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mbittner
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Posted: Wednesday, June 01, 2011 - 01:03 AM UTC
One of our reviewers has finished the Fox One Lysander Mk.I:

http://www.internetmodeler.com/artman/publish/aviation/Fox-One-1-144-Lysander-Mk-I-Full-Build.php
Littorio
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Posted: Sunday, May 29, 2011 - 09:22 AM UTC
It's been quite around here of late, which must mean everyone's busy building any way here's the latest off the bench and the latest to hit the bench also.




ludwig113
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Posted: Thursday, May 05, 2011 - 08:07 PM UTC
hi all,
i've proposed a 1/144 campaign,if anyone would like to join stick your name down

1/144 campaign proposal

cheers paul
mbittner
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Posted: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 12:45 AM UTC
Received a new package from RetroWings. In it:

Resin cockpit for the Dragon/DML A-6
"Slick fuselage" for the Platz A-4 (including parts to build Blue Angels birds)
A4D-1 complete kit
(And also a cockpit and pilot for the AFV Club Mirage 2000 Egg Plane)

Watch Internet Modeler for reviews of the contents of each piece. The A4D-1 is an excellent start for their first full kit. Hopefully they'll continue to release complete kits.
Littorio
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Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 04:33 PM UTC
Well here's a wip that I'm building for the 'Cats out of the bag' campaign. It's a pair of Revell F-14D Tomcats on an Airfix dog fight double display stand. The F-14's will be finished as 163 & 164 of VF-101 Grim Reapers

JackFlash
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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2011 - 03:12 PM UTC
I have been asked for more detailed images of an older diorama and have made some time to do this. You will note some various scales of WWI aircraft kits 1:27 - 1:144.









Littorio
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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2011 - 01:53 PM UTC
Guys just to let you know that there will be a couple of 1/144 reviews that I'm doing coming up on the site in the next week or two all from a company called Brengun. US Navy oxygen carts, German 16ton portable crane and a German Draisine (armoured train-car).

If you get a chance check out the Brengun web site as they have some nice aircraft related items including those etched seat belts you've been looking for
Littorio
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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2011 - 09:31 AM UTC
Guy's a mini show photo report from the RAF Cosford 2011 model show, all items in the photos are 1/144 for the rest of the report check out the Bulldogs site for all other items later this week.















JackFlash
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Posted: Friday, April 01, 2011 - 03:21 PM UTC
For those of you into airliners Roden has a series of 1:144 DC 7C kits each in a different livery.
mbittner
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Posted: Friday, April 01, 2011 - 12:44 PM UTC
Published a "First Look" on the new Fox One Northrop Grumman X-47B:

http://www.internetmodeler.com/artman/publish/flaviation/Fox-One-1-144-Northrop-Grumman-X-47B.php
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Posted: Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 08:46 PM UTC
Sounds good, thanks Luciano!
Littorio
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Posted: Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 11:12 AM UTC

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I didn't realize how large 1/144 aircraft actually were. I picked up a Dragon F-14 twinpack and the size is really nice, granted the F-14 was quite large for what it was. If anyone has any other recommendations for a beginner I'm all ears..



Jeremy go with the Dragon kits, not the most accurate and with iffy cockpits (read alien crew) plus some howlers (A-10) although the choppers are good I believe. Sweet kits if you can find them are also great for both the beginner and expert. Older Revell kits (some re-boxed) would also suit while the newer issues are as detailed as bigger scale kits.

Hope that helps some.
Littorio
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Posted: Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 11:02 AM UTC
Well a long time with no builds, so here we have some work in progress that are campaign builds.

First two Revell F-14D's wheels up in a fly by, VF-101 my favourite squadron. 'Cats out of the bag campaign'

Aeroclub pilots will find their way into the cockpits but they may be legless

Next we have a Revell Harrier GR.7


Oh Aeroclub are still going but no longer run their mail order shop, they where at a show last week and I picked up five packs of pilots.
Littorio
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Posted: Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 10:53 AM UTC

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Has anyone else "liked" RetroWings on FB yet? If not, here are some announcements from them.

A4D-1 is just waiting on decals
A-6 cockpit for the Dragon kit
A-4 "smooth fuselage" for the Platz kits

Pretty cool.



Hi Matt, I got to see these in the flesh last week and they look real nice, they have also got Jumo 004 engines for the Eduard Me-262 coming soon.
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Posted: Friday, March 25, 2011 - 07:38 PM UTC
I didn't realize how large 1/144 aircraft actually were. I picked up a Dragon F-14 twinpack and the size is really nice, granted the F-14 was quite large for what it was. If anyone has any other recommendations for a beginner I'm all ears..
mbittner
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Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 12:13 AM UTC
The Pit-Road Sukhoi T-50 finally came in. Here's the First Look of it:

http://www.internetmodeler.com/artman/publish/flaviation/Pit-Road-1-144-Sukhoi-T-50-PAK-FA.php
mbittner
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Posted: Tuesday, March 01, 2011 - 01:16 AM UTC
Finally finished the Fox One Chengdu J-20.



More here: http://www.internetmodeler.com/artman/publish/aviation/Fox-One-1-144-Chengdu-J-20.php
mbittner
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Posted: Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 01:41 AM UTC
Has anyone else "liked" RetroWings on FB yet? If not, here are some announcements from them.

A4D-1 is just waiting on decals
A-6 cockpit for the Dragon kit
A-4 "smooth fuselage" for the Platz kits

Pretty cool.
Frigate
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Posted: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 04:36 PM UTC
Raphael,
As far as crewmen, and depending on the "pose" your looking for, there might be a few around. As Luciano stated, Aeroclub had sitting pilots, I don't know if they are available anymore. Plus if I remember correctly, I think Oz-Mods from Australia has a few. But your best bet would be the Prieser figures from Germany. I have modified the "Modern German Air Force" figures several times. Just "Google" Prieser 1/144th figures. Hope this helps. Take care..........Bruce...
Littorio
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Posted: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 09:49 AM UTC

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very lovely progress you're having dirk. looking forward to another wonderful finish.

i haven't been doing any 144 birds lately, but looking at my stash i'd like to start on that DML invader or even the F-5 aggressor. however i am bothered by those plastic blobs they have for crewmen. somebody once provided me a link where to get aftermarket pilots, but my stupidty got in the way again and i have misplaced it. can anyone here show me where i can get modern pilot figs?

thanks!



Hi Raphael it was Aeroclub that made 1/144 metal pilots with ejection seats, but since the death of one of the main staff last year the online shop has been closed. You may still find the pilots at other shops that stock Aeroclub items though.
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Posted: Sunday, February 20, 2011 - 03:50 PM UTC
very lovely progress you're having dirk. looking forward to another wonderful finish.

i haven't been doing any 144 birds lately, but looking at my stash i'd like to start on that DML invader or even the F-5 aggressor. however i am bothered by those plastic blobs they have for crewmen. somebody once provided me a link where to get aftermarket pilots, but my stupidty got in the way again and i have misplaced it. can anyone here show me where i can get modern pilot figs?

thanks!
Dirkpitt289
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Posted: Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 04:43 AM UTC
Thanks for the kind words guys. You were both right it is Bullitt and it'd defiantly the best chase scene ever filmed.

As for not wanting to sneak up ion the back of the Superfortress I guess the 20MM cannon wasn't so effective as from what I've read most crews took removed the cannon because of its ineffectiveness. But to keep the wolves at bay they crews sometimes used a broom stick for appearances.
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Posted: Friday, February 18, 2011 - 10:39 PM UTC
Looking good Dirk. I would'nt like to sneak up on your Super Fortress from behind .
I reckon it's Bullit as well. Best car chase ever.
All the best.
tim
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Posted: Friday, February 18, 2011 - 03:44 PM UTC
Looks good Dirk. I'd say the movie is Bullet with Steve McQueen. One of my favorites too. "Q"
Dirkpitt289
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Posted: Friday, February 18, 2011 - 02:05 PM UTC
Time to pay a little attention to the aft end of the ole gal.



The twin 50's are in place along with the tail gunners window.




After mulling over some more photos of these great beasts I realized there is something more I need to add to the tail section. You see the early B-29s were armed with ten 50 cal machine guns and one 20mm cannon. The cannon was mounted in the tail centered between and just above the 50's.

Using a pin-vise I set to work





Using Evergreen styrene rod I fashioned a make shift 20mm cannon