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  1. Finished out of the box. The only thing that I disliked about it was the lack of instructions for decal placement. There were two small pictures on the side of the box. One partly hidden by a sticker. I have a couple of other submarines going on right now. I'll be back when they are finished.
  2. I have thought of building an URF (UbåtsRäddningsFarkost) or Submarine Rescue Vessel used by the Swedish navy. It would probably be easiest to build it from scratch but I find it mentally easier to start from something with similar basic shapes. I looked at the drop tank from a 1/72 Italeri SAAB Gripen and found that I could use it. It was to flat so I had to add some plastic strips between the halves. I then cut it and used the front part. I filled it with Magic Sculp and also reshaped one side for less rounded corners. This has now became the tail so I started to build a new nose from Magic Sculp. The basic shape is getting there. More Magic Sculp building and a piece of plastic tube added to the bottom. a maritime match stick for size. It comes from a Cunard ship Next will be the fins
  3. Orso

    DSRV-1 Mystic

    Thanks. That confirms what I started to suspect.
  4. Orso

    DSRV-1 Mystic

    I have the 1/350 scale DSRV-1 Mystic from Riich and was going to build it out of the box. But looking at pictures made me a bit unsure. Are the white legs a part of the Mystic or are they just for transportation?
  5. Thanks for showing it. I think that it's the first time I've seen it modelled nose down. I didn't know that the nose gear was to long but that might be a good thing for me. I have been toying with the idea of building it on the runway with the nose wheel off the ground so a long nose gear might be OK for that. So after read your comments I am prepared for the flimsiness of the kit. I'll save your notes until I'll get around to my kit.
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    Fire Extinguishers: US Bomber Support Set

    https://blackbirdcatering.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/a-3-tank-photo1.jpg Looks olive drab
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    Boeing 720B engines

    Yes I noticed that Minicraft had them on sale on their home page but there was no option for postage to Europe. But with postage rates now a days it was probably no loss. I'll see what the reply from Roden will be.
  8. Orso

    BOAC Concorde from Airfix

    It is . Look at F-FCAL I built the British prototype (https://baecklund.eu/scalemodels/tiny/sst.html) and have decals for the French as well.
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    Boeing 720B engines

    Minicraft kits are to expensive in Europe. £50 for a new or £30 for a second hand kit is to much for me. I will see if Roden can help me otherwise I'll go for the Revell route.
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    Boeing 720B engines

    I have the Welsh JT3C's what I'm after is the JT3D but I don't fancy byuing a third Roden kit even that there is a 720B with the right engines.
  11. Orso

    Boeing 720B engines

    Has anyone a suggestion on how to fix engines for a 1/144 Boeing 720B? I'm building two of the early Roden 720 with the JT3C engines (https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235049281-roden-boeing-720-x2/). I want to build one of them with the JT3D instead. My first thought was to use some Revell 707 engines but I'm not happy with that so I tried to modify them a bit but I am not sure if I will get it to work.
  12. My first flight was in 1973 in a Boeing 720 and I was very scared. The following year I was on a 720B and by then I liked it. Well I have wanted to build these planes ever since then and now the time has come. I once had bought a 720 from Welsh models but never got around to build it bu now I used the stabilizers from it on the 720B build. But the problem is that I now have two planes that are missing engines. The Roden JT3C are to big and the 720B need some JT3D engines. For the JT3C I am trying to combine the pylons from Roden with the nacelles from Welsh Model. I need to add some plastic to the bottom of the pylons. I have to use some Revell engines for the JT3D but I'm not sure how to proceed. I tried to reshape an old engine (on the right) but I feel that the "bulge" is to thin. Perhaps I should try to make it larger or just forget about it and use the engines as they are.
  13. Orso

    Old Airfix Do17E

    It is from 1972. Here are the parts and instructions: https://www.super-hobby.com/products/Dornier-Do17-E-F.html
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    D.H.88 Comet, French A.F.

    I am curious about the registrations E-109 and H-609 on the French A.F. marked plane. It seems to be very uncertain which of them is right so where do the info come from? I have only seen a picture that shows the 09 part, never H-6 or E-1. Is there any photos that shoe them or why have those numbers popped up? To make things worse, on this Russian page: http://airwar.ru/enc/law1/dh88.html there is a picture at the end where it seem to say 08 so perhaps both planes was tested by the Air Force? One with the reg. H-608 or 9 and the other with E-109 or 8?
  15. My old Airfix with a conversion set from M&E to build a Lancastrian. I've built the other two "heavies" as civilians to.