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Aircraft Modeling / Re: Great Wall T-33 1/48
« on: December 09, 2018, 05:53:13 PM »
Hello mates :-salut

>>> Second air force : This model looks really good. Your work is great and the kit iself seems to be very accurate. If still produced I'll search for one to represent one of the Armée de l'air.
Do you know that there has been a total of 207 T-33s serving the AA ? Some of them were Canadair's but most went from US stocks.

Jicéhem :-wave

Aircraft Modeling / Re: B-24 Riders in the sky
« on: December 09, 2018, 05:44:03 PM »
Hello mate :-salut

Really good and beautiful. Bravo !

Jicéhem :-wave

Aircraft Modeling / Re: Bf 109G-14, Eduard 1/48
« on: December 09, 2018, 10:02:13 AM »
Hello mate :-salut

Very good work. Your G-14 (?) looks great.
But... why an Erla camouflage applied on G-6s ?

Jicehem :-wave

Aircraft Modeling / Re: Dornier 27 (Special Hobby 1/72)
« on: December 09, 2018, 09:54:25 AM »
Hello :-salut

Very good work upon improvement of this kit.

Jicéhem :-wave

Aircraft Modeling / Re: F4 G Phantom II
« on: December 09, 2018, 09:48:52 AM »
Hi mates, :-salut

>>> Modellius : Fabulous work.  :-ok :-obey

Jicéhem :-wave

Is this first injected kit of Corsair at all?

Among all Corsair kits in various scales, maybe. But for the 1/48 scale, yes without doubt.

hello mates :-salut

As written elsewhere, here is the very first "Corsair" that I built. It was in 1958 and the kit is from "The Lindberg Line".
But before Lindberg was O'Lin.
Vought F4U-5N Corsair
1)The kit by O'Lin :
The box is smaller then the following ones. It measures 267x102x25,4 mm (10½x4x1 in)
We see one of the first artworks by Ray Gaedke :

As usual at the time Paul Lindberg continues to use the O'Lin mark while copyrighting his own kits under the Lindberg brand... as we can see the Copyright's mark on the building notice juste above the name of the kit. Parts are molded of metallis blue polystyrene. Decals are of the sliding type with glue on the back of each item.

2) The kit by The Lindberg Line :
The box is bigger ; it measures 337x127x32 mm (13¼x5x1¼ in). The artwork is the same as by O'Lin.
There are only minor modification compared to the O'Lin kit.

On the notice, we see that the kit has been produced in England...

Jicéhem :-wave

Aircraft Modeling / Re: Convair XFY-1 Pogo, Lindberg, 1/48
« on: December 08, 2018, 04:02:02 PM »
Hello, :-wave

Thank you for all your comments, mate.

Jicéhem :-wave

Hello mates :-salut

We are in 1948 ans new kits appeared being issued by O'Lin, a brand founded by Paul W. Lindberg and Mr Olsen in 1930. Those kits are molded of polystyrene in place of Varney's and Hawk's kits molded of Tenite, sort of acetate.
Here is the sixth model numbered No. 505 in the new range of genuine models by O'Lin, the North American F-86A Sabre :
The box is printed in two colors and is, as for the former models, of the "one piece" type. Building notice is printed on the back of the box. The pecularity of this kit is the red part for the air intake ring ; when O'Lin becomes Lindberg, the nose ring will be the same color as other parts...

There are two clear parts for the windshield and the canopy. A stand is also provided. Decals are of the sliding type but have to permanently attached with white glue or clear varnish.

This kit is also issued under the brand name of "The Lindberg Line" in 1950 and later until the 1970s, a version of which includes an electric motor permitting reproduction of the sound of the turbojet... 

Jicéhem :-wave

Hi mates :-salut

Here is the second kit that I found and that was produce under the brand name of O'Lin : the Republic RC-3 Seabea. This little flying boat which appeared in 1946 has been studied to be used in Canada because of the numerous lakes in that land...
The kit made by O'Lin in 1/48 scale appeared between 1948 and 1950. It is molded entirely in white polystyrene and the windows, the limits of which are embossed are to be painted Silver or Sky Blue. The airscrew has to be cemented...
This bos is a second issue, being in two colors. Decals are of the sliding type.

The notice is made of a leaflet inside the box and presents also others models.

In 1982 this kit was re-issued by Glencoe in clear plastic so that it's possible to obtain clear windows but interior must be scratch-built.

Jicéhem :-wave

Next will be Republic RC-3 SeaBea.

Jicéhem :-wave

Aircraft Modeling / Re: Heinkel He 177 Greif Revell 1/72
« on: December 06, 2018, 04:09:29 PM »
Hello mate :-salut

Look carefully at the angle of the landing gear legs ; it seems that Revell is not entirely accurate on this point.

Jicéhem :-wave

Hello mates, :-salut

I found some time ago, kits of the O'Lin brand that became in 1950 "the Lindberg Line".
Since 1930, O'Lin (contraction of the two names Olsen and Lindberg) was producing wood plane kits. In 1947, O'Lin issued four civil planes in 1/48 scale and entirely made of polystyrene but those kits were not their creation. In 1948, the first of their own models is issued ; this was the :
Lockheed F-80C Shooting Star, No. 500, in 1/48 scale.
Here you are the second edition of the kit with blue and red colored box (The first one was only in dark blue color).
Although the pilot is foreseen to be included in the kit, and iti is a pecularity of this kit, he is often absent ; I had luck to find a complete box.

The edges of the box (We shall notice the note "An educational construction kit ":

Decals, rather badly printed, are not still sticky; it is necessary to fix them with varnish:

The parts :

This model will be periodically proposed, unchanged. Last edition in 1991 with some improvements.

Jicéhem :-wave


Hello mates,

Here is the very first model kit that I ever buil. I was aged 14...
That's the "Spirit of St Louis" in "quarter inch" scale by Lindberg.
The kit that is here is not a genuine Lindberg's one but a re-editon by Glencoe. That was in 1990. Since this year I found a Lindberg's one but it is in my "Kit Museum".
The artwork by Ray gaedke is perhaps the most beautiful of the Lindberg range.

There are only  33 parts, incuding 2 for the stand, the decal sheet and building notice...

Aircraft Modeling / SNCASE SE 210 Caravelle, maquette Linberg au 1/96
« on: December 05, 2018, 09:55:03 AM »
Hello mates, :-salut

I present you a kit that I built in 1961 or 1962, the SNCASE SE 210 Caravelle, the most famous French airliner. It is in 1/96 scale. Surface detail is very good and there are movable ailerons, landing flaps, rudder and elevons. At the end of the fuselage we find the ladder permitting to board the plane. Landing gear is retractable too with its complex landing gear covers.
But the pecularity of this kit is the clear left half-fuselage to permitt seeing the interior. There is also a transparent half pod to see the turbojet engine inside.
The artwork, one of the most beautiful by Ray Gaedke (with that of the Spirit of St Louis) :

I remember a complex kit to build... as when I was aged 16 than when I was 45 in 1989. Immatriculation is one of a De Havilland Comet I...
As I found that the clear half-fuselage had too large a surface, I decided to partly paint it, so that we have only "windows" to see inside :

Details of the assembly on the notice :

The most difficult task : the assembly of the fuselage :

A bad printed photo of the original model :

Some close-up photos :

Jet engine

On the ground :

Retracted landing gear. We see also the bitoniau for the landing flaps.

Jicéhem :-wave

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