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    Christopher
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    Bowling
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    Military Modelers Club of Louisville
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    Louisville
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    Kentucky
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    Target shooting, and fishing.

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  1. Bradley25mm

    Lynx update

    Main rotor blade leading edges took sometime to mask off, but their done. On most of the photos that I have seen, the color looks like silver with a touch of gold. I added sandpaper to the gear bays for a non-slip surface. Everything is closed up now. On the main rotor cowling, there are two round windows on the actual aircraft. I'm guessing to check fluid levels. I drilled them out, and added some clear parts from my scrap/leftover box. Forgot to added the rest of the decals to the main rotor head. Had to add nuts, and bolt heads from MENG to the rotor arms as well. The blade holders are done now to. Adding rivets took sometime. They are great to use. One thing you need to make sure before you prime, is that you blend in the edges of the decal film with Solvaset. My first time using Mr. Finishing Surfacer. I sprayed it into a plastic cup to decant it. Let it sit for about 5 minutes, then put it in my airbrush.
  2. Bradley25mm

    1/48 Hasegawa EA-18G Growler

    Very nice build. I love the ejection seats.
  3. Bradley25mm

    William Thaws Nieuport 17

    Outstanding build!
  4. Bradley25mm

    Lynx update

    Wow Mark, thanks for your comment. I’ve never been to the Nationals before. I’ve entered models in our clubs annual invitational (Military Modelers Club of Louisville) and I just recently went to the Cincinnati Scale Modelers contest for the first time. I’d love to go to the Nationals. Regards Christopher
  5. Bradley25mm

    Pfalz D. XII by Wingnut Wings

    Awesome job 👍👍👍👍
  6. Bradley25mm

    The Duke's First Completed Model for 2019

    I like it, A LOT. Very nice job Mark.
  7. Bradley25mm

    Lynx update

    I finally bundled all the avionics wiring on the cockpit hood. Some work, but I believe well worth it. When the model is complete, the backside of the hood can be seen. I scratch built some intercom plugs for the crew compartment and installed them. Next, I moved on to the weapons pylons. I added very fine sandpaper to simulate a non-slip surface on the top of each. I used referenced photos from the internet to get an idea of the electrical wiring. I added fabric REMOVE BEFORE FLIGHT streamers from Eduard to both weapons stations. I had to mix a custom color of green for the flotation covers on the landing gear bays. The next step is to paint the abrasion strips on the leading edge of each rotor blade. Having a ball!
  8. Bradley25mm

    1/48 Accurate Miniatures B-25B

    Fantastic display David. Congrats on a job well done.
  9. Bradley25mm

    Revell 1/32nd scale Westland LYNX HAS.3

    Tail rotor is done. Main rotor head is done. Painted all the bolts on both, sealed them, then applied a wash. Installed the rest of the avionics wiring on the back of the cockpit hood. All that left to do is bundle the individuals wires with black thread. I simply tie one knot, clip off the excess, then put a small drop of superglue on the knot to make sure it stays together. Same as before, put a drop of white glue on your fingertip. Pull the thread between two fingers to coat it with glue. Put it aside for about 5 minutes to dry. Glue takes all the fuzziness away, and adds stiffness to the thread. Tires are done. Seats are done. After I bundle the rest of the wiring, I'll attach the instrument panel. Next thing I'll do is paint the main rotor blades. I won't attach them until the very end of the project. After that, I'll start putting rivets on the tail boom, put PE on the inside halves of the main fuselage, then glue it all together. When everything is final sanded, and cleaned, I'll apply the rest of the rivets before I primer. One thing I did forget to mention about the 9th photo. Its a photo of 2 pieces of thread. The top piece is before glue, bottom is after.
  10. Bradley25mm

    1/48 Accurate Miniatures B-25B

    Great looking model David.
  11. Bradley25mm

    1/48 Tamiya F-117A Nighthawk

    Great build.
  12. Bradley25mm

    Revell/Germany 1/32nd scale Westland Lynx HAS.3

    Thanks gentlemen. These kits go together great. I’ve got one more Revell Germany kit in my stash. I really look forward to starting it now.
  13. Tried a new idea for seat fabric. The athletic tape worked great. I super glued the edges just to be safe. I decided to add avionics wiring behind the cockpit hood. I use sewing thread. Put a drop of Elmer's glue between two fingers. Pull the thread thru your fingers. When the glue dries, all the fuzz is gone.The glue also adds some stiffness. All the .50 cal needs is a wash with oils ,then its done. To paint the exhaust pipes, I mixed Testors gold, and silver. Decided to paint all the detail on the tail rotor blades, instead of using the kit decals. Took a while, but I'm glad I choose the paint route.
  14. This little gem has been on my build table for some time. Its taken a back seat to other projects. I started this several months ago. For a kit of this size, and detail, the price was amazing. I paid $30.00. I also got a rotor fold kit from Scalewarship Ltd. The one thing that stands out to me is the fit of all the parts. Simply amazing. The clear parts are thin, and crystal clear. Best I've ever seen. Decals look awesome as well. The instructions are a little busy, but very detailed. My ONE and only complaint is the lack of any rivet detail. I have some rivet decals that I MIGHT put on, I'm not sure at this point. I did purchase 3 different sets of Big Ed PE to kick it up a notch. Big Ed even included covers for the directional control petals. I built the base that it will sit on some time ago. I made a stencil for the "H" out of a manila folder. The base consist of 3/4" plywood covered with 100 grit sandpaper. The base was painted with Testors Model Master Enamels. I added oak floor molding to three sides to give it a finished look. The plaques were made by a trophy shop near my home. Took about 3 hours to make the base. I usually build my bases large enough that the model will be protected on all side, if you push it up against a wall. Since the rotors will be in a folded configuration, it won't take up much space in my collection. Thanks for looking.
  15. Bradley25mm

    PZL P11 III “Cleveland” 1932 scratch scale 1/32

    One word. STUNNING!!!!!
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