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  1. LSP_K2

    1:32 scale 16" gun turret

    I started this a few years ago, and it's beckoning me again. All in all, a fairly straightforward effort. Base will depict a small deck section for the forward #1 (A) 16" turret. Turret drawing were scaled up to 1:32 from a plans book, and should be reasonably accurate, though far from complete here. Breakwater as depicted, is just faked in at this point. There will be railings, cleats, and all other necessary deck fittings in this area, to represent a 1944/45 time frame. Teak deck, as well as other deck details, will be faithfully reproduced to the best of my ability. Base will be terminated immediately aft of turret to avoid having to begin the raised deck that supports the #2 turret. The 40mm quads and 20mm singles are fore and aft of turret on deck, so shall not be included, though inclusion of the two 40mm tubs fore, is intriguing. I anticipate getting back to this sometime in September, if not before. Rough turret dimensions (in 1:32) Elevation & plan of assembly: Deck section/base: All of these dimensions are to be considered rough at this point, I'll finalize later. The breakwater, for instance, is totally faked here, and no where near accurate. I've already determined with 100% certainty that the breakwater will be the single most difficult item to recreate for this display.
  2. LSP_K2

    ICM 2019 Catalogue

    It is indeed extraordinarily similar to the Tamiya kit. I have several 1:48 ICM kits, and most seem just fine to me. Plus I have this, which at least in the box, looks fantastic.
  3. OK, my first new LSP model here for quite a while now, the Trumpeter 1:24 Bf 109G-6 (late version), graciously donated to me by our own Mark (dodgem37), thanks again, Mark, you're truly a good man. The ability to start from the beginning, and knowing that I already have some AM for the kit, has prompted me to throw caution to the wind and begin this, as one of my projected entries for the 2019 national convention, along with a few other choice selections.
  4. LSP_K2

    1:24 Trumpeter Bf 109G-14

    Thanks for the nice thoughts, fellas, I really appreciate that.
  5. OK, folks, here's the finalized list. Since there were more gifts than recipients, some lucky folks ended up winning more than one item, so please check this list carefully to see if you're one of those lucky few. Congrats to all of the winners and a great big thanks for your participation this year. (As per our general guidelines don't forget to contact the donors in a reasonable amount of time.) Donated Items (Kits): Italeri TF-104G - Donated by Jack - Trak-Tor Revell P-51D - Donated by Jack - Winnie Williams Brothers Gee Bee Racer - Donated by LSP_Ron - Seiran01 Hasegawa A-4E/F - Donated by Spacewolf - Whitey Special Hobby Brewster Buffalo & Kagero book - Donated by Spacewolf - Gewehr43 Revell Bf 109G-10 Erla - Donated by Spacewolf - Neo Revell Spitfire Mk IX - Donated by Alaninaustria - Rpalimaka Trumpeter P-51D Mustang - Donated by Thomas Lund - Theo Academy Nieuport 17 - Donated by Bill_S - Spacewolf Revell Bf 109G-10 Erla - Donated by JeffH - Kagemusha Tamiya F4U-1A - Donated by Juggernut - Wouter Revell P-51D (2 complete kits) - Donated by MikeMaben (as two separate gifts) – Phantom & Dong Special Hobby Fiat G.50 - Donated by MikeMaben - JeffH Trumpeter PLA F-5 (MiG-17F) - Donated by Maru5137 – P-51D Man Revell F4F-4 (Martlet Mk.V) - Donated by Maru5137 - Blackbetty Revell Hawker Hunter - Donated by Phartycr0c – Rick Griewski Revell Spitfire Mk IX & $25 Amazon gift card - Donated by Granger Davis - ShawnM Revell Tornado ECR - Donated by Madmusky – Bill_S Roden FTB337G - Donated by Reconspit - Leitch Aeropoxy Rogožarski IK-3 - Donated by Lud13 – D.B Andrus Revell Ar 196A-3 - Donated by Out2gtcha – Smoke417 Roden de Havilland DH2 w/extras - Donated by Shawn M – Phartycr0c Roden SPAD VII C.1 - Donated by Shawn M - Rick K Fly Sea Hurricane w/extras - Donated by Leitch - Telepatu Revell Piper Super Cub - Donated by Whitey - Seiran01 Revell BAe Hawk T.1A - Donated by Erwin – Grainger Davis Revell Bf 109G-6 - Donated by Dukie99 - Juggernut Kitty Hawk T-6 w/AM decals - Donated by Mark31- Hawkwrench Revell Eurocopter - Donated by Mark31 - Canicoll Dragon Bf 109E-4B - Donated by Petrov27 – Big Texan 21st Century Bf 109F - Donated by Dukie99 - Daniel460 Special Hobby P-39N/Q Airacobra - Donated by Gewehr 43 - Zipper Revell MiG-21M/MF - Donated by Big Texan - Rafju Hobby Boss Spitfire Vb/Trop - Donated by TorbenD - Gerhard Special Hobby Yak-3 - Donated by Coogrfan – Me (too coolness) Williams Brothers F9C and Mustang AM - Donated by Rick K (link) – Alain Gadbois Trumpeter F4F-3 Wildcat and AM - Donated by CANicoll – Dany Boy Revell Spitfire Mk 22/24 - Donated by R Palimaka - TorbenD Revell Hawk T.1A - Donated by Iain (32SIG) – Mark31 Donated Items (Books): One set of KLP E-books - Donated by LSP_Kevin - Mike Maben The Curtiss Hawks - Donated by Rick Griewski – The Mongoose Osprey B-1B Units in Combat - Donated by Phartycr0c – Do335b6 Aerofax MiG-15 - Donated by Phartycr0c – Maru5137 Jagdwaffe 3-1 (Classic Publications) - Donated by Smoke417 - Thefenders Gloster Meteor (Macdonald Publications) - Donated by Aerobat – Out2gtcha NA X-15 (Haynes Publications) - Donated by Aerobat – Youngtiger1 JaPo Bf 109's of JG 52 - Donated by D.B. Andrus – Mike Maben How to build Tamiya Spit and Mosquito (ADH) - Donated by Robthepom – Thomas Lund Book of choice, up to £ 20 - Donated by Trak-Tor (specific link) - CATCplSlade Aviation Classics Lancaster - Donated by Mozart - BradG Three Squadron/Signal books - Donated by 1to1scale (link) – Mgbooyv8 Mosquito "Wooden Wonder" book - Donated by Telepatu - AlanG Two Aircam Aerobatics teams books - Donated by Mgbooyv8 - MustangManiac Three Verlinden Lock On books - Donated by Alain Gadbois - Fastzx Choice of select books - Donated by Mike C (link) - Reconspit Kagero Richthofen's Eleven - Donated by Kagemusha – Simmo.b Donated Items (AM): Aires F-100D 'pit set - Donated by Blackbetty - Ryan Cutting Edge F-14 Desert storm Tomcat decal set - Donated by Blackbetty - Robthepom Airscale, one of everything in the inventory (choice of scale) - Donated by airscale – Iain (32SIG) Grey Matter 2-stage Mosquito conversion - Donated by Simmo.b - Mustanganiac Verlinden F4U Corsair 'pit set - Donated by Bill_S – Lud13 Eagle Cals #21 & 76 (Fw 190D-9 & A-8) decals - Donated by AlanG - MARU5137 Verlinden F4U Corsair 'pit set - Donated by Thomas Lund - Erwin 3 sets of decals; Fw 190A, P-47, Bf 109G - Donated by Smoke417 - Jeepsgunstanks 15 bottles Vallejo Model Air paints - Donated by Smoke417 (link) – Petrov27 Authentic Decals 32-01 MiG-23M/MF - Donated by Zipper – Dukie99 Eagle Strike 32051 F/A-18 Freedom Hornets - Donated by Zipper - Stevepd Eagle Cals #37: Bf 109G-6's - Donated by Neo – 1to1scale Leading Edge #CF-18 Hornet - Donated by Neo - MikeC Xtradecal X003-32: RF-4C - Donated by Trak-Tor - Zipper Caracal and Daco sheets (as one gift) - Donated by Dong (linky) - Neo Xtradecal (2) and Freightdog sheets (as one gift) - Donated by Dong (linky) - TorbenD Decals and P.E. - Donated by Erwin (link) - CANicoll Two sets decals - Donated by Stevepd (link) - MikeC Flying Leatherneck F/A-18 Hornet decals - Donated by Themongoose - Gerhard Two decals sheets (winner picks one) - Donated by Telepatu - CANicoll Donated Items (Other): $50 Amazon gift card – donated by LSP_K2 and P-51D Man - Thefenders $25 gift card or PayPal – donated by Daniel460 - Smoke417 $25 Hobby shop gift card or PayPal – donated by Gerhard - Dong $30 PayPal gift - Donated by Rafju – Lud13 "Thud Ridge" art print, signed - Donated by LSP_Ray – Simmo.b "A Gathering of Eagles" art print, signed - Donated by LSP_Ray- Dany Boy Eight Smithsonian WWI aviation posters - Donated by CANicoll - JeffH
  6. LSP_K2

    1:24 Trumpeter Bf 109G-14

    Yep, it's clear (from the spare K-4 fuselage I used for this, link here). The clear spot is from sanding and doing some other work on the fuselage exterior at that point.
  7. LSP_K2

    1:24 Trumpeter Bf 109G-14

    "Glamor shot".
  8. LSP_K2

    1:24 Trumpeter Bf 109G-14

    I also added more wires and whatnot to floor, as well as port fuselage wall (still not quite finished yet, but almost).
  9. LSP_K2

    1:24 Trumpeter Bf 109G-14

    Tonight was very productive. I fine tuned the cannon cover top.
  10. LSP_K2

    1:32 scale 16" gun turret

    While surfing the national archives last night, I managed to download a few Missouri related drawings, but unfortunately nothing specific to the turret. They do have full turret drawings/details, but I need to order them.
  11. LSP_K2

    1:32 scale 16" gun turret

    I really have no idea what the planners were thinking there. I doubt that particular type of fastener was chosen to avoid an unnecessary tripping hazard, but who knows. I'm going to guess that these four fairly uniformly spaced rows, were used to secure stiffening girders to roof plate from below, as that's a pretty large expanse of steel there, so that really would make sense.
  12. LSP_K2

    1:24 Trumpeter Bf 109G-14

    Yep, on this kit, they look like they're made from 1/4" steel plate, so need to have a more "scale like" appearance.
  13. LSP_K2

    1:24 Trumpeter Bf 109G-14

    Here's some paint slopped on the IP. After adding whatever of the Airscale stencils I can use, I'll re-photograph it, as this is really not such a great photo.
  14. LSP_K2

    1:32 scale 16" gun turret

    That would indeed be awesome. I'll have at least two figures with this model, probably painted by a good friend of mine that's a real talented figure modeler, since I can't paint figures worth a darn. I've seen, and I imagine you have too, gigantic bolts and nuts, the types used in very heavy construction, and frequently very large wrenches are employed, sometimes by two or more men.
  15. LSP_K2

    1:24 Trumpeter Bf 109G-14

    Me too, Shawn, me too. The last item I remember entering was my Roden Dr.I, and that was several years ago.
  16. LSP_K2

    Make the others jealous

    I believe you did, yes.
  17. OK, the old thread of the same name was removed during a recent forum cleaning done by staff, so I've decided to start it again, (with administrator permission of course.) Recent win with a $5 raffle ticket purchase at our annual event here.
  18. I was just thinking the same thing. I may have to snatch one of these guys.
  19. LSP_K2

    1:32 scale 16" gun turret

    Taking a wild guess, I'm estimating that those screw heads are about 3" to 4" in diameter, and yes, some specialty equipment or another was probably used to assemble them, though I have no idea what that may have been. I am finding more photo evidence of specific details that I'd been curious about, so that's a good thing.
  20. LSP_K2

    1:24 Trumpeter Bf 109G-14

    Thanks, my friend. I see no reason at all why this won't be finished for the show in September, and I'm really looking forward to that. Yep, this is the starboard side assembly, as that just happened to be the side that I started working on first.
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    1:32 scale 16" gun turret

    While I knew the fasteners around the periphery of the turret roof were screw heads, I still wasn't sure if the quadruple rows were screws, bolts or rivets. This photo puts that question to rest, once and for all. As the photo states, this is the roof of turret #2, BB61, the Iowa, and the screw heads are very noticeable.
  22. He's referring to the F-16 to the right of that image.
  23. LSP_K2

    1:24 Trumpeter Bf 109G-14

    Finally, some appropriate grey (Tamiya XF-24)spritzed onto the IP. I should start detail painting tomorrow sometime. I'm not sure if the gunsight is correct or not, it's just what was in the box. One thing I know with absolute certainty about 109's, is that I actually know very little about 109's.
  24. LSP_K2

    How would YOU do this camo?

    This is where a kneadable or vinyl eraser comes in extraordinarily handy.
  25. LSP_K2

    How would YOU do this camo?

    Thin paint, moderate pressure and fine tip, you should be just fine, Brian. If I can do it in 1:48, you, with the abilities you have, can most certainly do it in 1:32.
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