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Offline Artoor_K

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Polish whiffs (previously PZL-230 Skorpion 1:48)
« on: April 29, 2014, 03:02:02 AM »
Hello!

Few years ago I had build one of the few versions of PZL-230 and I think time has come for another :) I mean this one:

(I borrowed photo above from topic about Skorpion-I hope it's allowed)

I'm going to bash Mastercraft F-16, Monogram A-10 and Italeri F-22. And of course a lot of putty and styrene sheets:)
I had a plan to use whole front section of F-22 as a Skorpion fuselage but F-22 proved to be too big so I got back to F-16 and began a surgery. Despite of low supply of styrene, I managed to make basic shapes of wings and canards. As a tailplanes, I' ll use horizontal stabilizers from F-22. Photo below:


I've cut away more plastic than I thought I will.
Suddenly, when my Skorpion was finally taking shape. I just wondered if wings aren't too small. I hit upon an idea- why not try to fit and reshape F-16 wings. On the photos Skorpion with first version wings and another shot with F-16 wings. Which version is better? Now I'm trying to fit engines....Ehh 



« Last Edit: May 05, 2014, 11:19:37 PM by Artoor_K »
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Re: PZL-230 Skorpion 1:48 - final version WIP
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2014, 03:04:34 AM »
Watching this one very closely!  You should make a master from it and sell some resin copies…hint, hint!
« Last Edit: April 29, 2014, 03:10:07 AM by GTX_Admin »
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Re: PZL-230 Skorpion 1:48 - final version WIP
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2014, 03:07:25 AM »
Watching this one very closely!  You should make a master from it and see some resin copies…hint, hint!

Maybe, maybe... :)
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Re: PZL-230 Skorpion 1:48 - final version WIP
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2014, 03:10:52 AM »
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Re: PZL-230 Skorpion 1:48 - final version WIP
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2014, 03:13:49 AM »
:D I heard that mock-up of Skorpion was offered on auction (pice was very low as for 1:1 model). I have a plan to visit Military Technical Academy in Warsaw and ask if they're still want to sell it :)
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Re: PZL-230 Skorpion 1:48 - final version WIP
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2014, 06:04:35 AM »
Wow that's hot! From the very cool mods (which blend in seamlessly) to that amazing camo this is some mind-boggling modeling!

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Re: PZL-230 Skorpion 1:48 - final version WIP
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2014, 08:12:44 AM »
jaw dropping wow!
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Re: PZL-230 Skorpion 1:48 - final version WIP
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2014, 06:37:40 AM »
Hello!

I've decided to go with reshaped F-16 wings. I've made original , styrene wings  too small so now I have more work...Anyway, engines are temporarily fitted so I could adjust elevation and shape of tailplanes.


« Last Edit: May 05, 2014, 06:41:02 AM by Artoor_K »
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Re: PZL-230 Skorpion 1:48 - final version WIP
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2014, 07:33:07 AM »
I love that look  :) Sharp!  :-*
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Re: PZL-230 Skorpion 1:48 - final version WIP
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2014, 08:18:16 AM »
Wicked!  :)
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Re: PZL-230 Skorpion 1:48 - final version WIP
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2014, 01:55:43 PM »
Top of the line kit bashing :)
Slick-n-Wicked looking.

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Re: PZL-230 Skorpion 1:48 - final version WIP
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2014, 11:17:43 PM »
I love that look  :) Sharp!  :-*


Thanks:)

Wicked!  :)


:)

Top of the line kit bashing :)
Slick-n-Wicked looking.


Thanks for all kind words , guys:)

I've managed to make a caisson (almost) like on original model. Amount of filler is visible:)



PS:

I would like to rename this topic cause I'd like to start a long-term project similar to well-known and loved "Taiidan" topic :)
So now "PZL-230 Skorpion 1:48 - final version WIP" becames simply "Polish whiffs". Next models in project: A-10, F-35B , F-35C when it'll be available and C-27 as a gunship :) And many more , I hope :)   
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Re: PZL-230 Skorpion 1:48 - final version WIP
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2014, 03:55:39 AM »
I would like to rename this topic cause I'd like to start a long-term project similar to well-known and loved "Taiidan" topic :)
So now "PZL-230 Skorpion 1:48 - final version WIP" becames simply "Polish whiffs". Next models in project: A-10, F-35B , F-35C when it'll be available and C-27 as a gunship :) And many more , I hope :)

Thanks for the compliment  :)

That sounds like a great idea, and that is a lineup I can't wait to see completed  :)
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Re: Polish whiffs (previously PZL-230 Skorpion 1:48)
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2014, 07:04:22 AM »
that is coming along really nicely

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Re: Polish whiffs (previously PZL-230 Skorpion 1:48)
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2014, 04:01:59 AM »
Adding those nice, big engines on the back was truly inspired! Love the look of 'em!

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Re: Polish whiffs (previously PZL-230 Skorpion 1:48)
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2014, 06:04:55 AM »
Thanks guys:)

Because Skorpion is waiting for Miliput and Mr. White putty (stillno answer from hobby store grrrr  >:( ) I've decided to go with A-10. Not much today:


Although I really like new Italeri models , their cocpits are always as simple as it hurts:


I've recently bought an Verlinden set for Monogram A-10 and I love it :) I'll try to drop it into Italeri model:
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Re: Polish whiffs (previously PZL-230 Skorpion 1:48)
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2014, 10:59:43 AM »
That's a very nice resin detail-up set, there! Hope it fits without any trouble! :D
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Re: Polish whiffs (previously PZL-230 Skorpion 1:48)
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2014, 11:05:56 AM »
Better keep the canopy open to display those gems.

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Re: Polish whiffs (previously PZL-230 Skorpion 1:48)
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2014, 02:53:28 AM »
First round of Putty-Fu Challenge. I think the game is draw:



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Re: Polish whiffs (previously PZL-230 Skorpion 1:48)
« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2014, 08:16:29 PM »
To sum up models and accessories which are included in this project:
PZL-230 Skorpion 1:48 - desert or jungle camo, markings simmilar to Su-22
F-35A Kitty Hawk -1:48 same colors as Mig-29 (but pixel camo) 303 sq. tribute
F-35B Kitty Hawk+Eduard interior -1:48 same colors as Mig-29 (but pixel camo) 303 sq. tribute
F-35C Kitty Hawk -1:48 same colors as Mig-29 (but pixel camo) 303 sq. tribute
A-10 Italeri + Verlinden -1:48 - typical camo with sharkmouth or same as polish black Su-22
C-27J Spartan gunship Italeri+Vulcan, Bofors and 105 mm by Master + maybe Eduard interior -1:72 - same scheme as polish CASA's
YF-23 Hobbyboss 1:48 - desert scheme or similar to polish F-16's
SR-75 & XR-7 1:72 Italeri - original camo but polish markings 
« Last Edit: July 03, 2014, 02:21:42 AM by Artoor_K »
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Re: Polish whiffs (previously PZL-230 Skorpion 1:48)
« Reply #20 on: June 04, 2014, 02:32:02 AM »
Another day of fighting with putty. Still puttying/sanding upper side:


Bottom is only slight better:


There will be some problems with fit of cockpit tub because rear wall of resin tub is smaller than the one from set but I'm trying not to think about it now :) Some (still not finished)painting:



Decals are here so it's close to unpack F-35B :)



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Re: Polish whiffs (previously PZL-230 Skorpion 1:48)
« Reply #21 on: June 04, 2014, 04:20:32 AM »
That seat looks great!

I think you are actually doing a really good job with the putty  :), my putty projects don't look that well thought out and under control
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Re: Polish whiffs (previously PZL-230 Skorpion 1:48)
« Reply #22 on: June 08, 2014, 07:13:14 AM »
That seat looks great!

I think you are actually doing a really good job with the putty  :), my putty projects don't look that well thought out and under control


Thanks :)

One photo of almost finished A-10 pit:
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Re: Polish whiffs (previously PZL-230 Skorpion 1:48)
« Reply #23 on: June 08, 2014, 11:03:42 PM »
I'm absolutely thrilled by your decal choice for this one, Artoor!

The Kosciuszko Squadron is is one of those great stories I wish was more widely-known and I'm looking forward to seeing your magnificent model in these markings!

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Re: Polish whiffs (previously PZL-230 Skorpion 1:48)
« Reply #24 on: June 11, 2014, 05:46:22 AM »
I'm absolutely thrilled by your decal choice for this one, Artoor!

The Kosciuszko Squadron is is one of those great stories I wish was more widely-known and I'm looking forward to seeing your magnificent model in these markings!

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I have a plan to buy all three F-35's and use all three versions of the decals. I regret that I bought low-vis version of decals but I hope it'll be possible to find high-vis soon.
Anyway...fight goes on:




I was scared as h... but I've decided to use a mini saw and cut a hole for front gear well.
Surprisingly there was no problems with that:
« Last Edit: June 11, 2014, 05:48:24 AM by Artoor_K »
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