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  1. Here's a scratchbuild that I started in early September. Thanks to being furloughed again, it is now finished & ready for the rivet counters. The idea was for a lightweight, faster, more nimble ground attack Falke. The basic bits were a 1/24th Chevy Berretta and the booms from a 1/32nd P-38 Lightning. The spares boxes contributed parts, as did @badger and WNW lozenge decals came from @gcn. Here's a link to the build thread. https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235079743-a-falke-is-born/ I took advantage of the sunshine today! Helmut showed up to show the size of this thing. The scale is 1/20th. This is a lot lower and sleeker than the original Falke, also the stub wings would add lift & stability. Maybe. The engine was an aftershave bottle cap and the petals are from an SR-71. Lots of greeblies were added too. Yelllow painted bits are lift points. Dark green bits are sensors. Brown walkways? why not? I was bullied into using lozenge camouflage. luckily I used donated WNW decals. I've used it like a wrap. I think it works. The 3 tubes (ex Nimrod) in the boom ends would be flare dispensers. The large engine panel would be hinged at the front. The grey hemispheres are the Anti Gravity units (half table tennis balls). Their exhausts are 1/48th resin B-17 Superchargers. The two pods in the centre are ex Mosquito wing tanks in use here as sensors. Also seen here, the Port Airbrake. The original Falke has motorbike bits underneath. At least mine are the right way around so that the cooling fins work! The raised bit in the centre here was a tank turret top. Various greeblies got added. Turbo supercharger close up. Here's the RH airbrake too. Better, I think, than the flappy things on the original Falke. A back end close up. The central bit is ex Revell Ferarri with added tank panels. Weapons are two cannon and an encased rocket pod. The round intakes on the booms were 1/24th wheel trims. The airbrakes were, (brace yourself), false nails! as were the upper bumps near the front of the booms. And here it is at rest with my Gulf Fake on the display cabinet. My next build will be a kreiger glue bomb refurb. Many thanks for looking. Your comments and questions about the build are welcome. Cheers, Pete
  2. You either know about the Kreiger universe or you don't. I do and I like the mechanical side of it. I also enjoy scratchbuilding kreiger stuff, even though I have a stash of the Hasegawa kits. My favourite is the Falke and it's variants. And this is yet another of my builds along those lines in 1/20th scale. Basis of the build is parts from a Revell 1/32nd P-38 bought as an old build some time ago from another BM member. The central unit is a part started Porsche 911 Speedster bought from Kits for Cash. The Anti Grav units are half ping pong balls (12 for about 3 quid on line). The GPU was a small Japanese van. The figure is from a Tamiya F1 figure set. Various other bits came from the spares boxes. Images (at last) via imgur. I'm not the best photographer though! Overall view. Helmut is trying to fix the Falke. GPU plugged in Here you can see the fan unit on the side. Ex Airfix Porsche 917 built circa 1971. They slot into what was the u/c bay. Hence the colour scheme. Oh, Flug, German(ish) for fly, is Gulf backwards) Helmut is touching up the sensor here. Don't tell him it's a P-38 elevator mass balance. Underside rear. The rusty thing is a P-38 turbo supercharger to exhaust the anti grav unit. And the fwd anti gravs use 1/32nd resin Stuka night exhausts. The cannon was an undercariage leg. Central filter? was 1/24th typhoon. The engine (1/32nd Phantom exhaust) plus other bits. Plus Helmuts' test box. (Tamiya F1 kit) Seat and belts (tape) the quilting is milliput. Obvious here is the Porsche rear end. The flappy jobbers are ex Airfix 1/24 Typhoon engine bay panels donated by another BM member. The ladder is various bits. The GPU is perhaps overweathered? (ahem) Again bits of Stuka form the exhausts which I've sort of tried to emulate Tiger tank exhausts. Ignore the elastic band, glue was setting! Comments are welcome. I'll stick some WIP pics up if it helps you to visualize the process.
  3. My first RFI on here for some time. I'm enjoying scratchbuilding variants of the Falke and other kreiger universe machines. Mostly because I'm cheap, and have boxes of spare parts! I do have the real kits but somehow this is more satisfiying. Basic kits were a Revell 1/24th Ferrari and a pair of RAH-66 Comanches. In the last shots you can see the xmas baubles used for the anti-grav units, the 'intakes' for these are halves of missiles. All other bits are random spares. Scale will be about 1/35th. Anyway, comments etc are welcome. Main view, I moved the main anti-gravs to the rear to aid maneuverability a smaller one would be in the bulbous nosepiece. The 'engine' is part of a Shuttle booster rocket with added greeblies. (Including 1/35th binoculars) Close up of the nose. The guns are the original tail lights with added tube. The Comanche fans would aid in combat. Underside. The rocket tubes are homebuilt, the NLG 'foot' is from an old FROG Blenheim while the strut is from a motorbike kit. Those exhausts to the rear are quickboost for a Ju87. Better shot of the tubes and exhausts. The 'intakes' for the anti grav units are halves of a missile from a Typhoon. In the raw. Parts origins obvious now eh? Thanks for looking. Pete
  4. This one has been on and off the bench over the last year or so and I finally got time and the energy to finish it. Its the excellent Hasegawa MaK Falke Anti Gravity Fighter and I just love the mix of what looks like a 1950's hotrod and the big cannon up front. It also gave me a chance to try out the AK Interactive Chipping fluid, which takes some getting used to but I like very much. I love MaK as you can mess it up and go to town on weathering. Paint is a mix of Vallejo, Hasegawa and some AK Interactive and Mig Weathering powders, oils and fluids. The base is a bit of wood I found in the shed and it has a length of acrylic rod on the underside to set at an angle so that it looks like its in a right turn so you can see the dirty underside too. Altogether Im pretty happy with it. As usual any constructive criticism is alwayw welcomed J.
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