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JollyRoger
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Istanbul, Turkey / Türkçe
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Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 07:10 AM UTC
I really need to stop by more often. Thanks guys, Cool looking Mustang Joe, is that the Platz kiT?. Old warriors in civillian colours always fascinate me.
Wow! Platz reboxed their P-47D bubletop kit... There is a world of difference Between that and Academy Jimb. I've fiished one up as Eaglston's Jug a while ago. Outstanding kit. It is nice to see it is around again.
jimb
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Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 03:37 PM UTC
Great job on the Mustang.

Jim
LowFiveJoe
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Virginia, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 12:11 PM UTC
Hi All,

Just finished this P-51D as Bob Hoover's 'Ole Yeller.' Decals are from Draw Decals and I thought they were excellent! I'm still struggling with masking canopies; getting closer, but still not where I'd like to be.



jimb
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2019 - 12:24 PM UTC
I recently picked up the Academy P-47D Thunderbolt; I'd like to get a set of those Platz decals.

Jim
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 01:43 PM UTC
Hi Bruce,

Aeroscale recently posted 2 1/144 reviews:

P-47D
https://aeroscale.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=14236

UH-60J & U-125A Rescue Wings
https://aeroscale.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=14238

Frigate
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West Virginia, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 12:31 PM UTC
Gentlemen:
It has obviously been quite a while since I last posted. But I do manage to keep an eye out on the posts, and the 1/144th scale "toys" and decals !

I don't know if anyone has announced it ... but Caracal Decals has announced some Great 1/144th decals for us "Wee Builders". They will be doing the RAF C-130's with the special tail colors ... plus at least one sheet, possibly more , for the C-17's. Perhaps our time in the cycle has returned !

These sheets can be seen on the ARC forum under Caracal Decals ... these sheets are definitely getting me cranked up again !

So what do you all think ?
LowFiveJoe
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 11:55 AM UTC
Ha, I just found this thread; didn't know it was here... Nice job on the 109 Jolly.

I've started work on a P-51 that will be done up as Bob Hoover's 'Ole Yeller. I'll be sure to post in here when I get some progress done.
jimb
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 10:50 AM UTC
Nice looking Bf109. Nice details & weathering.

Jim
JollyRoger
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 10:33 AM UTC
Ooops, seems like there is a problem with photo links. Ok, let's try this way.
JollyRoger
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 10:22 AM UTC
Hi all, I've been a poor attendant lately but I felt I need to feel I am still building. Ok I admit this is from last May but still, I've built at least two 1/144s in 2018. This one won a 1st prize in the National Competition last year. Unfortunately I didn't take photos of the sistership which is Hans Phillip's bird of the same era. Kit is Sweet's F from Barbarossa box. Happy New Year everyone.



...hmmm, pitot tube looks invisible, but it is there.
jimb
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Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 01:39 PM UTC
Here is my Trumpeter 1/144 scale North American USAF F-86F-30 Sabre. The markings are the 335th Fighter Intercept Squadron, Korea, 1953. The pilot figure is from OzMods. Guess I need a MiG-15 to go with it.







It's not perfect, but I like how it came out.

Jim
pbennett
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 07:51 AM UTC
Peter,

Yes, I've seen that photo before ... fascinating little scene, and well executed. My idea though is to create a much larger scene ... the focal point, an SU-27 Flanker being taxied across the grass in preparation for take-off; and in the background, various other aircraft (Hawker Hurricane, A6M Zero, Apache helicopter, P51 Mustang, F14 Tomcat, NA Sabre, P40 Warhawk , etc ...) waiting for their turn to thrill the crowd.

Well that is the plan ... just when I get round to actually doing it is another matter, as I've got so many projects on the go!

Paul
Marudek
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Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 - 09:22 AM UTC
Hi, that sounds like a great idea. I never tried to mix scales but imagine your project would look simillar to this:

https://abload.de/img/boaeh1.jpg5au4h.jpg
pbennett
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Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 09:13 AM UTC
Having recently acquired a selection of 1/144-scale aircraft (a combination of single prop, jets and helicopters), I am planning to incorporate these in a diorama alongside some 1/35-scale figures. Yes, an odd mix ... actually, the scene will depict a gathering of RC aircraft enthusiasts. The scale comparison is perfect to represent 1/4-scale aircraft (quite a common scale for RC aircraft), and this scenario will give the opportunity to include aircraft from various eras and nationalities.
Has anyone else tackled a similar idea?
Marudek
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Posted: Wednesday, August 08, 2018 - 09:52 PM UTC
Hi guys!

Here's a model I've recently built. Meet the Fokker namely Valom 1:144 Fokker D.VII





My own additions are:
- propeller hub
- radiator cover
- engine and exhaust
- maxhine guns
- cockpit interior
- mirror
- boarding step and tail hand-grips
- elevator and rudder steering cables (made of copper wire)
- tail struts and rigging made of Infini rigging thread.
jimb
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Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - 09:08 AM UTC
Amazing work, Peter. Absolutely amazing!

Jim
Willard79
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - 02:38 AM UTC
Peter, that is amazing detail for that scale(or any scale tbh).
I take my hat off to you.
Marudek
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Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - 12:26 AM UTC
Thanks guys! Next one is Raiden with most things open
JClapp
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Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 - 11:51 PM UTC
wow, nice little tiny parts!
nice dio!
Frigate
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Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 - 10:19 PM UTC
Marudek,
That is a tremendous piece of work ... just OUTSTANDING !!! Keep up the great work.

Keep building, Bruce
Marudek
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Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 - 05:05 PM UTC
Hi,

I'd like to show you my latest 144 model. It's a Spitfire










I used Eduard model kit, Brengun PE detail set, Master gun barrels and some of my own upgrades like resin flaps, separate control surpaces, gun and ammo bays, engine and angine bay (the engine was 3D printed but the rest is traditional scratch just copied with resin). These are the resin and vacu pieces I made:







Best regards,
Marudek
pbhawkin
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New South Wales, Australia
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Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2017 - 03:51 AM UTC
I thought I would post this here as well.
For people wanting to also join Martin's kampfgruppe144 forum (http://www.kampfgruppe144.com/phpBB3/index.php )
You have to email Martin at ironbridge@gmail.com to allow you posting rights.
The forum software needs to be updated after a crash last year and so new members have to be allowed in.

regards
Peter
jimb
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Posted: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 - 05:09 PM UTC
Thanks, Jonathan. I knew about Ozmods' pilots, but he wants a $15 minimum order & it's something like $50 in shipping to the US. I did find them through BNA Model World, and they only wanted $3 in shipping to the US. I think I'm going to go that route.

Jim
JClapp
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Posted: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 - 02:53 PM UTC

Quoted Text

It's a starting point. I'll see if I can track one down.

Jim


Ozmods sell some 144 scale pilots

some available on that auction site
JPTRR
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Posted: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 - 07:48 AM UTC
Peter,

Love those subjects! Excellent work!