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  1. The P-38 in 1/48 scale will be my next project. For this I will use the Eduard kits https://www.eduard.com/Eduard/Plastic-kits/Limited-edition/Aircraft/1-48/Pacific-Lightnings-1-48.html https://www.eduard.com/Eduard/Plastic-kits/Limited-edition/Aircraft/1-48/P-38F-G-H-Early-Lightnings-1-48.html Together with this kits I use https://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/ref/kag/book_kag_15033.shtml My intention is to build the P-38 P-38G, 42-2197, 80 FS/8 FG, 3, Dobodura, New Guinea, 1943/44, 'Nulli Secundus / X-Virgin' P-38L, 44-26176, 36 FS/8 FG, A, le Shima, 1945, 'Vagrant Virgin' I will start on Monday. Happy modelling
  2. Hallo This kit is from Tamiya and represents a P-47M in 1/48 from the late operational days. The kit and his features are all described in my WIP here. This kit was a joy to build! This particular aircraft was piloted from Leo Butiste from the 62nd FS in the 56th FG. The serial was 44-1199. Have a look and enjoy: Happy modelling
  3. Hallo This kit is from MiniArt and represents a P-47D in 1/48 from the mid operational days. The kit and his features are all described in my WIP here. This kit was the most difficult one to build! Not the aircraft was the problem, the kit design was the problem! This particular aircraft was piloted from Ben Mayo from the 82nd FS in the 78th FG. The serial was 42-26671. Have a look and enjoy: Happy modelling
  4. Hallo This kit is from Tamiya and represents a P-47D in 1/48 from the mid operational days. The kit and his features are all described in my WIP here. This kit was a joy to build. This particular aircraft was piloted from Fred Christensen from the 62th FS in the 56th FG. The serial was 42-26628. Have a look and enjoy: Happy modelling
  5. Hallo This kit is from Tamiya and represents a P-47D in 1/48 from the early operational days. The kit and his features are all described in my WIP here. This kit was a joy to build. This particular aircraft was piloted from Howard Curran from the 510th FS in the 405th FG. The serial was 42-26249. It was used in ground operations. Have a look and enjoy: Happy modelling
  6. Hallo This kit is from Dora Wings and represents a P-47C in 1/48 from the early operational days. The kit and his features are all described in my WIP here. This kit is a short run kit, but for this it was a joy! This particular aircraft was piloted from Kenneth Peterson from the 363rd FS in the 4th FG. The serial was 41-6539. Have a look and enjoy: Happy modelling
  7. Good night guys! Has anyone worked with Amusing Hobby's decals? I want to know if they can slide easily into position, or if they stick as soon as they hit the surface (the latter issue has happened with Eduard and ICM decals). Thanks!
  8. Hallo My basic question is concerned to the surface of the P-47. We know, that two basic options are there. Olive Drap or metal. To the metal option: Are there parts of the wings like on the P-51 which are covered with lacquer? Is the wing surface realy pure metal or are some parts grinded and filled with puty and again grinded to get a lacquer surface? If it is so, does anyone have a drawing according to it? Thanks in forward! Happy modelling
  9. Hi guys! I plan (if everything goes smoothly) on getting Tamiya's He 219A-7. Box schemes are fairly dull, black over light blue or the latter colour covering the entire aircraft. Since the He 219, for me, borders Luft 46, I would like to get some inspiration for a whiffer camouflage. I was thinking on RLM 02 on the lower surfaces, making the aircraft some sort of prototype, with the top sides painted in the regular splinter pattern of RLM 74 and 75 the Bf 110 have. Another idea was of a splinter of RLM 81 and 82 over 76. I also though on painting the wings in a combination of RLM 76 with 75 and, last but not list, a camou of RLM 77 and 81. However, if any of you have a website where I can input the airframe and colours so I can make my own mixes, I'd be very grateful. Thanks!
  10. Dear fellow Britmodellers, this is my modelling output from 2023. All photographs by Wolfgang Rabel. 1/72 Hasegawa B-26B Marauder "Big Hairy Bird" of 599th Bomb Squadron, 397th Bomb Group, built with CMK landing gear doors, Quickboost gun packs, True Details wheels and Scale Aircraft Conversions metal landing gear. 1/72 Italeri SM.82 Canguro, built from the box, with Italian Kits decals. 1/72 AZ Model Bf-109 G10 (WNF production) with photo etch from Brengun, vacu canopy from Rob Taurus, pitot tube from Master and decal markings from Eagle Cals, representing an aircraft of II./JG 52 in 1945. Another 1/72 AZ Model Bf-109 G10 (Erla production) in markings of II. Gruppo Caccia ANR, in Aviano, early 1945, built with Brengun photo-etch, Rob Taurus vacu, Master gun barrels and pitot tube and Sky Models decals. 1/72 Italeri A-26B Invader in markings of 416th Bomb Group in 1944/45, with Kitsworld decals, True Details wheels, Eduard exterior set, Scale Aircraft Conversions landing gear, Quickboost gun barrels and home-made "clamshell style" canopy doors to represent a late production aircraft. 1/72 Arma Hobby F-6C recce Mustang in markings of the French Air Force, 1945, out of the box. 1/72 Eduard Spitfire Mk.VIII built from the "Profi-Pack" in "high altitude scheme" of RAF 32. Squadron in Foggia, Italy, 1944. 1/72 Legato UC-61 Forwarder, out of the box. 1/72 Hasegawa Mosquito FB Mk.VI in markings of Sqn.Leader Robert Allan Kip of 418. Squadron in summer 1944, with metal gun barrels from Master and photo-etch from Part. 1/72 Airfix DH Mosquito photo recon version PR.XVI, built from the box in markings of 25th Bomb Group, USAAF 1944. 1/72 Kora Fw-190 A9 in markings of JG 301. 1/72 Kovozávody Prostějov La-5FN in colors of 813.GIAP (fighter regiment) in spring 1945, built from the box with pitot tube from wire. 1/72 Academy Il-2M, built from the box. 1/72 Hasegawa Ju-88 D1 in markings of the Romanian Air Force in 1944/45, with DK Decals, Eduard photo-etch (interior and exterior) and True Details wheels. 1/72 UM M32B1 Recovery Vehicle with resin tracks from OKB Grigorov, figure from Milicast, and towing cables from Eureka. 1/72 Vespid Panther G (late production) in markings of 16. Panzerdivision in Silesia, 1945, with Preiser figure. 1/72 Orange Hobby SdKfz 7 (early) with figures from Milicast and stowage from Blackdog & CMK. 1/72 Zebrano AEC Mk.III (full resin kit) decals and photo-etch antenna socket from Dan Taylor Modelworks. 1/72 IBG Centaur Mk.IV with Dan Taylor Modelworks' antenna socket and figure from White Stork Miniatures. 1/72 Trumpeter M26A1 Pershing with OKB Grigorov tracks, stowage from Blackdog and figure from Milicast. 1/72 Ceasar Miniatures Demag D7 (SdKfz 10), with stowage from Blackdog. Thank you for your interest in my work, best greetings! Roman
  11. Hallo I am starting a serie of Thunderbolts. This are my Thunderbolts. C-Version from Dora Wing D- Version razorback from Tamiya as Kansas Tornado II D-Version bubble top from Tamiya as Miss Fire D-Version bubble top MiniArt as No Guts No Glory M-Version bubble top from Tamiya as Josephine My Flying Machine All five engines arte now rigged for the ignition wires. I used two resin engines for the Tamiya P-47D from Aires / Quickboost. Wiring was done with 0,3mm lead wire. The Thunderbolts of my wife will include alse a Lancer. Lancer Variant from Dora Wing D- Version razorback from Tamiya as JABO D-Version bubble top from Tamiya from Glenn Eagleston D-Version bubble top MiniArt from Gabreski M-Version bubble top from Tamiya from Leo Butiste Happy modelling
  12. Hello all. I made this Comet about 2-3 years ago when i was about 12 despite the fact it looks mediocre at best i needed something to post so I could say Happy new year Happy new Year Cheers Enes
  13. Hallo Question: At the upper end of the cylinder is a part looking like a handhold. Still under the deflection blade. What is this part for? Question: The ignition wiring from the central harness outgping is this for each cylinder or divides it later on after some radial distance? Question: The front spark plug and the rear one: How is the rear plug wired? I have many photos, but this questions still exist. Maybe you know! Happy modelling
  14. Halllo My question concerning carpurator: As far as I am informed, the carpurator of the Zero was the only one, which was operative in all positions of the flying envelope. Is this correct? I know something about the German injection system too. The RAF had to handle it with limitations of the FE. How about American systems? Copy or own developement? But the question still alive is the lubrication system on the Zero overalm the FE! Can you have proper answers to this question? Happy modelling
  15. Hallo After reading literature about P-38 and P-47 one question results: If you have a fuselage installed gun, which shoots through the propeller arc. How much does the synchronisation reduce the amount of shots? Take German MG of the late or early 109s or 190s. In percrntage, how much was the reductipn in firepower shopting through the arc, in opposition to a wing mounted gun which could fire full? Since there is a reduction, you stay a longer time in the opponents line of fire! Happy modelling
  16. Hallo Since it is a new adventure for me to build a series of these fighter I want to ask if anyone has experience with the Tamiya kits. As well bubletop as well racorback. I have Eduard stuff to add. The instruction for the MinArt kit is a joy by itself! I always dreamed of. As far as I can read the instruction, they are quite straight forward. I want to explore weathering on this models. All sort of. Spraying, with oil, pencil anf brush. Has anyone done this? Or about any issues of the Tamiya kits to report? Any informationen are welcome. Happy modelling
  17. Hallo I want to ask if anybody has some pictures of FW-190 aircraft used in Sturmstaffeln. I am going to build next year many of them. In all I have 2 A-6 kits and 4 A-8 kits. 5 kits from Eduard, one from Hasegawa. The decals will be from Eagle Calls. Code letters from Fantasy Printshop. Aftermarket products I do have a lot. 2 boxes! However, some basic questions for this build are solved. One was concerning the gear. This question is solved. Anyone who has interest, please read it: Most questions are solved by the book. My real concern is the fuselage section of the MG 131 which were removed due to additional armor. So, any sketch or photo of the cleaned up area rear of the engine is welcomed. Also detail shots of the additional armor. Or MK 108 installation on the outer wing. Happy modelling
  18. Hallo This thread will become a chronology about the FW 190 A-6 and A-8. Most kits from Eduard. The decals will be from Eagle Calls. Code letters from Fantasy Printshop. In summery there will be 4 aircraft A-8 and two A-6. https://www.1001hobbies.de/decals-fuer-flugzeuge/9093-eagle-cal-eag48022-decal-focke-wulf-fw-190a-8-rs-ii-jg4-sturm-4-.html https://www.1001hobbies.de/decals-fuer-flugzeuge/9085-eagle-cal-eag48007-decal-focke-wulf-fw-190a-sturmjager-pt-1-4-white-.html Aftermarket products I do have a lot. 2 boxes! One version will be a A-5 converted to a G-3. In US service! How accurate the conversion will become, I do not know yet. https://www.pinterest.at/pin/57561701470917414/ One will be a D-9 from Eduard and one Ta-152 from Zoukei Mura. All in scale 1/48. However, some basic questions for this build are solved. One was concerning the gear. The others of the Sturmstaffel are solved due to the book: https://www.google.com/search?sca_esv=581894545&rlz=1C1SXXQ_deAT915AT915&hl=de&q=fw-190+sturmstaffel+1+book&tbm=isch&source=lnms&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiy-Z6h-cCCAxWbhf0HHdJJBzMQ0pQJegQIDRAB&biw=1920&bih=931&dpr=1#imgrc=xN0-fmKlfiTnIM&imgdii=3363IQ7Cmdn-RM So far for today. The building will start at Christmas or in 2024 after New Year! Happy modelling
  19. So...... time for a much needed Tamiya build. After the Bordermodel Stug i want to start a new diorama with some Tamiya builds and some leftover bots and pieces from other kits. i think these 2 models will make an excellent scene. I still have some resin figures in the stash but i also ordered some new ones: I'm thinking France early 1940 or Operation Barbarossa. The kits itself look really good for their age. The krupp got new molds in 2003 i think and there is an excellent driver figure in there. Anyhow, i think these models are just what i need, simple oob, tamiya fit. So let's crack on shall we? Cheers guys 🍻🍻🍻
  20. Hallo https://www.asisbiz.com/il2/Bf-109G/JG77-MTO/pages/Messerschmitt-Bf-109G2R3Trop-1.JG77-White-3-Horst-Schlick-WNr-10533-abandoned-Bir-el-Abd-AF-4th-Nov-1942-02.html https://www.asisbiz.com/il2/Bf-109G/JG77-MTO/pages/Messerschmitt-Bf-109G2R3Trop-1.JG77-White-3-Horst-Schlick-WNr-10533-abandoned-Bir-el-Abd-AF-4th-Nov-1942-01.html https://www.asisbiz.com/il2/Bf-109G/JG77-MTO/pages/Messerschmitt-Bf-109G2R3Trop-1.JG77-White-3-Horst-Schlick-WNr-10533-abandoned-Bir-el-Abd-AF-4th-Nov-1942-0A.html This build went straight forward actually. The issues in the kit, now well noticed, are: The details of the cockpit as oxygen-regulator is not correct. The piping for this also not. I tried to make it better, but far from exact. Next time it will be better. The stick is too big. I used resin from Quickboost. The details came from Quintas and I omitted mostly Eduard etched parts. The airframe has a weird flaw. Underside of the wing, central position. Here you find a rib. This rib, which comes from the molded part, is far offset. Not parallel, oblique. If you would correct it, your wing is one side 2mm to big, on the other side too short. This matter should look like this, but far away! Other shortcomings are the one sided perfect fitting starbord, the port side just somehow. This matters on the gear legs, the cooler flaps at the trailing edge, the elevator and so on. I can sum up, that the mold is asymmetric! Well so far. Have a look. The model represents the aircraft of pilot Horst Schlick in Africa 1942. Happy modelling
  21. Hi guys, my name is Caio and I'm new to this forum. I live in Brazil and modelling tends to be quite expensive here since model kits are heavily taxed because God knows why... but I'm going to live for 2 months traveling through Europe at the end of the year and I plan on spending around 80 euros on 10 or so model kits to bring home, what I want from you guys are suggestions, mainly 1/72 ww2 aircraft, any hidden gems that seem to be harder to find to be on the lookout. I have no mid or heavy bombers on my stash so there's that. Any suggestions? This topic may help other users to discover new stuff, so be pretty free on general suggestions, im not going to limit you guys to models I don't already have for that matter. I know that a heinkel 111e from Roden is granted.
  22. Hallo This model got also a brasin engine & cockpit. Since it is my second model in line with the same equipment it was easier. I used Montex masks and HGW wet transfers. The aircraft represents an aircraft of https://www.asisbiz.com/il2/Bf-109G/JG51/pages/Messerschmitt-Bf-109G6R6-Erla-8.JG51-Black-2-unknown-pilot-0A.html Now take a look on the model:
  23. Hallo This is my finished Bf-109 G-6 with WGr.21. The kit is Eduard in the special scale of 1/43. Cockpit, engine, weapons and wheels are Brasin from Eduard. I had no decals for an aircraft with this weapons. So I decided to create an model for the Unknown Pilot. The national insignia are all sprayed with Montex masks. The stencils are from HGW wet transfers. Here I did no gloss varnish. I worked only with the setting fluid from Microscale. My WIP: Oh to say: Since I have seen so many photos, I never have seen black panel lines. Therefore I did not do it either! https://www.asisbiz.com/Bf-109G.html So have a look and enjoy. To add: The book you see is my most important book when working on a 109. So I can tell you, you see an aircraft from the Werknummer block of 167.000. The compressed air hatch for the Mk 108 is there, but closed and not used. Happy modelling
  24. Hallo This is now a special build. Scale approx. 1/43 as Eduard made some years ago a special kit, some say a flaw. A kit full of flaws, I was told. I think it is worth to build.....? Anyway I bought full of joy some 4 overtree kits. With Brasin sets too. I thought to throw them away. Brasin Engine, cockpit, weapons,gear.... But this would be a waste of money. Now I will build them all 4 kits. I start with a G-6. The painting will be with some Montex masks I have already here. Not sure yet, which one. To make things really heavy, with Brasin cockpit and engine. Weapons also with Brasin set. Maybe rocket launcher underwing. As I said, all of them is home. I will do my best, to learn how to install properly the Brasin sets. I started yesterday. Today after some hiking I did also some hours working on this matter. See what it is! Happy modelling
  25. Folks, like bus, wait for ages and two come together. I've been on leave this week so I've had a chance to complete one that I had started and was just waiting for a chance to finish. I bought it last year when it was released if nothing else to encourage Tamiya to do more British vehicles. It is virtually OOB, except I couldn't help myself and replace the bar handles with brass wire and add some texture to the turret and the front armour plate. One thing I did do was pair down the birdcage sight as it was chunky. As expected for Tamiya, it assembled like a dream with minimal seam lines and zero flash. My only criticism is, unlike the Bronco offering, you can only do a WW2 version. It stayed in British service until 1960 in Hong Kong and foreign service until the 80's. Bronco includes the fish tail exhaust and the smoke dischargers for a Type B. Bronco also includes working tracks, but I must admit the link and length tracks Tamiya include are the best fitting I've ever come across. They were the perfect length. Paint is Mig SCC15, gloss coat Quick Shine, Vallejo matt coat, oil paint and terps pin wash, and Mig pigments.
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