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goodn8
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Posted: Wednesday, March 01, 2017 - 11:04 PM UTC
1/48 Fw 190 A(G)8 Revell/Dragon/Trimaster

Well, some WIP-details&pics

This kit is quite nicely molded and has fine details on the surface but the fit isn't that good and fiddling.
Before glueing the wing halves together you have to fix the wheel wells and check carefully the alignment especially for the gun openings (had to be drilled for better shape) and front closure. So better you glue it step by step.
Also the empty shell chutes are closed and had to be cutted out.


Done the headrest/canopy-mechanism (4 parts, and added 2 additional struts from sprue). To align you have to use the canopy while glue them together for a correct fit later on.
Painted the (drilled out) exhausts, won't be much visible when cowling is on.
btw the cowling: 4+3 parts and a challenge to glue...


Some sub-assamblies : Wheels, struts and the 7-part SD/PC 1400 bomb.


Thomas
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Posted: Wednesday, March 01, 2017 - 01:20 PM UTC

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Thomas, nice kick off! The pit looks good. It is always a pleasure to follow Your build!
Oliver



Herzlichen Dank, Oliver!
@ Mike: Thanks a lot for the kind words! Hope you'll wake up your Fw190 soon...

Nice progress here, guys.
Paul: great work on the Mustang-pit and sidewalls!

Robert Jan: nice choice and progress. It's a cool and not often seen aircraft.

Paul-KelticKnot; surely will follow that Hurricane-build as I have that in my stash as well from the "Ready for Battle"-kit.

Oliver: Very good start, will seriously follow your progress as the kit is on my wish list
btw: to get your avatar back/changed you have to click "save changes" very down on the "settings-modify profile"-site in the yellow ribbon.

... meanwhile doing some smaller things on the "Butcher", some bench-pics will be shown soon ...

Thomas
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Posted: Wednesday, March 01, 2017 - 09:13 AM UTC
Meng 1:48 P-51D Mustang

I finished up the cockpit and closed the fuselage up. Next will need to decide to putty the wings or not.



I continue to be impressed by the little things in this build, such as the kit K-14 gunsight above. Typically I find kit gunsights are not much better than clear blobs with something resembling reflector lenses. Meng's gunsight has some very good detail. All I did with it was tape off the lens surfaces and add a spot of liquid mask to sides of the sunshade framing. A quick spray with the airbrush and some dry-brushing and you have a completely acceptable 1:48 K-14 reflector sight. Nicely done Meng!
KelticKnot
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Posted: Wednesday, March 01, 2017 - 04:09 AM UTC

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Paul: The Airfix Hurricane is a wonderful choice. Please tell us more about this kit.

Oliver



Ive only had a peek into the box so far but it looks very good. Similar to your typhoon I imagine with a lot of interesting interior detail. This will be my first truly modern aircraft model and I hear good things about Airfix's new toolings.
Antilles
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Posted: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 03:32 AM UTC
Robert Jan: The Fokker kit has really fine details and You are building and presenting it very nice!

Paul: The Airfix Hurricane is a wonderful choice. Please tell us more about this kit.

The inside of my Tiffy is mostly done. I just added some tamiya tape seat belts. The detailing of the inside is very nice in this kit, but, I am afraid, not much will be visible after closing the frame.




Oliver
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Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 06:48 PM UTC
I promised myself I'd enter more campaigns this year so once I finish the tiny New Orleans in the background I'll get going with Airfix's really nice looking Hurricane Mk1 in 48th scale.

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Posted: Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 08:42 PM UTC
Nice indeed Robert Jan! Special Hobby kits can be tricky (I'm building their 1/32 P-39 right not) but they do interesting subjects and are generally worth the extra work.

Michael
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Posted: Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 07:28 PM UTC
Progress so far the Fokker D.21. Like it very much. First time Special Hobbies, so will get some more...





More to come.

Regards,

Robert Jan
Antilles
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Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 08:52 PM UTC
Well,
I have to build my stash of 1/72 kits and than I will turn to the next bigger scale, as my arms are not long enough to read the smaller lines in the newspaper already.

Oliver


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Very nice kit Oliver, and I NEVER build 1/72!

Michael



Michael,

maybe You should try one of these new 1/72 kits. They are great fun!

Oliver



Actually I have built that Typhoon, and highly recommend it! But the old eyes and fat fingers have a hard time with tininess.

Michael

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Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 07:46 PM UTC

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Very nice kit Oliver, and I NEVER build 1/72!

Michael



Michael,

maybe You should try one of these new 1/72 kits. They are great fun!

Oliver



Actually I have built that Typhoon, and highly recommend it! But the old eyes and fat fingers have a hard time with tininess.

Michael
Antilles
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Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 07:18 PM UTC

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Very nice kit Oliver, and I NEVER build 1/72!

Michael



Michael,

maybe You should try one of these new 1/72 kits. They are great fun!

Oliver
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 04:33 AM UTC
Very nice kit Oliver, and I NEVER build 1/72!

Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 01:32 AM UTC
Hello fellow modelers!
Very nice builds are going on here. As I have finished my last model, I now have time for a new one. I will try some of Airfix newer kits. The Typhoon in 1/72.



Oliver
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Posted: Monday, February 20, 2017 - 01:17 AM UTC
I was thinking of building P-47D or FW-200 Condor, but changed may mind and decided to try building Special Hobby's Tempest V in 1/32 scale:



There are five marking options, and I'll probably build Pierre Clostermann's plane from April 1945.
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Posted: Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 09:38 PM UTC
Just Noticed that I can build a vehicle so I enlisted, Would like to do a wingy thingy so we shale see
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 07:57 PM UTC
Nice choice Robert Jan, and it showed up fine that time!

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 03:12 PM UTC
Hello, this is better.



Works to be done.

Robert Jan
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SpeedyJ
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Posted: Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 10:00 AM UTC
Hello, this is my entry to the campaign.

http://s1380.photobucket.com/user/Gonzales48/media/NakajimaKi-84%20Hayate/Fokker%20D21/IMG_1186_zpsdmtyfe7x.jpg.html?sort=3&o=2

Kind regards,

Robert Jan
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Posted: Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 08:07 AM UTC
@Mike, Yes Mike, you are right...... beautiful place to work..., I think that was a non smoking seat

@Paul, the Mustang has an "beautiful" office...!!!!

A few update of my Condor......




ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 05:01 AM UTC
Super work, Paul!
PeeJay74
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Posted: Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 03:13 AM UTC
Meng 1:48 P-51D Mustang

Just a quick update. I have most of the interior finished, I just need to fix the seat. I managed to break both arms off of the tubular-style seat so will replace them with some 0.020 evergreen rod. Other than that the interior is finished. The weakest part of the kit so far is hands down the decal for the instrument panel. The markings and stencils are by Cartograf and look amazing, but the instruments are beyond basic and plain. This will not do so I replaced them with Airscale USAAF gauges.

I also added some Airscale data placards, lead wire around the radios, Eduard PE seat belts, and scratched a rough map for the map case out of tape. Everything else is OOB with just some paint added.

Everything goes together cleanly once painted. I did use a touch of glue here and there just to make sure nothing popped loose while handling it. So far this kit has been really fun and easy, I'd say Airfix and Eduard have their work cut out to best Meng's new 1:48 scale P-51D.




Not pictured, I also detailed the instrument coaming, ballistic glass, control stick, and got started on the wheel wells.

More to come soon.
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Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 07:27 AM UTC
Nice work on your condor Jose! Are those the fuel tanks in the fuselage? Imagine the lucky guy who gets that seat
SHAKY962
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Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 11:56 PM UTC
My advances in the Condor