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  1. Hi all, Hope you can take a comfortable seat and join me for this one. I currently have a 1/48 Tamiya Corsair in progress in group builds, but am awaiting a delivery of paint to continue, So instead of twiddling my thumbs I thought I’d build her bigger sister the 1/32. Really excited about this. I’ve built a 1/32 Tamiya Corsair before, albeit an alternative variant, and it’s just a magnificent kit: an utter joy to work on: I love it. I’m not going to photograph all the sprues, it’s all out there on the interweb. This time I’ll be building the early ‘Birdcage’, specifically James N. Cupp’s VMF-213 unit mount ‘Daphne C’ wikipedia can quickly get you up to speed here if one is interested to save me reciting it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_N._Cupp I plan to weather the hell out of this… The scheme is OOB… …although I intend to use (one of the rather considerable AM investments on this project:) a Montex Masks set. This means I can create the kit’s scheme but with paint rather than using Tamiya’s rather thick decals which at 1/32 I don’t consider fair too well. I’d also bought a set of wetransfers with alternative schemes somewhere along the line but I think I’ll save them for another future build. …together here with a Quinta Studio cockpit set (which is awesome and I will use). This little lot is gonna be really exciting to utilize; HGW’s super fabric belts with etch; A choice of AM wheels; here we have Eduard, Tamiya OOB and Def Model and their varying sizes; Although Eduard’s have a little more finesse on the hub; I’m opting for the Def Model option: I like that it utilizes the kit’s inner wheels to mount to the legs: I think that will be more stable. Def Model’s solution therefore doesnt require freeing those inner wheels from their respective casting blocks and also doesn’t require clean up on the outer hubs as well. Being slightly sagged also looks cool. The Brassin Cowl set is great. It really steps up where the kit lacks. I intend to build it cowls open, but engine panels not removed, gear down, cockpit open, flaps down, no pilot. as if all that wasn’t enough I have a spark plug solution… and textured copper engine HT wiring on its way from Anyz. Well today was a very effective day one: so here is an run down of the proceedings: I started with labelling all the sprues, drives me crazy trying to find them on a big kit with lots also went through the whole instruction booklet (which is considerable) and marked the areas I should ignore based on type choice and configuration; gear up / down etc etc Then as the Quinta set requires a lot of detail removal, I jumped between the box instructions and Quintas, locating and modifying the appropriate pieces. Decisions of course had to be made on what will be painted when installed and what should be painted before insertion. After this the rest of the day was spent making sub assemblies, and adding detail with wiring. I had to note where any wiring/plumbing would interfere with other cockpit parts to be installed after. there’s a lot of plumping in the corsair so I have attempted to just echo this rather than faithfully recreate it. note that the montex mask set has masks for the gun sight too which is nicely consdered. I managed to get a lot done, so I primed the lot with my surfacer 1500 and MLT 50/50 and threw some on some the resin bits too. The aircraft has semi transparent dials so I might add some matt varnish to ‘frost’ these next maybe I think thats’s it for now. Sorry for the huge post
  2. Hi all. Here is my latest finished model: Hobbyboss' beautiful 1/48 A-10A Thunderbolt. Several aftermarket sets were used: Eduard pe exterior, Master gun and pitot tube, Aires cockpit and Maverick missiles and Print Scale decals. I painted the model with MrHobby acrylics over Alclad black primer. Weathering was done with Abteilung 502 oilpaint. Thank you for watching. René van der Hart
  3. A Landing Craft Mechanized Mk.3 from the Normandy Beaches It served with honour and now passes its days in a creek somewhere on the Helford River They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. Work in Progress https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235080266-lcm-3-diorama-completed/ Thank you Kev
  4. In the interests of some light entertainment I dug this out Now there have been some excellent builds of this craft so I thought I'd go with a twist Found these pics on Alamy. Great if you're looking for references No arguments on it being over weathered... Stay safe Kev
  5. What started out as a Ford transit UK police kit I wanted to build something different and unique there is lots more work to be done but here is my progress so far, any feedback is welcome and hope you like. Progress has been slow due to me going back to work but here is where the transit van is currently at, I've decided I want to turn this transit into a campervan, I've lined the rear sides out in wood, with the roof awaiting to be done, I've got for the beach towel over the seats (this is far from perfect) and I decided to take my hand at woodwork and make a bed with an under bed draw, Still a few areas needing paint and far from done.
  6. Hello. T-55 A finished. will post some pictures of the painting/weathering steps in the appropriate topic. cheers !!
  7. Hi everybody Here´s another Mig-29 and the ambition from my part was to depict a rather weathered individual. For that part I used the Gunze range of colours, H305, 308, 320 and 325 and I added matt white and flesh (H44) to different degrees for the post shading process. I also experimented using oil on some panels to fade them even more. The exhaust were painted with Alclads "Exhaust", "Pale Burnt Metal" and "Transparent Blue". I also used Model Masters "Exhaust" for the inner parts of the exhaust. Apart from that an artist silver pencil from Derwent was applied here and there, to simulate chipped paint. The leaks are all from AK´s Streaking Grime, which in my opinon works very well on flat surfaces. The "office chair" is from True Details and the Pilot climbing on Eduards ladder is from Aerobonus. I used some "artistic license" on this project, for instance the pilots dress should in reality be blue, but that made him look to much of a smurf in my eyes. I Also used the decals from Begemot sheet 48-012, under the devise, "if it looks cool it´s right". Finally for the construction of the base plate a I used a single sheet of Plasticard which I scribed and glued some grass randomly. Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoy the pics Cheers Göran
  8. Hi all. My latest aircraft build is the Trumpeter 1/48 MiG-21UM trainer. I always liked the twoseater more than the single-seater. Trumpeter's kit looks very nice and builds without any major problems. If you want to put the canopies in open position you have to make some provisions yourself. I wanted a weathered, well used look on this model. Besides airbrushing faded colors, I used a wash and oil paints to give it a more beaten up appearance. The colors are Gunze Aqueous over an Alclad Black primer. Kit decals were used for this build. Thanks for watching. René.
  9. Hi all. I just finished Tamiya's wonderful 1/48 P-47D. It took me less than a week to build from start to finish. Such an easy kit to build with fantastic fit and engineering. I wanted this plane to look very well used with chipped invasion stripes on wings and fuselage. I painted first it in Alclad polished aluminium and several other metal colors over black primer, masked the parts for painting, put a bit of water with a brush on the places the paint needed to be chipped and sprinkled salt on those spots. After painting the salt was wiped off and presto, chipped paint effect. The decals on the cowling went on very well with a bit of decal setting. Very fun kit to build. Thanks for watching. René.
  10. Morning all, I picked this kit up as a break from the Revell A400M that i've got on the bench. For the first time I am relatively pleased with this attempt, having built two SHARs, one GR3 and one GR9 over the course of the last 2 years. It is also the first time where I am content with the level of post-shading (although I did have to clean up the upper wing surface when i forgot to dilute the wash that I use for the postshading and my airbrush started spraying out this fountain of black- reducing the effectiveness of the finish somewhat! ) Kit: Airfix 1:72 BAe Harrier GR7A/GR9A (from LMS -Mike's Models) Paints: Vallejo Black, Light grey, Medium sea grey, White, Medium olive Alclad II Aluminium -And a variety of mixed Vallejo paints for smaller details Other: Alclad II Aqua gloss Vallejo "Model Wash" Dark grey -for panel lines and post-shading Thanks for looking Kind regards, Sam
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