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Everything posted by Uncarina

  1. You've done a great job capturing the aggressive stance of this bird in your photos. Thanks for sharing! Cheers, Tom
  2. Fantastic! Truly the road less travelled, and an amazing build of one of my favorite aircraft. Thanks for sharing! Cheers, Tom
  3. Great build and presentation. Thanks for sharing the story of this aircraft that you brought back to life! Cheers, Tom
  4. Absolutely stunning paint job! Cheers, Tom
  5. I'm always a fan of the road less traveled (unless the markings are really cool). How about Ad Astra masks? I read that they have a fast turnaround. Cheers, Tom
  6. It's really nice how you've made that finish come alive! Cheers, Tom
  7. Really nice build, painting, and markings! How easy were the cowling parts to assemble? I'm approaching that phase soon. Cheers, Tom
  8. Great job! Fitting those panels together is not easy but you make it look that way. Great start on the engine as well. Pretty cool how the pistons are molded. Cheers, Tom
  9. Thanks very much Frank! Now that you mention it I remember that there were gaps/steps at the interface. I used a combination of superglue and circular jeweler's files for these areas. Looking forward to seeing your build! Cheers, Tom
  10. Kev, First, thanks for the kind comment! I didn't use the kit decals--it's been a while, but I believe I used the Eagle Strike set ESP-32054. Sincerely, Tom
  11. Okay, here's another FW-190D of JV-44, with the excellent EagleCals decals. Hope you aren't too burnt out on seeing this! Cheers, Tom
  12. Here's my Trumpeter Me-262 build. The kit went together without too many troubles; I only added a few details. Cheers, Tom
  13. Thanks everyone! Filippo, that's correct, I used the Eduard photoetch. Ever have a haunted build, where it seems you make one step forward and two back? This was the case for me, between redoing the paint scheme and working the decals. I was lucky to score the out of production Cutting Edge decals, which came in handy especially for the underwing stars and bars. This build took me a long time; I was glad to relegate it to the display case! Cheers, Tom
  14. Sweet build! I love the asymmetric look. Cheers, Tom
  15. You are reversing the law of entropy! Out of the chaos of the workbench comes the order and organization of a nicely crafted model! I'm currently working on the same kit. My wings work as advertised but I added shims at the forward edge of each inner wing to try to make the seam look in scale. Cheers, Tom
  16. Thanks everyone! Jim, it's a fun build--there's a lot you can put into it that won't be seen, but the fit was not bad. The most work I put into it was replacing the wing inlet ducting (wing halves would leave a nasty exposed seam, and the gloss finish. Also note the white in the decals is translucent; I applied a spare set to go over the originals. Cheers, Tom
  17. Okay, last up for the day is my interpretation (probably controversial--that's cool) of Colonel Schilling's P-47D Hairless Joe, 56th Fighter Group. I subscribed to the idea of the replacement wing, and photos suggest two different colors for the wheel hubs. Scratchbuilt cockpit floor, Eduard photoetch, combination of the excellent LSP and Cutting Edge decals. Cheers, Tom
  18. Here's my interpretation of Trumpeter's F8F-2 Bearcat VF-151, using the Eduard photoetch set and some substitute decals. Posting more than one plane in one day: is that cool? Cheers, Tom
  19. Hello Everyone, After reading up on the forums for some time now I've had a chance for a photoshoot of some of my models. Some of these I finished recently, some a while ago--hope that's okay! Here's my interpretation of the Corsair flown by LCDR Tommy Blackburn using the Trumpeter kit with Eduard Photoetch, Lone Star Model's wheels, and some scratchbuilding (cowl flaps and exhaust). Cheers, Tom
  20. Very crisp, clean build! I especially like that last photo. Cheers, Tom
  21. Count me in! A very important craft to represent. Cheers, Tom
  22. Brian, I just finished assembling the wingfolds. They work well, but I wasn't happy until I had shimmed and sanded the small gaps that appeared. Originally I was building with the wings folded only, but it was so much fun having both options that I worked a little to make the wings look in scale when extended. Cheers, Tom
  23. BEAUTIFUL build of an amazing aircraft! Those Techmod decals ARE thin; glad you were able to negotiate with them. For the fuselage roundels, could you add another on top of the ones you've applied? This is a quick way to make them more opaque. Cheers, Tom
  24. Road less travelled? Let's see... Westland Wyvern Hawker Tempest Hawker Typhoon MiG-25 Mosquito corrected BAC Lightning Cheers, Tom
  25. Matt, Fantastic! That Alclad has really changed the look. I used Techmod a few years ago on a P-47, and found them to be pretty thin. Cheers, Tom
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