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  1. Another one for the pile! I snagged this 1:288 Academy kit for maybe $12 a few days ago. I wanted a shuttle kit that would be quick to build, small, had the tailcone, and decals for Enterprise. For this kit, I want to depict Enterprise during her first free flight in 1977, during the Approach and Landing Tests. The finished model will be going to a friend a co-worker, a fan of nerd stuff, table top games, space exploration, and NASA. We have had many conversations about different TV shows and the space program and video games, he is a great friend and colleague. He has actually gotten me into watching some Star Trek: Next Generation and I'm really enjoying it, so the shuttle to be gifted to him must be Enterprise! This isn't meant to be a Christmas gift, and will likely get to him next month. Inside the box, everything seems to be present. The amber color for the stand and the 747 cockpit windows is an interesting choice. The orbiter comes with no clear plastic for the cockpit windows which is fine. This is going to be a very basic build, but I'm still hoping for better than those wooden desk models you see at the visitor centers. The 747 will be built up eventually. As of right now, seams have been puttied and sanded smooth. I'm not a fan of kits that mold the black underbelly and white fuselage separately but its a concession. The kit will be primed with Tamiya white today, and then masking will begin. The initial paint scheme for Enterprise with the white cockpit is simple enough and lacks a lot of the markings the production orbiters have. The orbiter seems to have captured the look for the most part. The OMS pods are too tubular, too round, but otherwise should make for a good desktop representation. I'll make a pitot tube out of some very fine wire for the nose. I don't have a photo readily available, but the kit decals are sparse. I'm going to cannibalize a second Hasegawa Egg shuttle's decals for the NASA worm on the payload bay doors, and the USA on the wing. There is no easy way to depict the entry hatch on the initial Enterprise, and the decal that comes with the Academy kit represents a hatch on a later production orbiter with the tile detail. I'm not going to stress too much over it. Again, going for a good representation and not a contest winner. The orbiter will be mounted on a display base with the ALT patch. With work winding down and Christmas vacation coming up, I should hopefully be able to finish this and some of the other kits on the bench soon. More to come!
  2. Hi all! I would like to share one of my latest completed projects, the 1/48 Academy U-2S Dragon Lady. I actually finished this one about a month or so ago. This kit consists of parts from the old Hawk molds (from well before I was even born!) with updated parts to make a modern Sierra. So it goes without saying that this kit contains raised panel lines. So I decided to go ahead and rescribe all of the panel lines, which I have never done before. Let me just say, I am not so sure I will ever do this again! I really HATE doing it, and I am pretty much terrible at it. I found that I sometimes had to force myself to the bench for a modelling session that I knew was just scribing. But, alas, I pushed through it. I used some aftermarket on this one, which included a Cutting Edge ASARS II nose, Pavla Cockpit set, and Caracal Decals. The nose required a little work to fit, but nothing terrible. The cockpit is very nice and dropped pretty much right in, and the decals used were quite sparse, but performed quite nicely. Overall, I am happy with the end result, however I am quite aware this is not my best effort. The re-scribing just sucked the life out of my interest in this kit, and just kinda went though the motions to get it done. Here is what I used on this build: Kit: 1/48 Academy U-2S #12307 Decals: Caracal U-2R/S & ER-2 CD48126 Aftermarket: Cutting Edge ASARS II Nose, Pavla Cockpit Set Paints: Gunze Mr. Surfacer Grey 1200 (primer base), Gunze Aqueous FS 36118 Gunship Gray and H2 Glosss Black, Tamiya Rubber Blackand Alclad II Gloss Black Primer, Airframe Aluminum, and Burnt Iron. Future Gloss coat for decals and Future+Tamiya XF-21 Flat Base 6:1 ratio for final matte coat. Molotow Liquid Chrome also used. Mig Ammo Deep Gray panel wash. Without further ado, here are the pics, hope you like!
  3. murad

    Pz.IV.ausf.H

    2 year old shelf-queen with ams: 1/35 Academy 1327 1/35 Griffon Model LB35022 7.5cm Kw.K 40 L/48 Barrel w/Middle Type Muzzle Brake 1/35 Black Dog T35087 Pz Kpfw IV Ausf J accessories set 1/35 Eduard 35553 Schurzen Pz.IV Ausf.H turret Zimm 1/35 Star Decals 35-85 PzKpfv IV Part 2 - German Tanks in Italy #6 1/35 MiniArt 35003 German TANK CREW 1/35 Eureka XXL ER-3505 Towing cable for PzKpfw. IV
  4. Looking for more info based on a conversation in the R-M GB, if the Academy nozzles fit onto the Monogram burner cans for the F-14A, would it be too far of a stretch to assume that the Aires set for Academy would fit the Monogram as well? @twong figured out how to work it using the kit parts so I'm curious if any resin parts would work too.
  5. - Special Hobby 72027 Bristol Beaufort Mk.VIII - Hasegawa CP117 Bristol Beaufighter Mk.I - Special Hobby 72030 Firey Firefly Mk.I - Sword 72045 Spitfire Mk.Vc trop - Special Hobby 72126 F2A-3 Defender of Midway please contact me directly at mholly_27@hotmail.com I'm in NYC. TIA Mario
  6. Hello all Here are pics of the build process for this kit, the model is already finished and you can see it here. Complete model This is the academy kit along with the eduard photoetch set and cmk cockpit resin set which also include a vacuformed canopy and photoetch parts. The kit was modified to make it more accurate or to enhance the detail; my knowledge on this subject is limited so feel free to comment about so others could benefit. If you are going to build this kit I recommend to correct the wing dihedral at least, otherwise the model will look odd at first glance, in this pic you could see the difference. The first modification was to carve the oil filter duct to make it thinner and to insert the detail from the eduard set. The wheel wells in the kit are too shallow, pieces of thick styrene strips were glued to the top side in order to increase the depth. The wells were cut through and then covered with thin plastic card. A more accurate representation would be to extend the wells all the way to the upper wing. The spent shell chutes were cut off and covered with hollowed pieces of sprue, also you can see that the flap sections were replaced with parts from eduard. The two tiny white squares in the center are styrene strips to support the upper wing part at the proper height and were added before cutting off the flaps otherwise it would be difficult to properly align them. Detail on the wells were added using styrene strips and eduard parts.
  7. Okay call me crazy but I picked up this Testors M3 Lee kit for a quick build. I need decals though for it (and have nothing in my spares that comes close) as it comes with no decals. I can use either option from the Tamiya kit or from the Takom or Academy kits. I just need something. ;) Happy to buy and/or reimburse shipping costs. Thanks, Lee
  8. Hello all Looking for a simple project to give the first try at acrylics paints, pulled out this model from the stash. Japanese WWII aircraft are the least of my interest subjects so, in my mind, everything about the zero was well documented and the only topic unsettled was if the hinomaru paint flake off as bad as the rest of the paint or crews keeps it in pristine conditions. I thought a few clicks on google would solve this but instead realized how little I knew. After several months of work in the model, web surfing and two books read finally got it completed, still managed to get some accuracy things wrong but here it is, comments and critiques are always welcomed. Academy kit, CMK cockpit set, Eduard detail set, Aber and Master gun barrels, EZ-line antenna cable. Painted with Tamiya acrylics, Vallejo primer, metallics and flat coating. Weathering with pastel chalks, Tamiya panel line accent, AMMO pigments and oil brushes Regards Carlos
  9. Decided to go with Academy's new FA-18F Super Hornet (new tooling). Going to build this as an air to air specific interceptor with all air to air missiles (6-8 Aim-120C/D and 2x AIM-9X). Weapons spread will be 2x Sidewinders on wingtips, 2x AMRAAMS each on two underwing dual LAU 115 launchers, and two AMRAAMS on single LAU 127 launchers. May put another 2x AMRAAMS on additional single LAU 127s on each wing for 8 AMRAAMS total (less realistic build). Using the Hasegawa Weapons 5 kit for most of the AIM-120s and the LAUs. I do have the option of using the Attack Squadron ones I purchased, but I have a huge mess of CA glue to clean to make them look halfway decent. Also doing this SuperBug in Jolly Rogers livery as included on the box. Initial bits: Top and bottom connected with intakes (masked internally). Sensor Pod also attached. Wondering if I should use a razor saw to cut the Flaps apart for a bit of added realism. Turbines painted in a mix of Alclad Pale Burnt Metal and Steel. Exhaust bits also painted in Alclad Pale Burnt Metal and Steel mixed (not sure of ratio). Cockpit tub is painted in Dark Gull Gray as well as all the instrument panels and the inside of the upper airframe structure. All the LAUs, missiles and drop tanks are painted. 2 underwing tanks in Light Ghost Gray, underbelly in MM gloss black. Up Next: Cockpit tub detailing, installation, and completing assembly. Then primer, preshading, and base coat(s).
  10. Hello Phantom Phans. This WIP is for the forthcoming Brigade Models conversion set for Academys F-4B into the prototype F4H-1. I have obtained from Kevin a pre production test shot of the mouldings as seen at SMW this year. This does not include canopies or decals as they are not ready yet. Availability of the set should be March next year. Kevin has agreed to add a second seat so later small radome aircraft can be built. Any changes for this will be up to the modeller, as the main purpose here is for a first flight aircraft. Also, there are no instructions (I suspect I may be writing them now). Onto what you will get. This first picture shows what you get. This first pic shows the parts, except for canopy, decals, and the pitot probe, which I do have. This pic shows where to cut on the wings (for the perforated airbrakes) and the fuselage. Close up of the wing where the airbrake goes. Note that either the wing can be cut, or alternatively, the resin part could be used as a master to drill your own holes in the wing. Here is a close up of the fuselage cut point. And the cut made. Another part that needs cutting is the forward under fuselage (part F40) The resin intakes and the kit trunking is being joined. Some fettling may be required for a perfect fit. Airbrakes being sorted. Airbrakes fitted. Note that the gap is my fault, not the kits (my cutting skills still need work). First look at the front fuselage. The black parts are kit parts. They mate to the resin perfectly. That is all for this introductory part. Ted
  11. Prices do not include shipping. I can take Paypal or money order or cash at your own risk. My e-mail is kbtaylor1204(at)comcast(DOT)net 1/48 Hasegawa FGR Mk.2 package - $65 --Aires 4361 Exhaust nozzles --Aires 4288 Cockpit set --Aires 4415 Wheels & paint masks --Eduard 49 262 Color P.E. set Academy F-4C/D package - $85 --Academy ROKAF F-4D kit missing kit decals --Wolfpack WP48192 F-4B/C/D exhaust nozzle set --Wolfpack WP48173 F-4B/C/D Martin Baker MK.H5 seats --Aires 4688 F-4C/D wheel bays with covers --Eduard Brassin 648 142 F-4C wheels --Eduard 49672 F-4C Color P.E. interior --Quickboost 48 720 F-4 arresting hook --Hypersonic Models a/c intakes --DEF Models DS48006 F-4 FOD covers set --Furball 48-032 Gray Phantoms - Early F-4Cs in Vietnam --Furball 48-041 F-4 Canopy seals --Furball FWT 48-001 Transparent blue windscreen tint Zoukei Mura SWS F-4J package - $85 PENDING --Eduard Brassin exhaust nozzels --Eduard Brassin wheels --Legend productions Martin Baker Mk.H7 seats Zoukei Mura SWS F-4S package - $80 PENDING --Furball FPE-003 P.E. set --MAW Decals 48-006 VMFA-232 & 333 --Legend productions Martin Baker Mk.H7 seats Zoukei Mura SWS F-4C - $65 PENDING Decals Furball 48-046 F-4 Walkway decals - $4 Kits-World KW148118 F-4B/C/D Phantom Stenciling for Gray/White scheme - $10 Eduard D48024 F-4C Stencils - $10 Warbird Decals 48-037 F-4C/D Stencils - $10 Zoukei Mura SWS48-04-D01 F-4J (UK) Decals - $15 Icarus 48005 F/RF-4E Stencil Data White - $15 IsraDecal IAF-38 RF-4 Phantom Stencils for camouflaged schemes - $15 1/72 Revell Breguet Atlantic - $30 Revell Breguet Atlantic Anniversay - $35 Eduard L-39C Weekend Ed. - $20 Prefer to sell but if you have any of the following you'd like to let go.... looking for these WNW kits at this time... Hansa Brandenburg W.29 Re.8 Harry Tate Felixstowe / Hansa Brandenburg W.29 Duellist Fokker E.III / DH.2 Duellist Camel / LVG Duellist Thanks for looking, Kevin
  12. murad

    Magach 6

    Academy kit no 1367, IDF blazer with kmt 4 mine rollers built entirely OOB, cheers.
  13. Hello friends Here I bring you one of the main fighters that the United States used in the Second World War. It is the P-47 Thunderbolt in its long-range N version. It is made of the brand Academy at 1/48 scale. https://youtu.be/9ly3cgH2VgU Greetings and I hope you like it
  14. This is my first build. Had lots and lots of issues throughout the process, but finally was able to finish it and am pretty happy with the overall results! If you'd like the full backstory on the journey, check out the in progress thread: Enjoy!
  15. Began this build well, then disaster struck in a moment of pure idiocy. I laid it down in a puddle of plastic cement..... Nice. Then, I had this: Will not be using heat guns so nonchalantly anymore. FLash forward a week later: This is after 5-6 rounds of putty/sand and priming. No scribing, and some detail is gone, but oh well, its workable. Close up on the fix. Fast forward another week (to last night): First coat of MM Gunship Gray is down and smooth as can be hoped for. Now I wait. Let it cure up for 72 hours minimum and work on weapons/other models in the meantime.
  16. JJ Models

    F/A-18C HORNET Academy 1/32

    Hello partners Model F / A-18C Hornet, scale model 1/32 scale Academy. The model is on a surface that simulates the deck of an aircraft carrier. A greeting and I hope you like it
  17. JJ Models

    Merkava Mk.III Academy 1/35

    Hello friends I certainly could not miss this tank in my collection, in my opinion one of the best currently. Over the years it has been updated, hence its four versions that have demonstrated their capabilities on the ground. I wanted to place the model on a platform simulating an arid terrain where it has usually been its battlefield. https://youtu.be/GhRKlpQ7iOQ Greetings and I hope you like mates
  18. Best to text me at Five63Five83Five089 if you want first dibs or additional info and pics. Shipping is at cost per weight and zip Code, USPS. PayPal only. $75- 1/32 F-16CG/CG Block 40/50 Fighting Falcon. + Black Box resin F-16C Viper cockpit set For Academy kit # CS 32025 + Orion Models vinyl fuselage reinforcement plates for Academy
  19. Hey guys, I'm looking for the Academy 1/72 scale F/A-18D Hornet, kit #12422. Has anyone out there got a kit or two for sale at a reasonable price? Must be complete (minus weapons) and unstarted. Don't need to be sealed. I will pay for shipping to Sweden, and prefer PayPal as payment option. TIA!
  20. Today for your buying pleasure we have the following 1/35 Helos for sale. Please make offers if you feel I'm off on the price. I prefer Paypal as payment but will also take money orders or cash at your risk. Prices do not include shipping. All kits complete. Dragon UH-1D Huey - $45 Academy AH-60L DAP - $30 1/32 Monogram AH-1G Cobra - $30 Again, if you see something you want, shoot me an offer... you never know... Thanks for looking, Kevin
  21. I'm thinking of trying to pick up Quick boost's OH-6A conversion. I saw (somewhere) that the Academy kit is recommended. If the Academy and Hasegawa kits are essentially the same plastic then I'll probably pick up whichever is cheaper. For some reason the Minicraft/Hasegawa releases seem to go cheaper. I remember building both of the earlier Hasegawa releases back when they first came out and I remember them as being pretty basic kits that went together pretty well. TIA
  22. Flyboy3394

    Need help fixing some mistakes

    While building my new tool 1/72 Academy F15E, I melted two pieces of the model. First, while using a heat gun, I moderately warped the section that the thrust nozzles connect to. Then, purely out of dumb luck, placed the nearly complete upper fuselage into a puddle of plastic cement. I have contacted the US distributor to get some replacement parts, but at the same time, I see this as an opportunity to learn something useful about fixing stupid mistakes. As such, I would love some advice on how to correct these issues.
  23. Hi all, brand new user here and at 60 years old and forced retirement around the corner, I want to get back in the hobby. I got the Academy Minicraft B-29A Enola Gay and I am utterly confused by the paint numbers on the instruction sheet. I have looked at some of the paint conversion web sites but without much help.. Can someone guide me in the right direction on coverting paint numbers to Tamiya or other well known paint manufacturers? Thank you very much..
  24. Academy is to release a - new tool or Italeri kit rebox ? - 1/48th Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet - ref. 12316 Source: https://tieba.baidu.com/p/5169820785 This ref. number was not announced in the catalogue 2017: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235014703-academy-catalogue-2017-programme-newsletter-1q-2017/ V.P.
  25. Need some help. I've got a couple 1/72 A-37's I'm starting and wondering if any kind soul would happen to have the decals for the 19th TASS, 51st TFW out of Osan Korea from either the Academy "Black Eagles" kit #1672 or the Hasegawa kit #00142 they would be willing to sell? Thanks for any help.
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