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  1. End of the project. Adding flaps and ailerons to both wings: Now it's time to fit the wings to the central box. Lot of suspense... and if this didn't go well ? And YES! It WORKS! Completing the wings root: Last chapter: the engine. More classic: most of it is made of cast resin parts. Good ones, although some after-market detail sets are better, but this is visually good. (Nostalgia) The last PE part of this assembly: This assembly is now complete: My Hellcat is now complete. A very good kit, well designed. Sustained assembly with some thrilling moments but very exciting at the end. Highly recommended for those PE addicts who want to try something unusual. Thank you for your attention and comments. _Bruno
  2. Hello. I repaired the lost links for the pictures in this subject (the Photobucket affair last year, you know...). Sorry for the delay. _Bruno
  3. Hello. Back on this subject: I repaired the lost links for the pictures, which had been "stolen" during the Photobucket affair last year. Sorry for the delay. _Bruno
  4. Hello. I use cyano-acrylate glue (or super glue). Slow dry, i.e. which sets in about twenty seconds (I can accelerate just by breathing humid air on it). _Bruno
  5. Continued. Now going back to the tail assembly: Surfaces are moveable: Fore fuselage now. Assembling the radiator: ... and finishing the cockpit with wind shield and canopy: The two folding parts of the wings: Arming the aircraft: to be continued... _Bruno
  6. Hello All I'd like to share my last and current build of a 1:48 scale Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat from Jasmine Model. This is a naked aircraft, as it includes only its skeleton, made of high quality stainless photo etching, with a few injected plastic parts for complex volume shapes. The bulk of the build is the assembly of 300+ PE parts. Their fit is excellent but the whole stuff is quite challenging... needs a lot of self control and adrenaline. Let's begin with the tools used, which are rather simple. Cutter, scalpel, tweezers, polishing pad, flat ruler and bending plates, gluing pads and braided kleenex to pump out the excess glue. I used super glue throughout. Let's start with the cockpit: Gluing the side consoles... quite challenging as you've to bend them so they can be fitted in place and then make both flat again: Cockpit almost finished. Then goes the aft fuselage: Fitting the tail hook assembly: The tail wheel. This is a plastic part: Longitudinal beams are now added (lower fuselage only, upper will come later): Then goes the complex and intricate central wing section: Adding the two inner flaps, which are moveable: Fitting the wing to the fuselage: Assembling the main gear: Quite challenging, but well worth the effort. To be continued... _Bruno
  7. New products for February 2018. 1:32 Aircraft accessories: 1:32 seat belt buckles Photo etched seat buckles of 1950 era. http://www.larsenal.com/boucles-de-siege-photodecoupe-1-32-c2x24992316 1:48 Aircraft accessories: Syrel Container for Mirage F1 1 container in resin http://www.larsenal.com/container-syrel-1-48-c2x24866814 Thomson-Brandt adaptator 30.6 M2 and BAT 120 Set of one carrier and 12 rockets. Resin Aimed at Jaguar, Mirage F-1CR and Mirage 2000 D http://www.larsenal.com/thomson-brandt-adaptateur-306-m2-et-bat-120-x1-1-48-c2x24867110 LLAU / LTGR x1 1/48 Set de 1 LLAU et de 1 LTGR. Aimed at Jaguar, Mirage F-1 and Mirage 2000 D. Naked LTGR can be fitted to the Rafale. http://www.larsenal.com/llau-ltgr-x1-1-48-c2x24959496 1:72 Aircraft accessories: Corail chaff launcher for Mirage F-1 x2 Set of two chaff launchers for Mirage F-1. Resin Designed for Mirage F1CR. http://www.larsenal.com/lance-leurres-corail-pour-mirage-f-1-1-72-x2-c2x24957675 GUINAULT GC 20 V1 aircraft starting unit Guinault starting unit, currently the newest material in service to support aircrafts and helicopters. Resin kit. This kit is available to build the in the French Forces (Air Force and Army) version or the French Navy Forces version. 1 :700 Navy The Le Redoutable-class submarine was a ballistic missile submarine class of the French Marine Nationale. In French, the type is called Sous-marin Nucléaire Lanceur d'Engins (SNLE), literally "Missile-launching nuclear submarine". When commissioned, they constituted the strategic part of the naval component of the French nuclear triad, then called Force de frappe (the aircraft carriers Clemenceau and Foch constituting the tactical part). Contains resin parts, photoetch and instructions.. http://www.larsenal.com/sous-marin-le-redoutable-1-700-c2x25158326 1 :144 Royal Navy Accessories for Flower type corvettes of the Royal Navy Dinghy. Set of two in resin and photo etching http://www.larsenal.com/canot-1-144-x2-c2x25053733 4in single gun Set of two in resin and photo etching http://www.larsenal.com/canon-de-4-1-144-x2-c2x25053750 DC rails Set of two in resin and PE http://www.larsenal.com/dc-rails-1-144-x1-c2x25053766 2pdr gun Set of two in resin and PE http://www.larsenal.com/canon-2pdr-1-144-x2-c2x25053848 DC stowages x16 Set of 16 DC stowages in resin. http://www.larsenal.com/dc-stowages-1-144-x16-c2x25053880 Hedgehog Set of one hedgehog in resin. http://www.larsenal.com/hedgehog-1-144-x1-c2x25053919 Lewis gun x4 Set of four Lewis guns in resin and PE. http://www.larsenal.com/lewis-gun-1-144-x4-c2x25053931 DC launchers 1/144 x8 Set of 8 DC launchers in resin and PE. http://www.larsenal.com/dc-launchers-1-144-x8-c2x25053936 1 :400 Aircraft : Vought F4U Corsair x5 Set of 5 pièces in resin and PE New design. Three bladed propeller. http://www.larsenal.com/vought-f4u-corsair-1-400-x5-c2x15951541 Vought F4U Corsair x5 Set of 5 pièces in resin and PE New design. Four bladed propeller. http://www.larsenal.com/vought-f4u-corsair-quadripale-1-400-x5-c2x15951547 _Bruno
  8. New products: British Airfield Tractor MF-40 1:48 http://www.larsenal.com/tracteur-de-piste-anglais-1-48-c2x24710206 British airfield tractor from the Sixties. Resin, PE and rhodoid. Steinbock 1:32 http://www.larsenal.com/steinbock-1-32-c2x24615673 Hand bomb-lift trolley for the 1960’s, mainly aimed at Mirage III but suitable for other aircraft and to lift other ordnance Atlis for Jaguar 1:48 http://www.larsenal.com/atlis-pour-jaguar-1-48-c2x24494297 Set of one Atlis for Jaguar, use with Elias or 905 pylon Resin parts Atlis for Mirage 2000 with ADP 151 1:48 http://www.larsenal.com/atlis-pour-mirage-2000-avec-adp-151-1-48-c2x24494306 Set of one Atlis for Mirage 2000, with CLB 504 Resin parts Atlis for Super Etendard with ADP 180 1:48 http://www.larsenal.com/atlis-pour-super-etendard-avec-adp-180-1-48-c2x24524193 Set of one Atlis for Super Etendard Resin parts CT-51 Pod 1:72 http://www.larsenal.com/pod-ct-51-1-72-c2x24479314 The CT-51 offensive jammer pod was embarked on Jaguar fighter bomber and Mirage IV strategic bomber/reconnaissance jet. Front section provides electric power, while the rest of the pod gives protection to the rear and forward sectors of the carrier aircraft. One pod per set. Paveway IV Bomb 1:32 x2 http://www.larsenal.com/bombe-paveway-iv-1-32-x2-c2x24709874 Set od two in resin. End of production sales USS New York LPD-21 1:700 http://www.larsenal.com/uss-new-york-lpd-21-1-700-c2x15951408 End of production sales Aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal 1941 1:700 http://nsm07.casimages.com/img/2017/12/09//17120906091223134915407935.jpg[/IMG][/URL]
  9. Hello Larry, Most probably yes but I don't know its place in l'Arsenal 2.0 list of projects planned for production. This may appear in 2018. _Bruno
  10. New for October 1 :200 scale, Navy : Type 89 Japanese 127mm twin turrets for IJN Yamato and Musashi. 6 turrets in resin, turned brass and photo etching. http://www.larsenal.com/tourelle-type-89-avec-canons-de-127mm-1-200-x6-c2x24244060 1 :48 scale Aviation accessories: Tow bar for Rafale Marine http://www.larsenal.com/barre-de-tractage-rafale-marine-1-48-c2x24260065 1 :72 scale Aviation accessories: CRP Pod with Side Looking Radar for Mirage and Rafale. http://www.larsenal.com/slr-1-radar-a-visee-laterale-et-pod-crp-371-1-72-c2x24269087 1 :400 French Navy Accessories A collection of resin accessories to detail your Heller kits of post-war Escorteur d’Escadre (T-47) and Escorteur Rapide (T-53). Gun directors for 57mm. Set of five in resin. http://www.larsenal.com/directeurs-de-tir-57mm-x5-1-400-c2x24318214 Gun directors for 100mm. Set of five in resin. http://www.larsenal.com/conduites-de-tir-100mm-1-400-x5-c2x24318295 Anti-submarine hedgehog set: includes turret, tubes and magazine. Set of five in resin. http://www.larsenal.com/tourelles-tubes-valise-mortier-asm-1-400-x5-c2x24318326 http://www.larsenal.com/instruments-de-navigation-roof-arriere-1-400-x20-c2x24318358 Bombard type inflatable raft canisters. Set of 50 in resin. http://www.larsenal.com/containers-bombards-1-400-x50-c2x24318436 http://nsm07.casimages.com/img/2017/10/14//17101403163323134915318020.jpg[/IMG][/URL] _Bruno
  11. New item for July At last! The Flower corvette detail/upgrade set for the 1 :144 scale Revell kit is now available: Content: - 1x 4" gun - 1x2pdr gun - 2x DC rails - 4x DC launchers - 18x DC stowage - 2x dinghy - 1x hedgehogs - 4x lewis guns - 2x 20mm Oerlikon guns http://www.larsenal.com/set-de-detaillage-corvette-flower-1-144-c2x23225977 _Bruno
  12. New products for June: 1 :144 Accessories: 85gal standard barrels, set of 30 in resin http://www.larsenal.com/bidons-1-144-c2x23660048 Bags, set of 60 in resin http://www.larsenal.com/sacs-1-144-c2x23660117 1 :200 Accessories: 85gal standard barrels, set of 30 in resin http://www.larsenal.com/bidons-1-200-c2x23660067 Bags, set of 60 in resin http://www.larsenal.com/sacs-1-200-c2x23660095 1 :350 Accessories: Cable reels, set of in four different types http://www.larsenal.com/bobines-en-resine-au-1-350-c2x23580735 1 :700 Accessories: 85gal standard barrels, set of 60 in resin http://www.larsenal.com/bidons-1-700-c2x23580787 Bags, set of 70 in resin http://www.larsenal.com/sacs-1-700-c2x23580847 Cable reels, set of in four different types http://www.larsenal.com/bobines-1-700-c2x23580813 Wooden crates, set of in three different sizes http://www.larsenal.com/boites-1-700-c2x23580838 1 :350 AFV: Long Tom 155mm gun Set of 5 in resin http://www.larsenal.com/longtom-1-350-x5-c2x23581408 Allis Chalmers M4 Set of 5 in resin http://www.larsenal.com/allis-chalmers-m4-1-350-x5-c2x23581228 On Pre order : Marine Nationale P400 patrol boat. Resin kit with photo etching and decals. Suitable to build the following ships: L'Audacieuse (P682) La Boudeuse (P683) La Capricieuse (P684) La Fougueuse (P685) La Glorieuse (P686) La Gracieuse (P687) La Moqueuse (P688) La Railleuse (P689) La Rieuse (P690) La Tapageuse (P691). http://www.larsenal.com/patrouilleur-p400-1-400-c2x23179857
  13. bgire

    L'ARSENAL 2.0 Challenge

    Spring is coming, L’Arsenal 2.0 brings you a new challenge: This week I’m submitting a challenge. You must guess what is the next product from l’Arsenal 2.0 with the help of the picture below. We need the subject’s correct name and the scale (graduations are in cm) The competition ends on Thursday, March 30th. Out of the winners three happy modelers will be random selected and they’ll receive one of this kit for free. Please submit your guess to l’Arsenal 2.0: larsenal2.0@gmail.com Or on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/larsenalmaquette/ Good luck Mélaine, owner of l’Arsenal 2.0
  14. Hello, AFAIK yes, this is aimed at the central position on Mirage F1. Thanks for your interest in our products. Bruno
  15. What(s) model(s) (accessories or kits) would you like to be released by L'ARSENAL 2.0 in 2017? (please write 3 possible answers) Thank you to specify the scale and please don't choose among what we have already announced. Publication of the top answers with our comments on the feasibility on February 6th, 2017. Mélaine