September 20, 2021
As am I.
Hello Jan, Maciej and Mark! I will try not to disappoint! 🙂
Nice progect! Following)
Those gaps look quite large, is it that bad a fit?
Thanks Oleg! Jan, maybe I was not as meticulous in attaching the wings in some ways but in my five builds of 1/72 Eduard 21s the gap always needed putty
Ok, something to keep in mind when I start on mine 😉
a 3-ship! mass-production looking good & well organized! 👍 looking forward for final presentation ideas!
thank you Slavo for your kind words. Moved forward with painting and masking. I am a lot happier with the topside colors so far. masking the last color now.
main coat done, following with washes and then those crazy stencils. gonna be a hoot and a half with three jets..
September 18, 2021
September 4, 2021
Nice effect the last pictures
Awesome looking hornet! 👍 👍 Very clean paint finish, the glossy look really accentuates the clean white paintjob, and the weathering is also not too much - so spot on. The last two pictures are the icing on the cake! 👍
Totally missed this beautiful Hornet... an excellent build Martin!
thanks everyone. this comission build is now with the (very happy) customer🙂
September 1, 2021
August 26, 2021
flightline on one side, assembly on the other 🙂
Let me guess your favorite aircraft.... 🙂
haha, guilty as charged
There could be worse obsessions... 🙂 Great collection!
Can't pick one which I like more! Well done sir!
haha Maciej, I can't pick either, that's why I build so many.
yeah, they were on sale🙂
Had this kit on the shelf for a very long time, only ever made a tiny bit of progress. Exciting to see it executed so beautifully!
I am just speechless... Awesome!
Great photo 👍
A steady hand no doubts
August 19, 2021
fingers crossed for VF-11 scheme
its been released now.
August 11, 2021
OK Tamiya, you got me. if i build a 1:48 cat, it's gonna be this one
Tamiya definitely got me with this one.
July 29, 2021
July 8, 2021
Started on the NASA bug. nothing crazy, mostly OOB. Really funny to me how easy things seem going from 1/72 to 1/48..
Looking forward to this one! Have the same kit in my stash?.
Pit looks awesome Martin!!!
After an extensive work on the intakes, the halves were joined. Lot more putty/sanding to follow🙂
added pictures of sanding, black base, mild preshade and start with paint. there was a lot of sanding needed. the preshade is going to disappear again (consistent with reference pics). Don't know when I'll be able to go back to finish the paint but this seems like a nice quick fun build with no particular challenges. Fingers crossed it stays that way.
thanks Daniel! i try to learn but the shading never shows under the final paint layer. i mean i never had a problem with that before but my Bodenplatte Gustav better step up haha🙂
June 15, 2021
May 8, 2021
April 17, 2021
Hi Martin, I think Oliver actually wants to know how/why you finished the front fuselage sections, including painting and decalling them, before attaching them to the rest of the fuselage. To be honest, that is an interesting question for sure. Did you do it that way to have freedom of movement applying those red fuselage bands?
oh yeah, that would be a valid question too! I opted for that exactly because of the stripes and the surface polishing after that. When I put the nose on the rest of the plane there was some extensive filling and sanding but with some masking tape it was a far easier way to go than painting polishing and decaling around the intakes..
Build complete! Thanks for your presence and encouragement🙂 album here Complete | Album by mnn (1:72)
Both looking great - top !
thank you Oliver!
March 24, 2021
maybe because albums are called "Scalemates Mig-21 Group Build 2021" and the event "Scalemates Mig-21 GroupBuild"
I have renamed the event, and the albums now appear under it.
The simplest solution would be copy-paste😉
shouldn't there be a little better way to link albums in group builds? seems a little counter intuitive to me🙂 in any case thanks for your help (i believe there were two albums already though - i see only one here. could be wrong). I will post into the feature request as i am quite invested in this now🙂
there is a second album, but it does not appear, true.
Scalemates Mig-21 Group Build 2021 | Album by stormrider509 (1:48)
Just tested with my album. Works fine.
March 22, 2021
March 18, 2021
March 16, 2021
March 11, 2021
February 26, 2021
Very nice black cat 👍
nice cat, I hope stays long in one piece😉
very nice flyer
Thank you Roland, Spanjaard and Tom!
very good ????????
but I have some trouble with these Tiny Kit, Wings in close position arent close completely , did you encounter this issue ?!
January 14, 2021
January 11, 2021
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
Gotcha! 😄 😉
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!
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.
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.
I progressed on the Lutzow as well. No pictures there yet tho
Working on this one together with SMS Lutzow. The railings and rigging still to do. I love how the E8N turned out.
Lovely ship, I like the E8N too! 🙂
December 22, 2020
As you said, the edges are a bit fuzzy but the modex numbers are crisp.
Nice job on those decals
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.
One modeler is interested for sure! 👍 😉
You have very Nice collection of Cats Martin. Keep going!
November 17, 2020
Nice weathering and details
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.
Great start Martin, it will be a joy to follow this one...! Just finished my Emile...😄
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!
Great start 👍
The marking masks came out fantastic. Especially considering how troublesome placing them was. On to the decals!
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.
that emil really looks the part. Nice work! looking forward to your formation approach 👍
October 27, 2020
I would love to see this in the picture 1 scheme.
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..
October 14, 2020