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C-133 Distant Early Warning (D.E.W.) strip alert support

North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) was looking for way to stage interceptors closer to feared Soviet bomber attacks coming "over the top" of the North Pole and outfitted several C-133's for providing temporary strip alert support at austere DEW site runways.     

1/144 Roden C-133A and Otkai F-101 VooDoos   

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Dave "Sandiego89"
Chesapeake, Virginia, USA


My third entry and my first attempt at building the 1/24 MPC Daytona Transporter.
May I present the Leyland Daytona Transporter

Captain Canada

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CANADA KICKS arse !!!!

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Vive les Canadiens !
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BlackHog for general logistics purposes in battlefield.

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Two alternative Ju-52, by adding some Junkers bits (and a Condor nose). ;)

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The BAC/Sud Aviation Concorde F (otherwise known as the'Stretchorde')

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Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)



Unarmed Beaufort ready to perform tasks like liason, medevac, and similar.

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Kalkert Ka 430 V6

Oh yes, there was a piston engined version of this late war German assault glider. As with the majority of the aircraft it was too little, too late. The Kalkert is an example on how a simple modification can turn into a very successful type of aircraft.

PXL_20230213_215802943 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr
PXL_20230213_215721749 (2) by Buddy Holly, on Flickr
PXL_20230213_215731935 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr

1/72 Huma Kalkert 430 converted with Siebel 204 wings and Fiat Cr 42 engines

David aka 63CPE


North American Airtruk

How about an conversion of the T-28's left by the French when they left Algeria, Chad etc in the sixties? South African based conversion specialist reworked the T-28 into this multi role light cargo airplane capable of doing COIN, FAC and light strike activities. Due to its rugged engine and airframe it proved to be a very succesfull conversion although the amount of available T-28 in Africa was limited and conversion rate was very slow. It may not be pretty, but it was effective with its big side opening hatch. Pictured here is a North American Airtruk in Angolan AF colours used in the Angola civil war.

PXL_20230213_220022723 by Buddy Holly, on Flickr
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1/72 Heller T-28, 1/100 heller Noratlas tailbooms, Zlin 142 horizontal tail and OV-1 vertical tail

David aka 63CPE


Commercial:     This Budd Conestoga II is proudly sponsored by Presto 1k putty...the more, the merrier...

Budd Conestoga II

What if the Budd Conestoga had a second chance was a tad bigger, had a better load capacity due to a landing gear placed outside the fuselage and was re-engined with four J-47's?

Now the RB-1 Conestoga was underpowered and like hard to manoeuvre. The Budd had many innovative features now standard in military transports: an electrically operated 10 × 8 foot (3.0 × 2.4 m) ramp at the aft end of the cargo area under the upswept tail, a loading ramp at truck-bed height. which meant cargo could be easy an quick loaded/unloaded and a manually operated two-ton (1814 kg) hoist for unloading trucks and a one-ton winch for pulling cargo up the ramp were also provided in the cargo area.

So, what if development continued and made it into a second version.  The second version would be a tad larger, more powerfull and better to manoeuvre. The original Conestoga was developed in the early fourties and during WW2 many military transports were being developed like the C-82/ C-119, C-74/C-124 and C-54. During this same time early jet engines came available so it's logical to make up an improved version of the innovative RB-1, the Conestoga II.

PXL_20230213_220729537.PORTRAIT by Buddy Holly, on Flickr

PXL_20230213_220551031.PORTRAIT by Buddy Holly, on Flickr

PXL_20230213_220643645.PORTRAIT (2) by Buddy Holly, on Flickr

1/72 Heller C-130 transall with Martin SP-5b front fuselage. Martin SP-5b wings, B-36 engine pods (luv-em) Hughes H-4 tail feathers and lots of presto putty!

David aka 63cpe


In the early 1950s there was a rare breed of English entrepreneur, the country farmer. Known for an ability to make cash wherever and whenever it was possible out of whatever was available.

The main proponent of this was one Pa Larkin. Famously written about by HE Bates, Larkin was known for generosity, business acumen and his large family. Often seen dashing about the fields and lanes of rural Kent in his pale blue..... M3 Halftrack.
He got this in a dubious deal with a US Army quartermaster involving some old suits of armour, paintings said to be by Constable and Turner, an antique bed supposedly slept in by King Henry VIII and a glass or two of his scrumpy.

Here we see Pa taking Ma Larkin out for a run to the shops. On the way back he'll be delivering his cargo - benches for the local park, dustbins for the new council houses and some fuel drums. The green one actually holds local scrumpy for the village fete  :cheers:

M3 Halftrack by Plastic Soldier Company. Benches, drums and dustbins from various model railway sets. 1/72 scale.



- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

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