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  1. Matchbox II GB

    The decals and cockpit PE for my Matchbox Lancaster have come in. I'm going to look into getting PE flaps also, but I was wondering if anyone knows if there is a mask set that can be used for it too? There are a number out there for 1/72 Lancasters, but I wouldn't think they would be a simple fit for the older Matchbox kit.
  2. 1/48 Do-335A

    Certainly are ungainly looking beauties! Wasn't able to do much today, just a little sanding down of some plastic to fit into the wells. Hope to make good progress tomorrow.
  3. Great looking piece! Both the plane and the diorama. Nicely done model of a beautiful plane.
  4. 1/48 Do-335A

    I sure hope it will be visible! I think there'll be some part of it that can be seen though, however slim it may turn out to be... At the moment, I'm drilling some holes in the the wheel bay/fuselage bulkhead in preparation for some more plumping. It may not be this crazy, but I will try to get it close...
  5. 1/48 Do-335A

    Okay, back in the modeling saddle as it were... Been a little bit since I built anything with any feeling of drive being the doing, so it's good to have the mojo back! Anyway, here is the Tamiya Do-335A 'Arrow.' The few upgrades I'll be using... I'll also be using a PE set from Eduard for the cockpit and the gear wells. As for the gear wells, I put in some of the PE, but also used some thin wire when the PE lines were far too fragile for these meat-hooks. The seat, with its arms up in surrender. And beginning to wire the dash. I used a mix of wire, electrical wire and EX line for the 'rat's' nest. And all squeezed together for a test fit. Not the most neatly done job, but I think it looks okay. Next, I think there'll be a little more work in the wheel bays, especially along the fuselage bulkhead, then I'll start some interior painting.
  6. 1/18 Spitfire Mk. XIVe - Race #80

    Man, seeing this has me wishing model companies were selling affordable model kits in metal form! And I don't mean Metal Earth.
  7. 1/72 Airfix Dambuster

    Lovely Lanc! That's a sharp paint job.
  8. Those are looking fantastic!
  9. 1/18 Spitfire Mk. XIVe - Race #80

    That's so dang purdy!!
  10. Some great progress! Love the look of the Manchester and wish it was in kit form. I'll have to keep my eye out for a conversion set.
  11. 1/18 Spitfire Mk. XIVe - Race #80

    Silly question, and probably asked already. Are you using model paints, or have you considered the 'real' stuff, such as auto or even straight-up aircraft paint? They get paint to stick to all-metal aircraft in the real world.
  12. 1/18 Spitfire Mk. XIVe - Race #80

    After all you have done so far, you sir, shall persevere!
  13. For a first-completed warship model, that came out really nice! You make me want to get my Warspite off of the Shelf of Ode to Woe. As for the rigging, looking great too by the way, nothing is stopping a fine tip marker from coloring them up!
  14. 1/18 Spitfire Mk. XIVe - Race #80

    That red flash looks great against the metal.