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  1. I have been making threatening noises about this build for some time now - and now it's time for me to make a start. I have been gathering materials and resources over the last few months - still a few critical items to lay my hands on but I think I have enough to make a start. A bit of history: A few years back I was lucky enough to be given the job of redesigning an original Pullman carriage. The owner wanted it to run on the tracks again and after a spate of rail crashes in the UK, rail regulations were tightened considerably. This carriage was originally a wooden bodied carriage so there was no way the authorities were going to let that back on the tracks without some serious modifications. My job was to survey the carriage and come up with a design (in steel) that would allow it back on the tracks. I was lucky in that many original features were still contained in that wooden shell, which we were able to reuse. In short, we brought the carriage up to Edinburgh, removed (or rather, smashed) the wooden structure until we were left with just the chassis. The carriage was then rebuilt (in steel) as close to the original design as we could, while being very sympathetic to the original styling. Since then I have always wanted to build a scale model of the carriage - I still have all the drawings I made during that two year stint, and my model is going to be based on those, at 1/32 scale. I have some idea of how I am going to tackle some of the build, but mainly no idea about most of it. I just know that I am going to have to scratch just about everything. Here's a few shots of the drawings I am working with. First up, the chassis and sideframe structure.... (just an overview) The vestibule ends - which gave us a lot of trouble to design, as structurally, they take the brunt of any collision forces. Incidentally, my name, along with others on the project team, has been stamped on the shear plate in the vestibule ceiling. Lastly, here's what the carriage should end up looking like. This particular carriage was important as it was the last of it's type ever constructed, way back in 1951. Unusually, it has square windows at the kitchen and toilet areas - these were usually oval on Pullmans. I believe this is running today and can be booked for private charters - a bit more expensive than your standard BR ticket though. As always with my builds, this is not going to be a quick one - I reckon on about two years or more to build this one, but I have to make a start somewhere! So, to begin, the chassis plans printed out to 1/32 scale Some bits and bobs ready to begin. As you can see, this is going to end up around 600mm or so in length The first cuts begin.... oops did I mention that I am building the chassis in brass ? I should also mention that I am going to try and stay as true as possible to the original chassis structure/design. What on earth am I doing here??? Too late - I've started..... now I just need to learn how to solder lumps of brass together btw I placed this thread in the vehicles section as it seems to get a lot more traffic than the trains forum. Mods feel free to move it if I have broken any laws
  2. Hi, I posted PZL 43 A in Bulgarian markings recently and it was found exotic, but what I am posting now is even more exotic, I belive. As far as I know there is no model of this plane in any scale... If someone knows differently - please tell me. My model is a totally hand-made sculpure - out of scratch. On one photo you may see drawings, which were published in book "Sojusznicy Luftwaffe" ("Luftwaffe aliants"), published by Books International. I scaled it to 1/72 and it was a basis of the work. The machine is a kind of countrpartner of Lysender designed and produced in Bulgaria during WW II. The name of this airplane is Kaproni - Bulgarski (Bulgarian Caproni) KB 11 Fazan (Pheasant). It was driven by Bristol Pegasus XX engine (produced under licence in Poland before WW II and delivered to Bulgaria by Germans, after capture of Poland). 24 such machines were produced only. However - it is described in Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaproni_Bulgarski_KB-11_Fazan. Model presents airplane which was used to fight with partisants in Macedonia during 1943. Please have a look and perhaps enjoy it Regards Jerzy-Wojtek
  3. Hi, About 10 Feb I started build of three Polikarpov R machines: two R-5 and one R-Z. There is a WIP thread on this. First R-5 (transport version in winter camo) I presented here already a couple of weeks ago. Now time for second one: the R-Z Natacha in Spanish Republican colours from fall of 1938. The presented here LN-045 was shot down along with five other R-Z on 23 Dec. 1938... She wear a Nungasser-like emblem on sides. Decals were home made (ughh....). Generally the R-Z is not just a variant of R-5. After constructing this model I consider it much different, similar or even more then the difference between Typhoon and Tempest, for instance. The original SH kit was seriously reshaped to match Michail Maslov's drawing o R-Z from his monography about R-5/R-Z family. Even despite small errors which I noticed in those drawing while compare them to photos (details in WIP). The most serious surgery was cuting out 5 mm from whole chord of lower wing (!). The whole tail was reshaped as well: fin and rudder are enlarged whereas tailplane was made smaller and different in shape. Wheels are a bit bigger and nose was also a bit modified. More details in WIP thread mentioned above. She looks like that: This is my number 32 of SCW And here you can compare chord of R-5 and R-Z On photo above, besides our old lady there is Soviet the R-5 limousine (transport variant). She was already on RFI some weeks ago, it is scratch conversion from Apex/Encore kit. The third one will be R-5 bomber (MPM vacu), likely in camo from Russian invasion of Eastern Poland in September 1939. Not very much left to finish it... Comments welcome Regards Jerzy-Wojtek
  4. Hi all, a "little" project for my Eighth Airforce stuff, all from scratch Cheers Macki
  5. Hi, Next old and odd German of my current "production": Dornier Wal J II named also Do 16 in markings of Royal Yugoslavian Air Forces. Basic kit by Huma witha scratch modification to version with two Gnome-Rhone 480 HP radial engines. Besides engines the scratch work was also done with bomb racks, small control units to rudders (not present in kit for some reasons - unlike similar units in elevators and ailerons) and to single rear gunner position (Huma kit has two of them on rear deck, on sides from top). Decals by Serbian company Lift Here provided by my friend Zora from Beograd (many thanks!). Following info on Lift-Here decals leaflet the RYAF exploited one early Wal JI with number 200, and ten JII of late production, with rounded wingtips all. initially they were six J II with G-R Jupiters (numbers 251-256) one with BMW in-line engines (No 257) and three with Hispano-Suiza engines (No 258-260). Just before war Nos 251,252 and 253 were upgrated to much more powerfull HS engines. Machnes were based on south coast of Yu, namely the Kotor bay, and were used for patrol flights. No machine survived war in April 1941. She looks like this: And some play with photos... Comments welcome Regards, Jerzy-Wojtek
  6. Hi First time I presenting something not RFI but in WIP forum. Some weeks ago I posted on RFI my Proctor, and I noticed that it was accepted much more than I was expecting. I mentioned there, That I still keep in the stash next Proctor, which one day I want to convert into Vega Gull P3. In last Friday this day suddelny came... I started in the evening. Proctor generaly is based on concept of Vega Gull P3, but has bigger fuselage to have more comfortable inside in early variants for also 3 people, later (like the Frog kit) for four. And wing have also larger wingspan etc... So first one had to make fuselage a bit (2mm) slim in the middle. I cut it with blade. Next I have to cut each half of fuselage into 4 pieces and remove some parts to adjust to the shape of smaller fuselage of Vega. In engine bottom it brake, OK, it will be reshaped anyway. Then I glued pieces together back. You may see her some reinforcements. Then Humbrol filler Wings also had to be done smaller... The Saturday work - sanding - brought some results: and more body putty Some details for inside The canopy I am glueing window by window from flat card of transparent polystyrene To be continued.... Regards Jerzy-Wojtek
  7. Hi, Back to secondliners. De Havilland DH 90 Dragonfly. One of "missed" (not produced) injection kit in 1/72. For me it bacame so much "missed" that I decided to do her out of scratch. There are some resin but very expencieve. Old vacu is not available, I think. I reported the construction work, together with DH 84 (far from finish as yet) on WIP: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234971246-de-havilland-dh-84-dragon-and-dh-90-dragonfly-scratch-conv-172/ So, this is my the newest production - today, when I was making photos the matt coat was not still very dry I am sorry that I havn't done it in British markings - I was searching for interesting camo for RAF, RAAF or SAAF (preferable - I had hopes for DE/MS/Azure) and I did not found any interesting one. I found some but typical. Thus I was considering Spanish (both sides of Civil War) or Danish (silver, what can be inconvenient for scratch build model) when I found in Net photos of a Dutch one - impossed to Royal Netherland Air Forces, 1940. This particular machine was destroyed during German invasion in 1940 (photos I posted in WIP). Here she is: And two last photos with help of flesh: Thank you for watching I wish all the best for everybody on the BM in New Year 2015! Cheers Jerzy-Wojtek
  8. Hi A small break in series of "old and odd Germans" which I am doing this year. Back to Hawker biplans. Actually, I started them in 2015, as a kind of glossa to build of five members of Hawker Hart family and a repair of mine 40 years old Spanish Fury. They are: Hawker Nimrod and Hawker Persian Fury II (Bristol Mercury engine). Let me start form the backgroud. I had one A-model Fury in stash and Ii was difficult which one of them should I do. So I bought the second one! The true is that I was thinking on doing both of them since time when I saw for the first time Persian radial fury in Profile Publication when I was a young teenager visiting together with my brother library of Krakow's Museum of Aviation about 1974. The Danish Nimrod "seduced" me shortly afterwards - we got from our Grandfather (who was living in London) a British book "Encyclopedia of Air Warfare - exactly that one: ( https://www.amazon.co.uk/Encyclopedia-Air-Warfare-Christopher-Chant/dp/B000I9NK1O) . Inside there is a colour profile (among hundreds of others) of Danish Nimrod. Those days the conversion from Matchbox was the only option but the problem was, that I was not able to do new wings... So I was waiting about next 40 years to do it now finally . As I told now as a base I took Hawker fury by A-model. The Bristol engine and cowling I took from old Letov S-328 (old KP kit) but I have to modify it a bit. Since I bought the new Special Hobby Letov (excellent kit indeed!), the old one from stash went to box with spare parts. The propeller is from AZ Hart (a spare one) as the exhaust pipes (but shortered). The oil cooler is a resin copy of A-model Hart one. The nose was a bit tempered and small other modifications were applied followings photos from Net and from a Spanish monography of Fury. Decals - the crown and the Lion and Perisn numberings are hand work with brush on decals. The national insignia are from set for F84F by Hi-Decal. What is really peculiar - the national insignia for Nimrod are also taken from the same set! - That is really funny that such decals containing Persian and Danish roundels together exists The Persian Fury is in presumable look from defense against British and Soviet invasion of Persia in 1941. Here it is: And mine "Iranian Set" - Fury and radial Audax (posted on RFI in last year already): More difficult was Nimrod. About construction I will tell below, let me show first a photo of both conversions nose to nose: And more photos of Nimrod: The painting scheme (ski!) are from winter 1939/40 - not exactly from German invasion on 9th April 1940. But on that day nothis special happend to Nimrods - they were not flying at all... In all work I was following arictle in Small Airforces Observer (SAFO) from 1990. I discussed the problem of small/large tail (I decided to left small one) on a thread in Interwar section recently - many thaks to John Aero and Mike (KRK4m) for explanations and comments which they made there. Here is a page from SAFO and model: Going back to wings. A year ago I did DH 84 and DH 90 by scratch work - so I realized that I've got a know how of doing fabric covered wings. OK - more or less . So I start to do them. Below are some photos from progress. The lower wings I made from outer parts of upper wings of Fury (enlarged by about a single rib distance cut from lower wing). I sanded it to remove all ribs structere ans then started to draw new positions of ribs. The upper wing is in central part left from Fury and in outer parts it is made out of RWD-6 Polish model (of course following the drawings). Below are raw wings from top and bottom: And a fuselage I added ribs: Covered gently everything with Tamiya filler After first sanding: Then correct, sanding, correct, sanding etc... Here first attempt - the slope a bit too big (this is a difference between the SAFO drawing and the second drawings which I had). So I have to break it and change a bit slope... That is all - comments welcome Regards Jerzy-Wojtek
  9. Bonjour tous le monde, Ceci est un nouveau scratch diorama 1/35 en cours, nous sommes au fond d'un estuaire de la Bretagne, Il y aura un quai liittle en bois et une cabane de pêcheur, un petit bateau en bois et un ou deux pêcheurs (je ne sais pas exactement en ce moment ...) Il est juste le début des travaux, l'altération de la cale et de la hutte est en cours ...... .....To be continued
  10. Hello, here is another project that started with the pictures found in the internet. Even the tires had to be built from the zero. The scale is 1:25 The project is half made in resin, although my models are mainly built in tinplate In this picture the tires are from the old project that I made years ago. In this picture the tires are from the new project that I made this month.
  11. Hello. I am planning to build a vihor tank. Since there are no kits for this tank on the market I ll have to modify the T-72M 1/72 Revell kit or some other. The vihor tank was partially based on soviet T-72. The frame is the same, the number of wheels, the gun and some other smaller parts such as headlights and machine gun on the top of the turret. Other parts are different such as the turret, side rubber skirts, mud fenders, upper plate on the hull and other things. The biggest challenge will be the turret modification and I don't know how to pull that out. I have no experience in scratchbuilding so I ll need a lots of advises. One of my plans was to buy a resin modification set for the M-95 degman tank which is based on vihor but I ll have to cut a lot and still wont have that I need. I ll post you the pictures of vihor and then you'll be able to tell me what to do in order to convert the T-72 tank into this one> THANK YOU IN ADVANCE
  12. Hello , This is an old diorama ( i built it 25 years ago ) it doesn't exist anymore because of an "accident" in a moving house. ...only 2 pictures to remember it A typical 60's little wooden boat ( with a little inboard engine ) leave a small harbour in Côtes D'armor
  13. Hi guys! Let me show you one o my older plane. It was a really quick building out of the box, with some scratchbuilding just for fun! Hope you like it, thanks for watching! Matyi from Hungary
  14. Hi, Promised few days ago and just finished - second one radial Audax, this time with 9-cylinder Bristol, next of my "Hawker Hart Family mass production" - the Hawker Persian Audax. Model was scratch converted and detailed from AZ Hart B4 kit. Markings are following the Profile Publication scheme with small differences based on speculations or photos In Interwar section I tried to discuss confusion I have with details http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234986512-persian-audax-1941-confusion/ - many thanks for most of all John Aero for his comments, which encourages me with finish. This machine is in markings of 4th regiment based in Abadan. However - the numberals on cowlings and upper wing are Perisan "2" - why not "4"?. The individual number is 253 (read from right to left). She is suppoused to take part in few days war against British-Soviet invasion of Iran in 1941. Since it was short war and before it machine was exploited in peacefull time and was repainted shortly before the war - I made very delicate weathering despite desert condisions there. Here she is: Comments welcome and thanks for watching Regards Jerzy-Wojtek
  15. Hi, Something what I just finished, not the archive one. Northrop Gamma 2E, China markings from second Sino-Japan War, Hankow 1937 (till perhaps 39?) I started this about two years ago and was standing unfinished for a long time. I will try to explain a bit why it was going so slowly - but first I would like to present the photos: Here I realized, that some mud or dust must be added on w wheels, so I added: The model is scratch conversion of Williams Bros Northrop Gamma 2a/2b kit Here is a couple with another Gamma from my shelves - the Spanish one 2D. And here those two with Northrop Delta - which I also converted from the same kit: They used the same wings, undercaridge, horizontal tail, in case of Gamma 2D and 2E they basicly have the same fuselage, but 2E has shorter engine bad... Gamma 2D and Delta were alredy posted separately before. Well, I have to confess something. All those three models are made from a single Gamma 2A/B kit from Williams Bros.... I breed them - I copied some needed parts in resin... Here one can see that it was resin indeed: I engraved the lines and added details which differ them.. The canopy is made of 15 separate sheets glued together : This was a kind of pure "academic" work (opposite to work on Delta, which is really hard to get AFAIK ) since the Gamma 2E exists as nice resin kit by RS. Nevertheless - It took me some time. Finally I would like to present my small set (as yet) of China airplanes from first part of second Sino-Japan (before 1941). All of them I posted already separately (Dewoitine, Vultee V11, I-153) Thank you for watching, comments welcomed and regards Jezry-Wojtek
  16. Hello everyone: group photos of my recently finished Egyptian MiG-17F and MiG-17PF Frescos: the MiG-17PF in natural metal is from around the 1967 war with Israel. Hobbyboss plastic (very good, hardly any problems) still in UARAF (United Arab Republic Air Force) markings, decals are sourced from various sources, the 31st squadron "bat crow" unit insignia was printed at home with the artwork provided by Tom Cooper, thanks!!, see in progress build KK-2 ejection seat is from Aires (a bit small!), 23mm cannons and pitots are from Master and very recommendable! the MiG-17F is from the closing stages of the war of attrition/ beginning of the Yom Kippur war, in cmouflage colors, but an example apinted before the Nile valley camo scheme was introduces fleetwide. the flag shows the Hawk of Quraish which was used from late 1972 up until the 80ies when it was slowly replaced by the current Eagle of Saladin. Decas are Hi-Decals, which at the moment seem to be the only ones who provide the correct flag for this time frame. the decals were reshaped though. Arab numbers come from the Iraqi airfoces decals sheet from Lindenhill decals. cannons and pitots are from Master, the KK-2 ejection seat is from Neomega resin (very recommendable!) the MiG-17F is armed with one 37mm and 2 23mm cannons in the nose, as well as 8 Sakr rockets and 2 250kg bombs on fuselage pylons only to be found on Egyptian MiG-17s! in progress and lots of additional information from Tom Cooper, many many thanks!!!!, without your help this build would not be half as accurate!!!!!, and all the others that contributed can be found here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234974798-mig-17f-and-pf-fresco-june-1967-and-war-of-attrition-1967-1973-double-build-148/ so here some impressions: now fully armed: more photos of the individual planes will follow soon if you want thanks for looking, reading and your comments! regards, Werner
  17. Hi Some months ago I posted photos of my scratch build of Caproni Ca 309 Ghilbi http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234971248-caproni-309-ghibli-scratch-172/ Continuing - next from Caproni shelf - the Ca 310 Libeccio in Norwegian markings. Norway had only four Ca 310 received, although initially they wanted 24 of them. In net it is now easy to find some photos: http://www.airwar.ru/image/idop/bww2/ca310/ca310-15.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caproni_Ca.310#/media/File:Caproni310.jpg It was much worse years ago when I was making this model... I made this model as scratch conversion of Italeri Ca 311 about 10 years ago. Whole fuselage is a scratch construction. In fact - it is even worse. The whole model is made from resin, all parts which are the same with Ca 311 like wings, engines, propellers, tail are resin copies of Italeri Ca 311, not the original styrene parts. I had just one Ca 311 and wanted to do have two models...Or rather three - since some copies were used also to construct Ca 309. Obviously it would be much simplier to convert them from normal plastic kit. But those days Ca 311 was not available at all. And this way there was more fun, do you agree? -I hope "yes"! I made it on wheels - It is likely that during German invasion in April 1940 she should wear skis, not wheels. But I did not have drawings for skis. So I made wheels. Nowadays there is a nice model from MPM with skis already in...However - I found recently in net a photo of captured Ca 310 in Stavanger - and she is on wheels. Anyway - mine is on wheels http://xoomer.virgilio.it/f5avipatches/ca%20310%20page.html So, mine Ca 310 looks like this: Thank you for watching - comments welcome Regards Jerzy-Wojtek
  18. Hi, Of on my (edit - I raplaced "younger" to "more recent", not to confuse) work - just ten years (edit_ means- ten year ago). In times when no Do 215 wa as kit on market I made a scrach work to produce Do 215 B5 night fighter out of Monogram Do 17 Z. New nose including light and radar, whole engines - but also I corrected too large wing chord of Monogram kit. Result is not as nice as surely one can produce now from ICM kit (I heard on BM that also with some effort needed to corret flaws), Anyway - I hope you will enjoy. I was trying to remove silvering of original stencil decals but gave up... sorry for this. Markings are of II/NJG 2 (R4+DC) based in Leeuwarden, Netherlands in summer 1942, came basicly from drawer. Comments welcome Jerzy-Wojtek
  19. Hi, From a deep part of my archive shelves - a set of two Romanian and two Yugoslavian fighters: IAR 80 is a vacu by Formaplane, I made it about 1980. Markings of 1st Air Corps of Royal Romanian AF, UKraine 1943 Heinkel He 122 B1 is a Heller kit, Royal Romanian AF, Bessarabia, 1941. I made it also about 1980. Rogozarski IK 3 is also a vacu by Formaplane, I made it also about 1980, markings are of pilot D.Borcic, 51st Fighter Group RYAF, Zemun n. Beograd, 1941 Ikarus IK 2 is a scratch build, I made it about 1990, markings are from 34th Fighter Group RYAF, Bosanski Alexandrovac, 1941 They are far from modern standards, but just to share with some rare objects... Comments welcome Regards Jerzy-Wojtek IAR 80 He 112 B1 IK 3 And IK 2 Thank you or watching
  20. A very very long time ago I started on a B737-200 I wanted to set myself a challenge so I decided on a project to build a B737-200 Combi fitted with a gravel kit etc. and with all the doors open being loaded up in the snow of the Canadian north....... Over a few weeks I collected together a kit, some AM stuff etc. as a starting point: The Airfix engines are known to be a poor representation of the -200 engines (narrow pylons being the first issue!) hence the braz resin engines. All was well until I looked at the Braz engines in the above shot.... which had degraded silicon bits from the mold down their tail-pipes... not good! but Hannants were their excellent selves and we quickly determined that all 2 of their remaining stock had the same issue so they went back for a refund. A bit more online retail therapy and I had some Nazca decals and the authentic airliners resin engines (lovelly things): I know the extratech PE is for a different model of B737 but I was using it for the common parts.... A few weeks later after some scratch interior building, cutting a cargo door opening and I was thinking about the cargo door itself: But in the end the windows just didn't look right and the internal detail on the whole aircraft was poor, the windows are in the wrong place on the model, the doors are wrong and the nose shape and cockpit windows are also way off..... Skip forward 3 years and I started using 3D printing at work to build replicas of skulls (useful for teaching anatomy). I've been modelling aircraft in 3D programmes for years (used to sell them for flight simulators) and remembered I had a 727 model somewhere.... the fuselage isn't that different so it might be easy to adapt it to make a 737-200. Skip forward another year of messing around in Blender, 3DStudioMax, ZBrush, Polyworks, Rhino and all manner of other 3D programmes I work with and I had a set of STL models that I was happy with. So this Christmas I borrowed our newest 3D printer from work and this is what we get: These are my external shape masters.... but there was a problem. It was cold the day I went out and left these to print (18hour print time at 40micron layer size) and I wasn't thorough enough with the glue (pritstick) on the glass build plate so I ended up with the left side's nose lifting off the build plate and warping (bugger!): Now printing a new left side wasn't an issue but it takes a lot of plastic and 9 and a bit hours! so a quick edit in blender and I printed off just the nose section from just forward of the left door: Might have been a bit OTT with the glue this time as it took 3 hours soaking in warm soapy water to get the damn print off the glass! Next up: how to perform rhinoplasty (nosejob) on a 737.... Marked up and chopped off the dodgy nose: Lined up and glued the new nose on using the right hand side as a guide: A bit of Perfect Plastic Putty (wonderful stuff!): Have just sanded off the excess filler and it all looks spot on. Next up printing the internal details masters, molding them all in silicon and then casting the rough resin detail masters from these molds. I'll then add all the small details, panel lines etc. on those resin casts as the 3D printer plastic is very hard and therefore difficult to sand etc. More later. FB
  21. After lurking here for some time I have finally taken the plunge and decided to post a WIP. Some caveats... this is not going to be quick or easy and could well remain unfinished - I just don't know what my skills are at this point. I was so unsure about posting a WIP I never took any photo's throughout the build up to this point. I'm sure you guys will still get the idea though. So, starting with some basic materials, and an even more basic tool kit. I managed to amass a bunch of parts similar to those shown here. It sure is a lot of faffing about to post an image here (other forums I am a member of allow you to upload images directly). Can someone confirm if the image above can be seen? So.. plastic buttons, plastic spheres, styrene sheet, beams and some brass rod - whatever could it be?
  22. Hi, I want to show today still some kind of rarity from my shelves - Avro 679 Manchester. (BTW: I am still surprised that there are apearing new Lancasters but no regular kit of Manchester or York. The same with Wellingtons and Warwick...). I made the scratch conversion of this model in ... 1998. A couple of years from now.... This time it was my the most advanced project on scratch conversion. I hope all will agree that the best available Lancaster in 1998 was that one by Airfix, the 8th series one - so this was chosen by me as the "base". It was a late variant, so beside doing "new" (smaller) stabilizers, additional vertical tail, deeply reshaped wings and Vulture engine I had to make smaller front canopy (moulded and glued from two parts - the flat part is glued in ), lower astro dam and smaller tyres... However - still I like the result, I hope you will enjoy it as well . The machine is L7284 from 207 Sq RAF, winter 1940/41, UK. She served until 1943, I think - but not all time in 207 Sq. Finally she was scraped out. This is the second member of Lancaster family I am posting - the first was York, which I posted in August or September. . Still there are two Lancs to show, waiting on shelf... Please have o look - and I hope enjoy it- any comments welcome Regards Jerzy-Wojtek P.S. In Krakow there was no nice weather today for making photos, neither iside nor outside - it is -1C and fog. - so the photos are in mixed artificial and day lights one is with flash - sorry for this. Some noising appears sometimens. But I did not post any photos for more than week, please excuse me...
  23. Hi, One of rare topic, I think - Avia Bh 33, Croatian AF. Unit "Skupina Cenic" (something like a "Cenic team" ) 5th Zrakoplovna luka (whatever it menas?) Banja Luka , 1942. She is an Ikarus licence produced airplane in Yougoslavia before WWII. ex- RYAF The wings (and as fas as I remember also horizontal stabilizers) were taken from Avia Bh 21 Kovozavody Prostejov, and the whole fuselage was deeply reshaped. And the engine....This was a sculpturing work. The u/c is also scrtach build. The decals coused problem since they are very thick and even microso/microset did not helped a lot... I hope you like it anyway. Comments welcomed. Regards Jerzy-Wojtek
  24. Hi, Next Britt, which went for Spanish Civil War - Airspeed Envoy. Republicans, 1938. I did this model ten or eight years ago, making a scratch conversion of Pavla Airspeed Oxford.The Cheetah engins and propellers comes from Airfix Anson - it remains me after conversions of Ansons into Mk V and Mk XII (I posted photos of them in August, I think). Now there is a very nice kit of Envoy by RS. It is perhaps wearing even the same markings. New model makes my efforts sometime useless. I have a couple of examples like that, that I made scratch conversion and then nice kit apeared...That is life Here it is: Regards Jerzy-Wojtek
  25. Evening all! Apologies about the photo's quality (or lack of quality)! This quick little 2 hour build started from an obsession (practically everything nuclear weapons, cold war or anything military post ww2). I have been aware of the Topol and Topol-M missiles for quite a while and have always wanted to build a model of one, naturally, and having seen the new Zvezda offering I decided to think about making my own. Weeks went by with nothing much being done until I came across the Zvezda Topol model in my local model shop, when I got home I sat down with some plasticard, some plastic tubing and some foamboard and created a model of the Topol-M in its "erected" position. As said previously it was all made in 2 and a bit hours with only classical music and glasses of water to keep me going! I don't know the scale as I started from the ground up and so the wheels of the Topol were scaled down to the width of the tubing and everything went from there. Hope you enjoy! Sam