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And here we go yet again. I built a Sternail about eight or so years ago for a friend in Saudi. As far as I know it's still somewhere in the Middle East. Must be about time to build one for myself. And not just any old Sternail either. This time I'm doing a two seater. BTW, What's a Sternail? I can post this one here because it's the one I built. At rest here in a garden just outside Riyadh. I've been stockpiling kit bits for quite some time, some were earmarked for this build. I did get a Hind off the bay but it turned out to be too small, so I've rethought the nose. Here's a sketch I made eight years ago. It shows how I built the last one and I'll do the same this time. A basic wooden frame covered with plasticard. (And filler!). Not my model but it shows the size of the beast. This is 1/35th scale BTW. You may notice the T-55 tank turrets holding thrusters at the rear. I don't have any this time. But I did have a couple of King Tiger turrets in a spares box. Go with what ya got! I bought some scrap Airfix Steam engines off the bay a while ago. On the far side of the top here is a wheel from a Battle of Britain class while closer to you in the piston assembly? from a Mogul. Other parts are mostly ex tank. Except this bit. The back. It's the tender rear plate upside down. Now if an X wing can have a loco fire box at the back, then I can use this bit! More train and tank bits. This side will be the lower one. This is the front. Tank fender, the rest of the tender rear and half leaf springs from an engine. Another view of the top. I've filled a couple of the holes on that big wheel and still need to rub it down. The brass rod above it isn't yet glued in place. The two turrets/Thruster housings. The side nearest you will be the upper one. Obviously as the turrets were identical the big wheel won't be uppermost on both. Ah well. I said the Hind wasn't going to cut it. (Unless I can find a cheap 1/48th Hind quickly). Back around 1984, when I was in Germany, I built a 1/32nd Puma. Having worked on them at Odiham I put a lot into it. It's been in a box for decades now and time (and my then building skills) haven't been kind to it. So it's being reused on this build as the nose section. It's a bit wide as is so I'll dismantle it further and cut out 10mm or so from the centreline. And, after a very enjoyable Sunday, mostly in the Mancave, this is where I'm at. I've asked in Wanted for a 1/48th F-14 or F-15 fuselage to use in this but no joy so far. I may have a way of getting along without it but it won't be so easy. Next up it's time to look at cutting some wood for the basic framework. As always, Comments, questions and suggestions are welcome. Thanks for looking, Pete
I've been using up my spare time on this weird and wonderful device. I started with the intention of scratchbuilding a 1/20th copy of the Fledermaus, because the kit is a silly price. But this one evolved into a 1/35th unmanned AI equipped aerial reconnaissance platform. I didn't want to slavishly copy the usual Luftwaffe paint, so I took a cue from the colour schemes used on RAF P-40's in the desert. The figure posed with it is from the Bandai Zeon universe and is slightly undersized, but does show the size of the beast. The basic fuselage was a Skycrane Helicopter but now upside down. Wings were B-58. The rounded shape was a spoon and droptanks. Behind that a 1/32nd Bf109 Cowling leading back to an Me262 nose. All these models were originally built in the early seventies. Decals used are from various sources. The tailplane was 1/32nd Bo105 Helicopter. The engines are from the 1/72nd B-58. I didn't even repaint the silver bits at either end. The gear is mounted on Skycrane sponsons and is Panzer bits while the skids were aerials under a Vulcan. Suspension would be by friction washers. The unit badge seen top right is a plain back shield. Two camera windows to the right here and the silver thing is another steering thruster. The thrusters are for use when in Anti gravity 'Hover' mode. What have they been burning in those engines? Not exactly clean and green! On the flaps seen here (and the wing leading edges) I use a thin self adhesive metal tape. On the flaps to deflect the engine blast, leading edges for anti erosion. A close up of the nose camera/sensor. Upside down was the easiest way to get this on film. A pitot probe? Why not? The two lights are ex Panzer, One has a blackout slit and the other a clear 1/25th car lens. And those are flare racks on the sponsons. That 'Sukhoi' tail. The tail light under it is a stick on 'jewel' from a kids craft set. Outside. This shows the desert fading of the paintwork better than the indoor shots. The Airbrakes stand out, but the orange I painted them with has worn/faded away. In the centre fuselage would be a generator engine for powering the anti gravity unit. Hence all those intakes/scoops. Exhaust would be behind the 'hump' Belly of the beast, and its not quite so vivid this time. A cross between Mediterranean blue and PR blue, I hope? The grey ball (ping pong) is an anti gravity unit as seen on the Falke. See the round thruster to the left of the flap? In front of that is an underwing light on both wings. Another kids 'jewel'. The thruster and jewel are in the holes where the outboard engines went. The yellow thing is an aerial/sensor pod. (Okay, it was a drop tank). And that is your lot. I hope there is something you like here. Any comments or questions are always welcome. Yes, I build these things because I can and I enjoy it! answers one FAQ for you. There is a build thread in WIP. Thanks very much for popping by. Pete
So I managed to finish three models over xmas.......jeepers. One I had already started and finished 95% OOB was this 1/20 scale Mashinenkrieger Mobile Suit Melusine. Pretty much a test bed for using chalk pigments on rounded surfaces. Forgive the face work, not my finest skill. Apologies for temporarily losing the images from photobucket.