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  1. The main problem it's assembling canopy, where clear part and corresponding (well in the theory corresponding... ) frame have a quite different forms. All the orther, requires some sanding and a little bit usage of putty, but it doesn't matter. All you need it's right assembling order, and not that in the instruction.
  2. Hasegawa/Eduard kit straight out of the box, except additional Eduard PE set, and some correction of the few kit parts were made by hand. Thank you for the looking any comments are welcome.
  3. Replacement technology of the spokes isn't so diffcult. Instruction step by step; 1. Remove two neghboring spokes and then drilling coresponding holes in hub and rim. Diametr 0.3 mm for rim and 0.25 mm for hub in this case. 2. Installing two new spokes from wire. 3. The next two plastic spokes must be cutting and replacing in oposite side of the hub. 4. Repeat step 1-3 until all spokes will be replacing. Removing and replacing spokes by pair and in opposite direction by each other, it's a key moment for keeping hub correct position about the rim. So nothing diffcult, only a few patience are required.
  4. Yes patience are required, but it's not so difficult how it's seems, and as i thought for the first look.
  5. Gun barrels were made from steel rod, all the other almost OOB. Thanks for looking.
  6. BMW R12, Zvezda kit 1/35, straight out of the box, the only exception spokes of the wheels from steel wire 0,18 mm. And if honestly the build was just for fun Thanks for looking.
  7. tomprobert, Thank you for the interest information about interior colors. I'd also like to thank all for such kind of words.
  8. I only can say, that in all source, how you mentioned above, and in my microscale reference too, suggested the older style rear gun. Microscale decal AC72-0045.
  9. The gaps are absence there, but panel lines in this place are realy a little wide than other. In principle you are right, this detail just my fantasy on the theme, if honestly. But it's nothing in comparison with the main issue of this model. On the real aircraft, as i remember, the wayside gun turrets are not symmetrical by each other. Allow me here disagree with you, the Eduard wheels looks much more accurate than the original Revell. And as for they aren't flattened, that's just a matter of taste, IMHO of course.
  10. Little Patches B-17G 91st Bomb Group. The name "Little Patches" was acquired after the aircraft's first combat mission with Lt William Major's crew when Frankfurt flak put many splinters through the ship. The damage was primarily cosmetic but the skin required numerous small aluminium patches prompting Lt Major to name the ship. Building the Revell 1/72 B-17G isn't difficult in itself, difficulties start begin when you are trying to use Eduard Biged. I only can say, that the main technology during the build of this model was soldering, not gluing. In addition, the following extras are also was used; - vacform canopies (Pavla models); - decals for "Little Patches" (Microscale); - resin wheels (Eduard). Well and some scratchbuilt parts of course. Some photos during the process. Thank you for looking, any comments are welcome.
  11. Bf-109 E-1 Eduard ProfiPack. Was build simple out of the box. Thanks for looking, and Merry Christmas!
  12. To my mind any external equipment (armaments, fuel tanks, etc.) on the aircraft is violating the purity of aerodynamic forms. IMHO of course once again.
  13. SU-27UB 1/72, built from two kits, Trumpeter was taken as a basis, and Zvezda as a donor. The main idea using Zvezda kit, much better geometry of the air intakes, but their installation to the Trumpeter was not so easy, how it's may be seems to the first look. Also from Zvezda kit was used landing gear, wheels, some elements of the exhaust nozzles, decals. In addition to this Eduard PE, pito tubes and gun barrel were made by hand. Thanks for looking, any comments are welcome.
  14. Hello, David! Bonnet strap in this case, it's simple aluminium ring was made on the lathe. Thickness approx. 0.05mm, width something about 0.8mm and diameter equal bonnet diameter. With best wishes, Sergey
  15. Hello everybody! The old ICM kit (repack by MSD). The main problem of the kit, it's the absolutely wrong canopy form. So the canopy and some of the other elements were made by hand. List of the handmade parts: - gun barrells and pito tube were turned of steel; - exhaust tubes were turned as well of copper wire and then painted by lifecolor acrylic; - restraining strap on the bonnet was turned from aluminium rod as a thin ring. Yes I know, to cut out from aliminium foil is more simple way, but so it's looks better. There is no historical prototype for camouflage scheme. Thanks for looking, any comments are welcome.
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