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  1. I wonder if this discussion has popped up anywhere else before... well here goes; I have a plan to create a fully working Concorde droop nose in 1/72 - simple enough with the Heller/Airfix/Revell mechanism bulked up and a high torque motor with cog fitted? Well, no, not really. The (lets just call it Heller) mechanism is wrong in that it actuates both the visor and nose at the same time as one linked unit - this is both incorrect, fragile, sloppy in movement and the visor ends up sitting in the wrong place. Oh and the whole nose / cockpit is wrong too So, utilizing 3D printing and good old brass tube, I aim to make my own. I've come across various drawings on the interweb showing the mechanism in all it's complicated Anglo - French glory. Any input here from Concorde buffs will be greatly appreciated as this is my primary design using the available references as faithfully as possible to make it work. The point of power for the visor is different though, in that I have chosen a small low torque motor in the nose cone with a threaded shaft. A large weight attached to the CofG of the solid visor bottom should keep it all balanced, which leads to..... For the actual nose cone movement, a large high torque motor sandwiched under the flightdeck works on a half cog moulded into the new 3D printed nose cone. The frame for the new visor will also be 3D printed with all hinges incorporated; It is planned to actually make the aircraft capable of moving along a short taxiway incorporated into a section of my model railway using a home built version of the faller car system. I don't know wether i'll bother trying to motorize the flying surfaces but I do plan to fit a digital sound emulator and lights. If it looks viable then i'll start a WIP and the aircraft will either be AC or AF, the only two I saw fly Cheers, WV908
  2. I know,some of you may think "how on earth can he churn out so many models in one week ?" As my stash has grown bigger and bigger,I decided to increase my production rate and work on several airliners at once. It's also more interesting to work on different projects on and off as only on one,at least for me...I have usually 3-4 kits on my bench on which I am working on and off so from time to time 2 airliners roll off production line almost simultaneously. So,here we are,the last of the bunch is also probably the most special one. The Air France Concorde in the striking Pepsi livery. Pepsi struck a deal with Air France in 1996 to brand one of their Concordes in this special livery. Altough the Jet could not fly more than Mach 1.7 due to the color,it flew 16 flights to 10 cities from Europe to the Middle East. After that,the Concorde was repainted back in the usual all white Air France livery and entered regular service again. The whole story can be found here... http://jalopnik.com/remember-when-a-concorde-wore-this-ridiculous-pepsi-liv-1709488664 I saw pic of this Concorde back then and always though it looked cool. So I was more than happy when I found the rather rare decal set for this particular aircraft.Having the decal set,I needed to get me another Revell Concorde as the other one in my stash will receive the Singapore / British Airways livery. I am not sure but I think the decal set was made by Gio Decals.The set was already a bit aged but it was still usable,although with much care. The tail logo was the most tricky part,esp. as they didn't really wanted to lay around the edges.I had to use a lot of decal softener and carefully repaint cracks that were unavoidable. Its not as perfect as I wanted it but I can live with it and from a normal distance its not really noticeable. All additional markings come from the original Revell decal set as it has lots of detail to enhance the overall look. The build was straight forward with only minor filling and sanding areas,esp. around the wing halves. I also shortened the front gear but it still sits a tad too low on the back. I airbrushed the whole kit by using Revell enamels. Revell Blue 54 with some drops white 04 to get as close to the Pepsi blue as possible.The instructions from the decal set are no help in that matter. Revell Gloss White 04 for all white parts and Aluminium for the landing gear. The engine hot sections were painted with a mixture of satin black and iron. The fuselage and wings were also clear coated after all decals had been aplied.The Pepsi decals didn't really wanted to stick,probably due to their age ?,so the clear coating did the trick. To tone down the too shiny surface a light mist of Testors Metallic Sealer was sprayed on the whole model. Enough writing on with the pics....after this one the next batch of airliners awaits its turn on my bench...
  3. Many years ago when Airfix released the 1/72 scale Concorde the local model group set about a what if concorde group. The plan was to to come up with something regarding the Concorde and what if a company or organisation purchased one of the several Concordes for personal use. This is my dads take on the concorde done in Eddie Stobart markings. The model represented the red, white and green paint design and their famous Stobart logo branded on the tail. This colour scheme was famous on the roads of Britain, and could of been in the skies also. Thanks for looking.
  4. Decided to break out the 1:72 Concorde and have a go at taming the beast. I've Read so many accounts of it being a difficult kit I thought it was time to have a go and see what I thought. I also fancy having a Concorde in the cabinet. I bought an Extratech photoetch sheet a few years back from the Czech Republic (Llona Mullerova). I also bought an transparency mask and a weighted wheel set from Hannants a while back. The story so far... Started the engine bays to be finished later. The instructions say the darker areas are either Hu85 or Hu53 but I'm inclined to think it's more of a dark metallic (was it titanium?). I may opt for a dark Alclad and then do lots of panel variations. These things will go on towards the end and I'll probably pick some supplies up at Telford (for it is not all that far away!) The Extratech photoetch, one of two sheets. Looks to be very well made. Weighted resin wheels for later. Look much better than the rubber jobs it must be said....now where's my razor saw?
  5. BAC/Aerospatiale Concorde 1:144 RAM Models Martin of RAM Models has just released this new line in what I would call What-If territory. When the Concorde design was first mooted, there were around eighteen airlines that pre-booked orders for the aircraft. Unfortunately due to the oil crisis all but British Airways and Air France stayed the course. One of the other airlines was Pan-Am who ordered one aircraft on 3rd June 1963 and a further two shortly after. By 1973 Pan-Am had cancelled all orders. The decal sheet offers two options; the first is based on Pan Am’s very own Concorde advertising material from the period, whilst the second option is the classic “Billboard” scheme. Once again RAM Models have used Fantasy Printshop to print this sheet and the quality is superb, with thin carrier film, a good opacity and slightly glossy. The markings include door outlines, the Pan-Am titling, the tail “globe”, US flags, serials for any number of different aircraft, not just the first one ordered and five names using the famous Clipper prefix. Conclusion Whilst I’m generally not into whiffing, these decals do allow the Concorde aficionado the chance to have something different on their shelves. The excellent quality of previously reviewed sheets means that these should be as easy to use and look fantastic. Very highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of Martin at
  6. Hello From Weston

    Hi all new to modelling after flirting with it as a young lad , now finally have the time and money to dedicate some time. look forward to learning all the pro tips from you all. Just finished a KLM 747 Revell Current project Concorde Revell Kit.
  7. ReConcorde

    If all goes well with the NATO Lightning my second project will be the military reconnaissance version of the civilian Concorde airfiner as used by the RAF Back story to follow once I've checked a few facts and made up the rest.
  8. Testors Concorde question

    Has anyone built the Testors Concorde? a bit smaller than 1/72. I made two many years ago, restored both, yet to finish decals. They have a very short tail cone, which I noticed after I painted them wondering why they would have short tails. I never saw photo of a short tail cone.
  9. Guess what it is? 1/48th BAC/Sud-Aviation Concorde resin kit by HpH in November 2014. Source: http://www.hphmodels.cz/index.php/en/news/item/347-future-release Scale and type are in the original photo (now deleted) address: Source: http://www.hphmodels.cz/images/stories/galerie_modelu/Concorde-1-48/48/Concorde-reklama-samostatne5.jpg V.P.
  10. Made for the obsolete group build. Build thread.
  11. Entry number 7... I should ban myself from eBay Part of the Heller Cadet range released in 1974 and superseded by Revell's 1/288 "Easy Kit". I know it's a bit tongue-in-cheek as the Revell kit is pre-painted and probably has less parts than your average potato. But it does say "Kit" on the box! From my initial inspection it looks to be a nice little kit. Well moulded parts, very fine raised details and a full set of cabin window holes. I was expecting indents or decals to represent them but this means I can use a tiny drop of Krystal Klear and they should look stunning. Compared to the Heller Cadet 1/100 Trident I built at the beginning of the year this kit is great, I honestly thought it was going to be awful. The only things I need to sort out are the cockpit glazing area (looks wrong to me), the undercarriage doors will need to be replaced with thin card as the kit parts look like plate armour in this scale lastly the only real problem, the one piece wing has turned into a banana along its length. The box art shows it in the standard Air France livery, I had intended printing some BA decals to replace them but the markings supplied are for the initial Air France order scheme which I really like so I'll be using those. I'll scan them just in case I have any problems. This is the scheme the decals are for, you can see why I'm sticking with them
  12. Concorde Prototype

    Hello, I've been looking at the available decal sheets for Concorde and the F-DCAL sheet for the UK prototype caught my eye. Apart from the smaller visor windows on the first two prototypes, are there any other notable difference between these aircraft the production ones? Many thanks! Andrew
  13. No intro needed for this one. I recently build the ICM kit of the Tupelov 144 and just had to do a Concorde to go with it. I had an old Airfix kit in the stash but the decals were yellowed and unusable, so I got a set of 'Chatham Dockyard' marking from Draw decals, as I rather like this clean and simple scheme. Built mostly out of the box apart from boxing in the main wheel wells and improving the undercarriage legs with a bit of detail. I kept the clear parts for the cockpit glazing, but used the decals frm the Draw sheet for the cabin windows. Its not bad for a kit from the late 60's/early 70's, but its not the easiest to photograph! And the reason I built it; Can't help thinking 'what a shame' every time I see Concorde, it'll be 10 years soon since it was withdrawn. Thanks for looking, John
  14. Revell Concorde

    Hi everyone This is my Revell Concorde It has to be said it is one of the worst kits i have ever built. The Airfix Concorde is more enjoyable!!!!!!1 But im pleased with the result. Its a nice little 1/144 kit. I hand painted it for one, ran out of paint in august and havent got any since......... The windows are from RichW. Thanks Everyone
  15. Hello, Photographed my Revell Concord today in interesting Autumn light: setup thanks for coments! Exdraken
  16. Hi Everyone This is my Revell 1/144 Concorde. It was a pig to build in the fact i broke the wings off once and nose off twice when it tried to fly..... The landing gear where a nightmare as well. Overall i thought it was a rather poor kit, but it does look nice...... The kit is hand painted, theres a few more details to fo, then im done. I have windows on the way from Richw. Thanks Bradley
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