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    Trak-Tor got a reaction from Out2gtcha in Nieuport XXI & Nieuport XXIII from Copper State Models   
    aeroscale.kitmaker.net - Nieuport 23 Marking Options
     
     

     

     


    Looking cool.

     
    Juraj
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    Trak-Tor got a reaction from LSP_K2 in LSP branded merchandise   
    And...
    I have another idea... 
    A custom made "captain's" armband would be cool.
    For the contests/shows I mean. Can be put on anything you wear.
    captain-armband
     

     

     
    Juraj
     
     
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    Trak-Tor reacted to airscale in 1/18 P51C Mustang "Lopes Hope the 3rd"   
    hi folks
     
     
    Hi Jay - as always thank you for the info - that drawing really helped and hopefully the positioning is right when the time comes!
     
     
    That is a fantastic film Torben thanks for posting - I actually took a few stills from it early on for things i didn't have photo's of. The only thing it shows that I won't be doing is the acid etch staining on a lot of the panel lines - it may be as it should be, but it is beyond me to do it and get it to look right
     
     
    Hey Geedub - now that is going to be hard - I wish i could actually blue the metal with a heat gun, but that would end disasterously! I haven't figured out how I will do it yet, but suspect I will just try standard airbrush & paints / powders, rather than go for the rainbow effect seen in the vid
     
    I find nearing the end of a build to be a tricky period - there are lots of little bits to do and the order of assembly is important as the model is quite large details can be added then damaged if appropriate planning is not done. I started to add some of the decals onto the airframe that cover all the little hatches etc and after a test, found the ones on the alclad wing went on with no visible film after setting solution so didn't bother with a gloss coat...
     
    I think it will look fine when weathered..
     

     

     
    ..added the gun camera - no idea how I missed that..
     

     
    ..for the stencils on bare metal I have no choice - I can't varnish the aluminium as over time it will degrade as the ali oxidises, so it is straight decal & setting solution.. I have to just accept it as is..
     
    ...in most cases it's passable..
     

     

     

     
    ...I decided to focuson getting as much on the top half done as possible, so there is less handling with all the gear & doors hanging out - the first part of this was finishing up the cockpit...
     
    ..I added the switch panel at the bottom right of the windscreen and made up the flourescent cockpit lamp..
     

     

     
    ..on the other side, I added the throttle quadrant and control rods..
     

     
    ..I have made a Gunsight pad and the first aid kit that hangs from the headrest from milluput, but won't show you that until it's finished (& if it's good enough..)
     
    ..otherwise, the cockpit is pretty much complete..
     

     

     
    ..will probably start to sort out the rest of the glazing next - here a dry fit of the right cockpit windows...
     

     
    ..still lots to do, but it's all bitty stuff
     
    TTFN
    Peter
     
     
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    Trak-Tor reacted to BiggTim in Russian P-40E with Klimov M-105 engine   
    Well, it's almost ready to try and make molds, as soon as I can get some new silicone ordered. Managed to actually model the pipes in Fusion and print them, so I'm pretty happy with that. I had some issues with the hollow rear end being too thin, but I corrected that by replacing it with a bit of copper tube.


     
    I'll try to take some better photos with the Canon this weekend, before I get to mold making. 
     
    Tim
     
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    Trak-Tor reacted to baffozac in IMAM Ro43 1/32 scratch-built   
    A little closer to the end:
     

     

     

     

     
    As for the tail, these are RB and GasPatch parts with a little wash of PA mat alu to reduce the shine.
    See you soon !
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    Trak-Tor reacted to Ryan in cockpit paint job tips   
    One trick I use is to oil wash the surface first, this outlines the panels or instruments...then all you do is paint to the dark line.
     
    Pup by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr
     
    Pup by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr
     
    Pup by The 3rd Placer, on Flickr
     
    Ryan
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    Trak-Tor got a reaction from Out2gtcha in LSP branded merchandise   
    And...
    I have another idea... 
    A custom made "captain's" armband would be cool.
    For the contests/shows I mean. Can be put on anything you wear.
    captain-armband
     

     

     
    Juraj
     
     
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    Trak-Tor got a reaction from Out2gtcha in LSP branded merchandise   
    I'm in, when it's on.
    I desperately need a beach towel with a LSP logo for the summer.

     
    Could someone just produce masks/decals for the mugs?
    There must be a way to do it right on your workbench with your favorite mug.
    Or just the graphics?
    I mean, you can make your own mug at your local store much cheaper...
    Just thinking.
     
    But T-shirts/Hoodies/Sweatshirts would be great!
     
    Juraj
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    Trak-Tor got a reaction from BiggTim in LSP branded merchandise   
    And...
    I have another idea... 
    A custom made "captain's" armband would be cool.
    For the contests/shows I mean. Can be put on anything you wear.
    captain-armband
     

     

     
    Juraj
     
     
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    Trak-Tor got a reaction from BiggTim in LSP branded merchandise   
    I'm in, when it's on.
    I desperately need a beach towel with a LSP logo for the summer.

     
    Could someone just produce masks/decals for the mugs?
    There must be a way to do it right on your workbench with your favorite mug.
    Or just the graphics?
    I mean, you can make your own mug at your local store much cheaper...
    Just thinking.
     
    But T-shirts/Hoodies/Sweatshirts would be great!
     
    Juraj
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    Trak-Tor got a reaction from Pup7309 in Nieuport XXI & Nieuport XXIII from Copper State Models   
    aeroscale.kitmaker.net - Nieuport 23 Marking Options
     
     

     

     


    Looking cool.

     
    Juraj
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    Trak-Tor reacted to Radub in Wuhan coronavirus - everybody just calm down!   
    Follow WHO and ECDC advice. Ignore anything you read on forums and social networks, no matter how "credible" it seems. We need to stop panic and disinformation. Stay informed! 
    ECDC: https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en 
    WHO: https://www.who.int/ 
    Radu 
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    Trak-Tor reacted to Mark M in I'm Back! - sort of   
    Hi guys ive been away for about a year, and i feel i owe a bit of an explanation
     
    im still making models and posting on my forum, but ive seriously cut back on my posting everywhere else
     
     
    a little over a year about, i was involved in a serious violent incident at work where a colleague and myself nearly got killed by a mentally ill patient of ours. subsequently my brain went into over load and i just couldn't cope with all the different things going on in my life, so i cut out a lot of things in life and posting on this and a couple of other forums were part of that - Sorry!
     
    i have been diagnosed with a form of PTSD and had and still having treatment. Life is much more settled now, so trying to catch up on life
     
    i hope to resume normal service soon, im going to take time to catch up on here and hopefully have a few things in the pipeline to post up
     
    Mark
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    Trak-Tor reacted to PhilB in Wuhan coronavirus - everybody just calm down!   
    What is lacking is a sense of balance.
    Seasonal flu kills far more people each year but that's not news apparently.
    In the UK in 2008/9 13,000 people died from seasonal flu.
    The average is at least 600 deaths annually.
    In 2017/18 a combination of flu and lower than average temperatures (Lumped together as "Winter deaths") killed over 50,000 people
    The WHO estimates that globally seasonal flu kills over 500,000 people.
    According to US health figures, since October last year 20,000 people have died from seasonal flu in the US so far.
    In the UK there have been 16 confirmed cases of Corona virus so far.
    Of those 9 have recovered and gone home.
    Kind of puts things in perspective doesn't it?
    But then , the media aren't happy unless there's some kind of "crisis" to scare us all with.
     
     
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    Trak-Tor reacted to rammstein in Scratch building a landing ship medium in scale 1/35   
    hello all,
     
    Now that all the fire plugs are made and placed, it is time to make a cable reel. It all starts with 2 disks
    making some holes into them

    starting to make the cable reel supports, together with the center piece

    all the pieces together, to make the reel

    the pieces glued together

    the finished cable reel



    the cable reel placed on board LSM behind the air vent


    enjoy,
     
    Rammstein
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    Trak-Tor reacted to DrewH in Wuhan coronavirus - everybody just calm down!   
    Corona want the WHO to change the name of the Coronavirus to BudLightvirus
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    Trak-Tor reacted to P_Aybara in Newly Signed Up, Greets!   
    Hello, LSP
    I've been lurking for years but just now opened an account. The work I see here is incredible. Truth is I haven't touched a kit in 30+ years myself but looking at this site gives me the itch.
    So, just wanted to say 'hi'.
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    Trak-Tor got a reaction from esarmstrong in Nieuport XXI & Nieuport XXIII from Copper State Models   
    aeroscale.kitmaker.net - Russian Nieuport XXI
     
     




     

     
    Juraj
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    Trak-Tor got a reaction from Tnarg in Nieuport XXI & Nieuport XXIII from Copper State Models   
    aeroscale.kitmaker.net - Russian Nieuport XXI
     
     




     

     
    Juraj
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    Trak-Tor reacted to Dennis7423 in ICM I-16 Type 24   
    Moving right along!
     
    I have a few rough spots of the fuselage paint to smooth out, and I am still working on getting a nice smooth transition between the fuselage and the upper fuselage insert. Slow and steady, right?
     
    87668968_527102214579588_2060932630987145216_n by Dennis SAuter, on Flickr
     
    87529547_866903240400560_2966052041786392576_n by Dennis SAuter, on Flickr
     
    I am using Vallego acrylics, and they are lovely. They go on much thicker than enamels, which takes some getting used to, but I am enjoying the color density and saturation. They are nice, lovely colors and I am looking forward to trying some more of them on some other projects.
     
    More to come! The finish line is in sight.
     
    - Dennis S.
      Thornton, CO USA
     
     
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    Trak-Tor got a reaction from Out2gtcha in Nieuport XXI & Nieuport XXIII from Copper State Models   
    aeroscale.kitmaker.net - Russian Nieuport XXI
     
     




     

     
    Juraj
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    Trak-Tor reacted to kkarlsen in LSP branded merchandise   
    x 2 - I'm a 'Mug' person myself.
     

     
    Couldn't resist the temptation, I had to get a 'Aeromarine' mug. (hope I'm not stepping on anyone's royalties)
     
    Kent
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    Trak-Tor got a reaction from Ryan in Nieuport XXI & Nieuport XXIII from Copper State Models   
    aeroscale.kitmaker.net - Russian Nieuport XXI
     
     




     

     
    Juraj
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    Trak-Tor reacted to Greif8 in WNW Albatros DV (Hans Waldhausen)   
    I finally completed the base for the Albatros.  It took a bit longer then usual because we have gotten a lot of rain the past several days meaning high humidity.  So it took a lot longer for the various coats of stain and varnish to dry.  Overall the build turned out ok.  I made a few mistakes, most notably simulating the different shades of wood on the propeller, which I airbrushed far too straight.  But overall the aircraft looks the part and the figure turned out pretty well.  The scene could be entitled "Post flight", as it shows the mechanic facing away from the cockpit area with barograph in hand.  
     
    I will be pausing my WWI aircraft builds, because I have decided to build the HGW Limited Edition of the Bf109 E-7.  Based on the thread concerning HGWs wet transfers perhaps working best if one does not let them sit in storage too long I thought it best to get a move on and construct the kit.  After I complete that project, I  plan to build the WNW Pfalz DIIIa.  I am going to try out the Gaspatch turnbuckles to see if I am able of using them to do a decent job making the rigging look better than I did with the DV and DVII.
     
    Enjoy the photos!
     

     

     

     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Trak-Tor reacted to Scalefighter in Mirage IIIE Italeri EC3/3 1:32   
    Hello
     
    I am new here and will make my debut with a Mirage IIIE built from the Italeri kit in 1:32.
     
    The model took me more than 600 hours to build after some modifications, corrections and refinements were done.
     
    The italeri kit generally is a lot better, than the old Revell one, however the quality leaves something to be desired and it is not up to the standard of these days.
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