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Posted by Bish on Monday, June 24, 2019 1:54 PM

The P-40 is coming on well AA.

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Posted by Bish on Monday, June 24, 2019 1:59 PM

Short update on the 111. Most of the construction is done. I did have some issues with the fit of the outer lower wings and the engines. The latter i think caused by the former. I hate it when i have issues with a kit that are not mentioned in reviews as it makes me think i have done something wrong. And is often the case, i can't figure out what. But after some filling and sanding it all in place.

The bomb bay doors are also a bit small, but that deffinetly is not somthing i have done.

A few bits of PE to add and the canopy to fit and mask and it will be ready for painting.

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Posted by fotofrank on Monday, June 24, 2019 2:49 PM

Bish, I recently DVRed the movie Battle of Britain. I have often thought it would be fun to modify an He.111 kit to add Merlins to represent the CASA 2.111s that flew in the movie.

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Posted by Bish on Monday, June 24, 2019 3:18 PM

I'm surprised no one has done a conversion set for that.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, June 24, 2019 8:12 PM

Bish I had the exact same issues with mine. Sad  I do love the cockpit details. 

Chad

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, June 24, 2019 8:14 PM

Super Swift John!

Chad

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Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, June 24, 2019 11:21 PM

Here is the aftermarket I am using on the B-57B:

 

John

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 4:45 AM

Mopar Madness

Bish I had the exact same issues with mine. Sad  I do love the cockpit details. 

 

Thanks Chad, and at least i know it isn't me. I think getting the wheel wells right is a key thing, i can to take one wing apart and move one of them back. But the other one was still a bit to far forward.

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Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:47 AM

Well, here it is: Bruce Carr's "Angels' Playmate." This Airfix P-51D kit is a little gem. A little tiny thing just crammed with detail. The overall paint is Alclad Aluminum. The exhaust shrouds are Alclad Chrome. The yellow nose is MM Insignia Yellow and black stripes are MM flat black. The decals are an old set of Microscale Decals. I sealed the whole thing with Tamiya Gloss. For a guy who doesn't like to build 1/72 scaale, I really enjoyed this build. Now I'm on to an Airfix 1/72 scale F-80C that's just about ready for paint. Oh yeah, the invasion stripes are decals from the Microscale sheet.


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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 4:55 PM

jeaton01

Here is the aftermarket I am using on the B-57B:

 

 

I do like CMK sets, at least in 72nd.

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 4:56 PM

frank, that is lovely. Really nice finish on the NMF, great looking build, thank you.

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Posted by Tomcat on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 11:28 PM

fotofrank

Well, here it is: Bruce Carr's "Angels' Playmate." This Airfix P-51D kit is a little gem. A little tiny thing just crammed with detail. The overall paint is Alclad Aluminum. The exhaust shrouds are Alclad Chrome. The yellow nose is MM Insignia Yellow and black stripes are MM flat black. The decals are an old set of Microscale Decals. I sealed the whole thing with Tamiya Gloss. For a guy who doesn't like to build 1/72 scaale, I really enjoyed this build. Now I'm on to an Airfix 1/72 scale F-80C that's just about ready for paint. Oh yeah, the invasion stripes are decals from the Microscale sheet.

 


 

 

that's really sharp!

Mark aka Tomcat

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Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 12:17 AM

Well done, Frank.  Looks real sharp.

John

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Posted by fotofrank on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 6:19 AM

Thanks, y'all. I like these 1/72 scale airplanes, much to my surprise. I'm even trying stuff I've never even tried in 1/48 scale.

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Posted by falconmod on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 12:41 PM

I entered this one in the Japanese GB can I also add it in here?

John

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1/72 EF-111

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 1:38 PM

John, yep, sure can.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 4:11 PM

Oh, I love that kit John. Nice fit.

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Posted by falconmod on Thursday, June 27, 2019 7:02 AM

Got started on the cockpit, prop and engine.

John

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, June 27, 2019 7:25 AM

Off to a nice start John.

Steve, is this the same one you did in captured markings?

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, June 27, 2019 9:19 AM

Bish
Steve, is this the same one you did in captured markings?

No, that was a Hase, A6M5 model 52. I did an Airfix A6M2b model 21 for the Midway GB.

The only thing I didn't care for was the canopy gap, but with some work that can be remedied.

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Sunday, June 30, 2019 2:32 PM

Almost done now, all the decals are applied; just have to finish painting and installing the sliding piece of the canopy, and add a little weathering:

 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, June 30, 2019 3:18 PM

Looking really nice AA.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, June 30, 2019 3:19 PM

modelcrazy

 

 
Bish
Steve, is this the same one you did in captured markings?

 

No, that was a Hase, A6M5 model 52. I did an Airfix A6M2b model 21 for the Midway GB.

The only thing I didn't care for was the canopy gap, but with some work that can be remedied.

 

Thats was it, cheers Steve. And that one came out really nice.

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, June 30, 2019 6:32 PM

 

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Posted by German Armour on Sunday, June 30, 2019 7:12 PM

Hello everyone!

I might join this group build,

I bought Airfix's 1/72 F4F-4.

So just need some paint and I could join.

 Never give up, never quit, never stop modelling.Idea

 

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Posted by fotofrank on Sunday, June 30, 2019 8:38 PM

tempestjohnny

 

Hmmm...

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Posted by Bish on Monday, July 1, 2019 2:25 AM

German Armour

Hello everyone!

I might join this group build,

I bought Airfix's 1/72 F4F-4.

So just need some paint and I could join.

 

Will be glad to have you on board.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

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Posted by Bish on Monday, July 1, 2019 3:38 AM

tempestjohnny

 

Your doing some very noice work there TJ but afraid your not doing so well in the Hide your Mustang competition Big Smile

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Posted by Bish on Monday, July 1, 2019 3:39 AM

fotofrank

 

 
tempestjohnny

 

 

 

Hmmm...

 

Yes

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 5:26 PM

Alright, calling the P-40 DONE!  Here's the final reveal:

 

 

 

 

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