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  1. Hi All, My recently completed model Academy 1:48th scale (kit number 12222) flown by Lt. Col Francis Gabreski of the 61st Fighting Squadron, Boxted, England June 20, 1944. For more about the Francis Gabreski here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabby_Gabreski It was a love and hate approach with this model. It started very well, but did not end up so well. The Academy kit included decals that needed to be rubbed off from the transfer sheet on to the surface of a model and they didn't transfer very well. Although they have been printed by the Cartograf. I have added photo etched seat belts, wiring on the engine I have used a copper wire and some plastic to add some details on the engine and inside cockpit to look more busy. The round bracket that keeps the engine I cut out from plastic sheet and added to the model. The kit has been painted with Tamiya acrylic paints, camouflage and cockpit gauges painted freehand, invasion stripes on the wings painted as well except invasion stripes on the fuselage. I have not painted included in the kit figurine of the pilot because my modelling mojo left me... All comments are welcome Thanks Seb IMG_4402 by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4401 by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4400 by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4399 by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4398 by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4396 by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4395 by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4414 by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4413 by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4412 by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4411 by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4410 by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4409 by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4408 by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4407 by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4416 by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4417 by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4418 by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr
  2. Very nice I like her a lot, great painting Regards Seb
  3. Hi All, Please see below recently completed build. BF-109 F2 from JG 54 summer 1942 flown by Maj. Hannes Trautloft. Stock kit I have added photo etched seat belts only and led wire for engine wiring, painted with Lifecolour and Tamiya paints. It was a first time when I had my hands on the Zvezda kt, a few words about the kit: Positive: great design and engineering of this kit decent decals Not so positive: assembly instruction is bit hectic in some places the plastic that have been used for kit has tendency to crumble, have no idea if that was only my kit or all Zvezda kits are made from this type of material. It is some weird type of plastic has tendency of Plasticine especially small parts. Is too soft for my likeness. Anyway that should not discourage you from building. Overall I would recommend this kit, have had a good fun assembling it. That's all folks. best regards Seb IMG_4406 (2) by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4372 (2) by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4373 (2) by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4374 (2) by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4370 (2) by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4369 (2) by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4368 (2) by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4367 (2) by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4365 (2) by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4376 (2) by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4377 (2) by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4378 (2) by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4379 (2) by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4381 (2) by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4383 (2) by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4384 (2) by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4385 (2) by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4386 (2) by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr
  4. Hi Toryu, Thank you for your kind words. I am not sure if that was the exact 1943 year, took the date from Tamiya box of kubelvagen, have no idea could be wrong I am not an expert In terms of larger photos you should be able to see by clicking on these it will take you to my Flickr public album if you wish to see photos in larger format. cheers Seb
  5. Hello all, I have not been active here for a while. Please see below my recently completed model. It should have been a quick build but when i started added bits and bobs I could not resist and built my first diorama. Messerschmitt Bf 109 E4 - II. Gruppe JG 27 flown by Hauptmann Werner Schröer – Afrika 20 April 1943 Model used Airfix - ME 109 E4 and other bits from Tamiya (please see pictures) Aftermarket parts: Quickboost (by Aires) QB48375 Messerschmitt Bf-109E exhaust (designed to be used with Airfix kits) Quickboost (by Aires) QB48241 - Messerschmitt Bf-109E engine (designed to be used with Tamiya kits) paints used http://hataka-hobby.com/products/us-army-paint-set-masster-dualtex/ Apologies for the amount of photos and any mistakes with uniform colours. Please share your thoughts. best regards Seb 1 by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr cs06.2 by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_3985 by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_3986 by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_3987 by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4306 by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4308 by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4309 by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4310 by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4311 by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4313 by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4315 by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4316 by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4317 by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4318 by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4319 by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4321 by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4322 by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4323 by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4326 by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4327 by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4328 by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4329 by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4330 by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4331 by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4332 by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4333 by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4335 by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4337 by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4341 by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4342 by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr IMG_4344 by PilotPL PilotPL, on Flickr
  6. 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
  7. HI Igor, Fantastic build. Я приветствую Seb
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Arkady, Thank you very much for your response. I am going to try your method. Best regards Sebastian
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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.
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