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Aircraft Modeling / Re: Mirage III C, Eduard kit 8103 1/48
« on: August 08, 2019, 12:34:33 AM »
Very nice, mate!!

Aircraft Modeling / Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
« on: August 07, 2019, 11:44:24 AM »
This is beautiful, all the time spent masking has paid off perfectly!

Aircraft Modeling / Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
« on: August 03, 2019, 04:39:30 PM »
Further, these were maintained very cleanly it seems, so extra work on your part is probably not necessary? It is a true beauty, that I can see!!

Aircraft Modeling / Re: Accurate Miniatures Avenger II
« on: July 21, 2019, 02:01:23 PM »
Thanks, my friend--I contribute very little nowadays....

Aircraft Modeling / Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
« on: July 20, 2019, 04:59:27 PM »
All coming together!

Aircraft Modeling / Re: Accurate Miniatures Avenger II
« on: July 20, 2019, 04:55:25 PM »
Primer last night, Sky this morning:

Aircraft Modeling / Re: Renard 31 (FRROM 1/72)
« on: July 14, 2019, 11:20:59 PM »
Yes, those turned out wonderful, steady hand!

Aircraft Modeling / Re: Hawker tempest, Eduard 1/48, 82121
« on: July 09, 2019, 11:55:13 AM »
Great! Love this one!!

I just went way back and looked at the first release Eduard Tempest I built and it is amazing how far molding has advanced in thes few years.....

Aircraft Modeling / Re: B-29 Assembly Line
« on: July 09, 2019, 12:54:21 AM »
Yes, good work on these--too bad about the gear doors, but I reckon they never intended for these big kits to be built "in flight". You are giving me the urge to work on my Superfort again someday!!

Aircraft Modeling / Re: Belgian Mirage 5 (Mark One 1/144)
« on: July 03, 2019, 11:17:00 PM »
When you first mentioned these doors I immediately looked at some photos--you're correct to open them! This is just like the D model Mustang, the doors bleed open after the engine is shut down.

Aircraft Modeling / Re: Accurate Miniatures Avenger II
« on: July 03, 2019, 12:42:23 AM »
Thanks, friends.

I've assembled the primary sections together, here is the result. This kit fits together so nicely that I almost painted it in sections like my Fleet Air Arm Hellcat, but decided to glue the wings on first to maintain strength for later.

It won't be long until painting starts.....

Aircraft Modeling / Re: Accurate Miniatures Avenger II
« on: June 29, 2019, 12:51:04 AM »
This is truly a relaxing kit to assemble, it goes together with little need of filler. The only thing I can find wrong with it is that it will be BIG when finished--quite unlike all the Bf 109s I've been used to!! The engine is assembled with kit parts only, no PE or other embellishment and it still looks pretty nice.

Aircraft Modeling / Re: Accurate Miniatures Avenger II
« on: June 27, 2019, 12:09:12 PM »
Yes, I test-fit the turret right after I glued the fuselage halves together. (Last time I follow the instruction sheet!!! :))I think the best solution to it would be to complete the turret and paint it, install it in place and then glue the halves together. I never really thought of that alternative and now it's too late, but I did pry it in there just like you did, so that's what will happen.

Aircraft Modeling / Tamiya P-47 1/72
« on: June 25, 2019, 12:14:48 AM »
Last weekend I finished this Tamiya Thunderbolt that I started long ago. We were living in Texas at the time it was begun and I simply never got around to working on it in all these years. Simply put, this is one of the nicest kits I've ever built in any scale, and it hardly needs glue or filler. The markings on this one are for a training P-47 assigned to Bruning Army Air Field in central Nebraska, about three hours south of my home town. I have an excellent photo from the Base Historical Record showing Y84 sitting on it's nose with a bent prop and cowling. The final photo is of Y84 and Y36, another Bruning trainer that was my first aircraft model completed after joining LLL!

The decals are partly Tamiya kit decals with numerals taken from Microscale sheets I purchased in the 1970s! With a coat of clear they worked just like new!

Aircraft Modeling / Re: Bf-109 Group Build-All Variants
« on: June 24, 2019, 11:11:08 PM »
I'm too lazy to start a new thread on this '109 since I didn't take any in progress photos, so I'll fit it into our old GB.

Recently I re-read an excellent book on JG 26 and I decided to build a Gustav flown by Klaus Meitusch. The airplane here was flown occasionally by Meitusch when he was Gruppenkommandeur of III./JG 26. The kit is the old Hasegawa G-6 built out of the box but with a canopy from my spares box. Decals were sourced mostly from my extra sheets.

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