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  1. 1/48 Italeri F7F-3 Tigercat

    Hey Steve, I'm just thinking aloud here. Since you have already decided to do something about the props, would reversing the existing ones work? U can cut off the individual blades and reassemble them twisted 180 degrees. or just cut off the center dome part (just about where the red lines are) flip the entire disc 180 and reattach the dome. In both cases, some drilling and pinning may have to be done for strength. Would that look right? Or is the chord wrong too? Apologies if I missed something. Best Regards CO
  2. 1/48 Italeri F7F-3 Tigercat

    She looks great. Really nice workmanship! Thanks for sharing
  3. A-7E Corsair II - Hasegawa 1/48

    Sorry to hear about the pilot. If it is any consolation, I almost always do most things twice due to my own errors, ham-fistedness. Most recently, I melted a completed gear door with a hot air gun. Beer helps. The intake tool is a great idea. Results look good. The amount of work in this WIP is really impressive. Thanks for sharing, warts and all.
  4. IAF F-16B and F-16D Build

    Paint looks great!
  5. Yet another 1/48 Tamiya F-14A

    Thank you shake zula, I used flat white over flat black. But the white was pretty thinned down (>50%) and thus the opacity wasn't there. You could probably get away with using any light color as long as you get the desired contrast. HTH. I ended up totally crossed eyed from painting the 48th scale figures. I can't imagine doing them in 72nd!
  6. Yet another 1/48 Tamiya F-14A

    Hey Joel, I did find the wire from computer equipment! If I recall correctly, this was take from the optical head in a DVD reader. I measured the wire and it's 0.5mm diameter. So you're probably right in that it would be difficult to find thinner gauge wires. So along those lines, i was thinking any thin flexible yellow item may work. For example, strands from a yellow brush. Needs further investigation.

    Thanks for sharing the pics Shan. I really enjoyed them. Always nice to see an active modelling community event.
  8. Sea Hurricane Mk II

    That's some really nice paintwork Anis. The highlighting with the diluted Humbrol turned out great.
  9. Yet another 1/48 Tamiya F-14A

    Hi Joel, This is my first time trying black basing and I'm trying to find that balance between letting the underlying effect show or too little color saturation. Gotta learn by doing I guess. I can see how it can be trickier with darker colors but you seem to be managing it really well with your hellcat. Thanks for your kind comments about the handles. Coming from you, it is high praise indeed!
  10. Yet another 1/48 Tamiya F-14A

    Thanks for your kind comments Steve. I've learnt so much from these forums that I'm always happy to contribute my small part (punny).
  11. Yet another 1/48 Tamiya F-14A

    Thanks Steve. I agree on the rings being out of scale. Need to find thinner yellow wire!
  12. The camo looks great! I'm sure she'll turn out nicely after a wash and weathering. Can't wait. Keep 'em coming.
  13. Jadotville Fouga Magister 1/48

    Really precise work Thommo. Nicely documented WIP too. I really enjoy following your build.
  14. F-15E, 1/32, Tamiya

    Really nice job on the weathering Milan.
  15. 1/48 SU-17 M4 Kitty Hawk

    She looks really good. All that hard work paid off in spades.