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  1. For some reason these projects just died. I have now restarted on the third plane and plan to finish the other two as well.
  2. I will not go for the old joke about gigantic matches. This is the most impressive build I have seen for a long time. Even with the match and coin it is hard to understand how small it is. Great work. Looking forward to see the Nieuport coming.
  3. I have a 1/24 scale Lotus 30 that need some wheels. The only 13 inch wheels that come close are these for a Ford Escort: https://www.spotmodel.com/product_info.php?products_id=55873 I have no idea of the width of the wheels. Anybody here that know if they are usable?
  4. I started once but didn't reach further than this: 1926 Bentley Speed 6 data Wheelbase 3353mm 132in Length 4420mm 174in Width 1740mm 68.5in Bentley Speed Six Works Team Car Wheelbase 3,353 mm 132 in or 11 ft Factory racing cars The racing version of the Speed Six had a wheelbase of 11 feet (132 in; 3,353 mm) UU5872 #9 1930 Blower length 4369 mm / 172.0 in width 1740 mm / 68.5 in wheelbase 3302 mm / 130.0 in or 10'10" front track 1384 mm / 54.5 in rear track 1384 mm / 54.5 in
  5. Early booms in place and the late type. More putty is needed. I'm getting closer to the point where I have to cut out the vac canopies. It is nothing that I look forward to do.
  6. I have some models that I could build for this GB but here are some of my prototypes. Attack Viggen prototypes. #1, the full scale wooden model and #2 Prototype #3, #4 and #5 Prototype #6, #7 and #1 with updated wings and spine durin spin tests. The Gripen mock up Gripen prototype #1 The Fokker V.8 Two test flight before it was scrapped. Messerschmitt Bf109V14 SAAB A32A Lansen. Used in testing of rocket seats for the Draken program and later for the test of the Viggen electronics. SAAB J32B Lansen. The fighter prototype used as a test platform for the Viggen rocket seat. Heinkel He70 used by Rolls Royce as a engine test platform. Concorde in the colours of the second prototype. Tupolev Tu144 prototype Lotus 79 prototype used in racing 1979. Fokker V.4. The Triplane prototype A7V tank prototype
  7. Thanks everyone. I found pictures of a cockpit in New Zealand that has a panel that is close to the one I wanted. Not much difference to the one in the Svedino museum
  8. I picked out a couple of Vampire trainers from the stash. I had purchased a conversion kit for an early T.55 from High Planes Models. In addition to the instructions, there were decals but unfortunately none for a Swedish plane. They were called J 28C in Sweden. Pitot tubes, seats and tail booms with the early fins that the first three J 28C-1's had. And the most important thing. The early canopy with a lot of frames. The booms must be cut and replaced by the resin parts. I'm not totally impressed with the fit of the Airfix model, but it's probably 10 years old by now. I like a black cockpit. All the details disappear so no use to put a lot of work into it. I have drawn a new instrument panel for it that is more reminiscent of the Swedish one compared to the Airfix decal. Since, to my great joy, there are two canopies included in the conversion, I decided to build a J 28C-1 with the later fins as well. Paper instruments here too but I need to use seats from Pavla as there are only parts for one plane in the HPM kit.
  9. I started on a couple of small planes. I thought that it would be a couple of quick builds that should be finished easily. But a short series kit is not always easy to build. The wings had no attachment points to help attach them to the body. Just a smooth surface on the wing and body. Well, that's not entirely true. The attachment point of the wing to the sprue was in the smooth surface that would be glued to the body. It was not a point attachment, but it was approx. 15 mm long so a smooth surface to glue against is not fun to fix. I drilled and installed some plastic rods to guide the mounting of the wings more easily. The fit wasn't the best. Lots of putty to get the undersides of the body smooth.
  10. Nice build. I have just started on a couple Vampires after seeing this. I don't think that Airfix goofed with the bang seats. They supplied decals for a civilian registered plane. It is not one of the original Swedish AF planes but an ex Swiss AF plane and as far as I know has bang seats. Sadly it seems that the vampire Mk.1 sets from Pavla is out of production so that is a small problem for my build.
  11. I need some motivation to start on my Pz.38 variants that remain in my stash. Sign me up.
  12. Yes it might have been easier but I find it mentally easier to start with something that I can use as a base for a conversion. Besides I am a plastic butcher. Me an wood ..........
  13. You should add a link, I can't find the sign up page.
  14. Thanks. I have seen pictures of that but I don't think it will help. As it was built in Switzerland it doesn't fit in with the normal constructions numbers so it would be hard to compare it to the DH built planes. Another problem is that the panel has been modified for civilian use.
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