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  1. So I sold my Trumpeter Su-25UB + resin cockpit a little while ago and instantly regretted it. So when I saw this 'lot' up for grabs, I had to bid and won it at a stupidly low price for what I've got... a proper result!!


    Needless to say i'm over the moon. Might actually build this one.. 


    (and yes some single seat stuff in that lot but I may sell them bits on as I've no need....)



  2. Hi guys,


    I'll post some photos soon, but keeping you guys updated.


    The 'batplane' will be done with a B-17F kit, so this is going to be N66571 a 'G' with the right tail.. but lots of differences and mods needed to the kit, I have cut away all the bits I need to, and now working on getting it up to standard. Wings made up, and engines progressing.. just waiting for some etch to arrive from Hannants for the engines also. 


    Really enjoying doing this... as I haven't been doing any modelling what-so-ever in the last few months... been busy with work and weekends learning to skydive, recently passing my AFF too, so just a few more solos and then I'm an A license holder. I should be able to pick up a bit more modelling then once that's sorted....


    Here's a photo from Airliners of the one I'm building.. you can see it's quite modded from the old USAAF days, it was with Kenting Aviation Ltd before being converted to a tanker and used as a Photographic Survey aircraft.




  3. You've done the  B-17, B-24, B-29, Halifax, Stirling (in progress) etc... and now this, can't be much left in terms of monster kits to build in 1/32nd scale? 


    Great work mate, hope to catch up this year, although not sure when... I may come down to Southern Expo. 

  4. 23 hours ago, Iain (32SIG) said:


    Hiya Radleigh,


    This doesn't tilt the wing back! It moves the trailing edge down - and flattens the upper and lower wing surfaces.  :)


    I probably should have been clearer; *if* this mod works there is *no* change to the leading edge/upper nacelle position with respect to the fuselage.


    The formers are bonded to the leading edge first, then the rear of the wing is bent down to meet the new profile and bonded.


    The leading edge/upper nacelles aren't moved.


    That is why, in the test piece photo earlier, I've marked out the 'box' for the modified kit spar box. The relationship between the wing box and the nacelles isn't changed.


    The photo that shows the wing taped roughly to new shape - the upper nacelle does appear to point up more - this is a function of only playing with the extreme root at present - because the other moulded webs are still unbroken - and new formers not yet added along the wing - it has imparted a twist seen in that photo - which won't be in the final wing.


    The kit already has a 1 deg incidence built into the way the wing spar box fits through the fuselage - so in the kit the nacelles do, indeed, point slightly upwards as it comes in the box - by about 1 degree.


    I still have to confirm that is correct - I'd rather get that from empirical data than scaling up a drawing!


    Yes - the undercarriage trunnion (and possibly other things) will need adjusting when fitting to the undercarriage bay, in order to get the correct angles - but I haven't got that far yet! :frantic:


    Hopefully that makes sense?  :)





    Makes perfect sense, to be fair I was really busy when looking at the thread and never took it in properly, but now you've said that and I've gone back and looked I can see it now. Not as bad as I thought then work wise, but still quite a bit... cant wait to see how it turns out. :)


    Thanks for the explanation, Iain!

  5. Iain I've a question. When tilting this wing back, it moves the engine up, (and wheels forward slightly?).. are you needing to correcting this? Looking at the drawings Alain Gadbois posted, I didnt realise the engine it was facing up, but are the wheels OK? Sorry if I've missed this.. not seen it mentioned.


    Really want a B-24, and i'm weighing up whether or not I'd be up for correcting the wing... 

  6. If you need any info or photos, the Mi-8PS is at the ex Motortechnica Museum, Bad Oeynhausen in Germany. Also, if you're building it how it is in the photo, a Mi-8PS is very different from a Mi-8MT. Should be good either way, can't wait to see what you do. 

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