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January 11, 2021

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Patrick Hagelstein
Fujimi pilots are pretty nice. Quickboost also has a set of pilots already attached to GRU-7s.
14. October 2020, 01:15
14. October 2020, 01:17
Martin von Schreckenstein
hey Patrick, aerobonus pilots are already in. pictures incoming! :)
14. October 2020, 13:09
Martin von Schreckenstein
uploaded the pics of the aerobonus pilots. They almost look too good for this kit. I glued the canopy closed, masked it and did some sculpting to improve the fit. I also started on the paintjob but covering the black base with all that bright paint is a lot of work so i'm gonna start with white surfacer first. I will try to make the skunk stripe with masking only but I have little faith for this
14. October 2020, 13:58
15. October 2020, 03:11
Martin von Schreckenstein
I will go ahead and call the first attempt at masking the skunk stripe a failure :) It was an exploratory attempt anyway so no hard feelings. The surface paint however - a test with the Mission Model paints - really nice!
11. January, 12:06
Patrick Hagelstein
I ordered some Mission Model paints to play with, but wasn't that thrilled with them as I find them quite thick to spray. They level out beautifully though, but I don't have a felling that I have the finesse I get with highly diluted lacquers.
11. January, 16:32
Martin von Schreckenstein
haha Patrick I came to the same conclusion so I went for some ghetto experimentation and found that few drops of distilled water produce an astonishing result. I am planning to try with IPA which should be even better.
11. January, 20:08
Martin von Schreckenstein added a new photoalbum.
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Project: IJN Fuso 1938
1:700 Fuso (Fujimi 43115)1:700 IJN 15,5cm/60 (6.1in) 3rd Year Type barrels (Master SM-700-006)1:700 IJN 36cm/45 (14in) Vickers and 41st Year Types barrels (Master SM-700-009)
8 | 2. October 2020, 08:05
Martin von Schreckenstein
I progressed on the Lutzow as well. No pictures there yet tho
2. October 2020, 08:07
Dave Flitton
Nice start!!
2. October 2020, 20:43
3. October 2020, 17:57
Martin von Schreckenstein
Working on this one together with SMS Lutzow. The railings and rigging still to do. I love how the E8N turned out.
11. January, 12:13
11. January, 18:43
Guy Rump
Lovely ship, I like the E8N too! :)
11. January, 19:14
Martin von Schreckenstein added a new photoalbum.
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Project: SMS Lutzow
1:700 SMS Lützow 1916 (FlyHawk Model FH1301S)1:700 German 8,8cm (3,4 in) SK L/45, FLAK L/45 (Master SM-700-055)1:700 German 30,5cm (12 in) SK L/50 (Master SM-700-053)1+
8. October 2019, 10:01
Martin von Schreckenstein
I was really curious about how those metal barrels work so I went ahead and installed them. Quite a bit of work but not as bad as I expected. The Flyhawk kit is incredible, I keep looking into the box every day :)
8. October 2019, 10:04
Slavo Hazucha
Nice, particularly the casemate battery gets a massive boost in scale detail! Poor Lützow took quite a beating, are you by chance going for a Jutland dio?
8. October 2019, 10:29
Martin von Schreckenstein
Not a dio specifically but I will definitely try and complete the I. Aufklarungsgruppe, just waiting for the kits to be made :) As for Lutzow, the kit even includes the destroyer which was used by Hipper to switch ships mid battle so they will be side by side but no water base is planned..
8. October 2019, 10:35
Dave Flitton
Watching!!!
8. October 2019, 11:55
Slavo Hazucha
So I guess the Lützow will not be depicted in the state when the exchange happened ;)
8. October 2019, 12:09
Martin von Schreckenstein
haha I would not have the heart for that Slavo :) I am still recovering from cutting into the Hasegawa Tomcat :)
8. October 2019, 12:11
Richmond
Bookmarked
9. October 2019, 11:02
9. October 2019, 13:09
Martin von Schreckenstein
uploaded some pictures showing the status of this project. I am now finishing my PE effort with rigging to start soon.
11. January, 11:00

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December 22, 2020

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Project: 2x F-14A VF-1
1:72 F-14A Tomcat (FineMolds FP-30)1:72 F-14A early version - nose tip & Angle Of Attack probe (Master AM-72-034)1:72 Grumman F-14A Tomcat (Eduard 73650)
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Dominik Weitzer
super work on the decals! looking good in my view.
love the F14.
24. July 2019, 14:54
Martin von Schreckenstein
Thank you Dominik!
24. July 2019, 18:48
Martin von Schreckenstein
Hello, I am gonna be printing another sheet and I am looking through the original sheets to see if maybe there is something I could reuse. What do you guys think of the last pics in this album (#12-15)? The screenprint technology obv makes the edges a little fuzzy but the modex numbers at the very least are quite usable, no?
18. November 2019, 08:38
Patrick Hagelstein
As you said, the edges are a bit fuzzy but the modex numbers are crisp.
18. November 2019, 14:28
Spanjaard
Nice job on those decals
22. November 2019, 11:54
Martin von Schreckenstein
Going for round two on the decals. the new sheets will hopefully be picked up for printing by a very solid company everybody knows. Each sheet will have two jets on it too, including all the stencils. I am also making the instruction sheet for them.
6. February 2020, 14:30
Patrick Hagelstein
One modeler is interested for sure! ;)
6. February 2020, 15:49
Saeed Ezadi
You have very Nice collection of Cats Martin. Keep going!
22. December 2020, 21:43

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November 17, 2020

Martin von Schreckenstein added a new photoalbum.
6 | 20. August 2020, 08:53
Ata Turgay
Nice weathering and details
20. August 2020, 11:20
Martin von Schreckenstein
added some pics of the painting process, featuring my daughter's art. Cant wait for that high demarcation line. I have also changed the name of the album to take part in the group build.
1. November 2020, 10:28
Jos Jansen
Great start Martin, it will be a joy to follow this one...! Just finished my Emile... :D
1. November 2020, 10:33
Martin von Schreckenstein
Also wanted to ask: since this is an in flight build, I am reluctant to include the propeller and just fill the nose with something as to not look empty. what do you guys think? any other ideas? thanks!
1. November 2020, 10:33
Roland Gunslinger
Great start
1. November 2020, 11:32
Martin von Schreckenstein
The marking masks came out fantastic. Especially considering how troublesome placing them was. On to the decals!
8. November 2020, 16:04
Patrick Hagelstein
Hi Martin! Welcome to the group build. Considering in flight prop birds; I once sandwiched a clear disk between two spinner parts when I was a teenager. It looked OK back then, but that was before I owned an airbrush. For a planned Mustang build I'm planning on the same, but then add faint blurs with my airbrush. For a FW-190 build I'm thinking of your approach as the propeller is one part with the spinner and riddled with mold shift lines. I want to graft the spinner from plastic tubes and just stick it on. Looking at pictures of those planes in flight, it will just look the part. Just put your spinner on and see if it feels good to you, otherwise an acetate disk might be an idea.
8. November 2020, 16:41
Daniel
that emil really looks the part. Nice work! looking forward to your formation approach
17. November 2020, 21:02

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October 27, 2020

Martin von Schreckenstein added a new photoalbum.
1 | 26. October 2020, 23:38
Martin Oostrom
I would love to see this in the picture 1 scheme.
27. October 2020, 09:06
Martin von Schreckenstein
Hello Martin! thank you for your feedback!. I will upload picture 2 visualization as well to compare but I am leaning for pic 1 as well. Originally, the design was intended for merchant navy so I hope it won't be too wrong on a battleship. Pic 2 seems a little more as a fighting scheme to me..
27. October 2020, 09:29

October 14, 2020

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1:700 HMS Agincourt (Deluxe Edition) (FlyHawk Model FH1310S)
 
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October 12, 2020

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7. September 2020, 11:14

August 24, 2020

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Scratchbuilt
 
1 | 24. August 2020, 18:27
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1:72 F-14A Tomcat (Great Wall Hobby L7206)
 
24. August 2020, 12:50
Martin von Schreckenstein added a new photoalbum.
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3 | 17. June 2018, 20:04
Martin von Schreckenstein
I finally managed to spray the hangar. With the basic details on the deck complete, I will be able to finally put the two pieces together and seal the deal with the elevator. Looking forward to starting with all the details, the kit looks pretty basic right now.
25. June 2018, 08:20
Norbert Steffens
Hi Martin,

great. I'm in...
25. June 2018, 11:08
Martin von Schreckenstein
The deck is now on the hull. The details I am adding are mostly inaccurate, sadly. Gotta use up those PE parts. Putting the 1/700 crewmen on will be fun
8. July 2018, 22:01
Martin von Schreckenstein
After going mad several times from gluing the railings, the LSO post, rigging and stern lights are the last details separating me from the last and most anticipated build part. The small crewmen. The tiny metal sailors are overjoyed about hopping aboard their ship soon.
19. July 2018, 18:45
Martin von Schreckenstein
Casting the Trackers/Tracers. Depending on how they go I am thinking of replacing the Greyhounds entirely to have the scene more accurate.
15. June 2019, 13:17
Martin von Schreckenstein
The casting wasn't looking well so I opted for the Greyhounds. I am slowly adding the tiny figures with the tower and the left side of the hull remaining. After that, its only the rigging.
2. September 2019, 09:07
Andrew P
Nice, clean build on your carrier. I like the activity.
One thing, though: I don't think Antietam ever operated with C-2s. Even if she did, she wouldn't have carried more than one or two at a time. Don't forget, they are utility aircraft, only used for COD (not for strike), and not a normal part of the airwing. Carriers typically deployed with a 2-plane detachment from the shore-based squadron.
27. July 2020, 02:15
Martin von Schreckenstein
Thank you Andrew. I know, I just wanted to make the deck super busy and C-2s were the only things I could find in large numbers.. I found out later that there are like 60% of all Greyhounds ever built on that deck.. Oh well.. It looks nice :)
27. July 2020, 09:26
Andrew P
In that case, let's just pretend that VRC-40 was out in force doing squadron-level carrier refresher training on CV-36! She does look nice. :)
23. August 2020, 22:49
Martin von Schreckenstein
Haha, yes Andrew. That was my reasoning. A crowded deck ops exercise. Thank you for your kind words.
24. August 2020, 08:00
Bart Goesaert
very nice work on this one.
24. August 2020, 09:12

August 19, 2020

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1 | 19. August 2020, 12:08
Maciej Bellos
Following!
19. August 2020, 13:45
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5 | 13. August 2020, 09:20
Roland Gunslinger
Very nice black cat
18. August 2020, 14:59
Spanjaard
nice cat, I hope stays long in one piece ;)
18. August 2020, 15:02
Tom M
very nice flyer
18. August 2020, 15:30
Martin von Schreckenstein
Thank you Roland, Spanjaard and Tom!
19. August 2020, 07:57

August 18, 2020

Martin von Schreckenstein added a new photoalbum.
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4 | 17. August 2020, 19:26
Łukasz Gliński
Lovely! The orange one as well
17. August 2020, 20:07
Slavo Hazucha
Came out really nice Particularly the upper side metal & surface finish has a very good MiG-feeling to it! Your method really worked, good job!
17. August 2020, 20:44
Martin von Schreckenstein
Thank you Łukasz and Slavo. I am very happy about the result myself :). The MiGs look nice together too. Next one will be dark and camouflaged 8208 fresh from repairs at Dresden
18. August 2020, 07:53
Neuling
I agree with Lukasz and Slavo.
18. August 2020, 09:17
Martin von Schreckenstein
Well then I thank you too Neuling!
18. August 2020, 11:18

August 17, 2020

Martin von Schreckenstein added a new photoalbum.
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3 | 8. July 2020, 11:24
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Martin von Schreckenstein
Posting results of my Alclad coating efforts. In the end my full panel preshade was toned down to a very subtle effect. I like how the difference in panel color and surface reflection varies depending on the observing angle. From the top, the dark panels are actually quite prominent but against the sun/light the difference is negligible. I have also dimmed the gloss on the darker panels and on the nose with flat base.

I will now continue with some more highlights (the nozzle mainly) and decals.
13. July 2020, 12:45
Łukasz Gliński
That panel differentiation looks grand. I tried to have it on my MiG-15, but ended up with much stronger effect.
13. July 2020, 13:32
Alexander G.
I can't believe it, I had literally the same idea for painting my Tu-128!! :D
Thought about this "panel checkerboard preshading" and then thin coats of Metal color. Now I am speechless :D

Looking good btw these Eduard kits are such a pleasure to build...

13. July 2020, 15:35
Martin von Schreckenstein
Thank you Lukasz and Alexander. Can't wait to see the results of this technique on your Tu-128 Alex!
13. July 2020, 19:11
Alexander G.
No, now I have to come up with something else :D
13. July 2020, 19:54
Slavo Hazucha
Came out really nice, will definitely keep this in mind when I stumble about into a NMF-story... looking forward to the finale :)
14. July 2020, 09:36
Martin von Schreckenstein
Finishing up here and I really love the look. Gonna put it on its own legs today, add the small detail and maybe some varnish work as well to seal some of the decals.
13. August 2020, 09:39
Martin von Schreckenstein
Project completed. Album with a little bonus here: Complete | Album by mnn (1:72)
Thanks everyone for support and advice.
17. August 2020, 19:36

August 13, 2020

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Completed
1:144 F-14A Black Tomcat (Revell 04029)
 
13. August 2020, 09:15

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August 3, 2020

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Martin von Schreckenstein
My compressor broke and then was fixed and I moved a little further with painting. The painting though was just procrastination from the looming task I have been putting off. Finishing the decals.. Should focus on that tbh.. anyway, the paintjob is a good base with some more work to be done. I put the wash down now though as I plan on toning it down a little when the fuselage is assembled and blending paint layer and highlights are put down.
21. June 2020, 21:10
Gareth Burge
Watching with interest, looks good
21. June 2020, 21:18
Martin von Schreckenstein
Thank you Gareth!
22. June 2020, 07:53
Treehugger
The white on gray looks lovely I think, and all the panel lines looks nice too. :)
22. June 2020, 08:28
Gareth Burge
Agreed Treehugger. Am still struggling with panel lines looking neat, despite following several YT guides!
22. June 2020, 08:45
Andrew P
Nice work so far. Watching with interest.
27. July 2020, 02:04
Slavo Hazucha
Ah, another small one! ;)

Looking good, nice lines and clean build & (so far) finish
27. July 2020, 08:58
Patrick Hagelstein
Darn! I've been missing out for a while... Great stuff going on here Martin!
3. August 2020, 16:55

July 8, 2020

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Completed
1:72 MiG-21MF in Czechoslovak service (Eduard 2127)
 
8. July 2020, 09:52

July 5, 2020

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May 22, 2020

Martin von Schreckenstein added a new photoalbum.
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Project: Emils
1:72 Messerschmitt Bf109E-4 (Airfix A01008A)1:48 Bf 109E-3 (Eduard 84157)1:48 Armament for Bf 109 E-3 to G-4 (Aber A48112)2+
12. May 2020, 11:26
Roland Gunslinger
Watching with interest.
I built the initial realease of the kit:

Messerschmitt Bf109E-4 (Airfix A01008, 1:72)

1:72 Messerschmitt Bf109E-4 (Airfix A01008)
 


IMHO a great kit for the price.
12. May 2020, 11:45
Martin von Schreckenstein
Hello Roland! I would wholeheartedly agree but two things were very annoying. The clear canopy parts are quite bad with varying thickness, broken detail and bad fit, and some deep panel lines I had to fill to appear more realistic. The price is very inviting though.

As Emil is my favourite 109, I wanted to basically do an inflight formation in Airfix 1/72 109s but in the end I decided for a pair of Eduard kits instead.

I wish they made a 1/72 Emil on Eduard/Tamiya level of quality but all we have are Gustavs haha. Maybe in the future. I do not have much faith in the AZ upcoming Emil
12. May 2020, 12:28
Martin von Schreckenstein
nearing completion. have to add the small parts and i lost the tailwheel somewhere. gonna mount it on a stick in a small block of wood.
22. May 2020, 20:18
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May 13, 2020

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Martin von Schreckenstein and Oliver Peissl are now mates.
13. May 2020, 08:48

May 7, 2020

Martin von Schreckenstein will attend
Scalemates F-14 Tomcat Group build 2020 in
Scalemates F-14 Tomcat Group build 2020
US 1. May until 31. December 2020
7. May 2020, 18:59
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April 27, 2020

Martin von Schreckenstein added a new photoalbum.
27. April 2020, 10:32
Pierre Rinck
great job :o love it!
27. April 2020, 10:39
27. April 2020, 11:04
René "Bilbo" Bartholemy
Nice build! I see nothing "sad" about it and I wish I could equal it... :)
27. April 2020, 11:41
Martin von Schreckenstein
Thank you, you are too kind Rene. The wires sometimes curled from clumsy application of glue, there are very numerous CA glue stains, the rigging mounts are all kinds of messed up, there are no turnbuckles.. I don't wanna bring it down so much, I love how it turned out but I feel these needed to be listed :)
27. April 2020, 12:03

April 21, 2020

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1:700 U-48 (FlyHawk Model FH1101)
DKM U-Boat Type VII B
U-48 with dock
FlyHawk Model 1:700
FH1101
2012 | Changed parts
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Martin von Schreckenstein added a new project.
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1:72 Messerschmitt Bf109E-4 (Airfix A01008A)1:48 Bf 109E-3 (Eduard 84157)1:48 Armament for Bf 109 E-3 to G-4 (Aber A48112)2+
 
21. April 2020, 11:31

April 17, 2020

Martin von Schreckenstein added a new photoalbum.
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16. April 2020, 13:26
Roland Gunslinger
Very nice, it's a beauty
16. April 2020, 14:19
Patrick Hagelstein
Looks great Martin!
16. April 2020, 14:27
Martin von Schreckenstein
Thanks Roland and Patrick!I hope this build has prepared me well for my VF-1 Project :)
16. April 2020, 17:07
berni
I can't find any mistakes
16. April 2020, 17:40
Oleg Bogolei
Very nice model!
16. April 2020, 18:13
Daniel Klink
Wonderful Tomcat...
16. April 2020, 18:17
Juergen Klinglhuber
Tolle F14 ! nice
16. April 2020, 19:37
Mike Rogsch
Good job, Martin! I like the F-14 and you prototyp build too.
16. April 2020, 20:02
Martin von Schreckenstein
Thank you Berni, Oleg, Daniel, Juergen and Mike. You are very kind.
17. April 2020, 11:53
Neuling
Schön geworden!
17. April 2020, 17:12

April 16, 2020

Martin von Schreckenstein added a new photoalbum.
9. April 2020, 16:15
Patrick Hagelstein
A real dirty girl! Splendid weathering Martin! One thing I might ask, did they have the BOL launchers already back then?
9. April 2020, 17:34
Oleg Bogolei
Very nice paint work!
9. April 2020, 17:37
Martin von Schreckenstein
Thanks guys. The BOL launchers certaintly aren't on my reference picture but this being a late F-14A I just put them in there. I think the pic is from 94 so maybe not.
9. April 2020, 18:19
9. April 2020, 23:00
Łukasz Gliński
Wish my wife was so dirty ;) Great job
10. April 2020, 13:56
10. April 2020, 15:16
Neuling
Interesting weathering. Looks good!
10. April 2020, 16:32
Martin von Schreckenstein
Thanks Łukasz and Neuling
16. April 2020, 13:35
Martin von Schreckenstein added a new photoalbum.
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the prototype colors! I am loving this. had no idea that early production jets flew with prototype colors too. makes it ...
18. March 2020, 10:37
Martin von Schreckenstein
More training for my VF-1 build. The vertical stabs are from a Hasegawa kit leftovers as the Fujimi kit inexplicably does not have them, despite having almost every other option in the box. going to seal this in clear varnish and then go on to polishing and washes. Thinking about how to do the reference tapes too. that is going to be difficult. thinking of spraying a decal sheet black and then just cut&apply the tape as a decal.
26. March 2020, 12:52
Roland Gunslinger
Oh, a cat! I'm in :D
That project was on my "To-Do" list , too. But i was to lazy and inexperienced printing the decals.
Now i'm happy that a cat-lover is implementing it
26. March 2020, 13:13
Martin von Schreckenstein
welcome Roland. I picked prototype number 10 precisely because I did not want to start another decal printing chase. Apart from the stencils of which I have plenty, this jet only needs the tail number 10 which I will mask.
26. March 2020, 14:07
Patrick Hagelstein
Just seeing this... In off course! :D
29. March 2020, 23:18
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April 2, 2020

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18. March 2020, 10:39
Martin von Schreckenstein
TPS is so much easier to paint than hi viz..
24. March 2020, 11:31
Patrick Hagelstein
Man! You're putting these out like a factory assembly line! ;)
29. March 2020, 23:21
Martin von Schreckenstein
wanted to do a little photoshoot to try and recreate my reference picture before putting the gear on and completing this build. I have to say my underestimating of the Hobbyboss kit was unfounded to say the least. I now firmly believe it is the best option for cheap 1/72 tomcat for an oob no nonsense build. the result is really great. it looks very much like a tomcat even with closed canopy (looking at you hasegawa), the build is pleasant, no crazy sanding was necessary (as opposed to Fujimi which I am building in parallel) so if I ever want to just put together a tomcat for some leftover decals, Hobbyboss may well be my go to option. I am gonna rewrite my reviews once I finish all my builds. only Finemolds and Academy left.
31. March 2020, 12:29
Patrick Hagelstein
Tony Oliver did a whole slew of them over at Britmodeler. A very interesting read and will definitely get you through another Corona-day. I can only agree, that's why I keep a couple of them spare for parked and intake covered decal options. The only downside is that they need some work mounting them in flight as the landing gear doors are molded open and the intakes are very basic. But....if one doesn't care or (and that's what I use them for) if the plane is to have covers over the intakes, this is the ideal Tomcat.
31. March 2020, 15:51
Martin von Schreckenstein
Yes I saw that thread. incredible effort. guess I had to try myself. I have to aggree now. Also closing gear bays is gonna be difficult in every kit. I do not see the open molds as that big of a drawback considering the amount of effort needed anyway.
1. April 2020, 12:20
Patrick Hagelstein
True... ;) I only found so few kits that can actually be built with gear doors closed. Even some Tamiya kits have that issue and they are known for their flawless fit. Positive example is the Hasegawa F-35A.
2. April 2020, 01:38

March 24, 2020

Martin von Schreckenstein now follows Thomas Kolb
24. March 2020, 13:42
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March 18, 2020

Martin von Schreckenstein added a new project.
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Completed
1:72 F-14A Tomcat (HobbyBoss 80276)
 
18. March 2020, 10:22
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1:72 F-14A Tomcat (Fujimi 72279)
 
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March 7, 2020

Martin von Schreckenstein now follows Ding Sun
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March 6, 2020

Martin von Schreckenstein added a new photoalbum.
4. March 2020, 14:57
Roland Gunslinger
Nice! Thx for sharing!
4. March 2020, 15:39
Martin von Schreckenstein
Thanks Roland. There are more pics trapped in my analog hipster camera. They will be added when the film is finished.
5. March 2020, 15:39
Maciej Bellos
Thank you for the photos and respect for the analog "hipster" camera. Got one on my own, pitty that I don't use it anymore.
5. March 2020, 18:33
Holger Kranich
Thx Martin, really cool!
5. March 2020, 18:40
Martin von Schreckenstein
You are welcome Holger and Maciej. I would like to carry my hipster camera with me all the time but it is a bit heavy and also I rarely find good things to snap. Like this Tomcat for example :)
6. March 2020, 11:33

February 12, 2020

Martin von Schreckenstein
finally we get Jolly Rogers! very original :)
11. February 2020, 13:50
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Martin von Schreckenstein
I think the graph is wrong in this case. there is no way they would do this with the old tool
11. February 2020, 19:45
Cuajete
Thanks Martin... It's possible. ¥3920 in HLJ... A bit expensive to be old mold,
although it seems to include an emblem for the 2002 Mediterranean / Persian Gulf Cruise:

https://1999.co.jp/eng/10674855?utm_source=scalemates
11. February 2020, 20:11
Patrick Hagelstein
Nah... The old mold can only be built as an F-14A. The extra parts for a -B are designed for the new mold version.
11. February 2020, 20:58
Cuajete
Thank you, Patrick!
11. February 2020, 22:28
scalemates
can someone fix the timeline in that case please?
11. February 2020, 22:31
Patrick Hagelstein
Almost goofed it up but it should be correct now. :)
11. February 2020, 22:52
scalemates
thank you :)
11. February 2020, 23:14
12. February 2020, 02:10

February 5, 2020

Martin von Schreckenstein
hello. Could someone here maybe help? I was looking into F-14 squadron modex numbers and noticed I am not seeing any ending with 8 or 9. so the progression goes for example NK107 and then NK110. Am I just missing something or were these numbers really skipped? Does anyone know why if they were? thanks
5. February 2020, 18:34
5. February 2020, 19:39
Michael Phillips
Interesting, I actually never noticed this despite my love of Naval Aviation. Here is an excerpt from joebaugher.com/navy_serials/navyserials.html where he discusses this:

According to one of my sources, the digits in the side numbers beyond the first one are in octal format (the digits going from 1 to 7, then from 10 to 17, 20 to 27, etc), with digits 8 or 9 never being used. This was supposedly done because maintenance actions were originally recorded on punched cards and had to be processed through IBM electronic accounting machines and computers which could only handle octal numbers. Curiously, the side numbers remain in octal format to this day even though computer systems have since been upgraded many times. However, I have seen side numbers beyond the first digit that do indeed have an 8 or a 9, so this restriction must not have been universal.

Another possible explanation for the origin of the octal side-number system is the nature of the early IFF (Identification Friend or Foe) systems. With the arrival of the Navy's E-2A airborne early warning aircraft, the side numbers changed from base-10 to base-8 numbering (e.g 500, 501, 502,..., 507, 510, 511, etc). The E-2As automatic tracking system required such a change, since its computers could only deal with base-8 numbrs. IFF is used by controllers for 'positive control'. There are several modes: two entered by the pilot at the direction of the controller, one for squawking altitude, and one reserved for military use. Early transponders were set by positioning toggle swithces ON or OFF, with there being four columns of 3 switches for a 4096 code or two columns of three for a 64-code. 4096 is the number of different four-digit numbers that can be created without using an 8 or a 9 and including 0000 which should never be used by airplane transponders. In such a scheme, there are 12 binary swiches. IFF can only handle three binary places, thus 8's and 9's are not used. IFF systems at that time (and I think they still do) used the octal system and the highest "squawk" in mode 2 was 7777, mode 1 and 3 was 77. Hence the appearance of octal numbering system on aircraft. There are no doubt a few reasons why octal rather than decimal is used, for one thing it accurately reflects the underlying "bit-oriented" nature of the codes. If decimals were used then for mode "A" (civilian, "3" military) only numbers ranging from 0 through 4096 would be useable, probably harder to understand than the ability to use any 4-digit number (0000-7777). Also, a previous military mode (mode "1") only allowed 6 bit codes (00-77), upward compatilbility is simplified if considered to be a doubling of the number of digits than if it were a case of suddenly being allowed to use numbers in the range 64 to 4096. The latest addition to radar technology, Mode-S, expands the squawk codes from 12 bits to 24 bits thus making it possible to permanently assign codes to individual aircraft without duplication. However, despite being a recent invention these codes are still represented using octal (as 8 digits) or hex (as 6 digits/letters).

Very interesting!
5. February 2020, 19:59
Martin von Schreckenstein
awesome stuff! thank you Roland and Michael!
5. February 2020, 20:31

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