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caanbash
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2007 - 01:49 AM UTC
I built this a while ago:











The ejection seat:



This is the real plane:



Happy modelling!
Littorio
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2007 - 02:03 AM UTC
Very nice Caanbash with nice weathering, I have that very same F-14 waiting to be finished on the bench.

Ciao
Luciano
madwolf
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2007 - 02:54 AM UTC
I was wondering if you guys might be able to help me.

I purchased a 1/144 Hawker Typhoon and I want to build it with a "moving" propeller (as if the aircraft was running). Any ideas on how I could accomplish this effect or where I could buy one of these propellers in 1/144?
ladymodelbuilder
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2007 - 12:37 PM UTC
You can use a clear hard piece of plastic cut to the diameter. Then paint the faded props on to it. I have seen this done on different scale planes, and am working on this for one of my 1/144 scale P-51's Mustangs.



Frigate
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2007 - 02:22 PM UTC
Ion,
Penny has a good tip for you there. Another variation is to use a pie shaped wedge, one for each blade of the prop. Lightly sand the clear plastic to simulate blurring, and very lightly spray the tip colors around the outside very blurred. I've seen this done several times, and it is most effective.
Just something for you to try. Good Luck....................................Bruce
Littorio
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Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2007 - 10:32 PM UTC
I finished the 109's for those that would like to see them follow this Link

Ciao
Luciano
Frigate
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West Virginia, United States
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Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2007 - 03:04 AM UTC
Luciano,
Nice build ! I assume this is the Eduard kit ? Their birds are extremely nice. IMHO the Ju-87 is definitely their best work yet, but I haven't examined the 262's in detail yet. Between Eduard and Sweet, we have an ever increasing WWII collection. Take it easy, Bruce
Littorio
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Posted: Thursday, November 22, 2007 - 04:46 PM UTC
Hi Bruce these are the Sweet kit and make up into very nice models.
I do have the Me-262 nightfighter kit from Eduard but have not built it up yet, it is a vast inprovement over their Fw-190s although the 190's don't look to bad when finished.

Ciao
Luciano
Frigate
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Posted: Thursday, November 22, 2007 - 05:23 PM UTC
Luciano,
Extremely nice assembly line you have going, and I definitely agree with your opinion on the Eduard kits. I also have the ME-262's, they are quite an improvement over their initial kits. And from what I'm hearing, we have quite a group of new 1/144th kits coming out shortly. Has anyone seen the Harrier GR7 from Revell yet ? If it is anything as good as their AV-8B and hunter, etc. it should be a Great kit. I also just got a copy of Sweet's P-51B's, another tremendous kit. We have plenty of build material for the long winter months of the Northern Hemisphere, of course you Southern Hemisphere folks are getting ready for beach weather ! So how is everyone's builds coming along ? Take it easy.......Bruce
Littorio
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Posted: Friday, November 23, 2007 - 04:24 AM UTC

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Has anyone seen the Harrier GR7 from Revell yet ? If it is anything as good as their AV-8B and hunter, etc. it should be a Great kit. I also just got a copy of Sweet's P-51B's, another tremendous kit. Take it easy.......Bruce



Hi Bruce, at the National's held here a couple of weeks ago I picked up the Dragon and Revell Harrier GR7 kits, the Dragon one is their old poor AV8B just with new weapons and a new nose while the Revell one is Blow your socks off out of this world!!!! Sorry thats very good if you didn't get the message i.e. its to the same levell as their Hunter and new F-14A + D Tomcats.
Like you I also picked up Sweets P-51B and the P-51B/C POW kits, both are up to Sweets very good standard.

Ciao
Luciano
Frigate
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Posted: Friday, November 23, 2007 - 04:59 AM UTC
Luciano,
Thanks for the info on the Harrier, that bodes well for the future. What markings are included ? At present, I'm working up an AV-8B that will be finished in the colors of VMA-223 "The Bulldogs". Revell's quality is definitely leading the pack for jets and helicopters, very few can touch them in my opinion. But I have to give the WWII era to sweet and Eduard, it will be interesting to see which one breaks out on top. Take it easy, Bruce

p.s. What stores comes with the GR7 ?
Littorio
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Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2007 - 06:25 AM UTC

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Luciano,
What markings are included ?
p.s. What stores comes with the GR7 ?



Bruce, the Dragon kit comes with Brimstone weapons and a GR.7 of 4 Squadron and a GR.9 of 41 Squadron.

The Revell kit has markings for 20R Squadron and a aircraft of Operation Herrick in Afghanistan as for weapon load out this kit only has Sidewinders and droptanks so a weapon load will need to be found. i.e. buy three Revell kits and use the Dragon decals and weapons.

Ciao
Luciano
CRS
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Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2007 - 11:48 AM UTC
This may be of interest to some 1/144th model builders
http://www.anigrand.com/AA4009_YB-49.htm
a kit with a surprise inside ?
Littorio
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Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2007 - 10:22 AM UTC
Thanks for the heads up Chuck, I think the XB-70 may some how find its way onto my bench and that big Russian Bounder.

Ciao
Luciano
Frigate
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Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2007 - 01:15 PM UTC
Gentlemen,
As I stated before, we have plenty of new projects coming our way. And speaking of projects, what has evryone got going on on the workbench ? As for my self, I usually work multiples. (To allow proper drying time, I'll work another different project) At present I have a Revell Canadair Challenger in USCG colors, a Revell AV-8B in VMA-223 "Bulldog" colors, and last but not least, looking at a Sweet P-51B.
So what have you folks got working ? ..............................................Take it easy, Bruce
Littorio
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Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 03:36 AM UTC
Hi Bruce,
On the workbench are two Sweet Hurricanes an Academy Ju-88 (poor kit) and a Revell F-14A Tomcat with a Dewoitine 333 about to join them for the 'tween wars campaign.

Oh Bruce the company that make the little vehicles is http://www.pg-models.com they are N gauge which is 1/150 scale although most of the range is post war to modern British.

Ciao
Luciano
Frigate
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West Virginia, United States
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Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 03:59 AM UTC
Luciano,
Thank you for the info on the trucks and softskins. That is a much ignored part of our scale, but it is starting to grow. I'll have to see what's available, and what I need at present. From the sounds of it, you have a good assembly line going there. Be sure to keep us updated with your finished products. I,for one, enjoy seeing them. Thanks again....Bruce
Frigate
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Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 01:26 PM UTC
Folks,
It has been quiet for a while now. Hopefully that means everyone has been building . In any case, it's time to "kick the bushes", and get some talk going about our scale.
I'm finishing the Revell Canadair Challenger at present. Should be completed this weekend, I'll post phots then. This is completed as the C-143A of the US Coast Guard. This is something a little different, and a nice little colorful addition to the colection.

So what are all of you working on ? Keep building .....................Bruce
JollyRoger
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Istanbul, Turkey / Türkçe
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Posted: Tuesday, December 25, 2007 - 03:43 AM UTC
Unfortunately the usual suspects are still on the bench, with addition of one more Platz F-4EJ, which will be done as a Kai and will go to my girlfriend and a TF-104G(hmm I may have writen it before) which I wish to finish as Turkish but I still don't have decals...didn't stop me on F-4E though:} Anyways. Did anybody realized that Café Reo has released two He111 kits? With dreadful adition, Fujimi is releaasing a UH-1N(which I already preordered) and a Lynx(probably Army version) in the rightful scale?
Frigate
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West Virginia, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, December 25, 2007 - 04:38 AM UTC
Merry Christmas to all !
I hope all of our 1/144th group are doing well, and salivating over any new "Toys" that Santa brought . Also attached is my latest finished project. This is Revell's Bombardier Challenger painted up as a C-143A of the U.S. Coast Guard. Enjoy, everyone. Take care, Bruce
Red4
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Posted: Tuesday, December 25, 2007 - 04:42 AM UTC
I don't know how I missed this thread, but I did. I dabble in 1/144 mainly because I can find subjects here that are hard to find in other scales, and for their size. An example is one I just finished, the Minicraft EC-121. Even in 1/144 it is a good size chunk of plastic, imagine that in 1/72! The question becomes where do I put it once it is done I've got a couple of builds under my belt in this scale,
Dragons Maus-

Dragons Tiger I-

Mincrat B-29 Enola Gay- Didn't realize I would have to make the turret covers as she carried no defensive weapons...arrgh.

Minicraft Connie in MATS Markings-

And finally, my favorite, Mincraft EC-121 Warning Star. I had a lot of fun with this one. I have a Heller 1/72 kit of this that will be started soon...."lord willin' and the creek don't rise"

I have several more of these itsy-bitsy scale kits on the shelves. I fid them a nice relaxing build as I usually dont have to worry about masking canopies, interiors etc. Build it, paint it, put some decals on it and its done I'll keep better tabs on this forum. Thanks, "Q"
Red4
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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2007 - 04:30 AM UTC
I was able to get primer on my L-188 Electra yesterday. Will begin polishing it out for its white over NMF. It will wear National Airlines markings. More pics to follow. "Q"
ps. There is a 1/72 Rescue C-47 underway in the background too..
Frigate
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Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2008 - 12:46 PM UTC
Folks,
Revell of Germany released their 2008 listing recently. Without a doubt, the exciting thing for us is a 1/144th scale C-17 due for release in November 2008. Since at present it is flown by the US, UK, Australia, Canada, and soon to be NATO - we should have some interesting markings. Start saving the dollars (Either US or Euro) now, we'll probably need a few. Take it easy.......................Bruce
Red4
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Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2008 - 05:00 PM UTC
One I'm definitely looking forward to. Will round out my "planes I've jumped from" collection. "Q"
Littorio
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Posted: Saturday, August 23, 2008 - 08:22 AM UTC
Been quite in this thread for a while.

But here is some that I've been doing recently.








On the bench at the mo. Macchi 202, SR-71, F-4J and 2 x P-51B Mustangs.

Ciao
Luciano