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General Modelling Forum => What-if related Products => Topic started by: PR19_Kit on May 17, 2013, 12:10:15 pm

Title: Lift Here
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 17, 2013, 12:10:15 pm
... and no, it's not an instruction, it's the somewhat bizarre name of a company in Serbia who make decals apparently.

But I also found out last night that they do a delightful 1/72 scale resin kit of the Short Sealand, a small twin engined 1950s period amphibian and the last 'flying bout' ever made by Shorts. The secratary of my model club had one but can't remember where he got it  :banghead: or even when.

So does anyone know who stocks Lift Here stuff please? Big H don't even mention their decals.
Title: Re: Lift Here
Post by: Rheged on May 17, 2013, 12:32:21 pm
Kit.   does this help at all?

http://lifthereserbia.50webs.com/ (http://lifthereserbia.50webs.com/)

or

http://lifthereserbia.wordpress.com/category/lh-models-in-72/ (http://lifthereserbia.wordpress.com/category/lh-models-in-72/)

or even

Blackbird Models
 52 Holdings Road
 Sheffield S2 2RE
 South Yorkshire
 England, UK
 tel: (0114) 2761587
 web: http://www.blackbirdmodels.co.uk
 email: Blackbirdmodels@aol.com

Title: Re: Lift Here
Post by: Thorvic on May 17, 2013, 12:48:51 pm
http://www.aviationmegastore.com/short-sa6-sealand----reissue-with-new-decals-last-stocks-arrived-lhm017-lift-here-decals-lhm017-scale-modelling/product/?shopid=LM4fec8271d67266497efca4e4d2&action=prodinfo&parent_id=0&art=112182 (http://www.aviationmegastore.com/short-sa6-sealand----reissue-with-new-decals-last-stocks-arrived-lhm017-lift-here-decals-lhm017-scale-modelling/product/?shopid=LM4fec8271d67266497efca4e4d2&action=prodinfo&parent_id=0&art=112182)

http://www.aviationmegastore.com/short-sa6-sealand---lhm015-lift-here-decals-lhm015-scale-modelling/product/?shopid=LM4fec8271d67266497efca4e4d2&action=prodinfo&parent_id=0&art=109711 (http://www.aviationmegastore.com/short-sa6-sealand---lhm015-lift-here-decals-lhm015-scale-modelling/product/?shopid=LM4fec8271d67266497efca4e4d2&action=prodinfo&parent_id=0&art=109711)

Aviation Megastore stock them, but IPMS Serbia had them at SMW and Cosford but they quickly sold out
Title: Re: Lift Here
Post by: TomZ on May 17, 2013, 01:16:51 pm
The Aviation Megastore in Holland has some of their kits, includint the Sealand. Look here:

http://www.aviationmegastore.com/search/LM5155537d6018c64b8e75fd84e4/_/p1/c/s/f2394 (http://www.aviationmegastore.com/search/LM5155537d6018c64b8e75fd84e4/_/p1/c/s/f2394)

TomZ
Title: Re: Lift Here
Post by: rickshaw on May 17, 2013, 08:28:06 pm
Blackbird models also do a 1/72 C-5A Galaxy...
Title: Re: Lift Here
Post by: NARSES2 on May 18, 2013, 01:20:42 am
Aviation Megastore stock them, but IPMS Serbia had them at SMW and Cosford but they quickly sold out

Would have sold out even quicker if you'd succeeded in your dastardly plan and got me to buy one  :wacko:
Title: Re: Lift Here
Post by: Thorvic on May 18, 2013, 02:36:52 am
Aviation Megastore stock them, but IPMS Serbia had them at SMW and Cosford but they quickly sold out

Would have sold out even quicker if you'd succeeded in your dastardly plan and got me to buy one  :wacko:

Moi ? EKFG ?  :wacko:
Title: Re: Lift Here
Post by: NARSES2 on May 18, 2013, 06:38:48 am
2 similar subjects merged  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Lift Here
Post by: kitnut617 on May 18, 2013, 07:02:30 am
..... and no, that's not an instruction, it's the somewhart bizarre name of a Serbian decal manufacturer, but I found out last night that they also do a delightful 1/72 scale resin kit of the Short Sealand.

The Sealand was a twin piston engined 1950s era amphibian that was Short's last 'flying boat' but they only made 25 of them or so. I can remember being boggled by one at Farnborough as I'd never considered that they made aeroplanes that could operate from water AND land.  ;D


Just ordered one from Aviation Megastore.

Out of interest, there was an article about the Sealand in a recent Air-Britain magazine (Archive I think, I'll have to find the mag' again), apparently there's a couple still in existence --- in museums
Title: Re: Lift Here
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 18, 2013, 08:21:02 am
Indeed, one of them is in Serbia/Yugoslavia I understand, so they have no excuse for getting the model wrong!  ;D

I wish I knew where they got their company name from though, it's truly mad.  :lol: :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Lift Here
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 18, 2013, 08:41:08 am
I bit the bullet and bought one, even though it cost 46.00...... (GULP!)  :o

It seems only the Luchtvaart Hobby Shop actually has them in stock, and then only the re-popped one. They only have ONE of the originals left, it looks to be very popular which is suprising. Mine is destined either to be the prototype G-AKLO, in that wonderful green and white scheme that I saw it in at Farnborough, or just may be impressed into the RAF.......  ;)
Title: Re: Lift Here
Post by: kitnut617 on May 18, 2013, 10:09:34 am
I'm going to display mine once I get it built, next to my Sunderland Amphibian and mess with peoples minds ----   ;D
Title: Re: Lift Here
Post by: Rheged on May 18, 2013, 01:29:34 pm
Indeed, one of them is in Serbia/Yugoslavia I understand, so they have no excuse for getting the model wrong!  ;D

I wish I knew where they got their company name from though, it's truly mad.  :lol: :rolleyes:

Off the wall suggestion:-  "LIFT HERE"  was the text on the first transfer/decal they produced, perhaps?
Title: Re: Lift Here
Post by: Old Wombat on May 18, 2013, 08:08:23 pm
Or their first production facility was an old shipping container with big "Lift Here" stencils all over it.

:cheers:

Guy
Title: Re: Lift Here
Post by: Madoc on May 03, 2018, 07:27:42 pm
Um... WTH (What The Heck) is this?  Okay, so I get the Buchon as a subject.  I understand how the Spanish built Merlin engined Me-109s were repainted to stand-in as Hurricanes for filming some aerial movies.  I get that.  I also understand the Germans pulled an engine swap on a captured Spit to create a "MesserSpit" thing.  


But what is this?  Aside from pure Whiffery?

(https://lifthereserbia.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/lhm045-box1.jpg?w=1200&h=)

https://lifthereserbia.wordpress.com/2018/04/20/lhm045-messerstang/
Title: Re: Lift Here
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 03, 2018, 09:14:04 pm
All I know is I want one.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Lift Here
Post by: Old Wombat on May 03, 2018, 09:16:44 pm
Movie mod's (there are two in the background, too) for a 1957 German movie "Der Stern von Afrika (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Der_Stern_von_Afrika)".

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/warbirds/images/b/be/Fake_P-51B.JPG/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/300?cb=20120411021854)
Title: Re: Lift Here
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 03, 2018, 11:46:32 pm
Now, that's exotic?! Will probably be pricey, though, since it's a resin kit, and former offerings of this kind already had a steep price tag.
Title: Re: Lift Here
Post by: JayBee on May 04, 2018, 12:03:22 am
Indeed, one of them is in Serbia/Yugoslavia I understand, so they have no excuse for getting the model wrong!  ;D

The other one is in the Indian Navy Museum in Goa.
Title: Re: Lift Here
Post by: zenrat on May 04, 2018, 01:44:49 am
Bizarre. 
Title: Re: Lift Here
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 04, 2018, 02:50:49 am

Now, that's exotic?! Will probably be pricey, though, since it's a resin kit, and former offerings of this kind already had a steep price tag.


True, but Lift Here's resin stuff is of superb quality.

[Note to self] Build the blasted Sealand!  :banghead:
Title: Re: Lift Here
Post by: zenrat on May 04, 2018, 03:57:05 am
I suppose Messerstang is better than the alternative - Mustshcitt...

 ;D
Title: Re: Lift Here
Post by: NARSES2 on May 04, 2018, 06:19:07 am
I suppose Messerstang is better than the alternative - Mustshcitt...

 ;D

Only you, only you  :banghead: ;)
Title: Re: Lift Here
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 04, 2018, 06:35:55 am
I suppose Messerstang is better than the alternative - Mustshcitt...

 ;D


 :o ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Lift Here
Post by: JayBee on May 04, 2018, 06:42:07 am
I suppose Messerstang is better than the alternative - Mustshcitt...

 ;D


 :o ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

 :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Lift Here
Post by: Madoc on May 04, 2018, 10:03:34 am
OW,

Wow.  Here I was thinking it was something entirely Whiffed!

And talk about "full circle!"  There were plenty of times that the early 'Stangs got mistaken for 109s.  And here's a 109 done up so folks could mistake it as a Mustang!

Gotta love it!

Movie mod's (there are two in the background, too) for a 1957 German movie "Der Stern von Afrika (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Der_Stern_von_Afrika)".

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/warbirds/images/b/be/Fake_P-51B.JPG/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/300?cb=20120411021854)
Title: Re: Lift Here
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 04, 2018, 01:28:33 pm
Makes you wonder what they used for the belly scoop. It must have slowed the aircraft down quite a bit too.
Title: Re: Lift Here
Post by: AS.12 on May 04, 2018, 02:18:42 pm

The other one is in the Indian Navy Museum in Goa.

And there is the fuselage of a third Sealand at the Transport Museum in Cultra, NI.  But the gallery that houses it has been closed for over a year whilst they perform 'restoration'. 
Title: Re: Lift Here
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 05, 2018, 06:26:20 pm
Possibly some Buchon used to portray Mustangs in a film, hence a fake intake and US markings?  IIRC, the same kit is getting the clipped wing and decals for aircraft used in "The Battle of Britain" too.
Title: Re: Lift Here
Post by: Old Wombat on May 06, 2018, 01:18:52 am
Possibly some Buchon used to portray Mustangs in a film, hence a fake intake and US markings?  IIRC, the same kit is getting the clipped wing and decals for aircraft used in "The Battle of Britain" too.

Um, Reply #16 & Reply #25, perchance? :unsure: ;)
Title: Re: Lift Here
Post by: The Wooksta! on May 06, 2018, 02:57:34 am
I didn't see it until I posted.
Title: Re: Lift Here
Post by: McColm on August 22, 2019, 10:46:05 am
Possibly some Buchon used to portray Mustangs in a film, hence a fake intake and US markings?  IIRC, the same kit is getting the clipped wing and decals for aircraft used in "The Battle of Britain" too.

Um, Reply #16 & Reply #25, perchance? :unsure: ;)
There's an article in Aeroplane September 2019, issue No 557 Vol47,No9. About how how they filmed the movie "Battle of Britain " and what aircraft they used. It mentions the Buchons the aeroplanes concerned were C.4K-75/G-AWHG, C.4K-122/G-AWHL and C.4K-170/G-AWHS. They were modified for the part General George S. Patton played in World War Two.