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Here is one of my Sweet 1:144 "BoB Aces" Hawker Hurricane Mk.Is built back in 2009. It represents V6555/DT-A, flown by Sqn Ldr Robert Stanford Tuck, No. 257 Sqn, RAF, from North Weald, October 1940. The kit was fully painted with brush except for the final matt varnish which was airbrushed. Thanks for looking Miguel
Hello everyone! Here is my Sweet 1:144 Messerschmitt Bf 109F-1 which I built in 2008. It represents the machine flown by Geschwaderkommodore Major Werner Mölders, Stab./JG51, Luftwaffe, from Mardyck, France, in April 1941. The Sweet kit is essentailly an F-4 so I had to make some modifications to make an F-1 (the F-2 is identical - the differences being internal). The changes involved adding a small intake on the starboard side of the engine cover, slightly reducing the diameter of the supercharger intake, filling in a panel line on top of each wing and squaring the oter ends of the main undercarriage bays. A final difference was leaving the bottom forward starboard corner of the (unarmoured) canopy unpainted. The kit was fully painted and varnished with brush. Thanks for looking Miguel
This is Sweet's simple but rather nice 1/144 Sea King, in kit-supplied markings for a Belgian AF Westland Mk. 48 of 40th Squadron Heli, working SAR operations out of Koksijde Air Base on the southern Channel coast. The 'hat box' search radar dome and 6-blade tail rotor are options included in the Sweet kits; my own additions to the basic kit include the tail-boom strake, scratch-built rescue hoist, nose-mounted FLIR and assorted sensors, aerials and antennae. I also swapped out the kit's overly-thick (and strangely-segmented) main rotor blades - which were the wrong style, anyway - for scratch-built versions of the later-design composite blades used on these Westland-produced models. For those who may be interested in the WIP build log, the link is here. Last but not least, a 'group shot' of my own tiny Sweet eggbeater squadron, featuring, in addition to the Belgian beauty above, (L) my recently-posted 'Bob and Doug McKenzie' Ch-124; and (C) S-61L conversion, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept. I love tiny Sea Kings!
Working on thinning out my stash of Sweet 1/144 Sea Kings. Next up will be a Belgian Mk. 48, as depicted in the kit instructions: More recent online photos of the same aircraft, #RS01 (serial WA 831, now residing in retirement in the Royal Museum of Military History in Brussels), show that it later acquired the larger 'hat box' search radar dome; this is offered as an option in certain of the Sweet releases of the kit, and I had one left over in the spares box, so on it went. The kit also includes options for the six-blade tail rotor as used by most European Sea Kings, and the 'clean' sponsons (without the original sonobuoy pallet and MAD boom used by the early USN models). The kit's pre-molded rescue hoist is a solid vinyl blob, so I cut it off to replace it with something a little more refined. All the 'greebles' which distinguish different models of Sea Kings - aerials and sensor fits, as well as details like pitots and mooring cables - will need to be added with bits of wire and styrene rod & strip. Not completely finished, but here she is nearing the painting stage: More as things develop. Thanks for looking in.