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My current projects...
« on: April 08, 2008, 05:22:04 AM »
Hi mates,

first of all I wanted to congratulate each and everyone of you for the outstanding job you all do with your model kits. Some of them are not easy at all.

Second, I wanted to show you what has been keeping me away from here, and Internet in general. The first pics are from a Special Hobby MAVAG Heja II. This beautiful aircraft is basically a Re.2000 to wich our hungarian friends mated a french engine, ye' ole, trusty G&R K14 and Gebauer MGs. Not a top notch fighter, but better than flying a Cr.42 in 1944. Excelent kit, simple and straightforward. It's ready for painting now...

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r141/javier_planells/heja.jpg
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http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r141/javier_planells/heja2.jpg
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http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r141/javier_planells/heja1.jpg
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It should be finished like this... I hope :-green!



Also there's an old Matchbox He-70 I built 15 years ago that is getting a major overhaul. Will turn it into a He-170, also hungarian and with a wild camouflage scheme. The original, locally made hobby paint by Monitor Ind. Arg. was sanded away as was general detail by the always dependable wet & dry. After some 15 minutes, the sandpaper was as smooth as never. Those Matchbox kits were powerful filler, file and sandpaper eaters indeed... but I love them.

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r141/javier_planells/DSC00322.jpg
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http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r141/javier_planells/DSC00323.jpg
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http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r141/javier_planells/DSC00324.jpg
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http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r141/javier_planells/DSC00325.jpg
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http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r141/javier_planells/DSC00326.jpg
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Should end up looking like this  :-love:

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r141/javier_planells/he170-4.jpg
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http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r141/javier_planells/he170-5.jpg
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The other one ready for paint, besides the Heja is the MS-406 in turkish colours. It's the Hasegawa 1/72 kit with Propagteam decals:

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r141/javier_planells/DSC00306.jpg
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http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r141/javier_planells/DSC00307.jpg
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http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r141/javier_planells/DSC00308.jpg
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http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r141/javier_planells/morane.jpg
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The last one for tonight (it's 00.20 AM here) is a bulgarian Arado Ar-65 from RS. Besides the tricky full PE interior, so far the kit has just fallen together without using any filler or extra plastic:

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r141/javier_planells/cabinaar65.jpg
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http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r141/javier_planells/cabinaar651.jpg
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http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r141/javier_planells/DSC00304.jpg
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http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r141/javier_planells/DSC00305.jpg
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Finished, it should look like this:







Nice, isn't it?

Well, that's all folks for tonight. I hope you've enjoyed them, perhaps not classic warbirds, but they're very interesting, both the real airplanes and the model kits.

Cheers and take care,
Javier Planells
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Re: My current projects...
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2008, 07:50:10 AM »
Hi mate,

must say that I have never see before any person that much interesting in the small air forces as you are and specially note that options for the chosen types are great. Thank you for this nice images and I wait to see how the progress will look like.

Cheers  :-ok

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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2008, 04:11:45 PM »
Hi mate,

must say that I have never see before any person that much interesting in the small air forces as you are and specially note that options for the chosen types are great. Thank you for this nice images and I wait to see how the progress will look like.

Cheers  :-ok

Thanks for your kind words. I've been building models for the last 18 years, and actually my modeling roots are in the usual plethora of german, american and english planes. But from the very beginning it was pretty clear to me that I liked even more those not so known planes and ended up having a real interest in them. Also interwar airliners and civil aviation got a keen modeler in me. I guess that "regular" stuff is less than 30% of my total stash, and most of that is due to them being flown by foreign customers!

I'll try to take a few pictures of the Waco and upload them, it's a small, lovely plane. One of the first to transport mail in South America, and even fought in the Brazilian civil war of 1931.

Cheers, :-wave
Javier Planells
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Re: My current projects...
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2008, 04:17:11 PM »
Brazilian civil war in 1931?!? I have no much info about this :(

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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2008, 05:05:26 PM »
Very interesting models and great work... :-clap
It is really great to see your models here.
Thanks  :-ok

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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2008, 04:46:13 PM »
Javier, You are "my man". I also like unusual airplains or usual airplains in "unusual" airforces or countries. Bravo, very, very interesting.
And, You know, for me, for exemple South America's aviation history is mostly unknowen. Of coruse we all know Santos Dumnont, we know of Embraer, but what is with the rest of all these big countries. So please (I speak for me, naturaly), let's have some more interesting informations from there.
This Bulgarian biplane is simply extraordinary special (if this kind of word exist in English language).
Bravo :-tri, I'm unpatient to see Your progress.
Hasta la vista (well, this is a chance to "speak" Spanish :-green) :-wave

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« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2008, 08:15:08 PM »
Hi guys, thanks Samuraj77 and Letipapa for your kind words. There is a new book by Dan Hagedorn, I don't recall its title, but deals with airwar in Latinoamerica thru 20th Century. According to some knowlegeable friends, it's not very complete and some maps and draqings are wrong, but it should be more than enough to enter the latinamerican nightmare of wars, airplanes and politics.

About the Brazilian revolution, here's a small account. Courtesy of Wikipedia. In it, there was a flight of Waco CSO involved in dogfights.

"The Constitutionalist Revolution of 1932 (sometimes also referred to as Paulista War) is the name given to the uprising of part of the population of the Brazilian state of São Paulo against the federal government. The movement grew out of local disappointment at the loss of political pre-eminence São Paulo elites had enjoyed prior to the 1930 Revolution. Its main goal was to press the provisional government headed by Getúlio Vargas to enact a new Constitution, since it had revoked the previous one, adopted in 1889. However, as the movement developed and resentment against President Getúlio Vargas grew deeper, it came to advocate the overthrow of the Federal Government and even the secession of São Paulo from the Brazilian federation.

The uprising started on July 9, 1932, after five protesting students were killed by government troops on May 23, 1932. On the wake of their deaths, a movement called MMDC (from the initials of the names of each of the four students killed, Martins, Miragaia, Dráusio and Camargo) started. A fifth victim, Alvarenga, was also shot that night, but died months later.

In a few months, the state of São Paulo rebelled against the federal government. Counting on the solidarity of the political elites of two other powerful states, (Minas Gerais and Rio Grande do Sul), the politicians of São Paulo expected a quick war. However, that solidarity was never translated into actual support, and the São Paulo revolt was militarily crushed on October 2, 1932.

In spite of its military defeat, some of the movement's main demands were finally granted by President Getúlio Vargas afterwards: the appointment of a non-military state Governor, the election of a Constituent Assembly and, finally, the enactment of a new Constitution in 1934. However that Constitution was short lived, as in 1937, amidst growing extremism on the left and right wings of the political spectrum, President Getúlio Vargas closed the National Congress and enacted another Constitution, which established an authoritarian regime called Estado Novo."

The airplane itself:











Lovely, isn't it? The 2 first pics are of the 240 model, a military CSO. That's the single seat one, the others are 2-seaters. It was also sold to China, where some of them were still in use at the time of the Sino-Japanese War. The Commando 5 model is a CSO/240. Very nice resin except for some pieces, resin had not enough hardener and you could actually chew the rudder like gum, the most affected piece of the kit.

I'll take some pictures of the little bird and post them here.

Cheers
Javier Planells
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« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2008, 10:56:41 PM »
 :-tri, very nice Javier, :-clap :-clap :-clap. I like the contrast of red airplane and deep green and yellow on the fin on the  first two photo's. :-OK
Who made this pretty drawings? :-think