Cuajete Nice camo... Will you make the painting scheme of the project presentation image?
27. May, 18:55
Guy Rump No Cuajete (and thank you for commenting), this time I intend to use the 112 Sqn livery from 1941 and Pilot Officer Duke as the subject pilot. I've been doing a bit of research on him which I'll share at a later date.
27. May, 19:34
Andy Ball liking the paints you've put down on there...you've many builds on the go together I see!
22. June, 11:00
Guy Rump Thanks @Andy, I really do like the desert camo, it's different! Yes, quite a few on the go at the mo, I find it more fun and interesting to have a few together so as I may get a little frustrated with one, I can go on to one of the others....that's the theory anyway
Guy Rump Thanks for the tip Andy, I have done a bit more, have prepared the internal fuselage, the seat etc. Will post some more photos when I have put those bits together. Admit the PE parts are VERY fiddly!
14. June, 19:21
Andy Ball Watch the plastic/PE/decal sandwich on the instrument panel, the sandwich of 5 pieces is incorrect in the instructions- I've just posted my pictures
14. June, 21:31
Cuajete Following... I'm thinking if get Arma Hobby's kit or keep my airfix kit
Guy Rump Welcome Cuajete, I'd go for both, I intend building the Airfix one in my stash to make a comparison with.
21. June, 21:19
Andy Ball great progress! - "get ready" for the rest of the cockpit....(just got my 2 halves together yesterday and had a lot of dry-fitting...)
22. June, 10:57
Guy Rump I have been following your trials with interest @Andy and admit I concur with all that you have stated. I do find the PE parts very fiddly and "bendy".
22. June, 15:58
Andy Ball Managed the mating of the wings and the fuselage...a little clamping-persuasion required. Sadly the lovely, lovely details are all but gone...even if you display with canopy back (which I intend)
Guy Rump Finally complete.
Jagdgeschwader 301 (JG 301) was a Luftwaffe fighter-wing of World War II. The order to form JG 301 was issued on 26 September 1943 and formed on 1 October 1943 in Neubiberg with Stab and three Gruppen (groups) as a "Wilde Sau" (wild boar) single-seat night fighter unit.
By April 1945, JG 301 was based around Hagenow, Neustadt and Ludwigslust.
8. June, 16:40
Andy Ball super conclusion to a super build!!, how was the 'fix?....did it go together well?
8. June, 17:13
Guy Rump Many thanks Andy The fuselage was a difficult fit at the front and then when the nose (and propeller) were added, this appeared to force the front of the fuselage apart. Please note that if you wish to have the pilot in your build, ensure you put him in his seat before you glue the fuselage together as he will not fit in through the open cockpit. All in all a nice model to build and an improvement on the old Airfix tool.
Roland Gunslinger Following this one, too.
To be honest, i don't know the manufacturer at all.
Oldie but goldie? The first pic doesn't look bad for such an old kit.
9. May, 11:27
wilky Roland, LS were the King of 1/144 but now they're just part of model kit history
9. May, 12:17
Guy Rump Welcome wilky & Roland It's a strange kit with no detail in the cockpit (as you can see) but then other parts can be moved, maybe it was to attract younger modelers? Once complete, I will put it next to the Airfix model for comparisons.
9. May, 13:36
Daniel Klink Ah very cool.. Very nice progress Guy with that more than 50 year old classic...
LS infected me with the nippon Virus. Dinah, Nell, Peggy etc....
23. May, 13:04
Guy Rump Thanks Daniel and welcome. I have quite a few other LS Nippon models for the future
23. May, 13:05
Guy Rump Completed.
I used Techmod decals which are IMO very thin and tear very easily.
This aircraft is based on a A6M2-Model 21 that was based at Konoike in Japan as a part of the 721st Naval Air Group. The 721st (towards the end of WW2) was mainly known for it specializing in Kamikaze missions.
30. May, 08:48
Roland Gunslinger Picture 10 Looks very nice! Great job with such an old kit
I assume the decals of the kit were broken (50 years) and therefore aftermarket?
30. May, 08:54
Guy Rump Many thanks Roland yes, the decals supplied with the kit were no good.
30. May, 09:00
Daniel Klink Like that ol Mule very much and waht you made out of it Guy....
Guy Rump Underneath fuselage, Vallejo Model Air RLM 65.
11. April, 18:38
Guy Rump A long time coming but I have now completed this model. The canopy was a challenge to say the least to attach.
Stab/KG 53 Lille Air Base, France, Summer 1940. KG 53 was named the Kondor Legion. KG 53 took part in the invasion of France & the Low Countries in 1940 before being moved to Poland in June 1940. On 1 July it was moved again; taking an active part in the Battle of Britain including The Hardest Day on 18 August and the raid on 15 September known as Battle of Britain Day.
wilky Airfix haven't ever released a P-39 with R.A.A.F. decals.
Australia is often forgotten by the kit manufacturers.
Italeri and Academy do the most. Hasegawa does a few but only a small percentage of total output
Guy Rump Yellow added to wing tips (IJA Chrome Yellow Vallejo Model Air 71.135) Wheel wells have been painted with Aotake translucent blue Model Air 71.419.
28. March, 15:19
Guy Rump Now complete with a small amount of weathering on the exhaust and guns. Details for this aircraft: April 1945 343 Kokutai/301 Hikotai, Matsuyama AB, Japan. Code Yellow A/343-11 Pilot: Chief Petty Officer Soichi Sugita. Merits: Approx 70 Air Victories & approx 40 more shared destroyed in WW2. CPO Sugita was KIA 15 Apr 1945.