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  1. Hi Sir Desmond, I'm glad you got your tail plane issue corrected and horizontal. I agree with "1 to 1 scale's " post ; if the prongs on the tail planes don't link up correctly they will result in a offset angle. You also won't see real aircraft exsisting with such a offset tailplane angle either. Anyway, Alls well that ends well and you got it sorted. Thank God we're getting some rain down there those bush fires have been absolutely horrible to say the least. I'm living overseas and It's very difficult to see or read anything about it on the news. We donated and I encourage others to do so too. All the best for the rest of your builds and stay safe Cheers, Pete P.s -don't you just love WW2 Japanese aircraft !
  2. ......I guess you'd have to check your references then Beavers aside, should be an interesting build , keep us posted and all the best. Cheers, Pete P.s I love your avatar btw, very cool ! Are those your cats ?
  3. hi Mike, I wasn't real happy with the canopy in my set either as i found the frame definition to be a little poor in some areas. Actually it kind of put me off the conversion to be honest. I'll be very interested to see what you do with the kit canopy. I wish you all the best for your build, Cheers, Peter
  4. Thanks guys, much appreciated. cheers, Pete
  5. Hi Folks, Here is my 1:32 Hasegawa Fw 190d-9 finished as "White 7" from JG 51. My main inspiration was from the artwork and black and white photos from the JaPo book "focke-wulf Fw 190D camouflage and markings" starting on page 360. I was really taken by the supposed 76/83 wing colours, the dense and intricate fuselage mottles,( those which you can see in the photo at least) and what looks to be a patched up or replacement cowl. I really thought this would make a cracking scheme. Well, here it is finally finished ...... some of you may have seen it at the Monson show in Hungry this year. I'm sorry to be sparing with the photos but I'm saving it for publication as I'm working on a book in wich this model and other works of mine will be published. I hope to share my tips, techniques and insights whilst imparting my enthusiasm to the model community around the world. Hopefully your responses will urge me to keep going with this as its proving to be quite involving. DSC_0103 by Peter Olsen, on Flickr DSC_0123 by Peter Olsen, on Flickr I hope you like it. All the best, Cheers, Peter Olsen
  6. I'm waiting on some replacement parts as both my airbrushes are out of action plus I have alot on my plate at the moment but I'll update when I can.
  7. What.... huuuh ......who said that ?
  8. Very nice James, I'm looking forward to the article.... Peter
  9. Looks great Laurent, I like the rust mapping Cheers, Peter
  10. Hi folks, its been a while but I've got some paint on now. I chose " White 7" of JG 51 and my main inspiration was the black and white picture and the colour profile in the JaPo camouflage and marking book, page 361. I found it quite interesting that they suggested the possibility of a RLM 76/83 finish on the wing upper surfaces. looking at the existing photograph of this machine there is a small section of the upper wing surface that's visible along the leading edge. I'm not sure if its just the way the sunlight was hitting it or the way the photo turned out or the possibility of a high contrast scheme. While the Jerry Crandall book suggests 75/74 or 75/83 amongst other possibilities; I thought 76/83 would be quite a unique looking finish and since there is evidence of other FW 190 d-9's in these colours I decided to run with it. I used Gunze acrylics for all of the airframe airframe colours except for the mottling on the fuselage which was my own custom mix of Testors and Humbrol enamel paints. I find that I can get enamels to spray much finer then acrylics. DSC_1021 by Peter Olsen, on Flickr Here's a shot of the underside and you can see that I've started weathering in selected areas, whilst other panels such as forward of the wheel bay are still waiting to receive treatment. There is still a lot of work to be done and I haven't even started on the top side weathering yet. DSC_0844 by Peter Olsen, on Flickr Thanks for looking everyone, I would love to post some more pics but unfortunately for the time being I'm saving this model for publication. Actually, I'm in the process of writing my own book so all my techniques and info on this model will be available sometime in the future. I would love you to pick up a copy when its available. Ok, see you later ! Happy modelling, Cheers Peter.
  11. Non complex english eh...... mmmm , me can do that Thanks James, I'll send them an email. Pete.
  12. Hi James, looks like this will be a fantastic project, I'm looking forward to what you do with it. Was it easy enough to get the replacement part ? The reason I ask is because I have this kit in my stash but some of my clear parts are fogged and I would love to have them replaced. I bought the kit about two years ago at the BRNO show in Czech but unfortunately I've lost the receipt. All the best for the build, I'll be following along. Cheers, Peter.
  13. Construction continues with the Ki-61.... Well, what can I say other than this kit really goes together beautifully, but you knew that already right. Here's a picture of the main wing assembly and with this shot it gives you a nice look at the wonderful surface detail on the kit. DSC_0327 by Peter Olsen, on Flickr The cockpit fits quite well into the fuselage and you can install it after gluing the two main fuselage halves together. I still have to weather the rear canopy sill to match the rest of the cockpit. DSC_0355 by Peter Olsen, on Flickr Please be aware that at this stage I have not cleaned up any of the seams yet and I've simply placed the upper engine cowl on the forward fuselage just for the pics. DSC_0339 by Peter Olsen, on Flickr DSC_0353 by Peter Olsen, on Flickr I really love the shape of the Ki-61, it's so aesthetically pleasing. DSC_0361 by Peter Olsen, on Flickr I've got a few more things to add to the building stage, then I'll clean up the seams and mask the canopies and I'll be ready for paint. Thanks for following, Cheers, Pete.
  14. Welcome aboard Alberto. Cheers, Peter
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