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  1. Evening, I have been developing something of a thing for Hasegawa's F-104 series in 1/72. I am gradually working my way through my favourite schemes; a Marineflieger 'G', a Norwegian Cf-104D, and now a late model Italian jet in the form of a F-104asa-m of 9 stormo, around 2004. It's OOB, with the addition of Wolfpack decals and etched ejection seat handles.This is the only decal set I have found that does the low vis scheme with the correct and unique stencils. Wolfpack do a great range of very high quality decals-I've already built a Vermont ANG F-35a using them, and have a Orange Hobby F-35C in VMFA 314 marks in the final stages using their products. They are some of the best decals I have used; sadly the the guy behind them died last year, so get them while you can. I used Lifecolour for the hazy grey Fs36280 favoured by the AMI for its recent jets, and this went very easily for a very smooth, quick drying and hardy finish. I have been trying out brands like Mig Ammo and AK but just find them really temperantal and fussy to use in comparison with Lifecolour and Tamiya. I have a Hasegawa Typhoon to do next in the marks of 37 Stormo out of Trapani. Like this F-104, this has attractive checker marks on the rudder; they should make a good pair. Anyhow, pics!
  2. Another recent completion of a fairly well modelled subject-Blue 12. An interesting challenge to paint, given the multiplicity of colours, primers and component production. The engine exhaust is as per colour photos...it seems they got pretty dirty. Eaglecals provided excellent decals and paint notes, and from what I can divine, the Hasegawa kit is on balance the best in 1/72. German subjects aren't really my bag (excepting Battle of Britain subjects) but I really enjoyed this project. Paints mainly Tamiya.
  3. Late finish from Gulf War GB, 73-1119 3TFS / 3TFW / 13AF, based in Turkey, so I the backdrop trees aren't authentic. A few setbacks and many errors but for me it captures the real thing at: http://www.sharpshooter-maj.com/html/deploy91.htm. Hasegawa kit 00158 AeroMaster decal Airdoc stencils Hasegawa AIM-7 QuickBoost bang seats Eduard bombs and ALQ pod Scratch-built pylon Xtracolor hand brush paint + AK True Metal Chris Build at:
  4. I just cracked this open and started painting the cockpit details. I am doing it as the GAG bird on the USS Midway, I think it was '71 or '72 cruise, I think a Japanese and Vietnam cruise. The scheme is what got my attention, white nose with a black outlined shark mouth and a colorful rainbow tail. Kit decals to boot!---John
  5. Hello Everyone, I'd like to join with an Israeli Mustang with code 01.
  6. Hi all, Here's my second completion for 2013: F-4B BuNo 153019 built from the 1/72nd scale Hasegawa kit using a mix of ModelDecal and CAMDecals for the markings. Unfortunately I had some major issues with the CAMDecals silvering and I had to use ModelDecals for the sunburst, sharkmouth and roundels as the CAMDecal ones wouldn't conform to the shape of the model. Next time I use them I'll have to use some serious decal solutions! Mike.
  7. Attached are a few pictures of my recent model - the B-17G-40-DL ”Flying Fortress” A/C # 44-6117, LG-Q 'no name' from 322BS / 91BG depicted as it may have looked during its fifth and last mission on 21st June 1944. The bomber crashed on 21st June 1944 in Stolsko lake, Ger. name - Schlosssee, (near the place where I live in Szczecin, PL), where most of its wreckage remains until today. Source information about the aircraft and its crew: http://www.americanairmuseum.com/aircraft/15193 Source information about 8th Air Force activities on 21st June 1944 - very interesting!: http://www.8thafhs.com/old/get_one_mission.php… It is likely that the wreckage will be salvaged next year and displayed in a local history museum. Example site with information + pictures about the aircraft (in Polish): http://lotniczapolska.pl/B-17-Latajaca-Forteca-z-Jeziora-St… I have built this model on request of a local Internet TV portal for divers, but also because I was very much inspired by the story of the real aircraft. To detail the model I have used resin engines, propellers and main wheels, vacu glazing, brass barrels as well as bits and pieces from various Eduard PE sets. The major modification is the tail turret, which I have borrowed from the 1/72 Revell kit. The model is painted with Alclads on Tamiya gloss black base. I have retained the original raised panel lines to achieve a specific look of a new bare metal aircraft without camouflage. I also attach a compilation of the existing pictures of the real aircraft for reference. I am going to show this kit to the public at E-Day model show in September and hopefully on SMW exhibition in November this year. Thanks guys for watching!
  8. Hello, This is my 1/72 Hasegawa kit I built OOB for the local group-build themed Desert Storm. I used Gunze FS 36375 and FS 35237 for the camouflage and supplied decal for the marking. The kit is excellent and needed very little filler. Thanks for looking.
  9. Greetings everyone ! After a long time i decided to post my latest project . This model used to be an Israel Defence Forces plane . One day i decided to make it Greek . I added some revets along the fuselage and then started to airbrush . The first thing was the preshading , Then i started with the sea camo . All airbrushing is freehand ( i hate using masks ) . After that i put the decals and started weathering the model with artists oils . So this is my progress all this time . I hope you like it.
  10. Some time ago I started this little kit, it is very fun to build, good fit and a good decal sheet. I allways wanted to do a german one, but a Marinefligger one, until I saw this picture: This meant two things, the first the Starfighter had to be flying and I needed to do the contrails... so how to do this? The contrails had to end somewhere... where? The runway!! Good idea!! That meant that the contrails could support the A/C and be attached to the runway, some good paperclips came to use, those big ones. The rest was was just to enjoy the build... and find a solution to the runway issue... that took more time...the result is this:
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