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  1. The Pulqui 2, an aircraft designed by Kurt Tank based on the plans for the Ta 183, was planned at the end of 1947 for the projected Argentinian fighter designated I.A.e 33. Tank and Argentinian engineer Norberto Morchio competed to present the designs to the Fuerza Aèrea Argentina. Once both plans were finished, it was decided that both designers should work together for the project. The Pulqui 2 first flew in 1950, with 5 prototypes being produced before the coup d'etat that removed Peròn from power. After the coup, the Pulqui 2 project was left without supporters, with Tank abandoning Argentina and heading to India. 5 Pulqui 2s were manufactured, with only one surviving to this day. The aircraft is preserved at the MNA in Buenos Aires. Kosmosur 3D is a manufacturer of 3D models from Argentina. The owner, Eduardo, has produced several models in 72nd and 48th scale. Among these, is the Pulqui 2. The model features the typical texture of 3D printed models, which I'm not a fan of. I read you coule remove that texture with nail polishet without acetone, but I had no luck when trying that. The plane is divided in 10 parts: Rear and forward fuselage, three wheel wells, three wheels, a vacuform canopy and a pilot. The pilot wasn't glued to the floor of the cockpit, so I removed him and added some weight to avoid the aircraft being a tail sitter. The first thing I did was to glue the fuselage together, which I did by using epoxy glue instead of the more fragile CA. The landing gear comes molded with the wheel wells. The vacuformed canopy, my first ever canopy in this material, was carefully removed from the cockpit opening and placed inside a bag with the other small pieces. The kit came with decals from Calcas del Sur with options for three prototypes and a single what if with the scheme of the Sabre F-40. I don't have much modelling time since I've started university this March, so progress will be slow.
  2. Hello guys, I finished my Ta 154 in 1:48 from Revell yesterday. Decals, which were issued in 1999, worked pretty well.
  3. Photo taken originally from Facebook, this link was provided by @Homebee. If I ever come across with this kit, I´ll make sure to buy one. Or two. The image shows masks for the canopy and wheels, photoetch parts (Eduard maybe?), and a decal sheet with options for eight aircraft (you can´t leave aside Erich Hartmann, the ace of aces).
  4. The Pulqui 2 shares its history to the Second World War's Emergency Fighter Program of the Third Reich. Led by Kurt Tank, Focke Wulf designed the Ta 183 anf made a wooden mock up of it, before abandoning the design. When WW2 ended, Tank fled to Argentina, and took with him the plans of the Ta 183. The Pulqui 2 was Argentina's attempt at entering the jet age with a modern, swept wing fighter. Only four or five prototypes were produced when the coup d etat of 1955 happened. The new government decided to not produce the Pulqui 2, and decided to buy the F-86 (used) from the US. As a what if, I bought Academy's reboxing of the Amtech Ta 183, and decided to make it as an Argentinian aircraft. I inspired myself in the camouflage worn by the Mirage IIICJ in Argentina after thr 1982 conflict.
  5. After thinking I'd completed this this avo, it turns out I hadn't! This is the new HB kit from our friends at Creative Models, reviewed here, with Eduard's set of Photo-Etch flaps and some spare pre-painted PE seat belts pinched from a 109 to replace the somewhat oversized kit PE. The build was pretty straight forward, even cutting the wings and thinning the edges to accommodate the flap set, which was pleasant Paints were Lifecolor, with my own mix of RLM81, that adds a little extra brown tinge to the shade to differentiate it from 82 better. Matt varnish was Alclad's Flat Varnish, which is my staple varnish these days. The horrendously heavy exhaust staining was a mixture of Tamiya smoke and NATO brown, and I used Mig oils to add some streaks here and there. The wheels and lower parts of the landing gear were given a wash of Mig European Dust to simulate some muddy residue, toned down by rubbing my fingers over the surface. I caved in and bought some QuickBoost exhausts, but other than those items, it's TOTALLY out of the box! Can't think of anything else, so on with the pictures! A thoroughly enjoyable build to follow on from the slightly tricky Me.262 I did last (here), and as soon as the long winged versions are kitted by Hobby Boss, I'll be getting one, plus a Quickboost corrected Annular radiator cowling, which is a must in hindsight. If you're interested, the build thread is here. Next up is the new Meng FT-17 and Eduard Jugs over Germany reboxing of the Academy P-47D in 1:48. Work is already underway and I'll be starting a thread soon Review sample courtesy of
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