Author Topic: Ms 406  (Read 4099 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline NARSES2

  • Nick was always on his mind - just ask the Pet Shop Boys
  • Global Moderator
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 45681
Ms 406
« on: August 26, 2007, 02:12:40 am »
Well here's the obligatory box shot.

Not much progress - busy Bank Holiday (BBQ/Charity Quiz) but the beauty of retirement is that I have most of next week after monday to work on this. Working on my VTOL build's as well at the same time.

Chris



 
Decals my @r$e!

Offline nev

  • What-IF SIG
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 12398
Ms 406
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2007, 03:50:22 am »
Hmmm, so not French then, but whom??  
Between almost-true and completely-crazy, there is a rainbow of nice shades - Tophe


Sales of Airfix kits plummeted in the 1980s, and GCSEs had to be made easier as a result - James May

Offline NARSES2

  • Nick was always on his mind - just ask the Pet Shop Boys
  • Global Moderator
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 45681
Ms 406
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2007, 01:31:48 am »
Then there was an airframe

 
Decals my @r$e!

Offline Brian da Basher

  • "Klunk" De Basher
  • Gone but not Forgotten
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • **********
  • Posts: 8076
Ms 406
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2007, 12:01:32 pm »
It's a real treat to see someone building this venerable aircraft! You've really piqued my interest, Narses! I can't wait to see where youo go with it!
:cheers:
Brian da Basher

Offline NARSES2

  • Nick was always on his mind - just ask the Pet Shop Boys
  • Global Moderator
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 45681
Ms 406
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2007, 02:28:24 am »
The camo is started. Only problem is that the only French colous I have are White Ensign. Very ggod but enamel so take time to dry - and I choose a 4 colour scheme for a one week build  :banghead:

I've used the darker of the French greys and the brown rather then the maroon.

Chris
« Last Edit: August 30, 2007, 02:29:49 am by NARSES2 »
Decals my @r$e!

Offline NARSES2

  • Nick was always on his mind - just ask the Pet Shop Boys
  • Global Moderator
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 45681
Ms 406
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2007, 02:53:25 am »
Right she's finished.

The build revolves around my 30's Cold War scenario. In 1939 the Cold War reaches one of it's quite regular "warm" periods with increasing Red pressure in the West invoving masive Red Army manouvers to distract the West's attention from a flare up on the Russo/Japanese front in the Far East of Siberia, one of the rare area's of regular conflict in this scenario. With increasing Red activity the Czech's realise they require an interim fighter until their indigenous Avia 135's come on stream.

As a stop gap they receive 30 ex Armee de Air Ms 406's which are being replaced by D.520's in French service. These Czech Ms 406's serve for some 18 months and at the end of that time are returned to France


 
Decals my @r$e!

Offline NARSES2

  • Nick was always on his mind - just ask the Pet Shop Boys
  • Global Moderator
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 45681
Ms 406
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2007, 02:55:04 am »
Model is the Hasegawa kit with markings taken from the spares box - if memory serves combination of KP Mig 17 and a Hasegawa Gruman Panther
Decals my @r$e!

Offline NARSES2

  • Nick was always on his mind - just ask the Pet Shop Boys
  • Global Moderator
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 45681
Ms 406
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2007, 02:56:48 am »
I used White Ensign enamels on this, simply because they have the required French colours in their ange. I'd reecomend these to anybody wo needs authentic French/Italian/Russian colours in particular
Decals my @r$e!

Offline NARSES2

  • Nick was always on his mind - just ask the Pet Shop Boys
  • Global Moderator
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 45681
Ms 406
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2007, 02:58:38 am »
I enjoyed this build although the use of enamels increased the "stress" levels a tad   :unsure: Also got me moving on some other projects as well. Thanks to Nev for organising the whole thing
Decals my @r$e!

Offline NARSES2

  • Nick was always on his mind - just ask the Pet Shop Boys
  • Global Moderator
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 45681
Ms 406
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2007, 03:00:55 am »
Final shot.

I noticed that a lot of Czech aircraft of the period carried a large heraldic devise as their unit badge. Searching the "box" I found this one - I think it's from either a Hasegawa Panther or Cougar that joined the FAA. Anyway it's VA223's badge with the "VA 223" scroll cut off.

 
Decals my @r$e!

Offline Rafael

  • Senőr Cartón (also known as Commandante' Cartón)
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 2354
  • Banana-Land Wonder
Ms 406
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2007, 04:05:39 am »
Very interesting....and sooo French!!! :thumbsup:

I really like the way the heraldics look on this airplane.

Rafa
Understood only by fellow Whiffers....
1/72 Scale Maniac
UUUuuumm, I love cardboard (Cardboard, Yum!!!)
OK, I know I can't stop scratchbuilding. Someday, I will build something OOB....

YOU - ME- EVERYONE.
WE MAY THINK DIFFERENTLY
BUT WE CAN LIVE TOGETHER

Offline Glenn Gilbertson

  • Had fish & chips in Hull once
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 1576
  • Remembers when Airfix kits cost 2s (Ł0.10)
Ms 406
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2007, 11:21:40 am »
Looks plausible and very handsome. The badge was good thinking.
 :thumbsup:  

Offline McGreig

  • aka The Incredible Shrinking Man
  • What-IF SIG
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 1505
Ms 406
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2007, 11:32:28 am »
I like this - it looks surprisingly convincing in Czech markings and the badge looks great (and I'd never have guessed its source!)  :cheers:  

Offline lancer

  • Has never been to Hull
  • What-IF SIG
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 10445
Ms 406
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2007, 12:56:40 pm »
Now that SERIOUSLY looks the part. Damm fine job Chris.
If you love, love without reservation; If you fight, fight without fear - THAT is the way of the warrior

If you go into battle knowing you will die, then you will live. If you go into battle hoping to live, then you will die

Offline Eddie M.

  • Been on the recieving end of some very fine Gentlemen
  • Needs A Life Outside What-If
  • *****
  • Posts: 4375
  • The Model Whisperer
Ms 406
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2007, 06:56:38 pm »
Good looking aircraft. I enjoy your choice of colors!
   Eddie  
Look behind you!