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  1. It’s finally time to get started on this. I’m really looking forward to it based on all the reviews I’ve read, here on LSP as well as other sites. This is going to be out of the box. I’ve spent too many months on single builds lately. This seems the perfect candidate as there really isn’t too much on the tweak list for the A3 and given it’s mixed media has PE and resin parts to really make it look sharp. Here’s the only Eastern Front option in the kit I did just the IP the other night...then found a build review that said the PE and panel is too wide and needs trimmed. Boy they
  2. Greetings! Yesterday I received the Aires resin J79 exhaust nozzle kit for my F-104 build. I saved the pouring block to experiment with painting, both for color & durability. I primed half of it with my usual lacquer primer. After it cured, I shot the whole thing with Metalizer titanium. Guess which side peeled off with my fingernail this morning and which did not?
  3. I may come to regret this, but after the intensity of finishing my AIMS conversion Bf110G4 in the "In the Pale Moonlight GB", I feel that I need a more "simple" build to get my head straight and before getting involved in the Multi-engined GB with my Anson. I bought this kit early last year and have been itching to build it ever since: The Fw44 Stieglitz (goldfinch) was one of the main training aircraft for the Luftwaffe in the 30s and 40s and was flown by Peter Spoden, a former Nachtjager and gentleman who I've been privileged to meet:
  4. Hello friends! Today we decided to tease you with our new project - a Continental 760x100 resin wheels. They are compatible for 1/32 scale models of different german planes - Albatros, Fokker D.VII, Pfalz and Roland. We are expecting they will be available in March 2019. https://properplane.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=62&product_id=114
  5. Place holder for the mo - but a statement of intent for this GB - with caveat that it may not be completed in time and I have other projects to get finished/progress with. Need to get the review of the HpH kit finished and posted (all photos now done) and then I'll make a start. Iain
  6. Hi all, Today is the day. I'm officially going to call this build done! For the past one and a half year this build was in my mind. Lot's of fun, a lot of learning and a few mistakes made this a very rewarding experience. I couldn't wait to share some pictures with you guys so that's what I'm going to do. Maybe I'll write a little longer piece in the near future, but for now I'll let the pictures do the talking. Enjoy! Cheers, Wouter
  7. Update 8/2/18 - work has begun! Normally I’d wait until I actually start working to write an in progress thread but I’m too excited to wait with this one. Fisher has not started shipping the AD-5W Guppy conversions just yet; decals haven’t arrived to them yet from Cartograf. Nevertheless Paul was kind enough to send the resin of the Guppy conversion my way so that I could get started. Initial dry fitting of major parts and the Trumpeter inner wings show near perfect fit. The massive Guppy radome is cast in two pieces to save weight and has “walls” fitting into the oil
  8. New from Sierra Hotel Models in 1/32 Scale... A-6A/E Intruder Exhausts:
  9. since shipping parts half way ´round the globe for casting takes alot of time, i have put my corsair build for this GB on hold. unlikely i will be able to finish it on time. keeping with the Korean theme i have decided to take a shot at this: 02 by karl holubar, auf Flickr (posted under fair use) that being said, i have not been able to locate a pic of the real jet. it is supposed to be the counterpart of the famous "blue tail fly" (a panther made out of two battle damaged planes with the front part natural aluminum and the rear part blue). the "vice-versa" called plane was also made out
  10. 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
  11. This set gives the modeler a one piece resin cowl that improves the fidelity of the engraved details. Details that unfortunately are lost in the injection molding operation of kit production, and appear soft or faded out. No need to rescribe or loose detail during building. Easy one cut per fuselage half, along a natural panel line. Has locators to align perfectly. https://www.ebay.com/itm/302649852463?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649
  12. So I picked up the Belcher Bits resin conversion for the Hasegawa F-5E to F-5A. It's got a pretty hefty fuselage in it. I've washed the parts and can't seem to get rid of the oily, glossy looking finish, on one side. I've tried to show this in the attached picture. The shine on the right side isn't the light, it's the resin. I used dawn dh sopa in warm water to wash them. I also tried sanding on one section of it to see if it was the surface finish. When I do that it gets dull but within an hour it is back to an oily look. has anyone run up against something similar and have a solution? Th
  13. Hi All, Here's my recently finished Avia B-135 from Planet Models, a resin kit, 1/48th scale, very easy to build. Yes, that's the one that probably took part in a B-24 kill on March 30th, 1944 over Sofia, Bulgaria. Hope you like it, best regards Hubert
  14. EDIT: SINCE FUCKBUCKET SHUT DOWN ALL HOSTING THERE ARE NO PICS VISIBLE UNTILL PAGE 10. ANYONE INTERESTED CAN REQUEST THESE VIA PM FROM ME after the resin yak-23 i will go with something more complcated, the LEM Su-22 "Fitter" i collected some aftermarket as a resin seat, the static dischargers and a Su-25 pitot which will lend parts for the pitot it will be in Iraqi colours with an assymetric loadout from the Iran war (artwork from Tom Cooper under fair use) stay tuned...
  15. I had a bunch of different subjects that I could pick from to join this GB with. I have a Tamiya F-15E I started 20 years ago that currently seems to be a table... Another choice was the F-4G I started right around when I joined LSP. In the end, I decided on my first resin 1/32 kit, the Planet Models XF5U. There are a couple great builds of this kit on here from Brian and Eric and I used them as a reference in what I've done so far. I think I'm past the hard part of joining the fuselage halves together but left off there. The plan is to arm it and
  16. Hi everybody. I've a very interesting pics of a He-111p that's been downed. In the most part the wings are off and the engines sitting by the side. I really fancy having a go at creating the scene as it wont be a quarter of the size of the complete plane and I think would make an interesting dio. So my longwinded way of getting to my question is are there any am engines I could use? Research seems to point to Daimler Benz DB601A-1 but I cant find these. CMK do a DM601A and still available and Eduard did also (for the 109E's)but now discontinued. Are these suitable or are there any othe
  17. I was thinking of mixing some milliput(or similar epoxy putty), rolling it out into long thin strips, then laying these strips over the contact areas on resin kits. Instead of using CA or mixed liquid epoxy, use the milliput to bond the fuselage together. Basically sandwiching a very thin layer of milliput between the parts, then trimming off the excess before curing. Hopefully filling some gaps along the way. Anyone ever tried this? Any thoughts on pros and cons? Experienced milliputers... any suggestions? Thanks in advance! James B
  18. Hi folks, Some days ago I got the LEM resin kit of the Ki-115. The kit is VERY nice: - Excellent shapes and seemingly accurate dimensions. It looks like they used the only set of detailed plans I know (also available on the web). - Good details with a fully riveted airframe - Nice level of detail - Excellent casting (I really had to look after them to find some very small air bubbles) The kit does not ask for a lot of improvements. Besides some basic improvements detailed hereunder, I recommend purchasing a set of RB belts as the kit has none. Directly, out of my head, I'm thinking at the
  19. Finally it's done ! I've started it more than one year ago, but most of the time it stayed on my bench half built and untouched. I restarted it a few weeks ago, and was very happy to meet this model again. It was a pleasure to build for a resin kit, with a very good fit and a very few issue (maybe the only issues were my fault). The painting was not easy though, as i had to cut masks for everything, and the yellow wings also ask for a lot of masking. Yellow is definitely not an easy color to paint. It is almost translucent, and even the tiniest bit of dust is visible. The olive drab
  20. never done a full resin kit before, so some new stuff for me. the kit was given to me by my good friend Heinz (Vulcan32) and will be in polish Markings (since part of my wifes family is from there)
  21. Hi ! I've bought this kit a few weeks ago, from another nice LSP member. Since then i cant wait to build it ! The casting is pretty good, and most small parts are in white metal. There are 2 PE sheets, one being for the very large radiator areas on the wings. The floats struts are supplied in both resin and metal, but the instructions recommend to use the metal ones as with the resin struts the build will lack rigidity. Sorry but i have not shoot pictures of that, but there was a kind of overthickness all around the cutting between both fuselage halve
  22. I recently picked up this wonderful kit via the LSP Traders forum, and after looking through it, decided this was the next one. I'll be building it out of the box with the provided markings for US Navy all weather fighter squadron VFAW-3 "Blue Nemesis". This squadron has the distinction of being the only US Navy unit assigned to the North American Air Defense Command. The scheme I'll be depicting, though with the black nose. The decals are for aircraft 32. The kit has seen several owners before landing on my bench. In the box Parts! The main airframe parts, w
  23. Hello all, I spotted these at Hannants and wondered if they might be of any interest for those adding extra detail to their aircaft. http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/PF32253P Cheers.
  24. For info: What look like some nice resin wheels for the Kinetic kit or VFS one if you have that. Three tyre types to choose from. DEF Model...click on the corresponding thumbnail Lucky Model has them in stock for about $15USD HTH. Cheers Matty
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