Choppa Nutta The teaser shot looks superb !!
must have been quite awkward to blow on the prop and a take a photo at the same time
10. August, 19:40
bughunter The present is a triple? That will be interesting, because the first one i really great already
10. August, 19:41
Roland Sachsenhofer Thanks a lot! Oh, I must have said it wrong; one of the three Taifuns is a present for my brother, the other two show correct - but also quite exciting - Luftwaffe markings. Yes, and then there's a Taifun in 1:32, so it is a quartet to be honest.
Roland Sachsenhofer Three pictures of the opening of this project: very classically Special Hobbies Re.2005 starts with the cockpit. A mixture of rather rustic plastic parts and some etched part refinements give an idea of the narrowness of these Italian cockpits.
Roland Sachsenhofer JD, I did make a picture of my studio. A good stray light and a camera mounted on a tripod are important. For an optimal depth of field I use exposure times of sometimes several seconds. There is no way around a tripod.
Juergen Klinglhuber I read one is located in Manching Messerschmidt Museum of Flight, but with restricted access. But another one is displayed and open to public in Cairo at the Egyptian Airforce museum.
Oliver Zwiener Super Baubericht auf MV - ich dachte zuerst an einen Hybrid aus Mirage III und MIG 21
27. July, 05:56
Roland Sachsenhofer Thank you both mates!! Da ging´s mir ähnlich! Ein Schuss Folland Gnat und Mirage F.1 könnte auch noch dabei sein!
Indeed, the similarity between Mig-21, Mirage III or F.1 is astonishing!
JD Any 14yr old should have no problem with this... ...I cracked myself up!
25. May, 06:42
Roland Sachsenhofer I'm delighted and motivated - I will soon be able to put in the first pictures.
25. May, 08:52
Roland Sachsenhofer ...and so it begins!
The moulds of Bandai/Revell show themselves to be perfectly fitting and seriously meant model making. However, they do not claim to be masters of detail, but where structures are shown, they are made quite neatly.
I have made some extra detail with etched parts from the spare parts box.
What you see here is the first stage of extension, more will follow with the addition of colours.
31. May, 05:25
Acki Cool! Two days ago I found this one in my stash. I'll follow.
31. May, 07:22
Roman Modelar Nice so far. And you meant FineMolds moulds, not Bandai, I suppose...
Roland Sachsenhofer A few pictures of the X-Wings cockpit. I am going to open the canopy, letting rest the Starfighter on its undercarriage with s-foils closed.
1. June, 11:40
Roland Sachsenhofer A bundle of new pictures to this pleasing project. The "love of detail"- for example in the landing gear wells, is quite astonishing! Laser canons, landing gear, engines and so on are in the making as well.
Slavo Hazucha Cheers Roland - another cool NMF - you really manage to choose the right tone, shine & finish to capture the looks of a particular bare-metal aircraft, Hustler, Tunnan, Texan... really good stuff
Roland Sachsenhofer Finished! I managed to make a few pictures of today's rollout. A Griffon Spitfire is an elegant affair, especially a Mk.XIV. The Airfix kit does justice to this fact, I have tried to contribute to it as well.
12. April, 16:36
Donegal Bill Roland - an excellent job. Can you give a brief rundown on how you applied the kit decals?
15. June, 16:15
Neuling Beautiful build in appealing presentation!
15. June, 18:05
Roland Sachsenhofer Thank you mates for your interest and motivating words! I can only say that the decals worked excellently and could be handled without any problems with my usual way - so full praise to Airfix! The decals are applied on a layer of well dried glossy acrylic clear varnish, directly after application they are treated with "Mr Mark Softer" and afterwards with "Mr Mark Setter Neo". A sealing layer of clear varnish completes this process and releases the model for a final treatment of the intended degree of gloss and weathering. But I can guess you all do it more or less similar.
Roland Sachsenhofer Thank you Lukasz, Alex and Daniel for these kind comments! Pencil and coin are intended to give a impression of how big it is- or are you interested in length in centimeters Lukasz?
27. May, 13:21
Łukasz Gliński Thanks, I think this is good enough. Somehow I thought it would be much bigger
27. May, 13:43
bughunter I'm breaking down - wipers in 1:144! Geht's noch?
27. May, 14:02
Roland Sachsenhofer That sounds good, Lukasz- thanks! Dear Bughunter, I am sure that you of all people can answer this question!
27. May, 14:52
Neuling Sehr schönes Modell. Die Verkleidung ist toll gelungen.
Roland Sachsenhofer Thank you both and feel welcome! Yes, this employment seems secure despite the crisis...
19. April, 08:31
Roland Sachsenhofer The red color -over a base of yellow- is preparing the "shark-tooth" which are decals from the kit.
20. April, 06:53
Roland Sachsenhofer I skipped a few steps in the construction report - and there it is, the early BF 109D with the striking denture adjustment.
All in all a complex little model, which was a lot of fun and challenge. I am proud, if I may say so, of the small cone-shaped antenna insulators, which I made from putty that I pressed into the right shape with my fingertips.
Thank you for your interest and your comments, I hope you like Messerschmitt -Dora!
outback I agree with you Italeri made some nice kits but these with this mistake is more an toy. Wingspann and Hight are ok. And thats the problem with these eggplane feeling. I heard often from these problem from serious scale modellers but then i checked by myself and they where right. The correct length with the pitot is 43,6. Italeri 40 cm. You can check the dimensions with the 1/48 monogramm mould and they are ok. Maybe it help you. But i see here that some not interressted on correct models in basic only to build someting. I am always happy when modellers say that kit is uncorrectable rubbish or not. Then you can avoid a lot of work for nothing.
20. March, 14:23
Alexander Jost Despite of some possible scale "Italeri-inaccuracies", I find the results of this kit magnificient. Thanks, Roland!
20. March, 15:13
Fox One Thank you, Roland. I´ll go the easier way and use your model as reference.
20. March, 19:40
Roland Sachsenhofer Thank you all for this lively conversation mates! And you for your kind comments: thank you!
21. March, 16:36
Paul Moore I just looked at all those various aluminum panels again ....that is crazy good! I think you guilted me into upping my model game.
Mike Oberholtzer Roland, Just saw your B-58 on Hyperscale. That may be the best Hustler I have ever seen. the construction looks flawless and the bare metal finish is beautiful. The panel color variations are amazing. When I finally build my Hustler I will be using yours as a standard of excellence.
Maciej Bellos That... was... exceptionally... fast!!! And oops, I missed it!
23. March, 15:27
Roland Sachsenhofer Thank you mates for these very kind words!
The speed should not become an end in itself, but the curiosity is just really big with such an interesting and well made kit and drives it! Although, I have to say, now at the end the whole thing becomes quite tricky. On the one hand the kit is not boringly constructed, on the other hand the fit was not only with the canopy rather moderate,
The new photos rather show the final stage of the whole thing, I hope to have finished this eventful project soon.
25. March, 17:03
Roland Sachsenhofer Some quick pictures of the finished XP-55 "Ascender". As I said, in the end, things got a bit complicated, but, as the saying goes: all's well that ends well
I added two pictures that allow a comparison with the Ascender´s counterpart from Japan. This one was made years ago from the Haegawa kit. I hope you like the outcome.
27. March, 13:48
Nathan Dempsey Great finish Roland Great to see the comparison shots as well.