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    Fvdm reacted to monthebiff in Trumpeter Swordfish 1:32   
    Nice!! What material did you use for the rigging?
     
    Regards.Andy. 
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    Fvdm reacted to nmayhew in Trumpeter Swordfish 1:32   
    Looks fantastic!
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    Fvdm reacted to MikeMaben in Trumpeter Swordfish 1:32   
    Very nice work !! 
     
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    Fvdm reacted to Jennings Heilig in Trumpeter Swordfish 1:32   
    Very nicely done Stringbag!  I especially like your realistic portrayal of the exhaust collector ring - NOT bronze   Great job!
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    Fvdm got a reaction from monthebiff in Trumpeter Swordfish 1:32   
    Thanks guys. The rigging isn't rigging with a thread. It's metal included in the kit and not really difficult to install.
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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 Durangokid in Marine F-4J Phantom - Decal time!   
    Do you really want to know what I think? 
     
    I think you did a wonderful job. 
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    Fvdm reacted to kensar in 1/32 WNW Sopwith Pup   
    I have put the cockpit together and prepped the fuse...
     



     
    I added some binding on the tailskid as seen on some WW1 planes.

     
    The pilot's seat sits very low in the fuse, so one would be able to see back into the fuselage.  I penciled in some shadowy details.

     
    The fuselage is closed up now and I am turning my attention to some exterior details.
     
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    Fvdm got a reaction from Paramedic 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 Jan_G in OS2U Kingfisher 1:32 Finished!   
    Ferry
     
     
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    Fvdm got a reaction from Gazzas in OS2U Kingfisher 1:32 Finished!   
    Ferry
     
     
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    Fvdm got a reaction from nmayhew in Trumpeter Swordfish 1:32   
    Thanks guys. The rigging isn't rigging with a thread. It's metal included in the kit and not really difficult to install.
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    Fvdm reacted to John1 in Forgotten War Mustang   
    On to the the IP.   I'm really happy with the way the instruments came out.  Much better than if I followed the Tamiya instructions.  I added the last of the film dials, modified the kit clear plastic part and glued it in place to secure everything.   Then I added the prominent red fuel tank selector switch at the bottom of the panel (this was a Barracuda part), picked out some more switches and knobs in various colors and pretty much have called the IP complete.   I then moved onto the rudder pedals.   The kit parts are ok but Barracuda provides amazing PE bits that you burnish in place over the Tamiya rudder pedals.   They faithfully replicate the NAA logo that was present on each of the pedals on the real thing.  No idea how Barracuda can do PE this detailed!
     
    I did the IG/hairspray/black thing and then drybrushed with some silver, added pastel for the dust effect and think this bit is now done!   Sorry for the horrible pictures but it looks pretty good in real life, trust me!
     
     
    In looking at the pics, I think I need to hit the IP with some brown pastel to tone down the placards at the base of the panel.  They just look clean for the rest of the cockpit.   I'll add it to the list....
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    Fvdm reacted to airscale in 1/18 P51C Mustang "Lopes Hope the 3rd"   
    thanks folks & good evening.. :)
     
    ..bit more done over the weekend..
     
    I was pleased to see the glazing survived under it's protective film, but it was time to take that off and add the frames, these are PE and have been amended from the drawings to allow for the fuselage curvature - the drawings are flat as you look at it side on..
     
    ..here the frames have been added and a tape template to start to derive the top panel..
     

     
    ..with that panel and the lower surround with the grab handle cover done, it was time for another fuselage panel...
     

     
    ..after both sides were done, I couldn't do the next panel until the exhaust panels were in to set the firewall line..
     
    I added the exhaust mounts first..
     

     
    ..then annealed the PE nickel silver panels that surround the exhaust - these have all the fasteners etc etched in, but as you can see discolour badly when annealed - it all sanded out though..
     

     
    ..then after much careful measuring & pre-shaping the panels were added..
     

     
    ..then the main side fuselage panel could be added - here it is finished and a tape hinge added so as the adhesive goes off I can just swing it right into position - you can also see a tube section for the flare pistol and the bottom was annealed to conform to the fuselage as the wing fillets will go over the lower section..
     

     
    ..too big to really photograph on my bench, so a few shots as the evening sun was going down...
     

     

     

     

     

     
    ..all the skinning needs tidying up & finishing, but it is getting there panel by panel..
     
    TTFN
    Peter
     
     
     
     
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    Fvdm reacted to Madmax in Mi-24 in Angola   
    I am very fortunate to have a mask cutting service just around the corner from me, in the form of Cheetah 11! I email him a poor drawing of what I would like cut, and he then measures up the aircraft and the insignia, and promptly corrects my misinterpretations as well as producing the masks - what more could one possibly ask for?  This is what he gets...
     
     
     
    And this is what I get...
     

     
    Thanks Nick!
     
    Decals just can't do what sprayed insignia does for a model. 
     

     

     

     
    Talking of masking, although rotor blades are a novelty for me - it wore off pretty fast. You get to repeat everything five times on the big one!
     

     
    They do look rather nice once they are painted up though.
     

     
    A gloss coat of Tamiya X-22 acrylic and Mr Colour levelling thinner was applied, and then came the Linden Hill decals. They are very nicely printed on thin carrier film and settle down very well. I am not a decal fan, but these were relatively painless to apply, and one can't really do without them.
     

     

     
    I wanted to retain the look of the hastily painted out star, as part of the provenance of the chopper.
     

     
    That brings me to the shape of the camouflage pattern. Thanks to Aluxe's keen sense of observation, and camopedia.org, I realised that the shape is inspired by a lowly single cell organism, yes - the amoeba! The Soviet uniform of 1938 was the "makirovochnyi kamuflirovannyi kostium" which was printed with large reddish brown amoeba shapes on a green or khaki background. Here is an example of the East German version of the MKK, just to illustrate the shapes that made their way onto the Hind. What a fun discovery.
     

     
    There will be more of the conflict story in the next post. I have to drag it out a bit to co-incide with the completion of the model.
     
    Cheers,
     
    Sean
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    Fvdm got a reaction from Out2gtcha in F-104D Starfighter - 57-1315 - AFFTC Edwards AFB, 1960   
    Brian, maybe a little addition on this idea. If you put the MLED in a little box behind the IP you can foil the inside of the box. Maybe that will help to spread the light more evenly. I hope you know what I mean. If not I will make a little drawing.
     
    Good luck
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    Fvdm reacted to CATCplSlade in OS2U Kingfisher 1:32 Finished!   
    I'm happy to see this kit getting built by so many people. I bought it right away but then saw some early builds complaining about several issues and it put me off cracking mine open. Now I feel better about it since the last few I've seen seem to have gone pretty good.
     
    You have helped inspire me to give it a shot sooner than later.
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    Fvdm reacted to Robert in OS2U Kingfisher 1:32 Finished!   
    I echo the others- great job and I want one too!
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    Fvdm reacted to SB20 in OS2U Kingfisher 1:32 Finished!   
    Absolutely beautiful build.  It makes me want to grab one.
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    Fvdm reacted to Troy Molitor in OS2U Kingfisher 1:32 Finished!   
    Great efforts and fantastic results Ferry.   Thanks for the brighter light with this set of new pictures.  The weathering looks great too.  
     
    Troy 
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    Fvdm reacted to Out2gtcha in OS2U Kingfisher 1:32 Finished!   
    Well done!! I like it very much. IMHO, the kit is a really fun build with some typical KHM weirdness.
     
    Congrats!
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    Fvdm got a reaction from Madmax in Trumpeter Swordfish 1:32   
    After 5 months and the help of Paypal I finally got the extra sprue from Trumpeter so I could finish this one. I only made this dirty with the Flory models weathering wash wich I applied with the airbrush. After drying I filled the airbrush with water and cleaned up the model. I only let it drip from the model en didn't wipe it aof except for the bottom.
    The pictures can be found in the RFI section. Thanks all for watching and commenting.
     

     
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    Fvdm got a reaction from Madmax in OS2U Kingfisher 1:32 Finished!   
    After fitting the last things I'm finished. I've learned a lot this build and did some things for the first time. I'm very happy with the result and wonder why there are so little WIP's of this beauty.
     
    My next build is totally different  and will not be a plane in 1:32. I want to build a BR 52 locomotive with 2 gondola's and in the gondola's a V1 and a launch ramp. 
     
    The pics are in the RFI section. Thanks for watching and the comments.
     

     
     
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    Fvdm got a reaction from Rocat in OS2U Kingfisher 1:32 Finished!   
    Ferry
     
     
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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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