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  1. This isn't a bad kit, although I believe the conning tower is a bit inaccurate. It makes up into a reasonably sized model that looks pretty good. I decided on a North Korean submarine after seeing some picture of Kimmy boy riding on one. I liked the green top colour, I have no idea what the anti-fowling paint colour was, but a wine red colour seemed plausible enough. I had a bit of fun with weathering, I figured these things would be pretty battered, they are over 50 years old afterall.
  2. P-40 from Trumpeter. I made few corrections and added things to cockpit and engine. Tail wheel bay is bulit from scratch. Decals (mainly) are from Techmod and gun barrels and pitot tube are from Master. Unfortunately i broke pitot tube ending. WIP thread was on LSP: http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=69082 I forgot about gunsight, so i did one photo with it. It is on the end of this post.
  3. Hello everybody, For the Hawker (Siddeley) GB I’m going to build the Trumpeter 1/48 Hawker Sea Hawk FGA Mk.6, for reference I am using 4+ Publications’ Post War Wings booklet. I have a soft spot for the Sea Hawk as it was the Aircraft I depicted in one of the first oil paintings I ever sold (Tiger, Tiger see below); not surprisingly I intend to complete the kit as the very same aircraft as per my painting, the markings for which are conveniently included in the kit. I’m going to complete the kit out of the box with some added scratched extras; however I had already purchased a Pavla ejection seat which I’d forgotten about until I retrieved the kit from the stash. In preparation I have trawled through the forum and elsewhere looking for comparable builds and pitfalls in the kit generally. There do seem to be a few minor issues, the most annoying of which is a misalignment of some panel lines between the rear of the main fuselage and the tail section. I've been looking forward to this one, Cheers, M.
  4. Following the 'comparison' thread - I have made a start on building the Trumpeter 1/72 scale Su-34..... I won't post pics of the sprues - they are available elsewhere and here - just progress photos of the build. The cockpit is quite comprehensive - with a separate door in the rear bulkhead..... but note those ejection pin marks in the structure behind the seats. Similarly, the nosewheel bay looks accurate - complete with two-parts for the sliding access hatch..... The K-36 ejection seats are quite simplified - I would replace them if the cockpit was open - but they are acceptable given the closed cockpit... Trumpeter even provide the rudder pedals and very nice control collums - decals are provided for the front and side instrument panels - although the starboard panel curled up on me and I couldn't get it straight... Note the rear door - which I have posed open. The nosewheel bay in place - although not mentioned in the instructions, the front access hatch can be clicked in place and made to slide open..... Open.... Closed.... View into the wheel bay.... note the sliding front hatch. Top and bottom fuselage halves glued together..... I have made an attempt at re-profiling the nose to make it sharper - with moderate success...... It isn't 100% - but it looks much better - I might shave a bit more off to make the 'beak' sharper - but without going through the plastic!!... Re-shaped Trumpeter nose compared to the Italeri nose.... More later... Ken
  5. I built this kit long ago, after done build the mig 21 in 1/48 scale, i really like this aircraft so i decided to go for the bigger scale. Lucky for me Trumpeter have the 1/32 scale and this is huge. It have metal nose cone, metal landing gear, very nice but the metal is brittle if you dont treat it with care. A small tips for Trumpeter metal part is that you have to dip the part in super glue and let it dry for a day, so it wont be oxidized and break. And this kit come with and engine with lots of details. I decided to take the engine out to show off the engine. I paint with Ammo Mig Aluminum color. And masking the panel in the wings and paint with darker shade of Aluminum to break the mono-tone of the color. The marking is after market decal of the Vietnamese Airforce and the number 5121 is the aircraft of famous pilot Pham Tuan - who shot down the first B-52 in Vietnam war. Here is the video how i build the kit : YouTube link removed. Read the post in announcements And here is the photos of the model :
  6. Just finished - the excellent Trumpeter Su-34 kit in 1/72 scale........ Trumpeter missed a few things - the curved fillet between the wing L/E and the ESM pod (when fitted)..... ... the Blind Flying curtains inside the cockpit..... .... and the APU exhaust outlet on top of the tailboom... Ken
  7. I got this kit at the time mainly because it was cheap, but it didn't take long after I started building it to realize it was an extremely nice and detailed little kit for 1/72. So I decided to do something a little special with the winter camo pattern. image uploading site free screen capture software
  8. Hello, Here is my MDD/Alenia AV-8B Harrier II Plus in use with the Marina Militare Italiana (Italian Navy) as “Lupi di Mare” (Sea Wolf) Squadron based at MARISTAER Grottaglie (Italy) and deployed on board of the Garibaldi and Cavour Italian carriers. KIT The model is based on Trumpeter AV-8B Plus kit in 1/32nd scale. This kit is not so good. Details are generally basic and the specific parts of this version as the radome, FLIR and chaff&flare launchers are really off in terms of shape and size. Wing pylons are wrong and doesn’t fit the wings. Ventral pylon is wrong too. External fuel tanks are wrong in shape. The panel lines are mostly incorrected too. The decals sheet in the box doesn’t offer the choice of the Italian’s Harriers… So, it’s a long way to get a decent Harrier replica… CONSTRUCTION Most of the correction and adds steps can be found on the WIP topic of this model. To recap the detail sets I sued and the parts from scratch I made, here is a list: · Aires resin cockpit set; · Aires resin undercarriage bays set; · Eduard PE sheets for internal and external details; · North Star Models resin AGM-65 Maverick missile and rail; · Cutting Edge resin LAU AIM-9 launch rails; · Isra Decal resin Litening targeting pod; · Hasegawa plastic external fuel tanks from an A-4 kit; · AMS Resin undercarriage wheels; · Radome from scratch; · FLIR from scratch; · Chaff&flare dorsal launchers from scratch; · Air scoops, external sensors and aerial antennas from scratch; · ECM ALQ-164 pod from scratch; · Ventral pylon from scratch. COLORS & MARKINGS The Italian’s Harries has a 2-tone grey camouflage: top and side are in 36231, with underside in 36320. Paint were from the acrylics lines of Gunze and Tamiya. For the decal I went with a mix form Phoenix decal for the stencils, Tauro Models were used for the wolf-steps on the vertical tail, Navy’s anchors and roundels. Zotz decal for the wolf-head, pilot name and the MDC inside the canopy. Some RBF tags were added to finish the model. And now some pictures of the completed model. CIAO! Piero
  9. David Mooney

    1/32 Ju-87D T6+AD

    Hello all, Ive been working on this for a while between projects as it took a fair amount of time to get the 'snow-flage' right, I think I got there in the end. I have recently swapped paint to Mr Colour lacquer's, I must admit I was a little on edge using them, but they are fantastic to work with. Only added extras to the kit are the seat belt from eduard, as ever, its built to look right so please forgive in-accuracies' in my work or the kit. All comments are welcome.... P.S. I apologise about the white background, but I could find anything else to cover the background
  10. After the 1/48th kits (http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234951973-148-convair-f-106ab-delta-dart-by-trumpeter-f-106a-f-106b-released/), Trumpeter is to release 1/72nd Convair F-106A & B Delta Dart kits. - ref.01682 - Convair F-106A Delta Dart - ref.01683 - Convair F-106B Delta Dart Source: https://www.facebook.com/TrumpeterModel/posts/527430964082168 CADs V.P.
  11. Hello guy, some picts of a project beginning in 2016 a Voroshilovets but in german army. i find this pict on the net for inspiration Some pict from the beginning and work on the photoedges Some photoedge and friul tracks Cleaning sprue with toothbrush and soap Working on PE
  12. Finished today, Built OOB, painted with Mr Color Laquers. Liked this kit, fit mostly really good, the only real niggles the gun bay doors. Peter
  13. As my little De Havilland project draws to an end, I'm starting a new project. This is one that's been percolating through my brain for a while: a set of 100 Group aircraft. The release of the DK decals set last year helped, and about this time last year I also picked up a Trumpeter Wellington X, but until the other day I hadn't realised that the two could go together. I have two other projects in mind, both based on the bases local to my house in WW2: Bassingbourn for the USAAF and Gransden Lodge for the RAF. As it happens, this Wellington has a nod towards Gransden Lodge as well, as although the decal sheet depicts a 1944 aircraft from 192 Squadron, the squadron was formed (and operated Wimpeys) at Gransden Lodge in early 1943. Now, I don't know much about the Wellington, and I'm not sure what modifications were made to the 100 Group aircraft; my references for 100 Group ops are rather silent on the matter, at least with respect to visible external alterations. Therefore, the intent right now is to build straight OOB. The Trumpeter kit has good detail, I understand, so I see no real need to get any etch or resin parts. The de rigueur sprue shots (many are duplicated, so I've only shown one where that's the case).
  14. XR725 first flew as F Mk3, later converted to F Mk6. C/No. 95208. Squadron Leader Ed Durham flew this aircraft non-stop to Goose Bay, Canada on 27 August 1968. There it was zapped by the Canadians. I used Xtradecal sheet (72091) and they list it as EE (BAC) Lightning F.6, XR725/A, 23 Sqdn, RAF Leuchars, September 1968.
  15. David Mooney

    1/32 Bf-109E-4

    This is a my second build in a few days that I have completed while I'm trying to get my mo-jo back for the ju-87 I am building. The model kit is from Trumpeter kit and builds quite well, only issue I found was the correct seating of the undercarriage. The way the undercarriage is built up is a bit of a strange approach and doesn't exactly help the modeller and once complete, it isn't the strongest 'set' I've come access, other than that, a good build. Built out of the box and painted with Humbrol paints except for Mr Hobby for the RLM04 yellow Hope you like it, all comments are welcome :-)
  16. Okay, before I put up the pictures of the finished article - a few points: The Trumpeter kit as it stands is horribly inaccurate. Despite this, the kit builds extremely well and would make a fine model in its own right. There are a lot of variants within the class, so pick one loco to build. So here are the pictures of the finished article... Dave
  17. Having had this in my stash for quite a while I have decided to bite the bullet and start this behemoth. Now this is a Trumpeter kit, and lives up to their usual standards - It is wrong. The wheels have 8 spokes, they should have 7. The boiler back plate and footplate fittings are mainly guess work. The boiler fittings are wrong/inaccurate/missing. I could go on but I'm depressing myself... Having studied the kit and also the excellent (so far) build by @bangle I have decided that the easiest way to make this offering into an accurate representation ids to melt it down and re-cast it. Oh well. To help with this build I have bought the Eduard set, and some excellent castings from LZ Models to replace the wheels, boiler fittings, brakes, and footplate paraphernalia. I'm also using an etch set from ET Models that I was given, it has a lot more on it than the Eduard set so I'll be using the best from both. Coming from a model railway background I long ago came to the conclusion that for a tank loco you should build the chassis first (for tender loco's I always built the tender - I saw so many part built kits where people gave up after just building the loco). I think this is the first time I've built a loco kit from plastic - I'm much more used to brass and nickel-silver. Yay! no burnt fingers from soldering! I'm probably not going to go the whole hog on the detailing, but it's going to be a damn sight more accurate than what your given! So, lets start with the chassis. So this is the basic chassis. I've added some bolt heads using an old punch and die set I've had for years - no idea where it came from. The die set only gives four sizes and this is the largest. Made a bit more progress using the etches. I also made up the base, but used some G-Scale rail that I happened to have (close to Gauge1 10mm/ft) which is a fair match for size if not track width. Neither the front pony truck nor any of the drive wheels are fixed yet, just posed to check the height of the pony truck. If assembled as per the instructions it would float in mid air! The two back-to-back L strips will hold an etched boiler support plate - I decided to leave it off for now rather than knock it off. Compare the state of the work area with the first picture.... Updates will be on an occasional "whenever I do anything" basis as life tends to get in the way a lot. Hope you all enjoy the ride (see what I did there?) Dave
  18. Hello all, I thought id try something a little ambitious on this 109 as I had three sets of decals for a Fliegerkompanie J-371 Bf-109 E-3, I guess I swung away from doing it before as the size of the decals was a little scary. So I painted it up ready for the decals knowing I had a degree of safety having three sets to get it right............hmmmmm! I gave up,and then broke out the masking tape for a masking marathon . In hindsight, it was the only way to get this scheme done and I am pretty happy with the overall result. All comments are welcome
  19. Not in the new Trumpeter's catalogue but in the IPMS Philippines homepage. Trumpeter is to release in 2016 a 1/48th Chengdu J-20 kit - ref.? To put alongside the Hobby Boss 1/48th YF-23 kit, I suppose? http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234934034-148-northrop-yf-23-black-widow-by-hobby-boss-released Source: http://ipmsphilippines.com/test-shots/testshot-trumpeter-148th-chinese-stealth-jet-j-20/ Test shot V.P.
  20. Good afternoon everyone and I hope nobody has had any bad issues with the weather lately, it has been quite bad round here. My WIP thread will be based on the 1/32 Trumpeter Lightning F.2A/F.6, a very subjective kit with many mixed reviews. I brought the kit from KingKit at a very reasonable price. It was my first purchase with them and I won't hesitate to return, so thanks KingKit for the fast delivery. There are many kit reviews and lots of information on the Lightning so I won't delve too much into that but I will however explain why I chose to model it. As you can see in the Picture I have received 'The Lightning Boys 2' from my OH for Christmas and I am nowabout 2/3 of the way through and find it fascinating! This along with a couple of other WIP threads I have been following especially The Spadgent's build has made me pluck the courage to finally get one. I have never really been that interested in them until I read a bit more about them and now I am fascinated by them. I have chose to model XS903 'AM' of 5 SQN RAF Binbrook due to the distinctive shark teeth also I prefer standard grey camouflage over the cold war style, just a preference of mine. I have also got a Quickboost Aires Ejection seat on the way, but I may decide against using this as I am thinking of modelling the jet just after take off with landing gear retracting. I also have some OOP Master casters resin engine nozzles on the way and my profound thanks to the BM BST section and Gary 'Redcap' I have a set of the OOP Xtradecal decals set to enable me to complete this. More than likely I will probably purchase more AM stuff as I need to go on if I need too and of course I have a PJ Productions pilot on order. So for now just a picture of the kit and of course the brilliant book titled 'The Lightning Boys 2' by Richard Pike. Also some of the actual aircraft. More to follow soon......... PS the 'Skyrocket' in the title was given by the pilots, Commonly described as 'Being saddled to a Skyrocket'.
  21. Mark Hoffmanly

    Trumpeter King Tiger

    I have had this beast on my bench for months now and I have been taking pictures of the progression I have been making on it. The only problem is that I haven't uploaded them so I have over 100 pictures that need to be shared. I have been doing my best to make the tank as historically accurate as possible thanks to the book.
  22. What to pick for this group build ? OA-10 Warthog ? Chinese WZ-10 helicoptor ? Something with a £10 price sticker on the box ? No, I'll go for an entry so obscure it doesn't even have a '10' anywhere on the box.... The Chengdu J-10 Here's the 'look I ain't no cheating weasel' pic to show it's < 25 % done..... still in the cellophane....
  23. landing boat from Trumpeter on 1/35 scale. I placed it in the diorama and it was not that simple, so I did it when landing and putting off the assault section. Do you like it?
  24. One of my dioramas. Locomotive and wagon from Trumpeter on scale 1/35, tank Stug III. by Tamiya. The tunnel, the tunnel, the landscape I made myself.
  25. Apparently, the Northrop T-38 Talon is/was used as a proficiency trainer for U-2 pilots. I've seen photos of a tasty looking all black one with red lettering that I'm thinking of as a future project (in 1/48). Question is, am I stuck with the Trumpeter T-38 or is the old Monogram F-5(F) basically the same airframe? Cheers