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Title: Amiot 143 in-progress
Post by: The Rat on December 01, 2019, 04:15:53 pm
Decided to start a proper thread on this one. I'm bodging up a rough interior for the totally naked fuselage the kit comes with. All those clear pieces demand something behind them.

(https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/78802577_10158792211403132_7736732320673038336_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_eui2=AeEftAQ0qiZZUMXwO03-AmQwF3TYa2__SWXe9QIs72xLeMg4oyd64_xEGxazSWR8RQgLV6UD4YR1s8CjKsF8AS7Z_LW9hQ5LL_NSE8n-96iGLA&_nc_ohc=AqslboqytZwAQlv8xdYGeYpGgr2Q1fC4l9X7W0Mp70adcLRlJND8_LuJA&_nc_ht=scontent.fybz2-2.fna&oh=89e1b28cd4519411af1035519bcf1f29&oe=5E862B95)

(https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/79011698_10158792211543132_3869087336885125120_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_eui2=AeGT3aVLo30N2xzDMFSjHIsoMO3bTxMwD_rt0XqCe597TALYHD8ZugiKnED44TDBPpMta9mMDvIb7r2LVEdrnddvI1GoRVwXeY5CITBBUhs4Kg&_nc_ohc=X8tVL0ozGmAAQlbbCW0-WEKM1x26mq59ArPqVUF7ao6BJ0QnRwoWaxSEA&_nc_ht=scontent.fybz2-2.fna&oh=b27c6a98df52643fb91e24c5a7cb9be6&oe=5E41D1A5)

Title: Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
Post by: Tophe on December 01, 2019, 09:48:34 pm
Uh... I did not remember which Amiot was the 143: very ugly or beautiful? :unsure: :-\
I asked Google and found this: https://www.radiocommande.fr/avionhelico/11820-product.html
Like the complete opposite to aerodynamics!
Will you perform aesthetic surgery to make it sharp and smooth? or increase its awful angular shape? or just change nationality? All is possible, anyway it is an unusual subject, thanks. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 01, 2019, 10:45:22 pm
The 143 comes from the same school of aerodynamics as the HP Heyford.

That's the school that says 'It's a bomber, so it's got to look BIG! Make it taller!'  ;D

The Short Stirling came from similar roots.....  ;)
Title: Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
Post by: zenrat on December 02, 2019, 12:02:04 am
I'm watching with interest as I have one of these and plan one day to try to do the same.
Title: Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
Post by: The Rat on December 02, 2019, 04:08:26 am
Will you perform aesthetic surgery to make it sharp and smooth? or increase its awful angular shape? or just change nationality? All is possible, anyway it is an unusual subject, thanks. :thumbsup:

I'm going to leave it ugly, but it will become a maritime patrol aircraft with the Aeronavale.
Title: Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
Post by: NARSES2 on December 02, 2019, 06:00:10 am
I do have a soft spot for these French 1930's era bombers, looking forward to it  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
Post by: The Rat on December 02, 2019, 08:16:22 am
I'm watching with interest as I have one of these and plan one day to try to do the same.

Here are some interior pictures for you. Might be more on-line, but these will do for me. I'm not going to copy everything in the pictures, just a few bits to make it look 'busy'. Save these to your computer ASAP before facebook does this funny thing where they disappear on this post until I replace them where they stored them them. They seem to have a system where initial facebook picture posts go to some sort of 'short term memory' before being moved to 'long term'. Or something.

(https://scontent.fybz2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/78275310_10158794187343132_4662221265057087488_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_ohc=97QjmZRnoCUAQk0bjcxaldb0hvfHtjrFwunPCkTHRei-w4bm3FVg-GJXg&_nc_ht=scontent.fybz2-1.fna&oh=e43dc6bfcaffcf797356fe54073ff36c&oe=5E88D25F)

(https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/79761692_10158794187468132_8310608421787271168_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_ohc=RA7kHYtl0noAQnsAq3Qo_hybKrH3AYa43Duh5mXGIvV3E7klq0Dy28uYA&_nc_ht=scontent.fybz2-2.fna&oh=0f33d8d0210396b5852a4da45bfa805f&oe=5E7AC71B)

(https://scontent.fybz2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/79463179_10158794187878132_8364712339563347968_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_ohc=vf-4jpZA9_gAQmml6dLRPaFIuZvkZnhT1neLn164qy66W5urntERICnFQ&_nc_ht=scontent.fybz2-1.fna&oh=015d54fb304fd5b37bd8bfffac40cbce&oe=5E72E7FB)

(https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/78770108_10158794187968132_2146120446855086080_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_ohc=HYTbKglEBlIAQn9P40DFQ4z_ewwLTcyib9gr1LEO_a_gJZSIWYiuCF4eQ&_nc_ht=scontent.fybz2-2.fna&oh=c771e35af405ca72dabb6cc2a4b22177&oe=5E8AEBAB)

(https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/78268390_10158794188153132_9204858434296479744_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_ohc=o_q8sVRKEEQAQmNF_UvRw5_hAviAtwCCa1Adx4Zcd6-xQCX1kBzEWz1-g&_nc_ht=scontent.fybz2-2.fna&oh=49114d0f79510ce5d4b7594b5cfab747&oe=5E3E0A68)

(https://scontent.fybz2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/73375582_10158794188618132_4016894483143589888_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_ohc=N_lDJcz2z9AAQm0PodF8nCMDjOwcNLUMcfDFznRm2E_Lga2yuTdl21hVQ&_nc_ht=scontent.fybz2-1.fna&oh=d62a553ac069f177ce7d84e8126070a7&oe=5E7D89BB)

(https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/78400177_10158794188858132_6486527753817423872_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_ohc=Y44wcbdnrN8AQkZDMKKI-FL0m-oYat7jEHlG4rAqsp2ENHW1sneeMfteQ&_nc_ht=scontent.fybz2-2.fna&oh=9e65f141d8fbfdd2b0cf7f820d2c43a4&oe=5E859D21)

(https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/76897223_10158794189123132_6094519023490301952_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_ohc=YtE2BJPYAN0AQmhvRMi_dJjBFJnRn9QCdy6UjQd13YtyhuotT--yXA9ag&_nc_ht=scontent.fybz2-2.fna&oh=479f1fb74c825cb6d12709287764a6de&oe=5E71F91B)

(https://scontent.fybz2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/78766718_10158794189268132_7263186561104084992_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_ohc=YTqEGn2FVb0AQlNIgpPnb_IOTJIxkTA916tpX34u1u7h91uVoPLxjXktw&_nc_ht=scontent.fybz2-1.fna&oh=898c3ed0256a25c2c495975d760db96b&oe=5E873138)

(https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/78192031_10158794189588132_8276435475841941504_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_ohc=VhbXO-G0Lv8AQmK9HzFV3b2MUd1rWbwAj0qoXOLfnTy7YufVIrDv-sxhA&_nc_ht=scontent.fybz2-2.fna&oh=368b3808b1771ccfe367070727349f43&oe=5E3F75EF)

(https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/78407591_10158794189848132_672121386361159680_o.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_ohc=JAcK96ISIVQAQn2PiN6N7e99wTVoIs_FR3J6MlUdE_cWNdphgB_G3ATsw&_nc_ht=scontent.fybz2-2.fna&oh=25aad31bb96e6853270cdbc94982877f&oe=5E7C9BD5)

I've realised after looking at these that I'll have to change a couple of things I've already done, but no big deal.
Title: Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 02, 2019, 01:22:05 pm
Looks more like an airship than an aeroplane!  :o

That co-pilot has the CRAZIEST position short of a Catlina's Flight Engineer!
Title: Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
Post by: Captain Canada on December 02, 2019, 01:55:44 pm
Looks like a fun build Ratty. Lots of room in that baby eh ! Shaggin' Wagon lol. Except it would need curtains for that lol
Title: Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
Post by: Snowtrooper on December 02, 2019, 03:22:08 pm
The copilot's unenviable task is probably to land the beast, because the pilot doesn't have much visibility to the front and down. Not that the copilot has much to the front either, but at least to the sides... Alternatively, it could be that the pilot would be up in the cockpit only during takeoffs and landings and cruise and potential combat (when visibility would not be an issue) would be handled from the comfy and roomy main cabin.

Whatever the purpose, the shape of that behemoth would certainly lend itself more to a passenger airliner than a bomber. Can't be envy to the nose gunner who will have his legs shot off through the panorama windows.
Title: Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on December 02, 2019, 03:45:10 pm
The Upstairs - Downstairs layout was popular in period.  ;D

(https://photos.smugmug.com/BTS/i-HmqVbcT/0/8cda0355/O/AVRO_ALDERSHOT_01.png)
Title: Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
Post by: The Rat on December 02, 2019, 07:43:03 pm
Looks like a fun build Ratty. Lots of room in that baby eh ! Shaggin' Wagon lol. Except it would need curtains for that lol

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
Post by: zenrat on December 03, 2019, 01:23:18 am
Thanks Ratty.  I've created a folder for these in my reserach file.
Title: Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
Post by: 63cpe on December 03, 2019, 03:38:51 am
Just a couple of weeks ago I decided to start with my Amiot 143 kitbash project. Sure it will to about observation from the air, so it will have a lot of windows. Yet, it will be very different than the original as only the wings and engines will be used. It'll also be inspired by the Bleriot 125.

Don't want to make too much noise about this project as it's quote big and i've the tendacy to stall projecten just before painting commences.

Meanwhile i follow this thread.... :thumbsup:

David aka 63cpe
Title: Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
Post by: NARSES2 on December 03, 2019, 05:54:18 am
Fascinating photos Ratty, thanks  :thumbsup:

The co-pilot (at least I assume it is) peering out from behind the wheel looks remarkably like a young Frank Lampard ? (current Chelsea manager)

And Jon thanks for the interior drawing of the Aldershot  :thumbsup: I'm always amazed by how big this single engined types of the period were, and that shows it very well.
Title: Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
Post by: The Rat on January 05, 2020, 02:03:06 pm
Okay, some more work at my usual pace; sloooooow...

Navigator's table added, it's the one of the main landing gear doors from the old Frog Supermarine Attacker. Bit of clear sprue above for the light, it will be painted black eventually;

(https://scontent.fybz2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s960x960/82128421_10158918710563132_1332860460847857664_o.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_ohc=LeXwRcnHjikAQnsI20XSK60Bpg1TGsc5vnpN4tHHoDTHokek_vcBJXjxg&_nc_ht=scontent.fybz2-1.fna&oh=faf2235000ba5ecdc45688dd8d96fb12&oe=5E9C07D1)

Donor kit for the control columns

(https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/81148778_10158918709288132_5714312966371803136_o.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_ohc=eVA6Z1weW2UAQkjXAsukhyeLtl-E9apcN21s9EmDxB3swN2BiuylnLRcQ&_nc_ht=scontent.fybz2-2.fna&oh=9c57b5002e0257832c3cc385f930f33d&oe=5E9C9020)

The main landing gear doors used if modeled 'wheels up'

(https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/81989289_10158918709433132_7925912036490346496_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_ohc=HhbnNEZSjNkAQmSgyqdGQwUZx0sr8ucuf1GzeUflQfL4Dgk5soZ_sE8Vg&_nc_ht=scontent.fybz2-2.fna&oh=86497efda34517849604803f343c4426&oe=5EB45C24)

Bit of drilling and cutting...

(https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/81748772_10158918709773132_2019792273130127360_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_ohc=eiqUtZc-Zk8AQkWIXCyUPsMwPHlH4He2aE2IePIKODAtK5GrmxbikU3ww&_nc_ht=scontent.fybz2-2.fna&oh=ed7b0af099eb1a5d72d94b8d2fdf7698&oe=5EA095BC)

Looking pretty rough, but they'll do once it's closed up. The plastic already broke up a bit and caused some foul language, not easy cutting stuff this small without incurring sideways stresses.

(https://scontent.fybz2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/81949104_10158918710233132_2728280685184811008_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_ohc=4MjRmY7EiVIAQn5deX2BdGwoHp1t5TAxfSk5HzVH2eT2a8Rvocebhradg&_nc_ht=scontent.fybz2-1.fna&oh=e1ef0c292dd15b89716f3b091b6616c5&oe=5E9C8139)

After (perhaps) some more smoothing out, the rougher of the two will be the copilot's column; curiously, he was sitting below the cockpit, on the lower level, so his wheel is upside-down.  :blink:
Title: Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
Post by: Tophe on January 05, 2020, 07:39:13 pm
Yes, take your time and go on :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
Post by: royabulgaf on January 06, 2020, 08:12:29 pm
The 143 comes from the same school of aerodynamics as the HP Heyford.

That's the school that says 'It's a bomber, so it's got to look BIG! Make it taller!'  ;D

The Short Stirling came from similar roots.....  ;)
Come on, Kit.  That thing makes the Heyford look like the Mosquito.
Title: Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
Post by: The Rat on February 24, 2020, 11:03:31 am
Bit more work on the interior, this is probably as far as I will go. Floors are bare metal, scuffied and blotchy with a Sharpie marker. None of the seats match, but it's French, each occupant probably had their own sense of style and comfort. Some seat belts are tape, others are foil, but even though there are plenty of windows they're not very clear, so not a lot of detail will be visible. I got the ladder from the old Airfix B-25, figured there had to be some way of getting between upper and lower decks. Didn't bother with cutting out a hatch since it won't be seen anyway, Or maybe it was closed.

(https://scontent.fybz2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/87285279_10159110701508132_7706661459337412608_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_ohc=ezgkMter8MMAX8fJKHG&_nc_ht=scontent.fybz2-1.fna&oh=7af83ce62b45d24ebab6ca5f37e333fd&oe=5EBD8253)

(https://scontent.fybz2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/87954221_10159110702458132_5124775979977277440_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_ohc=WKoJqBX_qFQAX_RJe3x&_nc_ht=scontent.fybz2-1.fna&oh=58d04218b2865c54bf5fc6de7954b536&oe=5EB56DC1)
Title: Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
Post by: Old Wombat on February 24, 2020, 05:18:03 pm
Sorry, not getting images.

Google seem to be making it harder to link images &, from a brief glance through their new policies, this may be an intentional act to avoid (further) copyright issues.
Title: Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
Post by: The Rat on February 24, 2020, 07:59:55 pm
Sorry, not getting images.

Google seem to be making it harder to link images &, from a brief glance through their new policies, this may be an intentional act to avoid (further) copyright issues.

Strange, I'm getting them here on my desktop, but earlier I couldn't get them on my phone.
Title: Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
Post by: Tophe on February 24, 2020, 09:37:58 pm
Sorry, not getting images.
The same for me, with 2 different navigators: Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge... :-\ :unsure:
EDIT: quoting your post to see what may happen, it seems your new links are very very long (7 ou 8 lines of letters/numbers, each, compared to 2 or 3 lines when it was working good previously), maybe this is too much for the what-if tool to take it into account.
Title: Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
Post by: zenrat on February 25, 2020, 01:46:03 am
No joy here either.
 :banghead:
Title: Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
Post by: The Rat on February 25, 2020, 07:29:26 am
Corrected. I uploaded the pictures to facebook and copied the URLs here, so that means they should be visible for a while until facebook weirdly screws the links and I have to repost the new ones. Don't know why they do that.  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
Post by: Tophe on February 25, 2020, 07:59:46 am
Congratulations now! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 25, 2020, 10:00:28 am
Awesome work!  :thumbsup:

Puts me in mind of the recent thread about cockpits on the UNDERside of the aircraft!  :o
Title: Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
Post by: AndrewF on February 27, 2020, 02:49:53 am
(http://www.airwar.ru/image/idop/bww2/a143/a143-2.gif)
Title: Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
Post by: NARSES2 on February 27, 2020, 03:01:34 am
Those seats in your build look far more comfortable than those provided for the actual crew members (bar the pilot) in the real thing  ;)
Title: Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
Post by: The Rat on March 18, 2020, 07:07:47 pm
Why do I do this to myself? The fit is not great. Terrible in fact. I think it would have been much better if Heller had made the fuselage as a group of sub-assemblies instead of just port and starboard. But the main bits are now together, and more painting, sanding, swearing, is about to commence.

(https://scontent.fybz2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/90085847_10159195673128132_7555029910989832192_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_eui2=AeGlyqcn0-pB5Fw31VXCV4IlQ6YVrtntR2py4VhWdxaNZubZjuquLy5OLdDLqijjeJrBr_4l2NC9uOnBhVPnQOsB0FSA-UyQ71hDEehHCyJI4g&_nc_ohc=2AcU9mjhHZEAX9H5Yup&_nc_ht=scontent.fybz2-1.fna&oh=57961f183e767a954e8eff92da8f381f&oe=5E96DD78)
Title: Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
Post by: zenrat on March 19, 2020, 02:31:39 am
It's good to see it coming together.

Bigger than I expected.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
Post by: NARSES2 on March 19, 2020, 07:58:05 am
Looking good Ratty
Title: Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 19, 2020, 08:47:19 am
Quite impressive!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
Post by: kitbasher on March 19, 2020, 12:42:17 pm
I wish Id not got rid of mine, now.
Title: Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
Post by: stevehed on March 19, 2020, 03:19:37 pm
I've got this in the stash and always intended it to be a SCW Whif. Glad to see the innards attempted as will be stealing ideas some time.

Regards, Steve
Title: Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
Post by: The Rat on March 19, 2020, 03:39:34 pm
I wish Id not got rid of mine, now.

Try getting it to fit together and you might change that idea!  ;D  That fuselage is just too wrong to make as two pieces. I would prefer to see at least the fuselage aft of the lower cabin as a separate part, and preferably the lower cabin as well.
Title: Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
Post by: kitbasher on March 19, 2020, 10:24:29 pm
I wish Id not got rid of mine, now.

Try getting it to fit together and you might change that idea!  ;D  That fuselage is just too wrong to make as two pieces. I would prefer to see at least the fuselage aft of the lower cabin as a separate part, and preferably the lower cabin as well.

I can tell youre having a fight, Ratty, with it and its good to learn more about the kit.   But damn, its such an ugly aircraft plus I keep getting visions of it having a plush 19th century smoking lounge interior with carpets, flocked wallpaper, velvet curtains, sofas and a bar!
Title: Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
Post by: Old Wombat on March 19, 2020, 11:23:55 pm
But damn, its such an ugly aircraft plus I keep getting visions of it having a plush 19th century smoking lounge interior with carpets, flocked wallpaper, velvet curtains, sofas and a bar!

It does have a certain Victorian/La Belle poque steampunk* vibe to it, doesn't it.



(*: More-so than dieselpunk, anyway, which would be more appropriate for Art Deco & Italian aircraft of the era.)
Title: Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
Post by: The Rat on March 28, 2020, 10:33:57 am
Couple of old Matra SNEB pods, might have been from the Airfix Harrier or Jaguar, fins scrounged from somewhere, some plastic sheet over the front, and I have a couple of depth charges for the Amiot 143. World's Ugliest Aircraft is going to get some bite!

(https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/91307682_10159241301003132_2267242213979193344_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_ohc=-6WejAaisroAX-4QqTK&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-1.xx&oh=79556df57a482bd9d709132898781daf&oe=5EA5FDAC)
Title: Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
Post by: The Rat on March 29, 2020, 11:21:52 am
Lotsa pain with World's Ugliest Aircraft. The squadron markings are a pale off-white, which obviously doesn't show up well on a white undercoat. So I have to mask around them and paint something more visible, and I figured that this blue, Tamiya X-14, was rather fetching. But it's also translucent, so it's going to take a lot of coats. And being acrylic water-based paint, it's making the decals a bit lumpy. Some areas have been roughly filled to almost the edge, they'll be masked and filled later. But it's difficult seeing where the decal ends and the white paint begins. GRRRRRR!

Why do I do this to myself? This is supposed to be a relaxing hobby. Maybe I should take up the bagpipes.

(https://scontent.fybz2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/91433285_10159246403163132_8260917685987049472_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_ohc=cKFeN8C7hNcAX-7pxcu&_nc_ht=scontent.fybz2-2.fna&oh=6979344324332e8bb511f035a97817fd&oe=5EA5F7E4)
Title: Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
Post by: NARSES2 on March 30, 2020, 06:03:30 am
Maybe I should take up the bagpipes.



Only if you promise to stay in Canada Ratty  ;)
Title: Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
Post by: Rheged on March 30, 2020, 06:33:24 am
Maybe I should take up the bagpipes.

Why not indeed!

A chap I knew at university was a (rather good) piper, who practiced in the middle of the college car park or the far end of the rugby field..............except on St Andrew's day when the whole campus was woken at 7:00am by a furious blast of "Scotland the Brave".  He tried to persuade us all that the Grampian Police used to deal with hooligans and other anti-social elements  by playing the pipes in the cell block corridor and "skirling them into insensibility"   Just think of your possibilities for offending people if you do take up the pipes!!
Title: Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
Post by: The Rat on March 30, 2020, 11:50:35 am
Nuts to it, I've started to cover the blue with black. It won't take as many coats.
Title: Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
Post by: NARSES2 on March 31, 2020, 05:49:47 am
Nuts to it, I've started to cover the blue with black. It won't take as many coats.

Sometimes it's the best way  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
Post by: The Rat on April 07, 2020, 03:52:12 am
More paint disasters. But I finally got Tamiya XF-54 Dark Grey to adhere after the black didn't. Still some touch-up to do, but she's looking better. Which, of course, is a relative word for the Amiot 143. Soon it will be time for decaling, and then the part that I'm truly dreading - landing gear. I'm not confident that the gear struts will be strong enough to support it.

(https://scontent.fybz2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/92553598_10159285445908132_4529259767746527232_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_ohc=pb2VEJj-TGwAX9RBgBq&_nc_ht=scontent.fybz2-1.fna&oh=2d1ab31841d91d29cabaaf41e3e94b3d&oe=5EB00BF3)
Title: Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
Post by: zenrat on April 07, 2020, 04:36:40 am
It's hard to tell if that's the top or the bottom.

Title: Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
Post by: The Rat on April 07, 2020, 04:49:36 am
It's hard to tell if that's the top or the bottom.

 ;D ;D Thanks, if I ever get another you've given me an idea!  ;D
Title: Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 07, 2020, 05:43:34 am
Those wings are ENORMOUS!  :o
Title: Re: Amiot 143 in-progress
Post by: The Rat on April 08, 2020, 06:18:58 am
Those wings are ENORMOUS!  :o

Aren't they? And with those picture windows it looks like a Whitley had a night of pleasure with a tour bus.