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  1. So here's my first entry to the GB. JG300 Red 12 Bf 109 G-6/R-6 Bonn-Hangelar 1943, a great messy scheme to work with. Using the Trumpeter kit as a base simply because I can open the engine up and its fully riveted already. Got the owl PE acoustic pipes and a Reever prop. HGW fabric seatbelts via Eduard (slightly cheaper option) and Makatar masks.
  2. Hello all! Having recently purchased the 1/32 Trumpeter MiG-21 MF kit, I started to compare it with my 1/48 Eduard MF, just to see if fuselage dimensions were similar after enlarging them 150%. I noticed the front fuselage was off and turned to a good scale plan and published dimensions of the fuselage length. The plan is from Wings and Wheels Publications and more dimensions came from the Docavia #33 on the MiG design bureau and has much information. Photos show the problem. The nose is short 8mm. It also looks shrunken. The error is all in the front fuselage starting at the dark vertical pencil line. The airbrake is OK, but the auxiliary air intake below the leading edge is 4mm too far back, and all ads up to 8mm total. I decided to check the diameter of the intake opening and found it also too small. The diameter should be 870mm, or 27.2mm in 1/32. This is represented by the circle drawn in the center of the photo. on the right is the same circle with the diameter of the Trump part drawn within it to show the difference easily. I wonder if anyone has noticed this before and if so, what you may have done to correct this, as it does seem to me to make a difference in the look of the finished model. Thank you in advance for your observations and remarks! Alain
  3. here is a kit that we do not see much, it is under finishing for the moment : voila, there is still a lot of work to finish it
  4. CLICK HERE to view and/or buy $12.95 Shipping: $2.70 U.S, - $9.95 elsewhere Includes tracking and insurance. Sheet contains placards and instruments that fit the kit parts with minimal modifications. Because these are dry transfers (applied wet) there is no clear film so the placards fit over and around kit details precisely. Comes with highly detailed illustrated placement instructions which show where the placards and instruments are to be placed on the kit parts. This product is not intended to be a doctoral thesis on Wildcat cockpits. This product is intended to produce an impressive cockpit using only the kit parts with some minor modifications. Photos of test shot Also, we have three new releases for 1/16 Panther tanks so if you know of anyone who may be interested they are listed on our home page HERE Thank you! Woody
  5. Looks like Trumpy are catching up with some of their back catalogue... http://www.trumpeter-china.com/index.php?g=home&m=article&a=show&id=139&l=en P-40F out this Autumn. Does that mean the F-100F isn't far behind? Tony This will be edited to activate the link
  6. ok here we go with the conversion for the RF-8G After my ukrain bird it whas time for a new challenge I whas long thinking on how im going to make this and then i found this on the net so now lets get the party started what i have done so far Mark
  7. I go away on an extended break from work to enjoy the early months of our first child. I return to the studio to find my prized and treasured labour of love that used to be Trumpy's behemoth 'Flanker' in many many pieces. Vertical stabilisers.....snapped, 1 intake.....3 pieces, port side undercart......snapped, no aerials, missiles and rails.....missing, canopy......non-existent, ejector seat.....disappeared. I'm torn with what to do. Do I write it off and salvage what I can for a new effort, or do I attempt a crash diorama?
  8. I am feeling some strong urges to tackle the Trumpeter A6=A in USMC Vietnam-era colors (land-based or carrier-based is equally OK). Can one of y'all provide a list of all the AM things I should include? Spare no detail. Thanks in advance.
  9. Guest

    SBD-3 done

    A scouting 10 SBD-3 from Enterprise, October 1942. In the Battle of Santa Cruz this a/c, along with another, surprised the Zuiho with successful attacks and got away scot free. One of Trumpeters better kits. After market items are Eduard seat belts (thanks Andre!) and the rear guns which are brass that I bought many years ago and used on a Matchbox SBD build. I do not remember who made them. I also took the wheels from the Matchbox kit and used them here. The armor plate(s) were scratch built. Paints used were Colourcoats for the exterior and Model Master for the interior (mixed to suit my eyes). The national insignias were Montex masks and painted with Xtracolor (blue) and MM (white). I added a chart I printed out on my computer to the pilot's pull-out chart table. I hope you guys like it.
  10. Hi, everyone! Having just finished up my USS Chevalier build, I built a couple of nice, simple 1/35 armor subjects and am ready to get them to the paint booth. Despite the fact that those will be a few weeks till they're completed, I'm already looking forward to my next LSP build. I've got a decent number of kits lying around and, as always, I'm having a hard time landing (no pun intended) on which one I'd like to do next. So, that's where you come in! For the next few weeks, until the armor kits are painted and complete, I'm going to leave a poll open with a couple of the front runners that I'd like to try. Take a look at the list and give a vote. Once I wrap up my armor, I'll dive into whichever kit you guys say I should do next. At that point, I'll update the thread title and get down to business. I'm primarily an out-of-the-box type of builder, so don't expect any major PE or scratch work on any of these. Although I do have some small aftermarket bits for a couple of the kits, the add-ons won't necessarily be the focus. Happy voting!
  11. Our club sponsors a 'Build the Same Kit' contest every year, which includes aircraft and armor options so thought to try something different I'd take on a small project : the Trumpeter Bradley M2A2 but dressed in WWII Camo scheme. The kit was very cheap, so why not? The obligatory box art shot: Not a lot of parts to the kit, but a fair amount of interior detail considering the scale and most of it will be covered up: I have interior shots SOMEWHERE but no clue where they went. There are a LOT of seats inside one of these things, but unless you put the read door down and open some hatches, not much to see. I kept the build simple. All closed up - but take my word for it, the full interior is there! So after laying own the German dark yellow base, I started on the Camo scheme. The top two are the schemes I tried to emulate on the Bradley. Lots of details to be picked out after the Vallejo Olive Green is added, antennas to add, muzzle soot, etc. There are a couple of spiders I need to clean up but this is one of my first attempts with the H&S .2 tip (and this is 1/72 scale!) so overall pretty happy with the results. Next a clear gloss to aid in washes. Probably should have painted some of the detail such as the tow cable and jack and even the shovel before applying the camo. Oh well! Chris
  12. Finally some new releases from Zactomodels! For the new Trumpeter MiG-29A and UB kits: Exhausts - These were made by modifying and adapting the exhausts Alexander Rogal made for the MiG-29M/K kit (also used for the Zactomodels Revell correction set). They are now full depth. I slightly revised the shape of the outer exhaust petals to have a more accurate shape. This is closer to the original part that Alexander made which I had to modify to fit, but didn't quite nail the shape. Top is the new shape. Lower is the previous version that had too much curve on the petals. Subtle, but more accurate.
  13. When the test shots cam out a few years back some drooled others were rivet critical and a few thought that this would be the ultimate Tomcat kit. There is no denying that as a package this model kit impresses before you open the box. A box which is so robust and protective that they even provide a carry handle built in so you can transport it like a piece of luggage. I've built several Tamiya and Revell big cats over the years and both of these had their good and bad points so I was eager to see what Trumpeter had come up with. The first thing to hit you is the packaging inside, everything seems to have its own niche with the more delicate parts such as canopy, intakes etc having their own box.
  14. Hello all, Ive been working on this for a while between projects as it took a fair amount of time to get the 'snow-flage' right, I think I got there in the end. I have recently swapped paint to Mr Colour lacquer's, I must admit I was a little on edge using them, but they are fantastic to work with. Only added extras to the kit are the seat belt from eduard, as ever, its built to look right so please forgive in-accuracies' in my work or the kit. All comments are welcome.... P.S. I apologise about the white background, but I could find anything else to cover the background :-(
  15. I cracked this open mid summer '16 with hopes to finish by 7 Dec for 75 anniversary. Pearl Harbor P36, P40B, A6M2b. As usual, life, family and another wrecked knee kept my bench-time to a minimum. My bench is configured as a 36" (91cm) tall standing bench. The wrecked knee dictated my time to no more than 30 minute sessions. Trumpy's P40B with all it's known short comings. Will address cockpit, wheel well, fabric and rivet issues. P40B "White 300" based at Bellows Field 7 Dec, 1941. This Bellows Field post 7 Dec P40B has seen better days. The cockpit is short so I secured Lone Star resin correction set. Lone Star's resin sidewall correction (left) and kit. Depth difference is markable. The casting of Lone Star's correction is showing it's age. Soft detail and lots of bubbles/imperfections. That said I have decided to scratch build the deeper cockpit. Using Lone Star parts as template I draw on styrene card stock. Apologizes for the photo quality.
  16. Hello all, I thought id try something a little ambitious on this 109 as I had three sets of decals for a Fliegerkompanie J-371 Bf-109 E-3, I guess I swung away from doing it before as the size of the decals was a little scary. So I painted it up ready for the decals knowing I had a degree of safety having three sets to get it right............hmmmmm! I gave up,and then broke out the masking tape for a masking marathon ​. In hindsight, it was the only way to get this scheme done and I am pretty happy with the overall result. All comments are welcome
  17. This is a my second build in a few days that I have completed while I'm trying to get my mo-jo back for the ju-87 I am building. The model kit is from Trumpeter kit and builds quite well, only issue I found was the correct seating of the undercarriage. The way the undercarriage is built up is a bit of a strange approach and doesn't exactly help the modeller and once complete, it isn't the strongest 'set' I've come access, other than that, a good build. Built out of the box and painted with Humbrol paints except for Mr Hobby for the RLM04 yellow. Hope you like it, all comments are welcome :-)
  18. Hello guys, I took these photos of a former VNAF Skyraider on display in Saigon. Incidentally the propeller blades on this plane are mounted backwards (back to front). Should they be mounted properly, I wouldn't have noticed this curious detail: a small angled 'ledge' running lengthwise on the trailing edge of the blade. Now that I know it's there, I can see it on several other Skyraider photos although it's hard to notice since the 'ledge' is located on the back of the propeller. Can you A-1 experts shed some light on this curious detail? Thank you Quang
  19. Hi guys, I'm currently building the 1/32 A-1H Skyraider from Trumpeter. Can you tell me about the stick-like ordnance these A-1 are wearing? I read somewhere that they are practice dummies. I'd like to know more about them and maybe get a link to some close-up photos. Can you help me? Cheers, Quang
  20. Hello I was wondering what your thoughts on the Trumpeter MiG-29 UB. In general what aftermarket do you think it needs? I was looking at Aries aftermarket exhaust if the kit needed it? For example. What decals are available? How are the north star quality for the Wheels early and late? Thanks in advance Danny
  21. Now here is a serious release of an oft-neglected subject: http://www.trumpeter-china.com/index.php?g=home&m=product&a=show&id=3059 If I'm not mistaken, this is a more recent kit, and has no reviews on it???? Anyone here know about it? I mean, it has to beat the old 1/48 Special Hobby no-locating-pins/mixed-media release, and the local price is not bad...
  22. Hi everyone! I've been a lurker here for far too long! For years. I've learned so much from all your builds and got heaps of inspiration, so thank you! On the bench the past few weeks, (started 15ish years ago) is my Trumpeter hog. I'm building a 1991 Desert Storm 23rd TFW. To me, it's the classic hog. Growing up in the 80's, this was my favorite jet and I loved watching them at the local air shows. The Trump kit has a strange mix of old and modern detail, so there's going to be a lot of mods to backdate it properly. I've got all the usual aftermarket goodies lined up for it: Cutting Edge Cockpit Cutting Edge Exterior Set Cutting Edge Decal Sheet Master Model brass gun & pitot Cutting Edge Dual Rail Adapter Cutting Edge wheels AMS Resin Mk 20s & ALQ-119 Zacto or Cutting Edge Sidewinders Random bits in the box: Reworking the front wheel well. The kit detail leaves a lot to be desired, so I'm trying out a little scratchbuilding. Today, I removed all the kit's detail, and blocked out a new wheel well box. At first. I tried just removing the molded in detail on the kit part, but this looked really ugly, so I decided to completely replace it. Here's my new detail-less well box: Pretty happy with the fit! Took lots and lots of sanding and dry-fitting. Here's the inner fuselage, I had to fill some gaps here, note this is before sanding! And here's the fit check with the Cutting Edge cockpit. Doesn't look like it, but this took half a Sunday of hard (but fun) work! That's it for now, next will be scratching in all the detail for the front wheel well. Thanks for looking! Any and all comments appreciated! Aaron
  23. P-40 finished. I made few corrections and added things to cockpit and engine. Tail wheel bay is bulit from scratch. Decals are from Techmod and gun barrels and pitot tube are from Master. Unfortunately i broke pitot tube ending. Edit. As always I forgot about something. Gunsight added: Works in progress thread: http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=69082
  24. Hi, my new project is a Trumpeter P-40B/Tomahawk in African RAF colors: Photo of my plane: It will be mostly from the box. Now i'm doing the cockpit. I found an easy way to correct it's too high position. I cutted the support for floor and i putted it under the back plate: After this i added an rib extension to cover a hole which appeared: I know that this is not entirely correct but for me it's good enough.
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