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Other / Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Last post by The Big Gimper on September 14, 2018, 09:39:43 AM »

CF Snowbirds @CFSnowbirds
#ThrowbackThursday to when we flew formation with a CC-150 Polaris from 437 Transport Squadron over beautiful #PEI leading up to @AirShowAtlantic. Check out these stunning photos taken by Snowbird 10 Capt McNaughton and Snowbird 11 Capt Hindle. #CFSnowbirds  #RCAF

Land / Re: Meng Merkava MK-3D with experimental barrel
« Last post by Themoff on September 14, 2018, 09:31:31 AM »
Mate that is awesome!
Looking for Kits, Parts, and Decals / Re: LF: Tamiya 1/100 V-107 in Civilian Markings
« Last post by elmayerle on September 14, 2018, 08:58:20 AM »
Moderators, please lock this topic.  I managed to acquire one of these.
New Model Kit News/Reviews / Re: Panda Hobby
« Last post by ChernayaAkula on September 14, 2018, 08:25:27 AM »
Very cool!  :icon_beer:
Other / Re: B-17G & Tomcat, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others (e.g.aircraft)
« Last post by kerick on September 14, 2018, 07:19:30 AM »
That looks like something from an anime movie! Cool!!
This all began with a venerable 1/72 Hasegawa Heinkel He-51.

You've got to admit, that box art is really something and comes in a floaty flavor too!

What's inside the box is pretty nice, whether intended for water or not. While a bit basic by modern standards, it was absolutely state-of-the-art back in the early 1970's. Of course mine was going to be a little different...

I started by cutting off the engine and adding the nose from a Monogram Ford Trimotor.

Next I stuck on a drop-tank half as a canopy and added gun pods made from P-36 brass catchers and a spare axle. Then I tacked on spatted landing gear  :-* from a KP Avia B.534 and a spare radial engine from a Williams Bros Northrop Gamma.

I also added a tail wheel and fairing cut from card.

A radial engine is only as good as its cowling, so sayeth NACA and I taped that on for these mock-ups.

The top wing is just perched there as I had a more work to do before gluing it on for good.

Most of that was paint work, and the old hairy stick was loaded up with a lot of Polly Scale SP Lettering Gray. The engine & cowling were painted Model Masters Flat Black with a little Aluminum dry-brushed over the cylinders. The nose was done in Steel and the canopy and guns were given custom mixes.

Decals were mostly leftover Hungarian markings from an He-170.

I was thrilled to see how much those markings resemble St. Piran's flag.

The Cornish XXI Aerial Regiment markings, crest and codes were all from spares.

The model was rigged with busted steel guitar strings cut to length and stuck in place with Lock-Tite gel and Gator glue.

It took me the past week to put this together and it was a lot of fun even if I faced a few challenges.

I hope you enjoyed my little alternate, anachronistic Agincourt. I'd build a French airplane, but alas I'm out of fleur-de-lis decals.

I'm grateful to Seņor Ysi for moderating this GB and those of you who are playing along or just stopped by for a look.

Brian da Basher

Kerris Aero Co. Chough Mk. V of the XXI Aerial Regiment, Cornish contingent, Agincourt 1415.

The aircraft is marked in a stylized version of St. Piran's flag, the traditional Cornwall banner.

Brian da Basher
Other / B-17G & Tomcat, blue Re: hybrid aircraft/animals and others (e.g.aircraft)
« Last post by ericr on September 14, 2018, 03:21:52 AM »
talking about aircraft having comparable sizes ...

here comes, in the very same 1/72 scale, a Tomcat mixed with a B-17G fuselage I had left from an earlier project :

here too the wings are movable (but not together, individually)

Profiles and Pixels / Re: BlastWave's Pixel Works
« Last post by BlastWave on September 14, 2018, 01:49:28 AM »
I see. You're welcome, and thank you!

Here's a profile of the Iranian Saeqeh-80 or simply Saeqeh/Saegeh. It was difficult finding any photographs or information of this particular production version (it may have been a prototype judging by the paint scheme, but that cannot be confirmed either), but I think I got it relatively accurate.

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