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26. September at 16:06:20 Share
View full thread (26 Comments) Bernhard Schrock
Air intakes: the fit is OK but it isn't Tamiya and cleaning is required. I used for this task CA as filler and a small oval milling head. For the end (smooth) finish I used as usual ethyl acetate (plastic welder).
4. October at 06:16:07
Yesterday I worked on the hump (engine & gear housing). I highly recommend a sequence that is different from the kit instructions: complete the whole hump and attach it to the fuselage. This way it's easier to exactly assemble the puzzle.
The edge of the hat should be thinned down because it's a thin sheet in the original (approx 1 mm in the kit).
11. October at 07:57:46
Quick question: I noticed you are using a milling device in one of your photos. Any advice for using such drill bits? Never tried it myself, have something ordered, but heh they are cheap tools and I am not even sure what it will be like. I don't even know if such tools are supposed to be sharpened or not.
11. October at 08:53:56
Hi Treehugger. The minitool (Bully of Minicraft) is my best friend.Although the tool is more than 30 years old this is the best choice. I don't know another comparable product. It has 2 ball bearings. In connection with the selfmade adjustable power supply (see picture 21) and set of 6 collets (Spannzangen) it's possible for me to drill 2 mm long and 0,2 mm holes or thin large areas with a large milling head. IMO the right power supply is the key for success: too high RPM or too much torque is the biggest problem when you have to do small drilling/milling jobs. In the lowest position of the potentiometer I have a speed of 100 RPM and I'm able to stopp the collet with one finger.
11. October at 15:05:04
Do the miling head have to be sharp to tear away plastic you think?
11. October at 19:36:22
Sorry: I don't really know what you mean... there are different milling heads for different uses (see picture 22).
12. October at 08:01:03
Do you know what a sharp knife means? I would guess that such milling heads have a cutting blade of sorts around the head, or maybe they don't. I would think that if the milling head was just a round sphere, it wouldn't bite into the plastic.
12. October at 08:59:28
Add comment » Bernhard Schrock
Research help needed: does have #92 / JMSDF Merlin's the last „wall mounted" seats in the ramp area?
15. October at 18:25:31
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View full thread (197 Comments) Dieter Bihlmaier
Mal wieder richtig Klasse Bernhard. Ich bewundere Deine Ausdauer.
1. November 2017 at 23:23:16
Robert W Martel
Thanks Bernhard, Not sure when I'll get to it, but,,, when I do I'll be looking back at yours ! Cheers
2. November 2017 at 17:10:12
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1. December 2017 at 04:03:27
Add comment » Paulo Valado
Hi Bernhard! Love your modelling
I would like to ask you, please, if you may send me the link from Mr. Tom Bigley website. I would like to build my Martin SP-5B Marlin, inspired by yours.
Thank you so much
15. October at 12:08:46
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View full thread (179 Comments) Maciej Bellos
Jaw dropping result, as expected. Hars off Mr. Schrock!
25. September at 19:36:22
25. September at 20:16:49
Mesmerizing detailing around the main rotor shaft.
25. September at 20:40:01
Bernhard, das ist wirklich eine erstaunliche und erstklassige Arbeit!
26. September at 06:24:18
Bestimmt! Genauso! Noch einmal, bitte!
26. September at 12:01:28
Add comment » Benoit Mathier
The level and attention of / to details is amazing. Clean work. Exceptional model, congrats
28. September at 11:01:15
September 25, 2019
25. September at 18:09:49 Share
I'll be watching this one for sure. I REALLY want one of these
25. September at 22:25:55
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27. July at 07:23:57 Share
Watching this. Interesting looking fire truck. Russian vehicles are always interesting.
26. August at 13:07:05
Ooh, I like firetrucks! This should be a good one.
26. August at 13:21:22
Add comment » Tom Ballhoff
Da hänge ich mich dran. Hab den hier auch noch liegen und bin gespannt was Du da zauberst
26. August at 14:46:27
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View full thread (16 Comments) Cuajete
Fantastic job, Bernhard. Congrats!
13. August at 21:50:44
Astounding!- the detail and complexity of you rigging that kite in 72nd....baffling
13. August at 23:48:36
One can only aspire to build this good... Fantastic work
24. August at 23:56:06
Add comment » Guy Rump
Gorgeous build and superb rigging
25. August at 21:35:02
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16. July 2018 at 05:53:54 Share
Wow, very authentic looking pictures ! Especially no1, I had to look twice to distinguish model from reality, top result !
16. July 2018 at 08:01:44
picture number 1 looks like refernce picture from the age... amazing!!!!
17. July 2018 at 21:05:32
I agree, excellent work. When was this built?
18. July 2018 at 02:41:53
Thank you Mates.
This was my first model which I published in the german modeling magazine ModellFan in 1997. I was so proud because I could assist Uwe Lacina (chief editor) by shooting the pictures and by creating the article in Illustrator (!!). In result of this action I wrote more dozen articles for the next 16 years... This was a great time.
18. July 2018 at 03:29:53
18. July 2018 at 12:03:58
That is a great rendition of a very well known bird that Pappy Boyington would be happy to have on his office table. For sure. : -) He received both the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross.
18. July 2018 at 12:11:49
This is a breathtaking result, Bernhard. And those "period" photos. Stunning!
17. August at 21:23:00
Looking great mate. But isn't it F4U-2 that is the right name for this bird?
18. August at 14:29:26
Thx Zbynek & Urban, especially for the Dash 2 hint. Indeed, I've forgotten that is a F4U-2 because I build this bird 23 years ago.
18. August at 18:21:37
Add comment » Urban Gardini
Strange how it's easier to forget something than it is to remember the same thing...
18. August at 18:43:52
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View full thread (34 Comments) Bart Goesaert
splendid result... maybe an old kit, but a very beautiful one, and very nicely enhanced...
7. June at 06:33:51
it's a gem, gorgeous model executed beautifully.
30. June at 12:59:15
Definitely not a project for the faint-hearted... the result is absolutely perfect!
12. July at 08:00:12
Add comment » Slavo Hazucha
Just reviewed this again... Still puts a big smile on my face - such a thing of beauty this is
12. July at 16:32:17
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View full thread (107 Comments) Alexander G.
Another crown jewel in Your collection, Bernhard! Always a pleasure following Your projects
17. February at 10:48:31
Alec K: sorry, I've forgotten to replay your question. I used a standard decal paper probably Xpert choice Decals an printed them with a Minolta office Printer / copying machine.
18. February at 04:55:54
Than you Bernhard for the info
18. February at 05:11:04
Add comment » Ben Schumacher
There is nothing not to love about this. Stunning, Bernhard!
12. July at 07:57:52
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View full thread (33 Comments) bughunter
Alec, you are completely right, every Schrock build is a Trade Mark
and this one is no exception!
30. April at 12:57:25
Saw this beauty ( almost finished ) live on monday, this superior craftsmanship never ceases to stun me !
30. April at 14:02:00
Amazing build. I love this and the fact it's not something you see everyday.
30. April at 15:38:24
Very beautiful! I like the metal effect.
30. April at 18:28:50
Add comment » Bernhard Schrock
Thx mates for you extraordinary feedback.
Gordon: I found a hint on an website that the H-1 provided a special seat (adjustable in heigh) because the very streamlined canopy. The pilot could raise the seat upwards for better sight during start and landing. But I could not find out how exactly the (divided in left and right half) canopy was stowed in the fuselage. Because of that I left it outside the fuselage.
2. May at 04:20:10
May 3, 2019
Add comment » Bernhard Schrock
This kit was first edited by Hawk (several decades out of business) in the year 1964 (!!!), this is one year before I was born. I'm curious to see, what you can do with it...
3. May at 15:36:11
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View full thread (231 Comments) gorbygould
I've been to Stranraer and it isn't a tenth as beautiful as you model Bernhard. Looking through your photos is like a masterclass in modelling, so thanks I've learned a lot.
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Add comment » Tom
Beautiful! Reminds me of Porco Rosso or maybe I'm thinking of The Wind Rises
31. March at 17:51:29
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27. March at 11:43:19 Share
Moin! Da steht Dir aber etwas Umbauarbeit ins Haus, oder? XPBM-5A zu PBM-1? Aber Du machst das schon, Bernhard. Ganz Scalemates steht hinter Dir!
27. March at 14:36:02
Hej Holger. Prime Time & first row seat! Hab bereits einen Verbündeten gewonnen, der mir mit einem RedRoo Umbau & Certectionset aushilft! Damit ich der Sowasvonkrücke von Minicraft richtig einheizen kann. Hab heute eine Website mit über 60 teilweise phänomenalen Mariner Fotos entdeckt. Etwa 1/3 davon von der PBM-1. Ist viel mehr Material als ich damals für den NH-3 zusammengekratzt habe!!!
27. March at 14:49:32
Add comment » Holger Kranich
Na welch ein positiver Zufall, dass Du den Umbausatz hast. Ich hatte den Kit mal in den Händen und habe ihn unter Gänsehaut wieder zurück gelegt. Obwohl die Spritzlinge auf den ersten Blick gar nicht so schlecht aussehen. Aber das wäre mir dann auch zuviel Arbeit geworden. Die Maschine ansich hat ja echt was.
Na dann lehne ich mich zurück und genieße...
27. March at 15:20:53
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11. September 2014 at 14:28:13
Very nice of an unusual plane. Gary
11. September 2014 at 14:44:51
great job, very nice plane! greetings from Colombia
11. September 2014 at 14:55:18
11. September 2014 at 15:09:49
Mindblowing built fantastic
1997...Lecko Funny Tante Anni
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View full thread (50 Comments) Treehugger
Looks really nice I think. Tip: ship and airplane propellers can easily be sanded "sharper" if one is a little careful.
24. March at 11:30:53
What a beautiful little red „fatso bird" ! Lovely work, Bernhard !
24. March at 20:15:18
Hi guys. Thank you for the feedback. I'm glad that you like this little hot rod. 1000 PS for such small plane is a lot of power!
The brownish red is the result of very fast&quick WIP pictures and my lamp with 2700 K. Obviously my smartphone don't like this "color of light"...
For the pictures of the finished model I use usually 2 other lamps with 4000K and auto white balance setup for my stone age Nikon 995. The result is much better.
25. March at 19:04:41
Seriously, looking at the cover picture, it looks more orange to me. But that can be because of the age and discoloration of that picture off course.
25. March at 19:12:21
Patrick: note please that I deleted 3 defect pictures. The cover picture has formerly the number 52.
25. March at 19:21:04
Add comment » Patrick Hagelstein
Hi Bernard, what I mean with cover picture is the picture of the original 1:1 plane used as a header over the whole project. The one with the real plane bathing in the sun.
25. March at 20:20:11
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View full thread (223 Comments) Burkhard D
Yes, we had Bernhard as the guest star at our bi-monthly club event. That was fantastic. It turned out that all the detail on his Seaking Mk.41 are MUCH smaller than what the macro photos here on Scalemates suggest. Seeing a rotor head in 1/72 complete with hydraulic lines and and even the tiniest nuts and bolts was stunning. The NH-3 nicely portraits stressed skin effect from differential polishing along the spars and stringers of the wings, something not visible in the photos here.
Thanks again for visiting, Bernhard!
24. January 2015 at 18:20:49
24. January 2015 at 20:04:22
Ich habe das Modell gestern in echt gesehen. Wauu
24. January 2015 at 22:49:29
Love these metallic finish models
19. March at 10:19:51
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Absolutely stunning, Bernhard. I would really love to see your models in the flesh again - last time we've met was some 15 years ago in Cologne, if I remember correctly...
20. March at 14:45:12
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View full thread (62 Comments) Bernhard Schrock
Hi mates. Yesterday I enjoyed my finished bird and today enjoy your comments
Vitor: yes, the rigging is half my work (artwork, the other half / etching was done by Thomas Gatermann).
Bernhard: would you like to sit in the front or in the back?
2. December 2018 at 18:49:42
This build is inspirational! Thank you for sharing your work and advice.
2. December 2018 at 19:16:03
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Bernhard: I sat in front one time. But no matter, it is a nice experience to fly with such a biplane over the land.
3. December 2018 at 10:24:27
3. December 2018 at 11:18:39
Another masterpiece in your collection!
3. December 2018 at 12:42:07
Pure piece of art, or result of a modeler with AMS
Very close to the original aircraft
3. December 2018 at 15:28:18
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View full thread (223 Comments) Neuling
Super build! Very well built, painted and photographed. Eine Augenweide.
25. October 2018 at 10:23:23
Awesome (as usual
) and demotivating at the same time, as Holger wrote
25. October 2018 at 11:57:46
25. October 2018 at 19:22:18
Just revisited this awesome 135-image tutorial and scrolled through twice. Great work meticulously planned and skillfully executed.
27. October 2018 at 09:45:31
What an amazing job of detailing, painting and scratching !! We learn a lot when looking at your album. Thank you very much.
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View full thread (13 Comments) Bernhard Schrock
Hi Spanjaard, here is the address. I'm very happy with the quality especially that this company accept PDF -files.
CAD/DTP-Service Thomas Engel und
Ätztechnik Herbert Caspers GmbH&Co.KG
8. October 2018 at 08:10:58
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8. October 2018 at 20:26:51
I'm very surprised how fast it's possible to complete a "Space series" kit of Aoshima. Begun "two days ago" and almost finished tomorrow... that probably why there are 14 kits of the Space series...
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View full thread (17 Comments) Spanjaard
it used the be the best (or was it the only one? )
11. October 2018 at 21:11:30
Indeed for a long time the was the only one and state of the art. I remember more than 40 years ago I saw in Gdansk in Składnica harcerska (shop with modelkits, paints and a lot of other usefull things for kids) first time the humbrols. 10 PLN for each tin was a lot of money. For comparison: an average polish made kit in 1:72 cost at this time between 10-15 PLN....
13. October 2018 at 10:18:07
Today I began the assembly and had a little bit to improvise because the base is standard Hino truck.
13. October 2018 at 10:22:33
13. October 2018 at 10:28:08
Just love it
Looks great. The Decal work and built is awesome with this kit
Make me want to start my Bonnet Bus..
But .. first i have to finish 4-5 other projects
13. October 2018 at 16:23:40
i remember it was the only one i had for quite some time back on similar ages... that and testors that was (for me at least) totally horrible... i still have some cans that are not used for more than 20 years. last time i checked them, they seemed still in good condition (incredibly )
13. October 2018 at 19:48:27
Yesterday I finished my first Decotora truck, my first truck ever and noticed that the most time consuming task was the painting. This was the first project/model where I had to use chrome plated parts. I had despite the "small" scale (1:32) the truck is really big... Maybe I will build in the future one more of these unique and typically Japanese trucks.
16. October 2018 at 19:13:33
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