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  1. VPBR

    Vihor tank

    Hello. I am planning to build a vihor tank. Since there are no kits for this tank on the market I ll have to modify the T-72M 1/72 Revell kit or some other. The vihor tank was partially based on soviet T-72. The frame is the same, the number of wheels, the gun and some other smaller parts such as headlights and machine gun on the top of the turret. Other parts are different such as the turret, side rubber skirts, mud fenders, upper plate on the hull and other things. The biggest challenge will be the turret modification and I don't know how to pull that out. I have no experience in scratchbuilding so I ll need a lots of advises. One of my plans was to buy a resin modification set for the M-95 degman tank which is based on vihor but I ll have to cut a lot and still wont have that I need. I ll post you the pictures of vihor and then you'll be able to tell me what to do in order to convert the T-72 tank into this one> THANK YOU IN ADVANCE
  2. Hello , This is an old diorama ( i built it 25 years ago ) it doesn't exist anymore because of an "accident" in a moving house. ...only 2 pictures to remember it A typical 60's little wooden boat ( with a little inboard engine ) leave a small harbour in Côtes D'armor
  3. Hi guys! Let me show you one o my older plane. It was a really quick building out of the box, with some scratchbuilding just for fun! Hope you like it, thanks for watching! Matyi from Hungary
  4. Hi, Promised few days ago and just finished - second one radial Audax, this time with 9-cylinder Bristol, next of my "Hawker Hart Family mass production" - the Hawker Persian Audax. Model was scratch converted and detailed from AZ Hart B4 kit. Markings are following the Profile Publication scheme with small differences based on speculations or photos In Interwar section I tried to discuss confusion I have with details http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234986512-persian-audax-1941-confusion/ - many thanks for most of all John Aero for his comments, which encourages me with finish. This machine is in markings of 4th regiment based in Abadan. However - the numberals on cowlings and upper wing are Perisan "2" - why not "4"?. The individual number is 253 (read from right to left). She is suppoused to take part in few days war against British-Soviet invasion of Iran in 1941. Since it was short war and before it machine was exploited in peacefull time and was repainted shortly before the war - I made very delicate weathering despite desert condisions there. Here she is: Comments welcome and thanks for watching Regards Jerzy-Wojtek
  5. Hi, Something what I just finished, not the archive one. Northrop Gamma 2E, China markings from second Sino-Japan War, Hankow 1937 (till perhaps 39?) I started this about two years ago and was standing unfinished for a long time. I will try to explain a bit why it was going so slowly - but first I would like to present the photos: Here I realized, that some mud or dust must be added on w wheels, so I added: The model is scratch conversion of Williams Bros Northrop Gamma 2a/2b kit Here is a couple with another Gamma from my shelves - the Spanish one 2D. And here those two with Northrop Delta - which I also converted from the same kit: They used the same wings, undercaridge, horizontal tail, in case of Gamma 2D and 2E they basicly have the same fuselage, but 2E has shorter engine bad... Gamma 2D and Delta were alredy posted separately before. Well, I have to confess something. All those three models are made from a single Gamma 2A/B kit from Williams Bros.... I breed them - I copied some needed parts in resin... Here one can see that it was resin indeed: I engraved the lines and added details which differ them.. The canopy is made of 15 separate sheets glued together : This was a kind of pure "academic" work (opposite to work on Delta, which is really hard to get AFAIK ) since the Gamma 2E exists as nice resin kit by RS. Nevertheless - It took me some time. Finally I would like to present my small set (as yet) of China airplanes from first part of second Sino-Japan (before 1941). All of them I posted already separately (Dewoitine, Vultee V11, I-153) Thank you for watching, comments welcomed and regards Jezry-Wojtek
  6. Hello everyone: group photos of my recently finished Egyptian MiG-17F and MiG-17PF Frescos: the MiG-17PF in natural metal is from around the 1967 war with Israel. Hobbyboss plastic (very good, hardly any problems) still in UARAF (United Arab Republic Air Force) markings, decals are sourced from various sources, the 31st squadron "bat crow" unit insignia was printed at home with the artwork provided by Tom Cooper, thanks!!, see in progress build KK-2 ejection seat is from Aires (a bit small!), 23mm cannons and pitots are from Master and very recommendable! the MiG-17F is from the closing stages of the war of attrition/ beginning of the Yom Kippur war, in cmouflage colors, but an example apinted before the Nile valley camo scheme was introduces fleetwide. the flag shows the Hawk of Quraish which was used from late 1972 up until the 80ies when it was slowly replaced by the current Eagle of Saladin. Decas are Hi-Decals, which at the moment seem to be the only ones who provide the correct flag for this time frame. the decals were reshaped though. Arab numbers come from the Iraqi airfoces decals sheet from Lindenhill decals. cannons and pitots are from Master, the KK-2 ejection seat is from Neomega resin (very recommendable!) the MiG-17F is armed with one 37mm and 2 23mm cannons in the nose, as well as 8 Sakr rockets and 2 250kg bombs on fuselage pylons only to be found on Egyptian MiG-17s! in progress and lots of additional information from Tom Cooper, many many thanks!!!!, without your help this build would not be half as accurate!!!!!, and all the others that contributed can be found here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234974798-mig-17f-and-pf-fresco-june-1967-and-war-of-attrition-1967-1973-double-build-148/ so here some impressions: now fully armed: more photos of the individual planes will follow soon if you want thanks for looking, reading and your comments! regards, Werner
  7. Hi Some months ago I posted photos of my scratch build of Caproni Ca 309 Ghilbi http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234971248-caproni-309-ghibli-scratch-172/ Continuing - next from Caproni shelf - the Ca 310 Libeccio in Norwegian markings. Norway had only four Ca 310 received, although initially they wanted 24 of them. In net it is now easy to find some photos: http://www.airwar.ru/image/idop/bww2/ca310/ca310-15.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caproni_Ca.310#/media/File:Caproni310.jpg It was much worse years ago when I was making this model... I made this model as scratch conversion of Italeri Ca 311 about 10 years ago. Whole fuselage is a scratch construction. In fact - it is even worse. The whole model is made from resin, all parts which are the same with Ca 311 like wings, engines, propellers, tail are resin copies of Italeri Ca 311, not the original styrene parts. I had just one Ca 311 and wanted to do have two models...Or rather three - since some copies were used also to construct Ca 309. Obviously it would be much simplier to convert them from normal plastic kit. But those days Ca 311 was not available at all. And this way there was more fun, do you agree? -I hope "yes"! I made it on wheels - It is likely that during German invasion in April 1940 she should wear skis, not wheels. But I did not have drawings for skis. So I made wheels. Nowadays there is a nice model from MPM with skis already in...However - I found recently in net a photo of captured Ca 310 in Stavanger - and she is on wheels. Anyway - mine is on wheels http://xoomer.virgilio.it/f5avipatches/ca%20310%20page.html So, mine Ca 310 looks like this: Thank you for watching - comments welcome Regards Jerzy-Wojtek
  8. Hi, Of on my (edit - I raplaced "younger" to "more recent", not to confuse) work - just ten years (edit_ means- ten year ago). In times when no Do 215 wa as kit on market I made a scrach work to produce Do 215 B5 night fighter out of Monogram Do 17 Z. New nose including light and radar, whole engines - but also I corrected too large wing chord of Monogram kit. Result is not as nice as surely one can produce now from ICM kit (I heard on BM that also with some effort needed to corret flaws), Anyway - I hope you will enjoy. I was trying to remove silvering of original stencil decals but gave up... sorry for this. Markings are of II/NJG 2 (R4+DC) based in Leeuwarden, Netherlands in summer 1942, came basicly from drawer. Comments welcome Jerzy-Wojtek
  9. Hi, Next archive Japan airplane. Namely - two of them. Both made from the same kits. Yes!. The kit was Hasegawa Ki-61Hien (Allies code "Tony"). I made her OOB as Kai 1c version and from another one I made scratch conversion to Ki-100 II Goshikisen (the radial version with step-back canopy and different front part of canopy as well). I made them about 20 years ago, in those times the only one Ki-100 kit in 1/72 came from old Aoshima. There was no Hasegawa kit for it yet. Markings: Ki 61 Kai 1c is from 244 Sentai (Headquaters), Tokyo, Nov. 1944, Ki-100 is from unknown to me unit, from winter 44-45. Comments welcome, regards Jerzy-Wojtek Ki-61 Ki-100 II (scratch conversion from Ki 61) Thank you for watching
  10. A very very long time ago I started on a B737-200 I wanted to set myself a challenge so I decided on a project to build a B737-200 Combi fitted with a gravel kit etc. and with all the doors open being loaded up in the snow of the Canadian north....... Over a few weeks I collected together a kit, some AM stuff etc. as a starting point: The Airfix engines are known to be a poor representation of the -200 engines (narrow pylons being the first issue!) hence the braz resin engines. All was well until I looked at the Braz engines in the above shot.... which had degraded silicon bits from the mold down their tail-pipes... not good! but Hannants were their excellent selves and we quickly determined that all 2 of their remaining stock had the same issue so they went back for a refund. A bit more online retail therapy and I had some Nazca decals and the authentic airliners resin engines (lovelly things): I know the extratech PE is for a different model of B737 but I was using it for the common parts.... A few weeks later after some scratch interior building, cutting a cargo door opening and I was thinking about the cargo door itself: But in the end the windows just didn't look right and the internal detail on the whole aircraft was poor, the windows are in the wrong place on the model, the doors are wrong and the nose shape and cockpit windows are also way off..... Skip forward 3 years and I started using 3D printing at work to build replicas of skulls (useful for teaching anatomy). I've been modelling aircraft in 3D programmes for years (used to sell them for flight simulators) and remembered I had a 727 model somewhere.... the fuselage isn't that different so it might be easy to adapt it to make a 737-200. Skip forward another year of messing around in Blender, 3DStudioMax, ZBrush, Polyworks, Rhino and all manner of other 3D programmes I work with and I had a set of STL models that I was happy with. So this Christmas I borrowed our newest 3D printer from work and this is what we get: These are my external shape masters.... but there was a problem. It was cold the day I went out and left these to print (18hour print time at 40micron layer size) and I wasn't thorough enough with the glue (pritstick) on the glass build plate so I ended up with the left side's nose lifting off the build plate and warping (bugger!): Now printing a new left side wasn't an issue but it takes a lot of plastic and 9 and a bit hours! so a quick edit in blender and I printed off just the nose section from just forward of the left door: Might have been a bit OTT with the glue this time as it took 3 hours soaking in warm soapy water to get the damn print off the glass! Next up: how to perform rhinoplasty (nosejob) on a 737.... Marked up and chopped off the dodgy nose: Lined up and glued the new nose on using the right hand side as a guide: A bit of Perfect Plastic Putty (wonderful stuff!): Have just sanded off the excess filler and it all looks spot on. Next up printing the internal details masters, molding them all in silicon and then casting the rough resin detail masters from these molds. I'll then add all the small details, panel lines etc. on those resin casts as the 3D printer plastic is very hard and therefore difficult to sand etc. More later. FB
  11. After lurking here for some time I have finally taken the plunge and decided to post a WIP. Some caveats... this is not going to be quick or easy and could well remain unfinished - I just don't know what my skills are at this point. I was so unsure about posting a WIP I never took any photo's throughout the build up to this point. I'm sure you guys will still get the idea though. So, starting with some basic materials, and an even more basic tool kit. I managed to amass a bunch of parts similar to those shown here. It sure is a lot of faffing about to post an image here (other forums I am a member of allow you to upload images directly). Can someone confirm if the image above can be seen? So.. plastic buttons, plastic spheres, styrene sheet, beams and some brass rod - whatever could it be?
  12. Hi, I want to show today still some kind of rarity from my shelves - Avro 679 Manchester. (BTW: I am still surprised that there are apearing new Lancasters but no regular kit of Manchester or York. The same with Wellingtons and Warwick...). I made the scratch conversion of this model in ... 1998. A couple of years from now.... This time it was my the most advanced project on scratch conversion. I hope all will agree that the best available Lancaster in 1998 was that one by Airfix, the 8th series one - so this was chosen by me as the "base". It was a late variant, so beside doing "new" (smaller) stabilizers, additional vertical tail, deeply reshaped wings and Vulture engine I had to make smaller front canopy (moulded and glued from two parts - the flat part is glued in ), lower astro dam and smaller tyres... However - still I like the result, I hope you will enjoy it as well . The machine is L7284 from 207 Sq RAF, winter 1940/41, UK. She served until 1943, I think - but not all time in 207 Sq. Finally she was scraped out. This is the second member of Lancaster family I am posting - the first was York, which I posted in August or September. . Still there are two Lancs to show, waiting on shelf... Please have o look - and I hope enjoy it- any comments welcome Regards Jerzy-Wojtek P.S. In Krakow there was no nice weather today for making photos, neither iside nor outside - it is -1C and fog. - so the photos are in mixed artificial and day lights one is with flash - sorry for this. Some noising appears sometimens. But I did not post any photos for more than week, please excuse me...
  13. Hi, One of rare topic, I think - Avia Bh 33, Croatian AF. Unit "Skupina Cenic" (something like a "Cenic team" ) 5th Zrakoplovna luka (whatever it menas?) Banja Luka , 1942. She is an Ikarus licence produced airplane in Yougoslavia before WWII. ex- RYAF The wings (and as fas as I remember also horizontal stabilizers) were taken from Avia Bh 21 Kovozavody Prostejov, and the whole fuselage was deeply reshaped. And the engine....This was a sculpturing work. The u/c is also scrtach build. The decals coused problem since they are very thick and even microso/microset did not helped a lot... I hope you like it anyway. Comments welcomed. Regards Jerzy-Wojtek
  14. Hi, I slowed down posting content of my shelves, because I started to made some sctrach conversions, which I posting on WIP forum. And one have to work also... Today I will try to present something very special for me. This is one of only few models in my collection, which are scrach conversion made out of epoxy resin, in which I used copies of main model parts done by myself. This was the first attempt. One I alredy posted - it was Airspeed Envoy, which I prepared making copies of key parts (like wings) of Airspeed Oxford from Pavla. The model presents Caproni Ca 309 Ghibli, This was so called "colonial" airplane - designed for transport but also for some small battles like estinguishing revolts... Its precursor was Caproni Ca 308 - a small passanger aircraft. The next was Caproni 310 - bomber followed by series of further developments Ca311-314. The main source of copied parts was then Caproni 311 by Italeri. Ca 309 has similar dimentions but much tight fuselage and dfferent, smaller engines as well as fixed u/c nay many other changies. Clear parts are some glued from separate windows (as I shown in Percival Gull post in WIP) and nose glass was home made by means of pressing it by purposely made mould. There is a small story behind this my conversion. In one show of models in Krakow's Museum of Aviation I shown Kaproni-Bulgaria KB 11 Fazan - made completly out of scratch (I posted her in September in RFI). And one collegue, who was in Jury of this contest told me - "Fazan is a vey intersting model. But there was another Bulgarian Caproni (or rather Kaproni - Bulgarian branch was written by "K" , since they use cyrilics) - this was a licence version of Ca 309. It would be something if you can do this for next contest". So I tried. But instead of rather dull Bulgarian dark green/light blue camo I made it in original Italian markings. And it became one of a laureate next year (but not the first prize)... The markings are from 104 Squadron, 1 Gr. A.P.C. (whatever it menas), North Africa 1940-41, Reggia Aeronautica. Painting by brush (dry brush to imitate spraying). Decals by ESCI from different sets of Italian airplanes. Please enjoy it and comments welcomed! Regards Jerzy-Wojtek
  15. Hi, Next Britt, which went for Spanish Civil War - Airspeed Envoy. Republicans, 1938. I did this model ten or eight years ago, making a scratch conversion of Pavla Airspeed Oxford.The Cheetah engins and propellers comes from Airfix Anson - it remains me after conversions of Ansons into Mk V and Mk XII (I posted photos of them in August, I think). Now there is a very nice kit of Envoy by RS. It is perhaps wearing even the same markings. New model makes my efforts sometime useless. I have a couple of examples like that, that I made scratch conversion and then nice kit apeared...That is life Here she is: Regards Jerzy-Wojtek
  16. Evening all! Apologies about the photo's quality (or lack of quality)! This quick little 2 hour build started from an obsession (practically everything nuclear weapons, cold war or anything military post ww2). I have been aware of the Topol and Topol-M missiles for quite a while and have always wanted to build a model of one, naturally, and having seen the new Zvezda offering I decided to think about making my own. Weeks went by with nothing much being done until I came across the Zvezda Topol model in my local model shop, when I got home I sat down with some plasticard, some plastic tubing and some foamboard and created a model of the Topol-M in its "erected" position. As said previously it was all made in 2 and a bit hours with only classical music and glasses of water to keep me going! I don't know the scale as I started from the ground up and so the wheels of the Topol were scaled down to the width of the tubing and everything went from there. Hope you enjoy! Sam
  17. My gesture of self-sacrifice for the modelling community - finished just in time Sword and then RS Models released their state-of-the-art Sagittario kits. Well, at least I wasn't then spoilt for choice and yes, I still managed to use a few Pavla parts (however, modified)... Some in-progress pictures:
  18. I'm an ex detail freak and have seen work on this site that is absolutely beautiful, stuff my failing eyesight and shaky hands couldn't come close to achieve, but....it drives me nuts to see guys adding wiring loom details and twisting them, as an ex aircraft electrician I have to implore you, don't do it, wiring in real live demands equal OCD levels of attention and is NEVER twisted, it is a sparkies pride to ensure wires NEVER cross because it would cause chafing. So please take this onboard you detail freaks and keep up the ever increasingly good work
  19. I represent you model from the last. Old Hasegawa kit and catapult cut from plastic. Seagull Painting pre-war, light cruiser Phoenix, 9th division of cruisers. Catapult P VI standard catapult military USA navy. It was used all war, on cruisers and battle ships. From Pearl harbor until the end of war. Under it 4 float-operated scout, the spotter of fire are developed. Curtiss Soc3 Seagull Vought-Sicorsky OS2U Kingfisher Curtiss Co3C Seamew Curtiss Sc-1 Seahawk Everything was built here and here: catapult http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/viewtopic_t_39269_start_0.html Seagull http://karopka.ru/forum/forum259/topic15251/ Catapult
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