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Aircraft Modeling / glue applicator - Kapatko
« on: May 14, 2014, 12:49:59 PM »
I would like you to introduce one very interesting product from Eduard. The product name is Kapatko. Well, the name don't say much unless you'r speaking Czech..... It's a glue applicator or dropper. The product is made as photo-etched, I tried it out and it works fantastic. I tried it out both with super glue and modeling glue also and in both cases works just fine, if you wish to put a small amount of glue and with high precision this is the right tool for you ! First I thought I will need some handle to put the tool in, but no handle is needed at all. Thanks to it's material it's easy to clean with no damage what so ever so my estimation is that one pack of Kapatko will last for a very long time

For conclusion, this product is well worth purchase your own, it will help you a lot with precision glue application, only a name of the product on English language won't be bad for all of us who don't speak Czech.....

Aircraft Modeling / Remove Before Flight
« on: May 10, 2014, 09:52:27 AM »
As you all probably know I'm building an A 7 Corsair II

and I got this newest " model madness " and have the chance to try it out on the A 7 seat. The product is Remove Before Flight tags from Eduard, and the manufacturer says in the description - fabric. Well, let's see.

The content of the the product :

The use is really simple, just take of the tag from the paper, put it together with the etched safety pin and you are all done. And believe it or not it is fabric ! At first it look too big, it looked like it is for 1/32, but with the little help of dear and helpful No.1 I found it out that the size is just wright.

On the end, for this product I can only say bravo for Eduard and I strongly recommend the use of it, it is small but very useful update set !

Ground Forces / Tree by modellius
« on: May 06, 2014, 03:39:51 PM »
Hi to you all, I wish to share my three making technique, it's not all mine, just a few changes/adjustmens, basically you can find this in Adoba Laszlo's fantastic book Let's Build Dioramas, I tried it out and it really works, it's easy and cheap !

So, lets's start :

First you need a simple copper wire, all junk electrical devices have one  :-green , i cut it about 10 % - 15 % longer than the height of the tree would be, this percentage will be lost with twisting the wire.

Then we can shape the tree. At first I recommend a photo of the tree until the first few trees, just to get the right shape. I always put toothpick in the trunk ( fixing with super glue without problems ) sa I have a place to keep the tree without touching it and I use this toothpick later on to fix the tree on the base

To get rid of the texture of the twisted copper wire I use white glue for carpenters in several layers

Next step. Putting a layer of toalet paper on the trung

And another layer of glue

And now we can make the texture of the trunk. For this step we need an acrylic carpenter putty and an old toothbrush. Just simply put the putty on the trunk and texture it with the toothbrush

And now the painting. We need only tree colours : sand brown, burnt umber and black. I use acrylics for shorter drying period. First a layer of burnt umber overall, then goes black wash and for the last stage dry brush with sand brown. And you don't need air brush at all !

And now the treetop.....

For the treetop I use synthetic cotton wool which is used in fish tank filters. First paint the cotton wool. On this step you need an Air Brush.

Than you just glue the cotton wool to the tree ( super glue work fine ). After all is dry with scissors shape it as you wish.

For leaves I use a NOCH product for railway modelers, it comes in a few different colors

First I put the darkest shade to the bottom to make an optical illusion of an thick treetop. Leves are easily fixed with hair spray, or matt cote in spray

Than you fill the treetop with a mixed color leaves

And the tree is done !

Aircraft Modeling / A7 E Corsair II
« on: December 20, 2013, 01:38:36 AM »
Well, what can I say, I don't have enough started projects on my work-bench so I had to start another one  :-wall
It's a Hasegawa model, scale 1/48 very nicely detailed, look like it will be fun to build it, but first let we see what we can find in the box ( I bought the model second-hand on some modeling event so some of the parts were already taken of the frame but they are all there ) :

Of course I have a lot of " fun stuff " for my A7. Eduard P.E. set :

Aires electronics and wheel bays :

Quickboost lights :

Micro Scale and Super Scale decal sheets as well ( most probably it will the A7 from U.S.S. Forestal but it's a long way 'till there )

Aircraft Modeling / Eduard Bf 110
« on: November 18, 2013, 12:09:23 AM »
Hi, I'm startin a new model, just to take a little " time off " from the heavy building of the Arado.....

First I would like to thank Eduard for free sample product. The kit is a Bf 110 Weekend edition upgraded wit Eduard Brassin set for the model, scale 1/72. Now, let we see what you find in the box :

Box art :

The instruction sheet :

Parts :

And the decals :

The Brassin :

Box art :

Instruction sheet :

And the parts :

The model looks good, fine engraved panel lines, nice details, on dry testing all of the bigger parts fit very well, during the build we will see the rest. The brassin parts are simply amazing, very fine details, looking absolutely fantastic, the entire brassin cocpit could be a model for it self !

Aircraft Modeling / Arado Ar 96B 1/48
« on: November 12, 2013, 09:14:51 PM »
Best introduce of a modeler is to show his work, so I present to You my latest work, it's still WIP.

It's an Arado Ar 96 B of the Hungarian AF but with mixed german-hungarian markings, Klagenfurt end of the war

From the box it's possible to make both versions, A and B. The box and the content :

At the first stage I riveted the model and cut out all moving surfaces :

Forums Works / HI to you all
« on: November 12, 2013, 09:10:15 PM »
Hi, I'm new on the forum so I wish to introduce myself, my name is Dejan, my greatest passion is modeling, you will see my works here, Modellius is a modelers club in my hometown which I founded in 2000 and still president

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