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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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 Post subject: Re: Pwt32's Portfolio
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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!

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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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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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