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  1. From 2 years ago, another toilet-equipped flying wonder. SBS' Latecoere 28 is a welcome addition to the slowly growing line of civil options provided by smaller (in size, but big in brains) manufacturers. SBS releases of the different versions of the DH88 racer and the Farman F.190 (and other subjects) are to commend in every sense. As said in the WIP article, you could build this kit as it is, but I decided to go a few extra yards to tweak it a bit and add some things. The "Comte de la Vaulx" (in honor of a FAI preeminent member), flown by Mermoz, realized the first commercial crossing of the South Atlantic and added a record for that to its existing numerous ones. The Late 28, part of the legend of "La Ligne", opened the South-American region to new horizons, and pioneered and heralded the future of commercial aviation for that part of the world. Names like Mermoz, Guillaumet, Saint Exupery and many others will grow to the stature of legends. In 1929 Saint-Exupéry was appointed director of the "Aeroposta Argentina ", a branch of the Aeropostale. I made for this kit a full interior (the manufacturer provides a full cockpit) with restroom and cabin equipment. If you are curious, go the to WIP link of this post, BUT it you really need to use the restroom, please note that the toilet discharges au plein air And now, images of the completed model (but why of why did I then photograph this model on grass instead of tarmac?)
  2. Dear fellow Britmodellers, here's my 1/72 SBS Fiat G.50 in colors of the Croatian Air Force in 1943. This was my very first full-resin kit, and while parts look beautifully crisp in the box, assembly is complicated by some fit issues. Wing-fuselage and engine-fuselage joints were the worst offenders. In the hands of an experienced resin modeller, this kit could turn into an absolute show-stopper - I'm just not one of them …. Painted with Gunze/Mr.Hobby acrylics, photographed by Wolfgang Rabel. Thanks for your interest.
  3. 1/10th Mookies miniatures bust of a RM SBS Commando during the Fanning head raid on the Falklands in 1982. Painted with acrylics - Vallejo, Tamiya, Andrea;
  4. A build from 2 years ago that illustrates the few corrections needed to turn the first SBS Model kit release -that had some teething issues- into a nice and accurate model. Adjusting the SBS Latecoere 28.3 "Comte de la Vaulx" kit: (The completed by the way is posted here: This was as said SBS's first release, it caught the attention of a large number of modelers because of its great detail and accessories. Now SBS has released other kits, which are a paradigm of perfection, but this first release evidenced some first-steps problems, now fortunately over with in the models I mentioned (and happily built): their De Havilland DH88 Comet racer, Farman F.190 and Caudron C.600. I mulled over building the Late 28 first release a long time, knowing that to correct its flaws some work had to be done. Now, this is the work of love of the person that made the masters and the manufacturer that kitted it, it took them a lot of work and time and resources, so criticism is always a difficult endeavor because it may upset or sadden someone. The kit has some great points and a few shortcomings, and we are very grateful that these guys released a kit of such an important plane. You could build this kit as it is (I have seen several already built) and the flaws may show only to the trained eye and not the general public, but I just can't leave it in peace. Finally, I gave up to its appeal, redeeming qualities and the fact that it has South American connections. To the task at hand: Wing: The first and foremost, and most evident flaw is the kit's wing, which is a bit of a flattened and thick pancake. Whereas airfoils exhibit a curved surface, this wing has a large central area of the cord that is as flat as the Pampas where the Late 28.1s used to fly in Argentina. The leading edge is too thick and blunt. The trailing edge should have very subtle scalloping, clearly visible in photos. The ailerons show on photos as much ribbing as the wing, and the same trailing edge subtle scallops. I had to do some kind of drastic and extensive work (but not really difficult) to remedy those issues, you will see it bellow. Canopy: As the canopy's upper and aft portion is inextricably associated with the wing, it has to be modified too. Details: Some details are missing from this rendition of the Late 28 (but present on the SBS newer releases), most conspicuously: Control linkages to ailerons (horns and rigid linkages under the wing, two per aileron, ailerons were a two-part affair) Floats wire rigging Tailplanes' rigging Tail control cables Navigation lights and other smaller details. Nose: The nose of this kit earned some criticism. It may be a tad stumpy, but the Comte de la Vaulx seemed to have a shorter nose than other Late 28.3s anyway, as can be seen in photos, which show some slight shape variations too. I'll leave it as it is, since it is not a bad match to my photos. At some point I saw on a magazine a review of this kit (long ago) where the author stated that some person in France had a resin replacement nose. I tried for ages to get a hold on him (his website is the best example of an online dysfunctional labyrinth) and I never got a reply to my many emails sent at different times, neither did a couple other friends, so do not count much on that. The level of detail in general in this kit is superb, as in all SBS releases, if a little overstated on the flying surfaces and also on the floats. It has a multi-part cockpit (that lacks the rudder bars but has other minute detail) with defined relief and a number of gizmos, completed by an assortment of etched parts. The aft cabin (after the solid space where the tanks were) has no detail, but the door can be posed open (as well as the cockpit door) so most likely I'll be filling that up even with a restroom, the modeling delight and joy of many fellow builders) which is exactly opposed to the door, so temptation is big. One strange technical issue on this kit is the absolutely solid and massive resin pouring block to which the fuselage bottom is attached. This is not a big deal, it just takes a little time with the right tools to eliminate it, but is awkward and cumbersome. You will have to do the engraving (matching perhaps the side panel lines) of the panel lines once your fuselage bottom is ready and clean. Wing airfoil is inaccurate, has to be re-done. Here sanded to shape and top of canopy matched also with some careful sanding-down: Rib detail re-constructed: Subtle scallops added at T.E. as per original: Floats' relief made more subtle: Horns added: Fitting test. I wish I could day it was a dry-run. It wasn't : Added detail: Scratched beaching dolly:
  5. Dear all, I am restarting my Hunter MK.59 I already tried to do once in a GB.... 2nd chance now, thanks to @Col.! most probably Iraqi Airforce, very late 60ies PJ productions tail correction already glued on I have amassed lot's of AM for this and a Mk6 I also have stashed somewhere.... time to build it now before Airfix jumps into the lead some of the resin does not really match each other, (seats, wheels, cockpit tubs......) but I hope to be able to select the most usable items .... that is all, but some more decals from DP Casper I still have to dig out!
  6. SBS new project is a 1/72nd Caudron 600 Aiglon resin kits: - ref. SBS7011 - Caudron 600 "Spanish Civil War" - ref. SBS7012 - Caudron 600 "Hungarian Air Force & Luftwaffe" Source: http://www.master194.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=91386 V.P.
  7. After the 1/72nd kit (link), SBS is to release a 1/48th Caudron C.600 Aiglon resin kit. Source: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1585215204832201&id=117380071615729 3D printer test picture. V.P.
  8. Update. Type: SAI / Skandinavisk Aero Industri KZ.II Træner - ref. SBS7007 Source: https://www.facebook.com/117380071615729/photos/a.210414378978964.51711.117380071615729/1067422703278123/?type=3&theater Source: http://www.airteamimages.com/sai-kz-ii_OY-FAE_denmark---royal-danish-air-force_182773.html V.P.
  9. SBS and Antarki Models are working together on 1/72nd and 1/48th Morane-Saulnier MS.315/.316/.317 series of kits. Source: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.948077698573524.1073741856.134774536570515&type=3 V.P.
  10. SBS Model is to release 1/72nd Farman F.190 resin kits - ref. SBS7008 & SBS7009. Source: https://www.facebook.com/117380071615729/photos/a.210414378978964.51711.117380071615729/1085201908166869/?type=3&theater V.P.
  11. Hunter Mk.59 Iraqi Airforce 6 day war 1967 Academy 1/48 one GB ended, so let us start a new one.... . just joking, really looking forward to this one for more than a year now! quite a lot of reseach already done last year in preparation for this GB, you guys helped tremendously already!!! http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234975520-hunter-mk59-mk59a-iraqi-airforce-questions-for-the-hunter-specialists/?hl=hunter here is what I have for now, I hope this will suffice As I understand it, the FGA.9 boxing is the way to go, only diference being the flaps and exhaust area (which will be replaced by PJ prodctions version anyways) some things I observed: wheels: Academy ones are said to be too skinny, but now????: quite a difference here in detail and proportions....... what do you think?? the same here in the cockpit area hard to think these represent basically the same..... both a vast improvement over the kit items nonetheless Werner
  12. Hi, A new cockpit set is available: SBS Model 48043 1/48 IAI Kfir C2 cockpit set for Kinetic kit Set contains MB 6. ejection seat for C2 version. C7 with MB 10 seat will follow soon! Further info: www.sbsmodel.com Best regards, Csaba
  13. We have released our first decal sheet: SBS Model D72001 1/72 Caudron Simoun D.635 in Military Service Further info: http://www.sbsmodel.com Best regards, Csaba
  14. Hi All, We have just finished some upgrade sets for Airfix Gloster Gladiator: 72018 1/72 Gloster Gladiator wheel set (covered) for Airfix kit 72019 1/72 Gloster Gladiator wheel set (spoked) for Airfix kit 72015 1/72 Gloster Gladiator engine set (Bristol Mercury) for Airfix kit further info: www.sbsmodel.com Cheers, Csaba
  15. Hi All, Our latest set is out now: SBS Model 72017 1/72 Bristol Blenheim engine set for Airfix kit further info: www.sbsmodel.com Cheers, Csaba
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