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adey m

AIRCRAFT DIORAMAS AND AIRFIELD BUILDINGS, VEHICLES AND EQUIPMENT

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Brilliant Adey !

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1/144 ACADEMY MINICRAFT BOEING B-47 STRATOJETS

 

The following 1/144 scale Academy Minicraft Boeing B-47 Stratojets were built by a fellow model club member Kevin and are displayed on a diorama base which I made and which represents the Y-shaped bomber hardstandings built at USAF bomber bases in Britain in the 1950s at such airfields as Alconbury, Chelveston, Stansted and Bruntingthorpe.

 

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Kevin's 1/144 ACADEMY MINICRAFT Boeing RB-47H Stratojet with my scratchbuilt power trolley.

 

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Kevin's 1/144 ACADEMY MINICRAFT Boeing B-47E Stratojet.

 

Unchocked aircraft.........naughty........I hope they have their parking brakes applied..................................

 

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Both of Kevin's 1/144 Stratojets on the Y-shaped bomber hardstanding. In the background is Kevin's scratchbuilt 1/144 Convair XC-99 in which he used the wings, tailplane, rudder and undercarriage from an Academy Minicraft B-36 and joined them to a scratchbuilt fuselage. Also in the background is my 1/144 Boeing WB-50D.........................BOTTOMS UP...........................

 

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The two 1/144 Stratojets on a scale USAF bomber hardstanding...........good job it is not 1/72 scale...................

 

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Here you can see the USAF Y-shaped bomber hardstandings at Stansted in the 1960s.

 

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Kevin's 1/144 Stratojets displayed on another of my bases representing the other type of USAF bomber hardstanding built at bases such as Brize Norton and Fairford.

 

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And here we have Kevin's 1/144 Stratojets displayed on another of my bases which represents the USAF bomber hardstandings built at Greenham Common and Lakenheath.

In the background is my 1/144 CORGI B-52E Stratofortress.

 

 

 

 

 

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More cracking dio's Adey! This thread is pure inspiration - I want to go & dig my Stratojet out of the stash now! (but must behave & finish some stuff first!)

 

Keith

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15 minutes ago, keefr22 said:

More cracking dio's Adey! This thread is pure inspiration - I want to go & dig my Stratojet out of the stash now! (but must behave & finish some stuff first!)

 

Keith

 

Hi Keith,

 

I started a Hasegawa B-47 last year but spent so much time scratchbuilding the cockpit that I became bored with it and put it away for another day.................

well that day has arrived, it has been decided that three of us in the model club are to produce a 1/72 B-47 each for the North Shields show in June................

so that is my next project decided then........................and of course each Stratojet will require a hardstanding......looks like I am going to be busy.............................

 

cheers, Adrian

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I look forward to seeing it (or them!) Adrian - luckily mine is one of the little ones!

 

Keith

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1 minute ago, keefr22 said:

I look forward to seeing it (or them!) Adrian - luckily mine is one of the little ones!

 

Keith

 

Well that would make a good  little two week project for you Keith........................maybe I should get my 1/144 Stratojet out too ..........these could be our little projects for the next two weeks.................mmmm...........1/144 scratchbuilt cockpit. canopy open, crew hatch open, bomb bay doors open and detailed bomb bay, main wheels steerable..................mmmmmm

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2 hours ago, keefr22 said:

Two weeks? It'll take me that long to find the thing...!! :D

It will take you longer than that to open the box.:lol:

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1/144 WELSH MODELS Vickers Valiant B1  ( revisited )

 

A selection of new photos of my 1/144 vacform WELSH MODELS Vickers Valiant B1.

 

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1950s MATCHBOX 10 Ton Pressure Refueller which I repainted. Scratchbuilt plastic card ground equipment.

 

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" okay who has the keys "

 

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Handpainted 15 Squadron badge on tail.

 

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A view from bzn's cherry picker.....................

 

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AIRFIX HS Dominie T Mk1 flying over AIRFIX HMS Devonshire.

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AIRFIX 1/72 HS Dominie T Mk 1 flying over AIRFIX 1/700 HMS Devonshire .

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REWORKED 1/72 CORGI Liberator GR III

 

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My CORGI Liberator GR III as it was from the box .........festooned with ASV aerials in the nose, rear fuselage and wings and with undercarriage legs that are too long.

 

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Photograph of the real Liberator that CORGI based their model on. Note the pitot aerial on the side of the nose that CORGI mistook for a 0.50 gun.

Also note the Boulton and Paul four gun rear turret.

 

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Here is the fuselage after I dismantled it. Mad Max character in the nose with a 0.50 calibre in each hand and the two pilots wearing strange hats.

Incorrect tail turret for RAF version.

 

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The new and correctly sited crew members and the painted interior.

 

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The one-piece heavy wing casting screwed to the top half of the fuselage.

 

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My reworked Liberator on display at South Shields. I have shortened the undercarriage legs..........this was not easy as they are very strong and hard castings to support the very heavy model. I have replaced the troublesome and ugly aerials with a retractable radar. And the tail turret has been changed to the correct type by replacing with a tail turret from an Airfix Halifax III.

 

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The search radar in its retracted position.

 

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1/72 CORGI RAF Coastal Command Liberator GR III on a wartime frying pan dispersal diorama.

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1/144 TRUMPETER Kawanishi Mavis

 

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1/144 Trumpeter kit Kawanishi Mavis in surrender markings diorama seen at Huddersfield Feb 2017.

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Great work Adey esp the B-24.

 

BTW Do you break in to an industrial unit for your photo shoots ?

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1/144 MIKRO MIR Blackburn Beverley in Middle East diorama

 

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1/144 MIKRO MIR Blackburn Beverley in Middle East camouflage scheme seen on the 1/144 Special Interest Group display at Huddersfield Feb 2017.

Scratchbuilt and Aftermarket Etched Brass interior detailing and loading ramps..

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5 minutes ago, bzn20 said:

Great work Adey esp the B-24.

 

BTW Do you break in to an industrial unit for your photo shoots ?

 

No bzn..............just call me The Doctor.............

 

how is Suffolk today ?

 

cheers, Adrian

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Dead Doctor !

 

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I have happy childhood memories of the Suffolk coast in the 1960s and early 1970s. It was an exciting place for an aeroplane mad youngster like me......we only lived 10 miles from the American Air Force bases at Woodbridge and Bentwaters ......the sky was busy with Phantoms, Hercules, Jolly Green Giants, Kaman Huskies and all other USAF and visiting NATO aircraft and of course the Lightnings from Wattisham....................oh and the aerial crop sprayers too which would still have their sprayers going as they flew over our house.............great times............and coming home with Airfix models from F.W. Woolworths in Woodbridge or Felixstowe

 

It seems so quiet down there now...........................

 

cheers,  The Doctor

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This thread is one of the highlights of my day!!

 

Cracking stuff, Doctor!

 

Phil

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1/72 Reworked

CORGI RAF COASTAL COMMAND Vickers Wellington Mk 1c

 

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This is how my Wellington started off..............as a Malta based Mk VIII with a faired over front turret, ASV aerials and painted black.

I dismantled the fuselage and redetailed and repainted the interior and I replaced the faired over nose turret with a front turret from an old Airfix Wellington.

I then reassembled the model and then repainted it as a Dale based Polish crewed MK 1c of 304 Squadron in Coastal Command white scheme.

 

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This is the only photo I have of the dismantled CORGI Wellington. It shows the reworked crew positions.

 

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And that has been my reworked 1/72 CORGI RAF Coastal Command Vickers Wellington Mk 1c.

 

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Thats a top job that Wimpey !!

Bomb doors Open or closed, special, spinning props I love . . .

 

(Where do you get the windsock from, would be a requirement for my own diorama ?)

Ian

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10 hours ago, Mancunian airman said:

Thats a top job that Wimpey !!

Bomb doors Open or closed, special, spinning props I love . . .

 

(Where do you get the windsock from, would be a requirement for my own diorama ?)

Ian

 

Hi Ian

 

the windsock is home-made........I rolled a piece of paper to the right shape, a sort of cone, then glued it and used fuse wire for the supports.

the mast is a length of round plastic rod and the supports are plastic square rod. A brass pin drilled into the base fits into a hole drilled in the diorama base.

 

regards, Adrian

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1/72 FROG Armstrong Whitworth Whitley V 10 Squadron

 

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My 1/72 FROG Armstrong Whitworth Whitley V in the markings of 10 Squadron at RAF Leeming depicted on a snowy dispersal.

 

This model was a Christmas present from my father in 1973 and has been redetailed and repainted over the intervening years.

The tail turret has been altered into a self-contained unit that rotates. The nose turret is converted from an Airfix Anson turret.

The bomb aiming window was rebuilt out of clear acetate.

 

Related image

 

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Now we're talking...10 Sqn ! Pity it isn't the right 'plane though!....I made this kit in 1973 when I was working on 10 Sqn VC10s. They didn't have anything else in the village Post Office shop combo that day. Yours looks much, much better than the thing I threw together and painted in a day ! It was horrible ! I don't have any love for the Whitley. That chin and nose down attitude when flying and  add the wide chord wing and not a thing of beauty ! The tail plane is another area.

Needless to say you've done a good job there Adey ! Black  suits it.

 

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