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Phantom2
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Posted: Saturday, August 23, 2008 - 10:17 AM UTC
Hi all!

Well, I have to admit, I had forgotten this tread!

We need a 1/144th scale forum here, don´t you say?

In this scale I have these "on the go" right now;

Revell F-14D Super Tomcat
Revell Tornado IDS
Revell Mig-31
Dragon F-117A Nighthawk (two kits)

No pics tho, but I will take some later on!

Cheers!

Stefan E
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Posted: Sunday, August 24, 2008 - 04:13 AM UTC
Folks,
Glad to see the thread hasn't died completely. Luciano, some nice builds there, glad you posted them. We need this to keep the interest up.

Stefan, I definitely agree it would really be good to have a 1/144th Forum. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be quite enough interest from what I've seen in the past.

To all:
here's a few pics of the last completed build in 1/144th. This is the Revell AV-8B+ with Starfighter decals custom decals. A definite fun project. Next up..... an F-18F "Rhino".



james84
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Posted: Monday, August 25, 2008 - 04:37 AM UTC
Here you can find some airliners
www.airlinercafe.com
PolarBear
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Posted: Monday, August 25, 2008 - 06:09 AM UTC
That's some really nice builds, boys! That's one heck of a dio Bruce! The Harrier is awesome, and I just love the base plate.

Personally, I'm back in the 1/144 saddle and I've restarted my "rumble in the Far East"-project (Yes, I know that the particular campaign ended about a year ago... )

Currently, I'm working on an Ivo Jima P-51D Mustang from Platz.

I'll be trying someting new (to me, at least). Given that the Alclad II Aluminiums are somewhat translucent, I've done the panellines (and some weathering) first. I'm going to spray the model with clear "Honey Primer", and then add the aluminium in thin layers. Who know? Maybe it will work!



I've also added some further detail / weathering and panellines to the Zero and the Wildcat. Here is the current status of the Far East project (the I-16 will be Chineese, btw). In my view, the panellines really made the difference!



Hopefully, the postman will arrive soon with some more gems in this tiny scale! I'll keep you updated!

Stefan - Perhaps a 1/144 forum, but first a 1/144 campaign?!

Cheers! // PolarBear
Littorio
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Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2008 - 12:32 PM UTC
Bruce thats a really fine AV-8B you have there, but I must ask where you got the figure from
By the way is that a CD base?

Bjorn
Looks like you have a few gems in that case and as for a campaign well most of my campaign entries are in 1/144 any way so I'd join.

Ciao
Luciano
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Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2008 - 02:10 PM UTC
Luciano,
The figure is a converted modern German Air Force aircrew by Prieser. The base is actually just a circle of stained pine with a sheet plastic deck. The tie downs were made up individually and added in. Although not perfect, it is a decent addition to my case.

The next 1/144th project will be a DML F-18F "Rhino"- so we'll see if I can improve on that.

And I definitely agree we need a 1/144th build ! That could do a lot to raise the interest level throughout our little community..................See Ya...........
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Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2008 - 11:18 PM UTC

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Also if you haven't seen them yet, the P-51B's from Sweet are top of the line with both the normal canopy and the Malcolm hood. [ ]



..bought these recently ..beautiful little kits and a load of great decal options. As Andy has said the only problem I have is seeing some of the parts ..

BTW fantastic work on the AV-8 and that's a super base....but those pics have got to be at least four times actual size !
mbittner
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Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 12:59 AM UTC
Wow, I usually don't look in the General forum here. Now I wish I had as I've been missing this thread.

Personally I only dabble in 1/144th (Hi, Bruce! ) as my primary scale is 1/72nd. I've finished (all Revell) the Berkut, MiG.144 and Hunter and am working on the Wolfpack BAC TSR.2. If you work it, you can get this kit relatively seam-free. I've done so with attaching the wing to the rear fuselage piece and have worked the exhausts enough so they'll be so too (which will help with the painting). I'm now working on the intakes and trying to get those seam-free, but those aren't cooperating like the rest has so far. Unfortunately (for this scale) it's taken a back-seat to some of my 1/72nd builds.

The last I finished was the Hunter:



You can find more about it at Internet Modeler.
JollyRoger
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Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 01:58 AM UTC
BRUCEEEEEE!!! WHAT HAVE YOU DOOOOONE!!!!!!! I am in tears!!!!!
To be honest I betrayed thescaled for a while. I am in huge scale at the moment(1/72). Better return to the half built true scaled birds. I have one F-4EJ and a P-47 waiting for attention on bench. I am short in timewise and spacewise these days, so I can do it I guess...
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Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 03:49 AM UTC
Gentlemen,
Actually don't feel bad about "Betraying" the scale. At present, I'm finishing an Academy 1/72 P-40. Obviously most of us do this. But I normally return to the correct scale quickly.

Ok.... now for some intel ? I keep hearing rumblings,(nothing official) about Platz doing a 1/144th A-4, anyone heard anything on this ? I just got their F-8.... What a kit !!! If they do the A-4 anywhere near as well as the F-8, or the latest P-51's, and P-47's it could be great for all of us. Plus there are photos of Revell's C-17 test shots on their website - so things just get better and better.

Anyone else have any intel ? ..........Take it easy and keep building.................Bruce
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Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 12:10 PM UTC
I've built a few in the tiny scale, although I seem to build mostly 1/72 these days.

Trumpeter A-50 Mainstay


Revell Hunter with homemade 'papyrus' decals


LS F-102 with some added details


Crown ju-88 and Eduard Bf109 Mistel


Frigate
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Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 05:03 PM UTC
Matt,
Outstanding job on the Hunter ! That bird looks better the more I look at it, and there are sooooooooo.......... many color schemes for it !

Migrant,
I salute you, Sir ! That is just unbelieveable work. The paint work is tremendous, clean ,bright,etc. But the "Squiggle" scheme on the JU-88 is the topper ! That is so clean and patterned, that had to be a headache to complete. Please do keep them coming

Keep building , Folks...............................Bruce
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Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 08:55 AM UTC
Matt, love the Hunter.
I've got a whole squadron waiting in the stash with the Xtradecal decals, I take it thats what you used?

Migrant, some amazing work and that A-50 Mainstay is a clean masterpiece.

Ciao
Luciano
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Posted: Monday, September 01, 2008 - 03:24 AM UTC
Cramp!!! I can't see the pics. A-4? F-toys mold again? Couldn't get the F-8 but there is a Café Reo set if you saw it including F-4D(which is a bliss in the scale) A-6 and F-8. Anyone got any? I saw a phto from a booth last year showing a Spitfire late version with a Sweet style box with a brand "Bitter" on it. Anybody has any idea?
Björn, Just saw it, is taht the Kami de Koro Koro I-16?
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Posted: Monday, September 01, 2008 - 09:17 PM UTC
JollyRoger wrote:
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Björn, Just saw it, is taht the Kami de Koro Koro I-16?


It sure is! I wan't to make an I-16 type 5 used by China. So far, I've only removed the solid canopy. I will try to dig out a small cockpit and make a transparent canopy. In the meantime, I will get started on these two aircraft (Shoki and Raiden) that arrived in the mail yesterday. Anyone that has experience of these Fujimi kits? They look rather nice on the sprues...



Cheers! // PolarBear
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Posted: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 - 04:06 AM UTC
OK, I will chime in here.

I dabble a bit in the 1/144 market as well. Mostly it is a pallet cleansor between more serious builds.

When I was a kid, I had a whole airforce of 1/144 jets hung from my ceiling, missile shots with plumes of smoke made with cotton, the whole works. At that time you could buy a Revell (I think it was Revell) 1/144 aircraft for $5 or so.

The last one I built a few months ago, was a Dragon 1/144 F/A-18E Super Hornet. I had painted it up as a "What IF" scheme, based on if the Canadian Air Force, bought the Super Bug to replace our venerable CF-18s, (may still happen yet from what I hear).

Check it out





I had planned on painting it the grey on grey colors of the CF-18s, and I started out that way painting the bottom, but then I decided that I was going to go back to a variation of the camo schemes that the CF-5s used to wear and camo up the CF/A-18E. Harms are from a Dragon 1/144 Tornado kit, the Mk.82s are from a Hobby Craft 1/144 F-16XL kit. The dual bomb launchers that the Mk.82s are on, are actually from the F/A-18E kit itself, as are the Sidewinders and drop tanks.

Hope you enjoy it!
Littorio
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Posted: Monday, September 08, 2008 - 08:17 AM UTC
Nice build Scott, an interesting colour scheme. Seeing your signature, do you know of any Avro Arrow's in 1/144?

Picked up a few 'new' kits this weekend at a model show, a 'Revell UK' P-47D and Fw-190A plus this set:


Also made a start on the Attack Mig-17F while at the show, pictures soon.

Ciao
Luciano
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Posted: Tuesday, September 09, 2008 - 12:02 AM UTC

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JollyRoger wrote:
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Björn, Just saw it, is taht the Kami de Koro Koro I-16?


It sure is! I wan't to make an I-16 type 5 used by China. So far, I've only removed the solid canopy. I will try to dig out a small cockpit and make a transparent canopy. In the meantime, I will get started on these two aircraft (Shoki and Raiden) that arrived in the mail yesterday. Anyone that has experience of these Fujimi kits? They look rather nice on the sprues...



Cheers! // PolarBear


I hope they are not like the UH-1N kit. It is a total waste of natural resources.
mbittner
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Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 01:25 PM UTC
I recently picked up an LS MiG-25 on evilbay. Nice kit!!

I want to stick a cockpit in it. Any ideas, aside from scratchbuilding?
mbittner
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Posted: Friday, September 12, 2008 - 12:07 PM UTC
Anybody build an OzMods T-33, built it gear-up, and has no use for the landing gear? I'm looking for a set, if so. TIA!
Littorio
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Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 12:04 AM UTC
Hi Matt, checked my normal source (Matador Models) of 1/144 cockpits but no Mig-25 listed, see here for thier list.

Here is a in progress pic of the Attack Mig-17 I started at a model show last week.


Ciao
Luciano
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Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 04:57 AM UTC
Hey there Luciano,

Unfortunately the Arrow is only made in 1/72 and 1/48 scales. And only available from Hobbycraft.

Nice looking Mig17 btw, and that weapons set would be nice to have!!!!
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Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 05:49 PM UTC
Luciano,
Nice little Mig. I might have to end up digging that one out of the stash.

Also I had previously asked, but got no replies, has anyone built the Platz F-8 Crusader ? From what I can see, a jewel of a kit. Several versions are possible, and definitely one of the more colorful Navy/Marine aircraft of the time period.

Keep building, Guys. Take it easy.................Bruce

BTW : The F-18F is starting down the finishing track.
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Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2008 - 07:36 AM UTC

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Luciano,

Also I had previously asked, but got no replies, has anyone built the Platz F-8 Crusader ? From what I can see, a jewel of a kit. Several versions are possible, and definitely one of the more colorful Navy/Marine aircraft of the time period.




Hi Bruce!

I have the Platz F-8 Crusader kit, actually I bought three boxes (Yep, six kits!) as the Crusader Is a big favourite aircraft for me!
I haven´t gotten around building any yet, though.

Do you have the kit?
I can take some sprue shots if you want to see what´s in the box.

Have you seen the P-51 Mustangs, P-47 Thunderbolts and Focke-Wulf Fw190 from Platz?
Then you´ll know what awaits you in the Crusader box, these kits are all real gems!

Have you seen my Airfix 1/144 BAC SRN4 Hovercraft build?

Check out this link;

http://www.aeroscale.co.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=124901&page=1

Cheers!

Stefan E
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Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2008 - 07:43 PM UTC

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Luciano,
Nice little Mig. I might have to end up digging that one out of the stash.

Also I had previously asked, but got no replies, has anyone built the Platz F-8 Crusader ? From what I can see, a jewel of a kit. Several versions are possible, and definitely one of the more colorful Navy/Marine aircraft of the time period.

Keep building, Guys. Take it easy.................Bruce



Thanks Bruce, nice build but all butt joints so care needed. As for the Platz F-8 I have not even seen it let alone built it. For some reason nobody seems to stock Platz here in the UK and I don't use plastic (Visa) to shop so there is loads of kits from Sweet and Platz I've seen pictures of but can not get my hands on

Ciao
Luciano