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JohnHaa

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  1. Graham, thanks for your comments I'm not an expert with the Bf-109 but this is, what I found in my book. As far as I understand it, the -H-1 was based on the early Bf-109G-5 with the pressurized cockpit. The bulges of later model -G-5 were the fairings of the MG- breeches, so I don't think they had a connection with the type of engine. The -H-1 had a DB 605A with GM-1 power boosting. The airframe of the Me-206 V6 was used for the construction of the Bf-109H V55. This type was developed much later then the -H-1. By chance I was digging in the stories of the later experimental versions, well that is complicated business and I still have to figure it out . The reason is I have a spare model which I like to use for a later type, like the Me-155B or the P-1091 series. With regards, JohnHaa
  2. Very nice model ! I like the way you kept the weathering to a minium. Afterall it was a prototype and was very clean. B.t.w. I did one years ago in scratch and in 1/48 from an old Air Enthusiat article. Cheerts JohnHaa
  3. Well I looked up some more information from the book I mentioned. There were several H-1's delivered to an experimental service evaluation unit based at Guyancourt, near Paris. It flew general satisfactory, it reached a service ceiling of 47,500ft (14.480 m). But as often the case with long span wings, it experienced some wingflutter in diving speeds above 455 m.p.h. ( 732 km/h). After some further testing it was decided to stop production in favour of the Focke- Wulf Ta-152H. JohnHaa
  4. Dear Members, Here I like to present one of my German highflyers. I build this model years ago. When Otaki brought out this model I bought several, planning to convert them in several different versions. I made the wing extensions with thick plastic sheet, removed all the bulges of the G-series, added a 4 blade prop and made new , larger span elevators, with two struts. Finally I replaced the coolers to the new innerwings. As reference I used a three-view drawing from the book : Messerschmitt Bf-109 “The Augsburg Eagle “ by Willliam Green. I know there is some confusion about the prop, was it a 4- or 3- blade, I still don't know, but I like the 4- blade one.... The photographs were taken with lesser light I preferred , but I hope you enjoyed them anyhow ! Kind greetings JohnHaa
  5. Chris, My compliments with this difficult conversion of this less known Douglas. I like the idea; for using a DC-3 as starting point. A lot of work but you did a fine job. Thumbs up ! Greetings, JohnHaa
  6. Dear members, Thank you for your kind comments ! Cheers, JohnHaa
  7. Dear members, Thanks for the kind replies ! If you are interested in my latest build, have a look at this Wip: http://www.aviationofjapan.com/2020/03/ki-74-patsy-in-148-by-john-haas-part.html Regards, JohnHaa
  8. Dear modellers, When Roy vd M presented his topid of his excellent Yokusuka “Ginga ” I remembered another Japanese aircraft with beautiful lines, my opinion of course...:-) So after some searching in my photo collection, I dug up this picturen. Long time ago I build this model, as one of my first two engined planes in scratch. This model is made out of solid wood, besides the tail feathers, which are made of thick plastic sheet, the same for the props and undercarriage and some smalles parts. The cockpit canopy is a home made vacuform. I hope you will enjoy the photgraphs ! Kind regards, JohnHaa
  9. Roy, Beautiful Frances, well worth the work you put in. I wish there was a 1/48 model, èlas, I'm afright I have to scratch one. But I still figuring how to make that glass nose.... Thanks for sharing your build Cheers, JohnHaa
  10. Very nice result ! Indeed applying lozenge is always difficult. But in spite of all the problems, it looks fine. Those german two- seaters will always be a struggle , I know...... Thanks for showing ! Cheers JohnHaa
  11. Dear modellers, Thank you very much for your nice comments ! I'm glad that I posted my model on this forum and give many people much pleasure enjoying the pictures. I think it is very important, just in these difficult times, to keep an eye open for the nicer things in live. With kind greetings JohnHaa
  12. Thanks for the compliments ! For Matti, Yes it's a pity, I did not took photographs then, but when you are interested, have a look at the site of a fellow modeller: http://www.hollandaircraft.nl/ He build the BAT F.K. 26 in 1/72 and very well too ! Cheers, JohnHaa
  13. British with some dutch flavor. Dear Modellers, The BAT F.K.26 was a British single-engined four-passenger biplane transport aircraft produced by the British Aerial Transport Company Limited of London at the end of World War I. As The First War drew to a close the aircraft designer Frederick Koolhoven designed a civil four- passenger wooden and fabric civil transport, the F.K.26. The four passengers had an enclosed cabin and the pilot sat above and behind the cabin in an open cockpit. The prototype (Registered K-102) first flew in April 1919. The second aircraft was displayed at the First Air Traffic Exhibition in Amsterdam in July 1919. The third machine (also known as the BAT Commercial Mk 1) was displayed at the Olympia Aero Show in July 1920. The fourth aircraft (Registered G-EAPK), built in November 1919, was the last aircraft produced by the British Aerial Transport Company (BAT). G-EAPK was sold to Instone Air Line and was based at Croydon Airport for charter work and scheduled services to Paris. When the company closed, Koolhoven returned to the Netherlands. He later bought G-EEAI (the prototype) and exhibited it at the 1937 Netherlands Aero Show. (Wikipedia) It was a complicated build, building the fuselage and in the same time building the passenger cabin interieur was well, interesting. But I had the same situation with my Boeing Model 40C. I build the fourth plane because I liked the blue- silver paintjob. It was one of my first excercises in printing the decals with my PC. The result was not perfect but it passed the exam. I hope you will enjoy the photographs ! Kind regards JohnHaa
  14. Jon, Lovely scratch build, compliments to you skills, aspecially the vacuform fuselage halves....well done...! I hope to see more of your scratch builds, Kind regards JohnHaa
  15. Thanks for the kind comments ! For Harold : As far as I know there was only one in The Netherlands at the start of WWII. There were more in France. I think, I found a photgraph of the sad end : https://nimh-beeldbank.defensie.nl/foto-s/detail/63a7c1a1-a738-efa7-b4db-beb41bfb0092 For 28ZComback: I always paint first a coat of Acryl Dark Grey, after that I use Rubb 'n Buff . Great stuff, see my F-13(B-29 Rec) Cheers JohnHaa
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