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Tokkotai

the Museum

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Hi all,
I have already started an ambitious project in 1/48 scale on four propeller airplanes which are situated in the Hellenic Air Force museum just three kms away from my house in Tatoi, northern Athens. In the museum there are a lot of planes, both propeller and jet ones as well as many other exhibits. To my interest is a DH-82 Tiger Moth, an SB2C-5 Helldiver, a Harvard and a wrecked Bristol Mk IV Blenheim. The first three kits of those planes have already been started while I'm still considering of taking the risk to build the wrecked Mk-4 Blenheim. The diorama will also include a part of the internal and external structure of the hangar,a well preserved 60-inch .G.E. seachlight and some smaller exhibits The name of the place where these planes are stored is called "Leros hangar" for reasons that may be not so interesting for the forum.
I have started the Italeri kit for the Harvard and I have finished building the cockpit in which I have added the Eduard p.e. parts as well as some personal details. I have tried to depict the look of it as it is at the moment so you should not be alarmed if you see some strange things there!^_^
Here are photos of the w.i.p. as well as the hangar itself. I will be back with more soon...
Cheers,
Panagiotis.

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Well, here this is me sitting under the wrecked starboard wing of the Bristol Blenheim Mk IV remnant, the most challenging build of all in this project.

 

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This is a really interesting project, not only aircraft but (part of) the museum, and a nice start with the interior of the Havard.

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Your braver man than I! Good luck, I will certainly be following this project.

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Another one of those mad people......

 

Incredible work already.

 

Forgive my ignorance, but are the brass parts scratch?

 

Rearguards,

Badder.

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That's a great start on a very ambitious task

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21 hours ago, Badder said:

Are the brass parts scratch?

 

Rearguards,

Badder.

No, they are from the Eduard set. Thank you all for your comments!

Here are some more wip photos..First, the two fuselage halves were glued togeher..

 

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..I scratched a new carburettor air intake duct and sanded the control surfaces which looked quite thick..

 

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..I didn't like the look of the flaps so I decided to make new ones..

 

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..I also sanded the cowling to the right thicness..

 

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..I also did not like the look of the wheel bay..

 

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..In most cases P.E. parts are not my cup of tea and that shows in the photo below..:idea:

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That is all for now guys! Thanks for your time to look at the photos! I'll be back next week with another update.

Cheers,

Panagiotis.

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Wonderful mods and scratch.

Can you provide a photo of the tools you are using?

 

Cheers,

Badder

 

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Very impressed with that scratch building. You are without doubt a perfectionist!

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On 20/5/2017 at 00:13, Badder said:

Can you provide a photo of the tools you are using?

 

Cheers,

Badder

 

Thank you guys!

I don't use a lot of tools. I try to keep it as simple as it goes. However, my favourite are the Minicraft,the olfa circle cutter, the punch and die set, the Tamiya extra thin cement and of course I'd die for some more styrene!:D

 

Well,let me go on with the project..

 

The fuselage halves got glued together

 

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Then I finished with the seats-I thought I did at least!;)

 

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Hmmm,

 

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Fresh attempt..I wanted them to look like they are in the Museum..

 

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The Italeri wheel struts looked awful so I had to do sth about it..

 

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The tailwheel which had to look flat and damaged as in the exhibit was scratched

 

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That's all for now. Thanks for watching and ask anything you like..

Cheers,

Panagiotis.

 

 

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Main question has to be...

 

are you going to model yourself to scale sitting in the museum as per the photograph?

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On 24/5/2017 at 10:34, LostCosmonauts said:

Main question has to be...

 

are you going to model yourself to scale sitting in the museum as per the photograph?

 

Not a bad idea at all, my friend!:idea:

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On 26/5/2017 at 07:00, Tokkotai said:

 

Not a bad idea at all, my friend!:idea:

 

that would actually be quite a clever idea.

you can look at a website like this one ( it's the first i've found, no advertisement involved ) if you're really pondering that idea

 

https://www.shapify.me/

 

 

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