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Aircraft Modeling / F-16 Top Falcon
« on: June 14, 2014, 09:34:54 PM »
On the bench next is this one

I got a very good deal on this kit, less than half the price at many shops, and it has everything in the box to make a decent model  :-ok I have always wanted to do a Top Gun F-16, so this will be good, and it has been a very long time since I have done a modern jet, so it will be something a bit different for me.

Aircraft Modeling / Bf-109E Night Fighter
« on: March 12, 2014, 08:01:40 AM »
This is my current project, a Bf-109E night fighter using the Tamyia 1/48 scale kit, Owl decals, and the direction finder bubble from the Hasegawa kit of this aircraft. The kit I got in a trade and came with an Eduard etch set, so I used that as well to dress up the cockpit.

The cockpit side walls with the Eduard details added. I made the wires as an experiment to try a technique I had heard about. They are made from epoxy putty rolled out into a thin "worm" and then put into place while still workable. It can be moved around with a damp brush and when the epoxy putty hardens it sticks in place. I think it worked well and am happy with the results for the first try at it. I added some chips and weathering to the side walls as well. The pre-painted Eduard etch did not match the RLM-02 I was using, so much of it was added before the interior was painted. I carefully masked over the data plate on the oxygen generator so  as not to paint over it.

The instrument panel, this was all made up from the Eduard parts. I added a drop of Micro Scale Krystal Kleer to the ends of the levers to give them more of a three dimensional knob than just the flat etch.

The seat had the multi-part belts added, I also had to drill and cut the opening in the seat back for the shoulder belts to fit through. I added some weathering pigments to the floor to simulate dust and dirt carried in on the pilots shoes.

The completed cockpit ready to go into the fuselage.

The rudder needed some modifications; a tab was added to compensate for the direction finder bubble on the fuselage bottom and extra tail lights added. For the tail lights I cut a slot and glued in a piece .020 Evergreen rod and blended it in with Tamyia surface. The tab was cut from a piece of styrene using a template supplied with the decals.

The cowl guns were drilled out.

And mostly together. I have since added the horizontal stabilizers and front and rear wind screens. I am waiting for a set of Eduard canopy masks that should arrive later today so I can mask the canopy. I probably will not get to that until the weekend though. Then it will be ready for paint :-ok

Aircraft Modeling / AVRO Canada C-102 Jetliner
« on: September 03, 2013, 01:17:52 AM »
I was wondering if anyone has a decent set of drawings for this plane? I just got a vac-form model of it and it does not have any drawings which I could use for laying out panel lines and door and positions etc.
Thank you,

Aircraft Modeling / Messerspit!
« on: March 09, 2013, 03:35:32 PM »
Well, after a break to get a new job etc. I finally have some time to model, and here is my current project!
The Messerspit was a captured Spitfire Mk.V that the Germans re-engined and re-cowled with the cowling from a Bf-110. The conversion consists of the Tamyia Spit Mk.V and the Fusion conversion for the new nose. Even though the conversion is suppose to come with declas, none were included when I got it, but fortunately Mike Grant was able to help me out with a set of the correct code letters so I could finish the model accurately.

The starting point.

The new nose fitted to the fuselage. The fit was near perfect, this is probably one of the best fitting conversion sets I have ever used.

The fuselage interior painted and weathered.

The rest of the interior, the only addition was a set of Eduard belts.

And lastly with the yellow masked off and the main camo applied. All the camo was done with Polly Scale paint, RLM 04, 74, and 75.
The decals are in progress at this point and I hope to have them done and pictures later today.

Market / Seeking a VAMIModels kit....
« on: October 14, 2012, 04:34:06 AM »
I am desperately looking for a Vami Models kit, in particular the Levesseur Oiseau Blanc kit if anyone has one to spare, or knows where there is one. This is for a museum display at Owl's Head Transportation Museum up in Maine. Over the years there have been many rumors that the aircraft crashed somewhere in the Maine woods after crossing the Atlantic. In fact the Maine Avation Historical Society has mounted several searches over the years for the remains of the plane. The model club I belong to puts on a display a couple of times a year at the Museum and it was decided if we could find a kit it would make a nice display piece for them.

Combat Warplanes / Fairey Fox Mk. VII
« on: October 14, 2012, 04:27:21 AM »
I was wondering if anyone has any info on this plane, especially photos drawings etc.?? Two  were built but I have not been able to find alot on information, or more importantly drawings or photos of them, as well as colors and markings Etc. I appericiate any help as I am going to try to build a model of one.

Aircraft Modeling / Beagle Basset
« on: September 30, 2012, 07:09:24 AM »

Well, since fall is in the air here in New England, and the wood is all stacked, it is time to get back to building as much as possible :)) :-ok :-clap :-clap :-tri
I want to try to build a bunch of kits from different companies this winter, and so I thought I would start with this one. This, to me, is one sleek looking little plane, and also one of Airfixes' harder to find kits (which makes building it much more fun). The Begeal Basset was used a communications aircraft and ferry aircraft for V bomber crews. The kit itself was issued about 1968, and was avaliable from Airfix and MPC in the U.S. until about 1972. It was reissued one time in 1980 and that is it. Alot of kits in Airfix's catalog have been avaliable pretty regularly, but not this one.

I intend to do a ferry aircraft, though the decals in the kit I  have might not be any good, so I will most likely have to paint the lightning bolt along the fuselage side, but I'll worry about that when I get there.

Miscellaneous Subjects / Russian Borei Class SSBN
« on: May 31, 2012, 03:54:17 AM »
This is the Riich Models 1/700 scale Borei Class SSBN, the latest class of missile subs in the Russian Navy. The kit is very nice, and the first one I have seen from this company. I finally finished it over the long weekend we just had. The water is made from artists modeling paste and painted with inexpensive craft paint. I used two blue / gray colors for the base and mixed in some turquoise and light green. The colors were all applied wet on top of each other so they could be blended. I also added some Tom's Model Works 1/700 scale figures to the deck and bridge.

This was a really fun kit and came out pretty decent without alot of work, which was a nice change of pace!

Aircraft Modeling / EDO 43-14060 Floats
« on: May 07, 2012, 02:17:02 AM »
I was wondering if anyone might have some technical data, specs, or better yet drawings of these EDO Floates. type 43-14060 that were fitted to the Ford Tri-Motor.
Thank you,

Aircraft Modeling / Meng Models 1/72 Kayaba
« on: May 01, 2012, 05:54:48 PM »
Meng Models 1/72 Kayaba kit finished in the late war trainer scheme of orange with the upper surfaces overpainted with green. I used Tamyia paint for the finish.


Aircraft Modeling / Yak-14 North Pole Gliders
« on: April 22, 2012, 03:39:50 PM »
I was wondering if anyone had any information on the three Yak-14's that went to the North pole in about 1954? At least one of these flew over the pole becoming the first (and possibly only ??) glider to do so. I am in need of paint scheme information such as were they painted in high Visibility colors similar to other Soviet Polar aircraft, did they carry Bort numbers??? Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Market / MPM 1/48 L-39 Canopy
« on: April 08, 2012, 04:26:45 PM »
Would anyone happen to have a spare canopy for the MPM 1/48th scale L-39??

Aircraft Modeling / Yak-25M Cockpit information
« on: December 28, 2011, 09:12:05 PM »
Does anyone have any information / drawings / photos etc. of the cockpit and ejection seats in the Yak-25M?

Aircraft Modeling / Mig-105 EPOS Photos
« on: December 26, 2011, 07:58:07 PM »
I am looking for photos of the Mig-105, especially the back end, and colors, The kit I have says it is gray, but not sure if it wasn't natural metal during its test flights? Any help would be greately appericiated.

Aircraft Modeling / Mig-21F-13 References
« on: December 26, 2011, 07:55:57 PM »
I am looking for some references on the Mig-21 F-13, especially drawings if anyone knows of a source? I really appericiate it.

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