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  1. Source: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1422622721164038&id=173300159429640 V.P.
  2. Here a first post from one I made a while back. A Neptune P2V-7B with resin nose and aftermarket flaps. Just checking if my first post is displaying correctly. Hope you like it.
  3. Hi everybody, Five weeks ago I started building a P2V-7 Neptune.While it had been om my project list since 1989 (when I bought the Hasegawa kits and the Falcon"glass" and P2V-5 conversion) it became reality now because of a chat with a fellow modeller here in Britmodeller. This chap was interested in, among other things, Argentine Navy markings for the grey/white P2V-7 neptunes... Since I had the same hankering I decided that I was going to crib together a decal sheet (a part of the project since the beginning since there are NO decal sheets for this subject) and share! However... the more I looked at pictures of the original the clearer it was that the Neptunes bought in 1977 had been painted in different fonts than the standard used in other aircraft. I ended up drawing an entire sheet from scratch, including the stencils in Spanish. Sorry for the intrusive watermarking. Some of my earlier work was plagiarized wholesale and sold without so much as a by your leave... Not contented with that I was publicly vilified by the ripoff artists for protesting the theft. He'll be doing 2-P-111 and I'll be doing 2-P-112 So we'll both end up with unique models No risk of getting to an exhibition/competition just to find out that there's at least one chap with exactly same model as your latest pride and joy! So now to the plastic! Hasegawas kit is 45 years old but fully buildable - it has better fit than any number of modern kits I could mention. It needs detailing though... and it has two errors that become very visible once pointed out (quoting Thommy Thomason - USN Aviation researcher and modeller extraordinaire). Nosewheel well is NOT centered and it is broader than the kit parts - however the nose geat itself is aligned with the fuselage centerline. https://tailhooktopics.blogspot.no/2014/02/hasagawa-p2v-neptune-kit.html So I widened the opening and added a 0.9 cm plastic strip on the port side to adjust the well opening So I went on to measuring and cutting the first bulkhead (back wall in the observer's compartment The pieces for the new wheel well Using part of the original wheel well was an easy way to keep the landing gear leg centered as per the original. Here's the wheel well getting "squared" Since the roof of the new wheel well is going to be the cockpit module floor I sanded the resin part very thin and then I glued plastic sheet to the bottom - making the glueing of the wheel well much simpler. I hate cyanoacrylate glue. The measuring wheel well notes: And here's the finished wheel well & observer compartment before detailing The big opening is the entry to the aircraft; the crawlway is visible just beyond. The grey plastic is what's left of the original part. Here's a view of the three modules together and the way I used to get them to stay in place: A view of the whell wel in place before detailing and being glued to its place (it is NOT glued in this photo)... ...and the observer's compartment After some light detailing: And the view from the front Finally this is what the "Works" looks like! Cheers, Moggy
  4. Resin2detail is working on a 1/48th Lockheed P2V Neptune multimedia kit - ref. Source: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=999011493622936&id=532753560248734 V.P.
  5. Hi, I've watched Paul Budzik videos about scratchbuilding a 1/48 Neptune, and a North American AJ-2 wandered in my imagination. I've looked at the articles on Mr Budzik's site, and I'm wondering about one thing: how is the fuselage cast. From what I gathered, he made a wood fuselage (a modelling clay one for his superb 1/72 Boeing Clipper). Then he made plaster molds, so far I can follow. What I don't quite follow is next step. How did he make his resin fuselage halves for the Clipper? The Neptune videos have stopped coming (I know, I should wait but...). Has anybody here got ideas about how Mr Budzik does his magic? TIA, S.
  6. Lockheed P-2 Neptune. Royal Australian Air Force L-726 Neptune P2V-7/SP-2H A89-280 at The RAAF Museum, Townsville, Queensland. Pics thanks to Graeme H.
  7. This is the Hasegawa/Minicraft 1/72 P2V-7 Neptune boxing from 1972 or 1973. I bought this second hand along with the Eduard PE and Mask set for it. Other than adding the PE, this will be an OOB build of the generic post WWII U. S. version in Navy Blue. I am hoping this to be an easy build as I need one after a couple of trying ones. Here is the box art and collection of sprues loose in the box It appears the fuselage halves have been taken off of the sprues and for some reason the locating pins have been sanded flush. I wonder if original owner didn’t realize what they were and thought they were sanding off sprue attachments? So, the prior owner has turned this into a short run kit without locating tabs, wonderful. So work begins with the cockpit. The kit is very basic with 2 seats, a floor and 2 bulkheads. There are also the pilot figures to help jazz it up, but I am totally rubbish at figure painting. So, I am hoping the Eduard PE set will help jazz this area up. I am not sure how much can be seen once the canopies are on, but looks to be very barren inside. First step is to locate the minimal floor console instrument panel and sand the detail down so the Eduard PE part can be attached. Next looking at the seats, there are some quite lovely and large injection marks that need to be dealt with. Next up the base coat of grey for the interior parts including the nose gear bay housing. I tried to come close to the colour on the PE and think it will blend in nice once a weather finish has been applied. A little bit of dirtying up and scuffing . . . Now to work on the PE stuff. There is a little box that sets at the rear of the seats on the rear bulkhead that has to be painted and bent into place. That fuzzy thing above it is the tip of a microbrush to give a sense of scale of this huge item. Why at my advanced age am I doing PE work on a 1/72 plane? I need magnifiers for my magnifier. Onto constructing the two control columns out of the PE. It consists of two pieces, the control column that has to be folded and the circular yoke. I have completed one and you can tell the size by the tweezer tip in the picture. Next up are the rudder pedals. Here is the PE part after painting, but prior to being folded. And here it is all folded up; only 3 more to go, yippee!! And all four looking somewhat uniform Now this is what the kit cockpit would look like if built straight out of the box. (Please ignore the center control PE part and imagine a really crappy, raised, blobby, plastic detail area.) No wonder there were figures to put in here. Otherwise, there would be nothing to see. I put the PE control panel in the starboard fuselage half and it fit quite nicely and jazzes the area up a bit. Now here is where I ran into problems. There are two PE side instrument columns that run between the fuselage wall and the cockpit seats. When I dry fit them, there is not enough room between the seats and the fuselage wall for them to fit. My choices are to cut down the instrument panel and lose some of its detail, or sand down the chunky seats to allow more room for the side control column. I decided on the latter. Did I dry fit prior to installing the seats and begin work on the seat belt placement; of course not. I didn’t get the prudent idea of checking the fit until the seats were firmly in place. So, I pried off the port seat and sanded both sides of it down, trying to not mess up the seat belts. I then placed the seat back and you can compare the size of the sanded seat to the original kit seat. The seat appearance is improved I think. The side console will now fit. I just have to pry up the other side and do that seat too. But, it is time to go to work to pay for my plastic addiction, so I must stop. All comments always welcome.
  8. Blackbird Models is working on a 1/72nd Lockheed P2V-5 Neptune/RAF MR.1 resin conversion set for Hasegawa kit - ef. Source: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1233629513396694&id=173300159429640 V.P.
  9. Hi all, I'm currently researching details on the Netpune P2V for a future build and had a question regarding the starboard wing tank. In many variants the front of this is a glazed teardrop fairing containg a searchlight, and on recon versions, a more powerful arc-light. My question is, was it only lighting fitted into that region of the aircraft, (even on Antarctic versions that I'm interested in specifically), and was there always a light present? Any fruits of the collective wisdom gratefully received as ever. Kind regards, Tony
  10. As promised over in the IP section a couple of weeks ago, here are some photos of my finished P2V-3 Neptune. My thanks to all who offered useful information and encouragement during the build. I hope you enjoy looking at this unique model, as much as I enjoyed building her, warts and all! Thanks for looking... Ed
  11. Lockheed P2V-7 C/N 128422 now N1386C "Tanker 44" Operated in the air fire fighting role by the aptly named Neptune Aviation Services in Missoula, USA. Pics thanks to Iwan Bögels.
  12. This is the Hasegawa 1/72 P-2H (P2V-7) Neptune that was built for the informal Neptune Build. I had one of the old boxings and the decals were worthless. It did go together fairly well, but not as easy as you would think from a Hasegawa kit. For all the wonderful machinations in making this kit the WIP thread is here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234963193-p2v-7-neptune-blue-blue-and-blue;-finished/. For a 1/72 kit, it is quite large. Although the Neptune served in Vietnam, where I was and the time period I was there, we did not meet so I have no experience up close and personal with one. For the most part I enjoyed the build. I have the Revell reboxing of this kit and will do that one soon. Here are the finished results. And here it is in its new home. As always, all comments welcome.
  13. Enjoy A-4 Skyhawks by tony_inkster, on Flickr IMG_9651_done by tony_inkster, on Flickr Constellation by tony_inkster, on Flickr IMG_9648_done by tony_inkster, on Flickr P-2 Neptune by tony_inkster, on Flickr IMG_9646_done by tony_inkster, on Flickr A-4 Skyhawks by tony_inkster, on Flickr A-4 Skyhawks by tony_inkster, on Flickr A-4 Skyhawks by tony_inkster, on Flickr A-4 Skyhawks by tony_inkster, on Flickr
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