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Modeling Blogs / Re: Thorvics'Blog
« Last post by Thorvic on Today at 04:49:07 am »
Well that was a bit of a dead loss last night I did manage to get the PSR done on the Heliliner and gave it a coat of white primer as a base but that was about it. Whilst the rain had eased off it left it very cold and in opening the window to vent the spray booth, what heat that was being generated was being lost to the cold so gave it up as a bad job and closed the window.

Will try again over the weekend as need to get the paints sorted out and hope the weather is not as cold or windy !

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Themed Build Repository / Re: Forgotten Forces GB/TB
« Last post by Nils on Today at 04:31:15 am »
BUMP.




i have been thinking of proposing this GB, but then i remembered, havent i proposed this one before?
so, to refresh your memory, build a model of anything (vehicle, aircraft, ship,...) in service in a country that no longer exsists.
however, there would be some restrictions.

for example: Rhodesia, East-Germany, Roman Empire, Zanzibar, Vichi France, Belgian Congo, Zaire...would be allowed.
however, to make the playground safe and avoid controveries, certain historic hot topics such as Nazi Germany, Communist Russia, ...would not be allowed.
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Armour / Re: 1:72 Super heavy E-100 Ausf. D battle tank
« Last post by Dizzyfugu on Today at 02:14:55 am »
Paint on German vehicles is a complicated matter, and even though there were official regulations the supply situation had become dire and there were old paint stocks that were to be used up before new standards could or would be implemented. Mixing or stretching paint and primer had also become a frequent practice towards 1945, and frontline units frequently used enemy paints and other material wherever they got hands on it - all the time, but esp. in North Africa. IIRC, the green (RAL 6003) base paint/factory finish was confined to the Panther only.
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The Soviet Group Build / Re: MiG-25 "Foxbat-G" and Su-15MP "Mantra"
« Last post by zenrat on Today at 01:53:24 am »
Or, loaded for (capitalist running) Dog.

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Modeling Blogs / Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Last post by zenrat on Today at 01:42:42 am »
How about that, they really did an in-line A5M.  Shows how much research I do.  :o
Thanks for that Jon.

As for worn paint on IJN aircraft - the Jexrex wasn't meant to be that worn but it was my first attempt at hairspraying and more paint came off than I intended.  I had the same problem with the Me 109.  I'm starting to think that it might not be the best technique for subtle weathering and will revert to salt for the next one.
IRL they prolly kept the Hinomarus touched up to aid in recognition.

There appears to be someone sitting in the cockpit of the twin engined plane in the upper left quadrant of the boneyard pic.


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If you really desire to do an OOB version and dodgy decals is stopping you then you can have the sheet from my kit if you want.  I won't be using them.

Let me know.

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Armour / Re: 1:72 Super heavy E-100 Ausf. D battle tank
« Last post by zenrat on Today at 01:14:41 am »

You might have to plan your route to avoid crossing over bridges through.


Most railway bridges are built with HUGE safety factors, even when they were built centuries ago, but that often doesn't apply to the groundwork on each side. In my bridge testing period at BR we tested a bridge in S Yorks that was amply strong enough, but the river banks on each side sank alarmingly! And it took some work to get them back up again.

When built they may have had huge safety factors but I doubt the designers took into account the RAF.  Their attentions may have reduced those safety factors.
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Aircraft / Re: ARDU EE/CAC Lightning F Mk. 10 Ressurection
« Last post by Caveman on Today at 01:04:29 am »
Thatís the best solid nose Iíve seen on a whiffed lightning.  :thumbsup:
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Well, this happened this morning, including a slight change of the design. Yesterday evening I got so far that I could combine the wing and the fuselage (pics to come later), and, while the overall layout and proportions looked fine, I found the resulting aircraft to be too tall, even without the landing gear. So I started shortening the central pylon bit by bit, and eventually ended up with the wing almost attached directly to the spine!

This led to the decision to modify the overall layout to shoulder-mounted wings, and now the gull wings make sense (again). This will also lead to a "fat" spine behind the cockpit, making the aircraft look even more massive, but this also has two benefits: I think I can leave the stabilizing struts away, which would have been necessary with the original, narrow pylon. And it offers more space inside of the fuselage, and now I even consider a small passenger/cargo cabin - changing the aircraft's role from a (probably very poor) single-seat fighter/attack amphibian to a fast recce/transport aircraft, maybe tasked with bringing intelligence personnel to foreign shores (or out)? The float stubs make a side door easily accessible, too. Furthermore, this new role might justify a more exotic paint scheme, e. g. with black undersides?

Slept over it, and lowered the pylon even more this morning. In this form the wing has been glued to the fuselage and I sculpted a new, more massive fairing between the two main sections with 2C putty, which is drying now. More PSR to come, though, but it'll be worth it.

The "Seeschwalbe" looks like a Grumman Pidgeon on steroids now!  :blink:
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Sci-fi / Re: Bandai 1/2400 Zanzibar Class
« Last post by Dizzyfugu on Yesterday at 11:59:42 pm »
Excellent - the colors suit the ship well, and the finish is very good, too.  :thumbsup:
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