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Warplane Art / Re: B-52
« on: March 18, 2019, 08:15:43 AM »
Hello all,
Hello mate,  :-salut

Very good work. I was lucky enough to see and touch one really at Istres at the end of the 1990s.
The one I have built in 1/72 is of the same unit but is named "Orlando where the action is".

Aircraft Modeling / Re: Kits History : Lindberg's Caravelle
« on: December 10, 2018, 10:47:29 AM »
I agree, mate. :-wave

Aircraft Modeling / Kits History : Lindberg's Caravelle
« on: December 10, 2018, 08:51:52 AM »
Hello all :-salut

At the end of the 1950s (maybe 1959) and available in France in 1960, Lindberg issued their first big kit of a French airplane : "Her Majesty Caravelle" originally Sncase SE-210 Caravelle". The kit is in 1/96 scale and it's a very complete but complex kit, relatively difficult to build. It's to be noted that the Heller's kit in 1/100 scale was available for Christmas 1957.
The drawing of the box of Lindberg's is due to Ray Gaedke and is one of, if not the best picture of the entire Lindberg range of airplane kits.

(To see one kit built :  )

Some time later the same kit was issued under American colors and named SNCASE SE 210 Caravelle "Jet Mainliner" of the United Airlines. I never saw this box in France and I found it in the USA... :

Two boxes for a a "little" Caravelle were also issued by Lindberg in 1/178 scale, the first one being present in the 1958 catalog is of the "Cellovision" type under ref.: 454:49 (49 = $ .49). Artwork is by Ray Gaedke.

The second box (Ref.: 411-60) which is in the 1964 catalog has another artwork due to Tom Morgan (T.A.M.) and represents Paris by night seen from the altitude :

The notice is the same as the one printed directely on the back of the "Cellovision" box :

Jicéhem :-wave

Aircraft Modeling / Re: Heinkel He 280, Eduard 1/48
« on: December 09, 2018, 06:06:56 PM »
Hi mate :-salut

Good work and good rendering for the kit.

Jicéhem :-wave

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

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