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  1. modelmax

    Seagull from HMAS Australia 1/72

    Indeed worth the effort! Thanks for the step-by-step instructions Thommo. One remaining question... does the rigging actually go through the bulges or it's adjacent to them? I can't tell from the pics. regards, Ernie A.
  2. modelmax

    Seagull from HMAS Australia 1/72

    Thommo, What an amazing job! been following since the start. incredible that under that jewel is a matchbox kit. I found your rigging technique very interesting, and I would love to attempt to replicate it when I build several biplane-flying boats in my to do list. by the way, what did you use to make the bulges for the rigging? again, congrats on your build. Thanks, Ernie A.
  3. Hi gang. With the painting of the pit and final addition of chairs and cots to the cargo area, she's ready to get closed up. although most of the added stuff won't be seen, it was a lot of fun doing it. thanks for looking. Ernie A.
  4. Hi, Minor update on the CL-215. Applied white paint and masked in preparation for red paint. After considering using resin replacement engines, I decided to go with the kit's engines with some minor modifications. Thank you for looking. Ernie A.
  5. Hi Don, I'm in need of both props and spinners to be used in my Czech Models Grumman Goose build. What do you have... spare parts or a kit? Please let me know. Thank for replying. Ernie A.
  6. modelmax

    T-45C Conversion from Revell Kit

    Wow ma'an! your work is amazing! Been following from the start... highly educational. I liked the use of vinyl for detail work. first time I see this technique. One question... what kit of vinyl do you use? Thanks, and congrats on superb work. Ernie A.
  7. Thanks for the kinds words Joel. I'll get some close up shots of the pit for you next time. I do have to warn you though, the instrument panels and seats are not 100% accurate. I just went with some spare pe and a "close enough" representation of the seats. thanks for looking. Ernie A.
  8. Just one more thing... This is the A-model An-26 kit by that will be done in the livery of the aircraft in Expendables 3. thanks, Ernie A.
  9. Hello gang. A bit more progress to report... The stabilizer went under the knife to modify it to as close as possible to an A's dimensions. After several iterations of sanding, the wing is looking good. An application of primer revealed some stubborn rivets under the wing in some areas... more sanding to follow. This is my first use of Dupli-color automotive primer, and liked the results, but it is too thin and fine scratches showed through... going back to Mr. surfacer for the next coat. ... Another fit test of the wing revealed the need for more adjustments. Modification of the vertical stab. and rudder will take place once the fuselage is joined together. Hacked off the rudder in preparation for the mods. The horizontal stab. fit is looking better, but still needs to sit slightly more aft. thanks for looking. Ernie A.
  10. modelmax

    Expendables HU-16

    Thanks for the kind words Els. Yes, the Antonov An-26 is also in the plans. the kit is the An-26 "early" kit by A-model. I'm still researching the colors of the wicked splinter cammo. I hope to be able to develop mask templates to have masks made for the build... it's just so much masking otherwise. Thanks, Ernie A.
  11. modelmax

    Expendables HU-16

    Hi Els. Love your build ma'an! I'm also surprised about the softness of the plastic. I am also currently building the monogram albatross (and the same bird) in the in progress forum... but I have the nasty orange plastic kit. the plastic is traditional monogram plastic. I will eventually need to source another kit, I'll just have to make sure to avoid the one you got... is it a re-issue? thanks, and keep up the good work. Ernie A.