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PostPosted: Thu 25 May 2017 18:10 pm 
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Great paint job on the Oscar :)

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Thanks! My next build...

Trumpeter 1/72 Russian KV "Big Turret" Tank (07236)
Russian Army, 1940


The KV heavy tank was designed and used as heavy break-through tank by the Russian Army. The 76.2mm gun of the KV-1 was not good at dealing with bunkers and fortifications, so a new bigger turret mounting the 152mm M-10 howitzer was designed. Due to the size of its heavy turret and gun, the KV-2 was slower and had a much higher profile than the KV-1. Only a few were produced due to its combat ineffectiveness. The large heavy turret meant the traverse mechanism would only work on level ground. The Prototype version was known as the "Big Turret" model 1939 and differs from the production KV-2 in several ways mainly around the mantle and turret construction.

This is a nice kit from Trumpeter that builds into a nice model. Its a quick build and is mostly wheels. The hull is a single piece with all the axles included so alignment is easy. There are two cons with the kit - the grab handles on the turret are molded solid (I replaced mine with floral wire bent to shape) and the tow cables are made of the same material as the tracks so they do not hold their shape (and look unrealistic on the model). I added some tarps, painted with Tamiya paints and weathered with Mig products.

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Airfix 1/72 Fokker E.II Eindecker (A01086)
Imperial German Air Force, Monthois Airfield, France, October 1915
Feldflieger Abt. 53 69/15 (Lt. Baron Kurt von Cailsheim)


The Fokker Eindecker fighters were a series of German World War I monoplane single-seat fighter aircraft designed by Dutch engineer Anthony Fokker. Developed in April 1915, the first Eindecker ("Monoplane") was the first purpose-built German fighter aircraft and the first aircraft to be fitted with a synchronization gear enabling the pilot to fire a machine gun through the arc of the propeller. The Eindecker gave the German Air Service air superiority from July 1915 until early 1916 and that period became known as the "Fokker Scourge" to the allies. Lieutenant Kurt Von Crailsheim was wounded while serving in the infantry and was declared unfit for further field duty. He transferred to the air force, and after passing flight training, joined Feldflieger Abt. 53 as a pilot where he downed a Voisin of VB114 on September 22, 1915. In October he began flying the E.II with 69/15. It was in this aircraft that he suffered a forced landing on December 12, 1915, and succumbed to his wounds on January 4, 1916.

This is a well detailed and beautiful new kit from Airfix. Everything just clicked together as it was built. You have everything you need to make a great model right in the box. The only con was the fuselage stripe decals which are mismatched on the sides and top (width differences). I attempted to rig this model with 2lb fishing line but failed. The rigging points are petite and require something like EZ line to properly rig. I left the build without rigging (after pulling off my poor fishing line work) and plan to get back to this some other time when I buy some EZ line.

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Outstanding additions PWT!! The Fokker is tops!!! :clapping: :clapping:

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Nice tank, and good effort with the little Fokker :thumb:

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That KV looks awesome :clap:

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Incredible additions. Especially the eindecker. :clapping:

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Superb portfolio :clapping:

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great additions added :clapping:

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Thanks for the great comments!

My next build...

Hasegawa 1/72 Grumman F9F-2 Panther
USS Bon Homme Richard, VF-781, 1951


The F9F Panther entered service in 1949. It was the first Grumman jet fighter, the first Carrier-Borne Navy jet fighter in combat, the first USN jet to shoot down an enemy airplane and the first jet aircraft used by the Blue Angels. A single-engined, straight-winged day fighter, it was armed with four 20 mm (0.79 in) cannons and could carry a wide assortment of air-to-ground munitions. The F9F flew 78,000 sorties with VF-781 flying 2,721 of them without a single loss of life. The Panther was removed from front-line service in 1956 and the design evolved into the swept wing Grumman F-9 Cougar.

This is a nice Hasegawa kit with good detail in the cockpit and recessed panel lines. Its a quick build, but the decals are a bit tough to install. They have large clear areas that needed to be trimmed and they are thick. Micros-set worked well on them. My decals were a bit yellowed so they seem dark on the model. Its also worth pointing out the instructions have you put the larger insignia on the fuselage and the smaller ones on the wings - this is backwards.

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good looking build paul :nod:

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Great work, on the Fokker, and Panther, well done.
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 Post subject: Re: Pwt32's Portfolio
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It is a very nice kit Pwt :nod: great work :clapping: :clappping:

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Great modeling on the Panther Pwt


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A very nice result on the Panther. Well done.

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Another build from the Messerschmitt GB...

Airfix 1/72 Messerschmitt Bf-110 C-2
Zerstörergeschwader 26
France, June 1940


The Bf-110 was developed as a heavy fighter, escort fighter and fighter bomber. It had initial success in the early campaigns but soon suffered heavy losses when engaged with modern single seat fighters. The replacements for the 110 were developed as early as 1940, but they never matched the abilities of the aircraft and the 110 continued to fight on through the end of the war in various roles. Zerstörergeschwader 26 was formed in early 1936 and fought in Poland and the Battle of France. After taking heavy losses during the Battle of Britain, Zg 26 was re-quipped and fought in the Mediterranean theater and eventually Russia. The unit fought in the 110 until 1943 when it was re-equipped with the Me-410.

I picked this kit up for $0 but it did not have the main gear and was missing the decals. I used an old set of Superscale decals to mark the model as an aircraft used in the Battle of France. Painted with out of production Aeromaster paints, the older decals silvered a bit. I created one of my standard display bases using some line images and mounted the aircraft on a brass rod.

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Very nice Paul. The price was right too.
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Great finish on the '110 :clapping:

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Yes, nice 110, Paul! I like the white nose.

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Hasegawa 1/72 Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat
Battle of Midway, June 4th, 1942
Pilot: Ltjg Arthur J. Brassfield


The Grumman F4F Wildcat was the only effective fighter available to the US Navy during the early part of WWII. While outperformed by Japanese fighters, the aircraft was able to hold its own due to its armor, ruggedness and effective tactics. During the Battle of Midway, on 4 June 1942 Lt. Brassfield was flying an F4F-4 Wildcat of VF-3 attached to the USS Yorktown. Flying top cover with 4 other fighters, he engaged a formation of 18 Japanese dive bombers attacking the US fleet. Pressing home his attacks he shot down 3 enemy aircraft and damaged 2, breaking up the Japanese attack and preventing all but a few aircraft from attacking US ships. Later, during the same action he attacked and shot down a Japanese dive bomber which was strafing survivors of a friendly torpedo plane which had made a forced landing at sea bringing his total kills to 4 for the day. He received a Navy cross for his actions that day and ended the war an ace with 7 enemy aircraft shot down in combat.

This is a great little Hasegawa kit with nice cockpit detail and recessed panel lines. The only con with this kit is the landing gear is tricky to attach after painting. I used Mig Panel Line Wash on this kit and thought the results looked great. The aircraft is painted with Testors paint using both pre and post shading for the weathering. I used a set of "Battle of Midway" decals from Starfighter Decals to mark the aircraft as the plane Lt. Brassfield became an ace on 4 June 1940.

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