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  1. my favs are F`s

    F-117 - A 1:32 Nighthawk by Trumpeter

    The main IP - holes; raw knobs/switches and screens; finally done 🙂
  2. my favs are F`s

    F-117 - A 1:32 Nighthawk by Trumpeter

    FLIR trial.
  3. my favs are F`s

    F-117 - A 1:32 Nighthawk by Trumpeter

    the nlg is "done" as well. its glued to the cockpit tub, but still the wiring is not ready. the retraction is good. btw I have a vid of the moving of the Flir and will try to post it in a giffy...
  4. my favs are F`s

    F-117 - A 1:32 Nighthawk by Trumpeter

    The cockpit is on the way now... all switches and knobs will be replaced with thin tiny plastic rods. its not ready yet. sory about the lack of spacing between the pix. they also appear to be in reversed order but it will be quite overwhelming to post them 1by1.
  5. my favs are F`s

    F-117 - A 1:32 Nighthawk by Trumpeter

    Lots of things are going on... my laptop is not working and I'm posting from my phone 🙂 so I'll miss the thorough explanations. Hope the pics are speaking enough. So the Flir is done, moveable, via two gears:
  6. my favs are F`s

    Hasegawa's 1/48 F-22 Raptor with Accessories

    Noooice! But I think the bomb bays need a little bit more wiring... ;)
  7. You nailed those intakes. Absolutely gorgeous. And the smooth transitions on the outer sides are just as they should. It really is a beatiful kit but you perfectionized it . Well done!
  8. my favs are F`s

    1/18 LLRV - WIP

    Amazing! Beautiful! Inspiring!
  9. my favs are F`s

    1/48 Kinetic Prowlers for VMAQ-2 - Five of 27!

    This is one very very beautiful plane! And of course, the only better thing that one plane are.. of them.
  10. my favs are F`s

    F-117 - A 1:32 Nighthawk by Trumpeter

    I started the FLIR and... yeah, it's always the simplest and easiest method that works the best. 🙂 I'm talking about the fine screen mesh, which I was about to make with the PE screen. But, I first did a coupe of trials with stainless steel grits of two different grades, and a piece of plastic scared with the tip of the knife... This is the PE - it's just out of scale. Maybe there are finer grits however, but that's what I got: This is with the tea filter. It really is the finest mesh but the transparency is almsot none: And, just a thin clear plastic piece scared to imitate the pattern, then with a black wash and subtle black tint: It's way better in both pattern and transarency. This is what I'll go with, and I think I could improve it even more. Here are the test pieces side by side - in the middle is the original kit part. The grit next to the PE is from a flour grader cup - it's way out of scale too. I also noticed that the entire tourette needs to be moved up a bit because in the real plane it's clearly visible that it almost touches the upper frame and the screen: But this looks like to be an easy fix. After these trials I can start making the rotation of the tourette... I'll keep you updated.
  11. my favs are F`s

    1/32 CF-18

    Nope I'm not. It's an awesome read, no doubt about it. The three braces are there to strengthen the stabilizers no doubt about it either. My point was that I would have thin them just a little bit so they don't look so massive. We all know how important is every rivet or fastener to be flush with fuselage because of the airflow,... same thing here. Actually I searched for angled images of these braces to see how really thick they are but couldnt find any. Neverheless, it's just my taste and opinion about the thickness of these details.
  12. my favs are F`s

    1/32 CF-18

    Awesome build so far! Just a hint: maybe these braces need some thinning. If they are like that with so huge flat sides, they would interupt the airflow quite a bit. 😉
  13. my favs are F`s

    F-117 - A 1:32 Nighthawk by Trumpeter

    And because it's hard to capture all the things that move on pix, I took a short vid 🙂
  14. my favs are F`s

    F-117 - A 1:32 Nighthawk by Trumpeter

    The trapezes are adjusted and glued... well, they move actually 🙂 I can't count how many hinges went in but they are a lot. Only the launching rails are testfitted on some of the pics. FIrst, a couple in an extended mode: Here is how they look retracted. THere will be plenty of space inside the bay even for bombs so they will be actually a little bit more extended.:
  15. my favs are F`s

    F-117 - A 1:32 Nighthawk by Trumpeter

    Oh, that's quite an improvement.... the bomb bay side walls are installed and that completely straighten the flat bottom of the fuselage. Check out now the longer edges of the bomb bay - absolutely straight:
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