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  1. themongoose

    Kit Bash Stinger

    Every year the IPMS FAME CITIES Ed Kinney Chapter sponsors a contest theme for – ‘Anything USMC ‘- in memory of Ed Kinney. This year I'm determined to have an entry. With the parts from spares and the Academy kit supplied by red dog and Dragon plus a detailed review of The Designers page I think I'm ready to turn Hasegawa's prototype F-18 into a Desert Storm F/A-18A! I picked up an Avionix cockpit and tail modification kit, got some stainless screens from AMUR.Reaver, now I just have to decide which Flying Leathernecks decal sheet to buy. I've got to have it ready for the September meeting. I've spent the last couple weeks pouring over Pete's Scale Hornet guide so I'm totally psyched. This will also be my first big effort at weathering so please feel free to throw out any guidance as we build this one together 😆
  2. I've seen on Metro Hobbies website there is an upcoming release from Academy of a 1/32 F/A-18+ Limited edition with RAAF decals. Does anyone know what scheme will be with this release? Is this one of the "special projects" Steve at Ronin Graphics has been hinting at on his Facebook page? https://metrohobbies.com.au/academy-1-32-f-a-18-vmfa-232-red-devils.html
  3. Well, here goes... Not every prototype aeroplane was a success, and here are a couple that weren't The one on the left will be the unique F.1/4 (or 4F.1, or whatever) taper wing prototype built by Sopwith in 1917 and tested at Martlesham Heath. I bought an Academy kit ages ago pretty cheap, and read reviews of the kit afterwards. The wings were, um, unusual. The usual description is 'like a starving cow' which is pretty fair. I could see I was going to have to do a lot of work on them to get something reasonable so I shelved the kit. Only, in the back of the Camel datafile is a lovely drawing by Ian Stair. hmm, what an interesting 'plane. And if I was going to have to work on the wings anyway.... On the right is B3811, delivered in July 1917 with a Gnome Monosoupape engine. This is the Academy Clerget Camel kit, which I also bought cheap. I'm afraid I'm a bit of a bodger, so fitting one of the less usual engines appealed to me. The engine is the Roden one, the Academy Clerget has gone into the taper wing plane In the middle is the Part photoetch kit (S32030) - it's very useful for dressing up one of these kits - I've just ordered another one for 3811 Looks like this is just the wrong time for this thread, I guess LSP is about to get overrun with WNW camel builds Richard
  4. Well, the HK Mossie is in the homestretch so time to join in on this GB. In addition to the kit, I've got the Eduard Big-Ed set and the Master brass barrels for the nose gun.
  5. Here's the boxtop of my entry. It won't be started right away as I still have other kits on the workbench that need to be finished. I'll probably do it straight OOB.
  6. I've finally finished a model of my own for the year, although I could have picked a better kit to start with. I bought this for about 9 bucks years ago when it was about the only Mirage III you could buy in the scale. I had visions of converting it into a Mirage V Dagger, but with the coming of the new Kinetic kits, I don't need to do that anymore. There isn't much to say about the plastic, apart from; it's a poorly detailed, ill-fitting, obsolete relic. A Britmodeller member was kind enough to send me his leftover decals from the Eduard kit and these were really nice to use. If you have this in the stash, just buy the Eduard kit. I did get the pink a little dark, but it'll do.
  7. Having a break from wing things for a little bit. I have been wanting to build some type of 1/35 tank for years and after seeing some great examples at a recent model expo I was hooked. I purchased and have been building my first ever armor vehicle being a cheapish but pretty good quality Academy Tiger 1 tank. Being my first I just want to have fun and even got my daughter helping me. No great expectations or modelling skills here just fun. Just knowing how beat up these things were is comforting to know I will be able to cover up any mistakes. I still want to end up with something to be happy with so I'm not quite just slapping it together and I am learning how to use my new Aztec 470 airbrush. Having good sessions and not so good (with airbrush but getting better) So far,,, fun factor 10. The basic build was easy and not tooooo time consuming. I'll post the rest of the build in pictures.
  8. modelingbob

    Academy 1/32 F-18C

  9. Hello Is there a after market ATAR nose. For the Academy F/A-18D Hornet? Also seamless Intake's that is the right size!!! not like the narrow ones in the kit Thank You Danny
  10. BloorwestSiR

    1/35 UH-1C Gunship- DONE!!!

    As a companion build to my F-5C, here is one a little more straight forward. I had forgotten about this kit in the stash. Upon opening the box, I noticed that I had started a bit of the cockpit. Mostly I had removed some of the panels in front for replacement with PE. So this definitely is less than 25% done. You can just make out the replacement PE panels on the left side of the box. Carl
  11. mark31

    HH-60H rescue hawk

    Hello at the moment work is going slowly on my cobra and i have fun building helos. So im going to build a few more. This is wha i hope to reach when compleet. What i will be using as a base kit is the academy black hawk. It whas a second hand kit and there where a few things done but not much. For reference pics i just used google and now i have a pic of 150. now the only thing i need is paitince and a lot of plastic card. Mark
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