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  1. DSC_0006 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr
  2. DSC_0004 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr s-l300 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0005 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr
  3. BlackSheep Scooter

    Hello all ... this will be my first WIP. I joined here in June and have been considering what to do for my first WIP. I almost did it with my EE Lightning or Fg.1 Phantom builds. And when I put those planes in the RFI section i will incorporate a few photo’s of the builds. So on to this one, I won’t lie I've been a fan of Naval and Marine Aircraft my whole life. And the “Sheep” hold a special place in my heart. So i have several builds of corsairs in particular. This will be my first “Sheep” jet build. My first Scooter since highschool 30 yrs ago. My first WIP And so on. Im using the Hasegawa 1/48 A-4K “Kiwi” scooter for this build. I have the A-4E instructions downloaded so i can backdate this correctly. I also have about 200 photos of A-4E’s. I had some help from fellow members. Thank you @Finn, @Antoine, @Creepy Pete, & @72modeler. I will be using the incredibly good AOA Decals which i was lucky enough to grab when they came out in Feburary. I happen to have a cutting edge cockpit that will be used. True the markings are for a “C”. Yes most official records say the “Sheep” didn’t get “E’s” until ‘69-‘70. However I have found some written evidence in the form of pilots logbooks and Squadron histories and one photograph to go with. I know the “Rivet Counters” will now start having seisures, Please don’t. I respect your dedication to detail. But i can’t do that anymore and i won’t as it cost me 10 years away from this hobby. Anyone thats seen my posts knows I'm not that concerned about microscopic details. I believe the build is the fun part of our hobby as in reality it is supposed to be fun. Below are the first few photo’s of the Actual kit box from Hasegawa ⬇️ The decals i plan on using from AOA which i Have to say look very good and detailed. Anyone used them before ? I haven't had the oppurtunity yet. So any input from the gallery is welcome ? That goes for comments, tips, kit info, and jokes 😜 also. The actual squadron markings ↕️ The Pit & Bang seat are from cutting edge. I have tons of stuff from my friend who gave me his stash when he moved. He didnt want to transport it a 1000 miles so i benefitted. Thank you my friend. The Pit & Bang seat ⬆️ And Instrument panel so far ⬇️ As you can see I’ve gotten the ball rolling and so far so good 👍 I will add the instrument panel and weight to the nose tonight. If you noticed i didn't place the pedals in the hole. Thats on purpose, if you notice the distance the pilot would have to e about 8’ tall if i used Hasegawa’s mounting hole. As it is he’d have to be about 6’5” or so. Anyone have a rough idea of how much weight ? The Bang seat is just sitting in there and both it and the control column will be put in at the very end so as not to damage either. All the holes are opened and ready to go. Oh well enough for now Comments ? Questions ?
  4. This is the 3rd or 4th Hasegawa P-3C to be posted here in the last month or so. I am not sure of the reason for this. I would say great minds think alike, but I am not sure where I would fit in . Anyway here is my offering. I a a bit on happy with this build, not the fault of the kit, but related to my spaying. I wanted a nice gloss finish on the white, so I gave it several coats starting with a dry dusting and working up to a a wet heavy final coat with light sanding in between. This has worked fine in the past, but this time I was getting a lot of dust infiltration, and the occasional blob of paint. At one point a fairly large black spec of dust suddenly appeared and in a vain attempt to hide it under more paint I ended up with a drip, (sigh). This meant sanding idown and basically starting over. . I finally decided cut my losses and live with some specs. As far as the kit itself, it is from some pretty old molds and it shows with plenty of flash and raise panel lines, but the fit was good and while I can argue with some of the engineering it went together well and looks good. The decals worked well with virtually no silvering and look good. My only complaint is that they implemented to walkways, "no steps" and other line on the wings in 3 big decals. They were hard to work with and maneuver into position and had large clear areas. When first put down the clear areas severely wrinkled, but with several applications of MicroSol they flattened out. So on to the pictures; I used the Eduard interior, but with the small windows it is hard to see inside. Next up is the equally old Hasegawa OV-1A. Enjoy.
  5. I had this one bought for me from SMW16 as a Christmas present from my Daughter. After a long think and a lot of planning I decided to build her as part of a comparison display between the TU-16, B-47 and Valiant. Ok so after a mornings work on her the B-47E fuselage has been closed up and the gear bays have been glued in. I'll update with photos in due course.
  6. RAN A4G SKYHAWK

    Hi Steve Long or any other ex RAN Skyhawk maintainers - I'm embarking on a long term restoration of an old 1/32 Hasegawa A4 Skyhawk of mine that ended up on the SOD - just wondering if I can get some guidance on the cockpit colours - I've seen some colour photos and it looks basically a mix of light greys & black instruments - ejection seat and parachute packs colours too - specifically looking for RAN A4G colours for the cockpit which I assume might be standard USN? - I am in the process of fitting an Avionics resin cockpit set. CJP
  7. A-4 skyhawk questions ?

    Hello all im in a bit of a confusing spot here ? I have a 1/48th Hasegawa A-4K the “KIWI” version. Its a later square tail that as ive researched was a derivative of The A-4F. Itself an updated “E” if memory and research tell me. My question is im backdating this Skyhawk to an “E” and an early one at that used by the USMC in Vietnam. All the parts are in the kit already so not a lot of work. I know it needs the shorter tailpipe, round tail, no chaff dispenser underneath the tailpipe, & no avionics hump on top, but where i get hung up is Antennae's ? Im not sure the correct antennae's for an early “E” type, nor there placement. Is there a go to website or does anyone here know the answer ? Any help at all is always greatly appreciated. Dennis
  8. Dear fellow Britmodellers, here's my 1/72 Hasegawa Mosquito Mk.XIII "Night Fighter" from 29. Squadron, 1945. Released as a "Limited Edition" boxing this summer, the kit contains resin parts for the wing tanks and nose. I added True Details wheels, but forgot to add the White "T" decal for the nose ... sorry. Painted with acrylics from the Gunze/Mr.Hobby range. Photos by Wolfgang Rabel of IGM Cars & Bikes. Greetings from Vienna!
  9. Hi all. Some may say that this is a new build but in truth it's been around for about 18 months sitting on the shelf of inactivity. I've got a Super Hornet that's on the way but I'll post some photos of that when I get something substantial done that's worth showing. It was in separate top and bottom halves and wings yesterday and this is where I've managed to get it to today (Sunday afternoon). I made a jig to get the wings level which has worked well and will come in handy when mounting gear and other dangly bits. The gear bay has had its white though I now realise I didn't clean the mould seam on the o2??? tank,...that one's onto the fix list. I've also removed and replaced the poorly molded strengthening plates around the arrestor work. I've got some work to do to tidy up the wing root join though that's something that a bit Mr Surfacer won't fix. They're an old kit but the Hasegawa F-16's aren't too bad to put together. This one will be loaded with bombs, rockets and other explody things. Cheers. Mick It'll look something hopefully like this though with live weapons and wing tanks too.
  10. #20/2017 After the JG54 G-6, here´s right away the next Hasegawa 109. Like with the other, also here Gunze and Tamiya acrylics used, EZ Line for aerials, plastic rods and lead wire for brake lines and cockpit fuel line, decals from RB Productions. Model shows an a/c of Grupul 7/9 Vanatoare in Piestany in January 1945. At that time Romania was already reached by the Red Army and fought along its side against the Germans. So yellow IDs changed to white and crosses to roundels. DSC_0001 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0002 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0003 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0004 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0005 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0006 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0007 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0008 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0009 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0010 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0011 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0012 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0013 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0014 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0015 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr
  11. Hi peeps, Since I've been redoing all the images in my various BM threads I though I'd add these two old pre-joining BM models: The SEAC Mossie is the Tamiya 1/72 FB Mk VI with, I think, Paragon Designs tropical filters whilst the RAAF one is the Hasegawa Mk VI converted to represent a PR Mk 40 as operating out of the Darwin area in 1944-45. Mike.
  12. #19/2017 Some hype and non-hype about the new Tamiya G-6. My dad will definitely build one but he still has a bunch of good old Hasegawa kits in the stash which have to roll out. So here´s the first one, painted with Gunze and Tamiya acrylics, EZ Line for aerials, plastic rods and lead wire for brake lines and cockpit fuel line, decals from the kit and the Kagero book "Bf109G/K Vol.II". The model shows an a/c of IV/JG54 on the eastern front in winter 1943/44. DSC_0003 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0004 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0005 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0006 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0007 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0008 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0009 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0010 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0011 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0012 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0013 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0014 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0015 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0016 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0017 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0018 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0002 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0001 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr
  13. Hi guys!. Japanese Thunderbolt from the box, only seatbelts and few cables added into cockpit. Superb kit, in terms of fit as excellent as Tamiya. I forgot to add antenna wire, but 15 minutes of work will fix that.
  14. Dear fellow Britmodellers, here's my 1/72 Hasegawa B-26B Marauder, built from the box, with the addition of Quickboost gun barrels (QB72088) and True Details wheels (TB72026). I chose to represent 'Flak Bait', a well-known and well-documented aircraft from 449th Bomb Squadron, 322nd Bomb Group, operating from an airfield in England, 1944/1945.. 'Flak Bait' flew 202 missions until the end of the war. There's a number of original photographs on the internet, depicting 'Flak Bait' in various stages of weathering and in different weapon configurations. I tried my best to replicate what I've seen. Hasegawa's gorgeous boxtop artwork was used as a guideline, too. I painted with colors from Tamiya (XF-17) and Gunze/Mr.Hobby (H52, H53). Photographs by Wolfgang Rabel, IGM Cars & Bikes. Thanks for your interest, greetings from Vienna Roman Quite a lot of nose weight was required to prevent a "tail-sitter": Assembly was easy, as the Hasegawa kit has a very decent fit. I started painting with the base color, Aluminium. Then I applied Olive Drab to the upper surfaces and Grey to the undersides. Paint chips were done using Vaseline creme.
  15. This is the second one of Hasegawa's 1:8 Scale Museum Series Camels that I have built. The kit remains the most enjoyable that I have assembled and the multimedia aspects of it call on a lot wider skills than I tend to employ on polystyrene kits. The aircraft is completed in the colours of one flown by the American RFC pilot Elliot White Springs, after he transferred to 148th USAS. I've built it as an 'engineering example' so deliberately haven't gone in for any weathering or chipping. Likewise the aircraft isn't a 100% copy of EWS' as he had the upper wing cutout enlarged as well as a few other mods. The model has actually been built for a guy in America who liked my first build, detailed on my blog, and asked if he could buy it. Instead I agreed to build the Hasegawa kit he had in his stash for him. Close up the second model has come out quite a bit better than the first, dammit. I thoroughly enjoyed the build though, even second time around, and at least I don't have the storage problem to worry about. Space on the modelling desk can become a bit tight towards the end of the build. And here it is with its temporary stablemates. The other half wouldn't have gone for a third hanging up in the lounge anyway!
  16. At the weekend I was tidying out some things I have in storage and sorting through some stash duplicates, I came across this I never realised I had it as this stuff went into store some 5/6 years ago and I had forgotten about quite a few things (Fujimi Wasp, some CMR resin Seafires and a Fairey Delta prototype by Maquette amongst the gems). Looking back at my DH GB experience with the delightful ease of the Tamiya Mosquito against the taxing modelling of the Special Hobby Sea Hornet, I thought this could be a light diversion, with it's hoped 'shake and bake' build compared with the old Airfix kit currently on the go. There are three sprues and a transparency. The plastic isn't brilliantly crisp and there quite a few ejector pins but most seem not to be visible, apart from some on the undercarriage doors. The blue plastic is a nightmare as it is pretty dark. There are transfers for two Gloss Sea Blue options, one Hammy Gray's of the Pacific Fleet and one from an escort carrier of the East Indian Fleet (I think). They have yellowed and so have been popped on the window sill to get sun bleached. instructions are typical Hasegawa.
  17. Fw 190 D-9

    Thought I would quickly get something up here before I get to the painting stage of my latest, the Revell boxing of Hasagawa's handsome 190 D-9 in the large scale. I seem to have taken a long time with this one and made life difficult for myself by ever-so slightly misaligning the wing spar which then throws out other areas of the wing to fuselage joint. I managed to get it perfect on only one side, the other side and the under-fuselage insert requiring more work than I would like. As you can see the new technique beign tried out for the first time on this one is a full riveting job The underside with all that engine detail on view And a close-up of all those rivets (which took me forever), not perfect but hopefully will look OK under a couple of layers of paint
  18. To fill the "idle" time my dad starts another model. Gonna be a Soviet captured Butcher Bird using a Hasegawa kit and star decals from the sparebox.
  19. Hello there! This is my latest build that I wanted to share with you. I hope you like it. KIT: 1/48 Hasegawa Spitfire Mk.IX After market items: Eduard RAF Seat Harness. Decals: Hasegawa/Italeri Paints: Tamiya acrylics. Weathering: AK Interactive washes.
  20. This will be my entry for this Group Build: the new-tool Hasegawa Kawanishi H8K2 'Emily': It looks a lovely kit, I hope I can make a decent effort of it. The initial edition of the kit came with a free cutaway poster of the aircraft which will be useful for painting the interior detail and crew figures (though the text is wasted on me, unfortunately): Pictured here are the instructions, and the canopy mask set included with the kit - this includes the turret glazing but not masks for the little fuselage windows: Transfer options are provided for 3 aircraft as well as the national markings and stencilling: I was a little concerned by the amount of carrier film around the wing walkway decals in particular, but this chap has built the kit and rated the decals very highly, so I am somewhat reassured On to the sprues then: ...and four of these: Surprisingly (as most manufacturers including Hasegawa seem to have stopped doing this) a full crew of 11 are provided (actually 16 figures are included on the sprues so some can go to the spares box) as multi-part mouldings giving the potential for a degree of mix-and-match to avoid exact duplication... these are beautifully-sculpted little guys and I'm looking forward to making them up. For the purposes of display I'll need to attach the externally-fitted wheel arrangements and it will perhaps seem odd to include the crew with guns deployed as well as these, but I can't not use the crew so please indulge me The paint scheme is the same for each marking option: Imperial Japanese Navy D1 Deep Green Black* over aluminium. I'll be using Colourcoats ACJ01 IJN D1 Deep Green Black for the uppersurfaces and most likely Alclad Semi-matt Aluminium for the undersides. The interior is mostly (painted) aluminium, apart from the section forward of the wings - Hasegawa don't really give specific information on what this colour was, simply suggesting mixing 50% Mitsubishi Interior Green with 50% of a choice of three different greens. I'll be up in Aberdeen in a couple of weeks doing some Sovereign Hobbies stuff with Jamie and Gill so I'll see if we can match the colour with the interior pics shown on the cutaway poster when I am up there. Apologies for the excessive preamble Cheers, Stew * Nick Millman was kind enough to confirm this - the slightly lurid green used on the Emily that was until recently displayed in the USA was a post-war repaint from a time when we were perhaps less particular about the colour accuracy of paint used on restorations of captured aircraft.
  21. #17/2017 Number 3 of the Persian quartet finished. From 1960 to 1961 the IIAF got in total 52 Sabres, F-25 and F-30 Blocks fitted with either 6-3 hard wings or F-40 wings. Initially they were in a nmf livery. 1965/66 they were flown to Israel and overhauled by IAI (think of that nowadays...) They also received the Asia Minor camo and were used then as trainers and fighterbombers. The last ones stayed in service until 1971. Some found new use in the Ethiopian Airforce. Hasegawa F-40 kit, the same paints used as with the Phantom, Gunze H311 FS36622, Gunze H309 FS34079, Tamiya XF-64 Red Brown and Tamiya XF-55 Deck Tan mixes with XF-59 Desert Yellow. Decals from Hi-Decal, some stencils are provided on this sheet, the rest came from the RoG Canadair Mk.6 kit. Not all stencils are correct and some are missing but you gotta use what you have. The main seat is from Quickboost, the rear part from the kit seat. The model shows an aircraft of the 41st TFS at 4th TFB in Vahdati in 1969. DSC_0022 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0023 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0024 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0026 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0027 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0028 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0029 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0030 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0031 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0032 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0033 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0034 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0035 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0018 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0019 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0020 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0021 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr
  22. This is another aircraft that was in the right place at the right time to have been flown by my late father, though in the absence of his logbook I can't know for sure. It's BN173, which was at 71OTU in Ismailia in 1944. I'm grateful to a number of people here who helped out with information and advice, in particular Troy Smith for thoughts about the outboard guns, and John Englsted who provided the aircraft code for this aircraft when it was at 71OTU. I've modelled it in a rather worn condition, given that it had already served with the RAF and SAAF in the Western Desert before it ended up with the OTU. Paints and weathering are LifeColor. I used most of an Eduard photoetched detailing kit, a Squadron vacform canopy, and resin wheels from True Details. The kit decals were mainly inappropriate for this aircraft, and in any case turned out to be very fragile with age, so the markings are from Xtradecal and the airframe stencils from Aviaeology. (Just after I started weathering this model, I found a colour photo of this aircraft when it was with the SAAF, and it was sporting a non-standard camouflage pattern at that time. So unless someone "fixed" the paintwork when it arrived at 71OTU, that's one detail I already know I have wrong. Sigh.)
  23. Hello all, This is only my second build of the year. It is Hasegawa’s 1/72 Kawanishi Shiden-Kai (George). The moulds are from the 1980s and there was a lot of flash, but the fit was OK and the engraved detail quite fine. I like these older Hasegawa and Fujimi kits. This was my first attempt at adding “rivets”. Here are some images I used for reference: As I was about to add the decals, I read somewhere (probably on Nick Millman's excellent Aviation of Japan site), that the identifying stripes on the fuselage were actually white, so these were hand-painted after masking rather than using the decals. Not the neatest, granted, but I couldn't live with the yellow or red stripes once I knew. Please don’t tell me that the lettering should also be white rather than yellow! Pilot figure (actually a chimaera of two figures): The Red Box IJN pilot and groundcrew set (fantastic detail and poses, but the plastic was a pain to work with). Paints: mostly Tamiya, Lifecolor and Vallejo IJN set. Decals: kit’s with MicroSet and MicroSol. I had problems getting them to conform (and have the hinomaru stay in one piece). Weathering: silver pencil before clear coating, then oil washes. Base: blue-tinted resin with metal weights, cotton wool (for clouds or white caps – whatever), acrylic rod and rare-earth magnets. Modifications: scratch-built cockpit details, mostly from stretched sprue and offcuts; kit canopy came as one piece, so that was cut in thirds; “invisible thread” for the aerial. I also used strips of painted decal for the framing of the canopy (after clear-coating them). It was fiddly, but better than masking or hand-painting. Exhaust pipes and cannons were drilled out with a pin vice. Here is a photo of the George kit from a post on another forum to give you an idea of the amount of cockpit detail (not much): The finished model: And some in the wind tunnel : I may try some outdoor shots and update the photos in a couple of days. Feedback and constructive criticism welcome. Thanks for looking! Regards, David
  24. This model portrays an aircraft of the Headquarters flight from the 47th Sentai based at Narimasu Air Base near northwest Tokyo in 1945. (The Superscale decal instructions stated that it was Narumatsu, but it was actually Narimasu - check your sources always!) The 47th Sentai was (along with the 244th Sentai flying the Ki-61) tasked with the main Air Defence of Tokyo and the surrounding areas. This specific Aircraft is easily modelled using the basic Hasegawa kit (JT 67) . I wanted an aircraft with an attractive camouflage scheme which took some searching online to find the aftermarket decals from SuperScale number 48-526. I found the Hasegawa Model kit details to be very good, improved with the addition of 2 colour etch and flap sets from Eduard (48-503 and 49-297) and the Fukuya Brass Pitot tube which is hollow at the tip and much more refined. The etch set for the underwing flaps was an essential addition , as the Kit flaps are rather lacklustre and the etch set have holes in them with hugely increase the appearance and Historical realism of the Model . As is usual with my Japanese Fighters, I added the Vector Resin ‘Homare‘ Ha 45 engine to the Model replacing single Kit Part B1. The resin engine was not a perfect fit, but with some minor alterations to the cowling I was able to make it work . This made a huge difference to the model I think, despite the engine cowling making it hard to easily see, but I know its there. see the extra photos of the super-detailing added to the resin engine ........... The only other modifications I added were drilling out the kit stub exhausts (there are no Frank resin 1/48 exhausts yet for sale). I finally opened up both air scoops for the Upper Cowling ( Part B6 ) so the resin engine was more visible and I didn’t fit drop tanks as the 48th Sentai Ki.84’s had no need for them, being based near Tokyo. one thing about the Model , you should be aware of , is the idiotic undercarriage attachment . Firstly, whoever decided to attach the undercarriage with poly-bushes to the wing needs to go away and rethink their life, for the undercarriage legs WILL break. I rmade sure that I replaced the poly-bushes in the build , and added metal pins to the undercarriage legs and used superglue to fix the undercarriage legs be aware about the undercarriage union - for it is fundamental to the build and I can't see Hasegawa ever being able to resolve that without a new Mould Kit . If you learn one thing about the 1/48 Ki.84 Hayate by Hasegawa - replace the poly-bushes - or suffer a broken undercarriage sooner rather than later !! ********
  25. I bought this kit few years ago, before Eduard made their Limited Edition P-47 set, but i lost my appetite for this big fish . Now i have new airbrush from Gunze so it was a good time to check how it works. I used these additions for P-47: - Eduard resin wheels, - interior PE set, - RB model gun barrels, - Montex masks/decals
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