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1/144 Scale modeling
pbennett
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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 07:51 AM UTC
Peter,

Yes, I've seen that photo before ... fascinating little scene, and well executed. My idea though is to create a much larger scene ... the focal point, an SU-27 Flanker being taxied across the grass in preparation for take-off; and in the background, various other aircraft (Hawker Hurricane, A6M Zero, Apache helicopter, P51 Mustang, F14 Tomcat, NA Sabre, P40 Warhawk , etc ...) waiting for their turn to thrill the crowd.

Well that is the plan ... just when I get round to actually doing it is another matter, as I've got so many projects on the go!

Paul
jimb
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Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 01:39 PM UTC
Here is my Trumpeter 1/144 scale North American USAF F-86F-30 Sabre. The markings are the 335th Fighter Intercept Squadron, Korea, 1953. The pilot figure is from OzMods. Guess I need a MiG-15 to go with it.




It's not perfect, but I like how it came out.

Jim
JollyRoger
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 10:22 AM UTC
Hi all, I've been a poor attendant lately but I felt I need to feel I am still building. Ok I admit this is from last May but still, I've built at least two 1/144s in 2018. This one won a 1st prize in the National Competition last year. Unfortunately I didn't take photos of the sistership which is Hans Phillip's bird of the same era. Kit is Sweet's F from Barbarossa box. Happy New Year everyone.



...hmmm, pitot tube looks invisible, but it is there.
JollyRoger
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 10:33 AM UTC
Ooops, seems like there is a problem with photo links. Ok, let's try this way.
jimb
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 10:50 AM UTC
Nice looking Bf109. Nice details & weathering.

Jim
LowFiveJoe
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 11:55 AM UTC
Ha, I just found this thread; didn't know it was here... Nice job on the 109 Jolly.

I've started work on a P-51 that will be done up as Bob Hoover's 'Ole Yeller. I'll be sure to post in here when I get some progress done.
Frigate
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 12:31 PM UTC
Gentlemen:
It has obviously been quite a while since I last posted. But I do manage to keep an eye out on the posts, and the 1/144th scale "toys" and decals !

I don't know if anyone has announced it ... but Caracal Decals has announced some Great 1/144th decals for us "Wee Builders". They will be doing the RAF C-130's with the special tail colors ... plus at least one sheet, possibly more , for the C-17's. Perhaps our time in the cycle has returned !

These sheets can be seen on the ARC forum under Caracal Decals ... these sheets are definitely getting me cranked up again !

So what do you all think ?
JPTRR
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 01:43 PM UTC
Hi Bruce,

Aeroscale recently posted 2 1/144 reviews:

P-47D
https://aeroscale.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=14236

UH-60J & U-125A Rescue Wings
https://aeroscale.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=14238

jimb
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2019 - 12:24 PM UTC
I recently picked up the Academy P-47D Thunderbolt; I'd like to get a set of those Platz decals.

Jim
LowFiveJoe
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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 12:11 PM UTC
Hi All,

Just finished this P-51D as Bob Hoover's 'Ole Yeller.' Decals are from Draw Decals and I thought they were excellent! I'm still struggling with masking canopies; getting closer, but still not where I'd like to be.



jimb
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Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 03:37 PM UTC
Great job on the Mustang.

Jim
JollyRoger
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Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 07:10 AM UTC
I really need to stop by more often. Thanks guys, Cool looking Mustang Joe, is that the Platz kiT?. Old warriors in civillian colours always fascinate me.
Wow! Platz reboxed their P-47D bubletop kit... There is a world of difference Between that and Academy Jimb. I've fiished one up as Eaglston's Jug a while ago. Outstanding kit. It is nice to see it is around again.
magnusf
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Posted: Friday, September 27, 2019 - 03:11 AM UTC
I've finally managed to finish a trio of 144-scale Avias from Eduard.



I blogged the builds here!



Magnus
pbhawkin
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Posted: Friday, September 27, 2019 - 11:18 AM UTC
I also need to check in more, especially with the superb builds being shown as above.
Hopefully, we may see a resurgence of interest in this wonderfull thread.
TimReynaga
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Posted: Friday, September 27, 2019 - 01:40 PM UTC
What cool thread, I hadn't seen it before!

Here's a reprise of the little Crown Mustang I built recently for the Mighty Eighth campaign here on Aeroscale :



JClapp
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Posted: Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 12:23 AM UTC
Glad to see you here, Tim, that's a fine looking Mustang. I hope you will build more airplanes in future!

by the way, and totally off topic,I am about to embark on a vintage Pyro kit for the "Blue Oval" Ford car group build.
TimReynaga
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Posted: Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 03:54 AM UTC

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Glad to see you here, Tim, that's a fine looking Mustang. I hope you will build more airplanes in future!

by the way, and totally off topic,I am about to embark on a vintage Pyro kit for the "Blue Oval" Ford car group build.



Thanks Jonathan!

I built one of the Pyro cars as a kid - made a real mess of it, but as I recall it was a pretty good kit with nice rubber tires. Good luck with yours!
TimReynaga
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Posted: Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 04:02 AM UTC

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Glad to see you here, Tim, that's a fine looking Mustang. I hope you will build more airplanes in future!


It's true that I'm mostly a ship modeler, but I do build the occasional airplane:



Trumpeter's F-86 Sabre is a nice little kit.
magnusf
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Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 04:08 AM UTC
Tim! I think one of the main purposes of this thread is to drag all those 144-scale lurkers out into the daylight ! That Mustang of yours looks far too nice for being a Crown model, and that Sabre is a looker as well!



Magnus
TimReynaga
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Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 07:09 AM UTC

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Tim! That Mustang of yours looks far too nice for being a Crown model...


Magnus



Thanks Magnus. You are right, the old Crown kits weren't all that great, but the P-51D was one of their better ones.

It has most recently been reissued by Minicraft Models with some nice new Cartograf decals.

pbhawkin
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Posted: Friday, May 01, 2020 - 11:08 AM UTC
Just to let everyone know that Martin from 144Kampfgruppe has got the forum to accept new registrations (finally).
so please goto: https://www.kampfgruppe144.com/phpBB3/index.php
TimReynaga
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Posted: Friday, May 01, 2020 - 04:32 PM UTC
Peter,

That kampfgruppe144 site is pretty cool! It is good to see others doing 144 armor, which I do occasionally:


best regards,
Tim
pbhawkin
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Posted: Friday, May 01, 2020 - 05:18 PM UTC
WOW! Tim, that is a great little model. I especially like the grass on the tracks, well done. Please post it over on Kampfgruppe site as others there would love it as well.
jimb
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Posted: Tuesday, June 09, 2020 - 06:57 AM UTC
I haven't been over here in a while. Tim, that's a fine looking Mustang & Sabre. I like the little FT as well.

Jim
TimReynaga
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Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 12:56 PM UTC

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WOW! Tim, that is a great little model. I especially like the grass on the tracks, well done. Please post it over on Kampfgruppe site as others there would love it as well.



Thanks Peter. I've now enrolled and posted the FT over there too!