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  1. Plusmodel Aero Line Series 1:72 C-47 racks for drop container #AL7046 Introduction This small review presents us with a very original enhancement to any 1:72 scale C-47. A set with six parapacks attachable to the C-47 under fuselage. When I received this set for review, I was not aware of this accessory existed for C-47, and after a bit of investigation, this is what I found: Each airplane could mount up to six of this container in each flight, which contained useful supplies for military or partisan ground forces, under their wings. The packs were wired to a control panel located by the aircraft's cargo door. The jumpmaster used this control panel to select which parapack to drop. He could drop them in any sequence or drop them all at once with a salvo switch. Releasing a Para pack from the bottom of the plane also deployed the pack's parachute. A picture of this can be consulted in this link . What’s on the box bag In the clear bag, the content is visible for inspection, 12 light grey resin, 6 containers and 6 parapacks. On the back of the presentation paper, there is a diagram explaining the location of each parapack at the belly of the C-47. Each set is composed by a container and a parapack. The container presents a nice and exquisite detail, starting from the internal framing and in the exterior, with the presence of rivets and the attach points for the parapack. As the parapack concerns, the detail is adequate, with natural folds for the exterior of the pack and detail for the straps is correct for the scale. The assembled set Conclusion This set will update and replicate a unique feature for any 1:72 scale C-47. If you want to display your Dakota in a rather original feature, than this set is a must. Our thanks to Plusmodel for the review samples and all the support given. To purchase this directly, click THIS link Ricardo Veríssimo
  2. Plusmodel 1:72 Propeller for C-118 / DC-6 #AL7032 Introduction This recent release from Plusmodel was designed to replace / improve the propellers for 1:72 scale C-118 / DC-6B. The only model available is Heller’s. Being the only game in town for this elegant airplane, this set is a must improvement comparing the model’s original offering. What’s on the box Inside the clear blister there is 20 resin objects composing: 3 sets with four propellers 4 propeller hubs 4 Spinners This set, allows to represent the Hamilton Standard 43E60 usually equipped in DC-6A and B early versions. Nevertheless, please remember that this airplane still flies nowadays and check your reference about the propeller used. No propeller stencils are provided. Propeller hubs The propeller hubs are nicely detailed. Even though no jig is provided to properly align the propellers to the centre hub, plusmodel came up with a clever system: The back end of the propeller has a rectangular end, that allow it to proper fit into the propeller Hub. All that it needs is to glue it with a small amount of super glue, and the fit is perfect. Propeller The propellers are nice detailed and the removal from the casting mould is trouble free, just take your time, a fine saw and a mask (to protect from resin powder) should do the job. As mentioned early, the propeller base has a rectangle shape for proper fit on the propeller hub. Spinner The spinners have a small mould base, that can easily remove with a fine saw. The fit is perfect and guarantee a proper shape and pristine finish. Conclusion This set is a strait forward replacement and improve over the model’s parts. Highly recommended Our thanks to Plusmodel for the review samples and all the support given. To purchase this directly, click THIS Ricardo Veríssimo
  3. Hello, I would like to show a completed model , finished last year. It's a Fujimi's 1:72 EA-6A Intruder. This model was one of my "shelf Queen" , has had sit on my workbench for about a decade. It turn out a decent model with a fine engraved detail and ok cockpit detail. The ejection seats were replaced by a resin aftermarket. For painting i used AK RC colours and Gunze. Thanks for watching! best regards from Portugal Ricardo Veríssimo
  4. Plusmodel Aero Line Series 1:72 C-119 Boxcar Wheels - Early #AL7039 Introduction This small review presents us with an easy enhancement to 1:72 scale C-119 Also, this set has a new layout, presented in a clear bag. What’s on the box bag In the clear bag, the content is visible for inspection, 10 light grey resin parts and a small vinyl type white paint mask. Set detail is very crisp and it will upgrade the detail, comparing with the Kit’s plastic wheels. Italeri C-119 Main wheels Italeri C-110 front wheels The main wheels are composed by a complete unit containing the tyre and front hub. The detail is delicate, and it will show under a layer of colour. Also worth of note is the tyre groove pattern and the tyre maker logo, perfectly detailed on the tyre. The rear rub is moulded as separate part. The front wheels, despite the small size, presents a magnific detail, especially the groove pattern on the tyre. The last part is a small vinyl pre-cut paint mask. Should you prefer to paint the wheel first and then the tyre, you have two sets available. Also, if you prefer to paint the tyre first and then the centre rim, also two sets are at your disposition. Conclusion This set will provide an accessible and efficient way to detail and enhance the wheels of Italeri’s 1-72 C-119 early version. Our thanks to Plusmodel for the review samples and all the support given. To purchase this directly, click THIS link
  5. Plusmodel Aero Line Series 1:72 C-47 Skytrain wheels without cover #AL7045 Introduction This small review presents us with an easy enhancement to 1:72 scale C-47. Also, this set has a new layout, presented in a clear bag. What’s on the box bag In the clear bag, the content is visible for inspection, 3 light grey resin parts and a small vinyl type white paint mask Set detail is very crisp and it will show in the finished model, as the C-47 has a unique landing gear, allowing the wheels to contrast. The main wheels are composed by a complete unit containing the tyre and hub. The detail is delicate, and it will show under a layer of colour. Also worth of note is the tyre groove pattern and the tyre maker logo, perfectly detailed on the tyre. The rear wheel, despite the small size, presents a magnific detail, especially the groove pattern on the tyre. The last part is a small vinyl pre-cut paint mask. Should you prefer to paint the wheel first and then the tyre, you have two sets available. Also, if you prefer to paint the tyre first and then the centre rim, also two sets are at your disposition. Conclusion This set will provide an accessible and efficient way to detail and enhance the wheels of any 1-72 C-47. Our thanks to Plusmodel for the review samples and all the support given. To purchase this directly, click THIS link
  6. 1:72 Babibi Model Decals A-400 M ($22) C-160 Transall ($16) Babibi Model is a new name for me I discovered when I was looking for decals for my current project, A-400M Grizzly, which I find myself doing for Scale Aircraft Modeling. I had never seen and found any reviews regarding the quality of the decals, even so, I decided to order the A400 sheet, having the surprise that the brand new Babibi Model decal sheet, C-160 D Transall for Revell kit, was in the same envelope. Here we will analyze both. First of all, the presentation of the decals is very professional and very interesting. The decals come in a plasticized paper wrap and with transparency on one side to see the inside. The back has all the general instructions for decal application. These instructions are in fact general and applicable to all decals, it is always important to remember the general principles of decal application. In this case, there is no specific rule for applying these decals. Analyzing the decal sheets, the color registration is great and the definition of the details is one of the best I've seen. The decals have a thin film, in fact looking very thin and delicate. Starting with the A-400M sheet, it is a sheet that costs 22 dolares (not really cheap) but provides 6 different options namely: - A-400M First Plane of Turaf “KocaYusuf” - A-400M Altas Zm409 With Airborn 16 Tail Arts - A-400M Royal Air Force - A-400M Armé de LʻAir -A-400M Malaysian Air Forces - A-400M 60 Years of Luftwaffe (a misprint on the profile ) As you can see, the tail arts are very well defined and will undoubtedly give a more colorful look to your A-400M thus breaking the monotonous gray. Beside all the markings and letters, Babibi Models sheet also gives you, concerning the RAF several other numbers to make almost an entire fleet. Now let's look at the C-160 sheet. This decal sheet has only two options but very good choices: -C-160 D Transall TURAF Ex-Ankara Museum Turkey - C-160 51 + 1 “Silberne Gams” - Germany Both options are very colorful and just like the A400 sheet, the color registration is of enormous quality, and very fine, having everything to go well during the application. The decals for the German version won me over right away and are very cute despite being a little more complicated to get the desired results considering the size of the decal of the cause and then the extra color of black to be painted by the modeler to blend the black as on the real plane. Conclusion: Well, Babibi Model is a very good surprise for me. The presentation of the decals (on the envelope) and the decals themselves are the best I've ever seen. The colors and the fineness of the decals are noteworthy for their quality. The guidelines given when placing the decals are sufficient and perfectly noticeable to any model designer. The only less positive point that I glimpse is the fact that none of the planes have any historical background, not even a small sentence. My thanks to Babibi Model for producing these fantastic decals and for the C-160 review sample. Francisco Guedes
  7. While at the Old Dominion Open IPMS Richmond, VA show I was asked (challenged actually) to do a P47 build as a group with several members of our local IPMS club. The challenge was to finish the build in 30 days. If I can find an inexpensive kit at the show I'm in. Soon after COVID19 hit so I'm also calling this my COVID19 build. It's complete, I'm going to periodically post WIP pictures. I'll keep you all guessing, till the end, if I actually finished in 30 days. 30 minutes later I found this gem for USD$5. My scheme will be a RAF Thunderbolt Mk.II SEAC. Parts cleaning begins. Really? Must cut the landing gear doors? Cutting apart the landing gear doors...1:72 scale. Various priming done on pit, interior engine, etc Interior Green for...the interior. Gunze 302. Yellow Chromate for wheel wells, inside cowling. Gunze 27.
  8. Hello All, This is mt first WIP thread here. I did submit my completed WnW SE.5a in the early days of LSM, but I'm afraid since then I've been mainly modelling 1:72. Anyway, this project was started recently, and featured on Quitmodeller until recently...that's another story I guess. This is the story so far. I thought starting a build thread would motivate me to at least get on with the preliminary research, but more on that later... Usual Tamiya quality, looks like little or no filler will be needed, which is a good job in this case... I also went for the simple Eduard etch set, Master Model brass machine guns, and as an experiment in time saving (ha ha) a set of Eduard pre-cut canopy masks: Even though the Mosquito is undoubtedly a beautiful aircraft, in model form I think it can often look a bit bland and “seen one seen them all” –ish. Maybe it’s because of the lack of surface detail to break up the wooden airframe skins, I don’t know. So I’ve decided to finish mine in unpainted form, just a bare wood finish with the appropriate bits finished in aluminium, steel and fabric. I realise that this would never be possible (or extremely unlikely) in real life due to the way the aircraft was assembled and finished, but the idea is to give an impression of the different materials used in construction. I’ve seen a couple of Mosquito models either semi, or completely finished like this, but none are particularly accurate as far as I can tell. Anyway, with all this in mind, I got some Uschi woodgrain decals (more on this later): And I’ll probably be using these in conjunction with the oil paint method of simulating woodgrain on certain features, as I did on my WnW SE.5a here: ...and Vallejo Air Silver (for the ailerons, elevators, nacelles, various fairings and covers), a CDL colour (for the rudder, which was fabric covered), and Vallejo Air Steel (for the forward cockpit armour). The Interior will be painted as normal, as will the propellers. I made a start by sketching the various panels onto photographs of the kit fuselage and wings. It’s not at all easy to figure out the panel breaks from reference photographs, but I’m getting there. In reality there would be hundreds of white dots all over the skins where the outer ply sheets were screwed and the heads filled, but I’ll not be including these:
  9. So after a bit of hassle with the wheel covers and alignment(still don't think it's 100%, but not much scope for adjustment)I'm calling this one finished. It's built OOB apart from Eduard belts, acetate gunsight and Techmod decals. Not a bad kit considering its age, but there were some issues with the canopy framing being poorly defined, particularly the rear section which is pretty much DIY. Anyway, here are some pics: Supermarine Spitfire Mk. IXc, 306 (Polish) Squadron, F/Lt Jozef Zulikowski, RAF Northolt 1942.
  10. I never learn. Building two kits at once takes at least three times as long as building them one at a time, but whatever; the Mosquito is more of an experiment, right? I wanted a grey/green Spitfire to go with my Mk.1, and since I've been a bit Beaufighter curious for a while, when I saw this I thought it would be rude not to get it: I believe the Spitfire dates from the '90's, and comprised relatively few parts, and pretty sparse interior detail. This won't be much of a problem with a closed canopy though: With the exception of some seatbelts, this will be OOB (really this time), although I'd like to finish it without invasion stripes, so I've got some alternative decals in the pipeline. An hour of cleaning up the parts allowed pretty much the whole model to be assembled with Tamiya tape, with very little evidence of any significant gaps or fit issues. One of the cannon fairings had got broken in the box, but a bit of work with a drill and brass pin will soon fix that: A decent 1:72 Spitfire is always a good model to build...
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