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About Knaupel

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  1. Hello, built oob. Painted with Revell Auqa Color. cheers Peter
  2. I started painting the MIG, but have not jet decided which color scheme this bird will have. The dashboard looked nice after a coat of matt black. I was very happy with the result . Trumpeter made a nice gunsight, but I wanted to have a more detailed version. Evergreen made it easy to realize this part. The new gunsight was also painted in black, still have to add the glas and some wiring I painted the cockpit parts with a mid grey. First I have used the Russian blue/gray/whatever color but André told me, that I was wrong with my first choice. I added shadows and some lights with the airbrush to main cockpit parts. Tamiya tape is always a good choice for masking. After all that airbrush work I used a brush for a light, decent drybrushing with a light grey. Next stepp was adding a washing. To achive a matt fisnish it is importend to reduce the oil in the oil color. A cardboard is the perfect tool for that. Place the oil color on it and wait 24 hours. The cardboard has pulled the oil out of the paint, perfect for a matt washing. Before adding the wash. After washing, the parts have more depth and the details are highlighted. The finished dashboard. A coat of clear was used to simulate glas on the instruments Right panel still needs some deatils to be painted Left side, ready for installation Test before adding the cockpit into the fusselage Trumpeter MIG-3. late Version - The kit Trumpeter MIG-3, late Version Part I Thanks for looking. Happy modelling Pete
  3. Hi all, this is my new project. In my opinion it is a nice kit with good details. Maybe not 100% correct, but still good. You can have a closer look at the kit and some information about the real fighter in our "New kits in the cave"-Site. I decided to build this one out of the box. Only adding things I have like left over PE or bits found in my household. Starting the kit I started thinning the plastic in every opening or intake, Here is the already reworked part Looks much better than before, right? A lot of holes can be found and the kit will win with that work The new look is much better and compares to the real one. After thinning down I used liquid clue to smooth the parts. The seat The seat is lacking any kind of seat belts I made the harness with tin foil and leftover PE´s Wing air inlets A mesh was added to the intake, after.... opening the holes The control stick The control stick ready for installation, note to myself: Remove the cat hair Original part is missing the fire button in the middle. Added some wiring. The dashboard The dashboard like Trumpeter designed it 0,3mm wire was use for the bezzel ring Much better and will look nice, once painted. The main cockpit Added some details to the aerial. Don´t know the real part, I wanted to make it look busy. The cockpit bottom, added the foot rest to the pedals Main Cockpit parts ready for paint. Hope you will follow my work here. Happy Modelling Pete
  4. Hi all, this is my P-51/D "Mustang" I always wanted to add this bird to my collection. I was looking for an unusually "stang" and found this "blue nose". Parts used for this model: Hasegawa P-51D True Details Cockpit Aires Wheel Bay Ultracast Porpeller Ultracast exhaust stacks Ultracast landing flaps If you want to see the built steps, please visit "Work in Progress" After all I have to say, the Hasegawa Kit is still a great kit but needs some help with the details Thanks for watching! Pete https://abload.de/img/20171111_174822z3ret.jpg
  5. Started building the Cockpit. I used Quickboost seats cause of the great details they provide. Aires aftermarket cockpit would be a great choice, but I didn´t manage to get one. The Hobby Boss details ar not that bad, so I used the kits office..... A few weeks later the Hornet was done. I had some fit issues and in my opinion it is not a beginners kit. I used Revell Aqua Color for painting. For the red outlines on the landing gear doors I use a red Edding pen. Well... worked nice but I will use brush and paint the next time. The weathering was also done with colored pencils. Worked very nice and I will use them again. Thanks for watching. Pete
  6. Hi, really lovely work! A friend of mine made so pictures of the Beluga: The pictures were taken in Manching. Pete
  7. Hi all, A good friend made some incredible pictures from German Aircrafts in Neuburg and Manching. Neuburg is the home of JG-74 and Manching is the place German Eurofighter Typhoon are build http://petesmancave.blogspot.de/2017/06/petes-mancave-news-62017.html Have fun with the pictures. Cheers! Pete
  8. Thank you for your kind words. It makes me happy to read that you like my model. @Crossiant Oliver this is the Accurate Miniatures Kit, actually available from Academy. Very nice kit! @jean Thank you for your note, That´s new to me and I will take care of it at the next one. All the best Pete
  9. 25 years ago the airport "Franz-Josef-Strauß" opened near Munich. Since then, the airport has been expanded again and again. The airport is one of the most important German airports. He had a great influence on the city and the surrounding area. In order to celebrate this anniversary, the airport invited a large party. Altogether, four days were celebrated with current artists and musicians. There were also a number of aircraft to visit. Among the exhibits were a DC-6B, Catalina, Beech Electra, Puma, Ha-200, Li-2, Eurofighter Typhoon and the impressive A-400M. Please visit for more: Pete´s mancave All the best Pete
  10. Hi all, she´s done, hope you like it You can find more pictures and some information about the real plane in my Blog: Pete´s mancave All the best Pete
  11. Hi Guys, While working on my P-51´s I thought I need something different and I started to paint the superb Academy F-4 pilots. Looking thru my stash, my eyes spotted the nice looking T-38A from Trumpeter in 1/48. It took only a few seconds to check the fit of the two guys in the new cockpit. A new projekt was born! More pictures can be found here: http://petesmancave.blogspot.de/p/trumpeter-t-38a-talon.html Hope you like! Pete
  12. @Crossofiron1971 Great you like it, thank you very much, sir!
  13. Hi Guys, this is the second P-51 i startet in October 2016 for last Mustang Group Build... Here is the starting post: Accurate Miniatures P-51B I will finish the build log here. The P-51 in 1943 was a workhorse and much of the aircraft looked heavily worn. There was only a limited time between the next mission. I wanted to put this into a hopefully realistic way. I started with chipping the Cadillac with a sponge and a thin brush After that was done I started with the wheathering. I applied to individual panel filters made of oil paints... I did not want to put too much emphasis on it, and I added the oils step by step. oil stained added.... The tools and colors I have used for wheathering: Please visit my Blog for more: Pete´s mancave All the best Pete
  14. Hey guys, this is jut a small a update to my build for the last P-51D group build. I did not get it done in time, so I will continue here. This is the initial post: Hasegawa P-51D "Mustang" 1/48 group build Time for modelling is unfortunately limited, sorry for not getting it managed to make some in press pictures. The build is complete and I had to think about the paint theme. I decided to go with a very attractive blue nose, called "Nancy-Lee". Source: www.americanairmuseum.com Once again Life Like Decals provides everything we need. the decals are tricky to use. Once applied, the look is good, but I wouldn´t recommend them. the paint job was done with Revell Aqua Color, Silver and "lufthansa blue". I have used Tamiya tape for masking the nose and I am pretty happy how she came out. I tried to give some panels a different shade of silver with Oil filtering. It is not easy to make some good pictures to show this effect. The wheels provided by Hasegawa look really great, first stage of painting. Please visit my Blog for more builds. Pete´s mancave Thanks for looking Pete
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