Jump to content

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'hasegawa'.

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


Calendars

  • Community Calendar
  • Group Builds
  • Model Show Calendar

Forums

  • Forum Functionality & Forum Software Help and Support
    • FAQs
    • Help & Support
    • New Members
  • Aircraft Modelling
    • Military Aircraft Modelling Discussion by Era
    • Civil Aircraft Modelling Discussion by Era
    • Work in Progress - Aircraft
    • Ready for Inspection - Aircraft
    • Aircraft Related Subjects
  • AFV Modelling (armour, military vehicles & artillery)
    • Armour Discussion by Era
    • Work in Progress - Armour
    • Ready for Inspection - Armour
    • Armour Related Subjects
    • large Scale AFVs (1:16 and above)
  • Maritime Modelling (Ships and subs)
    • Maritime Discussion by era
    • Work in Progress - Maritime
    • Ready for Inspection - Maritime
  • Vehicle Modelling (non-military)
    • Vehicle Discussion
    • Work In Progress - Vehicles
    • Ready For Inspection - Vehicles
  • Science Fiction & RealSpace
    • Science Fiction Discussion
    • RealSpace Discussion
    • Work In Progress - SF & RealSpace
    • Ready for Inspection - SF & RealSpace
  • Figure Modeling
    • Figure Discussion
    • Figure Work In Progress
    • Figure Ready for Inspection
  • Dioramas, Vignettes & Scenery
    • Diorama Chat
    • Work In Progress - Dioramas
    • Ready For Inspection - Dioramas
  • Reviews, News & Walkarounds
    • Reviews
    • Current News
    • Build Articles
    • Tips & Tricks
    • Walkarounds
  • Modeling using 3D Printing
    • 3D Printing Basics
    • 3D Printing Chat
    • 3D Makerspace
  • Modelling
    • Group Builds
    • The Rumourmonger
    • Manufacturer News
    • Other Modelling Genres
    • Britmodeller Yearbooks
    • Tools & Tips
  • General Discussion
    • Chat
    • Shows
    • Photography
    • Members' Wishlists
  • Shops, manufacturers & vendors
    • Aerocraft Models
    • Above & Beyond Retail
    • Air-craft.net
    • Amarket Modl
    • A.M.U.R. Reaver
    • Atlantic Models
    • Beacon Models
    • BlackMike Models
    • Bring-It!
    • Casemate UK
    • Copper State Models
    • Creative Models Ltd
    • EBMA Hobby & Craft
    • Freightdog Models
    • Hannants
    • fantasy Printshop
    • HMH Publications
    • Hobby Paint'n'Stuff
    • Hypersonic Models
    • Iliad Design
    • L'Arsenal 2.0
    • MikroMir
    • Kingkit
    • Model Designs
    • Modellingtools.co.uk
    • Maketar Paint Masks
    • Marmaduke Press Decals
    • NeOmega & Vector Resin
    • Parkes682Decals
    • Paulus Victor Decals
    • Red Roo Models
    • RES/KIT
    • SBS Model - Hungary
    • Scalectronics - Lighting & Sound Solutions
    • Scale-Model-Kits.com
    • Shelf Oddity
    • Sovereign Hobbies
    • Special Hobby
    • Starling Models
    • Test Valley Models
    • The48ers
    • Tiger Hobbies
    • Tirydium Models
    • Ultimate Modelling Products
    • Valiant Wings Publishing
    • Videoaviation Italy
    • Wonderland Models
  • Archive
    • 2007 Group Builds
    • 2008 Group Builds
    • 2009 Group Builds
    • 2010 Group Builds
    • 2011 Group Builds
    • 2012 Group Builds
    • 2013 Group Builds

Find results in...

Find results that contain...


Date Created

  • Start

    End


Last Updated

  • Start

    End


Filter by number of...

Joined

  • Start

    End


Group


AIM


MSN


Website URL


ICQ


Yahoo


Jabber


Skype


Location


Interests

  1. Greetings, hope you are all doing well! This is my latest completion, Hasegawa 1:32 Boeing P26 A Pea Shooter. This is quite an old kit, the plastic was hard and brittle, one yellow sprue was more like bakelite. I built this as part of a club build and put in a bit more work for this one. Quite a bit of work went into the cockpit. The instrument panel was replaced with a spare Kingfisher decal and I built up a front piece for it. The seat was replaced with my first attempt at vac forming and the rest of the cockpit was embellished with various bits and bobs. Typically when the fuselage was closed up you couldn't see a lot so here are a couple of WIP shots The back cushion was shaped out of miliput and lap straps were meant to be made from tape but found some Corsair ones which looked much better. I also added some cockpit placards to add a bit more interest. The gun barrels were replaced with brass tube. The kit comes with raised detail but I removed this as the joins while being not bad werent really good enough to keep the detail. The panel lines and rivet detail was then redone, using the rivet wheel for the first time (a second first!). All the paint work is from the airbrush with copious amounts of masking tape and ALOT of patience! The only decals were the badge behind the cockpit, the '23' and the 'US ARMY' on the under side. For the engine I replaced the push rods and exhaust/inlet piping with brass rod and some wiring harnesses added. There is a lot mentioned regarding the fit of the cowling around the engine so with this in mind I added a couple of thin slivers to widen the cowl. This worked really well and I didn't have to do too much faffing around in fitting out the cowl. It was still a right pain though and had to be done slowly. For the rigging I opted for rigid stainless wire, cant remember the size but it was quite fine. I think it is slightly over scale but it serves its use. The kit comes with all the rigging holes open so its a big invite to throw it in there. I did simplify the rigging between the spats as there is a bullet shaped fairing where the wires crossed. This just got far too complex so was left out! I think that's about it, quite pleased with how it turned out especially after that paint job! Thanks for looking in! Bob
  2. Here are my four 1/72 Fw 190s finished over the weekend. They are an Eduard A-5, an Airfix A-8, a Hasegawa A-8, and an Airfix D-9. They were all entered in the Granitecon show in Manchester, New Hampshire on Sunday. One of the A-8s won a second place in its category, I’m just not sure which one as they only announced it as an Fw 190A-8 not the make of the kit. I’m pretty sure it was the Hasegawa that placed as the Airfix has some seam issues. Hasegawa on left L-to-R: Hasegawa, Airfix, Eduard Hasegawa and Airfix Eduard Hasegawa Airfix Airfix D-9
  3. Been a while since I've posted as I've been busy with sorting out the house. Major works going on since May and now my builder has covid so i've cleared the decks in the workshop for some light building. So I know i'll get a ribbing for this thats for sure but what the hell (Tiger on Temp hold ------- Dont worry, i'll be back on it soon) Quite a few years ago popped down to see Ant Phillips @AntPhillips and the generous chap gave me this little kit as a gift. It had been started but not very much at all - you could say more taken off the sprues than any real building. I've played with this kit over the years and chopped it about with a view of making one of the Dutch Airforce Vipers that i have seen and worked with whilst on tour. I've got some decals and AM bits to pop into this build, I missed the GB as i couldn't commit, just too much work going on in the house. Aires Office area that i'll use. Pilot torso is from the kit, helmet is from the Hasegawa F-16D block 50 kit, made some alterations of the figure. Life vest etc Had models wheel wells, these were fun as the one part that was assembled was the intake - I had to take it apart to get the nose gear bay in and had much fun in doing so, the plastic had became very brittle over the years. Eduard wheels made for the tamiya kit but fit a treat with some modifacation to the kit hubs. Tail end, Wolfpack resin for the Tamiya kit - extended parabrake , altered to fit the Hasegawa kit. It was only slightly wider than the Hasegawa tail so a touch of sanding back was required. A few bits to hang off the pylons - Eduard Brassin bits. Modified ECM 131 pylon, cut down drop tank centre line pylon. It will get some sway braces yet . Wingtip launchers, LAU-128's for AIM120's Robbed from a another Hasegawa F-16 kit. Flaps cut out so I can drop them later. Back end details - PW exhaust i think ? And the decals , stencils from for a Greek F-16 look to be the same as the Dutch Vipers, these are very well detailed decals. Lets see what an Armour modeller can do with this little lot !! Enjoy.
  4. Hello everyone, it’s been a long time since I have participated in a group build but as I was planning to build a Phantom anyway it made sense to join the fun! The Phantom is without a doubt my favourite jet, I used to have quite a few completed models but they were damaged beyond repair while in storage back in the UK. I’ve been slowly rebuilding my collection and I’ve completed the two British ‘tooms shown below: For this GB I’m planning on building the Hobbytime (Hasegawa) 1/48 F-4E as a Greek AUP Phantom using a mountain of Eduard goodies plus some other parts. This kit contains some PE which I will be chopping up to more closely resemble the AUP Phantom. Some photos of the kit and extras are below (apologies for the sideways photos, I’ll fix that in future updates!): I’ll be using the Hataka Greek Air Force set as I think the colours looked pretty good on my Kinetic F-5. I love the look of these colours on the Phantom! So far I’ve primed some of the cockpit parts and I’ll try to get some paint and PE on them tomorrow. Thanks for looking guys and looking forward to seeing lots of wonderful ‘tooms take shape during this GB! Chris
  5. Now that my USS Olympia build is winding down it's time for an airplane again. I grew up close to a Norwegian Air Force base housing the RNoAF 333sqdn P-3s, Hence I've always had a strong affinity for this plane. On Sep 13th 1987 one of the units P-3s collided with an Su-27 Flanker. This P-3 will be the subject of this build. The plane The incident as depicted on the boxart for a Trumpeter Flanker, incidentally my next build to join the P-3 on the shelf... The kit Got some aftermarket sets to add some detail. Planning on the plane being parked with the rear entry door closed but ladder attached, flaps down and bomb bay doors open. In addition I plan on recreating the damage to the props. I'll have the affected prop feathered with the engine covers open. Since I'm not planning on using the rear interior I'll use seats in the CMR set up in the cockpit instead. Well, at least all that is the plan...we'll see how it actually turns out. Ken
  6. Hobby 2000 has just re-released the Revell 1/32 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I/V - ref. 32001 - Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Ia Sources: https://www.armahobby.pl/h2k32001-supermarine-spitfire-ia-ex-revel-cartograf-pmask-zywica.html https://ksmodel.pl/sklep/szczegoly/hobby-2000-32001-supermarine-spitfire-ia-limited-edition-1-32-24566/ - ref. 32002 - Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IIa Sources: https://www.armahobby.pl/h2k32002-supermarine-spitfire-iia-w-rotol-propeller.html https://ksmodel.pl/sklep/szczegoly/hobby-2000-32002-supermarine-spitfire-iia-w-rotol-propeller-limited-edition-1-32-24567/ - ref. 32003 - Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Va Sources: https://www.armahobby.pl/h2k32003-supermarine-spitfire-va.html https://ksmodel.pl/sklep/szczegoly/hobby-2000-32003-supermarine-spitfire-va-limited-edition-1-32-24568/ V.P.
  7. It was a choice between this and VF-51 MiG Killer, but the limited edition deserves to be built. As you can see I've already been testing paints to see what I had that was close enough as we have restictions on movement still in Melbourne so the hobby shops are closed. Anyways I think I have paints that are about right, not sure what I will do with loads yet, you can really bomb them up or later in the Iran-Iraq war they became rather deadly tank killers due to the Iranians adapting them to carry Mavericks.
  8. Hi, I love Phantoms and I wouldn't want to miss out on the GB. I'd like to finish in time, so I won't be going for one of the big 1/48 projects. Here's my beloved Hasegawa kit, straight from the 1990's and still wrapped in plastic. This box-art is in my top two of Shigeo Koike's work, the other one being the Bicentennial F-4N's that are on some boxings of the 1/48 F-4B/N kit. For the decals I'll use the VMFA-314 option from this microscale sheet. I've always wanted a VMFA-314 F-4B. I wish there were more 1/72 decals for USMC Phantoms in Vietnam. If they turn out to be too old to be useable, I'll switch to another squadron. I'm aiming to keep this simple and finish on time. Cheers, Stefan.
  9. ====FINISHED==== RFI Gallery Hi guys. Here's my first build in 20 years and first attempt at using an airbrush. I don't really know what I'm doing so any advice, feedback and constructive criticism is appreciated Scalemates Project link Scalemates WIP gallery Kit link Eduard ECS pipe upgrade Eduard AGM-65 Eduard AGM-88 Practice install piece Press fit into place Supported by a sheet of styrene cemented in underneath which the resin piece is superglued to. Seam removed and polished clear
  10. Time to throw my hat into the ring with my choice for this GB which I have been looking forward to since the last one finished, as I built a Swedish subject last time I thought I should choose one from one of the other eligible countries. This lead me to choosing a subject from Finland and one that I have wanted to do for a while, a Draken. Unlike a certain Australian member of the forum who posts pictures of kits downloaded from the internet and claims to have them in his stash but never actually builds them I do have one in my stash and enough (for me anyway) goodies to make a half decent Finnish machine. So we will start with the usual box and un-touched contents pictures; You will notice that this boxing is for Swedish machines and as such only came with markings for them, fortunately a couple of years ago another member of the forum who had the Finnish boxing wanted to build a Swedish aircraft so we swapped decal sheets and copies of the painting guides, a win win situation for us both. Hear are the decals and one of the painting guides; As you can see these are the earlier large national markings, and the ones that I like the best. The only additional goodies that I will be using on the build are a quickboost ejector seat that come with the belts moulded on (much better than trying to work with etched brass as far as I am concerned) and a set of brass probes by Master; I hope to be able to make a start on this one very soon in between working on my Hs-126, thanks for looking in and as usual all comments and criticisms are gratefully received. Craig.
  11. This is Hasegawa's old-ish 1/48 kit of one of Japan's best and most under-rated fighters of WW2 - generally accepted as the equal, or better, of the Hellcat and Corsair in the right hands. This is my first Japanese fighter in modern times and a topic I know even less about than the Luftwaffe stuff that I usually build. For that reason alone, it's got to be worth a WIP thread, I would have thought.. Obligatory box shot to start.. Paint scheme is relatively straightforward dark green over natural alu. I don't have any IJN or IJA specific colours, but I do have quite a few dark greens and metal paints, so I should be able to come up with something reasonably close to the required colours. In terms of markings, I'll probably go with '201-53', which is a known aircraft, captured at Luzon, Phillipines. I've made a start on the cockpit and engine, built up and primed, before I work out what the interior and engine appearance should be. Anyone knowledgeable is welcome to chip in.. More to come soon..
  12. Hi all and am taking the plunge with this one: Hasegawa_F-14_Tomcat_1_72 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Will be OOB build with decals by Hi-Decal for the blue splinter scheme used at the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center in the late Nineties. I've never built this Hasegawa kit so here's hoping it goes ok. Any advice always appreciated! A few references to feed the habit... Tomcat references by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr Thanks for stopping by and looking forward to following your builds! Happy modelling, Dermot
  13. F-16B Oregon ANG Kit: Hasegawa Paint: Xtracrylics AM: Eduard coloured etch Late finish from the F-16 STGB. Thanks for looking. Chris
  14. Have 4 to choose from in the stash; gone for the one I think I will complete in time with minimal stores. Only AB is Eduard etch (kit pit is very bare); coloured etch which is new to me; help and recommendations on what glue to use to fix folded parts appreciated. Searching for photos of the 2 kit decal options I found the next assignment for 82-1041 was service in the Oregon ANG and a photo showing it weather beaten; which is doable with a mix of kit and SuperScale decals. Bench should be clear for next Saturday. Chris
  15. Good afternoon. I picked up this Hasegawa kit unboxed as part of a Job Lot purchase. Looks complete, but we shall see. I have dug out the Master metal nose probe out of the vault to go with this as well... The main challenge in this build is likely to be the decals. I have seen plenty of online builds with the undercarriage up, which would make this easier. However, who wants a quiet life? The undercarriage will be down, which obviously means some surgical dissection on the decals down the line. Thanks for looking, Icarus
  16. More than 20 years after finishing my last model I felt I wanted to try out some modelling again! Last time I was "active" was in 1999-2000 or so, when I moved out from my parents house. Out of my old builds nothing is left except for some photos, but I recall some fun builds like the revell F101-B Voodoo in 1:72 and the Airfix S A Bulldog in the same scale, and of course also the Airfix Bf109 in 1:24. So, after many years I want to get off where I left and as a start I will try out with something rather easy where I can focus on trying out some new techniques. This turned out to be the Hasegawa P-47D in 1:48, so here we go! I started this build already in january 2020 but it was first now I decided to publish a build log of it - for this reason not all steps have been documented. The pace has not been the most rapid one, but I will drop some posts on the current progress and hopefully things will move faster now when I have the tools etc in place. The first thing I did was to replace the exhausts in the front with new ones that I made from beer can aluminium. The parts provided in the kit (seen on top of the exhausts in the photo) were not too convincing. The new ones were somewhat better even if the openings in the end felt a little too large. The rear (intercooler?) openings were good in shape but of course too thick as they are moulded parts. I considered removing them and replace them with brass, aluminium or crash moulded / vac formed plastic sheet, but in the end it turned out I could just carve them out and still get a decent result.
  17. Ki-84 | Hasegawa | 1/72 47th Sentai, 1st Chutai, Narimasu, 1945 Finished this on 9/14/2021. This was a kit that I built in college as a bare metal Frank, but since I didn't know how to do bare metal finishes, it was just a spray-bombed Testors silver. Recently I bought a new Frank and finished it in the same bare metal finish. I then disassembled this kit and stripped the paint off and rebuilt it as the other scheme in the instructions. I didn't have hinamaru decals, so I painted all the national markings and the walkway stripes on the wings. The color combination was not the one specified in the instructions, but one based on more recent research that I read about on the Aviation of Japan blog. Not much to say about this. I scratchbuilt some cockpit components, which was probably a waste since the opening in the fuselage is so small. It may not be a restoration on the scale that @Brigbeale does, but it was nice to breathe new life into this kit. Finishing: CA filled gaps Paint: Mr. Color Olive Drab (112) top, 10 parts Mr. color Gray Green (128) to 3 parts Mr. color Olive Drab (112) bottom. Testors Insignia Red Hinamaru, Mr. Color 311 for the "bandages" around the Hinamaru. WIP is here Since it was a restoration, here's what it looked like before I disassembled it and stripped the paint: . Hope you like it! Questions, comments and constructive criticism always welcome!
  18. I've been planning to do the Ki-44 Tojo for a couple of months now and it has finally bubbled up to the top. This *might* be the kit that I've had longest in the stash. It was from my first year of college when my parents gave me all the Hasegawa fighters for Christmas (my recent Tony was also from that Christmas). There are a couple other in the stash that are about as old, so I'm not certain. At any rate, I also have a Ki-84 Frank sitting around (also from that Christmas, but made shortly after that) waiting to be rebuilt. I realized that most of the painting tasks would be the same on both models, so it's a double build. About a week ago, I put the Frank in the freezer and after sitting there overnight parts were actually falling off! I took it apart as much as I could and then gave it a bath in Simple Green, which made short work of the paint. I left the landing gears alone as I usually end up breaking them somehow. Here's where it was at when I started this build: The decals are from the replacement Frank build I did a couple months ago. Before disassembly and stripping, the Frank looked like this: The prop was unpainted because I'd already nicked it for the replacement build. It wasn't a bad build or finish, I just know about NMF now and the old kit was just spray-bombed with Testors rattle-can silver. I've spent what little time I've had this week making cockpits. I think it was mostly a fool's errand, especially for the Tojo because it has such a small opening. But I really couldn't help myself, first because I got some new tools and supplies and second, this was the stock cockpit: I just couldn't let that be. A few minutes with my files, Dremel and razor saw and I had this: The floor was very narrow compared to the width of the fuselage, so I had to make a new floor: I then fabricated a new seat mainly by eyeballing some pictures and using various thicknesses of sheet styrene: Using reference photos of mainly aftermarket model cockpits, I started making the various levers and doo-dads to go in the cockpit. I was having fun with my new micro drill bits an lead wire: The Frank cockpit is not nearly as bad, but the seat isn't terribly accurate: I decided not to put too much effort into it because, looking at my other Frank, it's hard to really see how inaccurate it is when installed. I used my new drill bits and hand drill to put the appropriate holes in. As with the Tojo, I used reference photos of mostly aftermarket model cockpits to make all the necessary levers and such. The Tojo and Frank cockpits are very similar (probably since they're from the same manufacturer) which is a good thing because when I was done with the Tojo cockpit I realized that I was looking at the Frank cockpit picture! So, the Tojo cockpit has an extra lever on the floor. Turns out you can't see it anyway. Here's where they were at when I was done slinging the styrene around: Frank on the left, Tojo on the right. I then turned to the side walls. Here's the Tojo sidewalls: The Frank was a bit of a challenge because I was not able to get the fuselage halves apart without a lot of force and I didn't want to break anything. So I added the side wall detail from underneath. So last night I painted and added tape seat belts and here's where I'm at now: Frank: Tojo: The Frank sidewalls: And the Tojo sidewalls: Sorry for the picture heavy start, but I may not see the cockpits again! My plan is to paint the national markings on both aircraft. Both have the Hinamaru with the white "bandages" and the Tojo decals are too yellowed with age, while the Frank's Hinamaru were used a couple months ago! After getting the fuselages together and seams prepped, I'm going to primer, paint the white "bandages" on, followed by the Hinamaru, and then mask those prior to starting the NMF.
  19. Hi folks Finally F-14!! Those modellers who followed my works know I have been building Iranian fighter jets models in past couple of years. This time is tomcat's turn! The kit is Hasegawa PT46 F-14A Tomcat in 1/48 scale built straight from the box with exception of AIM-54 phoenix and AIM-7 sparrow missiles which come from Hobby boss kit and AIM-9s from AFV Club F-5 kit. The kit is really nice but it has it's own famous complexities specially in intakes. colors are mixture of Mr.Color , Tamiya and Hataka colors. Hope you enjoy Pictures taken by my cell phone. Barzin 001 by Freddy Pilot, on Flickr 002 by Freddy Pilot, on Flickr 003 by Freddy Pilot, on Flickr 004 by Freddy Pilot, on Flickr 005 by Freddy Pilot, on Flickr 006 by Freddy Pilot, on Flickr 007 by Freddy Pilot, on Flickr 008 by Freddy Pilot, on Flickr 009 by Freddy Pilot, on Flickr 010 by Freddy Pilot, on Flickr 011 by Freddy Pilot, on Flickr 012 by Freddy Pilot, on Flickr 013 by Freddy Pilot, on Flickr 014 by Freddy Pilot, on Flickr 015 by Freddy Pilot, on Flickr 016 by Freddy Pilot, on Flickr 017 by Freddy Pilot, on Flickr 018 by Freddy Pilot, on Flickr 019 by Freddy Pilot, on Flickr} 020 by Freddy Pilot, on Flickr 021 by Freddy Pilot, on Flickr 022 by Freddy Pilot, on Flickr 023 by Freddy Pilot, on Flickr 024 by Freddy Pilot, on Flickr 025 by Freddy Pilot, on Flickr 026 by Freddy Pilot, on Flickr 030 by Freddy Pilot, on Flickr 031 by Freddy Pilot, on Flickr With his mates: 032 by Freddy Pilot, on Flickr 033 by Freddy Pilot, on Flickr 034 by Freddy Pilot, on Flickr
  20. Hi All, This is the second in my "Promise Made, promises fulfilled" project. I had this model over 30 years ago when it was first released. When I saw that Hasegawa had re-released it, I knew that I just had to get it. My memories of the first time was that it was a rather good model, with crisply moulded parts, and reasonably easy to build. My biggest mistake was to use automotive cellulose paints to paint it. The end result looked very good for about 6 months... Then it started to crack, and look rather shoddy. I removed the body from the floor pan, stripped the cellulose paint, can't remember with what, re-primed and sprayed it with enamels. However, that cellulose had attacked the plastic rather badly, even though I had primed it first. I could never get a good finish on it after that. Still, paints have moved on. I tend to use Zero paints these days and with care, they are much kinder to polystyrene. So, here we are so far: The obligatory box top. This kit comes with a finely detailed engine. Here are the first stages of the build. That's just eight parts to get to this stage, The fit is superb. I painted the block and cylinder heads with Tamiya XF-16, and the cam-covers with my own satin black concoction (One part Tamiya X-1, Two parts Tamiya XF-1 + three parts Mr Color levelling thinner). This seems to make a satin black that is easy to paint and with a finish not as glossy as X-18. I mix up about 25 mL and store in a glass bottle. This gives me enough to spray, if I need to, and it will brush paint well as well. One thig that I though looked a bit naff about the kit was the front disc brakes. For some reason, Hasegawa had moulded them on the 'chrome' tree. Some parts look right in high chrome, like the bumpers, and headlamps/tail lamps. But the front discs and callipers? I think not. This is what they looked like: A touch garish, I think. So out came the tub of caustic soda solution I keep in the garage, and I popped the offending items in it for about 50 minutes, and the result was: Completely stripped. They do seem to be coated in some kind of high-gloss varnish which the caustic soda won't touch, but the removal of the "chrome" seems to reveal more of the moulded detail. So, a quick priming with my 'grey primer' concoction followed by the right kind of colours, will make them more realistic, I think... That was where I stopped taking pictures, as I was making such good progress on the model. Anyway, this where I have got by early this morning... The sharper-eyed of you may have noticed that one of the air filter chambers is not yet fitted. That's because I forgot to cut it from the sprue and fix it on. For small parts, I tend to prime and paint them on the sprue then tidy them up on removal before attaching them to the assembly. This is nearly done. I'll show the images soon. Thanks for looking. Cheers, Alan.
  21. The Hasegawa set of twelve figures contains four Luftwaffe, four Japanese and four RAF/USAAF (though these last four are more suited to US subjects). Major Werner Molders, a leading fighter ace in the German Air Force, 1941. He wears the Fliegermutze and a non-issue black leather flying jacket with a self-inflating life jacket over it, and Oberlieutnant Erich Hartman serving with Jagdgeschwader 52 in 1944. The two Japanese pilots are dressed as a Captain, Japanese Air Force, 1943, with both having flight suit and parachute harness. The first figure is in the process of clambering in or out of his aircraft, has the parachute seat pack which his colleague lacks, and so is ready for immediate action. The other man has the flaps of his flying helmet clearly visible, which may be a fur-lined winter version. The next figure wears a field cap and a jacket (something like an A-2) and what look like ordinary uniform trousers. I have used one as Sergeant Harold Oliver of Royal Air Force Coastal Command, 1943. He is shown wearing a sidecap, Frock White polo sweater, Irvin sheepskin jacket and pre-war flying suit. Alternatively the figure could be used for a Captain (P-51B pilot), US Army Air Force, 1944. He has the sidecap, brown leather flying jacket over OD trousers. The second man wears a flying helmet and life jacket, and presumably a flying suit although this is without any details such as pockets and openings, so its identity is unclear. This may be suitable for an Aircrewman, US Army Air Force, 1944. He wears olive green flying overalls and a flak-suit.
  22. I was alluding to bad decisions in my other post...well, this is it. With how well the dual F-16 build is going and my curiosity of the manufacturing differences between 2 companies 3 decades apart is making me want to take the plunge. That and I love the look of the Norm81 birds. I think I'm actually going to be able to get away with minimal AM on this one. I decided to hold off on seats, as after closer examination I think the kit ones may end up looking just fine w/ some belts added...I'll make final decisions after I build one up. As far as exhausts, I think I can make the stock Academy cans out of the Eduard kit work on this with a little bit of modification (I've already done a bit of mocking up before deciding to move forward with this). I've got some resin wheels & AIM-120s ordered...and hopefully that will be the extent of AM for this project...which is just fine as the cost of paint (converting to MRP for external paint) is costing more than I paid for the kit and the 2 pieces of AM (I'm blaming Rich for that). It'll be a little bit before this one goes. It'll be worked alongside the Z-M JASDF build (and the Draken) after the F-16s are finished up. Which is fine, as it will give me a chance to find out a bit more about the late ICE update package which added the AIM-120 capability. According to the decals "technically" only the 2 test/eval schemes carried the 120s. One of the late schemes (81b) might be "close enough" to me since I'd rather build a service jet rather than a test/eval. We'll see.
  23. Major Yamos Yadlin prepares to launch his F-16A "107" to attack Saddam Hussein's nuclear reactor at Osirak nr. Baghdad, 7th June 1981. Hours later, as the reactor lay smoking after 14 x 2000lbs bombs had been dropped straight through the reactor dome, President Reagan commented: "Boys will be boys". Yadlin dropped the first two bombs to hit the reactor. Hasegawa 1/48 F-16 Israeli Air Force packaging, with plenty of aftermarket: Quickboost small tailplanes for early f-16As, Aeries seat, Eduard f-16 plus panels, KA Models exhaust nozzle, Quickboos early f-16 wheels, Aeromaster IDF f-16A/B decals, bombs from Hasegawa A set. My first try with Flory washes, which I really liked. Main colours are AK Sand and Dark Tan (slight;y oranged) and Tamiya Grey/Green (which looked closer to the contemporary photos than a more green, green colour). Manually dropped the flaps. Hope you like it! Andrew
  24. Ok, I'm probably getting in over my head...but being a dual kit just building one doesn't actually open up any additional stash space so.....in we go to the deep end. And with any trickyrich GB, a minimum amount of AM must be included. Whilst just a taste, I hope I've reached the resin minimums. I'll probably be taking this with my on my camping trip and work on some of the sub-assemblies and anything that can be brush painted. All the major painting and finishing work will happen down the road after I've gotten the A-4 and Mustang builds clear of the bench. The tough question is going to be how build them.....wheels up? Or wheels down? I keep going back and forth on this one right now.
  25. Good day, fellas! The well-known Hasegawa kit, OOB, a complete set of photo etching from Eduard and ResKit chassis wheels. Painted and weathered using Ammo. I hope you will appreciate it!
×
×
  • Create New...