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Re: Nils's WHIF activity blog
« Reply #615 on: December 10, 2018, 04:55:43 pm »
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Re: Nils's WHIF activity blog
« Reply #616 on: January 11, 2019, 07:58:36 am »
Blog Entry #251

First blog entry of the new year, so lets get started on this update  :mellow:

before starting new builds, im gonna start clearing out the fridge.
first to be put on the table is a pair of 1/144 Hawker Tempest Mk.V's (1 RW RAF built OOB, the other a Soviet lend/lease machine).
aside from that, the 3 1/144 Super Hornets that have been gathering dust for the past 2 years are also back on the bench.
also in final stages of construction is a 1/144 Airbus A400M, awaiting decals before final assembly can begin.
other project that are awaiting decals are (all 1/144) a Bordurian Bf109e, Ju-87D and Belgian Hawker Hurricane Mk.I.

Decals for the next project, a 1/72 Mig-21MF Fishbed of the Khemed Air Force, is now done, these will be printed out at the earliest convenience. aside from this, im planning to dust of some other WIP builds to take up in between paintworks. i have some Luft'46 models in the WIP pile that are starving for attention, so im gonna see witch ones can be taken up to the bench.

thats about it for this update, i havent found much time to do more lately, hopefully the next update will bring more news.



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Re: Nils's WHIF activity blog
« Reply #617 on: January 13, 2019, 01:41:51 pm »
<...> next project, a 1/72 Mig-21MF Fishbed of the Khemed Air Force <...>

Cool! :thumbsup:
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Re: Nils's WHIF activity blog
« Reply #618 on: February 01, 2019, 07:30:07 am »
Blog Entry #252

been stuck at home with the flu for the past 2 days, so the ideal time to keep myself busy with some building time  :mellow:

last week, the 1/144 Airbus A400M has left the bench and onto the shelves. with this gone the workbench is finally clearing up.
the next project to come out of the fridge and waaiting completion, is a Luft'46 themed model, a revell 1/144 Tu-95 Bear-D, being converted to a Luftwaffe transatlantic bomber (redesignated Junkers Ju-289). i started this one about a year ago, but has been gathering dust for quite some time. im building this one allong with another OOB revell Tu-95, for the Cold War GB over on KG144.

with some of these project now nearly done, space is finally clearing up for future builds. im thinking of taking on a few civilian themed models. but first, im planning on doing some stash management this weekend, as the stash has reached almost maximum capacity, im planning on getting rid and selling some surplus kits, looking at older outdated kits and off-scale kits and themes.

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Re: Nils's WHIF activity blog
« Reply #619 on: February 02, 2019, 07:30:36 am »
Feel better soon!!! That flu stuff is the pits!

Bomber sounds awesome.
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Re: Nils's WHIF activity blog
« Reply #620 on: March 28, 2019, 11:59:32 am »
Blog Entry #253

its been almost 2 months since ive posted an update, time to do something about that.

progress on the bench has been quite slow, im slowly making progress on the first 1/144 Tu-95 Bear-D, the second one, the Luft'46 version, is currently on hold until the bench clears up. also on the bench is an "in between" project, also 1/144, hope to get it done by April Fools day, all i can say about it that its....euhm.......pink  :unsure:.

the start on my next project, the 1/72 Khemedi MiG-21, has been put on hold, as im thinking of getting another Eduard kit, as its more superiour to the current Mistercraft and KP kits, might make it into a diorama with a desert scenery and a Willies Jeep. this project might take some time as im going to be mostly airbrushing the external model instead of handpainting.

looking at the project in line, there's still more WIP models to be finished, both WHIF and Realworld.
i might revisit some older planned builds, using new skill, tools and techniques to get them on the workbench, these project include, in 1/72: Belgian Army & Navy H135M's, Belgian Army S-300 SAM systems, Russian or Indian Air Force Sukhoi Su-47,...

the stash might grow again over the next 2 weeks, as on saturday im off with the missus to Aalst (for a late birthday getaway for her), so i might get something from the LHS while im there :mellow:
next weekend its off to Kortrijk for the IPMS Modelshow on sunday, im really looking forward to the What-If Modellers table, ive been on this forum for so long and i havent met anyone from here face-to-face before.

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Re: Nils's WHIF activity blog
« Reply #621 on: March 29, 2019, 02:21:51 am »
next weekend its off to Kortrijk for the IPMS Modelshow on sunday, im really looking forward to the What-If Modellers table, ive been on this forum for so long and i havent met anyone from here face-to-face before.

Not sure if seeing me face-to-face is something to look forward to  :-\


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Re: Nils's WHIF activity blog
« Reply #622 on: April 14, 2019, 03:30:10 am »
Blog Entry #254

there has been little progress on the bench the last 2 weeks, mostly due to other priorities.
as noted here on april 1st, i finished a 1/144 F-4E Phantom in a pink Hello Kitty color scheme, not my best work but it isnt the best kit either.

looking at my previous build, im not looking step it up a notch and use new skills more often such as airbrush and im now going to start looking into experimenting with weathering powders (using the revell set as its cheap and easely available to start with). builds will now be finished at a slower pace as i noticed my last ones came out a bit toyish.


meanwhile on the bench....

steady progress on a real world 1/144 Tu-95RT Bear-D (revell kit), propellors are done, now its nearly time to mask everything off and airbrush the thing. as usual, still a 1/72 Sea King (as tradition here  :-\ ) and now i just added a 1/72 Hasegawa EP-3E Orion to the table to be converted into the L-188 Baby Electra. reseach on the latter has now been completed and i can now start masking, marking and drilling and filing out the cabin windows. in terms of decals, i have started looking into designing a few DIY versions, although the logo's need refining.

the resin EP-3 parts that came with the Hasegawa kit, has givin me the idea of mounting the underbelly radome to a Arado Ar.555, He.177 or Fw.200 Condor to create a luft'46 AEW aircraft. last week at IPMS Moorsele, after visiting the WHIF table, the missus encouraged me to pick up a Heller 1/72 Noratlas (i didnt wanted to buy it as im running out off space to store stash), but if the Electra build goes well, i might build a civilian version of that aircraft aswell, although im also playing with the idea of building it in Belgian or Netherlands Air Force colors.


other news...

im going to Denmark this summer ;D
me and the missus are going to fullfill my childhood dream, were flying to Billund for 4 days to visit Legoland, the Lego House....
ive been dreaming about going to Legoland since i was 5, and now that dream is finally coming true (i can finally scratch that one off the bucketlist).



more soon......
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