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  1. I definitely agree there. 1/144 isn't any harder, its just different. Some things are actually easier too. Getting a flawless finish across a 1/144 wing for example is much easier to achieve than on say, a 1/48 or 1/32 equivalent.
  2. Sounds great. Really looking forward to seeing them assembled and painted. Exciting stuff
  3. Hi DMC, I've got that one too! I was able to add the undercarriage over the last couple of days and test fitted the wheels. The inside faces need a wash of something before I stick them on permanently. On reflection I'm not super happy with the home printed decals. I discovered a hidden setting on my printer that gets rid of the aliasing around the fuselage emblem. Too late for this one though. I'll have to live with it unfortunately.
  4. I think at this point in time we can all agree to use a mask.
  5. Hehe, thanks chaps! I've just had a go at making some homebrew decals and they turned out alright. I found a Pfalz stencil font and made the codes and other lettering. The fuselage emblem was made using images of other kit decals for reference. The whole lot was done at 6000dpi in photoshop, as I don't know how to use the other illustrator programs. The whole thing was printed on a scrap of plain clear decal film then lightly sealed with a gentle whiff of clear lacquer. Using a domestic printer, the tiniest stencils are so small that they are just a light fuzz. However the
  6. Hi Tim. I used the front of the Sweet canopy, but thinned it down from the inside with burs and scrapers to get a better look. The sliding portion was made from scratch and moulded over the stove. @WLJayne It is so nice to be able to be able to ask questions. The work you have done so far and the vision you have is fantastic. I'm curious about the 109 canopies too. So far no manufacturer has offered a good early style 109E canopy with the rounded corners. It's a shame, as a lot of very attractive schemes feature the early style of hood. I imagine for the initial run you
  7. I've been meaning to post this ongoing build for ages, but sheesh! Its so hard to come up with a title sometimes. I wanted to kick it off with some cracking wordplay, but alas I can’t think of anything Perhaps its just best to rip the lid off and get on with it. These are a pair of Pfalz D.III and D.IIIa scouts that I've been doing from scratch over the past 18 months or so. Over the Christmas break I finally managed to get them out of the grey primer doldrums and into their top coats before all the fun stuff starts. Here's where one of them is at right now....
  8. Honestly cant wait for the campaign to kick off. Hoping for thin canopies and even thinner panel lines. The Sweet Hurri is probably the best for panel lines at the moment. However even this needs a prime and a sand to reduce them down to a more realistic level. Arguably they could do to be sanded down even finer than what is shown here.
  9. Lovely job. I really like that slightly speckled look to the dark grey.
  10. That’s looking great! Well worth the effort. Just be careful taking that tape off.
  11. Wow. It’s not so much a single model as a whole series of exquisite objects flying together in perfect formation.
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