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Aircraft / Re: Ta-152C
« Last post by Ian the Kiwi Herder on Today at 09:42:01 pm »
Flory wash, on.






More after the weekend.

Ian.
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Aircraft / Re: ARDU EE/CAC Lightning F Mk. 10 Ressurection
« Last post by Modelling_Mushi on Today at 09:09:14 pm »
Ok all,its been a while but I have keep plodding on. Unfortunately this one is not turning in out well so she will go in the 'good from 3 meters' pile. Ive resprayed 3 times and each time, with different paints, I'm getting orange peeling (yep, all acrylics,. least worst is Gunze so that's what she wears now) and I have realized the wings are not level. Anyway for your edification or amusement the following photos:

Topside view where she stands today.


Underside view showing undercart (Mirage F1 donor) and intake (G.D. F16 donor).


Close up of u/c installation. This is 50% reason for the extension as it has used up 50%+ of the F.6 bellytank.


Front on view showing the list and the Mirage F1 refeulling arm. Fanta can scheme looks good too.


And finally a very bad one showing the ground clearance and how the intake appears.


So its going to be bolting on the pylons (and the camera tank assemblies also orange peeled !!!!), wheels and pitot and Im calling her done.

Thanks for patience and dropping in.

Adios
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Modeling Blogs / 1/72 Revell Avro Shackleton AEW.3
« Last post by McColm on Today at 08:47:50 pm »
Been thinking of this Whiff for quite some time.
The Avro Shackleton AEW.3 was proposed but due to cost efficiency the Shackleton MR.2 was chosen.
 Due to ground clearance I'm moving the radome that usually fits under the chin on the Mk2 to fit on the upper fuselage. Parts from the Revell AEW.2 kit will also be used.
 The Revell Mk2 will be painted in Lancaster colour scheme and turned into a bomber with upper gun turrets.
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Sci-fi / Re: Bandai 1/2400 Zanzibar Class
« Last post by PR19_Kit on Today at 08:26:12 pm »




That's why you're thinking of revolvers, the exhaust end looks just like a Pepperbox pistol.
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Swap Shop / Re: Old Wombat's Stash Rationalisation
« Last post by Old Wombat on Today at 08:01:41 pm »
These are still on the market! Anyone? ???

PLASTIC MODEL KITS FOR SALE

1/72 SCI-FI

Hasegawa   Macross CF-1S Strike Valkyrie (metallic)                                                      AU$10

1/72 AIRCRAFT

HobbyBoss   Curtiss P-40B/C “Hawk”-81 (EasyKit)                                                           AU$4
Italeri   Heinkel He-111 H-6 (propellers not in box – used elsewhere?)                             AU$8
Airfix    De Havilland Mosquito FB.VI (ex-Dogfight Double Set)                                      AU$5
Airfix    De Havilland Mosquito Mk.II/IV/XVIII                                                                   AU$7
Airfix    Boulton-Paul Defiant NF.1                                                                                   AU$5
Airfix    Westland Whirlwind (twin-engine fighter)                                                           AU$6
Airfix    Hawker Hurricane Mk.I                                                                                   AU$5 (ON HOLD)
Airfix    Fairey Battle                                                                                                   AU$6

1/48 AIRCRAFT

HobbyCraft   Bell P-59A “1st US Jet”                                                                      AU$10
Airfix            Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XII                                                                   AU$15
HobbyBoss    Dassault Rafale B (two-seater)                                                           AU$20
HobbyBoss    LTV A-7D Corsair II                                                                           AU$25
HobbyBoss    LTV A-7K Corsair II (two-seater)                                                           AU$25

1/35 ARMOUR

Academy      M-18 “Hellcat” Motor Gun Carriage                                                           AU$15
AFV Club       Sd.Kfz.251/1 Ausf.D (half-track Schützenpanzer)                                   AU$25
CyberHobby   JS-1/JS-2 (“Josef Stalin” tank)                                                           AU$25
CyberHobby   ZSU-23-4M “Shilka” Air Defence System                                                   AU$25
Dragon         Pz.Kpfw.I Ausf.A                                                                                       AU$20
Dragon         StuG.III Ausf.G                                                                                   AU$20
ICM              Pz.Kpfw.V “Panther” Ausf.D                                                                   AU$15
Italeri           17 pdr SP M-10 “Achilles”                                                                   AU$15
Tamiya         T34/76 “ChTZ” version, 1943 production                                                   AU$20
Trumpeter    FV4034 Challenger II MBT (early boxing)                                                   AU$20

They'll be here until mid-to-late January, then I'll give the Bay of Evil a go.
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The "WHIF's You Have Found" / Re: Whiffs found on Facebook
« Last post by TheChronicOne on Today at 07:43:44 pm »
Found this on the E.A.M. Everything About Modeling And Other Hobbies page.

No known source or owner but it's definitely a whif model..   



Neato burrito, man!! If I can ascertain more about it I'll try to remember to post.
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Modeling Blogs / Re: Moments of Zen
« Last post by TheChronicOne on Today at 07:08:50 pm »
Keep it up, Solo, wind up a candy bar!  :wacko:

 ;D

A Jailhouse you say, turned into an art studio? Sitting on my hands in the heaviest way to not make political commentary about the state of our for-profit prison system...   *AHEM*

You know... when I mask for a paint job.. you know, to make the lines and demarcations and stuff?? I rather like that.. especially when it's a livery or scheme of my own making. A canopy or something similar??  NO WAY, man.  :o ;D

Sho' right when I get my first 35 kit it's going to be a blast...and... and ordeal; but to the chagrin of many here I plan to make it real-world. But that's just the first one....  Doing the same to my Raptor. I'm going to make it OOB real-world, too.... all that grey and everything that goes with it..  :wub:
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Armour / Re: 1:72 Super heavy E-100 Ausf. D battle tank
« Last post by rickshaw on Today at 07:03:57 pm »

As an related side note: Due the weight, this thing was also supposed to wade through bodies of water (instead of over it on a bridge or ferry), and there was an interesting two-vehicle combo of two connected tanks, one running under water and the other on land supplying the diving one with air and electricity. Must have been horribly complicated, though.
Wasn't that the Maus though, not E-100?

Re the colours, using a combination of Panzergrau and RLM02 makes total sense, because even in OTL Germany was fast running out of paints already by late 1944. Usually, the reddish rust protection was overpainted already in the factory with the "base" colour (Dunkelgelb), and the camouflage colours were then sent to frontline units which were supposed to mix those with oil, but oil being rather precious by then, they often used water, alcholol, whatever was at hand (leading to a wild inconsistency in opacity and tone; patterns had always been only "recommendations"). However, some factories ran out of paint altogether (there are examples of Panthers with only their turret painted in yellow, and their hull unpainted and camo applied directly on top of the rustproofing), and even those factories that had paint were in the process of switching from Dunkelgelb to Olivgrün as supplies of the former were running out; eventually, they were running out of Olivgrün too and so reverted back to the pre-1943 Panzergrau of which there was still plenty in stock (there's anecdotal evidence of even a grey Tiger II being encountered).

My understanding is that until ~1943, the base colour was Panzer Grey.  From mid-1943-late-1944-early-1945, the base colour was basically "Desert Yellow" and from early 1945 until the end it became a green colour. They attempted to adhere to those instructions as much as possible but in the last month or so, the supply system broke down almost completely for things like paints.  Their biggest problem was the lack of solvents, in which the dyes could be dissolved and it then applied to the vehicles.  Their use of petrol as a solvent didn't help either, even if it was more efficient than water.
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Alternative Spanish Air Force (Republican or Imperial) Oval intake MiG-21 F13

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Sci-fi / Re: Bandai 1/2400 Zanzibar Class
« Last post by TheChronicOne on Today at 06:48:14 pm »
WOW!

 :o :o :o

This is fantastic.....  :bow: :bow: :bow: :drink: :cheers: :party: :blink:

Nice, work, Chaos-dude!  I love the whole paint finish and the colors.. the striping...  :wub: 

Getting a whole revolver pistol vibe too for some odd reason . . ..   :angel: ;) ;D
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