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  1. Aircraft in Miniature Ltd (AiM) is preparing a 1/72nd RAF Type W, “Wendy” Loader resin kit - ref. GE72100 Source: http://www.aim72.co.uk/page213.html V.P.
  2. Because of the popularity of the earlier de Havilland DH.86 Express kit, and great demand, Aircraft in Miniature Ltd has decided to produce a new all-resin kit using current CAD/CAM technology. Source: http://www.aim72.co.uk/page6.html To pre-order this item go to http://www.aim72.co.uk/page174.html V.P.
  3. Afternoon all, This is a build from about 10 years ago - the Aircraft in Miniature vacuform Boeing 747-300. I had it out of the loft today as it needed some repairs and I thought I'd take some up to date pictures that hadn't been sabotaged by the Photobucket debacle. This is a vacuform model that comes as a basic shell - it was fully scribed and wheel bays scratch-built. The decals were from DrawDecal and paints were from Halfords. I had the KLM blue custom-mixed to match the crown on the tail. The kit provides white metal landing gear as well as resin intakes and exhaust cones which makes life a lot easier. I think it took about 4 months from start to finish and was pretty straightforward, apart from the size. I finished it as one of KLM's 747-306 Combis from the mid-1990s. S1030348 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr S1030350 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr S1030351 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr S1030355 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr S1030357 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr S1030359 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr S1030362 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr S1030367 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr S1030369 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr S1030371 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr S1030375 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr S1030381 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr In this picture you can see I've placed a 12"/30cm rule to show the size... it's HUGE. S1030383 by Thomas Probert, on Flickr Regards to all, Tom
  4. Aircraft in Miniature Ltd (AiM) is to release 1/72nd and 1/48th Aermacchi AL-60B Rhodesian Air Force Trojan resin kits. Source: http://www.aim72.co.uk/page6.html V.P.
  5. Aircraft in Miniature ltd. is to release a 1/48th (and also in 1/72nd) Avro Blue Steel resin missile in its Rug Rat Resins range. Source: http://www.aim72.co.uk/page170.html Would be nice alongside my Aeroclub 1/48th Vulcan... or the Sanger one. V.P.
  6. Aircraft in Miniature Limited (AiM) is to release 1/72nd and 1/48th RAF Super Taskmaster tractor resin kits - ref. GE72049 & GE48049. Source: http://www.aim72.co.uk/page164.html V.P.
  7. Aircraft in Miniature Ltd (AiM) has just released 1/72nd and 1/48th Beechcraft AQM-37 Jayhawk supersonic target drone resin kits. Source: http://www.aim72.co.uk/page197.html Available: - ref. TWC48027 - 1/48 - https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/TWC48027 - ref. TWC72027 - 1/72 - https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/TWC72027 A conversion pack to install the drone on a F-16 kit. The mating face on the pylon must be matched to suit the model F-16. The pack is produced in 1/48 and 1/72nd scales. The conversion set consists of: Parts for one model drone F-16 pylon A set of laser printed waterslide decals. V.P.
  8. Aircraft in Miniature Ltd AiM) is reported working on 1/72nd and 1/48th Cessna CH-1 Skyhook resin kits. Source: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/wingsofpeace/conversations/messages/99462 V.P.
  9. Aircraft in Miniature is to release in late 2016 a 1/72nd de Havilland DH.91 Albatross resin kit - ref.? Source: http://www.aim72.co.uk/page6.html V.P.
  10. Aircraft in Miniature Ltd. (http://www.aim72.co.uk/index.html) has announced 1/48th & 1/72nd Cessna 310B & D/ U-3A "Blue Canoe" resin kits in 2014. Source: http://www.aim72.co.uk/page5.html Lift Here is also to release a 1/72nd Cessna 310 Blue Canoe resin kit in 2014 http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234951239-172nd-cessna-310au-3a-blue-canoe-resin-kit-by-lift-here/?hl=canoe V.P.
  11. My plan was to enter this GB with the Humming Bird and enter another model only after the first almost finished. But I doubt the I ever started this one without the extra stimulus of this Group Build, so here we go... Aircraft in Miniature offers a lot of very interesting kits of the Golden Age, but we were almost always mismatched; Or the kits were available and I had no money or I had some to spend and they were out of production. So I felt very lucky to acquire this one second hand (from here in Britmodeller if I remember well) but the anticipation of the work needed always made me return it to the stash every time I opened the box. Until some days ago. I forget to take a picture of the contents before starting it, but you may have a look at it with only a few work done: The kit is composed of vacuformed fuselage halves and cabin transparent parts (in double), resin flying surfaces and metal detail parts. A bit of 2mm thick plastic card is included as well. Decals are included for three aircraft - you may see profiles at AiM's page: http://www.aim72.co.uk/page174.html The fuselage parts were pre-cut and pre-sanded, although I had to finish the task. (I think that this was done by AiM, but I don't exclude the previous owner). I would have preferred the more common white plastic and parts not cut, so I could control better the sanding process. The black plastic doesn't help either. The canopy plastic yellowed a lot and will not be used. As you may see, the engine nacelles, wheel pants and wheels are all in one piece. I don't like that, as it makes detailing and painting more difficult, so I will take the wheels off and will open the wells. (The nacelle fronts were included but I already took them apart - they are probably hidden bellow the instructions in the photo above). All the outer panels were warped. The white metal parts are still in their bags and will need a lot of cleaning. As for accuracy, the kit is good enough. Scale drawings are included both in an article by Graham Simons in Wingspan #63 (April 1990) - drawings by Alf Granger - and in a booklet published by GMS Enterprises (the publisher of older books of Arthur Ord-Hume). The quality of the photos printed in this one is truly awful but the plans are very similar to Granger's with a few differences. I scanned, printed and measured granger drawings and they are on the spot on span dimension but 2 to 3 mm larger in length. As you may see bellow, the wings have a good dimension (with some difference at the tips) but the fuselage is way to small, about 6 mm less than the drawings, or 3 mm less than the true dimension. The fuselage is a little short comparing with the drawings in the booklet, that are themselves more than 1mm short. The kit was probably produced having these drawings as a basis. I will not worry myself with the small difference in length and I still must decide if I will correct the wing tips. * * * I began cutting the engine nacelle fronts to open the intakes and place inside the first cylinder but I think I will cast copies of the Airfix Tiger Moth part instead. This is work for later. Then I straightened the warped wings. I confess I was a little worried about that, but it was fast and simple. I just put some boiling water in a mug and put inside the warped portion for a few seconds. When the resin was soft enough I placed the part in a plan surface (my faithful mitter box) and let it cold under cold water. In one case I had to repeat, but it worked well and fast. Sorry, no photos of the warped parts. Probably because there was not a clear definition between the inner end of the outer wing panels and their casting blocks, both inner and outer wing panels had a very noticeable misalignment taking the leading edge as a reference. It was tricky, but I managed to solve the problem this way: * first, I measured and drilled holes for two spars made of steel rod. I used started with a thinner drill and enlarged the hole until the rod diameter, 1.2 mm, taking care to alight the drill with the leading edge in plan view; * Then I glued the pins in the inner panels, using super glue; * When I offered the outer panels to the inner ones there was some misalignment, but then I could enlarge the outer holes with the drill until both panels were aligned against the edge of the mitter box. This time 5 min. epoxy was used to join the wings, which game me time for adjustment and filled partially the gaps. This was much easier to do with the upper wings, as I could place both panels against the edge. With the lower ones I had to trust in my eyeball... I managed to swap upper and lower panels! I knew that the aileron actuators were in the upper surface on the upper wing and the contrary on the lower... but I only noticed after gluing! No big deal, as they were a little rude and the only other difference were the flaps in the upper wing that were in the wrong position anyway. Next I opened the windows. This is problematic to me, as I previously almost ruined a few vacs because of careless cutting, so I decided to be *very* careful this time. I scanned and printed the frames from the decals, cut them carefully by the upper and lower line of the windows. The windows must be correctly aligned between two stringers, and have as reference the port door. I put a spot or two of tube glue to fix the paper to the plastic and then put scotch tape over. Then I cut the paper by the inside of the frames, drilled some holes conveniently away from the frame and took a looong time to cut, replace dull blades, and finish with files. I must confess that aligning the wings and cutting the windows were the main tasks that put this kit far from my workbench for so long. Now that this is solved, the rest should be a walk in the park! Carlos
  12. Aircraft in Miniature (AiM) Ltd is to release a 1/72nd GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) aka Mother Of All Bombs - seen on TV! Source: http://www.aim72.co.uk/page6.html 3D renders V.P.
  13. Aircraft in Miniature is currebtly designing a AEC Mandator, Blue Steel Transporter, 1/72nd 1/144th (and 1/48th?) resin kit for release in 2015. Source: http://www.aim72.co.uk/page130.html V.P.
  14. Aircraft in Miniature ltd. is to release 1/72nd & 1/144th Avro Vulcan Douglas Skybolt missiles conversion set in its Rug Rat Resins range. Source: http://www.aim72.co.uk/page186.html V.P.
  15. Aircraft In Miniature Ltd (AIM) has just released a 1/48th L93A Flash Pod set for RAF Phantom FGR2 - ref.TWC48001 Source: http://www.aim72.co.uk/page181.html Available: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/TWC48001 V.P.
  16. After its 1/72nd Aviocar (http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234949571-172nd-casa-c-212-aviocar-resin-kit-by-aircraft-in-miniature-limited-aim/?hl=aviocar), Aircraft in Miniature Ltd. (http://www.aim72.co.uk/index.html) has announced for 2014 a 1/48th CASA C-212 Aviocar resin kit. Source: http://www.aim72.co.uk/page5.html V.P.
  17. Aircraft in Miniature Limited (AiM) is to release 1/72nd and 1/48th RAF Medium (Taskmaster) - ref. GE72062 & GE48062. TRACTORresin kits. Source: [http://www.aim72.co.uk/page164.html V.P.
  18. Aircraft In Miniature is to release in its Rug Rat Resins range a 1/72nd Hiller VZ-1 (HO-1) Pawnee unique direct-lift rotor aircraft resin kit. Source: http://www.aim72.co.uk/page6.html V.P.
  19. Aircraft In Miniature is to release in its Rug Rat Resins range a 1/72nd Cierva W.9 experimental helicopter resin kit. Source: http://www.aim72.co.uk/page6.html V.P.
  20. Aircraft In Miniature Ltd. (http://www.aim72.co.uk/index.html) has announced 1/48th and 1/72nd de Havilland Australia DHA-3 Drover Mk.1 & .3 resin kits in 2014. Source: http://www.aim72.co.uk/page5.html V.P.
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