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Temporary glue joint?

Mon, 2019-12-09 07:34
I'm working on an Airfix 1/72 B-26 and would like to temporarily attach the engine nacelles to the wings while I paint the top and bottom surfaces. The engines do not fit very tightly and will fall off if I abruptly move the model. After painting, I want to remove the nacelles, install the engines and propellers into them and then finally set them in place. The parting line is a natural panel line and will not need to be filled after painting. So I'm looking for a suggestion on how to do this. Perhaps a dab of white glue? Some rubber cement (Micro Mask)?

LF decals for Williams Brothers 1/72nd scale B-10

Sun, 2019-12-08 16:43
I am in need of the Alaska Mission decals from the re-issued 1/72nd scale Williams Brothers B-10. The ones I have disintegrated. I think they are also on an old Microscale sheet. The Alaska markings are all I need. If anyone has a set and willing to part with them, I am more than willing to cover your cost and asking price. Thanks in advance.

Correct white for Thunderbird F-16

Fri, 2019-12-06 18:58
What is correct shade of white for base coat ? Insignia white as stated in the two Bob Decal set or gloss white? Am I obsessing here but the called out ins white has a gray tint to it. Here is my photo I took in Houston.

Aurora 148 Fokker Eindekker

Fri, 2019-12-06 16:30
Another in this line of kits. Only added a very basic interior. Had to replace the kit's decals as they were browned than the paint I used on the fuselage.

Matador 1/144 Beaverette

Thu, 2019-12-05 08:02
This was just for fun. It's a seven part kit that is surprisingly nicely cast. It could liven up a 1/144 scale airfield diorama.

Revell 1/302 US Coast Guard Cutter Taney

Wed, 2019-12-04 09:31
I built the old Revell Secretary-class Cutter as the USCGC Duane for our club’s Vietnam war theme. The kit was originally released in 1957 as the USCGC Campbell, in her post Korean War fit. I converted the kit to her sister ship Duane as she appeared during her deployment to Coast Guard Squadron Three in ‘68.There is a full build thread over on ModelShipWorld: https://modelshipworld.com/topic/19370-uscgc-duane-by-rcboater-bill-finished-revell-1305-plastic-ca-1980/?tab=comments#comment-591280

SCI FI Spare parts- from which kit(s)?

Tue, 2019-12-03 13:42
Any idea as to which kit(s) these parts might go to? Lindberg and Strombecker had a series of space ships that used parts similar to these. Note that the parts are molded in silver and white.

Spitfire Mk V 1/32 scale

Mon, 2019-12-02 17:42
Question for everyone.... Is the 1/32 Hobby Boss Spitfire Mk VB the old Hasegawa kit?

Looking for Caracal Decals 1/72 BOEING KC-135R STRATOTANKER U.S. Air Force Part 2

Sun, 2019-12-01 21:02
Hi all, Just looking for the Utah ANG decals from this sheet. Anyone have the sheet and willing to spare them please let me know. Thanks

Kitmaster 0-4-0 Saddle Tank Engine

Sat, 2019-11-30 14:16
Took a break from some longer term projects. Thought this would be a quick build/finish and it was. Ancient kit, needed some clean up, but really not that much. Replaced the molded in hand rails, but that's all. It's pretty cute. As usual with close up photos, you find the things you need to fix, and I will.

1/48 Tamiya F-16C 61st Fighter Squadron

Sat, 2019-11-30 11:16
The next build is an F-16C from 61st Fighter Squadron. I am using Tamiya’s F-16C as well as Ares resin accessories. The Ares accessories include the resin cockpit, resin wheel wells, and the resin exhaust. This is a commission build for a veteran who worked with the 61st FS at MacDill AFB in the 1990’s. The decals for this will be custom made for this aircraft. To start with I washed, trimmed and shaped all the resin parts. The ejection seat uses photo etch details like signs, seat belts, and handles. It was weathered with pastel chalk. Moving to the dashboard I used a photo of a real F-16C dash and made decals for the digital screens. Added some photo etch details and detail painted the rest. For the cockpit tub I added the photo etch details and detail painted the knobs, switches and joystick. The cockpit side walls were added completing the cockpit. There will be some trimming required to fit the resin cockpit assembly into the fuselage which I am working on now. You can see all the other photos in my build log at https://davidsscalemodels.com/build-log/1-48-f-16c-from-the-61st-fighter-squadron/

Heard a Rumour that there is a new Bugatti Veyron kit?

Thu, 2019-11-28 12:53
Any one know if there is a new Bugatti Veyron kit about to be released? Heard a rumour, but not sure if it is fake news or not. Only plastic kit I can think of is the Airfix Quick Build that goes together in Lego fashion.

Halcyon's Narcissus

Wed, 2019-11-27 21:42
A kit that is seldom seen, been on the stash shelf for a number of years. Thought I'd do something other than rigging biplanes for awhile. I'm well into assembly but an early choice must be made.....build it as is or try to improve the fit of various sub-assemblies such as the four engine nacelles and the nose sub-assembly. And let's not talk about the cockpit, does not live up to the detail molded on the vehicle body. Anyway, moving along now that the seams have been filled.....

Detailing for Boeing 720, C-5B, Tu-160, DHC-8-106, Harrier GR, B-1B, S-3A/B, Su-34

Mon, 2019-11-25 11:41
Selling the last released (November 2019) detailing sets of Metallic Details: - Detailing set for aircraft model DHC-8-106 Dash 8 (AMP, 1/144) - $6.60 Set contains photoetched parts for detailing the exterior of aircraft. - Detailing set for aircraft model Tu-160 (Zvezda, 1/144) - $24.20 Set contains resin and photoetched parts for detailing the exterior of aircraft. - Detailing set of wheel bays for aircraft model C-5B Galaxy (Roden, 1/144) - $58.30 Set contains resin and photoetched parts for detailing of wheel bays and landing gear for aircraft model. - Detailing set for aircraft model Boeing 720 (Roden, 1/144) - $13.20 Set contains photoetched parts for detailing the exterior of the aircraft. - Detailing set for aircraft model Harrier GR Mk7/9 (Hasegawa, Revell, 1/48) - $15.40 Set contains resin and photoetched parts for detailing the exterior and interrior of the aircraft. - Nose cone for aircraft model B-1B Lancer (Revell, 1/48) - $9.90 Set contains 1 resin part for detailing of nose cone. - Antennas for aircraft model Su-35 (1/48) - $9.90 Set contains resin and photoetched parts for detailing antennas of aircraft. - Detailing set of wheel bays for aircraft model S-3A/B Viking (Italeri, 1/48) - $60.50 Set contains resin and photoetched parts for detailing wheel bays of the aircraft. - Jet nozzles for aircraft model Su-34 (Kitty Hawk, 1/48) - $35.20 Set contains resin parts for detailing of jet nozzles for aircraft model. - Detailing set for engine "Pratt & Whitney R-985 Wasp Junior" (1/72) - $5.50 Set contains resin parts to build 1 engine.

Figure Painting Magazine

Mon, 2019-11-25 11:19
Just curious as to, are there any figure painting magazines still in print? I just realized I should add the word historical. Amazing Figure Modeler is amazing but I prefer more of the 54mm to 150mm historical type figures.

Allan 1/35 Katyusha Scene

Sun, 2019-11-24 18:40
I built this scene using the Allan 1/35 Katyusha kit and added the Eduard photo etch set. I modified it to appear as if the drivers front tire was off. The figures are a combination of spare parts from my extra parts bin. The ground work was done with celluclay. The figures are painted in oils, the Katyusha in Tamiya paints weathered in oils.

The Duke Finishes One in November

Sun, 2019-11-24 18:07
Hello everyone. Awhile ago; I thought I'd finished my Nagmachon, but when I took the pics I noticed a few things. So, at first I was going to post this pic: But then I noticed the crooked box on the side of the fender. Not good. Then when I wanted to post this pic: ...I noticed the black smudge on the back of the armor. So, I came up with an idea.... And now I can finally post the officially finished model. Here it is with the box fixed in front: And now for my solution to the black smudge. I decided to make it look like someone took a shot at it: And the final view: I tried to get a closer pic of the 'damage' but couldn't get the camera to focus on it. This was the best I could do: That was the first time I'd ever done battle damage like that before. I'm pretty happy with it. Thanks all for looking in, comments are welcome.


Wed, 2019-11-20 11:23
I picked this one off the shelf as I saw it as a fast little build. Sculpted by Troy McDevitt, is a very nice caricature, with one two bubbles on two of the teeth, and seam lines that were nearly invisible. The part fit very well and only a little bit of Aves was used along the spines, and where the spines met his tail. After that it got a coat of Vallejo Air NATO Black as a primer. I like the NATO Black because to my eyes it looks like there a little green in it, and models don't just look black. After that it got a drybrush of a mid range gray. while that was drying I got out some Ivory and painted the teeth and eyes. Then some Gray Green for the toe and finger nails. I also mixed some of the Gray Green with the Ivory, and painted his gums. Liking the new Godzilla I had the idea to have his spines light up in that blue white coloring, so sprayed the edges a wide swath of dark blue. Leaving the blue to dry , I went back and gave the teeth a was of Nuln Oil. The eyes also got dots of Gory Red. From there I went back to the spines, and gave a smaller edging with a light blue. When that dried, I had an even lighter blue that went in a smaller strip along the spines. To finish it off a added dots of white to tallest spines. To finish him off, his teeth got a dry brushing of Ivory. Done, nice and easy. Thanks for looking.

COPPA and modelbuilding videos on YouTube

Tue, 2019-11-19 11:15
If anyone reading this enjoys watching kit buildups or kit reviews on YouTube, you need to watch a video that can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXHYVWyAGcE&t=11s Why? Because the Federal Trade Commission has just announced that starting January 1, 2020 any video that is identified as made for kids but that they believe is not made for kids, the creator of that video will be fined $42,530 PER VIDEO. Incidentally, a kid is defined as anyone under the age of 13. So why should that matter to us? Because two of the categories that they will be especially focusing on will be arts & crafts and toys. Modelbuilding, scale models and model kits are all too often classified by those who do not know what they're talking about as arts & crafts or toys. Rather than spend a lot of time and space recapping information that is already on YouTube, I'd suggest you watch the video...and others...then reply to this post. By the way, if you think this doesn't affect us, it does. We're a family friendly organization, we want to attract kids so they become modelbuilders and kids watch YouTube in droves. If they can't find videos about modelbuilding, we lose a very valuable source that may expose them to scale models for the very first time. Anyway, watch the video and let me know what you think.

American Horror Story: Pepper

Mon, 2019-11-18 22:15
With the table cleared it was time to dive into the pile again for some new kits to work on. This time I pulled out two, both from Gillman Productions. The first is Pepper from the series American Horror Story, and the Freakshow story. We find the kit is similar to Twisty from the same show with a sort of carnival base. The kit comes in only 3 parts - the head, bust, and base. Every so often you'll get a cool illustration from Mark Van Tine, the sculptor! Base colors added. except for the ice cream (at the time I was still researching that). ;) (EDIT: chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla) ;) First highlight added, and epoxied the bust to the base. Starting with the face this session, I gave the usual black eyes to start and also some Beige Red for a base to the skin. Some Reikland Fleshshade was added as the shadows and then some more speckled around the face. Then some Beige Red was speckled on top. A mix of that paint with some of Vs Basic Skin tone followed, and then a final of just the Basic Skin tone. Having a look the actress' blue eyes were left and I used Azure for the base color of the irises. With that I was done. Thanks for looking.