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Hi all, now that the July issue of Airfix Model World issue has finished selling, I can finally show this...

 

Last year whilst on holiday in Australia, I finally managed to get a jet in my flying log book. It's an L-39C Albatros belonging to a company at Archerfield Airport in Brisbane, and I managed to hire it for a while along with a pilot to keep an eye on it while I played with it. Returning home, I built a copy of it as a keepsake, using the Trumpeter 1/48 kit as a base, but incorporating scratch built parts, self made decals, and masks for some of the markings cut by my mate Nige. Hope you like it.

 

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Photos from the day:

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It's all good fun.

 

Cheers,

Dean

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Just brilliant, I found it hard to distinguish between photos if the real thing and your model. Must have been a labour of love modelling a jet you have actually flown. :)

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On 2 July 2020 at 7:49 PM, RichieW said:

Just brilliant, I found it hard to distinguish between photos if the real thing and your model. Must have been a labour of love modelling a jet you have actually flown. :)

Thanks...pictures of the real thing don't start until pic 12 if that helps. 😉 It's not the first time I've modelled a subject I've flown, and it's always satisfying.

On 2 July 2020 at 7:53 PM, dnl42 said:

Bravo! :clap2:

 

A 1/48 figure of you in that pose would be grand, don't you think?

Can't do figures to save my life! 

On 2 July 2020 at 8:12 PM, Wulfman said:

Superb modelling ! What more can I say ?

 

Wulfman

 

 

Thanks. 🙂 

On 2 July 2020 at 9:02 PM, SAT69 said:

Definitely looks real. Excellent modeling. And what an adventure that flight must have been!

Thanks...and yes, it was! Waited a long time to finally fly a jet...

On 2 July 2020 at 9:10 PM, Abandoned Project said:

Wow! That is sooo life-like. Your photography and diorama are amazing!

Thanks, glad you liked it.

 

Dean

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Well played Sir, great model and a great tale - who wouldn't love to have a spin in a jet....???

 

I had to do a double take on the first few photos as I couldn't tell that they weren't the actual aircraft itself....!!

 

Nice work Dean.

 

Phil

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