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Exequiel
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Posted: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 06:12 PM UTC
wow! very lovely works!

Dirkpitt289
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Posted: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 02:39 PM UTC
Andrew, Great work on the Zero. It looks absolutely stunning with the carrier deck.

Dusan, Great work also. I love the F-18 and the Bf-109's

Keep them coming boys
FlyingLow
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Posted: Monday, October 25, 2010 - 03:54 PM UTC
Hmm, let's try again with the AlphaJet:

Littorio
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Posted: Monday, October 25, 2010 - 01:12 PM UTC
Bruce, really nice job on that F-8 I just hope mine can look as good when I get around to finishing them.

Andrew welcome to our 'little' corner

Dusan some nice builds, love the little Camel, but a no show for the Alpha jet just a red cross!

As for my builds, well they have ground to a halt with 6 on the bench while I get on with a secret project in 1/48 which I hope to get finished for a show in a couple of weeks.
FlyingLow
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Posted: Monday, October 25, 2010 - 08:01 AM UTC
Hi gang, it has been a while since I posted anything in this forum so here are few photos of my models finished since last time:

100% scratch built Sopwith Camel:


F/A-18 Aggressor:


Couple of winter Bf-109s:



and finally an AlphaJet:


I hope you like them
Frigate
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West Virginia, United States
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Posted: Monday, October 25, 2010 - 07:25 AM UTC
Andrew,
Welcome to the forum, and Great Job on the Zero ! The Sweet kits are really little jewels and definitely worth the time and effort. Keep Building, and sharing your builds with us, Thanks. ..................Bruce
KV1sm1942
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Posted: Monday, October 25, 2010 - 06:44 AM UTC
Dear Fellow Modellers

Am currently a 1/144 air enthusiast and would like to see this forum prosper. not sure how to add photos, but let's try this...





Can't recommend the Sweet 1/144 Zero too highly

Andrew J

Lucas
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Posted: Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 04:41 AM UTC

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Lucas,
Hi I have now bought one on those drawing pens but wonder how you actually use it!!?
Do you just dip it in the paint and draw, and do you have to hold it with the thumbwheel down so as the paint is retained in the lower jaws?

regards
Peter



Hi Peter, Im sorry for the long time to reply...

Just dip in the paint and draw.. there are no secret. Its easy...

Best regards,

lcuas
Frigate
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Posted: Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 04:37 AM UTC
Peter,
Thank you for the information. I went to your website, msg inbound to you. Great work, and Thanks for the information.....keep modeling.....Bruce
pbhawkin
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New South Wales, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 02:34 AM UTC
Bruce,
Hi.
see Ebay item : 140466035741

It is resin and I make it.

Frigate
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Posted: Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 02:15 AM UTC
Dirk,
There are several outlets in the States carrying the Platz F-8. E-Bay has several available if you like that route, or....I just checked and Sprue Brothers models has the new F-8K kit available. Hope this helps.

Peter,
Very nice job with the Beaufighter ! Whose kit is that ? Is it a kit, or solid resin ? I'd appreciate any information on it. Thanks again.................Bruce
Dirkpitt289
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Posted: Friday, October 15, 2010 - 01:50 PM UTC
I MUST HAVE THAT F-8!!! Where can I get that from?
pbhawkin
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Posted: Friday, October 15, 2010 - 09:52 AM UTC
Very detailed and superbly painted Bruce.

Here is my latest effort showing a RAAF 31Sqn plane firing it's rockets.:







and one with a little bit of photoshopping !
Frigate
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Posted: Friday, October 15, 2010 - 04:31 AM UTC
Folks,
OK then....it has been awhile since we had any action with this thread. That plus you folks have heard me babble on about the Platz F-8. Well, as you can see below, it is real and finally completed.

So how is everyone else doing ? .........Keep Modeling, Bruce


Dirkpitt289
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Posted: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 12:59 AM UTC
Thanks Peter. The Deck is from Dragon
pbhawkin
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Posted: Monday, September 20, 2010 - 05:58 PM UTC
Dirk,
It looks like it came out well in the end!

Where did you get the carrier deck from?

regards
Peter H
Dirkpitt289
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Posted: Monday, September 20, 2010 - 05:00 PM UTC
Adding paint to plastic. For this one I used Model Masters Enamals Light Ghost Gray and Insignia White.





The Insignia White was horrible to work with. Even after days of sitting the paint was tacky. I left lots of dirt and finger prints embedded in the finish.



That gear is looking a pit warped



Next came the Starfighter Decals These decals SUCK!!! Ok, maybe they don't suck that bad. It's most likely my skills. To be fair i'm use to Dragons cardboard like decals that can hold level in a wind storm. The Starfighter decals calmer for the fetal position as soon as they pull away from the backing paper. Then to make things worse they were very difficult to move into place once they hit the plastic.























Thanks for looking
vonHengest
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Thursday, September 09, 2010 - 07:02 PM UTC
Wow, I had no idea there was such a community out there for 1/144 scale. I actually only started into it for the Revell C-17, which led me to get some of the Dragon armor to accompany the aircraft. I was surprised to find PE grills for the armor. The C-17's are beautiful builds, but other than oddities such as those, I wasn't aware there were so many good kits out there. Looks like I should starts checking out the Mini and Sweet kits?
Exequiel
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Luzon, Philippines
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Posted: Thursday, September 09, 2010 - 02:01 PM UTC
very nice work you have there dirk! here's looking forward to another wonderful finish!
Dirkpitt289
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Posted: Thursday, September 09, 2010 - 09:19 AM UTC
Last night I had a farewell party for a co-worker to go to so I didn't get a lot of time in at the bench. But I did get a little done. Mostly filling and sanding and filling and sanding and then some more filling and sanding. I know this is an old kit but it seems like a worn out kit. All the lines seem a bit rough. Anyway as you can see there was a bit of a fit issue so I had to break out the Evergreen styrene and do some patchwork.

Before



During



Wings installed



Dirkpitt289
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Posted: Wednesday, September 08, 2010 - 07:30 AM UTC
Here is my latest 1/144 project. Its a OLD Revell EA-6B I found on Evilbay. It was part of a combo pack that included what appears to be an equally old F-18 kit. My though process was that for the cost I would get two kits that I could experiment with without feeling guilty if I screwed it up like I would if it was one of the newer better $14 + kits you find around today. Besides I love the look of the Prowler.

The Box art



The Parts

Not much, two parts spree and a tiny spree for the glass parts



The Direction Sheet







The Decals (Ouch)

Yeah, I knew what they were like prior to getting the kit. These actually make Airfix's decals look good. The replacement decals have already been ordered



As usual I started with the cockpit. I did some painting and then made an attempt to add some detail. Right off the bat this kit has one advantage over the Dragon kits is they didn't put those alien pilots in the cockpit from the movie The Day the Earth Stood Still









Closed up the fuselage



Thanks for looking
Littorio
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Posted: Tuesday, September 07, 2010 - 10:09 AM UTC

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Good stuff. I'd be interested in both the 1/144 and 1/72 sets.

On the same topic of Decals I need some more help.

I'm looking to do some sets of different aircraft of squadrons. So far I've started with the F-14, F-18 and F-4 of the VF 84 Jolly Rogers. I'd like to do the same for the VF-111 Sundowners. Dose anyone know where I can find 1/144 Sundowners decals for the various different Sundowner aircraft (I have the F-14) like the F-4, F-5, F-18 and F-8? If they even make them.... Thanks in advance



Dirk try here note that some are now OOP
Dirkpitt289
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Posted: Sunday, September 05, 2010 - 04:39 PM UTC
Good stuff. I'd be interested in both the 1/144 and 1/72 sets.

On the same topic of Decals I need some more help.

I'm looking to do some sets of different aircraft of squadrons. So far I've started with the F-14, F-18 and F-4 of the VF 84 Jolly Rogers. I'd like to do the same for the VF-111 Sundowners. Dose anyone know where I can find 1/144 Sundowners decals for the various different Sundowner aircraft (I have the F-14) like the F-4, F-5, F-18 and F-8? If they even make them.... Thanks in advance
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Posted: Friday, September 03, 2010 - 09:51 AM UTC
Hi there

Roy Sutherland has very kindly sent through a great bundle of his BarracudaCals for the P-40. I'll review them, but once that's done there'll be 2 x 1:144 sets of markings that are "bonuses" on the 1:72 sheets, so I'll slice them off and scan the instructions if anyone wants them individually.





Sheet #72005 features a selection of P-40B Tomahawks and P-40E Kittyhawks of 112 Sqn. RAF.

Sheet #72006 is for USAAF P-40Es, including the famous "Aleutian Tigers".

PM me if you're interested.

All the best

Rowan
Dirkpitt289
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Posted: Monday, August 30, 2010 - 03:12 AM UTC
Thanks guys. I'll check them out.