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Offline Martin H

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #240 on: April 06, 2015, 09:54:58 am »
ive dropped down to 1/144th scale for this latest build. It still a work in progress but getting there.



This the Vickers Viscount MR-1. Built by combining the S&M models 1/144th viscount kit with their new resin MPA conversion. I understand the type is covered in Chris Gibsons new MPA projects book.

Just wait till you see the MR-2  ;D :wacko: ;D :wacko: ;D

The viscount isnt the only thing to be worked on this easter break.

Next up "Think Russian!"


Yes it's a Firefox! Namely the Anigrand kit built oob.

And finaly a sci fi build.

The Alliance resins Galileo shuttle craft from Star Trek the Final Frontier.

Both the Firefox and the Galileo are 1/72nd scale.
« Last Edit: July 02, 2017, 05:49:33 am by Martin H »
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #241 on: April 08, 2015, 03:24:49 am »

Both the Firefox and the Galileo are 1/72nd scale.


If ever there was a statement absolutely DESIGNED to wind the JMNs up, that's it!  :thumbsup: :bow: ;D :lol:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #242 on: April 08, 2015, 04:12:30 am »
Great models, congratulations! :thumbsup:

Both the Firefox and the Galileo are 1/72nd scale.
What is the meaning for "scale" here? The dictionary might say this is the ratio model/real, but... do that apply to model/"true fantasy"? :lol: ;D
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #243 on: April 08, 2015, 08:43:08 am »
well its what it said on their boxes ;D ;D
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #244 on: April 08, 2015, 07:52:23 pm »
Quite the mix there !

Love the Firefox, but that Viscount is just wicked ! Love that one.

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #245 on: April 21, 2015, 02:03:33 pm »
well the Viscount was finished in time to appear on the S&M resins stand at Cosford.




I also picked up a few other 1/144th conversions from Mel (S&M resins) at the same time as the Viscount.
The first two are now done


The Vickers Vangaurd MPA as found on page 132 of Chris Gibsons new Nimrod's genesis book.



Vickers VC10MR scheme B for OR350 as seen on page 129 of Nimrod's Genesis.

And a group shot


There is a 3rd 1/144th build almost done. Its another VC10MR.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #246 on: April 21, 2015, 02:06:57 pm »
Super stuff OGL, and pretty darn fast too!  :thumbsup: :bow:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #247 on: April 22, 2015, 07:38:42 am »
Some nice stuff there Martin  :bow:

The VC10MR is an intriguing looking aircraft for sure
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #248 on: April 22, 2015, 06:27:50 pm »




Very good builds Martin  ---- but they sure knew how to ugl-fy a nice looking plane

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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #249 on: April 22, 2015, 06:52:54 pm »
Wow....3 beauties right there ! Great job. Love MPA a/c
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #250 on: April 24, 2015, 06:32:38 am »
That  VC10MR is gorgeous  :wub:. Just makes me want to commit blasphemy and do it up in a two tone grey German IDS Tornado Marine scheme  :wub:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #251 on: April 24, 2015, 06:58:35 am »
well the Viscount was finished in time to appear on the S&M resins stand at Cosford.




I also picked up a few other 1/144th conversions from Mel (S&M resins) at the same time as the Viscount.
The first two are now done


The Vickers Vangaurd MPA as found on page 132 of Chris Gibsons new Nimrod's genesis book.



Vickers VC10MR scheme B for OR350 as seen on page 129 of Nimrod's Genesis.

And a group shot


There is a 3rd 1/144th build almost done. Its another VC10MR.

Saw the trio of MPA's last night as Martin called in on his way to Scotland, and they do look rather neat. the Vangaued and VC-10 are really tasty  :thumbsup:
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #252 on: May 03, 2015, 12:45:02 pm »
Not so much building this week. But I have managed to finaly finish two 72nd scale builds that got posponed while I worked on the 1/144th MPA's

Both new tool Airfix lightnings. And both have been subject to resin conversions.

First photo is a group shot.


Yeap both export birds. Working on the assumption that the UK won the sale of the centary.
The national insignia, serials and unit badges came from an old Italeri F-104G kit.

First the German Lightning F-1.



Airfix Lightning F-2A with the allycat F-1 conversion. New Fin, Belly tank and wings. This looked like it was going to be an easy conversion as the parts look great in the box. The wings and fin. No problem! The belly tank how ever was a right PITA to fit.

Second the Dutch Lightning FGA-6.


Airfix Lightning F-6 with the Freightdog Lightning FGA conversion. Althou I swaped the bombs for a pair of Bullpup ASM's.


As you can see the Belly tank is a bit bigger than the standard F-6 tank and has the pylonsfor the Bullpup's are mounted on some rather hefty winglets just aft of the main gear.
Compared to the F-1 conversion the FGA set was a walk in the park. The belly tank fitted great and needed very little filler once in place.
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #253 on: May 03, 2015, 02:17:46 pm »
Is that an optical illusion with the German one's wing and fin looking a lot bigger Martin ?
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Re: A little work in progress
« Reply #254 on: May 03, 2015, 03:18:10 pm »
optical illusion Robert.
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