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jimb
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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 02:41 AM UTC
Erik, that is a fantastic looking Tomcat diorama. Very well executed & detailed.

Jim
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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 09:06 AM UTC
That's an absolute cracker Erik. Beautiful work!

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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 01:08 PM UTC
Erik,
Tremendous work on the "Cat" diorama. Outstanding attention to detail. You need to do some more work in 1/144th !
Keep up the great work ......................Bruce
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Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 09:56 AM UTC
Here is my latest 1:144 build, a Roden C-47 for a build review.

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Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 11:38 AM UTC
Richard,
Looking Good ! Big question here....how does this one stack up against the Minicraft C-47/DC-3 ? Some have complained quite a bit about the props and engines on the Minicraft kit. It might just be me, but I really don't see a major problem. So how does Roden's little beauty go together ?

Take care .................Bruce
tinbanger
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Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 11:49 AM UTC

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Richard,
Looking Good ! Big question here....how does this one stack up against the Minicraft C-47/DC-3 ? Some have complained quite a bit about the props and engines on the Minicraft kit. It might just be me, but I really don't see a major problem. So how does Roden's little beauty go together ?

Take care .................Bruce


Thank's Bruce.
I will get the build review done and off to Jessica in the next few days.
jimb
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Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 02:06 AM UTC
Nice looking C47.

Jim
Murdo
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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 08:09 AM UTC

Just finished building the Revell 1-144 Eurofighter Typhoon. A nice wee kit that went together well. The panel lines are a bit too deep as the Typhoon seems to be quite a smooth aircraft. I still haven't decided whether to leave the canopy open or closed.

Hope you like it.

Here's the cockpit first:




Bang Seat with straps from foil (I think) but might have been thin strip.




The kit had no ASRAAMs so I scratched some from sprue and styrene and added bands from printer coloured decal paper.




Body pics










I must admit that (to my great surprise) I'm really enjoying building in this scale and these are the three 1-144 kits I've built so far: Revell Typhoon, Revell Tornado and Airco De Havilland DH-2 (fully rigged too - very proud of that one).






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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 09:01 AM UTC
Good job Murdo!
Frigate
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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 10:19 AM UTC
Murdo,
Nice job on the Typhoon ! Revell accomplished a nice kit there along with most of their recent releases. I think you'll find the more you get into 1/144th, the more you'll really enjoy this scale.

On another point - at present I'm working up a 1/144th DML SH-60B Seahawk. While there are a few areas that are definitely not made too well, I am really getting surprised by this little kit. And the spare parts !!!! There are sooooo many H-60 variants that can be modeled it is really a very pleasant surprise.

Big question .....Any others in this group previously built up an H-60 in any version ? Just wondering how you found the kit ?

Take care ..........................Bruce

I almost forgot - I'll be using MYK decals on this bird - they really make some tremendous products for us in this scale.
jimb
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Posted: Sunday, September 01, 2013 - 09:28 AM UTC
Nice job on the Eurofighter.

Jim
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Posted: Thursday, October 03, 2013 - 03:14 AM UTC
Hi - I have just retired and once my brain starts working properly I will be starting construction of my 1/144 kits. I have collected post war military aircraft of US, Russia and other major players, mostly fighters and bombers, have about 60-70 total.
Frigate
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Posted: Thursday, October 03, 2013 - 03:27 AM UTC
Vic,
Welcome to Aeroscale, and a Big-time congrats on your retirement ! I'm about 18 months out, and can't wait ! You'll find this is a Great bunch here, extremely willing to help with tips,etc. All you need do is ask.

Also a Great choice as far as 1/144th. Obviously quite a few on this thread just love the scale, and we're getting better and better products each day. So sit back and enjoy the ride !

Take Care...........Bruce
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Posted: Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 03:00 PM UTC
Folks,
Once again, it has been quite quiet around here 1/144th wise. Since I just managed to complete the Dragon SH-60B, thought I would add a few pics to see about generating a little interest.

This was a tough build, but the MYK decals made it worth the work. This is an example from HSL-51 "The Warlords" from about 2010.

Feel free to make any critiques, Thanks...and keep building !



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pbhawkin
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Posted: Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 03:56 PM UTC
lovely job Bruce.
it looks great.
jimb
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Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 01:26 PM UTC
Sweet looking chopper, Bruce. Those decals are really nice.

Jim
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Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 10:41 PM UTC
Really nice whirly bird Bruce, I've had one of these (different markings) on the go for some time using the Dragon decals, and they will not confirm to the shape of the kit no matter how much set and solve I use. So well done.

Here's my 1/144 purchases from the resent IPMS Telford show:



I'll get the 1/144 photo report up later.
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Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 12:37 AM UTC
OK here is a small 1/144 photo report from the IPMS nationals in the UK held over the weekend of 9/10 November.

Here's the 1/144 SIG (Special Interest Group) stand taken early Sunday morning before the public were allowed in.


And now a small collection of what was around the halls.











jimb
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Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 03:08 AM UTC
Some very nice models there. The Air France airport diorama is really cool.

Jim
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Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 03:23 AM UTC
Outstanding Display ! The 1/144th SIG did a tremendous job. I have to say, I am really impressed with all the models, but the MiG 21 group is very impressive. Congrats Folks.
jimb
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Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2013 - 10:35 AM UTC
Just bought a Sweet Aviation Models 1/144 Macchi C200AS from HLJ. I think they come two to a box. Anyway, planning on picking up some 1/144 Prop Blur three-blade props, so we'll see where this goes!

Jim
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Posted: Monday, February 03, 2014 - 04:19 PM UTC
Wow, I am the first for 2014!
Finished this at the weekend.
It is a conversion of a 1/144 F-toys gasaphon trading kit.
Well, 58 decals later ( I gave up on a few!) and going a little cross-eyed, despite the surgical glasses, I think I have finished! The decals from Peddinghaus are rescaled versions of their 1/72 ones and so have a LOT on them (basically every hatch or opening has a decal for it!
The legs from the Platz kit were used along with the PE undercarriage covers painted and the undercarriage decals (Red and White striped) from the kit used.
A coat or two of Pollyscale 'Flat Finish' was used and this gives both a good matte finish as well as tone down the colours a bit giving (to me at least) a weathered and faded look.
Various rust, fuel and oil stains were made with the Lifecolor Tensocrom range of detailing paint.
Exhaust stains and general grime were done with MIG products powder 'black smoke' and 'ashes white'.
More PE for the antennas from the Brengun set on the underside were added.







JClapp
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Posted: Monday, February 03, 2014 - 04:25 PM UTC
nice job on the split flaps! and everything else as well!
Mcleod
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Posted: Monday, February 03, 2014 - 04:41 PM UTC
Wow, Peter. To work an exposed engine and have an open side panel on a small fighter in this scale. Now thats a true modelling experience.
She looks just great; well done!

This is really one of my favorite threads on the forum. I'm glad it keeps coming back.
JClapp
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Posted: Monday, February 03, 2014 - 04:58 PM UTC
I have this little scene to contribute.