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  1. I have been after something big (32nd scale) to get into, I lost interest in the Hudson when I cut to much out, the scratch built Savage has progressed and I just keep looking at it, and I don't own too much 1/32nd stuff so the Tracker is top of the list. As you can see I've already cut it out and added a keel, I have no need to add any bulkheads within that section as John "Tigger" uses nice thick plastic, so it's quite rigid now. I will of course add bulkheads for the cockpit and rear of the keel.. Not sure on scheme, I'm just going to concentrate on getting the main areas built for now. I'm very lucky to be able to take my models into work until further notice, so at the moment I'm progressing very nicely on a Combat Models Martin Mars, and now this. This is todays work and it's some size! It's next to a Kinetic 48th kit that I'm going to use for reference. Apologies for the poor photos, I'm up at 5am and not got time to get all my stuff out... Piccys.
  2. Ive waited a long LONG time to see this...................a 1/32nd F7F Tigercat on my bench!!!!! I almost thought it may never come true, but HpH sure put those fears to rest. [/size]Anyone here who knows me, knows this is my all time favorite air frame, and ever since the first time I laid eyes on my big brothers 1/72nd Tigercat I was hooked.[/size] This is the newly released 1/32nd F7F Tigercat from HpH models. Its all resin, and the kit itself is very detailed with a ton of parts. I wont go into a ton of intense details about the kit itself upfront, as I have already done a full review of the kit. See here: HpH F7F-3P Tigercat LSP IBR This is going to be a long journey if I'm honest. I have resin experience and experience with HpH kits, and both of these lead me to believe that is will be an exceptionally intense and complex build. But since I have more passion for this air frame than pretty much any other out there, so it will be brought to fruition, of that you can be certain. Lets see what we have shall we? Standard fare here, Ill show some pics of the kit itself pulled from my IBR. The HpH F7F comes hollow molded in resin, and really is the bees knees when it comes to detail. The box is quite sturdy, and comes compartmentalized with all parts bagged and wrapped in bubble wrap: This will NOT be a small model when done either! The details and overall surface detail that HpH includes are really phenomenal: Engine parts and some fuselage internal detail: Its going to take a heck of a lot of weight to keep this big girl on her nose: MORE....................
  3. OK, Proof of concept is complete. I have the patience and skill to build large scale planes from scratch. So without pause, I'm back at it with the Bearcat. It's not exactly starting today but it has now moved into #1 in the queue , so let's "Get it on". There is some history in other threads, some of which crashed due to the Photobucket hosting issues, but I'm just going to start fresh here with this thread and take it from here. To recap: I have done a considerable amount of work on the engine and landing gear using 3D designs I made so much of that is already behind me. I'm actually going to build the fuselage conventionally and not using 3D printing. So here's progress today getting that work underway. I really love doing this part quite a bit and have no regrets tossing the 3D work I did do in the bin. That's hobby birchwood (mostly used for R/C planes). The paper bulkheads in the pic will soon be made from birch too and then glued to the fuselage per the plan. I have some hi density foam I got online using the method that Ben "Starfighter" used for his C2A Greyhound and I have hopes that will work out better than my old method (tons of Magic Sculpt that takes a lifetime to sand) . Wish me luck. Done by Xmas???
  4. Hi guys, Trumpeters 1/32 Phoenix pallets aren’t quite accurate, so I understand. Are Tamiya’s parts accurate? I am thinking of using those, or (trying to) make castings of them. My own kit is ah... somewhat buried under the rest of the stash at the moment. So instead of bulldozing my way through my personal plastic AMARC, I opt for the easy way out and ask you guys! Thanks for sharing your knowledge! Cheers, Erik B.
  5. Hello Forum, "within the build is before the built" I read some in the world wide web - I think somewhere aftmost left. .Some minutes before I was able to lay my hand on this beauty - also I payed much too much for her* burt I will plan much more that i jumped in with the Camel F.1. So this'll be at the very beginning a research thread swinging to a building an asking for help thread later on. Here the technical drawing for those who are interested in such stuff: And there is certainly a question of the colour sheme - I love this "British Post Red" as I remember it from my London trip once up on a time called it. Is this the "right" red - or is it too dark? Now to my questions - and as a newby I've got a lot of this I can't figure out when these coloursheme was used - okay before 1940 (then I found pictures in the pacific darkblue and sky light grey pattern). a) Is it right when I'll call her "1445" after her number on the tail? Or is the hull's side number "5-F-1" crucial? The coloursheme of the Revell kit semms to be the same as her's and the squadron symbol might be the same. What is the right Squadron my beauty belongs to? Was theirtimes there a sqaudron-colour or was it a a carrier-colour? c) If I say - okay red is nice but I want to bring the VB-2 "Big bad Wolf" on here hull - what do I have to do at the markings and to her colouring? I just learnd by http://wp.scn.ru that this was a Bomber Squadron not a VF for Fighter one So there apearce onn the far horizon the question if there might be a biplane Helldiver Curtiss SBC 1/32 kit... ...or if not - is it possible to built the SB2C back to a biplane? Could I take the measurements from the 1/72 Heller or the Matchbox kit? Thanks for your intrest and patience with a questioning greenhorn in here! ____________________________ *but with kits it seems to be like with kids and women you falt in love to...
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