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Offline Camthalion

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1/144 scale aircraft : O/400 finished
« on: May 01, 2018, 07:29:13 PM »
Have recently started building 1/144 scale aircraft.  It has certainly rekindled the modelling mojo.  I really like this scale despite the fact I need to wear my glasses to work on them now.  Anyways have decided to start a thread where they can all be kept in the one place, 
First up some I did a while ago.

Ansett BAe-146.  Revell Kit with aftermarket decals


Western Airlines DC-3.  Academy



Fairey Battle.  Zvezda


and the latest.  La-5FN.  Zvezda



« Last Edit: June 07, 2018, 04:25:45 PM by Camthalion »

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Re: 1/144 scale aircraft
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2018, 04:45:40 AM »
Those are some real beauties! You have an enviable talent for air liners. I've built the DC-3 myself but yours is much nicer.

The Battle and La-5 are little gems as well. I especially like the look of the tinted canopy against that famous RAF camo.

I think 1/144 is an under-appreciated scale and it's a treat to see your outstanding results with it!

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Re: 1/144 scale aircraft
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2018, 07:27:38 AM »
Thanks Brian.  I'm really enjoying this scale at the moment

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Re: 1/144 scale aircraft Sturmovik and Stuka
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2018, 06:14:43 AM »
Il-2 and Ju-87   Both Zevezda from their wargaming range






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Re: 1/144 scale aircraft Sturmovik and Stuka
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2018, 06:25:48 AM »
Yet more little lovelies! The Sturmovik is great but that Stuka is really sweet!

Not only is the canopy framing impressive but my what a sleek, streamlined undercarriage!

 :-* :-* :-*

Sometimes spats are even better in a smaller scale!

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Re: 1/144 scale aircraft Sturmovik and Stuka
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2018, 03:50:05 PM »
Two more.  Basically they just needed decals and clear coating




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Re: 1/144 scale aircraft Su-47 and MiG 29
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2018, 04:04:09 PM »
nice little birds, nice to see someone else besides me taking on this small but sometimes challenging scale  8)
on the bench:
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on the drawing board:
-various 1/72 TinTin aircraft
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-various other 1/72 and 1/144 aircraft

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Re: 1/144 scale aircraft : New Cap City helicopter
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2018, 01:18:17 PM »
Thanks Fellas.  Enjoying this scale right now. 

Finally have finished one of the New Cap city helicopters/ autogyro, whatever it is, although not in the scale I started with.   Made from the Zevzda Bf109.  Engine cowling is a 1/72 Chaffee road wheel.  Rotor hubs are 1/72 Sherman road wheel with cut down 1/72 B-17 prop hubs.  Booms are a combination of brass and plastic rod.  Rotor blades are cut down from a 1/72 chopper.









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Re: 1/144 scale aircraft : New Cap City helicopter
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2018, 07:09:16 PM »
Wow your Cap City helicopter is fantastic!

I think your work on those rotor hubs really paid off! They look most convincing!

You mentioned another thing I like about 1/144, that larger-scale wheels and other doo-dads can be used. Helps keep the spares box from exploding.

Great stuff!

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Re: 1/144 scale aircraft : New Cap City helicopter
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2018, 07:19:49 PM »
Thanks Brian

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Re: 1/144 scale aircraft : New Cap City helicopter
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2018, 02:09:42 AM »
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Re: 1/144 scale aircraft : New Cap City helicopter
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2018, 04:10:09 AM »
Beatuiful!!  Looks like a successful collaboration between Messerschmitt and Focke-Angelis.

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Re: 1/144 scale aircraft : New Cap City helicopter
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2018, 02:42:42 AM »
It takes a very special sort of madness to model in 1:144----my hat's off to you!  What incredible artistry!
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Re: 1/144 scale aircraft : New Cap City helicopter
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2018, 03:20:14 AM »
The autogyro looks great! That Zvezda soft plastic can be a bear to work with, too.

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Re: 1/144 scale aircraft : New Cap City helicopter
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2018, 02:16:12 PM »
thanks fellas

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Re: 1/144 scale aircraft : New Cap City helicopter
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2018, 04:21:54 AM »
Wow!  Lurve that helicopter, and the others, so much skill in such a small scale.

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Re: 1/144 scale aircraft : New Cap City helicopter
« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2018, 08:32:35 PM »
Some more done.   

P-51


Hurricane IIC Night Intruder


P-51 RAAF Korean War


Avro Lancaster 'Victorious Virgin'



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Re: 1/144 scale aircraft : New Cap City helicopter
« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2018, 02:31:56 AM »
I really like that Lanc!

You've got quite a way with those Mustangs too.

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Re: 1/144 scale aircraft : New Cap City helicopter
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2018, 05:56:32 PM »
Ended up placing most others on hold to start my O/400.

Tuesday's work





 finished construction and got the base coat on today.

« Last Edit: May 24, 2018, 05:59:00 PM by Camthalion »

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Re: 1/144 scale aircraft : HP O/400 WIP
« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2018, 10:09:03 PM »
Now *that* is impressive; more so if you add the rigging but impressive even now.

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Re: 1/144 scale aircraft : HP O/400 WIP
« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2018, 01:41:04 AM »
Now *that* is impressive; more so if you add the rigging but impressive even now.

Agreed. Great subject! How about a postwar Handley Page O/7 to match?
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Re: 1/144 scale aircraft : HP O/400 WIP
« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2018, 02:17:48 PM »
Thanks fellas.  Had to look up what an O/7 was, would be nice one day.  As for rigging, still haven't made my mind up to try it yet.
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Re: 1/144 scale aircraft : HP O/400 WIP
« Reply #22 on: May 26, 2018, 02:06:37 AM »
Thanks fellas.  Had to look up what an O/7 was, would be nice on day.  As for rigging, still haven't made my mind up to try it yet.

Dooo Eeet. You know you want to.

Besides it will impress us even more! As if that's possible.

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Re: 1/144 scale aircraft : HP O/400 WIP
« Reply #23 on: May 27, 2018, 03:47:53 PM »
Well, some more work on the "bloody paralyser of an aeroplane".   The kit only came with the roundels so the other markings were obtained from the spares box.  I managed to find my E-Z line so an attempt at rigging will be made tomorrow.





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Re: 1/144 scale aircraft : HP O/400 WIP
« Reply #24 on: May 27, 2018, 05:45:44 PM »
Adding the markings has really brought this baby to life!

I'm looking forward to seeing the rigging!

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Re: 1/144 scale aircraft : HP O/400 WIP
« Reply #25 on: May 29, 2018, 12:11:38 PM »
Haven't given up rigging the O/400, just need some new glue and material.  So today finished the 3d printed CAC Boomerang. 


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Re: 1/144 scale aircraft : CAC Boomerang
« Reply #26 on: May 29, 2018, 12:21:57 PM »
Oh, that's a purty little thing.

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Re: 1/144 scale aircraft : CAC Boomerang
« Reply #27 on: May 29, 2018, 06:34:47 PM »
They all look beauties!
I look forward to rigging the HP 0/400 !!!
I just completed a trio of Hanriots in the same scale, but gave up the idea of rigging!!!!

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Re: 1/144 scale aircraft : CAC Boomerang
« Reply #28 on: May 29, 2018, 07:12:10 PM »
They all look beauties!
I look forward to rigging the HP 0/400 !!!
I just completed a trio of Hanriots in the same scale, but gave up the idea of rigging!!!!

Antonio
I've just seen them.  I have Valom Sopwith Camels, DR I and Eindeckers in the stash, Haha  they probably won't get rigging either.
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Re: 1/144 scale aircraft : CAC Boomerang
« Reply #29 on: May 30, 2018, 01:34:04 AM »
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Re: 1/144 scale aircraft : CAC Boomerang
« Reply #30 on: May 30, 2018, 02:30:20 AM »
Wow that tiny Boomerang is very well done!

You've captured the essence of that aircraft perfectly and in such a small scale that's quite a feat!

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Re: 1/144 scale aircraft : CAC Boomerang
« Reply #31 on: June 05, 2018, 05:58:13 AM »
P-51 Racer Mr Choppers



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Re: 1/144 scale aircraft : P-51 racer
« Reply #32 on: June 05, 2018, 12:39:39 PM »
Damn!!  That's another gorgeous piece of work.

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Re: 1/144 scale aircraft : P-51 racer
« Reply #33 on: June 07, 2018, 12:18:41 AM »
You've got a real talent for 1/144 which isn't an easy scale to work in, especially for single-engine aircraft!

Once again you've finished up quite a little gem. That racing scheme looks great!

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Re: 1/144 scale aircraft : O/400 finished
« Reply #34 on: June 07, 2018, 04:27:05 PM »
That was painful, but the 1/144 O/400 is rigged (as much as I'm doing anyhow) and as far as I'm concerned finished. And a size comparison shot with my Lancaster






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Re: 1/144 scale aircraft : O/400 finished
« Reply #35 on: June 07, 2018, 07:11:54 PM »
That thing is HUGE considering it's a WW1 bomber! :o Also, good job with the rigging! :smiley:

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Re: 1/144 scale aircraft : O/400 finished
« Reply #36 on: June 08, 2018, 02:08:44 AM »
Beautiful job of rigging; I doubt I could do near as well in 1/72 or even 1/48.