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3 | 21. June, 01:02
Skywalker
Ben, you have some really cool kits.
21. June, 01:43
Nathan Dempsey
Wow, that is a cool kit.
21. June, 03:23
Ben M
Youtube Video I remember these ads. It's a giant kit!

 
21. June, 03:40
Cuajete
Following.
21. June, 11:03
Ben M
Source materials indicate raised panel line below cockpit are imaginary so remove them: https://airliners.net/photo/..Boeing-727-256-Adv/1160936/L
19. July, 04:55
Skywalker
Using amunition as nose weights is a very bad idea. Gunpowder becomes unstable with time.
20. July, 17:07
Ben M
1) I disagree - I regularly shoot smokeless powder from the 1970's in handloads w/o problems or degradation in accuracy / velocity. 2) All I used were the bullets, that is, they are small lead cylinders w/o any "gunpowder".
20. July, 20:15
Ben M
Well I couldn't get the cockpit glazing to stay in place with micro crystal clear or Tamiya ultra thin. In both cases when I applied any pressure or assembled the fuselage halves it fell out. Looks like a wad of milliput solved the problem though!
21. July, 23:42
Łukasz Gliński
Oh wow, dreaming of building that kit one day :D I have to follow this
22. July, 09:07
Ben M
Found two photos of N9102. Scheme I have decals for is closest to #11. Should have added fences to wings! But too late, already have a good start on masking and painting them.
2. August, 01:42

August 2, 2020

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Project: Avrocar VZ-9
1:72 Avrocar VZ-9 (Fly 72051)
4. June, 01:25
Łukasz Gliński
Interesting
4. June, 09:21
Chaz Gordon
OK, that's going on the wishlist.
13. June, 22:33
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2. August, 05:19
Torsten Wendt
I'll take a seat
2. August, 06:59

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July 23, 2020

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July 19, 2020

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1:72 Hughes Airwest DC-9 (Atlantis 6004)
 
1 | 20. June, 12:29
Ben M
Elvis has entered the dc-9. Youtube Video

 
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June 21, 2020

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1. March, 14:07
Wim van der Luijt
They only ever sent the prototype over to Indonesia, Fokkers where reserved for the home front
1. March, 17:54
Ben M
Yep. FD-322 is the prototype.
1. March, 18:54
Ketoujin
KNIL aircraft (and small arms) fascinate me. Great job.
7. May, 02:27
Łukasz Gliński
Interesting
7. May, 08:02
Olivier
Schipol has changed quite a bit since then. Nice photos...
7. May, 08:40
Gordon Sørensen
Looks like a lot more detail than the old PM kit I have in my stash. Great photos of the prototype. Watching!
7. May, 12:28
Søren Thuesen
I will tag along with you on this build. :)
13. May, 16:38
Cuajete
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21. June, 11:05

June 18, 2020

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Project: Kranich JZ-01
1:72 DFS Kranich (CMR - Czech Master Resin G27)1:72 Dutch props (Dutch Decal 72077)
17. May, 15:25
Alex K
Following, of course...
17. May, 16:13
Ben M
Filled wing roots with milliput, never used it before. Tried sculpting a couple of sandbags out of the excess. This is great practice because I need to fix a scratch in a tub with epoxy putty and fix an oversized screw hole in a chair with epoxy putty. So practical applications of modeling skills!
23. May, 17:23
Ben M
Well. I should have painted the interior white. My polly scale grey dries much darker than it looks in the bottle. Since this was used in the tropics, they would have used a light color. Wish I'd seen the tutorial on milliput the other day on youtube before I built it! You can smooth out the seams with alcohol on a paintbrush. Also, I totally misunderstood how to cut out the canopy. I should have cut the bottom off at the edge of the windows. I realized my mistake after I'd glued the canopy in place. Wonder why it didn't fit well! It's my first vacform canopy and I have to say I didn't find the experience entirely positive.
16. June, 04:12
Skywalker
Hey Ben, there is that Kranich I was waiting for. Looks like it was a tough build. CA glue probably would have filled the gaps better than milliput on those wings. Both need to be filed smooth afterward from 200 up to 1000 grit. Not sure why you didn't fix the canopy. That should be taken off cleaned up and cut down. Keep going, you got yourself a winner.
17. June, 00:18
Ben M
Thanks for the encouragement. I was just going to accept it. I pulled off the canopy and literally attacked it with scissors and a coarse flat file. Fits a lot better now. Taking a little break and going to stare at it in a bit. I think I will still have to fill some gaps, but overall a better result, the cockpit now is not extra tall.
17. June, 01:19
Nikolaos Kouzinis
Nice job Ben
17. June, 09:21
Skywalker
I look forward to seeing the results
17. June, 19:14
Ben M
Done!
18. June, 19:33
Skywalker
Congratulations
18. June, 21:31
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June 14, 2020

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June 8, 2020

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1:520
Project: USS Macon
1:520 U.S.S. Akron / U.S.S. Macon (AMT 0892)
18. March, 04:07
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Alex K
Nice one, Ben! Congrats!
3. June, 18:27
Juergen Klinglhuber
I like unusual topics and beside that - your model turned out great.
3. June, 19:06
Mike Powers
Greetings
I saw your build and was blown away by it, so mush that I also purchased the kit and will attempt to add in the fighters and the launching and recovery ladder.
If I understood your write up you added the recovery ladder by custom building and adding a HO railroad car ladder and 1/600 to 1/700 scale Biplane Sparrowhawk. I also liked the idea of using the 1/600 scale ship ladders. So excellent job sir, I'm very excited to give this kit a try and will post my results for your review and critique I hope mine will do you proud for being my inspiration for this kit. Any suggestions that you can provide me with would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you very much
Michael Powers
Aka
Rescueranger
4. June, 12:38
Ben M
I used 1:520 F9C Sparrowhawk planes I found on shapeways, and N scale railroad ladders to build the trapeze and such. I think I'd recommend replacing some of the oversize struts on the tail with brass rod or smaller diameter plastic rod, but I'm happy with how mine turned out.
4. June, 14:50
Mike Powers
Ben is that the 3-D printing company?
I looked it up on line and thats what came up. I also agree with you on the tail struts brass or copper i was also thinking about trying a stretch and heat shrink fabric over the intire kit to give it a fabric realistic look, but my biggest problem was finding the F9C Sparrowhawk planes, I was about to settle for a 1/350 F3F BiPlane but if you can steer me to the site you got your 1:520 F9C Sparrowhawk I would be very grateful.
Thank you
Michael Powers
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Rescueranger
5. June, 04:30
Mike Powers
Thank you for sharing I'm really interested in getting this started and sharing it with everyone
5. June, 18:13
Mike Powers
Ben, went to the site and placed my order, got the Macon blimp just the other day and I purchased a 1/35 scale F9C Sparrowhawk, I thought it would look cool next to the Macon to represent what the aircraft looked like so you did not have to squint to look at the 1/520 version. The kit I got was the WILLIAMS BROS. MODEL 1/32 CURTISS SPARROWHAWK, I posted the kit in my stash.
8. June, 15:27

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1:72 Avrocar VZ-9 (Fly 72051)
 
4. June, 00:43

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3. June, 03:25

June 2, 2020

Ben M
When I try to look at private messages I am getting "This message can not be displayed. It either no longer exists or you don't have enough permissions to view this message." - is this a site-wide problem?
2. June, 16:28
scalemates
Works for me... what is the Id (or URL) of the message? I can see if it was deleted or not
2. June, 16:39
scalemates
Thx, i'll check later this evening
2. June, 16:53
scalemates
thank you! this is fixed
2. June, 20:18
Ben M
Thanks!
2. June, 21:01
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2. June, 21:00

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May 27, 2020

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27. May, 14:44

May 24, 2020

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Project: Jaguar XK-120
1:32 1953 Jaguar Sports Car (Revell H-56:69)
15. August 2019, 15:20
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Ben M
Orangepeeled it a second time. Stripped it for a 2nd time :( I had to order new paint -- and the ship time is 2.5 weeks, who knows if it will ever get here in the age of coronavirus. The dark brown is polly scale and not made anymore, and I don't have much left of that either.
17. March, 04:20
fj55mike
FYI, it's not a 1953. The fender vents in front of the doors appeared in November of 1951, and the kit doesn't appear to have them. In fact, the shape of the kit looks more like an early alloy-bodied car (1948-1950), which has a rounder shape to the rear. Good luck with the build!
17. March, 21:08
Ben M
Cool thanks! I'm going to put it on hold for a while because it's not giving me joy. Learning how to get a nice smooth gloss coat with these gunze paints is rough.
17. March, 22:38
Ben M
All done!
3. May, 21:01
Ben M
I finally figured out I had to use mr levelling thinner, and a fair amount to get the paint to cover. I could have done a better job, and next time I will :) The only modification I made to the kit was I added window glass, didn't look right without it. Still having trouble getting like tire rims and tires to have a smooth edge, my hands are too shaky!
4. May, 17:00
Munkyslut
Looks brilliant Ben, great job
4. May, 17:56
Geert Heijl
I like this, an old kit properly done
4. May, 22:33
Tom ...
Great result!!
24. May, 01:01

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May 17, 2020

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May 13, 2020

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Completed
1:72 DFS Kranich (CMR - Czech Master Resin G27)1:72 Dutch props (Dutch Decal 72077)
 
13. May, 14:13
Alex K
Now, this is an interesting idea! I like this expansion of your Dutch / Dutch Indies collection to more esoteric subjects! (plus, I like gliders, especially classic ones...)
13. May, 17:43
Ben M
I just need something simple -- the two projects on my workbench currently are complicated. My friend Mock suggested I do something relatively easy, and I got a kit of this glider along with a set of dutch decals... so why not?
13. May, 17:48
Alex K
I will watch with great interest... There are at least two very similar resin gliders from CMR I'm interested in...
13. May, 23:24
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13. May, 14:17

May 7, 2020

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7. May, 18:22
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7. May, 02:37
René "Bilbo" Bartholemy
That seems to me like a perfect intro into the hobby!
7. May, 07:53
Patrick Hagelstein
Never used a kit in that medium! What was that called again, wood??? ;) Cool to see the next generation discovering the joy of this hobby!
7. May, 12:36
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Completed
1:48 Ryan PT-20 Trainer (Testors 510)
Ryan STM-S2
NL Military Koninklijke Luchtmacht (Royal Netherlands Air Force 1921-now)
S11
 
9. October 2018, 01:34
Ben M
I have a rebox of this kit that isn't in the database. I need to learn how to add it to the database. Also I want to learn how to do rigging and how to do a wash to enhance panel lines as part of this project.
9. October 2018, 01:44
9. October 2018, 02:05
Ben M
Dear mates, if anyone has a small 1:48 or large 1:72 aircooled engine cylinder in the spare parts bin, I could use it to go inside the cowling. Also I would swap one of the 1:48 pilot figures for a different one so I don't have two identical twins in my trainer.
3. December 2018, 14:42
Ben M
Nope... I cut open the nose to open up the air intakes so now I need something to put in there. I bet I can scratch something out of my junk drawer, maybe alternating sized washers on a small bolt.
3. December 2018, 17:15
Ben M
I've moved in enough in my new place to where I can have some fun. The two identical pilots were going to look kind of weird, so I tried a resin pilot, but the resin pilot has a comparatively huge head which made the original pilot look microcephalic. So I decapitated one of the original pilots and rotated and tilted his head a bit.
18. May 2019, 23:50
Ben M
I've moved in enough in my new place to where I can have some fun. The two identical pilots were going to look kind of weird, so I tried a resin pilot, but the resin pilot has a comparatively huge head which made the original pilot look microcephalic. So I decapitated one of the original pilots and rotated and tilted his head a bit.
19. May 2019, 02:22
Ben M
All done!
9. December 2019, 01:49
Ketoujin
Fantastic. You seem to have an interest in KNIL aircraft like I have in Japanese and Italian - the more uncommon the better. I like that. There was a great KNIL veterans site a few years ago (don't remember the URL sadly though) where some KNIL Dutch pilots of some lend-lease Walrus flying boats told about there experience during a fighting retreat on Java in early 1942. In any case great job on a rare aircraft in an even rarer livery.
7. May, 02:32
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Ben M
I decided to spray paint. I airbrushed slightly different aluminum onto the control surfaces. The decals have been disintegrating and curling badly but getting a mostly acceptable outcome with lots of patience.
6. May, 03:32
Ben M
Completed - North American AT-6 Texan of the Royal Netherlands Military Flying School, Jackson Army Base USA 1942-1944
6. May, 17:36
Neuling
Very good result.
6. May, 17:40
Daniel Klink
Bad kit wonderful result Ben
6. May, 17:41
Ben M
Bad kit? It's from the "Most Trusted Name In Modeling" :) I will say filling the national insignia etched into the mold was rather amusing.
6. May, 17:48
Łukasz Gliński
Lovely piece of vintage modelling
6. May, 18:31
Alex K
Turned out nice, Ben!
6. May, 23:41
Ketoujin
Excellent AT-6. My grandpa was career Air Force and ferried lots of them around during the '50's although he was trained on a Stearman PT-17 himself during WWII.
7. May, 02:28

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16. March, 02:15
wilky
So do I
25. April, 07:43
wilky
I went on a joyflight in a Tiger Moth for my fiftieth, thanks to my sister
25. April, 07:45
Ben M
That had to be amazing! My dad flew in one in the 1950's
25. April, 16:52
wilky
It was and it wasn't.
It was for my head but for my stomach it was hell.
I get motion sickness so every turn made my guts react badly but when flying straight and level I loved it.
My dream is to fly in a Mustang or Spitfire but they aren't in Australia so I decided on the Tiger Moth because every Fighter pilot flew a Tiger Moth
25. April, 21:34

March 29, 2020

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29. March, 20:39
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1:72 SNJ NAVY TRAINER (Hawk 609-50)1:72 Dutch props (Dutch Decal 72077)
 
29. March, 20:20

March 24, 2020

Ben M
Dear scalemates,

What is a good place to buy paints (especially tamiya) online in the US? On Amazon, the shipping charges often end up being very high for each bottle of paint.

Thank you!
23. March, 14:37
Anna-Elizabeth the Great
My favorite mail-order is Sprue Brothers - https://store.spruebrothers.com

I have been shopping there for more than 10 years.
23. March, 18:33
Ben M
Thank you! They seem to have great prices.
24. March, 02:28
Anna-Elizabeth the Great
You're welcome. They are good people.
24. March, 03:02

March 18, 2020

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Completed
1:520 U.S.S. Akron / U.S.S. Macon (AMT 0892)
USS Macon
US Military US Navy (1794-now)
ZRS-5 | Aluminum Dope & Natural Metal
 
18. March, 00:02
Alex K
Interesting! - And I also like the fact that you tackle subjects from various fields...
18. March, 01:25
Ben M
Thanks Alex. So much to build .. and who knows how much time we have left?
18. March, 02:19
Alex K
I hear you, Ben... Seems that the only prescription (apart from more cowbell) is: staying home and building more models...
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March 12, 2020

Ben M
Dear scalemates, I have had a small disaster - what is a good method for stripping Mr. Hobby Aqueous Hobby Color? I'd like to start over!
12. March, 03:14
Matthew A
Don't use "Mr. Hobby" myself. But 91% isopropyl alcohol seems to be what gets recommended for "Aqueous Hobby Color". I am told "Mr. Colour Thinners" and "Mr. Paint Remover" will damage the plastic. I've used "Strip Magic" on Vallejo primer but you can't leave it on too long and you have to wash it with alcohol. I am looking forward to trying "Clean Slate rmvr 2.0" in the future.
12. March, 17:29
Ben M
Saving the 91% iso alcohol at this point for other purposes. I ended up finding a partly used expired can of DOT 4 brake fluid in the garage. I tried soaking some sprue in it, and it didn't soften, so I dunked the car in it, let it sit for an hour, and used a nylon brush to scrub off the paint. I washed it thoroughly with soap and water and after it dries, I'll try shooting paint on it again.
12. March, 22:06
Ben M
For future reference as well, Tamiya panel line accent dissolves Mr. Hobby, which is what started the disaster!
12. March, 22:07

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Completed
1:72 Brewster Buffalo (Matchbox PK-24)1:72 Royal Netherlands Air Force WWII (Dutch Decal 72068)
Brewster F2A Buffalo
NL Military ML-KNIL (Royal Netherlands East Indies Army Air Force 1915-50)
Groep 5 B-398 | Netherlands East Indies ID December 1941 | BS381C:450 FS33070 FS36373
 
25. December 2019, 17:49
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Ben M
Used similarly sized Dutch decals orange triangles from do.215 to replace faded kit triangles
20. February, 04:09
Ben M
I accidentally deleted my album, attempting to delete just one photo. Fitting the canopy to the fuselage, and doing detail work like the radio mast on the tail.
27. February, 04:59
Wim van der Luijt
Crap on a cracker.....but you can up load them again??
27. February, 07:44
27. February, 19:11
Ben M
Complete!
29. February, 23:04
Wim van der Luijt
Turned out great despite all your set backs along the way
1. March, 08:01
Ben M
Thank you! Not quite what I'd hoped for, but pretty good. Learned some lessons.
1. March, 13:44
Alex K
Thumbs up for the completed Buffalo - and bring on the next ML-KNIL project! - oh, I see you already have!!! :)
1. March, 14:20
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1:72 Fokker D.XXI (MPM Production 72517)1:72 Fokker D.XXI Mercury (Kora Models C7267)1+
 
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February 29, 2020

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Completed
1:32 1953 Jaguar Sports Car (Revell H-56:69)
 
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February 27, 2020

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Ben M
There is so much putty on this bird... I feel like I carved it out of perfect plastic putty
17. February, 20:43
Alex K
Keep up the good work, Ben!
18. February, 01:00
Ben M
I keep getting funny flashbacks to the 70s while building this. I pushed the tires into the struts to test fit them, then went to pull them off to glue them and the strut broke. I suddenly remembered this happened the first time I built it too and the wheels fit so tight there is no need for glue. I'm going to skip the resin wheels, they aren't any better than the kit wheels.
18. February, 23:10
Ben M
Oil dot wash. Unhappy with the Tamiya acrylic gloss coat I used under this. It orangepeeled just like future always does for me. Unfortunately oil washes strip it off as well. I was able to salvage some of the kit decals by coating with a decal film fluid and lots and lots of Microsol. I had used Tamiya markfit before and it doesn't seem too strong and it leaves white stains on the model When it dries. I did cut one decal in two by accident yay craftsmanship. The old decals looked horrible until the 4th or 5th coat of microsol the stuff is magic.
23. February, 22:10
Wim van der Luijt
This build is a bit of a bumby ride for....hang in there the result will be worth it as well as the lesson learned along the way.
24. February, 06:50
Ben M
I think I accidentally deleted this album?
27. February, 05:00
Łukasz Gliński
Oh no! Have you tried turning it of and on again? Ekhm, clicking 'Undo' I mean... ;)
27. February, 07:36
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February 23, 2020

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February 22, 2020

Ben M
Dear scalemates, what is the wisdom on attempting to use old decals? Should I spray them with An enamel gloss coat first?
20. February, 04:39
Ben M
Thanks Bob, I had no idea this product existed. Just ordered some!
20. February, 18:16
Bob Hall
I ran into your same problem, and some one helped me with this. Works Great !
20. February, 18:18
Bob Hall
One thing that was told to me that was very important. Brush it on and let set BEFORE you cut them out or they will not release from backing paper.
20. February, 18:24
Alec K
If the old decals are yellow, you can expose them to UV light to remove the yellow. Common method involves taping the decal to an interior window pane facing out for several weeks, checking on progress frequently.
20. February, 22:58
Ben M
It's more that they've started to peel off the paper. I think they've been damp and then dried out.
20. February, 23:24
Francky
In my experience, there is no wisdom in attempting to recover old brittle yellow decals. Buy new ones! it will do the time you have spent in building and painting your model more justice than ruining it with poor decals.
21. February, 10:46
Kerry COX
You can actually put it through an air brush, diluted with a small amount of water.
21. February, 10:54
Ben M
Thank you everyone. The fluid, the sunlight, and the advice that it's better to go with new are all good tips. I have improvised some out of new decals for other aircraft to start. Not totally sure how I will do it but I will improvise proper knil Buffalo markings somehow
22. February, 03:29
Bob Hall
And of course if your going for a weathered look on your project, they may work to your advantage.
22. February, 04:47

February 18, 2020

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1:35 A4E12 (Combat Armour Models CV35-003)
VCL Light Amphibious Tank
A4E12 KNIL Version
Combat Armour Models 1:35
CV35-003
2015 | Changed parts
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9. February, 18:54
Maksim Rossomakhin
Be careful with track links — very tiny
18. February, 19:03
Ben M
Thanks. I know that I need to build up my skills before I try this one... but I wanted to purchase it while it was still on the market, how much KNIL armor is there out there....
18. February, 19:41

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Ben M
This is an A12 Matilda II, not an A11 Matilda I
9. February, 17:57
Ben M
This is a Matilda II, not Matilda I
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January 5, 2020

Ben M owns this item
5. January, 02:31
Ben M and Andrea Brenco are now mates.
5. January, 00:40

December 31, 2019

Ben M now follows Michael Prator
31. December 2019, 23:07

December 28, 2019

Ben M and Vels Velsov are now mates.
28. December 2019, 16:49

December 27, 2019

Ben M added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 18 images
1:48
Completed
1:48 V-1 (Fieseler Fi103) (Tamiya 61052)
Fieseler Fi 103 V1
3R Military Wehrmacht Luftwaffe (German Air Force 1935-1945)
 
8. December 2019, 23:36
8. December 2019, 23:47
Ben M
Complete!
27. December 2019, 22:11
Ben M added a new photoalbum.
18 images
View album, image #18
1:48
8. December 2019, 23:36
Ben M
This kit sure goes together fast. I'm going to use it to learn how to do chipping (on the cart) and a soft edge between two colors (top green and bottom grey-blue, which I've already shot). Maybe should have tried preshading also, but gotta leave something to learn on the next kit :)
16. December 2019, 20:27
Ben M
Weathered the cart with a titanium white and turpentine wash which also took off some of the paint on the tires, will have to touch up, followed by my first attempt at chipping I used burnt umber.
19. December 2019, 04:56
Ben M
My first attempts at "muffin top masking" with blu-tack went well, have a nice soft transition between green and grey.
24. December 2019, 20:09
Ben M
Did some paint touch up and replaced the prop blade I broke off and that inevitably flew away when I tried to pick it up with my tweezers. I used a bit of brass sheet leftover from some photoetch.
25. December 2019, 16:50
Ben M owns this item
27. December 2019, 05:37

December 23, 2019

Ben M wants this item
23. December 2019, 16:03

December 9, 2019

Ben M wants this item
1:35 A4E12 (Combat Armour Models CV35-003)
VCL Light Amphibious Tank
A4E12 KNIL Version
Combat Armour Models 1:35
CV35-003
2015 | Changed parts
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9. December 2019, 13:39
Ben M added a new photoalbum.
20. October 2018, 20:18
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Alex K
Nice to see this coming to completion - thumbs up!
7. December 2019, 05:12
Arne Greve
I must be crazy, as I sold this kit at ebay :(. Yours looks really fine!!
7. December 2019, 07:22
Ben M
Pilots, windscreens, and panel line wash added
7. December 2019, 22:35
Ben M
Exhaust pipes made out of brass tube. Took me a couple hours to make them. Overscale, but less so than the original parts.
8. December 2019, 22:16
Ben M
Done!
9. December 2019, 01:50
9. December 2019, 02:03
Erik Leijdens
Looking fantastic! And a KNIL subject is always good.
9. December 2019, 11:27
JOHN THOMAS
Very cool
9. December 2019, 13:13
Ben M wants this item
9. December 2019, 02:19

November 27, 2019

Ben M wants this item
27. November 2019, 15:15

November 25, 2019

Ben M wants this item
25. November 2019, 13:15
Ben M wants this item
25. November 2019, 13:14

November 24, 2019

Ben M
Looks like a fantastic build of a kit I suspect was rather challenging.
24. November 2019, 17:51
Ben M wants this item
24. November 2019, 16:08

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