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Mr. Hudson

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  1. Hi all, here is my new 1/72 MPM Douglas A-20G Havoc "la france libre": Construction: MPM has created a superb kit in 1/72 for the Douglas Havoc / Boston variants. In 2008 i brought the D-Day Havocs kit variants with the solid gun nose. At first, I wanted to build OOB, but after a while, some details were added scratch: Cockpit: Life raft and details Nose: Brass MG barrels (accessory), fuselage reinforcement, MG ejectors Fuselage: Rudimentary fuselage installation, rear exit Turret: Entire tower structure, brass MG barrels (accessory) Engines: Cables, valve lifters, exhaust pipes, slightly opened cooling flaps Charger: Inlet details, open outlet Gear: Brake lines, resin wheels (accessory) With some creative breaks, I worked on the model for almost 6 months. Original aircraft: My model, the "la france libre" was the first Havoc in Europe with 100 successful mission missions and was called "Miss laid" for a long time. The plane was sent to Paris in the autumn of 1944 for the French liberation celebration as a part of an exhibition and renamed for this reason. Most of the Havocs were heavily weathered. Source: worldwarphotos.info Finish: I wanted to transfer the impression of the original photo above to my model. The paintjob was started as standard for me on an Alclad Airframe aluminum primer. After that preshading, three glazing layers per colour, painting scratches with a silver pin, masking and painting of the walk-ways, masking, painting and weathering of the invasion stripes, intermediate finish with future, decals, washing, painted exhaust gas traces, dust oil paints, chalks etc. etc. Walkaround: Bottom: Details: I hope you like my model. Criticism, notes, and comments are gladly welcome. Kai
  2. Hi all, here is my new 1/72 Eduard Fw 190 A-8 (late) "black 10": The kit: The eduard kit is probably the best 1/72 Fw 190 on the market. The kit parts and also the brassin aftermarket parts fit together very well. The surface details are fantastic. Original aircraft: The Fw 190 was a very durable construction. Equipped with a BMW 801 D star engine, the aircraft could be used for a variety of operational configurations. The A-8, which was built from mid-1944 onwards, was equipped with four 20 mm MG 151s and two 13 mm MG 131s. My model: My model represents the black 10, I./JG 11 in Darmstadt which was participated in the defense of the Reich (Reichsverteidigung) at the end of the WW II. Construction: The Eduard kit is not easy to build but with a lot of dry fiting you can put all parts together without putty and sanding. I have used some Brassin Detail-Sets (fuselage MG 131 and flaps) which i can highly recommend. Several details (e.g. brake lines, MG 151, position lights, antennae) were scratch built. The kit was painted with Gunze acrylics and Alclad II metalics. I built two Fw 190 at the same time: Weathering: Preshading, postlighting, Tamiya Smoke for traces of oil and gas plume, various oil and pastell colors for dirt and wear, silver pin for scratches. Walk arround: Bottom: Details: I hope you like this model. Criticism, notes, and comments are gladly welcome. Merry christmas! Kai
  3. Hi all, here is my new 1/72 Eduard Fw 190 A-8: The kit: The eduard kit is probably the best 1/72 Fw 190 on the market. The kit parts and also the brassin aftermarket parts fit together very well. The surface details are fantastic. Original aircraft: The Fw 190 is a very durable construction. Equipped with a BMW 801 D star engine, the aircraft could be used for a variety of operational configurations. The A-8, which was built from mid-1944 onwards, was equipped with four 20 mm MG 151s and two 13 mm MG 131s.The aircraft had also an ETC-501 multipropose pylon under the fuselage. In the fighter role, there was an additional fuel tank attached. My model: My model represents the blue 13, Stab/JG 300 which was participated in the defense of the Reich (Reichsverteidigung) towards the end of 1944. Construction: The Eduard kit is not easy to build but with a lot of dry fiting you can put all parts together without putty and sanding. I have used some Brassin Detail-Sets which i can highly recommend: 602082 Fw 190 A-8 Engine 602086 Fw 190 A Propeller Several details (e.g. brake lines, MG 151, position lights, antennae) were scratch built. The kit was painted with Gunze acrylics and Alclad II metalics. Weathering: Preshading, postlighting, Tamiya Smoke for traces of oil and gas plume, various oil and pastell colors for dirt and wear, silver pin for scratches. Walk arround: Some details: I hope you like this model. Criticism, notes, and comments are gladly welcome. Best regards. Kai
  4. Hi there, this ist my new Airfix 1/72 Dornier Do 17 Z-2: Kit and this model: The Do 17 Z has been neglected by manufacturers for many years in 1/72 scale. 2015 Airfix has finally released a modern current kit. Airfix aims at an affordable price and a relatively simple assembly in the kit concept. Nevertheless, the kit contains many detail parts and convinces through an intelligent kit division. F1 + AT - my model - flew in August 1940, in the high phase of the air battle, attacks against England. On August 18, 1940, the aircraft was involved in a low level airraid on the Henley RAF base. Construction: Due to the very consequent design on the computer, the kit is lost in my opinion the personality of a modelor and mold maker. The kit seems to me to be somewhat soulless. For example, the engravings and especially the guns do not convince me completely. But for this, model builders are there, so I tried to breathe life into the model. The kit was completed as follows: - engraving supplementation, especially wings - replace kit flaps as etching parts - new bombbay windows (top) - MG 15 from CMK (did not really convince me too) - engine overhaul - undercarriage overhaul (brake lines and struts) - position lights - various antennas and small parts Finish: The model is painted with Gunze paints in my usual procedure with glazed paint layers. Now see for yourself. Top view: Bottom view: Details: Hope you like this model. Criticism, notes, and comments are gladly welcome. Best regards Kai
  5. @ MPB: RLM 05 - Mixture with Gunze Colours: 5 ml H 318 radom 5 ml H 1 white 1-2 drops H 42 bluegrey 5-6 drops H 329 yellow 5-6 drops H 346 sand Regards Kai
  6. Thank you all very much for your nice words. Its a little bit tricky to join the Cockpit an the fuselage, because there are no fixing points e.g. So my idea was, to connect the cockpit parts on the back site after painting with Tamiya tape and let that unfold like a hinge. Thus, the entire unit can be inserted from the front into the fuselage and this flexibly. Then the entire unit is simply glued to the correct position. Best regards Kai
  7. Hello Fuad, marvelous work! The construction, the paintjob, the weathering, the photographing - everthing is perfect! Wonderful. Regards Kai
  8. Hi there, this is my brandnew 1/72nd scale Dornier Do 217 K-1 + DFS 228 Mistel. Kits: Do 217 K-1: The Do 217 family of Italeri goes back to the mid-70s and is almost 40 years old. Almost no cockpit- and undercarriagedetails, narrow-chested engines, a too narrow rear fuselage and raised and false engravings featuring this model. Positiv to mention are the thick but still perfectly transparent clear parts. 2011 Italeri revised the carriage and cockpit parts with a so called "historic upgrade". DFS 228: Huma is an unfortunately no longer existing German manufacturer of plastic models. The DFS 228 belonged to the late kits of Huma. Besides the good shape reproducing the fine cockpit details are remarkable. This model: It shows a Dornier Do 217 K-1 and a DFS 228 as ready to take off mistletoe. The Dornier carrier is the third prototype of the Dornier K series: "K-3". This aircraft was not used in combat, but rather as a carrier for experimental aircraft. In this role, the Do 217 carrying the DFS 228 and Me 328 - both photographically known - and possibly more experimental aircraft and bodies. The Deutsche Forschungsanstalt für Segelflug - DFS (German Research Institute for Gliding) had received the mandate from RLM to develop a rocket-propelled high altitude reconnaissance aircraft. The DFS 228 should reach a height of about 23,000 meters, having previously placed from the Do 217 carrier aircraft at approximately 8,000 m and clicked out there. The rest did the built in Walter rocket engine (identical to the Me 163 engine). Thereafter, the DFS 228 flew in soaring to a height of about 16,000 meters and was brought back to 23,000 m by the rocket engine. With changing pushing and gliding phases, the DFS 228 should have about 2,000 km range. In the misteltoe configuration with the Dornier Do 217 K-1, some original images of the piggyback aircraft standing and rolling are obtained. The DFS 228 was also flown, but probably only as glider without the rocket engine. Construction: In addition to two BMW 801 from a Hasegawa Ju 88, I use the Italeri historic upgrade Do 217 M-1 kit for this model. Scratch were built: - recessed engravings and cockpit back armor - widened rear fuselage - landing light and pitot tube - position lights - several antennae - opened Cockpitdoor - DFS 228 carring frame and many other small parts. Painting and Weathering: The kit was painted with Gunze Colors. RLM 72/73 (Dornier top) and RLM 05 (DFS 228) were homemade mixtures. Weathering in brief: Preshading, lightened base color, Gunze mud on exposed areas with airbrush, Tamiya Smoke for traces of oil and gas plume, various oil colors for dirt and wear. Dornier Cockpit Parts: Dornier Do 217 K-1 Flugversuchsträger: DFS 228 Höhenaufklärer: Dornier Do 217 K-1 + DFS 228 Mistel: Hope you like this model. Criticism, notes, and comments are gladly welcome. Best regards. Kai
  9. Thanks to everybody for the nice comments. @Noah Greggs: On the wings are auxiliary starter rockets mounted. WIP: Greetings Kai
  10. Hi there, here I want to show another one of my models. It is Special Hobby's "Supermarine Seafire FR 47" in 1/72 scale. I built it in 2014. Kit: The Special Hobby kit is a wonderful short-run kit. A single-engine fighter aircraft in 1/72 with more than 100 parts, that's smashing! Original Aircraft: The Seafire 47 was the last produced version of the long line of Spitfire / Seafire versions of the legendary designer RJ Mitchell. The aircraft itself was put into service after the Second World War 1946-47 and saw except for the UN missions at the beginning of the Korean War no active hostilities. My model: My model representing airplane 178 operating aboard HMS Triumph (800° Squadron), coded VP461, during the korean war. "FR" in the model designation of the Seafire 47 stands for Fighter / Reconnaissance. Because my kit contains except fueltanks no wing loads (Special Hobby offers a separate Seafire-Kit with additional bombs and missiles), I decided to build up my kit as an aircraft in the photo reconnaissance role. Most delivered Seafire 47 were equipped with a photo compartment in the rear fuselage. One camera was looking horizonal slightly downward to the left or right side of the aircraft (the viewing direction has been set before the flight), another one vertically downwards. With built-in cameras, the aircraft wore basically no external loads with the exception of fueltanks. Construction: The Special hobby kit is not easy to build. Scratch were built: - cameras and compartment - landing flaps and wing structure - thermoformed rear canopy and many other small parts. The kit was painted with Gunze acrylics. Weathering: Preshading, postlighting, Tamiya Smoke for traces of oil and gas plume, various oil and pastell colors for dirt and wear. Top view: Bottom view: Details: I hope you like this model. Criticism, notes, and comments are gladly welcome. Best regards. Kai
  11. @ all: Thank you very much for your words. @ popeye: The answer to your question is very simple: The entrance into the cockpit is the former lower rear weapon station (C-Stand). There, the entrance ladder is attached. Cheers Kai
  12. Hi Fuad, thats a very nice model. And the photos are very beautyful too! Thank you for showing. Kai
  13. Horrido, a real beauty. Very nice! Kai
  14. Would you please start the engine and fly a round. Original and model can not be distinguished. Outstanding work! Kai
  15. Wonderful, to see this old kit bulit so exellent!
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