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Frigate
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Posted: Monday, February 03, 2014 - 05:01 PM UTC
Peter,
As usual, you did an outstanding job on the FW !! Absolutely gorgeous.

And don't forget all, we have the "Smurf Scale " campaign in full swing at the moment, check it out when you have a chance !

Take Care...........Bruce
Mcleod
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Posted: Monday, February 03, 2014 - 05:09 PM UTC

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I have this little scene to contribute.


It's a beautiful scene, Jonathan, with extremely well done models.
Your going to have to get some stronger bifocals and model-up some people. It's kinda looking sterile out there.
JClapp
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Posted: Monday, February 03, 2014 - 05:24 PM UTC

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I have this little scene to contribute.


It's a beautiful scene, Jonathan, with extremely well done models.
Your going to have to get some stronger bifocals and model-up some people. It's kinda looking sterile out there.



yeah I have lots of figures, trucks and other ground equipment, mostly N scale, but they are all in boxes in the top of a closet, I just got the building down to make a photo of these two new aircraft. here are some older photos with some odd and ends included.

I never have gotten around to decaling these trucks.


problems with "N" scale, nominally 1:160, but varying widely, most "N" scale vehicles are closer to 1/144, but some are much smaller!

pbhawkin
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Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 08:13 PM UTC
Too long since anyone posted.
So here are some of my latest.
Wellington Mk.X 'S' 304sqn 'Polish' RAF






Wellington Mk.III 'HDoR' 466Sqn RAAF






tinbanger
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Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 10:12 PM UTC
Nice work Peter!
Mcleod
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Posted: Friday, July 11, 2014 - 01:52 AM UTC
I know this thread originated in the same year as the pick-up I'm still driving was purchased, but, it remains one of my favorite's on the site.

What an amazing collection of fine models it contains.
JollyRoger
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Posted: Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 10:20 PM UTC
Maybe not entirely inside the oundries of this topic but I realised that I may have overdone it this time. This is what I have on my bench:

And I am thinking about building 1/72 of those white buggers...
pbhawkin
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New South Wales, Australia
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Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 05:34 PM UTC
here is my latest casting.
it is a 'Wargamer' Gold version of the Fokker G1.
This replaces the old much less detailed one.


Removed by original poster on 08/22/14 - 18:25:05 (GMT).
Murdo
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Posted: Friday, August 22, 2014 - 06:30 AM UTC
Peter, those are cracking Wellingtons! What kit are they? I've been after a Wellington for a while.


I got this wee Revell Harrier GR7 kit a few weeks back and decided to give it a go. It really is a lovely kit and revell are to be congratulated on bringing out some fantastic items.

The box



Made a Bang Seat


 

 
Inserted in cockpit and added a HUD display from some spare wire
 

 

 
The finished kit
 

 

 

 

 

 
 
And with the usual paw for scale effect
 

 
 
My hanger of 1/144 kits is growing nicely (and cheaply). 
 
Mcleod
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Posted: Friday, August 22, 2014 - 07:29 AM UTC
Lovely, Murdo. I too am very impressed with Revell's 1/144 offerings. They are really very nice.
tinbanger
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Posted: Friday, August 22, 2014 - 08:26 AM UTC
Good job Murdo!
JClapp
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Posted: Friday, August 22, 2014 - 08:51 AM UTC

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Peter, those are cracking Wellingtons! What kit are they? I've been after a Wellington for a while.


I got this wee Revell Harrier GR7 kit a few weeks back and decided to give it a go. It really is a lovely kit and revell are to be congratulated on bringing out some fantastic items.



Murdo that Harrier is staggering! all those decals, and the engine inlet is eye catching.

Peter Hawkins makes those kits himself, cast resin in molds of his own design. Have a look at the rest of Peter's Planes.
Frigate
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Posted: Friday, August 22, 2014 - 09:22 AM UTC
Murdo,
Very nice job on the Harrier ! I definitely agree with you about Revell's 1/144th line. They keep putting out some of the absolute best at decent prices.

I've attached a few shots of my latest Revell bird - the F-18D ATARS. This was from the Revell F-18D kit (a jewel ! ) with minor conversion of the photo recce nose. A fun build for the "Smurf Scale" group build. ( As usual, I finished just too late ! )

Anyone heard anything about Revell's upcoming 1/144th Airbus A-400 ?







Murdo
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Posted: Friday, August 22, 2014 - 09:52 AM UTC
Yeah Bruce, I'm sure I remember your F18 from the Smurf scale campaign. An absolutely stunning piece of work, beautifully done. I've definitely seen it before.

If anyone is interested, this is what I'm currently building. A 1/144 vacform Avro York which I'm hoping to do as an aircraft from "Operation Plainfare", the Brit operation in the Berlin Airlift.



It currently looks like this:

Murdo
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Posted: Friday, August 22, 2014 - 10:02 AM UTC

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Peter Hawkins makes those kits himself, cast resin in molds of his own design. Have a look at the rest of Peter's Planes.



Ah, thanks Jonathan, I know who Peter is now, I've spent many a happy moment drooling over the kits on his site. Unfortunately I imagine that buying them from Oz would cost me a divorce in postage.
JClapp
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Posted: Friday, August 22, 2014 - 11:04 AM UTC

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Ah, thanks Jonathan, I know who Peter is now, I've spent many a happy moment drooling over the kits on his site. Unfortunately I imagine that buying them from Oz would cost me a divorce in postage.



well, so happens, here's a reality check for you -

I shouldnt think it would be more to UK than to US..?
pbhawkin
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Posted: Friday, August 22, 2014 - 12:01 PM UTC
Thanks Join for the info to Murdo.
airmail from Aus to UK is A$18.20 and to the USA is A$14.10 for parcel up to 500grams in weight.
I can usually get 3-6 planes in depending on their size (2 engine versus single).

Peter
jimb
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Posted: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 12:45 PM UTC
Here are some pics of my latest foray into 1/144 scale aircraft modeling. I only wish the pics came out better.



(Even thought it's blurry, I kind of like this shot.)






Jim
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Posted: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 10:45 AM UTC
So--any interest in PE sets for 1/144 scale aircraft...?
Mcleod
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Posted: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 11:11 AM UTC

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So--any interest in PE sets for 1/144 scale aircraft...?


Now, that's an interesting question.
Personally, I believe there's a need for seat harness, wheel hubs and exterior detail. Cockpit detail might be a little bit iffy.
I already do purchase some ExtraTech stuff in 1/144 for airliners; their sets do limit themselves to exterior and engine detail.

Perhaps your question could be more specific.
pbhawkin
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Posted: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 04:42 PM UTC
I am getting PE sets done for 1/144 cowl flaps in open position, German WW2 radar aerials, Beaufort aerials and Arado 196 float struts. Mainly to go with the planes I make in resin.

Aerials, antennas, ladders, chocks, flaps, wheel well details, engine covers and engine details, cockpit frames would ALL be welcome in 1/144.
I would love to see a PE cockpit frame that could be painted and then placed onto a clear canopy (saves trying to paint the frames on or using lots of little bits of tape!!).
Frigate
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Posted: Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 12:10 AM UTC
John,
1 suggestion for you. The ever present C-130. Extratech produced a beautiful set for the interior back end of the 130. But Minicraft's kit is totally devoid of an interior up front. I realize not much will be seen, but I do think a generic fold up cockpit with seats would definitely help this model. And considering this is the only aircraft I know that has been in production for over 60 years, there is more than enough schemes to be done.

And speaking of that, it really surprises me the decal makers have not jumped on this aircraft more. Granted the '130 is far from "sexy" - but it is a heck of a workhorse !

Just my 2 cents worth.
Murdo
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Posted: Friday, October 17, 2014 - 09:27 AM UTC
Here's the finished 1/144 Formaplane Vacform Avro York. An interesting build and my first vacform.














The decals were a mix of internet pics and stuff drawn in MS Word then inkjet printed on clear and white decal paper.

The undercarriage is scratchbuilt from brass and wire. the windows are Humbrol Clearfix and the Navdome is my first attempt at vacforming clear plastic. the radar on the roof is scratchbuilt from plastic and Milliput. All in all a very satisfying little build.


Next up will be the Welsh Models 1/144 Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer, also a vacform.
JClapp
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Posted: Friday, October 17, 2014 - 10:50 AM UTC
looks great, welcome to the vacuform world!
complete with home made decals and scratch built details.

will the Welsh Twin Pioneer be your entry in next spring's Vac'n'Resin campaign ? or do you have a third project in the queue?