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  1. Peter, Yes, I made a tool myself. Take a piece of aluminum tube ( 0.014) , in it, you place thin copper wires and secure them with some AC glue . First time use it on a piece of sandpaper to get a smooth tip and your tool is ready for use Regards JohnHaa
  2. Maybe this topic is of some use ? With kind regards JohnHaa
  3. 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 i
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. Dear members, Thank you for your kind comments ! Cheers, JohnHaa
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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 1
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. Dear modellers, To conclude my North- American T-6 story, I like to show you my third conversion of the trusty Monogram -kit. Here is a bit of history of this particular example I found on this website: https://kw.jonkerweb.net/index.php/nl/vliegtuigen-lijst/vliegtuigen-n/377-north-american-na-27 There is some uncertainty about the type of LVA. In "KLu Aircraft" there is talk about NA-16-2A, American sources, mentioning it on the Internet as type NA-16-2H, this is most likely. In the course of 1937 this aircraft was brought to the Netherlands b
  19. Very nice build Gary, I like your paintwork, well done ! Years ago I build this model, so I know what you were going trough... As mentioned before, try to get the undercarriage legs a bit forward and you ends up with the best result you can get of this old kit. Cheers, JohnHaa
  20. Bravo a beautiful Tante JU !... I like the complete different result with different camouflage colours compared with my model. Excellent build, with all the nice details and the paintwork ! Cheers, JohnHaa
  21. Thank you all for your nice words ! My conversion works were indeed a good starting point for my later scratch building . Cheers, JohnHaa
  22. Dear members, Here is an addition to my Harvard Topic. As promised this time : the Commonwealth CA-9 Wirraway. I found the information in Profile Nr. 154. I'm still glad, that I had the wishdom, long ago, to buy the 10- Part Flypast books. I still use them for a quick look over for some info. I changed the engine cowl for a more straight one. I added a new air inlet beneath the cowl, added two MG's up front, made new round wingtips and a new vertical rudder and the most major job, sanded all the details from the fuselage aera, wher
  23. Thanks for the nice comments ! Glad you like this old piece of history. The exhaust was made of a piece of plastic sprue . I heated it over a candle flame to bend it to get the right curves. Kind regards, JohnHaa
  24. Dear Modellers, Well the old trainer needs no introduction here, you could find and hear them everywhere. Also in The Netherlands the Klu ( Koninklijke Luchtmacht) had 220. They were used as trainer and for laison work till end 1962. Fortunately some are restored and still flying ! I build my model years ago, I was very glad that Monogram brought out this model, to replace my old Aurora model, which could not fly with those horrible flat wings. And I could use this model as a starting point for other conversions. (Wirraway) I found some
  25. Very nice results ! It is not the easiest model to build. I like the colours blue with silver wings is always beautiful. Very important that the rigging on this planes is o.k. ...and it is... ! More of this .. Kind regards, JohnHaa
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