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Frigate
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Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2007 - 03:04 AM UTC
Luciano,
Nice build ! I assume this is the Eduard kit ? Their birds are extremely nice. IMHO the Ju-87 is definitely their best work yet, but I haven't examined the 262's in detail yet. Between Eduard and Sweet, we have an ever increasing WWII collection. Take it easy, Bruce
Littorio
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Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2007 - 10:32 PM UTC
I finished the 109's for those that would like to see them follow this Link

Ciao
Luciano
Frigate
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2007 - 02:22 PM UTC
Ion,
Penny has a good tip for you there. Another variation is to use a pie shaped wedge, one for each blade of the prop. Lightly sand the clear plastic to simulate blurring, and very lightly spray the tip colors around the outside very blurred. I've seen this done several times, and it is most effective.
Just something for you to try. Good Luck....................................Bruce
ladymodelbuilder
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2007 - 12:37 PM UTC
You can use a clear hard piece of plastic cut to the diameter. Then paint the faded props on to it. I have seen this done on different scale planes, and am working on this for one of my 1/144 scale P-51's Mustangs.



madwolf
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2007 - 02:54 AM UTC
I was wondering if you guys might be able to help me.

I purchased a 1/144 Hawker Typhoon and I want to build it with a "moving" propeller (as if the aircraft was running). Any ideas on how I could accomplish this effect or where I could buy one of these propellers in 1/144?
Littorio
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2007 - 02:03 AM UTC
Very nice Caanbash with nice weathering, I have that very same F-14 waiting to be finished on the bench.

Ciao
Luciano
caanbash
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2007 - 01:49 AM UTC
I built this a while ago:











The ejection seat:



This is the real plane:



Happy modelling!
Littorio
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2007 - 12:48 AM UTC
Guys small update of my assemble line, not quite finished but almost there.





Some small details and wheathering still to be done.

Ciao
Luciano
Frigate
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Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - 05:13 AM UTC
OK Folks,
My present project for Modelshipwrights is winding down, so I started looking around.
Question for all, has anyone built the PLatz F-8 Crusader yet ? How was the build, any problems. From what I can see, it looks like an F-8C. Since these were then remanufactured to the F-8K (if I remember correctly ! ) This should give us several options.
Lets here from anyone out there who has already fought the build battle with this kit ! Thanks, Bruce
Frigate
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Posted: Thursday, October 04, 2007 - 02:24 AM UTC
Michael and Yalym,
Sorry 'bout that. Yalym is quite correct, Semper Fidelis stands for "Always Faithful", the Corps' motto. (Among many others, which we won't print here !) I wasn't trying to confuse folks and shall think prior to sending messages in the future. A habit I need to watch.

At any rate, what is everyone working on at present ? Any big projects going on ? Keep building, Folks .............................Bruce
JollyRoger
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Posted: Wednesday, October 03, 2007 - 07:38 PM UTC
Hi Michael. Semper Fi is the short of Semper Fidelis as far as I remember. It is a Latin phrase that, more or less, means "Always Loyal". It is the Motto of the USMC as far as I remember. They like giving similar Latin mottos to their ships either.
fantacmet
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Posted: Wednesday, October 03, 2007 - 07:18 PM UTC
All the 144 scale stuff I've seen has been pretty cool. Unfortunately it's all been prepainted. Also no cockpit detail whatsoever that I can see. Of course I've not seen too much. I have been seeing this everywhere, and I understand it's significance but I just have to know What the heck!H does Semper Fi actually mean? It's driving me bonkers!
Frigate
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Posted: Wednesday, October 03, 2007 - 02:06 PM UTC
Folks,
Well, we're closing in on Telford rapidly. Next month is the Big Show ! I hope some of our little group will be attending to let us in on what shows up in 1/144th ? I have no doubt we would all appreciate any info and photos, plus any intel on new stuff.

Those that are attending, have a Great time, and remember the rest of us ! Thanks, Bruce
Littorio
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Posted: Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 04:55 AM UTC

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Luciano,
Outstanding....now there is an assembly line !!! But also, what is the little truck I see in the background ? Since I'm always looking for small items to put in a scene or vignette, that always interests me.

Bruce



Hi Bruce, it's a LWB soft-top Landrover in white metal, I can not remember the make as this has been sitting around on the bench for a long time. I know I got it at the IPMS-UK nationals last year so come November when I go this year I will make a point of getting some info for you.

Ciao
Luciano
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Posted: Friday, September 28, 2007 - 09:29 PM UTC
Thanks for the link, Yal`ym. I notce that Platz is releasing a P-47 in December! Great news!!!
Frigate
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Posted: Friday, September 28, 2007 - 08:16 AM UTC
Luciano,
Outstanding....now there is an assembly line !!! But also, what is the little truck I see in the background ? Since I'm always looking for small items to put in a scene or vignette, that always interests me.

To the whole crew:
Great work , folks. It really is good to see 1/144th scale stuff coming out. We definitely need to keep it up. Actually I'm really surprised by the overwhelming interest in WWII stuff in our scale. Although I tend to build in any era, the majority is modern. Good to see a cross section of everything. Keep building , Bruce
Littorio
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Posted: Friday, September 28, 2007 - 07:16 AM UTC
Heres my latest builds that I'm working on, thats two x Sweet Bf-109F-4trop and an Eduard Fw-190A-5.



Ciao
Luciano
JollyRoger
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Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2007 - 10:13 PM UTC
Check here
Frigate
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Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2007 - 05:02 PM UTC
Aaron,
While not necessarily easy to find, there are a few of the kits you mentioned available. The P-2 Neptune had several different versions made by Aeroclub of England. The P-3 had a very nice kit produced in various markings by L & S, and I think is rereleasing these again shortly. The PB4Y-2 was marketed as a resin kit in 1/144th by Cobra Company of the US, who also produce a conversion kit of the PB4Y-1 for use with the Minicraft B-24.
Some of these are hard to find, but an eye open on E-Bay from time to time. Hope this helps..............................................Bruce
AaronW
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Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2007 - 06:49 AM UTC
I would love to build in 1/144 because I like to build air tankers and in even in 1/72 some of these are pretty big kits. Problem is while I can find DC4, 6 and 7 kits, I can't find the S2 Tracker, P2V Neptune, P3 Orion, PB4Y2, CL215 or CL415. Sure the Canadairs are kind of odd so its not surprising they are not out there but where are the sub hunters?
JollyRoger
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Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2007 - 03:07 AM UTC
Thanks Frig! This is Platz's Kai kit. Even though having some toyish detailing it is the best I see so far. It is originaly from a company called F-Toys which is doing prepainted collectibles. It has a very nice detail scheme but as I mentioned before they are a little exagerated. Fixes up wwhen painted though. Has nice decals and comes, as other Platz kits, in two kits per box. I strongly recomend to F-4 fans.
On the subject of other companies I am afraid I don't agree with you about the "plenty of choises" part. Actually most of them are the same old LS kit. Arii is the best choice in clean mold issue. I haven't build the Revell one since I was a kid, so it is not right to put an emphasis on the subject, and didn't see the Minicraft one but it is probably also old LS kit. As I mentioned before I am still dreaming of Dragon releasing a VF-84 F-4B/N in the true scale.
Frigate
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Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2007 - 02:03 AM UTC
Stefan and Yalym,
Nice builds, guys, keep them coming. Yalym, which kit is your F-4 ? This is one aircraft we need an updated 1/144th model of. It would be nice to see this one put out at today's standards. Not to speak of the F-4 family that could be built up. Plenty of choices there.

Keep up the Great building and posting.......................Bruce
JollyRoger
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Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 - 09:45 PM UTC
Wow! Björn, they look cool. Ok the model itself seems lacking in detail but in the overall they look really good. Specialy the heads...
By the way this is my newest bird. F-4E in Turkish Air Force service. I finished her in a hurry so there is to be some more detailing to be done. She won a 3rd prize in small scale Turkish class.


PolarBear
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Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 - 06:10 AM UTC
My 1/144 pilots have arrived from Ozmods! The sitting pilots come in two generic sets (WWII or Modern). The standing ones come in different eras and nationalities. I painted these USAAF pilots rather swiftly (after all, they are going to be behind 1/144 canopies!!), but I kinda like the results. A few touch-ups and they'll be finished.




I will give you an update when I've painted a few more of these fellas.

"Hey, isn't it my turn to fly today!? You've been hogging this FM-2 all week..."


Cheers!
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Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2007 - 08:29 AM UTC
Hi all!

So It´s chopper time now!

OK, I´ll show my little Siskorsky SH-3H Seaking from SWEET.

I choose the most known Seaking, no 66 as this Is the Apollo recovery helicopter.



Here you can see the Apollo recovery markings.



Note the little Astronaut recovery mark on the door!
This Is from when Gus Grissom´s capsule fired the door and went down!
Grissom managed to escape and was rescued by the chopper.









This kit Is not as refined as the new kits from SWEET.
This Is a snap-together kit from the beginning, updated with some new and better details.
Despite It´s origin, It´s a very nice and easy build.
I have several more to build!

Cheers!

Stefan E