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iceman98

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    Aerodynamics, Aircrafts, Formula 1, Running

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  1. Hello fellow modelers, This project had started from the April, but due to my limited time the progress was very slow and I didn't managed to post earlier. The kit I chose was Eduard's Fw 190 D-9 Late #8189 profi pack. I started assembling the first parts (cockpit, some gun bay parts, gears etc.) and then I continued with the priming. Afterwards I painted the cockpit and cockpits sidewalls with AK true metal silver, I used this layer as a base for the chipping. Then I painted using mostly AK's 3rd gen colors. Unfortunate
  2. Hello, this Spitfire is my first complete build, I used it to gain some experience in airbrushing and basic techniques. For painting I used Humbrol Enamels (basic camo) and Tamiya and AK acrylics. For weathering I used Winsor & Newton and Abteilung oil paints (raw amber for fuel leaks, ivory black for smoke, dark rust for oil leaks and zinc white + raw umber for dust effect), also I used AK's paneliner for grey and blue camo (I know that looks overweathered but I had some accidents during masking). You can see that I tried some chipping (Never chip befor masking.....), for its base I used
  3. Hello, I am new in scale modeling. I used this kit (Dual Spitfire Combo) to gain some experience in airbrushing and basic techniques (I had an accident with one of the roundels but actually looks good). For painting the PRU Spitfire I used Tamiya and AK 3rd gen acrylics (camo). For weathering I used Winsor & Newton and Abteilung oil paints (raw amber for fuel leaks, ivory black for smoke, dark rust for oil leaks and zinc white + raw umber for dust effect), also I used AK's paneliner for grey and blue camo. For the metallic base for chipping I used AK's true metal silver. I pre shaded the m
  4. Hi guys Here I will post some photos from the Spitfires, I am currently building. I would like to ask for some advice, since these are my first builds (alongside with a F 16). Unfortunately, I don't have photos from the early stages. I used the Spitfires mostly to gain some experience using airbrush. For airbrushing I used a H&S Ultra airbrush, for the PRU schemed airplane I used AK's 3rd gen acrylics, while for the day fighter I used Humbrol Enamels. Both models were primed with Mr Surfacer 1200 and preshaded with black color, for the metallic base I used AK's True Metal Silve
  5. So I haven't posted for a while. I was working on the two Spitfires, in the next two days they will be finished. I finished working on the F 16 Nose, it looks very nice. Now I must glue the flaps, the slats and the vertical stabilizer, before that I would like to ask which is their correct position during parking? I found that I can't solve the problem with the exhaust nozzle, so I ordered a resin nozzle (Aires 4427), unfortunately I will receive it in a month.
  6. Thank you very much, I am trying to be ambitious in everything I do!! I will propably go for a satin finish on the day fighter and a glossier one in pru. As you can see I am trying to paint the airplanes with different wear grades. The day fighter was in service for more time.
  7. Hi, I am new to the scale modeling. Currently I am working on three different projects (2 1/72 Eduard RAF Spitfires and a 1/48 Kinetic HAF F 16). I am pretty familiar with modern jets (camo and variants), but I have almost no idea on WWII airplanes. So, as the theme says, I would like to ask what finish did the RAF Spitfires have MATT or Gloss? I am building two Mk XVIs one with PRU scheme and one on standard day fighter scheme. In the picture you can find the actual PRU aircraft.
  8. Hi Today I started the assembly of the nose section. For me it was the section with the biggest fitting issues. But I manage to solve them using blu tack and a lot of putty. Unfortunately some rivets were filled with putty or sanded down, I would like to ask if you have some refernce pictures in order to re open them?
  9. Today I started the assembly of the nose section. I used blu tack to position the side parts. With the addition of blu tack I prevented the sinking of the parts. Then I placed the parts and I prepared them for putty application using masking tape. I tried to have a smooth transition on the sides and I left a large gap on the bottom. I used an old blade on my hobby knife to apply the putty. In order to properly fill the gaps I applied putty 4 times. Much better than before.... Then I
  10. You can also use it in this case. I added some and then I positioned the part. I will post some pictures tomorrow. Also, I will try to change the images with the ones from Flickr. I don't have the experience to rate this kit, I am sure that I will build more Kinetic F 16s in the future. (I have already ordered one) Of course, it has some fitting issues (from the biggest one): Nose: you must use something to prevent sinking like @scotthldr said, blu tack seems like working fine, but I haven't glued them yet Fuselage: Near the wing slats and flaps and also near
  11. Hellow fellow models!!! My name is Thanos, I am a mechanics student from Athens, Greece. One of my passions are airplanes. I spend the most of my day in home, due to the corona virus outbreak. So, I started scrolling in YouTube and I found lots of aircraft modeling videos. I didn’t waste any time and I bought my first kits, (2 Eduard Spitfires (1/72) and a Kinetic F 16 Block 52+ HAF (1/48), which are actually my favorite aircrafts), paints and an H&S Ultra 2 in 1 airbrush. I had almost no experience in scale modeling (only a Revell A320 and a Revell Leopard 2A6, almost 5 years ago)
  12. So today I finished the most of the sanding (Ifixed some large gaps on the CFTS and the parts mentioned in the previous post), but still there is a lot word to do, especially in the nose section. Also I tried the fitment of almost every part of the fuselage and repaired some problems caused by the molds. For the side nose parts I used some blu tack in order to adjust them, I haven't glued them since I am not sure if I must fix the nose first. (just to be sure I will add some bolts as counter-weight).
  13. Thank you very much! I have started building the airframe. These days I had limited time, so I decided to prepare the Spitfires for priming, in order to test my skills there and not on the F 16. But tomorrow I am planning finishing preparing the F 16, doing some sanding and gluing the flaps and the slats. But I have some questions regarding the marked part of the aircraft For the red-marked parts: should I cover it with putty and make it flat or should I just cover only the connection (I will not cover the hole for the horizontal stablizers)? For the blue-marked part
  14. Hello again!!! Today I found out that there is also and a WIP topic in the forum, so I will also post some images there. As you can see in the pictures I glued the CFTs and assembled the vertical stabilizer. The CFTs' fitting was really good, especially on the left one. While building the vertical stabilizer the following question came into my mind: should I paint the vertical stabilizer and the fuselage separately and then glue them or glue them and paint them together?
  15. Today I finally assemblied the three fuselaga parts. There weren't many fitting issues, but before the final assembly, I made lots of dry fittings. The biggest issue I had was with the gun cover, which had a slightly smaller curvature, after extensive use of putty and sanding, I think that I manage to fix it. As for the nose section I hadn't too much problems, but I haven't glued the nose and the side panels yet. The CFTs dry fitting was also really good, I didn't open holes and I positioned them using their silhouette.
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