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GROUP BUILDS => 2019 One Week Build => Topic started by: TomZ on June 08, 2019, 07:57:21 am

Title: RNLAF Valkyrie Trainer
Post by: TomZ on June 08, 2019, 07:57:21 am
Progress Day 1

New primary trainer for the Dutch Air Force:

(http://airwar1946.nl/pics/1wgb01.jpg)

(http://airwar1946.nl/pics/1wgb02.jpg)

TomZ
Title: Re: RNLAF Valkyrie Trainer
Post by: Old Wombat on June 08, 2019, 08:26:26 am
There's an unexpected idea! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: RNLAF Valkyrie Trainer
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 08, 2019, 09:51:15 am
That's one funny looking aeroplane, but very good nonetheless.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: RNLAF Valkyrie Trainer
Post by: TomZ on June 08, 2019, 10:22:22 am
I'm going to use this paint scheme:

(https://www.defensie.nl/binaries/large/content/gallery/defensie/content-afbeeldingen/onderwerpen/materieel/vliegtuigen-en-helikopters/pilatus-pc-7-turbo-trainer/bovenaanzicht-van-pc-7-lesvliegtuig-in-de-lucht.jpg)

TomZ
Title: Re: RNLAF Valkyrie Trainer
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 08, 2019, 11:07:58 am
Does the Dutch Air Force use a similar trainer scheme to the RAF then?
Title: Re: RNLAF Valkyrie Trainer
Post by: TomZ on June 08, 2019, 11:27:55 am
Yes, the black scheme in the photo is the standard scheme for the PC-7 trainers o fthe RNLAF.

Tomz
Title: Re: RNLAF Valkyrie Trainer
Post by: JayBee on June 08, 2019, 11:28:33 am
I read the title and thought, a RNlAF B-70 Valkyrie trainer. Now that is a very interesting idea !
Title: Re: RNLAF Valkyrie Trainer
Post by: TomZ on June 10, 2019, 09:46:24 am
Progress Day 3

(http://airwar1946.nl/pics/1wgb03.jpg)

Could not do much today as the canopy did not quite fit and needed some putty that needed to dry.
And also..... I'm out of black paint  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

TomZ
Title: Re: RNLAF Valkyrie Trainer
Post by: Tophe on June 10, 2019, 10:16:25 am
good start! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: RNLAF Valkyrie Trainer
Post by: 63cpe on June 10, 2019, 12:50:35 pm
Yeah, good start! Intriguing plane the Cobalt. Do you need black paint? Matt or gloss? Still have some left. Can be sent to your place..
Title: Re: RNLAF Valkyrie Trainer
Post by: TomZ on June 11, 2019, 07:25:54 am
Yeah, good start! Intriguing plane the Cobalt. Do you need black paint? Matt or gloss? Still have some left. Can be sent to your place..

Thanks David but I drove by my local hobby shop this afternoon. Have all the black paint I'm going to need.
Now for some time. Can you send THAT to my place?

TomZ
Title: Re: RNLAF Valkyrie Trainer
Post by: TomZ on June 11, 2019, 10:00:56 am
Progress Day 4

Painted!

(http://airwar1946.nl/pics/1wgb04.jpg)

TomZ
Title: Re: RNLAF Valkyrie Trainer
Post by: Old Wombat on June 11, 2019, 10:03:31 am
Shiny! :mellow:
Title: Re: RNLAF Valkyrie Trainer
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 11, 2019, 10:40:53 am
... and BLACK!
Title: Re: RNLAF Valkyrie Trainer
Post by: Tophe on June 12, 2019, 06:02:53 pm
Shiny! :mellow:
In French, our word for shiny is "brillant", and yes this model is brilliant! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: RNLAF Valkyrie Trainer Finished!
Post by: TomZ on June 16, 2019, 09:05:03 am
KLu Valkyrie

(http://airwar1946.nl/pics/kluval05.jpg)

When in 2019 the Dutch government decided to dramatically increase the size of the Royal Netherlands Air Force and increase the order for the F-35 from 37 to 123 it was realized that a lot of new pilots would be needed. It was clear that the current fleet of 13 Pilatus PC-7 trainers was insufficient to train all new recruits.

(http://airwar1946.nl/pics/kluval01.jpg)

The Air Force considered buying additional Pilatus trainers but in the end it was decided to keep the PC-7 ad an advanced trainer and buy a number of new primary training aircraft. After a rigorous selection process the choice fell on the Centauri Aircraft Valkyrie.

(http://airwar1946.nl/pics/kluval03.jpg)

The original Ca-50 was a five seat aircraft but for the Dutch Air Force a two seat trainer version was developed and built, the Ca-20. The Dutch Air Force ordered 44 Valkyries, the first of which was delivered in 2020

(http://airwar1946.nl/pics/kluval04.jpg)

TomZ
Title: Re: RNLAF Valkyrie Trainer
Post by: Tophe on June 16, 2019, 09:38:49 am
Lovely model! :wub:
Title: Re: RNLAF Valkyrie Trainer
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 16, 2019, 10:03:44 am
Now that's WONDERFUL Tom.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: RNLAF Valkyrie Trainer
Post by: philp on June 16, 2019, 11:59:46 am
I like it.
Title: Re: RNLAF Valkyrie Trainer
Post by: Weaver on June 16, 2019, 12:30:49 pm
Damn that's pretty - nicely done!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: RNLAF Valkyrie Trainer
Post by: 63cpe on June 16, 2019, 01:56:51 pm
Marvelous TOM! this livery suits it very well!

David aka 63cpe
Title: Re: RNLAF Valkyrie Trainer
Post by: Old Wombat on June 16, 2019, 06:47:41 pm
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: RNLAF Valkyrie Trainer
Post by: Ed S on June 16, 2019, 08:15:04 pm
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: RNLAF Valkyrie Trainer
Post by: NARSES2 on June 17, 2019, 06:16:58 am
Really nice looking aeroplane Tom  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: RNLAF Valkyrie Trainer
Post by: Captain Canada on June 25, 2019, 05:29:26 am
Now that is cool and completely unexpected ! Nice one !