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I can understand the box art choice but one has to be veeeeeery careful to buy it online as the 1988 and the 2019 boxes only differ by the '50 years' symbol.
1:72 USN F-14A (Academy 12563)
 
USN F-14A VF-143 "Pukin Dogs"
Academy 1:72
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20. October at 19:46:42 Share
Marcel Chmura The kit is looking very nice though from what I have seen on YouTube. Very nice molding. Having the 1/48 kit myself but tempted to go for this one either.
17. November at 09:02:38
Patrick Hagelstein Oh! It surely does and I'm looking forward to building it. The only thing that differentiates this box from the 1988 boxing is the small 50 years Academy label in the left bottom corner. People might end up with the old kit instead of the new one.
17. November at 14:55:59
Roland Revolvermann Wow, thats really a cleaver box art choice ;)
18. November at 20:06:39
Pierre I was really excited with this kit until I saw that youtube vid, a lot of the panel lines look wavy due to the nearby riveting... Hopefully he got an early shot and that'll be fixed with production kits. Should still be worth it given the price point.
20. November at 09:45:42
Martin o Could you link the yt video Pierre? couldn't find it myself. Thanks
20. November at 11:47:03
Treehugger The general box art here is the same as the kit in 1:48 scale (Academy 12253), the one with the weird front canopy glass. How they could screw that up in our time and age I have no idea (the one in 1:48 scale).

Looking at the review video, my impression is that the front canopy glass surface looks like it should have had more curvature to it (the kit in 1:72 scale).
20. November at 13:05:54
Roland Revolvermann Is this one a down scaled version of the 1:48 or a completely new development ?
20. November at 13:11:35
Patrick Hagelstein @ Pierre, I saw those rivets too. It looked like the rivets were pushed in after the panel lines were drawn. Could be that it was a pre-production kit as ScaleModelAircraft (Dusan Lekic) often builds Academy kits that only hit the shops months later. I am however, confident this kit will be nice. The later Academy kits are well buildable and very detailed for an 'easy kit'! This might not be the FineMolds or G.W.H. standard in terms of finesse but I think this kit will build into a very nice OOB Tomcat without fiddling and without a ton of unused options. Don't get me wrong, for a highly detailed very specific BuNo I'll go for either the FineMolds or G.W.H. kit but for a nice detailed 'just sit on my shelf in VF-??? markings Tomcat' I'll definitely look forward to this Academy kit.
20. November at 15:05:15
Pierre Well, I guess we'll wait and see, I concur it could become the go-to quickbuild kit. I'm glad I didn't give in and pre-order either of the new Tomcats right now, makes me feel very wise and reasonable :P
20. November at 16:16:12
Martin o I am just sad this is the only 72 tomcat with the windshield handled like this.
20. November at 16:17:41
Patrick Hagelstein Perhaps one of the most awaited academies announced this year. The 1/72 F-14A is finally available. MMZ will be able to provide you with a preview of the final version. However, it is still a trial injection, so the details of the product may change slightly.

Originally designed for the Academy 1/72 MCP lineup, it was modified to the general version and the final product is a traditional plastic model, not MCP or Snaptite. However, there are some parts of the parts that indicate that this product started with MCP.

The above is the Google translation for the MMZ preview. Apparently the pictures on there are of testshots. (one can actually see some grime and stuff on the plastic)
20. November at 17:13:22
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November 18, 2019

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November 15, 2019

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1:72 CF-188 Hornet FIP Markings (Canuck Model Products 005-72)
 
CF-188 Hornet FIP Markings
Canuck Model Products 1:72
005-72
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November 14, 2019

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1:72 Hawk (Airfix A02005A)
 
22. May 2016 at 17:27:55 Share
Mark TAURONE I wonder if you can post a pdf of the instruction sheet?
9. November at 22:31:07
Patrick Hagelstein Sure! I can get a scan in on Tuesday (after Veterans Day). Do you need the scan for the Hawk or the decals?
9. November at 22:58:43
Mark TAURONE both would be great. I bought one on eBay, advertised as new, but mold and water damage to all paper
10. November at 07:02:53
Mark TAURONE Thanks.
10. November at 07:07:51
Patrick Hagelstein Mark, I have to apologize to you... When moving to my current stationing, I took a bunch of kits with me and left a bunch of kits back home. I left this kit back home, hence the 'On hold' status. I can therefore not provide you with the promised instructions. I saw you were looking into different Red Arrows Hawks though, just one thing I can say for now: Go with the Revell one! It's by far the most detailled of the bunch and builds into a very nice model. I'm building the Airfix one as a prototype to test my envisioned stand and smoke trail because the Airfix one is good enough for that. ;)
12. November at 16:26:50
Mark TAURONE Thanks. I have the Nishimi version but the paper items in the kit are water damaged, decal are ruined, instructions moldy. I'll make it work somehow.
13. November at 02:19:30
13. November at 03:29:18
Mark TAURONE Fujimi sorry, tired brain.
14. November at 08:15:29
Patrick Hagelstein Gotcha! :) I never built the Fujimi version but it looks to be a decent early model Hawk.
14. November at 21:52:30
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VF-154 Black Knights USN F-4J Phantoms in the Vietnam War & the Cold War
AOA decals 1:48
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Spanjaard you can make some masks for those decals, and not worry about the exact hue anymore..... just an idea.
7. November at 16:36:16
Patrick Hagelstein Could be an idea. Are there any laser cut Hornet masks that you know of by any chance?
7. November at 16:49:15
Patrick Hagelstein Apart from the warning text next to the cockpit, the most prominent would be national markings, NAVY titles and intake triangles.
7. November at 16:50:14
Patrick Hagelstein Mask - F-14 Tomcat National Insignia (Eduard XS542, 1:72)

Spanjaard, I'll wait for my ordered paint to arrive and see if it works. Otherwise, this might be an option. Thanks for the tip!

1:72 Mask - F-14 Tomcat National Insignia (Eduard XS542)
7. November at 17:03:42
Spanjaard glad to help :)
7. November at 21:57:11
7. November at 22:29:37
Jos Jansen Nice progress on that aggressor Patrick...lots of Hornets on SCM... ;)
8. November at 06:07:52
Pierre Nice work with that nose, will keep that in mind :)
14. November at 09:36:08
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November 13, 2019

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1:32 Undercarriage wheel door set for F4 Phantom (Revell) (Aerocraft Models ACM-32010)
 
Undercarriage wheel door set for F4 Phantom (Revell)
Aerocraft Models 1:32
ACM-32010
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November 12, 2019

Patrick Hagelstein
Has anybody ever been able to obtain Dr Pepper Resins products? I have no clue where to find a(n online) shop that carries these products.
1:72 F-18 Hornet seamless intakes (Dr Pepper Resins DPR-72-F18INT(A))
 
F-18 Hornet seamless intakes for Academy
Dr Pepper Resins 1:72
DPR-72-F18INT(A)
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Hans Robben It looks they are out of business for a while.
12. November at 17:21:13
Patrick Hagelstein Too bad!.... I would love to test these intakes....
12. November at 17:51:22
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November 9, 2019

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1:72 F-15J Eagle JASDF (Great Wall Hobby L7204)1:72 F-15 A/B/C/D Wolfhounds Soesterberg (Daco Products ASD7213)1:72 F-15C/D USA Compass Ghost (AeroMasks AM72-F1507)
 
8. November at 19:56:39 Share
Stephan Ryll Ah one of the „Queens own" very nice idea Patrick
8. November at 20:33:30
Patrick Hagelstein Thanks Stephan! I forgot that I ordered the sheet with Danny Coremans but had no plans for an F-15 yet. I found the GWH F-15J on eBay for a decent price, so will have a go at it a bit later. I was looking into a couple of AeroMasks and added the F-15C as well. It might become a 'thing' later on. ;)
8. November at 20:56:58
Jos Jansen Definitely a project to follow....you know lately I finished my Slobberin Wolfhound 1/48...so I am in!
9. November at 08:02:55
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November 8, 2019

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1:72 F-15C/D USA Compass Ghost (AeroMasks AM72-F1507)
 
F-15C/D USA Compass Ghost
AeroMasks 1:72
AM72-F1507
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1:72 F-15J Eagle JASDF (Great Wall Hobby L7204)
 
F-15J Eagle JASDF Air Combat Meet 2013
Great Wall Hobby 1:72
L7204
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November 6, 2019

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1:72 F-14A Tomcat (Great Wall Hobby L7206)
 
F-14A Tomcat
Great Wall Hobby 1:72
L7206
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November 4, 2019

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1:72 F/A-18D (Eduard 73364)
 
F/A-18D
Eduard 1:72
73364
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October 28, 2019

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1:48 Grumman F-14D Super Tomcat (AMK AvantGarde Model Kits 88007)
 
Grumman F-14D Super Tomcat
AMK AvantGarde Model Kits 1:48
88007
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October 23, 2019

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1:160 Krycell Fine Snow Powder (Precision Ice and Snow -)
 
Krycell Fine Snow Powder
Precision Ice and Snow 1:160
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October 21, 2019

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Thomas Bischoff Bicycle lanes look like this in switzerland :)
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21. October at 19:07:27
Thomas Bischoff I guess the airbase in pic 1 is Meiringen?
21. October at 19:10:52
Łukasz Gliński That's why I wrote "AFAIK" :D Been many times up there, but never rode a bike, maybe that's the reason ;) Great link Alex :D
21. October at 19:38:49
Spanjaard I would love to see something like that when I go biking to the office :D :D (used to se the airlines landing in Schiphol but it is not the same.... :P )
21. October at 20:31:20
Patrick Hagelstein Guys, thank you so much for this treasure chest of valuable information! Great stuff to read upon! I definitely want to portray this Bug crossing a road, so I might need to extend my groundwork to include the barrier in order to point out that it's actually a traffic road.
21. October at 23:34:31
Andy Ball do the cyclists have the right of way over the F/A-18? [joke...]
21. October at 23:38:08
Patrick Hagelstein Always!!! :D I'm Dutch and in the Netherlands cyclists have ALWAYS right of way! Whether they have or not is just semantics. ;)
21. October at 23:48:37
Spanjaard many certainly believe that!
21. October at 23:52:46
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October 17, 2019

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1:350 039G 'Sung' Class Attack Submarine (Bronco NB5012)
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039G 'Sung' Class Attack Submarine
Bronco 1:350
NB5012
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1:350 039G 'Sung' Class Attack Submarine (Bronco NB5012)
 
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1:72 F/A-18D Hornet (Academy 12422)
 
F/A-18D Hornet "US Marine Corps"
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12422
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1:72 F/A-18D Hornet (Academy 12422)1:72 F/A-18D (Eduard 73364)2+
McDonnell Douglas F/A-18D Hornet
CH Military Schweizer Luftwaffe (Swiss Air Force 1966-now)
 
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1:72 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet (F-4Dable Models F-4D 72-001)
Export Bugs (1)
McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet "Swiss, Spanish and Finnish"
F-4Dable Models 1:72
F-4D 72-001
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October 16, 2019

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1:72 Mirage IIIR (Special Hobby )
 
Mirage IIIR
Special Hobby 1:72
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October 10, 2019

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30. May at 15:12:55
Tzonglin Wu I think I find the difference that you told me in the 11th photo of this album. This F-16AM owns a very beautiful color scheme. I Look forward to your progress.
3. October at 05:51:00
Patrick Hagelstein Yep, that was when I was still frustrated about the Kasl Hobby plug and didn't realize that Kasl was right....for a Block 20. :) This one is shelved but often smiles at me from where it sits in my modeling room. ;) I really need to restart this one! :D
3. October at 11:35:21
bughunter Very careful and clean work On your first picture you have only MRP-207, but this is only the bright color. I miss the MRP-206, as on this picture:
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3. October at 13:11:50
Patrick Hagelstein Hi Bughunter, in the meantime I acquired the MRP-206 as well but I doubt if I have a use for it as this is the color for the lion rampant and that one is covered in the excellent Syhart decal set. I might only need it for some touch ups but then it's having my fingers crossed that the decals and MRP-206 exactly match. The other 'mistake' is the Eduard F100-229 engine set as this bird flies with an F100-220(E). The only external (for modelbuilding purposes) difference is the different spray ring but I highly doubt it will be that visible inside that burner can. Two reactions to this build in just a couple of hours.... I really need reconsidering this build and move it up in my building queu. ;)
3. October at 13:46:53
Hans Robben Patrick, the darker orange from MRP is unfortunately not a match for the Syhart decals. For VERY small touch ups it is OK though. Touch ups I did on mine are showing. I would recommend mixing it with some silver to match the Syhart decals better.
3. October at 13:51:09
Patrick Hagelstein Thanks for this tip Hans!
3. October at 15:31:05
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1:72 USN F-14A (Academy 12563)
 
USN F-14A VF-143 "Pukin Dogs"
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October 7, 2019

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1:72 F-111 A/B/C/D/E (EF-111) exhaust nozzles (Reskit RSU72-0028)
 
F-111 A/B/C/D/E (EF-111) exhaust nozzles for Hasegawa
Reskit 1:72
RSU72-0028
2019 | New tool
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October 3, 2019

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1:48 F-104G (Kinetic K48083)
 
F-104G Luftwaffe Starfighter
Kinetic 1:48
K48083
2019 | New tool
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Patrick Hagelstein
Curious as to what AMK can bring to the table. :)
1:48 F-104G (AMK AvantGarde Model Kits 88038)
 
F-104G Starfighter with full interior
AMK AvantGarde Model Kits 1:48
88038
2020* | New tool
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1:48 F-104G (AMK AvantGarde Model Kits 88038)
 
F-104G Starfighter with full interior
AMK AvantGarde Model Kits 1:48
88038
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1:72 USN F/A-18C (Academy 12564)1:72 F-18 A/C (Hi-Decal Line 72027)
McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A Hornet
US Military US Navy (1794-now)
VFA-127 Cyclons | 1993
 
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Patrick Hagelstein Welcome too Harry! ;)
2. October at 14:23:23
Konrad Limmer Well is there any space left maybe in the second row ;)!
Watching too!
2. October at 18:18:16
Patrick Hagelstein Always! I'll just remove some more seat covers. ;)
2. October at 20:25:21
Clifford Keesler Count me in please.
3. October at 01:40:31
3. October at 03:09:09
Patrick Hagelstein I noticed this kit has a more blueish grey plastic compared to the more common greenish grey Academy usually uses. Somehow this plastic is a tad harder and less susceptible to accidental cuts and gauches. And it could be me but the parts seem to have very small protrusions on inside surfaces as a matter of fact helping aligning the parts. Did Academy update the molds???
3. October at 03:14:07
Donald Dickson II Another one to watch.
3. October at 03:23:27
Patrick Hagelstein More than welcome Donald!
3. October at 03:43:46
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September 11, 2019

Patrick Hagelstein
Isn't this a reboxing of the Hasegawa one? The box art is the same for sure.
1:72 Leopard 2 (FADA XIEDA )
 
Leopard 2
FADA XIEDA 1:72
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10. September at 16:14:06 Share
Markus Antonius lol.. probably some cheap ripp off
11. September at 07:52:03
Patrick Hagelstein :( I'm afraid you're right.... ;) Either way, that Hasegawa Leopard is actually not that bad! For a very early Leopard 2 it is very accurate in spite of the oversimplified running gear.
11. September at 18:05:41
Markus Antonius i totally agree! it makes up for a nice represantation of the leo2... and much easier to get than the dragon kit.
btw. if you like leopards, try artitecs 1/87 scale resin kits.
11. September at 19:44:12
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September 4, 2019

Patrick Hagelstein and Paul Juliano are now mates.
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September 3, 2019

Patrick Hagelstein will attend SuperCon 2019
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September 1, 2019

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Murad ÖZER who sent me here? :D
26. August at 10:54:06
Jos Jansen As an ex Dutch tanker, I am not a fan of this version of the Leopard 2A6 NL ... I know the history how this decision came about. Aside from who made this misguided decision to paint a battle tank in orange, it will be a challenge for a model to copy this ...
26. August at 11:07:07
Patrick Hagelstein Well Jos, I'm with you on some aspects. Back then I used to work not far away from our Leopard engineering office and they had this huge poster hanging in their office and it intrigued me to some extend. When I saw this vehicle (weren't there actually two vehicles? I see different license plates and different text fonts...) parked in The Hague for Veterans Day, I took pictures from a modeler's perspective for future reference. (No Leopard 2A6 project I was working on back then, only a 2A4 was in the works) Recently I was given a Tamiya 2A6 by a modelclub member and I wanted to do something 'extra' to it. At first I wanted to do a Hohenfels 2A5, all muddied up but when I saw this picture in my references, it reminded me of that orange tank. Being the only Dutch guy in my group and doing something 'extra', it sparked my interest. I agree with you that this isn't a prime example of how well our other tanks were kept back in those days but this is more of a 'shock and awe' experiment in my club. Back then in The Hague it was a rainy day and the water-soluble paint started to wear off already. In my pictures (which I will upload quite soon) you can see the paint running off already and it gave the vehicle a shabby look already. Especially because the front side skirts were folded down and stowed it gave the vehicle a haphazard look. Either way, looking into the references, it needed some more work than the Tamiya kit could offer and having the Border Models BT-002 coming in this weekend, I decided to go all out and portray it as it was that Saturday morning in June 2008. The Border Models kit is unbelievable when it comes to details but I still have to use parts of the Revell kit for the Dutch radio setup and the Dutch smoke dischargers. Other than that, I agree with you that this will be a challenge! The devil is in the details and the more I look, the more differences I see compared to the German kit versions....
26. August at 14:13:25
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Mark Norfolk What a difference the spray cans made! Does oven cleaner work on anything or just Testors? Looking v smart Patrick.
13. August at 19:45:17
Patrick Hagelstein I remember using it on Tamiya spray paint back home and it worked a charm there too. Back then I sprayed the oven cleaner on the whole model and put it in a container. This time I needed to be a bit more precise, that's why I sprayed it in a little jar and brushed from that.
13. August at 19:53:07
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Mark Norfolk Thanks :)
14. August at 17:55:17
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Brian Y This project came out nicely!. I'd like to see more detail about your canopy masking method. The photo showing the raw masking tape was impressive.
31. August at 01:13:27
Patrick Hagelstein Hi Brian! Glad you like it! I took it to my modeling club yesterday and put it in the display cabinet over there before I could take some pictures of the finished build. I'll take some more pictures over there next Friday.
31. August at 23:50:05
Patrick Hagelstein With a well defined canopy frame, masking is actually quite easy. Cut a piece of Tamiya tape just a tad bigger than the window pane and line one side up to the edge of the frame. Burnish the rest down and hold the canopy into the light. With a fresh and sharp blade lightly trace the frame and make one clean cut per side. You'll see that the tape pulls off fine and leaves the window pane covered. Just burnish it down to be sure and spray ahead in light coats.
31. August at 23:55:17
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26. August at 21:42:28 Share
Spanjaard low viz ;)
27. August at 21:02:45
Hans Robben Blends in perfectly in a Dutch landscape, especially in 1988 :D.
27. August at 21:10:30
Spanjaard zeker, on Koningsdag (Koninginnedag in 88 :P)
27. August at 21:30:46
Patrick Hagelstein :D Ècht wèl!
28. August at 03:58:10
Chris Greathouse How many tubes of glue to put that model together? :P Ha, thanks for the share. :D cool reference pics.
28. August at 04:42:52
Hans Robben I remember being stationed in Germany for an exercise in 1988 and during the weekend we watched the soccer semi-final vs Germany in the middle of nowhere with our platoon, everybody dressed in the orange sport gear we were issued with. Good memories.
28. August at 05:21:56
Patrick Hagelstein Chris, in the pictures you can still see the remnats of the duct tape they used. ;)
Hans, that must have been some experience! I remember watching the games on a big screen in a Portuguese market square with my colleagues while attending an exercise in 2014. Too bad the German participants decided to paint four stars on their helicopters.... :(
28. August at 15:45:01
28. August at 15:58:22
Daniel Klink Very nice Pics Patrick Never knew there was a Low Visibilty Version of the 2A4 :)
28. August at 16:00:11
Jos Jansen Hans and Spanjaard, this miserable version (my personal opinion) of this powerful MBT was during the air force days in Leeuwarden in 2008 ... this A6 came from my Battalion (there is quite a story attached to it)...

@Patrick ... no hard feelings mate ;), it will be a challenge to copy this ... it is not duct tape, but velcro which was used for placing own troops' identification marks.
https://flickr.com/photos/124222809@N05/15984793776/
28. August at 17:22:51
Patrick Hagelstein :D I know Jos! In the close ups (picture 23) you can actually notice the velcro. ;) And no hard feelings for sure! :) When I saw the gimmick on TV I thought it was funny, seeing the real deal up close and personal, I was less thrilled as well... Looking at the pictures you can see that on that rainy day the paint was already wearing off and dripping off the tank. It looks rather scruffy and this beauty/beast deserves better! I will portray my build as earlier on that day with the paint still 'intact' with only some minor scuffing in some places. I chose the Border Models Leopard 2A6 because it comes with an empty engine deck, which comes in handy because this particular vehicle was devoid of any tooling or hoses apart from the rearranged towing cables. As a matter of fact, may I ask you a question as a subject matter expert? I know our 2A4s had the big non-skid patches with the circular patch on the air intakes (I need to alter that on my upcoming 2A4NO build), did the 2A5s and 2A6s still have those large patches or were the patches reapplied during the depot visit to rebuild the 2A4s to 2A5/6s?
28. August at 17:40:54
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August 28, 2019

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1:72 Chance Vought F4U (Fundekals F4U)
 
Chance Vought F4U
Fundekals 1:72
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August 26, 2019

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1:35 Bergepanzer 2 (Takom 2122)
 
Bergepanzer 2 Standard
Takom 1:35
2122
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August 25, 2019

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1:35 Leopard 2A4/A4NL (Revell 03193)
 
Leopard 2A4/A4NL
Revell 1:35
03193 (80-3193)
2013 | Changed parts
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August 23, 2019

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1:35 ITALIAN MODERN A.F.V. CREW (Model Victoria 0004)
 
ITALIAN MODERN A.F.V. CREW
Model Victoria 1:35
0004
200* | New tool
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August 22, 2019

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August 21, 2019

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1:48 F-35A Lightning II (Meng Model LS-011)
Lockheed Martin
F-35A Lightning II Royal Netherlands Air Force
Meng Model 1:48
LS-011
2019* | Changed decals
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August 19, 2019

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1:72 J79-GE-7/7A/11A/17A Engine Exhaust Nozzle for F-4 E/F/G/J/EJ/S (MK1 Design MA-72018)
J79-GE-7/7A/11A/17A Engine Exhaust Nozzle for F-4 E/F/G/J/EJ/S Nozzle & Afterburner Set (Opened)
MK1 Design 1:72
MA-72018
2019 | New tool
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August 16, 2019

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August 15, 2019

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Project: Big Hog
1:72 F4U-1 Corsair (Academy 1657)1:72 F4U-1A USN & USMC Corsairs (SuperScale International 72-701)
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Andy Ball I love subtle weathering... great balance and restraint on top of a superb paint job!
12. August at 21:40:16
Patrick Hagelstein Thanks Andy! If you need any tips, just holler Urban.
12. August at 23:43:30
Urban Gardini Yes, I'll do so if there's something that arises in my mind...
13. August at 08:51:02
Guy Rump Great weathering and a lovely model all round :)
13. August at 21:35:15
Patrick Hagelstein Thanks Guy!
14. August at 01:21:25
Łukasz Gliński Well done
14. August at 07:50:59
Alec K Looks great Patrick. I will have to refer to your salt technique when I build mine
15. August at 14:48:05
Patrick Hagelstein Glad to be of help! :)
15. August at 15:57:33
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August 14, 2019

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1:35 Trots op onze jongens (Black Lion Decals BLD05-2010)
 
Trots op onze jongens
Black Lion Decals 1:35
BLD05-2010
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1:35 Leopard 2A6 (Tamiya 35271)
Bundeswehr
Leopard 2A6 Main Battle Tank
Tamiya 1:35
35271
2003 | Changed parts
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Ideas
1:35 Leopard 2A4/A4NL (Revell 03193)1:35 Leopard 2A5/A6 (Border Model BT-002)1+
 
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August 13, 2019

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1:35 Standard Interior Bergepanzer 2 (Perfect Scale Modellbau 35192)
 
Standard Interior Bergepanzer 2 Takom 2122
Perfect Scale Modellbau 1:35
35192
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August 7, 2019

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1:72 F-18 A/C (Hi-Decal Line 72027)
 
F-18 A/C
Hi-Decal Line 1:72
72027
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August 3, 2019

Patrick Hagelstein added a new photoalbum.
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Project: Big Hog
1:72 F4U-1 Corsair (Academy 1657)1:72 F4U-1A USN & USMC Corsairs (SuperScale International 72-701)
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Patrick Hagelstein Danke Stephan!
17. July at 17:59:54
Łukasz Gliński Nice progress fighting against these decals.
18. July at 07:33:34
Holger Kranich Dammit! How could i miss this? Awesome Patrick! 8)
18. July at 07:39:42
Patrick Hagelstein The struggle is real, Łukasz.... :( Thanks Holger, welcome aboard! ;)
18. July at 17:12:47
Alec K Decals can be a real pain. Looking great
19. July at 11:39:45
Slavo Hazucha Discovered this only now... - great job I love the way you made the surface & propeller suffer ;)
3. August at 05:14:58
Christian Bruer Nice progress Patrick it all comes out very nice.
3. August at 10:07:25
Patrick Hagelstein :D Why should I be any milder than the Pacific coral sand and sun? ;)
3. August at 10:36:52
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July 29, 2019

Patrick Hagelstein will attend SCM Aggressor Group Build Fall 2019
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Jos Jansen Great Patrick....
29. July at 09:07:15
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July 26, 2019

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1:35 Leopard 2A5/A6 (Border Model BT-002)
 
Leopard 2A5/A6 A5 A6 Early & A6 Late
Border Model 1:35
BT-002
2019 | New tool
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July 25, 2019

Patrick Hagelstein and Jos Jansen are now mates.
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Holger Kranich Great kit obviously!
In my opinion the lift Spoilers are part of pre flight check at the last Chance.
25. July at 08:46:37
Murad ÖZER following :)
25. July at 11:34:08
Patrick Hagelstein Whauw!!! Thank you guys! This combined information helped me a lot in my decision making. I'll definitely go ahead and modify the wings in only spoilers up position as that is how I want to portray the plane: taxiing out to take off and doing the preflight checks along the way. More pictures to follow soon! :)
25. July at 13:35:22
Donald Dickson II Rio works. As long as you dont eject me into the canopy. ;)
25. July at 13:38:40
Patrick Hagelstein :D :D :D Luckily Maverick gets a new chance somewhere in 2020. ;)
25. July at 13:43:24
Daniel I'll take a seat in the tower with a nice big mug of coffee. And no, the pattern is full. ;)
25. July at 18:31:21
25. July at 18:43:52
Donald Dickson II That preview is freaking awesome. Gotta see it!
25. July at 19:32:52
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July 23, 2019

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Patrick Hagelstein Martin, I pre-ordered it through LuckyModel.com https://luckymodel.com/scale.aspx?item_no=GW-L7203
22. July at 15:07:09
Martin o Thanks Patrick! Ordered there. Was the shipping fast?
23. July at 12:31:47
Patrick Hagelstein It said between 7 and 11 days and I think it arrived in little over a week. Pretty fast and cheaper then elsewhere.
23. July at 12:49:20
Patrick Hagelstein Yesterday I fondled with the wing (couldn't resist....) and the wing has the right curvature in it! All along all the different slat, spoilers and flaps over different sprues! Amazing! And the construction pegs are Gundan sized, no worries about misalignment. :)
23. July at 12:51:19
Martin o Thats nice to hear. I am planning to use the wings for my heavy maintenance project.
23. July at 14:10:20
Holger Kranich It´s taking shape, Patrick. And when i am allowed to say: Incredible!
23. July at 14:16:45
Stephan Ryll Very nice progress Patrick
23. July at 14:58:55
Patrick Hagelstein I'm working my Corsair and Hellcat club projects off my workbench to get start working for my own fun again! :D
23. July at 15:29:19
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July 17, 2019

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1:72 SF-37 Viggen (Tarangus TA7204)
 
SF-37 Viggen
Tarangus 1:72
TA7204
2019 | Changed parts
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July 15, 2019

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1:35 US Tank Crews (PARACEL MINIATURES BDE3501)
 
US Tank Crews For M60 Tank
PARACEL MINIATURES 1:35
BDE3501
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1:35 Extra Thin Camouflage Net (Snow Grey) (AFV Club AC35021)
 
Extra Thin Camouflage Net (Snow Grey)
AFV Club 1:35
AC35021
2013 | New tool
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1:35 Barrel Rheinmetall Rh 120mm L/44 for Leopard 2A4 (Magic Models MM35153)
 
Barrel Rheinmetall Rh 120mm L/44 for Leopard 2A4 for Meng
Magic Models 1:35
MM35153
2017 | New tool
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1:35 Leopard 2 (Echelon Fine Details T35008)
 
Leopard 2 Fearsome cats of the European Nations
Echelon Fine Details 1:35
T35008
2007 | New tool
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15. July at 18:59:15 Share
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1:35
Ideas
1:35 Leopard 2 A4 (Meng Model TS-016)1:35 Extra Thin Camouflage Net (Snow Grey) (AFV Club AC35021)1:35 Leopard 2A4 Batch 8 4 + 4 Smoke Launchers (Leopard Workshop LW027C)8+
Leopard 2A4NO
NO Military Den Norske Hær (Royal Norwegian Army 1814-now)
Tank Sqn., Telemark Bn. Various | 2004 | Plain Green
 
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July 11, 2019

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1:32 Spitfire MkII Aces High (Revell 05688)
 
Spitfire MkII Aces High 35th Anniversary Iron Maiden
Revell 1:32
05688
2019 | Changed parts
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1:72 F-14D Tomcat (Great Wall Hobby L7203)
 
F-14D Tomcat
Great Wall Hobby 1:72
L7203
2019 | New tool
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July 10, 2019

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1:32 Spitfire MkII Aces High (Revell 05688)
 
Spitfire MkII Aces High 35th Anniversary Iron Maiden
Revell 1:32
05688
2019 | Changed parts
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10. July at 16:11:49 Share

July 8, 2019

Patrick Hagelstein owns this item
1:72 F6F-5 "Hellcat" (Hobby Boss 80260)
 
F6F-5 "Hellcat" Easy Assembly
Hobby Boss 1:72
80260
2009 | Changed parts
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8. July at 17:34:20 Share
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Albums: 1 with 58 images
1:72
In progress
1:72 F6F-5 "Hellcat" (Hobby Boss 80260)
Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat
US Military US Navy (1794-now)
VF-27 | USS Princeton 1944 | Glossy Sea Blue
 
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July 5, 2019

Patrick Hagelstein owns this item
1:72 FJ-3 Fury - Part 1 (Caracal Models CD72076)
 
FJ-3 Fury - Part 1
Caracal Models 1:72
CD72076
2018* | New tool
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1:72
Ideas
1:72 North American FJ-3 Fury (Sword SW 72108)
 
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1:72 North American FJ-3 Fury (Sword SW 72108)
 
North American FJ-3 Fury
Sword 1:72
SW 72108
2017 | Changed parts
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June 26, 2019

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1:72 F4U-1A USN & USMC Corsairs (SuperScale International 72-701)
 
F4U-1A USN & USMC Corsairs
SuperScale International 1:72
72-701
199x | New tool
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June 25, 2019

Patrick Hagelstein Added a new review for:
1:72 F-14D Tomcat (Great Wall Hobby L7203)
 
F-14D Tomcat
Great Wall Hobby 1:72
L7203
2019 | New tool
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Previewed on
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June 24, 2019

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1:72 F4U-1 Corsair (Academy 1657)
 
F4U-1 Corsair
Academy 1:72
1657
200* | Changed box
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24. June at 15:01:58 Share
Patrick Hagelstein added a new project.
Albums: 2 with 73 images
1:72
Completed
1:72 F4U-1 Corsair (Academy 1657)1:72 F4U-1A USN & USMC Corsairs (SuperScale International 72-701)
Vought F4U-1A Corsair
US Military US Navy (1794-now)
VF-17 1 (BIG HOG) (Cdr. Tommy Blackburn) | 1943 | Navy Blue, Medium Blue, White
 
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June 21, 2019

Patrick Hagelstein added a new project.
1:48
Ideas
1:48 F-4F Phantom II (Hasegawa 07007)1:48 F-4E/F Phantom II Cockpit Set (Aires 4126)1:48 F-4 Exhaust Nozzles Late (Eduard 648023)5+
McDonnell Douglas F-4F Phantom II
DE Military Bundeswehr Luftwaffe (German Air Force 1956-now)
WTD 61 38+13 | Final Flight - Manching 2013
 
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Murad ÖZER oooh man, Patrick i sincerely hope this won't remain as an idea, Deutsche Phantom and a very special livery at that, can only mean one word: EPIC! :)
17. April at 16:16:08
Patrick Hagelstein That was quick Murad! :) Welcome aboard! Currently I'm building the 1/72 version of this very bird but that is going to be a kit bashing massacre as I'm combining the Academy F-4J, Revell F-4F and ESCI F-4E into the Mother of all Phantoms. ;) The 1/48 inflight version will be my Zen moment in between of that one. ;)
F-4F WTD 61 (Academy/Revell/ESCI) | Project by Hagel (1:72)
17. April at 16:52:56
Holger Kranich Hi guys! I had the pleasure to see her live! She´s a beauty!
18. April at 05:55:18
Murad ÖZER i'm officially jealous!
18. April at 11:55:03
Patrick Hagelstein I just filed an official jealousy form as well. ;)
18. April at 14:13:23
Christian W This looks quite interesting!
20. June at 17:56:33
Patrick Hagelstein Hi Christian! Thanks! Sadly it's on a back burner for now as I have some modelclub 'commitment' going on now. But I can see the box from my workbench, so it still has my attention. ;)
20. June at 19:13:25
Christian W This is what I do with my "mid term projects" too :D If they are in sight, the always give me bad feelings about how ling they still sit and wait.
21. June at 06:52:11
Patrick Hagelstein :D So true....
21. June at 13:26:40
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June 13, 2019

Patrick Hagelstein added a new photoalbum.
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5. September 2017 at 00:46:19 Share
Greg Baker I'm a little scared of this picture...
5. September 2017 at 00:51:57
5. September 2017 at 00:52:57
Patrick Hagelstein But it surely gets some attention!
5. September 2017 at 00:53:17
Spanjaard amazing reference pictures Patrick, thanks a million!!!!
i only wonder why they piled those bombs underneath her.... did ever a Tomcat carry such a load????
5. September 2017 at 08:13:07
Patrick Hagelstein No, those are WWII era bombs. There is a lot of restauration work going on. I guess those bombs were just placed there to create some room elswhere.
5. September 2017 at 15:43:03
Spanjaard That is what I thought . Too many planes, too little space and time.... Just like us, and our stash :D
6. September 2017 at 14:58:32
Patrick Hagelstein :D Good one Spanjaard!
6. September 2017 at 16:58:42
Holger Kranich Very nice and detailed piccies!!! Priceless !
13. June at 19:03:53
13. June at 19:53:06
Martin o some of those pictures are quite rare to see. would you mind uploading some of those to imgur in full resolution? thanks for this album in any case
13. June at 20:22:28
Patrick Hagelstein Sure! I took those last year with a phone. I need to find them in my archives again... Might be something for the weekend....
13. June at 20:43:51
Martin o haha no rush :) Interested mainly in the gear wells. Won't start on the next cat until the CV is finished
13. June at 20:55:15
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June 12, 2019

Patrick Hagelstein Added a new review for:
1:72 F-14D Tomcat (Great Wall Hobby L7203)
 
F-14D Tomcat
Great Wall Hobby 1:72
L7203
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Patrick Hagelstein Exactly!!! :D
21. May at 14:34:49
Markus Antonius THE perfect Tomcat in 72nd? Let's cross fingers...
21. May at 18:01:37
Patrick Hagelstein I'm with you Markus!
21. May at 18:23:54
Patrick Hagelstein Hobby.dn.ua has it on pre-order! I'm tempted to jump in but might wait what prices will be here in the US.
22. May at 14:17:06
Patrick Hagelstein Just visited Lucky Model and looking at their pre-order sprue shots it seems this will only be in air defense mode, so without the BRU-32s and with only the LANTIRN pylon, not the LANTIRN itself. :( Does that mean we have to wait for another Bombcat boxing??? :(
12. June at 14:18:46
Martin o tbh seems kinda weird to me putting bombs on a tomcat anyway :) I can send you the LANTIRN I have from the Fujimi box :)
12. June at 14:32:12
Patrick Hagelstein True, it's weird but then again in the heydays of it's career there wasn't too much to fire at from a long distance. Somehow the Afghani and Iraqi warring factions didn't have that many long distance interceptors or cruise missiles to fire at fleet battle groups. It's not that I'm in need of the LANTIRN itself but I think it's weird looking at the Moxing.net sprue shots with LANTIRN and Bombcat sprues in it and then looking at the 'actual' sprues where they are not included.
12. June at 14:40:12
Martin o ah yes, right. that makes sense
12. June at 17:49:20
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June 10, 2019

Patrick Hagelstein owns this item
1:72 F/A-18A Hornet (Academy 12424)
 
F/A-18A Hornet "Blue Angels 2009/2010" [Special Edition]
Academy 1:72
12424
2010 | Changed decals
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June 1, 2019

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May 29, 2019

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1:35 M1A2 SEP V2 (VOIIO 01101)
US Main Battle Tank
M1A2 SEP V2
VOIIO 1:35
01101
2019* | New tool
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May 25, 2019

Patrick Hagelstein wants this item
1:72 Family of Hawks (Print Scale 72-017)
Sikorsky Hawks
Family of Hawks
Print Scale 1:72
72-017
2012
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May 23, 2019

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1:35 Wiesel 1 Tow Interior detail set (Moxing Studio x)
 
Wiesel 1 Tow Interior detail set AFV 35265, 35014
Moxing Studio 1:35
x
2019 | New tool
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1:72 Type 16 MCV (Aoshima 056844)
JGSDF
Type 16 MCV "Rapid Deployment Regiment"
Aoshima 1:72
056844 (17)
2019 | Changed parts
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May 16, 2019

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1:144 McDonnell Douglas KC-10 Extender (MikroMir 144-zzz)
 
McDonnell Douglas KC-10 Extender
MikroMir 1:144
144-zzz
2019* | New tool
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May 10, 2019

Patrick Hagelstein Added a new review for:
1:72 F-16Mlu 100th Anniversary (Revell 03905)
 
F-16Mlu 100th Anniversary
Revell 1:72
03905
2018 | Changed decals
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May 9, 2019

Patrick Hagelstein
Darn.... I should have waited for it to come with an Abrams as a load... Well....
1:72 M1070 & M1000 w/ M1A2 SEP Abrams Tusk II (Takom 5002x)
 
M1070 & M1000 w/ M1A2 SEP Abrams Tusk II
Takom 1:72
5002x
2019 | Changed parts
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D Zirkzee The Bulldozer is certainly an interesting and different subject...
8. May at 12:24:19
Patrick Hagelstein It is! Especially as it isn't available as a separate kit (yet). The thing is, I already bought that specific Abrams kit. ;)
8. May at 15:14:01
Bart Goesaert the dozer does exist as a separate kit, but in resin so far... these are nice kits...
8. May at 15:21:31
Patrick Hagelstein True! they really are!
8. May at 15:28:23
Dallas Hanson Gah... No way I'm building a second one... this first one is already straining what remains of my sanity... months just to get the truck chassis done! Good Luck, better you than me!! XD
8. May at 16:12:53
D Zirkzee Dallas Hanson, why is that? Is it a bad kit or complicated?
9. May at 04:59:24
Dallas Hanson D ZirkZee ... Complicated would be one way to explain it... very detailed and intricate kit, at least in the Hobby Boss kit... the frame alone was assembled from nearly a dozen pieces, and I have yet to run the hydraulic and brake lines...
9. May at 21:32:05
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May 7, 2019

May 4, 2019

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1:35 Beach Queen (Legend Productions LF0096)
 
Beach Queen
Legend Productions 1:35
LF0096
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1:35 Beach Queen (Legend Productions LF0096)
 
Beach Queen
Legend Productions 1:35
LF0096
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May 2, 2019

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1:72 Tracks for Leclerc (OKB Grigorov S72420)
 
Tracks for Leclerc
OKB Grigorov 1:72
S72420
2019 | New tool
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April 26, 2019

Patrick Hagelstein owns this item
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1:144 F-15 Open Nozzle - Frosted Detail (Small scale shop 004D)
 
F-15 Open Nozzle - Frosted Detail
Small scale shop 1:144
004D
2018 | New tool
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April 17, 2019

Patrick Hagelstein added a new photoalbum.
23 images
1:72
View album0
Updated: March 11, 2019
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Patrick Hagelstein Thanks! Now I have to get the main kit built and get these colors applied.
11. March at 13:16:15
Kerry COX Alclad, once you get used to it and how it works, will give you a fantastic result.
A most impressive build. :) :) :)
12. March at 02:39:09
Patrick Hagelstein Thanks Kerry! This means a lot coming from the Bare Metal Master himself! :) This is only the test album though; I'm using my intended methods and materials on scrap parts to see if my plans work out as I want them to. This way I can dip the parts in alcohol and start over without ruining the actual plane.
12. March at 04:25:29
Kerry COX This is what make a good/great modeller.
Experiment as much as you can.
Alclad really surprised me when I first used it, but it was the blunders and ignoring all the tips on how to get it's wonderful results that has me using it as often as I can and getting fantastic results. :)
I was so tempted to alclad chrome my F-100D. !
I did it with my British Electrics 'Lightning II' and except for the PE bits I screwed up, it was a real treat to see just how smooth and neat the whole model looked. :)
The thing I discovered was once the base gloss black was down, you can spray the metal paint straight over the top. As it does not need to be dry before the metal coat goes on, and, sprayed like your dusting the finest thinnest paint you have ever used, all from a good distance from the model, almost like a 'puff' application.
Don't spray the metal paints like 'regular' paints.In fact, the lightest of coats and many of them.
But I am not here to tell you what to do. :)
The fun part comes when you see the layers build up to a rich level of reflection.
Just don't paint any areas where your fingers have left behind any fingerprints, as these will just leap out of the black base and ruin everything.
Happy days mate.
12. March at 05:10:15
Patrick Hagelstein :D Took some time to answer your post... You're absolutely right! The thinner the coat, the more reflective it gets. I used Mr. Color GX2 for the gloss black but I might come back with the the Alclad II Black Base once I go for real. I kept the metals until the very last, just to not have to handle the model after the Black was on. I like the Alclads too but think I'll use some RAF Aircraft Silver to brighten up the colors a bit more as they seem a little dark to me. They will darken up more after applying the soot and weathering.
16. March at 02:58:19
Kerry COX That will be interesting to see the final result Patrick.
:)
16. March at 04:11:10
17. April at 17:00:08
Patrick Hagelstein And welcome too! :D
17. April at 17:00:47
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