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    Fvdm reacted to Phantom2 in OS2U Kingfisher 1:32 Finished!   
    A really nice build, well done! 
    Stefan E
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    Fvdm reacted to dennismcc in OS2U Kingfisher 1:32 Finished!   
    That looks great to me, nice one
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    Fvdm got a reaction from Jan_G in OS2U Kingfisher 1:32 Finished!   
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    Fvdm reacted to kkarlsen in Aeromarine 75/Curtiss F-5-L (Highball Express)   
    So,  the Aeromarine build has reached a major milestone...
    Maybe it doesn't look of much but I guarantee you it has been one of those moments, where I wasn't sure if all the work has
    been worth it and the parts would all fit together and line up correctly.

    Getting the engine mounts and the scratched struts to fit together with the upper wing.

    The instrument panel is in place...

    The radiators for the Liberty engines.

    Still the oil tanks aren't in place. A lot of pipes is also needed, but it's getting there...
    Cheers: Kent
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    Fvdm reacted to Bruce_Crosby in Mistel Combo   
    Hi Guys,
    A busy day at the spray booth, trying to sort out the lifted paint on the Me-262 Flying Bomb part of the Mistel.  Here's the damage on one side, about the same on the other side.
    Untitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr
    I masked up the fuselage already painted, laying up with Aizu Micron Masking Tape back filled with odds and ends from yesterday's session, then applied a mix of MMP's Grey Primer in thin layers, building it up with the judicious use of a hair dryer to harden each layer.
    Untitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr
    After some minor sanding and smoothing with Micro Mesh pads I applied the base colour of RLM76 again, smooth as a baby's posterior.
    Untitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr
    Then on with a scribble and mottle of MMP RLM 82, lightened with a touch of White.
    Untitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr
    Then a few squirts of RLM66 over the blue and green.  Yes, it's not a "real" external colour but as this is a fictitious item that never flew and the war stopped in 1945 not 1946, I can more or less dictate my own conditions!
    Untitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr
    And the result of a few hours work.
    Untitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr
    Untitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr
    Untitled by Bruce Crosby, on Flickr
    Tomorrow I hope to mask and paint some panels on the port engine, specifically the rear end will be black, the intake ring might be bare metal and the panel behind it might get the same cammo as the nose.  Then again, it might not.  Could be Primer or plain old aluminium.  Plus the markings might get cut on the Silhouette and sprayed, depends how the day goes.
    Hope somebody likes it.
    Bruce Crosby
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    Fvdm reacted to sandbagger in Sopwith 'Swallow 1:32 scale   
    Hi all,
    The undercarriage assembly has been fitted.
    Also added are the panel fasteners to the rear of the undercarriage, a drain pipe and the cross bracing anchors in the fuselage under shield,

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    Fvdm got a reaction from kkarlsen in Fokker Dr. 1 'Dreidekker' - Stripped   
    Fantastic build!
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    Fvdm reacted to kkarlsen in Fokker Dr. 1 'Dreidekker' - Stripped   
    And some closeup detail pictures...












    Enjoy! Kent
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    Fvdm reacted to kkarlsen in Fokker Dr. 1 'Dreidekker' - Stripped   
    Pictures of the finished build of the Fokker Dr. 1 'Skeletal'. I have always wanted to build something completely from scratch. 
    This wasn't a 100% scratch, as I used some parts from the Roden kit, cowling and rudder from Aviattic. Photoetch from Tom's modelworks, RB Productions and Part of Poland.
    It isn't perfect, but it was a great learning experience and got me a step closer to the ultimate goal of building an all scratched model.










    Hope you like the result...
    Cheers: Kent
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    Fvdm reacted to MikeMaben in OS2U Kingfisher 1:32 Finished!   
    That does look nice , I must say 
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    Fvdm reacted to silver in OS2U Kingfisher 1:32 Finished!   
    Looks good.Thats going to be one of my future builds.
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    Fvdm reacted to Pascal in OS2U Kingfisher 1:32 Finished!   
    The catapult is scratchbuild.
    Verry nice work Ferry.
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    Fvdm reacted to CATCplSlade in OS2U Kingfisher 1:32 Finished!   
    Aftermarket. At least there is none in my copy.
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    Fvdm reacted to ringleheim in OS2U Kingfisher 1:32 Finished!   
    This looks fantastic!  I love these planes and your kit is really nice.
    Does that bit of catapult come with the kit or was that some after-market item?
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    Fvdm reacted to Out2gtcha in OS2U Kingfisher 1:32 Finished!   
    There are some issues, but nothing someone with average modeling skills like myself couldn't handle. The main float has a precarious mounting OOB, and needs to be beefed up, the "X" supports in the main float are weak at best, and I broke them uncountable times, the engine mount if done by the instructions is wacky to say the least, and you need to make sure you punch out the holes for the wing struts prior to assembling the wings or it will be guesswork on those. If you build the beaching gear, the mains need some detailing, and the main float tail beaching gear is super DUPER weak and would need to be replaced IMHO.  There are probably other minor stuff Im forgetting too, but nothing major. 
    Again, nothing the average modeler couldn't handle, so I am utterly flabbergasted by those who freaked out so badly after barely getting into the kit at all, and chucked it in the circular file as unbuildable.  Thats rubbish IMHO! 
    There is other minor stuff, but like Ferry's build, I had fun with mine too, and I think you would have fun with it too, as long as you know some of the niggles of the kit.
    Ferry's build came out spectacular! 
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    Fvdm got a reaction from Eenyweeny in Trumpeter Swordfish 1:32   
    Finally this model is ready. Here the pics without any comment.









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    Fvdm got a reaction from Gazzas in OS2U Kingfisher 1:32 Finished!   
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    Fvdm got a reaction from Paramedic in OS2U Kingfisher 1:32 Finished!   
    Here are the pics of the finished Kingfisher. A really enjoyable build.









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    Fvdm reacted to Kendzior in Curtiss Hawk H-75 A7 (ML-KNIL) | SH 1:32   
    Thanks for watching Mates.
    So here we go with the engine:

    As you can see, it's not bad. However, some improvements will be necessary, did consider a resin replacement from Vector only for a while, but no, I'm sure it will look decent after it is painted and the ignition cables are installed.
    Some more care is required as regards the engine wall - it is too wide, I think for something around two mm - on the other hand, the shape of it matches the fuselage so well, that I decided to cut it into halves and thus make it narrower by these two mm. I also cut off the engine mount, it will help determine the right place for its installation, after the engine wall is narrower.
    Most of the interior and engine bits are now ready for the primer. Only the pilot seat needs yet to be slightly reworked and detailed, before it is primed and painted.

    A copy of 1:32nd scale plans is also ready for riveting the wings and tailplanes. 
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    Fvdm reacted to John1 in Forgotten War Mustang   
    As mentioned previously, I've got the Barracuda resin upgrade set, which provides very nicely detailed SCR-522 radio and battery.  Alas the battery isn't needed since I've got the Tamiya IFF set in it's place.  If I decide to show the engined, I'll probably use the Barracuda battery, if not, I'll toss it into the spares box.    Here's a couple of pics to show how it's going to look with both units dry fitted into place.  Still need to add additional wiring to both the radio and IFF set.   After that, I'll be taking a crack at scratchbuilding the additional radio gear.    
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    Fvdm reacted to Trak-Tor in Trumpeter Swordfish 1:32   
    I'm no expert, but I do like it!

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    Fvdm reacted to AlanG in Trumpeter Swordfish 1:32   
    I REALLY like that. Stunning work.
    Always loved this aircraft even though i'm not really into biplanes.
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    Fvdm reacted to TimHepplestone in Trumpeter Swordfish 1:32   
    That looks lovely. Great job 
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    Fvdm reacted to RadBaron in Trumpeter Swordfish 1:32   
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    Fvdm reacted to dennismcc in Trumpeter Swordfish 1:32   
    Looks great to me, I have one in the stash but the rigging scares me !
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