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  1. Hello every boy, It's been a looong time I didn't post anything, but that because I'm a very slow builder ... here is my attempt at making a French Navy Crusader, the complete name is F-8E FN (P). P stand for "Prolongé", prolongated ... New ejection seat, various aerials (one behind the cokcpit just went awol during photo session), the new Sherlock threat detector atop tail, Etc. Paints are Gunze acryls, and the lovely Aires Matra 55 Magic missiles. This peticular aircraft saw action during the Yougoslavia CAP operations. Hope yu'll like her, all comments and critics most welcome. Best, Stef (#6) Click images to enlarge,
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    SU-17 M4

    Georgeous! Even if this Su-17 is reputed having its issues and a dog to build, indeed that's a nice result.
  3. Hello Eric, Your busual standard on that Viking, I really like the way your dealing with 1/72; I wish I could achieve such level on my 48 and 32. Best, Stef (#6)
  4. Hello there, Excellent job all over, the painting and weathering are really top notch. S6
  5. Hi Eric, Thanks a lot, It's been a long time i didn't finish a kit, so that's a kind of therapy ;) ;) Best, Stef (#6)
  6. Hello gents, Well, it's been ages since I finished anything and even longer I did post here. So here is an out of the box Corsair of VMF-217, Guam, 1945. Hope you'll like it. Best, Stef (#6) Click images to enlarge :
  7. Hi again, The 262 is one of the only WWII german bird I find interest in ... the precision of your paintig always stun me, espec when it's 1:72 . This motling is a stunner. Best Stef (#6)
  8. Bonsoir Eric, Your usual high standard build and painting. You're making rhinoes, and you're making them good ! ;) Best Stef (#6)
  9. Hi, This one seriously rocks ! :) Stef (#6)
  10. Hi all, It's been a long time i didn't post a completed model here (but it has been a long time i din't finish something as well : ) ). Here is the Hobby Boss quick build kit of the UH-1C Huey. Really easy an straightforward to build, it is the perfect kit for the AMS suffering modeller, while the master detailer/scratch build will find in this kit a solid work base.This is very similar to the old Monogram offering, except panel line are engraved and doors are closed. Rivets are almost inexistant, though. However simple it was, I managed to spill some glue on left door glazing :(/>. Hope you'll like the Huey, and crits and comments, most welcome. A complete gallery can be seen here following the link: Completed Huey gallery Stef (#6)
  11. Hmm, nice pics, Well, as I said, the fuselage is now closed, so it will be my mistake :(. I've been posting the build in the "in-progress" section. Thanks all for the inputs and nice piccies. Stef (#6)
  12. And a few more ... Fuselage closed, on for the putty. Nothing very important, just smoothing things. And the canopy is set : almost no seams at all. Close-up view -the horns are to be removed, not installed on Easy Rider. Some black to really avoid any transparency and for the anti-glare panel in front of the windshield. And some Olive Drab. Fisrt layer is with Gunze Acrylics #78, a colour intended for US Tanks. It is darker than aircraft OD, which will come at the next step. Well, that's all for now, if you have any comment feel free ! :)/> Stef (#6)
  13. Hello again, Some good progress along the week on the Huey. First, the final decoration will be "EasyRider", a UH-1C of the 174th HAC Sharks, in Vietnam. I first intended to go for the Marines scheme offered in the box, but this scheme is for an "E" model, which has a fair deal of differences with a "C" (like a whinch on roof, "zigzag" UHF aerial on both sides of fuselage, and so on). Hence, the choice of the army decoration - more, a Huey is Vietnam and that's all . :)/> Easy rider is supposed to be a gunship, but the kit doesn't offer any kind of weaponry - that would have been interesting, as some side weapons set-up, for instance, you need to have open doors - an option the kit is not offering. On with the pics (lotsa !) Turbine exhaust in place. It certainly does stand a tad too much. First painted black, then Alclad Pale Gold. Panel lines are very sharp and fine. Working the windshield ... Rotor head is quite simplified but from 3 feet away will certainly look cool. Testing the clear part assembly. One of the best to date.
  14. Hello all, Being on hollidays, and given by a friend, a 1/48 Hobby Boss UH-1C, I wanted to check wether, as it's written on the box, if it was an esay assembly - and yes, it is. You will see where I am, after just 4 hours work. Just a few words aboutt the kit : sure enough, a nice basis for the experienced modeller, and a kit bashing with old Monogram would certainly produce a neat result. Now, if you want to begin with Helos or do a nice quick built for your young nephew to hang in his bedroom, that's your kit. I will go for a straight out of the box bild. The selected scheme is the Marines one, eventhough is an E model. On with the picies :
  15. Hello Rotorman, Ouch, if so, that would hurt, I've been closing the fuselage and place the canopy this morning ... And armor's all greeey. Now that you mention it, I've seen photos in the Squadron book, but of the inner part of the armor plate ... it was grey, all right. I will place all the pics in the inprogress section, anyway. Thanks for your inputs, Best Stef (#6)
  16. Thanks a lot, Mister Snake :)/>. The more I'm reading the squadron book about Huey, the more differences I see between a UH-1C and a Marine D, so I will reverse to the C scheme : 174th AHC, Sharks. That's an Army machine and the Olive Drab is a shade I'm already accointed with. I suppose it would be a gunship, but the kit doesn't provide any armamaent, so it will really be an out of the box build. thanks for your help, Best Stef (#6) That's the cockpit 2 days ago, the fuselage is now closed.
  17. Hello, I'm currently building the easy assembly Hobby Boss 1/48 UH-1C, straight from the box. One of the schemes offered is for a Marines HML 776 helo. Beside some inaccuracy - it should be an "E" - as it is displayed on the decals, the inst sheet says it as to be painted Olive Drab, but I've been reading that Marines helicopters were painted field green. First question, were all Marines choppers paintend that green ? I've found a picture of this very same machine on airliners.net and the shade of the green seems to differ from olive drab. link to pic on Airliners. So my second question is which hue do I paint my Huey ? Thanks in advance for your inputs, Best Stef (#6)
  18. Hello, Amazing work and the windshield looks just fine. Really nice model, Best Stef (#6)
  19. Thanks a lot gentlemen, for the kind words. The next in the row is the big Trumpy Su-27, with all the Zacto stuff in it .... With my snail speed of building do not expect it before 2014 summer, I guess ;) The P-39 is a favorite of mine : I first had the Monogram kit when I was 10 years old and when the Hasegawa kit was released, I was just sure I definitely need one. I've always been fond of planes in which you climb in trough a car door :D Best, Stef (#6)
  20. Salut Antoine, You've been hiding that gem far way :) Really nice work, especially for the weathering. The white id band is a complette story in itself ....
  21. Salut Antoine, You've been hiding that gem far way :) Really nice work, especially for the weathering. The white id band is a complette story in itself ....
  22. Hello everybody, It's been ages I didn't finish a model, and more agens I didn't post one here. Here is my last production, the Hasegawa P-39N, in Soviet, lend-lease markings. Hope you'll like it, comments and critics most welcome. Best, Stef (#6)
  23. Hello, I'm currently building a Su7 of the period andhave been using Tamiya german WWII plane (RLM65), namely Tamiya XF-23, in wich I droped a notch of black, to ... blacken it a bit :) HTH Stef (#6)
  24. Thanks Anthony, One thing though, is that II was a bit trigger happy in gluing the wings before devising something to make the wings removable ... I foresee some severe shelve issue coming. :D Next is fuselage bottom assembly ... Best Stef (#6)
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