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  1. Here is my Hasegawa 1/48 Hawker Typhoon Mk Ib Tear Drop Canopy build. This was a in-betweener. Something to work on in-between the main builds. Really didn't weather this one up too much and the photo I've seen of her is rather clean. The details... Ultracast Wheels Ultracast Exhaust Ultracast Intake Quickboost Seat Quickboost Gun Barrels Bits and pieces of Aires Cockpit kit bashed into the kit cockpit (I liked the separate structure of the kit) Hasegawa 1/48 Hawker Typhoon Ib by Jim Fox, on Flickr
  2. Think I am going to have to come up with my own. Decals were made, but I haven't found any to purchase. Probably K or X like in this image. Their is debate whether there was an in between stage of just the upper/lower colors and camo upper and single color lower. Not sure which one yet. 33 Malakal. O has trouble by Crumple Zone, on Flickr
  3. Here is the beginnings of the 1/48 HobbyBoss F4F-3 "Early" conversion to the F4F-3a / Martlet III purchased by the Greek Purchasing Commission and then turned over to the Royal Navy. I'll steal the canopy from the "Late" kit for this. - Master Pitot - Eduard Cockpit PE - Eduard Canopy Mask Only thing still awaiting from the mail is the Ultracast Seat w/ Sutton Harness. Beginnings of the F4F-3a Conversion - MTO Theatre. by Jim Fox, on Flickr
  4. Specifically bought for paint drying. Don't recall if it was during the SWMBO phase or after.
  5. Back before I started using Tamiya and Mr Color, all I used was enamels. I sped up all my drying with a Food Dehydrator on the lowest setting.
  6. That's what I've used in the past for antenna wire and a little rigging of the Roden Junkers D.1. Doesn't have to be tight......just a little heat and it tightens up.
  7. Thank you! I had to try.......don't do a lot of fancy PE stuff, gotta try to hone my skills a bit. But I also lack patience, so that's tough with PE.
  8. 1/48 HobbyBoss Mig-17F Fresco F (Vietnam GB) Eduard PE Cockpit set Eduard Canopy masks Master Pitot/Gun Barrels Quickboost Ejection Seat Armory Wheels 1/48 Eduard Mig-21MF Profi-Pack 1/48 Roden O-1 Bird Dog (gonna be a Raven bird, maybe for Vietnam GB if I can get one of the others done) Eduard Brassin LAU-3 Rocket pods (arriving in a few days) 1/48 HobbyBoss F4F-3 Early (MTO GB) Eduard PE Cockpit Set Eduard Canopy Masks Master Pitot Tube
  9. Very nice! What did you use for rigging? Got a Stearman sitting here for most of the year scared of rigging it.
  10. When you look at some pics, their is a bit more stuff in there...........doesn't seem nearly as roomy.
  11. Pit is mostly done. Won't put the seat ?grab handle? on until later. Cut too much off the resin block for the seat, so it's just propped up in their now. I'll place it properly when we are down the road on this build. Only thing missing is the pedals. I messed with them for a bit, trying to roll them into a circle, said no one is going to see it anyway and said the heck with it. Quickboost seat At least on this one, Ultracast stuff is nicer. But still a very nice molded seat, none the less. Eduard PE Cockpit set. Misinterpreted the instructions and instead of just sanding
  12. She's up on wheels, we are getting close. BUT NEED YOUR OPINION!!!!! My thinking with the tail wheel was to show it like it turned into it's resting place. On the first pick I think it looks fine, but in the second pic I think it looks really odd, like some Gomer didn't know what he was doing. But to move it means it's probably break, so may need to pin. What do you think? Also not sure how much weathering I will do. Based on the last image, she didn't look to beat up or dirty. Concur? Hawker Typhoon Mk IIb by Jim Fox, on Flickr
  13. I'll be honest, this Malta theater is new for me. When the Spitfire STGB came up I just started looking for something different. I am also working on a Hawker Typhoon and didn't want to do a typical Spitfire scheme. I try to find, but not always, unique schemes or markings and when I saw the blue Spitfires I knew I had to do one.
  14. Pay attention to the details! Sand off the surface detail like the Eduard PE instructions say, don't remove the whole blob! Cut the resin seat off at the appropriate spot..........now gotta make a spacer. This thing is off to a great start..............sigh. Fortunately those mess ups are hard to see in the cockpit one closed up! Onward and upward I hope!
  15. She is finished..............posted it in the RFI aircraft section. Here is a teaser photo though.
  16. Think I am calling this done before I mess anything else up and have to touch it up. This was for the Spitfire/Seafire GB that I wasn't able to finish on time. Built the Vb non Trop version back around 2002/2003. The only two issues I really had were the Trop lower nose section (filled and rescribed) and the wing root. For the wing root I matched everything up, which basically meant working from the tips in. That left a gap that was filled with plasticard and some brushable sprue goo that I made. Had a horrible time getting the underside roundels to conform to the little bits.........los
  17. The kit and all the extra fiddly bits have arrived. Unfortunately I think it all has to wait until next week, holiday weekend and all. Now, do I dare install the Master pitot and what not before painting? I'm guaranteed to break them off at least 100 times during the build.
  18. Did you notice the Flickr link on Page 2? Great photo album with 805 Sqn aircraft in it.
  19. I have the Hobby Boss Late version already but it doesn't have extra bits. It has the cowl with the two inner scoops and extra flaps, no upper outer scoop. It does have the right windscreen for the -3A though. So the cowl on the Early would just need the two chin scoops removed. My other two questions is what harnesses in the seat and what type wheels. Guessing it's not a Sutton's Harness, so then did they have only the lap belt or both? Then what kinda wheels? Diamond, Block or Radial? Hard to tell in all the pictures, I'm leaning towards radial.
  20. Call me crazy, but I think I might join in on this one as well. Right now I am leaning towards one of the Mid Stone/Azure Blue Martlet III's first sent to Greece then used by British. Looks like the jumping off point would be the Hobby Boss 1/48 F4F-3 (Early) kit and then modifying the cowl. Have to dig into it some more. One post I saw saying you had to do something with the windscreen. If anyone has any other thoughts on this minor conversion please let me know.
  21. So I was just watching Plasmo on YouTube and he used the GXII stuff before decaling, to seal the decals and to weather over. Is Mr Color an acrylic lacquer then? Which ones do you use? UV Cut or Super Clear?
  22. One thing I seem to be struggling with is clear coats. Not so much for decaling purposes, or sealing decals (but am open to ideas there as well). Mainly for weathering and final clear coats. Prepping for decals or washes I've generally stuck with Tamiya Clear. I seem to be able to handle that one ok. When it comes to oil weathering, I'm not sure on this one. I've tried Tamiya Flat with Mr Leveling Thinner..........but it is never ever flat for me, more like a satin. Last night I tried Vallejo Matt Varnish (100% acrylic resin) which I've used before and don't mind,
  23. Sorry to hijack the thread, but this build has peaked my interest to build one in 1/48 some day soon. Kit is no problem, get the Roden. What rockets do you think they are? Looks similar to the Eduards P8V20-A Brassin set mostly matches it.
  24. Nice lookin! Does that cockpit window decal have a pilots image in it?
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