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    Azgaron got a reaction from Dpgsbody55 in Polikarpov I-16, Type 17   
    Excellent work! Looks very nice!
     
    Håkan
     
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    Azgaron got a reaction from Alain Gadbois in Fw190F-8 - Revell 1/32   
    I did some touching up and masked the canopy parts and put them in place.
    After that I painted some RLM66 on the frames and then did some preshade painting with black.
     

     
    After I took this pic I realised that I've missed a few spots, which I've sorted, so now it's ready for paint.
     
    Håkan
     
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    Azgaron got a reaction from Phantom2 in Fw190F-8 - Revell 1/32   
    I did some touching up and masked the canopy parts and put them in place.
    After that I painted some RLM66 on the frames and then did some preshade painting with black.
     

     
    After I took this pic I realised that I've missed a few spots, which I've sorted, so now it's ready for paint.
     
    Håkan
     
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    Azgaron reacted to Phantom2 in Fw190F-8 - Revell 1/32   
    Nice work, Håkan! 
     
     
    Stefan 
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    Azgaron got a reaction from BradG in Fw190F-8 - Revell 1/32   
    I did some touching up and masked the canopy parts and put them in place.
    After that I painted some RLM66 on the frames and then did some preshade painting with black.
     

     
    After I took this pic I realised that I've missed a few spots, which I've sorted, so now it's ready for paint.
     
    Håkan
     
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    Azgaron got a reaction from Lothar in Fw190F-8 - Revell 1/32   
    I did some touching up and masked the canopy parts and put them in place.
    After that I painted some RLM66 on the frames and then did some preshade painting with black.
     

     
    After I took this pic I realised that I've missed a few spots, which I've sorted, so now it's ready for paint.
     
    Håkan
     
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    Azgaron got a reaction from BiggTim in Fw190F-8 - Revell 1/32   
    I did some touching up and masked the canopy parts and put them in place.
    After that I painted some RLM66 on the frames and then did some preshade painting with black.
     

     
    After I took this pic I realised that I've missed a few spots, which I've sorted, so now it's ready for paint.
     
    Håkan
     
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    Azgaron got a reaction from BiggTim in Fw190F-8 - Revell 1/32   
    Thank you Dutik and Gaz!
     
    Yes, I also think it's the same molds. I have a Frog A8 kit, also same kit but horrible green plastic!
     
    After some glueing and holding. puttying and sanding, the wings looks a lot better!
     

     
    Hard place to sand and some rivets lost, but I'm not gonna bother very much.
    I added a pair of plastic rods in the wheel wells.
     

     
    With some colour and some imagination it can be mistaken for gun barrels!
     
    Soon time to mask the canopy and check which other parts that needs to go on before primer and paint.
     
    Håkan
     
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    Azgaron got a reaction from BiggTim in Fw190F-8 - Revell 1/32   
    The wings doesn't fit well against the root. I test fitted the wings and it looks like this.
     

     
    It's a little better on the underside.

     
    I tried to push wings and root together, and sure it closed the gap, but it also tilted the body and made it near impossible to close the gap on the other side.
    So I took some plastic sheet and inserted, and then glued and pushed both sides together. 
    It became better, but I think some more plastic shims might be needed.
     

     
    I'll do that next and then shape them right and fill the rest with putty.
     
    Håkan
     
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    Azgaron got a reaction from LSP_Kevin in Fw190F-8 - Revell 1/32   
    I did some touching up and masked the canopy parts and put them in place.
    After that I painted some RLM66 on the frames and then did some preshade painting with black.
     

     
    After I took this pic I realised that I've missed a few spots, which I've sorted, so now it's ready for paint.
     
    Håkan
     
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    Azgaron got a reaction from Martinnfb in Fw190F-8 - Revell 1/32   
    A few wires added to the engine couldn't hurt, right?
     

     
    While that is setting, I painted some parts in RLM02.
     

     
    Need to touch some spots a bit.
     
    Lastly I assembled some bombs and pylons.
     

     
    Next I'll sort the other ends of the wires and paint the engine.
     
    Håkan
     
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    Azgaron reacted to Phantom2 in Polikarpov I-153 ”Chaika” ICM 1/32   
    Thanks Håkan!
     
     
    The instrumentpanel from Yahu are incredibly nice and extremely well done, but It´s a bit too narrow for the kit cockpit!
     
    I made a backing plate from plasticard that fitted as intended and glued the IP to that.
     
    This is a ”dry-run” just to see how it looks.
     
     

     
     
     
    I trimmed away some plastic, glued the panel to it with a little CA and painted all edges matt black (Hu.33).
     
    When the IP was glued to the cockpit I made a quick dry-run, just to see how the wings fitted to the fuselage.
     
    It just clicked together and I quickly applied some liquid glue!
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     

     
     
    The fit was some of the best I have seen, even the fit against the fuselage at the rear of the wings was marvelous!
     
     

     
     
     
    More to come soon!
     
    Cheers!   
     
     
    Stefan 
     
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    Azgaron reacted to Dpgsbody55 in Polikarpov I-16, Type 17   
    As promised/threatened (strike out whichever you feel does not apply ), here's a few more pics of my I-16.  My model represents a Type 17 from the Winter War, which was a short and botched conflict initiated by Stalin when he attempted to invade Finland.  It started on 30th November 1939 and was all done by 13th March 1940, although the results were mixed.  Although the Russian forces were beaten, Finland still ceded a sizable amount of territory to Russia during the peace treaty.
     
    The Type 17 was the last equipped with the Shvetsov M-25 750hp radial and 2 position bracket propeller.  The Type 18, the next model in line, was equipped with an M-62 radial of 830hp with two speed supercharger and constant speed prop.  It certainly needed it, as the Type 17 had become too heavy for the earlier engine, thanks to extra equipment and the addition of two wing mounted cannon.
     

     

     

     

     

     
    On it's display shelf.  I used the decal from the kit as a label for the display.
     

     
    With it's comrades.
     

     
    I've had great fun building these three kits for this group build -  the Mig 3 was a 2016 build.  All the kits, including the KH P-39Q which is undeserving of any poor reputation in my opinion, have been a pleasure to build, and none have been built OOB.  In  fact, I can't remember the last time a kit without some aftermarket, as I think this adds so much to each kit.
     
    So now on to the next build.  Geez, I'll have to make a decision - life can be SO hard at times... 
     
     
    Cheers,
    Michael
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    Azgaron reacted to Dpgsbody55 in Polikarpov I-16, Type 17   
    The engine is now in place.  As I mentioned in a previous post, I had to deepen the engine mount holes on the bulkhead to alleviate a bind on the propeller that would have been present once the front cowl was added.  I've also added ignition wires for the rear spark plugs only as the front plug wires aren't visible, and the engine doesn't really lend itself to a fully realistic ignition set up anyway.
     

     

     
    The wires were made with scrap electrical copper wire.  Next the guns were added, before adding the front cowl.  The tape is there to protect the paint when I glue the front cowl on.
     

     

     
    And without all the tape, but with the exhausts.  The bottom four pipes were glued in place before the engine went in, then the last five added once the glue had dried on the front cowl.  I don't mind admitting that the pipe that goes onto the top cylinder had me holding my breath as I glued it in place.  I side the side cowls to help align the pipes properly.  The door has also been glued - no attempt at a hinge this time.
     

     
    Now it's on to the finishing details.  Before I added the undercarriage or engine, I managed to get a length of wire into and, out of, the holes in the centre of the wheel well bays.  Once the undercarriage was together and set, I made two eye ends from  0.3mm wire to go onto the centre of the skis to attach some EZ line.  Net, I've glued some EZ Line to the wire and pulled it through the model, and attached it to the eyes.
     

     

     
    Lastly, I attached the wing guns, pitot and venturi, then a little weathering and it's done.
     

     

     

     

     
    I also "scratched" the skis.  My understanding is that the Type 17 was the first to have a factory designed set of skis for service on snow bound fields, and the skis themselves were steel.  So I've scratched them with a fairly heavy dry brush of steel silver grey to get that worn look.
     

     
    I've also made the side engine cowls removable on both sides, as you may have guessed, but not the top cowl as I felt this needed to be glued to add strength to the attachment of the front cowl, which is made up of eight pieces in total, including the prop, so It's quite heavy.
     

     
     

     

     
    So that's it for what has turned out to be my third model for this group build.  It's been a pleasure to build and I'm looking forward to my next ICM kit, which may well be the Gladiator, whenever I buy one.  I've also surprised myself in that for me, turning out three models in less than six months is very prolific.  I normally struggle to build three models in one year.
     
    I've no idea what I'm going to build next.  I may take pity on that Trumpy P-47 languishing on my shelf of doom.  I like P-47's, especially the Razorback model which is my favourite WW2 American fighter.  Then there's the WNW stuff in my stash - I have four and never built one.  Or the Airfix Hellcat.  Or a Tamya Spitfire....  You get the picture .
     
    I'll post a few more pics in the next thread.
     
     
    Cheers,
    Michael
     
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    Azgaron reacted to Dpgsbody55 in Polikarpov I-16, Type 17   
    The last week has been spent airbrushing and decaling, and a little building. 
     
    As the machine I'm modeling was used in the first war against Finland in the winter of 1939, I've added a little winter camo to my plane.  Winter or snow camo's were usually done at unit level, so the differences are vast.  Here's mine, the details of which I found online while doing a little research on early I-16's in winter camouflage.  It's sprayed thin in places, as would have been the case on the real thing.
     

     
    Next, applying gloss varnish and adding decals, of which there are very few on this model - national insignias, unit number and one stencil telling ground crew where to lift the tail.
     

     
    After matt varnish and the removal of the cockpit masking.
     

     
    I call the next pic "engine change" .  The undercarriage l has been added, together with the fairings over parts of the undercarriage bay and the oil tank at the rear of the engine bay.  Earlier on in the build, I made the ski assembly, then the two leg and door assemblies, then painted them when I did the bottom of the model.  This saves mucking about with multiple paint sessions for the one colour.  I've tidied up the cockpit where there were small over spray marks, and added the gun sight and windscreen.  You may just be able to make out a ring sight at the end of the reflector sight.  Lastly, I'm preparing to add the engine.  Some paint has been removed for the top cowl and I've been test fitting the engine, to test for clearance against the propeller retainer.  It's a tight fit, so I've drilled the engine mounting holes dealer which has done the trick.  Of course, to check this, I've built up the front cowl, with the cowl vents and propeller.
     

     
    The next stage will be to add the engine and front cowl together with the prop.  I'm presently thinking I might make the side cowls detachable.  This means I'll have to add spark plug wires to the rear plugs in each cylinder, and the model doesn't really lend itself to add on ignition systems, so I'll have a think about that.  Although the engine is mostly built, I have yet to add the exhausts as these need to line up with the holes in the cowl.  Each cylinder has it's own exhaust pipe ( there's no collector or manifold), so I think I'll add the bottom four pipes immediately before gluing the engine into place, the glue the front and top cowl to the model, the add the remaining exhausts.  It's a bit of a fiddle, especially as three exhaust ports in the cowl each take two pipes and they all need to line up.  Then the fuselage guns will go in followed by the cowl and prop assembly.  After that, it's final assembly, detailing and it's a wrapski , if you'll excuse my non-existent Russian.
     
     
    Cheers,
    Michael
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    Azgaron got a reaction from Dpgsbody55 in Polikarpov I-16, Type 17   
    Very nice work so far!
     
    Håkan
     
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    Azgaron got a reaction from BradG in Fw190F-8 - Revell 1/32   
    I just realised that there is almost a month left to finish this build.
    I'll give it a shot!
     
    Håkan
     
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    Azgaron got a reaction from themongoose in FW190-A3 by PCM - My Christmas Raffle Build- FINISHED   
    Excellent work! Looks very nice!
     
    Håkan
     
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    Azgaron got a reaction from Dennis7423 in ICM I-16 Type 24: COMPLETED 3/12/2020   
    Excellent build Dennis! Looks very nice!
     
    Håkan
     
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    Azgaron got a reaction from Dennis7423 in Special Hobby 1/32 Yak-3: 4/17/2020 UPDATE: Fuselage Joined to Wings   
    Very nice build so far Dennis!
     
    Håkan
     
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    Azgaron reacted to Padubon in Finished Quarantine Yak-3   
    Done!
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
     
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    Azgaron reacted to Padubon in Finished Quarantine Yak-3   
    This week, I managed to work a bit on the Yak.
    Here some pics.
     

     

     

     

     
     
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    Azgaron reacted to Padubon in Finished Quarantine Yak-3   
    Here some more pictures.

     

     

     

     

     

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    Azgaron reacted to Padubon in Finished Quarantine Yak-3   
    Thank you. You probably meant Special Hobby.
    I am about to finish the cockpit and close it up.
    Here some more pictures:
     

     

     

     

     

     
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    Azgaron reacted to Padubon in Finished Quarantine Yak-3   
    I recently moved to a new house in Kansas and a week after moving I had to stay at home for who knows how long because of the Covid 19. 
    I started this Yak-3 just over a month ago, for this group build but I managed to assemble the flaps and intakes only. 
    I started to build it again two days ago.
     

     

     

     
    The Eduard flaps are fantastic!
     

     

     

     

     

     

     
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