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  1. Photo Etch Detail Sets for Hasegawa P1Y Frances/Ginga 1:72 Eduard Eduard seem to be busy enough keeping up with all the new releases from the likes of Airfix, Revell, Trumpeter etc., as well as producing their own stuff. Occassionally, however, they find the time to address some of the omissions from their not-inconsiderable catalogue of aftermarket goodies. This is the case with this new set of photo etched parts and masks for Hasegawa's P1Y Frances. I still think of the Hase Frances as a modern kit - and I suppose it is - but even I must admit I was slightly surprised when I checked back and found the kit was first produced about 20 years ago. How time flies! P1Y Frances/Ginga The set is a classic slice of Eduard, with two frets used to cover the entire airfame. The first set is pre-painted and includes a lot of parts for the cockpit. Included are parts for detailing the instrument panel and sidewalls, as well as throttle controls, radio gear and harnesses for the crew seats. The second fret is much larger and includes detailed liners for the inside of the fuselage around the cockpit, as well as parts for detailing the landing gear, bomb racks, bomb bay doors and the ballistic tails of the bombs themselves. Ignition wiring for the radial engines is also included on this fret. P1Y Frances/Ginga Zoom Set The zoom set contains the first fret from the above set, with a correspondingly lower price tag. Ideal for those who want to jazz the cockpit up without spending a lot of money. P1Y Frances/Ginga Pre-Cut Masks In the usual Eduard style, this set includes masks for the canopy and both the main and tail wheels. Sometimes these sets are a bit of a luxury, but in the case of the Frances, it's almost essential thanks to the intricate framework of the canopy. Conclusion If you have Hasegawa's kit of this sleek and handsome aircraft, then you'll be able to move it to the top of the 'to do' pile thanks for Eduard's handy new sets. The masks in particular are a very welcome time saver. Recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  2. My christmas gift to my dad some years ago, this year he decided to build and add it to his ongoing PTO theme. Built oob, painted with Gunze and Tamiya acrylics. Tamiya´s IJN Greens for upper camo, Tamiya X-32 Titanium Silver for undersides. Model shows an a/c of the Misawa Naval Fighter Group at Rabaul 1942. Hasegawa kit (JT89) oob, seat belts, brake lines and antenna wires added, painted with Tamiya IJN Greens and Titanium Silver. Model shows an a/c of the 201st Flying Group, Philippines late 1944
  3. #15/2017 My father wanted to build a Phantom for a longer time now. Finally he decided to build one and we chose an IIAF scheme, looks good and it is linked to my mother´s past. When she was a young women in the 60ies she was married to a Persian and lived in Tehran. Due to a heart condition her husband died after some years and she moved back to Austria. Back then one of her brothers-in-law was Maj.Gen. Abolhassan FATTAHI, Commander of the IIAF Depot. Thanks to the Internet I found out that he made it to Lt.Gen. and emigrated with his family to the US. He passed away in 2013 and is buried now together with his wife at the Andrew Chapel Cemetary in Dranesville/Virginia. https://billiongraves.com/grave/Abolhassan-Fattahi/504970#/ Used the good old Hasegawa kit. Main markings from Hi-Decal, some stencils from the kit, the rest from Icarus Decals. Compared with pics of the real a/c the stencils don´t match the Iranian ones 100% but good enough. Resin seats from Quickboost (Aires) which are a bit too short, so my dad but some plastic sheet under them. Some PE details for the canopies from Airwaves. Camo with Gunze H311 FS36622, mixed Tamiya XF-55 Deck Tan with XF-59 Desert Yellow, XF-64 Red Brown and Gunze H309 FS34079 The model shows an aircraft of 11th TFS (Fighter Weapons School), TFB 1 Mehrabad 1978. During the following Iran-Iraq war it saw extensive action and was credited with a MiG-23 kill. DSC_0001 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0002 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0003 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0004 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0005 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0006 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0007 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0008 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0009 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0010 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0011 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0012 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0013 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0014 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0015 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0016 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0018 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0020 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0021 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr
  4. DSC_0004 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr s-l300 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0005 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr
  5. Hello mates, this is my Hasegawa 1:72 French Air Force Dassault Mirage F1 at NATO Tiger Meet Fairford July 1991. Most of the "decals" are handpainted, because 1999 i didn't get any aftermarket and i wanted it NOW! As you can see, i like tigers! Cheers, Thomas
  6. #25/2017 My dad finished another one for this year. Hasegawa kit, Eagle Cals, EZ Line for aerials, plastic rods and lead wire for brake lines, Gunze and Tamiya acrylics Slightly different colour interpretations of this aircraft, also usually seen with a red spinner. My dad decided to go after Claes Sundin´s profile in his profile book no.6. Build thread here DSC_0001 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0002 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0003 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0004 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0005 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0006 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0007 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0008 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0009 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0010 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0011 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0012 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0013 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0014 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0015 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr
  7. It is said that comparisons are odious. Well, being called odious is nowhere near the worst that has been said about me... I will be building the new Airfix Beaufighter as well as the Hasegawa one, comparing them as I go. My problem is that I can never make things easy for myself. I could simply build the OOB. That would certainly provide me with a good comparison. But noooooo.... I'm going to mess 'em about. The Airfix kit will be built as a Mk. VIf with a radar nose and non-standard camouflage scheme. The Hasegawa kit will be built as a RAAF Mk. Ic, with flat tailplanes and Australian colours. Hold on tight, rider!
  8. Corsairfoxfouruncle

    BlackSheep Scooter

    Hello all ... this will be my first WIP. I joined here in June and have been considering what to do for my first WIP. I almost did it with my EE Lightning or Fg.1 Phantom builds. And when I put those planes in the RFI section i will incorporate a few photo’s of the builds. So on to this one, I won’t lie I've been a fan of Naval and Marine Aircraft my whole life. And the “Sheep” hold a special place in my heart. So i have several builds of corsairs in particular. This will be my first “Sheep” jet build. My first Scooter since highschool 30 yrs ago. My first WIP And so on. Im using the Hasegawa 1/48 A-4K “Kiwi” scooter for this build. I have the A-4E instructions downloaded so i can backdate this correctly. I also have about 200 photos of A-4E’s. I had some help from fellow members. Thank you @Finn, @Antoine, @Creepy Pete, & @72modeler. I will be using the incredibly good AOA Decals which i was lucky enough to grab when they came out in Feburary. I happen to have a cutting edge cockpit that will be used. True the markings are for a “C”. Yes most official records say the “Sheep” didn’t get “E’s” until ‘69-‘70. However I have found some written evidence in the form of pilots logbooks and Squadron histories and one photograph to go with. I know the “Rivet Counters” will now start having seisures, Please don’t. I respect your dedication to detail. But i can’t do that anymore and i won’t as it cost me 10 years away from this hobby. Anyone thats seen my posts knows I'm not that concerned about microscopic details. I believe the build is the fun part of our hobby as in reality it is supposed to be fun. Below are the first few photo’s of the Actual kit box from Hasegawa The decals i plan on using from AOA which i Have to say look very good and detailed. Anyone used them before ? I haven't had the oppurtunity yet. So any input from the gallery is welcome ? That goes for comments, tips, kit info, and jokes also. The actual squadron markings The Pit & Bang seat are from cutting edge. I have tons of stuff from my friend who gave me his stash when he moved. He didnt want to transport it a 1000 miles so i benefitted. Thank you my friend. The Pit & Bang seat And Instrument panel so far As you can see I’ve gotten the ball rolling and so far so good I will add the instrument panel and weight to the nose tonight. If you noticed i didn't place the pedals in the hole. Thats on purpose, if you notice the distance the pilot would have to e about 8’ tall if i used Hasegawa’s mounting hole. As it is he’d have to be about 6’5” or so. Anyone have a rough idea of how much weight ? The Bang seat is just sitting in there and both it and the control column will be put in at the very end so as not to damage either. All the holes are opened and ready to go. Oh well enough for now Comments ? Questions ?
  9. Hi. I've started my build. This one comes after a few months being idle...I'll surely go OOB :-) The kit (1970s vintage, according to the Scalemates' database) looks quite nice in the box, with a low parts count, but some dry fitting scared me a little...we'll see... Bye.
  10. Hi all, this is my P-51/D "Mustang" I always wanted to add this bird to my collection. I was looking for an unusually "stang" and found this "blue nose". Parts used for this model: Hasegawa P-51D True Details Cockpit Aires Wheel Bay Ultracast Porpeller Ultracast exhaust stacks Ultracast landing flaps If you want to see the built steps, please visit "Work in Progress" After all I have to say, the Hasegawa Kit is still a great kit but needs some help with the details Thanks for watching! Pete https://abload.de/img/20171111_174822z3ret.jpg
  11. Here is my completed 1/72 Hasegawa Macchi 202. I love the lines of this aircraft! I added True Details wheels and used smoke ring decals by Mike Grant. Painted with MRP and Tamiya paints. Thanks for looking!
  12. Hi all, Just rolling out, for the second time, my French AD-4N. This model was my first after returning to the hobby only 4.5 years ago following a break of nearly 35 years! I originally finished her as I would have done many years ago but more recently, after gaining more knowledge of new techniques, I’ve given her a make over. The main changes being the addition of aerials and weathering/panel lining. She is the excellent Hasegawa kit, originally an A-1J (I think – my memory!) and I converted her in my way to a French machine. She is depicted as 127888, coded 21-LE of Esc 1/21 based in North Africa. These machines were all dirty all of the time so a great subject for me! Nowadays she is (as far as I know) with the Kalamazoo Aviation History Museum and flown as USN/127888/B. What did I do/use (if I can remember!): Hasegawa A-1J Skyraider kit (1/72) Rebuilt the aft cockpit with Plastruct rod Cut the side door, after filling panel lines, with a Tamiya template. Window drilled and plugged with Kristal Klear. Added modified wing pylons (out of the kit) Used Hobbyboss F4U under belly tanks plus a heavily modified Hobbyboss F-84 wing tip tank. Each had a seam line added in Plastruct square rod. Combination of Zotz and Berna decals Uschi aerials plus the top-fuselage vertical from a house broom! Top fuselage intake from a MIG Painted using Humbrol enamels – 11 Silver, 34 Black, 2 Green, and others. Glosscote and Mattcote to accentuate the stains. Dirtied with Tamiya Weathering powders and Flory dirt canopy finish by a wipe with meths. I forgot to add that any builders of a French Skyraider should get the "Les Skyraiders Francais" book by Sebastian Guillemin. Well, I hope you like her as much as I do! Martin
  13. Latest effort - a car door Typhoon. I like the Typhoon, big ugly brute that it is, and for some reason the car door version really grabs me - don't know why - just like the idea of the car door complete with window wind down. I'm sure the pilots didn't like it much. Still - box Contents And a few extras I've decided to add to it. Starting with the cockpit I started by painting the cockpit internals black primer, and then sprayed individual areas with interior green, so as to leave some darker areas around details and try and lend some depth. After that I picked out details using dry brushing techniques, as well as making use of prismacolor pencils, which make highlighting knobs and switches quite straightforward. Gradually moving towards a more complete cockpit. The instrument panel is made up of a resin casting, and three separate etch metal bezels, which are laid on top of three instrument transparencies for dials. I must say I'm pretty happy with how this has turned out so far. I still have to finish seat belts and add those, bit dry fitting shows that this assembly will fit very nicely into the fuselage.
  14. The Lockheed TriStar kit was one of the first in Hasegawas LoveLiner series in the early 80s. It is very accurate in shape,nicely molded and detailed. Apart from the 1/144 Otaki / now also Eastern Express kit,its the only accurate TriStar plastic molded kit. The Cathay Pacific version was released around 1980 and so the decal set offers the original paint scheme complete with the union jack on the tail. The decals were in surprisingly good condition and could be applied with no problems. The build was straight forward and the only modification I made,was shorten the engine exhausts like I did on the All Nippon TriStar. Hasegawa never updated the engines and always included the longer,2nd exhaust version. Cathay Pacifics TriStars served very well for 20 years before they were replaced by the Airbus A330. Hope you like her
  15. My recently finished builds are mostly Hasegawa 1/200 kits,and these are the first that came off the assembly line. This was one of Hasegawa's 2in1 kit releases and offers to build 3 ANA versions to be build,although you have to decide which one of the Triton Blue version you want to build. The bare metal underbelly or the all grey underbelly, like the TriStar was before retirement in 1995. I opted for the very first TriStar in the "Mohican" scheme as they were delivered in 1973 and the "Triton Blue" last flight livery with the all grey underbelly As for all Hasegawa LL200 airliner kits,the build is straight forward with no issues at all. I really love those kits as they offer easy,fun builds with quick results. The only thing I changed were the engine exhausts on the Triton version,which had to be shortened to match the later version engines. The Mohican version was left with the longer exhausts as offered in the kit. Painted entirely by airbrush using Revell and Testors enamels and coted with my Media Range Color protection spray. The windows were filled with Krystal Klear.The cockpit windows were painted inside black as the empty cockpit looked a bit off through the clear cockpit windows. Thanks for looking.... And group shots of the 2 TriStars...
  16. The last of the Hasegawa bunch off my production line for the moment... This 747 sat on the shelf of doom very long.Actually planned as British Caledonian 747-200 with General Electric engines,it ended up back in the box when I realized that the Caledonian decals were impossible to apply. A few months ago I found the nice Liveries Unlimited decal set for the Air China 747 fleet,so I decided to save the Jumbo and redo it as a Cargo 747. In my spare part box I had a complete set of Pratt&Whitney engines and so the project was on. I repainted the fuselage and put all the pre-build parts together,decals on and the refurbished 747 will now find its place as a frighter version in my collection. Unfortunately,Liveries Unlimited missed to include the side cargo door on their decal sheet,so I had to find one in my spares.Help came in the shape of an 1/144 DC-10 cargo door which fits surprisingly well... Hasegawa's Boeing 747s are very nice and detailed. They produced the 747-100/200,747-300 and the 747-400 and also added individual engines depending on the airline markings they had included. I still have a larger number of Hasegawa 747s in my stash waiting to be built. Cheers,
  17. Wonderland Models

    Hasegawa Sale Up To 50% Off

    Following on from our successful visit to the IPMS Scale Model World show at Telford, we now have a limited number of discounted Hasegawa kits at up to 50% off. To see the full selection visit the Hasegawa Sale page below! https://www.wonderlandmodels.com/sale/hasegawa/
  18. All right then, time to get started! My project for this group build is the Grumman/General Dynamics F-111B. I suspect that everyone knows the story of this aircraft and its development, but if not I'll direct you to the mother-lode of F-111B information later on in this post. My initial idea is to model one of the Phoenix missile test aircraft, and BuNo 151972 seems a good candidate. This, of course, will be a conversion and my base kit will be the Hasegawa 1:72 RAAF F-111C/G. This is a great kit, and contains all necessary parts to build either the C or G model. The G is essentially the same as the FB-111 as you know. Let's see what we get (and it's so much that it's difficult to close the box without squeezing the contents). First, the specific kit I'm using: Inside we find a lot of styrene! This next photo may look like two copies of the same sprue, but they are different - one is sprue C and the other sprue D. The difference is primarily with respect to the intakes as the F-111C and G had variations in this area (Triple Plow I vs. Triple Plow II). Since 151972 did not have either of these intakes, I will be modifying the Triple Plow I. And the rest: And finally two of these babies: I've acquired several bits of aftermarket goodies to help with this conversion, starting with the set from Pete's Hangar which unfortunately is no longer available. My understanding is that this set has a few problems, but they don't look to be insurmountable. Apparently, the shape of the nose, and its demarcation with the fuselage, is not quite right, but that's why they call it modelling. Some additional decal sheets that may be of help - the sheet from Pete's Hangar is also pictured here, but the other two sheets are from Microscale and are quite old. 72-132 includes the markings for 151972, and 72-452 includes stenciling for the early models of the F-111. Also shown here is the sheet from the kit, not sure if any of this will be used. The Phoenix testing logo is different between the Microscale and Pete's sheets, and based on photographs it looks like Microscale is better (for instance, Pete's omits the fire that the Phoenix bird is emerging from, the USMC globe and USN anchor). I hope those old Microscale sheets are still good! Some additional aftermarket that may be used. Obviously, not all of the photoetch for the F-111D/F is appropriate, but some of it may be useful. We'll see. The masks are fine, but what's this with the ejection seats for a B-57 Canberra? The F-111 had a ejection capsule! Well, yes it did, after a fashion. However, the first three F-111B prototypes, including 151972, did not have the capsule, and were instead fitted with Douglas Escapac ejection seats. According to the Ejection Site, they were model 1C. The resin seats from Pavla are models 1C-6, and have the right basic shape. But I suspect they will need some alteration or enhancement before the end of the day. Finally, the old Revell kit from 1966 will also be used, as it contains a lot of parts that will help, like the knife edge boat tail, aft fuselage bullet fairings (speed bumps as they were called), etc. I picked this up at a model show, and although it's been started (the B/C/FB long wing tips have been glued to the wings) that won't be a problem as I won't be using them. This is one of the few kits produced which claimed to be a B model. Like a lot of kits from the 60s, this one came out while the aircraft was still being developed, and contains several issues. But I think it will come in handy nonetheless. The loose parts, rolling around in the box: And the ones still clinging to the runners: Also in the box were these four pylons, which I suspect are from an F/A-18. But they have a shape resemblance (kind of) to the pylons used by 151972 for the Phoenix missiles. I will be checking if they are close to being the right size, and might work for the model. Again, we'll see. Perhaps they can be modified, maybe not. But it was nice of the chap who sold this to me to include them! The Phoenix missiles will probably be sourced from a Hasegawa F-14A kit, but will need some mods to represent the missiles used in the F-111B test program. Now, about that mother-lode. If you're going to build an F-111B, you simply have to have this monograph: Tommy is the F-111B subject matter expert, and he contributes regularly to Britmodeller. I expect he will show up here to keep me on the straight and moral path. If you follow this link, you'll go to Tommy's blog where he has posted several links to articles that concern the F-111B. There are also instructions for how to obtain the amendments and errata for the F-111B monograph. All of this material taken together remains the prime reference for this much-maligned bird. Cheers, Bill
  19. Hi, Here is my latest build. This is Eduard's rebox of the Hasegawa kit. A very enjoyable build. I used sprue A of the Daco set to get rid of these nasty rivets on the wings but had to fill those on the fuselage. Enjoy, or not Antoine
  20. Some more Hasegawa airliners to come off my assembly line. I had a 2 week hollyday leave,and had so plenty of time to finish some part started and shelf of doom kits,that were laying around for quite some time. Most of them I started last year,but due to our house renovation I was forced to shelf them until the work was over.Unfortunately ,since then these kits stayed in their boxes unfinished as I was working on other airliners . So I thought these 2 weeks would be a good time to finish them before starting new projects. The MD-90 kit is a rather new Hasegawa kit,that came out around 1996/7. Its very different in quality compared to the older kits from the 80s.But not in a positive aspect. This kit,like the Boeing 737-400/500 look more like those snap-fit kits with absolutely no surface detail on the fuselage and also no open windows. The only parts with detail are the wings.The fuselage is not the usual halves,Hasegawa decided for unknown reason to divide the fuselage in two horizontal pieces I must admit,when I firs saw these kits I was sligtly disappointed,because the older kits were so much more detailed and accurate. Anyway I liked the paint scheme of the Japan Air System MD-90s,so I decided to have a go anyway. The fit is as usual very good with only minor filling and sanding. The paintwork and decaling was the most time consuming aspect,esp, for the emerald green version. I made a copy of the rainbow decals first to have a template to outline the area for the green part.The instructions suggest to mix green and white but I didn't like this idea.I found this emerald green from Mr.Hobby which looked close enough.On the pictures it looks darker than it actually is. Japan Air System (JAS) chose to paint seven of its MD-90s in a special rainbow scheme.For this task they acuired cult director Akira Kurosawa who created each of the seven schemes. Hasegawa produced 2 2in1 and 1 3in 1 kits ,so one could build up the entire fleet. I was able to get only one of those boxings,so my kits represent aircraft number 3 and 4 of the bunch. They are a real eye catcher in my vitrine and will make fine companions to the JAS rainbow Boeing 777 which I will start soon. Cheers,
  21. #23/2017 On January 13th 1943, Unteroffizier Helmut Brandt of 2./JG54 was forced down by Soviet fighters and he made a crash landing on the frozen Lake Ladoga where he became a POW. The Soviets restored the aircraft to airworthy condition, tested and evaluated it. Until now my dad has built a bunch of Hasegawa 190ies and fit and quality was always good. This time he used the limited Graf A-4 edition but this kit couldn´t keep up to Hasegawa´s usual standard. Nevertheless my dad finished it. JG54 decals and Russian stars from the sparebox, EZ Line for aerials, plastic rods and lead wire for brake lines, painted with Gunze and Tamiya acrylics. Build thread here: DSC_0001 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0002 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0003 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0004 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0005 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0006 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0007 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0008 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0009 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0010 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0011 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0012 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0013 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0014 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0015 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0016 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0018 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr
  22. To fill the "idle" time my dad starts another model. Gonna be a Soviet captured Butcher Bird using a Hasegawa kit and star decals from the sparebox.
  23. CheshireGap

    Fw 190 D-9

    Thought I would quickly get something up here before I get to the painting stage of my latest, the Revell boxing of Hasagawa's handsome 190 D-9 in the large scale. I seem to have taken a long time with this one and made life difficult for myself by ever-so slightly misaligning the wing spar which then throws out other areas of the wing to fuselage joint. I managed to get it perfect on only one side, the other side and the under-fuselage insert requiring more work than I would like. As you can see the new technique beign tried out for the first time on this one is a full riveting job The underside with all that engine detail on view And a close-up of all those rivets (which took me forever), not perfect but hopefully will look OK under a couple of layers of paint
  24. This is the second one of Hasegawa's 1:8 Scale Museum Series Camels that I have built. The kit remains the most enjoyable that I have assembled and the multimedia aspects of it call on a lot wider skills than I tend to employ on polystyrene kits. The aircraft is completed in the colours of one flown by the American RFC pilot Elliot White Springs, after he transferred to 148th USAS. I've built it as an 'engineering example' so deliberately haven't gone in for any weathering or chipping. Likewise the aircraft isn't a 100% copy of EWS' as he had the upper wing cutout enlarged as well as a few other mods. The model has actually been built for a guy in America who liked my first build, detailed on my blog, and asked if he could buy it. Instead I agreed to build the Hasegawa kit he had in his stash for him. Close up the second model has come out quite a bit better than the first, dammit. I thoroughly enjoyed the build though, even second time around, and at least I don't have the storage problem to worry about. Space on the modelling desk can become a bit tight towards the end of the build. And here it is with its temporary stablemates. The other half wouldn't have gone for a third hanging up in the lounge anyway!
  25. In May of 2016 I built the Hasegawa OV-1B kit. Due to a series of unfortunate events the clear parts got totally messed up (a common theme in my builds). In my efforts to get new transparencies I ended up with an OV-1A and an OV-1B kit. I had only intended to build an OV-1B kit but since I now had all the parts to build an OV-1A, including one set of good transparencies I decided to do a JOV-1A. In my case all that was required to convert the OV-1A to the JOV-1A was the addition of the extra weapons pylons and the appropriate XM-157 and XM-159 rocket pods, which I already had. The JOV-1A was an Army modification to arm the OV-1A for close tactical support, although the official reason was for fire suppression and target marking. These were deployed to Vietnam for operational testing and then withdrawn due to Air Force opposition to the Army use of fixed wing attack aircraft. The kit itself is of late 1960 vintage and shows its age, but there were no major issues other then the decals. They were slightly yellowed, but a few weeks taped to a south facing window fixed that. More serious they wing decals were over sized and they had color alignment issues. They did go down well with only minor silvering that was easy to correct. I used the Cobra Co. interior which I acquired from Lone Star Models. So on to the pictures Best I can do with an interior picture Next up is the Mach 2 E-1B. Enjoy.