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  1. BRP144003 He-162A 1/144 will be in stock at EDAY Model show, Prague ( www.eday.cz ) boxart: source: http://ipmsnymburk.com/forum/viewtema.php?ID_tema=39445
  2. I present my recently completed Bandai box scale(1/144) X-wing from some rather obscure movie franchise or other. I decided not to go with the more familiar rebel/red 5 out of the box scheme as the kit markings are supplied as stickers(not waterslide decals!! ) The colour scheme depicted is my take on the partisan x-wing which featured briefly Rogue One. The kit was finished in a selection of Tamiya/Mr.Color paints that I had to hand and some PITA masking due to the small size of the kit.
  3. H's Clutch of Mud Hens.

    I was planning on doing just the F15E with bombs but can't resist a bit of orange, so will be doing the Tiger meet too. I have the RetroWings goodies from Domi to enhance the cockpits & burners. Obligatory box shots ready to start.
  4. Hi everyone. This is either very stupid, or it could be a hit. What about a 1/72 Group Build? Anything goes, as long as it is in 1/72 scale. It would be nice to see a 1/72 build "win" a GB, and with this proposal it's guaranteed to happen! Any takers? Cheers Jimmy EDIT 2017-02-03 I changed the thread title to "Small Scale Group Build" because it's much more inclusive than 1/72, which is mostly aircraft. EDIT 2017-02-06 Just to make the rules clear, "small scale" in this scenario is 1:50 or smaller. Time to bring our those big (although small in scale) naval vessels! Participants 1. JimmyZ 2. TrojanThunder 3. Arniec 4. snapper_city 5. PlaStix 6. PhantomBigStu 7. milktrip 8. CliffB 9. Caerbannog 10. Grandboof 11. vppelt68 12. bootneck 13. TEMPESTMK5 14. draggie748 15. S5 modeller 16. zebra 17. TonyTiger66
  5. More 1/144 Eagles

    Hello all, As I was involved in the last F-15 STGB (wow has it really been 4 years?!), I thought I would join in with this one. I have been in bit of a rut recently with my model building, I've still got an Bear, Typhoon and Horsa to finish yet. But, after seeing the builds started by parip and azureglo, I have been inspired to give these a go. I'm not 100% sure on what scheme I will be going for yet... I have a few to choose from. I think I had the aggressor scheme for the last STGB?... I also have these... The kits I shall be using... The two top kits are from LS and are F-15A models, the bottom left is the wonderful Revell F-15E and I have about 12 of them (seriously) and the bottom right is the Dragon/DML version, I have about 3 of them. The resin goodies you can see in the top middle are two F-15A cockpit sets with an F-15E cockpit set and two exhaust can sets from RetroWings. I was going to order more, but the website will not let me order anything. I have sent in a question asking why but not had any responses yet. I also have the Res-IM resin wheel replacements and Brengun vacform canopy as well as the Shelf Oddity PE set for the F-15. Going all in on this one, however I am not going to guarantee that I will get any done. I am planning to make an F-15B ACTIVE alongside these ones, but this is one from a computer game thus not allowed to be included in the rules of the GB. However, I will include the build of that as well if anyone is interested and I am allowed, seeing as it isn't the main build. Picture below... The fuel tank will need to be replaced with a gun pod, like the F-4 carried on the centre line station which I have in an Arii weapon set (I have a lot of stuff in 1/144). Now sure on what decals/version I will build first however. I am tempted by the Digi-camo, 23 Sqn and the White Dragon set. Any advancements? I'll probably be starting at the weekend as I await bits to turn up. Kind Regards, Dazz
  6. My Bandai AT-AT finally turned up yesterday (after the ***** at the post office had fleeced me to the tune of £12 for VAT and misshandling). Before I get going on the build, I thought I'd post up some sprue shots and close ups (there are plenty of other sprue shots out there on the net, so you're probably not seeing anything new here), and today, May 4th, seemed as good a day as any to post them. To see how it all looks built up, jump over to John's multi AT-AT build The box is quite large, but that's mainly taken up by the sprue holding the head and body sections, which have each been slide moulded in one piece. The rest of the sprues are pretty standard Bandai fare Sprue A The neck, parts for the head, the cheek guns, and other assorted bits, including all new 1/144 scale Mr Flatty, now in AT-AT driver disguise (he really is the Mr Benn of the Star Wars world) Sprue B1 The lower body sections that slip inside the main body moulding, and provide some internal detail behind the separate body panels Sprue B2 The chassis parts, including a nice representation of the Pegasus engine used on the original filming models Sprue C This is the one that requires the box to be as big as it is, due to the orientation they've moulded the parts in. You've got the main body, the upper head, the base of the head, and the main chin cannons Sprue D (x2) The last two AT-AT sprues supply all the leg parts, together with the two, microscopically small, seated driver figures The final sprue is for the standard Bandai base, this time in white to represent Hoth. This is the same size base that was supplied with the 1/144 Falcon Some close-ups of the parts, starting with the head and it's base plate The main cannons. These have been slide moulded to leave an open barrel You get a choice of two (slightly) different cheek guns Internal cockpit rear wall. Nicely detailed, considering you won't actually see any of it And no doubt also invisible on the final build, the AT-AT driver. Pretty well detailed for the size (about 8mm high), although someone seems to have amputated his hands The neck. This comes in two halves, split vertically, so there'll be a seam to fill on the top and bottom Main body moulding. Being one-piece, it will at least keep everything square. This is the right-hand side, with the hatches moulded in place. The left side has them separate Lower body inserts, with the detail panels that sit behind the open hatches on the main body There's a small moulding flaw on mine, in the upper left corner of the detail panel. Quite rare for a Bandai kit. Looks like something's hit the part after coming out of the mould. Not a big deal, as I'll probably have the hatches closed. Underside of the chassis and, yes, they are jerry cans on either side More chassis detailing The Pegasus engine And, of course, the 222 hull for the rear panel... ...and the accompanying gun shields The upper parts of the feet are split vertically, so more seams to fill, although the lower foot parts are single mouldings And to give you an idea of just how small an AT-AT is in 1/144... It really is a bit smaller than I'd prefer, which is what stopped me ordering it earlier. I don't think there's much chance we'll see a bigger one from Bandai though, so we'll have to make the most of it. To give you another comparison, this is the Bandai head compared to a Wizards of the Coast AT-AT that I repainted a few years ago. That one is (depending on the measurements you use) just under 1/48 More when I get started on construction Andy
  7. Hi All, Although I'm not a regular armour modeller I do dabble from time to time. I'd recently completed the Revell boxing of Dragon's 1/35 Artilleriewagen and picked up this smaller scale version from a show with an idea in mind. Working on the logic that 1/144 is not that far removed from 1/148 - British N Gauge - I fancied the idea of motorising one. To this end, following some research on interweb, I concluded that a little Kato 0-4-0 chassis might fit in/under if I ignored the difference in wheelbase. A chassis was ordered from Amazon for a very reasonable £12 - Very reasonable indeed if you consider that the chassis came with free p&p from Japan! With delivery only taking a week too. Here's where we are before the off. A couple of hours later, after removing the base of the Kommandowagen, removing all the internal bulkheads from the hull and some fairly extreme trimming down of the chassis we were here. The chassis fits, just, but sits a little higher than the original height. I'll live with that. Does it run though? Click on the picture.... 20170803_001000 by Bonhoff1966, on Flickr Could do with a longer piece of track and a better controller but you get the idea.... All part of a bigger plan.
  8. This is a current Works in Progress. I have decided to give the Marabu designs (http://www.marabudesign.com ) PE set for the Beaufighter a go. I have a 1/144 Mk.1c from Mark1 that I will probably do in RAAF colours of Foliage Green and Earth Brown over RAAF Sky of a 30Sqn aircraft based in PNG in 1942. I am not one of those modellers who takes satisfaction in building items that can not be seen by others only 'knowing they are there'! I plan to detail this kit with the PE (and maybe some other items depending on how my time and sanity go) and allow it to be seen. I have had a few suggestions as to how to do it but as I am not that big on dioramas and the exploded view although intriguing (and something I may do at a later time), leaves me with more of a "instructional 'cut-away' display as they used to do with weapons when training soldiers. I am using the SAM Publications. Modellers Datafile number 6 "The Bristol Beaufighter" as my main reference So the pieces involved; PE set: Mark1 kit Described in detail in other threads but nevertheless a great kit with some areas that need addressing (in my opinion): Floor pieces: Glued together and the two exits cut out: Pilots entry well sides made with two part putty. I plan on having the front hatch open and so need to make the walls of the entrance well between the floor and the fuselage (otherwise the space under the floor will be seen). I am not planning to open the rear one as yet (but may change my mind!) : Some of the interior parts including 20mm cannon ammo boxes, radio and table, and side fuselage pilot consuls (I have added a box (APU) already to the floor that can be seen in the above picture): Starboard fuselage interior being prepared by thinning away a little of the plastic where the PE side will sit up against: Port fuselage side with some PE interior side panel pieces added and a large section dremelled away to allow for viewing: And the outside of the Port fuselage (I have also cut out the observer's hatch surrounds as this will be a PE part and displayed open): I will have to do painting as I go (both interior and exterior (as I am afraid that I might not adequately mask the interior when I come to spray the camo!!)).
  9. This is Bandai's latest addition to their ever growing Star Wars range, and probably their best one yet. They've done an incredible job both with the moulding, and with the engineering, meaning the kit has some stunning detail, and will slot together perfectly. The only thing they need to do is make it BIGGER. The original studio models famously featured a raft of parts from various classic Tamiya, Revell and Airfix kits, and Bandai have faithfully reproduced all of these, the most obvious one being the German Sd.Kfz 222 Armoured Car that sits on the back of the AT-AT's hull. For this build I've gone with a non-movie dark colour scheme, which was based on some profile artwork I produced for the project. You could see it as a special forces version, or anything at all really. I'm leaving it open to interpretation. The full build is here The original artwork that was used for inspiration And the build itself And some scale comparisons, first with the proverbial paint pot With Bandai's 1/144 Y-Wing... (at this point @Gekko_1 will be thinking up plans for a AT-TC (All Terrain - TIE Carrier)) And, obviously, with a Nigel top hat Thanks for looking Andy
  10. I wanted to have an EC-135 ARIA version of the KC-135 in 1/144... and I only saw one way to accomplish that...! So, out came the saw, plastic sheets, glue, and references... Minicraft KC-135E is the starting point... I didn't take any in progress pics (like I should have) but after adding epoxy wood, miliput, super glue, plastic putty, Mr. Surfacer, and primer... here's where I am now...
  11. Straight out the box, a quick build of Airfix's BAC 1-11. Decals are as Airfix provide, paint is Humbrol enamel (mainly 166, 130 and 104). Windows were filled with Micro Krystal Klear. This is a nice little kit, much better than the Trident. and with a little photoshopping fun: FredT
  12. Dear fellow modelers, Being serial starter, I could not refrain myself from starting new build, this time an excellent Eduard's offering in 1:144 scale. Since I'm a clumsy sod, I've managed to break its left wing, so additional sanding was required. Otherwise fit was good and only minor gaps on vertical stabilizer needed filler: Painted in primer, together with rest of the gang: Base green paint was applied: Then dark green paint was applied (treatment with blue tac): Some minor touches were needed before proceeding: Brown paint was quite challenging to paint, since a lot of masking was required: So, here we are, little Mig is proudly standing on its feet, some touches of paint still needed before drowning it in Future: And that's all for now
  13. With nearly two months to go, I thought that I would make a start on a final model for this GB. My choice of subject is this little 1/144 Welsh Models Heron 1 and here are the obligatory box and contents shots before I get started. After giving the parts a wash in some warm soapy water, the next job will be to separate them from the pouring lugs.
  14. RGC-80 GM cannon

    I built this as a build off for over on the http://mecha-lounge.com/index.php?board=22.0, it should be a great comp and my first. I hope you like it and any comments welcome. and a few arty ones Im trying out........ and one with my Gonk, in the living room!
  15. Hello Everyone, I was going to add a ship into this goup build, but I couldn't find a ship I liked the look off. I did think about the Typhoon, but ruled it out. I was then going to get one of the Sovremenny class ships as I have been playing alot of WarGame Red Dragon the last few days, but haven't been bothered to get one yet, yeah I know I am lazy. So looking at my stash, and I noticed I have lots of Russian things in 1/144. I haven't seen any Bears yet, which I really find surprising! So I thought I would join in with that, nothing fancy, just getting the bugger done OOB too. So onto the pictures... I bought this a little while ago after I came back to the hobby, I'm pretty sure this was in an end of year sale for ModelZone. I've had it stored ever since then just waiting for an excuse to build it. Horizontal split for the fuselage, haven't seen that since the Airfix 1/72 Buccaneer I built when I was 8 I think? Was part of a Gulf War set with the Jaguar. Anyhow, this kit doesn't look like it has too many parts to it. Shouldn't take too long to build. Wing tops and engine pod things... not much to see here. It is really strange the part breakdown of this model... I even have the raised copyright notice on the wings, gonna have to get rid of that. Still not 100% sure what version to do, although I guess they are pratically the same with little changed here or there. If I get this one done in time (which I will be shocked if I don't) I will add something else from my 1/144 collection. More to come soon! Kind Regards, Dazz
  16. Most of the airliner modellers were thrilled when Mikro-Mir in co-operation with Eastern Express anounced the first injection moulded MD-11 kit in 1/144. First pictures of the sprues looked very promising with great attention to detail and accuracy. I was also looking forward to this release and initially ordered 3 kits with the General electric Engines and placed another order for 3 kits with the Pratt & Whitney engines at my local hobby shop. When I received the call from the hobby-shop that the first batch arrived I was excited...till I saw the price tag Well,I bought them anyway,because the MD-11 is one of my favourite airliners and I started with the first one immediately. I planned to build the first one OOB and also using the kits decals to see how they work,so I could give some feed-back at the model shop for other builders who might be interested in this kit. All the parts looked good at first glance,but I realized that the parts had no locator pins at all.Which is not a big deal but I was surprised. Soon after construction commenced I had to realize that this would not be going to be an easy build as,as good as the parts may look,the fit is not the best and on almost every part filler was needed or some correction work had to be done. The most serious fitting issue is at the wing to fuselage join,were at the top side a quite large gap appears between the wing and fuselage... The construction of this section is actually quite smart by the manufacturer,as they provide a inspar panel (I guess its called that way...?) that will provide a good sit and places the wings at the right angle.But mounting the wings isn't as easy as I thought. I filled the gap with Krystal Klear and painted this section in the respective colours,as I built and painted the parts individually. Another "trap" is the front gear which needs to be installed before glueing the fuselage halves together.That way,as careful as one may be,snipping off the gear leg while handling the model is almost inevitable. I chose to cut off the lower part and put it back on after main assembly was done. I drilled a small hole at both sections and reinforced the leg with a thin wire,then glued the parts back on. After all construction and paintwork was done,it was time for the decals. The decal set looks really impressive and immensely improved compared to earlier Eastern Express sets. It has lots of details and even includes coroguard panels for the wings. The quality of the decals is really superb,but...and thats a real pain...the decals tend to settle almost immediately on the model after sliding them off the backing paper.Decal solutions are not much help,only lots of water can help you placing the decal in the right position. Once the water has been soaked off the decal sticks on the surface. Another issue are the dark blue stripes on the KLM set.They are printed with the front ends looking up.If applied as they are, the stripe will go up to the cockpit window instead of running in a straight line around the nose. I was lucky to have 2 sets, so I cut off the bent part (approx.3cm) and used a straight part to put it around the nose and then cut off the missing stripe from my other set to extend it again to the tail cone. The fit of the decals is otherwise fine and the details and the silver parts are great. For the front edge of the tail fin and the edges of the winglets,I used thin silver decal stripes instead of painting them. The build of this kit is really time,and nerve,consuming but in the end a very nice MD-11 will appear in front of you. But for being a CAD manufactured and very new kit together with the way too high price tag ,its a bit of a disappointment. Bad fit of the parts,and also the arrangement of the parts on the sprues is not very logic.Together with inept construction sheets,one needs to be very careful while building.A few times I used the wrong parts and had to correct the error later by either replacing the whole part with spares form my sparepart box or leave it as is. Those things wont happen on my other 2 kits,thats for sure. I chose to build the MD-11 of KLM who did the final passenger flights and the farewell flights in 2014; PH-KCD "Florence Nightingale. Painted entirely with Revell and Testors enamels using my airbrush. As mentioned before,this kit unfortunately isn't up to the standard in the likes of Zvezda or Revell airliner kits and its also over priced. For this money you may be better off with Kurts (Authentic Airliners) resin kit. Anyway,here she finally is...the Mikro-Mir/Eastern Express MD-11 Cheers,
  17. Revell released the Fokker 100 kit back in 1995. Its very nicely molded and well detailed. Since then I had this kit in my stash...when I bought it,I started it right away but back then I was still using brushes on my builds. After some parts were brush painted,I thought I wasn't very happy with the outcome,so the kit was put back to the box were it had stayed ever since. Due to some home movings I managed to lose the cockpit clear part and for some time I had no idea how to fix it. Recently,and now with more experience,I took it off the shelf of doom and thought that now its the time to fix this kit and build it properly. All pre-painted parts were cleaned,primed and re-painted by airbrush and also using the correct colors for the Swissair version. The decals had yellowed badly in all those years but I was lucky to find another Swissair Fokker 100 which had pristine decals. The missing cockpit window was replaced by putty and a 3D window from Authentic Airliners. The cabin windows were filled with clear. The build itself after the cleaning and repairs was straight forward as the parts fit well and filler is needed at an absolute minimum. Painted with my usual Revell and Testors enamels. I am very pleased to add this nice little kit into my collection after more than 20 years on the shelf of doom... Sadly its out of production for some time now and sometimes gets high prices on ebay.Would be nice if Revell would do a re-release like they did with their Boeing 727-100 kit. Swissair was launch customer for the Fokker 100 and received its first example in 1988.It was in service until 1996 when Swissair replaced them with Airbus A319 and A320s Today some Fokker 100s are flying with Helvetic Airways,so they are still a common sight at Zurich Airport altough their days are numbered as well. Cheers,
  18. Some of my recent builds are 2 Revell Boeing 727-100s. This kit was re-released earlier in 2016 with Germania decals,which is on my workbench at the moment among other projects. Its a very nice kit given its age and quite accurate compared to the Airfix kit. The build is pretty straight without any bigger issues.It needs a fair amount of filler though,esp.the windows. The cockpit windows are "holes",while the cabin windows are engraved only.So its unavoidable to fill them and use decals,otherwise one needs to drill out all windows if clear ones are desired. My 2 kits are early Revell and Revell/Lodela releases,both came with Lufthansa decals. For the Lufthansa 727,I chose the best decal set from the box and some spare decals from an Airfix 727,such as the doors and the tail logo. The cockpit window and other details come from a 727 detail set. For the First Air 727 I bought the decal set from V1.Its the old livery of that airline which I find quite attractive. The decals are of top quality and fit on the model very well.Once applied,they look like printed on.The carrierfilm is completely invisible. Both Boeings were painted entirely by airbrush using Revell and Testors enamels. Revell's Boeing 727 is a very good kit for its age and its nice that its available again. Currently I have 3 Airfix Boeing 727-200s ,2 Airfix 727-100s and the re-release Revell 727-100 on the assembly line.The Revell one will probably be done sooner as the Airfix kits need more correction work. Cheers, And a group shot...
  19. I've had these on the back burner for a while - they're good tinkering projects while main pre-occupations like the Grumman OA-12A Duck I'm building on KG144 as part of a group build and other biggies are drying (or being otherwise uncooperative). The North American T-6G Texan is Valom's kit. Pretty nasty really, I'm afraid. Poor to non-existent fit, shape issues and thick, clunky detail. Compared to the Platz/F-Toys kit (of which I have quite a few) it pales very rapidly in fit, surface detail and everything except decals. BUT it remains cheap, readily available and actually very, very good fun. I also think you can get it to look ballpark like a Texan if you totally ignore the panel lines scribed onto the canopy (which would have you create square side windows that look very off). Pretty much out of the box except for a bit of cockpit detail and the undercarriage doors which are plasticard. Valom's decals are excellent, however. Good, interesting schemes, thin and well behaved - can't ask for more and really raise the kit up a notch. I did mine in markings for aircraft No.74 of the Ecole de Pilotage de l'Armee de l'Air, based at Cognac (Base aérienne 709 Cognac-Châteaubernard) in 1964. I'm happy with it and feel I gave it my best shot without getting out the scriber. I have another in the works, again on the back burner. The Miles M.14 Magister is a conversion from the Anigrand Trailing Wing bonus kit that comes with the Short Shetland (another Titan on my workbench at the moment - more of that soon, I hope). The basic resin kit is quite, er, basic. I filled in the slots in the wing which on the trailing wing aircraft take the booms. I decided quite early on that I wanted to do one of the yellow pre-war ones with an incredibly polished cowling and the glam spats. I thought that could look marvellous in this scale. I sprayed the aircraft with Halfords white primer and then airbrushed with vallejo yellow, then when I was happy with the tone I painted the cowling glossy black. Over this I brushed AK Interactive True Metal, which I know can give a superb natural metal finish. I polished this with a cotton bud. It took several applications but I'm happy with it. I added the IFR hood behind the rear cockpit using small gauge lead wire bent to shape, with the canvas being vallejo filler built up in layers backwards to give the wrinkled effect (not really visible in photos), then painted green, before washing in a darker green to bring out said wrinkles. I also added the curious two-pronged pitot and an exhaust pipe (using more lead wire). This was an absolute joy to build, I have to say. One of those kits where you really look forward to every little bit and every step, no matter how small is somehow hugely satisfying. If I win the lottery, I may buy more Shetlands simply to build more Magisters. I've done it in markings for L8338 of No.30 Elementary and Reserve Flying Training School based at RAF Burnaston in 1939. I think. I don't really know but that's my guess based on serial numbers. Doesn't matter hugely - they all got moved around a bit. Decals all spares and Mark1 for the pre-war serials. Thanks for looking!
  20. TAP Super Connie

    Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation TAP, Portugal, late 1950s Minicraft kit with Classic-Airlines.com decals Tamiya Gloss White / Xtracrylix Light Aircraft Grey / Vallejo acrylic Aluminium with Klear coat Limited surface detail was scribed into the wings as the basic kit wings are featureless. Some decals from the Revell kit were used for walkways, stencils, etc. Chris
  21. My contribution to this group build will be the F-RSIN 1/144 Trident 3B, in British Airways colours. By the time these were built it was known as the Hawker Siddeley Trident, but it's a DH design and I'm told it qualifies, so here goes. Box and sprue photo to start with: There aren't a lot of parts so it ought to be a quick build - however I think a lot of the effort in this build is going to be in cleaning up the parts. There's a lot of flash, the plastic all has a very rough surface, and there are some pretty big moulding flaws such as these strange craters on the surface of one wing: So I think I'll be getting through some filler on this build! Apparently the kit's shape is pretty good, and I've seen some good builds online (including on Britmodeller), the one thing that people seem to consistently want to deal with is the shape of the centre engine inlet - it's a bit pinched and looks a bit triangular. So this is where I've started - I've built up the shape of the inlet with plasticard, and filed out the inside (which you can't see here) to get a better shape. It'll need some blending in with filler, which I'll do when the fuselage is together.
  22. Big Planes Kits (BPK) is to release 1/72nd and 1/144 Bombardier Challenger kits. Source: https://www.facebook.com/BigPlanesKits/photos/a.1510613519216386.1073741829.1509837872627284/1664192343858502/ V.P.
  23. My first Vac-Form kit I have build.And only for the reason that it is the only Boeing 747SP kit available,except the resin kit from Authentic Airliners. The build was challenging as I had no experience with Vac-Form kits,but I managed to get it eventually together. While working on this kit for almost 1 year,I came up with the idea to make an In-Flight diaorma,which I thought would be a nice way of displaying it. For my first ever Boeing 747SP I wanted a special and nice scheme,I had Air Mauritius,South African Airways and Air Namibia in my mind. Air Mauritius decals I couldn't find and the only South African Airways markings I found where the new ones.But I wanted my -SP to have a cheatline and the Air Namibia scheme is very attractive. The decal set comes from f-dcal and is of the usual good quality,application though showed some size discrepancies,it was a tad too long.Nevertheless I managed to get it on the Jumbo. For the display stand I took another wooden board from my tv-table as I had no use for it anyway.The size was right too. I airbrushed it with different shades of brown and green to simulate sand and trees,and painted on a river with some side arms to give more depth. After that was done and dry,I used cotton balls to create "clouds". As I also wanted to create contrails,I drilled small holes in the cones of the engines hot sections and superglued thin wires in.On those I applied white glue and pasted thin pieces of cotton balls on it.I know,the contrails are appearing behind the wings,but as to hide somehow the wire I already put some thin pieces at the end of the hot sections. The model itself sits on a transparent plastic tube. For being my very first vac-form kit and also the first in-flight display like that,I am quite happy with the outcome,although the model has some flaws. I don't know if I ever will build another Vac-Form kit again,as I am more the plastic-modeller,but it was a nice and interesting experience. The only problem I have now is...where to put this diorama ? Here now the Air Namibia Boeing 747SP on its way to Windhoek.Have a nice flight I hope you like it Note:No cats included, as they are not able to "fly"...
  24. It's back down to small scale for me at present as house move is probable - so I don't want to risk stuff that will be easily damaged.This is a Dragon kit with two in one box one navy and one marines, both nicely equipped with 12 Rockeye cluster bombs each, plus fuel tanks. I've built the navy one undercarraige up as I intend to display it on a stand with a Navy Hornet(at some point in the future !!). My first Dragon kit and I was quite impressed with the build quality and how it went together. The hardest bit was hanging the bombs they still look a bit 'off' and the yellow decals which I cut myself are far too wide. I'll excuse myself and plead small scale. Enjoy and feel free to comment Paints: Vallejo model air Cheers for looking
  25. Revell's Airbus A310 kit is well over 30 years old but nonetheless its a nice kit and quite easy to build. Unfortunately the kit is now very rare and the price tags are high nowadays. I was lucky to find this one for a reasonable price on a Swiss auction platform. I already built 3 of them about 2 years ago but I allways wanted one in KLM colors.This kit was the Swissair release,so the whole paintjob had to be done by hand using the good old airbrush. The decals are a mishmash and stash-bash...if this can be called this way ... The KLM logo for the tail was taken from a Airfix DC-10 decal set,the small KLM logos and the "Royal Dutch Airlines" are from a Revell 767 set,doors come from an Airfix A300 and the registration was build up using parts from the KLM 767 kit and from the British Airways 767 Revell kit. The cockpit window is from a left over Authentic Airlines set,cabin windows are from the Revell A330 and the coroguard panels and details from the PAS Decals A310 detail set. Paints are a mix of Revell,Humbrol and Testors enamels. The build was straight forward,the only thing I corrected was the nose and shape of the cockpit area.Revell did not get the look right there. With some filler and sanding it was an easy fix. I am very pleased with the outcome,altough I never used so many different decals for one project before. Hope you like it, And with "something else" KLMs other type for its extensive european network during the early 70s and 80s
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