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Erik Leijdens

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About Erik Leijdens

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  • Birthday 08/31/1981

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    Holland
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    Modelling, Aviation, WW2

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  1. Hi Guys, Here is my Kinetic NF-5A, a nice kit but it requires some tlc! And some extra work is required to make it more like a real NF-5A, since the NF differed a bit from the the standard F-5. The LEF's needed an extra "edge" at the widest part, the ECM knobs on the tail differed in height on each side(and are of a different shape), and the cockpit IP needed a so called "Roller map", a system attached to a Doppler radar which consisted of a paper map, and a couple of other small details were added. I chose to give it the so called "zebra" scheme which some of the NF-5's received in the middle eighties. Always liked this scheme so I needed a model of it! The tanks under the wings are in the initial camouflages colors and the centerline tank is in the definitive grey scheme. Decals are from Dutch Decal, seat is from Wolfpack and the wheels are from RESkit. Erik
  2. Very beautiful René. Erik
  3. Erik Leijdens

    1/72 Sword Avenger TBM-3w

    In 1/48 please!
  4. Erik Leijdens

    F-104G Starfighter

    That is just great. Looks really good! Never knew Italian F-104s used the same chaff dispensers as some of the F-5As. Great work! Erik
  5. Nice!! As a Dutchman I like this very much off course. Excellent model, very well build! Erik
  6. Erik Leijdens

    F-84F Thunderstreak KLu, Kinetic 1/48

    Hi Terry, Yes the panel lines are a bit deep, especially on the fuselage halves. But to be honest I did not see the problem. Better a bit too deep rather than too shallow. Adding a panel line wash is much easier this way! What I find far more problematic of the Kinetic kit is the inlet. The kit part has an oval shape which is not correct. Luckily Quickboost offers a replacement inlet which I also have used. Colors used are; Humbrol 123 for the Extra dark sea grey. Xtracolor X1 for the Dark green. Xtracolor X9 for the PRU blue. Erik
  7. Erik Leijdens

    Airfix 1/48 Walrus

    Well it looks quite impressive to me! Amazing job mate
  8. Erik Leijdens

    F-84F Thunderstreak KLu, Kinetic 1/48

    No, Tan does the RF-84. The recon version.
  9. Erik Leijdens

    F-84F Thunderstreak KLu, Kinetic 1/48

    Thanks guys, you are all way too kind!!
  10. Hi guys here is my Kinetic F-84F in the colors of the Dutch 311 squadron. This kit seems to have very deep panel lines but I did not experienced it as very problematic. In fact I liked this kit very much. Decals are from Dutch Decal and the cockpit oi from Aires. Erik
  11. Great model of a fantastic aircraft! erik
  12. Thank you very much for your reaction gingerbob! You are absolutely right about the "sit" of the sliding part of the canopy. A vacuform canopy would have been far better and realistic.. I think it will be something I do for my next Hasegawa P-40. And for what about the little notches of the canopy, I never ever noticed that the "N' doesn't have them. Thanks for clearing that up! Also I noticed, after finishing the model.., that are some things on this kit which are just right for a proper "N" model.. Erik
  13. Hi Guys, Here is my Dutch defender of the overseas colonies. in 1944 one Dutch squadron with P-40N's was based on Merauke(later Biak)in New Guinea under Australian command. They were used in the ground attack role but did not see much action since the Japanese were seldom seen in these far away outposts. This changed later on when to moved to Biak in the north of New Guinea. Just one squadron could not make a big change in a big war in the pacific but they did it with courage! Kit is from Hasegawa in 1/48, decals are from Dutch Decal and Flevodecals. Wheels from True Details and exhaust from Quickboost. Erik
  14. Amazingly well done. Really love it! Erik
  15. They certainly were Allan, I have build 2 and they were quite demanding. But like I said, this new boxing looks more refined, I wonder if it is more refined... I certainly hope so! Will buy one if it is "new". Erik
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