Thursday, 25 November 2010

Coming Soon: Life Like Decals "Marseille + his Kubelwagen" Special

Coming Soon: New from Life Like Decals is a special decal release featuring aircraft flown by Luftwaffe ace, Hauptmann Hans-Joachim Marseille . Also included are decals for his Kubelwagen, a nice touch! This decal sheet is available in three scales, 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32.


                                           Image courtesy of Life Like Decals

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

In progress: Italeri's EA-18G kit converted to a RAAF F/A-18F Pt.3

In Progress:  With this update the kit has been painted and is currently drying (off thoroughly ) before a gloss coat & a panel wash. Paints used on the airframe were Gunze Sangyo - FS 36320 & FS36375. Will paint the gray  strips on the wings & tails later. Also the windscreen was tinted using Tamiya's  clear yellow.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Review: Rising Decals "Thunderbolts over Corsica" 1/48

Title: Rising Decals "Thunderbolts over Corsica" 1/48

Description: Rising Decals latest offering is dedicated to the P-47, titled "Thunderbolts over Corsica".

Included are art work, slogans, serial numbers, basic data, national markings for one aircraft (others can be sourced from the host kit or spars box) and other decals.

This decals sheet , contains markings for four P-47 "Razorbacks:

* P-47D-23-RA, 42-27910, "Hun Hunter XIV", pilot Lt. Col G. O. Wymond

                 *P-47D-15-RE, 42-75719, "Wicked Wabbid", pilot Lt. J. C. Hare

                 *P-47D-15-RE, 42-75719, "Wicked Wabbid", with replacement NMF wing and changed design

                 *P-47D-15-RE, 42-75820, "The Wog", pilot Lt. S. L. Morrow

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

In progress: Italeri's EA-18G kit converted to a RAAF F/A-18F Pt.2

In Progress:  With this update the kit has been assembled and is almost ready for some paint.

During the assembly stage, attaching the intakes and the flaps were two problem areas.

Joining the intakes to the fuselage , there was a noticeable step- in particular the left intake. To remedy this problem, I shaved the intakes with my hobby knife and used stretched sprue and Tamiya putty to fill in the gaps. Once dried the intakes were sanded flat.

The other problem area was attaching the the flaps to the wings. In the dry fitting stage (See Pt.1) everything seemed to look right but once attached there was a noticeable gap. By now it was to late to alter or reposition the flaps as the hinges are really delicate and I had no spare ones should I have broken one.

So to fix this problem  I used  a veneer created from  sheet styrene and Dymo tape which worked out well.

 More updates to follow.

"Built Kits" updated.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Just uploaded some images to the "Built Kits" section. Enjoy.