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  1. Hallo Scale 48 only now! This is now a series of Messerschmitt 109. I will start with the A version as prototype. Now after a half year with modelling tanks, I wanted to switch back to my roots. Many years ago, I built my last CA kit. So I started after breakfast and after cleaning my workbench. As I said, I started in the morning. I cut all resin parts with my US cutter. Anyone, who does not know about this tool: https://www.amazon.com/Honda-Cutters-ZO-41-ultrasonic-cutter/dp/B00KCAKZ7G This tool is the best invention after resin parts in modelling appeared. No breaking of crispy parts anymore. On th other hand, when I need a saw, I take my Japanese saw. https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10101375 So, with this comfortable tools, working is easy and clean. Afterward I took out all plastic parts and cleaned them, I went on the first assembly process. The wings with wheel bay. Of course, some thinning and additional grinding is necessary. As with CA kit is usual. I got them easily together and glued them. Then I checked the slats, and with some fitting work for increasing the holes for the levers, it was done. Gap filling at the outer ends of the wing with CA glue. Getting the molded lights off, since they will be replaced by glass. The cockpit is straight forward. The resin parts fit, without wall thinning! So far it was done. Time was left and I took out all etched parts and film. My spraying will be with Montex masks. Just part of it. So far for today. Next week more! Happy modelling
  2. This is old kit from 80's, but with rich set of addons First time, cockpit: Seat - resin from Quickboost, panel - pe from Eduard. How to use unused screws from Ikea? -) Fit fuselage panels with putty: Enhanced vertical stabilizer: Almost ready cockpit:
  3. Hallo Now a very different WIP. Different in many ways. I finished last week my RE.8 from WW1. Here I got to a climax in my ability, which satisfied me really. This was the impetus to change the subject, to jets again. And here to continue in my MIG series. After 15 , 17 and 19 and a batch of 21s. The challenge for me is to get the right touch on the external paint. This is a grey with a metallic shine. Like on so many MIGs. Ok, so I took this challenge and tried something. I knew, all I did in the past did not meet the subject in a satisfying way. Think over it and try step by step. Finally I ended up by doing a mixture of paint. The outer surface is mentioned as grey from Gunze in C308. Good, since I work on C color basis I added about one third of Aluminum in C8. This is in the C spectrum with extremely fine pigments. (not at all in H8!!!) The mixture looks for me excellent, since it makes the grey metallic looking. Anyway, you will decide, what you like or how you think about this idea. I use for this model an Aires cockpit and the nozzle. Both of them are in a certain way unfinished products as you may know. Unfinished that way, that the instruction invites to guess, instead of being a helpful & explanatory instruction. If using a PE part, you may guess where is the exact position to glue it at all. For me all Aires products are half finished. I was unsatisfied about the painting of my models at all. I think that it is unwise to use strict colors as mentioned in the instruction. I changed my arrangement of paints in the shelf. They were in line with the numbers. From C1 to up the highest number. Anyway I arranged them in shades. White shades, grey shades, green shades in my shelf. The basic color may be used, but not always. I get now much more shades during painting. An other thing was the details at the surface. Panel lines. Here I underwent now also a major change. By doing all panel lines first with Tamiya panel line fluid. After finishing the excess is cleaned away with cotton bud and airbrush cleaner. The spraying on this surface gives me a total new appearance. So far my new way. For me it is a new challenge to get the model more looking like the original. Good photos gave me the kick. Duke Hawkins is a master of this profession! All you see, now from the cockpit and nozzle is waiting for detail work. Happy modelling
  4. Hallo This Spitfire is nearly without decals. Just stencils. I used Montex masks for all markings. Happy modelling
  5. Hallo This is my next Spitfire. A IXc variant. Quite straight from the box. With some use of some etched parts. Some more ahead. I choose Techmod decals, because this colorful option won my heart. Beside this I had a book about the southern theater of operation. Well, next time a Spitfire again! Happy modelling
  6. Hallo This is my last of a serie of 3 Spitfires Mk.I. The kit I knew already and it was a fast enjoying built. Happy modelling
  7. Hallo Here are my trucks and a/c. In 1/35 and 1/48. Happy modelling
  8. Well, some of my production, not all. Maybe you like it. Just one picture each! Happy modelling & stay healthy
  9. Hallo again This here is my third Kfir in 1/48. For cutting extra fine resin parts I use the US-cutter. So I can get out every resin part. For sawing I use japaneses saws, which reduce the volume of chips to 20% of the 100% to normal saws, you are used to have or we comonly buy. The first was an Italeri with a conversation set from Isracast several years ago. The second you may see on the forum, was from ANK. This third one is from Kinetic with resin parts from Wingman (cockpit) and Aires (exhaust, scoops and antennas and pitot). The plastic is very different to AMK. In every sense. I do not want to judge it. But I can tell, that the main fuselage is more accurate, as in the AMK. The lever mechanism for the two small wheelbay doors is also there. This was a missing part on AMK. The installation for the main gear strut is also better. We can see the finished a/c and then you may decide it. The resin cockpit including front wheelbay is accurate. The really sad point is, that the left side console aft the throttle is a worse molding! I painted all the cockpit tube by airbrush in C308 and C2. All details later on by brush. The air intake I did preassemble, spraying and total gap filling and grinding before any installation in the fuselage. The gap is too big. Cockpit installation is easy and fuselage completion too. But one point to remark: The Aires nozzle needs some surgery inside the support of the nozzle and tube! Now after grinding the assembled a/c I put on some surfacer on the gaps underwing, and on spots, which I filed already with CA. Now I sprayed the glasses and do final painting on the ejection seat. Here it is my intention, to show a nearly clean a/c, just with supersonic tanks on the wings. Maybe I add the launcher for the Python 3. The four airbrakes I will not close entirely just a little bit open. The flaps are in down position. Since I have photos from the a/c I want to build, I will have to pre-shade it according photos. If it works out, you may see both photos. In a few days, I will show you more. Happy modelling
  10. Hallo This colorful F-1 is one of my favorite a/c. I saw the original several times. Well, the kit is not so difficult. I can recommend it. Happy modelling
  11. Hallo This is the Gavia kit for the SM-79. In opposition to the Trumpeter kit, the a/c has a better appearance. The build was not easy at all. I did lots of interior by scratch. Not visible here. The open door area inside is quite well equipped. Happy modelling
  12. Hallo This Morane-Saulnier is in 48 scale. I do not remember which producer. Some years ago, I did this cute tiny model. Happy modelling
  13. Hallo Some years ago, this kits ware on sale. I had at this time no clue what a resin kit really is. So, this is my first one! This model is the Do-22 in Abukir, flown from Yugoslavia after the German invasion. The land version I also built. Happy modelling
  14. Hallo Now it is done. I would like to thank you all modelers for the support. Happy modelling
  15. Hallo again The EE Lightning from Sword is a kit, which is not the finest, but good one to advance for a nice model. I built the Lightning already in 1/33 from paper. A long time ago. Now, here I started with getting the main groups of the a/c right done. The wing, very unusual in shape and cross section. Here at the trailing area, where the ailerons are, I had to fill in some styrene, to prevent a remarkable difference, not flush at all. The intake as a group I finished. Here I could do inside all necessary grinding. I will paint the cone, mask it and afterward the rest in aluminum before assembling in the fuselage. Which green was the cone actually? Dark green, bright green? The cockpit is nice from the resin aftermarket. Just to ask you, the experts: The color of the cockpit is actually gray & black. Now, I’ll see how to proceed. Just to add: I will add a bulkhead in mid fuselage at the wing section, to provide more stiffness there. It is simple too soft, and the danger is to crack the glue there! Happy modelling P.S. Which kit you may suggest for the early aluminum fighter version in 48?
  16. Hallo again This is my 3rd helicopter. After hundreds of aircrafts. I changed basically my modelling for this issue: 1. I use the new Tamiya glue EXTRA THIN. Why? · It works much faster. It glues rapidly! · It does not harm my color. I use Gunze C colors. · I can glue more tiny parts, as with the common Tamiya glue. · I save a lot of CA glue. · In this built only the etched parts are glued with CA. Nothing else! 2. I do not cement all glazing before the helicopter is fully assembled and sprayed. Also the final clear varnish is sprayed. Some antennas I assemble after the glazing is assembled. 3. The grinding process is kept to an absolute minimum, to keep surface details unharmed. Well, in this case I opted for the IAF UH-1D, but I left it out, because of the camouflage. At the top I used the etched part from Eduard, and I can not mask it at all. The US Army version from Vietnam is absolute not my favor, but I had no other by hand. Happy modelling
  17. Hi you all This will become my Kfir C-2. I built it several years ago a C-7with an Italeri kit and a conversion set from Isracast . This was very difficult, to achieve a proper result. This time I build 2 Kfir C-2. The first from AMK and the second from Kinetic. The aftermarket products I bought you may see. Beside this, I have as left over a complete conversion set from Isracast for the C-2 and the fuel tank and pylon set from Isracast. Of course, the book about the Kfir too. My personal linkage to the Kfir is that I had to live with this a/c. Every day over years and months, I could see them on the sky in Israel. I spent so much time there. The dogfight exercises I liked most, to climb up like at a candle in a group of three or four. Several times, I got lost in time or I was sunburned during this. Now to the build: First, the bad news. The AIRES cockpit set is NOT TO USE!!!!!!!! You will lose the entire front wheel well. The same experience I had with my Skyhawk. You may use parts of it, but that is it! I do not understand how the Aires people can release such a nonsense! The AMK kit is actually well designed. I could not make out any major flaws. I want to create a C-2 for ground support. That means to install the Kfir MER and the four stations in the back and front for a single bomb. I intended to install the supersonic tank, but there is none in the kit. Anyway, maybe I will take this one from Kinetic or from my resin kit from Isracast. In my case, I would load the Mk. 82 bombs and the Python 3 missile. The build until today went all straight ahead. I changed the cockpit front part to resin. Here is to mention, that the MB 10 ejection seat was used at late C-2 also. And the dashboard I will change to C-2 standard, since my Aires one is for C-7. The nose gear: Here I glued all the parts together and drilled holes for a pin to hold the nose wheel. It is an eye catcher on the Kfir, the nose gear! Tomorrow I will start spraying the cockpit. Well, so far. If you have any question, you may look at the walk around from our website. I took many many pictures on the Kfir. The history of the development is so interesting, if you may like it, I will give you next times a short intro. Happy modelling
  18. Hallo again I will start an F-4E Kurnas in 1/48 from Hasegawa. The kit as shown in the photo. My aircraft will be F-4E Kurnas from Hammer squadron #134. Carrying the Popeye air/surface guided missile with data link pod. The a/c will have Hebrew stenciling. It is from the year 1987/1988. My detail sets are very accurate and I hope that this kit will be despite the age still worth to build. By the way: You get soon access to walk around also from the Kurnas If you built already this kit with the Aires cockpit, I would really enjoy to listen to your experience! Happy modelling
  19. Hallo again This is my He-111 H-6. The kit was Revell. I used aftermarket Aires Cockpit and Eduard etched parts for the bomb bay. Well, I did the KG 54. The a/c has a standard painting. Nothing special. It si an a/c of this particular time. BTW: Flying this a/c is something different. On many occasions the cockpit inside was fogged with condensing water. It was all white! In addition, the pilot had to stand up with the extension of the control column and was acting like a captain on a Vosper! Can you imagine such an obscure situation? The head was protected just with the tiny windshield. Happy modelling
  20. Hallo again This is my PM model Alphajet in 1/48. The kit is not easy. However, the aircraft caught my interest, since it was in design when I went to my technical college. It is the first a/c designed 100% on CAD (Computer Aided Design) systems. I had the chance to get ion this a/c and got briefing on it. I also had to chance to fly it on simulator, but I had to notice that I have no skill at a pilot. Happy modelling
  21. Hallo again Here is my Tornado. The kit was Revell. Moreover, from my friend I got a very old kit with Zeppelin tanks. I did the desert pink, because here you can show weathering! I wanted to show a real a/c. It is not 100% accurate, but I was at this time satisfied with it. B.T.W. the engine of the Tornado was at this time the most sophisticated and reliable jet engine of the world. Happy modelling
  22. This has been a bit of a labour of love. In WWII my Grandfather was a navigator with 544 Squadron based at RAF Benson and flew on Mosquito PR Mk.XVIs. I have his logbook so was able to research the missions flown and aircraft serial numbers. This is NS500, an aircraft he flew in on an operational mission covering Flensberg, Berlin and Dresden on 11 April 1945. The aircraft, with a different crew was lost on its next mission on the next day. The model is the Tamiya 1/48th Mosquito B Mk.4 with the CMK PR Mk.XVI conversion, CMK control services, Quickboost mud-guards, Eduard Zoom fret and True Details wheels. This is the first time I've attempted a conversion, and am pretty happy with how it turned out. The only thing I wasn't brave enough to attempt was the vacform blister to go on top of the canopy. This has also been quite a lesson in how good at taking photos you need to be. I need some better lights. Still - not bad for my first posting on BM. Hope you like. The model, with base and case etc is going to my Dad as a late Fathers' Day present Alastair
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