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This project started out as something totally different and took on a life of it's own! This doesn't happen often to me, so it was a pleasant surprise and made for a fun journey. A bit of a backstory: Bernhard Manfred Waßertropfen - also known as Opa (Grandad) was seaking a way to fullfill his childhood dream - to travel the skies - free like a bird. He therefore took a long look at his old trusty 1904 Mercedes and decided there and then to transform it into a Aerocar. After a long time of tinkering and many trials and errors - he finally succeded and could take to the
I was looking for an 'easy build' as a break from my Memphis Belle and recent Valoms and my thoughtful daughters provided a solution as a birthday present, a 1/12 (or 1/8th?) Airfix (Nr. 51101) 1999 classic. The intention was a build for fun (WiP here). Built almost OOB but, at Procopius' suggestion (thanks PC) also as a sort of 'tongue in cheek' BoB tribute. Any concerns over scheme authenticity were explained by Procopius: "...this scheme was worn for a short period in 1940 by the Royal Cartoon Auxiliary Air Force's 1567 (Anthropomorphic Dog) Flight." Thanks PC. Here is the finished articl
Well, been a while. The last plane I built was the delightful 1/48 Hobby Boss Me262, and this kit is proving to be no less delightful and enjoyable to build so far. This kit has had been much maligned for various reasons: Intakes are slightly off, the mad-riveter has struck, the fuel tanks aren't off centre, too much detail in odd places (two entire engines) etc. etc. Now, while this may be true, there is a HUGE amount going for this kit as I'm finding out. Firstly, the cockpit; you would only be able to beat this cockpit with a resin cockpit, and even then some of the resin pits are not as