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    nmayhew reacted to Thunnus in PR.XI & Mk.Vc - Revell Mk.IXc & Mk.IIa kits   
    Had to do it!
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    nmayhew reacted to Juggernut in 1/32 scale P-47 Reference   
    Most of the jug references I have are now out of production but I’ll ask what you’re looking for in such a reference?  For general information and a good survey of the aircraft, the Squadron/Signal publications on the P-47 are good in my opinion.  
     
    If you’re looking for a lot of details and minute differences between various models, the Aerodetail on the P-47 is a good primer but again, I’m not sure it’s still being published.
     
    Someone may know of a better reference that I’m not currently aware of or haven’t mentioned but you may have trouble acquiring it if it’s not in publication.
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    nmayhew got a reaction from BiggTim in Trumpeter P-40E Now Out. . .   
    thanks Daniel
     
    i much prefer a riveted surface so will give one of these a whirl and see what resin i can get for cockpit
     
    i hope that Eduard produce some bits for these - they tend to leave things alone where they have competing kits i find
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    nmayhew got a reaction from 109 in Messerschmitt Bf-109 F2 of 9.JG54. Yellow 7 flown by Alfred Dollefeld (WNr 8086): belly-landed in Russia, 28th Jan. 1942   
    which aircraft are we talking about?
     
    the big  close up in colour posted by Antonio is not the same airframe - it's quite clearly Yellow 6, not Yellow 7
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    nmayhew got a reaction from 109 in Messerschmitt Bf-109 F2 of 9.JG54. Yellow 7 flown by Alfred Dollefeld (WNr 8086): belly-landed in Russia, 28th Jan. 1942   
    not hard and fast, but I thought another 'tell' was if the quarter windows in cockpit will solid it generally indicated a F-4; on a F-2 these were still glass
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    nmayhew reacted to HB252 in Messerschmitt Bf-109 F2 of 9.JG54. Yellow 7 flown by Alfred Dollefeld (WNr 8086): belly-landed in Russia, 28th Jan. 1942   
    It has small Air scops in the cowling, I think It is a G-2 early
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    nmayhew got a reaction from Alex in Image hosting suggestions?   
    fyi i have found imgur's folder organisation to be really sh*t and not at all intuitive
     
    i am toying with ditching it
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    nmayhew got a reaction from LSP_K2 in Trumpeter P-40E Now Out. . .   
    thanks Daniel
     
    i much prefer a riveted surface so will give one of these a whirl and see what resin i can get for cockpit
     
    i hope that Eduard produce some bits for these - they tend to leave things alone where they have competing kits i find
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    nmayhew reacted to Avenger2614 in Trumpeter P-40E Now Out. . .   
    Trumpeter has quietly (?) released their P-40E in 1/32, complete with Aleutian Campaign markings, as well. While the sprues don't include some of the modifications made to the Aleutian P-40s (blast tubes on guns removed, insert behind the exhaust stacks, etc), it would still build into a decent representation. Having built their P-40F, which shares 90% of the same parts at the P-40E release, I can tell you it builds really well, has great surface detail, but the cockpit is really disappointing. Think about a cockpit that's about halfway between their P-40B/C and the Hasegawa kit; the cockpit is too shallow (but deeper than their P-40B/C), and the details aren't quite right in some places. That being said, you can fit an Avionix resin P-40E cockpit into the Trumpeter kit without too much hassle. I did this on my P-40F and it really didn't take much work at all, just reshaping the rear armor plate bulkhead to match the Trumpeter fuselage, and removing Trumpeter's fictional instrument coaming and a small portion of the fuselage sill. Here's a link from HobbySearch Japan with photos of the parts, instruction manual, and marking options:
     
    https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10687509
     
    Cheers everyody!
     
    -Daniel S.
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    nmayhew reacted to 109 in Messerschmitt Bf-109 F2 of 9.JG54. Yellow 7 flown by Alfred Dollefeld (WNr 8086): belly-landed in Russia, 28th Jan. 1942   
    Hi,
    hmm, have to check the references for sub-type determination. It has the external re-inforcement strips at the tail unit... so that points to a F-2.
    I have the Hasegawa F-4 kit and an "old" Aires resin set that actually looks quite nice!
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    nmayhew got a reaction from 109 in Messerschmitt Bf-109 F2 of 9.JG54. Yellow 7 flown by Alfred Dollefeld (WNr 8086): belly-landed in Russia, 28th Jan. 1942   
    first, cool scheme!
     
    a couple of questions
     
    1 are we sure this is not a F-4, and if we are, how do we know?
     
    2 what kit will you be using?
     
    Thanks!
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    nmayhew reacted to repeater in ZM SWS P-51D Red Dog XII   
    Hi all, 
     
    Painting is done!  
     
    Tackled in this way 
    no base coat. instead, I polished the fuselage plastic to a smooth glossy finish with tamiya polishing compound. 
      the fuselage was painted with Mr Color SM01 Super Fine Silver.   This paint sprayed easily and evenly.. i applied 2 coats 
      a few of the fuselage panels were painted in a darker shade of SM01  (darkened with a SM04 stainless steel). 
      wings were painted with Mr Color C8 Silver with few drop of gray, to simulate the silver painted wings 
      I've left the wings as ZM moulded them... ie. panel lines YES,  rivets NO 
      red nose and tail are Tamiya flat red (acrylic).. and then a clear gloss.. because that's what I had available ..    
     

     
     
    Painting was relatively straightforward.   Next time I'll probably polish the wings too.. the plastic is very very slightly pebbly. 
     

     

     

     
     
    Thanks for checking in.  All comments are welcome.
     
    Tim 
     
     
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    nmayhew reacted to Piero in 1/32 MiG-23BN, Czech Air Force 1991   
    Hello,
     
    this is my MiG-23BN, black 9139, of the 28th fighter-bomber squadron, Czech Air Force, based at Caslav Air Base.
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    The port wing of this airplane was replaced with another at the end of the 1990 or beginning of 1991, and therefore has slightly different shades of the basic colors.
    The reason for the heart-shaped patch is unknown...
    In this this way, 9139 also flew without the bird-head marking, and only had the city crest on the armour plates.
    This airplane suffered also a bird-strike and repairs includes the replacement of the port intake ramp and bleed air vents that was sprayed in non-standard green paint.
     
    The model is based on the Trumpeter MiG-23MF converted in the BN using the HpH resin conversione set.
    Some other details came from:
    Eduard's PE sheets Two Mikes resin cockpit Master's metal pitot tube True Details's resin KM-1 ejection seat Quickboost resin ventral fin Quickboost resin control stick Quickboos resin FODs  
    Decals are a mix from the kit, HpH conversion set and Linden Hill's decal sheet.
    Colors are a mix of Gunze, Tamiya and AK Real Colors acrylics.
     
    Enjoy the pictures.
     
     
    ...
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    nmayhew reacted to X15 in KI61 Hasegawa   
    Thanks a lot Bevan, this some pics of the underside.
    Cheers
    X15




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    nmayhew reacted to X15 in KI61 Hasegawa   
    Dear Nick, i used Montex Mask for marking
    https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MXMM32071?result-token=dZgbU
    Cheers
    X15
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    nmayhew reacted to wunwinglow in 1/32 Fokker Dr.I from Meng   
    It is a rotary engine, so if the prop is going round, the cylinders should be a blur... I bet the artist just traced over a CAD render, and not knowing much about WW1 aero engines,  painted what was on the render. He knew enough to blur the prop, but then my 5 year old granddaughter knows about aeroplane propellers..... Me, an influence?! Maybe, just a little.....
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    nmayhew reacted to Dave Williams in 1/32 Fokker Dr.I from Meng   
    Sorry, we aren’t allowed to simplify it like that.   
     
    We have to discuss whether it is the WNW mold, how they got it, financial details, where the engine comes from, the box art, problems with the CAD, etc.
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    nmayhew reacted to Dave Williams in 1/32 Fokker Dr.I from Meng   
    Unfortunately nothing different that the photos posted yesterday on The Modeling News.
     
    https://www.themodellingnews.com/2020/06/preview-meng-takes-mantle-with-new.html
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    nmayhew reacted to Radub in 1/32 Fokker Dr.I from Meng   
    It depends on the shutter speed.  What shutter speed was that box art drawn at? 
    Radu 
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    nmayhew got a reaction from Out2gtcha in R-2800 nose casing : which one for a P-47?   
    Awesome, thank you!
     
    Am building this bird fyi:
     

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    nmayhew reacted to Juggernut in R-2800 nose casing : which one for a P-47?   
    P-47D Razorback or bubbletop?
     
    If you're building a bubbletop, then  you'll want this version of the R-2800:
     

     
    Notice there is no dual magneto between the GE ignition turtlebacks...it's not needed and in this case is replaced by a blanking plate.  the black protuberance that exists between the GE magnetos in the above image, is the prop governor.
     
    If you're building a razorback, the question becomes a little tougher and to know which engine was fitted, we'll need the serial number.
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    nmayhew reacted to Juggernut in R-2800 nose casing : which one for a P-47?   
    The engine in the photo you've posted above is captioned as an R-2800-21.  The R-2800-21 was used on the early P-47D series (razorback) through P-47D-6-RE.  After that, the engine was changed on the production lines to the R-2800-63 for P-47D-10 RE/RA to P-47D-16 RE/RA (Farmingdale and Evansville respectively).  After that, the remainder of the P-47D series (except the experimental ones) used the R-2800-59.  Since you're building a P-47D-40, the photo you posted above is not entirely representative of the engine installed in that block P-47D.  The engine would look like the one I posted in my first post above.  Again, it's not a big issue and not many will recognize the nuances associated with the differences between the engines. 
     
    I hope you do start a build thread.  It just might inspire me to start another jug... maybe even take a stab and building a P-47M-1-RE.
     
    REF: White, Graham, 2001.  R-2800. Pratt & Whitney's Dependable Masterpiece.  SAE Publishing, Warrendale, PA.
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    nmayhew got a reaction from LSP_Matt in amazing cockpit / engine details and wires from Anyz   
    hey guys
    awesome resin detailing bits for cockpits and engines from a company called Anyz
     
    https://anyz.io/
     
    everything from spark plugs and end connectors to levers knobs and small wheels, as well as braided line in lots of different sizes and colours
    service super good too
    use with confidence
    Nick
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    nmayhew got a reaction from LSP_Matt in 1/32 Fokker Dr.I from Meng   
    just get on do the bloody Lanc
     
    and I say that as someone who relented and bought the HKM one only a few weeks back (a snip at £225 shipped).
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    nmayhew got a reaction from scvrobeson in amazing cockpit / engine details and wires from Anyz   
    hey guys
    awesome resin detailing bits for cockpits and engines from a company called Anyz
     
    https://anyz.io/
     
    everything from spark plugs and end connectors to levers knobs and small wheels, as well as braided line in lots of different sizes and colours
    service super good too
    use with confidence
    Nick
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