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  1. Good to see really interesting aircraft here! Watching with interest. Carlos
  2. Is is 311.1 mm. Main fuselage part 298mm plus nose (5.9) and tail cone (7.2). Carlos
  3. Good airbrush and paint well thinned but mainly Practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice....
  4. The Minicraft plastic is Airfix, I think.
  5. A far as I know, there are three kits of the 314: in 1/144 by Airfix and at 1/72 by Anigrand (resin) and Combat Models (vac). The Airfix is currently oop (but obtainable) and the others are currently in production. https://www.anigrand.com/ http://combatmodels.us/ As far as I know, the Anigrand kit is based on the Combat vac. I own the Anigrand kit and it is certainly buildable but very crude in the details. Carlos
  6. I think I'll wait for a TOE version. But I can't speak for my wallet if I find the Lorraine version at a LHS.
  7. Thanks Patrick. My bet was Model Aircraft Monthly, as St Harry collaborated with them in the first years of the magazine.
  8. Hi Patrick, I've been following your build silently and this is more than time to congratulate you for the excellent work! Just one question: I know I have somewhere the scale drawings by Harry Woodman, can you remember me where they were published? Cheers Carlos
  9. Thanks very much! I already found some at Aviation Archives (with free downloads) but your link seems to have more. From one of the files I confirmed that the total length includes the nose probe, so the kit is a little longer than it should be.
  10. Thank you guys for your contribution. Meanwhile, I've found some scale drawings by Juanita Franzi in the January 2010 issue of Aeroplane Monthly. After re-scaling them I verified that the wing is ok, the back fuselage door is too short (and this can be confirmed by photos), the fins are too tall (to be verified) and the booms are too long. However, the total length dimension includes in the drawings the nose probe and I must verify if this is correct. I must find some drawings with dimensions quoted, probably in some manual. Comparing the kit with side photos shows the proportions (including the fins height) to be very good, with the exception of the back door. I'm not planning to buy any detailing sets, instead I'll try to do it in scratch. The big challenge is to make it seat on the three wheels, so a very strong undercarriage will be needed. I'll try silver brazing for that, a first to me! If someone has pictures of the main and front wells don't be shy and post them here! I wish I had taken some when I was near a Bronco in a air show some years ago.
  11. Hi all, Long time ago I acquired from Red Gecko a very nice decal set for Fire Tankers in 1/72 including, among others, several options for the Bronco. The only kit I have is the (very!) old Hasegawa box from the seventies and Scalemates shows that the original molds are from 1968. Normal lack of detail from a kit of this age aside, are there any known problems with the kit? I have a vague memory of reading something about accuracy problems, but I can't remember where. Can someone help me? I know that are more recent kits, namely Academy, but I would prefer to stick with the Hasegawa kit if the problems are not insurmountable. Thanks! Carlos
  12. I started a model of SOFIA some time ago: The Fine Scale Modeller article is a good help on the conversion.
  13. Great model, John! And thanks for the explanation on the conversion. Carlos
  14. Believe it or not, there are three kits of the Crusader in 1/72! Karaka aside, Dekno (resin) and C. A. Atkins (metal) also produced a kit. I have the later, a beautiful but very chalenging kit. I'm learning a lot from this thread. Carlos
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