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  1. TAMIYA 1/35th TIGER I (Frühe) FRIULMODEL TRACKS (ATL-25) EDUARD ENGINE GRILL PE It took me 4 hours to find this GIF and work out how to get it on this page, so you'll forgive me if I don't provide well lit, nicely framed and focused photos of the following: In truth I was having a bit of a laugh, I can't compete with the photos some of you provide, so I've deliberately gone the other way! The glares on the kit box, Eduard package and sprue bags took a good deal of setting up to achieve. Photos of the box of Friuls to come, when I can remember where I put it! Hmmmm. They were in the log basket by the fireplace! I'm guessing they were on the mantelpiece and one of the cats knocked them off! A bit of slug damage will add to the realism. Let's not forget how German Tigers often slipped their tracks, due to excessive slug slime! BTW, If you compare the detailing of the Friul track links to the details on Tamiya's rubber bands, there's barely any difference - the only notable one being that the guide horns on the Friuls are open. (they have holes in them, in other words) Of course, metal tracks hang better and the individual links don't bend (like rubber) around the sprocket and idlers, but possibly the Friuls aren't worth the extra expense. (Whereas my Nashorn's Winterketten Fruils were worth every penny) Waits for the fun to begin. Badder
  2. #14/2019 Tamiya M kit, Aztec decals, Eduard seatbelts, EZ Line for the antenna wire, MRP White Aluminium for the NMF. All nose trim, wing and fuselage stripes are painted. Although Aztec provides decals for all the outlines, my dad decided to paint them too. Build thread here https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235053258-aztec-warrior148-republic-p-47d-thunderbolt-fuerza-aerea-mexicana/ The model shows an aircraft of the 201st Fighter Squadron of the Mexican Airforce shortly after WW2. The unit was established during the war and fought alongside the USAAF in the Pacific. The 201st is still an active duty unit, using Pilatus PC-7. DSC_0001 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0002 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0004 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0005 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0006 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0007 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0008 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0009 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0010 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0011 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0012 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0013 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0014 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0015 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0016 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0017 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0018 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0019 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0020 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0021 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0022 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0023 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr DSC_0024 by grimreaper110, auf Flickr
  3. Besides the Uruquay Hellcat, my dad continues the Latinamerican theme with a Mexican T-bolt, using the excellent Tamiya kit and decals from Aztec. DSC_0008 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0009 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr cockpit almost done, seatbelts from Eduard DSC_0006 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0007 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr
  4. This is one of my more recent builds. It was my second Tamiya kit to finish and it was well-engineered and thoughtfully designed. I started this Skyray in 2012, only to put it aside about half finished. I returned to it and finished it in August 2015. I took her out to the Cameron Airport for a little photo-session. We have a new hangar out there and I wanted to use it for a background. It was quite hot even in the time I was there, 10am-noon, building up to a heat index of 108 in the afternoon if I recall. The Douglas F4D was a carrier-based American fighter. The 1947 Navy requirement for which it was designed called for an aircraft that could reach 50,000 feet in five minutes, enabling it to intercept enemy bombers. Some interesting facts from Wikipedia: "Although it was in service for a relatively short time (1956-1964) and never entered combat, it was the first carrier-launched aircraft to hold the world's absolute speed record, at 752.943 mph,[1] and was the first United States Navy and United States Marine Corps fighter that could exceed Mach 1 in level flight.[2]It was the last fighter produced by the Douglas Aircraft Company before it merged with McDonnell Aircraft and became McDonnell Douglas." (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_F4D_Skyray) Even though the Skyray didn't see combat, it's intriguing to imagine how that might have played out. It's first test flight occurred January 21, 1951, during the Korean War. A couple of it's early test pilots, Bob Rahn and Major Marion Carl, said this about the Skyray: " Rahn called the machine a "fighter pilot's dream", the best machine he had taken into the sky since flying the Spitfire. Its instability made it supremely agile for a skilled pilot, and Rahn claimed that he out-flew every Air Force chase plane sent up with him. Marine Major Marion Carl, one of the top test pilots of the era, flew the Skyray and claimed: "If we had this airplane now in Korea, I could just pop off the MiGs -- one, two, three." (https://web.archive.org/web/20070805072633/http://www.vectorsite.net/avskyray.html) The Skyray was also the only Navy jet fighter assigned to NORAD. "The F4D not only served with the US Navy and Marines, it also served under USAF command, though not with USAF pilots. One Navy Skyray squadron, VFAW-3 out of North Island in San Diego, was assigned to the North American Air Defense (NORAD) system under Air Force control, scrambling to intercept intruders entering the southwestern corner of the USA. The Navy Skyrays participated in Air Force interceptor competitions and walked away with their share of prizes. VFAW-3 Skyrays deployed to Naval Air Station Key West in Florida during the Cuban Missile Crisis in the fall of 1962, protecting US airspace from Cuban intruders. There were radar contacts with MiGs but nobody ever tried to force a confrontation." (https://web.archive.org/web/20070805072633/http://www.vectorsite.net/avskyray.html) The gull gray on top and insignia white underneath are Model Master enamel, and the wingwalks are Humbrol dark gull enamel. The leading edges were done with Humbrol matt aluminum. Paint was applied with my Paasche H using CO2. The paint scheme was deceptively simple at first but turned out to require a lot of masking, compounded by several mistakes on my part. The final finish is MM semi-glass acrylic clear and Future was used for a gloss-coat for decaling and weathering with Flory washes and pastel chalks. I used the kit decals for the most part with a few from my decal spares stash. EZ Masks were used for the canopy. It is pretty much all out of the box, with tape seatbelts added to the ‘pit. Originally, I intended to build her “clean” to show off the Skyray’s cool lines but in the end, I did gaudy her up with a full load-out. Looking back on my recent progress, I realize several were 1950s jets! Man, I just love the planes from this era. The Navy and the Air Force weren’t afraid of trying any new designs it seems now, and new designs were coming off the ‘boards at a fast rate back then. It doesn’t help that all these cool aircraft were coming along when I was a tender youth, zooming their plastic lookalikes around my room and yard! Thanks for taking a look at my “Ford” and as usual, I do appreciate your interest! Gary
  5. Here is my latest: The kit is fine - an old one from Tamiya and is well known for it's many inaccuracies - which I only discovered after starting the build - there is aftermarket which can fix these but no longer available sadly. It went together fine except for the wing fuselage join but nothing too crazy. I'd go with the Eduard version if I was doing it again. It was my first ever 1/48 scale (from my usual 1/72) so it was a real eye opener in terms of the detail you can cram in - it also required a lot more work as any issues are much easier to see..! I riveted most of the surfaces which took an age as I repeatedly kept making mistakes, so everything would have to be filled and sanded down again (and again) which added days to the build. I also had trouble with the NMF underside - I used Alclad for this but found that it really doesn't like my oil washes - so this section had to be stripped and repainted a number of times. I ended up using Vallejo Metal colour which worked but wasn't as nice. I need to experiment more with how I can weather Alclad. I used an Eduard Interior PE set but still went with a closed cockpit as I think it a crime against airplane aesthetics leaving it open I added fuel lines and replaced the wing gun barrels with syringe needles. Paint is Tamiya acrylics and various oils - plus oil brushers from Mig. Pigments were used in the weathering. The model depicts 'Black 4' of 10./JG 2 based at GroBostheim airfield, Germany - 1945 - The scheme is a bit speculative - as in there's no solid consensus on the exact colours used so I went with RLM 82 / 83 as I just like this scheme. Thanks for watching John
  6. Hi guys, I will build the early version of the Tiger I. This operated first in North Africa. The kit is from Tamiya and it will have a few extra's on it. I have got some etch for the air inlets, a metal gun barrel and some friul tracks for the early version. The tracks are already build as I nicked them off from a older kit. Here are some pictures of the box and content. Cheers,
  7. Morning all Another one that's languished for some time. I'm hoping around from one project to another based on attention span.... Managed finally to finish all the PE upgrades for this one and just have a few additional items like towing cables etc to look into. I decided with some research to go for something different than the wacky North Africa camo' that is traditionally chosen and went for this........ The cupola isn't then same (due to a big disaster with the taller one in the build... Next step is the primer, and I'll do that when I set up the spray booth again for the Panther G I have on the bench maybe closer to the weekend.... Until next time.....
  8. It`s an old Tamiya kit with Aber`s muzzle and Eduard`s PE set. Painted with Tamiya, Mr.Color, weathered with Mig`s stuff mostly. My first AFV model and I`m sure not the last - It`s been sooo much fun. I hope Sherman purists will spare me for all the mistakes I`ve made. The commander`s figure will be repainted - I`m not happy with the result. I`m also planning to make a base for it.
  9. Hi! I recently decided to rebuild my Tamiya Harley Davidson Fat Boy. It is the kit from 1996, and I built it around 2000. It wasn't the cleanest build to begin with (my skill wasn't sufficient). It was sitting in an open cabinet for some time and even fell to the floor during cleaning, so it was dusty and had some not so clean repairs. It doesn't look so bad on the pictures However, I decided to try to tear it appart and rebuild it. The plan is to rebuild it in the paint scheme of the first year, which is an all-silver paint scheme, even the frame is painted silver. Some yellow trims add a tittle colour. The engine covers will have to be altered. As it wasn't built very thoroughly, it came appart quite well: Many of the parts are already stripped of their old paint. The oil tank and the rear fender brakets will be painted in the body colour, therefore I striped the chrome. The exhaust pipes will be chromed with alclad to get rid of the seams. Maybe I will 3D print the heat covers of the exhaust, which are missing in the kit. I didn't manage to sparate the front brake disc from the wheels without damage, but the brake discs are not very beautiful anyhow. I plan to create replacement parts with a laser cutter. I will also make the engine covers with a laser cutter. That's it so far. Cheers, Markus
  10. Hi All, Another 'new' one. This was bought a very long time ago, and started a long time ago, and now resurrected in an attempt to get it done as well. So, the box art: I'm not sure if it ever raced outside Japan, but these single seat sports cars are fun to build. I have quite a few in my stash. And what with Tamiya releasing the Gazoo Toyota hybrid, and re-releasing the Mazda 767, well I feel my bank balance lightening as I type.... This one had a 4 cylinder turbo engine, and that's where I have got up to. Assembling the engine: I decided long ago to wire up the ignition, and this is the result. Don't look too closely at the distributor, trying to fit 8 itty-bitty teeny-weeny wires to something about 4mm across was, shall we say, challenging... It's a four cylinder engine, but with two plugs per cylinder. As I don't seem to get on with CA glue very will, I tried using a high-tack PVA glue. It sets a bit slower, but doesn't prefer (on the whole) to stick to me... Thanks for looking. More to come soon, Cheers, Alan.
  11. Hello mountain top masters and conversion guru's! I have a unique and likely simple problem. Last year I bought a very aged F-15A from Manila, Ph. I live in Cebu, Philippines. Anyway, when I opened the kit, all was there and seemingly on perfect order, save for one thing, the decals are the color of some smokers teeth, a very nasty yellow! Anyway, I tried the "leave it in the window, sun bleeching" technique. To my surprise, this actually worked pretty good, but fell short of where it needs to be, and still are unsuited for use with the kit. Next, I contacted the seller, who told me to contact Tamiya about the problem. For the longest time, I was unable to find a distributor to help me with the problem, but recently I finally found the right people to help out. So here is where we are at. Apparently the kit is no longer in production, and I realized that the C is a more interesting kit for me anyway. So, is a conversion possible, or should I just look for aftermarket A decals, and save me the trouble? On a side note, I also have the F-15E demonstrator, that is really a D aircraft dressed up as an E. This was not known to me when I bought that kit from the same store. Anyway, I would prefer to make a proper D out of that kit, anyone know what needs to be done to accomplish this conversion? I would prefer to buy a new E kit that is accurate, than make the demonstrator version. Thanks in advance, Anthony Convert to C or buy A decals? Here is the Hasegawa fake F-15E demonstrator. Can it be built as is, as a D, or do I have to change part to convert it properly, besides the decals?
  12. Hey all... I must admit, I've been looking forward to this GB for a while! I've had this kit for a year or two, and I'm deep in the middle of a F1 Car build that's slowly draining my will to live, so I'm looking forward to a couple of months off from it! Anyhow, here's the box art: I've heard good things about this kit, and the runners do look nice (and big!)... I bought this kit from a member in our club, and he'd planned to build the Grey Dragon himself. He put some initial work in so I have a nice few extras in the box: That's the decals for the Grey Dragon (from a Two Bobs sheet I believe), the masks that come with the kit (and have to be cut out), another set of Eduard Masks, and two sets of Eduard PE. The dual masks are handy, I'll probably use the Eduard ones on the outside of the canopy and the kit ones on the inside. For the PE I'll pick and choose from the two sets. The metal cylinder is a weight for the kit that Tamiya give you in the box. My plan is to build the Grey Dragon, a two tone grey scheme which should hopefully make a change from the usual black: (copyright boomer135) Apart from the PE and Decals, this will basically be out of the box. I have some Mr. Colour paint for this, which so far I've really liked using, and I'll also give black basing a go to see if I can make the two greys look a little less boring. I won't, thankfully, be filling in all the panel lines like the real aircraft apparently did! That's it for now, thanks!
  13. Hi All, While I have this burst of energy, I thought I would try to complete as many as I could... Another one that I have resurrected from the pile-of-doom. This Is the original Tamiya XJR-9. I have has this one for a very long time. the box top: The engine: And the rear suspension, primed:
  14. Hi all, I am going to join in with this: I have bought some PE grilles by Aber which will be my only concession to aftermarket stuff. I have however bought a Tamiya Zimmerit applicator tool with which to spread and detail the "Zimmerit in a tube" (NO MORE NAILS), wish me luck. Cheers, Mark.
  15. Hi everybody; last August I was in California for a big family holiday/vacation and, among other things, I got the chance to visit the The Flying Leathernecks museum in Miramar, right next to the Marine Corps Air Station and just outside of San Diego. After the visit, we walked into their gift shop and my youngest daughter insisted on buying this kit, so that she and I would have built it together once home. Was I supposed to disappoint a 9 years old cute little girl? Not really! So I bought it and, after finally completing my 9 months build of the Italeri A-10A Thunderbolt II, I got started with this: Here's the airframe on display at the Flying Leathernecks: and there's an excellent walkaround of it from Bill Spidle on PrimePortal: http://www.primeportal.net/hangar/bill_spidle4/f4d-1_139177/ Since my daughter is actually participating into the build, it will be mainly OOB, even though I already have in mind a couple of ... improvements to be done along the way. Anyway, the kit looks pretty simple, only two sprues plus the transparents: The windshield and canopy are crystal clear form the box, but having recently experienced how tough and resistant to masking (even when leaving the masking tape on for a loooong time ... ) the Aqua Gloss coating is, I dipped them in it and left to cure overnight: This is the scheme I'm going to go for: it's a Marines airframe, of course, as a tribute to the museum and the great time we all had visiting it. Here's the decal sheet: although admittedly, one of the improvements I have in mind is to cut my own masks for most of them I hope you'll enjoy the build, please feel free to add any comments/pointers/tips any time Ciao
  16. With the Charger finished, it's time for me to jump straight into the next project. This one is going to be a much longer project and I expect it will take most of the summer to complete. As usual for me, the kit is going to be pretty much straight out of the box, and is Tamiya's custom Nissan Syline GT-R from 1970. First impressions of the kit are very good, and appear to justify the excellent things I've heard about it. However, as this is going to be my first attempt at using photoetch parts, there is plenty of opportunity for this one to go all pear-shaped. In truth, work on this started back in the autumn when I set about trying to get the body ready. Fortunately, there were no noticeable sink marks on it, and only small, well-placed mould-lines which took only a little removal. This is the body straight out of the box: Needless to say, after a little clean-up, it got a coat of white primer (obvious choice of primer colour since I'm doing this as the white version): After that, it got a coat of Halfords Nissan Arctic White. Not really sure why I bothered though, as the colour is near enough identical to the primer. To think white is usually a nightmare to match, and then I go and pick something which is a perfect colour match to the undercoat But, for completeness here's the body as it was before the winter weather stopped progress: As of today, it has had the decals added (all two of them) to the main body and just wants its clear coat now. Can't say I'm looking forward to polishing it though with those creases - they look like prime territory for burning through the paint. The other sprayed parts have had similar treatment, with the bonnet and spoilers having received their clear coats last weekend. The chassis is body coloured on this one, and it has been bugging me all winter that it just looked too bright in this white finish. So today I've had a go at going over it with a dark grey wash, then rubbing off the wash with an old cloth before it dried (I presume this is the correct way of doing it?) For a first attempt, I'm reasonably satisfied with the outcome, and at the very least it's dulled it down a bit: With all that done, it was time to make a start on the instructions. Not major progress, just the engine block/gearbox assembled and some paint on that, the sump and the engine cover. But at least it's a start... That's where I am at the moment, but that engine cover still needs a bit of detailing prior to fitting onto the engine.
  17. Dear fellow Britmodellers, this is my 1/72 Tamiya Mosquito FB Mk.VI, built with Master metal gun barrels, CMK weapon bay and Eagle Cal decals. Markings represent an aircraft of 418. Squadron in October 1944. Painted with Gunze/Mr.Hobby acrylics. All photographs by Wolfgang Rabel. CMK weapon bay wasn't a good fit at all, being too short for the cut-out of the lower fuselage. Thanks for your interest in this topic. With best greetings from Vienna, Roman
  18. AS 1 Dark Gren = XF 11 AS 2 Ligth Gray = XF 12 As 3 Gray Green. RLM 74 (Luftwaffe). AS 4 Gray Violet = RLM 75 (Luftwaffe). Close match for Humbrol 79 Blue gray. AS 5 Light Blue = RLM 76 (Luftwaffe). AS 6 Olive Drab = XF 62 AS 7 Neutral Gray = XF 53 AS 8 Navy Blue (US Navy) = ? Not the same as US Navy blues. Lighter and more "blueish"... AS 9 Dark Green = Hu 163 AS 10 Ocean Grey = Revell 47 AS 11 Medium Sea Grey = Hu 165 AS 12 Bare Metal Silver. Nice looking on NMT aircrafts as P-51D toghether with TS 17 and TS 30. AS 13 Green AS 14 Olive Green AS 15 Tan. Same as Hu 118 US Tan? AS 16 Light Gray AS 17 Dark Green (IJA). AS 18 Light Gray (IJA). AS 19 Intermediate Blue = ? Rather light blue and not the same as US Navy Intermediate blue which is much greyish. Rather light blue compared to Xtracolor 125 and Hu 144 US Navy Intermediate Blue. AS 20 Insignia White (US Navy). AS 21 Dark Green 2 (IJN). AS 22 Dark Earth. Same as Hu 29 Dark Earth (RAF)? AS 23 Light Green (Luftwaffe). RLM ? AS 24 Dark Green (Luftwaffe). RLM ? Same as Humbrol 91? AS 25 Dark Ghost Gray AS 26 Light Ghost Gray AS 27 Gunship Gray 2 AS 28 Medium Gray AS 29 Gray Green (IJN). = XF 29 AS 30 Dark Green 2 (RAF) = XF-81, Hu 30 AS 31 Ocean Gray 2 (RAF) = XF-82, Hu 106 Ocean Grey AS 32 Medium Sea Grey 2 (RAF) = XF-83. Same or close match for Hu 165 Light Sea Grey or Hu 64 Light Grey... TS 1 Red Brown = XF 64 TS 2 Dark Green = XF-61 TS 3 Dark Yellow = XF-60 TS 4 German Grey = XF-63 TS 5 Olive Drab = XF-62 TS 6 = XF 1 TS 9 Brittish Racing Green = X-5 TS 17 Gloss Aluminium. Darker and more greyish than AS 12. TS 27 = XF-2 TS 28 Olive Drab 2. Close to Hu 163 Dark Green? TS 30 Silver leaf. Anm. Better than AS 12 Bare Metal Silver for NMT aircraft as P-51D Mustang. TS 32 Haze Gray (US Navy) = XF-25 alt. XF-66. Close to Hu 87 Steel Grey? TS 33 = XF-9 TS 46 Light sand. Same som Hu 121 Israeli Pale Stone? TS 47 Chrome Yellow TS 48 Gunship Gray TS 60 Pearl Green. Same som Hu 90 Sky or Hu 120 (Israeli) Light Green? TS 61 Nato Green = XF 67 TS 62 Nato Brown = XF 68 TS 63 Nato Black = XF 69 TS-70 = XF-74 TS-77 = XF-15 Comments and experiences vill be appreciated as there are no comparison chart for Tamiya AS and TS colours today... /André AS colors http://www.tamiya.com/english/products/list/airmodel_spray/kit86501.htm TS Colors http://www.tamiya.com/english/products/list/tamiya_spray/kit85001.htm
  19. This is my first time showing a build here, but some thing I'm interested in doing more of. And to test the waters I've got a simple easy kit to start with, at least I hope it will be easy. It's going to be straight out of the box to keep it simple and will probably have mistakes as I know nothing about historical accuracy and the paint job will probably be all wrong lol. I don't plan on painting the crew for this build, but that may change later on. Pictures of the box, spures, decals, etc are behind the spoiler.
  20. So I have had this kit for quite a few years now, and after getting a few kits under my belt I thought I would make a start. I ordered a Photo Etch kit, and just used a few pieces from it as I am new to photo etch parts. Paint wise I used a Ford Automotive Purple straight out of a rattle can.
  21. Hi everybody; some time ago my good friend @Gene K pointed out this kit to me (not unusually ), so as soon as I had the chance I acquired it. It's the brand new Tamiya offering of the Kawasaki Ki-61 Id HIEN, also nicknamed "Tony" because mistaken for an Italian fighter (a Macchi C202, most likely) by the first american pilots who spotted it in combat. Here's the boxart: And the content: three dark grey sprues one of which is basically dedicated to the engine, a Japanese version of the German DB601, the same that equipped the C202 Folgore and the first versions of the BF109. Two clear parts sprues: canopies and few other details and half fuselage, which I won't be using Two stickers sheets, which I plan to use as less as possible and a masking sheet for the clear parts (not pre-cut, though) As far as the papers go, there's a Background Information sheet A typical Tamiya instruction sheet and a painting and markings sheet, with the two proposed aiframes Guess which one I'll be building? The very first step was to cut cut the clear part ready for a bath in Aqua Gloss, although as you can see they are crystal clear from the box already That's it for the moment. I have already started cutting out cockpit parts (there's many of them ), but no pics yet. Any comment welcome Ciao
  22. #11/2019 My dad keeps going with his "captured" theme, this time a British 190. Tamiya kit with Rising Decals, True Details resin wheels, EZ Line for the antenna wire, Tamiya XF-81 and 82 for the upper RAF camo. Build thread here https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235052547-under-new-management148-focke-wulf-fw190a-3-raf/ On June 23th 1942, Oberleutnant Armin Faber from III./JG2 accidentally landed his aircraft at the RAF airfield Pembrey in South Wales. The aircraft then was tested and compared to the Spitfire. In September 1943 the aircraft was struck off charge. The wing underwent an endurance test, the fuselage was shot at and the engine was sent away for evaluation. 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_0017 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0018 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr
  23. #13/2019 And my dad has finished another one. Tamiya kit with HR Model decals, AK Real Color RLM 74/75/76, EZ Line for the antenna wires, plastic rods and lead wire for the brake lines. Build thread here https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235052676-slovak-atak148-messerschmitt-bf109e-4-13slowjg52/ In early 1942 a bunch of Slovakian pilots were sent to Denmark to train for the 109. Then they received a dozen of refurbished and partly repainted Emils (-3, -4, -7) and served as 13. Staffel with JG52 on the Eastern Front until 1943. 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_0017 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0018 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr
  24. After two months of work, I'm happy to present my Tamiya Leopard 2A6 I bought this kit on a total whim. When I opened it a few months ago, I was indifferent to it. Typical Tamiya - nice sharp plastic parts, but pretty basic looking details. I eventually shaved off all of the plastic tabs representing grab handles and replaced them with wire. I doodled around with a few other details not really worth mentioning. I then started to paint and really took a liking to the kit. I have never built anything in NATO tri-color before, and it was a lot of fun to paint. The weathering I applied was a bit different for me. Typically, I apply dark stains to light paint. Here I had to do the inverse, with light sandy colors needed to stand out against the dark base colors. It was pretty challenging to get things balanced just right. Base paints are Tamiya thinned with MLT. Nearly all of the weathering is thing glaze coats of Tamiya paint and artists' oil. The caked on mud is a wet mud effects product from Vallejo, which I really liked. I'm still working on a figure, but I'd since the tank-proper is done, I figured I'd post a few shots. Also, I'm glad to be finished because almost every time I sat down to work on this beast, this song would get in my head https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5es5MQX0VVA&feature=youtu.be
  25. Still continuing the 109s with non-German markings. The US one is finished, now my dad started a Slovakian 109 that served with JG52 on the Eastern Front in 1942/43. Using the Tamiya kit with HR Decals, don´t know yet which scheme it´s gonna be. DSC_0008 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0001 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
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