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    LSP_Matt reacted to firefly7 in Most elegant post WW-2 design ?   
    I nominate the B-58 Hustler.  2nd place the Grumman F-11 Tiger.
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    LSP_Matt reacted to R Palimaka in Most elegant post WW-2 design ?   
    Avro Vulcan anyone? This aircraft always impressed the audience at airshows in Canada when it made it over this side of the Atlantic. 
    What a majestic beast!
     
    John Dibbs photo...of course

    Richard
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    LSP_Matt reacted to Dave Williams in Most elegant post WW-2 design ?   
    I’ll just leave this here.
     
    https://www.airliners.net/photo/Switzerland-Air-Force/Dassault-FW-Emmen-Mirage-IIIRS/503157/L?qsp=eJwtjLsKwkAQRX9FprYTLNJpL1r4A8POJQ5Gd5kZ0CXk37Mb0p374MyU8jfwj2ctoIEcbOlFRyps/HEaZnqj/rJJY7qp8YiDqpq3j2eLa229cOCSEkpA9v5uAusTPG26setPHWGPPZ1bFPUy8WZBsE60LCvtQjF2
     
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    LSP_Matt reacted to Bob MDC in Most elegant post WW-2 design ?   
    https://www.google.com/search?q=sr+71&rlz=1CABRFU_enGB848&sxsrf=ALeKk03U6H1KM3gAaGMLzif24wwi_yKMSQ:1605746359544&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjKmfCqr43tAhU8WhUIHY6vAmYQ_AUoAXoECDAQAw&biw=1670&bih=869#imgrc=cX3KZbeRe8l2QM&imgdii=Zr4veVe979TwrM
     
     
    SR 71
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    LSP_Matt reacted to Kagemusha in Most elegant post WW-2 design ?   
    I'm concerned so many of you haven't yet taken your meds for today, because it can only be...
     

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    LSP_Matt reacted to dashotgun in Most elegant post WW-2 design ?   
    f 16 without a doubt
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    LSP_Matt reacted to Out2gtcha in Most elegant post WW-2 design ?   
    If we are going elegant post war civi, its GOT to be the Beechcraft Starship without a doubt for me
     

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    LSP_Matt reacted to Kagemusha in ‘Downsized’ and modelling?   
    Just locking this thread, perhaps temporarily, as it has elicited political posts, and seems almost by design to do so.
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    LSP_Matt reacted to LSP_K2 in Hobby Boss 1:16 Tiger I   
    Here are two of the items I'd temporarily misplaced. First off, the rather beefy zimm application P.E. pieces, which are after all, not as bad as I'd originally thought. Regardless, I'll unquestionably seek out the Atak set for mine, and probably pretty soon.
     

     

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    LSP_Matt got a reaction from D Bellis in Hobby Boss 1:16 Tiger I   
    Thanks for the video. Awesome.

    The C shaped weld profile is called a 'weave'. It's likely to be in any vertical and angled gaps.
    The straight line weld is called a 'stringer'. It's likely to be on any gap that is horizontal.

    The technique varies mainly depending on the position the gap is in.

    If it's a very wide weld, there is sometimes stringers stacked on each other in the horiztonal position, or if vertical, parallel lines of C shaped welds. 

    K2 and I have been discussing this online with other on the Australian Armour Museums Cairns page.

    German tank welding quality ranges from pretty awesome to absolute trash that an apprentice would even grind back and do again.

    Cheers Matty
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    LSP_Matt reacted to mpk in US Army's new Night Vision Goggles   
    I want them only if they're as cool as This.
     
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    LSP_Matt got a reaction from LSP_K2 in Hobby Boss 1:16 Tiger I   
    Thanks for the video. Awesome.

    The C shaped weld profile is called a 'weave'. It's likely to be in any vertical and angled gaps.
    The straight line weld is called a 'stringer'. It's likely to be on any gap that is horizontal.

    The technique varies mainly depending on the position the gap is in.

    If it's a very wide weld, there is sometimes stringers stacked on each other in the horiztonal position, or if vertical, parallel lines of C shaped welds. 

    K2 and I have been discussing this online with other on the Australian Armour Museums Cairns page.

    German tank welding quality ranges from pretty awesome to absolute trash that an apprentice would even grind back and do again.

    Cheers Matty
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    LSP_Matt reacted to Michael931080 in An-124 emergeny landing today   
    Ahh, some duct tape and a little elbow grease and that will b........right out! 
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    LSP_Matt reacted to LSP_K2 in An-124 emergeny landing today   
    It's good that everyone is OK.
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    LSP_Matt reacted to Troy Molitor in Hobby Boss 1:16 Tiger I   
    I have three little voices telling me Don’t do it.    I want ideally a late version.   BUT,,,,!
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    LSP_Matt reacted to Bob MDC in Hobby Boss 1:16 Tiger I   
    This has just been re-released I know it's rich but a great how to on big tanks
    https://www.afvmodeller.com/product/superking-paperback-pre-order-save-5-out-30th-october/
     
    Bob
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    LSP_Matt reacted to O.W in Hobby Boss 1:16 Tiger I   
    Better?
     
    I'm still learning.........
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    LSP_Matt reacted to Confusionreigns178 in Hobby Boss 1:16 Tiger I   
    Hi.
     
    I would very much agree with what Panzerrob says above. The ATAK Zimmerit is expensive, but the quality is excellent and it's all designed to fit like a glove. Personally, I would be way too concerned about messing the Zimm up if I attempted to add it with putty or similar and this flexible resin set gave me my "get out of jail for free card".  
     
    A lot of folk are pretty critical of the Hobbyboss Tiger, but - for the price - I think it constitutes very good value-for-money. There is also a rubber / latex version of the Zimm out there, which is made to fit the big Heng Long Tiger 1. There's a Youtube video of someone adapting the rubber Zimm to fit the Hobbyboss kit and the end result looks pretty good. The rubber version is more "obvious" than the ATAK stuff, but which one to use is an individual choice. I happen to have a spare rubber Zimmerit set, if you are interested.
     
    Good luck with the build. I have seen two completed kits and they look amazing. You can add as much detail as you want to the kit - the potential to super-detail is huge.
     
    Cheers.
     
    Chris.  
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    LSP_Matt reacted to ironman1945 in Hobby Boss 1:16 Tiger I   
    Hey Kevin
     
    Thanks for posting. Didn't realize it was such a rudimentary kit, meant for R/C
     
    Hmm. I have the Tamiya 1/16 RC Tiger I early waiting in the stash..... but I've been thinking about making it a Tiger I late.
     
    Perhaps the Hobby Boss kit would be a good source to kit bash such a project.
     
    Cheers
     
    Dave/Ironman1945
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    LSP_Matt reacted to LSP_K2 in Hobby Boss 1:16 Tiger I   
    Lower hull: Here's where the R/C nature of the kit rears it's ugly head. There are no hatches, drains or anything else molded into hull bottom, none, just a gaping maw for the batteries, switches and whatnot. This is, of course, totally bogus, and will require a fair mount of work to correct. Fortunately for me, I have a whole boat load of references on the Tigers, as it's my all-time favorite German tank, and I've been collecting books on them for years and years and years.
     
    Pretty cool, is the fact that markings are provided for no less than seven different Tigers, a real nice touch. By far my single biggest problem here though, will be to keep my hands off of it until I get some other stuff wrapped up first.
     

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    LSP_Matt reacted to LSP_K2 in Hobby Boss 1:16 Tiger I   
    Upper hull looks pretty good, basically, though once again, molding all of the mud guards in-place, may certainly complicate things later. Much has been simplified, probably to reduce parts count, and will therefore require additional work to get right, though at least overall proportions look good so far. Note molded in-place jacking block and forward hatches,... not cool.
     

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    LSP_Matt reacted to LSP_K2 in Hobby Boss 1:16 Tiger I   
    First up, the turret. Not really a lot to say here, save for the fact that there is absolutely no surface texture on this kit, none at all, at least that I’ve seen so far, but is pretty easy to add, so no big deal there, really. There are weld seams where one would expect to find them, mostly, but there’s no doubt whatsoever that more will need to be added to create a more authentic representation. HB has taken some major shortcuts here and there regarding details in this kit, such as the molded closed loader's hatch here, and molded-on stowage bins. Some of this will create problems down-the-line, but probably also reflect why the kit is fairly inexpensive to begin with.
     

     
     
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    LSP_Matt reacted to Juggernut in Another Trumpeter 1/16 Panther G Build - Steel Wheel   
    Yep, already have it on the inside of the bottom hull.  The last two photos in the first post are of the lower hull interior.  I actually purchased another bottle of Mr. Surfacer 500 for doing the upper hull and turret parts.  I'm about 1/2 way through the first  bottle I had... I'm actually proud of myself for thinking a little proactively here on that.  Usually I just run out or get damn near to it before ordering more.
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    LSP_Matt reacted to LSP_K2 in Another Trumpeter 1/16 Panther G Build - Steel Wheel   
    As much as I like the Panther, my next big AFV kit (after a Takom Panzer I), will be the big Trumpeter Panzer IV, unless of course the StuG III is released before then.
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    LSP_Matt reacted to Juggernut in Another Trumpeter 1/16 Panther G Build - Steel Wheel   
    And so it begins.....
     
    First thing I noticed other than the sheer size of this vehicle (I'm used to Large Scale Panzers -see what I did there?) is that the armor plating that makes up the lower hull is very smooth in the kit.  I've also been watching all the other 1/16 Panther builds in this forum and you guys are giving me great inspiration!  Damn you!  I already spent too much money on the kit(s) already!  Yes, I have both 1/16 Trumpeter Panther model kits.  
     
    Being that I am MUCH slower than most of you, I'll try and entertain you with some mundane images of how I fixed the smooth armor plating to better resemble what the armor plating really looks like...far from smooth. 
     
    This is what the side of the kit hull looks like out of the box:
     

     
    See how smooth the sides are?  Below are photos of what it looks like AFTER I "textured" the surfaces of the armor plating.  For those of you that are curious, I used Mr. Surfacer 500 as it has the innate ability to stick to itself as it dries creating lumps, bumps and irregularities.  I used stippling motion with a flat-tipped paint brush.  A quick pass with some fine sandpaper after it's dried, knocks down the really high spots and, I think, makes it look like German WWII rolled armor plating (not cast).
     

     

     
    Below is an "in progress" shot of the Mr. Surfacer being applied.  I used smaller paint brushes around details like nuts/bolts and access panels.
     

     

     
    Anyway, that's my progress for the past couple days.... Last evening and today, I add weld beads to the various places on the hull and attachments.  No photos of that yet but I'm using Magic Sculp two-part putty; it's very much like Milliput but more cost effective (you get more for less money). 
     
    You'll notice the pencil marks in the above photograph.  I've discovered that the rectangular box vent that runs from the engine compartment to the brake housings on Panther G's was in fact, tubing made of several sections.  The rectangular box went away with the last Panther A.  Two tubes ran from the brake housings to the right engine deck fan and  two tubes ran from the transmission to the left engine deck fan.  On Panther's with the crew heater, this changed again, adding more tubing for the crew heater ducts to the  drive and radio operator positions. 
     
    I'm trying to find the best  way to construct these tubes.  Since I have two 1/16 Panther kits, I am attempting (without a lot of success just yet) to design these in a 3D modeling program (Fusion 360) but I think I'm in WAY over my head with this software program.  I need a lot of schooling on how to model in 3D.  Provided I can create these tubes in CAD, I will then 3D print them (in sections) on my Elegoo Mars resin 3D printer.  That's the plan....  What actually happens MAY be entirely different.
     
     
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