me too 🙂
Welcome guys and thanks for joining in! I bought this kit on impulse and not knowing what to build it into, until I saw the Group Build pop up through Sebastian. I have a couple of other projects on my bench (and those are not getting the TLC they deserve right now either....), so this one will be a future project. Seeing that the Group Build lasts until 31 December, I still have some time, but I hope I can start this one rather soon: 1) The kit is amazing! 2) More importantly, I like co-building with my mates in a group build. More to follow! 😉
Watching. Waiting 🙂 Plenty of time still. No rush 👍
😄 No sense of pressure whatsoever..... 😉 I was at the local hobby store yesterday and they had the Profipack MF version just in. I was holding that box waaaay longer than needed before putting it back. 😉 Had something to do with building like a glacier on downers and offering some of my stash for the club auction. 🙁
that boxart is surely spiffy, can't blame you with the purchase honestly. 😄
Taking a seat. I've been enjoying all the mig-21s.
Following this one too
May 10, 2021
This first picture is amazing - as is the whole project! Would be a cool thing to place it next to a Berlin Brigade Chieftain...
Thanks Mirko! That's actually a good idea. The new Takom Chieftain combi kit should be nice and that comes with the Berlin urban camouflage scheme.
Nice, will take a seat. 🙂
Welcome aboard Ingo! Hopefully tonight or tomorrow night I have some time to build and upload some new pictures.
What a cool project 👍 Didn't know they stayed so long in Germany
They actually remained there quite a while indeed, come to think about it...
That escalated quickly 👍
Very good! Top small scale build. 👍
Looks really great!! 👌
It surely did Łukasz! I was bound by a deadline to bring it in for the model club meeting last Friday. Only back home, I saw I left off the spent cases chute for the machine gun mount. :-/ That'll be added when I bring it back home. I'll also post some better pictures then.
Thanks for the compliments Neuling and Mirko! 👍
April 27, 2021
Freightdog Models 1:72
FDR72021 2012 | Нова прес-форма
MH0005 201a | Нова прес-форма
April 26, 2021
SWS48-12 2021* | Змінені деталі
48-018 2021* | Нова прес-форма
Voyager Model 1:16
PE16055 2021* | Нова прес-форма
April 25, 2021
April 23, 2021
First to follow !! :-D
If we're counting I'll be second then 😄
😄 Welcome guys! I read an article from a guy grafting Revell F-16A parts to the Tamiya F-16C and when I find the courage to cut up a Tamiya kit, I'll post some pictures of my further progress. For now I only experimented with some colors and altered the front fuselage to correspond with the F-16A panel lines. Update will be slow, because of other commitments now. But.....definitely more to follow in a week or two! 🙂
The article that prompted me to this build.
Nice Patrick. Is the fade just layering of the same colour or darker tones for subsequent layers?
Hi Gary, I went from an orange yellow to a true orange and am now mixing a brown shade to go into almost black. Every shade is misted on until a certain density is achieved.
60788 2015 | Змінені деталі
April 21, 2021
72-019 (72-19) 2005 | Нова прес-форма
April 17, 2021
2134 2021 | Змінено деколі
April 15, 2021
HLH72059 2018 | Нова прес-форма
07145 2018 | Змінені деталі
April 8, 2021
Got it - minus the smears ("fast" position) I remember doing the wings first on the F-111 too - kind of makes sense on a swing-wing aircraft...
Yeah, I want to portray it in the wings extended mode, so therefore the smears would be visible. I don't want to have them abruptly stop where they go under those gloves.
Ahh, a „B" 👍 Count me in!
Hi Roland and Sergej! Yes, it's a "B". 😄
Looking at the BuNo, this plane started out as an "A" initially delivered to VF-21 in the early '80s. I'll check my references, but it could be I'm building this bird twice: Once as a VF-21 F-14A and once as a VF-103 F-14B. Weird...
Looking at the smallafv.blogspot.com review that Franziska looks nice... But dang! That 2A7 looks sublime! 👍😄
April 5, 2021
AWC Models 1:48
A 48-37 2021 | Нова прес-форма
March 22, 2021
S-3241 (3241) 2021 | Нова прес-форма
72S0006 2021 | Нова прес-форма
March 21, 2021
Special Hobby 1:72
SH72382 2021* | Змінено деколі
February 22, 2021
Want one!!!!!! Uhm...... a lot!!!!!! 😄 😄 😄
Border Model 1:72
TK-7201 (BT-7201) 2020 | Нова прес-форма
Although the box art picture is smaller compared to the one for the initial release, this one has the XXXX in the box art text adjusted to the actual box contents.
February 13, 2021
February 10, 2021
Wolfpak Decals 1:72
72-129 2019 | Нова прес-форма
12563 2019 | Нова прес-форма
Life Miniatures 1:10
Life Miniatures 1:12
LM-12002 2021 | Нова прес-форма
January 29, 2021
A Tamiya F-4B??? I don't care it's only a CAD drawing now, I just want one!!! 😄
@ Palo M, there's a reason it'c called 'Double Ugly'. 😄
@ Maciej, obviously.......
Probably will be a very nice kit. But the ZM standard already appears to be very high, according to trusted sources like youtube & co...
If I were to build one, I´d go for one of the gorgeous JSDAF "Goodbye Phantom" schemes - like the last one in the ZM line-up... May still happen in the early 2030´s 😄
Hi Slavo! Yes, I can fully agree on ZM having a really high standard as I have their F-4S in my stash and a club member built the F-4D and it looked great! 👍 Thing is though, that ZM doesn't have an F-4B or F-4N in their line-up yet. Since Tamiya put in an F-4B and knowing Tamiya's quality, I'm more than thrilled right now. If ZM were to bring out an F-4B, then it would be a very hard comparison between the two, but for now I would pick up that Tamiya F-4B blindly. I'm hoping though that either one of those companies would bring out a soft wing late F-4E/F/G. Fingers crossed for that! But aren't these glorious times to be a modeler? 😄
Those late E/F/G are something missing in this scale, so somebody will release it sooner or later.
I'm also looking forward to the late E and G version.
Anyhow a few days ago I got the new early E from ZM. Awesome looking kit a lot of details and possibilities to show it at the end of the day. The decal sheet looks also very impressive there are more than 400 decals to apply on this one !
In case that there is only one decal option you will have to apply them all ...
I love this plane and I don't know really why but hey yes there are great times for this hobby and I believe once this one is available I put it into my stash .
January 26, 2021
RS48-0064 2017 | Нова прес-форма
648228 2015 | Нова прес-форма
January 25, 2021
1448 2021 | Змінено деколі
January 20, 2021
Well done. Very nice.
Luckily the kit comes with a (technically 3) spinner decal. I wouldn't know how to do it without decals or masks though... Well, in real life those swirls were hand painted and in some pictures the look a bit wonky and haphazard, so why try to be more precise in 1/72 than in 1/1?
Thanks Joshua and mark! 👍
January 7, 2021
70128 2018 | Змінені деталі
December 29, 2020
A68210 2015 | Набір моделей
Reported for misleading title! (just kidding)
Beautiful work though, Patrick! 🙂
Hi Daniel! Indeed misleading.... A while ago I was working some albums on my phone and apparently I'm waaaaay too fat fingered to pull that off. 😄 Time for some cleaning up I guess.
By the way, this album is also the one I used in the Bf 109 group build.
December 26, 2020
SWS48-10-M02 2020 | Нова прес-форма
SWS48-10-M01 2020 | Нова прес-форма
December 19, 2020
Sadly no-one is gonna see another one like this as well as this is the special farewell paint scheme it received when being retired by the squadron.
True! Now I need to actually build the little bugger.
Count me in!
Today was my last working day... Modeling time and this one is high on the to do list! 👍
December 16, 2020
That looks fantastic!
Oops.... Sorry Chris, posted this in a wrong album...Should be this one: F6F-5K Completed | Album by Hagel (1:72)
Hmmm.... You pointed me to my own album toss up. Not sure what happened here, but this shouldn't be a Bf 109. It should contain pictures of a future Draken build....
Excellent reference pictures Patrick!! thanks for sharing
When I was a kid, living in China Lake, I remember an F 86 junk yard and wondering how they could just toss history aside like surplus refrigerators. Glad to see one being resurrected.
@Joshua, what do you mean with trouble? Did the decal not fit well or did it not adhere? Or didn't it conform to the details on the airbrakes?
@bossy122, as much as we are enthusiastically about keeping these icons well preserved and as much as we hope 'the professionals' keep aircraft as pristine as we have them in our minds, that sadly isn't the reality and to most operators this is just 'hardware'. I used to work with helicopters and during an exercise I had a person come up to me asking about taking pictures while we were training field landings and operations. I told him to stay outside our perimeter and only take pictures of them being airborne. No persons, hardware or anything else while we were working. That's when/were I noticed my internal modeler couldn't care less about those amazing modeling subjects, I was just concerned about the progress of our training and the safety of everybody involved. Afterwards I thought that before joining, I would be that enthousiast wanting to take those pictures.
Looking mighty fine Patrick 👍. Always nice too see a good sharkmouth
Dank je wel Erik! I have a couple of future P-40 builds (Special Hobby ones) planned for later and wanted to veer away from the obligatory shark mouths........ But...... I could not not build one, so I used some spare Special Hobby decals on this one. I have to admit, it felt relieving to put those on to that big grinning intake. 😄
Looking mighty fine Patrick 👍
Yap, really like the result👍
Thanks guys! I hope to finish it this weekend.
Looks great so far 👍
Danke Roland! 👍
Great build Patrick. Some great tips there.
Thanks David! Same here! I used this build as a work-up to my next Special Hobby P-40. I learned more than I expected as well.
Very cool result Patrick once again 👍
and you inspired me for a little built between the Builds found a started Academy M/N in a cupboard
Thanks Joshua and Daniel! 👍 Daniel, I degraded the Academy P-40E to a training build once I received the Special Hobby one. But to be fair to the Academy one, I should have regarded it with the same respect as I did for that Special Hobby one as it truly is a great kit once you put a little work in it. Fit is awesome, panel lines are sharp and consistent and the overall shape is spot on! The interior is a bit sparse to current standards, but in the end the seat, floor, sides and IP can be painted up nicely. Please do enjoy your P-40 as it is a much overseen gem. 👍
This album will be good in due time, thanks s lot for sharing!!
Omg, exactly what i need! Thx for sharing!
My pleasure Roland! When I went there, I took a couple of pictures of the F-14A they had sitting out there. I looked at places I was interested in as a modeler, but I guess that could be helpful for others as well.
December 15, 2020
December 4, 2020
Germania Figuren 1:72
STL CW-1101 2020 | Нова прес-форма Цифрова: 3D-файл даних
3R Model 1:72
TK 7005 2021 | Нова прес-форма
Germania Figuren 1:72
STL CW-1103 2020 | Нова прес-форма Цифрова: 3D-файл даних
November 26, 2020
FL11 2006 | Змінені деталі
Welcome aboard Patrick...!
Hey Patrick, looking forward to seeing your Swiss 109.🙂
This one is literally still in it's shrink wrap, but I was thrilled by the quality and ease of construction, that after the Grünherz one, I was in for another, being a bit different though.
Count me in
Welcome aboard! This one will be an exercise in Swiss cleanliness as I want to portray it right after the Swiss received their 12 G-6s.
November 21, 2020
AZ model 1:72
AZ7490 2015 | Змінено деколі
Muito obrigado, Rui!
Agree with everyone, beautiful result.
Bf 109G-6 Erla 9./JG54 February 1944 Obslt Wilhelm Schilling | Album by Hagel (1:72)
Tried to take some better pictures of the finished bird. It shows I really need to invest in photography and the needed skills for that.
Can't be any worse than mine. LOL.
November 16, 2020
Perfect Scale Modellbau 1:35
DEC 027 2020 | Нова прес-форма
Perfect Scale Modellbau 1:35
DEC026 2020 | Нова прес-форма
Perfect Scale Modellbau 1:35
35204 2020 | Нова прес-форма
November 10, 2020
QB 72651 2020 | Нова прес-форма
AZ model 1:72
AZ7657 2020 | Змінено деколі
November 8, 2020
November 3, 2020
WP14807 2020* | Змінено ???
Caracal Models 1:72
CD72107 2020* | Нова прес-форма
October 29, 2020
October 28, 2020
October 20, 2020
? 2018 | Нова прес-форма
FP37 2020 | Нова прес-форма
Syhart Decal 1:72
October 19, 2020
October 18, 2020
QB 72 610
Kora Models 1:72
DEC72140 (DEC 72.140) 2012 | Нова прес-форма