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Petri Manninen .added the Revell Ju 52/3m (1:144) to his stash.
1:144 Ju 52/3m (Revell 04843)
Ju 52/3m
Revell 1:144
2013 | Changed decals
25. June at 19:27:58 Share
Rv added a new photoalbum.
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New: 25. June at 19:27:55
Project: M4A3 Sherman in scale 1:48
1:48 M4A3 (76)W Tank (Hobby Boss 84805)1:48 M4A3 75mm Sherman Tank (Bandai 8265)1:48 Browning M2 aircraft .50 caliber (12.7mm) barrels (Master AM-48-001)3+
29. May at 21:52:06 Share
Rv Feeling a massive batch of positive waves with this kitbash ! ;)
29. May at 21:53:39
Choppa Nutta interesting stuff ! :)

I wonder what was in the voyager upgrade pack ?
any chance of a photo of the contents please ?
29. May at 22:20:19
Rv Thanks mate !
A link, with much more details than I could provide:
BTW, not a so useful item for my project... most of the parts won't be used !
29. May at 23:37:08
Choppa Nutta are ok so it's a PE set and not resin parts gotcha ! :)
btw nice work on the gun mechanism
29. May at 23:41:26
Markus Kutsch
30. May at 11:16:50
JOHN THOMAS Nice work and great movie
30. May at 14:09:06
Zsolt Czegle Of course following! :D
30. May at 14:18:39
Rv Thanks !
Building in progress: metal barrel is in place. Commander's hatch/cuppola and the bogies have picked on the Hobby Boss donor kit. The Bandai is more than correct for his age, but does need some preparation work.
02. June at 15:44:59
Rv Bogies completed, turret almost finished.
13. June at 19:41:52
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Dave Norman added a new project.
Status: Work in progress | Scale: 1:72 | Albums: 1 with 18 images
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1:72 Dassault Rafale M (Hobby Boss 87247)1:72 Dassault Etendard IVP / IVM (Graphy-Air Transkit n°1)
02. June at 20:36:57 Share
Aris aka Amen Interesting collection!
15. June at 00:22:29
Dave Norman Thanks Aris. I have a love of aircraft tankers. Unfortunately they tend to be quite big aircraft so I'm currently concentrating on building smaller buddy-buddy aircraft to save space!
15. June at 09:20:45
Aris aka Amen Nice idea Norman to express your like. It's kind an unusual activity to see too. Today i heard that us navy is preparing the x-47 as a tanker too!
15. June at 23:29:08
Ekki Watching.
16. June at 18:32:50
Dave Norman Uploaded 2 photos of the upper fuselage. There are 2 protrusions on the wing (circled in red). Does anyone know if they should be there or if they need removing?
16. June at 21:37:27
VILLIERE Julien no idea
16. June at 23:37:44
Aris aka Amen 99% You should remove it, it's an injection pin mark.
17. June at 00:09:08
Dave Norman Thanks guys. I've checked a few sources online and couldn't find any such protrusions. Strange location for such a prominent injection pin mark. I guess I'll be removing them.
17. June at 07:43:17
Andrew Walker Looking forward to seeing this on the tables mate
22. June at 19:09:28
Dave Norman Couple of new photos added of the intakes. The work done on the intakes may have all been in vain as I might hide it all with some intake blanks.
25. June at 19:16:02
Aris aka Amen Looking smooth and thin.
25. June at 19:22:53
Dave Norman Thanks Aris. As I said, the intake trunking isn't right and there is no engine front engine detail so I may hide it all any way.
25. June at 19:27:11
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KollHBM added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: January 11, 2016
Project: Yoshida's Ki-44-II Shoki in scale 1:72
1:72 Nakajima Ki-44-II Shoki (Tojo) (Hasegawa 51631)
11. January 2016 at 00:59:49 Share
Russ Haines added the Special Hobby D.H. 103 Sea Hornet F.Mk.20 (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 D.H. 103 Sea Hornet F.Mk.20 (Special Hobby SH72057)
D.H. 103 Sea Hornet F.Mk.20
Special Hobby 1:72
2005 | Changed parts
25. June at 19:25:15 Share
KollHBM added a new photoalbum.
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New: 25. June at 10:12:08
Project: Swiss G-13 in scale 1:72
1:72 Hetzer (UM Models 353)
25. June at 10:11:50 Share
Andreas Lott added the Academy M113A2 (1:35) to his stash.
1:35 M113A2 (Academy 1354)
M113A2 Armored Personnel Carrier
Academy 1:35
1354 (TA965)
1993 | New tool
25. June at 19:24:02 Share
Andreas Lott added the Academy M113 ZELDA (1:35) to his stash.
1:35 M113 ZELDA (Academy 1372)
Academy 1:35
1372 (TA976)
1995 | Changed parts
25. June at 19:23:44 Share
Michael Phillips added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: April 03, 2017
1:48 MiG-25RBT Foxbat B (ICM 48901)1:48 KM-1M (NeOmega )1:48 MiG-25 Foxbat Pitot Tube (Master AM-48-129)1+
03. April at 18:13:03 Share
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C Marques de Sá Excellent!
25. June at 02:44:40
Edward May You nailed this one perfectly, those Iraqi AF MiG-25s were some of the dirtiest Foxbats I had ever seen photographed! Wonderful work, one day I hope to reproduce this effect in 1/72! ^_^
25. June at 02:55:29
Cristian L Michael, if you don't mind sharing more information on the exhaust painting I'd sure be interested.
25. June at 09:47:46
Gerald Willing Very nice paint job and weathering on this airplane
25. June at 10:44:55
Edward May Good question Cristian, I too would like to know how to paint such convincing tailpipes!
25. June at 11:07:56
Wim van der Luijt looks like it can take off any minute...very realistic warbird
25. June at 11:13:04
Markus Kutsch Excelentééé
25. June at 11:23:30
Michael Phillips Thanks C Marques, Edward, Gerald, Wim, and Markus! Your very kind words brighten my day!

Edward and Christian, my paint process for both metalwork and regular paint goes like this:

1. Black primer base (Gunze Mr Surfacer 1500 Black)
2. White marble/doodle coat for "black-base" pre-shade using Tamiya White Liquid primer. I use this product mostly because I have a TON of it and no longer use it as a primer, so just trying to use it up. You can use any white, or even a light gray if you wish. I prefer white because it is easier to control how much I let though the basecoat. If I use gray it can quickly be covered completely, losing it's effect. I have gone from being quite deliberate with this stage and taking a long time to doing quick doodles and figure eights as well as heavy and light patches. This now takes me half the time it used to because I just go and dont think about it. This actually helps me to be more random, which is the goal. It is easy to be a little to uniform, which is the opposite of the nature or real weathering.
3. Base Coat. I build up color slowly, allowing some of the pre-shading to come through. More so in some areas, less so in others. I like to use Mr Paint, Gunze Aqueous, and Tamiya paints as much as possible.
4. Clear Coat for decals. I BRUSH paint straight Future on the entire model. Depending on the glossiness of the paint, I will apply one or two coats. Then apply decals. I use future as my decal setting solution as well.
5. After decals have been applied, I wait one day and apply the wash. I really like using the MIG Ammo washes. I prefer Deep Gray for most gray aircraft and Deep Brown for other colors, such as tans, browns, and greens. I apply this rather haphazardly and liberally along all panel lines and rivets. I don't try to get cute with precision pin washes or try to be neat. Once again randomness is your friend here. I let this dry for about 30 mins to an hour. I like it to be juuust a little wet still so that I can get nice streaking and staining effects. The Deep Gray is great for gray aircraft because it has a little brown cast to it, giving it a nice dirty look when applied. If my clear coat was just right it will mostly come up with just a lint free rag or Q-tips without the need to add Odorless Turpentine or any other solvent. I wipe from front to rear of the plane, to give it the effect of motion and streaks from airflow.
6. Next up I use Tamiya Smoke. I like to randomly fill panels, out line some panels, outline some panel lines, create shadows and other stains, and then randomly spray darker areas. I can effectively control how dark these areas are by how many coats or how heavy I apply the Smoke.
7. Next I use Tamiya Rubber Black (heavily thinned), to give even more depth, dirt, and grime in random areas and to give more "pop" to areas that would be grimier than others. This also has a different dark hue than both the smoke and the washes, giving a nice contrast not only in color depth, but also in color hue.
8. Finally, I apply the flat coat. I make my flat coat using future and Tamiya Flat Base X-21. Ratio of about 6 parts Future to 1 part X-21. Don't go too much more X-21 than that as it will "frost" if you are not careful. I spray this one, and can control how flat I want the finished coat is by how much I apply. That's it!

For the metalwork (other than the nozzles on this, which was a different process), my workflow usually goes like this:

1. Alclad Gloss Black Primer is applied after masking off the other areas. I usually do my metalwork after the rest is already painted. Just a personal preference.
2. Next I spray Alclad Airframe Aluminum. I really like this stuff. I can control how shiny it is by how much I apply. It is also easy to modulate the paint with this to get tonal variation to create wear areas. It also sprays much nicer than the other Alclads because the metallic pigments are much smaller than the others. That is why it can get such a high shine.
3. Next I spray Gold Titanium or Pale Burnt Metal along the panel lines to simulate heat stress. This will only slightly show through later, but gives a really nice effect.
4. Next up I sprayed Burnt Iron on the darker panels of the exhaust section, based on what I saw in pictures.
5. On this build, I next sprayed my Flat Coat mix over the entire metal area. I usually do not do this, but pictures I have seen seem to show these areas a really flat. This really made the shiny areas that I had left shiny towards the forward fuselage look faded and worn, which was a great result I had not expected. Happy Accident, I say!

For the nozzles, I also used Alclad Gloss Black primer, then Airframe Aluminum. Then I sprayed Gold Titanium over the entire nozzle area. I then took some more Airframe Aluminum and started spraying random "spots" of varying size and shape. I then took some clear blue, and sprayed over these "spots" with varying intensity. I then took clear red and sprayed over these "spots" again, also with varying intensity. I then went back in with airframe aluminum and sprayed over that lightly on some of the "spots", but leaving others alone.

On the inside, the inner panels were painted with Alclad Gloss Black Primer, then Airframe Aluminum, then I sprayed MRP Russian Wheel Green over it, giving it a metallic green appearance. I then gave it a wash of black, then dry brushed some light tan in there. Then I went in with Tamiya Rubber Black to give it a bit of a sooty black look around the ends of the petals and outer edges.

Anyway, I sure have rambled on, but I hope this helps.

If you have any specific questions, please feel free to ask!
25. June at 19:22:27
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Endre Hagerup Bødtker added the Condor/MPM Focke-Wulf Fw 189 A (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 Focke-Wulf Fw 189 A (Condor/MPM C72017)
Focke-Wulf Fw 189 A Upgraded
Condor/MPM 1:72
200x | Changed parts
25. June at 19:18:50 Share


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