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Warplane Art / Mirage IV
« on: June 19, 2024, 10:55:21 AM »
First time I start work on color profile of this plane was in 2013. and that was for my pleasure. Now I have to deliver it as order and I start it from scratch.

Warplane Art / Etandard
« on: June 12, 2024, 12:08:08 PM »
Just start new project, it is for book. A bit strange, but in past I did other version of this French airplane and how is possible that I did not start topic about. So this is P version

Aircraft Modeling / Bf 109F-4 Eduard kit 70155
« on: January 28, 2024, 03:57:22 PM »
Strange thing that I did not notice in forst moment that this is 1/72 scale kit, so I am happy to return to more regular scale I prefer from early days. Kit is very precise cast and simplen in form of number of parts. I hope this will be pleasant and fast build.

Aircraft Modeling / A6M2N no 11171
« on: August 24, 2023, 01:42:28 PM »
New start and will try to make both builds at once. This is double combo kit from Eduard, 1/48 scale and present naval version of their famous fighter. Does not look complicated, juts two builds at once

Aircraft Modeling / B-25J Eduard 1/72 kit no 7012
« on: February 27, 2023, 09:00:35 AM »
This wonderful kit is Hasegawa origin and its so nice designed, simple but enough detailed! This is elements inside, images taken from Eduard site.

Forums Works / Papanik
« on: February 22, 2023, 08:00:56 AM »
Former member of this forum, Papanik, has been died at age of 68...  :(

Combat Warplanes / Polikarpov I-3
« on: February 21, 2023, 09:52:02 PM »
In 1925 the Aviatrest Central Design Bureau was established in Moscow. The department of aircraft building of this bureau was headed by Nikolay Polikarpov. Since 1926 began the development of a new fighter for Red Army Air Forces. It received I-3 designation ("third fighter"). On February 21, 1928 the first flight of piston fighter I-3.

I-3 was one-seat seskiplane of a mixed wood-metal-cloth construction with the non-retractable (wheeled or ski) landing gear. It was equipped with 750 hp M-17 engine (licensed copy of German BMW VI). Maximal speed was 263 km/h, range - 585 km. Armament consisted of two ? 7.62 mm machine guns.

During tests the new fighter showed good flight performance and it was recommended for serial production. Already in 1928 the I-3 was taken into service. Total of 399 planes were built. I-3 became the main fighter of the Red Army Air Forces at that time. In 1931 it began to be replaced by more modern planes, and by 1934 it was completely removed from the first line units.

Combat Warplanes / Curtiss SC Seahawk
« on: February 16, 2023, 06:27:38 PM »
In 1942 the U.S. Navy's Bureau of Aeronautics published requirements for a new reconnaissance aircraft for maritime patrol. Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor offered its project XSC-1, which later became SC Seahawk. At the end of August 1942 the company was contracted to build two prototypes and five planes for various tests. February 16, 1944 was first flight of the Curtiss SC Seahawk reconnaissance seaplane

It was a single-seat low-plane with an central fuselage float and possibility to install wheeled landing gear. It was equipped with Wright R-1820-62 Cyclone engine (1350 hp). Maximum speed - 504 km/h, range - 1006 km. Its armament consisted of two ? 12.7-mm machine guns + two ? 147-kg bombs.

The order to build 500 planes was received by Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor before the first prototype flight. The first entered service in October 1944. Totally 577 hydroplanes were produced. Thanks to its versatility (it could be used on aircraft carriers, launched from catapults or taken off from land bases), the SC Seahawk became the best American reconnaissance seaplane in World War II.

Forums Works / Jean Claude Mermet
« on: February 08, 2023, 05:34:46 AM »
Dear friends,

I find out too late that our valuable member Jean Claude Mermet, here registered as Jicehen, was passed away at 5th January 2023. Last time we talk he inform me that he is going to chemo. He was so friendly and valuable member, definitely will be missed.

Warplane Art / Learjet C-21
« on: January 22, 2023, 09:53:34 AM »
New start of new project, again less known to me

Warplane Art / Gulfstream C-37
« on: January 20, 2023, 08:09:38 PM »
This is very start of work on Gulfstream C-37 and till today I did not know that such thing exist  :-smey

Combat Warplanes / Focke wulf Fw 58 Weihe
« on: January 18, 2023, 07:17:54 PM »
January 18, 1935 - the maiden flight of the Focke-Wulf Fw 58 Weihe multirole aircraft. In 1933 the Nazis came to power in Germany. It began the active development of the German Air Force, which had previously been carefully hidden. In 1935, the Luftwaffe announced a competition to develop a multi-purpose aircraft - for pilot training, use as a transport or ambulance. Focke-Wulf Flugzeugbau AG presented its project Fw 58 Weihe.

It was a low plane with retractable landing gear for 4 crew members. The Fw 58B version was equipped with 2 ? Argus As 10C (240 hp) engines. Cruising speed was 238 km/h, range - 690 km. Could be armed with two ? 7.92-mm machine guns.

The Fw 58 Weihe was the first twin-engine Focke-Wulf to enter production. In addition to the German Air Force, it was also in service in Argentina, Brazil, Czechoslovakia, Spain, Hungary and other countries. It was produced 1670 planes. Some of them were converted into civilian airliners.

Aircraft Modeling / Tornado IDS Eduard
« on: December 16, 2022, 09:35:08 AM »
So big kit, I need from very start of build also to seek where to put it  :-smey this is basic Revell kit in 1/48 scale, have so many parts so I guess this will be long build.

Aircraft Modeling / A6M2 302 Kokutai
« on: November 09, 2022, 03:56:33 PM »
New project with remained A6M2, sample from 302 Kokutai, which flew night fighter sorties and was in overall Dark Green color. There will be used a lot of Eduard extras for build.

Warplane Art / Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye
« on: October 02, 2022, 06:29:44 PM »
The very start of E-2C color profile, just basic shapes

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