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  1. It's been a while since I built my last Falke, and that one ended up in Gulf (ish) racing colours, so here we go again with another. For those that don't know, here is a link to a boxtop picture of the Hasegawa falke. I do have one in the stash, but I prefer scratchbuilding. https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/2/6/0/101260-27767-98-pristine.jpg I usually change the basic design of the original and this case will be no exception. BTW, These can be built using a 1/48th P-38 and a 1/32nd car. I bought a built 1/32nd Revell P-38 off the bay some time ago. I thi
  2. I see that it's only eight days since I posted my last RFI. Damn this furlough! This one started when I was cleaning up the garage and found an old Butane lighter. I immediately thought, hover bike. So here we are.... I made up a small diorama to put things into perspective. The main body is the old lighter, that's a Christmas tree bauble as an anti grav generator and Yamaha forks at the front. The panniers are the fuel tanks (there's a gauge on this one) and there are airbrakes on them too for steering. The rear spoiler is ex Porsche 911. Front winglets are e
  3. Suddenly this afternoon it all came together, so I've taken lots of pictures in the hope that someone out there will like it, and may even be inspired to have a go themselves. The basic fuselage is strips of wood glued rather like a balsa aircraft and covered in plastic card. The nose section was a 1/32nd Puma, first built decades ago. There are original Sternail models out there. probably less than a dozen all scratchbuilt, I did one years ago. This, the Ausf D. would be a development of the original. Scale is 1/35th. It measures out at nearly 70cm. call it 2 feet
  4. Having just finished the Sternail earlier today, I was eager to start something else. At the Southwell show last year, I met a man who sold me some kreiger armoured fighting suit stuff. A part started Gustav and bits for a Heinrich. I opened the box, checked all the parts (arms and legs part assembled) and thought, Hmmm, put it together, paint it, done. Too easy. Or...... I raided the spares again. Found the remains of an Airfix Gazelle I built decades ago. The suits, as seen above, are based on the Hughes 500 fuselage. So, what if I use a Gazelle? The Hu
  5. 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.
  6. And I'm back again. A new year and a new build. The intention was (note the past tense) to scratchbuild a Fledermaus, which is a rocket propelled kreiger flier. Our man in Kalamazoo aka @Tzulscha very kindly photographed his, along with a ruler (f'nar) and I was all set to go. But, I don't have the correct rocket nozzles and, well, once I'd had a look in the model graveyard, the gears started turning in my head. Never a good result for the current plan in mind. Here's a fledermaus anyway.... https://houseofqueeg.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/fm-w042.jpg In the model gr
  7. Here's one I started earlier, Since early September to be precise. I'd wanted to build a kreiger Fledermaus which is a rocket propelled device, but couldn't find a kit at a decent price. I have boxes of bits and old completed kits, so I set out to scratchbuild one. But it evolved into something else due to the lack of rocket nozzles. The basic form of the model is from 1/32nd Phantom, 1/72nd SR-71 and Heinkel He177, with engines from a 1/48th A-10. Maingear is 1/48th TSR2, Nosegear and cockpit 1/32nd Me262. So what we have here is a subsonic delta winged night fighter mainly use
  8. And here, at last, pictures of the beast in it's finished form. A quick resume' first though. The Star Wars Slave One ship has always looked like a Hovertank to me. I managed to get one cheap 'with parts missing' from kitsforcash. A cut'n'shut job on the lower hull gave me the basis of the tank. The spares boxes & two cheap Airfix Tiger tanks gave me the rest. The figure is Rolf. He is the tank commander. A little short for 1/48th perhaps, but he is only about 18. He was in an Aircraft kit long ago. I just wonder, how noisy would this thing be? Forget stealth!
  9. 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 a
  10. EDIT JUNE 2018 - To see pictures please google sternail. Any pictures of the ship in a garden are of this build. There is also a photoshopped image of the ship with clouds in the background. Yeah, thanks Photobrokit. Pete And there's more! This one I built about a year ago, I think. There are, In the Ma.k universe, Two types of Sternail. Both Space going and operated by the opposing sides. One is large & grey, The other smaller & white (usually) So far as I know, there are only a few of these around. The small white one can be had a
  11. Given the interest in my completed builds I thought that maybe someone out there might want to see just how I come up with these things. This one will be a small walker built using whatever I can find amongst my redundant kits & bits boxes. No prizes for guessing the origin of any of those bits! I can tell you I started with a SMER 1/48th Swordfish that I bought years ago just for the floats. I chopped off the tail section and added a Wessex nose to the front. Engine unit goes on the back and tank bits on the side along with (I think) Buccaneer drop tank halves? The grey part
  12. Here are some more that I've built over the last few years. Like the original they are all based on a car with aircraft bits added from the spares boxes or kits obtained cheaply. Another desert Falke variant, this is to 1/48th and started life as a Porsche 911. Intakes are B-26 1/48th. The gun is the inside of a permanent marker pen, engine is bits with a truck wheel on the end! Yes, those are Tiger tank turrets, over 40 years in the spares box! Now they are swiveling thrusters. Next, inspired by Pacific based Corsairs etc, this one is Airfix Jaguar based with P-38 intake
  13. As requested, here are some more of my scratchbuilds from the maschinen kreiger universe. An earlier build of mine, sternail, can be found on here by using the search box at the top of the page. Oddly, the ma.k universe has two ships called sternail. The first here was inspired by the LUM Camel. The body was built from the caps of three deodorant cans. The cockpit is a pencil sharpener. Legs are a balsa and plasticard sandwich. The feet came out of old hardrives. Everything else is from bits boxes. Next up, this one was inspired by the Heinkel UHU (ish) Again the cockpit i
  14. 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 t
  15. Thanks to the nice comments on my Falke variant post, here's another one I built back when I was in Saudi. It didn't take long and was fun to do. The legs and base are from Japanese robot kits. The nose is B-25 strafer and there are a couple of model aircraft engine cowlings in there. This one now lives in Bahrain along with my Sternail build (search sternail on here) and others I built over there. The idea is that it is a robot used for reconnaissance. The SAFS figure is 1/35th The yellow paint speckles give an insect like theme and were achieved by using an old spraycan that was
  16. I've been asked to put these on here, So I hope you like them! I've taken basic models/objects and adapted them to fit the maschinen kreiger universe. The first one I finished last week. It was a 1/30th scale walker from Aoshima, brought back from Japan. It looked a bit 'Fairyland' to me so it was told to tighten up & be more butch. I did take prepaint pictures so you could see where bits came from. Dunno where they went! So, It's Aoshima + Schwimwagen & tank bits with spares box add ons. The Panzerschrek & their carriers are homebuilt. Now in the background
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