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  1. Mach II from France will have a new surprise at Telford for RAF post war transport aircraft lovers. Air Graphics is reported having partnered with Mach 2 and will be releasing resin update sets to compliment this new kit. To be followed. And the winner is a: de Havilland DH.106 Comet 4C V.P.
  2. Mach 2 (http://www.mach2.fr/avionsg.htm) is to release a 1/72nd family of Aérospatiale Ecureuil helicopters. ref. GP.059 - Aérospatiale AS.350 Ecureuil (French Gendarmerie) Source: http://www.aviationmegastore.com/as350-ecureuil-french-gendarmerie-gp059-mach-2-gp059-scale-modelling/product/?shopid=LM545799cb78d2964af7209c241a&action=prodinfo&parent_id=212&art=129296 ref. GP.060 - Aérospatiale AS.350 Squirrel (Royal Australian Navy, Army) Source: http://www.aviationmegastore.com/as350-squirrel-royal-australian-navy-army-gp060-mach-2-gp060-scale-modelling/product/?shopid=LM545799cb78d2964af7209c241a&action=prodinfo&parent_id=212&art=129297 ref. GP061 - Aérospatiale AS.550 Fennec (Royal Danish Army) Source: http://www.aviationmegastore.com/as550-fennec-royal-danish-army-gp061-mach-2-gp061-scale-modelling/product/?shopid=LM545799cb78d2964af7209c241a&action=prodinfo&parent_id=212&art=129298 V.P.
  3. Mach 2 is to release new boxing from its 1/72nd Vickers Viscount 700 kit (link) - ref. GP101 - Vickers Viscount 700 "United" Sources: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MACHGP101 https://www.scalemates.com/kits/mach-2-gp101-vickers-viscount-700--1200036 - ref. GP102 - Vickers Viscount 700 "British Airways" Sources: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MACHGP102 https://www.scalemates.com/kits/mach-2-gp102-vickers-viscount-700--1200037 - ref. GP103 - Vickers Viscount 700 "Air Inter" Sources: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MACHGP103 https://www.scalemates.com/kits/mach-2-gp103-vickers-viscount-700--1200038 - ref. GP104 - Vickers Viscount 700 "BEA" Sources: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MACHGP104 https://www.scalemates.com/kits/mach-2-gp104-vickers-viscount-700--1200035 V.P.
  4. I started this for the Helicopter GB but it was a real challenge. I'd seen stuff mentioned about Mach 2 kits needing a bit of real modelling and boy oh boy do they need it. On the good side is the shape looks right and it gluedtogether really well and strong, even the small bits. Which is just as well with sanding needed. On the debit side they have loads of flash, the transparencies are about 2mm thick and for this build none fitted. There is also a need to do some detailing, but with limited run kits I can cope with lack of cockpit detail, aerials and antennae. The end of the WIP can be found at http://www.britmodel...land-dragonfly/ and there is a link there to the first part in the GB. The biggest challenge was the transparencies and there are both a fair few cockpit windows, and the nose which is all plexiglass (I assume). The windows were trimmed sanded and polished with polishing cloths, multiple times and given a coat of Kleer eventually. They are smooth and generally fit but there are marks on them I could not remove, but I'll live with them. The nose was too narrow for the fuselage leading to filling and sanding ad nauseam. Not perfect but from a distance, I'll live with. Finished as WG670 (932) of the RNAS Lossiemouth Station Flight in 1955. Painted with Xtracrylix EDSG and Sky and transfers from a mix of Xtradecal and Microscale from the stash. Enjoy this version of the FAA's first widely used chopper. I'd like to do a silver or even blue grey one but I don't think I have the patience to do another. Hope folks like it
  5. This has been keeping me busy for the last month. Its a Mach 2 kit, so a lot of work was needed, a bit of an adventure but nothing too onerous if you are willing to put some effort in, except perhaps the transparent parts which were typical of this brand. That is to say, not transparent and not the same shape as the gap they were supposed to fit in! As sold, the kit makes an early Hu-25A version (serial 2111), but I applied a few minor scratch mods to kit and decals turn this one into an Hu-25D (late modifed Hu-25A). Whilst I can verify that 2114 was definitely converted to an Hu-25D, I'm less sure that it was based out of Miami, but hey ho. An interesting project that was a very long way from shake and make, but fun nevertheless and leaving a genuine sense of achievement. FredT
  6. I have had this sitting around for ages and it is time to build these interesting planes. I think it will take some time as the bits are horrible. Some scratch building I think. Box art. Instructions. Very in depth instructions. Decals. Very scary bits. Thanks for stopping by and if you can help please do. Stephen
  7. hello, mates! This is my Skyrocket 1:72 Special Hobby Cheers
  8. With my Shorts SC.1 on final approach, thought I would start the thread for my next build. Mach 2s 1/72 SNECMA Coléoptère. Developed by the French company SNECMA in the 1950s. It was a single-person aircraft with an annular wing designed to take-off and land vertically, Amazingly this flew nine times before being destroyed on its ninth flight. The pilot Auguste Morel survived. The obligatory box top shot. The detailed instructions. Just from initial looks, i know its not going to be a quick build. Looks like it will require lots of sanding & filling. Also the cleat parts are anying but.
  9. This is my Mach 2 X-24A kit. This is part of a double kit that includes all the parts and decals for the X-24A and X-24B. I am really not interested in building the "B" so I will probably bring it to my next club meeting as a freeby give-away. I am not going to knock Mach 2. The one time I needed to contact them for a missing part they were very helpful and sent me a new one right away. You just have to look on them as a good quality resin kit that is made in plastic so you can use your favorite plastic cement. The fit was good in some places, not so good in others. The canopy is more translucent then clear, so I did not spend a lot of time on the interior. Their decals were excellent; thin went down easy and the film just disappears, but I do think they are a tad larger then the should be. Paint was Alclad II Aluminum with a darker mix for the engines. All the pictures I have seen of the prototype show it a uniform finish, so I did not use multiple shades. Just 7 days from start to finish so a nice quick build. Next up is the Unicraft YO-3A, arg.
  10. Mach 2 (http://www.mach2.fr/index2gb.htm) has just released a new tool 1/72nd Learjet C-21 kit - ref.GP.057 Herebelow the first boxing. They'll be more boxing, a civil Learjet 35 (ref.GP.058 http://www.aviationmegastore.com/gates-learjet-35-swiss-af-gp058-mach-2-gp058-scale-modelling/product/?shopid=LM5437f81d922e6648aeb9de84a9&action=prodinfo&parent_id=0&art=125793), a Finnish AF etc. Sources: http://www.mach2.fr/learjet.htm http://www.master194.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=85229 At Kits Discount http://www.kits-discount.com/fr/maquettes-plastique/avions/mach-2/mach7257-c-21-learjet-1-72.html http://www.kits-discount.com/fr/maquettes-plastique/avions/mach-2/mach7258-gates-learjet-swiss-air-force-1-72.html V.P.
  11. Dixit a post in French forum Master194, after last year Argosy (http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234990603-172-aw-argosy-mach-2/) Mach 2 is to release at Telford SMW 2016 a 1/72nd Avro 685 York kit - ref. GP079, GP080, GP081 & GP082 No more details known for the moment. See also Mikromir same project: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235011331-avro-york-172/ Sources: http://www.master194.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=95530 https://www.facebook.com/1098581226825624/photos/pcb.1524328597584216/1524325614251181/?type=3&theater V.P.
  12. After the Sikorski S-51/HO3S-1 (http://www.mach2.fr/s51.htm) Mach 2 (http://www.mach2.fr/avionsg.htm) is to release a 1/72nd Westland Dragonfly HR.3 (BEA) kit - ref.GP.062 Source: http://www.aviationmegastore.com/westland-dragonfly-hr3-bea-gp062-mach-2-gp062-scale-modelling/product/?shopid=LM545799cb78d2964af7209c241a&action=prodinfo&parent_id=212&art=129299 V.P.
  13. Hi all, started this one a few days ago intending to make it a quick holiday build. The kit is the Australian Navy boxing of Mach 2's Squirrel. Parts require a lot of flash cleanup, no great problem in itself, I was still expecting a relatively quick build. I'd heard rumours of Mach 2 kits so perhaps I was naive - this one is fighting me all the way. The rear of the engine housing looks all wrong to my eye: And the exhaust is less than convincing: As a result I ordered some styrene tubing and will have a go at fashioning the exhaust myself. The rear of the engine housing has been hacked away and will hopefully be rebuilt into something a little more likelike. Whilst waiting for the styrene delivery I cracked on cleaning up the skids. As you can see, the fit is perfect . Cue another order for some brass rod to replace the 'legs' - which are completely the wrong shape anyway judging by the photos I've seen. And to top it all off, I still can't find anyone with the decals willing to sell . In the end I've started a Merlin build to run alongside to keep me sane.
  14. Hi all, Considering building a Soyuz after looking at the Machine 2 offering at Telford. The display model on the stand looked rather grand. Simple questions really, is the Mac 2 kit any good? What does one have to do to make it into Tim Peaks' machine. Any good photo resources? Thanks in advance! :-) Phil
  15. I started this for the Helicopter GB but it was a real challenge. I'd seen stuff mentioned about Mach 2 kits needing a bit of real modelling and boy oh boy do they need it. On the good side is the shape looks right and it gluedtogether really well and strong, even the small bits. Which is just as well with sanding needed. On the debit side they have loads of flash, the transparencies are about 2mm thick and for this build none fitted. There is also a need to do some detailing, but with limited run kits I can cope with lack of cockpit detail, aerials and antennae. The end of the WIP can be found at http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235005191-westland-dragonfly/ and there is a link there to the first part in the GB. The biggest challenge was the transparencies and there are both a fair few cockpit windows, and the nose which is all plexiglass (I assume). The windows were trimmed sanded and polished with polishing cloths, multiple times and given a coat of Kleer eventually. They are smooth and generally fit but there are marks on them I could not remove, but I'll live with them. The nose was too narrow for the fuselage leading to filling and sanding ad nauseam. Not perfect but from a distance, I'll live with. Finished as WG670 (932) of the RNAS Lossiemouth Station Flight in 1955. Painted with Xtracrylix EDSG and Sky and transfers from a mix of Xtradecal and Microscale from the stash. Enjoy this version of the FAA's first widely used chopper. I'd like to do a silver or even blue grey one but I don't think I have the patience to do another.
  16. I started this for the Helicopter Group Build but a combination of circumstances and the sheer amount of work needed with Mach 2 kits meant that I missed finishing it in time. I also lost interest in it for a while as progress was slower than expected. As someone else has said Mach 2 kits are very much 'sand-fill-sand-fill-and repeat' However, I've got restarted and want to very much finish this early British chopper. I believe, although licensed from Sikorsky, it was the first in a long line of helicopters from Westland's for the Royal Navy. Work so far in the GB can be found here http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234997959-westland-dragonfly/ There isn't that much to do. I had to repaint the demarcation as it wasn't right, paint the canopy, paint the tail rotor and main rotor plates, before final assembly. And de-mask the glazing, which was an absolute nightmare. The glazing not the masking and de-masking. Here is one side And the other (with the main rotor blades behind And a close up of the glazing. This side is not perfect but not too bad. However the other side is not so good. I will live with it though. I have tidied up all the bits and removed the healthy amount of flash but will leave them off until I've put the transfers on. I think I'll need to dig through the transfers stash and assemble something. I started with the BEA version as currently there isn't an RN version available and I'm not aware of any aftermarket. Unless anyone knows different.
  17. After looking at the helicopters in the stash I've decided upon this one. The Dragonfly was Westland's first Sikorsky licensed helicopter and the first used in numbers by both the Navy and RAF. This was the only version I could get at SMW but it has all the parts for a Royal Navy version. I'll have to find a set of transfers. I think an Extra Dark Sea Grey over Sky version rather than Aluminium finish. Like this: http://wp.scn.ru/en/ww3/f/616/9/0 There are three sprues, two grey plastic and one that can generously be considered clear. And there is a fair amount of flash, actually a lot - like a bad Airfix kit from the 60's. So first job will be to get the files and sandpaper out.
  18. Mach 2 (http://www.mach2.fr/avionsg.htm)is to re-release soon several boxing from its 1/72nd Dassault Mystère/Falcon 20 kit. - ref. GP007 - Dassault-Mystere Falcon 20 Decals French Aeronavale (re-release of MACH0472) Source: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MACHGP007000 - ref. GP068 - Dassault-Mystere Falcon 20 Decals Belgian Air Force Source: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MACHGP068 - ref. GP069 - Dassault-Mystere Falcon 20 Decals Air France Source: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MACHGP069 - ref. GP070 - Dassault-Mystere Falcon 20 Decals U.S. Coast Guards Source: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MACHGP070 - ref. GP071 - Dassault-Mystere Falcon 20 Decals Spanish Air Force Source: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MACHGP071 - ref. GP072 - Dassault-Mystere Falcon 20 Decals U.S. Cargo Ameristar (cargo door version) Source: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MACHGP072 - ref. GP073 - Dassault-Mystere Falcon 20 Decals Portugal Air Force Source: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MACHGP073 - ref. GP074 - Dassault-Mystere Falcon 20 Decals Norway Air Force Source: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MACHGP074 - ref. GP075 - Dassault-Mystere Falcon 20 Decals Pan American Airways Source: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MACHGP075 - ref. GP076 - Dassault-Mystere Falcon 20 Decals Australia Air Force Source: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MACHGP076 - ref. GP077 - Dassault-Mystere Falcon 20 Decals Armée de l'Air Source: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MACHGP077 - ref. GP078 - Dassault-Mystere Falcon 20 Decals Canada Air Force Source: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MACHGP078 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Original boxings: http://www.mach2.fr/myster20.htm V.P.
  19. 705 Sqn, RNAS Lossiemouth SAR Flight, 1961. Hi all, I'm pleased with the way this one has turned out, although certain bits of it (specifically the transparent parts) were a little "challenging". The underlying kit is the new Mach 2 BEA Dragonfly, but with a few small mods (blade crutches, tail skid, window shapes and searchlight fairing) plus a set of spare decals (actually I think they are old enough to be called "transfers") from the old Britavia vac-form kit. It fills another important gap in my RN Helicopter collection. Pictures taken outside on this stunningly warm May day (which also happens to be my birthday - hooorah! Those familiar with Mach 2 kits will understand my pain. But it was definitely worth iit!!! This particular aircraft is preserved at the North East Aircraft Museum. I'm still a little nervous about actually starting the Britavia kit, but this one has perhaps given me the kick I needed to create it an EDSG and Sky "shelf-mate" using the other decal set - so watch this space FredT
  20. Hi The old (from seventies) kit by Mach-2 of Heinkel He-114 is made in short- run technology. It has some kind of not good reputation. First look on models presented on fifferent forums in net nevertheless if they are done OOB or with some corrections usually reveals some problems with accuracy of shapes. The most obvious and frequently seen is error in distance between upper wing and fuselage. In model it is certainly too high. So certainly kits needs some corrections. The struts in model have to be shorted - that is for sure. I made a search of drawing in net and found on blueprint page one drawing ( http://drawingdatabase.com/heinkel-he-114/) withSwedish marings (here and later I will call it "Swedish drawings") , which looks very nice at first sight and some other much more basic. However and unfortunately - the nice looking Swedish plans did not survived comparison of some details with photos. There are several problems. On photos it is seen, the lower wing in real He-114 had straight, perpendicular to fuselage part of leading edge, and then becomes a rounded one at the end. The Swedish drawing show in all curved. In this case the shapes of model, compared to photos (http://pacificeagles.net/heinkel-he114/ ), looks OK. Second problem of this drawings are horizontal stabilizers. The model, if you glue it as it is, have trapezoidal stabilizers with almost symmetrical angles between fuselage and leading or trailing edges. The Swedish plan have the angles of this edges differnent. Moreover – the point of start of leading edges is moved forward about 2 mm in 1/72 scale. This is again not correct if you compare with photos, but here the shape model are also not OK. The stabilizers were not so much triangular. The other, not so detailed plans available in net suggest smaller correction – adding about 1 mm distance at leading edge to slope it a little backward. In this case the line between stable part of stabilizers and the elevators became straight if you look from bottom or from top. The rudder needs also correction. In model it is too pointy (or peaked) and the angle of rudder is to big (to much slopped forward). In Swedish drawings it is oposide - it is too vertical. Again – the correct shape is presented in those more ugly plans. Next is canopy. The most surprising is problem with interior of cockpit. It is detailed, but the details are mostly wrong. There are some photos available of cockpit http://www.aviarmor.net/aww2/_photo_aircraft/f_ger/he114/he114_cockpit1.jpg , http://www.aviarmor.net/aww2/_photo_aircraft/f_ger/he114/he114_cockpit2.jpg, http://www.aviarmor.net/aww2/_photo_aircraft/f_ger/he114/he114_cockpit3.jpg, http://www.aviarmor.net/aww2/_photo_aircraft/f_ger/he114/he114_cockpit4.jpg) Theyrevealed also a bit more trapezoidal in section look of canopy, different mounting of gun, a metal part above control panel of second cockpit etc. Going back to initial problem of struts and upper wing – the outside parts of upper wing have some dihedral (in model it is completely flat) and the struts between lower and upper wings have to be also a bit reshaped – the point of splitting them into two have to be lowered. Moreover, the mounting point of external struts (ie. those between lower and upper wings) have to be moved toward fuselage with changed angle. The shift on lower wing is some 4mm, on upper wing is twice more. The propeller seems to be too large also. That is for start. Perhaps there are other things to be corrected which I still overlooked . In my construction I will try to include all this needs of reshaping. In second post soon I will include some photos from construction - which started already. Cheers Jerzy-Wojtek
  21. Hello, I would like to present my recently completed 1/72 scale Mach 2 Piasecki HUP-2. I used some parts from the Amodel kit and theres a fair amount of scratch built details; the rotor hubs, most of the interior, the oleo struts and the front canopy is a homemade vac form. Decals are from modelart set 72/059 the roundels are from the Amodel HUP-2 kit. A tricky kit, but I had a lot of fun building it. I tried to replicate some chipping as well (first time I've tried this and I'm pleased with how it looks) Built as part of the Vietnam Groupbuild ( http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234987981-finished-172-piasecki-hup-2-58s-aeronautique-navale/page-1) this aircraft represents one from the 58S Aéronautique Navale based on the La Fayette 1954 (possibly in the Gulf of Tonkin). My standard Tamiya paint pot photo thanks for looking Cheers Aaron
  22. After the RB-57F (http://www.mach2.fr/rb57.htm and http://modelingmadness.com/scott/korean/preview/mach2/019preview.htm) Mach 2 (http://www.mach2.fr/avionsg.htm) is to release a 1/72nd General Dynamics WB57F Canberra (NASA) kit - ref.GP.063 Source: http://www.aviationmegastore.com/general-dynamics-wb57f-canberra-nasa-gp063-mach-2-gp063-scale-modelling/product/?shopid=LM545799cb78d2964af7209c241a&action=prodinfo&parent_id=212&art=129300 V.P.
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