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    SinuheH reacted to Fenous in Hasegawa A6M5c Type 52   
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    SinuheH reacted to Fenous in Hasegawa A6M5c Type 52   
    HGW big riveting set (masks, positive rivets, stencils, seatbelts), CMK gearbays, Quickboost gun barrels + exhausts, Yahu IP, Eduard wheels + exterior/interior Brengun - those are perfect.

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    SinuheH got a reaction from Whitey in 1/32 Tamiya A6M2b - Sea1c Hajime Toyoshima - 19 FEB 1942   
    Nice indeed.
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    SinuheH got a reaction from LSP_Kevin in HK Models 1/32 Meteor Mk 4   
    Looking great, Kev!!!
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    SinuheH got a reaction from mpk in Trumpeter 1:24 BF 109K-4   
    I agree - although most 109 affectionados feel the the Friedrich was the most elegant of the family.
     
    That said, I like the tall tail, Erla haube and streamlined bulged cowling of the late 109's a lot.
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    SinuheH got a reaction from Daywalker in Tamiya 1/32 F-16CJ   
    One word - stunning!
    Good luck with those other builds - look forward to seeing more.
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    SinuheH got a reaction from Whitey in E-Resin 1:1 Scale Mirage IIIO Control Column Grip   
    That looks real!
     

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    SinuheH got a reaction from LSP_K2 in Trumpeter 1:24 BF 109K-4   
    I agree - although most 109 affectionados feel the the Friedrich was the most elegant of the family.
     
    That said, I like the tall tail, Erla haube and streamlined bulged cowling of the late 109's a lot.
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    SinuheH reacted to Zero77 in Two seater Bf109G-12 trainer   
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    SinuheH reacted to Zero77 in Two seater Bf109G-12 trainer   
    Hello !
     

     
    At the moment i try to finish the most old builds possible. This one has not been started a very longtime ago (last spring), but now it's done, too.
     
    It the nice Revell G-6 kit, with the Alleycat resin G-12 conversion, the G-6 correcting and detailing set (with propeller, exhausts, ailerons...) and a G-4 set (to get the G-4 engine cowling and early wheels). In fact i dont really know if the aircraft i'm depicting was really based on a G-4, but too bad. Anyway, there is only one picture available as far as know.
     
    The build was very fun and without any major difficulties. Fitting the canopies was not very easy, but doable. The fuselage conversion needed a few adjustments but with some patience and some putty, it worked like a charm. The front cockpit is OOB and the rear one is what is inside the Alleycat conversion without any major modification, as it seemed acurate to me (at least with the very few pictures available). The only modification i did were the rear front office (i reshaped the upper instrument box) and the rear bulkhead as this part was not acurate in my opinion, though. Otherwise, i just added two RB seat belts sets, and an Aires gunsight. For the canopies i added some brass sheet rectangle to make the hinges and scratch built the small rods.
     
    Regarding the paintjob, the RLM76 was painted with AK paint. It was the first time i used them, and i was a bit surprised, and not really happy with it. I was absolutely unable to spray small details (for the motling) as i can do without any problem with the gunze paints i'm used to. I must be me as many of LSP members here use the AK paint and are very happy with it. For the RLM74 and 75, i used my usual Gunze paints, as the colors seemed better to me, and at least i could control the spray.
    Every marking were painted with custom masks. The markings for this specific aircraft were included in the Alleycat set, but the 512 was supplied in yellow and black or white and red.
    The final process was the weathering. I used various AK and Mig washes and filters, and added some black pigments around the exhaust staining and some dust on the belly and wheels.
     
    I know my choice for the red lower engine cowling may be a bit surprising and appear weird as it's very unusual in the Luftwaffe schemes. But this profile doesn't seem so incoherent when one changes it in B&W and compares it with the period picture. It may be fictionnal, it may be not. Nobody knows. And it was a training unit, so everything is possible. Anyway, i think these colors are a nice change in the usual LW schemes.



     
     
     
    To sum up, it was a funny build, sometimes a bit longer (longer than a usual Bf109 build), but very interesting. I really love the look of the 109 with that long greenhouse lookalike canopy. A very nice addition in a Bf109 collection.
     
    Here is the link to the WIP thread : http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=61745
     
    Hope you like it !
     






     
    The final process was the weathering. I used various AK and Mig washes and filters, and added some black pigments around the exhaust staining and some dust on the belly and wheels.
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    SinuheH reacted to LSP_Kevin in A tale of two 109's: Swiss and Croat   
    Sorry to hear that, Sinuhe. Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery.
     
    Kev
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    SinuheH reacted to Vandy 1 VX 4 in A tale of two 109's: Swiss and Croat   
    Hope you feel better soon SinuheH
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    SinuheH got a reaction from F`s are my favs in A tale of two 109's: Swiss and Croat   
    Well, last weekend I finally summoned up the courage, and put glue to the sprue.
     

     

     

     
     
     

     
     
    Unfortunately, while looking at these photos, it's clear to be that "the older I get, the better I was"….. 
     
     
    Well, perhaps I'll get better at airbrushing spaghetti camouflage....
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    SinuheH got a reaction from F`s are my favs in A tale of two 109's: Swiss and Croat   
    Hi gents,
     
    winter has arrived and its time to warm up the man cave, remove the cobwebs, find the airbrush, select a few kits and start a new project. As I wanted an easy start, I selected 2 Hasegawa 109's from the stash, a Bf 109G-14, which will act as a tall tail Erla hood Swiss Bf 109G-6, and a Bf 109G-10 Nachtjäger, which will act as a defected Croat Bf 109G-14.
     
    Ever since I received Georg Hoch's fabulous book on the Swiss 109, I've wanted to build one of those candy striped birds, especially J-704, with ist distinctive dark earth/dark green camouflage. But as life would have it, my kit settled down nicely on the stash for the lack of suitable decals.
     
    Last year, Doogs (aka Matt) built a wonderful model of this aircraft,
     
    12_27_12 4 by DoogsModels, on Flickr
     
    and via PM informed me of the source of his masks for this bird... wonderful, masks arrived, but so did summer... 
     
    The other 109 I have long wanted to build is Santners G-14/AS black 4 the Croat markings, which was discussed here on LSP last fall. Fortunately Montex released a set of masks for this aircraft.
     

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    SinuheH got a reaction from Shaka HI in A tale of two 109's: Swiss and Croat   
    Well, last weekend I finally summoned up the courage, and put glue to the sprue.
     

     

     

     
     
     

     
     
    Unfortunately, while looking at these photos, it's clear to be that "the older I get, the better I was"….. 
     
     
    Well, perhaps I'll get better at airbrushing spaghetti camouflage....
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    SinuheH got a reaction from Alburymodeler in A tale of two 109's: Swiss and Croat   
    Hi gents,
     
    winter has arrived and its time to warm up the man cave, remove the cobwebs, find the airbrush, select a few kits and start a new project. As I wanted an easy start, I selected 2 Hasegawa 109's from the stash, a Bf 109G-14, which will act as a tall tail Erla hood Swiss Bf 109G-6, and a Bf 109G-10 Nachtjäger, which will act as a defected Croat Bf 109G-14.
     
    Ever since I received Georg Hoch's fabulous book on the Swiss 109, I've wanted to build one of those candy striped birds, especially J-704, with ist distinctive dark earth/dark green camouflage. But as life would have it, my kit settled down nicely on the stash for the lack of suitable decals.
     
    Last year, Doogs (aka Matt) built a wonderful model of this aircraft,
     
    12_27_12 4 by DoogsModels, on Flickr
     
    and via PM informed me of the source of his masks for this bird... wonderful, masks arrived, but so did summer... 
     
    The other 109 I have long wanted to build is Santners G-14/AS black 4 the Croat markings, which was discussed here on LSP last fall. Fortunately Montex released a set of masks for this aircraft.
     

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    SinuheH got a reaction from dutik in Arado E-377, Cammett kit - He-162 in progress   
    Nice, work, this is one interesting build to follow…. if only you would add the He 162….
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    SinuheH got a reaction from dmthamade in HK Meteor F.4 in Canadian markings.   
    Really nice build - congrats on a fine silver finish.
     

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    SinuheH reacted to HL-10 in Mirage III   
    This is Italeri's Mirage III.
    Its an OOB build for a magazine review (I used an aftermarket turned aluminium nose probe as the kit part was not very good)
    Painted with Alclad.
    Not a bad kit, but numerous fit issues sadly
     

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    Thanks for looking
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    SinuheH reacted to dmthamade in HK Meteor F.4 in Canadian markings.   
    This is a what if build, had some markings from Leading Edge for a CT-33 from 414 Sq Black Knights. They look OK to me and add some color to the display case. Build itself was relatively straight forward. Paint was Tamiya spray bomb and Tamiya Acrylics, Florys wash.
     
     








     
    Don
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    SinuheH got a reaction from D.B. Andrus in Review: Special Hobby T2-C Buckeye. In-box first look   
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    SinuheH reacted to Phartycr0c in HK b25   
    Following on from the completion of the B25 is the associated diorama. 
     
    Firstly the main event 
     

     
     

     
     

     
    and now in its home setting. 
     

     
     

     

     

     
    Excellent figures are from Youkei Mura P51 range. The clothing on a couple of the figures is a little shiny and could probably take a toning down other than that im pretty happy. 
     
    She will be at Telford next weekend for those interested. 
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    SinuheH reacted to Aircav1980 in Focke-Wulf Fw190 A-5 Priller   
    This build had taken me a long time. I set it aside of a long time. I am finally ready to call it done. It is a Hasegawa FW190 A-5 kit with a Eduard photoetch cockpit, RB productions seat belts, and some Master Models brass barrels. The kit decals were virtually unusable so I used Eagle Editions decals for the placards and some of the smaller markings. For the other markings I used a custom set of Stencil Pal stencils that were made for me. It is done in mostly Vallejo acrylic paints with a few Tamiya acrylics in it. Please forgive my photography.  I tried very hard to get a shot of the cockpit which turned out very much to my liking. There are a few minor flaws on the model but I got to the point that I know if I tried to fix them I would do more harm then good. Thanks for looking. 

     

     

     

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    SinuheH reacted to tomprobert in Spitfire MkI converted to a PRXIX (1/32nd scale)   
    Part II:
     
    DSC_0088 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr
     
    DSC_0093 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr
     
    DSC_0094 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr
     
    DSC_0101 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr
     
    All in all this was a reasonably straightforward conversion to do, the resin parts fitted well and it finally gives me my favourite version of the Spitfire in 1/32nd scale. In hindsight I could easily have based this conversion on the PCM MkIV kit, but I like a bit of a challenge and there's nothing better than dragging ancient kits kicking and screaming into the 21st Century!
     
    Until next time,
     
    Tom
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    SinuheH reacted to tomprobert in Spitfire MkI converted to a PRXIX (1/32nd scale)   
    Here's the latest project to cross the finish line - the 1970's original issue 1/32nd scale Spitfire MkI which has been used as the base kit to produce a Spitfire PRXIX using Grey Matter's conversion set.
     
    I chose the original Revell kit rather than the latest release due to the far superior surface detailing (and the fact that it was picked up cheaply at an airshow!) and although it has an issue with the lack of the gull wing effect on the underside I found that far easier to live with than the ridiculously over-scale trenches and rivets seen on the latest Revell offering. 
     
    The conversion provides a completely new nose section for the big Griffon engine, a new tail fin and rudder, replacement elevators, new propeller, two new radiators and a vacformed canopy for the pressurised cockpit.
     
    Work began by modifying the MkI wing - the radiator and oil cooler were removed, along with carburetor intake. The kit didn't have any wheel well detail so this was scratch-built, and the cartridge ejector ports were also blanked off:
     
    S1030089 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr
     
    The fuselage had the Merlin engine cut off at the firewall, I modified and installed an aftermarket cockpit set to replace the basic detail in the kit, and I also scratch-built the camera bays in the rear fuselage:
     
    S1030097 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr
     
    The original nose was then replaced with the resin Griffon one, the MkI tail was sliced off and the resin replacement installed, and the gun bay covers were all filled as of course the PRXIX was unarmed:
     
    S1030119 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr
     
    The Grey Matter conversion kit didn't supply any decals, so I used ModelDecal serials, Xtradecal roundels and the new HGW Spitfire stencil set. Xtracolour enamels were used throughout the build. 
     
    1/32nd scale Spitfire PRXIX PS853 of the Meteorological Flight, RAF Woodvale, 1953:
     
    DSC_0060 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr
     
    DSC_0065 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr
     
    DSC_0069 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr
     
    DSC_0071 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr
     
    DSC_0073 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr
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