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  1. Hi gents! Here I'll try to build V-173 at 1:48 scale from Special Hobby. That's well known and as far as I know ultimate kit of this plane at 48 scale. My build was started at May 2016. I'll try to demonstrate some stages and current state in my next posts. Useful links: Walkarounds: great WA V-173 here at britmodeller (52+33 photos) WA V-173 restauration photos by Bill Spidle (44 photos) WA V-173 at flicr by Bill Spidle(97 photos) Texts: V-173 The Flying Pancake - restoration history @ Vought Heritage Restoration: Vought V-173 @ Air & Space Magazine Vought V-173 Flying Pancake Interior, etc. @ Sprue Bits/Internetmodeller Videos: Vought V-173 Flying Pancake @ YouTube by Jaglavak Military Vought V-173 Pancake Walkaround @ YouTube by Erik Johnston - splendid video walkaround with very interesting comments of Vought Retirees Club members Builds: Very inspirational build here at britmodeller (to my great regret, unfinished) by Jean Pierre Culis-Fery PDFs: Low aspect ratio aircraft @ DG2 Communique Iss#3 vol#1 pgs.16..30 The Flying Flapjack @ Mechanix Illustrated, may 1947 Also, when gathering information about V-173, I got in touch with Mr. Richard Guthrie (ex, V-173 restoration project manager) and Mr. Roger Stites (web-master of Vought Heritage) and they kindly shared some rare photos of V-173 (mostly cockpit and details) and gave permission for their publication. Pardon my probably strange English, 'couse it's not my native language.
  2. Hi all! Just finished this project several days ago. For the full build please see here - http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235005084-vought-v-173-flying-pancake-special-hobby-148 Some general view photos: Some more detailed photos: And with his brothers (or maybe with her sisters?). Always confused about english genders: cousins (thanks, Dennis!): Edited Jul 09 - all images links changed from greedy Photobucket to OneDrive
  3. Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. At the exhibition in Lviv I saw this model made by unknown modeller. I really liked it and I decided to buy it. By the way, it was quite a rare model. In the assembly it reminded me Revell or Italeri, rather than "Hasegawa". Some etched details added from my stocks. Everywhere there was displacement of molds that are especially irritated in small details. As a result, I couldn't manage to win it.
  4. The Vought V-173 "Flying Pancake" was an experimental test aircraft built as part of the Vought XF5U "Flying Flapjack". This aircraft is now part of the Smithsonian collection. It was restored at the Vought Aircraft plant in Grand Prairie, and is now on loan to the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas, Texas. Pics thanks to GeorgeUSA.
  5. Hello fellow Britmodellers, This is going to be my next project while I'm waiting for the weather to improve so I can start painting my P40B project. It has been sitting in the stash trunk for more than 20 years. Yes the trunk is quite full with mostly vacforms WWI scary things It is a shame it never flew I think it is a fantastic looking aircraft. I will start by cleaning up the plentiful flash and finding some info. Stephen
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