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Title: Micro-Mir
Post by: Weaver on October 15, 2013, 12:31:29 pm
Yep, new one on me too. Impressively whiffy entrance though:

(http://media.hannants.co.uk/pics/MM-72003.jpg)

http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MM-72003

 :blink: :blink: :blink:
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 15, 2013, 01:25:47 pm
What's a 'sprengboot' then? Google translates it as 'Busting Boat'........  :unsure:
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Mr.Creak on October 15, 2013, 01:35:58 pm
What's a 'sprengboot' then? Google translates it as 'Busting Boat'........  :unsure:
Explosive (charge) boat.
Sprengstoff = dynamite.
Sprengen = to burst/ force. blow open.
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: kerick on October 15, 2013, 02:09:58 pm
Captain or crew of a "sprengboot" would not be a good long term career move.
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: PR19_Kit on October 15, 2013, 02:27:03 pm
Just shows Google Translate's spelling limitations.  :banghead:
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Captain Canada on October 15, 2013, 03:00:23 pm
What a cool looking beast ! Nice to see the kit, but it looks like it would be easy enough to scratch....
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Father Ennis on October 15, 2013, 07:04:35 pm
Ummmmmmm ......    Is that a pluse jet on the back like a V-1 ???????
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: sandiego89 on October 15, 2013, 07:17:30 pm
Ummmmmmm ......    Is that a pluse jet on the back like a V-1 ???????

It sure looks like a pulse jet- that is the first thing I thought of.  Guess they won't be sneaking up on anyone with that ? :o

Wonder if the vanes on the bow push it under a ship and it drops a charge of some sort?
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: martinbayer on October 15, 2013, 07:51:09 pm
There's some (not too well) translated info at the bottom of this thread http://www.histomil.com/viewtopic.php?f=211&t=14265 - the engine was indeed an Argus-As-014 as used on the V-1, while the floats came from the Ju-52.

Martin
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: rickshaw on October 15, 2013, 10:35:47 pm
The "vanes" are the triggering device for the explosives.  The idea was that as it approached it's target the crew locked the rudder and bailed out onto rafts.  The boat kept on going and when it hit the hull side of the ship the bars set off an electrical trigger which exploded the explosives.   The Italians had a similar system for their motorboats and the Germans for various other explosive boats they were developing as the war ended.
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: CANSO on October 16, 2013, 08:13:36 am
The "vanes" are the triggering device for the explosives.  The idea was that as it approached it's target the crew locked the rudder and bailed out onto rafts.
There is a different description how the "Tornado" works in this article (http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sprengboot_Tornado). The floats were the explosive loaded devices and some 2000 meters before the target they had to be jettisoned and reach the target alone, just because of the initial inertia :unsure:. The crew had to return in the boat (or whatever remains from it :lol:). Since only the floats were to be destroyed, the project wanted to save materials, not using expensive torpedoes.
I'm really not sure how the whole thing could work? :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Father Ennis on October 16, 2013, 02:14:55 pm
That is very interesting. I think I have everything in my stash to make one ... !!!!!  I'm going to have to check into this .......

Something just occurred to me, just how did this boat go fast enough to make the pluse jet function ????   Aircraft had to be launched by rocket or carried aloft. Hummmmmm.........
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Captain Canada on October 16, 2013, 02:18:54 pm
That is very interesting. I think I have everything in my stash to make one ... !!!!!  I'm going to have to check into this .......

Do it ! It looks so cool on that boxtop

 :wub:
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Dizzyfugu on October 17, 2013, 08:20:43 am
That is very interesting. I think I have everything in my stash to make one ... !!!!!  I'm going to have to check into this .......

Something just occurred to me, just how did this boat go fast enough to make the pluse jet function ????   Aircraft had to be launched by rocket or carried aloft. Hummmmmm.........

No, it would just need enough air flow to start the fuel burning process inside. Once ignited, the pulse frequency and flap mechanism keeps the process alive, unlike a ramjet engine that needs the high airflow speed. I just doubt somehow that a single Argus pulse engine would get that thing to decent speeds? I have read about bomb ships with an Argus on the back ("Wasserlinse", IIRC), but these were supposed to be small boats, reminiscent of speed boats?

As a side note: the kit appears to be pricey - found one from a German dealer. Not certain if photo etched parts justify more then EUR 30,-...  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Father Ennis on October 17, 2013, 03:33:50 pm
After checking out the links,I think I have everything I might need to do one. The only major problem I see is that all the drawings and photos are different in detail. In addition,there was to be a "command boat"  included in the three boat kite or attack group. More to the point, that spring loaded frame is the first detonator and I'm not sure it would be found on the command boat ????   One thing I am sure of is that this was duty for the politically incorrect .... !!!!!   I've also found different descriptions of just how the attack worked,too. It seems that the crew were to jump out of the boat about 2000 m  from the target and swim home or back to the command boat ????   Another version had the crew section detach and go home under it's own power.  There were several kinds of boats of this kind some unmanned others manned.  More on this later after I dig in my spares box........
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Madoc on November 15, 2013, 07:49:03 pm
I just picked up this kit through eBay and it's pretty good.

The instructions are but a single sheet printed on both sides.

Front Side (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43021473@N04/10879210855)

Back Side (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43021473@N04/10879523203/in/set-72157637714450056/#)

The parts count is low with but five small sprues - one clear and four gray styrene for the kit itself.  Two of the sprue are duplicates comprising the floats.

Front side of the sprues (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43021473@N04/10879360474)

Back side of the sprues (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43021473@N04/10879358824)

There's also a small fret of photo-etched brass for the detail bits.

No decals were included as there we no markings depicted.  The quality of the mouldings is good with recessed panel lines and acceptably narrow sprue gates.  Interior detailing of the control cabin is a tad sparse but at this scale and with the relatively small window openings, not much will be seen inside.  This should build up nicely and is esoteric choice for an injected plastic kit.

On eBay I got this for GBP 12.50 ($20.12 USD) and for such an odd little subject done so nicely in plastic I think it a pretty good value.
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: comrade harps on November 15, 2013, 08:29:50 pm
WTF? A pulse-jet powered boat?
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Weaver on November 02, 2014, 04:17:45 pm
More oddballs from Micro-Mir:

1/144th Valiant:

(https://d26qn1y84zs32g.cloudfront.net/pics/MM144-03.jpg)
http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MM144-03


1/72nd NIAI-1 Fanera 2 Russian passenger aircraft. Never even heard of this one!

(https://d26qn1y84zs32g.cloudfront.net/pics/MM72-004.jpg)
http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MM72-004


There's also and La-9 and an La-11 in 1/48th, and two subs in 1/350th: a Whiskey III and the USS Mendel Rivers, which was a Sturgeon class SSN fitted with a dry deck shelter for spec-ops:

MM48-005 1:48 Lavochkin La-9 Soviet fighter  22.99  19.16
http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MM48-005

MM48-006 1:48 Lavochkin La-11 Soviet fighter  22.99  19.16
http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MM48-006

Ship kits, full hull (injection)
MM350-14 1:350 Submarine Project 613 Whiskey-III class  16.70  13.92
http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MM350-14

MM350-15 1:350 U.S. nuclear-powered submarine SSN-686 "Mendel Rivers"  13.30  11.08
http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MM350-15
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: NARSES2 on November 03, 2014, 06:37:59 am

1/72nd NIAI-1 Fanera 2 Russian passenger aircraft. Never even heard of this one!

(https://d26qn1y84zs32g.cloudfront.net/pics/MM72-004.jpg)
http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MM72-004



Well that's two of us - looks as though the picture is skewed, it isn't I know, but does look a tad odd
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Weaver on November 03, 2014, 08:23:54 am
Looks like it was a Burnelli-style lifting-fuselage type affair. Apparently a couple of dozen of them were built and used by Aeroflot in the 1930s.

Be interesting to build it straight out of the box, put it on the SIG stand, and wait for some JMN to go "now that's just bloody ridiculous!"..... :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: JayBee on November 03, 2014, 09:22:45 am

Be interesting to build it straight out of the box, put it on the SIG stand, and wait for some JMN to go "now that's just bloody ridiculous!"..... :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:

Yes indeed.  :wacko:

Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Martin H on November 03, 2014, 11:35:26 am

Be interesting to build it straight out of the box, put it on the SIG stand, and wait for some JMN to go "now that's just bloody ridiculous!"..... :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:

Yes indeed.  :wacko:



not a problem.......I have one. acquired via ebay from a Ukrainian trader.
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: ericr on November 03, 2014, 12:16:45 pm
I just picked up this kit through eBay and it's pretty good.





there exists at least one another kit for the Tornado, and it actually looks a bit different : maybe the documentation on the real thing was not sufficient?


(http://www.ipmsusa3.org/reviews/Kits/Ships/Mando_72_EMB/lw%20boat.JPG)

and actually another one :

(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/$%28KGrHqMOKogE32llLPYBBOK,08E0e!~~0_35.JPG)

Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on November 03, 2014, 02:30:08 pm
Looks like it was a Burnelli-style lifting-fuselage type affair. Apparently a couple of dozen of them were built and used by Aeroflot in the 1930s.

Be interesting to build it straight out of the box, put it on the SIG stand, and wait for some JMN to go "now that's just bloody ridiculous!"..... :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:

Similar in concept to the Westland Dreadnought which was designed by Robert Bruce
to WWI period blended wing-fuselage concepts of a Russian emigre named Voevodskii
(spelt Woyevodsky in some references) who had sent Airco info on his concept prior to his
1917 arrival in the UK.
Dreadnought crashed on its first flight.

So one wonders if the designers of the LK-1/NIAI-1, Lisischkin and Rentel, were familiar with
Voevodskii's pre-Revolution work.

Interesting link to WIGs according to a 1965 article in Flight: http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1965/1965%20-%203168.html

(http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/ww291/joncarrfarrelly/BTS/b47036ab71a9bdde1376bed03daf35ca.jpg)
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: luft46models on November 07, 2014, 04:38:29 am
I've built the Mando Models kit, damned thing fought me all the way. Looked ok in the end but not great. I used a electric drill to open up the pulsejet exhausts - that's serious work!
Didn't help that I tried to paint it using Lifecolor paints through an airbrush - never again.

William in Oz
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: kitbasher on November 07, 2014, 04:40:57 am
"now that's just bloody ridiculous!"..... :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:

Well to be fair it is!
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: philp on November 07, 2014, 07:47:36 am
What a cool looking beast ! Nice to see the kit, but it looks like it would be easy enough to scratch....

I have seen several of these at shows in the past.  The one I remember used floats from the Airfix Ju-52 and a V-1 engine.  This one was at our local show in 2010.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-acvGK2VOa8E/S90EfbfpnvI/AAAAAAAACMg/LjLqqfpKsRk/s720/IMG_2305.JPG)
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Captain Canada on November 08, 2014, 06:11:28 am
That's a beauty ! Neat idea and a very interesting subject.

I'd love to get my hands on a few wee Valiants as well. Seem to be reasonably priced !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Weaver on January 17, 2015, 05:52:11 am
More pleasing strangeness from Micro-Mir: the Hunley man-powered submarine used in the American Civil War:

(https://d26qn1y84zs32g.cloudfront.net/pics/MM35-013.jpg)
http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MM35-013

More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._L._Hunley_(submarine) (If you're remotely claustrophobic, this is a horror story up there with the best of them...)
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 17, 2015, 06:11:35 am
Didn't they find the Hunley not so long ago?
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: NARSES2 on January 17, 2015, 06:22:05 am
I'm wondering what practicable weaponry - other then the spar torpedo which has always made me go  :blink:- could be used by the Huntley and her kind ?
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Weaver on January 17, 2015, 10:11:59 am
Didn't they find the Hunley not so long ago?

Yes, but there's a bit of a debate about it. They definitely found it in 1995, but one guy claims he found it in 1970 and has a lot of evidence to back it up. They raised it in 2004 and managed to identify all the crew (only the CO's name was definitely know from records) and gave them all a full military funeral.
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Weaver on January 17, 2015, 10:15:08 am
I'm wondering what practicable weaponry - other then the spar torpedo which has always made me go  :blink:- could be used by the Huntley and her kind ?

The spar torpedo might have been what killed her. Theories vary, but one likely one is that it went off too soon while the sub was too close, and the shockwave knocked the crew unconscious. Given that toerpedoes hadn't yet been developed, about the only option was some kind of "stealthy" system for attaching an explosive charge to the ship.
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Old Wombat on January 17, 2015, 06:14:55 pm
I'm wondering what practicable weaponry - other then the spar torpedo which has always made me go  :blink:- could be used by the Huntley and her kind ?

At the time - not much.

However, in 1868 the 1st compressed-air powered Whitehead torpedo had been developed.

This torpedo evolved & was almost the only torpedo type available to both sides during WW1.
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Weaver on January 17, 2015, 09:35:40 pm
There are some CGI images of the inside of the Hunley with it's crew in place on this page: http://www.vernianera.com/Hunley/reconstruction.html

It was MUCH smaller than the contemporary drawing published in reference books suggests! I literally had cold sweats and shakes looking at these. I suspect I'd have difficulties staying in this thing for more than a few minutes if it was up on blocks in a museum. Underwater? No way on this green Earth. Anyone who got in this thing had a whole other kind of courage. :blink: :bow:
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: NARSES2 on January 18, 2015, 07:39:01 am
Have to agree with you mate.

I've been on an ex RN WWII sub in a museum and that was bad enough, but this ???
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Rheged on January 18, 2015, 07:52:04 am
The interior of an X craft (having a go at the Tirpitz  or cutting cables in Singapore) must have been horrendous too!
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 18, 2015, 09:29:19 am
There's an X-Craft at Duxford (of all places) and although you can't actually get in it, they've cut it in half so you can stand on the centre line and look inside. They must spent their entire time folded double in there!
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on January 18, 2015, 04:27:49 pm
Didn't they find the Hunley not so long ago?

Raised in 2000. As stated, who found it (Spence vs. Cussler) and when (1970 vs. 1995) still disputed.  ;D

Spar torpedoes and mines were the only available weapons.
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: NARSES2 on January 19, 2015, 07:32:31 am

Spar torpedoes and mines were the only available weapons.

Yup which were slightly more survivable then the "brace and bit" used in the American War of Independence. Was that barrel sub called the Turtle ? Mind you after failing to drill into the RN ship (copper bottomed) the crew member survived I seem to remember
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: scooter on January 19, 2015, 07:47:31 am

Spar torpedoes and mines were the only available weapons.

Yup which were slightly more survivable then the "brace and bit" used in the American War of Independence. Was that barrel sub called the Turtle ? Mind you after failing to drill into the RN ship (copper bottomed) the crew member survived I seem to remember

Yes it was, and yes he did; used only once, during the Battle of New York.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b2/Turtle_model_at_the_Royal_navy_submarine_museum.jpg/452px-Turtle_model_at_the_Royal_navy_submarine_museum.jpg)
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Green Dragon on March 17, 2015, 02:30:14 pm
The 1/144th Blackburn Beverly is in the test shot stage and the owner has said if someone can supply decent drawings he'll do an Armstrong Whitworth Argosy! http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234973041-blackburn-beverley-1144/page-2

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 17, 2015, 04:44:29 pm
The 1/144th Blackburn Beverly is in the test shot stage and the owner has said if someone can supply decent drawings he'll do an Armstrong Whitworth Argosy! http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234973041-blackburn-beverley-1144/page-2

Paul Harrison

Deep joy!  ;D

I've GOT to get one of those. Finished in a Court Line scheme of course.  ;)

My Welsh Models vacform Bev defeated me sadly.  :banghead:
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Mossie on March 17, 2015, 04:57:21 pm
Beverley! :wub:

The 1/144th Blackburn Beverly is in the test shot stage and the owner has said if someone can supply decent drawings he'll do an Armstrong Whitworth Argosy! http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234973041-blackburn-beverley-1144/page-2

Paul Harrison

He's also asking for drawings of the Belfast. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Weaver on March 18, 2015, 05:41:45 am
OH HELL YES!!!  :drink: :party: :cheers:

I need to start collecting 1/144th scale muzzle-loading cannons don't I?  ;)

Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 19, 2015, 05:43:09 am
Muzzle loading?

Ah yes, you could pull them back inside the hold to load them. Will you have drop down hatches to cover the gun ports when it's mot in 'fighting mode'?  ;D
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Weaver on June 07, 2015, 05:57:33 am
Micro-Mir continue pushing the boat out into strange waters:

Micro-Mir
Aircraft kits (injection)
MM48-011 1:48 Yakovlev Yak-18  21.99  18.33
http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MM48-011

(https://d26qn1y84zs32g.cloudfront.net/pics/MM48-011.jpg)


Micro-Mir
Aircraft kits (injection)
MM72-006 1:72 Moskalev SAM-13  11.40  9.50
http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MM72-006

(https://d26qn1y84zs32g.cloudfront.net/pics/MM72-006.jpg)


Micro-Mir
Ship kits, full hull (injection)
MM350-20 1:350 HMS Meteorite submarine  11.99  9.99
http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MM350-20

(https://d26qn1y84zs32g.cloudfront.net/pics/MM350-20.jpg)

Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Hobbes on June 07, 2015, 06:29:42 am
HMS Meteorite? Now that's an unusual subject. (German Type XVIIB sub powered by HTP driving a Walter steam turbine, scuttled at the end of the war, then salvaged, repaired and used by the RN for trials)
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 07, 2015, 10:01:58 am
Wasn't the Meteorite the predecessor of the Excalibur and Explorer?
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Hobbes on June 07, 2015, 10:16:42 am
Yes. AKA Exploder and Excruciator  ;D
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: KiwiZac on June 07, 2015, 01:53:55 pm
Aircraft kits (injection)
MM48-011 1:48 Yakovlev Yak-18  21.99  18.33
http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MM48-011

(https://d26qn1y84zs32g.cloudfront.net/pics/MM48-011.jpg)
Trumpeter do (did?) a 1/32 Max, so it's cool to see one a size smaller. I've not built Mikro-Mir, although one or two of the aircraft kits are on my List.
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Green Dragon on June 07, 2015, 03:22:03 pm
1/144th Beverly is taking a bit more time as they've decided to add interior details!

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Green Dragon on June 07, 2015, 07:44:18 pm
Here is Mikro Mir's Beverly thread (page 3) on Britmodeller including test shot pics and CAD image of the new interior. http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234973041-blackburn-beverley-1144/page-3

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Mossie on June 08, 2015, 01:17:45 am
Good news! :party:  I'm quite excited about the Beverley, I didn't think we'd ever see an injection kit.
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 08, 2015, 02:52:39 am
That's looking VERY promising.

They must have sent a delegation to Paull to get the interior detail sorted, which means it'll be OK to saw the rear doors off and mount them open. Or leave them off altogether, so long as we can scratch up a pair of the small wind deflectors on the top edge of the door opening.
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Mossie on August 02, 2015, 03:55:04 am
Latest pics on the Britmodeller thread show the clamshell doors as seperate parts.  Due date in three weeks, before the end of August. :party:
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Captain Canada on August 06, 2015, 08:19:24 am
That's so cool...I can see a nice Falklands dio supplying Harriers

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 06, 2015, 09:42:12 am
That's so cool...I can see a nice Falklands dio supplying Harriers

 :thumbsup:

With BEVERLEYS?  :o

Need a bit of a time warp there I reckon..........
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: JayBee on August 06, 2015, 12:00:18 pm
As an ATC cadet I remember an annual camp at West Raynham where I watched a Beverley take off, then turn downwind and then "fly across the sky". That phrase has never before or since meant so much about the slow sedateness of flight.

Jim
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 06, 2015, 01:32:48 pm
When 47 Sqdn re-equipped with Bevs at RAF Abingdon in the 50s, they were a far cry from the Hastings that they'd previously flown. The general opinion around the camp was that the Bevs were 'Blocks of Flats with wings' and that they were SO ugly that the Earth repelled them rather than the wings generating enough lift to get them airborne.  ;D :lol:
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Thorvic on August 06, 2015, 01:54:05 pm
The general opinion around the camp was that the Bevs were 'Blocks of Flats with wings' and that they were SO ugly that the Earth repelled them rather than the wings generating enough lift to get them airborne.  ;D :lol:

Typical Blackburn Aircraft then  ;D
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Captain Canada on August 08, 2015, 04:32:33 am
With BEVERLEYS?  :o
Need a bit of a time warp there I reckon..........

Turbine jobs. And hey, with a bit of scribbling you never know, Besides, the 80s weren`t that far off back then ! And the Herc is still flying 40 years later with no end in sight  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: KiwiZac on August 11, 2015, 08:00:12 pm
I had a dream last week I asked Sam to get me an HP Hastings model as a birthday present, but she brought home an awful old-mould Airfix Beverley...?!
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Mossie on August 12, 2015, 03:08:02 am
In the Britmodeller thread several members petitioned for an Argosy and the Micro-Mir member is making very promising overtures.  Fingers crossed. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Thorvic on August 12, 2015, 04:54:10 am
In the Britmodeller thread several members petitioned for an Argosy and the Micro-Mir member is making very promising overtures.  Fingers crossed. :thumbsup:

I wouldn't mind the Beverley being scaled up to 1/72nd scale
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Mossie on August 12, 2015, 05:14:54 am
That would be lovely, although the Micro-Mir member said they don't have the technology for large moulds.  He mentioned something about a Ukrainian firm asking about a 3D model (3D Printing?) in 1/72, although that's possibly related to the Argosy.
http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234973041-blackburn-beverley-1144/page-4

I wonder if the Argosy wold have parts for both civil and military versions?  Since they're doing the Beverley and Argosy, it would be nice to round of the post-war British military transports with a Belfast.
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Mossie on September 08, 2015, 12:08:34 pm
Beverley is in stock at Hannants:
http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MM144-008

Pics of an almost finished model on the same thread mentioned previously, looks good:
http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234973041-blackburn-beverley-1144/page-4?hl=beverley

From the Micro-Mir member at Britmodeller in response to a request for a Handley Page Hastings:
Quote
We plan to closely engage the British transport aircraft.
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: JayBee on September 08, 2015, 12:29:00 pm
it would be nice to round of the post-war British military transports with a Belfast.

OH YES! and please pretty please a Twin Pioneer.
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 08, 2015, 04:24:18 pm
Beverley is in stock at Hannants:
http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MM144-008

Hm, I wonder how large a 1/144 scale of the Rock of Gibralter would be...........  ;) :lol:
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: NARSES2 on September 09, 2015, 06:10:59 am
Quote
We plan to closely engage the British transport aircraft.
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

AAA or Mig's ?  ;D
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Captain Canada on September 09, 2015, 06:16:34 am
Funny stuff ! The Beverly in the link looks awesome ! Love 144th scale  :wub:
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Weaver on September 09, 2015, 10:58:20 am
Quote
We plan to closely engage the British transport aircraft.
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

AAA or Mig's ?  ;D

If it's a Beverley, wouldn't an elephant gun be more appropriate?
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on September 09, 2015, 11:15:01 am
Quote
We plan to closely engage the British transport aircraft.
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

AAA or Mig's ?  ;D

If it's a Beverley, wouldn't an elephant gun be more appropriate?

Naah, a punt-gun.  ;D

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FQ3eEEWrKn0/TaIz4uv0AzI/AAAAAAAAAug/5kDdI8HTp3w/s1600/Punt+and+gun.JPG)
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Weaver on September 09, 2015, 02:57:55 pm
LOL - there's an excellent display of, and about, punt guns in the Royal Armouries at Leeds: it's priceless watching people's faces as they watch the video and listening to the kids, "he's hunting those tiny little birds with that HUGE gun? What the Hell?" :o
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Rheged on September 09, 2015, 03:08:42 pm
LOL - there's an excellent display of, and about, punt guns in the Royal Armouries at Leeds: it's priceless watching people's faces as they watch the video and listening to the kids, "he's hunting those tiny little birds with that HUGE gun? What the Hell?" :o

I've seen one being fired 'for real'.   He's hunting ALL of those tiny little birds in one shot.    The gun I saw being used had a powder scoop to pour a mighty  black powder charge  into the muzzle, and took about 10 minutes to reload. 
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: NARSES2 on September 10, 2015, 05:55:57 am
LOL - there's an excellent display of, and about, punt guns in the Royal Armouries at Leeds:

That fascinated me when me and a mate visited years ago
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Mossie on September 10, 2015, 06:03:47 am
Sold out very quickly, there's hardly any left on line unless you want to buy from the Ukraine.  I've got a back order on at Hannants, we'll see when the next batch comes in.
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Captain Canada on September 10, 2015, 03:17:17 pm
Wow that was quick ! Wonder if Mr. Airfix is watching ?

The punt guns are pretty neat as well. I could see doing a model of one of those !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 10, 2015, 03:19:44 pm
We're going to have a glut of Beverleys at shows next year, maybe even at Telford.

I must get to work on my long planned Court Line version.  ;)
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: king of men on September 10, 2015, 10:27:10 pm
I wouldn't mind the Beverley being scaled up to 1/72nd scale
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O pleeze pleeze. Probably not likely, but I can dream of this and a 1:72 plastic C-124 on my shelves...
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Green Dragon on August 23, 2016, 11:02:34 pm
Several new things of interest to us on Whatifmodellers coming from Mikro Mir. Some may know about them already but I haven't seen them posted here.

1/72nd Miles Aerovan (in CAD developement)

1/144th AW Argosy in military and civil versions (in CAD developement)

1/144th HP Hastings (wing sprue has been test shot)

Personally I want all of them!

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 24, 2016, 01:50:34 am

1/72nd Miles Aerovan (in CAD developement)


DEEP JOY! :thumbsup:

A lovely little aeroplane, and extremely Whiffable too. How about a Jetovan?  ;)
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Rheged on August 24, 2016, 02:07:58 am
The Aerovan is indeed a lovely little aeroplane.  I'd rather like to see  Miles  M68   "Boxcar"  too.  Just think what any of us could do with that detachable container!!  Details below for those unfamiliar with the beast.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miles_M.68 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miles_M.68)
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: PR19_Kit on August 24, 2016, 02:45:06 am
The Aerovan is indeed a lovely little aeroplane.  I'd rather like to see  Miles  M68   "Boxcar"  too.  Just think what any of us could do with that detachable container!!  Details below for those unfamiliar with the beast.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miles_M.68 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miles_M.68)

See this bit above :-  ;D


A lovely little aeroplane, and extremely Whiffable too.

Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: KiwiZac on August 24, 2016, 02:40:09 pm
A friend of mine scratched, mastered and released an Aerovan in 1/72 last year. Bad news for him, but good on him for making the sacrifice!!
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Martin H on August 24, 2016, 03:42:52 pm
A friend of mine scratched, mastered and released an Aerovan in 1/72 last year. Bad news for him, but good on him for making the sacrifice!!
Ive seen that kit! S & M models over here had a small batch, at a not so small price earlier in the year. The castings looked quite good from what I saw.
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: KiwiZac on August 24, 2016, 07:29:48 pm
Bruce does little resiny bits every now and again, I think this was his first full kit! He "liked" my post about this kit on Facebook, so I don't think he's too sore!
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Green Dragon on August 24, 2016, 10:10:38 pm
Several new things of interest to us on Whatifmodellers coming from Mikro Mir. Some may know about them already but I haven't seen them posted here.

1/72nd Miles Aerovan (in CAD developement)

1/144th AW Argosy in military and civil versions (in CAD developement)

1/144th HP Hastings (wing sprue has been test shot)

Personally I want all of them!

Paul Harrison
edited this last night but the edit doesn't seem to have gone through, anyhoo here's what I said. My bad, it's the Argosy that is being test shot and not the Hastings.

The second sprue pic has been posted with internal floor, bulkheads and tailplane parts. link to Mikro-Mir's BM thread. http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234994391-1144-scale-aw-argosy/page-2

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: pirx on December 31, 2016, 06:30:28 am

1/72 Khai-3 (Хаи-3)    :wub: :wub: :wub:

Source:   http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235014382-khai-3-%D1%85%D0%B0%D0%B8-3-172/


(http://i.piccy.info/i9/b2b05b6edecdb2bfd3e0e79de1a7190d/1483041735/16981/1104278/khay_31_500.jpg)


(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_TS-xzb12aSg/TEIr5ZHog1I/AAAAAAAAEGQ/nELIzNlneLg/s1600/%23+hai3-3.jpg)

http://dieselpunks.blogspot.de/2010/07/little-wing-soviet-style.html
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 31, 2016, 08:53:02 am
Needs longer wings..........  ;D

But BAGS of Whiff potential.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: zenrat on December 31, 2016, 08:26:05 pm
Tophe is going to love that.  As do I.

Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: ericr on January 01, 2017, 02:18:47 am
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Librarian on June 15, 2017, 06:21:55 am
Probably a reissue but this seems to hold some interest. Looks like Miles had their own spares box to delve into:

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MM72-011
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 15, 2017, 06:39:43 am
Interest definitely, but at that price?  :o
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: chrisonord on June 15, 2017, 07:26:48 am
With my discount I can get that kit for $16.90, from modelsUa.com. https://modelsua.com/home.php?keep_https=yes scroll down and you will find it among some other good and reasonably priced stuff too.
Chris.
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 15, 2017, 07:28:44 am
The phrase 'Reasonably priced' and 'Hannants' rarely occur in the same sentence.........
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Librarian on June 15, 2017, 07:54:07 am
The phrase 'Reasonably priced' and 'Hannants' rarely occur in the same sentence.........

...and sadly, these days, speedy delivery.
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: chrisonord on June 15, 2017, 11:56:14 am
I must admit when the Hannants hot news email comes through I put my sarcasm tinted spectacles on and say REALLY?? a lot at their stratospheric pricing, still it keeps Google in business as I look elsewhere to find it cheaper.
Chris
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: NARSES2 on November 18, 2017, 02:30:55 am
This may well be a re-issue, someones done a kit previously, but it's an interesting aircraft and I like the idea of transfers for the "colour" scheme.

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MM72-009 (https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MM72-009)

Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Green Dragon on November 19, 2017, 08:00:59 pm
That Kalinin K-12 is an all new tooling, he's planning to do the K-7 too! Also in the CAD stage is a 1/48th Fokker G.1 Reaper and the little 1/72nd Fairey gyrocoptrer thingy is one of Micro Mir's too.

Paul Harrison
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: NARSES2 on November 20, 2017, 06:32:02 am
Cheers Paul  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: rickshaw on February 01, 2018, 04:19:13 am
1/72 - E.E. Canberra T.11/ B.2 /Tp.52 etc. by MikroMir (https://www.facebook.com/mikro.mir.dnepr/posts/1768192206591841)

(https://s13.postimg.org/5tycf5hrb/27503947_1768191863258542_6034124068176803811_o.jpg)

(https://s13.postimg.org/immgejix3/27173242_1768191923258536_3672715669469404704_o.jpg)

(https://s13.postimg.org/xikzm5p6v/27356033_1768191919925203_1742503693183278623_o.jpg)

(https://s13.postimg.org/4g6pje0d3/27164440_1768191856591876_4793891841638112631_o.jpg)

Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 01, 2018, 07:15:31 am
That's a good choice, all they have to do is beat the price of the S&M Canberra now.
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Martin H on February 01, 2018, 07:27:04 am
Who do you think makes the S&M canberra?

Mikro-mir. So the price wont be much  different.
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 01, 2018, 07:32:12 am

Who do you think makes the S&M canberra?

Mikro-mir. So the price wont be much  different.


I don't know these things, I just build 'em.  ;)
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Mossie on February 01, 2018, 10:01:40 am

Who do you think makes the S&M canberra?

Mikro-mir. So the price wont be much  different.


I don't know these things, I just build 'em.  ;)

I didn't know S&M did a Canberra. Might be needing a T.11. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 01, 2018, 12:36:51 pm

Who do you think makes the S&M canberra?

Mikro-mir. So the price wont be much  different.


I don't know these things, I just build 'em.  ;)

I didn't know S&M did a Canberra. Might be needing a T.11. :thumbsup:


IIRC it's a B2 out of the box. They had it at Telford last year.
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: Mossie on February 01, 2018, 03:20:47 pm
I've done a bit of Google-fu and found they do a T.4 too.  Looks a bit tasty in the reviews. Think I need to treat myself. Thanks for the heads up guys!
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: The Wooksta! on February 01, 2018, 03:57:03 pm

Who do you think makes the S&M canberra?

Mikro-mir. So the price wont be much  different.


I don't know these things, I just build 'em.  ;)

I didn't know S&M did a Canberra. Might be needing a T.11. :thumbsup:


IIRC it's a B2 out of the box. They had it at Telford last year.

No, they didn't have any for sale, just the test shots to peruse - I had 170 notes for Mel Bromley on the Friday if he'd had the Hastings and the Cranberry but he ruefully informed me that both were delayed and said notes remained snug in my wallet.  He had the Cranberries at Bolton - I got one of the last three B2s he had there - but still no Hastings.  Which leaves my wallet somewhat happier and fuller.
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: rickshaw on March 09, 2018, 08:48:44 pm
(https://s18.postimg.org/9pqs51owp/28795063_1809859175758477_8463686677699029373_n.jpg)

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Micro-Mir
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 10, 2018, 03:08:46 am
Hm, I have an injection nose cone for one of those, dating back decades, done by Rayhex, remember them?