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Konrad

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  1. Royal Thai Air Force - no idea which airbase etc. I designed the decals based on photos from the RTAF museum
  2. Model not perfect, but rather rare on forums.; probably because it's real "vintage" - released in 1959. It's still available, but mouldings are... laboured. Raised lines sanded, some new lines scribed, rivets added same as some details.
  3. After few month brake I decidet to glue something "fast and easy". I've choosed AVIS model of Lee-Richards Annular Monoplane. On Friday I found few low res photos on the Internet and started work. Today I can (maybe not "proudly" but "sattisfied") present my new model
  4. Nice model, especially because it's INTECH. Best parts from this kit are rotor blades - you can use them... on HobbyBoss kit where everything (except rotor) is better than in INTECH.
  5. I decided to try build something similiar to polish glider Bocian SZD-9 bis 1D. I will try not to write and only show progress
  6. Great painting & weathering! Congratulations!
  7. Thank you Colleagues for your kind words It motivates me to build next gliders
  8. Taking advantage of the "opportunity" (COVID isolation) I completed the model of the DFS Rhönbussard glider. The base was CMR resin. Attention! The set hull is too short by 4 mm. Apparently not much, but in this scale and with the size of the model it's VISIBLE. Fortunately, I was able to add the missing part This glider (reg. SP-125) was taken over and reconstucted in Poland after II World War and served 3 years. I tried to show as many moving wing elements as possible and the structure of the airfoil. I hope you will like the model And at the end current status of my collection of gliders used in Poland. Only six, but I've ideas for next 20
  9. Today I want to present you genuine carrier-based aircraft - Grumman Wildcat. (Un)fortunately as usually it's a "cat" without uniform Based on few photos from the Internet (easy to find - use registration number) I added some details & decals to Arma Hobby 70033 kit and tanks copied from T-33A kit. As a result agricultural plane appeared (the original was used by Butler Aviation, Redmond, Oregon in 1957-1960). I hope that you'll like the efect (photo in bigger res available) (photo in bigger res available)
  10. Great surfaces! Probably cost you a lot of work. Congrats.
  11. Looking for inspiration for a new project I found photo of Texan used as a crop duster. Searching for next photos resulted info, that this same airframe was used as... air tanker. For me it was obvious that I have a topic for a new project I bought a HobbyBoss Easy Assembly kit (sorry - only this was available), planned "some" changes and after few days (easy kit ) I can present to you my try to build Tanker #8 And at the end "family" photo with Avenger in Oranges
  12. Colleagues, answering your questions: This particular set has some signs where ribs are BUT due to quite old forms not on every surface they're visible. For gliders produced by PZW (Sęp, Bocian, Gil, etc...) it is characteristic that spaces between ribs are... raised. I've decided to do not fight with that, not fill all surfaces but "underline" this structure by double color painting. For some other gliders (especially resin kits) I have no even this kind of support so yes, I'm using plans from books. Main are: - for gliders developed in Poland: "Konstrukcje lotnicze Polski Ludowej" (there is a low quality PDF on internet available) and "Polskie szybowce SZD" (as far as I know available only in paper form directly from author; see his web page) - ONLY Polish language versions - for gliders developed outside Poland (but registered in Poland): "Zagraniczne szybowce w Polsce" (only paper; only Polish) and "Sailplanes 1920-1945" and "Sailplanes 1945-1965" (English language ) In both cases Internet, Internet and... old magazines for reference photos. It's really simple: I'm painting all surfaces for base color, mask the structure and then paint it very lighted using white paint) base color. The results are like on pictures. I've tried another techniques like painting all model for dark brown, the painting in white "empty" spaces and base color on that but my painting skills are to low to achieve satisfying results :( Here are photos showing better that technique:
  13. Next glider finished After almost two years from start (read: it's not so complicated kit; just the modeller was lazy....) I've finished model of first Polish post-war glider: "Sęp". Model shows a prototype which is easy to distinguish from serial ones - has no air brakes on top wing surfaces. The source :
  14. Hi, I've tried to summarize my notes about airborne lifeboats. I hope that you can add / correct something : Fairey Barracuda carried 17.9ft airborne lifeboat Lockheed Hudson ASR III aircraft carried Mark 1 Uffa Fox 24ft (?) long Airborne Lifeboat Mark IA - 23ft long Vickers Warwick ASR I carried 27ft airborne lifeboat Avro Lancaster ASR III carried some different boat types (SARO 3 ?) Avro Shackleton carried SARO 3 airborne lifeboat (30ft long) Boeing B-17 carried A-1 airborne lifeboat Boeing B-29 carried A-3 airborne lifeboat If someone can share with me some materials (especially some drawings / photos which can help with build those boats... :) )
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