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Xtof P

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    1/32 Aircraft of WW1, WW2 and 1960 1/12 Sportscars

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  1. Hurray, i´m back: the cowling parts by aviattic are here! And they are beautiful. Just the customs fees were a real rip off! I´ve ordered These parts plus some decals for my Meng Dr.I (which are just exquisit too) worth some £65,- incl. shipping and they charged about £20,- Seems like buing from China is cheaper now post brexit… Whatever, i´m looking forward to go on with the build now. For i´ve already used the kits parts for these triangular fabric panels on the fuselage sides i will only use aviattic´s hatches here - a bit of cautious sanding down the resin will be required
  2. Thank you very much! By the way: i really dig your Sopwith Triplane - excellent build.
  3. Thanks a lot Pete! Thats a bit of a blow for me..... how to take those out completedly ? No idea how to achieve that yet....
  4. Still no progress on this build.... Aviattic posted the conversion set i'd need a fourtnight ago and now it's stuck in customs. I think I'll start my Tamiya 32nd scale Zero now and post it in WIP soon.
  5. Thanks a lot Rob! I had a look at your builds and they're just amazing. The bases you're made are pretty damn cool too. And yes, its quite ambitious, especially as i've been exclusevly into large scale sportscars and 32nd scale planes before. There shiploads of techniques i will have to learn, research i'll have to do and collecting bits and pieces before i start. And a few other projects are in the pipeline still.... But those ships are just fascinating. So, dont now when i'll start but i will, and it may take a long time to build - and i'll make a thread on here. Xtof
  6. I´m planning to do the Trumpeter Rodney with the Pontos set in 1/200 at some stage, probably when i´ve got mor spare time than now. But a big part of the fun is research i´m doing in advance and finding interesting add ons. I just came across the Micro Master goodies on the net and wanted to ask if anybody had some experience with Micro Master? And are there some cpecial pieces one would recommend for building the Rodney? I´m quite keen on the charley floats. What about range finders? Boats? Hatches? As said before i´ve got the Pontos set and would only try to get those things that
  7. Thanks sanfrandragon, you´re right. I´ve ordered these parts from Aviattic already . Not very much Progress till they arrive The decals set is from Aviattic as well and the quality is just outstanding. Sadly for making those decals they seem to have started from the premise the builder would have the OAW kit. So i´m missing the adequate crosses as well as the tiny "Nur hier anheben" stencils for the wingtips. I´ve made my own decals for the crosses and i think about painting a tiny white scribble for the stencils…. Here´s a pic from the model with my decals. The white is a little too less
  8. So before i make any update on my little Swabian i´d like to dedicate this build to the wonderful Melvyn Hiscock who so very sadly passed away. I´ve mentioned him before in this blog when he tried to send me the missing cowling parts to convert my Fokker to the OAW built version i´m doing here. It was a pleasure to communicate with him via this forum. A truely great modelmaker who was so very kind to help a newby like me! Thanks Melvyn!
  9. They're just brilliant! But i found out on my Fokker D.VII Seven Swabians set the wing crosses are missing and you have zo use the ones from the kit. For i don't have the OAW kit but the Fok. instead i have to make my own. Also the stencils on the wingtips are lacking. The lozenge are beutiful - be careful with preshading and keep it subtle!
  10. Such a buitiful model, excellent build! I wished I had this kit....
  11. Step 1 on toning down the preshading. I tried to soften the annoyingly bright stripes that came from the masking before preshading by using soft black pastels and a small stiff brush. I think i will try to make it a bit more uniform still by applying a light sandish-grey oil filter wash thing after varnishing. Never done that before so i might go from SNAFU to FUBAR.....
  12. Tanks Duncan! Still wondering how to do that. Probably some filtering with oils might do the trick..... I'm open for any ideas!
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