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Artie last won the day on June 26 2018

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  1. Hello again from Tenerife, dear friends....Been a long time since I last posted anything....I've been away from modelling for a while, but I'm trying to get back into modelling again. The first thing I've done is preparing my working place, as it was somehow on the disasterous side......I've also put some order into my stash, as all my unbuilt models have spent the last years lurking into carboard boxes, with no idea about what was inside....... My new workbench..... IMG_20200213_150455[1] by Arturo Navarro, en Flickr My evergrowing stash.... IMG_20200213_150556[1] by Arturo Navarro, en Flickr IMG_20200213_150540[1] by Arturo Navarro, en Flickr Regarding our local IPMS branch, IPMS Canary Islands, we've finally decided to get our own premises to meet, build models and enjoy some good whiskey and cigars.....we've rented a place (former hairdresser's shop) were we're going to set up our club......by march, the 1st, we'll be there hopefully. On the other hand, and talking about Scratchaeronautics activity, and following the wise advice given by mike Costello (aka Bootneck), we've completely changed our procedures. Apart from moving all the machinery, toolings, moulds, etc..to the above said premises, we've reached an agreement with a friend who is going to be in charge of the bussiness area.....everything sales related will be his responsability. He's been doing so for two months now, with great result. No more delays, fast communication, etc...... The only new project currently available is the 1/48 scale Grumman F11F Tiger, both in long or short nose versions. Well, eagerly waiting to resume modelling ....!!!!! Best regards from the isles...... IMG_20200213_191808[1] by Arturo Navarro, en Flickr
  2. I'm not excatly interested about another Bf109 at all, the same way I'm not interested about the umpteenth Mustang, or Fw190, or..........I'de rather prefer a new Hakwer Fury, for example... That said, I find it very good news that any manufacturer decides to offer a new kit, wichever it may be. That's a good proof about this hobby's good health. Will I buy one of these???? Surely NO. Am I happy about a new Bf109 on the block??? Definitely YES. Best regards...!!!
  3. He said also unto me, Thou shalt again see yet other great abominations which they do. Ezequiel, 8:13 Good luck with that sin in the shape of a model....
  4. This morning, at 09:38, a CASA C-101 Aviojet crashed offshore from Murcia. Sadly, the pilot lost his life. Cte. F. Marín, a veteran pilot with 3300 flying hours, flight instructor at San Javier Academia General del Aire and Patrulla Aguila acrobatic team pilot, never recovered from a looping during a training flight this morning. Rest in Peace. https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwjs1NGkwKHkAhWGzIUKHeldDwsQjRx6BAgBEAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.eldiario.es%2Fmurcia%2FMuere-Ejercito-Aire-Mediterraneo-Manga_0_935456670.html&psig=AOvVaw2gyUwRTrjVrCgiEpBiKj_C&ust=1566942065654114
  5. Dear friends: by this time, I hope every kit has already reached their new homes. We're still casting some kits to order, but won't make new moulds when the current ones get useless. We're working in a massive order from an overseeas customer for different versions of the ATR 72 and the CASA CN235. An updated version of our beloved C-101 Aviojet in 1/48 scale is almost ready as well. We're still designing and developing some new projects, but have decided not to offer them for sale until they'll be ready ready, following the wise advice given by Mike (Bootneck for most of us here). The same way, we won't get any money in preorder status, just to keep from problems. The F11 Tiger is nothing but Juan's personal challenge. He loves everything Navy related, and wanted to build one of these pretty jets for his colelction, with no intention at all of selling it, Depending on the interest for that particular plane, we'll think about offering it. Other projects still on our pile of things to do are the Aisa I-11, the Hispano Suiza HS42, the D.H. Chipmunk. Best regards....
  6. The so called "Gris Barracón" or "Barrack grey" in old England's language... Some time ago, we discussed about that misterious colour in a spanish modelling forum, and some consensus was reached. The spanish Air Force, EdA (Ejército del Aire) used enamel paints on our planes. It was made by a local manufacturer named Titanlux. The closest match from theur catalogue is 510 Gris azulado. We tried to find a close match from available hobby paints, and Humbril 87 was choosen. I know there must be other matches from , let's say, Tamiya, Gunze, etc...but as a fanatic Humbrol supperter, I stuck to that one. Best regards frim an absolutely hot Tenerife....
  7. Werner: If you ever get to undetstand La Hispano Aviación's nomenclature system, I'll talk to my city major and propose your name to the main street. The same way, the Ju52 was called 352. The same kind of nomenclature was used by both Hispano Aviación and CASA...
  8. The worst part about tge 12Y engine was the overheating. They never sokved it, so went for another engine. Then the RR engine came as an option. Sadly, it was too late. The Buchón was an obsolete machine even befire reaching operative status.. At first, they were employed on armed reco patrols over tge spanish Sahara, being absolutely useless in that kind of operations.
  9. Most probably, they were left in the so called Barrack Grey, or most commonly, Mouse Grey. As said before, it ranges from a grey-green to a blueish grey hue. The colours were supplied by a spanish brand named Titanlux wich, give or take, replicated RAL colours. I couldn't dare to give a crossed reference with Humbrol, Gunze, etc....the original colours varied a lot even in a row of planes in thecsame unit.
  10. Don't forget the Revell reboxing of Hasegawa's kit, with the addition of apair of resin wingtips, allowing you to build the interesting Canadair CL-13.....
  11. AbsoAbsolutely none. They were either scrapped or re-engined by 1958, when the war began.
  12. JHola Werner..!!! These are, give or take, the main differences. HA 1109 J1L: Original Bf109G2 airframe, Hispano Suiza 12Z88 engine and Escher-Wyss propeller. It was the first prototype. HA 1109 K1L: de Havilland Hydramatic propeller, 20mm Hispano guns and 80mm rockets. 65 built, later renaned HA 1112K1L HA 1109 M1L: Merlin engined first prototype. One built. HA 1110 M1L: two seater trainer, Hispano Suiza engine. One built. HA 1111 K1L: The same prototype but fitted with wingtip fuel tanks. HA 1112 M1L: The final version and the first to be nicknamed Buchón. Merlin engine, 20mm guns and rocket launchers. 172 built. HA 1112 M4L: two seater trainer, Merlin engine. Two built. That's a brief list of differences....hope you'll fibd them useful... Best regards
  13. Sad to be the rain in your parade, but the 1109 didn't see any action over the Spanish Sahara. They were replaced by the RR engined 1112 a few years before the war. In fact, the 1112s were re-engined 1109s. Thay reached unit level, but that was all. Regarding the colour, Barrack Grey is a generic name given to a wide range of shades. From simethinh similar to RLM02 to a darker RLM66 lookalike. Never try to be very strict when talking about spanish air force colours during those years. The 1109s were painted in a blueish tone of grey. By tge way, din't trust the museum example, it's painted in the wrong colour. Finally, just an historical hint: spanish overseas territories weren't considered to be colonies, but full right provinces. The only "fighting" they saw was during the filming of the movie "Star of Africa", about Marseille's life Best regards.
  14. Good evening, Sirs.... Just wanted to know about the afore mentioned kits.... Is there anyone still waiting for any of our kits???? have all of them arrived safely??? Please, let me know about it, I think we've sent all the pending kits, but would like to be completely sure. Please, PM me with any enquiry. Best regards...
  15. Hi all......This weekend, we've been casting some kits, and according to Juan's own words, "those kits purchased last april will be sent next wednesday, and those ordered last may will be sent next june, 15th". Best regards....
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