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About Wolfman63

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  • Birthday 05/08/1963

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    David
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    Kopielski
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    49464
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    McKinstry Chapter
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    Schaumburg
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  1. Wolfman63

    Italeri 1/48 MH-60K Blackhawk

    More details on the crew cabin being added. Seat belts and turn buckles done. Working on the cabin roof. Need a few more details to be scratch built and some more photo etch to be added. Also the decals I ordered for the paint scheme arrived today. They are the Werner’s Wings decals representing the aircraft from Operation Gothic Serpent from the 160th Task Force known as the Night Stalkers. Includes markings from the infamous “Blackhawk Down” operation. All the build photos can be seen at https://davidsscalemodels.com/build-log/1-48-mh-60k-blackhawk-soa/
  2. Added a page to my blog on making cloth seat belts for aircraft using fiberglass cloth tape. https://davidsscalemodels.com/tips-and-tricks/making-cloth-seat-belts-for-aircraft/
  3. Wolfman63

    Italeri 1/48 MH-60K Blackhawk

    Moving forward after some corrections the cockpit section is almost done. I scratch built the fire extinguisher and painted the cockpit section the correct color. I then started work on the crew area. The photo etch comes with the support cables for one side of the crew seats and I used 32 AWG wire to replicate the other side. The molded in seat belts were removed. I will make new seat belts out of cloth tape. I am working on making the turn buckles that go from the top of the seats to the supports. Need about 20 of them. Still have lots of details to add to the crew area. Build log at https://davidsscalemodels.com/build-log/1-48-mh-60k-blackhawk-soa/
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    Italeri 1/48 MH-60K Blackhawk

    Starting on Italeri’s 1/48 MH-60K. With this build I will be using Eduard’s “Big Ed” detail kit. Beginning with the cockpit I added the photo etch parts to the floor and console. As I started on the seats I noticed that the rear of the seats on the reference photos have a bin and bracing as well as a first aid bag behind headrest. Using some stock styrene sheets and rods I made the braces. I used a small piece of nylon cloth to make the first aid bags. More photos in the build log at https://davidsscalemodels.com/build-log/1-48-mh-60k-blackhawk-soa/
  5. Wolfman63

    Trumpeter 1/48 Vampire FB MK 9

    The Trumpeter 1/48 Vampire FB.MK.9 has been completed. This was a nice build with very little issues. The only issue was the intake to the leading edge of the wing required filling and shaping. The decals were on the thin side and great care was required to get them into position but they did lay down nicely. The build log can be found at https://davidsscalemodels.com/build-log/1-48-vampire-fb-mk-9/ and the galley photos are at https://davidsscalemodels.com/gallery/1-48-vampire-fb-mk-9/
  6. Wolfman63

    Trumpeter 1/48 Vampire FB MK 9

    Moving forward on the Vampire. Flaps and landing gear finished, Cut out the intakes to add the more accurate vanes, and assembled the rest of the fuselage. The only real issue with fit was the intake mating to the leading wing edge. Filled and shaped to blend them together. Just finished painting the base coat. Have some more detail painting to do then on to the decals. More photos at: https://davidsscalemodels.com/build-log/1-48-vampire-fb-mk-9/
  7. Wolfman63

    Trumpeter 1/48 Vampire FB MK 9

    Completed the landing gear bays and now working on extending the flaps with the Eduard photo-etch parts. The flaps have been cut open and the parts have been dry fitted after the fuselage was assembled. All the build photos can be seen at https://davidsscalemodels.com/build-log/1-48-vampire-fb-mk-9/
  8. Wolfman63

    Trumpeter 1/48 Vampire FB MK 9

    They are part of the Eduard photo-etch set. The set has detail parts for the cockpit, landing gear bays, external panels, and flaps.
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    Trumpeter 1/48 Vampire FB MK 9

    As the build progresses I have completed the cockpit and did some detailing of the landing gear bays and struts on the 1/48 scale Trumpeter Vampire. So far I am really enjoying this model. Dry fitting the fuselage looks like a very good fit. You can see all the build photos at https://davidsscalemodels.com/build-log/1-48-vampire-fb-mk-9/
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    Trumpeter 1/48 Vampire FB MK 9

    The next build is a de Havilland Vampire jet of the RAF. It was the second jet to be flown by the RAF. It did not become operational until after World War II in 1946, but had a successful history with the RAF until the late 1950’s. I am using the Trumpeter kit with the Eduard detail set. More photos in the build log at: https://davidsscalemodels.com/build-log/1-48-vampire-fb-mk-9/
  11. Wolfman63

    1/48 F-20A Tigershark (Freedom Models)

    The Freedom Models F-20A Tigershark in Prototype 2 scheme is now complete! This was a fun kit to build. Instructions have some minor issues but not bad. Also am using a different camera so the completed photos represent the color much better and the photos look better. You can see all the completed photos in my blog gallery: https://davidsscalemodels.com/gallery/1-48-f-20a-tigershark/
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    1/48 F-20A Tigershark (Freedom Models)

    Continuing the work on the Freedom Models 1/48 scale F-20A Tigershark. Fuselage assembled, painted, and decals applied. Working on the missiles and the canopy details now. Getting close to completion. All the build photos are on my blog at https://davidsscalemodels.com/build-log/1-48-f-20a-tigershark/
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    1/48 F-20A Tigershark (Freedom Models)

    Continuing work on the 1/48 Freedom Models F-20A. Cockpit installed, exhaust installed, and now assembling the fuselage. The fit of the parts is very good. Just had a small section on the spine that needed a little putty. Also added a little weight to the nose to keep it from being tail heavy. More photos at https://davidsscalemodels.com/build-log/1-48-f-20a-tigershark/
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    1/48 F-20A Tigershark (Freedom Models)

    This is the Freedom Models 1/48 scale F-20A Tigershark. Built by Northrop (before they became Northrop Grumman). I started on the cockpit. The dash board was painted to match photos of the actual aircraft. To create the realistic multi-function displays I painted them a chrome silver and use Tamiya clear green on top. The screens look like real displays as the light reflects light from different angles. You can see more photos on my blog at: https://davidsscalemodels.com/build-log/1-48-f-20a-tigershark/
  15. Wolfman63

    Glenco 1/48 J2F Duck

    It is now completed! This is the Glenco 1/48 scale J2F-2 Grumman Duck representing VMF-2 that patrolled the Caribbean Ocean off the Virgin Islands. The Duck’s were used for patrolling areas and performing search and rescue of downed pilots. More photos can be seen in the Gallery page on my blog: https://davidsscalemodels.com/gallery/1-48-j2f-2-grumman-duck/
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