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#3288382 - 05/06/11 09:38 AM What are you building at the moment?
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Would be fun to see what you guys are building at the moment.
Im working on a Tamiya 1/72 Mosquito B Mk.IV. Im at the starting phase and i am working on the wings and landing gear.
Next in line is a Tamiya 1/48 JASD F-15J

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#3288448 - 05/06/11 10:31 AM Re: What are you building at the moment? [Re: Fille_SWE]
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I've got the Kinetic E-2C going at the moment.



Quite a lot of fettling work for a modern mold.

I've removed lots of the detail from the wing hinges and replaced it.




It's a big bugger. That's A3 card it's sitting on.


It's a lot further on that now, with base colour on and detail painting started.
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UNDERSTEER - is when you hit the wall with the front wing.
OVERSTEER - is when you hit the wall with the back wing.
HORSEPOWER - is how fast you hit the wall.
TORQUE - is how far you can take the wall with you.

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#3288481 - 05/06/11 11:22 AM Re: What are you building at the moment? [Re: Fille_SWE]
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/\ Very nice E-2, love the wing fold detailing.

I'm currently converting the big Revell 1/32 Apache 'A' to a WAH-64 Westland 'D' , a lot of scratchbuilding required as the D needs almost a completely new cockpit, new sponsons and lots of other lumps, bumps and bits - all of which are nto available as aftermarket sets.






















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#3288638 - 05/06/11 03:03 PM Re: What are you building at the moment? [Re: goon]
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Nice work on the e-2! How is the kinnectic models to build? Im still noob building on my 4th model. I would really like to build a e2 myself.

Skill: nice work on the apache! Have you posted that build on britmodeller? I recognised the build from a thread there, could also be another similar build.

Thanks for the show and tell. Its good for inspiration to see others projekts.

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#3289285 - 05/07/11 12:21 PM Re: What are you building at the moment? [Re: Fille_SWE]
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Getting ready to crack into my 1/48th Kinetic F-84F Thunderstreak. The USAF Air National Guard base nearby (like in my back yard) flew them during the late 50's. I would love to start my Revell B-17G with the $150.00 worth of aftermarket I bought for it, but with the warmer weather almost here it would never get finished hahaha
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#3289756 - 05/08/11 08:24 AM Re: What are you building at the moment? [Re: Fille_SWE]
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Nice projects godzilla!
Is that the new tool 1/72 B-17 your working on?

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#3289793 - 05/08/11 10:06 AM Re: What are you building at the moment? [Re: Fille_SWE]
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Hi Fille_SWE
No it's the venerable 1/48th Monogram mold. I purchased the newer Revell pop (visable fuselage version) to get the crew figures. The aftermarket stuff is as follows
1). Verlindens B-17 set
2). Eduard B-17 interior/exterior/flap sets
3). Eduard B-17 Mask set
4). True Details resin wheels
5). True Details Resin Bombarder/Cockpit/Waist Gunners set
6). Eduard engine wire harness set
8). Master .50 metal gun barrels
9). Quickboost resin engines
10). Paragon resin crew access doors/prop goveners and wing intakes/open bombay sets
11). SAC metal landing gear
12.) Kit World decals (doing a 91st bird).
Still have not made up my mind what company to buy the resin bombs from yet. I have already cut and cleaned up all the kit parts and resin stuff but the real work comes when I start to recess the panel lines for kit dizzy I almost sold it all a few months back to pre-order WingScales 1/32nd B-17G, that was almost a huge mistake. Read here for anyone wanting that B-17 or the B-25's and Meteor they were doing in 1/32nd scale frown http://store.spruebrothers.com/helpdesk/default.aspx?RowID=1201

I also have Revells B-24D/B-26 and Tamiya's Lancaster BI/III that I plan to do the same enhancements on but to a much lesser extent as there just isn't as much aftermarket items for these kits.

The nice part about the F-84F is that the local ANG base has all their past mounts on static display, I have access so it should help a great deal for referance. They also have a F-86 F-30, F-86D, F-102 and A-7D which will be a real goldmine of referance when I get around to building those kits.
cheers
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#3289909 - 05/08/11 01:43 PM Re: What are you building at the moment? [Re: Fille_SWE]
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Looks like you have a daunting task ahead of you with the B-17 then, i wish you all the luck and patience smile
I guess you like those ww2 bombers by looking at your stash, i have some hopes to try to build a bomber this summer. im building on my 4th model at the moment and im afraid that it might be a project that is to advanced for me as a newbe smile
I can imgagine how great it is to have all those planes near to get good reference and inspiration.

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#3289938 - 05/08/11 02:30 PM Re: What are you building at the moment? [Re: Fille_SWE]
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Thanks for the encouragement Fille_SWE. I'm fairly big on WW2 bombers but really all era's of aviation intrest me model wise. I have certain subjects that I want to really go all out and some I just add a little and some I just build straight out of the box. Don't be too imtimidated about builds that seem overly daunting. Unless your building a Vac, resin, limited run or cottage industry kit most problems can be avoided by reading all the kit reviews and build articles you can find. Sometimes in these reviews you can pick up on some good tricks of the trade. I have seen quite a few inexperianced modelers who by taking their time and planning thier build, doing research, lots of dry fitting end up with some very good looking builds despite thier lack of experiance. Also try to accumulate some cheap kits just for the purpose of trying different or new things on. Even though I have been building for years I've always keep a small stash of cheap kits for this purpose. Most of these kits you can find at local swap meets, flea markets, and on occassion at some stores. Better to try a new paint or any new technic (even ones you have done before but are your rusty with) with a cheap $5.00 kit rather then a $40+ model.
cheers
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#3290063 - 05/08/11 05:47 PM Re: What are you building at the moment? [Re: Fille_SWE]
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godzilla1985 thanks for the tips i apriciate it. i do share the love for ww2 bombers but i also like most eras the only one that i have no intrest of building is a ww1 plane. but all other eras got intresting subjects smile
I do have alist of some projects i would like build, one of them is build a series of different F-15s. it also contains a He-111, B-17 and well the list goes on and on hehe smile

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