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Nachtwulf

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  1. Great pictures of a truly good looking aircraft, thank you!
  2. Great progress Loren! Unfortunately there is another thing that will need to be fixed. I noticed recently that the pylon for the jet engines is incorrectly shaped. The leading edge coming down from the wing is too long and will need to be changed, at least when I do mine. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
  3. Excellent start! I have this kit and it is stunning how well everything fits. I can't wait till Tamiya releases a J/L. Incidentally, is the cannon in you picture bare metal? It kind of looks like it to me, but I suppose it could be a trick of the light.
  4. Great pics! Thanks for sharing! I've never seen this speed break on an F-15. I've only seen the ones with the smooth interior.
  5. right you are! I'm a lunkhead! Here is the correct one :http://www.master-model.pl/product/am-72-016.html
  6. http://www.master-model.pl/product/am-48-027.html Maybe you could cut these brass Fug 220 aerials to make them.
  7. That is an ICM kit in a Revell box = no torpedoes. Edit: I stand corrected it does have torpedoes!http://www.hyperscale.com/2018/reviews/kits/icm48262reviewjh_1.htm As long as sprues H1 and H2 are included.
  8. Disclaimer: the following is what I believe to be true, that does not make it true. so, correct me if i am mistaken. The center section of the Tempest is perpendicular to the fuselage when referenced from the leading edge. However, the wing is slightly thicker at the root than where the outer wing panels meet the center section. The reason for this is the airfoil thickness as it relates to the chord length. If I am not mistaken this is the wing aspect thickness to chord ratio. So while it is true that there is no anhedral or dihedral to the center section it can appear that there is because the wing root is thicker. If you look at the Tempest wing from head on it can be misleading as the open wheel bay will make it look like the bottom of the wing is parallel to the top. I do not have the Special Hobby kit but I have built the Eduard kit. ok.. you can blast me now if I have messed this up.
  9. Nicely done! The F-15 is such a nice looking bird.
  10. It's been a long time...... I have seemingly lost my mojo once I got to the weathering part of this build. What do you do to get going again? I really want to finish this and move on since it is creating a roadblock to starting anything else. Looking for inspiration.....
  11. I have too often been charmed by a lovely bit of box art! I bought many copies of the Fujimi Fw190D-9 as a result of them changing their box art only to find them same dismal plastic inside. A tough lesson to be sure. ....and I'm still a sucker for nostalgic art on a model box.
  12. Here are a few 1/48 kits I think you will like. Eduard Mk IX , Mk VIII, MK XVI spitfires-- Really good fit and excellent detail throughout. my opinion- Best spitfires in 1/48 Tamiya newer release A6m5 and A6m3 Zero-- Typical Tamiya fit and excellent shape. my opinion- best Zero in 1/48 Zvezda Pe-2 excellent fit and detail
  13. I had different problems. While the intake piece fit ok the canopy/windscreen was too narrow. It's been in the box ever since.
  14. Very well done! How about some pictures from below?
  15. I can recommend the Vector Tempest prop for a replacement 4 bladed prop. Here is mine. The spinner is not yet glued on in the picture, hence the small gap. In my estimation it is the best Typhoon/Tempest prop.
  16. Winner!! Simply an awesome post! I love how you covered the faces with the names of the models.....priorities!
  17. Your right! I feel like the smart one in a horror movie that says " allright, you go in first".. you know like all the red shirts in any Star Trek episode.
  18. Loren, Nice work thus far! I was thinking that you might want to copy those turrets for the sure to be released HPH 1/48 Death Star! Of course when you build that you will need your own country to convert to a work space but your almost there anyway!
  19. Excellent work! How did you achieve the oil stained look to the dark grey?
  20. Ah yes! I remember those too! My brothers and I had some one time, but they didn't last long once we found that strapping a bottle rocket to them was the way to go! Too bad they were the type that exploded at the end of the ride!
  21. Funny, that did cross my mind!!
  22. Very nice! I look at your model and think.... i build model to.I use glue. sometimes I use paint.... oh whats the point!
  23. Stunning! Excellent photography as well! That's some smart paint work that is.
  24. I sent that picture to HPH and they promptly sent the correct wing. I was very happy with how they handled the problem. I am worried though that someone has a kit with 2 right wings!
  25. In reality the amount of ballast would be located approximately the same distance behind the center of lift as the engine assembly is forward of the center of lift. no?. Or to put it better, more ballast weight the closer to the center of lift and less the further aft you put it. It seem correct to me but then again I am a shade tree mechanic. Dale
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