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Hardtarget

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  1. HT's Trumpeter 1/72 SU-34

    I shall be in with one of these babies. Pics to follow.
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    1/72 High Planes Models Mirage IIIO RAAF 75Sqd, Butterworth Malaysia 1981-2 Experimental scheme applied to aircraft at RAAF Butterworth. DSC_0024 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0025 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0026 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0027 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0028 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0029 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0030 by stuart wellard, on Flickr
  3. HT's 1/72 High Planes Mirage IIIO RAAF

    Oh she wasnt finished just yet Now she is.... Finished 1/72 High Planes Models Mirage IIIO RAAF 75Sqd, Butterworth Malaysia 1981-2 Experimental scheme applied to aircraft at RAAF Butterworth. DSC_0024 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0025 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0026 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0027 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0028 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0029 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0030 by stuart wellard, on Flickr
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    Finished 1/72 Great Wall Hobbies F-15E 87-0173 319st FS 'Bolt Tigers', 366th FW, USAF Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, 2002 Build Thread : DSC_0010 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0011 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0014 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0016 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0017 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0018 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0019 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0020 by stuart wellard, on Flickr
  5. HT's 1/72 GWH F-15E

    Finished 1/72 Great Wall Hobbies F-15E 87-0173 319st FS 'Bolt Tigers', 366th FW, USAF Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, 2002 DSC_0010 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0011 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0012 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0014 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0015 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0016 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0017 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0018 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0019 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0020 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0021 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0022 by stuart wellard, on Flickr
  6. HT's 1/72 GWH F-15E

    Deadline day update from tha last couple of days progress. Final photo reveal later today The aircraft's canopy and titanium areas were masked and she was given a coat of grey stynlrez. DSC_0001 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Although ive closed the nose up there is an option to have the radar on show if you want. Show here installed but not detailed. DSC_0002 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Vallejo MA 36118 was sprayed over in light uneven coats so that there will be some difference between the paint areas which aid in the weathered look. DSC_0003 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Underside. DSC_0004 by stuart wellard, on Flickr U/C installed with wheels. Burner cans ready as well as the tanks which i only use one later on. DSC_0005 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Humbrol Clear airbrushed on for the decals. DSC_0006 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Weapons load out painted and decaled ready for install. DSC_0007 by stuart wellard, on Flickr A/C decaled with her loadout ready for install and final weathering. DSC_0008 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Important note regarding decals. You will notice on the decal sheet that rather than individual decals GWH have chosen to 'group' a number together within an area such as the no step markings. These are all linked as part as one which means that there is a huge area of decal film in-between to achieve the distance required. You can like me in some cases cut the film around the decal you actually need or retain the film however in some cases i chose to retain this fiml nad to my surprise even though the decal is tamia/hasegawa like in terms of thickness, they are quite durable and flexible almost rubber like. Setting them down with Mr Setter/surfacer didn't work as quickly as i had like so i used tamiya x20a and they went down like a dream. The perils of x20a is that it is so aggressive that you don't have very long before it eats the film and you cant move it. So decals look scary due to the fiml but settle nicely and therefore i have no qualms of retaining the film.
  7. For the decals use a stronger setting solution such as mr softer or good old Tamiya X20A.
  8. HT's Eduard 1/72 JRS-1 'The Boat'

    HI All, the more the merrier. I shall be doing the Pearl Harbor kite which I believe is to be shown in the next rendition of SAM. I made a start on a few parts and some prep work. I started off with the IP. The instructions would have you to sand off the face with all the molded on parts but why not simply turn it around? which is what i did without the need for sanding. There is no size difference at all. DSC_0034 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Next up were the wheel wells which are supposed to be a nice little fit but i found that neither part at the bottom were angled so you have to put this angle in to ensure that the top rectangular section is square to the fuselage halves. I also had to fill in the two large windows which i used some of my 'sprueglue' TM. Once cured properly ill give another coating to be sanded down later. DSC_0032 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Windowed doors sanded to fit and then were cemented in place. I also drilled a 5mm hole for the new window. DSC_0033 by stuart wellard, on Flickr I moved onto the wings next which need some sanding on the inners as there are lumps and bumps all over the place. DSC_0028 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Once the wing had set, the wing tips were next and these again need some clean up and squaring up to fit the main wing. Lining up the panel lines showed that there is some excess wing here and there. DSC_0030 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0030 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Cockpit up next which ive just started. DSC_0029 by stuart wellard, on Flickr
  9. I shall be partaking with this gem with all the trimmings thats in the box. DSC_0021 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0022 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0024 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0025 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0026 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0027 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0023 by stuart wellard, on Flickr
  10. HT's 1/72 GWH F-15E

    Right back to this build after yesterdays Mirage update. Cockpit up is very detailed with raised details so you can opt to paint this or use the decals. I chose to use the decals to save time as they are in good register. A little trimming is required however to remove the film. DSC_0002 by stuart wellard, on Flickr With the tub complete and fitted into one side of the nose section of the fuselage via nice locating pins with the tub having nice pins to fit them in. The nose section also fits the main fuselage via large tabs similar to the the academy kit. This ensures a really nice fit with little cement required. DSC_0003 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Next up was the intakes which in this kit you have two choices either stationary or in-flight configuration. You also get separate flaps which allow the AC to be on the tarmac. The fit of the intakes are nice as long as you have test fitted before hand. DSC_0004 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Next up is the hard points and a few ordinance. WARNING the instructions do NOT tell you to DRILL HOLES for the hardpoints. I did this on my own for the wings but forgot to do ti for the fuselage HP's. Luckily using Jake Melamphys book it shows you exactly the distance required. Luckily i was also just about able to see one slight indentation in the fuselage where one holw was drilled. But you have been warned. I dont know how they missed this vital instruction. DSC_0005 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Canopy is nice and clear with the usual seam down the middle which was taken care of. DSC_0006 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Undercarriage was next and a really nice rendition it is. Given a coat of black then white using my little plastic stencil to mask the wheels. DSC_0007 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0007 by stuart wellard, on Flickr I used Xtreme Metal titanium for the rear heat sink areas. These will be masked ready for primer for the hole ac. DSC_0012 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0013 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Canopy fit is good..... DSC_0014 by stuart wellard, on Flickr But then we have to insert the canopy framing and this is where there is an issue. All good in this pic but.... DSC_0015 by stuart wellard, on Flickr IT doesnt fit! The plastic for the framing is too thick to ensure the canopy sits on top of the main cockpit tub detail. DSC_0017 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0018 by stuart wellard, on Flickr The only way around it was to trim the rear of the framing AND shorten the two main brasses by a couple of MM, making the frame that little bit shorter. Once this was done it fitted like a dream.
  11. HT's 1/72 High Planes Mirage IIIO RAAF

    Camo finished fuel tanks added. I realised at this stage that i had painted the radome too much up the fuselage which required some painting with the two greys. DSC_0035 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Decals added using Mr Mark Setter and softer. AC has just now been given a coat of Humbrol Clear and once dry ill give her a very light wash. DSC_0036 by stuart wellard, on Flickr
  12. HT's 1/72 High Planes Mirage IIIO RAAF

    Its been a couple for months since i updated this thread, so here goes with the result of near completion. With the weight in the nose set, the two halves were cemented and all given a coat of coal black with a grey wash to highlight the engraving. DSC_0007 by stuart wellard, on Flickr The nose section was the cemented to the main to the main wing and body section. I think there is only a slight misalignment issue with the bottom after adjusting to make sure there was a nice join and continuation of the fuselage curvature. DSC_0008 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Nose section added. DSC_0009 by stuart wellard, on Flickr There are a few fit issues leaving gaps on the under wing join lines and you can see the nose section join line to the fuselage which needed some attention. DSC_0010 by stuart wellard, on Flickr All filled and cleaned up. DSC_0001 (1) by stuart wellard, on Flickr Main wheels and nose wheel frame were given a coat of AK extreme metal steel. The tyres will be painted a dark grey using my pot of Aeromaster tire black. DSC_0009 by stuart wellard, on Flickr Camo time. The instructions leave you to a bit of guess work as the top and bottom camo patterns to not meet up as they should so some online references helped a bit. DSC_0019 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0020 by stuart wellard, on Flickr
  13. Good progress on these two, shame about the gap under the wing but thats what we expect from AZ. Got a couple of these on order and having built the old monogram and heller H75's im looking forward to doing a comparison. I still love the Heller kit so if you have any views between the two, id greatly hear them.
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    1/72 Sea Fury FB.51 10-2 Carrier Karel Doorman, 860sqd Koniklijke Marine, 1952 Special Hobby 72073 DSC_0028 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0034 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0029 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0030 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0031 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0032 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0033 by stuart wellard, on Flickr 1/72 Sea Fury T.20 VZ369/902/FD 'Thin Wall Service, Station Flight RNAS Ford 1954 Special Hobby 72124 DSC_0035 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0036 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0038 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0039 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0041 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0042 by stuart wellard, on Flickr And Together DSC_0043 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0044 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0045 by stuart wellard, on Flickr
  15. 1/72 Sea Fury T.20 VZ369/902/FD 'Thin Wall Service, Station Flight RNAS Ford 1954 Special Hobby 72124 DSC_0035 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0036 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0038 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0039 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0041 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0042 by stuart wellard, on Flickr And Together DSC_0043 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0044 by stuart wellard, on Flickr DSC_0045 by stuart wellard, on Flickr
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