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christian Boehm

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  • Birthday 05/04/1951

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    Eastern France ( Alsace)
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    WW2 models and dioramas in 1/72 all countries ;

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  1. You're totally right J.C. I noted the 2 details you relate and was firs astonished by the "slight pinch between the radome and the fuselage" But it's exactly true , it's such when you study enough good overlooking photos But , as well , a default of the Academy there is, wrongly, a second door on starboard fuselage ! You have to switch it off by pluging and re-engraving the fuselage lines Another special thing is the tail wheel problem : on all photos , while plane's flying , it is retracted , not visible But, on floor , no doors visible; so studying Naval Fighters 86 and logically , it was an automatic doors opening-closing system on the PV-1 Consequently , doors have to be engraved around the tail wheel implantation On Hyperscale a colleague noted the canopy would be 0.5 mm too narrow and adviced to use falcon's one I have it but it's difficult to fit it an the academy (it was for FROG) and I finally kept the kit's canopy; Otherwise the turett clear part , very thick, is to change ; I'm searching the best Vacu to use because the Falcon one , while cutted off, is not the best here Christian
  2. Here the Academy wings (may be I reduced photo too much , sorry) I don't own perfection but I studied plans, but not only plans.... because you know ...; so always photo confirmations ! And I think the aileron’s chord is too narrow of about 3 mm. But fortunately a wrong structure line exists just in front of them So I engraved this one deeper as a new junction between aileron and wing. It’s then quite 1 mm too large but very more close to reality. The early junction was filled with putty You’ll see as well > the resin replacement nacelles ( fitted) and cowlings with the original one > the fitted QB PW engines > the starting work on wheelwells Close to the wing the furnished catastrophic double wheelwell doors ( to cut in 2) ; who can imagine the landing gear could find its place in such a tight space ?! ( Lateral photos of the up-part of wells confirm that) It’s obvious that the width is far too narrow, so I cut the open range about 2 x 2mm larger. ( actually , as here, too much (2 x 3) but afterwards I corrected that with strip) Then I did my best to realize as close as possible the inside accommodations (source / Naval Fighters 86) ; the big oiltank is quite visible ( I remind , the wells of the kit are full plain ! as are the turrett and astrodom holes ) On this photo you see better the new aileron shape Here the wing's nearly final look Now another challenge was new wheelwell doors ! But I have before to take other pictures
  3. Woaw JWM , nice done this pattern and quite discrete weathering I"m not a fan of exaggerated weathering (with , ok, some exceptions , photographically documented) And really congratulations for hand painted octopus ; I minded but thought the spikes will be hard to do Ok as I see many are interested I will send some building shots
  4. As it's an US-brit plane , I asked Hyperscale (many US modelers) as well Interesting answers as well see https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/hyperscale/how-does-the-vbp-133-octopus-pv-1-ventura-really-l-t529826.html What is clear is that several planes bear the octopus (thanks to the "known" Modeldad) And thanks to everybody on both forums for these interesting exchanges
  5. Correction : the PAVLA tail parts which look very fine ( as vertical as horizontal parts) are NOT in 72047 It's a different set : Pavla U72-65
  6. Yes Ed you're right and I got these cowlings because Academy's cowlings are very false shapped But I introduced them as well with Quick Boost PW- R2800 engines , because the engines were as bad as the rest And finally I had as well the Ph-Edge Eduard ED-202 plate and the Pavla resin box 72047 About the last, the tail replacement parts and bomb doors are nice and thin but really if you own some docs (specially Naval Fighters 86) you'll realize internal details are 50% imagination-worth (no mention about much will not be seen anyhow on final kit) It's not the 1st time , I discover such things on Pavla interiors.... Finally , I found a big interest to buy 1/48 SBD ( Dauntless) RS resin wheels ; as replacement, they fit perfecly in shape and dimensions with Pv-1's ones and have nice sculpted tyres
  7. thanks Ed I know tony O'Toole well ; he's a very good one we shared interesting advices while buiding Skua & Roc some years ago just a witness I haven't enough time to visit forums I will watch ot with big interest
  8. yes I read the same but anyway the academy version seems quite poor and disappointing let me a few time to post my shots on IMG and I will share
  9. Hello modeler friends I am currently building an PV-1 Venture , Academy Minicraft kit I won’t talk about this kit which brought me considerable disappointment by its mediocrity. It would be too many things to tell and I really think it’s a renewal of the “oldy” FROG…. So OK I did my best, the major error being the catastrophically undersized wheelwells, without talking about the total lack of internal development ( I needed to saw the open range about 3 mm larger !) If somebody likes to see my most important modifications I will post some pictures, no pb. My question is about the decoration The box , notice and decals provided propose a Pacific – Marshal Islands - 1944 stationed PV-1 of VPB-133 with the nice octopus tentacle motif around the top turret. I must admit this is an attractive look. OK the cam seems classic with white undersides and Intermediate & Dark sea blue top ( quite faded) But the plane’s number given is a “3”.... That seems wacky because I found only one (bad quality) picture of that plane (you can see the same on different sources , books & internet asf) But .....I discover the number 895 on fin & nose on this picture ; Just see: What does the community think ? Who knows another picture ? Thanks a lot ! christian
  10. Hi Wab ! Nice to hear news from Overseas ! 1st sentence : as me in France 2nd Sentence I hope so but I am not "over-optimistic"....just because the usual monthly issue are out ! so we wait and see Christian
  11. 1) First sentence : I got August - september issue (with the usual wonderful nice ice blanket ) and sept-october with the other one descripted upside in these exchanges... 2) Second sentence : Yes , I thin,k it's the 1st option because , for me, it's far to be complete because I didn't get April, June and July ..... But, but , I stopped getting angry .... just sad ; it was (sorry : IS) a great magazine And anxious that these issues are in the international orbital capsule in danger of being pulverized by a russian missile
  12. hello Saxonrock ! hello Germany ! So I feel less alone as non british ! (just a joke folks !) The quoted words depaint exactly my own experience in France christian
  13. sorry for double text ... have a nice sunday
  14. The representativeness of such comments is always difficult to assess. But the number of modelers subscribers to SAMI in the world is enormous, even if they express themselves less than here, on Britmodeller, which seems quite logical to me. As one of the rare non-British subscribers on this exchange and registered on other forums, either very well-known and international (like hyperscale), or more specifically French, I can tell you that the problem is known and is spreading strongly. A proof is that it was Hyperscale which advised me to watch this chat. That our remarks will remain without significant effect surprises few (like many here, including me ...), but that anyway the company’s attitude is contemptuous is very regrettable because a forum like this one is not a social network (Facebook or other type) where everything goes all over the place. christian The representativeness of comments is always difficult to assess. But the number of modelers subscribers to SAMI in the world is enormous, even if they express themselves less than here, on Britmodeller, which seems quite logical to me. As one of the rare non-British subscribers on this exchange and registered on other forums, either very well-known and international (like hyperscale), or more specifically French, I can tell you that the problem is known and is spreading strongly. A proof is that it was Hyperscale which advised me to watch this chat. That our remarks will remain without significant effect surprises few (like many here, including me ...), but that anyway the company’s attitude is contemptuous is very regrettable because a forum like this one is not a social network (Facebook or other type) where everything goes all over the place. christian
  15. OK that position is understandable and clear Nevertheless I am satisfied to see that you are aware of what is going on
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