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Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
« Reply #585 on: April 07, 2018, 08:23:38 am »
I'm thinking along the lines of building an AWACS version of the 1/144 Boeing
737-800 not the E-7 Wedgetail but an alternative using some of the Contrails Models P-8A Poseidon parts, the remaining parts will be used on the Lindberg 1/96 Handley Page Victor.
 The Trumpeter Ilyushin IL-78 Midas will be fitted with a rear radome as an alternative to the Beriev A-50.

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Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
« Reply #586 on: April 28, 2018, 12:38:48 am »
I thought I saw something Soviet with the Rotodome on top of the fin? May be an option?

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Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
« Reply #587 on: May 15, 2018, 01:10:09 pm »
I think the next one will be 1/72 Yatsenko I-28

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Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
« Reply #588 on: May 16, 2018, 12:55:36 am »
I thought I saw something Soviet with the Rotodome on top of the fin? May be an option?
I've built a few of them myself. The trick is to use a metal pin to hold the rotodome in place.

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Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
« Reply #589 on: May 17, 2018, 07:00:40 am »
Based on the Australian 1956 Bentley S1 Ute conversion, using the 1/24 Minicraft Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud as the donor kit.

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Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
« Reply #590 on: October 26, 2018, 12:30:00 pm »
I can't afford the 1/72 Hasegawa Lancaster ASR MK 3/GR3 kit with resin Mk 2A lifeboat . So I'll wait for the Freightdog conversion set. I hope that this includes the upper turret plug, Merlin 224 engines and propellers. There's an article on the Lifesaving Lancaster in  Scale Aircraft Modeling- Volume 28 Number 3.
 Failing that the Vickers Warwick ASR Mk I would be an interesting build but the only kit available is the vacform Contrail in 1/72 scale.
Perhaps the Vickers Wellington, or Hadley Page Halifax would make suitable whiffs. Stirling's and the B-17 in Coastal Command colours.
The B-29 Washington is another whiff. Not forgetting the Avro Shackleton MR1 and MR2. I'm thinking the MR3. Maybe the ground clearance might be an issue. But if you use the Mk2 bomb bay doors and fit them the other way around then the problem is solved.
DC-3,to DC-6 are also on my list.
 I had a crazy idea of fitting a pair of floats on a F-4 Phantom.
Not a whiff but adding skis to a 1/72 Antonov An-12 Cub.

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Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
« Reply #591 on: October 26, 2018, 01:01:26 pm »
well, with Belgium announcing ysterday that we are going to buy the F-35A, i got the Italeri kit (with the belgian roundels & finflash) out of the stash. no serials in the box, so im thinking of using the FX-** serials from a F-104G decal set.

other project i have planned in 1/72 are various Luft'46 and modern Soviet/Russian aircraft (Su-47, Su-57, Mig-37 and Mig-39).
i also recently got a pair of 1/72 S-300 missile- and radar trucks, and im planning on building those in Belgian Army colors.
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-all kinds of things.

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Re: What do you plan to build in near future?
« Reply #592 on: Yesterday at 05:26:41 pm »
With the kit prices for the 1/72 Kawassaki P-1 and 1/72 Beriev Be-200 out of my budget the urge to kitbash them makes sense to me.
 I'll be building a few vacform conversions as these seem to be at affordable prices.