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    Dpgsbody55 got a reaction from Martinnfb in 1/24 Airfix F6F-5 Hellcat "Kicked Up A Notch" May 12/21: Cockpit before closing it up   
    One for me to bookmark when I finally get around to building mine, possibly next year.  Looking forward to this build.
     

     
     
    Cheers,
    Michael
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    Dpgsbody55 got a reaction from Martinnfb in Roden 1/32 Albatros D.III (OAW), Oblt. Josef Loeser   
    Great looking model so far.  I like your wood painting and engine.  Very well done. 
     
     
    Cheers,
    Michael
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    Dpgsbody55 got a reaction from Martinnfb in Royal Navy Martlet Mk V from Revell   
    Is that the one with the folding wings??  I remember building that one about 2o years ago.  First time I built it, despite it being released more than 20 years before I got mine.
     
    Nice to see a golden oldie being built. 
     
     
    Cheers,
    Michael
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    Dpgsbody55 got a reaction from Martinnfb in FIAT CR 42 ICM   
    Nicely done, and your camo scheme looks great. 
     
     
    Cheer,
    Michael
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    Dpgsbody55 got a reaction from MikeMaben in Birdcage Corsair   
    Painting this model is edging closer to completion.  I've now finished the basic colours after a little re-do of the feather edges.  I'm still not entirely happy with them, but it's OK.  The wing top surfaces and tail surfaces where these are cloth covered have been painted in a slightly lighter shade of Intermediate Blue as well.
     
    Top sides:
     

     
    Lower sides.  I've used the closed undercarriage doors as masking.  Very nice of Tamiya to provide these parts for such a use too. 
     

     
    And another view of the top sides.
     

     
    The outer wings are still not attached at this stage but may well go on soon.  Before that happens, I'll be painting the wing walks and fuel tank sealing tape, then uncover the scratch masking before going to gloss varnish, decals and flat varnish.
     
    Getting there .
     
     
    Cheers,
    Michael
     
     
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    Dpgsbody55 got a reaction from JefH in 1/32 Eduard BF-109 E4   
    Nice 109E, and I like that you haven't overly weathered it too. 
     
    Cheers,
    Michael
     
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    Dpgsbody55 got a reaction from scvrobeson in 1/24 Airfix F6F-5 Hellcat "Kicked Up A Notch" May 12/21: Cockpit before closing it up   
    I prefer a lightly weathered approach, myself, as in a plane that hasn't yet seen much action as many indeed did not.
     
     
    Cheers,
    Michael
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    Dpgsbody55 got a reaction from JayW in 1/24 Airfix F6F-5 Hellcat "Kicked Up A Notch" May 12/21: Cockpit before closing it up   
    I prefer a lightly weathered approach, myself, as in a plane that hasn't yet seen much action as many indeed did not.
     
     
    Cheers,
    Michael
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    Dpgsbody55 got a reaction from mig011 in Trumpeter Wildcat   
    That looks pretty good.    Nicely done.
     
     
    Cheers,
    Michael
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    Dpgsbody55 got a reaction from chuck540z3 in 1/24 Airfix F6F-5 Hellcat "Kicked Up A Notch" May 12/21: Cockpit before closing it up   
    I prefer a lightly weathered approach, myself, as in a plane that hasn't yet seen much action as many indeed did not.
     
     
    Cheers,
    Michael
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    Dpgsbody55 got a reaction from BradG in Birdcage Corsair   
    Painting this model is edging closer to completion.  I've now finished the basic colours after a little re-do of the feather edges.  I'm still not entirely happy with them, but it's OK.  The wing top surfaces and tail surfaces where these are cloth covered have been painted in a slightly lighter shade of Intermediate Blue as well.
     
    Top sides:
     

     
    Lower sides.  I've used the closed undercarriage doors as masking.  Very nice of Tamiya to provide these parts for such a use too. 
     

     
    And another view of the top sides.
     

     
    The outer wings are still not attached at this stage but may well go on soon.  Before that happens, I'll be painting the wing walks and fuel tank sealing tape, then uncover the scratch masking before going to gloss varnish, decals and flat varnish.
     
    Getting there .
     
     
    Cheers,
    Michael
     
     
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    Dpgsbody55 reacted to FreightDog in B-17G “A bit o’lace”   
    WIP thread here https://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?/topic/85552-hk-models-132-b-17g/

    Here is my reference pic. She and her crew went through 83 missions and she survived the war only to end up scrapped.  I’ve not aimed for a 100% replica of the original, but enough hopefully to capture her likeness:

    My longest project ever a year on & off. Magic Scale Modelling light & sound so there’s a link to a short video of the startup & shutdown process at the end. I might add some more pics & another video later showing the lighting but the aluminium needed outdoor shots to do justice. Thanks for looking. 


     

     

     



     










    Seldom have I placed my faith in any higher body more than when I released my grip after fixing this to its wall mount. Thank you HKM for this superb bonus!


     
    If you watch the video don’t forget to turn the sound up!
     
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    Dpgsbody55 reacted to JefH in 1/32 Eduard BF-109 E4   
    Hello.
     
    Here is my completed Eduard 1/32 BF-109 E-4.  It was built mostly OOB, with the exception of HGW belts, Aires wheels and some various Airscale decals.  The kit goes together fairly well except the fit on the nose, radiators and oil cooler are terrible.  
     
    I also tried AK Real colours aircraft lacquer line for the first time and they maybe my go to brand from here on out.
     
    Cheers - Jeff
     
     
     
     











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    Dpgsbody55 reacted to mig011 in Trumpeter Wildcat   
    Trumpeter's fine model, naval aviation is my favorite sight, from WWII until today.
     

     

     

     

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    Dpgsbody55 reacted to JefH in Eduard BF-109 E4   
    Well I'm going to call this one done.  Finished in less than 3 months is probably a record for me.
     
    The Eduard kit is certainly the hardest aircraft kit I've built since returning to the hobby.  But not so bad I won't build another up as a crashed dio some time.
     
    Thanks for all the encouragement along the way and pointing out a couple errors I made.
     
    Next up for me a Spitfire MK I to display along side the Emil
     
    Thanks for looking - Jeff  
     










     
     
     
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    Dpgsbody55 reacted to monthebiff in Tamiya F4U-1 Corsair as a FAA Corsair I, 5F JT 150   
    After realising the Brassin set wasn't going to work I've spent today painting and assembly the kit cowl.
     

     

     
    Some colour on this tomorrow and then we are definitely getting somewhere!
     
    Regards. Andy 
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    Dpgsbody55 got a reaction from Martinnfb in HPH LA-7   
    Looks great, and an interesting subject too.  Well done.    Hope we see more of your work here.
     
    Cheers,
    Michael
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    Dpgsbody55 got a reaction from denders in Birdcage Corsair   
    Painting this model is edging closer to completion.  I've now finished the basic colours after a little re-do of the feather edges.  I'm still not entirely happy with them, but it's OK.  The wing top surfaces and tail surfaces where these are cloth covered have been painted in a slightly lighter shade of Intermediate Blue as well.
     
    Top sides:
     

     
    Lower sides.  I've used the closed undercarriage doors as masking.  Very nice of Tamiya to provide these parts for such a use too. 
     

     
    And another view of the top sides.
     

     
    The outer wings are still not attached at this stage but may well go on soon.  Before that happens, I'll be painting the wing walks and fuel tank sealing tape, then uncover the scratch masking before going to gloss varnish, decals and flat varnish.
     
    Getting there .
     
     
    Cheers,
    Michael
     
     
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    Dpgsbody55 got a reaction from Derek B in R-2800 question   
    It depends on how much of the engine you want to display.  All 36 plug leads, plus the leads from the magnetos, are visible from the front, but the plugs on the back of each cylinder disappear as they pass through the cooling tins.  If you're doing a model with no removable cowlings, then it's only the front view you have to contend with.  If, like me, you like to have the cowlings off, then it gets more complicated.  I recently finished the engine on the Tamiya Corsair, and that was a bit of a juggle of parts to thread the plug leads through the cooling tins and into the back of the cylinders.  For those, I glued the plug leads into the cylinders first, then through the tins as I fitted those, then into the plug lead ring on the front of the engine.  It's just time and patience, and if you get tangled up, put it down and come back to it later.
     
     
    Cheers,
    Michael
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    Dpgsbody55 reacted to dutik in "Rocket science" - Fly's Bachem Ba-349 Natter   
    No updates so far. Had a family reunion after a covid-related long, long hiatus. Travel bans and such. Saw my mother and my siblings for the first time after over a year...
     
    Sorry, mates.
    - dutik
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    Dpgsbody55 reacted to bartinair in Fuji FA-200, 1/20 Nichimo   
    This is wat I got at this moment, it’s hard to tell! I will probably visit the plane later this week and will find out for you.
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    Dpgsbody55 got a reaction from LSP_Kevin in Birdcage Corsair   
    Painting this model is edging closer to completion.  I've now finished the basic colours after a little re-do of the feather edges.  I'm still not entirely happy with them, but it's OK.  The wing top surfaces and tail surfaces where these are cloth covered have been painted in a slightly lighter shade of Intermediate Blue as well.
     
    Top sides:
     

     
    Lower sides.  I've used the closed undercarriage doors as masking.  Very nice of Tamiya to provide these parts for such a use too. 
     

     
    And another view of the top sides.
     

     
    The outer wings are still not attached at this stage but may well go on soon.  Before that happens, I'll be painting the wing walks and fuel tank sealing tape, then uncover the scratch masking before going to gloss varnish, decals and flat varnish.
     
    Getting there .
     
     
    Cheers,
    Michael
     
     
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    Dpgsbody55 got a reaction from mgbooyv8 in Birdcage Corsair   
    Painting this model is edging closer to completion.  I've now finished the basic colours after a little re-do of the feather edges.  I'm still not entirely happy with them, but it's OK.  The wing top surfaces and tail surfaces where these are cloth covered have been painted in a slightly lighter shade of Intermediate Blue as well.
     
    Top sides:
     

     
    Lower sides.  I've used the closed undercarriage doors as masking.  Very nice of Tamiya to provide these parts for such a use too. 
     

     
    And another view of the top sides.
     

     
    The outer wings are still not attached at this stage but may well go on soon.  Before that happens, I'll be painting the wing walks and fuel tank sealing tape, then uncover the scratch masking before going to gloss varnish, decals and flat varnish.
     
    Getting there .
     
     
    Cheers,
    Michael
     
     
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    Dpgsbody55 got a reaction from kkarlsen in Birdcage Corsair   
    Painting this model is edging closer to completion.  I've now finished the basic colours after a little re-do of the feather edges.  I'm still not entirely happy with them, but it's OK.  The wing top surfaces and tail surfaces where these are cloth covered have been painted in a slightly lighter shade of Intermediate Blue as well.
     
    Top sides:
     

     
    Lower sides.  I've used the closed undercarriage doors as masking.  Very nice of Tamiya to provide these parts for such a use too. 
     

     
    And another view of the top sides.
     

     
    The outer wings are still not attached at this stage but may well go on soon.  Before that happens, I'll be painting the wing walks and fuel tank sealing tape, then uncover the scratch masking before going to gloss varnish, decals and flat varnish.
     
    Getting there .
     
     
    Cheers,
    Michael
     
     
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    Dpgsbody55 got a reaction from Lud13 in Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 2./JG302 Revell 1/32   
    If it's not your best work, it's still pretty good. 
     
    Hope you'll show more of your work. 
     
     
     
    Cheers,
    Michael
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