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  1. Hi all, i am back after very long time off. The below is my recent build Academy 1-48 scale Curtiss P-40 Tomahawk IIB paints: Tamiya outside and Hataka cockpit green Aftermarket flaps from AMLA part number 48 001 (I messed up here quite badly ) Decals from kit printed by Cartograf - brilliant stuff. Overall the kit is quite quick but nothing exciting. Commemorative to : Neville Duke No 112 Shark squadron in November 1941 Egypt. Squadron Leader Neville Frederick Duke DSO, OBE, DFC & Two Bars, AFC, FRAeS (11 January 1922 – 7 April 2007) was a British test pilot and fighter ace of the Second World War. He was the most successful Western Allied ace in the Mediterranean Theatre, and was credited with the destruction of 27 enemy aircraft. After the end of the war, Duke was acknowledged as one of the world's foremost test pilots. In 1953, he became holder of the world air speed record when he flew a Hawker Hunter at 727.63 mph (1,171.01 km/h) over Littlehampton. More About the pilot here. Thank you Seb
  2. HI Igor, Fantastic build. Я приветствую Seb
  3. You have very good modeling skills. I like carrier deck as the part of a model stand. You just gave me an idea Thank you for sharing your model build with us. Regards Seb
  4. Hi Artie, Thank you for your comments. In terms of errors I'll list few : brake lines have incorrect shape, landing gear flap one side is at wrong angle, silvering decals on the propeller blades. I think in few years time I'll turn in to "rivet counting modeller" no no just joking. I build models for a fun Hi Val, I try build models related to particular time, squadron or pilot, therefore I have to rely on aftermarket decals. Techmod decals IMHO are ok but bit too thin to my liknes. Also I think is the only one producer of decals that has correct insignia of Polish squadrons. I always have problem with large decals from Techmod few of them just breaking apart after initial soaking in water. I try if it is possible to separate decals on to small pieces like for example numbers. Any other things like "invasion stripes" or other simple designs I prepare surface using Tamiya's tape and paint it with an airbrush. I am still on the learning curve at my modelling hobby. Thank you all for your comments Regards Seb
  5. Dear fellow modellers, I would like to present my recently completed model Tamiya 1/48 scale Mustang MkIII. She was flown by S/Ldr Egeniusz Horbaczewski from 315 Sqdn. RAF August 1944, plane PK-G FB387. Additional parts used: Eduard 1/48 P-51 placards (FE198) decals: Techmod (48002) paints used: Tamiya acrylics, (the grey is my own mixture based on Du Ponit colour) The Kit - no problem with parts fitting, I committed few errors here and there, but overall I am happy with the outcome. Enjoy Seb Ps. All comments are welcome Background (from WIKI) Eugeniusz Horbaczewski (28 September 1917 - 18 August 1944) was a Polish fighter pilot, a flying ace of World War II, also known as "Dziubek" (literally is the diminutive of 'the beak' in Polish). According to official lists, Horbaczewski was the third highest scoring Polish fighter ace, with 16.5 confirmed kills (16 individual and one shared) and one probable kill. He was awarded several decorations, among others Virtuti Militari IV class (posthumously) and V class, four times Polish Cross of Valour, Distinguished Service Order (posthumously) and Distinguished Flying Cross (twice). that is all folks
  6. Arkady, Thank you very much for your response. I am going to try your method. Best regards Sebastian
  7. What a beauty. Arkady can you please share with us your method of taking pictures. It puzzles me how you achieved such a crisp pictures. Warm regards Sebastian
  8. Hi all, Firstly thank you very much for your kind words. Each opinion matters to me. Hi Stig, below are few words in response to your questions: 1 I glued the side bits after taking these pictures, not happy with pictures need some photography lesson. I'll post new pictures here with completed canopy. I am not sure if these side panels were sliding down. In my opinion that is the most sensible thing, but I can be wrong. 2 The chipping has been done the "old skool" way with water and sea salt I need to try the new chemical stuff from AK company as I heard is really good. Overall I am not happy with the above pictures as they can not show different shades of green on the upper surface of the model . Best regards Seb
  9. Dear all, I would like to present my latest model. Tamiya scale 1/48 Mitsubishi A6m2 Zero Fighter - flown by Petty Officer 1st Class Saburo Sakai, Tainan Air Group, Denpasar base, Bali Island circa February 1942. Built out of the box minimum scratch in cockpit, paints acrylic Tamiya, decals from Techmod. BANZAI !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All comments are welcome. Thank you Seb That is all folks.
  10. Brewer congratulation you have done very good model. Very nice I like it very "soft" weathering. Regards Seb
  11. Hi all, I would like to show you my completed recently 1/48 Academy P-38 Kit. Below is finished P-38G Lightning - "Nulli Secundus" squadron 42-2197 flown by Lt. Kenneth G. Ladd of 80th FS/ 8th FG Dobodura, New Guinea winter 1943/1944. Couple quick words regarding the above kit: pros : easy to assemble, no major problems. Cons: decals, decals, decals (very thick) I found them really disappointing in comparison to decals from the Kagero top colors decals. Rubber wheels don't like them at all I prefer plastic wheels in model kits. Overall I am happy with the outcome. All comments welcome. Regards Seb
  12. Wow. That is a big cat. Love the finish and weathering.
  13. Hi Rav, Your model looks really good, and it brings back memories. I remember post stamps in early 1980's with Skarżyński. Good job. Sebastian
  14. I have made my small donation to the BM Forum. Thank you to all forum moderators for good work.
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