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  1. Here's one of my entries for the 'In the Navy' GB still ongoing just now. The conversion from the new tool Airfix kit was a breeze, the Alleycat parts fitting superbly, even for a hamfisted numpty like myself! I've ordered another to do a MkII NF which I have markings for. The Airfix kit even has the early teardrop canopy to use for this build, signs of a MkI or MkVI on the way maybe? The decals were from High Planes and worked smoothly using the 'wetting on with the Johnsons Klear' technique described variously on this forum. I do very little weathering to my models, to wo
  2. Hello, I finished this early this morning, just added two small aerials to the nose and that was it. This is the High Planes kit, bought decades ago and restarted in 2016. I added two Airfix DC3 engines as replacements for the basic kit engines, scratch built the three aerials and mast, the set of photo-etched fuselage mounted aerials were liberated from the Encore kit (which was just a reboxing of the horrid Frog kit) and needed some alterations to make them suitable for the High Planes kit. The model was finished using Sovereign paints which I highly recommend, harder
  3. Hi peeps, Here's my latest completion for the year; High Planes 1/72 Atlas Cheetah two-seater kit completed as "860", a Cheetah B built from a Nesher T airframe obtained from Israel. The HPM kit isn't all that bad, the plastic parts are easy to work with although my kit is one of the older issues with the overly wide panel lines. The resin parts were also easy to use although the biggest challenge was the LERX extensions as they're not a great fit to the wing after you've cut-out the corresponding areas so plenty of filler and elbow grease is needed to get a good appear
  4. Here's my shot at a High Planes model, of which I have several. Built out the box with kit decals. R2198 (sometimes known as R2158!) had a slightly non-standard scheme applied in Stone/Dark Earth/Azure Blue before going to the middle East. Photo's show a lighter colour on the lower control surfaces which the instructions call out as Sky, so that's what I've shown. The kit was, being of the short run type (and not as well moulded as S'Hobby kits), was hard going, mainly because of the clean-up required. I could have spent more time on test fitting and adjusting but wanted to get i
  5. Hi all! This excellent site had a thread devoted to converting the Wirraway to Harvard Mk. 1 in 2012: Since then Special Hobby have introduced in 1/72 scale, two Wirraways: Special Hpbby 1/72 CA-3/5 Wirraway - First Blood over Rabaul Special Hobby 1/72 CAC CA-9 Wirraway What's the difference? Which shall I chose for converting? Incidentally, I think I can get away with a Harvard Mk.1 canopy from: Special Hobby 1/72 BT-9/NJ-1 US Trainer Plane. Thanks in advance for any help M.M.
  6. Thanks Luis High Planes Models (HPM) next 1/72nd Mirage delta kit is the ENEAR Mirage 50CN Pantera - ref.HPK072101 Source: http://www.hpmhobbies.com/high-planes-enaer-mirage-50cn-pantera-kit-1-72/ V.P.
  7. This is my High Planes Sea Vixen FAW1 - I have to admit this model has sat on the shelf of doom for several years in an almost completed state with even some decals applied - I was inspired by the excellent posts of Sea Vixens and Buccaneers on BM to have another look at it and finally complete it. The High Planes kit is a limited run kit and can form the basis of a nice model with some work. I utilised some Airwaves Sea Vixen etches adapted to build up some cockpit detail for observer & pilot plus their Airbrake & ladder etch. Master pitot tubes & refuelling probe tip
  8. This will be my entry. Part of my 'Aircraft that served in the squadrons I was posted to' theme.
  9. Having a moment of cockiness I decided to throw another in, when I stumbled above my more than just part build Precious Metal kit. I started this years ago and forgot what I did or did not. This kit is typical for High Planes (well compared to the other kits I have from them). It is a short run with thick light blue soft plastic and reasonalbe flesh. So there is more work needed than on the majority of IP kits. Other than IP there is some white metal (landing gear) and a vac canopy plus nice decals included. I also used some spare parts form ICM and Tamiya kits (cockpit and other stuff).
  10. This is the prototype of the Me 262. It first flew with just the piston engine. After a few flights to establish its handling and performance it was fitted with BMW jets. On its first flight with these both engines failed on climbout, losing all their turbine blades! A satisfactory landing was made and the engines sent back to BMW to think again. The aircraft was re-engined with Junkers Jumo engines. The kit has a ‘health warning’ on the box saying that it is for experienced modellers only and some cutting ,filling and sanding is required. Substitute ‘much’ for ‘some’ and that sums it up.The
  11. Another one rescued from the back of the shed. One of the first short run kits I made - a High Planes 1:72 Beaufighter. Built well over 10 years ago when I was still using enamels (still brush painted). After cleaning up the dust and cobwebs (there was a spider living in one of the engine nacelles) she doesn't look too bad. I can't find the instructions so I can not remember what unit she belonged to, other than she is an early RAAF machine. Can't wait until I can get my hands on the new Airfix tooling! Thanks for looking.
  12. High Planes Models (http://www.hpmhobbies.com/ & https://www.facebook.com/HPMHobbies) is to release a 1/48th Dassault Mirage IIIE/O kit ref. Some CADs Source: http://www.master194.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=79680 V.P.
  13. Hello, I recently started the assembly of a pair of High Planes Mirage III kits. The in box review in pictures you can find on my blog: http://lietadielka.blogspot.fr/2012/05/mirage-iiio-nesher-s-high-planes-172.html. I would like finish both kits as an australian Mirages IIIO in a grey experimental camouflages. I'm currently working on an interiors.The basic cockpit color is a dark grey Tamiya acryl XF-24. The details are painted by various Vallejo, Revell Aqua and Humbrol Acryl colors. Pavol
  14. I picked up a High Planes 1/72 Martin RB-57D Canberra (Kit 7239), but it was missing the instructions. I am hoping some kind soul can scan their copy of the instructions and email it to me at lengesath(AT)cox(DOT)net. Larry
  15. Hi everyone, Freightdog Models will have some nice new items on sale at Telford, this year our stand has moved but we are still in Hall 1, now opposite LSA Models on the end of isle 1H. This marks our first show as UK stockist for High Planes Models of Singapore. Stocks of Finger, Dagger and Nesher kits are already available, and for the show we have a very limited exclusive Plus Pack boxing combining the Finger kit with resin parts and FCM decals to produce a Brazilian Mirage IIIEBR F-103E. I also have some HPM short run kits and resin sets on the way (including a few Avon Sabre’s in 1/48 a
  16. Source: http://www.hpmhobbies.com/high-planes-p-51a-mustang-precious-metal-ii-racer-kit-1-48/ 1/48th P-51A Mustang "Precious Metal II" racer kit by High Planes - ref. HPR048015. It's basically the 1/48th ICM's P-51A kit with High Planes resin parts and decals. V.P.
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