WW2nut

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    So many models, so little time!

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    WW2 a/c in 1/72 scale!
  1. Here's mine...excellent kit and a joy to build. I replaced the poorly detailed wheels...also replaced the exhausts gun barrels with SBS resin parts and opened up the entry hatch. Decals are from Xtradecal. Joe
  2. Thanks Holmes! Glad you enjoyed it. Joe
  3. Well the OOB build of the Sword 1/72 scale Reggiane Re-2002 is done. Having built the inline engined Re-2001 a few months back I can say I think this kit is even better. Its also quite a different airframe. Often it seems when there's a change from an inline to a radial there's not a lot changed aft of the firewall. In this case the fuselage is completely different...much more chubby from nose to tail. I think I like the look of this one a bit better...but don't call me a chubby chaser! ;) It was a trouble free build that most anyone should enjoy. The usual small challenges one might expect from a limited run kit, but its very buildable and fills another small void in 1/72 world! Decals are from the kit and the Sky Decals Re-2000 series sheet. Joe
  4. Well the OOB build of Sword's 1/72 scale Reggiane Re-2002 is done. It was a trouble free build that most anyone should enjoy. The usual small challenges one might expect from a limited run kit, but its very buildable and fills another small void in 1/72 world! Decals are from the kit and the Sky Decals Re-2000 series sheet. Joe
  5. I've been slow on this one but have picked up the pace again. Fines Molds 1/72 A6M2 is truly a superb model and though it does not fall together, most of the challenges have been self induced. The paints are all White Ensign enamels except for the cowling which is Model Master's Acrylic Gunmetal. I replaced the kit seat with a resin example in addtion to adding PE seatbelts and instrument panel...I will also be adding brake lines and inner gear door retraction arms. The rest is from the box. The weathering is incomplete and I have to add all of the small bits...then a final flat coat and that will wrap it up. I'll post more pics when its done...hopefully next week. Happy Modelling all! Joe
  6. I've been slow on this one but have picked up the pace again. Fines Molds 1/72 A6M2 is truly a superb model and though it does not fall together, most of the challenges have been self induced. The paints are all White Ensign enamels except for the cowling which is Model Master's Acrylic Gunmetal. I replaced the kit seat with a resin example in addtion to adding PE seatbelts and instrument panel...I will also be adding brake lines and inner gear door retraction arms. The rest is from the box. The weathering is incomplete and I have to add all of the small bits...then a final flat coat and that will wrap it up. I'll post more pics when its done...hopefully next week. Happy Modelling all!
  7. Thanks Ken! I highly recommend the Prisma Pastel pencils. You can get them at any art or craft store. I got the technique from studying Steve Hustad's work. He is an amazing modeller and has some really great weathering techniques. I think you can google him to see some of his work. Joe
  8. It's an interesting little store...to be honest I don't know how they make rent there...very expensive in Old Towne! Joe
  9. Thanks fellers...glad you enjoyed it. F-15, are you talking about the store in Old Towne? If you are, yes, it is! Joe
  10. Ooops..fixed the typo! Thanks Polo! Joe
  11. What was your choice of paint for the metal finish? Model looks great! Joe
  12. Here's my Academy 1/72 scale P-39Q with some improvements. The cockpit and rear decking were detailed from Eduard PE and scratch, landing gear/gear doors got the same treatment and I replaced the awful main wheels with ones from my spares box. I also fixed the nose gear by moving it to the very front of the nose bay and I made a new forward nose gear door from thin plastic card. I added nose guns from metal tube and drilled out the nose cannon barrel and engine exhausts. A small "splitter" was added to the engine air intake and I got rid of the silly looking drop tank belly shackle and re-scribed that area. Finally, I re-shaped the gun vents on either side of the nose. This a/c served with the Tuskegee airmen in Italy in 1944. Decals are Aeromaster and paints are acrylics with pastel and MIG Pigments used for most of the weathering. The paint chipping was done using a silver Prisma Color pastel pencil. Joe Youngerman
  13. What scale? What kit??
  14. Great looking model! 2 1/2 days...are you kidding me? Wow...I'm barely done with a cokpit by then. Great job! Joe
  15. Thanks for the kind words all...glad you liked it! Joe