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Ben M (uhrwerk)
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3 | 19. January, 05:23
Joshua Strong
I want to build a Matilda after build a tamiya 1:48 crusader with die-cast hull

Glad to hear this kit is good!
19. January, 20:47

January 17, 2021

Ben M added a new project.
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1:35 Matilda Mk.III/IV (Tamiya 35300)
 
17. January, 14:50
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8 | 25. November 2020, 22:41
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Ben M
Ah! It's just a similar paint scheme I found. Since the decals in this kit are ancient and yellowed, I looked for a prototype with no markings. I'll figure this kit out. When I was a kid I built a kp mig 15 uti. I recall much putty was required.
26. November 2020, 21:21
Joshua Strong
I found a product from Micro just used for old and yellow decals

Sorry my memory is poor, I forgot the name of it?

I will go back to modelling shop to get the name, i have some kits on hold for the first.

I have heard if put yellow decals in direct sunlight it helps like on a patio door or window. I try it once for an old kit/decals and it seemed to work ok

I hope this helps ...
28. November 2020, 02:06
Ben M
I tried all this, hung them for a month in a south facing window, no change. I have realized that even with the micro scale stuff they simply don't fit. They are the wrong size - too big. It is hilarious.
28. November 2020, 02:09
Joshua Strong
Ben, i found a product from Mircoscale called "liquid decal film"

It say "restore old decals"

"Make custom decals"

"Ultra thin film"

This may with your old decal.

Worth a shot

$6 buck at train and such here
2. December 2020, 06:13
Łukasz Gliński
It is nice indeed and worth a try. Sometimes the decals are too bad for it to work, but usually it helps. Just don't spray it if it's too thick (my case), it's hard to de-clog the airbrush afterwards.
2. December 2020, 08:23
Ben M
Hey KP why is it called a Fitter if nothing fits? :)

Did all the little external scoops and conduits, now time for major assembly.
9. January, 18:41
9. January, 19:21
Nikolaos Kouzinis
Good luck Ben
13. January, 17:35
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3 | 25. November 2020, 18:36
Alex K
checking-in...
26. November 2020, 03:05
Ben M
I glued the bomb bay in backwards...
26. November 2020, 03:24
Joshua Strong
Ben, look if you have two planes on the go

Nice start
20. December 2020, 14:44
Rando Dude
Looks interesting. Following
21. December 2020, 10:21
Joshua Strong
Good to see it in the spray booth!
17. January, 00:53

January 5, 2021

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Project: Ramen
1:1 Cup Noodle (Bandai Spirits 5060591)
8 | 24. November 2020, 18:47
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Julian Herrero aka Yuri
I thought the bonsai I made was a rare kit ,,, but this is even more rare . Good work
2. January, 20:57
Bill Newcomer
I would have never dreamed of putting a decal on plastic shrimp.
4. January, 02:12
Tom
Looks great Ben glad you got yours after the delay.
4. January, 02:55
Donald Dickson II
My order got canceled. Gonna have to try again
4. January, 04:01
Ben M
Donald, took me 3 tries. I ended up ordering from a small hobby shop in Japan.
4. January, 04:07
Łukasz Gliński
"Do Not Eat!" yeah, that's important :D
4. January, 08:40
Łukasz Gliński
That looks familiar, doesn't it? ;)
[img1]
 
5. January, 12:56
5. January, 12:59

January 3, 2021

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Ben M
Hi , Łukasz it is 1:22.5
2. January, 20:26
Tom ...
Wow, Ben. That is some model! What kit is it? And where are you going to put it! :)
2. January, 21:04
Ben M
Hi Tom, it's not a kit, I bought it used years ago, and was just making some repairs to it before putting it on the mantelpiece. I had an outdoor layout at my old house but have not built a new one at this house yet.
2. January, 21:41
Tom ...
I thought as much. It looked like it actually runs. Some part of me would love to get into model railways but definitely don't have the time or space (and probably money) to do it. Maybe when I retire and move to place with a large basement, or attic, then I might be tempted. Too many interesting hobbies and not enough time...
2. January, 21:56
JD
Hey Ben, I'm ready to follow your Space 1999 Eagle 1 build, whenever you're ready. ;)
3. January, 01:34
3. January, 01:51
JD
Oh man! Thanks, I never would have found it. Cool, you went for the V.I.P orange scheme. Nice. I have never posted mine, maybe I should..
3. January, 01:59
Ben M
Yes, I thought it added interest. It was my first photoetch experience. The kit is terrible of course but fun to build nonetheless. Now the eagle box holds my decal stash.
3. January, 02:05

January 2, 2021

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7 | 9. December 2019, 03:01
Joshua Strong
Good Job on the pilot good paint job
28. November 2020, 02:31
13. December 2020, 22:21
Ben M
Ball complete.
13. December 2020, 22:22
Nikolaos Kouzinis
Nice job Ben
13. December 2020, 23:58
Tom ...
Very cool!
2. January, 21:12
Kenneth Hanson
Great looking diorama, Ben! Lots of interesting details to see.
2. January, 22:41
2. January, 22:44

December 27, 2020

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27. December 2020, 03:02

December 20, 2020

Ben M
Dear scalemates, I am about to apply some airliner window decals that are about a foot long. I was thinking of cutting them into 2 or three pieces and apply them separately, but I'm concerned the result won't be straight. Would it work to apply a line of Tamiya masking tape and put one edge of the decals against the tape? Any other ideas to ensure alignment?

31. August 2020, 00:17
Joshua Strong
I know this is old question...

I would use label maker stock (plastic) and tape to model.

It is sure to be level straight and flexible!
20. December 2020, 14:49

December 7, 2020

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7. December 2020, 04:41

November 28, 2020

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Project: Avrocar VZ-9
1:72 Avrocar VZ-9 (Fly 72051)
15 | 4. June 2020, 01:25
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Joshua Strong
It makes a good round container for a round saucer

I am sure there is a joke in there somewhere just not sure what ...

28. November 2020, 02:55
Ben M
Hi Joshua, some of the finish is spray paint, other parts are airbrushed.
28. November 2020, 15:10
Joshua Strong
I have see people use a "primer" coat for aluminum and steel colour

Just not sure which colour or which product they used

I have a two mustang and a Spitfire xix in my stash

I have used just a tamiya spray aluminum but i have see other use a i want say a "black" before application of a "metal" colour

Just sure why or what they used , is all
28. November 2020, 15:21
Ben M
Hi Joshua, I used gloss black spray paint to prime the main part of this. I had a little leftover from another project. I tend to just use whatever I have on hand.
28. November 2020, 17:00
Joshua Strong
Why use black as a base for the "metal"

What is reason behind that?
28. November 2020, 17:22
Ben M
I don't know the reason why
28. November 2020, 19:24
Joshua Strong
If find out can you please PM me please and thanks

Like to know for those three kits i have...
28. November 2020, 19:27
Łukasz Gliński
Some say the metalisers look better on black smooth surface. However you may end up with a darker result than expected - see my MiG-15. After some testing I have found out the Gunze SM paints are much less translucent than Alclads and that was the solution in my case.
28. November 2020, 22:45
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7 | 7. May 2020, 02:37
René "Bilbo" Bartholemy
That seems to me like a perfect intro into the hobby!
7. May 2020, 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 2020, 12:36
JOHN THOMAS
Very cool
19. September 2020, 18:08
Patrick Hagelstein
Way to go! Looks beautiful!
9. November 2020, 00:55
Joshua Strong
I agree Patrick it is better than video games

Good to see

Good Job Next generation!
28. November 2020, 03:09
Lost_Erik
Well done.
28. November 2020, 03:18
Neuling
Top paint work! Clean build!
28. November 2020, 10:30
Christian Ristits
Wonderful Builds and Girls!
28. November 2020, 10:34
gorbygould
Lovely job! She's got the colours spot on. :)
28. November 2020, 15:57

November 25, 2020

Ben M added a new project.
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1:72 Suchoj Su-7 BKL (KP 25)
 
1 | 25. November 2020, 22:36
Ben M added a new project.
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1:1 Cup Noodle (Bandai Spirits 5060591)
 
24. November 2020, 18:41
John Hughes
You'll have to display this cup next to the Avrocar saucer. Perfect companion pieces!
25. November 2020, 19:09

November 22, 2020

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22. November 2020, 01:20

November 18, 2020

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Nathan Dempsey
Looking great Ben. I'm jealous of your nice smooth paint work.
5. September 2020, 19:02
Łukasz Gliński
The result is sooo cool, weather too ;)
5. September 2020, 19:04
Alex K
Love the result, Ben! Top banana!!!
5. September 2020, 22:10
Cuajete
Very good painting result. You can feel proud to have this unique model in your showcase. Congrats!
6. September 2020, 17:56
Robert Espenschied
very nice...
7. September 2020, 12:15
Julian Herrero aka Yuri
Good work !!! Nice and clean.
16. November 2020, 19:52
Clifford Keesler
Very nice DC-9.
17. November 2020, 03:18
Cuajete
Very nice painting job. Well done.
Congrats!
18. November 2020, 19:39
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2 | 17. November 2020, 04:59
Alex K
Great idea, Ben!
17. November 2020, 11:45
Ben M
When I was a kid, this is where we got gas.
17. November 2020, 12:28
Alex K
... and the personal connection and childhood memories makes this even more interesting!
18. November 2020, 01:05

November 17, 2020

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17. November 2020, 02:38

November 16, 2020

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26. September 2018, 02:22
Greg Baker
Hmmm... this seems likely something I'm interested in... is it all done? Need more pics!
26. September 2018, 02:38
Ben M
It is all done, a very simple kit, and very high quality. All my other pics came out blurry!
26. September 2018, 02:44
Greg Baker
Is the kit in the database? If so, can you add it to your project? I'm curious how big this thing is... because you're right, it looks a lot like the Tintin rocket of the same name. I'd be very impressed if you scratchbuilt this, because that's what I did on my Tintin rocket project, and t'weren't easy... ;)
26. September 2018, 04:58
Ben M
No it is not scratchbuilt. I can't get the mobile app to attach kits so it will have to wait til I am at a desktop. There are two sizes of the kit available, this is the smaller 1:350 version.
26. September 2018, 16:50
Julian Herrero aka Yuri
Like it Ben !!!!
16. November 2020, 19:52

October 15, 2020

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15. October 2020, 01:21

October 10, 2020

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10. October 2020, 19:07

September 14, 2020

Ben M added a new project.
1:100 Ilyushin II IL-28 Beagle (Tamiya 61601)
Ilyushin Il-28 Beagle
ID Military Angkatan Udara Republik Indonesia (Republic of Indonesia Air Force 1946-1974)
845
 
1 | 13. September 2020, 13:37
Łukasz Gliński
That's a rare topic
14. September 2020, 09:36

September 8, 2020

Ben M completed this item
8. September 2020, 03:00

September 5, 2020

Ben M completed this item
5. September 2020, 15:57

August 25, 2020

Ben M now follows Ben Schumacher
25. August 2020, 00:10

July 26, 2020

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26. July 2020, 18:19

July 23, 2020

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23. July 2020, 23:42
Ben M marked this item as tradeable/sellable
USD 40.00
23. July 2020, 23:40
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23. July 2020, 23:38
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23. July 2020, 23:37
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23. July 2020, 23:35

July 19, 2020

Ben M added a new project.
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1:72 Hughes Airwest DC-9 (Atlantis 6004)
 
1 | 20. June 2020, 12:29
Ben M
Elvis has entered the dc-9. Youtube Video

 
19. July 2020, 15:04

July 9, 2020

Ben M owns this item
9. July 2020, 02:26
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9. July 2020, 02:25

July 3, 2020

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3. July 2020, 23:12

June 21, 2020

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1. March 2020, 14:07
Wim van der Luijt
They only ever sent the prototype over to Indonesia, Fokkers where reserved for the home front
1. March 2020, 17:54
Ben M
Yep. FD-322 is the prototype.
1. March 2020, 18:54
Ketoujin
KNIL aircraft (and small arms) fascinate me. Great job.
7. May 2020, 02:27
Łukasz Gliński
Interesting
7. May 2020, 08:02
Olivier
Schipol has changed quite a bit since then. Nice photos...
7. May 2020, 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 2020, 12:28
Søren Thuesen
I will tag along with you on this build. :)
13. May 2020, 16:38
Cuajete
Following.
21. June 2020, 11:05

June 18, 2020

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Project: Kranich JZ-01
1:72 DFS Kranich (CMR G27)1:72 Dutch props (Dutch Decal 72077)
17. May 2020, 15:25
Alex K
Following, of course...
17. May 2020, 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 2020, 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 2020, 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 2020, 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 2020, 01:19
Nikolaos Kouzinis
Nice job Ben
17. June 2020, 09:21
Skywalker
I look forward to seeing the results
17. June 2020, 19:14
Ben M
Done!
18. June 2020, 19:33
Skywalker
Congratulations
18. June 2020, 21:31
18. June 2020, 22:23
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18. June 2020, 19:24

June 16, 2020

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16. June 2020, 19:03

June 14, 2020

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14. June 2020, 04:26

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 2020, 04:07
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Alex K
Nice one, Ben! Congrats!
3. June 2020, 18:27
Juergen Klinglhuber
I like unusual topics and beside that - your model turned out great.
3. June 2020, 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 2020, 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 2020, 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
Aka
Rescueranger
5. June 2020, 04:30
5. June 2020, 12:39
Mike Powers
Thank you for sharing I'm really interested in getting this started and sharing it with everyone
5. June 2020, 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 2020, 15:27

June 4, 2020

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4. June 2020, 03:18
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4. June 2020, 00:49
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1:72 Avrocar VZ-9 (Fly 72051)
 
4. June 2020, 00:43

June 3, 2020

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3. June 2020, 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 2020, 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 2020, 16:39
scalemates
Thx, i'll check later this evening
2. June 2020, 16:53
scalemates
thank you! this is fixed
2. June 2020, 20:18
Ben M
Thanks!
2. June 2020, 21:01
Ben M and Thijs de Boer are now mates.
2. June 2020, 21:00

May 30, 2020

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30. May 2020, 04:34

May 27, 2020

Ben M and Chaz Gordon are now mates.
27. May 2020, 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 2020, 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 2020, 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 2020, 22:38
Ben M
All done!
3. May 2020, 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 2020, 17:00
Munkyslut
Looks brilliant Ben, great job
4. May 2020, 17:56
Geert Heijl
I like this, an old kit properly done
4. May 2020, 22:33
Tom ...
Great result!!
24. May 2020, 01:01

May 18, 2020

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May 13, 2020

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1:72 DFS Kranich (CMR G27)1:72 Dutch props (Dutch Decal 72077)
 
13. May 2020, 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 2020, 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 2020, 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 2020, 23:24
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13. May 2020, 14:17

May 7, 2020

Ben M and Amrith Punja are now mates.
7. May 2020, 18:22
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7. May 2020, 14:43
Ben M added a new project.
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 2020, 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 2020, 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 2020, 17:36
Neuling
Very good result.
6. May 2020, 17:40
Daniel Klink
Bad kit wonderful result Ben
6. May 2020, 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 2020, 17:48
Łukasz Gliński
Lovely piece of vintage modelling
6. May 2020, 18:31
Alex K
Turned out nice, Ben!
6. May 2020, 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 2020, 02:28

May 6, 2020

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16. March 2020, 02:15
wilky
So do I
25. April 2020, 07:43
wilky
I went on a joyflight in a Tiger Moth for my fiftieth, thanks to my sister
25. April 2020, 07:45
Ben M
That had to be amazing! My dad flew in one in the 1950's
25. April 2020, 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 2020, 21:34

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1:72 SNJ NAVY TRAINER (Hawk 609-50)1:72 Dutch props (Dutch Decal 72077)
 
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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 2020, 14:37
Ben M
Thank you! They seem to have great prices.
24. March 2020, 02:28

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Aluminum Dope & Natural Metal
 
18. March 2020, 00:02
Alex K
Interesting! - And I also like the fact that you tackle subjects from various fields...
18. March 2020, 01:25
Ben M
Thanks Alex. So much to build .. and who knows how much time we have left?
18. March 2020, 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 2020, 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 2020, 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 2020, 22:06
Ben M
For future reference as well, Tamiya panel line accent dissolves Mr. Hobby, which is what started the disaster!
12. March 2020, 22:07

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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
December 1941 - Netherlands East Indies ID
BS381C:450 FS33070 FS36373
 
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Ben M
Used similarly sized Dutch decals orange triangles from do.215 to replace faded kit triangles
20. February 2020, 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 2020, 04:59
Wim van der Luijt
Crap on a cracker.....but you can up load them again??
27. February 2020, 07:44
27. February 2020, 19:11
Ben M
Complete!
29. February 2020, 23:04
Wim van der Luijt
Turned out great despite all your set backs along the way
1. March 2020, 08:01
Ben M
Thank you! Not quite what I'd hoped for, but pretty good. Learned some lessons.
1. March 2020, 13:44
Alex K
Thumbs up for the completed Buffalo - and bring on the next ML-KNIL project! - oh, I see you already have!!! :)
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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 2020, 20:43
Alex K
Keep up the good work, Ben!
18. February 2020, 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 2020, 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 2020, 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 2020, 06:50
Ben M
I think I accidentally deleted this album?
27. February 2020, 05:00
Łukasz Gliński
Oh no! Have you tried turning it of and on again? Ekhm, clicking 'Undo' I mean... ;)
27. February 2020, 07:36
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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 2020, 04:39
Ben M
Thanks Bob, I had no idea this product existed. Just ordered some!
20. February 2020, 18:16
Bob Hall
I ran into your same problem, and some one helped me with this. Works Great !
20. February 2020, 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 2020, 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 2020, 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 2020, 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 2020, 10:46
Kerry COX
You can actually put it through an air brush, diluted with a small amount of water.
21. February 2020, 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 2020, 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 2020, 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 2020, 18:54
Maksim Rossomakhin
Be careful with track links — very tiny
18. February 2020, 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 2020, 19:41

February 9, 2020

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Ben M
This is an A12 Matilda II, not an A11 Matilda I
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