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Jessie_C
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Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 07:16 AM UTC
Ah, yes. The Executive Mailing Tube
JClapp
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Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 07:27 PM UTC
yup. no finer example ever built of a "white tube with wings".


JollyRoger
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Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 02:44 AM UTC
I do agree that the Hellcat turned out really good concidering it is a first build with something no better than half chewed bubble gum.
I adored the Cessna, how is the fitting on the Anigrand kits Jonathan?
By the way did anybody realize Platz announced they are releasing an F-4J kit in 1/144. Knowing it probably will be an F-toys mold doesn't keep me from jumping up and down all day in my study....
Jessie_C
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Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 02:55 AM UTC

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By the way did anybody realize Platz announced they are releasing an F-4J kit in 1/144. Knowing it probably will be an F-toys mold doesn't keep me from jumping up and down all day in my study....



Especially given that in this scale it only takes a paint job to convert it to an F-4C or F-4D
JollyRoger
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Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 05:28 PM UTC
You need the chin pod for mosdt of the versions to conver them to Air Force models but...who cares hehehehe...
Jessie_C
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Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 09:59 PM UTC

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You need the chin pod for mosdt of the versions to conver them to Air Force models but...who cares hehehehe...



That's what sprue, putty and modeling knives were invented for
pbhawkin
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New South Wales, Australia
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Posted: Monday, September 21, 2015 - 02:55 PM UTC
Just finished this.
It's a wooden (Huon Pine) carving that was going to be a master for resin copies, but I was never going to have the time to do this so I decided to make it into a model.
This is the air pirates aircraft 'Dabohaze' from Porco Rosso.




pbhawkin
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Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 06:48 AM UTC
And here is the plane I am trying to model:
JClapp
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Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 07:39 AM UTC
haha, wonderful model, I love that movie!

It needs pirates!


pbhawkin
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Posted: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 08:14 AM UTC
Hmmm, a bit slow here.
I am sure there are a few 1/144 builds out there that deserve to be seen by others!

Too get things started ere are some pictures of my conversion of a F-toys Tempest Mk.V to a Mk.VI.

I used the F-toys Sea Fury's wing and took a cast. Then cut them out with my trusty razor saw ready to do another cast as separate pieces.
They will need to be turned upside down and used on the opposite sides of the wing to which they were originally on the Sea Fury in order to be correct for the Tempest Mk.VI (or Mk.II).





magnusf
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Posted: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 01:32 AM UTC
Nice to drop by and see some new builds! Porco Rosso (like all Miyazaki films) is a huge family favourite, reminding me that Christmas time is film time around here !

Jonathan! Always good to see your airliners! I've yet to do that SAAB 340 of mine...

Peter! You're busy turning out planes! I have always liked the Tempest and I've got a 4+ Beaufighter on its way in the post, I'm really curious about what it's like and I'll probably do a review if no one else beats me to it!



Magnus
jimb
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Posted: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 01:52 AM UTC
Interesting build, Peter. I never saw Porco Rosso, but I recognized that it was an Hayao Miyazaki film. I have seen & enjoyed several of his films ( Spirited Away, Kiki's Delivery Service, & Castle in the Sky).

The Tempest came out nice.

Jim
magnusf
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Posted: Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 04:34 PM UTC
Friends! I've finally finished the other half of my Eduard MiG double-build.


My Bulgarian MiG!


As a by-product of this build, I also managed to produce a review of the 144-scale Aphids that hang below the wings.

Merry Christmas!



Magnus
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Posted: Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 06:40 PM UTC
Magnusf,
Absolutely gorgeous !!! The Aphid work is unbelievable.
Since they are Eduard, I assume the fit is extremely good ? I have the kit in the stash. (Like quite a few of us !) Just haven't gotten into it yet.

Another projects out there ?

Take Care....Bruce
magnusf
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Posted: Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 11:43 PM UTC
Bruce! Thanks! The kits are simply superb. Fit, detail - they got it all. You'll probably love them!

And answering your question: yes, there are new things to come...





Magnus
pbhawkin
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Posted: Monday, January 04, 2016 - 02:06 AM UTC
first post for 2016!
Hope everyone has a great New Year with lots of time for modelling.
This is my (Petersplanes) resin kit with a specially prepared PE set done by Marek from ShelfOddity
( http://shelfoddity.com/ ).
I must thank him for the time and effort he has put into making this custom fret as well as the research he has done including adding pieces I hadn't even thought of! I can only say that he and his partners at ShelfOddity are very professional and their work is to a very high standard. I only hope that my model shows off (even if it doesn't match the standard) the PE set appropriately.
Anyway, there are some in progress photos here:
1.http://www.kampfgruppe144.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=4000
2.http://www.kampfgruppe144.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=4058

The finished plane represents one from 2./SAGr 125 based at Suda Bay, Crete in 1942.
It was painted in RLM72/73/65 and then weathered (panel line pin wash, panel centre highlighting, general ageing, paint fading and water stains on floats) with paints from the True-Earth (.com) line. I also used Tensocrom by Lifecolor for rust and fuel stains and Primacolor Silver pencil for chipping effects and MiG pigments for exhaust and gun stains.
Rigging between the struts was by single bristles from a house paint brush (nylon). The exhausts were scratch built.




Frigate
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Posted: Monday, January 04, 2016 - 02:40 AM UTC
Peter,
Absolutely gorgeous ! That is some serious fine work there, my friend. Keep the little jewels coming !

Take Care,
Bruce
Marudek
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Wojewodztwo Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
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Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 12:40 PM UTC
Hi,

Some time ago I decided to rescale all my boxed seaplane models to 1/144. As I don't have much display space in my flat all my collection stucked stuffed in all possible free spaces.

The first one on my workbench was Aichi E13A1 Jake. I know there are still some kits available on the market but decided to scratch build my model. The result is as below:





If you're interested in build process, have a look here.
pbhawkin
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New South Wales, Australia
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Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 01:22 PM UTC
wow!
I REALLY LIKED THE BUILD PICTURES AND THE FINAL MODEL IS SUPERB.
I LOVE THE AERIALS AND SMALL DETAILS.
Marudek
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Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 01:33 PM UTC
Hi Peter!

I like your Arado too. I plan to scratch build one too (with detailed interior and separate control surfaces), but the queue is pretty long Now I'm working on Jake cutaway in 1/144, and drawing plans of Letov S328 for next scratch build project.
pbhawkin
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Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 02:49 PM UTC
Marudek,
I am really enjoying reading (Google translate) and seeing the pictures of your scratch building of the Jake.

Marudek, if you would like a resin copy of my Arado 196 I will send it to you (free) to improve!

Peter
Marudek
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Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 03:27 PM UTC
Hi Peter,

I've sent you a private message.
pbhawkin
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New South Wales, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 08:43 AM UTC
Some pictures of my Wellington to Warwick conversion (see the build thread here:
http://www.aeroscale.co.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=235223&page=1 )






And two comparison pictures to one of my Wellingtons.

jimb
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Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 09:51 PM UTC
Haven't been over here for a while. Some great work, guys & gals.

Saw this the other day: 1:144 Scale USS Nimitz (CVN-68) Deck. Pricy, but cool. They have lots of other 1/144 bases as well:
1/144 Scale Bases

These look nice, too: Scale Bases

Jim
Frigate
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Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 10:45 PM UTC
Jimb,
You are very correct... some Beautiful work is being presented here. I'm also one of the ones that has been absent for quite a while, and building in larger scales. Obviously, I need to get back to my first love !

And thank you for the link to the bases, I was definitely looking for that.

Take Care, Gang
Bruce.