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    aircare84 got a reaction from Kagemusha in Make the others jealous   
    Thanks for the congrats guys!
    I was pleased, the last Nats I entered was in '93.
    I was really surprised to win 1st in the 1/32nd, as there was some excellent builds there.
    My 1/32 US/British 1st place was my Special Hobby Tempest Mk.V.

     
    My 3rd place in the biplanes was my Albatros D.V, Jasta 17.

     
    I have both of these posted here in the RFI.
     
    Larry
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    aircare84 reacted to SB20 in Tamiya P-51 Racer   
    This is my Tamiya P-51 converted into the Reno racer "Bardahl Special". I scratch built the rear cockpit removing all surplus equipment including the fuel tank.  I also removed all armament, and used a propeller from a Bearcat to create a P-51H propeller as used on this airframe.   AMS resin drop tanks are used for the 150 gallon tanks that Bardahl carried during the race to Reno.  Decals are from Draw Decals.   I have another set of racer decals reroute since I enjoyed this build so much. 
     

     

     

     

     
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    aircare84 got a reaction from dutik in Make the others jealous   
    Just got home from the 2019 NATS.
    Got some serious shopping in. The Su-27 was on a whim, after I saw a completed one in the contest. Got a deal on it with Squadron's 20% off.
    Also won in both of the categories I entered, a 1st in 1/32 Prop Allied & a 3rd in 1/32 biplanes.
    Was great to meet a few of you there.
     




    Larry
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    aircare84 got a reaction from Stevepd in Panavia Tornado P.12 XZ630 1978   
    Great build!
     I really like the FOD guards you made.
     
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    aircare84 reacted to Stevepd in Panavia Tornado P.12 XZ630 1978   
    Hi folks I’ve finished this tonight and have taken photo’s in the garage under LED lighting as it’s way too gusty outside. The story of this started for me as a kid spotting at Boscombe Down during any holiday. I vividly remember the Tornado there and it flying locally and over the ranges at Larkhill. Fast forward to modern times and information becomes available that the aircraft I was watching was XZ630. This was the 12th pre-production aircraft so wasn’t the final build standard. These aircraft were given “P” numbers and thus was known as P.12.
     
    The kit - I really only build 1/32 kits so when Revell released the kit, the spark happened. I gathered the Airies pit, Airbrake housing and Paragon flaps and slats, finally Paragons access ladder. I started this kit just under a year ago with a 4 month break to do a commission build of a 212. The cockpit was constructed but back dated by removing some switches and putting blank panels in. The ejection seat straps on the front seat were placed over the headbox waiting for an engineer to dive in and start her up. The resin airbrake housing was fitted by cutting out the kit part and fitting the resin replacement. A weather seal was added around the airbrake housing as I noticed it in reference photo’s. The resin exhaust were constructed and fitted but it looks like Airies didn’t plan on you using both as there is interference and the cans needs cut down and moved aft of the airbrake housing. The fin was modified as you’ll notice the lack of fillet below the rudder. The vortex generators were removed as it was clean but later they were retrofitted. I did learn that the RWR housing are different shapes for each country. The kit ones are flared outwards at the extreme tips which are for German aircraft, so these were thinned down for an RAF version. The tailplane leading edges were straightened removing the kink and reprofiling the leading edge. The intakes were modified in that there is a hump profile on the upper surface which was removed on production aircraft. There are also 3 visible vertical struts on the rear of the intake outlet. I scratch built the open panels for the ground power and comms on the lower side, down near the gun ports which you’ll notice have been flushed as this aircraft at the time didn’t have them fitted. The wing glove was a poor fit and the Paragon wasn’t brilliant, so I put backing plastic and on the inside, filled it with Plasto filler and pressed the kit part onto the wet filler. Once it was tacky I used a scalpel and created the groove and let it set.
     
    I wanted something different so I wanted to try Engine ground run guards. So through help on here I managed to get a couple of photo’s and ordered some mesh from “the mesh company”. With my bending tool and purely by eye I knocked up these, which look ok. I then added the strengthening ribs and sprayed then red.
     
    The period of the aircraft dictated wrap around camo with the tri-country roundels on the fin. The Antenna colours on the fin are a mottled brown colour which was actually quite easy to replicate. The Fin staining was Tamiya weathering pastels, the Green/Grey is Xtracrylix which was Windsor and Newton gloss varnished then decals applied and then Matt W&N varnished.
     
    The artistic license bit is the refuelling probe. This can be fitted with the guards but I couldn’t find a photo of it extended, but I wanted to add that key bit of detail.
     
    Photography is not my thing and there’s not much more to be said!.
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    Any questions please get in touch. The kit is going to the Boscombe Down Museum in a couple of weeks.
     
     
    Steve.
     
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    aircare84 reacted to Fenous in Hasegawa A6M5c Type 52   
    Finale:
    Build thread here: 
     































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    aircare84 got a reaction from Lenny320 in Make the others jealous   
    Thanks for the congrats guys!
    I was pleased, the last Nats I entered was in '93.
    I was really surprised to win 1st in the 1/32nd, as there was some excellent builds there.
    My 1/32 US/British 1st place was my Special Hobby Tempest Mk.V.

     
    My 3rd place in the biplanes was my Albatros D.V, Jasta 17.

     
    I have both of these posted here in the RFI.
     
    Larry
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    aircare84 got a reaction from Lenny320 in Make the others jealous   
    Just got home from the 2019 NATS.
    Got some serious shopping in. The Su-27 was on a whim, after I saw a completed one in the contest. Got a deal on it with Squadron's 20% off.
    Also won in both of the categories I entered, a 1st in 1/32 Prop Allied & a 3rd in 1/32 biplanes.
    Was great to meet a few of you there.
     




    Larry
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    aircare84 got a reaction from Anthony in NZ in Make the others jealous   
    Thanks for the congrats guys!
    I was pleased, the last Nats I entered was in '93.
    I was really surprised to win 1st in the 1/32nd, as there was some excellent builds there.
    My 1/32 US/British 1st place was my Special Hobby Tempest Mk.V.

     
    My 3rd place in the biplanes was my Albatros D.V, Jasta 17.

     
    I have both of these posted here in the RFI.
     
    Larry
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    aircare84 reacted to dani7705 in I-16 type 24 - Special Hobby   
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    aircare84 reacted to dani7705 in I-16 type 24 - Special Hobby   
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    aircare84 reacted to dani7705 in I-16 type 24 - Special Hobby   
    Hi Gents,
    Here is my latest bild - I-16 type 24 from Special Hobby..It was not a simple build,it's an older short run kit which means many adjustments such as adding detail to the surface, etc.,etc...I used my favorite Tamiya Acrylic paints for spraying camouflage,and Humbrol paints for coloring small details in cockpit.All markings are sprayed,the Gvardia badge and stencils on rudder are decals,that I drew myself.I made the weathering with filters from heavily diluted Tamiya acrylic paints,watercolor pencils and AMMO pigments..As the final varnish I used water based Clear Humbrol Satin..Next build - I-16 type 17 from the same Producer..
    Enjoy! 
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
     
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    aircare84 got a reaction from Hartmann352 in Make the others jealous   
    Thanks for the congrats guys!
    I was pleased, the last Nats I entered was in '93.
    I was really surprised to win 1st in the 1/32nd, as there was some excellent builds there.
    My 1/32 US/British 1st place was my Special Hobby Tempest Mk.V.

     
    My 3rd place in the biplanes was my Albatros D.V, Jasta 17.

     
    I have both of these posted here in the RFI.
     
    Larry
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    aircare84 got a reaction from misha71 in Make the others jealous   
    Thanks for the congrats guys!
    I was pleased, the last Nats I entered was in '93.
    I was really surprised to win 1st in the 1/32nd, as there was some excellent builds there.
    My 1/32 US/British 1st place was my Special Hobby Tempest Mk.V.

     
    My 3rd place in the biplanes was my Albatros D.V, Jasta 17.

     
    I have both of these posted here in the RFI.
     
    Larry
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    aircare84 got a reaction from Gazzas in Make the others jealous   
    Thanks for the congrats guys!
    I was pleased, the last Nats I entered was in '93.
    I was really surprised to win 1st in the 1/32nd, as there was some excellent builds there.
    My 1/32 US/British 1st place was my Special Hobby Tempest Mk.V.

     
    My 3rd place in the biplanes was my Albatros D.V, Jasta 17.

     
    I have both of these posted here in the RFI.
     
    Larry
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    aircare84 got a reaction from Rick Griewski in Make the others jealous   
    Just got home from the 2019 NATS.
    Got some serious shopping in. The Su-27 was on a whim, after I saw a completed one in the contest. Got a deal on it with Squadron's 20% off.
    Also won in both of the categories I entered, a 1st in 1/32 Prop Allied & a 3rd in 1/32 biplanes.
    Was great to meet a few of you there.
     




    Larry
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    aircare84 got a reaction from Rick Griewski in Make the others jealous   
    Thanks for the congrats guys!
    I was pleased, the last Nats I entered was in '93.
    I was really surprised to win 1st in the 1/32nd, as there was some excellent builds there.
    My 1/32 US/British 1st place was my Special Hobby Tempest Mk.V.

     
    My 3rd place in the biplanes was my Albatros D.V, Jasta 17.

     
    I have both of these posted here in the RFI.
     
    Larry
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    aircare84 got a reaction from Durangokid in Make the others jealous   
    Thanks for the congrats guys!
    I was pleased, the last Nats I entered was in '93.
    I was really surprised to win 1st in the 1/32nd, as there was some excellent builds there.
    My 1/32 US/British 1st place was my Special Hobby Tempest Mk.V.

     
    My 3rd place in the biplanes was my Albatros D.V, Jasta 17.

     
    I have both of these posted here in the RFI.
     
    Larry
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    aircare84 got a reaction from MARU5137 in Chattanooga 2019 convention   
    Link to a slide show of the winners from the Nats.
    The Eagle is in there.
    http://svsm.org/gallery/chattanooga2019
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    aircare84 got a reaction from Martinnfb in Chattanooga 2019 convention   
    Link to a slide show of the winners from the Nats.
    The Eagle is in there.
    http://svsm.org/gallery/chattanooga2019
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    aircare84 got a reaction from coogrfan in Make the others jealous   
    Thanks for the congrats guys!
    I was pleased, the last Nats I entered was in '93.
    I was really surprised to win 1st in the 1/32nd, as there was some excellent builds there.
    My 1/32 US/British 1st place was my Special Hobby Tempest Mk.V.

     
    My 3rd place in the biplanes was my Albatros D.V, Jasta 17.

     
    I have both of these posted here in the RFI.
     
    Larry
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    aircare84 got a reaction from coogrfan in Make the others jealous   
    Just got home from the 2019 NATS.
    Got some serious shopping in. The Su-27 was on a whim, after I saw a completed one in the contest. Got a deal on it with Squadron's 20% off.
    Also won in both of the categories I entered, a 1st in 1/32 Prop Allied & a 3rd in 1/32 biplanes.
    Was great to meet a few of you there.
     




    Larry
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    aircare84 got a reaction from Vandy 1 VX 4 in Make the others jealous   
    Just got home from the 2019 NATS.
    Got some serious shopping in. The Su-27 was on a whim, after I saw a completed one in the contest. Got a deal on it with Squadron's 20% off.
    Also won in both of the categories I entered, a 1st in 1/32 Prop Allied & a 3rd in 1/32 biplanes.
    Was great to meet a few of you there.
     




    Larry
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    aircare84 got a reaction from Out2gtcha in Make the others jealous   
    Thanks for the congrats guys!
    I was pleased, the last Nats I entered was in '93.
    I was really surprised to win 1st in the 1/32nd, as there was some excellent builds there.
    My 1/32 US/British 1st place was my Special Hobby Tempest Mk.V.

     
    My 3rd place in the biplanes was my Albatros D.V, Jasta 17.

     
    I have both of these posted here in the RFI.
     
    Larry
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    aircare84 got a reaction from LSP_K2 in Chattanooga 2019 convention   
    Link to a slide show of the winners from the Nats.
    The Eagle is in there.
    http://svsm.org/gallery/chattanooga2019
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