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Aero-space / Re: Bristol Aerospace CF-5C Frozen Freedom Fighter
« Last post by kitnut617 on Yesterday at 11:02:18 PM »
Yeah!   :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

Nicely done Carl
Aero-space / 1965 RCAF CUH-3A Sea King
« Last post by The Big Gimper on Yesterday at 10:18:37 PM »
This is my next kit on my ongoing theme of RCAF 1960's helos.

1/72 Revell Mk.41 backdated to a 1960s configuration. Removed or do not install aerials, sensor probes etc.  Pain in the a** to build but easy to paint. But somehow I fogged up the canopy so need to wet sand with super fine grit sanding pads (6,000->12,000 grit)

Shown with baby brother Huey to help visualize the paint scheme. Will be easier to paint and decal.

IMG_7648 by Big Gimper, on Flickr

by Big Gimper, on Flickr

by Big Gimper, on Flickr
Aero-space / Re: Bristol Aerospace CF-5C Frozen Freedom Fighter
« Last post by The Big Gimper on Yesterday at 10:07:43 PM »
Lots of progress.  Only the canopy and Sidewinders are missing. Had to use the CF-5A centerline drop tank due to the location of speed brakes. Pleased with the fuselage/wing seam.

Paint going on this week.

by Big Gimper, on Flickr

by Big Gimper, on Flickr

by Big Gimper, on Flickr
Aero-space / Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Last post by Old Wombat on Yesterday at 08:29:27 PM »
1st cuts made & glue applied.

Hook & hook fuselage section of the Tracker reduced by about 6mm, which is roughly 210mm (81/2") IRL, & glued back together, narrower & shorter.

Outer wings glued together, as I need to be able to gauge how to work the fold parts into the wing, which has a much deeper chord than the Tracker but only about 2/3 the span, & I'll probably do the tail & tail-planes before I go to bed.

Note: A quick check of the Beau against the Grebe shows the Beau to be smaller in comparison than I expected, although most of that difference is forward of the wings.
MiG GB / Re: MIG-41
« Last post by Kelmola on Yesterday at 07:32:03 PM »
make certain the seeker has a proper lock before launch
Depends on the timeframe and seeker type. Modern IR homing missiles have lock-on after launch capability. Radar-homing missiles are always in practice lock-on after launch, unless they are active homing instead of passive/beam-riding and fired at a short range when the active seeker head can be turned on at launch.
New Model Kit News/Reviews / Re: Hobby Boss
« Last post by Jeffry Fontaine on Yesterday at 03:37:34 PM »

In-Box Kit Review of the HobbyBoss (kit nr. 82406) 1:35th scale "Delta Force" FAV (Fast Attack Vehicle) at

Not much in the kit which means you have to supply all of the baggage and weapons/weapons mounts. 
Aero-space / Re: 21st Century Space Weapons Platforms
« Last post by elmayerle on Yesterday at 10:27:27 AM »
Of course, the RKV regulation argument is not that much of a cheat because, essentially, the same cheat is used today with nukes. Any one use will generally call down the nukes of other nations upon the first user. It's what's kept the genie in the bottle for 75 years. The widespread nature of the various multi-planet states in the Honorverse make it plausible that no one state is big enough to get away with the use of RKV planet killers if there is that pan-societal approbation against their use. The other will band together and RKV it out of existence.
They weren't using RKV's per se, but the latest Honorverse book, Uncompromising Honor does show what happens when one star nation comes perilously close to violating the Eridani Edicts and gets slapped down hard (home system has all space-based infrastructure, minus pure habitats and power sats, wiped out).  And it's not any member of the Grand Alliance that this happens to.  I won't spoil matters further.
Aero-space / Re: 1/35 Coleopter
« Last post by finsrin on Yesterday at 08:27:07 AM »
Neato project  :icon_surprised:
Aero-space / 1/35 Coleopter
« Last post by Frank3k on Yesterday at 08:16:57 AM »
I recently bought a second copy of the Mikromir 1/35 Triton from Atlantis Models:

This copy had a partially crushed left fuselage hull, so I got it for almost nothing. I may eventually build the over copy as intended (Here's a great build review of the model), but this one has been whiffed.

This is the inspiration:

Mine will have to be a smaller, 2 manned version. I 3D printed the shroud/circular wings as well as the interior structures. I cut off the tail section from the Triton, and cut the cabin area open to make placing the instrument panel and crew seats easier.
Here's an early mock-up of the main parts:

The cockpit interior is from the 1/35 CH-47A Crew In Vietnam, which includes the cockpit. The figures are non-human crap, but the rest of the kit is great. I measured the original cockpit floor for the Triton and 3D printed a smaller section in ABS. I also printed a rear wall. The Triton kit will donate a few other parts before I'm done.

I took the front part off. The rudder levels are just pushed into place:

Here's a top view of the control vanes and props:

I believe that the props are from an old 1/48 Lindberg 1/48 XFY-1 "Pogo" - I found them in a box of spare parts that I bought, years ago. I only have one of the internal gears that made the props contra-rotate, so I glued them together.

Here's a breakdown of the props and vanes:

I have the landing gear, side fins and an intake duct for the turboprop engine printed, but I want to paint and finish the cockpit and fuselage area first - I can then set it aside and process the other 3D printed parts with acetone and sanding, which is always time-consuming. The shroud is printed as a shell (it's hollow) if I break it, I may have to reprint it.

I don't have an idea of the nationality yet. It may be French.
Aero-space / Re: 1/48 Sea Beau
« Last post by Camthalion on Yesterday at 05:43:22 AM »
looks interesting
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