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Everything posted by Wolfman63

  1. Started on a 1/48 FW-190A-8 from Eduard. I will be using Cartigraf's Top Color # 38 decal set. Started on the main cockpit last night. Mostly assembled, just need to do some weathering/highlighting. More build photo's at https://davidsscalemodels.com/build-log/fw-190a-8/
  2. The decals did silver a bit. I bought this kit used at a swap sale and used the original decals. They were a little difficult to use due to age and they are a thick film. I should have bought a fresh quality aftermarket set.
  3. The F-15E Strike Eagle has been completed. For an older Revell model it was a decent kit to build. Fit was very good. You can see all the build and final photo's at https://davidsscalemodels.com/build-log/1-48-revell-f-15e-strike-eagle/
  4. EZ Line is a great product for doing aircraft (and ship) rigging. Here is a link to the Wingnuts website that has a very good tutorial on rigging a biplane with EZ-Line. http://www.wingnutwings.com/ww/productdetail?productid=3046&cat=6
  5. Another idea would be to take close up photo's of the model that doesn't include the tail then take a photo a distance away or at an angle where the details of the tail art is not easily defined. I would think this would be acceptable. A high resolution close up of the tail art would be different. Typically decal sets with nose art are not age restricted when you buy them and the images of the decal sets can be seen on the websites that sell them. But again it is up to the website to set the guidelines.
  6. Yes, The cockpit dashboards, side panels, foot pedals, and ejection handles are the Eduard PE. There is also PE in the same set for the landing gear, canopy, and Missiles.
  7. Working on the Revell F-15E Strike Eagle kit. This is my first build for my new website ( https://davidsscalemodels.com/ ). Using the Eduard cockpit detail kit, Quick Boost ejection seats, and the Ares resin Turkey Feather exhaust. The cockpit is looking good. I had to add a spacer under the resin seats to raise them to the proper height. The Ares resin exhaust cans are built and detailed.
  8. Yes, I will still post threads here on my builds/completions. I just did the website so I have everything in one location and can link pictures from one source. Also so anyone new who would like to see my past work can go to the website instead of searching historical threads.
  9. I post my builds on many websites and have galleries on a few as well. Since I typically build 10-15 models a year I decided to make a blog style website so that I have all the information and photo's in one location. The website is: https://davidsscalemodels.com/ So now if you follow one of my builds or see a completed build here and would like to see previous builds you can visit my website and see them. This website will also serve as a source of my methods that I use. An example would be on making recognition lights on aircraft look realistic. ( see https://davidsscalemodels.com/tips-and-tricks/recognition-lights/ ) Finally it gives me a source to link the photo's of my posts here without relying on third party websites that may have changes. (Like when photobucket changed their policies) Please take a few moments and check out my site and feel free to let me know what you think. Thanks. Photo link test:
  10. It is a Sony DSC-WX9 cybershot camera. It's just a compact camera but it takes nice pictures.
  11. Just completed a 1/48 A-26B as a Memorial to a friends father who passed away last month. I was able to gather information that he was a crew chief of an A-26B at the Marianna Army Air Field in Florida at the 137th Training Command in late 1944 until the command was shut down after VE day.
  12. I recently acquired a 1/48 Nichimo Ki-45 Nick on Ebay for $12. I built one back when they first came out in 1979. I always like the kit and when I saw one on Ebay at a bargin price, I grabbed it up.
  13. It took me about 3 weeks to build.
  14. Just finished the Italeri 1/48 UH-1D. I used Eduard cockpit set and scratch built the jump seats. Not a bad kit, the fit was pretty decent, but the jump seats were way too small.
  15. I used a small 4"X5" flag. The cheap kind mounted on a straw. It is a thin nylon material. I sprayed it with the olive drab on both sides then cut out the shapes. I tried to cut shapes first but the threads started falling apart easily. The paint holds the threads together. For mounting them I placed a paint brush across the seats to give them a slight sag while I glued the front edge down.
  16. Just finished the cockpit. The jump seats came out pretty good. Now working on the fuselage.
  17. I would really like to see a 1/48 scale CH-54 Tarhe (Sky Crane) I have always like the Sky Crane's ever since I saw a few in action when I was a kid.
  18. Starting Italeri's 1/48 scale UH-1D. Have the pilot/co-pilot seats detailed. I am scratch building the jump seats. The one in the kit are way too thick and not in correct scale. Starting the canvas for the benches today. Here are some pictures of the progress.
  19. While I contemplate my next large project, I am working back on my 1/48 scale aircraft. So the first aircraft completed in 2018 is a Trumpeter 1/48 scale F9F-3 from VF-51.
  20. I had a friend who owns his own photography business stop by and take some hi-res professional shots. (he took over 200!) All these photo's are from Andy Schneider Photography. (click on picture to zoom in)
  21. Here are the final pictures. I want to make a special note to Ron at http://www.grandpascabinets.com/model-display-kits/ His display case is awesome. The fit and finish are first class. If you ever need a display case I highly recommend him. Thanks again for following me through this project. I hope it has inspired others to not be afraid to take on a large project.
  22. I have completed the F-14’s and mounted the aircraft to the flight deck. The model is complete. I am waiting for the display case to arrive. I will then attach the screws (propellers for the non-nautical folks) when I attach the model to the display case base and run the wiring. This project has been a challenge but a fun build. I would like to thank all those that followed this build over the past 9 months and all the comments, and critiques you have provided. Build time for this has been 777 hours. Started it on April 23, 2017 and finished January 21, 2018. The display case is on its way and should be here this week. I will post final pictures next weekend. I hope you all have enjoyed this build.
  23. The Revell kit is 1/400 scale.I could not locate any decals for the Dallas or Los Angeles class. However, The basic markings are the draft markings and the numbers. . There are many decal companies that offer USN font white numbers. If I recall Microscale has a sheet of numbers in 4 different sizes. The draft markings can be painted on.
  24. As I head down the final stretch of this long detailed build, The A-7E's from VA-105 and VA-37 are done and sitting on the bow. All that is left to do is the F-14's from VF-51 and VF-111. Here are the pictures:
  25. The A-6E's are completed and now on the flight deck. Starting the A-7E's. Just have 16 of the A-7E's and 16 of the F-14's left to do. I was hoping to finish by today but doing 1/350 scale aircraft is a longer process than I estimated. Just hit 712 hours into this project and estimate about 40 more hours to go to complete. Here are the pictures of the A-6E's on deck.
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