the mould, so what you see is just for a quick demonstration:
     

     

     

     

     

     

     
    It all still need some clean-up, but overall the plan seems to work out.
     
    I enlarged the opening in the fuselage for the turret since I have the impression the turret is too small on the plan from the Warpaint book. Somewhere I read that the turret diameter is 41 inch.
     
    Talking about the turret, the obvious question arises: what color for the turret? On some pictures they are some kind of interior green:
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4908/44189918460_86a363267c.jpg
    That's the turret from Flak Bait:
    https://thumbs-media.smithsonianmag.com/filer/86/6f/866f22ba-be2d-49fa-b846-9b78c6983c8a/4.jpg__1072x0_q85_upscale.jpg
    Here, the turret seems to be metal/aluminium:
    https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5099/5521447033_6b3d731ef3_b.jpg
    Here not:
    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/HG_DQC1deB0/maxresdefault.jpg
    Here on the production line, they are black/dark grey:
    http://320thbg.org/martin_marauder/domes_destruction.jpg
     
    At the moment, I tend to black/dark grey for my model, but any additional information would be welcome.
     
    Cheers
    Alex.
     
     
  18. Thanks
    AlexM got a reaction from Kagemusha in Craft Cutters For Masks Thread   
    Today I received my Silhouette Portrait 2, and a 5 meter roll of ORAMAS 810 which should last for a while
     
    For a first try I took a US insignia picture from wikipedia. Since I'm not really familiar yet with vector graphics, I just imported the picture as screenshot (raster graphic). In the Sihouette software, the picture can be easily transformed into cutting lines. I tried without the cutting mat, adjusted the corresponding settings in the software (no cutting mat, vinyl as material), et voilà: full succes
     

     
    Seems to be a great tool, and - from my first impression - easier to use than i feared. Recommended!
     
    Cheers
    Alex
     
  19. Like
    AlexM got a reaction from nmayhew in 1/32 Marauder   
    Little Marauder update:
    Over the weekend, I made some more clear vacuformed parts for the nose, turret and tail. The nose must be redone as I wasn't careful enough when romoving from the mould, so what you see is just for a quick demonstration:
     

     

     

     

     

     

     
    It all still need some clean-up, but overall the plan seems to work out.
     
    I enlarged the opening in the fuselage for the turret since I have the impression the turret is too small on the plan from the Warpaint book. Somewhere I read that the turret diameter is 41 inch.
     
    Talking about the turret, the obvious question arises: what color for the turret? On some pictures they are some kind of interior green:
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4908/44189918460_86a363267c.jpg
    That's the turret from Flak Bait:
    https://thumbs-media.smithsonianmag.com/filer/86/6f/866f22ba-be2d-49fa-b846-9b78c6983c8a/4.jpg__1072x0_q85_upscale.jpg
    Here, the turret seems to be metal/aluminium:
    https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5099/5521447033_6b3d731ef3_b.jpg
    Here not:
    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/HG_DQC1deB0/maxresdefault.jpg
    Here on the production line, they are black/dark grey:
    http://320thbg.org/martin_marauder/domes_destruction.jpg
     
    At the moment, I tend to black/dark grey for my model, but any additional information would be welcome.
     
    Cheers
    Alex.
     
     
  20. Like
    AlexM got a reaction from Anthony in NZ in 1/32 Marauder   
    Little Marauder update:
    Over the weekend, I made some more clear vacuformed parts for the nose, turret and tail. The nose must be redone as I wasn't careful enough when romoving from the mould, so what you see is just for a quick demonstration:
     

     

     

     

     

     

     
    It all still need some clean-up, but overall the plan seems to work out.
     
    I enlarged the opening in the fuselage for the turret since I have the impression the turret is too small on the plan from the Warpaint book. Somewhere I read that the turret diameter is 41 inch.
     
    Talking about the turret, the obvious question arises: what color for the turret? On some pictures they are some kind of interior green:
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4908/44189918460_86a363267c.jpg
    That's the turret from Flak Bait:
    https://thumbs-media.smithsonianmag.com/filer/86/6f/866f22ba-be2d-49fa-b846-9b78c6983c8a/4.jpg__1072x0_q85_upscale.jpg
    Here, the turret seems to be metal/aluminium:
    https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5099/5521447033_6b3d731ef3_b.jpg
    Here not:
    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/HG_DQC1deB0/maxresdefault.jpg
    Here on the production line, they are black/dark grey:
    http://320thbg.org/martin_marauder/domes_destruction.jpg
     
    At the moment, I tend to black/dark grey for my model, but any additional information would be welcome.
     
    Cheers
    Alex.
     
     
  21. Like
    AlexM got a reaction from patricksparks in 1/32 Marauder   
    Little Marauder update:
    Over the weekend, I made some more clear vacuformed parts for the nose, turret and tail. The nose must be redone as I wasn't careful enough when romoving from the mould, so what you see is just for a quick demonstration:
     

     

     

     

     

     

     
    It all still need some clean-up, but overall the plan seems to work out.
     
    I enlarged the opening in the fuselage for the turret since I have the impression the turret is too small on the plan from the Warpaint book. Somewhere I read that the turret diameter is 41 inch.
     
    Talking about the turret, the obvious question arises: what color for the turret? On some pictures they are some kind of interior green:
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4908/44189918460_86a363267c.jpg
    That's the turret from Flak Bait:
    https://thumbs-media.smithsonianmag.com/filer/86/6f/866f22ba-be2d-49fa-b846-9b78c6983c8a/4.jpg__1072x0_q85_upscale.jpg
    Here, the turret seems to be metal/aluminium:
    https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5099/5521447033_6b3d731ef3_b.jpg
    Here not:
    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/HG_DQC1deB0/maxresdefault.jpg
    Here on the production line, they are black/dark grey:
    http://320thbg.org/martin_marauder/domes_destruction.jpg
     
    At the moment, I tend to black/dark grey for my model, but any additional information would be welcome.
     
    Cheers
    Alex.
     
     
  22. Like
    AlexM got a reaction from nmayhew in 1/32 Marauder   
    Hi Jason,
    so true, those Soviet twins in "our" scale would be great, as well as an Il-4.
     
     
    Thanks a lot!
     
    Christmas holiday means modeling time 
    Sooner or later, the day will come when the fuselage halves get glued together. Before that, most interiors have to be done. One big challenge is the Martin 250 CE turret. I collected all photos I found, as well some handbooks and manuals. But I couldn't find one single scale drawing. The circumstance, that there were apparently variours versions of the turret with detail differneces doesn't make things easier. So, the end-result will contain some artistic licence and simplification. That's the current status of the 3d-model:
     

     

     
     
    I also took a closer look on the rear gunner station and realized that the end opening is way to narrow, so the rear section had to be redone. To make it fit to the rest of the fuselage, some comprises were still necassary. It's far from perfect, but hopefully better than the old part:
     

     

     
    The silver one is the old part
     

     

     

     

     
    Cheers
    Alex
     
     
  23. Like
    AlexM got a reaction from Starfighter in 1/32 Marauder   
    Little Marauder update:
    Over the weekend, I made some more clear vacuformed parts for the nose, turret and tail. The nose must be redone as I wasn't careful enough when romoving from the mould, so what you see is just for a quick demonstration:
     

     

     

     

     

     

     
    It all still need some clean-up, but overall the plan seems to work out.
     
    I enlarged the opening in the fuselage for the turret since I have the impression the turret is too small on the plan from the Warpaint book. Somewhere I read that the turret diameter is 41 inch.
     
    Talking about the turret, the obvious question arises: what color for the turret? On some pictures they are some kind of interior green:
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4908/44189918460_86a363267c.jpg
    That's the turret from Flak Bait:
    https://thumbs-media.smithsonianmag.com/filer/86/6f/866f22ba-be2d-49fa-b846-9b78c6983c8a/4.jpg__1072x0_q85_upscale.jpg
    Here, the turret seems to be metal/aluminium:
    https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5099/5521447033_6b3d731ef3_b.jpg
    Here not:
    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/HG_DQC1deB0/maxresdefault.jpg
    Here on the production line, they are black/dark grey:
    http://320thbg.org/martin_marauder/domes_destruction.jpg
     
    At the moment, I tend to black/dark grey for my model, but any additional information would be welcome.
     
    Cheers
    Alex.
     
     
  24. Like
    AlexM got a reaction from USMC Herc in 1/32 Marauder   
    Just printed the corrugated floor for the rear gunner station.
     

     
    And I found this document which contains some information about the rear Bell M-6 turret.
     
    http://hangarthirteen.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Pages_from_Army-Navy_Index_of_Aeronautical_Equipment_-_Volume_5_-_Armament_Section_2.1_Gunnery.pdf
     
     
     
    The end fuselage section, which is printed with resin, is glued on a thin styrene sheet with superglue. So, it can later be attached to the rest of the fuselage with normal model cement without the risk of fogging on any clear parts.
     
    Alex
  25. Like
    AlexM got a reaction from blackbetty in 1/32 Marauder   
    Little Marauder update:
    Over the weekend, I made some more clear vacuformed parts for the nose, turret and tail. The nose must be redone as I wasn't careful enough when romoving from the mould, so what you see is just for a quick demonstration:
     

     

     

     

     

     

     
    It all still need some clean-up, but overall the plan seems to work out.
     
    I enlarged the opening in the fuselage for the turret since I have the impression the turret is too small on the plan from the Warpaint book. Somewhere I read that the turret diameter is 41 inch.
     
    Talking about the turret, the obvious question arises: what color for the turret? On some pictures they are some kind of interior green:
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4908/44189918460_86a363267c.jpg
    That's the turret from Flak Bait:
    https://thumbs-media.smithsonianmag.com/filer/86/6f/866f22ba-be2d-49fa-b846-9b78c6983c8a/4.jpg__1072x0_q85_upscale.jpg
    Here, the turret seems to be metal/aluminium:
    https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5099/5521447033_6b3d731ef3_b.jpg
    Here not:
    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/HG_DQC1deB0/maxresdefault.jpg
    Here on the production line, they are black/dark grey:
    http://320thbg.org/martin_marauder/domes_destruction.jpg
     
    At the moment, I tend to black/dark grey for my model, but any additional information would be welcome.
     
    Cheers
    Alex.
     
     
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