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XyZspineZyX
10-19-2003, 09:47 PM
Hi all,
Anyone here model plastic airplane kits? Would like to find out if you do and possibly see some of your work, im new to the hobby and leanrt pretty much everthing off http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/

For those of you that dont model, trust its great fun and statisfaction to look at your finished kit, so get into the hobby!

Thanks for your time!

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XyZspineZyX
10-19-2003, 09:47 PM
Hi all,
Anyone here model plastic airplane kits? Would like to find out if you do and possibly see some of your work, im new to the hobby and leanrt pretty much everthing off http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/

For those of you that dont model, trust its great fun and statisfaction to look at your finished kit, so get into the hobby!

Thanks for your time!

http://www.x-plane.org/users/12thiaptbone/viper.jpg
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XyZspineZyX
10-19-2003, 09:49 PM
my mate does, what do you want to see?, PM me a list and i will load them for you.

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XyZspineZyX
10-19-2003, 09:51 PM
I am working on a JU88 (1:48 model) and a JU52(1:32 model) Next is a 109E(1:24)

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XyZspineZyX
10-19-2003, 09:53 PM
Im working on my first model: Ah 1g cobra 1/32 scale, and i got a 1/72 p47 somewhere!

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Buzz_25th
10-19-2003, 09:54 PM
I'm too blind for those little parts now. I did it a lot as a youngster. Lots of P-51's.

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XyZspineZyX
10-19-2003, 10:06 PM
Fine Scale Modellor Magazine also has good forums to learn from. Just goto www.finescale.com (http://www.finescale.com) and look for the forums

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XyZspineZyX
10-19-2003, 10:06 PM
I got a Revell Fw 190 A8 / F8 & Bv246 "Hagelkorn".

Its has been in the box for a long time, i haven't realy had the time to spend building it in a proper fashion, and if i'm not going to do it properly, i might as well wait until i have the time to do so.
However, i have allready decided to build the F8 version, with the Hagelkorn glide bomb.
BTW, its on a 1:72 scale, i like my models beatifull but small in size.

I also have models in 1:100 scale of:

F-14A Tomcat
F-15 Eagle
F/A-18 Hornet
F-117 Nighthawk
F-4 J Phantom II
Panavia Tornado IDS

All models from Italeri.

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XyZspineZyX
10-19-2003, 11:41 PM
I do 1/48th scale warbirds, currently working on a P-51 and a P-47D-30. If I had a better digital camera I would take some shots and upload them. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif
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XyZspineZyX
10-19-2003, 11:44 PM
There are TONS of great model sites on the web besides a couple alreedy mentioned here try HyperScale - has a very active forum, http://www.hyperscale.com/default.htm and LSP for larger scale stuff http://www.largescaleplanes.com/.Also the Chinese company Trumpeter has announced a Mig-3 in 1/32nd scale a first in that scale.

XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 12:07 AM
I am 42 and have been building model airplanes since I was a kid. Some turn out ok, some don't. Just depends on your standards. I have built plastic kits, balsa kits, you name it. Some large RC planes also.

I use model master acryl paints and a Passhe VL airbrush to finish my builds. I also use the acetone based cement for gluing (liquid) as it does a superior job. I fine sand all my models prior to priming and painting also.

For gluing clear parts I use regular old elmers glue or the prepared glue from testors. These dry clear and are plastic friendly.

For topcoats I first use thinned high gloss acrylic furniture varnish then apply decals. Then either gloss varnish or matt varnish over this. this type of finish is modern and will stand up to peoples grubby fingers, lol. Also the model can be washed with a damp rag, very durable http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

And you are correct, there is much pride and satisfaction in this hobby. I have given away every model I have built. One of my female coworkers had a son that enjoyed models. The top of his dressser quickly filled up with some nice WWII planes and a very nice Harrier Jump Jet. He was pleased to say the least.

Good modelling,

Popov

XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 12:14 AM
GSNei wrote:
- There are TONS of great model sites on the web
- besides a couple alreedy mentioned here try
- HyperScale - has a very active forum, <a
- href="http://www.hyperscale.com/default.htm"
- target=_blank>http://www.hyperscale.com/default.ht
- m</a> and LSP for larger scale stuff <a
- href="http://www.largescaleplanes.com/.Also"
- target=_blank>http://www.largescaleplanes.com/.Als
- o</a> the Chinese company Trumpeter has announced a
- Mig-3 in 1/32nd scale a first in that scale.



1:32 ??????

Hell, i could probably stick an engine inside, pump a few servos and fly it as an RC with just a few mods on the control surfaces/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 12:35 AM
resev wrote:
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- 1:32 ??????
-
- Hell, i could probably stick an engine inside, pump
- a few servos and fly it as an RC with just a few
- mods on the control surfaces

32nd and larger scales seem to be on something of a comeback trail. Trumpeter has realesed over a dozen AC in the last few years in 32nd and 1/24th.The company AMTech has announced a P-39 in 32nd. And how about a German railway gun in 1/35th scale! 1100 pieces! Yah! Show me the big models!

XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 12:40 AM
GSNei wrote:
- resev wrote:
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-- 1:32 ??????
--
-- Hell, i could probably stick an engine inside, pump
-- a few servos and fly it as an RC with just a few
-- mods on the control surfaces
-
- 32nd and larger scales seem to be on something of a
- comeback trail. Trumpeter has realesed over a dozen
- AC in the last few years in 32nd and 1/24th.The
- company AMTech has announced a P-39 in 32nd. And how
- about a German railway gun in 1/35th scale! 1100
- pieces! Yah! Show me the big models!



Man, that is just downright nasty!
Its WAY too big, and defenetly only for those with lots of room to display them.
A colector likes to have a lot of models, and to display several models in that scale, he must need an hangar just for the models! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 01:05 AM
resev wrote:
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- GSNei wrote:
- Man, that is just downright nasty!
- Its WAY too big, and defenetly only for those with
- lots of room to display them.
- A colector likes to have a lot of models, and to
- display several models in that scale, he must need
- an hangar just for the models!

Well if 72nd is your thing Revell of Germany is coming out with a 72nd type VIIC U-boat which will only be about 36.5" long. You could do a nice downed pilot diorama with your 190.

XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 02:01 AM
I've done a bunch. Some of them are at aircraftresourcecenter.com:

JU88

http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal2/1101-1200/Gal1193_Ju88_Rossi/gal1193.htm

http://www.1stclassproperties.ca/mr/newstuff/ju88_p40.jpg


IL2 Sturmovik:

http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Fea1/601-700/Fea630_Stormovik_Rossi/fea630.htm

P-47

http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal2/1201-1300/Gal1213_P-47_Rossi/gal1213.htm

http://www.1stclassproperties.ca/mr/newstuff/p47expgoose4.jpg



A Spitfire I created to replicate a CFS3 Spitfire:

http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Gal2/1101-1200/Gal1111_Spitfire_Rossi/gal1111.htm

And a wall I've mounted a bunch of them on:

http://www.1stclassproperties.ca/mr/newstuff/modelwall1.jpg





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XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 05:50 AM
Well I was working on a B-24D Liberator, but it's too damn big for me to find a place to put it.

Or I could hang it from the ceiling...

http://www.mechmodels.com/images/klv_ubisig1a.jpg


Oh yeah, I'm a P-63 whiner too! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 12:34 PM
/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif I'm a kit collector, if not an avid builder. I've got over 50 kits still unbuilt, with many 1/48th scale kits built and variously on display - or back on the bench undergoing repairs from cats, kids and over-zealous dusting by my wife.

My pride and joy is a kit which I don't have room to display either, a 1/48 Lancaster (which will be assembled as a dam-buster). Completed kits include several WW1 aircraft (Spads, Nieuports, Fokkers and Albatross's of various marks, etc.) and most of the usual front line WW2 single-engine aircraft. I once had a 1/72nd B-52, but gave it away before a move... didn't think it would survive. After that, I pretty much gave up buying/building large size models.

The links above to various web references and dedicated modelling sites are all worth visiting for information. You could also do a web search for IPMS (International Plastic Modelers Society), several chapters around the world have extensive web sites with great photos and references,



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XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 01:26 PM
I've used to build them, but I haven't for some time now.
It's just that I've suddenly got this urge to paint them properly, and they just don't look finished without.
Problem is that even the basic airplane paint is damn expensive (well, a small glass of the stuff isn't, but you need a damn whole lot of colors to finish it properly), and of course I just don't know how. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

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XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 02:42 PM
I build scale car's just finished the revell 1964 Chevy impala lowrider





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XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 05:26 PM
Since building models off and on for 40 years, im still disappointed by the lousy tollerances of some brands. Im trying to teach my son the art, but its really tough when you have to take huge efforts just to make the raw plastic fit well. Curved items rarely fit their curved counterparts exactly, and unless you like to glue and hold each centimeter of plastic....

What brands make the best "skill 2" models?

XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 05:56 PM
Here is a Timaya Do-335 B2 that I am working on. What do you think? I have not done a model in 10 years.

http://www.gibbageart.com/temp/do-335m1.jpg


http://www.gibbageart.com/temp/do-335m2.jpg


http://www.gibbageart.com/temp/do-335m3.jpg



Gib

No fancy quote or cool photo.... YET

XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 06:27 PM
Ahhh,nostaligia.I did a Ju87B2 in 1:42,hanged it up to a wire I strapped over the room,only to fall down in the middle of the night.

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XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 06:28 PM
I used to. I didn't spend very much time on them though. Now I do balsa wood models. you can actually fly these. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 06:42 PM
I had masses of Luftwaffe 1/72 stuff made back in the 70s. I used to enjoy turning them into different marks best. I remember doing an Airfix Bf109G as a K. New tail, canopy all sorts of stuff. I haven't got any of them now though /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif .

Btw Dex, the dog in your Ju88 diorama is seriously overmodelled as regards scale.
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XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 07:07 PM
To make this thread 'on-topic', I'll throw in this site /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif


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XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 07:57 PM
Third generation of modelers... My grandpa made them in wood and metal... My father knew the first plastic kits in the late 50s. My elder brother also makes them. Now I was doing my 89th model, a Sopwith Pup.

Family women hate us... /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

- Dux Corvan -



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XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 08:06 PM
Lol. The sticky finger family. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Gib

DuxCorvan wrote:
- Third generation of modelers... My grandpa made them
- in wood and metal... My father knew the first
- plastic kits in the late 50s. My elder brother also
- makes them. Now I was doing my 89th model, a Sopwith
- Pup.
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- Family women hate us... /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
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XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 08:17 PM
I like making up kits, but in a non-serious way. I know I will never be a serious modeller because

I don't spend months hyper-detailing cockpits
I like to have spinny propellors and moving bits
I like to put the little man in the seat
I can live with an air intake being 1.5 mm too wide

XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 08:26 PM
I'm currently doing a BF 109E with a scale of 1:24 and a FW190 A8 with a scale of... well, it's small /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 08:29 PM
Last year ok 2 maybe 3 years back i built a R/C model, didnt last long though. I tryed taking off on like a plateau, give you one guess what happened next !....

It hit a horrible wind and sent it looping lol, then boom ! in a woodland it went http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif took me roughly 2 hours to find it, and when i did - i had to go get a bag to put it in :'(

Recently I bought a new one to have a go at, but the thing is too big so its still boxed up next to my pc http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif soon as Ive done some decorating and things i will dig her out and build it up.

1 point to note : dont take them up on your own hehhe else you dont come back with 1 a/c but many peices of one

XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 09:23 PM
Here's one I just finished.........

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid85/p29617558fe9633e61525b8964a186598/faca29ec.jpg.orig.jpg

gotta love the Dora.........

For more go to http://www.geocities.com/jjbmodels

I also have some articles on ARC as well

here's another:

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid81/p4b8f5694de52dd184b39321f11f79ae3/faf70699.jpg.orig.jpg

Johann

Horrido!
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XyZspineZyX
10-21-2003, 05:04 AM
Gibbage1 wrote:
- Here is a Timaya Do-335 B2 that I am working on.
- What do you think? I have not done a model in 10
- years.
-

Gib - Monogram has a great PBY in 1/48th, if anybody should be tackling that sucker it's you!

XyZspineZyX
10-21-2003, 05:23 AM
http://www.largescaleplanes.com/Photostory/RobColvin/spit/Spitfire.htm


http://www.largescaleplanes.com/Photostory/RobColvin/109/Bf109.htm

here are a couple of mine...32nd
http://www.skywriters.net/images/gallery/robcol7.jpg


http://robcolvin.homestead.com/files/wulf1.JPG

XyZspineZyX
10-21-2003, 05:28 AM
You gentelmen are quite adroit /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

rogo

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XyZspineZyX
10-21-2003, 07:33 AM
I used to make them when I was younger and I still would do them if I had the time /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif
And I prefered to make dioramas with german tanks to making planes (I'm not that good with airbrush and brush).

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XyZspineZyX
10-21-2003, 03:06 PM
resev wrote:
- I got a Revell Fw 190 A8 / F8 & Bv246 "Hagelkorn".
-
- Its has been in the box for a long time, i haven't
- realy had the time to spend building it in a proper
- fashion, and if i'm not going to do it properly, i
- might as well wait until i have the time to do so.
- However, i have allready decided to build the F8
- version, with the Hagelkorn glide bomb.
- BTW, its on a 1:72 scale, i like my models beatifull
- but small in size.
-

/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif I have the same model in box in a drawer!
Have been waiting to build it (and a 109) until I can afford airbrush equipment (soon!)

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