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    nmayhew reacted to chrish in Trumpeter 1/32 Bf 109 K4   
    It's not a snap together kit but it is a fast build...maybe I'm doing something wrong? forgot some parts?
    My way of making shorter work of wing root joins, needn't have worried, Trumpeter did their homework with the fit.



    Thank you for looking
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    nmayhew reacted to pvanroy in Bf-109G-10 "Erla", Erich Hartmann   
    As far as I'm aware, all documentary evidence (color photos and crash reports) suggests that Erla G-10s from the 490XXX (September 1944 - November 1944); 491XXX (December 1944 - January 1945), 150XXX (December 1944 - January 1945) and part of the 151XXX (December 1944 - March 1945) block were camouflaged in the old scheme of RLM 74/75/76. So, in fact, it seems that the majority of Erla G-10 was finished in the classical RLM 74/75/76 scheme.
     
    At some point in the 151XXX block (probably February-March 1945), Erla switched to a solid coat of RLM 81 on the top surfaces and sides. The top color usually also wrapped around the rear fuselage; undersides of the wings and cowl were left unpainted. In a few cases, a pattern of RLM 81/82 may have been used on some machines.
     
    As regards the wing bulges: early machines produced by Erla (blocks 490XXX and 491XXX) had small wing bulges and regular 660 X 160 wheels; later Erla G-10s had the large rectangular bulges and oversized 660 X 190 wheels. So, the rectangular bulges by themselves aren't wrong for an Erla G-10 - but are only appropriate for the later machines. Hartmann's aircraft was from an earlier production block, and had the small bumps and wheels, so that specific airframe can't be built straight out of the box from the Revell kit - you either need to get the upper wing inserts with small bulges from the Revell G-6, or get the Barracuda Cast inserts.
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    nmayhew reacted to D.B. Andrus in Bf-109G-10 "Erla", Erich Hartmann   
    Hartmann
     
    Here are some color shots of Erla G-10's that might or might not help:
     

     

     

     

     
    Personally, I would go with 74/75/76 for Hartmann's a/c.
     
    Cheers,
    Damian
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    nmayhew reacted to Jennings Heilig in Bf-109G-10 "Erla", Erich Hartmann   
    You're making the rash assumption that one or the other is right.  I wouldn't bet a lot on that being the case.
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    nmayhew reacted to Wackyracer in HGW seatbealts - how to make them less 'springy'?   
    Did you remove the backing tape? I made this error on my first ever set a few years back. 
     
    I normally roll the belts in my fingers before assembling also. Folds etc are superglued with a tiny blob. and once installed a weak filter type wash is applied which I find makes the fall into place.
     

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    nmayhew got a reaction from Gisbod in ICM 1/32 Gloster Gladiator   
    beautiful!
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    nmayhew reacted to Thunnus in FW 190D-11 & D-13 Hasegawa & Real Model   
    Wow... that looks great!  Almost a shame to cover this with paint! 
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    nmayhew reacted to Miloslav1956 in FW 190D-11 & D-13 Hasegawa & Real Model   
    Today  progress
     

     

     

     

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    nmayhew reacted to Miloslav1956 in FW 190D-11 & D-13 Hasegawa & Real Model   
    Ready for riveting.
     

     

     

     

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    nmayhew reacted to Thunnus in 1/32 Hasegawa Fw190D-13 Yellow 10   
    I did take another look at both the GM and Real Model D-13 cowlings.

     
    Most notably, the top flat section near the rear edge flares out more drastically on the GM cowling.  Looking at the cowlings in profile...
     

     
    The Real Model cowling has a very noticeable curvature, while the GM profile is flatter.  Looking at reference photos of the D-13, I can't see evidence of this pronounced curvature.
     

     
    It looks like each of the cowlings has its good points and bad points.  The GM cowling fits better in my particular case, so I'm going with it.
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    nmayhew reacted to Gisbod in ICM 1/32 Gloster Gladiator   
    Hello All,
     
     
    Just finished the new ICM Gladiator. I liked it very much. Simple build (like an Airfix 1/72 starter kit really), but none the worse for that. Just good fun.
     
     
    Thanks,
     
     
    Guy
     
     
     

     
     

     
     

     
     

     
     

     


     
     
     
     

     
     
     
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    nmayhew reacted to Jan_G in Zoukei Mura Henschel Hs-129 B-2/RIII, W.Nr.0310, Sch.G2, Afrika   
    thanks for looking
    jan
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    nmayhew reacted to Jan_G in Zoukei Mura Henschel Hs-129 B-2/RIII, W.Nr.0310, Sch.G2, Afrika   
    Hi guys, 
    let me present my recently finished Hs-129 from ZM  
    Great kit with nice details
    It was straightforward OOB build, I have added HGW seatbelts and some wires only
    Painted with MRP and finished with MIG and AMMO wetahering stuff
     
    Works in progress thread here
     
    Thanks for looking
    jan
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
     
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    nmayhew got a reaction from Dpgsbody55 in P-47 D Thunderbolt, by Trumpeter   
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    nmayhew reacted to Jennings Heilig in Lost British Projects - 1/32 Vulcan and TSR.2 anyone?   
    I've actually performed a full aileron roll in a 737-200 simulator at Delta   I also flew it *through* the big "FLY DELTA JETS" sign on top of the hangar at ATL.
     
     
    Now, about that 1/32 737-800!
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    nmayhew reacted to Jennings Heilig in Lost British Projects - 1/32 Vulcan and TSR.2 anyone?   
    I was asked about decals for the Vulcan.  They haven't mentioned the TSR.2 to me.  And I haven't heard a peep from them in several days.
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    nmayhew got a reaction from Anthony in NZ in Spitfire Mk 1 - the best route   
    funny - I like the Revell / trumpy hold my beer analogy
     
    i can assure you there is no 109 grail out there either, of any marque, in 1/32 or 1/24
    some nice ones eg Hassy Fs, but nothing that even approaches a Tamiya Spitfire / Corsair etc
     
    i still think this comes down to modelling skill at cutting / filling / re-scribing though
    if you can perform those tasks to a level where it is impossible to differentiate your work from standard injection mould plastic, then sure use a kit from 1873 as a basis for your project
     
    but most people can't, and don't even come close
    so whilst the result may be 1mm more accurate or have the correct profile etc etc, it will still look pretty mediocre because its Frankenstein nature is immediately apparent
     
    and i say that as someone who is exasperated by no Vc in 1/32, and contemplating kit bashing to get there 
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    nmayhew got a reaction from Fanes in Spitfire Mk 1 - the best route   
    and if it's all in the quest for accuracy, the builder has forgotten that the MkI wheel wells and angle of landing gear are different from the universal wing...
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    nmayhew got a reaction from Pete Roberts in Spitfire Mk 1 - the best route   
    and if it's all in the quest for accuracy, the builder has forgotten that the MkI wheel wells and angle of landing gear are different from the universal wing...
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    nmayhew got a reaction from Pete Roberts in Spitfire Mk 1 - the best route   
    funny - I like the Revell / trumpy hold my beer analogy
     
    i can assure you there is no 109 grail out there either, of any marque, in 1/32 or 1/24
    some nice ones eg Hassy Fs, but nothing that even approaches a Tamiya Spitfire / Corsair etc
     
    i still think this comes down to modelling skill at cutting / filling / re-scribing though
    if you can perform those tasks to a level where it is impossible to differentiate your work from standard injection mould plastic, then sure use a kit from 1873 as a basis for your project
     
    but most people can't, and don't even come close
    so whilst the result may be 1mm more accurate or have the correct profile etc etc, it will still look pretty mediocre because its Frankenstein nature is immediately apparent
     
    and i say that as someone who is exasperated by no Vc in 1/32, and contemplating kit bashing to get there 
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    nmayhew got a reaction from Rick Griewski in Das Werk 1/32 Ju EF-126 „Elli“ / EF-127 „Walli“ (3 in 1) Announced!   
    A bit too Luft 46-y for me I’m afraid
     
    so many cool real Luftwaffe  things they could have come in with and they choose this
     
    it’s a meh from me
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    nmayhew reacted to Pastor John in AIMS 32D024 Fw 190 Oleo Leg markings   
    Hi Everyone 32D024 has landed £5.00. email me at aimsmodels1@gmail.com if interested, thanks, John

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    nmayhew reacted to Pastor John in AIMS 32D024 Fw 190 Oleo Leg markings   
    Just to note everybody that the decals are printed scheppen not schlepper - i just did not change the jpg image of the decals - thanks
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    nmayhew reacted to Ryan in Das Werk 1/32 Ju EF-126 „Elli“ / EF-127 „Walli“ (3 in 1) Announced!   
    And the Star ship Enterprise prototype, well the engine layout anyway.
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    nmayhew reacted to Jennings Heilig in Das Werk 1/32 Ju EF-126 „Elli“ / EF-127 „Walli“ (3 in 1) Announced!   
    And still we don't have a decent 1/32 Spitfire Mk.I....
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