As with all Tamiya kits, this one practically built itself (which is a GOOD thing, because if left to my own devices, I usually manage to mess sumthin' up). There were no fit issues, as with any Tamiya example I've done, and unlike many modelers[...]
This is a Ni-17, N.1887, Stg. Edward Hinkle, Esc. N124 Lafayette, Western front, Spring 1917
This Nieuport has enjoyed a career in service relatively long flight into the U.S. in the French Air Force.
Joined the Lafayette Squadron in November 1[...]
Here's a very useful instructional video explaining what you can get in the Revell kit boxes - as most of the time you actually get repackaged products of other companies!
This is my 2nd Eduard'Mig.
Just from the box.
I added some wire wheel wells, roof seals and wires inside the cockpit.
I used Tamiya acrylics and Gunze with added some "Future".
I hope you like it!
Yes the old Lindberg Me-410, I do like Lindberg kits, rivet coated, thick canopies, one piece tailplanes, funny shapes here and there, but they are fun to put together.. I didn't do much to this one, just polished up that two part canopy, why t[...]
This was an 'off and on again' project, mainly due to self induced problems. I still don't have the sequence of rigging steps figured out, and when they should fit in the construction, painting and weathering stages.
I had no major problems wi[...]
This is a pretty much out of the box Stuka B2 from Italeri. I did add my own cockpit detail with styrene strip and other pieces. I used decals from Eaglecals.
Painted using model master acrylic paint and weathered with pastels and pigments.
Well between struggling to get motivated and finding time to build, I have actually completed what I started in February. A really nice kit providing lots of opportunity for extra detailing! I spruced up the cockpit and added scratchbu[...]
The only gripe I have with the manufacturer is the lack of directions. The "instruction sheet" is one piece of paper with a black & white photograph of the assembled model with part numbers and arrows pointed toward the general location.