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  1. Been working on this on and off for the last year. Aftermarket decals otherwise completely scratchbuilt. Pretty pleased with the result.
  2. ok[/URL] Not a big fan of modern jets, but I find the early ones fascinating, I have a heinkel 178 and a gloster in my stash, so I've decided to build the four earliest jets( he 280 would be no four) I may add an XP 59 and even the Russian first jets later. So for no particular reason I'm kicking off with the Caproni. Starting with a set of plans , the cutting commences. Going to vac form the fuselage, but I'll probably make the wings and tail from a balsa core and skin them with thin plastic card.
  3. As I am finishing up the two Spifires in another thread, I feel it is only right that I try my best to rectify my earlier attempt at this aircraft. Thank the gods that there is a better kit and the Special Hobby Flora looks very promising indeed. Nice looking plastic, clean and well registered decals, some resin bits and instructions that match what's inside the box! I'll be building the Bulgarian Army Air force from the '1950s'...it's all rather mysterious, I guess! Lovely decals. The Bulgarian is Yellow 23, overpainted the Red 33...The Bulga
  4. When Vought designed their first jet fighter, a simple design with straight wings which first flew in October 1946, they must have thought that the only problems would be those associated with the new method of propulsion. In fact almost everything went wrong. Performance, particularly on take-off, with the J34 was abysmal and led to it being fitted with an afterburner which then required a redesign of the rear fuselage and, for the production version a longer front fuselage. There were many aerodynamic problems which required wing TE fillets, tail LE fillets and no less than 6 different versi
  5. My father built model airplanes and as a little boy I was inspired to build them too. I do remember that he was against building jets because, in his mind, they were all about creating havoc, death, etc...nothing beautiful about them, he felt, nothing romantic. So be it. I mean, what have any military aircraft been about? That was his philosophy and I must admit it poisoned me ever since. No longer! So I have built another jet, my 4th so far and certainly not my last. I have had more fun with these jets than a barrel full of monkeys and I cannot wait for the NATO/Warsaw Pact GB this sum
  6. Here's another two decade-old build, restored somewhat and improved with the addition of Tasman Models drop tanks. An F.20 of 771 NAS at RNAS Ford in the early 1950s.
  7. The aircraft in which 'Winkle' Brown made the first landing of a pure jet aircraft aboard a carrier.
  8. Two were built and the first one flew in December 1948. Rather similar to the De Havilland Swallow they were designed to investigate transonic flight. Both survived, the first is at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs and the second is in storage at the USAF Museum. Not a bad little kit. I resisted the urge to add any extras. It really should have had boundary layer splitters in the intake and perhaps more could have been done with the wheel wells and gear doors. Overall it seems about the right size and shape. I'm not too convinced about the canopy size and shape and the nose profile
  9. Here's another recent build, the Revell Ho229 (not Go229 as mislabelled on the packaging). More or less straight from the box, but with the inaccurate side panels removed from the cockpit bathtub, the voids underneath the exhausts filled and the Airwaves and Eduard photo etch sets employed to add detail. The guns weren't really visible after assembly, whereas the engines most certainly are. Curious how Revell decided to represent parts that were not apparent, but not those that were. Hope you like it.
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