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Crimea River

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  1. Crimea River

    Opinions on Dragon´s 1:48 Ta 152H

    That's a let down. Perhaps you can find one on E-Bay. Good luck.
  2. Crimea River

    Opinions on Dragon´s 1:48 Ta 152H

    Definitely backwards on mine. Fix is below: Also forgot to mention that the windscreen supplied with the kit is a very poor fit as it is too narrow for the fuselage. I ended up tossing it and using one from a FW190 kit which I modified to mediocre success.
  3. Crimea River

    Ta 154, help painting...

    I'm of the airbrush school. Freehand, low pressure, thin paint. Depends on your comfort level but you need to start somewhere! Andy
  4. Crimea River

    Opinions on Dragon´s 1:48 Ta 152H

    The ZM kit is much more expensive and also is tricky to fit. To answer the original questions: 1) Don't recall the detail but I don't recall having an issue getting the blades at the proper pitch: 2) Overall fit is not bad. I had some warpage in the long wings though. 3) Generally OK though the upper and lower halves didn't line up properly at the leading edge of the wing root. Easily fixed with filing/sanding. The seam line is annoying in that it makes a seam in the middle of the gun cover which should be smooth. Filling the seam and sanding it smooth is hard because of the nearby moulded cover hinge. The X shows the seam line that needs to be fixed. 4) No issues with engine fit. There is no firewall though so if you want to represent the view trough the wheel wells with some accuracy then you'll need to add one. 5) The PE is quite thick but is limited anyway. I used Eduard belts and discarded the intake grille which was not present anyway. See my whole build in detail here.
  5. Great work Olivier. Shame about the dihedral but the rest of the model looks fantastic.
  6. Crimea River

    1/48 Seafire FR.47

    Coming along nicely.
  7. Crimea River

    FW 190D-9

    Note that the wing root gun cover on the starboard side of White 11 appears to be bare metal as well (Japo referenced above, page 136). I painted both of mine as NMF.
  8. Crimea River

    Achtung Anfanger!!! 1/48 Bf109E-4B

    Thanks again. Actually there were some hiccups and 2 are visible. I discovered some fogging of the right quarter window that resulted from an unnoticed blob of CA used to glue in the flare gun. I had to sand and polish the clear part in place and brush on some Future. It's now better but not as clear as it could be. Second, there is a crack in the hinged canopy which I only noticed after I removed the masks after painting both the inside and outside frames. I do have a spare canopy and will replace it some day when I can spend more time at the work bench. Too many other projects on the go right now!
  9. Crimea River

    Achtung Anfanger!!! 1/48 Bf109E-4B

    Thanks guys. Appreciate the comments.
  10. Crimea River

    FW 190D-9

    Excellent work going on here, especially around the wing root gun bays. A difficult fit. I really like the White 11 scheme and modelled that one myself using the Tamiya kit. Keep up the great work. Andy
  11. Amazing work Olivier!
  12. Crimea River

    Achtung Anfanger!!! 1/48 Bf109E-4B

    Thank-you gentlemen!
  13. Crimea River

    Achtung Anfanger!!! 1/48 Bf109E-4B

    A final push to the finish line got me over. The only thing left to do was to add the antenna wire and this I did using invisible mending thread. Dabs of CA painted white represent the insulators and pieces of stretched sprue glued to the ends represent the springs. Though these are a bit off center, I think the effect outweighs the slight asymmetry. The lead to the fuselage also ends in a white insulator and this was made by CA gluing a short length of cut rod. Thanks to all for the constructive comments and feedback and especially to Dave (tango98) for his assistance. Please let me know of any faults or ideas for improvement that you see. Thanks! Andy
  14. Crimea River

    All the Hurricane questions you want to ask here

    Note that these two pits are quite different. The top one looks to be for a Hurricane destined for British service whereas the bottom one has North American instruments. Note in particular the British turn and bank indicator in the upper photo vs. the one in the bottom pic with the slip indicator. Also differences in the airspeed and altimeters. I would expect 5584 to look more like the lower photo. Andy
  15. Crimea River

    Achtung Anfanger!!! 1/48 Bf109E-4B

    Thanks Howard. No risk really as the worst that could happen would be that I could not get the part into place. Hopefully more to come soon. Andy