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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3120 on: February 22, 2020, 12:49:50 pm »
Continuing the theme of creating high speed bombers by removing the top of an existing twin engined design.  I give you a very quick and dirty (and small) High Speed Hampden.

Hampden Flat-top by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3121 on: February 22, 2020, 03:35:53 pm »
Continuing the theme of creating high speed bombers by removing the top of an existing twin engined design.  I give you a very quick and dirty (and small) High Speed Hampden.

Hampden Flat-top by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

Handley-Page Handbag:wacko:

A Haaaaandbag?

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3122 on: February 25, 2020, 01:29:27 am »
Status report.

Boxcar.  PSR on fuselage nearly complete (seams are being a bit stubborn) and only just begin on the wings and booms.  Mercedes staff car sourced to make up the load.

Sea Witch.  Next batch of parts to be painted prepared for primer.

Dewoitine D500.  PSR finished and basic NMF paint applied.  This is silver car spray, which because I put it on in a too humid environment has a flat finish.  Clear should bring it up OK but first I want to add the special paint applied for the 1936 tiger meet...
Dewoitine D500 WIP 25-02-2020 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

Academy 1/72 HEMTT.  Pulled this out of the part started pile along with an ICM Katyusha (short shot on two of the launch tubes but fixed previously with evergreen.  More parts from both have been assembled and its time for radical surgery...

Heller Delahaye 135.  I've started this for the Special Theme class at the Ballarat show in May.  Theme is French.  Chassis is built and painted gloss black.  It is an intricate construction with posable steering.  All the individual steering components are made to scale meaning that they are rather fragile.  I have managed to keep everything moving so far (even under primer and gloss black paint) but expect that at some point I will break something and have to glue it all in a fixed position.

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3123 on: February 28, 2020, 12:00:24 am »
Academy HEMTT Katyusha mock up.

20200228_173457 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3124 on: February 28, 2020, 01:31:56 am »
Hmm, just going out on a limb, here, but I'm guessing it's not 1/35 scale. ;)
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3125 on: February 28, 2020, 01:52:47 am »
What makes you say that?
 ;D

1/72.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3126 on: February 29, 2020, 02:10:48 am »
After working this morning and then dozing all afternoon I arose from the sofa filled with mojo and painted the stripes on this.

Dewoitine D500 WIP 29-02-2020 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3127 on: February 29, 2020, 02:12:52 am »
Nice work sir  :thumbsup:

Glad to see I'm not the only person to find those "trays" very useful for various  modelling purposes.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3128 on: February 29, 2020, 03:00:34 am »
Nice work sir  :thumbsup:

Glad to see I'm not the only person to find those "trays" very useful for various  modelling purposes.


Thank you Christopher.
Mrs z's lung drugs come packaged in those aluminium trays.  Very sturdy, very handy, very unnecessary IMO but very usefull.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3129 on: February 29, 2020, 03:44:07 am »
Woh! Yes! Very cool, Fred! :mellow: :thumbsup:


Some brands of cat & dog food come in the same type of tray. :rolleyes:
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3130 on: February 29, 2020, 03:50:58 am »
Thank you Womby.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3131 on: March 05, 2020, 01:47:34 am »
Transfers are on the Dewoitine.
The SMER roundels that came with the kit (in common with most of the French roundels I have - as most of them are from ex Heller moulds repopped by someone else) are not usable as the diameter of the underlying white part is less than that of the red meaning there is a less opaque ring of red around the circumference of the roundel.
So I went with French Navy roundels.  From the Revell Privateer.  Rudder flashes and numbers are from the SMER kit as they were OK to use.
Dewoitine D500 WIP 04-03-2020 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3132 on: March 05, 2020, 05:53:55 am »
I am impressed with the Tiger's stripes sir  :thumbsup: However are you sure the wing anchors are orientated correctly ?

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3133 on: March 06, 2020, 04:17:39 am »
Thanks Chris.
The anchors may well not be as per real life.  I didn't check.  But they are the way I like them.   ;)

I have no other immediate French plans other than a vague idea at least some of the small interwar stash should actually be French.  But thank you for the offer.  When the time comes I will endeavour to remember who offered me some.   :unsure:

I'm keen to get this finished as I have a number of ideas for a quick "Navy" aircraft.  I feel I need to do one to justify my "scribe wing folds, add a hook and paint it blue" comments elsewhere.
The PDRV always had at least two fleet carriers in service so there is a broad range of aircraft to choose from. 

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3134 on: March 06, 2020, 04:55:20 am »

I'm keen to get this finished as I have a number of ideas for a quick "Navy" aircraft.  I feel I need to do one to justify my "scribe wing folds, add a hook and paint it blue" comments elsewhere.
The PDRV always had at least two fleet carriers in service so there is a broad range of aircraft to choose from.


A Beverley for the COD mission?  ;D ;)
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