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  1. Nice subject! Will be following.
  2. @AaCee26 Thanks I can't wait to get started... I might need a pint. Or two.
  3. I did some painting atleast Slowly but surely this modelling bench is starting up again after the summer. Boy I had a lousy modelling summer - I have like one trillion unfinished builds. Intakes and exhausts received first layers of paint. As did the cokpit, including some decals. I still need to do some details and minor weathering and I can close the canopy. Probably some Tamiya tape belts too. Well, that was not much - but it's a start!
  4. A plane? Again? Why won't you build a truck for a change?
  5. Yeees! I have all except Pirate & Cutlass waiting in the stash
  6. I think Finnish would be the obvious choice.
  7. Well don't be - yet Last Nordic GB I built 7 planes but this time I would be happy to finish these four Its easy to make these threads, I still have to make the kits...
  8. Maybe we'll do diorama, I'll do four Fougas and you can make the five trucks. Oh, and the car on the background
  9. @Mjoo@Mjoo Thanks but I wouldn't be so sure, I'm sure I'll find problems that don't really exist
  10. Finland had some aircraft manufacturing during and after WW2. Myrsky was probably not the best of them, it was a product of war built out of necessity with very limited resources. As a plane, it was good to fly. But the compromises done in the materials and construction of the plane meant that it would not simply last very long and was prone to accidents. Name 'Myrsky' means Storm. I still need to source suitable decals for this kit. I want to build MY-28 after the war, which is not part of either of these decals. Short run kit but doesn't look too bad. One mistake the kit has though is that the control surfaces were actually plywood and not fabric as represented on the kit. Some resin parts came with the kit. Like I mentioned above, Myrsky had a troublesome life. Good portion of the construction was wood/plywood and it was discovered that it would simply not hold together very well in the harsh and wet finnish climate. Materials started to bend and come loose, causing flutters which led to unrecoverable spins or planes simply coming apart mid-air. This was the final of such accidents, 9.5.1947 plane flown by capt. K.Ikonen in Nakkila, near Pori during a training flight. At 1500m, something came loose from the plane and the eye witnesses said that the plane came down almost vertically onto a field. The plane had simply vanished into the soft and muddy ground, only some small debris left behind. And despite best efforts to dig up the plane and pilot, it was unsuccesful due to the soft clay ground constantly filling up what had been dug up. The site was declared as the final resting place of capt. K.Ikonen and what must be the smallest graveyard in Finland is located in the middle of a field in a small town called Nakkila, 20km south east of Pori. After this accident, all Myrsky's were grounded and apart from single transfer flight. Myrsky did not fly again, There is a project going on to build VL Myrsky II for museum. It's been going on for few years, construction is slow as many of the parts have to be made new as so little original parts exists. Here is a website of the project: https://www.vlmyrsky.fi/
  11. High pitched wail of Fouga's 'hairdryers' is quite familiar to me - restored Fouga Magister used to fly in the skies of Pori quite often. Contents of the box, with some aftermarket wheels. It's a fine looking kit, this Special Hobby Fouga. I will be doing my hometown planes for this GB. So this will be Fouga Magister, FM-5 (in the front of the pic) in the mid 1960's. So it will be all silver with no orange markings. Photo was taken after the parking area got new tarmac in mid 1960's. It was not too uncommon in th e 1950's and 1960's that the parking areas or taxiways were gravel and in many times the planes were pulled to the runways.
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